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Commencement speaker and alumnus challenges the Class of 2019

Thursday May 23, 2019Jeff Woodard

As he addressed the Class of 2019 at Fredonia on May 18, Dr. Shaun C. Nelms felt commonality with the graduates sitting before him in Steele Hall. “You will be expected…to leave a lasting impression on the world,” Dr. Nelms said. “I understand this transition too well…as a proud graduate of the (Fredonia) Class of 1999.”

Alumnus van Schoonhoven a winner in George London Foundation competition; alumna receives Encouragement Award

Monday March 4, 2019Lisa Eikenburg

Kyle van Schoonhoven, a tenor and 2011 graduate of the Fredonia School of Music, was one of five winners of the prestigious George London Foundation for Singers annual competition, held Feb. 22 at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. Fredonia 2014 alumna and mezzo-soprano Amanda Lynn Bottoms, who was also a finalist in the competition, received a $1,000 George London Encouragement Award.

New endowment created to promote diversity education

Tuesday February 19, 2019Lisa Eikenburg

The Collingwood Distinguished Lecture for Diversity was recently established at Fredonia as part of the Fredonia College Foundation’s Nurturing Innovation Campaign. A $250,000 gift from an anonymous Fredonia graduate will provide annual support for an honorarium to bring a nationally recognized speaker of diversity to campus each year.

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