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Zachary Arenz and his students with ukuleles

School of Music alumnus named New York State Teacher of the Year; alumna one of four Finalists

SUNY Fredonia alumnus Zachary “Zach” Arenz, ʼ10, ʼ12, who teaches music at Rochester’s (NY) Flower City School 54, was named New York State Teacher of the Year.

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SUNY Fredonia academic area renamed to reflect its expanding mission

As the State University of New York at Fredonia approaches its bicentennial, it is expanding one of its cornerstones by reorganizing and renaming the "College of Education" to the "College of Education, Health Sciences, and Human Services."

Marion Sonnenfeld Scholarship recipients with Vice Provost, Early Childhood Education major, Childhood Education major, Music Education major

Students awarded Sonnenfeld scholarship

The Marion Sonnenfeld Scholarship, which recognizes outstanding female students who exemplify leadership, hard work and a good sense of community, have been presented to undergraduate students Angie Sempertegui, Anna E. Evans and Kate Price.

students site on Belize sign, TESOL major, Education major

Fredonia students set to return to Belize teaching experience during J-Term

Students will once again have the opportunity to raise their multicultural competence with the return of the Belize Service Learning Project, following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during J-Term.

Kayla Makosiej reading book

Makosiej to receive Lanford Presidential Prize

Kayla R. Makosiej, a senior from Long Island majoring in Early and Childhood Education, with a concentration in English, has been selected to receive the 2022 Lanford Presidential Prize from the Oscar and Esther Lanford Endowment of the Fredonia College Foundation.

scholarship winners and associate dean

Students selected to receive Sonnenfeld award

Undergraduates Kayla Makosiej and Esmeiry Ventura Santana were recognized recently with the Marion Sonnenfeld Award Scholarship for their leadership, hard work and a good sense of community.

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Senior’s ‘#716 Rainbow Hunt’ t-shirt sales to benefit needy families

Julianna Owczarczak’s third and final student teaching placement was curtailed when public schools were shut down in mid-March due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions, so the Fredonia senior launched a project that will help nourish children in another way.


Youngsters and the community celebrate child care providers

It wasn’t the 4th of July or Labor Day, but a wide-ranging car parade on May 8 honored those providing care for youngsters on Child Care Provider Appreciation Day.

Dr. Michael Jabot keeps his students in mind, placing photos of them in pots that contain Chestnut seeds.

Seed project aims to connect with Distance Education students and restore Chestnut trees

Every spring semester at Fredonia, about 25 prospective elementary school teachers nurture American chestnut seedlings that could contribute to long-term efforts to restore the American chestnut tree in the Eastern United States.

Dr. Guangyu Tan

Tan co-author of book that examines early childhood investments in a globalized world

Associate Professor Guangyu Tan of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education is a co-author of “Investment in Early Childhood in a Globalized World: Policies, Practices and Parental Philosophies in China, India and the United States,” recently published by Palgrave MacMillan.