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SUNY Fredonia President Stephen Kolison at Lectern

SUNY Fredonia Class of 2024 encouraged to 'Embrace the Journey' ahead

The Class of 2024 at SUNY Fredonia was encouraged to “put in the work necessary” and “embrace the journey ahead” during the university’s 197th annual Commencement ceremony Saturday.

President Stephen H. Kolison Jr. congratulates a student crossing the stage.

SUNY Fredonia Commencement on Saturday

Commencement 2024 at SUNY Fredonia will include ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, in the Steele Hall arena, combining undergraduate and master’s degree and advanced certificate graduates.

Henry Domst’s installation for “Midnight Oil” senior show.

‘Midnight Oil’ senior show winners announced

Award winners in the Spring 2024 senior art show "Midnight Oil," recently on display in the Marion Art Gallery, are Makayla Neilson (President's Award) and Henry Domst (Marion Art Gallery Award).

Rachel Echevarria, who has majors in Environmental Sciences and Geology, in the Gilman Minerology and Petrology Lab in Houghton Hall Room 132.

Echevarria wins Sigma Xi second place award for research

Rachel Echevarria, a senior from Fredonia, NY, majoring in Environmental Sciences and Geology, won second place (and a cash prize) in the undergraduate division at the virtual conference, the 2024 Sigma Xi Student Research Showcase.

SUNY Fredonia alumni Carl Lam

Recognition ceremony slated for May 10

The ALANA/Lavender Ceremony: A Celebration of Achievement and Inclusivity is an opportunity to honor Intercultural Center Student Leaders and those graduating seniors of African, African-American, Caribbean, Hispanic, LatinX, Asian, Pacific Islander, and/or Native American descent (ALANA) and those self-identifying members of the LGBTQIA+ Community (Lavender).

Computer Science students (from left) Ryan Plumer, Camron Walsh, Jared Russell and Anne Smith finalize the deliverables for the user and schema matching project.

Computer Science students collaborate with Paychex on database matching project

Students in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences have finalized their work on a term project in collaboration with Paychex -- one of the largest employers in Western New York and a payroll/HR services provider based in Rochester, NY.

Dr. Nick Weiser and orchestra on stage

Commencement-Eve Pops offers musical tour of America

From Glenn Miller’s “St. Louis Blues” and Tony Bennett’s “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” to Nat King Cole’s “Route 66” and Gladys Night’s “Midnight Train to Georgia,” hundreds of songs have been written about famous American cities, states and places. “A Big Musical Tour of America” on Friday, May 17 is the 2024 Commencement-Eve Pops concert.

Patience Glatt, with a portrait of the late SUNY Fredonia President Emeritus Oscar E. Lanford.

Glatt to receive Lanford Presidential Prize at Commencement

Patience Glatt, whose ambitious higher educational journey can be illustrated with an impressive set of numbers, has been selected as the recipient of the 2024 Lanford Presidential Prize.

 Amanda Keppel and Chloe Kowalyk at the awards ceremony with the Chancellor and Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Tracy Stenger

Fredonians receive SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

State University of New York Chancellor John B. King Jr. awarded 193 students from 62 campuses SUNY’s highest honor for academic excellence and leadership at a ceremony on April 11, including SUNY Fredonia seniors Amanda Keppel and Chloe Kowalyk.

Reginal Spiller and Tim Zulawski head shots

Commencement speakers include distinguished alumni

Distinguished SUNY Fredonia alumni — Reginal “Reg” Spiller, who is President and CEO of Azimuth Energy LLC and CEO of subsidiary Azimuth GIS-E, and Tim Zulawski, who is President of AMB Sports and Entertainment — will be the keynote speakers for Commencement at SUNY Fredonia.