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Challenge Brings Reward                                                      

To be eligible to enter the Medaille College Honors Program at the Buffalo, New York campus you must have strong academic credentials and a high school record of active extracurricular participation. You will engage with like-minded individuals to address challenging issues in an environment of vigorous intellectual inquiry, which develops leadership skills and solid social and moral commitment. Honors scholars are able to register for special honors sections of eight interdisciplinary liberal arts and sciences courses which, link together to reinforce fundamental skills and concepts. Medaille College is proud of its reputation for having small classes and a low student-to-faculty ratio. As Medaille students, therefore, it is natural for students participating in the College Honors Program to maintain close contact with their professors. The honors curriculum is fully integrated into each major and requires no additional coursework.

 

Eligibility

Eligibility will be determined by the Admissions Office at the same time as an acceptance decision.  Eligible students’ application materials will then be forwarded to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Honors Program Directors for candidacy review.  A student will be offered acceptance into the Honors Program if s/he exhibits strong leadership and scholarship inside and outside the classroom. Furthermore, because the College Honors Program is built around honors-level sections of Medaille's General Education Core courses, talented and committed full-time day students pursuing any of the College's baccalaureate degree programs are eligible to participate.

Those students accepted into the Honors Program will be expected to maintain both a cumulative and honors GPA at or above a 3.0.

Required Courses:

 Honors 110- Introduction to Critical Thinking 
Honors 130- Fundamentals of Public Speaking
 
 
 Honors 200- Advanced College Writing   
Honors 220- Justice and Democracy in America
 
 
 Honors 230- Creative Expressions
Honors 340- Scientific Discovery (340L- Lab)
 
 
 Honors 410- Capstone I                 
Honors 411- Capstone II
 

For questions or further information about the program, please contact:

Honors Program Director

Samantha Purpora (716) 880-2450 samantha.a.purpora@medaille.edu

Please note: space in this program is limited and participation is always voluntary.

Honors Program Enrollment Form

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Mentoring

Mentoring opportunities include a variety of co-curricular activities which bring honors faculty, administrators, staff and students together outside of the classroom.  For instance, the College Honors students are encouraged to participate in receptions, presentations and other co-curricular activities throughout the academic year.

Every Honors student is assigned a mentor who will provide academic and personal guidance.

 

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Benefits

Benefits to students participating in the Honors Program include:

  • A challenging and richly integrated honors curriculum in which courses are carefully designed to interconnect, reinforcing important critical thinking tools, communication skills and scholarly ideas.
  • Unique opportunities for mentoring from honors faculty, administrators and staff.
  • Special honors receptions, presentations and other social events.
  • Flexible advisement and registration procedures to ensure enrollment in honors courses on schedule and in sequence. Including priority registration for classes at the beginning of each semester.
  • Official recognition at commencement.
  • A unique housing grant for all Honors students choosing to live on campus!
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Recent Events

Honors Students have the opportunity to have their senior research papers published in the annual Honors Capstone Collection. The 2014 Honors Capstone Collection is available here

During the 2016-2017 Scholarship, Research, and Creativity Day Honor's Students were encouraged to participate in a variety of ways, such as making a piece of artwork or presenting a poster on their research.

  • Here are some pictures of students in an Honor’s art class working hard on their buffalo project.
  • Medaille college welcomed Rodney C. Haring as the keynote speaker for the day, here as some pictures of his speech.
  • Students and Faculty both were present to enjoy the keynote speech and poster presentations, here are just a few pictures from the festivities.
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Faculty and Staff

Jonathan Elston
Gerald Erion
Jonathan Elston
Gerald Erion
Professor
Professor
Office:
Office: M221
 
 
Lindy Feider
Jennifer Foster
Lindy Feider
 Jennifer Foster
Professor 
 Professor
Office: H117A
 Office: 
 
 
Erica Hamann
Daniel Kotzin
Erika Hamann
Daniel Kotzin
Assistant Professor
 Associate Professor
Office:M226 
 Office: M224
 
 
Mark Lavatelli
Lisa Marsherall
Mark Lavatelli
 Lisa Marsherall
Professor
 Associate Professor
Office: M228
 Office: M023
 
 
Samantha Purpora
Bridget Slavin
Samantha Purpora
 Bridgette Slavin
 Director of the Honors Program
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Office: M226
 Office: H118D
 
 
 
Alice Villasenor
Andrew Yeager
 Alice Villaseñor
 Andrew Yeager
Associate Professor
 Associate Professor
Office: M209
 Office: H118C
 
 
Paul Wirecki
 
Paul Zwirecki
 
Professor
 
Office: 
 
 
 
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Current Students

Class of 2018

Kaylie Bauer
Marissa Brockway
Clare Christy
 
 
 
Samantha David
Alissa Eckborg
Justice Fagan
 
 
 
Katie Hale
Racheal Hess
Steven Hostinsky
 
 
 
Tyler Ineson
Brianna Kepfer
Lauren Kochner
 
 
 
Courtney Leone
Sarah Lussier
Margaret Mineo
 
 
 
Matthew Ryberg
Nathan Senick-Albanese
Emily Senick
 
 
 
Lindsey Spengler
Sarah Starkweather
Elise- Stempien-Myrick
 
 
 
Patrick Sullivan
Sarah Uschold
Shawne Witte

 

Class of 2019

Morgan Allen
Kayla Barone
Dorian Billups
 
 
 
Justin Bulega
Diana Burgos
Daniele Card
 
 
 
Sierra Clute
Rachel Duewiger
Matthew Gabalski
 
 
 
Colin Gemerek
Erin Griffin
Megan Hassenbohler
 
 
 
Sarah Hawk
Kimberley Izard
Daniel Joseph
 
 
 
Jannelle Komsonkeo
Monica LaRock
Alex Margarucci
 
 
 
Kimberly Miller
Matthew Morrison
Valerie Mueller
 
 
 
Alyssa Murzynowski
Lindsay Naab
Karalyn Oddy
 
 
 
Charles Panepinto
Andrew Parks
Christina Parsnick
 
 
 
Connor Priester
Elizabeth Reed
Alexi Ruggiero
 
 
 
Katie Schnier
Katleigh Slazyk
Kristine Snyder
 
 
 
Mary Margaret St. Pierre
Mercedes Sulzbach
Jessica Swan
 
 
 
Alexis Trice
Colleen Voigt
 

 

Class of 2020

Kellen Adderly
Mitchell Ali
Kaitlyn Antkowiak
 
 
 
Amanda Arnold
Megan Barry
Samuel Beesley
 
 
 
Abigail Blankenship
Caitlin Bruscia
Emma Campagna
 
 
 
Marissa Campbell
Cortney Corroccia
Kaileigh Carroll
 
 
 
Caitlyn Cornish
Cassandra Davern
Matthew Dickerson
 
 
 
Brenton Fischer
Vittoria Giuseppetti
Amanda Hartman
 
 
 
Harry He
Leah Hoyt
Brandi Jezerski
 
 
 
Samantha Klein
James Lang
Sean Law
 
 
 
Anthony Marafioti 
Christine McConnell
Samantha Morcio
 
 
 
Kelsey Naab
Courtney Parrilla
Caitlin Quinn
 
 
 
Brandon Roach
Brady Rogers
Hannah Wentland
 
 
 
Lachlan Wilkinson
Hannah Wotjulski 
Kaley Zelaski
 
 
 

Class of 2021

Stellani Bechakas
Cullen Becker
Shannon Butler
 
 
 
Melissa Chudinski
Jessica Culbert
Erin Cullen
 
 
 
Brittani Diamond
Makayla Dodge
Sophia Downey
 
 
 
Emma Filipski
Cassidy Flemming
Marissa Gaughan
 
 
 
Haley Graczyk
Thomas Greenhalgh
Olivia Hallstrom
 
 
 
Jessica Helm
Alexa Hoiensahl
Stephanie Hovan
 
 
 
Noah Kenyon
Andrew Kerl
Derek Klemer
 
 
 
Courtney Kline
Jessica Kulesza
Jordan Lux
 
 
 
Shae Messemer
Mohammad Khairul Firas Mohammed Farid
Kismet Mohammed
 
 
 
Grace O'Neil
Michael Omilian
Abbyleigh Osborne-Jones
 
 
 
Adrianna Paar
David Pachla
Marissa Pecorella
 
 
 
Alison Pierpaoli
Claire Purdy
Julia Rinaldi
 
 
 
Brittney Schechterly
Lindsey Schlager
Amrita Sikder
 
 
 
Alisa Smith
Megan Strunk
Miranda Van Hout
 
 
 
Daniella Ward
Justin Weiskerger
Katherine Willet
 
 
 
Alexandra Wilson
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More detailed descriptions of the aims, structure, and policies of the Medaille College Honors Program can be found in the Student Handbook.