18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
The Alumni Relations staff are proud graduates of the College themselves. Megan Fitzgerald Hassenfratz '10 and Summer (Gemmati) Handzlik '08 '12 experienced Medaille the same way you did. They sat in the same seats, learned from the same professors, and ate the same cafeteria food. Today, they use the skills they learned as students at Medaille to further its mission and expand the alumni experience.
Our team coordinates with many other campus offices, including the Office of Career Planning and the Offices of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, to engage our alumni and keep them connected to the College.
Megan Fitzgerald Hassenfratz '10
Coordinator of Alumni Relations
When I visited Medaille as a high school senior, I immediately felt at home. I didn't know exactly what I was looking for in a college, or what I wanted to study, but I knew that the close-knit atmosphere at Medaille was one in which I would thrive. I started as an undeclared major, but it wasn't long before my involvement in the student newspaper led me to declare as a communication major. I loved every minute of my time as a student, and am so grateful for the skills I gained and the lifelong friendships that I developed.
I have been so impressed by the improvements that have taken place on Medaille's campus, even in the short time since I graduated. I would invite any of you who haven't been back recently to come check out all of the new spaces, including the fourth floor lounge, the Student Success Center, and the expansion and renovation of the Sullivan Center. After all, Medaille will always be home.
Summer (Gemmati) Handzlik '08 '12
Manager of Alumni & Community Support
When I was a senior in high school I had no idea what I wanted to do or what college I wanted to attend. I received literature in the mail about Medaille and decided to visit the campus. Once I was here, I felt at home. After the visit I knew that Medaille was the right choice for me. I am grateful for my experiences as a student at Medaille and for the professors who engaged with me in a way that I would not have experienced at a large university. Here, I felt like part of family.
Shortly after graduating with my bachelor's degree I enrolled in the masters of business administration program at the Amherst Campus. The flexibility of the program allowed me to work full-time and raise my son while pursuing my degree.
Now, I feel grateful to work at Medaille and share my love for the college with alumni, parents and friends. So much growth has taken place over the last five years and it is exciting to see and be part of.
The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.