18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
30 Wilson Rd.
Amherst, NY 14221
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
As part of the Buffalo region, Medaille has taken on an aspiration much larger than just an educational mission. We will be known as the leader in preparing learners for career success and a lifelong commitment to a civic and sustainable future in Buffalo, the region, and the world.
Read on for summaries of Medaille's continuing relationships with local organizations, each committed, as is Medaille, to making the Western New York region a better place in which to live, to work, and to learn.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is Medaille’s neighbor to the north, and operates six major parks in Buffalo. The Conservancy is dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of these spaces, and Executive Director Thomas Herrera-Mishler spoke at the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony in 2009. For Welcome Weekend 2009, first-year students participated in a series of activities with the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, including tours of park facilities, team-building activities, and an introduction to the parks’ history and natural history.
Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions
In September 2009, Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions began producing its thrice-yearly performances in the Main Building Lecture Hall on the Buffalo Campus.
Medaille College Reading Center
The Reading Center, located on the Buffalo Campus, is staffed by graduate students in the master’s in literacy program, and serves elementary students through a program based out of 77 Humboldt, and an extension program at Marilla Elementary in the Iroquois Central School District. Additional extensions are planned.
A multi-phase, multi-year project to renovate the McCarthy Park sports complex for public and private use re-created a space for Medaille to use for athletic activities, including Mavericks baseball and softball, and for Buffalo to use for little league games and tournaments. The renovations and regular maintenance to McCarthy Park continue, and have restored the facility for the enjoyment of the neighborhood.
Office of Veterans and Military Affairs
With recent federal and state legislation providing extended educational benefits for veterans and military members, Medaille has expanded its student services and outreach to veterans and service members in western New York.
Speak Your Mind and Shape Your World
Speak Your Mind and Shape Your World began in 2003 as a small writing group for students, which led to a handbound literary journal developed during a summer program sponsored by GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs)and Medaille College. Since then, the project has expanded their journals into professionally created softcover publications, which include CD supplements and artist note cards.
This Buffalo-based independent publishing firm has found a home on the Buffalo Campus, in the same building as arts-oriented organizations like Music is Art and the Arts in Education Institute. With Ted Pelton, Ph.D., professor of humanities, as publisher, Starcherone Books publishes independent fiction from innovative authors.
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.