18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
Medaille College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 9 a.m. as it begins an 18,000-square-foot expansion and renovation project to its Kevin I. Sullivan Campus Center at its Buffalo campus. Scheduled speakers and guests include Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown; NYS Senator Mark Grisanti; Medaille board of trustees chair Charles E. Moran, Jr. , president of Delaware North Companies; and, Virginia Sullivan, wife of the late Kevin I. Sullivan.
Medaille first constructed a campus center for its students in 1995. In 2001 the building was dedicated in memory of Kevin I. Sullivan, the college’s fourth president. Prior to serving as president, Sullivan was a member of Medaille’s board of trustees, serving the College from 1977 to 1984. In 1987, he was selected as president and held that role until his untimely passing in 2001. As president, he oversaw a period of extensive growth, from the start of a residence life program and intercollegiate athletic teams to the expansion of adult and graduate programs.
The $5.5 million project is funded in part by a $12 million financing package from M&T Bank and through the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, which also supported to the construction of the college’s Student Success Center, a building completed in September 2011. A significant portion of the project is also funded by a Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) grant of nearly $1 million.
The project is slated for Completion for the start of the college’s fall 2012 semester.
The project team is led by the architect of record Chaintreuil, Jensen & Stark Architects, LLP, and construction manager R&P Oak Hill Development, LLC. IBC Engineering, P.C., is handling the mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering. Tredo Engineers is in charge of the civil and structural engineering.
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