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On May 17, the New York State Education Department Board of Regents approved an amendment to Medaille’s charter to make the institution a university, effectively immediately. Medaille has begun to launch its transition to Medaille University, with more formal celebrations and unveilings planned for the fall, when the 2022-23 academic year begins.
On May 12, hundreds of Medaille graduates walked the stage and accepted their diplomas at the 2022 Undergraduate & Graduate Commencement Ceremony, as friends, family, and Medaille faculty and staff assembled at Kleinhans Music Hall to celebrate.
Our community suffered a horrific tragedy on May 14, when a white supremacist gunned down 13 individuals, killing 10 and injuring three, at the Tops Markets on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo. As Buffalo’s College, Medaille is here to support our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding community, in the healing process during this difficult time.
Medaille College is excited to welcome Buffalo Bills Safety & All-Pro Jordan Poyer to its Buffalo campus on Thursday, May 26, for an exclusive community event focused on mental wellness and recovery from addiction.
Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Kenya Hobbs uses the example of the popular song to illustrate the suppression, discouragement and denial that exist in American society. Whether it is the “Don’t Say Gay” bill or the economic and social disparities that exist among minority-owned businesses, ignoring the inequities does not help but rather furthers the marginalization and suppression.
On May 4, Medaille vet tech students and representatives gathered at the SPCA Serving Erie County to present a $1,000 donation to benefit the nonprofit organization that assists nearly 12,000 animals each year in Erie County. The gift comes after Medaille’s Vet Tech Club led multiple fundraisers over the course of the spring semester.
Medaille hosted its 2022 Take Back the Night event on Tuesday, April 19. The annual event, along with a corresponding student-led TikTok video competition, brings the Medaille community together to raise awareness for sexual and domestic violence prevention, with cohesive efforts to promote social justice and develop solutions.
The Medaille College Department of Business, Management & Leadership was proud to serve as the supporting sponsor of the National Association of Women Business Owners 2022 Leadership Academy, which was held in Tempe, Arizona, earlier this year. Assistant Professor of the Practice & MAOL Program Director Kristy F. Tyson, MBA, attended the event on behalf of the College.
Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Kenya Hobbs shares why he was moved to tears during the confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. “As I tried to make meaning of this moment, I was struck by the profound lesson that began to crystalize in my mind,” he says. “Here is the lesson: the power of being seen — truly being seen by another human being — is life affirming. It is simultaneously a simple and weighty act to acknowledge someone’s humanity, and to recognize, honor and connect with another person to tell them that they are worthy.”
On April 6, students and representatives from Medaille gathered at Big Big Table to present a $1,500 donation to benefit Buffalo’s first nonprofit, pay-as-you can café. The donation comes after students from Medaille’s Say Yes to Education program led a campus-wide bottle and can drive for two months to benefit the cause of addressing food insecurity within the Buffalo community.