The latest edition of the Medaille magazine is an especially timely issue, reflective of the times and the issues that the nation and Medaille community have been facing this year. In light of the nationwide call for social justice, this publication addresses matters of diversity, equity and inclusion, amplifying student and staff voices as they challenge the broader College community to find ways to enact change by starting at our own front door. As Buffalo’s College, Medaille’s goal is to be even more intentional about learning what can be done to create a more inclusive, equitable and welcoming environment for everyone.
The fall 2020 issue of the magazine also reflects back on the year and how the Medaille community has come together to navigate the pandemic and support Western New York. It includes heartfelt tributes to faculty and staff members who retired in 2020, and shares the latest alumni highlights and success stories. Read it all at medaille.edu/magazine.
The Medaille community thanks all who contributed and made this publication possible.
In This Issue:
EQUITY & INCLUSION
Medaille looks inward, amplifying student and staff voices, as the nation faces a call for change.
HISTORY & HAMILTON
Junior Kyla Hobbs examines the roles of media and education in addressing race and history.
The Medaille community navigates the COVID-19 pandemic and supports WNY.
The Medaille community honors 2020 faculty and staff retirees in recognition of years of service.
MEDAILLE & NEWHOUSE
Medaille’s new partnership with Syracuse University opens doors for communication students.
TARA WOYTON ’01, ’03
2020 Vet Tech of the Year Tara Woyton finds fulfillment in inspiring the next generation.
The latest alumni class notes.