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Medaille College has named 32 students to the Dean’s List for the summer 2021 semester. Undergraduate students who meet the requirements of a minimum of 12 credit hours and who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for all credit hours carried during that semester are placed on the Dean’s List.
Department of Education Assistant Professor Dr. Caitlin Riegel, the program director for Medaille’s M.S.Ed. adolescent/secondary education and M.S.Ed. elementary education programs, gave a presentation at the national Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference this summer, focused on tools and tips for teaching in a post-COVID world and the smooth transition between in-person and online modalities.
The Medaille College Board of Trustees has elected five new members to four-year terms after a unanimous vote. Thomas G. Strauss, Birgit Smith Burton ’89, Thomas Beauford Jr., Martin Griffith and Scott L. McFarland will serves as trustees from 2021 to 2025.
Medaille College has announced the appointment of Dr. Carmen Wilson as vice president for academic affairs and the promotion of Kenya Hobbs to vice president for diversity, equity & inclusion. Both will serve in leadership roles as members of the President’s Cabinet.
Medaille College Athletics is pleased to announce its addition to the Empire 8 NCAA Division III Conference, beginning the 2022-23 academic year. Founded in 1998, the Empire 8 is one of the premier NCAA Division III athletic conferences, both on the field and in the classroom.
Dr. Macur has been elected as chair of the Committee on Policy Analysis & Public Relations for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and will represent private, nonprofit higher education on public policy issues nationally.
Director of Medaille’s Office of Online Learning Mary Beth Scumaci and Instructional Technology Specialist Raymond Drechsel were invited to present at the 2021 Blackboard BbWorld Global Conference this July. They discussed the four-year journey of Medaille’s transition to Blackboard Learn Ultra, serving as an example of organizational change to attendees from other institutions across the world.
The Department of Education Reading Center has partnered with the SPCA Serving Erie County and its Tale for Two Summer Reading Program. Led by Assistant Professor Dr. Christine Woodcock, students in the M.S.Ed. literacy education program have been tutoring children (ages 6-14) at the Reading Center this summer, and each morning, the children have gotten to read books to animals at the SPCA via Zoom.
In addition to Medaille’s participation in the White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge, Medaille has announced an accompanying incentive challenge for all undergraduate, graduate and online students, in an effort to keep the College campus community safe and healthy. Medaille students can now unlock up to $30,000 in awards and scholarships by submitting COVID-19 vaccination records by August 9.
Medaille has received over $1.2 million in renewed grant funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which will allow the College’s clinical mental health counseling students to continue to provide critical mental health services to medically underserved and at-risk populations within Buffalo, Rochester and the surrounding communities.