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Medaille’s MBA and MAOL programs have received national recognition on the 2022 U.S. News & World Report lists for best online programs across the country. Programs recognized on the lists have strong traditional academic foundations based on the excellence of entering students, graduation rates and instructor credentials. They also excel at educating distance learners while offering robust career and financial support.
Medaille College has named over 300 students to the Dean’s List for the fall 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.
Clinical Assistant Professor Hennessey Lustica, Ph.D., LMHC, has been selected as an ambassador fellow to the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Lustica is one of only seven 2022 Fellows at Ed selected from educators across the country. As part of her fellowship, she will lead a capstone project to design and implement professional development for teachers and administrators on mental health, trauma, collaboration and relationship building at the graduate training level.
Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Kenya Hobbs acknowledges the difficulties and changes the higher education industry has faced over the last couple years. “If life has taught me anything, it is that change is unavoidable,” he says. “Things never stay the same forever, and that is OK. Be determined to face change optimistically, courageously and creatively. Together, we will move onward and upward to greater things.”
Medaille is excited to join the growing Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition, an organization of local groups committed to ending the stigma surrounding mental health. As such, the College is asking students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends to take the Pledge to End Stigma.
Medaille is excited to announce the completion of Phase II of its sports complex, which will greatly expand the athletic, academic and recreational opportunities available to WNY college students and community members. Completed this past December, the development has added almost seven acres to the already robust site, including new home fields for baseball, softball and field hockey.
In his latest article, Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Kenya Hobbs asks us all to challenge ourselves and our perspectives as this particularly tough year comes to a close. “In times like these, we need to think about how we can be better to and for each other,” he says. “After all, the energy that it takes to show love or hate is exactly the same, only completely different.”
David C. Greenman has been appointed as vice president for institutional advancement at Medaille College. He will oversee all philanthropy, alumni and community relations for the College.
Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Kenya Hobbs reflects on how our shared humanity ought to compel us to be more conscious and intentional about how things are said and done. Incidents of racism can be reduced in frequency if we band together, fight injustice, redress wrongs, and address hard and heavy issues.
Department of Science, Mathematics & Technology Chair and Professor of Mathematics Dr. Vochita Mihai has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Dr. Brian R. Shero Teaching Excellence & Campus Leadership Award. Announced each year at Commencement, this award is presented annually to a Medaille faculty member at Honors Convocation.