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On June 20, Dr. Kenneth Macur, president of Medaille University, notified the Board of Trustees that he has made the decision to retire. To assure there is continued strong and committed leadership for faculty, staff and students, Medaille’s Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Lori V. Quigley interim president of Medaille University, effective immediately.
Living out Medaille’s mission of educating and developing empowered, civic-minded individuals who contribute to a healthy, diverse democracy, students and faculty from Medaille’s clinical psychology doctoral (PsyD) program participated in the March for Our Lives Rally in Buffalo on Saturday, June 11, to advocate for taking action to stop gun violence and to help raise awareness on related mental health topics.
Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Kenya Hobbs reflects on the tragic mass shooting that took place on May 14 in Buffalo, as well as on the issues and questions surrounding the hate-fueled atrocity. While he acknowledges that it is natural to look for answers and pose tough questions in the wake of tragedy, he urges everyone to use their energy to be part of the solution instead.
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.