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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.
The Medaille College Board of Trustees has elected Lawrence Hatcher to a four-year term, after a unanimous vote of all board members. He will serve as a trustee for the College from 2022 to 2026.
In response to the current high demand for well-prepared educators, Medaille has developed education programs that make it as quick and easy as possible for prospective teachers to navigate the steps toward certification requirements in New York State or Ontario.
Medaille is excited to announce that its Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to support its transition to a university designation. Subsequently, the institution will be submitting a charter amendment request to the New York State Education Department, and upon anticipated application approval, will transition to Medaille University.
Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Kenya Hobbs discusses the importance of a truthful portrayal of Black narratives and Black representation within our College community and within American society as a whole. He encourages us all not to shy away from uncomfortable conversations, which provide acknowledgment, understanding and growth toward a brighter future.
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.