Medaille Alum Honored as Addictions Professional of the Year
Medaille alum Jené Gardner ‘13, a dual diagnosis counselor in Olean, New York, has been honored by Addiction Professional magazine with an Outstanding Clinicians Award as Addictions Professional of the Year. She will receive the award at August’s National Conference on Addiction Disorders in St Louis.
As Gardner told Addiction Professional, “From my first session, I was overwhelmed with the feeling that this is where I wanted to be.” The publication highlighted her “meteoric” career trajectory, nothing that she started working at Olean prevention and treatment organization CAReS (Council on Addiction Recovery Services) as an intern, moved into treating individuals with co-occurring disorders, received her master’s degree from Medaille, and was recently promoted to clinic director.
Addiction Professional’s 2015 Outstanding Clinicians Awards honor three clinical professionals who demonstrate patient-centered care and serve as leaders in their organizations and communities.
Medaille Partners With Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications to Offer New Opportunities to Communication StudentsMedaille has signed three agreements with the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University — a 4+1 program, a 3+1 program and a 30% scholarship agreement — that will take effect immediately and will create new opportunities for communication students.
Medaille College Receives Say Yes Grant From Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Expanding Support and Opportunities for Buffalo StudentsAs part of the newly established Buffalo College Success Network, Medaille is able to offer increased access, support and opportunities to students from the city of Buffalo, thanks to Say Yes Buffalo and a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
This June, Associate Professor of English Dr. Alice Villaseñor participated in the “Activism and Empathy” Children’s Literature Association Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, speaking about her experiences teaching children’s literature courses in partnership with the Buffalo City Mission’s Literacy and Enrichment After-School Program (LEAP) Program.
Living out community as one of Medaille's core values, College administration, faculty and staff members gave back to the WNY community by volunteering at local organizations as part of 2019 Day of Service events held in Buffalo and Rochester.
Department of Education Chair Participates in the Council for Exceptional Children Leadership InstituteDepartment of Education Chair Dr. Colleen Wilkinson participated in the 2019 Council for Exceptional Children Leadership Institute in Washington D.C. earlier this month, and facilitated discussions about professional development opportunities for New York State educators.
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