Medaille College 2018-19 Year in Review


2018-19 has been a most exciting and productive year for Medaille College. Enjoy our comprehensive snapshot below of all the good we've done, and thank you to all who've submitted!

Table of Contents

Academic Support Center (Michelle Harvey)

Advisement Center (Erin Pawlak)

Albion Correctional Facility – College in Prison (Paul Muccigrosso)

Athletics (James Witherow)

Athletics (Courtney Grim)

Business Department (Sue Steffan)

Career Planning (Christina Van Dewater)

Cheer Club (Bernie Clabeaux)

Clinical and Mental Health Counseling (Helena Boersma)

Education Graduate Student Society (Mary Beth Scumaci)

Employee Engagement (Lindy Feider)

English (Alice Villaseñor)

First Year Experience (Dr. James Ramsey)

Grants Success

Honors 230 – Creative Expression (Mark Lavatelli)

Information Technology (Bob Chyka)

Interdisciplinary Studies (Courtney Grim)

Life Sciences Club (Bernie Clabeaux)

Media Promotions Class (Lisa Marsherall and Lou Pozantides)

Rochester Library (Barb Biljan)

Scholarship, Research and Creativity Day (Courtney Grim)

Take Back the Night (Courtney Grim)

TRiO SSS (Hugh Burnham)

Vet Tech Club (Dayna Murphy)

Vet Tech Program (Trish Carr)

Web and Creative (Hannah Taylor)

Wellness Center (Marsha Glose and Rozalina Rizzo)

WNY Children’s Book Expo (Mary Beth Scumaci)

WNY Service-Learning Coalition (Alice Villaseñor)


 

Academic Support Center (Michelle Harvey)

The year began with the seventeen 2018 Summer Scholars

We continued weekly Lunch and Learn workshops, classroom visits, an academic alert and coaching program, and an online student success seminar for post-traditional programs. 

The Pathways program participated in two community service events: one in the fall at Compass House and one in the spring at the Resource Council of WNY. Many peer mentors served as mentors for the Summer Scholars program, and all mentors continued to meet with students throughout the academic year. Peer mentors also planned monthly mixers and a Scooby Doo themed mentor recruiting project. We conducted a focus group session with former Pathways participants to gather feedback and comments as we work to revise and improve our efforts. 

This year we celebrated student tutors, work study students, and peer mentors at our first annual ASC Appreciation Reception. 

Tutoring and academic support services continued with ENG 105 labs as well as MAT 105 and MAT 114 review sessions. A select group of tutors offered supplemental instruction for math, science, and accounting courses. For international students, we conducted regular group sessions to practice conversational English. For the 2019/2020 academic year we will be reimagining the Pathways program, launching a Graduate Success Series, and offering additional programming for our ELL and international student populations. 

Finally, we continue to assist students with accessibility issues such as testing in our office, providing note takers, test readers and scribes, and ensuring that students receive all appropriate accommodations on campus.

The Academic Support Center logged a total of 5,874 student visits. 

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Advisement Center (Erin Pawlak)

  • Lindy Feider received the Staff Member of the Year award from SGA

  • The UB Law 3+3 program has launched and we already have students working with Chris Lazzaro as the advisement liaison for the program

  • We recently met with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) representative to strengthen our articulation agreement with LECOM in order to help our students move on to their medical, dental, and pharmacy programs

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Albion Correctional Facility – College in Prison (Paul Muccigrosso)

  • We celebrate seven new graduates of Medaille College

  • We have expanded our teaching staff by four members and have added new courses to the rotating schedule

  • Medaille College has participated in statewide conferences and has been recognized as a college-in-prison leader of trauma-informed critical pedagogy 

  • Graduation will be held on June 14, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m. at Albion Correctional Facility 

The Commencement Speaker is Jesus Zapata – Previously a state of Texas Parole Director, Clinician with BryLin Rehabilitation, Program Director – PeacePrints of Buffalo – Spectrum Human Services Program Director, now retired.  

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Athletics (James Witherow)

Spring sports wrapped up their seasons and for the eighth straight year the women’s lacrosse team qualified for the NEAC Tournament. Since joining the NEAC in 2012 the women’s lacrosse program have never missed the NEAC postseason. Six Mavs earned NEAC All-Conference honors to end the year, with sophomore Samantha Burlow being named to the NEAC All-Conference First Team, sophomore Alexis Ackerson earning All-Conference Second Team honors, and junior Emma Campagna and sophomores Macayla Barry, Claire Purdy, and Maddy Austin all being named to the NEAC All-Conference Third Team.

The men’s tennis team kicked off their inaugural season by winning seven matches, including five of their first six, and qualifying for the AMCC Semifinals. Freshman Jacob White was great in the number one singles and doubles spot, combining for 15 wins over the oppositions’ top athletes. Juniors Jonny Pitts and Matt Burke were almost unbeatable, going a combined 16-4 in singles play and teaming up in doubles for a 10-1 overall record. Both played well enough to earn spots on the AMCC All-Conference Team for both singles and doubles play, with Burke earning the programs first ever All-Conference First Team honor in the number five singles position. 

Men’s lacrosse, baseball, and softball all had very competitive seasons as well. The three programs combined for 11 All-Conference honors in the AMCC and NEAC, with four of the 11 earning All-Conference First Team selections. Baseball senior Dominick Teoli and men’s lacrosse seniors Jake Rush, Rahim Melon, and Matthew Gabalski all earned First Team honors for the first time, capping off amazing careers in the blue and gold. 

At the Mavericks Awards Night the Athletics Department was able to celebrate all of the achievements of our Student-Athletes, culminating in presentation of three very special awards. Softball senior Cortney Carroccia was named this year’s recipient of the Joe Jacob Mental Toughness Award, coming back from a year off due to injury to compete in her final season. Senior bowler Morgan Walsh was named the Female Athlete of the Year after helping her team earn an NCAA Tournament bid for the first time in school history, while senior golfer Chuck Panepinto was named Male Athlete of the Year after becoming the first Maverick ever to earn AMCC Golfer of the Year in the fall. 

In October, we unveiled the new Athletic Hall of Fame and inducted the first class with the following individuals

  • Former President Kevin Sullivan

  • Adam (Amanda) Baker

  • Gary Boughton

  • Brandon Lumadue

  • Andrea Belis

The new Medaille College Athletic Complex is another key highlight to the program. Notice the new Strength and Conditioning facility in the background. 

Finally we were happy to announce 

  • Christopher Heckman as the first Head Coach of the Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving team, which plans to start competing in the fall of 2020

  • Susan Roarke as the new Athletic Director

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Athletics (Courtney Grim)

Not only were so many outstanding athletes recognized for their successes, but we took time to recognize the many accomplishments of Amy DeKay in her role as Athletic Director for the past six years. 

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Business Department (Sue Steffan)

  • Received state approval for newly revised MBA program

  • Worked with multiple departments to implement 4+1 options 

  • Approved as a Registered Educational Provider with the Project Management Institute 

  • Developed a new Business Advisory Board with local business leaders providing connections and advice for new program development, recruiting and general department affairs

  • Implemented a department newsletter, keeping all business students and faculty/staff abreast of the latest news in the department and business fields

  • Held a Speed Networking event in conjunction with CitiGroup for all of our senior business students to practice handshakes, elevator pitches, and eye contact

  • Hired Corinne Jones and Deb Shelvay as new business department full time faculty

  • Re-activated Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society for our Students

  • Held two major Professional development events – Fall and Spring – for all department faculty 

  • Designed and provided department t-shirts for all business students

  • Gave out five Department Leadership Awards to senior adjuncts – Brian Webster, Bob LaMarco, Sean Quinn, Carmen Martorana, and Tony Cimorelli

  • Piloted for the college and implemented new templates for several hundred Blackboard course master templates

  • Implemented new department logo, mission statement, and ethics statement

  • Passed new department policies for email response time to students (24 hrs max) and a new departmental attendance policy for online and on-campus students

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Career Planning (Christina Van Dewater)

Career Planning kicked off the academic year with Career Cash Cab to market office services to students through an interactive outdoor trivia game. 

During the fall, we visited thirteen classes and offered eight workshops to Medaille students and alumni. In February, Career Planning hosted weekly Drop-in Days to answer students’ career questions while they enjoyed a tasty treat. This spring, the office held Kareer Kahoot! Trivia and Pop-Up Résumé Review in the Sullivan Center to promote the Job / Internship Fair to students. 

The Career Planning Office also held a Fashion Show to showcase professional wardrobe and interview attire to students followed by a surprise dance to “Uptown Funk”. During the spring semester, we visited nine classes and offered eight workshops on topics, such as Résumé and Cover Letter Writing, Interview Prep, Job Searching, Salary Negotiation, and LinkedIn Development to Medaille students and alumni. 

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Cheer Club (Bernie Clabeaux)

The Cheer Club won the Lake Erie National Championship!

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Clinical and Mental Health Counseling (Helena Boersma)

We welcome three new faculty: Dr. Marla Britton, Dr. Joellen Stender, Dr. Jenifer Willson, and a new Program Director, Dr. Helena Boersma.  

The clinical and mental health counseling program continues to excel across its three campuses, offering quality of instruction and clinical placements to all the students.  Organizations such as Best Self, Horizons, Rochester Regional, and Spectrum welcome our students to conduct their clinical placements and often hire them afterwards, which of course the students love!  The program applied for continuation with our nationwide accreditation, which thus far is looking positive.  

Moving into the new year, our program is excited to expand learning opportunities with the addition of course work in Addictions Counseling.  And finally, faculty are proud to show off the continued growth of the Chi Sigma Ito honor’s society, recognizing the hard work of so many talented students.  

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Education Graduate Student Society (Mary Beth Scumaci)

  • Sponsored “Be Kind” workshop lead by children’s author Rachel DiNunzio.

  • Sponsored “Humor in the Classroom” workshop facilitated by local area school teacher, Colleen Kelley

  • Thirty students participated in the WNYCBE professional development session sponsored by Medaille and volunteered at the event

  • Sierra Chojnacki (recent MSED ELED grad) nominated and voted in as a Board Member for the Niagara Frontier Reading Council

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Employee Engagement (Lindy Feider)

In January, we recognized three of the best – Ray Dreschel, Kenya Hobbs and James Witherow – with outstanding staff awards. 

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English (Alice Villaseñor)

  • Students in Dr. Alice Villaseñor’s fall children’s literature course participated in a service-learning project coordinated by Lisa Kragbé. Students worked with Andy Yeager to research age-appropriate books to add to the materials used by LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) at the Buffalo City Mission. 

  • In the fall, two English faculty members from Orchard Park High School visited Alan Bigelow’s first-year English courses in order to open up a dialogue about the transition from high school to college coursework.

  • In October, Dr. Villaseñor presented her research on Jane Austen’s reception history at the Northeastern American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Conference at the University of Rochester.  In January, she presented at the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Conference at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford.  In June she will present her research on developing students’ empathy through service-learning projects at the Children’s Literature Association Conference in Indianapolis.

  • In March, Dr. Bigelow presented on his e-literature at UB’s Department of Media Study's PLASMA series.

  • Over the course of the year, the Write Thing Reading Series brought four professional writers to campus to share their work and discuss their professional writing experiences with our campus community.

  • Once again, the Thursday night Open Mic Celebration of the publication of the Prelude kicked off Student Research, Scholarship and Creativity Day.  Freshman English major Kyla Hobbs also performed her poetry during her artist talk in one of the Friday morning panels.

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First Year Experience (Dr. James Ramsey)

The First-Year Experience and Power of You Leadership Certificate program would like to acknowledge and congratulate this year’s Certificate of Achievement awardees. Awardees were required to participate in at least five of the eight sessions.

Alexis Swanson, Amber Benjamin, Reilly Girard, James Bevelacqua, Kyla Hobbs, Dialo Stevens-Rivera, Hassan Mohamed, Stephan Shelton, and Dajsha Laguerre. 

First-Year Experience Power of You Leadership Certificate Awardees Spring 2019. Awardees were required to participate in at least five of the eight sessions.

Albert Morales, Carlos Espana, Stanley Simpson II, Amber Benjamin, Melvin Steele, Byanca Temmons-Barnwell, Israh Ibrahim, Reilly Girard, Kyla Hobbs, Aliyah Dandy, Dajsha Laguerre, Dialo Steven-Rivera, James Misercola, Hein Hiet Zaw Saw, James Bevelacqua, Stephan Broadbent-Shelton, and David Roche.

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Grants Success

During the year, we were awarded the following major grants. 

  • DOJ Campus Safety ($300,000/three years)

  • NEH Campus Connections ($100,000/three years)

  • CCAMPIS ($143,500/four years)

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ($245,730/two years)

  • HEOP ($760,000/five years)

  • Palisano Foundation ($75,000/three payments)

Our partnership with McAllister and Quinn has been successful with four out of five grants submitted. 

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Honors 230 – Creative Expression (Mark Lavatelli)

Students in Mark Lavatelli’s HON 230 Creative Expression class experience a letterpress printing workshop at Western New York Book Arts.  

L to R: Brittany Schechterly, Shae Messemer

L to R: Rosemary Williams (WNYBAC Education Director), Cassidy Fleming, Jessica Culbert, Miranda Van Holt, Shanon Butler, Stella Bechakas.

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Information Technology (Bob Chyka)

The big projects from IT this year were

  • Building out the new redundant data center 

  • Launching the new Online Student Opinion Survey

  • Sending us all test Spam emails; e.g., CLICK HERE TO WIN A PRIZE FROM GULLIBLE WORLD!

  • Launching Medaille360

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Interdisciplinary Studies (Courtney Grim)

Faculty from Interdisciplinary Studies take students off-campus to explore Western New York. Included here are examples of Courtney Grim with students downtown, outer harbor and the Navy Yard.     

Mark Lavatelli in the middle of his live drawing for Hallwall's Mid-Winter Drawing taken by students from Vet Tech and Criminal Justice. 

As our department has such a broad selection of disciplines, we share our knowledge with each other, like Dr. Kotzin here teaching Alice Villaseñor's education class about religious holidays and different types of calendars.

Even our new INTS faculty work across campus to help bring panelist such as the Racial Diversity Panel to students and community members. 

Workstudy student Ga'Vintay McGee has been documenting the unique mentoring and community-based learning experiences our faculty focus on all year long. Even our adjuncts share their time and knowledge with the students as they did for the Freshman Read Gallery Night event shown here with Patricia and Kevin Dallas and Bobby Grant and his poem Death to the Illusion.

International students learn how to use reflections to capture the world around them.

Students practicing what life was like in medieval times in Dr. Bridgette Slavin's History 321: Medieval World class.

Truth and Justice students from Nicole Jowsey rewrote Greek tragedies as their final exam.


 

Life Sciences Club (Bernie Clabeaux)

Last month, we shared the work of the Life Sciences Club for 2019 Earth Day Cleanup.

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Media Promotions Class (Lisa Marsherall and Lou Pozantides)

Students in Lou Pozantides’ Media Promotions class put together a fun commercial for Converse shoes.

Spoiler alert/tease, Lisa and I apologize for certain segments! 

View the commercial "Converse With Us"

View the bloopers

As always, it is great to showcase the excellent work of our students. If you've got it, we can share it! 

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Rochester Library (Barb Biljan)

In addition to supporting their research, the Rochester Campus Library likes to provide students a little fun!  We kicked off the academic year in September, highlighting Medaille’s 50th year. 

We celebrated National Veterinary Technician Week in October with a daily trivia contest, prizes, snacks, and a library display highlighting our vet tech materials.    

To keep students energized during finals, the library provided “yule fuel” (apples, clementines, chocolate) during the last two weeks of the semester in December.  We also recognized our students who finished up their programs in December with a congratulatory display and sweet treats.  

April 11 was National Pet Day.  The library posted photos of Rochester staff members’ many pets, collected donations of food and toys for local animal shelters, and brought in Quilliam the hedgehog for a campus visit!  

May was Mental Health Month, and the library collaborated with the CMHC program and the Rochester Admissions team to raise awareness.  Current and past students, Medaille faculty and staff, and members of the general public were invited to campus for Dr. Helena Boersma’s presentation, “The Food-Mood Connection.” 

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Scholarship, Research and Creativity Day (Courtney Grim)

Faculty and students share in the joy of their accomplishments from the Academic Year at Scholarship, Research and Creativity Day 2019.

Scholarship, Research and Creativity Day 2019

Scholarship, Research and Creativity Day 2019

Scholarship, Research and Creativity Day 2019

Scholarship, Research and Creativity Day 2019

Students really enjoy talking to the faculty and Medaille College community during this event.

Scholarship, Research and Creativity Day 2019

Scholarship, Research and Creativity Day 2019

Scholarship, Research and Creativity Day 2019

Scholarship, Research and Creativity Day 2019

Students loved the laptop giveaway!

Scholarship, Research and Creativity Day 2019

Scholarship, Research and Creativity Day 2019

Scholarship, Research and Creativity Day 2019

Scholarship, Research and Creativity Day 2019

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Take Back the Night (Courtney Grim)

Faculty support curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities all year long! Here are some from Take Back the Night.

Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night

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TRiO SSS (Hugh Burnham)

In the 2018-19 academic year, TRiO SSS gained two incredible Academic Counselors, Alexus Laster and Kristin Sexstone. TRiO SSS staff committed themselves to student success by enacting a student-led program planning committee that emphasized student engagement and participation. TRiO SSS students and staff planned a trip to Boston for students interested in graduate school, maintained well-attended student engagement events at the staff retreat Escape Room, a Peer Mentor Corn Maize event, several Money Management events, and the Annual Student Recognition Celebration.  

In the academic year 2018-19, out of 200 active participants in the program, TRiO SSS was excited to report an 85% persistence rate, a 92% good academic standing rate, and a 51% bachelor’s degree attainment rate from the previous year and TRiO SSS looks forward to only improving those already fantastic numbers. 

This work would not be possible without the efforts of Leona Soule, Heather Kornowski, Mayra Lopez-Perez, Alexus Laster, and Kristin Sexstone and many students committed to student success.

New Student Orientation

TRiO SSS Activities

#MoneyMonday Financial Literacy Workshop: Females and Finance

TRiO SSS Activities

#MoneyMonday Financial Literacy Workshop: Credit Savvy

TRiO SSS Activities

Corn Maize Social/Cultural Outing

TRiO SSS Activities

TRiO SSS Activities

2018 Holiday Party

TRiO SSS Activities

TRiO SSS Activities

A Typical Day at TRiO SSS

TRiO SSS Activities

Paint Night

TRiO SSS Activities

TRiO SSS Activities

TRiO SSS Activities

TRiO SSS Activities

Peer Mentor Training

TRiO SSS Activities

TRiO SSS Activities

TRiO Student Celebrates Passing Grade – Mileena Vazquez Class of 2022

TRiO SSS Activities

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Vet Tech Club (Dayna Murphy)

Our bi-annual Dog Wash is our fundraising event. We offer free dog washes to any healthy dog that has a current Rabies vaccine. Dogs receive full bathing and we offer nail trimming on request.  

Vet Tech Club

De-Stress Event with Life Sciences Club activities included delicious comfort food, cute therapy dogs to cuddle, and make your own stress balls to help with the stress of final exams.

Vet Tech Club

Vet Tech Club

Vet Tech Club

Vet Tech Club

At Hidden Valley Animal Adventure we enjoyed a trolley ride around the park where we got up close and personal with different types of animals. 

Vet Tech Club

Vet Tech Club

Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics came to campus and brought different types of exotic animals so we could learn from them.   

Vet Tech Club

Vet Tech Club

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Vet Tech Program (Trish Carr)

Trish organized the 1st Annual Hunger Action Month Food Drive for the Animal Food Bank of WNY during the month of September.  We collected donations for a full month from our wonderful Medaille Community. Our efforts provided over 100 pounds of food, 40 cans and 22 packages of treats that helped feed hungry pets!

Vet Tech Animal Food Drive

Students of the Veterinary Technology Program, from left to right: Emily Sansone, Cassidy Fleming, Isabella Devine, Nicole Rattle are shown here loading all the items in a truck to be delivered to the distribution site.

Also, the Veterinary Technology Program also collaborates with the Erie County Health Department, Erie County SPCA, and Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society to provide free rabies vaccinations to cats, dogs, and ferrets.  The Vet Tech students volunteer their time to do these events at various times throughout the year.  

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Web and Creative (Hannah Taylor)

In regards to large-scale projects not annually on our plates, Web and Creative has been working with admissions and faculty to rewrite and redesign all admissions collateral, aiming for increased understanding, a more professional look and feel, and a more enticing takeaway for prospects overall. Additionally, Web Team is in the process of a complete overhaul/redesign of the College website, for better usability, customer experience and a design worthy of the 21st century. Woot!

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Wellness Center (Marsha Glose and Rozalina Rizzo)

The Wellness Center (Health and Counseling Services) saw an increased number of students for individual services and programming events this year. Students participated in a variety of programs and events, including, “Don’t let the flu get you,” the Flu Shot Clinic, STD Testing, Breast Cancer Awareness, Sleep hygiene, “Life Hacks,” Take Back the Night, Depression screening, Anxiety Screening, and Alcohol/Substance Abuse Screening.  Healthy lifestyles and self-care were definitely on the agenda this year!

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WNY Children’s Book Expo (Mary Beth Scumaci)

WNYCBE

1. Buffalo Public School Service Learning Author/Illustrator Study Projects

  • Mary Beth Scumaci’s EDU 571:  Technology for the Elementary Classroom course 

  • 14 graduate students, Mary Beth Scumaci, Michelle Cefaratti, and Jennifer Reichenberg research and designed author/illustrator study units consisting of bios, presentations, resources

  • Undergraduate Admissions provided folders, pens and program materials for project packets 

  • Graduate Admissions provided Medaille flash drives for project materials to be given to the BPS educators, Medaille pop-sockets and program marketing materials.

  • Author Study webpage for resource posting and sharing designed by Hannah Taylor and Mary Beth Scumaci  

  • 73 people visited the author study page on the website.  58.9% were new to Medaille.

2. Team Medaille Volunteers

  • 45 out the 90 registered volunteers were Team Medaille – MSED Elementary Students, BSED Elementary Students/Future Teacher’s Club 

  • Volunteers assisted authors and illustrators, as professional development assistants, making book plates with children at the Niagara Frontier Reading Council table

  • Assisted children with literacy crafts in the Monkey See Monkey Do craft corner

  • Literacy Ambassadors, greeters, and assistants at book checkout

3. Educator PD Workshop 

  • 24/113 Medaille students attended and assisted with PD Educator’s Workshop

  • $20 Mavs Money Certificates to spend at the Expo

  • Admissions sponsored Medaille journals for the PD participants

4. Medaille College Sponsorships  

  • Welcome Reception

  • Professional Development for educators

  • Event Tables 

5. Support Staff and Other Volunteers

  • Administrative – La’Wain Reed and Kim Partyka

  • Public Safety – Earl Wells and public safety officers

  • Future Teacher’s Club - Jeff Faunce and Jessica Kozar

  • Author/Illustrator Ballroom Volunteer Coordinator and WNYCBE Board – Tom Orrange

  • Emcee and musical entertainment – Jeff Faunce 

  • Paws of Love Service Learning Reading Dogs – Val Macer and Vet Tech Department

6. Media and Social Media – Tricia Jetty and Chris Schobert  

  • WMCB-TV Studio Interview Dr. Macur, Anne Ryan from Read to Succeed Buffalo, Kim Krug and Kathleen Skoog from Monkey See, Monkey Do Bookstore, BlueCross and Blue Shield Representative, Wegman’s Representative

  • Video footage at London Ladd event and during the WNYCBE event 

  • Documentary on WNYCBE – Danielle Lipford (Medaille communication student) 

7. Creative Design – Hannah Taylor, Katharyn Ketter-Franklin and Mary Beth Scumaci

  • PD flyer, PD Mavs Money, Signs for Author/Illustrator Welcome Event, Welcome Reception Invitation volunteer shirts in conjunction with the Future Teacher’s Club; BPS sharing webpage for author/illustrator studies   

  • Poster Contest Publicity

  • Print and digital invitations

  • Lawn signs for the Welcome Reception

8. Write Thing Series – Mary Lou Hill and Alice Villaseñor

  • Author London Ladd 

  • WMCB radio interview with London Ladd – Dr. Quigley

  • WMCB-TV interview with London Ladd – Tom Vetter and Lisa Marsherall

  • School visit to BPS #81, a Department of Education Partnership School  

  • School #81 visit organized by Crystal Elias, Department of Education 

9. Medaille College Admissions

  • BPS Service Project swag and marketing material contributors

  • Don Lando, Melanine Woodling, Kushal Bhardwaj, Courtney Jorgensen, and Melissa Sims

10. Event Photography

  • Mary Beth, Peter, Ryan Scumaci, Hannah Taylor, Jordana Johnson, Justin LeBlanc (MSED Elementary Education graduate student) 

11. Business Plan – Collet Cupid (Capstone Project with Sue Steffan)


 

WNY Service-Learning Coalition (Alice Villaseñor)

  • In March, six faculty members, one staff member, three students, and one Medaille community partner attended The WNY Service-Learning Coalition Conference on “Unlocking Impact: Keys to Successful Partnerships” at Hilbert College.  

  • The conference featured a panel called “Children’s Literature at Medaille College and Buffalo City Mission LEAP Program: A Service-Learning Partnership.” Two education students (Maria Tasca and Tori Giuseppetti) joined Alice Villaseñor, Andy Yeager, Lisa Kragbé, and Susan Muscato (Director of Education and Training at the Buffalo City Mission) to discuss the community-based learning components of Medaille’s children’s literature course.

  • In June, Lisa Kragbé takes over for Alice Villaseñor as the Medaille campus representative to the Steering Committee.

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