Meet the Alumni Board: Michael McKay '84
Role with the Board of Directors: Chair, Service Team
Why do you stay connected to Medaille? Because Dr J. said it was “my college.” Even though I graduated years ago in the stone ages, it is still my college. I like being associated with successful leaders like Dr. J and the Alumni Board.
What do you enjoy most about being a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors? The dialogue that takes place during and after meetings, the friendships that have been created and helping Medaille students become successful Western New Yorkers.
What professor or class at Medaille stands out as a favorite, or as one that had a great impact? “Rife” Dick Rifenburg – he made sure our internships were genuine professional experiences.
What advice would you give to a current student? Enjoy the ride, build your network now. People you meet today while in college will be there for you 30 years from now helping you along in your career.
What recent Buffalo development are you most excited about? Silo City, Riverworks, and HarborCenter.
Last book you read: 26 years of the Sabres in the Auditorium by Ross Brewitt
Personal motto: “There’s a reason why God gave you two ears and one mouth.”
My favorite holiday is: Opening day of baseball season
Growing up, I wanted to be: a Buffalo Sabre
For the best wings in Buffalo, I go to: Pasquales in East Aurora or West Seneca
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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