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
Retired Police Chief Holds Mock Homicide Investigation for Students Enrolled in Serial Killer CourseAssistant Professor of the Practice in Criminal Justice Brian Patterson tested his student's knowledge with a mock homicide investigation as part of his serial killer class during the fall 2019 semester.
The Faculty Research, Scholarship and Creativity Panel was open to the entire campus community and aimed to celebrate faculty scholarship, mentor students on the research process, and promote the annual spring semester Student Research, Scholarship & Creativity Day.
The second phase of development at the Medaille Sports Complex, slated to be completed in summer 2020, will add a baseball diamond, three softball diamonds, four dugouts, two batting cages, press boxes, scoreboards, and a multipurpose field to the already robust site.
Biology students at Medaille will now have 10 acres of land in Amherst to use as a "living laboratory" to study ecology, thanks to a wetland donation made by Frank and Jeanette Levin.
Dr. Reichenberg Highlights Medaille’s Graduate Literacy Education Program at the New York State Reading Association ConferenceProgram Director for Literacy Education Dr. Jennifer Reichenberg spoke at the New York State Reading Association’s Annual Conference in Albany, New York, discussing how Medaille is implementing the International Literacy Association’s revised standards for the preparation of literacy professionals in the College’s M.S.Ed. in literacy program.
First time freshmen, transfer students and students who wish to apply for associate or bachelor’s degree programs.
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