18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
30 Wilson Rd.
Amherst, NY 14221
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
Medaille's 2013 Commencement ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 17 at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, New York 14201. The Graduate Student Ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. and the Undergraduate Student Ceremony will be at 7 p.m.
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As the Regional President of Empire State Development, Sam Hoyt oversees efforts to recruit new business, as well as support existing business, for the Western region of New York State. Prior to joining Empire State Development, Mr. Hoyt served for almost 20 years as the Assembly representative for the 144th Assembly District located in Western New York. Mr. Hoyt’s career in public service is marked by a commitment to community-centric change centering on four guiding goals: making state and local governments more efficient and accountable to taxpayers, revitalizing neighborhoods, increasing economic opportunity and developing waterfront.
During his two decades in the Assembly, he served as Majority Whip and was a member of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force. He also was a member of the following committees: Ways and Means; Transportation; Energy; Tourism, Arts and Sports Development; and Cities.
Hoyt has also served as Western New York regional director for U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and was marketing and promotions director for Buffalo Bisons Baseball. He currently serves as chair of the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (PBA) and Economic Development Power Allocation Board (EDPBA). He is also a board member of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) and Erie County Stadium Corporation (ECSC). Hoyt is a lifelong resident of Western New York and a graduate of the Park School and Buffalo State College. He lives in Buffalo his wife and their two sons.
Dr. Pamela C. Brown, Ed.D
As the Superintendent of Buffalo Public Schools, Dr. Pamela Brown leads a district of 34,000 students from a variety of different countries and cultures. Dr. Brown was sworn in as Buffalo’s superintendent in July of 2012, following a nationwide search by the district.
With a wealth of experience in education that spans from the classroom to administrative management, Dr. Brown brings to Buffalo a background in bilingual education as a teacher and cross-cultural specialist. She also has experience in administration, planning and social policy, and acted as director of second language acquisition for districts spanning Massachusetts, Virginia, Arizona, California, North Carolina, Nevada and Philadelphia. She has served as classroom teacher, principal, consultant and education reformist. As chief of staff in Richmond, Virginia’s district of 50 schools and 25,000 students, Dr. Brown was involved in successful initiatives such as the Spanish Immersion, Core Knowledge Academy, for which she was instrumental in the strategic planning and management of the program.
Dr. Brown has demonstrated the ability to turn schools around and achieve student success, regardless of economic challenges faced by students and their families--as demonstrated through her tenure as Principal of Bruns Avenue Academy of Creative Learning; Oaklawn School of Math, Science and Technology, and Reid Park International Academy. All three schools demonstrated the highest growth in Reading Test scores and the second highest in Math scores of all CMS schools from 2002 to 2006.
Much of Dr. Brown’s duties in Buffalo coincide well with previous programs and projects she has overseen during her career, including the development of innovative curricula, school construction projects, and the establishment of partnerships with universities, businesses and organizations.
Always a successful student, Pamela Brown continued the pursuit of her education and that of others’ from Stanford University, through Harvard University’s Urban Superintendent’s Program. A believer that students can succeed through challenge over circumstance, Dr. Brown is committed to excellence in education for the students of the Buffalo Public Schools. She will focus on higher test scores and graduation rates for the students through strong curriculum, community and family support, and the belief that all children can succeed.
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