18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
Last fall, Medaille welcomed NPR’s Scott Simon to the Buffalo Campus to explore ideas about success with our new class of students. This was fitting. The freshmen summer reading project had been Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story of Success, and Medaille was on the cusp of investing millions in the construction of its new Student Success Center, a center that embodies all of the College’s hopes and aspirations for student achievement.
As we close out this academic year, I am happy to report the Student Success Center is nearly complete and will be open to welcome students in the fall.
While every college invests in new facilities, to keep pace with changing technologies and evolving needs, what is unique about this building project is how Medaille envisions student success and our understanding of how to best support students in their personal quest for success.
During our extensive planning phase, our discussions with faculty, staff and students all pointed to the need to consolidate within one structure key student support services. Medaille’s Student Success Center turns this vision into reality. The Student Success Center integrates the Office of Career Planning, the Academic Support Center and its related services, and the Academic Advisement Center, thus creating dedicated space where students are the sole focal point; where critical resources are easily accessible; and where, from the very beginning of their college experience, students are set on a path to discover their talents and maximize their strengths.
We are proud of this innovation and of the promise it holds for our students. We are also very grateful to our faculty, staff, students, parents and the growing network of alumni and friends who encourage our progress and support our quest for success.
- Dr. Richard T. Jurasek
The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.