Commencement Speakers Announced for May 18

Enrollment (Fall 2012)

  • Total full-time enrollment: 2307
  • Total part time enrollment: 280
  • Total full time undergraduate: 1618
  • Total part time undergraduate: 185
  • Total full time graduate: 689
  • Total part time graduate: 95
  • Resident students: 371
  • Average class size: 17
  • Student to faculty ratio: 14:1

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18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 880-2000
(800) 292-1582

Rochester Campus
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 272-0030
(866) 212-2235

March 1, 2012

Medaille College will hold its annual Commencement Ceremonies on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo.

As in past years, Medaille will hold two separate ceremonies to accommodate the College’s graduating classes of master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree recipients through programs at campuses in Buffalo, Amherst and Rochester.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz will deliver remarks at the afternoon graduate ceremony, and Interim Superintendent of Buffalo Schools Amber M. Dixon will address the evening ceremony’s undergraduate students.

Mark Poloncarz began his first term as Erie County’s County Executive in 2012. He grew up in Lackawanna, and went on to the University at Buffalo and the University of Toledo’s College of Law for college. He moved back home to Western New York to practice corporate and finance law before being elected to the office of Erie County Comptroller in 2005.

Amber M. Dixon, a graduate of Medaille College, began as interim superintendent of the Buffalo Public School District in September 2011. A former math teacher, she has worked for the district for over 20 years. Dixon was born and raised in Buffalo, and her son, Sean, is a successful graduate of the Buffalo Public School District.

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