18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
Medaille College celebrated its annual tradition, the Founders’ Day Celebration, with an event at the Twentieth Century Club in Buffalo on April 24.
Keynote speaker Robert D. Gioia, president of The John R. Oishei Foundation, addressed over 170 guests, noting Medaille's commitment to the success of its students through programs like Project EQUIP, which was funded in part by the Oishei Foundation.
The College appreciates the generous financial contributions that made Founders' Day possible, including Phillips Lytle LLP, which has continued its support as a presenting sponsor for a third consecutive year. Additional support was provided by M&T Bank (Gold Sponsor), Delaware North Companies, Inc. (Silver Sponsor) and ARAMARK, Elbers Landscape Services, Inc. and Merchants Insurance Group (Bronze Sponsors).
The highlight of the evening came with the presentation of the Fr. Medaille Awards for Service & Citizenship. A selection committee of community leaders reviewed dozens of nominations, and chose this year’s recipients for their shared devotion to serving those in need.
As the event concluded, the College honored the Sisters of St. Joseph by inviting them to join the newly-established Heritage Council for its collective, significant contributions to Medaille throughout its history. The Heritage Council will recognize those who have demonstrated exemplary service to further the College's historic mission in Buffalo.
Scott Levin of WGRZ-TV hosted the evening, and students from the Muhammed School of Music, led by Henri Muhammed '04, provided entertainment in the form of classical music. Muhammed received the alumni award at Founders' Day in 2010.
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.