18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
Students from Medaille's associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs celebrated their work from the past two and four years as they accepted their diplomas at Commencement at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo.
Speakers at the afternoon ceremony included Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Ann Lesley Diaz, a student in the master of arts in organizational leadership program.
Speakers at the evening ceremony included Amber M. Dixon '90, interim superintendent of the Buffalo Public Schools, and Samuel J. Arnold, a student in the School of Education. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was also on hand to address the audience.
Over 500 students were eligible to receive master's degrees, and over 400 students were eligible to receive undergraduate degrees. Photos and video from the ceremonies will be available later this week. Christopher Ripley, an education major, also won the Sister Alice M. Huber Collegiate Award.
Graduate Academic Awards
Accounting (M.S.), Paige D. Gullotti
Adolescent Education (M.S.Ed.), Shawn Weatherbee
Adolescent Education-Canadian Program (M.S.Ed.), Meaghan E. Tudhope
Business Administration (M.B.A.), Steven Bridon
Elementary Education (M.S.Ed.) William F. Barnes
Elementary Education-Canadian Program (M.S.Ed.), Filomena A. Coote
Literacy (M.S.Ed.), Barry J. Schaub, Jr.
Mental Health Counseling (M.A.), Quondalynn Rainey
Organizational Leadership (M.A.), Ann Lesley Diaz
Psychology (M.A.), Kelly L. Wagner
Special Education (M.S.Ed.), Morgan L. Sullivan
Undergraduate Academic Awards
Accounting (B.S.), Michael C. Pollak
Biology (B.S.), Carolyn E. Smith
Business (A.S.), Katie A. Gentile
Business Administration (B.B.A.), Ronald W. Aikin
Business Administration (B.S.), Erica K. Kane
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Management Information Systems (B.S.), Stephanie Gemmati
Communication (B.S.), Samantha J. Batt
Criminal Justice (B.S.), Elyse Helene Cammarano
Education: Adolescent (B.S.Ed.), Samuel J. Arnold
Education: Childhood (B.S.Ed.), Leah R. Lichtenberger
English (B.A.), Mingyue Hu
Liberal Studies (B.S.), Christen Laird
Psychology (B.A.), Stuart Ziegler
Sport Management (B.S.), Rocco Zambito
Veterinary Technology (A.S.), Rebecca Weller
Veterinary Technology (B.S.),Alissa L. Howard
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.