Medaille College

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Medaille College
Medaille vert cmyk.jpg
Established1937
TypePrivate
Endowment$8 Million
PresidentRichard T. Jurasek
Vice-presidentNorman R. Muir Ph.D. (Academic Affairs - Interim)
Matthew J. Carver (Business/Finance)
Karen McGrath (Enrollment Management)
DeanJoseph E. Savarese D.V.M. (Undergraduate Education - Interim)
Judith M. Horowitz Ph.D. (School of Adult/Graduate Education)
Amy M. DeKay (Student Affairs)
Academic staff116
Undergraduates2,759
Postgraduates494
LocationBuffalo, New York, United States
CampusUrban
ColorsNavy/Gold/Light Blue
              
Athletics11 Varsity Teams
NicknameMavericks
AffiliationsNCAA Division III
Websitewww.medaille.edu
 
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Medaille College
Medaille vert cmyk.jpg
Established1937
TypePrivate
Endowment$8 Million
PresidentRichard T. Jurasek
Vice-presidentNorman R. Muir Ph.D. (Academic Affairs - Interim)
Matthew J. Carver (Business/Finance)
Karen McGrath (Enrollment Management)
DeanJoseph E. Savarese D.V.M. (Undergraduate Education - Interim)
Judith M. Horowitz Ph.D. (School of Adult/Graduate Education)
Amy M. DeKay (Student Affairs)
Academic staff116
Undergraduates2,759
Postgraduates494
LocationBuffalo, New York, United States
CampusUrban
ColorsNavy/Gold/Light Blue
              
Athletics11 Varsity Teams
NicknameMavericks
AffiliationsNCAA Division III
Websitewww.medaille.edu

Medaille College is a private liberal arts college located in the historic Olmsted Crescent of Buffalo, New York, that draws extensively from the Western New York and Southern Ontario regions. It is a private, nonsectarian, co-educational institution.[1]

History[edit]

Founded in 1875 as the Sisters of Saint Joseph to train teachers. The school obtained a state charter and became Mount Saint Joseph College in 1937. In 1968, the school enlarged its mission and gained its current name. The College has 90 full-time faculty members and more than 200 part-time faculty, and the total enrollment is now at 2,759 students.

In the 1970s, Medaille experienced rapid expansion. Student enrollment grew, and new facilities, like the Downey Science Building, were built to meet the demands of new degrees and program options.

In 1991, the College implemented a resident student program, attracting students from throughout New York State and Southern Ontario. Three years later, the Kevin I. Sullivan Campus Center opened, offering students a setting for athletic, dining and recreational activities. The Sullivan Campus Center, with its Trbovich Alumni Tower, serves as home to the College’s National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III sports program, which has seen tremendous success in its short history.

In fall 2001, Medaille opened its first residence hall, followed two years later by a second residence hall, bringing the total number of resident students to nearly 350 and creating an even greater need for campus facilities for recreation and for learning. Medaille met that need by expanding the Sullivan Campus Center, renovating the Huber Hall Library and installing new parking areas and a quadrangle green space.

In June 2007, Medaille welcomed its sixth president, Richard T. Jurasek, Ph.D. Under his leadership, the College has committed to develop partnerships with local organizations, to contribute to the educational, civic and economic development of the region, and to focus on strategic planning and assessment. In addition, the College completed a construction project that doubled the size of Huber Hall with a new Student Success Center. The new building brings academic and student support services under one roof.

On September 26, 2012, the Sullivan Campus Center was rededicated after the completion of a new 3,000-square-foot fitness center, event center with a 600-person capacity, locker rooms and dedicated student group and meeting spaces.

Profile[edit]

Medaille is structured similar to AMCC universities such as Penn State Erie and St. John Fisher College. The curriculum is patterned around Liberal Arts & Science foundations, which emphasize interdisciplinary coursework and private university standards. Within the past year, numerous faculty members have been awarded research grants through such organizations as the National Endowment for the Arts, National Science Foundation, and National Institutes of Health.

A member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC), Medaille fields 11 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women.

In 2012, Medaille was ranked #8 nationally among 4-year colleges as a Best for Vets school by Military Times EDGE magazine.

On December 7, 2012 Medaille hosted its annual Community 101 Fair [1] that features freshman presenting their first-semester projects based on community organizations in Buffalo.

Undergraduate programs[edit]

Graduate programs[edit]

[2]

Locations[edit]

Medaille's main campus is located in Buffalo, New York, on a tree-lined urban setting at the intersection of New York State Route 198 and Parkside Avenue. The campus is within the Olmsted Crescent, a historic area of parkways and landscape designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.

Adjacent to Delaware Park and the Buffalo Zoological Gardens, the main campus is easily accessible by car, bus or Metro Rail. The College is served by the Humboldt-Hospital NFTA rapid transit station, and a circulator shuttle runs frequently between auxiliary parking at the zoo and campus. Medaille is close to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, the Buffalo Museum of Science, and the Buffalo History Museum.

In addition to the Buffalo campus, Medaille also has branch campuses in Rochester, NY and Amherst, NY. These campuses offer undergraduate degrees for adult students in Business Administration, and graduate degrees in Business Administration and Organizational Leadership. The Amherst campus also offers graduate degrees in Education, Mental Health Counseling, and Psychology.

Housing[edit]

Since the fall of 2001, Medaille has built two residence halls. The South Residence Hall offers double-occupancy rooms with bathrooms, laundry facilities and computer stations. Student lounges overlook the campus and main building. The North Residence Hall contains apartments for resident students and suites for freshmen.

Athletics[edit]

Medaille Mavericks

Medaille College Mavericks Athletic Department Logo.jpg

UniversityMedaille College
Conference(s)Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
NCAADivision III
Athletic directorPete Lonergan
LocationBuffalo, NY
Varsity teams15
Basketball arenaSullivan Center
Baseball stadiumMcCarthy Park
NicknameMavericks
Fight song
ColorsNavy, Gold, and Light Blue

              

HomepageMedailleSports.com

Medaille is a charter member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, as an NCAA Division III school.

The women's basketball team won the AMCC championships in 2004-05, 2005–06,and 2009–2010; the men's soccer team won the AMCC championships in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2010, The men's soccer team also reached the sweet 16, the furthest any Medaille Sports team has ever advanced; and the baseball team won the AMCC championship in 2007.

The women's basketball team made appearances in the NCAA tournament in 2004-05 and 2005–06, and the men's soccer made appearances in 2005 and 2006.

The 2008-2009 men's basketball team reached the AMCC finals for the first time in 2009, the team won its first AMCC championship against Pitt-Bradford, four years after going 0-25. With the win the team earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. That run ended early with a first round 90-79 loss at the hands of John Carroll University. The 2011-2012 men's basketball team won the AMCC Tournament.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

Former administrators[edit]

Presidents[edit]

Previous term and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

Presidents and senior deans[edit]

* Denotes interim appointment

YearPresidentVice President
Academic Affairs
Vice President
Student Affairs
Dean
Undergraduate Education
Vice President
Business/Finance
Vice President
Development/Relations
1968-1969Sr. Alice HuberSr. Ruth HaselbauerSr. Barbara HoranSr. Mary Jane Neuens
1969-1970Sr. Alice HuberSr. Ruth HaselbauerSr. Barbara HoranSr. Mary Jane Neuens
1970-1971Sr. Alice HuberSr. Ruth HaselbauerSr. Barbara HoranSr. Mary Jane Neuens
1971-1972Sr. Alice HuberSr. Dorothy HoagSr. Ruth HaselbauerSr. Barbara HoranSr. Mary Jane Neuens
1972-1973Sr. Alice HuberSr. Dorothy HoagSr. Ruth HaselbauerSr. Barbara HoranSr. Mary Jane Neuens
1973-1974Sr. Alice HuberSr. Dorothy HoagSr. Ruth HaselbauerSr. Barbara HoranSr. Jean Therese Kinsley
1974-1975Dr. Robert R. HesseSr. Dorothy HoagSr. Ruth HaselbauerSr. Jean Therese Kinsley
1975-1976Dr. Robert R. HesseSr. Jean Therese Kinsley
1976-1977Dr. Robert R. HesseSr. Jean Therese Kinsley
1978Dr. Charles R. MacRoy*
1978-1979Dr. Leo R. Downey
1979-1980Dr. Leo R. Downey
1980-1981Dr. Leo R. Downey
1981-1982Dr. Leo R. DowneyDr. Reed Stewart
1982-1983Dr. Leo R. DowneyDr. Donald R. BronsardJudith ApplebaumCharles WhiteDr. Reed Stewart
1983-1984Dr. Leo R. DowneyDr. Paul M. Parsons*Judith ApplebaumDavid BirchDr. Reed Stewart
1984-1985Dr. Leo R. DowneyDr. John M. HigginsAllan GraffamDavid BirchRobert E. Pope
1985-1986Dr. Leo R. DowneyDr. John M. HigginsAllan GraffamDavid Birch
1986-1987Dr. Leo R. DowneyDr. Greenville Day*Allan GraffamDr. Greenville Day*David Birch
1987-1988Kevin I. SullivanDr. Greenville DayAllan GraffamDr. Greenville DayDavid Birch
1988-1989Kevin I. SullivanDr. Greenville DayAllan GraffamDr. Greenville DayDavid Birch
1989-1990Kevin I. SullivanDr. Greenville DayAllan GraffamDr. Greenville DayDavid Birch
1990-1991Kevin I. SullivanDr. Thomas RookeyDr. Richard J. HerdleinDr. Thomas RookeyDavid Birch
1991-1992Kevin I. SullivanDr. Thomas RookeyDr. Richard J. HerdleinDr. Thomas RookeyDavid Birch
1992-1993Kevin I. SullivanDr. Thomas RookeyDr. Richard J. HerdleinDr. Thomas RookeyDavid Birch
1993-1994Kevin I. SullivanDr. Thomas RookeyDr. Richard J. HerdleinDr. Thomas RookeyDavid Birch
1994-1995Kevin I. SullivanDr. Thomas RookeyDr. Richard J. HerdleinDr. Thomas RookeyDavid Birch
1995-1996Kevin I. SullivanDr. John J. DonohueDr. Richard J. HerdleinDr. John J. DonohueRichard G. Schott
1996-1997Kevin I. SullivanDr. John J. DonohueDr. Richard J. HerdleinDr. John J. DonohueRichard G. Schott
1997-1998Kevin I. SullivanDr. John J. DonohueDr. Richard J. HerdleinDr. John J. DonohueRichard G. Schott
1998-1999Kevin I. SullivanDr. John J. DonohueDr. Richard J. HerdleinDr. John J. DonohueRichard G. Schott
1999-2000Kevin I. SullivanDr. John J. DonohueDr. Richard J. HerdleinDr. John J. DonohueRichard G. Schott
2000-2001Kevin I. SullivanDr. John J. DonohueDr. Richard J. HerdleinDr. John J. DonohueRichard G. Schott
2001-2002Dr. John J. Donohue*Dr. Joseph E. Savarese*Dr. Richard J. HerdleinDr. Joseph E. Savarese*Richard G. Schott
2002-2003Dr. Joseph W. BascuasDr. Joseph E. Savarese*Holly J. McCarthyDr. Joseph E. SavareseRichard G. Schott
2003-2004Dr. Joseph W. BascuasDr. Mike MitchellHolly J. McCarthyDr. Joseph E. SavareseRichard G. Schott
2004-2005Dr. Joseph W. BascuasDr. Mike MitchellHolly J. McCarthyDr. Norman R. Muir
2005-2006Dr. Joseph W. BascuasDr. Douglas W. HowardHolly J. McCarthyDr. Norman R. MuirCharles T. GradowskiRichard K. Davis
2006-2007Richard K. Davis*Dr. Douglas W. HowardHolly J. McCarthyDr. Norman R. MuirCharles T. GradowskiRichard K. Davis
2007-2008Dr. Richard T. JurasekDr. Douglas W. HowardHolly J. McCarthyDr. Norman R. MuirCharles T. GradowskiRichard K. Davis
2008-2009Dr. Richard T. JurasekDr. Douglas W. HowardHolly J. McCarthyDr. Norman R. MuirMatthew J. Carver*Richard K. Davis
2009-2010Dr. Richard T. JurasekDr. Douglas W. HowardAmy M. DeKay*Dr. Norman R. MuirMatthew J. CarverPaula R. Valente
2010-2011Dr. Richard T. JurasekDr. Douglas W. HowardAmy M. DeKayDr. Norman R. MuirMatthew J. CarverPaula R. Valente
2011-2012Dr. Richard T. JurasekDr. Douglas W. HowardAmy M. DeKayDr. Norman R. MuirMatthew J. CarverJohn P. Crawford
2012-2013Dr. Richard T. JurasekDr. Douglas W. HowardAmy M. DeKayDr. Norman R. MuirMatthew J. CarverJohn P. Crawford
2013-2014Dr. Richard T. JurasekDr. Norman R. Muir*Amy M. DeKayDr. Joseph E. Savarese*Matthew J. CarverJohn P. Crawford

Later deans and administrators[edit]

YearVice President
Enrollment Management
Associate Dean
Foundational Learning
& Assessment
Dean
School of Adult
Graduate Education
Dean
School of Education
Assistant/Associate
Dean of Students
Director of Athletics
1987-1988Mike McGuire
1988-1989Mike McGuire
1989-1990Mike McGuire
1990-1991Mike McGuire
1991-1992Brian Rosiek
1992-1993Mike McGuire
1993-1994Mike McGuireRichard L. Jacob
1994-1995Mike McGuireRichard L. Jacob
1995-1996Mike McGuireRichard L. Jacob
1996-1997Mike McGuireRichard L. Jacob
1997-1998Mike McGuireRichard L. Jacob
1998-1999Mike McGuireRichard L. Jacob
1999-2000Jacqueline S. MathenyMike McGuirePeter Jerebko
2000-2001Jacqueline S. MathenyMike McGuirePeter Jerebko
2001-2002Jacqueline S. MathenyAmy M. DeKayPeter Jerebko
2002-2003Jacqueline S. MathenyAmy M. DeKayDick Hack
2003-2004Jacqueline S. MathenyAmy M. DeKayDick Hack
2004-2005Steven D. KleinDr. Francis M. MurphyAmy M. DeKayDick Hack
2005-2006Steven D. KleinDr. Judith M. HorowitzDr. Francis M. MurphyAmy M. DeKayDick Hack
2006-2007Steven D. KleinDr. Judith M. HorowitzDr. Francis M. MurphyAmy M. DeKayDr. Richard L. Jacob*
2007-2008Steven D. KleinDr. Judith M. HorowitzDr. Francis M. MurphyAmy M. DeKayPeter E. Lonergan
2008-2009Gregory P. FlorczakDr. Brad E. HollingsheadDr. Judith M. HorowitzDr. Francis M. MurphyAmy M. DeKayPeter E. Lonergan
2009-2010Gregory P. FlorczakDr. Brad E. HollingsheadDr. Judith M. HorowitzDr. Illana Lane*Peter E. Lonergan
2010-2011Gregory P. FlorczakDr. Brad E. HollingsheadDr. Judith M. HorowitzDr. Illana LanePeter E. Lonergan
2011-2012Gregory P. FlorczakDr. Brad E. HollingsheadDr. Judith M. HorowitzDr. Illana LaneJason F. PerriPeter E. Lonergan
2012-2013Karen McGrathDr. Brad E. HollingsheadDr. Judith M. HorowitzDr. Illana LaneJason F. PerriPeter E. Lonergan
2013-2014Karen McGrathDr. Brad E. HollingsheadDr. Judith M. HorowitzDr. Illana LaneJason F. Perri

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cappex.com/colleges/Medaille-College-192925
  2. ^ http://www.medaille.edu/sage/
  3. ^ "Former Medaille President Dr. Leo Downey Passes Away". Medaille Alumni. 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  4. ^ Drury, Tracey (2006-10-13). "Medaille President Resigns". Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  5. ^ "Becker Trustees Name Joseph W. Bascuas Interim President". Becker College. 2008-09-30. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 

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