Medaille College

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Medaille College
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Established 1937
Type Private
Endowment $8 Million
President Richard T. Jurasek
Vice-president Norman R. Muir Ph.D. (Academic Affairs - Interim)
Matthew J. Carver (Business/Finance)
Karen McGrath (Enrollment Management)
Dean Joseph E. Savarese D.V.M. (Undergraduate Education - Interim)
Amy M. DeKay (Student Affairs)
Academic staff 116
Undergraduates 2,759
Postgraduates 494
Location Buffalo, New York, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Navy/Gold/Light Blue
              
Athletics 11 Varsity Teams
Nickname Mavericks
Affiliations NCAA Division III
Website www.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.

On February 19, 2014, citing "The changing dynamics of graduate education and a crushing budget deficit" The Buffalo News reported that Medaille College was closing its Amherst Campus location at the end of the Spring 2014 semester and consolidating its students into the main campus in Buffalo.[2] The college's president, Richard Jurasek, noted a $2.2 million deficit during the 2012-2013 fiscal year in his decision to consolidate, which includes planned layoffs under his watch.[3]

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]

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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]

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University Medaille College
Conferences Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
NCAA Division III
Athletic director Pete Lonergan
Location Buffalo, NY
Varsity teams 15
Basketball arena Sullivan Center
Baseball stadium McCarthy Park
Nickname Mavericks
Colors
     Navy       Gold       Light Blue
Homepage MedailleSports.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

  • Dr. Alice M. Huber SSJ–1968–1974 (President - Mount Saint Joseph's College, retired)
  • Dr. Robert R. Hesse–1974–1978 (Executive Assistant to the President - SUNY Fredonia, named President of the Chautauqua Institution)
  • Dr. Charles R. MacRoy–1978 [interim]
  • Dr. Leo R. Downey–1978-1987 (Vice President/Provost - McKendree College, retired[5])
  • Mr. Kevin I. Sullivan–1987-2001 (Chairman - Medaille College Board of Trustees, died)
  • Dr. John J. Donohue–2001-2002 [interim] (Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs - Medaille College, named Vice President of Academic Affairs at D'Youville College)
  • Dr. Joseph W. Bascuas–2002-2006 (Vice President - Argosy University, resigned[6] and named Interim President of Becker College[7])
  • Mr. Richard K. Davis–2006-2007 [interim] (Vice President of Public Relations - Medaille College, returned to duties at College Relations)

Presidents and senior deans[edit]

* Denotes interim appointment

Year President Vice President
Academic Affairs
Vice President
Student Affairs
Dean
Undergraduate Education
Vice President
Business/Finance
Vice President
Development/Relations
1968-1969 Sr. Alice Huber Sr. Ruth Haselbauer Sr. Barbara Horan Sr. Mary Jane Neuens
1969-1970 Sr. Alice Huber Sr. Ruth Haselbauer Sr. Barbara Horan Sr. Mary Jane Neuens
1970-1971 Sr. Alice Huber Sr. Ruth Haselbauer Sr. Barbara Horan Sr. Mary Jane Neuens
1971-1972 Sr. Alice Huber Sr. Dorothy Hoag Sr. Ruth Haselbauer Sr. Barbara Horan Sr. Mary Jane Neuens
1972-1973 Sr. Alice Huber Sr. Dorothy Hoag Sr. Ruth Haselbauer Sr. Barbara Horan Sr. Mary Jane Neuens
1973-1974 Sr. Alice Huber Sr. Dorothy Hoag Sr. Ruth Haselbauer Sr. Barbara Horan Sr. Jean Therese Kinsley
1974-1975 Dr. Robert R. Hesse Sr. Dorothy Hoag Sr. Ruth Haselbauer Sr. Jean Therese Kinsley
1975-1976 Dr. Robert R. Hesse Sr. Jean Therese Kinsley
1976-1977 Dr. Robert R. Hesse Sr. Jean Therese Kinsley
1978 Dr. Charles R. MacRoy*
1978-1979 Dr. Leo R. Downey
1979-1980 Dr. Leo R. Downey
1980-1981 Dr. Leo R. Downey
1981-1982 Dr. Leo R. Downey Dr. Reed Stewart
1982-1983 Dr. Leo R. Downey Dr. Donald R. Bronsard Judith Applebaum Charles White Dr. Reed Stewart
1983-1984 Dr. Leo R. Downey Dr. Paul M. Parsons* Judith Applebaum David Birch Dr. Reed Stewart
1984-1985 Dr. Leo R. Downey Dr. John M. Higgins Allan Graffam David Birch Robert E. Pope
1985-1986 Dr. Leo R. Downey Dr. John M. Higgins Allan Graffam David Birch
1986-1987 Dr. Leo R. Downey Dr. Greenville Day* Allan Graffam Dr. Greenville Day* David Birch
1987-1988 Kevin I. Sullivan Dr. Greenville Day Allan Graffam Dr. Greenville Day David Birch
1988-1989 Kevin I. Sullivan Dr. Greenville Day Allan Graffam Dr. Greenville Day David Birch
1989-1990 Kevin I. Sullivan Dr. Greenville Day Allan Graffam Dr. Greenville Day David Birch
1990-1991 Kevin I. Sullivan Dr. Thomas Rookey Dr. Richard J. Herdlein Dr. Thomas Rookey David Birch
1991-1992 Kevin I. Sullivan Dr. Thomas Rookey Dr. Richard J. Herdlein Dr. Thomas Rookey David Birch
1992-1993 Kevin I. Sullivan Dr. Thomas Rookey Dr. Richard J. Herdlein Dr. Thomas Rookey David Birch
1993-1994 Kevin I. Sullivan Dr. Thomas Rookey Dr. Richard J. Herdlein Dr. Thomas Rookey David Birch
1994-1995 Kevin I. Sullivan Dr. Thomas Rookey Dr. Richard J. Herdlein Dr. Thomas Rookey David Birch
1995-1996 Kevin I. Sullivan Dr. John J. Donohue Dr. Richard J. Herdlein Dr. John J. Donohue Richard G. Schott
1996-1997 Kevin I. Sullivan Dr. John J. Donohue Dr. Richard J. Herdlein Dr. John J. Donohue Richard G. Schott
1997-1998 Kevin I. Sullivan Dr. John J. Donohue Dr. Richard J. Herdlein Dr. John J. Donohue Richard G. Schott
1998-1999 Kevin I. Sullivan Dr. John J. Donohue Dr. Richard J. Herdlein Dr. John J. Donohue Richard G. Schott
1999-2000 Kevin I. Sullivan Dr. John J. Donohue Dr. Richard J. Herdlein Dr. John J. Donohue Richard G. Schott
2000-2001 Kevin I. Sullivan Dr. John J. Donohue Dr. Richard J. Herdlein Dr. John J. Donohue Richard G. Schott
2001-2002 Dr. John J. Donohue* Dr. Joseph E. Savarese* Dr. Richard J. Herdlein Dr. Joseph E. Savarese* Richard G. Schott
2002-2003 Dr. Joseph W. Bascuas Dr. Joseph E. Savarese* Holly J. McCarthy Dr. Joseph E. Savarese Richard G. Schott
2003-2004 Dr. Joseph W. Bascuas Dr. Mike Mitchell Holly J. McCarthy Dr. Joseph E. Savarese Richard G. Schott
2004-2005 Dr. Joseph W. Bascuas Dr. Mike Mitchell Holly J. McCarthy Dr. Norman R. Muir
2005-2006 Dr. Joseph W. Bascuas Dr. Douglas W. Howard Holly J. McCarthy Dr. Norman R. Muir Charles T. Gradowski Richard K. Davis
2006-2007 Richard K. Davis* Dr. Douglas W. Howard Holly J. McCarthy Dr. Norman R. Muir Charles T. Gradowski Richard K. Davis
2007-2008 Dr. Richard T. Jurasek Dr. Douglas W. Howard Holly J. McCarthy Dr. Norman R. Muir Charles T. Gradowski Richard K. Davis
2008-2009 Dr. Richard T. Jurasek Dr. Douglas W. Howard Holly J. McCarthy Dr. Norman R. Muir Matthew J. Carver* Richard K. Davis
2009-2010 Dr. Richard T. Jurasek Dr. Douglas W. Howard Amy M. DeKay* Dr. Norman R. Muir Matthew J. Carver Paula R. Valente
2010-2011 Dr. Richard T. Jurasek Dr. Douglas W. Howard Amy M. DeKay Dr. Norman R. Muir Matthew J. Carver Paula R. Valente
2011-2012 Dr. Richard T. Jurasek Dr. Douglas W. Howard Amy M. DeKay Dr. Norman R. Muir Matthew J. Carver John P. Crawford
2012-2013 Dr. Richard T. Jurasek Dr. Douglas W. Howard Amy M. DeKay Dr. Norman R. Muir Matthew J. Carver John P. Crawford
2013-2014 Dr. Richard T. Jurasek Dr. Norman R. Muir* Amy M. DeKay Dr. Joseph E. Savarese* Matthew J. Carver John P. Crawford

Later deans and administrators[edit]

Year Vice 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
1987-1988 Mike McGuire
1988-1989 Mike McGuire
1989-1990 Mike McGuire
1990-1991 Mike McGuire
1991-1992 Brian Rosiek
1992-1993 Mike McGuire
1993-1994 Mike McGuire Richard L. Jacob
1994-1995 Mike McGuire Richard L. Jacob
1995-1996 Mike McGuire Richard L. Jacob
1996-1997 Mike McGuire Richard L. Jacob
1997-1998 Mike McGuire Richard L. Jacob
1998-1999 Mike McGuire Richard L. Jacob
1999-2000 Jacqueline S. Matheny Mike McGuire Peter Jerebko
2000-2001 Jacqueline S. Matheny Mike McGuire Peter Jerebko
2001-2002 Jacqueline S. Matheny Amy M. DeKay Peter Jerebko
2002-2003 Jacqueline S. Matheny Amy M. DeKay Dick Hack
2003-2004 Jacqueline S. Matheny Amy M. DeKay Dick Hack
2004-2005 Steven D. Klein Dr. Francis M. Murphy Amy M. DeKay Dick Hack
2005-2006 Steven D. Klein Dr. Judith M. Horowitz Dr. Francis M. Murphy Amy M. DeKay Dick Hack
2006-2007 Steven D. Klein Dr. Judith M. Horowitz Dr. Francis M. Murphy Amy M. DeKay Dr. Richard L. Jacob*
2007-2008 Steven D. Klein Dr. Judith M. Horowitz Dr. Francis M. Murphy Amy M. DeKay Peter E. Lonergan
2008-2009 Gregory P. Florczak Dr. Brad E. Hollingshead Dr. Judith M. Horowitz Dr. Francis M. Murphy Amy M. DeKay Peter E. Lonergan
2009-2010 Gregory P. Florczak Dr. Brad E. Hollingshead Dr. Judith M. Horowitz Dr. Illana Lane* Peter E. Lonergan
2010-2011 Gregory P. Florczak Dr. Brad E. Hollingshead Dr. Judith M. Horowitz Dr. Illana Lane Peter E. Lonergan
2011-2012 Gregory P. Florczak Dr. Brad E. Hollingshead Dr. Judith M. Horowitz Dr. Illana Lane Jason F. Perri Peter E. Lonergan
2012-2013 Karen McGrath Dr. Brad E. Hollingshead Dr. Judith M. Horowitz Dr. Illana Lane Jason F. Perri Peter E. Lonergan
2013-2014 Karen McGrath Dr. Brad E. Hollingshead Dr. Judith M. Horowitz Dr. Illana Lane Jason F. Perri

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