Medaille College

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Medaille College
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TypePrivate
Established1937
Endowment$8 Million[citation needed]
PresidentKenneth M. Macur
Academic staff
90
Undergraduates1,600
Postgraduates1,000
Location, ,
United States
CampusUrban
ColorsNavy/Gold/Light Blue
              
Athletics15 Varsity Teams
NicknameMavericks
AffiliationsNCAA Division III
Websitewww.medaille.edu

Medaille College is a private liberal arts college in Buffalo, New York. The college's students largely come from the Western New York and Southern Ontario regions.[1]

Academics[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.

Campuses[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 a branch campus in Rochester, NY. This campus offers undergraduate degrees for adult students in Business Administration, and graduate degrees in Business Administration and Organizational Leadership, as well as Mental Health Counseling.

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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UniversityMedaille College
ConferenceAllegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
NCAADivision III
Athletic directorAmy M. DeKay
LocationBuffalo, New York
Varsity teams15
Basketball arenaSullivan Center
Baseball stadiumMcCarthy Park
Soccer stadiumAll-High Stadium
Lacrosse stadiumAll-High Stadium
NicknameMavericks
ColorsNavy, Gold, and Light Blue
              
Websitewww.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 2005–06, 2006-07, 2007-08 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; also, in 2010, The Medaille Men's Soccer undefeated streak in the AMCC of five years was snapped. On September 25, 2010, the Franciscan University Barons pulled off the biggest upset in history, winning the match 2-1,[2] and the baseball team won the AMCC championship in 2007.

The women's basketball team made appearances in the NCAA tournament in 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Medaille College". Cappex.com. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Barons Break Medaille's 5-Year Winning Streak". Franciscan. Retrieved 31 March 2016.

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