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AlumNews Feb. 2012 Mark Your Calendar MARCH 13, 2012 I Volume VI, Issue III “Sully” Center Expansion Underway On November 15, Medaille broke ground to renovate and expand the Kevin I. Sullivan Campus Center on the Buffalo Campus. The “Sully” Center was constructed in 1995, and in 2001 the building was dedicated in memory of Kevin I. Sullivan, the College’s fourth president. President Sullivan oversaw a period of extensive growth, from the start of a residence life program and intercollegiate athletics teams to the expansion of adult and graduate programs. At the groundbreaking ceremony, New York State Senator Mark Grisanti presented a proclamation on behalf of New York State, and shared, “It’s always a good day in Buffalo when you see growth like this.” Alumni Networking Series continues Economic Business Trends in WNY The Alumni Association’s four-part professional development series, hosted by the Amherst Alumni Committee and Office of Career Planning, concludes on March 13, 2012 with a seminar on economic business trends in Western New York. Panelists for this session include James Fink, Business First, who will discuss real estate development and the local economy and Beth O’Keefe, Erie County Industrial Development Agency, who will provide an overview of the 2011 tax incentives given to local businesses and will highlight employers who expanded in 2011 while discussing programs being implemented to restore vacant abandoned buildings. The session will begin at 6 p.m. and is open to all alumni and students free of charge. An RSVP is required. You can register for this event online at or call (716) 880-3368. The expanded facility will include: • a large multipurpose, campus event center with a seating capacity of over 600 people; • a new 3,000 square-foot fitness center; • four new locker rooms, two for home teams and two for away teams; • an enhanced athletic training room; • an expanded campus bookstore; • a reconfigured student affairs suite with dedicated student group meeting and workroom spaces; • new student lounge space; • a redesigned athletic office suite; • a new late-night snack and food shop; • a reconfigured gymnasium with increased seating capacity; • and, the President’s Room, which serves as a special event and entertainment suite venue overlooking the multipurpose center and gymnasium. The project is slated for completion for the start of the College’s fall 2012 semester. When you were a student, what do you remember most about the Sullivan Center? Email your fondest memory to for inclusion in the May issue of AlumNews. PHOTO BY CHRIS RIPLEY ’12

Medaille College AlumNews, February 2012

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