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C O M M E N C E M E N T

Friday, the twentieth day of May • Two thousand and eleven Kleinhans Music Hall • Buffalo, New York


2011

COMMENCEMENT

Medaille College Mission Statement

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Charles E. Moran, Jr. Chair, Board of Trustees

Richard T. Jurasek, Ph.D. President of the College

Stuart H. Angert Board Vice Chair

Stephen L. Cicchinelli ’98 David Elias Peter J. Freyburger, D.V.M. Horace A. Gioia, Esq. Robert S. Graber ’96 Ellen E. Grant, Ph.D., LCSW-R Juanita K. Hunter, Ed.D. Board Secretary

Margaret Kafka ’90 James R. Kaskie William H. Pearce, Jr.

Medaille College concentrates on excellence in teaching, with an emphasis on personal attention to its diverse student body. Its curriculum provides a solid liberal arts and sciences foundation with early access to career-oriented education. The faculty and all of those involved in the mission of education challenge students and themselves to the highest possible standards of achievement, but that challenge is balanced by support for every individual student and a concern that each one succeeds.

Historical Overview With locations in Buffalo, Amherst and Rochester, New York, Medaille College is a private, four-year college committed to serving the higher education needs of Western and Central New York, and Southern Ontario. Known for its flexible delivery systems, the College offers master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees through day, evening, weekend, and online programs. Medaille College traces its roots to 1875, when it was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph as an institute to prepare teachers. In 1937, the Sisters received an absolute charter from New York State and their institution was named Mount St. Joseph Teachers’ College, chartered to grant baccalaureate degrees in education. In 1968, the Sisters of St. Joseph, led by Alice Huber, SSJ, Ph.D., initiated a change in the charter, which would create a new, co-educational college. New York State granted this charter and Medaille College was born. 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.

Heidi A. Raphael ’85 Robert L. Stevenson Robby Takac ’86

Expansion has also continued at Medaille’s branch campuses, which deliver adult and graduate programs. With a need for more space and upgraded facilities, the Amherst Campus moved to its new location at 30 Wilson Road, Williamsville, NY, in May 2007. In June 2009, the Rochester Campus relocated to 1880 South Winton Road in Rochester, NY, with classrooms, study space, and an expanded library in a dedicated facility.

Rocco Termini Donald Tomasulo ’79 President of the Alumni Association Board

Michael K. Walsh Board Treasurer

Joseph E. Wolfson

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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 has embarked on a massive construction project to nearly double the size of Huber Hall with a new Student Success Center. In a project scheduled for completion by fall 2011, the new building will bring academic and student support services under one roof. Medaille’s annual operating budget is now $57 million and the annual economic impact of Medaille on our community exceeds $147 million. In the past ten years, the number of full-time faculty has nearly doubled, and the College’s enrollment has increased nearly 200%. The total enrollment approaching 3,000 students makes Medaille the fourth largest private college in Western New York.

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2011

PROGRAM FOR THE GRADUATE CEREMONY KLEINHANS MUSIC HALL, MAY 20, 2011 1:00 P.M. PROCESSIONAL*

Buffalo Brass Quintet “Pomp and Circumstance March” (Sir Edward Elgar)

CALL TO ORDER

Our Collective Aspiration for the Year 2020

Robert E. Nesslin, M.S.Ed. Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Management and Leadership

NATIONAL ANTHEMS

Buffalo Brass Quintet

INVOCATION

Rev. Paul Emery ’90, B.S., M.Div. Pastor, Trinity United Methodist Church

WELCOME

Robert E. Nesslin, M.S.Ed.

GREETINGS FROM THE PRESIDENT

Richard T. Jurasek, Ph.D. President of the College

ADDRESS

“Medaille College will be known as the leader in preparing learners for career success and a lifelong commitment to a civic and sustainable future in Buffalo, the region, and the world.

Mark J. Czarnecki President, M&T Bank Corporation

STUDENT ADDRESS

Daniel Ort Class of 2011

PRESENTATIONS

Judith M. Horowitz, Ph.D.

Academic Awards

Associate Vice President and Dean of the School of Adult and Graduate Education

Illana R. Lane, Ph.D. Dean of the School of Education PRESENTATION OF DEGREE CANDIDATES

Douglas W. Howard, Ph.D. Vice President for Academic Affairs

CONFERRAL OF DEGREES

Richard T. Jurasek, Ph.D.

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT

Richard T. Jurasek, Ph.D.

BENEDICTION**

Rev. Paul Emery ’90, B.S., M.Div.

RECESSIONAL

Buffalo Brass Quintet

* The Audience is requested to stand and remain standing through the Invocation. ** The Audience is requested to stand and remain in place until the recessional is completed.

“Trumpet Voluntary” (John Stanley) C O M M E N C E M E N T 2 011

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C A N D I D A T E S

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D E G R E E S

Master of Arts Nathaniel Griffin

Ljupka Palavestra

David N. Atherton

Laura M. Hakenberg

Sarah Palmer

Christina Barrera

Darcel Hall

Tammy Parker

Mollie Bender

London Harris

Jennifer Pientka

Robert Bennett

Ali Hejmowski

Ellen Pinker

Adebisi Benton

Kito Hill

Amanda R. Riley

Amanda Blando

Matthew J. Holla

Christopher W. Rodler

James Bond

Ryan Jensen

Caroline P. Roets

Brittany Bowhall

Ricardo Jimenez

Jennifer T. Rook

Sharon Elizabeth Bradley

Ciara N. Johnson

Eric Sanders

Maria Brigantino

Stephaine Santrice Jones

Carrie Schenk

Ryan Brotz

Darrin Kline

Jessica Sember

Caitlyn Brown

Jeanne Koch

Caitlin Shear

Takisha Brown

Lacy K. Kostorowski

Tracy Sherman

Amanda Brunet

Julie M. Kowalski

Molly S. Short

Kelly-Lynne Burke

Stephanie Kulesa

Melanie Siegel

Sabrina Buzzanca

Brittany E. Lamb

Melissa R. Sommerville

Meghan Leigh Adams

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Barbara J. Callen

Raelyn Legg

Tracy L. Stallone

Lesley Calvin

Meagan E. Licata

Kristopher Stiles

Wesley Carroll

Serina Kristine Lidder

Carla Stokes

Nicole M. Clare

Jennifer Alyssa Li Preti

Bethann H. Stutz

Nicole Clark-Hamilton

Christine Lowther

Andon M. Ticco

Karen Claud

Elizabeth Maple

Kellie Tingley

Latasha Coney

Jon Matias

Detra M. Trueheart

Sean Coote

Stephanie M. McGee

Raddelys L. Ventura

Jenell D. Crumpley

Nicole McIlwain

Jessica Vitale

Balázs Csizovszki

Penny McKenna

Suzanne Volcy

Kevin Danvir

Ashley McNulty

Kathleen Walters

Alexander Enser

Giseline S. Michel

Sibel Ward

Pamela G. Everett

Meredith R. Miller

Deborah Watkins

Benjamin Michael Fantaske

Angela Marie Monaco

Mary Elizabeth T. Wellence

Audra A. Foote

Simran Narula

Elizabeth Whistler

Suzanne Ford

Shauna L. Nealon

Jessica Whitley

Sunny Frisicaro

Monica Nevins

Jennifer Willard

Meaghan Furman

Mallary O’Banion

James H. Witherow

Collin Gehl

Leah Elizabeth Obertean

Mary Wojcik-Cross

Margaret Gibb

Meagan M. O’Neill

Yolanda Wood

Rhonda L. Gordon

Daniel Ort

Christopher Wopperer

Jillian Grabka

Kazmiera Ostertag

Sarah Katherine Gray

Jennifer Lyn Pacyon B U F FA L O , N E W Y O R K


C A N D I D A T E S

F O R

D E G R E E S

Master of Business Administration Jennifer Aquino Renee F. Ballard Cindi M. Beyer Kristy Bonetto Amanda Boyd David L. Carswell Anthony Frank Cassine Robert A. Conrad Michael Crisanti Lawrence L. Cronyn John Crossett Kyle J. Dembrow Michael Fagnan Kimberly B. Fennell Jillian M. Filipowicz Ian A. Finn Geraldine Ford Marvin Goodwin Kathleen R. Grisanti Maxine Elaine Grubbs Heather M. Harrington Samuel Hill

Kayla Michelle Humphries Joseph Paul Insera Anthony Inzinga Amber C. Johnson Shiyterea S. Johnson Tori Johnson Michael Vincent Knapp James Koszuta Amanda LaMore Sharon Lebron Nicole Lorenzo Joseph J. MacMillen Richard Mann John Marchetti Elizabeth Marek Ashley Marinaccio Annette Mattil Jason P. McMillian Michel Mendez Paul Mergenhagen Audrey Suzanne Morley Craig Osborne

Jason Pardi Stephanie Pelikudovski Giovanni Petruzzo Jordan Allan Pulaski Pedro Quinones David Rabideau Megan E. Rasbeck Lloyd Ruffle Lisa Rybarczyk Joseph Saad Megane Schuch Garrett Schwegler Robert A. Scott Parminder Singh Kevin Stell Elaine A. Taylor Bryan Thurnherr David Vega Carl Webeck LaShandra Denise Williams

Master of Science in Education Ruqayya Sehar Abdulla

Sheba Arifullah

Jennifer Bannister

Lara M. Abt

Ada Arnautovic

Marci A. Beaver

Rachel Abt

Sumeet Arora

Angel Behrns

Whitney C. Agnew

Michael B. Ast

Patricia Belfiore

Evelyn Aleman

Heather M. Belmont

Katie E. Altay

Despina AthanasiouKalafatis

Diana C. Amaya

Laura Frances Atti

Jessica Bender

Ambila Ambrose-Audu

Robert Ewan Atto

Caroline Bergin

Hugh B. Anderson

Shandis Avery

Amanda Marie Bergsma

Roger John Anderson

Emily Bacon

Shiffu Bhatia

Rachel Andolina

Harjot Bains

Lauren Biancucci

Danielle J. Andrews

Katarzyna Baltaziuk

Julie Blair

Karen Andric

Karen Bank

Laura Heather Blake

Maria N. Arbelo

Mark J. Bankowski

David R. Blewett

Rachel E. Belzberg

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Master of Science in Education (continued)

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Cassandra R. Bluhm

Lisa M. Chaney

Amandeep Dhillon

Diane R. Borges

Jenny Chen

Divjot Dhillon

Michael L. Bouchard

Sandy Chow

Karen Dias

Danielle Boucher

Kathryn Christiansen

Denae Elizabeth Di Monte

Korina Bourdakos

Melissa Christison

Laura C. Di Nallo

Samantha Bowie

Jessica Chu

Cristina V. DiPronio

Alicia Bradberry

Nicole Chung

Flavio M. Di Rienzo

Heather D. Brady

Lisa Ciafardoni

Annika Doolarchan

Giuseppina Briganti

Karen E. Clark

Trudy Douglas

Elisabet J. Brinkworth

Karlee Cochrane

Patricia Doyle

Tasha Brooks Martin

Tempie Aisha Alexandria Coelho-Freeman

Sorina Dragoman

Julie C. Brown LaShawn Brown

Katherine Coffey

John A. Duco

Rosemarie Brown

Romina A. Colabufalo

Lydia Dwyer

Sandra Lea Brown

Lauren Collins

Rebecca L. Elmore

Kristen Brozyna

Kelly Lynne Connell

Maria Elwood

Michael Bruno

Lora Cotter

Michael E. Emilianowicz

Hope Paula Rose Brylikowski

Amanda L. Cottle

Heather A. Esling

Rebecca Courtnage

Patrick Eustace

Gaetano Buda

Amy Cox

Pauolo Faiazza

Danielle Buncy

Sarah Jayne Cruise

Nazia Farheen

Susan Butler

Driean F. Cuffe

Candice M. Feinrip

Kevin Bykkonen

David A. Cullen

Marisa Fenos

Kristen N. Calvello

Lindsay Anne Cunningham

Joseph Feor

Jamie Cameron

Natalie Currie

Rachel Figueroa

Mallorie Cameron

Amanda Dalcourt

Lynne Finnegan

Brian Campbell

Lindsay A. Daniele

Catherine A. Fitzgibbons

Vincenza Caputo

Tanmay Dave

Michael Fleider

Alessandra Cardile

Shannon Leigh Daykin

Kathryn Flynn

Amelia Cardona

Melissa Delmonte

Jacquelyne B. Foran

Raquel Cariati

Moira A. Francis

Denise Carlson

Mirko William Robert del Rosso

Michele M. Carpenter

Nadine DeLuca

Alannah Carruthers

Lisa A. DeMelo

Lindsay Carter

Leah Demianiuk

Sean D. Carter

Allison L. Depp

Christina N. Catanese

Jubette deVera

Rachelle Cayer

Jennifer J. Dews

Michael Celebre

Rosanne Dewulf

Elena Cernea

Tenneil Dhaliwal

Shannon L. Driscoll

Catherine Frandina Kevin M. Frankowski Leslie Fraser Sarah Aliza Fried Anthony Fuciarelli Navneet Furmah Morgan D. Gallagher Idelia Gallo

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C A N D I D A T E S

F O R

D E G R E E S

Master of Science in Education (continued) Katie Garvey

Stephanie Khouri

Cristina Marcos

Lindsay Gauthier

Arabella Kiss

Paula Mariani

Jesse J. Gordon

Lauren S. Kneale

Alysia Marinelli

Katherine Gordon

Megan Koscielniak

Zoran Markovski

Youra Gorial

Harie Koutsogiorgas

Haley Markvoort

Letizia I. Grechi

Michelle Kovac

Elizabeth Marschner

Maria Greco

Nicole Lynn Kracker

Kamilla L. Marschner

Christina Green

Ellen S. Kragaris

Kelly Martin

Supneet Grewal

Lindsay B. Kramer

Monic Martin

Amanda M. Grzybek

Tammy Kroezen

Fardad Marzban

Diana K. Guerrisi

Lori Kujawa

Diana Mastroluisi

Amanda Guyatt

Kyle J. Kukac

Kathryn N. Mastroluisi

Jasmeet Hallan

Marina Kumic

Rhonda Mathieson

Daniela Halmos

Lindsay D. Kurt

Michelle Matthews

Andrew Halstead

Iman Labib

Andrea Mazza

Sunita Hampole

Laura McAllister

Bhavjit Hansra

Marianne Nassif Mofid Labib

Fatima Haque

Joseph P. Langiano

Brittany McCabe

Lauren Hart

Nicole D. Lazure

Breanna L. McCartney

Larizza Hatulan

Bessie T. Le

Brennan M. McDonald

Laura M. Hedges

Daniel L. Le Gresley

Kristine M. McGuire

Alison Hill

Phillip J. Leja

Susan McGuire

James Edward Ridgley Hinkson

Kristen Leslie

Kelly McLachlen

Gregory Lombard

Shae-Lyn McLean

Stacy Iarocci

Tara A. Lombardo

Mathew McNiven

Nadia Ingraldi

Anade E. Long Jacobs

Derek Mears

Dawn C. Jensen

Melinda Lucas

Oren Meldung

Leisl O. Joe

Stefanie Lucas

Alvaro R. Melo

Ruvinder Johal

Jaime MacDonald

Joe Mercuriano

Lisa M. Johnson

Kyla MacDonald

Rebecca Michael

Holly Johnston

Jessica L. MacDougall

Stephen Mateus Miguel

Mandi Joseph

Janet MacLean

Erik Mikalauskas

Sherry-Ann Alison Justin

Shannon Marie Mahony

Vanessa Miniaci

Maram Kafouf

Suzanne Makowski

Suzanne A. Mix

Renee Kaiman

Shafaq Malik

Rob C. Molinaro

Jatinder Kalsi

Jelena Malinic

Steve Moliterni

Morgen Kandefer

Robbin Mandiak

Eulette L. Morris

Inderjit S. Kapoor

Navneet Kaur Mangat

Jeffrey Morrow

Maren Kasulke

Ketan Manohar

Brendan Munhall

Krystal Keys

Emily R. Manzone

Adam J. McCabe

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C A N D I D A T E S

F O R

D E G R E E S

Master of Science in Education (continued)

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Sherri Murray

Ann Marie Raos

Janet R. Seel

Winsome Murray

Sheetal Rathod

Cristina Sergi

Christina Muscillo

Leah Reed

Jennifer Setlock

Renetha Nagendra

Rebecca J. Reeder

Kelly Shanahan

Stephanie Naranjit

Anne M. Shaw

Aliya Nathoo

Stevie-Leah A. Reed-Mancini

Sima Nezhadi

Loraine Regisford

Jerald Jay Sheers

Michelle J.A. Nicholls

Michelle A. Render

Sarah Nichols

Antoinette Sabrina Rhodes

Jessica Michele Rosanova Shields

Amy Nicholson

Kathleen Ann Ribar

Birgit Sievert

Charlyn Nuque

David L. Riddell

Karen A. Simon

Matthew M. O’Driscoll

Jacquelyn Susan Rieck

Amrita C. Singh

Janet O’Hearn

Stephanie M. Rigato

Gaganprit Singh

Alexandra C. Shea

Leigh Oliver

Concetta Rizzo

Jessica Amrit Singh

Corinna Lynne Marie Olmstead

LaVoria Roberts

Manreet K. Singh

Mark Roberts

Ivanka Siolkowsky

Stacey L. Ortner

Natalie Roberts

Ashley P. Sisson

Jessica C. Oskam

Rachel Robertson

Janani Sivakumar

Sarah Owens

Samantha C. Rogers

Shannon M. Skelly

Paul R. Paiment

Shannon Rogowski

Sam Tony Sladin

Jennifer Deborah Panopoulos

Norman C. Rojas

Amanda R. Smith

Roxana Rojas-Ureta

Amy J. Smith

Jennifer Melody Paolillo

Elizabeth Helena Rose

Jennifer L. Smith

Lucas Alexander Paradiso

Teresa Rothwell

Shawnna Smith

Debanjali Paul

Laura M. Rowe

Stephen Edward Snowball

Shaun Pearl

Claudia Lina Rutigliano

Jacqueline Barbara Sobczak

Brian Peck

Hosai Safi

Erkperta Soosaipillai

Robin M. Pedone

Monique Saghdjian

Marissa Anne Spacone

Valerie Lynn Pennington

Sundip Sandhu

Anne Marie Spano

Christina Perin

Gavin David Wright Sands

Christina Spano

Amanda Petrella

Giovanna L. Sanita

Kelly Spiegelhoff

Ashley M. Petrungaro

Melissa Santos

Kathleen S. Stanek

Melissa Piniewski

Ricardo Sarabia

Alexandra N. Stanley

Nicole M. Poechman

Melissa Schebell

Rebecca Stearns

Jonathan Procter

Ivonka Schellenberg

Jennifer Lynn Steger

Sara E. Puleri

Rosanna Schembri

Nancy Lyn Stewart-Kozak

Na’Ana Pulver

Laura M. Schinkel

Jordana L. Stier

Ashley L. Radder

Traci Schwartz

David Stratton

Ravneet Randhawa

Amy Scott

Joell A. Stubbe

Kathryn A. Randle

Shayne E. Scott

Tiffany Sun

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C A N D I D A T E S

F O R

D E G R E E S

Master of Science in Education (continued) Ashley R. Swalm

Chelsea Trulin

Jonathan Warberg

Kate Swierski

Kristen-Noelle Tummon

Joanna Wardawa

Sylvia Szklarczuk

Mariette Tyrpak

Briar Watson

Kristina Szoke

Aviva Udler

Kaitlin Weeks

Amanda M. Szucs

Marilu Ugolini

Elissa Rachel Wenger

Mary Talluto

Paolo Umbrello

Peter A. Wenger

Stephanie Tarditi

Kelly Valentine

Nichol Westley

Nahrain Tarrou

Julie E. Wharram

Marc Tellez

Kara Elizabeth Maria van der Hoff

Elizabeth Lee White

Christina Tersigni

Kaeleigh Vanderloop

Kelly White

Geetha Thakur

Toban Van Harten

Krystie L. Whitlaw

Kristen Leigh Thomas

Paul Velocci

Kyle Elizabeth Wiatrowski

Lydia M. Thomas

Katrina Vieira

Angela D. Wiesel

Ashley Rebecca Thorogood

Kevin P. Volker

Stephen Richardo Williams

Laura Thurlow

Robin Vromans

Yohance Art Williams

Amy L. Timmerman

Michelle A. Wachnik

Robert G. Winnicki

Giuliana Tonellotto

Brittany Lea Walker

Kelly E. Wischnewski

Kara Tornquist

Kathryn S. Walker

Kimberly J. Yip

Kathryn M. Toth

Rebelyn Walker

Brandon T. Young

Jennifer R. Tracey

Amanda T. Walsh

Jillian Youngman

Chris Tranter

Emma L. Walsh

Mirjana Zlatar

Tarryn Trimble

Karen Walsh

Christopher Zoccano

Mark Tripp

Mary Walsh-Southall

Adolescent Education (M.S.Ed.)

Leah Reed

Adolescent Education – Canadian Program (M.S.Ed)

Roxana Rojas-Ureta

Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Nicole Lorenzo

Elementary Education (M.S.Ed.)

Lara M. Abt

Elementary Education – Canadian Program (M.S.Ed.)

Susan Butler

Literacy Program (M.S.Ed.)

Kate Swierski

Mental Health Counseling (M.A.)

Daniel Ort

Organizational Leadership (M.A.)

Deborah Watkins

Psychology (M.A.)

Serina Kristine Lidder

Special Education (M.S.Ed.)

Nicole Lynn Kracker

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G R A D U A T E

C L A S S

Mark J. Czarnecki President, M&T Bank Corporation Mark J. Czarnecki is president of M&T Bank Corporation and its primary subsidiary M&T Bank. He has overall responsibility for retail banking, business banking, consumer lending, the investment and mortgage businesses, and all staff functions including technology, operations, human resources, and finance. He serves as a member of the board of directors of M&T Bank Corporation and M&T Bank, and is a member of M&T’s Management Group. Czarnecki began his career with M&T Bank in 1977 and held numerous managerial positions in retail banking, business banking, and commercial lending. He joined the M&T Investment Group in 1994, and in 1995, was named president of M&T Securities, the bank’s broker/dealer. In 1997, Czarnecki was appointed executive vice president overseeing the entire Investment Group. His responsibilities were expanded in 2003 to include oversight of M&T’s Retail Business line. Czarnecki holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York and earned his Master’s of Business Administration from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. He serves as chairman of the board of trustees of M&T Bank’s partner school, Westminster Community Charter School. He is the past chairman of the Buffalo Zoological Society and continues to serve on their board. In addition, Czarnecki is a vice chairman and trustee of the University at Buffalo’s Council and is a director of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and chairman of the New York Bankers Association.

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the U N D E R G R A D U AT E C L A S S of

2011

PROGRAM FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE CEREMONY KLEINHANS MUSIC HALL, MAY 20, 2011 7:00 P.M. PROCESSIONAL*

Buffalo Brass Quintet “Pomp and Circumstance March” (Sir Edward Elgar)

CALL TO ORDER

Our Collective Aspiration for the Year 2020

Robert E. Nesslin, M.S.Ed. Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Management and Leadership

NATIONAL ANTHEMS

Buffalo Brass Quintet

INVOCATION

Rev. Paul Emery ’90, B.S., M.Div. Pastor, Trinity United Methodist Church

WELCOME

Robert E. Nesslin, M.S.Ed.

GREETINGS FROM THE PRESIDENT

Richard T. Jurasek, Ph.D. President of the College

CONFERRAL OF HONORARY DEGREE

Richard T. Jurasek, Ph.D.

Doctor of Laws Lois Marie Gibbs ADDRESS

“Medaille College will be known as the leader in preparing learners for career success and a lifelong commitment to a civic and sustainable future in Buffalo, the region, and the world.

Lois Marie Gibbs Executive Director, Center for Health, Environment & Justice

STUDENT ADDRESS

Nathaniel W. Barnes Class of 2011

PRESENTATIONS

Norman R. Muir, Ph.D.

Academic Awards

Dean of the Undergraduate College

Illana R. Lane, Ph.D. Dean of the School of Education

Judith M. Horowitz, Ph.D. Associate Vice President and Dean of the School of Adult and Graduate Education The Sister Alice M. Huber Collegiate Award PRESENTATION OF DEGREE CANDIDATES

Amy DeKay, M.S. Dean of Student Affairs

Douglas W. Howard, Ph.D. Vice President for Academic Affairs

CONFERRAL OF DEGREES

Richard T. Jurasek, Ph.D.

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT

Richard T. Jurasek, Ph.D.

BENEDICTION**

Rev. Paul Emery ’90, B.S., M.Div.

RECESSIONAL

Buffalo Brass Quintet

* The Audience is requested to stand and remain standing through the Invocation. ** The Audience is requested to stand and remain in place until the recessional is completed.

“Trumpet Voluntary” (John Stanley) C O M M E N C E M E N T 2 011

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C A N D I D A T E S

F O R

D E G R E E S

Associate in Science Kelsey J. Aaserud Danielle J. Anderson Kelly Anderson Makeshia H. Anderson Jerry Bailey CUM LAUDE

Melanie Breslawski Joshua W. Brown Chelsey A. Buckley Tanya Burnett Leanne L. Cardella Alexandra C. Carlson SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Lynne D. Casas MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Lesia M. Chiarmonte Kelly D. Crispino SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Simone Croteau Sabrina Daniels Jolene Danner MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Rachel M. Demanchick Kristen DeVirgilio Eric Dier Wanda Edie Nadine D. Faison Roberta L. Favitta SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Megan Flowers CUM LAUDE

Amber Foehner Ashley E. Gault Kate Geraci Jamie Lee Goff Susan Gottesman Amanda Harvey Joshua Robert Hathaway Shannon M. Howard CUM LAUDE

Amanda Jacobi Monique N. Johnson MAGNA CUM LAUDE

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Samantha D. Keklak Siobhan Loraine Kelly MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Devon Kennedy Holly Ann Kinsey CUM LAUDE

Christina Marie Knapp Courtney Kopper Queen E. LaMar Tara Larkin David K. Lauro Cindy S. Lewandowski MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Marquetta Lovett Morgan Lynn Majewski Jennifer Malvasio Melissa May Andrea Louise Mayer SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Carey Mayo CUM LAUDE

Amethyst R. McCracken Colleen Nicole McGrath Nicole Meyers Steven J. Michlin Heather R. Moore Emily Mroczek Amanda L. Mrzywka Janine Nayda Erin Rene Pask Davette Patton Sarah Perry Sarah J. Phelps MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Christi Rae Pokornowski Michelle A. Raczy Nicholas E. Rand SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Chastity K. Rivera Megan E. Robinson CUM LAUDE

Elizabeth Rockwood Gene A. Rose

Katharine Rott Julie Sanborn CUM LAUDE

Sara V. Savatteri Stephanie R. Schneider Kimberly Seay Kyrsten Alexandra Seil Kelsey M. Senger Mary Smialek Carolyn Smith CUM LAUDE

Jena Kaye Smith CUM LAUDE

Jodi M. Smith MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Tanya M. Smith Erika Anne Specksgoor Andrea N. Spencer SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Michelle A. Stanfield Donald Stevens, Jr. CUM LAUDE

Myles Stubblefield Danielle M. Szalkowski Regyna Taberski SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Brittany L. Tanner Charlene Thomas Katrina M. Thornton SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Megan L. Timmons CUM LAUDE

Michelle Love Turner Pilar C. Velazquez Laura L. Verni Jennifer L. Volpe Latrese C. Walker Lisa B. Weaver Janice Marie Weldon CUM LAUDE

Alicia White Carmen Wingo Marissa A. Wizner Joseph S. Woodell B U F FA L O , N E W Y O R K


C A N D I D A T E S

F O R

D E G R E E S

Bachelor of Business Administration Pamela J. Albanese MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Jason B. Amos Pamela Marie Anczok Kenneth Argona SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Lisa Arnet SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Kathryn Barrett CUM LAUDE

Molly C. Barrett SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Aaron Berger

Joyce Fantauzzo MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Lauren B. Farrar CUM LAUDE

Jason D. Binner

Kathryn Buhler MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Kevin J. Bush CUM LAUDE

Krystal Cacicia SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Lori J. Caprio SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Talisha Colston MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Janice B. Correa CUM LAUDE

Joshua Adam Damico CUM LAUDE

Amy L. Davis CUM LAUDE

Melissa A. Dechert Joseph DiPietro MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Kristina B. Dolinar MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Raelyn Doud CUM LAUDE

Jonathan B. Douglas CUM LAUDE

Jesse Eckam Cassandra Edmonds

CUM LAUDE

Raymond Lyman

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Lori Sacilowski SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Matthew J. Mackiewicz

Matthew Stephen Schlicht

Paulette T. Forte

Janette’ Malaney

Sheila Schostick

Joseph Frank Kimberly Garrett Tina L. Geffers SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Shayan Ghassemi Ashley K. Goff CUM LAUDE

Francis T. Graham Susan L. Gray SUMMA CUM LAUDE

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Lisa M. Briggs

Stephanie Marie Lopez

Rose A. Rozeski

Jennifer A. Fields

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Gregory Bermel

Diane Lidge

Tanya Guralny SUMMA CUM LAUDE

CUM LAUDE

James Martinez SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Costas C. Masourakis SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Jeremy Metzger Barbara G. Miera MAGNA CUM LAUDE

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Jacqueline L. Murray

Michael C. Kempf II Nicholas C. Kempton Derek Michael Knop Scott Krajeski MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Megan Kurtz CUM LAUDE

Christa Lands CUM LAUDE

Tracy Lee Larkins-Hobbs CUM LAUDE

Heather Lasky William Law Sharon Renea Lewis Tracy Lewis Ryan Liddell

Wiley Simmons CUM LAUDE

Mary Margaret Smith Craig Spencer Joyce Studley

Charmayatta Hearse

Manuel Jimenez

CUM LAUDE

Linda Morris Michael Murdie

John R. Horton

Thomas J. Seaner

Joseph Strusienski

Tamikah R. Hatten

Evelyn Holmes

CUM LAUDE

Robinette Moody Rolanda E. Moss

Kelly Hill

Allison A. Schukraft

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

James Militello

Denise N. Harris

Connie J. Helker

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Cydney Szortyka Felicia Thompson Stephen Tomasello SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Eric Leonard Neace MAGNA CUM LAUDE

LorriAnne S. Newman MAGNA CUM LAUDE

David R. Nitsche SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Ana M. Page MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Patrick Parks

Christina Velez-Lopez Thomas Walsh Chanda White MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Andrea Williams Gary Frederick Williams MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Andrew Yaeger

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Erin M. Penner Lori L. Polisoto CUM LAUDE

Celyn Lee Reed SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Rachael Reich CUM LAUDE

Edith Diane Reynolds MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Todd Robins MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Tim Rosenthal

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

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C A N D I D A T E S

F O R

D E G R E E S

Bachelor of Science in Education Nathaniel W. Barnes MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Daniel D. Barrancotta MAGNA CUM LAUDE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Tina F. King MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Michael Kogut CUM LAUDE TRUE, BLUE & GOLD LEADERSHIP

Alexis Bartkowiak

Kristin Leigh Lazewski

Stacie M. Bednarek

Michael Robert Licata

CUM LAUDE

Lindsay Bergman MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Nicole Marie Burr Chelsea Alexandra Buzyniski Amanda Colvin Shauna L. Dembinski Ryan DiVita Andrew J. Godfrey

CUM LAUDE

CUM LAUDE

Marion Michelle Singleton SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Michelle Spencer TRUE, BLUE & GOLD LEADERSHIP

Amanda Lynn Tobin CUM LAUDE

Veronica A. Love

Brian A. Vital

Andrea Meterko

CUM LAUDE

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Jennifer Perry CUM LAUDE

David Pihlblad SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Laura A. Ptak SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Kaitlin J. Hollenbeck

Kaitlyn Ratka

Courtney S. Kerwin

Candace Schlager

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Jordan Schrimmel

Amanda Wagner Kimberly A. Wangler Megan Weixlmann CUM LAUDE

Briana Elise Wozniak Kara L. Wyzykiewicz CUM LAUDE

Michael R. Zeis

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Victoria A. Kindron

Bachelor of Arts Sarah K. Anderson

Jacob L. Linton

Lisa Marie Boneberg

Scott C. Lisinski

Kristen M. Bown

Elmarys J. Maldonado

Ashley N. Brown

Kristen Marciszewski

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Rebecca Marie Centinello MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Rachel Chilson Kathryn R. Corson Joelle DelMonte TRUE, BLUE & GOLD LEADERSHIP

Laura Freeman Mary A. Furman Megan E. George Courtney Lynn Guizzotti Shana L. Henderson Katherine M. Hurley

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Nicole Markovitz

Teresa Schau SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Mary E. Scotland SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Stephanie L. Shufelt MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Thomas Eugene McGrath

Shaunna Lee Szumada

Corinne M. Nasca

Kristen A. Venturoli

CUM LAUDE TRUE, BLUE & GOLD LEADERSHIP

Ashley Marie Perry TRUE, BLUE & GOLD LEADERSHIP

Katharina Christine Plucinski MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Tiffanie M. Prica Christina Radice CUM LAUDE

Samantha A. Reed

MAGNA CUM LAUDE TRUE, BLUE & GOLD LEADERSHIP

Christopher M. Waclawski CUM LAUDE

Winter Whitehead Michele J. Wiepert SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Tawni N. Wiltse Emilee Joanna Yormick CUM LAUDE

MAGNA CUM LAUDE TRUE, BLUE & GOLD LEADERSHIP

B U F FA L O , N E W Y O R K


C A N D I D A T E S

F O R

D E G R E E S

Bachelor of Science Godfred A. Ababio CUM LAUDE

Brittany Anderson

Mark A. Dolby

Katie Hourihan

Lisa M. Messina

Matthew Patrick Dunford

Daniel S. Jackson

Marilyn V. Meyer

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Kim Avery

Robert Emblidge

Melissa A. Baliva

Daniel J. Evans

Katelyn Banko

James Faber MAGNA CUM LAUDE

CUM LAUDE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Amanda James CUM LAUDE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

TRUE, BLUE & GOLD LEADERSHIP

Courtney Miller Kacie J. Mills Amanda L. Minner

David Janker

Christopher M. Moscato

Kaitlyn Bertini

Allison M. Fazzalaro

Nicholas Johnson

Amanda L. Mrzywka

Daniel T. Boquard

Drew H. Fitzpatrick

Jeffrey A. Kasprzyk

Christopher A. Musial

Rachel E. Berkun

Kevin Borden Patrick Michael Bowe, Jr. Melissa Bowman CUM LAUDE

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Sarah C. Flattery Justin P. Foley Sandra Foltyniak CUM LAUDE

Heather Lynn Boyanich Casey M. Briggs Brianna Broad SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Rebecca Franklin Jessica O. Frysz Jeremy Gasiewicz

Falon Broderick

Scott R. Gentner

Ashlea Browning

Bridget Kathleen George

Mark B. Brownyard

Brenna Gerwitz

CUM LAUDE

Katie Elizabeth Bush Nicholas M. Calandra MAGNA CUM LAUDE TRUE, BLUE & GOLD LEADERSHIP

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Mark Girardi CUM LAUDE

David Girts SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Christopher Caldwell

Joseph Glieco

Brandon Carncross

Jordan Gracie

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Robert D. Castor Heather R. Cilano MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Alicia K. Clark

Jeffrey L. Gramlich Alexsandria Gullo Paige D. Gullotti SUMMA CUM LAUDE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Raymond B. Clogston

John M. Haberman

Joseph Coleman

Joseph R. Hartman

Morgan J. Conwell

Peter W. Healy

TRUE, BLUE & GOLD LEADERSHIP

Jeffrey A. Cox Jason Michael Davis

Brandon M. Heitzhaus Heather A. Herriven CUM LAUDE

Daniel P. Kegler Justin Kirkpatrick Kevin Thomas Knospe CUM LAUDE

Amanda N. Nadrowski Nicole Nanula

Jody E. Lang

Paul R. Navarro

CUM LAUDE

Matthew Lanthier CUM LAUDE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Tyler E. Launer MAGNA CUM LAUDE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Michael Osborne Robert Panek Sarah C. Parise CUM LAUDE

Anthony R. Passerino Kyle M. Patterson

David K. Lauro

Suzanne Penn

Jonathan J. Lombardo

Michael Phelps

Brandon M. Lumadue

CUM LAUDE

Megan D. Lumadue CUM LAUDE TRUE, BLUE & GOLD LEADERSHIP

Cody J. Mack CUM LAUDE

Sarah C. Pittorf Christi Rae Pokornowski Erik Prentice Andrew J. Putzak SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Ronald Malicki Cody E. Manning Brittany N. Martin SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Ryan Maxwell MAGNA CUM LAUDE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Erin Quinn Zendy C. Ramos CUM LAUDE

John F. Ranieri, Jr. Eric Richardson Laura P. Robinson

Christopher P. Mazzu

Amee S. Rollins

Courtney R. McCarthy

Cynthia M. Romanowski Kelly S. Rose

Ryan R. Hintz

Ryne A. McCord

Calen P. Dembitsky

Alyssa M. Hoffman

Jasmine J. McCoy

Caitlyn Dobson

Meghan Hornung

Geraldine McDivitt

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Marlene Nadel

Benjamin Hughes Kopp

Korey E. Dekker

CUM LAUDE

SUMMA CUM LAUDE TRUE, BLUE & GOLD LEADERSHIP

Colleen Nicole McGrath

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Kristy A. Rzeszutek CUM LAUDE

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C A N D I D A T E S

F O R

D E G R E E S

Bachelor of Science (continued) Amanda Sahhar MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Lindsey Samland

Eric T. Skibinski

Taryn Amanda-Marie Torriere

Mary Smialek

Julie Sanborn

Darius Sommerville

Eric S. Schnirel

Frank J. Sparacino

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Magen Anne Schuh Ashley Schunk

Andrea N. Spencer SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Emily Rachel Stahl

Kelsey M. Senger

Stephanie Straka

Gina M. Serra

Tamara T. Sutcliffe

CUM LAUDE

Kathryn Tammaro

John P. Siefert II

Luke A. Thies

Cara J. Simonian

James E. Thomas

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MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Dante Tuzzolino Adam VanHouten Renee C. Wanca Brittany M. Watkins CUM LAUDE

TRUE, BLUE & GOLD LEADERSHIP

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Daniel Tomaka

Sonia Sloan

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Department Academic Awards

Jeffrey Michael Sinicki

Jenna A. Watkins MAGNA CUM LAUDE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Jeremy R. Wild CUM LAUDE

Steven Gregory Zaepfel Patrick Z. Zelko

U N D E R G R A D U A T E

C L A S S

Accounting (B.S.)

Paige D. Gulotti

Biology (B.S.)

Heather R. Cilano

Business (A.S.)

Roberta L. Favitta

Business Administration (B.S.)

Nicholas M. Calandra

Business Administration (B.B.A)

Rose A. Rozeski

Communication (B.S.)

Brenna Gerwitz

Criminal Justice (B.S.)

Lindsey Samland

Education: Adolescent (B.S.Ed.)

David Pihlblad

Education: Childhood (B.S.Ed.)

Nathaniel W. Barnes

English (B.A.)

Katharina Christine Plucinski

Psychology (B.A.)

Mary E. Scotland

Sport Management (B.S.)

David Girts

Veterinary Technology (A.S.)

Siobhan Loraine Kelly

Veterinary Technology (B.S.)

Andrea N. Spencer

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C L A S S

Lois Marie Gibbs

Undergraduate Ceremony Speaker

Executive Director, Center for Health, Environment & Justice Lois Marie Gibbs founded the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) in 1981, and currently serves as its executive director. This national organization educates communities around the world about toxic chemicals and children’s unique vulnerability to environmental exposures. The CHEJ has assisted over 10,000 grassroots groups with organizational efforts, as well as technical and general information nationwide. In spring 1978, Gibbs discovered that her child was attending an elementary school built on top of a 20,000 ton, toxic chemical dump in Niagara Falls, N.Y. After organizing neighbors into the Love Canal Homeowners Association, she struggled for more than two years to relocate the families of Love Canal. In October 1980, President Jimmy Carter delivered an Emergency Declaration, which moved 900 families from this hazardous area and signified victory for the grassroots community. Understanding that the toxic waste crisis went far beyond her backyard, she became determined to support these grassroots efforts. As the author of Love Canal: The Story Continues, Gibbs brings the Love Canal story up-todate and discusses the issues society continues to face with chemical exposure. CHEJ has convened several nationwide coalitions of grassroots groups to implement collaborative strategies around persistent toxic chemicals like dioxin, children’s environmental health and the precautionary principle. Gibbs has been recognized extensively for her critical role in the grassroots environmental justice movement. She has spoken at numerous conferences and has been featured in hundreds of newspaper articles, magazines, and textbooks. She is the recipient of the 1990 Goldman Environmental Prize, Outside Magazine’s “Top Ten Who Made a Difference Honor Roll” in 1991, the 1998 Heinz Award, the 1999 John Gardner Leadership Award from the Independent Sector, and in 2003, she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She has received an honorary Ph.D. from the State University of New York College at Cortland and another from Haverford College. She currently lives in Virginia with her family.

Latin Honors Latin Honors indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree is earned. Medaille College awards three types of Latin honors. In order of increasing honor, they are: CUM LAUDE

3.50 – 3.69 cumulative average

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

3.70 – 3.89 cumulative average

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

3.90 – 4.00 cumulative average

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CANADIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM

AMERICAN NATIONAL ANTHEM

O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command.

Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?

With glowing hearts we see thee rise The True North strong and free:

Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?

From far and wide, O Canada, We stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada! We stand on guard for thee.

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And the rockets’ red glare the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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2011

COMMENCEMENT

The Academic Procession The academic procession of today’s Commencement exercises is made up of candidates for degrees, members of the faculty, members of the Board of Trustees, and members of the platform party marching in that order. After the ceremony, the order of the march is reversed. The order of march is in accordance with academic protocol which was established centuries ago when academic ceremonies were predominately directed by the clergy. In keeping with the familiar order of the religious procession, the younger and newer groups precede the older, and the place of highest honor is at the end of the procession.

Academic Symbolism

The Tradition of Academic Regalia The pageantry, tradition, and ritual of college and university commencement ceremonies in the United States originated more than 800 years ago in the medieval universities of Europe. The first academic degree recorded was conferred by the University of Bologna (Italy) in the middle of the twelfth century. The practice of conferring degrees spread from Bologna to other European universities such as the University of Paris, and then to Oxford and Cambridge. Medieval institutions of higher learning were traditionally administered by monastic orders, and students as well as their instructors wore the habits of monks to protect themselves from the cold of drafty rooms and corridors. In 1321, the University of Coimbra (Portugal) required all bachelors, masters, and doctors of theology to wear monastic gowns—the first such injunction recorded. Originally, the hood worn by those holding master’s degrees and doctorates was a head covering, the monk’s tippet. When caps came into fashion in the fifteenth century the hoods were draped down and back and ornamented with silk or velvet linings. On May 16, 1895, a delegation of representatives from various institutions convened at Columbia University to consider the question of academic attire in the United States. The deliberations of the conference resulted in the formulation of a unified system of academic apparel consisting of gowns, hoods, and caps to be worn by the graduates of any institution of higher learning in the United States. Adherence to this intercollegiate code of academic costume was voluntary; however, virtually all institutions with the exception of Harvard University and six others adopted it. The Intercollegiate Code specified that all graduates would wear black gowns, the pattern of which would vary according to the degree. Colored accessories were permitted to represent a particular degree or institution. Undergraduates were required to wear a severe, unornamented black robe with long pointed sleeves, an Oxford mortarboard cap, and a black tassel. The greatest degree of symbolism was represented by the hood which signified not only the degree of the graduate but also the institution from which it was conferred. The hoods were bordered in the appropriate faculty colors to designate the specified academic discipline of the graduate and linked with the official colors of the institution. In keeping with long established traditions, graduates of Medaille College continue to wear black robes with an Oxford mortarboard cap and black tassel.

The Mace Bearer The Mace Bearer carries a mace in the procession immediately preceding the President both entering and leaving the ceremony. The office of the Mace Bearer is purely ceremonial, and derives from the medieval times in England when an official such as the Lord of the Admiralty or the Chief Justice of the Court of Assizes, was taking office or opening his court and needed a bodyguard. Then the mace, a formidable weapon, was held ready to protect the person of the dignitary. From the sixteenth century in England and since colonial days in America, it has become a symbol of office only, and is carried by a distinguished member of the faculty.

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