Black Knights’ spirits at the annual Fire Prevention Week

A little rain didn’t dampen Black Knights’ spirits at the annual Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4-10, 2020) observance at Silver Creek Elementary School. Firetrucks, emergency vehicles and first-responders from Silver Creek, Irving, Sunset Bay, Sheridan, and the Seneca Nation descended on campus Wednesday (Oct. 7, 2020) to impart valuable safety lessons to the youngsters. “The display of fire apparatus, firemen and firewomen teaching our elementary students in classrooms, providing tours of the fire apparatus, and driving student coloring contest winners to school with lights and sirens was nothing short of impressive,” says district Superintendent Todd… Read More

Genesee Community College Offers Fast-Paced 7-Week Classes Starting October 26

BATAVIA, NY (10/08/2020) In just a few weeks, on Monday, October 26, 2020 faculty at Genesee Community College will start seven-week session classes; the last session of the Fall 2020 semester. These hand-selected courses cover all of the content included in a full semester-long course over a drastically accelerated timeline and delivered through completely remote and online modalities. The courses offered during this unique session are designed to help students to meet their gen eral education and program course requirements on time or ahead of schedule. For added convenience and in conjunction… Read More

Genesee Community College Offers Fall Virtual Open Houses

BATAVIA, NY What: Genesee Community College Offers Fall Virtual Open Houses When:  Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Where: Register to Attend at: Who: Anyone interested in attending GCC! Background: Genesee Community College will host two virtual Open House events this fall for students and families to learn all about what the College has to offer! The first event will take place online from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020 where participants will be able to listen to and watch… Read More

Fredonia extends UB medical school connection; eight graduates entering health professional schools

For the first time, a graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia will be enrolled in four consecutive classes at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. In total, eight Fredonia graduates have been accepted and began attending health professional schools this summer or fall. Laurel Finson, of Lakewood (’20, B.S., Biology, minors in Chemistry and Public Health), is continuing the long blue pipeline to the UB medical school. Her predecessors include Lily Dixon and Kevin Nickerson (second year), Mam Deng (third year)… Read More

SUNY Fredonia research team awarded $50,000 NSF grant to advance Flight Data Tracker system

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to a research team at the State University of New York at Fredonia that may lead to widespread use of their revolutionary Flight Data Tracker to better monitor and track airline flights and potentially save lives. An Innovation-Corps (I-Corps) grant will allow the Fredonia team, ZubAir Data LLC, to participate in an intensive seven-week innovation and entrepreneurship training program. Team members will interview 100 industry leaders to test their hypotheses about the effect, marketability and need for their innovative tracking system, according to… Read More

Local Students Named to Edinboro University Spring 2020 Dean’s List

EDINBORO, PA (08/12/2020)– Nearly 1,200 students were named to the spring 2020 Dean’s List at Edinboro University. The following local students achieved Dean’s List honors: Madison N Gross of Westfield, NY 14787 Rachel A Hanes of Westfield, NY 14787 Bailey S Summerville of Westfield, NY 14787 Julia Elizabeth Hill of Dunkirk, NY 14048   In order to attain this highly regarded academic honor, students must maintain a quality point average of 3.4 or higher, complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit and receive no grade lower than a C in… Read More

Local Student and University Announcements

Youngstown State University students named to Dean’s List YOUNGSTOWN, OH — Youngstown State University students have been named to the Dean’s List for Spring Semester 2020. Local students being recognized include: Jonathan Wilson, Civil Engineering major of Westfield (14787) Megan Levan, Theatre Studies major of Dunkirk (14048) Youngstown State University is a comprehensive urban research university that offers nearly 13,000 students more than 135 undergraduate and graduate programs backed by a strong tradition of teaching, scholarship and public service. As a major educational and economic development resource in the region, YSU is known… Read More

Pine Valley Delivers Farmers to Families Food Boxes

SOUTH DAYTON – Families in the Pine Valley Central School District are enjoying free, fresh, and locally-sourced produce delivered right to their doors. Each week, families receive boxes filled with healthy fruits and vegetables as part of the USDA Farmers to Families program, thanks to James Desiderio, Inc. The program was created to help provide healthy food for those in need and sustain farmers and food suppliers during the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is a wonderful opportunity to help the farmers and families in our community,” says Teaching Assistant Candice Campbell. “Fresh produce… Read More

College News

William Piper of Fredonia, graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University. More than 5,000 students graduated with bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degrees from Ohio University for spring semester 2020. The graduates represented many areas of the United States and an abundance of countries, including: Canada, Ecuador, China, Ghana, India and Japan. Jeffrey Plaister, Fredonia, N.Y., has been named to the President’s Honor Roll for the Spring 2020 semester at Bismarck State College. “African American educator W. E. B. Dubois wrote, ‘Strive for that greatness of spirit that measures life not… Read More

Zoya Katta Named to Elmira College Dean’s List for Winter 2020 Term

ELMIRA, NY — Zoya Katta, of Fredonia, NY, has been named to the Elmira College Dean’s List for the Winter 2020 Term. Full-time undergraduate students registered for at least 12 computable credit hours and earning a term grade point average of 3.6 or higher at the end of Term I or Term II are placed on the Dean’s List at the College. Founded in 1855, Elmira College is a private, residential, liberal arts college offering 30-plus majors, an honors program, 17 academic honor societies, and 20 Division III varsity teams. Located in… Read More