History is, of course, the study of the past; however, at Fredonia students do history by conducting original research, analyzing sources, developing arguments, and communicating their findings. These skills have value in every professional field and Fredonia History majors find that their ability to manage and interpret information and to write and speak clearly and persuasively serve them well in careers in areas ranging from the law, public policy, and museum administration to the private sector.

Check out what some of our alumni are up to:

Nik Fattey, '02

Vice President and Director of Hockey,

Spencer Morgan, '08

Director of Development & Marketing, Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Former Curator, Steel Plant Museum of Western New York, Buffalo, NY

Author, Western New York Steel (2014)

Pete Szynski, '08

Health Homes Care Coordinator,
Family Health Medical, Jamestown, NY

Richie Catalano, '09

Social Studies Education Teacher, Shenzhen, People's Republic of China

Hofstra Law School, 2014

Samantha Vaughn, '11

Student Affairs Coordinator,
University of New Haven, Prato Campus, Italy

Kristen Barr (nee Schroeder), '11

HR & Payroll Manager
Lake Beverage Corporation, Rochester, NY

Empire State College, 2015

Richard Rogers, '12

SUNY Buffalo Law School
Masters in Urban Planning

Jordan Nicholson, '13

WNY Deputy Regional Director,
Office of U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer

Dorena Johnson, '13

7th Grade Special Education Teacher
Manhattan, NYC

Ken Olsen, '14

Research Specialist, The Walt Disney Company
Orlando, Florida

History Department Office

E332 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3277
(716) 673-3332 fax