The Investiture Ceremony


Listen to samples of some of the music to be used in the ceremony, courtesy of

Carillon de Westminster
by Lous Vierne
to be performed by Brian A. Bogey, Class of 1969, Organist

Procession of the Nobles
by Rimsky-Korsakov
Processional to be performed by the Fredonia Wind Ensemble, Paula Holcomb, Conductor



The Road Home
arr. S. Paulus
Musical Interlude to be performed by the Fredonia Chamber Choir, Gerald Gray, Conductor





Crown Imperial
by William Walton
Recessional to be performed by the Fredonia Wind Ensemble



Investiture Ceremony

Dr. Virginia S. Horvath will be installed as President of Fredonia on September 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. in King Concert Hall at Fredonia.

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Investiture Speakers

In addition to the formal installation which will be conducted by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, and Dr. Horvath's Inaugural Address, the Inauguration Planning Committee is pleased to announce the following ceremony participants:

Monica J. White, Class of 1994
Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs

Nathan P. Kropp
Director, Fredonia Newman Center

Welcome and Greetings from the College Council
Frank A. Pagano, Chair, Fredonia College Council

Greetings to the President
On behalf of the SUNY Board of Trustees
Eunice A. Lewin, Trustee, State University of New York

On behalf of the Alumni
Greg Gibbs, Class of 1971
President, Fredonia Alumni Association Board of Directors

On behalf of Donors and Friends
Debra Horn Stachura, Class of 1975
Chair, Fredonia College Foundation Board of Directors

On behalf of the Business Community
Todd J. Tranum, Class of 1994
President and CEO
Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce

On behalf of the Faculty and Staff
James Hurtgen
Distinguished Teaching Professor of Political Science

On behalf of the Students
Jordan Nicholson, Class of 2013
President, Fredonia Student Association

On behalf of Dr. Horvath's Family
Emily Davey
Dr. Horvath's daughter

The Rev. Theresa A. Kime
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua

Mrs. Denise Szalkowski
Assistant to the President
Phone: (716) 673-3456

Dr. Virginia Schaefer Horvath, President

138 Fenton Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3456