Fredonia publicly launches its largest comprehensive campaign on Homecoming 2017 weekend

Michael MarlettaThe kickoff of the public phase of the campaign, titled “Nurturing Innovation: The Campaign for Fredonia,” took place in front of hundreds of guests during the annual Homecoming Excellence Gala Dinner Oct. 20, 2017 in the Williams Center on the Fredonia campus.

The goal of the campaign is to raise $20 million over the next three years. Fredonia has raised more than $14 million in gifts and pledges as part of the campaign’s “silent phase,” which began in 2014.

Fredonia has launched a new website at fredonia.edu/nurture to share the stories related this campaign.

Making big waves in radio: Fredonia Radio Systems crowned top collegiate station in U.S.

Noah MaciejewskiIn the vast college radio universe, Fredonia Radio Systems is a relatively small player, a low-power outlet run entirely by students. But that doesn’t mean SUNY’s oldest radio station can’t compete at the national level with larger, well-heeled collegiate broadcasters.

And be recognized, no less, as the “Best College Station in the Nation” in 2017.

A Slam Dunk Career: Gail Hunter, ’81, leads community engagement for the Golden State Warriors

“Work hard, really hard — practice is vital to success. Be a strong leader by how you present yourself as well as how you compete.” 

That sage coaching advice propelled Gail Hunter to a stellar athletic career at the State University of New York at Fredonia more than three decades ago, and it no doubt figured into a career trajectory that has placed her into the executive ranks of one of the National Basketball Association’s most prominent modern franchises.

Rockefeller ready for its close-up

A new era begins in the fine and performing arts at Fredonia

Not since the Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center opened more than four decades ago has Fredonia unveiled such a bold statement that strengthens how the visual and performing arts are taught and experienced in Western New York. With an addition that creates approximately 40,000 square feet of functional space and renovation of a majority of the original complex, the first major upgrade of Rockefeller will greatly enhance Fredonia’s arts programs that have thrived and, in some cases, outgrown their existing spaces.

Lasting Impressions: Naming opportunities announced for Rockefeller Arts Center addition/renovation

The Fredonia College Foundation has designated more than 70 individual spaces to raise funds to support ongoing needs in our diverse arts programs that cannot be met through Fredonia’s state-appropriated funds — which now comprise less than 12 percent of the campus’ consolidated operating budget.