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02 College Dedicates Horace Mann Quad.
03 College Celebrates 144th Commencement,
President Katherine Conway-Turner hosted a ceremony
Distinguished Alumni Awards Given
in October 2015 to formally dedicate the Horace Mann
Buffalo State College conferred degrees on 1,938
Quad (formerly Rockwell Quad) on the east side of the
undergraduate and 489 graduate students during its
Savage Theater and Communication Building. Adorned
144th Commencement celebration on May 14, 2016,
with a new sculpture and garden, the quad is named in
in the Sports Arena. Devan Brady, Leanna Kalinowski,
honor of Horace "Hank" Mann, SUNY Distinguished
Elizabeth Malinowksi, Saša Vann (undergraduate
Service Professor Emeritus of Exceptional Education,
students), Kenise Adams, and Ashley Weselak (graduate
the beloved educator who passed away in 2010 after
students) were honored with the SUNY Chancellor's
teaching at Buffalo State for more than 40 years. Mann
Award for Student Excellence. Kyle Bradstreet, '02, '04,
gave more than $7 million to Buffalo State, making him
the college's largest individual donor. The commemorative
sculpture honoring Mann was created by Kevin Eichner,
'92, artist-in-residence and executive director of the
Moncure Museum of Art in North Carolina.
writer and producer of Mr. Robot, received the Young
Alumnus Achievement Award and delivered the
Commencement address at the morning and afternoon
undergraduate ceremonies. Catherine F. Collins, '75, New
York State regent, received the Distinguished Alumnus
Award and delivered the Commencement address at the
Buffalo State College Foundation Names
New Chair, Members.
evening graduate ceremony. A Distinguished Alumnus
Gerald L. Cornish, '90, managing director of wealth
Cywinski, '87, orthopedic physician.
Award was granted at the afternoon ceremony to David J.
management for the Cornish Group of Merrill Lynch,
was named 2016-2017 chair of the Buffalo State
College Foundation Inc. Board of Directors in March.
Davis Receives SUNY Honorary Doctorate.
In addition, four new members were added to the
Madeline D. Davis, a noted gay rights activist, author,
foundation board: Jonathan "Jon" J. Amoia, partner
actor, and musician, received a SUNY Honorary
and director with Sandhill Investment Management;
Doctor of Humane Letters during Buffalo State's 144th
Anne K. Constantino, '80, president and chief executive
Commencement celebration in May 2016. Davis is a
officer of Horizon Health Services; Daniel O. Proto, '70,
founding member of the Mattachine Society of the
a dentist practicing rehabilitative and restorative dentistry
Niagara Frontier, the ﬁrst gay rights organization in
for patients in Western New York and Northwestern
Western New York, and has been an integral force in the
Pennsylvania; and Kenneth J. Sodaro, '85, senior vice
LGBT community for more than four decades through
president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for
her civic engagement, scholarly and artistic activities,
HealthNow New York Inc.
and political and social activism.
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