Annual Report 2015-2016 - 8
Buffalo State Announces Four-Year
Campus Child Care Center Celebrates 40th Anniversary.
President Katherine Conway-Turner introduced a new
State Child Care Center in November 2015 with a
completion initiative in December 2015, Roar in 4, which
celebratory brunch. The center opened in 1975 in the
guarantees that incoming full-time freshmen will be able
basement of Bishop Hall with just 10 children. Its current
to take the courses they need to complete a bachelor's
location in Buckham Hall opened in 1996 and soon reached
degree within four years. If a major course is not available
capacity with 82 children. A mix of students, faculty, and
during a student's fourth year of attendance-and the
staff members rely on the nationally accredited center to
student has met all aspects of the Roar in 4 pledge-
provide developmentally appropriate and compassionate
Buffalo State will cover tuition of the course the following
care for their children, from infants to 4-year-olds.
academic year, or make accommodations to complete the
The college recognized the 40th anniversary of the Buffalo
course in the fourth year through independent study,
05 College Signs City of Buffalo Opportunity Pledge.
course by contract, or substitution with a comparable
President Katherine Conway-Turner welcomed Mayor
course as determined by the major department.
Byron Brown, '83, to campus in October 2015 to
celebrate the college's support of the City of Buffalo
Buffalo State Launches Alumni Legacy Scholarship.
President Katherine Conway-Turner unveiled the Bengal
Pride Scholarship program in January 2016. The program
will provide up to 10 scholarships of $7,500 annually
to children of alumni living outside of New York State,
Opportunity Pledge. The college joins a group of more
than 145 organizations that have signed the Opportunity
Pledge, which encourages area businesses, residents, and
organizations to commit to building a culture of inclusion
and equality in the City of Buffalo.
effectively lowering tuition for recipients to in-state levels.
The scholarships will be available starting in spring 2017.
04 Great Lakes Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary.
The Great Lakes Center celebrated its 50th anniversary in
Buffalo State Earns 'Best Bang for the
Buck College' Honor.
April 2016, marking half a century of contributions to the
Washington Monthly magazine ranked Buffalo State
scientiﬁc study of Lake Erie, its tributaries, and ecology.
28th in the "Best Bang for the Buck Colleges in the
The center is currently involved in $9.2 million worth of
Northeast" category (out of 402 institutions) in the
funded projects, with $4.8 million designated for Buffalo
magazine's 2015 ratings released in August. Buffalo State
State. In addition, the center's popular graduate programs,
is the highest-ranked four-year college in Western New
including the professional science master's program, are
York on the Best Bang list, which rates colleges that are
attracting students from outside Western New York.
doing the best job of helping students attain marketable
| 2015-2016 Annual Report