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degrees at affordable prices. Nationally Buffalo State
ranked 95 out of 673 institutions overall in the master's
Buffalo State Receives 'INSIGHT Into
For the third straight year, Buffalo State received the
Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED)
award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the
06 Brasons Support Art Conservation Studio.
Buffalo State's Art Conservation Department has two
paintings conservation studios in Rockwell Hall with ample
room to conserve a variety of paintings, large and small.
One of the studios was named the Todd W. and Kimberley
S. Brason Painting Conservation Studio to honor the
Brasons and their support of the program. Todd W.
Brason, '85, president and CEO of Wells Tudor LLC,
is a member of the Buffalo State College Council.
oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher
education. The national award recognizes U.S. colleges
Student Giving Brings New Energy to Buffalo State.
and universities that demonstrate outstanding efforts
The Student Philanthropy Council (SPC) partnered
with advancement organizations around the world in
celebration of the Council for Advancement and Support
of Education's fourth annual Student Engagement and
Philanthropy Month in February 2016. The SPC organized
activities to engage peers in higher education philanthropy,
including sending thank-you notes to more than 2,000
donors, staffing tables in the Campbell Student Union to
allow students to share what they love about Buffalo
State, and partnering with the Class of 2018 to inspire
and success in diversity and inclusion. Buffalo State was
featured along with 91 other recipients in the magazine's
November 2015 issue.
Transformative Experiences Inspire
Michele Fairchild Marko, '72, and her husband,
Tedy B. Marko, announced two substantial gifts to
the college in July 2016. Their $1.5 million gift to
Mellon Foundation Grant Funds Collaborative Project.
the International Center for Studies in Creativity
Buffalo State College received a $46,500 planning
grant in January 2016 from the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation to support the Art Conservation Department's endeavors in library and archives conservation
education. The one-year grant will fund the development
and coordination of a ﬁve-year plan for a cooperative
project with two other art conservation graduate programs
in the United States-the Conservation Center of the
Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and the
will enable the center to establish an endowed chair.
This is one of the largest individual gifts ever made
to the college. In addition, the Markos' planned gift
of $650,000 to the Siena Program, the oldest
study-abroad program in the SUNY system, will offer
future Buffalo State students the same transformative
study-abroad experience that Fairchild Marko had
when she traveled to Siena as a student.
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