Annual Report 2016-2017 - 16
16 Buffalo State College 2016-2017 Annual Report
Seniors Study Abroad Thanks to
Buffalo State seniors Mckenzie Crawford and
India Summers received the Benjamin A. Gilman
International Scholarship to study overseas during
the fall 2016 semester. Crawford, a computer
information systems major, pursued technology
at Maynooth University in Ireland, while Summers,
a fashion and textile technology major, studied
photography at Mahidol University International
College in Thailand. They were among just 12
students SUNY-wide to receive the highly
competitive scholarship. As recipients of the
$5,000 award, both students were required to
conduct service projects encouraging others to
consider studying abroad.
Nancy Larson Foundation
Buffalo State senior Nailah Shah-Taylor was one
of just five preservice teachers from across the
country to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the
Nancy Larson Foundation for college students
studying to become elementary teachers.
Shah-Taylor was recognized for her inspiring
personal narrative, excellent academic record,
and spirit of community service. She is majoring in
childhood education with a mathematics extension
and intends to earn a master's degree and work
as an education leader focusing on promoting a
Generations of Burchfields: Works from the Schoene
Collection, at the Kenan Center in Lockport, New
York, in May 2017. Held in conjunction with the
institution's 50th anniversary celebration, the
show featured 83 watercolors, drawings, studies,
wallpaper, and doodles created by American
watercolorist Charles E. Burchfield; his daughters,
Catherine Burchfield Parker and Martha Burchfield
Richter; and his granddaughter, Peggy Richter
Haug. Schoene was particularly captivated by
Burchfield's daughter Martha, an award-winning
artist and one of the seven founders of the original
Charles Burchfield Center at Buffalo State. The
exhibition was Schoene's master's project.
18 Buffalo State Junior Honored as
2017 Newman Civic Fellow.
Buffalo State junior Ada Garcia-Poll was named a
2017 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact,
a nonprofit organization working to advance the
public purposes of higher education, in April.
Garcia-Poll has served as a site leader for the
Alternative Spring Break program in Detroit,
Michigan; as a volunteer with "Say Yes Syracuse"
and the college's annual Bengals Dare to Care Day;
and as a tutor for urban youth through the XCEL
program. Newman Civic Fellows take part in a
one-year experience emphasizing personal,
Graduate Student Spotlights Work
by Martha Burchfield.
Louise Simon Schoene, a graduate student enrolled
in Buffalo State's public relations program, organized
a major exhibition of Burchfield family art, Three
professional, and civic growth that includes a
national conference in partnership with the Edward
M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.
The fellowship also provides access to exclusive
scholarship and postgraduate opportunities.