Approximately 1,300 students crossed the stage in Steele Hall on the SUNY Fredonia University Campus Saturday, as President Dennis L. Hefner conferred Fredonia's 2009 undergraduate and graduate degree candidates amid cheers of celebration and accomplishment.
MAYVILLE - At the invitation of Senator Catharine Young, the state Senate Education Committee Chairman visited a potential regional high school site at Chautauqua Lake Central School Thursday.
Senator John Flanagan, whose committee has jurisdiction over Senator Young’s regional high school legislation, traveled from Suffolk County on Long Island to meet with local teachers, school board members and administrators.
“Senator Flanagan is a recognized leader and education policy expert. He has been very supportive of innovative ideas to help students succeed, and his willingness to journey 460 miles from the other end of the state to listen firsthand is outstanding,” Senator Young said.
ALBANY – State Senator Catharine M. Young (R,C,I-Olean) is helping spearhead an effort with other Senators who represent upstate districts, asking Governor Andrew Cuomo to give rural schools extra consideration in the upcoming state budget.
The Governor will release his 2012-13 Executive Budget proposal on January 17.
Senator Young joined 14 of her colleagues in signing the formal letter, requesting a significant boost to rural school aid.
ALBANY – Schools in the 57th Senate District will be boosted with increases totaling nearly $22.2 million, or an average 4.37 percent, in additional aid from the state, announced Senator Catharine Young, (R,C,I-Olean).
Statewide, total education aid is increased by $805 million over last year in the state budget. The 45 schools in the 57th Senate District, which includes all of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and half of Livingston counties, will receive more than half a billion dollars, totaling $530,802,964 in state assistance.
Senator Catharine Young presented New York State Youth Leadership Awards to students throughout her district. Students who received recognition include:· Khadijah Bagais, Pine Valley High School· Samantha VanEtten, Wellsville High School· Cody Rater, Ripley Central School· Sierra Tessmer, Ripley Central School· Shawn Epps, Fredonia High School· Thomas Z. Wissman, Cassadaga Valley Central School· Richelle L. Dalaba, Cassadaga Valley Central School
At a ribbon cutting for Alfred State College’s new Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, Senator Young was joined by Dr. Terry Tucker, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Congressman Tom Reed, Eunice Lewin, a member of the SUNY Board of Trustees, Dr. John M. Anderson, the President of Alfred State, Patricia Fogarty, the Chair of the Alfred State College Council and Wallace “Pete” MacDonald, a Retired Professor.
Dr. John M. Anderson, the President of Alfred State, and Senator Young spread mortar on the edges of the date stone to be set in the corner of the new Student Leadership Center at Alfred State College. Patricia Fogarty, a member of the Alfred State College Council, joined them for the ceremony.
Video from the May 17, 2012 Regional High School Roundtable discussion that took place at Jamestown Community College. Students, parents, teachers, school administrators, elected officials and others participated in the event.