OLEAN – “There is no more urgent need than to grow the economy, and create jobs to get people back to work and have career opportunities so our youth don't have to leave after they graduate. SUNY 2020 fuels an economic engine that will help turn our state around. We will be better able to compete in the global marketplace through technology and innovation while keeping SUNY tuition rational and affordable,” said Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).
Senator Young joined students and university officials at a ribbon cutting event for the brand new Blue Devil Fitness Center at SUNY Fredonia.
The gorgeous fitness center is 9,000 square feet and features a rock climbing wall, all new cardiovascular training machines, including treadmills and stationary bicycles, and many different types of weight lifting machines and equipment. In the short time it has been open, it has already become a hub of campus activity and is a welcome addition to the school.
Pictured are Greg Prechtl (Director of Athletics), Virginia Horvath (SUNY Fredonia President), Erin Dorozynski (Student Association President), Senator Cathy Young and Assemblyman Andy Goodell.
Senator Young recently stopped by a Good-bye Reception for Dr. John Anderson, Alfred State President, and his wife, Vivien. Back in December, President Anderson announced that he would be stepping down this spring after holding the position since 2008.
He truly was a visionary and led the school through a period of great successes. Senator Young worked closely with him on several major projects, including the Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, Physical and Health Sciences building and Student Leadership Center. President Anderson’s outstanding leadership, creativity and innovation have benefitted the college and the region, and he will be sorely missed.
Senator Young was the guest speaker at this year’s St. Bonaventure ROTC Military Ball. Pictured here with Lieutenant Colonel Michael Bianchi, Master Sergeant Steven Stites and the ROTC students, Senator Young spoke about the values and life lessons she learned during her time at St. Bonaventure University. While the ROTC program is administered at St. Bonaventure, students from Houghton College and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford also participate.
Not only does the ROTC program provide tremendous leadership opportunities and a military training, but it is one of the main pathways to becoming a U.S. Army officer. In fact, St. Bonaventure University has produced more than 700 lieutenants for America's Army.
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