As we begin the 2013-2014 academic year, be sure to check this space regularly to follow the accomplishments of our students.

To view previous year's accomplishments, please visit "Partnership Highlights."


EER Students and Faculty Mentors Receive 2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Awards

EER major Crystal Holmes, mentored by Dr. Kim Truesdell, and MAT 7-12 major Melissa Heidenreich, mentored by Dr. Jevon Hunter, have been selected to receive 2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program awards.  The students and their mentors will be celebrated at the17th Annual Research Recognition Reception on Monday, April 28, 2014.


EER Students Support Chilean Vistors

On behalf of the Department of Elementary Education and Reading as well as the SUNY Buffalo State Professional Development Schools Consortium, we would like to thank the following teacher candidates for their time and support of the student teacher, Danella Hernández, and professor, Andrea Barnier, who visited this February 2014 from Universidad Mayor in Santiago, Chile.  Teacher candidate input strengthened their understanding of teacher education in Western New York and the impact our PDS makes on the program and our school partners.

Wafa Ahmed, Zelaina Rodriguez, Haley Palmateer, Stacy Erokwu, Tyler Lago, Joannelly Fermin, Shannan Lafferty, Morgan Brown, Mary Lelonek,

Greg McClure, Daniel Klein, Amy Marciniak, Maddie Otero, Danielle Jaroscz, Rich Hoey, Kaitlyn Gardner, Jonathan Coder, Jasmine Davis,

Crystal Holmes-Smith, Anna Morton


Congratulations, Spring 2014 Robert L. Elmes Jr. Memorial Scholarship Winner, EER Student Carolyne Szpaicher

We congratulate Carolyne Szpaicher, a repeat dependent Elmes Scholarship recipient majoring in Childhood Education 1-6, 7-9 Mathematics extension.


EER Students Recognized at Student Services Support Recognition Ceremony

On February 7, 2014, the following students were recognized f by the Student Support Services Office or their academic excellence: 

  Karen Le – 3.46 GPA – Childhood Education

Charise Hunter Bell – 3.2 GPA – Early Childhood Education

Jessica Noble – 3.12 GPA – Early Childhood Education

The Student Services Support office provide services (academic advisement, tutoring, personal/professional counseling, skills training, and more) to all program student participants (first-generation, economically disadvantaged, and disabled college-bound students). 


Buffalo State Graduate News

Margaret Henry, recent Buffalo State graduate, is working as a teacher in Rochester.  Her students recently published a book!  


Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges

Congratulations to Danielle Jarosz, Richard Hoey, and Maddie Otero for receiving Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges recognition! They will be celebrated with other Buffalo State students at a Leadership Ceremony on April 24th, 4:00 p.m., at the Burchfield Penney.  


EER Major Samantha Parente

Buffalo State’s Samantha Parente was named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week after helping the Bengals extend their winning streak to 10 matches, one shy of a school record. 


EER Majors Hurd and Jacobs

Two Buffalo State students made a difference to kids at Neighborhood House in Auburn, New York, according to the Auburn Citizen.  Adam Hurd and David Jacobs are both Bengal football players who are majoring in elementary education.

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