The sixth annual Buffalo State Challenge Awards Luncheon will be hosted in the Campbell Student Union Social Hall. The event will recognize the positive outcomes of participating high school students from the preceding school year. Honorees will be recognized in the categories of “Persistence,” “Honorable Progress,” “Outstanding Achievement,” “Aim High Superstar,” and “Student of the Year." The awards luncheon brings families together as attendees include parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and siblings of the honorees.
Once again this year, U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins, (26th District), will be keynote speaker. Higgins is a distinguished alumnus of SUNY Buffalo State.
The Buffalo State Challenge Program is an early outreach initiative designed to cultivate a “college-going” awareness among students in Buffalo’s public schools, beginning in the ninth grade. The program is currently a partnership between the college and McKinley High School of the Buffalo Public Schools.
To date, the Challenge has served over 200 area high students with some very impressive outcomes.
The annual awards luncheon is offered through the Admissions Office, and is supported by the following departments on campus: Enrollment Management; Student Affairs; the President’s Office; the Alumni Association Office; the Dean of Students; CEURE (Center for Excellence for Urban and Rural Education); Upward Bound; and STEP (Science Technology Entry Program) among others.
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