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EOP Honors Convocation: May 5

EOP Honors Convocation: May 5

Posted: April 29, 2016

The Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) will celebrate the outstanding academic performance of its students at the annual Honors Convocation on Thursday, May 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall. The theme of the 49th annual event is “Imagine, Believe, Achieve: #BecauseofBuffaloStateEOP, My Dreams Are Now a Reality.”

EOP started at Buffalo State in 1967 to give promising students from low-income families a chance to attend college. The program is dedicated to providing support and assistance to those students who are capable of succeeding in a college setting but have limited preparation or resources. Prospective students who meet the criteria for EOP can apply for the program as a part of the regular Buffalo State application.

The convocation program will begin with a musical tribute by local musician Drea D’Nur in honor of Bradley Doyley and Eddie Hernandez, EOP students who passed away this semester.

A Distinguished Alumnus Award will be presented to Gregory Mott (at left), ’95, ’97, ’01. Principal of the William J. Grabiarz School of Excellence in Buffalo, Mott oversees two sites of alternative education for students in grades 7 to 12 and provides educational leadership for the school staff, community, and instructional programs. He has won praise from the Buffalo News for his commitment to improving academic achievement within the Buffalo Public Schools. His formula for success is straightforward: maximize time for instruction, reinforce math and reading skills across all subject areas, and give students an extra dose of those key subjects every day with a period devoted to individualized instruction.

The convocation program also includes the presentation of special awards to students, staff, and faculty. Recognition is given to students who have obtained a 3.0 semester- or cumulative-GPA during the 2015 calendar year.

The campus community is invited to attend the program, with a catered reception to follow.

RSVP for this complimentary event by Monday, May 2, to Cathy McCoy at (716) 878-4426.

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