Friday, June 6, 2014

New Name Adopted at Fredonia

The Buffalo News reports that the State University of New York at Fredonia will be the new name for the institution previously known as Fredonia State College and SUNY Fredonia.

The institution was initially founded in 1826 as Fredonia Academy.  In 1866 the academy merged with the new state supported Fredonia Normal School.  The name changed to Fredonia State Teachers College in the 1940's and the institution joined the State University of New York System in 1948.