BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Educational
Opportunity Center (EOC) will hold a new website launch ceremony
from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the sixth-floor
auditorium of its facility at 465 Washington St. in downtown
Members of the community are invited to explore this new and
unique educational tool and meet the EOC Ambassadors. The launch
ceremony is free and open to the public, and will introduce EOC's
recently redesigned website and recognize the EOC students featured
on the site.
The Educational Opportunity Center's new web portal, http://eoc.buffalo.edu/, will
give students the ability to quickly and easily learn about EOC,
the tuition-free academic and vocational training programs it has
to offer, its application/enrollment process, the class selection
process and the support services it makes available to
Students can easily obtain information about faculty members,
access to resources, guides to important contact information and
current class schedules. The site also features videos of students
sharing their experiences at the Educational Opportunity Center,
and a streamlined feature enables students to apply online.
In addition, the site offers a video preview and updates
regarding the new EOC campus currently under construction, allowing
users to check in for regular construction updates and to follow
the progress being made on the new building.
"This website serves as an exciting prelude of things to come
here at EOC," says Danis J. Gehl, associate executive
director/director of education at EOC. "The new user-friendly
features and easily accessible information represent a wonderful
introduction to the new experience students will find at our new
home in 2013."
The new site was designed by Albarella Media, an award-winning
multimedia production and consulting firm based in Buffalo.
UB's Educational Opportunity Center is provides Buffalo's urban
communities with tuition-free innovative academic programs leading
to higher education, and vocational training programs leading to
gainful employment. For more information, contact Oliver Glover at
About the Educational Opportunity Center
The University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center is an
award-winning model program for academic preparation and workforce
development that works in direct alliance with employers to offer
programs that address literacy training and English as a Second
In addition, the EOC offers academic preparation programs that
address GED exam and college preparation, and prepare students for
a full range of career-specific training programs in allied health
fields, information technology and in the service industry.
The programs are complemented by an integrated network of
holistic support services that include: counseling and advisement;
personal wellness through case management services;
intergenerational support services, career advisement, job
readiness, job and college placement, and job retention