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Educational Opportunity Center Launches New Website

Release Date: November 1, 2011

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 Buffalo.

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.

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 olivergl@buffalo.edu or 716-849-6757.

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 Language education.

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 services.

Media Contact Information

Charles Anzalone
Senior Editor, Law, Social Work and Education
Tel: 716-645-4600
anzalon@buffalo.edu