Release Date: June 27, 2014
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo will dedicate its new Educational Opportunity Center facility in the name of former New York State Assembly Deputy Speaker Arthur O. Eve at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 30, at the center at 555 Ellicott St. in downtown Buffalo.
On hand will be a prominent lineup of local and state education leaders. They will be joined by students who learned skills at the EOC that dramatically expanded their educational and occupational possibilities.
What: UB’s new state-of-the-art Educational Opportunity Center gets its official name. Former Assembly Deputy Speaker Arthur O. Eve will be honored for his decades of service to education and lend his name to the facility.
When: 11 a.m. Monday, June 30.
Where: The EOC’s new home at 555 Ellicott St., located in the district that Eve represented while in the State Legislature. It is also part of UB’s rapidly growing downtown presence.
Who: In addition to UB President Satish K. Tripathi and EOC Executive Director Julius Gregg Adams speaking on behalf of UB, a who’s who of educational, civic and government leaders, including: Lt. Gov. Robert J. Duffy, U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins, New York State Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes, New York State Sen. Timothy Kennedy, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen, as well as Robert M. Bennett, chancellor emeritus of the New York State Board of Regents, SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman H. Carl McCall and SUNY Trustee Eunice Lewin. Eve will also attend with several family members. Also speaking is Cathy King, a 1997 EOC alumna, 2007 UB MSW graduate and PhD candidate at Walden University. Current students will also be on hand to discuss how their EOC experiences have led to new opportunities for themselves and their families.
Why: The ceremony will honor Eve’s lifelong work helping underserved populations achieve better lives through access to education. It also showcases the work and achievements of the EOC students, who graduate from the center’s programs with skills and educational backgrounds that lead to study in colleges and universities.
For more information, contact Charles Anzalone in the UB Office of Communications at 716-645-4600, firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-440-8824 onsite.