Virginia Schaefer Horvath, PhD, President of the State University of New York at Fredonia, will give the Buffalo Seminary commencement address on June 13, 2017 at 4 PM.
Dr. Horvath graduated from SEM in 1975 and serves on the board of trustees. She is a professor of English who earned her BA at the State University of New York at Buffalo and her MA and PhD from Kent Sate University, where she also taught. More of Dr. Horvath's biography is here.
The Class of 2017 is the to the 166th class to graduate from SEM. Only one other time in school history (since 1851) has there been a class as large - 66 girls.
Buffalo Seminary has held its commencement ceremony at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 724 Delaware Avenue, for generations.