Carol Scorsone cherishes the years she attended Fredonia and proudly says they have had a longstanding and significant impact on her, even though she has degrees from other SUNY schools. "I have always looked back on my time at Fredonia (1978 to 1980) with great affection. It opened up a whole new world for me."
"The social environment, the people I met, the exposure to the arts, music, theatrical productions, concert events, the academic experiences, all this and more, offered fertile ground for one’s personal growth. It was the perfect place, at the perfect time," Carol says.
To specialize in the helping professions, Carol earned an associate’s in applied science in Human Services at Genesee Community College, a bachelor’s in Social Work at Buffalo State College and a master’s in Social Work, with a concentration in working with children and families, from the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. Carol retired after a gratifying 30-year career as a clinical social worker providing adult mental health services with the New York State Office of Mental Health.
"I owe gratitude for much of my academic and professional success to the continued support, guidance and encouragement I received from a few professors and staff at Fredonia, even after having transferred to the other schools. I was encouraged to further continue with my path of study in the social work field, which then led to the academic and professional success I achieved.
"In many ways, my Fredonia experience has come full-circle. It is with this gratitude for their belief in me and fostering it within myself, along with the many fond memories of my relatively brief time at Fredonia, I am honored to have become a member of the Dallas K. Beal Legacy Society."
Carol worked with the Fredonia College Foundation to establish three endowed scholarships through planned giving. These scholarships will one day be awarded to benefit Fredonia students who pursue study abroad experiences and those who major in Sound Recording Technology and Theatrical Production and Design at Fredonia.
"I have experienced firsthand the power of an education, a supportive academic community, the arts, service to others and global travel to positively impact lives. In my desire to further make a difference in generations to come, it was important for me to make a planned gift to the Fredonia College Foundation. I hope that others will consider their own way to also make a heartfelt contribution that will benefit Fredonia and future students in the years to come."
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