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"I have always believed firmly that a good education is the most cherished gift an individual can receive."--William R. Kenan, Jr.Education News:
Houghton College Adult Education
Summer Visual Arts Experience for Kids
Past Program Highlights
Houghton College To Offer Degree Program at Kenan CenterFollowing the opening of an Adult Education location in Niagara Falls earlier this year, Houghton College will open a second location at the Kenan Center in Lockport. Classes are set to begin this summer.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to offer classes in Niagara County,” said Katie Buvoltz, associate dean for the Houghton College Adult Education Program. “These new locations will provide great facilities and a convenient location for Niagara County, Southern Ontario, and Northern Erie County students.”
Houghton College’s Adult Education Program is designed to enable adults 23 years of age and older to complete their degree. The program offers students the ability to take just one class, one night a week. Participants graduate from the program in about 17 months.
Established in 1991, the Houghton College Adult Education Program has expanded to include five locations throughout Western New York. Most recently the West Seneca campus celebrated its 20th anniversary and grand opening celebration at its new location at 2732 Transit Road. For more information about the new locations opening in Niagara County, call 888-874-7223 or visit on the web at www.CompleteYourself.org
Kenan Center PreschoolThe Kenan Center Nursery School (KCNS) program is transitioning to a new program under Director/Teacher Jennifer Anzalone who has 17 years experience as a Montesorri teacher. More information will be added soon on this program, which will be open to children ages 3-5. Application forms for the 2013-2014 are currently available in the Kenan Center Business office. An information session will be held Saturday, April 27 from 2-4 pm in the Kenan Center Education Building.
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Whimsical Sculpture Project to Return in2013Last summer we introduced an exciting, hands-on art project that gave young students a chance to create their own mini metal sculptures, and contribute to two large scale works that were installed on the Kenan campus in September 2012.We're pleased to be able to offer this program again the weeks of July 15 and July 22. Each week will consist of 1/2 day sessions on M, W, and F. The program is geared to children ages 10-12, but those at least 8 years old, and those older than 12, may be admitted to the program based on space availability. The program will once again we held in conjunction with the Ashford Hollow Foundation and Essex Street Arts Center. More details on how to apply will be announced later in May.
Highlights of Past Programs
2011 summer's Music Arts Program students demonstrate a first ever iPad orchestra playing "Hedwig's Theme" from Harry Potter; string students perform a fiddle tune.
Western New York Writer's Studio Summer Program 2011Check out this wonderful video with highlights from our 2011 program with the Western New York Young Writers' Studio. The kids and teachers had a terrific experience being able to use the beautiful Kenan Center grounds for their work!
Kenan Center Student Art Gallery
The Student GalleryThe Kenan Center Student Gallery, located in the community meeting room adjacent to the Taylor Theater, provides an exclusive space for the display of student artwork during the school year. The Student Gallery is one of the important ways that the Kenan Center provides the community with arts and education programming year-round. To be considered for an exhibit, teachers must submit an application detailing the theme, type of media and date preference. For additional information, call 433-2617.
Institutional Scholarship ProgramThe Kenan Center Institutional Scholarship Program offers 23 academic scholarships each year. These include:
Kenan Arts Council Scholarships, which go to students pursuing higher education in the arts
Kenan Center Soccer Committee Scholarships, which are given to Kenan soccer alumni pursuing higher education
Kenan Center Program Scholarships, given to young people and adults in need to allow them to participate in Kenan Center programs.
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