Fredonia college tweaks name to avoid confusion

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The public college located in Fredonia henceforth wants to be known as the State University of New York at Fredonia.

College administrators say they’re trying to counter inconsistency and confusion by moving away from Fredonia State College and SUNY Fredonia – the two names that have been used interchangeably in identifying the school in the past.

The use of “SUNY Fredonia” in some contexts and “Fredonia State” in others caused some people to think that two separate institutions existed, the college found in the course of a recent branding study.

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