33rd Annual Day of Recognition Celebrates NU’s College of Arts & Sciences

April 30, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

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    Award-winners from the NU biology department are pictured with Connie Guthrie-Greene and Dr. Robert Greene during the Day of Recognition.

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    It was Father Levesque who established the Day of Recognition while serving as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1981.

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    Dr. Nancy McGlen, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, recognized Dr. Kalen Churcher, assistant professor of communication studies.

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    Dr. Nancy McGlen oversaw the Day of Recognition for the 15th and final time as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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    Biology major Stephen Fuest addressed the audience on behalf of the senior class.

Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences held its annual Day of Recognition for the 33rd time on Friday, April 26.

Hundreds of Niagara University students were honored for their achievements as undergraduates during the Day of Recognition, which was also the last that the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., will preside over. It was Father Levesque who instituted the event while serving as the dean of the college in 1981. This summer, he will step down from the President’s Office after spending 13 years in the position.

The 2013 adaptation was also the last for Dr. Nancy McGlen, who is retiring after serving 15 years as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Along with the bestowment of numerous awards for academic excellence, the 2013 Day of Recognition featured remarks from Father Levesque and Dr. McGlen, as well as comments from Dr. Tim Downs, vice president for academic affairs; Dr. Henrik Borgstrom, associate professor of modern and classical languages, and Stephen Fuest, a senior majoring in biology.

To view more photos from the 2013 Day of Recognition, go to Niagara University’s Facebook page.

For more information on Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences, please visit www.niagara.edu/coas.