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A Niagara University student assists a boy at the Francis Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y. NU students have provided support to the nonprofit organization all semester as part of a course on management principles.

NU Students Apply Classroom Learning to Assist Children’s Center in Niagara Falls

November 9, 2015

Niagara University students have many opportunities to help the community while receiving their education. This semester, students in Professor Mitchell Alegre’s Management Principles course (MGT271A) have been doing just that. The students have been working at the Francis Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y., a not-for-profit organization that educates underprivileged children... Read on →

Bart F. McGloin, partner at Dopkins & Company, addresses the topic of occupational fraud during an Institute of Management Accountants event held on campus Oct. 21.

IMA/BAP Sponsors Informative Talk on Occupational Fraud

November 4, 2015  |  by Melissa Heidt

Close to 50 accounting and finance students were in attendance as presenters Bart F. McGloin, CPA, CFE, and Jonathan Willcox, ’09, from Dopkins & Company, a full-service accounting and consulting firm in Buffalo, spoke about occupational fraud and abuse, and described it is a large and growing problem in... Read on →


Networking Event Allows Students to Rub Elbows with Accounting & Finance Pros

September 17, 2015

The excitement in the Castellani Art Museum was palpable. The front lobby was filled with more than 30 companies, each intent on scouting potential job candidates. The Meet the Accounting and Finance Professionals event that took place Tuesday was loud, energetic and exactly what Niagara University is all about: professionalism. Students... Read on →

New Niagara University students recite the NU Creed during the 2015 New Student Convocation.

Class of 2019 Welcomed to NU with New Student Convocation

August 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University professors care about their students. That was at the heart of the message delivered by Ed Hutton during Niagara University’s 13th annual New Student Convocation, held today in the Gallagher Center. The New Student Convocation, a Niagara tradition, is considered to be a bookend to commencement, and an... Read on →

Professor Christopher P. Aquino, center, received Niagara University's 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award during this morning’s Faculty Welcome Back Brunch. Aquino is pictured with his wife, MaryBeth , and Dr. Timothy Downs, NU provost.

Chris Aquino Receives NU’s 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award

August 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Christopher P. Aquino, ’85, MBA’94, associate professor of accounting, received Niagara University’s 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award during this morning’s Faculty Welcome Back Brunch. Candidates for the honor are nominated by their peers and then chosen from a committee comprised of the award’s last three recipients. As this year’s awardee,... Read on →

Alicia Sowinski, an NU senior majoring in accounting, received a PCAOB scholarship.

Sowinski receives PCAOB accounting scholarship

August 22, 2015  |  by Melissa Heidt

Alicia Sowinski, a senior accounting major from Akron, who was recently awarded a merit-based scholarship by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies and broker-dealers, to promote investor protection. The board established the PCAOB... Read on →

Colley & Borgognoni

Dr. Debra Colley, Mary Borgognoni Appointed to New Leadership Positions

August 17, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Debra A. Colley is the new executive vice president at Niagara University, while Mary E. Borgognoni transitions to senior vice president for operations and finance at the Catholic and Vincentian institution. The promotions, which were announced earlier this month to the campus community, are official today.... Read on →

Niagara University faculty members earning tenure and promotion include, clockwise from top-left, Dr. Shannon Hodges, Ed Hutton, Dr. Anna McNab, Dr. Douglas Tewksbury, Dr. Christopher Wright and Christopher Aquino. Not pictured: Dr. Jinyan Huang, Dr. John Keller, Dr. Shannon Risk and Dr. Joseph Scarcelli.

Faculty Members Granted Tenure and Promotion

May 20, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Board of Trustees granted tenure and approved a slate of promotions to several faculty members during a meeting held May 6, 2015. Shannon Hodges, Ph.D., and Jinyan Huang, Ph.D., both faculty members of Niagara’s College of Education, were promoted to full professor. Dr. Hodges also earned tenure. The following... Read on →

NYSSCPA award winners Benjamin Dinehart, Shannon Truty and Tyler Popiela.

Accounting Students Receive Awards at NYSSCPA Annual Education Night Dinner

April 28, 2015  |  by Melissa Heidt

The Buffalo chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants held its annual Education Night dinner on April 21, 2015, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens in Depew. The primary purpose of the dinner is to honor the outstanding junior, senior and graduate accounting students at local colleges and universities, and... Read on →

Beta Alpha Psi Executive Board Members Alicia Sowinski, Caton Charleston, Brian Meindl and Matthew Peterson, with Prof. Aquino, Dr. Shawn Daly, dean, and Prof. Joe Winter

Twenty Inducted into Beta Alpha Psi Honor Society

April 24, 2015  |  by Melissa Heidt

Twenty students were inducted into Niagara University’s Lambda Chi chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the international honor society and service organization for accounting, finance, and information systems students, on April 21, 2015, at the Conference Center Niagara Falls. Founded in 1919, Beta Alpha Psi provides opportunities for the development of technical... Read on →

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