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Niagara University Receives Estate Gift Totaling More Than $4 Million

May 18, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has received a gift from the estate of the late Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko. The gift, which will exceed $4.1 million, will be used for several university projects and initiatives. “We are incredibly humbled and thankful for the gift that Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko has left for Niagara... Read on →

A special Mass was held in Niagara University's Alumni Chapel on May 6 to commemorate the golden jubilee of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus.

Father Levesque Celebrates 50 Years of Vincentian Priesthood

May 15, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University community celebrated the golden jubilee of the priesthood of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus, during a special Mass on May 6, 2017, in the Alumni Chapel. There were 24 concelebrating priests for the Mass, 15 of whom were Vincentians, including Father Levesque and the... Read on →

Niagara University Commencement

‘Hamilton’ Writer, Pro Football HOFer, Nat’l Teacher of the Year Headline Commencement 2017 at NU

May 15, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Back in the fall of 2013, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., shook hands with hundreds of doe-eyed freshmen, the first class of students that he welcomed to campus as the newly minted president of Niagara University. Last week, Father Maher shook hands with them again, this time to congratulate... Read on →

Pictured, from left: Janice Laurie; Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad recipient Kathryn Rose Gould; Dr. Sharon Watkinson, chair of Niagara University’s theatre department; and Donald Laurie.

Kathryn Rose Gould Awarded Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad

May 5, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Kathryn Rose Gould, a junior theatre major at Niagara University, has been awarded the Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad. Gould, of New Castle, Pennsylvania, was notified of the award today, which will be used toward a study abroad experience this summer at Anglo-American University in London, England. Gould was... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, smiles with students and scholarship supporters.

2017 Scholarship Celebration: ‘You Plant a Tree and It Grows’

April 27, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Supporters, students, faculty, and staff came together for Niagara University’s annual Scholarship Celebration, held Saturday, April 22, in the Clet Hall Dining Commons. Nearly 100 people were in attendance for the program, which included remarks from Danny Belmona, a junior pre-med student, Dr. Derek M. Wesley, vice president for institutional... Read on →

Cutting the ribbon on the new Dining Commons at Niagara University are, from left, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; Jeff Metz, president and CEO of Metz Culinary Management; William Hovey, partner at BHNT Architects; New York Senator Robert Ortt; Khallid Lewis, president of the Niagara University Student Government Association; Peter Appler, regional sales manager for Danforth; and Dr. Debra Colley, NU's executive vice president.

Niagara University Cuts Ribbon on Renovated, Expanded Dining Commons

April 27, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University cut the ribbon today on an $8 million renovation and expansion of its dining facility located at Clet Hall. The new, 20,000-square-foot Dining Commons opened in the fall. The expansion was completed in January. Improvements include: An open kitchen concept with new food preparation and serving areas. New seating... Read on →

Jason Lammers

Jason Lammers Named Niagara University Hockey Head Coach

April 24, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has named Jason Lammers the third head coach in the history of the Niagara University hockey program. Lammers is currently the head coach and general manager of the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League (USHL). Lammers will remain in his position with the Fighting Saints... Read on →

Rocco A. Surace, a partner with The Bonadio Group, is presented with the award for Distinguished Accounting Alumnus by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, and Dr. Tenpao Lee, interim dean of NU's College of Business Administration.

Community Leaders Honored at Niagara University’s 27th Annual Business Banquet

April 21, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Business Administration recognized five area business leaders during its 27th annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet, held April 20 at the Conference Center Niagara Falls. The AACSB-accredited college honored Ingram Micro (Corporate Leadership Award); Kraftwerks Inc. (Family Business of the Year); Rocco A. Surace, ’77 (Distinguished Accounting Alumnus); William... Read on →

Niagara University’s Food Marketing Center of Excellence Hosting Innovation Summit

April 18, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will host “Innovation Summit: Innovations and Strategies for Food and Consumer Packaged Goods” on Thursday, April 20, at the Conference Center Niagara Falls. The summit, which is being presented by NU’s Food Marketing Center of Excellence, will feature presentations from industry leaders in food marketing and consumer packaged... Read on →

College of Business Dinner

NU’s Annual Business Awards Banquet Slated for April 20

April 12, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Business Administration will hold its 27th Annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet at the Conference Center Niagara Falls on April 20. The AACSB-accredited college will honor Ingram Micro (Corporate Leadership Award); Kraftwerks Inc. (Family Business of the Year); Rocco Surace, ’77 (Distinguished Accounting Alumnus); Robert H.... Read on →

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