Category / Alumni

30 Under Thirty

ReNU Niagara Director, Two Young NU Alumnae Recognized by Business First

August 21, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, and Kathleen Heim and Shannon (Bloomquist) Patch, both 2007 graduates of Niagara University, were honored by Business First during the newspaper’s 30 Under Thirty awards program held last night at The Atrium @ Rich’s. The award recognizes 30 Western New Yorkers in the early... Read on →

Benally with Color Guard

NU Alumnus Awarded Purple Heart

August 19, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Sgt. Benjamin H. Benally, a 2014 Niagara University graduate, was presented with a Purple Heart yesterday for injuries sustained while serving with the United States Army in Afghanistan. The presentation was made by Congressman Brian Higgins at the VA Western New York Health Center in Buffalo “For Sgt. Benally and many... Read on →

Maher in Haiti

Father Maher, NU Faculty Members Visit Haitian School Founded by Alumnus

August 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

A Niagara University alumnus who spearheaded the development of a world-class school in Haiti is receiving reinforcements from his alma mater this week. In 2010, Ed Brennan sought to build a sustainable school complex for the children of Saint Marc, Haiti, an area that was devastated by a catastrophic earthquake... Read on →

Maher & Collins

Father Maher, NU Alumni Attend Mets Game, Meet Terry Collins

July 30, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

In the rare instances when the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., isn’t consumed with fulfilling his demanding duties as president of Niagara University, he enjoys cheering on the New York Mets. On Tuesday night, Father Maher had an opportunity to do both simultaneously. Approximately 25 NU alumni and friends joined Father... Read on →

Scibetta and Villnave

NU Alumnus Plays Central Role in Music Festival Fundraiser for Variety Kids Telethon

June 4, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

PubFest has a new location and a new name, although its mission remains the same. The six-year-old music festival, now known as Latitude 43, moves to Artpark this year (June 13-15) where it will ramp up the quality of its performing acts and, thus, its annual fundraising efforts on behalf... Read on →

Best Speeches Ever

Niagara University Places 11 Among NPR List of Best Commencement Addresses

June 3, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

With graduation season in full swing, NPR recently unveiled a collection of the 316 commencement addresses that its writers consider the best ever. Eleven of “The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever” were delivered at Niagara University. Mother Theresa (1982) Tim Russert (2000) Benjamin Carson Jr. (2003) John Roberts (2005) Michael Ignatieff (2006) Jennie Cyran (2007) Rev. Dennis H.... Read on →

Theatre Gala

Broadway Legend Helps Capacity Crowd Celebrate 50 Years of NU Theatre

May 12, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

On May 3, the Friends of Niagara University Theatre celebrated 50 years of NU Theatre and the contributions of the theatre program’s late co-founder, Brother Augustine Towey, C.M., Ph.D., when they hosted the 29th annual Friends of Niagara University Theatre Gala.Nearly 150 people attended, including Broadway legend John Kander,... Read on →

Experience NU

Boys & Girls Club Students Offered Chance to ‘Experience Niagara University’

May 6, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

On six Tuesdays from February to April, 11 middle school students from the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club visited the Niagara University campus. Dubbed “Experience Niagara University,” the program exposes young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to collegiate atmosphere in hopes that they’ll consider attending an institution of higher... Read on →

NU Theatre to Celebrate 50th Anniversary at Annual Gala

April 24, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

On May 3, the Friends of Niagara University Theatre will celebrate 50 years of Niagara University Theatre and the contributions of the theatre program’s late co-founder, Brother Augustine Towey, C.M., when they host the 29th annual Friends of Niagara University Theatre Gala. The festive event includes a 4 p.m. production... Read on →

Maher

Father James J. Maher, C.M., Inaugurated as 26th President of Niagara University

April 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was formally inaugurated as Niagara University’s 26th president during a ceremony held April 4, 2014, in the Gallagher Center. The event served as the centerpiece of a full week of activities intended to celebrate the university’s rich heritage of academic excellence and community service. View... Read on →

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