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Niagara University Bringing Disney Institute Back to Niagara Falls

December 5, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will be hosting Disney Institute and bringing the professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Quality Service, to Niagara Falls, N.Y., on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Sponsored by Niagara University, the one-day event will help area professionals begin to examine how they can differentiate their service to become a... Read on →

Present at today's unveiling of the Niagara University Food Marketing Center of Excellence were, from left, John Persons, William J. Chiodo, William J. Chiodo, Jamie McKeon, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Dr. Peggy Choong, Drew Cerza, Shannon Chowaniec, Dr. Paul Richardson and Robert Denning.

Niagara University Partners with Industry Leaders to Establish Food Marketing Center of Excellence

December 1, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University, with guidance from regional food industry leaders, has established a Food Marketing Center of Excellence within the university’s College of Business Administration. The center will work with these industry leaders to create, build and inspire transformative programs and partnerships within the Western New York community. In addition, the... Read on →

Pictured at Niagara University's 2016 President's Dinner are, from left, Jeffrey R. Holzschuh, chair of NU's Board of Trustees; Robyn L. Krueger, recipient of the St. Vincent de Paul Award; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; Dr. Gary D. Praetzel, Medal of Honor recipient; Legacy of Service Award honoree Thurman L. Thomas; and Caritas Medal recipients Dr. Frances E. Crosby and Brian P. Crosby.

Niagara University Honors Five, Raises Scholarship Dollars at President’s Dinner

November 29, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University recognized the accomplishments of five extraordinary individuals – while raising critical funds for student scholarships – during its 2016 President’s Dinner, which was held Nov. 18 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Nearly 550 Niagara University alumni, students and friends attended the event,... Read on →

Pictured, from left, are the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., NU president emeritus; Robert Engel, '75, Niagara Trustee; Levesque Scholarship recipient Emma Bow, '19; Lynda Engel; and the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University.

Robert and Lynda Engel Make $500,000 Gift to Levesque Scholarship

November 18, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A $500,000 gift from Robert and Lynda Engel will be used to support the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Endowed Scholarship at Niagara University. Robert Engel is a 1975 graduate of Niagara University and a member of its Board of Trustees. The contribution brings the endowed scholarship fund over $1 million.... Read on →

Dr. David Holmes, clinical associate professor of family medicine and director of global health education at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, was the first speaker in a new healthcare series at NU that's sponsored by the Dr. John J. Hughes, ’67 Endowment.

Physician’s Lecture at Niagara University Addresses ‘Underserved Medicine’

November 15, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The first lecture in a new Niagara University series on healthcare took place Nov. 3 in the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences. The presentation by well-known physician Dr. David Holmes, titled “Underserved Medicine: Globally and Locally,” kicked off a series that’s sponsored by the Dr. John J.... Read on →

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Niagara University’s Education Programs Praised by Corporation for National & Community Service

October 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

When the Corporation for National and Community Service named Niagara University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the 10th straight year, it also recognized NU for its commitment to improving educational outcomes for children and youth in pre-kindergarten through college. The Honor Roll recognizes performance in... Read on →

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Niagara University Receives Highest Federal Honor for Community Service

October 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

For the 10th consecutive year, Niagara University has achieved the highest federal recognition colleges and universities can receive for community service, service-learning and civic engagement. Niagara is the only college or university from Western New York to have been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every... Read on →

Niagara University representatives Jay Stockslader, director of continuing education, Dr. David Taylor, director of the Levesque Institute, the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus, and David Schoen, director of libraries, are pictured with Kim Reynolds, coordinator of the Resurrection Life Food Pantry, and Greg Glovins, administrator of Resurrection Life Church.

Niagara University Awards Vincentian Poverty Grant to Local Food Pantry

October 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A Niagara University grant intended to support research and/or service projects that seek to alleviate poverty has been awarded to the Resurrection Life Church and Food Pantry in Cheektowaga. Jay Stockslader, director of continuing education at NU, secured the $6,000 Vincentian Poverty Grant for Resurrection Life. The funds were used... Read on →

Pictured are several individuals involved with the development of Niagara University's food and consumer packaged goods marketing concentration, from left: Drew Cerza, Dr. Paul Richardson, Robert Denning, Robert Castellani, John Zimmerman, Jamie McKeon, Bob Ferretti, William Chiodo, and Cathleen Anderson.

Industry Leaders Unite to Establish Food Marketing Program at Niagara University

October 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

In what would appear to be an unlikely alliance, John Persons and Michael Keating are seated at a boardroom table inside Niagara University’s Bisgrove Hall, strategizing toward a common goal. Persons, president and COO of Tops Friendly Markets, and Keating, senior VP for operations of Wegmans Food Markets, are joined... Read on →

Chairman Huynh Trung Nam, of The Imperial Group in Vietnam, is pictured with the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, and Russell J. Salvatore, owner of Salvatore’s Grand Hotel and Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More.

Niagara University Honors Russell Salvatore, Huynh Trung Nam

October 14, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University recognized the contributions of two national and international leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry during a special convocation on Thursday, Oct. 13. Russell J. Salvatore, owner of Salvatore’s Grand Hotel and Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More, and Huynh Trung Nam, chairman of The Imperial Group in Vietnam,... Read on →

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