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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 →

Dr. David Holmes

Physician’s Lecture at Niagara University to Address ‘Underserved Medicine’

October 18, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

In March of 1966, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and most inhumane.” That was 50 years ago. Since then, medical research and technology has had a major impact on the health of those who can... 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 →

The Zonta Club of Niagara Falls, N.Y., was presented with the U.S. Community Leadership Award by Dr. Chandra Foote, dean of Niagara University's College of Education, Dr. Debra Colley, executive vice president, and Dr. Thomas Sheeran, professor of middle and secondary education.

Niagara University Recognizes Educational Leaders During 2016 Awards Dinner

October 7, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education recognized the contributions of educational leaders from the Western New York and Southern Ontario communities during its annual professional recognition ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 6 The event took place at the Conference & Events Center Niagara Falls. The Loretto Sisters (Ontario Educators of the Year) are... Read on →

Centered by Niagara University's president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., are 2016 Vincentian Heritage Convocation honorees Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz, C.S.S.F., Gary P. Hall, the Rev. John E. Rybolt, C.M., Peggy Choong, Ph.D., and Michael J. Skowronski.

Five Honored During Niagara University’s 2016 Vincentian Heritage Convocation

September 30, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Five individuals were honored during Niagara University’s annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Sept. 29, 2016. The event, which takes place during the university’s celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, recognizes the extraordinary contributions of university employees, alumni and community leaders. Peggy Choong, Ph.D., was presented with Niagara’s Ozanam Medal, which is awarded... Read on →

Joining Monte the Eagle and the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, during the launch of 'The Power of Niagara' campaign are theatre students, from left, Dylan Zalikowski, Heather Casseri, Rachael Buchanan, Anika Pace and Shelby Ehrenreich.

Niagara University Launches ‘Powerful’ New Branding Campaign

September 27, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A powerful new brand message has been unveiled by Niagara University. The Lewiston-based institution has begun using the tagline, “The Power of Niagara University,” to crystallize the immense potential that it offers to students, alumni and members of the community. The new messaging was developed through a collaborative, yearlong brand initiative,... Read on →

Isabel Wilkerson speaks during Niagara University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 24, 2011. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author received the 2015 National Humanities Medal today.

2011 Niagara University Honoree Isabel Wilkerson Receives National Humanities Medal

September 22, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Isabel Wilkerson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was presented with an honorary doctor of humane letters during Niagara University’s 2011 undergraduate commencement ceremony, has been awarded the 2015 National Humanities Medal. Wilkerson was one of 12 distinguished honorees chosen by President Barack Obama for receipt of the 2015 National Humanities... Read on →


Niagara University Set to Celebrate 200th Anniversary of Vincentians in America

September 14, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The first Vincentian university established in the United States has scheduled a full slate of events to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Vincentians in America. Niagara University will commemorate the Congregation of the Mission’s rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent... Read on →

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