Category / College of Education

Scholarship Established in Memory of Two in NU’s Mental Health Counseling Program

July 2, 2014  |  by Lisa McMahon

The Rev. Michael T. Mazurchuk, C.M., and Dr. Morgan C. Brooks made significant contributions to Niagara University’s clinical mental health counseling program. Father Mazurchuk, a student, was a skilled clinician who was quick to befriend everyone he met. Dr. Brooks, a professor, was an innovative educator who fostered deep... Read on →

Niagara University, SuOn College Sign Memorandum of Understanding

June 16, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University and SuOn College agreed to a memorandum of understanding on academic exchange during a signing ceremony held in Toronto on May 23, 2014. The MOU was signed by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University; Gary Chen, president of SuOn College; Dr. Xiaobo Yang, SuOn’s... Read on →

Rankings of Colleges of Education: U.S. News and World Report

June 14, 2014

The career success of our graduates in the U.S. and in Ontario speaks to the high quality of teacher and leader preparation at Niagara University. The College of Education takes great pride in the quality of its academic programs, its strong partnerships with P-12 schools and community agencies, and... 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 →

Maher

Father Maher Carries ‘Flame of Hope’ Six Miles for Special Olympics

June 2, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Figuratively speaking, Niagara University carries the torch for individuals with developmental disabilities through its many outreach services and academic programs. The institution’s president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., did so in the literal sense when he got a local leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics underway on... Read on →

NU to Offer B.A. Program in Early Childhood Development and Cognition

May 28, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education has received state approval to offer a bachelor’s degree program in early childhood development and cognition. The B.A. program is intended to provide graduates with the skills necessary to assume leadership positions when working with young children in child care centers and human service agencies... Read on →

Women of Distinction

Borgognoni, Diez Feted as ‘Women of Distinction’

May 21, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Mary Borgognoni, Niagara University’s associate vice president of operations and outreach, and Jacey Diez, a junior TESOL major, were recognized as “Women of Distinction” by the Niagara Gazette during an awards dinner held last night at the Como Restaurant. The women were chosen for their achievements, public service and entrepreneurial... Read on →

Commencement

Will, McManus, Elliott Highlight Commencement 2014

May 12, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The first Niagara University commencement exercises under the presidency of the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., were indeed memorable. The festivities kicked off Thursday, May 8 (view photos), with the awarding of advanced degrees to 364 students, including eight who were the first recipients of doctoral degrees from NU since... Read on →

MOU

Niagara University, Niagara Catholic, Buffalo Diocese Sign Memorandum of Understanding

May 9, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University, Niagara Catholic and the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo held a signing ceremony today to enter into a formal memorandum of understanding. The MOU was signed by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University; Judith Nolan Powell, chair of the Niagara Catholic board of trustees; and... Read on →

Collaborative Work-Readiness Program with Opportunities Unlimited Graduates Nine

May 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

On Thursday, May 1, nine adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities were presented with certificates of completion from the Transition Readiness for Employment in the Community (TREC) program, a collaborative initiative between Niagara University’s College of Education and Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara. A luncheon was held on the... Read on →

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