Category / College of Hospitality & Tourism

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 →

Eta Sigma Delta 2017

Nineteen Students Inducted Into Hospitality & Tourism Honor Society

May 8, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Nineteen Niagara University students were inducted into Eta Sigma Delta, the international hospitality and tourism management honor society, during a ceremony held May 5 in St. Vincent’s Hall. Eta Sigma Delta is open to hospitality, tourism and sport management students who have completed at least 50 percent of the credit hours... Read on →

The NUOP Constance E. Mathews Character and Leadership Award is presented by its namesake to Enuel Caraballo.

NUOP Holds 2017 Graduation Celebration and Awards Ceremony

May 4, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

A graduation celebration and awards ceremony was held May 2 to highlight the accomplishments of students participating in the Niagara University Opportunity Program. Receiving the NUOP Highest GPA Award was Akeva Bolt, a criminology and criminal justice major who has been accepted at SUNY Albany to pursue graduate degrees in... Read on →

A research paper co-authored by Niagara University senior Faith Moenich and Dr. Chang Huh, associate professor of hospitality and tourism management, was awarded second place during the 2017 Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association Conference.

International Tourism Association Awards Paper Co-authored by NU Student, Professor

May 3, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

A research paper co-authored by a Niagara University student and associate professor was awarded second place during the 2017 Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association Conference, which was held April 21-22 in Las Vegas. Co-authored by Faith Moenich, an NU senior studying hotel and restaurant management, and Dr. Chang... Read on →

Ridgefest 2017

Niagara University Celebrates Ridgefest 2017

May 1, 2017

Niagara University held its seventh annual Ridgefest April 19-22 to celebrate as a community the end of another successful academic year on Monteagle Ridge. Sponsored by over a dozen student organizations, Ridgefest featured a week of activities for students to ring in the end of the year. On Wednesday, April... Read on →

Sixty-eight Niagara University students were inducted into Delta Epsilon Sigma.

68 Niagara University Students Enter Catholic College Honor Society

April 28, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Sixty-eight Niagara University students were inducted into Delta Epsilon Sigma, the national honor society for Catholic colleges and universities, during a ceremony held March 31 in the Castellani Art Museum on the Niagara University campus. Membership in the Niagara University chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma is highly selective, limited to... 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 →

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