Category / College of Hospitality & Tourism


Niagara University Set to Celebrate Vincentian Heritage Week

September 14, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Vincentian Heritage Week, an annual celebration of Niagara University’s rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, will take place Sept. 21-27, 2015. Its theme this year is “Living Vincentian Locally & Globally.” Also known as Founder’s Week, Vincentian Heritage Week is a way... Read on →

NU Rises in U.S. News Rankings for 4th Straight Year, Also Listed as ‘Best Value,’ ‘Best for Veterans’

September 10, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University continued its ascent up U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings, climbing to No. 47 among regional universities in the 2016 edition of the magazine’s annual survey of “America’s Best Colleges.” This marks the fourth straight year that NU has moved up in the annual rankings. The Catholic... Read on →

FirstFest 2015

FirstFest Kicks Off New School Year

September 9, 2015

Niagara University held its second annual FirstFest last week, which provided several different activities, including a showing of the summer blockbuster “Jurassic World” on Tuesday, a club/job fair on Wednesday and a barbecue on Saturday that was followed by an outdoor performance by national recording artist Echosmith. The entire week... Read on →

Twenty-eight NU freshmen and 14 student-leaders participated in this year's Niagara Plunge.

New NU Students ‘Plunge’ into Service Learning

September 3, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Twenty-eight freshmen moved into Niagara University last Tuesday morning, four days before their fellow first-year students arrived on campus. Their purpose: To serve the neighboring communities of their adopted home. Through the university’s Niagara Plunge program, the new students performed an assortment of contributive activities at Niagara Falls-based nonprofits, including the... Read on →

NU Announces New Faculty for 2015-2016 Academic Year

September 2, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University announced the appointment of new faculty members during its Fall Faculty Brunch, which was held Aug. 28. Dr. Michael Ackerman is an associate professor of nursing and associate director of the School of Nursing in the College of Arts and Sciences. He holds a B.S. in nursing from... Read on →

New Niagara University students recite the NU Creed during the 2015 New Student Convocation.

Class of 2019 Welcomed to NU with New Student Convocation

August 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University professors care about their students. That was at the heart of the message delivered by Ed Hutton during Niagara University’s 13th annual New Student Convocation, held today in the Gallagher Center. The New Student Convocation, a Niagara tradition, is considered to be a bookend to commencement, and an... Read on →

The B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences was the site of a 'graduation' ceremony for international students who participated in Niagara University's 2015 English Summer Camp.

NU Summer Camp Acclimates International Students to English Language, Western New York & American Culture

August 18, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Nguyen Hai Anh made her first-ever visit to the United States from Vietnam this summer intent on gaining English language proficiency. Le Xuan Son, also from Vietnam, was interested in understanding American culture and ideologies. Meanwhile, Shanghai native Tu Peng Wei simply wanted to see for himself what an... Read on →

Colley & Borgognoni

Dr. Debra Colley, Mary Borgognoni Appointed to New Leadership Positions

August 17, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Debra A. Colley is the new executive vice president at Niagara University, while Mary E. Borgognoni transitions to senior vice president for operations and finance at the Catholic and Vincentian institution. The promotions, which were announced earlier this month to the campus community, are official today.... Read on →


Money Magazine: Niagara University is Region’s Highest Ranking Private Institution

August 14, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University delivers the most value for a student’s educational dollar among all private colleges and universities in the Buffalo-Niagara region, according to Money magazine’s “2015 Best Colleges.” The Catholic and Vincentian institution was the highest-ranked private institution in the area in the study released Tuesday, which evaluated roughly 1,500... Read on →

NU professors Dr. William Frye, center, and Dr. Chang Huh, right, are pictured in front of research they presented during this year's ICHRIE Annual Conference & Marketplace, one of the largest international hospitality educator conferences in the world. They are joined by Dr. Sean Chang, who collaborated with them on the project.

NU Hospitality Professors Present at Major International Educators Conference

August 12, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Two Niagara University professors were involved in one of the world’s largest annual international hospitality conferences last week. Drs. Chang Huh and William D. Frye presented their ongoing research during the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education’s 2015 Annual Conference & Marketplace, which was held July 29-31 in... Read on →

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