Category / College of Hospitality & Tourism

Niagara University's student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America was named the best in the nation during the 89th World Conference on Club Management in San Diego. It's the seventh straight year the NU chapter has won the award.

Niagara University CMAA Student Chapter Best in Nation for Seventh Straight Year

March 3, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America scored some impressive victories at the recent 89th World Conference on Club Management in San Diego. On Feb. 22, it was named CMAA Student Chapter of the Year for the seventh consecutive year. The student organization was selected among... Read on →

Jeannine D. Suk

Jeannine Suk Named Director of Counseling Services

February 23, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Jeannine D. Suk has been appointed as Niagara University’s new director of counseling services. She joins NU on Feb. 29. In her new position, Suk will be responsible for the planning, development and supervision of the Office of Counseling Services, which makes professional mental health counseling services available to meet the... Read on →

Father James J. Maher, C.M.

Biz First: Father Maher Climbs List of Western New York’s ‘Most Influential’

February 18, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s president climbed into the top half of Business First’s annual rankings of 250 local leaders who maintain significant influence throughout Western New York. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., is listed at No. 107 in the weekly newspaper’s 2016 “Power 250,” 38 spots higher than last year and... Read on →

Derek M. Wesley, Ed.D.

Dr. Derek Wesley Appointed VP for Institutional Advancement

February 15, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Derek M. Wesley, Ed.D., has been named vice president for institutional advancement at Niagara University following a nationwide search. His first day on Monteagle Ridge will be April 11. Dr. Wesley possesses extensive experience in higher education fundraising, including nine years at the vice president level. Most recently, he served... Read on →

NU students Jessica Tobin, '15, and Jacey Diez, '16, volunteered in Ms. Gatinella’s first grade classroom in Camden, N.J.

A B.A.S.I.C. Winter Recess at NU: Serving Those in Need

January 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

When college students travel during the winter semester break, it’s rare that they do so to harvest potatoes, pick carrots and feed the homeless – unless said college students attend Niagara University. Thirty-seven students from the Lewiston-based, Catholic and Vincentian university volunteered during January to assist the less fortunate in... Read on →

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11 Niagara University Students Score ‘Super Sunday’ Experience

January 26, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The stage is set for Super Bowl 50 – and 11 Niagara University students will be working behind the scenes as the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos in the National Football League’s showcase event. The students, all enrolled in NU’s prestigious College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, set... Read on →

Flanked by the flags of countries from across the globe, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, announced the establishment of the Edward A. Brennan Center for Language, Culture and Leadership.

Niagara University Establishes Brennan Center for Language, Culture and Leadership

January 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University announced today the creation of the Edward A. Brennan Center for Language, Culture and Leadership, which will endeavor to meet the needs of international families and students, and serve English language learners within the global community. As another spoke of Niagara University’s umbrella of outreach, the Center for... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, center, is joined by Dr. Kurt Stahura, dean of NU's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, far left, and Dr. Hung Le, vice president for international relations, far right, at an event to celebrate the establishment of the Imperial International Hotel School in Vung Tau, Vietnam.

NU Partners with New Hospitality and Tourism Training Center in Vietnam

January 20, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has entered into a formal international partnership with a new Vietnamese hospitality and tourism training center that’s aligned with the five-star Imperial Hotel in Vung Tau. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, signed the memorandum of understanding Jan. 5 with Mr. Huynh Trung Nam,... Read on →

NU students, from left, Rachel Bailey, Amy Wnuk, Jake Eberth, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Briana Neale and Selena Cerra spent a week of their winter break building a home for a poor family in Nicaragua. They were accompanied by the Rev. Vincent O'Malley, C.M., and Dr. Abigail Levin.

Niagara University Students Build Home for Impoverished Family in Nicaragua

January 11, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Six Niagara University students recently returned from El Sauce, Nicaragua, where they spent a week during winter recess constructing a home for an impoverished family. Rachel Bailey, Selena Cerra, Jake Eberth, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Briana Neale and Amy Wnuk – all members of the university’s Bienvenidos Spanish and Hispanic culture club... Read on →

Participants of the third Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute cohort learned about local sites during their training, including Niagara Falls.

Fifteen Refugees Graduate from Hospitality & Tourism Training Institute

December 16, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A third cohort of participants from Catholic Charities of Buffalo’s Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program graduated from the Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute during a ceremony held Dec. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. The hospitality/tourism industry-focused training was developed collaboratively by Catholic Charities and Niagara University’s College of Hospitality... Read on →

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