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The first cohort of Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute graduates are pictured with Dr. Deborah Curtis, director of NU's Center for Events and Management Development, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, and Catholic Charities CEO Dennis C. Walczyk.

Graduation Ceremony Held for First Hospitality & Tourism Training Institute Class

June 3, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Twelve clients of Catholic Charities of Buffalo’s Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program were conferred certificates yesterday in a ceremony celebrating the completion of the first Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute class. The 10-week hospitality/tourism industry-focused training is in partnership with Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Joseph Nzikamira, who came... Read on →

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Ambassador Heyman, Leonhardt, Brennan Highlight Commencement 2015

May 20, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University graduated nearly 900 new alumni during a trio of commencement exercises held May 14-16, 2015. Commencement 2015 commenced Thursday, May 14, with the awarding of advanced degrees to 247 students, including five who received doctoral degrees in leadership and policy. Attendees heard remarks from Bruce Heyman, the United... Read on →

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ROTC Ceremony Commissions 15 Officers

May 18, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Fifteen Niagara University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony held May 15, 2015, in NU’s Gallagher Center. This marks the 74th consecutive year that members of NU’s Purple Eagle Battalion have taken the oath of... Read on →

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Doctor-Philanthropist Receives Caritas Medal During BPS Commencement in Ontario

January 23, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

It’s unlikely that a single member of the capacity crowd inside the Toronto Centre for the Arts on Wednesday night expected graduation keynote speaker Dr. Andrew A. Simone to begin his address by singing “His Name is Wonderful.” They probably didn’t presume him that he’d break into song two more... Read on →

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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 →

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ROTC Ceremony Commissions 13 Officers

May 13, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Thirteen Niagara University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony held May 9, 2014, in NU’s Gallagher Center. Another two Niagara ROTC cadets will be commissioned this summer as part of the class of 2014. This marks the 73rd... Read on →

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Senior Medal Awarded to Kimberly Vona

May 13, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

As part of Niagara University’s weekend commencement exercises, the university awarded the Senior Medal to Kimberly Sarah Vona. The Senior Medal is awarded annually to the student with the highest grade point average of the graduating seniors. Vona was presented with a bachelor of science in marketing during the commencement... Read on →

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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 →

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Father James J. Maher, C.M., Inaugurated as 26th President of Niagara University

April 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was formally inaugurated as Niagara University’s 26th president during a ceremony held April 4, 2014, in the Gallagher Center. The event served as the centerpiece of a full week of activities intended to celebrate the university’s rich heritage of academic excellence and community service. View... Read on →

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Retired Canadian Air Force Captain Receives Caritas Medal During BPS Commencement

January 31, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education held its seventh commencement in Ontario on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts in North York. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, conferred the degree of bachelor of professional studies in education on 177 graduates during the... Read on →

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