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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 →

ROTC

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 →

Senior Medal

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 →

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 →

Maher

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 →

Big Canoe, Maher

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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Niagara University Celebrates Commencement 2013

May 18, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara’s commencement exercises began on Thursday, May 9, with the graduate students. Keynote speaker Kenneth D. Taylor, the former Canadian ambassador to Iran who helped orchestrate the escape of six Americans from captivity during the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979, received an honorary degree, along with William Lishman, an... Read on →

Kathy and Aaron Sydor

Mother and Son to Graduate from Niagara University this Saturday

May 10, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

When Aaron Sydor receives his undergraduate diploma this Saturday afternoon, his mother, Kathy, won’t be waiting at the other side of the stage to congratulate him. Instead, she’ll be right behind him, joining her son as a member of the Niagara University Class of 2013. It’ll be a banner day... Read on →

Commencement Honorees

Commencement Honorees Include Father Levesque, Bishop Malone, Ambassador Taylor and Nik Wallenda

May 6, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., is slated to speak during Niagara University’s second undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11. It will be the final graduating class that he will address as president of Niagara University. Father Levesque will step down from the President’s Office this summer after spending... Read on →

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, Niagara University president, stands alongside honorary degree recipient Mike Holmes during NU's Graduate Commencement, which was held May 13, 2012.

Niagara University’s Commencement Ceremonies Return to Campus

May 16, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

For the first time in several years, all Niagara University students were able to conclude their undergraduate careers at the same place they started them: Monteagle Ridge. Since moving graduation off-campus in 1976 in favor of more spacious locales like the former Niagara Falls Convention Center and the University at... Read on →

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