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Hundreds of students attended a 'Take Back the Night' event that Niagara University held in April. NU will hold another domestic violence awareness event, this time in conjunction with the Red Flag Campaign, on Oct. 27.

Niagara University Hosting ‘Surviving…Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art’

October 21, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A viewing of artwork created by survivors of domestic violence will serve as the centerpiece of an Oct. 27 event at Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum called “Surviving…Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art.” The event, which is being held in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, begins at 5... Read on →


NU Professor, Alumna Team to Publish College and University Counseling Manual

August 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Who better to compose a handbook on campus mental health than a tenured clinical mental health professor, a recent doctoral graduate in counseling psychology and a practicing university psychologist? Dr. Shannon J. Hodges, a professor of counseling at Niagara University, teamed with one of his former students, Dr. Kimber Shelton,... Read on →


Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Receives CACREP Accreditation

July 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s clinical mental health counseling program has received accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Accreditation by CACREP, which is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, provides confirmation that the content and quality of an educational program has... 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 →

Bob Wieland

Vietnam Vet Bob Wieland to Speak at NU on Veterans Day

October 20, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will celebrate Veterans Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, through a series of activities, punctuated by a keynote address from Vietnam War veteran Bob “Mr. Inspiration” Wieland. Wieland, one of the country’s foremost inspirational speakers, will speak at 4 p.m. at the Castellani Art Museum on the university’s campus.... Read on →

New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was at Niagara University on Oct. 5, 2015, to speak about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Enough is Enough” initiative.

New York Lt. Gov. Hochul Visits NU to Address ‘Enough is Enough’ Sexual Assault Legislation

October 5, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Nineteen percent of women and 6 percent of men in college will be victims of attempted or completed sexual assault in the course of their undergraduate careers, according to a study funded by the National Institute of Justice. “Enough is Enough,” a piece of legislation signed into law by New... Read on →

Eric Weaver, founder of 'Overcoming the Darkness,' served as the keynote speaker for Saturday's mental health conference.

Nearly 200 Attend Mental Health Conference at NU

September 21, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Nearly 200 individuals – from Niagara University and the greater Buffalo-Niagara community – participated in Changing Our Minds: A Mental Health Summit, which was held Saturday in the Castellani Art Museum. Tasked with fighting stigma, apprising people about the signs of mental illness and teaching methods to support someone into... Read on →

Pictured at Saturday's fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are, from left, Jenna Witkowski, LMSW, Diane Marchietti, both of the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, and Niagara University students Samantha Lamar and Jordan Aldred. Students not pictured: Aja Ruff and Amy Love.

NU Students Participate in American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Fundraiser

September 16, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Four students from Niagara University’s clinical mental health counseling program participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walk, which was held last weekend in Delaware Park. Jordan Aldred, Samantha Lamar, Amy Love and Aja Ruff volunteered their time in the rain and cold to support... 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 →

Dr. Shannon Hodges is pictured with the staff of one of the childcare centers where he volunteered during a service trip to South Africa.

Dr. Shannon Hodges Volunteers Counseling Expertise in South Africa

June 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Shannon Hodges, professor and coordinator of Niagara University’s clinical mental health counseling program, spent four weeks performing volunteer work in South Africa during May and June. He volunteered his counseling, training and consultation services in six different orphanages, making 18 presentations (ranging from 1-5 hours apiece) and assisting... Read on →

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