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Patrick J. Whalen has been named interim director of the Niagara Global Tourism Institute.

Patrick Whalen Named Interim Director of Niagara Global Tourism Institute

November 19, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Patrick J. Whalen, former chief operating officer of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc., has been named interim director of the Niagara Global Tourism Institute, effective immediately. A comprehensive search to fill the position on a permanent basis will begin in the spring. The NGTI is a Niagara University-led initiative that... Read on →

Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, and Michael Freedman, NU’s associate director of public relations and manager of online content, have been chosen for Niagara County’s inaugural 12 Under 40 class.

Lowe, Freedman Chosen for Niagara County’s Inaugural ‘12 Under 40’ Class

November 5, 2015

Two Niagara University employees have been selected for Niagara County’s inaugural 12 Under 40 class, a group of young leaders who will be recognized Nov. 10 by the Niagara Gazette, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal and Leadership Niagara. Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, and Michael Freedman, NU’s associate director of... Read on →


Networking Event Allows Students to Rub Elbows with Accounting & Finance Pros

September 17, 2015

The excitement in the Castellani Art Museum was palpable. The front lobby was filled with more than 30 companies, each intent on scouting potential job candidates. The Meet the Accounting and Finance Professionals event that took place Tuesday was loud, energetic and exactly what Niagara University is all about: professionalism. Students... Read on →

Michael H. Ackerman, '80

Michael Ackerman Appointed Associate Director of Nursing

September 9, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Michael H. Ackerman, DNS, has been named the associate director of the School of Nursing at Niagara University. He is a 1980 NU graduate. Dr. Ackerman is a doctorally prepared nurse practitioner with a strong clinical, educational and research background who has created both the Sovie Center of Advanced Practice... 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 →

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 →

Valerie C. Nolan

Valerie Nolan Named Director of Sponsored Programs and Foundation Relations

July 29, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Valerie C. Nolan has been named director of sponsored programs and foundation relations at Niagara University, effective July 29. Working collaboratively with senior university administrators and faculty, Nolan will provide leadership and oversight of a comprehensive system for obtaining, managing and stewarding external grant support for institutional priorities and professorial... Read on →

Niagara University faculty members earning tenure and promotion include, clockwise from top-left, Dr. Shannon Hodges, Ed Hutton, Dr. Anna McNab, Dr. Douglas Tewksbury, Dr. Christopher Wright and Christopher Aquino. Not pictured: Dr. Jinyan Huang, Dr. John Keller, Dr. Shannon Risk and Dr. Joseph Scarcelli.

Faculty Members Granted Tenure and Promotion

May 20, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Board of Trustees granted tenure and approved a slate of promotions to several faculty members during a meeting held May 6, 2015. Shannon Hodges, Ph.D., and Jinyan Huang, Ph.D., both faculty members of Niagara’s College of Education, were promoted to full professor. Dr. Hodges also earned tenure. The following... Read on →

Career Expo

Career Expo Set for March 25

March 17, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is hosting a Career Expo on Wednesday, March 25, from 1-3:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Center gym. More than 70 employers will be on campus looking to hire college students, new graduates and young professionals for full-time, part-time, internship and summer opportunities. Attendees are encouraged to dress professionally and... Read on →

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