Category / Graduate Education & Counseling

Pictured with winter items collected for Niagara Falls City School District families are NU Kappa Delta Pi officers Emily Kaufman, Zoe Pelletieri, Andrea Nicolia, Caitlin Riegel and Kelly Mayer.

NU Students Collect Winter Items for Abate School Families

November 24, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

More than 80 sets of winter clothing items collected by Niagara University students were delivered today to Harry F. Abate Elementary School in Niagara Falls. The hats, gloves and scarves were collected by members of NU’s Alpha Alpha Beta chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education. Most... Read on →


Dr. Shannon Hodges Publishing Counseling Practicum and Internship Manual for Grad Students

November 3, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Shannon J. Hodges, a professor of counseling at Niagara University, will soon publish the second edition of a best-selling guide to the practicum and internship experience, written expressly for graduate counseling students. The Counseling Practicum and Internship Manual, Second Edition, is set to be released in November. It is... Read on →

M.S.Ed. students Jessica Bialkowski and Andrea Nicolia accepted the Literacy Alive! gold award on behalf of a collaborative Halloween program that was presented by Niagara University and the New York Power Authority.

Niagara University, New York Power Authority Program Receives National Literacy Award

November 3, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A Halloween-themed children’s literacy program organized by Niagara University students and the New York Power Authority has been honored with one of five national Literacy Alive! gold awards from Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education. Andrea C. Nicolia, president of NU’s Alpha Alpha Beta chapter of Kappa... Read on →


NU Recognizes Educational Leaders During 2015 Awards Dinner

October 9, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education recognized the contributions of educational leaders from the Western New York and Southern Ontario communities during its annual professional recognition ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 8. The event took place at the Conference & Events Center Niagara Falls. National Grid (Special Recognition Award) was... Read on →

Alumni Hall

Graduate Studies Sets Fall 2015 Open House

October 9, 2015  |  by Amanda Werth

Niagara University is hosting a Graduate Studies Open House on Saturday, Nov. 7, in St. Vincent’s Hall for students interested in learning how a graduate degree can help them advance their career or start on an entirely new path. Check-in and breakfast starts at 9:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 10 a.m. Attendees will be able... 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 →


Niagara University Set to Celebrate Vincentian Heritage Week

September 14, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Vincentian Heritage Week, an annual celebration of Niagara University’s rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, will take place Sept. 21-27, 2015. Its theme this year is “Living Vincentian Locally & Globally.” Also known as Founder’s Week, Vincentian Heritage Week is a way... Read on →

The young Haitian students at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable express their appreciation to the Niagara University faculty and interns who served as camp instructors for seven weeks this summer.

NU Students Complete New Internship in Haitian School Founded by Alumnus

September 4, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

What is happening at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable is truly extraordinary. There is no educational institution like the one founded by 1978 Niagara University alumnus Edward J. Brennan in all of Haiti. Only a handful of private high schools in Port-au-Prince that cater almost exclusively to the most affluent... 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 →

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