Category / Graduate Education & Counseling

Sigma Alpha Sigma

Sigma Alpha Sigma, ‘Who’s Who’ Honors Students for 2015

April 15, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Sigma Alpha Sigma, the undergraduate honor society of Niagara University, inducted new members during its 82nd annual tapping ceremony on April 14, 2015, at the Castellani Art Museum. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., university president, inducted 32 students into Sigma Alpha Sigma, a selective society established by the Niagara Class... Read on →

Forum on Mental Health and Criminal Justice Draws Nearly 100 Attendees

April 1, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

People with mental illnesses are far more likely to be victims of violent crime than perpetrators of it, despite portrayals depicted by the entertainment and news media. Such awareness and other relevant information was shared as part of a panel discussion on mental health and the criminal justice system held... Read on →

Graduate Week

NU’s First-Ever Graduate School Week a Success

April 1, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Graduate School Week (March 23-28) was a new initiative that targeted and encouraged undergraduate students to explore graduate school opportunities and post-grad options at Niagara University. This program also featured opportunities for current graduate students to connect to the university in an effort to further develop a graduate culture... Read on →

Joshua Prieur, ’08, M.S.Ed.’10, spoke during a visit to campus about how his Niagara University education helped him secure a dean of students position in Boca Raton, Fla.

Alumnus Summons ‘Power of NU Degree’ to Land School Administrator Position

March 31, 2015

Joshua Prieur, ’08, M.S.Ed.’10, has achieved his dream of becoming a school administrator just a few short years after earning his master’s degree in literacy. And he’s still amazed at how it all came about. “It’s been a wild ride,” he admits. The Ontario, Canada, native came to Niagara with a... Read on →

Clark Davis and Andrea Nicolia

NU Education Students Selected to Facilitate Leadership Training at Harvard and UCLA

March 31, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Two Niagara University graduate students are among eight selected by Kappa Delta Pi to facilitate leadership training this summer to students in grades 6-12 from 140 countries. Clark Davis, a graduate student in Niagara’s middle childhood and adolescence education program, and Andrea Nicolia, a school counseling graduate student, are recipients of... Read on →

Debra Colley, Ph.D.

Dr. Colley Presents Recommendations on edTPA to State Board of Regents

March 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Debra A. Colley, dean of Niagara University’s College of Education, appeared before the New York State Board of Regents at its March 16-17 meetings to present recommendations from the statewide task force on the edTPA. The recommendations resulted from the deliberations of the appointed edTPA Task Force, which was... Read on →

Kennedy and Mason

NU Student Overcomes Adversity to Win National Fellowship Award in Gerontology

March 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

“Nontraditional” doesn’t even begin to describe Niagara University student Kimberly Kennedy. The 32-year-old senior has already withstood more trials than many people endure in a lifetime. Kennedy grew up in Centralia, Wash., without the presence of a father. When she was 13, her mother was brutally murdered, leaving Kennedy and... Read on →

Debra Colley, Ph.D.

Dr. Debra Colley Earns Community Leader Award in Education

January 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Debra Colley, dean of Niagara University’s College Education, received the Community Leader Award in Education on Wednesday from the National Federation of Just Communities of Western New York. Dr. Colley was recognized during the NFJC’s annual awards luncheon at the Buffalo Convention Center. The Community Leaders Awards recognize individuals/organizations in... Read on →

Simone

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 →

Hungary

In Hungary, Father Maher Presents Caritas Medal, Establishes Alumni Chapter

October 27, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

As the Berlin Wall was being razed in the early 1990s, Dr. Péter Forgách was watching closely from afar. The young, Hungarian-born medical doctor had been practicing ophthalmology in Buffalo for years yet remained concerned about his birth country’s capacity to establish an effective democratic government. In 1994, Dr. Forgách and... Read on →

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