Category / Graduate Education & Counseling

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 →

Honorees

Niagara University Recognizes Educational Leaders During 2014 Awards Dinner

October 9, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education recognized the contributions of seven educational leaders from the Western New York and Southern Ontario communities during its annual professional recognition ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 9. The event took place at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Dr. Roger J. Klatt (Educational Leader of the Year) currently... Read on →

Hodges and Moore

Scholarship Established in Memory of Two in NU’s Mental Health Counseling Program

September 9, 2014  |  by Lisa McMahon

The Rev. Michael T. Mazurchuk, C.M., and Dr. Morgan C. Brooks made significant contributions to Niagara University’s clinical mental health counseling program. Father Mazurchuk, a student, was a skilled clinician who was quick to befriend everyone he met. Dr. Brooks, a professor, was an innovative educator who fostered deep... Read on →

STEM Camp

National Grid-Sponsored Camp Opens Girls’ Eyes to STEM Professions

August 14, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

According to US2020, there will be 1.2 million job openings in the United States in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields by 2018, with a significant shortage of qualified applicants to fill them. Right around that same time, the students currently participating in a STEM Camp offered through Niagara University’s College of... Read on →

Maher in Haiti

Father Maher, NU Faculty Members Visit Haitian School Founded by Alumnus

August 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

A Niagara University alumnus who spearheaded the development of a world-class school in Haiti is receiving reinforcements from his alma mater this week. In 2010, Ed Brennan sought to build a sustainable school complex for the children of Saint Marc, Haiti, an area that was devastated by a catastrophic earthquake... Read on →

Maher PEP Camp

Father Maher Reads Children’s Story to Literacy Program Participants

August 4, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara Falls City School District students participating in Niagara University’s Primary Enhancement Program got a special treat today when the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, read them Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids. Twenty-five students in grades 1-4 from Harry... Read on →

Niagara University, SuOn College Sign Memorandum of Understanding

June 16, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University and SuOn College agreed to a memorandum of understanding on academic exchange during a signing ceremony held in Toronto on May 23, 2014. The MOU was signed by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University; Gary Chen, president of SuOn College; Dr. Xiaobo Yang, SuOn’s... Read on →

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