Category / Graduate Education & Counseling


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 →

National Grid again sponsored a series of children's STEM camps at Niagara University this summer. The programs, open to children ages 5-7, children in grades 3-8, and a Young Women’s Camp for girls in grades 6-9, engaged students in the practical application of science, technology, engineering and math.

STEM Career Preparation for Children Prioritized by Niagara University

August 8, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

When the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was invested as Niagara University’s 26th president, he stated in his inaugural address that the Catholic and Vincentian institution would become an even greater regional partner by forging a “distinctive role in STEM education, computer science, logistics and other fields that support... 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 →


Family Literacy Center Presenting Free Children’s Stories at Canalside

July 13, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Ultimate Author’s Chair is a new family event that is being be held at Canalside this summer. And thanks to Niagara University’s Family Literacy Center, select faculty, teachers, librarians, pre-service teachers and local authors will be reading stories to children there every Thursday morning through Aug. 25. Each free... Read on →

Dr. Timothy Ireland, Niagara University's interim provost, signs a memorandum of understanding with Mark R. Laurrie, superintendent of the Niagara Falls City School District, and Paul J. Casseri, superintendent of Lewiston-Porter Central Schools.

NU Formalizes Partnerships with Niagara Falls, Lew-Port School Districts

June 30, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A memorandum of understanding signed today formalized longstanding partnerships between Niagara University and the Niagara Falls and Lewiston-Porter school districts. Dr. Timothy Ireland, NU’s interim provost, signed the MOUs with Mark R. Laurrie and Paul J. Casseri, the superintendents for the Niagara Falls and Lew-Port school districts, respectively. Niagara University will... Read on →


Niagara University Named 2016-17 ‘College of Distinction’

June 14, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is one of only 10 Catholic colleges and universities in New York state – and 76 nationwide – to be selected to the 2016-17 list of top academic institutions by Colleges of Distinction. Published annually, the Colleges of Distinction list is based upon exemplary commitment to four distinctions: engaged... Read on →

Pictured, from left, are Jeff Metz, president and CEO of Metz Culinary Management; John P. Rumschik, ’77, NU Trustee; Dr. Debra Colley, executive vice president of NU; Senator Robert G. Ortt; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; Assemblyman John D. Ceretto, and NU student Andrew Hayes.

Niagara University Breaks Ground on Renovated Dining Facility

June 3, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University broke ground today on an $8 million renovation and expansion of its dining facility located at Clet Hall. The new, 20,000-square-foot Clet Dining Commons will open this fall with numerous improvements, including: An open kitchen concept with new food preparation and serving areas. New seating options, including banquette/booth... Read on →

Chandra Foote, Ph.D.

Dr. Chandra Foote Named Dean of Education at Niagara University

June 2, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Chandra J. Foote has been appointed dean of the College of Education at Niagara University, effective June 1. Dr. Foote has been serving as interim dean of the college since Dr. Debra A. Colley was promoted to executive vice president of the university last August. “Dr. Foote embodies Niagara University’s... Read on →

Denise Góñez-Santos, executive director of the Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network's West region, holds up a framed conference poster with Dr. Debra Colley, executive vice president of Niagara University.

State Conference on Bilingual Education Reinforces NU’s Global Learning Vision

May 26, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s full embrace of international students under the three-year tenure of its president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., is well-documented. Niagara presently ranks second in Western New York in terms of enrolled international students (according to Business First) and, in January, established the Edward A. Brennan Center for... Read on →

Kathleen Wong, Ph.D.

Dr. Wong Earns Award from Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association

May 26, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Kathleen Wong, an adjunct faculty member of Niagara University’s College of Education in Ontario, has been selected by the Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association (CERA) to receive the 2016 R.W.B. Jackson Award. The award is given for the most outstanding English-language article in each volume of the Canadian Journal of... Read on →

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