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New Trustees - 2015

Brennan, Hutchinson, Klass Named to Board of Trustees

March 4, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Edward J. Brennan, ’78, Kathryn T. Hutchinson, Ph.D., and Cheryl A. Klass, RN, ’77, have been named to the Board of Trustees of Niagara University. Their elections were announced by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the university. Brennan is the retired chairman of DFS Group and founder... Read on →

DePaul Hall

Portions of Niagara University Campus Approved as Tax-Free Zones

March 4, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has received unanimous approval to have 24,409 square feet of its campus designated as a Start-Up NY tax-free zone. The university will now seek to attract eligible businesses that support its academic mission and whose priorities align with the strategic investment areas determined by the Western New York... Read on →

Father Kevin G. Creagh, C.M.

Father Creagh Named to ‘Irish Education 100’

February 18, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. Kevin G. Creagh, C.M., Niagara University’s vice president for university mission and ministry, has been named to the “Irish Education 100” by the Irish Voice newspaper. The “Irish Education 100,” now in its sixth year, honors leading educators of Irish descent. Father Creagh was named to his current position... Read on →

Niagara Global Tourism Institute

Niagara Global Tourism Institute Advisory Board Announced

February 16, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A 15-member advisory board formed to oversee a Niagara University-led initiative to transform the regional tourism industry was announced today. The Niagara Global Tourism Institute Advisory Board will be co-chaired by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, and Christopher Schoepflin, president and CEO of USA Niagara Development... Read on →

Father James J. Maher, C.M.

Biz First: Father Maher Among Western New York’s ‘Most Influential’

February 11, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s leader wields a significant amount of influence throughout Western New York, according to rankings published today in Business First. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, was included among the weekly newspaper’s 2015 “Power 250” – a list of the 250 men and women who (in... Read on →

Sister Anne Mary Dooley

Sister Anne Mary Dooley, SSJ, Passes Away

February 5, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Sister Anne Mary Dooley, SSJ, a longtime religious studies professor at Niagara University, passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. Sister Dooley was hired as a full-time instructor in NU’s religious studies department in September 1976 and retired as a full professor on May 11, 1996. During a portion of that time,... Read on →

Father James J. Maher, C.M.

Father Maher Named to NCAA Advisory Group

February 4, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference has announced that the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, will become the conference’s representative to the NCAA Presidential Advisory Group, part of the NCAA Division I governance structure. “Father Maher will be a tremendous asset to the MAAC on the NCAA... Read on →

Elizabeth George and Jimmy Smith, Ph.D.

Seahawks Fan Professor Leads NU Students to Super Bowl 49

January 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The nameless “12th man” the Seattle Seahawks frequently refer to just may be a Niagara University professor. Shortly after Dr. Jimmy Smith began working as a professor in NU’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management in the fall of 2013, he was asked to chaperone the college’s annual experiential learning... Read on →

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First Responder Disability Awareness Training Program Receives Tower Foundation Grant

January 29, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University First Responder Disability Awareness Training program has received an $85,000 grant from The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation to complete implementation of FRDAT training in Erie and Niagara counties. The one-year grant will enhance Niagara University’s efforts to move away from a direct training model of... Read on →

Best Campus

Niagara University Receives a ‘Best Campus in New York’ Rating

January 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The quality of Niagara University’s campus is among the top 2 percent in New York state, according to student rankings compiled by Niche.com. NU placed 20th out of the 943 colleges ranked – the highest ranking for any private institution in Western New York – based on nearly 795,000 student... Read on →

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