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Army ROTC Awards Ceremony | 04.27.17

ROTC Cadets Recognized During Spring 2017 Awards Ceremony

May 1, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University ROTC program held its annual spring awards ceremony at the Castellani Art Museum on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Congratulations to the following cadets: American Legion Frederic F Cadille Post 1664 Award Evan Shank and Nathan Watkins Stephen Sikora Unit 1322 Award Connor Edbauer American Legion Auxiliary Tonawandas Unit 264 Award... Read on →

Day of Recognition 2017

37th Annual Day of Recognition Celebrates NU’s College of Arts & Sciences

April 26, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

The 37th Day of Recognition was held by Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences on Friday, April 21, 2017. Hundreds of Niagara University students were honored for their achievements as undergraduates during the event, which was presided over by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president. The 2017 Day... Read on →

Niagara University Makes Military Times’ List of Best Colleges for Veterans

November 10, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is one of the nation’s top institutions when it comes to embracing America’s veterans as students, according to comprehensive results released by Military Times. NU is included in the Military Times’ “Best for Vets: Colleges 2017” rankings, which factors in school-by-school assessments of veteran and military student services... Read on →

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Niagara University ROTC Program Places in Top 10% on Outcome Metrics List

October 27, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Army ROTC program placed in the top 10 percent on the National Accessions Outcome Metrics List, based on results released Oct. 20 by the United States Army Cadet Command. The Outcome Metrics List ranks each of the country’s nearly 5,500 Army senior cadets on academic performance, leadership and... Read on →

ROTC Ceremony Commissions 16 Officers

May 16, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Sixteen Niagara University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony held May 13, 2016, in NU’s Gallagher Center. This marks the 75th consecutive year that members of NU’s Purple Eagle Battalion have taken the oath of office. The oath was... Read on →

Dr. Timothy Ireland

Dr. Tim Ireland Chosen for UAlbany School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Award

May 11, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Timothy Ireland, dean of Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been chosen as a recipient of the University at Albany School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Ireland will deliver an address during the school’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, in Page Hall Auditorium on... Read on →

ROTC Cadets Recognized During Spring 2016 Awards Ceremony

April 22, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University ROTC program held its annual spring awards ceremony at the Castellani Art Museum on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Congratulations to the following cadets: Middleport American Legion Post 938 Award: Dustin Schulz Niagara County Committee American Legion Auxiliary Award: Rochelle Thomas Leo Dolan Post 410 Award: Brian Duncan and Nathan Jaquith Wheatfield Post 1451 Award: Tyler... Read on →

Army Helicopters Land at NU to Transfer ROTC Cadets to Fort Drum

April 20, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

It was a unique spectacle at Niagara University on April 14 as four United States Army Blackhawk helicopters touched down on the university’s rugby pitch to escort ROTC cadets to Fort Drum for a military training exercise. The helicopters arrived at 1:30 p.m. to transfer 80-85 ROTC cadets from Niagara... Read on →

ROTC Program Holds Fall 2015 Awards Ceremony

November 24, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University ROTC program held its annual fall awards ceremony in Bisgrove Hall on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Attendees of the event included New York Senator Robert Ortt and the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University. ROTC Challenge Coin recipients: Nicholas Edwards Brianna Lynn Mariangela Mercurio Peter Raimondo Caroline Schettler CIET Award recipients: James... Read on →

Vietnam War veteran Bob Wieland is pictured with members of Niagara University's Student Veterans Organization.

Double Amputee Bob Wieland Stands Tall on Veterans Day at NU

November 18, 2015

Why would God send a man with no legs to encourage people to take a step of faith? It’s a pretty awesome question. At least that’s the question that Vietnam War veteran Bob Wieland asked the audience packed inside the Castellani Art Museum this past Wednesday (Veterans Day). Before joining the... Read on →

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