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Kevin Macaulay receives his associate's degree from the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, and Dr. Timothy Ireland, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Fifty Years Later, Vietnam Veteran Earns Niagara University Degree

May 20, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The straight line that Kevin Macaulay walked across stage to receive his associate’s degree from Niagara University last Saturday was in stark contrast to the long and winding road that led him to that moment. Macaulay’s journey – beset with hope, heartbreak and heroism – began in 1965 when the Long... Read on →

Bohdan Pikas, professor of marketing, was inducted into the SALUTE honor society by Karl Hinterberger, assistant coordinator of veterans services.

Professor Pikas Inducted into Veterans Honor Society

May 6, 2015  |  by Melissa Heidt

Bohdan Pikas, professor of marketing, was an honorary inductee into the Niagara University chapter of the SALUTE veterans honor society during a ceremony held April 29, 2015. SALUTE is the national society of veterans who have excelled in their academic career and maintained the highest standards as a student, faculty,... Read on →

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Niagara University Named to Victory Media’s 2015 ‘Military Friendly Schools’ List

September 23, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds. NU has become a fixture in the Victory Media rankings, as well as other lists that recognize institutions that are doing the most to embrace America’s military... Read on →

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NU Continues Climb Up U.S. News Rankings, Also Listed as ‘Up-and-Comer,’ ‘Best Value,’ ‘Best for Veterans’

September 9, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is a high-value educational institution on the rise that serves military veterans well, according to rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. NU is listed 50th (up from 54th a year ago) among the colleges and universities in the top tier of institutions in the northern... Read on →

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ROTC Cadets Assist American Legion Boys State Program

August 26, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Eight individuals affiliated with Niagara University’s ROTC program, including six cadets, spent a week in June assisting the American Legion Boys State program at SUNY Morrisville. Cadets Jake Cary (of Victory, N.Y.), Brandon Forjone (Clifton Spring, N.Y.), Kyle Gelnett (Cleveland, N.Y.), Aaron McCarroll (Sidney, N.Y.), Jacob Streb (York, N.Y.) and... Read on →

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NU Alumnus Awarded Purple Heart

August 19, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Sgt. Benjamin H. Benally, a 2014 Niagara University graduate, was presented with a Purple Heart yesterday for injuries sustained while serving with the United States Army in Afghanistan. The presentation was made by Congressman Brian Higgins at the VA Western New York Health Center in Buffalo “For Sgt. Benally and many... Read on →

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Student-Vets Plan Second Annual Memorial Day Disc Golf Fundraiser

April 23, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University Student Veterans Organization will hold its second annual Memorial Day Disc Golf Tournament at Joseph Davis State Park on Saturday, May 24. All proceeds benefit the Sergeant Major Fred E. Kirtchen Memorial Scholarship Fund, which assists returning military veterans who are attending NU. Entry fees range from $20... Read on →

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Father James J. Maher, C.M., Inaugurated as 26th President of Niagara University

April 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was formally inaugurated as Niagara University’s 26th president during a ceremony held April 4, 2014, in the Gallagher Center. The event served as the centerpiece of a full week of activities intended to celebrate the university’s rich heritage of academic excellence and community service. View... Read on →

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Niagara University ROTC Named Top Program with MacArthur Award Selection

March 10, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s ROTC program was presented with the prestigious MacArthur Award this morning in recognition of its cadets’ performance during the 2012-2013 school year. Only eight schools are chosen from among the 273 senior ROTC units nationwide for the MacArthur Award, which is based on a combination of the achievement of... Read on →

Six Niagara University ROTC Cadets Rank in Top 20% of Nation

December 3, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Six Niagara University students are among the top 20 percent of the 5,479 ROTC cadets nationwide that were ranked via the United States Army Cadet Command’s Cadet Accessions and Branching Board. According to results released Nov. 20, seniors Kit Burdick (Oswego, N.Y.), Ethan Froelich (Albany, N.Y.), Mitchell Willie (Wappingers Falls,... Read on →

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