Category / Veterans

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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Five NU Representatives to be Honored During Main Street Business Association’s Awards Dinner

November 15, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Five individuals with ties to Niagara University are being honored during the Main Street Business and Professional Association’s Annual Awards Dinner on Nov. 15. Dr. David Taylor, executive director of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., Institute for Civic Engagement, will receive the President’s Distinguished Service Award. After 12 years... Read on →

Niagara University Lauded By Military Times As A ‘Best For Vets’ College Destination

Niagara University Lauded by Military Times as a ‘Best for Vets’ College Destination

November 11, 2013  |  by Andrew Houle

Another high-profile, veteran-friendly organization has ranked Niagara University as one of the nation’s top institutions when it comes to embracing America’s veterans as students. Military Times – the family of publications that includes Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times – announced its “Best for Vets: Colleges... Read on →

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NU Designated as a ‘Military Friendly School’ for 2014

September 16, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Victory Media ranks Niagara University among the top 20 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. By being designated as a “Military Friendly School” for 2014... Read on →

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ROTC Cadets Stay Engaged During Summer Break

August 16, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

What a summer it was for the Purple Eagle Battalion. Students enrolled in Niagara University’s Army ROTC program performed very well during the 2013 Leadership Development and Assessment Course, and also participated in a number of internships and training programs to prepare them for leadership roles, both on- and off-campus. Leadership... Read on →

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Chin, Burdick Recognized During ROTC Leadership Training Program

July 18, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University ROTC cadet Caleb Chin earned the No. 2 ranking among approximately 500 of his peers during a 29-day leadership-infused training program designed to provide young men and women with the skills to become effective military leaders. Meanwhile, NU classmate Kit Burdick was ranked second in his LDAC platoon,... Read on →

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Memorial Day Disc Golf Tourney Benefits Kirtchen Scholarship, Student Vets Organization

June 14, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

It was last fall that Karl Hinterberger conceived the idea of a Memorial Day disc golf tournament to raise funds for Niagara University’s Sergeant Major Fred E. Kirtchen Memorial Scholarship Fund, as well as the institution’s Student Veterans Organization. With the NUSVO’s endorsement, Hinterberger got right to work, contacting Innova... Read on →

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Army ROTC Program Commissions 23 Officers

May 14, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Twenty-three Niagara University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets were commissioned second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony held May 10, 2013, in NU’s Gallagher Center. It marked the 72nd consecutive year that members of NU’s Purple Eagle Battalion have taken the oath of office. Upon completion of... Read on →

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ROTC Cadets Lauded for Academics, Fitness & Leadership

January 17, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

The results are in, and Niagara University’s ROTC program is still outstanding. As part of the Second ROTC Brigade Senior Leader Conference held Jan. 7-10, 2013, the Purple Eagle Battalion was recognized for achieving the highest overall average ranking on the 2012 National Accessions Order of Merit List within the... Read on →

A group of military officers and cadets - including NU junior Kit Burdick - are photographed outside of a foreign language department in Bulgaria. Burdick taught English to the officers there as part of his CULP deployment.

ROTC Cadets Reflect on Summer Spent in Cultural Immersion Program

December 4, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

A little more than a year ago, Kit Burdick applied for a Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) deployment to a foreign country. This past January, Burdick learned that he was being sent on a military-to-military training assignment in Bulgaria, a place he knew very little about. Prior to being... Read on →

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