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Military Friendly

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 →

Reed - CULP

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 →

Caleb Chin

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 →

SVO Disc Golf

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 →

ROTC Commissioning

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 →


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 →


NU Celebrates Veterans Day with Unveiling of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden Plaque

November 12, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

World War I concluded when an armistice went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. One year later, President Woodrow Wilson commemorated the event by declaring Nov. 11 Armistice Day, the forerunner to Veterans Day. Due to the national holiday falling... Read on →


Nine ROTC Cadets Earn Placement on National Order of Merit List

October 11, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

With last week’s results in from the 2013 Army Cadet Command Accessions Board, Niagara University’s ROTC program continues to extend its distinguished record of achievement. Nine cadets from the Second Brigade, Purple Eagle Battalion made the National Order of Merit List by placing in the top 20 percent of competitors: Andrew... Read on →

Troops to Teachers

Retired Army Col. to Speak About Troops to Teachers Program

September 26, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Retired Col. Vanessa D. Barron, a 31-year veteran of the United States Army and 1978 Niagara University graduate, will return to her alma mater Oct. 4 to speak about the federally-funded Troops to Teachers program. Troops to Teachers (TTT) is a national program designed to transition eligible military personnel to... Read on →

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