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BestForVets2016

NU Chosen by Military Times as a ‘Best for Vets’ College Destination

November 9, 2015  |  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 today by Military Times. NU is included in the Military Times’ “Best for Vets: Colleges 2016” rankings, which factors in school-by-school assessments of veteran and military student... Read on →

ROTC, Theatre Partner for Leadership Training Exercise

October 21, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A unique collaboration last weekend contributed to an enriching leadership training exercise for cadets in Niagara University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program. Five NU theatre majors acted as role players during Saturday’s portion of the ROTC weekend training exercise, which took place at Chestnut Ridge State Park in Orchard Park,... Read on →

Bob Wieland

Vietnam Vet Bob Wieland to Speak at NU on Veterans Day

October 20, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will celebrate Veterans Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, through a series of activities, punctuated by a keynote address from Vietnam War veteran Bob “Mr. Inspiration” Wieland. Wieland, one of the country’s foremost inspirational speakers, will speak at 4 p.m. at the Castellani Art Museum on the university’s campus.... Read on →

A portion of Route 75 was named in memory of Capt. John J. Levulis, '12, shown here being commissioned as a U.S. Army second lieutenant in May 2012.

Portion of State Route 75 Named in Honor of NU Grad John Levulis

October 7, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan and Assembly Member David J. DiPietro joined representatives of the New York State Department of Transportation in designating a portion of state Route 75 in the Town of Eden the “Captain John J. Levulis Memorial Highway.” A 2012 Niagara University graduate, Capt. Levulis is an... Read on →

NU Rises in U.S. News Rankings for 4th Straight Year, Also Listed as ‘Best Value,’ ‘Best for Veterans’

September 10, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University continued its ascent up U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings, climbing to No. 47 among regional universities in the 2016 edition of the magazine’s annual survey of “America’s Best Colleges.” This marks the fourth straight year that NU has moved up in the annual rankings. The Catholic... Read on →

New Niagara University students recite the NU Creed during the 2015 New Student Convocation.

Class of 2019 Welcomed to NU with New Student Convocation

August 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University professors care about their students. That was at the heart of the message delivered by Ed Hutton during Niagara University’s 13th annual New Student Convocation, held today in the Gallagher Center. The New Student Convocation, a Niagara tradition, is considered to be a bookend to commencement, and an... Read on →

Colley & Borgognoni

Dr. Debra Colley, Mary Borgognoni Appointed to New Leadership Positions

August 17, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Debra A. Colley is the new executive vice president at Niagara University, while Mary E. Borgognoni transitions to senior vice president for operations and finance at the Catholic and Vincentian institution. The promotions, which were announced earlier this month to the campus community, are official today.... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, is presented with the Trey Whitfield Foundation's 2015 Adult Honoree Award by event emcee Clifton Davis and members of the organization's board of trustees.

Trey Whitfield Foundation Honors Father Maher’s Commitment to Educational Access

July 29, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, was named a 2015 Adult Honoree by the Trey Whitfield Foundation during the organization’s 23rd annual awards dinner, which was held July 17 in Brooklyn. The Trey Whitfield Foundation Inc. was founded in 1989 to commemorate the life and spirit... Read on →

U.S. Veterans Magazine "Best of the Best"

U.S. Veterans Magazine Salutes NU’s Commitment to Service Members

June 8, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s commitment to embracing America’s military service members as students has been recognized once again, this time via inclusion on U.S. Veterans Magazine’s list of “Top Veteran-Friendly Schools.” The results were released June 4 as part of the magazine’s annual evaluation of the nation’s employers, initiatives, government agencies and... Read on →

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 →

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