Downs, Craig & Lisa Rivera Join 27 Students as New Inductees of Graduate Honor Society

May 5, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

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    A recitation of the Kappa Gamma Pi pledge takes place after the induction of new members.

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Twenty-seven Niagara University students were inducted into Kappa Gamma Pi, the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society, during a ceremony held May 2, 2014, in St. Vincent’s Hall.

Three honorary inductees – Tim Downs, Ph.D., provost and chief academic officer; Craig Rivera, Ph.D., associate professor of criminal justice; and Lisa Rivera, academic counselor – were also welcomed into Kappa Gamma Pi.

2014 Kappa Gamma Pi program

The purpose of Kappa Gamma Pi is to strive for a high standard of personal Christian excellence, service and scholarship among members; to encourage individual and group initiative and participation in local and national church and secular affairs; and to awaken a spirit of Christian leadership among the undergraduates of Kappa affiliated colleges and universities.

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Congratulations to the inductees:

  • Lauren Agnello (Youngstown, N.Y.)
    • Master of Business Administration
  • Lisa Carruthers (Niagara Falls, N.Y.)
    • Master of Science/Special Education 1-6
  • Meghan Couche (Williamsville, N.Y.)
    • Master of Science/Education
  • Michael Daloia (Lewiston, N.Y.)
    • Master of Arts/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Kelly Deneka (Cheektowaga, N.Y)
    • Master of Science/School Psychology
  • Morgaine Enfiejian (Grand Island, N.Y.)
    • Master of Arts/Education
  • Nadine Fearon (Thornhill, Ontario)
    • Master of Science/Education 5-12
  • Lisa Fedorovitch (Ontario, Canada)
    • Master of Science/Education Birth-6
  • Michael Freedman (Niagara Falls, N.Y.)
    • Master of Business Administration
  • Paschal Frisina III (Amherst, N.Y.)
    • Master of Arts/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Victoria Gilliland (Cazenovia, N.Y.)
    • Master of Science/Special Education 1-6
  • Latise Hairston (Buffalo, N.Y.)
    • Ph.D./Leadership and Policy
  • Elizabeth Heckert (Tonawanda, N.Y.)
    • Master of Science/School Psychology
  • Anadilson Ferreira Junior (Niagara Falls, N.Y.)
    • Master of Business Administration
  • Kyuweon Kang (Niagara Falls, N.Y.)
    • Master of Science/Literacy Instruction
  • Christina Marie Knapp (Lockport, N.Y.)
    • Master of Science/Literacy Instruction
  • Megan Leminger (Cheektowaga, N.Y.)
    • Master of Science/Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Kristin Lewis (Niagara Falls, N.Y.)
    • Master of Science/Educational Leadership
  • Andrew Mencer (Hamburg, N.Y.)
    • Master of Science/Special Education 7-12
  • Meagan Millar-Kurilovitch (Niagara Falls, N.Y.)
    • Master of Science/Education Birth-6
  • Lindsay Millar (Port Robinson, Ontario)
    • Master of Business Administration
  • Julia Milmine (St. Catharines, Ontario)
    • Master of Science/Social Studies Education 5-12
  • Tanya Moore (Buffalo, N.Y.)
    • Certificate in School District Business Leader
  • Caitlin Riegel (Getzville, N.Y.)
    • Master of Science/Special Education 7-12
  • Stephanie Rocha (Mississauga, Ontario)
    • Master of Science/Criminal Justice Administration
  • Stanfill Marcus Stanfill (Medina, N.Y.)
    • Master of Science/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Nicholas Trigilio (Lockport, N.Y)
    • Master of Science/Sports Management

Kappa, gamma and pi are the initial letters of the Greek phrase that means “Catholic Women Leaders.” The original name has been retained because of its importance in the society’s history. However, both non-Catholics and men are welcomed to the membership of Kappa Gamma Pi each year.

Membership in Kappa Gamma Pi is a promise for the future, to continue in service to church and community. Members are chosen because they have already demonstrated this commitment, and are expected to continue in this leadership role after graduation.

To learn more about the graduate programs offered at Niagara University, please call 716.286.8769 or visit www.niagara.edu/graduate.