Scholarship Established in Memory of Two in NU’s Mental Health Counseling Program

September 9, 2014  |  by Lisa McMahon

Hodges and Moore

Dr. Shannon Hodges, left, and Danyelle Moore will run the Mighty Niagara half marathon on Sept. 20 to raise money established by Dr. Hodges and his wife, Shoshanna Cogan, in memory of Father Michael Mazurchuk, C.M., and Dr. Morgan C. Brooks.

The Rev. Michael T. Mazurchuk, C.M., and Dr. Morgan C. Brooks made significant contributions to Niagara University’s clinical mental health counseling program. Father Mazurchuk, a student, was a skilled clinician who was quick to befriend everyone he met. Dr. Brooks, a professor, was an innovative educator who fostered deep connections with her students. Tragically, both died too young.

To keep their memories alive for future students, associate professor of counseling Shannon Hodges established a scholarship in their names. The royalties from three of his books will go toward the scholarship fund, and on Sept. 20, he and Danyelle Moore, instructional support specialist, are running the Mighty Niagara half marathon to raise money for the project. “This is my way of helping to transform pain and sorrow and death into something positive for Niagara and its students,” he says.

The Rev. Michael T. Mazurchuk, C.M., ’80 and Morgan C. Brooks, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship will fund tuition for graduate students and graduate student professional development in the College of Education’s clinical mental health counseling program.

For more information about the scholarship, contact Dr. Hodges at 716.286.8328 or ude.aragainnull@segdohs. If you’d like to make a gift to the scholarship, or sponsor the run, contact Shana DiCamillo, donor relations coordinator, at 716.286.8297 or ude.aragainnull@ollimacids.

  • Mark Shaw

    This is so AWESOME!