The 37th Day of Recognition was held by Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Hundreds of Niagara University students were honored for their achievements as undergraduates during the event, which was presided over by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president.

The 2017 Day of Recognition featured remarks from Father Maher and Dr. Peter Butera, interim dean of the college, as well as comments from Dr. Robert Kane, the college’s associate dean; and Kelly Fitzpatrick, a senior majoring in Spanish and hospitality and tourism management.

“The beauty of the place will be outdone only by the beauty of the conversations, by that miracle thing community,” Fitzpatrick said, borrowing a passage from Jamie Tworkowski’s best-selling book, If You Feel Too Much. “The community that we have here is truly unique. It is a community based on support, learning, growth, friendship and service. It is a community where some of the best and brightest in their fields teach us and inspire us. It is a community that cares for one another, the poor, the marginalized and the globe. It is a community that recognizes each student as an individual, and not as a number that blends in in a lecture hall of hundreds of other students.”

Faculty members recognized this year included Dr. Kane (Faculty Excellence in Service Award), Dr. William Cliff (Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award), Dr. Carrie Teresa (Full-time Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching) and David Schoen (Part-time Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching).

The list of student-awardees can be accessed by clicking here.

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