The death of a white oak tree that has stood on the south side of the Niagara University campus since the late 1800s has not gone unnoticed and, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Mark Gallo, biology professor and co-chair of the university’s sustainability committee, it will continue to enhance Monteagle Ridge as a sculpture of--what else--an eagle!

20181106 Eagle Carving 0009 for webWith the support of Judith Quigley Ruse, a 1969 alumna of the College of Nursing and a member of NU’s board of advisors, Dr. Gallo contacted Clair Talbot, owner of Critter Crossing Creations, to carve the majestic bird. 

20181218 EagleCarving 0005 for web2Over the course of a week, the eagle took shape, and now stands proudly looking eastward, toward a bright future for itself and Niagara for many years to come.

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