Twelve Niagara University graduate students and one doctoral candidate received certificates for outstanding achievement in their field of study during an event held May 12 in the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences.

“Many of you are going home or moving around the globe to start your careers and you are taking Niagara with you – in your heart as well as with the knowledge that you now have,” Dr. Chandra Foote, interim dean of NU’s College of Education, told the awardees. “You’re going to be able to carry on that Vincentian spirit of service to others, and we thank you in advance for doing that.”

The event was coordinated by the university’s Graduate Student Council.

Congratulations to the following students:

Outstanding Graduate Student in Master of Science in Sport Management

  • Tyler James Ferguson

Best Capstone

  • Ismet Akcin

Jay Albanese Award

  • Aidan O. Stuart

Outstanding Graduate Student in School Counseling

  • Andrea CarolAnn Nicolia

Outstanding Graduate Student in Initial Teacher Education

  • Amanda L. Mick

Outstanding Graduate Student in Advanced Teacher Education

  • Jill Marilyn Maier

Outstanding Graduate Student in Educational Leadership

  • Tracy A. Largett

Outstanding Graduate Student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • Joseph Aaron Jaeger

Outstanding Graduate Student in School Psychology

  • Rachel Marie Duvall

Rev. Dr. Stephen J. Denig, C.M., Memorial Award

  • Elissa Good Smith

Outstanding Doctoral Student Award

  • Amanda Careena Fernandes

Outstanding MBA Graduate Student

  • Thomas Gross

Outstanding MSF Graduate Student

  • Daniel Bradley Miller

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