Niagara Universisty senior communication studies major Dominic Hannon is pictured in front of a new history wall he helped design at Family & Children’s Service of Niagara. Hannon is accompanied by Jennifer Tresch, the agency's director of development, and Kenneth A. Sass, president and CEO.

The dedication of a new history wall at Family & Children’s Service of Niagara this past Wednesday, Dec. 7, resulted principally through the tireless work of Niagara University communication studies major Dominic Hannon.

Hannon, a senior from Buffalo, was tasked with developing a visual display to showcase the nonprofit’s 121 years of service to the Niagara Falls community.

To bring the project to fruition, Hannon worked closely with administrators at Family & Children’s Service of Niagara, including Kenneth A. Sass, president and CEO, and Jennifer Tresch, director of development.

“The history wall explores the different steps that the agency took in order to help individuals in the Niagara community over time,” Hannon said. “It really depicts the evolution of service that the agency has offered over the years.”

Since 1895, Family & Children’s Service of Niagara, a private, nonprofit family service agency, has provided a wide range of services “to support and empower children, adults and families facing challenges by providing quality human services throughout the Greater Niagara Area.” Its services assist people at every stage of the life cycle: expectant parents to parenting the young child; family help during the teen years; and help for youth and adults dealing with mental health or other chronic illness, and domestic violence.

Hannon became involved with Family & Children’s Service of Niagara through his participation in Niagara University’s Vincentian Scholars program, an intensive service-learning experience that empowers highly qualified undergraduate students to alleviate poverty and social injustice. The scholarship program was launched in 2010 through a generous gift from James, ’57, and Mary Glynn and their family.

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