Niagara University senior Chris Rhue accepts the United Way of Greater Niagara’s Volunteer of the Year Award from Connie Brown, UWGN president and CEO.

Niagara University senior Chris Rhue was presented with the United Way of Greater Niagara’s Volunteer of the Year Award on Friday, April 12, at the organization’s 9th Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast at the Wurlitzer Event Center in North Tonawanda, N.Y.

Rhue, an accounting major from Lewiston, N.Y., first became involved with the United Way as a junior in high school, when he obtained an internship with the organization through the Academy of International Business and Finance. He then joined its board as one of its youngest members and has held a number of positions, most recently serving as treasurer.

In addition to his work with the United Way, Rhue was honored for the way in which he advocates for the Niagara region, donating his time and efforts to help build the community and make it a better environment through several volunteer ventures.



Founded by the Vincentian community in 1856, Niagara University is a comprehensive institution, blending the best of a liberal arts and professional education, grounded in our values-based Catholic tradition. Its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Hospitality and Tourism Management offer programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral level.

As the first Vincentian university established in the United States, Niagara prepares students for personal and professional success while emphasizing service to the community in honor of St. Vincent de Paul. Niagara’s institutional commitment to service-learning has led to its inclusion on the President’s Honor Roll for Community Service every year since its inception in 2006, and its recognition with the Carnegie Foundation’s Classification for Community Engagement.

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