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NU President, Students Complete Ice Bucket Challenge

NU President, Students Complete Ice Bucket Challenge

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, along with a couple hundred NU students, Sunday afternoon at Niagara Field.

Father Maher was challenged by the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul University. DePaul, like Niagara, is a Vincentian institution. Father Holtschneider graduated from Niagara University in 1985, and later served as executive vice president of his alma mater from 2000-2004.

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Two Directors

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Two Directors

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has appointed two new members to its leadership team. Meichle Latham has been named Director of School Based Services and Maria Picone has been named Director of the Family and Community Services Department, formerly known as the Metropolitan District Service Department.

Dennis Walczyk, Catholic Charities Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to promote Maria and Meichle to these leadership positions, and look forward to the expertise, passion, and energy they will bring to their new and increased responsibilities.”

As Director of School Based Services, Latham is responsible for overseeing the organization’s services currently delivered to Catholic, public and charter schools in Erie and Niagara counties. She also will establish and maintain connections with educational partners and work to expand services to schools not being served.

World-Traveled Culinary Expert Oliver Wolf Joins Seneca Resorts & Casinos as Executive Chef

World-Traveled Culinary Expert Oliver Wolf Joins Seneca Resorts & Casinos as Executive Chef

Germany native brings 25+ years of experience at Marriott International properties
throughout the U.S. and Germany, as well as resorts in Bermuda and Dubai

 

Jasper Adams Named Automotive Service Excellence Instructor of the Year

Jasper Adams Named Automotive Service Excellence Instructor of the Year

 

Jasper Adams, automotive technology teacher at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, has been named to Automotive Service Excellence’s (ASE’s) inaugural class of Instructors of the Year.  

Adams has been teaching at Orleans/Niagara BOCES for 22 years and was recently honored along with nine other recipients at the ASE Industry Education Alliance Instructor Training Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

The Resource Training Center, S.E.R.V. Niagara Announce Scholarship Recipients

 

Two local veterans have been awarded scholarships through the Gary L. Valeri Scholarship Program by The Resource Training Center of Amherst and S.E.R.V. Niagara. The scholarship, named after the former husband of S.E.R.V. Niagara’s founder who lost his long battle with addiction, will help train veterans to work as Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC). 

Niagara University Finance Professor Scales South American Volcano

Niagara University Finance Professor Scales South American Volcano

While many were reveling in the yearly celebration of America’s birthday, a Niagara University assistant professor was climbing one of the world’s tallest active volcanoes.

Ed Hutton, assistant professor of finance and director of NU’s Financial Services Laboratory, reached the summit of Cotopaxi, a stratovolcano in Ecuador’s Andes Mountains, around 11:30 a.m. on July 4, 2014.

Daemen Student is First-Ever Intern in Village Mayor’s Office

Daemen Student is First-Ever Intern in Village Mayor’s Office

Daemen College student Amy Grimes is gaining valuable experience this summer as the first-ever intern in the Village of Williamsville Mayor’s Office, a role that’s giving her the opportunity to assist with a historic preservation project and a major community development initiative.

“We are extremely pleased to have Amy on board and to be a part of enhancing her educational experience and professional development by engaging her in the work of village government,” said Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa. “In the few weeks she’s been with us, her contributions to our office have already had a positive impact.”