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Dr. Salvatore Passanese Receives the Jamieson Award at NCCC

Dr. Salvatore Passanese Receives the Jamieson Award at NCCC

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Dr. Salvatore Passanese, Chair of the Life Sciences Division at Niagara County Community College received the Dr. Carol Jamieson Award at a ceremony held on the NCCC campus on December 9, 2010. The Niagara County Community College Advisory Board of the V. James Renda Faculty Resource Center for Academic Excellence selected Dr. Passanese as the fifth recipient of the Jamieson Award. The committee reviews all materials and makes the final decision based on the criteria below including letters from past and/or current students.

Dr. Passanese was nominated and selected based on his passion for teaching, engaging students in the learning process, enthusiastically motivating students to participate and advocating for student leadership.

ReNU Niagara Receives Grant to Implement Leadership Development Program

ReNU Niagara, a community outreach program of Niagara University, is adding to its repertoire of programs thanks to a $27,374 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo. The grant will enable ReNU Niagara and its community partners, the Niagara Falls Housing Authority, Sustainable Earth Solutions and Niagara Falls Weed and Seed, to implement a GreenRoots Leadership Development Program aimed at building a youth and adult sustainable resident leadership base in Niagara Falls to help reduce existing demographic disparities.

“The goal of this program is to build individual and civic empowerment capacity through effective training and the application of environmental revitalization projects,” said Jill A. Shuey, executive director of ReNU Niagara.

Local High School Coaches Become Certified in Concussion Reduction Training

Local High School Coaches Become Certified in Concussion Reduction Training

Coaches from West Seneca East Senior High School are the first from a Western New York school to become certified in Primordial Strength Inc.’s Concussion Reduction Basic Neck Training as part of their football strength training certification, according to Primordial President Steven Helmicki. Concussion certification and explosive power endurance certification is available for all sports and can be taught in your school.

Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls Announces Executive Board Appointments

Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls Announces Executive Board Appointments

Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls announces the appointment of Fred Heuer and Jeannine Brown Miller to its Executive Board. 

Fred Heuer of Lewiston, NY is the Assistant Vice President for Marketing at Niagara University.  Previous to that, he held the position of Assistant Director for Graduate Recruitment. Mr. Heuer serves as a Board Member at the Stella Niagara Center of Renewal, is a Committee Member with the Service Organizations of Lewiston and is a former Board Member of the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation.  He was previously employed at Graphic Controls Corporation as Pricing Administration Manager and Associate Product Manager, and Customer Service Manager at The Carborundum Company in Chicago, Illinois.  Mr. Heuer received a BS in Marketing from Niagara University and MBA from George Williams College in Chicago, Illinois.

Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls Students Send Gifts to Soldiers for Christmas

Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls Students Send Gifts to Soldiers for Christmas

Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls Elementary students adopted a Platoon of 25 soldiers stationed in Afghanistan.  Computer teacher, Pamela Casero's son, SPC Joseph Casero is serving in the Army and is currently stationed in Afghanistan. 

Through Mrs. Casero, the students have learned about military life in Afghanistan and the struggles of the soldiers stationed there.  SPC Casero has written to the students, sent pictures and they've written to him and his Platoon. 

For Christmas, the students collected donations of food, games, magazines, personal items, drink mixes and hand warmers to send to the Platoon, along with letters expressing their gratitude for the soldiers' service.  They also sent cough drops as they learned that sandstorms in Afghanistan cause sore throats for the soldiers. 

Photos show students wrapping the gifts to be sent to the Platoon.

Niagara University Receives $1.5 Million Gift from Alumnus to Establish First Endowed Chair

Niagara University has received a $1.5 million estate gift from alumnus Dr. John J. Hughes to establish the first endowed chair at the university.

The John J. Hughes, ’67 Endowed Chair in Biology will be reserved to support the research, teaching and scholarly activities of a distinguished scientist and serve as a catalyst for Niagara to build upon and expand its programs in the interdisciplinary sciences.

NCCC to Unveil Thunderwolf

Niagara County Community College will hold a news conference Wednesday, December 1st at 6:45 pm in the main gym to unveil the new Thunderwolf mascot.

In attendance will be Buffalo Bill great Steve Tasker along with celebrity mascots Billy Buffalo, Sabretooth, Buster Bison and Rax of the Bandits. Join NCCC President James Klyczek along with all the NCCC athletes, coaches and students for this great event.