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Seriously Ill Student Receives Nursing Degree

Seriously Ill Student Receives Nursing Degree

AMHERST, N.Y. -- Daemen College President Gary A. Olson conferred a bachelor’s degree in nursing to student Paula Williams, who is seriously ill with breast cancer, at a private on-campus ceremony held Dec. 16 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. She completed the academic requirements in the fall semester to receive her nursing degree, which was presented in advance of the college’s annual commencement ceremony in May.

“We are all very proud of Paula for persevering through her illness to receive her degree,” said Olson. “She is courageous, tenacious, and an inspiration to everyone at Daemen.”

A graduate of the former Buffalo General Hospital School of Nursing, Williams held various staff and leadership positions at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. In recognition of her professional excellence, she was awarded a scholarship from the Kaleida Health Foundation.

Area Leaders Address Race and Higher Education

Area Leaders Address Race and Higher Education

AMHERST, N.Y. -- Several leaders from the Buffalo Niagara region engaged in an insightful dialogue on race and higher education at a panel discussion held Jan. 8 as part of the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series.

The discussion, which was moderated by Dr. Isiah Marshall, Jr., Daemen associate professor of social work and master of social work program director, included panelists Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown; Dr. Catherine Fisher Collins of the New York State Education Department Board of Regents; Dr. Gary A. Olson, president of Daemen; Dr. Katherine S. Conway-Turner, president of SUNY Buffalo State; and Dr. Cynthia Zane, president of Hilbert College. As noted in the discussion, creating a safe and inclusive environment for all members of a campus community is key to promoting diversity at colleges and universities.

Niagara University Students Build Home For Impoverished Family In Nicaragua

Niagara University Students Build Home For Impoverished Family In Nicaragua

Six Niagara University students recently returned from El Sauce, Nicaragua, where they spent a week during winter recess constructing a home for an impoverished family.

Niagara University Makes First Appointment To Endowed Pre-Health Program Director Position

Niagara University Makes First Appointment To Endowed Pre-Health Program Director Position

Niagara University has appointed Dr. William Cliff to its first-ever endowed faculty position.

Dr. Cliff, a faculty member in the university’s biology department since 1992, has been named the first John J. Hughes, ’67, M.D., Endowed Program Director of Pre-Professional Health.

High School Seniors to Compete in NFADA AutoTech Competition

High School Seniors to Compete in NFADA AutoTech Competition

The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and Erie Community College will host the 2016 NFADA Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition on Saturday, Jan. 16. The competition features teams of two high school automotive seniors who will go through a series of diagnostic, workstation and performance tests to measure their automotive technical skills and abilities. The WNY Ford Dealers are the vehicle sponsors and will be providing six 2016 Ford F150s for the students to compete on.

The competition, to be held at the Erie Community College-Vehicle Technology Training Center at 5885 Big Tree Road in Orchard Park, will be open to the public beginning at 9 a.m. It concludes with an awards ceremony at approximately 3 p.m.

NU Student from Germany Wins Photo Contest for Maid of the Mist Selfie

NU Student from Germany Wins Photo Contest for Maid of the Mist Selfie

A Niagara University graduate student from Fichtenberg, Germany, recently won a statewide photo contest for a selfie he took while riding the Maid of the Mist in August.

Well, technically, it’s a photo of a selfie being taken.

Niagara University President’s Dinner Honors Four, Raises Student Scholarship Dollars

Niagara University President’s Dinner Honors Four, Raises Student Scholarship Dollars

More than 540 Niagara University alumni, students and friends came together in the name of educational access and affordability during the institution’s 2015 President’s Dinner, held Nov. 13, 2015, at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel and Event Center.

View the President’s Dinner Journal