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Major Gift From Finns Pushes Niagara University Nursing Scholarship Over $1 Million

Major Gift From Finns Pushes Niagara University Nursing Scholarship Over $1 Million

E. John and Jeanne C. Finn have made an $875,000 gift to support the Jerome Patrick and Alice Conley Corcoran Scholarship at Niagara University.

Their most recent gift brings the endowed scholarship fund over $1 million.

High School Students to Compete in NFADA AutoTech Competition

High School Students to Compete in NFADA AutoTech Competition

The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and Erie Community College will host the 2017 NFADA Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition on Saturday, Jan. 14. 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. Ford Motor Company is the vehicle sponsor and will be providing six 2017 Ford Explorers for the students to compete on.

Also during the event, high school juniors will compete in a Tire Changing Rodeo. They will race against time in an Olympic-style format to dismount and mount tires using a tire-changing machine.

Daemen Earns Two National Military Friendly Distinctions

Daemen Earns Two National Military Friendly Distinctions

Daemen College has been recognized as one of the top military friendly and veteran supportive institutions in the country in two newly released national rankings.

For the eighth consecutive year, Daemen has been selected by Victory Media as a Military Friendly School, which is awarded to top colleges, universities and trade schools in the country for doing the most to embrace student veterans and have dedicated resources to ensure their success in the classroom and beyond graduation.

Daemen has also been named a top school in the 2017 Military Advanced Education and Transition Guide to Colleges and Universities that measures best practices in military and veteran education.

Niagara University Partners With Industry Leaders To Establish Food Marketing Center Of Excellence

Niagara University Partners With Industry Leaders To Establish Food Marketing Center Of Excellence

Niagara University, with guidance from regional food industry leaders, has established a Food Marketing Center of Excellence within the university’s College of Business Administration.

NFADA Plans Annual Buffalo Auto Show Poster Contest

NFADA Plans Annual Buffalo Auto Show Poster Contest

The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association announced that the organization will host its annual poster competition in conjunction with the 2017 Buffalo Auto Show. The Buffalo Auto Show will return Feb. 9-12, 2017, to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in downtown Buffalo.

The poster contest is open to all students enrolled in art classes in Western New York schools. Entries must be submitted by participating schools and must be original work. Complete details can be found on the NFADA’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BuffaloAutoShow.

Daemen Opens New Section of Campus

Daemen Opens New Section of Campus

Daemen College formally opened a new section of campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Nov. 22 to celebrate the completion of a footbridge that connects with the original part of campus grounds.

Set in an attractive wooded area on the south end of Daemen’s campus, the approximately 30-foot bridge is accessible from a recently installed parking lot located by Alumni House, which opened this fall for the Division of Institutional Advancement, and the college’s Honors House. The bridge spans a small culvert and leads to a walking path behind Schenck Hall.

“This new bridge connects our newest facilities with the rest of campus and both symbolically and physically bridges the new and older parts of our beautiful and growing campus," said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. "It signals a new era for Daemen College.”

Robert And Lynda Engel Make $500,000 Gift To Levesque Scholarship

Robert And Lynda Engel Make $500,000 Gift To Levesque Scholarship

A $500,000 gift from Robert and Lynda Engel will be used to support the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Endowed Scholarship at Niagara University.

Robert Engel is a 1975 graduate of Niagara University and a member of its Board of Trustees.

The contribution brings the endowed scholarship fund over $1 million. The scholarship, established in 2013 to honor the 13-year service of Father Levesque, Niagara University’s 25th president, helps offset tuition costs for NU students from rural communities in Western New York’s eight counties.

“We are extremely grateful to Bob and Lynda for the numerous ways that they support Niagara University, our mission and our students,” said the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president. “This gift is a tremendous manifestation of the Engels’ abiding generosity, which is rooted in a commitment to provide young people with access to an excellent education that’s framed by Catholic and Vincentian values.”