170125 NU Announcement 2
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Lewiston, NY - Niagara University President James J. Maher, C.M., announces the University is strategically transforming its approach to service learning and student engagement in the community.
Today: Niagara University to Announce Transformation of Its Service Learning Program
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. (January 25, 2017) – Niagara University – the only Western New York college or university that has been named to the President’s Honor Roll for Community Service every year since 2006 – is strategically transforming its approach to service learning and student engagement in the community.
Learn and Serve Niagara, the Catholic and Vincentian university’s flagship service program since 1994, will take on a new name and redeveloped focus on project-based experiential learning.
Speakers include the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University; Dr. David Taylor, director of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement; William Bradberry, chair of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission Inc.; Christian Hoffman, communications and development manager for Community Missions of Niagara Frontier; and Patricia Wrobel, assistant dean for external relations in NU’s College of Education.
A celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Congregation of the Mission will take place during Mass at 12:15 p.m., during which NU student Rachel Bailey will explain how she has been impacted by the Vincentian charism.
Media representatives are invited to attend.
What: Niagara University Service Learning Program Announcement
When: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
Where: Gallagher Center Multi-Purpose Room (lower level)
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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.
Michael J. Freedman, MBA’14
Associate Director of Public Relations
& Manager of Online Content