Honors & Accolades

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NU's student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America has been chosen as the best in the nation for six consecutive years.

Niagara University consistently produces graduates that have an impact in their chosen careers and communities. As a result, the university is often recognized for the outstanding quality of its academic and service programs, as well as its commitment to a sustainable environment.

Listed below are some accolades bestowed on Niagara University and its students during the most recent academic year.

University Accolades

DateOrganizationHonor
December 2016 Kiplinger's Personal Finance Top 100 Private College Values
September 2016 U.S. News & World Report "Best in the Northeast"
September 2016 U.S. News & World Report "Great Schools, Great Prices"
September 2016 U.S. News & World Report "Foreign Student Factor"
September 2016 Money Magazine "2016 Best Colleges"
June 2016 Colleges of Distinction College of Distinction
September 2015 College Choice "Best Northern Regional Universities"
September 2015 U.S. News & World Report "Best in the Northeast"
September 2015 U.S. News & World Report “Best Value”
August 2015 Money Magazine "2015 Best Colleges"
August 2015 The Princeton Review "Best in the Northeast"
April 2015 National Academic Advising Association Academic Exploration Program Receives Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award
January 2015 Niche.com "Best Campus in New York"

Service

DateOrganizationHonor
October 2016 Corporation for National and Community Service President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
May 2016 Our Lady of Angels Association Service Award
May 2016 Internal Revenue Service Site Award
April 2016 Heart, Love and Soul Frances Ficorilli Volunteer Award
February 2016 Assn. of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education Model of Excellence Award
November 2015 Kappa Delta Pi Literacy Alive! Gold Award
January 2015 Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification
December 2014 Corporation for National and Community Service President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Sustainability

DateOrganizationHonor
October 2016 The Princeton Review The Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green Colleges
August 2015 The Princeton Review "Green Colleges"
April 2015 The Princeton Review The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges
September 2014 Greater Buffalo Building Owners & Managers Association Sustainability Award

Veterans/ROTC

DateOrganizationHonor
December 2016 Victory Media "Military Friendly School"
November 2016 Military Times "Best for Vets"
September 2016 U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges for Veterans"
November 2015 Military Times "Best for Vets"
September 2015 U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges for Veterans"
June 2015 U.S. Veterans Magazine “Top Veteran-Friendly Schools"
January 2015 United States Army Cadet Command 2nd Brigade Leader Conference Highest Overall Average GPA, Highest Average Physical Fitness Score, Highest Average Order of Merit Score  
September 2014 Victory Media "Military Friendly School"

Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., President

DateOrganizationHonor
February 2016 Buffalo Business First "Power 250"
July 2015 Trey Whitfield Foundation Adult Honoree
February 2015 Buffalo Business First "Power 250"

Faculty & Staff

DateHonoreeOrganizationHonor
November 2016 Roscoe Naguit Leadership Niagara/Niagara Gazette 12 Under 40 Award
November 2016 Michelle Blackley Glynn Leadership Niagara/Niagara Gazette 12 Under 40 Award
September 2016 Amanda Lytle Sharpe YWCA of the Niagara Frontier Niagara Award
July 2016 Kurt Stahura, Ph.D. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research Paper of the Year
June 2016 Tom Lowe United States Environmental Protection Agency New York Environmental Champion
June 2016 William Boeck, Ph.D. United States Environmental Protection Agency New York Environmental Champion
May 2016 Kathleen Wong, Ph.D. Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association R.W.B. Jackson Award
May 2016 Thomas Chambers, Ph.D. New York Academy of History Fellow
May 2016 Timothy Ireland, Ph.D. University at Albany School of Criminal Justice  Distinguished Alumni Award
March 2016 David Whalen Deaf Access Services of Buffalo Advocate of the Year
January 2016 Tenpao Lee, Ph.D. Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce Distinguished Overseas Professor
December 2015 Timothy Lauger, Ph.D. Criminal Justice Review James L. Maddex Jr. Paper of the Year Award
November 2015 Tom Lowe Leadership Niagara/Niagara Gazette 12 Under 40 Award
November 2015 Michael Freedman Leadership Niagara/Niagara Gazette 12 Under 40 Award
April 2015 Tom Lowe Leadership Niagara Emerging Leader of the Year
April 2015 William D. Frye, Ph.D. American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Anthony Marshall Award
April 2015 Carrie Teresa, Ph.D. American Journalism Historians Association Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize
February 2015 Kevin G. Creagh, C.M. Irish Voice newspaper Irish Education 100
January 2015 Debra A. Colley, Ph.D. National Federation of Just Communities of Western New York Community Leader Award
October 2014 Judith A. Merkle, Ph.D. Mount St. Joseph University St. Elizabeth Seton Medal
October 2014 Carrie Teresa, Ph.D. American Journalism Historians Association Best Graduate Student Paper
September 2014 Carrie Teresa, Ph.D. American Journalism Historians Association J. William Snodgrass Award for Outstanding Research on a Minorities Topic

Students

DateHonoreeOrganizationHonor
November 2016 Jennifer Gallo Public Relations Society of America May C. Randazzo Scholarship
August 2016 Jacey Diez Our Lady of Victory Youth Service Award
May 2016 Christopher Fritschi Organic Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society Research Fellowship
May 2016 Niagara University Marketing Association American Marketing Association Outstanding Chapter Plan
April 2016 Megan Rogers Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow
March 2016 CMAA Student Chapter Club Managers Association of America Most Outstanding Student Chapter
February 2016 Alisha Battaglia cIcu Independent Sector Student Community Service Award
April 2015 Marlen Krause Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association Second Place, Undergraduate Research Forum
April 2015 Benjamin Dinehart New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants NYSSCPA Award of Honor
April 2015 Tyler Popelia New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants NYSSCPA Award of Honor
April 2015 Shannon Truty New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants John T. Kennedy Memorial Award
April 2015 James Mackey Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow
March 2015 Clark Davis Kappa Delta Pi People to People Leadership Summit and World Leadership Forum travel scholarship
March 2015 Andrea Nicolia Kappa Delta Pi People to People Leadership Summit and World Leadership Forum travel scholarship
March 2015 Kimberly Kennedy North Atlantic Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas Ethel F. Lord Fellowship Award
March 2015 Paige Printup Buffalo Bandits Native American Scholarship
March 2015 CMAA Student Chapter Club Managers Association of America Most Outstanding Student Chapter
February 2015 Stephanie Cilip, Michaela Kowalick and Sawyer Mosher American Marketing Association, Rochester Chapter First Place, Case Study Competition