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New Daemen Partnership Opens Doors for Colombian Students

New Daemen Partnership Opens Doors for Colombian Students

Graduate-level students in Colombia will have the unique opportunity to earn a master’s degree in global business from both Daemen College and Ceipa University in Sabaneta through a new academic partnership between the two institutions.

A Memorandum of Agreement for this international collaboration, which is the first of its kind Daemen has established with a Colombian university, was formally signed June 5 by Dr. Michael Brogan, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, who represented Daemen President Gary A. Olson, and Diego Mauricio Mazo Cuervo, dean of Ceipa University.

Mary Queen of Angels Teacher Earns Media and Technology Certification

Mary Queen of Angels Teacher Earns Media and Technology Certification

 

Lisa Nau, media arts and technology teacher at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, was recently named a “Common Sense Media Certified Educator” by Common Sense Media, an organization “dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.”

Senator Grisanti Names Joseph Ruszala ‘Veterans Hall of Fame’ 2014 Inductee

Senator Grisanti Names Joseph Ruszala ‘Veterans Hall of Fame’ 2014 Inductee

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced that Joseph Ruszala of Hamburg was honored in Albany  this week, as part of a ceremony that recognizes military veterans of New York being named to this year’s class of the New York State Senate’s Veterans Hall Of Fame.

“I am thrilled to honor Joe based on his dedication and hard work in our community,” said Senator Grisanti.”Joe is a role model and I am proud to nominate him for this honor because of the many contributions have made and continues to make in the community. I gladly acknowledge the work that he has done as we celebrate our military veterans in New York State.”

Lucky Kenmore, N.Y. Player Wins $712,784 Jackpot at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel

Lucky Kenmore, N.Y. Player Wins $712,784 Jackpot at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel

It was a Mother’s Day miracle at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel this past weekend. A player from Western New York won a progressive jackpot of $712,784 on Sunday, May 11 on an International Game Technology (IGT) MegaJackpots® Wheel of Fortune® Double Diamond® dollar slot machine. The lucky pull occurred at 5:29 p.m. just outside STIR, the casino’s new high-energy feature bar and lounge.

 

The player, identified as Frank C. of Kenmore, N.Y., placed a maximum bet of $3 and hit three Wheel of Fortune symbols on the payout line. The large progressive amount is linked to games at multiple Native American-owned casinos in the Northeast region.

 

Grisanti Names Cindy Abbott Letro 2014 'Woman of Distinction'

Grisanti Names Cindy Abbott Letro 2014 'Woman of Distinction'

  

Cindy Abbott Letro will be honored in Albany on Tuesday, May 13 as part of a ceremony that recognizes female residents of New York who were recognized as part of the state's celebration of Women's History Month. 

Appeal Week 2014 Culminates with $8.88 Million Raised for 90th Annual Catholic Charities Appeal

Appeal Week 2014 Culminates with $8.88 Million Raised for  90th Annual Catholic Charities Appeal

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 15, 2014 – The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, provided his second report on the progress of the annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appeal today, revealing $8,886,816.65 has been raised to date, as Catholic Charities officials marked the close of Appeal Week 2014.

Today’s total represents 82.3 percent of the final goal, which is trending slightly ahead of last year at this time when 80.2 percent of goal was reached. Funds raised for Appeal 2014 support Catholic Charities’ 70 programs and services offered across 61 sites throughout the eight-county region. The annual campaign runs through June 30 and carries a goal of $10.8 million.

During Appeal Week, which ran from April 6-13, parish volunteers and pastors across Western New York led a concerted effort to gather donations, and participated in fundraising activities in order to bring the Appeal closer to its final goal.

Local Artist Matt Schreiner Painting His Way Into the Hearts of Many

Local Artist Matt Schreiner Painting His Way Into the Hearts of Many

 

It’s quite an accomplishment when you can take a hobby and turn it into a career. It becomes a remarkable achievement when you can expand upon that career so that it will benefit countless others in your community and across the country.

But that’s exactly what 26-year-old Orchard Park resident Matt Schreiner has been able to accomplish, with amazing results. After graduating from Niagara Falls High School and Buffalo State College, where he majored in education, Schreiner decided to follow a different career path. This path focused on his artistic abilities and his love of sports and especially his hometown teams, the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills.