32nd Annual Day of Recognition Celebrates NU's College of Arts & Sciences

April 30, 2012 by Michael J. Freedman

Dean Nancy McGlen, Ph.D., addresses the hundreds of students, family and friends in attendance for the College of Arts and Sciences' 32nd Annual Day of Recognition on April 27, 2012.

It was a celebration of the arts and sciences on Friday, April 27, 2012, as Niagara University's oldest college held its 32nd annual Day of Recognition at the Castellani Art Museum.

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president of Niagara University, instituted the event in 1981 while serving as the dean of the College of Arts & Sciences (1978-1986). The yearly tradition of honoring outstanding faculty members and graduating seniors for excellence in their respective academic fields has continued to the present day, with the last 15 taking place under the deanship of Nancy McGlen, Ph.D.

Along with the bestowment of numerous awards for academic excellence, the 2012 Day of Recognition featured remarks from Dr. McGlen; Dr. Timothy Downs, Niagara University's vice president for academic affairs; Dr. Christopher Stoj, assistant professor of chemistry and the 2011 recipient of the college's Excellence in Teaching Award; and Ashley Scofield, a senior majoring in biology.

Seniors Patrick Teixeira and Laura Kimoto served as the master and mistress of ceremonies. Teixeira also provided the event's invocation.

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