Posts in College of Education

Dr. Clement Kwakye: Blazing a Trail for Others to Follow

Dr. Clement Kwakye: Blazing a Trail for Others to Follow

A less determined man might have given up.Clement Kwakye, Ph.D.’20, was an undocumented immigrant from West Africa whose quest for a college education was not deterred by the fact his status made him ineligible for financial aid or by those who advised him against pursuing one.Now he wants to help...

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Britini D’Angelo, BFA’19, BA ’19, M.S.Ed.’21: Breaking Down Barriers for Neurodiversity

Britini D’Angelo, BFA’19, BA ’19, M.S.Ed.’21: Breaking Down Barriers for Neurodiversity

When you first meet Britini D’Angelo, you can’t help but notice her enthusiasm, her optimism, and her confidence. At the age of 24, she has accomplished much: She completed degrees in both theatre and communication at Niagara, was twice honored by NU’s Student Government Association as one of...

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Two Niagara University Graduates Serve on the Highest Trial Court in New York State

Two Niagara University Graduates Serve on the Highest Trial Court in New York State

On Nov. 21, 2021, two individuals were elected to serve on the New York State Supreme Court in the seventh judicial district. Both were Niagara University graduates: Jim Walsh, B.S.’88, and Elena Iacovangelo Cariola, B.A.’97.Jim Walsh, B.S.’88Jim, B.S.'88, and Jean (Yurgealitis) Walsh,...

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Advancing Culturally Competent Care

Advancing Culturally Competent Care

In the 17 years since she earned her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Niagara University and was named Outstanding Mental Health Counseling Student, Kimber Shelton, M.S.Ed.,’05, has accomplished much. She earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of...

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On-Set Teacher Emily (Abriola) Van Brocklin’s Classroom Is the Film Studio

On-Set Teacher Emily (Abriola) Van Brocklin’s Classroom Is the Film Studio

Sometimes your path leads to unexpected destinations. That was the case for Emily (Abriola) Van Brocklin, ’01, who works under the stage name Emily Steele. Emily wanted to be a singer, so, after earning her bachelor’s degree in secondary English education from Niagara University and a master’s...

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Suzanne Dailey, BS’01, Teaches That Small Shifts Bring the Biggest Gifts

Suzanne Dailey, BS’01, Teaches That Small Shifts Bring the Biggest Gifts

Growing up in Hamlin, N.Y., Suzanne (Olney) Dailey, B.S.'01, learned gratitude and happiness from the example her mother, Beverly, set. Now, through her podcasts and an upcoming book, Suzanne is sharing her mother’s wisdom with teachers right when they need it most.Around the onset of the COVID-19...

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Dr. Susan Hibbard, M.S.Ed.’05: Sharing the Secrets to Learning Success

Dr. Susan Hibbard, M.S.Ed.’05: Sharing the Secrets to Learning Success

Some people find it harder to learn than others. But it doesn’t have to be that way, according to Dr. Susan Hibbard, M.S.Ed.’05, and she wants to spread that good news. “We often feel like other people are just faster learners or they’re smarter,” she said. “But there really are clear...

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