Already recognized among the country's top 10 small private schools for American military veterans and their families, Niagara University will make major upgrades to its veterans lounge to better serve the needs of veteran students on campus.
The new lounge, which will be located in DePaul Hall, will have computers, computer work stations, and a meeting area for students to use as needed while at Niagara. It will also feature a TV lounge, new furniture, a microwave, popcorn machine and other amenities for students to take a break from their academic work.
"The addition of the lounge is just another step in Niagara University's commitment to improving the campus experience for our student-veterans," said Robert Healy, director of veterans' services. "We are grateful for the service of the men and women who have given of themselves to make our freedoms a reality, and we will continue to help them achieve their goals as they transition into civilian life."
NU has a long history of honoring and supporting military students, veterans and their families. The Catholic and Vincentian university supports a U.S. Army ROTC program, which placed third in the nation on the National Accessions Outcome Metrics List in 2017, and participates in the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Military alumni of Niagara include two Medal of Honor recipients, Gen. William Donovan and Lt. John Bobo, and a humanitarian nominated for sainthood, Father Nelson Baker.
For more information about NU's efforts to assist American veterans, call 716-286-8341 or visit www.niagara.edu/veterans