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Christopher Zukas, ’12

“Father Levesque and I have established a unique relationship over the past three years. Father truly is a great leader, mentor, and friend.

“One of my first encounters with Father was in my sophomore year after being elected student body president. I wanted to talk about the platform I ran on and learn from him how NUSGA could help him achieve his goals. Father expressed two thoughts: the first was to assist the university with engaging students in the Vincentian mission. The second was to assist the university in spreading the importance of giving once we transition to alumni. I remember walking away from that initial meeting understanding much more about Father and the Vincentian spirit. I remember being so inspired by the selfless requests that it truly helped set the stage for great successes within NUSGA. It was that first meeting that set up our mentorship and friendship. He truly is a great leader, mentor, and friend.”

“There are not enough kind words I can say about Father Levesque. Father's passion, kind nature, giving spirit, intelligence, and character are exuded in everything he has done for Niagara University during his tenure. His work ethic and genuine compassion for student success is unmatched. I'm sad to see Father leave NU but I'm grateful for all that he has done. In true Vincentian spirit, Father has made Niagara University and Niagara Falls a better place. It is because of his leadership that I am the proud alum that I am today.”