News from the Nest
Written by: Frank Fiannaca, '85

Message from Alumni Association President

Dear alumni and friends,

When I have the opportunity to speak about Niagara University and the NU Alumni Association, I am reminded that we have a large number of passionate, loyal and committed Purple Eagles! When I speak one-on-one with NU alumni, I hear several phrases over and over again:

• “The education I received at Niagara has prepared me for all of life’s challenges.”

• “The faculty, staff and friends that I met at Niagara were like an extension of my family.”

• “I could always count on a Vincentian to help me out, regardless of my need.”

As a graduate of Niagara, you are automatically part of the more than 32,000 alumni who make up the Niagara University Alumni Association. Our chapter network has expanded to include 30 groups in 15 states, in addition to Canada and Hungary. No matter where you live, you can connect with other NU alumni for activities ranging from networking gatherings, game-watching tailgates, community service projects, and more.

As the president of the NUAA, my goal is to ensure that our alumni association informs, involves and invests in the future of Niagara.

Yes, invests in Niagara. Your time and your talents are priceless and appreciated. But one of the most important things you can do to ensure that the phrases mentioned above are heard for years to come is to invest in the Niagara Fund. Your gifts, no matter the amount, make a difference. If each member of the alumni association gave an annual gift, the experiences that you had, and the foundation that framed you, will live on.

For more information on getting involved, or to make a gift to Niagara, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 716.286.8787 or give online at