NCCC Graduates New Registered Nurses

Over four hundred guests attended a ceremony held last week to honor recent graduates of the Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Nursing program.  NCCC held a “pinning” ceremony on Thursday, May 18 on the College’s Sanborn campus.  Diane Roth, NCCC Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs for Nursing and Allied Health and Babette Strassburg, Assistant Professor, presented pins to 105 newly registered nurses. NCCC Officer in Charge and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Luba Chliwniak welcomed the guests to the ceremony. Speaking on behalf of the graduating class was Timothy Hunter.  Board Chairperson Vincent Ginestre and Board of Trustee member Gina I. Virtuoso also attended the ceremony.  


Several awards were presented to outstanding graduates including the Professional Nurses Association of Western New York Membership award presented to Ellen Doyle, the C.A.R.E. award presented to Joshua Haseley, the NCCC Faculty Award for Clinical Excellence presented to Lyndsey Gubala, and the Elena T. Perone Faculty Achievement Award presented to Taylor Hauck.


NCCC is one of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York, the largest public university system in the country. The College provides more than 70 certificate and degree programs to over 7,000 students and is funded by the Niagara County Legislature, the State University of New York, and student tuition.

NCCC Nurses Pinning Ceremony May 2017

Image of the Day – May 26, 2017


The DNFBAers in full effect!

Image of the Day – May 25, 2017


via Max Eddy

Image of the Day – May 24, 2017


Our friends at the Como welcome you to Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls USA

Image of the Day – May 23, 2017

Falls Street, Niagara Falls USA – 1960s

Northpointe to expand, not move, Niagara Falls methadone clinic


Northpointe Council plans to expand its existing methadone clinic in Niagara Falls, according to an announcement Thursday from Niagara County, which owns the building.

The County Legislature decided Tuesday to hold a June 20 public hearing and vote on a 20-year lease for Northpointe on additional space in the Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St…


Image of the Day – May 22, 2017


Firehall on 3rd St. (just south of the corner of Falls St.) circa 1910 – via Max Eddy

Image of the Day – May 20, 2017


Antonio’s/Quality Inn and Wingate owner Frank Strangio kicks off the
tourist season with this year’s launching of the NFTA-METRO shuttle system.

Image of the Day – May 19, 2017


The weekend is here! Time to turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream…

Image of the Day – May 18, 2017

Maid of the Mist 1910