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Field Trip Allows Diesel Mechanics Students A Look At State Of The Art Facilities

Field Trip Allows Diesel Mechanics Students A Look At State Of The Art Facilities

Students in Wes Blidy’s Heavy Equipment/Diesel/Ag Mechanics program were wowed by a recent field trip to Milton-Cat and Monroe Tractor.  The Niagara Career and Technical Education students first checked out Milton-Cat, which is a state of the art dealership that deals in equipment for construction, road work and generators.  The students were shown a video about the company and were told of the different opportunities for employment.  “They told them they needed parts managers, sales associates, shop foreman, field technicians, lubrication technicians, service writers and preventative service technicians,” said Mr. Blidy.  “I think it was very important that they know that there are jobs out there for them once they graduate.”

Daemen is First Recipient of New Arts Award

Daemen is First Recipient of New Arts Award

AMHERST, N.Y. -- Daemen College has been selected as the first recipient of the Business Supporter Award presented as part of the Town of Amherst Arts and Culture in Public Places Board’s newly created program to celebrate contributions to the arts in the community.

The honor was presented at the inaugural Amherst Awards for the Arts event held May 13 in MusicalFare Theatre on the college’s campus. The awards program recognizes organizations and individuals who provide outstanding service to local art and display excellence within the arts discipline.

“Daemen has a longstanding dedication to fostering visual and performing arts as well as in nurturing the artistic, creative and intellectual potential of our students in an array of programs,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are proud to receive this honor and be recognized as a vital center of arts and cultural development in Amherst and throughout the region.”

Wasserman Schultz Gives View of Political Landscape

Wasserman Schultz Gives View of Political Landscape

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida shed light on the national political scene and her personal path to public service at the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event held May 13.

In an engaging and conversational style, Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, started off speaking before the overflow crowd about her introduction to politics in 1992 when she ran for the Florida State Legislature.

“The opportunity to work in public service was inspiring and presented an opportunity for me to help people, particularly young families, improve education and work on making quality, affordable health care available to everyone,” she said. “However, most of all, I knew my voice could speak for other women like me who are not represented in a political capacity.”

EDWARD TOWN MS PUPPET MAKING ACTIVITY TO BENEFIT AREA CHILDREN

EDWARD TOWN MS PUPPET MAKING ACTIVITY TO BENEFIT AREA CHILDREN

Mrs. Amy Myer’s Family and Consumer Science class at Niagara Wheatfield’s Edward Town Middle School have been practicing their sewing skills for a worthy cause.  Along with Mrs. Farnham, the students have been making hand puppets to donate to a children’s program at Niagara Presbyterian Church on Military Road in the Town of Niagara. 

 

“While sewing, students often utilize transferable 21st century skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, following directions, listening and time management skills,” says Mrs. Myers.  “When students were finished they also felt a sense of achievement since they successfully completed the project and were able to donate it to others.” 

GENEORSITY OF LOCAL COMPANY HELPS ORLEANS/NIAGARA BOCES DIESEL MECHANICS STUDENTS’ STUDIES

GENEORSITY OF LOCAL COMPANY HELPS ORLEANS/NIAGARA BOCES DIESEL MECHANICS STUDENTS’ STUDIES

The Heavy Equipment/Diesel/Agriculture  Mechanics students have a new part to explore thanks to the generosity of Armstrong Fluid Technology.  The company, which has a branch in North Tonawanda, is known around the world as a leader and innovator in design, engineering and manufacturing.  They recently gifted Wes Blidy’s class at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center with a 2009 John Deere/CLARK diesel engine.  “We are so grateful,” said Mr. Blidy “It is practically brand-new and we will use it for training in our class and showing how the John Deere engine is used is so many applications.” 

 

The program is for students interested in working with machines in construction, agriculture, trucking, bus industry, lawn and garden industry, small engine service and welding.  Students work on everything from pickup trucks to bulldozers tearing down, overhauling and doing failure analysis. 

Orleans/Niagara BOCES Fashion Design Program Puts on Amazing Show

Orleans/Niagara BOCES Fashion Design Program Puts on Amazing Show

The Fashion Design students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center rocked the runway with some head turning looks.  The senior and junior classes, with help from their models, showed off the clothes they have been working on all school year.  The house was packed at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES center with a New York City theme as several local judges watched the aspiring designers’ lines come down the walkway. 

Teacher Dr. Donna Bryant said she could not be happier how the show turned out.  “I am just so impressed with my students and all the hard work they put into this event.  The audience seems to be enjoying the show and I am very proud of all of them.”

The clothes were auctioned off after the show and the money raised will go to buy the students sweatshirts with the name of their program on them. 

Commitment To Education Awards Recognizes The Niagara County Sheriff’s Dept

Commitment To Education Awards Recognizes The Niagara County Sheriff’s Dept

   The Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council (NFIEC) and the Buffalo Alliance for Education (BAE) recently presented their Commitment to Education Awards.  The awards recognize the collaboration between school and business and industry in Western New York.  Staff and teachers at Orleans/Niagara BOCES were on hand to congratulate their nominee and winner, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department.