Impact of Vincentian Education – powerful testimony
It is one thing for recruiters to talk about the Impact of a Vincentian Education at Niagara University. But it is quite another experience to hear the testimony of an eminently successful alumnus talk about why he and his wife donated one-half million dollars to support the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Endowed Scholarship at Niagara University. “At a critical time in my life Niagara University wrapped its arms around me…”
In moving fashion he explains the personal impact on Vincentian Education and why he feels obliged to make possible to for others to have a similar opportunity. Rev. James J. Maher, Niagara president, said Engel’s involvement with Niagara was “a gift of God born of great tragedy.” The tragedy changed his life and brought him to Niagara.
Engel, who graduated from Niagara in 1975, and his wife Lynda started the fund three years ago with a $280,000 gift. They named it after Levesque, the former university president, who was Engel’s religion professor at Niagara more than 40 years ago.
From Bloomberg News…
Mr. Robert B. Engel, also known as Bob, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Cobank Acb, a subsidiary of Farm Credit Leasing Services Corp. since July 1, 2006. Mr. Engel served as the President of Cobank Acb from July 1, 2006 to April 26, 2013. He oversaw Cobank’s lending units, as well as the Credit Group, Finance and Operations, and Human Resources. He has 19 years of banking experience, and eight years of accounting experience with KPMG and Deloitte & Touche. Mr.