List of Niagara University people
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This List of Niagara University people includes alumni, faculty, presidents, and other individuals associated with Niagara University.
- Bishop John Timon, C.M.
- Father John J. Lynch, C.M.
- 4-Robert E. V. Rice, C.M. (1863- )
- 5-Patrick V. Kavanagh, C.M.
- 9-Edward J. Walsh, C.M. (1908-1912)
- 16-Francis L. Meade, C.M. (1947-1957)
- 19-Kenneth F. Slattery, C.M. (1965-1976)
- 20-Gerard M. “Jerry” Mahoney, C.M. (1976-1981)
- 21-John G. Nugent, C.M. (1981-1984)
- 22-Donald J. Harrington, C.M. (1984-1989)
- 23-Brian J. O'Connell, C.M. (1989-1995)
- 24-Paul L. Golden, C.M. (1995-2000)
- 25-Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. (2000-2013)
- 26-James J. Maher, C.M. (2013-)
- Elsa Salazar Cade, award-winning science teacher and entomologist
- Teresa J. Domzal, Dean of the George Mason University School of Management
- Dennis Holtschneider C.M., President of DePaul University.
- David M. O'Connell C.M., former president of The Catholic University of America
- David Sylvester, Principal of King's University College
Arts and entertainment
- Eric Gale, American jazz and session guitarist
- Jim Hutton, actor noted for role in Where the Boys Are attended Niagara University, but did not graduate.
- Peter Makuck, poet, short story writer, and critic
- Becky O'Donohue, American Idol contestant and Maxim (magazine) model
- Jessie O'Donohue, Maxim (magazine) model
- John O'Hara, noted American writer
- Michele Ragusa, American actress and singer
- Harold C. Brown, Partner and Founder Brown & Company, LLP, Certified Public Accountants
- Pasquale J. D'Amuro, Chairman and CEO of Giuliani Security and Safety
- Robert Wegman, Founder, Wegmans Super Markets.
- Kyle Andrews, Niagara County Treasurer.
- Alfred F. Beiter, former U.S. Representative from New York (1933-1939, 1941-1943).
- John P. Bobo, United States Marine Corps officer; posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in Vietnam.
- Earl Brydges, former Temporary President and Majority Leader of the New York State Senate.
- Thomas F. Burchill, former U.S. Representative from New York
- Joseph L. Carrigg, former U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania (1951-1958).
- Dave Levac, Canadian politician.
- George Maziarz, Republican New York State Senator from Niagara County.
- Kandia Milton, Convicted ex-Deputy Mayor, city of Detroit, Michigan. Plead guilty to accepting bribes while acting as a public official.
- Leo W. O'Brien, U.S. Representative from New York State (1952-1966).
- Frank D. O'Connor, former Judge on the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division; Member of the New York State Senate
- Gilbert Parent, past member of Canadian Parliament, srved as Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons between 1994 and 2001.
- Dan Schaefer, Republican U.S. Representative from Colorado (1983-1999).
- Michael Scheuer, CIA analyst and author of Imperial Hubris.
- Hugh B. Scott, Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York; first African American to become Assistant United States Attorney
- Frederick J. Scullin, Senior Judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
- James Shanahan, U.S. Army Brigadier General; Aide to U.S. President Harry S. Truman
- Thomas J. Stapleton, Pennsylvania State Representative for the 165th district (1975-1978)
- Anthony Raymond Ceresko, Old Testament scholar
- Venerable Nelson Baker, Founder of the "City of Charity" in Lackawanna, NY under the patronage of Our Lady of Victory
- Octavio Cisneros, Cuban American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church; Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn
- Edmund Michael Dunne, American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church; Bishop of Peoria
- Joseph Lennox Federal, American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church; Bishop of Salt Lake City
- Edmund Gibbons, American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church; Bishop of Albany
- Thomas Francis Lillis, American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church; Bishop of Leavenworth & Bishop of Kansas City
- James Johnston Navagh, American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church; Bishop of Ogdensburg & Bishop of Paterson
- Jan Pitass, Founder of St. Stanislaus Parish in Buffalo
- Donald Walter Trautman, American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church; Bishop of Erie
- Shad Barry, Major League Baseball player
- Chris Begg, professional baseball player; member of Team Canada during the 2004 Summer Olympics; 2003 MAAC Pitcher of the Year
- Benny Bengough, Major League Baseball player
- Matt Broderick, Major League Baseball player
- Harry Croft, Major League Baseball player
- Jim Doyle, Major League Baseball player
- Bill Friel, Major League Baseball player
- Ray Keating, Major League Baseball player
- Ed Lennon, Major League Baseball player
- Ernie Lush, Major League Baseball player
- Walt Lynch, Major League Baseball player
- Sal Maglie, Major League Baseball player; two-time National League All-Star
- Joe McCarthy (catcher), Major League Baseball player
- Joe McCarthy (manager), Major League Baseball player and manager; National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum member; seven-time World Series Champion
- Dusty Miller, Major League Baseball player
- Vince Molyneaux, Major League Baseball player
- Rinty Monahan, Major League Baseball player
- Joe Arlauckas, former NBA player
- John Beilein, collegiate men's basketball head coach
- Hubie Brown, Basketball Hall of Fame member; former NBA coach and TV analyst.
- Al Butler, former NBA player
- Larry Costello, former NBA player and coach; six-time NBA All-Star
- Charron Fisher, professional basketball player in Europe
- Frank Layden, former NBA coach and executive; NBA Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year
- Manny Leaks, former NBA player
- Juan Mendez, MAAC Player of the Year (2004-2005); highest scoring Canadian in Division I men's basketball history.
- Calvin Murphy, Basketball Hall of Fame member; three-time All-American (1968-1970); NBA All-Star (1979); and former TV analyst for the Houston Rockets.
- James Reaves, former professional basketball player
- Zeke Sinicola, 1st Round pick [4th overall] of the 1951 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons.
- Joe Smyth, former NBA player
- Chris Watson (born 1975), American-Israeli basketball player
- Dan DeSantis, former National Football League player
- Bob Stefik, former professional football player
- Sean Bentivoglio, CHA Player of the Year (2006-2007); professional hockey player for the New York Islanders organization.
- Justin Cross, professional hockey player
- Barret Ehgoetz, professional hockey player for the Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL)
- Les Reaney, professional hockey player in the Edmonton Oilers organization; CHL All-Star
- Matt Ryan, former NHL player in the Los Angeles Kings organization
- Joe Tallari, Hobey Baker Award finalist (2003); professional hockey player in the New York Rangers organization