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Niagara County Community College

Niagara County Community College (SUNY Niagara)
Former names
Frontiersmen 1962-1984, Trailblazers 1984-2010
Established 1962
Type Community college
President James P. Klyczek
Administrative staff
Undergraduates 6,667
Location Sanborn, New York, NY, US
Campus Suburban
287 acres (1.16 km2)
Colors navy blue and yellow         
Sports baseball (men's), golf, soccer, lacrosse, wrestling (men's), basketball, softball (women's), volleyball (women's)
Nickname Thunder Wolves
Mascot Tripp the Wolf
Affiliations National Junior College Athletic Association
Website Official website

Niagara County Community College is located in Sanborn, New York, USA northeast of the City of Niagara Falls. NCCC offers associate's degrees in many programs. Niagara County Community College was founded in 1962 and is sponsored by Niagara County and SUNY. The new campus opened in 1973. Dual admissions programs facilitate transfer to four-year colleges upon completion of the two-year degree programs. The current President is Dr. James P. Klyczek.


  • History 1
  • Campus 2
  • Athletics 3
  • Recent Projects 4
  • Buildings of Niagara County Community College 5
  • Distinguished alumni 6
  • Administration 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9



The campus is located on the corner of New York State Route 31 and New York State Route 429. The college's first home as the former Nabisco factory at 430 Buffalo Avenue (later as Days Inn Riverview at the Falls and Fallside Hotel and Conference Center).[1] The current site opened in 1973 [2] and now consists of 287 acres (1.16 km2) of semi-wooded land and eight interconnected buildings described as "architecturally striking."

  • The Ernest Notar Administration Building contains the colleges administrative offices. It is named for Dr. Ernest Notar, the first president of the college from 1962-1975.
  • The Business Education Building is the location of the Business Division.
  • The Science/Technology Building is the home of the Life Sciences, Nursing, and Mathematics/Computer Science/Physics and Engineering/Technology/Chemistry Divisions.
  • The Henrietta G. Lewis Library is the most architecturally striking building and has a collection of 95,391 books. Recently renovated to include pilot programs for upcoming Learning Commons.
  • The Humanities/Social Sciences Building houses the English, literature, linguistics, languages, philosophy, history, government, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and economics departments.
  • The Fine Arts Building contains the Arts and Media Division and the college's 700 seat theater.
  • The Student Center holds the college bookstore, snack bar, Tim Horton's, student lounges, a game room, a bowling alley.
  • The Health Education Center includes a gym, which seats 2,000, fitness center, and a swimming pool, which seats 200.

Note (Not a complete list of specialties):

A - Building - Administration - Named The Ernest Notar Administration Building for the founding President, But Still Called A Building

B - Building - Business Classes / Computer Classes / Secretarial Science / Accounting Classes

C - Building - Science / Physics / Astronomy / Chemistry / Math / Computer Networking / Robotics Classes

D - Building - Library / Art Gallery / Day Care / Digital Media Classes / TV Studio / Open-Access Computer Lab / Learning Commons

E - Building - English / Social Science / Psychology / Astronomy Planetarium / Foreign Language Classes

F - Building - Fine Arts / Speech, Public Speaking Classes / Auditorium / Ceramics Studio / Drawing Studio's

G - Building - Student Center, Food Services / Security

H - Building - Gym / Pool / Racket & Squash Courts / Weight Training / Health Classes

In Fall 2008, the college opened its first student housing complex consisting of 85 suite style units for 348 students.


The college has had a rich history in athletics in the past and has been known for their acceleration in wrestling and baseball. At first they were known as The Niagara Frontiersmen and then the Trailblazers in 1984 and became the Thunderwolves in 2010. Bob McKeown, a former athlete and head coach, was named Athletic Director in Fall 2010. The college's first mascot, Tripp, was introduced in November, 2010. Also they have a rich history in wrestling because of Legendary Coach Eric Knuutila. He has created numerous All-Americans and several National Champions such as Rashad Evans.

Recent Projects

NCCC opened the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) in the heart of Downtown Niagara Falls, New York in the former Rainbow Centre Factory Outlet in September 2012. The mall was donated to the NCCC Foundation in Fall 2010 by owner David Cordish of Baltimore, MD. This 90,000 square foot mixed use facility provides students access to 7 state of the art teaching kitchens featuring European island cooking suites.

NFCI also features: Savor, a student run fine dining restaurant with an in-kitchen chef’s table, open hearth oven and exhibition style cooking; an ice sculpting lab; The Wine Boutique, featuring some of New York State's finest selections; La Patisserie, a European style pastry café; Old Falls Street Deli, a New York style deli; and a Barnes and Noble culinary themed store. The on campus Cannon Culinary Theatre serves a dual purpose for classroom learning and as a venue for visiting celebrity chefs. Visitors can also partake in a hands-on class in Mise en Place, the Wegmans sponsored community education kitchen.

Buildings of Niagara County Community College

Distinguished alumni


List of College Presidents:


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  3. ^ "Rashad Evans UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014. 
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External links

  • Official website
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