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Office of Alumni Engagement

The strength of the Canisius alumni network isn’t just that it’s 40,000 strong; the strength of our alumni network is that they stay connected.

They don’t forget Canisius after they graduate. They subscribe to The Griffin. They stop by to visit former professors. They volunteer on Community Day. When we battle Niagara, you’ll see business executives and entrepreneurs decked out in blue and gold, respected community leaders and esteemed academics cheering as loudly as undergraduates. 

Alumni Events

Exciting things are always happening at Canisius and at alumni programs around the country.  Join fellow graduates to cheer on the Griffs at a sporting event, or recognize distinguished alumni at the annual awards dinner. From reunions on campus to regional events across the country, there is something for everyone. 

RIT Vs. Canisius Pre-Game Reception

 Rochester Griffs, join us for a pre-game reception before Canisius takes on RIT at MacGregor's!

Friday, January 20, 2017
Pre-Game Recption: 5:00 PM
Game Time: 7:05

MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room
300 Jefferson Rd Rochester, NY 14623

Tickets for the Canisius vs. RIT game are $15. Tickets will be available at the pre-game reception for pick up. We kindly ask that you purchase your tickets by January 15.

Click here to register for the reception and purchase your game ticket.

2016 Sports Hall of Fame

The Canisius College Alumni Association and Department
of Athletics invite you to celebrate the 2016 Sports Hall of Fame Inductees.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

INDUCTION BRUNCH
Montante Cultural Center | 11:00 – 1:00 pm
$35 per person ($15 for children 10 years and under)
includes buffet brunch, beverages, and game ticket.

CANISIUS VS. SAINT PETER’S
Koessler Athletic Center | 2:00 pm tip off
Inductees will be recognized during the half-time ceremony
at the men’s game versus our MAAC rival.

The 2016 Inductees:

Andrea L. Bunten ’05
SOFTBALL

Kevin M. Downey ’05, MBA ’07
MEN’S BASKETBALL

James C. Lauffenburger ’60 PhD
REV. PAUL J. DUGAN, SJ AWARD

Bryan J. Worosz ’05
HOCKEY

Rebecca A. Zak ’06
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

The 1963 Men’s Basketball Team

Click here to register

Kindly RSVP by February 20, 2017

If you would like to purchase tickets to the game only please contact the Golden Griffin Ticket Office at 716.888.2885. Tickets may be picked up at the Koessler Athletic Center on game day.

DiGamma Honor Society Dinner

The Canisius College DiGamma Honor Society invites its members to the 2017 Annual Induction Dinner

Friday, March 3, 2017
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
The Mansion on Delaware
414 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY

Formal attire required. Valet parking will be available.

2017 Inductees:

Larry Aiello Jr. '71 (2016 recipient)
Mary J. Bartels '80, MBA '85
AnneMarie Block '75, PhD
Andrew D.W. Hill '86
Henry J. Kaye '60
Gary A. Kielich '80, MBA '85
Brian M. Murphy '95
William C. Thuman '73

Administration & Faculty

Erin Hartnett MS '11
Director of the Canisius Fund
Joseph O'Donnell, PhD
Professor of Accounting

$85 Alumni
$70 Young Alumni (2012-2016 graduates)

Click here to register.

 

Canisius College in Florida

Canisius is heading to multiple locations in Florida, Thursday, March 23 through Sunday, March 26, 2017 to reunite Griffs and spread the word about the exciting developments on campus!

Our scheduled visits:

ORLANDO AREA RECEPTION
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Cocktails | 5:30 – 7:30pm
Fresca Cucina Italiana
7721 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, FL
Complimentary wood-fired pizzas (cash bar)
 
TAMPA / ST. PETE / CLEARWATER AREA RECEPTION
Hosted by Debbie Leous ’79, MBA’82 and Jack Courtney ’58
Friday, March 24, 2017
Cocktails | 6:00 pm
Dinner | 7:00 pm
St. Petersburg Yacht Club - Waterfront Room
11 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL
$45 per person includes sit-down dinner
 
NAPLES / MARCO ISLAND / BONITA SPRINGS RECEPTION & DINNER
Our thanks to the many alumni and friends who are sponsoring this event
Saturday, March 25, 2017
4:30pm Mass | 5:15pm Cocktails | 6:00pm Dinner
Naples Sailing and Yacht Club
896 River Point Drive, Naples, FL
$60 for non-sponsors / $25 for GOLD alumni (Graduates of the Last Decade)
 
VENICE / SARASOTA RECEPTION
Hosted by the Sarasota County Friends of Canisius College
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Cocktail Buffet | 5:30 – 7:30pm
The Plantation Golf and Country Club
300 Rockley Boulevard, Venice, FL
Complimentary

Click here to register