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. 

DiGamma 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016



Kurt C. Bingeman '71 (awarded posthumously)
Martin J. Berardi '79 (2015 recipient)
James L. Budny '70 MD
Annette Dispenza-Kajtoch '88, MBA '90
Edward J. Kelley '08
Kevin W. Spitler '71


Sharon A. Kasperczyk AA '12
Alumni Engagement Officer

Terri L. Mangione, PhD
Vice President for Student Affairs and Title IX Coordinator

Montante Cultural Center

Friday February 19, 2016
6 p.m. - Cocktails
7 p.m. - Dinner

Formal Attire Required
Valet Parking will be available


$80 - Alumni
$70 - Young Alumni ('11 - '15)
Please consider a donation of $50 to sponsor a DiGamma Student Member.

DiGamma Members please REGISTER here.

Sports Hall of Fame 2016

The Canisius College Office of Alumni Engagement and Department of Athletics invite you to celebrate on campus in honor of the 2015 Sports Hall of Fame Inductees:

Brian Cavanaugh
Hockey Coach

Genevieve (Garcia) Dispenza '02, MBA '05

Ryan Stewart '97

Jon Udwadia '93 MD
Men's Tennis

Matt Vinc '05
Men's Lacrosse

Dennis Misko '67
Rev. Paul J. Dugan, SJ Award


Montante Culture Center | 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$25 per person includes buffet brunch, beverages, and game ticket.


Koessler Athletic Center | 3:00 p.m. tip off
Inductees will be recognized during a half-time ceremony

Please RSVP by February 15, 2016.

Tickets to the game can be purchased through the Canisius College Ticket Office at 716.888.TIXX or at Tickets may be picked up at the Koessler Athletic Center on the day of the game.

Blue & Gold Networking Event

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Koessler Athletic Center Lobby

Sophomores, Juniors & Alumni are cordially invited to the Blue and Gold Networking event.

For more information and RSVP contact

Brought to you by the Department of Athletics, Office of Alumni Engagement, and the Griff Center.

Accepted Students | Rochester & Syracuse

Click here to RSVP

MAAC-n-Cheese Fest

Friday, March 4

4 to 6:30 PM
90 State Street, Albany, NY

Sample Mac-n-Cheese from area restaurant and craft beer
$10 for 10 Sampling Tickets
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Music, Face Panting, Giveaway, and more!

Click here for more info

Accepted Students Reception in Northeastern Ohio

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

It's time to celebrate!

Students, parents, and alumni , are invited to attend our exclusive complimentary Accepted Students and Alumni Reception hosted by John Jenkins '83.

Celebrate with us as we welcome accepted students from the greater Celeveland area into our growing Canisius community. Stop by for refreshments, great converstation, and a chance to meet other Golden Griffins from your area.

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
The Calfee Building
1405 East Sixth Street
Cleveland, OH 44114

The 777 Rockwell Avenue garage is next to the Calfee building. (On Rockwell Avenue) You enter from East Ninth street as it is one way, and 777 is the second garage on the right. After 5:00 p.m. the rate is $5.00 per vehicle. You can enter The Calfee Building on Rockwell through security and there will be a staff member to greet and guide your guests.

Please register to reserve your spot today!

Florida Receptions 2016


Please join fellow alumni, family and friends for our Orlando area reception hosted by David and Jo Peterson Vaughan ’76.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Complimentary Cocktail Reception | 5:30 – 7:00pm
Home of Jo Peterson Vaughan ’76
8754 Lake Tibet Court, Orlando, FL 32836


Please join President John J. Hurley, fellow alumni, family and friends for our Ft. Lauderdale/Miami area reception.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Lauderdale Yacht Club
1725 SE 12th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Cocktail Reception $35/person - Cash bar available


Please join President John J. Hurley, fellow alumni, family and friends for our Ft. Naples/Marco Island/Bonita Springs area reception.
Our thanks to the many alumni and friends who are sponsoring this event.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
5:30pm Cocktails | 6:30pm Dinner
Naples Sailing and Yacht Club
896 River Point Drive, Naples, FL 34102
$50 for non-sponsors / $25 for GOLD alumni (Graduates of the Last Decade)


Please join President John J. Hurley, fellow alumni, family and friends for our Ft. Myers reception hosted by Joe Halizak ’63.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Cocktail Reception | 5:00 – 7:00pm
Pelican Preserve Golf Club
9802 Pelican Preserve Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33913
$25/person | Cash bar available


Please join President John J. Hurley, fellow alumni, family and friends for our Venice/Sarasota area reception hosted by the Sarasota County Friends of Canisius College.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Complimentary Cocktail Buffet | 5:30 – 7:30pm
The Plantation Golf and Country Club
300 Rockley Boulevard, Venice, FL 34293


Please join President John J. Hurley, fellow alumni, family and friends for our Tampa/St. Pete/Clearwater area reception hosted by Debbie Leous '79, MBA '82 & Terrance Power '81.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Cocktail Buffet | 5:00 – 7:00pm
The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
501 5th Avenue NE, Street, Petersburg, FL 33701
$35 per person

Click here to RSVP

Little Three Golf Tournament

The Little Three proudly holds the title of the oldest continuous intercollegiate alumni golf tournament in the nation. This friendly competition between the three schools is open to alumni and friends alike for golf, dinner or both!

Where: Diamond Hawk Golf Course
255 Sonwil Dr., Cheektowaga, NY. 14225

When: Monday, June 27, 2016

Time: 11 am. — Registration and lunch
Noon — Shotgun start

Cost: TBD— lndudes golf, lunch, dinner,
cash bar and prizes
(Individual prices available for golf or dinner only)
Golf scratch or scramble format

For more information, contact:
Tournament Chair
TBD — Canisius
Little Three President
Howard Morgan, ‘86—Niagara——716.286.8772