Canisius Online – August 2014

Homecoming Weekend

Always a Griffin: Homecoming Weekend, September 25-28, 2014, is a  month away! On behalf of the Canisius College Alumni Association, I would like to say how much I look forward to seeing everyone at Homecoming!

Join your classmates and relive your days on the Canisius campus. Explore the tunnels, see your old dorm or relax in the Quad. Remember, Homecoming is for everyone – undergrad and graduate alumni– and a great time to catch up with former professors, check out the state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary Science Hall or reflect in the Chapel. Take advantage of the weekend’s wide variety of networking events, from the Flying Bison Young Alumni Party to Java with the Jesuits in Loyola Hall. 

(L-R) Ann Woloszynski ’90, MBA ’94 (past Canisius Alumni Association president), Canisius Alumni Association President Mark Manuele ’92, Pauline Costsanzo Will ’93 and Jennifer Farrell ’98.

(L-R) Ann Woloszynski ’90, MBA ’94 (past Canisius Alumni Association president), Canisius Alumni Association President Mark Manuele ’92, Pauline Costsanzo Will ’93 and Jennifer Farrell ’98.

While the format has changed from the traditional Alumni Weekend, Homecoming is still the perfect opportunity to reconnect with classmates and make new connections.  Current students and their parents are now a part of Homecoming Weekend, so be sure to say hello!  Click here to listen to Steve Siffringer ’94 talk about why he serves on his reunion committee and how moving Homecoming Weekend to the fall brings new life to the event.


(L-R) Kristin Schalk ’09, Lisa Frandina ’09 and Allie Marzeski ’09.

(L-R) Kristin Schalk ’09, Lisa Frandina ’09 and Allie Marzeski ’09.

The activities kick-off on Thursday with a lecture by Norma Nowak ’79, director of science and technology at the NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics on Life Science. One of the nation’s leading cancer researchers, Nowak’s lecture is entitled, “The Future is Upon Us: Your Genome and Your Health.”

L-R: Darlene Breeser, Terry Alaimo Wall ’85, MS ’91, Vice President for Academic Affairs Rick Wall ’78, PhD, and Bill Breeser ’78.

L-R: Darlene Breeser, Terry Alaimo Wall ’85, MS ’91, Vice President for Academic Affairs Rick Wall ’78, PhD, and Bill Breeser ’78.

Friday features the traditional Tent Party in the Quad with entertainment by Soul Providers and local food trucks.  On Saturday, join students, faculty and staff and alumni for Canisius Community Day, as we take time out to volunteer for various local agencies. The Golden Griffins will be in action throughout Homecoming Weekend, so be sure catch one of many athletic events happening around campus, including men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer and women’s volleyball, to name a few.

L-R: Kathleen DeLaney ’73, Barbara Genco, and Canisius President John Hurley ’78.

L-R: Kathleen DeLaney ’73, Barbara Genco, and Canisius President John Hurley ’78.

Click here for more photos from Alumni Weekend 2013.

Click here for a full schedule of Homecoming 2014 Weekend events.

While 2014 is a reunion year for the Classes of 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009, all Canisius alumni are invited to Always a Griffin: Homecoming Weekend!  

Click here to register!

No matter what activities you participate in, the weekend is sure to bring back a flood of great memories and create many opportunities to make new ones. See you at Homecoming!

Go Griffs!

Mark Manuele ’92
President, Canisius College Alumni Association


Canisius Alumni Named to 30 Under Thirty

Five Canisius alumni have been named to Business First’s 30 Under Thirty for 2014.  Honorees are in the early stages of their careers and are achieving at high levels at work and in the community.  Awardees are honored for leadership and initiative, career achievement, community engagement and potential to become a community leader on a grand scale.

Congratulations to:
Chrissy Dombrowksi ’07, M&T Bank Corporation
Mindy Elniski ’07, MBA ’09, Lougen Valenti Bookbinder & Weintraub LLP
Joe Robinson ’10, MBA ’11, ColoCrossing
Christopher Schichtel ’10, SelectOne Search LLC
Demario Strickland ’06, Frank Sedita School #30

For additional information, click here.


The Buffalo News Recognizes Canisius Alumni as Outstanding Citizens

Two Canisius alums were recognized by The Buffalo News as Outstanding Citizens of 2013. 

Congratulations to Keith Wiley ’78, MBA ’81, a math teacher at Houghton Academy, and Justin Booth MS ’06, executive director of GObike Buffalo.

The Buffalo News recognized a total of seven outstanding citizens for making a positive impact on Buffalo and Western New York.

Click here for more information.


There is Still Time to Take the Canisius Magazine Survey

Thank you to those who have completed the Canisius Magazine survey.  If you have not taken the survey, there is still time to share your thoughts. Your answers will help shape the future of your alumni publication!

Click here to participate.