Canisius Online–October 2013
SAVE THE DATES! We are excited to announce the inauguration of a new and improved "Always A Griffin” Homecoming Weekend in 2014. The weekend will run from Thursday, September 25, through Sunday, September 28. All alumni are welcome to participate. Canisius will celebrate nine reunion classes -- 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009-- and offer an extended weekend of events and activities for alumni, students and their families to interact with faculty, staff and one another. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months. Meanwhile, the college is seeking alumni to serve as members of their class reunion committees. A reunion kick-off meeting is scheduled for November 21. To get involved, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at email@example.com or 716-888-2700 or 800-201-4952.
Canisius TV Commercial
Check out our new TV commercial! The spot airs in the Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo markets and captures the essence of what it means to be a Canisius student.
Earlier this month, Rev. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus, met for the first time with all presidents and board of trustee chairs of the 28 Jesuit universities in the United States. During this historic meeting at Loyola University Chicago, Father Nicolás shared his thoughts on how the spirituality of St. Ignatius can inspire the presidents’ and chairs’ leadership of their institutions today. Read more.
More than 700 people were in attendance last month when Canisius President John J. Hurley conferred the President's Medal upon humanitarian Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, prior to his lecture in the Montante Cultural Center.
The President’s Medal bears the phrase ‘For God and Country’ and is bestowed only periodically to individuals who have distinguished themselves in public life through service to God and community. Farmer is the 45th recipient of the President’s Medal since 1955. Read more.
Congratulations to dual degree alumna Ann Woloszynski, who has begun her service as president of the Alumni Board of Directors for 2013-2014.
Woloszynski, administrative vice president for risk management at M&T Bank, earned a bachelor’s degree in 1990 and an MBA in 1994. She has been a member of the alumni board since 2006. The goals for the board include a focus on alumni engagement locally and nationally, alumni-student networking and career development, as well as the Canisius Fund and our Jesuit Catholic mission. A personal goal for Ann is greater alumni involvement in the spring Community Day, scheduled for April 12, 2014. “The whole concept of men and women for others and giving back is important to the board. Community Day offers a great opportunity for our alumni to gather together with both fellow alumni and current students, make some new friends and make a difference.”
The mission of the alumni board is to assist the college, and especially the Office of Alumni Engagement, in achieving its mission to engage alumni in direct and meaningful ways in order to foster a long-term relationship between alumni and alma mater. To learn about opportunities to get more involved, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-888-2700 or 800-201-4952.
It just became easier to invest in the success of Canisius students.
Beginning this year, donors may request that their annual gifts to the Canisius Fund be automatically deducted in monthly payments from a debit card or automatically charged each month to a credit card. Verification of the transactions will appear on donors’ monthly credit or debit card statements.
The new monthly giving plan for the Canisius Fund is quick, convenient and enables you to budget accordingly. Best of all, each gift to the Canisius Fund supports the scholarships, academic programs, service trips and student initiatives that are central to the Canisius College experience.
To get started on a monthly giving plan, visit canisius.edu/success or call 716-888-2712.
The Center for Professional Development is offering alumni a 20 percent discount on certification and leadership programs. Companies enrolling three or more employees also receive a 20 percent savings. The center offers certification courses in such areas as human resources management, project management, payroll and paralegal. The young professionals’ leadership program educates the next generation of CEOs in finance, business writing, public speaking and conflict management. The popular mini-MBA teaches business fundamentals while bolstering participants’ professional credentials.