Canisius Online – March 2014

Father Dugan’s Great Trip Back to Canisius

Our beloved Father Paul J. Dugan, S.J. ’45 returned to Canisius on February 9 to attend the Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Father Dugan retired to Murray-Weigel Jesuit Residence Hall at Fordham University about 18 months ago. “It was a great experience for me to return to Canisius and catch up with friends,” said Father Dugan. “I can’t say enough about how I felt. I’ve been telling everyone about my great trip back to Canisius!”

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LinkedIn is Your Canisius Connection

The Canisius College Alumni LinkedIn Group is the college’s primary resource for alumni to connect with fellow alums. A professional networking resource, LinkedIn serves as a forum for alumni to mentor, advise and recruit current students and recent graduates.

“LinkedIn is a great resource for alumni to reconnect and network,” says Eileen Abbatoy, associate director in the Canisius College Career Center. “It’s a wonderful way for alumni to support our students by giving helpful advice, serving as mentors and providing information about career paths and industries. It’s also a great way to source candidates for jobs and internships.”

To join, go to and Canisius College Alumni.

Make Your Reunion the Best Ever

Help plan the new “Always A Griffin” Homecoming Weekend on September 25-28. Join your classmates and become a member of your class reunion committee. The Office of Alumni Engagement is seeking class committee members for the reunion classes of 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009, plus special reunions for affinity groups, including pre-law and MBA graduates.

Click here to be a part of Homecoming Weekend.

New Jesuit Mission Grant Offers 20 Percent Tuition Discount

Canisius now offers a 20-percent tuition discount to every accepted graduate student who has completed a year of service. We value your commitment and want to help you achieve the education you need to further your career and continue to make a difference.

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Canisius Impacts WNY in a Big Way

Canisius is a medium-sized institution with a big impact. The Canisius community, as a whole, shares its commitment to the city of Buffalo and all of Western New York through a number of partnerships, outreach and service initiatives.

Read more in the Canisius College Community Report.

Billy Baron Named MAAC Player of the Year

Senior guard Billy Baron earned MAAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year honors for his outstanding play this season. Baron led the Griffs to 21 wins and ranks among the nation’s top 20 in 10 different statistical categories, including scoring. His 24.2 scoring average is fourth best. 

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Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations

Each fall, Canisius honors alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers. The deadline for 2014 nominations is March 28. Please nominate a deserving graduate.

Regents Scholarship Ball

Make plans to attend the 48th annual Regents Scholarship Ball Saturday, May 3, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. The event is the principal fundraiser for the college’s Board of Regents Scholarship Fund, which provides financial support to promising young students who otherwise would not be able to take advantage of a Canisius education. The event will include the presentation of the Board of Regents Distinguished Citizen Achievement Award. This year’s recipient is Russ Brandon, president and chief executive officer of the Buffalo Bills. Brandon will be recognized for his civic, cultural and economic contributions to Western New York.

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All-College Honors Banquet

Honors alumni are invited to attend this year's All-College Honors banquet April 3 at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery in the Romanesque Room. A cash bar opens at 6:00 p.m. and buffet dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. The cost of the evening is $20 and includes awards and door prizes. To make a reservation, please contact Alice Steltermann, administrative associate for Chemistry and Honors, at 716-888-3112,, or stop by Horan O’Donnell, Room 206.