Dr. I. Joan Lorch Award Winners Announced

March 23, 2012


BUFFALO, NY – Canisius College has announced the 2012 Dr. I. Joan Lorch Award winners. 

Susan K. Sedia ’11, administrative associate in the management office, is the recipient of the staff award; Margaret A. Zimmer ’12, a senior marketing major with a women’s studies certificate, is the recipient of the student award; Ellen M. Barnum, adjunct professor of fine arts, is the recipient of the faculty award; and Luanne C. Firestone, associate campus minister, is the recipient of the administrator award. Honorees were recognized during the college’s annual Women’s Studies Luncheon on Friday, March 23. 

The Dr. I. Joan Lorch Award, presented annually by the Women’s Studies Program at Canisius, recognizes individuals at the college who have made significant contributions to women on campus. The award is named after its first recipient, Dr. I. Joan Lorch, professor emerita of biology, who was a driving force behind the establishment of the college’s Women’s Studies Program.

Canisius College is one of 28 Catholic, Jesuit colleges in the nation and the premier private college in Western New York. Canisius prepares leaders - intelligent, caring, faithful individuals - able to pursue and promote excellence in their professions, their communities and their service to humanity.