Welcome to the Family

August 7, 2018


BUFFALO, NY - Congratulations to the nearly 1,200 members of the Class of 2018 who joined the ranks of Canisius alumni during May commencement ceremonies.  Included among the newly-minted graduates, nearly 40 Legacy Griffs – students whose family trees are rooted in a Canisius education. 

A few of those Legacy families are represented in th commencement photos below, which capture the emotion and pride of graduates and their families. 


Click here to view the full Commencement 2018 photo gallery.

Canisius Professors (l-r): tanya Loughead, PhD (philosophy), Jonathan diCicco, PhD (political science) Girish Shambu, PhD (management)
Canisius Professors (l-r) Tanya Loughead, PhD (philosophy), Jonathan DiCicco, PhD (political science) and Girish Shambu, PhD (management)
Legacy Family: Eirini Marie Steinig '18 (foreground), with her parents, Maria (Boubaris) '87 and Jeffrey '84, MD, Steinig
Pictured (l-r) are a few 2018 MBA graduates: Arwa Binsiddiq, Abeer Allahyani, Maram Alshehri and Rana Alamoudi
The U.S. Army ROTC program commissioned Canisius cadets as second lieutenants during commencement week 2018.
Thomas Anderson-Distefano '18 signals his pride upon receiving his BS in finance.
Legacy Family: Elaine (Bieron) Elkington '87 (foreground) is pictured with her daughter, Zoe Elkington '17, MBA '18 and father, Emeritus Professor Joseph Bierson '58, PhD
Legacy Family (l-r): Gregory Keith '18 is pictured with his grandmother, Ann M. Ritz MS '89 and his mother, Joanne (Ritz) Keith '81
Legacy Family (l-r): Maureen (Zimmer) Orgek '87 is pictured with her father, David Zimmer '56 and her daughter, Fulbright scholar Caitlin Orgek '18