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Commencement Speakers 2018

Canisius College welcomed two leaders from Western New York’s medical community to campus to deliver commencement addresses for the undergraduate and graduate classes of 2018.  Both are Canisius alumni.

Allegra C. Jaros ’93, MBA ’96, president of the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, will deliver remarks to the graduate Class of 2018 on Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center.

Norma J. Nowak ’79, PhD, executive director of the University at Buffalo’s Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences, will address the Canisius College undergraduate Class of 2018 on Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m., also in the Koessler Athletic Center. 

Commencement Student Speakers 2018

Four students were selected to address their respective schools at the 2018 Commencement Exercises.

Graduate Commencement - Student Speaker:

Neil Savoy '15, Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration

Undergraduate Commencement - Student Speakers:

Anne-Marie K. DeRusso, School of Education and Human Services

Connor J. Rosenecker, Richard J. Wehle School of Business

Clayton M. Shanahan, College of Arts & Sciences