Canisius University Hosts Virtual Commissioning Ceremony

June 10, 2020

BUFFALO, NY – The Army Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) program at Canisius University commissioned 12 cadets as second lieutenants during a virtual ceremony on Friday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m.

The guest speaker for the ceremony was Brigadier General John C. Andonie, Joint Staff, New York Army National Guard. President John Hurley also offered remarks and congratulations.

Three students commissioned attended Canisius University, eight attended the University at Buffalo and one attended Buffalo State College. The Canisius students commissioned are:

Jared Browne ’20, who will complete his Basic Officer Leader's Course (BOLC) in Fort Benning, GA;

Dylan Huston ’20 will attend Yale University for his Master’s of Divinity degree; and

Zachary Kier ’20 who is going to Fort Lee, VA for the Basic Officer Leader’s Course afterwhich he will serve in the North Carolina National Guard in High Point, NC.

For more information, please call the Office of College Communications at (716) 888-2790.

One of 27 Jesuit universities in the nation, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York. Canisius celebrates its sesquicentennial anniversary during the 2019-20 academic year, marking 150 years of Jesuit education and leadership in the city of Buffalo and Western New York. Visit for more information about Canisius’ milestones and celebratory events.