CANISIUS COLLEGE MAGAZINE SUMMER 2012
A Legacy of Leadership raises $95.5 million
JOHN J. HURLEY
Canisius College Magazine
SUMMER 2012 VOLUME 13, ISSUE 2
President John J. Hurley Associate Vice President for Public Relations & Executive Editor Debra S. Park MS ’06 Managing Editor Audrey R. Browka
This issue of Canisius Magazine contains the amazing story of the Legacy of Leadership campaign that officially closed on May 31st with $95.5 million raised, $5.5 million over goal. Major comprehensive campaigns are like marathons and our race to the finish was extended by a couple of miles when the financial markets melted down in 2008, just one year after we entered the public phase of the campaign. But we took the longer view, and our alumni and friends stayed with us as we waited for the clouds to clear. That delay caused us to run the campaign like a relay race, though. My predecessor, Rev. Vincent M. Cooke HON '10, S.J., ran the first three-quarters of the race and raised $73 million. In summer 2010, he handed the baton to me for the anchor leg. We raised an impressive $21.6 million in the last two years of the campaign. Canisius owes a real debt of gratitude to the national chair of the Legacy of Leadership campaign, R. Carlos Carballada ’56, HON ’81. Throughout the campaign, he has been at our side advising us on campaign strategy, participating in major gift solicitations, rallying our Board of Trustees, and encouraging us all.
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COMFORT FOOD SIFE students bring a taste of home to Buffalo’s Bhutanese refugees.
A LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP Canisius ushers in a new era of distinction, thanks to the same rich tradition of donor support that settled the college at 2001 Main Street a century ago.
Director of Creative Services & Layout Editor Andalyn Courtney Contributing Designer James Neiler Contributing Writers Elizabeth M. Bohen ’74, MS ’76 Molly C. Cohen ’06 Kristin E. Etu ’91 Rachel Flammer Martin J. Haumesser Eileen C. Herbert ’04 Marion A. Jagodzinski Laura Marek ’06
Photography Eric Frick Tom Wolf ’86 To Contact Us We are eager to hear your comments about Canisius College Magazine. Please send correspondence to: Canisius College Magazine 2001 Main Street, Lyons Hall Room 209, Buffalo, NY 14208 Phone 716-888-2790 Fax 716-888-2778
It is a great privilege as president to declare success on this campaign. This is a phenomenal success for Canisius College and a great testament to the generosity of alumni, friends, foundations and corporations who believe in what we are trying to accomplish here.
To the nearly 19,000 donors to this historic fundraising effort, I say thank you!
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MILESTONES ON MAIN STREET A look back at some defining developments during Canisius’ first century at 2001 Main Street.
QUAD PARTY Canisius celebrates a timehonored tradition during reunion weekend 2012.
BLUE & GOLD BRIEFS C A MPUS NE WS A ND NOTE S FACULTY NOTES FACULT Y NE WS A ND UPDATE S A LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP C A M PA IG N NE WS A ND UPDATE S CANISIUS CONNECTIONS A LUM NI NE WS A ND NOTE S
ERRATUM John F. Marszalek ’61, PhD, is a distinguished professor emeritus of history at Mississippi State University, not Mississippi University, as erroneously reported in the winter/spring 2012 issue of Canisius Magazine. We apologize for any confusion.
Alumni Accountants Earn National Ranking Alumni of Influence
Greetings from Sogang University, Korea! Amy Creathorn ’13 and Jason Frizlen ’13 will be the first Canisius students to study in Korea. Their study abroad at Sogang University, during the fall semester, is made possible by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, which awarded the undergraduate ambassadors a prestigious Global Korean Scholarship to the Jesuit institution. Creathorn is an entrepreneurship major. Frizlen is an entrepreneurship and management dual major. As a condition of their study abroad experiences, both students will provide feedback to the Office of International Affairs at Sogang University. They will also host an information session at Canisius on their study abroad experiences in Korea.
Eleven Canisius alumni are among Business First’s list of Most Influential People in Western New York. The list is comprised of individuals who wield economic, civic and cultural influence throughout the region. The Canisius alumni include President John J. Hurley ’78; Matthew K. Enstice MBA ’04, president/CEO of Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus; Angelo M. Fatta ’66, PhD, president of Fatta Enterprises; Kimberly Minkel ’96, executive director of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority; Carl J. Montante ’64, HON ’04, founder/ president of Uniland Development Co.; David J. Nasca ’79, president/CEO Evans Bank; Michael F. Newman ’90, executive vice president for Noco Energy Corp.; Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker ’82, president/CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo; Frank A. Sedita III ’83, Erie County District Attorney; Hon. William M. Skretny ’66, chief district judge for the U.S. District Court/Western District of New York; and Rocco R. Termini ’72, developer with Signature Development.
Give Me a C-A-N-I-S-I-U-S! Three cheers for the Canisius C-Block, which took home first place in a nationwide school spirit contest! The National Association for Campus Activities selected the club’s party and bonfire as a “Best Campus Tradition.” Held in Bart Mitchell Quad, the bonfire rallies the student body prior to the kick-off of the Golden Griffin season each fall. The event features free food, music, giveaways and a dramatic entrance by Petey, the Golden Griffin mascot, who repels down the side of Dugan Hall. C-Block won first place amongst colleges and universities with enrollments of up to 5,000 undergraduate students. One of the largest student clubs on campus, C-Block members are the voice and spirit behind every Golden Griffin team.
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It’s a well-known fact that Canisius accounting alumni earn among the highest scores on the CPA exam in New York State. Now they rank among the highest in the country. Alumni, who graduated with bachelor’s degrees in accounting and sat for the 2011 CPA exam, had the fourth highest overall pass rate (77.8), in the nation. This group also had the highest overall pass rate percentage in New York State. Rankings are based on schools that had 21 to 60 candidates sit for the first time for the exam.
President’s Pledge Against Poverty Canisius President John J. Hurley is one of 28 charter members of The Presidents’ Pledge Against Global Poverty. The new national initiative among higher education leaders works to help end extreme poverty and focus attention on the positive impact of personal philanthropy. Members of the initiative publicly commit to contribute five percent or more of their personal income, annually, to organizations that fight poverty. President Hurley’s contributions are directed to the Catholic Medical Mission Board, Catholic Relief Services and Agros International. “I strongly identify with the goals of this initiative,” says President Hurley. “The President’s Pledge provides me with an opportunity to give our students and others a concrete example of how they might act on their responsibility to serve their fellow man and promote justice in the world.”
John J. Hurley
Charter members of The President’s Pledge Against Global Poverty represent a cross-section of leadership at public and private universities. The organization received support from a private donor and a special grant from The Henry Luce Foundation to develop the project.
MAAC Champs (Again!) Congratulations to the Canisius College men’s and women’s lacrosse teams, which took home MAAC Championship titles. The Lady Griffs secured the MAAC title following a 15-11 victory against Fairfield. The team advanced to an NCAA Tournament play-in game but was edged out, 13-12, by the University of Massachusetts. This is the second consecutive year that the women’s team scored a MAAC Championship, and the first Canisius program to win a championship on campus, since softball won the crown in 1997. The men’s lacrosse team rallied for a 10-9 victory against Siena College to win its own MAAC Championship title. The team later fell, 17-5, to top-seeded Loyola Maryland in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The men’s lacrosse team last took home MAAC honors in 2008.
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Canisius students help bring a taste of
FOOD home to Buffalo’s Bhutanese refugees. STORY: KRISTIN E.ETU ’91
Sagarmatha Groceries isn’t your typical grocery store. The shelves inside this 600-square foot West Side market are stocked with fresh buckwheat cakes, red rice, a variety of spiced chilies and mustard oil. It’s far from American fare but that’s because Sagarmatha Groceries caters to Buffalo’s growing population of Bhutanese refugees. The store, at 489 Grant Street, officially opened this spring. Canisius students were key ingredients in making it happen. “We knew this was an amazing opportunity and believed in the potential for the store to succeed,” says Miguel E. Lopez ’13. The accounting major is a member of the SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) business club and one of four SIFE students who spearheaded the grocery store project. The project is part of SIFE’s Refugee Economic Development Initiative (REDI), which assists leaders and businesspeople, in the refugee community, who want to launch economic ventures in their areas of the city. The SIFE students selected 32-year old Kaji Sunwar (pictured at right) as their first prospective business owner.
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PHOTOS: TOM WOLF ’86
“He’s educated, he speaks fluent English and he knows everyone in the community,” says Patricia A. Hutton, PhD, professor of economics and finance, and SIFE faculty advisor. Sunwar was born in Bhutan, a small country in South Asia near the Eastern Himalayas. He lived there until age 11, when the government ordered Sunwar’s family - and all practicing Christians – to worship at the Buddhist temple or leave the kingdom. Sunwar’s family, along with tens of thousands of others in similar situations, fled Bhutan for refugee camps across the border in Nepal, India. Sunwar spent 17 years in a refugee camp, where he lived in a 13 x 9 foot tent with his parents, sister and four younger brothers. He attended college in India, earned his MBA and worked as a teacher for a short time until the United States permitted him and his brother, Raj, to resettle in America. The brothers came to Buffalo, which is now home to nearly 2,000 Bhutanese Nepali immigrants. “The food is different here,” laughs Sunwar, who helps resettle new immigrants as a case manager at Catholic Charities of Buffalo.
“We need special spices, rice, fresh meat and organic vegetables to cook.” Sagarmatha Groceries gives refugees a taste of home in their strange new world. “We can get all of our traditional food in a store where there is no language barrier,” adds Chabbi Kami, a Sagarmatha shopper. “It’s also a gathering place for the Bhutanese community. Children can easily go to the store and buy candy and spices.” “It is such a relief for the Bhutanese community to have this store,” says Bir Saki, who lives just three blocks from Sagarmatha Groceries. “Many people would travel all day by bus just to get food for their families. Now we can easily walk to buy what we need.” The Canisius students helped provide that comfort food in a number of ways. “The biggest challenge was the research involved to determine exactly how the business was going to operate and then use that information to organize and develop a business plan,” says Lopez. Students conducted market research to determine the general company description, inventory, services and pricing strategy. They examined startup expenses, equipment costs, staff budgets and capital resources. SIFE students even came up with a studentmanaged micro-loan program to help provide the financial means necessary for small-business startups. Rich Products backed SIFE’s idea with a $30,000 loan that can be used to support smallbusiness ventures in Buffalo’s West Side community. “We are pleased to support Canisius SIFE as they strive to use sound business practices and instruction to educate, improve, 8
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and empower the West Side community,” says Howard Rich, vice president of community relations at Rich Products. “Over the years, through hard work and the support of our own mentors, our company has grown into a global enterprise. We are thrilled for the opportunity to give back to the community that supported us.” “Our goal is to not just to help one man and his family achieve economic well-being but to improve the lives of the whole community,” adds Hutton. “We look for sustainable projects that enable sustainable change.” Sister Patricia Brady, SSMN, helps professors such as Hutton and her SIFE students make the necessary connections. As director of community-based learning, Sister Pat is the liaison between Canisius and those individuals and agencies in need throughout the city. “While Buffalo was originally settled by European immigrants, the new face of Buffalo is African, Asian and Hispanic immigrants,” explains Sister Pat. “I truly believe the city is going to come back through these people.”
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) is a worldwide organization of approximately 650 university teams, nationwide, that works to improve the quality of life and standard of living for individuals and communities through service. Pictured above (l-r) are members of the SIFE group who spearheaded the grocery store project: Patricia A. Hutton, PhD, professor of economics and finance, and SIFE faculty advisor; Briana Miller ’13, SIFE president; Kaji Sunwar, owner of Sagarmatha Groceries; Brianne Victor ’13; and Miguel Lopez ’13.
In addition to Sunwar, Sister Pat put Canisius SIFE students in contact with a group of Bhutanese women who want to work from home while they care for their children. SIFE organized weekly sewing classes for the women. They learn how to sew reusable shopping totes, purses and scarves. The women also make jewelry. The products are now sold at Sagarmatha Groceries and will eventually be available online at buffalobazaar.com. “We teach them simple concepts, such as how to measure and cut patterns,” explains Brianne L. Victor ’13, the dual management/ marketing major who led SIFE’s sewing initiative. “This project gives women the vocational skills necessary to make money while they work from home.”
The Griffin Social Venture is following SIFE’s lead, as well. The student management initiative recently assisted Buffalo’s Burmese community with a greenhouse micro-business plan to grow Roselle, a leafy green staple of the Burmese diet. “Out of little things, great things can happen,” says Ronald M. Rivas, PhD, associate professor of management and faculty advisor of the Griffin Social Venture. “One of the incredible blessings is that by going through the process, our students not only help someone less privileged than themselves but they learn to create something from nothing by using their own talents.” In the case of Sagarmatha Groceries, students not only helped feed a refugee community, they made it feel more like home. 8 6C>H>JH8DAA:<:B 6<6 O>C:HJBB:G'%&'q9
ustyn Bellitto ’12 and Kara George MSED ’12 are the latest Canisius students to earn the title of J. William Fulbright Scholar. Named for the late Arkansas senator, the Fulbrights are part of the government’s premier scholarship program, designed to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges. Fulbright scholarships support a full academic year of study, research or teaching assistantship. Bellitto’s Fulbright takes him to EAFIT University in Medellín, Colombia, where the Spanish and international relations alumnus will work as an English teaching assistant. Bellitto says his Colombia experience will help him “to comprehend a misunderstood country and witness the positive changes occurring.” The experience, he adds, will help “to improve (his) Spanish language skills through interaction with native speakers” and better understand “the effects that globalization and development have on the country.” This is Bellitto’s second international teaching experience. He studied abroad at the University of Oviedo in Spain for a semester during his junior year. In addition to attending classes, Bellitto student-taught children, age six - 18, at a private preparatory school. Bellitto plans to pursue graduate studies in international political economy, with a focus on globalization and development. Specifically, he is interested in analyzing the role these paradigms play in daily life, upon his return from Colombia.
Associate Management Professor Ronald M. Rivas, PhD, is a 2012 recipient of a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant; his second in as many years. The award offers U.S. faculty and professionals opportunities to collaborate with overseas’ counterparts on a variety of projects including needs assessments and surveys, specialized academic programs, lectures, seminars and workshops, and faculty-training programs. Rivas used his Fulbright grant to teach for six weeks at the Universidad del Pacifico in Lima, Peru this summer. He helped increase the number of English courses offered at the university. Rivas also taught a course on international markets strategy of Latin American multinationals, participated in faculty development work and continued his ongoing research on the globalization of Andean-grown multinationals. “The Andean region, in connection with the Southern cone of Latin America, is experiencing an extraordinary period of economic growth led by Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Colombia,” explains Rivas. “Peru is at the epicenter of such growth and is attractive ground for investment, in particular from Latin American homegrown multinational companies also known as multi-Latinas.” The Universidad del Pacifico is a Jesuit university and considered the top business school in Peru. The private university specializes in the areas of economics and business administration.
The tradition continues as Canisius students and faculty secure 2012-2013 J. William Fulbright Scholarships
Kara George is headed to a secondary school in Madrid, Spain to serve as an English teaching assistant. The practical classroom experience, coupled with her immersion in Spanish language and culture, will provide George with the skills necessary to teach a foreign language. She’ll learn colloquialisms, humor and nuances, and improve upon her personal knowledge of Spain’s rich traditions, customs and dialects, “to help make her teaching come to life.”
Gilman Scholarship Goes to Christiani ’13
Aliyaa A. Christiani ’13 is the recipient of a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the competitive scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students with limited financial means, so that they may pursue academic studies abroad.
George holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, and agriculture and natural resources from Berea College. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in San Carlos, Costa Rica. George is a candidate in Canisius’ master’s degree program in adolescent education (with a Spanish concentration). Following her Fulbright experience, she plans to teach Spanish to high school students.
Christiani received a $4,000 scholarship to study at the University of Oveido, Spain, where she will also teach English to students at San Ignacio Elementary School. Christiani is a special education and Spanish dual major. She plans to produce a video documentary of her experience abroad, which she will post on YouTube, and use to help educate local elementary students about Spanish language and culture.
Hers and Belitto’s awards bring the total number of Fulbright Scholarships awarded to Canisius students to 37, since 1987.
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Pictured are the original members of the Canisius Building Fund Committee. These men went door-to-door to raise $100,000 for a ‘new Canisius College.’ They achieved their goal in 32 days and their success paved the way for the construction of Old Main in 1912.
W H AT A DI F F ER ENCE
M A K ES!
Nearly a century ago, Canisius College ushered in a new era in the history of the young institution. Volunteers canvassed the city for donations to construct the first building on what would become Canisius’ new campus at 2001 Main Street. The fundraising campaign proved historic for the college. Volunteers collected $100,059. The donations gave rise to the venerable walls of Old Main, which provided ‘the new Canisius College’ with the necessary place and space to grow into the premier private educational institution that its German Jesuit founders intended.
Fast forward 100 years and the institution is again on the cusp of a new era of distinction.
T H E CH A L L E NGE S Never before has a feat this size been scaled by Canisius. In fact, many questioned the lofty $90 million goal before Canisius launched the campaign – perhaps with good reason.
M AY 31, 2 012 Canisius concluded A Legacy of Leadership: The Campaign for Canisius College with
$95.5 million raised; $5.5 million in excess of its goal. The achievement marks a watershed moment in Canisius’ history. It’s also a striking indicator as to what the college means in the lives of its alumni and friends, as well as the greater community. “This campaign is historic for Canisius College, there is no question about that,” says President John J. Hurley. “We set a very aggressive goal and we achieved it. It’s a vote of confidence from the Canisius family; one that demonstrates they have faith in the college and its potential.” That potential will be realized in the months and years ahead, as the success of A Legacy of Leadership materializes across all corners of the campus. Expect more scientific discoveries, borne not from solitary research but from faculty-student pioneers engaged in exciting new collaborations. Look for new faculty, from diverse fields of study, whose programs expand the depths of students’ minds through realworld experiences and explorations. And watch for sparks to fly when students gather in the new library learning commons. Casual conversations, chance encounters and impromptu interactions - all fueled by gourmet coffee - will inspire academic discovery and creativity.
Welcome to the future of Canisius College!
Canisius’ primary donor pool is concentrated in the fiscallystrapped New York State. The majority of that donor base resides right here in Buffalo, one of the poorest cities in the nation. And although the region is blessed with many important not-for-profit organizations, the number of these agencies is disproportionate to the resources available to support their missions. Still, Canisius had faith in its vision for the future, and anticipated strong support for its ambitious plan. Rightfully so. When Canisius launched the public phase of A Legacy of Leadership, in September 2007, it had already received $52.4 million in commitments. “Buffalo is one of the most generous communities I’ve ever come across,” says J. Patrick Greenwald, director of principal gifts at Canisius College and a veteran fundraiser. “People give to a wide range of important causes in this town because they don’t want to say no to any one of them.”
A presidential transition amidst a fundraising initiative of Canisius’ size and scope might very well have altered the outcome: College presidents typically bear the weight of actualizing potential gifts during a campaign, particularly major gifts. A change in leadership can also impact campaign goals, timelines and planning, not to mention morale among development teams and donors. Instead, Canisius broke all the rules. Not only did the college surpass its campaign goal, it secured a record $21.6 million in the last two years of the campaign, alone. “If anyone other than John Hurley was appointed president, we may not have had the success that we did with the campaign,” says Greenwald. “John set the stage for A Legacy of Leadership alongside Father Cooke. He shared in the original priorities of the campaign and when John was appointed president, he made a commitment to see the campaign through to success.”
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What the college did not anticipate – nor could it – was the global collapse of the financial market. In fact, Wall Street was hitting all-time highs in October 2007 right before it plunged to all-time lows. The Dow Jones Industrial Average bottomed out in March 2009, recording a devastating 50 percent drop over 17 months. The collapse became the worst market decline since the Great Depression, and brought Canisius’ fundraising efforts to a screeching halt. “We were a very long way from our goal,” recalls President Hurley. “People weren’t telling us no. They still wanted to support the college. But they wanted to wait until things turned around.” So with seatbelts locked around its lap, Canisius rode out the economic storm with optimism. The college maintained relationships with all its benefactors, it continued to share its success stories, and kept the focus on the future of the institution – not fundraising. By 2010, the economy began to show signs of a recovery, as did the Canisius campaign. Gifts of all levels started to come in, from alumni, friends, families, corporations, foundations, faculty, staff and students. A Legacy of Leadership was gaining much-needed momentum despite yet another unexpected and somewhat unprecedented challenge that arose. Then President Rev. Vincent M. Cooke HON ’10, S.J., announced his retirement from Canisius following 17 years of service.
T H E R E SU LT S A Legacy of Leadership is a success by every measure. The college secured $44.7 million for new or existing endowed scholarships and programs, $26.9 million for the development of Science Hall, $21.9 million in gifts to the Canisius Fund, and $2 million for the development of a library learning commons. Nearly half the support received is the result of alumni generosity, whose gifts totaled $47.7 million. Contributions totaled $21 million from parents, friends and students of Canisius; $14.2 million from corporations and foundations; and more than $1.2 million from faculty, staff and students. 8 6C>H>JH8DAA:<:B 6<6 O>C:HJBB:G'%&'q15
A Legacy of Leadership received 25 gifts of $1 million or more, including the three largest gifts in Canisius history: a $5.1 million commitment from the Carl J. ’64, HON ’04 and Carol Ann Montante family, a $5 million commitment from an anonymous donor, and two New York State appropriations totaling $7 million, “something no private institution has ever seen in this area,” notes President Hurley.
A PASSION FOR LEARNING: A COMMITMENT TO CANISIUS
Several significant gifts received in the final weeks of the campaign put the fundraising initiative over the top. Two $1 million gifts from former Canisius trustees were made at the close of A Legacy of Leadership. A few weeks prior, Board of Trustees Chair Catherine M. Burzik ’72 and her husband, Frank, made their second $1 million commitment to A Legacy of Leadership. And in April, Canisius friend and benefactor Patrick P. Lee HON ’99 committed $2 million to the campaign. “The donors played the most important role in this campaign and the return on their investment will endure,” says R. Carlos Carballada ’56, HON ’81, who served as national chair of A Legacy of Leadership. “Consider the potential: Students may go on to cure cancer, hold political office or become top athletes in their fields. The possibilities are infinite and I am proud to be a part of this exciting time at Canisius.”
Philip C. Lombardo ’48
hilip C. Lombardo ’48 entered Canisius College as the United States was on the brink of entering World War II. He completed a year of his education before he decided to join the Coast Guard in August 1941. As a chemical weapons specialist, Lombardo traveled around the U.S. educating troops about chemical warfare. During this time, Lombardo discovered that he was a good instructor and enjoyed the work. When the war ended in 1945, Lombardo returned to Buffalo and re-enrolled at Canisius. It was a hectic but vibrant time at the college, and the campus was crowded with returning servicemen. Lombardo took some accelerated classes and graduated with a degree in business three years later. His experience on the debate team and his relationships with Jesuit instructors had a lasting influence on Lombardo, and fostered a passion for learning that continues to this day. It was this passion that led Lombardo from his work with the IRS and with a CPA firm back to Canisius to obtain a degree in mathematics education. Lombardo also taught himself about the stock market, and became a skilled and successful investor. Though he has long since retired from the classroom, his desire to create opportunities for others to learn continues.
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In addition to creating an endowed scholarship, Lombardo made a significant gift to Science Hall during A Legacy of Leadership: The Campaign for Canisius College. Fittingly, the Philip C. ’48 and Josephine Lombardo Applied Mathematics Laboratory in Science Hall will be named in his honor and in memory of his beloved late wife, Josephine, when the building is formerly dedicated this fall. Lombardo is a philanthropist of the highest order: never conspicuous with his wealth and generous to many. He is 92, but his mind reveals no age, other than the wisdom and compassion that can only come from having lived a long and purposeful life. “Canisius was just an outpost in the 1940s,” he says. “It is inspiring, the way it has grown, through its leaders and through the contributions of alumni and others.”
SCI E NCE H A L L
L I BR A RY L E A R N I NG COM MONS E N D OW M E N T C A N I SI US F U N D
SCI E NCE H A L L A Legacy of Leadership was about much more than fundraising. It was about securing the means to make Canisius the best it can be – for students, alumni and the entire Western New York community. That effort culminates in an extraordinary way in fall 2012, when Canisius opens Science Hall. “Science Hall will create a bold new measure of distinction for Canisius College,” says President Hurley. In addition to becoming the hub for new curricular and research initiatives on campus, Science Hall will serve as an incubator for the world-class research underway in Western New York’s burgeoning life sciences industry. “Faculty can deepen their relationships with colleagues at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Undergraduate students can engage in more research internships at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Hauptman-Woodward Institute, where we already have a track record of success. Graduates will be top candidates for advanced degree programs and leading contenders for employment across all aspects of medicine and life sciences.” Planning for this interdisciplinary science center began well before A Legacy of Leadership launched. Canisius recognized the increasingly collaborative nature of the sciences, and faculty already engaged students in scholarly partnerships with their peers and professors from biology, chemistry, computer science, physics and engineering. The make-shift collaborative model worked, even with science departments scattered across campus. But when the opportunity arose for Canisius to purchase and develop a four-story building with 240,000 square feet of space in the heart of campus, Science Hall became a clear campaign priority. Canisius College received $26.9 million in commitments for the cornerstone Science Hall initiative. Seven million dollars of the total raised came from New York State appropriations secured by Senator Dale M. Volker ’64, HON ’01 and Assemblyman Robin Schimminger ’69, HON ’07. The John R. Oishei Foundation was the largest private foundation to support Science Hall. The organization provided a $2 million grant; $1 million of which served as a challenge grant to attract additional gifts for the project. This initial support of Science Hall enabled Canisius to develop the 120,000 square feet of space on the building’s first level, which opens this month. The departments of Computer Science and Mathematics, the Institute for Autism Research and the Dr. George E. Schreiner Pre-Medical Center will be housed here. An integrated and interactive science-on-display lab, student commons and study areas, and a living green wall are on the first level, as well. Subsequent phases of the project will be developed as funds become available, and include the departments of Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology and the Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relationships. “Canisius’ undergraduate science programs have always been among the institution’s strongest,” says Carlos Carballada. “Science Hall and its continued development reaffirms the college’s commitment to academic excellence, and will take teaching and learning in the sciences to even greater heights.” 18
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L I BR A RY L E A R N I NG COM MONS The appeal of a college no longer rests solely on its academic reputation. Potential students consider the overall campus. They want to study and socialize in comfortable, attractive settings, equipped with innovative technologies, and libraries play an increasingly central role. To respond, Canisius secured $2 million during A Legacy of Leadership to create a technology-based learning commons within Bouwhuis Library. It’s an extension of the classroom, really, and a one-stop learning center outfitted for today’s digital native: connected, collaborative and goal-oriented. New, flexible, collaborative study areas, equipped with the latest software and hardware, are already in use by students. Also in place is one central location for circulation and reference, and a technology Help Desk. A Tim Horton’s coffee shop, extended library hours and added safety for late-night studying further support the new, relaxed and collegial learning environment. The library also expanded its collection to include recreational reading and DVDs to better serve the resident student population. And digital journals now largely replace the traditional journal collection.
Nancy W. Ware ’78, MBA ’85, Stephen LoVullo ’74 and Linda Gerbec
hey are members of the college’s advisory boards, admissions ambassadors and the people you hear on the other end of the phone when Canisius calls. ‘They’ are the hundreds of alumni, parents, friends, students and staff who demonstrate their affinity for Canisius College through their many volunteer efforts. “Volunteers are valuable extensions of any institution and Canisius is particularly fortunate to have such dedicated alumni and friends at the heart of the college,” says Craig T. Chindemi, vice president for institutional advancement. His team relies on volunteers for fundraising and alumni relations initiatives. Nancy W. Ware ’78, MBA ’85 is among them. A loyal alumna, Ware has volunteered at Canisius in a great number of capacities ever since graduation. She recently served as vice chair of the Board of Trustees and led the Canisius Fund Cabinet during its successful 2011 and 2012 campaigns (page 31). “There is a special place in my heart for Canisius because it’s where I met my husband, Don ’78,” says Ware. “It’s also where I learned that we all have a responsibility to give as much as we receive. I received a great deal during my time at Canisius, not the least of which was an excellent education, leadership skills and lasting friendships. Volunteering is how I say ‘thank you.’” Alumni volunteers often work alongside another steadfast group of Canisius supporters: parents of current and former students. Pictured: Nancy W. Ware ’78, MBA ’85, Stephen LoVullo ’74 and Lina Gerbec
“It’s nice to know that what we do – the calls we make, the letters we write - benefits students who might not otherwise be able to attend Canisius,” says Linda Gerbec. Gerbec began to volunteer when her daughter, Amy E. Koppmann ’96, was an undergraduate. More than 15 years later, she continues to solicit support for the Canisius Fund from parents of current and former students. Canisius volunteers do more than fundraise, however. Their wise counsel provides deans and program directors with insight into the latest industry trends related to their respective fields. Volunteers also influence the lives of students whenever they are able to place them in quality internship experiences or hire Canisius graduates. “I am what I am because of Canisius and what better way to give back than to support the school that educated me,” adds Stephen LoVullo ’74. A partner in the accounting firm of Lumsden & McCormick, LoVullo volunteers on the Council on Accountancy and established two endowed scholarships at the college. For the past two years, he spearheaded a reception for prospective accounting students, during which he shared stories about his undergraduate experience. That personal touch resulted in 90 percent of the guests enrolling at Canisius. “I have a deep loyalty to the college and am very proud to say I graduated from Canisius.” And Canisius takes pride in its collective volunteers, who are an invaluable asset to the success and well-being of the college. For more information on how you can volunteer at Canisius, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (716)888-8200.
Continued library renovations include more quiet and activelearning areas, as well as computer and media technology so students can produce and edit digital content. Bouwhuis Library will eventually be the new home for its academic partners: the Tutoring Center, Student Academic Support Services, academic computing and the Center for Teaching Excellence. This way, students who need academic help, whether in study skills, research skills or technology skills, will have Bouwhuis Library as their destination.
E N D OW M E N T Of course, students choose Canisius College because they want a state-of-the-art learning and living environment, in which real-world experiences converge with explorations that open doors to their futures. The expansion of these educational opportunities and the affordability of a Canisius education were primary goals of A Legacy of Leadership. The Canisius community supported these goals with tremendous benevolence to the endowment. The college received $44.7 million in contributions for new and existing endowed scholarships and programs. This brings the current market value of the endowment to $91.4 million and affords Canisius the means to offer more university-based scholarship assistance to the best and brightest students. The importance of a healthy endowment becomes increasingly imperative as government aid continues to decrease. A strong endowment also enables Canisius to provide support for new and existing academic experiences that expand students’ learning beyond the classroom and into the real world. 8 6C>H>JH8DAA:<:B 6<6 O>C:HJBB:G'%&'q1 9
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The Canisius Ambassadors for Conservation, Christianity and the Road Less Traveled, The American Indian Center at Canisius and the Institute for Autism Research represent only a few of the many programs developed through the Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professorship. The AllCollege Honors Program, the Golden Griffin Fund, the Urban Leadership Learning Community and the Rev. Vincent M. Cooke, S.J., Endowed Chair in Ethics are also supported through endowed gifts. But perhaps the greatest legacy of an endowed gift is that because it is a permanently invested fund, it yields returns for today’s most deserving students, as well as those of tomorrow. “An endowed scholarship is one of the most enduring ways an individual or organization can make a difference in the lives of Canisius students,” says Craig T. Chindemi, vice president for institutional advancement. “An endowment is not just for one year or even one generation. Endowment gifts are forever.”
C A N I SI US F U N D If endowed gifts secure future excellence for an institution, then annual giving campaigns ensure excellence today. Both are equally vital to the life of the college but in different ways. Gifts to the Canisius Fund – large and small – all add up to critical financial support for college operations and expenditures during a fiscal year. For these reasons, annual giving was a campaign priority, and donors responded in kind. The Canisius Fund secured $21.9 million throughout A Legacy of Leadership and set some record-breaking numbers: The average gift increased nearly 50 percent over the course of the campaign, from $280 to $419. The Canisius Fund also raised $2.7 million during the annual campaign that just concluded May 31. It’s the largest amount ever secured during a Canisius Fund initiative.
Other contributors to the Canisius Fund success: a $1 million gift, from the Canisius Jesuit Community, which served as challenge grant to alumni. The Your Gift, Your Choice program bolstered the Canisius Fund campaign to even greater heights in more recent years. Launched in 2010, Your Gift, Your Choice enables donors to designate their gifts to the areas most important to them. Some people direct their Canisius Fund gifts to student aid. This helps fill classrooms with bright young minds. Others designate their Canisius Fund donations to athletics. Such resources help build a winning athletics program. Others allocate their Canisius Fund gifts to the John J. Hurley ’78 Presidential Discretionary Fund. This enables Canisius to seize any unexpected academic opportunities and initiatives, which inevitably arise throughout the year.
milestones ON M A I N S T R E E T The legacy of Canisius College’s first 100 years on Main Street is marked by
And while Canisius Fund gifts make an immediate impact on the institution in a given year, there are lasting benefits as well.
educational excellence, great tradition and ambition, and defining developments that shaped the institution to what it is today. Canisius will evolve and expand
“When individuals make gifts to areas of personal interest, Canisius is able to engage them in the life of the college in more meaningful ways,” says Craig Chindemi. Maybe it’s an invitation to a campus lecture or concert, or maybe a donor can share his or her expertise as a guest speaker in a classroom or on an advisory council. “When alumni become more engaged, the legacy that is Canisius endures.”
on these foundations in infinite ways over the next 100 years. But for now, Canisius Magazine takes a look back at some of the college’s most memorable milestones during its first century at 2001 Main Street.
W H AT ’ S N E X T Higher education folks share a common quip about fundraising: They say you’re either in a campaign or you’re planning the next one. Here at Canisius, the team will take a bit of a breather to soak up and celebrate the most successful fundraising initiative in the college’s history. We invite you to join us. Afterall, A Legacy of Leadership is a point of pride for everyone connected to Canisius. Its achievement reaffirms all that the college stands for in the lives of its students, alumni and friends, and the important role it plays within the Western New York community. The campaign’s successful conclusion also coincides with the start of an exhilarating new era at 2001 Main Street; one which will see new scientific discoveries, new and diverse scholars, new centers for collaborative and casual learning – and even a new look (watch for it in the fall 2012 issue of Canisius Magazine).
Author/professor Charles Brady names Canisius athletes the Golden Griffins. The college at 2001 Main Street is dedicated. Villa Stadium opens with a 10,000 seat capacity.
The best is yet to come at Canisius. We hope you’ll join us! Canisius Dramatics Club performs The Passion Play to 80,000 people.
Canisius builds The Villa, a gymnasium and field house.
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Men’s basketball makes its first post-season appearance in NIT.
Loyola Hall opens as new Jesuit residence.
Christ the King Chapel is opened and dedicated.
The Coffin Club changes its name to DiGamma Honor Society.
The Griffin succeeds The Canisian.
Small plane crashes outside Bagen Hall.
Blizzard of ’77 closes Canisius for 10 days.
Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center opens as one of first undergraduate pre-law centers in the U.S.
Canisius opens Frisch Hall and Student Center.
Buffalo opens rapid transit system. The rail line runs down Main Street and includes two stops on the Canisius campus.
200,000 student records are put on computers for the first time. Churchill Academic Tower opens for classes.
Canisius opens Koessler Athletic Center.
Canisius adopts the seal of the St. Peter Canisius family.
Canisius admits its first group of African American students under its new MLK Jr. Scholarship Program.
The Hon. Harry S. Truman, 33rd president of the U.S., inaugurates the Fitzpatrick Lecture Series.
Canisius diplomas are written in Latin for the last time.
Dewey Hall is built to accommodate surge of students who enrolled via G.I. Bill.
The All-College Honors Program is established.
Canisius dedicates its new library, where Dewey Hall once stood. It houses 70,000 volumes.
Women’s basketball team earned Canisius’ first berth to NCAA Tournament.
Senior class gives Canisius large blue and gold clock, which is affixed to the back of Old Main.
Thomas Maulucci ’87 becomes the first Canisius student to receive a coveted Fulbright Scholarship.
Dr. George E. Schreiner Pre-Medical Center is established. Senior class gift is used to repair the cross and globe atop Old Main, which was being held in place by rope.
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George M. Martin Hall opens to students in All-College Honors Program.
Presidential candidate Bill Clinton campaigns at Canisius College.
Village Townhouses open to students. They house 227 students in 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.
Patrick P. Lee Student Athletic Center opens.
Former president Jimmy Carter speaks at Canisius.
Lyons Hall becomes the new ‘gateway to Canisius.’
John White co-authored the new book.
Canisius dedicates Montante Cultural Center, a 500-seat performing arts center.
Jane E. Fisher, PhD, contends that war and disease forced changes in gender roles during the early 20th century, in her new book. Envisioning Disease, Gender and War: Women’s Narratives of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic draws upon the narratives of female writers to examine how women developed an appreciation of their own endurance, and envisioned and accepted their transformed futures following the apocalyptic losses of men during World War I and the influenza pandemic of 1918.
Delavan Townhouses open to students Employer Assisted Housing Program is introduced.
Office of Veterans Services is established.
Tim Horton’s opens on main level of library.
Dugan Hall becomes new home to nearly 300 freshman/ sophomore students.
Canisius embarks on second century at 2001 Main Street with opening of Science Hall. Canisius inaugurates its first lay president, John J. Hurley.
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The dramatic story of black emancipation is explored, in-depth, by History Professor Bruce J. Dierenfield, PhD, in his new book A History of African-American Leadership. The text delves into the racial advancement philosophies and strategies of such race leaders as Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, as well as President Barack Obama. The book similarly examines female political and cultural leaders, including Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, Condoleezza Rice and Oprah Winfrey.
Fisher is an associate professor of English and director of the Women’s Studies Program. Public charter schools are the focus of a new book by Anne Marie Tryjankowski ’86, MSEd ’90, EdD. Charter School Primer takes a comprehensive look at the pros and cons of charter schools, the philosophies that led to their development, and the reasons why parents choose them for their children. The book also considers the important roles that teachers, parents and leaders play in public charter schools, and identifies indicators of success. Tryjankowski is an assistant professor of graduate education and leadership, and coordinator of the Institute for Transformational Leadership in Education.
Wanzer Lauded as Distinguished Professor Melissa Wanzer, EdD, is the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award. Presented by the Canisius Alumni Association, the award annually recognizes one faculty member for teaching excellence and outstanding contributions to the academic world. Wanzer is a professor of communication studies, and considered a superior educator and mentor by undergraduate and graduate students. Her educational focus is on commuMelissa Wanzer, EdD nication, interpersonal communication, small group communication, persuasion and social influence. Wanzer’s research similarly centers on interpersonal and relational communications. She studies the effect of teacher humor on communication and the impact of student disabilities on teacher-student communication. In the areas of health communication, Wanzer explores nurses’ perceptions of physicians’ communication, how nurses use humor as a coping mechanism for work-related stress, and the relationship between patient-centered communication and satisfaction. Wanzer joined Canisius College in 1997. She holds a master of arts degree in communication studies from Syracuse University and a doctor of education in communication in instruction from West Virginia University.
Burich Begins American Indian Center History Professor Keith R. Burich, PhD, established The American Indian Center at Canisius College this summer, with support from his new Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professorship. The center will unite native and non-native communities through a series of educational initiatives. The initiatives include an interdisciplinary native studies program, in which various academic departments will educate students about the history and cultures of Native Americans. The center will also make unique Keith R. Burich, PhD learning experiences available to Canisius students outside the classroom. “Students will learn about native history and culture directly from natives,” says Burich, whose popular immersion programs on Indian reservations are supported by the professorship. A native advisory committee will be established to ensure that the center addresses specific topics of interest and importance to natives. The American Indian Center will also host summer seminars for local k-12 educators. Established in 1999, the Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professorship supports creative and imaginative faculty teaching initiatives.
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Scholarships & Service Highlight Regents Ball More than 500 guests helped raise an impressive $110,300 at the 46th annual Regents Scholarship Ball on May 5. Proceeds from the gala provide financial support to students who otherwise would not be able to take advantage of a Canisius education. Donna ’82 and Richard C. Suchan ’82 served as co-chairs of this year’s Regents Ball. Independent Health sponsored the evening, which also included the presentation of the 2012 Distinguished Citizen Achievement Award to Richard C. ’68 and Karen E. Penfold. “The Penfold name is synonymous with benevolence,” says Richard Suchan, vice chair of the Board of Regents. “The generosity of Karen, Dick, their children and their family foundation has left an indelible mark on all of Western New York but its educational and Catholic institutions, in particular.” The Penfolds founded the former waste management company C.I.D. Refuse Service Inc. The business was at the forefront of efforts to modernize recycling methods and eventually grew into a multi-million dollar highly-technical, profitable and competitive network of corporations, which included a recycling center, a leasing and management company, a truck dealership and a truck stop. The Penfolds sold C.I.D. in 1998 and used proceeds from the sale to establish the Richard C. & Karen E. Penfold Family Foundation Inc. The foundation is a primary supporter of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, particularly its healthcare and educational initiatives.
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SCHOLARSHIP BALL SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013 For more information, contact Marion Jagodzinski, director of stewardship, at 716-888-8217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view more photos from the Regents Scholarship Ball, visit canisius.edu/regentsball.
reat friends, food and fun sum up Alumni Weekend & Quad Party 2012.
Photo, above (l-r): The 2012 Distinguished Citizen Achievement Award recipients, Richard C. ’68 and Karen Penfold, pose with Maureen Hurley, President John J. Hurley, and Regents Ball event chairs Donna ’82 and Richard C. ’82 Suchan.
The classes of 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002 and 2007 celebrated milestone reunions. The weekend also included the first-ever reunion for pre-medical alumni.
Photo, left: A large group of young alumni gather during cocktail hour at the Regents Scholarship Ball.
Leave a Lasting Impression Leave your mark on Canisius College with the purchase of an engraved brick or paver on the Leadership Walkway. It’s a unique and lasting way to honor a graduate, commemorate a loved one or to remember that special person who made a difference in your life. A permanent tribute on the Leadership Walkway also helps pave the way for Canisius’ future. Proceeds support the college’s scholarship, academic and endowed programs. To learn more about how you can leave a lasting impression at Canisius College, visit canisius.edu/support/walkway or call 716-888-8206.
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Saturday’s events gave all alumni a chance to tour new spots on campus, hear about new programs and meet the new men’s head basketball coach, Jim Baron. Canisius President John J. Hurley gave a presentation on the role of athletics in higher education. Campus Ministry hosted a special Alumni Liturgy, during which alumni and their spouses were invited to renew their wedding vows. The weekend culminated in the Alumni Quad Party Saturday night. The time-honored Canisius tradition drew a crowd of hundreds of alumni, who reconnected and reminisced into the evening. Photos : Above (l-r): Lisa Weaver Padovani ’87, Rory J. Calabrese ’87, Maureen Piazza Lopez ’88, John Cool ’87, Laura Bradley Galvin ’87, Favio Lopez ’87, Barbra Reynolds Casilio ’87, Kevin Galvin ’87, MBA ’96, and Peter Casilio ’87 Right (l-r): Shannon McCabe ’09, Natalie Fischer ’09 8 6C>H>JH8DAA:<:B 6<6 O>C:HJBB:G'%&'q2
PHOTOS (Clockwise from top, left) Roderick K. Day ’96, Gerald F. MacKay ’96; Katie Shattuck, Ann Marie Shattuck, Matthew Shattuck, Jim Shattuck ’92, Andrew Kennedy ’92, Alan Kaniecki ’77, Nicole Kennedy; Mark Monvele ’92, Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Baron, President John Hurley; James Smith ’12, Samantha Bobbe ’12; Amy Kaney Kane ’92, MS ’94, Tammy Michaels Foley ’92, Laurie Enright Gullo ’91, MS ’93
Can you believe it’s been 50 years? That’s what members of the Class of 1962 said during their Golden Jubilee Reunion in May. Held in conjunction with Canisius’ undergraduate commencement, the milestone reunion wee end included campus tours and a Friday night stag party. On Saturday, the jubilarians processed with the Class of 2012 during graduation ceremonies. Alma mater honored the group and their predecessors on Sunday, during the college’s traditional Golden Plus Mass. PHOTOS: (Clockwise from top): Members of the Canisius Class of 1962; Col. Gerald L. Weigand ’62 (left) and Donald W. Lojek ’62 (right).
Graduates of Canisius’ pre-medical programs were on call Alumni Weekend, when the college honored Joseph A. Tomasulo, PhD. The professor emeritus of biology was recognized for his stellar career in the classroom and as director of the Dr. George E. Schreiner ’43 Pre-Medical Center. PHOTO: (Left, l-r): Karen and Salvatore M. Calandra ’80, MD, of the Medical Advisory Board, with Joseph A. Tomasulo, PhD, and Patrick J. ’73 and Virginia Gannon.
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Judith A. Perez ’96, PhD: A student of diversity
ER LINE OF WORK IS DIVERSE, TO SAY THE LEAST. But Judith A Perez ’96, PhD, wouldn't have it any other way.
An urban sociologist with a doctorate from Fordham University, Perez specializes in race and ethnic studies. She examines the impact of Latino immigration on U.S. neighborhoods; the effect of migration on community-cultural formation; and social and economic justice in America's housing market. “I want to understand how race and ethnicity might work against certain individuals in their journeys toward homeownership,” says Perez, an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of America. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute recognized the importance of Perez’ work, and awarded her a fellowship to study the issue deeper. The fellowship placed Perez in positions with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and on Capitol Hill, where she worked with the Senate's housing policies staff. It also put her at the center of the nation's housing crisis in 2008. “The housing crisis hurt all Americans, however, it hit lower income Latinos and African Americans harder, as it made home ownership more difficult to achieve,” she says. “During the fellowship, I saw how the government responded with policies to help low income families, including mortgage assistance and other affordable housing programs.” Perez’ research on racial and social justice issues is widelypublished. Her efforts to effect change in these areas are even more tangible. Perez collaborated with the McComb, Mississippi Public Schools to infuse the curriculum with lessons about the Civil Rights Movement and the local labor history. As a faculty member for the National Equity Center, she mentored student leaders in the areas of civil rights, social justice and moral leadership. Perez also worked on behalf of the national nonprofit INROADS, to educate talented, underserved youth for corporate and community leadership. She credits her mother for teaching her the value of an education, and Canisius for sparking her interest in diversity. “As a Puerto Rican woman from Bronx, NY, I knew I would be different from other students,” she relates. “But the personal attention I received at Canisius helped me develop leadership skills, while I learned about diversity through my student life activities.” A member of the Latin American Students and Friends club, Perez also studied abroad at the University of North London and participated in a Spanish student exchange program. “Studying in Europe exposed me to many diverse cultures, from Arabic to Indian to Spanish,” she explains. “It broadened my view of the world and helped lead me to where I am today.”
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LaSalle Medal Conferred Upon Stanton ’79, HON ’08; Ware ’78, MBA ’85 The Canisius College Alumni Association selected Daniel W. Stanton ’79, HON ’08 and Nancy W. Ware ’78, MBA ’85 as recipients of the 2012 LaSalle Medal. Conferred during undergraduate commencement ceremonies, the LaSalle Medal is presented to alumni who have made substantial contributions to advance the interests of alma mater. It is the association’s most distinguished award. Stanton is considered a giant in the fiercely competitive investment industry. He is founding principal of Samson Capital Advisors LLC in Palm Beach, FL, and a former partner of Wall Street’s Goldman Sachs Group. Throughout his tenure there, Stanton shared his financial expertise with students, and assisted Canisius alumni in winning positions within the firm.
Nancy W. Ware ’78, MBA ’85
students with exceptional academic merit and a demonstrated financial need. Nancy Ware is the founder and president of EduKids Inc., the largest, locally-owned childcare provider in Western New York. Renowned for her entrepreneurial spirit, Ware generously shares her experience and expertise with Canisius students, whether it’s through the college’s Entrepreneurs on Campus Executive Board, as a guest speaker for the Center for Professional Development or her interactions with students at Canisius Fund call nights. The institution benefits from Ware’s leadership, as well. She is vice chair of the Board of Trustees and Daniel W. Stanton ’79, HON ’08 served as chair of the Canisius Fund Cabinet during its successful 2011 and 2012 campaigns. When the He is a past volunteer for the Canisius Fund, served on college inaugurated Canisius President John J. Hurley in the Golden Griffin Fund (GGF) Board of Advisors, 2010, Ware generously volunteered on the Presidential and was the alumni co-chair for the college’s Imagine Transition Team. Canisius capital campaign in the 1990s. During his tenure on the Boards of Regents and Trustees, Stanton She is past chair of the Board of Regents and past vice helped guide the fortunes of the institution as one of its chair of the 2002 Regents Ball, a role in which she most respected advisors. He made his most significant applied her managerial skills to help raise money for investment in alma mater in 2007, when he established student scholarships. An experienced reunion organizer, the Daniel W. Stanton ’79 Scholarship Program with a Ware has served on every one of her class reunion $1 million gift to the college. The scholarship supports committees.
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1950s ’52 BS Jerome E. Deinzer, retired insurance claims adjuster at One Beacon Insurance, was re-elected grand advocate for the Cordova Caravan No. 26 of the Order of Alhambra, a Catholic fraternal organization dedicated to assisting developmentally disabled people. ’58 BA Thomas J. Lillis Jr., retired director of the West Seneca Developmental Center, was inducted into the Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School’s John Timon Society for his achievements and contributions to his church and community.
1960s ’62 BS, MS ’68 Robert L.Infantino, EdD, professor emeritus of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego, received the Distinguished Teacher Educator Award from the California Council on Teacher Education. ’63 BA Ronald L. Jaros, general counsel for the Professional Hockey Players’ Association, received the 2012 Professional Hockey Players’ Association Curt Leichner Distinguished Member Award. The award is presented to those who make significant contributions toward the advancement of professional minor league hockey and diligently continue to serve the sport. ’63 BA Reverend Mark J. Wolski, pastor at S.S. Peter and Paul Parish and School, received the Bishop’s Medal from the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. ’66 BS Angelo M. Fatta, PhD, former chair and current treasurer of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Trustees, was appointed to the League of American Orchestras Board of Directors. ’66 BA, HON ’05 Robert M. Greene, partner at Phillips Lytle LLP, received the Robert L. Wilson Award from Every Person Influences Children (EPIC), for his lifelong commitment to strengthening families locally and internationally, through his work in Haiti. He was also named in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers, a peer-elected list. ’66 BS Thomas M. O’Connor, former vice president of United Health Group, was inducted into the Canisius High School Athletic Hall of Fame, for his membership on the high school’s 1963 crew team. ’66 BA Gary J. Schwarzmueller, retired executive director for the Association of College and University Housing Officers International, was inducted into
the Canisius High School Athletic Hall of Fame, for his membership on the high school’s 1963 crew team. ’67 BS John A. Huntzinger was elected vice president of Schunk, Wilson and Company Certified Public Accountants. ’67 BA Terrence M. O’Connor, special counsel at Albo and Oblon Law LLP, was inducted into the Canisius High School Athletic Hall of Fame, for his membership on the high school’s 1963 crew team. ’68 BA Terrence M. Connors, partner at Connors and Vilardo LLP, was named in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers, a peer-elected list. ’68 BS Robert M. Glaser, director and chair of Freed Maxick and Battaglia PC Board of Directors, received the Innovative Firm Leader of the Year Award at the Leading Edge Alliance Global Conference. ’69 BS Norman A. LeBlanc Jr., an attorney and pastor at First Congregational Church of Java Village, was appointed Lackawanna city attorney by Mayor Geoffrey M. Szymanski. ’69 BS, HON ’96 Anthony M. Masiello, president of Masiello, Martucci, Calabrese and Associates, was elected to the United Way of New York State Board of Directors. ’69 BA Harry F. Mooney, partner at Hurwitz and Fine PC, was named in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers, a peer-elected list. ’69 BA Kenneth P. Service, executive director of the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education, was named to the Irish Education 100. This designation includes top figures in education across North America who have Irish heritage.
1970s ’70 BA George M. Colabella, development director at Ann’s Place and development consultant at McGivney Community Center, authored a novel, entitled Hypnogogia: A Life of Dreams. ’71 BS William R. Fenzel, special agent for the Buffalo Board of Education, was inducted into the Canisius High School Athletic Hall of Fame, for his membership on the high school’s 1963 crew team. ’71 BA Robert H. Maloney, founder and principal of Maloney Government Relations LLC, was promoted to white belt (10th) by Grandmaster Furman Marshall of the Tae Kwon Do school, Simba Dojany Inc. ’71 BS Thomas H. VanNortwick is the new home construction professional at the Marrano Marc/Equity Corporation.
’72 BA Thomas J. Dearing was appointed deputy commissioner of planning and economic development for Erie County.
Commerce and Affiliates. He was also named one of the top 12 People to Watch in Flagler County in 2012 by the Palm Coast Observer.
’72 BS Mark S. Rojek was elected vice president of Schunk, Wilson and Company Certified Public Accountants.
’79 BS Michael J. Prinzbach was elected president of Schunk, Wilson and Company Certified Public Accountants.
’75 BA James J. Pendergast, vice president of human resources at the University of New Mexico Hospitals, was the featured speaker at the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association in Orlando, FL. His topic was “New Developments in Public Sector Labor.” Pendergast was also appointed president of the American Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administration. ’76 BA John R. Drexelius Jr., a Kenmore attorney and a member of the Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York Governmental Relations Committee, received the Martha Fitzpatrick Citizen Advocate Award from the New York State Rehabilitation Association.
’84 BA Alan P. Pietruszewski, CDR U.S. Navy (retired) is an actor who appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man” as a businessman. He also appeared in a public service announcement for President Obama’s 100K in 10 initiative and a print campaign for San Diego Bank and Trust.
’80 MS Joseph J. Cozzo, president and chief executive officer of the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center, was appointed to the Read to Succeed Buffalo Board of Directors.
’85 BS, MBA ’05 Lynn M. (Holbel) O’Connor, administrative vice president of marketing and communications for M&T Bank, was appointed to the Nardin Academy Board of Trustees.
’80 MBA Anne Forti-Sciarrino was promoted to first deputy comptroller for the city of Buffalo.
’85 BS Eric J. Olszewski is the new brand director for Efficient Marketing at Daiichi-Sankyo in Parsippany, NJ.
’80 BS Daniel J. Krajewski is the new vice president and chief sales officer at Direct Capital.
’85 BS David M. Pytak was promoted to senior director of corporate accounting and controller of Delaware North Companies.
’82 BS Patrick M. Gallivan, New York State senator, was named vice chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Human Services and Welfare Committee.
’76 BA Cynthia L. Skrzycki, senior lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh and columnist for GlobalPost.com, received the 2012 Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Pittsburgh. The award is the university’s highest teaching honor.
’82 BA John T. Kolaga, partner in the environmental law practice group at Damon and Morey LLP, recorded a CD with Ernie Palmer, entitled “Devil’s Hole.”
’77 MS Gayle L. Eagan, partner at Jaeckle Fleischmann and Mugel LLP, was named in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers, a peer-elected list.
’82 BS Karen Simoneau is the new executive vice president at SetLogik Inc.
’77 BS Richard P. Mathews, owner of Mathews and Associates Construction Services, was elected president of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Board of Trustees. ’77 BA Stephen L. Zawistowski, PhD, science advisor at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, joined Canisius College as an adjunct professor in the college’s online anthrozoology program. ’78 MBA David G. Messinger, chief executive officer at Colecraft Commercial Furnishings, was elected to the New Directions Youth and Family Services Board of Directors. ’78 BA Gregory P. Miller, attorney at the Buffalo Regional Office of the New York State Attorney General, was named to the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors. ’79 BA Martin J. Berardi, corporate vice president at Moog Inc. and president of Moog Medical Devices Group, was named to the MedTech Board of Directors. ’79 BS Garry R. Lubi, senior vice president at Prosperity Bank in Palm Coast, was named chair of the Flagler County Chamber of
received the Behind the Scenes Award at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 25th annual recognition reception.
’82 BA Susan A. Lapetina was promoted to vice president of industry relations at American Apparel and Footwear Association.
’83 BA Christopher M. Kelly was promoted to partner-in-charge of the Cleveland office of the global law firm Jones Day. He serves as the head of the global capital markets practice for North America. ’83 BS G. Scott Murray, firm administrator at Lumsden and McCormick LLP, was appointed vice president of the Mid Day Club of Buffalo Board of Directors. ’84 MS Timothy M. Kelly, superintendent of St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, was elected chair of the 4201 Schools Association of New York State. The association advocates for 11 schools that are dedicated to meeting the needs of children who are deaf, blind or severely physically challenged. ’84 MSED Louise A. (Mazuca) Klier retired from the Buffalo Board of Education after 33 years of service as a mathematics teacher and as a secondary assistant principal. ’84 BS, MBA ’92 William J. Maggio, president and chief executive officer of IMMCO Diagnotics Inc., was named to the MedTech Board of Directors. ’84 BS Norman J. Orlowski Jr., vice president and treasurer for Erie Niagara Insurance Association,
’85 BS Joseph P. Zenger, chief financial officer of The Zenger Group, was named to the UNYTS Donate Life Foundation Board of Directors. ’86 BA Richard M. Ferranti was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of Rich Products Corporation. ’86 BS Kerry E. Waple, senior athletic trainer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine, received the 2012 Dedicated Service Award from the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association. ’87 BS, MBA ’95, MS ’00 Monique D. (Johnson) Crawford, channel manager at Verizon, received the Celebrate Women “Touching the World” Award from Unlimited Possibilities Overcoming Poverty Ministry Inc. ’87 MBA Michael G. Dillon, investment analyst and project manager at Ellicott Development Company, was appointed to the Mental Health Association of Erie County Inc. Board of Directors. ’87 BA Daniel J. Sucato, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and director of the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay/Martha and Pat Beard Center for Excellence in Spine Research, was named chief of staff at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. ’89 BS, MBA ’96 Paul S. Bartolone is the new vice president and senior relationship manager of business banking for the Western New York District at KeyBank. ’89 BA Michelle M. (Wynne) Parker was appointed first assistant county attorney for Erie County. ’89 BA Jeffrey F. Voelkl is the new senior partner at Robshaw and Voelkl, formerly known as Robshaw and Associates P.C. He continues to serve as acting judge in the Buffalo and Tonawanda city courts, and as judge in the Village of Williamsville.
1990s ’90 BA Paul D. McCormick was promoted to partner at Goldberg Segalla LLP. He
is a litigator and trial lawyer in the firm’s appellate, construction, global insurance services, municipal and governmental liability, and transportation practice groups. ’91 BA, MBA ’97 Daniel P. Mecca, president and managing creative director for Abbey, Mecca and Company, was elected to the Junior Achievement of Western New York Board of Directors. ’92 BA Colleen Reddington Brennan is the new director of government grants at D’Youville College. ’92 BA Brendan T. Concannon, celebrity and fashion stylist and chief executive officer of the Cannon Media Group, is the new weekly web columnist for the Fashion Spot. ’92 BS, MS ’98 Michael E. Hoyt is the new head football coach at McDaniel College. ’92 BS Nora (Eberl) Plizga is the new co-owner of Eberl Iron Works Inc. She and her cousin, John, are now third generation co-owners of the family business, which has been in existence since 1923. She will continue to serve as chief financial officer of the company.
’96 BA Therese (Angilella) Hickok, senior marketing manager at Uniland Development Company, received the Young Professional of the Year Award from the Amherst Chamber of Commerce. Hickok was honored for her work with Uniland Development, and her involvement in the community. ’96 BA John F. O’Donnell Jr., founder of O’Donnell & Associates and upstate director at Bolton-St. Johns LLC, was named vice chair of the UNYTS Donate Life Foundation Board of Directors. ’96 BA David I. Rudder, PhD, is the new associate dean of the School of Human Services at Springfield College. ’97 Peter A. Grisanti was promoted to sourcing manager at Sysco in Houston, Texas. ’97 BS, MBA ’03 Thomas F. Grzebinski II, vice president of the Rose Hill Group of Western New York, was appointed to the Town of Lockport Planning Board. ’97 BS, MSED ’02 Edmund “Casey” Kosiorek is the new superintendent of the Byron-Bergen Central School District.
’93 BA John A. Seemueller Jr. wrote and published an epic poem entitled Kid Lightning and the Thunder Peach.
’97 MS Michelle K. (Skora) Kudla was promoted to acting principal at Cayuga Heights Elementary School in Depew.
’93 BA Michelle (Sardina) Bullock, Esq., attorney and mediator, relocated her solo practice to Snyder, NY. She now focuses her practice on family, divorce and collaborative divorce matters. Bullock is also an attorney for children in Erie and Wyoming County Family and Supreme Courts.
’97 BA Jeffrey M. Paterson is the new executive director of the Community Music School of Buffalo.
’93 BA, MS ’09 William E. Paterson was promoted to vice president of creative operations at Gelia. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the Creative Department, he also spearheads the agency’s initiatives. ’94 BA, MS ’98 Donald G. Feldmann, public relations specialist, district community education coordinator and coordinator of the Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Program for the Sweet Home Central School District, was inducted into the Sweet Home Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame. ’95 MBA, MS ’00 Larry M. Cobado, construction program manager at Verizon and a United States licensed pilot, was elected to the Aero Club of Buffalo Board of Directors. It is the oldest aero club in the nation and the second oldest in the world. ’95 BS Anthony B. Habib, president of Petri Baking Products, was elected to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York Board of Directors. ’95 BS John M. Heimback Jr. was promoted to vice president at M&T Bank. ’95 BS Bert A. Munk is the new senior recruiter at TxMQ Inc. ’95 BS Cheryl A. (Sciandra) Prout, partner at Gaines Kriner Elliott LLP, was elected to the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
’97 BA Christopher J. Spriegel, IT chief technology officer for the Transportation Division at General Electric, completed General Electric’s Experienced Information Management Leadership Program. ’98 BS Jerilyn J. Hickey was promoted to senior director of major gifts at the American Red Cross. ’98 BS Brandon J. Minsterman is the new vice president and relationship manager of business banking at KeyBank.
2000s ’00 BA Sharon L. Hanson, director of government relations at Time Warner Cable, was elected to the Seneca Nation of Indians Health System Commission Board. ’00 MBA Lisa A. (Koch) Mrkall was promoted to manager in the Tax Department of Tronconi Segarra and Associates LLP. ’01 BA Maria L. (Pascucci) Maciejewski, president and founder of Campus Calm, was named Protégé of the Year by the University at Buffalo’s Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs program. ’01 MS Lori E. Miller, owner and president of Developing Professionals, was named chair of the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce. ’02 MBA Adam M. Burns, wealth strategy associate at the Munro-Burns Group of UBS Financial Services, was named to the Aspire Foundation Board of Directors. ’02 BA Kenneth R. Kraus was promoted to partner at Evans and Fox LLP. He was
also appointed deputy town supervisor of the Town of Chili in Monroe County. ’03 MBA Jeffrey R. Anderson was promoted to assistant chief accountant in the Division of Enforcement at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. ’03 BA Leah A. Bouquard, attorney at Watson Bennett Colligan & Schechter LLP, was elected vice president of the Minority Bar Association of Western New York Executive Board. ’04 BS Jeremy H. Mesches is the new financial advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors LLC. ’05 MS Shawn C. Marek is the new head cross country/track and field coach at Washington & Jefferson College. During his first season as coach he qualified two students for the NCAA Division III National Cross Country Championships, marking the first time in school history that the college was represented at this event. ’05 BA Kristin L. Zattosky is the new commercial lines producer at Brown & Brown of New York. ’05 MBA Brian E. Zdrowak, a CPA and investment advisor at Dopkins Wealth Management LLC, passed all parts of the Certified Financial Planner exam. ’06 BS Alicia C. Pangborn was promoted to senior financial consultant at Travelers in Hartford, CT following the completion of the Financial Management Leadership Development program. She also earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. ’07 MSED Jeanette C. Hughes is the new director of quality/risk management at BryLin Hospital. ’07 BS David J. Lever was promoted to supervising senior accountant in the Tax Department at Tronconi Segarra and Associates LLP. ’08 BS Jessica N. Cousins was promoted to senior accountant at Chiampou Travis Besaw and Kershner LLP. ’09 BS, MBA ’11 Breanna L. Pugh is a new account executive at Trellis Marketing.
2010s ’10 BS, MBA ’11 Matthew J. DeVincentis is a new staff accountant at Chiampou Travis Besaw and Kershner LLP. ’10 BS, MBA ’11 Liam R. Skelton is a new staff accountant in the Accounting and Auditing Department at Tronconi Segarra and Associates LLP. ’11 BA Adrienne M. Bermingham, youth leadership fellow at the Jane Goodall Institute, was selected to serve as the international nonprofit’s youth representative to the United Nations. She will speak on behalf of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots global youth program. Bermingham was also selected to participate in the World Youth Congress in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
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born to Claire E. (Tosti) Walton ’01 and James Walton on October 23, 2011
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IN MEMORIAM Leonard A. Krantz Sr. ’35 February 12, 2012
Gillman J. Laehy ’46 January 2, 2012
Donald F. McKenna ’52 December 3, 2011
Craig G. Carscallen ’57, MS ’62 Richard J. Rivers ’68, MD July 2, 2011 July 4, 2011
Hon. H. Buswell Roberts ’38 Francis A. Kraft ’47 July 19, 2011 December 1, 2011
Donald L. Spring ’52 December 8, 2011
Melvin F. Pauly ’57 January 4, 2012
William S. Bielecki ’70 June 30, 2011
Robert S. Donley Jr. ’38, MD Henry J. O’Keeffe ’48 December 5, 2011 December 27, 2011
Msgr. Robert A. Mack ’53 December 1, 2011
Russell J. Scalzi ’57, MS ’61 December 8, 2011
Paul A. Peltz ’71 January 14, 2012
Edward J. Thill ’38 December 14, 2011
Raymond V. Wylegala ’48 February 1, 2012
Peter F. Manarino ’53 June 13, 2011
John T. Murphy ’58 March 7, 2012
Janice R. Hume MS ’72 February 18, 2012
Joseph C. Vispi ’41 December 2, 2011
Louis Carl Cloutier ’50, MD March 5, 2012
George L. Michael ’53 January 2, 2012
Lt. Alfred J. Rydzewski ’59 April 12, 2011
Ralph J. Gall ’42, MS ’46 February 16, 2012
Sister Mary Mark Long ’50 December 10, 2011
John J. Whalen ’53 March 5, 2012
Vincent A. Acquisto ’62 January 19, 2012
Charles J. Hennesen ’43 December 22, 2011
Robert E. Stevenson ’50 June 16, 2011
Rev. Robert J. Jacobi ’43 January 3, 2012
Thomas P. Bagen ’51 February 13, 2012
Frank J. Marranca ’43 November 29, 2011
John P. DeLuca ’51 January 4, 2012
James F. Phillips ’43, MD February 26, 2012
John E. Martin ’51 February 21, 2012
Donald H. Porter ’43 January 12, 2012
Edward F. Jones ’52 December 7, 2011
Milton E. Oehler ’44 February 12, 2012
John J. Krochmal Jr. ’52 December 3, 2011
J. Joseph Curran ’46 January 28, 2012
Joseph P. Long ’52 January 31, 2012
Peter A. Ziccardi ’53, MS ’64 Sister M. Roberta Rubeck February 18, 2012 ’62, MS ’72 December 17, 2011 Peter J. Gugliuzza ’54 December 6, 2011 Dennis J. Dee ’63 February 4, 2012 Rev. Anthony M. Bianco ’55, MA ’57 Msgr. Max Kozminski Jr. January 10, 2012 MS ’64 December 29, 2011 Frank J. Cieslar Jr. ’55 January 12, 2012 James C. Newcomb MS ’65 December 4, 2011 Frank J. Licata Sr. ’55 November 26, 2011 William J. Maroney ’67 January 9, 2012 Lt. Col. Nicholas J. Lombardo ’55 Sherrill A. Fridmann February 16, 2012 MS ’68, PhD September 6, 2011
Elizabeth F. (Chaiken) Gould ’82 September 23, 2011 Mark A. Kaczynski ’88 December 13, 2011 Kristen A. (Zapisek) Stawisuck ’88 December 10, 2011
Allen R. Bugaj ’89 Frank L. Smeragliuolo Jr. ’72 February 20, 2012 December 15, 2011 Joseph R. Casarsa ’89 Dennis J. Suida ’72 January 5, 2012 January 6, 2012 Suzette M. Grabowski ’89 James Schmitt ’73 January 3, 2012 July 24, 2011 Linda A. DiMartino ’91 Christine J. Rice MS ’74 June 29, 2011 December 28, 2011 Jacquelyn M. (Webb) Melissa A. Beyette-Young Baldwin MS ’93 ’75, MS ’79 January 7, 2012 December 26, 2011 James J. Kwilos Jr. ’97, Joseph Miller MS ’75 MSED ’04 December 9, 2011 January 23, 2012 Jean E. (Schwinden) Tederous MS ’78 December 16, 2011 Richard H. Wood MBA ’80 December 19, 2011
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Canisius College Magazine 2001 Main Street | Buffalo, NY 14208 | canisius.edu
AS YOU WERE Pictured is 651 Washington Street, home to Canisius College from 1872 until 1912, when student enrollment began to exceed classroom accommodations. The college searched for a larger, more expansive learning environment and found it at 2001 Main Street. Construction on Old Main, the college’s primary classroom building, began in 1912 and Canisius held its first classes on ‘the new campus’ in January 1913. The legacy of Canisius’ first 100 years on Main Street is commemorated on pages 21-24 of Canisius Magazine, which take a chronological look back at some of the college’s most memorable milestones of the past century.