An invitation to the inauguration of John J. Hurley as the 24th president of Canisius College on Saturday, October 16 at 11 a.m. was sent to members of the college community this week. The committee planning the inauguration events is now seeking responses from those who wish to participate in the ceremony in special ways.
Faculty and members of the staff and administration who traditionally have processed at commencement ceremonies are invited to join in the academic procession on that day. Those who wish to do this should report to the Patrick Lee Center (behind the Koessler Athletic Center) by 9:45 a.m. that morning. Academic regalia is worn for this event so don’t forget to bring it for the procession.
Volunteers are needed to assist with hospitality throughout the day. Persons who wish to serve as greeters, procession marshals, information desk volunteers, ushers, etc. are invited to offer their services. Just as is the case with volunteers and marshals who serve at undergraduate commencement, comp time will be offered to staff members who volunteer for the entire day (one day taken within the pay period of the event and another ½ day of comp time in the same academic year). All volunteers will be asked to attend a training meeting the week before the event at a time and place to be determined, and must report to the Patrick Lee Center by 8:30 a.m. the day of the event.
All members of the college community are invited to remain after the ceremony for a reception in the Patrick Lee Center.
To sign up to be a participant in the academic procession, to volunteer to assist in hospitality, or to reply to attend the reception, click here.
Thank you for taking the opportunity to join in this special day in the history of Canisius College.
Submitted by: Rose Marie Castner, special events coordinator, academic affairs