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Welcome Brianna Fasanello

brianna-fasanelloPlease join me in welcoming Brianna Fasanello to the Human Resources Department as a human resources assistant, effective July 18. Brianna comes to us from Daemen College where she was the administrative assistant in the Education Department. Brianna earned a Bachelor’s degree in human resources from Niagara University and a certification in paralegal studies from Daemen College.

She will support the department as we continue to focus on enhanced customer service to our faculty and staff. Brianna can be reached at 888-2240.

Welcome Brianna!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, human resources and compliance

M&T Touchdown for Teachers Honors

Alison Barone MS ’09 and Thomas Betrus ’09, MS ’12 were finalists in the M&T Bank Touchdown for Teachers Program sponsored by M&T Bank and the Buffalo Bills. The program recognizes local teachers for outstanding service to their schools and communities. Barone, a physical education teacher at Lovejoy Discovery School, and Betrus, a fourth-grade teacher at Marilla Primary School, were chosen from more than 430 nominees.

Barone, who was nominated by fellow colleagues, former students and parents, was awarded the grand prize and will receive a $2,000 grant and a classroom appearance by a Buffalo Bills player.

Read more about Barone and Betrus here.

Submitted by: College Communications


Serve Buffalo’s Homeless with Campus Ministry and the Burrito Project

Faculty, staff, family members and students are invited to join the Office of Campus Ministry and the Buffalo Burrito Project next Tuesday, July 26.

The Burrito Project is a ministry of hospitality and provides home-made burritos to the marginalized and homeless population in downtown Buffalo. This ministry serves some of God’s most vulnerable and forgotten children.

Burritos will be prepared in the kitchen located in the undercroft of Christ the King Chapel from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. From 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., the group will walk a four-mile route and serve burritos, snacks and cold drinks. A college van follows the team as we walk.

You may choose to help prepare the burritos, prepare and serve or just serve. Most people prepare and serve.

To sign-up, email Joe Van Volkenburg at Please include your name and your cell number. Thank you for your consideration.

Submitted by: Joe Van Volkenburg, senior campus minister, Campus Ministry

Canisius Family Day at Darien Lake and Coca-Cola Field

The Office of Alumni Engagement is hosting the following events:

Canisius Family Day at Darien Lake on Thursday, July 21, 2016

Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. in Pavilion #12. The cost per person is $30 (children two-and-under are free).The price includes admission into all the parks (you may enter anytime during the day), parking, two-and-a-half-hours of beverages from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and one-and-a-half hours of food buffet from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Canisius Family Day at Coca-Cola Field on Friday, August 12, 2016

Canisius Day at the Buffalo Bisons Game begins at 7:05 p.m. The Bisons take on the visiting Pawtucket Red Sox. The cost per person is $15 which includes your game ticket as well as a voucher for a hot dog and a soft drink.

If you are interested in attending either of these events, please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 716-888-2700.

Submitted by: Courtney Papaj, event coordinator, Office of Alumni Engagement