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The Canisius College Alumni Association presented its Distinguished Alumni Award to five outstanding graduates during the Distinguished Alumni Dinner on Saturday, September 24 in the Montante Cultural Center. Several hundred family members, alumni, friends and members of the Canisius community were in attendance for the event, which is part of Homecoming Weekend. The Distinguished Alumni is conferred upon alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers. This year’s recipients are:

  • Michael N. Coppola ’70, retired president, chief executive officer and chair, Advance Auto Parts
  • Nora McGuire MBA ’08, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Independent Health
  • Mary V. Travers Murphy ’80, executive director, Family Justice Center of Erie County
  • Ronald A. Raccuia ’90, president, ADPRO Sports
  • Kenneth M. Sroka ’65, PhD, emeritus professor of English, Canisius College

Submitted by: College Communications