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E.CaffeeElizabeth P. Caffee
Assistant Director of Academic Talent Search

“My position enables me to provide the missing links of support that help high school students from low income, first-generation backgrounds realize that with hard work and determination, anything is possible, and to be the best of their generation.”

Elizabeth Caffee joined the COPE office in November 2006 as coordinator of the federally-funded Talent Search Program. Talent Search has been an ideal assignment for Liz due to her genuine and unwavering love and commitment to young people. Her tough love and gentle and fair spirit make her a favorite with those she works with. In addition to her work with young people, Liz has a couple of other skills that have helped to build the Talent Search Program into what it is today.  She is a skilled fundraiser and a builder of partnerships.  She has built partnerships with school, civic, church, community and business leaders, which have netted more than $50,000 in cash and in-kind donations to Talent Search.  These donations have been used to enrich the lives of many students in the Buffalo Public Schools.

Did you know…Liz is an active member of Zion Dominion Global Ministries and serves as its director of external affairs. Liz also serves on the Board of Directors for the SENSES Foundation, the Jim Horn Golf Foundation for Young Adults and is a member of The Links Incorporated, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and the Harriett Tubman 300’s.

Submitted by: College Communications

Frank G. Raichle Lecture is Tonight

k2headshotThe Canisius College Frank G. Raichle Lecture Series on Law in American Society and the Criminal Justice Program present A Conversation with Raymond W. Kelly, former police commissioner of New York City,” tonight, April 5 at 8:15 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  The conversation will be followed by a question and answer period and a book signing. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first served. Doors open at 7:45 p.m.

To read more about Kelly, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Upcoming Town Hall Meeting

The campus community is cordially invited to attend President Hurley’s Town Hall on Thursday, April 20 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Regis Room. President Hurley will give an update on a number of important topics and welcome any questions you may have. You also have an opportunity to submit questions to the president anonymously in advance of the forum by clicking here.  All submissions are due by 9:00 a.m. the morning of the event.

Submitted by: Erica C. Sammarco, AVP, assistant to the president and secretary, board of trustees

Greenwald Scholarship Established

Canisius donors established an endowed scholarship in Pat Greenwald’s name in honor of his 40-year anniversary at the college.  Pat, a native of Akron, OH, came to Canisius in January 1977 as director of alumni and has held several leadership positions over the decades, including vice president for college relations. He is currently director of principal gifts.

As many know, Pat is a humble man who would rather remain behind the scenes than receive accolades.  But because the scholarship will benefit Canisius students, he agreed, with one caveat – it must also bear his wife Becky’s name. Pat has devoted most of his professional career to the good of Canisius, raising millions of dollars and helping to establish countless endowed scholarships. Becky has been at his side every step of the way.

The J. Patrick and Rebecca Greenwald Scholarship will make a Canisius education affordable for many generations of students to come. Greenwald scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need, with preference to students from Northeastern Ohio.

Establishing an endowed scholarship is one of the most enduring and meaningful ways an individual or organization can impact the lives of Canisius College students. Endowed scholarships are permanently invested funds that provide a perpetual source of scholarship assistance to deserving young men and women.  There are currently 420 endowed scholarships at the college.

For more information about the Greenwald Scholarship or any endowed fund, contact Dan Warner, leadership gift officer, at Ext. 2235 or at

Submitted by: College Communications

Lenten Reconciliation and Palm Sunday Services

One of the most important Lenten practices is to reflect on the moments in our lives where we miss God’s love and to sincerely ask for God’s forgiveness. Join Campus Ministry in a guided Examination of Conscience and consider making an individual confession on Sunday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel. Rev. James Pribek, SJ, and Rev. Bob Pecoraro, SJ, will hear confessions. Campus Ministers will be available for spiritual conversation.

Hosanna! Join Campus Ministry for Palm Sunday services in Christ the King Chapel at 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Gather to waive palms and prepare for the last week of Lent before Easter. Rev. Bob Pecoraro will preside and staff members from Campus Ministry’s Joyful Noise Singers will lead music with the help of students and faculty. All are welcome and encouraged to get their palms!

For more information, contact Paul Stage, associate campus minister, at, or Ext. 2423, or in person at Old Main 207.

Submitted by: Paul Stage, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry