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Alumni Named to 30 Under 30 List

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Congratulations to five Canisius College alums who were named to Buffalo Business First’s ‘30 Under 30’ list. They are:

Jonathon Casey ’11, vice president, Vermed & Graphic Controls
Emma Fabian ’10, director of substance user health policy, Evergreen Health
Taylor Gahagen MBA ’13, director of brand strategy and development, Pegula Sports and Entertainment
Vilona Trachtenberg MBA ’14, fulfillment planner — bakery, Rich Products Corp.
Jonathan Tretter ’10, manager, Freed Maxick CPAs P.C.

The ‘30 Under 30’ list honors Western New Yorkers in the early stages of their careers who are achieving at high levels at work and in the community. This year’s winners will be honored at an awards ceremony on June 21 at The Tralf in downtown Buffalo.

Click here to read more and see the full list of honorees.

Submitted by: College Communications

Women’s Business Center on WUFO Radio

Sara Vescio, executive director of the Women’s Business Center (WBC), will be interviewed on WUFO 1080 by Glenn Jackson and Herbert Courtney of M&T Bank today, April 25 at 1:30 p.m. Vescio will discuss the importance of the WBC in the Western New York community and what it offers. Please tune in this afternoon to listen to the half hour segment.

Submitted by: Karen Burke, coordinator, Women’s Business Center

Penguins In Buffalo?

Your Canisius Golden Griffin baseball team continues its four game homestand today, April 25, when the Penguins from Youngstown State make a visit to the Demske Sports Complex. First pitch for the single game is slated for 3:00 p.m.

Canisius is coming off a three-game sweep of league foe Rider that has vaulted the Blue and Gold into a three-way tie for second place. The Griffs have won seven of their past nine and are 23-15 this season, while Youngstown is 11-27.

For additional information on all Penguin sightings, visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs

Geographic Information Systems

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) and ITS User Services are investigating current Geographic Information Systems (GIS) use on campus and the potential for further supporting this increasingly important toolset. Any Canisius College GIS users or those interested in using GIS systems generally, are encouraged to contact Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI to describe their GIS use (or potential use).

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI