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20170315_074934“My favorite part about working at Canisius is the people. I particularly like working with the work study students! It is rewarding to watch them grow and become such amazing people. Being a part of their education as they work so hard and learn so much about our process and customer service is very rewarding!”

Deborah L. Bennett
Admissions Processing Associate

Debbie has been a diligent and dedicated member of the admissions processing team for 15 years.  Her friendly and caring personality shines through in everything she does, whether she is processing applications, speaking with prospective students and families as they move through the admissions process, or guiding our team of work study students.

Debbie is always willing to do whatever is necessary and handles an amazing amount of work on a modified schedule. Her Banner and international application processing knowledge continues to be invaluable to the admissions team. Debbie always has a funny story to tell and helps to keep the spirits up in the fast-paced admissions processing area. Debbie’s dedication and commitment to excellence is extremely valued.

Did you know…Debbie hosts international students through Airbnb. She became interested when her daughter hosted a French student for a month during high school. The students come back every few years to visit and continue to have a friendship with the family. “I learn so much from them and have enjoyed getting to know them,” says Debbie. She’s been invited to visit countries such as Singapore, Australia and India. Debbie is also a grandmother to two precious boys Cole, age 6 and Lincoln, age one.

Submitted by: College Communications

Baseball Concludes Regular Season

Your Canisius baseball team finishes the regular portion of its 2017 season this week with three home games against Niagara. The Griffs and Eagles will meet in a twin bill on Thursday, May 18 at noon at the Demske Sports Complex with the second game to begin after. The final game of the set is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19.

Both teams are desperate for wins as Canisius is trying to secure one of the two first-round byes in the MAAC tournament, while Niagara is pursuing wins in order to qualify for the championship. Going into the final weekend of play, four schools have clinched spots in the tournament (Canisius, Marist, Fairfield and Iona), while six more are fighting for the final two positions. This year’s MAAC tourney will be held in Western New York for the very first time with all games being played at Sal Maglie Stadium, May 24-27. The winner advances to the NCAA Tournament.

Congratulations to coach Mike McRae for recording his 400th win at Canisius this past week. The Golden Griffins are in the MAAC Tournament for the 11th consecutive year.

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

Before You Shred

The Canisius College Records Retention Policy covers archival records. These are non-current or inactive documents of permanent historic significance. Archival records are retained and preserved indefinitely in The Rev. J. Clayton Murray, S.J. Archives and Special Collections located in the ALB Library.

Before you begin to dispose or shred any records from your department, program, special projects or events, it’s important to review them for historic value. Click this link for guidelines and information about materials considered to have permanent historic value for the college archives.

It’s important to realize that both electronic and print formats can be retained for permanent historic value. Among inactive records most frequently overlooked for permanent retention and historic value are correspondence, both conventional and electronic, and marketing or promotional materials, including catalogs. These capture the essence of an institution at a specific time in its history and can provide information and data that may not be noted anywhere else or easily accessible.

Canisius College has a proud history. Yet, without the forethought of those who taught, worked and studied here over the past 147 years, we wouldn’t be able to share it or our traditions. Be a part of Canisius history by making it and caring for it through document retention.

If you’re in doubt about the historic value of specific documents or records, contact the college archivist, Kathleen DeLaney at Ext. 8421 or

Submitted by: Kathleen DeLaney, librarian, archives and special collections