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Alumna makes HuffPost’s Super Models 3.0

Cathy Bolz ᾽85, MBA ᾽90, global head of benefits at Bloomberg LP and Canisius College Regent, is among HuffPost’s Super Models 3.0: LGBT+ Women in Charge. The list celebrates women in management roles and their strength and purposeful leadership in their professional lives.

Read more here.

Educational Forum features new research by Ann Marie Lenhardt, PhD

The Educational Forum, a peer-reviewed journal, recently published new research by Ann Marie Lenhardt, PhD.  The professor of counseling and human services co-authored “A Framework for School Safety and Risk Management,” alongside Lemuel W. Graham MS ’02 and Melissa L. Farrell MS ’03, alumni of the program.

According to the authors, while awareness of targeted school violence is on the rise, school-based mental health services and resources – with a framework for threat assessment and prevention – are still largely absent.  The research focuses on 18 premeditated cases of targeted secondary school shooters between 1996 and 2012.

To read The Educational Forum story, click here.

To read the research paper in its entirety, click here.

Canisius student featured in WIVB-TV Channel 4 story

Alex Montilla ᾿18 attended the Buffalo Common Council’s public hearing on the city budget. He commented on funding for Buffalo Public Schools in a story that aired on WIVB-TV Channel 4.

Watch the story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Drew Lanham Lecture Rescheduled for Today

Please note that the lecture by Drew Lanham, PhD, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Clemson University, is today, Friday, January 19 at 7 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The lecture was originally scheduled for yesterday but was cancelled due to inclement weather in the southeast.

Lanham’s lecture, entitled “Home Range: Finding Commonality and Cause in Connecting Birds and Humans for Conservation,” will be followed by a book signing for his latest release The Home Place ‒ Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature. The event is free and open to the public.

Submitted by: College Communications


Canisius Athletics Boasts Strong Fall Semester in the Classroom

Nearly 70 percent of Canisius’ student-athlete population recorded a grade point average of 3.0 or better, and 27 of those student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in fall semester, the college announced Tuesday. In all, 13 teams posted a team GPA of 3.25 or higher, and the school’s 373 student-athletes combined for a departmental grade point average of 3.285 for the fall term.

The 27 student-athletes earning a perfect 4.0 matches the previous record for the athletic department, set last spring. Those 27 student-athletes represent 12 different teams. After the efforts in the classroom in the fall, the Canisius athletic department’s cumulative GPA sits at 3.245.

The women’s cross country/track team led all Golden Griffin programs in the fall semester with a 3.53 team GPA. The women’s soccer program placed second overall in the fall semester with a 3.47 team grade point average, followed by women’s swimming and diving and hockey teams, which each posted a 3.42 GPA. Men’s cross country/track (3.40), rowing (3.39), golf (3.39), softball (3.33) and women’s lacrosse (3.32) were all better than 3.30 for the fall term, with men’s soccer (3.24), men’s swimming and diving (3.23) and volleyball (3.22) finishing higher than 3.20 in the classroom.

A total of 52 Canisius student-athletes were named to their respective sport’s MAAC All-Academic Team last fall, which is 70 percent of the student-athletes eligible for the honor.

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, assistant athletic director, Communications



Guests Take a Walk on the Wild Side During Recent Fundraiser


(L-R) Nelson Civello ’67, HON ’17, Brian O’Mara ’67 and Dan Warner, major gifts officer, institutional advancement, pose with a Crested Caracara and a member of the educational staff from the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary during a Canisius men’s baseball fundraiser in Florida.  

Nearly 40 Canisius alumni and friends took a walk on the wild side during a men’s baseball fundraiser in Jupiter, FL.  Head men’s baseball coach Matt Mazurek ’07 and Dan Warner, major gift officer, organized the highly-successful event on January 13, 2018, which included a cocktail party and close-up encounters with animals from the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.

Coach Mazurek addressed the crowd, sharing his plans for the new direction of Canisius’ championship caliber baseball team.  Several professional baseball coaches and players who train in the Jupiter area were in attendance and met with Coach Mazurek, including Logan Morrison, current free agent and first baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2017, Olie Marmol, current first base coach of the St. Louis Cardinals and Brandon Kaplan, co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance Florida and general manager of FTB Rockets Baseball.

Submitted by: College Communications

Call for Nominations

The Canisius College Alumni Association invites you to submit nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Senior Awards and the 2018 Distinguished Faculty Award.

The Distinguished Senior Award is presented to seniors who have distinguished themselves through academic excellence and leadership roles at the college. Up to three awards may be given per year. The Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes outstanding full-time faculty members of the college who are distinguished for contributions to the academic world and teaching excellence. One award may be given per year.  The Distinguished Faculty Award is presented at the Honors Convocation in April.

To fill out the alumni nomination form, click here.

Please complete the sections of the form that correspond to the Distinguished Senior and/or Distinguished Faculty nomination, then click the submit button at the bottom of the page.

The form will be sent to the Office of Alumni Engagement. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. Please submit your nominations to the Office of Alumni Engagement no later than February 9, 2018.

Submitted by: Alison Novak, alumni engagement coordinator, Alumni Engagement