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Pictured (back row, l-r): Karin (Graham) Seymour ’98, MSEd ’08, Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo ’77, U.S. District Court, and Clancy Seymour ’97, MSEd ’99, EdD. Front row (l-r): (Triplets) Chyler, Chailyn and Chase Seymour, and Channing Seymour

Congratulations to Clancy Seymour ’97, MSEd ’98, EdD, who on Thursday, November 1, became a United States citizen. Originally from Canada, the assistant professor of kinesiology and director of the physical and health education teacher education (P/HETE) program began the naturalization process back in May 2018. Seymour was one of 52 people from 20-plus countries awarded citizenship that day.

Canisius alumnus Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo ’77, from the U.S. District Court, performed the Naturalization Ceremony, encouraging those in attendance to embrace the heritage, traditions and culture of all Americans. Upon learning of Seymour’s ‘Canisius connection,’ Judge Vilardo invited his four children up to the bench to sit in his seat.  He later asked Seymour’s eldest son, Channing, to conclude the ceremony.

Submitted by: College Communications

Pictured: (back row l-r): Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund, Olivia Miller ’21, Bill Collins, vice president for Institutional Advancement, Evan Herbold ’22, Sean Balcerzak ’21, Alayna Simmons ’22, Anezka Krobot ’20, Maria Smith, MBA ’20 and Katie Doyle ’20; (front row l-r): Gabby Wells ’20, Emie Tanner ’21, Antonio Mendez ’21 and Emily Schreiber ’21

The Canisius Fund Call Center was in full swing Wednesday night, November 7, as Bill Collins, vice president for institutional advancement, stopped by to thank the students for their hard work in reaching out to alumni. Students call year-round to keep alumni updated with news and events happening at Canisius, check in with how they’ve been since graduating and ask for their philanthropic support for the Canisius Fund.

Submitted by: Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund