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Lilly Adams-Dudley Retires

After approximately 43 years, Lilly Adams-Dudley, director and associate dean of the Office of Canisius’ Opportunity Programs for Education (COPE), will retire and move to Conyers, GA.

Adams-Dudley’s accomplishments during her tenure at Canisius include titles ranging from program director, assistant director, writing lab instructor, language arts specialist and more. She attended Canisius College where she received her bachelor of arts degree in English and a master’s of science degree in educational administration and education. Adams-Dudley also received special awards and recognitions including Who’s Who Among Professional and Executive Women, Who’s Who Among Black Americans and induction into the DiGamma Alpha Honor Society. She was also part of professional organizations such as the American Association of Black Women in Higher Education and the American Association of University Women. Additionally, she has written many grants, proposals and field readers.

Good luck and we wish you the best in your future endeavors.

Submitted by: Christine Blum, administrative associate, COPE

Starr Gazing: Stories of Buffalo, the Niagara Region and Beyond

Daniel P. Starr ’58, HON ’17, emeritus professor of history, tells the history of the beloved Western New York in his latest book Starr Gazing: Stories of Buffalo, the Niagara Region, and Beyond. Holding a previous role as director of athletics at the college, Starr employs his past experiences living in Buffalo to construct his stories.

The book can be purchased locally at the following stores: Barnes and Noble (Niagara Falls Boulevard, Transit, McKinley Mall and Buffalo State), the Buffalo History Museum, Book Corner (Niagara Falls), Dog Ears Bookstore (South Buffalo), Vidler’s 5 & 10, Talking Leaves Books (Buffalo), The Bookworm (East Aurora) or at

To order from Western New York Wares Inc. visit

Submitted by: College Communications 

Breakfast with Santa

The Office of the President welcomes all campus faculty and staff and their families to Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m. in the Student Center Dining Hall. The morning includes a full breakfast, photos with Santa, arts and crafts, cookie decorating and a holiday performance.

The cost is $15 per person (ages 13 and older) and $5 for children 12 and under. To register and pay online, click here. Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 12. If you would like to volunteer, sign up here.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: College Communications

Last Sale of the Season at the Bookstore!

This is it…the last sale of the season! The bookstore is taking 25 percent off almost everything in the store including baseball hats, League, Gear for Sports, Under Armour and Champion gear on Thursday, December 13.

Submitted by: Andrew Thomas, store manager, Bookstore

Bills Tickets Available

The Human Resource Office has 50 tickets available for the Buffalo Bills game this Sunday, December 16 at 1:00 p.m. against the Detroit Lions at New Era Field. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and can be picked up in Human Resources in Old Main 100. There is a two tickets per person limit.

Submitted by: College Communications