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It’s Throwback Thursday!

Each Thursday, throughout the summer, the Office of College Communications will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. It’s all part of our yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in September 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old. 

Today, we flash back to August 1982 when Canisius sophomore Christina (Celentani) Mortel ’85 was named ROTC Corps Commander. She was the first female to attain such a rank in the 31-year history of the military science program at the college. Celentani earned the assignment as a result of high evaluations for her performances as company commander, platoon leader, platoon sergeant and executive officer of her company. She held the position for one year and commanded 105 cadets.

Submitted by: College Communications