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Canisius College would like to acknowledge the accomplishments of an African American, Latinx American, Asian American or Native American (ALANA) graduating senior who exemplifies the Jesuit value of Magis through academic excellence, exceptional leadership, character, dedication and service to Canisius and the community-at-large. We are seeking nominations for the Canisius ALANA Achievement Award, which is presented annually at the Spring Honors Convocation.

Please take a moment to nominate a deserving graduating senior for this award. Identify and explain the reasons that make this student deserving of the award, including specific examples. Students are permitted to nominate themselves. Nominations can be made online here: or nomination forms can be picked up from the ALANA Student Center located in the lower level of Frisch Hall, Room 008. Please submit nomination(s) by Friday, March 19, 2021.

The recipient of this award is selected by a committee of campus community partners. This year’s committee consists of:

Baggs Ito, Gwen T., Marketing and Communication
Fajardo-Heyward, Dr. Paola, associate professor, Political Science
Lynch, Rev. Patrick J., S.J. (Chair), professor emeritus, Religious Studies and Theology
Rodriguez-Johnson, Fatima L., associate dean, Diversity and Inclusion
Rogers, Dr. Craig D., associate professor, Economics and Finance
Thomas, Jasmine ’22, undergraduate student, USA Diversity Chair
Vital, Cliff-Simon ’21, graduate student, Frisch Hall Residence Director

If you have any questions or concerns, please Email

Submitted by: Bennie D. Williams, assistant dean of students, ALANA Student Center