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Delta Gamma Honor Society Inaugural Induction Ceremony

Last summer, Canisius College was granted the Delta Gamma chapter of the Alpha Alpha Alpha Honor Society. This Honor Society recognizes students who identify as first generation. The inaugural cohort will be inducted on Monday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. The campus community is invited to attend.

Mark Harrington, PhD, assistant vice president for student development and academic success, and Bennie Williams, assistant dean of students and director of the ALANA Student Center, serve as the chapter advisors. Please feel free to contact either with any questions or concerns.

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


Employee of Distinction for March

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Patricia Creahan is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for March 2022. Pat currently works as the director of the Student Health Center and has worked in this role for more than 30 years. Pat was nominated for this award by Eileen Niland, who shared the following:

“As we approach the 2nd anniversary of the start of the Pandemic, it’s certainly time to recognize the service Patricia Creahan has given to the Canisius community throughout the Pandemic. Pat continues to commit herself fully to the safety and well-being of our community. Pat keeps us abreast of recommendations and best practices while working tirelessly, to monitor, test and treat our students. She works collaboratively with the Recovery Task Force to guide the campus response to the Pandemic. Pat Creahan’s determination and tenacity are beyond reproach. She leads and manages the Office of Student Health with compassion, commitment and integrity. Pat Creahan exemplifies “The Magis” in her approach to serving the Canisius community. We are so lucky to have a health professional of her caliber here at Canisius!”

Please join the Human Resources Department in congratulating Pat on this achievement!

To nominate a co-worker for the upcoming months, click here. The deadline for April nominations will be Friday, April 29.

“Did You Know?”

Did you know that Canisius College formed what was originally known as the Bias Response Team (BRT) in March 2020? 

This team was initially tasked with creating ways to support our students, faculty and staff through investigation of incidents related to bias and discrimination. The team began by defining its mission and reviewing the community standards in place at that time to finds ways to reduce incidents of bias and discrimination. Over time, the team realized that the community would benefit equally from having resources available, including speakers, publications and other events that would raise awareness and promote a healthier, safer and more inclusive community. The name was officially changed to the Bias Resource and Response Team (BRRT) later that year, and it continues  to develop through monthly meetings, resource publication and events such as “Canisius Conversations”.

Stay tuned for your monthly “Did You Know” series supported by your BRRT. If you are interested in participating on the team or would like more information, please Email Fatima Rodriguez-Johnson,  associate dean of diversity and inclusion, at  &

Submitted by: Aimee Larson, director, Physician Assistant Studies



CEEP Scholarship Recipients Announced

On behalf of the Canisius Earning Excellence Program (CEEP) Review and Recommendation Committee, Jenn Lodi-Smith, PhD, assistant vice president for academic affairs, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022-23 CEEP Scholarships. 

The scholarships were granted to 59 students with 32 faculty members serving as mentors.  To view the list of this year’s recipients, faculty mentors and their projects, click here.

CEEP is an exciting learning and earning opportunity that pairs students with Canisius faculty for educational and rewarding experiences. These positions are intellectually demanding, create opportunities for applied learning outside the classroom, are closely related to a career or scholarly field and directly related to faculty scholarship. By working with faculty on research-focused projects, students are able to achieve a high level of preparedness for maintaining professional working relationships and for continued studies at the graduate level.

Congratulations to all the recipients!

Submitted By: Amy Beiter, curriculum and student support project associate, Academic Affairs


Support HAIL! Fredonia Records Lend a Paw Event

HAIL! Fredonia Records and the SUNY Fredonia’s Music Industry Program is proud to present The 6th Annual Lend A Paw for Autism Fundraiser: “80s CINEPAWS on April 24, 2022 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at SUNY Fredonia’s Dods Grove.

Come walk your dog with us on Sunday, April 24 and enjoy listening to student artists performing live all afternoon!  Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of many baskets available. Food and drink will be available for purchase as well.   Event Registration tickets are $10.

Can’t make the event, then participate in our Virtual Dog Walk where you submit a photo of your dog that will be posted on HAIL! Fredonia Record’s Facebook page.  Additionally, one virtual entrant will be chosen each week to be posted on the Facebook timeline.  Virtual Dog Walk Registration is $5.

If you don’t have a pet, donations are accepted!

To register click here.

All donations go directly to the Institute of Autism Research (IAR) at Canisius College to reduce tuition for IAR programs and for research and development of interventions for autistic children and their families. The IAR’s goal is to ensure that a family’s inability to pay will never be a reason their child cannot participate in our programs!

HAIL! Fredonia Records is a student-run record label at SUNY Fredonia under the advisement of platinum selling record producer and manager, Armand Petri.

Submitted by: Marcus Thomeer, professor, Psychology Department