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Canisius College inducted its first cohort of members into the Delta Gamma Chapter of the Tri-Alpha First Generation Student Honor Society on Monday, April 25th in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. Over 20 individuals were inducted including undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff.

Front Row: Hawa Saleh, Courntey Johnt, Liana Posella, Sameria Mbili, Hannah Davis, Chief Kimberly Beaty (Director of Public Safety)

Back Row: Dr. Mark Harrington (Assistant Vice President for Student Development and Academic Success), Dylan Tynan, Jesse Pfeiffer, Merce DeJesus, Haley Pond, Katara Willis, Deepthi Krishna, Jason Francey (Director of Student Engagement), Bennie Williams (Assistant Dean/Director of the ALANA Student Center).

Below is a list of all students who were inducted:

Class of 2022
• Eliyas Aman
• Merce DeJesus
• Courtney Johnt
• Sameria Mbili
• Lucas Palmer
• Jesse Pfeiffer
• Haley Pond
• Liana Posella

Class of 2023
• Hawa Saleh
• Dylan Tynan
• Olga-Iris Wanliss-Diaz
• Katara Willis

Class of 2022
• Mason Bowes

Graduate Students:
• Hannah Davis
• Deepthi Krishna
• Mallorie Lynn
• Haley Snyder

• Chief Kim Beaty, Director of Public Safety (also pursuing her Master’s in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration)
• Mr. Jason Francey, Director of Student Engagement
• Dr. Mark Harrington, Assistant Vice President for Student Development and Academic Success
• Mr. Bennie D. Williams, Assistant Dean of Students

The college’s first generation student initiatives is a collaborative effort between various departments in the Student Affairs division. Congratulations to all of our new inductees. We look forward to inducting more members of our community in the years to come.

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