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As we continue to celebrate the inauguration of President Steve K. Stoute, the Human Resources Department is pleased to invite the campus community to support and recognize all honorees for their service to Canisius College at the 2022 Celebration of Service on Thursday, October 27 at 3:00 p.m in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Take this opportunity to visit with your colleagues and President Stoute, and to enjoy refreshments including wine, cheese and cookies.

The following honorees will be recognized:

Five Years:

Stephanie Masood, Marketing Project Manager

Jennifer Patrick, Director of Executive Educational Leadership Development

Monika McFoy, Associate Director of Support Services

Mary Braun, Employment Manager

Michael Morris, Public Safety Officer

George Ambrusko, Lead Mail Stock Clerk

Tyler Kron-Piatek, Academic Technologist

Derek Marks, Associate Head Coach for Men’s Lacrosse

Dr. Secil Ertorer, Associate Professor of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Environmental Studies

Daniel Higgins, Assistant Professor of Journalism

Brandon Bielecki, Assistant Director for Annual Giving

Samantha Palma, Senior Admissions Counselor

Lynn Incardona, Human Resources Associate

Julie Almendinger, Assistant Director of Student Records & Financial Services

Shelia Pettigrew, Associate Director of Career Development

10 years:

Mary Owusu, Assistant Professor of Marketing & Information Systems

Dr. Malini Suchak, Associate Professor of ABEC

Melissa Petrie, Staff Nurse

Sara Vescio, Executive Director of the Women’s Business Center

Fifteen Years:

Charita Price, Counselor

Thomas Ciminelli, Director of Facilities Management

Dennis Misko, Director of External Projects & Major Gift Officer

Sharon Federico, Director of Advancement Services

Carol Lower, Advancement Services Coordinator

Twenty Years:

Virginia Carver, Administrative & Data Assistant

Donald Hamilton, Housekeeper for Facilities Management

Twenty-Five Years:

Larry Tassini, Laboratory Manager

Thirty Years:

Michele Folsom, Director of Administrative Computing

Thirty-Five Years:

Dr. Gregory Wood, Chair & Professor of Marketing & Information Systems

Forty Years:

Dr. David Farrugia, Professor of Counseling & Human Services

Dr. Peter Schaber, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Forty-Five Years:

Patrick Greenwald, Director of Principal Gifts


Mary Koehneke, Associate Director of Student Records & Financial Services

Michele Rizzo, Assistant Director of Financial Services


Please RSVP here if you would like to attend. We hope you can join us for this very special event!

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources & Compliance