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Canisius President Steve Stoute participated in the first ever Buffalo Celebrity Read at Primary Hall Preparatory Charter School this past Wednesday, March 8. The event served as a special opportunity for students to see leaders in the community “model a love of reading and learning.” President Stoute read from one of his (and his daughters’) favorite children’s books, The Book with No Pictures, by B.J. Novak. He then shared with students a bit about himself and his educational journey.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Alumni Among Most Influential Leaders in WNY

Buffalo, NY – Thirty Canisius College alumni earned a place on Business First’s Power 250 list for 2023.  Business First is considered the top source of local business news and events in Western New York.  Its annual Power 250 list identifies the most influential leaders throughout the region.   

Canisius College alumnus Ron A. Raccuia ’90 tops this year’s roll earning the No. 1 spot.  Raccuia is executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Buffalo Bills, and charged with leading the once-in-a-generation construction of the team’s new stadium.  He is among the 30 Canisius alumni included on the Power 250 list, which also ranks President Steve Stoute at No. 80.  

Click here to view the full list of those Canisius alumni named to the Power 250.

Submitted by: College Communications

Employees of Distinction

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce the Employees of Distinction for the months of January and February.

Lindy Feider was selected as the Employee of Distinction for February. At Canisius for a little more than two years, Lindy currently works in the Griff Center as the Associate Director Academic Achievement. She was nominated for this award by Tracy Callaghan, who shared the following:

“Lindy Feider is the living embodiment of persons for and with others and cura personalis. Lindy consistently goes above and beyond for all of the student athletes that are in her caseload as their success coach (over 400 students). Students consistently seek out her guidance and support. Her work days are filled with back to back student meetings and most of her nights and weekends are spent attending and supporting our students athletes at athletic events as well as taking photos and sharing the amazing photographs with the student athletes and families. Lindy is an amazing and supportive colleague and a tireless advocate of our students. She supports all of our student athletes both in the classroom and on the field!”


Bethany Voorhees was selected as the Employee of Distinction for January. At Canisius for about 4 years, Bethany is the Executive Associate to President Stoute.  She was nominated for this award by Sandy Miller who shared the following:

“I am writing to nominate Bethany Voorhees for employee of the month recognition. Bethany is a pleasure to work with, accommodating, and always pitches in to help out. She is professional, organized, and a team player that anticipates what is needed.  She works hard, but always has a smile and a great attitude.”

Please join the Human Resources Department in congratulating Bethany and Lindy on their well-deserved achievements!


To nominate a coworker for future Employee of Distinction, click here.

Submitted by: Lynn Incardona, HR Associate, Human Resources


Get Involved with Laudato Si’

Everyone is welcome to join with our spring 2023 Laudato Si’ campus sustainability initiative!

This semester we will identify short-term, mid-range and long-term actions for a three-year plan of coordinated activity around two pillars – resource use (plastics, energy, food, paper) and nature-friendly initiatives (birds, pollinators, plants) both within the focus of our campus and local community.

Our meetings will take place in Old Main 108 on:

  • Tuesday, March 14 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m.

Feel free to bring an interested friend or two and lots of ideas!

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, AVPAA & Professor, Psychology

Another Successful NYS AHPERD Western Zone Conference by P/HETE

The physical and health education/teacher education program (P/HETE) hosted the annual conference for the Western Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AHPERD) on Tuesday, March 7 at the Koessler Athletic Center. With more than 75 health and physical education professionals from the Western New York area, this marks the tenth year that the Canisius P/HETE program has hosted the conference.

Emeritus Professor. Dr. Greg Reeds and his better half—adjunct professor Ms. Nancy Reeds co-presented a session entitled “Student Teaching – What to expect as a future professional and mentor teacher“. A special thanks to Dr. Greg Reeds (emeritus); Pat Clarke, director of athletic facilities; Nick Stenzel, Assistant Director of Athletic Facilities; Hayden Harrington, graduate assistant Department of Kinesiology; Carey MacCormick, Director of Catering; and the many P/HETE majors on hand for their efforts to make this conference so successful.

Submitted by: Clancy Seymour, Associate Professor | Director of Health, Physical Education, & Sport Pedagogy, Department of Teacher Education and Leadership