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Senior Leadership Team Update

After more than 17 years at her alma mater, Erica Sammarco ’00, associate vice president and assistant to the president, has left Canisius.

Sammarco joined the college in 2005 as the director of corporate and foundation relations, and in her most recent role was responsible for administrative support for the president and coordinating special initiatives originating from the Office of the President. Sammarco also served as secretary to the college’s Board of Trustees and the school corporation.

We wish her much success in her future endeavors.

Submitted by: Office of the President


Griff Fair is Today!

Griff Fair is today, March 15, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm in Science Hall Commons.

We have over 60 representatives from a wide variety of employers!  Please encourage your students to attend one of the biggest career events of the year to learn about full- and part-time jobs, summer jobs and internships!

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, Director of Career Development

Canisius Hosts Atlantic Hockey Championship Saturday

For the first time in program history, the Canisius hockey team will host the Atlantic Hockey Championship Game, as the Golden Griffins play host to Holy Cross Saturday night (March 18) at 6 p.m., at LECOM Harborcenter. The winner of Saturday’s game will earn Atlantic Hockey’s automatic berth into the 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Championship tournament.

Tickets for the game are on sale now, with Faculty/Staff tickets priced at $10. Tickets can be purchased in advance from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., today through Friday at the Canisius Ticket Office, located inside the lobby of the Koessler Athletic Center. Faculty/Staff tickets can also be purchased at the ticket window on the night of the game by showing your Canisius ID card.

Please note, parking at LECOM Harborcenter will be priced at $5 until 6 p.m., on Saturday night. After that time, the price of parking will move to $25, as the Buffalo Bandits are hosting a game at KeyBank Center at 7:30 p.m.

As head coach Trevor Large says “It Takes Everyone.” We look forward to you joining us at LECOM Harborcenter Saturday night as the Griffs look to secure their third Atlantic Hockey championship!


Griffs Dress for Success – FREE Clothing Still Available

On March 8, the Career Development Office held our first “Griffs Dress for Success” with free professional clothing for students to help them prepare for Griff Fair as well as upcoming job and internship interviews.

We featured a wide variety of professional, business casual and casual clothing and over 50 students participated!  Because of the overwhelming support of faculty and staff who donated gently used, professional clothing, we continue to have a large inventory of items available.  Please encourage  students to stop in the Career Development Office in Old Main 013 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm to make their selections.  Thank you to all of the faculty and staff who donated!

Submitted by:  Eileen Abbatoy, Director of Career Development


Stress Less Day

As part of Stress Less Day on campus, Tara McPherson, a corporate wellness consultant at Lawley Benefits Group and Michelle Carbery, senior corporate wellness specialist at Independent Health, will present over lunch and refreshments for faculty and staff on Wednesday, March 22 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in Regis Room.

Registration is limited to 80 participants and will be collected on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Please RSVP to Bethany Voorhees at by Wednesday, March 15, and provide any dietary restrictions if applicable.

Click here to add this event to your digital calendar.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, Executive Associate, President’s Office