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Campus Candids

Canisius President Steve Stoute presided over his first commencement exercises on Saturday, May 20, when the college conferred nearly 500 diplomas to the undergraduate and graduate students from the Class of 2023. Thank you to all the faculty who supported their students by participating in the ceremonies and to all the staff who volunteered their time on this important day.

Pictured above: Ian J. Redpath leads the academic procession as the 2023 recipient of the Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award
Pictured above: Campus Ministry Director Spencer J. Liechty offers the invocation
Pictured above: Sara R. Morris, PhD, vice president for academic affairs, served as master of ceremonies for the 2023 commencement.
Pictured above: President Steve Stoute addresses the Canisius Class of 2023, “the class with the distinct honor of being the last graduating class from Canisius College … and the class that will forever hold a special place in my heart, as you are the first graduating class of my presidency.”

Pictured above: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, associate dean of diversity and inclusion, hugs her daughter, Rayven Johnson,
as she receives her Canisius diploma.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candids

As the academic year draws to a close, Canisius spent the week celebrating and commemorating so many college traditions.

Pictured above are the 2023 graduates of the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), whom were recognized for their academic, social and campus engagement earlier this week. The seven seniors hail from WNY and NYC – and all that is in between. Five of the seven graduates are first generation college students.

Discovery, discernment and drive were all celebrated at the annual All-College Honors banquet (pictured above)! Thanks to all the Canisius professors and alumni in attendance. Their support enables the high achievements of the Honors Students to grow greater each year.

We also saluted the college’s ROTC cadets this week. The soon-to-be-commissioned students were recognized and revered at the Golden Griffin Battalion’s annual Military Ball. Canisius will commission five of its cadets as 2nd lieutenants on June 2. Hooah!

Submitted by: College Communications

The Dome Switches to Summer Schedule


Your favorite employee E-letter will soon switch to its summer schedule. Beginning the week of May 22, The Dome will publish once a week, on Wednesdays. This schedule will continue until the first week of classes for the fall 2023 semester. At that time, The Dome will return to its regular publishing schedule on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


The deadline for summer submissions is 2:00 p.m. each Tuesday.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Bennie Williams was among several alumni interviewed and featured in a Buffalo News story highlighting Canisius’ Urban Leadership Learning Community (ULLC) and the ways in which it underscores the institution’s efforts to tap into students from underserved areas. Williams is co-director of the ULLC. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid

On Saturday, April 29, 30 past editors of The Griffin joined members of the current staff to celebrate the newspaper’s 90th anniversary. President Steve Stoute gave opening remarks, Patrick Healy ’23 presented a summary of his recently published history of The Griffin, and Adam Zyglis ’04 delivered a keynote address on how The Griffin started his Pulitzer Prize-winning career.

Afterwards, editors visited The Griffin office, where they shared stories about their time on staff. Though it was the first Griffin reunion since 1992, all hoped these reunions would become a more frequent occurrence. 

Submitted by: Patrick Healy ’23, managing editor, The Griffin