Call for Nominations

The Canisius College Alumni Association invites you to submit nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Senior Awards and the 2018 Distinguished Faculty Award.

The Distinguished Senior Award is presented to seniors who have distinguished themselves through academic excellence and leadership roles at the college. Up to three awards may be given per year. The Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes outstanding full-time faculty members of the college who are distinguished for contributions to the academic world and teaching excellence. One award may be given per year.  The Distinguished Faculty Award is presented at the Honors Convocation in April.

To fill out the alumni nomination form, click here.

Please complete the sections of the form that correspond to the Distinguished Senior and/or Distinguished Faculty nomination, then click the submit button at the bottom of the page.

The form will be sent to the Office of Alumni Engagement. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. Please submit your nominations to the Office of Alumni Engagement no later than February 9, 2018.

Submitted by: Alison Novak, alumni engagement coordinator, Alumni Engagement

Tracy Callaghan Named Employee of Distinction

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Tracy Callaghan is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for December 2017! Tracy was nominated by Sydnie Perkins, counselor in the Griff Center.

At Canisius for nine years, Tracy currently works as the assistant director of the Griff Center. Tracy was selected based on her kind and compassionate interactions with students, staff and visitors of the college, as well as her understanding and practice of the college’s mission and values.

Please join us in congratulating Tracy on this achievement! To nominate a coworker for future months, click here.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, human resources assistant, Human Resources

Canisius Joins the Go Move Challenge

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Canisius College is participating in the Go Move Challenge from February 1, 2018 to February 28, 2018.  This is the first year that Canisius will participate in the long-standing annual event exclusively offered to Jesuit institutions. Throughout February, faculty and staff record their minutes of movement to determine which Jesuit institution is the most active. Awards go to the university that tracks the most minutes, as well as the university which averages the most number of minutes per participant. Several important details about the challenge are listed below:


  • Starts: 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, February 1, 2018
  • Ends:  8:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, February, 28, 2018
  • Eligible participants:  full-time and part-time faculty and staff from any Jesuit university that has registered in advance
  • Except for challenge administrators, each participant must create a new account using their valid university email address on, even if they participated last year
  • Each participant must record their own minutes on the challenge website; no one can enter minutes for another participant
  • There is no limit to how often minutes can be recorded


  • The university with the highest number of minutes by the end of the challenge is recognized and receives the plaque for the calendar year
  • The university with the highest average number of minutes per participant is recognized
  • The collective minutes accumulated by all participating Jesuit institutions is recognized and announced in an AJCU newsletter

If you are interested in participating in the challenge, you can register at .

There is also an FAQ page on the challenge website that provides additional information on the details of the challenge. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or at

Submitted by: Mary Braun, human resources assistant, Human Resources


College Celebrates MLK Jr. Day Jan. 15

Holiday hours end today, Friday, January 12. Starting Tuesday, January 16, 2018, all college departments resume regular working hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) with a one-hour lunch break.

Please note that the college is closed on Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

We hope everyone had a wonderful break!

Submitted by: Mary Braun, human resources assistant, Human Resources