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Men for Others, Always

With nearly 10,000 living alumni, one of the strengths of Canisius is its highly-engaged alumni community. Every day, Canisius alumni positively impact the world around them in a variety of ways, utilizing God-given talents and the Jesuit values instilled during their years at Canisius. These men — strong of body, mind, and spirit — live out the Jesuit motto of "Men for Others."


Alumni News

Andrew Kang '22 performs at Carnegie Hall
Keith McShea

Andrew Kang '22, who excelled in the arts during his CHS career, has continued to do so as a freshman at Boston College.

Kang performed at famed Carnegie Hall in February as part of The Liturgy Arts Group of Boston College.

Requiescat in Pace, Mark Russell ’50
Keith McShea

Requiescat in Pace, Mark Russell ’50.

We mourn the loss of Russell, one of the nation’s foremost political satirists, who performed comedic routines at his piano for more than five decades. The bespectacled and bow-tied Russell gained national fame for his public television specials, many of which were recorded at Buffalo’s WNED.

'God loved Jay, and God loved us through Jay.' Fr. James Van Dyke, S.J. '77 delivers homily for Jason Arno '03
CHS Communications

Fr. James Van Dyke, S.J. '77 delivered the homily during the funeral Mass for Jason Arno '03 at St. Joseph Cathedral. 

Read a transcript and watch video of the homily.

CHS alums help raise more than $3,000 for Devin Waring Foundation
CHS Communications

Chris Fiorella '19 and David Dobrasz '19 helped the Canisius College Department of Sport Management raise more than $3,000 this February for the Devin Waring Foundation.

“Jay was a great teammate; he gave everything he had.”
Keith McShea

“Jay was a great teammate; he gave everything he had.”

Those are the words of Canisius football coach Kraig Kurzanski ’84 on the late Jay Arno ’03, who played for Kurzanski during the coach’s first tenure with the Crusaders.

'He was a student of ours, but he was also a brother.'
Keith McShea

"When I was at Canisius High School back in the early 2000s, there was a young man that I had the privilege of counseling and coaching," Reiser told the students.

"His name was Jason Arno."

Requiescat in Pace, Jason Arno ’03
CHS Communications

Requiescat in Pace, Jason Arno ’03.

We mourn the loss of Arno, a member of the Buffalo Fire Department who died Wednesday while bravely fighting a four-alarm fire in downtown Buffalo. He was 37. He was married and had a 3-year-old child.

Dale Podlas '87 named Development Gifts Officer at Canisius High School
CHS Communications

Canisius High School is pleased to announce Dale Podlas '87 as our new Development Gifts Officer.

“Through his distinguished career in business development and his experience here as a student, parent and coach, Dale Podlas brings an excellent combination of skills and perspective to Canisius,” said Vice President of Institutional Advancement Andy Deyell ’91.