Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Hall of Honor

The Distinguished Alumni Hall of Honor was established to permanently recognize graduates of Canisius High School who have distinguished themselves in their careers or in their activities in a manner which exemplifies the highest ideals to which Canisius is dedicated. These gentlemen have brought lasting recognition to themselves and to their alma mater. Enshrinement in the Hall of Honor is the highest recognition that Canisius can bestow on its alumni.


Athletic Hall of Fame

The Athletic Hall of Fame honors individuals who achieved excellence in their scholastic athletic careers at Canisius. These individuals have been measured not only by their achievements, but by their sportsmanship, character, and leadership. Inductees must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an alumnus who graduated at least ten years prior to nomination
  • Only achievements during nominee's Canisius High School career will be considered
  • Nominee should be recognized not only by Canisius, but within his respective league and geographic area, i.e. All-Catholic, All-WNY, etc.
  • Nominees cannot nominate themselves




On November 16, 2019, Canisius inducted 15 alumni into the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Honor or Athletic Hall of Fame as part of the school's year-long 150th anniversary celebration. 

Click here to see the list and learn more about the inductees.