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Congratulations to the 2021 inductees! 

Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame

Gerald E. Daigler, MD ’60 – Medicine

Martin E. Hanaka ’67 – Business

Rev. Kenneth J. Hezel, S.J. ’53 – Religious/Missionary

Service Award

Joseph A. Deck ’52
Joseph G. Scully ’50

John F. Barnes Award

Thomas P. Flaherty, Jr. – Rowing

Athletic Hall of Fame

Michael E. Barney ’78 – Football, Basketball
Anthony B. Fulham ’09 – Lacrosse, Football, Basketball
Kevin R. Keil ’03 – Wrestling
Thomas D. Moriarty ’00 – Lacrosse
Timothy D. Nihill ’95 – Golf
Joseph R. Rine ’91 – Baseball, Basketball

The Alumni Awards honor extraordinary people from the Canisius Community whose pursuit of excellence personally, professionally and on the field of play embody the Jesuit ideal of “men and women for others.” They are accomplished leaders and athletes from all walks of life, whose dedication to the greater good represents the highest ideals to which all Canisius alumni strive.

Proceeds from the Alumni Awards benefit need-based scholarships for deserving Canisius students who embody the same ideals as our inductees. With your support those ideals will continue on with the next generation of Crusaders.

CONTACT: Jay Josker ’01 at (716) 200-0264 or

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. Click the button below to see the members prior to the 2019 induction.

Distinguished Hall Members

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

Click the button below to see the members prior to the 2021 induction.

Athletic Hall Members