February Faculty Spotlight
Dr. René De La Pedraja
René De La Pedraja, PhD of the History Department has been at Canisius College since 1989. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1977. Throughout his life he has been passionately concerned with Latin America and its many problems. He has spent over two decades living in Latin America, primarily in Colombia and Cuba. Much of his academic efforts is specifically focused on war and trade. He has published over ten books and many scholarly articles. Recently he has been able to revive his life-long interest on the history of Russia.
His nominator writes: he is an awesome teacher, and has been part of the Honors program for many years. Dr. De La Pedraja has introduced popular new courses, including Intellectual History of the West. He makes an effort to be at every single Honors event, encouraging inspirational academic endeavors, and helping students throughout their careers at Canisius.
Fun Fact: Dr. De La Pedraja is one of those few Hispanics who do not like to dance and who do not know how to dance.
Thank you for being an incredible asset to the Honors Program!
February Student spotlight
Taylor is a biology major in the class of 2018, looking to go to medical school. In addition to being an Honors Student Board Class of 2018 Representative, she is involved as a Frisch Resident Assistant and serves as the Member at Large for Phi Sigma Sigma
Her nominator writes: Taylor has become incredibly committed to the betterment of the Honors Program. Her efforts in organizing New Student Orientation exemplify her commitment to the program's long-term success. On top of that, Taylor has taken on a new role by organizing the Honors Travel and Learn trip to Washington, D.C., in the spring.
Fun Fact: She loves sheep and goats
Thank you for your dedication to Honors!
March Spotlight Submission
We would like to recognize outstanding Honors faculty and students. Take some time to think about peers and/or professors who have bettered your Honors experience, invested a great deal of dedication towards Honors, or maybe who have received a remarkable achievement recently. Applications for the March Newsletter will be due on Wednesday, March 1st.
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