During their 2014 commencement ceremony, Canisius College presented Fr. Edward Durkin, SJ, with a degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. Fr. Durkin is the principal of the NativityMiguel Middle School in Buffalo, N.Y. and was a pioneer of the NativityMiguel model. NativityMiguel provides students, grade 5-8, with a hands-on education designed to prepare them to excel after graduation. The school offers a private school education to students that would not be able to afford one otherwise.
Thanks to the work of Fr. Durkin, hundreds of students have been able to have the tools needed to meet their potential.
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