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2017-12-06 / Local News

Clarence resident receives award from Canisius College


Felser Felser The Canisius Alumni Association conferred its Distinguished Alumni Award upon six graduates of the college on Nov. 18. The award recognizes individuals who have made noteworthy contributions in their chosen fields and who, through inspirational leadership, add distinction to their respective professions.

The recipients included Clarence resident Francis J. Felser, Class of 1981, now the president and CEO of Bryant & Stratton College.

As president and CEO of Bryant & Stratton College, Clarence resident Francis Felser executes a strategic plan that provides students of the private career college with a customized educational approach, one that couples academic theory with real-world, career-related applications. It’s a holistic blueprint available to all of Bryant & Stratton’s 14,000 students, spread out across 19 campuses, nationwide.

Felser’s accomplishments are many during his 25-year tenure with Bryant & Stratton. He greatly expanded the institution’s digital learning approach and led its transition from a nationally accredited college, focused on skills-based training, to a regionally accredited college, that develops career-ready students.

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