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Cannady Named Susquehanna's Outstanding Woman for 2014

Published on May 16, 2014

Susquehanna University's Candence CannadyChicago native Candence “CC” Cannady was named Outstanding Senior Woman of the Year for Susquehanna University’s Class of 2014.

Each year the alumni association selects two well-rounded seniors, one man and one woman nominated by a committee of faculty, staff and academic deans. Seniors are nominated based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, volunteer work and other accomplishments. The winners receive medallions prior to Commencement and are invited to be alumni speakers at Opening Convocation for the Class of 2018.

Cannady graduated from Susquehanna May 11 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in legal studies. In addition to being named Outstanding Senior Woman, she was a presidential fellow and was included in the list of Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges.

While attending Susquehanna, she was a member of the Theresa Palmer Society, co-captain of the women’s basketball team, a member of the Black Student Union and the SU Step Team, as well as several other student organizations. An outspoken human rights activist, Cannady also worked with the Center for Diversity and Social Justice and International Student Services to promote equality among students. Serving as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) coordinator on campus during her junior and senior years, Cannady had the opportunity to work individually with those most affected by intolerance and educate others about the LGBTQ community.

Cannady and Senior Man of the Year Cameron Dougherty, of Voorhees, N.J., received their medals at a luncheon for graduating seniors on May 9. Robert Ries, the outstanding senior man for the Class of 2013, presented them with their awards.


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