Donald L. Korben
Community Service Award
Program or Event of the Year
The Fr. Bob Stewart, O.F.M. Award
The Fr. Gervase White,
O.F.M., Staff Person
of the Year
Organization/Club of the Year
The Terry Bickel Student Life Award
Volunteer of the Year
Heather Lohr Cabinet
Member of the Year
The ACE Award
As part of its Spring Award Ceremony Tuesday, April 13, the university honored a number of individuals and groups for their significant contributions to the St. Bonaventure community. The Fr. Joe Doino, O.F.M., Honors and Awards recognize those exceptional individuals in the St. Bonaventure community who have made others’ experiences here better and whose Franciscan spirit may go unrecognized.
The awards’ namesake, Fr. Joe Doino, was a much beloved friar known for his practical jokes, his love of tennis, and his dedication as the SGA adviser. A professor, scholar, musician, preacher and priest, Fr. Joe became the first faculty member to receive the Faculty Appreciation Award posthumously. Fr. Joe, who died in 1994 at the age of 70, served as the director of Franciscan novices before starting his teaching career at St. Bonaventure in 1986.
Recipients of 2010 Fr. Joe Doino Awards are:
Student Leader of the Year: Presented to the top leader of a campus organization who has shown exemplary leadership abilities in guiding his or her organization to success.
Recipient: Marissa Sangiacomo, a senior journalism and mass communication major from Seneca Falls, N.Y.
Donald L. Korben Community Service Award: Presented to the group or student who has gone “beyond the call of duty” in volunteering his or her service to the University and/or surrounding communities.
Recipient: Rob Ryer, a junior physical education major from Lockport, N.Y.
Program or Event of the Year: Honors the best program or event held within the last year. The award may be shared by more than one organization if the event was co-sponsored.
Recipient: Buzz’d About Pink/WSBU-FM
The Fr. Bob Stewart, O.F.M. Award: Presented to the faculty or staff member who voluntarily gave the most time and dedication to the organization he or she serves as adviser, moderator or chaplain.
Recipient: Steve Kuchera, assistant director of the Center for Activities, Recreation and Leadership.
The Fr. Gervase White, O.F.M., Staff Person of the Year: Presented to a St. Bonaventure employee who has gone out of his or her way, especially in aiding students and enhancing student life on campus.
Recipient: The late William “Bill” Karl, a longtime member of the housekeeping staff who passed away in February.
Organization/Club of the Year: Presented to the organization that has demonstrated a commitment to St. Bonaventure University through its activities and has added to student life.
Recipient: Student Government Association
The Leo E. Keenan Jr. Faculty Appreciation Award: Presented to the faculty member who most exemplifies a genuine commitment to human betterment through the acquisition of knowledge; who is guided in his or her daily life by a deep sensitivity and gentle understanding of differences; and who reflects in his or her relationships with students an enduring optimism.
Recipient: Robert Daggett, an adjunct faculty member in the School of Business.
The Terry Bickel Student Life Award: An award open to all students, this will be presented to the student who has made the most substantial contribution to the area of student life. Nominees should demonstrate qualities of Bickel herself; patience, commitment, optimism and a sense of humor. Though it is not the top criterion, nominees should be in good academic standing.
Recipient: Nicole Wiggins, a junior psychology major from Port Byron, N.Y.
University Ministries Volunteer of the Year: Presented to the volunteer who gave the most time and dedication to University Ministries programs.
Recipient: Elizabeth D’Onofrio, a senior theology major from Montrose, N.Y.
Heather Lohr Cabinet Member of the Year: An award for a Student Government cabinet member in honor of 1994 graduate Heather Lohr, a former management and academic delegate who died after an extended illness. Lohr brought renewed professionalism to her positions, in which she showed selflessness and a willingness to help.
Recipient: Emily Deragon, a sophomore journalism and mass communication major from Caledonia, N.Y.
The ACE Award: The Admissions Commitment to Excellence Award is given to the individual and department who have helped serve and promote the University in various ways and helped recruit and retain students in everyday contact with visitors and current students. The recipients exemplify the spirit of St. Bonaventure and of St. Francis to the mission of the University.
Individual recipient: Dr. Nancy Casey, director of the First-Year Experience program and a faculty member in the School of Education.
Group recipient: Office of the Registrar
Other portions of the Spring Awards Ceremony included
» Employee Recognition and
» Faculty Awards.