By Emmariah Holcomb, ’14
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — Four recent St. Bonaventure University graduates will headline this year’s young alumni panel to be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the Hall of Fame Room of the Reilly Center.
The alumni panel includes Michelle McKernan, Thomas Socci, Ryan Doberstein, and Jessica Schiefer. This event is sponsored by SBU’s Career and Professional Readiness Center and is part of Homecoming 2013 activities.
Michelle McKernan, ’12, works as assistant marketing manager at Godiva Chocolatier. While at St. Bonaventure, McKernan served as SGA president and interned at the for the YES Network.
Thomas Socci, ’12, works as a middle office analyst for commission management services at Citi Group in Buffalo. Socci was the president of SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) and head of risk management for SIMM (Students in Money Management) while at Bona’s.
Ryan Doberstein, ’12, currently holds several positions. Doberstein is the operations manager at Eric Malone Enterprises, the owner of FRF photo that specializes in action sports photography, a rep and talent scout at Attain Clothing Company, LLC, and the owner of FlyinRyanFreestyle. In his spare time he is a professional freestyle jet skier with more than 10 sponsors.
Jessica Schiefer, ’10, works in Public Affairs and Voluntary Services for the Department of Veteran Affairs. In her spare time, she volunteers as a big sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program.
An Alumni/Student Networking Reception will immediately follow the panel presentation. The Career and Professional Readiness Center encourages all students to attend because 70 percent of jobs are found through networking.
About the University: Inspired for more than 150 years by the Catholic Franciscan values of individual dignity, community inclusiveness, and service, St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them.