As part of its Spring Honors and Awards Ceremony Tuesday, April 7, St. Bonaventure University recognized 52 employees who marked employment anniversaries this year and 11 employees who are retiring.
During the employee recognition portion of the ceremony, individuals with 10 years of service and up were recognized, with those reaching 25 years of service and retirees receiving special recognition.
Mary Beth (McMullen) Fidurko was recognized for 25 years of service.
Fidurko has worked in the Financial Aid Office and Department of Athletics during her tenure at St. Bonaventure. She joined the university community in April 1983 when she began working in the Financial Aid Office.
Fidurko left the university in 1994, and then returned in 1996 to join the Department of Athletics part time. She has worked full time for the division as an administrative assistant since 2001.
She is responsible for scheduling all of the athletic facilities, including the Reilly Center Arena, Hall of Fame Room and Marra Athletics Fields Complex. As such, she works with the athletics service staff on setup for various events as well as game-day operations for all sports.
She is responsible for processing all golf course memberships, working with the leagues, the scheduling of the golf course staff and assists with the daily operation at the course. Fidurko also manages the numerous purchases of supplies and equipment for the various units/sports in the department and she serves on the Hourly Staff Committee.
“I enjoy being a part of the Athletics community. We have a very family-oriented department,” she said. “The best part of this journey has been the people — students, parents, administration, faculty, and staff — and forming special friendships.”
A native of Allegany, she earned an associate degree in business from Hilbert College.
She lives in Allegany with her husband, Michael, who teaches at the Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES Belmont Center. Their son, Matthew, is a freshman at St. Bonaventure majoring in strategic communication and digital media. They are members of St. Bonaventure Church in Allegany.
50 years of service: Dr. Patrick Panzarella (English)
45 years of service: Dr. Michael Chiariello (Philosophy), and Dr. Richard Simpson (English)
40 years of service: Dr. S. Alan Silliker (Counselor Education)
35 years of service: James Costanza (Reprographic Center), Dr. Dalton Hunkins (Computer Science), Dr. Durriya Khairullah (Marketing), Donald Lengvarsky (Cemetery) and Paul Spaeth (Library)
30 years of service: Dr. Robert Amico (Philosophy), Kathleen Boser (Journalism/Mass Communication), Dr. Carol Fischer (School of Business), Dr. Michael Fischer (Provost & Academic Affairs), Ann Kightlinger (Business Office), Dr. Francis “Chris” Leary (Mathematics), Larry Sudbrook (Athletics), and Dr. Larry Wier (Chemistry)
20 years of service: Ralph Aloia (Safety and Security), Michael Bates (Athletics), Anne Goergen (University Advancement), Sally Kwiatkowski (Mathematics) and Constance Whitcomb (Career & Professional Readiness Center)
15 years of service: Mary Beatty (School of Education), Giles Bootheway (Finance), Patricia Bradley (Business Office), Dr. Adam Brown (Elementary Education), Dr. Charles “Joe” Coate (Accounting), Dr. James Fodor (Theology), Jason Geise (Safety and Security), Susan Harrington (Buffalo Center), Dr. Michael Hoffman (Associate Provost), Donald Hopwood (Quick Center for the Arts), Dr. Roger Keener (Wellness Center), Dr. Josiah “Bart” Lambert (Political Science), Dr. Christopher Mackowski (Journalism/Mass Communication), Nancy Ryan (Payroll) and Mary Wiley (Safety and Security)
10 years of service: Karla Bright (Technology Services), Elizabeth “Betsy” Cashing (Secondary Education), Eric Danielson (Admissions), Katie Fox (Facilities / Housekeeping), Kelly Hand (Business Office), Dr. Michael Klucznik (Mathematics), Mark Phillips (HEOP), Lamont Rhim (Financial Aid), Raymond Rogozinski (Athletics), Michael Rosenswie (Technology Services), Dr. Tracy Schrems (English), Thomas Shaw (Safety & Security), Sarah Stangle (President’s Office) and Bonita Sturdevant (Finance & Administration)
Retirees: Dr. Peggy Yehl Burke (Associate Provost/Graduate Studies), Dr. Douglas Cashing (Mathematics), Arthur Clemons (Facilities / Maintenance), Irene Colomaio (Registrar’s Office), Dr. Paula Kenneson (Secondary Education), Yvonne Makl (Damietta Center), Dr. Margaret Mazon (Modern Languages), Kathleen Premo (Management Science), Dr. K. R. Sundararajan (Theology), Mary Jane Telford (Admissions) and Robert Worthington (Facilities / Maintenance)
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