Five people were honored on April 7, 2011, at St. Bonaventure University's Gaudete Medal and Awards Ceremony in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Being awarded the University's highest honor were the Rev. Gregory Dobson, pastor of St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Parish in Olean; and two Buffalo-area couples, Cindy Abbott Letro and Francis Letro; and Katie and Jake Schneider.
The event was chaired by John D’Angelo ’84 and was emceed by University Trustee and member of the Gaudete committee Bill Collins ‘76. Other committee members included Lana Benatovich, John Berger Jr., Kathy Best, Kevin Brayer, Kathy Brownschidle, Greg Bruno, Donna Collins, Michael Donlon, Ellen Grant, Michael Henry, Jonathan Hickey, Dan Keating, Sean Keating, Robert Liguori, Robert McArdle, Michael Ohlweiler, David Rust, Ann Swan and Dave Whalen.
More than 300 people attended the dinner and the event raised $69,000 for the University’s Annual Scholarship Fund.
Pictured above:University President Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., congratulates Gaudete honorees (from left) Jake and Katie Schneider, the Rev. Gregory Dobson, and Cindy and Francis Letro.