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Three long-serving members complete
tenure on university's Board of Trustees
The university bid farewell to three longtime members of
the Board of Trustees in June, thanking them for a collective
43 years of service.
John R. "Jack" McGinley Jr., Esq., (left) a member of the
class of 1965, retired from the board after serving as a mem-
ber from 1989 to 1999 and as chair from 2004 to 2012.
McGinley, of Pittsburgh, is a member of the Board of
Directors and chair of the Executive Committee at Eckert
Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC.
John J. McCormack Jr., (center) a member of the class of
1966, retired from the board after serving as a member since
1996. McCormack served as vice chair from 2004 to 2012.
McCormack, of New Vernon, N.J., is a retired group presi-
dent of TIAA-CREF Enterprises.
Thomas M. Marra, (right) a member of the class of 1980,
joined the Board of Trustees in 2003 and served three three-
year consecutive terms. Marra, of Bellevue, Wash., and Boca
Raton, Fla., is president and CEO of Symetra Financial Corp.
He will continue to serve as a member of the Athletics
Committee of the Board.

Campus News
A-10 Player of the Year Andrew Nicholson
taken in NBA's first round by Orlando Magic
The capstone to a remarkable season of St. Bonaventure bas-
ketball came June 28 when Atlantic 10 Player of the Year
Andrew Nicholson was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the
19th pick in the first round of the NBA Draft. Nicholson, a 6-9
forward from suburban Toronto, skyrocketed up NBA Draft
boards after he won
four consecutive A-10
Player of the Week
awards to close out the
regular season. He
saved his best for last,
scoring 26 points, grab-
bing 14 rebounds and
blocking eight shots in
the A-10 title game win
over Xavier.
Nicholson ended his
college career No. 2 on
SBU's all-time scoring
list with 2,103 points.
Nicholson is the first St.
Bonaventure player to
be taken in the first round since Bob Lanier was drafted No. 1
overall by the Detroit Pistons in 1970, and only the fourth
Bonnie ever to be taken in the first round (Brendan McCann,
1957, and Tom Stith, 1961, both by the New York Knicks).
"He's a great human being," said Rob Hennigan, Orlando's
general manager. "He's smart. He processes the game in a
cerebral way, and I think that he's someone who loves the
game. He's someone who is relatively new to the game yet has
a sophisticated, efficient way in which he scores the ball."
More than 40 years removed from his Commencement in the Reilly Center, Dr. Charles Dougherty
(upper right) told more than 700 graduating students that the university will shape them in ways they
might not yet foresee. Dougherty, '71, received an honorary doctorate of humane letters, as did Sr.
Mary Jean Ryan, F.S.M., chair of the board of SSM Health Care in St. Louis, Mo., and John R. McGinley
Jr., an attorney with Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC in Pittsburgh, Pa., and outgoing chair of St.
Bonaventure's Board of Trustees. Photos of the other honorees, lists of graduates, honors/awards and
other Commencement coverage is online at
SBU welcomes 700 new grads as alumni