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neering firms specializing in private and
public works. Harrison has written on
numerous topics related to financial is-
sues in the construction industry and
regularly presents to financial institu-
tions on the proper underwriting of
construction contractors.
1981 -- Eat First: Diary of a Food-Lov-
ing Central New Yorker, a local food
blog created, written and pho-
tographed by Margaret McCormick,
received mention in a list of "Belly
Rumbling Blogs" featured in Edible Fin-
ger Lakes Magazine.
"Eat First shines most
when it takes advantage
of the informality of the
blog form,"the article
notes. McCormick is a
self-employed writer,
editor, and public rela-
tions and social media coordinator. She
blogs at Anne
is the online news editor at China
Daily, the "USA Today" of China, a
large English language daily with edi-
tions around the world. She welcomes
contact from Bonnies in China at
1982 -- Karen (Bloom) LaFauci is
owner and president of The Write Stuff
Communications based in Rochester. Her
husband, Peter, '82, a former chief fi-
nancial officer in the advertising industry,
founded CFO Solutions 14 years ago.
1984 -- Donna L. Burden has given a
number of presentations at professional
conferences in recent months. She pre-
sented at the Midyear Meeting of the In-
ternational Association of Defense
Counsel in Carlsbad, Calif., in February
on "Successful Strategies for Effective
Defense of Mild TBI
Claims with Major Set-
tlement Demands." She
was also a speaker at
the annual meeting of
the Themis Advocates
Group held in Miami,
Fla., co-presenting with
Susan Antell, Ph.D., a
board certified clinical and forensic
neuropsychologist, on "Major Claims
from Minor Head Injuries -- The New
Age of Minor Traumatic Brain Injuries."
She gave a third presentation, "Compli-
ance Safety Accountability: Planned Im-
provements, Keeping Scores out of
Litigation, and the Risks for Carriers
and Brokers," at the March 31 Ameri-
can Conference Institute's 4th National
Forum on Defending and Managing
Trucking Litigation in Chicago. William
is vice president and director
of content for economic development
publications at Journal Communications
Inc., a custom media and content mar-
keting company in Franklin, Tenn. He
joined the company in January 2007. He
and his wife, Carolyn, live in Nashville,
1985 -- Margaret Jones-Carey com-
pleted her Ed.D. at D'Youville College in
December 2013. The title of her disserta-
tion was "Teacher-led direct reading in-
struction and the NYS ELA."
1986 -- Joe O'Conor was appointed
chief of the Peachtree (Ga.) Fire-Rescue
Department. The department responds
to more than 3,100 emergency incidents
each year with a combination (paid and
volunteer) staff of 145 and an annual
budget of $7 million. In addition to his
bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure,
O'Conor holds a master's degree in exec-
utive fire service leadership from Grand
Canyon University. He is married, has five
children and lives in the Peachtree City
area, about 30 miles south of Atlanta.
1988 -- Steve Hayes was elected chief
of the Bemus Point (N.Y.) Volunteer Fire
Department for 2014. Hayes, a senior
vice president with Bank of America,
began his volunteer emergency services
"career" as a member of the campus
MERT team in 1986. Lori (Erickson)
of Orchard Park, N.Y., was pro-
moted to director of marketing at Blue-
Cross BlueShield of
Western New York. She
is responsible for mar-
keting strategies, market
research and digital ex-
perience. Prior to joining
the health plan, Keane
served in marketing
roles at HSBC North America and First
Niagara Financial Group. Patricia
successfully defended her
dissertation, "Security, prestige, and Re-
alpolitik: Sir Eyre Crowe and British For-
eign Policy, 1907-1925," to complete a
Ph.D. in history at the University at Al-
1989 -- Kevin Cullen was promoted to
managing director at CIT Group. He
oversees underwriting efforts for new

Jeff Brown, '85, shared a photo from his
Aug. 6, 2013, arrival at the summit of Kili-
manjaro (19,341 feet), the highest peak in
Africa and one of the Seven Summits (the
highest mountain peaks on each of the
seven continents). Brown had a Bona's ban-
ner on his pack that he'd hoped to photo-
graph at the summit -- but it blew away
during the evening summit ascent during a
freak windstorm.
This is how James Duffy Hickey celebrated
his 60th birthday -- whoopee!
Bona families and friends for life, this crew
enjoyed the Bona win over Canisius. Pic-
tured from left are Daniel Egan, '15; Jim
Egan, '86; Mary (Russo) Egan, '86; Mario
Russo, '82; Renee Caya, '83; Fran Machina,
'82; Brian Machina, '16;
and Gary Machina,