2014. His undefeated team won the Class A
title. He was also recognized by the Ameri-
can Red Cross as a 30-gallon blood donor.
and build software for investing
in the stock market based on
trend following, a technical
analysis strategy. Duffy launched
StockTrendSpotter.com with his
wife, Sharon, in 2012. Duffy also joined a
Chicago startup community called 1871 as
well as The Bunker, an incubator for veteran
mally inducted July 17. Lester has been a
part of the Buffalo Bisons organization every
season since 1982. He wore the uniform as
a bullpen catcher during the 1982 and 1985
seasons and at various times from 1988 to
1992. He also started many of the Bisons'
youth baseball initiatives, being named
youth baseball coordinator in 1985 and run-
ning various camps and clinics from 1986 to
2003, including the team's Pitch Hit 'n' Run
competition. In 1986, he also began his role
as one of the team's official scorers, a posi-
tion he still holds today as a representative
of the International League. His career in-
cludes being the Bisons' bat boy in 1966,
playing a small role in the movie "The Natu-
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lates Walter Horylev, '51, after Horylev re-
turned from an Honor Flight originating
in Rochester, N.Y.
the honor to induct our 2015 graduates
into the St. Bonaventure University Alumni
Association. During the Candlelight Cere-
mony, we welcomed 467 new alumni.
live in 50 states and the District of Colum-
bia. Our alumni also live in 55 foreign
counties around the world. Truly, the sun
never sets on the Bonnies! We are a vi-
brant, global association dedicated to pro-
moting and supporting our alma mater. I
again congratulate all of our 2015 gradu-
ates and wish them much success.
would like to share some of our accom-
plishments and thank the people who
helped make them possible. Over the past
two years, the NAAB has worked hard to
strengthen the ties between alumni and
the university. To highlight a few, we:
the recruitment process. This has
helped to increase the university's visi-
bility and brand in the communities
where our alumni live and work.
Center (CPRC) to engage alumni
across all fields to create mentoring,
interning, and job placement oppor-
tract alumni from across all
Franciscanism, communication, and
streamlined logistics and increased
is still more to do, including:
tional services and products.
groups. First, I would like to acknowledge
our outstanding Alumni Services team.
They are the professionals who dedicate
tireless hours and resources to our alumni:
of Alumni Operations
our National Alumni Association Board
members. They share their talents, time
and love for the university. They are the
best. Leading them was an outstanding
team of officers: First Vice President Kristan
McMahon, '97; Second Vice President An-
drew Mantilia, '08, '09; and Secretary
Maureen Butler Maier, '78.
cated individuals with whom to work.
Thank you. At our April meeting, the
board elected new leaders for the 2015-
2017 term: President Kristan McMahon,
'97; First Vice President Art Roberts, '68;
Second Vice President William Bliek, '01;
and Secretary Kelly Cobb, '10, '11.
their new roles. I know that their energy,
enthusiasm and dedication will allow them
to continue to provide outstanding sup-
port and service to you.
you -- our alumni. You are the best peo-
ple in the world. Once a Bonnie, always a
Robert P. Kane, '78