Only about 3 percent of teachers na-
tionwide hold this certification. The
process is rigorous and performance-
based, Steger says. It is voluntary and
based on National Teaching Standards,
which outline what accomplished
teachers should know and do to ad-
vance student learning. Achieving Na-
tional Board Certification is seen as the
"gold standard for accomplished teach-
entire Midwest from the John Morrell
Food Group. Post is in charge of driving
sales for the Eckrich and Armour prod-
uct lines and supporting the Direct
Store Delivery Team.
& McCormick, LLP's auditing and ac-
counting department. Torella primarily
works with exempt organizations,
organizations and ed-
as well as employee
benefit plans, auto
dealerships and other
Torella joined Lumsden
McCormick in July
2010 as a staff accountant after com-
pleting a summer internship with the
firm in 2009.
first place in the Depth Reporting cate-
gory in the New York State Associated
Press Association's 2014 contest.
sworn in as an attorney at the Appel-
late Division, Fourth Department's bar
admission ceremony held in Rochester.
After joining the New York State Bar,
Sonner is now an associate at Damon
Morey, LLP. Sonner practices in the
firm's commercial and general litigation
departments focusing on general negli-
gence and casualty as well as construc-
in May 16 and began his residency at
the Cincinnati VA Medical Center in
a staff accountant in the Olean office.
As a staff accountant, Croker is involved
in preparing financial statements related
views and audits. In
addition, she is re-
sponsible for prepar-
ing tax returns for a
variety of individual
and business clients.
Buffalo suburb Orchard Park.
its Jamestown office location as a staff
has also earned the
designation of certified
public accountant in
the state of New York.
Shevlin is involved in
statements related to
and audits, in addition to preparing tax
returns for individual and business
he accepted a position
in the Office of Cam-
pus Life and Leader-
ship at Le Moyne
College. As an area di-
rector he coordinates
student leadership de-
velopment and other
Michigan Department of Anesthesiol-
Public Media, a member-supported af-
filiate of the Public
Whipple Buttafaro as a
assistant position with
the Pottstown (Pa.) Area Health & Well-
ness Foundation upon graduating from
SBU's Integrated Marketing Communi-
cations 4+1 graduate program in May.
for fall 2015.
to Charlotte, N.C., and met with several alumni on
April 17. Pictured from left are BIS Club adviser Dr.
Carl Case, '80, 82; Gina Synder, '15; James Srutowksi,
'15; Mark Evers, '01, '06, Capital Markets Director at
Wells Fargo Securities; David Culligan, '15; Adam
Ditcher, '17; and Andrew Culligan, '15.
Masters Swimming Championships
'68, and former captain Nate Destree, '13, met at
the 2015 Colonies (Maine to Virginia) Masters Short
Course Yards Swim Championships. The champi-
onships were held at George Mason University from
April 10-12 with more than 580 swimmers of all ages
competing. Both former Bona swimmers had great
days in the pool with Culhane competing in the 65-
69 age group and Destree in the 18-24 age group.
Culhane swam four events and finished with a first,
two seconds and a third in the 50-yard events of
each stroke. Destree was a star with five first-place
finishes including three short-course records and
two meet records, highlighted by a smoking 49.92 in
the 100-yard fly. Culhane and Destree shared many
tales of Bona swimming both present and past: Cul-
hane was the first swimmer in the then-brand new
Reilly Center pool (1967) and Destree led the Bon-
nies to an Atlantic 10 Championship in 2013. De-
stree is a graduate assistant coach at West Virginia
University and Culhane is retired and living in North-