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Class Notes
Patrick E. Brennan, '81, found a fabulous use
for his SBU windshield screen during the
April NCAA Final Four Fan Fest tournament
in Phoenix -- a portable Bonnies banner.
"Within seconds, people were coming up to
me, saying, `The Bonnies, right? That's St.
Bonaventure, great team!'" writes Brennan.
When he received the gift during his 35th
class reunion in 2016, he was doubtful he
would use the screen in the Northeast. Ten
months later -- after a job change and relo-
cation to Phoenix, he uses it nearly every day.
years. Terry and his wife, Nora, have been
married for 31 years and have two chil-
dren. They live in San Francisco.
is the new vice president for Fi-
nance and Administration at the State
University of New York at Fredonia. Met-
zger has 30 years of experience in the
private sector. Most recently he served as
vice president and strategic advisor for
Blackstone Advanced Technologies LLC of
Jamestown. His previous
positions include presi-
dent of Blackstone Busi-
ness Enterprises and
chief financial officer for
Acu-Rite Companies.
Metzger is involved in
several organizations in
Chautauqua County. He is the chair of
the Chautauqua County Industrial Devel-
opment Agency Board of Directors, is on
the Insyte Board of Directors and was ap-
pointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the
Western New York Regional Economic
Development Council. Additionally, he is
a past member of the Bemus Point Cen-
tral School Board and the boards of direc-
tors of the United Way, Red Cross of
Chautauqua County, The Resource Cen-
ter, and the Chautauqua Region Commu-
nity Foundation.
Doug Villella, O.D.,
received the 2017
Archbishop Oscar Romero Award from
Mercyhurst University's Department of
Religious Studies March 23. The award is
given to individuals
or organizations
"living the call of
faith and justice in
an extraordinary
manner." During
the ceremony, the
Erie, Pa., op-
tometrist spoke
about his work as
executive director of Vision for the Poor,, a nonprofit that de-
velops sustainable eye care facilities to
serve the poorest of the poor in Latin
America and Haiti. Visualiza, the first net-
work of sustainable eye clinics, was es-
tablished in Guatemala and now serves
as a model for future development in
other countries. Vision for the Poor has
also helped build eye hospitals in Haiti,
Nicaragua, Peru and Mexico, and plans to
build five more before 2020.
Larry Furey,
founder and partner of the
consulting firm Partners in Mission in
Boston, launched a new executive search
company for Catholic schools, Partners in
Mission School Leadership Search Solu-
tions. The firm specializes in identifying,
interviewing and connecting exceptional
candidates with leadership roles, such as
heads of schools, presidents and princi-
pals that drive strategic goals within
Catholic schools and dioceses.
and her college room-
Linda Kelly
have been with Delta
Air Lines 34-plus
years. Smith-Boland
decided to jump divi-
sions -- leaving air-
port customer service behind -- and
finish her career flying the world. "It was
an honor to have my college roommate
pin my wings!"
Donna L. Burden
, founding partner of
Burden, Hafner & Hansen, LLC, was ap-
pointed to the Board of Directors of the
Foundation of the International Associa-
tion of Defense Counsel (IADC), which
works to serve as a platform for educating
the public and the legal community on cur-
rent litigation issues and supporting the in-
tegrity of the legal system throughout the
world. The foundation supports iCivics, a
web-based education project designed to
teach students civics and inspire them to
be active participants in U.S. democracy,
the National High School Mock Trial
Championship, the State Best Practices
Survey, and many other initiatives. Burden
has been a member of the invitation-only,
peer-reviewed association since 2011.
was appointed assistant chief
deputy county attorney for Westchester
County, where he heads the Litigation Bu-
reau. For the past 17 years, Sullivan has
handled general litigation matters for
Westchester with a focus on labor and
employment issues.
Jeff Brown
(above) reached the summit
of the highest peak in Ecuador -- and
President Emeritus Sr. Margaret Carney,
O.S.F., '85,
received one of the highest hon-
ors given by the Association of Catholic Col-
leges and Universities (ACCU), the Monika K.
Hellwig Award for having significantly ad-
vanced the Catholic intellectual tradition. This
lifetime achievement award recognizes her as
a researcher, teacher, author, practitioner, na-
tional spokesperson, learned adviser, mentor
and leader in Catholic higher education. She
is pictured after the presentation with Stu-
dent Affairs officials Rick Trietley, '86, (left)
and Nichole Gonzalez, and Siena College
President Br. Edward Coughlin, O.F.M., '70.