of the highlights of this edition,
as promised in the summer issue,
career of Jack Butler. A member of SBU's
Class of 1951, Butler played nine sea-
sons as cornerback with the Pittsburgh
Steelers and was inducted into the Pro
Football Hall of Fame last August.
Butler's story is written by the university's
talented marketing and media relations
director Tom Missel, who was a sports-
writer in a previous life and the lead con-
tributor to the commemorative basket-
ball book "A Legacy Defined."
of while on campus.
dent production of "Hamlet" presented
during the 1949-1950 academic year.
Aicher, a self-described "skinny non-ath-
lete," and the muscular Butler were both
spear-carriers in the play. Regardless of
their role, all members of the cast were
required to attend every rehearsal,
demanded the director, Fr. Regis Galvin,
least several weeks after the last per-
formance," said Aicher. "Jack Butler
... has to be one of the few members of
the (Pro) Football Hall of Fame who has
more than a passing acquaintance with
the Bard of Avon, and especially what
has been often described as his greatest
for that era.
on the varsity football team, who was
known for his recitations of "The Face
performances. Miller would go on to
serve for a while as a New York State
Assemblyman from Binghamton.
for his amazing feats on the gridiron but
also won Honorable Mention for the phi-
losophy medal his senior year. The medal
was won by J. Daniel Mahoney, a mem-
ber of the tennis team, who eventually
became a federal judge and a member
of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
medal," Aicher recalled. Hanifin became
a successful attorney and later a New
York State Judge of the Court of Claims.
Man in 1952.
lege athletes. They all make us proud to
have known them, to value them as
friends and classmates and not just jocks,"
emonies in Canton, Ohio, was impressive
as a representative of St. Bonaventure,
exhibiting his brevity and humor.
cations at St. Bonaventure.)
from right). The poisoner was George McPhillips, '52, the victim Hugh Donlon, '52. King
Claudius was played by Dick Miller, '51, and Polonius was played by John A. Regan, '50.