for what her alma mater meant to her
chose to go there," said Hayes, the com-
munications coordinator for the Francis-
can friars of Holy Name Province.
close network, because of the way the fac-
ulty and staff treat its students and the rela-
tionship that the two have with each
Courier -- months before graduation. It
didn't hurt that the editor was a former
colleague at The Bona Venture student
newspaper who recognized the quality of
with extracurricular activities -- like the
newspaper immediately your freshman year
-- those are all things that helped me get
to where I am today and I don't think that if
I went to a larger school I would have had
the same opportunities," Hayes said.
Ian Rogers, who is reveling in the op-
portunity to deepen his study of
Spanish language and literature as a
Gilman Fellow at the Johns Hopkins
University in Baltimore, Md.
with scholars here and scholars in
other universities and really share in
the discovery, research and the learn-
and Romance Languages and Litera-
tures, Rogers has five years to work
on his doctoral thesis while teaching
Spanish grammar at Hopkins and
working with faculty on research
and seminars for his dissertation.
a professorship teaching Spanish lit-
erature at a university," Rogers said.
an undergraduate at St. Bonaven-
ture. His relationships with his pro-
fessors and the classes he was able
to take not only prepared him for
but also helped him to discover his unique niche in
the wide world of Spanish language and literature.
Nietzsche combined to influence him on the focus of
his future studies.
at Hopkins is the oppor-
tunity to discover new
things and to add new
things to my field," ex-
plained Rogers, whose
typical day includes
both teaching and
going to seminars.
here at Hopkins. We're
not quite faculty and
we're not quite stu-
dents -- we play a little
bit of both. We're
teaching the undergraduates and we're taking semi-
nars with professors, so we really do get the best of
Bonaventure, I was a face, I was a person,
and that helped."
was skittish about moving to New York
City when she accepted the job at the
ing if I didn't have the Bonaventure com-
munity here to welcome me," Hayes said.
"I was given the names of several people to
reach out to when I first got here, and they
were very, very willing ... to show me the
ropes and that made a huge difference."
to making the world a better place im-
pressed her while at Bonaventure, trumped
lieved in. I really respect the work that they
do," she said. "What I learned at Bonaven-
ture is that it's very important not to be pas-
sive in approaching the problems that our
society is facing. It's very important to take
an active role in changing the world."