Janet I. Bodnar, '71
Laurie A. Branch, '04
Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F.
James J. Cattano, '65
Scott P. Cielewich, '72
Daniel F. Collins, '73
Kathleen A. Colucci, '77
Fr. Thomas E. Conway, O.F.M.
Joseph A. DeMaria, Esq., '79
Colette C. Dow, '88
Thomas M. Garvey, '74
Michael Hill, '96
Albert C. Horton, '66
Robert P. Kane, '78
Cindy Abbott Letro
Paul C. McDonald, '80
James E. Meyer, '76
Eugene M. O'Connor, Esq., `79
Fr. Kenneth P. Paulli, O.F.M.
Very Rev. John Puodziunas, O.F.M.
Yvonne Minor Ragan
James E. Stitt
Marvin W. Stocker, '75
Lynda M. Wilhelm, '86
Robert R. Jones, LL.D., '58
Charles Osgood, LL.D.
of gratitude is commonplace in the homeland of St. Francis
and St. Clare of Assisi. In this 10th anniversary year of my
alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students.
ated by our Board of Trustees to mark this milestone anniversary of
my presidency. I wish to make it known among all Bona faithful be-
cause I am deeply grateful -- beyond words or numbers --for your
support that has propelled my years at the helm of your beloved
student-centered excellence in education has fueled an academic
assessment paradigm that received overwhelming praise by our vis-
iting team for the Middle States re-accreditation in October. While
the final decision on our regional re-accreditation lies in the hands
of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, we owe our
faculty and academic administration, in particular, a debt of grati-
tude for their focus and determination. This resulted in the best exit
report of any Middle States visiting team in the history of this Uni-
learning and documentable student learning outcomes -- and that
translates into student success. Given this, it's no wonder that U.S.
News and World Report has named St. Bonaventure University the
#3 Best College Value in the North (#1 in New York) among re-
the course of my 10 years as president, have contributed in excess
of $112 million to support the building and facilities projects, en-
dowments, faculty development, scholarships, and annual operat-
ing needs of this University. St. Bonaventure University is the envy of
other colleges and universities who wish to follow in the realm of
our record of philanthropic support. It would not be possible to do
what we do for students and for our regional community without
the generosity of our extraordinary alumni.
the University on our faculty, in ministry, in scholarship, in commu-
nity service, and in prayer for our University and our students, fac-
ulty, staff, alumni and mission. We believe in the goodness of every
person and in the ability of every person to do extraordinary things.
the vows and commitment of Franciscans the world
groups, and gracious gifts and considerations for which I
am grateful. These experiences and generosities have
made the past 10 years rich, remarkable and humbling
beyond anything I might have imagined when I took my
oath of office. I will continue to do all that is in my
power, with the blessing of God's greater power, to
make good with these extraordinary gifts.