A Note from the President

Recently, 170 admitted students and their families visited campus for our annual Spring Into Bonaventure event. They spoke to admissions counselors, toured facilities, and took part in condensed classroom activities specific to their collegial interest.

They were also introduced to our new Career and Professional Readiness co-curricular program, which is an investment by the University to offer accelerated professional development opportunities for all students beginning in their first year. The ultimate purpose of this new model is to enhance the marketability of our graduates. As active partners with our students, the University believes each St. Bonaventure graduate will not only sustain and succeed in their professional career, but will also become involved in their community.

Sustainable efforts can also be seen in day-to-day campus life. Sr. Suzanne Kush, C.S.S.F., chair of the Sustainability Coordinating Committee and director of the Franciscan Center for Social Concern, has been working wtih students to incorporate sustainable choices on campus. This year, half of Townhouse 23 has decided to "Go Green." The four eco-friendly apartments house sixteen students who have voluntarily agreed to make multiple sustainable choices. These choices include walking or biking to class instead of driving, recycling, and turning off utilities when not in use. They also compost and take their compost weekly to Canticle Farm, a non-profit Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm located in Allegany.

I look forward to seeing many of you during 2011 Reunion Weekend (June 9, 20 and 11). I am pleased to share that the McCarthys of Buffalo — alumni Bob, ’76, and Ann, ’74 — will be our guest speakers for the Devereux/Seraphim Breakfast. Bob, Ann and their son, Dan, '10, served as editors for “The Good Journey: 150 Years of History at St. Bonaventure University.” Based on the research of longtime St. Bonaventure history Professor Edward Eckert, Ph.D., the 160-page coffee table book highlights the first 150 years of the University. The McCarthys will be on hand for a book signing immediately following the breakfast. Advance orders for the book are now being taken (see below).

As you read the articles on Robert, '58, and Carole Jones, and Sarah Van Remmel, '14, you will get a sense of the sustainable fundraising efforts of which I am so deeply thank for each and every day. It is you, as one of our loyal Devereux donors, who allow the University to sustain its daily priorities. I hope you enjoy this Devereux E-Newsletter issue. If you have not yet made your annual Devereux gift, you can do so before May 31 at www.sbu.edu/donate.

Pax et Bonum,

Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D.
President of the University


Advance orders now being taken for 150-year journey through St. Bonaventure history

Pictured: Front cover of anniversary book
A story that took more than 150 years to unfold and more than a decade to research and write is almost ready to read.

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SHARING OUR STORY focuses on the people, programs and places of St. Bonaventure University.

Pictured: Carole and Bob Jones

For Robert R. Jones, St. Bonaventure is a “Guiding Light”

Whether he proposed changes to school administrators as a member of student government or saw the housing industry through tough economic times as a leading home builder, Robert R. Jones, ’58, always made sure to take care of the people around him.

“I felt a responsibility,” Jones said. “And I’ve really always felt that way with St. Bonaventure and all the people there. It’s a place in my heart.”

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A St. Bonaventure University education can make life extraordinary

Meet Sarah Van Remmel, Class of 2014

Pictured: Sarah Van Remmel"When I was searching for a university, I knew I wanted a school that not only allowed me to pursue medicine, but also allwed me to experience a personalized education.

St. Bonaventure topped my list."




April 7
Gaudete Awards

April 9
Mountain on the Road
Arlington, VA

April 10
Mass & Reception
Braintree, MA

April 15
Barbara Carr McKee Scholarship Luncheon

May 15
2011 Commencement

June 11
The Devereux/Seraphim Breakfast
Reunion 2011

Get details and register for these events now!

Please Note:
As a member of The Devereux Giving Society, you can request reserved seating at graduation.

Plus, you are invited to the annual Devereux/Seraphim Breakfast, held each year as part of the Reunion festivities.

Questions? Please contact Kathleen Ryan.

Devereux Membership Card
Members of the Devereux Giving Society receive a Devereux Society Membership card.

The card offers access to members-only discounts at the University Bookstore, Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts gift shop, Hickey Dining Hall, Café La Verna, the Club House, and four major hotels in the Olean area.  Current cards expire 7/31/2011.


Welcome to Our Newest Devereux Members

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Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Battaglia '43
Mr. Michael J. Britt '02
Mr. Philip R. Carbone '76
Mr. Edward F. Carpezzi '88
Mr. Greg Chiapuso
Mrs. Ruth Cielewich
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Cullinane '06
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Flaherty '82
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel G. Francati '71
Ms. Danielle M. Frownfelter '08
Mr. Francis X. Greywitt III '00
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard E. Gustina '61
Ms. Carrie K. Howland '10
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Jutca
Dr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Keating '81
Dr. Bharat Kohli and Mrs. Nivedita Kohli
Mrs. Josephine L. Lowe
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Lundy '84
Mr. Kevin P. Maguire '89
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Mansour '58
Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Marchiori
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel T. McClure '61
Mrs. Katherine H. McDermott '82
and Mr. Brian D. McDermott
Mr. George E. Morris '94
and Mrs. Elizabeth A. Morris '94
Mr. and Mrs. David M. Newman
Ms. Frances P. Pardee
Dr. and Mrs. Gurpal Phaguda
Mr. Donald E. Roberts '95
Mr. Robert S. Ross '82
and Mrs. Martha A. Ross '82
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Schneider
Mr. William M. Schneider '71
and Dr. Ellen M. Schneider '71
Mrs. Breda E. Sgarro '81
and Mr. Douglas Sgarro
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Shea '61
Hon. Mark D. Stevens '92
and Mrs. Jennifer J. Stevens '91
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Sweeney
LTC Richard C. Trietley '86
and Mrs. Michele Y. Trietley '88
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Tylock '73
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Urban
Mrs. Kara E. Wattenbarger '02
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Weslaski







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