Students who transferred to St. Bonaventure University from two- and four-year institutions have become extraordinary. By building on the foundations from their first universities, these students have gone on to find success in their academic and professional careers.
Here's a look at several extraordinary transfer students:
Kayla Crosby, ’12
- Presenter at the National Student Teaching Conference - Slippery Rock, Pa.
- Presenter at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) - Rochester, N.Y.
- Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society
- Honorable Mention: The Sister Margaret Flynn, O.S.F., Award
- Honorable Mention: General Excellence award for a Transfer Student
Kayla looks forward to holding a position teaching young children. Her passion to positively impact young lives and help them reach their full potentials inspires her decision to obtain her master’s degree in the next few years.
Transition to SBU:
"All of my credits transferred and I graduated after two years with a
recommendation for certification in childhood, early childhood, and special education."
“I knew from the beginning that St. Bonaventure would provide the best educational opportunities on my journey to professionalism.”
Grace Lewis, ’12
Grace intends to pursue a career in the field of biology. Her professional aspirations follow her commitment to the family she hopes to establish with her new husband.
Transition to SBU:
“The transition was easy and my transfer counselor was very helpful. I felt that fitting in was no problem. The student body and faculty are very friendly and seemed eager to get to know me.”
“St. Bonaventure was the right choice for me because it gave me the chance to explore not only my love for the sciences and growth in professionalism, but also my faith as a Catholic. I am ready to face the world, with God at my side and a Bona degree in hand!”
Leah Murphy, ’11
Journalism & Mass Communication Major
- Recognized on the dean’s list every semester
Leah works as an intern for the Buffalo Sabres. With this experience, and her on-camera work as a newscaster, sideline reporter, and play-by-play basketball announcer, she intends to pursue a career as on-air talent in the sports broadcasting industry.
Transition to SBU:
“I fit in immediately at St. Bonaventure. The professors and dean really helped me to make sure everything was taken care of and that my credits transferred.”
“I wanted to be in broadcasting and they give you hands-on learning. The professors at SBU taught me everything I need to know about my career. That’s one of the things I love about this school. The professors all were in the field themselves and they share their experiences.”
John J. Postl, ’11
Computer Science, Mathematics Major
- Summa cum laude & honors graduate
- General Excellence Award for a Transfer Student
- Mathematics Award
- Computer Science Achievement Award
- Honorable Mention: Computer Science Service Award
John is enrolling in a computer science Ph.D. program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for fall 2011.
"The small size of St. Bonaventure University means there are more opportunities for undergraduates to work and do research with their professors outside of the classroom."
Angela Ann Reisner ’11
Elementary Education Major
- Summa Cum Laude & Honors Graduate
- Honorable Mention: General Excellence Award for a Transfer Student
Angela is pursuing her master's in Differentiated Instruction from SBU and hopes to teach 4th, 5th or 6th grade in New York or Pennsylvania.
"I knew that St. Bonaventure would accept many of the classes I took at community college, and I saw that the School of Education provided students with a lot of opportunities and experiences working in the classroom. The experiences I had working in these classrooms helped me realize that teaching is truly what I want to do with my life."