St. Bonaventure University

2024 Hellinger Awards: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2024 

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The Mark Hellinger Awards

The annual Hellinger Awards Ceremony honors the Jandoli School's top graduates and recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding alumni.

Hellinger Awards background

The Hellinger Award is named for Mark John Hellinger, an American journalist, theater columnist and film producer. It was established in 1960 by Jim Bishop, who worked with Hellinger at the New York Daily News and considered him his mentor.

Bishop would go on to establish his own fame as a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in hundreds of newspapers across the country, and as a best-selling author. Among Bishop's many works is "The Mark Hellinger Story: A Biography of Broadway and Hollywood."

Bishop began a long relationship with St. Bonaventure in 1958 when he was invited to speak at the university's Press Day event and was awarded an honorary doctorate. Soon afterward, Bishop began donating manuscripts and notebooks to form an archives of his writings at the university's Friedsam Memorial Library.