Has someone in the St. Bonaventure community made your university experience better? Here is your opportunity to recognize that person’s Franciscan spirit and actions!
Faculty, students and staff are invited to support their St. Bonaventure family by nominating one of our remarkable individuals or organizations for recognition at the 2016 Fr. Joe Doino, O.F.M., Honors & Awards Program.
The Fr. Joe Doino, O.F.M., Honors and Awards Committee and the Student Government Association are seeking nominations of individuals and groups at St. Bonaventure who have made significant contributions to the university community during the past year.
The awards’ namesake, Fr. Joe Doino, was a much beloved friar who was known for his practical jokes, love of tennis and dedication as the SGA adviser. A professor, scholar, musician, preacher and priest, Fr. Joe became the first faculty member to receive the Faculty Appreciation Award posthumously. Fr. Joe, who died in 1994 at the age of 70, served as the director of Franciscan novices before starting his teaching career at St. Bonaventure in 1986. Fr. Joe was the adviser to Student Government, serving on the Student Government Awards Committee since its inception. The Honors and Awards Ceremony was renamed after Fr. Joe in 1995, honoring his commitment to the university community.
The Doino Award categories include: University Mission Volunteer of the Year; Adviser/Moderator of the Year; Program of the Year; Community Service Award; Staff Person of the Year; Organization/Club of the Year; Student Leader of the Year; Student Life Award; SGA Member of the Year; Faculty Appreciation Award; and Support of Diversity Initiatives.
Nominations can be made by any member of the university community, and full descriptions of the award categories are available here.
View the online nomination form via this link on MySBU. Hard copy nomination forms are available in the Student Affairs Office, 203 Reilly Center. Nominations are due by Wednesday, March 16.
The awards will be presented at the Spring Honors and Awards Ceremony, slated for 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The annual ceremony will also celebrate SBU personnel marking employment anniversaries and recipients of the 2016 Faculty Awards (Professional Excellence in Research and Publication & Junior Faculty Award for Professional Excellence).
All members of the campus community are invited to attend. Following the ceremony, a reception with light hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be held in the atrium.
Visit SBU’s flickr site to see last year’s Doino Award recipients.
About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, we believe in the goodness of every person and in the ability of every person to do extraordinary things. St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them. Named the #5 best college value in the North by U.S. News and World Report, we are establishing pathways to internships, graduate schools and careers in the context of our renowned liberal arts tradition. Our students are becoming extraordinary.
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