Alumni Events & News
Welcome, Bonnies, to your headquarters for alumni events and activities, as well as news for and about our Bona family.
Here you'll find information about upcoming events planned by alumni chapters across the country; scheduled visits to chapter cities by Office of Alumni Services representatives, including the popular Mountain on the Road series with Fr. Dan Riley, O.F.M.; as well as the latest news for and about our vast Bona family.
Due to restrictions in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and out of concern for the safety and well-being of all, no in-person alumni events are being scheduled on or off campus at this time. We continue to explore holding virtual events, such as the Oct. 21 Bona Trivia event held on Zoom. (See Past Events below to view a recording of that event.) Individual alumni chapters continue to plan and host small gatherings, as permitted and warranted in light of the pandemic.
Virtual Beer Tasting & Brewery Tour
Take a break and join Bona alumni, parents and friends for an interactive virtual beer tasting and brewery tour led by John Urlaub, '81, founder of Rohrbach Brewing Company. Urlaub will take you behind the scenes of the brewery's operations and guide you through a tasting session. To register for this event, click here
Warming House Volunteer Days
The Warming House is seeking alumni volunteers to help distribute meals to our neighbors while the students are on break for winter recess. This is a socially-distanced volunteer opportunity including meal prep, cooking, serving meals, cleaning up and dishwashing.
Gloves will be provided, but please bring your own face mask. Dress comfortably in jeans and sneakers. Up to six volunteers are needed for a 1:45 to 5 p.m. shift on the following dates: December 4, 6, 11 and 13, 2020.
Select a volunteer day and register here
Bona Trivia 2020: Oct. 21, 2020
If you missed our first-ever virtual trivia night, presented on Zoom, it's AVAILABLE HERE. (You will need this passcode: s*$MF0!c)
Nov 23, 2020 | As the spread of COVID-19 continues and some area families struggle to put food on the table, St. Bonaventure University’s Warming House is there to help.
Nov 20, 2020 | Each week, a group of St. Bonaventure University students visit Cattaraugus County’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a place many abandoned or relinquished animals call home. At the shelter, the students walk dogs, play with cats and help clean animal cages, among other things.
Nov 18, 2020 | With seven children, a husband, a job, and a full-time class load, LaDonna Freundschuh, a senior childhood education major at St. Bonaventure University, packs a lot into every day.
Nov 16, 2020 | Twenty-four hours. That’s the amount of time in which the Franciscan Center for Social Concern (FCSC) at St. Bonaventure University will host #GivingTuesdayatBonas, an online fundraising event with a goal of $40,000 on Dec. 1.
Nov 12, 2020 | Logan Abplanalp has had stops in North Carolina and Rochester, New York, throughout his teaching career since graduating from St. Bonaventure University in 2007.