St. Bonaventure University

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. 


Alumni Events


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.


Upcoming Events

  • Alumni & Friends Town Hall

    Join us virtually for an Alumni & Friends Town Hall. Dr. Joe Zimmer, acting president, and Bob Van Wicklin, vice president for university advancement, will share the latest campus news including: 

    • new academic programs
    • campus improvement projects
    • plans for the fall semester
    • the search process for a new university president 

    Attendees will be provided the opportunity to ask questions.

    Register here


  • Robert Peraza Memorial Golf Outing

    Save the date! The friends of Rob Peraza will be hosting the 20th annual Gringo Open at Dunwoodie Golf Course in Yonkers, New York. This is a fundraising event to send young men to St. Bonaventure on a rugby scholarship. Full details to be announced soon.

    Get more information or make a gift to the Rob Peraza Annual Scholarship here

     



Past Events

Leaving a Legacy through Planned Giving: April 14, 2021
 

An informal discussion with Bob Keenan, ‘74, associate director of planned giving, and Joe Flanagan, ’74, director of alumni services. Bob walks through some of the basic steps we all need to be aware of when creating or updating our estate plan. (You will need this passcode: BDP0^A1k)


Bonnies Basketball Trivia Night: March 17, 2021
 

Test your Bonnies knowledge during this fun and informal virtual trivia night covering a wide range of men's basketball facts. Tom Missel, chief communications officer at SBU, and Mike Vaccaro, '89, lead sports columnist at the New York Post, served as co-hosts sharing the answers and fun facts. (You will need this passcode: Bonnie$#1)


School of Health Professions Update: Feb. 23, 2021
 

Founding Dean Douglas Pisano, Ph.D. provided a preview of the major exterior and interior renovations to Francis Hall, including new classrooms, high-tech laboratories, and offices for the School of Health Professions. (You will need this passcode: %giFf*j8)


History Happy Hour: Feb. 4, 2021

Grant's Last Battle: The Story Behind The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
Host: Chris Mackowski, Ph.D.

Facing financial ruin and struggling against terminal throat cancer, Ulysses S. Grant fought his last battle to preserve the meaning of the American Civil War. His war of words, The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, would cement his place as not only one of America's greatest heroes but also as one of its most sublime literary voices. View Chris's virtual talk based on his book Grant's Last Battle: The Story Behind the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, published by Savas Beatie. (You will need this passcode: PPfR81Z$ )


Virtual Beer Tasting & Brewery Tour: Dec. 3, 2020

Enjoy a happy hour at home by viewing the virtual beer tasting and brewery tour led by John Rohrbach, '81, founder of Rohrbach Brewing Company(You will need this passcode: v12!0+KV)



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)



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