St. Bonaventure University

Alumni Engagement, Events & News


Welcome, Bonnies, to the Office of Alumni Engagement, 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


Upcoming Events

  • Dr. Jeff Peterson Memorial Golf Outing

    Join us to remember Dr. Peterson and support Students in Money Management (SIMM) through a Golf Outing at St. Bonaventure University Golf Course. The cost is $125 per person and includes greens fee, cart, lunch and dinner in the Doyle Hall Conference Center on campus. 

    Register here


  • The campaign for A Bolder Bonaventure Tour Stop: Buffalo, NY

    Join us as we celebrate the beginning of Dr. Gingerich's tenure as president and launch the Campaign for A Bolder Bonaventure, the largest fundraising campaign in the university's history. The reception for Buffalo-area alumni and friends will be held at Highmark Stadium in the Dunn Tire Club. 

    Register here


  • Twin Cities Alumni & Friends Gathering

    Join alumni & friends in the Twin Cities for a gathering at The Lexington, 1096 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN, 55105. Michael Hickey, '84, St. Bonaventure Board of Trustees Chair, will provide a brief university update.

    Register here



Past Virtual Events

Alumni & Friends Town Hall: May 26, 2021

View the virtual Town Hall hosted by Dr. Joe Zimmer, acting president, and Bob Van Wicklin, vice president for advancement, to hear the latest campus news and updates. (You will need this passcode: LEr%N367)


History Happy Hour: May 4, 2021
Mark Twain: The Roughin' It Years
Host: Jim Maurer, '77  

In April 1861, 25-year-old Sam Clemens (alias Twain) was “livin’ large” in New Orleans and working his dream job as a riverboat pilot. And then, in the blink of an eye, his life changed forever. With the outbreak of the Civil War, the Mississippi River closed to commerce. Sam lost his lucrative career, and, being somewhat faint-hearted, feared that if he stayed in New Orleans he would be coerced to join either the Union or Confederate Navy. What to do? Watch Jim's virtual talk to learn about Sam’s next five years including his experiences in the wild west, run-ins with outlaws, his get-rich-quick schemes, and how he accidentally became the most famous man in America. (You will need this passcode: bk!?Z1qz )

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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