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)
Dec 01, 2019 | Cameron Hurst knows the power of a good story. That’s why the St. Bonaventure University senior journalism and music double major from Jamestown, New York, is eager to share the stories of helping and healing found within the many programs of the Franciscan Center for Social Concern (FCSC).
Nov 26, 2019 | During the first 23 years of his life as an alumnus of St. Bonaventure University, Mark Schmitt didn’t have to worry about being mistaken: He was the only person associated with the university to have that name.
Nov 25, 2019 | For Paul Nana Afful, a lifetime of generous acts has paved the way to a passion for helping others. “My whole life has been filled with people I’ve never even met helping me out. Now I want to do the same,” Afful said.
Nov 21, 2019 | For Maggie Finley, the best part of being a Bona Buddy mentor is the chance to be a positive influence in someone’s life.
Nov 15, 2019 | The Franciscan Center for Social Concern (FCSC) at St. Bonaventure University kicks off its second annual #GivingTuesdayatBonas fundraising initiative on Dec. 3.