Apr 22, 2022
A number of St. Bonaventure community members and organizations were recognized for their accomplishments and dedication to the university community during the 2022 Fr. Joe Doino O.F.M. and Student Life Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 20.
For a photo gallery of the award winners, click here.
FR. JOE DOINO, O.F.M., AWARDS
The following people are winners of Fr. Joe Doino, O.F.M., Awards, which honor individuals, programs and organizations that have made significant contributions to the university community during the past academic year:
Joel Rosencrance and Alice Miller Nation, The Fr. Bob Stewart, O.F.M., Awards, presented to the faculty or staff member(s) who voluntarily gave the most time and dedication to the organization he or she serves as adviser, moderator or chaplain. Joel was the Student Athlete Advisory Committee adviser; Alice oversees the Bona Buddies program.
Spectrum’s “Coming Out Day,” the Program or Event of the Year, presented in recognition of the best program or event held within the last year. Ayushi Jain, Ellie Weidner, Tanvi Paritala, Lillian Mikula and adviser Sean Conklin accepted the award.
Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Donald L. Korben Community Service Award, presented to the group/student who has gone “beyond the call of duty” in volunteering their service to the university and/or surrounding communities. Caroline Paterno (president), Cody Shimp (vice president) and Joel Rosencrance (adviser) accepted the award.
Margot Hickey, The Fr. Gervase White, O.F.M., Staff Person of the Year, presented to a St. Bonaventure employee who has gone out of his or her way, especially in aiding students and enhancing student life on campus.
Student Government Association, Organization/Club of the Year, presented to the organization that has demonstrated a commitment to St. Bonaventure University through its activities and has added to student life. Meghan Hall (president), Cody Shimp (VP), Alexa Shahine (treasurer) and Zayba Chauhdry (secretary) accepted the award.
Alexandra Rozanski and Michael LaRock, The Dennis R. DePerro Student Leaders of the Year, presented to the top leader of a campus organization who has shown exemplary leadership abilities in guiding his or her organization to success.
Del Rey Honeycutt and Zayba Chauhdry, The Terry Bickel Student Life Award, presented to the person(s) who have made the most substantial contribution to the area of student life.
Cody Shimp, Heather Lohr Student Government Association Member of the Year, an award for a Student Government Association member in honor of 1994 graduate Heather Lohr, a former management and academic delegate who died after an extended illness. Lohr brought renewed professionalism to her positions, in which she showed selflessness and a willingness to help.
David Kassnoff, The Leo E. Keenan Jr. Faculty Appreciation Award, presented to the faculty member who most exemplifies a genuine commitment to human betterment through the acquisition of knowledge; who is guided in his or her daily life by a deep sensitivity and gentle understanding of differences; and who reflects in his or her relationships with students an enduring optimism.
Dwight Coleman and Marisol Woods-Jones, The Margaret T. Bryner Award, given in recognition of positive actions by a group or individual(s) in support of diversity and multicultural initiatives on the St. Bonaventure campus.
UNIVERSITY MINISTRIES AWARDS
Lindsey Lytle, FCSC Student of the Year, presented to the student whose dedication and commitment most exemplifies the mission and ministry of the Franciscan Center for Social Concern.
Kelly Fitzgerald, Mt. Irenaeus Student of the Year, presented to the student whose dedication and commitment most exemplifies the mission and ministry of Mount Irenaeus.
Kurt Martone, San Damiano Student of the Year, presented to the student leader who gave the most time and dedication to support the mission, ministry and programming of the San Damiano Center for Pastoral & Liturgical Ministries.
MILITARY ALIGNED STUDENT PROGRAM AWARDS
Benjamin Allen, Service Leadership Award: Veteran, for exceptional performance while serving as a volunteer/student-veteran leader in the St. Bonaventure University Military Aligned Students Program.
James Rumschlag, Service Leadership Award: Student, for exceptional performance while serving as a volunteer/student leader in the St. Bonaventure University Military Aligned Students Program.
STUDENT AFFAIRS AWARDS
Madeleine Girard, RA Rookie of the Year Award, an individual award given to a first-year resident assistant who has demonstrated exceptional contributions to their residential community through program development, addressing student needs, and leadership through crisis response.
Marisol Woods-Jones, RA Senior Achievement Award, an individual award given to a graduating resident assistant with at least two or more years of service to Residence Life that has made exceptional contributions to their residential community through program development, addressing student needs, and leadership through crisis response, etc. This individual also actively supported peer staff through mentorship, guidance, and training of team members in both an individual and group dynamic. This is the highest honor a graduating resident assistant can achieve.
John Durr and Natalie Watkowski, The EMPOWER award, given to one or more students who demonstrate leadership and initiative in supporting the goals of EMPOWER, a student peer prevention educator group that aims to educate the campus community on sexual assault, dating, domestic violence and stalking.
2022 ST. BONAVENTURE VALUE AWARDS
The inaugural SBU Value Awards honor those students who best exemplify the university’s core values of compassion, wisdom and integrity.
Lucas Ishman, Compassion: Presented to the student who shares God’s unconditional love, particularly with those on the margins of society; the needs, the ignored, and the excluded.
Alexandra Beamish, Integrity: Presented in recognition of the student who accepts responsibility for their actions and whose relationships are based on respect for the dignity of others, honesty, and transparency.
Brianna Slingerland, Wisdom: Presented to the student who demonstrates that an education is transformative of the whole person, concerned not only with intellect, but also with the will, the heart, and the body.
2022 IDEAL BONAVENTURE STUDENTS
Annually selected are two graduating students and two runners-up who most exemplify the spirit of St. Bonaventure and the ideals of St. Francis through their demonstrated commitment to community service and academic excellence throughout their undergraduate time at Bona’s. This highest honor and treasured tradition celebrates the wonderful character of the St. Bonaventure graduate. (A detailed story on the honorees will be released on Commencement Sunday.)
Meghan Hall and Jack Steger, Ideal Bonaventure Students.
Zayba Chaudry and Sonal Mahindroo, Ideal Bonaventure Students (runners-up).
About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University is a community committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside the classroom, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. St. Bonaventure was named the #5 regional university value in the North in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 college rankings edition.