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Breaking through barriers


Senior Deandre (Dre) Allen is determined to push beyond all barriers to reach his definition of success.

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Seeking every opportunity


Beyond being a full-time student and athlete, Griffin Witte is getting all he can out of his experience at St. Bonaventure University.

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Launching a career


Senior computer science and cybersecurity double major Emma Stoeckle has landed a job at Ford Motor Company following early graduation this December.

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A bright future


Working hard and remaining focused on her goals is how senior journalism major Karolina Dombaxi maintains her high output.

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Dr. Paula Scraba, O.S.F., champions others


For Dr. Paula Scraba, O.S.F., an associate professor of physical education, championing others is a way of life.

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Maydonovitch siblings fund research


Having enjoyed rewarding careers after graduating from Bona's, siblings Corinne and Daniel Maydonovitch are now establishing a chemistry research fellowship.

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Cassidey Kavathas & Bona's


"I like to consider my path to Bona's unique," said Cassidey Kavathas, who was embraced by the community long before she applied.

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Jack Steger & Bona's


You'll have to move fast to keep up with senior Jack Steger. This marketing and management double major with a sports management minor makes every moment count at Bona's.

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Jamie Peace: A strong Bona/Friar bond


Jamie Peace discovered SBU and the friars when he was just a boy. “Now,” he says, “my family is very much a Bona friar family."

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Kathy Boser nourishes family atmosphere


Jandoli's Kathy Boser has nourished a family atmosphere for more than 36 years. To many she is the embodiment of the Bona's values.

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Revealing the divine through art


Master iconographer Br. Robert Lentz, O.F.M., is a retired friar living at the St. Bonaventure Friary. His innovative icons are known worldwide.

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Bona's: Worth It


“Being able to study at St. Bonaventure is worth everything,” said senior journalism major Jeremy Castro. He values the good friends and great teachers he has found here.

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Standing out at Bona's


If MBA candidate Mary Welch had to pick one word to describe her time at Bona’s, growth would be it. "Growth has been the highlight of my time at Bonaventure," she said.

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Finding Purpose at Bona's


Connections and relationships. These are what matter most in life, says Clinton Afful, a senior public health major at St. Bonaventure.

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Saying yes to opportunity


Taylore Lunger, a graduate student in the 4+1 MBA in Professional Accountancy program, learned to step out of her comfort zone at Bona's.

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A dream come true


If there’s anything Jennifer Landow lives by, it’s that it’s never too late. The 46-year-old graduated in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education.

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A will to lead


Norb Bennett, Class of 1962, hopes Bona students “carry forward the values of St. Bonaventure and maintain a lifelong, active role with the university and with their classmates.”

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Enjoying a non-traditional education at Bona's


Mother of seven, substitute teacher and full-time student LaDonna Freundschuh knows the meaning of the word busy.

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Teaching: A chance to change the world


For Logan Abplanalp, the Inclusive Special Education Master’s Program has opened doors for him in the ever-changing field of education.

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Bona's strong bonds matter


MBA candidate Rebekah Liszewski credits the strong #BonaFamily bonds for helping her realize her full potential.

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Shining bright in familiar Bona territory


“Do your work, get educated and have fun.” These are the tenets of senior cybersecurity major Adam Irwin who is on track to graduate early.

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Finding her place


For senior Priscilla Contreras, it feels like “just yesterday” that she arrived at Bona’s from the Bronx as an undeclared major with no connection to campus.

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Cheering at Bona's


Cheering has been a lifelong sport for Bradford alumna Brianna Goodell, who has been enjoying the sport since the age of four.

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Sharing knowledge


The Center for Attention, Learning & Memory dispels learning myths and offers student research opportunities.

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A legacy of possibility


The Hagstrom family is honoring their mother's “legacy of possibility” with a scholarship. Rising junior Hunter Ehrenberg is a recipient this semester.

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Instrumentation suite gives students an edge


Bona students gain hands-on, employable skills while conducting high-quality research—all thanks to a modern instrumentation lab.

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The Road Taken


As he looks back at a successful & rewarding career, Terry Morgan, '68, knows he took the right path in choosing to attend St. Bonaventure.

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Investing in the future


After a successful career as an executive on Wall Street and early retirement in his fifties, John Deignan, '65, has since spent his time paying it forward.

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Empowered by Bona's


Jessie Briggs Joyce, Ph.D., points to her time at St. Bonaventure as a key ingredient in her success.

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