February 2016 - Issue No. 17
Two St. Bon's Alumni Receive National Historic Designations
Lieutenant Colonel Padre Thomas Nangle C.F '1909 
Two St. Bonaventure's College Alumni are among 38 new National Historic Designations announced earlier this month.

Lieutenant Colonel Padre Thomas Nangle C.F '1909 and James Patrick Howley were named as people of historic significance to Canada.

James Patrick Howley  was a geologist and surveyor who documented the Bay du Nord river system deep in the interior of the Island. As well he recorded the known history of the Beothuck people, a work that still stands the test of time.

Howley graduated St. Bonaventure's College somewhere between 1856 and 1860, according to our resident historian Brother Darcy. If you have any further records on this please let us know. 

James Patrick Howley
World War 1 Chaplain Thomas Nangle was recognized for his efforts in creating the "Trail of the Caribou" a series of monuments at each of the five major battlefields where Newfoundlanders fought. He led the exhuming, identification and proper burial of hundreds of Newfoundland boys.

The St. John's native was born in 1889 and became the "padre" of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment after the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel.

After returning home, he was instrumental in erecting caribou monuments on sites where Newfoundlanders had fallen, and helped create of the National War Memorial in St. John's.

Those are two outstanding men from St. Bonaventure's College who are deserving of the recognition for their contributions to this country. 
Grab Your Skates and Hit the Ice!
Once again St. Bonaventure's College will be holding their annual alumni vs students hockey game as part of their Spirit Week activities. 

The game will take place on

 March 4th at 1pm 
Bussey Horwood Arena

If you are interested in playing please contact Jennifer as soon as possible to allow time for these Jerseys to be printed. 

Jennifer Cummings: Alumni Affairs & Development Officer
726-0024 ext 214

Renovations to Historic Building Begins 
If you have visited Mullock Hall in the past several months you may have noticed a fresh refinished front entranceway.  This is the first step in a multi-level project to renew and revitalize the front entryway and hallways of the building. 

St. Bonaventure's College is proud of it's heritage and not just the history of the school but in the historic building itself. Keeping it up to date is a large ongoing project that will continue as the available funds allow.

If you are interested in supporting this initiative you can donate below under "Greatest Need."

Charlotte Genest '15 Attends 
2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum

The ECOSOC Youth Forum took place  February  1-2 at the  UN Headquarters in New York.  Young leaders from all over the World discussed ways in which young people can play an active role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Our very own Charlotte Genest '15 was in attendance. 

The forum also addressed how the youth can best communicate on the Agenda, bringing on board the innovative use of social media and other communication tools.  It is a platform for youth to engage in dialogue with Member States and contribute to policy formulation on global economic, social and environmental issues.

Charlotte's full report on the event is online. Read it now. 

Alumni Profiles: Cyril Fox '48
There are not too many people that can say being a Rhodes Scholar runs in the family. But Cyril Fox joined the elite group of Scholars in 1952, 41 years after the same honour was given to his father's cousin John Edward Fox. 

Before becoming a Rhodes Scholar, Cyril attended St. Bon's from 1937 to 1948. While here he excelled in dramatics, oratoricals, debates and the glee club. With such love for the written and spoken word it is no surprise that Cy spent more than 50 years in journalism.

After leaving St. Bon's he spent a year at MUN before transferring to St. Francis Xavier University and obtaining a BA in History. He then attended Merton College at Oxford studying law for two years but after an illness forced him to take time off from his studies he realized journalism was his passion and he enrolled in Columbia where he obtained his MA in modern art in 1959. 

He then started a career working for the Associated Press, Canadian Press and Reuthers. His work has brought him to New Jersey, Montreal, London, Cyprus, Northern Ireland, Paris, Brussels and more. 

During his 50 years as a Reuters and Associated Press journalist, Cy amassed a vast collection of works by English painter and writer Wyndham Lewis and other 20th century non-conformist artists. Cy donated his  impressive collection  to the University of Victoria libraries  Special Collections  in 2006-07.

Then in 2009 Cy released a book of his own "New World, Old World : Bridging the North Atlantic. "

Cy came back to visit his Alma Mater last year and has set up an award for a grade 12 graduating student in his father's name. 
Alumni Inducted into the Mount Pearl Sports Hall of Fame

Pat O'Keefe '60 began coaching hockey in 1975 with the Mary Queen of the World hockey team and an Atom house league team. From there, he continued on to coach numerous All-Star teams for 11 years. Throughout this period he also served as Vice-President of the Mount Pearl Minor Hockey Association for three years and then was elected President. He remained President u ntil 1986.

Pat was also the Newfoundland representative at the Atlantic U- 17 Hockey Camp Programs and operated the NAHA Coaches certification program for the Avalon Region for three years.

Pat was inducted into the Mount Pearl Sports Hall of Fame, along with is son Patrick O'Keefe Jr., on Feb 20th, 2016

Look Who Stopped By

A big thank you to several Alumni that stopped by last week to volunteer to judge our Annual Science Fair. 

Pictured from left to right: Michael Farrel '12,  Kathleen Prior '14, Sarah Mallay '14,  Carol Fernadez '14. Missing is Amy Hand '15

The Annual Science Fair is a great showcase of our students talent and skills and we thank all those who helped pull off such a spectacular  day. 

If you are interested in helping with this event in 2017, please let us know. 
             Alumni Announcements                     

We regret to inform you of the passing of the following alumni:

Father Aidan Devine '59
- died January 21, 2016


Anna Westin '06 has released her debut album "Norden",  using the resonance of Celtic/Scandinavian sound to tell a story of awakening and belonging.
You can hear Anna's music here   http://www.anna-music.org/

Congrats to Rhiannon Tracey '10 on being accepted to MUN Medical School. 

Congrats to M aria Carroll '14 for being named Mount St. Vincent Mystics Boston Pizza Athlete of the Week. Maria plays guard in Woman's Basketball at Mount St. Vincent University.

Seeking  Sports Day Volunteers

On June 1st,  St. Bonaventure's College will once again hold the traditional style Sport's Day. We are looking for volunteers to help us on the day of this event from 11 to 3. If you are interested please contact Jennifer at 726-0024 ext 214 or jcummings@stbons.ca

Upcoming Events

Alumni Social:
Join us on the first Friday of every month at the Duke of Duckworth. Drop by between 4:30 and 6:30 and catch up with some fellow classmates. 


If you have any announcements or news to add to our newsletter, such as deaths, marriages, births, awards, career news and more, please email Jennifer at jcummings@stbons.ca 
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