On The Hill
St. Bonaventure's College Alumni Newsletter
June, 2015 - Issue No. 9

Call For Nominations

St. Bonaventure's College

2015 Alumnus of the Year & Magis Award for Young Alumni

Nominations are being sought for the Alumnus of the Year and the Magis Award for Young Alumni for St. Bonaventure's College.


The recipient of the Alumnus of the Year Award must be a well-rounded person who is intellectually competent, is open to growth, has achieved professional success and is committed to generous service to others.


The Magis Award honours a young alumnus with a record of extraordinary professional, community or academic achievement. Recipients of the award will be 30 years of age or younger as of the close of nominations for the Awards.


Nomination forms are available below.


For further information or to submit a nomination(s) by post or email to:


Ms. Jennifer Cummings
Alumni Affairs Office, 
St. Bonaventure's College
2A Bonaventure Ave., 
St. John's, NL A1C 6B3


The deadline for nominations is  FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015



First Annual Alumni Reunion A Success!

St. Bonaventure's College held the very first Alumni Reunion on May 1-2. 

More than 50 alumni gathered in the Aula Maxima for the Friday night social and 30 came together for the special Mass the next day in the school's chapel. 

It was great to see alumni from last year's grads going all the way back to the 1940's  networking and socializing together!  
Next year's Alumni Reunion will be held May 6-7. 
See you there!
Alumnus Launches Debut Album, Help Me Believe
Alumni Corey Pike
From the time he held his first guitar at age 8, a Christmas gift from his father, Corey Pike' 96 fell in love with music. 

His love of music was further nurtured during his days as a St. Bonaventure's College student spending his spare time as a member of the school choir.  He credits choir director Susan O'Brien as a huge influence on his musical career by pushing his vocal limits at a young age. 

Corey has shared the stage with many well-known Canadian artist including Sam Roberts, Ron Hynes, Sean McCann, Choclair and more, both as a solo act and with the band Lovemotor.

After working with Comfort Cove Studios and spending nearly 500 hours in the recording studio Corey has released his first solo album,  Help Me Believe. 

Corey will launch his album with a special event at St. Bon's on June 27 at 7pm. This event is all ages-no alcohol. Tickets are $17.50 and can be ordered through Corey by emailing him at  pikecorey@yahoo.ca.

2015 Tribute Dinner Honours Dr. Bautista


On May 14 we held the 2nd Annual Ignatian Spirit Award Tribute Dinner to honour this year's recipient, Dr. Michael Bautista.


Based on our early calculations we anticipate the event to net approx. $38,000 for the Bursary Program. 


We would like to thank all of the attendees, sponsors and donors for helping raise a near record amount for this event.

If you are interested in supporting the Bursary Program contact Jennifer at

 jcummings@stbons.ca or 

726-0024 ext 214. 

St. Bon's Alumnus Takes  Humanitarian  Trip to Haiti
Michael O'Keefe '13 recently returned from a humanitarian building trip to Haiti with the Live Different organization. 

Live Different gives volunteers from across Canada the opportunity to make a difference in the developing world as they build houses, schools, and complete other much needed projects.

Michael took a break from his hard work to snap a photo with a few local children. 

Michael has said it was an amazing experience that was very eye opening. He enjoyed his time volunteering and hopes to be able to do it again in the future. 

To read Michael's story in his own words, please click here
    Alumni Announcements                2nd Annual St. Bon's Cup
Golf Tournament
We regret to inform you of the passing of the following alumni:

-William Griffin '50 in his 80th year.

-Mother of Alumnus Brian Kennedy '67, Monica Kennedy, in her 99th year. 


-Congratulations to Alumnus Robert Furlong '57 on his recent marriage. 



- Bernard J. (Tanny) Collins '62 - former President of PF Collins International Trade Solutions was inducted to the  Junior Achievement of Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame. 

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 

June 18th, 2015
Glendenning Golf
Registration at 1pm
Dinner served following tournament. 

The following Packages are available for teams of four:

Hole-in-One Package: $900 Full Privileges, hole signage, table advertising 

Eagle Package: $700 (with carts) 

Birdie Package: $500 (without carts) 
(Open to everyone, bring a friend!)

Sponsorship packages also available. For more information contact Jennifer Cummings
Alumni Affairs & Development Officer
709-726-0024 ext 214 
Where Are They Now?
Mullock Hall and Holland Hall Student Councils- 2001
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