The Office of Marketing and Communications is located on the second floor of Francis Hall on the East End of campus. During the academic year, our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Individuals with 10 years of service and up were recognized, with those reaching 25 years of service and retirees receiving special recognition. Those who were recognized for 25 years of service are: Lynn Brown (Business Office), Dr. Joel Horowitz (Department of History), and Ann Hurlburt (Student Affairs).
Lynn Brown has spent all of her 25 years at St. Bonaventure working in the Business Office as a Business Office Assistant.
“Working in the Business Office has offered me a multitude of challenging opportunities to expand my business skills, but the best part of this journey has been the people — students, parents, administration, faculty, and staff — and forming special friendships.
“I have had the privilege of meeting and working with some genuinely special people over the years here at SBU. It is my hope, that in whatever capacity, our encounter has been a pleasant and memorable one. I know it has been for me,” said Brown.
Prior to joining the St. Bonaventure community, Brown worked at West State Hardware, a family-owned and -operated hardware business; as a clerk/cashier in an Allegany grocery store; and as a teacher’s aide at Allegany Central School.
Brown graduated from Olean Business Institute in 1989 and was the recipient of the Outstanding General Secretarial Award. She has attended various continuing education courses and workshops over the years as well as a St. Bonaventure online course.
A lifelong area resident, Brown lives in Olean with her husband of 11 years, Art, former Director of Maintenance at St. Bonaventure who retired in 1999.
Brown has a daughter, Lori (Lute) Funden, who earned accounting and MBA degrees at St. Bonaventure and is now a senior accountant at CUTCO Corp. Brown has three stepchildren — Dan, Lisa and Alison. She and her husband have seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A member of First Baptist Church of Olean for more than 40 years, Brown is active in the church choir and has served on various church committees. She is also a former Campfire leader.
Brown enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and their families, fishing with her husband (especially at Black Lake), and singing.
Joel Horowitz, Ph.D., professor of history, specializes in Argentine history and has received two Fulbright research appointments. A member of the Department of History faculty, his primary course load is upper-level courses on Latin America.
Promoted to full professor in 1999, Horowitz did his undergraduate work in history at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by his master’s and doctorate in history at the University of California, Berkeley.
He has received several SBU research fellowships and grants, and in 2001 received the Faculty Recognition Award for Professional Excellence in Research and Publishing.
Horowitz’s university service has included chair of the Department of History from 2002 to 2004 and coordinator of the International Studies program from 2007 to 2012, as well as participation in curriculum reform in the School of Arts and Sciences and the core curriculum.
Horowitz specializes in Argentine history, particularly the rise of labor unions. He has presented papers on unions, populism and Juan Perón at national and international conferences and published articles and chapters on populism, unions in Latin America, Argentine historiography, Argentine soccer and politics in various books and journals. In 1991, he received the Tibesar Prize, awarded by the Conference on Latin American History for the best article in The Americas.
Horowitz is the author of two books, “Argentina’s Radical Party and Popular Mobilization, 1916-1930,” published in 2008, and “Argentine Unions, the State and the Rise of Perón, 1930-1945,” published in 1990 and translated into Spanish in 2004.
He is working on a monograph examining the creation of membership organizations and politics in the interwar war period in Argentina.
Horowitz and his wife, Carol, live in Olean, and have two daughters, Sarah and Rachel.
Ann E. Hurlburt began working at St. Bonaventure in 1989 in the Admissions Office, inputting all of the admissions applications, creating pamphlets and handouts, and scheduling visits and tours for prospective students and their families.
In 1994, she was transferred to a position in the Student Life Division working in the Judicial Affairs Office.
In 1996, Hurlburt was named to her current position as executive administrative assistant to the vice provost for Student Life (now vice president for Student Affairs). Hurlburt coordinates a number of honors and awards selections for the Student Affairs division, including the Ideal Bonaventure Students, December Recognition Speaker, May Commencement Speaker, and the Fr. Joe Doino O.F.M. Honors and Awards.
Hurlburt lives in Hinsdale with her husband, Robin, a 36-year employee of the university who serves as the associate director of Facilities/Maintenance.
Their son, Jeremy, graduated in 2004 from St. Bonaventure with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication. Their daughter, Emily, earned a degree in digital media arts in 2006 from Canisius College and, in 2010, received her master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from St. Bonaventure.
Hurlburt is an avid supporter of St. Bonaventure’s women’s basketball team and is a former member of the Summer Golf League.
She is a member of St. Mary of the Angels Roman Catholic Church in Olean.
Other employees marking anniversary years include:
45 years of service: Dr. Steven Brown (Classical Languages) and Dr. Patrick Dooley (Philosophy)
40 years of service: Theresa Shaffer (Library)
35 years of service: Dr. Steven Andrianoff (Computer Science), Dr. Alva Cellini (Modern Languages), Janet Haggerty (School of Business), Dr. Thomas Schaeper (History)
30 years of service: Dr. Barry Gan (Philosophy), Dr. Theodore Georgian (Biology), Dr. Michael Russell (Marketing), Bernard Vossler (Cemetery), Dr. Craig Zuckerman (Education)
20 years of service: Romy Knittel (Biology), Alice Sayegh (International Studies), Dr. Robin Valeri (Psychology), Dr. Carol Wittmeyer (Management Sciences), Jerrold Wolf (Facilities/Maintenance)
15 years of service: Dan Donner (Technology Services), Darryn Fiske (Athletics), Dr. Diana Lawrence-Brown (Education), Brenda McGee (Finance and Administration), Steven Mest (Athletics), Laura Peterson (Visual and Performing Arts), Dr. Leigh Simone (Modern Languages), Dr. Christopher Stanley (Theology), Michael Threehouse (Athletics), Dr. Stephanie Vogel (Psychology), Philip Winger (Facilities/Maintenance & Housekeeping)
10 years of service: Brian Beckman (Facilities/Maintenance), Christopher Brown (First-Year Experience), Diane Frick (University Advancement), Dr. Rene Garrison (Education), Michael Kramer (University Advancement), Jess McFall (Facilities/Maintenance), Rhonda Monahan (Athletics), Lauren Newcome (Technology Services), Wayne Oonk (Technology Services), Jill Rohl-Lampack (Financial Aid), Colleen Sandburg (Purchasing), Robert Simpson (Richter Center), Jennifer Skroback (Quick Center for the Arts), John Stevens (Management Sciences), Lynn White (Admissions)
Retirees: Dr. Mary Adekson (Education), Paul Brockel (Athletics), Margaret Bryner (HEOP), Wendy Fleming (Financial Aid), Dr. Greg Gibbs (Education), Dr. Robert Harlan (Computer Science), Fr. Robert Karris, O.F.M. (Franciscan Institute), Clinton Pataye (Safety & Security), Fr. Allen Weber, O.F.M. (Education)
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