“Over the last four years we have created a past that is unique and distinct to the community of St. Bonaventure University. The experiences we have shared have given us memories that will last a lifetime.”
- From Dan Patton’s 1995 Commencement Speech
“Throughout our years at St. Bonaventure we have been given a vision, to look into the future with an appreciation of the past.”
“Fr. Rich became a father figure to me during a scary time,” Patton said.
“To all of you who have touched, influenced and challenged us, you have given us so many gifts, and we thank you.”
For Fr. Rich, the scholarship bearing his name is an honor.
“To my fellow graduates, as we stand in the present poised to proceed into the future, let us not forget one another, this institution or the past we have shared. Good luck and may God bless you all.”
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