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Dr. Anthony Bannon Receives Gaudete Medal from St. Bonaventure University

Thursday, April 26, 2012

At the St. Bonaventure University Gaudete Medal and Awards Ceremony tonight in Rochester, Dr. Anthony Bannon, incoming executive director of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, is being honored with the Gaudete Medal from St. Bonaventure University.

St. Bonaventure’s Gaudete (gow-DAY-tay) Medal honors business and community leaders who exemplify the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi through their joy, hope, positive outlook on life, sincerely compassionate spirit and desire to serve humankind. Recipients of the Gaudete, which means “Rejoice!” in Latin, have inspired, encouraged and enlightened others through their personal and professional lives. It is the university's highest honor.

Dr. Bannon earned his undergraduate degree from St. Bonaventure.

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