News & Notes – March 27

— Randy Zimpfer, Hilbert MS in Criminal Justice Administration graduate and current Hilbert adjunct, recently received a commendation letter from the U.S. Department of Justice and Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.  He was recognized for his role in providing expert testimony for a federal prosecution in matter of United States v. Ronald Herron (Criminal Docket No. 10-615 (S-6) (NCG)), which subsequently led to a conviction for racketeering, murder in-aid-of racketeering, attempted murder, narcotics trafficking, and more.

— Hilbert MPA grad, Karl Bukowiecki, elected as Trustee in the Village of Depew.


New Blog Post — From the Hilbert College Wellness Center – Tips on Losing Weight for the Warmer Months |

Hilbert in the News
The Buffalo News — Hilbert, St. Bonaventure won’t merge after all – Click here>>>

The Buffalo News — St. Bonaventure and Hilbert officials say talks made us better stewards – Click here>>>

Buffalo Business First — As alliance talks conclude, @HilbertCollege & @StBonaventure facing serious challenges

Inside Higher Ed — After 18 months of talks, @StBonaventure and @HilbertCollege decide not to merge:

Olean Times Herald — Study pioneered between @StBonaventure and @HilbertCollege to serve as a benchmark for emerging #highereducation trends, they say.  Click here>>>

WNY Catholic — @StBonaventure University, @HilbertCollege end merger discussions, will continue to collaborate




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All Honors Societies Induction Ceremony Invitation


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San Damiano Nominations

Hilbert College will be hosting the 10th annual San Damiano Awards Reception as part of the Classic Evening event on Friday, October 2nd at 5:30pm during True Blue Weekend festivities.

We need your help! Please find the attached PDF which contains a brief description of each award that will be given out along with a list of past recipients and current nomination forms. I ask that you please nominate a candidate for each award and send back to me either via email or drop it in my mailbox by April 5th!

2015 San Damiano Nomination Packet

You can also obtain all this information online:

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Fish Fry TONIGHT – Campus Center


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Commencement Events – Please Return Form

Click here for the form — Commencement Events

Please take a minute to help us plan by completing the bottom portion (of the above PDF) and emailing it to Eileen Stack by following the instructions below.

Once you have completed your form:

·        Go to  the top left of the page and select file
·        Select Send file
·        In the pop-up box select Default email application (Microsoft Office)
·        Select continue
·        Return form to Eileen at

Or you can just print it out and return it to my mailbox if that’s easier.

Thanks for your assistance.

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Franciscan Charism Program – April 18


And those seen dancing

were thought insane

by those who could not hear the music.


A Program addressing the Prophetic Originality of the Franciscan Charism


April 18, 2015


One day, the form of life of St. Francis will become the universal form of the Church.

The simplex et idiota will triumph over the greatest scholars. The church in

the final age will breathe the spirit of his spirit.

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, August 15, 1969

The Bardi Dossal of St. Francis in Santa Croce, Florence, painted around 1245 is witness to the alternative vision of Francis for his church and society. Through the lens of this significant story in Art, together with Francis’ little known Salutation of the Virtues, the “blueprint for repairing God’s house,” Kathleen has designed a program that addresses the “sea changes” happening in these times toward the retrieval of the Franciscan theological tradition. This is a program rich in content, resources, exchange and new hope.

We are now at the point where we must either articulate the

intellectual inheritance by updating it into new forms of

life, thought and communication; or,

we will lose it – and with it – ourselves


Joseph Chinnici OFM – WTU Symposium 2001

9:00am-4:00pm                                       Immaculate Conception Convent

Offering: $10.00                                     5229 South Park Avenue

Please bring your own lunch                     Hamburg, NY 14075

Beverages will be provided                       Call 716-649-1205


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Children’s Easter Celebration Planned at Hilbert

EasterHAMBURG, N.Y. – A chance to visit with the Easter Bunny and various Easter-inspired activities are planned for a children’s party on Sunday, March 29 at 2-4 p.m. in Hilbert College’s Hafner Recreation Center.

The afternoon celebration will include arts & crafts and photos with the Easter Bunny also will be provided.

The party, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Hilbert Student Government Association, various student clubs, and Student Activities.

For more information, contact Tommy Vane, director of student activities, at 926-8932 or e-mail

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Lenten Message – March 27

Prepared by Fr. Greg Jakubowicz
  • In his Lenten message for 2015, Pope Francis shares that “Indifference to our neighbor and to God also represents a real temptation for us Christians. Each year during Lent we need to hear once more the voice of the prophets who cry out and trouble our conscience.”

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Athletics Update – March 27

2015_inviteAthletics Award Reception

HAMBURG, N.Y. – The Hilbert College Athletics Department invites Hawk athletes, family members and fans to attend the Monday, April 27 Athletics Award Reception.

Each head coaches will present their team’s Most Valueable Player, Coaches and Most Improved Player awards prior to the introduction of this year’s pretigious McGrath Acadmic Award winners. All guests are invited to attend the Swan Auditorium ceremony which will begin at 6:30 pm.

Light refreshmants will be served before and after the presentations and no RSVPs are required.


WLAX – Hilbert’s Big Second Half Not Enough at All High

MLAX – Big Third Quarter By Brockport Hurt Hawks

Hawks Softball Fall Twice In AMCC Play

Volleyball Falls to Two Top Ten Programs

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Athletics Update – March 20

USTFCCCA Division III 2014 All-Academic list

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released their 2014 All-Academic teams and Hilbert College’s Kylie Reinholz earned a spot on the Division III roster.

Reinholz, 14 Reinholz, in only her second season of collegiate competition, captured the 2014 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference women’s 6K championship race (24:21) and became the first athlete at Hilbert College to claim an AMCC championship.   She then continued her racing season at the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional in Newville, Pa and placed 78th in a field of 370.   Reinholz was named the AMCC women’s Runner of the Year as she set personal-best race times every weekend.

The junior from Orchard Park will graduate in May 2016 with a degree in Forensic Science/Crime Scene Investigation.  She currently carries a 3.96 gpa and has been an AMCC Academic All-Conference member since she arrived at Hilbert in the start of her sophomore year.  She will be inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National Student-Athlete Honor Society in April 2015 joining other student-athletes from Hilbert College who maintained a 3.30 cumulative gpa through their third academic year.

The USTFCCCA honors Division I, II and III student-athletes who maintain high academic as well as athletic standards during their season of competition.  326 women and 247 men in Division III earned USTFCCCA 2014 All-Academic honors.

Division III student-athletes are required to carry a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (out of 4.0) through the end of the fall semester of competition.  Also, the student-athlete must place in the top 25% of finishers within their respective NCAA Division III Regional Championship.

National champions Amy Regan (4.0 Engineering Management) and Grant Wintheiser (3.98 Biology) added Division III Scholar Athlete of the Year awards to the other titles they captured in 2014.

Carroccia Named AMCC Performer of the Week
MVB: SUNY Poly Picks up win as Hilbert falls in three
Hawks Baseball closed out spring training against St. Scholastica
Men’s Lacrosse Picks up 14-7 win in North Carolina
Softball Wins Second game during Spring Training

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