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“Leadership and service connect when someone is willing to take a stand when necessary.” Philip Kelly, D.A., Professor of English

Bonita Booker ’76M

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who said, “If you always tell the truth, you don’t have to remember what you said.” Teaching remains his favorite position at Gannon. “I hope I provide good service in both the classroom and with administrative work.” Kelly assumes he will be teaching for the rest of his time at Gannon but will most likely go wherever he is needed. Kelly also commented, “When I’m surrounded by strong, smart, and capable people, leadership comes easily. Dr. Garibaldi and Dick Sukitsch are two people I really admire as hard workers who provide an atmosphere of leadership.” On another part of the campus, Bonita Booker ’76M, Director of the Commonwealth Academic Achievement Program (CAAP), spends her days working for at-risk students who qualify for assistance from CAAP, and she advises Minority Cultures United, a student organization that strives to promote understanding and diversity through friendship and leadership. “My passion is my students,” Booker

said, “and really what I enjoy most about my job is the opportunity to work with students who have low self-esteem and low confidence in their ability to do college-level work, and to nurture them, mentor them, and watch them grow.” Her leadership in the program has reached more than 100 students per year during the past 32 years of her service.

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