This Day in Bonaventure History
By Joe Pinter, News Editor, @JPinter93
October 23, 1929
Oct. 23, also known as “Mole Day” to science geeks, is more than just a number that coincides with a unit of measurement.
It is the day that Alexander Hickey, O.F.M passed away.
Hickey was born June 3, 1865 in Ireland. He came to St. Bonaventure as a student in 1889. He decided to stay for a while and was received into the order while finishing his novitiate at Bonaventure.
He taught English, Greek, arithmetic and geometry while he was studying to become a priest.
He was finally ordained in 1896. After a few years in Connecticut, he returned to Bonaventure in 1899. He would stay until his death in 1929.
He was highly regarded among faculty and the community during his time here. Today, every Bonaventure student says his name daily.