Bonnie Fredenburg earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education (social studies) from Daemen College (then Rosary Hill) in 1964. In her senior year, she served as chairman of the Student Fundraising Carnival, which raised $5,000 for the college.
After working as a teacher, Fredenburg went on to a successful 35-year career with the Scholastic children’s publishing company, where she was a manager in New York State and worked in the areas of magazines, book clubs and software programs. She received Scholastic’s Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of her exceptional work with the company. After retiring, she served as a consultant for Scholastic and is currently working with C8Sciences/Activate, a program for ADHD developed by Yale University School of Medicine.
“Helping students and teachers be successful has been very rewarding to me throughout my career,” she said.
Fredenburg and her husband, Ron, will celebrate their 50th anniversary in November, and have two children and five grandchildren. Residents of the Buffalo area, they enjoy spending summers in the Finger Lakes.
Remaining connected to Daemen, Fredenburg collaborated with trustee Caroline Buerk ’59 to establish the college’s Legacy Scholarship Fund, which is available to incoming students who are a spouse, child, grandchild, great-grandchild, niece or nephew of a graduate of Rosary Hill/Daemen College.
“Support for the Legacy Fund is needed so it may grow and benefit the families of our Rosary Hill and Daemen graduates,” said Fredenburg.
To make a gift to the fund, go to daemen.edu/about/give-daemen.