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Friday, April 6, 2018
6 p.m. Reception | 7 p.m. Dinner
Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts


Join University President William P. Leahy, S.J., representatives from the Board of Trustees, and members of the Alumni Association Board for an evening of celebration on April 6 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

Together, we will commemorate another outstanding year on the Heights and celebrate the spirit of service that is Boston College by honoring eight distinguished "men and women for others."

Event registration will open and award recipients will be announced at the beginning of March.


2017 Distinguished Volunteer Award Recipients

Thomas Joseph "T.J." Maloney '75, P'09 '16

T. J. Maloney '75, P'09, '16

T.J. Maloney '75, P'09, '16 is the chairman and CEO of Lincolnshire Management, which he joined in 1993. Prior to joining Lincolnshire, T.J. practiced mergers and acquisitions and securities law in New York and worked for his family businesses. The Maloney family's commitment to BC has spanned three generations, and T.J. has helped continue their legacy of service. He was named to the BC Board of Trustees in 2009, serving on the finance and audit committee. Read more

Jim Cleary '50, H'93, was founder of the Fides and President's Circle annual giving societies. He was co-chair of the University's first truly ambitious capital campaign, which began in 1988 and well exceeded its goal. Jim was also the creator of our highly successful Pops on the Heights program. His ideas and energy propelled Boston College’s development program to a new level of achievement. Accordingly, this special award is presented to University Advancement volunteers who have distinguished themselves as masters by providing ideas, energy, and leadership.

Michael S. Rawlings '76, P'11

Michael S. Rawlings '76, P'11

Mike Rawlings '76, P'11 came to Dallas in 1976 with a couple hundred dollars in his pocket and plans to work as a radio reporter. He didn’t think he’d stay long. But over the next four decades, Rawlings proved that Dallas is truly a city of opportunity. The Borger, Texas, native worked his way up from an entry- level position at TracyLocke, then the largest advertising agency in the South, to become the CEO. Later, he took the helm of the world’s largest pizza company, Pizza Hut, and grew it to record sales. Read more

The highest honor bestowed by the Alumni Association, this award was created in 1936 in honor of its first recipient, William V. McKenney 1915. The award recognizes a Boston College graduate whose outstanding service to a chosen profession, community, or cause reflects honor on the University.

Patricia A. Moores ’85, P’20

Patricia A. Moores '85, P'20

Patti Moores '85, P'20, double majored at BC in English and economics, graduating magna cum laude. She was inducted into the Order of the Cross and Crown and Phi Beta Kappa. She attended St. John's University School of Law, where she was a St. Thomas More Scholar. After earning her law degree, Patti entered private practice in New York City. As an an aviation defense litigator for almost 18 years, she specialized in the defense of aircraft manufacturers, pilots, and other aviation entities in litigation throughout the U.S. Read more

The Curley Award honors an outstanding volunteer who has committed both time and resources to advance the efforts of Boston College and especially the Athletic Department. The award is named for BC Varsity Club Hall of Fame member John P. Curley, who is widely acknowledged as having brought BC athletics into the modern era.

Patricia ’81, MA’83, and Brian Cummins ’82, P’08, ’11

Patricia A. Foley Cummins '81, MA'83, and Brian J. Cummins '82, P'08, '11

Brian Cummins '82, a Belmont, Mass. native, met Patty Foley during a daily Mass at St. Mary's Hall in 1978. Brian earned an Army ROTC scholarship and upon graduation was commissioned as a second lieutenant, starting a military career that would span over two decades. Brian's career took him, Patty, and their five children, to Korea, England, and many places in the U.S. Brian retired from active duty in 2003 to work for Northrop Grumman Aerospace as a systems engineer but was recalled to active duty to support the Iraq surge in 2007–2008 as a military advisor to Iraqi forces conducting counter-insurgency operations. In May 2008, he returned home and resumed his second career at Northrop. Read more

Named after John J. Griffin, Sr., '35, H'72, who was one of the University's most dedicated contributors, this award recognizes the crucial role that volunteers play in Alumni Association programming, which is a cornerstone of the University's advancement efforts. The Griffin Alumni Association Award is presented to an outstanding volunteer whose meritorious service on behalf of Boston College contributed to the advancement of the academic mission of higher education in the Jesuit tradition at the grassroots level of the alumni organization.

Arivee N. Vargas Rozier-Byrd ’05, JD’08

Arivee Vargas Rozier-Byrd '05, JD'08

Arivee Vargas Rozier-Byrd '05, JD'08, is entering her second year as a member of Boston College's AHANA Alumni Advisory Council, serving on the Professional Advancement & Mentoring Subcommittee. Arivee has served on behalf of the AAAC by participating in the Endeavor program and attending Legacy of Leadership events. She is also the 2014 John A. Dinneen, S.J., Hispanic Alumni Community Service Award recipient and remains invested in the Boston College Hispanic/Latino student and alumni communities. Read more

A benevolent donor and a remarkable volunteer who inspired countless alumni to become engaged in the life of Boston College, Philip J. Callan, Sr., '25 devoted himself not only to volunteer service, but also to the enlistment of others so that the base of Boston College volunteers could grow. In 1977, in recognition of his extraordinary commitment to Boston College, Mr. Callan was posthumously awarded the William V. McKenney Award for bestowing honor and glory on his alma mater.

Kathleen R. Ewell '16

Kathleen R. Ewell '16

Katie Ewell '16 works in Beacon Hill as a recruiter with Beacon Hill Technologies, where she matches talented people with exceptional opportunities. In her time at BC, the New Jersey native was involved with Women in Business, the women's rowing team, and the Student Admission Program, and her passion for on-campus extracurricular activities was the catalyst for her involvement in Senior Class Gift. Read more

Taylor J. Zografakis ’16

Taylor J. Zografakis '16

Taylor Zografakis '16, a New York native, is a FIG investment banker specializing in the financial technology and insurance industries and cofounder of, an online platform that supports up-and-coming designers from around the world. Zografakis graduated summa cum laude from the Carroll School of Management, where he concentrated in finance and accounting information systems and was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma and Alpha Sigma Nu honor societies. Read more

A dedicated volunteer, James F. Stanton '42 worked with the students of Boston College in the 1960s to establish the first Senior Class Gift program, with the goal of inspiring lifelong giving to Boston College. In recognition of his efforts, Mr. Stanton earned the William V. McKenney Award as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 1963, and he received the Presidential Bicentennial Award "Râle Medal" in 1976. The Stanton Award is presented to a past member of the Senior Class Gift Committee in recognition of outstanding volunteer service and leadership. The award honors a graduate whose work on the committee exemplifies the many efforts of James F. Stanton '42 on behalf of Boston College.

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