Every day, alumni and parents strengthen Boston College. Whether as volunteers in specific roles, as informal ambassadors in their regions, or as philanthropic supporters, their involvement makes a difference. Their efforts result in scholarships for students, career guidance and mentoring for graduates, spiritual nourishment for families, teaching resources for faculty, and the enrichment of Boston College’s mission as a Jesuit, Catholic university.
The recent increased presence of young alumni in these roles has been inspiring to Boston College leadership. In recognition of their efforts, five young alumni who best personify the Jesuit motto of “men and women for others” were recognized at the Young Alumni Awards Celebration on Friday, March 21, at the Liberty Hotel in Boston.
2014 YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENTS
Pablo Beiro ’13
James F. Stanton ’42 Senior Class Gift Award
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, Jim 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 or members 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.
Jacquelyn (Shea) Pultorak ’07 and Timothy Pultorak ’07
Philip J. Callan, Sr., ’25 Young Alumni Award
A benevolent donor and a remarkable volunteer who inspired countless alumni to become engaged in the life of this University, 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 this University, Mr. Callan was posthumously awarded the William V. McKenney Award for bestowing honor and glory on his alma mater.
Mary Kate Rod Hattan ’02 and David LaMattina ’03
GOLD Alumni Association Award
This award recognizes an outstanding graduate of the last decade for excellence in a chosen profession, to a community/social cause, or to Boston College. It is intended to recognize those who are truly inspirational to others.