The Boston College Chronicle


May 23, 2003 Vol. 11, No. 18

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Commencement 2003

Erik Weihenmayer '91, accompanied by his guide dog Seego, addressed the Class of 2003 - including this enthusiastic group of Connell School of Nursing graduates - at Monday's Commencement Exercises. (Photos by Lee Pellegrini)

'The Greatest Word is "Encourage"'

Erik Weihenmayer '91, first blind climber to scale Mt. Everest and each of the highest peaks on the world's seven continents, exhorted members of the Class of 2003 to reach undaunted into the unknown, and by daring great things, inspire others to do likewise.


Citations for the 2003 Honorary Degree Recipients


Family Matters for These Graduates


Profile of the 2003 Finnegan Award Winner




University Garners a Record 13 Fulbrights for 2003-04

A Salvadoran housecleaner's daughter who learned English as a second language and became fluent in Bulgarian in college is the first student from the Options Through Education program to win a Fulbright, and one of a school-record 13 winners to date of the coveted grant for a year's post-baccalaureate study abroad.



John Boylan, manager of the Merkert Chemistry Center's nuclear magnetic resonance laboratory, is the 2003 Community Service Award winner.

Seeing the Full Range of Possibilities

It took a while, but John Boylan discovered BC's true essence

For many years, John Boylan says, he kept his focus on his flourishing science career at Boston College, and took little notice of the wider University community values around him.




GSSW Looks at African AIDS/HIV Efforts
Groome Chosen to Head Institute of Religious Ed.
'Ever to Excel' Nears Finish Line
Residence Hall, Athletics Center Projects On Tap
Schlozman, Wolff to Enter American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Educators Laud BC's Madaus
Friedman Wins Waldron Award


Summertime Is Hardly a Quiet Time at the University
Phi Beta Kappa Honors History's Cynthia Lyerly
Entrepreneurs Group Knows Its Business
A Treat for a Wordsworth Expert

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