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April 29, 2004 • Volume 12 Number 16

CSOM's Edward Taylor Receives Waldron Award

Lect. Edward Taylor (CSOM) '81, whose leadership of a Boston College student volunteer group helps numerous local residents grapple with income tax preparation, is this year's recipient of the Mary Kaye Waldron Award, which honors faculty, administrators and staff members who has worked to enhance student life.

Established in 1996, the award is named for Mary Kaye Waldron '95, a varsity basketball manager and member of the Jenks Leadership Program and the Chaplaincy's Salt and Light Co. who died of cancer in her senior year.

A member of the CSOM Accounting Department, Taylor is the coordinator for BC participants in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program that sends students out into the community to assist the needy, elderly and other residents in preparing their annual tax returns. BC has drawn praise for both the quantity and quality of its student volunteers from the Internal Revenue Service, which sponsors the program.

Taylor also is faculty advisor to the Boston College Accounting Academy, a student run organization that assists students in obtaining internships and professional positions after graduation.

A committee of student leaders from campus groups such as Appalachia Volunteers, The Heights, 4Boston and the Undergraduate Government of Boston College selected Taylor from more than 130 nominees for the award, which was presented at a reception Monday night.

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