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May 27, 2004 • Volume 12 Number 18

Around Campus

GSA presents awards

The Graduate Student Association recently presented three University-wide awards to students demonstrating exceptional service to the Boston College community: Jennifer O'Connor, Lynch School of Education (Community Service Award); Michael O'Donnell, Law School (Leadership Award); Rosa Andrade, Graduate School of Social Work (Sister Thea Bowman Award).

In addition, the GSA recognized graduate students from each school for scholarship, teaching, research, service and academic achievement. Jason Taylor, Francesco Zanetti, Bianca Sculimbrene (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences); Judy Lewis, Karen Lysaght, Yi Shang (Lynch School); Janel D'Agata, Cynthia Kennedy, Tom Mele (GSSW); Susan Sheehy, Elizabeth Zachariah Mika, Chastity Burrows (Connell School of Nursing); Mark Tramontana, Matt Rudnick, May Nagafuji (Carroll School of Management); Jane Mogavero, Rita-Anne O'Neill, David Galalis (Law); Jayne Lane, Gerard Bailey, Jeremy Scott (Woods College of Advancing Studies).

Last issue of Chronicle

Today is the last issue of Boston College Chronicle for the 2003-04 academic year. The Chronicle will resume publication on a biweekly basis in September.

For updates on University news and events during the summer, see the BCInfo web page.

Graduate Arts and Sciences

Excellent teachers all

Boston College's outstanding graduate teaching fellows and teaching assistants were honored recently at the annual presentation of the Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Awards. The winners, who received a cash award and letter of congratulations from Academic Vice President, and Dean of Faculties John Neuhauser, were:

Mark Audeh, Robin Avila, Melanie Grandy, Aaron Amick, Carrie Aroyan, James Cardia, Carl Christianson, Wen-Feng Lo (Biology); Steven A. Dimauro, Peter J. Herbst (Chemistry); Megan M. Way, Andrew Samuel (Economics); Allan Cameron, Kelly Donnell, Lisa Famularo, Kevin Henze, Salvatore Ricciardone (Education); Trevor Dodman, Wendy Cannella, Matthew Heitzman (English); Adria Reimer, Amy Smith (Geology); Shawn Lynch, William Nancarrow (History); John P. Meyer, Karen Simonyan (Management).

Leanna Huysentruyt, Christopher Levasseur (Mathematics); Alexander Gleason (Nursing); Jonathan Harmon, Debby D. Hutchins, John P. Manoussakis, Charles Onyango-Oduke (Philosophy); John Feldmann, Alistair Ward (Physics); John Barry (Political Science); Tamara Bond (Psychology); Helena Alfonzo, Paola de Santo, Tanya Duarte, Laura Moore, Holly Scheuhing, Laura Sweeney, Sarah Vincent (Romance Languages); Denise Leckenby, Robert Goldstein (Sociology); Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski (Theology).

Law School

Roth named Drinan Award winner

Third-year student Dan Roth was chosen to receive the 2004 Drinan Family Fund Award, which he will use to pursue his commitment to social justice and public interest law.

Among his many activities, Roth has served as the president and treasurer of the American Constitution Society, vice-president of the Public Interest Law Foundation, and co-chair of the Law School Policy and Remedies Committee of the Task Force on Nondiscrimination and Military Recruiting Policies. He is a founding member of the Coalition For Equality at BC Law.

Roth, who graduated summa cum laude from Ohio State University in 2001, has served as a volunteer at the Alliance for Justice in Washington, DC, and as a summer associate at Klein Hornig, LLP, an affordable housing and community development firm. He was a student advocate for the Community Enterprise Project at the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center and a research assistant to Prof. Avi Soifer (Law). Roth will serve as the Dorot Fellow for Alliance for Justice after graduation.

Named after former BC Law Dean and Congressman Rev. Robert Drinan, SJ, the Drinan Family Fund Award provides award recipients $10,000 each year for two years. Its purpose is to provide assistance to recent graduates with loan repayment, so that they may pursue public interest careers.

"Dan's commitment follows from his belief that law can and should serve the social purpose of ensuring good to all Americans," said Prof. Mary Bilder (Law). "His commitment to social justice and public interest work stems from the same Jesuit commitment to social justice that founded this school. I have no doubt but that Dan will go on to become an alumnus who will embody the values that BC Law holds most dear."

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