Oct. 19, 2006 • Volume 15 Number 4

Outstanding Alumni to Be Honored Tonight

By Reid Oslin
Staff Writer

Curry College President Kenneth K. Quigley Jr. '79, former Parade Magazine publisher John H. Griffin Jr. '82 and Kathleen Hickey Barrie, NC '72, designer of the popular new International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, are among the 10 Boston College graduates who will be honored at the Alumni Awards of Excellence ceremony to be held in Robsham Theater tonight, starting at 7 p.m.

In addition to eight awards given to graduates in recognition of their excellence in various professional and academic disciplines, Robert C. Reardon '63, MS '66 will receive the Alumni Association's highest honor, the William V. McKenney Award, as the graduate who has made outstanding contributions to service, industry and the University.

Reardon has enjoyed successful corporate careers in research and development management and as a principal of TKL Research, Inc., a privately held clinical research firm focused on conducting clinical trials for safety and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals. He also has served as a member of BC's Gasson Society for alumni giving and president of the Alumni Chapter of New Jersey, and been active in numerous alumni volunteer assignments.

More than 20 years ago, Reardon was involved in the founding of the Hoboken, NJ, Shelter for the Homeless; he has served as a continuing leader of the Community for Bread and Justice; and was a key facilitator to the development of the Jesuit-run St. Aloysius School in Harlem, where he has served as advisory board chair for the past 15 years.

Ten years ago, Reardon and his wife Ann Marie established the St. Aloysius Scholarship at Boston College.

Receiving the association's Young Alumni Award of Excellence will be William J. Driscoll '05, the founder of Persevere Disaster Relief, a volunteer organization providing assistance to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

In addition to Quigley, who will receive an Achievement Award for his work in the field of education, Griffin (Commerce) and Barrie (Art and Humanities), other alumni honorees are:

-Rev. Edward J. Phillips, MM '68, managing director of the Archdiocese of Nairobi Eastern Deanery AIDS Relief Program (Health)

-Joan Lukey, JD '74, partner in the litigation department of WilmerHale (Law)

-Mark L. O'Connell, MSW '68, president of the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta (Public Service)

-Maryanne Patricia Confoy, RSC, PhD '81, professor at the Jesuit Theological College (Religion)

-Walter J. Arabasz '64, research professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Utah (Science).

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