Walkathon pledges are sought

Several members of the Boston College community are soliciting pledges for the three-day, 60-mile Walk for Breast Cancer from Leominster to Boston June 2-4. Net proceeds from the event will support non-profit breast health programs throughout the United States and medical research at leading academic institutions.

Those interested in contributing to the fundraiser may contact: Erin O'Leary, at; Marie Bradbury, at; or Cara Serio, at Some walkers plan to wear tags or pins honoring persons who have dealt with breast cancer, and invite contributors to send in names of friends and relatives they would like to have recognized.

Students honored for international activity

Nine graduating seniors have been formally recognized for their participation in academic and extracurricular international activities.

Brianne Chai-Onn, Patrick Hess, Vivian Horn, Elizabeth Hughes, Jennifer Ibach, Mary Madden, Andres Nieto, Kohtaro Takeuchi and Elena Villasenor were presented certificates at a May 16 ceremony as the first BC students to be honored by the Global Proficiency program.

Under the program, students who study abroad, take several courses of an international nature, and pursue some form of cross-cultural activity or service receive upon graduation a special transcript from the University. This transcript will provide potential employers or graduate school admission officers with a clear record of a student's interest in international issues and culture.

Leonard Contest winners announced

The winners of the 2000 Leonard Persuasive Speaking Contest are: First place, Jared Fields, A&S '01; second place, Brian Vassallo, CSOM '02; third place, Erika Maxian, CSOM '02.

The annual competition, sponsored by the Communication Department, is open to all undergraduates. Contestants' speeches, which had to deal with a current and controversial topic, were judged on the basis of evidence, reasoning, organization, analysis and delivery.

Honor society inducts 17 students

The Communication Department formally inducted 17 students into the Delta Zeta chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the national communication honor society, at a May 3 ceremony in Lyons Hall.

The new members are Melyssa Belletti, Andrew Curran, Tim Fegan, Megan Gerson, Erin Gillis, Vincent McWade, Newton Mendys, Eliza Ng, Diane Ogilvie, John Pilkington, Lori Piscatelli, Brian Poile, Elizabeth Provasoli, Allyson Rinella, Thomas Sly, Brian Thomas and Kim Vinick.

Members must compile a 3.4 grade point average or higher and complete an honors or Scholar of the College thesis.

Last issue of Chronicle today

Today's issue of theBoston College Chronicle is the final one for the 1999-2000 academic year. Chronicle will publish a summer edition on Thursday, July 20, and return to its biweekly publication schedule on Sept. 7.


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