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The Office of Graduate Student Life

The Office of Graduate Student Life

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Our Mission

As part of the Division of Student Affairs, the mission of The Office of Graduate Student Life is to facilitate student learning and formation in their fullest sense (integrating intellectual, ethical, religious and spiritual, and emotional-social development) and to promote an inclusive community of engaged learners while advancing the Jesuit, Catholic heritage and values of Boston College. To this end, the Office of Graduate Student Life provides outreach to graduate and professional students through a variety of programs, services and advocacy efforts. Working together with faculty, staff and student organizations, the Office of Graduate Student Life provides both co-curricular and academic support to the graduate and professional student community. The John Courtney Murray, S.J. Graduate Student Center is an essential component of the Office's mission, serving as a center of hospitality and community building.

 

Staff

R. Darrell Peterson, Ph.D.
Director, Graduate Student Life
darrell.peterson@bc.edu

Denise Ho, M.S.
Assistant Director, Graduate Student Life
denise.fung@bc.edu 

Graduate Assistants

Tara Bartley   
Higher Education Administration, '14
bartleyt@bc.edu

Ashley Hopper
Higher Education Administration, '15
hopperas@bc.edu

Awards, Honors, and Publications:

2012-2013

National Orientation Directors Association, Outstanding NODA Intern Award, Emily Halstead, GSA Director of Programming

Boston College Student Leadership Awards, The Mary Kaye Waldron Award nominee, Denise Ho, Assistant Director of Graduate Student Life

NASPA Region 1 Massachuetts Richard F. Stevens Outstanding Graduate Student Nominee, Jenna Sattar Higher Education '13

2011-2012

Division of Student Affairs Recognition Award, Innovative New Program, Dissertation BootCamp

Division of Student Affairs Recogniation Award, Excellence in Supervision, Carole Hughes, PhD

Assessment Show Case 2012, Most Creative Assessment Poster for Whole Person Education Series

Boston College Chronicle, Dissertation Boot Camp, March 8, 2012