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Mentor of the year

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Maureen Eldredge

The Connell School's associate director for student services, Maureen Eldredge, has been given the George Goldsmith Mentor of the Year Award. Each year, this award is given to a committed and exemplary member of the Benjamin Elijah Mays Mentoring Program who has made a significant contribution as a mentor to Boston College students. 

The award was established in honor of Dr. George Goldsmith (1923-2009), who taught in the physics department at Boston College for 40 years. Dr. Goldsmith, an exceptional teacher and scholar, was one of the original Benjamin Mays mentors in 1991. He was a mentor to many undergraduate and graduate students throughout his career.

Eldredge was also the recipient of Boston College's 2008 Community Service Award, and was nominated for the Massachusetts State Lottery Community Champion later that year for her community service work at Boston College. She has worked and done community service at the University for 19 years.

Suzanne Barrett, director of the Connors Family Learning Center, also received the award.