Alumni Connections

Atlanta Chapter with Matt Ryan '08

Atlanta Alumni Huddle with Matt Ryan '08 and Gene DeFilippo. In the pocket as usual, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan '08 (back center) poses with alumni from the Atlanta Chapter at a reception featuring himself and Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo. Hosted at the Georgia Tech Alumni House on March 11, the event drew some 80 alumni, family, and friends.

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Upcoming Alumni Events

Baseball Beanpot & Reception — April 13

Gather at Fenway Park with fellow alumni for the 20th annual "Baseball Beanpot." After the final game, join the Alumni Association at the Baseball Tavern for some great pub food and a cash bar. Click here to register. Read more.

The Marathon of Life — April 14

Join fellow BC alumni for a presentation by Michele Bredice Craemer on how to manage stress. Click here for more information and to register.

Volunteer Information Night — April 14

Discover how you can stay connected, engaged, and involved with Boston College at the Alumni Association's Volunteer Information Night. Click here for more information and to register.

Alumni National Day of Service — April 18

Alumni National Day of Service

The Alumni Association is proud to sponsor the fourth annual National Day of Service. This year's alumni chapter with the highest participation percentage will be recognized as the 2009 Magis Chapter, symbolic of the Ignatian term for "the more" or the "greater good." Your participation in this volunteer effort will help your community and bring great visibility to BC. Sign up for your chapter project. Read stories submitted by alumni about their favorite BC service memories.

A Taste of the Arts — April 25

Alumni National Day of Service

As part of the Boston College Arts Festival, this special alumni event includes a dinner reception, live music, a cash bar, art for sale, and the presentation of the Arts Council Alumni Award. Alumni may also choose to attend one of two main events: Dancing With BC bOp! or Sweet Charity in Robsham Theater. To register for this event, click here.

Northern California Chapter Mass — April 26

The Alumni Association's Northern California Chapter and the Boston College Fund cordially invite you to a Mass celebrated by University President William P. Leahy, S.J. A reception at the Officers' Club will immediately follow. To reserve a space, please contact the Alumni Association at 800-669-8430 or click here.

Newton College Spring Events

Newton College alumnae are invited to two marquee spring events. A Spring Social will be hosted in New Canaan, Connecticut, by Karen Sweeney Mactus, NC '73, on April 19 (RSVP deadline is April 9). The following Sunday, alumnae are welcome to attend the 16th annual Spring Tea in Chevy Chase, Maryland, at the home of Martha Kendrick Kettmer (RSVP deadline is April 16). To register, contact Julie Nuzzo at
Learn about more Newton College alumnae news and events.

Spirituality and Service

On Eagles' Wings

On Eagles' Wings

In January, the Alumni Association's Office of Spirituality and Service established a new platform for your prayer requests: On Eagles' Wings. Through this online service, the Alumni Association staff has brought more than 1,000 prayers and intentions to St. Mary's Chapel. Submit a prayer request.

Final Program in Lenten Series at BC Club — April 8

Don't miss the final Lenten program focusing on "Fear, Finances, and Faith." Led by Thomas Massaro, S.J., a professor of social ethics at BC's School of Theology and Ministry, this three-person panel will continue to look at our current economic crisis through the eyes of faith. 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Cor Unum Service Event — April 24

Join fellow alumni on Friday, April 24, to serve meals at the Cor Unum Meal Center in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The center serves food to nearly 600 people each day. The group will work from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. To volunteer, contact Dianne Duffin at 617-552-1171 or

Pathways Retreat — June 6–7

Do you ever wonder where your life is headed? The Pathways retreat offers Boston College alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years an opportunity to return to campus and consider their path since graduation. This special gathering combines the elements of a spiritual retreat with a career/vocation discernment workshop. The cost for this overnight retreat is $105 and is limited to 30 spots. For more information, contact Dan Leahy at 617-552-3478 or, or Dianne Duffin at 617-552-1171 or For information on how to register, visit the spirituality and service website.

East Coast Tech Council Spring Dinner

Tech Council members are invited to the Boston College Technology Council Annual Spring Dinner on May 12. Featuring keynote speaker Joseph M. Tucci, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of EMC Corporation, the event will be held at the Needham Sheraton. Reception at 6:00 p.m.; dinner at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $30. For more information, visit the Tech Council website.

Wall Street Council Tribute Dinner

Wall Street Council Tribute Dinner

The 21st annual Wall Street Council Tribute Dinner on April 23 will honor Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., P '09, '11, president, American Express Company, with the President's Medal for Excellence for his exceptional personal and professional contributions to society. Over the past 20 years, the Tribute Dinner has raised more than $12 million dollars for the Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College. For more information, contact Renee LeBlanc at 617-552-2234 or

Your Networking Connnection: BC Career Services

In this economic climate, the BC community can be a powerful career resource for students and alumni. A great place to start is the Alumni Career Network, a database of alumni who have volunteered to help other alumni and students with job searches and career advancement. The database, however, is only as strong as its membership, and more alumni volunteers are needed. Sign up for the Alumni Career Network by logging into the Alumni Online Community. Read this message (PDF) from the Career Center to discover more ways to take advantage of the Alumni Online Community's career services.

Alumni in the News

Anna Geueke '08

Anna Geueke '08

Juliette Fay '84 published her first novel, Shelter Me, which was chosen for the "Indie Next" list by independent booksellers. More

Anna Geueke '08 opened a photography exhibit to raise money for eye surgeries in Ghana. More

Robert Sheridan '72, president and CEO of Savings Bank Life Insurance Company of Massachusetts, was honored for his community service. More

More news stories about alumni

New Travel Deals Available


The Alumni Association's travel study program offers many adventures through the spring and summer. Substantial savings are available for trips to Dordogne (PDF) and the Italian Lake District (PDF) if booked by April 6 and April 8, respectively. Discover more.

Reconnect: An AHANA Celebration


Reconnect, which promises to be BC's largest gathering of AHANA alumni, takes place July 17–19. Registration is now available by clicking here. If you have any questions, contact Eva Maynard at

No Chilly Reception:
Alumni Day at Men's Hockey Scores Big

Alumni Day at Men's Hockey

(From left) Stalin Colinet '96, Keith Barnette '76, and John Feudo '82, associate vice president for alumni relations.

More than 150 alumni and friends gathered for Alumni Night at Men's Hockey on February 27. Hosted by the Alumni Association's Boston Chapter and the Varsity Club, this special pregame reception included traditional tailgate fare and guest speaker and new BC football coach Frank Spaziani, and was capped by BC men's hockey's 5-1 victory over Providence on the Kelley Rink ice.

April 2009

In This Issue

Upcoming Alumni Events
Newton College Spring Events
Spirituality and Service Events
Tech Council Spring Dinner
Wall Street Council Dinner
Alumni Career Services
Alumni in the News
Alumni Travel Study Program
AHANA Celebration
Alumni Day at Men's Hockey

BC News

BC's Irish Film Series marked its eighth year showcasing highly acclaimed feature and documentary films. Read more.

More campus news

College of Arts & Sciences News

BC researchers developed a nanostructure that provides greater efficiency in the transport of electrons, an important breakthrough in clean energy technology. Read more (PDF).

More A&S news

Family Night at the Pops

Family Night at the Pops

The entire Boston College community is invited to celebrate the University's 133rd Commencement on May 15 at Family Night at the Pops, a very special evening of music and celebration at Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops.

C21 Corner

Prophetic Witness

The Church in the 21st Century Center's awarding-winning book series celebrates the new release, Prophetic Witness: Catholic Women's Strategies for Reform edited by Colleen Griffith. For more information or to order a copy, visit the website.

C21 Online

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry, C21 Online offers two courses beginning in April: "Sacraments" and "Spirituality Matters."

School of Theology and Ministry:
Continuing Education

Alumni are invited to participate in several continuing education events in April sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry. View events (PDF).

Campus Calendar

Interested in coming back to campus? Check out what is happening on the Heights in April. More

Join Baldwin's Bunch!

Baldwin's Bunch

Baldwin the Eagle has a special kids club that lets your children celebrate BC while enjoying exclusive benefits! Perks include a Baldwin’s Bunch welcome packet, free tickets for you and your children to select games, private events with Baldwin and BC athletes, and many more exciting opportunities! Join now.

Life for Life Insurance

The Alumni Association aims to provide you with valuable alumni benefits. You should have received information in the mail recently about Life for Life, an insurance plan with exclusive features and benefits available through your affiliation with the Alumni Association. Life for Life can: provide supplemental coverage, replace lost benefits if you become unemployed, and provide coverage for family members.

Discounted Insurance from Liberty Mutual

The Boston College Alumni Association and Liberty Mutual are pleased to announce a program called Group Savings Plus. Alumni can now enjoy group discounts on auto and homeowners insurance. Liberty Mutual also offers a multi-policy discount on homeowners insurance when you insure your auto with them. Learn if you could save money by starting a quote on the website, or by calling 1-888-393-GOBC.

Alumni Programs

Affinity Programs
Career Services
Council for Women of BC (CWBC)
Newton College
Tech Council
Spirituality and Service
Wall Street Council

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