Alumni Connections

Reunion Photo

Photographs and Memories: Reunion Weekend 2009. Nearly 5,000 alumni from 11 Reunion classes attended Reunion Weekend held May 28–31. They reminisced with old friends, attended seminars and class parties, ran in the first-ever Reunion 5K, forged new memories, and reconnected with the evolving BC campus.

Pictured above, members of the Class of 1999, (from left) Matt Colleran, Nicole DeBlois, Molly Honan, and Maria Finison catch up at the 10th Reunion party.

View photos from Reunion and a Reunion Memory Wall with messages and photos from Reunion alumni around the world.



Join the Alumni Association July 16–19 for RECONNECT, which promises to be BC's largest gathering of AHANA alumni. All alumni, students, parents, and friends are welcome to attend. Weekend highlights include:
–a celebrity golf tournament
–an Asian Infusion Jazz Lunch, featuring a presentation on the Campus Master Plan
–a session on the Black Talent and OTE programs, and other strategic initiatives in support of students of color at Boston College
–a Caribbean lobster bake
–Soaring to New Heights: the RECONNECT Gala

Housing is available on campus. Don't miss this exciting event! For specific event information, including registration, visit the website or contact Eva Maynard at 617-552-4757.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Real Estate Council Breakfast — June 10
Please join the Real Estate Council at a breakfast featuring Raymond G. Torto '63, MA'67, Ph.D.'69, global chief economist at CB Richard Ellis, Inc. The event will take place at the BC Club in downtown Boston at 8:00 a.m. and costs $25 per person. Click here to register. Space is limited and there are no refunds. If you have any questions, e-mail Read (PDF) Torto's professional biography.

Mingle with Singles! — June 17

Tired of the same old bar scene? Can’t seem to find a match or any harmony in online dating? Join other single GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) alumni at BC favorite Cityside 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. for the Alumni Association's very first singles networking event! Avoid the awkward and uncomfortable first conversations and connect over something we all hold near and dear—Boston College! Free hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. To register, click here.

West Coast Technology Council Panel & Reception — June 25
Tech Council members are invited to a Boston College Technology Council Panel & Reception, featuring Boston College alumni and parents who are in the wine business. The event will be held at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto, California. Panel will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a reception immediately following. The cost is $15. To register for the event, visit the Tech Council website.

2009 Football Season Kicks Off — September 5

Alumni National Day of Service

Root on first-year head coach Frank Spaziani and the 2009 Boston College Eagles as they return to the gridiron September 5 vs. Northeastern at Alumni Stadium. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online or by calling 617-552-GOBC. The 2009 home schedule features matchups against ACC foes Wake Forest, Florida State, NC State, and UNC, with additional non-conference visits from Kent State and Central Michigan.

Come Out to Dover: Book the Connors Family Retreat Center

Alumni Day at Men's Hockey

Looking for a bucolic getaway while technically being on the BC campus? Situated on 80 acres in Dover, Massachusetts, the Boston College Connors Family Retreat and Conference Center is a 50,000-square-foot mansion that offers casual to elegant event opportunities for alumni and their guests. Alumni are invited to host events such as weddings, bridal showers, private functions, leisurely outings, professional conferences, and corporate events in this magnificent setting. For more information, visit the website.

Alumni in the News

Patricia Noonan '07

Patricia Noonan '07

James R. Boyle '82 was named president of John Hancock Financial Services. More

Kathleen Lawrence '80 received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching at SUNY Cortland’s commencement ceremonies. More

Patricia Noonan '07 is starring in a theatrical production of Carousel, opening June 17 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. More

More news stories about alumni

2009 National Day of Service:
Kansas City Chapter Recognized for Volunteer Service

National Day of Service

The Kansas City Chapter is this year's Magis Chapter.

The Kansas City Chapter was named the 2009 National Day of Service Magis Chapter for being the alumni chapter with the highest percentage of volunteers. More than 20 BC volunteers partnered with Ronald McDonald Charities to organize storage areas and to landscape at the Ronald McDonald House. The Alumni Association sends a special thanks to project liaison Chapter Co-leader Alex White '95 and Chapter Co-leader Leader Tim Haake '02. Overall, 31 regions/chapters were involved in this year's Day of Service, and volunteers performed more than 1,700 hours of work. BC's alumni efforts were featured in a USA Today article. The fifth annual National Day of Service will be held Saturday, April 17, 2010.

View event photos.

Alumni Career Services

Career Exploration Panel Discussion in NYC has Large Alumni Turnout

NYC Panel Discussion

Panelists included (from left) JonMarc Buffa '98 of the United States Commodity Futures Trade Commission; Trustee Associate Kathleen A. Corbett '82, founder and principal of Cross Ridge Capital LLC; Richard Cronin '76 of the United States Department of Treasury; and Andrew Boynton '78.

Some 120 alumni participated in an event in New York City on May 14 entitled, "Update on the Global Financial Crisis: Exploring Career Opportunities in the Public and Private Sectors." Co-sponsored by the Alumni Career Services Committee and the New York City and Washington, DC, Chapters, the event featured six alumni panelists and was moderated by Andrew Boynton '78, dean of the Carroll School of Management.

Get LinkedIn!

Looking to increase your network? Alumni are welcome to join the BC Career Volunteers group on LinkedIn!

Northern California Celebrates Mass with Fr. Leahy

Northern California Mass

(From left) Meredith Rosen '02, University President William P. Leahy, S.J., Kevin Morris '01, Meghan Andrade '03, Paolo Villasenor '96, and Isabelle Boone '03.

On April 26, more than 100 alumni, parents, and friends from the Northern California Chapter gathered as a Boston College community at the Chapel Of Our Lady in San Francisco to celebrate Mass with University President William P. Leahy S.J. Following Mass, a reception was held at the Presidio Officers' Club where Father Leahy provided updates on the Light the World campaign.

See what's happening with your alumni chapter this summer.

Alumni Travel Deals Still Available for 2009:
Schedule Released for 2010

South Pacific

It's not too late to sign up for the following trips offered by the Alumni Association's travel study program: Dordogne (PDF), Italian Lake District (PDF), and South Pacific Wonders. Recently announced destinations in 2010 include Egypt, Vietnam, Provence, the Mediterranean, Oberammergau, Tuscany, and South Africa. Discover more.

June 2009

In This Issue

AHANA Celebration
Upcoming Alumni Events
Alumni in the News
Dover Retreat Center
NDS 2009 Recap, Photos
Alumni Career Services
Northern California Mass
Alumni Travel Study Program

BC News

Physics Professor Zhifeng Ren and Assistant Professor Cyril Opeil, S.J., have been awarded $2.1 million in "green energy" funding. Read more.

More campus news

Connell School News

Cecilia McVey '72 is the recipient of the prestigious Secretary of Veterans Affairs Award for her work to advance nursing programs.

Read more.

More Connell School news

Pops Tickets on Sale!

Pops on the Heights

Tickets are on sale now for the 17th annual Pops on the Heights Scholarship Gala. This spectacular event will be held on Friday, September 25, at Conte Forum on the Boston College campus in conjunction with Parents' Weekend. This year's performance will feature conductor Keith Lockhart, soloist Bernadette Peters, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and BC's own University Chorale. Reserve seats today by calling 1-800-767-5591 or visiting the website.

Plex Your Muscles This Summer

The Plex offers special alumni summer memberships that run from May 26 to August 23. Get started today!

Campus Calendar

Bloomsday Boston

On Sunday, June 14, from noon to 6:30 p.m., Boston College hosts the 3rd annual Bloomsday Boston, a celebration of James Joyce’s epic novel Ulysses, which chronicles the life of Leopold Bloom as he meanders through the streets of Dublin on June 16, 1904. For more information, visit the website

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

On Eagles' Wings

On Eagles' Wings

Submit your prayers and intentions through On Eagles' Wings, an online service provided by the Alumni Association's Office of Spirituality and Service, and the Alumni Association staff will bring them to St. Mary's Chapel.

C21 Corner

Thomas O'Connor

The Church in the 21st Century Center's award-winning book series celebrates a new release, Two Centuries of Faith: The Influence of Catholicism on Boston: 1808–2008, edited by Thomas H. O'Connor. For more information or to order a copy, visit the website.

C21 Online

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry, C21 Online is offering two workshops this summer: "Encountering Jesus in Scripture," which runs June 1–12, and "Spiritual Practices," to be held June 15–26.

BC Rewards Card

Did you know that each purchase on your Boston College Platinum MasterCard® earns you points that you can use toward exclusive BC rewards such as tickets to athletic events, a round of golf with a BC coach, and travel to an away football game?

Plus, if you use your Boston College MasterCard at a BC bookstore, you receive a 10 percent discount on select items. And, while rewarding yourself, you are supporting the Boston College Alumni Association. Each year, with dollars funded by the card program, the Alumni Association awards $150,000 in scholarships for children of Boston College alumni.

Health Insurance Available through the Alumni Association

During this time of economic uncertainty, many alumni and their family members are in need of health insurance. Short-term and permanent health insurance options are available through the alumni insurance program. The program is typically promoted to new grads just before and after graduation, but in response to the rising unemployment rate and in an effort to help all of those in need, the Alumni Association is spreading the word more broadly.

This program is also perfect for alumni children who are graduating (even if they did not attend BC) and aren't yet covered under an employer’s health plan. For more information, individuals can contact Meyer & Associates at 800-635-7801 or visit the website.

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

Got ideas for programs or services you'd like us to consider? Contact a member of our staff.

Quick Links

Submit a class note

Donate to BC

How do I...?

Boston College Alumni Association, 825 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458; 800-669-8430 |