Alumni Connections


RECONNECT: An AHANA Celebration. 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 reflecting on the Black Talent and OTE programs, and discussing strategic initiatives in support of students of color at Boston College today
–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 and to register, visit the website or contact Eva Maynard at 617-552-4757.

A Thousand Thanks for Building BC

The Alumni Association thanks the more than 1000 alumni, parents, and friends in Boston whose calls and letters helped make a difference in gaining approval for the University's Institutional Master Plan. BC can now begin to move forward with new buildings on both the Chestnut Hill and Brighton campuses. Read more about the plan's approval.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Alumni Day at the Races at Saratoga — August 1

Grab your hats, bring your appetite, and cheer on the horses at Saratoga with fellow alumni, family, and friends. Sponsored by the Alumni Association's Northeastern New York Chapter and the BC Fund, the event is sure to be a great day at the track! Tickets are only $10, while children's tickets are $5. Ticket price includes entrance into the track and a buffet in the Paddock Tent. To register, click here.

2009 Football Season Kicks Off — September 5

BC Football

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.

Alumni Travel Deal Available until July 10:
Make a Passion Play

Oberammergau, Germany

Every 10 years amid the storybook landscapes of the Bavarian Alps, the residents of Oberammergau, Germany, stage one of the world's greatest dramatic spectacles, an extravagant "passion play" (PDF) with a cast of thousands and a history that encompasses nearly four centuries. Join BC alumni, family, and friends for this once in a lifetime excursion. Register by July 10 and save $1,000 per couple. Discover more.

Alumni Encounters

Indianapolis alumni

A special part of the alumni experience is meeting fellow Eagles anywhere in the world. Paul Hutter '58 connected recently in Indianapolis with former BC gridiron stars Chris Crane '09 (left) and Jamie Silva '08 of the Indianapolis Colts.

The Alumni Association has a network of 40 national and three international chapters that enables these connections. Learn what's happening with your local alumni chapter this summer.

Alumni Giving Back:
Be a Resource for Current Students

Career Center

Alumni can be great resources to students exploring career options. The Career Center offers several volunteer opportunities for alumni to serve BC students, including "lunch and learn," a program that brings alumni to campus to speak with students about career-related topics over lunch, and externships, which enable students to shadow alumni at the workplace. Learn about many more volunteer opportunities (PDF).

Pride, Power, and Progress:
Students Create Video for Alumni

Alumni Association Video

Undergraduate students in Professor William Stanwood's Advanced Video Production course have again put together a wonderful BC year-in-review video for the Alumni Association. This year's edition provides an update on the master plan, explores how BC coaches mentor student-athletes, and showcases diversity among the student body, among other interesting University topics. View the video.

A Banner Year for BC Baseball

Mike Belfiore

Mike Belfiore '10, BC's closer, threw 9.2 scoreless innings of relief and allowed just three hits while striking out 11.

The Boston College baseball team had a year to remember, advancing to its first NCAA tournament since 1967. While the Eagles went 1-2 in the Austin regional, their game against top-seeded Texas was one to make Eagles fans proud, and one for the record books. Though they lost 3-2, BC battled the Longhorns for 25 innings and seven hours and three minutes in the longest game in NCAA history. Read more about this remarkable game and BC's terrific baseball season.

Alumni in the News

Deahn Berrini, JD'87

Deahn Berrini, JD'87

Deahn Berrini, JD'87, authored a book on the Vietnam War homecoming. More

Ted Jankowski '74 is the new tax assessor for Nassau County, New York. More

Monsignor Timothy Senior, MSW'92, MBA'92, was named auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. More

More news stories about alumni

Bestowing BC Book Awards

BC Book award

Teacher Anna Martinez Williams '91 awards a BC book award to Sarah Testa, a student at Park City High School in Park City, Utah.

This year, alumni teachers across America gave 11 BC book awards to high school juniors who reflected BC's tradition of academic excellence, leadership, service, and high moral character. If you are interested in bestowing a BC book award at your school, contact Robert Sherwood in the Alumni Association at 617-552-3471 or

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.

July 2009

In This Issue

Upcoming Alumni Events
A Thousand Thanks
Alumni Travel Study Program
Alumni Encounters
Alumni Giving Back
Alumni Association Video
BC Baseball Recap
Alumni in the News
BC Book Awards
Alumni Programs

BC News

Fr. Tony Penna, a popular and respected campus minister at BC for the past 17 years, has been named director of Campus Ministry. Read more.

More campus news

Arts Alumni Network

The recently launched Arts Alumni Network will provide opportunities for BC alumni in the visual, literary, and performing arts to be in touch with one another and build a community. If you are interested in joining, contact Eva Maynard at

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, in Conte Forum 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.

Summer Events at School of Theology and Ministry

The School of Theology and Ministry offers several free summer events on campus, including the session "Wrestling with Our Inner Angels" on July 9. Learn 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.

Plex Your Muscles This Summer

The Plex offers special alumni summer memberships that run through August 23. Get started today!

Campus Calendar

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

Club Quarters Discount

Boston College is a member at Club Quarters, which offers full service hotels for member organizations. Special rates are available to anyone or any organization associated with BC. Reservations can be made by calling member services at 212-575-0006, or online (daily rates only) with password: BC.

Discounted Insurance from Liberty Mutual

Through the Alumni Association's and Liberty Mutual's Group Savings Plus plan, alumni can 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 more by visiting the website or by calling 1-888-393-GOBC.

BC Rewards Card

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

Short-term and permanent health insurance options are available through the alumni insurance program. Typically promoted to recent grads, the Alumni Association is spreading the word more broadly to all those in need. For more information, contact Meyer & Associates at 800-635-7801 or visit the website.

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