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Ireland Chapter

BC Alumni Go Bragh. With 40 alumni chapters that span the country from Seattle, Washington, to Sarasota, Florida, and two that lie across the Atlantic in Great Britain and Ireland, the BC Alumni Association has hosted a series of events this summer to renew alumni ties. Pictured above, (left to right) Rosemary (Roe) Gorman Morley '85, her daughters Aimee Rose and Leanne Pamela, her husband Thomas Morley, Tom Nedelka, Jeff Nedelka '04, and Julie Nedelka of the new Ireland Chapter, which launched its first event in April, celebrate the 4th of July at a barbecue in Dublin. More

Alumni in the News

Alexander Yiannopoulos '07

Alexander Yiannopoulos '07

Stephen Francis '73, an infectious-disease specialist in Cleveland, is called upon to solve baffling cases that stump fellow physicians. More

Andrew Maury '04 has opened a retail store in Nantucket for the line of casual, upscale clothing he founded in 2005. More

As a Fulbright scholar, Alexander
Yiannopoulos '07
will research translation theory and Buddhist philosophy in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the 2007-08 academic year. More

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Go Eagles!

BC Football

The 2007-08 BC Eagles are seeking their 8th consecutive bowl victory, extending the school record and the nation's longest active winning streak.

As BC football kicks off its 2007 season with a home game against Wake Forest on September 1, the Alumni Association welcomes BC alumni and friends to another year of family fun at FanFest. Located in the Flynn Recreation Complex, FanFest offers pre-game festivities including food, games, and music, as well as mascot and marching band appearances. For more information, e-mail

Away-game ticket packages make it easy to catch all the on-the-road action, as the Eagles take on longtime rival Notre Dame and ACC competitors Georgia Tech, Clemson, Virginia Tech, and Maryland. Purchase tickets.

2007 Alumni Award Recipients Named

Joseph Corcoran '59

McKenney Award winner Joseph Corcoran '59

Former Trustee Joseph E. "Joe" Corcoran '59, chairman of the privately held real estate development firm Corcoran Jennison Companies, is the 2007 recipient of the William V. McKenney Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Alumni Association. Corcoran was a Boston College trustee from 1998 to 2002, chairing the Buildings and Properties Committee and serving on the Executive Committee. In 2000, he established the Corcoran Scholars Fund to provide financial assistance, mentoring, and internship programs for undergraduate students at BC. Corcoran will receive the McKenney Award at a ceremony to be held on Thursday, September 27, in Robsham Theater. Read more.

Parents' Weekend

During the last weekend in September, Boston College's extended family—parents, grandparents, and families of students—will engage in campus life by joining undergraduate students in classes taught by BC's leading faculty, enjoying the annual Pops on the Heights concert, and cheering on the Eagles as they battle the University of Massachusetts Minutemen. Learn more and register.

Chemistry Alum Receives National Medal of Science

Peter B. Dervan '67

National Medal of Science winner Peter B. Dervan '67

Peter B. Dervan '67, the Bren Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology, has been named one of eight recipients of the 2006 National Medal of Science. Dervan has pioneered a field of bioorganic chemistry with studies directed toward understanding the chemical principles for the sequence-specific recognition of the genetic material, DNA. The award was announced Monday, July 16, by the White House. More

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August 2007

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Boston College News

Professor Donald Hafner, who has played a key role in building BC's successful fellowships program, has been appointed the University's inaugural vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs.

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Job Opening

Executive Assistant, Alumni Association

The Alumni Association seeks an executive assistant to serve as senior-level advisor to the associate vice president for alumni relations, act as liaison to the Alumni Association Board of Directors, and advocate for the Alumni Association staff. For more information, contact Amy Bronson Smith, director of recruitment and training, at or apply online.

A Campus Calendar

Burns Library exhibit

The Burns Library exhibit
"...something to measure from" celebrates the addition of major collections by British Catholic authors Alfred Noyes, Anthony Rhodes, and Peter Milward. The exhibit runs through
September 14.

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Regional Events

ACC Day of Service in New York City

New York City alumni and friends will partner with the Yonkers Fire Department to work on four Habitat for Humanity homes in Yonkers on August 18. To join the BC team, contact Jason Moore '03 at

BC Dodgeball

The New York City Chapter is recruiting alumni to join the BC dodgeball team in Manhattan for league play beginning in September. To join, contact Michael Kopech '02 at or Jeff Carman '02 at

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Alumni Continuing Education

Begun in 1992, the Boston College Lifelong Learning Institute invites alumni of all ages to attend classes structured around peer learning and active participation. View the website.

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