Alumni Connections

Senior Golden Eagle toast

Shake a Tail Feather! – As members of the Class of 1960 exited the traditional event in which members of the graduating class are inducted into the Alumni Association and toasted by the Golden Anniversary Class, Richard "Moe" Maloney '60 joined some of his soon-to-be fellow alumni from the Class of 2010 in exuberant dance. The May 20 event, held under a tent on Bapst Lawn, was hosted by the Senior Class Gift Committee. Maloney and the rest of the Golden Eagles will join about 5,000 other alumni and family members at Reunion Weekend June 4-6. (Photo by Rose Lincoln)

Reunion Extra

A special edition of Alumni Connections will feature coverage of Reunion Weekend 2010. Watch for it in mid-June!

There's an App for That!

Download the Boston College iPhone App today to keep in touch with the latest news, sports, events, and more at Boston College! Click here to download the app.

Alumni Participation Challenge at the Finish Line

Thousands of alumni, parents, and friends have responded to the call to help BC reach the Alumni Participation Challenge goal for fiscal year 2010. We're still tallying totals at the beginning of June and will send an e-mail report to alumni soon. Thanks to all who assisted in the effort to attain a record number of donors and gain an additional $500,000 for financial aid. More

Video Highlights of 2009-10 at BC

For nearly a decade, William Stanwood, adjunct associate professor of communication, and students in his Advanced Video Production course have partnered with the Alumni Association to create an annual "alumni video newsletter," a look back at the year on campus. Check out this year's video. The students handle all aspects of the project, from writing the copy to editing and directing the video, all under the guidance of Professor Stanwood. Special thanks to Tom Martin '61, former Alumni Association president, and his company, Cramer Productions, for their gracious support of this project each year.

Reunion of Woods College Alumni

All alumni of the University's intown School, Evening College, and College of Advancing Studies are welcome to the Woods College of Advancing Studies annual reunion reception, Thursday, June 3. James Woods, S.J., dean, will be host at 2101 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton Campus, familiar to many as the former Cardinal's residence. More

Upcoming Alumni Events

Calendar Icon "Keeping the Peace: Law Enforcement in a Complex World" - Law Enforcement Alumni Network - Wednesday, June 2

Alumni 5K Fun Run - Open to all alumni – Saturday, June 5

RECONNECT@Reunion - Saturday, June 5
For more information, contact Eva Maynard at 617-552-4757 or

"Beyond Age: Life Stage, Career Stage, and a Job You Love" - Monday, June 14

For more events, click here.

Featured Alumni

Monica Roberts

Monica Roberts

Monica Roberts, MA'01, MBA'08, has been appointed executive director of Peace First Boston, which fosters safe, effective school environments. More

Joan Lopresti Rees '83 is New Hampshire's special education teacher of the year. More

Sean Joyce '82 is the FBI's new lead intelligence official. More

More featured alumni

BC's 134th Commencement

Commencement overview

Nearly 2,400 undergraduate members of the Class of 2010 joined the ranks of BC alumni May 24 at the University's 134th Commencement, in Alumni Stadium. Forty-two hundred undergraduates and graduate students received degrees in 2010, including 143 doctorates. BC Law School graduates received their degrees May 28. Three alumni were among those receiving honorary degrees. Honorary degree recipients and citations. Speaker was Jeffrey Immelt, CEO and chairman of General Electric. More A copy of the Webcast of the ceremonies is available here and a video showing pre-commencement preparation and events can be seen soon at

Among Our Newest Alumni

Six seniors

BC's Office of News & Public Affairs offers "six to remember"—short profiles on some of the most outstanding members of the Class of 2010 (clockwise from top left): student athlete, singer-songwriter Ayla Brown; Gerrel Olivier, recipient of the 2010 Finnegan Award to the student who best exemplifies "Ever to Excel"; Alexi Chi, former editor-in-chief of the Heights; Maria Alejandra Rivas, president of Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP); Ben Smith, assistant captain of the national championship men's hockey team and leader of the Help Educate through Athletic Responsibility (HEAR) program; and Al Dea, former UGBC president.

Korea Alumni Gather

Fr. Leahy with Korea alumni

William P. Leahy, S.J., University president, chats with Haye-Sun Byun, JD'99 (right), and Christine Ahn '83, P'13, during a reception in South Korea, May 11. More than 60 alumni and friends attended the Korea Chapter event at the Shilla Hotel, Seoul.

Visit Retired Jesuits

Campion Center in nearby Weston is home to about 70 retired Jesuits, including many former BC faculty and staff. They welcome BC alumni as vistors and volunteers. If you can visit a Campion resident once a month, provide a slideshow or presentation, or be available to help with an occasional errand, please contact Meghan Farrell-Talmo, activities director at Campion, at 781-788-4757 or

Alumni for Others on National Day of Service

More than 300 volunteers participated in 26 chapter activities in May as part of the fifth annual National Day of Service, sponsored by the Alumni Association. Here's a gallery of photos from these activities submitted by chapters from New York City to Hawaii.

Energy, Environment . . . and Economy

Frances Dubrowski

Frances Dubrowski

More than 150 alumni and friends attended “Alumni Networking Night – Financing the Transition to a Green Economy” May 26 in New York City. University Trustee Kathleen Corbet '82 moderated a discussion by a panel that included Frances Dubrowski, Esq., NC'70, P'09 (left). This was the second such event sponsored by the new BC Energy and Environment Alumni Network (BCEEAN). More than 300 alumni have already joined this affinity group. If you are interested in participating, please send an e-mail to and include your name, class year, job title, and company.

Alumni Travel: Savings on Early Bookings

Alumni, families, and friends—take a few moments to see what's on the Alumni Association travel study Web site for 2011. Early booking savings are available for trips to Israel and Australia/New Zealand, and for the "Mayan Mystique" cruise. Additional new destinations for 2011 include China and Tibet, France and Italy, Egypt, and Alaska. Click here for a full listing.

BC Athletics Update


Click here to view the 2010 BC football commercial. Join Coach Spaz and the Eagles as they return to the gridiron September 4. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online or by calling 617-552-GoBC. The 2010 home schedule is highlighted by matchups against ACC rivals Virginia Tech, Maryland, Clemson, and Virginia, as well as a visit by archrival Notre Dame. Season tickets start at just $175. Get in on the action by visiting Click here to get your season tickets today!

June 2010

In This Issue

 BC iPhone App
Alumni Participation Challenge
Video Highlights of 2009-10
Woods College Reunion
Upcoming Alumni Events
Featured Alumni
Among Our Newest Alumni
Korea Alumni Gather
Visit Retired Jesuits
National Day of Service
Energy, Environment, Economy
Alumni Travel
Athletics Update

University News

Fr. Butler

John Butler, S.J., STL'06, has been named vice president for University mission and ministry.

More campus news

School News

A scholarship honoring "master mentors" Mary Hogan '57, MEd'61, and James Murphy '58, P'84, '93, two longtime and highly admired faculty members in the Woods College of Advancing Studies, has been established to benefit deserving students. More

On Eagles' Wings

On Eagles' Wings

Submit your prayers and intentions through On Eagles' Wings, an online service provided by the Alumni Association.

Planning an Event?

Connors Center

The Connors Family Retreat and Conference Center is now booking corporate outings, meetings, weddings, and social events. Find out more at

BC Club

BC Club

With more than 2,300 members, the Boston College Club is proud to be Boston's premier private business and social club. Visit the Web site for more information.

Campus Calendar

The McMullen Museum exhibit "Asian Journeys: Collecting Art in Postwar America" ends its run June 6. More

More campus events in June

C21 Corner

C21 Online

C21 Online offers two workshops this summer: "Encountering Jesus in the Scriptures," June 7–18, and "Spiritual Practices," June 21–July 2. For more information, contact Jessica Salefski at or visit

STM Continuing Education

For continuing education opportunities from the School of Theology and Ministry in June, visit

New Benefits and Discounts for BC Alumni

Boston College alumni now join BC employees in being eligible to receive discounts and special promotions with national and local companies, including Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club. For information on these special programs, click here.

Travel Safely

Don't be left stranded—physically or financially. Whether you're taking a short trip within the U.S. or a dream vacation elsewhere in the world, protect yourself and your family with Travel Medical insurance and Trip Protection coverage through the Boston College Alumni Association. For more information or to apply online, visit or call the program administrator at 800-635-7801. Learn more about all of the insurance products by clicking the image below.

Meyer Travel InsuranceClick image for info

Insurance Discounts

As a Boston College alumnus, you may qualify for a special group discount* on your auto, home, and renters insurance from Liberty Mutual. See for yourself how much money you could save with Liberty Mutual compared to your current insurance provider. Call 1-888-393-GOBC (4622) or visit
*Group discounts, other discounts, and credits are available where state laws and regulations allow, and are not available in all states.

Official Reunion Airline

Jet Blue logo

Jet Blue is the official airline for BC's Reunion Weekend 2010, June 4–6. Visit the reunion Web site for updates on all reunion-related activities.

BC Rewards Card

Each purchase on your Boston College Platinum MasterCard® earns you points toward exclusive BC rewards.

BC Rewards CardClick image to apply

Plus, when you use the card at a BC bookstore, you will receive a 10 percent discount on select items.

Rewarding yourself also supports 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 BC alumni.

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