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'Happy Birthday, Boston College' Sesquicentennial PSA to Debut Sept. 1

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (8-29-12) -- Investment guru Peter Lynch '65, actor Chris O’Donnell '92, NFL quarterback Matt Ryan '08, distinguished chemistry professor Peter Dervan '67, and social entrepreneur Navyn Salem '94, are among 10 Boston College alumni to extend best wishes to their alma mater in a Sesquicentennial-themed public service announcement (PSA) produced by the Office of News & Public Affairs.

Actor Chris O'Donnell '92 wishes Boston College a happy 150th birthday in the new PSA.

The 30-second PSA, which will make its television debut on September 1 when the Eagles take on the University of Miami on ABC/ESPN, features prominent graduates in a celebratory tribute to Boston College on the occasion of the school’s 150th anniversary.      

"We enlisted the support of some of our leading alumni from a variety of fields in helping Boston College to celebrate this special birthday," said News & Public Affairs Director Jack Dunn. "Their affection for and loyalty to Boston College is clearly demonstrated in this spot."

BC Men’s hockey coach Jerry York '67, Hill Holliday founder Jack Connors '63, T. Rowe Price President of Retirement Planning Services Cynthia Egan '78, Walgreens Divisional Vice President and author Steve Pemberton '89, and Bigelow Tea President Cynthia Bigelow '82, also appear in the PSA, which will be shown during all of Boston College's televised NCAA sporting events this academic year.

The PSA can be previewed here or on BCInfo.


--Office of News & Public Affairs