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Lopez Wins Donald Brown Award

Cristian Lopez (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

By Office of News & Public Affairs |

Published: May 22, 2014

Cristian Lopez, who graduated Monday from the Carroll School of Management, was recently announced as this year’s recipient of the Dr. Donald Brown Award, which honors a senior for extraordinary contributions to Boston College, and particularly the AHANA community, in the areas of leadership, service, and academic development.

A native of Lynn, Mass., who studied finance and accounting at the Carroll School, Lopez is the son of El Salvadoran immigrants and the first in his family to graduate college.

His leadership activities at BC included serving as president of the Organization of Latin American Affairs, assistant director of the AHANA Leadership Council and a member of the Freshman Leadership Program and Sankofa Leadership Program. He also was a volunteer tutor and took part in the PULSE Program/Work Force Youth Program.

International experiences were another facet of Lopez’s years at BC. He studied in Madrid, participated in the Arrupe International Immersion Program service trip to Mexico and spent spring break this year in El Salvador learning about microfinance institutions.

Lopez will serve as a preceptor this summer in the Office of AHANA Student Program’s Options Through Education Program, then work for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as a management consultant.

Read an interview with Cristian Lopez as part of the Chronicle’s “Seniors to Remember” feature