Our Alumni: Where are they now?
Restaurateur Joe Bastianich ’89, political science and philosophy majors, is a partner at Batali and Bastianich Hospitality Group, which owns 30 Italian-inspired restaurants in the United States and Asia—“from pizza joints,” Bastianich says, “to Del Posto” (which garnered four stars in the New York Times). BC Magazine
Frantz M. Berthaud '08, a Manager for Clinical Growth at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute says that adaptability—the cornerstone of a liberal arts education, will prepare any BC grad to pivot in the ever-changing marketplace and global economy.
From 'awe' to 'ought'
Jesuit education forms students to cultivate 'awe' by finding God in all things, and cultivates a sense of 'ought'ness by calling students to become men and women for others, writes Dennis Carr '11, M.Ed. '13 for the AJCU 'Jesuit Educated' blog, created to celebrate the U.S. visit of the first Jesuit pope.
Bishop Mark O’Connell, J.C.D., a 1986 Boston College alumnus, was ordained by Cardinal Sean O’Malley, O.F.M., Cap. as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston on August 24, the Feast of St. Bartholomew, at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. BC News
WGBH COO Ben Godley announced that Bob Kempf, a BC graduate with a degree in political science and philosophy, will join the Boston public media producer as Vice President for Digital Services. News Release
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences graduate Justin Marceau '00, philosophy major, is the first holder of what is believed to be the nation's first professorship devoted to animal rights.
Michael Petit '05 says the critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills he learned as a philosophy major at BC helped him while serving overseas in the Marine Corps as well as in his current role of Private Wealth Advisor at Goldman, Sachs & Co.