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eColloquia Newsletter

Dean Kenny

Alumni and friends,

Greetings from Campion Hall!

Last month, our community celebrated the graduation of 188 undergraduates and 417 master’s and doctoral students in the class of 2012. I reflected during this time on the achievements of our remarkable students and faculty, and the signal contributions our alumni have made to educational and social change in local, national, and international arenas. Read more »

Pratyusha Tummala-Narra

Tummala-Narra brings immigration report to Capitol Hill

“There are many gaps in research with immigrant populations that really need to be filled,” says Pratyusha Tummala-Narra. To stock some of those gaps and influence immigration policy, she served on the American Psychological Association’s six-member 2011 Presidential Task Force on Immigration. In May, Tummala-Narra and fellow task force members presented their key findings to House and Senate leaders working on immigration policies. Read more »

Thaly Germain

Lynch Leadership Academy taps its director

Thaly Germain joined Boston College June 1 as director of the Lynch Leadership Academy, a partnership between the Lynch School and the Carroll School of Management that trains and supports leaders of Catholic, charter, and district urban schools. Germain came to Boston College from New Leaders, a national nonprofit organization that develops transformational school leaders. She has taught at public and charter schools and served as principal of the Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. Read more »

panel discussion

Lynch School and Council for Women team up for an evening

Six Boston College alumni shared their career insights and experiences during a panel discussion at a March 29 alumni networking event co-sponsored by the Lynch School and the Council for Women of Boston College. The panel, “Career Paths and Journeys as Told by Boston College Alumni,” featured comments from Amy Chapman ’04, M.A. ’05, C.A.E.S. ’11, Kathleen Clements ’82, Angela Crispi ’85, MarieElena McGonigle ’96, M.Ed. ’98, Susan Santoro ’74, and A&S alumna Linda Dowling Almeida ’77, M.A. ’79. Boston College Trustee and LSOE alumna Sue Shea ’76 hosted the event, which drew more than 70 students and alumni. Pictured left to right: Linda Dowling Almeida, Amy Chapman, and Kathleen Clements. Read more »

Lynch student leaders

Lynch School students Jesus Damian Baeza ’12, Claire Geruson ’13, Yini Guan ’14, Allison McQueen ’14, Conor Sullivan ’13, and Irza Torres ’12 were among 14 undergraduates honored April 30 at the Student Programs Office’s 34th annual Student Leadership Awards. The awards recognize contributions to co-curricular life, exemplary student leadership through service, and a demonstrated commitment to Boston College and student formation. View interviews »

Faculty news

“Without a strong and relentless focus on what we call ‘professional capital,’ U.S. policymakers will continue to miss lessons from other countries about how they produce teacher fulfillment and effectiveness, and to misread signs here at home,” Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education Andy Hargreaves and co-author Michael Fullan argue in their new book, Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School, published by Teachers College Press in March. Read more » 

Assistant Professor Mandy Li was awarded the 2011 American Educational Research Association Division D Outstanding Quantitative Dissertation Award, the 2012 American Psychological Association Division 5 Distinguished Dissertation Award, and the 2012 Brenda Loyd Dissertation Award from the National Council on Measurement in Education for her dissertation in the field of educational measurement. Read more »

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Alumni notes

Gregory D. Manne ’12 and Dorine Yang ’12 were awarded Fulbright grants to spend a year overseas as English Teaching Assistants who help teach English language while serving as U.S. cultural ambassadors. Manne will spend the year in Spain, while Yang will move to Malaysia.

Mandy Savitz-Romer, Ph.D. ’04, and colleague Suzanne M. Bouffard co-authored Ready, Willing, and Able: A Developmental Approach to College Access and Success (Harvard Education Press, 2012). Savitz-Romer was also featured in Education Week.

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In memoriam

A memorial service will be held for Lynch School graduate student Kelsey Rennebohm on June 28 at 4 p.m. at Boston College. Read more »