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Reconnect 2009

a celebration of the ahana experience

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Launched in 1979, the University’s Office of AHANA Student Programs grew out of the Black Talent Program, which began as a scholarship and recruitment effort in 1968. Today there are an estimated 10,000 AHANA graduates of Boston College. During the weekend of July 16-19, 2009, the University hosted Reconnect, the first-ever reunion of AHANA alumni. More than 600 alumni, family, and friends participated in programs that included panel discussions of issues within the legal, medical, and educational professions; a golf tournament; musical entertainment; and conversations with University administrators. John Mahoney, Jr. ’79, MAT’85, director of undergraduate admission, gave a presentation on the admissions process, and Pat Keating, the University's executive vice president, spoke on the campus master plan. A Saturday night banquet in Corcoran Commons capped the weekend, with talks by President William P. Leahy, SJ, and Julianne Malveaux ’74, MA’76, president of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Slideshow: Scenes from Reconnect 2009

Back Stories: AHANA-related articles from the archives of Boston College Magazine

Primary Sources: Papers, talks, and other archival materials

Additional materials will be included as they become available.