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The Southwest Florida chapter hosts numerous events throughout the year, primarily based in Naples. The Chapter has over 1,800 alumni ranging in graduation years from 1958 to 2019. 


Key Events include:

  • Monthly Luncheons at Brio in Naples (January - April)
  • Football Game Watches at Boston Beer Garden
  • Naples Mass & Brunch 
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration
  • Global Days of Service

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Meet Your Chapter Leaders

Southwest Florida Chapter Leader Diane Van Parys

Diane Van Parys '80

Lives in: Naples, Florida

Major: Political Science

Occupation: Sales and Marketing Executive; Retired from Coca-Cola, other employment was with Mobil Oil-Chemical Division

Favorite BC Memory: Attending the many sporting events, especially BC Hockey.

Why did you get involved in your local Chapter?: I retired and wanted to give back to BC and provide an opportunity for Alumni to come together in SWFL.

What are your local favorites in your city?: For restaurants, I enjoy an eclectic mix! Aqua, Cafe Milano, Boston Beer Garden, Brio and Bravo.

Fun Fact: I won the Senior Week Roadrace for Women at BC in 1980. My running days may be over but I stay active!

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Alumni Staff Liaison

Name: Jonathan Knauer