Student News

Student Award Recipients, 2016

2016 Behrakis Essay Prize in Classical Political Thought Timothy McCranor

Mary A. and Katherine G. Finneran Commencement Award - The highest award in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences.
Julie Orenstein

Donald S. Carlisle Award
Edward H. Finnegan, S.J. Memorial Award
Recipient of the 2015 Truman Scholarship

Marrisa Marandola

Fulbright Grant Awards
Richard Balagtas: Research Grant to the Phillipines
Sophia Marseille: English Teaching Grant to S. Africa
Willow Sommer: English Teaching Grant to Germany

Dean’s Scholars Class of 2017
Mackenzie Arnold
Catherine Cole
Konstantinos Karamanakis
James Ledoux
Yi Peng Liu
Jack Massih
Emily Murphy
Justin Prindle
Allison Shely
Hagop Toghramadjian

Dean’s Scholars Class of 2018
Anne Bigler
Brian Bouchard
Lindsay Buckel
Emma Coffey
Elizabeth Crimi
Miriam George
Christopher Latour
Cecilia Milano
Lauren Mushro
Sydney Sullivan
Emma Winters


2015 Truman Scholar
Marissa Marandola is a Gabelli Presidential Scholar and Honors student majoring in Political Science, with minors in American Studies and Management and Leadership. A native of Cranston, Rhode Island, she has interned in the RI Dept. of Attorney General and Family Court and with the RI Center for Freedom and Prosperity, an independent think tank. On campus she is the Editor in chief of Elements, BC's undergraduate research journal, and an executive board member for BC Splash, an organization that seeks to connect disadvantaged high school students with the possibilities offered by higher education. After graduation she plans to pursue a law degree and hopes to become an advocate for children as an education attorney.

Recent graduate and political science major Jessica Sobrino '10 talks to Anderson Cooper in Cairo about the recent turmoil in Egypt.

Political Science major Angela Donkor ’12 has received the 'Spirit of Taylor Michaels' Award at the 2011 Leadership Conference held by the Magic Johnson Foundation (MJF).

Junior political science major Angela Donkor adds the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award to a lengthy list of achievements.

Assistant Professor Peter Krause and recent BC graduate Craig Noyes BA '08, MA '13 published an article in The National Interest on “When Terrorism Works.”