Alumni Connections
Football coach Jeff Jagodzinski

A focus on faith and family. New football head coach Jeff Jagodzinski will deliver the keynote address at this month's Laetare Sunday, scheduled for March 18. He will share the importance that his faith and family played in his decision to accept the invitation to coach the Eagles. RSVP to Laetare Sunday

Alumni Association News

Hartford volunteers

Alumni volunteers at a recent service project in Hartford

Nominations Sought for 2007 Alumni Awards of Excellence. Each year, the Alumni Association Board of Directors honors 10 alumni who embody the University's motto Ever to Excel. Nominations for the 2007 awards, to be conferred in the fall, are due April 1. Read more

Second Annual BC Alumni National Day of Service. Alumni from across the country will join together on April 21 to be men and women for others. To find out if a chapter near you is participating, visit the chapter Websites.

Alumni in the News

Scott Fifer

Scott Fifer JD 87

Rev. Anthony Chiaramonte PhD ’83 has a support group for families of soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. More

Tamra Gormley ’85 is running for family court judge of Scott, Woodward, and Bourbon counties in Kentucky. More

Scott Fifer JD ’87 is the director of the TunaHAKI Foundation, which provides shelter to children of AIDS victims in Africa. More

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My Favorite Professor

Al Duhamel

The late P. Albert Duhamel.
Photo courtesy of The History of Boston College by Charles Donovan, SJ (1990)

By Kevin J. Donovan '78

The late Professor Al Duhamel, longtime Shakespearean in BC's English Department, was an inspiration to me and more. He helped set me on the career path I've followed for the last 28 years, one which I've found to be enormously satisfying.

In 1977-78, I was a senior English major intending to go to law school, not because I felt any real calling to the legal profession but because I wasn't sure what else to do with my life. The two semesters of Shakespeare I took from Prof. Duhamel were life-changing. Not only did I fall in love with the plays, but watching him teach in his witty, urbane, highly professional manner, I would think to myself, "Now that would be a fine way to earn a living!" Read more

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Networking Night for Alumni in the Arts

NYC networking event

A networking night for alumni in the arts attracted more than 120 aspiring artists

On February 11, more than 120 actors and producers, artists and gallery owners, writers and filmmakers gathered for an evening of networking at a contemporary photography gallery owned by Michael Foley '84 and a performance by Saturday Night Live star Amy Poehler '93. The Networking Night for BC Alumni in the Arts came about thanks to a partnership between the New York City Chapter of the BC Alumni Association and the Boston College Arts Council.

"Making connections and finding opportunities in the arts and entertainment industry can be quite a challenge," notes Arts Council Project Director Cathi Ianno Fournier. "The BC arts community is growing, and we wanted to help facilitate possibilities for collaboration."

Alum Michael Foley graciously offered his gallery for the reception. Foley opened the gallery in the fall of 2004 after 15 years of working at other photography galleries in New York... Read more

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Alumni Services

As a Boston College graduate, you are able to take advantage of a whole range of benefits, including discounted auto insurance, life insurance, and medical insurance, as well as loan consolidation, the BC Rewards Platinum MasterCard, and satellite radio services.

Alumni Programs

Career Services
Classes / Reunions
Lifelong Learning
Newton College
Travel / Study
Service & Spirituality

Got ideas for programs or services you'd like us to consider? Contact a member of our staff.

Call for Volunteers

The Alumni Association is currently seeking volunteers for a variety of board committees and community service projects. If you are interested in getting involved, join us on Friday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the McMullen Museum of Art to learn more about the types of volunteer opportunities available, and to see the new Belgian art exhibit A New Key. For more information about volunteering, or to RSVP for the reception on March 16, contact the Alumni Relations Office.


march 2007

In this issue

Alumni Association News
Alumni In the News
My Favorite Professor
Career Networking
Alumni Services
Alumni Programs
Call for Volunteers

Boston College News

BC biologists discover that a high-fat, low-carb diet designed to treat epileptic children may also fight brain cancer.

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Featured Website

Dialogue, an academic essay journal, features essays that tie intellectual thought to everyday experience.

Regional Events

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A Campus Calendar

Alumni Events

56th Annual Laetare Sunday, Sunday, March 18, 9:30 a.m., Conte Forum, RSVP to or register online.

Sunday River Ski Trip, Friday, March 9, to Sunday, March 11. From $300 per person, depending on lodging. Proceeds go towards the BC Alumni Legacy Scholarship Fund.


Jonathan Lethem Reading from His Fiction, a Lowell Humanities Series program with the winner of the 1999 National Book Critics Circle Award and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship "genius grant." Tuesday, March 20, 8:30 p.m., Gasson 100

Lectures and Discussions

6th Annual Prophetic Voices of the Church Lecture, sponsored by Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, with Rev. Professor Peter Gomes, Memorial Church, Harvard University. Thursday, March 15, 8:30 p.m., The Heights Room, Corcoran Commons.

Achieving Bipartisanship: The Challenge for National Leadership, panel discussion with Senator John Kerry, Congressman Bobby Scott, and other national political leaders from the Law School. Monday, March 19, 10 a.m., East Wing Room 115, Law School, Newton Campus.

Bioethics and Catholic Conscience, the Annual LaBrecque Medical Ethics Lecture, with Dr. Edmund Pelligrino, of Georgetown University and chairman of the national Presidential Bioethics Commission. Thursday, March 22, 8 p.m., Cushing 001.

Talk by Ambassador Barbara Bodine, who has spent much of her 30-year diplomatic career in the Middle East, most recently as coordinator of post-conflict reconstruction of Iraq and as U.S. ambassador to Yemen. Thursday, March 29, 5:30 p.m., Devlin 008.


BC bOp! Presents 'Major League bOp!', The University's elite jazz band guarantees "a solid groove and no foul balls." Saturday, March 17, 9 p.m., Robsham Theater.

More campus events

Spiritual Renewal Online

Looking to make the most of Lent? C21 Online is offering a new course, "Spirituality Matters," featuring video with Fr. Michael Himes and a book by Dolores Leckey. The 4-week course begins March 5. More info

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