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2014 Arts Award Recipients

Boston College Arts Council

Anne Garefino, Alumni Arts Award Recipient 2014
Anne Garefino '81, Alumni Arts Award Recipient 2014

Vice president for University Mission and Ministry Jack Butler, S.J., and Arts & Sciences Dean David Quigly will present the awards. The brief ceremony will be followed by an open reception and celebration, with entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, and a delectable dessert display. Admission is free and open to the public.

2014 Alumni Award

Anne Garefino has been Executive Producer of more than 150 episodes of South Park, now in its 17th season. The show has won numerous awards, including five Emmys, a Peabody Award, and a nod from TV Guide as the tenth Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time. Garefino went on to produce two feature-length films with Parker and Stone, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) and Team America: World Police (2004). Garefino's partnership with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of South Park, expanded into new territory when they teamed up with Hollywood and Broadway producer Scott Rudin and composer/lyricist Robert Lopez (co-creator of the musical Avenue Q) to create The Book of Mormon, which opened on Broadway in March 2011 and is still running. The production won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score, and went on to national and international tours.



2014 Faculty Award

Sullivan Artist-in-Residence Séamus Connolly received the Faculty Award for 2014. Founder and director of the Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture series, Connolly is a faculty member in the Center for Irish Programs. Honored several times throughout his illustrious career with awards such as the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, Connolly most recently received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts last September, the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.


2014 Student Awards


Thomas Amundson ‘15, FINE ARTS

William Gerhardt '14, MUSIC

Margaret Kearnan '14, THEATRE AND ENGLISH

Sara Komorowski '14, COMMUNICATION

David Kunkel '14, ENGLISH

Victoria Mariconti '15, MUSIC




Annie McEwen '14, ART HISTORY

The Arts Council Awards Program recognizes sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have made outstanding contributions to the arts in their disciplines. Students are nominated by faculty and arts professionals on campus.



The Barth Award is given each year at Commencement to one senior from the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences who has made an outstanding contribution to Boston College by participating in the fine or performing arts, such as music, theater, dance, film or other visual media.


2014 Recipient: Jonathan Mott, Music




Faculty award-winner Séamus Connolly, Director of the Irish Music and Dance Program, performs at the 2014 Arts Awards Ceremony.