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Past Academic Convocations

First Year Experience

 

2018: Dave Evans

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Dave Evans
Designing Your Life book cover

 

2017: Lev Golinkin

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Lev Golinkin speaking at the podium at the 2017 First Year Convocation
Book cover of A Backpack, A Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka

 

2016: Steve Pemberton

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Steve Pemberton speaking at the podium at the 2016 First Year Convocation
Book cover of A Chance in the World

 

2015: David Brooks

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David Brooks speaking at the podium at the 2015 First Year Convocation
Book cover of "The Road to Character" by David Brooks

 

2014: Dave eggers

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Dave Eggers speaking at a podium for First Year Academic Convocation
Book cover of "The Circle" by Dave Eggers

 

2013: Bill Strickland

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Bill Strickland on stage at the first year academic convocation
Book cover: Make the Impossible Possible, by Bill Strickland

 

2012: Dan Barry

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Dan Barry signing students' books at the 2012 Academic Convocation
Book cover of "Bottom of the 33rd" by Dan Barry

 

2011: Colum McCann

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Colum McCann speaking at first year academic convocation
Book cover: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

 

2010: Daniel Wolff

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Daniel Wolff speaking at first year academic convocation
Book cover: How Lincoln Learned to Read by Daniel Wolff

 

2009: Ann Patchett 

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Ann Patchet talking to students
Book cover of Run, by Ann Patchet

 

2008: J.R. Moehringer

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J.R. Moehringer speaking at First Year Academic Convocation
Book cover, The Tender Bar, by J.R. Moehringer

 

2007: Jeanette Walls

Jeannette Walls speaking at first year academic convocation
Book cover: The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls

 

2006: Senator John McCain

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John McCain speaking at Boston College
Book Cover: Lives of Moral Leadership by Robert Coles

 

2005: Senator Barack Obama

Barack Obama at first year academic convocation
Book cover, Dream From My Father by Barack Obama

 
The Inaugural First Year Academic Convocation

2004: Dr. Paul Farmer and Tracy Kidder 

Dr. Paul Farmer and Tracy Kidder speaking at first year academic convocation
Book cover, Mountain Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

 


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Videos of Academic Convocation speeches are available upon request via bcfye@bc.edu.