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BC Dedicates Maloney Hall at 21 Campanella Way

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (9-26-11) - Referring to the newly-named Maloney Hall at 21 Campanella Way as a “bridge between middle and lower campus…and an apt metaphor for what Boston College is striving to do,” University President William P. Leahy, S.J., officially honored the generosity and commitment of Nancy and T.J. Maloney ’75, whose family involvement with BC has spanned three generations, by placing the family’s name on the structure in a special dedication ceremony on Sept. 23.

Dedication of Maloney Hall, September 23, 2011
Dedication of Maloney Hall at 21 Campanella Way, September 23, 2011. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

“Bridges need foundations and Boston College is an institution that is firmly anchored in its Jesuit, Catholic heritage, its commitment to intellectual excellence and to being an institution that is engaged,” Fr. Leahy said during the naming ceremony. “We, in our own way, ‘bridge’ students into the contemporary world.

“We have been a bridge for generations of students coming to Boston College to be connected to the wider society,” Fr. Leahy continued. “We also know that through our alumni, we have an impact not only on this local neighborhood and the Greater Boston area, but also nationally and even internationally.”

Constructed in 2002, Maloney Hall at 21 Campanella Way is a five-story, 154,000-square foot building that houses faculty and administrative offices, a dining facility, a University Bookstore annex and the Boston College Police Department headquarters. It is a popular thoroughfare and meeting place for students as they travel from Lower Campus residences to O’Neill Library and other academic buildings on Middle Campus.

“I accept this tremendous honor with the utmost gratitude in the memory of my parents, and on behalf of myself, my wife Nancy, my children and my sisters and our relatives,” T.J. Maloney, a University Trustee, told the audience of several hundred people.

“Honoring our family with the naming of Maloney Hall is a particular honor. All those who know Boston College know the buildings that dominate the campus – Gasson, Bapst, McElroy, Lyons, Devlin, Fulton, O’Neill," he said, buildings named in honor of those who have helped establish and build Boston College into the great institution that it is today. “On behalf of my family,” he said, “I am deeply honored and truly grateful – through frankly overwhelmed – to have our name amongst [that] pantheon.”

T.J. Maloney also acknowledged the late Sidney MacNeil, S.J., for his guidance and encouragement during Maloney’s days as a student. Fr. MacNeil, who served as a teacher and administrator at Jesuit-run Baghdad College in Iraq for many years, was a staff member in the Office of Undergraduate Admission at the time when Maloney was a BC student.

“He always believed in me and always had confidence in me,” he said. “Fr. MacNeil was gentle, positive and supportive influence in my life. In honoring my family today, I feel that we are also honoring, posthumously, Fr. MacNeil and his legacy.”

A native of Boston, T.J. Maloney is president and owner of Lincolnshire Management, a New York-based private equity firm ranked by Fortune magazine among the top five globally. He has served on the advisory board of the Boston College Center for Asset Management and has been a University Trustee since 2009.  He currently serves as co-chair of the Boston College Wall Street Council and the New York Regional Campaign Committee for the University’s ongoing Light the World campaign. Nancy Maloney, a 1975 graduate of Manhattanville College in New York, is an accomplished artist whose works have been exhibited and acclaimed nationally and internationally. She serves on the board for Proctor Academy in Andover, N.H. and supports several local charities in the family’s hometown of Greenwich, Conn.

--Reid Oslin is an associate director in the Office of News & Public Affairs;