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RISE

Be You, Bravely!

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**IMPORTANT PROGRAMMING NOTE: RISE IS NOW A SPRING SEMESTER, RATHER THAN A FULL YEAR PROGRAM. APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN IN THE LATE FALL.

Rise is a mentor program that matches small groups of women from the senior class with female faculty and staff members to challenge perceived cultural and social norms at BC that affect women's sense of self. Members of the program meet monthly over dinner to reflect on and discuss issues that face Boston College women. Mentors will share different parts of their journeys through short talks to introduce different topics, which include:

  • Navigating friendships/relationships after BC
  • Forging your own path
  • Courage to make difficult decisions 
  • Life post-college
  • Defining success

Below is a list of the Rise 2018-2019 mentors:

Nadia Abuelezam, Assistant Professor, Connell School of Nursing

Kelli Armstrong, Vice President for Planning and Assessment

Kerry Cronin, Associate Director, Lonergan Institute, Philosophy Department

Tiziana Dearing, Professor of the Practice, Graduate School of Social Work & Co-Director, Center for Social Innovation

Rhonda Frederick, Associate Professor, English & African and African Diaspora Studies

Mary French, Associate Director of Admissions

Jocelyn Gates, Senior Associate Athletic Director

Helen Ha, Associate Director, Center for Student Formation

Sarah Hood, Assistant Director, Field Education, Graduate School of Social Work

Regine Jean Charles, Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African Diaspora Studies

Tracy Regan, Associate Professor of the Practice, Economics