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Be You, Bravely!

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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 2017-2018 mentors:

Nadia Abuelezam, Assistant Professor, Connell School of Nursing

Kelli Armstrong, Vice President for Planning and Assessment

Kathy Bailey, Associate Professor of the Practice, Political Science & Associate Director, Islamic Civilization and Societies Program

Mary French, Associate Director of Admissions

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

Barb Jones, Vice President of Student Affairs

Joy Moore, Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations

Arissa Oh, Associate Professor of History 

Tracy Regan, Associate Professor of the Practice, Economics

Akua Sarr, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Nanci Tessier, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management