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Swimming upstream The true story of the snail darter case and what it accomplished By Zygmunt J. B. Plater

Table of Contents

54 Alumni News & Notes 56 Class Notes 1930s, 1940s 1950s 1960s

1970s 1980s 1990s

2000s 2010s Graduate schools

61 Alumni Profile: Bill McQueeney ’57 75 Alumni Profile: Carolyn Jeziorski, MEd’97 77 Alumni Profile: Michael Motyl ’01 80 Obituaries 82 Light the World Campaign News

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We’re Not Done Yet


alumni, parents, and friends around the world celebrated the University’s 150th anniversary this year by doing what Eagles do best: making a difference. The result? An incredible 451,077 meals were packed for hungry families. But, we’re not done yet. Our journey continues as we bring BC on the Road: Eagles for Others to more cities this year. To learn more, visit

How would you sum up your 150 on the Road experience?

This was by far the best BC community project imaginable. I truly hope that there will be more events like this to come.” —Adam Fuss ’01

University President William P. Leahy, S.J., with Isabel O’Malley as she delivers meal packets to the sealing station in Los Angeles.

I brought my five children to this event and as a family we figured we probably fed close to 5,000 people— that really impacted us!” —Mary Jane Pecze ’85



Neenan Society Holiday Party Boston College celebrates its most dedicated young donors and their commitment to the University.

alumni events DECEMBER


Winter Wonderland Alumni, families, and parents will gather at the Cadigan Alumni Center for a day of seasonal activities and a festive photo with Santa.


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Celebration of Young Alumni Service BC honors some of its best young volunteers at this special reception.

Learn more or register for these and other Alumni Association events at 54 alumni news

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Pops Concert Smashes Fundraising Records


ops on the Heights: the Barbara and Jim Cleary Scholarship Gala, which was held in Conte Forum on Sept. 27, eclipsed all previous fundraising records. This year’s gala raised $4.2 million, which provides scholarships for 170 BC students. The much-loved BC tradition once again brought to the Heights the renowned Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, led by maestro Keith Lockhart, who performed with this year’s special guest star, Katharine McPhee. The soldout crowd was treated to a night of melodies and memories all in the name of providing much-needed financial aid to our talented young men and women.

Katharine McPhee and the Boston Pops wowed the soldout crowd in Conte Forum.

AHANA Alumni Leadership Summit Lays Groundwork for New Council In mid-October, Boston College AHANA (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, AsianAmerican, and Native American) alumni gathered at the Heights to discuss with University leaders the development of the AHANA Alumni Advisory Council. The daylong summit offered attendees the opportunity to share their aspirations for the council’s goals as well as to discuss strategies for engaging their fellow BC graduates. “Our goal in hosting the summit was to spark thoughtful conversation among our AHANA alumni and, to that end, this was an incredibly successful day,” said Joy Haywood Moore ’81, H’10, associate vice president

for alumni relations. “I think I speak for everyone when I say it was a day filled with great optimism about the significant impact the AHANA Advisory Council will have at Boston College.”

Learn more about the AHANA Advisory Council at

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Correspondent: John M. Callahan 3 Preacher Road Milton, MA 02186; 617-698-2082 Greetings, classmates of 1941: I hope everyone is doing well. At this time of the year, I can’t help but reflect on the wonderful memories of our days at Boston College. Next week marks the beginning of the 2013 BC Eagles football season. It seems hard to believe that 72 years have passed since we graduated from our beloved alma mater. As an annual football season ticket holder, I was fortunate to watch numerous games from the 50-yard line alongside my beautiful wife, Mary. Now, like many of us, I will be watching with just as much enthusiasm from my electric-powered recliner. So in that spirit, may God bless our team and bring them to many victories. Go, BC! • AMDG. Editor’s note: With deep sadness, we report the passing of John Callahan who had served faithfully as your correspondent for the last 12 years. Jack slipped away peacefully in the company of his family on September 30. A retired FBI special agent and the first director of security for the Massachusetts Lottery, Jack was also a great baseball player and was inducted into the Boston Park League Hall of Fame in 1987. He leaves 6 children—Mary Byron of Milton; Julie Callahan-Healey of Florida; J. Michael ’65, JD’68, of Hanover; Patricia of Milton; James of Quincy; and Edmond of Scituate—as well as 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

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Correspondent: John C. Fitzgerald 22 Joyce Road Hyde Park, MA 02136-3807; 617-364-2309 There is no news from the Alumni Association, and that is just as well, since it is usually sad. There was no anniversary luncheon in June. This great class is still alive and active and does have news. Therefore, I called those classmates who have been present at our alumni functions. • First on the list, as always: Charlie Ahern. Charlie is still driving and is the senior usher at St. Camillus Parish, where he has been serving since 1959 and passing the offertory basket with the best of them. He is now enjoying the company in his big empty house of a son and his wife, who are retired and moved from Maryland to be with dad. • Next, I reached Gerry Joyce, who resides in Fuller Village in Milton, a very fine independent living facility. He has survived 10 different heart incidents, which must be the sign of a very strong muscle and good doctors. Gerry is the reigning patriarch of a long line of siblings, children, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews who are BC alumni. • I found Frank Mahoney, MEd’54, at home; he is still driving and attending daily Mass. He did have a bout in the hospital recently but is fine now. He

and wife Rita are now grandparents, for the first time, of an extremely talented child—I have to take his word for this. Also, this child could, someday, be a fifth-generation BC alumnus, since Frank’s father was a member of the Class of 1913. • After a few attempts, I reached Charlie Sullivan. He resides at Brooksby Village in Peabody, a retiree facility with many enhancements. He uses many of these for exercise to maintain his health. Charlie still drives and is a daily communicant in various churches nearby. He enjoys having different celebrants and homilies. • As for me, I no longer drive per doctor’s orders, and to the relief of my family. I had been attending daily Mass until this restriction and now enjoy the daily Mass on CatholicTV. A blessing. Peg and I celebrated our 60th anniversary in April with our 8 children and 16 grandchildren, thanking God for our reasonably good health. • I had an email from Janet Stiles, daughter of our deceased classmate, Richard Stiles. She enjoys keeping aware of our class activities. • By the time you see these notes, we will be into the season of Advent, so I wish all a blessed Christmas and a happy, healthy 2014.

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Correspondent: Ernest E. Santosuosso 73 Waldron Road Braintree, MA 02184; 781-848-3730

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1944 reunion year

Correspondent: Gerard L. Kirby PO Box 1493 Duxbury, MA 02331; 781-934-0229 Just when I thought it had run its course, the shout-out seems to have been revitalized once more, this time by a call from Charlie Jacobs. Charlie, as you will remember, was an accounting major in the business school. He made good use of his education: After a successful stint at Price Waterhouse, he became the CFO at St. Margaret’s and then at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Five years ago, Charlie retired and decided to move to Minneapolis, where his son lives. A happy turn, all around. So, Charlie, you have inspired me to shout out again—this time to you, John F. Walsh, Tom Joyce, and Norm Pheeney. What are you all up to, and how do you spend your days? • A short time ago, I had a call from Bob Foley’s wife, Peggy, who told me that Bob had died some months ago. What a startling surprise! Bob and I go back to the early, carefree teen years in Hull, where we spent our summers; to BC High; and of course to BC. And Bob was always a regular at the luncheons hosted by Msgr. Bill McInnes, MA’51, STL’58. It seems that Bob fell and never recovered from the fall. And now I bring this sad news to you. Belated condolences to Peggy and the rest of Bob’s family. • And on the same sad note, there is the more recent loss of our friend Bill Dunn this past May. Bill gave a great deal of energy to the 56 class notes

theater at BC and shared his talents with many BC audiences. It is so sad not to have both of these fine friends still among us. • Peace.

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Correspondent: David Hern 40 Landseer Street West Roxbury, MA 02132-2915; 617-325-6827 Class Treasurer Emeritus Jack McCarthy and wife Mary Lou have moved from their longtime home in West Newton and are now living in Wayland. • Bob Gildea of Arlington called to inquire about his classmates in the so-called ’45-II group, who caught up with the class that entered BC a year earlier. Bob is handicapped with failing eyes and other ailments. He received a master’s degree from Brown and worked for years as an engineer with many major companies. The graduates from ’45-II have inadvertently been shortchanged in this space, and if some of them would send some news, that oversight will be corrected. • Joe Karpinski, of Auburn, NY, a noted maxillofacial surgeon who started his extensive dental studies at Creighton University, is among our most traveled classmates. Joe has visited 93 countries and all seven continents. He devoted much time to getting and bringing medical supplies to Poland in the early years of the Communist regime. Joe had many audiences with Pope John Paul II and was made a Knight of the Black Madonna at Jasna Góra. • The class lost Leo McGrath in late August. He and wife Alice had been living with a daughter in Franklin for a while. Leo was an engineer on several significant projects and was active with our class. Paul Paget, MSW’49, a Boston Latin classmate of Leo as well; Tom Loftus; and Buddy Graustein were among classmates at the wake and/or funeral. • Also, on March 26, we lost attorney Richard Scott of Scituate and Naples, FL. Richard received his JD from BC Law in 1948.

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Correspondent: Richard J. Fitzgerald PO Box 171 North Falmouth, MA 02556; 508-563-6168

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Correspondent: Timothy C. Buckley 41 Birchwood Lane Lincoln, MA 01773; 781-257-5221 Three of our classmates have died in the past months. Please remember them and their loved ones in your prayers. May they rest in peace. • Matthew N. Keleher passed away in Green Harbor on December 29, 2012. The husband of the late Carol (Bohn), he leaves

3 children and 10 grandchildren. He was the business manager of two construction companies and served in the Navy during World War II. • Henry J. Michalewicz of Windsor Locks, CT, died on March 11, 2013. He leaves his wife, Eileen, to whom he was married for 60 years. He is survived by his seven children and six grandchildren. He was an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and a member of the VFW. He retired from Hartford Insurance after 52 years; was an adjunct professor at Holyoke Community College, where he taught both mathematics and physics; and was a faithful communicant of St. Robert Bellarmine Church. • John D. Muse Sr. died in Portland, ME, on October 11, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine, in 1983 and a son, State Representative Kevin Muse, in 2004. John has four surviving children, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School and played on its championship football team, earning the nickname “The Rock of Gibraltar.” After serving in the Navy during World War II, he attended BC and played on the football team. John worked for US Gypsum for over 20 years. In the early 1970s, he started Down East Gypsum, from which he later retired. He remained a strong athlete throughout his life. John was a people person who loved to share his Irish wit as a storyteller. • Your correspondent needs your help acquiring information for our Class Notes. If you have any news items of interest, please email them to me at buckbirch@ or call 781-257-5221.

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1949 reunion year

Correspondent: John J. Carney 227 Savin Hill Avenue Dorchester, MA 02125; 617-825-8283 I’m sitting here on a summer evening just before Labor Day. The fog has rolled in across Dorchester Bay and onto the sandy beaches adjacent to our home in beautiful Savin Hill by the sea. I have only a few things to report on for this season’s Class Notes. • While reading the Boston Globe on August 20, I was sadly made aware that our dear friend Bernie Burke ’50, who was the captain of the 1949 Eagles NCAA championship hockey team, had passed away. Bernie, as you may remember, was a marvelous goalie. In the obituary, there were quotes from several of his classmates from the Class of 1950 and other former teammates from that stellar team of champions, the first Boston College winners of the NCAA Frozen Four national championship. Bernie, along with other teammates from the ’49 season, was a founder of BC’s Pikes Peak Club. He was a member of the 1950 U.S. national team that won a silver medal at the World Championships, and in the following year, he began his 20 seasons as freshman coach at BC. After his wife died in 2011, Bernie moved to Albany to a senior living community to be closer to his family. Bernie will be remembered not only for his tremendous athletic performances, but also for his wonderful sense of humor and his intimate memory of his BC days. Our sincerest condolences are extended to his family and to all those who remember him from his tenure

at Boston College. • On a lighter note, I was very pleasantly surprised, while at the doctor’s office for a checkup, to bump into Carol and Donald McA’Nulty. We had a pleasant chat, and both appeared hale and hearty. Donald and Carol were seminar leaders at the Institute for Learning in Retirement, founded by Mary and the late Joe Dowd when Joe was president of the Alumni Association board. Donald and Carol were very active at the institute, as were the late Bill Flaherty, our former class president; Bill’s wife, Eileen; Ernie Ciampa and his late wife, Margaret; and yours truly and my wife, Madelyn. • I myself am returning from a short two-week sojourn at Mount Auburn Hospital in the ICU and am looking forward to a vacation from that “vacation” to last quite a while. • Best regards to all, with my constant invitation to you to please, please, please send us a note or make that call. • I wish you all the best of health, peace, and happiness in these intervening late summer and early autumn weeks. • AMDG.

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Correspondent: Bob Chandler 43 Pine Hill Road Chelmsford, MA 01824; 978-449-9720 Editor’s note: We would like to thank Ed Brady for his excellent service writing this column for the past two years. We now welcome Bob Chandler, MSW’52, as the new correspondent for the Class of 1950. Please send news you would like to share with classmates to Bob at the above address. • Bill McCarthy, a former member of the BC football team, ran into fellow teammate Dick McBride ’52 in Florida recently. Bill proved his skill on the golf course as he scored an 86, beating his age of 87. He also hit a hole in one on a par 3! • It is remarkable that, 13 years after our 50th anniversary, we can still get a nucleus of classmates together each summer for a golf outing. This year’s scramble took place on June 10 at Squirrel Run Golf and Country Club in Plymouth. Despite the difficulties that come along with age, some classmates proved that they could still swing and, better yet, hit the ball. In attendance were Gerry Daly, Warren Lewis, John Fisher, Gerry Curtis, Jack Farrell, Bill Logue, Ted Quinn, Richard Burke, and several guests. Gerry Daly’s efforts to organize the day were greatly appreciated, and he was rewarded, yet again, with ideal weather. The winning foursome consisted of Gerry Curtis, Jack, Bill, and Ted. The Closest to the Pin award went to John. • Unfortunately, spring 2013 yielded many deaths of our fellow classmates. While space restrictions preclude doing justice to each them, those we lost are John Bane, of Salem, an Army Air Corps veteran and former office administrator for Shell Oil, on April 7; Francis Brennan, of Dennis Port, a BC High alumnus and an award-winning employee of Ford Motor Co., on May 20; James Collins, of Cotuit, a Navy veteran of World War II and longtime employee of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, on May 22, one month after the passing of his wife, Helene (McGrath); Edward Colman, of Venice, FL, a Navy lieutenant in the Korean War and retired superintendent of schools, on April 22; James Cronin, of Weymouth, a Double Eagle and an educator in the Boston

Public Schools for some 30 years, on April 2; George Fall, of Peabody, a cum laude graduate of BC and recipient of the class medal for the highest grade in theology, on April 30; Arnold Fitzpatrick of Arlington, a Coast Guard veteran of World War II and an insurance company executive, on March 17; Francis Kasuba, of Milton, a World War II veteran and a physician at Carney and Milton Hospitals, on April 30; Richard Kinchla, of Falmouth, captain of the BC golf team and member of the BC Varsity Club Hall of Fame, on April 21; Walter Lang, of Harwich, a Korean War veteran and an engineer, on June 11; Daniel Leo “D. Leo” Monahan, of Belmont, a newspaperman and a member of the NHL Hall of Fame, on March 27; Kenneth Moore, of Osterville, an Army Air Force and Navy Air Corps veteran and president of Kravco South in Boca Raton, on April 1; Double Eagle Eugene Lee “Lee” Muller, a semiprofessional hockey player and an advertising and investment executive, on April 15; Triple Eagle Joseph Nolan, JD’54, of Belmont, a retired justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, on April 23; Richard Travers, of Danvers, a Coast Guard veteran of World War II, an accountant, and an electrician, on April 9; and Richard Weigler, STB’58, of Venice, FL, a school principal, on February 2.

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NC 1950–53

Correspondent: Ann Fulton Coté NC’53 11 Prospect Street Winchester, MA 01890; 781-729-8512 Summer will be long over when you read these notes, but I still wish to express my hope that you were able to spend a brief interlude doing what you always loved to do during the long, warm days of the season. As I write these notes, I am only a few days home after spending time on Mt. Desert Island in Maine. There, I could travel across water to mountains as I read on the deck, but the greatest joy came from watching my going-on-12 granddaughter enthralled with her 9-month-old twin cousins, whom she had not seen since they were a month old. • Sadly I report the deaths of Elaine Cortelli Crawley NC’51 on April 9 and Elisa McDonald NC’51 on June 2. Many of you will remember Elisa’s beautiful singing at the liturgy of our cluster reunion in 2000. Let us pray for these classmates and their families.

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Correspondent: James Derba Brookhaven at Lexington 1010 Waltham Street Lexington, MA 02421; 781-538-6502 We have lost our classmate and friend Donald Gibbons, who passed away on August 27 after a brief but brave battle with cancer. His daughter Donna Sullivan wrote to provide a few details: “Don graduated from St. Sebastian’s high school in Needham before receiving honors as a merchant mariner in the U.S. Coast Guard. Don was proud to serve his country, just like his two brothers, and

was at sea during World War II. He went on to earn a degree in marketing from Boston College.  After moving to Washington DC and meeting his wife, Barbara, he worked as an entrepreneur and as a publisher of magazines for many years.  He loved Boston College and was an avid Eagles fan right to the end.” • Bill Casey, MA’52, retired from Fitchburg State University and is very involved in community affairs. He will be featured in a book about Fitchburg’s most influential citizens. Bill still keeps in touch with classmate Paul Bossi. • Your reporter is happy to hear that both January ’47 sectionmates are well and active. There’s plenty of room left in the column—let’s hear from more classmates!

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Correspondent: Frank McGee 1952 Ocean Street Marshfield, MA 02050; 781-834-4690 In 1948, many of our classmates came to BC from BC High, and in this context, I thought that now, in 2013, they would like to know that John McIntyre, SJ, MA’57, PhL’57, has completed 60 years in the Society of Jesus. Fr. McIntyre entered the Society in 1952 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1963. After completing studies at BC and the University of Toronto, he earned a JCL and a JCD from Catholic University in Washington DC. He taught at Holy Cross, Fairfield University, and St. Paul’s University in Ottawa, and he also served as a judge in the Archdiocesan Regional Tribunal. George Gallant passed this note along to me. Another name no doubt familiar to all of us is that of J. Donald Monan, SJ, H’96, former president and now chancellor of Boston College; Fr. Monan recently completed 70 years in the Society. • As you may know, our new class officers are Joe O’Shaughnessy, president; Bruce Desrosiers, first VP; Paul Nolan, second VP; Jim Callahan, treasurer; and Tom Megan, assistant treasurer. I will continue to serve as publications secretary. (In this regard, I would truly appreciate any information you could send concerning your families or classmates. My contact information appears above.) • By the time this column appears, the annual Mass for deceased classmates will have been held on October 10, with Fr. Hugh O’Regan celebrating Mass in Trinity Chapel on Newton Campus. At the luncheon following the Mass, the late Roger Connor will be honored, and outgoing president Charlie Barrett, LLD’55, will also be honored and thanked for his leadership. Charlie is a retired justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, where he served with distinction. (On a personal note, I want to apologize for failing to note earlier the passing of his wife, Marie, this past January.) In our next column, I will report details of the October event. • Finally, the names of Fr. McIntyre and Fr. Monan and their years of following Christ brings to mind a story I would like to share here. Shortly after the Berlin  Wall came down, I was fortunate to be a member of a team of four Boston Police officers who went to five cities in Poland to discuss the functions of police unions in a democratic society. While in the city of

Szczecin, we were invited to the home of then Bishop (later Cardinal) Kazimierz Majda´nski. He related to us that on September 1, 1939, he was a seminarian in Warsaw when the Nazis invaded. All the seminarians were rounded up, and he spent the next five years in Dachau and Sachsenhausen. I asked him how he survived, and he told me that at the end of each day, he would picture in his mind the image of Christ on the cross and then say to himself that what he was going through was nothing compared to what Christ experienced on the cross. How thankful we should be for men like McIntyre, Monan, Majda´nski, and the thousands of clergy who have devoted their lives in service to others.

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Correspondent: Jim Willwerth 19 Sheffield Way Westborough, MA 01581; 508-366-5400 Peg Burke Crawford checked in with news that the 60th anniversary was enjoyed by Connell School of Nursing grads Mary Parrish Bacon, Anne Saunders Fitzgerald, and Peg. Izzy Butkiewicz had planned to attend, but inclement weather in Connecticut forced her to stay home.  With any luck, more Connell classmates will make it to the gathering planned for the fall. • Class president Bob Willis sent me a reminder about our memorial Mass on November 3, held in conjunction with the alumni Mass, which will have taken place by the time you read this. We hope many of you were able to attend. • Isaac’s Restaurant overlooking Plymouth Harbor was the site this year for the annual summer gathering of Maureen and Joe Tower, Bob McCarthy and his Maureen, and Mary and Jim Willwerth. This year, we were joined by Jean and Paul Murray, who have moved back to the mainland. Our 60th anniversary celebration, which we all attended, was the center of discussion. All agreed it was a great event. • I heard recently from Dick Horan, who is still excited about our 60th reunion and the fact that 190 classmates (51 percent of the class) contributed $2,295,885 to the class gift. A very successful campaign! • The following is part of a note I received from John McPhail. The complete message is posted on the online community. John writes: “I recently enjoyed lunch with Fr. Larry Drennan, a pal since the seventh grade in Medford. The reunion was among the many things we discussed. Larry said it was one of the best he’s ever attended, and I think he’s made most of them. I mentioned that your thoughtful summary in the Summer issue of Boston College Magazine was especially interesting since it included names of classmates I hadn’t thought of in many years. A good example is Dave Morrissey, MA’60, STL’65, who was a classmate and friend at St. Clement High way back in 1949. Dave was always a charming guy, full of genuine laughter and a love of life. It would have been fun to see Dave again. I suggested to Larry that what might make compelling news for future issues of your Class Notes column, especially at this late stage of our lives, is an occasional remembrance of classmates who passed on at a too-early age.” 58 class notes

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reunion year class participation goal: 172 Correspondent: John Ford 45 Waterford Drive Worcester, MA 01602; 508-755-3615 As we head toward our 60th reunion next spring, activity is under way to plan the event. If asked in 1954 whether we planned to be alive in 2014, most of us would have considered it a bridge too far off to even contemplate. Since we are too old to party for several days, we will be organizing a Reunion Weekend luncheon on Saturday, May 31, 2014. We will gather in the beautiful new Cadigan Alumni Center on the grounds of what was once the cardinal’s residence. Classmates can participate in other Reunion Weekend events, but they will not be a formal part of our 60th reunion event. As was the case five years ago, Lou Totino, MBA’65, is heading the committee that will be asking all classmates to contribute to our class gift. Be generous; we got a lot out of our BC education. • Unfortunately, Jim Coughlin and his wife, Mary Jean, were in a very serious car accident on July 9. They both sustained injuries, with Jim’s being the more serious. He was in the hospital for a while and then in rehab, but it is a pleasure to report that Jim is now home and getting around. • Since last writing, we learned of the death of Ed Zmijewski. His daughter Jeanie ’93 called to tell me that Ed passed on May 28. Jeanie’s sister Mary ’84 also attended BC. We have lost Joe Lonergan (last December) and Francis Russo (in February), as well. Also, while I was typing this column, I received an email from classmate Jim Harnedy telling me of the death of Bob Hasenfus on August 17. Bob and Jim were longtime “down Mainers.” • I spoke with Jim O’Halloran recently. Jim is in good health, and although no longer working, he stays active by, among other things, serving on the boards of two corporations. • Ed Smith and I exchanged emails in June. Ed had just returned from Ireland (he has been there more times than St. Patrick). Reflecting on life since we both left Somerville, Ed wrote: “I am amazed that I have five children over 50 and eight over 40. Where does the time go?” I think we all wonder about that, Ed. • Send news.

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NC 1954 reunion year Correspondent: Mary Helen FitzGerald Daly

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A newsy letter from Joan Baxter Fogarty told of her family’s weeklong vacation in July in Newport, RI (her hometown).  In attendance were 12 of her 15 grandchildren, her four daughters and their husbands, and one of her two sons and his wife.  Her sister Alice, who shares an apartment with Joan in a retirement community in Burke, VA, was there too. Two adjacent houses provided plenty of space for the group.  The family spent the week doing their favorite things: “Dinner on Ocean

Drive, chowder at The Black Pearl, shopping for sweatshirts and souvenirs on the busy wharves, an evening sail on Narragansett Bay, lots of lobster and clam cakes, and sunny afternoons on Second Beach, our favorite spot in possibly the whole world,” she writes. Joan noted that the weather was beautiful, as were the views—from the rooftop deck of the house—of the Cliff Walk, First Beach, and the Newport-Jamestown bridge.  The week provided happy memories for everyone. • Mary Evans  Bapst said in her email that Geneva, Switzerland, had experienced an extremely hot July, and she was looking forward to cooler weather. Mary hosted a young woman intern to the Holy See Mission to the UN in Geneva, and she enjoyed the visit.  • This past summer, instead of enjoying their boats, Delma Sala  Fleming  and her family went to Europe.  She said they had an unhurried, relaxing trip, stopping in Frankfurt to visit a granddaughter, then going on to Rome and Paris. They all returned to Puerto Rico in July to celebrate Delma’s significant birthday. The family put together two special gifts for her.  One was a diary that was divided into two parts: The first part contained important and significant memories they had of Delma, and the second part was filled with funny memories. The second gift was a book with pictures and stories of all the pets Delma had had throughout the years.  Delma ended her  email saying: “It was a very marvelous summer.” • Maureen Cohalan  Curry  had a busy summer, with a grandson’s high school graduation and the birth of a grandson, whom she met in  Annapolis in July.  Her summer activities ended with a visit to Illinois to see family and a week at Lake George, NY. • The  Dalys had their annual family reunion in Chicago in August. Our daughter, Ann, came from London to attend and visit.

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Correspondent: Marie Kelleher 12 Tappan Street Melrose, MA 02176; 781-665-2669 “The bells are ringing for me and my gal…” Oh, how joyously they did ring on June 8 at St. Anthony’s Church in Cohasset when Paul Croke, MBA’62, and Pauline LeBlanc Doherty ’60 were married.  Pauline is the widow of our late classmate Phil Doherty.  She is also the sister of Alice Drew and sister-in-law of Dick Drew.  Dick and Alice have been given credit for “fixing them up” at last year’s BC– Notre Dame football game. Paul shared the fact that together they have 9 children and 17 grandchildren.  • Dick Drew sent word that Mary and Dick Renehan hosted their 20th get-together at their summer home in Chatham.  The theme was “the Class of ’55 turns 80.” The bride and groom came over from Scituate, and Peggy and Art McCarthy flew in from Florida; Pat and Jeff Hayden, MBA’63, drove down from Needham; and the group delightedly welcomed Gerry Donahoe’s widow, Virginia, to the gathering.  Sheila and George Snider hosted a dessert evening following dinner at a restaurant. Controversial subjects were avoided, and time was spent focusing on memories.  • Word has been

received that Joe Carney died unexpectedly on July 5. Please remember him and his family in your prayers. • You will be reading this column in November, so say special prayers for our deceased classmates and members of their families who are now in the communion of saints. If this issue arrives before November 11, please try to attend the 13th Annual Veterans Remembrance Mass and Ceremony. The Mass is at 9:30 in St. Ignatius Church, followed by roll call at the Veterans Memorial Wall on Main Campus. May all those who have died, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. • May you all have a safe, happy, and holy holiday season.

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NC 1955

Correspondent: Jane Quigley Hone 207 Miro Place Port Washington, NY 11050; 516-627-0973

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Correspondent: Steve Barry 102 Brooksby Village Drive, Unit 304 Peabody, MA 01960; 978-587-3626 Josephine (Fitzpatrick) Tingley sent news of our Connell School of Nursing classmates.  In July, Richard and Anne (Ashley) Auclair spent two weeks visiting their daughter and her family who live in Switzerland. Jo’s grandson Christopher, a recent graduate of the University of Maryland, will be going to South Africa for 27 months with the Peace Corps. She says the Connell School graduated 48 members of our class, and in 2013, 40 members of that class are still living and doing well. • Jim McLaughlin and the Strawbery Banke Croquet Club of Rye, NH, took part in an invitational tournament in Locust Valley, NY, in May. Jim won the first flight doubles, finishing ahead of 19 players. In the first flight singles event, he was the runner-up. • We had a Boston Harbor cruise and lunch on June 4, with 50 attending.  Jim McLaughlin was heading down to join us but had a bad fall and went to Mass. General

Hospital for three hours of plastic surgery on his face.  We also missed Mady and Bob McInerney because Mady broke her leg. Ginger and Tom Burke, JD’62, also missed the cruise because Tom’s sister passed away. • Sadly we pass along word of several deaths and illnesses. Carolyn Kenney Foley forwarded an email from John Harney, PhL’60, MEd’63, saying that Dave Gill, MA’60, suffered a stroke in August. After treatment at a hospital in Berkeley, he was transferred to a Jesuit center in Los Gatos for further therapy. Claire Hoban McCormack emailed that Margaret Miller Ahonen, a teacher in New Jersey for many years, died in June, and that Peter Colleary’s brother Thomas passed away. Carolyn also had word from Mimi Reilly that Vini St. Pierre’s wife, Mary, called with the sad news that Vini died in July after a lengthy illness. Frank Greco sent an obituary notice for Dr. John Murphy, who died in July.  AliceMarie (Keaney) Dill’s son Mark died in July. Marge Callahan reported that Joe Hines passed away in July after a long illness. Mary (Tazioli) Berkenstock’s husband and Moira (Shannon) Shine’s daughter are dealing with serious medical conditions. Please keep them and their families in your prayers. • A reminder: You can log on to the alumni online community to read and post news of family, accomplishments, travel, retirement, etc.

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Correspondent: Patricia Leary Dowling 39 Woodside Drive Milton, MA 02186; 617-696-0163

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Correspondent: Francis E. Lynch 27 Arbutus Lane West Dennis, MA 02670 The great Class of 1957 had a  super turnout of 60 classmates and friends at the annual lobster bake at Mahoney’s Garden Center in Falmouth on August 6. The weather was




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spectacular, and it truly was a wonderful celebration. Special thanks to Doris and Paul Mahoney for hosting the class. • Peg Kenney, MA’59, now retired, is planning a trip to Normandy and the surrounding beaches and villages  of France. • Jim Devlin was greatly involved in the recent PGA Deutsche Bank golf tournament at TPC Boston in Norton. • John Twombly, DEd’84, recently retired as principal of Manchester Regional High School and is now teaching at Endicott College. • The class extends its sincere sympathy to Bill Cunningham and his family on the death of his brother John ’64 on July 2. The class also extends its condolences to the families of Frances Byrnes Drago, who died on April 11, and Paul J. Killoran, who died on May 22. • Your continued prayers are requested for Bill Donlan MA’60, Dotty and George Hennessy, Kathy and Paul O’Leary, and Jim and Betty (Scanlon) Turley. • Please remit your dues of $25 for the new academic year  to Bill Tobin, MBA’70, 181 Central St., Holliston, MA 01746.

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Correspondent: Connie Weldon LeMaitre There are glorious rewards in being class scribe: I had two extraordinary visits this past summer with dear classmates. While I was at the Newport Music Festival, Joan David treated me to a leisurely lunch as we hashed over 50-plus years of our diverse lives. Joan is recovering well from heart surgery and loving her long-awaited retirement from teaching (just last year); she is as exuberant and delightful as we all remember her. Following that was a visit from Bill, MS’59, and Kate McCann Benson NC’58 as they were driving through Andover. It was so much fun hearing of their new life in a retirement community in Hanover, NH. The visit evolved into old stories and older jokes (my husband’s), and if laughter is the best medicine, we had several doses. Let’s all try to visit each other often, as it brings much joy. • Molly McHugh O’Grady reports on a spectacular trip with her sisters, cruising down the coast of Norway through the fjords. Contact Molly if you are thinking of such an adventure. • Jamaica called Barbara Lowe Eckel, MSW’59, back to celebrate her 50th anniversary with her husband, who is from Trinidad. Gathered in her sister’s backyard, complete with a steel drum band, were relatives and friends, including Jamaican Newtonites Sonia Chin NC’62, Betty Hitchins Wilson NC’61, Catherine Marzouca NC’58, and Norma Parachmont McCarthy NC’55. (Barbara, did you recruit for Newton back when?) • Liz Doyle Eckl and Ellie Pope Clem met for lunch once again, Ellie back from a family reunion at Outer Banks, NC, highlighted by a monthlong visit from their English grandson from the Cotswolds. • Nancy Harvey Hunt visited her daughter and grandchildren in Texas this past summer and says she “loves visiting but hates travel,” like many of us. • Vinnie Murray Burns continues dedicated nursing duties for her daughter, who has severe hip problems. • Lucille Saccone Giovino sends a reminder for local classmates to join the next Lenten series of the Guild of the Holy Spirit. For six weeks, the group meets in Weston for Mass and to hear an exceptional speaker.

Recent speakers included the president of Emmanuel College, a canonical lawyer, a documentary film producer, and a pilgrim from Camino de Santiago de Compostela, among others. Every presenter was superb. • Please remember in your prayers several classmates who are dealing with health issues for themselves or their spouses, particularly Pat Blanchard Sabatini’s husband as well as Elaine Conley Banahan’s husband, Percy. • Do you have email addresses of classmates? My list dwindles as classmates move, change carriers, etc. The result is, I hear from the same loyalists and miss out on others we would love to keep in touch with. Send along any info, as my (and BC’s) lists are very incomplete.

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Correspondent: David Rafferty 2296 Ashton Oaks Lane, No. 101 Stonebridge Country Club Naples, FL 34109; 239-596-0290 Many thanks to Bea Capraro Busa and Joan Downing LaChance for stepping up to help with this issue. Their report follows. • Your faithful reporter, Dave Rafferty, came to Boston to visit with his daughter and family for 10 days. It has turned into a longer stay. In Onset, he slipped on the boat and is now trying to recover from a fractured spinal cord injury. At the moment, he is at his daughter Carolyn’s home, where you may write to him: 6 Tanglewood Dr., Chelmsford, MA 01824, c/o Morrissey. • Thanks to Barbara Cuneo O’Connell, Patty Brine O’Riordan, Dottie Sollitto Hiltz, and Jim Quinn, the summer luncheon on the Cape was another banner event! Seen and heard at the event: Don Agnetta and wife Cynthia Plumb were anxiously awaiting their cruise to Alaska. Joe Hughes and Paul Dolan are still playing 18 holes of golf six days a week. Paul and Joe are single digit golfers. Really? Nancy and Joe Hughes’s granddaughter Carolyn Brooks was recently named to the Boston Globe’s Scholastic All-Star team for golf. Joe sends his best to Dave Rafferty. Amy and Peter Cocciardi enjoyed their 56th wedding anniversary at the Wianno Club luncheon. Pete told stories about events that occurred in 1958. When was 1958? And where was I? Nancy and Sheldon Daly’s second grandson is going to BC. So far, that is two out of three! Maggie and Paul Hannigan, CAES’80, were happy to enjoy a day on the Cape with friends. Joyce and Paul Maney, MBA’66, report all is well. They have nine grandchildren, ages 5 to 20. We all welcomed John ’54 and Marjorie O’Brien Shyne, whom we had not seen in a long time. Joe Cavanaugh enjoyed the day with his good friend Barbara Hernberg. The “Hound of Heaven” is still chasing him; he has high hopes of not getting caught. We were happy to see Brenda and Bill Doran returned to good health; you were missed last year! Bill Sweeney shared his friend’s book with us. Joan Downing LaChance is recovering nicely from knee surgery. She can finally walk well and is looking forward to the next item on the list: driving. • Please remember Denise O’Brien Dunn in your prayers. • The class mourns the death of Jim McCusker from Connecticut on May 17, and we send our condolences to his 60 class notes

wife, Judy (Czarnecki) ’61, and their family. May he rest in peace. • Please remember to call for the Christmas Chorale, and watch your email for the date of the museum event.

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Boston College Alumni Association Cadigan Alumni Center 140 Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Many thanks to Rosemary Stuart Dwyer, guest columnist, for her report on Reunion 2013. If you would like to serve in this capacity, or if you just have news you’d like to share in Class Notes, please write to us at • Reunion Weekend brought many of us together for three days of reminiscing and reconnecting, packed with wonderful events that we enjoyed on campus. The class party, held in Hardey, was aglow with candlelight and friendship. I was happy to celebrate there with Kate Glutting Arcand, Bill and Jo Kirk Cleary, M.J. Eagan English MEd’59, Art and Betsey Dray Falvey, Bill and Maureen O’Donnell Kent, Jane Dick O’Kieffe, Carol Higgins Reeve, Judy Young Runnette, Sue Fay Ryan, Dave and Patty Peck Schorr, Liz Remick Schreier, Helen McLachlan Smith, Peggy Keane Timpson, and Paul and Mickey Cunningham Wetzel. We missed Beth Duffy Legare, Susie Kennedy Baxter, and Al and Carol Healey Hanley, who were planning to attend but at the last minute were unable to be with us. Mickey was honored at the dinner for her wonderful presentation of our “Walk Down Memory Lane” that morning, as was Jo for her faithfulness as our class correspondent via email. M.J. and Sue should be acknowledged for attending every event from start to finish of the weekend! The weekend wrapped up with a beautiful Mass and a homily delivered by Kathleen Hughes, RSCJ, NC’63, whose class was also celebrating Reunion. We received notes of best wishes from many, including Leonor Salcedo Barreto, who was unable to attend due to health issues. Our prayers are with her and also with the family of Judy Carey Zesiger, who passed away in July; with Carol Higgins Reeve on the death of her husband, Jerry; and with Audrey Nolan Galvin on the death of her husband, Edward, LLB’64. Their son Fr. Gregory Galvin celebrated his father’s funeral Mass, assisted by 24 priests of the archdiocese. • We also received news from many classmates, which will be included in the next issue. Until then, may the Sacred Heart be with all of us!

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class participation goal: 320 Correspondent: George Holland 244 Hawthorne Street Malden, MA 02148; 781-321-4217 Co-correspondent: Robert Latkany 203-354-6200 Small-world situation: Regina and I (Bob Latkany) live in Rye, NY. Regina inherited the family house in Longmeadow, MA, which is

less than two hours away, door to door, and we try to get there often in the summer. I go to Mass at St. Mary’s, and for the past six years, the ushers have asked me to help out when I am there. One of the ushers is Vin Hogan ’60. A few months ago, I found out that Vin went to BC and was a star football player. Then I discovered that he’s married to our classmate Kathy Desmond Hogan, from Norwich, CT, and they have four kids and nine grandkids, ages 6 to 23. Vin had a great football career at BC. He rushed for over 700 yards, and two of his five touchdowns were very significant: In his first game in 1957, he scored BC’s only touchdown in a 46–6 loss to Joe Bellino’s Navy team in the inaugural game at Alumni Field, and in 1958, he scored the only touchdown in a 6–2 win over a tough Miami team on a soggy and muddy field. In 1959, he won the Eddie O’Melia Award as outstanding player in the annual BC–Holy Cross game. He succeeded Alan Miller, who won it in 1958. Vin was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 1960. He is now retired and enjoys golf. Vin and Kathy live in Enfield, CT. • Ro and Joe McGuill of Westport have four kids and four granddaughters, ages 12 to 19. • Mary Powell Lees died peacefully in her sleep in the company of her husband of 49 years, John, and their children. Our sympathies to her family and her many friends. You can read more about Mary in “Women and Men for Others” in our 50th reunion yearbook. She was a very special classmate. • Our 55th reunion is upon us. Save the dates: Sunday, December 8, 2 p.m., for the BC Christmas Chorale at Trinity Chapel, Newton Campus, followed by a class reception at Barat House; and Reunion Weekend, May 30–June 1 (with our class event on Saturday, May 31, at Gasson). Details will follow by mail. Peter McLaughlin has agreed to serve as the 55th Reunion Gift Committee chair. He suggests that our reunion gifts to BC be designated to the Saint Columbkille Partnership School, which has become a model for Catholic elementary school education and a beacon of hope for many children in the Allston/ Brighton area. The school has been steadfastly supported by BC over the past seven years.

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NC 1959 reunion year Correspondents: Maryjane Mulvanity Casey and Patty O’Neill 75 Savoy Road Needham, MA 02492; 781-400-5405 The Newton College Class of ’59 travels on. Helen Craig Lynch, Dolores Seeman Royston, and Joan Haggarty Eggers planned to relive their travels of the 1960s, revisiting Paris but adding a visit to Joigny, in Burgundy, where they will stay at the birthplace of Ste. Madeleine Sophie Barat for a one-day retreat. • Sue Macksoud Wooten, Peter and Maureen White Mercier, and Jim and Lois O’Donoghue McKenna went to Italy. • Patty O’Neill’s travels in the past year took her to Cuba and to Borneo, where she saw her 6,000th bird species on her 75th birthday. • Jane Gillespie Steinthal reports that her family is fortunate, as all their children are working and healthy! The 16 grands are growing up: The third-eldest entered SMU last week, as

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rom his home in Sudbury, Mass., Bill McQueeney ’57 is changing the lives of people a continent away. During his career managing technology-based companies, McQueeney worked with a company that rehabilitated drinking-water systems. There he learned that the rural villages of many developing countries were in desperate need of safe water. “I went to BC High, and then BC,” says McQueeney. “The Jesuit mission of serving others is deeply ingrained in me.” So after retirement, he set out to help, founding the nonprofit Rural Water Ventures (RWV) to bring safe water to villages Bill McQueeney ’57 (right) traveling through Nicaragua while working for in central Nicaragua, where conditions Rural Water Ventures. were particularly dire. RWV helps villagers construct gravity flow pipeline systems, which the village then owns and maintains. Since 2002, RWV has funded more than 20 projects, bringing clean water into the homes of thousands of rural Nicaraguans. “When a project is completed and villagers can turn on a spigot for clean water, their lives are transformed,” says McQueeney. what has been the most satisfying moment in your professional life?

is because hope triumphs over fear. That courage is a stirring thing to see.

RMV’s impact on people’s lives is extraordinary. It’s a big commitment for the villagers—typically 50–100 days of hard labor. When they pledge to do the work, it

what is your fondest bc memory? My very fondest memory came long after graduation—in 1992, I married my wife, Jane ’64, at Trinity Chapel on Newton Campus.

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did Sandy Sestito Pistocchi’s granddaughter (small world); the eldest is at Chapel Hill; and the second-eldest is at Wake Forest. The Steinthals continue to visit with Farley and Barbara Johnson Moran, the Pistocchis, and John and Sheilah Lane Malafronte. Jane sends her love to all and asks for prayers for a very special person who is having a very difficult time. • Sheilah Malafronte reports from East Hampton, where the usual various family members are visiting their “B&B,” and John remains very involved with his “food-pantry farm,” a four-acre organic farm that donates all its produce to local food pantries (yes, the Hamptons do have hungry people). Their most exciting news is the arrival of their first grandchild in September. • Janet Frantz Egan reports “the best news ever”: Her daughter, Sara Frances Egan, who was diagnosed with MS 13 years ago, saw a new doctor who said she does not have MS. • Ann Baker Martinsen and her beloved rescue dog, Lizzie, are happily ensconced in their new digs at Linden Ponds, Hingham, where Ann is creating a garden outside her condo and has mastered the art of email. She is now on our class email list, which is also serving as a class prayer chain. Stephanie Landry Barineau used the list to notify us and seek our prayers when

her husband, Bill, suffered a stroke at the end of July that impaired his right side, hand, and speech. By the end of August, he had been out of the hospital a few weeks and was doing outpatient therapy to improve his walking and speech. Daughter Stephanie is a personal trainer and does his PT most days. They hope for a full recovery and appreciate all the prayers and uplifting messages from classmates. • Nancy Maslen Burkholder’s beloved younger brother, David, died from cancer last summer; our prayers are with her. Others reporting in with prayers and/or no change in the status quo are Sue Sughrue Carrington, Glenna LaSalle Keene, KC Conway Morrish, and Mary Kelley McNamara. • Please keep in touch, and send your news to Maryjane or Patty.

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Correspondent: Joseph R. Carty 253 River Street Norwell, MA 02061 Correspondent: Peter Johnson

The phone rang in Big Horn, WY, (population 400-plus—nobody counts). The answering machine recording: “You’ve reached the hunting shack of Chris Morton. We’re probably out hunting bird, creepy creepers, or calling coyotes.” Delighted to know he hasn’t changed. Chris spent his business life with P&O Ports, one of the largest shipping cargo companies in the world. His career included a five-and-a-half-year stint residing in Beijing. Prior to that, while Chris was visiting and staying at a hotel on Tiananmen Square, his hotel windows were shot out. He had a front-row seat on history. He lived in Beijing at the time of our 50th and looks forward to seeing old friends at our 55th. • Tony Abraham reports that Tom O’Brien will be acknowledged during the BC–Army game for his magnificent gala surrounding our visit to Dublin for the Emerald Isle Classic a few years ago. • I’m relieved to learn that Karen Moynihan Patria is recovering nicely following her cancer surgery. • Note: If I have called you, please return the call. I’m neither fundraising nor do I threaten to put you in this column. Thank you.

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Correspondent: Sally O’Connell Healy 4061 Cape Cole Boulevard Punta Gorda, FL 33955 Berenice Hackett Davis and Brenda Koehler Laundry were among classmates attending the Newton Country Day School party at Carnegie Abbey in Portsmouth, RI. Jeanne Hanrihan Connolly and Blanche Hunnewell were among guests at NCCD’s party on Cape Cod. • Nan Anderson Coughlin’s daughter Brenda produced a film, Dirty Wars (along with Anthony Arnove and Jeremy Scahill), about the United States and Yemen, Afghanistan, and Somalia. The film won the cinematography award at the Sundance Film Festival last January. Nan took four of her grandchildren to Lake Winnipesaukee to visit her oldest daughter, Mary, MSW’87, during the summer. Nan’s daughter Laura and her husband, both with USAID, have been posted to Accra, Ghana, for four years with their two young children. Nan will miss them in DC. Her granddaughter Jessie recently graduated from Loyola University in Baltimore and is working as a teacher in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Her blog is jessiesethiopianadventures. Sara, Jessie’s 19-year-old sister, is taking a semester abroad from Colby College to study in Tanzania and Kenya. Sara’s twin brother scored the only touchdown at the BC scrimmage the first week in August. Nan planned to fly to Boston to see BC’s first game on August 31. She will be off to Oman and Dubai in the fall to see a performance at Oman’s beautiful opera house. She also meets with a small language group—three diplomat spouses who want to improve their English while Nan works on her Spanish. Talk about a busy lady! • Bill and Dot Radics McKeon enjoyed a week at the Outer Banks with all their grandchildren. Bill has been feeling well, and the McKeons were anticipating a trip to Utah in the fall, followed by a cruise. • Elaine Holland Early enjoyed a wonderful vacation with daughter Jennifer and her family in

Valencia and Barcelona. • Eleanor Coppola Brown took a cruise to Alaska with her siblings to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. Later in the summer, she and a friend took a trip to Italy. • I was fortunate to have lunch at the lovely home of Mary Lou Foster Ryan, MSW’85, in Warwick, RI. We sat in her garden as the hummingbirds flew around us. Mary Lou looks wonderful. She keeps busy with many interests, especially Master Gardener events. I also visited with Loretta Maguire in Watertown. Loretta remains optimistic and interested. She is always happy to hear from friends. • Mickey Mahon MacMillan’s husband, Donald, passed away on August 18. All 5 of their children and 13 grandchildren participated in the beautiful funeral Mass. Many classmates attended Don’s funeral and Eileen Dennis’s funeral the next day. Eileen was the sister of Pat McCarthy Dorsey. Our condolences to Mickey and to Pat. • On the home front, our granddaughter Caitlin Healy will receive her MA from Instituto Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence in December. Our triplet granddaughters, Margaret, Madeline, and Grace Jacaruso, back from a trip to Ireland, are fourth graders in Essex, CT. One of their classmates is Jack Riley, the grandson of Ann Foley Flanagan NC’59 and the late Winnie Madden Riley ’57—it really is a small world. Our family will gather in Arlington, VA, in November for the dedication of the new track at Bishop O’Connell High School. The cheerleaders’ portion of the track will be dedicated to our late daughter, Katherine Jacaruso.

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Correspondent: John Ahearn 872 Massachusetts Avenue #407 Cambridge, MA 02139 Anne Manning Ackerman is now retired and living in Maryland. After graduating from the Connell School, she earned her master’s degree and went on to work for 45 years in cardiac care units. She and her husband adopted eight Vietnamese children, who are now all in midlife. Anne vacations in Rockport and serves as a Eucharistic minister and pastoral care at home volunteer. • After BC, Phil Callan, JD’64, was an officer in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. For the past 45 years, he has been practicing civil law, and he and his son Michael ’88, JD’91, are currently attorneys at the same firm. Phil has three children. He spends his time playing golf and traveling in different parts of the world. Frank Keenan, who graduated from BU Law, served with Phil in the Army JAG Corps, where Frank remained for the next 20 years. The remainder of his career was as an arbitrator with the National Labor Relations Board. Frank and his wife live in Cincinnati. • Donna and Dick Reale’s granddaughter Taylor Reale has committed to BC as a member of the Class of 2017 and was accepted into the Honors Program as a biology major. • After BC, Charlie White went to Yale Law School, Vietnam, and Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business—in that order. He practiced “Washington law” for more than 30 years (a mix of private practice, government appointments, and various consulting 62 class notes

assignments advising governments in South America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe). His last government appointment was as head of U.S. railroad policy in the Clinton administration. After that, he served as a visiting distinguished professor of logistics at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Charlie is now semiretired but remains busy as port commissioner for the Port of Baltimore and as a senior research fellow at Tuck. “A nice geographic fit,” he says, as he and his wife, Marie Foley (Simmons ’62), split their time between their homes in Annapolis, MD, and Norwich, VT. • John Danehy is retired from State Street Bank, where he worked as a branch manager and a lending officer. He and his wife have been spending their time traveling, mainly to Europe, including many trips to Ireland. • John Carr is also retired; he was the owner of a corrugated box company. • Mary Powers Davis majored in math at BC and after graduating, worked as a researcher at Arthur D. Little and later as a software engineer for Harris Corp. Her husband worked for the Air Force and was assigned to Nebraska, where they raised three children. Mary volunteered as an interviewer for students wishing to attend BC and since that program ended, she has served on the Send-Off Committee for students from Nebraska who are leaving to go to BC. • Marianne Lynch Bullock is retired from teaching in Scituate, where she taught second grade and tutored reading and math. She has two children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She volunteers at the Plymouth Philharmonic and the Plymouth Center for the Arts and earlier was also a volunteer tutor at a local homeless shelter.

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Correspondent: Missy Clancy Rudman 1428 Primrose Lane Franklin, TN 37064 We were saddened to hear of Alo Coleman Riley’s death in early June. Many of us were able to attend the day of visitation and/or her funeral in Cohasset. Her husband, Bob ’59, gave a lovely tribute to her, their family,  and their life together. • Mary Sue Flanagan called me recently. She is still involved in selling real estate, and we exchanged some “war stories” on  a variety of listings as well as sales  we have had over the years. • This year, Frank ’59 and Gail (Giere) Collins hosted  the BC-NC potluck dinner minireunion at their beautiful home in Pocasset on the Cape. Joining us were Dick and Joan Merrick Egan—who have purchased a summer home in Falmouth— and Tim ’60, JD’64, and Gael Sullivan Daly; Janet Miele; Alice Dresser Pusateri; and Tom and Mary Nolan Calise. • Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas and healthy new year.

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Correspondents: Frank and Eileen (Trish) Faggiano 33 Gleason Road Reading, MA 01867; 781-944-0720

Dave Madigan checked in from Falmouth, ME, where he continues his business selling medical insurance and teaches fly casting as a professional fly-fishing instructor. Dave also teaches an adult GED class, which he finds very rewarding. • After graduation, Charlie O’Hara joined the Air Force, graduated from Officer School, and served in Southeast Asia for four years. He then moved to the Southwest and began a “love affair with the West second only to my wife, Elizabeth, and daughter, Meaghan,” he writes. His career has been primarily focused on planning and community development with Native American tribes in Arizona and in Washington state. Most recently he has been involved in trans-boundary coordination between two Native American tribes that are engaged in environmental advocacy in the Salish Sea. Charlie and his wife live in Bow, WA. • Jim Prendergast was a science major at BC and went on to earn MA and MS degrees from Holy Cross. His career in chemistry allowed him to hold a number of executive positions such as CEO of Horizon Technology and VP of new ventures for the Waters Corporation, among others. Jim writes that he made his living through chemistry, but his life was influenced by the guidance and teachings of two very special Jesuits: Francis Toolin, SJ, ’23 and Francis Flaherty, SJ. He effectively used these lessons when leading his men as a lieutenant JG in the Navy during Vietnam. Jim married Jane Swanson, and they have two daughters and five grandchildren. • We learned from Joanne Hyde ’67 that her friend and our classmate Anne Madigan Murphy, MA’67, and husband Neil ’61, MA’68, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a party given by their daughters on July 4. Anne and Neil have retired from careers in education and are enjoying their grandchildren. • Mary Hallisey NC’62 and Paul McNamara, JD’75, visited their son Paul Jr. ’94 in Los Angeles and met Jean-Marie Egan Cull NC’62 for lunch at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. Jean-Marie and her family reside in Westlake Village, CA, and Jean’s volunteer activities include bereavement work and Stephen Ministry at her parish. • Jack MacKinnon pulled off a surprise birthday party for his wife, Rosemary ’65; all 21 of their grandchildren attended. Jack and Rosemary have six children and reside in Hingham. • As I write, September is upon us. Send us a line or give a call. We’d love to hear from you.

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Correspondent: Mary Ann Brennan Keyes 26 Ridgewood Crossing Hingham, MA 02043 Helen Harrington Gray writes that she is settled in her new digs in New York City after many years on Long Island. When Cora LePorin was in New York visiting with family after Memorial Day, she and Helen met for lunch, and Cora regaled her with news from the 50th. Also, at an alumnae event in Garden City, Long Island, Helen connected with Kathy Wilson Conroy NC’64 and others from the Newton Class of ’64 who are starting to think about their 50th! • About 18 of us met in

June at the Daniel Webster Inn in Sandwich for a minireunion luncheon organized by Grace Kane Kelly. It was there that Sheila Leahy Valicenti shared with us the loss of her daughter this past January. Our hearts go out to Sheila and her family. • Maureen Slattery wrote: “We have rented a bigger house for two weeks this August in Cape Ann in order to accommodate both my eastern and my western grandchildren! Hope to visit Boston on a rainy day and then show my grandgirls our beautiful campus.” • John and Ann Tomasello O’Hearn have moved back to Wellesley, where they lived and raised their children many years ago. • In July, Katie Fishel McCullough had a lovely memorial Mass on Cape Cod for her husband, Bill, who passed away in Arizona in March. Joe and Toni Lilly Roddy came from Maryland and Ann Crowley Kelly from Florida, all of them camping at my house, which was lots of fun. Several of our classmates from Massachusetts, all of whom knew Katie and Bill over the years, attended as well. The Mass was followed by a lovely luncheon at Katie’s house, and the whole day was a beautiful celebration of a great life. • V V Martin wrote: “I went to Europe in the summer of 2012 to a Zonta convention in Torino, Italy, and then on to Copenhagen and Malmö, Sweden. In the fall, I took my usual trip to visit brothers and friends in Southern California and then spent another week in Florida over Christmas. In early February, I went to Paris, staying at my time-share, for a week with an older friend.  Again, did lots of walking—but I just love being in Paris. I visited with a friend from high school, who has lived there for almost 50 years.  I participated in a Relay for Life (Walk for Cancer) in June, and I continue working with senior groups and entertaining in nursing facilities.  I have a long weekend planned with friends from Zonta, going to Niagara Falls in mid-June for a meeting. (I’ve never been there.) No big travel in 2013—probably two weeks in California in August, and one week in New Hampshire with family in July.” As an aside, for the past two years, V V has been the entertainment for a Christmas party in Hingham, where I live. She’s been a big hit! • Anne Gallagher Murphy has organized a luncheon at the end of September at the Atlantic Beach Club in Middletown, RI, for those of us from Rhode Island and Massachusetts. It’s evidently a lovely spot with “good food and spectacular views.” What a nice way to end the summer! • I hope that those of you from the Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey area can do something similar in the coming months. With all the minireunions I report on, I’m missing news from those of you from outside New England. Keep me posted on what’s going on in your lives.

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Correspondent: Matthew J. McDonnell 121 Shore Avenue Quincy, MA 02169; 617-479-1714 Classmates are still buzzing about our spectacular 50th reunion. I received wonderful raves from Gerry Ward, Ray Mitchell MEd’71, Dave Kelley, and a host of others, all with particular kudos for Tom McCabe and his

committee. Ed Rae, our English professor in residence, wrote of Tommy Makem’s version of the “Bard of Armagh”: “How I love to muse on the days of my boyhood,/Though four score and three years have fled by since then./ Still it gives sweet reflection, as every young joys should,/For the merry-hearted boys make the best of old men.” • And lest our women classmates feel ignored, Peggy Souza Gross reports that on June 1, 15 residents of the dorm at 204 Bay State Road (that’s right, BU’s campus) met to have lunch at Legal Sea Foods and to celebrate BC’s 50th reunion. Most had not seen each other since graduation day and had traveled from California, Arizona, Ohio, Washington DC, and New York state as well as New England.  Joining Peggy were Nina Celona Ackmann, Liz Coderre Boyle, Elaine Cole, Ann Flynn Culhane, Rosanne Ciccalone Donovan, Eileen Coakley Dorchak, Priscilla Gannon, Sharon Murphy Kelly, Carleen da Cruz Payne, Nancy Verre Sealey, Helene Karpinski Stapleton, Barbara Palumbo Vichroski, Barbara Tepper Vincent, and Sheila Callahan Zimmerman. Reminiscing, they became acutely aware that their dorm placement created many hardships through isolation from campus, but it also strengthened their resolve and sharpened their survival skills, which served them well throughout their careers. They all know that they played a valuable role in the evolution of acceptance of women at BC, for which they are very proud. • A few of us met for dinner on June 11 at the Neighborhood Club of Quincy to reminisce and recap on the reunion. The group included Carol and Jim Norton, Bob and Mary (Twomey) Sheffield, Kathleen (Curran) ’65 and Bill Garvey, Marge and Tom McCabe, and yours truly, Matt McDonnell JD’66, with wife Eileen (Dervan) ’64. It was a wonderful dinner and the company terrific! • Sadly, I am left with the obligation to report the deaths of two classmates:  Phil Murphy died on June 8 at his home in Dumfries, VA.  He was a retired Marine lieutenant colonel and an executive in the telecommunications field and later worked with the U.S. Air Marshals Service. Predeceased by his wife, Maureen, he is survived by his four children: Sean, Brian, Shelagh, and Joseph.  His funeral, with full military honors, was held at the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel at the National Museum of the Marine Corps with burial at Quantico National Cemetery. Also, Donald Comeau, of Sandwich, passed away on April 14, survived by his wife, Beverly, and four children: Donald Jr., David, Kimberly, and Aimee ’02.  Donald was a retired CPA/controller and also served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. • I look forward to hearing from you!

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Correspondent: Colette Koechley McCarty 106 Woodhue Lane Cary, NC 27518; 919-233-0563 When you get these notes, the glorious reunion will be months in the past. The BC alumni office did a superlative job, and thanks go also to our wonderful committees. I was almost ready to put these happy memories away for a while when BC did it again: the class picture arrived. I have got to say it, ladies:

we look great! What an ego boost to see all of us looking pretty darn good for a bunch of Golden Girls. Hooray for us! • The committee did such a great job of finding most of us; to those still “out there,” we missed you. Maybe by 2021 we’ll have found you. • We know where Kathy McHale Mulherin is: San Francisco. And until the last moment, she hoped that she could join us. We’re sorry you couldn’t make it, Kathy; we missed you! • Please forward anything you’d like to share with us—you have my address.

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class participation goal: 503 Correspondent: John Moynihan 27 Rockland Street Swampscott, MA 01907 Your classmates are becoming excited about our upcoming golden anniversary, and committee meeting dates have been set for shortly after I write this report. I am sure you will be contacted often about various activities, but please mark the big weekend’s dates on your calendar: May 30–June 1, 2014. • Some of us have more experience with this than others. Bob Callen notes that it was 30 years ago when he accompanied his dad, Ray Callen ’33, to his 50th celebration. • For the third year in a row, Bob Scavullo spent the summer teaching summer school at the Jesuit, Xavier High School in Chuuk, Micronesia. He was subsequently invited to join the school’s board of directors; he is the only member residing in the mainland United States. Classmates Roger Kirwan and Pat Stokes helped underwrite the cost of Xavier’s summer school. • Jim Spillane, SJ, MA’68, MDiv’76, is back at the Jesuit university in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, after teaching in Tanzania for many years. • In August, Steve Duffy and family were in the Berkshires visiting with daughter Stephanie, who was an intern at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. My wife, Judy, and I joined them for a three-day weekend that included dinner at Café Lucia in Lenox, the highly rated restaurant owned by Jim Lucie ’65, MEd’67, of Heightsmen fame. On a separate Berkshire

visit, we saw Eliza Bent ’04, daughter of Jane and Bob Bent. Eliza is a member of Half Straddle, a New York City–based performance group that performed Thinking of You, a provocative play based on Chekhov’s The Seagull. • John Cunningham passed away on July 2. The former president and CEO of Wang Laboratories, John was most recently chairman and CEO of Cunningham & Co., a strategic business consulting firm. He also served as a BC Trustee Associate and a member of the Finance Committee. A memorial Mass was held at St. Ignatius with a reception following in Gasson Hall. • We also lost Ellen Connor Mann. She was a research nurse at the National Institutes of Health, from which she retired a little over three years ago. She is survived by her husband, Jack, and four children. • I am also saddened to report the death of Katherine Fournier, daughter of Margaret and Vincent Fournier, in June. • Be sure to visit the magnificent Stokes Hall, named for classmate Pat Stokes, on your next visit to campus.

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NC 1964 reunion year Correspondent: Priscilla Weinlandt Lamb 125 Elizabeth Road New Rochelle, NY 10804; 914-636-0214 She brought the “monogrammed” hanger!  That would be Jill Schoemer Hunter, my college roommate, who has, since we graduated, had a hanger with my name on it. Jill came east this spring for a grandson’s graduation from high school (not just to return the hanger) and wanted to get together with some of our classmates in the area. So a group of us—including Kathy Wilson Conroy, Ann Marie DeNisco L’Abbate, Joan Nicolaysen Taubner, Sheila Lynch Thompson Flores, Judy Ernst Tortora, and Carol Sinnott Ulmer—met for lunch in Greenwich, CT, on June 27.  I discovered that Jill lives only an hour from San Francisco, and I was roundly criticized for not calling her when I’ve been there visiting my daughter Dana. My defense, that I thought she still lived in Southern California, was deemed unacceptable.  What was, however, accepted by the group at large was the need to

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promote some excitement for our upcoming 50th reunion. This luncheon in Greenwich, prompted by Jill’s visit, brought together some women who hadn’t seen each other in years. I think they’d agree that it was not just fun but also interesting hearing what others have been doing.  To me, this also indicates that some smaller “reunions” in your own areas could very well generate the same interest.  Some of you see other classmates regularly; some of you are in contact with classmates who live farther away.  Please plan to come back to Newton next spring.  Ask others to do the same.  Come for the weekend, come for one or two events, spend some extra time revisiting the Boston area. Don’t let this wind up like the 45th, with 11 attendees. It’s our last official reunion. It’s our 50th! Look for the save-the-date card. Yes, BC sends a save-the-date card. Just like today’s weddings, only without the registry.  Now there’s an incentive.

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Correspondent: Patricia McNulty Harte 83 Church Street, No. 1 Winchester, MA 01890; 781-729-1187 Congratulations to Dick Cremin, who was inducted into the BC Varsity Club Hall of Fame on the weekend of the BC–Army game in October. • Congratulations also to Doug LaBrecque, who was honored at the LaBrecque Celebratory Liver Conference in August. The celebration was in honor of Doug’s retirement from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. • In June, Kathy McCarthy McSweeney and five of our classmates spent two days in Newport in celebration of their “milestone” birthdays this year. Joining Kathy were Irene Salvi Jones, Rosemary Ryan Dunn, Joann Frazetti Anthony, Sheila Narciso Twomey, and Connie Antonellis Boyce. They have stayed in touch over the years and decided to celebrate this year. They missed Lorraine D’Angelo Vitagliano, who couldn’t make the trip. • Ralph Cadwallader retired last fall after serving 14 years as executive director of the Nevada Association of School Administrators. After graduation, Ralph was recruited to teach in the school district in Las Vegas. He later served as principal of two high schools and, for 14 years, as associate superintendent of the district. Ralph has also served in many roles in the community, including as president of a Rotary club and as a board member of the Boy Scout Council. He was honored 11 years ago when a newly constructed school was named the Ralph L. Cadwallader Middle School. He has two children and two grandchildren. His daughter is a CPA, and his son is in administration at a college in Phoenix. • Eugene Zoller, MAT’71, wrote in about his brother, David Zoller, who passed away in September 2012 and whose ashes were buried at the Massachusetts National Cemetery on Cape Cod this September. David was badly injured on his second tour of duty in Vietnam. He commanded a river patrol boat and was wounded during a firefight on the Mekong. After he was discharged from the Navy, he embarked on a private and selfguided tour of ancient abbeys from France

to Israel. David also was very generous in helping the poor, particularly the Trappistine nuns of Wrentham. • My husband, Neal Harte, and I were at an MGH event at Oyster Harbors this past July and had dinner with Judy and Bob Del Col, who had recently sold their home in Boston. • In July, a group of ’65 nurses, either residing or vacationing on Cape Cod, joined the Cape Cod Chapter of the BC Alumni Association for its annual “Lobster Roll” sunset cruise on Sesuit Harbor in East Dennis. It was a great chance to reunite, to reminisce, and, for most, to celebrate a significant birthday. Those on board included Elaine Boucher Gustafson, Tom and Ginny Breslin McCabe, Mike ’65 and Nancy Brox Jones, John ’64 and Ann Coleman Stadtler, Steve and Donna Doyle Sutton, Kathy Edwards Nottage and Dick Agnitch ’64, Phil and Marie Formichelli McCarthy, Jim and Ev Kelly Savage, and Jack ’62 and Rosemary Thomas MacKinnon. Other classmates on the Lobster Roll were MaryJane and Marcel Poyant and Jack JD’68 and Judy (Flanagan) Connor. We’re looking forward to expanding this event next summer and including all ’65 alums.

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Correspondent: Linda Mason Crimmins 3902 MacGregor Drive Columbia, SC 29206 Teresita Dussaq Herron lost her husband in 2011 and in 2012 moved to a one-bedroom apartment near her former home. Now, after 53 years in Palm Beach, FL, she is planning to relocate to be near her daughter and her three grandsons. Her son Kevin, who is a lieutenant colonel in the Marines, has two girls, one of whom is in a ROTC nursing program. Friends of Terri recently visited Havana and informed her that, sadly, the Zimbabwe embassy had taken over her family home. • Dorothy Sforza Calabrese is recovering from shoulder replacement surgery. Dottie has eight grandchildren, including two sets of twins; she is still working part-time. • As reported in the last column, Catherine “Cathy” Lugar suffered a serious stroke in the spring. I am happy to report that she is now at home and is continuing to work on her recovery. Sandra Thaxter, my freshman roommate, was in the inner circle of friends who helped support Cathy throughout her journey. Thanks, Sandy, for keeping us in the loop too. • Hank and Betsy Warren Werronen vacationed in Italy this past summer, spending time on a magnificent old estate on the sea outside Rome. • Mary Hoogland Noon sends her regards to all who are entering a new decade in life. Mary and Eileen Fitzsimmons Zazzali have had several phone visits this past year. • Congratulations to Susan Casey Engel’s 12-year-old granddaughter, who attended the Joffrey Summer Ballet School in New York City this year. During the two-week session, they stayed in Dotti O’Connell Cherry’s Central Park West apartment and enjoyed museum visits and sailing and rowing in Central Park in their free time. • Mark and Lisa Pustorino Edmiston took their lucky granddaughter to Paris for two weeks this past summer. Lisa’s only regret was that they didn’t plan to stay

an extra week. • Your lucky writer enjoyed her third trip to Costa Rica to visit son Mike ’90 and his family in August. This time, we visited Monteverde and the Manuel Antonio Park area on two separate weekends. I continue to be impressed by the beauty of the country and by my two granddaughters, who are becoming quite the naturalists. • Thanks to all who sent news. Hasta la vista!

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Boston College Alumni Association Cadigan Alumni Center 140 Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Hearty thanks to Joan Garity for providing Class of ’66 news for this issue. Joan writes: “On July 15, a local Boston contingent of BC’66 nursing classmates—Caren O’Brien Bonner, Diane Connor, Ann Riley Fink, Joan Fitzmaurice, Bonnie Gorman, Kathy McEnelly Gramling, Jeanne Holland MS’73, Ginny Healy Lewis, Muffy Tilley Martin, Meg Martin Takacs, and I—gathered at Denise Murray Edwards’s lovely new condo in Dennis to welcome Dorothy Horgan Riley from Tucson and Kathy Maroney Wilcox from Florida. Over a delicious catered lunch, warm memories and updates on both families and nursing careers were exchanged. For the past five years, Denise has been volunteering in Tanzania and welcomes any classmate wishing to hear more about her work there to email her at The local Boston group continues to get together several times a year for lunch on the Cape and in Quincy. It would be nice to receive news and updates via the BC email address above from classmates in other parts of the country. Know that all of you were thought of happily as we reviewed our yearbook on this very special summer afternoon!” • We were also pleased to hear from Al Wagner, who reports that his BC roommate Ernie Moniz was confirmed by the Senate in May to head the Department of Energy, a cabinet-level office in the Obama administration. • Class of ’66, we’d love to hear more from you! Also, we are still seeking a correspondent for your class. If interested, please contact us at the above address.

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Correspondent: Catherine Beyer Hurst 333 Atwells Avenue, #211 Providence, RI 02903

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Correspondents: Charles and Mary-Anne Benedict 84 Rockland Place Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464 It seems that each column reports the passing of classmates, and this one is no exception:

Terrence Nolan passed away in March. Originally from New Bedford, Tenny lived in Stoughton and worked for the DoD in Boston. The class extends its condolences to his friends and family. Joe O’Leary, JD’70, died on July 7 after a long illness. The class offers its condolences to his wife, Carolyn Brady O’Leary NC’68; sons Kevin ’95 and David ’00, JD’04, MBA’05; and daughters Caryn O’Leary Conway MS’98 and Catherine O’Leary ’03, MEd’08. Classmates at the wake/funeral were Jim Hughes, Peter Gately, Charles MBA’70 and Mary-Anne Woodward Benedict, Paul White, Chuck McCann, Dave Gay JD’70, Jack Keating, Dennis Griffin, and Al and Cindy Rae Butters. On a personal note, Joe was a member of your correspondents’ wedding party. Joe and Carolyn are godparents to our oldest daughter, as we are to their youngest son. • The class also offers its condolences to Loren Miller, and to his daughters Kate ’92 and Maureen, on the passing of his wife, Susan Walsh Miller ’68, on April 2. • I am also sad to report the passing of Steve Mascena in March. Steve was an accounting major, originally from Bristol, RI. He worked for KLR Executive Search Group in Providence. The class extends its condolences to his wife, Marcia; his son, Todd; his daughter, Bethany; and his grandchildren. • Congratulations to Nell and John St. George on being grandparents again! Sean Joseph joins his sister, Caylen, and his parents, Tom ’03 and Meredith (Malek) St. George ’03, in Lunenburg. • A July 4 Boston Globe article recounted how a couple found some military medals in an old car they had borrowed from a friend. They couldn’t identify the owner, but put the medals away in a drawer; 17 years later, they rediscovered them and began a new search for the owner. It turns out, the medals belonged to our classmate John Fitzgibbons, who was killed in action in Vietnam. The medals were returned to his family. • May all classmates have a great Thanksgiving and a blessed Christmas.

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Correspondent: M. Adrienne Tarr Free 3627 Great Laurel Lane Fairfax, VA 22033-1212; 703-709-0896 Sadly, we ended our last news with a classmate’s passing and begin again the same way: Susan Nunlist Smyth-Lewis reported that her fellow Cincinnatian, Lynn Kuckro Sundermann, passed away on May 30. Born in Rhode Island, Lynn finished high school in France and then earned an advanced degree from Xavier University, which was just the start of her dedication to her family and her volunteer work, and her service as a teacher and administrator in Catholic schools. Her enthusiasm for life and her caring nature obviously extended beyond her years with us at Newton. She leaves behind her husband, Howard Sundermann, a retired judge; three children; and five grandchildren. Marilyn Fu Harpster, who also lives in Ohio, had visited with her over the years and knows how proud Lynn was of her family. • Marilyn continues with details about her jaunt to Greece and Turkey: she and Joe relished their time in Ephesus, Corinth, and

other sites from St. Paul’s New Testament writings. • Others have been traveling as well, although none like Josie Higgins Rideg. Earlier this year, she returned home to Brazil after more than a month in Holland, visiting her son’s family, including two grandchildren. Josie appreciated a side trip to Normandy and the D-Day beaches, since her father had been there in World War II. Previous visits with this family had taken Josie all the way to Hong Kong, “which I loved!” Her youngest daughter and family, including two granddaughters, live in Santiago, Chile, which is an easier jaunt from Josie’s home in São Paulo. Her older daughter, with two boys and two girls, lives close enough for weekly visits. Being retired from teaching, Josie has a wonderful way of keeping busy. She is, however, considering teaching English for a local project to encourage girls’ education. Maybe in three-and-a-half years we will see Josie back at Newton for our 50th. Josie also sees Lucy Wang Sieh NC’68 and family, since all attend the same English-speaking parish. (Josie also went to high school with Lucy’s husband “way back when.”) • Over the summer and fall, Faith Brouillard Hughes was in Canada, and Anne Caswell Prior was in the Swiss and Italian Alps. Susan Nunlist Smyth-Lewis will enjoy the Siesta Key– Sarasota area come February and wants to connect with others in Florida. • After several rounds of sad news, those in the class-shared directory have started sharing good news. Any more want to join? • My thanks to all who sent news for this column. There is more to come, but do keep writing. Meanwhile, wishing all a blessed holiday season!

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Correspondent: Judith Anderson Day The Brentwood 323 11500 San Vicente Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049 Greetings, classmates. Happy and sad tidings in this issue. Let’s begin with the happy news. We’re celebrating two fellow ’68ers who have both reached professional pinnacles of success. Congratulations to Ed Markey, JD’72, on his recent election to the U.S. Senate from the great state of Massachusetts. We all share this immense pride, as Ed is the first BC undergraduate alumnus to grace this high chamber. Also, Ken Hackett, H’06, was nominated by President Obama in June, and confirmed by the Senate, to be the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. Ken retired in 2012 as president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services and served as a consultant to the University of Notre Dame’s Initiative for Global Development. In May 2012, he was honored with Notre Dame’s prestigious Laetare Medal, for his “enriching ennoblement of the heritage of humanity.” Kudos to both our classmates, we salute you! • Attorney Paul Hurley and wife Mary Alice of East Aurora, NY, recently celebrated their 40th anniversary, surrounded by their three sons and eight grandchildren. Paul has retired from his criminal law practice and now enjoys having time to travel. • After 45 great years living in Alaska, JP Godfrey has moved far across country to Black Mountain

in the Swannanoa Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. • Sadly, we lost another of our finest when Jack Dwyer passed away in April. Jack served in the U.S. Army, graduated from Duke Law, and practiced in Nashua, NH. A respected lawyer, a hospital board member, and a true gentleman, Jack was an avid, optimistic BC sports fan, holding season tickets for football, basketball, and hockey. He leaves his wife, Maureen, JD’92, and their daughter, Cathleen ’96, and son, Brian ’99, MS/MBA’07.  Thank you to Dan McCarthy for sending the news of Jack’s passing. Dan and Jack attended grammar school, BC High, and BC together. Dan recalled their undergrad commute, walking together from Oak Square in Brighton to the Heights, quite an unusual routine even for commuters. Rest in peace, Jack.

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Correspondent: Jane Sullivan Burke For the last 40-plus years, Bernie ’68 and Martha (Harrington) Kennedy have called Garden City, NY, home. Two houses later, they are now ensconced in a lovely duplex with a terrace and indoor swimming facilities. After working in financial services for 20 of those years, Martha is currently a senior registered client associate at Wells Fargo Advisors. Her three married daughters—Tracy, Courtney, and Amanda—work at Starbucks, Ralph Lauren, and the New York Police Department, respectively. The Kennedys are proud grandparents to four girls and two boys: The eldest, Emily, began college at the University of South Carolina in August, and the youngest, John Gregory, was born on August 22, 2013. • Julia Lopez has served as president and CEO of the College Access Foundation of California since 2008. Previously, she was a senior VP of the Rockefeller Foundation. Julia holds a master’s degree in public policy from UC Berkeley and is a commissioner for the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities and a member of the Statewide Leadership Council of the Public Policy Institute of California. Julia has worked with the California legislature, the New Mexico Department of Criminal Justice, and the city and county of San Francisco as general manager in the Department of Social Services. Even though she can play golf only about every six weeks, Julia, like Martha, is pretty proficient at the sport. Her score averages in the 90s, and she recently shot an 87! • Chris Wolff White lives in a condo in Shrewsbury. She retired a decade ago after teaching 34 years in the Sudbury Public Schools and has been very active with multiple pursuits. She has acted in many local community productions, after taking several theater courses; taught arts and crafts and drawing in an after-school program; and tutored math to first graders. As a member of nearby women’s groups devoted to charity, Chris has delivered Meals on Wheels and read over the radio to the blind. She loved her cruises to the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, and she stays fit swimming and playing tennis. Chris states that she doesn’t regret retiring when she did, because there 66 class notes

are so many things to try out! • Lastly, a sad note: Carolyn Brady O’Leary’s husband, Joe ’67, JD’70, died in July. Several years ago, the O’Learys traveled to Pittsburgh, where Joe received a double lung transplant. Classmate Catharine Murray Ryan was most supportive and helpful to them during their time in Pittsburgh. Joe was a loving husband, a devoted father, an accomplished attorney, and a contributing member to his community. Our condolences to Carolyn and her family.

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reunion year class participation goal: 390 Correspondent: James R. Littleton 39 Dale Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Congratulations to Kathy Maguire Reynolds on her retirement from teaching. Her final teaching assignment was at the Diamond Middle School in Lexington, where she and husband Howard, JD’71, reside. They are the proud parents of Christopher ’01, Katherine, and Mark. • I am sorry to announce the passing of James J. “Joe” Murphy of Rockland, who died on June 2. Joe worked for John Hancock as an actuarial consultant. Sympathies go to Joe’s wife, Joan, and children Kerrin, Corrin, and Brendan. • I hope you are enjoying the fall season. We will be celebrating our 45th BC reunion in the spring of 2014. Please take the time now to write and let me know what is new with you!

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NC 1969 reunion year Correspondent: Mary Gabel Costello 4088 Meadowcreek Lane Copley, OH 44321 Hi! I wish I had more news for you, but I do not. • Of note, Mary Carroll Linder is an independent PR and communications professional. She recently took a wonderful trip with her son Max to the Galápagos Islands. They took part in lots of water activities that Max just loved. • Sue Davies Maurer just returned from a spectacular trip to Alaska. • Upcoming in 2014 is our 45th reunion from Newton College. I hope you will gather some friends and come for a celebration! More information on the reunion will be in your mailbox soon. • So, don’t you wish there was more to read about this time? It’s all up to you. Please send me a quick email!

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Correspondent: Dennis Razz Berry Hi, gang! How was your fall season? Whether you were enjoying football at the Heights or golf at your favorite club, or just sitting back as you begin your retirement, I hope all is well. • Speaking of retirements, I got a nice note from Steve Kives, who retired from the FBI over a decade ago and is now working

on the security team at Cigna. His work for the FBI found him in Detroit for a number of years, where his four children went to high school, before moving to Hartford, his last office with the bureau. Several years after retiring, he and wife Lorraine moved back to the Detroit area, where their children— Stacey, Steve, Matt, and Emily ’06—are now living. Steve reports that he loves the Midwest and has had a chance to see the BC hockey team. He sends his best to all. • Clearly enjoying retirement and biking for a cause is Bernie Fitzgerald, who took part in the Pan-Mass Challenge; keep peddlin’ for the cause! • One who will probably never retire is Mike Estwanik, whose travel adventures and New York–based events company, Searchlights, keep him on the go around the world. In a recent stop on Maui, he had a message at the Four Seasons Resort from resident massage therapist and registered acupuncturist Paula Brock. Paula has been in the islands for a number of years and is one of the best known therapists in the region. • Patty (Lyons) WCAS’78 and Bernie O’Kane, MEd’72, MA’05, together with many BC friends and relatives, celebrated the marriage of their son Conor ’00, MA’07, to Erin Hoffman, MA/MSW’08, at the Fordham University Chapel in New York. The wedding experience lasted for five days over the July 4 holiday. Conor’s brothers Andy ’03 and Greg ’08 served as best men. • Our sympathy is extended to Annette Hanley, wife of our classmate James Hanley, who passed away in April while on vacation in Ireland. Jim served in Vietnam and for many years worked for the Veterans Administration. He was a lifelong resident of Lawrence.

National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC collaborated with four Native communities to launch an engaging new environmental website. Through video interviews of tribal leaders, the website shows how these communities are responding to contemporary environmental challenges using a combination of modern technology and ancient wisdom. For great storytelling and lots of ideas for teachers, see www. • One final note: I recently tried to contact several classmates whose voices we have not heard in Class Notes for some time. Emails to all came back marked “undeliverable.” Nancy Riley Kriz, Jane McNamara Bieber, and Kathy O’Mara Fanning MEd’76, I have lost any way to contact you. Please email me your current address and, while you are at it, any news or tidings you would like to send. We’d love to hear from you! Until then, best wishes for a beautiful winter season—and keep the news items coming!

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Our news this quarter contains several innovative ventures; it seems we had a productive summer! Rita Houlihan has been working with BC’s School of Theology and Ministry to initiate a series of lectures and liturgy celebrations of St. Mary of Magdala. On July 19, BC held its fifth such celebration, featuring scripture scholar Sr. Sandra Schneiders; her talk is posted on the “Encore Events” section of the STM website: www. CampusEvents.html. Rita highly recommends the talk for all craving a SWC-style lecture. And she invites everyone to next year’s event and luncheon on the same theme. In other news, Rita has been spending much of her retirement visiting her 26 nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. But amid all that activity, she still found time to write to us. One particularly endearing item in her report: Nancy Durkin Orazem’s daughter Lucy Pelham and her husband, Michael, announced the birth of their first child, Nancy, with reddish eyebrows that remind Rita of our classmate Nancy. The newest Nancy will grow up in the same Melrose house as her namesake. What a wonderful bundle of joy to continue a legacy of love and courage! Congratulations! • Also deserving of congratulations: With Clare Cuddy at the helm of its education department, the Smithsonian

This is my 40th anniversary column. Thanks for reading it for all these years. I did some travel to write this one. I was invited by Bob Egan to attend the Ojai Playwrights Festival. Bob directs plays written by aspiring playwrights in the artist community northwest of LA. He has been the producing artistic director of the Mark Taper Forum in the LA Music Center and has had the same title at the Repertory Theatre in Seattle. • I got a message from Bob’s old friend Francis Gormley, reporting that his son, a former star lacrosse player and coach at the University of Maryland, has become a coach in that sport at Denison University in Ohio. • I made my annual birthday call to Mike Spatola, who’s still the chief fundraiser for BC Law School. Mike continues to progress toward his goal of seeing all five of his daughters graduate from BC. Four of them have done so, while the youngest is a junior. Mike reports that Chris Mansfield, JD’75, has retired as general counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. At one point in Chris’s career, his was the largest corporate legal department in the United States. Among the attorneys he supervised was his double classmate Tom Fleischer, JD’75. • I made another birthday call, to John Coll, MBA’74, who is still a money manager in Orange County. He was planning to attend his 45th class reunion at Bishop McQuaid

High School in Rochester. He and retired investment banker Bill Cherry ’74, MA’75, were also planning to play a round of golf on the course that hosted this year’s PGA championship. • There are no obituaries to report this time, thank God, but I offer my condolences to the family of Art Donovan ’50. Art was an NFL Hall of Fame player who went on to a great career as a guest on late-night TV talk shows.

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Correspondent: Nancy Brouillard McKenzie Please keep in our prayers Donn Pokorny, spouse of Beth Carroll Pokorny. Donn passed away very suddenly in July. • Mario ’72 and Meg Barres Alonso had a wonderful weekend in Washington to celebrate Mike’s graduation with honors from Georgetown Law School. Both are enjoying son Matt’s two sons.  For about a year, Meg has been taking harp lessons. • Please consider joining the Ignatian Volunteer Corps in your area.  IVC provides many opportunities for men and women to serve others and transform their lives: I have now added guitar lessons to my IVC work, yoga, and other activities, including writing this column and being a Boston College alumni admissions volunteer.  Please send Newton news to distract me from singing and playing guitar at the same time.  My family will appreciate this gesture. Take care.

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Correspondent: Patricia DiPillo As I write, the Red Sox are still in first place, and I hope Tebow makes the cut. Tuukka is a guest at a friend’s son’s wedding also, I hear. I had a good summer and a new adventure. I taught a course for Fitchburg State University credit and saw my idol Tom Brady go down during a routine practice but happily is OK. Those were the highlights. The only other news I have is sad but brings back fond memories of the Heights. First, we are rapidly losing Eagles from the nest: Nancy L. Carpenter, MEd’76, of North Adams, on August 2, 2012; June Whalen Casey, of Acton and Peaks Island, ME, on January 1, 2013; and Mary O’Sullivan Ryan, of Norwood, on February 22, 2010, all have left us. On the other hand, I pass along this heartwarming story from Ed Waldron with a message that is both poignant and nostalgic, a constant reminder of the catalogue of history we all share: “It has occurred to me we have moved into a new phase of our lives, in that, for the most part, the generation ahead of us has passed, and our generation is now beginning to ebb.  With the early and completely surprising (to those of us not recently in contact with him) passing of Bryan Killian [in February], and with other members of our class noted in alumni notes, a numbing reality has begun to surface.  Wonderful memories become all the more cherished as we recall the days of Townhouse C on Upper Campus.  Our group of 16 was the first to

inhabit the townhouse, and we had applied en masse to the housing office to be grouped together.  Those years were marvelous, and Bryan was an important part.  I am sure we all recall the beer keg that miraculously passed through the sliding glass door over the balcony, and Fr. Hanrahan, LST’67, fining us $1,500, which, of course, caused us to stage the famous party in Cardinal O’Connell’s home on Upper Campus, opening the door to future events in said location over the years.  As Bryan was on the baseball team, Beer Can Hill became a regular location for sitting in the afternoon sun and yelling at Eddie Pellagrini. Bryan and Julie [Coughlan]’s wedding reception, held at the Parker House downtown, was one of the last gatherings of the crew, marked by (a first for me at a wedding) a cash bar.  Bryan’s passing led to contact with Frank and Joanne (Gallagher) Lavin, Dave Freitag, and by extension, Brian King. We all sent our love and condolences to Julie. Let us hope this remains the rare event for years to come.”

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Correspondent: Kate Novak Vick Judy McCarthy Kennedy wrote from Scranton, PA, to say that she was sorry to have missed our 40th reunion, but she also reported on a minireunion last October at Marianne Clarke’s home in Biddeford, ME. Eileen Wynne, Rosemary Sullivan Van Graafeiland, and Judy had a great time with Marianne and her husband, John Redman. Judy’s other big news is that she is now a grandmother—to Declan, who turned one on September 5. His dad (Judy’s son Patrick ’99) lives a short walk from the BC campus, so Declan has already been introduced to what could be his alma mater too! • Speaking of grandmothers, Margi Mulcahy O’Neill has three grandchildren (8, 6, and 4). Margi, who is an antiques dealer, had just returned to the States from the UK. • Sheila Brogan, MA’75, is happy to say that she has three children, all of whom graduated from BC (in ’06, ’08, and ’10) and are gainfully employed. • Judith Chimenti

loved seeing our reunion picture and was sorry to have missed us all. She works at Bay Financial Associates in Waltham, where she specializes in advising small- to medium-size businesses. Judy has been in the financial planning industry for 20-plus years and is both a chartered life underwriter (CLU) and a chartered financial consultant (ChFC). Her son Matthew is a junior at St. John’s Prep in Danvers. • Marilyn Kenney Shaw shared news of another minireunion. Several of our classmates spent Reunion Weekend this past June at a wonderful wedding in Puerto Rico— almost 40 years, to the day, since they were first there for a classmate’s wedding. Several of the original group who attended Christine Richards’s wedding to Pedro Beauchamp in San Juan were thrilled to reunite there for the wedding of Christine and Pedro’s daughter Giovanna ’07. Christine and Pedro opened their seaside villa in Dorado for Debby Lucier Kolodziej, Nancy O’Neil Beebe, Mary Kay Goode Fausey, and Marilyn, along with their husbands, to stay for several days. What a great time they had renewing friendships over coffee in the morning and hanging about in pj’s until lunch—they felt like college girls again! Beautiful wedding—wonderful time! And the minireunion resumed several weeks later in July, when Debby and her husband, Ron ’73, invited Joyce Gaffey Ferris and Betsy Hart Gray, who had been unable to make the wedding, to their oceanfront home in Plymouth. Christine joined via Skype as she prepared to leave to officiate at the British Open. Great stories—wish we all could have been there!

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reunion year class participation goal: 480 Correspondent: Patricia McNabb Evans Hi, everyone! I hope all’s well with you. • I hope you had a chance to read the great article about our classmate, artist-scientist James Balog, in the Summer issue of the magazine. The photo of him on the cover is amazing. He is the subject of the critically acclaimed film Chasing Ice, which documents the

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world’s shrinking glaciers. Check it out! • Thanks to Wayne Morrison for sharing an update about his family. He is practicing law in Beverly and making his home in Marblehead with his wife, Shelley. They have two children: daughter Chandler, a recent graduate of UVA, and Wesley, a first-year student at New England School of Law. Thanks, Wayne! • Congratulations to my good friend Tom Mahoney, who is the new principal of Pope John XXIII High School in Everett. • My husband, Jim ’76, MBA’81, and I continue to have a very nice year. In May, we celebrated the marriage of our daughter Andrea ’07, Northeastern Law ’12, to Zach Zoia ’08. John and Maureen (Galvin) McCafferty joined us in Orleans for the wedding. • I am sorry to share the news of the passing of our classmate Michael Fadden of North Haven, CT, in April. Michael was a social worker who was especially concerned with the needs of brain-injured individuals and the elderly. He leaves a son and many family members and friends. • Please plan on attending our reunion, take care, and send me some news!

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NC 1974 reunion year Correspondent: Beth Docktor Nolan Bob Prokop read the last column’s recollections about our late classmate, and his late wife, Diane Tanguay Prokop, and wrote to update us on their daughters, Lisa and Anna. Lisa has nearly completed work on her doctorate in public health at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore; she would have been finished last spring, were it not for the birth of Diane’s first grandchild, Alexandra Marie Lagasse, in February. Bob gets to babysit for Alexandra twice a week to help out as both Lisa and her husband, Dan, who is finishing his doctorate in molecular biology, complete their studies.  Diane’s younger daughter, Anna, is working toward her master’s in performing arts at Indiana University, specializing in opera.  Anna has been in a number of professional performances already, including Akhnaten by Philip Glass and Dido and Aeneas (as the evil queen of the witches!). Anna also toured China with the Philadelphia Opera last Christmas.  Many thanks to Bob for sharing with the class how so many wonderful aspects of Diane continue to live on in her daughters and granddaughter! • Believe it or not, our 40th reunion will soon be here, and I hope you are making plans to attend. But I still need your news to share, so write— do not let another 40 years go by before sending your news!

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Gerard Kells is a happily retired executive who spent his career working for Johnson & Johnson. He and his wife, Kim ’76, moved to Naples, FL, a few years ago and enjoy socializing with BC alumni in the Southwest Florida Chapter. Their summers are spent 68 class notes

in the Princeton, NJ, area. Gerard and Kim continue to be football season ticket holders and to tailgate with BC friends and their sons Conor ’01 and Brendan ’05. • Kevin Short is still living in Minnesota with his wife and six children. The oldest of his five daughters will be married in 2014.  His third daughter has joined his Minneapolis white-collar defense law practice. His youngest, son Daniel, is entering the first grade. Kevin is still puttering with music. On the evening of the Boston Marathon, he wrote a song, “Dan McCann, Boston Man,” inspired by the images of the so-called fallen runner. You can listen to the song and read Kevin’s comments, including his memories of watching the Marathon from BC’s front gates, by searching “Kevin Short Dan McCann” on YouTube. • Walt Fey writes: “Happy birthday to all classmates turning 60 this blessed year. My family and I rock ’n’ rolled our 60th in Arlington with Steve and Joan (Doherty) Geddes, Paul Matricciani, Bill “Beeherloi” Boodry ’79, Conde Keogh, and Teri (Malinowski) Karamourtopoulos. Congrats to all who have made it this far! Keep up the good work. Boston College Strong!” • Sheila Harrington reports that she had a fun-filled trip to Spain and is overjoyed with the birth of her new grandson, Cooper Louis, in June to her daughter Tara and son-in-law Andrew Gestrich. • With great sadness we report the passing of classmate Stephen McGrath.  He was three days shy of reaching his 60th milestone celebration. Stephen graduated from Suffolk Law School and was a practicing attorney in Quincy, truly dedicated to public service. Our most sincere condolences to his wife, Jane, and family. • As always, classmates, please stay in touch!

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Correspondent: Mary Stevens McDermott

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Correspondent: Gerald B. Shea We begin with sad news: Patricia (Masia) Murphy passed away last May in Roswell, GA, where she had worked as a dedicated nurse at Northside Hospital. Patti earned her BS in biology at BC and garnered a BS in nursing from Texas Woman’s University in 1994. She is survived by her husband, Kevin; daughters Caitlyn, Beth, and Kristin; and her mother, Patricia. Rest in peace. • Thomas Regan, SJ, completed his six-year term as New England provincial in 2009, and then used a one-year sabbatical to return to the classroom as a visiting professor at Loyola Marymount University in LA. He served in the same capacity at Fordham University until 2011. In September 2012, he began a tenured position in the philosophy department at Loyola University Chicago, where he directs the MA program for Jesuits in formation. Tom also finds time to serve as academic dean for the undergraduate seminary of the Archdiocese of Chicago, located on Loyola’s campus. On weekends, he celebrates Mass at Saints Faith, Hope and Charity Parish in

Winnetka, where he always meets BC alums! He gets back to the Big Apple four times a year as a  trustee of Fordham University. It was nice to hear that Fr. Tom offers Mass for our deceased classmates. He recently toured the new Stokes Hall at BC and deemed it “magnificent.” He  is right about that. Meg and Emily Shea send a thankful shout-out to Fr. Tom, who baptized them eight years ago! He remains a die-hard Red Sox fan! • Anthony Autori  entered his 35th year at Partners HealthCare as executive director of patient business systems at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. • For those living near BC, check out the Burns Library Irish Music Center, which offers performances by top-shelf musicians, dancers, and other entertainers throughout the academic year, and meet the gracious Irish music librarian, Elizabeth Sweeney. You can also review the BurnsLibraryIMC on YouTube. • Well, here’s wishing all a happy and healthy end of 2013. Stay in touch, and God bless.

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Correspondent: Nicholas Kydes Deb Schiavo, MBA’82, is still disappointed that she missed our 25th reunion—the first one she wasn’t able to attend. However, she had a very good reason: It was on the same weekend as her son Connor’s graduation from Valley Forge Military Academy. Connor is now at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. Her daughter, Taylor, a rising senior in Pelham, was getting ready for college visits in the fall. Hopefully, Taylor will seek to follow in her mother’s footsteps and go to BC. Deb is the “New York office” for Cohen Financial and celebrated her third year with the company in September. While originally focused on working with commercial mortgage borrowers on debt restructuring, as the markets are improving she is now starting to shift to the debt origination side of the business. Deb is still living in “This Old House,” the 1876 Queen Anne Victorian “money pit” that she loves. She was looking forward to getting out of the house this fall for some BC football road trips! • Michael Hernon has some very interesting news to share with us: He recently returned to music after a 25year IT career, which included roles as CIO for the City of Boston and, more recently, as a DoD CIO consultant. He has won a number of prestigious awards, including a Hammer Award and the Navy Meritorious Public Service Award, and been hailed as a “super CIO” by ComputerWorld magazine. He is also a veteran of Boston’s ’80s progressive music scene and has released a CD of contemporary instrumental music titled “Dusk Song” under his band’s name, Hearts in Notes (HiN). Early response has been fantastic, with one review calling it a “true progressive music delight.” Michael originally wrote pop songs with vocals; however, he couldn’t find the right vocalist, so he decided to focus entirely on instrumentals. The CD has attracted fans from some 36 countries, and he quickly picked up more than 3,500 Facebook fans as well. He just submitted the CD for consideration in the Grammy nomination process. We wish

you the best of luck and will keep our fingers crossed for you, Michael! He also invites his BC classmates to drop him a line on his website or on Facebook. Michael also stated: “It is great to see how our classmates are doing; I go right to the Class Notes section as soon the magazine arrives!” So, please send me your updates for Class Notes! • May all good things find the path to your door.

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Correspondent: Julie Butler Evans Hello, all! I hope your respective summers were nice/busy/wonderful/sunny! • First up this time: George Ravanis is a Class of 2011 member of the BC Varsity Club Hall of Fame for his prowess as a pitcher during his years on the Heights. He still owns BC’s record as having the all-time lowest earned run average for a single season. He and his family have owned the popular Frank’s Steak House in North Cambridge since 1975. • Brian Orr sent a note about the work he is doing for Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (NPH), which runs nine homes in Central and Latin America. According to Brian, NPH does not give kids up for adoption but teaches them to become functional members of society: “The success rate is phenomenal. All kids come to the homes as orphaned children.” Brian is chairman of the Northeast NPHUSA office in Quincy. He says that NPHUSA is gaining influence at BC and that the Theology Department sponsored a trip to an NPH orphanage in El Salvador last April. He also reports that a recent alumnus is working at NPH Nicaragua. • Kevin O’Malley reports that he was at the pre-reunion party hosted by Marty ’77 and Nancy (Stevens) Galligan on June 1. “It was hilarious,” he says. “We have 14 St. Seb’s classmates who were also BC’78, so we have old home week often.” Kevin has two daughters at BC, with three more behind them. One will graduate in May from the Connell School of Nursing; the other is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. The latter is the 21st member of Kevin’s family—including his dad, Charles O’Malley ’26—to attend BC. Kevin writes: “If my 11-year-old son attends BC, he will graduate 98 years after my dad, in 2024, presuming he makes it through in four years.” Michael McManama, Kevin’s St. Seb’s classmate and BC frat brother, has four times that many in his immediate family. “Let’s see how many others in the Class of 1978 have extended family,” Kevin says. “I know Joyce Repetto’s dad [Frank Repetto ’26] and my dad were classmates.” OK, ’78ers, respond to Kevin’s musing! Or shoot me some scoop on anything else that you may want to share.

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1979 reunion year

class participation goal: 550 Correspondent: Peter J. Bagley I hope all are doing well. • Eric Woodbury, JD’83, MEd’03, is with the Peace Corps in Ethiopia and has been assigned to provide English instruction

at Sebeta Special Needs teachers college outside Addis Ababa. Three of the 57 in his training group are BC grads—the most represented college! • Lynn Carlotto has taken a new position  with SMG Canada  in Kingston, Ont., as general manager of the 7,000-seat Rogers K-Rock Centre, located on Lake Ontario. She has been in the arena management industry for most of her career, most recently with Live Nation prior to this “move” over the border (she is telecommuting). Before her Canadian venture, Lynn ran the  Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT, and the  Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT. Lynn lives in Glastonbury with her husband, Bill Block, who has been by her side throughout her hectic and demanding entertainment industry career. • Mike Murphy is celebrating 25 years as VP and cofounder of the Viti MercedesBenz dealership of Tiverton, RI. Mike resides in Boston and stills plays golf with his Xaverian Brothers High School classmates each year. • Shout-out to my BC’79 classmates and high school alumni Douglas Bagley, Joseph Chicarello, Mike Grieco, Larry Giangregorio, and Joseph Travaglini! • On a sad note, on behalf of the Class of 1979, we send prayers and condolences to Mary Beth Mosher Grimm and her family. Her dad, Giles E. Mosher Jr. ’55, passed away in February. Giles was a BC graduate and served as a Trustee for over 40 years. Many of us remember him as the former president and CEO of BayBank and as a true “man for others” at Boston College. • Please join our Facebook page: BC Class of 1979. • Have a great autumn, and please forward to me your news.

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Correspondent: Alison Mitchell McKee After 28 years as an insurance defense lawyer, Michael Kamp’s nomination by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy ’77, JD’80, to be a judge of the Connecticut Superior Court was approved by the legislature in March. Michael sits in a criminal court in New Haven. Although the learning curve has been steep, Michael reports that he enjoys his new job. His daughter, Abby, graduated from George Washington University in May and is in Brazil on a Fulbright Scholarship. His son, Rees, is in high school. • Jim Shea has been in Charlotte for over 20 years. He works with the digital design and branding agency BURKE as chief relationship officer. Jim recently finished producing an animation video for one of his favorite clients: BC! You may have seen University Advancement’s “You Are BC,” a short piece that was featured in the BC Alumni Association’s online e-newsletter, Alumni Connections, this past summer and also appeared in the online Giving Impact Report. Jim keeps up regularly  with his Mod 39-A roomies Bob Shea, Dan Arkins, George Schaumann, and Jim Pitt, who is a music acquisition director for Conan O’Brien in LA.

• Cindy Mollo also lives in LA and is a film editor. She recently worked on Broken City, starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe.  • Kudos to Rob Goddu, who completed the Connecticut Challenge, a grueling two-day, 185mile bike ride through the hills of Connecticut, last summer. Rob rode to honor those who have battled cancer and was greeted at the finish line by survivors who included, among others, his wife, Renee, and our classmate Scott Sidell. • Four of our classmates who met as freshmen 36(!) years ago in Chestnut Hill had a minireunion in Boston in August: Anne Aisenberg is a nurse in pediatric practice; Debra Polhamus Seeto is an elementary-school speech pathologist; Susan Small works in a Boston law firm; and Kathleen Harrison Webb has owned HomeWork Solutions, a nanny tax services firm, for more than 20 years. They had a great time catching up, trading pictures, and engaging in “Do you remember when…” • J.T. Fucigna’s middle child, John Thomas, is a freshman at BC. J.T. recently joined the New York City office of the Man Group, a Londonbased hedge fund. • Congratulations to Col. David Clark, who retired from the Army in September and was honored at a ceremony in the Pentagon Hall of Heroes! • I close remembering a dear friend to many of our classmates, Margaret Corie Darby ’82, who lost her long battle with cancer in June. As Lisa Corvese wrote, “Her energy, tenacity, and positive spirit have been a role model for us all.”  We will miss you, Margaret, and your passion for BC!

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Correspondent: Mary O’Brien In August, Julie Rao Martin moved her daughter Samantha into Kostka Hall, on BC’s Upper Campus, to pursue her dreams. Samantha will major in premed and minor in Spanish. Julie wrote that Samantha hopes to continue her interests in music and art in her “free time.” Julie is the president and founder of Create-A-Stir Inc.  You can learn more about her business at  • Last June, Kathy Kasper Luppy joined the board of Crossroads for Kids, a nonprofit organization that helps at-risk Boston-area youth develop their full potential through summer camp and college access and year-round leadership programming. Kathy, who is a VP and senior relationship manager at the investment management firm Eaton Vance, also serves on the board of the Friends of Waltham Senior Citizens and as a member of the Council for Women of Boston College and for the past 17 years, she has sponsored the Jimmy Fund by riding for the Pan-Mass Challenge. She resides in Waltham with her husband and their son. • As a second-grade teacher, I thoroughly enjoy my email subscription to classmate Paul Reynolds’s “FableVision” newsletter. There are always great teaching ideas and a fun poster illustrated by his twin brother, Peter Reynolds, each month. Check out the website to learn more at  You won’t be disappointed. • Condolences to the family of Matthew Walsh of Houston, who passed away on May 28. Our prayers are with you during this time. 70 class notes

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Correspondent: Cynthia J. Bocko Thanks for your overwhelming response to my request for email updates. Any news that doesn’t appear in this column due to space limitations will be published in the next issue. Thanks for understanding! • Angel Alsina has been in Tampa since 1996, currently as the head liver-transplant surgeon and a surgical director at Tampa General Hospital.  His daughter Alexa is a high school senior and plans on applying to BC. At Reunion, Angel caught up with John DiBenedetto, Dan Ostertag, biology friends Kelly McLaughlin and his sister Amy McLaughlin-Hatch, Rich Considine, and Michael and Maga (Vicente) McDonald. He also saw his childhood friend Lissa Bragan-Potts and her husband, Tom. Angel extends an open invitation to any BC friends passing his way • Paul Michienzie, JD’86, writes that his son Matthew will be a freshman at BC this fall, A&S Class of 2017! • Teresa Toto-Moriarty was published this year in the Clinical Social Work Journal. She has an MSW and a PhD in clinical social work from NYU and in the fall started an adjunct position in the School of Social Work at Simmons College. Her husband, Brian Moriarty, is a patent attorney in Concord; he planned to expand his office to Boston in the fall. Their daughter, Emma, is a senior at Boston College and is excited to be living in the Mods for her final year. • Rick Galeazzo writes: “I am doing great out here in Northern California. Job is still going very well and seeing great growth in business in the States. Just had a great vacation back in Boston and then had a fun Canada cruise for my mom’s 80th birthday! My five boys are doing well. My third just graduated from high school and is starting college at EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ.” • Gina Bough Sisti is married and living in Westchester; she is still a real estate agent at Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty in Scarsdale. She has two teenagers: a senior at Fordham Prep in the Bronx and a sophomore at the Ursuline School in New Rochelle; hopefully, one will become a BC Eagle one day! • Anne DeVera Utterback writes: “Liz Dehen Artaiz and I spent an amazing week in England and Ireland in May, visiting with Kathleen Lucas Cardinal. Kathy; her husband, Chris; and their three sons have been living in Weybridge, England, since August 2012. We spent three great days seeing the sights of London; then all three of us hopped on a plane to Ireland, where we spent three ‘craic’filled days and nights with my Irish cousins in West Cork. It was a wonderful time for us Roncalli girls to reconnect with each other in some spectacularly beautiful places.”

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1984 reunion year

class participation goal: 670 Correspondent: Carol A. McConnell Greetings! Here’s the news. • Kevin Cain, JD’87, joined classmate Brian O’Connell, JD’87,

as a partner at Zizik, Powers, O’Connell, Spaulding & Lamontagne, with offices in Westwood and Providence. The firm is focused on trial practice in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. • In June, Michael Sellers, MEd’90, was named chief marketing officer at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. His appointment comes after three years at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, as director of communications and Web services. Last April, Michael married his partner of 19 years, Robb Bruce, at the Bear Mountain Inn in Bear Mountain, NY. Mike writes that classmate Lori Iadarola Paquette was there in spirit. • Please continue to check for events on the website of, a foundation started in 2006 by Beth and Richard Stefanacci soon after their oldest child, Richard, was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma. Events include a great 5K run and golf and tennis outings. • Stephanie Chisholm writes that she is busy raising her nine children. Her oldest son, James, just got married. Gracie, her youngest, was going to Girl Scout Camp in the summer, and Stephanie was working at the Muscular Dystrophy Association on a special project to raise money to send special-needs children with muscular dystrophy to Camp Hemlocks in Hebron, CT. Visit for more information. Stephanie writes that the children enjoy swimming, horseback riding, fishing, and dances, and she loves the job. • With sadness, I report that Barbara Ann (Vallo) Gould, MEd’85, passed away on March 16 at her home in Bolton. Barbara was a special education teacher, dedicated to students who struggled, at Hildreth Elementary School. She enjoyed Cape Cod and the beach with her husband of 25 years, Jefferson, and daughter Darby. • Finally, some news from me: My husband, Mike, and I are happy to say that we and our home in Sea Girt, NJ, survived Hurricane Sandy. We are five blocks from the Atlantic, and Sandy pushed the ocean to the third block. With all the destruction, we were truly lucky! • Well, the last 5 years, not to mention the last 30 years, have flown by all too quickly! Here we are again—another reunion for our class! I received the first flyer in the mail announcing our 30-year reunion, to be held May 30–June 1, 2014. I am hoping to publish as much news of our class as possible; please write soon so that I can share your news with our classmates. And I hope to see you at our reunion!

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Correspondent: Barbara Ward Wilson Bob and Lynn Gallandt have been married for 25 years and have three children. Their elder daughter is a senior at San Diego State University, their son is a senior in high school, and their younger daughter is a freshman in high school. For 25 years, Lynn taught students in special education, bilingual education, and adult ESL and then worked as a supervisor for student teachers. Now she is changing careers: She is going to graduate school at Chapman University, studying communicative disorders to become a speech and language pathologist. She plans to work with persons who have sustained brain injuries and to do therapy in a hospital

or rehabilitation facility.  When not working, studying, or being a mom, Lynn can be found cycling on  or walking  the local beach paths of Southern California. She wishes all in our class a warm hello! • Lisa Prezioso-O’Donnell lives in Farmington, CT. Amy Clasby-Sullivan and husband Michael live in Worcester. Both Lisa and Amy would love to get together with former classmates in their areas. • Last Memorial Day, Bernie Coccia traveled from New Jersey to join Vin Sylvia in running Boston’s Run to Remember and paying tribute to the late Greg Shea, one of his BC roommates. Joining Vin and Bernie after the race were Greg’s wife, Cindy (Seib) Shea, and their daughters, Alyson and Natalie. • Maria Leonard Olsen has published her first book, Mommy, Why’s Your Skin So Brown? A children’s book, it came from Maria’s experiences of being mistaken as the nanny of her own lighter-skinned children. It is a consciousness-raising book about how being a parent isn’t always apparent. Maria also has a contract to write an adult book dealing with this topic. Congrats! Maria has a daughter who is a freshman at Northwestern University and a son in boarding school at Walnut Hill School for the Arts.  Maria and her son were in the season finale of the TV show Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Maria graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, served as a political appointee in the Clinton Justice Department, and currently practices law in the Washington DC area. • Please send me some updates, and enjoy the holidays!

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Correspondent: Leenie Kelley I hope everyone had an awesome summer and is enjoying the fall football season at BC. • I heard from Jim Ryder, who writes: “I married Louise Ntaganda-Ryder from Rwanda in 2000. We have three boys: Matthew (12), Dylan (11), and Thomas (8). I’m teaching theology at Loyola High School– Detroit. It’s an inner-city Jesuit school for at-risk youth. Shout-out to everybody from Cushing 2nd as well as Kelly Mulcahy, Clare [Cannon Fox], Jeanine [Guido], Laura Lynch, and Mark ‘Gags’ Gagliardi.” Jim, great to hear from you and thanks for the update. • Please keep the emails coming, I would love to hear from everyone. Go BC!

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Correspondent: Catherine Stanton Schiff Hi, everyone! Thanks so much to everyone who sent in an update. Unfortunately, there were some technical issues, so if you don’t see your update here, please resend it for a future column. • Joe Spellman emailed that Spelly’s Pub & Grille is celebrating its third anniversary of serving fine food to Southern California. • Maura Roach O’Connor lives in Fairfield, CT, with husband Brian and four children: Molly, Tommy, John, and Eileen. She’s been teaching math for the last five years at Fairfield Prep and just completed her

master’s in secondary education at Fairfield University. Maura gets together regularly with Christine Vigliano Carter and Dana Pantos Harris. • Andrew Smith, who is associate general counsel for Citigroup in New York City, emailed that in addition to his other business interests, David DeLucia has opened a restaurant in Whitestone, NY: Patsy’s is an offshoot of the famous Manhattan  original. Andrew and Tom Livaccari joined David there earlier this year. The three of them are part of a larger group that gets together every year around Christmas for dinner and drinking in Manhattan. They have been doing this for 20 years. The usual attendees include Dan Reddington, Tom Porell, Pat Ard, Mike Choy, Rob Cameron, Bob Berry, Tony Minucci ’88, Chris Brown, Chris Ridini, Dennis Regan, Pete Gallagher, John Mulligan, and Jim Barilaro. The common denominator for the group is Upper Campus, freshman year. • Sue Shey Dvonch has been in Boston frequently for work and has loved visiting her favorite city. She had a wonderful Cheverus reunion with Ingrid Van Zon Borwick, Ro LaFleur Bach, Katy Stephens Dobens, and Ann Gallo. Sue and Justin McCarthy were excited for the Eagles to take on the USC Trojans this September in LA and hoped to rally a group of LA and Orange County alums for the game. • Cara and Tim Beneski and their four sons live at Hawai’i Preparatory Academy, where Tim teaches English.  His oldest son, Chancey, is a freshman; twins Jake and Seamus are in eighth grade; and Eamon is in seventh. HPA is in Waimea, on the Big Island, and although they are up in the mountains, it is only a 20-minute drive to the beach. Anyone visiting the Big Island can get in touch with Tim via the HPA website, • And finally, some sad news: Our classmate Richard Kelley, MA’89, was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) two years ago. Since that time, the disease has rendered him immobile, unable to speak, and requiring around-the-clock care. Dick worked at BC in sports media for over 20 years, and his love of the University is unparalleled. He’s been an ambassador of BC’s values in the unique way he’s mentored student-athletes over the years. Sports Illustrated online recently featured Dick, his relationship with BC, and his fight with ALS: college-basketball/news/dick-kelley/. You can contact him via 

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Correspondent: Rob Murray Melissa White Shaheen has (once again) made my life easier!  A month after the very special weekend that was our 25th reunion, I got this update from her: “Well, aren’t we all still recovering from the high that was Reunion ’88.  We had such a magnificent and magical time. As I said on our Facebook page: ‘I am in BC withdrawal.’ It was so wonderful to have that huge showing from our class, and the campus looked absolutely gorgeous.  Reconnected with so many really special people, and the entire weekend left a handprint on my heart. Jenny McMahonVarick  and I (and our spouses) stayed at the Marriott Long Wharf and were joined by Karl

and Patti (Mullaly) Panzer, Linda Malenfant, and  Scott Sanchez for dinner at the Sail Loft.  Then we all headed off to White Horse Tavern for an awesome party (thanks to  Tim Philbin for organizing). The reunion slipped by far too quickly, but we revelers managed to continue the party in the dorms.  Big thanks to  Bill Russell  for supplying the booze! And if anyone from BC Dining Services asks, I certainly was not seen leaving the reunion with a giant wheel of Brie in one hand, my high heels in the other hand, heading for the dorms. [FYI, Melissa, there were actually larger thefts going on at the time, a verified food-related crime wave, not that I’ll be naming names! —R.]  So many wonderful people to thank, especially Jon Magsino, who created our Facebook page more than a year ago and generated such interest. And the other folks on the Reunion Committee, who were able to raise a stunning amount of money from our class. Congratulations to Scott Sanchez, who proposed to his beautiful girlfriend, Tara, on the steps of BC and officially made it into the BC commemoration reunion photo book!  He took his time and waited for the right woman; we all agree she was worth the wait!” Thanks, Melissa! I hope to hear from others also experiencing BC withdrawal. • I also heard from Will Anzenberger, who recently was hired as the development director for the Kaua’i Humane Society.  He  says he’s  got his work  cut  out for him. The island,  despite a population of some 65,000 people, has a huge feral cat problem.  Will says  he’s  up for the challenge, even the fundraising part—hint, hint!

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reunion year class participation goal: 670 Correspondent: Andrea McGrath Reunion fever has officially hit!  I encourage you to register for the BC online community ( html). It will become a central (and easy) source of connecting with classmates, sharing updates, and making reunion plans! You can of course email me directly with any questions! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone next spring on campus. • Beth Dedrick Lawlor ( joined Merrill Lynch in February as a managing director, market executive for the New York City Metro Market. Beth lives in Green Brook, NJ, with her husband of 18 years, Kevin Lawlor, and their two children, Brendan (15) and Gillian (14). Beth is active in the BC community and hosts a reception every year for accepted Early Action students and their families at her home. She recently joined Donna DiMase Kessler and Beatriz Loizillon for a girls’ weekend and reminisced about their great time at the Heights. • Cathy Carroll (cathy@legacyonward. com) recently launched Legacy Onward, a leadership coaching firm specializing in family businesses.  After growing up in a family business and following a 20-year post-BC corporate career, Cathy ran her father’s manufacturing business, where she recognized the need for leadership coaching in this important segment.  Cathy has dedicated Legacy Onward to helping leaders achieve greater profits through greater performance. • In August, George O’Neill (goneill@realtors. org) graduated from the Spertus Institute for

Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago with an MS in nonprofit management. Going forward, he is also pursuing a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation through Realtor University, with the National Association of Realtors.

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Correspondent: Missy Campbell Reid Hello, fellow classmates! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and that by the time you read this update, your fall season has been equally as great!  • I just ordered seven tickets to the BC homecoming football game and am looking forward to spending a BC girls’ weekend in Boston with Rita Rodin, Kara Corso Nelson, Susie Mullarkey Iovanne, Colleen Driscoll O’Leary, Diane Cordano Conlon, and Chrissy Conry Flynn. • In other class news, James Timberlake walked a total of 3,000 miles on the medieval European pilgrimage trails known as the Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James, as seen in the Emilio Estevez movie The Way. Jim says both excursions (the first, three-and-a-half months, and the second, five months) were tremendous journeys, and he has written four books that lyrically relay the experience.  (Check out his website at  Jim is now saving in order to walk the trails again in 2015; however, next time he hopes to walk through Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, and Spain to Santiago and the sea. Good luck, Jim! • Although Kerry Rogers O’Loughlin graduated from Boston College with a BA in history, she also enjoyed several classes in the Lynch School of Education. These combined interests led her to a career as a primary school teacher and ultimately to the publication of her first book: Baxter’s Journey to New York City is a children’s novel written and designed specifically to be used in the classroom. It is a story of personal challenges and friendships that uniquely celebrate the rewards of reading and learning. Geographical information about Massachusetts and New York and historical facts about the Statue of Liberty are woven throughout the narrative; Kerry feels that helping children learn about the location of the 50 United States and about important U.S. historical landmarks through a narrative will have a much longer lasting impression on them. Kerry and her husband, Brian, have three children: Danny (14), Meghan (12), and Brendan (6). Their youngest child is autistic, and Kerry will donate a portion of the proceeds from her book to the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. • Keep sending me your news! I would love to hear from you!

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Correspondent: Peggy Morin Bruno Lisa Kochol Carroll is a library media specialist at Northeast Middle School in Bristol, CT, where she was named Bristol’s Teacher of the Year for 2013. She is also celebrating her 25th year as the coordinator of the Southington Youth Summer Theater.  Lisa is celebrating 72 class notes

her 20th wedding anniversary this year as well. She has a son who is a sophomore and a daughter who is in sixth grade. • Phil and Colleen McCue Groves have been in Chicago for about two years since moving back from Hong Kong—where, he notes, John McGuire also lived before moving to Singapore for Goldman Sachs, where he is doing well. Rob Warnock, Joe Indelicato, and Phil recently sold their hotel in Dalian, China, after having owned it since 2005.  They are now scouting out new investments in China.  Phil recently had dinner with Rob Madden, Andy Sage, and Jack Fleming in Boston; all are doing great.  Rob still manages money for the rich and famous, Andy is a partner at KPMG, and Jack is with the Boston Athletic Association. Phil also saw Mark Amorosi in DC, where Mark is a partner with K&L Gates.  He is happy and healthy.  Phil also talks China with Marco Buchbinder, Chris Keyes, Dave Driscoll, and Chris Poirer, who are all doing well.  He runs into Pat Carroll here and there in Chicagoland.  Also, Randy Grenon invites all BC grads to stay with him when in Tampa! Clearly, Phil gets the award for most alumni sightings! • Michelle England is a manager at Alere Home Monitoring, where she helped develop the first telemonitoring program for critically ill patients who had an LVAD, a ventricular assist device, implanted—like Dick Cheney had prior to his transplant.  She travels across the United States and meets amazing nurses and doctors in hospitals that use this program for their VAD patients. Her son completed his first year of college, and Michelle and Jamie celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary. Michelle would love to hear from Michelle (Mailloux) Scala, Jeanne-Marie (Neault) McCann, and Fred Mangano. • Ric Gazarian just produced his first documentary, Hit The Road: India, and also published his second book of the same name. The book and the film follow two friends on a two-week auto-rickshaw rally through the heart of India, named one of the top 10 adventures in the world by Lonely Planet. Read more about Ric’s film at  • In May, Rahib Dow (formerly Daou) was honored with the Lebanese American Heritage Club’s Award for Excellence and Great Achievements. Rahib, who lost his eyesight as well as his left hand in an explosion during the war in his native Lebanon, is the director of rehabilitation and international training, and also coaches fencing, at the Carroll Center for the Blind.  • Thanks again for the continued updates! I wish you a wonderful holiday season!

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Ingrid Chiemi Schroffner, JD’95, was selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of the 2013 Top Women of Law. She is assistant general counsel of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services in Boston. • Roberto Duran lives in the Republic of Panama, where he has been the tournament director for the PGA Tour for the last 10 years. He and his wife, Analida, have three children: Analida, Roberto, and Felipe. Roberto welcomes all classmates to attend

the tournament in Panama! • Anthony and Diana Fiumara Petrazzuoli are thrilled to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Lina and Anna, on May 25. The twins join their big sister, Emma, who just turned one. Diana and her family live in Westwood. • Tom McManus has joined the Inman Company, a financial advisory and investment banking firm, as managing director, overseeing sports and entertainment advisory services. Tom lives in Jacksonville, FL, with his wife, Kristina, and their three daughters: Avery (12), Kelsey (9), and Harley Mae (5). Tom was an original member of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and a key member of the team from 1995 to 1999. In 2009, he was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame. • Tara Adyanthaya moved to Atlanta with her BC roommate Dyan Pelosi Johnson after graduation and has been there ever since. She practiced law for over 16 years, got married to Rick Boyd ’87, and received her master’s degree in bioethics. Tara recently started her own consulting practice, TLA Healthcare Ethics Consulting & Mediation, specializing in legal and medical ethics in treatment decisions. She has run nine marathons, including three Boston Marathons, between 2011 and 2013. Tara sent in news of her former roommates: Dyan Johnson and husband Erik have two children: Cody (4) and Sadie (2). Dyan is a social worker with the Shepherd Center for brain and spinal cord injuries in Atlanta. Katherine McCollough Yzaguirre is an attorney and lives in Houston with husband Mark and daughter Elizabeth. Kristin Kreuder Overton lives in Connecticut with her husband, George, and two daughters, Katherine and Victoria. Kristin is general counsel for Trans-Lux Corporation. Meredith Concannon Lang lives in Austin with husband Peter. They have four children: Jacob, Justin, Joseph, and Madeline.

works at Saint Peter’s University as special assistant to the provost. Staying in campus and residential life must be because of the great start Michael got at BC: He and I and a bunch of others were summer RAs for the first-ever freshman orientation. • It was great to see Colleen Freeman at Reunion. She practiced as a litigator after law school and then moved over to consulting eight years ago. She is now director, global legal solutions, at Epiq Systems, a provider of litigation technology. Colleen is also proud to be a two-year vice chair for the City Year Boston Legal Community Breakfast, which raises over $100,000 each year. Colleen welcomes all to get involved with City Year, which works with the Boston Public Schools to bring mentorship to students in the lowestperforming schools. • Jeanie ZmijewskiTaddeo had some sad news around reunion time, losing her dad, Edward Zmijewski ’54. She wanted to express her appreciation to our classmates who supported her and attended her dad’s service: Cara McNally, Rick Brown, Laura Milano, and Chris Spirito. • Bob and Maura (Kelly) Lannan welcomed their third child, Richard Francis, in July 2012. He joined siblings Margaret Mary “Peggy” (7) and Robert Woodrow “Bobby” (5). The Lannans live in Potomac, MD. • Mike Atwood has agreed to a two-book contract with the publisher of his first short story collection, HiStory of Santa Monica. HiStory of Santa Monica 2 and @wood’s Book on Running will be published in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Check out Mike’s website at • Hot off the presses (pun intended), Belinda Fuchs Rosenblum, husband Marc, and big sister Olivia welcomed Seth on August 16, a great birthday he will now share with my youngest daughter! • See you all next issue and don’t forget to share all your good news via laura@ or the address above.

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Correspondent: Laura Beck Happy fall, fellow ’93ers! Are you still on a reunion high? Man that was a great weekend! No need to wait until the 25th to get together again; remember, every first Saturday in June, we gather for bar golf at Tia’s at 2:00 p.m. • The Falmouth Road Race in early August was a bit of a BC’93 reunion. Mike Greene, Dan Walsh, and I were on the sidelines and gave a big yell to John Martyn, Rob Carroll, Trisha Erwin Stravin MS’01, and Christine Fahey. Mike, Dan, and I have committed to running next year. Join us! • Ian Brown, Heightsman and AHANA president, Voices of Imani president, Newton Campus, went to Berklee after BC, then moved to San Francisco and married Trish Endriga. They have two daughters. Ian’s band, Ingar Brown & the Future Funk, plays around the San Francisco area, and one of his singles made it to the first rounds of the Grammy’s in 2009. Sweet! Ian has a new album just out, “Electrofunktasia.” You can keep up at • Michael Lord married Elisa Noetinger on his 42nd birthday, March 16. After the wedding, they went to Argentina, where Elisa is from, and held a second celebration in Buenos Aires. They live in Jersey City, where Michael

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class participation goal: 505 Correspondent: Nancy E. Drane In the spirit of it being back-to-school season as I write this, let me start with news from Tiffany Back, MEd’99, who is entering her third year as a member of the board of the National Education Association.  Tiffany reports that it’s been fantastic traveling to Washington DC and serving as one of the five representatives of the 110,000-member Massachusetts Teachers Association!  Also, after 13 years as a teacher, she started a new position this fall as an assistant principal/ teacher at Bowen Elementary School in Newton.  And, over Memorial Day weekend, she finished her second marathon, the Vermont City Marathon in Burlington, VT.  She achieved her goal of finishing the race in less than four hours—and might even consider running a third! • Tracey Johns Delp was promoted to district division chief at the State’s Attorney’s Office for Harford County, MD, where she has been a prosecutor for more than 10 years. Tracey and husband Dennis live in Bel Air with their two sons, Ethan (11) and Kevin (5).  • Maria DeLourdes Valerio is a master swimmer and made the 2012 10 world-best times in four events: the

9th/400 free, 4th/800 free, 6th/200 fly, and 7th/400 individual medley. Her son Francisco (15) won a silver medal in the Central American and Caribbean  Olympics of Mathematics in Nicaragua and competed this past summer in the International Mathematical Olympiad in Colombia.  Son Alejandro (15) won an honorable mention in the same competition and a summer scholarship at Annapolis for an engineering, science, and mathematics camp.  Maria and husband Timothy Proskauer spent the summer in Gilford, NH, but reside in Guaynabo, PR. They have two other children, Jose Ricardo (13) and Nicolas (10). • Neil and Liza (Makowski) Hayes’s third child, Ruby Elizabeth, was born in June, joining brothers Lincoln (8) and Nathan (6).  Liza is an assistant professor at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Nutrition, in Chapel Hill. • In August, Brenna (O’Leary) Reagan and Joelle Tutela rode in the Pan-Mass Challenge, a 47-mile loop from Babson College to Patriot Place and back!  • Michelle Schiano married Mike Mongulla in Brooklyn.  Classmates in attendance included Lucia Grillo, Paula (Garofalo) Kurta, Julie Muniz, Heather (Sherr) Ochieng MEd’96, Jennifer Ryan, and Kristan Flynn. • Some of our classmates staged a terrific minireunion last summer! Spearheading the event were  Mark and Claudette (Bautista) McCarron, who were married at St. Ignatius in 1999 before moving to London, where they lived for 10 years with their daughters, Ana (8) and Kate (4). Now settled back in the States, they reached out to reminisce with BC friends, including Edward Vamenta and Elizabeth Traphagen with children Adeline (11) and Jude (8); Mark and Jennifer (Menon) Clearwaters with Owen (8) and Darren (3); Dan and Jorie (Barnett) Johnson with Gerry (12) and Ellie (9); Brigitte Majewski and Chris Collins with Kolbe (5) and Claire (3); Jodi Fontes and Dan Grundig with Marin (8) and Mason (7); Kerry (Lyman) ’95 and Dave Stevens with Patrick (9), Finley (8), and Bridgit (5); Matt and Stacy (Wywra) West with Devon (9) and twins Ainsley and Charlotte (7); Gina Quelha and Roger McAvoy with Halia (6), Alessio (4), and Liam (1), who were visiting from Hong Kong(!); Sue Migliorisi ’93, MA’95, with daughter Harper (2); and Heather and Joe Negley with Sabrina (10), Peter (8), Garrett (6), and Meredith (5). What a wonderful gathering this must have been! • Thanks for all the terrific messages this time around. Keep them coming!

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Correspondent: Kevin McKeon Edward and Mary (Hines) Droesch were married on November 10, 2012, in Manhattan at St. Ignatius Loyola Church. The wedding party included bridesmaid Amy Driscoll. Fellow BC’95 alumni in attendance included Sarah Bessette, Hal Berson, Gretchen (Gill) Duffy, Amy (Teter) Romero, and Kelly Warrick. Alfred Kelly III ’09 was also a guest. The couple reside in Manhattan with their son, Charles Robert “Charlie.” Mary heads up the ThankYou Rewards program for Citibank, and Ed is a managing director at Goldman Sachs. Congratulations to the happy family! • Kristen (Maguire Marques) writes:

“My daughter Alyssa graduated from Cranston High School West in Cranston, RI, and was accepted Early Decision to Boston College. She is a member of the Screaming Eagles band and started classes in September. She is loving it so far! It’s been great being back on campus while she begins her college experience.  I also have two other children: Jack (5) will be attending kindergarten, and Madeleine (3) will be attending preschool. I am happily married to Scott Marques, and I’m employed as a principal software engineer in development at Infor Global Solutions in East Greenwich, RI. We live in Cranston.” • Peter Kotz had been living in  Connecticut for the last five years, working for Gridiron Capital, a private equity firm based in New Canaan. He recently relocated back to the  Midwest—Chicago—to join Gladstone Investment as a managing director  focused on  private equity investing. Peter is married with  three kids. • David Finnegan heads up marketing for NAI Hunneman, a commercial real estate firm here in Boston, and lives in Mansfield with wife Kelli and sons Connor (7) and Henry (5). This fall, David and Kelli plan to take part in the New England Walk4Hearing (in Artesani Park in Brighton) in support of son Henry, who is profoundly deaf and autistic. The money they raise will benefit Henry’s school, the Learning Center for the Deaf, in Framingham. Over the last two years, David and Kelli have been the leading fundraisers for New England for the walk.

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Correspondent: Mike Hofman I hope everyone had a nice summer and fall. • Congratulations to Karen (Abele) Scheu, who graduated in May from the University of Maryland with her doctoral degree in nursing practice. • Congratulations are also in order for Tom Gallagher, who recently earned his third stripe, meaning that he has attained the rank of commander in the U.S. Navy. Tom is based in Norfolk, VA, with his wife and daughters Peyton and Riley. • Kudos also to BC football standout Stalin Colinet, who was among the eight athletes inducted into the BC Varsity Club Hall of Fame in October and recognized during halftime at the BC–Army game the next day. Stalin, a native of the Bronx, was an All-Big East defensive tackle. A team captain, he played in the 1993 Carquest Bowl as well as the 1994 Aloha Bowl, and in 1996, he earned the Bulger Lowe Award for the best defensive player in New England. Stalin was the first Dominican-born player to be drafted in the NFL; he played six seasons, finishing his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2002. • In other news, over Labor Day weekend I saw Dave and Amy (Schoeffield) Telep in Minneapolis, where Dave works at GE. The Teleps have four kids: DJ, Ava, Kaitlin, and Eloise. It was fun to catch up with old friends!

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Correspondent: Sabrina Bracco McCarthy Faye Rogaski de Muyshondt is the founder of socialsklz:-) in New York City, a program that

teaches children and young adults modernday social interaction and communication skills. She has also published her first book, socialsklz:-) for Success: How to Give Children the Skills They Need to Thrive in the Modern World, which Parents magazine calls “a cutting-edge, must-read manual.” Faye has also become a contributor on the Today show. She was married in 2011 and had her first baby, Adriana Elizabeth, in 2012. • Carolyn (Van Ness) Owen, husband Steve, and children Ashley and Gregory recently returned to Northern California after living in England for the last 10 years. The family relocated in part due to Steve’s new position at Apple, where he has worked for many years. • Paul ’99 and Tamatha (Baker) Bibbo, MEd’99, have been living in London for the past two years. Paul currently works for TJX Europe as a general merchandise manager. Their children, Nolan (7) and Haleigh (5), attend the American School in London, where Tamatha is the K–12 director of service learning. They have enjoyed traveling, hosting many BC friends, and attending events that the London BC alumni club offers. Moreover, Tamatha has had articles published in several educational magazines about her work on service learning in schools. The family plans to return to Massachusetts in June 2014. • Jen Bencivengo gave birth to a baby girl, Adeline “Addie” Genevieve, on June 12. Jen is on maternity leave until December, when she returns to work as the assistant principal of an elementary school in Greenwich, CT.

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Correspondent: Mistie P. Lucht Brett Sterenson is reporting a wonderful last few years. This year, he celebrated his sixth year in business as president and founder of Hotel Lobbyists, a conference site selection firm. But more significantly, he also celebrated a year of marriage to the love of his life, Jaime, and the birth of their first son, Eli Henry, on May 15. They reside on Long Island and are just finishing renovating a home. • Joe ’96 and Amy (Snyder) Janezic welcomed their second daughter, Emily Clare, on June 1. She joins big sister Caroline (3).  Emily’s birth was right in the middle of Reunion Weekend, so Amy was unable to attend all the festivities!  The Janezic family  still resides on Boston’s South Shore and enjoys going to the beach as much as possible.  Amy is VP, marketing and client service,  at Frontier Capital Management in Boston and marked 14 years with the firm this past fall. • BC football star Mike Cloud is among the eight athletes who were inducted into the BC Varsity Club Hall of Fame in October at Conte Forum; they were recognized at halftime at the football game against Army the next day. Mike, who played in 45 games, was named BC’s Eagle of the Year in 1998. A native of Portsmouth, RI, he finished his career at the Heights as the all-time leading rusher with 3,597 yards. He also had 25 career touchdowns and averaged 5.9 yards a carry. As a senior, Mike rushed for 1,726 yards and scored a career-high 14 touchdowns. He was a consensus AllAmerica first-team honoree and earned the 74 class notes

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reunion year class participation goal: 560 Correspondent: Matt Colleran Correspondent: Emily Wildfire We hope everyone is doing well. Please keep the updates coming! • Jesse and Darryl Herrick welcomed a healthy baby boy, Jasper McKinney, on October 12, 2012, joining big brother Aidan Daniel (2). Darryl and Jesse—and the boys—are always cheering on BC teams from their home  in Manhattan.  • Samantha Steel and Ian White welcomed their second son, Donovan, on April 20. He joins older brother Beckett (4). The family recently moved to Lincroft, NJ.  • Sean, MEd’10, and Maryanne (Knasas) Irwin welcomed their second daughter, Grace Lauren, on June 18.  She joins big sister Abigail. The family lives in Dedham.  Sean works at BC High, while Maryanne is an endodontist at  Great Hill Dental Partners.  • Rob and Marielle (Sack) Bush welcomed a daughter, Lily Caroline, on June 16 in London. Lily joins big brother Jack (2). The family just relocated back to New York City after four-and-a-half years in London. Marielle is a director in the business development group for GoldenTree Asset Management. • Currently in London are Tamatha (Baker) ’97, MEd’99, and Paul Bibbo; please see their news in the Class of 1997 column above. • Rob and Lori Nehls Nickerson moved to Hopkinton in June 2012. In March, they welcomed their third child, Olivia Grace, who joins big brother Andrew James (3) and big sister Julia Rose (5). Lori has been working at Hologic for three years. • We are very sorry to share that fellow ’99 alumnus Evan Lichtenfels passed away  suddenly on May 16. A revered  father, husband, son, brother, and friend, he leaves behind his wife, Heather, and three young children. The funeral services, held in his hometown of Denver, were attended by BC’99 alumni Phil Seng, Jeff Melei, Tim Lawler, Mike Kelly, Jake Lee, and Matt Hersh. 

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Correspondent: Kate Pescatore Happy fall, Class of 2000! • James Corbett David’s first book, Dunmore’s New World, a biography of Lord Dunmore, was published by the University of Virginia Press in July. James earned his PhD in history from the College of William & Mary. He lives and works in New York City. • Lindsay Ann Brown married John Stanley on December 1, 2012, at St. Matthew Parish in Norwalk, CT. The couple live in Darien. • Michael Tynan and Kristine Ruff were married on May 3 in Aquebogue, NY. Numerous BC alumni, including several 2000 classmates, were in attendance. • Mike and Lindsey (Doering) Mahanna welcomed daughter Morgan Elyse

on August 30, 2012, joining big brother James. Lindsey, a CPA, is the assistant director of finance and administration at a small nonprofit membership association in Washington DC. The Mahannas live in Vienna, VA. Lindsey’s roommate of three years, Erika (Grahl) Cogliani, and husband Leland welcomed their first child, Adriana Jiun, on February 27. Erika is an executive assistant and office manager for Nutricia North America, the nutritional arm of Groupe Danone, in Rockville, MD, and Leland works on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee. The Coglianis live in Silver Spring.  • Brian and Jenny Garratt Hayden welcomed daughter Emma White on March 3. Emma joins big brother Carter (5) and big sister Caitlin (3). The family resides in Santa Monica, CA. • Jason and Lauren Fogarty White welcomed their first child, Camden Joe, to the world on May 9. They reside in Basel, Switzerland, where Lauren works in a strategy and projects role for Novartis. Lauren was lucky enough to have her twin sister and Camden’s godmother, Katharine Fogarty, present at the birth. • Carolyn and Mark McNulty welcomed their first child, Molly, to the world on June 19.  Also, Mark just released a new edition of his children’s novel The Sea Shack and launched a blog on fatherhood, The New American Dad (http://  The family resides in Pembroke. • David and Lauren Fischetti Angiporti welcomed a baby boy, James Peter, on August 13.  James also has a very proud older brother, Michael (5). The family lives in Babylon, on Long Island. • As always, thank you for sharing your news with me and the rest of the Class of 2000. See you in the new year!

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Correspondent: Sandi (Birkeland) Kanne Hello, classmates! We have so much happy news, so let’s get right to it! • Two former BC roomies became mothers this year! Alfonso and Erica (Sedano) Cienfuegos welcomed a daughter, Camila, on March 19, and Kevin and Danielle (Colon) O’Sullivan welcomed their first child, a boy named Graeyson Royce, on June 20. • Pollie Willhite and Chris Conte welcomed their first child, Tessa Jean, on April 25. • Jonathan and Jennifer (Hill) Brauman are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William, in May. The Braumans live in New York City and enjoyed their first summer with Will. • On June 6, Frank and Andrea (Carlino) Medina welcomed son Franklin Robert. He has a head full of beautiful, brown curls. • Timothy and Dana (Panzarino) Hodermarsky welcomed their first son, Matthew Thomas, to the world on June 15. The Hodermarskys reside in Merrick, Long Island. Dana plans to return to her position as a high school special-education teacher in November. • Brian and Cre (Holder) Maguire became a party of five on August 6. Patrick George was welcomed home by big sisters Brenda and Shannon (both 3). • Kevin and Emily (Rine) Butler are new parents to James Patrick Kurshid Butler, born August 17. James is already becoming a worldly scholar. His nursery is decorated with maps and artwork in multiple languages, and his crib skirt says

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hen Carolyn Jeziorski, MEd’97, tells people she teaches elementary school in Cairo, Egypt, she knows their eyebrows will rise. But after six years at Cairo American College, she is more in love with the city than ever, despite the political upheaval that has seen the school briefly shut down and many of her students—expatriates from around the globe—evacuated. “Cairo remains an amazing place to live and to teach,” Jeziorski says. “I am living through history being made here, which is fascinating, since we often Carolyn Jeziorski, MEd’97, running through the think of Egypt’s history as happening in desert of Egypt during the Luxor half marathon. the time of the pharoahs.” Jeziorski finds it fascinating to work with parents and teachers from many different cultures, and travels as much as she can; she’s visited between 40 and 50 different countries. “Not to be too sappy, but I have a wonderful life. I’m a marathon runner, and running through the desert by the Pyramids is something most people can only imagine.” what is the secret to success? Collaboration. A good support team, whether professionally or personally, makes all the difference.

where is your favorite spot at the heights? It’s not so much a spot as a time. When the fall leaves are blazing, the campus is so

beautiful. I love this part of the world, but I miss autumn in New England and New York state, where I grew up.

how have you changed since graduation? Living overseas has been an incredible experience. I’m more open, more confident, and more curious.

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“good night” in six languages, which is the number Emily studied as a linguistics major at BC! • Jonathan Penta, senior VP–wealth advisor at UBS Wealth Management Americas, was named to the UBS “Top 35 Under 35” program, which is designed to promote best practices and to formally recognize an advisor’s success in client service. Jonathan is a founding partner of the Mohamed-Penta Wealth Management Group in Wellesley. Since joining UBS in 2007, he has received the UBS Recognition Council Club Award, the UBS President’s Council Award, and the Top Ranked Financial Advisor Recognition Award. Jonathan lives in Wellesley with wife Paula and sons Nicolas and Michael. • Thank you for all the great updates! I hope you have a joyful holiday season, and I look forward to hearing from you in the new year.

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Correspondent: Suzanne Harte Congratulations to Jay and Celeste (Sedo) Tini, who welcomed their second son, Alec John, on May 7 in Stamford, CT. Alec joins

his big brother, Drennan Joseph. The family resides in Darien.  • Thomas and Lauren (Ziobro) McDonald, MEd’03, are proud to announce the birth of their second son, Ryan Thomas, on April 8. He was welcomed by his big brother, Brendan.  The family resides in Natick.  • Matt McKinney and Alexis Tessier were married in New Orleans on June 29. In attendance, in addition to both loving families and many friends, were BC grads Katie Battle, Will Benedict ’04, Tim and Elle Navarro Bruno, Joe DiBello, Mary Fitterer, Ted Hesson, Joe Hellrung,  Brian Hogan,  Bobbi Lee,  David Matteo,  David Mendoza, Matt Sims, and Courtney Zecevich Bondi.

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Correspondent: ToniAnn Kruse Julie Romero completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and is starting a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. • Suzanne Boyle married Jonathan Senos on

July 13 at St. Ignatius in Chestnut Hill. BC classmates in attendance for the wedding festivities included Kate (Boyle) Scully, Ryan and Allison (Maher) Mattison, Bethany O’Neil, Christine (Schmitt) Quinn, and Tim ’04 and Kristin (Klein) Christensen. • Sarah Walsh received a PhD in Latin American history from the University of Maryland, College Park in May. This fall, she is moving to Australia, where she will be a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Sydney. • Nina Suryoutomo, MS’04, married Zach Mueller on May 11 in Waikoloa in Hawaii on the Big Island. Jen Bailey was Nina’s maid of honor. • Joseph and Laura Fieseler Hickman were married on September 29, 2012, in Spring Lake, NJ. The happy couple reside in New York City, where Laura is a VP of equity sales at JMP Securities. • Jeffrey Kuntz was named a Florida “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for the fifth year in a row. This honor “recognizes attorneys who are 40 years of age or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.” Jeff is a senior associate in the Fort Lauderdale office of GrayRobinson, where he focuses his practice on commercial litigation, appellate law, employee benefits, and banking and finance. Jeff also authors The Florida Legal Blog (, where he analyzes decisions from the state’s appellate courts and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Jeff resides in Boca Raton.

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class participation goal: 650 Correspondent: Alexandra “Allie” Weiskopf Holly (Rothe) Wielkoszewski completed an MA in international studies, China, from the University of Washington and now works as a foreign affairs officer for the U.S. Department of State. She and husband Beau reside in Northern Virginia. • John and Katie (Weiss) Romano, JD’07, welcomed a baby girl, Mary Helene, on New Year’s Eve 2012 in Summit, NJ. Katie left her job as an attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City and is now clerking for a federal judge in Newark, where John also works as a federal prosecutor. • Allen and Sara (Hart) Ferrucci welcomed their first child, a baby boy, Benjamin Michael, on April 7 at Yale–New Haven Hospital, where Dad just completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. The family is relocating to Columbus, OH, where Allen will be doing his fellowship in foot and ankle surgery. • Jeffrey Rallo married Emily Yates at St. Francis Xavier in Brooklyn on May 25. In the wedding party were Pasquale “Pat” Pontoriero, Robert Amara JD’10, Brad Gibson, and Steve Ryan. Other Eagles in attendance were Jim Russo, Jake Berry, Michael Archambault, William Watt, Meghan McGinn, Jen (Elfstrom) Gibson MA’05, Kristin (Lamonica) Pontoriero MS’05, Susan (Burton) Keays MSW’07, Katie Arsenault, Amy Johnson, Donna Carroll, Brian ’03 and Janet (Rutledge) Giesen, Caitlin Olsen ’07, and Azim Nakhooda ’96. The couple live in St. Louis, where Jeff is finishing his pediatric emergency medicine fellowship, and Emily is a pediatric nurse pursuing her master’s degree as a pediatric clinical nurse specialist.

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Jamie Blosser married Neal Morris on April 13 at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale. A reception followed at the Lauderdale Yacht Club.  The wedding party included college roommate Taylor Heyen. Eagles in attendance included Kate Unger Davis, Elise Melvin Saur MS’07, Leigh Tinmouth ’07, Doug and Gillian (Cohen) Bush, and Chrissy McNamara ’03. Jamie is a primary therapist at Oliver-Pyatt Centers, a comprehensive treatment center for women with binge eating disorders and exercise addiction, and Neal is the director of quality assurance for Clarity Diagnostics. The couple reside in Fort Lauderdale. • Jacqueline Wyka Mahajan earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. She will be a postdoctoral fellow at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. • Craig and Kaitlin (O’Malley) Duffy were married on September 15, 2012, at the Paulist Center in Boston.  Classmates in attendance included Claire (O’Connell) Boogaard, Chelsea Benson MS’10, Meghan (Walsh) Cobb, Jeff LaBroad MEd’07, Dave Levy, Katy Meagher, Shannon Stump, and bridesmaid Elise Melvin Saur.  The couple honeymooned in Hawaii and currently live in the North End. • Adam Shipley, MBA’12, married Sarah Wojtusik, JD’10, on June 8 at First Church in Chestnut Hill. Ben, MS’07, and Kristen (Skarupa) Lindeman were in the wedding party. In attendance were Greg Garra, Tim Weaton, Allison Watras, John and Stephanie (Johnson) Barger, William Genco ’10 and Michelle Lifrieri ’10, MEd’11. • Christopher and Jennifer (Luoma) McCracken were married on June 8 in North Conway, NH, at Our Lady of the Mountains. BC’06 Eagles in attendance were Christina (Pherson) Haag and Ryan and Megan (Rulison) Scudellari. The couple reside in Highland Heights, KY, just across the river from Cincinnati. Jennifer is a math teacher at Newport Central Catholic High School, and Christopher is an admission counselor at his alma mater, the College of Mount St. Joseph.

Joe and Amy (Desrosiers) Reilly welcomed their son into the world in June; Charles Roger is named after his two grandfathers. • John Curley reports that old chum Drew Locke has married the lovely Danielle Lawrie. Drew, the baseball sensation from BC High and fouryear center fielder at BC, is currently working in sales at Oracle. He and Danielle, a two-time NCAA Softball Player of the Year during her time at the University of Washington, met while Drew was playing in the minors and she was playing a series at his baseball stadium in Round Rock, TX.  Drew was locked in as a hitter, and Danielle was impressed with his proclivity at the plate, and the rest, as they say, is history. • Will Cutrone, MA’05, is now a senior specialist, marketing communications, for the NBA. Will, who still bleeds New York Knick blue, is hoping to see a Knickerbocker championship at some point in his life. • Drew DiPasquale Hoffman may still think of Revere as home, but she has spent the last six years in New Jersey at Pearson Education in its literacy realm.  She lives with her husband, former BC football star Augie Hoffman ’03, in Mahwah. • John Kennedy received his law degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2009 and is now an attorney at the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. • Jenny Murphy Carnival is a fashion designer now working for the ashley B company in New York City, and her amazing designs are available at Saks Fifth Avenue!  Jenny’s close friend Jessie Rosen is also seeing her career blossom.  Forbes has named Jessie’s blog, 20-Nothings (, one of “the 100 best websites for women in 2013.” • Ryan “Buddy” Rutzke, MSW’06, graduated from the University of Washington Law School in June.  He plans to continue working for social justice as a newly minted JD, even if the “poorly placed NyQuil box” continues to haunt him. • CJ Gangi shared some good news, as dear friends, former roommate Gavin McGrath and Elizabeth “Biz” LaRose Oates, MEd’06, both brought their second bundle of joy into the world. Gavin and wife Amanda welcomed Charles Walter on July 1, while Biz and husband Phil said hello to their son Robert Thomas on May 26.  Both children are scheduled to graduate from BC in the Class of 2031.  The Oates family is helped in a number of different capacities by their British au pair, Michelle Lawson. • Michael ’06 and Rachel (Smith) Egbert, MA’06, welcomed Gabriel James into the world on April 10. He joins his big sister, Audrey Jane, who was born on May 26, 2011. • Ryan ’06 and Anne (Maxwell) Foster also welcomed a beautiful child into their family: Their daughter, Gibbons “Gibbie” Rose, was born on April 16.  Anne is co-owner of Tilton Fenwick, a boutique interior design firm in New York that was the 2011 recipient of the “Rising Stars of Interior Design” award by the International Furnishings and Design Association. 76 class notes

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class participation goal: 640 Correspondent: Lauren Faherty Bagnell Alexandra Kamin and Brian Maples were married on November 17, 2012. Fellow Eagles in the wedding party were Andy Maples ’04, Ryan Panaro, Chris Coleman, Andrew Donahue, Joey Jones, Becky Kane, Jeanette Marrone, Sarah Bouchard, and Erica Olson. Guests included Danny and Sarah (Manganaro) Jamieson MS’10, Kristina Lang, Ben Litchfield, Kay Saylor, Vicki Devins, Katelyn Reabe, Anthony Liberti, Amanda Short, Jean King, Elizabeth Yan, and  AJ and Emily (Labriola) Silver. • On July 13, Meg Wesp married Brad Lightner (Penn State ’10) at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Luckily for Meg and Brad, Tropical Storm Chantal dissipated before hitting the Bahamas, and they

had a beautiful, and rain-free, wedding day. Joining the couple in paradise were 25 family members and close friends. BC’07 Eagles in attendance were Katie Murphy and Jen Mahoney. After a brief stay at the Atlantis, Meg and Brad went on to Disney World to complete their magical honeymoon. Upon returning home to Manalapan, NJ, they immediately expanded their family by adopting two kittens, Brooks and Belle. • Jessica Dickinson and Dan Diorio were married on July 6 at Holy Ghost Church in Denver. Classmates in attendance included Ginna Binford, Schuyler Fabian, Kate Kirby, Mike Korb, Brittany Lonero, Adam and Rachel (Orlowski) Micheletti, Caitlin MurphyKennelly, Brendan O’Kane, Lauren Peiffer, Kristin Rooney, Alex Theissen, and John Walsh.  The couple reside in Washington DC, where Jessica works in commercial real estate brokerage for HFF, and Dan is in government relations for EnerNOC. • Nicole Amon and Scott Utterson were married on May 4 at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Santa Monica, CA, followed by a reception at the Bel-Air Bay Club. Classmates in the wedding party included Lauren (Onis) Bellmare, Andrea (Valdes) Jenny, Jeff Huelskamp, David Henry, and Dave Cubeta. Other Eagles in attendance included Nadine Resha, Sarah Naegele, Allison Pistone, Allison (O’Malley) Speer, Kaitlyn Rose MA’08, Cristina Joy MA’12, Evan Turner ’06, Paul Launie ’06, Matthew Pontes ’06, Whitney “Laurel” Johannesson, Lindsay Ganz, Anthony DeMarco, Danielle Rivas ’08, Davis Fields ’08, and Lauren Sommer ’08, MSW’09. • Chris Carroll, MEd’08, and Lyndsay Butler were married on July 20 in Annandale, NJ. Fellow Eagles in attendance included Nick Keough MEd’08, John Archibald MSW’10, Winson Liu, Dan Prior, Tom Sweeney, and groomsman Tom Duncan.  Chris’s dad, Steve Carroll ’75, and his BC’75 classmates—Bill Clare, Bob Feeney, Peter Foley, Paul and Mary Jo (Dow) Kelleher, and Peter Lawlor—also tore it up on the dance floor.  Chris and Lyndsay reside in Westfield, NJ. Chris teaches U.S. history at Chatham High School, and Lyndsay teaches third grade in Warren Township.

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class participation goal: 675 Correspondent: Maura Tierney

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reunion year class participation goal: 1,000 Correspondent: Timothy Bates Entrepreneur Phil Dumontet, the CEO of Dashed, a Boston-based food-delivery service, was recently profiled in Inc. magazine, which ranked Dashed as the seventh-fastestgrowing private company in Massachusetts. Phil started his company in 2009, right after graduating from BC, with little more than a mountain bike and a plastic food container, making deliveries for a local Italian restaurant. Since then, he has expanded the service to Providence, Philadelphia, Hoboken, and Baltimore—and more than

Michael Motyl ’01


ichael Motyl ’01 is passionate about the value of Catholic education. “I was lucky to grow up in a family where education was taken very seriously, and to have received an education that focused on my spiritual and personal development,” he says. Motyl is the president of Guadalupe Regional Middle School (GRMS), a tuitionfree college preparatory school in the border city of Brownsville, Texas. The school, which is jointly sponsored by the Marist Brothers of the Schools, the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, and the Congregation of Christian Brothers, is dedicated to offer- Michael Motyl ’01 outside the Guadalupe ing a challenging Catholic education to Regional Middle School where he serves as president. families who cannot afford to pay tuition. “We are determined to break the cycle of poverty for our students, most of whom will be the first in their families to attend college. With the right environment and opportunities, these kids can do anything; I see that every day.” “At GRMS, we work very hard on faith formation and spiritual discernment as well as academics, and on supporting students so that they are successful in high school, college, and beyond,” says Motyl. “I like to say that we have two main goals for our students: college and heaven.” what has been the most satisfying moment in your personal life?

where is your favorite spot at the heights?

I married my wonderful wife a year ago. That’s pretty hard to top.

There are so many. I love St. Mary’s Chapel especially; it’s such a peaceful, spiritual place.

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500 restaurants—and he is now planning to expand to Connecticut. • Annette Romero and Valerie Paraiso ’10 are co-teaching the duallanguage program for first grade at McKinley Elementary School in Revere. Annette writes: “We are both fluent in Spanish, and we’re really excited to pilot this program and see the benefits of it. Our school has many Englishlanguage learners who come from a very low-income area, so this program will hopefully help them excel academically, intellectually, and verbally in both languages.”

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class participation goal: 675 Correspondent: Bridget K. Sweeney Chris Ndikumana is currently a full-time cohort MBA student at the University of Texas at Dallas concentrating in finance with an expected graduation in December. He spent the summer as an Operations Analyst Development Program intern at JPMorgan Chase in Dallas. • In June, Kyra Shekitka was promoted to associate buyer at TJX

Companies, where she has worked since August 2010.  She recently returned from a two-month assignment in the UK, working with the TJX Europe e-commerce team. • Stafford Oliver received his master’s from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in November 2012 and accepted a position with the United Nations Association Scotland (UNAS) as an English language teacher at Trinity College Kandy in Sri Lanka. Founded in 1872 as an all-boys school by the Church of England, Trinity continues to celebrate a Christian heritage and offers instruction in three languages to its 3,100 students, who come from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. • I am pleased to announce the marriage of Michael Reer, JD’13, and MarieClaire Bartmess.  The couple met during their undergraduate years at BC.  Michael studied political science and U.S. history as an undergrad and then went on to BC Law School.  While at BC, he was editor in chief of the Observer.  Marie-Claire studied physics and was a member of the Swing Kids before transferring after her sophomore year to Texas A&M, where she studied environmental design. The couple married on August 10 in the bride’s hometown of Austin at St. Mary Cathedral and honeymooned in Scotland.

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class participation goal: 600 Correspondent: Brittany Lynch

class participation goal: 575 Correspondent: Bryanna Mahony

In June, Thomas Devoe joined the D. Francis Murphy Insurance Agency as a sales executive based in the firm’s Marlborough office. He is also enrolled in State Auto’s PaceSetter Program, a yearlong development program for insurance professionals to help them build marketing, sales, and underwriting expertise. Tom is also pursuing his Charter Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. An avid fitness and hockey enthusiast, he plays on and oversees finances for the hockey team the Slush Puppies, which participates in the New England Senior Hockey League. He is also a member of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce. Tom resides in Hudson. • Molly McGrath majored in communication with an emphasis on broadcast journalism at Boston College. Now, New England fans who follow the Celtics will see a familiar face on the new Fox Sports 1 network: Molly, who interned at NESN and later covered the Boston Celtics, will be a part of the anchor team as an update desk and breaking-news correspondent. For the past two years, she has been the in-arena host and reporter during Celtics home games and hosted the monthly “Celtics Now!” program on Comcast SportsNet New England. While at BC, Molly was a cheerleading captain and worked closely with the Athletics Department. She got her start as a sports reporter and cohost for Mondays at Hillside. • Parker Booth of DeLand, FL, passed away on June 4. Parker earned his BC degree in English and had hoped to go on to a career in law. A great sports enthusiast, he was an avid golfer, playing in tournaments with his father and brother, and an accomplished skier, serving as a member of the Gore Mountain ski patrol in upstate New York. He leaves his parents, a brother, and extended family.

We are very pleased to introduce our newest correspondent, Bryanna Mahony, who will begin reporting for the class of 2013 with the next issue. Please send notes on your activities since graduation—new jobs, travels, relocations, or other news you’d like to share—to Bryanna at the above address. • We lead off with news of Meghan Keefe, who recently joined 451 Marketing, a Boston-based communications agency, as an account coordinator on the consumer PR team. Earlier, she served as editor in chief of the BC branch of the online publication Her Campus and as an intern for both Regan Communications and the literary magazine Post Road. Meghan resides in Boston.

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class participation goal: 525 Correspondent: Riley Sullivan Congratulations to Joe ’10 and Clare (Higgins) Thomason, who were married on August 3 in Irvine, CA, with many of their BC friends present. Clare graduated from UCLA with a master’s degree in higher education and is now working at Loyola Marymount University. She and Joe reside in LA. • Ashley Holshouser recently started working at the NICU at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. • Catie Lancaster is in her second year at Emory School of Medicine. She planned to compete in a Half Ironman triathlon this fall. • Christiana Weller was recently promoted to assistant for advancement and communications for the New York Province of Jesuits. Previously, she worked as an administrative assistant for the New England Province. She was planning to move to New York in September and says she is excited to get to know the BC Alumni Association’s New York City Chapter! • Happy new school year!

carroll school Carroll Graduate School of Management Fulton Hall, Room 315 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 In August, TD Bank named Theresa K. Conroy, MBA’13, as VP, relationship manager, based in Boston. Previously, she served as a credit officer with Sovereign Bank (now Santander) in Boston. Theresa, who earned her undergraduate degree from Babson in 2005, also volunteers as a communitybased mentor with the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. She resides in Quincy. • We are seeking a volunteer to serve as correspondent for the Carroll Graduate School of Management. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Betsy McLain, Class Notes editor, at

connell school Correspondent: Katy Phillips Erika Almquist, MS’09, has a new position as a full-time family nurse practitioner at Emerson College’s health center. • Nicholas Dionne-Odom, MS’10, is now an instructor at the School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also the coordinator for the American Cancer Society Reducing Disparities in Palliative Care project and a nurse interventionist for the ENABLE CHF-PC, a palliative intervention for heart-failure patients and their caregivers. • Anna Paskausky, MS’13, has a new position as a nurse practitioner at Pioneer Valley Family Medicine, a Baystate Medical Practice, in Northampton. • Jessica Billings Sattler, MS’13, has a new position as the clinical director at She is also still working per diem as a lactation consultant and staff nurse at Mass. General Hospital.

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Hello, fellow GSAS graduates! I am pleased to be your new Class Notes correspondent for GSAS. I was a teaching fellow in the Romance Languages and Literatures Department from 1988 to 1990 and received my MA in Italian literature and culture in 1991. I would like to thank BC’s Brian O’Connor, PhD’89, adjunct assistant professor of Italian, for his wonderful guidance and friendship over the years! In 1999, I received my doctorate in applied linguistics from Columbia University/Teachers College and have been teaching Italian and linguistic courses ever since. I live in Westchester County, NY, with my husband, Francis, and our four children: Natalie, Lucas, Sally, and Marco. I am anxious to hear from my fellow romance language and literature classmates and all GSAS alumni. Please send me some news! • Following is the news I received for this issue: Gene Reineke, MA’79, spent almost 20 years working in Illinois state government for two governors and later worked at Hill + Knowlton Strategies, an international PR firm, for 14 years. In 2012, he left to start his own PR firm, Hawthorne Strategy Group, in Chicago. Gene lives in Chicago during the workweek and enjoys weekends in Indiana near Lake Michigan. • Stephen Martin, PhD’81, romance languages, reports that he is now retired and living in Newmarket, NH. In his 43-year teaching career, he taught French, Spanish, Latin, and modern European history on both the university and the secondary levels. He and his wife, Nancy, are frequent travelers to Europe, the Caribbean, and South America. In his spare time, Stephen is a volunteer docent at the UNH Art Museum and a mentor to foreign students at UNH. Stephen would like to extend his thanks to some former colleagues and professors such as Betty Rahv, Maria Simonelli, Enrique Ojeda, Pietro Frassica PhD’77, and Jeff Flagg, and to note also the late Normand Cartier, all of whom were instrumental in his educational upbringing. Both Stephen and I encourage our former classmates to keep in touch!

gssw Correspondent: Elizabeth Abbott Wenger; Colleen (Lynch) Pritoni, MSW’04, was honored with the 2013 Carballo Governor’s Award for Massachusetts in July. She was cited for providing “exceptional support to grandparents who are raising grandchildren through her work with the Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren as well as her work as a social worker.” Colleen has been a social worker in the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families for nine years. • In 2011, Peter O’Meara, MSP’72, retired from the State of Connecticut as commissioner of developmental services. He currently serves as the national director of government relations for Therap Services, headquartered in Waterbury, CT. Peter resides in Orleans, MA. • Tom Broffman, PhD’02, recently accepted a full-time, tenure-track position at Eastern Connecticut State University in the BSW program. Tom looks forward to encouraging his students to attend Boston College for their MSWs! • In June, Nancy

Kaufman, MSP’76, was interviewed by the Center for American Progress about social justice and religious liberty. Nancy is CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideas into action. Previously, she worked for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston and with the Governor’s Office of Social Policy in Massachusetts. • An “Joe” Le, MSW/JD’13, is the community and policy affairs advocacy coordinator for the City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians. Joe was president of the GSSW Student Collective while at Boston College. • Carmen Calderón O’Hara, MSW’95, was selected as a 2013 Boston Educator of the Year. Boston Mayor Tom Menino noted that this year’s recipients were “exceptional examples of our finest educators—individuals who are extraordinarily dedicated, enthusiastic, and continuously ‘go above and beyond.’” Carmen is a guidance counselor at the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers in Boston, where she works with students and families to support the students’ academic, emotional, and social growth. • Manuel Fimbres, MSW’65, a pioneer in shaping the social work response to AIDS, was a presenter at GSSW’s National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS in May. Manuel had also helped to plan and organize the first of these groundbreaking conferences established by the Graduate School of Social Work 25 years ago. This year’s event—the only national conference to be organized by and for AIDS care social workers—drew almost 500 attendees from the United States and abroad.

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Division of Early Care and Education as the director of education and disabilities for the New York City Administration for Children’s Services. In his new role, he writes citywide policy, develops school readiness strategies, and oversees the education of 110,000 children between the ages of zero and five who receive care through the City of New York.

stm School of Theology and Ministry 140 Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill, MA  02467-3800 In June, Fr. Scott VanDerveer, MEd’06, was ordained a Roman Catholic priest for the Diocese of Albany, NY.  His first assignment is as associate pastor at St. Mary’s Parish in Oneonta, where he will also be participating in the Campus Ministry programs at SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College. Scott, an alumnus of St. Bonaventure, received his MDiv from St. John’s Seminary in Weston in May. His earlier experience includes two years traveling with the Up with People program and a year with AmeriCorps. • David Scholl, MDiv’09, and Ellen Stryker were married on August 3 at St. Margaret Mary Church in Omaha, where they currently reside.  Ellen graduated from Creighton University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center and works as a physical therapist.  David is the liturgy coordinator for Campus Ministry and St. John’s Parish at Creighton University.  Fr. Roc O’Connor, STL’93, associate pastor of St. John’s, concelebrated the wedding Mass. Mary Beth (Stryker) Iduh, MA’08, Ellen’s older sister, was a bridesmaid.  After the wedding, Ellen and David took a honeymoon road trip to Jackson Hole, WY; Yellowstone National Park; and Rapid City, SD. • Angel Vélez Oyola, CAES’10, is the director of the School of Theology at Universidad Interamericana of Puerto Rico. In May, he received an honorary doctoral degree from the Graduate Theological Foundation in recognition of his work in “continuing education and the promotion of ecumenical and interreligious understanding among communities in Florida and the Greater Caribbean.”

wcas Correspondent: Jane T. Crimlisk ’74 37 Leominster Road Dedham, MA 02026; 781-326-0290 Congratulations to Barbara (Doran) and John Valutkevich ’76, who celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in September. John retired from General Dynamics (formerly GTE Corp.) and Barbara from her early childhood education teaching career. They are both enjoying golf at their home at the Villas at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton. John reports that they are traveling the world and doting on their eight grandchildren. • In April, I caught up with Marie O’Brien ’74 and her husband, Gene. Marie has been retired from secondary education for several years and volunteers at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, where she brings Communion to patients. Also, Marie is involved in the prolife movement. • Woods College of Advancing Studies alumni meet the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Cadigan Alumni Center on BC’s Brighton Campus. I encourage and welcome our younger WCAS alumni to come to our monthly meetings.

Correspondent: Marianne Lucas Lescher We are very pleased to introduce Marianne Lucas Lescher ’83, PhD’98, as our correspondent for the Lynch Graduate School of Education. Please send notes on your professional activities or other news you’d like to share to Marianne at for our next issue. • Carolyn Jeziorski, MEd’97, recently began her sixth year of teaching at Cairo American College in Cairo, Egypt. She writes: “I ‘survived’ the revolution of 2011, without evacuation, and stayed here the entire time. Egypt is such an amazing place to be—my students are very international, though the current crisis has led to many evacuations and a student body half the size as it was when I arrived in 2008.” She would like to reconnect with ’97 classmates from BC’s Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars Program. • John Borrero, MEd’98, recently joined the staff of the City of New York

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Patrick J. Mogan ’40 of Chelmsford on December 14, 2012. James O. Dunn ’43 of Mount Dora, FL, formerly of Westwood, on July 25, 2013.

Frederick J. Sheehan, Esq., JD’50, of Weymouth on June 27, 2013.

Michael J. Waldron ’54 of Hillsboro Beach, FL, on September 16, 2013.

Therese Tormey Todd, MSW’59, of Worcester on July 10, 2013.

Robert F. Thigpen ’50 of Taunton on July 17, 2013.

James J. Canty Jr. ’55 of New York, NY, on August 1, 2013.


Thomas F. Donahue ’51 of Mashpee and Stuart, FL, on September 19, 2013.

Joseph M. Carney ’55 of Milton on July 5, 2013.

John E. Bacci WCAS’60 of Brockton on July 7, 2013.

John T. Walsh Jr. ’55 of Rindge, NH, and Norwell on August 16, 2013.

Thomas L. Monahan ’60 of Weymouth on June 30, 2013.

Edward F. Casey, JD’56, of Attleboro on August 22, 2013.

James M. Norton ’60 of Worcester on August 16, 2013.

Shirley Spencer Duggan NC’56 of Bastrop, TX, on August 10, 2013.

Margaret Hopper Smith ’60 of Berwyn Heights, MD, on July 13, 2013.

Donald E. Gibbons ’51 of Falmouth on August 27, 2013.

Leo E. McGrath ’45 of Franklin on August 22, 2013.

Gladys M. Lourie ’51 of Marblehead on September 15, 2013.

Francis T. Siragusa ’45 of Derry, NH, on April 4, 2013.

Vincent P. MacQueeney, Esq., ’51, JD’54, of Springfield, VA, on September 13, 2013.

Edward S. Jay ’48 of Wakefield on January 2, 2013. Josiah J. Kirby ’49, MS’62, of Bloomfield, CT, on August 24, 2013. Walter J. Madden ’49 of Hanover on August 30, 2013. William J. McAuliffe, Esq., LLB’49, of Bethesda, MD, on August 30, 2012. Louis J. Visco ’49, MS’51, of Winthrop on September 9, 2013.

1950s Henry P. Beltramini ’50 of Fredericksburg, VA, on September 23, 2013. John P. Craven ’50, MEd’52, of Jamaica Plain on January 1, 2013. Arthur J. Donovan ’50 of Towson, MD, on August 4, 2013. William A. Fitzgerald ’50 of Cumming, GA, on August 11, 2013. Thomas S. Hurley Jr. ’50 of Walpole on April 11, 2013. Emery J. Laliberte Jr. ’50, PhD’76, of West Barnstable on June 25, 2013. Vincent J. Mazgelis ’50, MA’51, of Brockton on September 18, 2013. Richard T. McCue ’50 of Exeter, NH, on August 28, 2013. Charles C. Murphy ’50 of North Venice, FL, on September 5, 2013. Walter A. Murphy ’50 of Falmouth on September 4, 2013. Norman A. Murray ’50 of Levittown, NY, on June 25, 2013. Gordon J. O’Brien, Esq., JD’50, of Hull on June 29, 2013.

Robert E. Martin Jr. ’51 of Hull on January 10, 2013. Joseph L. McQuade, Esq., ’51, JD’52, of Framingham on July 20, 2013. Edgar E. Nadeau ’51 of Cumberland, RI, on August 21, 2013. Thomas A. Tyber, Esq., JD’51, of Delray Beach, FL, on December 23, 2012.

Isabel W. Friel-Donehue ’56 of Quincy on December 30, 2012. Joseph P. Hines ’56 of Lynn on July 25, 2013. Roger J. LaChance, MEd’56, of Bangor, ME, on July 17, 2013. Grace Donovan McCarthy NC’56 of Riverside, CT, on August 28, 2013. John E. Murphy ’56 of West Covina, CA, on July 23, 2013.

Fernando J. Barsanti ’52 of Antrim, NH, on July 30, 2013. Armand J. Burwell ’52 of Dennis Port on September 1, 2013. Henry J. Jennings ’52 of Boston on July 13, 2013.

Vini W. St. Pierre ’56 of Mashpee on July 24, 2013. Ellen Leddy, SP, ’57, MEd’60, of Holyoke on July 8, 2013.

William J. Grant ’61 of Kingston, NH, on July 7, 2013. John P. Keane ’61 of Salisbury, MD, on July 9, 2013. Alice Coleman Riley NC’61 of Sebastian, FL, and Cohasset on June 7, 2013. Elaine Hurley Lyons ’62 of Milton on June 27, 2013. Mary A. Shea ’62 of Malden on August 23, 2013. Mark J. Wilcox WCAS’62 of Kennebunk, ME, on July 10, 2013.

Frank L. Scheffler ’57 of Swampscott on August 7, 2013.

Paul A. Buckley, MSW’63, of Providence, RI, on July 10, 2013.

M. Donald Zewe, SJ, STL’57, of Syracuse, NY, on June 10, 2013.

Susan Keane Igoe NC’63 of Cos Cob, CT, on June 30, 2013.

Joseph W. Bostrom ’58 of Cambridge on July 3, 2013.

John M. Cronin ’64 of Hyannis on June 23, 2013.

Elizabeth Shaughnessy Reidy, MSW’52, of Worcester on July 6, 2013.

Robert T. Burke ’58 of Roanoke, VA, on June 7, 2013.

John F. Cunningham ’64 of Palm Beach, FL; Greenwich, CT; and Osterville on July 2, 2013.

Richard J. Ring WCAS’52 of Naples, FL, and Manomet on August 19, 2013.

Theodore E. DiMauro, Esq., JD’58, of Longmeadow on September 6, 2013.

Dorothy Monesi Crane, Esq., JD’53, of Pittsfield on June 25, 2013.

Joseph F. Garofoli ’58 of Clinton on July 28, 2013.

Gerald E. McDonnell ’53 of Springfield, VA, on June 22, 2013.

Grace Wilder Green ’58 of Brookfield, WI, on September 12, 2013.

Robert T. Moses ’52 of Fort Pierce, FL, on September 20, 2013. John G. Musante ’52, MSW’54, of Halfmoon, NY, on August 30, 2013.

Catherine Witte, SC, MEd’53, of Albany, NY, on September 3, 2013. Ronald M. Bielicki ’54 of Gloucester on July 19, 2013.

John E. Shannon ’58 of West Quincy on September 13, 2013.

Maurice P. Foley ’54 of Scituate on September 14, 2013. Robert J. Hasenfus ’54 of Georgetown, ME, on August 17, 2013.

Edward F. Malloy ’58 of Stoughton on July 5, 2013.

Edward F. Galvin, Esq., LLB’64, of Boston, formerly of Dover, on July 1, 2013. Robert E. Hayes, JD’64, of West Newbury on July 29, 2013. Ellen Connor Mann ’64 of Sherwood Forest, MD, on August 25, 2013. David McCarthy ’64 of North Bennington, VT, on August 21, 2013.

Paul J. Burns ’59 of Pocasset on September 16, 2013.

Mary Cloherty Sheehan ’64, MS’66, of Wellesley on September 17, 2013.

John C. Lombard, Esq., JD’59, of Oakwood, OH, on August 23, 2013.

Nelson J. Canniff Jr. ’65 of Morrison, CO, on August 15, 2013.

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Jack F. Duane ’65 of Braintree, formerly of Weymouth, on September 12, 2013. Marianna Doyle Hannigan, MSW’65, of Dorchester on July 13, 2013. Edward H. Masterson, Esq., ’65 of Plymouth on August 14, 2013. Anne M. Carroll, MEd’67, of Dorchester on June 13, 2013.

Joseph A. Ryan, PhD’71, of Hyannis on September 15, 2013. Rita Coutu Zipf ’71 of East Harwich on May 14, 2012. Theresa McManus, OP, NC’72 of Saint Catharine, KY, on February 4, 2013. David C. Provost ’72 of Peabody on July 25, 2013.

Kathleen Haase-Falbo, MEd’87, of Cleveland, OH, on September 1, 2013. Christopher Patterson ’87 of Wellfleet and Newton on August 5, 2013. Fernando H. Silva, Esq., JD’88, of Brooklyn, NY, on July 17, 2013. Allen Lloyd Conkling ’89 of Manhasset, NY, and Pequannock, NJ, on August 26, 2013.

Ronald K. Jerutis ’67 of Deephaven, MN, on August 18, 2013.

James B. Medlinskas, MSW’73, of Worcester on July 20, 2012.

Edward J. Liston Jr. ’67 of Cambridge on November 19, 2012.

John A. Sargent WCAS’73 of Brattleboro, VT, on August 12, 2013.

William A. Mahoney, Esq., WCAS’67 of West Roxbury on August 31, 2013.

Lois Ward, MSW’73, of Winchester on August 2, 2013.

Peter H. Minnihan ’89 of Minneapolis, MN, on September 25, 2012.

John R. Conlon ’75 of Ashburnham, on April 9, 2013.


Stephen J. McGrath, Esq., ’75 of Wollaston on August 9, 2013.

James O’Brien Herrick Jr. ’90 of Lenox on September 12, 2013.

Joseph P. Sullivan ’75 of Holden on July 3, 2013.

Virginia Mary Taylor, RSM, MA’90, of Rochester, NY, on September 25, 2012.

Stephen W. Mascena ’67 of Warwick, RI, on March 24, 2013. Joseph E. O’Leary, Esq., ’67, JD’70, of Harwich Port on July 7, 2013. Daniel M. Ackroyd WCAS’68 of Palm Harbor, FL, on July 8, 2013. John F. Conley Jr. ’68 of Hilton Head Island, SC, on August 4, 2013. Doris E. Hopengarten, MEd’68, of Newtonville on August 19, 2013. James Abraham, MA’69, of Trumbull, CT, on May 22, 2013. Anne M. Bergeron ’69 of Quincy on August 7, 2013. Suzanne Dixon, MS’69, PhD’74, of Quincy on July 12, 2013. William J. McNeil Jr. ’69 of Woburn on August 12, 2013. William H. Sanderson ’69, MA’70, of Chicago, IL, on July 2, 2013. David W. Winters, Esq., JD’69, of Cheshire, CT, on August 29, 2013.

1970s Judith Dwyer-Mahl NC’70 of Lafayette, CA, on September 16, 2013. Robert F. Kumor, JD’70, of Chicopee on July 21, 2013.

Pamela Z. Desmond ’76 of Mansfield on July 21, 2013. Robert J. Sheehan WCAS’76 of Summit, NJ, on September 7, 2013.

Jennifer Davey McConathy, MA’89, of Boston on July 2, 2013.

Stephen H. Prosser, PhD’92, of Boston on October 10, 2012.

Mary M. Reda ’93, MA’95, of Staten Island, NY, on August 3, 2013. Michelle Louise Cadorette, MA’94, of Manchester, NH, on August 28, 2013.

2000s Natalie Ann Corrigan Ungari ’00 of New York, NY, on July 19, 2013.

2010s Vallessa Navarro ’10 of Waltham on July 9, 2013. Hyung Won Won Choe, JD’12, of Glen Mills, on August 22, 2013. Susan Mahoney Dennett, MS’13, of Georgetown on September 3, 2013.

Correction: Lynn Kuckro Sundermann NC’67 of Cincinnati, OH, died on May 30, 2013, not May 3 as reported in the summer issue. We regret the error.

Lawrence J. Eger WCAS’77 of The Villages, FL, formerly of North Weymouth, on June 29, 2013. David J. Regan ’77 of Bedminster, NJ, on July 25, 2013. Gertrude Reusch Alberico, MEd’78, of Mashpee on July 23, 2013. Charles M. Merrick Jr. ’79 of Manchester, CT, on February 3, 2013.

1980s Richard J. Berhalter ’80 of New York, NY, on July 9, 2013. William F. Brodbine ’80 of Beverly on July 1, 2013.

boston college community deaths Thomas Leonard, of Waltham, facilities employee from 1978 to 1998, on July 29, 2013. He is survived by his children Scott, Kara, Beth, and Erin; brothers Robert, James, Timothy, and Paul; grandchildren Devin, Dylan, Drea, and Jordan; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Edward R. Lev, of Chestnut Hill, professor of law, on October 5, 2013, at age 86. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Glendon; daughters Elizabeth, Sarah, and Katherine; grandchildren Claire, Giulia, Joshua, William, Matthew, and Caroline; and brother Irving. Theresa Powell, of Wollaston, professor in the Lynch School of Education from 1964 to 1998, on September 12, 2013. She is survived by her sisters Rita and Ann and many nieces and nephews.

Margaret Corie Darby ’82 of Avon, CT, on June 16, 2013.

Charles S. Schack, MBA’70, of Wenham on August 16, 2013.

June Roberts, MS’82, PhD’99, of Charleston, SC, on September 12, 2013.

Stephen P. Kelleher ’71 of Fort Worth, TX, on June 22, 2013.

Katharine A. England ’84 of Petaluma, CA, on August 2, 2013.

John P. Meehan III ’71 of Waltham on May 30, 2013.

David A. Stallman ’84 of Richmond, RI, on July 23, 2013.

The “Obituaries” section is compiled from national listings as well as from notifications submitted by friends and family of alumni. It consists of names of those whose deaths have been reported to us since the previous issue of Boston College Magazine. Please send information on deceased alumni to Advancement Information Systems, Cadigan Alumni Center, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 or to

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A Pops Scholar’s Reflections

One way in which Boston College alumni, parents, and friends make it possible for the University to maintain the increasingly rare policy of need-blind admission is through Pops on the Heights: The Barbara and Jim Cleary Scholarship Gala. Since its inception in 1993, this beloved tradition has provided more than 1,000 scholarships to deserving undergraduates and raised a record-breaking $4.2 million for student aid this year. Below, Pops Scholar Kimmi Vo ’14 reflects on what her scholarship has meant to her. How has the Pops Scholars program made a difference in your life? I grew up in a neighborhood—in Dorchester, Mass.––where college just was not on anyone’s horizon. I didn’t think it was an option for me. And it would not have been, if it weren’t for this incredible scholarship. Now I’m getting an amazing education at the Carroll School, majoring in finance and minoring in international studies, but I get so much more than that from BC. I’ve grown so much as a person here. I’ve really discovered who I am.

How has your academic experience been unique? I especially like the emphasis on ethics. As a freshman, I took Portico with Professor LaCombe, and I didn’t really know what business was. But I think having that as a precursor sets a backdrop to the values of a Jesuit institution—making sure that they provide quality students who care not just about the end goal. They care about people. View more Pops Scholar stories at

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What else has helped shape you? I’ve had unbelievable experiences— like hiking 97 miles on a difficult, exhilarating, and thirst-inducing pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Loyola in Spain, which inspired me to found the BC chapter of Charity Water, an international nonprofit that works to bring safe, clean drinking water to people in need. To me, that illustrates the Jesuit ideal: spiritual discernment that leads you directly to service. I got to challenge myself and grow spiritually and then turn what I’d learned into a way to help others. That’s the essence of BC.



he Light the World campaign seeks to raise $1.5 billion for priorities vital to the University’s growth and success, including essential support for financial aid so that current and future students may benefit from the BC experience.

uHelping Eagles Soar—Since the Light the World campaign launch, BC donors have made more than 160 scholarship commitments for studentathletes across 31 varsity sports. However, only 29 percent of the University’s athletic scholarship budget is covered by endowed funds. With the remaining financial aid raised through annual giving, the ongoing support of alumni, parents, and friends is critical to BC’s 750 student-athletes both in the classroom and on the field. Support the Eagles at

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Financial Aid 2013–2014

Boston College is one of 21 private universities that are need blind and also meet the full demonstrated need of all accepted students.

70% BC students receiving financial aid $97 million 23rd Kiplinger’s “Best Value Undergraduate need-based financial aid

$35,000 Average

need-based financial aid package

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36th U.S. News & World Report “Great Schools at Great Prices”

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uA Home for All—Today, seven in 10 BC undergraduates receive some form of financial assistance, but not all require that aid when they initially arrive on campus. Some Eagles first request aid after freshman year or at another point during their studies. Boston College remains committed to keeping those students at the Heights. “We understand that fiscal and family situations change,” says Mary McGranahan, director of Financial Aid. “Our duty is to work with families individually, so BC remains a home for all. We simply couldn’t do it without BC’s financial aid supporters.”


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