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the campaign newsletter of boston college

world spring 2012, vol. 5, no. 2

Making the Heights a Home bc honors maloney family at naming ceremony Everyone who steps foot on the Heights soon realizes that the University’s historic buildings and tranquil green spaces comprise much more than a campus. They create a home where students can pursue academic inquiry, develop their talents as “men and women for others,” and form lifelong relationships. University Trustee T.J. Maloney ’75, P’09, ’13, and his wife, Nancy, have long felt at home at Boston College as well. They recently honored their family’s long-standing connection to BC with the dedication of Maloney Hall on Lower Campus. “All those who know Boston College know the buildings that dominate the campus—Gasson, Bapst, McElroy, Lyons, Devlin, Fulton, O’Neill,” said T.J. Maloney at the Sept. 23 naming ceremony. “On behalf of my family, I am deeply honored and truly grateful—though frankly overwhelmed— to have our name amongst that pantheon.” The Maloneys’ BC lineage can be traced back more than 70 years. T.J. Maloney’s father, Joseph ’49, grew up in nearby Newton Centre and completed his degree after serving in World War II. The couple’s sons, John ’09 and Thomas ’13, are third-generation Eagles; they joined other members of the Maloney family, including daughter Betsy, at the dedication. “The preparation for life that T.J. received at BC is in evidence every day,” Nancy Maloney told the audience. “He is curious, intelligent, kind, and thoughtful. But perhaps, most

I humbly accept this honor on behalf of three generations of Maloneys who have had the privilege of graduating from Boston College.” —T.J. Maloney ’75, P’09, ’13

Devoted benefactors Nancy and T.J. Maloney ’75, P’09, ’13, recently honored with the naming of Maloney Hall

importantly, T.J. has figured out how to think with his head while not forgetting his heart.” Building “Bridges” During the ceremony, which was attended by several hundred alumni, friends, and students, University President William P. Leahy, S.J., referred to Maloney Hall as a connector between BC’s Middle and Lower

The Maloney family at the Sept. 23 dedication of their namesake building

Campuses and as a metaphor for the University’s mission. “Bridges need foundations, and Boston College is an institution that is firmly anchored in its Jesuit, Catholic heritage, its commitment to intellectual excellence, and to being an institution that is engaged,” said Fr. Leahy. “We, in our own way, ‘bridge’ students into the contemporary world.” The building has been a main thoroughfare for students and a key faculty and administrative center since it opened in 2002. The upper floors of the five-story, 154,000-square-foot building contain University offices, while the first floor houses the popular Hillside Café, a University Bookstore annex, and the Boston College Police Department headquarters. Touching Lives The Maloney family has long advanced University priorities that are critical to Light the World campaign

success, strengthening financial aid in particular through the Joseph L. Maloney ’49 Scholarship. T.J. Maloney joined the Board of Trustees in 2009, serving on the Finance and Audit Committee, and he has been a member of the Advisory Committee for the Center for Asset Management. As president and CEO of private equity firm Lincolnshire Management, he has also elevated BC’s presence in the New York area, currently serving as co-chair of the Boston College Wall Street Council and the New York Campaign Leadership Council. The naming of Maloney Hall celebrates this devotion while inspiring others to drive BC forward in their own way—and redefines a beloved campus spot that helps make the Heights a home for today’s students. ▪

inside Giving in Action Ignatian Circle members drive University’s distinctive mission

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Scientific Method Campaign donors boost BC’s research renown

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Legal Counsel ▶ BC Law Dean Rougeau looks to the future

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LIGHT the WORLD

Shining Support from

Florida Friends

campaign leadership Campaign Chairs Charles I. Clough, Jr. ’64 and Gloria L. Clough, MDiv’90, MS’96 William J. Geary ’80 and Kristi J. Geary Kathleen M. McGillycuddy NC’71

coNvening Campaign Chairs

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PALM BEACH

Margot C. Connell, H’09 John M. Connors, Jr. ’63, H’07, and Eileen M. Ahearn Connors ’66, MSW’95

t  Suzanne ’98 and TerRance Woodard ’98

Peter S. Lynch ’65, H’95, and Carolyn A. Lynch, H’09

u  Maureen and Joseph Quinlan, MA’67, P’97

Patrick T. Stokes ’64 and Anna-Kristina L. Stokes

Campaign Council Peter W. Bell ’86 and Marilee Denelle Bell ’87 Boston College Fund Matthew J. Botica ’72 and Christine C. Botica Chicago Region Robert A. Ferris ’63 and Evelyn J. Ferris Northern California Region David T. Griffith ’68 Legacy Gifts T.J. Maloney ’75 New York Region Stephen P. Murray ’84 New York Region David P. O’Connor ’86 New York Region Thomas P. O’Neill III ’68 Gasson Society Dineen A. Riviezzo ’89 Boston College Alumni Association

credits Editor: Matthew Bellico

p  Left to right: Fr. Leahy, Maria Goldman ’98, and Henrique Geigel

oston College traveled to the Sunshine State in February, with more than 500 alumni and friends demonstrating their maroon and gold spirit at three special events held across Florida. Naples-area alumni reconnected on Feb. 5 for a brunch and Mass, celebrated by University President William P. Leahy, S.J., and Terrence P. Devino, S.J., director of Manresa House and special assistant to

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p  Mary-Pat and Zigmunt Pozatek ’60

the president. On Feb. 21, University Trustees Claudia Henao de la Cruz ’85 and Robert F. Cotter ’73, P’00, ’04, ’08, hosted a special cocktail reception for local Eagles at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami. A week later, the Palm Beach Chapter welcomed Vice President for University Mission and Ministry Jack Butler, S.J., and Fr. Leahy, who presided over Mass on Feb. 26 and later welcomed attendees at a festive brunch. ▪

NAPLES

Writers: Melissa Baern, Amy Dattilo, Laura DeCoste, and Shannon Parks q  Left to right: Anne Collins, Joan Curley NC’57, and Janet O’Hanley NC’59

Designer: Bob Monahan Photographers: Ben Asen, Jeffrey M. Boan, Mark Bruch, Suzanne Camarata, Gretchen Ertl, Gary Wayne Gilbert, Sebastien Girard, Eve Greendale, Rose Lincoln, Lee Pellegrini, and John Raiola The Light the World campaign newsletter is published three times a year and distributed to selected Boston College alumni, parents, and friends by the Office of Advancement Communications & Marketing. uacommunications@bc.edu

p  Left to right: Terrance Frechette ’64; Charles Smith ’66, P’91, ’92, ’94, ’97; John Frechette ’65; Domenic Antonellis ’63, P’84, ’88; William Fitzpatrick ’63; and Thomas McCabe ’63, P’89, ’94, ’09

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The Ignatian Circle: Leadership Giving in Action Joy and Michael Millette, MS’94, P’15 | New Rochelle, N.Y. Beginning with this issue, Light the World will regularly profile alumni, parents, and friends who have made Ignatian Circle commitments to the campaign.

M The Ignatian Circle at Boston College The Ignatian Circle recognizes those benefactors whose lifetime gifts to Boston College total more than $1 million. The philanthropic leadership demonstrated by Ignatian Circle members advances the University’s mission in myriad ways. Their generosity reflects the ideals of Jesuit, Catholic education as envisioned and defined by Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. Campus statue of St. Ignatius made possible through the generosity of Sally Engelhard Pingree and the Engelhard Foundation

ichael Millette, MS’94, P’15, got more than he expected from his experience at the Carroll School of Management. While well trained for the demands of his master’s in finance studies, he didn’t expect to develop a devotion to Boston College that would inspire his family for decades to come. “There was a true sense of community, and the classes were exceptional,” says Millette. “BC exceeded my expectations in every way. I expected to acquire technical training and a graduate degree and ended up developing a very personal connection with the institution.” He credits Professors Hassan Tehranian and Robert Taggart, among others, for helping to shape his business acumen—as well as adjunct faculty member Declan Mullarkey, who ultimately became a colleague at John Hancock Financial Services. Now a partner at Goldman Sachs in New York, Millette, along with his wife, Joy, has contributed to BC’s burgeoning presence in the region. The couple annually supports the Wall Street Council Tribute Dinner and, as a council member, Millette has coordinated several recruiting initiatives for current University students, as well as networking activities for BC alumni. Impressed by the quality of BC undergraduates, the Millettes furthered their connection by providing athletic scholarship assistance and contributing to the BC Fund Scholars Program, which furnishes

One of the nice things about Boston College is that there are so many compelling ways to give and so many great ways to participate along the way.” —Michael Millette, MS’94, P’15

financial aid to students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend the University. “Boston College has an outstanding liberal arts program,” says Joy Millette. “It’s not something many other universities emphasize right now—and it’s sorely needed.” When their oldest son, Henry ’15, arrived at the Heights, they felt compelled to do even more—becoming Parents’ Leadership Council members and stretching their gifts to join BC’s Ignatian Circle. The couple established the Millette Family Fund, which will support the University’s top priorities. In recognition of their philanthropy, the Millette name will adorn a classroom in Stokes Hall—the University’s new center for the humanities and student formation programming, opening this fall. “One of the nice things about Boston College is that there are so many compelling ways to give,” says Millette, “and so many great ways to participate along the way.” ▪ Joy and Michael Millette, MS’94, P’15

‘True Son’ of the University Plans for BC’s Future Nearly 20 years ago, speaking at the Vanderslice Hall dedication ceremony, Geoffrey Boisi ’69, P’11—then Board of Trustees chair—called the building’s benefactor, Dr. Thomas A. Vanderslice ’53, H’03, P’79, ’80, ’83, ’86, “a true son of Boston College” for his generosity to his alma mater. A one-time board chair himself, Vanderslice served as a trustee from 1978 to 1996, and his tenure coincided with momentous growth in BC’s national reputation. His 18 years on the board and ongoing relationship with the University have been marked by a series of philanthropic initiatives demonstrating not only remarkable

sciences in recent decades, funding two prestigious faculty positions in chemistry. Working to ensure that the University’s academic buildings matched the great scholarship occurring within them, he served as chairman of the fundraising campaign for the Merkert Chemistry Center. Today, BC ranks 31st in U.S.News & World Report’s “2012 Best Colleges,” and its reputation and popularity are owed in large part to Vanderslice’s thoughtfully directed philanthropy. His most recent investment will help the University remain responsive to the times. He first named BC as a

Thomas Vanderslice ’53, H’03, P’79, ’80, ’83, ’86

generosity, but also an uncanny intuition for crucially timed investments. As a businessman with a PhD in chemistry and physics, Vanderslice funded a faculty chair in economics and has invested heavily in the

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beneficiary of a life insurance policy in the 1990s. And to honor his upcoming 60th reunion, he has decided on another form of legacy giving, a $1-million charitable gift annuity, the remainder of which will help BC address its most urgent needs in the future. “BC has always been a source of rigorous scholarship and teaching and, in every decade since its inception, it has responded to challenges and opportunities with grace and readiness,” says Vanderslice. “Legacy giving is my way of ensuring that BC can embrace its greatest moments for generations to come.” ▪


The BC Research Ent

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Joseph Hill ’67 in the lab with (left to right) Timothy Sleasman ’13, Michelle Cunningham ’14, and Michael Boyarsky ’12

Alison and Joseph C. Hill ’67

a thriving research is dedicated to advancing addressing pressing soci renown makes BC increasingly attractiv ising scholars and gives students extra top researchers investigating vital prob Through the Light the World campaig role in BC’s rise in this arena. Donor su forms—funds may foster the work of a underwrite a graduate fellowship, or en ate to work on a research project. Fund to a department or discipline, an area o a type of research. Supporting the University’s research a powerful way to make a difference at and beyond for the students working in the library today—and for all those who from their work in the future.

Boxford, Mass. ▪ Dr. Joseph C. Hill ’67 Research Assistantship in Support of the Physics Department ▪ Dr. Joseph C. Hill ’67 Research Assistantship in Support of the Integrated Sciences As an undergraduate majoring in physics, Joseph Hill ’67 was equally fascinated by math, philosophy, and theology. He earned his doctorate in electrical engineering and founded the defense electronics firm Hill Engineering, where he still consults. As he worked with engineers and scientists across various disciplines, he often found himself playing the role of translator. “I realized that the broad, solid education I earned at BC had enabled me to look at the world in a different way,” explains Hill. On a visit back to the Heights, Hill met with Physics Department Chair Michael Naughton, who told him that BC was aiming to increase opportunities for undergraduates to work on research projects. In the lab, knowledge gained from the textbook and the lecture becomes tangible. But grants for undergraduates were rare. “That resonated with me,” says Hill. “The opportunity to work in the lab would have cemented what I was learning as an undergrad.” Hill established the Joseph C. Hill ’67 Research Assistantship in Support of the Physics Department to ensure that promising physics students would have undergraduate research opportunities. Feeling that his own interdisciplinary training had been invaluable, he went on to create the Joseph C. Hill ’67 Research Assistantship in Support of the Integrated Sciences to encourage interdisciplinary experience early in the academic process. Last summer, Michael Boyarsky ’12 and Timothy Sleasman ’13 were

Jo

John W. Kozarich ’71

Our work in the lab is the kind of thing you couldn’t imagine you would do as an undergraduate. This is a whole new area of physics.”

—Michelle Cunningham ’14

awarded assistantship grants in physics to research meta-materials with Associate Professor of Physics Willie Padilla, while Michelle Cunningham ’14 also investigated meta-materials under an assistantship grant from the integrated sciences fund. She will continue to assist Padilla’s groundbreaking work this summer. Meta-materials, a relatively new class of materials engineered to produce tailored responses to light, have produced stunning experimental results. Ultimately, their development may lead to imaging and sensing techniques that could observe the formation of stars, detect the presence of cancer, and tell an airport security agent whether or not a hidden object is an explosive. Cunningham shares Hill’s appreciation of an interdisciplinary approach to the sciences. “I came to BC because I wanted to be sure I received a great education in science and outside the lab as well,” she says. “And already I can see that happening. I am so fortunate to have these incredible opportunities.” ▪

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Since graduating from BC with a bachelor’s in chemistry (summa cum laude), and earning his doctorate from MIT, John Kozarich ’71 has had a multifaceted career in academic and pharmaceutical research. He has been a professor at Yale Medical School and the University of Maryland and a leading pharmaceutical researcher at Merck Research Laboratories. Today, as chairman and president of ActivX Biosciences in La Jolla, Calif., he is both its scientific leader and chief executive. “My career has taken me into the lab and the boardroom. I’ve always been a scientist, but I’ve also been an entrepre—John Kozarich ’71 neur,” explains Kozarich. “All require a willingness to take risks, work hard, and push forward confidently. You need a broad skill set to be successful. Undergraduate research is an important way to begin to develop those skills.” The John W. Kozarich ’71 Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship Fund gives chemistry majors the opportunity to participate in full-time summer research projects at BC’s Merkert Chemistry Center. Kozarich hopes that these students will not only engage in cutting-edge scientific research

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research university, Boston College g insight and understanding while ietal needs. The University’s growing ve to some of the world’s most promaordinary opportunities to work with blems. gn, donors have played a major upport of research comes in many a faculty member, nable an undergraduds may be dedicated of investigation, or

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Suzanne and Peter Minshall, P’13, ’15, with daughter Marguerite ’13 in Cushing Hall

Suzanne and Peter C. Minshall, P’13, ’15 Washington, D.C. ▪ Minshall Family Faculty Research Fund in Honor of Cathy Read

ohn W. Kozarich ’71 Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. ▪ John W. Kozarich ’71 Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship Fund

with faculty mentors, but will also emerge as versatile and resourceful leaders. The three students who were awarded grants last summer—Patrick Wong ’12, Leo Lamontagne ’13, and Samantha Goetz ’13—all anticipate exciting innovations resulting from the research in which they participated. “I worked to modify a peptide called gramicidin A, looking for ways to improve its antimicrobial properties,” explains Wong. “Ultimately, the goal is to create a new antibiotic that will work better than current drugs.” Meanwhile, Lamontagne helped develop highperformance catalysts that optimize solar-to-chemical energy conversion, and Goetz joined BC’s organic chemistry lab. Goetz, who minors in studio art, is deeply appreciative of the transformative experiences her BC education is providing. “I’m contributing to this serious research that might someday lead to more affordable medicines and less pollution. Then I’m going across campus to make art,” says Goetz. “I’m taking classes that have me thinking about the role I can play in the world. Where else but BC?” ▪

a broad skill successful. te research is way to begin ose skills.”

Suzanne and Peter Minshall, P’13, ’15, have always known that their daughter Marguerite ’13 would be a nurse. It’s all she has ever wanted to do. She fell in love with Boston College as soon as she saw the campus, and getting accepted at the Connell School of Nursing was a dream come true. Her first year was challenging, and the Minshalls credit the Connell School’s Catherine “Cathy” Read, associate dean of the undergraduate program, with helping Marguerite succeed when she was struggling. “Marguerite worked incredibly hard, and she had this whole supportive community cheering her on. BC lit the way for Marguerite,” says Suzanne Minshall. The Minshalls were impressed by the school’s commitment to excellence. As they point out, nursing is an area of health care that affects everyone. “At some point, we all need a nurse. If you’re lucky, that nurse will be a BC nurse,” says Peter Minshall. By establishing the Minshall Family Faculty Research Fund in Honor of Cathy Read, the Minshalls are both supporting the Connell School

Nursing research is truly the gift that keeps on giving. It will touch patients, doctors, institutions— it will help make the world a better place.” —Suzanne Minshall, P’13, ’15

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and advancing the science of nursing. “BC is at the forefront of nursing research, which is an important part of what makes it such an outstanding program,” says Peter Minshall. “We are truly grateful every day to be able to give back to a school whose work is so critically important.” Nursing research—the science behind clinical practice and the foundation for improving patient care—addresses a wide variety of health issues, and BC is leading the way for the academic community. For example, Katherine Gregory, assistant professor of maternal and child health nursing, conducts award-winning research that investigates some of the major clinical problems resulting from premature birth. A similarly pioneering project led by Danny Willis, associate professor of psychiatric and mental health nursing, explores healing in male survivors of childhood abuse. These and many other projects at the Connell School are moving nursing practice forward while enhancing the undergraduate experience for students like Marguerite Minshall. ▪


CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE

Q&A

With Honors Distinguished Volunteer Tribute Dinner 2012

Boston College instructs its students ▪ Matthew J. Botica ’72, P’00, ’03, ’05, ’09, to lead a good life by engaging in the world. Each ’10, a University trustee and recipient of the year, the University honors five BC community James F. Cleary ’50, H’93, Masters Award. members who have embraced this vision and “My BC volunteer engagement has kept me personify the Jesuit ideal of “men and women very close to the University’s student, parent, for others.” and alumni communities,” says Botica. “As an These volunteers’ contributions to the Univerinvested member of those communities, watchsity’s advancement efforts have a profound and ing Boston College evolve into a great national tangible impact at the Heights and on Eagles university has been deeply rewarding.” worldwide. Their efforts Volunteer Award Winners result in scholarships for students, career guidance and mentoring for graduates, spiritual nourishment for families, teaching resources for faculty, and the enrichment of BC’s mission. At the Distinguished Volunteer Tribute Dinner March 30, before a crowd of nearly 400 volunteer leaders and their guests Left to right: Fr. Leahy, Hugh O'Kane ’00, Courtney Dower ’11, Mary-Jane at Boston’s Fairmont Flaherty NC’75, Matthew Botica ’72, and Richard Canning ’81 Copley Plaza, the following alumni were lauded for their contributions The Masters Award is named in honor of the and commitment to their alma mater: late James Cleary ’50, H’93, P’84, ’89, a longtime ▪ Mary-Jane Flaherty NC’75, recipient of Boston College trustee and an innovative fundthe John J. Griffin, Sr. ’35, H’72, Alumni raiser, who died in February. Cleary founded the Association Award; Fides and President’s Circle annual giving societ▪ Courtney E. Dower ’11, recipient of the ies and co-chaired BC’s first ambitious capital James F. Stanton ’42 Senior Class Gift Award; campaign, the Campaign for Boston College. He ▪ Hugh R. O'Kane ’00, recipient of the Philip also left a lasting legacy at his alma mater by J. Callan, Sr. ’25 Young Alumni Award; founding the incredibly successful Pops on the ▪ Richard J. Canning ’81, recipient of the Heights Scholarship Gala, which will celebrate John P. Curley 1913 Award; and its 20th anniversary Sept. 28. ▪

Learn more about this year’s distinguished volunteers at www.bc.edu/volunteertribute.

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University Trustee, BC parent, and benefactor Mario J. Gabelli, chairman and CEO of GAMCO Investors, Inc., will receive the President’s Medal for Excellence at the 24th Annual Wall Street Council Tribute Dinner April 26. The award honors Gabelli’s exceptional career as a business leader as well as his personal and professional contributions to society, exemplifying the University’s motto, “Ever to Excel.”

What are your thoughts on receiving the President’s Medal for Excellence? As a founding member of the Wall Street Council, I’m incredibly honored to be recognized in this way. It’s also gratifying to see how much the council has grown and continues to support outstanding initiatives like BC’s Presidential Scholars Program. An education is the means through which individuals succeed in a meritocracy, and this program gives the very best students an excellent foundation—in academics, leadership skills, and Jesuit values—on which to build their lives. What has led you to build such a deep relationship with Boston College? The Ignatian spirit that drives BC is fundamental to me. I have seen firsthand the tremendous impact it can have on a young person. Boston College has enjoyed brilliant leadership over the last 30 years, becoming one of the leading universities in the U.S.; it has been a great pleasure to be a part of that vision and growth. How do you see the impact of the Light the World campaign on the University? This campaign gives us the ability to attract, retain, and energize the best faculty; create world-class facilities; and provide students with extraordinary educational opportunities. Just as inspiring, it has brought BC’s dynamic alumni community together in a shared vision of an exemplary educational institution. ▪


Winning the Right Way kings ’ gifts inspire victory on and off the field

We give to the Flynn Fund because, to us, it harkens back to the tithe. It’s the spirit of giving based in faith.” —Robert King ’62 (above) with his wife, Peggy

At almost any Boston College home football or basketball game, a glance around the stands will reveal Robert King ’62 and his wife, Peggy, in attendance. Season ticket holders and longtime Eagles fans, the Kings catch as many games as possible when they visit the Heights. Rooting for the Eagles is a tradition for the couple. Recalling his years at Boston College, King says, “The experience was awesome. I loved the combination of academics and athletics, and the BC vs. Holy Cross football games were always a highlight.” This love of BC Athletics led them to establish two endowed funds: the King Family Football Scholarship and the King Family Athletics Scholarship. The former benefits a talented football player at any position, while the latter assists an accomplished student-athlete, male or female, from any other varsity sport. In addition to their two scholarships, the Kings give regularly to the Flynn Fund. While donations to the Flynn Fund also bolster scholarships, they support other areas as well: facilities improvements, team travel, and student learning resources, among other areas of impact.

Both types of gifts are important to the Kings because they enable BC to compete in 31 varsity sports, the most in the Atlantic Coast Conference. “Scholarships are a good way to target assistance for athletes,” explains King. “We give to the Flynn Fund as well because, to us, it harkens back to the tithe. It’s the spirit of giving based in faith.” After a career in investment management, the former economics major founded King Associates, a marketing firm that serves the investment counseling industry. “BC helped me get to where I am in life,” says King, “and I wanted to give back.” This year, he is also giving back by serving on his 50th Reunion Committee. Their gifts speak to their appreciation for the twin pillars of academics and athletics. “We respect college athletes because they work hard on and off the field,” says King. “We give to the athletics program not because of wins and losses but because BC’s graduation rate is so high. BC Athletics is built on winning—the right way.” ▪

king family football scholar kasim edebali ’13

Donohue Bolsters BC Law’s Business Focus David A.T. Donohue, JD’71, knows when an idea makes good business sense. It’s why he invested in Boston College Law School by making a $1.5-million commitment to fund a new assistant professorship. His gift, made with wife Pamela, is the largest individual gift in BC Law’s history and will enhance business law studies while elevating the school’s growing stature. “Business building improves lives,” says Donohue. “And by supporting outstanding scholarship, I believe BC Law students will have the opportunity to improve their own lives and the lives of many others whom they influence.” An entrepreneur at heart, Donohue is founder and president of International Human Resources Development Corporation (IHRDC), which he started while at BC Law. Having grown up working in his grandfather’s Pennsylvania oil fields, he began offering instructional programs to oil industry employees over summer break. Today, IHRDC is the

worldwide leader in training and competency development for the oil and gas industries. In a way, Donohue’s philanthropic investment celebrates a career that’s been on the leading edge and compels BC Law to remain on a similar track. “Establishing a chair in business is critical because there is a great and increasing convergence between the legal and commercial spheres,” explains Donohue. “I personally feel that a career devoted to business can be very rewarding, especially if it involves innovation and entrepreneurship.” BC Law is currently ranked among the nation’s top 30 by U.S.News & World Report and provides a distinctive legal education that balances exceptional scholarship and clinical programming with a dedication to social justice. Donohue’s support of business law will help the school expand its reputation for excellence, which extends from tax and legal writing programs to specialties in international and environmental law. Pamela and David Donohue, JD’71

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“More than ever, BC Law students are pursuing opportunities in business,” says Donohue. “I hope my gift can contribute to the many successful careers that will be launched from the law school community.” ▪

your gift + sesquicentennial challenge = new professorship

Make a $1-million gift today and receive a $500,000 match from an anonymous donor to establish an assistant professorship at Boston College.

Invest in the next generation of outstanding BC faculty. To learn more, contact Beth McDermott, executive director of school development and organizational giving, at beth.mcdermott@bc.edu.


Q&A

law school dean

Vincent Rougeau

A national expert on Catholic social teaching, Boston College Law School Dean Vincent Rougeau discusses the school’s distinctive mission and continued growth at the close of his first year at its helm. HOW DOES BC LAW’S MISSION INFORM A LEGAL EDUCATION?

HOW WILL THE SCHOOL DEVELOP A GREATER INTERNATIONAL FOCUS?

Our mission is rooted in the Jesuit, Catholic ideals of rigorous intellectual formation, the search for truth in every discipline, and the call to live justly together. For our democratic society to function properly, we need lawyers who recognize not only a commitment to professional excellence, but also an obligation to work for justice. Therefore, BC Law students are taught to integrate their career goals into a broader understanding of the role lawyers play in shaping the common good.

Our aim is to more fully integrate international law and global perspectives into our courses and programming and to increase scholarship on issues imperative to a global business and legal environment. In this way, we hope to build upon the strong foundation provided by our London and human rights externship programs; our student and faculty exchange with Renmin University in Beijing, China; and our Master of Laws Program, which delivers customized legal study with a global perspective.

bc law school dean vincent rougeau

WHAT CAN DONORS DO TO HELP DRIVE FUTURE SUCCESS? One of the most critical things donors can do for BC Law is to provide the financial flexibility that enables us to respond quickly to changing needs and conditions in legal education. The Law School Fund offers essential support to students through scholarships and to faculty for summer stipends and enhanced research and travel assistance. In addition, specific gifts that fund faculty positions and key programs help us to build strength in important areas like international law. ▪

Make a difference today by supporting the Law School Fund at www.bc.edu/lawfund.

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office of university advancement alumni center 140 commonwealth avenue chestnut hill, ma 02467–3808 www.bc.edu/ltw

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Stokes Hall

The following signature spaces in Stokes Hall are available for donors to name: ▪ Campus Green ▪ Commons ▪ Link ▪ Performance and Lecture Hall The Link, which will connect Stokes Hall's North and South Wings

▪ Honors Library ▪ 20-Student

Stokes Hall’s elegant lines continue to take shape—and this fall the new core of BC’s campus will open its doors to the University community. Stokes embodies an enhanced commitment to the liberal arts and will strengthen the BC experience by promoting intersections between students and faculty in more intimate, technology-enabled classrooms, faculty offices, and common gathering spaces.

Classrooms

▪ Faculty Offices The future Commons in Stokes Hall

Learn more and explore a complete list of investment opportunities at: www.bc.edu/buildstokes.

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