AHANA Celebration Connects Grads across the Years. Some 600 alumni, family, and friends returned to campus for RECONNECT July 16–19. Weekend highlights included a celebrity golf tournament, a gala event, a Caribbean lobster bake, and discussions of strategic initiatives that support students of color at Boston College today. Pictured above, Steve Pemberton '89, vice president and chief diversity officer at Monster Worldwide, leads a seminar in Fulton Hall on how to advance your career. (photo by Suzanne Camarata)
Irish Fest Mass and First
Year Sendoff Reception — August 16
Please join the Wisconsin Chapter for a fun-filled day at Irish Fest at Henry W. Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee! Learn more.
Alumni Singles Event—
Great job, good friends, lots of hobbies—what's missing? If you said love, join your fellow single Eagles (alumni 11–20 years out) to connect over old memories and to create new ones at Vintage Lounge, a downtown Boston favorite, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. Free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Register now.
Class of 2009 Boston Welcome
Night — September 16
Loving that dirty water? Breaking in your new Red Sox cap? The Boston Chapter wants to congratulate members of the Class of 2009 on your graduation and welcome you to your new life in Beantown by treating you to a cocktail at The Place in downtown Boston from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. Free hors d'oeuvres also will be available. Register now.
Alumni Reception at First
Year Academic Convocation — September 17
Alumni are encouraged to attend First Year Academic Convocation, an event that unites the entire freshman class at the start of its BC experience. The Alumni Association will open the event with a complimentary reception for alumni and friends from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Alumni are then urged to cheer on the Golden Eagles of the Class of 1960 and the Class of 2013 as they process from Linden Lane across campus to Conte Forum, where Ann Patchett will discuss Run, her New York Times bestselling book. More information will follow in next month's newsletter.
Wall Street Council Golf
Outing — September 21
Members of the Wall Street Council invite alumni and friends to participate in the 8th annual Wall Street Council Golf Open at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. For more information on entry fees and to register, please visit the website.
Save the Date: Journey of
Aging Conference — April 10, 2010
A major, new, daylong conference, The Journey of Aging: Spirituality for the Second Half of Life, will feature AARP President Jennie Chin Hansen '70. Learn more.
Follow in the wake of great explorers as you crisscross the blue seas of the Mediterranean aboard the luxurious and intimate 684-passenger Oceania Cruises' Nautica May 13–24. Stops on the shores of Turkey, Greece, Italy, Monaco, and France will provide unforgettable experiences. Book by September 18 and save $2,000 per stateroom. Discover more.
Brian Hayes '71, P'98, was nominated as a member of the National Labor Relations Board by President Obama. More
Mary P. Moschos '73 co-invented an exercise device—Love Handles—that attaches to the handlebars of a baby carriage. More
Lesley Visser '75, H'07, was voted the number one female sportscaster by the American Sportscasters Association. More
The Alumni Association is looking for communications-savvy alumni to participate in a new, nationwide communications committee. The purpose of the committee will be to review sample communications pieces, suggest ways to help the Alumni Association better connect with our alumni, and provide guidance on using today's communications vehicles, especially social media. Some of you have already indicated that you’d like to be a part of this group—thank you! Others who are interested in being part of this committee may contact Jean Chisser, MA'91, at email@example.com. A conference call will be planned for the end of August to kick things off—and most of our work will be done electronically—so even if you don't live near BC, you are welcome to join!
Frances A. Dubrowski, NC'70, and Patricia Randolph Williams '77 are working with the Alumni Association to launch the Boston College Energy and Environment Alumni Network (BCEEAN), which will connect and provide opportunities for alumni interested in energy and the environment. Members will receive a semi-annual e-newsletter and notice of BCEEAN networking events and on-campus conferences. Join by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org your name, class year, job title and company, geographic location (city and state), and preferred e-mail address. Learn more (PDF).
BC Football Video
Coach Spaziani and the Eagles football squad have a special message for you. Take part in an interactive BC football video.
Join Baldwin's Bunch
Baldwin the Eagle has a special kid’s club so that your children can celebrate BC and enjoy exclusive benefits! Perks include a Baldwin’s Bunch welcome packet, free tickets for you and your children to select games, private events with Baldwin and BC athletes, and many more exciting opportunities! Join now.
Group Sales BC Football
If you know any group or organization that would like to attend a Boston College football game, group tickets are on sale now for as low as $10 per ticket! In addition, BC is offering no-risk fundraising opportunities. Participating organizations can sell BC tickets and keep $5 from each sale—the perfect opportunity for churches, youth sports teams, and other organizations to potentially raise thousands of dollars. Learn more.
In This Issue
Sixteen BC alumni were named this year to the prestigious Lilly Graduate Fellows program. Read more.
Tickets are on sale now for the 17th annual Pops on the Heights Scholarship Gala. This spectacular event will be held on Friday, September 25, in Conte Forum in conjunction with Parents' Weekend. This year's performance will feature conductor Keith Lockhart, soloist Bernadette Peters, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and BC's own University Chorale. Reserve seats today by calling 1-800-767-5591 or visiting the website.
On Eagles' Wings
Submit your prayers and intentions through On Eagles' Wings, an online service provided by the Alumni Association's Office of Spirituality and Service, and the Alumni Association staff will bring them to St. Mary's Chapel.
C21 Online offers new courses for spiritual enrichment this fall: "Autumn Blessings: Spirituality in the Second Half of Life," "Spirituality in a Time of Scarcity and Rebuilding," and "Growing Faith: Journey of a Lifetime."
Score a trip to South Bend this fall to experience one of college football's most famous venues as BC goes for its seventh consecutive victory over Notre Dame while enjoying a weekend in the Windy City, all courtesy of Liberty Mutual. Visit the website for contest details and enter to win!
In the current economy, while nobody can predict the future, we all need to plan for it. In September, you'll receive information in the mail about Life for Life, an insurance plan with features and benefits available through your affiliation with the Alumni Association. Life for Life can supplement coverage you currently have, replace lost benefits if you become unemployed, and provide coverage for family members. For more information, contact Meyer & Associates at 800-635-7801 or visit the website.
BC Rewards Card
Did you know that each purchase on your Boston College Platinum MasterCard® earns you points that you can use toward exclusive BC rewards such as tickets to athletic events, a round of golf with a BC coach, and travel to an away football game?
Plus, if you use your Boston College MasterCard at a BC bookstore, you receive a 10 percent discount on select items. And, while rewarding yourself, you are supporting the Boston College Alumni Association. Each year, with dollars funded by the card program, the Alumni Association awards $150,000 in scholarships for children of Boston College alumni.
Got ideas for programs or services you'd like us to consider? Contact a member of our staff.