Posed for Success – Senior offensive lineman Anthony Castonzo poses at preseason "photo day." One of four BC captains, Castonzo and the other Eagles open their season Saturday, Sept. 4, at home against Weber State. See "Athletics Update" at the bottom of this e-newsletter for ticket information.
Celebrate New and Golden Eagles!
Alumni are invited to join the incoming Class of 2014 and this year's new Golden Eagles, the Class of 1961, at the First Year Academic Convocation, Thursday, Sept. 16. There is a reception for alumni at 5 p.m. in Burns Library prior to a procession across campus to the convocation in Conte Forum. Click here for a video invitation.
Excitement. Apprehension. Resilience. A hurricane! These were just some of the elements cited by two dozen alumni offering reminiscences of their "first day of school" at BC. Click here to read their recollections—they may spur some of your own.
New Ranking Results Are In!
Boston College rose to #31 among national universities in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report ranking of "best colleges," its highest ranking to date. The University jumped three positions, bolstered by a strong assessment from high school guidance counselors, who placed BC at #22 overall, as well as increases in student selectivity and average alumni giving rates. This is a fantastic example of how alumni support makes both a statement and a difference. More
Honoring Hispanic Heritage
All alumni are invited to attend campus events celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed each year Sept. 15–Oct. 15. For more information, contact Eva Maynard at email@example.com.
Upcoming Alumni Events
Alumni Education: "Emotion and Memory Changes in Aging Adults" - Tuesday, Sept. 21
For more events, click here.
Melina Gerosa Bellows '87 is chief creative officer of National Geographic Kids and Family. More
Jack Warner, EdD'83, is executive director and CEO of the South Dakota board of regents, which oversees the state's higher education system. More
Mike Woicik '78, a former discus thrower for the Eagles, has begun his 11th season as strength and conditioning coach of the New England Patriots. More
Langham Supper Club Invites Eagles
BC alumni are eligible for complimentary membership in the Langham Supper Club, which provides exclusive discounts and other benefits at The Langham, Boston, and at other Langham, Langham Place, and Eaton hotels worldwide. Click here for more information.
Brighten the Days of Retired Jesuits
Retired Jesuits, including many former BC faculty and staff, welcome BC alumni as visitors to their Campion Center home in nearby Weston. If you can volunteer to visit a Jesuit once a month, present a slideshow or discussion, or be available to help with an occasional errand, please contact Meghan Farrell-Talmo, Campion activities director, at 781-788-4757 or MFarrell@CampionCenter.org.
Honoring BC Veterans
The University's annual Veterans Remembrance Mass and Ceremony to recognize the service and sacrifice of BC alumni in times of conflict is Nov. 11. Details to come in the November edition.
Job Fair in Boston
BC alumni are welcome free-of-charge to the Jobnob MassChallenge Job Fair, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 4:30 p.m., at One Marina Park Dr., 14th Fl., Boston. Click here for more information at Jobnob.
Alumni Travel Opportunities
Travel over land and sea with BC alumni, friends, and family. Click here for more information, or call Gail Darnell at 617-552-8035.
Join BC Football on the Road
The Alumni Association, in partnership with BC athletics and the Gridiron Club, welcomes alumni, family, and friends to pregame tailgates at select away BC football games this fall: Florida State, Tallahassee, FL, Oct. 16; Duke, Durham, NC, Nov. 13; and Syracuse, Syracuse, NY, Nov. 27. For more information and to register, click here.
Football Ticket Options
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