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March 2013


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Reunited and It Feels So Good


In just three months, Boston College will host nearly 5,000 alumni, family, and friends for Reunion Weekend 2013. If your class year ends in a three or an eight, make sure you reserve May 31–June 2 for a trip back to the Heights. The planned weekend is jam–packed with events like the Alumni lobster bake, an open house at the recently completed Stokes Hall, and class parties. We'll also be honoring BC's 150th Anniversary with an exclusive screening of Tower on a Hill, a documentary capturing the University's rich history.

Registration for events and housing is currently open. Anyone who registers prior to April 20 will be included in the Reunion Weekend raffle and have the chance to win tickets to Pops on the Heights and BC athletic tickets.

Click here to visit the 2013 Reunion Weekend homepage.

Happy birthday, BC!

On April 1, Boston College will officially turn 150. To brush up for the big day, we're putting you to the test with a month full of BC trivia. Beginning on March 1, questions will post at 9 a.m., answers at 3 p.m., and every week a new winner will receive a BC Birthday Box—with everything you'll need to throw a proper BC birthday party anywhere in the world. To play, just visit the Boston College Alumni Facebook page.

So, put on your thinking cap and dust off those party shoes. It's time to see who knows BC best.


Shape the Alumni Association's Future

BCAA Board Boston College Alumni Association board of directors.
Do you know someone who bleeds maroon and gold? Help shape the future of the BC Alumni Association by nominating them to serve on its board. Guided by its directors, who each serve a three-year term, the Alumni Association represents BC's nearly 170,000 graduates.

Please submit your nomination for any graduate you feel would best serve Boston College and represent the alumni community. Nominations can be submitted online.

Eagles Serve on the Road

150 On the Road
To date, more than 65,000 meals have been packed.
In celebration of Boston College's 150th anniversary, Eagles in seven cities are gathering as "men and women for others" to help light the world with a Helping Hands service project, packaging 150,000 meals for hungry families. To date, more than 400 alumni, parents, families, and friends have packed more than 65,000 meals. We're well on our way toward achieving our goal, and we hope you will join us at one of our upcoming events. The next one will be in Boston on April 13, which is also BC's National Day of Service.

Click here to see all of our remaining 150 on the Road events, and for information on registering.

Click here to view pictures from the first two 150 on the Road events.

Click here for a list of projects happening all over the U.S. on BC's National Day of Service.

Kuechly is NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year

Luke Kuechly
Luke Kuechly '14 had an award-winning season with the Carolina Panthers.
In February, former Eagles linebacker Luke Kuechly '14 was named the 2012 Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Kuechly, who started all 16 games for the Carolina Panthers this season, led the NFL in tackles with 164 and had three fumble recoveries, one sack, and two interceptions. He also returned to the Heights this spring in pursuit of his degree.

Read more about Kuechly's stellar season and watch him receive this honor.

This Month's Soaring Eagles

Saya Hillman For years Saya Hillman '00 has been hosting regular "minglers," or mixes, to connect strangers in Chicago. Drawing on fond memories of her BC experience, Hillman recently introduced Life of Yes Retreats, weekends of inspiration and rejuvenation designed to unlock creativity. Read a profile of Hillman and learn more about Life of Yes retreats.

John Feudo BC Vice President for Alumni Relations John Feudo '82 was presented with the Eleanor Collier Award at the recent annual conference of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District I. The award recognizes Feudo's contributions to Boston College and to the field of alumni relations. Read more.

Berneard DufresneAs an attorney with Advocates for Children of New York, Bernard Dufresne '07 is working to improve school policies and help lower suspension rates for students, especially among minority and special needs students. Dufresne, who graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences with a BA in developmental psychology, was recently profiled by Amsterdam News.

During your days at the Heights, did you attend MiddleMarch? What was your favorite theme?

Scenes from the heights
Stokes HallThe recently–opened Stokes Hall has already become a hot–spot on campus. To see what all the buzz is about, click here for a slideshow of BC's new 183,000–square–foot home for humanities.

  Campus Beat

St. Mary's
The Heights recently reported on the University's announcement that the Light the World campaign reached the $1-billion mark, bringing the largest–ever Jesuit fundraising campaign two–thirds of the way towards its $1.5-billion goal.


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