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Nearly 30 years ago, while a graduate student, I worked a 
part-time internship at the Chittenden County Correction- 
al Center, which stood in a field set back from a quiet two- 
lane blacktop just up the hill from the intersection of Route 
7 and 1-189, in South Burlington, Vermont. 

It was a new facility, a complex of one- and two-story brick 
buildings at the edge of a worn residential neighborhood. At 
night, with security lights blazing, there was no mistaking 
the place. But drivers and their passengers who scooted by 
during the day and didn't catch the gleam of fence or wire 
might well have thought they were passing a junior high 
school or a laboratory that conducted medical tests for the 
nearby hospitals. 

I was a shrink-in-training at the time, and the work was 
to co-lead, with a female classmate, a couple of inmate self- 
development groups one evening a week, and to spend an 
afternoon a week interviewing staff and inmates. I remem- 
ber taking notes on those conversations, so I suppose I pro- 
duced a paper, but I don't remember what it was about. 

I do remember the groups. The participants were men 
between 1 8 and 3 5 years old, minimum or medium security 
risks: burglars, larcenists, drunk drivers, assaulters of various 
varieties. Nearly all were repeat offenders, which was why 
most of them were doing time at all. Some were in for a 
month, some for years. Those who volunteered to partici- 
pate in the groups did so for three reasons: It broke the 
boredom, they believed it gave them an edge with the prison 
administration or parole board, and they liked the idea of 
talking about themselves to people who hadn't heard the 
stories before. 

Ah, the stories. Once they got the psychotherapeutic 
drift (and most arrived with some experience of the talking 
cure), the inmates were far more forthcoming than the stu- 
dents and university employees with whom I'd previously 
done internships. In fact, they couldn't seem to provide us 
with enough expressions of feelings and tales of trauma and 
abuse experienced at the hands of mothers, fathers, uncles, 
schools, caseworkers, cops, and systems ranging from the 
military to feminist consciousness-raising groups. And then 
one evening, watching a balding young car thief pick his way 
through a reminiscence about his hardscrabble childhood in 
the slums of North Burlington, I realized with shaming clar- 
ity that he was making it up as he went along, working off 

of what seemed to please us; and that much, if not most, of 
what we were being told each Tuesday night was lies creat- 
ed to impress, placate, charm, or, at the very least, divert us. 

I remember mentioning this insight while interviewing a 
senior corrections officer, and he gazing at me as you might 
at a kitten plopping around in the current a couple of feet 
off the riverbank, wondering whether to pluck it out or just 
let it go, and then saying quiedy, "It's why they call them 
cons." His words burned me (and burned me yet again about 
eight months later when I ran into my internship partner 
one night outside a restaurant in Burlington, and standing 
close by her, watching me closely, was the balding car thief 
with the moving tales of childhood, just paroled.) 

All these years later, though, it's the place, not the people, 
that I seem to have learned by heart: the building did not 
meet your gaze as you passed on the road; inside, the walls 
of milky green paint and the walls of milky brown paint; the 
cigarette smoke swirling; the cameras in the corners; the 
artificial light that never dimmed; the motor that groaned 
for a moment each time it was asked to roll back the heavy 
barred gates on either side of the guard station; the crammed- 
in mutually hostile kingdoms of men, women, short-timers, 
long-timers, and staff, each border marked by warning signs 
and locked steel doors; the perpetual cheerful shine of the 
vinyl tiles in the large public lobby. 

One afternoon, I came by accident into a minimum secu- 
rity unit while the residents were out. I shouldn't have been 
there, but there I was. A large shared room contained sofas 
and molded plastic chairs, card tables and a television. I 
walked along the perimeter, looking into the cells. They 
were tiny, each with a barred window, a two-tiered steel bed 
bolted to a wall, and a narrow desk and chair in the remain- 
ing space. And every inch of every wall and ceiling in every 
room I looked into was covered with glossy pages torn from 
magazines. Corner to corner, floor to ceiling, edge to edge, 
a lurching, dizzying, butcher's tapestry of naked women and 
parts of naked women: skin, hair, teeth, tongue, eye, lips, 
breast, nipple, thigh, genitals, all carefully pieced and sewn 
with cellophane tape into a low firmament of flayed longing. 
And I thought, now I know what this place is, it's Hell. 

Our story on the woman who has taken charge of Suffolk 
County's jails begins on page 38. 

Ben Birnbaum 


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32 Close formation 

Roben Orsi 

The American Catholic Church remade childhood. That was 
a mistake. 

38 Cleaning house 

Dave Denison 

Andrea Cabral '81 straightened out the notorious Suffolk County 
jails. Now she has to face the voters. 

46 The man who loves trains Brian D 0y k 

Dick Carpenter '55 is hand-drawing his way across 1946 America. 
And he's gaining a following. 

special section: 


rescue mission — BC and the Boston Archdiocese team up to help 
abuse survivors. By David Reich 

Tuesday's women — Unraveling the dilemma, Catholic and female. 
By Anna Marie Murphy 

lessons of the apostles — An American archbishop proposes 
changing how authority is exercised in the Church. 
By Archbishop John Quinn 



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In "The Feminist Rosary" 
(Fall 2003), Mary Gordon 
writes that she prays for the 
work of "pro-choice 
Catholics." This is not a 
fish-on-Friday kind of issue. 
One cannot be pro-choice 
and a Catholic. 

Manhasset, New York 

BCM ought to be ashamed of 
itself for printing an article 
that so blatantly supports the 
pro-choice cause. If Mary 
Gordon truly wishes to help 
children, she should pray for 
the many Catholic health cen- 
ters that do not privilege the 
mother's "rights" over the 
rights of the child by offering 
abortion services. That is real 
love, real nurture. It seems 
that Mary Gordon's Rosary 
prayers have unfortunately left 
out a key clause: "Blessed is 
the fruit of thy womb, Jesus." 

Cambridge, Massachusetts 

How could a person pray the 
Rosary for that which is in- 
trinsically evil? We can't be 
cafeteria Catholics. 

Weymouth, Massachusetts 

To Mary Gordon's finely 
tuned sensibilities, had the 
Virgin Mary exercised her pre- 
rogative to refuse consent after 
her child was conceived — and 
had she aborted Jesus — such 
would have been an entirely 
moral choice. So much for 
that inconvenient other detail 
in the Annunciation, Mary's 
"Let it be done according to 
thy will." One wonders, could 
any two Marys be more alien? 

Dallas, Texas 

BCM never fails to provide 
well-written, thought-provok- 
ing articles, even though I 
may not agree with the au- 
thors' views. The Fall 2003 
issue deserves special appreci- 
ation because of Mary 
Gordon's excellent article 
"The Feminist Rosary." 

San Pedro, California 

I want to thank Mary Gordon 
for reminding me and teach- 
ing me how to pray again. 

Dunellen, New Jersey 

Re "From This Church 
Forward" (Fall 2003): The 
language at BC's Church in 
the 2 1st Century forum was 
eloquent and the emotions 
were clear, but in the final 
analysis, the only real message 
that I received was: "We don't 
know where we are, and we 
don't know where we want to 
be, but we'd better hurry and 
get on with whatever we're 
going to do." 

I hope the hierarchy of the ■ 
Church and the active laity 
are better prepared for the 
future than this forum would 

Colorado Springs, Colorado 

With respect to Fr. Bryan 
Hehir's suggestion about this 
being the most educated 
Catholic laity, one has to 
wonder how educated the 
laity is in Church matters. I 
believe we have failed in 
teaching the young and 
reminding the old about 
Christian doctrine. 

At the same time, I am not 
ready to subscribe to the 
thought that a pope who has 

to concern himself with the 
whole world and each of its 
parts is really knowledgeable 
about each of those parts. He 
must depend on the hierarchy 
to keep him posted. 

It just might be that a bet- 
ter communications system is 
in order. 


Mamaroneck, New York 

I am indebted to David 
Morrison's "Catholic and 
Gay" (Summer 2003) for lead- 
ing me to reexamine my life 
and my beliefs. Upon reflec- 
tion, both heterosexual and 
homosexual human beings 
should have the same options. 
The Church would not foist 
24/7 chastity on all heterosex- 
ual couples, nor should it on 
all homosexual couples. 

In the New Testament, 
Christ does not propose 
chastity as an element of per- 
fection. Chastity is a Church- 
imposed stance. In the early 
Church, homosexual couples 
were recognized and their 
unions were blessed (see 
Christianity, Social Tolerance, 
and Homosexuality, by John 
Boswell, University of 
Chicago Press, 1980). 

I will defend to the death 
David Morrison's choice to 
live his life in a chaste homo- 
sexual relationship, as well as 
his right to voice his opinion 
on homosexual chastity. 
However, I also will defend 
anyone's right to maintain and 
live a homosexual relationship 
while remaining a deeply com- 
mitted Christian and refusing 
the guilt and self-loathing that 
Church-imposed homosexual 
chastity often entails. 

Bridgeport, Connecticut 

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Re "World-wise," by Professor 
Charles Derber (Linden Lane, 
Spring 2003): The real prob- 
lem with free trade, globally 
and domestically, is that it has 
rarely been tried. Regulation is 
always sold as protection for 
the public, but the only moti- 
vation for the regulation of 
trade has been to protect the 
profits of the entrenched who 
got there first. Incorporation 
(a process by which a business 
or other entity is created by 
the state) is simply a ploy to 
draw a veil over the activities 
of real people who would oth- 
erwise either reap or suffer the 
consequences of their actions. 

The answer to the problem 
so clearly seen by Professor 
Derber is to curtail severely " 
the power of governments to 
legislate in the area of trade. 
What we need everywhere in 
the world, the United States 
included, is a separation of 
business and state. Under 
such a system everyone could 
be a competitor. 

Stone Mountain, Georgia 

BC's actions regarding the 
ACC and Big East are beyond 
comprehension when viewed 
from a moral, Christian per- 
spective. Fr. Leahy's explana- 
tion ("Conference Call," 
Linden Lane, Fall 2003) that 
this change was motivated by 
the desire to play with schools 
who have a high academic rat- 
ing is laughable. 

We all know that money 
was the driving force. 

Greig, New York 

For the record, in addition to cit- 
ing the ACCs emphasis on high 

graduation rates for athletes and 
its programs for academic cooper- 
ation, Fr. Leahy credited the 
strong student demographics 
within the conference region, the 
ACCs stability, and a financial 
boost that will u help us support 
non-revenue sports at BC" as 
reasons for accepting the ACCs 
invitation.— Ed. 


On September 15, my wife 
and I flew to Ireland to attend 
the funeral Mass and burial of 
John P. Shanahan, professor 
of mathematics at Boston 
College from 1962 to 2003. 
John was, for all who knew 
him during his tenure at BC, 
a teacher of uncommon char- 
acter and intelligence. His 
dedication to his students was 

renowned, and he regularly 
provided long office hours — 
for students needing tutorial 
assistance or, more usual, 
those simply seeking a few 
moments of his quiet conver- 
sation and playful Irish wit. 

He was also a deeply com- 
mitted Christian, who wore 
his Catholicism with grace 
and unfailing charity. After a 
funeral Mass in historic Holy 
Cross Abbey outside of 
Thurles, we laid him to rest in 
a quiet cemetery surrounded 
by the rich fields and soft 
green mountains of Tipperary. 

Duxbury, Massachusetts 

In October, the Italian studies 
program in the Department of 

Romance Languages and 
Literatures will sponsor a 
symposium to mark the 60th 
anniversary of the liberation of 
Rome during World War II. 
We are seeking any BC alum- 
ni, retired faculty, or staff who 
played any role in the libera- 
tion or who lived in Italy at 
the time and would be willing 
to contribute their share of 
"oral history" at our sympo- 
sium. I would ask interested 
parties to please phone me at 
(617) 552-6346 or e-mail me 

Associate Professor of Italian 

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and clarity, and must be signed to 
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Taylor (foreground) with physicist Bedell 

Economics major Huneycutt (left) with Hafner 

Rare fellowship 


It was about four o'clock in the afternoon last November 22, and BC 
senior Paul Taylor stood waiting in a reception area on the 38th floor 
of a Chicago law firm. Not far away was the conference room where 
a panel of five Rhodes Scholarship interviewers had grilled him seven 
hours earlier. He'd made the semifinal cut in the state competition in 
his native Wisconsin, and now Taylor lingered nervously with 11 
other contenders for the four awards to be granted in the Midwest 
district. He was rapidly losing confidence. 

University of Chicago law professor Dennis Hutchinson, director 
of the Midwest selection committee, entered the reception area, 

4 WINTER 2004 

told the candidates how de- 
serving they all were, then got 
down to business. He called out 
the first winner's name. Pause. 
Then another name. Not only 
was Taylor's not among them, 
but neither was a candidate's 
whom he had pegged as a 
sure bet. 

With two names to go, 
Taylor was ready to leave, cer- 
tain his ambition to study 
astrophysics at Oxford Uni- 
versity would remain unful- 
filled. A third name was called; 
not his. Then it seemed to 
Taylor the Rhodes agent began 
moving as if through water. 
"He started saying that kind of 
'pa' sound and everything 
started to slow down," recalls 
Taylor, and he heard his name. 

In that moment, a Boston 
College student won a Rhodes 
Scholarship for the first time in 
history. But there's more. In 
Houston, Arizonan Brett 
Huneycutt '03 — who'd taken a 
break from a 1 0-month Ful- 
bright fellowship in El Salvador 
to interview for the Rhodes — 
was about to learn that his re- 
sponses to questions on 
economics and trade had won 
over a panel of interviewers in 
the southwest district. Out of 
the 32 Rhodes Scholars named 
in this country, Boston College 
could claim not one, but two. 

While Taylor and Huney- 
cutt were putting themselves 
through the social gatherings 
and probing interviews that 
make up the final rounds of the 
Rhodes selection process, at 
least one person back in 
Chestnut Hill was "literally 
pacing" the floor, waiting to 
learn the results — political sci- 
ence professor Donald Hafner. 
"I knew they were both very 
strong candidates," he says, 
and for that both students offer 

Hafner more than a modicum 
of credit. As director of the 
University Fellowships 
Committee and campus coor- 
dinator for the Rhodes and 
seven other scholarships, 
Hafner is part of the reason 
that BC, once nearly absent 
from the rolls of prestigious 
fellowships, now tosses up win- 
ners' names with frequency. 

THE TURNING point can 
be traced to the academic year 
1995-96. The University was 
then in the midst of a 31 -year 
drought in prestigious George 
C. Marshall Scholarship 
awards; the previous year, nine 
students had applied for a J. 
William Fulbright grant, and 
one had been funded. Though 
Boston College was improving 
academically and its under- 
graduates becoming increas- 
ingly competitive, the 
administration and faculty 
were concerned that such 
gains weren't being reflected 
in the grant-giving arena. In 
1995-96, the University 
Academic Planning Council 
(UAPC), charged by then 
University President J. Donald 
Monan, SJ, with developing 
BC's academic goals for the 
next 10 years, defined as a 
University mission the provi- 
sion of "strong support to stu- 
dents who compete for 
prestigious fellowships." 

A modest support system 
was already in place, led by 
Michael Resler of the German 
department and a cadre of BC's 
"good citizens" — as associate 
academic vice president 
Patricia De Leeuw calls the 
faculty who volunteered their 
time to assist student grant 
seekers. With the UAPC's plan 
came funding to buttress a new 
University Fellowships Com- 

mittee, and Hafner became 
head of the committee. During 
his first year, BC had two un- 
successful Rhodes applicants 
and one Fulbright winner 
among eight applicants. 

Back then, fewer students 
knew about Fulbrights and 
other fellowships. But today, 
says Margaret Thomas, BC's 
Fulbright coordinator, students 
look "dumbfounded" if she 
asks them how they learned of 
the fellowships — it's as if she 
asked how they knew to apply 
to college. Last year, Fulbright 
grants went to 14 BC under- 
graduates and one graduate 
student, a University record. 
Four BC students have won 
Marshalls in the past six years 
(only 40 are distributed each 
year). In all, 19 faculty and aca- 
demic administrators serve as 
committee coordinators for 34 
competitive grant programs. 
"It wasn't that we didn't have 
the students before," says 
Hafner. "It was that we didn't 
have the organization." 

The University Fellowships 
Committee plants the idea of 
seeking fellowships in high 
achievers' minds soon after 
they arrive on campus. Hafner 
holds an introductory lun- 
cheon in February and aims to 
fill Gasson 100 with about 180 
freshmen, so he invites double 
that number. Invitations are 
based strictly on first-quarter 
grades; this year, students with 
an A- average or above were 
included. Another luncheon, in 
the fall, targets standout 
sophomores. "The core pur- 
pose is to rouse their interest 
and enthusiasm and sense of 
confidence that aiming for 
these opportunities is worth 
their contemplation," says 
Hafner. "Especially for fresh- 
men, the prospect of fellow- 

ships will seem like something 
off in never-never land. So we 
need to persuade them other- 
wise — that there are things 
they can reach for immediately 
and that it is good to get start- 
ed." The University's approxi- 
mately 50 Presidential Scholars 
(both Huneycutt and Taylor 
came from this group) also re- 
ceive frequent reminders of 
grant opportunities at their bi- 
weekly speaker series. "From 
day one we were encouraged," 
remembers Huneycutt. "We 
were told fellowships are out 

Faculty in the Honors 
Program also identify and en- 
courage promising students, 
says Hafner. And applications 
for Advanced Study Grants (set 
aside for underclassmen, these 
BC grants are administered 
by the fellowships committee 
and fund student-designed 
projects) yield additional clues 
to budding fellowship con- 
tenders. "It's like a very large 
funnel," says Hafner. "We 
hope to attract a large number 
of students at the very begin- 
ning. Only a few will have the 
kinds of ambitions that carry 
them along to the Rhodes or 

Hafner stresses that the 
committee makes no effort to 
groom individuals — to assign 
mentors to young prospects, 
offer them prep courses, or 
send them to mock cocktail 
parties as some schools do, 
according to recent stories in 
the New York Times and the 
Chronicle of Higher Education. 
Instead, he says, the commit- 
tee has set up a service that al- 
lows talented students to stay 
informed; "we encourage and 
assist them," he says. 

Elliot Gerson, American 
secretary of the Rhodes Trust, 


says he is concerned when he 
hears of excesses like mock 
cocktail parties ("no one is 
turned down for a Rhodes be- 
cause of etiquette," he says), 
but he enthusiastically sup- 
ports universities that, like BC, 
have put formal fellowship ad- 
visory structures into place. 
And BC is far from alone: The 
National Association of 
Fellowship Advisors lists 2 00 
members on its roster, from 
Abilene Christian University 
and Alma College to Yale and 
Yeshiva University (Harvard is 
notably absent). 

"Our feeling is that the col- 
leges that establish fellowship 
advisory offices are providing a 
very valuable service to en- 
courage outstanding students," 
says Gerson. "No institutional 
advice or support system has 
created a Rhodes winner who 
otherwise might not have won, 
but it might have encouraged 
someone who might not have 
had the confidence or even 

Even if the fellowships 
committee wanted to anoint 
scholarship candidates, it 
would be tricky business. "It's 
very difficult to predict early 
on who will be successful," 
Hafner says. "There are stu- 
dents who are late bloomers — 
really dazzling later, but we 
wouldn't spot them early on." 
For example, one member of 
the Class of '98 came to 
Hafher's attention when he 
proposed a somewhat uncon- 
ventional Advanced Study 
Grant: The student wanted to 
improve his Spanish fluency by 
teaching reading to street chil- 
dren in Mexico. "We took a 
gamble," says Hafner, and the 
proposal was funded. Broder- 
ick Bagert went to Mexico, 
won a Rotary scholarship to 

study philosophy in Spain, 
tried unsuccessfully for a 
Rhodes, snagged a Marshall, 
and studied at the London 
School of Economics. (Today 
he works for a Houston phil- 
anthropy.) Bagert wasn't a 
Presidential Scholar, though 
he was in the Honors Pro- 
gram. "We found him because 
he progressively stood out," 
Hafner says. "We didn't push 
him. We put an array of op- 
portunities in front of him, 
and he grabbed them." 

HUNEYCUTT, too, took ad- 
vantage of an Advanced Study 
Grant, which he used to study 
the case of Augusto Pinochet's 
extradition from Spain. He 
also received a University- 
funded Undergraduate Re- 
search Fellowship to assist BC 
political science professor 
Jennie Purnell; for that project 
he read archives, primarily in 
the O'Neill Library, about 
U.S. -Mexican relations during 
the Cristero Rebellion of the 
1920s and about Protestant 
evangelization to Mexican in- 
digenous groups. Huneycutt 
also spent a semester studying 
in Mexico, but he had first 
visited the country in high 
school, when a teacher was 
working in a Mexican shanty- 
town. Scenes from his two- 
week stay in the town remain 
with him — the stray dogs, the 
electrical wires running every- 
where along the ground. Once 
in college, he says, "I was able 
to study poverty analytically." 
In fact, Huneycutt calls his 
economics major "the perfect 
fit for me. It represents a per- 
fect blend of my talents, which 
are quantitative, and of my 
passion for social justice." 

Now back in El Salvador 
and working on his Fulbright, 

Huneycutt is expanding on the 
subject of his senior thesis at 
BC, examining the effect of 
money sent home by Salvador- 
ans working in the United 
States on the growth of small 
businesses in the developing 
Central American country. 
Some $2 billion a year enters 
El Salvador by this means; 
Huneycutt's analysis deter- 
mined that the small-scale pro- 
prietors who receive U.S. 
dollars from their relatives or 
friends run businesses two-and- 
a-half times larger, on average, 
than their counterparts'. 

NO AMOUNT of experience, 
of course, can prepare an indi- 
vidual for the variegated 
par course that is the Rhodes 
application process. For Hun- 
eycutt, the trials started out 
low-key: At the state level, he 
found the social reception un- 
comfortable, but the interview 
surprisingly relaxed. He an- 
swered questions on econom- 
ics, international trade, and his 
work in El Salvador. One pan- 
elist, noticing that Huneycutt 
had won a chemistry award, 
asked what five elements from 
the periodic table he'd bring if 
he wanted to build a new plan- 
et. No sweat: "I said some- 
thing to the effect of, 'Well, I 
like our planet as it is, so I 
would bring carbon, hydrogen, 
oxygen.' Then I paused, and 
someone on the panel suggest- 
ed nitrogen. 'Oh, yes,' I said, 
'that's the majority of our 
atmosphere. And any element 
that is not plutonium or 

The district interview in 
Houston, on the other hand, 
was intense. "The panel was 
very antagonistic, almost 
mean," he recalls. "None of 
them smiled. It was impossible 

to gauge how I did." After he 
exited, he called a friend on his 
cell phone and discussed mov- 
ing to New York City or Brazil 
next year. 

Huneycutt and Taylor to- 
gether demonstrate the diver- 
sity of Rhodes award winners. 
"There are no targets of any 
kind with regard to any fac- 
tor — male or female; scientist, 
humanist, or social scientist; or 
the number of institutions rep- 
resented," says Gerson. 

Indeed, to pigeonhole Paul 
Taylor as a candidate would be 
particularly difficult. His dual 
majors, physics and classics, 
point to a well-roundedness he 
has enjoyed for years: learning 
to fence the summer after 
eighth grade (he's now captain 
of BC's fencing team), playing 
high school baseball and pick- 
up basketball, even watching 
kung fu movies (Hero with Jet 
Li is his favorite). Last summer 
he interned at the Harvard- 
Smithsonian Center for Astro- 
physics; over Christmas break 
his pleasure reading included 
Melmoth the Wanderer, the 
1 9th-century Gothic classic by 
Charles Maturin. Taylor won 
a Goldwater Scholarship (for 
students in math or science) 
his junior year, and he shares a 
patent on a statistical process 
for analyzing magnetic reso- 
nance imaging, which he 
picked up in high school when 
he had a part-time job assist- 
ing medical researchers. 

Taylor's many interests paid 
off during the Rhodes process. 
He talked at length about 
kung fu movies with a panelist 
at one reception, and during 
the state interview answered 
questions that touched on 
physics, his work at a soup 
kitchen, the California guber- 
natorial recall vote, and what 

6 WINTER 2004 

classical text he'd recommend 
for George W. Bush to read 
(he suggested Plato's Republic). 

At Taylor's regional and 
final interview in Chicago, the 
panel fortuitously included 
an official of the Great Books 
Foundation and a condensed- 
matter theorist. Still, eyeing 
the well-versed, well-oiled 
competition gave the normally 
cool Taylor the jitters. "Every- 
body has such high credentials 
it gets almost to the point of 
a crapshoot," he says. His con- 
fidence flickering to a "let's- 
get-it-over-with" resignation, 
he sank into a leather swivel 
chair at the long conference 
table to face his interrogators. 
Suddenly, mysteriously, he 
says, he felt relaxed, in control, 
even powerful. "I don't know 
how to describe the power 
of the chair," he says. "It was a 
magical chair." 

The panelists started out 
with questions about physics; 
then they asked if he'd rather 
be a woman in ancient Greece 
or Rome (he chose Rome — 
women had more freedom and 
power there); and they ques- 
tioned him about fencing and 
about the soup kitchen. Most 
stunning, says physics depart- 
ment chair Kevin Bedell, 
was Taylor's answer to one of 
the science questions: Explain 
a Fermi liquid. "That's a ques- 
tion most undergrads couldn't 
answer, especially when asked 
to apply it to nuclear astro- 
physics, as Paul was," says 
Bedell, whom Taylor cites as a 
mentor. "That was the most 
impressive, that he was able to 
answer that question." 

Bedell wasn't particularly 
surprised when Taylor pre- 
vailed. His student had stood 
apart ever since he asked — ac- 
tually insisted — that he bypass 

freshman physics and begin 
with the sophomore course. 
Bedell had tried to discourage 
him, but then relented. "When 
I write a letter of recommenda- 
tion for Paul, I mention that he 
was smart enough not to take 
my advice," he says. During the 
summers after freshman and 
sophomore years, Taylor assist- 
ed Bedell with research. "He 
always had to go ahead of 
where his academic program 
was," Bedell says, "and he was 
always up to the challenge." 

THOUGH the Rhodes 
awards for this year were an- 
nounced in the fall, the 
Fulbrights are generally made 
public in the spring. Last 
year's 14 grants marked a ban- 
ner year, thanks in part to co- 
ordinator Thomas's guidance. 
An associate professor in the 
Slavic/eastern languages de- 
partment, Thomas has ascend- 
ed to the status of legend 
among BC faculty for her sup- 
port of aspiring undergradu- 
ates; Academic Vice President 
Jack Neuhauser jokes that 
some now call the Fulbrights 
the Thomases. 

Thomas says she almost 
turned down the coordinator's 
position seven years ago, out 
of fear that she would find it 
difficult to tread the line be- 
tween helping enough and 
helping too much. But she 
now says, "It turned out to be 
not a problem at all." When 
students are starting the appli- 
cation process, she typically 
asks them to consider what 
they've already accomplished 
at BC. "I always assume they 
will get the grant, so they're 
not strategizing about getting 
the grant but about how they 
will make it more transforma- 
tive intellectually, spiritually, 

psychologically." Thomas 
might suggest course work to 
beef up knowledge in an area 
of interest, or tell a student, 
"You're going to have to know 
something about the history of 
this issue to write a persuasive 
essay about it." 

By all accounts, the most 
intense guidance from fellow- 
ship coordinators comes with 
the essay portion of applica- 
tions. Thomas typically covers 
essays — which can undergo 
numerous rewrites — with her 
comments, pointing out weak- 
nesses but not solving them. 
Hafner often suggests candi- 
dates write three or four dif- 
ferent essays, "trying to find 
the 'you' in there." Hafner 
says his help focuses on big 
themes more than organiza- 
tion or basic writing, asking, 
"How does the essay reveal a 
coherent life?" 

The coordinators of the 
fellowships committee strive to 
make sure applicants appreci- 
ate what they'll gain, even if 
they lose — which is, of course, 
the statistically likely outcome 
(about 1,000 applicants vie for 
the 32 Rhodes Scholarships 
each year, for example). "Stu- 
dents need to be encouraged 
that it's worthwhile whether 
they win or lose," Hafner says. 
"I've had many unsuccessful 
applicants in my office in tears 
when they haven't gotten the 
award, but I've also heard 
from every single one of them, 
I think, within a matter of days 
if not at that very moment, 
'Gee, I really learned a lot 
about myself, so even if I 
didn't get the fellowship this 
was really worthwhile.'" 

Gail Friedman 

Gail Friedman is a writer based 
in the Boston area. 

Shana Kelley 


Assistant Professor Shana 
Kelley of the chemistry depart- 
ment has received a National 
Science Foundation Career 
Award. She will receive 
$593,000 over five years to aid 
her research on the molecular 
properties of DNA and RNA. 


Political science professor Ali 
Banuazizi has been named 
president-elect of the Middle 
East Studies Association 
(MESA), an international orga- 
nization of more than 2,600 
scholars who specialize in stud- 
ies of the Middle East, North 
Africa, and the Islamic World. 
Banuazizi will be president- 
elect for one year, then serve a 
one-year term as president. 


Chemistry professor Lawrence 
Scott has been elected to the 
American Association for the 
Advancement of Science, which 
is the world's largest general 
scientific society; physics pro- 
fessor Michael Naughton has 
been named a fellow of the 
American Physical Society, an 
award bestowed on no more 
than .5 percent of the member- 
ship each year; and economics 
professor Arthur Lewbel has be- 
come a fellow of the interna- 
tional Econometric Society. 



In Unknown New England, jon Marcus delves the region's best-kept secrets 

An interview by Nicole Estvanik 

What place surprised you most? 

A one-room museum in the 
back of a jewelry store in Indian 
Orchard, Massachusetts, which 
is a landlocked community near 
Springfield. After seeing the 
1956 movie Titanic, the owner 
of the local cinema got the ad- 
dresses of all the remaining sur- 
vivors. He collected Madeleine 
Astor's life vest, a piece of carpet 
from the stateroom, even a 
breakfast menu from the pocket 
of a floating corpse. The space 
contains 2,100 artifacts. 

Is there an event in New Eng- 
land history that particularly in- 
trigues you? 

In 1832, settlers in what is now 
Pittsburg, New Hampshire, 
frustrated with a boundary dis- 
pute in which they were claimed 
by both Canada and the United 
States, founded the Independent 
Republic of Indian Stream, with 
a militia of 40 men. Everybody 

left them alone for 10 years — then they had the very bad 
idea of invading Canada. 

What should Bostonians be most ashamed that they've never 

We're so obsessed with being depressed about the Red Sox, 
but a lot of Bostonians don't know the first World Series was 
played here in 1903. There's a piece of granite in the shape 
of home plate at the exact place, on what is now the campus 
of Northeastern University. I was there on the 100th anni- 
versary of the Series, and no one was paying any attention. 

What landmark are you most surprised has remained un- 

The museum of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Com- 

Marcus at the Ames Shovel Archive in Easton, Massachusetts 

pany in the attic of Faneuil Hall. 
They have the hoof of a horse 
from the Charge of the Light 
Brigade in 1854, and cannons, 
and a trunk of a tree from Get- 
tysburg. Thomas Edison per- 
sonally installed the lighting. 
The only thing you can hear is 
the creaking of the floorboard, 
because there's nobody up there. 
Yet downstairs in Faneuil Hall 
Marketplace there are thousands 
of people. 

Do any well-known attractions 
not quite merit their reputation? 

Paul Revere 's house doesn't look 
anything like it looked when 
Revere lived there. By the time it 
was opened as a tourist attrac- 
tion, he had been dead for 90 
years, and it had been remodeled 
and used as a cigar factory. 

New England is museum-crazy, 
isn't it. 

New England has museums for 
dirt, plastic, garbage, postage stamps, pranks, ham radio, an- 
tique radios, the wireless telegraph, kerosene lamps, culi- 
nary arts, bad art, politics, the Arctic, forestry, lifesaving, 
fly-fishing, skiing, snowmobiles, the Mack Truck, shoes, 
cuff links, amateur astronomy, medical rarities. . . . 

Why do you think that's so? 

Maybe we're just frugal Yankees who never throw anything 

Jon Marcus teaches feature writing in the communication depart- 
ment and is the editor of Boston Magazine. His Unknown 
New England: Landmarks, Museums, and Historic Sights 
You Never Knew Existed is available at a discount from the BC 
Bookstore via the BCM Web site: 

8 WINTER 2004 


Candidates for a night 

From left: Nyck Bernier '07, Tony Coppola '06, Sean Coldthwaite '07, Rob Orthman '04, Katie Unger '06, Stas Gayshan '04. Also at the table: Rob Amara '04 
and Casey Otto '07 (faces obscured) 

Last December, on the day 
former vice president Al Gore 
endorsed former Vermont 
governor Howard Dean for 
president, and as the Dem- 
ocratic candidates debated for 
real before TV cameras in 
New Hampshire, the College 
Democrats of Boston College 
put on a mock debate for an 
audience of 80 or so of their 

Nine College Democrats 
were slated to represent their 

party's then nine contenders. 
But in the end only eight de- 
bated. Moderator Joe Sabia '06 
announced that "John 
Edwards," the North Carolina 
senator, had missed a plane 
connection. Reached a few 
days later, Stas Gayshan '04, 
the College Democrats' presi- 
dent, told a different story: "I 
think the person who was sup- 
posed to play Edwards ended 
up going to [New Hampshire 
for] the actual debate." 

The surrogates who did 
show came well prepared. Like 
the real Missouri congressman 
Richard Gephardt, Tony 
Coppola '06, who played him, 
touched as many bases as possi- 
ble, calling attention to his 
midwestern roots and pointing 
out that his father was a milk 
truck driver and Teamsters 
Union member and that his 
daughter is a lesbian who sup- 
ports gay marriage. All through 
the evening Gephardt/Coppola 

seized every chance to call 
President Bush "a miserable 
failure" — one of Gephardt's 
trademark lines. 

If Gephardt/Coppola 
stressed personal influences, 
Rob Amara '04, who played 
John Kerry, repeatedly in- 
voked Kerry's resume as a 
Vietnam War hero and long- 
time Massachusetts senator. 
Having served on the Foreign 
Relations Committee, Kerry/ 
Amara claimed to have rubbed 


elbows with many foreign 
chiefs, making him the ideal 
leader for a global antiterror- 
ism coalition. On health 
policy, he argued that his 
Washington experience would 
help him "stand up to the 
pharmaceutical and health 
care lobby." And so on. 

Some candidates received 
broader portrayals. Sean 
Goldthwaite '07, who played 
Dennis Kucinich, the left- 
leaning Ohio congressman, 
flashed the peace sign and 
treated the crowd to a couple 
of bars of "Give Peace a 
Chance." He showed up for 
the debate in a tie-dyed T-shirt 
and a big bow tie that looked 
as if it came from a going-out- 
of-business sale at a tuxedo 
emporium. (The actual 
Kucinich wears a business suit 
and conservative necktie to de- 
bates.) In what seemed like yet 
another piece of caricature, 
Kucinich/Goldthwaite pledged 
to start a cabinet-level Peace 
Department if elected. 
(Kucinich 's Web site reveals 
that he had introduced legisla- 
tion to create the department, 
which would promote "nonvio- 
lent conflict resolution" at 
home and abroad.) 

In his portrayal of the 
Reverend Al Sharpton, Stas 
Gayshan also took some poetic 
license. A Kerry supporter in 
real life, Gayshan said in a pre- 
debate interview that he has 
been upset with the actual 
Sharpton ever since 2002, when 
the New York City minister 
agreed to speak to BC's College 
Democrats chapter and then 
bowed out at the last minute. 
Gayshan intimated that, by way 
of payback, he intended "to be 
a very humorous Al Sharpton." 
Nonetheless, he took the role 
seriously enough to transcribe 

and study a Sharpton speech. 
Sharpton "doesn't use many 
connector words, and he 
doesn't pause or say 'umm,'" 
noted Gayshan, "and that 
makes his rhetoric more effec- 
tive, because when he does 
pause, you see it's for effect, 
and it's very, very dramatic." 

Along with the dramatic 
pauses, Gayshan's portrayal 
featured colorful language and 
a fair amount of table-thump- 
ing. For example, speaking of 
the Patriot Act, a controversial 
law enforcement measure 
passed by Congress shortly 
after September 11, 2001, 
Sharpton/Gayshan said, "It is a 
hideous abomination. People 
talk about the fact that it has 
sunset provisions. I tell you 
what. [Bam!] I want it out 
now!" Sometimes the colorful 
rhetoric shaded into the off- 
color, as when Sharpton/ 
Gayshan called Howard Dean, 
ably played by sophomore 
Katie Unger, "an arrogant, 
racist [so-and-so]." Admitting 
afterward that Sharpton doesn't 
use such language, at least not 
on the stump, an unrepentant 
Gayshan said, "I knew it would 
rile up the crowd. If I were 
blessed with the reverend's or- 
atorical skills, I wouldn't have 
used it." 

Sharpton/Gayshan s attack 
on the Dean surrogate in- 
volved the former Vermont 
governor's now-famous re- 
mark concerning pickup 
trucks and Confederate flags. 
As the front-runner at the 
time, Dean/Unger, much like 
Dean himself in that night's 
televised New Hampshire de- 
bate, suffered attacks from 
every other candidate except 
for former ambassador Carol 
Moseley Braun (as played by 
the gentlemanly Casey Otto 

'07). Connecticut's Senator 
Joseph Lieberman, played by 
Nyck Bernier '07, attacked 
Dean/Unger for showing in- 
sufficient zeal in support of 
Israel, while Kerry/Amara at- 
tacked Dean/Unger for being 
the ex-governor "of a small 
corner of New England" and 
for having sat out the Vietnam 
War with a draft deferment 
"because [his] back hurt." 

Gephardt/Coppola took 
perhaps the unkindest shot of 
all, saying, "Howard Dean 
sided with Newt Gingrich in 
calling for across-the-board 
Medicare cuts." 

This appeared to be too 
much for Dean/Unger, who 
replied, "When it came time 
to save Medicare, I supported 
President Clinton in making 
necessary cuts. It's ironic to be 
calling me anti-Medicare. I'm 
a doctor, so Medicare is close 
to my heart." 

"Clinton did not support 
Medicare cuts," shot back 
Gephardt/Coppola. "You said 
Medicare was the worst federal 
program ever, did you not?" 

Looking slightly befuddled, • 
Dean/Unger answered: "I don't 
think so. I support Medicare." 

The audience reacted 
calmly to flurries such as this, 
reserving noise mainly for 
Sharpton and Kucinich. A ran- 
dom poll of seven audience 
members turned up five Dem- 
ocrats', one independent, and 
one persuadable Republican, 
none of whom had a firm 
commitment to any candidate. 
After the debate, Dean 
Gudicello '04 said the event 
"was definitely a good show," 
but it hadn't helped him clarify 
his opinions of the candidates. 
"One thing they could have 
done better," he said, "is make 
it more informative." By con- 

trast, Stephanie Pally '07 said 
she is leaning toward Kerry 
now because of what she'd 
learned about his platform and 
his government experience. In 
between was Katrina King '07, 
who said, "I kind of liked 
Howard Dean until the other 
candidates started attacking 
him. I don't know if he's actual- 
ly said the things the other can- 
didates accused him of." And 
Justin Thornton '07 said the 
debate had reinforced his initial 
interest in both Dean and 
General Wesley Clark (played 
by Rob Orthman '04), although 
he hopes Dean can curb a ten- 
dency to speak first and think 
later. "He has to learn how to 
be politically correct. If we're 
talking about the Confederate 
flag, I don't think he meant 
to support racism, just to say 
poor southern whites deserve 
the same treatment as everyone 
else," said Thornton, who 
is African-American. "To be a 
politician today, you have to ex- 
tend your arms to all peoples." 

At the end of the debate the 
audience voted, and Sharpton, 
or his surrogate, won handily. 
"Stas did a great job," ex- 
plained Sara Dart '06, "but I 
honestly can say that [the actu- 
al Sharpton] has virtually no 
chance of getting my vote. He's 
too abrasive to get things done 
in the White House." 

Asked if his and Sharpton's 
victory had surprised him, 
given Sharpton's low level of 
real-world support, Gayshan 
said, "No. If you take elec- 
tability out of the picture, 
[Sharpton] is the best public 
speaker of any of the candi- 
dates, and the best debater." 

David Reich 

David Reich is a freelance writer 
based in the Boston area. 

10 WINTER 2004 


A webcam diary 

Webcams have become a co?nmon- 
place on university campuses, 
offering the world quixotic, 
unplanned views of complex, pur- 
posive institutions. Boston College 
has four, overlooking O'Neill 
Plaza, the Gasson Quadrangle, 
and the construction sites of 
the Yaw key Center and the 
Ignatius Gate residence hall. 
Since May 2003, when the 
first camera went live, the author 
has made occasional visits to from his 
office and home, keeping notes on 
the Boston College he discovered: 

o'neill plaza. Bright morn- 
ing. Sunlight on snow piles 
below. Students walk fast 
across plaza. Young man ap- 
pears to be my son who gradu- 
ated three years ago. I watch 
him until he enters Gasson 
Quad. Plaza suddenly empty, 
as though someone had issued 
an order through a bullhorn. 
A class hour has begun. 
gasson quad. Evening. 
Raindrops on camera lens. BC 
has dropped away, leaving a 
pointillist painting of nothing. 

TION site. Morning. Webcams 
on construction sites are what 
one colleague calls the "watch- 
ing-paint-dry Web strategy." 
A "Yawkey Center" illustrated 
banner is the size of a Museum 
of Natural History diorama. 
Below it a backhoe roots in 
a hole. Seems to find nothing. 
Doesn't seem to care. Keeps 
rooting like a pig after the 
memory of a truffle. 
gasson quad. Midday. 

Top: camera on O'Neill Library roof. Bottom: webcam view of Gasson Quad, 
flanked by buildings-in-progress Ignatius Gate dorm (left) and Yawkey Center 

Shimmerings and sparklings in 
the south-facing camera. 
Landing here on a sunny day is 
like running into a friend who 
is always high. See you later. 
o'neill plaza. Thanksgiving 
eve, 6 P.M. Five minutes pass. 
No life, no movement. 
Ignatius dorm site. After- 
noon. Building wrapped in 
white plastic skin. Cliffs of 
Dover. Construction workers 
enter via a dark square cave. 
gasson quad. Rainstorm at 
night. Dial-in from home. 
White globes of lamplight 
hovering like benign spirits. 
o'neill plaza. Same stormy 
night. Rain moves across plaza 

like a rug unrolling. Something 
that looks like a penguin is 
standing in a lighted window 
on third floor of Gasson. 
ignatius dorm site. Same 
night. Wind trapped inside the 
white wrapping, fists of air 
flailing at the sheeting. 
o'neill plaza. Later that 
night. Something like a pen- 
guin is still there. 
o'neill plaza, but I'm walking 
through. Young woman talking 
on cell phone in middle of 
plaza is looking up at O'Neill 
roof edge. "Come say hi to 
my Mom," she calls to another 
woman, who hastens to get 

gasson quad. December- 
bright morning. Strong colors 
everywhere. Blue steel sky. 
Connection is slow. Students 
step into wormholes in time, 
emerge 30 feet away. 


Small light burns in municipal 
cemetery across the road. I re- 
call a student who died weeks 
before her graduation. Parents 
asked that she be buried in 
the cemetery. Someone called 
the mayor. She lies there. 
gasson quad. Blizzard. 
Night. The end of the world. 
Water seems to have reached 
the height of the camera. 
o'neill plaza. Icy, windy after- 
noon after big storm. My son 
Gabriel forwards "Lunabean 
Newsletter," a videogamer's 
e-mail to which he subscribes. 
Proprietors "Allison" and 
"Jeremy," BC graduates, advise 
subscribers to turn their 
browsers to the webcam above 
O'Neill Plaza, which "becomes 
very slippery in winter weather 
[where] the webcam is ready 
to capture many a spill. Enjoy. 
Just try not to laugh too hard." 
What are videogamers in 
Calcutta thinking as they gaze 
out over the frozen plaza and 
wait for pratfalls? 
ignatius dorm site. Early 
evening. Pearly sky. Airplane 
crossing over Boston. I have 
often looked down at the 
glowing coals of cities. Have I 
ever imagined a man in an 
office gazing at a computer 
screen and seeing me cross the 
sky like a new star? 

Ben Birnbaum 



Professor Kent Greenfield takes on Rumsfeld et al. 

A Boston College law profes- 
sor is leading the charge to 
have the 1996 Solomon 
Amendment declared uncon- 
stitutional. Last September, 
Professor Kent Greenfield 
filed suit on behalf of the 
Forum for Academic and 
Institutional Rights (FAIR), an 
organization he founded and 
chairs, to overturn the contro- 
versial law, which (among 
other things) requires univer- 
sities to open their career ser- 
vices facilities to military 
recruiters or risk losing federal 
funding. FAIR's 20 members 
include law schools and law 
school faculty groups that 
wish to exclude the recruiters 
from their campuses because 
they believe the military 
discriminates against gays and 

According to Greenfield, 
about half of FAIR's members 
have chosen to remain anony- 
mous, fearing reprisals from 
congressional supporters 
of the amendment and federal 
funding agencies. Neither 
Boston College nor BC Law 
is a party to the FAIR lawsuit. 

BC Law's nondiscrimina- 
tion policy prohibits discrimi- 
nation against gays and 
lesbians, and, like most law 
schools, the school denied 
military recruiters access to its 
campus into the 1990s. After 
the Solomon Amendment 
passed in 1996, military re- 
cruiters were allowed on cam- 
pus and permitted to recruit, 
but not given access to career 
services. Since law schools 

Greenfield at the main entrance to the law school 

receive very little federal 
money, the move was not 
financially risky. However, a 
change in Department of 
Defense regulations in 2000 
made it possible for an entire 
university associated with any 
noncompliant "sub-entity" — a 
law school, for example — to 
lose its defense funding if the 

sub-entity continued to deny 
military recruiters equal 
access. Faced with this poten- 
tial cost, most law schools, 
including BC Law in 2002, 
acquiesced and opened up 
their career services facilities. 

Greenfield, a scholar of 
constitutional and corporate 
law, got involved in the issue 

in 2002, when a group of BC 
law students spoke with him 
about wanting to challenge the 
amendment. Ultimately, he 
and four students formed an 
accredited course that focused 
on Solomon. "Over time I 
became convinced that the 
Solomon Amendment was 
imposing costs on the school, 
particularly on its gay and 
lesbian students by leaving 
them even more isolated, but 
also on its academic freedom," 
he said. FAIR grew out of 
Greenfield's discussions with 
law professors around the 
country interested in challeng- 
ing the law in court. 

IN A jujitsu-style legal strate- 
gy, the FAIR lawsuit cites two 
legal decisions that are com- 
monly viewed as detrimental 
to homosexuals: Boy Scouts of 
America v. Dale (2000) and 
Hurley v. Irish -American Gay, 
Lesbian, and Bisexual Group of 
Boston (1995). In both cases the 
U.S. Supreme Court allowed a 
private group to discriminate 
against gays by barring them 
from, in one instance, scouting 
and, in the other, Boston's St. 
Patrick's Day parade, holding 
that the respective prohibi- 
tions had an "expressive pur- 
pose" deserving of First 
Amendment, free-speech pro- 
tection. If the government 
declined to interfere when the 
scouts and parade organizers 
discriminated by excluding 
gays and lesbians, the lawsuit 
argues, then surely it may not 
interfere with a school's deci- 

12 WINTER 2004 

sion to exclude people, such as 
military recruiters, who dis- 
criminate against gays and les- 
bians. Explains Greenfield: 
"The federal government is 
saying, 'If you don't change 
your academic policies and 
philosophy, we will take away 
your federal funding.' They 
are, in this respect, forcing us 
to speak for them." 

According to Greenfield, 
the Solomon case belongs to a 

class of suits against "unconsti- 
tutional conditions." "The law 
is, you can't condition [govern- 
ment] benefits on the giving 
up of a constitutional right," 
he said, offering the example 
of military pensions that, in 
the 1950s, were temporarily 
withheld from veterans who 
refused to take an oath of loy- 
alty to the United States. That 
law and others like it were 
overturned by the Supreme 

Court on free-speech grounds. 

Motions in FAIR's case, 
FAIR et al. v. Rumsfeld et al., 
were heard last fall by Judge 
John C. Lifland, of the U.S. 
District Court in Newark, 
New Jersey. On November 5, 
the judge denied FAIR's re- 
quest for an injunction that 
would have suspended the 
amendment pending the out- 
come of the case. Also on 
November 5, he denied the 

Pentagon's motion to dismiss 
the suit, opening the door for 
a trial. FAIR meanwhile has 
appealed the judge's decision 
to deny an injunction. A three- 
judge panel of the Third 
Circuit Court of Appeals will 
issue a ruling, most likely in 
early spring. 

Tim Heffernan 

Tim Heffernan is a freelance 
writer based in New York City. 


Boston College will make an offer on archdiocesan land 

The University hopes to pur- 
chase 27.6 acres of land that 
the Boston Archdiocese has 
put up for sale in Brighton. 
The archdiocese announced its 
intention to sell in early 
December, part of its effort to 
pay an $84 million settlement 
reached with victims of clergy 
sexual abuse. 

The property occupies a 
portion of the large block of 
land stretching along 
Commonwealth Avenue be- 
tween Foster and Lake streets. 
It is adjacent to Boston 
College's honors housing in 
Greycliff Hall and less than a 
five-minute walk from the 
University's lower campus. 
The sale includes the three- 
story mansion built by 
Cardinal William O'Connell 
in the 1920s, which has been 
used as a residence by the last 
four archbishops. (Archbishop 
Sean O'Malley, a Capuchin 

St. John's Seminary 

Boston College 
Main Campus 


(Aftve-minbtte walk 
to property) 


former cardinal's 

S Area for sale 
I I Buildings owned by BC 
[59 Buildings on sale site 
□ Building leased by BC 

More Ha 


Greycliff Ha 

St. Clements Hall 


The Boston Archdiocese's Brighton property 

friar who was installed in the 
position last July, has opted for 
quarters in the rectory at the 
Cathedral of the Holy Cross, 
in Boston's South End.) The 
residence and available land 
together recently were as- 

sessed at nearly $14 million by 
the City of Boston. St. John's 
Seminary and the chancery, 
which houses archdiocesan of- 
fices, also occupy the block 
and are not for sale. 

According to Jack Dunn, 

the University's director of 
public affairs, "Boston College 
is committed to making an 
offer for the property that is 
reflective of the value of 
the land and that will help 
the Archdiocese of Boston 
to reach its settlement 

"The University has a pro- 
nounced need for open space 
for recreational purposes that 
could be addressed through 
this property," says Dunn, who 
notes that if the land were sold 
to developers, the impact on 
the Brighton neighborhood 
might be substantial. "We 
share the same concerns as any 
other neighbor regarding de- 
velopment proposals and hope 
that our connection to the 
Archdiocese of Boston as a 
Catholic university will enable 
us to keep the land within the 

Public affairs staff 



Lynch School awarded $5 million to improve education at the source 

The Lynch School of Educa- 
tion has received a five-year 
grant of $5 million from the 
Carnegie Corporation to 
participate in Teachers for a 
New Era (TNE), an initiative 
to strengthen teacher train- 
ing that is funded also by the 
Annenberg, Ford, and 
Rockefeller foundations. 

TNE aims to bolster K-12 
education by supporting train- 
ing programs that will offer 
original research, extensive 
field experience, and a rigor- 

ous arts and sciences education 
for future teachers. Since the 
program was launched two 
years ago, 1 1 institutions, 
among them the Bank Street 
College of Education, the 
University of Virginia, and 
Stanford University, have ac- 
cepted invitations to take part. 

John J. Burns, associate 
academic vice president for 
undergraduate programs, will 
serve as Boston College's 
TNE project manager. The 
grant, which BC is committed 

to match, will enable the 
University to extend its part- 
nerships with the Boston 
Public Schools (LSOE has col- 
laborated with 19 local schools 
over the past decade). The 
funds will bring more public 
school teachers to BC to 
team-teach with Lynch School 
faculty; and there are plans 
to establish full-time student- 
teaching placements within 
five area schools. A portion 
of the TNE grant will pro- 
vide mentoring and seminars 

for recent LSOE graduates. 

TNE will also fund an 
extensive study of Lynch 
School graduates and their 
pupils, according to LSOE 
professor Marilyn Cochran- 
Smith, who collaborated on 
the grant proposal. The study 
will incorporate existing data 
from state-mandated assess- 
ment tests and other sources, 
says Cochran-Smith, along 
with new, qualitative measures 
of teachers' effectiveness. 

Nicole Estvanik 


State Supreme Court clears way for campus construction 

The Massachusetts Supreme 
Judicial Court has let stand a 
decision by the State Court of 
Appeals to deny the City of 
Newton's application for fur- 
ther appellate review regarding 
the middle campus construc- 
tion project first proposed 
by Boston College in 1996. 
Following the court's Novem- 
ber 26 decision, University 
President William P. Leahy, SJ, 
announced that a committee 
of faculty, administrators, and 
students will review the project 
plans and assess their fit with 
Boston College's current 
needs and new construction 

Under the original design, 
three interconnected buildings 

would replace McElroy 
Commons in the southwest 
corner of middle campus, 
including a new humanities 
building and a consolidated 
student center. 

Litigation over the project 
began in 1996, when Boston 
College brought suit against 
the City of Newton following 
the refusal by the Board of 
Aldermen to grant a permit for 
construction. Although the 
project had won early approval 
from state and local agencies 
and from the aldermen's own 
Land Use Committee, it had 
failed to receive the required 
two-thirds majority vote of the 
board. Boston College filed suit 
in the Massachusetts Land 

Court, appealing the aldermen's 
decision, and a trial took place 
in 1998. In its legal argument, 
the University cited the state's 
Dover Amendment, which 
prohibits municipalities from 
regulating and restricting "the 
use of land or structures for 
religious purposes or for edu- 
cational purposes" except by 
"reasonable regulations." 

In January of 2001, Land 
Court Justice Karyn F. Scheier 
ruled in favor of the University, 
stating that the city's "zoning 
regulations may not reasonably 
be applied to the middle cam- 
pus project," and that the 
Newton Board of Aldermen's 
denial of BC's petition to build 
the middle campus project "is 

legally untenable under the 
Dover Amendment and there- 
fore beyond the authority of 
the Board." 

The Newton Aldermen 
voted to appeal the decision, 
which was upheld in August 
2003 by the Massachusetts 
Appeals Court; one month 
later, the board opted to apply 
for further judicial review by 
the Massachusetts Supreme 
Judicial Court. 

According to the Land 
Court's decision, the University 
and the city must still come 
to terms on the availability of 
parking as a result of the 
project, before construction 
permits can be obtained. 

Public affairs staff 

14 WINTER 2004 

Life time 


One of the most striking features of American society is how 
much we work. Unlike the century between 1850 and 1950, 
when productivity improvements translated into consider- 
able reductions in hours of work, the last three decades have 
witnessed steady increases in work time. 

From 1973 to 2000, the average American worker added 
199 hours to his or her annual schedule — nearly five addi- 
tional weeks of work per year (assuming a 40-hour work- 
week). Now the worlds standout workaholic nation, America 
leads other industrial countries 
in terms of the proportion of the 
population holding jobs, the 
number of days spent on those 
jobs per year, and the hours 
worked per day. Through the 
booms and the busts, average 
U. S. work hours haven't stopped 

Between 1967 and 2000, the 
overall index of labor produc- 
tivity per hour increased about 
80 percent, from 65.8 to 116.6. 
That index represents econom- 
ic progress, indicating that the 
average worker in 2000 could 
produce nearly twice as much 
as in 1967. Had we used that 
productivity dividend to reduce 
hours of work, the average 
American now could be work- 
ing only a little more than 20 
hours a week. 

And what if that had hap- 
pened? Our material standard of living would have stabi- 
lized. Americans would be eating out less, the average house 
size wouldn't have grown by 50 percent, and kitchen coun- 
ters might still be made of Formica. We wouldn't be heating 
up the climate as rapidly, because expensive gas-guzzling 
SUVs wouldn't have become so popular. And we wouldn't 
need to replace our computers every two to three years, 
which might not be such a bad thing from an environmen- 
tal point of view either. (A recent report suggests that the 
average computer uses a total quantity of material resources 
equivalent to the average car, or more.) 

Certainly, Americans would be consuming a different 

Dreyfus Corporation, New York City, 1992 

mix of goods and services than in 1960. But in the aggre- 
gate, taking all productivity growth as leisure time would 
have led to a stable real level of income. 

WITH THE normal workweek as low as 20 hours (plus 
seven weeks of vacation), two-income households with chil- 
dren could easily do without paid child care. People would 
have plenty of time for community and volunteer work, 
perhaps meaning less need for government social spend- 
ing. It would be easy to pursue 
a passion, like playing music, 
or woodworking, or quilting, or 

We could become lifelong 
learners, or make up our chron- 
ic national sleep deficit. All that 
free time could also go into plea- 
surable activities that provide 
additional income or consump- 
tion — like gardening, or making 
crafts for sale, or building furni- 
ture, or sewing — activities that 
steadily fewer people have time 
for now. Work-related expens- 
es, meanwhile, would decrease, 
which would make stable salaries 
more bearable. 

Americans could actually get 
back to eating dinner together, 
talking, and visiting friends. 

From today's vantage point, 

a time-surplus society may seem 

Utopian, almost unnatural. But 

that's only because we've been going 24/7 for too many 

years and have lost sight of other possibilities. 

It's not too late to stop and smell the roses. The time has 
come to take back our time. 

Juliet Schor 

Juliet Schor is a professor of sociology at Boston College and 
author of The Overworked American (1992) and the forth- 
coming Born to Buy: Marketing and the Transformation of 
Childhood. Her essay is adapted from Take Back Your Time, 
copyright © 2003 by John de Graaf editor, reprinted with per- 
mission of the publisher, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc. 



Researchers link solar storms to market lows 

The solar storms that buffeted 
Earth's atmosphere last 
October produced spectacular 
auroras, caused surges in 
Canada's electrical grid, and 
briefly disrupted radio contact 
with airliners. According to 
analysis by Anna Krivelyova, a 
Ph.D. candidate in economics 
at Boston College, and her 
husband, Cesare Robotti, who 
earned his doctorate in eco- 
nomics from BC in 2002, those 
emissions of electrically 
charged solar gases also sent 
stock markets around the globe 
on a short downward trip. 
Krivelyova and Robotti first 
laid out their theory in 
"Playing the Field: Geomag- 
netic Storms and International 
Stock Markets," published 
in March 2003 as part of an 
ongoing series of papers spon- 
sored by the Federal Reserve 
Bank of Atlanta. 

Geomagnetic solar storms 
occur approximately 3 5 days 
per year. For their study, 
Krivelyova and Robotti corre- 
lated the dates of all such 
storms over the past 70 years 
with the behavior of 1 2 of the 
world's stock markets over the 
same period. An unmistakable 
pattern emerged: When the 
sun flares up, the markets go 
down. The condition lasts for 
about six days after the storms 

Numerous studies have 
shown that solar storms affect 
our mood, which can in turn 
affect our behavior. One 1 994 
report in the British Journal of 
Psychiatry cited by Krivelyova 

Krivelyova and Robotti: "So far the results have been indestructible. 

and Robotti shows a 36.2 per- 
cent increase in hospital ad- 
missions for depression during 
the storms. A 1992 paper pub- 
lished in the Russian Aviakosm 
Eko/og Med shows that during 
solar storms, pilots experience 
increased stress and a sharp 
decline in flying skills. A 
Russian study from 1998, 
based on data from Moscow's 
ambulance corps, found that 
suicides and mental disorders, 
along with cardiovascular inci- 
dents — which are often stress 
related — spike during periods 
of increased geomagnetic ac- 

Krivelyova and Robotti are 
the first to relate the phenom- 
enon to economic behavior. 
Their analysis hinges on what 
they term "misattribution of 
mood." Some investors, they 
argue, become nervous or de- 
pressed during geomagnetic 

storms. Their perceptions of 
market conditions then take a 
dark turn and — unaware of the 
true source of their changed 
mood — the investors decide to 
dump stocks that, under nor- 
mal circumstances, they would 
have held. The aggregate ef- 
fect is an overall decline in the 
world's stock markets. 

Krivelyova and Robotti 
controlled for other mood- 
altering factors such as weather 
and time of year. They found 
that drops in the value of 
stocks owing to geomagnetic 
storms are indeed substantial. 
An investor with $1,000 in 
Great Britain's FTSE 100 
index, they point out, would 
have earned an average of $ 1 3 9 
annually during the eight 
decades, barring solar storms. 
Instead, earnings on $1,000 
were only $96.80 per year — a 
30 percent loss in income. The 

storms had similar effects on 
other stock indexes the authors 
studied, including the Nasdaq 
and the Standard & Poor's 500 
in the United States, as well 
as major indexes in Japan, 
Australia, Canada, Sweden, 
and New Zealand. 

The researchers also found 
that the solar storms have a 
greater effect on the prices of 
stocks of smaller companies 
(those with lower market capi- 
talizations), which tend to be 
held by individual investors, 
than on stocks of larger compa- 
nies, which tend to be held by 
institutional investors such as 
mutual funds and pension 
funds. Small investors, 
Krivelyova and Robotti explain, 
are more likely to buy or sell a 
stock on the basis of emotion, 
while institutional investors 
tend to use computer programs 
to guide their decisions. 

"PLAYING the Field" is part 
of a new — and controversial — 
area of economics called 
behavioral finance, which chal- 
lenges the long-standing as- 
sumption that investors make 
decisions purely according to 
rational self-interest. Ration- 
alist theories have never fully 
explained the widespread irra- 
tional market behavior that 
does erupt from time to time — 
the most recent example being 
the 1990s market bubble. In 
A General Theory of Employ- 
ment, Interest, and Money, the 
contrarian economist John 
Maynard Keynes tried to ac- 
count for an earlier outbreak, 

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the Great Depression, and 
the years immediately preced- 
ing it. Why had stock prices 
increased beyond all reason in 
the 1920s, he wondered, and 
why, after the crash, did in- 
vestors refuse to return to the 
market for years after any rea- 
sonable assessment would have 
revealed numerous opportuni- 
ties for profit? 

Keynes blamed what he 
called "animal spirits," the 
whatever-it-is that sometimes 
makes people take outlandish 
risks and sometimes fills them 
with baseless fears. Main- 
stream economists dismissed 
his idea as too vague to have 
any predictive value. The 
study of geomagnetic storms 
represents a behaviorist end 
run around their objections. 
"We wanted to study the 
effects of mood on market 

performance," Krivelyova said. 
"Geomagnetic storms were 
just a proxy. So far the re- 
sults have been indestructible." 

But don't expect to make 
a fast buck the next time a geo- 
magnetic storm erupts. The 
fact is, when it comes to in- 

vesting, good predictive frame- 
works inevitably undermine 
themselves. Since the discov- 
ery of the Monday Effect, for 
example — that's the tendency 
of Wall Street stocks to drop 
on Monday mornings, when 
traders are grumpy about 
being back at work — its mag- 
nitude has greatly diminished, 
as traders have learned to re- 
sist the irrational urge to sell. 
Krivelyova and Robotti expect 
the same thing to happen if 
their theory about geomagnet- 
ic storms and misattribution of 
mood ever makes it to the 
trading floor. "Once everyone 
becomes aware of the informa- 
tion, the market becomes 
efficient again, and you can't 
make money anymore," 
Krivelyova said. "Or" — the 
good news — "lose it." 

Tim Heffernan 

field trip — Reflections in Black, 
an exhibit presented by Boston 
College's McMullen Museum of 
Art last September to December, 
featured photography from the 
Smithsonian collection document- 
ing civil rights activism and 
African-American life from the 
1950s to the end of the 20th centu- 
ry. Students in the Lynch School 
of Education developed grade- 
appropriate study guides to the 
photographs for visiting school 
groups. At left, fifth-graders 
from Mather Elementary School 
in Boston tour the exhibit with 
their teacher. 



Now, from the studio of UGBC TV 

At left, with dueling phones, Basic Cable sophomore cast members (from left): Red Fabbri, Frank Maguire, Tom Ganjamie, and Hank Spring. At right, on the Now 
You Know set (from left): Mike Hundgen '05, Jessie Rosen '05, Chris Mitchell '07, D.J. Doyle '06, Bill Busacker '05, Matt Jacobson '05, and Chris Bergendorff '06 

When it was designed eight 
years ago, BC Cable was in- 
tended as a vehicle for airing 
movies and videotaped lectures 
and campus events, not for 
student productions. But a 
shoestring budget and fairly 
basic equipment haven't kept 
students from launching origi- 
nal, must-see programming for 
their peers. Two shows pro- 
duced through the undergrad- 
uate government-sponsored 
UGBC TV — one played for 
laughs, the other a very local 
news program — have gained 
faithful audiences this year. 

Red Fabbri and Tom 
Ganjamie, both sophomores, 
produce Basic Cable, a half- 
hour sketch comedy show that 
broadcasts a new episode every 
month. Their goal is to get 
BC students to laugh at them- 
selves. All scenes are shot on 
location — in residence halls, 

dining facilities, and outdoor 
settings around campus. In the 
premiere episode, which aired 
on October 17, these things 
happened: A guy got caught by 
his roommate dancing girlishly 
to an Eighties pop song. An 
average Joe tried to dunk a 
basketball and missed really, 
really badly. Four male stu- 
dents gathered around a table 
on which two cell phones 
stood facing each other. 
"Three dollars on Big Blue!" 
said one student, and then the 
cell phones were dialed. They 
were set to vibrate instead of 
ring, and so they bounced 
across the table toward each 
other. They collided; the 
black phone toppled. Big Blue 

FABBRI AND Ganjamie's first 
foray into comedy together 
was in the fall of 2002, when 

with three friends; — fellow 
sophomores Patrick Kane, 
Mark Goehausen, and Nick 
Boniakowski, all Basic Cable 
cast members — they produced 
a movie called Tuna Lowers 
My Inhibitions for Boston 
College's freshman film festi- 
val. Tuna placed first and soon 
ended up on the Internet, 
where it became something of 
a cult hit. Impressed, the crew 
of Boogie Heights, a variety 
show then being produced by 
students and aired on BC 
Cable, invited Fabbri and 
Ganjamie to join them; when 
the founders of Boogie Heights 
graduated in June, Fabbri and 
Ganjamie decided to start a 
new show in its place, which 
led to Basic Cable. 

"We're all living in this 
little college world," says 
Ganjamie. "We listened to 
what people were talking about, 

and we played with that." In 
the weeks following the Basic 
Cable premiere, many students 
approached the producers to 
say how much they liked the 
show — and how much of 
themselves they saw in it. 

Twelve students — 1 1 males 
and one female, Leigh Van 
Ostrand '06 — make up the 
show's cast and crew. Their 
more or less weekly meetings, 
held in the UGBC conference 
room on the second floor of 
the new lower campus admin- 
istration building, are noisy 
brainstorming sessions where 
ideas are hollered out, embell- 
ished, tempered, and adopted 
by general approval. "I have 
an in with the guy who plays 
the mascot at football games," 
someone pipes up at a recent 
planning session, to a raucous 
response. "Say no more!" 
Ganjamie yells, adding, after 

18 WINTER 2004 

the laughter subsides some- 
what, "You know, there are 
limitations to what we can do 
with the mascot. We can't put 
it into embarrassing situations, 
for one." A dozen heads nod, 
sober again. The crew mulls 
the mascot problem for a 
while, and eventually decides 
that the Eagle will get a cameo 
role in an upcoming skit about 
a senior prom. The meeting 
ends with a round of Cell 
Phone Game 2.0, played thus- 
ly: Turn on phones. On the 
count of three, bang phones 
against foreheads. See what 
numbers came up. High score 
wins. The group plans a tour- 
nament for the next episode of 
the show. 

JUNIORS Jessie Rosen and ' 
Mike Hundgen are the hosts 
of a very different student- 
produced program, Now You 
Know, which premiered in 
January 2003. It's a news 
show in the style of ESPN's . 
SpoitsCenter, humorous and in- 
formative in equal parts, aimed 
at apprising BC students of 
campus trends and events. 
A 15 -minute episode is shot 
every week. 

Some two dozen students 
attend weekly Now You Know 
meetings. These are exhaus- 
tive, detail-oriented affairs that 
address everything from what 
stories to cover to how to 
speed up filming sessions to 
who is available at what times 
to handle writing, editing, or 
production duties. The meet- 
ings are chaired by Rosen, 
Hundgen, and executive pro- 
ducer D.J. Doyle '06, who 
each devote about 10 hours a 
week to the show. 

On a Monday evening in 
October, the Now You Know 
crew is gathered in the televi- 

sion production studio, housed 
in the basement of Campion 
Hall. The room, about the 
size of a double-wide trailer, 
is partitioned by two-way 
mirrors — on one side is the 
studio proper, fitted out with 
a blue backdrop curtain and 
high-wattage lighting, and 
on the other is the editing 
room, jammed with whirring 
audio, video, and computer 

Half a dozen students are 
setting up cameras and props; 
another half-dozen monitor 
the electronics. Other students 
have already filmed reports on 
location around the BC cam- 
puses; the night's task is to 
film the lead-ins for the show 
that will air later in the week. 
Doyle directs operations 
through a two-way radio 

"Cue talent," says Doyle, 
and Hundgen and Rosen, seat- 
ed behind a newsroom-style 
desk that the crew built from 
scratch, begin to introduce the 
show. As usual, there is no 
script; the aim is to keep the 
banter between Hundgen and 
Rosen spontaneous. As they 
speak, Doyle monitors the 
cameras, ordering them to 
switch angles and zoom in or 
out as needed. Mike Murphy 
'06 taps away at a computer, 
dropping pre-made graphic 
elements onto the TV screen 
using a digital video-editing 

Several run-throughs are 
necessary to get everything 
right, and with only an hour of 
studio time scheduled, tempers 
get a little short. But the ten- 
sion adds energy, as well. At 
one point, Hundgen reminds 
viewers that basketball season 
tickets are on sale. "Have you 
bought yours yet, Mike?" 

Rosen asks. Answer: No. 
"Why not?" "Because you and 
I will both be abroad next 
semester, Jessie. Far, far away 
from each other." Doyle 
chuckles. That's a keeper. 

Hundgen dreamed up Now 
You Know in the fall of 2002, 
while taking a shower, he says: 
"We have all these chan- 
nels" — seven in all — "available 
on BC Cable, so I thought, 
'Why not use them?'" He 
raised the idea with Rosen, 
who was already producing a 
Web site for BC students, 
a guide to events in Boston, 
and they agreed to pursue it 

Next September, after 
Rosen and Hundgen return 
from Italy and Ireland, respec- 
tively, Now You Know will ex- 
pand to half-hour segments. 
The staff has also talked about 
producing news briefs for 
viewing on the Jumbotrons 
during athletic events. 

IN HIS seven years as assis- 
tant director of programming 
for BC Cable, Darren Herlihy 
has lent help to numerous stu- 
dent productions — "it is a lot 
of work to do [a show], and I 
give them a lot of credit" — and 
watched all of them eventually 
go off the air. The commit- 
ment to producing a show 
usually wanes, he says, when 
its creators move on — when 
they graduate or simply find a 
new passion. 

Fabbri and Ganjamie will 
likely go abroad next year; 
Rosen and Hundgen will be 
abroad when this article is pub- 
lished. But Now You Know is 
training two new hosts, and the 
Basic Cable crew has recruited a 
couple of freshmen interns. 
The shows may go on. 

Tim Heffernan 

Thomas H. O'Connor 


Boston College historians James 
OToole and David Quigley 
have coedited Boston's Histories 
(2004), a collection of essays 
honoring University Historian 
Thomas H. O'Connor's career- 
long attention to his native city. 
Chapters by historians from 
Brown, Villanova, and George 
Washington universities, as well 
as MIT, BC, and other schools, 
include "Women in Boston's 
Civil War Draft Riot," "The 
Secret World of Radical Pub- 
lishers," and "The Irish Home 
Rule Issue and Boston Politics." 
The book may be ordered 
at a discount from the BC 
Bookstore at 


On Student Activities Day last 
fall, the Undergraduate 
Government of Boston College 
(UGBC) polled students in the 
Dustbowl on what topic they 
would most like to see UGBC 
address. Of roughly 775 respon- 
dents, 29 percent rated the lack 
of a student center as the most 
important issue; 26 percent 
identified the threat of being 
subpoenaed by the recording 
industry for downloading music 
from the Internet. Also cited 
were overcrowding in the din- 
ing halls and the lack of a gay, 
lesbian, bisexual, transgender 
resource center. In the same 
survey, 53 percent said they felt 
they had a voice on campus. 


Back in the USSR 


Travel broadens, it is said, but for Soviet travelers who came 
to the United States between 1958 and 1988, the experience 
brought a broadening of major proportions, changing not 
only the way they saw their host country but also, and more 
importantly, the way they saw their own. 

Approximately 50,000 Soviets were guests of the United 
States during that period, thanks to a growing array of gov- 
ernment-negotiated exchange programs (an even larger 
number of Americans visit- 
ed the Soviet Union). They 
came as students and scien- 
tists, government officials 
and journalists, musicians 
and athletes. There are some 
historians who attribute 
the collapse of communism 
in the Soviet Union to 
America's military spending 
or the threat of a Star Wars 
defense; others point to the 
pope's visits to Catholic 
Poland as a key challenge 
to Soviet rule. Some west- 
ern Sovietologists cite the 
USSR's unwise intervention 
in Afghanistan; and a theory 
has even been put forward 

that rock and roll's seduction of Soviet youth eroded the au- 
thority of the Communist Party's ideologists. There is truth 
in some of these explanations. But Pd offer another: The end 
of the Cold War and the collapse of communism were con- 
sequences of Soviet contacts and exchanges with the West — 
the United States, in particular — over the 35 years that 
followed the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953. These ex- 
changes, moreover, were conducted at a cost that was mi- 
nuscule in comparison with U.S. expenditures for defense 
and intelligence over the same period. 

EXPOSURE TO everyday American life was a part of the 
visits of most Soviets who came to the United States in 
those years. Tours of American cities; visits to homes, 
schools, and farms; university or small-town sojourns; and 
other extracurricular activities were arranged by local chap- 
ters of the National Council for International Visitors, a pri- 
vate organization founded in 1961, which still mobilizes the 

Boris Yeltsin at Randall's Supermarket in Houston, September 16, 1989 

services of volunteers to ensure that foreign visitors see the 
real America. One such volunteer has described a visit in the 
1970s to a typical Wisconsin dairy farm by a delegation of 
high-level Soviet scientists, who were in Racine to attend a 
scientific conference: On a free day, the guests were given a 
tour of a dairy farm operated by a farmer and his two daugh- 
ters. The visitors were astonished by the range of modern 
equipment, the fact that the farm grew its own fodder, the 

extent to which the dairy 
operation had been mecha- 
nized, the cleanliness of the 
animals and their stalls, the 
very high milk production 
as compared with Soviet 
dairy farms, and the profit 
made by the family. For 
Russians, most of whom 
have a heritage in agricul- 
ture, such a visit exposed 
the shortcomings of Soviet 
agriculture and by exten- 
sion the Soviet system. 
"Why do we live as we do?" 
was a question many of 
them ended up asking, ac- 
cording to a veteran State 
Department interpreter who 
has escorted many Russians around the country: 

Their minds were blown by being here. They could not be- 
lieve there could be such abundance and comfort. Many of 
them would even disparage things here. "Excess, who needs 
it," they would say. However, you could see that they did not 
believe what they were saying. When they returned home, 
in their own minds and in the privacy of their own trusted 
little circle of family and friends, they would tell the truth to 
themselves or to others. 

ACCOUNTS OF Soviets' astonishment on visiting their 
first American supermarket are legion, from the first 
Russian students who came to the United States in the late 
1950s and early 1960s, to the future Russian president Boris 
Yeltsin in 1989. The early students often thought they were 
being offered the equivalent of a Potemkin village, that the 
stores they were shown had been set up especially to impress 

20 WINTER 2004 

foreign visitors. When a Russian delegation came to San 
Francisco in the early 1960s and got caught in a traffic jam, 
one of its members said, "I'll bet they collected all these cars 
here to impress us." 

Russians thought they were seeing Potemkin villages — 
the term derives from Prince Gregory Potemkin, said to 
have built model villages to impress Catherine the Great on 
tours of her overextended domain — because that is how 
they prepared to receive important visitors in their own 
country: Clean up everything, put undesirable elements out 
of sight, show the best, and persuade visitors that what they 
were seeing was typical. Such suspicions reached to the 
highest levels of the Soviet government. When Soviet pres- 
ident Nikolai Podgorny visited Austria in 1966 and saw the 
bounty of Viennese markets, he remarked, "Look how well 
they set things up for my visit." 

Boris Yeltsin reacted somewhat differently to a Houston 
supermarket in 1989. He expressed astonishment at the 
abundance and variety of the products he saw, but in his au- 
tobiography Against the Grain he describes the experience as 
"shattering": "When I saw those shelves crammed with 
hundreds, thousands of cans, cartons, and goods of every 
possible sort, for the first time I felt quite frankly sick with 
despair for the Soviet people. That such a potentially super- 
rich country as ours has been brought to a state of such 
poverty! It is terrible to think of it." 

After Yeltsin visited that Houston supermarket, says Lilia 
Shevtsova of the Carnegie Endowment for International 
Peace, "he became a reformer." Bill Keller, a former New 
York Times Moscow correspondent and now the Times's ex- 
ecutive editor, sees Yeltsin's visit to the United States in even 
broader perspective: "The prosperity, the rule of law, the 
freedom and efficiency [Yeltsin] witnessed in America, cat- 
alyzed his notions about the fraud of communism." 

EFFORTS TO give Soviet visitors a slice-of-life view of 
America could sometimes backfire, of course, as happened 
when a Soviet minister of higher education visited 
Princeton University in the early 1970s. The minister was 
impressed by the buildings and the library, but then his 
guide suggested a drop-in visit to a typical dormitory room. 

The room was a mess — old peanut butter sandwiches on 
the floor, unwashed underwear strewn on chairs and desks, 
rancid gym shoes in a corner, and an unkempt student sleep- 
ing off a hangover in his bunk bed. The minister smiled, 
thinking he had seen the "real" Princeton beneath its opu- 
lent surface. But when he later remarked how few female 
students he saw on the campus — women had only recently 
been admitted — one of the Americans countered that in the 
entire history of Soviet- American student exchanges to that 
time, his ministry had nominated not one woman for study 
in the United States. 

Such frictions notwithstanding, Soviets brought home 

from their travels to the West a redefinition of the word 
"normal" — one that covered the gamut from service with a 
smile to functioning telephones to accessible elected repre- 
sentatives. One American tells of a Russian high up in the 
Komsomol Soviet youth organization who was silent for the 
first two days of a trip they made together across the United 
States. Eventually the visitor said, "Now I understand the 
United States: It works!" 

THE LATE Vladimir Petrov, professor of history and in- 
ternational affairs at George Washington University, met 
with many Soviet visitors who passed through Washington, 
D.C. The Odessa-born Petrov, with his fluent Russian, on 
occasion arranged for high-level visitors to deliver paid lec- 
tures. Through such opportunities, he says, one Soviet 
scholar "collected enough to buy a decent apartment in 
Moscow with his U.S. loot — and he was a very doctrinaire 
man, currently advising Zyuganov [the Russian Communist 
Party head] on foreign policy issues." Indeed, many Soviet 
exchange visitors used their per diems to purchase items for 
family and friends or for resale on the black market upon 
their return home. Escort interpreters tell of Soviets who 
arrived in the United States with suitcases full of food on 
which they lived for the first few days in order to save their 
per diem dollars. 

A bluntly honest, as well as irate, reaction to a visit to the 
United States comes from Alia Glebova, a Russian journalist: 

I would describe Americans as a nation of sober and even 
boring professionals. But why do they, without any imagina- 
tion, grow flowers in exactly the same places I would choose, 
while I, the essence of imagination, ideas, and emotions, live 
in a garbage bin. ... I was very persistent in my desire to un- 
derstand American life. Nevertheless, I was not able to find 
an answer to my main question. Why do we [Russians], cit- 
izens of a great country known for its riches and brains, live 
in such deep doodoo [v zadnitse], while they, so simple and 
so far from perfect, inhabit such an America? 

Among people in Russia who counted, namely, the intelli- 
gentsia, exposure to the West or to Soviets who had been 
there created a ripple effect that had an enormous impact on 
the Soviet Union. People who had seen the United States 
had a vision of what a better society could be, the normal so- 
ciety Russians have always hoped for. 

Yale Richmond 

Yale Richmond "43 was for 30 years a U. S. foreign service officer, 
serving in Germany, Laos, Poland, Austria, the Soviet Union, 
and Washington, D. C. His essay is adapted from Cultural 
Exchange and the Cold War: Raising the Iron Curtain 
(2003). The book may be purchased at a discount from the BC 
Bookstore via the BCM Web site: 



Advice from the tech-connected 

Boston College's second annu- 
al TechDay, which took place 
the afternoon of October 29, 
started with a litany of unhap- 
py economic news intoned 
by Dan Nova '83, managing 
general partner of Highland 
Capital Partners, a Massachu- 
setts-based firm that invests in 
technology start-ups. Unem- 
ployment, he said, was up by 
50 percent in the last three 
years, real wages were down, 
the venture capital business "at 
a standstill," initial public offer- 
ings "basically shut down. . . . 
It's a good time," said Nova, 
who moderated the first of the 
day's two panels, "to be in 
school and not in the work- 
force," a point that may or 
may not have given comfort to 
the audience. 

TechDay, according to its 
organizer, associate professor 
of information systems John 
Gallaugher, highlights topics 
from business uses of digital 
technology to ways of assess- 
ing the strength of high tech- 
nology firms; it is sponsored 
by the Carroll School of 
Management MBA Tech- 
nology Club and by the Tech 
Council, a Carroll School 
alumni group. This edition 
drew about 350 people, who 
filled the Fulton 511 auditori- 
um to near capacity. The audi- 
ence included some 40 alumni, 
identifiable, it seemed, by their 
dark business dress and their 
muted, businesslike demeanor. 
Also in the audience were nu- 
merous MBA students, a less 
reserved contingent that 

tapped away on laptop key- 
boards and was overwhelming- 
ly dressed for school rather 
than the office. Interestingly 
enough, this contrast in styles 
also characterized the day's 
two panels. 

DAN NOVA'S grim, stage-set- 
ting litany didn't seem to both- 
er his panelists, who were 
chosen precisely because their 
companies had flourished 
in a bad economy. Philip W. 
Schiller '82, marketing chief at 
Apple Computers, cheerfully 
declared that he doesn't con- 
cern himself too much with 
nitpicking matters like his 
stock's price-to-earnings ratio. 
"What I care about," he said, 
"is how much fun I have when 
I get up in the morning, and 
whether my products make 
people happy." Recently, 
Schiller, a sandy-haired man in 
faded jeans, has been having 
fun unveiling, among other 
products, Apple's iPod digital 
music player, of which he de- 
clared sanguinely, "It's become 
a brand, as Kleenex is to tis- 
sues." Apple's strategy for dark 
times, Schiller said, is to "rein- 
vent the personal computer 
around the digital lifestyle, 
what we call 'the iLife.'" 

Also preaching fun, along 
with "excitement," as a key to 
profitability was panelist Carl 
Rosendorf, CEO of Smart 
Bargains, which sells consumer 
goods like bedsheets and lug- 
gage on-line. Describing his 
marketing strategy, he said, 
"Urgency is the key." The 

Smart Bargains Web site posts 
a countdown of the remaining 
units of each item being sold 
because, in Rosendorf's words, 
"As you get closer to zero, 
people are that much more 
likely to buy." 

The Starbucks Coffee chain 
was represented by Kathleen 
Richardson, director of mar- 
keting for the northeast zone, 
who talked up the company's 
new Duetto Card, which com- 
bines a prepay feature with a 
Visa card that gives free coffee 
dividends. Quoted Richardson, 
"You may never have to pay 
for a latte again." 

It was around this point in 
the proceedings that Nova 
tried to steer the panel back to 
the question: How do you 
make money in a terrible 

"In the end," Apple's 
Schiller answered, "if you 
build a good business, the val- 
uation will come. ... If Sony's 
laying off 20,000, we see it as 
an opportunity to pick up 
products that they dropped 
and hire some good people." 
Rosendorf, of Smart Bargains, 
also talked up the business 
opportunities in a bad econo- 
my, saying, "That's when re- 
tailers cancel orders from 
suppliers and we can get some 
of our best bargains." 

Asked for any advice they 
had to offer future MBAs, the 
panel was silent for several 
beats. Then Schiller advised 
prospective business executives 
to look for a "product you're 
crazy about" and seek employ- 

ment at the company that 
makes it. 

COMPARED to Nova's pan- 
elists, none of whom had a 
business suit on, let alone a 
necktie, the members of the 
afternoon's second panel — five 
chief information officers, or 
CIOs, from large, established 
companies — were grayer and 
more traditionally dressed; and 
it was hard to imagine being 
crazy about several of their 
products, things like life insur- 
ance and commercial air con- 
ditioners, however crucial. 

In a nuts and bolts discus- 
sion, Peter Burrows of Reebok 
International predicted that 
open-source operating systems 
"are going to do what the 
Justice Department didn't do: 
drive people away from Micro- 
soft as [Microsoft] continues 
raising prices." On outsourc- 
ing of information technology 
(IT) jobs to places like China 
and India, a recent sore point 
for out-of-work IT profession- 
als, Bill Oates 78 of the Star- 
wood Hotels chain laid out the 
market realities, saying out- 
sourcing "is huge for all 
companies now. If your com- 
petitors are doing it, they may 
be able to get more bang for 
their technology than you." 

As for advice to future 
MBAs? Terry Conner of Lib- 
erty Mutual recommended 
cultivating the skill of "dealing 
with change — because that's 
the only constant we have in 

David Reich 

22 WINTER 2004 



BC's Kevin Mahoney develops new choices for the elderly and disabled 

Boston College's Graduate 
School of Social Work has 
been awarded a $7 million 
grant from the Robert Wood 
Johnson Foundation to expand 
the Cash and Counseling pro- 
gram piloted by associate pro- 
fessor Kevin Mahoney. The 
program gives disabled and el- 
derly Americans who qualify 
for Medicaid more of the dis- 
cretion that other health care 
consumers have when they 
hire aides or purchase items to 
make their lives easier. 

Under traditional Medicaid, 
individuals who need help with 
daily activities such as bathing 
or housework must rely on 
state-contracted home care. In 
Cash and Counseling, partici- 
pants are given funds based on 
what Medicaid would expect to 
pay out on their behalf. They 
can engage the services of rela- 
tives or friends; they can buy 
their own equipment; they can 
even let the money accumulate 
in a special account in order to 
save for a large purchase or to 
create an emergency fund. 
Mahoney cites the example of 
one recipient, a woman with 
multiple sclerosis: Under tradi- 
tional Medicaid, he says, "the 
home care worker could come 
and help her do her laundry, 
but she couldn't help her do 
her children's laundry, because 
the Medicaid benefit was just 
for the mother." Through 
Cash and Counseling, the 
woman could use funds in ways 
traditional Medicaid does 
not allow — buying a washing 
machine, for example. A con- 

Associate professor Kevin Mahoney, of Cash and Counseling 

sultant would work with her 
closely to develop an individu- 
alized budget, handle paper- 
work, even recruit, train, and 
pay the caregivers of her 
choosing. Mahoney says one 
man whose adult son had spina 
bifida was able to retire early 
and provide full-time care for 
his son himself with the wage 
obtained through the program, 
rather than see him enter a 
nursing home. 

The Cash and Counseling 
model has been tested in three 
states since 1995 — Arkansas, 
Florida, and New Jersey. The 
longest-running program, 
Arkansas's Independent- 
Choices, was evaluated last 
year by a public policy research 
firm, and the results were pub- 

lished in the journal Health 
Affairs. Among the findings: 
Only 6 percent of non-elderly 
consumers enrolled in 
IndependentChoices were dis- 
satisfied with their care, com- 
pared to one-third of those 
receiving traditional Medicaid. 
Roughly 75 percent of partici- 
pants surveyed hired friends or 
relatives, for everything from 
constant personal care to odd 
jobs. And within two years of 
the program's launch, spending 
on nursing homes and hospi- 
tals declined in comparison 
with results from a control 
group. IndependentChoices 
"fits the rhythm of my life," 
one participant said. 

With the GSSW's new 
grant, supported also by the 

U.S. Department of Health 
and Human Services, 10 more 
states will receive $250,000 
each over three years to imple- 
ment Cash and Counseling, 
with an additional $100,000 
going to up to three of those 
states to extend the approach to 
other facets of public assistance. 
Cash and Counseling is not 
for everyone, says Mahoney. 
Consumers unable or unwilling 
to make decisions about their 
care, and who choose not to 
name a representative to do so 
on their behalf, may still rely 
on the state to arrange services. 
The program won't replace the 
current system, says Mahoney, 
but it can be a valuable addition 
to the Medicaid menu. 

Nicole Estvanik 



A cup of chai, a choice of breads, and thou 

This past September, Patricia 
Bando, director of Boston 
College Dining Services 
(BCDS), scanned a recent issue 
of the Heights, BC's indepen- 
dent student newspaper, and 
got a surprise. "Sometimes I 
open the Heights and I cringe," 
says Bando, explaining re- 
signedly that campus eateries 
can occasionally become scape- 
goats for students' frustrations 
with other aspects of life. But 
two weeks into the school year, 
Bando found an editorial prais- 
ing BCDS for coming up with 
"a revamped look, more conve- 
nient layouts, and . . . new 
dishes." The paper's highest 
approbation was for the 
Hillside Cafe, the year-old din- 
ing hall that the Heights called 
"one of the most popular 
hang-out areas" on campus. 

The Hillside Cafe is locat- 
ed in the new Lower Campus 
Administration Building, 
where it shares the first floor 
with a branch of the BC 
Bookstore. The cafe was ini- 
tially intended to complement 
St. Ignatius Gate, a residence 
hall still under construction 
that will house more than 300 
students. Since the nearby 
Lower Campus Dining Hall 
(called "Lower" by most stu- 
dents) was already doing a 
high-volume business, the plan 
was to lure diners to Hillside 
over the course of two years. 
But the migration didn't go as 
expected. BCDS projected that 
the new facility would handle 
about 1,000 transactions a day 
after its opening on Parents' 

Midday at the 'Side 

Weekend in fall 2002; instead, 
Hillside was tallying 3,500 
daily transactions during its 
weekday hours of 8 A.M. to 
8 P.M. within the first two 
months. It became so popular, 
says Bando, that BCDS had 
to revise the menus in other 

Hillside's appointments are 
distinctive: On the perimeter, 
there are commodious high- 
back easy chairs, two-seater 
cushioned sofas, and faux mar- 
ble coffee tables; tall round ta- 
bles with bar stools — the good 
kind, with backs — fill One sec- 
tion, and cafe-style tables and 
chairs fill another; cappuccinos 

and lattes are served at a cres- 
cent-shaped coffee counter. 

The cafe's success owes 
much to its menu, especially 
its warm panini sandwiches 
and toothsome smoothies. "It 
has really good food," says 
Ashley Hawkins '06, as she 
picks at two breadless scoops 
of tuna piled on cheese slices. 
The petite blonde with a 
sparkly metallic nose piercing 
elaborates: "I don't like the 
bread down here, it's like cran- 
berry, white, and wheat. But I 
love the tuna." 

Around 12:15 P.M. on a 
Thursday in early autumn, 
the cafe's 150 seats were full. 

Young men with fluffy hair 
and khaki shorts shared tables 
with young women in denim 
skirts and plastic flip-flops. 
Latecomers eyed the packed 
premises, then snapped plastic 
covers over their plates and 
sauntered out. In a corner, on 
a sofa flanked by tall windows, 
a couple snuggled — she hold- 
ing open a copy of the conser- 
vative, student-published 
Observer (headline: "Educating 
for Damnation"), he flipping 
through an issue of the Heights 
bearing the headline "The 
Fabled Freshman 15." To their 
left, a husky male student in a 
backwards black baseball hat 

24 WINTER 2004 



tossed a potato chip at the 
open mouth of the blonde fe- 
male beside him. It missed, 
bounced off her cheek, and fell 
to the floor. 

Amid the ubiquitous com- 
muning ("I love my new 
apartment — I wish I could tele- 
commute to school"; "You 
must've had fun last night be- 
cause you sure look like it"; "I 
was ready to leave for Fidelity, 
but then I noticed a peanut 
butter stain on my shirt"; 
"He's cute — very Marine-ish"; 
"It's weird to be doing work 
when it's so nice outside"), 
there was talk about Hillside: 
"This tuna is soooo good," said 
a young woman to seven com- 
panions squished around a 
table designed for four. 

Shen Chen '06, a cheerful 
young woman with a round 
face and sunglasses on her 
head, eats lunch at Hillside 
once a week. She limits herself 
deliberately — she loves it here 
and doesn't want to grow 
bored. She's just finishing a 
New England Classic — 
smoked turkey with Vermont 
cheddar cheese, thin slices 
of green apples, and honey 
mustard sauce on two toasted 
pieces of cranberry bread. 
Served with a pickle and thick, 
ridged potato chips, the sand- 
wich is the cafe's most popular 
menu item. 

Chen says Hillside is the 
rare campus eatery where un- 
dergraduates feel comfortable 
eating alone. The cafe is locat- 
ed a hard throw from the 
RecPlex, and she comes here 
after working out — as do many 
other students, judging from 
their attire. "I don't like going 
to Lower by myself. If I did, 
I would hide in the back — it's 
just kinda weird," Chen says. 

Kevin Haynes '05, a trans- 

fer student from Suffolk Uni- 
versity, has been seated on a 
couch alone for the last 60 
minutes, engrossed in a packet 
of photocopied papers. Asked 
to comment, he says Hillside 
"is really like a Starbucks." 

Across the room, assistant 
manager Chris Bove pours 2- 

percent milk into a plastic cup 
of chai and ice. Call Hillside a 
restaurant, he says — don't use 
the word cafeteria. "Dining is 
all about perception." 

Camille Dodero 

Camille Dodero '98 is a writer 
based in the Boston area. 


by Brendan Galvin 

Not the junebugs strumming as though 
such bald music is their ticket to the light, 
but these things essentially silent, 
that seem assembled impromptu 
for this evening. Crawling screens 
for a flaw that will admit them, they look 
temporary, put together out of whatever 
detritus lies around — bits of cornshock, 
seedcoat, twig. Still others seem objets 
from the hoard a plow turned up, 
inlaid with enameling, or else 
illuminated, escapees from a gospel's 
margins. Winged crustacean souls, 
hatched from clotted air 
and glaucous webs down in the cauldron 
of the marsh, travelers of the synapses 
between leaps of being, they want 
in, they want to loopily unwind around 
this room, as if their mission is to make us 
glad for everything we are and are not. 

The most recent collection of poems by Brendan 
Galvin '60, Place Keepers, was published in 
November by Louisiana State University Press. 
The book may be purchased at a discount from 
the BC Bookstore via: 


Thomas Kempa '04 has re- 
ceived a Marshall Scholarship 
to study photovoltaic cells at 
Cambridge University next year. 
Kempa was named a Beckman 
Scholar in 2002-03. 


The Fulton Debating Society, 
under the direction of John 
Katsulas, has won the varsity di- 
vision of the annual West Point 
invitational debate tournament 
for the second consecutive year. 
Juniors Kevin Shatzkin and Ben 
Bireley defeated top-seeded 
New York University in the final 
round. BCwill retain posses- 
sion of the first place trophy, a 
West Point sabre. 


• William E. Chadwick, director 
of internal audit at Boston 
College since 1986, on 
November 8, at age 56. 

• Rhoda Kramer Channing, 
MBA '84, chief CSOM librarian 
and subsequent assistant 
University librarian at O'Neill 
Library from 1979 to 1989, on 
July 25, at age 61. 

• Albert M. "Mickey" Folkard, 
English professor and then di- 
rector of the Honors Program 
from 1946 to 1995, on 
December 14, at age 89. 

• Yvette E. Forget, secretary in 
the political science depart- 
ment from 1964 to 1984, on 
January 18, at age 85. 

• Arthur Harris, student at BC 
Law since 2001, on November 
23, at age 27. 

• John "Harry" Marr, assistant 
football coach in the 1940s, on 
November 8, at age 87. 

• John J. McAleer '45, professor 
in the English department and 
Woods College of Advancing 
Studies since 1955, on 
November 19, at age 80. 


Crossing over 


December 1950: Residents of Pyongyang abandon the city and head south across the icy Taedong River 

For several years, Professor Ramsay Liem of Boston College's psy- 
chology department has been collecting reminiscences of Korean 
immigrants who lived through the Korean War in their birth 
country. Witnesses to a "war that isn H over, " they make up a 
population that has largely been overlooked by historians, he says. 
Liem first met Helen Kyungsook Daniels three years ago. Today 
she lives comfortably in a California city, having married a U. S. 

serviceman in 1960. But when war broke out in 1950, she was 
a teenager living in Pyongyang, North Korea. Her family split 
up, with Helen and some relatives fleeing southward at the 
threat of U.S. bombing. In America, Daniels kept private, even 
from relatives, her personal experiences of the war that inflicted 
three million civilian casualties, until she sat before Professor 
Liem and his tape recorder. Her story follows. 

26 WINTER 2004 


I JUST finished junior high when the war broke out. People 
were saying Americans came to our town [Pyongyang, 
North Korea], and three days later, they were pulling back. 
They said they're going to have war in the city. My broth- 
er-in-law said we gotta move out. I said, no, I'm not going. 
Both my brothers went to the army, the North Korean 
army. And my mother went about 300 miles north, where 
my sister-in-law had gone to have a baby. My sister-in-law 
came back with her newborn but left her three-year-old 
daughter with relatives, so my mother went to bring back 
her granddaughter. 

My older sister and her husband and three children and I 
left Pyongyang on December 5, 1950. We thought we were 
going for just a few days, to escape the bombing. My sister's 
mother-in-law came too. I was 16 years old. They put one 
child on my back. My sister had one brand-new baby and 
my brother-in-law carried a four-year-old kid. Our town 
was a ghost town. When we crossed the Taedong River, 
there was a canoe. But there were too many people; it was 
so full that water started coming in. So they started pushing 
us, breaking the ice. There were fires all over. It was just 
war, people screaming, hollering. 

We crossed over, but my brother-in-law couldn't go be- 
cause they put only women and children in the boats. We 
got to the other side and waited all afternoon, but he didn't 
show up. So I told my sister, I'm going back. She said, 
how're you gonna go? There was a bunch of empty canoes, 
but I didn't know how to steer a canoe. We both had kids on 
our backs. A gentleman was there getting ready to go back 
for his family, and he helped us cross. 

When we got back to my home, my youngest sister was 
with my sister-in-law and she wanted to come with us. But my 
sister-in-law is dragging her by the arm saying she'd be scared 
to be left all by herself and my brother-in-law is dragging me 
to go. He needed me to carry one of the children on my back. 
So my sister and I are crying, you know; we don't want to sep- 
arate, but my sister-in-law is saying we'd be back in a few 
days, so leave her. So that's what happened. Later I found out 
my sister was killed with my mother and sister-in-law and her 
kids from the bombing. I never forgot what my brother-in- 
law did dragging me away from my younger sister, even 
though I never brought it up to him for almost 40 years. 

THE NEXT morning, my brother-in-law and another 
young man gathered wood and made a raft, and we all 
crowded onto it. I was never so scared in my life. We got wet 
all over. It was a cloudy day and freezing, but as we were 
walking, our clothes dried from body heat. I don't know 
how far we went. At evening we slept over at some town, but 
the town was a ghost town. Houses were empty. People 
would crowd into one room so there was hardly a place to 
sit and by midnight everyone was laying on each other, you 
know. That's how we went, every day. Walking early, 6:00 in 

the morning, and when it got dark, then we all started to go 
over to a village. If it was far away, you got better food. If it 
was close by the main road, there was very little food left. 

My sister's baby cried a lot, because it was a newborn. 
Her mother-in-law kept saying we're going to have to throw 
her away, because she's making too much noise. She was 
afraid that communists or someone would hear her and find 
us. And my sister's crying, because she doesn't want to throw 
her away. But just before we got to Kaesong [near the 3 8th 
parallel], her mother-in-law had a friend nearby, so she said 
she was gonna stay there. So I felt better. Then, there was 
just six of us. We walked like that for 28 days. 

There were thousands of people like us. Thousands! I 
had [my sister's] son on my back and he was urinating on my 
back, and I got hot. I'm crying, I was so mad. I had a cane. 
I tried to hit him. I told him, don't pee on my back. People 
behind me saw a waterfall from his peeing. I hit him. Then, 
they got mad at me, because I'm actually hitting them; that's 
how close the people were walking. It was jam-packed. You 
couldn't even stop because they'd get mad at you. They just 
rushed to get out of there, you know. 

So, we all came to the Imjin River and my brother-in-law 
said, we have to cross. He said it was not that deep, and he 
took my sister and the baby across. But when he came back 
for me, he was so cold he couldn't cross over again. He was 
freezing, shaking, saying, I can't go. We hollered to [my sis- 
ter] and told her to stay there. We're gonna stay overnight 
and tomorrow morning, we're gonna come over, right? She 
says okay. 

The next morning we came back to the river. There's 
American soldiers, [South] Korean soldiers, and Korean 
women police — they're all there. They all had guns on us, 
saying, you can't come. So we said, why? And they said, be- 
cause of the North Korea soldiers, you can't trust who's a 
soldier, who's not. Everybody's standing, screaming, holler- 
ing. Then they started calling names, is the so-and-so fami- 
ly there? A couple of us said, yeah, yeah, we are. Then 
everybody says, hey, we're going, too. Either we die here or 
die crossing. 

[THE RIVER] was all ice, and it broke because there were 
too many people. My brother-in-law pushed me saying, 
crawl over, you can crawl over. As soon as I touched the ice 
it started rolling over. I had a kid on my back. I finally made 
it but my brother-in-law sank in with his son. I wanted to 
jump over and help them, but people behind me were 
pulling me back saying, you're too heavy. You got kids in 
there. You're gonna break it and then we can't even cross. I 
didn't listen. I just jumped over and fell down. My nephew 
had one of those hats that ties at the neck. I could only grab 
that, and while I'm pulling him up, he's screaming, crying. 
I'm choking him, you know. One of the GIs came over and 

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A report on gifts to Boston College 

New Balance Foundation Gives $1 Million Grant to Lynch School 
for Program to Address Childhood Obesity and Diabetes 

The New Balance Foundation 
has awarded a $1 million grant 
to the Carolyn A. and Peter S. 
Lynch School of Education to 
support CONNECTfive, a 
groundbreaking school- 
community-university partner- 
ship among Boston College, 
Boston Public Schools, the 
YMCA of Greater Boston, and 
other community partners. The 
grant, in particular, will launch 
a new health education curricu- 
lum that will target the growing 
threats of childhood obesity 
and juvenile diabetes. The new 
health education curriculum 
will be implemented in the 10 
schools of Allston-Brighton and 
Mission Hill that participate in 

the partnership. The grant will 
be paid over three years. 

"We see this as an opportu- 
nity to support health and 
physical education in Boston 
with a particular interest in 
positively affecting the issue of 
childhood obesity," said Anne 
Davis, executive vice president, 
New Balance Athletic Shoe, 
Inc., and founding trustee of 
the New Balance Foundation. 
"The CONNECTfive process is 
well established and involves 
all key groups in the child's life, 
including the parents. This is a 
critical element for the success 
of the program." 

The partnership will focus 
on education and prevention, 

with special emphasis on nutri- 
tion, physical activity, and fit- 
ness — areas recognized as 
critical to reversing the current 
trend toward obesity and dia- 
betes among children. 

"The partnership with New 
Balance creates exciting mo- 
mentum for CONNECTfive in 
many ways," said Joseph 
O'Keefe, SJ, interim dean of 
BC's Lynch School of Edu- 
cation. "From the beginning, 
New Balance understood the 
necessity of a strong infrastruc- 
ture as the key to delivering co- 
ordinated, comprehensive 
support services to school- 
children and their families." 

With the funding from the 

New Balance Foundation, 
CONNECTfive, which was 
launched in 2001, will adopt a 
nationally recognized, evi- 
dence-based health education 
curriculum that will be taught 
by trained, certified health 

The New Balance 
Foundation is a charitable 
foundation established and 
funded by New Balance 
Athletic Shoe, Inc. The founda- 
tion supports programs that 
emphasize local outreach ef- 
forts, the involvement of the 
community, and children's ini- 
tiatives that benefit the com- 
munities in which their 
employees live and work. 


In sports, as in life, success 
takes teamwork and is seldom 
a solo effort. That's something 
James J. Derba '51 and his wife 
of 54 years, Joan Leyden Derba, 
know and appreciate. To honor 
both his wife's support during 
his undergraduate years at 
Boston College and the 
University's support of its 
scholar-athletes, Jim Derba re- 
cently made a $500,000 gift for 
the new Yawkey Athletics 
Center. A longtime supporter of 
Boston College athletics and 
admirer of former athletic di- 
rector William Flynn, Derba 
first arrived on campus in 
January 1947 as a 19-year-old 
veteran following a two-year 
stint in the U.S. Navy. Flynn 
then was a freshman football 

Joan Leyden Derba and James J. Derba '51 

coach and Derba one of his 
players. He remembers that the 
University's athletic facilities 
were minimal, especially for in- 
tramural sports, but its loyalty 
to the players was unwavering. 
"There was a football player 

who had a four-year scholar- 
ship but injured his leg before 
he even played a game. They 
kept him on scholarship 
nonetheless for the whole 
time." That kind of commit- 
ment was also reflected by his 

wife, whom he married in his 
sophomore year. Noting that 
many of his fellow classmates 
were veterans and also mar- 
ried, Derba said if it weren't for 
the sacrifices of his wife and 
the other wives who worked, 
many wouldn't have graduated. 
"We got a small subsistence 
from the Gl Bill, but the money 
Joan earned allowed me to stay 
at BC full-time, be active in 
clubs, and enjoy the full under- 
graduate experience. She had 
enrolled at Boston University, 
but gave it up to work." He 
earned a degree in economics, 
cum laude. Derba hopes his 
gift will not only facilitate the 
development of state-of-the-art 
athletics facilities, but also help 
to attract the best scholar-ath- 
letes who live out the Ignatian 
value of being "men and 
women for others." 

28 WINTER 2004 

Dear Boston College/Newton College Alumnus/a: 

It has been an exhilarating winter at the Heights. The Boston College Alumni Association introduced some 
exciting new traditions and programs locally and nationally to meet the ever changing needs of our alumni. The 
announcement of the move to the ACC presents a tremendous opportunity for the BCAA to engage our alumni 
nationally. The Diamond Walnut Bowl, held on New Year's Eve in San Francisco, brought alumni from all over 
the country together to celebrate the Eagles' victory over Colorado State. The University celebrated a new 
Alumni Memorial Mass on the Feast of All Souls. The BCAA sponsored an alumni evening at the McMullen 
Museum for a viewing of the Reflections in Black exhibit. Several hundred alumni joined us for each of these 
special cultural events and we welcomed close to six hundred visitors to Winter Wonderland in December. 
Newton Campus was transformed into Santa's village and alumni families enjoyed sleigh rides and family-friendly 
activities, which concluded with a University Chorale Christmas concert. University President, William P. Leahy, 
SJ, participated in Church in the 2ist Century alumni dialogues in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Naples and Chicago. 

As I mentioned in the fall issue of BCM, the Alumni Association will focus on four strategic objectives over the 
next three years: the national chapter program, a new graphic identity system, connecting students to alumni, 
and reunion. We are in the process of launching a new chapter program to connect alumni nationally and inter- 
nationally. Jack Moynihan, Senior Associate Director, and his team continue to meet with alumni across the 
country to introduce the national program this year. We have also launched a new brand and graphic identity 
system for the Boston College Alumni Association in order to provide a consistent look and message to alum- 
ni. We are working in partnership with University Relations to explore the student-alumni connection and will introduce new programs and strate- 
gies to connect students to alumni, the Alumni Association and the Boston College Fund. Finally, Boston College will introduce a new and 
enhanced all-alumni reunion weekend (June 3-6) which will provide alumni an opportunity to experience an enriched reunion program and cele- 
bration of loyalty at the Heights. Keep checking the reunion Web site ( for more information as it becomes available. 

The BCAA National Board of Directors plays a critical role in helping the BCAA achieve its objectives. Under the leadership of Board President John 
J. Griffin, Jr. '65, officers and directors of the board serve as ambassadors of the University and the Alumni Association, cultivate relationships with 
alumni, and provide leadership opportunities for alumni in order to support and help further the mission of Boston College. A national election is 
held each spring in order to elect officers and directors to open positions. The 2004-2005 election is underway. Kudos to nominating chair Brian 
Kickham '79 and nominating chair-elect Tom Flannery '8i and their committee for a job well done in assembling a talented and diverse ballot for 
your consideration. Please take the time to review the candidate information on the last pages of this Class Notes section and cast your vote today! 

The BCAA Web site ( and the Alumni Online Community ( are excellent sources 
of information about BCAA programs and events. We hope that you will participate in the many traditions — old and new — being offered this 
spring. Please check the Web site regularly to get updated information on the Boston College Fund, upcoming Church2i national dialogues, 
the Matta exhibit at the McMullen Museum, Laetare Sunday, the Second Helping Gala, the Alumni Evening at the Arts Festival and Reunion 2004 
(June 3-6). 

During this Lenten season, we rejoice in the many blessings and traditions that Boston College affords us as alumni. We welcome your participa- 
tion in the local and national activities of the BCAA. 

Ever to excel, 

Grace Cotter Regan '82 
Executive Director 



Reunion 2004 . June 3-6* 

Join your Boston College and Newton College classmates in returning to campus this spring 
for a weekend of celebration. Watch for your reunion brochure in the mail, and visit for all the latest information. 

* Activities on June 3 are for 1954 Golden Eagles only. 

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One of Boston College's greatest sons, 
Frederick LaBrecque, class of 1931, died 
recently at the age of 94. Many BC grads 
strive to be "men and women for others." 
Dr. LaBrecque lived our motto. This good 
and gende man was a giver of life. A pioneer 
in the field of obstetrics, he delivered more 
than 12,000 babies! His good works live on 
in them. In 1979, BC honored Dr. 
LaBrecque with the McKenney Award. His 
family continues to honor him through the 
Alice D. and Frederick C. LaBrecque 
Endowed Lectureship in Medical Ethics at 
BC. At the close of his wake, his nine 
children, including four sons who graduated 
from BC (Doug, Rob, Mark and Jim), 27 
grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 
scores of friends gathered for a prayer and a 
rousing rendition of "For Boston." 

William M. Hogan, Jr. 

' .Brookhaven, A-305 

Lexington, MA 02421 


Lenahan O'Connell 

O'Connell & O'Connell 

31 Milk St., Suite 515 

Boston, MA 02109 



Edward T. Sullivan 

2082 Oyster Harbor 

Osterville, MA 02655 


The Griffin motorbikes have been put away 
for the winter but will be available again in 
the spring. Six couples used them, and we 
got rave reviews of the delight of weaving in 
and out of heavy traffic, especially on 
the Cape. No accidents, probably due to Rita 
and John Griffin's intercession. • Milt 
Borenstein has suffered a grievous loss in 
the death of his wife, Anne. He has enjoyed 
a brilliant career as a lawyer, businessman 
and distinguished alumnus of Boston 
College, and, as we said in a previous report, 
"she was with him every step of the way." 
Our deepest sympathy goes to Milt. • Dick 
Vaughan, one of our most popular 
classmates, is seriously ill and needs our 
prayers. • We lost another member, Ray 
O'Neill, on August 27. His daughter, Kathy, 
who took care of him for years, sent us a 
recent and handsome picture of him that 

was given to his friends, and the short 
eulogy on the back of it is worth repeating: 
"Ray was an affectionate and caring 
husband, father and grandfather who had a 
marvelous wit and a knack for storytelling. 
He was an avid reader and was in a book 
club with his neighbors long before it was 
'the thing to do.' He traveled extensively in 
the US and Europe. Known for his garden- 
ing, he fed half the neighborhood with his 
vegetables. He was a communicant at St. 
John's the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton 
for fifty-seven years. From beginning to end, 
family was his focus, and we all benefited 
from his love and devotion." • Dan Holland 
lost his very special friend Jack Murphy on 
October 4 and has written an excellent 
obituary, part of which will have to be saved 
for the next report. Dan writes, "John J. 
Murphy died peacefully on October 4 in 
Sacramento of kidney failure, surrounded 
by family members and his wife, Jean 
Runyon. (Jack lost his first wife, Bettejo in 
1993.) He is survived by four children, two 
stepchildren, fifteen grandchildren and five 
great-grandchildren. Jack was born to Kitty 
and David Murphy on March 29, 1914, 
and he grew up as a part of a lively 
community of young people. He entered BC 
High in 1931 and quickly distinguished 
himself in public speaking and debating. 
His days at BCH were precious to him. The 
program of the Eucharistic Celebration at St. 
Anthony's Church in Sacramento ended 
with a quote about him from his high school 
yearbook: "I shall be like that tree. I shall die 
at the top." He entered Boston College with 
the class of 1935, where his oratorical and 
debating talents continued to distinguish 
him as a class leader. He was popular with 
his classmates and in social circles around 
town. After graduation, he worked with 
success in insurance until the war broke out 
and he joined the army. His assignment 
took him to California, where he met Bettejo 
Kitt. Romance led to marriage before Jack's 
unit was ordered overseas, where, inciden- 
tally, they fought with distinction, being 
support for the first troops onto Omaha 
Beach. When he completed his tour of 
duty, he hurried home to Bettejo and 
Sacramento." (To be continued.) 

Joseph P. Keating 

24 High St. 

Natick, MA 01760 


As mentioned in my letter last June it 
appeared to be time to close out the class 
account. Not having heard anything to the 
contrary, the account was closed in October. 
The final balance was $13.45 which I mailed 
to the BC Development Office requesting it 
be applied to the Bishop Laurence Riley 
Scholarship Fund. Around November 22, 
the anniversary of the assassination of 
President Kennedy, there were a number of 
TV documentary programs covering his life 
and political career. In one of the programs, 
the American Experience on PBS, footage of 
two classmates appeared — the late Tip 
O'Neill and Mark Dalton. Comments and 
remarks each had made many years ago 
were worked into the documentary. Tip, of 

course, had worked closely with the 
President for many years, and Mark had 
been Kennedy's campaign manager in 
Massachusetts when he ran for- political 
office in the state and in the presidential 
campaign. Mark had been very active 
organizing Kennedy's runs for office. The 
"Big Dig" in Boston is almost finished (pay- 
ing for it is not!), and the Mass Legislature is 
considering naming the main tunnel the 
"Tip O'Neill Tunnel" for all he did to get the 
government approval and financing for the 
job. Governor Romney however wants to 
name it the "Liberty Tunnel." Mildred 
"Millie" O'Neill, widow of our late class- 
mate, died in October. Please remember her 
and her family in your prayers. Steve Hart 
and yours truly had our annual late morning 
breakfast at the Newton Marriott in 
November. After the second cup of hot 
coffee Steve was headed back to Florida for 
the winter. By the time you read this 
Christmas and New Year's will have come 
and gone. I hope you and your family had a 
great Christmas and happy start to 2004. 

' Thomas E. Caquin 

206 Corey St. 

West Roxbury, MA 02132 


John P. Donovan 

12 Wessonville Way 

Westborough, MA 01581 



Hello again! Unfortunately, the news right 
now is not at all good. We have lost some 
more classmates. Last June, shortly after the 
deadline for fall notes had passed, we 
learned of the death of our active and per- 
sonable class president, John Lynch of 
Haverhill. Through the good offices of Paul 
Keane, a featured article in the Haverhill 
Gazette provided us with more details about 
his very full and rewarding life. John had 
been not only a Pacific Theater veteran of 
WWII, but also the city of Haverhill's "most 
passionate tennis fan." John not only played 
the game at BC, but in his alumni days won 
numerous tennis awards and for many years 
coached the Haverhill High School tennis 
team. He will be sorely missed not only by 
his wife, Elaine, his ten children and thir- 
teen grandchildren, but also by his class- 
mates and all his tennis players. • This sad 
news was followed by the word that John 
Murphy of Norwood had also gone to his 
heavenly reward. For some thirty years, John 
had been the owner of the Motor Bay Inn in 
Bourne and with his wife, Irene, had for ten 
years operated the Merrymount Manor 
Nursing Home in Quincy. John is survived 
by his wife, two children, and many nieces 
and nephews. • But the sad news goes on. 
Only recently another Norwood native 
passed on. An e-mail from his daughter, 

Julie Lydon Buckley, and a photo-accompa- 
nied obituary in the Boston Globe informed 
us of the death of Roy Lydon. Roy served as 
a doctor on a US Navy destroyer during 
WWII and subsequently was a longtime 
physician and member of the board of 
health in his hometown of Norwood and a 
much-admired community activist. We will 
miss him, as will his wife, Anne, his ten 
children and eighteen grandchildren. Our 
sympathy and prayers are extended to the 
families of all these classmates. • But there 
is some good news! Frank Brennan's 
youthful countenance shared a large photo 
with his son, John J. "Jack' Brennan, in a 
Boston Herald story describing the reforms 
needed in mutual funds. Jack is the CEO of 
the Vanguard Group, Inc., while Frank 
continues on as the chairman of the 
Massachusetts Business Development Corp. 
• In addition, Pat McCarthy Christ, a 
daughter of our late classmate William D. 
McCarthy, empathized with the paucity of 
my mail by sending me a lovely Christmas 
card and some wonderful photos of the 
Christ family and their activities. Thanks, 
Pat. She also reminded me of the fact that in 
2004 the class of '39 will be celebrating its 
sixty-fifth anniversary. We will be joined in 
this celebration by a flock of other anniver- 
sary-year classes. The dates for this celebra- 
tion are June 4-6, 2004. More news on this 
down the road. Peace! 

Sherman Rogan 

34 Oak St. 

Reading, MA 01867 

Your correspondent had a delightful visit 
with Father Frank Diskin at St. Paul the 
Apostle Church at Columbus Square in 
Manhattan. Frank is a Paulist father. His 
church, adjacent to Fordham University's 
in-town annex, is in the middle of New 
York's media and entertainment complex 
(Metropolitan Opera, City Center, etc.). The 
decor of the church is exquisite, and the 
liturgy of the Mass reflects the Paulist dream 
for America. • Elinor M. O'Brien, director of 
the Sonntag Institute for Cancer Research at 
BC, has started a scholarship fund in honor 
of William D. Sullivan, SJ. Scholarships will 
be offered to junior biology students who 
have above a 3.5 cumulative average and are 
in financial need. The fund has reached over 

Ernest J. Handy 

180 Main St., Apt. Cn8 

Walpole, MA 02081 


As I write this column in late November, my 
thoughts usually involve winter activities in 
Naples, FL. It appears that those days are 
just wonderful memories, memories of time 
spent socializing with classmates, time on 
the golf course and time at the beach. My 

thoughts today remind me that, in the 
process of moving (kindly note new address 
listed above), my annual wishes to each of 
you for a happy and holy Christmas were not 
included in the November issue of Boston 
College Magazine. However, you were 
remembered in my prayers on Christmas. 

• Among the first to visit us here at our new 
address were Louise and Jack Hart. We were 
served dinner in the community dining 
room, where Jack entertained with a piano 
"concert." Residents here still ask if and 
when there might be a return engagement. 

• Kindly remember Frances Kissell in your 
prayers. Her daughter wrote, "She had been 
seriously ill for the last year with heart 
problems and cancer with dialysis three 
time a week ... she continued to live her life 
with dignity and enthusiasm." One of my 
fond memories of Frances involved a 
dormitory incident at the class's twenty- 
fifth anniversary. At breakfast, Frances 
announced that she and I had spent the 
night within one foot of each other. She let 
me explain that "one foot" was a solid brick 
wall separating their room from ours. 
Frances died June 27, 2003. • My friendship 
with Frank Dever began in high schoo 1. 
Over the past seventy years, we visited each 
other on the Cape, tailgated at Shea Field 
before and after football games, vacationed 
together at Vero Beach in Florida, and joint- 
ly attended various alumni functions, 
including Laetare Sunday, class reunions 
and the annual Alumni Golf Tournament. 
We have many, many wonderful memories. 
In your prayers kindly remember his wife, 
Marie, who died on November 22, 2003. 
Both Frances and Marie will be remembered 
at our annual Memorial Mass next June. 

• On Sunday, May 11, 2003, Joe Nolan 
commemorated his ordination to the priest- 
hood with a Mass at St. Ignatius Church. 
Due to circumstances beyond his control, 
i.e. Commencement Week at BC, the 
celebration followed by a reception (a real 
party) in Wellesley, was one week early. 
Unfortunately, I could not attend. I under- 
stand it was well attended and most 
enjoyable. • Congratulations to Bob Drinan, 
who on November 15, 2003, was honored 
with a Four Freedom Award from the 
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute. 

• My wife and I had a very pleasant 
overnight visit with Dorothy McDonald at 
her beautiful new home in New Hampshire. 
She has the added luxury of having a son 
and his family living across the road. • I had 
the pleasure of attending the BC vs. Notre 
Dame football game with my grandson 
Michael McLaughlin, age 14. I pray that 
he, like his parents, will someday graduate 
from BC. Time will tell. • Again, kindly note 
my new address listed above. Please 
send me news items! Hope to see you on 
Laetare Sunday. 

Thomas O'Connell Murray 

14 Churchill Rd. 

West Roxbury, MA 02132-3402 


Much to our dismay, we must report the 
deaths of the following classmates. First, 
condolences to the family of Taylor Ahern, 
who died on September 23. Taylor was a US 
Navy vet and a longtime building inspector 
for Quincy. Next, condolences go to the 
family of Frank Conroy, who died on 

October 5. He was a US Air Force vet and a 
CPA with MIT. Further condolences to the 
family of Bob Radley, who died on October 
29. Bob was a US Navy vet and worked for 
the Bell System. Finally, our condolences go 
to John Hayes on the death of his wife, Mary, 
on September 5. • The big news of the fall 
season was our sixtieth anniversary Mass 
and lunch on All Souls' Day, November 2. 
Our own Father Dan Moran was the 
celebrant at Corpus Christi Church, ably 
assisted by Jim Harvey, John Hayes and Tom 
Manning, who also joined us at the lunch at 
the nearby Marriott hotel. We had a very 
good attendance including the Tom 
Murray s, the Paul Healys, the Bob Blutes, 
the Ray Sisks, the Frank Hills, the George 
Brays, Ed Lambert, Helen O'Meara, Frank 
Richards and Gen. Halim Habib, Joe 
O'Neill, the Tom Meaghers, the Dan Healys, 
Rita Lyons, the Al Donovans, Mary 
Boudreau, Vin Takutis, Carol Finnegan, the 
Sam Churches, Agnes Lyons, Bob Winkler, 
the Jim Noonans, Frank Flaherty, Peg Kind 
and son, Larry Babines and daughter, the 
Bill Sheas, and Ernie Santosuosso, whom 
we thank for all his preliminary work. 

• Ed O'Connor and Mary say hello from 
California and hope to see us in the spring. 

• Still playing golf three times a week, John 
Rafferty reports he is still posting senior- 
type scores. • Special thanks go to Jim 
Noonan for his extra gift for class dues. • We 
had a fine letter from Father Tom Heath, 
OP, saying he would say Mass on November 
2 for all our deceased and asking if we could 
acknowledge those who have helped in his 
mission work. They are Tom Antico, George 
Bray, Ed Callahan, Sam Church, J. J. 
Connolly, Bob DeGiacomo, Joe Finnegan, 
Paul Good, Jim Harvey, Bill Horan, John 
Logue, Jack Manning, Tom Meehan, Tom 
Murray, Joe O'Neill, Dick Ramsey and Ernie 
Santosuosso. • Word from DC is that Yale 
Richmond has written eight books on 
foreign policy and is working on another. 


As these notes are e-mailed to the magazine 
before Christmas, the 60 th Reunion of the 
Class of '44, though still in planning, will 
bring us back to the Heights on June 4-6, 
2004! Our reunion will coincide with the 
anniversary of the final days of preparation 

Join Your Classmates for 
Reunion Weekend 2004 

for class years ending in 4 and 9 

Return to campus to remember, 
reminisce and reconnect 

June 3 - 6, 2004" 

Check the Reunion Weekend Web site at for the most 

up-to-date information 

* Activities on June 3 are for 1954 Golden Eagles only. 


and the landing of the US and Allied forces 
on the Normandy Coast in June, 1944. This 
historic thrust across the Channel into 
Fortress Europe was the long awaited, 
all-out, response to Hitier's Mein Kampf 
mentality. On the Class of 1944's 6o"\ and 
the same anniversary of the Normandy 
Invasion and its momentum toward Berlin, 
let us come back to Chestnut Hill and the 
Tower Bell to give thanks for our days at the 
Heights and for the willingness of 
classmates "To confront the mystery of 
...dropping everything we/they had dreamed 
about to go off and fight a war", before 
returning, Deo Volente, to those dreams of 
1939, 40, and 41. In whatever role each was 
called to serve in the war years, we became 
solidly united in prayer and action. In June 
2004 we shall once more be together to give 
thanks to alma mater, to remember 
classmates in prayer, and to remind the 
generation of today and tomorrow that 
BC students of the 1940's stood strong on 
watch, in combat, and in the peace that 
followed. Earlier, following a policy of 
isolation and failed diplomacy, we accepted 
the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia, the 
rape of Poland, the Holocaust across 
Europe, the fall of Paris and the Low Lands, 
the buzz bombing of London, etc., 
until America awakened in 194 1 by the "Day 
that will live in infamy". Yet, December 7, 
2003 was but a routine work and shopping 
day for most of America with little 
remembrance of Pearl Harbor. Our 
service and commitment is not honored or 
complete if we fail to remember and to 
awake America to recall the War in Europe, 
the Pacific Campaigns, and the sacrifices of 
classmates and American veterans. We look 
forward to the wives and families of our 
classmates joining us in this "Before We're 
Gone" Reunion for a program that will be 
positive, prayerful and rewarding. 
Monsignor Joe Alves is front and center 
leading our Reunion legacy with BC's 
message of planned giving. Each of us will 
reread this message and carefully consider 
how we can respond on this occasion or in 
the future. The growing Reunion 
Committee is shepherded by Father 
Bill Mclnnes, SJ. You still have time to 
join the nineteen on board as of Christmas 
and to be a player in the final program 
planning at meetings in early 2004. 
Finally, I have no new obituaries to report 
and look forward to joining all in personal 
congratulations to Class Treasurer, attorney 
Bob O'Leary of Milton, who was recently 
honored on his 8o' h birthday by the historic 
Blue Bell Tavern Society in his home town 
community. An Army veteran of WWII and 
1949 grad of BC Law School, Bob served 
with distinction as Town Counsel of Milton 
for 25 years. Yes, Bob is on the Reunion 
Committee. Stay healthy until June 2004. 

Louis V. Sorgi 

5 Augusta Rd. 

Milton, MA 02186 

The kick-off of the second year of BC's "The 
Church in the 21st Century" took place on 
September 18, 2003, in Conte Forum. In the 
first year, the initiative focused on exploring 

the issues underlying the crisis in the 
Catholic Church. There were over 13,500 
participants in the programs. In its second 
year, the focus will shift to the steps that 
must be taken to promote renewal in the 
Church. The September 18 event was a 
panel moderated by Meet the Press's Tim 
Russert, NBC News Washington Bureau 
chief. The panel included two students from 
the 2004 and 2005 classes. More on these 
events can be seen on the Web site • Lillian and I 
attended a Gridiron Club event featuring 
Tom Coughlin and members of the 1993 BC 
football team, celebrating the tenth 
anniversary of the "kick." Give me a call or 
drop me a note if you would like to join this 
club, just $25 per year. • We also attended 
the Alumni Awards in Robsham Theater. 
Jack Joyce, '61, received the McKenney 
award. He was very instrumental in the 
formation of the Boston College Club. 

• Bill Hamrock was chairman of our annual 
football dinner and did his usual great job. 
Of course you know by now that we beat Ball 
State and had a successful year with seven 
wins and five loses, resulting in a bowl game 
in San Francisco. There were twenty-seven 
people who attended our dinner, with Don 
McMorrow and Miriam coming all the way 
from California and Tom Moran and 
Mary Nell coming in from Texas. Other 
classmates there were Ed Burns, Bud Curry, 
Joe Devlin, Charlie Early, Ernie Graustein, 
John Greenter, Joe Harrington, Dave Hern, 
Jack Kineary, Tom Loftus, Jack McCarthy, 
and deceased Tom Seaver's wife, Marie. 

• I just received a note from Paul Ryder that 
he became a grandfather again and that 
his daughter, Mary Lou Larkin, was 
awarded a distinguished alumna award 
from Columbia University's School of 
Nursing for her medical work in Haiti. 
Congratulations to Paul, Louise and Mary 
Lou on these very special events. Mary Lou 
received her B.S.N, from Boston College and 
her M.S.N, from Columbia. • It seems that 
every time I write notes I have to tell you 
about another loss from our class. BC 
professor and author John McAleer died 
Wednesday, November 16, 2003, at his 
home in Lexington. John began teaching 
at BC in 1947, receiving his master's 
degree from BC in 1949 and a doctorate 
from Harvard in 1955. He published 
more than a dozen books, including the 
Pulitzer Prize-nominated Ralph Waldo 
Emerson: Days of Encounter and the Edgar 
Allen Poe Award-winning Rex Stout: 
A Biography. While serving in India in 
World War II he was befriended by 
Mahatma Gandhi. John received many 
awards in his lifetime, more than I can write 
about in these notes. Unfortunately, John's 
wife passed away a week after he did, on 
November 26, 2003. They are both 
survived by three daughters, three sons and 
seven grandchildren. John was a good 
member of our class, and we are very proud 
of his many accomplishments and awards. 
Our sincere condolences go to his children 
and the rest of his family. • There is another 
death to report. Although he did not 
graduate with our class, he is well known by 
many of us, having started with us in 1941. 
I am talking about Jim Ronayne, who passed 
away on August 31 in Pocasset. Jim was a 

great athlete and coach. He had many 
winning seasons coaching football at East 
Boston and at Newton North. He was a 
professional golfer and head pro at the 
Pocasset golf course on the Cape. I 
especially remember playing baseball 
against him at BC High and with him on the 
first Legion baseball team in Milton and on 
the BC baseball team of 1942 and 1943. Our 
sympathy goes to his surviving wife, 
children and grandchildren. Pax Vobiscum, 
John and Ruth McAleer and Jim Ronayne. 

• Now back to the more pleasant things. 
Yours truly and Lillian were pleased to 
attend a special reception to mark the 
publication of Joe Figurito's book (which I 
wrote about in the fall issue of class 
notes) in the Reading Room of the Burns 
Library on Thursday, October 30. "The 
Burns Library was pleased to publish 
Joe's book," said Robert O'Neil, Ph.D., 
Burns librarian. The theme of Joe's 
book Moral Renewal is very relevant 
concerning the crisis in the American 
Catholic Church. Copies are available from 
the Burns Library on a first-come, first- 
served basis. Congratulations, professor Joe, 
on your newest publication. • One last 
note — my spouse and I attended the lunch- 
eon honoring members of the Shaw Society. 
Joe Figiruto and Mary, Charlie Early and 
Marie, Jack McCarthy and Mary Lou, and 
Marie Seaver also attended this June event. 

• Thanks to those who have already sent in 
dues and a request to those who have not yet 
responded. We will need the money, 
and your ideas for our sixtieth in 2005. 

• p.s. Just discovered a note from Leo 
McGrath telling me about his family 
reunion for his eightieth birthday, which 
took place in July on the Outer Banks 
barrier islands, NC. Congratulations, Leo, 
and welcome to the "octogenarian group." 

Leo F. Roche 

26 Sargent Rd. 

Winchester, MA 01890 


Richard ). Fitzgerald 

P.O. Box 171 

North Falmouth, MA 02556 


The annual Memorial Mass for in of our 
deceased classmates was held at Trinity 
Chapel in September. Attendees at the Mass 
were: Rev. Bob Costello, Jim Costello and 
Jeanne, Mike DeCesare, Al DeVito and 
Eileen, Joe Donahue and Jerry, Frank 
Donelan and Nancy, Bob Foy and Mildred, 
Tim Buckley and Suzanne, Eve Hebert, Jim 
Hogan and Millicent, Rev. Angelo Loscocco, 
Bill Melville and Irene, John Morris and 
Mona, Bob Morris and Pat, Gene Nash and 
Barbara, Eileen Nee, Bill Noonan, John 
O'Neill and Megan, Paul Riordan and Alice, 
George Savage and Danuata, and Rosamund 
Waters. • Two of our classmates have died 


recently. John Thomas Linehan died on 
October 21, 2003. John was a WWII veteran 
and a computer programmer. He was a 
native of Brighton and a resident of 
Yorktown, VA. He graduated from Boston 
Latin prior to enrolling at BC. • John M. 
Corcoran died on October 22. John was a 
successful real estate developer and a 
decorated paratrooper who was awarded the 
Bronze Star for bravery and a Purple Heart. 
His many charitable interests included St. 
Mary's Women and Infants' Center, a multi- 
service agency for Dorchester residents. He 
was a founding contributor to the Center for 
Christian-Jewish Learning . at Boston 
College. He was also a trustee of both 
Suffolk University and Boston College, 
contributing $5 million to the "Ever to Excel" 
campaign this year. • George Savage and his 
wife, Danuata, are in Naples, FL, where they 
will hibernate until late spring. • William F. 
O'Meara retired in 1990. He and his wife, 
Norma, have six children and twelve grand- 
children. He is active as a Eucharistic 
minister. Bill belongs to three prayer groups 
and attended the Divine Will Conference in 
Florida last November. • Bill Hamrock 
and his wife, Anne, celebrated their fortieth 
wedding anniversary last June. Their 
daughter Sue has been appointed senior 
advisor to the Ministry of Trade in Iraq. She 
has been in Iraq since March 2003. • James 
Hogan and his wife, Millicent, will be 
married fifty years in 2004 and will travel to 
Hawaii. Having read the Boston College 
Magazine article on Fr. Bernard Lonergan, 
he would like to join this group. They have 
four children and six grandchildren. • Hugh 
Daly has given me a correction. The institute 
should read Chautauqua Institute, PO Box 
28, Chautauqua, NY 14722 (716-357-6250). 
• Frank Perry and Bill Noonan have attended 
BC football games together for 50 years. 

William H. Flaherty, Jr. 

44 Concord Rd. 

Billerica, MA 01821 



We had an excellent turnout for the 1949 
Remembrance Mass and dinner held on 
Thursday, October 16, 2003. The chapel on 
the Law School campus was perfect, and the 
dinner next door at Alumni House was 
supreme. The Rev. Bill Burkhart said the 
Mass. Tom O'Connor was the guest speaker, 
and he handled the assignment with great 
skill. As Boston College's historian, he told 
the group what his job entailed and talked 
about his experiences on campus with the 
modern-day student. On hand were Mary 
Amsler, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ashler, Mr. 
and Mrs. Hank Barry, Paul Breslin, Rev. Bill 
Burkhart, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Butler, Mr. and 
Mrs. John Cahill, Mr. and Mrs. Joe 
Chiccarelli, Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Ciampa, Bill 
Cohan, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Croke, Mr. and 
Mrs. Sahag Dakesian, John Driscoll, Roland 
Driscoll, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Flaherty, John 
Forkin, Jim Galvin, Mr. and Mrs. Gerry 
Haggerty, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hanwell, 
Dorothy Harney, Leo Joy, Ed Kaunelis, Mr. 
and Mrs. Ron Leary, Beatrice Lennon, Mr. 
and Mrs. Don McA'Nulty, Mr. and Mrs. 

Bernie McCabe, Charlie McKenna, Mr. and 
Mrs. John McQuillan, Tom O'Connor, Mr. 
and Mrs. John Prince, Joe Quinn, Mr. and 
Mrs. Peter Rogerson, Mr. and Mrs. Don St. 
Andre, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Turner, Mr. and 
Mrs. Jack Waite, Dr. and Mrs. Jim Whelton, 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brennan, Joe Cotter, 
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sweeney, John Holt, and 
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ellis. Mary Keyes snuck in 
under the tent. Special thanks to Ernie 
Ciampa and Don McA'Nulty for handling 
the arrangements, and to Arthur and Anne 
Asher for the use of one of their sons for the 
wonderful music during the Mass. • The 
football team started poorly, losing to Wake 
Forest, but they ended on a high note with a 
victory over Virginia Tech. Then a bowl 
victory in San Francisco on December 31. 
Pretty soon they will have more bowls than 
there are college teams to play in them. 
Three out of four over Notre Dame is still 
sweet to say. • My best wishes to you and 
your families. May we end up with the same 
number of '49ers that we started with when 
we reach December 31, 2004. 

John A. Dewire 

15 Chester St., No. 31 

Cambridge, MA 02140 


We had our class reunion at the West 
Virginia football game on November 8, 
2003, and a nice dinner on campus after the 
game. Our classmates in attendance were 
Jack Allison, Joanne DeGrout, Geraldine 
and Ed Brady, Claire and Richard Burke, 
Anne and Frank Carr, Rita and Jack Casey, 
Mary and Ed Casey, Ann Marie and Shawn 
Clasby, John Dewire, Joe Devlin, Joe Devlin 
III ('96), Bernice and Brendan Fleming, 
Shirly and Bill Horrigan, Ken Hughes, Dan 
Hughes, Helene and George Padula, Gloria 
and Bob Evegan, Eleanor and Ted Quinn, 
Bill Toland and five guests, Mary Ann and 
Keith Bombauck, Jr., and Kay and Bill 
Logue. • William F. McNally of Norwood 
died May 10, 2003, after a long illness. He 
was a former FBI agent and construction 
executive., Bill was born in Clinton and 
raised in Concord. He graduated from 
Concord High School in 1946, where he 
served as class president. He was a sergeant 
in the US Army Military Police during the 
Korean War. In 1955, he was employed by 
the FBI in Michigan and Delaware. Bill left 
the bureau in i960 to spend more time 
with his family and ventured into the con- 
struction industry, serving as an executive 
for some major New England companies. 
He was involved in project management, 
purchasing and job bidding. He retired in 
1998 after thirty-eight years in the industry. 
For more than a decade, he was a coach in 
both the Concord Little League and in Pop 
Warner football. Bill served on Concord's 
bicentennial committee in 1975. He leaves 
his wife of fifty years, Priscilla; five sons, 
Brian of Sudbury, Kevin G. and John P., both 
of Concord, Mark T. of Jamestown, RI, and 
Daniel J. of Bala, PA; and a daughter, 
Maureen M. Moriarty of Canton. • William 
V. Ryan passed away in Duxbury on 
November 6, 2003. Bill was a marketing 
major in the School of Management. He 

leaves his wife, Helen; two sons, William of 
South Boston and Russell F. of Belmont, 
and a daughter, Eileen McLaughlin of 
Belmont. I spent three evenings with Bill 
and Helen at our Golden Eagle reunion in 
June 2000. 



Ann Fulton Cote 

n Prospect St. 

Winchester, MA 01890 

October brought sad news of the death 
of Bill Eagan, husband of Connie Ryan 
Eagan ('50). Bill was a true "Sacred Heart 
husband," always accompanying Connie to 
alumnae events. We shall miss him. Also, 
sadly, Raminta Mantautaite Molio ('53) died 
in October after a very long illness. Raminta 
leaves her husband, two daughters and four 
grandchildren. Raminta made a courageous 
journey out of her native Lithuania when the 
Soviets took over and shared her gifts with 
us in her adopted land. Our prayers are with 
these two families. 

Joseph A. Ryan 

28 Guilford Drive, P.O. Box 1167 

Harwich, MA 02645 



Fellow classmates: Not too surprisingly, it 
appears these notes have become more dead 
than alive! Therefore, I believe we can best 
honor our deceased classmates with more 
than just their names. So, wherever back- 
ground information may be available, I will 
use it here, starting now, as space allows. 
The names are provided by the Alumni 
Office. My principal sources of unsolicited 
information are the 1951 and 2001 
yearbooks and obituary pages, if I am 
provided the dates. Fifty-plus years may 
be a long stretch of time to try to remember 
if just a "name" had been that good friend 
you lost track of. (Besides, all of us deserve a 
little recognition!) • Peace came to: Charles 
A. Bacigalupo (Ventura, CA). A&S grad. 
Grew up in Melrose. WWII and Korean War 
US Navy veteran. Pharmaceutical sales with 
Pfizer. Formed Spectra Biologicals (with 
seven others). Remained with company after 
it was sold to Becton Dickson in 1964. Eight 
children, ten grandchildren. Sister Marion 
R. Chaloux School of Nursing. Respiratory- 
therapy specialist. Vermont Historical 
Society archivist. Joseph L. Dooley 

i6th Annual 
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presented by 
the Boston College Alumni Association 

All proceeds to benefit 
The Greater Boston Food Bank 
Support your neighbors in need! 

Saturday, April 3, 2004 

Gillette Stadium 
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For tickets, call 800-669-8430 


(Princeton, MA). Economics major. Grew up 
in Milton. John F. Mahoney (Palm Springs, 
FL). Business School grad. Grew up in West 
Roxbury. WWII US Navy veteran, receiving 
Presidential Commendation. Raytheon 
executive. Founder of Outline Industries, 
Walpole. Three sons, two daughters. John 
H. Monahan (Dedham). A&S grad. Grew up 
in Quincy. Worked at MIT's Lincoln 
Laboratory on early application of computer 
and Internet systems. Mitre Corp. system 
engineer for thirty-four years. Three 
daughters and a son, all BC grads. George L. 
Pillion (Weymouth). Economics major. 
Grew up in Newton Highlands. WWII US 
Air Corps veteran. • Fiftieth wedding 
anniversary congratulations go to Bob 
Barrett and Lucretia, and to Vin Connors 
and Margie. • BC Club of Cape Cod 
members attending the All Souls Day 
Memorial Mass included John Bacon and 
Mary, Art Casavant, Bill Collins and 
Kathleen, George Dunn and Pat, Marty Joyce 
and Betty, Charlie Maher and Evelyn, Art 
Silk and Mildred, and Frank Tully. • Please 
remember to send class dues in the amount 
of $35 to Tom Warren, 176 Strasser Ave, 
Westwood, MA 02090. 

Edward L. Englert, Jr. 

128 Colberg Ave. 

Roslindale, MA 02131 


The annual Memorial Mass for deceased 
classmates was held in October at the Trinity 
Chapel on the Newton Campus, followed by 
a dinner and the election of officers at 
Alumni House. Fathers Hugh O' Regan and 
Tom Murray were concelebrants, John 
Kellaher was altar server, and readings were 
by Art Powell and Jim Callahan. Many 
classmates traveled a great distance to be 
with us. Bill Glebus came from Georgia; 
Tim Ring and Jack Leary, New Hampshire; 
Bill Gauthier, Springfield; Paul Drummond, 
Amherst; Joe Muscato, Maynard; Bill 
Newell, Topsfield; while Bob Allen, Lex 
Blood, George Gallant, Jim Kenneally and Al 
Sexton journeyed up from the Cape. Other 
faithful followers of '52 included Charlie 
Barrett, Jeanne Clancy, Roger Connor, Bob 
Jingozian, Tom Cullinan, John Kennedy, 
Alice DeGuglielmo, Jim Leonard, Lois 
Doyle, Doris Marr, Barry Driscoll, Frank 
McDermott, Tom Megan, Al Reilly, John 
O'Connor, Jack Monahan, Jim DeGiacomo 
and Fred Tarpey. It was nice to see all 
the wives who attended, but frankly, our 
functions are beginning to resemble father- 
daughter events. Why do the guys look older 
while the wives look younger? • As Roger 
steps down as president, the class wishes to 
extend its thanks and gratitude for all that he 
and Kathy have done for us, not only for the 
past two years but for the past fifty years. 
Thank you, Roger and Kathy! • Newly 
elected officers are Art Powell, president; 
Jim Callahan, first VP; George Gallant, 
second VP; Al Sexton, treasurer; and Roger 
Connor, secretary. • I remember when Art 
was a star athlete at Boston Latin and lived 
in Roslindale. In later years, he and I would 
reminisce about the great English-Latin 
rivalry, similar to that of BC-HC, and the 

great traditions that existed. One time Art 
asked me if I knew of any famous and 
distinguished people who had a Roslindale 
connection at one time or another in their 
lives. In fifteen seconds I came up with the 
following names: Jim Mulrooney, Fran 
Duggan, Bob Freely, Jack Monahan, Jim 
DeGiacomo, Charlie Brown, Tom Nee, Al 
Sexton, Frank O'Brien, Joe Tuleja, Jack 
Donovan, Bernie Cullen, John Davy, Charlie 
Stutzman and Dick McCabe — just to name 
fifteen! • I am told that Barabara Delang 
recently got a dog (a Rottweiler) for her 
husband, Gerry. Good trade, Barbara! 
• I recentiy heard from Bob DeVoid, who is 
living in New Bern, NC; Pat Greeley, who is 
enjoying life in Daytona Beach, FL; and 
Claude Gilbert, who is living in Newton 
Highlands. • Bill Bond, who lives in Bonita 
Springs, FL, has been traveling extensively, 
from New Jersey, Texas, Arizona, California 
and on to China, where he enjoyed the 
cuisine in his travels there. Bill enjoys 
golfing and writing; he is now drafting a 
theater play and says he misses the BC 
class events. • On the sad side, J. Warren 
Sennott passed away in September. Warren 
lived in Norwood and retired from the 
Boston school system several years ago. He 
leaves his wife, Mary, and two children. 
Also, Jim McMahon passed away in August. 
He was originally from Hyde Park (BC High 
'48) and since then lived in Florida and 
Virginia. Jim leaves his wife, Audrey, and 
five children. He was a Foreign Service 
officer for the International Development 
Agency and held several positions in the 
Food and Drug Administration. Jim also 
was associated with the World Bank in the 
Middle East, Indonesia, the Philippines and 
the Persian Gulf. • The class extends its 
condolences to John Kennedy and his wife, 
Geraldine, and family on the death of their 
son, Kyran, who was aboard a Black Hawk 
helicopter that crashed in Iraq. Kyran was a 
chief warrant officer and was the pilot of the 
helicopter when it was shot down. Please 
remember them and their families in your 
prayers. • For the thirty-seventh time, the 
committee has turned down Bill Gauthier's 
request to have a class reunion in 
Springfield. It isn't that they have anything 
against Bill or Springfield, but the thing 
there is the sewage-treatment plant, and 
the committee feels there are other places 
more fascinating and interesting. • Please 
send news. 

Jini Willwerth 

19 Sheffield Way 

Westborough, MA 01581 


Class officers, at times, experience un- 
pleasant and pleasant duties. After many 
years as our class correspondent and vice 
president, Bob Kelly informed us that he 
was stepping down. The committee accept- 
ed his resignation with thanks for his contri- 
butions to the class. The committee then 
elected Jim Willwerth as our next, and 
fourth, class correspondent since gradua- 
tion. Jim's first column will appear in the 
spring issue. If you have any notes to 
forward, his contact info is listed at the top 

of this column. Jim will do his best, but 
it is your column and it is up to you 
to contribute. Other officers named were 
Bob Willis as VP and Fred Good as 
Secretary. By now most of you have had a 
good opportunity to review your fiftieth 
anniversary yearbook. The weather has 
certainly been in our favor. We have heard 
nothing but good remarks and high praise 
for the work of the Yearbook Committee. We 
do wish to apologize to Lawrence McAuliffe 
for one misstep, however. He served in the 
Marines and not the Army, and he has been 
married to Marilyn for twenty-one years and 
they live happily together; they are not 
divorced. A permanent letter of correction 
will go to the archives with the yearbook. 
The class enjoyed a very successful first time 
event at the BC vs. Miami women's basket- 
ball game. More than twenty-eight of us 
enjoyed each other's company, the mass by 
Father Fleming, and the food. Jim Willwerth 
chaired the event. Our next event is our golf 
outing which will be at Wayland Country 
Club on June 9. Save the date and plan to 
have some good fun. 

David F. Pierre 

, P.O. Box 72 

Prides Crossing, MA 01965 



The plans for the class of '54's fiftieth 
reunion are underway. Jack McNeice is 
chairman of the committee, which now 
includes Charlie Ferris, George Seaver, Lou 
Torino, John Ford, Jack Curtin, Jim Halloran 
and Newman Flanagan. Solicitations began 
in November and will continue in the 
spring. In order for your individual donation 
to be credited as a class gift, it must be 
recorded no later than May 31, 2004. You 
have until May 31, 2005, to actually pay your 
pledge. Let's all get behind making the class 
of '54 gift the biggest ever. It helps to 
guarantee a Jesuit education for future 
generations. • The Memorial Mass for our 
class was held on Sunday, November 16. The 
following members attended: Sue Andrews, 
Jody and Frank Bonarrigo, Marion and 
Charles Brennan, Richard Charlton, Ann 
and John Cummings, Mary and Jack Curtin, 
Fran DeLuca and Doug MacMillan, Caroline 
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and Bob King, Patricia and Edward Kodzis, 
Verna and Tom Lane, Peggy and Jack Lynch, 
Bill Magire, Rose and Lenny Matthews, 

Mary McCourt, Paul McGee, Rev. William 
Mclnnes, Francis McLaughlin, Alberta and 
Gerald Natoli, Kathy and Peter Nobile, 
Patricia O'Hara, John Parker, Joan and 
Frank Patchell, Constance and Charles 
Pelczarski, Anthony Pellegrini, Linda and 
David Pierre, Mary and Murray Regan, Mary 
Ellen Sawyer, Nancy and George Seaver, 
Joseph Skerry, Ed Smith, Lori and Lou 
Torino, Martha and Ed Trask, Margaret and 
Peter Vasaturo, Carolyn and Robert Ward, 
Betty and Tom Warren, Emanuel Correia, 
and Rev. James Woods. • We have some 
good news from Tom Lane. He was elected 
president of the New England Gold 
Association at their annual meeting at the 
Kittansett Club in Marion. His daughter, 
Katherine foo) recently passed the bar and 
works for a law firm in Boston. • Lenny 
Matthews speaks with John Butchko of 
Phillipsburg, PA, occasionally and tells us 
that after twenty-six years of working for the 
government in Washington, John is retiring. 
His sister, Sr. Mary Borromeo, RSM, of the 
Sisters of Mercy, has passed away. She 
served as a teacher in New Jersey for 61 
years. • Sadly, too, we have learned that Joe 
Johnson, captain of the class of '54 
football team, passed away in November. 
After an outstanding career at BC, he 
went on to play for the Green Bay Packers 
and the New England Patriots. He is in 
the BC Hall of Fame and was honored as 
Man of the Year in 2000 for the Oak 
Street reunion in New Haven, CT He is 
survived by his wife, Dottie, five children 
and nine grandchildren. 

Class Notes Editor 

Boston College Alumni House 

825 Centre St. 

Newton, MA 02458 



Hard to believe! Could we even have 
imagined it that lovely June day in 1954? 
Somehow, while we went about our daily 
lives, experiencing the joys and the sorrows, 
the happy and the sad, the fun and the hard 
work day by day, half a century has sped by. 
Believe it, Newton College class of 1954: our 
fiftieth anniversary is coming up this year. 
Our reunion will be held in just six 
months — the weekend of June 4-6, 2004, 
on our beloved Newton campus at 885 
Centre St. Sound familiar? There were only 
a few NC '54 classmates, but what difference 
did that make? It only made us closer as we 
shared so many classes and events together 
over what seemed at the time four long and 
wonderful years. Boston College Law School 
may now inhabit the campus, but nothing 
can change the fact this was our domain. 
Stuart is there; Barat is there, Duchesne is 
there, and our beautiful chapel is there. All 
that is needed is our arrival in June to bring 
back for a little while those long-gone, but 
still glowing, days. So send a note to Julie 
Nuzzo NC '74 , assistant director, who is 
handling reunion arrangements at BC, at 
825 Centre St., Newton, 02458; send a 

fax to her at 617-552-4626; or e-mail her at' The Boston College 
reunion brochure, which indicates 
Newton College reunion news, will arrive in 
your mailboxes in March. If you have any 
reunion concerns, contact Julie. Back in 
Newton days I used to scurry around, when 
I wasn't studying for a Mother Maguire 
English test, gathering news for 885, but 
I'll be on the Newton Campus as Patsy 
Murray, class of '54, to greet you on the first 
weekend in June. 

Marie J. Kelleher 

12 Tappan St. 

Melrose, MA 02176 


At the first meeting of the fiftieth anniversary 
yearbook committee, Al McManama shared 
his news about a successful career change. 
He has retired from his dental practice and 
is now a clinical instructor in the 
Department of Restorative Science at the BU 
School of Dental Medicine. He teaches 
preclinical students and interns and assists 
dentists from foreign countries as they 
prepare to become licensed in this country. 
He had sad news to report as well. Martin 
Melia's son has died. He was a law student. 
Losing a spouse, parent or sibling is always 
difficult, but to lose a son or daughter brings 
a special grief, so I know you join me in 
praying for Martin and his family. • We were 
delighted to welcome Pat Mitchell and 
Winnie Hicks to the committee. Pat and 
Winnie are 1955 graduates of Newton 
College of the Sacred Heart. The committee 
reviewed three proposed cruise packages, 
submitted by the subcommittee made up 
of Dan Foley, John O'Connell and John 
Vozzella. The selection is receiving a 
positive feedback, and Dave Hopkins called 
to report being in a travel mood, having had 
a trip to Bermuda. • To keep you informed 
about the progress of the yearbook 
preparations, I am adding a feature to 
this column called the Editor's Corner. It 
will contain information from Jean O'Neil, 
the editor. Her report is as follows: In 
November, the biography subcommittee, 
Richard Drew, Bob Kelleher, Marie Kelleher, 
Pat Mitchell (Newton), Jean O'Neil and John 
Vozzella, worked on the format of the 
biographical questionnaire that will be sent 
to classmates in the summer of 2004. It will 
be presented to the full committee in 
December, then to the graphic designer 
assigned to us by the yearbook publisher. 
Subcommittees for athletics and 
photography have been formed. Richard 
Drew, Paul Croke, Jeff Hayden, Joseph 
Mattaliano and Charles Murphy have 
already found excellent campus resources to 
develop this section. Bob Pagliarulo 
donated the type of photographs needed: 
clear quality, with each person in the 
photograph identified. Bob Sweeney and 
Jerry Donahoe are also on the committee. 
Communication continues with classmates 
to describe various undergraduate activities 
and the fifty year development of the 
professions where the class of '55 
implemented the Jesuit ideal of building 
knowledge for service to others. What Are 

We? An Introduction to Boston College and Its 
Jesuit and Catholic Tradition (2002, Boston 
College: Center for Ignatian Spirituality) is 
being used by the reunion committee as we 
think about our years from freshman year to 
the present. This book is currentiy given to 
every new BC student. • Lent will have 
arrived by the time you receive this column, 
and I will be reading a new book written by 
George Lemaitre. George sent a copy of 
Crucified Under Pontius Pilate: The Partially 
Recovered Memoirs of His Beloved Wife 
Claudia, to the alumni office, and they sent 
it to me. It looks like the perfect book for 
that season. 


)ane Quigley Hone 

425 Nassau Ave. 

Manhasset, NY 11030 


After missing several issues, I have gathered . 
enough information about classmates to fill 
some class notes space. During a tour of the 
Boston area in October, Frank and I visited 
Jim and Mary Nolan Hanlon in Marblehead. 
Their five children are all involved in 
different lines of work. Our visit with Pat 
Leclaire Mitchell in Wellesley found her 
deep in work for the fiftieth reunion in 
2005, preparing a letter to our classmates to 
start us thinking about the big event. Pat 
continues to work in the guidance office of 
Wellesley High School. Her daughter, Maria, 
who lives in Vermont, has three children. 
Pat keeps in touch with Lee McGrady Burne. 
Lee lives on Nantucket and has been very 
active there for many years. Lee says, "The 
best thing about my life is Nantucket." She 
has always loved it. An article about her 
Nantucket activities is available on the 
Internet (search for "Lee Rand Burne"). Lee 
has two sons, one living on Nantucket and 
the other in Salisbury, CT. Each of them is 
married and has provided Lee with grand- 
children. Now that we have discovered 
e-mail, we are in frequent communication 
with Pat, Lee and others. We concluded our 
stay in the Boston area with a visit to our son 
Andy ('84), daughter-in-law Allison ('85), 
and their three daughters for Halloween 
activities at their home in Wellesley to which 
they moved in September. • Since returning 
home I have been in touch with Mary Laird 
Flanagan, who lives in nearby Port 
Washington. Both she and her husband, 
Bob, who are retired, enjoy visits with their 
married daughters and two grandchildren. 
Their son is autistic, and Mary has spent 
many years as an active participant in men- 
tal-health committees. At present she serves 
on the Quality Improvement Committee of 
the Mental Health Board of Nassau County. 

Steve Barry 

■ n Albamont Rd. 

Winchester, MA'oi8go 

Kathleen Donovan Goudie is a candidate for 
Treasurer in the 2004-05 Boston College 
Alumni Association National Board of 
Directors Election. Please take the time to 
review the ballot and candidate information 
beginning on page 32 of this Class Notes section. 


Your participation in this election process is 
important. Make your voice heard! 

Bob Halloran was at the Penn State game 
(which we won) with Ann and Will Jackson, 
hosted by Betty and John Moore. Rita and 
John Galvin sat behind them, attending 
their 226th consecutive game. Sounds like a 
record! • Joe Hines called me before the 
dinner at the BC Club to thank me for my 
work on the column, and to say how helpful 
Joyce and Dan McDevitt and Mary and Jerry 
Sullivan have been. Joe also asked to be 
remembered to classmates at the dinner. 

• There were thirty-seven at the dinner, with 
nineteen taking a bus in from Alumni 
House. Maire and Jim McLaughlin, who 
also saw the Penn State game, are still 
playing croquet, with Maire entering her 
first tournament this year and finishing 
well. The New Hampshire public television 
program Chronicles featured Jim, Maire and 
the Strawberry Banke Croquet Club in 
October. Jim is also still running, and he set 
up a runners' banquet in September. Doris 
and John Mahaney came with their 
daughter. A surprise guest was Jack Foley, 
who worked at the bookstore, graduated in 
1956 from the Intown School and has 
worked at BC ever since. Jack came with a 
friend who drives him to work. We sat with 
Dan and Carolyn Kenney Foley and 
Carolyn's sister, Leo and Claire Hoban 
McCormack and Mary and Norm Roy. Owen 
Lynch dropped in from a reception for new 
club members and talked briefly with 
Mary and Norm, who later told us of getting 
a lawyer to settle a relative's estate in 
Ireland and, when they mentioned BC, 
being asked if they knew Owen. The 
lawyer's son had interned with Owen's firm 
while attending BC Law. Bill Nolan was 
there with Joan, whom Marie and I see at the 
BC Institute for Learning in Retirement. 

• Others attending included Natalie and Fred 
Hickey, Ernestine Bolduc, Alice Shea, Betty 
Casey, Kathi and Leo Power, Beverly and 
Frank Freccero, Mary and Jack Malloy, 
Marge Callahan, Marge Murphy, Tom and 
Lorraine Condon Walsh, Carol Hines 
Gleason, Elinor Callanan Slattery, Bea and 
Peter Colleary, and Joyce and Dan McDevitt. 

• Tom Sheehan has a new book out with a 
football theme: Death for the Phantom 
Receiver, Published by Publish America. 

• Frank Furey works at Maiden High School 
as a guidance counselor. Frank, John 
Harney, Paul Leary and Bill Bulger (who 
started with us), attended the Mass when 
Dave Gill, SJ, was installed recently as pastor 
of Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Roxbury. 
Dave is still teaching Classics at BC. John 
reports that Ralph Good is still at St. 
Patrick's Manor in Framingham after suffer- 
ing significant head injuries in a fall ten 
years ago. His wife, Judy, visits him every 
day. They have eight children, all college 
educated, with three from BC. Please 
remember Ralph and Judy in your prayers, 
as well as all classmates and family mem- 
bers. • Once again, thanks for your e-mails 
and letters. 


Patricia Leary Dowling 

39 Woodside Drive 

Milton, MA 02186 


Francis E. Lynch 

27 Arbutus Lane 

West Dennis, MA 02670 

The Class fall event of September 27, 2003 
BC vs. Ball State was a memorable day. 
There was a 4:00 p.m. Class Mass that was 
celebrated by Rev. Thomas Ahearn, MM, 
Rev. Gerry Kelly, MM, and Rev. Gene 
Sullivan. Fr. Gene gave a very moving 
homily while the liturgical music was a very 
beautiful backdrop to the Mass. The 
following classmates attended: Rev. Tom 
Ahearn, MM, Ed Brickley, Jim Cantwell, 
Paul Chamberlain, Bother John Collins, Jack 
Conway, Bill Cunningham, Jim & Paul Daly, 
Jim Devlin, Dick Dowling, Don Emello, 
Ralph Ferrera, Frank Greelish, Tom 
Harrington, Frank Higgins, Mary Lou 
Hogan, Neil & Catherine Hynes, Rev. Gerry 
Kelly MM, Peg Kenney Frank Lynch, Paul 
Mahoney, Dave McAvoy, Tom McDonald, 
Paul McNulty, Leo Morrissey, Pat Mullen, 
Barry Murphy, Paul O'Leary Anna Mary 
Dooley Stewart, Rev. Gene Sullivan, Bill 
Tobin, Betty & Jim Turley. The Class winter 
event will take place on Saturday, February 7, 
2004 at Mahoney's Rocky Ledge Farm in 
Winchester. Norma Cacciamani will be the 
Chair again, and as always, does a great job 
of getting a large turnout of classmates. 
This winter celebration has now become a 
very popular Class event. In as much as 
Class notes were due on last December 8 , 
I will report not only more in depth, about 
this event in the next issue of the BCM, but 
also the Class Golf Tournament on May 19, 
2004 at the Sandy Burr Country Club in 
Wayland together with an early September 
Indian summer event on Cape Cod. A 
general Class mailing will be sent out on the 
latter two events once plans become more 
fully crystallized. • Jim Devlin played an 
important role in the Deusche Bank/Tiger 
Woods PGA Golf Tournament at the TPC of 
Boston held in Norton late last summer. 
He worked with the PGA Tour 
Professionals-usually about 125-150 caddies 
on the tour. Jim relates that the caddies for 
the most part are very professional and 
quite serious. The good caddies have engi- 
neering, golf professional, psychiatrist and 
psychologist backgrounds. They advise, 
consult, and work closely with their players. 
Both player and caddie have a lot riding on 
how well the team works on any given day. 
• Jack Conway's son, Rev. Michael Conway 
S.D.P., is now the principal of Don Bosco's 
Archbishop Shaw High School in Marrero 
(LA). • Paul Daly was married last February 
to Irene James. Congratulations to you Paul 
and Irene from the Class. • A reception and 
unveiling of the portrait of our late 
classmate, The Honorable Shelia E. 
McGovern took place at the Heights Room 
at Boston College last December 11, 2003. 
Shelia passed away unexpectedly in 
November 2002. Shelia certainly left a great 
void in our Class. Peace be to you. • Thomas 
Wheelen had knee replacements in both 
knees early last year. At the time, his 
daughter, Kathy, took time out of her career 
to provide her dad with as much assistance, 

and yet managed the 9" 1 edition of Strategic 
Management and Business Policy by doing a 
fantastic job working with the publisher and 
authors of cases. Tom's book, the Essential 
of Strategic Management, 2 n " edition, has 
now been translated into Chinese and 
Portuguese. • George Hennessy and his 
wife, Dotty, traveled Ireland for the first time 
last October. They both had a very enjoyable 
trip. • Bill Cunningham was recently elected 
to the Board of Directors of the Francis 
Ouimet Scholarship Fund. Sometime ago, 
Charlie Fox was one of the past Presidents of 
this great golf Scholarship Fund. I would 
also like to mention that my Dad and 
Francis Ouimet grew up and caddied 
together at the Brookline Country Club. At 
the time, as young men, they both entered 
the investment business before Francis 
Ouimet won the US National Open 
Championship in 1913. Class Dues are now 
due. If you have not had the opportunity to 
send in your dues in the amount of $25.00, 
please remit your Class Dues to Bill Tobin at 
181 Central St., Holliston, MA 01746. Best 
of health to all in this new year of 2004. 


Marjorie L. McLaughlin 

139 Parker Rd. 

Needham, MA 02494 


David A. Rafferty, jr. 

2296 Ashton Oaks Lane 

No. ioi 

Stonebridge Country Club 

Naples FL, 34109 

Congratulations to Sheldon Daly, who 
received the William J. Donlan Special 
Achievement Award sponsored by the 
Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame 
selection committee. This award, 
established in 1999, is given to those 
individuals who have demonstrated 
uncommon dedication and performed 
exceptional service to Boston College 
Athletics both on and off the fields of play. 
Sheldon is the founder and president of the 
BC Hall of Fame Club, which sponsors a 
special banquet each year honoring the Hall 
of Fame inductees and also entertains 300 
or more members and their guests before 
and after each home football game. Three 
tables of our classmates honored Sheldon 
that night. Congrats also to Sheldon's wife, 
Nancy, who helps with mailings and with 
collecting dues. As you know, Sheldon is 
also a very active member of our class 
committee, and he arranges the spring 
weekend on the Cape. • Jack Kudzma 
reports that he and his wife, Jackie, tailgated 
with Ron Walsh at a recent BC football 
game. Ron has a CPA practice in 
Manchester, CT The Kudzmas summer in 
NH and winter in Naples. Good luck, Jack, 
with your new knee. • Speaking about 
tailgating, Bea and Tony Busa hosted an 
"away" tailgate at their condo in Naples prior 
to the Virginia Tech game. The temperature 
at game time was eighty-seven. A great time 
was had by all, but, on a sad note, Bea's 
mom was missing. Nana Jo passed away in 
September. We will miss her at our class 
functions. • Father Dan, after completing six 


years as a chaplain at South Shore Hospital 
in Weymouth, was appointed administrator 
of St. James Parish in Wellesley. • Jerry 
Ryan, still working at the New England 
Aquarium in Boston, with no retirement 
plans, is doing freelance writing on the side, 
i.e. The Forgotten Aquariums- of Boston. Jerry 
also writes for many Catholic publications: 
Commonwealth, America, NCR, etc. • Jim 
McNeil is actively working on his fiftieth 
anniversary from St. Columbkilles HS in 
Brighton. Among the members of that class 
are our classmates Paul Fennell, Denny 
Maher, Ray Kelliher, Tom Powell, Mike 
Kinsella, Tom Hassey, Bill McGuirk and 
John Norton. Jim, I am very happy to hear of 
your positive recovery from lung surgery 
this past May. • Some sad news from Marge 
Molloy Vasaturo: Betty Wood Vandini's son, 
Mark, passed away on October 15. Mark is 
survived by three children and his wife, 
Denise. Condolences also to Joe Linnehan 
on the passing of his wife, Ann, this past 
May. • It was nice to hear from Bill 
McGowan, who recovered from after a 
recent foot surgery. Bill and Mary, his wife of 
thirty-three years, recently had their first 
grandson to go along with their grand- 
daughter, Serina. Bill and Mary have two 
sons, Jim and John. • For those classmates 
living or vacationing in Florida this winter, 
don't forget our class luncheon at the 
Stonebridge Country Club on March 4. Also 
mark your calendar for the Weekend on the 
Cape, April 23-24, and the event at 
Minihane's Greenhouse in the spring. 
• I need correspondence from our class- 
mates. This column cannot be expanded 
unless I hear from you. Please let me know 
what's going on in your lives. Don't forget 
your class dues. Send $25 to Jack 
"Mucca" McDevitt, 25 Cedar Rd., Medford, 
MA 02155. 


Sheila Hurley Canty 

P.O. Box 386 

North Falmouth, MA 02556 

Frank Martin 

6 Sawyer Road 

Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 


In two months we will be celebrating the 
forty-fifth anniversary of our graduation, 
June 4-6 at Alumni Weekend. The central 
event will be the class dinner dance at 
Gasson 100. You remember Gasson 100, 
don't you? I remember it vividly as the scene 
of my freshman theology class, presided 
over by the colorful but not too theological 
William V. Casey, SJ, a great teacher and a 
funny and irreverent man who later became 
academic dean. Gasson ioo was also the 
scene of our forthieth reunion dinner dance 
in 1999; about 150 attended that splendid 
party. • I hope you have had the time to get 
to our earlier events — the Ocean Edge golf 
outing and the BC/BU hockey game and 
cocktail party. Put the dinner dance on your 
calendar for June 5. You'll love the old 

memories and the even older faces. • Arthur 
Kaplan, class treasurer, reminds me that 
there are some who have not sent in their 
$45 in class dues. This is something we 
collect every five years to cover the costs of 
class events. If you haven't done so, please 
send your check to: Class of 1959, Alumni 
House, 825 Centre Street, Newton, MA 
02458. Thank you. • Terry MacDonald and 
Peg moved after thirty-five years in Natick to 
Portsmouth, NH. Terry has downsized his 
advertising business and has rekindled his 
love of jazz as a drummer in local jazz 
groups. George Larkin, Ph.D., has served 
Southern New Hampshire University since 
1969 as athletic director and as vice 
president of student affairs. He was recently 
inducted into the university's Hall of Fame 
for his role in developing SNHU into one of 
the premier Division II programs in the 
nation. George expects to retire next year. 
• Frank Scimone is still at his dental practice 
in Cambridge. Frank and Marilyn have ten 
grandchildren, so it's doubtful that Frank 
will ever retire. • John Blake has been retired 
for almost ten years and manages golfing 
and reading when he's not seeing 
classmates Tim Tobin, Dick Flanigan, Dick 
O'Shaughnessy and Ed McKenna. • Father 
Dick Crowley writes from Middleboro that 
he is very busy in a parish that covers almost 
seventy square miles. Dick is pastor at 
Sacred Heart Church and is an active board 
member for Habitat for Humanity in the 
greater Plymouth area, where they provide 
housing for needy families. • Paul Sullivan 
writes to let us know of the death of Dick 
Murray. Dick spent his brief retirement 
helping Pine Street Inn and Bread for the 
World, among others. Dick is from our very 
productive chemistry section, which has 
sent teachers and scientists into many 
important activities. Mike Boyle, Bob 
Levangie and Peter Sullivan also attended 
Dick's funeral. Dick leaves four adult 
children. • Charlie Lynch has been helping 
on the 2002-03 Ever to Excel campaign and 
on this year's 1959 reunion gift committee, 
where I also serve along with Bill York, Dick 
Ganong, Beth Grady, Jack Madden, Peter 
McLaughlin and Denis Minihane. Charlie 
writes of his grandchildren and his trip with 
Peggy to my favorite city, Paris. • Thanks for 
your notes. See you June 5 at Gasson 100. 


Maryjane Mulvanity Casey 

28 Briarwood Drive 

Taunton, MA 02780 



Plans are underway for our gala forty-fifth 
reunion which will be held during the 
weekend of June 4 - 6, 2004. Reunion 
committee members Honey McLaughlin, 
Janet Chute, Janet Connelly, Joanne Hynek, 
Janet O'Hauley, Kathleen Lawlor and 
Maryjane Casey have been meeting to 
organize various events for the weekend. 
Please contact your old "chums" and 
encourage them to come. They should be 
urged to attend even if they've never been to 
a reunion before and it's not their thing... 
after all, who knows what the fiftieth will 

bring. On Saturday night, we have planned 
for cocktails and dinner at Putnam House 
(Duchesne) on the Newton Campus. It will 
be a formal affair with soft music and a 
delicious sit-down dinner. Sunday's sched- 
ule includes a Memorial Mass and brunch. 
Kathleen (Kingston) Lawlor is putting a 
memory book together, so if you have 
photos, ideas, or anything that you wish to 
be included, please be in touch with her 
(172 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186; 
email Don't let the 
opportunity to have fun, see old friends, and 
remember when pass... without being a part 
of it! Our forty-fifth won't be the same 
without you! 

Joseph R. Carty 

253 River St. 

Norwell, MA 02061 

John B. McNamara is a candidate for 
Director, More Than Ten Years in the 2004-05 
Boston College Alumni Association National 
Board of Directors Election. Please take the 
time to review the ballot and candidate 
information beginning on page 32 of this Class 
Notes section. Your participation in this election 
process is important. Make your voice heard! 

Phil Langan has spent the last thirty- 
five years in college and professional sports 
public relations. Recently his time has been 
spent running a small consulting business 
from Grantham, NH, which he calls home. 
Four children and fourteen grandchildren 
live throughout New England. He's involved 
in the pro-life movement and fired up over 
the recent passage of the New Hampshire 
parental-consent law. Phil speaks fondly of 
the late Ross O'Hanley and Father William 
Leonard, a brilliant writer (his books touch 
both the heart and mind) and a teacher who 
saved my bacon on two occasions. He 
reflects on Father Leo Shea, a hero to the 
downtrodden throughout South America 
and China who is now a leader in the 
Maryknoll hierarchy in New York. His 
attendance at BC was a wonderful 
experience made better by many special 
people who in both large and small ways 
made our lives better and helped us make 
the right decisions. • Jack Falvey writes that 
he is working on his seventh book, "All 
According to Plan," at the suggestion of the 
now-departed Fr. Bill Leonard. He returns to 
his twenty-third year at UMass, Boston, 
(teaching sales management, adjunct 
faculty). Four years ago, Jack went into 
electronic publishing and now has 1,400 
daily readers over four continents for 
the "Sales Tip of the Day" from, which has been 
profitable since day one. Someone once 
taught him that more money must come in 
than goes out. He has lived in New 
Hampshire since 1968 and is only forty 
miles from the Heights and Beantown. 
• Freelance photojournalism is fun. Clipper 
magazine, the in-flight publication for Pan 
Am, just featured "The River Charles," a 
photo essay on a small-boat ride from 
Watertown to the harbor. • Tom Cunnally is 
living in northern California and started a 


stock and bond trading business in 1992. 
Since the tech bubble burst in 2001, it has 
been rough sledding, but things are looking 
better this quarter. He enjoys being his own 
boss and wishes he had done it sooner 
instead of working the numbers for some- 
one else. Tom has been instrumental in 
designing a home page for his BC High 
School class. The BC Alumni Association is 
working on this issue as we speak for each 
class through the association. E-mail your 
information to keep up this column. 


Patricia McCarthy Dorsey 

53 Clarke Rd. 

. Needham, MA 02492 

Happy spring to all, and thanks to those 
who sent information for this class letter. 
Mary Lou Foster Ryan works three days a 
week as a clinical social worker (LICSW) for 
a private counseling group in Pawtucket, RI. 
Her husband, Maury, starts every day at 
Starbucks or another coffee cafe and then by 
10:00 a.m. is in the office putting together 
his three projects: an international beer fest, 
the Rhode Island Flower and Garden Show, 
and the Pinellas County Flower and Garden 
Show in the Tampa area. Foster, their oldest 
child, is practicing acupuncture in Los 
Angeles. Sara, a doctor of traditional 
medicine, is starting her acupuncture 
practice in Rhode Island. She'll also be on 
the radio with Tree of Life in Seekonk from 
time to time. Maury and Mary Lou will be 
building a house on the water in Warwick, 
RI, probably starting in the spring. Mary Lou 
quotes Gilda: "It's always something!" Mary 
Ann Hehir was visiting Mary Lou this fall, 
and so was able to join Pat Beattie 
McDonald, Sue Kenney Gaetano and Mary 
Egan Boland at Mary's summer home in 
Groton Long Point. • Nan Anderson 
Coughlin wrote: "What fun to return from 
my long trip and read your note. This means 
that I actually have something to report for a 
change. My daughter, Laura, and her 
husband, Steve, were assigned their new 
post for the foreign service of USAID. They 
moved to the Manila, Philippines, office at 
the beginning of October. Their son, Max, is 
two and a half years old and needed some- 
one to get him settled. I was flattered that 
they asked me to go with them. We took off 
on our twenty- two hour journey on October 
8. Max was very well behaved; a personal 
video player kept him very occupied. We 
were met and helped through customs by 
the US government — nice to travel as a 
diplomat! We were installed in a residential 
hotel, the Oakwood — yes, the very same 
hotel that the renegade army members took 
over last July! It was very luxurious. We had 
three bedrooms, five baths, a maid's room, 
living room, dining room and kitchen, all on 
the twenty-forth floor, overlooking Manila. 
We stayed there for three weeks while the 
apartment was being readied for them. 
Meanwhile, we had an emergency trip to the 
hospital and two trips to the doctor's with 
Max, a trip to the doctor for Steve, and both 
Laura and I picked up laryngitis. Never 
mind, we searched for schools for Max and 
enrolled him in a morning playschool. He 

seems quite content there. Then we hired a 
cook, nanny and chauffeur. The basics done, 
we moved into the apartment and received 
the air shipment. I unpacked it and decided 
that after a month, it was time for me to go 
home, as I had accomplished my mission. 
Although I miss my family a lot, I must say 
I was very happy to come home to my own 
home and check back in with friends and 
family. Suzanne Thornton has recently 
moved to DC, and I am delighted to have a 
new close-by playmate. We are planning 
a trip to Egypt in January. Will let you know 
how that goes on our return." • Stella 
Clark O'Shea wrote that she and her hus- 
band spend a few summer weekends in 
Amagansett, Long Island, with Martha 
Miele Harrington and Jane Wray Ryan. Both 
are doing great. Her Newton roommate, 
Norah McGinity Frei, visits her family on 
Long Island every summer, so she and Stella 
get to spend time together there. Norah lives 
in California. When Brenda Baxter 
McHugh, who lives in Texas, comes east, 
she and Stella are able to visit. Stella visited 
Kathleen Runkle O'Brien this fall at Kathy's 
home in Kiawah, SC. This was for their 
annual golfing week. Stella's catering busi- 
ness, Stellabrations, is going well and keeps 
her busy. She and Rick have five children 
and four grandchildren. • Julie O'Neil is 
loving retirement after forty-two years in the 
classroom in the Medford school system. 
She is looking forward to many healthy 
years in which to enjoy it. In June, her 
daughter, Nancy, was married in the 
Catskills to William Steers. Julie hopes to 
journey often to Rye, NY, to visit them. 
Elaine Holland Early and I enjoyed a 
gourmet feast at Julie's home a couple of 
weeks after the wedding and were excited to 
hear the details of the wedding day and to 
see the pictures of the bridal party. 

Robert W. Sullivan, Jr. 

484 Pleasant St. 

Brockton, MA 02303 

John J. Lane is a candidate for Director, West 
of the Mississippi in the 2004-05 Boston College 
Alumni Association National Board of 
Directors Election. Please take the time to 
review the ballot and candidate information 
beginning on page 32 of this Class Notes 
section. Your participation in this election 
process is important. Make your voice heard! 

This edition of class notes will be the 
slimmest I can remember doing, since I 
haven't heard from very many people; please 
try to keep your classmates in mind when 
you have something of interest to say or 
report. • One person who sent me a great 
e-mail was John Cummings, who is still in 
Cairo, Egypt. John and his wife, Joanne, 
celebrated their twenty-fifth in a very 
unorthodox manner — he in Cairo, she in 
Iraq. Joanne's Arab-language skills make 
her very useful in trying to get a new govern- 
ment started in Iraq. John spends a lot of 
time in the region as senior economist with 
the US Agency for International 
Development. They have been in the Middle 
East for twenty-four years. Their college-age 
sons are now here in the US attending 

college. He didn't say so, but I got the 
idea he'd love to hear from some of his 
friends from BC. His e-mail address is • By the time 
you read this, our annual spring events will 
be fast approaching. Laetare Sunday is 
March 21, 2004. On Saturday, May 8, 2004, 
we'll have the annual minireunion: Mass 
at St. Mary's at 5:30, followed by hors 
d'oeuvres and dinner in Gasson. You can get 
tickets from Peg Collins by calling 617-782- 
9328. • I need help with a lot of things in 
life, one of which is material for writing this 
column. Please take the time to get me some 
of the news of your lives. Godspeed to all. 


Martha Clancy Rudman 

1819 Lakeside Drive 

Arlington, TX 76013 

I am writing this from Cape Cod, during the 
blizzard of December 2003! Pretty land- 
scape, but we are worried about our friend 
coming up from New York for our trip to 
Ireland. This is her second day of traveling, 
trying to get here! • One of our classmates 
writes "My children's accomplishments 
have been to humble me and my spouse, to 
nearly send us to the poor house, to keep us 
sleep deprived from 0-2 years and 16-22 yrs. 
= 8 years each child x 3 = 24 yrs. of sleep 
deprivation; this is what many people think 
is 'old-age forgetfulness,' but it is really the 
aftermath of sleep deprivation. On the other 
hand, they have provided six grandchildren 
who are clearly baby geniuses and who are 
all under the age of eight and are still quite 
delightful, having caused us no sleep 
deprivation." • Mookie Stehling Kamps, of 
Milwaukee, writes: "Professor Judith Wilt, 
holder of the Newton-alumnae-supported 
BC chair in the humanities, met with the 
Newton alumnae of Chicago in November 
for lunch and conversation at the Chicago 
Women's Club. Professor Wilt, a lively, 
compact, gray-haired woman, discussed the 
book she is writing on the 19th-century 
feminist novelist, Mary Arnold Ward. It's 
Wilt's aim, she said, to bring Ward 'back up 
to size.'" Afterward, Mookie and Mary Alice 
Molloy strolled together down Michigan 
Avenue, stopping at the Terra Art Museum 
to see a show on the American modernists. 

• Bob and I spent Thanksgiving in Franklin, 
TN, at our daughter Mary's home. On our 
way to Franklin we stopped in Vicksburg, 
MS, to visit the Civil War battlefield. Our 
other three children drove from Texas (via 
North Carolina), or flew from Las Vegas and 
Denver with grandchildren and spouses in 
tow. "Mother Hen" (that's me) was thrilled. 

• Another couple who traveled over 
Thanksgiving was Ellen MacDonald 
Carbone and Duane, who drove to Virginia 
to be with one of their sons and his family. 
Mary Sue Flanagan was spending her 
holiday in DC, rather than contending with 
the traffic along the Northeast corridor. She 
also said that she had visited JFK's grave on 
November 22. How could forty years pass so 
quickly? • Bob and I attended a BC gathering 
of alumni and parents of students in Dallas 
in early November. Rev. Joseph Marchese, 
director, first-year experience, spoke — 


among many topics — of the emphasis the 
Jesuits are placing on volunteerism. Thirty- 
three percent of the BC students do some 
form of volunteering. That evening we 
also had the pleasure of meeting Peter 
McLaughlin ('59, BC Department of 
Development) who is the brother-in-law of 
Beth Good Wadden and the husband of 
Honey Good ('59). My niece Annie (the 
daughter of Molly, '63), a junior at Fordham, 
will spend her Christmas vacation in Belize 
as a volunteer. • Carol McGee Gardenier 
informs us that Ann Gardenier Walsh and 
Ann's daughter spent a month in Florence 
last summer. Ann lives in Bolton. I write 
this as 2003 comes to an end. May peace, 
health and happiness be with you in 2004. 
(Don't forget I would like to receive USPS 
letters too, to add news to our column.) 

Frank and Trish Faggiano 

33 Gleason Rd. 

Reading, MA 01867 

Classmates from the School of Nursing held 
a Cape Cod minireunion this past summer. 
Ten members held a long lunch at the 
Mattakeese Wharf in Barnstable in August. 
Three class members had not seen each 
other in forty-five years. Sally (Osbourne) 
Russell earned her master's degree from BC 
in 1967, is married with three children and 
lives in Brockton. Sally spends weekend on 
the Cape in West Harwich. She retired two 
years ago, after working as a certified 
diabetes educator for seventeen years. 
Rosemary (Dervan) Sullivan recently retired 
from the American Red Cross. She and her 
husband, Jim, are busy enjoying their three 
grandchildren. The Sullivans have a home at 
the Cape in Bourne. Kathy (Curtiss) McCue 
is another member of the "Cape Club," 
where she and her husband, Michael, spend 
six months each year. They have four 
children and four grandchildren. Helen 
(Murdock) Rogers and her husband, Tom, 
have been married for thirty-seven years and 
have homes in Uxbridge and Brewster. 
They have three daughters and five grand- 
children. Helen received her doctorate in 
nursing in 1996 from Widener University 
in Pennsylvania and currently serves as 
chairperson of the Department of Nursing 
at Worcester State College. Nancy (Cartnick) 
Fay and her husband, Jim, recently moved to 
Canton (GA), near their daughter, Wendy 
(Fay) Etheridge, ('87). Summers are spent in 
their Tuftonboro (NH), home. The Fays have 
three children and nine grandchildren. 
Others attending the luncheon were Laurel 
Eisenhauer, Katherine (Barry) Frame, Gloria 
(Pratt) Casieri, Marietta (Walsh) Kennedy 
and Jane Sheehan. • The School of 
Education also reported on their own Cape 
Cod minireunion. Mary Shea, Jane Kilgallen 
Kime and Jack, and Mary Ann Fitzpatrick 
joined Bea Hanley Lee and her husband, 
Dick, eldest daughter, son-in-law and grand- 
daughter for a cookout and afternoon of 
remembering. Earlier in that same week, 
Bea caught up with Margaret Lynch 
O'Connor and Brian. She also reports that 
Jean Marie Haragan Allen is living in New 
Hampshire and is the proud grandmother 

to Joshua and Benjamin. She also reported 
that Rev. Wally Blackwood will be leaving St. 
Anne's in Peabody to be pastor of parishes 
in Manchester-by-the-Sea. Bea is living in 
Lake Ridge, (VA), and is the director of the 
Offender Program for the Domestic 
Violence Intervention Program. She is also a 
Virginia Supreme Court-certified family 
mediator. She would love to hear from any 
classmates ( • Mark 
Dullea sent us an interesting note informing 
us that he wrapped up his career as an urban 
planner fifteen years ago and started a 
carpet-cleaning company with a couple of 
twists: all-natural cleaning products and 
hardly any water. Mark is married to Donna 
Quakers, (Ph.D. '71). Donna directs 
the Center for Effective University 
Teaching at Northeastern University. 
• Richard LaFrencere wrote to us in June to 
tell us that he and his wife, Debbie, will be 
living in the UK for the next five years. He 
retired two years ago, but Debbie accepted 
the Department of Defense's offer of a 
position in contracting located in Bristol, 
England. He can be reached at the following 
address: DCMA Bristol, PSC 36, Unit 4825, 
APO, AE 09456-4825. • Thank you for your 
input. We heard from a wide range of class- 
mates who were contacting us for the first 
time. Please continue to write or e-mail us. 


Mary Ann Brennan Keyes 

94 Abbott Rd. 

Wellesley, MA 02481 

Winter is coming in with a blast as we 
anticipate the first Nor'easter to arrive 
tomorrow. By the time you receive this, 
hopefully, spring will be on its way. 
• Just today I heard from Joanne Meehan 
Berghold, who writes about her new book. 
Montana Hometown Rodeo, a photography 
book with some text, due to be out in May, 
documents an aspect of rural Western life 
that is changing. Joanne spent ten summers 
following the small local rodeos all over 
Montana. The book documents a sport that 
grew out of a way of life — a way of life that is 
sadly disappearing due to the economics of 
ranching. Her powerful black-and-white 
images show rodeo action as well as the life 
of rodeo families behind the scenes. The 
book will be published by the Museum of 
New Mexico Press. Joanne went to Newton 
for three years, married and then received 

Save the Date 

Alumni Evening at the Arts Festival 
Saturday, May i, 2004 

Experience the arts at BC 

• Reception and Dinner 

• BC bOp\ Concert 

• Anything Goes 

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• Art exhibits, demonstrations 
and much more 

For more information, visit 
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her BFA from Manhattanville. Her black- 
and-white photographs have been exhibited 
on the East Coast as well as in Montana and 
Japan. • Marsha Whelan writes that she is in 
transition from her job as executive director 
of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools and 
has moved back to Greenwich, CT. She is 
looking forward to doing some special 
projects for the adult community at Convent 
of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich, beginning 
in January. She is also finishing her last year 
on the board of directors of the Kenwood 
Retirement Home for the Religious of the 
Sacred Heart. In the meantime, she is 
enjoying some travel as she waits for her 
new home to be built. Marsha has 
reconnected with Valerie McMahon Vincent, 
who in the last few years received her 
master's degree in theology from Fordham 
University. She also sits on the board of 
directors of Fordham Prep. According to 
Marsha, Valerie and Sheila Tiernan Balboni 
traveled to Cuba together, which is why they 
missed our last reunion. • Parti Joyce Figge 
has recently moved to New York City and is 
enjoying connecting with lots of old friends. 

• In November, Sacred Heart in Greenwich 
honored two families to whom many of us at 
Newton were very close. For me, attending 
that gala event was a wonderful reunion 
with many Newton friends, including 
Carolyn Dursi Porteous, who continues to 
work for Cablevison, Peggy Brennan Hassett 
and Patty Joyce Figge, to mention a few. 

• Penny Whelan Kirk and I are both in voice 
in the work of Voice of the Faithful. I am 
one of the founders and now work at the 
national office helping to start and maintain 
affiliates all over. We have a presence in 
most states and in Australia, New Zealand 
and Canada, with membership in many 
other countries. • Please send news so we 
can keep up-to-date with all of you and 
stay connected! 

Matthew J. McDonnell 
121 Shore Ave. 

Quincy, MA 02169 


A wonderful article appeared in September 
in the Patriot Ledger recounting the remark- 
able recovery from a brain aneurysm of 
Karen Quirk, wife of Tom Quirk. Both 
Tom and Karen are now reaching out to 
make others more aware of the condition, 
its symptoms and risks, and the need 
for research to prevent aneurysms from 
forming and for better treatment when 
they occur. The Quirks, who have four 
children and live in Scituate, have become 
active in the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. 
Tom is now vice president of the foundation 
and is a principal in Paramount Partners, a 
real estate brokerage firm in Braintree. 
• Tony Dragone continues his very busy and 
successful surgical practice with Quincy 
Surgical Associates, associated with Quincy 
Medical Center (formerly Quincy Hospital), 
which is now affiliated with Boston Medical 
Center (a merger of the former University 
Hospital and Boston City Hospital). • The 
summer issue carried a poem, written by 
Bill Cosdey, our class poet laureate, entitled 
"On My Turning 61 - To My Son Alex, 37." 


Some heady stuff to contemplate as our kids 
(and we) get up there in years. • Frank 
McDermott continues his long and 
distinguished career as regional solicitor for 
the US Department of Labor at the JFK 
Building in Boston. He and his wife, Brenda 
('64), live in Westford. • Frank Catapano 
lives in Marblehead and continues his suc- 
cessful practice as a Boston-based sports 
agent; he represents many former BC 
athletes, particularly in basketball and foot- 
ball, with his name seen frequently in the 
sports pages, speaking on behalf of his 
clients. • Paul McDevitt was honored in 
December as Man of the Year by the 
Paraclete Center, a faith-based organization 
that responds to specific educational needs 
of urban youth and their families and is 
housed in the former St. Augustine's 
convent in South Boston. Paul founded and 
operates Modern Assistance Programs, Inc., 
which houses a full staff of mental health 
and substance abuse counselors, all of 
which is funded by private health funds. 
Paul specializes in advising employers with 
their Employee Assistance programs. Paul 
and his wife, Suzanne M. Bump ('78), a 
lawyer in practice with Paul's son, Neil P. 
McDevitt ('95), in the Braintree law firm 
Hynes, McDevitt and Bump, split their time 
between their South Boston apartment and 
their house in Great Barrington. •I'm sad to 
report the death of Phyllis Rauch McGrath, a 
retired nurse who had been living in 
Sarasota, FL. Class sympathies to her family. 

• Finally, on an entirely different note, our 
son, Paul McDonnell, ('93), married his 
sweetheart, Laura Bradanini, ('98), in a 
Greek Orthodox ceremony in October on 
Cape Cod — no references, please, to My 
Big, Fat Greek Wedding, although Eileen and 
I did see the flick to see what to expect — 
conclusion: no comparison. A long weekend 
on the Cape, concluding with a reception at 
the Wychmere Harbor Club, accentuated 
this unforgettable vacation. Paul and Laura, 
after a honeymoon to Hawaii, are settled in 
Brookline. Needless to say, the echoes rang 
again as BC alumni were well represented in 
the wedding party and on the guest list. 

• Please take the time to keep your class 
correspondent informed by e-mail or snail 
mail. Hope all of you enjoyed the Christmas 


Marie Craigin Wilson 

2701 Treasure Lane 

Naples, FL 34102 


Maureen Gallagher Costello 

42 Doncaster St. 

Roslindale, MA 02131 



The Reunion Committee is working hard in 
planning for our upcoming 40th reunion 
to be held June 4 - 6, 2004. Mark your 
calendars for that weekend, especially for 
our class dinner on Saturday night, June 5. 
Watch for your reunion brochure and for 
registration information in the mail. • Class 
events held in November and January were a 

great success. There were over 70 people at 
our post-game reception after the BC/West 
Virginia football game in November and 
over 40 people attended the post-game 
reception after the BC/Seton Hall basketball 
game in January. • Please write with news to 
include for the next edition of Class Notes. 
Enjoy the New Year! 



Priscilla Weinlandt Lamb 

125 Elizabeth Rd. 

New Rochelle, NY 10804 



It was with much sadness that I received 
the news of the death of Barbara Corsa. Her 
sister contacted the Alumni Office to say 
that she passed away on May 12, 2003. 
There was no further information. It is 
particularly poignant to hear of the death of 
a classmate as we near the fortieth 
anniversary of our graduation. Reunions are 
a wonderful opportunity for reconnecting, 
but they are also a time of remembrance. I 
urge you all to plan on attending our fortieth 
reunion, held Friday, June 4, through 
Sunday, June 6. Those of you who have gone 
to past reunions know what fun it is. If each 
of you brought a classmate who is, perhaps, 
a little "reunion-shy," think what a turnout 
we could have! • Now here's someone who is 
planning to be at the reunion. Sheila Lynch 
Thompsonflores called, and I was so fasci- 
nated at the turns her life has taken that I 
made her put it in writing. Go, Sheila: "I am 
currently living in Bahrain. Six years ago, 
when my husband was Brazilian ambassa- 
dor to Saudi Arabia, we found that there was 
no longer any schooling available for our 
son in Riyadh, so I moved close by to 
Bahrain to put him in the US Defense Dept. 
school. My son is now majoring in political 
science at the University of Michigan in Ann 
Arbor, and my husband has retired, joining 
me in Bahrain and doing consulting work 
for Brazilian and American firms. I have 
been doing volunteer work, in archaeology, 
excavating 4,000-year-old tombs and doing 
conservation work on Islamic objects at a 
Koranic Museum. This is a field I love." 
Sheila has also had her own firm, in New 
York, specializing in the conservation of art 
objects, has been a block trader/ stockbroker, 
and, for seven years in Brazil, was an editor 
of a Brazilian magazine. Her husband has 
also been posted in France, Algeria and as 
ambassador to the UN. Sheila continues: 
"We both love to travel, especially around the 
Middle East. Next year we will probably 
move back to Brazil, and I look forward to 
fishing (another passion, along with 
shooting) and visiting prehistoric sites in 
northern Brazil." And I look forward to 
seeing you at the reunion. • Bunny Verdon 
checked in with the news that in the fall of 
'02 she was asked to teach at a paralegal 
college in Manhattan, and she absolutely 
loves it. Bunny says that "to be on 'the other 
side' — professor rather than student — 
was a new experience, and I say to anyone 
who will listen: 'Hats off to the teachers of 
the world!'" • This is for Karen Wallace 
Murray: It really is our fortieth reunion this 
time, so I hope you don't have another grad- 
uation to go to, because we're all looking for- 

ward to seeing you! One last note: I'm 
looking for candid photos from our years at 
Newton. Please send them to me ASAP. 
I promise to return them if you want them 
back. I have a plan. 

Patricia McNulty Harte 

6 Everett Ave. 

Winchester, MA 01890 


Matt Soldano is co-chairing the Greater 
Boston Catholic Charities Christmas Dinner 
with Neal Harte. Matt and Gonzaga High 
School (Washington, DC) classmates Greg 
Haight, Dick Flynn and Jim Eckloff 
had their annual reunion recently. • Dick 
Manasseri is living in Texas and running 
triathlons. • Jim Mahoney and Sarah Ann's 
fourth grandchild was born this past 
October to son Jim and his wife, Kim. Elise 
Lydia joins big brother Jay in Tucker, GA. 
• I am sure you as classmates enjoyed 
reading the last edition of our class of '65 
news. That was because classmates took 
the time to send me some news. Let's 
take the time to write something for the next 
edition. You can always e-mail me at 
trishharte @ 

Linda Mason Crimmins 

R.R. 1, Box 1396 

Stroudsburg, PA 18360 


Priscilla A. Durkin is a candidate for 
Director, Newton College in the 2004-05 Boston 
College Alumni Association National Board 
of Directors Election. Please take the time 
to review the ballot and candidate 
information beginning on page }2 of this Class 
Notes section. Your participation in this 
election process is important. Make your 
voice heard! 

Judy Violick and her husband, Larry Hedge, 
moved into their new home in Orange 
County, CA, in October. Their house is on 
the rim of a canyon, with an awesome view 
of the Saddleback Mountains in the distance 
and a golf course just below. Even though 
they were fifty miles from the closest 
wildfire, Judy reports they could see the 
smoke plumes and smell the smoke. Some 
days it was difficult to breathe outside, and 
the ashes were everywhere. The first ten 
days they were there, the temperature was 
over 95 degrees, and the supermarkets were 
all on strike. Other than that, things are 
going well, and Judy hopes someone will 
come to visit! • Boleslaw Wysocki died on 
July 14 at the age of 91. I have fond 
memories of his psychology classes! A 
concentration-camp survivor, Wysocki 
recounted his experiences in his memoir, 
Urge to Live. He joined the Newton faculty in 
the Department of Psychology in 1962 and 
continued at Boston College until he retired 
in 1998. That means he retired at the age of 
86. 1 guess I really did take early retirement! 
• Space limitations in the last column pre- 
vented the inclusion of my glowing reports 
about my safari to Kenya in August. Six of 
us, including my son Mike ('90), his wife, 
Leslie, and my daughter Kelley spent twelve 
days on an unforgettable journey through 


Kenya's national parks and preserves. 
We saw an amazing array of animals, 
including a mother lion carrying one cub 
while another held on to her tail, a newborn 
elephant, and the migration of tens of 
thousands of wildebeest. It's a trip that I 
would highly recommend. • I am currently 
working part time at East Stroudsburg 
University, supervising student teachers 
who are majoring in special education. I also 
present math workshops for teachers in 
grades K-8 and write federal and state grants 
for some local school districts. So I'm not 
exactly retired, but all of the work I do is on 
a flexible time schedule allowing me the 
freedom to visit my granddaughter in South 
Carolina quite often. • Please take a moment 
to send news about your life and about 
fellow classmates for the next column. Next 
year will be our fortieth reunion — I know, 
I can't believe it either. Let's each try to 
contact one classmate who has not been 
mentioned in this column in the last year 
and start talking up the reunion. I am 
looking forward to seeing lots of classmates 
in 2005! Until then, may good health and a 
contented life be yours. 

Class Notes Editor 

Boston College Alumni House 

825 Centre St. 

Newton, MA 02458 

classnotes @ 


Catherine Beyer Hurst 

49 Lincoln St. 

Cambridge, MA 02141 

Condolences to Dee O'Brien Bailey on the 

death of her husband, Jack Bailey, in 
September. His funeral was attended by 
Governor John Rowland and Senator 
Christopher Dodd, as well as by prosecutors 
and police officers from across the state. 
Jack was deemed Connecticut's "greatest 
crime fighter" in a eulogy delivered by 
Rowland. According to the AP article 
describing Jack, he was "a prosecutor with 
compassion, a man who led the crackdown 
on drug dealers and gang members but also 
took time to counsel young people in trou- 
ble." His death came from a form of Lou 
Gehrig's disease at the age of 59. 

• Kathy Hyland Krein wrote in September to 
report that her employer, Highmark, was 
closing its Hartford office, which left Kathy 
job hunting and "truly dreading it." 
Hopefully, Kathy will have cheerier news to 
report in the next issue! • Sandra Puerini 
DelSesto welcomed a new grandson in 
October, Michael James DelSesto. 

• Barbara Childs Dwyer and Frank Hall, 
were married on November 28 and honey- 
mooned in Puerto Rico in early December. 
(She says she caught the superintendent on 
a good day — getting a week off for a honey- 
moon during the school year!) Barbara's life 
is very full these days — daughter Megan and 
her husband are expecting twins in March. 
Barb has also been enduring a major rehab 
on her beautiful old Connecticut farmhouse. 
She writes: "My house is a disaster. No 
floors, walls, etc! They discovered rot from 
water damage in the foundation in the back 

stairway and porch area. There is not a 
decent foundation in any of the 
kitchen/porch area. There is nothing hold- 
ing up my house!" • Your class secretary, 
Cathy Beyer Hurst, is in her fifth year of 
teaching marketing and management at 
Simmons College in Boston; this past sum- 
mer, she also took over as director of the 
undergraduate management program there. 

Charles and Mary-Anne Benedict 
84 Rockland Place . 
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464 

Jerome Bello is a candidate for Secretary in 
the 2004-05 Boston College Alumni Association 
National Board of Directors Election. Please 
take the time to review the ballot and candidate 
information beginning on page )2 of this Class 
Notes section. Your participation in this election 
process is important. Make your voice heard! 

Peter Boulais and his wife, Charlene, write 
of a wonderful weekend at their home in 
Pebble Beach, CA. Their guests included 
Mike MaGuire and Mike McGinty (original- 
ly with class of '67). MaGuire came in from 
Seattle and McGuinty from Boston. Peter 
had just recently gotten a new golden 
retriever puppy, appropriately named BC. 
Peter also saw Becky and Jack Damico last 
year on a trip to Spanish Bay, a resort in 
Pebble Beach. Peter is running a company 
that delivers telephone directories through- 
out the US, Canada and the UK. Peter's 
daughter, Nicole ('92), is living in Rochester, 
NY, and is on the staff of RIT. 
• Bill Donovan writes us with a sad note 
about his BC roommate, David Shores. 
David passed away November 9 in Newport 
Beach, CA. David was originally from 
Pennsylvania and attended BC on a football 
scholarship. He was president and owner of 
Amalgamated Graphic Services and COO of 
Shorko Advertising, Inc., of Newport Beach. 
David sold his businesses and attended 
Western State College of Law, where he 
obtained his JD at age 53. He became a 
successful and prominent attorney in 
Orange County. The class offers its sincere 
condolences to David's wife, Diane, and to 
his son, Ryan. • Mary-Anne Benedict has 
accepted an appointment to the American 
Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission 
on Accreditation. The commission is a 
committee of the American Nurses 
Association, which has responsibility for set- 
ting the standards and monitoring 
continuing-education programs and 
providers nationally. Congratulations, 
commissioner! • Bill Serow passed away on 
November 5 in Germany. Bill was an 
economics professor at Florida State 
University and former director of the FSU 
Center for the Study of Population. At the 
time of his death, Bill was guest lecturer at 
Martin Luther University. Bill was at FSU 
for twenty-two years. After BC, Bill earned 
his Master's and Doctoral degrees, both in 
economics at Duke. A scholarship has been 
established in his name through the FSU 
Foundation. Our prayers are offered for his 
repose and in support of his wife Betty 
(Goetz) Serow also a classmate. Betty is the 

owner of Renaissance Travel Service in 
Tallahassee, FL. We personally expressed the 
condolences of the class to Betty. • By the 
time you read this, BC should be in the 
Frozen Four in ice hockey, and the basket- 
ball team will have earned an invitation to 
post-season play. Hope 2004 is treating you 
and yours extremely well. 

M. Adrierine Tarr Free 

3627 Great Laurel Lane 

Fairfax, VA 22033 



Important note ... see above: I have a new 
e-mail address! Please use it soon, and send 
me news of what you are doing in this new 
year. I am writing as snow pounds the 
Northeast, but I hope you will read this in 
the warmth and beauty of an early spring. 

• Kathleen Doran Hegenbart managed an 
early start on her holiday cards, sending the 
report of a new arrival to the family. Her 
daughter, Christine Todd, delivered little 
Eleanor in November. Christine works 
across the street from Kathleen; plus, the 
Todds live in Wellesley and summer near 
the Hegenbarts on Cape Cod, so sharing 
time with the three grandkids (isn't that a 
friendlier way to say "baby-sitting"?) is a 
favorite pastime. The Hegenbarts' son, Jay, 
and his wife live and work in New York City. 
Earlier this year, Kathleen wrote to say that 
her niece, Amy, was engaged to Tim, son of 
Audie Finnegan Tunney. Well, the wedding 
came off beautifully in August in New 
Haven, CT In Kathleen's words, "Audie was 
just a star. She looked so beautiful in beige 
and, as you would expect, was a gracious, 
articulate and fun mother of the groom." 
Audie has retired to Ellsworth, ME, where 
she had always summered. Tim and Amy, 
who met at UMass, are teaching, doing 
social work and living in that same area. 

• Rosemary Daly Marcuss also reported that 
she was the mother of a groom in 
September. Her son, Aidan, married Mamie 
Fitzgerald. He lives in Boston and works for 
Monitor. For those of you who had lost track 
of Rosemary up to now, she is still in DC, 
working as an economist, serving as the 
deputy director of the US Bureau of 
Economic Analysis. Her husband still prac- 
tices law, and her married daughter, an attor- 
ney, lives in Baltimore. • Heard from Pat 
Curtis Beirne. She is a gardener by trade in 
Ipswich. She and her husband of thirty- 
three years, John, love to travel year-round. 
They climbed Kilimanjaro in 1990, trekked 
across Nepal and Peru, and hiked across the 
Grand Canyon, "the wrong way," she said. 
They have a sailboat, too. She is still hoping 
to spend some time with Gayle Forbes and 
Martha Cumings Wirkutis, but as with the 
rest of us, intentions sometimes are hard to 
see to fruition. Her older daughter, Chloe, is 
married, and the younger one, Mollie, is 
soon to be, so perhaps Pat will find time to 
travel with her old Newton friends. • I know 
more is going on with us than appears 
in this column. Whether I personally 
remember you or not, there is someone who 
will and who would love to hear about what 
you are doing. Our class prayer network still 
exists; no special intentions sent in recently. 


fust think of what you need prayers for, and 
remember the same for all of us. Enjoy the 
bursts of new life as spring shows its bright 
face in your area, and stay in touch! 

Judith Anderson Day 

; : The Brentwood 323 

11500 San Vicente Blvd. 

Los Angeles, CA '90049 

Congratulations to Richard Connelly on 

being named director of the Defense Energy 
Support Center. He has had a long history of 
service to the nation as well as to the 
Defense Logistics Agency, which he joined 
in 1972. Headquartered at Fort Belvoir, VA, 
DLA provides supply support and technical 
and logistics services to the US military 
services and to several federal civilian 
agencies. After graduation from BC with a 
degree in Economics, Richard served with 
the US Army in Vietnam. He attended 
Stanford University Graduate School of 
Business as a Sloan Fellow and received his 
master of science degree in management in 
1978. In 2003, he was selected for the 
Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious 
Executive. • As always, early spring brings 
perennial dreams of the "Best of Times" to 
the Red Sox Nation. May 2004 be our year 
to celebrate! 


Kathleen Hastings Miller 

8 Brookline Rd. 

Scarsdale, NY 10583 

Katheryn HoGan Mullaney is a candidate 
for Director, Newton College in the 2004-05 
Boston College Alumni Association National 
Board of Directors Election. Please take the 
time to review the ballot and candidate 
information beginning on page 52 of this Class 
Notes section. Your participation in this 
election process is important. Make your 
voice heard! 

There is snow on the ground and holiday 
festivities are in full swing as I write. 
Moments of peace are cherished . . . glad 
tidings extended to all. • I was happy to hear 
from Julie Gehan Tonks, who sent a 
Christmas newsletter to share. The year 
2003 found her very busy with her two 
children's weddings. Thanks to digital 
technology, she was able to send photos. 
Julie, I don't know if you see it, but your 
daughter looks just like you did some 30 
years ago! Julie and her husband, Phil, own 
and operate the Grand View Winery near 
East Calais, VT. It is one of the 60 Vermont 
attractions showcased on the official State 
of Vermont map! I can't wait to check it 
out on our next trip north. • Best wishes to 
everyone for the New Year. Keep in touch. 

James R. Littleton 

39 Dale St. 

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 


Robert E. Burke is a candidate for Director, 
East of the Mississippi in the 2004-05 Boston 
College Alumni Association National Board of 
Directors Election. Please take the time to 
review the ballot and candidate information 

beginning on page }2 of this Class Notes section. 
Your participation in this election process is 
important. Make your voice heard! 

Martin D. Gavin is a candidate for 
Nominating Chair-Elect in the 2004-05 Boston 
College Alumni Association National Board of 
Directors Election. Please take the time to 
review the ballot and candidate information 
beginning on page 32 of this Class Notes section. 
Your participation in this election process is 
important. Make your voice heard! 

Marty Gavin is heading the class of 1969's 
thirty-fifth reunion committee. There will be 
reunion events scheduled over the next 
couple of months. Information on the 
events will be mailed to you. Please plan on 
attending the thirty-fifth reunion party on 
Saturday, June 5, 2004. • Jay Doyle is a 
partner with the Milford CPA firm Brown & 
Doyle and is living in Worcester. • Please 
take the time to write or e-mail me with 
information on what is going on with you. 

Mary Cabel Costello 

4507 Swan Lake Drive 

Copley, OH 44321 




Susan Power Gallagher is a candidate for 
Vice President/President-Elect in the 2004-05 
Boston College Alumni Association National 
Board of Directors Election. Please take the 
time to review the ballot and candidate 
information beginning on page 32 of this Class 
Notes section. Your participation in this 
election process is important. Make your 
voice heard! 

Greetings! Hope spring is coming your way 
and you are thinking, "What should I wear 
to the reunion?" We have lots planned for 
you. • Condolences are offered to Paula 
Fisher Paterson on the death of her mother 
on September 18, 2003. • Carol Romano 
Tuohey weathered out Hurricane Isabel, but 
not without lots of preparations. She sent 
me photos of how her dock and its 
pilings were all underwater. She also sent 
photos of the Naval Academy under water. 

• On a happier note, Polly Glynn Kerrigan 
and her husband recently returned from a 
trip to Scotiand and Ireland. My daughter is 
hoping to do a year abroad in Scotland 
next year, where she can fine-tune her 
golf game and study at the same time. 

• Jill Hendrickson Daly's son Conor is a 
first-year student at Georgetown Law 
School. • Adrienne Tarr Free ('67) sent 
me a newspaper clipping featuring our very 
own Kathy Hartnagle Halayko. She 
was awarded the Washington Post's 
Distinguished Educational Leadership 
Award for the 2003-04 school year. The 
award recognizes an outstanding principal 
from each local school district, and Kathy 
won from the city of Falls Church, VA. 
According to her staff, who nominated her, 
Kathy "has cultivated a community of caring 
learners, a highly dedicated staff and parents 
who are very much involved in their 
children's learning." She continues to be 
on cloud nine because she also won the 
Greater Washington Reading Council Award 

(part of the International Reading 
Association). Congratulations, Kathy! 
• Deborah Donovan has changed jobs. Last 
June she began working at seCTer, the 
Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise 
Region, a regional economic development 
organization. After thirty-four years in 
the tourism industry, she is taking a 
different course. She continues with her 
master's program in American Studies at 
Trinity College in Hartford. She has present- 
ed a paper to both the New London 
Maritime Society and the New London 
County Historical Society, of which she is a 
board member. She will be writing her 
thesis about a whaling journal from 1855. 
She reports that Kate Wallace O'Rourke is a 
grandmother again. Congratulations! Bring 
pictures to the reunion. I hope to see many 
of you there on June 4-6. 

' Norman C. Cavallaro 

c/o North Cove Outfitters 

75 Main St. 

Old Saybrook, CT 06475 

Robert L. Bouley is a candidate for Vice 
President/President-Elect in the 2004-05 
Boston College Alumni Association National 
Board of Directors Election. Please take the 
time to review the ballot and candidate 
information beginning on page 32 of this Class 
Notes section. Your participation in this 
election process is important. Make your 
voice heard! 

Fran Dubrowski 

3215 Klingle Rd., N.W. 

Washington, DC 20008 


This fall has been a busy time for class- 
mates. Political commentators Elizabeth 
"Betty" Sherman and her husband, Mickey 
Edwards, were featured in a Boston Globe 
article entitled "In Politics and Marriage, 
These Opposites Attract." The article 
asked, "What happens when a seven-term 
Republican congressman from Oklahoma 
marries a lifelong liberal Massachusetts 
Democrat and authority on women and 
public policy? Answer: Nonstop talk about 
politics." Mickey (the political conservative 
of the pair) lectures at Harvard's Kennedy 
School of Government and offers political 
commentary on National Public Radio. 
Elizabeth (the liberal) is a research fellow at 
Harvard's Center for Public Leadership and 
a budding author — her upcoming book 
discusses women's political leadership. 

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They reside in historic Hingham Centre, 
where (according to the Globe) "a sterling- 
silver donkey and elephant go head-to-head 
on the table between their reading chairs." 

• This fall, I had the pleasure of a visit from 
Jane McMahon Endicott, who stopped by on 
her trek north to Connecticut after having 
dropped her eldest, Isabelle, off for the start 
of freshman year at Lynchburg College, VA. 
Jane returns home to begin tackling the 
grand American college tour anew with her 
youngest, Annie. Jane will be making the 
drive to Virginia periodically, however, so 
alumnae En route may want to get in touch 
with her. • Please pray that Terry Kindelan's 
husband, Rick, who recently received a 
kidney transplant, will continue to stabilize 
and improve. Terry reports she is 
"overwhelmed by the thoughts, prayers, 
cards, e-mails, etc.," that she received and is 
feeling "so blessed." She adds: "Rick is 
doing extremely well ... Life is returning to 
normal, for the first time in years .... " 

• We bought a home in Princeton, NJ, so 
that my youngest, Sarah, can attend Stuart 
Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, 
where Fran De La Chapelle is headmistress. 
Sarah is blossoming in the loving, 
stimulating environment that Fran has cre- 
ated, and I hope to take advantage of prox- 
imity to visit New Jersey alumnae. So if you 
are near Princeton, please e-mail me; I'd 
love to get together and chat. And, since 
business and my office take me frequendy to 
Washington, DC, I am eager as always to 
visit with alumnae passing through the 
nation's capital. • On a sadder note: Please 
pray for Marci Mahoney, who died on 
October 21, 2003. Several alums sent 
memories of Marci — of her sweetness, her 
grace under pressure, and the courage and 
optimism with which she tackled serious 
illness. Julie Nuzzo ('74) from the Boston 
College Alumni Office writes: "Marci was a 
dear person, and I feel fortunate to have met 
her last spring at the Newton College Lenten 
Day of Recollection. She and I corresponded 
occasionally since then. Her death shocked 
me even though I expected it. Her positive 
attitude was remarkable. I will miss her . . . 
her smile lit up a room." Marci is survived 
by her husband, Kent, and son, Jeffrey. 

Robert F. Maguire 

46 Plain Rd. 

Wayland, MA 01778 

Boston's Seaport Hotel was the inaugural 
site for the Boston College Finance Council 
Dinner. Robert E. Foley, Jr., established and 
organized the dinner. This year, David 
Spina, chairman and CEO of State Street 
Bank, was named the 2003 Executive of the 
Year. Our class was further represented by 
Chris Gorgone, Bob Lucey, Bob Griffin and 
Bob Maher. • Stephen Pucci of West 
Newbury had close ties to the Tour de 
France. Steve is an active cyclist who estab- 
lished the CCB cycling club. Racing for 
Steve was Tyler Hamilton. Tyler was the 
courageous racer who continued in the tour 
after suffering a broken clavicle. Perhaps 
Steve coached a little "Ever to Excel" to 
Tyler during his time with CCB. 

• Daniel J. Johnston of Norfolk, president 
of the Automobile Insurer's Bureau of 
Massachusetts, reports that Robert F. Roach 
passed away in November after a bout with 
cancer. Bob, a math major, became an 
actuary and worked in several key 
insurance-industry positions. 


Georgina M. Pardo 

6800 S.W. 67th St. 

South Miami, FL 33143 

Class of '71, here are the updates in your 
own words . . . Joan Abbott Kiley wrote, 
"My husband, Jack, and I are still living in 
Needham. We are, for the time being, empty 
nesters, since our daughter Julianne went 
off to Connecticut College in New London, 
CT, this fall. Our older daughter, Megan, is a 
junior at Saint Anselm's in Manchester, NH. 
Probably most of our classmates have 
already reached this stage of their lives, but 
if not, tell them not to be afraid. It's terrific! 
I recently had dinner with Noreen Carey- 
Neville. She is also an empty nester. One of 
her daughters graduated from college last 
spring, and her second daughter is a junior 
in college. She and her husband, Peter, are 
living not so far from us, and we do 
occasionally have the pleasure of spending 
time with them. • Marianne Griffin Devine 
wrote to tell us, "Our older daughter, Kate, is 
getting married on July 31 to Steve Devine — 
no relation, just the same name! Our 
younger daughter, Meghan, is a first 
lieutenant in the US Army, stationed at Fort 
Hood, TX. Her division is scheduled for 
deployment to Iraq in March, so please keep 
her and her soldiers in your prayers. Best 
wishes for a wonderful holiday to everyone." 
• Delly Beekman sent us this news: "I was 
just slated for a three-year term as secretary 
of the Association of Junior Leagues 
International. My second son, Richard, 
('00), is marrying one of his classmates, 
Jennifer Melvin, on June 26. We are very 
excited!" • And finally, Kate Russell wrote: "I 
live in Greenwich, CT, and work at Gartner, 
a technology-research firm. My son, Alex, is 
14 and a freshman at Greenwich High. I see 
Chris Peterson, Susie Martin and Kathy 
(Morrison) McShane several times per year 
(most notably every summer by Kathy and 
George's pool, where we relive our college 
days). Other than that, life is quiet (and 
good)." • Thanks to everyone who wrote. It is 
wonderful to hear from you. May your 2004 
be filled with peace, happiness, good health 
and wonder. 

Lawrence G. Edgar 

530 S. Barrington Ave., No. no 

Los Angeles, CA 90049 

This will be a first for me in all my years of 
writting this column: I got no letters, no 
clippings, and no unsolicited e-mails, so it's 
going to be mostly updates on some often- 
mentioned names. It's been generally a 
good year for our crew of Eagle fans here in 
Santa Monica. Every season the age range 
increases by a year; it's now from eighty-one 
to twenty-two. One weekend, I didn't get my 

fill on Saturday, so I visited John Sacco in 
Newport Beach, where his cable system gets 
Doug Flutie's games. John reported that he 
hears from his former Atlanta neighbor Phil 
Marzetti, who's a tax attorney there. One of 
Phil's kids attends BC, and another has 
graduated. • Another guest at the Sacco's 
that day was John Coll, who attended the 
Eagles' big win at Penn State earlier in the 
season. BC has scored two wins in its legal 
dispute with the city of Newton on the 
strength of its litigator Ken Fleter. Ken, who 
was Phil's classmate at Harvard Law, has 
now won the case at every level short of the 
Massachusetts Supreme Court. • I spoke to 
Frank Buckley, whose move from a thirty- 
one year Coast Guard career to the 
Department of Homeland Security was 
described last issue. He's tells me that he 
sees Chuck Brain, who's now a Washington 
lobbyist after having served in the Clinton 
White House. • Speaking of that location, 
San Francisco lawyer Kevin Shannon tells 
me that he has more insight into what goes 
on there since Dick Cheney appointed his 
Columbia Law School classmate and friend 
Scooter Libby as his chief of staff. • One of 
my double classmates (Dartmouth Tuck 
School and BC), Jack Harrington, is the CFO 
and VP of the National Standards Board, a 
non-profit organization in Manhattan, and 
commutes in from Brewster, NY. That's all 
I have. Please let me hear from you. 

Nancy Brouillard McKenzie 
7526 Sebago Rd. 
1 Bethesda, MD 20817-4840 


Norma Tanguay Frye is a candidate for 
Director, Newton College in the 2004-05 Boston 
College Alumni Association National Board of 
Directors Election. Please take the time to 
review the ballot and candidate information 
beginning on page 32 of this Class Notes section. 
Your participation in this election process is 
important. Make your voice heard! 

Meg Barres Alonso is keeping me updated 
on developments in astronomy. • In October, 
we visited Bob Braunreuther, SJ, who is 
leading retreats at the Loyola Retreat House 
in Maryland. • Mary Wurzelbacher Hogan 
and Phil will be moving into their new home 
in January. • If the music industry has the 
three tenors, we have the three realtors in 
our greater Washington, D.C. area. Barbara 
Cook Fabiani is with Weichert in McLean, 
VA, Meg Finn with Long and Foster in 
Bethesda, MD, and Susan Jaquet with WC. 
and A.N. Miller in Bethesda and the District 
of Columbia. Susan's daughter is a junior at 
Stone Ridge Country Day School of the 
Sacred Heart. Susan has a personal request 
to all Newton Alumnae for a copy of the tape 
from the Newton Parents' Weekend football 
game. Her son does not believe that she 
ever played football but Susan's jaw still 
remembers. In October, Eva Sereghy, Susan 
Jaquet, Tatiana Roodkowcky, Lisa Kirby 
Greissing, Sheila O'Reilly, Mary Stephens 
McDermott, Susan Turner Pinzuti and I had 
a mini Newton reunion at the reception for 
the Network of Sacred Heart Schools at 
Stone Ridge. We had a very spirited Newton 
corner and talked with Frances de la 





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Chapelle, RSCJ, and Martha Roughan, 
RSCJ, as though we were all back on 
campus. Take care and send news by 
e-mail, mail, and telephone. Remember to 
sign up for lifetime e-mail forwarding 
through the BC Alumni Web site. 
Classmates are looking for us! Think about 
visiting Washington, D.C. in the Spring for 
our annual Spring Tea. 

Joy A. Malone 

16 Lewis St. 

Little Falls, NY 13365 

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Nancy Warburton Desisto 

P.O. Box 142 

West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575 

Our class reunion was a great success; fifty 
people attended. Judith Wilt, Newton 
College's alumnae chair, led a discussion on 
Richard Russo's novel Empire Falls. Dinner 
was held at the Country Day School, with a 
DJ. Favors were an engraved picture frame. 
Mass was held in Trinity Chapel with a 
wonderful sermon and music. Our final 
activity was brunch in Barat. Check the BC 
Alumni Web site for pictures. • Nancy 
Warburton DeSisto has gone back to 
full-time employment, accepting a position 
in staff development and education for the 
state of Maine. She and her husband, 
Michael, are also looking for a new house. 
• Kathy McDonough Hinderhofer graciously 
opened her house to Patrice McGurk 
McAuliffe and Nancy Warburton DeSisto. 
Kathy is executive vice president at Citizens 
Bank and is responsible for the integration 
of their acquisitions. Her daughters, 
Emily and Kate, both attend Newton 
Country Day School. She also reports 
that she had a very nice dinner with 
Mary Sue Ryan McKenna, Joan Garrity 
Flynn, Mary Ann Van Gemert Curran and 
their husbands on Cape Cod. • Please send 
updates to My e-mail 
address in previous notes was incorrect. 
Happy holidays! 


Thomas J. Mahoney is a candidate for 
Secretary in the 2004-05 Boston College 
Alumni Association National Board of 
Directors Election. Please take the time to 
review the ballot and candidate information 
beginning on page 32 of this Class Notes section. 
Your participation in this election process is 
important. Make your voice heard! 

Happy New Year everyone! We had a great 
turn out for the BC-Miami game and 
reception. Too bad the score was upside 
down, but it was good to see Patty and Tom 
Mahoney, Ed and Betsy (Hill) Ingalls, Kathy 
and Leo Bruyette, Dom Marinelli, Ann 
Marie and Paul Hesketh and Chris and 
Theresa (McBride) Levy. If you have not 

been to FanFest before a football game, 
check it out next fall. It's a great place to 
meet, with or without kids. Speaking of 
kids, it's great to see classmates' sons and 
daughters doing so many terrific things. 
Patrick Downes ('05), son of Deborah 
(Barrett), was one of only two student 
panelists on this fall's opening of BC's 
Church in the 21st Century series. The 
panel was moderated by Tim Russert, and 
Patrick did a great job. Kathie and Bill 
McCarthy's daughter ('03) is living in San 
Francisco this year and serving with the 
Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Congratulations to 
both families. • Plans are fairly well set for 
our reunion celebration! I hope you've 
marked your calendar for Saturday, June 5. 
We will be having a buffet dinner and 
entertainment in the Shea Room of Conte 
Forum; it should be a lot of fun. It's still not 
too late to get into the dues drawing for the 
beautiful BC "reverse glass" painted box. 
Everyone who sends their $30 class dues to 
Kathy Rando O'Donnell will have a chance 
to win. Our class has also planned a pre- 
production reception for March 9 at the 
Robsham theater showing of "How I 
Learned to Drive" by Paul Vogel. You should 
have received a letter or e-mail about this 
and other class events. If the Alumni 
Association does not have your e-mail 
address, please send it to them, or to me. 
Take care, please write, and I hope to see you 
at the Reunion! 


Beth Docktor Nolan 

693 Boston Post Rd. 

Weston, MA 02492 


Preparations for our thirtieth reunion have 
been underway since last fall. The reunion 
committee has put together a fantastic 
Reunion Weekend. Please remember to 
send photos or mementos; we need them 
for the reunion displays and centerpieces. 
And remember to put your name on the 
back! • As for news ... Jody Shields heard my 
plea for news, and this column is hers. Jody 
writes, "My thirty years out of NCSH have 
not been the most orderly or planned out. 
I have always kept my art career. So, 
looking to the inspiration (and many burns 
from the broiler) that Bernie and Ruby's 
Langley Delicatessen gave me all those early 
mornings, and the fun-filled lunchtimes 
with light rye, Norman, Ruby and the battle 
for tip money (Kym, Michaela, Camy, 
Joanie, Mary, where are you?), I took to the 
kitchen in pursuit of art, but mostly for a 
steady paycheck. Along the way I had a 
daughter, Isabel, two marriages and lots of 
travel. Isabel is 24 and in her third year at 
the College of Santa Fe, pursuing the arts as 
a theater and tech major. I co-authored a 
book on eighteenth century Ireland, 
published in Dublin in November 2002. 
Our Treasure of Antiquities, by Peter 
Harbison with photographs by Josephine 
Shields, was featured during the spring 
2003 show at the McMullen Museum of Art: 
Eire/ Land. The Irish Times listed it as one of 
the top five nonfiction titles of 2002. I am 
considered to be retired from the food 

business; I work as a private chef and house- 
hold manager in Cambridge, but the muse 
is calling again, and I have taken up the 
camera and brushes. So, the clarion call has 
gone out to the class of '74; Mari Borreo, 
Bou and Elana, I know Mickey McMahon 
Budlong is alive and well in Miami, and I 
see Mary Lou Mahoney Howard often. My 
e-mail is" • We are most 
grateful for Jody's message; now it is your 
turn to do the same. Please write! See you 
at the reunion. 

Hellas M. Assad 

149 Lincoln St. 

Norwood, MA 02062 


Hello, everyone. I was delighted to receive a 
phone call and have a pleasant chat with 
Tony Volpe (SOE). He graduated with a 
secondary-education degree and was 
assistant coordinator of psychoeducational 
services at McLean Hospital from 1975- 
1984. During that time he also received a 
master's degree in special education from 
Lesley College. He pursued a second 
master's in educational administration from 
UMass, Lowell. In 1983, he married Grace 
Capobianco, and they are the proud parents 
of John and Danielle. John is a sophomore 
majoring in music at UMass, Lowell, and 
15-year-old Danielle is a sophomore at 
Chelmsford High School. Tony served as the 
educational coordinator in a K- 12 alternative 
program in Medford. For the past six years, 
he has been the program director for the 
Fulton Heights Alternative Program in 
Medford. He served on the Chelmsford 
school committee from 1994-2000. He 
would love to hear from classmates and can 
be reached at • The 
Institute of Medicine of the National 
Academies named Jim Riviere a member. 
The institute was established in 1970 by the 
National Academy of Sciences and has 
become recognized as a national resource 
for independent, scientifically informed 
analysis and recommendations on issues 
related to human health. Jim received his 
B.S. and M.S. in biology from BC in 1975 
and 1976, respectively. He later received a 
D.V.M. and Ph.D. from Purdue University. 
• Michael A. Ahearn has been appointed to 
the executive advisory board of Cambridge- 
based Affinnova, Inc., a leading provider of 
product design and development solutions. 
Mike presently serves as managing director 
at Conley & Co. and has held senior 


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executive recruiting and human resources 
roles for over twenty-five years. Most 
recently he was with Charles River 
Ventures, a Waltham-based premier venture 
capital firm. While there, he coordinated the 
firm's executive recruiting and human 
resources consulting activity for over sixty 
portfolio companies, and was heavily 
involved in over fifty executive searches, 
several CEO coaching assignments and 
board-level human resources consulting 
assignments annually. Previously, he was 
Intuit's first VP of human resources in 1993 
and served on eleven different acquisition 
task forces while Intuit grew from a $100 
million company to over $600 million. He 
has also held executive-level positions at 
Apple Computer and TASA Worldwide, 
an international executive search firm. 
Congratulations to our high-achieving 
alumni! • The class was deeply saddened by 
the news of the passing of Bruce Kalberer. 
The funeral was held in Myrtle Beach, 
where he lived for twenty-six years. Bruce 
graduated with a degree in business 
administration and was president of Casual 
House of South Carolina Ltd., a longtime 
family business. He was co-owner of 
Sunbelt Enterprises, which owns and 
operates apartments in Myrtle Beach. 
He also owned and operated several 
restaurants: K's, Island Deli, the Blue Moon, 
Taste Buds and New Moon Grill. I wish to 
extend our deepest sympathy to his family. 
• Hope to see many of you at Laetare Sunday 
on March 21 and at the Alumni Evening 
at the Arts Festival on May 1. The next dead- 
line is March 1 for the June publication. 
As always, it is great to hear from you. 

Margaret M. Caputo 

501 Kinsale Rd. 

Timonium, MD 21093 

3N 4 !°^ t 145 * 


Gerald B. Shea 

25 Elmore St. 

Newton Centre, MA 02459 

Richard P. Ramirez is a candidate for 
Director, East of the Mississippi in the 
2004-05 Boston College Alumni Association 
National Board of Directors Election. Please 
take the time to review the ballot and 
candidate information beginning on page }2 
of this Class Notes section. Your participation 
in this election process is important. Make 
your voice heard! 

Robert S. Rusak has been employed with 
Time Warner and now with AOL Time 
Warner for the past eighteen years, with 
postings in NYC and Virginia (1998-2000). 
Currently a vice-president in finance, 
he is working with an in-house development 
team designing a response to the TiVo 
phenomenon — the ability of cable 
subscribers to pause, restart and look back 
in time at shows. From 1995-2001, Robert 
was part of the development team that 
started AOLTWs Roadrunner business. 
Oldest son Ryan is now a junior at Davis & 
Elkins College (WV), while daughter Alison 
and son Kyle are, respectively, a senior and 

freshman in high school. The Rusaks 
reside in Mountain Lakes, NJ. • Gracing the 
July 2003 cover of Money Magazine was 
Robert Shectman, a successful periodontist. 
He and wife Sylvia have twin daughters, 
Alexis and Brittany, age 3. • Christine Japely 
has released a collection of short fiction enti- 
tled "Resistance", published by Avocet Press 
and available at fine bookstores and online. 
She is an English professor at Norwalk 
Community College (CT), and her fiction, 
poetry and essays have been published in 
the past. She sends a "shout out" to Katalin 
Kalman, Kathy Smigielski, Linda Smith and 
Fran Sadowski. Chris lives in Pelham, NY, 
with her architect husband and teenage son. 
Congratulations! • Francis M. Giardiello was 
recently installed as the inaugural recipient 
of the John G. Rangos, Sr., Professorship in 
Adult Medicine at the Johns Hopkins 
Hospital, where he has worked as a 
professor of medicine, oncology and 
pathology since 1986. Frank attended Tufts 
Medical School and garnered his M.B.A. 
from Johns Hopkins. A recognized expert 
in the study of cancer and cancer 
chemoprevention in the gastrointestinal 
tract, he serves as director of the Hereditary 
Colorectal Cancer Registry, as well as the 
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division 
of the hospital. He has been elected to 
The Best Doctors in America and is a 
member of the American Society of 
Clinical Investigation and the American 
Gastroenterological Association. Frank is 
married to Mary C. Corretti ('77), an 
associate professor of medicine at Johns 
Hopkins. Congratulations! 

Nicholas D. Kydes 
8 Newtown Terrace 
Norwalk, CT 06851 ' 

Deborah Schiavo wrote with a lot of news: 
"after getting an M.B.A. from BC, I've been 
living in Westchester County since 1985, 
most recently moving to Pelham Manor five 
and a half years ago with my son, Connor 
(now 10), and daughter, Taylor (7). I've been 
employed by Bear, Stearns & Co. since 1998 
as a managing director in the commercial 
mortgage group, where I work on closing 
commercial mortgage-backed loan 
securitizations. I enjoy the short commute 
to midtown Manhattan and living 
vicariously through my kids at soccer, hock- 
ey and baseball games (the Pelham Hockey 
squirt team just won the Hackensack 
Thanksgiving Tournament, and I just took 
Connor to his first New Jersey Devils game, 
so we're on a roll). I attended the inaugural 
meeting of the BC Westchester County 
Chapter in November and am looking 
forward to future alumni events. 
Classmates I keep in touch with include for- 
mer Kostka friends Kathleen (McNamara) 
Shanahan and Julie Coyle. Kate has worked 
for many years in information technology 
for the New York State Department of 
Health. She lives with her husband, Tom, in 
an 1880 Victorian in Schodack Landing, NY 
(outside of Albany). In addition to keeping 
busy with their white-collar jobs, Kate and 
Tom are gentlemen farmers living with sev- 

eral cats and black Labrador retrievers that 
they train as guide dogs for the blind. Kate 
and I still like to relive our youth when I visit 
family upstate, usually heading, up to 
Saratoga Springs for dinners, drinks and the 
racetrack. Julie Coyle stopped by to visit me 
Thanksgiving weekend while staying with 
her family on Long Island. Julie has worked 
in the Boston area since graduation and still 
lives in the same Brookline building she 
moved into after leaving BC. She recently 
completed a major renovation of her pri- 
mary residence and is also now enjoying her 
second real estate investment on the water 
in Hull, where she's spending a lot of time 
during the summer and on weekends. 
We've made sure to make it to all of our BC 
class reunions and plan to keep doing so." • 
Jack and Sandy Hughes live in Needham. 
Jack is president of Visual Manufacturing 
Co., which specializes in computer and cor- 
porate consulting. Sandy just keeps taking 
care of the elderly. They have three great 
kids. Courtney is graduating RPI. Matt is a 
landscaper. Renee is a great athlete. • Brian 
McCarthy lives in Hollywood, FL, and is the 
top salesman for Power Medical 
Interventions, getting lots of stock options. 
He is married to Lisa and has a beautiful 
3-year-old daughter, Lauren. 

Julie Butler Evans 

971 West Rd. 

New Canaan, CT 06840 


Ah ... the sounds of silence. I am going to 
cheerfully assume that not much news is 
good news and that at the time of this 
column's deadline (December), most of you 
were busy with the holidays. There are a 
couple of things to report, however. 
• Michael Cadden e-mailed me a friendly 
"hello" to let me know that we are practical- 
ly neighbors here in Connecticut. Michael 
calls Norwalk home and is the managing 
director of operations for Living Abroad, 
LLC, a premier provider of country 
information for international assignees and 
business travelers. • Also had a quick 
e-mail from Pete Lachapelle, who is alive 
and well in the Midwest. • Since I have this 
forum here, I am self-servingly asking for 
prayers for my US Marine son, who is 
scheduled to deploy back to Iraq this month. 
I would also like to hear from more of you 
and am announcing a question for you 

Join the 
Alumni Online Community 

The Alumni Online Community is your 
connection to BC: 

• Look up former classmates 
in the Online Directory 

• Set-up an e-mail 
forwarding address 

• Vote in the National Board of 
Directors Election 

Check the Alumni Association Web site 


for information on registering 


'78ers: "What is the best and/or worst thing 
that has happened to you in the past twenty- 
five years?" You may send it anonymously 
if you'd like, but full names are best 
for obvious reasons. Quick — get to those 
computers or phones and let me know! 

Laura Vitagliano 

78 Wareham St. 

Medford, MA 02155 



Kenneth D. Pierce is a candidate for 
Nominating Chair-Elect in the 2004-05 Boston 
College Alumni Association National Board 
of Directors Election. Please take the time 
to review the ballot and candidate 
information beginning on page 32 of this Class 
Notes section. Your participation in this 
election process is important. Make your 
voice heard! 

Hi! I'm writing this as Thanksgiving has 
just finished, and the rush is on for the 
remainder of the holiday season! Tracy 
Mazza Lucido lives in the Baltimore area 
with her husband, Bob, and three children, 
Lauren (13), Robert (10) and Jonathan (9). 
She made her third annual trip to Florida 
last May with Sarah Peavey Carvalho, 
Betsy Nedeau Millane and Nancy Stark 
Lezman for a few days of "just the girls." 
They comprise two-thirds of Mod 33-B from 
senior year. Sarah and Betsy live in 
Connecticut, and Nancy is in Santa Monica. 
Tracy wanted to inform us of the battle that 
Julie O'Donnell Wright is fighting for her 
husband Steve's illness. The best source 
of information is the Web site: Julie 
was getting ready to run a marathon for 
leukemia in Dublin in support of her 
husband. Tracy has reconnected with Scott 
Brown, Kathy O'Keefe, Laura Jeffreys and 
Mary George through the Web site. She 
wants to know where Maureen McCadden 
and Wendy Jones are. • Pamela Linton has a 
new job as director of development and 
alumni affairs for LIM College, the College 
for the Business of Fashion, in New York, 
NY. • I spoke with John O'Connell, and 
reunion plans are coming along nicely, with 
planned events already out in the mail. He 
spoke about the reunion gift and said that 
we are striving to reach our goal of 100 
percent class participation. We are also 
trying to build and update our database, so 
you can let me know or contact the alumni 
office with your current name, address and 
e-mail. See you soon! 

John Carabatsos 

478 Torrey St. 

Brockton, MA 02301 

Keith S. Mathews is a candidate for Secretary 
in the 2004-05 Boston College Alumni 
Association National Board of Directors 
Election. Please take the time to review the 
ballot and candidate information beginning on 
page 32 of this Class Notes section. Your 
participation in this election process is 
important. Make your voice heard! 

Kevin McCahill is a candidate for Director, 
West of the Mississippi in the 2004-05 Boston 
College Alumni Association National Board of 
Directors Election. Please take the time to 
review the ballot and candidate information 
beginning on page 32 of this Class Notes section. 
Your participation in this election process is 
important. Make your voice heard! 

I hope everyone is surviving the winter. It 
won't be long till we are breaking out the 
sticks and chasing the little white ball. I ran 
into John Barone at a dental talk sponsored 
by Mike Shapiro. He has two general- 
dentistry practices, in Attleboro and North 
Attleboro. He lives in Lincoln, RI, with his 
wife, Michelle, and three children. His 
oldest, John III, is a sophomore at LaSalle 
Academy, where he is a manager for the 
basketball team. Michael, age 13, is at 
LaSalle as well and is part of the Pegasus 
program. He plays AAU baseball for the 
Rhode Island Reds. Nicholas, age 8, is in 
second grade, in the enrichment program. 
John reports that he saw Jack Rigney over 
Thanksgiving weekend. Jack lives and works 
in New York City. • I got a nice note from 
Donna Marie Nutile. She just recently 
moved back to Boston from California, 
where she lived for the past ten years, spend- 
ing much of her time there between Santa 
Cruz and Mountain View. She worked as a 
product manager and director for TGV, 
Cisco, 3Com, KPMG Consulting and 
Bearing Point. She has now settled on the 
North Shore of Boston and is looking 
forward to hearing from fellow BC alumni. 
• I received a great e-mail from Eleanor 
(Pagano) Smith and John Geaorgantas. They 
have proudly maintained a twenty-seven 
year friendship that began at a party in the 
basement of Keyes South freshman year. 
Eleanor and her husband, Jim, live in 
Weston, CT, with their four children, 
Madeline (13), Peter (12), Charlie (9) and 
Mickey (8). In addition to her involvement 
with her family and community affairs, she 
has put her Wharton M.B.A. to the test as 
CEO of "El's Kitchen," a manufacturer of dry 
spice rubs. John, who also graduated from 
Wharton, is a high-yield analyst for a hedge 
fund specializing in convertible arbitrage 
and distressed securities. He lives in 
Manhattan and Southport, CT. John also 
keeps in touch with John Faust, who is 
married and lives in the San Francisco area. 
John and his wife have three children, 
Lucy (7), Gordon (6) and Margaret (3). John 
recently joined Legacy Partners in Foster 
City, CA, as a managing director. He raises 
funds from institutional clients interested in 
investing in real estate. John received his 
M.B.A. from Duke. During a recent 
business meeting, John Faust unexpectedly 
found himself sitting across the table from 
Tom Merck. Tom, a structured-finance 
specialist, has been with Standard and 
Poor's for the past seven years. Tom 
attended our tenth reunion, where he met 
Nancy Wilson for the first time. Tom and 
Nancy are now married and live in 
Ridgewood, NJ, with their two children, 
Catherine (9) and Margaret (7). • Kevin 
McCahill relocated with GE from Seattle to 
the Kansas City area in 2002 with his wife, 

Cynthia Hockenhull McCahill ('85), and 
three children, Matthew (6), Jack (5) and 
Julia (2). He is CIO for GE Commercial 
Insurance in Overland, KS. Kevin stays in 
touch with Ross Page and Amy Lenrini Page, 
who moved last fall within Italy from Milan 
to Rome with their two children, Oliver (10) 
and Isotta (6). • John Lombardo is human- 
resource manager at Deutsche Bank in 
NYC. • Andy Skaff and his brother own an 
expanding print-screening business in 
Seabrook, NH. Andy lives in Newburyport 
with his wife, Jayne, and their two children, 
Sydney (7) and Joel (4). • Mary Ronan would 
like to say hello to all her fellow RN/BSN 
grads, particularly Susanne Conley. She 
would love to hear how everyone is doing. 
Mary and her husband, Ed, have a 21-year- 
old son who is a junior at BC this year and a 
16-year-old daughter. She and her family 
have spent a lot of time at football games 
these past three years watching her son in 
the marching band. They live in Brookfield, 
CT, where she has a Christian family life and 
sex education practice and travels the 
country to reach nearly 9,000 teens a year. 
Last year she had a book published, Raising 
Your Children in an Ungodly World, as well as 
a companion video for parents and teens. 
• On a personal note, my daughter, Julia, is 
finishing kindergarten this year. Kim and I 
are shocked by how fast the time has gone 
by. It seems like just yesterday she was born. 
I am sure all of you with children can 
understand. It's been quite a journey so far, 
and we have enjoyed every minute of it. 
Thanks for your submissions. I look 
forward to hearing from more of you for the 
next issue. 

Alison Mitchell McKee 

1128 Brandon Rd. 

Virginia Beach, VA 23451 


Timothy J. Chapman is a candidate for 
Director, East of the Mississippi in the 
2004-05 Boston College Alumni Association 
National Board of Directors Election. Please 
take the time to review the ballot and 
candidate information beginning on page 32 of 
this Class Notes section. Your participation in 
this election process is important. Make your 
voice heard! 

Congratulations to Michael Dwyer, who was 

named the 2004 Vermont Teacher of the 
Year by the Vermont Department of 
Education! Michael is a secondary-school 

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social studies and English teacher at Otter 
Valley Union High School in Brandon, VT. 
Michael taught at Mount Saint Joseph 
Academy in Rutland before joining Otter 
Valley's faculty, where he has been for 
fifteen years. Well known among his 
colleagues and students for his vibrant, 
innovative teaching style, Michael uses role 
playing, hands-on research, traditional 
lectures and other exercises to engage his 
students. As Teacher of the Year, he will 
travel the state, visiting schools and working 
with teachers. He will also be honored at the 
White House in April, when all of the state 
winners will meet President Bush. Several 
past awards also speak to Michael's 
excellence in teaching. In 1993, he was 
named Otter Valley's Teacher of the Year. A 
Daughters of the American Revolution State 
Award for Teacher of American History in 
1994 and a Whittemore Prize for Teaching 
History for the Ethan Allen Homestead in 
2000 honored his work as a history teacher. 
He also received a Presidential Scholar's 
Program Teacher Recognition Award in 
1998. • Rick Fitzpatrick ('85), who lives 
in Cairo, Egypt, where he teaches high 
school international relations, directs the 
Model United Nations student group and 
coordinates the community-service program 
at the American International School of 
Egypt, was kind enough to send along an 
update on John Hage. Rick ran into John in 
Boston this past summer and says he's as fit 
as ever and has three daughters under 5! 
John lives in Sharon and works at Lehman 
Brothers. • Bob Shea, who had been a 
partner at Nixon Peabody LLP in Boston, 
recently joined Morse, Barnes-Brown & 
Pendleton, PC, in Waltham as a shareholder. 
Bob practices in the areas of labor and 
employment law and is a former co-chair of 
the Boston Bar Association's Labor and 
Employment Law Section. He currently 
serves on the section's steering committee 
and is co-chair of the section's alternative 
dispute resolution committee. Bob and his 
wife, Julie, live in Westwood with their three 
daughters, Molly, Annie and Laura. 
• I also received an e-mail from Bob's BC 
roommate, Dan Arkins, who, as you may 
recall from one of my recent columns, has 
been stationed in Iraq. Dan has been 
married to his wife, Cate (Holy Cross '80 ... 
"Hey, love is blind!") for seventeen years. 
They have three great kids, Brendan (14), 
Elizabeth (n) and Anna (8), and have lived 
in Melrose for the past fourteen years. In the 
civilian world, Dan is a national sales 
director for a joint venture between MetLife 
and Travelers Insurance. Dan writes that he 
has not seen much of a civilian life this past 
year, however. Dan has been in the US Army 
National Guard for the last twenty years. He 
is a major and has been a commander of a 
military intelligence unit for the last three 
years. Nineteen people from his unit were 
activated last February for Operation Iraqi 
Freedom. He has been in the Iraqi Theater 
of Operations (Kuwait and Iraq) since last 
March. He is currently the battalion opera- 
tions officer for a military intelligence 
battalion. They are operating from a base 
about fifty miles north of Baghdad. "Really 

can not tell you too much more about our 
operations. (The old MI joke is, 'If I told you, 
I would have to kill you.')" Dan's unit is 
covered by the one-year-in-country rule, so 
they will not redeploy home until March. 
Dan says it's been a tough and challenging 
year. During the summer, the temperatures 
were routinely in the 120- to 130-degree 
range. Dan notes that his family has really 
made the greatest sacrifice: "My wife should 
get a medal for being a mom and a dad to 
three exceptionally busy kids. I also could 
not be prouder of the citizen-soldiers with 
whom I am serving over here. We all 
dropped everything: family, friends, and 
civilian education and careers to serve our 
country. These men and women are 
working under really tough, austere 
conditions and are doing great things. 
I hope everyone back home will keep them 
in their thoughts and prayers." We certainly 
will. Thanks, Dan, for your update, and 
more important, for your service to our 
country. • Hope to hear from you soon! 

John A. Feudo 

175 Sheffield Drive 

Belchertown, MA 01007 

Joanne E. Caruso is a candidate for 
Director, West of the Mississippi in the 
2004-05 Boston College Alumni Association 
National Board of Directors Election. Please 
take the time to review the ballot and 
candidate information beginning on page 32 
of this Class Notes section. Your participation 
in this election process is important. Make your 
voice heard! 

William E. Dwyer, Jr. is a candidate for 
Director, West of the Mississippi in the 2004-05 
Boston College Alumni Association National 
Board of Directors Election. Please take the 
time to review the ballot and candidate 
information beginning on page 32 of this Class 
Notes section. Your participation in this election 
process is important. Make your voice heard! 

Dawn E. McNair is a candidate for 
Nominating Chair-Elect in the 2004-05 Boston 
College Alumni Association National Board of 
Directors Election. Please take the time to 
review the ballot and candidate information 
beginning on page 32 of this Class Notes section. 
Your participation in this election process is 
important. Make your voice heard! 

Hope the new year has gotten off to a great 
start for everyone. Keep this column in 
mind as you have news to share. • Mary 
(McAleer) O'Brien did a great job of sharing 
news. Mary is living in Dorchester and 
teaching second grade in a Boston public 
school in Jamaica Plain. She and her 
husband, Richard, have two daughters. 
Elizabeth is a ninth grader at Boston Latin 
School, and Caroline is in second grade. 
Elizabeth is involved in theatre and will be 
in a production of The Sound of Music in 
February, and Caroline, who has had several 
hip surgeries, is a member of the Marr-lin 
Swim Team. Recently Mary ran into Julie 
(Parker) Malloy, who is busy racing from 
hockey rink to hockey rink with her two 
sons, Christopher and Matthew. Mary also 

never realized until recently that she had 
taught two of Edward Spellman's children, 
Erin and Jacquelyn, when they were second 
graders at Saint Brendan School in 
Dorchester. Erin is a sophomore in college, 
and Jackie graduates from high school this 
year. Mary also reports that both her parents 
passed away this past November. Her dad, 
professor John McAleer, ('45), taught 
English at Boston College for fifty-six years. 
The support from Boston College at the time 
of his death was incredible. The Jesuits, 
colleagues from the BC English department 
and former students made an impressive 
showing, reinforcing her dad's dedication to 
BC. Sadly, her mom, Ruth (Delaney) 
McAleer passed away just six days after her 
dad. A fund has been set up at BC in their 
memory. Donations can be sent to: Prof. 
John J. McAleer Fund, c/o Fr. James A. 
Woods, SJ, Boston College, McGuinn Hall, 
140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, 
MA 02467-3807. Mary also writes that it 
was great to see Kathy Kasper, Joe Blood and 
Dave Canavan at the class of '82 skating 
party last winter. Thanks, Kathy, for organiz- 
ing the event! • Speaking of Kathy, she sent 
me the news that Marcy Granata is the 
proud mother of Finn Thomas Currier. Finn 
joins his mora and dad, Tom Currier, and 
big brother, Ry, at home in NYC. • John 
Hurley is living in Annandale, VA with his 
wife, Faith, and their two children, Jordan 
(15) and Ellen (13.) John is the acting director 
of the Office of International Development 
Finance for the US Treasury in Washington, 
DC. When he can, John loves to catch Eagles 
hockey on the Internet, especially when 
we're beating BU! • Some sad news to 
report: Chris Buckley shared the news that 
his wife (and our classmate), Lynn 
Rodstrom, lost her eight-year battle with 
cancer. Lynn was the owner and manager of 
Essentials of Eason, a three-unit clothing 
store chain. She was active in breast-cancer 
support groups and fundraisers. In addition 
to Chris, she leaves her sons, Michael (11) 
and Andrew (9). Rich Seufert also wrote in 
with the news, as Lynn will be missed by 
many. • And finally, for all our classmates 
who were involved with the BC Band at one 
time or another, I'm sorry to report that our 
friend and mentor Peter Siragusa also lost 
his life to cancer. He helped shape my life, 
and the lives of many others as well. • Just a 
reminder that my deadline for class notes 
typically falls a week after each issue of the 
magazine arrives in your mailbox. So once 
you read the column and it inspires you to 
write, please do so immediately. Otherwise, 
your children may be teenagers before you 
ever see in print that they were born! 

Cynthia J. Bocko 

71 Hood Rd. 

Tewksbury, MA 01876 


Joseph F. McKenney is a candidate for Vice 
President/President-Elect in the 2004-05 
Boston College Alumni Association National 
Board of Directors Election. Please take the 
time to review the ballot and candidate 
information beginning on page 31 of this Class 
Notes section. Your participation in this 
election process is important. Make your 
voice heard! 


A warm welcome to all first-time submit- 
ters. I encourage anyone who has never writ- 
ten (and everyone who already has!) to sub- 
mit for the next issue. • Kathleen Minor 
Buhl is currently living in Boylston (just out- 
side Worcester) with her husband, Mark, 
and is excited to report that she accepted a 
position as a sales representative in the per- 
sonal-sales department of Liberty Mutual 
Insurance. Kathleen has worked in the 
insurance industry for close to twenty years 
in various positions. • Sean Cunningham 
reports that joy and toddlers ruled the day on 
Saturday, September 13, as he and his wife, 
Jessica (nee Alecci, Denison University '87), 
threw a birthday party for their 2-year-old 
daughter, Leah, and i-year-old son, Tate, and 
about three dozen of their children's play- 
mates in Cross River, NY, where the family 
has lived for the past five years. This past 
June, Sean became the president and CEO 
of the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau in 
NYC, following a three-year stint as 
EVP/managing director of Universal 
McCann, which culminated with the 
media services company being named 
Agency of the Year by both Advertising Age 
and AdWeek for its 2002 performance. Sean 
and Jessica's e-mail address is goneski- • Rick Casella competed 
in Ironman Florida on November 8, 2003. 
Ironman Florida is one of only five full 
Ironman events in the US each year. 
A full Ironman consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 
a 112-mile bike race, and a 26.2-mile run (a 
full marathon), all back-to-back-to-back. Rick 
completed the course in 12:57:46. 
• Raymond Rapoza lives in East Greenwich, 
RI, with his wife, Michelle, two daughters, 
Layson (12) and Emily (10), and their faithful 
yellow Lab, Khaki (5). Raymond has been an 
investment advisor with A. G, Edwards and 
Sons in Providence for the last five years, 
having been with Merrill Lynch for the ten 
years prior. He has been busy just running 
around with all of his daughters' activities 
and enjoyed seeing some old friends at 
the reunion last summer. If any '83 
classmates are ever passing through Rhode 
Island, drop Raymond a note at • Liz 
Barbera Suchy was recently appointed to the 
board of directors of the YMCA in Wilton, 
CT Liz practices law in Norwalk and lives in 
Wilton with her husband, Jack, and chil- 
dren, Christine (11) and Will (4). Liz also 
writes that Nancy Doherty works for Colgate 
Palmolive in New Jersey and resides in 

Carol A. McConnell 

P.O. Box 628 

Belmar, NJ 07719 


Greetings! Hope your holidays were happy 
and your new year is off to a great start. 
Here's the news I've received from 
classmates. • Last May, an early twentieth 
reunion was held at Dave McCullagh's vaca- 
tion home in Sky Top, PA. Kelly 
McWilliams, Joel Picard, Ray Sleight and 

Greg Strakosch met Dave for a weekend of 
mountain biking, clay shooting, tennis, 
cards and Farrelly brothers movies. Ed 
Connick could not make the trip up from 
New Orleans, but several games of boure 
were played in his honor. The group 
is looking forward to getting together 
again at our reunion this spring. • Cynthia 
Bremer Smiegal, along with her husband, 
Paul ('83) and her brother Eric, recently took 
part in the Pan Mass Challenge. The PMC is 
a 192-mile bike ride to raise money for the 
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Together 
they raised over $11,000. One of the 
highlights for Cindy was bumping into BC 
friend Jim Lackey. Cindy and Paul have 
taken on a new challenge and have 
volunteered to be the resident directors of 
their local A Better Chance program. ABC 
brings gifted high school students from 
inner-city areas to communities where 
they can study for four years in an 
academically challenging environment. 
Cindy and Paul, along with their children, 
Will, Caroline and Julia, and new puppy, 
Abby, will leave the comforts of their home 
and share a house with eight teenage boys. 
They now have an entire home to offer to 
anyone who wants to come for a relaxing 
visit to upstate New York. Any interested 
former roommates? • Mark Webster and Ro 
Dooley, ('85), were married June 15, 2002, at 
the Holy Redeemer Church in Chatham. A 
reception followed at Eastward Ho! Country 
Club. Ro writes that she and Mark were 
introduced while at BC in the fall of 1981, 
during her first week of freshman year. Ro's 
childhood friend and Mark's roommate 
Steve Madden introduced the two, who have 
been together ever since. Steve and his wife, 
Annette (Vautrain) Madden, and Peter 
Cournoyer and his wife, Susan, attended the 
wedding. Ro is the director of press and 
public relations at NBC (WHDH-TV, 
channel 7) in Boston. Mark is the president 
and owner of M. W Plastics in Marion. The 
Webster s reside in Boston, not far from the 
BC campus. • Marybeth Schait Samuelson 
and her husband, Tom, welcomed the birth 
of their third child in April 2002. Marybeth, 
Tom and their children live in Harrison, NY. 
Marybeth is a stay-at-home mom and really 
enjoys it. She and her family spend much of 
the summer on Nantucket Island. Marybeth 
would like to hear from fellow school of 
education classmates. 

Barbara Ward Wilson 

8 Via Capistrano 

Tiburon, CA 94920 

Nancy Spadaro Bielawa is a candidate for 
Director, East of the Mississippi in the 2004-05 
Boston College Alumni Association National 
Board of Directors Election. Please take the 
time to review the ballot and candidate infor- 
mation beginning on page 31 of this Class Notes 
section. Your participation in this election 
process is important. Make your voice heard! 

I was really hoping to get some great news 
this quarter on exciting fortieth birthday par- 
ties of members of the class of '85, but 
instead it has been "radio silence" in my 
e-mail and snail-mail boxes. Please take a 
minute to drop me a note that I can share 
with the class in our next column! 

• Congratulations to Mark Webster ('84) 
and Ro (Dooley) Webster, who were 
married on June 15, 2002, at Holy Redeemer 
Church in Chatham with a reception at 
Eastward Ho! Country Club. Ro and Mark 
were introduced at Boston College in the fall 
of 1981 (the first week of Ro's freshman 
year) by Ro's childhood chum and Mark's 
roommate Steve Madden ('84) and the cou- 
ple has been together ever since. Steve and 
his wife, Annette (Vautrain) Madden ('84) 
and Peter Cournoyer ('84) and his wife, 
Susan, attended their longtime friends' 
wedding. Ro is the director of press and 
public relations at NBC (WHDH-TV, 
channel 7) in Boston, and Mark is the presi- 
dent and owner of M. W Plastics in Marion. 
The Websters reside in Boston (in fact, just 
a stone's throw from the BC campus). 

• This season, our talented classmate Doug 
Flutie is on the San Diego Chargers, once 
again starting games in the NFL as 
quarterback. Congratulations, Doug! In 
November, Doug performed on drums with 
the Barenaked Ladies on Monday Night 
Football. It was part of a competition called 
"Monday Night at the Mic" that pits two NFL 
stars against each other with a 
little help from a band. Barenaked Ladies 
and Flutie played the song "Brian Wilson," 
with Flutie on drums. Flutie dueled against 
New Orleans Saints center Jerry Fontenot, 
who played guitar with the band Nickelback. 
After the duel, the fan vote wasn't even 
close. Flutie has great drumming skills. The 
public voted, and Flutie/Barenaked Ladies 
won with an overwhelming 88 percent of 
the vote. • I write with the tragic news of the 
death of one of our classmates, Michael A. 
Bova. He was a special-education major in 
the School of Education. He died in an auto 
accident in August 2003. Michael had been 
a special-education teacher at North 
Providence High School for thirteen years. 
Michael will be remembered as an extraordi- 
nary person. • Please do take a minute and 
drop me a note. Happy spring! 

Save the Date 

Alumni Evening at the Arts Festival 
Saturday, May 1, 2004 

Experience the arts at BC 

• Reception and Dinner 

• BCbOpl Concert 

• Anything Goes 

at Robsham Theater 

• Art exhibits, demonstrations 
and much more 

For more information, visit 


Karen Broughton Boyarsky 

205 Adirondack Drive 

East Greenwich, Rl 02818 

Susan (Wortmann) Iossa and her 

husband, Michael, are proud to announce 
the birth of their new son, Alex Michael, 
born in July. Congratulations to Susan and 
her family! Alex joins twin sisters Kaylin and 
Lauren, who are five. Susan is a senior vice 
president and assistant general 
counsel with Wachovia Bank. Great to hear 
from you, Susan! Susan also reports that her 
old roommate Margaret Barrett Merrow 
had her second child, Megan, in June. 
She has an older son named Tyler. 
• Steven David writes that he and his 
partner, Samuel, recently celebrated his 
40th birthday with a surprise ski vacation in 
Italy. • Anne Gillespie is a Boston public 
school teacher and had a unique opportuni- 
ty to travel to Ecuador last summer and vol- 
unteer for Global Volunteers. She spent the 
summer helping children with cerebral 
palsy as part of a volunteer team that 
provided day care and treatment for disabled 
children. Congratulations to Anne on this 
very important work. • Dave Girioni ('85) 
and his wife, Kelli Buckley, are the proud 
new parents of Zachary Roland, born in 
November. Zachary joins brother Nicholas, 
who is 2. Dave has many friends in the class 
of '86, and Bruce and I knew that our class 
would want to hear of Dave's great news! 
Congrats, Dave and Kelli! So, would you 
please write, call or e-mail? I need more 
info! Thanks! 

Catherine Stanton Rooney 

8 Ellsworth St. 

Braintree, MA 02184 

catheri ne87 @ bc.ed u 

Stephen E. Ferrucci is a candidate for 
Director, East of the Mississippi in the 
2004-05 Boston College Alumni Association 
National Board of Directors Election. Please 
take the time to review the ballot and 
candidate information beginning on page 32 of 
this Class Notes section. Your participation in 
this election process is important. Make your 
voice heard! 

Hello. I hope that you've all had a wonderful 
start to the new year. Thanks to everyone 
who's sent in an update - I appreciate it so 
much. I heard from so many 
classmates this time. (thank you!) that it was 
too many for the space allotted. If you sent 
me an update that is not in this 
column, it will be in the next. • The year 
ended on a great note for two classmates, 
Dave and Shawn Widell, when Dave was 
inducted into the BC Hall of Fame. Dave 
gave a memorable acceptance speech, and 
several classmates were there to be part of 
the evening. I was fortunate to sit with 
Karen and Mike Gorman and Molly 
Martin Alvarado; nearby were Karl and 
Jamie Kreshpane, Shawn and Chris 
Dombrowski, Dave Nugent, and Tom Porell. 
Dave and Shawn came to Boston for the 
weekend with two of their four 
children and other family members, includ- 


ing Dave's brother Doug ('88) who was also 
inducted into the HOF. • Diane Babb e- 
mailed that she moved from California to 
New Hampshire a year ago. She has two 
sons, Charlie (4) and Andy (18 months). She 
took a year off from teaching high school 
English and is now teaching freshman com- 
position at Saint Anselm College as well as 
doing educational-consulting work with Liz 
Riordan-Karlsson, who lives in Phoenix, AZ, 
with her husband, Sven, and son, Lukas (5). 
She also sent the following updates on class- 
mates: Kim Finnegan King lives in Fairfield, 
CT, and had her third child, Bridget, in 
March, giving Sarah (8) and Brendan (6) a 
new playmate. Tara Hanrahan Oxton lives in 
Westborough with her two sons, Dylan (9) 
and Ryan (6). C. J. Johnson Silk lives in 
Delray Beach, FL, with children Mary Kate 
(10), Joe (6) and Timmy (4). Julie Fissinger 
lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband, 
Kevin Mulcahy ('82), Gavin (5) and Grace (3). 
Julie, who worked at Fordham University, 
will be working in development at St. Joseph 
High School in Brooklyn. Maile (Andrea) 
Flanagan is living and working in LA, acting 
and doing voice work for animated shows 
and research for specials on HBO and 
Bravo. She is the lead in a new PBS chil- 
dren's series "Jakers! The Adventures of 
Piggely Winks," beginning this fall. She's in 
touch with Kathleen Burke, who is a lawyer, 
married with two kids in Boston; Julie 
Thompson, who works in advertising in 
Chicago; and Beth Comstock, who lives in 
San Francisco and works for Intuit. Thanks, 
Diane, for all of the updates! • Dana Pantos 
Harris e-mailed that she's living in Sudbury 
with her husband, Rob, and two girls, 
Michala (7) and Taylor (5). Two years ago, 
she founded Red Javelin Communications, a 
boutique high-tech PR firm, and has been 
providing targeted PR programs to a variety 
of technology clients. Dana stays in regular 
touch with Maura Roach O'Connor, who 
lives in Fairfield, CT, and is enjoying family 
life with her husband, Brian, and three chil- 
dren; Chris Vigliano Carter, who lives in 
Lexington with her three boys and husband 
Phil Carter ('86); Holly McCauley Herrick 
who's been in Charleston, SC, for the past 
four years, working as a restaurant critic and 
features writer for the Post g[ Courier, 
Charleston's daily newspaper; Laurie 
Schmaizl McNeill, who along with 6-year- 
old Drew has been in Orlando, FL, for the 
last ten years, where she works for Charles 
Schwab as a corporate trainer; and Heather 
McCauley, who returned to the Boston area 
from Dallas and has spent the past three 
years in Bolton. She transitioned her 
career from advertising sales management 
to executive search. Thanks, Dana! • Nancy 
DeMarco Curtin welcomed Hunter Jon in 
September along with dad Thomas Curtin 
('86) and big brothers Brandon Thomas (10) 
and Drew Anthony (3). • Brian Steckel 
recently completed a fellowship in colon and 
rectal surgery at Mount Sinai Medical 
Center in NYC and is now an attending in 
private practice with Capital District Colon & 
Rectal Surgeons in Albany, NY. Brian, his 
wife, Brid, and 4-year-old daughter, Sarah, 
live in Delmar. • Tim Beneski, a housemate 
from Crosby Road, e-mailed that he has 

been teaching at Avon Old Farms School in 
Connecticut for ten years. He taught AP 
English for several years but now teaches 
Latin and moral philosophy. He and his 
wife, Cara, have four sons: Chancey (8), Jake 
and Seamus (both 4), and Eamon (3). Jake 
and Seamus have been selected as "champi- 
on patients" for the Children's Miracle 
Network and will be appearing on their 
telethon this June. • On a sad note, I must 
report that on September 22, 2003, Jennifer 
Renna Ferreira succumbed to her year-and- 
a-half-long battle with breast cancer, at age 
38. Jen enjoyed a successful career, serving 
as an assistant attorney general for eight 
years as well as a corporate counsel for a 
family business, while serving on the 
adjunct faculty for both Middlesex 
Community College and Boston University. 
The last two years were spent at Thomas A. 
Newcomb and Associates, where she loved 
her job and continued to practice law 
throughout her illness, even in the weeks 
before her death. Jen is survived by her hus- 
band, Sal, and their three children, Alex (10), 
Zach (8) and Cassie (3), as well as her par- 
ents, siblings and their spouses. 

Cheryl Williams Kalantzakos 

10 Devonshire Place 

Andover, MA 01810 


Wendy S.H. Chan is a candidate for Director, 
More Than Ten Years in the 2004-05 Boston 
College Alumni Association National Board of 
Directors Election. Please take the time to 
review the ballot and candidate information 
beginning on page 32 of this Class Notes 
section. Your participation in this election 
process is important. Make your voice heard! 

Dineen Ann Riviezzo is a candidate for 
Director, East of the Mississippi in the 2004-05 
Boston College Alumni Association National 
Board of Directors Election. Please take the 
time to review the ballot and candidate infor- 
mation beginning on page 32 of this Class Notes 
section. Your participation in this election 
process is important. Make your voice heard! 

Dawn Marie Cameron DeVaux and her hus- 
band, Larry, welcomed a baby girl, Hope 
Cassandra DeVaux, on November 14, 2003. 
Hope joins her stepsister, Lauren, and step- 
brother, Michael, at home in Salem. After 
maternity leave, Dawn Marie will return to 
her position as the Saltonstall Elementary 
School nurse. She wanted to wish a Happy 
New Year to all her college friends! • Meegan 
McManus Shevlin and her husband, Brian, 
are happy to announce the birth of their son, 
Kyle James, on October 12, 2003. Kyle 
weighed in at 8 lbs., 13 oz., and was 21.5 
inches long. Kyle joins his big sister, Erin 
Marie (4). The Shevlins live in Ridgewood, 
NJ. Meegan works at Deutsche Bank in 
NYC, while Brian is a stay-at-home dad. 
They are all enjoying being home together 

for the holidays while Meegan is on her 
four-month maternity leave. • Tim Cooney 
and his wife, Claire, had a baBy girl, 
Caroline. Claire is a resident at Johns 
Hopkins, and Tim is an attorney at Atlantic 
Trust, an investment firm in Washington, 
DC. The Cooneys have a summer home in 
Chatham, Cape Cod, and encourage class- 
mates to look them up, as they spend many 
weekends there in the summer. • Kathleen 
Zinzer McCarthy wed Brett McCarthy in 
March 2003. The couple enjoyed the 
company of the following classmates on 
their special day: Albert Holt IV, Maria 
Salomao, Virginia Cunningham Van 
Wicklin, Carol Ann Quinn and Marc 
Messineo. Six other Eagles present included 
the bride's mother, Elizabeth Reagan Zinzer 
('63), William Carr ('56), uncle Charles 
Reagan ('70), and cousins Michael Heffler 
('01), Kristin Reagan ('01), and Katie Reagan 
('03). After honeymooning in Ireland, they 
now reside in Downingtown, PA. It sounds 
as if Kathleen is very busy — she teaches 
pediatric eye care at the Pennsylvania 
College of Optometry, is a co-investigator of 
an NIH-funded research project called 
COMET: the Correction of Myopia 
Evaluation Trial, and she works in a 
private family practice in Yardley, PA. 
• Christine LaFleur was married to Jesse 
Taylor in September 2003. Fellow BC 
alumni in attendance included Andrea 
Rylander, Mike O'Brien, Grace Ansani, 
Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin, Stefanie 
Vietas, Michael St. Germain ('88), Michele 
Troy, Mike Robinson, Steve Schneider, Tim 
and Liz Nelson Lemire, and Lisa Klingebiel 
('90). Christine earned her master's in 
communication disorders from Emerson 
College in 2001 and is currently a pediatric 
speech-language pathologist at the North 
Shore Children's Hospital in Salem. Her 
husband, Jesse, is an architect with Donham 
and Sweeney in Boston. The couple reside 
in Somerville. • Paula Blute Ebben works as 
a general assignment reporter and fill-in 
anchor for WBZ4 News. She has been at the 
station since December 2002, after working 
as an anchor and reporter for New England 
Cable News in Newton. She and her 
husband, Bill ('87), live in the greater 
Boston area and have four children. • Susan 
Brodbeck Agnew and her husband, John, 
are pleased to announce the arrival of their 
son Kevin Thomas Agnew, who was born on 
September 24, 2003. He is their third son, 
joining Patrick (5) and Jack (3). Susan and 
John have been living in Chatham, NJ, for 
almost six years, where Susan is extremely 
busy as a full-time mother. 

Kara Corso Nelson 

67 Sea Island 

Glastonbury, CT 06033 


Michael Baroni reported last fall that he 
had a new position as general counsel of 
BSH Home Appliances in Huntington 
Beach ("Surf City"), a manufacturer of 
high-end wares under the Bosch, 
Thermador, Gaggenau and Siemens brands. 
He also continues to write articles and is 
currently doing undercover celebrity gossip 

reporting for CosmoGirl. • After early- 
childhood teaching and consulting for 
several years, Tina (Palumbo) Durand is 
back at BC, working on her PhD in applied 
developmental/educational psychology. She 
and her husband, Jon (whom she married in 
the Boston Public Garden), live in Paxton 
and balance work and leisure with her 
stepdaughter, Claire, who is 5. • Maureen 
Appleyard was married to Jim Granitsas on 
September 21, 2002. All attendees enjoyed 
an outdoor Wiffle-ball reception following 
the wedding. The class of '90 was well rep- 
resented by Kelty (Flaherty) Kelley, 
Bernadette Troyan, Tom Duffy, and Julien 
Goulet and his wife, Sabeth Fitzgibbons. 
Maureen also passed the bar exam in 2002 
and opened her own practice, Maureen A. 
Appleyard, Attorney at Law, Certified Public 
Accountant, with offices in Maiden and 
Swampscott. Maureen and Jim enjoyed 
many sailing adventures this summer on 
their trimaran sailboat, Celtic Try, and invite 
fellow classmates to contact them at for a sail. 
• Last February, Sheila Kelly Gaarder and her 
husband, Jon, had their first baby, a boy 
named Ryan. Sheila recently returned to her 
job as an international student and scholar 
adviser at the University of Pennsylvania. 
Jon is a classical musician. They live 
in Wilmington, DE. • Mike Caponiti 
announces the birth of his fourth child, 
Henry, who joins Madeleine (6), Isabella (5) 
and Harrison (3). The Caponitis live in Rye, 
NY. » Jim Walsh and his wife, Laurie, 
welcomed their son, Aidan Liam, on 
September 30, 2003. The Walshes reside in 
Weymouth; Jim is a mutual-fund wholesaler 
for Pioneer Investments. • Rick Sousa and 
his wife, Kim, announce the arrival of their 
son, Hayden Jay Sousa, born July 20, 2003, 
and welcomed home by his big sister, 
Hannah (3). The Sousa family lives in 
Hingham. • Scott and Kate (Zimmerman) 
Olivieri live in Nashua, NH, with Allison (8) 
and Chad (6). Kate is a nurse at Southern 
NH Medical Center in Nashua. Scott works 
at Fidelity Investments in Merrimack as a 
Web developer. In October, Scott published a 
book called The Batter's Edge: A Year With 
The Boston Red Sox, which describes the 
first year he worked for the Boston Red Sox, 
operating a unique computer video system. 
"More importantly, my wife, Kate, has 
secured the coveted NH license plate BC- 
90!" • From Tim (SMU) Allison: "On March 
29, 2003, I crashed a snowmobile near 
Killington and suffered severe injuries. I did 
not know how I would heal and if I would 
walk again. I had been training for a 
marathon at the time, and being in shape 
probably saved my life. As of December, 
after five operations, I am walking without a 
cane and am preparing to run again. I hope 
to run a half marathon by March and a 
marathon next fall. (I ran my first one in the 
fall of 2002.) Also, at the time of my crash, 
my wife was three months pregnant with 
our first child. She delivered Joshua Quick 
Allison on August 29, and he is happy 
(we think) to have a dad! I am grateful to all 
my class of '90 friends who reached out to 
me while I was laid up and in rehab. It was 
truly a crazy year, but my wife, Heather, and 

I have made it to happier times ahead. We 
live in Chatham, NJ, and I work at the 
Federal Reserve Bank in New York City in 
anti-money laundering compliance." 

• Kimberly (Cook) Lang and her husband, 
Darrin, welcomed their son, Timothy 
Patrick, born in July 2003. The Langs live in 
Falmouth. Darrin is a market manager for 
KForce, Inc., and Kim is enjoying her time 
as a stay-at-home mom. • Stephen and 
Whitney Serrell Barbera announce the birth 
of their second child, Thomas, born in June 
2003. He joins his loving big sister, Annie, 
who will be 5 in March. The Barberas 
are living in Stamford, CT. Steve is a 
financial consultant with Smith Barney in 
Manhattan. • Susanne Coulter Smith and 
her husband, Charles, welcomed their third 
child, Grayson Rose, on July 2, 2003. Her 
brother, Pierce, is now 6, and big 
sister Emily is 4. Susanne lives in Marietta, 
GA, where she's a stay-at-home-mom. 

• Andrew McAleer is practicing law in 
Lexington. He recentiy published two books, 
a novel called Appearance of Counsel and a 
mystery called Double Endorsement, which 
has received praise from many well-known 
reviewers. (Much of the action takes place at 
"Chestnut Hill College"!) Andrew also sadly 
reports that his dad, John McAleer ('45), an 
English professor at Boston College for 
fifty-six years, passed away in November. His 
mother, Ruth (Delaney) McAleer, passed 
away six days after his dad. A scholarship 
fund in their memory has been set up at 
Boston College. Donations can be sent to: 
Prof. John J. McAleer Fund, c/o James A. 
Woods, SJ, Boston College, McGuinn Hall, 
140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, 
MA 02467-3807. • Tracey Griffin Himmel 
and her husband, Tom, welcomed their 
third child, Claire Griffin, on February 22, 
2003. She joins her two big brothers, Jack 
(4) and Liam (2). After eight moves in 
ten years (having each one of the kids in 
a different time zone!), they have settled 
down outside of Chicago for now. 

• Annmarie Flanigan married Joseph Silvasy 
on October 17, 2003, in Jamestown, RI. 
Kathy (Ayars) Conlon was a bridesmaid, and 
Terry MacCalmont Poppiti was in 
attendance. The couple live in Canton, and 
Annemarie is a senior litigation paralegal at 
Foley Hoag, LLP, in Boston. • It's not 
too soon to think about our fifteenth 
reunion! Franz Loeber writes that he is 
chairing the reunion gift committee and is 
looking for volunteers. Contact Franz at if you're available 
to help. It means a few phone calls to 
classmates, which is always a great way to 
catch up with old friends! 

Peggy Morin Bruno 

2 High Hill Rd. 

Canton, CT 06019 

I hope everyone had a joyous holiday and is 
ready for spring. We have lots of wonderful 
news about job changes, promotions, babies 
and more. So read on to find out about 
your classmates! • Jean Remillard is back 
on the BC campus, working for the 
Institute of Religious Education and 


Pastoral Ministry. She is the assistant direc- 
tor of continuing education. She graduated 
from this program herself and is delighted 
to be a part of such a wonderful, dedicated 
staff. • Congratulations to Dan Grady, 
who was named a partner with 
PricewaterhouseCoopers Assurance and 
Business Advisory Services in Hartford, CT. 
Dan has been with PricewaterhouseCoopers 
since 1991 and has been in the Boston office 
for most of his career. • Congratulations to 
Ellen M. (Flynn) Kelley and her husband, 
Jim, who welcomed their third child, 
Caroline Flynn Kelley, on October 3, 2003. 
She joins big brothers Jimmy (2) and 
Frankie (1). • Congratulations to Matthew 
Brennan and his wife, Michele, on the 
newest addition to their family. Katie Rose 
joined her sister, Danielle (2), on September 
7, 2003. The Brennan family is living in 
Madison, NJ. • Talk about good things 
coming in threes ... Toni Naylor and her 
husband, Steven, welcomed a set of triplet 
boys on April 2, 2003. Max, Brody and 
Cooper are doing well, and their parents are 
pleased to have them! • In April 2003, Karen 
Golden Russell started at Integrated 
Healthcare Solutions, Inc., as product 
manager for their first software product. In 
June 2003, she graduated with her M.B.A. 
from Boston University and was nominated 
to join the honor society Beta Gamma 
Sigma. She and her husband, Terence 
(BC High '87), are celebrating four years of 
marriage. Karen and Terence would like to 
say "hi" to their BC High/BC friends and 
hope they're doing well. • Congratulations 
to Ellen (Blumenberg) Rusnak and her 
husband, George, who just welcomed their 
daughter, Shannon Claire, to their family on 
August 12, 2003. Shannon's big brother, 
George (3), is thrilled to have a sister. • It is 
amazing that six roommates/friends have 
developed into a group of 27, but here's how 
it happened! Christine (Kaufman) Keene, 
her husband, David ('89), and their 
children, Mary Ashley (7) and David (5), live 
year-round in Florida, but they are seen 
during the summer at their Cape house in 
Mashpee. Tara (Maddock) and Greg Varga 
have recently moved from West Roxbury to 
Glastonbury, CT. Tara has her hands full 
being a full-time mom to Olivia (4) and Evan 
(2), and Greg is in his ninth year with the 
law firm Robinson and Cole. Stephanie 
(Denmark) Lundy and her husband, Matt, 
also live in Connecticut (Monroe) and are 
quite busy with their four young children. 
Mary- Kate is the newest addition to the 
family, having arrived on March 7, 2003. 
She joins Patrick (5), Caroline (4) and Trevor 
(1). Matt is an attorney with Pullman and 
Comley, and Steph is enjoying the craziness 
of being a stay-at-home mom. Deana 
(Andrus) O'Brien and her husband, Kevin, 
are the proud parents of twin girls, Anna 
and Grace, born in January 2002. The 
O'Briens live in Guilford, CT, where Deana 
stays home with their daughters, and her 
husband is in sales. Carolyn (Bagley) and 
Jim Bianchi live in Hingham and are 
currently renovating their house to 
accommodate not only their growing family, 
but all of the out-of-state BC alumni. Ryan, 
the newest addition to the Bianchi family, 

was born in February 2003 and joined his 
older brother, John (4). Carolyn is with 
Brown Brothers Harriman, while Jim is in 
sales and still keeps very busy with BC 
alumni work. Everyone also uses the homes 
of Jeanne (Cox) Connon and her husband, 
Mark ('86), as reunion sites. It is always 
great getting together with the Connons, 
either in Winchester or Mattapoisett. Jeanne 
and Mark have three children, Henry (6), 
Sam (4) and Emily (1). • I wish everyone a 
wonderful spring and look forward to more 
news of babies, weddings and promotions! 
Get those notes in soon! 

Paul L Cantello 

The Gotham 

255 Warren St., No. 813 

Jersey City, NJ 07302 

Charles A. Rego is a candidate for Director, 
More Than Ten Years in the 2004-05 Boston 
College Alumni Association National Board of 
Directors Election. Please take the time to 
review the ballot and candidate information 
beginning on page 32 of this Class Notes 
section. Your participation in this election 
process is important. Make your voice heard! 

Elizabeth Singer now lives in London, 
England, with her husband, Andrew Hunt, 
and their son, Morgan (1). After a career in 
advertising and marketing, Elizabeth is now 
starting her own children's book 
publishing company. If you want to get in 
touch with Elizabeth, e-mail her at • Jeannine 
(Todd) Di Camillo and her husband, Nick, 
welcomed their first baby, Chiara Nicole, on 
November 27, 2002. After working at the 
University of Southern California for seven 
years, Jeannine resigned in January to stay 
at home with their daughter. They are 
currently living in Torrance, CA. • Jen 
(Ward) and Pete Joel had a baby girl, Megan 
Clare, on July 3, 2003. Big brothers are P. J. 
(4) and Aedan (2). Pete is still working at 
CSFB in NYC in fixed-income sales and 
trading. • Terri (O'Connor) Cianciolo had 
her second child, Jack, in May 2003. Her 
older child, Kate, is 2. • David Arizini and 
his wife, Marieke, welcomed the birth of 
their son, Nicolaas Alexander, on January 31, 
2003. They have lived in San Francisco for 
ten years. David works as a financial con- 
sultant with a private wealth management 
group at Smith Barney in Menlo Park. He 
can be reached at 

• Katie (Gillespie) LaManna, her husband, 
Mark, and their 2-year-old daughter, 
Jacqueline, welcomed a son and baby 
brother, Daniel Edward, who was born on 
June 1, 2003. Katie is still working as an 
attorney, practicing commercial litigation at 
Shipman & Goodwin LLP in Hartford. 

• Chris and Cathy (Lapychak) Martin are 
finally back in Massachusetts after tours of 
duty in New York, Texas and Alaska. Chris is 
now a major in the US Army, stationed at 
Natick Army Labs. He is the medical advisor 
officer responsible for providing physician 
coverage for ongoing research studies. 
Cathy is a finance operations manager at 
One Beacon Insurance in Foxboro. They live 
in Franklin with their two children, 

4-year-old Matthew and baby Elizabeth, 
who joined the family in May 2003. • Kevin 
McCarthy married Angie Abbe on October 4 
in Herndon, VA. Alumni attendees included 
his brother and best man, John McCarthy, 
soloist David Brauer, uncle Jack Donahue, 
Betsy (Nyman) Bruns, Stephanie Evans, 
Kristi (Hall) Farmer, Gerald Graceffo, 
Melanie (Waks) Graceffo, Nicole (Innocenti) 
Hurley, Jon Laufenberg, Wendy Madigan, 
Bill Mangano, Todd Mannix, Lisa (Olsta) 
Robinson, Brian Russak, Rich Schroder, 
Roseann Sheehan, Lisa (Ostapko) Stone, 
Michael Sullivan, and Cheryl (Simrany) and 
Tim Thomas. Tim and Cheryl deserve some 
of the credit for helping to organize the ski 
trip to Lake Tahoe on January 1, 2000, 
where the couple met. The happy couple 
spent their honeymoon in New Zealand and 
Australia. Kevin is working in the 
Department of Homeland Security as a sen- 
ior consultant with Grant Thornton, and 
Angie is a sales associate with Gartner 
Group. Kevin and Angie live in Arlington, 
VA. • Gene McNinch and his wife, Abby, 
had their second daughter, Ainsley, on 
September 25. They currently live on 
Maryland's eastern shore, where Gene also 
practices dentistry. • Peter and Mary Ellen 
(Stankewick) Carignan celebrated the birth 
of their sons Thomas and Luke Carignan, 
identical twins, on April 21, 2003. They still 
live in Cape Elizabeth, ME. Peter works at 
Fidelity Investments in Portland. Their 
other children are Joseph and Grace. 
• Chris (Baldes) Barile and her Holy Cross 
alumnus husband, Rob Barile, are living in 
Verona, NJ, along with their two girls, 
Elizabeth (2) and Anna (6 months). Chris is 
still running and racing in her "spare" 
time with BC grad and neighbor Suzie 
Ashley ('87). She has learned of at least 
three BC alumni in her neighborhood! 
Chris recently spoke with Christine Klanian, 
who lives in the North End and remains 
close friends with Sheila Sullivan and 
Kristine Hyde. Chris enjoyed a marvelous 
dinner in August at Legal Sea Foods in the 
Burlington Mall with former roommate 
Jennifer Lane. Jennifer is an attorney in 
the Boston area and resides in Newton. 
She's still playing tennis and traveling 
around the US for work. Jen often visits 
former roommate Amy DiPrima, who is 
loving Chicago and has been in film 
production for the past several years. 

16th Annual 
Second Helping Gala 

presented by 
the Boston College Alumni Association 

All proceeds to benefit 
The Greater Boston Food Bank 
Support your neighbors in need! 

Saturday, April 3, 2004 

Gillette Stadium 
Foxboro, Massachusetts 

For tickets, call 800-669-8430 


Sandy Chen 

355 Sixth Ave. #2 

Brooklyn, NY 11215 

Julie Finora McAfee is a candidate for 
Secretary in the 2004-05 Boston College 
Alumni Association National Board of 
Directors Election. Please take the time to 
review the ballot and candidate information 
beginning on page 32 of this Class Notes 
section. Your participation in this election 
process is important. Make your voice heard! 

Nancy E. Drane 

226 E. Nelson Avenue 

Alexandria, VA 22301 



John D. Burns is a candidate for Director, Less 
Than Ten Years in the 2004-05 Boston College 
Alumni Association National Board of 
Directors Election. Please take the time to 
review the ballot and candidate information 
beginning on page 32 of this Class Notes 
section. Your participation in this election 
process is important. Make your voice heard! 

Hello, class of 1994! As always, thank you 
for your notes. Brenda Crudo and her 
husband, Toma, recently moved back to the 
Boston area (Canton) with their Boston 
terrier, Humphrey. Brenda graduated from 
Bangor Theological Seminary with a 
master's in divinity in May 2003. She now 
attends Boston University and is working on 
her Ph.D. in counseling, psychology and 
religion. Toma is the head quality 
supervisor at Howes Engineering in 
Franklin. • Kimberly (Kozemchak) Paster 
and her husband, Bradley, had a baby girl in 
March. Caroline Celia was born on March 

18, 2003. According to her mom who 

may be a little bit biased — she is amazing! 
Bradley and Kim love being parents. Kim 
works part time at her firm, Boston-based 
Holland and Knight LLP, where she is an 
attorney in the syndication department. 
Bradley, Kim and Caroline live in 
Westwood. • If you thought you recognized 
a Chinese TV commentator, you weren't 
wrong! Keith Gallinelli is a ChineseTV star! 
After he finished his evening M.B.A. at BC 
in 2001, Keith got fed up with the corporate 
life. In August 2001, he sold everything he 
owned and moved to the People's Republic 
of China. He went over to teach business 
courses at a private university for a year. It is 
now two and a half years later, and he hasn't 
left yet. He is still teaching, and hosting a TV 
talk show on Chinese provincial TV (Jiangsu 
Province). It is an English-language show, 
and he is one of the only foreign hosts in 
China. According to his station, the show 
reaches about two million viewers per 
week. Keith reports that while his mom 
wants him home, he'll probably be in China 
for a few more years. • Edward (E. J.) Carroll 
and Suzanne (McLaughlin) were married on 
May 12, 2001. Suzanne, a graduate of UNH, 
has been a sales manager on the Mac World 
Trade Expo for IDG in Framingham for four 
and a half years. E. J. is a senior corporate 

officer in the business continuity depart- 
ment at State Street Bank in Quincy. On 
June 5, they celebrated the birth of their first 
child, Edward f. Carroll IV. They are living 
in Dedham with their dog, Reggie. • Jim 
Ouellette and Jackie (Schilling) Ouellette 
('95), currentiy live in Dayton, OH, with 
their two daughters, Julia (3) and Jenna (2). 
Jackie is a nurse, and Jim is completing his 
residency in general surgery at Wright State 
University this June. From there, they will 
be moving to southern California, where Jim 
will do a two-year fellowship in surgical 
oncology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. 
• Maribeth Diver recently returned from two 
years in Southeast Asia, in the country of 
Laos. While in Laos, Maribeth worked as a 
midwife in a desperately poor hospital. She 
spent the first four months of this year on a 
twenty-six foot sailboat cruising through 
Thai and Malaysian waters. She is now 
working as a midwife in rural Lancaster 
County, PA, doing mostly home births 
for Old Order Amish clients. Maribeth 
would love to hear from old friends 
in the area. Her e-mail address is • Beth (Farrell) 
Sullivan and her husband, Brett, wrote to 
announce the birth of Lucy Josephine. Lucy 
was born in October 2003. Beth teaches first 
grade in Bridgewater. The Sullivans live in 
Bellingham. • Finally, I had the pleasure of 
attending the wedding of Josie Losada and 
Patrick McMahon this fall. The wedding was 
held in Connecticut, with a reception at 
beautiful St. Clement's Castle. Also in 
attendance were Lori MacDonald, who was a 
bridesmaid, Sandy (Mancinelli) Brillon, Erin 
(Miller) Spaulding and Shireen (Pesez) 
Rhoades. Josie is a teacher at Greenwich 
High School. • That is all for this quarter — 
I hope! You see, I just moved, and things 
were a little hectic before I left. If for some 
reason I did not include a message you sent 
me, please do me a favor and resend your 
message. I'll be sure to include it in the next 
issue. And, of course, if you haven't sent me 
a message, please do! 

David S. Shapiro 

116 Boulevard 

West Hartford, CT 06119 

The holidays have come and gone. My 
warmest regards to the class of 1995 as we 
embark on a new year. Can anyone fathom 
that it's been almost ten years since the 
completion of our Boston College 
experience? I was spending some time 
in Boston with a good friend, walking 
around the mall at Copley Square, and 
who did I nearly bump into but 
Charlie Willhoit and his wife Grace, who 
were in town from California on business. 
They had their young son in tow and were 
enjoying the snowy weather. • Holiday times 
are difficult to make contact, but I encour- 
age all of you, gentle readers, to contact me 
and fill in your classmates on where you've 
been hiding! • Among the most recent to 
contact me were the proud parents of Reilly 
Brigitte Connelly, born to Andrew and Jenn 
(Oris) Connelly on June 13, 2003. Jenn is a 
high school math teacher in Maynard, MA, 

and delivered some news to us as well. She 
reports that Scott and Julie (Ashley) 
Whitehead welcomed Ryan Allen on June 
14, 2003. Julie is teaching 3rd grade in 
Sudbury, MA. Rachael Elizabeth Neiberger 
was born to Joe and Maureen (Curtin) 
Neiberger on September 16, 2003. • Kerry 
McPhee and Dan Hennessey were married 
on August 16, 2003 in Hartford, CT. 
Andrea (Palermo) Ranawat ('94) and 
Heather (McKigue) McKeon ('94) were 
bridesmaids. In attendance were Laura 
(Mirisola) MacArthur, Jenn (Oris) Connelly, 
Julie (Ashley) Whitehead, Teri (Heitz) Vella, 
Mike Lenz, Kevin McKeon, David Milano, 
Rich Stahmer, Steve Santangelo, Derek 
Johnston, Dave Umbricht, and Alison 
(Andres) Umbricht. • Judy Gerardi filled us 
in about her husband and classmate Bart D. 
Gerardi. She reports that he went on after 
graduation to Bentley College where he 
received his Master's Degree in Information 
Systems. The were married in Norwalk, CT 
in June 1999. Best man was classmate 
Robert W. Bell. In attendance were Tim 
Frangioso ('96), Robert McCready ('96), 
Mike Waring ('96), Jeff Fournier ('96) and 
Thomas Randall ('97). Their son Brett 
Thomas was born on March 28, 2000. Bart 
is working for a business information com- 
pany outside of Boston as a software engi- 
neer. Our happiest of wishes to the Gerardi 
family. • In October, Mary Kate Libonate 
married Georgetown grad John Doyle in 
New York City. Among the attendees was 
Kristi (Carroll) Downing. After a honey- 
moon in Hawaii, Mary Kate returned to 
work as an AVP at Chase Manahttan Bank. 
• Amory Cotter thought she would update 
her classmates. She is currently living in 
NYC where she works as a social worker at 
Mt. Sinai Hospital. • Who have you run into 
lately? Long lost roommates or blast- 
from-the-past friends? Send your stories 
to me! 

Mike Hofman 

517 E. 13'" Street, #20 

New York, NY 10009 


After a day spent tailgating on the Heights 
for the BC-Pitt game with Dave and Amy 
Telep, Kate Devin, Brian Sullivan, and many 
others, Tracey (Gilroy) and Chris Giglia 
became proud parents with the birth of their 
son, John Ryan Giglia. The baby was born 
on November 2, weighed exactly 8 lbs. and 
was 20 1/4 inches long. The Giglia family 
lives in Brookline. Tracey works for Liberty 
Mutual, and Chris, who recentiy earned an 
M.B.A. from Babson College, works at 
Fidelity. • Mike and Heather (McGuire) 
Allen welcomed Lauren Arleen Allen on 
August 28. Mike writes that Lauren weighed 
8 lbs. and was 20 1/2 inches at birth. • Polly 
Lagana and Jim Fanning ('95), celebrated 
their one-year wedding anniversary recently. 
Polly and Jim were married on September 
14, 2002, in Wethersfield, CT. Kerri 
Gannon, Jen Hogan, Matt Chapuran ('95), 
and Dave Finnegan ('95), were in the wed- 
ding party. Guests included Alexis Geier, 
Jennifer Gonzalez, Carolyn Kirk, Melissa 


Seyfried, Byron Pavano ('95), Kevin Hogan 
('01), Patrick Hogan ('67), Gretchen Kelly 
(Newton '69), Matt Pallai ('01), and Jaime 
Shinn ('01). Polly and Jim currently live in 
Manhattan. • Some grad school and career 
stuff: I saw Julian Blazewicz recently. He is 
currently attending B-School at the 
University of North Carolina. Scott Freeman 
is going to New York University, and 
Andrew Fellingham — who complains that 
he only appears in class notes as a wedding 
guest — is part of Columbia's executive 
M.B.A. program. His wife, Crissy Callaghan, 
has a new job working as the publicist for 
the CBS soap operas As the World Turns and 
Guiding Light. And after two-plus years away 
from the real world, Jim Roth has graduated 
from Columbia B-School and is now 
working in fixed-income sales at Barclays 
Capital in New York. • Here's hoping you 
have a wonderful 2004. 

Sabrina M. Bracco 

227 E. 83rd St., No. 3-A 

New York, NY 10021 

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Than Ten Years in the 2004-05 Boston College 
Alumni Association National Board of 
Directors Election. Please take the time to 
review the ballot and candidate information 
beginning on page 32 of this Class Notes 
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Board of Directors Election. Please take the 
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Hope you all enjoyed the holidays and 
welcomed in the new year with good friends 
and family. Several BC and Villanova alumni 
kicked off the holiday season at the Jersey 
Shore on November 22 to celebrate the 
wedding of Margo Rivera and Kevin 
Gillespie (Villanova University '97). The 
ceremony was held at St. James Roman 
Catholic Church in Red Bank, NJ, and the 
reception took place at the Mill in Spring 
Lake Heights, NJ. The bridal party included 
Bridget Lesutis, Sarah Nist and Sabrina 
Bracco. In attendance were Megan 
(Kerrigan) Byron, Christina (Carey) Grimes, 
Stephanie Millette, Keith Duffy, Tracey 
Maffeo, Joel Amico ('99), Mary Jo 
(Quatrone) Farber, Amy (Moore) Sund, Sol 
Sund, Ted Franchetti, John Minardo, Tom 
Rollauer, Julie Tucker, Wendy Estela, Peter 
Mirabile ('88), and Andy McLaughlin ('98). 
Margo is director of marketing for 
CommCore Consulting Group, a firm that 
specializes in executive speaking and media 
training. Kevin is vice president at the CIT 
Group, a commercial and consumer finance 
company. He is also pursuing his M.B.A. at 
Fordham University. The Gillespies reside 

on New York's Upper East Side. • Marybeth 
Gerson married Benjamin Heyd on July 12, 
2003, in Orleans, with a reception at 
Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham. Marybeth' s 
sister, Megan ('00), and brother, Brian ('02), 
were attendants, along with Danielle 
(Furino) Acerra and Julie Tucker. Other 
grads who participated in the ceremony 
were Kevin Auerr and Kailin Fenn, who both 
did readings, and Amy Larsen ('98), who 
sang. Other grads in attendance included 
Kim Bowers, Suzanne Egan, Molly 
(Katibian) Donovan, Tom Rollauer, Melissa 
and Mark Runde, Leigh Strieker, Lee 
Fitzpatrick ('96), Lisa Stagno ('98), Jay 
Campbell ('98), Cathy Tucker ('99), Sumaya 
(Twal) McCleave ('99), Charles Kehres ('00), 
Anna (Sense) Kalluri ('00), Jamie Grenon 
('02), and Laura Mestre ('02). The couple 
honeymooned in California and have settled 
in Cambridge. Marybeth is pursuing a mas- 
ter's in education at Lesley University and 
works at the Pike School in Andover, and 
Ben is an architect in Boston. • In June, 
Linda (Song) and Andrew Wendel moved 
from San Francisco to Ann Arbor, MI, 
where Wendel is in his first year at the 
University of Michigan Business School 
(along with Mike Leporati). Linda found a 
job she is very happy with as program 
manager of Domestic Corps, a nonprofit 
fellowship program within the university. 
Domestic Corps provides M.B.A. students 
with consulting internships at nonprofit 
organizations that typically can't afford the 
business expertise. Linda and Wendel 
bought a place in Ann Arbor and are 
enjoying their experience as first-time 
homeowners. They are excited to be closer to 
the East Coast once again and are hoping to 
make it out to Boston a few times in the new 
year. • Alex Thacher and Tiffany Forsberg 
were married in Tiburon, CA, on July 12, 
2003. Mike Barstis was a groomsman. Also 
in attendance was John Gradek. Alex and 
Tiffany spent their honeymoon in Kauai and 
now live in the Washington, DC, area. Alex 
currently works at Ernst & Young in DC, and 
Tiffany is a district attorney. Back in 
September, they were training for their 
eighth marathon. • Michael Byrne married 
Tracy Geisinger on August 16, 2003. BC 
grads in the wedding party included Michael 
and Jessica (Tamburrino) Morris, Cheryl 
(O'Connell) George and Rebecca (Zisblatt) 
Sanford. Also in attendance was captain 
Richard Corner III. Michael's mother, 
Rosemary (Dunn) Byrne, is a double eagle 
— class of '72 for undergrad and class of '98 
for her master's in nursing. Michael and 
Tracy honeymooned in Hawaii, visiting the 
islands of Kauai and Maui, and are 
currently living in Braintree. • Peter A. 
Maniscalco and Michelle L. Balsamo 
celebrated their marriage on September 13, 
2003. Among those in attendance at the 
wedding celebration were Kevin Cronin and 
Minna Buiser. Those sending their good 
wishes but not in attendance were Keith 
Duffy, Brian Moreland, Alicia Testaverde, 
Jim Quealy, and Peter and Tiffany Hustis. 

After the festivities, the newlyweds took a 
luxurious two-week honeymoon in Tahiti, 
Moorea and Bora Bora. Peter and Michelle 
have made their home in Little Neck, NY, 
where Peter is a CPA, and Michelle is a 
lawyer. • Kirsten Fuchs graduated from 
Thunderbird, The American Graduate 
School of International Management, with 
an M.B.A. in international management. 
During her M.B.A. program, she studied 
and interned abroad in Paris, Geneva and 
London. She is now living in New York City 
and working as an AVP in marketing at 
Citigroup, in their business credit cards divi- 
sion. • In the fourth annual Peter "Sonny" 
Nictakis ('99), Memorial Golf Tournament, 
$10,000 was raised in his name. Next year's 
tournament will be held at Bay Pointe 
Country Club again in Bourne on 
September 26. Please contact Kevin Penwell 
if you are interested in participating 
( Please keep 
the news coming; looking forward to hear- 
ing from you. 

Mistie P. Lucht 
4043 Quentin Ave. 
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 

Colleen Custer and Gavin Mhley were 
married on May 24, 2003, in Western 
Springs, IL. Colleen works for BDO 
Seidman, LLP, in Chicago and is currently 
pursuing a master's degree in psychology. 
Gavin is a second-year law student at Loyola 
University, also in Chicago. Classmates in 
the wedding included Anthony Aniello, 
Ryan Miller, Jim DeSantis, Ross Kurz, Bill 
Evans, Gail Rodriguez, Sara Saukas and 
Jennifer Zaldivar. Other classmates in 
attendance were Jennifer Adler, Jorge Ribas, 
Julie Menendez, Christine Reedman, Mike 
Cosentino, Matt Savino, Andy Sinnott, Dave 
Tafuto, Al Furman, Lucia (Fankhanel) 
Furmari, and Brian and Stacy (Ambrose) 
Neri. • Stephanie Galeota was one of seven 
BC students, and the only grad student, to 
spend the summer in Mozambique. These 
students taught English in a small school in 
Beira. Stephanie had previously spent two 
years as a Jesuit volunteer in Dangriga, in 
rural Belize. • In September, Karen Casey 
celebrated her second year at Oracle Corp. 
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salesperson. She continues to live in the 
North End of Boston and enjoyed 
seeing everyone at the reunion. • Jennifer 
Coyle married Jan Sapak on Saturday 
September 13, 2003, at St. Columbkille 
church in Brighton, with a reception that 
evening at Boston Marriott Quincy. Jen and 
Jan honeymooned in Hawaii. In attendance 
from BC were Josephine Sciarrino (maid of 
honor), Dawn Krieger (bridesmaid), 
Amanda Burns, Michelle Breitman, Lisa 
Byank, Patience (Leonard) Brayton, Joceyln 
Cavanna, Jennifer (Mullen) Cronin, Regine 
Cuvilly, AnnMarie DiBiasie and Matt Reid, 
Clare DiBiasie, Bryan Kasperowski, Laura 
KavanagJi, MaryPat Lancelotta, Charise 
Rohm, Erin Ryan, and Jeanette O'Malley. I 
wish I could have been there! • Gregg Saline 
and Ann Bogo were married on June 7, 
2003, in Ohio. Class of '98 friends in 
attendance were Mike Barrett, Tim Devoe, 
Carolyn (Homer) Craven, John Craven, 
Chrissy Olansen-Rilli, John Rilli, Tom Krazit 
and Shannon Thoke. Gregg is working at 
Sun Microsystems, and Ann is with 
PricewaterhouseCoopers. They are living in 
Arlington. • Josh Niewoehner, had been 
living in his hometown of Hillsdale, IL, 
outside of Chicago, since graduation. He 
moved back to Boston in the fall of 2000 
and has been working at the law firm Hale 
and Dorr, LLP, as a paralegal. • I am hoping 
that many of you got together for some fun 
at Roggie's after the October 25 football 
game. Write to me and let me know how it 
went! • Last November, after over five 
years, I left General Mills, the only company 
that I have worked for since college! I 
couldn't be happier with my new position. I 
am in downtown Minneapolis at a small, 
integrated promotion marketing agency, 
Group One, managing an account and team. 
Group One's clients consist of Levi's, H&R 
Block and Jennie-O Turkey Store (Hormel), 
among others. I have not heard from many 
of you lately, so please send me an e-mail, 
and have a lovely spring! 

Matt Coler-an 

Emily Wildfire 


Greetings, class of '99. Believe it or not, it 
has been five years since we graduated from 
the Heights. Mark on your calendars that 
our fifth reunion will be held the weekend of 
June 4-6, 2004. Make sure that your e-mail 
and mailing address are up to date in the 
Alumni Association's database so that you 
will receive all pertinent information. Our 
main event will be held on Saturday, June 5, 
in the Plex, where there will be a live band, 
lots of bars and plenty of reminiscing. You 
can find more info about the reunion by vis- 
iting the Alumni Association's Reunion 
Web site,, or you can e- 
mail with questions. 
• Melissa Caroline Leber was married to 
Michael William Stein (UPenn '00) from 

Savannah (GA), on June 28, 2003, in 
Bethesda (MD). Melissa's maids of honor 
were Caroline Leber ('01), and Suzie Leber. 
Her bridesmaids were Allison Matthews 
and Lindsey Dubie McDevitt. Other BC 
alumni in attendance were father of the 
bride, Chris Leber ('74), Larry Leber '(76), 
Colleen Leber ('77), Dave Sorok ('74), Suzy 
Harrington, Kara Graziano, Stephanie 
Crement, Chrissy Molloy, Amy Scofield, 
Melissa Pino, Meredith Takahashi, Brian 
Corby, Brian McAuley, Brian McDevitt and 
Gretchen Mansfield ('00). • James 
Schoenecker recently received a J.D. from 
Columbia Law School, where he was a 
Harlan Fisk Stone scholar and a notes 
editor for the Columbia Journal of 
Transnational Law. Jim is currentiy living in 
Manhattan. He is an associate with Hughes 
Hubbard & Reed LLP, a New York law firm 
with seven offices around the world. Jim is 
practicing in the not-for-profit and general 
litigation groups. • Dana Isaacs married 
Alistair Duke in mid-October on Long 
Island. They were lucky to have a number of 
friends from BC who were able to help them 
celebrate, including Rebecca (Hurley) 
Latour, who was a bridesmaid, and Tracy 
Madsen, who did a reading. Other alumni in 
attendance included Laura (Bailey) 
Bergeron, Lauren Bosworth, Scott Cronin, 
Alex Franch, Lisa Malnick, Amy O' Sullivan 
and Kim Pierce. Dana and Alistair have 
settled north of Manhattan and are both 
working for UBS Investment Bank. • Suzy 
Harrington married Gus Steppen on August 
9 in Newport. They celebrated their honey- 
moon for two weeks in Brazil, where they 
"loved the country, its wonderful people, 
stunning beaches and cheap booze." Back in 
the real world, Suzy has a year and a half left 
at law school. She is looking forward to 
practicing some sort of poverty law such as 
housing law or maybe criminal defense. She 
and Gus are living in Manhattan, where Gus 
teaches high school math in the Bronx. They 
are both very busy but enjoying married life 
and all the fun that NYC has to offer. • The 
second annual charity event to remember 
Welles Crowther and to help raise money for 
the Welles Crowther Trust was held on the 
BC vs. ND football weekend. The event was 
extremely successful and raised $10,000 for 
Welles's trust. Welles's parents and sister 
were in attendance and were ecstatic about 
the outcome. They are very excited to make 
this an annual event. There are already plans 
for the third annual next year. Thank you to 
all who helped to make the event such a 
success. • Mike O'Brien left the NHL to 
become the radio play-by-play announcer for 
the Trenton Titans of the ECHL 
(minor-league hockey) and will be relocating 
from Hoboken, NJ, to Bordentown, NJ. 
• Congratulations to Elisabeth (Filarski) 
Hasselbeck for her new role as one of 
the hosts of ABC's morning talk show The 
View. • Please keep the e-mail updates 
coming, and I look forward to seeing you all 
at the reunion. 

Kate Pescatore 

63 Carolin Trail 

Marshfield, MA 02050 

Welcome to 2004! We had a very busy 2003, 
and I am pleased to share all of the great 
news with you. Thanks to everyone who has 
sent me e-mails and letters. Keep the news 
coming. • Mary Madden recently finished 
the two-year ACE program and received her 
master's of education degree through Notre 
Dame. Mary is now in her first year of law 
school at Southern Methodist College in 
Dallas, TX. Kathryn Barrett has recently 
returned to the Boston area after spending 
several years living in San Diego, CA. 
Kathryn is working at Children's Hospital in 
Boston and is pursuing her master's of 
nursing degree at UMass, Boston. Kristin 
Midura is obtaining her nursing degree 
through the University of Maryland in 
Baltimore. Colleen Sheehy received her 
master's from BC and is starting her second 
year teaching at a charter school in South 
Boston. • Jared N. Leland was recently 
admitted to the Pennsylvania bar and is 
currently legal counsel for a firm in 
Washington, DC. John Cardillo graduated 
from law school at Florida State University 
in May 2003. After passing the Florida 
bar, John is currently working at the law 
firm Cardillo, Keith and Bonaquist, PA, in 
Naples, FL. Erin Nicholson Maloney has 
joined the law firm Bond, Schoeneck & 
King, PLLC, in Syracuse, NY. Erin received 
her J.D. from Duke University in 2003. Gia 
G. Incardone has become an associate in the 
bankruptcy department at Cole, Schotz, 
Meisel, Forman & Leonard, PA, in 
Hackensack, NJ. Gia received her J.D. from 
Fordham University in New York City, 
where she was a member of the Fordham 
International Law Review, the Fordham 
Moot Court Board, and the Fordham 
Domestic Violence Advocacy Center. 

• Caitlin Frey and Tim O'Malley were 
married on June 21, 2003. The wedding 
party included Marnie Bonifacic, Dave 
Cacciapaglia, John Edenbach, Jeff McGinn, 
Tommy Mulvoy, Amy Smith and Kelly 
Zaremba. Also attending the wedding were 
Kim Arbuckle, Becky Behen, Kevin Bodkin, 
Jamie Chiarieri, Patrick English, Courtney 
Fish, Julie Frisoli, Tom Gallagher, Meghan 
Gilligan, Tony Hutchins, Julianne Marrone, 
Adrienne Schnaper McGarr, Kevin McGarr, 
Shawn McGinn, Kellie Misiaszek, Katie 
Ryan, Emily Santos, Liz Shevlin, Kate 
Sullivan, Michael Sutphin and Jay Wren. 

• Paul Brandano was married to Allegra 
Pollock on July 5, 2003, at the Four Seasons 
Biltmore in Santa Barbara, CA. Peter 
Brandano served as the best man, and Ellis 
Disch, Donald Oliveira, Joe Zambella and 
Ernie Kappotis ('01), were ushers. Laura 
Mazor ('01) was a bridesmaid. Tara 
Ferguson and Chris Ciulla ('97), were also 
in attendance. Paul is currently pursuing his 
M.B.A. at the Anderson School at UCLA. 
Allegra received a master's in journalism 


from BU in 2001 and is now an editorial 
assistant at Western Interiors and Design 
magazine. • Stephen Holland, Jr., married 
Lindsay Phillips in Simpsonville, SC, on 
August 9, 2003. Groomsmen included 
Craig Marinho, Jon Mendicina and Joe 
Sparacino. Other BC alumni in attendance 
were James Arrajj, Lisa Gallagher, Christy 
Jaeger, Laura Maestranzi, Mike Peters and 
Kevin Teaken. Steve and Lindsay continue to 
live in South Carolina with their daughter, 
Sydney. • Jon Mendicina and Lisa Gallagher 
were married on September 27, 2003, in 
Boston. Steve Holland, Craig Marinho and 
Joe Sparacino were groomsmen. Tara 
Ferguson was a bridesmaid. Other Class of 
2000 members in attendance were Marc 
Albano, Joey Bergida, Becky Carney, Hugh 
Cauthers and his wife, Chrissy, Cathy 
Cianci, Rob Cinguina, Joe Daly, Meg 
Flannery, Mary Ellen Frydenlund, Erin 
Lynch, Mike Peters, Jackie Shea, Elyssa 
Vasas, and Joe Zambella. Other BC alumni 
were Stephanie Donovan ('99), Diana Erba 
('93), Kristin Lucier ('97), Khristine 
(Seneres) Naughton ('96), and Annie 
Reckhemmer ('01). The couple will remain 
in Massachusetts after their honeymoon to 
Hawaii. • Courtney Byers married Samuel 
Gough on October 17, 2003, in Brick, NJ. 
Fellow classmates Sakeena Baccas, Shannon 
Corkery, Katie Cowden, Danielle Kayal, 
Leanne Simpson and Sandra Spencer were 
in attendance. Courtney's cousin Joseph 
Byers ('99) was a groomsman. • On October 
24, 2003, Chris Celentano married his 
high-school sweetheart, Christina Reide, in 
New York. Chris Goff, Sean Howell and 
Kevin Meehan were groomsmen. Other 
alumni attending the wedding were Meghan 
Barry, Jessica Conway, Bess Denney, 
Kevin and Lisa English, Ellen Finnigan, 
Laura Funken, Sean Keithly, Pete 
Liegel, Emily Rehwinkel, Missy Salas, 
Liz Spranzani, Jen Thomas, and Matt 
Chabot ('9 9). Chris graduated from 
Brooklyn Law School in June 2003 and is 
now an associate at Sedgwick, Detert 
Moran & Arnold LLP in Manhattan. • On 
November 8, 2003, Becky Behen and Jamie 
Chiarieri were married. The 

wedding party included Eric Anderson, John 
Farren, Kevin Fee, Deedee Ogilvie and 
Kathleen Pollock. Other members of the 
class of 2000 were also in attendance, 
including Kim Arbuckle, Kevin Bodkin, 
Matt Burke, Patrick English, Jessica 
Glassberg, Kristen Grabowski, Carrie 
Everett Heffernan, Katie Henderson, 
Adrienne Schnaper McGarr, Kevin McGarr, 
Jeff McGinn, Shawn McGinn, Kieran 
O'Connor, Andy Patton, Beth Gnazzo 
Riesch, Christian Riesch, Ryan Robson, 
Emily Santos, Carrie Scuorzo, Liz Shevlin, 
Katie Williams, Michael Winter, Jay Wren 
and Corinne Zadigan. 

Erin Mary R. Ackerman 

The Salter School 

2 Florence St. 

Maiden, MA 02148 

Suzanne Harte 

6 Everett Ave. 

Winchester, MA 01890 


Michael D. Reif is a candidate for Director, 
West of the Mississippi in the 2004-05 Boston 
College Alumni Association National Board of 
Directors Election. Please take the time to 
review the ballot and candidate information 
beginning on page 31 of this Class Notes section. 
Your participation in this election process is 
important. Make your voice heard! 

Lieutenant John D. Beary graduated from 
US Army Ranger School in March 2003 and 
began duty with the eighty-second Airborne 
Division at Fort Bragg, NC. He is now 
assigned to the 505th Parachute Infantry 
Regiment, also known as the Panther 
Regiment. J. D. has been in Iraq since 
August, in command of a heavy-weapons 
platoon. He is located between the Tigris 
River and the Syrian border. We all wish him 
a safe and healthy return home. If you 
would like to write to J. D., mail can be sent 
to him at 3-BCT D-CO, 3-505-PIR, eighty- 
second Airborne Division, APO-AE 09384. 
• Nina Renda married Justin Liborio on 
September 27. The wedding was held in 
Somerville (NJ) with the reception in 
Morristown (NJ). In attendance were Beth 
Schulz, Kate O'Keeffe, Brooke Kerkorian, 
Emily Ricci, Meredith Castaldo and Angela 

Class Notes Editor 

Boston College Alumni House 

825 Centre St. 

Newton, MA 02458 

Still overflowing with memories of Boston 
College and always wishing life were still as 
easy as juggling four classes, extracurricular 
activities, and the obligatory trips to bars and 
social gatherings, the class of 2003 is faced 
with big changes. We are all now amidst the 
shocking reality that — yes — there is life 
after BC, and — yes — we must live it. Many 
of the members of our class are doing just 
that. • Brett T. Huneycutt is currently a 
Fulbright scholar in El Salvador; he also has 
been selected as one of the first Rhodes 
Scholars from BC and plans on attending 
Oxford next fall to further study economics. 
Sara Rosen is traveling to Mexico for six 
months through Visions in Action, a 
grassroots service program. Karen Hoff 
has received Phi Delta' Kappa's 2003 
Excellence in Student Teaching Award, 
which recognizes the remarkable potential 
of those beginning careers in education. 
• Also beginning a career in education is 
Justin Meyers, a volunteer through the ACE 
program of Notre Dame who is teaching in 
Pensacola, FL, while earning his master's in 
education. Mathias Schildwachter, currently 
volunteering through the PLACE Corps in 
LA, is earning both a master's in education 
and a teaching certification during his 
placement. Ariana Ebrahimian is currently 
serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, 
Southwest Region, at a Catholic 
elementary school. • Also with the JVC, Beth 
Glauber is the charitable-works assistant 

at a food pantry called St. Vincent de Paul, in 
Billings, MT Kara Kilpa trick will be starting 
a ten-month Americorps Program known as 
NCCC; her home base will be Denver, CO, 
although she will work on various service 
projects across the Midwest region. • Malini 
DeSilva is in LA, volunteering through the 
Vincentian Service Corps; she is an employ- 
ment specialist at Chrysalis, a program for 
economically disadvantaged and homeless 
individuals. Andrew DelBoccio is also in LA, 
attending USC for accounting and planning 
to move to San Francisco next fall. Tina 
Neuner is currendy enrolled in USC's Ph.D. 
program, studying neuroscience. • Pam 
Longar is a naval nurse on the oncology 
floor of a hospital in San Diego. Maile Yuen 
is an ensign in the US Navy aboard USS 
Preble DDG-88, in training as the communi- 
cations officer in San Diego. • Katie 
Williamson is working for Victoria Hagan 
Interiors, an interior-design firm in NYC. 
Mary Clemens is a media buyer at OMD, 
also in NYC. Kelly Agostinacchio is an 
accountant at Ernst & Young on Long 
Island. • Katrina Pardo is a resource special- 
ist for the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit at 
Children's Hospital, Boston. Stephanie 
Wolfe is working at the TJX Corp., near 
Boston, in the buyer-training program. Joe 
Reganato is a campus minister at Catholic 
Central HS in Lawrence. • Tegan Pollock 
married Todd Willard on October n, 2003; 
the ceremony was held in Wethersfield, CT, 
among family and friends. • Marin Kirby 
will be the literary-management intern at 
the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 
Chicago, beginning this January. • I would 
love to have more news to spread in the next 
edition, so please e-mail me with any 
announcements! Looking forward to 
hearing from everyone. 


Kristen M. Murphy 

Fulton Hall, Room 315 

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 


We regret to inform you that Rhonda K 
Channing passed away in July 2003. During 
her life she served as director of the Z. 
Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest 
University. She was formerly the assistant 
university librarian at the O'Neill Library of 
Boston College. 


Laurel A. Eisenhauer 

Cushing Hall, Room 202 

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 

Carol Picard (Ph.D. '98), has been elected 
president-elect of Sigma Theta Tau 
International, the nursing honor society. 
Several alums were co-authors (with SON 
professor June Horowitz) of an article — 
"Promoting responsiveness between moth- 
ers with depression and their infants" — 
that received a Best of Nursing Scholarship 
Award at the recent convention of Sigma 
Theta Tau: Margaret Bell (M.S. '94), Lisa 
McCordic (M.S. '96), Elyse Sokol (M.S. '99), 
JoAnn Trybulski (Ph.D. '01), and Shelley 
Hartz (M.S. '98). • Ellen McCarty (Ph.D. 


'93), on faculty at Salve Regina University, 
published an article on professional care 
givers' perceptions of self care with care for 
patients with Alzheimer's disease in the 
Journal of Gerontological Nursing. • Elizabeth 
Burgess Dowdell (M.S. '97), is now on the 
faculty at Villanova University. She recently 
published an article on urban seventh 
graders and smoking in Issues in 
Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing. • Stephanie 
Chalupka (M.S. '81), recently received 
a grant award for "Cross-cultural 
approaches to healthy homes" from the US 
Department of Housing and Urban 
Development. She also presented papers 
at the annual meeting of the American 
Public Health Association and at a meeting 
of the National Institute for Environmental 
Health Sciences. • Three alums, Joan 
Agretelis (M.S. '96, Ph.D. '99), Carol 
Picard, and Rosanna DeMarco, (M.S. '76), 
presented a poster on "Clinical insights 
shared by nurse cancer survivors" at the 
Oncology Nursing Society Congress in 
Denver and at the Canadian Association of 
Psychosocial Oncology, held in Alberta. 
. Doug Olsen (Ph.D. '94), on faculty at Yale, 
recently published an article on ethical 
issues in international research in Nursing 
Ethics. • Four Ph.D. alums returned to 
campus to share their post-Ph.D. 
experiences at a SON Ph.D. colloquium: 
Diane Berry (M.S. '97, Ph.D. '02), Ginger 
Capasso (Ph.D. '00), Laura Mylott (Ph.D. 
'00), and Nancy Hanrahan (Ph.D. '03). 
• Karen Aroian (M.S. '79) co-authored an 
article on "Assessing risk of depression 
among immigrants at two-year follow-up" 
in Archives of Psychiatric Nurses. • Lin Zhan 
(Ph.D. '93) presented "Toward understand- 
ing of dementia care giving in African 
American, Latino and Chinese Families" at 
the meeting of the Gerontological Society of. 
America. • Deborah Mahoney (M.S. '86) 
co-authored a paper on African American 
family caregivers that was published in 
Dementia: The International Journal of Social 
Research and Practice. • Jean O'Neil (M.S. 
'63), presented "Patient responses to 
ambulatory surgery" at the ACENDIO 
European Conference in Paris. • Three 
alums, Margaret Kearney (M.S. '87), Lois 
Haggerty (M.S. '69), and Joellen Hawkins 
(M.S. '69), presented a poster at the State of 
the Science Nursing Research Conference in 
Washington, DC. • Joanne O'Sullivan, (M.S. 
'97, Ph.D.) '03, and Margaret Kearney, (M.S. 
'87), published "Identity shifts as turning 
point in health behavior change" in the 
Western Journal of Nursing Research. 

Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, 
Wisconsin and Rhode Island. 


Michael A. Smyer 

McCuinn Hall, Room 221-A 

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 



Linda Rosa 

McCuinn Hall, Room 208-B 

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 

William F. Moynihan (M.S.W. '46) of 
Holyoke, a long time leader of Nashville 
Social Work, died in November at the age 
of 82. Moynihan spent his years as executive 
director of various different Human Service 
organizations. He also was commissioned to 
write the fifty-year history on Family 
and Children's Services. He received a 
Lifetime Achievement award of the Middle 
Tennessee Board of N.A.S.W and numerous 
other awards. • James Marrinan (M.S.W. '61) 
has accepted the offer to join the Board of 
Directors of the United Way of the National 
Capitol Area in memory of fellow BCGSSW 
alum Larry Collins. • Sister Mary Henrietta 
Domingo (M.S.W. '96, Ph.D. '02) has been 
elected Superior General of the Eucharistic 
Heart of Jesus Sisters. Sister Mary Henrietta 
has been highly affiliated with Boston 
College as both a two-time alumna and a 
faculty member. She has also worked with 
African and Nigerian Catholic communities 
in the Archdiocese of Boston and is 
currently the President of the African 
Women Religious Conference. • Paul 
Crawford (Ph.D. '02) is carrying out his 
duties as a Capuchin Friar in many ways. He 
has most recendy been elected to be the 
President of the Granite State Organizing 
Project. Paul is also the Catholic Chaplain of 
the Youth Development Center in 
Manchester as well as for the Youth 
Detention Service Unit in Concord. • Gail 
Edwards Medeiros (M.S.W. '71) has recendy 
retired after working for thirty-five years for 
the MA Department of Social Services, the 
last fifteen being as the Area Director in 
Lowell. Gail is enjoying her retirement and 
staying busy. • Michael Norton (M.S.W. '93) 
is now the Deputy Commissioner of the 
Department of Mental Health. He manages 
the Medicaid behavior health plan. 


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885 Centre St. 

Newton, MA 02459 

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416 Belgrade Ave., Apt. 25 

West Roxbury, MA 02132 

Robert Gerardi (D.Ed. '80), has been 

appointed superintendent of schools for the 

Washington West Supervisory Union in 

Waitsfield, VT, for the 2003-04 academic 

year. Robert has previously held the As a member of the Alumni Spiritual Life 

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Masses in November. The first Mass was 
held in memory of all deceased alumni, on 
Sunday, November 2, at St. Ignatius, fol- 
lowed by a reception at the Heights room. It 
was well attended, but we would like the 
church to be filled to capacity next 
November. The second Mass was held in 
memory of all Boston College veterans, at 
the Heights room on November 11, and was 
followed by a luncheon. Both events were 
very meaningful. Again, it is hoped that 
more people will attend the annual 
November 2 memorial. I met Ann Flaherty 
('03), at the reception on November 2. Ann 
works for security at Boston College and is 
enrolled in a graduate program, studying 
theology. Good luck with your studies, Ann. 

• Brian Smail, OFM, ('89) is extremely busy 
with varied ministries at St. Anthony's 
Shrine, Boston. I chatted briefly with Father 
Brian while attending a Partners in Ministry 
day at St. Anthony's, where I serve as a 
Eucharistic minister. • I saw Mary Amsler 
('49) at the annual Mass. Citizens for Life. 

• While walking along Center Street in West 
Roxbury on November 30, I met Executive 
Director of the Boston College Alumni 
Association, Grace Cotter Regan ('82), and 
her husband, Bernard Regan ('82). Glad I 
was on my best behavior. 




Dear Friends, 

On behalf of the Alumni Association, I hope you enjoyed the holiday season and wish all of you health and happi- 
ness in the New Year. The Alumni Association ended the year witn some very memorable events and there are 
many more exciting ones on the way. 

Boston College rang in the New Year cheering the Eagles to a victory over Colorado State in the 2003 Diamond 
Walnut San Francisco Bowl. The Eagles traveled home with their fourth bowl victory in five consecutive bowl 
appearances. While in San Francisco, the Alumni Association organized tours of Napa Valley, Alcatraz, Muir 
Woods and Sausalito. Our festivities began with a welcome reception where Executive Director Grace Cotter Regan 
'82 and National Board of Directors President John Griffin, Jr. '65 greeted alumni and friends. I would like to thank 
Northern California leaders Julie Finora McAfee '93 and Kerri Anglin '94 for hosting our alumni and friends at a 
spirited chapter party on the eve of the big game. A tailgate party attended by over 600 Eagle fans preceded the 
game. They were welcomed by University President William P. Leahy, SJ, and Athletic Director Gene DeFilippo. We 
also had guest appearances by the radio voice of the BC Eagles, Peter Cronan '77, and the Boston College 
marching band ana cheerleaders. As our fans entered Pac Bell Park, they brought with them the sound of thunder, 
as the stands were full of maroon and gold thundersticks, compliments of Savings Bank Life Insurance (SBLI). I'd 
also like to thank Mike Seibert, president of Quinwell Travel, and his team for their efforts in making this year's 
bowl appearance a rousing success. 

The Alumni Association has continued to bring The Church in the 21 st Century initiative to our alumni across the 

country. Designed to explore the issues emerging from the scandal in the Catholic Church, these dialogues have been tremendously well received and we 
look forward to more in the future. In January, Father Leahy hosted area alumni in Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University. In February and March, 
Father hosted dialogues in Atlanta (GA), Naples (FL) and Chicago (\l). In addition, we welcomed James Fleming, SJ, on the road with us as he discussed 
the Church in the 21 st Century with our Fairfield County Chapter. I'd like to thank all of our leaders and committee members for their support and dedi- 
cation to these important events. 

The national chapter initiative continues to take shape, and we are very encouraged by the support of the Boston College community and our National 
Board of Directors. Our initiative is designed to elevate the role of our leaders as ambassadors of Boston College, while alleviating the 
administrative responsibilities that ultimately tire both leaders and their committees. Among the volunteer resources we have developed are a leader 
handbook to assist leaders and committee members on the "how to's" of effectively managing a chapter while clearly outlining what additional resources 
the Alumni Association will provide. Our new brand and logo have been introduced and templates for newsletters and invitations are now being 
utilized. We are finalizing our national dues structure and are very pleased with the benefits that will be offered to all dues paying members. Shortly, 
we will be able to offer each chapter its own Web site, enabling them to promote upcoming events, report chapter news, display appropriate contact infor- 
mation, post pictures, and link directly to the Boston College Web site. These innovations will continue as we strive to develop this important 
initiative nationwide. 

Along with these additional resources, we are experiencing a revitalization in many areas of the country. I would like to thank Renee Gorski Morgan '97 
for her commitment to the Cleveland Chapter and look forward to their first chapter event in the coming months. I would also like to 
acknowledge the dedication of Kenton Brooks '91, J.D. '94 for his leadership in Orange County, CA. As we prepare for our entrance into the Atlantic Coast 
Conference in 2005, we look forward to establishing chapters in Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina, and Florida. 

In closing, I encourage all of our alumni and friends to get involved with their local chapter and also to register for our online community. 
For updates and additional information, please visit our Web site at or contact me at with comments or 
suggestions. We are committed to reconnecting our alumni throughout the world to Boston College. On behalf of all of us at Alumni House, thank you 
for your continued support and enthusiasm. 

Go Eagles! 
lock rOa#n^a^, 

Jack Moynihan 

Senior Associate Director 






















Martin S. Ridge '67 
Harry R. Hirshorn '89 
Kenton Brooks '91, J.D. '94 
Peter J. Salmon '88 
Kerri Anglin '94 
Julie Finora McAfee '93 
Dave Telep '96 
Marco Pace '93 
Christopher M. Doran '68 

Misty Wheeler '86 
Christopher K. Heaslip '86 
Robert P. Vilece '89 
Michael DiForio '98 
Richard Ewing '98 
William F. Hackett '66 
Cam Van Noord '76 
Karen Begelfer '95 
Charles Rego '92 
Stephen E. Ferrucci '87, J.D. 
Brian Curry '71 
Kenneth D. Pierce '79 
John R. Craven '96 























Martin J. Joyce '51 

Robert T. Crowley, Jr. '70 

Roshan Rajkumar '95 

Jack Stapleton '78 

Christopher Kubala '93, M.B.A. '00 

William Hamrock '45 

Michael Nyklewicz '86 

Nancy Spadaro Bielawa '85 

Dineen Riviezzo '89 

R. Michael Wirin '89 

Stephen Prostano '79 

Renee Gorski Morgan '97 

John G. Sherlock '87 

Brian '92 and Suzanne Walters '92 

Lisa J. King '81 


Christine M. Horstman '92 


Kristen M. Johnson '98 

Andrew G. Docktor '86 

Bryan McLaughlin '95 

Dave Krupinski '88 


In Memoriam 


James E. O'Leary 01/03 


Edward D. O'Brien 10/03 

fames J. Regan °9/°3 


Francis C. Murphy n/99 


Joseph D. Daley 10/03 

Richard J. Gorman 

Frederick C. Labrecque I2 /o3 


Edward B. Cass 0I /°3 

James J. Donohoe 01/01 

Gerald R. Kelley 12/02 


Rev. Henry A. Williamson, SJ... 04/99 


Martin F. Melia 10/03 


Daniel G. Holland I2 /°3 

John J. Magee I2 /°3 

John J. Murphy IO /°3 

Raymond J. O'Neill 08/03 


Rev. Henry F. Barry I2 /o3 

Rev. Leonard J. Burke 09/03 

Leo J. Coveney 08/03 

Albert M. J. Folkard I2 /°3 

Fr. John J. McCabe, M.M 09/03 

John V. McCarthy 06/03 

John L. O'Hara ....10/03 

Edward J. Power IO /°3 


Joseph P. Home i 2 /o3 


John F. Cavan 10/03 

Roy T. Lydon n/03 

H. Thomas Maguire n/03 

John G. Murphy 09/03 

Paul W. Needham I2 /°3 


Joseph V. Cronin n /°3 

Joseph F. Dannehy I2 /°3 

John F. Mitchell 121/03 

Maurice B. Walsh, SJ IO /°3 


John J. Cranky 09/03 

Leonard M. Frisoli I2 /o3 

Francis J. O'Connor 01/03 

Frank A. Stanton I2 /o3 


John R. Doyle 08/03 

John J. Gibbons 08/03 

John F. Kelley IO /°3 


John C. Acton 

Taylor Ahem 09/03 

Fr. Robert C. Bryson 04/03 

Elmo J. Bregoli 07/03 

James P. Connolly i 2 /o3 

Francis T Conroy IO /o3 

John Foyne 04/03 

Frank A. Lind I2 /o3 

Thomas F. Meehan n /°3 

Robert A. Radley IO /°3 

Edward K. Welch 09/02 


Walter V. Collins 10/03 


James J. Harrington 08/03 

John J. McAleer n/03 

James W. McKenna °9/9 2 

Joseph J. O'Connor n //°3 


John M. Corcoran IO /°3 

Robert E. Cunniff. 07/03 

J. Thomas Linehan 10/03 

Alex H. MacLean 12/00 

George F. Waters 06/03 


George J. Fournier I2 /03 

James P. Harvey I2 /°3 

Richard J. Millard n/03 

Thomas F. O'Connor 09/03 


George E. Cote n/03 

Albert G. Curry IO /°3 

Thomas W Doyle I2 /o3 

John P. Garrahan °9/°3 

Bernard F. Halligan J o/o3 

Georgena Thome Harding n/03 

Richard J. Knight, Jr. J o/o3 

John E. Madigan 06/03 

John H. Maloney n/03 

Barbara McCarthy Munn n/03 

John P. McGonagle 09/03 

Edward F. Pierce 09/03 

Jerome J. Plant 02/84 

William V. Ryan n /°3 

Paul J. Shea I2 /o3 

Herbert J. Wiesenfield 02/01 


Charles A. Bacigalupo 08/03 

Sr. Marion R. Chaloux 07/03 

Vincent C. Connors i 2 /o3 

Joseph F. Cusick, Jr. 04/03 

Joseph L. Dooley, Jr. °9/°3 

Richard A. Donohoe 04/03 

Paul A. Lauzon I2 /o3 

John F. Mahoney 11/01 

John H. Monahan, Sr. 10/03 

Angelo C. Pappalardo n/03 

George L. Pillion 02/02 

Albert A. Polito 

John E. Tevnan 08/03 

Ronald M. Weyand 07/03 


William E. Costello i 2 /03 

Lewis J. Jones I2 /o3 

James T McMahon 08/03 

Albert Pizzi 04/03 

Rev. James L. Publicover II[ /o3 

J. Warren Sennott 09/03 


Martha Kfoury Bartlett n/03 

Walter L. Cullman °9/°3 

James J. Farrell 04/87 

Benjamin A. Hopkins 08/03 

Kenneth F. Hunt °9/°3 

Martin J. Kane n/03 

Joseph E. Marran 08/03 

Gerald J. McLaughlin II /°3 

George M. Sullivan i 2 /o3 


James D. Burns 12/03 

Peter Janollari 08/03 

Joseph F. Johnson n/03 

Lloyd J. MacDougall n/03 

Wallace C. MacKinnon n/03 

Robert L. Publicover n/03 


Harry J. Carroll 07/03 

James F. Davey : o/o3 

Michael Derosa 11/00 

William V. Dorney, Jr. 08/03 

J. Alan Drummond °5/°3 

Rev. Daniel Coyne Lewis, SJ 09/03 

Alfred P. McNamara IO /o3 


James J. Geary 01/01 

Stanley B. Hale I2 /°3 

Richard L. Myles n/03 


James F. Donovan 06/03 

Janet B. Easdon 08/03 

Virginia M. Graham 10/02 


Vincent J. Amicangelo n/03 

Michael J. Bennett IO /°3 

Francis X. Doran n/03 

George J. Fitzgerald °9/°3 

James F. Hudson n/03 

Patricia O'Leary Moriarty n/03 

Henry P. Zielinski 02/03 


Alan J. Courier °9/°3 

Edward G. Furlong 09/03 

Dorothy M. Mahoney 08/03 

Thomas O. Murphy 05/03 

Richard D. Murray n/03 

Rita M. Webb 10/03 


Helen M. Curley 09/03 


Robert W Hatch 08/03 

Elizabeth A. Sheehan OI /94 


Brian E. McDermott 12/03 

Patricia Fedrini McGreavy 12/96 


Michael F. Lane 09/00 

Peter J. Mahoney 09/02 

Harvey A. Phelps 10/03 

Girard W Wallace 02/00 


Edward J. Doyle 12/00 

David C. Dykeman 08/03 

Rodney A. Maciejewski I2 /o3 

Carol Melanson McGovern 08/03 

Catherine L. Scala 10/02 


John T Connor 10/00 

Karl T Koerber 01/00 

Chester F. Kozlowski 09/03 

Douglas R. Labrecque 


Thomas L. Bulgar I2 /o3 

Mary T. Conway °3/°3 


George D. Bennett 10/01 

Grace M. Bourgault 03/01 

Eleanor C. Hemphill 11/00 

Daniel M. Maguire 08/02 

William J. Serow n/03 

David W. Shores n/03 


Andres Luis Detorres 06/96 


Ronald A. MacDonald 09/03 


Christina Rosa Farrah 08/03 

Charles A. Steele, Jr. 12/01 


Thomas F. Horigan °9/°3 

Robert F. Roach n/03 

Richard B. Tryon IO /°3 


Belinda Briggs Asano 12/03 

James A. Forest n/03 


Mary E. Minkel Burke I2 /o3 

Richard J. Garrity 06/02 

John R. Kelley 02/03 

Robert T Murtagh 03/03 


Ray J. Lawrence 08/02 

Thomas J. Skeffington 08/03 


Neil Paul Cronin 09/03 

John Thomas Dunlop IO /°3 

Mary Kaye Millard 12/02 

Anne M. Healy Osman °9/°3 


Karen Bird Brennan 10/03 

Richard P. Yee n/03 


Michael T Downey 07/03 


Thomas E. Whelan 09/03 


Bruce F. Bennett 10/98 


Michael A. Bova °9/°3 

Karen H. Iannuccillo 


Jennifer Renna Ferreira 09/03 


Lisa D. Castano °9/°3 


Sean P. Clancy 08/03 


Joshua K Stello 08/03 


Molly C. Quinn 


Barbara Corsa °5/°3 

Mary McManus Frechette i 2 /o3 

Marianne E. Hollub I2 /°3 

Marcia Ann Mahoney J o/o3 

Margot Bruguiere Martin 10/03 

Raminta Mantautas Molis 10/03 

Mary Nietupski °9/°3 

Sandra J. Thomson i 2 /°3 


Rhoda K Channing 07/03 

Francis Arthur Mandosa IO /03 

Robert W Sossong 09/03 

Holly A. Vickers °4/°3 

Nicholas F. Yannoni n/03 


Betty G. Allen °9/°3 

Irving L. Bass I2 /o3 

Jean M. Burke 09/01 

William F. Canan n/89 

William J. Casey 12/03 

Judith M. Gift 08/03 

Brian J. Colfer I2 /o3 

Carlton C. Cramb 06/02 

Elizabeth A. Czepiel 06/03 

Sr. Justina St. John Daley, SND... 11/03 

Kimberly Ann Dean 05/99 

Marie S. Gallagher 10/03 

Albert E. Gibbons, Jr. n/03 

William P. Hanlon I2 /°3 

Alice Ursula Harvey n/03 

Charles H. Haskell, Jr. 04/92 

Sr. Vera Herbert, SUSC 12/03 

Joseph C. Jordan I2 /°3 

Mary T Kinnane IO /o3 

Robert F. Larkin 08/03 

Maria E. Leandro IO /°3 

Donald J. Leary n/03 

Sr. Mary Janet McGilley °9/°3 

Louisa S. Moir °5/ 01 

Marie E. Nugent I2 /°3 

Sr. Elizabeth O'Leary, SND 09/03 

Ralph D. Orcutt 03/00 

Arthur W. Perreault I2 /99 

William R. Phillips 01/03 

Robert L. Reynes °3/99 

John T Schomer IO /°3 

D. Bradley Sullivan 08/03 

Harris I. Tarlin 05/03 

Rowena M. Taylor IO /°3 

Sr. M. Francis Regis Trogano, CSJ 


Sr. Madeleine C. Vaillot, OP 10/03 


David Botelho I2 /o3 

Charles E. Conway 04/02 

Pauline F. Murray Devery 08/03 

Margaret Myers Dunn 10/03 

John C. Farie I2 /°3 

Mary E. Hawthorne J o/o3 

Rev. Alan B. Hutchinson n/03 

Daniel B. MacArthur 10/03 

William F. Moynihan n/03 

Thomas W O'Connor, Jr. 02/01 

Arlene L Rockower 09/03 

Linda Roman-Bland 10/03 


George R. Auzenne °9/°3 

Raymond A. Cote 08/03 

Francis A. Danahy 06/95 

Paul V Donahue 10/02 

David C. Donohue IO /°3 

Raymond J. Doyle 03/03 

Joseph P. Home I2 /°3 

Kinji Kanazawa !o/o3 

John M. Lanning I2 /°3 

John E. Seth 03/03 

John H. Treanor n/03 

Deborah S. Youngblood 10/03 


Rachel Beverly IO /°3 

Wayne M. Knight 12/03 


Bernard L. Desmarais n/03 

John P. Dowcett n/03 

Herbert W Gardner 01/02 

Paul M. Luck 07/03 

Jonh C. Mahan 12/01 

Julia E. Montgomery n/03 

William P. Murphy 10/01 

Catherine M. O'Toole 01/96 

Sr. M. Thomas Ryan, OSF 

Charles H. Zibell, Jr. 11/03 

The In Memoriam is provided 
courtesy of the Office of Development, 
More Hall, 140 Commonwealth Ave., 
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. 


To My Fellow Alumni: 

I hope you all had an enjoyable and healthy holiday season. The Eagles certainly had a great 
time in San Francisco. The Alumni Association had an extraordinarily busy and productive 
holiday period with our new "Winter Wonderland" program, the activities surrounding the San 
Francisco Bowl and our January Board meeting. Grace, Jack and the entire Alumni 
Association staff deserve an enormous amount of thanks for all their hard work. 

Now it is time to look forward. This issue contains the ballot for this year's Alumni Association 
National Board of Directors election. Below is a letter from Brian Kickham, our current chair 
of the Nominating Committee and Tom Flannery, our chair-elect. They and their entire com- 
mittee have worked long and diligently to produce an extremely strong ballot filled with candi- 
dates who could contribute to the further success of the Alumni Association. Please take the 

time to read the letter below, review the ballot, and VOTE! In addition, you should consider volunteering to either run for office 
or otherwise help the Alumni Association. 

HsL -- *3 

mr : i 




I hope to see you at upcomming Alumni Association events including the annual 
on April 3 at Gillette Stadium. 

Second Helping Gala", this year to be held 

Very Truly Yours, 

John J. Griffin, Jr. '65 

President, Boston College Alumni Association 



2004-05 ELECTION 

Dear Boston College/Newton College Alumnus/a: 

In the following pages of this magazine, you will see the names, faces and brief biographies of the candidates for the National 
Board of Directors of the Alumni Association. On behalf of the nominating committee that put this slate together and the can- 
didates who have all offered their time and talent, we urge you to take a minute to cast your vote. Your ballot is inserted between 
pages 36 and 37 of this section of the magazine. Just like last year, you will be able to vote either by returning the ballot by mail 
or by using the online ballot at We urge you to do so. 

Too often alumni don't take advantage of the opportunity to cast their ballot in this important election. Recent elections 
have seen only about 5,000 votes cast, out of over 130,000 eligible alumni. A turnout of that nature presents an obvious 
opportunity for your vote to make a real difference. 

Perhaps you are a member of an anniversary class, belong to a BC chapter in your area, played a sport or were a member of a 
particular organization during your years on campus. It is likely that you share one of these interests or characteristics with 
one or more of the candidates — why not show your support to that candidate by casting your vote today. 

The Alumni Association is facing a number of issues in the years ahead as it seeks to serve an ever-growing and ever- 
expanding alumni population. There is a great need to bring the best alumni possible onto the board. But that can only be done 
with your vote. If you don't vote, you will be leaving the decisions of the next few years in the hands of others. 

Show your support for your candidates and for the Association by casting your vote. 

Brian Kickham '79 

Chair, Nominating Committee 

Thomas Flannery '81 

Chair-Elect, Nominating Committee 


Each candidate was asked to answer the following question: "How can the University 
best engage ail alumni to better serve the goals of Boston College?" 


Robert L. 

Bouley '70, J.D. '73 

Wellesley, MA 


McCarthy, Bouley & 


Susan Power 
Gallagher NC '69 

Belmont, MA 
Vice President of 
Administration & 
Human Resources, 
Johnson O'Hare 
Company, Inc. 

Joseph F. 
McKenney '83 

Mount Kisco, NY 
Senior Vice-President 
- Strategy, 
Helm Financial Corp. 

I think the University can engage the Alumni best by being responsive to their inquiries about school 
events: The Pops, important sports events, graduation and reunion activities . The University should 
also welcome and acknowledge Alumni Recommendations ofundergrad applicants for Admission. If 
the University acknowledges and rewards these inquiries, perhaps with priority seating at Events or 
with written Thanks for personal recommendations, the Alumni will be more likely to become more 
actively involved in the University as it progresses and prospers in the Future. 

• Member, BC Varsity Club; Member, BC Athletic Hall of Fame 

• Member of the Massachusetts Bar; Admitted to practice in Massachusetts Courts; Admitted 
to practice in Federal Courts; Parishioner at St. John the Evangelist, Wellesley, MA 

• Son of Gilbert J. Bouley '44; brother of David A. Bouley; husband of Candace Sheehan 
Bouley; father of Bryan Bouley and Cole Bouley. 

The Alumni Association sponsors more and varied spiritual, social, cultural, athletic and family ori- 
ented events every year locally, nationally and internationally. We must reach out to Boston College 
and Newton College alums to ensure that they take advantage of the many opportunities that are 
offered. We don't have to wait for our class reunions to benefit from all that is available. The growth 
and organization of national and international chapters is essential. The online community contin- 
ues to expand but we have a long way to go to reach as many people as we can. Technology is an 
important vehicle, but we must not forget those who do not have access to the Internet. The Alumni 
Association must find new and creative ways to help reconnect alumni to the University. 

• Boston College Alumni Association National Board of Directors: Executive Committee 2002- 
2004, Treasurer 2003-2004, Secretary 2002-2003, Newton Director 2000-2002, Spiritual Life 
Committee, chair 2003-2004, By-laws Committee, member 2000-present, New Board 
Orientation Committee, member 2001-2002, Nominating Committee member 2000-2001; 
Boston College Task Force on Women — Connections Program mentor 2001-2002; Newton 
College: Former Class Correspondent (twenty years), Class organizer for the 10 th , 15 th , 25 th , 30 th , 
35* reunions, Fundraising for Newton College Professorship for the Study of Western Culture 

• New England Organ Bank: Volunteers Committee and Speakers Program; Belmont Hill 
School: House parent for Underwood House Dormitory; Town of Belmont: Past president 
and past board member of the youth hockey program, organizing committees for educa- 
tional fundraising events; Church: Former Eucharistic Minister, St. Peter's, Cambridge; 
Pre-Cana advisor, CCD instructor, St. Joseph's, Belmont 

• Wife of Edward M. Gallagher III; mother of Edward IV, Mary and Timothy '00 

The key to engaging the alumni as a body is to better engage them individually. Many of the alumni 
are open to more involvement with the University. The Alumni Association needs to create multiple 
lines of communication to the alumni base to properly tap into this vast vault of goodwill. 

• Alumni Admissions Volunteer; President's Circle, Fides Patron, Fides 

• St. Patrick School, Bedford, NY - Board Member 

• Son of Joseph P. McKenney '52 and Margaret T McKenney; husband of Cecilia McKenney; 
father of Grace, age 6, and Eleanor, age 3 33 


Kathleen Donovan 
Goudie '56 

Petersham, MA 
Middle School 

This is best achieved through the use of on-going outreach programs. A university Web site that 
effectively reaches as many alumni as possible is crucial; this Web site must be replete with informa- 
tion relative to current or proposed programs, courses, exhibits, etc., thereby keeping the alumni 
informed and feeling participatory in the everyday life of the University. Additionally, the Alumni 
Association must have as one of its goals personal contact with the numerous BC Chapters estab- 
lished throughout the U.S. and world wide. Communication is the name of the game! 

• Boston College Alumni Association National Board of Directors: Director, Graduated More 
than Ten Years 2000-2002, Secretary 2003-2004, Executive Committee 2003-2004; 
Mentor to a BC Undergraduate 2002-2003; Undergraduate: First woman editor of "The 
Heights", "Stylus" Board Member, Member of the Gaelic Society, Member of the Dramatic 

• NEA, MTA, ATA (educators' associations); Past President, ATA (local teacher's association); 
Political Affiliations: Past State Committeewoman, Past Chair of Town Political Committee; 
delegate to state conventions; Past Petersham Library Trustee; Parishioner: St. Peter's 
Church, Petersham; Scholar to Israel and Poland, one of 25 teachers in the country chosen 
to expand my study of the Holocaust; Recipient of National Endowment for the Humanities 
to study the life/works of Emily Dickinson; Recipient of Robert Taft Political Science grant 
for the study of politics; Recipient of 2003 "Woman of Valor" Award for teaching of the 
Holocaust from Temple Israel in Athol (MA) 

• Wife of Robert E. Goudie, Sr. '57 (deceased); father of Robert E. Goudie, Jr., Kathryn Goudie 
Tropeano, Colleen P. Goudie, Steven A. Goudie (deceased), Michael I. Goudie, Brian N. 
Goudie, Douglas P. Goudie 

Thomas J. 
Mahoney '74 

Maiden, MA 
Teacher/Asst. Principal 
Maiden High School 

The Alumni Association has already made great inroads in its efforts to engage its members in serv- 
ing Boston College and the goals for which it stands. Alumni groups have been and are being 
formed throughout the country from Boston to California. The association is in constant revalua- 
tion of its publications in the hope of serving the greatest number of alumni in the most efficient 
manner. All of these must be continued along side of its responsibility to help Boston College be ever 
mindful of its most important mission of being of service to the Church. The Alumni Association 
finds itself in a fortunate position of being the most recognized Catholic college in the center of the 
crisis in the church. We are in a position to do so much good; we cannot let it slip by us. 

• Boston College Alumni Association National Board of Directors: Chair, Nominating 
Committee, Member, Spirituality Committee; Boston College Lynch School of Education: 
Member, 50th Anniversary Committee, Member, Lynch Symposium Committee; Boston 
College Class of 1974: Member, Reunion Committee (25th anniversary), Chair, Laetare 

• M.Ed, degree, Worcester State College, 1980; Member, National Council of Teachers of 
Mathematics; Member, St. Mary's Parish, Melrose 

• Brother of Francis X., Jr. '70 and John L. '82; Son of Francis X., Sr. '42 




Jerome Bello '67, 
M.Ed. '72 

West Roxbury, MA 
Legal Administrator, 
Keegan, Werlin & 
Pabian, LLP 

Boston College provided me with a wonderful education and sound values. I am honored to he nomi- 
nated to the hoard and, if elected, will work to strengthen the Alumni Association through its service 
programs, which I helieveform the common thread that unites all BC alumni, young and old. 

• Boston College Alumni Association National Board of Directors: Member, Nominating 
Committee 2002-2003; Member, 2002-2004 Second Helping Committee; Member, 2003 
Alumni Golf Committee 

• Member, Association of Legal Administrators; Finex House Christmas Gift Program, estab- 
lished and continue to run (Finex House is a home for battered women and children) 

• Husband of Elizabeth Gaquin/72; Father of 'Heather E. Bello '05 (expected) 

Keith S. Mathews '80 

East Providence, RI 
Marketing Manager, 
Providence Journal 
Company (A.H. Belo) 

By effectively reaching out to, and electing a slate of candidates which are representative of all of the 
distinct (ethnic e[ cultural) communities which comprise the entire alumni hody. We also need to 
further engage each sub-segment in programs which support the Academic, Admissions, Athletic, 
Career Development, and Development (Fundraising) programs conducted hy our alma mater. 

• Boston College Alumni Association National Board of Directors - Director, East of the 
Mississippi f95-'97); Boston College Alumni Association - A.H.A.N.A. Admissions 
Volunteer Program, Chairperson (RI); Boston College - Alumni Development (FIDES) 
Executive Committee 

• Literacy Volunteers of America - Rhode Island, Inc., Board of Directors f98-'99); National 
Association of Minority Media Executives - Graduate, Leadership Development Institute I 
& II; Newspaper Association of America - James K. Batten Leadership & Career 
Development Breakthrough Fellow (1998), New Media Fellow (1999), Board Diversity 
Committee/Workplace Issues Task Force (2000-Present), G.O.L.D. Faculty /Subject Matter 
Expert (2000 -Present); Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. - Distinguished Service Award 
(1990); Paul F. Cuffee Charter School - Board of Trustees; Providence Black Repertory 
Company (PBRC) - Annual Fund Committee; Sailing Institute - Board of Trustees; South 
Providence Development Corporation/ New Village Industries - Advisory Committee; 
Worldwide Marketing Leadership Panel (19 91) 

Julie Finora 
McAfee '93 

Walnut Creek, CA 
Director of Resource 
Mt. Diablo Region 

Engage the alumni hy bringing the Heights to them. Feeling connected is critical; involving the 
alumni chapter and providing the resources to develop a diverse set of events for everyone will entice 
alumni participation. Co-sponsoring events and perfecting the way we communicate regarding the 
changing BC community is also essential. 

• Boston College Alumni Association National Board of Directors: Director, West of the 
Mississippi, 2002-2004; Co-president of Northern California Alumni Chapter since 2000, 
active member since 1998; Graduated with a Finance degree in 1993 and obtained a MBA 
in Marketing from St. Mary's College in Moraga, CA; Nominated and accepted a two year 
position to mentor a current student through the BC Connections program; Admission 
Liaison and was part of the Admissions Volunteer Group as a student at BC. 

• Member of the Junior League of San Francisco since 1998: held various roles: led and 
trained prospective members, mentored teenage youth, assisted organization in developing 
a five year strategic plan and evaluated incoming grants from local non-profits in the com- 
munity to determine their funding need. 

. Wife of Stuart C. McAfee 35 


Martin D. Gavin '69, 
M.B.A. '74 

Wellesley, MA 
Financial Advisor, 
Gavin Financial 

The University must continue to foster and promote the lifetime value of a Boston College Education 
through our Alumni Association. Alumni programs reaching out to senior Alumni as well as mentor- 
ing recent graduates should be expanded to involve, and he helpful, to these important, productive 
segments of our population. 

• President, Class of 1969; Past President, CGSOM Alumni Association, 1985; Member, 
Board of Directors, BC Alumni Association, 1984-1987; Member, Fides Gift Committee and 
Flynn Fund; Friend, BC Irish Studies Program; Co-Chair, 35 th , 30 th , 25 th , 15 th , 10 th and 5* 
Reunion Committees; Alumni Admission Counselor, 1979-1995; Former Associate Director 
of Security, Boston College, 1974-1977 

• Member, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Wellesley, MA; Member, Board of Directors: U.V. 
Tech Systems, Inc., Wayland, MA, Brahms Mount Textiles, Inc., Hallowell, ME, Solutions 
Benefiting Life, Wayland, MA (non-profit), Leave a Legacy, Wellesley, MA (non-profit); Major, 
United States Air Force Reserves, (Ret.) 

• Son of Martin W Gavin '37; father of Margaret G. Gavin '05 (expected), brother of Anne 
Gavin Whitaker '78 

Dawn E. McNair '82, 
M.Ed. '83, HON '03 

Natick, MA 
First Grade Teacher, 
Sudbury Public 
School System 

Teaching at its best is truly a celebration of ideas, talents, challenges, and differences. We all learn 
from each other everyday in a variety of ways. Boston College alumni could learn so much from 
each other if we make an effort to "keep connected. " Networking is a valuable part of our profession- 
al and personal lives post graduation. Boston College experiences provide connections that are 
immeasurable. Connecting alumni of like careers across the nation via e-mail, Web sites, and 
reunions continues to focus our needs and talents. 

• 2003-present, Boston College Dean search for the Lynch School of Education; 2003 
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters; 2002-present Boston College Alumni Association 
National Board of Directors; 1983-1993 AHANA Alumni Council (Vice President 1986- 
1989); 1983-1990 Options through Education Program (Preceptor/ Counselor); 1985-1987 
Boston College Alumni Association Board of Directors; 1985-1990 AHANA Mentor; 1995 
Denise Thompson scholarship fund 

• Board Member, Teacher Leadership Academy; On Track, organize an inner city school vol- 
unteer program for at risk students, tutor weekly and chair a multicultural book club; 
Supporting Family, Coordinate volunteers at a battered women's substance abuse shelter. 
Work with children, making crafts, and providing multicultural books for early literacy; 
Sub-Saharan African children's Project: Support tribal children with school supplies, educa- 
tional materials, and clothing; Coat Drive, Coordinate Coat collection for distribution to the 
homeless; Health, Coordinate fundraising walk-teams for Breast Cancer and Multiple 
Sclerosis; Martin Luther King Community Day Plan and organize a day of activities for chil- 
dren based on the theme of peace and self-empowerment 

Kenneth D. 
Pierce '79 

Cape Elizabeth, ME 
Attorney - Partner, 
Monaghan, Leahy, 

J have been honored and privileged to serve for the past two years as Director, East of the 
Mississippi. This experience has provided valuable insight into the needs and demands of our 
increasingly diverse alumni population. As we continue to grow into geographically distant areas of 
the country and indeed the world, it is critical to maintain and strengthen relations among alumni 
and the University through strong support for local Alumni Chapters and programs. 

• Boston College Alumni Association National Board of Directors: Director, East of the 
Mississippi, 2002-present; President, Boston College Alumni Association Maine Chapter - 
1998 to present; Co-Chair (with spouse), Boston College Undergraduate Alumni 
Admissions Program, 1992-present; Host, Freshmen Sendoff in Maine, 1992-1999 

• Board of Directors, Cape Elizabeth Little League; Den Leader, Cape Elizabeth Cub Scouts; 
Youth Baseball Coach, Cape Elizabeth Booster Club; Youth Soccer Coach, Casco Bay U-10 
Soccer Club 

• Husband of Kathleen O'Connor '80; father of Will, age 8, and Matty, age 6 




Wendy S. H. Chan 

Roslindale, MA 

Grants and Contracts Negotiator, 

Harvard Medical School 

The University can best engage alumni to better 
serve Boston College's goals by constantly having 
alumni of a diverse background relate their stu- 
dent and alumni experience to each other and 
current students of Boston College. This will allow 
a bond to develop among the alumni, current stu- 
dents and perspective applicants. 

• Member, AHANA Alumni Association, 1996 

• Member, Roslindale Neighborhood 
Association; Member, National Conference of 
University and Research Administrators; 
Volunteer Chinese translator for the Union 
Neighborhood Assistance Corporation for 

• Wife of Domenic Bozzorto '89; Sister of John 
Chi Pun Chan '91; Sister-in-law of Joyna 
Bozzotto '86, J.D. '89 and Maria Bozzorto 

irf£W i Mm 

John B. McNamara '60 

Chestnut Hill, MA 


McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Service 

Boston College is an international university. 
With such diversity, it is imperative to maintain 
channels of communication. The Association 
should have a dedicated address to receive infor- 
mation regarding exceptional students, athletes, 
and faculty. In addition, as the University broad- 
ens its reach, it must reinforce its commitment to 
the residents and institutions of Greater Boston. 

• One of the founders of the Blue Chip Club; 
Boston College Alumni Association Board of 
Directors: Former Secretary, Former Member of 
the Nominating Committee; Former Member, 
Graduate Board of Athletics 

• Member, several business, social and fraternal 
organizations over the past forty-three years 

• Husband of Carole A. Ward McNamara NC '60; 
father of Donna '85, John B., Jr. '86, Brian B. 
'87 and Cristin McNamara Geraci '92; father-in- 
law of Jonathan R. Sheetz '85, Katie Molumphy 
McNamara '87 

Charles A. Rego '92 

Chicago, IL 

Attorney, Corporate Counsel, 

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. 

As a University having students representing all 
50 states and several foreign countries, BC has 
become a national and international institution. 
It is 

important that BC continues to build on the base 
of students it draws by reaching out to alumni 
beyond its traditional borders. One way that BC 
can do this is by continuing to build its network of 

chapters outside of its traditional east coast base. 
This will enhance the University's appeal to future 
students and give its vast alumni base a reason to 
stay active with the BC community. 

• President, Boston College Alumni 
Association Chapter of Chicago 2001- 

Vice-President, 1998-2001 

• Juris Doctorate, DePaul University, 1996; 
Participant in Chicago's Principal for a Day 
program 2002, 2003 

• Husband of Jennifer Rego; father of Grace 
and Matthew 


John D. Burns '94 

Needham, MA 
Summit Partners 

By focusing on excellence in all elements of the 
University, academics, athletics, religious and 
charitable causes, BC will foster a sense of pride 
within the alumni ranks that will motivate active 
engagement in alumni affairs. Genuinely proud 
alumni will be more passionate and actively 
involved over the long term. 

• President, BC Chapter of Junior 
Achievement; President, BC Chapter of the 
Golden Key National Honor Society 

• Board of Advisors, Best Buddies of 

• Husband of Kathleen Burns 

Oman Walker '97, M.Ed. '02 

Mansfield, MA 

Teacher/ Director of Resiliency for Life 

Program, Framingham High School 

Through open communication with newsletters 
and current events, alumni have an opportunity 
to remain connected to the University. Keeping 
young alumni involved right after graduation is 
the key to fostering and building a strong network. 
I believe that the effectiveness could be increased 
by offering young alumni an opportunity to 
enhance and build their skills through job training 
programs that build their marketability in the job 
world. The potential is limitless. 

• Member, Boston College Football team 1993- 
1997; Member, Gridiron Club; Recipient 
2003 Young Alumni Award of Excellence, 
given by the Boston College Alumni 

• Massachusetts State Citation for 
"Extraordinary Dedication to the Youth of 
Framingham High School"; 2003 Wal-Mart 
Teacher of the Year 

• Son of Joe Walker and Mary Walker; brother 
of Adanna Walker '01 and Hakim Walker; 
husband of Tina Walker; father of Breina 
Walker, Derrion Walker, Britiah Walker, Daen 
Walker and Brailee Walker 

Linda Song Wendel '97 

Ann Arbor, MI 

Program Manager, Domestic Corps, 

University of Michigan Business School 

The most effective way to engage alumni is to make 
the BC of today relevant to their lives, taking into 
consideration our increasingly diverse and global 
membership. We must continue to grow our pres- 
ence, particularly through the new Chapter net- 
work, and give alums a reason and vehicle for 
which to reconnect. 

• Boston College Affiliations: Boston College 
Alumni Association National Board of 
Directors: Director, Graduated Less than Ten 
Years 2002-2004; Co-President, BCAA 
Northern CA Chapter, 2001-2003, Planning 
Committee 2000-2001, active member 1998- 
2003; Alumni Career Network; Cabinet 
Member, UGBC, 1996-1997; Class 
Government Council, 1994-1996; Ignacio 
Volunteers, Jamaica, 1996; Appalachia 
Volunteers, 1997 

• Community Involvement: Volunteer, the 
Optimist Club, Detroit, MI; Volunteer, 
Community Leaning Post, an organization 
that proves services for low income families; 
Member, St. Mary student Parish, University 
of Michigan 

• Wife of Andrew Wendel '97 37 


Nancy Spadaro Bielawa '85 

Glenmont, NY 

Director of Annual Giving, 

Siena College 

With many factors competing for our time -fami- 
ly, career, local community involvement — BC 
needs to specifically outline for alumni the multi- 
ple opportunities for getting involved as well as the 
myriad of personal benefits, especially for alumni 
not geographically close to campus. 

• President, Boston College Alumni 
Association Northeastern, NY Chapter; 
Alumni Admissions Volunteer; Member, 
BCAA National Board of Directors 
Nominating Committee, 2002 

• Certified Marketing Director, ICSC; Past 
Board President/ Service Awards, American 
Cancer Society; Past Board Member/ Service 
Awards, American Heart Association; 
Scholarship Development Committee, 
Bethlehem Central High School; Member, 

• Wife of Robert Bielawa; mother of Austin 
Bielawa, age 7, and Katherine Bielawa, age 4 

Stephen E. Ferrucci '87, J.D. '90 

Fishers, IN 

General Counsel, 

Lawler Manufacturing Co., Inc. 

Boston College should strive to make the Alumni 
Chapter Network more appealing to disengaged 
alumni. To do so, Boston College must identify 
how each chapter can best serve local alumni and 
provide both organizational and financial sup- 
port. In doing so, Boston College will reenergize 
alumni to promote its mission and goals. 

• President, Boston College Alumni 
Association Indiana Chapter, 1994-Present; 
Chairperson, Boston College Alumni 
Admissions Volunteer Program (Indiana), 
1997- Present; Member, Boston College 
Alumni Admissions Volunteer Program, 
1990-1997; Member, Boston College Club of 
Chicago, 1990-1994 

• Eucharistic Minister, St. Louis de Montfort 
Church; Adjunct Faculty, Indiana Wesleyan 
University; President, Hickory Woods 
Homeowners Association; 

• Husband of Julie Ferrucci (St. Mary's College 
1986); father of Vincent, age 6, and Dominic, 
age 2 

Robert E. Burke '69, M.A. '70 

Bethesda, MD 

University Faculty/Institute Director, 

The George Washington University 

Over 130,000 strong, BC Alumni are diverse and 
talented. The University must continue to meets 
the needs of alumni by expanding a wide range 
opportunities for participation i.e., Church in the 
2i si Century and to increase volunteer, education 
and mentoring programs on campus, via the web 
and using local clubs, around the country. 

• Served or directed the BC Alumni 
Admissions Volunteer Programs in North 
Florida, Chicago, Winchester, MA and 
Washington, DC; Active in the BC/DC 
Chapter, and is a member of the DC Fides 
Committee and the 35" 1 Reunion Gift 
Committee; Participated in BC Alumni 
Volunteers to Kingston, Jamaica. 

• Ph.D., University of Florida, 1977; Co-chaired 
"The American Heart Walk" and coordinates 
volunteers for "Taste of Bethesda"; Chair, 
Department of Health Services Management 
and Leadership at the School of Public 
Health and Health Services at The George 
Washington University; Director of the 
Wertlieb Institute. 

• Husband of Kate Gilligan; father of Brendan 
and Brianne '05 (expected) 

Richard P. Ramirez 

Natick, MA 

New Media/Technology Consultant 

Capturing the dynamic growth of Boston College 
as a concise marketing message to a dispersed 
alumni body is the challenge. Improved academic 
stature, a woven religious experience, an enhanced 
campus, and diverse intercollegiate athletic pro- 
grams are all part of the improved and improving 
Boston College. This development must now be 
articulated in a vision of the University's next 20 

• Member, Gridiron Club; Former Member, 
BCAA Chapters of Philadelphia, Los 
Angeles, and New York/New Jersey 

• Recipient, "Citizen of the Year" presented by 
the Boy Scouts of America, New York/New 
Jersey Region for community service and 
support; Board Member, Centro San Juan, 
Hartford, CT; Co-Chair, National Puerto 
Rican Coalition Annual Gala 

• Husband of Carol Kenney- Ramirez; father of 
Elliott Avery Ramirez and Hudson William 

Timothy J. Chapman '81 

East Providence, RI 


Law Office of Timothy J. Chapman 

As a proud alumnus of Boston College, I have 
been fortunate over my more than 25 years of affil- 
iation to constantly interact with our students and 
Alumni. We must continue to promote communi- 
ty activism to diversify and actively seek to 
embrace our national Alumni. The education of 
our students is the most important goal and 
through the growth of our Alumni base and activi- 
ties we can all strive to reach that goal. 

• Fides Patron; Distinguished Alumnus Award, 
BC Club of RI; Volunteer, Alumni 
Admissions; Board of Directors (Support 
Groups), BC Varsity Club; Past President, BC 
Cage Club; Past President, BC Club of RI 

• Juris Doctorate, Suffolk University Law 
School, 1984; Assistant City Solicitor, City of 
East Providence, RI; Board of Directors, East 
Bay Mental Health Center, Providence & 
Bristol; Counties, RI; Board of Directors, St. 
Brendan's School, East Providence, RI; 
Former Board of Directors, Boys & Girls 
Club of East Providence, RI; Former Little 
League and CYO coach 

• Husband of Kimberly Chapman; father of 
Brendan and Colin 

Dineen Ann Riviezzo '89 

Brooklyn, NY 

Upon graduation, alumni yearn to continue BC's tra- 
dition of serving others and to replicate the strong sense 
of community they felt at BC. The Alumni Chapters 
are the key means to provide Alumni with the opportu- 
nity to socialize, network and perform community proj- 
ects that serve others in keeping with BC's motto. 

• I graduated BC in 1989 and Georgetown 
University Law School in 1992. 1 spent seven years 
in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office where 

I prosecuted sex crimes and homicide cases. After 
three years of practicing Reinsurance Defense at 
Clifford Chance, I have returned to public service 
as the Executive Deputy Inspector General at the 
Office of the NY State Inspector General, which 
investigates fraud and corruption within a majority 
of executive branch agencies. My brother Al is BC 
Class of 1992. 

• Since returning to NYC in 1992, 1 have been very 
involved in the BC Alumni Chapter of NYC serv- 
ing as President from 2000-2001. 1 am excited to 
have just been appointed co-president of the 
Chapter for 2004. Planning social, cultural, service 
and networking events for NY area alumni has 
been tremendously rewarding. I also have been an 
admissions volunteer since 1992. 1 would be grate- 
ful for the opportunity to utilize my experience 




Joanne E. Caruso '82, f.D. '86 

Beverly Hills, CA 
Attorney/ Partner, 
Howrey Simon Arnold & White 

As students we were naturally connected to BC and 
each other, resulting in many individual and shared 
accomplishments. BC must create opportunities for 
the diverse and growing alumni population to main- 
tain (or regain) those connections, and must regularly 
communicate those opportunities, regardless of where 
we live or whatever our age. 

• Fides Society Member; President, 
Undergraduate Government of Boston College, 
1981-1982; University Chorale; Resident 


• Member, Board of Governors, Association of 
Business Trial Lawyers-Los Angeles Chapter; 
Member, Board of Governors Women Lawyers 
Association of Los Angeles; St. Vincent de Paul 
Society, Treasurer and member of Board of 
Directors of Beverly Hills Chapter; Parishioner, 
Good Shepherd Church, Beverly Hills, CA; Girl 
Scout Troup Leader; American Bar Association, 
Litigation Section, Co-editor, Woman Advocate 
Newsletter, 1997-1999; Member, Washington 
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban 
Affairs (1987-1995); Has represented numerous 
clients in pro bono matters, including homeless 
individuals and families, clients in domestic vio- 
lence cases and clients in child custody matters. 

• Wife of Thomas A. Zaccaro, J.D. '84; mother of 
Christine Zaccaro, age 9, and Carolyn Zaccaro, age 7 

Kevin McCahill '80 

Overland Park, KS 
Chief Information Officer, 
GE Commercial Insurance 

Provide more frequent, targeted communication 
on ways for Alumni to get involved in volunteer 
activities such as local BC Alumni Association 
events, career nights, etc. Also, utilize the class 
correspondents to solicit volunteers and publish 
stories of those who do. 

• Member, Fides Society 

• Coach, Johnson County Little League 
Baseball (five/six year olds); Member, GE 
Elfun Society, a volunteer organization help- 
ing the disadvantaged through community 
day projects and Habitat for Humanity proj- 

• Husband of Cynthia Hockenhull McCahill 
'85; Brother of Edward McCahill '79 and 
Carolyn McCahill McKigney '85 

William E. Dwyer, Jr. '82 

Broomfield, CO 

Most recently returned to the U.S.A. after living 
and working in Bogota, Colombia. Getting used to 
living in the U.S.A. again after an extended 
absence overseas. Very happy to be home, especial- 
ly in that home is Colorado. Looking forward to 
being more involved as a member of the extended 
BC community West of the Mississippi as well as 
local community. Hope to bring afresh eye and 
perspective to the BC community West of the 
Mississippi. Not of the corporate of normal profes- 
sional world, my experience of the past 16 years 
will bring a unique and I hope constructive view. 

• Employed as a pilot by U.S. Government for 
the past 16 years; Active volunteer with the 
handicap ski program at Winter Park ski 
area; Active with the Save the Children 
Foundation with a foster child in Colombia 
and another in Nepal. 

• Husband of Lorna Dwyer of Bogota, 

Michael D. Reif '02 

Minneapolis, MN 
Candidate for Juris Doctorate, 
University of Minnesota 

Engaging all alumni to better serve Boston College's 
goals requires establishing that alums are more than 
generous donors; they are continuing members of the 
BC community. The University must combine tech- 
nology with personal interaction to engage alumni in 
a discussion of the current and future state of Boston 

• UGBC (Chief of Academic Affairs, Co-Director 
of Peer Advising, MLP); Jenks Leadership 
Program (Co-Director); Ignacio Volunteers 
(Tijuana trip member, Council President); 
Kairos Leader; Appalachia Volunteers; Learning 
to Serve (Group Leader); BCTV (Contributing 
Writer); Order of the Cross & Crown (Chief 
Marshal); Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Sigma Nu; Phi 
Alpha Theta; Presidential Scholars Program 

• Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest (2002-2003, 
Ashland, MT); Church of St. Luke (parishioner); 
Gamma Eta Gamma Law Association; 
University of Minnesota Law School Committee 
on Student Life; University of Minnesota Law 
Hockey Team. 

• Son of Margaret and Daniel Reif; brother of 

John J. Lane '71 

Gold Canyon, Arizona 
Logistics Manager, 
Boeing Helicopters 

Develop and staff a speakers bureau 
(academic /policy /athletics) to provide annual or 
bi-annual university updates to alumni chapters, 
nationwide, on a recurring, scheduled basis. 
Provide a vehicle for more frequent class notes 
(i.e., a bi-monthly bulletin provided by the alumni 
association to the class correspondents, who, in 
turn could add class-specific notes and personal 
information and e-mail to interested class mem- 

• Member, Alumni Association Board of 
Directors, 2000-2002; Fides Donor Society 

• M.B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1972; 
Lieutenant Colonel, US Army, Retired; 
Founding Parishioner, St. Bridget Parish, 
Mesa, AZ; Parish Chairperson, Diocesean 
Today's Children/Tomorrow's Leaders 
Campaign; Founding Member, AZ Chapter, 
Voice of the Faithful (VOTF). 39 


Priscilla A. Durkin NC 

Melrose, MA 
Teacher (ret), 
Boston Latin School 

'6 5 

The University will engage alumni/ae to better 
serve its goals by first drawing them back to cam- 
pus for conferences and lecture series on topics of 
interest. BC has already begun to offer such events 
and I would like to see the program expanded, 
particularity on topics rising from current events 
and shows at the McMullen Museum. 

• M.A., Harvard University, 1967; Member, 
Vergilian Society, Inc; Former Trustee, 
Vergilian Society, Inc.; Member, American 
Classical League; Member, Classical 
Association of N.E. 

• Sister of Nancy D. Orazem NC '70 and 
Arthur E. Durkin, Jr. '67; daughter of Arthur 
E. Durkin '37; 

Norma Tanguay Frye NC '72 

Sudbury, MA 

Communications Program Manager 

My goal will be to devise strategies that engage all 
alumni but especially women in the life of the 
University. By working and networking with 
women graduates of the two institutions in the 
pursuit of creative ideas, I imagine developing and 
renewing bonds between the University of today 
with those who have gone before. 

• President, Class of 1972 Newton College; 
Volunteer, Reunion Committee 

• Youth Commission, Our Lady of Fatima 
Parish, Sudbury 

-Confirmation retreat teams 

-Coordinated fundraising projects for parish 

youth activities 

• Especially rewarding was traveling to 
Honduras with a group of parish youth to 
work in an orphanage and school. I have 
been a volunteer, and leader in middle and 
high school activities in the town. 

• Wife of Bob Frye, Research Analyst, 
University Relations, Boston College; Sister 
of Diane Tanguay Prokop NC '74; Mother of 
Maggie Frye, Junior, Brandeis University; 
Brian Frye, Junior, Lincoln- Sudbury High 

Katheryn Hogan Mullaney NC '68 

Wayland, MA 

Projects Administrator, Town of Wellesley 

J would emphasize the Jesuit/Sacred Heart mis- 
sion of human rights and social justice by dissemi- 
nating the BC programs that seek conflict resolu- 
tion to international situations, interfaith commu- 
nication and volunteer opportunities. Extensively 
promoted traveling courses and symposiums rein- 
force BC's missions for graduates as a first step 
toward positive peace and justice in this world. 

• Member, BCAA Nominating Committee; 
Chair, Newton College Class of 1968 Mini- 

• Projects Administrator, The Town of 
Wellesley, MA, 1997-present; Transportation 
Coordinator, The Education Cooperative, 
Wellesley, MA, 1993-1997; Eucharistic 
Minister, CCD Teacher, Choir, St. John the 
Evangelist Parish, Wellesley; Founding 
Member, Voice of the Faithful 2001-present; 
VOTF Protecting Our Children Working 
Group; President, 1985, Wellesley League of 
Women Voters; Wellesley League of Women 
Voters, 1980-present; Study Committee, 
Wellesley Town Government Study, 1990- 
1993; Member, Town Meeting, Wellesley 

• Wife of Mark Mullaney '68; Daughter of 
Wm. M. Hogan, Jr. '33; Sister of Wm. M. 
Hogan, III '63 and Leigh Hogan, J.D. '81. 




John J. Griffin, Jr. '65 

vice president/president-elect 
Christopher M. Doran '68 


Susan Power Gallagher NC '69 


Kathleen Donovan Goudie '56 


Charles J. Heffernan, Jr. '66 


John E. Joyce '61, M.B.A. '70 


Brian Kickham '79 


Thomas F. Flannery '81 


Sarah Ford Baine NC '69 


Ann M. Bersani '77 


Raymond Carvey '72, M.B.A. '81 


Margaret Mary Connolly, J.D. '70 


Roger T. Connor '52 


William J. Cunningham, Jr. '57 


William J. Dorcena '95 


Patrick M. Lawler '93 


Judith Lyons '98 


Julie Finora McAfee '93 


J. Emmett McCarthy '64 


Floyd B. McCrory '77 


Dawn E. McNair '82, M.Ed. '83 


Mar)' Pasciucco NC '75 


Kenneth D. Pierce '79 


Linda Song Wendel '97 




A report on gifts to Boston College 

A Tradition of Giving 

The annual tradition of giving 
goes back over 25 years, recalls 
Jack McCarthy '67, the partner 
in the Boston office of Price- 
waterhouseCoopers LLP who 
led the giving efforts for many of 
those years. Most recently, PwC 
partners and employees pledged 
$1.7 million to Boston College. 
In keeping with the tradition 
begun by former partners Brian 
Brooks '64, Francis A. Doyle '70, 
now a member of the University 
Board of Trustees, and Vincent 
M. O'Reilly '59, now on the 
faculty of the Carroll School of 
Management, Michael Costello 
'71, managing partner, together 
with Gregory J. Gailius '77, 
Jack MacKinnon '62 (former 
Alumni Association president), 
Thomas E. Montminy '83, Barry 
R. Nearhos '79, and Glenn 

Williams '78, all BC grads, 
spearheaded a fundraising effort 
to benefit Boston College. "Not 
everyone who gave was a BC 
alum. Several of the partners 
had children who graduated or 
are currently students. But all 
shared a special fondness for 
the University," Costello said. 
"One partner is a parent whose 
son graduated several years ago, 
but their son's experience so 
endeared BC to them that they 
continue to support BC's mis- 
sion," added Montminy. 

Another partner, Barry 
Nearhos, pointed out that such 
affection is not surprising since 
PwC, especially the Boston 
office, is one of the largest em- 
ployers of Boston College grad- 
uates. "We hire about 50 to 60 
graduates out of the business 

school every year," Nearhos 
said. "In addition, the firm feels 
that it's important to give back 
and has a matching gift pro- 
gram in place that matches a 
charitable contribution of $500 
up to $5,000." 

"The goal of last year's ef- 
fort was to reaffirm our com- 
mitment to Boston College and 
to perpetuate the tradition 
among the next generation at 
PwC," noted Williams. 

Then there are the memo- 
ries of how financial aid helped 
them as undergraduates at the 
University. "Many of us relied 
on financial aid when we at- 
tended BC. It made a big differ- 
ence and was made possible by 
the generosity of alumni and 
friends who preceded us," 
added Gailius. 


It was an enthusiastic crowd that 
turned out at New York's Park 
Avenue Cafe on November 18 for 
the first in a series of annual 
events planned for New York area 
BC Fund volunteers and support- 
ers, including (from left) cohost 
John J. Powers '73, chair of the 
Gasson Society and a University 
trustee, Ann Riley Finck '66, chair 
of the Fides Society, and cohost 
Michael J. Conway '90, chair of the 
New York Fides Committee. Some 
70 volunteers and giving society 
members heard about the critical 
role the BC Fund plays in strength- 
ening the academic resources of 
the University. After a welcome by 
Powers, Jim Husson, vice presi- 
dent of development, spoke to the 

group about the important role volunteers play in strengthening the University. Keynote speaker John J. Neuhauser, 
academic vice president, discussed the importance of recruiting and retaining nationally prominent faculty, and 
noted that the BC Fund provides essential support in this area. Powers and Conway were joined as cohosts by 
R. Jeffrey Smith '72 and Martin M. Hopwood, Jr. '73, cochairs of New York's President's Circle Committee. 


• On April 2, 2004, the annual 
Volunteer Tribute Dinner will 
once again honor men and 
women who have given tireless- 
ly of their time and talent and 
made a significant difference in 
the advancement of Boston 
College. Five awards will be pre- 
sented to volunteers at the 
Copley Plaza Hotel dinner. 

• Scheduled for April 15, 2004, 
at New York's Waldorf Astoria 
is the 16th Annual Wall Street 
Council Tribute Dinner, which 
raises funds for the University's 
Presidential Scholars Program. 
The highlight of the event is 
the presentation of the Boston 
College President's Medal of 
Excellence to an individual 
whose achievements reflect 
the highest standards of excel- 

• University President William 
P. Leahy, SJ, is taking the 
Church in the 21st Century pro- 
gram to alumni around the 
country. The program is an op- 
portunity for alumni to discuss 
issues confronting the Catholic 
Church. Events are scheduled 
for January 8, 2004, in Los 
Angeles, February 28 in 
Atlanta, March 4 in Naples, 
Florida, and March 16 in 

• The Boston College 
Technology Council is holding 
its annual dinner March 25, 
2004, at the Boston College 

Advancement is prepared 
by the Boston College 
Office of Development 


Continued from page 21 

helped me pull him and my brother-in-law up. Then they 
started searching all over our bodies to see if we had any 
weapons. This was Christmas Day. 

The next morning, we went to look for my sister, but we 
couldn't find her. So we started looking for a sign from her. 
People who were lost were writing messages everywhere — 
on empty houses, fences, trains that were broken down — 
"I'm here." "We're over there." Finally, we found her name 
saying, "I'll be in the next town." . . . We reunited and my 
brother-in-law was screaming, hollering, yelling; all mad at 
her because, he said, I told you to stay where I left you! I 
think it was about three or five days when we finally found 
the sign that said, "I'm in this town." 

After that we came to Yongdung-Po. There was a train 
and two ways you could go, either to Seoul or down south 
to Pusan or Taejun. So my brother-in-law said, well, let's get 
on the train. It was a boxcar train. We all climbed up there, 
slowly because we had babies. We stayed up there three 
days, sitting on the top edge of the car. When the train 
stopped, it jerked and pulled back and people dropped off 
and died, you know. But my brother-in-law tied us up there 
so we couldn't even move. 

Finally we got down to Taejun and stayed for about five 
days. Then they said, you gotta move, again. So we got on a 
train again and went down to Iri, a small town. We stayed in 
a refugee camp there for three years. 

THAT WAR influenced me for a long time, a long time. 
When my children were growing up, in America, they'd 
bring friends over, [and] when they played, I was always try- 
ing to give them cookies, trying to feed them. My husband 
would say, you can't do that, you have to ask their parents. 
But I didn't want them to get hungry, you know. I was al- 

ways trying to give my children everything they needed, be- 
cause I never had anything. I often wrote letters to my sis- 
ter when she was in Korea and I would say, I wish I could 
send this [leftover food] to you, because I have to throw it 
away, nobody eats it. It's okay, I'm like Americans now. I 
throw food away even though I should not. But if it's stale 
two, three days, I try putting it in the freezer. 

My children just think this is the Korean way, this is a 
Korean mother. . . . When it comes time for their friends to 
go, I say, have some more, have some more, okay? And my 
daughter says, oh, you'll never get away from my mother. She 
thinks it's because Koreans do things like that. But I look back 
all through history, and I think the reason Koreans are this 
way, the most important reason, is [that] a lot of Korean 
people struggled, and during Japanese occupation, we had 
nothing. If you go to [a Korean home], the first thing they 
ask is, did you have dinner, did you have lunch. The first 
thing we say — we don't say, how are you — we say, did you 
have lunch? That's all because of too many years without. 

For me the war also meant not having family and not 
having someone to tell me what to do or help me. All my life 
I was just on my own, making decisions, everything by my- 
self — even after I married. In 1991, 1 visited my two broth- 
ers in North Korea, for the first time in 41 years. When I 
saw my older brother, he was like a dad to me. I felt like I'm 
home. ... I keep saying to myself, if I have enough money, 
I would go live there, you know, three months, four months, 
a year. I don't care about the political differences. Just, the 
U.S. and North Korea better not have a war again. I feel 
strongly about that. Family comes first. 

Ramsay Liem s work of collecting Korean-American oral histories 
continues. Readers with stories to contribute may contact Professor 
Liem at 


POLITICAL SCIENCE 317: "THE AMERICAN presidency" — Professor Marc Landy 

1 Pick a president and discuss his presidency in terms of 
the "shadow" cast upon him by FDR. Make sure you refer 
to Leuchtenburg's In the Shadow of FDR. 

2 a) In The American Presidency, Milkis and Nelson associ- 
ate John F. Kennedy with the "personal presidency." 
What do they mean? 

b) "New Covenant" was a major theme of the 1992 

Clinton campaign. What role did it play in the Clinton 

c) Milkis and Nelson entitle their chapter on Reagan "Res- 
toration of Presidential Power?" Why the question mark? 

3 Is George W Bush a great president? Discuss, using 
principles of analysis derived from Landy and Milkis's 
Presidential Greatness. 

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Boston College's diploma enters the computer age 

In August 2003, a group of 
Boston College students who 
had completed graduation re- 
quirements over the summer 
received their diplomas. On 
each one, as it had for genera- 
tions, an eagle spread its ma- 
jestic wingspan, and Latin 
script framed the classic Old 
English letters of the recipi- 
ent's name. These diplomas 
were rich with history and tra- 
dition, but they also represent- 
ed change. 

Until then, the name and 
degree on each Boston College 
diploma had been added by 
hand. For the past 40 years, 
the calligrapher was James 
Healy '59 of West Dennis, 
Massachusetts, who inherited 
the task from his father, 
Leonard '22, who himself de- 
voted 38 years to the job. 

Some 140,000 diplomas 
passed under James Healy's 
pen, based on an estimate by 
the Office of Student Services, 
and they were always delivered 
on time. Only once, a few 
years ago, was there a close 
call — when Healy's house 
caught fire two days before 
Commencement. He was on 
the way to Boston College 
when it happened, the thou- 
sands of completed diplomas 
safe in his car. 

Staff at BC proofread 
Healy's work, but very rarely 
found an error. "There's a 
touch of the perfectionist 
about him," says University 
Secretary Joseph Duffy, SJ. 
"You're not going to find too 
many people like Jim who'd 

Student Services' Ursula Sullivan demonstrates the process 

put that amount of time into 
such a labor-intensive activity." 

Over the last year or so, BC 
administrators researched laser- 
printing the diplomas in-house, 
a process to which many uni- 
versities have already switched. 
Director of Student Services 
Louise Lonabocker says a 
newly truncated Senior Week 
lent urgency to the decision. 
As of 2004, there will be seven 
rather than 10 days between 
exams and Commencement. 
Once final grades are in, almost 
a third of the diplomas must be 
topped off with a "summa" or 
"magna." For a laser printer, at 
300 sheets per hour — roughly 
1 5 times the rate possible 
by hand — a tight turnaround 
poses no problem. Though 
cost was not the reason BC 
turned to laser inscription, the 
monetary savings are signifi- 
cant. Lonabocker estimates 
laser printing could save the 
University $50,000 per year. 

To accommodate the new 

machinery, the diploma's di- 
mensions were reduced from 
15 by 19 inches to 13 by 16. 
Paper enthusiasts may note that 
the 67-pound parchment with 
supercalendared finish (ivory) 
was switched to 6 5 -pound 
opaque offset cover vellum (still 
ivory). The plates used to print 
the graphic elements had worn 
down over the years, so an 
artist touched up details of the 
eagle and University seal. So 
far, Student Services has re- 
ceived only positive feedback, 
and the August and December 
graduations went smoothly. 
"The big test is going to be in 
May," says Lonabocker. 

The fact is that much like 
the institutions with which 
they're linked, diplomas vary 
with history and place. Mod- 
ern Ukrainian universities 
issue diplomas on small, lami- 
nated cards. Amherst College 
offers the now-rare sheepskin, 
and a vegetarian alternative. 
For advanced degrees, the 

Colorado School of Mines 
confers a sheet of sterling sil- 
ver. The word "diploma" itself 
traces etymologically to the 
Greek root "folded," as in 
what the ancients did with im- 
portant papers — and what 
today's American universities 
would hardly consider doing 
to a crisp new certificate. 

The history of Boston 
College's own diploma is one 
of subde changes. Over the 
20th century, graduates' names 
went from Latin aliases 
("Henricum Aloisium 
Callahan") to plain English; a 
Jesuit seal glued over maroon 
and gold ribbons evolved into 
the printed Boston College 
seal; the banner clamped in 
the eagle's beak once read "Ad 
Majorem Dei Gloria??/" ("For 
the Greater Glory of God"), 
then "Ever to Excel," before 
bearing as it does today the 
Greek translation of that 
Homeric motto. James Healy 
recalls that the diplomas his 
father lettered for the duration 
of World War II were smaller 
in size, to conserve paper. 
Until the 1990s, he himself 
had to correct by hand the 
Latin case endings on each fe- 
male graduate's diploma — with 
a small inked loop, changing 
"probatum" to "pivbata???.." 

At his retirement luncheon 
in August, Healy was present- 
ed with a cherrywood captain's 
chair stamped with the Uni- 
versity seal and the words 
"James F. Healy '59, With 
Grateful Appreciation." 

Nicole Estvanik 





The American Catholic Church remade childhood. 
That was a mistake 

Over the last 40 years, American Catholics, with a mix of affection and retribution, have elabo- 
rated the figure of the evil nun in stories, jokes, plays, objects (the "boxing nun," the little wind- 
up "Nunzilla"), and in what one writer has called the "Catholic school conversation." Inevitably, 
when Catholics of middle age and beyond talk about their childhoods in the Church, they begin 
with a story about a parochial school nun who did something mean to them. But nuns have not 
been sexually abusing children, and it is not immediately clear how the figure of the evil nun 

can help us understand the past that now 
haunts American Catholicism: the abuse of BY ROBE 
children in the 1980s by priests who grew 
up in the 1940s and 1950s. Indeed, the figure of the evil nun 
has functioned in American Catholic life as an obstacle to 
serious examination of the distinctive qualities of Catholic 
childhood before and just after the Second Vatican Council. 
That silly, ubiquitous, endlessly reiterated, and one-di- 
mensional image has crowded out the past, and Catholics 
have failed to look carefully at the experience of childhood 
in the Church. 

What part of the past should we look at for clues to un- 
derstanding the present scandals? Any number of issues 
could come into play: the nature of authority in the 
Church; the history and practice of the episcopacy; rela- 
tions between clergy and laity; the unfinished business of 
the Second Vatican Council. The overriding tendency has 

been to sexualize the problem, to see it as 
RT ORSI the result of the deviant impulses of the 

celibate body (among those who are suspi- 
cious of this way of living) or of the perverse body. But 
whatever else the current crisis is about, it is primarily about 
children — about the kinds of relationships that formed be- 
tween children and adults in the spaces of the sacred, about 
children's lives in Catholic settings, their vulnerability and 
exposure, their bodies, their experiences of themselves as 
persons, and the boundaries they were and were not able 
to maintain around themselves in a culture made for (and 
with) them. 

Children have been largely missing from commentary 
on the recent scandals. The victims are all adults now, and 
what has seemed most salient 

has been their post-childhood Listening to a sermon, 

traumas and difficulties. At the Poughkeepsie, New York, 1953 

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The decision of the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore in 1884 to all but 
mandate a separate Catholic elementary school system in this country 
ensured that Catholic children and adult religious would spend much of their 
time in one another's company. 

very least, studies of U.S. Catholic history and culture can 
put children back into the story. 

A word about how I have gone about trying to do that in 
my research: It is extremely difficult to approach the reli- 
gious lives of children even in the not-too-distant past. 
Children do not leave records of their religious practices or 
imaginings. Prescriptive literature for children — the hun- 
dreds of articles written for and about them by priests and 
nuns — teaches us almost nothing, really, about children 
themselves, although we can get glimpses in these texts of 
situations and environments Catholic children lived in, if 
we read carefully. And so I have developed a set of interre- 
lated sources. First, there is the substantial literature by 
Catholic educators about children and the equally large 
body of Catholic children's literature (stories of the saints 
and angels, for instance, as well as catechisms, sacramental 
instructions, and so on) and the devotional objects pro- 
duced for children (holy cards, pop-up books of the mar- 
tyrs, children's prayer books). A second source is the 
published literature on growing up Catholic, written by 
adults filtering what they "remember" — memory is a 
treacherous source for historians — through their adult val- 
ues and perceptions. But the heart of my research lies in 
what I call "memory groups," gatherings of five to eight 
adults of different ages who grew up more or less in the 
same geographical area and who agree to meet with me 
over several weeks to talk together about their childhoods 
in the Church. So far, I have held these conversations in 
Arizona, Nebraska, Indiana, Ohio, Louisiana, and New 
York. The members of the groups serve to stimulate and 
correct one another's memories, and the talk has been 
wide-ranging and probing. 

I read these three disparate kinds of sources together, 
using each to correct and amplify the others. What comes 
clear is the extent to which relationships among adults and 
children — especially adult religious and children — were at 
the center of American Catholicism in the 20th century. 

THE DECISION of the Third Plenary Council of Balti- 
more in 1884 to all but mandate a separate Catholic ele- 
mentary school system in this country ensured that for the 
next 80 years — until the cultural shifts and social transfor- 
mations of the 1960s — Catholic children and adult religious 
would spend much of their time in one another's company. 
The council's decision was motivated in part by fear that 
young Catholics would suffer personally and religiously in 
the American public schools, and that the future of the faith 
itself was at risk. Children were thought to occupy a vulner- 
able place between the Catholic world and the surrounding, 
often hostile, U.S. culture. A sense of responsibility for the 
Church had to be pressed deep into their bodies and souls. 
One means of achieving this was through the theology and 
practice of confirmation, making children "soldiers of 
Christ" who would be ready to defend the Church to the 
death if necessary. In southern Indiana, I collected a story 
from the 1950s of a school principal, a sister, who marched 
her students to church one day, lined them up, and had 
them approach the communion rail as if they were going to 
take communion. As she paced up and down the length of 
the rail — on the altar side — she held her hand in the shape 
of a gun, placed her fingertips to each child's temple, and 
said, "Do you renounce your faith?" She was preparing 
them for Cold War martyrdom. 

The central place of children in mid-century American 
Catholicism was a consequence also of the immigrant 
makeup of the Church. Priests and nuns explicitly called on 
children to bring their Italian or Mexican parents to church 
and teach them what it was to be a Catholic in this country. 
In matters of both affection and authority, children often 
found themselves caught between the adults in their fami- 
lies and the adult religious with whom they spent much of 
their days. 

With the stakes perceived to be so high, American nuns 
filled pages in pedagogical journals with fervent considera- 
tions of how to inflame children's prayer lives. Many 

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Home shrine in Spanish 
Harlem, New York City, 1966 

Catholics say that the prayers 
the sisters taught them to mem- 
orize remain "part of us" — in our 
bodies, is how several people have told this to me. In 
parochial schools across America, the sisters presented the 
sacraments with such spiritual and emotional intensity that 
youngsters came to expect a profound transformation of the 
self through the rituals, that afterward they would not be the 
same person. 

This was an intensely erotic world. By that, I do not 
mean anything necessarily inappropriate or dark — but pow- 
erful and complicated currents of desire circulated freely 
and openly. One example can be found in the practice of 
children choosing confirmation sponsors. Although the the- 
ology of confirmation stressed a kind of ecclesiastical hero- 
ism, the experience of the sacrament was one of intimacies. 
Many children had the opportunity to select their own 
sponsors and confirmation names, and they approached 
these decisions thoughtfully and lovingly, identifying bonds 
of respect and affection that mattered deeply to them. "I took 
Veronica" as a confirmation name, a 75-year-old woman in 

New Orleans told me, "because of this girl I liked so much." 
Another woman said she chose the name "of an aunt that I 

Children became emotionally attached to the spaces of 
the Church, too. The erotic included the environment: the 
textures, colors, smells, and sounds of the built sacred world 
and parish grounds. One woman, again in New Orleans, 
told me that as a child in the 1960s, "I liked to be up close 
to the altar, on the end, so I could see around everybody." 
She said she loved the way the candles lit up the faces of the 
statuary, and she remembers staring into the saints' eyes "as 
though I was looking for something, waiting . . . why don't 
you say something to me!" 

Another woman, who grew up in the Irish Channel in 
New Orleans in the 1930s, recalled the stained glass window 
in her childhood church: "You have to realize that this is a 
Gothic church, and it's about 40 feet up in the air, the stained 
glass, at least 30 or 40 feet wide. And it's the Assumption, 
Mary there, reaching down to purgatory, and the morning 
sun would come in and" — here her voice fell to a whisper— 
"just light it beautifully, always." 


- -o* 

-- •.*■***■ -"*s~ 

AS THEY SET about to form (in the deep Catholic sense of 
the term) children's imaginations and bodies, adults' own 
lives and faith, their religious imaginations, desires, fears, 
and hopes, were shaped, too. Forming children, they formed 
themselves. American Catholicism existed in between chil- 
dren and adults, in a religious universe that absorbed them 
and held them both. Children's interiorities were structured 
and shaped when their parents moved their hands through 
the sign of the cross, or when the nuns prepared them for 
confession by examining their souls with them, when chil- 
dren heard consecration bells and knew that God's body was 
now on the altar and soon to be in their mouths, or when 
they looked at nuns' bodies in the classroom and smelled 
their soap. In turn, adults' interiorities became porous to 
children through the same intimate encounters. 

Children and adult religious watched one another closely, 
constantly, in church, in the classroom, and in their worlds 
outside of both. They knew the secrets of one another's cor- 
poral experience. Xuns kept track of girls' developing breasts 
and quietly (sometimes not so quietly) identified the moment 
when a girl needed to wear a camisole under her uniform; 

A visit to the lily pond on 
church grounds, U.S., 1953 

and children scrutinized ' nuns' 
bodies. A woman in her forties 
who grew up in New Orleans re- 
membered the face of the nun who taught her in the fourth 
grade. "She had little freckles all around her nose, and . . . 
such a beautiful smile." One woman told me that her priest 
(in rural Nebraska in the late 1940s) apprehended one day 
that she had started menstruating and was bleeding in 
church — although she had not said anything — and he came 
over to her during the devotional service, took her back to 
the rectory, and fortified her with sips of altar wine. 

Confession was a particularly effective instrument for the 
dissolution of boundaries between an individual child and all 
others. Children paid close attention to one another's con- 
fessions, keeping track of the length of time classmates re- 
mained in the box and monitoring the duration of their 
penances. "You'd make it a point not to commit too big a 
sin," a 75-year-old Mexican-American man remembered of 
his childhood in Tyrone, Arizona, because "if you said any- 
thing kind of wrong, [the priest] would yell at you, and then 
the rest of the people would know." And despite the pre- 

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This was an intensely erotic world. By that, I do not mean anything necessarily 
inappropriate or dark — but powerful and complicated currents of desire 
circulated freely and openly. The erotic included the environment: the textures, 
colors, smells, and sounds of the built sacred world and parish grounds. 

tense of secrecy, children realized that the priests could rec- 
ognize them through the confessional screen. There are 
many stories of children telling their sins to a priest and the 
priest following absolution with something like "Well, 
Amanda, when you get home, would you tell your mother 
that I need to see her tomorrow?" In some parts of the 
country, children convinced one another that priests re- 
ceived a special grace that made them forget what they'd 
heard the moment they left the confessional — a poignant 
and powerful sign of young Catholics' apprehension at the 
permeability of their personal boundaries. 

This same porousness made it possible for adults to iden- 
tify children whom they believed had vocations to the reli- 
gious life. Little nuns and little "priests-in-the-making" (a 
popular phrase for altar boys) were marked off from the rest 
of their peers and relentlessly pursued with special privileges 
in school, gifts and treats, invitations to visit the residential 
areas of the convent or rectory to see how the nuns or 
priests lived, and in general the delight of adult attention. 
One of my sources in New Orleans described being taken as 
an eighth-grader into the convent in the 1930s with a girl- 
friend and invited to touch the special garments of a new 
postulant that had been laid out on a bed. Some children 
found such interest flattering, but others were terrified by it, 
recognizing that to become the bearer of adult religious de- 
sire in this exposed way threatened their identities. Children 
who even briefly entered the convent or seminary after 
grammar school — a common practice — found it difficult to 
be accepted again by their peers upon returning. 

THE ABUSE OF children in sacred settings by priests over 
the past 40 years has to be understood against this history. 
Children's bodies and souls — the intimate places of their ex- 
perience — were uniquely available in American Catholic 
culture to adult religious, male and female, who assumed a 
proprietary authority over both. Nuns and parish priests to- 
gether created this world, although nuns have come to stand 

for its perverse possibilities. The world they created was not 
necessarily bad — Catholic children came out of it with a 
passionate spirituality and a strong sense of right and wrong. 
But children could not be sure where the appropriate line 
was between themselves — their bodies and souls — and the 
adult religious around them. There was surprisingly little 
constraint on the behavior of priests and nuns toward chil- 
dren, and the same discipline that shaped proud and deter- 
mined young soldiers of Christ made children vulnerable. 
The priests who have abused children grew up in this envi- 
ronment of fluid and blurred boundaries, of radical moral 
and spiritual vulnerability, and I suspect that when they ap- 
proached the children they intended to hurt they used the 
boundary-dissolving moral and spiritual idioms of their own 

Adult Catholic laypeople and religious need to think 
about the kinds of relationships into which they have invit- 
ed children in religious settings. Theologically, psychologi- 
cally, and practically, they must consider the appropriate 
balance between autonomy and authority in children's reli- 
gious lives, and the boundaries to be maintained around 
young minds and bodies. When Catholics today take up 
how best to make a new Church following on scandal, they 
must also consider how best to respect children's freedom in 
the Church, how to honor their status as separate persons, 
and how to make sure that children know that loving and 
serving God does not make them vulnerable to the adults 
around them, that holiness does not mean exposure, and 
that to be good does not mean surrender. 

Robert Orsi is the Charles Warren Professor of the History of 
Religion at Harvard University, and the author of Gods of the 
City: Religion and the American Urban Landscape (1999), 
Thank you Saint Jude: Women's Devotion to the Patron 
Saint of Hopeless Causes (1996), and Between Heaven and 
Earth (forthcoming). His essay is drawn fivm a talk he gave at 
Boston College as part of the Lowell Humanities Lecture Series. 







Andrea Cabral straightened out the notorious Suffolk County jails. 

Now she has to face the voters 



floor of the Suffolk County House of Corrections in Boston, 
Sheriff Andrea J. Cabral '81 can look down on an enclosed open- 
air courtyard where prisoners take exercise. There's a basketball 
court at the center, a wide walkway at the periphery, and concrete 
multistory buildings containing cell blocks on all sides. The cells 
hold men (and in a separate unit, women) who have been sen- 
tenced on drug-related crimes, or assault and battery charges, or 
gang-related violence, or any number of misdemeanors. Many are 
from the surrounding neighborhoods of Roxbury and Dorchester, 
others from the working-class and immigrant enclaves to the 
north: Charlestown, Chelsea, East Boston, Revere, Winthrop. 
The courtyard is empty now, in the dead of winter, but Cabral 

looks through the window as if 

Cabral with Deputy Tom DeRosa in the 

female booking area at the Nashua Street jail checking On the inmates. "The 


world's worst basketball players," she reports with a bemused 

The first thing you notice about Cabral is that she does 
not lack confidence in her opinions. That's lucky, for she 
needs to project confidence — she is the first woman sheriff 
ever in Massachusetts, and the department she heads has 
been plagued historically by scandal and mismanagement 
and been a target of investigations by the local press. 

A former prosecutor, 44 and single, Cabral came to the 
sheriff's job in December 2002 with a reputation for hard 
work and a no-nonsense attitude about locking people up, es- 
pecially men who resort to violence. 
Now she is seeing the other end of the 

pipeline. Being sheriff in Suffolk 

County means supervising about 1,750 
inmates at the house of corrections 
(built in 1991 to hold 1,250) and a few 
hundred pretrial detainees at the 
Nashua Street Jail, also in Boston. 
Inmates at the house of corrections 
usually serve two years or less before 
going back out into the world. The 
minimum requirement of Cabral's 
job — and others have failed at this — is 
to make sure they are released without 
having been mistreated. If inmates take 
advantage of programs on the inside 
designed to improve their work skills 
or curb their violence, so much the 
better. For all that rides on the job of 
sheriff, it is an elected position requir- 
ing no prior experience. Cabral has 
come to it mid-term, appointed by the 
governor in unusual circumstances. 

Looking down at the courtyard, 
Cabral is reminded of a situation that 
bothered her (one of many) when she took over the sheriff's 
department. During the previous sheriff's tenure, only male 
prisoners were granted time in the recreation yard. Women 
inmates — there are 100 or so at the house of corrections — 
were barred as presenting "a sight-and-sound issue," in 
prison-authority speak. With women in the yard, there had 
been hooting from the men in the cells above, Cabral was 
told, and some women had responded by yelling back or 
even pulling up their shirts. Cabral's solution was simple: 
Restore the women's recreation privilege, and let them 
know it will be revoked as soon as someone acts inappropri- 
ately. The women have exercised since without incident. 

Cabral has many such stories, all told in the same way, as 
if she's still amazed at how much was wrong here, and how 
most problems could be put right with a little bit of com- 
mon sense. Since arriving, she has insisted on rigorous 


in the past someone with the right connections could be 
hired right off the street. The six-week training academy 
through which recruits now must pass emphasizes profes- 
sional standards of civility in handling prisoners. Her facili- 
ty is a not a pleasant place to end up, Cabral makes clear (she 
recently allowed an MTV camera crew into the cell blocks 
in the hopes she could help "deglamorize" prison for young 
people). But a word that comes up again and again in her 
discussions of how work is to be done here is "professional- 
ism." County corrections is different from state prison, she 
notes. With people in for shorter periods of time and more 

emphasis on rehabilitative programs, 
if the job is done right, there is a 
chance that some of these inmates will 
not eventually graduate to the state 
prison system. 









FOR THE last several years, though, 
the house of corrections has sorely 
needed its own course correction. 
Boston newspapers have carried regu- 
lar stories about indictments of correc- 
tions officers for the use of excessive 
force. Two lawsuits have made their 
way through the courts documenting 
cases of sexual assault of female pris- 
oners. At least one inmate was impreg- 
nated by an officer. A special state 
commission led by former U.S. 
Attorney Donald Stern was appointed 
to review conditions in 2001, midway 
through the previous sheriff's term. It 
found "a deeply troubled institution" 
and made 75 recommendations for 
change, some fairly basic: The sheriff 
should not appoint unqualified cronies 
to top positions; the sheriff should not solicit campaign con- 
tributions from employees. A new $14 million facility built to 
house women prisoners was deemed unsuitable and unsafe. 

Shortly before the commission's report was released, the 
sitting sheriff, Richard J. Rouse, a former state legislator 
and career politician, resigned. The real damage to Rouse's 
reputation had been done more than a year earlier, when 
Boston Globe reporters secretly followed him for six days and 
found him putting in four-hour workdays, using a state ve- 
hicle for private errands, and scheduling time on the golf 
course even as criminal charges were being brought against 
seven guards for beating detainees at the county jail. Rouse 
had also opened a swanky office for himself at the county 
courthouse downtown, away from the commotion of the 
house of corrections. 

When Cabral was appointed by then governor Jane Swift 

training for new corrections officers, for example, whereas in autumn 2002 to serve the final two years of Rouse's term, 

40 WINTER 2004 

one of her first decisions as sheriff was to operate from an 
office at the house of corrections. She wouldn't be working 
four-hour days, and she wanted everyone to know it. Now, 
she sits behind a large desk in a mostly unadorned but spa- 
cious room. A dark blue drape covers the entire wall behind 
her, as if to force visitors to concentrate on nothing but her 
imposing presence. When she wants to be serious, she can 
seem very serious. But she often breaks into a several- 
megawatt smile and laughs in a way that makes her shoul- 
ders rise up and her large six-foot frame relax. 

"She's got a marvelous sense of humor, but she can be 
very forceful," says Cabral's chief of staff and longtime col- 
league from her days as a prosecutor, Elizabeth Keeley '76. 
"She's no shrinking violet." Cabral has been described as 
"intimidating" in newspaper stories. "I don't think I am," 
she says, going on to suggest that the comment may say 
more about the person making it than about her. But it 
seems never far from Cabral's mind that she is the state's 
first female sheriff. She is intent on doing the job well, she 
says, so that "no one would ever be able to say that a woman 
couldn't be sheriff in Massachusetts, and that a black woman 
couldn't be sheriff in Suffolk County." 

Cabral manages a staff of about 1,100 employees and an al- 
most $100 million budget. Since her appointment, she has in- 
sisted on interviewing every new employee hired in the 
department, giving special attention to new officers. That has 
helped to slow the hiring process, and the house of correc- 
tions this winter was about 40 officers short of optimum 
staffing, according to Superintendent Gerard Horgan, one of 
Cabral's top managers, whose responsibility is the day-to-day 
operations of "the house." But Horgan credits Cabral with 
bringing in "high-quality people." A 17-year veteran of the 
department, he describes Cabral as "an extremely quick 
study" who leads by example. Two years ago, he says, when 
Cabral appointed him to supervise the Nashua Street Jail, she 
showed up first at the 6:45 A.M. roll call to announce his pro- 
motion, then at the 2:45 roll call, and then again at the 10:45 
shift change. "She basically had an 18-plus-hour day," 
Horgan says. 

In an hour-long conversation in her office, Cabral talks 
about the challenges of her job. The more problems she de- 
scribes — the lawsuits, the budget cuts, the guards caught 
smuggling contraband to inmates — and the more one looks 
around and tries to imagine coming to this place every day, 
this dreary block of buildings set down in an urban waste- 
land hemmed in by highways, the more one wonders: Why 
would anyone want this job? "Do you like it?" she is asked. 

"I do," she says. "This is important. We run people's 
lives. We're in charge of other people. And we're in charge 
of people that a court has decided cannot live outside of 
these walls for a period of time. This is like a little city. We 
bring education, food, medicine — you name it, we bring it 
inside these walls. And it literally runs like a city. Because it 

Clockwise from top left: Cabral at age seven; at her graduation from BC in 
1981; her swearing-in as sheriff by Governor Jane Swift, December 3, 2002 

is so enclosed, because we're dealing with a population that 
at least for a temporary period of time very few people on 
the outside care about, bad things can flourish here." She 
talks about the huge ripple effects of crime — of how a single 
auto theft can affect the lives and wallets of multiple people 
and companies. "If you can keep it so that out of 10 people, 
two don't re-offend, you've had a huge impact on society," 
she says. In fact, Cabral expects better than that — but not by 
much. Studies of recidivism suggest at least 50 percent of in- 
mates will run afoul of the law again. 

For now, Cabral is the mayor of this "little city." And she 
likes the position well enough that she's getting ready to 
fight to keep it. This summer and fall, she will run her first 
campaign for elective office. She will raise money, and she 
will talk about reform and professionalism and the changes 
she's made in this place that so few people on the outside 
care about. She will point to a 2003 year-end report pub- 
lished by her office that contends, "We have addressed 
nearly every recommendation made by the Stern 

If things get rough, as they sometimes do in Boston pol- 
itics, her credentials, her integrity, even her race and gender, 
may come under attack. If she wins, her reward will be a six- 
year term in office. 


ONE OF THE Stern Commission's chief criticisms of the 
sheriff's department was that not enough of its top officials 
had experience in criminal justice. By the time Andrea 
Cabral was appointed sheriff, she had logged 1 6 years in the 
Massachusetts criminal justice system. 

Growing up in a suburban neighborhood in East 
Providence, Rhode Island, young Andrea was one of those 
children who chooses a future early — it was in fifth grade 
that she announced she wanted to be a lawyer, her mother 
recalls. "She always had a strong penchant for justice," 
Yvonne Cabral says. "She'd go to bat verbally for anybody 
who required it, if she thought that person was right and was 
not being properly defended." The Cabrals raised three chil- 
dren — Andrea was the middle one — in the raised ranch 
house where they still live today. Yvonne Cabral worked 
for 18 years as executive director of the East Providence 
Community Center. Joseph Cabral, whose parents came 
from the Cape Verdean island of St. Nicholas, was a steel- 
worker for the Washburn Wire company in Providence. He 
was a union member, now retired. On many Saturdays, both 
mother and daughter recall, Andrea would be dropped off at 
the local public library. "She loved to read, and the librarian 
just loved her to death," Yvonne Cabral says. "I would read 
six, seven, eight books" in a day at the library, the sheriff re- 
members, "and it was literally my favorite thing to do, and I 
did that for years from a very early age." 

Cabral carried her bookworm tendencies into college, 
majoring in English at BC. After graduating in 1981, she 
went on to Suffolk University Law School. In 1986, her first 
job out of law school, portentously, was as a staff attorney at 
the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, where she worked 
on bail appeals for pretrial detainees at the jail. 

Having read, before high school, Vincent Bugliosi's 
book Helter Skelter — in which the prominent California 
D.A. recounts how he obtained murder convictions for the 
Svengali-like Charles Manson — Cabral had her mind set 
on becoming a prosecutor. She remembers the impression 
the book made on her — the challenge Bugliosi faced in 
convincing jurors to hold Manson guilty of crimes he di- 
rected others to commit, the gravity of government's re- 
sponsibility to do the work to hold the guilty accountable. 
"I realized that was what I wanted to do," she says. After 
five years as an assistant district attorney in Middlesex 
County and three years in the state attorney general's of- 
fice, Cabral landed in the Suffolk County district attorney's 
office. The D.A. then was Ralph Martin III, who was win- 
ning attention as one of the few black Republicans in state 
politics. Martin appointed Cabral to head a newly created 
domestic violence unit. 

The Massachusetts system for dealing with domestic vi- 
olence was changing in the 1990s, and Cabral was part of a 
new trend of aggressive pursuit of batterers. Cases had been 
notoriously hard to prosecute, because victims often backed 

away from legal action. "At some point, the law collectively 
woke up and said, 'This is an assault and battery,'" Cabral 
recalls. "If this guy walked up to a stranger on the street and 
beat them up, there'd be no question that you would arrest 
him and he'd be prosecuted. Why is it any different that the 
person he beats up, he lives with? 

"In the five years I was head of that unit," says Cabral, "we 
spent a huge amount of time training prosecutors, victim 
witness advocates, and police officers to approach the cases 
differently, to understand that they needed to make some 
good decisions at the scenes of these crimes, justify their ac- 
tions in their police reports, write good police reports, and 
shore up our cases in other ways, because the victim could at 
some point walk away and not show up to court." In more 
than a few cases, Cabral proceeded without the victim's pres- 
ence in the courtroom. "And the law allowed us to do that. 
We really became very proficient at it." In other cases, it was 
important to "redefine winning," she says. The victory might 
not be an immediate conviction in court; it might be spend- 
ing enough time on the phone with a victim that she would 
know where to turn if the battering continued. 

By the late 1990s, when Ralph Martin left the D.A.'s of- 
fice, Cabral says, he was encouraging her to run for the po- 
sition. "I laughed and said absolutely not. Because I've 
never liked politics, or what I perceived as politics." Her 
aversion came "from a certain amount of cynicism," she 
says, about "the political game," the glad-handing and the 
backslapping. And she didn't like the modern scrutiny of 
political candidates, the idea that "you sacrifice a certain 
amount of your private citizenship to be a public figure." 

On top of all that, there was the obvious question of how 
a black woman, a political unknown at the time, could put 
together an organization in Suffolk County. Success in 
urban politics comes from having a base. Where was her 
base? Not in heavily Irish-Catholic South Boston or 
Charlestown. Not in the prosperous Back Bay or Beacon 
Hill districts. Perhaps she could start by appealing to 
Suffolk County's African- Americans, who account for 22 
percent of the population. But voter turnout is often weak in 
African-American wards, and the city of Boston — which has 
never had a black mayor — does not have a good track record 
of embracing black political leaders. 

POLITICS, HOWEVER, caught up with Cabral. With the 
Suffolk County Sheriff's Department in disarray in 2002, 
Governor Jane Swift was hearing from fellow Republican 
Ralph Martin that Cabral would make a good sheriff. Swift 
liked the idea of appointing a competent woman to the job, 
but there was a hitch: Cabral was not a Republican. As she 
readily admitted, she thought of herself as an independent 
and would prefer to stay that way. As Swift would have it, 
that wasn't an option. To win the appointment, Cabral 
agreed to join the GOP and promised Swift she'd run as a 

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Republican candidate in 2004. It was a decision she would 
come to regret. 

The Cabral appointment was one of Swift's last official 
acts — a lame-duck governor, she had been muscled out of the 
2002 gubernatorial race by Republican Mitt Romney. After 
Romney's inauguration, Swift went home to western Mass- 
achusetts, leaving Cabral with a morass of inherited problems 
at the sheriff's department and without a friend in high places. 

Cabral meanwhile faced an immediate and pressing 
worry — in the amount of $5 million. A lawsuit on behalf of 
1,500 women who were illegally strip-searched at the 
Nashua Street Jail in the 1990s had 
resulted in a judgment of $5 million 
against the city of Boston and $5 mil- 
lion against Suffolk County. The city 
had paid its share. The county's pay- 
ment — for which the sheriff's depart- 
ment was fully responsible, since 
actual county government structures 
have been practically abolished in 
Massachusetts — was due the week 
Cabral started her job. She soon 
found out it hadn't been paid, nor was 
money set aside to pay it. Somehow 
she had to come up with $5 million. 

The court had no patience with the 
argument that the department simply 
didn't have the funds. And the longer 
the debt went unpaid, the more cost- 
ly it got; the interest penalty was 
$50,000 a month. Cabral went to 
Boston mayor (and Democrat) Tom 
Menino's office for help and came up 
empty. She placed calls to Governor 
Romney's office and was told by his 
aides (rather abruptly, it seemed to 
her) that the state could not help. In early May, Cabral fi- 
nally got her meeting with the governor, but no assistance. 
In the end, Cabral did the only thing she could. Owing al- 
most $5.3 million, she directed in May that the settlement 
money be paid out of the sheriff's department's general op- 
erating budget. As a result, the department ended the fiscal 
year last summer in deficit. 

Through it all, Cabral grew frustrated that she had been 
unable to develop a working relationship with the new gov- 
ernor. Word got out that she was upset enough to consider 
switching parties. And if she were going to switch, she faced 
a deadline — she would have to be a member of the 
Democratic Party for one year in order to declare her candi- 
dacy as a Democrat in the spring of 2004 for a run at the 
November election. A week after her disappointing meeting 
with Romney (at which the matter of her party status did not 
come up), Cabral traveled to Washington, D.C., for a meet- 

the governor's apparent 
disinterest gave her 
an out. cabral talks about 

her time as a republican 

almost in terms of 

a temporary confinement. 

"four months and 30 

days," she says. "that's 

how long it lasted." 

ing with Democratic senator Edward M. Kennedy and a 
public announcement of her decision: She would register as 
a Democrat. Newspaper coverage played it as a setback to 
Romney's efforts to bolster the Republican Party in the state. 
Was it opportunism? One doesn't have to spend much 
time with Cabral to understand why she decided she would 
be happier as a Democrat. She remembers thinking highly 
in college of President Jimmy Carter and of being alarmed 
by Reagan Republicanism. Indeed, the opportunism ques- 
tion turns not so much on the switch — which brought her in 
line with her own inclinations — but on the original promise 

to Governor Swift that she would run 
as a Republican. Recalling it now, 
Cabral says she wishes the hiring deci- 
sion had been made strictly on who 
could do the best job at the sheriff's 
department. She made her calculation 
that the job was more important than 
party affiliation. "If I had said, I won't 
run as a Republican, then the oppor- 
tunity to help would have been lost. 
And I had to think about it." 

What kind of ambition did her deci- 
sion reveal? To hear Cabral tell it, there 
was more than desire for a political 
appointment — there was a sense of 
outrage that an important part of the 
local justice system was not being pro- 
fessionally and competently managed. 
Government authority was failing at 
one of its most basic responsibilities, 
and she knew she could put it back on 
track. Before she announced her deci- 
sion to switch parties, she called Swift 
to explain. That conversation remains 
private, and Swift declined to comment 
on Cabral 's decision for this story. In the end, Governor 
Romney's apparent disinterest in Cabral's decision gave her 
an out. As chief of staff Keeley puts it, "She was receiving no 
support from the Republican Party. She was essentially ig- 
nored." Cabral talks about her time as a Republican almost 
in terms of a temporary confinement. "Four months and 30 
days," she says. "That's how long it lasted." 

IT'S A BITTER cold Friday night in January and Andrea 
Cabral is hosting a graduation ceremony at the Morse 
Auditorium at Boston University for 1 5 new corrections of- 
ficers who have made it through the department's six-week 
training academy. She wants them to regard this as a mo- 
mentous event. After about 70 relatives and friends are set- 
tled in the auditorium, members of the sheriff's honor guard 
escort Cabral and her top deputies to the stage, one by one. 
The new officers then march in, dressed in sharp navy-blue 


On their two-month anniversary of employment, new officers meet with Cabral at the Nashua Street Jail to provide feedback 

pants, crisp blue shirts, black neckties, and black caps. With 
ramrod posture, directed by a Lou Gossett-like lieutenant, 
they take their position in the two front rows. As civilian 
hands go over hearts, the officers pledge allegiance to the 
flag with a white-gloved salute. 

In Cabral's view, it is her hiring policies that will truly de- 
fine whether she succeeds in this job. By being a hands-on 
manager, by weeding out the wrong kinds of officers and 
bringing in well-trained professionals, she can create an in- 
stitution that emphasizes corrections along with legitimate 
punishment. Cabral has met each of the officers individual- 
ly, in hour-long interviews in her office. Now, in her key- 
note address, she exhorts them to remember that they are 
part of "a new day in this department" and that "with great 
authority comes great responsibility." She reminds them 
that "sometimes you will be dealing with good people who 
have done bad things, and sometimes you will be dealing 
with bad people who have done bad things and will contin- 
ue to do bad things." And then she leaves them with a story 

from her days as a prosecutor: She was working on an ag- 
gravated rape case and the accused was one of the most 
violent men she had ever prosecuted. She ardently wanted 
to see him behind bars. But while she was involved in se- 
lecting the jury, something disturbing happened. One of the 
prospective jurors, having been interviewed by Cabral and 
the defendant's lawyers, winked at Cabral on his way out of 
the room. She understood the wink to mean, "I'm with 
you." If she had kept that knowledge to herself, it would 
have meant one sure vote for conviction. But, she tells her 
new officers, that's not how the system is supposed to work; 
jurors must hear the evidence before taking a side. So she 
told defense attorneys about the wink and the prospective 
juror was dismissed. "You cut corners once, and it is so easy 
to cut corners a second and third time," she tells the new of- 
ficers. (In the end, Cabral got the conviction anyway.) 

After her remarks, the audience is shown a video depict- 
ing scenes from the boot camp-like training the officers have 
just been through. There are early-morning calisthenics, and 

44 WINTER 2004 

simulated attack-and-restraint practice, and an especially 
challenging routine where an officer gets pepper spray in the 
face and has to fight through noise and near blindness to call 
on a hand phone for assistance. From the stage, Cabral stud- 
ies the video intently as she fingers her pearl necklace. The 
film ends with a still shot showing the words "Suffolk County 
Sheriff's Department, Andrea J. Cabral, Sheriff. Integrity 
Matters." The slogan has been used throughout the sheriff's 
department and will be used, as well, in the upcoming cam- 
paign. "Integrity Matters" is already printed on Cabral's 
bumper stickers and giveaway caps. 

FEW CANDIDATES get far, even in local electoral politics, 
without having their integrity questioned. In fact, Cabral got 
an early taste of what is likely to come when she switched 
parties. She had received good press from Boston's two major 
papers upon her appointment. After her announcement in 
Senator Kennedy's office, though, information leaked to the 
Globe that she had defaulted on student loan payments. Both 
BC and Suffolk Law School had won judgments against her 
in the late 1980s, for a combined total of $6,478. Cabral told 
the press she was "not proud" of the record but that she had 
struggled financially early iri her career because of low-paying 
public sector jobs and had repaid her loans in 1994. The news 
of her defaults set her up for a public flogging by the Herald's 
harshest columnist, Howie Carr, who called her, among other 
things, a "student-loan scofflaw." 

Most political observers have reserved judgment on the 
political savvy of Cabral's party switch. Would she have 
stood a chance of getting reelected had she run as a 
Republican in Suffolk County, where Republicans are about 
as numerous as Yankee fans at Fenway Park? (To be exact, 9 
percent of registered voters.) It isn't impossible — Cabral's 
mentor Ralph Martin proved as much when he won a con- 
tested race in 1996 as Suffolk County D.A. But Martin spent 
a lot of time making the rounds at community meetings 
around the city, and his suave, almost nonpartisan style went 
over well. And, too, a D.A. has an easier time than a sheriff 
making the news as a crusader against crime. 

If Cabral faces a strong challenger in the Democratic pri- 
mary for sheriff in September, the thinking goes, she could 
lose her job. Primaries in Boston generally draw low turnout, 
a fact that favors candidates with established organizations. As 
it happens, such a candidate is contemplating a challenge to 
Cabral — and he would seem to have a strong motive to run 
for Suffolk County Sheriff. Boston City Councilor Stephen 
Murphy was considered by former Governor Swift for the 
sheriff's appointment in 2002. But he declined to switch to 
the Republican Party and lost out to Cabral. 

Now, says Republican consultant Charles Manning, it's 
not hard to imagine the kind of ad someone like Murphy 
could use against Cabral: "She first cut a deal with 
Republican Governor Jane Swift. Then, when she thought 

she could cut a better deal with Democratic leaders, she 
switched parties. Can you really trust Andrea Cabral?" How 
might that play in Democratic strongholds such as South 
Boston? Manning wonders. "I don't think most people see 
Andrea as a partisan figure," he concedes. But in a Dem- 
ocratic Party primary, that's not necessarily a winning suit. 

If Murphy decides this spring to bypass the race, Cabral's 
life will be easier. Still, she will have a Republican opponent: 
Shawn Jenkins, a former budget director in the state's pub- 
lic safety office. Cabral's campaign manager, Matt O'Malley, 
says the campaign will need about $350,000 to run a strong 
race, and had raised about $50,000 by January. Cabral hired 
O'Malley after he made a credible run for Boston City 
Council last year at the age of 24. "We represent a lot of 
what the new Boston political landscape looks like," O'Malley 
contends. He envisions a coalition of young professionals 
and blacks and Latinos who can move city politics beyond 
the old ethnic and racial divisions. "We're going to build our 
own organization from scratch," he says. 

Cabral, too, sees a "new landscape." She says she's grown 
more comfortable with the idea of being in politics, because 
she sees how a leader can bring about real change. Her mis- 
sion is to bring something new to Boston politics: "The bot- 
tom line is, I am the first black sheriff in Suffolk County, and 
I'm the first female sheriff in the state. And that means that 
I bring a certain perspective that's never been held by any 
other sheriff, and a perspective that is held in only limited 
fashion on the political landscape in the city — because there 
just aren't very many black female politicians." 

And yet that doesn't mean she envisions a campaign built 
around what is sometimes dismissively called "identity poli- 
tics." It will be obvious enough to voters that Cabral isn't 
the stereotypical Boston pol. What she most wants them to 
respond to has nothing to do with race or gender: It's her 
mantras of integrity and professionalism. "People vote on 
their perception of how professional a person is," she says. 
So even as she will talk about the reforms she's brought to 
the "little city" she presides over, she knows that the condi- 
tions behind these walls only directly affect a small percent- 
age of Suffolk County voters. "It's not a reform campaign, 
it's a professionalism campaign," she insists. That means ap- 
pealing to voters' concerns that their tax dollars are being 
well spent, that prisoners are supervised by well-trained of- 
ficers, and that the officers are supervised by experienced 
managers. If she can get that message across and win, Cabral 
says, it will be "a turning point in Boston politics." Why? It 
won't mean that race and gender are no longer factors — 
only that she was not disqualified because of them. Cabral 
responds with typical confidence when asked what that 
would mean for her long-term political career: "I assume it 
could go anywhere." 

Dave Denison is a freelance writer based in the Boston area. 








In 1946, as the Second World War end- 
ed, railroad was king. There were 137 
railroad companies in die United States, 
webbing the nation with more than a 
quarter of a million miles of track and 
employing more than a million work- 
ers — trainmasters, crewmen, signalmen, 
station agents, roundhouse men, yard 
clerks, trackmen, freight agents, coalers. 
The railroad system had performed mag- 
nificently during the war, moving incred- 
ible numbers of men and material in 
service to President Franklin Roosevelt's 
"arsenal of democracy." (Indeed, the rail- 
road system often moved FDR himself, 
in his private railroad car, the Ferdinand 
Magellan.) While wartime restrictions on 
gasoline use and nonessential travel had 
slowed the prewar surge of automobiles 
and airplanes as new modes of travel and 
shipping, every rail line carried freight, 
nearly every line carried passengers and 
mail, and most towns of any size had a 
station, a freight agent, or both. 

The year 1946 was, in short, a pinnacle of American rail- 
roading — and the first year of its modern decline, as Dick 
Carpenter '55 notes in his new book, A Railroad Atlas of the 
United States in 1946, Volume 1: The Mid-Atlantic States, 
which sets out, with admirable directness and startling 
scope, to map every aspect of railroading in Delaware, 
Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West 
Virginia, and the District of Columbia. 

Carpenter's labor of love might seem a remarkable but 
obscure feat of amateur cartography and scholarship — a 

Carpenter: "I spend two to six hours a day drawing maps, so I figure I am a lucky man." 

"foamer's delight," as Oregon railroad scholar Lauren 
Kessler says, using the term railroad professionals apply to 
railroad fanatics — but it has earned both sales and salutes. It 
rose as high as 8,739 in Amazon's sales rankings (out of more 
than a million books listed) and drew praise from the New 
Yorker ("surely one of the most appealingly eccentric pub- 
lishing ventures of the year"), the Balt'nnore Sim ("nothing 
short of a miracle . . . the kind of work that only a gang of 
monks would consider undertaking"), the business magazine 
Fast Company ("his maps have style ... a point of view, a voice 

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. . . elegant, wistful . . . compulsively detailed and artistical- 
ly rendered"), and scholars like the geographer John 
Hudson at Northwestern University ("the finest railroad 
atlas ever published ... he has invented his own style of car- 
tography") and the historian Maury Klein at the University 
of Rhode Island ("an amazing piece of work ... it answers 
questions you didn't even think to ask"). 

A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946 is an honest but 
essentially misleading title for the vast American visual poem 
Carpenter and his publisher, Johns Hopkins University Press, 
are composing — a mapmakers' nirvana, time machine, 
poignant literature, paean to the Marvy Brush Marker pen 
set. From the shore of Lake Erie in Pennsylvania to the banks 
of the Elizabeth River in Virginia, Carpenter records, by 
hand, in 10 Marvy colors, every scrap of mid- Atlantic railroa- 
dia in 1946: lines (in service and abandoned), stations, 
bridges, tunnels, towers, coaling points, water troughs, mile- 
posts, ownerships, crew change points, canals (in service and 
abandoned), rivers (including direction of flow), and the 
boundaries of states and counties. 

"Took me about three years," says Carpenter, now retired 
after a 40-year career as a city and regional planner in 
Connecticut. "I've always been fascinated by railroads, and 
much of my work as a planner involved saving and expand- 
ing commuter train service in southwestern Connecticut; I 
was also very interested in freight trains from a planning 
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truck traffic on Interstate 95. About 20 years ago I began to 
think 'wouldn't it be nice to have a really thorough 
American railroad atlas, as the British have,' and about 10 
years ago I started to draft maps, and I found that I was en- 
joying every minute. 

"First I would draw a preliminary map in my study 
[Carpenter works in a small room off his bedroom, with 
many windows and a view of Long Island Sound], and then 
I would check every source I could find for more details — 
employee timetable books in 1946, The Official Guide of the 
Railways, all railroad maps, Moody's Steam Railroads 1946, 
topographic maps, anything — and add those details. Then 
I'd draw a final map on archive-quality 109-pound paper. 
My maps are 30-minute quadrangles between each full de- 
gree of longitude and latitude, and they're easily cross-ref- 
erenced with U. S. Geological Survey maps and Hammond 
and Rand McNally state maps. I wanted to convey what you 
would have actually seen in 1946 — signal towers, coaling sta- 
tions, everything. 

"The railroad was and is such an integral part of our 
story, of our culture and character, that I resolved to tell it 
clearly. I suppose some of my friends wondered what in 
heaven's name I was doing up there in my little studio, but 
my wife and children encouraged me all along, and they are 
thrilled to see this first book published." 

While the book is mostly maps, Carpenter also includes 
voluminous notes and indexes: of the railroads themselves 

48 WINTER 2004 

(such New World poetry, such a flurry of ampersands: the 
Bare Rock, the Conemaugh & Black Lick, the Eagles Mere, 
the Mount Hope Mineral, the Patapsco & Back Rivers, the 
Kane & Elk, the Scootac), of coaling stations, of extant and 
former signal towers (O lost Callicoon! O Paxtang!), of sta- 
tions and tunnels and viaducts and water troughs. And his 
opening essay is both eloquent and poignant, noting the 
smell of creosote preservative in wooden railroad ties, the 
ways that bells and gongs and buzzers announced the spe- 
cific directions and origins of trains, the "venerable wooden 
baggage carts in passenger stations," the "sublime stretches 
of summer-evening silence on the prairie . . . marked by the 
unmistakable throaty moan of the steam-engine's whistle." 
"I drew my first railroad map when I was a kid in Hart- 
ford," says Carpenter. "It was the track layout of the Greater 
Hartford Society of Model Engineers, and they liked it so 
much they let me be a member. I never really stopped draw- 
ing after that. I was a sports cartoonist for BC's student news- 
paper, the Heights, and I drew track layouts when I was in the 
Army, and maps during my career as a planner. I still draw 
scenes and tracks when I ride the train. I happen to like rid- 
ing and watching and mapping trains and tracks, and now I 
spend two to six hours a day drawing maps, so I figure I am a 
lucky man. Lucky too to be doing such a project in the com- 
puter age, because I can sit here in my study, staring out at 
Norwalk Harbor and Long Island Sound, and call up U. S. 
Geological Survey maps on the Internet." 





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Carpenter has just finished Volume 2 of the adas (cover- 
ing New England and New York), is headlong into Volume 

3 (Ohio, Indiana, and lower Michigan), and plotting Volume 

4 (Illinois, Wisconsin, upper Michigan, and maybe Iowa). 
After that? "Well, I should turn south, into the Carolinas, 
but there's something alluring about the West, although I'd 
certainly have to change the scale of the maps to reflect the 
vast acreage out there. And sometimes I think it would be fun 
to map one railroad line in its entirety, all the way across the 
West — the Union Pacific or the Santa Fe, for example." His 
publisher, Johns Hopkins University Press, has agreed to 
publish at least three volumes. 

And what would Dick Carpenter's favorite railroad mo- 
ment be? "My favorite railroad memory of all," says 
Carpenter, "is from a childhood trip with my dad — standing 
and watching a New Haven Shoreliner Hudson 1400 loco- 
motive pull a passenger train through Kingston, Rhode 
Island, at dusk. There was a long straightaway there before 
the town and you could see the whole train coming, blowing 
its whistle at grade crossings. The Shoreliner had a beautiful 
steamboat-deep whisde, a sound that filled the world." 

Brian Doyle, editor of Portland Magazine at the University of 
Portland, in Oregon, is the author most recently of Leaping 
(2003), a collection of essays. A Railroad Atlas of the United 
States in 1946 may be purchased at a discount from the BC 
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Archbishop O'Malley with Sr. Mary L. Walsh of Worcester, Massachusetts (left), and GSSW conference coordinator Vincent J. Lynch 

Rescue mission 



On January 14, in his first public appearance on campus 
since his installation as archbishop of Boston last July, Sean 
O'Malley, OFM, welcomed participants to a conference on 
clergy sexual abuse of children, cosponsored by the archdio- 
cese and Boston College's Graduate School of Social Work. 

As the opening speaker at the daylong conference, which 
focused on the treatment of victims, O'Malley related his 
own encounters with abuse survivors, beginning in the dio- 
cese of Fall River, Massachusetts, where he served as bishop 
during the 1990s. Early on, O'Malley said, he learned that 
the survivors, by then grown men and women, came from 
deeply religious homes where priests were seen as "icons of 
the transcendent." Thus, he continued, "the abuse had con- 
sequences that went beyond the damage caused by similar 
cases of abuse which did not involve clergy." 

Unlike many victims of abuse by laypersons, victims of 

clergy sexual abuse need spiritual as well as emotional heal- 
ing, O'Malley said, a point echoed by several other speakers 
at the conference, which drew about 150 people, mostly 
mental health professionals, on a morning when the mer- 
cury was hovering around zero. Wearing a hooded brown 
cassock and speaking slowly and distinctly in a soothing 
baritone, O'Malley, a thin man with wispy, slightly unruly 
hair, said that many victims have left the Church. Many 
other survivors "have sought help from their parishes but 
have found priests unwilling or ill-equipped to respond," he 
said. The archdiocese and the University will soon cospon- 
sor a second conference, O'Malley announced, aimed at 
educating priests and deacons in ministering to survivors. 
O'Malley, who since his arrival in Boston has been meet- 
ing with survivors regularly, both in groups and one-on-one, 
said the encounters have "given me the opportunity to thank 

50 WINTER 2004 

them for coming forward to help create a Church and soci- 
ety with heightened awareness of the evils of child abuse." 

The morning's next speaker, Barbara Thorp, a clinical so- 
cial worker, gave a brief history of the sexual abuse crisis in 
the archdiocese. Thorp, who directs the archdiocesan office 
of pastoral support and outreach, which works with sur- 
vivors and funds their therapy, said that an early milestone 
in the archdiocese's response came two years ago, when the 
archdiocese agreed to pay for therapy for all survivors who 
requested it, including those who were suing for damages. 
Around the same time, Thorp said, the archdiocese decided 
to locate her office in a secular office building "devoid of 
any religious symbols that might trigger re-traumatization" 
of survivors. Since then, the office has filled a wide variety 
of needs. As part of treatment, for example, one survivor 
wanted to return to the site of her abuse. The office helped 
arrange the visit, and a staff social worker accompanied the 
survivor and her therapist. Other survivors, Thorp said, 
"had been given religious objects by their abusers and didn't 
know what to do with these terrible symbols [of their abuse] , 
so they returned them to us." 

Another milestone, a sort of crisis within the crisis, said 
Thorp, came near the beginning of 2003, when lawyers de- 
fending the archdiocese in the survivors' lawsuit asked to de- 
pose a survivor's therapist. "This was a truly horrific moment 
for those of us in the office," Thorp recalled. "Early in the 
process of establishing trust, [it] set us reeling." Thorp re- 
vealed at the conference that, at the urging of her office, the 
archdiocese in the end agreed not to depose any therapists. 

Since September, when the lawsuits were settled, Thorp 
said, her office had seen a marked increase in requests for 
therapy. To date, some 400 abuse survivors and family mem- 
bers have had therapy paid for through the office. Thorp 
said she suspects that more will come forward after the 
abuse crisis moves out of the media spotlight. Between that 
and the fact that many survivors need years of treatment, 
she said her office's work is still in its "very early phase." 

IN HIS opening remarks, O'Malley, like other conference 
speakers who followed, invoked the need to listen to sur- 
vivors' stories as a crucial part of learning how to help them 
heal, and in keeping with this view, the conference featured 
two survivor panels. One panel included Bill Cratty, a long- 
time member of St. Francis Xavier Church in South Wey- 
mouth, Massachusetts, whose daughter Jeanne was sexually 
abused by a parish priest from age six to age 1 1 , during the 
1970s. Years later, said Cratty, when his daughter's memories 
of the abuse emerged in therapy, his and her mother's "first 
reaction was guilt. How could we not have known? How 
could we have trusted [the abuser] with our little daughter?" 
After the abuse was brought to light, the priest, a close fam- 
ily friend, told the media that Jeanne Cratty was unstable 

and not credible. "Jeanne felt re-victimized," her father said. 
"After that, she could no longer go to church." Bill Cratty is 
now on medication for anxiety himself, he said. 

Jeanne Cratty, who also appeared on the panel, reeled off 
a list of her symptoms, including attention deficit disorder, 
suicidal tendencies, compulsive and self-hating tendencies, 
and severe nightmares. For a period, she said, she was un- 
able to work. Survivors on a second panel also spoke of dif- 
ficulties working, along with broken families, psychiatric 
hospitalizations, and struggles with addiction. 

Survivors "deal with issues of control," said Jeanne Cratty. 
Memories of abuse, she said, bring back not only the abuse 
itself but the loss of control that accompanied it. 

Cratty described her reaction to a chance encounter with 
her abuser at a Wal-Mart store. She fled to her car, but then, 
she recalled, "I forgot how to drive. I sat in the driver's seat, 
but my feet weren't reaching the pedals." To the therapists 
in the room, she said, "You're treating adults, but you're 
treating really more than one person. You're treating their 
child, or their adolescent. Their emotional life stops" at the 
age when the abuse begins. 

AT NOON the conference, which took place in McGuinn 
121, broke for an hour, during which O'Malley repaired to 
an upstairs lounge to meet the press. Television cameras and 
still photographers crowded in as he told reporters that 
when it came to helping abuse survivors heal, the archdio- 
cese was in it for the long haul. He challenged the view that 
now that most of the lawsuits have been settled, the crisis is 
over. "The trauma and the effects are long-range," he said. 
"There is a need to try to continue services and to address 
the problems and suffering that is ongoing in people's lives." 

When a local TV reporter asked why the conference had 
focused on survivor treatment and given no attention to the 
causes of abuse, an unruffled O'Malley said the National 
Conference of Catholic Bishops is sponsoring research into 
the causes. Also, because seminaries now do psychological 
screening of candidates for the priesthood, "the situation has 
been vasdy improved," he said. Most abusive priests, he said, 
were admitted when little was known about pedophilia, and 
when "those kinds of tests were not routinely given, the way 
they . . . have been now for several years." 

Another reporter, a well-coiffed man in a navy blazer and 
striped necktie, drew some chuckles from his colleagues 
when he asked whether O'Malley 's presence at the confer- 
ence signaled "a rapprochement between the archdiocese 
and Boston College, which from time to time has been 
viewed as a cauldron of dissent." 

O'Malley, refusing to take the bait, said only that BC "has 
always been very welcoming to me, and we're happy to be 
able to work together with a Catholic institution on issues 
like this that we all share an interest in." ■ 


Tuesday's women 



"I've decided to make God the center of my life," the young 
woman told the 20 or so women seated around her holding 
coffee cups and listening attentively. She spoke quiedy, firm- 
ly, and, in the early morning stillness on campus, her words 
filled the room, a lounge in one of BC's administrative build- 
ings. "I'm a Catholic, so that is my way. But the more I learn 
about the Catholic Church the less I like it. Men won't help 
me. They say, 'Not in your lifetime, dear. Just do the best 
you can.'" Her listeners nodded, some winced. "I'm kind of 
trapped. Women do all kinds of things in the Church — pas- 
toral ministry, choir — but have no real voice." Again the 
nods. "Men aren't coming to the priesthood anymore, and 
it's men who have the power," she said, and her face grew 
taut. "This institution that I feel the need to be attached to is 
falling apart, and it doesn't really want me." 

This was the first meeting of the academic year for the 
BC group informally dubbed "The Church Women Want," 
after a book by that name published in 2002 by Elizabeth 
Johnson. The book is a collection of essays by prominent 
Catholic women (including BC theologian Colleen Grif- 
fith). A semester after the launch of BC's Church in the 2 1st 
Century initiative in the fall of 2002, the group began meet- 
ing weekly to develop programs for the initiative and, as one 
regular put it, to "make sure women's voices are heard." It 
revived a practice born in the 1980s, and resurrected episod- 
ically, of BC faculty women meeting in the early hours of 
the day to discuss gender-related issues; out of such gather- 
ings came the Women's Studies Program in 1983. Now be- 
tween 10 and 20 women meet on Tuesday mornings at 
eight; they break up just before nine, as some sweep up their 
bags and head out for the first class of the day. The women 
today range in age from seemingly late teens to mid-seven- 
ties, and they include undergraduates, graduate students, 
and faculty in a variety of disciplines, as well as staff and se- 
nior administrators. Several are nuns. 

At the first meeting last fall, each woman in the room ar- 
ticulated the issue or issues she would like to see on the table 
for discussion. Over the following months, the group con- 
sidered many of them: not only female ordination, but the 
historical traditions and distortions of history surround- 

ing women's roles in the Church; the concept of Sophia — 
"woman wisdom" — from the Old Testament, and feminine 
images of God. "What is our relationship to authority?" 
And "why do we silence ourselves?" "What keeps women 
Catholic?" And "what do we tell our kids?" Invariably the 
talk was personal, scholarly, witty, honest, and kind — a shar- 
ing of what worked to keep one in the faith and of what 
made it hard to stay ("This is what sustains me," an older 
woman said once to the group). "It doesn't have to do with 
blind loyalty," said a younger faculty member, "there's 
something peaceful in the Church, something beautiful." 
And then she related her unfulfilled search for a service 
where women are on the altar and the priest seems enlight- 
ened about the laity: "So if you see me in your parish, I'm 
just visiting. I used to stay, now I get up and walk out," she 
said, if she doesn't like what she hears. Another morning an 
undergraduate said, "My faith is not tainted by the scandals 
that are going on. But I worry about passing the Church's 
traditions on to my children regarding women." 

Sometimes women described attending unconventional 
liturgies, where, say, a complicit priest would give a one-sen- 
tence introduction then pass the privilege of delivering the 
homily to a woman. "The Church is not God," said one fac- 
ulty member, "it's a very flawed but struggling effort to me- 
diate God. Still," she went on, "while the Catholic Church 
isn't the best thing for the human race, it is the best for me." 

As part of BC's Church in the 21st Century initiative, a 
conference will be held on April 16-17, "Envisioning the 
Church Women Want." Organized by the women who meet 
on Tuesdays, it will explore "the past and future of women in 
the Catholic Church." Speakers and panelists will include 
the theologians Elizabeth Johnson of Fordham University 
and Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz of Drew University; Bishop 
Matthew Clark of Rochester, New York; Thomas Groome of 
BC's Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry; 
and Miriam Therese Winter of the Hartford Seminary. 

Anna Marie Murphy 

For more information on the upcoming conference, go to 

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Lessons of the apostles 



At 1 1 o'clock on the morning of December 6, 1999, 1 met in 
a private audience with Pope John Paul II. I had asked to see 
him for two reasons: First, I wanted to thank him for Ut 
Unum Sint: That They May Be One, the encyclical letter on 
Christian unity he had issued four years earlier; and second, 
I wanted to present him with a copy of my new book, The 
Reform of the Papacy. 

The encyclical on Christian unity is, without question, un- 
precedented and revolutionary. I don't know of another in- 
stance in history where a pope has called for a discussion by 
bishops and theologians about the exercise of the primacy of 
the pope and asked for their advice on how it could be 

But this pope explicitly writes, "The pope is a member 
of the college of bishops, and the bishops are his brothers 
in the ministry" — a statement that the papacy is not a sov- 
ereign, monarchical office whose authority is absolute and 
indivisible. In fact, he continues, the primacy of the pope 
must always be exercised in communion. It is not outside 
and above the episcopate, it is within the episcopate. So 
true is this that the Code of Canon Law and the rules gov- 
erning the election of the pope in the conclave mandate 
that if a priest is elected pope, he does not acquire the pow- 
ers of the papacy until he is ordained a bishop. (The last 
pope who was not a bishop when elected was Gregory XVI, 
in 1831.) 

In Ut Unum Sint, John Paul II points to the first millen- 
nium of the Church as a guide. And why is this period im- 
portant? Because the first thousand years saw an undivided 
Church, and yet saw nothing of the centralization of 
Church government that we know today. As the Jesuit his- 
torian John O'Malley has written, "In the first millennium, 
popes did not run the Church, nor did they claim to run the 
Church. They defined no doctrines. They wrote no encycli- 
cals. They did not convoke ecumenical councils and they 
did not preside at the councils." 

In that era, papal intervention in the wider Church was 
largely confined to causae majores — to responses to appeals 

in notable, unusual cases where there were unresolvable dif- 
ferences, such as the vigorously contested unseating of St. 
Athanasius, the fourth-century bishop of Alexandria. Popes 
also intervened when issues of heretical doctrines could not 
be resolved at the local levels of authority. They did not nor- 
mally become involved in local or regional affairs, nor did 
the episcopacy normally refer local issues to their decision. 
In the words of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, dean of the 
College of Cardinals, "The early Church did indeed know 
nothing of the Roman primacy in practice in the way in 
which the Roman Catholic theology of the second millenni- 
um has come to know it." 

IN NAMING the first millennium as a guide, John Paul II 
is saying that in the future there could be true communion 
with less centralization and intervention by Rome. But he 
also explicitly focuses on the structures of unity that existed 
at that time. There were regional synods. There were patri- 
archates and councils. The structures of unity in the first 
millennium were collegial structures, involving the partici- 
pation of the bishops. And though they were not indepen- 
dent, they functioned with a degree of autonomy. Their 
autonomy existed within the framework of communion — a 
communion among the bishops and the churches of a re- 
gion, communion with all the other churches and with the 
bishop of Rome. 

The German historian of the primacy Klaus Schatz, SJ, 
points out that even though the pope was not involved in 
the normal life of other churches in the first millennium, 
Rome increasingly became regarded as the center of their 
communion. Though communion did not mean centraliza- 
tion as we now know it, there was a developing conviction 
that crises of faith could not be resolved apart from the 
judgment of Rome and that ecumenical councils could not 
be considered definitive without Rome's concurrence. And 
so even when John Paul II holds up the first millennium, it 
is with the steady insistence that papal primacy cannot be 
the primacy of a figurehead. 


OF COURSE, the notions of less Church centralization 
and of a papal primacy embedded in and functioning within 
the college of bishops inevitably stir objections in certain 
quarters. Such ideas, it is argued, are contrary to the teach- 
ing of the First Vatican Council (1869-70). To give a sense 
of how plausible this argument is, here are the words of 
Vatican I: "If anyone says that the Roman Pontiff has mere- 
ly an office of supervision and guidance and not the supreme 
and full power of jurisdiction over the whole Church, or 
that this power of his is not ordinary and immediate, both 
over all and each of the churches and over all and each of the 
pastors and faithful, let him be anathema." 

Well, that would appear to end discussion of a truly col- 
legial exercise of the primacy. But if we are not to be funda- 
mentalists — and, addressing a different topic, in 1993 the 
Pontifical Biblical Commission called fundamentalism "a 
kind of intellectual suicide" — then we have to take into ac- 
count the language, the historical circumstances, and the in- 
tention of those who formulated such a teaching. We must 
go to the Acts of the Council. 

The Acts are the minutes of what took place at Vatican I, 
and they show that a fair number of bishops got up on the 
floor and objected to calling the pope's jurisdiction ordinary. 
They objected, they said, because it would mean that the 
pope could intervene on a routine basis in the affairs of all 

lar flocks which have been assigned to them." In other 
words, the jurisdictional power of the pope does not elimi- 
nate, or dilute, the jurisdictional power of the bishops, nor 
does it exclude the bishops' collegiality. 

A striking historical clarification of this came about when 
the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck wrote an in- 
struction to his diplomats after Vatican I, saying that Pius FX 
had taken over all the powers of the bishops. When 
Bismarck's missive became public, the German bishops im- 
mediately issued a vigorous public statement denying the 
claim: "We can decisively refute the statement that the bish- 
ops have become, because of Vatican I, mere papal func- 
tionaries. According to the teaching of the Catholic Church, 
the pope is bishop of Rome. He is not bishop of any other 
city, or diocese. The pope is not bishop of Cologne or of 
Breslau." These bishops had been present at the council. 
What's more, on two separate occasions Pius FX, in a very 
emphatic and public way, endorsed the interpretation of the 
German bishops, thanking them for speaking up, and con- 
gratulating them, saying that their statement expressed the 
true and real meaning of the Vatican Council. 

Popes Paul VI and John Paul II developed these ideas 
further. At a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, in the presence of 
the patriarch of Constantinople, John Paul II said: "The 
Second Vatican Council asked that in efforts to reestablish 


the dioceses of the world. The commission responsible for 
writing the council documents listened, and then, on the 
floor of the council, as recorded in the Acts, replied: "The 
word, 'ordinary,' is not meant to be understood in its every- 
day meaning. It is meant to be understood in the way it is 
used in canon law." In canon law, 'ordinary' refers to a 
power that goes with and is attached to an office and is not 
delegated by someone else. It does not mean that the power 
is used often or on a daily basis. 

According to Vatican Council I, then, the pope has ordi- 
nary jurisdiction, but this does not mean that he must exer- 
cise a centralized government in all parts of the Church. It 
means that he has the power to intervene if and when cir- 
cumstances call for it. That's what we saw in the first mil- 

Here are the explicit words of the council's text: "This 
power of the supreme Pontiff by no means detracts from 
that ordinary and immediate power of episcopal jurisdiction 
by which bishops tend and govern individually the particu- 

full communion with the eastern churches, particular con- 
sideration should be given to the character of the relations 
which obtained between those churches and Rome before 
the separation." In other words, particular attention should 
be given to the first millennium. "These relations," the pope 
said, "fully respected the power of these churches to govern 
themselves, according to their own disciplines. I want to as- 
sure you that the See of Rome wishes to respect fully this 
tradition of the Eastern Church." Communion does not 
mean absorption. 

SIDE BY SIDE with the search for unity among all 
Christians, of course, is the continuing dissatisfaction inside 
the Catholic Church with the extent of Roman centraliza- 
tion, and a corresponding desire for greater collegiality. The 
formula that Paul VI and John Paul II put forward for rela- 
tions with the Eastern Church — communion without ab- 
sorption — could very well apply inside the Catholic Church, 
as well. 

54 WINTER 2004 

From a ninth-century manuscript, Latin Gospels, the apostles at the "Glorification of Jesus Christ" 

The idea of collegiality, present over 100 years ago at 
Vatican Council I, and more fully developed 40 years ago in 
Vatican Council II, still meets resistance. "The Church is 
not a democracy," is how opposition is often expressed. The 
Church, indeed, is not a democracy, but it is a communion. 

I was present at the historic meeting of Pope John Paul 
II with the bishops of Latin America at Puebla, Mexico, in 
1979. One of the points the pope made strongly on that oc- 
casion was that the Church does not need to turn to com- 
munist doctrines for inspiration for her social involvement. 
The basis of the social teaching of the Church, the pope 
said, is already found in divine revelation, in the Book of 
Genesis, where the dignity of man and woman is rooted in 
the fact of the creation by God. In a similar way, the Church 
does not need recourse to political democracy to ground 
ideas and structures of collegiality. As most theologians 
agree, communion is the underlying idea of the Second 
Vatican Council. And as Francis A. Sullivan, SJ, pointed out 
in an article in 2001 in America, the essence of communion 

is participation. The Church is the body of Christ and, ac- 
cording to scriptural teaching, the head may not say to the 
feet, I do not need you. Every part of the body contributes 
in an active and participative way to the whole. 

A STRUCTURE for advancing the collegiality of the bish- 
ops that is being talked about and written about increasingly 
is the patriarchate. This was a Church entity that developed 
gradually in the first millennium. It typically encompassed a 
large region, and at its head was a bishop from a principle 
city. He was responsible for gathering the region's bishops 
together from time to time for debate and discussion, but he 
also had the authority with his synod to approve their ap- 
pointment and removal, to create new dioceses, to deal, in 
sum, with all the normal affairs of Church life. In the idea 
being put forward now, North and South America would 
form one patriarchate, Africa perhaps another, and so on. 

In this era of rapid and constant change, it is easy to rec- 
ognize the near or utter impossibility of Rome's under- 


staffed congregations dealing effectively with all Church is- 
sues emanating from the world's diverse continents and cul- 
tures. To offer just one example: In Finland, which has one 
bishop and seven or eight priests for 7,000 Catholics, the 
bishop tried for years to get a Mass book, a sacramentary, 
approved in the Finnish language. But there was nobody in 
the Vatican who knew the language. Finally, an approved 
sacramentary arrived from Rome; the bishop later found out 
that the work had been given to a German priest, despite the 
fact that the languages are far apart. 

Naturally, the creation of patriarchates would have to be 
understood within the framework of communion, and we 
must not forget that the mark of communion is communion 
with Rome. Care would have to be taken to avoid the risk of 
developing national and schismatic churches — one reason 
why patriarchates' boundaries should not be identical with 
single nations, but rather with several, as continents are. 

Another proposal for creating a more effective collegial- 
ity of the episcopate was made on the floor of the Second 
Vatican Council by the eastern Catholic patriarch Maximos 
Saigh. He called for the establishment of a permanent synod 
made up of bishops from various parts of the world, elected 
by episcopal conference. The bishops' terms would be lim- 
ited — three to five years, perhaps. 

In addition, Patriarch Maximos proposed periodic syn- 
ods, which a larger number of bishops favored and which 
Pope Paul VI did in fact establish. But in the opinion of 
many bishops around the world these sessions are not great- 
ly effective. 

The permanent synod, as Patriarch Maximos conceived 
it — elected by the bishops with perhaps a certain minority of 
members appointed by the pope — would always be at the 
pope's side to deliberate the major issues of Church life. It 
would be superior to the Roman curia, which would be an 
administrative, not a governing, body. 

In words even more valid today than they were in 1963 
when he said them, Patriarch Maximos explained: "The 
Holy Father, no more than any other person in the world, 
whatever his talents, can not govern an institution as large 
as the universal Church just with the assistance of his own 
staff and bureaucracy. This point is certainly in line with the 
Gospel because if the Church has been entrusted in a spe- 
cial way to Peter and his successors, it has also been en- 
trusted to the apostles and their successors. But if the 
government of the universal Church is given to the pope's 
staff, the common good will surely suffer." 

The idea of new patriarchates and the notion of a perma- 
nent papal synod are rooted in Church history and Church 
doctrine. But we live in a global world, with instant commu- 
nication — isn't centralization necessary now more than it 
ever was before? 

Ironically, a notable 20th-century support for this view 

was evidenced when Pope John XXIII used his authority to 
call the Second Vatican Council. If the pope had sent out a 
letter consulting the bishops of the world about whether to 
hold a council, they would have said, no, you're the pope, 
we don't need a council. If he had consulted the priests of 
the world, they'd have said, well, that's none of our business. 
If he had consulted the laypeople of the world, they would 
have said, we don't know what a council is, and it's not for 
us to get into such questions. But if there had been no coun- 
cil at that late hour in the world's cultural shift, the Church 
would be in a greater state of disarray than it is today. We 
would have no map, no way of going through the difficulties 
that we encounter in our time. 

And so neither of the proposals for collegiality that I've 
described — the patriarchates, the permanent synod — chal- 
lenge the idea that papal primacy is important and neces- 
sary. The issue, as John Paul II himself has identified it, lies 
in how the primacy of the pope is exercised. 

It is evident that there is agreement by the pope, by the 
world episcopate, by many eastern orthodox, and by other 
Christians that the doctrine and the historical existence of 
papal primacy is not an obstacle to unity. So why don't we 
have visible unity and communion? I think it is because 
Rome, in practice, intensifies its centralizing policies, out 
of a great fear of schism, a great fear of the development of 
national churches and of the disintegration of Church 

The search for Christian unity will depend in large part 
on embracing the authentic teaching of Vatican I and on 
accepting the legitimate development of that teaching, in 
terms of collegiality and structures of participation, achieved 
in Vatican II. But let us face the fact that neither structures 
nor laws can be effective by themselves. 

When we believers confront these issues of the Church, 
we must do so in faith. And in that faith I call up words writ- 
ten by Pope Gregory the Great in the sixth century, when 
the Church was suffering terrible disarray and conflict be- 
cause of the collapse of the Roman Empire. Amidst starva- 
tion, social disorder, lack of communication, Gregory 
wrote: "Dawn changes imperceptibly from darkness to light. 
And so the Church is called dawn. . . . She opens gradually 
to the splendor of heavenly brightness in the way that dawn 
yields to day. . . . And are not all of us who follow the truth 
in this life daybreak and dawn?" 

Archbishop John Quinn was ordained a priest in 1953. He be- 
came auxiliary bishop of San Diego in 1967, bishop of Oklahoma 
City in 1971, and was named an archbishop a year later. From 
1977 until his retirement in 1995, Quinn served as archbishop of 
San Francisco. His article is drawn from a talk delivered at 
Boston College's Lonergan Institute on December 4. The complete 
lecture may be viewed at 

56 WINTER 2004 


Puttin' on the puddin' 

Restaurateur Mary-Catherine Deibel NC'72 

"It used to be a big deal to go to a restaurant," says Mary- 
Catherine Deibel. But at today's pace, "between takeout and 
going out," she observes, it rarely seems a special occasion. 
UpStairs on the Square, the Cambridge, Massachusetts, 
restaurant Deibel co-owns with Deborah Hughes, counters 
with a roster of award-winning chefs, a unique decor (de- 
scribed variously by critics as "a throwback to 1940s glam- 
our" and "a Barbie bordello"), and a personal approach so 
thorough the reservation system includes notes like "had 
wedding here, two kids, remind MCD to say hello." 

Deibel is known locally with her business partner ("I have 
two life partners, my husband and Deborah — and I proba- 
bly spend more time with Deborah") for their first venture, 
UpStairs at the Pudding, which prospered for nearly 20 
years before losing its lease in 2001. In December 2002, 
they reopened in a vacated theater with a space for "casual 
haute cuisine" and the fancier Soiree Room two flights up. 

Officially, Hughes — who was the chef at the first 
UpStairs — oversees kitchen matters, and Deibel focuses on 
public relations and hospitality, although the line between 

the two women's roles gradually has blurred, Deibel says. 
Between meals, Deibel has what resembles an office job, 
with morning e-mails and afternoon meetings. During 
mealtimes, she mingles and smooths the day's wrinkles: an 
impatient party of six, an incognito critic, a query about the 
bitter green, trevisano, served charred atop the duck salad. 
While a student at Newton College, Deibel supported 
herself waiting tables at Peasant Stock, a Somerville eatery 
owned by her theology professor, Jerry Pierce '64. "Even if I 
was doing the dishes I'd always sneak out to see who was 
there and to make sure the candles were lit," she says. Deibel 
worked there for 14 years, while pursuing graduate stud- 
ies in English and an initial career managing classical music 
groups. A pile of New Yorker rejections at home testifies to 
that era, as does a cello that has hardly left its case since 
Deibel turned 3 1 . That was the year she and Hughes pulled 
together a modest amount of capital, scouted locations 
around town until they saw a high-ceilinged space that cried 
out to be a dining room, and set their tables for the first time. 

Nicole Estva?iik 


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