John Cawthorne Delivers his Final Lecture to Students

Last night John CawthorneJohn Cawthorne, associate undergraduate dean of the Lynch School of Education (LSOE), better known to those who roam the hallowed halls of Campion as John, delivered his final lecture to a Fulton 511 packed with Lynch School students and non-Lynch students alike.

The event was sponsored by the LSOE Undergraduate Senate. Over 200 students were in attendance.

Cawthorne has been affiliated with Boston College since 1988, when he began in the Lynch School as a researcher. He was a research professor for two years before assuming his current position as dean in 1995.

Robyn Antonucci and Alyssa Rosenfeld, co-presidents of LSOE Senate and both LSOE ’11, began the evening by welcoming everyone and thanking the audience for coming. Rosenfeld gave a brief overview of Cawthorne’s achievements, including graduating from Harvard and being the former vice president of the Urban League, a civil rights organization dedicated to elevating the standard of living in traditionally underserved urban neighborhoods.

Antonucci then introduced Cawthorne who was greeted with enthusiastic applause.

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Last Lecture Given by Atypical Speaker

When asked wKarl Bellhy AID has decided to go against the grain recently, Garber said it was not in any effort to change the profile of the lectures, but simply because they decided by branching out they would be able to provide more unique experiences to students.

“Karl Bell is obviously not planning on retiring any time soon, but we felt he would make a wonderful lecturer because he is energetic, charismatic, and has led a full life with many different experiences,” she said. “Riley’s lecture was focused on the BC senior class of 2010 because they had just closed a chapter of their lives. They were in a pivotal moment and able to bring unique perspective to current undergraduates looking back on their own experiences. The age of our Lecturers is irrelevant to us.”

Martin also echoed similar sentiments regarding the provision of distinct experiences to BC students. “We have a unique experience every time. We always have very different professors as we’ve intentionally selected people that have come from different places in the background, life, and career. Now, we are doing different viewpoints.”

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BC Law Student Awarded AALAM Scholarship

Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that second-year law student H. Will Mak was awarded the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM) 2011 Scholarship. He was presented with the award at the AALAM Annual Banquet in April.

AALAM is a non-profit organization of over 250 Asian American lawyers, judges, and law professors.

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A Warm ‘Thanks’ from the University

After more tPresident William P. Leahy, SJhan three months of being inundated by snow, ice, winds and rain, last week Boston College Facilities Services employees were showered with praise.

“I am very appreciative of the work that you did to keep Boston College operating in the midst of a very tough winter,” University President William P. Leahy, SJ, told a team of workers who were honored last Thursday for their herculean efforts in battling this past winter’s record-setting snow fall.

From Dec. 21 through April 1, BC’s foul-weather crews took on 14 storms that together dumped almost eight feet of snow on the University’s three campuses.

“We could not have functioned this winter without all of you. We have this occasion to say ‘thank you’ and how much we appreciate the long hours and effort that you put forth.”

Vice President of Facilities Daniel Bourque echoed Fr. Leahy’s thanks. “Across the whole University, people have recognized your effort,” he told the 100 workers who attended the afternoon reception and buffet.

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Six to Remember: Kristin Borrero

Academic Kristin Borreroexcellence. Involvement in campus life. Dedication to service. These members of the Class of 2011 exemplify what’s best about BC.

Kristin Borrero

Hometown: Westford, Mass.

Major: Finance, minor in philosophy

Notable Activities/Achievements: Teaching assistant, Carroll School of Management Portico program; president of the Student Consulting Team; co-president of Management Consulting Club; Jenks Leadership Program; member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honor society, and Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society; completed 2011 Boston Marathon to raise funds for the Boston College Campus School.

Post-Graduation Plans: consultant, LEK Consulting, Boston. Accepted to Harvard Business School in 2013 under the 2+2 program.

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Six to Remember: Matt DeLuca

 Matt DeLucaAcademic excellence. Involvement in campus life. Dedication to service. These members of the Class of 2011 exemplify what’s best about BC.

Matt DeLuca

Hometown:  Chatham, NJ

Major: English, minor in philosophy

Notable Activities/Achievements: Editor-in-chief of The Heights, the independent student newspaper of Boston College; Research Assistant, English Department and Office of Marketing Communications; jazz guitarist in the BC musical, “The Last Five Years.”

Post-Graduation Plans: Writing internship at Inc. magazine, New York City.

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Six to Remember: Stephanie Fernandes

Academic excellenStephanie Fernandesce. Involvement in campus life. Dedication to service. These members of the Class of 2011 exemplify what’s best about BC.

Stephanie Fernandes

Hometown: Steubenville, Ohio

Major: Communication, minor in philosophy

Notable Activities/Achievements: Screaming Eagles Marching Band; University Chorale; Liturgy Arts Group; Salt & Light; Order of the Cross and Crown; president of Lambda Pi Eta (honor society for communication students); elected to Phi Beta Kappa; top GPA for BC communication major.

Post-graduation Plans: Has internship with National Disability Rights Network. Plans to attend law school in the fall, and specialize in education law and child advocacy.

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