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Heading west 

ne Monday morning Somewhere on the Mass Pike, I asked Adam 

O last July, I rose at 4 a.m. 
to drive my older boy 
and his best friend to western 
Massachusetts where they were 
going to spend two weeks in an 
instructional program for jazz 

I have sat upright into four in 
the morning on many occasions, but for Adam and Jake this 
was a near first in their combined 34 years on the planet, 
and they moved with the caution of housebreakers as they 
collected music books, toothbrushes, bedding and suit- 
cases full of T-shirts bearing the likenesses of Charlie 
Parker et al. 

The drive took more than two hours. Jake, a trumpet 
player with a goatee, sat in the backseat hugging a bed 
pillow and sleeping. My son, a beardless piano player, sat 
beside me, mostly in silence. For nearly three years now, 
silence has been his general practice while in my vicinity, 
and though I haven't quite gotten used to it and await with 
a Laplander's patient anticipation the inevitable day when 
the ice shifts and waters flow again, I also understand (and 
so does he) that there are worse things a 17-year-old boy 
can do to his father than to withhold words. 

The boys and I did speak twice during the drive. Some- 
where on the Mass Pike between Leominster and eternity, 
I asked Adam if he had any chewing gum, and he replied 
that he had only one stick left. A moment later, however, 
something stirred deep in the magma, the permafrost 
cracked for an instant, and Adam fished the gum from his 
jeans pocket and held it out to me. 

Later I stopped at a rest area and returned to the car with 
a paper cup of Roy Rogers coffee that was so weak and so 
bitter at the same time that it spurred me to launch my 
side of a conversation about the inverse relationship be- 
tween monopolistic power (the Roy Rogers concession) 
and product quality. Adam did not say a word in reply. Jake, 
however, awoke and asked where we were, and I was 
pleased to answer him. 

Nearing Amherst, I stopped at a diner for breakfast. While 
we were waiting to be served, Adam and Jake talked quietly, 

if he had any chewing gum, and he replied 

that he had only one stick left. A moment 

later, however, the permafrost cracked, and 

he fished the gum from his jeans pocket 

and held it out to me. 

and a group of old folks wan- 
dered in from the motel across 
the road. The men in shorts to 
their knees, the women in print 
dresses or poly slacks, they took 
over several long tables, asked 
for black coffee and seemed 
happy and eager in one another's 
company, like people who have 
met again after a long separation. I told Adam and Jake that 
these were their fellow students in the jazz program. They 
smiled politely and returned to their conversation, and I got 
up and went to ask the woman at the register for directions 
to the University of Massachusetts campus. 

UMass turned out to look like a piece of Orlando, 
Florida, that had been tricked out in red brick and dropped 
into a New England cornfield. Over the next hour, I got lost 
twice, learned that Adam had left his contact lenses at 
home, finally found the right dorm, helped the boys carry 
their luggage to their room, and accompanied them on a 
brief review of toilets, showers, lounges, dining options 
and, my heart pounding, the women's floor below. This 
accomplished, I offered to convey them to the arts center so 
they could register for their program. Adam said it was just 
a short walk from the dorm, and they didn't need a ride. 
I said it wasn't a short walk, and the weather had turned hot. 
As it happened, I was right on both counts, but I made no 
mention of it. When we reached the arts center, Adam and 
Jake got on line with the other program participants, and I 
stood slightly off line, like the chauffeur I was, until I 
received the set of signals from Adam that I have come to 
know well. It's a drifting away by small steps and then a half- 
turn of the shoulders. It says: "I may need you for food, 
shelter, clothing, long-distance driving and music lessons 
(to say nothing of love), but that's all circumstance, and I 
wonder, and so would any perceptive cop or parole officer, 
why someone your age is following me around like this." 
So I tapped both boys on the shoulder (for propriety's 
sake, Adam no harder than Jake), wished them well, took a 
drive through Amherst proper to see if it looked like Emily 
Dickinson's place (it didn't) and drove the two hours home, 
mildly aching most of the way. 

Our story on necessary journeys begins on page 26. 

Ben Birnbaum 







by Bruce Morgan 

With his icons, William McNichols, SJ, aims to break 

your heart. 

26 Journeys 


by Simone Poirier-Bures NC '65 
A turning point, revisited. 


by Judith Silva Nee 
The mother's tale. 


by Lucius T. Outlaw, Jr., Ph.D. '72 
The road from Starkville. 



3 LINDEN LANE: In the mood. Caned and able. Math high. 
Played out. Joint venture. The fire this time. 

43 Q & A: Ethicist Lisa Cahill on reproductive technology 


49 WORKS & DAYS: Hot-line volunteer Rebecca Weaver '98 

ALUMNOTES (follows page 24) 

COVER photograph ©1997 Linda Connor/SIVANSTOCK 


WINTER 1997 


Ben Birnbaum 


Charlotte Bruce Harvey 


Bruce Morgan 


John Ombelets 


David B. Williams 


Susan Callaghan 


Gary Gilbert 


Lee Pellegrini 


Pat Mahoney 

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Like Martha Nussbaum ["Mis- 
sion statements: Marley's bur- 
den," Fall 1996], I view Catholic 
education from the perspective 
of an outsider, but one who has 
experienced a values-oriented 
education in which religion and 
pluralism were part of daily life. 
Each of the three inauguration 
essays provokes thought about 
educational values we all should 
consider regardless of affiliation. 
If Catholic universities can main- 
tain their unique identity and 
avoid drifting from their core 
values, as Peter Steinfels ["Just 
say no"] suggests that Presby- 
terian institutions have, they will 
remain welcoming beacons in a 
world too devoted to self. 

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 


Like many alumni, I was sick- 
ened by the gambling done by 
BC football players ["Poor risk," 
Fall 1996]. I do not blame BC, 
Coach Henning or others in- 
volved with the football program. 
The players are fully responsible 
for their choices and deserve swift 
and serious consequences. 

As deep as my frustrations 
are with the players, I am more 
disturbed by the actions of the 
adults who created the conse- 
quences for those actions. I do 
not understand why stronger, 
swifter action was not taken. Stu- 
dents who bet against BC should 
be expelled. The others should 
be banned from playing any 
sport — if they deserve to stay at 
all. Suspension from the game of 
football itself does not seem to 
be a just response. 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania 

Editor's note: Decisions on sanc- 
tions were delayed until law 
enforcement agencies had com- 
pleted their investigations. See 
"Played out," page 8. 

We appreciated the wit, wisdom 
but, above all, the civility of 
"Judgment week" in offering an 
assessment of how betting by 
and on BC athletes has tarnished 
the University community. As 
high as the stakes are in terms of 
dollars, gambling is even more 
serious business in moral terms. 
So when the University imposed 
stiff penalities on athletes who 
had bet and on student bookies 
who had placed those (and many 
other) bets, this subsequent 
"judgment week" was also nec- 
essary and justified. 

By contrast, the rush to 
judgment and harsh language 
expressed in commercial media 
coverage was often needlessly 
cruel. Like the BC "administra- 
tor" who wrote this response, we 
have sons who are young men, 
and we have been taught the 
same lesson by the experience, 
that in trying to correct and 
improve their powers of moral 
discernment "patient" judgment 
is the sort most necessary for it is 
ultimately most just. Moreover, 
we are teachers, one of us at BC, 
and this experience has affirmed 
the Christian wisdom that sub- 
stituting condemnation for judg- 
ment is always a bad bet. 

Newton, Massachusetts 

I was disappointed and annoyed 
by "Judgment week." While the 
author's message that we should 
chill out and deal with the scan- 
dal has some value, that value is 
scant, especially for those who 
have been waiting for some offi- 
cial word on what happened and 

what will happen. I would have 
much preferred that the one- 
page piece "Poor risk" had been 
extended to occupy the space 
wasted on the other article. I just 
sent my check to the Fides Soci- 
ety. It could easily be the last I 
send if the information coming 
from other administrators of the 
University is as flip and smug as 
that in the article you published. 

Hinsdale, Illinois 

women's work 

I was glad to see momentum for 
the National Association of 
Women in Catholic Higher Edu- 
cation ["Listen up," Fall 1996] 
building at BC. BC's women 
faculty and administrators need 
to stand tall and challenge the 
Jesuits at their own challenge. 

Cleveland, Ohio 


All Ben Birnbaum's Prologues 
are great, but his last ["Day of the 
freshmen," Fall 1996] touched 
me. Perhaps in a wondrously 
perfect world we'll all "do fine." 

Sioux City, Iowa 


In "Measuring up: The Monan 
era" (Summer 1996), library 
volumes should have been listed 
at718,000in 1972, not 173,000. 
Also, the percentage of New 
England freshmen in 1972 was 
67, not 93, percent, as reported. 

BCM welcomes letters from readers. 
To be published, letters must be signed, 
and they may be edited for style, length 
and clarity. Our e-mail address is 



Roll-back-the-rug time — the BC Sharps perform at Breaking the Barriers. 

In the mood 


An administrator writes: The Breaking the Barri- 
ers Ball — the only student party to which faculty 
and staff are also invited — took place in the great 
hall at O'Connell House on a Friday evening in 
December. It was the 10th annual but only my 
second, which is why I didn't know that the stu- 
dents were serious when they claimed 6 p.m. as 
their start time. I had gone home after work to kiss 
my wife and children, argue with my children and 
eat dinner, and by 7:30, when I got to O'Connell 
House, the crowd was fully formed, the air redo- 
lent of perfume and fried chicken fingers, and the 
featured student a cappella groups — Sharps, 
Acoustics, Bostonians and Heightsmen — had 
already sung and gone, a major disappointment, 
since a cappella singing happens to be my favorite 

pop-culture trend after the decline of entrees 
decorated with kiwi fruit. 

Consoling myself with a soft drink, I leaned 
against a wall and tried to take the measure of the 
party. This was not easy to do. Built on the model 
of a country manor in Wales, O'Connell House is 
a rich Tudor confection, and its great hall is a boxy 
space replete with dark paneling, a cantilevered 
balcony that circles the room like bad news, and 
wall sconces that offer the kind of light that made 
Jack the Ripper possible. 

Eventually, however, my eyes did adjust to the 
imported Welsh gloom, and I was able to note: (1) 
that a young man standing nearby in a houndstooth 
sports coat with good room for growth in the 
shoulders was wearing a Gucci necktie that I had 



It's a party that generously testifies to the faith 
that this is a university where students and those 
employed to educate them will eat chicken fingers 
out of the same hotplate while talking of baseball 
or Nietzsche and swaying to "April in Paris." 

recently admired in Filene's Basement ($27.50, marked 
down from $75) and (2) that of the 100 or so female 
students in the room, 96 or so wore black cocktail dresses, 
while of the 1 00 or so male students, an equally impressive 
proportion wore blue blazers. Within this crowd, more- 
over, was a score of skirted and suited and Roman-collared 
faculty and administrators, some earnestly working the 
room and others standing and talking among themselves as 
they would at any party. 

Then the 23 musicians of BC Bop, in white shirts and 
black bow ties, bent over their music stands and slipped 
into "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me," their faces and 
golden instruments glowing in the light of the small lamps 
clipped to their music stands. Out where light gave way to 
Cardiff, the students gathered around the big band in a 
semicircle. Swaying gently and popping fingers, they pre- 
sented, thanks to their costumes and the dim light, a nearly 
black-and-white panorama suitable for a Life magazine 
photograph circa 1952, titled, "When Harvard Meets 
Radcliffe on Saturday Night, It's Roll Back the RugTime." 

There's no other way to put it. Breaking the Barri- 
ers is a sweet event. It is high-minded, sentimen- 
tal, old-fashioned, and, despite ample evidence of 
decolletage, strangely innocent. Everyone in attendance is 
scrubbed and groomed ("These kids clean up real good," I 
heard one faculty member mock marvel to another). The 
entertainment is homegrown and presented with the 
generous spirit of a front-porch production by Judy and 
Mickey. A door charge raises money for the Carol DiMaiti 
Stuart Foundation, which funds college scholarships for 
Boston kids. Alcohol is inconsequential and nearly invis- 
ible, served in an over-21-only room where the drinker 
must consume his wine or beer before leaving, like a pa- 
tient receiving methadone at the state clinic. And finally 
Breaking the Barriers is a party that generously testifies to 
a central BC belief, a tenet that stirs the old boys' stories as 
well as the current admission bulletin's prose, the faith that 
this is one of those universities where students and those 
employed to educate them will have the opportunity to eat 
chicken fingers out of the same hotplate while talking of 
baseball or Nietzsche and swaying to "April in Paris." 

I spent two hours at the ball. 

I watched five girls chant "woo-woo" every time BC 
Bop's lead trombone player took a solo, and him blush in 
response. I fell into conversation with a young man who 
told me a few things about a thesis he was writing on a 
peasant rebellion in Mexico in the 1920s and would have 
been glad to tell me more. I talked with one of the ball's 
organizers, who was proud that she had chosen to wear a 
red dress. I passed Fr. Leahy in a clot of students, one of 
whom was earnestly telling the president about an eight- 
day religious retreat that he'd made. I told a young man 
that Carol DiMaiti Stuart was a BC graduate murdered by 
her husband one night in 1 989 after they had left a birthing 
class, and I saw in his eyes that he was trying to be polite and 
not doubt me. I watched some students bravely assay the 
Charleston to an up-tempo "Miss Otis Regrets," while 
others nearby did something that looked like the Twist. 
("Twenties, sixties — it's all the same if you were born in 
1975," a fellow administrator mourned alongside me.) I 
ran into a young woman I know and offered to introduce 
her to Fr. Leahy, only realizing as we approached the 
president that I couldn't for the life of me remember her 
name, though I did recall that she was a senior majoring in 
communications. She was, as it turned out, a junior major- 
ing in English. I melted back into the Welsh twilight. 

I left the great hall after BC Bop's encore romp through 
"In the Mood" but before the disc jockeys began running 
their dance tapes. I had watched them set up enormous 
speakers on the balcony, and it looked ominous. Some of my 
fellow adults stayed, but I was not so brave. On my way 
out I ran into a colleague and we fell into work-talk. A few 
minutes later, the speakers in the great hall burst forth with 
Frankie Valle's "Oh, What a Night!" My friend frowned. 
"I hated it back then and I hate it now," he said. 

We left. I handed my ticket to the suited young man at 
the coat-check table, and he darted the two feet to the rack 
and energetically flicked the coats one way and another and 
darted back and offered me my trenchcoat. That's when it 
dawned on me that Breaking the Barriers is the grown-up 
dance to which Mom and Dad come, not as chaperones, 
but as the kids' invited guests. It's the Mother's Day 
breakfast carried in on a tray, the lawn mowed without 
anyone having asked, the younger hand proferring the new 
credit card across the restaurant table. As I walked toward 
my car, "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" following 
me through the still Newton night, I wondered if this was 
what the young woman whose name I couldn't remember 
had meant when I asked her what she liked about Breaking 
the Barriers. "It's just special," she said and seemed unable 
to say any more but glad I had asked. 

4 BOSTON COLL] (.!■ \1 \(, VZINE 


An artist's rendering of the Student Center as seen from the corner of Hammond and Beacon streets. 


BC files suit after Newton vetoes Middle Campus Project 

Boston College has filed a law- 
suit appealing the Newton 
Board of Aldermen's decision to 
deny a special permit for the Uni- 
versity's Middle Campus Project. 
The suit was filed on October 

23 in the state Land Court, two 
days after the University's pro- 
posal failed to win approval from 
the aldermen. Thirteen of the 

24 members voted in favor of 
the project — which entails con- 
struction of a new student center 
and humanities building and 
replacement of McElroy Com- 
mons — but it fell short of the 
two-thirds majority (16 votes) 
required for passage. The project 
was presented to the aldermen 
with a positive recommendation 
from the board's Land Use 

The lawsuit challenges the 
board's decision as "arbitrary 
and capricious" and further 
challenges the validity of the 
Newton zoning ordinance as it 
applies to the Middle Campus 

Last week's vote followed 
months of discussion concern- 

ing the proposal among Univer- 
sity, city and neighborhood rep- 
resentatives. Boston College 
administrators said the Univer- 
sity would now pursue other av- 
enues to gain clearance for the 
project, which they said was 
designed so it would best serve 
the University community. The 
project would also benefit the 
City of Newton and the neigh- 
borhoods adjacent to the cam- 
pus, they added, and changes 
were made to the project's de- 
sign in response to neighbors' 

Traffic patterns and delivery 
areas were redesigned and a foot- 
bridge was added to the Upper 
Campus plans, for example, to 
minimize any possible conges- 
tion and ensure safety on Bea- 
con Street, Hammond Street and 
College Road. The University 
made assurances that no events 
would be held at the new facility 
for which tickets would be sold 
to the general public, and that 
Middle Campus parking would 
be available for evening visitors. 
Boston College also extended an 

offer not to build institutional 
buildings on the BC property 
south of Beacon Street, adjacent 
to Hammond Street, for 1 5 years. 

"It was a disappointing re- 
sult," said Vice President for 
AdministrationJohnT. Driscoll. 
"We felt we had worked hard to 
address all reasonable concerns 
of the city and the neighbors 
regarding our proposal. At the 
same time, we are committed to 
the program described in the 
Middle Campus Project. It an- 
swers a great need for faculty 
and student offices, meeting 
rooms and classrooms. 

"Obviously, we were hoping 
to have a favorable resolution of 
these issues with the Board of 
Aldermen," Driscoll continued. 
"Unfortunately, it would appear 
that this decision makes that 
unlikely at this point." 

Associate Counsel Joseph 
Herlihy said the University's 
prospects in Land Court are 
strong. "We are confident that 
we can establish and prove the 
allegations we make in the com- 
plaint," he said. 


The committee responsible for 
implementing the goals of the 
University Academic Planning 
Council announced this fall that it 
has formed task forces to work 
toward four strategic goals: 

♦ Increasing the number of 
undergraduates taught by full-time 

♦ Selectively increasing financial 
support to attract superior 
graduate and professional 

♦ Providing teaching loads and 
research support competitive with 
those at peer institutions, in an 
effort to retain top research 
faculty, and 

♦ Raising graduate and 
professional programs to higher 
levels of academic prominence. 


A member of the Law School 
faculty has been named one of 12 
visiting fellows at All Souls College 
at Oxford University for the first 
half of 1997. Sanford Katz, the 
author of hundreds of articles and 
a major text book on family law, 
will spend his British sojourn 
researching the English legal idea 
of wardship as compared with 
adoption. Katz has written federal 
statutes on adoption and 
termination of parental rights and 
is viewed as the architect of 
subsidized adoption, a program 
that provides public funds to 
individuals who adopt children 
with special care needs. 


Richard A. 
Blake, SJ, has 
been named 
the Thomas I. 
Casson, SJ, 
Professor for 
the 1996-97 
and 1997-98 
years. Film critic for the Jesuit 
magazine America since 1971, Fr. 
Blake is the author of books on 
Ingmar Bergman and Woody Allen 
and on American movies. He will 
teach the history of American film, 
from silent movies to the studio 
era. Reserved for Jesuit scholars, 
the Gasson chair is the Univer- 
sity's oldest fully endowed 
professorship, funded by the BC 
Jesuit Community in 1975. 





Singapore excels and the United States gets a passing grade 
in an international math and science study 

The first and most obvious 
question — one that would 
momentarily perturb readers and 
viewers of countless news stories 
around the globe over the next 
24 hours — was posed by a local 
TV reporter who stepped to the 
microphone in the Shea Room 
of Conte Forum: "What is going 
on in Singapore?" she asked 

What indeed? 

The former British colony, 
notorious for its strict no-litter- 
ing ordinances and for caning 
miscreants, aced an international 
study of math and science ability 
among seventh- and eighth- 
graders, taking first-place in both 
subject areas at both grade lev- 
els. In answer to the reporter's 
question, School of Education 
Research Professor Michael O. 
Martin responded that Singa- 
pore appeared to benefit from 
being a very small state with a 
highly centralized educational 
system. As deputy director of 
the Third International Mathe- 
matics and Science Study, Mar- 
tin was on hand to announce 
the results of TIMSS, a three- 
year study of math and science 
proficiency among 500,000 
seventh- and eighth-graders in 

45 countries. Run by a dozen 
full-time staff and based at the 
Center for the Study of Testing, 
Evaluation and Educational 
Policy in Campion Hall, TIMSS 
is the largest such study ever 

Some of the test results were 
unsurprising: students from Ja- 
pan, the Republic of Korea and 
the Czech Republic performed 
best overall. U.S. students, who 
fared slighdy better in science than 
in math, finished near the middle 
of the pack, along with kids from 
Canada, Sweden and Germany. 
Despite the widespread belief 
that boys are better than girls at 
math, TIMSS showed minimal 
gender difference in math scores. 
In science, however, the gap be- 
tween boys' and girls' performance 
was more pronounced, with boys 
taking the lead most dramatically 
in physics, chemistry and earth 

An Associated Press reporter 
asked TIMSS panelists what was 
the point of all these compara- 
tive rankings. "Just knowing how 
your country performs is impor- 
tant, right off the bat," answered 
International Study Director 
Albert Beaton. "This study will 
affect educational policy around 

the world. " The results certainly 
made international news in the 
weeks following the announce- 
ment, with most of the headlines 
musing about Singapore. 

Another reporter asked the 
panelists what amid the reams of 
data had surprised them. "How 
little difference there was from 
one country to another," re- 
sponded Tjeerd Plomp, chair- 
man of the International 
Association for the Evaluation 
of Educational Achievement, 
which sponsored the study. 
Many countries, he said, differed 
by as little as a point or two on a 
1,000-point total. 

Co-deputy Study Director 
Ina Mullis, herself the mother of 
teenagers, said she was struck 
by the similarity of teens every- 
where. The survey asked stu- 
dents not only to solve math and 
science problems, but also to 
answer questions about their 
habits, their likes and dislikes. 
Asian teenagers, she noted, re- 
ported watching TV and play- 
ing sports every day just like kids 
in the United States. 

Beaton said he was impressed 
by the strong correlation be- 
tween background factors in 
students' homes — the number 

of books available, parents' 
education levels and even the 
availability of a desk for study — 
and performance on the TIMSS 
exams. "We knew about these 
things in the United States," he 
said, but seeing the same linkage 
repeated in country after coun- 
try was finally "overwhelming" 
in its effect. 

Martin had the final word. 
"My surprise is that we're here," 
he remarked, to scattered laugh- 
ter. "I never thought I'd see this 
day, when it was all finished." 
Begun in 1990, TIMSS has 
overseen testing in 30 different 
languages among more than 
15,000 participating schools 
around the world. The total 
bill for international manage- 
ment and coordination of the 
test, borne by the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Education, the National 
Science Foundation and the 
Canadian government, stands at 
$10 million. 

And the job is far from fin- 
ished. Over the next couple of 
years, the BC team will be com- 
piling more test results — from 
third- and fourth-graders, as well 
as students in their final year of 
schooling — for further analysis. 
Bruce Morgan 

6 BOM ON COLLEGE \l \( . \/.INE 


A TIMSS sampler 

Number of countries surpassing the United States in per capita public 
spending on education: 

1 (Norway) 

Countries surpassing the United States in eighth-grade 
math achievement: 

27 (including Norway, 
which finished 26th) 

Countries surpassing the Republic of Korea in per-capita public 
spending on education: 


Countries surpassing the Republic of Korea in eighth-grade 
math achievement: 

1 (Singapore) 

Countries in which eighth-grade girls scored higher than eighth- 
grade boys in both mathematics and science: 

Cyprus and Thailand 

Countries in which girls had a better self-perception of their science 
ability than boys did: 

Cyprus and Spain 

Number of countries in which girls scored higher than boys in math 
or science at either seventh or eighth grade level: 


Science question on which U.S. eighth-graders outperformed Singapore: 

cause of acid rain 

Percent of U.S. eighth-graders who said they would rather spend 
their leisure time having fun than doing well in science, math or 
languages, or being good at sports: 


Percent of Japanese eighth-graders who said they would rather 99 

spend their leisure time having fun rather than doing well in science, 
math or languages, or being good at sports: 

Mean math and science scores for U.S eighth-graders: 
For Japanese eighth-graders: 

28th in math 

and 17th in science 


Percent of eighth-graders in Singapore who said doing well in 
science was important to their friends: 
U.S. eighth graders: 


Hours eighth-graders in Iran reported studying after school each day: 6.4 

In Singapore: 2.7 

In the United States: 1.4 

Nation whose eighth-graders reported watching the most television 
and videos: 


(3.3 hours per day) 

Nation whose eighth-graders reported spending the most time 
playing sports: 

United States 
(2.2 hours per day) 

The three English-speaking nations where at least three-fourths of 
the eighth-grade students reported having home computers: 

Scotland (90 percent) 
England (89 percent) 
Ireland (78 percent) 

Con i piled by John Qjnbelets. The TIMSS ho?nepage can be reached at <>. 


Associate Vice President for 
Information Technology Bernard 
Gleason, Jr., won a 1996 Partnership 
Award of Excellence from Beyond 
Computing magazine for the 
University's Project Agora initiative. 
Beyond Computing annually presents 
three Partnership Awards to honor 
enterprises that benefit from 
combining information technology 
and business objectives. 


Chemistry Professor Paul Davidovits 
has been elected a fellow of the 
American Physical Society in 
recognition of his basic studies of 
alkali and boron atom gas phase 
kinetics, and for what the APS called 
his "pioneering contributions" to the 
study of heterogeneous gas-liquid 
interaction. About 41,000 physicists 
worldwide belong to the APS, and 
fellows are chosen through its 14 
divisions. No more than .05 percent 
of each division's membership can 
be named fellows. Davidovits 
was elected through the division of 
chemical physics. 


Effective this year, BC's schools of 
social work and education will award 
the doctor of philosophy — not 
doctor of education or social work, 
as they did in years past. All BC 
doctorates will now be Ph.D.s, with 
the exception of the Juris Doctorate 
granted by the Law School. 
Announcing the change, Academic 
Vice President William B. Neenan, 
SJ, said the new title puts BC "in 
synch with the practice commonly 
followed by leading doctoral 
programs in the U.S." 


Martin Smith, a former University of 
Massachusetts information systems 
senior administrator, is BC's new 
director of Information Technology 
Resources, overseeing all campus 
computer centers and laboratories 
and the University's management- 
information systems. 




BC suspends 11 students for illegal gambling 

One suspended student 
told reporters that he had 
been beaten for failing to 
pay off a debt and that 
his father subsequently 
made payments through 
an intermediary. 

A two-month investigation 
into campus gambling has 
concluded, with more than 40 
students facing certain or pos- 
sible University sanctions rang- 
ing from one-year suspensions 
to written warnings. 

BC based its actions on infor- 
mation from the Middlesex 
County District Attorney's of- 
fice, which had been conducting 
an investigation since early No- 
vember, when it was asked by 
University officials to look into 
widespread rumors of illegal bet- 
ting by football players. 

In its initial stage, the DA's 
query found that 1 3 members of 
the football team had made ille- 
gal bets, including two who bet 
against their own team in the 
October 26 game against Syra- 
cuse; all 13 were declared ineli- 
gible to play in the final three 
games of the 1996 season. The 
probe has since identified eight 
students, all seniors, who were 
bookmakers, as well as some 20 
other students who placed bets 
with those bookmakers. The bets 
averaged about $ 1 00, but ranged 
as high as $1,600. The book- 
makers were taking in anywhere 
from $500 to $7,000 in bets per 
week, averaging about $5,000. 

Among the penalties BC of- 
ficials announced on January 10: 

♦ The eight student bookmak- 
ers have been suspended from 
the University for one year. 
None of the eight will be al- 
lowed to return to Boston Col- 
lege, but after their suspensions 
have elapsed, they may be al- 
lowed to transfer credits earned 
at other colleges to receive a 
Boston College degree. 

♦ Six of the 1 3 football players 
have been permanently barred 
from the team. Two of those six 
have been suspended from the 

school for one year, one for one 
semester, and all three have had 
their scholarships revoked. The 
other three are ineligible to play 
football at BC, but will be al- 
lowed to complete their studies 
and graduate in May. 

♦ The University will petition 
the National Collegiate Athletic 
Association for reinstatement of 
the eligibility of the remaining 
seven players. Each will receive 
disciplinary sanctions through 
the Office of the Dean for Stu- 
dent Development. 

♦ The 20 or so other students 
identified as allegedly participat- 
ing in illegal betting activity must 
meet with the Dean for Student 
Development for possible disci- 
plinary action. All 20 are male 
and four are varsity athletes — a 
golfer, a member of the track 
team, a baseball player and a 
hockey player who graduated in 
December. Boston College is no- 
tifying the NCAA of their in- 
volvement and is holding the three 
remaining BC athletes out of com- 
petition pending further review. 

In determining penalties, BC 
officials are taking into account 
each student's level of involve- 
ment and prior record of disci- 
plinary offenses, noted Vice 
President for Student Affairs 
Kevin P. Duffy, head of the in- 
ternal committee charged with 
reviewing information provided 
by the District Attorney's office. 

While betting on sporting 
events is a misdemeanor in Mas- 
sachusetts, and bookmaking a 
felony, Middlesex District At- 
torney Thomas Reilly said he 
had no plans to file criminal 
charges against any student. 
Reilly's office is continuing to 
investigate off-campus gambling 
connections, but on-campus, he 
said, "the reality is that those 

student bookies will receive 
harsher discipline from BC than 
they would from any district 
court judge." 

As a result of the off-campus 
investigation, the DA's office has 
placed charges against James C. 
Potter, 33, of Flushing, New 
York, who allegedly employed 
student bookmakers. Reilly said 
that bookmakers who owed 
money were subject to threats 
and violence if they failed to pay. 
One suspended student has told 
reporters that he was beaten by 
Potter for failing to pay off a 
debt and that his father subse- 
quently made payments through 
an intermediary at Mary Anne's, 
a local bar frequented by BC 
students. The DA also charged 
TimothyJ. Doheny, 26, of New- 
ton, a former BC student who 
worked as an assistant manager 
at Mary Anne's. Boston resident 
Jason W. Pines '92 , and Michael 
P. Rymsha, 23, ofNewburyport 
were charged with running an- 
other betting operation using BC 
students as bookmakers. 

Student reaction to the BC 
sanctions has been generally 
positive, both in the Boston news 
media and in the student news- 
paper the Heights. The January 
13 edition carried an editoral 
calling the penalties "justifiable 
and appropriate, given the . . . 
information provided in both the 
district attorney's and the [inter- 
nal review] committee's reports 
during the past two months." 

Bifl Saum, the NCAA's rep- 
resentative on gambling issues, 
also expressed satisfaction with 
the University's actions thus far 
and noted that gambling on col- 
lege campuses is a nationwide 
problem. "BC [is] the norm," he 
told the Boston Globe. 

University officials, however, 

8 BOS I ON ' .OI.I.I •',!■ \iu,,\y.i\i< 

are making no claims that resolv- 
ing this particular case will mean 
the end of all gambling on cam- 
pus. "We're very confident that 
we have shut down the book- 
making activity, at least for the 
moment," said Doug Wmiting, 
director of public affairs. "But 
we're not naive enough to think 
we solved our problem. We sus- 
pect that the number of students 

who were gambling is in the 

Duffy said the University in- 
tends to have policies and pro- 
grams in place by September 
1997 that will spell out 
BC's stance on illegal betting 
and inform students of the po- 
tential dangers. On January 1 1 , 
the day after BC announced 
the sanctions, the University 

sponsored a gambling-educa- 
tion workshop for resident as- 
sistants; the half-day session 
was run by the Massachusetts 
Council on Compulsive Gam- 
bling, a state-funded organiza- 
tion. "Resident assistants are 
our best resource for inform- 
ing the students," said Chris 
Darcy, assistant director of resi- 
dential life. 



You are not here, nor the dream 
of you, only the milkweed, 
its stems like flutes, snapping. 
Each pod is a rough boat, 
or a winged one, its cargo 
the stuff my child gives 
to the lift and toss of wind 
until the air, not the earth, 
is spinning. 

I have lived through this 
before, have felt the cold 
stiffen the grasses, stripped 
the milkweed down to its husk, 
but you are not here to see 
that when the seed pod breaks, 
there floats to us, the unbroken, 
a storm of seed. 

Clouds that were far 

come closer. Among them, 

an angel hangs, birdless 

and wild, above 

my son's head. You 

cannot touch him, the angel, me. 

My son grabs at the space 

the milkweed crosses where shadows 

make gray blossoms. For him, 

your absence has no presence 

even though he once held 

the only finger you could lift. 

We abandon the milkweed 

in order to write 

with chalk upon the road. 

It could be a drawing of the universe. 

It could be for you, angels 

streaming like blue and yellow flowers 

upon the black pavement. 

Every drawing, like a gown 

woven from golden thread, 

transforms us into one of them — 

sweet, blurry, deathless 

and wild. 

You are not here. 

When we look up, birds 

in single accord fill the sky, swoop 

away. And in their jingling absence, 


Elizabeth Kirschner is the author of" Twenty Colors: Poems" (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1992) and is 
an adjunct English professor. This is from her second collection, "Postal Routes, " which has been nominated for 
the Lamont Award of the American Academy of Poets and will be published by Carnegie Mellon next fall. 


In ceremonies at the Boston 
College Neighborhood Center, 
the University presented 
community grants to local 
agencies and schools, including 
Healthy Boston, Covenant House, 
the Commonwealth Tenants 
Association, Seton Manor, the 
Brighton Business Community 
Collaborative and the YMCA's 
"High Flight" at-risk youth 
program. In the center's first year, 
BC donated $75,000 through the 
Boston College-Allston/Brighton 
Neighborhood Fund. 


The John J. Burns Library has 
recently made several important 
acquisitions, including a 
collection of more than 3,300 
Jesuitana books, doubling 
Burns's holdings in the field. John 
J. McAleer, English professor 
emeritus and biographer of 
novelist Rex Stout, donated 
research materials and Rex Stout 
special editions valued at more 
than $25,000. Also, Trinity 
College of Dublin presented BC 
with three Book of Kelts prints, 
among them the Portrait of St. 
John, above. 


Responding to increasing 
student demand for opportunities 
to volunteer overseas, the 
Boston College Ignacio 
Volunteers launched the Belize 
Winter Experience this year. 
Thirteen sophomores were 
chosen from a pool of 78 
applicants to spend their 
semester break working 
with schoolchildren in two 
Belizean villages. 


Math high 


One afternoon last summer I stopped by the 
Carney Hall office of Robert Meyerhoff, a 
recently tenured associate professor of math- 
ematics who'd just proved a geometric theorem that had 
the math world buzzing. I'd read about the theorem: it is 
called the Rigidity Theorem, and mathematicians were 
saying it might ultimately help determine the shape of 
the universe. I'd read the theorem itself: "Any closed 
irreducible three-manifold which is homotopy equivalent 
to a closed hyperbolic three-manifold is indeed a 
hyperbolic three-manifold." I was hoping Meyerhoff would 
have pictures. 

I found him sitting behind his desk, peering over round 
brown-rimmed glasses and a bushy brown beard. Every 
horizontal surface in his office was covered with books, 
journals and papers, all stacked in sliding piles. He smiled, 
shook my hand and started chatting amiably. I shifted a 
pile of math journals from the nearest chair to the floor, 
where they toppled. He didn't seem to notice. 

When I confessed that my education in geometry had 
ended in the 10th grade — in 1972 — he just flipped over an 
old envelope on his desk. "Remember Euclid?" he asked, 
drawing a point, then another point, then a line connecting 
the two. He zipped through the postulates, culminating in 
the fifth (the one that looks like a does-not-equal sign). 

Then he set about explaining what a three-manifold, or 
three-dimensional manifold, is. On a scrap of paper — the 
envelope back was filled — he drew a circle and an arc. 
"That's a one-dimensional manifold," he said, pointing 
to the circle, "and the arc is a piece of a one-manifold." I 
drew a blank. They both looked two-dimensional to me. 
"The paper where the circle and the arc live is two- 
dimensional," Meyerhoff said, "but the circle and the arc 
are themselves one-dimensional. Say a tiny ant is chained 
to walk along the circle. He can go only forward or 
backward, and no matter what point he's at on the circle, 
everything looks roughly the same. If his chains are 
broken, he can walk in a second — perpendicular — direc- 
tion on the paper. That is, the paper is two-dimensional. If 
the ant jumps up off the paper, he has traveled in the 
third dimension." 

Another difference between the circle and the arc, 
Meyerhoff explained, is that the circle is what mathemati- 

cians call a closed manifold. "An ant chained to walk along 
the arc would eventually come to the end and have nowhere 
to go," he said. "We mathematicians like our manifolds to 
be closed — perhaps because the universe is believed to be 
a closed manifold." He drew a sphere, then a doughnut (a 
torus to those in the field), then two doughnuts linked as if 
the baker had forgotten to shut off the dough machine, 
then chains of three and four and more doughnuts. "That's 
the entire list of closed two-manifolds," he said. "Of course, 
we're ignoring the nonorientable manifolds." How could a 
sphere and a doughnut be two-dimensional? Meyerhoff 
took another tack. "The sphere that I drew was not a solid 
ball — just its surface, " he said. "It's as if you dusted the 
doughnuts with sugar, then magically removed the cake, 
leaving only the sugar. What's left is two-dimensional." 

Three-manifolds are difficult to picture "because they 
naturally live in four- or five- or six-dimensional space," 
Meyerhoff explained. "An ant chained to walk along a two- 
manifold can't float up into space to get a good view. He 
has to come to an understanding of his space by intrinsic 
means. That's a lot tougher. We're stuck in our three- 
dimensional universe, and no matter where we are in it 
things look pretty much the same. How can we we tell what 
our universe is like if we can't look at it from the vantage 
point of a higher dimension?" 

The 19th-century French mathematician Jules-Henri 
Poincare theorized that three-manifolds can be under- 
stood by studying all the loops within them — a topological 
approach. But topology has fewer and less powerful tools at 
its disposal than does geometry, and in the late 1970s 
William Thurston, a U.S. mathematician who was 
Meyerhoff s dissertation adviser at Princeton University, 
proved that many topological three-manifolds have natural 
geometric structures. In what is now known as the Geom- 
etrization Conjecture, Thurston theorized that 
three-manifolds can be decomposed into pieces with natu- 
ral geometric structures. If proven true, said Meyerhoff, 
Thurston's conjecture will dramatically advance 
mathematicians' understanding of three-manifolds. 

In an effort to do just that, Meyerhoff, whose expertise 
is in the study of tubes, joined forces with mathematician 
David Gabai of the California Institute of Technology and 
with Thurston's son, Nathaniel, a computer scientist who 


was then working at the Geometry Center in Minneapolis. 
The three set about analyzing solid tubes within three- 
manifolds as a way of proving the manifolds' rigidity. "We 
reduced the problem of studying solid tubes in hyperbolic 
three-manifolds to analyzing a certain six-dimensional 
parameter space via computer," Meyerhoff said, in the kind 
of sentence that defies understanding outside the math 
world. "The analysis required breaking down the param- 
eter space into about a billion boxes and analyzing each of 
them separately." To do the analysis, Thurston the Younger 
lined up 2 computers at the Geometry Center for three or 
four months. The result, billions of computations later, 
was the Rigidity Theorem, which the geometry world has 
hailed as a major advance toward proving Thurston the 
Elder correct. Other mathematicians have been similarly 
excited by the way the three used computers to do the 
analysis, said Meyerhoff. "It's a more powerful and sophis- 
ticated use of computers in this context than has been done 

But does the Rigidity Theorem shed light on the shape 
of the cosmos? "I'm not sure," Meyerhoff said. After all, 
his is the realm of pure research, not application to the 
universe. "That's for the cosmologists to prove," he said. 

Charlotte Bruce Harvey 

Beyond x, y space — 
Robert Meyerhoff with 
some 2-D illustrations of 
his Rigidity Theorem. 


The Boston Liturgical Dance 
Ensemble, which has presented 
"A Dancer's Christmas" each 
year since its inception in 1980, 
has been named BC's resident 
dance company. The ensemble 
will offer master classes and 
work with student performing 
groups during the academic year. 
Next summer it will begin a two- 
week program in sacred and 
liturgical dance under the aegis 
of BC's Institute of Religious 
Education and Pastoral Ministry. 
Formed by Robert VerEecke, SJ, 
pastor of St. Ignatius Church, the 
ensemble has received national 
recognition for integrating dance 
and religious expression. 


The Center for Irish 
Management — founded in 1993 
to provide business education 
and community-development 
services to Northern Ireland and 
the Irish Republic — has received 
a $i-million grant from the U.S. 
government. The center has also 
received support from the 
European Community and the 
Irish and British governments, 
said CIM Director Sean Rowland, 
noting that BC "is doing more 
than any other American 
university in its involvement with 
Ireland's corporate and com- 
munity life. We are working with 
key advisers in the north and 
south of Ireland, who are looking 
to Boston College — including the 
Boston College corporate 
community — for expertise." 


University Chancellor J. Donald 
Monan, Sj, is spending three 
days a week in Washington, D.C., 
where he has been asked to 
serve as interim president and 
executive director of the 
Association of Jesuit Colleges 
and Universities, which 
represents the interests of the 
nation's 28 Jesuit higher- 
education institutions. Fr. 
Monan agreed to take over after 
the death of James W. Sauve, SJ, 
and will serve until June 1997 
or the AJCU's appointment of 
a permanent president. 




BC will host a weeklong Gaelic 
music and dance summer 
school June 22-28. Under the 
direction of renowned fiddler 
and BC faculty member Seamus 
Connolly, the course will include 
instruction and workshops by 
such noted musicians as 
accordionist Jackie Daly, fiddler 
Ben Lennon and guitarist Zan 
Mcleod, as well as instruction in 
dance, choreography and 
English and Irish styles of 
singing. Lectures and films, a 
concert hosted by Mick 
Moloney, sessions in Boston 
pubs, and recitals by Irish, 
Cape Breton and Scottish 
performers are also included in 
the week's schedule. 
Information is available from 
Connolly at (617) 552-0490. 


BC psychologists Ali Banuazizi 
and Ramsay Liem and SOE 
Associate Professor M. Brinton 
Lykes recently edited Myths 
About the Powerless: Contesting 
Social Inequalities (Temple 
University Press, 1996) in honor 
of fellow BC psychologist 
William Ryan. His former 
students and colleagues 
contributed essays exploring 
contemporary controversies in 
areas such as homelessness, 
welfare, unemployment and 
intercultural relations. Ryan's 
1971 book, Blaming the Victim, 
is regarded as a landmark in 
analyzing issues of social or 
economic inequality. 


♦ Anthony Orlowski, manager 
of BC's bake shop from 1 975 to 
1988, on October 28, 1996, at 
age 75- 

♦ Cathy J. Malek MS'78, 
PhD'89, an associate professor 
of nursing and a faculty member 
since 1983, on November 24, 
1996, at age 45. 

♦ John Guerin, a Campus 
Police officer since 1989, on 
December 11, 1996, at age 60. 

♦ Robert E. Reiter, a former 
chairman and a member of the 
English faculty from 1964 to 
1996, on December 29, 1996, 
at age 64. 


CSOM allies with Arthur D. Little management school 

The Carroll School of Man- 
agement and the Arthur 
D. Little School of Management 
in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 
have formed a partnership to 
provide students at both 
graduate schools with a wider 
range of academic and work 
experience. Under what is be- 
ing called a "strategic alliance," 
CSOM will supply infra- 
structure support for ADL's 
students, while the ADL school, 
which will relocate most of its 
operations to BC but continue 
under its own name, will pro- 
vide CSOM with access to 
offices and markets in 52 coun- 
tries in which the consulting 
firm does business. The two 
schools will allow cross-regis- 
tration for elective courses and 
will collaborate on new course 

CSOM DeanJackNeuhauser 
called the partnership an 

important step for the Carroll 
School and an innovative ex- 
ample of cooperation between 
academe and business. "Clearly 
there are economies of scale 
to be gained by ADL in this 
agreement," said Neuhauser, 
"such as access to our libraries, 
systems and faculty. And there 
are benefits for our own faculty 
and students, who will be able to 
tap into the resources and people 
of a major international con- 
sulting firm." Neuhauser noted 
that the agreement between 
the two schools "immediately 
adds a powerful international 
segment to CSOM's portfolio, 
and for very practical reasons 
we are determined to make an 
international experience part of 
the Carroll MBA program." 
Arthur D. Litde has recendy con- 
tracted with the ADL manage- 
ment school to provide all 
internal training for the com- 


The inaugural issue of Religion and 
the Arts rolled off the press in No- 
vember. The quarterly, edited by 
Professor of English Dennis Tay- 
lor, is devoted, according to its state- 
ment of purpose, to exploring 
"religious and spirtual dimensions in 
the verbal, visual and performing arts, 
in the context of contemporary theory 
and culture." Volume I, Number 1, 
164 pages in length, includes a pack- 
age of articles on religion in the art of 
Andy Warhol. Promised future offerings: "Joyce and the 
Common Life," "Art and Religion: Psychoanalytic Reflec- 
tions," and "Donatello's David, or Flesh Made Spirit." The 
journal grew out of an interdisciplinary seminar sponsored 
by BC's Jesuit Institute. Its first six issues have been under- 
written by a grant from the McCarthy Family Foundation. 

pany, a circumstance that is 
expected to boost both programs. 
"The chance for us to collabo- 
rate with BC, especially as it re- 
lates to the development of 
executive education, is one 
of the great opportunities" in 
the alliance, said Will Makris, 
the ADL school's director of 

True partnerships between 
business schools and corpora- 
tions are uncommon, said 
Neuhauser. "As far as we know, 
this is the first alliance that in- 
cludes extensive sharing of re- 
sources for all students, not just 
the company's employees. But it 
won't be the last, and we hope it 
establishes a standard for the 
growing convergence of corpo- 
rate and traditional business edu- 
cation." An ADL study has, in 
fact, predicted that by 2000 as 
many as one-third of corpora- 
tions will be granting their own 
degrees in partnership with a 
university program. 

The vast majority of Ameri- 
can executive-education pro- 
grams are provided by some 
1,000 corporate academies. Of 
those, only ADL is accredited — 
approved by the New England 
Association of Schools and Col- 
leges. ADL is currently a candi- 
date for national accreditation 
by the American Assembly of 
Collegiate Schools of Business, 
a push that is expected to ben- 
efit from the affiliation with BC. 

Founded in 1973 and a sub- 
sidiary of Arthur D. Little, the 
ADL School of Management 
has a full- and part-time faculty 
of 25 and enrolls 65 interna- 
tional managers in its master's 
program. The Carroll School 
enrolls 880 full- and part-time 
MBA students and has a full- 
time faculty of 90. 

Ben Birnbaum 

12 BOSTON ( mi. I |f, 1 \i UJAZINE 

Winning ticket 


Amanda Houston was legally blind by the time the 
first batch of applications for the traveling fellow- 
ship named in her honor came due, back in the 
spring of 1995. The former director of the Black Studies 
program had the 20 or so applications read aloud to her — 
until she reached the essay written byjuan Concepcion '96. 
At that point, relates Concepcion, "she became very 
emotional and said that was the one, she didn't need to hear 
any more." 

In his essay Concepcion made a simple point: just as BC 
students of European descent might naturally want to 
travel to Paris or London to search out their roots, he, 
being of African descent, wanted to go to Africa. Born in the 
Dominican Republic and raised in New York City, Concep- 
cion described the trip he envisaged as a spiritual quest, a 
closing of the historic circle. "I wanted to step on African 
soil and say, Damn, I made the trip back," he says. 

Concepcion thus became the first winner of the Amanda 
V. Houston Traveling Fellowship, an annual award de- 
signed to fund domestic or international travel for an 
African-American Boston College student. The fellowship 
application requires an academic transcript and two letters 
of recommendation, in addition to an essay describing the 
destination the student has in mind and the purpose of the 
trip. Winners are expected to make public presentations 
upon their return to campus. 

Amanda Houston died in August of 1995, at the age of 
69. "The award took on even more significance because of 
her death," says Concepcion. "I had known Mrs. Houston, 
and I knew this was one of her lifetime projects. She 
believed that travel broadens your perspective on life. 
When you're in the ghetto, you don't see that much that's 
different. That's why this was one of Mrs. Houston's big- 
time dreams, to have students go to far-off lands and 
basically just learn from it." 

Concepcion used his fellowship to tour the Nile 
River Valley. On a program led by Egyptologists from 
Temple University, he explored ancient sites at Cairo, 
Luxor and Aswan during the day and attended lectures 
in the evening. Still, he says, the most important ground 
he covered on the trip was psychological. One night, 
stretched out on the deck of his cruise ship and gazing at 
the stars, he felt completely at home, he says. 

"With all the images of Egypt we see in textbooks, we 
never stop to think that these people were African," he says 
eagerly. "Here [in the United States] we get the impression 
that the story of black people started on the slave ships." 

Juan Concepcion '96 — "Damn, I made the trip back. 

Now back at BC, where he is pursuing a master's degree 
in education, Concepcion plans to teach social studies at 
the secondary-school level. "I need to be more in tune with 
this history in order to teach others," he says. 

Bruce Morgan 




Massachusetts' Teacher of the Year is a classic 


CLASS: EC 132 Principles of 

INSTRUCTOR: Associate 
Professor of Economics 
Richard Tresch 

READING: Tresch, 

Principles of Economics 

Richard Tresch carefully 
erases the blackboard in 
the basement of Devlin Hall. 
His class in introductory eco- 
nomics is about to begin, and 
the steeply banked seats behind 
him are filling fast. "I've stayed 
with the chalk and blackboard," 
Tresch told a reporter in Octo- 
ber, after being named the Mas- 
sachusetts Teacher of the Year 
by the Carnegie Foundation for 
the Advancement of Teaching. 

"Others have found that newer 
teaching styles suit them, but for 
me, lecturing simply works." 

A member of the economics 
faculty for 26 years now, Tresch 
makes a lean impression in class. 
He wears pleated chinos, a crisp 
white shirt and tie. Tall, mostly 
bald, with chiseled features and 
a quick, darting manner, Tresch 
becomes animated — funny, 
even — conveying the nuts and 
bolts of economic theory to 
freshmen and sophomores madly 
scribbling notes. 

Today's class examines why 
people in a market system pick 
the jobs they do. Perceptions 
matter, says Tresch. If two jobs 
are seen as identical and one 
pays more, market forces dictate 
that people flow in the direction 
of the more lucrative job. Tresch 
draws two wage-and-occupation 

x-y graphs next to each other on 
the board to illustrate the trend. 
The wage dot is higher on one 
graph than on the other. "People 
can move, and they will," he ar- 
gues. "Word will get out. People 
will hear about this greater 
wage and they'll ask themselves, 
'Why don't I get this higher 
wage?' It will happen naturally. 
You'll see this march of the sup- 
ply curve to the left as they leave." 
He adds a dotted line to show 
the shift. "This will continue 
until the wages equalize and 
there's a single wage in both 

A rustling of notebook pages 
fills the air. At this moment Tresh 
seems like a professor from an- 
other age. A grid of chalk marks 
on the blackboard, and rat-a-tat 
off we go. He's the man repair- 
ing clocks in some Vermont 




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town, unhurried and confident 
in his tools. 

"I see myself as an outstand- 
ing example of this principle," 
Tresch says suddenly, his eyes 
flashing. He has been describing 
how, if two jobs pay differently, 
people will always tend toward 
the higher-paying job. At the 
same time, some will stay where 
they are because — for one rea- 
son or another — they prefer it 
there. He sets aside his chalk and 
step forward. 

Upon entering graduate 
school at Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology, Tresch says, 
he was unsure whether to study 
economics or pursue business 
training. He figured he'd try eco- 
nomics for a couple of years, see 
how he liked it and then decide 
what to do. Meanwhile, his 
roommate and former college 
buddy, Coolidge, was enrolled 
at Harvard Business School. At 
the end of two years, both men 
were offered jobs by an invest- 
ment banking firm in Chicago. 
Big money loomed, but Tresch 
was hooked on academics and 
declined the offer. "My friend 
was easily a millionaire by the 
time he was 30, but I've never 
regretted that decision," says 
Tresch, who jokes about his 
wife's rueful response — "It con- 
vinced her long ago that I'm 
insane" — and about having to 
wedge his beat-up sedan in amid 
Ferraris at college reunions. 

"I should envy Coolidge and 
those other guys. But you know 
what? The envy runs the other 
way, because I have time. Cool- 
idge, in his first year on the job, 
got a Christmas bonus of 
$750,000," Tresch relates, to 
whistles of disbelief. "Yeah, 
there's a lot of money out 
there — and this was 1970. But I 
do what I want, every day. He 
doesn't. Makes a big difference. 
Those are the compensating 

Bruce Morgan 

Classnotes appears in the Winter, 
Spring and Fall issues of BCM. 


Tom O'Brien, coordinator of the University of 
Virginia's record-setting offense for the past six seasons, 
has been named Boston College's head football coach. 
A former defensive end at the U.S. Naval Academy, 
O'Brien went on to coach there (1975-1981) and at 
UVA (1982-1996), taking teams to 12 bowl games. A 
major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, O'Brien 
replaces Coach Dan Henning, who resigned in 
November in the wake of the gambling scandal and at 
the conclusion of a 5-7 season after three years as head 
coach. His record at BC was 16-19-1. 

A three-year starter for the Midshipmen, O'Brien 
graduated from the Naval Academy in 1971 and was 
commissioned as a second lieutenant in the marines, 
serving tours of duty in California and Japan. When 
his active duty ended, he returned to the Naval Academy, 
where he coached the offensive line and was recruiting 
coordinator. He joined UVA prior to the 1 982 campaign 

and was responsible for recruiting five of the Cavaliers' seven first-team All America players, 

including Chris Slade, who now plays for the New England Patriots. 


BC contributions to Boston schools total $5.7 million 

During the 1995-96 aca- 
demic year the University 
donated $5.7 million in grants 
and services to the Boston 
Public Schools, according to a 
survey released in January. To 
assess BC's contributions to the 
Boston Higher Education Part- 
nership — a confederation of 
local universities that support 
the city's public schools — SOE 
Professor George Ladd surveyed 
all University departments, with 
the exception of the Law School, 
asking them to assess the dollar 
values of their donations to the 
school system. 

According to the survey, BC 
last year awarded $812,440 in 
cash grants supporting specific 
programs benefiting the schools 
and $4,885,552 in financial aid 
and pro bono services. 

The $5.7-million total rep- 
resents a $900,000 increase since 

the previous survey (1993-94). 
The proportion of grants to fi- 
nancial aid and service contribu- 
tions has shifted, however, with 
grants dropping nearly $500, 000 
and services and financial aid in- 
creasing almost $1.4 million. 

The largest single contribu- 
tion by far came in the form of 
scholarships and financial aid 
given to Boston public high 
school graduates enrolled at BC. 
It totaled more than $4 mil- 
lion—up nearly $900,000 from 
1993-94. That figure includes 
tuition remission as well as 
allocations of federal funds, 
such as Pell and Perkins grants, 
Work Study and various loan 

The survey found 44 educa- 
tional progams run by BC — the 
vast majority by SOE. Educa- 
tion, social-work and nursing 
students contributed to Boston 

schools through practicums, 
fieldwork and clinical place- 
ments. And faculty donated their 
expertise as consultants. 

The Campus School contrib- 
uted $2 82 , 1 2 3 in educational and 
therapeutic resources for stu- 
dents with intensive special 
needs. Through College Bound, 
which Ladd directs, BC last year 
spent $1 1 3,414 to help talented 
city schoolchildren get a college 

The survey also revealed a 
striking number of programs 
run by BC departments with 
no pedagogical interest in 
public education: the AHANA 
office, Black studies, fine arts, 
mathematics, athletics, infor- 
mation technology, the Bureau 
of Conferences. Even the Carroll 
School of Management offers 
one: Kids on Campus, an MBA 
mentoring program. 




A gift to study giving 

The Social Welfare Research 
Institute has received a 
three-year, $400,000 grant from 
the Lilly Endowment to con- 
tinue research on charitable giv- 
ing. S WRI research has dispelled 
the myth that the poor give pro- 
portionally more than the rich, 
also finding that the richest 3.5 
percent of Americans give 40 
percent of charitable dollars. The 
institute will now examine giv- 
ing patterns among African- and 
Hispanic-Americans, men and 
women, liberals and conserva- 

tives. It will also study those on 
the receiving end of charity. 

"It is not a coincidence that 
the United States is undergoing 
an important evolution in the 
content and intensity of every- 
day spirituality just as it 
anticipates an impressive inter- 
generational transfer of wealth 
and enters an era in which there 
is a substantial increase in gen- 
eral affluence and wealth," says 
sociologist Paul Schervish, 
SWRI's director. "How these 
two fundamental cultural trans- 

formations come together in the 
realms of caritas [the spiritual 
motivation behind giving] and 
charity is the leading question of 
our research." 

Schervish expects SWRI's re- 
search to have ramifications in 
two areas: "The first is for un- 
derstanding and advancing the 
spiritual quality of care in our 
society. The second is for har- 
vesting the voluntary contribu- 
tions . . . for practical and 
innovative charitable enterprises 
designed to manifest that care." 

WALL WISHERS — Photographed in the 1870s by C. & C. Zangaki Brothers, "The Western Wall of the Temple Mount" is one of 25 early 
photographs of Jerusalem on display in the John. J. Burns Library through March 31. The exhibition, "Jerusalem Pictorial and Descriptive: The 
Holy City in 19th-century Literature," also includes books and maps from what is considered the golden age of Holy Land travel literature. 

16 BOS I ON C< H .1.1 ■< .1 \1 VGAZINE 

The fire this time 


By David Hollenbach, SJ 

The postmodern intel- 
lectual epoch in which 
we live is characterized 
above all by a stance of 
suspicion toward all 
grand schemes of mean- 
ing, all ideologies and 
all scientific and tech- 
nological theories that 
claim total explanatory 
power. Who can escape 
the power of such suspi- 
cion in the face of the 
realities of the 20th cen- 
tury? Science has been 
put at the service of 
genocidal slaughter at 
Auschwitz and the de- 
struction of whole cities 
at Dresden and Hiro- 
shima. Psychologies that 
aimed at the liberation 
of persons from hysteria 
have awakened a form 
of self-consciousness 
that threatens to become 
routinized narcissism. 
An economic-political 

ideology that promised to unshackle workers from their 
chains ordered tanks into the streets against them in 
Prague and Tienanmen Square, sent them to the gulag, 
slaughtered them in the killing fields of Cambodia, and 
finally expired without a whimper in the face of a velvet 
revolution led by poets, shipbuilders and priests. Religions 
have fired conflict and terror against the innocent in the 
West Bank and Gaza, in Belfast and the townships of South 
Africa, in Algeria, the Sudan and Kurdistan, in Ayodhya in 
Uttar Pradesh and Waco in Texas, and in Bosnia. 

Such experiences have led late-20th-century men and 
women to a fork in the road. We can choose ironic 
detachment as a survival tactic and "change the 

"The Fire Man," jose Clemente Orozco. 

subject" when asked what 
it all means. Or we can 
follow a path like the one 
that led the Buddha to 
affirm that the first, 
though not the last, Noble 
Truth is Dukkha — all is 
suffering, pain, sorrow, 
misery. Those who do not 
resort to irony as the 
opium of the effete can 
readily say of our own 
century what St. August- 
ine said of the achieve- 
ments of the Roman 
empire: "You cannot 
show that men lived in 
happiness, as they passed 
their lives amid the hor- 
rors of war, amid the shed- 
ding of men's blood 
— whether the blood of 
enemies or fellow citi- 
zens — under the shadow 
of fear and amid the ter- 
ror of ruthless ambition. 
The only joy to be at- 
tained had the fragile 
brilliance of glass, a joy outweighed by the fear that it 
may be shattered in a moment." When we look without 
flinching at the 20th century, it is not unreasonable to 
draw the conclusion of both poets and mystics: the world 
is on fire. 

David Hollenbach is the Margaret O 'Brien Flatley Professor of 
Catholic Theology at BC. This passage is excerpted from his essay, 
"The Catholic University Under the Sign of the Cross," pub- 
lished in "Finding God in All Things" (Crossroad, 1996), 
a collection in honor of Jesuit Institute Director Michael J. 
Buckley, SJ. The volume was edited by BC theology professors 
Michael J. Himes and Stephen J. Pope. 



Iconographer William McNichols 
aims to break your heart 


A few years ago William McNichols, SJ, was 
living at the Jesuit residence near 98th and 
Broadway on New York City's Upper West 
Side. The wail of sirens and rumble of trucks, 
the screeching brakes, the honking horns 
and angry cries never abated outside his 
window. McNichols kept fans going in his 
room to mask the din with white noise, but 
friends who reached his answering machine 
would still hear the background roar on the 
tape and ask, "Are you being bombed?" 

Fr. McNichols was under siege in more 
ways than one. Between 1983 and 1990 he 
was a chaplain to AIDS patients at St. Vin- 
cent's Hospital in Manhattan. In the course 
of his duties, he befriended these patients 



— talking and listening to 
them, sometimes accom- 
panying them to movies, 
often hearing their last 
prayers and pleas — and 
watched hundreds of them 
die. Asked now to assess the 
effect his bedside ministry 
had on him, the 47-year-old 
McNichols, currently serv- 
ing as iconographer in resi- 
dence at Boston College, 
looks away for a moment be- 
fore answering. "I think it's 
still there, to some degree," 
he says finally. "That work 
connected me to the world 
of suffering." 

The ministry ran both 
ways, McNichols says. "You 

According to legend, in 1294 the house in 
Nazareth once occupied by Mary, Joseph and 
Jesus was threatened with destruction by 
Saracen invaders. To save the holy dwelling, 
angels are said to have lifted and transported 
it to the village of Loreto, Italy, overlooking 
the Adriatic Sea. 

"Stories like this can be tricky," says 
McNichols. "If they're too fantastic, they 
pull people away from faith. If, on the other 
hand, they seem credible, then you register 
awe and wonder." 

This icon, commissioned for the centen- 
nial of the Church of Our Lady of Loreto in 
Brooklyn, New York, shows the airborne 
house being blessed by Christ on its arrival in 
Italy. "In Mary's face," explains McNichols, 
"I wanted to show the nostalgia of a woman 
who is looking back at the happiest time of 
her life. This was the house she lived in 
before her son was taken away; this was 
where her family had enjoyed lunches and 
dinners, a beautiful domestic life. She's 
remembering a time of peace." 

realized, the pieces had not 
yet fallen together for him in 
a satisfying way. 

Robert Lentz, a Russian- 
American master iconogra- 
pher living 2,000 miles away 
in New Mexico, didn't know 
McNichols personally, but 
he had an instinct about 
the young chaplain's destiny. 
Admiring one of McNich- 
ols's illustrations in a Jesuit 
magazine, Lentz wrote him: 
"It looks like you're trying 
to do icons. Why don't 
you study with me?" But 
McNichols never got the 
letter. It was lost en route. 

Coincidentally, McNich- 
ols had seen some of Lentz's 

make sure you live," dying 
patients would tell him poignantly, like passengers 
waving farewell from the bow of a sinking ship. 
"When are you going to do your art full-time? 
When are you going to give yourself 100 percent 
to your art?" 

In 1983 McNichols had earned a master of fine 
arts in landscape painting from the Pratt Institute 
in New York City, and between hospital rounds he 
had been illustrating children's books for the Paul- 
ist Press, a Catholic publishing house. But there 
was a sense in which his life lacked coherence. 
Artistically, as many of his patients apparently 

icons and had been stunned 
by their power and their modernity. A helicopter 
hovered in the background of an icon of slain 
El Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. "I 
was bowled over," he says, "and I didn't even like 
icons. I was leaning more toward Fra Angelico and 
that sentimental kind of painting." A year or two 
after Lentz had mailed his initial letter of invita- 
tion, McNichols was in New Mexico at an AIDS 
function, and the two men happened to meet. 
Lentz renewed his offer, and McNichols moved 
to Albuquerque. 

He did not go easily, though, and he did not go 

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alone. The cacophony and 
sorrow of New York were 
pressing at his back. "A lot of 
[my going] had to do with 
grief, and being overwhelmed 
by death, and having no more 
words to say," McNichols 
says. "In 1990 I went to the 
desert to live. The question 
was, How could I carry on a 
mission without speech?" 

Icons were the earliest Chris- 
tian art. At first, nearly 2,000 
years ago, they were little 
more than crude frescoes 
painted on the rocky walls of 
the catacombs as acts of ven- 
eration and remembrance. 
According to McNichols, 
"The idea was to say to the 
Romans, 'These people are not like your politi- 
cians and your generals. These are holy people.'" 
Early Renaissance painting — think of Giotto- 
grew from the tradition of this rigidly boxed and 
flattened space. 

In the Greek and Russian Orthodox churches, 
meticulously painted icons found their fullest, most 
potent expression in images saturated with rever- 
ence and mystery. But icons were generally 
ignored in the West, abandoned in favor of words 
and music as means of worship. Stained glass, a 
distant cousin of the painted icon, did extend its 

"To be concerned with the outcast is an echo 
of the gospel itself," William Stringfellow 
observed in 1964. "Characteristically, the 
Christian is to be found in his work and 
witness in the world among those for whom 
no one else cares — the poor, the sick, the 
imprisoned, the misfits, the homeless, the 
orphans and beggars." A Harvard-educated 
Harlem street lawyer and social activist, 
Stringfellow lived the life he wrote about, 
challenging and admonishing the affluent 
society around him to honor its own best 
visions of itself. He became widely known in 
the 1960s for his penetrating writings on 
moral theology and for his fierce resistance 
to the machinations of corporate empires. 
Stringfellow dared late-20th-century America 
to answer the question, "Are you unhitched 
from God?" 

Prophet, radical Christian and outcast, 
Stringfellow died in 1985 of natural causes. 
This icon, bearing a quote from Deuteronomy 
30:14, was commissioned by his good friend 
Daniel Berrigan, SJ. 

allure throughout Western 
chapels. "Even as a child, I 
was always looking at the win- 
dows in church," McNichols 
relates. "I don't think I heard 
very much." As a result, icons 
look a bit strange to Western 
eyes. "We lost track of them," 
he says, "so they have now 
become inscrutable." 

The lanky, soft-spoken 
artist hopes to reclaim some 
of that lost ground. In a New 
Mexico studio, against a 
backdrop of desert and 
mountains and towering 
silence, he began to study the 
icon art form. Lentz would 
come over to McNichols's 
house and instruct him for 

hours at a time. "All the 
things I had learned were being set aside one by 
one," McNichols remembers. Lentz says he and 
McNichols were then among about 1 5 artists do- 
ing such icons in the United States. Now he 
estimates that number to be as high as 500. 

"The first thing Robert did when he came over 
to my house was ask, 'What is your theology?'" 
says McNichols. "It was like a confrontation. 
Robert has a very clear theology, and he wanted to 
know what mine was. I hemmed and hawed and 
finally said, 'Robert, I've been working in a hospi- 
tal for the last seven years, and I've lost words for 



Sachsenhausen, Germany, was the main 
prison campfor homosexuals underthe Nazi 
regime. In February 1940, according to an 
eyewitness account, Nazi guards at 
Sachsenhausen severely beat an anonymous 
priest, assumed to be gay, and then brought 
him out to stand in line with the rest of the 
prisoners. The day was overcast, but when 
the guards came up to yell at their victim, the 
clouds suddenly parted, and a beam of light 
fell across his battered face. "In that mo- 

ment," says McNichols, "he became a Christ 
figure." Everyone present — including the 
guards — felt what he describes as "a kind of 
holy fear." The priest died soon afterward 
from the effects of his beating. 

"People become saints in many ways," 
McNichols observes. "One way is if some 
miraculous event from Cod points to you 
and singles you out as a holy victim or martyr. 
I did this icon because the designation in this 
man's case was so powerful." 

22 lios I ON COLL) '.I \1 \(, \/l\l 


this stuff. I can't talk right 
now. I came here because I 
wanted to paint. I don't know 
how to express my thinking 
anymore.' I had no idea then 
how much icons are theol- 
ogy. Those familiar with the 
tradition say you write icons; 
you don't paint them. I al- 
ways thought that was hokey, 
but what that language is get- 
ting at is the theology in- 
volved in making an icon." 

Lentz's initial assignments 
were basic. For a month the 
apprentice copied hands, 
faces and feet from existing 
icons. Next he worked on 
getting clothing and lighting 
right — again by imitation. 
Although he is familiar with 
neither Greek nor Russian, 

Born in Boston in 1955 to an American mother 
and an Irish father and raised largely in 
Ireland, Maura O'Halloran was an unlikely 
candidate to become a Zen monk. Soshin is 
the name she acquired during three years of 
training at Buddhist monasteries in Japan. 

"Crossing through the snow in the dawn 
twilight, I look atthe stars," O'Halloran wrote 
during her first year of study. "Some days I'm 
happy, skipping, tingling, other days mutter- 
ing, promising myself never again, consoling 
myself — I love you, Maura, you can do it, 
Maura; it's only X more days, wanting to 
linger in bed with a cup of coffee, or just once 
to sleep later than 4:30. I add a couple of 
sweaters and a kimono, then carry back my 
takuhatsu gear to the breakfast room." 

McNichols encountered O'Halloran 
through her diary, which was published after 
her death. "When I read that book, I knew I 
was going to paint her. She simply dove into 
the Zen life with all her heart and soul," he 
says. The nimbus of purple shading into gold 
signifies the highest level of enlightenment 
within the Buddhist faith, which O'Halloran 
attained at the age of 27. Six months later she 
was killed in a bus accident. 

like ideas of rocks and trees 
than the real thing. There 
are no shadows, for the light 
comes from within the sub- 
ject matter. And the dramas 
being portrayed inhabit a 
tight, unyielding frame. The 
reason for all this artifice is, 
in contrast with the natural- 
istic trend of Renaissance 
painting, to keep "the realm 
of the secular" from mixing 
with the divine, notes East- 
ern Orthodox theologian 
and iconographer Leonid 

"The icon strives to be an 
image of what is invisible; it 
aims to teach the faith," 
writes Fr. Egon Sendler, an 
expert on Byzantine icons. 
"With earthly means — form, 

McNichols dutifully copied 

Lentz's inscriptions of blessings in one of those 

two languages onto his own icons. At the end 

of each week Lentz would critique his pupil's 


Icons, says McNichols, are a highly stylized art 
form. Realism is not the goal. Instead, the people 
in icons are deliberately unreal, striking calcified 
poses with their elongated limbs and thin, tapering 
hands. Eyes are enlarged and limpid. Clothing is as 
stiff as chain mail. Rocks and trees appear more 

color, light — the icon must 
represent the religious reality of the world beyond 
this visible world." Sendler describes the icon as a 
"proclamation of the mystery of salvation itself." 
To date, McNichols has produced 70 icons, 
most of them commissioned by individuals or 
churches across the country for several thousand 
dollars each. His icons range from five-by-seven to 
30-by-36 inches in size. He begins each with a 
sketch on paper. Next he cuts and sands a Masonite 
panel and applies seven coats of gesso to seal the 



surface, wet-sanding after 
each coat. He then traces his 
sketch onto the prepared 
surface, applies gold leaf to 
areas such as halos and then 
completes the rest of the icon 
in acrylic paint. Hunched 
over the board for up to six 
hours daily, McNichols 
takes about a month to paint 
an icon. 

"Concentration is really 
the most important part," he 
says. McNichols likes to sink 
into each icon and dwell there 
unhindered; he never paints 
more than one icon at a time. 
"It's similar to making a 
retreat in its purest form," he 
says. "You can't always keep 
that atmosphere, but that's 
my goal." 

Canonized saints or other 
recognized holy figures have 

As a young man growing up in the Crimea, 
Nestor Savchuk excelled at boxing, wrestling, 
the martial arts and painting. In his twenties 
he traveled to Odessa to study religious 
mural painting. From older artists there he 
learned aboutthe Russian saints and the rich 
spiritual traditions of Eastern iconography. 
Inspired, Savchuk set out for the 13th-century 
monastery of Pochaev to become a monk. 

After his ordination, he was assigned to 
Zharky, a desolate village in the Russian wil- 
derness, where he inherited a church filled 
with ancient icons. Savchuk's church became 
the target of an organized crime ring, which 
could get as much as $io,ooo to $20,000 
per icon from collectors and art dealers. 
Despite repeated threats on his life, Savchuck 
began staying up at night to guard the church. 
He was found murdered outside his house in 
Zharky on December 31, 1993. 

McNichols depicts Savchuck reverently 
cradling the icon of the apocalypse, St. 
Michael; his right hand conveys a blessing on 
those who pray with him. Since his death 
Savchuk has been hailed as a hero and martyr 
among Russian youth; two Russian movies 
about him are currently in the works. 

factory accident in Belgium 
in 1967, and of Russian mar- 
tyr Nestor Savchuk, who was 
murdered three years ago 
after resisting thieves who 
were plundering his church. 
After choosing a subject, 
McNichols conducts re- 
search to develop, as far as 
possible, what he calls a 
"friendship" with the person. 
He reads accounts of the 
subject's life and scours any 
diaries or letters that are 
available for the stamp of 
personality they contain. 
McNichols likens the pro- 
cess to a Hawthorne bio- 
grapher's tramping through 
Concord, Massachusetts, in 
order to glean a deeper un- 
derstanding of the writer's 
essence. "You're trying to get 
to the point where you say, 'I 

traditionally been icon sub- 
jects, and that's still true today. "It's always fine to 
do the Mother of God," McNichols says. But he 
and others have expanded their subject matter, 
sometimes featuring relatively obscure figures for 
whom the icon offers a rescue from oblivion. 
McNichols has painted icons of Egide Van 
Broeckhoven, SJ, an unassuming priest killed in a 

feel that person's presence.'" 
One hard-and-fast rule is that the subject of an 
icon must be dead. The reason is that an icon 
constitutes "a heavenly portrait of a person," says 
McNichols. "It's as though you'd go to heaven and 
take a Polaroid and come back. The icon is 
supposed to be the soul in the presence of God." It 
can be presumed that the people featured in icons 

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24 lids 1 <>\ <;<i| 1,1 (,| \l U, \/l\l 

Back to School 

Local alumni volunteer their time at Mother Caroline Academy 

If you've recently attended Pops on 
the Heights or the Christmas Cho- 
rale concert, you may have noticed a 
group of young ladies in magenta blaz- 
ers . "Who are they? " you may have asked 
yourself. They are the students of Mother 
Caroline Academy in Dorchester. 

In fall '94, the Alumni Association 
embarked on a new community service 
project with Mother Caroline, a Catho- 
lic middle school for girls. Mother 

Students from Mother Caroline Academy enjoyed an 
trip last fall with the help of alumni volunteers. 

Caroline was established in 1993, and 
offers 60 young women from financially 
disadvantaged families the opportunity 
to achieve academic success while also 
promoting positive personal and moral 
development. Administered by the 
School Sisters of Notre Dame, the fac- 
ulty consists of lay volunteers (including 
two recent BC grads) who dedicate one 
to two years service to the school in 
exchange for a nominal monthly stipend 
and room and board. 
Mother Caroline relies 
heavily on volunteers 
for assistance with aca- 
demic and extracurricu- 
lar programs as well as 
financial support. 

Last spring, Mother 
Caroline Academy cel- 
ebrated its first gradua- 
tion. Graduates 
presently attend top- 
notch local high 
schools, such as New- 
ton Country Day, 
i . , . - . . Noble & Greenough 

apple-picking field o 

and Brimmer & May. 

Mother Caroline will enter another 
chapter in its history this September 
with a move to 515 Blue Hill Avenue, 
and will expand to offer after school and 
adult education programs. 

For the past three years, alumni vol- 
unteers have hosted weekend fun activi- 
ties both at the school and on the BC 
campus. These have included arts & crafts 
projects, talent shows, theme parties, 
hikes, museum trips, BC women's bas- 
ketball games and special concerts. Vol- 
unteers have also manned evening study 
sessions on an ongoing basis. 

How can you become involved? You 
can help: 

• Supervise evening study on Mon- 
days, 7-9 p.m. 

• Participate in academic or extracur- 
ricular programs, tutoring, library, sports, 
art, music or field trips 

• Join in planning for the new Adult 
Education Center 

• Offer talents in grant writing, public 
relations, advertising and fundraising 

To learn more aboutMother Caroline 
Academy, please call Maura Scully at the 
Alumni Association at 617-552-4569. 



James P. Day, Esq. '67 

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Executive Director 


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1996-97 Board of Directors 

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Class Notes Editor 


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LAW '73 
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Party for a Plate serves up great food 
for a great cause on April 10 

On Thursday, April 10, local 
alumni groups from ten 
Catholic colleges will band to- 
gether with some of Boston's best 
restaurants to sponsor Party for a 
Plate, a benefit for the Greater 
Boston Food Bank, at Avalon at 
1 5 Lansdowne Street. 

The event, now celebrating 
its sixth year, has raised over 
$60,000 for the Food Bank, which 
serves Boston's homeless and 
hungry population. Over 600 
young alumni and 2 5 restaurants 
are expected to turn out again 
this year to support Party for a 
Plate, which has become one of 
the hottest tickets in town. 

"It's a great time," said 
Gretchen Heeg Dobson '91, co- 

chair of this year's event, "and 
Boston's most efficient 
fundraiser. One hundred percent 
of the ticket price goes directly to 
the Food Bank." 

"This year's event also has a 
new twist — live music, comple- 
ments of Chris Fitz and His Blues 
Band," added co-chair Nancy 
Marshall '96. 

Restaurants already commit- 
ted this year include Maison Rob- 
ert, Brew Moon Restaurant & 
Microbrewery and Rudy's Cafe. 
Sponsoring schools include BC, 
Assumption, Holy Cross, Notre 
Dame, Providence, Stonehill, 
Georgetown, Fairfield, Saint 
Mary's/Indiana and Siena. 

In addition to great food and 

dancing, a raffle sporting every- 
thing from a portable CD player 
to weekend get-aways,will round 
out the evening. Tickets are $2 5 
in advance ($30 at the door) and 
can be purchased by calling the 
Alumni Association at 1-800- 


Classmates John Sullivan '50 (left) of 
Laguna Niguel, CA and John Sullivan 
'50 of Osterville, MA met each other 
for the first time at the Alumni Leader- 
ship Conference held this past No- 
vember. John F. is president of the BC 
Club of Orange County in Southern 
California, and John D. is former presi- 
dent of the BC Club of Cape Cod. The 
Leadership Conference brought to- 
gether over 300 alumni volunteers 
from coast to coast. 



William E. O'Brien 

900 Arbor Lake Drive, Apt. 304 

Naples, FL 33963 

(813) 592-0393 


Charles E. Schroeder 
6735 Parkside Drive 
New Port Richey, FL 34653 
(813) 847-1092 


Maurice J. Downey 
New Pond Village 
180 Main Street 
Walpole, MA 02081 
(508) 660-6958 

Please notice the change in new ad- 
dress at the top of this column. I am 
now living in a retirement house, 
New Pond Village, where all the 
creature comforts of us superannu- 
ated residents are provided for both 
medical and gastronomical. Another 
alum in residence in this village is 
Tom Crosby, who for years has been 
the correspondent for the class of 
1931. If just a few more BC alums 
come to live here, who knows but 
that a new BC club will be starting. 
As always, I wish you a happy and 
healthful winter season, during 
which you can, in part, focus your 
thoughts and hopes on a most suc- 
cessful football season in '97, and 
possibly into '98. Send along news. 


Robert T. Hughes, Esq. 
3 Ridgeway Road 
Wellesley, MA 02181 
(617) 235-4199 


Charles A. McCarthy 
2081 Beacon Street 
Waban, MA 02168 
(617) 244-9025 

Good news for a change! It was 
brought to my attention by Mrs. 
Harriet Gibbons, a sister of Cardi- 
nal Wright and John Haverty's 
sister-in-law, that the Class of 1930 
has a small sum of money to its credit 
sitting in a local bank. To my sur- 

prise, it amounted to more than two 
thousand dollars. I have taken steps 
through John Wissler, the Alumni 
Secretary, to convey this sum to the 
College as a gift from the Class of 
1930. • The recent Navy game 
brought back memories of 1928 
when many of us traveled to An- 
napolis to see Joe McKenney's first 
team beat the Navy in an unexpected 
6-0 victory. That marked BC's 
re-emergence into Big Time foot- 
ball. • Let's hear from you! 


Thomas W. Crosby, Esq. 
New Pond Village Suite B306 
180 Main Street 
Walpole, MA 02081 
(508) 660-1174 

With sadness, we report the death of 
Frank Romeo and extend our 
prayers and condolences to his chil- 
dren. Frank retired as a highly re- 
garded teacher from the Boston 
school system. After his retirement, 
he remained close to his associates, 
being a longtime member of the 
School Masters Bowling League. We 
all remember Frank as a true friend 
and ever anxious to join us for our 
social activities. • It is with pleasure 
we report that Maurice Downey '28 
is now a resident here at New Pond 
Village with his dog, Ping Pong — so 
there are now two of us here at this 
elderly complex; we have founded 
the BC Club of New Pond Village. • 
Recently I received a visit from 
Stephanie Thompson of the Boston 
College Development Office. 
Stephanie's visit was in the interest 
of the Joseph Coolidge Shaw Soci- 
ety. The Society takes as its name 
Joseph Coolidge Shaw, who, as a 
young man of the Unitarian faith 
converted to Catholicism and, fol- 
lowing his conversion, entered the 
Jesuit order and became an ordained 
Jesuit priest. It was back in the 1 840's 
and, due to his family wealth, it was 
necessary for him to make a will in 
which he provided a legacy to the 
Boston Jesuit Community to estab- 
lish a Jesuit college in Boston. This 
legacy was a part of the seed money 
that established Boston College in 
1843. The mission of the Society is 
to enhance the financial status of 
Boston College by members of the 
alumni (and others) by pledging a 
bequest to the College in their will. 
Mike Currant and I are most anx- 
ious to go over details to arrange 
your membership in the Society, and 
to have you join us in the interesting 
local activities of the Society. • Re- 

viewing the latest print-out of the 
class membership, it appears that 
our listed strength is 40; however, as 
there are many listed from whom we 
have not heard for a long time, this 
number might be overstated. There- 
fore, we would appreciate a tele- 
phone call or a note from either you 
or a member of your family in order 
to keep the records in order. • The 
only news that I have of a personal 
note is that your scribe is now a great 
grandfather — another milestone — 
the baby being a girl namely, Julia 
Katherine Deininger. • Hope you 
all enjoy good health during the win- 
ter months. 


Walter M. Drohan 
85 Nelson Street 
Winchester, MA 01890 
(617) 729-2899 

Be of good faith. This issue of the 
alumni magazine will take you 
through the ice and snow of Decem- 
ber, January and February into early 
March. Stay warm and cold-free in 
the meantime. • Fred Meier came 
all the way up from Delaware for the 
Hall of Fame game. He is looking 
forward to finalizing plans for our 
65th reunion in June. I know he 
would appreciate hearing from you 
should you have ideas to supplement 
the usual traditional program. Drop 
me a line, if you are so inclined, and 
I will pass your ideas along to Fred. 
• Peter Quinn reports a recent visit 
to Weston College and a talk with 
Father Leo Buttermore now in 
retirement at the Jesuit residence. 
Fr. Leo would enjoy hearing from 
fellow classmates. Drop him a note. 
•The football season began as usual 
for Ed Hurley and Gerry Kelley. 
Both have had season tickets from 
day one. Over the years, Ed and 
Gerry made their presence felt at 
most of the important alumni events. 
They were among the pioneers of 
the telethon fund raising activities 
long before today's sophisticated 
approach to raising money for the 
college came into being. While in 
college, Ed was a member of The 
Heights reportorial staff. His 
"Through the Eagle's Eye" column 
was truly a professional masterpiece. 
He has since had all his copies bound 
and offered to the University for 
archive consideration. • It's early 
March-plan to attend our class 
Laetare Sunday gathering. You will 
be maroon and gold, proud to be 
part of the more than one thousand 
loyal alumni and alumnae from all 

over the country who annually make 
this colorful event to exciting and so 
meaningful. • Stay warm and well 
until we meet on Laetare Sunday. 


John F. Desmond 
780 S. Main Street 
Centerville, MA 02632 
(508) 775-5492 


Herbert A. Kenny 
804 Summer Street 
Manchester, MA 01944 
(508) 526-1446 

The Rev. John Dillon Day, roving 
ambassador for the class, was in- 
ducted into the Knights of the Holy 
Sepulcher in St. Paul's Cathedral in 
Worcester. He later gave the invo- 
cation when eight graduates of BC 
High school were welcomed into 
the Sports Hall of Fame. John was 
an earlier inductee there and also at 
the College's Sports Hall of Fame. • 
Helen and Bill Joyce attended the 
inauguration of the Rev. William 
Leahy at Conte Forum and Copley 
Plaza as members of the President's 
Patron Circle. They had the plea- 
sure of being photographed with 
Father Leahy and Father Monan. • 
The Rev. Jack Saunders was our 
only class member to attend the 
breakfast for Father Leahy at the 
Ritz Carlton Hotel. That was in Sept. 
In Nov., he skidded on the floor at 
BC High School, broke a hip and is 
presently being rehabilitated at 
home. • Frank Noonan is also con- 
valescing at home after taking on a 


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pacemaker to slow him down a bit. • 
Leo Norton is confined to his 
Dorchester home, moving around 
on a walker. • Theodore Marier 
was honored at BC High School in 
Dec. with the Ignatius Medal. 


Edward T. Sullivan 
286 Adams Street 
Milton, MA 02186 
(617) 698-0080 

To begin with, we want to urge all 
those who have volunteered for our 
volleyball team to keep in shape dur- 
ing the winter. Go to a gym. Get in 
an exercise class. • To answer the 
most asked question among our class- 
mates, "How is Dan Holland do- 
ing?" we can reply that he is 
progressing nicely and sends his 
thanks to all for their prayers and 
concerns. • Jack Murphy, who has 
spent most of his adult life in Sacra- 
mento, CA, has not forgotten the 
natural beauties of New England. 
He brought on a special friend, Jean 
Runyon, in October for a foliage 
tour through the mountains of NH 
and VT. A couple of days in Boston 
provided an opportunity for a re- 
union with close friends, including 
Dan Holland and your correspon- 
dent. Lots of laughs for foolishness 
recalled. • We caught up with Bill 
Nash and his wife Mary, still living-as 
always on the North Shore. Bill was 
one of our more sophisticated class- 
mates, as was his pal Hank Groden. 
Their sophistication showed particu- 
larly, in the fact that they belonged 
to country clubs and were good golf- 
ers. We are happy to report that Bill 
still plays regularly at Tedesco and 
that at one point, some few years 
ago, his handicap was down almost 
to the single numbers. Bill has re- 
tired from a distinguished career in 
general surgery, practicing in all the 
leading hospitals on the North 
Shore. He and Mary had four chil- 
dren, the eldest of whom, Bill, was 
lost in a tragic accident at age 20. 
The other three, John, Paul, and 
Kathleen, have successful careers and 
have given Bill and Mary a total of 1 1 
grandchildren. • We found George 
Murphy and his wife, Elizabeth, 
happily retired to Hyannis on Cape 
Cod. George is the oldest member 
of our class, having spent several 
years studying law before entering 
BC. He and Elizabeth are both 90 
years old and in good health. He is 
looking forward to being on our vol- 
leyball team next spring. Elizabeth 
told us, very aptly, that "education" 

has been the central theme of their 
lives. Not only have they spent their 
entire careers teaching high school 
English, but they have invested their 
resources in the education of their 
three children, Paul, Elizabeth, and 
Patricia, pushing them to advanced 
degrees and successful careers. Eliza- 
beth, a patent agent, has probably 
set a special record of her own: all 
four of her children hold doctorates, 
PhDs or MDs, from places like 
Georgetown, Columbia, Yale, and 
Harvard. George and Elizabeth are 
quiet heroes who deserve to be hon- 
ored. • During the past fall, we lost 
two of our valued classmates: Joe 
Ryan from Peabody and Gerry 
Sweeney from Milford. Joe was writ- 
ten up in the last issue of this maga- 
zine, and at that time we told about 
the remarkable success he had had in 
invading the upper scientific pre- 
cincts of GTE Sylvania, armed only 
with academic credentials. We talked 
to him only weeks before he died, 
and, in retrospect, we very much 
admire the good spirits he showed, 
even though he was on an oxygen 
tube because of failing lungs. We 
share the grief of his widow, Mary. 
Gerry Sweeney might well have been 
judged Milford's number-one citi- 
zen. He had an outstanding military 
record in World War II, serving in 
combat in France; he was a popular 
teacher in the high school for 30 
years; with his wife Peg, he ran the 
most successful travel agency in 
town; he was a director of the bank, 
Grand Knight of the K of C, and a 
member of every important civic 
committee that came into being. 
Milford will miss him. We talked to 
Peg and offered our condolences. • 
If you have been out of touch, please 
call and let's talk. 


Joseph P. Keating 
24 High Street 
Natick, MA 01760 
(508) 653-4902 

Yes, your Class Correspondent is 
alive and well and still living in 
Natick! I just plain forgot to send in 
notes for the fall issue. • First off, my 
apologies to Helen and John 
Kilderry for omitting their names 
from those attending our 60th lun- 
cheon — they were very much there. 
• Brendon Shea, after a 60 year 
career at the Mt. Washington Co- 
operative Bank, retired as a director 
of the Bank in November. He previ- 
ously served as president for many 
years. • "Around-the-World-at-80" 

years — that's Tom Mahoney, this 
time in China in Oct. for an interna- 
tional meeting on aging. He and 
Phyllis met and had a conversation 
with China's Presidentjiang Zemin. 
• Phil Tracy, who had been at our 
60th luncheon, died in Oct. Phil was 
Chief Justice of the Roxbury Court 
before his retirement. Bishop 
Lawrence Riley was on the altar for 
the funeral Mass and spoke at the 
end of Mass. Among those at the 
wake and Mass were George 
Mahoney, Jack McLaughlin, Steve 
Hart and Joe Killion. Prayers and 
sympathy of the Class are extended 
to Phil's wife and family. • Sorry 
that I also have to report the death of 
two other classmates: Bob Welch of 
Arlington and Joe Harvey of 
Winthrop. Bob had been a manager 
with G.E. in Bridgeport, CT before 
retiring; Joe was a reporter for 46 
years with the Boston Globe and was 
active in town counsel for Winthrop. 
Our prayers and sympathy are of- 
fered to and for their families. • 
Brendon and I had many nice letters 
from classmates, wives and family 
members expressing thanks for the 
remembrance of our 60th that was 
sent to all those unable to be at the 
luncheon. A few of the people who 
that we heard from were: Dr. John 
Paget in Orleans and still involved 
in medicine; Jim Gibbons, retired 
from the FBI and living in Portland, 
ME; John Larkin retired as hearing 
commissioner at the District of Co- 
lumbia Superior Court and living in 
D.C.; Ed Gorman, long retired from 
the VA, now living in Bethesda, MD; 
Paul Sullivan — now living in Sun 
City Center, FL, after a career of 
many years in Nigeria with Mobil 
(Paul is still playing golf as weather 
and health allow out in Indian Hills, 
CO); Johnny Fiurnaro, still deep in 
the heart of Texas, living in Bryan; 
Frank Delear living in Centerville 
continues to write articles for Avia- 
tion History and recently had an ar- 
ticle in the Cape Cod Times on the 
famous (infamous?) World War I 
German fighter pilot, the Red Baron; 
and Lou Mercier from Westport, 
CT who sort of put the whole thing 
in perspective by writing in his letter 
"The time did go by — just as every- 
one predicted"!! • Limitation on 
space makes me stop here, but I'll 
catch up with the doings of more 
classmates next issue. Brendon and I 
want to say "thanks" for the response 
to the luncheon invite. It was great 
to hear from so many both before 
and after the luncheon — '36 has cer- 
tainly stayed together. 


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your record by phone, fax 
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drop a postcard to Boston Col- 
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More Hall 220, Chestnut Hill, 
MA 02167. 


Angelo A. DiMattia 
82 Perthshire Road 
Brighton, MA 02135 
(617) 782-3078 

As we prepare for the winter months, 
let us hope that the previous winter 
will be a thing of the past. • As you 
must imagine our class size is con- 
tinuing to get smaller. We have our 
share of classmates that have changed 
their residence since our last reunion. 
Our good Lord calls us to his heav- 
enly home. • I must regretfully re- 
port that John Crimmings of 
Arlington had a massive stroke, was 
confined to the Woburn Rehabilita- 
tion Center and, sadly, passed away 
on December 12. I'm sure I speak 
for everyone in saying the prayers 
and sympathies of the whole Class 
are with his lovely wife Peg as well as 
the whole Crimmings family. • John 
Pike is now recovering from pneu- 
monia and that takes a long time. I 
had it the latter part of Sept. • James 
Doherty has finished his duties with 
the 3 50th anniversary celebration of 
the town of Andover. He was the 
Grand Marshall, and the BC band 
serenaded him at the reviewing stand. 
• The Class had a mini reunion at 
York Harbor for Halloween, and 
the few that could attend had a good 
time. Present were Lucille and Bill 
Doherty; Joan and Tom 
McDermott; Mary and Frank 
McCabe; Anne Curtin; Rita Ford 
and Penny Sullivan; Mary 
McGunnigle; and Sheila and Jim 
Doherty. • I received a sad letter 
from Ken Carter. He lost his wife 
Marie in July. • Likewise, Joe 
Gormley of Washington, DC wrote 
that Frances R. Gormely was called 


to her eternal home on August 31. 
She had raised a lovely family. • I am 
certain that you will remember them 
in your prayers. We extend to their 
families our sincerest sympathy. • 
Let us remember our classmates that 
still need our prayers, namely 
Msgr.Bob Sennott; Msgr. John 
Kielty; Eric Stenholm. • BCingyou. 


Thomas F. True, Jr. 
37 Pomfret Street 
W. Roxbury, MA 02132 
(617) 327-7281 

On Wed., Nov. 6, we held a memo- 
rial Mass in the chapel at the New- 
ton Campus — our 58th reunion! 
Rev. John Murphy again celebrated 
the Mass. Those attending were Peg 
and Joe Home, Phyllis and Paul 
Mulkern (who is a cousin of Rev. Joe 
Kearney, SJ, EX '38), Tom 
O'Connor, Bill Finan, Tom True, 
Peter Kirslis, John Castelli and his 
wife, Dave Kimball, Dan Foley and 
his wife, Paul Schultz's widow, Dot, 
with Carolyn Bergen. Herb Scannell 
indicated that he would come, but 
was unable to make it. • Obituaries 
include Bob Fleming who died Aug. 
12. He had retired from the Navy as 
a captain and taught school in San 
Diego for 15 years. Jack Guthrie 
died in his home in Belmont on 
Sept. 25. He had been chairman of 
the Boston Stock Exchange and was 
a retired stock broker. Jim 
O'Donoghue passed away in 
Naples, FL Sept. 23; interment fol- 
lowing cremation in the Newton 
Cemetery. • Now living in Ply- 
mouth, John Gately sent his dues 
along with a note that he could not 
attend. Rev. Dick Burke, SJ, from 
Holy Cross, "Regrettably, I'm com- 
mitted on the date, Nov. 6, but will 
remember our classmates." John 
Mannix was not feeling well and 
sent regrets. Col. John O'Neill 
couldn't attend but looks forward to 
our next one. Paul Kelly sent his 
regrets and his dues. 


William E. McCarthy 
39 Fairway Drive 
W. Newton, MA 02165 
(617) 332-5196 

In the early fall, our class president, 
Paul A. Keane, called a meeting to 
discuss plans for the coming year. 
Those at the meeting were: Charlie 

Murphy, Bill McCarthy, Peter Kerr, 
Arthur Sullivan and Paul Needham. 
• In addition to the memorial Mass 
for the deceased members of our 
class in November, we plan to at- 
tend Laetare Sunday on March 9, 
and our buffet the last Sunday in 
April. • Our Memorial Mass and 
luncheon was a great success. Our 
classmate, Rev. Joseph Fallon, SJ, 
celebrated the Mass and those at- 
tending were: Gina and Bill 
McCarthy, Mary and Arthur 
Sullivan, Kay and Paul Needham, 
Natalie and Charlie Murphy, Marie 
and Peter Kerr, Florence and Paul 
Keane, Patricia and George Devlin, 
Mary and John Donovan, Winifred 
and Bill Donovan, Anne and Al 
Branca, Mary and Jim McGrath, 
Barbara and Ed Quinn, Norma and 
John McDonnell, Larry Fitzgerald, 
Eleanor Doherty, Anne Donovan, 
Kay Thompson, Marie Murphy, Ann 
Peyton and Eleanor Hart. • Son of 
Francis Brennan, John Brennan, 
CEO and president of Vanguard 
Corp., was the guest on 'Wall Street 
Week. " • I received a nice note from 
the daughter of Frank McBride, 
Eileen McBride Morglerio '77, who 
reported that a yearly scholarship is 
being awarded to a graduating stu- 
dent from Brian McMahon High 
School by the squadron in memory 
of Francis X. McBride, first com- 
mander of the U.S. Rawayton Power 
Squadron. • Congratulations to Mr. 
and Mrs. Paul W. Needham on 
their 55 th wedding anniversary. 
They recently celebrated it at a party 
hosted by their children. • Ray 
Underwood sends Christmas greet- 
ings to all his classmates from Ho- 
nolulu. • Sorry to report the passing 
of Robert Howard of Woburn, a 
retired Navy captain. Bob was a 
Naval aviator who commanded two 
carrier-based squadrons during his 
22 years of service. During World 
War II, Bob received the Navy Cross 
for "Extraordinary heroism as pilot 
of a bombing plane during action 
against enemyjapanese forces in the 
Solomon Islands" in 1942. After re- 
tiring from the Navy in 1959, he 
worked for 17 years at the Hebrew 
Rehabilitation Center in Roslindale. 
Bob is survived by his wife, Nonamae, 
and a son, Gregory. Peter Kerr sent 
a spiritual bouquet. 


Daniel ). Griffin 

170 Great Pond Road 

N. Andover, MA 01845 

The LawrenceEagleTribune for Oct. 
22 carried a full-page spread on the 
50th anniversary commemoration of 
the ordination of Rev. Allan E. 
Roche, retired pastor of St. Monica's 
Parish in Methuen. The story re- 
counted his service at St.James's 
Church in Boston as well as a long 
pastorate at St. Monica's. It told of 
Fr. Roche's many friends and ad- 
mirers, many of whom came from 
far off to join in the celebration. We 
add our congratulations to Fr. Roche 
for this notable achievement. • On 
Dec. 15, the class conducted its 
Christmas social at Alumni House. 
It was preceded by Mass at Trinity 
Chapel on the Newton Campus, fol- 
lowed by a cocktail reception and 
luncheon at Alumni House, deco- 
rated for the occasion. Mary and Bill 
Joy co-chaired the event. • Very 
sorry to report the death on Aug. 29 
of Patrick J. Rafferty, whom many 
will recall was our first class trea- 
surer and others, like myself, will 
remember was an excellent jazz pia- 
nist who gave impromptu "concerts" 
in the Tower Building lunchroom. • 
The retired VP of National Securi- 
ties and Research, Pat had been in 
failing health for several years, as his 
entry in our 50th Anniversary Re- 
port book indicated. • Also, Rev. 
Francis P. Connors, retired pastor 
of St. Joseph's Parish in Needham, 
died in St. Patrick's Manor in nearby 
Framingham. He served as pastor of 
the Needham parish from 1973 un- 
til his retirement in 1978. Prior to 
that, he served in parishes in Cam- 
bridge, Chelmsford, Natick, 
Rockland and Saugus. • On Nov. 
17, the Boston Globe reported the 
death of Dr. John T. Dalton of 
Quincy. He had maintained a pri- 
vate practice and was chief of oph- 
thalmology at Quincy Hospital. • 
Your prayers are requested for these 
and all other deceased classmates. • 
Laetare Sunday in 1997 will fall on 
March 9. As in the past, I will be your 
source for tickets to the affair. Get in 
touch with me by phone or US mail 
to reserve your tickets, which are 
$ 1 8 per person. The speaker is Irish 
peacemaker John Hume. 


Richard B. Daley 
160 Old Billerica Road 
Bedford, MA 01730 
(617) 275-7651 

Jack Callahan has been appointed 
to the Inspector General Council of 
the Commonwealth of Mass. for a 
term of three years by Gov. William 
Weld. • Msgr. Tom Finnegan, now 
retired, has informed me there is a 
strong BC alumni representation at 
daily Mass at St. Elizabeth's Church 
in North Falmouth, including Bob 
Nee '35, who claims he is the oldest 
altar boy in New England. He serves 
the Monsignor at Mass. Among those 
who attend is Pat Donovan '16; the 
college's oldest living alumnus, now 
1 02 years young. • There is a plaque 
at BC which has the names of Class- 
mates who died in World War II: 
Edwin R. Birtwell, Thomas H. Cook, 
William F. Doherty, William T. 
Donovan, JohnJ. Gallagher, Robert 
E. McGehearty, Joseph D. 
McLaughlin, Michael O'Neill, Jo- 
seph D. Shea, DanielJ. Sullivan, and 
Edward A. Walsh. Please remember 
the above Classmates in your prayers. 


Ernest J. Handy 
84 Walpole Street Unit 4-M 
Canton, MA 02021 
(617) 821-4576 

I received a letter from Jim Hawco 
stating that Saul Zusman had died 
July 28 following a stroke suffered 
New Year's Day '96. The letter con- 
tinues, "He had plenty of family and 
friends around at all times. He never 
lost his wonderful sense of humor, 
and thankfully, although limited in 
mobility, was never in great pain." 
Our sympathies to his daughter and 
son. • Sincere sympathies also to 
Leo Strumski on the Sept. 8, 1996 
death of his brother. • Kindly re- 
member Joe Sullivan in your 
prayers. Joe died Oct. 6 after a long 
bout with cancer. To his widow Ann, 
daughters Eileen andjoan, sons Paul 
and Mark, and five grandchildren 
our sincere condolences. • Jerry 
Joyce is still beaming with pride on 
the victory of his son Brian in the 
Sept. 17 primary election as Repre- 
sentative for the Seventh Norfolk 
District. It was truly a family effort. 
Brian was unopposed in the Nov. 
election. Jerry will again author the 
Class Notes for the spring issue of 
the BC Magazine due in early June. 


"Oh, he's just learned that 
Boston College is increasing its 
gift annuity rate!" 

"What's up with Ed 
these days?" 



Support Boston College and receive your first 
check with the NEW gift annuity rates March 3 1 

Ed just learned some great news about the Boston College Charitable Gift Annuity! 
Beginning in March of 1997, Boston College will be offering gift annuity rates that 
are significantly higher than in prior years. At Ed's age, 72, he will receive an annuity 
payment of 7.9 percent for the rest of his life (as compared to the old rate of 7.2 
percent). Plus, he will receive a substantial income tax deduction, and enjoy about 
half of the annuity payment as tax-free income (federal and state) for the duration of 
his life expectancy. 

If you are age 60 or older, there is no better time to join the Boston College 
Charitable Gift Annuity program. The new rates range from 6.9 percent for age 60 
to 12 percent for age 90 or older. The minimum gift is $10,000 for new participants 
($5,000 for repeat gifts). 

Yes, please tell me how I can make a gift to Boston College 
and receive an annuity for life. 

I have included Boston College in my will. 






Please include an example with my spouse as second beneficiary 

Mail to: 

Debra Ashton 

Office of Gift and Estate Planning 

Boston College 

More Hall 220 

Chestnut Hill, MA 02167 

Telephone: (617) 552-3409 
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He will appreciate any help he re- 
ceives. • From the 1994 winter issue, 
"Helen Stanton recently underwent 
reconstructive knee surgery." Deja 
vu Oct. '96. She is recuperating 
slowly in Florida. • Also in '96, the 
Class contributed over $50,000.00 
to Alma Mater. Can we improve in 
'97? • Congratulations to Polly and 
Bucky Harris who, on May 3 1 will 
have been married for 50 golden 
years. If received, details of their 
celebration will be included in the 
next issue. To the best of my knowl- 
edge, the only other golden wedding 
anniversary classwise in '97, will be 
my Helen and mine on Dec. 27. 
Please let me know if I have omitted 
anyone. • The Class was well repre- 
sented at the Oct. 1 8 inauguration of 
Rev. William Leahy as our 25th 
President. Hopefully Fr. Leahy will 
be the guest speaker at the Class 
Memorial Mass and Luncheon to be 
held June 3 as part of our 5 5th Anni- 
versary celebration. Individual no- 
tices will be sent in due time. I believe 
Jim Stanton would welcome addi- 
tional suggestions. • The Sisters of 
Life in Bronx, NY, recently dedi- 
cated a library to honor Joe Stanton. 
The facility will be known as "The 
Dr. Joseph R. Stanton Human Life 
Issues and Resource Center" and 
will house Joe's vast library on that 
subject. • If you haven't already re- 
ceived a call from Tom Hinchey 
regarding Laetare Sunday, you prob- 
ably soon will. Then again, why not 
call him at (617) 433-0745. Thanks 
to Tom, we, as a class, can be truly 
proud of our attendance record at 
the Mass and Breakfast. Let's keep it 
that way. • Alumni ballots will soon 
be distributed. Your vote is impor- 
tant. "Jack Fitzgerald continues to 
be the No. 1 contributor to this col- 
umn. He has my sincere thanks. • As 
I write this is mid Nov. 1996, the cry 
has gone up, "Wait till next year." In 
the meantime, the basketball team 
under Jim O'Brien and the hockey 
team under Jerry York have become 
forces to be reckoned with. Best of 
luck to both. 


Thomas O'C. Murray 
14 Churchill Road 
W. Roxbury, MA 02132 
(617) 323-3737 

Sadly, once again, we must begin 
with condolences, this time to Pat 
and the family of Bob Crowley of 
Springfield, who died on Nov. 1 1 . 
Bob was a Cambridge boy and one of 
the original CBA men at Newbury 

St. He was an Army vet and had 
worked for Sears for many years. 
His son Bob serves as president of 
the BC Club of Springfield. • Cardi- 
nal Law has granted retirement to 
Msgr.Bob McNeill, former pastor 
at St. Joseph's in Kingston. • King's 
College, PA has granted an honor- 
ary doctor of humanities degree to 
Rev. Jim Dole,CSC. Fr. Jim has 
left St. Pius Seminary and is associ- 
ate director at the Center for Ethics 
& Public Life at King's College. • 
After a short stay "back East", 
Fr.Tom Heath is back in Kenya 
with a full schedule, teaching at the 
senior seminary, chaplain at the 
Franciscan sisters novitiate and as 
assistant novice master at the Do- 
minican novitiate. • Despite the 
horrendous rain and wind, our an- 
nual Fall Festival, newly set as lun- 
cheon, had a good showing; out of 
54 reservations, 36 made it through 
the storm. Thanks to Bill Commane 
who celebrated our Mass, and the 
following who could not come but 
made donations: Ed Moloney, John 
Corbett and Ed Linehan. • Bar- 
bara and Jim Connolly were in Lon- 
don and sent their greetings. Agnes 
and Joe Lyons were at the BC High 
"Triple Eagle" breakfast. • Congrats 
to Tom Meagher on the birth of his 
grandson, Sean Thomas, in July. • 
Attending the Leadership Confer- 
ence in Nov. were Ernie 
Santosuosso, Ed Lambert, Joe 
O'Neil, Helen and Bob O'Meara, 
Charlotte and Bernie Henken and 
Tom Murray. Reminder of coming 
events: Eddie O'Connor's theater 
party on April 27 and, with many 
thanks to Jim Harvey, the annual 
'43 Golf Day at Way land Country Club 
on Mon., June 9; look for details to 
come. • Your correspondent has four 
volumes of the '43 50th book avail- 
able, let me know if you want one. 
Keep in touch! 


James F. McSorley, Jr. 
1204 Washington Street 
N. Abington, MA 02351 
(617) 878-3008 

As we forward our notes for printing 
in early Dec, the snow is already on 
the ground and the "snowbirds" are 
making plans for their winter down 
south. The Naples area still seems to 
be the most popular. Rita and Bill 
Corkery, Ann and Walt Fitzgerald, 
Ginny and Dr. Ed Thomas, Claire 
and Ed Boyle are among those head- 
ing there. • Ed Boyle had to post- 
pone his usual trip south until later 

because a double bypass operation 
on Oct. 2 1 developed complications. 
In Dec, Ed was recuperating and 
looking ahead to Naples and the 
warmer weather. • Remembering 
last winter, Charlotte and I plan to 
go to the Sarasota-Bradenton area 
for Feb. • Msgr. Joe Alves expected 
to meet with Krieks and Al 
McDermott who live in Washing- 
ton and then go to his usual spot in 
Deerfield Beach, FL. Joe continues 
to be a leader at the BC Institute For 
Learning In Retirement. Last se- 
mester he gave a course on "Twelve 
Who Made A Difference." • Others 
with FL addresses include Jim Cot- 
ter of Tampa, Al Dickensheid of 
Sarasota, Jack Gallagher of Key 
Biscayne, Steve Stavros of Boynton 
Beach, and Al Twomey of Cocoa 
Beach. • Fran and Tino Spatola, 
who retired in 1988, go to Vero 
Beach. Two sons, a daughter, and a 
daughter-in-law are BC grads. They 
also have 1 1 grandchildren, 10 girls 
and only one boy. • Dr. Don White, 
retired Dean of the Graduate School 
of Arts & Sciences at BC, is still 
doing some teaching and holds the 
title of professor emeritus. • Tom 
Patten's wife Ruth was recuperat- 
ing after surgery in Dec • Follow- 
ing a custom started at our 50th 
reunion, the four couples of one suite, 
Ann and Halt Fitzgerald of 
Dorchester, Marge and Paul 
Fleming of Plymouth, Kay and Jim 
Travers of Riverside, RI, and Mary 
and Bob O'Leary of Milton met in 
Newport, RI in Nov. for dinner, 
mansion tour and conversation. • 
The class was again saddened and 
sends its sympathy to the family of 
Dr. Richard Dart of Chatham and 
Naples, FL who died Oct. 27. We 
understand Bob O'Leary, Don 
White, Dr. John Duggan, Frank 
Doherty and Jim Dowd were able to 
express our sympathy by their atten- 
dance at the wake or Mass at St. 
Ignatius. Dick was born in NY and 
raised in Dorchester where he gradu- 
ated from BC High, BC, and BU 
School of Medicine in 1946. He 
served as a captain in the Medical 
Corps during the Korean war and in 
Japan from 1952 to 1954. After dis- 
charge he became chief of cardiol- 
ogy at Carney Hospital until 1977, 
and director of electrocardiology at 
St. Elizabeth's until his retirement 
in 1989. He leaves his wife, Jean 
Marie; three daughters, Eileen 
Bolesky of Southboro, Frances 
Dowd of Weston, and Joanne 
Fitzpatrick of Westwood; four sons, 
Richard Jr. of Dover, Daniel and 
Paul of New York City, and Robert 
of Canton; a brother, Joseph of 
Dorchester; and 15 grandchildren. 


Louis V. Sorgi 
5 Augusta Road 
Milton, MA 02186 
(617) 698-0623 

It is with much sympathy that I re- 
port the death of John Craig, MD 
in Waltham on May 28. All of you 
who attended Brown Univ. in the 
Navy V- 12 program will remember 
John as a very serious student but 
with a great sense of humor. He 
practiced as a pediatrician in 
Waltham for all of his career and he 
was so loved by his many patients 
and family that the city of Waltham 
had a day in his honor. • I am very 
pleased to report that Jack 
McCarthy's wife Mary Lou had suc- 
cessful knee replacement surgery and 
is recovering very nicely. • By the 
time you read these notes, Dr. War- 
ren Mills will have sung the Na- 
tional Anthem on Veteran's day in 
Los Altos, CA. You will remember 
Dr. Mills singing with his great tenor 
voice at our opening day dinner for 
our Golden Eagle weekend. • We 
had a wonderful time at our 
N.Conway, NH getaway weekend 
last September. The weather was 
superb, especially at the golf course 
where the surrounding mountains 
made us forget about our bad golf 
shots. The women enjoyed the shop- 
ping at the numerous wholesale 
brand name stores. Classmates at- 
tending were Dave Carey, Tom 
Colbert, Bud Curry, Bill Hamrock, 
Dave Hern, John Hogan, Jim 
Keenan, Jack Kineavy, Jack 
McCarthy and Paul Paget. Barbara 
Tracy and Mary Hamrock partici- 
pated in the golf and in fact helped 
Bill Hamrock and me win on the 


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first day. • We had another great 
football game dinner event on Oct. 
19 chaired by Bill Hamrock. Enjoy- 
ing the game and reception with 
spouses were Ed Burns, Jack Curry, 
Joe Figurito, Ernie Graustein, Dave 
Hern, John Hogan, Jack Kineavy, 
Archie LaFerriere, Charlie 
McKenzie and Bill Cornyn. • Talk- 
ing about football and sports in gen- 
eral, I would first like to quote what 
Father Leahy said in his public state- 
ment on Nov. 18, "I am committed 
to ensuring that Boston College both 
competes at the Division 1 level and 
maintains its academic standards." 
Remember also that your Alma 
Mater is ranked #38 of all the major 
universities in the country by US 
News magazine. We are now com- 
peting with the Ivy League, 
Georgetown and Notre Dame for 
the top students in the country. 130 
Jesuits are part of the BC Commu- 
nity, making it the largestjesuit com- 
munity in the world. It is important 
for our class to know this informa- 
tion so that we can properly repre- 
sent our Alma Mater with our social 
and business contacts. • I am sure 
that many of you remember Rev. 
Maurice Dullea SJ, faculty athletic 
moderator at BC from '46-'57. A 
committee has been put together to 
establish a named endowment fund 
of at least $50 ,000 in memory of 
Father Dullea; donations may be sent 
to the development office. • John 
Harvey writes that on August 3 1 he 
shot his age (72) at Oyster Harbors. 
Jack is a golf hall of famer. He was in 
a very serious head-on collision in 
1974 resulting in seven operations 
on his legs and arms, and 1 1 screws 
and two plates in his left arm. His 
doctor said that he would not be able 
to play golf again; Jack sent him his 
score card for his 72 round of golf on 
August 31!! • The "legends" ended 
their golf season with matches at 
Bear Hill, Cummaquid and Oyster 
Harbors golf clubs. • By the time 
you read this report we will have 
played another match in Naples, FL, 
starting the new year for '97. Talk to 
you again in the spring issue. 


Leo F. Roche, Esq. 
26 Sargent Road 
Winchester, MA 01890 
(617) 729-234° 

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M A Y 16 - 18 • 1 9 9 7 

Richard J. Fitzgerald 
P.O. Box 171 
Falmouth, MA 02556 
(508) 563-6168 

A group, including George Donelan, 
Jim Ryan, Rev. Bob Boyle, Dick 
Fitzgerald, Jim Kiley, Jim Metaggart 
and Dan Sullivan were present at 
Alumni House in November. Infor- 
mation concerning extensive plans 
for our 50th were presented, includ- 
ing the fact that comfortable suites 
are available for all, including 
spouses. • Among those planning to 
attend is Ed Naughton, our literary 
expatriate, who has made his home 
in Paris for the past 3 8 years. One of 
his stories was made into a Robert 
Airman film, "McCabe and Mrs. 
Miller." • Also heard from Dr. Bill 
Cody, who has been in practice in 
Honolulu for 40 years. He started an 
accelerated premed program in June 
of 1943, returned after the war in 
1947, then entered Tufts Medical 
School. • Paul Sullivan can be found 
at Shea Field during football season 
with his extended family. 


Rev. John H. Flynn 
212 Ross Drive 
Lynnfield, MA 01940 
(617) 593-8689 

Congratulations to our class officers 
chosen at a luncheon for members in 
Oct.! • Bill Melville is our new 
president, Jim Costello is vice-presi- 
dent, Bill Noonan is our treasurer 
and yours truly is secretary and class 
correspondent. • It is now less than 
two years until we shall be celebrat- 
ing our 50th anniversary of gradua- 
tion from Boston College. It is time 
to get things started for an event that 
we will never forget. Committees 
need to be formed and your help will 
be needed. But first, some news about 
classmates. • Our sincere condo- 
lences go to Tim Buckley on the 
recent death of his wife Margaret 
after a long illness. Tim and Marga- 
ret made their home in Wayland and 
are the parents of five children. • Bill 
Melville, Jim Costello and their 
wives, along with Bill Curley, re- 
cently attended a leadership seminar 
at BC. Bill Melville was a presenter 
during this conference on the sub- 
ject "Enhancing Class Spirit." The 
highlight of the conference was din- 
ner with our new president, Rev. 
William P. Leahy, SJ. • The grand- 

son of Paul Waters is assigned to 
the brand new destroyer, Grace 
Hopper. On the maiden voyage of 
this vessel, replete with the latest in 
electronic technology, was Paul and 
his family. The trip went between 
the Bath Iron Works and Pordand, 
ME. The speed of the vessel was 30 
knots. Seasick, anyone? • Ed 
O'Brien writes in from his home in 
Vienna, VA. Ed is a widower and is 
retired from the CIA along with five 
years in the FBI. He is currendy 
writing his family history. • Dor- 
othy O'Connell writes that her hus- 
band, John P. O'Connell died July 
30. She has requested that his class- 
mates be informed in this column 
and also that she be kept on the class 
list. That we certainly shall do, Dor- 
othy. Mayjohn rest in peace. • Chat- 
ted with Warren Watson recently. 
Warren is retired as chief librarian 
at Quincy. He keeps busy as the 
chairman of the building committee 
of the Quincy library. • I retired in 
June as Pastor of St. Maria Goretti 
parish in Lynnfield. Now I am com- 
fortably esconced in an apartment in 
the same town. Please excuse any 
early mistakes while I am getting 
used to the job! My late father, John 
H. Flynn, Sr., was president of his 
class of 1917. I can well remember 
the excitement centering on the 50th 
anniversary of graduation occuring 
in 1967. My parents fondly remem- 
bered the occasion for the rest of 
their lives. Let us of the class of 1 948 
work to achieve that same satisfac- 
tion on the occasion of our 50th! 


John T. Prince 

66 Donnybrook Road 

Brighton, MA 02135 

Although the football season wasn't 
a great success this year, our Class 
had a wonderful post-game banquet 
after the Notre Dame game on Nov. 
9. Our congratulations to Ed 
Murphy and his committee for do- 
ing a super job in making this such a 
great event. Classmates in attendance 
were: Joe Dowd, Bill Cohan, John 
Carney, Don McA'Nulty, Sahag 
Dakesian, Peter Rogerson, John 
McQuillan, Jim McEttrick, Jim 
Galvin, Joe Travers, Jim Whelton, 
Ed Kaunelis, Bill McCool, Bill 
Flaherty, Jack Waite, John Driscoll, 
and John Cahill— and also Dolly 
Abely and Dot Harney. • John 
Driscoll was presented a trophy in 
recognition of his golfing prowess 
during the past several years at the 
annual class golf tournament. 


John A. Dewire 
15 Chester Street, #31 
Cambridge, MA 02140 
(617) 876-1461 

Kenneth Robinson lives in Arling- 
ton, VA. He is the president of the 
National Association of Federal 
Credit Unions, located in Arling- 
ton. Ken has a master's in financial 
management from George Wash- 
ington Univ. Ken is a retired Marine 
Major General, possibly the only 
general officer in our class. Among 
his postings was Commanding Gen- 
eral, Camp Pendleton, CA. He is on 
the board of directors of the Marine 
Corps Historical Foundation and has 
always been active in the American 
Aociety of Association Executives. 
He is married to Marie Cormier 
Robinson; his interests include 
geneology, golf, economics and gov- 
ernment. • John M. Geaghan lives 
in Lexingon. He was in the last in- 
fantry regiment of the 26th Yankee 
Division, Gen. George Patton's US 
3rd Army in World War II. He at- 
tained the rank of tech sergeant as a 
platoon sergeant in a rifle company. 
After receiving his degree from BC 
School of Management, he attended 
Harvard Law School. After passing 
the Mass. Bar, he was employed for 
more than 40 years with Raytheon. 
He retired in '92 as deputy general 
counsel for Raytheon, and consulted 
for them through '93. • I spent al- 
most three weeks in the Orient, re- 
turning Nov. 9. Singapore was very 
hot, as it is located one degree north 
of the Equator. It surpassed 
Rotterdam, Holland as the busiest 
harbor in the world in 1989, and is 
nownumberone. Bangkok is heavily 
populated, with 10,000,000 people. 
While I was in Thailand, I visited 
the "Bridge on the Kwai." There 
were 879 US prisoners of war who 
worked on the Thai-Burma railroad. 
Most of them were survivors of the 
USS Houston, a cruiser that was 
sunk by the Japanese in the South 
China Sea in '42. There are no 
Americans in the three large cem- 
eteries, although 419 Americans per- 
ished there. Those who were not 
returned to the US were buried in 
Hawaii. Many people in Hong Kong 
look forward to their return to home- 
land China in July. I visited China in 
Oct., and, in early Nov., I took a 
three day optional tour. China has 
moved forward industrially these last 
few years. The last time I was there 
was in '81 — 15 years ago! There was 
heavy construction underway every- 
where. My next trip will be for two 


weeks in Ireland in early May. This 
time I shall go north for the first 
time. • Erratum: In the last issue, we 
missed of few of Marge and Warren 
Lewis' BC progeny. The complete 
list includes Kate '83 , Sarah '84, John 
'86, Mary '88, Meg '88, James '90 
and Robert '93. This means seven of 
their ten children have BC degrees; 
this must be a near-record! 


Mary McManus Frechette 
42 Brookdale Ave. 
Newtonville, MA 021 60 
(617) 244-8764 


Francis X. Quinn, Esq. 
1205 Azalea Drive 
Rockville, MD 20850 
(301) 762-5049 

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M A Y 16- IS 

Edward L. Englert, Jr., Esq. 
128 Col berg Ave. 
Roslindale, MA 02131 
(617) 323-1500 

The 45th got under way with a re- 
ception following tailgating at the 
Virginia Tech game. Gene 
McMorrow was chairman. Bob 
Allen, Bob Quinn, Frank Dooley, 
DickMcLaughlin, Jay Hughes, Dick 
Driscoll, Barry Driscoll, Lex Blood, 
Steve Casey, Enio DiPetro, Jim 
Mulrooney, Bert Kelley, Art Powell, 
Jack Leary, Tom Megan, George 
Gallant, Jim Callahan, Bill Heavey, 
Tom Cullinan, Bill Gauthier, Joe 
O'Shaughnessy and Ed Goulartwere 
among those present. • The Annual 
Memorial Mass in October was 
concelebrated at the Trinity Chapel 
at the Newton Campus by Rev. 
Hugh O'Regan and Rev. Joe Wil- 
son, who were assisted by John 
Kellaher, Frank McDermott and 
Gene McMorrow. It was a pleasure 
to see Liz Cronin, Frances Dineen, 
Lois Doyle, Ellen Lavin and Eliza- 
beth Lawton. Also attending were 
Jim Mulrooney, George Gallant, Dr. 
Art Powell, Paul Nolan, Gene 
McMorrow, Ed Goulart, Frank 
Dooley, Roger Connor, Jim 
Kenneally, Tom Megan, Bill 
Heavey, Charlie Sherman, Will 
Hynes, Steve Casey, Al Sexton, Fr. 
Tom Murray, Joe O'Shaughnessy, 
Tom Cullinan, and Al Perrault. • 
People ask of the whereabouts of 

classmates and the following is from 
information received on dues notes 
thus far. Roger Connor and Fr. Hugh 
O'Regan recently compiled a list of 
deceased classmates which was an 
eye-opener. Address changes were 
noticeable as retirements increase. 
Locally are Larry Sullivan, George 
Gallant, Joe Sheehan, Paul Stanton, 
Barry Driscoll, Frank McDermott, 
Lex Blood, Dr. Bob DiTullio, Fred 
Tarpey, Bill Heavey, Bernie 
O'Sullivan, Jim Kenneally, Tom 
McElroy, Fred Meagher, Bob Hart, 
Ellen Lavin, Steve Casey and Joe 
Fagan. Also staying close to their 
roots are Henry Hart, Dick Driscoll, 
Gene McMorrow, Paul Flynn, 
Howard MacRae, Pat Chard O'Neil, 
Paul Nolan, Charlie Haney, Mike 
McCarthy, Jim O'Leary, Bernie 
Dwyer, Lois Doyle, Jack Monahan, 
Tom Hannon and Elizabeth Lawton. 
• Moving out farther, we heard from 
Herb Emilson, Marshfield; Sheila 
Stanton, Norwell; Father Tom 
Murray, S. Natick; Don Shaker, 
Pittsfield; Art Powell, Holden; Tom 
O'Keefe, Carver; John Hughes, 
Westport; John P. Sullivan, Sudbury; 
Bill Newell, Topsfield; Mary 
McLaughlin, Danvers; Dr. Mary 
Haley, Hudson; Anthony Loscocco, 
Holliston and John Gleason, W. 
Boylston. Down on the Cape we 
heard from Pat Clancy and Dick 
McCabe, N. Falmouth; Jim 
Moroney, Mashpee; Alex Morgan, 
Osterville; Paul Woods, Chatham; 
and Bill Costello, Centerville. 
Charlie O'Donnell went north to 
Cape Elizabeth, ME; Bill Doherty, 
Pelham, NH; and Phil Frazier, 
Hudson; Dr. Dick Fleming is in 
Wilton, CT. Bill Killoran is living in 
Springfield, VA. • From Florida we 
heard from Frank O'Leary, who 
has moved to Davenport after retir- 
ing from All America Financial. 
Frank's house overlooks a golf course 
where he enjoys golfing daily and 
watches the fireworks display from 
Disneyworld in the evening; Al 
Arsenault, Clearwater; Nick 
Loscocco, Stuart; Dr. Rene Cote, 
Ft. Lauderdale. From Naples we 
heard from Joe Petros, Dave 
Fitzpatrick and Al Sexton, who is 
busy with class activities in that area 
now that he has given up alligator 
wrestling. • John Ricci is in 
Brookfield, WI; Ed Joyce, Randolph, 
NJ; Bob Gaughan, Alexandria, VA; 
Frank Hogan, Yardley, PA; Jim 
Stapleton, Johnson City, TN; and 
Bill Glebus, Norcross, GA. • John 
O'Connor, Dorchester, is 
semi-retired and does legal work 
when he's not sitting for his grand- 
children. • Don Shanahan, recently 
retired from teaching in Wakefield, 

where he lives. • Paul Clinton has 
moved to Osterville but spends a few 
months in Naples. Paul, who is still 
active on several boards, has three 
children and eight grandchildren. • 
From Falmouth, Jim Smith reports 
his son Terry 76 played hockey, 
Tracy earned three letters at BU; 
Kelly, Stonehill '85 is a gold medal 
figure skater, and his other son 
graduated Northeastern '80. • Rev. 
John Mclntyre, SJ is retiring from 
St. Paul's in Ottawa after 39 years 
and will return to the Province. • 
John Kastberg, Valhalla, NY, is 
looking forward to seeing us at the 
45 th in the spring. • Dick Mayo has 
retired and now lives in St. Peters- 
burg. • Bob Trimper, Sudbury, is 
still teaching finance at Northeast- 
ern. • Pat and Jack Leary moved to 
Hampton, NH, and recently became 
grandparents to twin boys. • Paul 
McPherson, Stamford, CT, was 
recently elected to the governing 
board for publications of the Ameri- 
can Chemical Assoc. • Joe 
Cunningham, Crofton, MD, com- 
mented on the list of deceased mem- 
bers and noted that Gerald O'Hara, 
a navy pilot, was killed in a crash in 
Florida years ago. • Larry J. 
Sullivan, Rowland Heights, CA, vis- 
ited Ireland recently, has eight grand- 
children, is now retired, and still 
plays slow pitch Softball. • Dick 
Bangs, Winthrop, served six years 
as selectmen there and has six grand- 
children. • Tim Thornton sent re- 
gards from W. Covina, CA. • Al 
Casassa, Rye Beach, NH, said he 
enjoyed golfing recently with Jack 
Leary, Tom Cullinan and Joe 
O'Shaughnessy. • Gerry Beaulieu, 
Potomac, MD, spends his time trav- 
eling, gardening and grandson sit- 
ting. • Joe Carr, Middleton, RI, has 
been happily retired for 1 1 years. • 
Arm Preston, Boston, retired as 
clinic executive at the State Depart- 
ment of Health. Ann was instru- 
mental in filming a documentary that 
was broadcast nationwide. • Joe 
Shay, Southboro, has six grandchil- 
dren and is still working at House of 
Bianchi and Ken's Salad Dressing. • 
Mike Roarke has retired from pro- 
fessional baseball and is living in 
Cranston, RI. • Dan Callanan, 
Beverly, is now retired and enjoys 
walking the beach at Beverly Cove. • 
Paul Smith sold his home in North 
Carolina and is moving to Osterville. 
•Jeri and Frank Hennessy, Ludlow, 
VT, recently took a long motor trip 
hitting 26 states , and met up with 
Bill and Rose Glebus in Atlanta. • 
George Cyr, Towson, MD, has re- 
tired from the insurance business 
and spends time between his homes 
in Maine and Maryland and still en- 

joys skiing. • Jack Murray, Syra- 
cuse, is surrounded by 1 1 grandchil- 
dren with more to come. • Gene 
Tinory, W. Roxbury, is looking for- 
ward to the upcoming events for the 
45th, as is Bill Gauthier, who has 
been a faithful follower, journeying 
down from E. Longmeadow for 
many functions. • Paul Ennos, se- 
nior VP, will soon be retiring from 
Wausau Insurance Co. in Wiscon- 
sin. • Tom McGowan recently vis- 
ited Mary and Jim Nichols in Tustin, 
CA. • Bob Saleski, Williamsburg, 
VA, travels to Vail, CO for skiing. • 
Dave Sullivan sent regards from N. 
Olmstead where he is retired. 

• Kathryn Hart Kahle, Millbrae, 
CA, retired in '93 after 36 years of 
nursing at Kaiser Permanente in 
North Carolina. • Pauline V. Devitt 
Grasso, Manhattan Beach, CA was 
recently elected treasurer of Behav- 
ioral Health Services in Gardena, 
CA, where she is on the board of 
directors. • Tom O'Malley, 
Carmichael, CA, is looking forward 
to coming here in May for the 45th. 

• Among those attending the BC- 
Miami game were Al Sexton, Jack 
Donovan, Bernie O'Sullivan, Lois 
Doyle, Barry Driscoll and Jim 
Mulrooney. • Bob Kincade is living 
in Sarasota and visits his daughter in 
Boston when he can. • In Nov., a 
luncheon was held at Alumni House 
for the women of '52. Pat Chard 
O'Neil and Pat Foley made ar- 
rangements and among those attend- 
ing were Annette Lawless Lyons, 
Ann J. Hanson, Marilyn Mcintosh 
Curtin, Mary Jane O'Connor 
Garbutt, Isabel Markey Gallagher, 
Beatrice Ames, Mary Conway Haley, 
Genevieve Doonan Tyrell, Coleen 
Sampson, Mary Fallon McCabe, 
Betty Doherty and Phyllis Dustin 
Smith. • The Class extends its sym- 


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to-date on friends, classmates 
and BC happenings. You can 
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pathy to the family of Gerry Cleary 
who passed away recently. Gerry was 
an active member of the class and we 
will miss him. • Also, to Henry 
Keefe of Everett, whose, wife, Joan, 
was killed while on vacation in Alaska 
on a tour plane to Mt. McKinley. • 
Condolences also to Diane and John 
Delmonte on the sudden death of 
their daughter, Margo, in Oct. Please 
remember them in your prayers. • 
This will be the last publication be- 
fore the May reunion and we urge 
you all to make every effort to attend 
the events scheduled. You'll be noti- 
fied later but perhaps you can call a 
classmate and make plans to attend. 


Robert W. Kelly 
98 Standish Road 
Watertown, MA 02172 
(617) 926-0121 

Although the weather had been cold, 
a good group gathered for our sec- 
ond annual memorial Mass Nov. 1 6. 
We were rewarded with a heart- 
wrenching victory over Temple, a 
devout Mass, and a delicious and 
spirited dinner afterwards. The read- 
ings at the Mass were done by Bob 
Jones, John McCauley and Jim 
Whooly. Jim Willwerth presented 
the prayers of the faithful, while 
Barbara and Austin Smith brought 
forth the gifts. Father Larry 
Drennan said the Mass, and in his 
homily offered a future of hope won 
by Christ's victory over death, thus 
ensuring ultimate victory for those 
who believe and follow his teach- 
ings. • At dinner, BC trustee Dick 
Horan offered some thoughts about 
the gambling scandal; the over- 


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whelming opinion of those 
assmebled appeared to the that "this 
too shall pass." Larry Drennan 
shared similar thoughts, which he 
encountered at a recent Alumni 
Board of Directors meeting. • Paul 
Coughlin, who attended the Alumni 
Leadership Conference earlier in the 
month, shared the following: BC 
will have between 1 6,000 and 1 7,000 
applications again this year; the qual- 
ity of the students entering the Class 
of 2001 remains high, with average 
SATs inching up every year. The 
graduation rate for the most recent 
four-year class was 85%; our ath- 
letes, in fact, achieve a higher rate. 
BC is in a strong financial position. 
BC established a leading position 
among colleges and universities for 
its advanced planning, aiming to save 
$2 5 million by cost-cutting over five 
years. Our competitors for the Class 
of 2001 have changed to include 
almost all of the Ivy League schools, 
Georgetown, Notre Dame and Holy 
Cross. A higher academic level ex- 
ists at BC, and in spite of a growing 
endowment, greater scholarship aid 
will be needed to meet the needs of 
incoming students. • Recently had a 
conversation with Richard L. Kelly, 
who retired from IBM several years 
ago. He then pursued and earned a 
PhD from Temple Univ. in commu- 
nications, and is now in his second 
career teaching at Drexel Univ. and 
doing some consulting. • Janet Irons, 
wife of Bob Irons, informed me that 
she is doing a quilt for our 50th 
anniversary celebration in 2003 . We 
all signed a copy of the guest list 
along with a copy of the Mass pro- 
gram for inclusion in this project. 
She would appreciate any pictures 
or programs from earlier events. She 
promises to return them promptly. 
Janet's address is 33 Morningside 
Drive, Norwood, MA 02062. 


David F. Pierre 

PO Box 72 

Prides Crossing, MA 01965 

(508) 927-1149 

Back in Nov., the Class attended a 
Memorial Mass at the Newton cam- 
pus chapel to remember our departed 
classmates and their spouses. A din- 
ner reception was held afterwards. 
The group was well represented from 
the local area. Based on the success 
of this occasion, we are optimistic 
that we can obtain an even greater 
participation in the future. Those in 
attendance included: Frank andjoan 
Patchell, Lou and Lori Torino, Frank 

and Judy Bonarrigo, Dave and Linda 
Pierre, John Curtin, George and 
Nancy Seaver, Jim and Mary Jean 
Coughlin, Jack Duggan, John Ford, 
Bill and Mary Kelly, Gerry and Mary 
McCourt, Frank Flannery and Dan 
and Margaret Miley. John Keogh 
was present in remembrance of June 
Dunfey. Bea McDevitt and her 
daughter, Lynn Palmer, were present 
in remembrance of George 
McDevitt, and Sue Andrews was 
present in remembrance of Tom 
Andrews. The Mass was celebrated 
by the Rev. Paul White, Parochial 
Vicar of the Boston Archdiocese. 
He was assisted by priests who are 
also BC grads: the Rev. John J. 
Wallace, a missionary with the Sons 
of Mary Help of the Sick; the Rev. 
Paul A. MacDonald, Pastor of the 
Sacred Heart Church in Weymouth; 
the Rev. Edward Keohan, admin- 
istrator of St. Mary's Church in Sa- 
lem and chaplain of the North Shore 
Medical Center; and William J. 
Cullen, SJ, a teacher at Nativity 
Prep in Boston. (This particular 
school offers a highly concentrated 
education for grades five through 
eight to inner-city boys. It demands 
total involvement by their parents. 
Those who meet success are given 
the opportunity to attend BC High. 
The school is staffed by several Je- 
suit volunteers who are recent gradu- 
ates of BC. They give one year to 
this program. We should be very 
proud of Boston College's partici- 
pation in this.) • In late fall, a Lead- 
ership Conference was held on the 
campus to discuss the future direc- 
tion of BC as well as the desire for 
closer ties with the alumni. Dan 
Miley and Bill Kelly participated 
with their wives. • The spring 
mini-reunion will take place in May 
on the Cape. Hope you can attend. 


Marie J. Kelleher 
12 Tappan Street 
Melrose, MA 02176 
(617) 665-2669 

Our news is very limited for this 
column. There are three retirements. 
John Vozella has retired from the 
Charles Murphy Insurance Co. and 
is looking forward to spending more 
time with his family. Both Ruth 
Henning Sweeney and Doris 
Frediani have retired from distin- 
guished careers in nursing. Ruth 
spent most of her career at the 
Bedford VA Hospital, and Doris was 
influential in guiding student nurses 
along the path to becoming profes- 

sional nurses by teaching at 
Catherine Laboure School of Nurs- 
ing. • Your faithful correspondent 
had a wonderful experience in Oct. I 
had the opportunity to meet Mary 
Robinson, the President of Ireland 
at a breakfast held in her honor, at 
the Ritz Carlton Hotel. • Peggy 
Francis Calloe has moved and is 
now living in Sharon. She is cur- 
rently working at the Ellis Nursing 
Center in Norwood. • I met Bar- 
bara Flory at a political debate this 
fall. Barbara is the managed care 
chairperson for the Mass. Alliance 
for the Mentally 111. • She told me 
that Joan Sexton Callahan's son 
Sean was recently married, and that 
Mary Rose McCarthy and Gail 
Maguire were going to take a trip to 
Europe which would include Paris, 
Spain, etc. • Congratulations to 
Giles Mosher. He was honored at 
the American Liver Foundation's 
seventh annual "All Star Tribute" in 
Sept. • Nursing graduates: don't for- 
get to plan for the golden jubilee of 
the School of Nursing on April 4 & 
5. 1 can guarantee a wonderful pro- 
gram, excellent food and, to close 
the day, a beautiful liturgy. What a 
wonderful way to share a day, by 
coming together as a community, 
sharing warmth of reminiscences, 
breaking bread together and then, 
receiving Christ through His bread 
and wine. Remember what Fr. G. 
told us "we are the hands of Christ, 
He has no other hands but ours." 
This was from his capping address 
to us in 1953. • BCing you there. 


Jane Quigley Hone 
425 Nassau Ave. 
Manhasset, NY 11030 
(516) 627-0973 

On a recent trip to New England, 
Frank and I visited Mike and Pat 
Mitchell. I took our class scrapbook 
from Pat and discovered some news 
of classmates which hasn't been writ- 
ten about; it is two years old but it is 
an update: Kuniko O'Hara and hus- 
band live in Tokyo as do their two 
daughters and their husbands and 
children. Kuniko enjoys babysitting. 
• Bob and Francie Diebboll live in 
Washington, MI and have a pottery 
shop at their home. Bob and son 
Bruce work full time making and 
decorating pottery. Mother of eight 
and grandmother of five, Francie is 
busy working at a local school in 
development and alumni informa- 
tion, and volunteering her time and 
talents in several other places (as 


always). • Patty Barrett Hubbard 

and Robert live in NYC. She has 
retired from her travel agency job 
after many years. Robert is a corpo- 
rate lawyer. • Flo Connolly Barnes 
and Earl live in Sharon, CT. Patty 
and Flo have been unable to attend 
our reunions. Perhaps next time? • 
Pat Donovan McNamara and Leon 
live in Westport, CT and have an 
antiques appraisal and estate sale 
business. We hope to hear news of 
their three sons. • We also visited 
and stayed with Robbie Sweeney, 
Newton '62 , who owns and manages 
Austin Hill Inn in W. Dover, VT. 
She would welcome any Newton or 
Boston College friends. • In April I 
hosted a get-together of 75 Newton 
grads. • In July, our 7th grandchild, 
Aiden Q. Hone, was born to Tom, 
BC '86, and wife Dawn who are both 
graduates of St. John's Law School 
and work in NYC. 


Steve Barry 
n Albamont Road 
Winchester, MA 01890 
(617) 729-6389 

Fortieth Anniversary Celebration, 
Part III: Bob Halloran had news on 
several classmates. Frank Greco, 
father of six, is still in medicine in 
L.A., and a mainstay in a popular 
choral group there. Bob says Frank 
traveled the longest distance, but 
I'm told that Sister Teresa Ber- 
nard Daly, SND came from Austra- 
lia. If anyone can verify this, please 
let me know. • Guy Rizza of 
Rockport retired from Exxon five 
years ago to concentrate on his topi- 
ary and water-colors. • Tom 
Costello, living in Cincinnati with 
his wife, Dera, and family, still works 
in the paper business but continues 
his interest in the Garibaldi period 
of Italian history. • Will Jackson, 
retired as national sales manager 
from Avery-Dennison, has turned 
to golf as a substitute for business 
aggravations. • In delivering the 
commencement speech at Penn State 
last June, John Moore told the 
graduating class that our commence- 
ment speaker, Sen. John F. Kennedy, 
challenged us to serve society, and 
called on them to do the same. • Bob 
also chatted with Pat Cahill, Jim 
Barry, who has retired from 
NYNEX, and Jerry Quinn, who is 
still "constructing." • Alan 
Beresford, in from Chicago for his 
first reunion, was planning to move 
to the Cape during the summer of 
'96. (Bob Halloran says all are wel- 

come and rates will be posted. What 
does Alan say about this?) • In other 
news, Donald Brack retired from 
NEC and took over a bed and break- 
fast place, the Henry Crocker House 
in Barnstable Village on Cape Cod. 

• Marie and I were present when 
Rev. Francis Irwin, pastor of St. 
Agnes Parish in Arlington, was con- 
secrated an auxiliary bishop of the 
Boston Archdiocese on Sept. 17. I 
had the pleasure of telling him that 
the class committee had voted to 
purchase a second cassock for him, 
which he appreciated even more 
because his was soaked from the rain 
that day. • Speaking of rain, you may 
recall the massive Northeaster that 
deluged New England on Oct. 20. 
Fellow Winchesterite Charlie 
Roche told me after the Syracuse 
game that his company in Lowell 
called a southern supplier because a 
delivery was late. The supplier had 
heard that the Scalley Dam in 
Woburn might let go, and didn't 
want to lose a truck in the flood. The 
little dam held, but Winchester cen- 
ter businesses lost electricity and 
heating, and the high school was 
closed for eight weeks. • At the game, 
Connie Regolino sat with her 
brother, sister-in-law, and niece (she 
cheered for Syracuse!). At the recep- 
tion afterward, Lucille and Jack 
Kennedy told me they have two 
new grandsons, Colin James and 
Jacob John Kennedy, for a total of 
six, so I told them that Marie and I 
have added a grandson and grand- 
daughter for a total of three. • Joe 
Hynes stopped in on his way to 
meet Dan McDevitt for dinner. Dan 
was watching the Breeder's Cup 
horse race elsewhere. We also saw 
Joe Danieli, Jack McCarthy and 
Mary, Joe Connor, and Mary and 
Tom Stouter. • Dan and Carolyn 
Foley missed the game, because they 
finally went to Korea to visit their 
daughter and her family. (The trip 
was postponed last spring when 
Carolyn injured her knee.) • Frank 
Odium, DDS of Andover has re- 
tired from dentistry after 34 years. 
He and Marjory plan to travel and 
return to school (never too old to 
learn). Their three children are BC 
graduates — Frank and Jim from the 
Carroll School of Management and 
Colleen with a mathematics degree. 
Frank, who has been in BC's Blue 
Chips and Hall of Fame activities, 
had the privilege of handingjim his 
degree at commencement last June. 

• Those of you with fond memories 
of Rev. Maurice Dullea, SJ, may be 
interested in contributing to a me- 
morial fund to be used to award a 
scholarship in his name to a well- 
rounded student athlete. • Please 

remember our classmates who may 
be ill or who have gone to their 
reward. • Please keep the letters and 
calls coming; it's a pleasure to hear 
from you and pass the news along. 


Patricia Leary Dowling 
39 Woodside Drive 
Milton, MA 02186 



Francis E. Lynch 
27 Arbutus Lane, P.O. Box 1287 
W. Dennis, MA 02670 
(508) 398-5368 

Our first 40th Reunion event was 
held on Oct. 26, BC-Syracuse game, 
and was a great success from start to 
finish. A special liturgy followed the 
game and was concelebrated by Rev. 
Gerald Kelly, MM, Rev. Joseph 
R. Fahey, SJ and Rev. Eugene P. 
Sullivan. • The post-game recep- 
tion was well attended with the fol- 
lowing classmates present: Norma 
Cacciamani, James Cantwell, Larry 
Chisholm, Ed Coakley, Paul 
Cochran, Brother John Collins, 
Donald Connors, Kay Cotter, Bill 
Cunningham, Paul and Jim Daly, 
Jim Devlin, Dick Dowling James 
Doyle, Martin J. Dunn DMD, Don 
Emello, John Erickson, Rev. Joseph 
R. Fahey, SJ, Neil Fitzgerald, Charles 
Fox, John Harrington, Thomas 
Harrington, George Hennessy, 
Mary Lou Hogan, Larry Hojlo, Rob- 
ert Huber, Fred Iarrabino, Fred 
Kelley, Rev. Gerald Kelly, MM, Peg 
Kenney, Don Kenney, Frank Lynch, 
John MacGillvary, Jim Maguire, 
Paul McAdams, Dave McAvoy, 
Myles McCabe, Ellen McCarthy, 
Tom McDonald, Frank McManus, 
Paul McNulty, Bill McQueeney, 
Eddie Miller, Leo Morrissey, Pat 
Mullin, George Murphy, Paul 
O'Leary, Paul Shiel, Marilyn Smith, 
Anna Mary Dooley Stewart, Rev. 
Eugene P. Sullivan, Bill Sullivan, 
Bob Tiernan, Bill Tobin, Jim and 
Betty Turley, Bob Wilcox and John 
Wissler. One of the highlights at our 
dinner was a surprise visit from Rev. 
William P. Leahy SJ, the new Presi- 
dent at BC. Rev. Joseph R. Fahey, SJ 
introduced Fr. Leahy to all our class- 
mates and guests. Many thanks, Fr. 
Leahy, for your extended visit. It 
was a super turnout of people along 
with seeing so many new faces. • We 
are on our way to a splendid reunion 
year. Other reunion events coming 

up include: a winter hockey event on 
Jan. 24, BC-UMass at Conte Fo- 
rum; Laetare Sunday, March 9; a St. 
Patrick's Weekend in Newport, RI, 
March 14-16; and a special Fenway 
Park Family Fun Day on April 27. 
Commencement Week will include 
the following events: a Golf and 
Tennis Day at the Charles River 
Country Club with cocktails and din- 
ner to follow at the Woodland Golf 
Club in Newton .Bill Cunningham, 
our chairman for this event, says 
there will be a limited number of 
golf starts, so get your entry in early 
or contact Bill directly at (617) 
461-1160. Friday, May 16 is BC 
Night at the Pops and our Class 40th 
Reunion Dinner is May 17. Various 
class mailings will be made outlining 
these events. • Bob Adams retired 
to Sun City West, AZ after 35 years 
with GE Medical & International. • 
Kathleen Bresnahan has retired 
after 33 years of teaching, and is 
busy running the Ship's Lantern 
Village & Gift Shop in North 
Eastham on Cape Cod. • Ed 
Buccigross lives in Plymouth. Ed 
had been affiliated with the National 
Football Hall of Fame in Canton, 
OH. He also has been running the 
the NFL Hall of Fame Scholarship 
Dinner each year. Ed, in his younger 
days, was an outstanding quarter- 
back with the South Boston 
Chippewaws. • Norma Cacciamani 
and husband, Vin, have been mar- 
ried for 38 years, and have recently 
traveled to Russia and Finland. • 
James E. Carrier lives in Saco, ME 
and is a consulting chemist and 
project administrator with Jones 
Beach Engineers in NH. • Larry 
Chisholm underwent successful sur- 
gery last November and at this writ- 
ing is almost up-to-speed. • Richard 
Clarke retired from Raytheon last 
Aug. after 24 years. Dick had been 
director of the western region for 
corporate marketing in L.A. • Phil 
Considine of Woburn sends his best 
to all. • James F. Daly and his wife, 
Jane, enjoyed the recent Alumni 
Association's trip to Hawaii. Jim's 
youngest daughter, Katie, is a me- 
chanical engineer with Boston Sci- 
entific and daughter, Beth, is an 
attorney with Perkins, Smith & 
Cohen in Boston. Son, Jim, is a op- 
erations mgr. with Selectron in 
Milpitas, CA. • George J. Day, Jr. 
is a retired division head from Bos- 
ton Edison and has now joined the 
Dept. of Justice, INS, as an analyst. 

• Peter A. Donovan is in his 30th 
year as a professor at BC Law School. 

• Bill Doyle is the director of the 
Center for Materials for Informa- 
tion Technology and the MINT 
Chair in the dept. of Physics at the 



University of AL. • Bill Dunn re- 
tired from UMass/Lowell where he 
worked for 33 years as director of 
fiscal affairs and as director of rev- 
enue. • Tony Folcarelli retired as 
president of the United Way of Cali- 
fornia. Tony still wears his '56-'57 
football jacket — the first time The 
Gold Key Society gave free jackets 
to the football squad. Hope to see 
you, Tony, at our 40th. • Robert W. 
Garrity is VP of Global Business 
Access, Ltd., an international con- 
sulting group of former foreign ser- 
vice officers. Bob is also VP of The 
Pacific Institute, a think-tank in the 
Bethesda,MDarea. • Jim Haley has 
been retired for the last three years 
and is enjoying the good life in 
Edgewater, FL. • Al Hamel's wife, 
Marilyn, has notified the Class that 
Al passed away in July '94. Al was a 
former research and development 
chemist. He has four children with 
both a son and daughter being gradu- 
ates of BC. • Frank Higgins and 
wife Ellen still live in Hingham. 
Daughter Jeanne is '87 while son 
Bill is Colby '93. Son Brian is a 
senior at Williams College where he 
is a football captain. • Joseph Fagan 
is semi-retired after 25 years with 
DuPont and more recently seven 
years with Ausimont USA. Joe wants 
to be especially remembered to all 
his chemistry major classmates. • 
Gerald J. Hooley is retired and 
living in San Antonio, TX. • Tho- 
mas P. Johnson was recently ap- 
pointed professor at Florida 
International Univ., graduate level, 
at Broward County campus. • Rev. 
Edward M. McMahon has been 
pastor of St. Mary's Church in 
Billerica since '89. • Frank 
McManus is back as sales mgr. of 
Raytheon Marine after 1 7 years with 
Datamarine on Cape Cod. "Joseph 


Have you recently moved, 
changed jobs or gotten mar- 
ried? Call us to update your 
record so we can keep you up- 
to-date on friends, classmates 
and BC happenings. You can 
call (617) 552-3440 to change 
your record by phone, fax 
(617) 552-0077, e-mail, or 
drop a postcard to Boston Col- 
lege Information Services, 
More Hall 220, Chestnut Hill, 
MA 02167. 

D. McCloskey has retired from the 
Boston Public School system after 
3 6 years. • William E. McOueeney 
has a new granddaughter, Carolyn 
Rose Kearney; parents are Maureen 
and Kevin Kearney of Oceanport, 
NJ. • Edward F. Murphy retired 
from Boston Edison last July. • 
Eddie Miller does some consulting 
work with Gilbane Building Co. of 
Providence after spending many 
years at BC in various capacities, 
including director of sports public- 
ity. Eddie and his wife Patti live in 
Milton and have 14 grandchildren. • 
Rev. J. Brendan Nally just cel- 
ebrated his 40th anniversary as a 
priest and is pastor of Our Lady of 
the Rosary in Clinton. • Richard J. 
O'Brien is VP at Wood Enterprises 
in Canton. Two of his four children 
are graduates of BC. • James Turley 
was awarded the Outstanding Ser- 
vice Award by the N.E. Association 
of School Superintendents at their 
recent annual meeting. Jim is the 
AVP for Academic Affairs at Rhode 
Island College and dean of the gradu- 
ate school. He is also chairman of 
our Class 40th anniversary program. 

• Robert J. Tiernan is still driving 
his homemade 193 7 Jag replica. Bob 
teaches physics part-time at Salem 
State College and is also affiliated 
with Sanders in Nashua, NH. • 
Thomas L. Wheelen was awarded 
a Fulbright Scholarship to Ireland. 
Tom co-authored "Essentials of Stra- 
tegic Management - 1st edition. " and 
"Strategic Management and Business 
Policy - 5th edition. " • John Wissler 
recently visited Maurice Mo 
Whalen in Washington, DC. Mo is 
a VP and principal with the 
Barrington Consulting Group. His 
classmate bride, Brenda McCarthy, 
is an experienced and much-ac- 
claimed career director at Langley 
High School in McLean, VA. Brenda 
and Mo have had one child attend 
BC. Mo promises that they will be 
on hand for our big "40th" in May. • 
Cecelia M. Young of New Port 
Richey, FL, is retired and finds trav- 
eling as one of her hobbies. • Two 
classmates recently died: Al Bugala, 
who was one of the military veterans 
in our class, passed away last Oct. 27 
in Long Island. Al had been a teacher. 

• A few days later on Oct. 3 1 , Dick 
Herb left us. Dick had lived in 
Duxbury with his wife, Bonnie, until 
she passed away a few years ago. • 
John A. Neagle, II also passed away 
on Oct. 20. The Class extends its 
prayers and condolences to these 
families. • Just a reminder to send in 
your $25 Class dues. Your financial 
support will go a long way in making 
our 40th a most memorable one. 
Dues should be remitted to Bill 

Tobin, 181 Central St., Holliston, 
MA 01746. • In summary, our 40th 
Reunion is a very special and mean- 
ingful one for each of us. The time 
has flown by since our early days at 
BC. Wherever possible, the Class 
board hopes that each of you will be 
able to attend Reunion events. We 
have a great Class with a lot of cama- 
raderie in our ranks. Make it happen 
and let's have a great turnout. If you 
have any questions, please feel free 
to call me, work: (508) 830-5000, 
Ext. 2002, home: (508) 398-5368. In 
the meantime, have a very Happy, 
Healthy and 40th Reunion year. 



MAY 16 ■ 18 ' 


Marjorie L. McLaughlin 
139 Parker Road 
Needham, MA 02194 
(617) 444-7252 


David A. Rafferty, )r. 
33 Huntley Road 
Hingham, MA 02043 
(617) 749-3590 

I received a nice note from Ellen 
Every Yavel from her home in 
Manhasset, NY. She and her hus- 
band, Bob, are the proud grandpar- 
ents of their first grandchild, Jackson 
Cantrell, born to their daughter 
Rowin and son-in-law Steve. Rowin 
graduated from Brown in '88 and 
UC at Irvine. She is a psychiatrist at 
UCLA Medical Center, while Steve 
is a doctoral candidate at USC. 
Ellen's eldest daughter Regina 
graduated from Brown in '87 and is 
a 3rd year medical student at SUNY 
Brooklyn. Son David is a senior at 
Hofstra Univ. and husband, Bob, 
continues to practice dentistry in 
Queens. Ellen has resumed her 
teaching career at an inner city school 
in NY after 29 years at home as a 
mother/community volunteer. Ellen 
and family look forward to their sum- 
mers in Harwichport. • Joan Down- 
ing Lachance is the proud 
grandmother of Ned Lachance 
Lauber, son of Andrea Lachance '84. 
• Gerry Spencer, living in Lynn, is 
looking for Roger Aube, J. Sullivan 
and other "vets" from '58. • Sr. 
Frances Farrell, living in Fall River, 
is engaged in the "Asian Friendship 
Network" ministering to Cambo- 
dian families. • George Rioseco 
continues to practice family and cos- 
metic dentistry with his son Robert 
'87 in White Plains, NY. George has 

four granddaughters. • Bob 
Kavanaugh, living in Pittsburgh, 
recently retired after 38 years with 
Arthur Andersen. Son Tom is a fresh- 
man at BC. • Mary Denise O'Brien 
Dunn is a 5th/6th grade reading 
specialist in Chelmsford. Husband 
Bill ' 5 7 recently retired from UMass/ 
Lowell. • Lois Zeramby and Paul 
Shea, and Bernardine and Bo Strom 
helped celebrate Bill's retirement at 
the Bay Tower Room on Sept. 14. 
Lois, living in Holliston, reports that 
she cannot believe we have been out 
of BC for 40 years; She feels 32! 
Also, at the party were Fred Donovan 
and Mary Watts Donovan '59 (Fred 
is a UMaine Black Bear). • Bill 
McGurk retired from the practice 
of clinical psychology in August, sold 
his house in Bristol, RI, and now 
spends half his time living on his 
boat and the other half in his post 
and beam farmhouse in Prince Ed- 
ward Island, Canada. Bill and Ann 
have two grandsons, with two more 
grandchildren on the way. Visitors 
are welcome at Vernon Bridge, RR 
#2, PEI, Canada COA-2EO; phone: 
902-651-2148. • Bill O'Brien, re- 
tired and living in Yardley, PA, is 
spending the winters with his bride 
at Bonita Bay, FL. • Charlie 
McGowan, living in Pembroke, re- 
cently retired from teaching math at 
Plymouth North HS. • Elizabeth 
Cook DiMilla, living in 
Framingham with husband, Vin, are 
enjoying his retirement from 
Sudbury Schools Administration by 
having their five children through 
college and pursuing their desire to 
travel. They recently returned from 
16 days in Scandinavia. • Jack 
Murray, MD, practicing pediatrics 
in Burlington, VT, sacrificed some 
of his precious time by recently at- 
tending the Annual Irish and Ameri- 
can Pediatric Society Meeting in 
Dublin where he did a scientific qual- 
ity assessment of Guiness Stout. • 
Ron Ghiradella, living in N. 
Merrick, NY, retired after 33 years 
as a teacher, 28 with the Bellmore/ 
Merrick Central HS District. He 
also retired as a commander in the 
Naval reserve. 


Sheila Hurley Canty 

P.O. Box 386 

North Falmouth, MA 02556-0386 



Robert P. Latkany 
5 Harding Drive 
Rye, NY 10580 
(914) 835-4285 

The City of Boston's vast Transpor- 
tation Dept. has been a troubled 
office for quite some time. Mayor 
Thomas Menino has taken a giant 
step toward solving the 
long-standing problems of this be- 
leaguered department by selecting 
one of our own to become Commis- 
sioner of Transportation for the City 
of Boston: John Magee. Previous 
experience for John in this field was 
as a deputy administrator of the Na- 
tional Highway Traffic Safety Ad- 
ministration in Washington, DC. 
He then moved on to a top position 
for that agency in Cambridge. Most 
recently, he managed safety grants 
for the State of Maine at a federal 
traffic agency also in Boston. This is 
no small task, managing a staff of 
close to 500 employees. Since taking 
over, the indefatigable Magee has 
been seen leaving the office after 
midnight on more than one occa- 
sion. This multifaceted position deals 
with, among many other things, traf- 
fic, snowstorms, electrical storms, 
flooding, parking, construction rout- 
ing, and coordination with state and 
local police and of course the mayor's 
office. It is a job, which can be 
handled by a tremendous problem 
solver, hard worker, team player and 
quick decision maker. John has all of 
these attributes. BC and in particu- 
lar, the Class, wishes Commissioner 
John Magee great success in his new 
position. • I just received the inau- 
gural issue of Religion and the Arts-z 
journal from BC, edited by Prof. 
Dennis Taylor. It is fabulous! The 
journal is a quarterly and costs $30 
per year. Send your check to: Reli- 
gion and the Arts, Editorial Office, 
Boston College, 2 5 Lawrence Street, 
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167, Atten- 
tion: Dennis Taylor, and tell him 
you are with the Class of 1 959. Good 
luck to Prof. Taylor on this great 
publication. • John Lane, Jr. and 
his wife, Jo Ann, live in Richmond 
Heights, OH. He retired in July af- 
ter teaching for 3 5 years in the Cleve- 
land Public School System; Jo Ann 
continues to teach biology at 
Cleveland's St. Ignatius HS (Ohio's 
state football power). Their son, Fa- 
ther J.T. Lane, SSS, recently re- 
turned to live in the nearby national 
headquarters of the Blessed Sacra- 
ment Congregation and is the new 
vocation director. • Pauline and Bill 
Cratty live in Oakton, VA. Bill works 

across the border in Jim Marrinan's 
Rockville, MD for Computer Data 
Systems. He enjoys golf in the sum- 
mer and the Redskins in the winter. 

• Tom Tierney and his wife, 
Maureen moved from Somerdale, 
NJ to Arlington, MA. Tom is a re- 
tired FBI agent. Daughter Ann 
Tierney La Follette is '89. Tom is 
still able to handle inquiries con- 
cerning employment with the FBI. 
If you know of anyone considering 
the FBI as a career, contact Tom at 
15 Burton St. in Arlington. • Some 
big changes for Jack Akin and his 
family. They now call Sanibel Island 
home. He has his business in nearby 
Fort Myers but still has a residence 
in South Hamilton. He no longer is 
my neighbor in Fairfield, CT! • We 
have had some losses: Larry Collins 
died on March 9. He leaves his 
widow, Karen A. Davie and daugh- 
ters, Helen Collins Sughrue of 
Marion and Joy Collins of Worces- 
ter. He was a United Way Exec, in 
Worcester, Boston and Providence. 

• Americo DeAngelis died in 
Waterbury, CT on April 24. The 
Class extends condolences to the 
families of our classmates. • Peter 
McLaughlin has joined forces with 
Jim Tonra to form McLaughlin & 
Tonra in Wellesley as merger and 
acquisition specialists. Peter and 
Marion stay close to home, living in 
Chestnut Hill. • George Earley 
recently retired and lives in North 
Eastham and reports the death of his 
beloved wife Marcia in Oct. '95 . May 
she rest in peace. • Antoinette and 
Harold Donnelly live in Foxboro. 
Harold also retired not too long ago. 

• Virginia and Richard Flanigan 
live in Newtonville. • Teammate 
Jimmy Power is beer manager for 
United Liquor Co in W. 
Bridgewater. He and wife Elizabeth 
live in Westboro. Among a host of 
other things, Jimmy is famous for 
his "Casey at the Bat" which was per- 
formed at the Junior Show, and his 
impersonation of Rod Steiger in the 
movie "Across the Bridge," adapted 
from a novelette by Graham Greene. 
In this show, Rod Steiger plays an 
embezzler who escapes into Mexico 
and is trying to get his cash. He has 
blackened his hair as a disguise and 
comes up with the line in a Euro- 
pean accent, as he strokes his hair 
with his hand - "But it comes off." 
And the other is when Steiger calls 
out for his dog,which is his only 
friend in Mexico -"Dolores." Jimmy 
was Rod Steiger. • Where are you 
Joe Manning? 


Maryjane Mulvanity Casey 
28 Briarwood Drive 
Taunton, MA 02780 
(508) 823-1188 


Joseph R. Carty 
920 Main Street 
Norwell, MA 02061 

Ed Sulesky is recuperating from a 
quadruple by-pass surgery in early 
Oct. He is fully recovered and has 
returned to his clerk of court posi- 
tion. • Bob Rudman writes from his 
Texas outpost that his son, Tim, 
graduated from the Marquette Den- 
tal School (magna cum laude) and is 
in the orthodontic program there. 
The Rudmans' two daughters live in 
Maui. Michelle is manager of reser- 
vations at the Four Seasons Resort 
in Wailea. • Bernie Gleason has 
been appointed associate VP for In- 
formation Technology at BC. 
Bernie's new role, which he assumed 
June 1, is devoting most of his time 
to the development of strategic ini- 
tiatives related to the University's 
use of technology. • As you can ob- 
serve, there is not much data on 
classmates in this issue. Drop me a 
note — especially from you people 
not heard from in years — so we know 
what is happening. 


Patricia McCarthy Dorsey 
53 Clarke Road 
Needham, MA 02192 
(617) 235-3752 


John H. Rossetti 
9 Raleigh Road 
Dover, MA 02030 
(508) 785-2496 

The following items came belatedly 
to me and I expect remain true. • 
Paul Powers and wife Mary live in 
Shrewsbury. Paul is a manager with 
Digital Equipment Corp. • 
Cornelius Foley and wife Ellen 
make their home in Nahant. He is 
employed with the Boston based 
Mass. Assoc, of HMOs. • Patricia 
Harrigan Hutchinson and husband 
Robert reside in Hallowell, ME. Pat 
is director of Health Education Ser- 

vices at the Kennebec Valley Medi- 
cal Center in Augusta. Son Mark is 
'92. •John Hehir and wife Roswitha 
are Lawrenceville, NJ citizens. His 
is a daily round trip to the Big Apple's 
Chase Manhattan Bank where he is 
VP. • Hugh Cavanaugh and wife, 
Katherine, cast their votes in 
Alameda, CA. Hugh is VP in the 
advertising firm of Earle, Palmer 
Brown. Daughter Lisa is '86. • Paul 
Devlin lives in Washington, DC 
where he works for the AFL-CIO. 
Paul also has a master's in education 
from Salem State College. • Gerald 
Corcoran and wife Mary make their 
home in Needham. He is a physician 
with the Needam Family Practice. 
Son Keith is '93. • Patrick Mullen 
and wife Clare live in Sudbury, and 
have a son Kevin '94. Patrick is presi- 
dent of Sudbury's The Mullen 
Group. • Robert Adams and wife 
Eileen live in Summit, NJ. He is VP 
and deputy gen. counsel for NYC's 
Chase Manhattan Bank. Daughter 
Colleen is '93. • As for me, after 
writing this column for so many years 
about everybody else and watching 
my own three children step success- 
fully into career choices, I returned 
to school. By day I am a full-time 
health care administrator and by 
nights/weekends a student. It's been 
exhausting at times, but I have an 
RN degree to complement my 
administrator's license. Being class 
president and graduation speaker 
were enjoyable honors. They came 
35 years later than I would have 
liked. • Word from Nancy 
Bonazzoli Connelly that she has 
become manager for the national 
franchise dispute resolution program 
at a well-known, top-line car and 
med truck division. This is part of 
the Judicial Arbitration and Media- 
tion Services/Endispute and the 
nation's largest provider of alternate 
dispute resolution services. Nancy 
shares the company of seven former 
Superior Court Justices. She is 
pleased to be working close to 
daughter's work in the Office of 
Executive Counsel. • Robert Soucy 
and wife Mary of Lynn, send word 
that Bob is a licensed real estate 
broker with William Little Realtor 
in Salem. • The school nurse in San 
Diego's Catholic High School is Ann 
Boyce Bukovchik. She and hus- 
band Joseph live in Vista, CA. • 
Quoting from Jack Tenny's letter 
with the South Burlington address: 
"I have been hanging out in Ver- 
mont since 1971; my three kids are 
grown and my wife and I keep busy 
with our publishing business, and 
most recently, two cocker spaniel 
puppies: Joe and Jasper. Anyone in- 
terested in visiting or retiring to 




Have you recently moved, 
changed jobs or gotten mar- 
ried? Call us to update your 
record so we can keep you up- 
to-date on friends, classmates 
and BC happenings. You can 
call {617) 552-3440 to change 
your record by phone, fax 
(617) 552-0077, e-mail, or 
drop a postcard to Boston Col- 
lege Information Services, 
More Hall 220, Chestnut Hill, 
MA 02167. 

Vermont, check our website (http:/ 
/ www. Vermont guides, com). . . I 
am president of Mill Publishing Inc., 
formerly a trustee of the Vermont 
State Colleges, briefly the CEO/ 
budget director for the State of Ver- 
mont, and since 1984, publisher of 
Greater Burlington Business Digest, 
an annual business travelers' guide, 
and also writer for a monthly col- 
umn titled "Extra Point." Jack will 
also stop and play golf anywhere. • 
Our Class condolences to the family 
of Francis Gallishaw. After receiv- 
ing his master's in education from 
Boston State in 1962, he went on to 
work on his doctorate at UMass. He 
became a school superintendent at 
27 years and later was superinten- 
dent of schools in Seekonk for 17 
years and then executive director of 
the Southcoast Educational Collabo- 
rative. He leaves his wife Regina and 
children Francis, Jonathan and Eliza- 
beth. • Jack McDowell sold his FL 
condo and built a FL house. We 
assume this represents determined 
residency there. Daughter Megan 
graduated this year from 
Marymount-Manhattan and will 
apply her psychology degree to her 
newly enrolled RN studies. • Re- 
ceived a letter from John O'Neill 
with enclosure from the Sandwich 
Broadsider. The article is about 
teacher of the year Robert Harmon 
as named by the school district's 
superintendents. Bob was praised as 
a teacher who "does not just force 
pencils and pens to work, he forces 
minds to work, he forces kids to 
reach the stars." Bob learned the 
Jesuit principles well. • Letter #2 
came from Jack McDowell who can 
now share his return to health after 
surgery. This is always the best news 
to report. He and Patty have winter 

digs in Delray Beach, FL, and in 
attending the Orange Bowl with the 
BC Club of Boca Raton, ran into 
Bristol, RI's Jack Burke. They will 
share holiday dinner with Bob and 
Patty Hannon, who have a condo 
nearby. Sometimes the world really 
does seem a little smaller each year. 
•John DiSalvo made the trip to our 
3 5th from his Santa Anna, CA home 
where he worked as an industrial 
consultant. John's brother, Tony '59, 
called to tell me that John died Oct. 
30 from cardiac arrest. John leaves 
his wife, Elizabeth, and daughters, 
Susan and Jennifer. As a retired 
Marine Corp Reserve major, he was 
buried in Riverside National Cem- 
etery with full honors. Classmates 
Art Breault, Tom Dahoney and 
Philip Callan attended services. 

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Mary Kane Sullivan 
35 Hundreds Road 
Wellesley Hills, MA 02181 
(617) 235-1777 

As I write this, Turkey Day is yester- 
day, and Christmas is fast approach- 
ing. As you read this, hopefully there 
will be the promise of spring bulbs 
and the winter's snow will be just a 
memory. As I renew my acquain- 
tance with my note book, I call your 
attention to the fact that Rosie 
Hanley Cloran and her husband 
Bill are now living at 30 Nathan 
Road, Newton Centre, MA02 165. • 
My notes from last May's reunion 
show that Kathy Hall Hunter, who 
has been residing in Mendham, NJ 
for the last 14 years, is in the process 
of selling her house (let me know 
where you are, Kathy!). Also, it was 
interesting to hear about Kathy's 
oldest son who is working for the US 
State Department in Africa. • Cathy 
Chester Dingell, who won the dis- 
tance award at the Reunion, flew in 
from Redondo Beach, CA. All of us 
that are here are quite flattered when 
someone comes all that way! • Also 
coming from a distance (Winter 
Haven, FL) was Nancy Huff. Nancy 
has switched her energies from be- 
ing a citrus grower to being an an- 
tique dealer. With a son in NYC 
acting in off-Broadway shows, and a 
daughter in Chicago doing estate 
sales, Nancy does move around. • 
Closer to home, in my Wellesley- 
town, I was so pleased that Joan 
Merrick Egan and her husband Dick 
have returned, after having spent 
several years in sunny California. 
My son, Tom, and Joan's son, Mark, 

were roommates at BC not too long 
ago — some things never change! 
Tom was right there to wish Mark 
and his new bride best wishes at their 
wedding recendy in Florida. • Elaine 
Fitzgerald Shea, who attended the 
Reunion with her husband Bill, re- 
sides in Arlington. Elaine, who has 
an advanced degree in social work, 
organizes and runs a support group 
for battered women in Arlington. • 
Gail Giere Collins and husband 
Frank have spent the last 30 years in 
Northampton. Gail continues to 
teach at her dance studio. Her Re- 
gional Dance Company will be per- 
forming at Regis College in Weston. 
• More recently, Mary Walsh, who 
is living in Charlestown, recently 
welcomed her first grandchild into 
the world, and hosted a mini-re- 
union for some of us at the beautiful 
turn-of-the-century Burrage House 
on Commonwealth Avenue in Bos- 
ton. Mary not only has a new grand- 
daughter, but is also the live-in 
companion for a beautiful chocolate 
Lab named Nell. Julie Fazakerly 
Gilheany, a professor at Fordham 
Univ. and New York Univ., was in- 
vited to speak at Burrage House on 
the topic of "The Role and Power of 
First Ladies." Her talk was fascinat- 
ing, after which we had a tour of 
Burrage House where Mary is mar- 
keting director. After the talk we 
had a great time reminiscing at a 
local watering hole on Newbury 
Street. While we were busy catching 
up with each other's news, I heard 
that Kathy Dwyer Lazcano's 
daughter was married earlier this 
past summer. • Also, received a note 
from Mary Alice Molloy in Chi- 
cago. Mary Alice was invited to speak 
at the Wadsworth Atheneum in 
Hartford, CT this past Nov. The 
Atheneum was the site for a sympo- 
sium on Art Collectors in 1 9th Cen- 
tury America, sponsored by the 
Victorian Society of America. Mary 
Alice's talk was on "Making a Home 
What It Is: the Frances and John 
Glessner Collection of Steel Engrav- 
ings." • Several of us enjoyed being 
present at the dedication of the 
Putnam Room in Alumni House (for- 
merly our Library) on the Newton 
Campus in Nov. It was an honor to 
be able to meet and greet both our 
beloved Father Monan, now the first 
chancellor of BC, and Father Leahy, 
the new president of BC. By the way, 
if any of you are in the Newton area, 
please do stop in and see the beauti- 
ful and sensitive restoration of our 
old library. The Newton College 
representatives on the Alumni Board, 
Karen Murphy Birmingham '64 and 
Carol Donovan Levis '63 led the 
effort to have the first floor public 

rooms of this beautiful building re- 
stored to their original elegance, and 
dedicated to our own Sister Putnam. 
• As I write these notes, yours truly 
is eagerly awaiting the birth of a new 
grandchild. The proud father-to-be, 
(for the second time), my son Greg, 
is teaching computer science at BC. 
How lucky can I get? I'm also enjoy- 
ing the fortuitous happening that 
my oldest daughter, Beezee, mar- 
ried a BC graduate this past Sept. • 
Many thanks for those that have sent 
me news. I haven't forgotten you, 
they simply don't give me enough 
space! Life is good, but would be 
better if you would send me notes. 

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MAY 16- IS 

Richard N. Hart, Jr. 
5 Amber Road 
Hingham, MA 02043 
(617) 749-3918 

William G. Downey, Esq. is a part- 
ner in the Philadelphia law firm of 
Clark Ladner, et al. He resides with 
his wife Elizabeth in Lansdale, PA. 
Their daughter Cristen is '94. • 
Gerard M. McKenna is a VP at San 
Paolo Bank in New York City. He 
lives in Katonah, NY with his wife 
Cathleen. • Suzanne Marier 
Rogers is coordinator of clinical 
services at the MA Hospital School 
in Canton. She lives with her hus- 
band Thomas in Swampscott. Their 
son William is a member of the Class 
of 1 997 at BC. • Brenda H. Sullivan 
Miller is a registered nurse at 
Medsource Community Services in 
Bowie, MD. She resides in Silver 
Springs. Her daughter Kathleen is 
'91. • Please take a minute or so and 
drop me a line about what you are 
doing. It could be just a current 
status of your professional and/or 
personal life or might include some 
information about very important 
happenings in your life. Also give 
some serious thought to attending 
our 3 5 th reunion which is scheduled 
for May 16-18. Those who have 
come to previous reunions I know 
will be back again. Even if you haven't 
been back for a reunion, I am posi- 
tive you will see people you haven't 
seen for 3 5 years and will just pick up 
from where you were at the time of 




MAYI6 18-1997 

Mary Ann Brennan Dalton 
94 Abbott Road 
Wellesley, MA 02181 
(617) 235-6226 

Our 35 th is fast approaching, and 
everyone seems to be enthusiastic 
about coming! I've been somewhat 
out of touch this past year, so I had to 
resort to the phone to get some news. 
• Penny Whelan Kirk is consider- 
ing buying a day care center that she 
has been managing for ten years. 
She is also teaching child develop- 
ment two days a week at Waltham 
High School. In her spare time, 
Penny is co-authoring a memoir of 
growing up years, specifically from 
ages 1 7 to 2 1 . • Penny suggested I 
call Judy Davin Knotts who cer- 
tainly would have some news. Judy, 
after 12 years as an educational con- 
sultant, has taken a job as head of the 
middle school at the Potomac School 
in McLean, VA. A former Newton 
College graduate who has two chil- 
dren in the school, said that when 
she heard Judy had gone to Newton 
she knew the school was in good 
hands. I would second that! Days 
into her new job, Judy found out that 
Sheila O'Callahan O'Marah was 
on the faculty. Who knows, maybe 
SWC will find its way into a middle 
school curriculum! Good luck to you 
both. • Mary Bobay Murphy has 
three children who all are happily 
out of college. Besides enjoying two 
grandchildren, Mary is a eucharistic 
minister in her parish in Cranston, 
RI. • Carol Carson married Sam 
Musso, whom she had known for 22 
years, in Feb. '95. They will soon be 
moving to Victor, NY. On her 56th 
birthday in Jan. '96, Carol retired as 
an elementary school principal for 
the city of Rochester. Congratula- 
tions on both your marriage and 
retirement, Carol. • Dr. Pat Marsh, 
formerly of the education depart- 
ment at Newton, is in frequent touch 
with Carol, as is Mazy O'Connor, 
who is also hoping to come to the 
reunion. • I have recendy returned 
from Anchorage, AK where my hus- 
band and I did volunteer work for a 
year for the Archdiocese of Anchor- 
age. We worked in a poor, culturally 
diverse community where Arch- 
bishop Hurley asked us to create a 
church presence. I started a pro- 
gram using volunteers to visit one- 
on-one with mothers. My husband 
worked in the schools, and, since he 
is a pilot, did a lot of flying for the 
Archbishop. I loved everything about 
my year, but am glad to be closer to 
family again. I'd recommend it to 
anyone! • See you at the 35th! 


William P. Koughan 
173-10 Eyck Street 
Watertown, NY 13601 
(315) 785-4132 

Lawrence Chandler is a senior 
managing partner in the law firm of 
Chandler, Franklin, O'Bryan in 
Charlottesville, VA. He and his wife 
Cynthia reside in Charlottesville. • 
Charles C. Dalton is an attorney at 
the Cable Professional Center in 
Ipswich. He resides in Essex. • 
Arthur J. Fandel is a partner in the 
firm of Parsons, Anderson & Gee, 
Inc., an executive placement service, 
located in Pittsford, NY. He and his 
wife Carole reside in Fairport. • 
Thomas D. Granger is retired from 
his position as managing director of 
Pfizer, Inc. Prior to his retirement, 
he worked in various locations for 
Pfizer including India, Peru, Costa 
Rica and Egypt. He and his wife 
Ellen reside in Westport, CT. • 
David J. Knipper is manager of the 
internal audit department of Ameri- 
can Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. in 
Detroit, MI. He resides in 
Farmington Hills. • Edward H. 
O'Donoghue is managing director 
of Daniel O'Donoghue & Associ- 
ates, a consulting firm in Acton. He 
and his wife Dorothy reside in Acton. 
• Michael J. Scully, MD, is a sur- 
geon in Pomona, CA. He and his 
wife, Jessica, reside in Pomona. • 
Robert D. Willix, MD, is a physi- 
cian in Boca Raton, FL. He and his 
wife, Donna, reside in Delray Beach. 


Marie Craigin Wilson 
10319 Grant Lane 
Overland Park, KS 66212 
(913) 492-5030 

Hope you all had happy holidays and 
enjoyed yourselves this winter in the 
snow or sun. Thank goodness there 
is something to write this issue. • 
Mary Droney Reynolds' daughter 
Annie was married in June. Mary's 
other daughter Alice '96, is attend- 
ing Suffolk Law School. • I spoke 
with Maureen Kane Airman and 
her husband George. They are fine 
and fun to talk with because they 
enjoy life so much. • Talked with 
Norma La Salle who hasn't changed 
a bit. She told me that she, Anne 
McCabe Rives, Claire McMahon 
Yates, Katie McCarthy and Wilma 
Sullivan have been getting together 
every summer for the past six years, 

usually in Rhode Island, but this past 
summer at Anne's in Albany, NY. 
Anne is a reading specialist in an 
elementary school there, and her 
husband Don has an antique busi- 
ness. Claire is associated with the 
State University of Albany. • Katie 
McCarthy lives in Somerville and 
teaches elementary school. • Wilma 
Sullivan lives and works in Nor- 
wich, CT. She is a history professor 
RI Community College. • Carleen 
Testa McCosker, who lives in Little 
Compton, RI, tries to join the group 
when she can, but has her own floral 
business and is extremely busy with 
weddings in the summertime. • Su- 
san Frisbee teaches high school En- 
glish in Rockport where she lives. 
Her whole family (children, sister, 
brothers, etc.) went to Vieques (an 
island off Puerto Rico) for 10 days at 
Christmas. Sounds good to me!! 
Susan has two daughters, Leslie, 
married to Miguel and living in Read- 
ing, PA, and Kristin, who lives in 
Cambridge and is getting her 
master's at Tufts. • On a personal 
note, Bob and I have two new grand- 
sons, bringing the total to three 
grandchildren! They are so much 
fun. • Please write or call with news. 
Everyone enjoys reading something 
about our class. Anne Gallagher, 
Mary Flynn, Gay Smith, Marilyn 
Reed — let's hear from you\ 


Ellen E. Kane 
15 Glen Road 
Wellesley Hills, MA 02181 


Susan Roy Patten 
136 North Inverway 
Inverness, IL 60067 
(708) 358-8897 

I was recendy in Massachusetts tend- 
ing to my parents. My mother broke 
her hip in August, had a hip replace- 
ment (at 88!) and suffered severe 
complications, so I was there for a 
five-week stretch. After a hectic au- 
tumn, they have moved nearby here 
in the Chicago area. What a relief! • 
I have received news from two class- 
mates. Priscilla Weinlandt Lamb 
writes that she has a daughter, Dana, 
at Wellesley, and is enjoying revisit- 
ing the Boston area. Anne Williams 
Cully's daughter was a Wellesley 
grad and helped Dana get ac- 
quainted. Priscilla and Anne have 
renewed old roommate days at 

Anne's Long Island home. • Irene 
Carlin Haskew wrote from Storrs, 
CT. She is lead psychotherapist for 
the Elmcrest Psychiatric Hospital in 
Manchester and loves her job, her 
co-workers and her clients. Her son 
Derek is in law school at USC, and 
daughter Penelope graduated from 
Rhode Island College. She'd love to 
have anyone from our class drop in 
for a visit and wonders if anyone is 
interested in Huskie basketball. • 
Please write. I really want to hear 
from you. So does our class. 


Patricia McNulty Harte 
6 Everett Ave. 
Winchester, MA 01890 

Congratulations to Rear Admiral 
John F. Brunelli, USNR who is one 
of this year's new flag selectees. John 
has received many awards over his 
long career in the Navy, including 
the Legion of Merit (2), Navy Com- 
mendation Medal, Combat Action 
Ribbon (for duty in the Gulf of 
Tonkin and Vietnam) and two Batde 
Efficiency Awards. He is presendy 
the executive assistant to the direc- 
tor of Naval Reserve. John and his 
wife, Pauline, reside in Alexandria, 
VA. • Lou Maccini is a professor of 
economics at John Hopkins Univ. 
He received his PhD from North- 
eastern Univ. He and his wife Carol 
Ann live in Baltimore. • Jim Sullivan 
is the executive VP of Marriott In- 
ternational. He and his wife, Joan 
live in Potomac, MD and are the 
parents of a BC alumna, Kathleen 
'94. • During the Christmas holi- 
days we saw Mary Margaret and John 
Griffin. John is a partner and chair- 
man of the real estate department at 
Hutchins Wheeler in Boston. Their 
daughter Mary Margaret is a fresh- 
man at BC following in the Griffin 
family BC tradition. • Jim Wills is 
in the distribution business as owner 
of Willsway Enterprises in North 
Attleboro. • Wally Coyle is the as- 
sistant director for program devel- 
opment in the Office of Research 
Administration at BC. Wally is also 
the president of E. Wallace Coyle 
Associates of Norwell, a manage- 
ment training and consulting firm. 
He has presented numerous man- 
agement seminars and has served as 
a professional consultant for a num- 
ber of different corporations. He 
and his wife Mary McNamara 
Coyle live in Norwell. Mary is a 
teacher in the Norwell school sys- 
tem. • Paul and Elaine Anderson 



Shibley live in Sudbury. Paul is busi- 
ness development manager for 
Optelec US in Westford. • Linda 
Sweeney Wilde is an English 
teacher in Mendon. She and her 
husband Tony live in Framingham. 
• Stella Kosowicz Smith writes that 
she and her husband have moved 
from Freeport, Bahamas to Ft. Lau- 
derdale. She would like to read more 
news from the nurses. Answer her 
request: write! Finally, your class 
correspondent has been honored to 
be nominated as secretary of the 
Alumni Association. I would appre- 
ciate your vote in May. 


Catherine Lugar 
25 Whitney Avenue 
Cambridge, MA 02139 

Catching up on '96: In March, Marti 
Schickel Ibrahim organized a New- 
ton night for New York alumnae 
which hosted a reading by Simone 
Poirier-Bures. Simone writes that 
"reconnecting with so many old 
Newton friends has been really a 
pleasure. "And Marti and her family 
visited Simone in Virginia while 
touring colleges with Marti's daugh- 
ter, Laila. In September, Simone's 
latest publication, That ShiningPlace, 
received the Evelyn Richardson 
Memorial Literary Award, Atlantic 
Canada's most prestigious prize for 
non-fiction given by the Writers' 
Federation of Nova Scotia. The 
book, "a luminous memoir of a win- 
ter sojourn in Crete in 1966-67," 
can be ordered in the US from 
Pocahantas Press, (800)446-0467. • 
In November, the dedication of the 
Putnam Room at Alumni House at 


Have you recently moved, 
changed jobs or gotten mar- 
ried? Call us to update your 
record so we can keep you up- 
to-date on friends, classmates 
and BC happenings. You can 
call (617) 552-3440 to change 
your record by phone, fax 
(617) 552-0077, e-mail, or 
drop a postcard to Boston Col- 
lege Information Services, 
More Hall 220, Chestnut Hill, 
MA 02167. 

the Centre Street campus brought 
an overflowing crowd to what was in 
our time the College Library to 
honor once again the memory and 
work of Mother Putnam. Classmates 
who ask how women are faring to- 
day at Boston College take note: 
Carol Donovan Levis '63 is serving 
on a University Task Force on 
Women and Boston College. As this 
is being written, 1997 looms on the 
horizon. May it be a wonderful year 
for you and yours. (And let me know 
the details!) 


Kathleen Brennan McMenimen 
147 Trapelo Road 
Waltham, MA 02154 
(617) 894-1247 

I open these notes this issue with a 
short tribute to my mother, Kay 
Healy Brennan, of Charlestown who 
died Oct. 29, and was buried on the 
24th anniversary of my father's death. 
Although my mother was not a BC 
grad, she was more loyal and loving 
toward Alma Mater than many. She 
used to boast that her proudest mo- 
ments were attending any event, 
spanning 50 years, at BC, beginning 
with my father's graduation in '33, 
John J. Brennan, to my graduation 
in '66, with an MEd in '74 and my 
brother, John Healy Brennan's 
graduation in '72. She attended my 
father's 50th anniversary of gradua- 
tion in '83, invited by BC as his 
widow. She and my father had only 
three true loves during their years 
on this earth: each other and family, 
their Catholic faith, and Boston 
College. Not a bad trio, I guess. 
Requiescat in Pace, Mom. • Our class- 
mates who are Boston Latin School 
graduates hold frequent reunions, 
and I spotted a recent Boston Globe 
picture of Kevin Harrington and 
John Buckley enjoying theirs. • 
Retired USAF Col. Jacques 
Rondeau is deputy staff director for 
the Commission on Protecting & 
Reducing Govt. Secrecy under the 
US Congress in Washington. • Tom 
Redgate is president of Redgate 
Communications and lives at 15 
Stonybrook Rd., Fairfield, CT. with 
his wife Betsy. • Ernie Ansara is a 
partner/VP of Falcon Mfg.of Cal. 
Inc. in L.A. He and his wife Pat live 
in San Clemente. • Roderick Dwyer 
is deputy general counsel to the Nat. 
Mining Assn. in Washington. • Bill 
Hackett is president of a real estate 
dev. firm, Hackett Assoc, Inc. in 
Sarasota, FL. He and his wife Bar- 
bara are proud parents of son Chris 

who is a kicker on our BC football 
team. • Jeanne Holland is exec. 
dir./CEO of Northeast DAO in 
Beverly. • Judy Burns Downes is 

pres. of September Films, Boston, a 
film & video production co. • Sadly, 
I write of the death in VT of our 
classmate Ed Hockenbury, former 
capt. of our BC basketball team, 
wonderful husband to Pam Meade 
Hockenbury, father, teacher and 
coach. I also extend condolences to 
Mary Halligan Shann on the death 
of her father, and to Aim O'Malley 
on the death of her brother, Owen 
'60, on behalf of our class. • I hope 
the holiday season was full of won- 
der and happiness for all; I celebrated 
Christmas with my daughter, 
Meghan, who is working for the win- 
ter in the Aran Isles, Ireland. Cead 
Mille Failte. 


Catherine Beyer Hurst 

49 Lincoln Street 

Cambridge, MA 02141 

(617) 497-4924 

71 521, 

Meg Frisbee serves as district di- 
rector of the Neighborhood Rein- 
vestment Corp. in Denver. She 
writes: "I have fallen in love with the 
awesome beauty of the West, and 
my work has taken me from working 
with housing non-profits in the ur- 
ban areas to forming one on the vast 
Navajo Nation. ... I came full circle 
this year, having been part of a lay 
apostolate summer on the Navajo 
reservation (sophomore year at New- 
ton) and returning this year profes- 
sionally to help form the Navajo 
Partnership for Housing." Meg and 
her long-time companion have just 
become grandparents of his 
daughter's little girl. • Joyce LaFazia 
Heimbecker reports that "the past 
five years have brought the birth of 
my two granddaughters: Isabella, 4 
and Sofia, 2. 1 was divorced in early 
'93 , and have moved four times since 
'90, trying slowly to find space I 
could more easily afford. My father 
died in May '95 after a [brief] illness. 
He was 81 years old, but very active 
and a great support to me. Recently, 
I have remarried, to David 
Heimbecker, a friend and colleague. 
I have also gone from a part-time job 
at Brown Univ. to a full-time thera- 
pist position at the Center for Alco- 
hol and Addiction Studies, providing 
treatment for research studies with 
substance abusers. I also teach at 
CCRI, and have a small private prac- 
tice. I'm busier and happier than I've 

been in a long time!" • Now that 
Tom and Joan McRedmond 
Walsh's children (Christopher, 26 
and Jennifer, 24) are grown, they are 
able to spend a lot of time traveling 
together. Since Tom is a Delta pilot, 
she is able to accompany him on 
many of his trips. They also own 
four rental properties, which Joan 
manages. She writes that she's 
learned a lot about home repair! 
Last year, Joan and Tom traveled to 
Ireland with her brother and his wife. 
Joan reports she was very impressed 
with the warmth and friendliness of 
the people they met there. • Karen 
Sommer Brine's son Peter was mar- 
ried in Oct. '95, and her daughter 
Treacy was married this past Sept. 
The two young couples live in Cali- 
fornia and Idaho, respectively. Karen 
and Peter's youngest son, Erik, lives 
in Pittsburgh. Karen is still garden- 
ing, and she reports that Peter is 
now "into motorcycles." They are 
also living part-time in Savannah, 
GA — as a result of seeing Dina 
Cockerill Burke at the 20th re- 
union! • Jo Bogert Pieper is a spe- 
cial education assistant at Glen Arm 
High School in Maryland, and is 
pursuing a master's in special educa- 
tion at Loyola. Jo and Gilbert, who's 
with the FBI, moved back to the 
mainland in '93 after 13 years in 
Hawaii. "It was a bit of a culture 
shock and chilling to the bone. How- 
ever, we've taken up snow skiing 
again and have gotten used to paying 
the heating bills!" Jo's most memo- 
rable achievements in the past five 
years were finishing the Honolulu 
Marathon in '92, and the Tin Man 
Triathlon in '93. 



y 16- is-) 9 9 7 1 

Charles and Mary-Anne Benedict 

84 Rockland Place 

Newton Upper Falls, MA 02164 

David Sandy Shores has returned 
to Newport Beach, CA. Sandy is 
scheduled to complete law school in 
May, just in time for our 30th re- 
union. Sandy writes that he is in 
touch with Mike Petruziello and 
Tom Sarkisian, both of whom also 
live in southern CA. • Loran 
Sanford writes from Hanover that 
he is working for Nynex and that he 
and Cynthia are looking forward to 
their daughter Brittany's graduation 
from Notre Dame Academy. 'John 
Bove was elected president of the 
State Alliance for the Mentally 111 of 
MA. John is CFO of High Point in 
Plymouth. • Bill Brunelle updates 
us that he and Marilyn celebrated 


their 28th anniversary by traveling 
through Holland, Belgium and 
France. Marilyn teaches computer 
skills in the local elementary school, 
while Bill is national account man- 
ager for Stella Cheese. Their daugh- 
ter Renee is earning her PhD in 
math, and Michelle is in her 5th year 
of teaching 2nd grade. • Dave 
Pesapane is head football coach and 
teacher at Montville High in 
Oakdale, CT. Dave and Grace have 
a daughter Amy '95. Dave earned his 
MS at Southern Conn. State. Dave 
is active in the Alumni Admissions 
Program. • Vin Iacono and Joan 
(Brown, SON), are living in S. 
Easton. Vin received his MD from 
Tufts and is a partner in Sullivan 
Orthopedic Associates in Brockton. 
Joan uses her nursing skills as a pri- 
mary resource for the group prac- 
tice. Vin and Jack McCarthy are 
co-chairing the Class gift commit- 
tee for our 30th reunion. Vin and 
Joan have one Eagle in the family, 
Kathleen '95. • Bill Sullivan is exec, 
director of the VT Protection and 
Advocacy Unit in Montpelier. Bill 
and Marilyn reside in Starksboro, 
VT. • Hubert Walsh continues with 
Eastman Kodak Co. in Stamford, 
CT. He and his wife Helena live in 
Madison, CT. • Dave Gay contin- 
ues lawyering in Taunton. Dave is a 
partner in Gay & Gay attorneys. 
Dave and Patricia's son, Daniel, is 
'93. Dave serves in many positions 
including chairman of the board of 
Silver City Broadcasters (WPEP) 
and trustee of Morton Hospital and 
Medical Center. • Richard E. 
Murphy has moved to Charlotte, 
NC, where he continues to work for 
Sea-Land Service, Inc. as its senior 
VP. He and Darlene previously lived 
in Seattle, WA. • John Mellyn is a 
partner with Hahn, Loeser & Parko 
in Cleveland, OH. John earned his 
JD from UVAin 73. John andMary 
live in Solon, OH. John is an officer 
with the Greater Cleveland Mort- 
gage Bankers Assoc, and is a mem- 
ber of the City Club of Cleveland. • 
It was good to see Judy '68 and Jim 
Day at the Alumni Leadership Con- 
ference. They are living in L.A. 
where Jim works for Carlson 
Wagonlit Travel in Van Nuys as 
VP/gen. manager, western region. 
They both serve on the parents coun- 
cil, and Jim is a director on the 
Alumni Board. • Ray Ross is chief 
information officer (VP, info sys- 
tems) at Chemical Leaman Corp. in 
Leonvile, PA. Ray and Pat live in 
Chester, PA and their sons, Matt '97 
and Greg '99 attend BC. • Ed 
Scribner is a CPA, having his own 
firm in Wellesley. Ed earned his 
MBA from Columbia in '69 and an- 

other Master's in '74 from Bentley 
College. • Tom Cuskie is a senior 
buyer with Chemical Banking Corp, 
NYC. Tom earned his MBA from 
Fairleigh Dickinson in '75. He and 
Maureen live in Rockaway, NJ. • 
Steve Power is a director with US AA 
Insurance in San Antonio, TX. Steve 
is married to Jo-Ann (Power) and 
received his master's from U. Mary- 
land in '73. • Dick McCarte is gen- 
eral manager of Identification 
Resources in Burlington. Dick and 
Karen Sperandio McCarte live in 
Acton. Karen works with Pediatric 
Physicians, Inc. • Walt Mahoney is 
a therapist and program manager at 
Arlington Mental Health in Arling- 
ton, VA. where he and spouse, Binx, 
reside. • Mark Brandon, MD is 
president of Princeton Gastroenter- 
ology. Mark and Sally live in 
Princeton as well. • Paul Driscoll, 
PhD is a psychologist. Paul prac- 
tices and lives with wife Laurie in 
River Forest, IL. • Mary-Anne 
Benedict is now coordinator for 
education and training at Emerson 
Hospital in Concord. • The class 
offers its condolences to Carolyn T. 
Whooley Lucas, whose husband 
Ken died suddenly. Ken and Carolyn 
had been married for 27 years. Ken 
served in 'Nam and graduated from 
UMass/Boston. Carolyn is a reim- 
bursement specialist for the VNA of 
Boston. Take a moment and say a 
prayer. • This month we have 
Laetare Sunday — and then Reunion 
Weekend in May with a dinner dance 
to end all. And, don't forget the 
Boston Pops! See you there. 

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MAY 16-18H 997 

Faith Brouillard-Hughes 
19 Marrick Court 
Centerville, MA 02632 
(508) 790-2785 

The Alumni Leadership Conference 
held at BC on Nov. 2 had many high 
points. Among them were meeting 
old and new friends from both BC 
and Newton; the lecture/ discussion 
"Growing in FaithTask of a Life- 
time" with Dr. Jane E. Regan; and 
the students talking about their ser- 
vice work. The latter reduced my 
row (pre- and post- '67, men and 
women) to sobbing. VSO was a piece 
of cake compared to their activities. 
• This summer Sharon Missey 
Queen sent us a card from Italy just 
as she was getting ready to head for 
Greece. Now Sharon is back teach- 
ing school in Wilbraham and play- 
ing on a USTA team. Sharon's 
daughter Jennifer made mom a 

grandmother in May '95 and is ex- 
pecting another child this spring. 
Her son Jason is in PA with Circuit 
City. • Remember, this is a reunion 
year. While not a big one, each re- 
union is worth celebrating. So join 
us for Pops in Boston Friday, May 
16, Lecture and Lunch on the New- 
ton Campus Saturday May 17, 
BC-NC Dinner Dance on the 
Comm. Ave Campus Saturday night, 
and the closing Mass and Brunch 
round the well on Sun., May 18. 
Busy in May? Then make a mini 
reunion out of Laetare Sunday, 
March 9. The alumni office is han- 
dling our reservations as our small 
group of loyal and local classmates is 
even smaller! Send news for the 
March 3 or June 1 deadline or you'll 
have to read, once again, about the 
doings of both my son and Anne 
Casewell Prior's daughters. 


Judith Anderson Day 
11500 San Vicente Blvd. 
The Brentwood 323 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 

Springtime greetings, fellow class- 
mates! A slim mailbag awaits us for 
this issue. Please drop me a line for 
the next column. US Rep. Ed 
Markey has been honored by radia- 
tion-experiment groups. He has re- 
ceived the Human Rights and Justice 
Award from 30 groups that repre- 
sent former test subjects. Ed blew 
the whistle on government-spon- 
sored human radiation experiments 
nearly a decade before they became 
a major political issue. • Rich Manzi 
is general manager and senior VP of 
Thomson Software Services, a divi- 
sion of Thomson Software Prod- 
ucts. He and his wife Patricia live in 
Cheshire, CT. Their daughter Lisa 
graduated from BC in '95. Rich is 
one of our classmates active in BC's 
Alumni Admission Volunteer Pro- 
gram. • Ron Goldfuss is VP and 
CFO of CompuCyte Corp. in Cam- 
bridge. He and his wife Nancy live in 
Wellesley. • Harry Pierandri's son 
Nick is a sophomore at the Heights 
and is a member of the BC hockey 
team. Harry and his wife Jacqueline 
live in Ridgefield, CT. Nick is the 
oldest of their five children. • We 
enjoyed another great season of foot- 
ball tailgate parties at the Heights 
hosted by Paul Gleason and his 
wife Marianne of Fairfield, CT. 
Their daughter Kerry graduated 
from BC in '95, and son Ryan is a 
junior at the Heights. • During the 
past football season we were also 

joined at the tailgate byjoe Donovan 

and his wife Mary of Miller Place, 
NY. Joe is superintendent of schools 
in Center Moriches, NY. Their 
daughter Kathleen is a junior at BC 
and is studying art history this se- 
mester in Florence. • My youngest 
son Andrew, also a BC junior, is 
spending a semester studying in Ire- 
land. Jim and I hope to visit him later 
this spring. • It's that time — class 
dues for '97 should be sent to Jim 
Galiano at 95 Carlton Lane, North 
Andover, MA 1 845 . Checks for $2 5 
should be made payable to BC Class 
of 1968. Our 30th class reunion will 
be held in May '98. We need to 
fatten the purse to prepare for a 
wonderful sequel to our phenom- 
enal 25th anniversary bash! Shine up 
your dancing shoes and limber up! 


Kathleen Hastings Miller 
8 Brookline Road 
Scarsdale, NY 10583 
(914) 723-9241 

Greetings! Something special hap- 
pened last September, and I'd like to 
share it with you. Twenty -seven of 
us got together for a 50th birthday 
celebration in Sante Fe, NM. Thank 
you Betty Downes, Judy Vetter, 
and Sue Sturtevant for organizing 
a perfect weekend. For three days, 
we put our stress filled lives "on 
hold" and became our old college 
selves again. We laughed, we cried, 
we rode horses and hiked, we 
shopped, we partied. Who will ever 
forget seeing the Newton Class of 
'68 Freshman picture hanging in the 
resort lobby between photos of Rob- 
ert Redford and the Dali Lama, or 
being serenaded by the local elemen- 
tary school marching band. We had 
a psychic read our cards... funny, my 
husband didn't buy into the fact that 
I should "quit my current job to 
make space in my life" (it sounded 
good to me). In keeping with local 
folklore, we burned all our negative 
thoughts in a pinata (zozobar) one 
night, and kept the good memories 
in a teepee made by Judy. Thanks, 
Judy, for also making our distinctive 
do rag bandannas and the fabulous 
chocolate birthday cake. We discov- 
ered that we were a kind and sup- 
portive group who have had many 
similar experiences since our New- 
ton days. It was great to share the 
good and the bad with such under- 
standing friends. • All the Sullivans, 
Jane, Jeanie and Jean were there. 
Jean had recently moved from RI to 
Jackson Hole, WY and regaled Barry 



Noone Remley, Marcy McPhee 
Kenah, and Ellen Mooney Mello 

with intriguing Navajo interpreta- 
tions. Reggie Kelly Kendig, Ellen 
Flynn Fisher, Denise Cprsa Rehder 
and Jeanne Daley were among those 
who visited the Indian reservation at 
Taos. Jeanne later connected with 
Bowie Farrell McTiernan who 
works for the NYC parks depart- 
ment. It seems Met Life, for whom 
Jeanne works, has been trying to get 
a park project going for some time. • 
Betty Dowries, who is a corporate 
facilitator, connected with Julia 
Lopez (who had to cancel out at the 
last minute) on a joint business ven- 
ture in NY and MN. • Sue 
Sturtevant works for the Children's 
Museum in Sante Fe and led Pat 
McEvoy Cousins, Marge Gaynor 
Palmer, Pat Mannion Sugrue, Jane 
Sullivan Burke and me on a wonder- 
ful hiking tour of the Anastasi ruins. 
• Susie Deny Hughes, Maura Jane 
Curtis Griffin and Mary Fran De 
Petro Murphy all made it down 
from the Boston area. • Tish Rony 
Colett and Donna Sandmaier 
Carden were our midwestern rep- 
resentatives, although Donna was in 
the process of moving to Houston, 
TX. • Trish Marshall Gay, Carolyn 
Brady O'Leary, Linda Cavaliere 
Burke and Meg O'Mara Brogan took 
full advantage of the 12 acre flea 
market conveniently located near our 
ranch resort. Meg, who sang at the 
White House at Barbara Bush's in- 
vitation, is taking acting courses now 
that her children are grown and 
through school. We discovered that 
many of us have children criss cross- 
ing in college: Duke, BC, Holy Cross, 
Georgetown, Grinnell, Denison, 
Connecticut College, Colgate, 
Lafayette, Middlebury, Trinity and 
Loyola are some of the schools our 
kids attend. • I am sure that many of 
you had get togethers of your own. 
Please write and tell us all about 
them. • Congratulations to Marga- 
ret Connorton who couldn't come 
to Sante Fe because she was getting 
married to Peter Incel. 


James R. Littleton 
39 Dale Street 
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167 
(617) 738-5147 

Chuck Lamkin is the national man- 
ager for trade development for the 
Keebler Co. in Elmhurst, IL. Chuck 
and wife Jane Louise reside in Chi- 
cago. • Steven Calabrese is senior 
VP/group director for Oglivy & 

Mather in NYC. Steven has both his 
MA and PhD from Columbia Univ. 
Steven and wife Patricia are living in 
NYC. • Roman Martinez is a man- 
aging director for Lehman Brothers 
in NYC where he also resides with 
his wife Helena. • John Thomas is 
a VP with Atlantic Eco Technolo- 
gies, Inc., an environmental con- 
sulting firm in Cumberland, ME. 
John and wife Victoria are living in 
Yarmouth, ME. • Ralph Savarese 
is a dentist in Canton. Ralph and 
wife Joan reside in Norwell. • Vic 
Ugolyn is the chairman, CEO of 
MONY Securities in NYC. Vic and 
wife Diane are living in Ridgefield, 
CT. • Fred Bechard is superinten- 
dent of schools in Waterboro, ME. 
Fred and wife Marcia live in 
Kennebunk. • Neil Cornelius is 
chief of neurology at the Walter 
Reed Army Medical Center in Wash- 
ington, DC. Neil and wife Lynn 
Marie are living in Columbia, MD. 
Their daughter Christa graduated 
from BC in May '95. • Paul 
Tanguay is a pathologist at the Good 
Samaritan Medical Center in 
Brockton. Paul and wife Nancy are 
living in Medfield. • Ed McNally is 
an attorney with Morris, James, et al 
in Wilmington, DE where he lives 
with his wife Janice. • I received a 
post card from John Lohmann from 
Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia. John is 
an international business consult- 
ant, operating out of Fairfax, VA. 
John and wife Mary did find the time 
to hike the Appalachian trail this 
fall. • I hope that the winter is going 
well for you. Please write and let me 
know what's new with you. 


Patricia Kenny Seremet 
39 Newport Ave. 
W.Hartford, CT 06107 
(203) 521-8567 


Norman G. Cavallaro 
1024 Newgate Road 
W. Suffield, CT 06093 
(860) 668-0867 


Patricia Bruni Keefe 
309 Walnut Street 
Wellesley, MA 02181 
(617) 237-3268 


Robert F. Maguire 
46 Plain Road 
Wayland, MA 01778 
(508) 358-4393 
FAX: (617) 893-7125 

If you have not been back to campus 
for a while, or you just feel like 
seeing some familiar faces, come to a 
football game at Alumni Stadium 
and walk between the 45 yard lines; 
our class is well represented. In a 
glance the following were visible at 
the Virginia Tech game: Charley 
Earley, John McCarthy, Helen 
Walsh McCusker, Ed Saunders, Bob 
Griffin, Fr. Tom Maguire (currently 
studying in Rome), John Murphy, 
Mary Keefe Rull, Joe Rull, Brian 
Shaughnessy, former football play- 
ers Charlie Clerkin and Mike Dunn 
and as always, Frank Flaherty stands 
out in the crowd. • E-mail brings 
news of several classmates. Marga- 
ret Turner Shore is in Santa Monica 
and working with the UCLA medi- 
cal Center. • Jim Rocco Centorino 
of trumpet fame is living in Wood- 
land Hills, CA. Jim teaches AP phys- 
ics and somehow has time to compose 
music. Two albums are in play na- 
tionally, "Ivory" and "Footsteps in the 
Sand. " He calls it poetic justice that 
he and wife Susan are entertained by 
their 5-year-old Jimmy, who de- 
scribes his own trumpet playing, "I 
like to play a few notes and I like to 
play loud." • Mike Morris is a psy- 
chology professor at the Univ. of 
New Haven. He recently co-edited 
Myths About the Powerless, published 
by Temple Univ. Press. Mike also 
serves as national lecturer for Nova 
Southeastern Univ. • Kevin Forde 
sent greetings from Chicago to Paul 
Capobianco and Bob Foley. • Time 
flies: Donna Henderson O'Brien 
reports that she has notched 2 7 years 
as a teacher in the Boston public 
schools. Donna is active in the 
Charlestown Democratic Commit- 
tee, still sings MoTown in the shower 
and has been a Boston Teachers' 
Union Rep for 20 years. She has two 
children, Caitlin and Jay. Through 
teaching she bumps into John 
Brennan and John Powers. Donna 
keeps in touch with Catherine 
Conroy (Troy, NY) and Donna 
Dolan Mulanaphy(Alandale, NJ). 
• Mark Holland and John Murphy 
serve on the Executive Committee 
of the BC Varsity Club. I attended 
the Varsity Club Hall of Fame din- 
ner in Sept. to honor soccer inductee 
Charlie Mundhenk '72. Congratu- 
lations Charlie! News from around 

the world. • Rick Cote is EVP/ 
COO of Acadia Insurance in South 
Portland, ME. • Joe Reidy and 
Linda Santoro Reidy are living in 
Somerset. • Paul Kelly has recently 
moved to Minnetonka , MN and is 
VP of Clintron. • Ubaldo Bezoari 
is living in Paris, France and is a VP 
with Citibank. • Jim Lanigan is liv- 
ing in Methuen and is support man- 
ager for software developer Digital 
Tools. • Joseph Calandrelli is the 
controller of operations for Pitney 
Bowes and lives in Stamford, CT. • 
Kevin Sheehan is president of 
Healthcare America of Austin, TX. I 
wonder if he speaks with Kevin 
Cronin, the VP/Treasurer of Uni- 
versity Physicians Foundation of 
Providence, RI. • Class Chairman 
Ed Saunders reports plans for a first 
annual spring class event, a Class 
memorial Mass and dinner. Reserve 
March 15. We hope to be joined by 
our new president, Fr. William P. 
Leahy, SJ. • Reunion stories still 
surface. Guess who Jim Devaney 
and Joe Rull met while partying at 4 
a.m. in the mods? Joe's daughter 
Meghan '97. Both asked, "What are 
you doing here?" Be sure to ask 
Helen McCusker why Fr. Monan 
was smiling in the picture of them at 
graduation. • At press time Jim 
O'Brien's basketball Eagles were 2- 
0. Good luck Jim! It is great to hear 
from so many. 

71 N 

Ceorgina M. Pardo 
6800 S.W. 67th Street 
S. Miami, FL 33143 
(305) 663-4420 



|MAY 16- 1 8 » 1 997] 

Lawrence C. Edgar 
530 S. Barrington Ave., #110 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 
(310) 471-6710 

I expect that this is my last column to 
be published before the class re- 
union, so I'll make one more pitch 
for you to attend, in the hope of 
seeing you in May. • I made my 
annual trip to the Heights for a dif- 
ferent reason than usual this past 
year, to attend the Alumni Leader- 
ship Conference. It was a very re- 
warding experience, as we got to 
meet the new president, Rev. Will- 
iam P. Leahy, and to hear his in- 
sights and those of Frank 
Campanella, John Mahoney, and a 
number of students about the present 

18 bosk)N(:<>i.i.k(;kai.umnotf.s 

state of affairs at BC. One topic that 
especially impressed me is that 
there's a long history of the 25th 
year reunion class being the most 
generous of any with donations. • 
The only classmate I saw there is 
Joe Tierney, who is the tax man- 
ager at Digital Equipment. I also 
saw some of my Gold Key Society 
contemporaries, attorney Ed 
Saunders '7 1 and banker Dick Lynch 
'73. • I saw several classmates on the 
way to the conference, including 
Justice Department attorney Ed 
Jantzen, who was on a trip from San 
Diego to visit his mother in 
Holmdel, NJ • Bob Paige, about 
whom I wrote recently after he went 
to Russia to adopt a baby, had an- 
other remarkable story to tell. They 
were so pleased with the first adop- 
tion that they went back to eastern 
Europe (this time to Latvia) for an- 
other baby soon afterward! • I had 
my annual lunch meeting with Gene 
McLaughlin in Greenwich, CT, 
and learned that he and his wife also 
have a new baby daughter, but with 
considerably less traveling. Gene 
attended the dinner in Sept. at which 
Charlie Mundhenk was inducted 
into the BC Hall of Fame. Gene 
reports that their soccer teammate 
Chris Mansfield, now the corpo- 
rate counsel for Liberty Mutual In- 
surance, was present, and that 
Varsity Club president Mike Mucci 
was the master of ceremonies. • My 
apology to Jack Looney who wrote 
to me last spring about his trip to the 
Heights for Laetare Sunday. Jack, 
who's a trial attorney with the CT 
attorney general's office and a resi- 
dent of West Hartford, saw three 
classmates at the breakfast: Eliza- 
beth McCusker, who works for the 
Visiting Nurse Association in Lynn, 
Mary Ellen Murphy, who works in 
a nursing home in Waltham, and 
history professor Jim O'Toole. • 
I'll try to be more prompt next time, 
so please write. Look forward to 
seeing you in May. 



MAY 16-11-I997 

Nancy Brouillard McKenzie, Esq. 
7526 Sebago Road 
Bethesda, MD 20817 

Reunion Weekend is coming soon! 
Please plan now to attend. • Our 
Annual Spring Tea for Newton 
Alumnae in the Washington, DC 
area will be held on Sunday after- 
noon, March 16 in Chevy Chase, 
MD at the home of Grace Tarn 
Escudero '60. As you note that on 
your calendar, please give Adrienne 

Tarr Free '67 a call and let her know 
if you can help. • In Oct., I attended 
the BC Alumni Leadership Confer- 
ence as a guest of the Alumni Asso- 
ciation. I wish to thank BC for 
inviting me. Overall, BC presented a 
tremendous program concerning all 
aspects of the future of the univer- 
sity. • Carol Hickey Cunningham, 
Mike, Ben, Jason and Emily live in 
Wayland. Ben is a member of the 
Class of 2000 at Syracuse Univ. Carol 
is a pre-school teacher. • Elizabeth 
Ann Gallagher, SND is an admin- 
istrative assistant at the Saint Vincent 
de Paul office in Boston. Elizabeth 
noted that she sees the BC Second 
Helping truck providing for the food 
needs of many in the Boston area. 
Elizabeth continues to help with the 
BC telethon. Oh, yes, Elizabeth finds 
dancing her most relaxing activity. • 
Ellen Broderick Grover, James, 
Matthew and Mariah are enjoying 
Bar Harbor, ME. Ellen is an el- 
ementary school teacher in reading 
recovery. • Carolyn Isaac Meehan, 
Gregg and Keely live in 
Westmoreland, NH. Carolyn is a 
freelance graphic designer, reporter 
and photographer. Keely is a sopho- 
more at Oberlin College. • Mary 
Gail Bryan '74 recently lost her fa- 
ther; please keep him in our prayers. 
• Once again, I am a BC Alumni 
Admissions Volunteer for prospec- 
tive students. • Take care and please 
send news. Thanks. 


Joy A. Malone, Esq. 

16 Lewis Street 

Little Falls, NY 13365 

(315) 823-2720 

fax: (315) 823-2723 


Hello classmates. Received a couple 
of very nice notes from two class- 
mates. Gary Gibson faxed from Ann 
Arbor, MI. He wrote: "Although 
your deadline was Sept. 1, I just 
received BC Magazine on Sept. 11. 
I'm not sure how long ago I saw my 
name in this column (3 to 5 years ago 
I think). I have worked for Auto- 
matic Data Processing (ADP) for 
almost 1 2 years. I am a project leader 
for our software development group. 
I've lived in Ann Arbor, MI for the 
last 1 7 years and, yes, there are Eagles 
fans out here." Gary and his wife 
Ellen have one son, Dan, 19; and 
four daughters, Mary, 17; Grace, 15; 
Anne, 12; and Christine, 7. You can 
reach Gary at home at 3 13-996- 1381 
or at work at 313-769-6800, ext. 
6258. Or you can e-mail Gary at • Also re- 
ceived a nice letter from Eileen 
Dunne. Here is what Eileen wrote 
to us: "After 23 years, I thought it 
was time I wrote to my class corre- 
spondent. I have lost track of most of 
my BC friends and would love to 
hear from anyone who remembers 
me. I recently moved back to the 
Boston area, after spending ten years 
in New Hampshire (also one in Ire- 
land right after graduation.) I have 
had a long career in publishing but 
am now switching to social work, 
partly because of a repetitive strain 
injury from using a computer. RSI is 
occurring in epidemic numbers 
among people our age, especially 
women. Anyone who gets it should 
feel free to contact me, as I have 
made some significant progress in 
recovering from it, and I would be 
happy to share what I have learned 
with any of my classmates. I will be 
starting my first year at BU School 
of Social Work this week, and going 
back to school brings back many 
fond memories of being at BC. I 
would love to know where all my 
fellow English majors are now and 
what my fellow antiwar protesters 
are doing at the moment. I have no 
spouse's and children's names to re- 
port, as I'm still single and may be 
forever now that I'm joining the all- 
female profession of social work! 
Therefore, any single male mem- 
bers of the Class of 1973 are espe- 
cially urged to contact me but only if 
they are not Republicans." Class- 
mates, you can reach Eileen at 617- 
396-8353. • Well, I was really 
delighted to hear from Gary and 
Eileen and look forward to getting a 
note, call, fax or e-mail from more 
classmates. Again, if you have not 
seen your name in this column within 
the last three to five years, stop what 
you are doing and get to your e-mail 
and let your classmates know where 
you are, where you work, names of 
spouse and children (if applicable), 
and your phone and e-mail if you 
wish it to appear in this column. My 
deadlines for the next two columns 
areMarch3 andjune 1. Thank you, 
and think spring. • P.S. Just wanted 
to pass along to you the '96-'97 
Dean's List, a list of recommended 
reading to the University commu- 
nity put out by Academic VP and 
Dean of Faculties William B. 
Neenan, SJ. Here are the top five: I. 
James Agee, A Death in the Fa?nily; 2 . 
Stephen Ambrose, Undaunted Cour- 
age; 3. Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim; 4. 
Arthur Ashe, Daysof Grace; 5. George 
Bernanos, Diary of a Country Priest. 
Let me know if you wish to know the 
names of the other 23 books on Fa- 
ther Neenan's list. Bye-bye. 




Have you recently moved, 
changed jobs or gotten mar- 
ried? Call us to update your 
record so we can keep you up- 
to-date on friends, classmates 
and BC happenings. You can 
call (617) 552-3440 to change 
your record by phone, fax 
(617) 552-0077, e-mail, or 
drop a postcard to Boston Col- 
lege Information Services, 
More Hall 220, Chestnut Hill, 
MA 02167. 


Christine Hardiman Cristo 
241 Elliot Street 
Newton, MA 02164 
(617) 630-1915 


Patricia McNabb Evans 
35 Stratton Lane 
Foxboro, MA 02035 

Happy New Year! By the time you 
read this we will be well into 1997. 
Thank you for the news. I received a 
note from David Miller who is the 
President of Boca Raton-based J 
Tech, Inc., manufacturers of "on 
premise" paging systems, those small 
vibrating pagers. We can thank Dave 
for letting us know when our tables 
are ready at some of our favorite 
restaurants. Fellow Eagle Jay Tully 
is VP of sales. Dave also thought 
that former CLX dorm mates would 
want to mark the passing in '96 of his 
pet monkey Roscoe who roomed 
with them in Loyola during fresh- 
man year! At Father Hanrahan's sug- 
gestion, Roscoe left BC in 1971 and 
moved back to NJ with the Millers. 
• Congratulations to Marcia 
Maglione and Dennis Flynn upon 
the birth of their son, Declan Francis 
Flynn. • Best wishes to our friend 
John McCafrerty as he has begun 
to do stand up comedy on stage at 
some Boston comedy clubs. He's 
terrific. • In October I received a 
great note from Peter Vidi who is 
living in Highland, MD with his 
wife Vasilia and their joy, daughter 
Victoria Nicole, whom they adopted 
in Feb. '95. Peter is a real estate 



appraiser and served as president of 
their professional association, the 
National Association of Independent 
Fee Appraisers in '95-'96. His com- 
pany, Vidi Appraisal Service, is based 
just outside DC. The Vidis have 
vacationed for the last four years 
with Marsha and Barry Mullen, 
Kathy and Marc Trager and Jack 
Dolan '75 and his wife Christine. 
Take care and write soon! 


Beth Docktor Nolan 
693 Boston Post Road 
Weston, MA 02193 

Your class correspondent pulled a 
"white rabbit," was "too late, too 
late" several times and missed the 
classnotes deadlines; my apologies. 
Please take note, these notes are 
dated. • Diane Tanguay Prokup, 
husband Bob and daughters Lisa and 
Anna moved to a new home in 
Endicott City, MD. Diane and Bob 
are still with the National Security 
Administration and travel frequently, 
Bob to Korea and Diane to Ger- 
many. • It took Madeline Sherry 2 1 
years to write, and it took another 
year for her news to get to you. 
Madeline lives in Andmone, PA with 
husband Frank Devine and sons 
Patrick, 9 and Michael, 7. Madeline 
is an attorney with Brown, Sherry 
and Johnson in Philly. Madeline 
spent time with Sharon Byrne 
Kishida, her husband Earl and their 
children: Perry, 9 and Christian, 6. 
Turns out their first borns were born 
on the same day, same year. The 
Kishidas live in Rockport. Sharon 
works with Essex County coordi- 
nating recycling programs. • Con- 


Have you recently moved, 
changed jobs or gotten mar- 
ried? Call us to update your 
record so we can keep you up- 
to-date on friends, classmates 
and BC happenings. You can 
call (617) 552-3440 to change 
your record by phone, fax 
(617) 552-0077, e-mail, or 
drop a postcard to Boston Col- 
lege Information Services, 
More Hall 220, Chestnut Hill, 
MA 02167. 

gratulations to Marion Flynn, who 

delivered the commencement ad- 
dress at her alma mater, Archbishop 
Williams High in Braintree. Marion 
recalled Dorothy Day's message to 
us in her address. • Brigid Coles 
Thornton married Alan 
Guttmacher in '90. Alan is a physi- 
cian at UVM, and Brigid is complet- 
ing her requirements to become a 
VT clinical mental health counselor 
while running a psychotherapy prac- 
tice part-time, working as a counsel- 
ing intern at Planned Parenthood 
and raising John, 17 and Kathleen, 
14. • Susan Palino Caputo and 
husband Bill are suffering from 
"empty nest" syndrome. Daughter 
Heather is a junior at Salve Regina 
College, and daughter Lee started 
college this year. Bill commutes to 
Quincy where he works for Arthur 
Gallagher Insurance. Susan is prin- 
cipal of the Blessed Sacrament 
School in Providence and is finish- 
ing her master's at Providence Col- 
lege. • Deirdre Finn Romanowski 
is trying to locate Jane Rowlenson 
and Christine Szymanski for a high 
school reunion: are you out there 
Jane and Christine? 


Hellas M. Assad 
149 Lincoln Street 
Norwood, MA 02062 

The BC Eagle courier flew by and 
delivered these newsnotes. Hail to 
the teachers! Congratulations to Jay 
Cigna and his wife Lauren on their 
recent marriage. Jay and Lauren re- 
side in Watertown. Jay has a PhD in 
physiology and is a professor at 
Northeastern Univ. He is very in- 
terested in hearing from "biology 
people," members of the Mendel 
Club. He can be reached via e-mail 
at • Joseph 
Ferris is president of Omni Prod- 
ucts Inc., an advertising and promo- 
tional agency in Boxford. Joseph and 
his wife Janice have two children. • 
Michael McDermott is teaching 
Spanish at Watertown High School. 
He is currently enrolled in a 2nd 
year doctoral program in ed. admin- 
istration at BC. He had a wonderful 
six week experience as a participant 
in a Fulbright summer seminar in 
Mexico, along with a group of US 
teachers. Michael would love to hear 
from the "table 6" group from Lyons 
Cafeteria. • Catherine O'Hearn 
Hurley accepted a promotion as 
vice-principal at Groves High School 
in Birmingham, MI effective with 
the '96-'97 school year. She previ- 

ously was the chairman for the spe- 
cial education department and has 
been in that position for seven years. 
Catherine and husband Steve have 
lived in Troy, MI since '84. Steve 
recendy celebrated 20 years with 
GE Appliances. Daughter Erin en- 
tered her freshman year at Seaholm 
HS in Birmingham. Son Kevin loves 
his travel soccer team and is in 6th 
grade. Cathy and Steve attended the 
soggy BC/U Michigan football game 
in Sept. • MaryAnn Ruscito is 
teaching at the John F. Kennedy 
School in Canton. She is working 
with preschool through grade 5 as a 
speech and language pathologist. • 
It was great to hear from you. Please 
keep writing. 


Deborah Melino-Wender 
110 Champlin Place N. 
Newport, Rl 02840 


Gerald B. Shea, Esq. 

10 Creaton Road 

W. Roxbury, MA 02132 

Peter Darveau and Mary Menna 
Darveau '80 welcomed their first- 
born, Danielle Marie, last Sept. 
Danielle weighed in at a healthy 7 
lbs., 3 oz., stretching 20 inches. The 
Darveaus reside in Framingham. 
Congratulations! • Nicholas M. 
Gistaro, DMD and wife Jayne call 
Chula Vista, CA home, where 
Nicholas also operates his dental 
practice. • A legal Eagle, David W. 
Murphy, Jr. is a partner in the firm 
of Katz, Murphy & Greenwald, situ- 
ated in Pittsfield. Dave is married to 
Lori Conway Murphy. • The presi- 
dent of Connecticut Micro Corp., a 
computer concern located in 
Farmington, CT, is our own Scott 
D. Veley. Scott lives in nearby 
Kensington, CT. • Past Young 
Alumni Achievement Award recipi- 
ent Kevin M. Bannon and wife 
Cynthia have called Nashua, NH 
their home for several years now. 
Kevin is the director of corporate 
audit services for Reebok Interna- 
tional, Ltd., Stoughton. • Nick Getty 
Deane and wife Claire attended our 
20th Reunion and advised that they 
had a great time. Nick is a VP with 
Faulkner & Gray, a NYC printing 
and publishing company. The 
Deanes reside in Manhattan. • Class- 
mates interested in attending Laetare 
Sunday '97, should contact this 

writer. It's always a fun, mini-reunion 
of classmates. • Here's hoping all 
find time to send an epistle to yours 
truly. It's your column, after all. Keep 
healthy and happy, and God bless! 

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MAY 16 ■ 18 ■ 

Mary ]o Mancuso Otto 
256 Woodland Road 
Pittsford, NY 14534 
(716) 383-1475 

I apologize to anyone who has tried 
to contact me at the e-mail address 
printed in the last issue; I now have 
a new e-mail address: • Peter C. 
Mutty, Jr. writes from Bartlett, NH 
where he works for the American 
Skiing Co. He presendy serves as 
CFO/controller of Attitash Bear 
Peak Ski Resort. Peter has been 
married since '86 to Bonnie Watts 
Mutty. They have two girls: Kali, 2 
and Sarah, 6. Peter asks any old 
friends to e-mail him at • Carol Marden 
Haas hails from Kailua, HI where 
she has been for the past five years. 
Carol has just begun her 19th year of 
teaching elementary school, third 
grade to be exact. Congratulations! 
(Having an eight-year-old myself, I 
consider this quite an accomplish- 
ment!) She is married to Kevin Haas, 
a general contractor; they have a 
daughter, Kacey, 3, and a son Jake, 
4. Hawaii sounds pretty good as I 
complete this column on this very 
cold and snowy November day. • 
Robert Carleo joined the Boston 
office of Arthur Andersen as a man- 
ager in the state and local tax prac- 
tice in Oct. Prior to this he spent 14 
years with the Mass. Dept. of Rev- 
enue. Best of luck to you in your new 
job. • Reunion update: It sounds like 
quite a Reunion Weekend is being 
planned for May 16-18. Activities 
include a golf tournament, an 
evening boat cruise around the har- 
bor, the Boston Pops and Duck Boat 
Tours. On Saturday evening there 
will be a Class party on campus. The 
reunion committee is trying to put 
together a slide show, so now is the 
time to send in photos of former 
roommates and friends. I've been 
told that hotel rooms in the area will 
be few and far between that week- 
end, but that there has been a block 
of rooms reserved at the Colonnade 
Hotel ( 1 -800-962 -3 03 0). There will 
also be accommodations available 
on campus at a very reasonable rate. 
• The next deadline for notes is 
March 3 for the June issue, which 


means this will be the final column 
before reunion. Ifyou have any ques- 
tion about the reunion or sugges- 
tions, contact Patty-Anne Lyons at 
the Alumni Office at (800) 669-843 0, 
tax: (617) 552-4626. Look forward 
to seeing you at our reunion!! 


Cathleen J. Ball Foster 
15105 Cedar Tree Drive 
Burtonsville, MD 20866 
(301) 549-3211 


Laura Vitagliano 
78 Wareham Street 
Medford, MA 02155 

Hi! Hope all is well with everyone. 
On Oct. 18, a "mini" Lyons reunion 
was held in honor of Sheila Coakley, 
who married Dave Johnson on Aug. 
2 3 . She's working at Holy Cross and 
living in Shrewsbury. She and Dave 
are expecting a baby in '97. The 
party was hosted by Elaine Smith 
Keene, who lives in Westwood with 
her husband Russell and three chil- 
dren: 10, 4 and 2. She finished her 
kitchen (after three years of decid- 
ing) especially for the party! I had a 
great time seeing everyone, catch- 
ing up on news, and leaving a sheet 
for people to write their updates for 
this column. • Peter and Lorraine 
Foley Pantano had a baby girl, 
Jenna, who joins older brother Pe- 
ter, 5. Peter is a dentist and Lorraine 
is an anesthesiologist. • Dan 
Puopolo and his wife Karen live in 
Westwood with their children: 
Maria, 10; Andrew, 8; and Kristen, 
6. • Ed Nash was worried that I'd 
write something mean about him, 
but I'm not that type! Ed has four 
children ages 9, 6, 4 and 1. • Gary 
Nagle and his wife Denise have a 
baby girl, Kelly, who joins older 
brother Matthew, 2. They live in 
Westwood. Gary works in insur- 
ance. • Brian Kickham and his wife 
Ellen have four children and live in 
Needham. Brian is VP of Northeast 
Security. • John Mariano and his 
wife Karen Pacella '80 live in Norwell 
with their two boys, Jonathan, 12 
and Joshua, 10. John finally left a 
long career at Digital to assume full- 
time responsibility of Scituate Coun- 
try Club. • Karen Lynch is back to 
civilian life and says it's an adven- 
ture! • Dan Mahoney and his wife 
Fran live in Stoneham with their two 

boys. Dan works for Draper Labs in 
Cambridge. • Al Morteo and his 
wife Rosemary live in Westwood 
with their three children. • Phil 
Tank McGovern, III, says, "hi" to 
everyone. • And, last but not least, 
Kathy Therrien and Sue Monahan 
made sure everyone had something 
to eat and drink! • Dr. Louis Rich- 
ard Alvarez is back in Boston after a 
1 7 year absence. He and his wife Ana 
Laura are proud to announce the 
birth of their son, Carlos Antonio, 
on Oct. 28. Louis is on the faculty of 
Harvard Medical School as a clinical 
instructor and is an attending physi- 
cian at Brigham and Women's Hos- 
pital. In addition to all this, he is 
pursuing a master's of public health 
at Harvard School of Public Health. 
Welcome back to Boston! • Hope 
the holidays were happy ones! 


Jay Geary 
11 Pond Street 
Needham, MA 02192 
(617) 449-9212 


Alison Mitchell McKee, Esq. 
1128 Brandon Road 
Virginia Beach, VA 23451 
(757) 428-0861 

I enjoyed hearing from Ernie 
Khirallah who lives with his wife 
Kathy in Altadena, CA. They own a 
small marketing and advertising con- 
sulting firm called Marketing PLUS, 
which Ernie founded in '92. Kathy 
and Ernie are avid snow skiers (25 
days a year), and Ernie also enjoys 
sailing. Ernie reports that they have 
no children after 1 1 years of mar- 
riage but they do have three cats. 
Ernie converted to Catholicism four 
years ago and he and Kathy are ac- 
tively involved with the Church. • 
Mary McCarthy Bellamy is a col- 
lege counselor at Cape Cod Acad- 
emy in Osterville. She and her 
husband Richard live in Cotuit. • 
David Riggert is a VP for finance 
with Bemis Associates, Inc. in 
Shirley. He and his wife Karen are 
living in Groton. • Kenneth Dixon 
is an operations manager with Wave 
Inc. in Framingham. • Patricia 
Dorman Ketchum is a manager in 
reporting and analysis for Fidelity 
Investments in Boston. She obtained 
her MBA from Univ. of Dallas in 
'85. She and her husband Jim live in 
Foxboro. • Bill Popeo and his wife 

Sharon live in Wilmington, DE 
where Bill is a VP for representation 
services and general counsel at CSC/ 
Prentice Hall. • Elizabeth Granata 
Hickey is a project coordinator at 
Univ. of Maryland. She and her hus- 
band Christopher live in Bowie, MD. 
• Debra Polhamus Seeto is a speech 
and language pathologist for the 
Framingham public schools. She and 
her husband Mark live in Natick. • 
Henry Lubas is a director of sales 
and marketing for Pearl Computer 
Systems in Mt. Laurel, NJ. • Jerry 
O'Connor is a VP with Natwest 
Securities in San Francisco. • Ann 
Laak is also in San Francisco work- 
ing as a research associate at the 
Univ. of San Francisco. • Sharon 
Forrence is an associate director of 
Youth for Understanding in Wash- 
ington, DC. • John Mahoney is a 
partner with the business services 
firm, The Leadership Companies, 
in Acton. • In closing, I am terribly 
sorry to report that Joe Harkins 
and his wife Susan lost their two-year 
old son, Ryan Christopher, in Nov. 
after a long illness. Please join me in 
extending sincere condolences to 
them and their family. • Let me hear 
from you! 

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19 9 7 

Lisa M. Capalbo 
49 Maplecrest Drive 
Greenville, Rl 02828 

Congratulations to Pam Purcell 
Sheridan and husband John on the 
birth of their second son, Drew Tay- 
lor, last August. He joins brother 
Tyler in Amherst, NH. Hope all is 
well! • Steve Salvato and his wife 
Liz live in CA with their son, Tyler 
Jacob. Steve is a paramedic and at- 
tends Stanford U, where he is study- 
ing to become a physician's assistant. 
• Rick Erickson recently returned 
to RI with his wife Sandy and their 
four children, Vicki, Kelly, Kristen 
and Bobby. Rick is VP of sales for 
The HB Group in North Smithfield. 
The Ericksons live in East Green- 
wich, RI. Thanks for the letter! • 
Julie Rao Martin wrote that she 
and her husband moved back to MA 
from CA two years ago. Julie is VP of 
direct marketing for Cuneo Sullivan 
Dolabany in Boston. Julie and her 
husband are parents of a daughter. • 
Tim Corcoran recently formed his 
own law firm, Corcoran Law Of- 
fices, LLP, in Boston. Tim has eight 
additional attorneys associated with 
his firm. • Chuck McCullagh and 
his wife Martha moved to Christ 
Church, VA. He is employed as a 

business manager at Christ Church 
School, a private boarding school. 
Chuck and Martha are parents of 
two daughters, Sarah Ann and Laura 
May. Chuck's e-mail address is • Joe 
Brissette recently attended his 10 
year medical school reunion in NC 
and was able to visit with his old 
roommate Michael Redmond. 
Michael and Adrian Chu Redmond 
recently moved their family to NC 
where Michael is working for Na- 
tions Bank. Joe is an attending phy- 
sician on staff at two hospitals in 
downtown Atlanta, specializing in 
emergency medicine. • Janet 
Aylward Clark is a post doctoral 
fellow at the National Institute of 
Health in Bethesda, MD. She lives 
in Rockville, MD with husband 
William. • Ann-Marie Burke works 
for the EPA in Boston as a toxicolo- 
gist. She and husband Edward 
Hathaway live in Sharon. • Gaby 
Clapp is VP at ABN AMRO Securi- 
ties, Inc. in NYC. • Jeanne 
Fitzgerald Jacobs is employed by 
the Masconomet Regional Schools 
in Topsfield as dept. chair for world 
languages. She resides in Danvers 
with husband Lawrence. • Charles 
D'Atri lives in Santa Monica, CA 
and works for Hollywood Records/ 
Walt Disney Corp. as marketing di- 
rector. • Lynne Elliott is an emer- 
gency services clinician for the Dept. 
of Mental Health in Taunton. • 
Kelley Sullivan is VP of Credit 
Administration for FBOP Corp. in 
Oak Park, IL and lives in Chicago. • 
Brian Cummins is a major in the 
Army and is stationed in Korea. He 
is looking for any other alumni who 
might be living in Korea. • Mike 
Piti is employed as business man- 
ager for A & A Drug Co. He and his 
wife Christy live in Fremont, NE. 
Hope all is well! • Michael Beatty is 
VP atjefferson Bankin Philadelphia 
and lives with his wife Nancy in 
Lansdale, PA. • John Warren is 
controller at the Rockport Co. in 
Marlboro. He resides in Stoughton 
with his wife Gerry. 


Cynthia J. Bocko 

71 Hood Road 

N. Tewksbury, MA 01876 

(508) 851-6119 

I hope you enjoy this latest edition of 
class notes. . .so, read on! • Derek 
and Patty Hartigan Malmquist joy- 
fully announce the birth of their first 
child, a son named Dylan, born Aug. 



18 in San Francisco. • Amy '88 and 
Peter Rockett happily announce 
the arrival of their little "sparkler," 
Catherine Marie, born on July 4. • 
Fred Harris and his wife Patrice 
had a baby girl on May 6. Eileen 
Patrice Harris joins brothers Jimmy 
and John. The Harrises live in Ar- 
lington; Fred also recently moved 
his law practice to Arlington. 
Patrice's sister Karen is married to 
Jim Morgan. Jim and Karen had 
their third daughter, Kathleen 
Fitzgerald Morgan, on April 16. The 
Morgans live in Woburn. Father 
Bowers '82 baptized the two new 
baby cousins at St. Agnes Church in 
Arlington. • Sharleen Carrico 
Grove and her husband Jeff an- 
nounce the birth of their first child, 
Mitchell Patrick Grove, born Oct. 
20. Sharleen still works for one of 
the officers at Microsoft Corp., but 
is on a five month maternity leave. 
Warm congratulations to all the new 
parents! • Ken Catandella was re- 
cently appointed alumnae director 
at Sarah Lawrence College in 
Bronxville, NY. Ken was previously 
director of alumni affairs at Harvard's 
Kennedy School of Government, 
and prior to that, at Emerson Col- 
lege. Catandella is working on plans 
to build on existing alumnae pro- 
grams and further involve graduates 
in the life of the college. • Laura 
Lynch Delaney graduated in Jan. 
with a master's in community health 
nursing from BC. Her new position 
is nurse manager for Boston's Health 
Care for the Homeless Clinic at St. 
Francis House, a day shelter for the 
homeless. Laura and husband Steve, 
who works for First Data Corp., live 
in Roslindale and recently celebrated 
their 10th wedding anniversary. 
Laura says "hello" to all her friends, 
especially her freshman year pals 
from Cheverus. • If you've never 
sent a note to class notes, why not do 
it now — it only takes a minute, and 
one postage stamp — or, you can e- 
mail me at cindy.bocko @ Give it a try! 


Carol A. Baclawski, Esq. 
29 Beacon Hill Road 
W. Springfield, MA 01089 

Happy New Year to all! • Carolyn 
Davis moved to New York to work 
on her master's at Columbia Univ. 
School of Social Work. Before she 
left, she was able to squeeze in a 
vacation at the Summer Olympics in 
Atlanta. • Tom O'Brien has been 

living in Mexico City and working as 
director of client services for Grey 
Advertising. He was recently pro- 
moted to senior VP and moved to 
Grey's European headquarters in 
Brussels, Belgium last Nov. He is 
now managing Grey's Procter and 
Gamble business for Europe, Africa 
and the Middle East. Before the 
move, he and Dave Janollain took 
six weeks and trekked through the 
Andes in Bolivia, Peru and Chile. 
Dave is now a senior VP for Warner 
Brothers Television. • Tom attended 
Moira Feeney's wedding to Peter 
Cassidy in NYC last fall. Other guests 
included Vinnie Tangredi, Jeff 
Jones and Theresa Bates. • Brian 
Joyce was elected to the Mass. State 
Legislature. Brian defeated a 30-year 
incumbent and was elected state rep. 
for the 7th Norfolk District which 
represents Milton and Randolph. • 
Cathy Krivickas Treacy is director 
of sales and marketing for The Vil- 
lage in Barkhamsted, CT. • Lisa 
Kauffman is VP of marketing at 
Time Life, Inc. in Alexandria, VA. • 
Karen Jones Rohan is Assistant VP 
of finance for CIGNA Corp. in 
Bloomfield, CT. • Mike Wong is 
director of Astra Merck in Illinois. • 
Suzanne North Picher is senior 
VP at Putnam Companies in Bos- 
ton. • Margaret Leyden Holda is 
director of communications for 
South Shore Hospital in South 
Weymouth. • Jacqueline Murphy 
is VP/ general manager of events for 
Computerworld, Inc., in 
Framingham. • Susan Flaherty is a 
tax manager for Deloitte & Touche 
in Boston. • Tricia Jones Paoletta 
and her husband Mark had their 
third child, Claire Marie, last June. 
The baby joins Joseph and Tessa. 
Tricia is the director of telecommu- 
nications trade policy at the US 
Trade Representative's office. • Last 
Sept. 5, John and Caryn Bollhofer 
Wolak welcomed their second child, 
Michael Joseph. He Joins older sis- 
ter, Julia Louise, born Dec. 2 5 , 1 993 . 

• Ed Ferguson and wife Monica, 
welcomed baby Claire, born last fall. 

• Laurie Pignatelli Schiff and hus- 
band Scott announced the birth of 
their son, Peyton John, last July 21. 
They live in Pittsfield. Congrats! 


Barbara Ward Wilson 
32 Saw Mill Lane 
Medfield, MA 02052 
(508} 359-6498 

Hello again; I hope that everyone 
has been enjoying the winter months. 

Congratulations to Carol Anne and 
Paul Cushing on the arrival of their 
first child. John Paul, "Jack," was 
born on April 28. The Cushings live 
in Marblehead and Paul works as an 
attorney for Choate Hall & Stewart 
in Boston. • In July, Pamela Ready 
married James Palumbo at the Ten- 
nis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI. In 
attendance were Lori Ebanietti 
Surtaj and her husband Steve, 
Lauren Ziegler Conroy, Janet 
Breiner, Julie Curcuru Costa and 
Cindy PutzTornabene. • Congratu- 
lations to Ken and Wendy Fai Roos 
on the birth of Nicole Fai in Sept. 
Niki's big brother David, 3, loves 
having a sister. • For an update on 
Hillsides C-35: Mary Beattie lives 
in South Hadley and is currently 
earning her PhD in Spanish studies. 
She is also the assistant director of a 
local pet shelter. Mary encourages 
everyone to adopt a pet. • Mary 
Carew Romeo recently bought a 
house in Stoneham with her hus- 
band Rob and son Robbie. A licensed 
day care worker, Mary manages a 
day care for children with disabili- 
ties. • Ann Collari Currie and hus- 
band Lloyd live in Milford. Ann 
manages the special care nursery at a 
suburban Boston hospital. In her 
spare time, Ann volunteers at a local 
kitty shelter. • Kim Foulke and her 
husband Major James Eldridge, re- 
cently moved to Brookline, NH from 
Ohio with sons James, Daniel and 
Matthew. Kim was recently elected 
choir director of her church. • 
Monica Lin is currently living in 
Newington, CT and is seeking re- 
election to the city council. • Diane 
Macys lives in Wakefield and re- 
ceived her master's at BC in '95. 
Diane is currently a nurse practitio- 
ner working with the Spanish speak- 
ing population. • Nancy 
Wasserman London and her hus- 
band Marc live in Columbia, MD 
with their twin boys. • Congratula- 
tions to Jill Keating on her Oct. '95 
marriage to Peter Owen Brannigan. 
Jill and Peter both got their MB As at 
New York Univ. Jill worked for 
Gartner Group in London at the 
time of her wedding, and Peter 
worked in Belgium, so they had a 
European commuter marriage for 
nine months. On Aug. 7 they had 
identical twin sons, Owen Cullen 
and Aidan Charles, and now the fam- 
ily lives in Brussels, Belgium. • Leslie 
Tedd married David Plum two years 
ago and they have a one year old son, 
Nicholas. Leslie works for Kinetic 
Concepts "KCI" as a territory man- 
ager, selling hospital equipment. 
They live in beautiful Corona del 
Mar, CA. • Richard Clancey is a 
supervisor at Seligman Data Corp in 

NYC. • Julie McLaughlin works 
for AT&T in Short Hills, NJ. • Lisa 
Brazzamano Kenney works at the 
UMass Medical Center in Worces- 
ter as a pediatric oncologist and lives 
in Westborough. • Catherine Boyle 
works for WBBM-AM radio in Chi- 
cago as an account executive. • Alan 
Swirski works for the US Dept. of 
Justice in Washington. • Ed Pla 
works for Swiss Bank in NYC and 
lives in New Canaan, CT. • Matt 
Foley works for Summit Services 
Group in Atlanta as a regional sales 
manager. • Walter Rossi works for 
Kelly Information Systems in Chi- 
cago as a VP. • James O'Connor 
works as an attorney for NYS Insur- 
ance Fund in NYC. • Elizabeth 
Factor is a VP at Concorde Clinical 
Research, Inc. in Philadelphia. • 
Victoria Pavlick works for Bank 
One Trust Company in Columbus 
OH. • Timothy Holtsnider works 
for Gillette in Englewood, CO. 
• Phil Callahan works for Dreyfus 
Corp. in Chicago. •Jim Tyma works 
as an attorney at Del Sole & Del Sole 
in New Haven, CT. • Kathy Brophy 
is a physical education teacher at 
North Junior High School in 
Brockton. • Congratulations to 
Doug Flutie on winning his second 
Grey Cup in the Canadian Football 
League. Doug also won the MVP 
award. • Brian Coughlin is work- 
ing as a stand-up comedian out of 
Burke, VA. • Robert Gorog is a VP 
with JNB Associates in Boston. • 
Asimakis Iatridis is an attorney in 
the Colorado Attorney General's 
Office. • Joseph Callanan is a VP 
with Spaulding and Slye in Wash- 
ington, DC. • Jason Mitchell gradu- 
ated in '89 from Chicago Medical 
School and is a physician at Rush 
North Shore Medical Center in 
Skokie, IL. • Cathy Murphy 
Counsell graduated in '92 from 
Harvard Univ. with a master's and is 
a scientist with Immulogic Pharma- 
ceutical Corp. in Waltham. • Julie 
Casey Forgo is a principal technical 
writer for Lotus Development in 
Cambridge. • My son, Thomas, 3, 
recently welcomed home his new 
sister, Molly Alexandra Wilson, born 
Oct. 7.1am enjoying my busy sched- 
ule of working full time at Bank of 
Boston and juggling the household 
activities with two little ones. • Please 
keep those letters coming my way. 
As I always say, your letters help to 
make this column more interesting 
and fun to read for everyone. 



Karen Broughton Boyarsky 
34 Powder Hill Road 
Bedford, NH 03110 

Happy spring one and all! The mail 
was unusually slow this season, so I 
don't have a lot to report. • Chris 
Caggiano is a journalist with Inc. 
magazine in Boston. He was recently 
promoted to staff writer. He lives in 
Boston. • Kim Norton Chipman 
and her husband Peter announce the 
birth of their second child, Michaela, 
born in Aug. Congratulations! • Also 
with a new son is Annie Pecevich 
Rolincik. Her fourth child, Brian, 
was born in July. Annie and her fam- 
ily relocated to Vienna, VA. Annie 
misses you, Claire! • Paul Afonso is 
the owner of the Bristol Group, Inc., 
a consulting firm with offices in 
Lisbon, Portugal and Washington, 
DC. He specializes in assisting Por- 
tuguese and Brazilian firms with joint 
venture deals in the US and abroad. 
Prior to opening his firm, Paul prac- 
ticed law in Washington, DC after 
graduating from Georgetown Law 
in '89. It was great seeing you, Paul, 
over Thanksgiving. • Kelly Kuras 
Bottie is a pediatric nurse practitio- 
ner at Buffalo Children's Hospital. • 
Jack Greene is living in Paris where 
he is the contracts manager for an 
engineering firm, Litwin SA. • Also, 
living abroad is Steve Bolger and 
his wife, Lisa. Steve is a managing 
director of Superior Graphite Eu- 
rope. The Bolgers live in France. • 
Karen and Dave Smith are the proud 
new parents of daughter, Gillian, 
who joins her brother, Gerard. The 
Smiths live in Morristownship, NJ. 
Congrats, Dave and Karen! • Jo- 
seph Gerbasi and wife, Virginia, 
have a son, Michael, born in March 
'96. They are all doing well and 
living in Silver Spring, MD. 



M A Y 16 ■ 18 • 1 9 9 7 

Catherine Stanton Rooney 
4 Bushnell Terrace 
Braintree, MA 02184 

Happy 1997! Our 10th reunion is 
now only two months away! Make 
sure to make reservations if you want 
to stay on campus that weekend (it's 
a great way to really catch up with 
everyone). We had a great turnout 
for the Syracuse game, as well as for 
the Christmas Chorale in Dec. Now 
onto the news. • Sean and I wel- 
comed Jaclyn Leigh in Sept. I thor- 
oughly enjoyed a 12 -week maternity 

leave and went back to Bacardi in 
Dec. # JulieHannonCurran wrote 

that she and her husband Bill wel- 
comed Aidan Robert in April. 
They're living in Norwalk, CT. • 
Lance and Caroline Jakubowicz 
Nelson welcomed Claire Sylvia in 
Nov. '95. She joins her brother Casey 
Jon, 2. They're at home in West 
Chester, PA, where Lance is a trial 
attorney with MacElree, Harvey, 
Gallagher, Featherman & Sebastian, 
Ltd. Caroline is enjoying an extended 
maternity leave from her teaching 
job to be an at-home mom. • Cathy 
Rieder Begley and her husband 
Thomas wrote from Great Falls, VA 
to announce the birth of their daugh- 
ter, Sabrina Leone, injan. '96. Cathy 
is an at-home mom and is busy co- 
leading a group called "Mothers 
First" for women interrupting their 
careers to raise their children at 
home. • Once again we had lots of 
weddings: Joe Donovan married 
Kristi Tilley in Jan. '96. They live in 
the Back Bay; Joe is a lawyer. • Tenny 
Frost wrote to announce her mar- 
riage to longtime partner Barton 
Blum. They were married in the 
hills of Berkeley, CA last May. Guests 
included Kathleen Burke, Joie 
Piderit, Tracy Thiele, Tom Turley, 
Bill Landers and Patrick Emerton. 
Tenny and Bart honeymooned in 
the San Juan Islands of the Pacific 
Northwest. • Tom Livaccari wrote 
that he was married in May to Eliza- 
beth Perates in Litde Compton, RI. 
BCers at the wedding included Kathy 
Brady, Kathy Harkins, Peter Tho- 
mas, Joe Cistulli, Tom Turley, Jeff 
Spano, Rob Rioseca, Chris Brown, 
Dan Reddington, Tom Porell, Pe- 
ter Gallagher, Mike Choy, Andrew 
Smith, Chris Ridini and Christine 
Galehouse Ridini. Tom and his wife 
live in Manhattan where he is the 
VP/publisher at ICON New Media 
which publishes two magazines on 
the Internet, Word and Charged. • 
Anthony Benedetti married Kim- 
berly Ann Fogarty in Watch Hill, 
RI. Anthony received his JD from 
Suffolk Law and is an attorney at the 
Committee for Public Counsel Ser- 
vices in Brockton. • Laura Barlow 
works for the Chamber of Com- 
merce in St. Louis and edits a busi- 
ness magazine while writing her first 
novel. She wrote with this news: 
Joan Keane married Matt 
Zimmerman in Switzerland; they 
reside in LA. Bill Schierl just moved 
the driveway of his farm in Wiscon- 
sin—which in that state necessitates 
a new address; Bob and Becca Flint 
Finkenaur now have two girls, 
Eleanor and Madeline. They live in 
Phoenixville, PA; Paul Plissey, aka 
folk singer Ellis Paul, is receiving 

rave reviews on his third CD and can 
be heard on the radio or through his 
ongoing tours. • Tracey Andrejko 
Flaherty wrote from Belgium where 
she lives with her family while her 
husband Bob is on a temporary as- 
signment with General Motors. 
They have two children, Matthew, 
4, and Elizabeth, 3. Tracey is taking 
graduate classes at Boston Univ., 
Brussels. • Sarah Ronan 
Rasmussen wrote that she gradu- 
ated with her master's degree in 
sports management from UMass 
Amherst and is currently the special 
events manager for Killington, Ltd. 
She married Erik Rasmussen in Oct. 
'94; they live in Plymouth, VT where 
they spend all their free time skiing 
and golfing. Sarah says "hi" to all the 
girls from Hillsides D-62 . • Siobhan 
Greaney Workman has been nomi- 
nated for the Alumni Board of Di- 
rectors. Ballots will be out in 
April — be sure to vote! • Maria 
Mercuri is an optometrist at New 
England Medical Center in Boston 
and is living in Auburndale. She 
welcomes any classmates to visit if 
they're at the Center. • Thanks to 
everyone for writing. I received lots 
of updates from everyone who sent 
them in with their ticket orders — 
and they will make it into future 
issues. I look forward to seeing ev- 
eryone in May! 


Laura Germak Ksenak 
532 4th Street, #2 
Brooklyn, NY 11215 
(718) 965-3236 

By the time this column hits your 
mailboxes we will already be well 
into 1997. Hope everyone is enjoy- 
ing it. I write this column as I wake 
up from a post-Thanksgiving snooze, 
and look forward to the New Year as 
I reenter full time studentdom at 
NYU. From marketing to special 
education, my career is in constant 
evolution. • I don't feel so alone in 
my state of flux after hearing from 
Elizabeth Collumb who has meta- 
morphosed several times and is now 
in her second year of medical school 
at UC San Diego. Liz and husband 
Tom Greene keep in touch with a 
bunch of BCers, including Bridget 
Leahy, who is editing in Cambridge, 
Natascha Drekonja who lawyers 
for New York Life in Denver, and 
Christy Kelly who is farming out- 
side of Kingston, NY. • Liz also 
reports that Chris Constas and 
Stacey Savage are enjoying married 

life as an attorney-academic dyad. • 
Carlos Arevalo wrote me an exten- 
sive e-mail to update us on who he 
has been in touch with. Carlos has 
been practicing product liability de- 
fense law since '91 (he should be an 
expert by now). Carlos and wife Jen- 
nifer, married since July '94, are liv- 
ing in Philadelphia. "Jill Strazzella 
and Marty Glick are still in greater 
L.A. where Jill teaches and Marty is 
an accountant. • Kerry Walsh 
Pittman and husband Larry have 
recently moved to Walpole. Kerry is 
working for BU (yo Kerri, wrong 
school) in their Alumni Develop- 
ment office. • Barbara Stephan has 
recently moved to Northern Cali- 
fornia. • Stephen and Terry 
Higgins Mears and wife Terry had 
Trevor last Jan. • Scott and 
Charlene Sherwood Callahan are 
proud parents of Meghan born in 
July '95. • Mary Solomita is prac- 
ticing school psychology in West- 
ern Mass. • Sarah Lynne joined 
Margaret McLean and hubby 
(nameless thanks to Carlos who did 
not mention his name in the e-mail; 
yes, all of the preceding info is from 
him. Thank you, Carlos.) • Another 
former Duchesne dweller, Maureen 
Keaney Fisher, provided some up- 
dates. Maureen and husband Steve 
are living in Tampa where she is 
senior consultant for Ernst & Young, 
and Steve is a systems manager at 
Univ. of South Florida Physician's 
Group. Maureen writes that Kathy 
Hickey Rudden, husband Kevin, 
and their little girl Madeleine can be 
found in Norwalk, CT, and that 
Anne Roemer is successfully sell- 
ing with the IDX Systems Corp. in 
Boston. • Brian Dooling, another 
Internet aficionado, e-mailed some 
news. Brian and wife Lisa are busy 
with their daughter Meghan. In his 


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spare time, Brian is working through 
his second year at Harvard Business 
School. Brian tells us that Dan 
Wassel and wife, Maribeth 
McGinnis are living in Italy until 
Jan. '97, while Dan works al Italia for 
ITT Sheraton. • Pat Breslin and 
bride, Carolyn Winn, two-stepped 
at their true Texan wedding with 
Linton Young and Bob Pommer. 
• Amy Mahoney Rockett and hus- 
band Peter welcomed Catherine 
Marie, a lean 20-inch beauty in July 
'96. Catherine Marie will debut with 
the Radio City dancers in December 
2006. • Cathy Tully is breaking and 
making bread and other provisions, 
as a food broker in Boston. Cathy is 
enjoying her work as not just any 
old, quotidian food broker, but as 
"broker of the year" for outstanding 
sales achievement. Good show! We 
have personal ads to publish. • Des- 
perately seeking Beth Halbardier 
is Julie Ann Carrigg Charrette. 
Julie Ann, who would love to hear 
from Beth, is occupying her time by 
boating to the Bahamas with hus- 
band Steve. When the sailors are not 
aboard "Cielo" they hang out in 
Charlestown. Beth, I'd say that even 
though Julie Ann is definitely not 
home pining like the rest of us land- 
lubbers, you should still fly her a 
note. • Julie Ann does hear from 
Kim Simard Ryan and husband 
Kevin who had Korey, a boy, in 
June, and Eve Rutyna who just be- 
gan pursuit of her JD at Northeast- 
ern. • Chuck Gregory is also posting 
a wanted sign. Chuck would love to 
hear from his former teammates, 
you know who you are, so please 
contact me for Chuck's location. 
Chuck may not get back to you right 
away because he and wife Nicole are 
busy with new baby, Gabrielle Marie, 

born just before Halloween 1996. • 
Lost: Louie Enriquez? Louie, your 
friend Michael Dolan '91 is looking 
for you, so if you or someone who 
knows of your whereabouts sees this, 
please contact me for Michael's ad- 
dress. • I'm going to put a personal 
shout out for Amy Kelley, with 
whom I've lost touch since home- 
coming '93. Amy, now I need your 
advice on teaching, so please contact 
me when you can. • Former CSOM 
Marketing Professor Bert 
Mendelsohn is also looking for let- 
ters. Bert, I still have in my posses- 
sion my wallet-sized "Six Steps to 
Selling" cards from the Professional 
Selling Class that Bill Romanowski 
never made it to. I guess he didn't 
need to go). Professor Mendelsohn 
would love to hear from his former 
students while he is enjoying his 
retirement in Carmel, CA, so please 
contact me for his address if you feel 
so inclined. • If any more of you are 
lost or looking, please write. For 
those of you who have written, thanks 
and keep in touch. For the rest of 
you, please come forward on behalf 
of the entire class; we'd all love to 
hear from you. Ciao! 


Joanne Foley 
936 E. Fourth Street #3 
S. Boston, MA 02127 
(617) 464-3300 


Kara Corso Nelson 
2100 Dover Court 
Windsor, CT 06095 
(860) 285-8626 

These first few updates are a little 
dated (I inadvertently overlooked 
them, and apologize to those who 
took the time to contact me — I hope 
they're still accurate!). Becky Gib- 
bons Powell was married to David 
Powell in July '94. They are both 
teachers living in Seattle. • Cristina 
Karman married Francisco Rojo in 
March '92 and have a daughter, 
Alexandra, 1. Francisco works for 
The Related Companies of Florida, 
a real estate development company 
specializing in subsidized housing. 
Cristina is an actress who does the- 
ater, television and radio (you may 
have seen her in Ace Ventura, Pet 
Detective). They live in Miami. • 
Paul Hamel graduated from op- 
tometry school in May '94. He mar- 

ried Lea Pinto in Oct. '95, and they 
live in Revere where Paul is an op- 
tometrist at Pearle Vision Center. • 
Bob McGrath is assistant VP of 
mortgage banking at Ipswich Sav- 
ings Bank. Bob co-authored a busi- 
ness case study with BC Professor 
Jack Lewis that was published in 
Judy Gordon's Organizational Be- 
havior: A Pragmatic Approach. • 
Xavier Pedroza and wife Allison 
were married in '93 ; they are parents 
of twins. Xavier is an administrator 
in Boston with Primary Care. • Pam 
Baldwin married Tim Mullaney '9 1 
in Oct. '95 . They are living in Roch- 
ester, NY where Pam is a marketing 
consultant for Bausch & Lomb's 
Health Care Division. She is also 
working on her MBA at the Simon 
School at the Univ. of Rochester. • 
Jennifer Duffy married Kevin 
Ahonen on Aug. 17 in Wellesley. 
The wedding was attended by a 
group of '90ers including Carolyn 
Casamassima Pepe who was a 
bridesmaid. Jennifer and Kevin met 
while getting their MBAs at Babson 
College which Jennifer finished last 
May. She is now an account execu- 
tive with the advertising firm 
Bronner Slosberg Humphrey in 
Boston. • Ann Marie Mitchell Lane 
and husband Eric moved to 
Kennebunk, ME; she is the market- 
ing manager at Kennebunk Savings 
Bank. They had their first child, 
Conor Lane, in Aug. • Jim Walsh 
lives in Manchester, NH and is a 
broker for Fidelity Investments in 
Merrimack. • Rebecca Morosky 
married Ken Hoffman in May; they 
live in Coconut Grove, FL where he 
is a tax attorney for Arthur Andersen 
and she attends the Univ. of Miami 
Law School. When in South FL, 
please stop by! • Richard Lee com- 
pleted a PhD in counseling psychol- 
ogy from Virginia Commonwealth 
Univ. in Aug. He has since worked at 
Univ. of California, Davis Counsel- 
ing Center for the past year. He lives 
in Sacramento, land of "Eight is 
Enough" and, unfortunately, Pete 
Wilson. He is active in the Asian 
American community and has taken 
full advantage of skiing in Tahoe 
and watching sunsets in SF. Richard 
can be reached via e-mail at or by phone (9 1 6) 
752-0871 (work). • Navy lieutenant 
Greg Golden returned to San Di- 
ego from a six-month deployment 
aboard the USS Carl Vinson in 
mid-Nov. As a member of Fighter 
Squadron 31, Greg flew F-14D 
Tomcats for Operation Desert Strike 
in Sept. to enforce the new no-fly 
zone over Iraq. He moved to Vir- 
ginia Beach in Jan., so he'll be re- 
turning to The Heights on a more 

regular basis. • Dan McCarthy 

married Linda Rubin in Aug. '96. 
His book Silencers has been pub- 
lished by Paine Press. Dan can be 
reached via e-mail at • Liesl 
Anjeles and Joe Hepp were mar- 
ried in Sept. '95 in Upper Saddle 
River, NJ. • Kimberly 
Clark- Yarborough and husband 
Ted are parents of a baby boy, Clark 
Nelson, born Aug. 2. They live in 
Manhattan. • Maile Racuya will 
marryTim Lum '88 in July; they live 
in Honolulu. • Patricia Chung 
graduated from Columbia Univ. 
Graduate School of Journalism and 
now works as a reporter for the NBC 
affiliate in Fresno, CA. • Zandra 
Sherrington completed her 
two-year rotation with KPMG in 
London; she has returned to Man- 
hattan and lives on the lower east 
side. • Amy Allegrezza Donahue is 
celebrating the birth of her son Jack 
with fellow BC mothers, Mary 
Chernesky Cooley and Tish Niro. 

• Daniel Kolenda and his wife Kathy 
had their first child, James David, on 
June 26. Daniel currently works as a 
contracts manager for NovaSoft Sys- 
tems, Inc. in Burlington, and attends 
New England School of Law at night. 

• Jean Graham is still living in Ar- 
lington and working in corporate 
communications for Camp Dresser 
& McKee, an international environ- 
mental engineering firm, headquar- 
tered in Cambridge. She's been 
keeping busy with several BC-re- 
lated community service projects: 
co-chairing the Second Helping Gala 
and representing BC on the 
christmas in April Board of Direc- 
tors. She's finishing her term as Di- 
rector Less than 10 years on the BC 
Alumni Board of Directors and has 
been nominated for Secretary of the 
Board. The ballots will be out in 
April and she asks for your support. 

• Laura Shubilla and P.J. McNealy, 
among others, ran the NYC Mara- 
thon this year to raise money for the 
Daniel G. Murphy Memorial Fund 
for Positive Action. This fund helps 
support people with HIV and AIDS 
who are pursuing specific educa- 
tional, vocational or personal goals 
linked to a higher purpose. At the 
age of 2 1 , Dan was told he had con- 
tracted HIV from blood injections 
he had received for his hemophilia. 
Dan went on to graduate from BC 
and Fordham Law School, and gain 
admission to the New York State 
Bar Association despite this diagno- 
sis. Because Dan went on to live his 
life fully, even in the face of his 
illness, his wife Laura and his friends 
have worked to encourage others to 
face life's challenges with a similar 


fearlessness and strength. If you 
would like more information, call 
(212) 866-5857, or write to: The 
Daniel G. Murphy Memorial Fund 
for Positive Action, P.O. Box 1574, 
Lenox Hill Station, New York, NY 
1 002 1 -0006. • The deadline for the 
spring issue has passed, but get your 
updates in byjune 1 for the summer 
issue of BC Magazine. Hope your 
holiday season was joyous and that 
New Year has been good to you! 


Christine Bodoin 
22 Highland Street 
Waltham, MA 02154 

Hi! I hope everyone is doing well. • 
Patricia Deshaies received her MBA 
in marketing from Pepperdine Univ. 
in Malibu, CA in Aug. Upon gradu- 
ation, she began a new job as prod- 
uct manager for Applause, Inc., a toy 
company in Woodland Hills. Patty 
hopes to be moving to Santa Monica 
in the near future. • Nancy Wunner 
and Maria Neil moved into Man- 
hattan together in Jan. '96. Nancy 
was recently promoted to senior 
underwriter at AIG in the interna- 
tional surety bond department. 
Maria graduated from Columbia 
Business School and is now a man- 
ager at Ernst & Young in the finan- 
cial service practice. • Jeff Mims 
received his MB A, left Ford Corp. in 
Michigan and is now working for 
Hewlett-Packard's corporate finance 
staff in Palo Alto, CA. He loves liv- 
ing in the San Francisco Bay area. • 
Rick Hampson and Gina Sambuchi 
were married in Bad Axe, MI. In 
attendance were John Utsch, Bob 
Madden, Pat Carol, Joe Laparco, 
Chris Lugossy, Sara Utsch, Kerry 
Buckley, Kim Doyle and Cara 
DeNuccio. Rick received his MBA 
from Columbia Business School and 
is working for Brown Brothers 
Harriman in NYC. Gina received 
her MEd from BC and is teaching 
English at Glen Rock High School 
in New Jersey. • Rich Marooney 
and Laura Xavier were married in 
Aug. '94 and presently live in Floral 
Park, NY. They had their first child, 
Regan Elizabeth, on Aug. 20. • 
Deirdre O'Connell married Sean 
Donovan in July '93; they live in 
Wakefield. They had their first child, 
Sarah Catherine, on Sept. 15. • C.J. 
Floros married Sherri Dettenrieder 
in Oct. They honeymooned in Aus- 
tralia and currently live in Newton. 
• Greg Ladd is living with his former 
BC roommate, Mike Sully Sullivan, 
in Durham, NC. Sully is a regional 

director with the Zurich Insurance 
Group and runs a volunteer K9 
search and rescue called NCSARDA. 
Greg is at Duke University's School 
of Business and will graduate with 
his MBA in May. Greg is also get- 
ting married on June 14 in Concord 
to Barrett LaMonthe. She will gradu- 
ate from Duke in May with her MBA 
as well. Sully will be the best man in 
their wedding. • Virginia Hawe will 
marry John Maher, a Notre Dame 
grad, April 19 in Stamford, CT. Liz 
Abbruzzese and Colleen Hasey 
will be attendants. Everything is 
going well for Virginia who had a 
tumor removed from her pituitary 
gland. She teaches first grade in the 
Stamford public school system and 
completed her master's in American 
history at Fordham Univ. in New 
York. Liz teaches middle school 
mathematics at Lincoln Junior High 
School in Rhode Island. She coached 
her middle school math Olympic 
team to national competition. Liz 
continues her very healthy habits. 
She is still with Lance. Colleen lives 
in Delray Beach, FL. She recently 
left the FDIC to become a broker 
with A.G. Edwards. Last Jan. she 
travelled to Africa with her family. • 
Michael Pierce and Kate Bergen 
were married in Aug. '96 at Kate's 
family home in Kennebunk, ME. 
Mike recently graduated cum laude 
from Suffolk Univ. School of Law 
and is working at Coopers & Lybrand 
in Boston. Honored guests at the 
wedding included Brian O'Keefe, 
Chris Harootunian and Rob 
Fernandez. • Gretchen Heeg 
Dobson has been active in the BC 
Young Alumni Club and has received 
her master's in higher education 
administration from BC's GSOE in 
Sept. '95. She is serving as co-chair 
for Party for a Plate. This will be the 
sixth annual event held on Thur., 
April 10 at Avalon in Boston. The 
even features over 25 restaurants, 
live music, dancing, and a raffle; all 
proceeds benefit the Greater Boston 
Food Bank. BC's young alumni are 
co-sponsoring the event with other 
Catholic colleges. Tickets will be 
$25 in advance and $30 at the door. 
You can purchase tickets through 
the Alumni Association at 1-800- 
669-8430. Gretchen is in her third 
year as a resident director at Regis 
College in Weston where she and 
her husband Ross '89 live. • Joe 
Militello graduated from Univ. of 
Southern California Law School in 
May '95. Joe moved back to Wis- 
consin, took and passed the bar exam, 
and is an attorney in Beaver Dam, 
WI. Joe married India Aubry on 
Sept. 28. Rob Colclough was Joe's 
best man. Other '91 ers in attendance 

were Steve Harmon and Dave 

Herold. Joe and his wife honey- 
mooned in Ireland. Joe inquires 
about the whereabouts of John 
McGuire; Joe requested his address 
be noted: 616 N. Center St., Beaver 
Dam, WI 53916. • Nolan Previte is 
the manager of financial services in 
EnviroBusiness, a provider of envi- 
ronmental, health and safety in Cam- 
bridge. Nolan is also pursuing his 
MBA at BC. • Anne Szczepkowski 
and Dan Grady were married in 
Westwood. Anne works for the Bos- 
ton Consulting Group and Dan 
works for Price Waterhouse. • 
Thanks to everyone for writing; keep 
your letters coming! 

92 1 


MAY I6-18'1 997 

Paul L Cantello 

200 Christopher Columbus Dr. # C-8 

Jersey City, NJ 07302 

Winter greetings! Don't forget while 
you're bundled up by the fireplace 
that this spring is our 5th year re- 
union. I expect to see you all at our 
class event at Conte Forum. • Alisa 
Picerno is working as director of 
marketing for an employee benefits 
insurance company in Waterbury, 
CT. She is studying for her MBA at 
Southern CT State Univ. Alisa also 
competed in a Model Search America 
Convention in Rhode Island and was 
signed by a Los Angeles modeling 
agency. Email her at • Pam 
Mulligan Fallon '96 wrote in to tell 
me that Eileen Evey and Paul 
Mulligan were married in Aug. 
Eileen is teaching second grade in 
Middleton. The couple resides in 
Waltham. • Laura Kiley married 
John Keating last year. Christine 
Horrigan, Susan Somlyody and 
Heather Smith were all in the wed- 
ding with Jaimini Parikh, Susan 
Spencer, Melissa Ho, Kristen Norris 
and Collette Cashman in attendance. 
Laura works for Fidelity Invest- 
ments. The couple resides in Dallas. 

• Kevin Taffe married Elisa Violi in 
Aug. '95. He is currently studying in 
the PhD portion of a combined MD/ 
PhD program at Univ. of Pittsburgh. 
Elisa is also a med student there. 
Email Kevin at 

• Cindy Mierzejewski completed a 
master's of public health at the CDC 
in Atlanta. She is now at BU Med 
School. Cindy races sailboats on the 
Charles in her free time. • Mary 
Noonan travelled to Ireland and 
Malaysia. She is working on a 
master's of public policy at Univ. of 

Michigan in Ann Arbor. • Monalissa 
Nichols married Ronald C. High, 
Jr. in San Antonio, TX in March '96. 
The maid of honor was Laura 
Krawczuk and bridesmaids were 
Erin Quill, Amy Talsky, Marybeth 
Rutter, Amy Chesek and Debbie 
Duffy. Laura and Monalissa have 
lived in Oklahoma City and are re- 
turning to Boston in '97. • Jay 
Prabhu works for the Washington, 
DC law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & 
Pickering as an associate specializ- 
ing in antitrust litigation. • Ann Sisk 
and Ed Jennings are engaged to be 
married in CT this May. Fr. Leonard 
from BC will be the celebrant. They 
met during freshmen orientation on 
the Boston Harbor cruise. They still 
live in San Francisco and work in the 
software industry. Ann is curious 
how many BC grads married BC 
grads this year. My answer: too many 
for me to count! • Dierk 
Herbermann finished law school in 
San Francisco, took the CAbar, and 
married Lisa Turbis at a beautiful 
vineyard in Sonoma, CA. Ed 
Jennings was his best man. • Jen 
Lee finished physical therapy school 
at Washington Univ. and works in 
White Plains, NY. • Colleen 
MacDonald Guccione and her hus- 
band Michael are settling into their 
first house in Naperville, IL. Col- 
leen teaches high school history and 
American studies. • Maureen 
Monahan was busy working on the 
US Senate campaign for Nebraska 
governor Ben Nelson. She attended 
the Democratic National Conven- 
tion. • Dierdre Whelan completed 
a judicial clerkship in Sioux City, IA 
and is now an attorney-editor for 
Harcourt Brace in Chicago. • 
Collette Cashman lives in the 
North End with Alexia Corey. Al- 
exia spent three weeks in France 
following the Tour de France on 
bicycle. Apparently she forgot to mail 
out postcards, because I didn't get 
one. Collette works at Fidelity In- 
vestments with Amy Hyland as a 
client reporting specialist. Amy is 
engaged to Tony Munchak. Tony 
is a financial analyst with Fidelity 
Investments; he recently received his 
master's in finance from BC and is 
working on his MBA from Bentley 
College. • Chris Sammy Concemi 
is a certified financial planner with 
AIG in Waltham. • Al Riviezzo 
moved back to NYC from Boston. 
He is a financial rep for Fidelity 
Investment's Wall Street office. • 
Mike Pratt is studying for his MBA 
at Bentley College. • Eric Mahoney 
is studying at Temple Medical 
School. • Joe Glasman sent a post- 
card from Stockholm, Sweden where 
he was vacationing. He is starting a 



new job as portfolio manager for 
Meridian Investment Management 
in Denver. 'John and Beth O'Toole 
Connolly had their first child on 
Sept. 1 3 , which they named Caitlyn. 
The couple resides in Ramsey, NJ. • 
Hillary Roscoe and Jim Singer are 
engaged to be married in '97. Jim is 
studying for his MBA at Univ. of 
Chicago. • On Aug. 2, Melissa 
Letteri got engaged to Anthoy 
Federico aboard the Odyssey in Bos- 
ton. AnAug. '98 wedding is planned. 
Melissa is employed as an interna- 
tional account executive in Bank of 
Boston's global cash management 
area. She supports Europe, Asia and 
Mexico. Jennifer O'Malley will be 
a bridesmaid. • Andrew 
Papanicolau works for Standish, 
Ayer & Wood which is an invest- 
ment counsel and portfolio manage- 
ment company. • Eric Huerter is 
studying medicine at Emory Univ. • 
Mark Brock is president of The 
Brock Group Inc. which is a fine arts 
dealer in Acton. • Paul O'Hara is a 
systems programmer analyst at Fi- 
delity Investments in Marlboro. • 
Christopher Yeomans is a regional 
leasing administrator for IKON. • 
Stacey Feeley is a lawyer at Will- 
iams & Montgomery Ltd. in Chi- 
cago. • That's all of the news for 
now. See you Reunion Weekend! 


Alison ). Pothier 

Flat 4 9 Prince Arthur Rd 

London NW3 6AX 

Winter should almost be behind us 
now and spring and holidays ahead 
for everyone! We have lots of new 
news on classmates this round. . .en- 
joy! Weddings are always a great 
place to start: Congratulations to 
Meg Riley and George Gaughan 
who celebrated their 1 year wedding 
anniversary in Dec. Meg sends her 
thanks to roommates Kelli Weaver, 
Donna Rainone and Danielle 
Salvucci Black who celebrated the 
wedding day with her. Congratula- 
tions also to Danielle for her Aug. 
'96 wedding. • Best wishes to Beverly 
Lazarski Enochs on her July '95 
wedding. Beverly lives in Alexan- 
dria, VA, has recendy been promoted 
in her job, and is competing in 
triathlons. Good show 'ole chap (as 
they say). • Best of luck to Cara 
Delay who was married in summer 
'95 and is currently pursuing her 
post-graduate studies at Brandeis. • 
Congratulations to Erin Montigney 
who married Chris Streibig '94 in 


June '96. Erin and Chris now live in 
Boca Raton. • Best wishes to Megan 
McCauley who married John 
Francci of Long Island in July '96. 
Both Megan and John are teachers 
on Long Island. • As wedding bells 
aren't all that keeps us busy these 
days, in other news: Joanna Cham- 
pion, Victoria Manning and 
Monica Studley spent '94 to mid 
'95 in New Orleans. Joanna now 
lives in Bailey Island, ME working in 
accounting for Cook's Lobster 
House. Vicki and Monica moved to 
Portland, ME where Monica works 
as marketing coordinator for Diver- 
sified Communications and Vicki 
works in insurance at John Hewitt 
and Assoc. Monica sends her very 
best wishes to Laura Vigoroso who 
she misses tremendously. Laura is in 
the occupational therapy program 
at Tufts. • Also at Tufts and gradu- 
ating very shortly from their dental 
program are Sarah Runnels and 
John Lee. Good luck to you both, 
and watch the germs! • Alison Kealy 
has returned to BC where she con- 
tinues her post-graduate studies and 
lots of hard work. • Allison Bauer 
has been working for the House of 
Blues. Last heard, she was living on 
the West Coast. • Andrea 
LaMonica has recendy taken a po- 
sition as buyer for J. Crew having 
left her position at Bloomingdales. • 
Tricia O'Brien has moved to the 
Big Apple to work for Hearst in 
health magazine issues. • Laura 
Pazzutto is back in NY after a trip 
to China. • Jen Levy, also in NY, 
returned from a trip to Italy working 
for Coach. • Joey Ramos has re- 
turned to Boston and is working for 
State Street Bank. • Special congrats 
to Mario Palermo who is working 
in Chicago after passing the bar exam 
and to Barbara Brigham who also 
passed the bar exam and has joined a 
firm in Philadelphia. • Sean 
Campbell has returned to Boston 
where he continues to work for 
Toyota. • Libby Porter has started 
grad school where she is studying to 
be an adjustment counselor. • 
JoAnne Lowe took a new job at 
Investors Bank and Trust as a man- 
ager in corporate actions. • Tom 
Burton is out of law school and 
working at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, 
Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, PC in the 
corporate department. Keeping up 
with his wife, Leslie, has meant tak- 
ing up pole vaulting. . . I'd guess 
that's just what you need Tommy 
Boy to help in climbing the ole' 
corporate ladder! • Erin Cullinane 
is a senior product manager in the 
corporate legal dept. at Fidelity In- 
vestments in Boston. Congratula- 
tions on your Ocean State marathon 

run and good luck in Boston! Erin 
invites contributions to an ezine 
(electronic literary journal) on the 
www which she edits called The 
Bridge at • 
John Towers has made it through 
his first experience with law school 
exams at NYU and should be com- 
mended on being one of only three 
first-year students selected for the 
NYU Mock Trial Team competed 
in Pittsburgh in Feb. Best of luck to 
you John! • Dave Frenkel contin- 
ues to find his job with FactSet Re- 
search Systems, where he sells 
research applications for money 
managers and investment bankers, 
rewarding and challenging. Living 
in Stamford, CT, he is looking for- 
ward to his wedding day in Aug. 
Dave has confirmed my earlier notes 
on our classmates struck by light- 
ning on the golf course, and, being 
the only one untouched by the bolt 
himself, is very fearful of thunder- 
storms. • Soyoung Chung has been 
working in Korea since graduation 
where she has decided to continue 
her post-graduate studies. • Con- 
gratulations to Stephanie Longo 
on her promotion to community 
banking officer and assistant man- 
ager at a bank in Warwick, RI. That's 
it this 'round. Enjoy some time off, 
and thanks for the updates! 


Alyce T. Hatem 

500 Centre Street, 1st floor 

Newton, MA 02158 

It has been wonderful to hear from 
all of you. Thanks a lot, and keep all 
the news comin'. You can start send- 
ing me your news via e-mail now at 
the address above. With out further 
ado: Congratulations to Jenny 
Crawford and Steven Jacques who 
celebrated their one-year wedding 
anniversary on July 3. The couple 
spent the summer studying law in 
Shanghai, China. Jenny attends 
Catholic Law School with Laura 
Herpers, Andrea Truppa and Pat 
McMonagle. Steve attends Ameri- 
can Law with fellow eagle Mike 
Troy. Members of Jenny and Steve's 
wedding party were Leslie 
Aylsworth, Paul Colone and Chris 
Teja. • Christine Curley and James 
Egan were married June 22. Fran 
Higgins and Chris McAnally '93 
were members of the wedding party. 
The couple is now living in Arling- 
ton, VA. • Brenda A. Callahan 
married Jeffrey D. Estella this sum- 
mer. Brenda is working at Ernst & 

Young LLP. •Jimmy Suppelsa was 
recently engaged to Kristen Hand. 

• James Murphy is an infantry of- 
ficer in command of a riffle platoon 
in Okinawa with 1st Battalion 3d 
Marines. • Chris Jeszenszky re- 
turned from a one-year military as- 
signment outside of Seoul, South 
Korea. He is now stationed at Ft. 
Hood in Texas. Welcome home 
Chris! • Tricia Brundage has been 
working for Children's Hospital in 
Boston in the orthopedic unit. Start- 
ing in Jan. she began with the travel- 
ing nurses. Her first assignment is in 
Oakland Children's Hospital east of 
San Francisco, CA. Good luck, 
Tricia. Give all of our alumni in San 
Francisco a buzz. • Kevin Durkin is 
still living in NYC, but is now work- 
ing as a high yield research analyst at 
Lazard Freres, an investment bank. 

• Pam Sweeney is working in NYC 
as an accountant for Coopers & 
Lybrand. She is living in Hoboken, 
NJ. • Pat Mittler is an examiner 
with the NY Stock Exchange. She 
travels quite frequently, but is inter- 
ested in settling down to work on 
her MBA. • Ryan Kotulab is living 
in Minnesota and is in business for 
himself selling snowboards. I hope it 
snows a ton for you! • Well, Roger 
McAvoy left the cold metropolis of 
Boston and State Street Bank to ex- 
plore the tropics in San Jose. He said 
he'll give us more information on his 
whereabouts when he is settled. 
Roger, if this winter is like last here 
in Boston, I might meet you out 
there! • We have some brave folks 
who have returned to school this 
past semester. Brian McKevirt is at 
Univ. of Wisconsin studying for his 
PhD in school psychology. Susan 
Allspaw is studying poetry and work- 
ing on her master's of fine arts at 
Arizona State Univ. Sue Lee is here 
at BC pursuing her MSW. Priya 
Batra is studying psychology at 
Wright State Univ. in OH. She is 
planning to receive a PhD in psy- 
chology. Jane O'Leary is in her 
third year at Univ. of Maryland 
School of Law. For her fall semester 
she worked for the office of Lawyers 
for Human Rights in 
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Her 
area of work is child law. Adam 
Beighley is finishing his third year 
of law school at Univ. of Miami. Also 
finishing his third year of law school 
at Tulane Univ. is Erik Woodbury. 
These guys are the definition of Ever 
to Excel. * Several former residents 
of Mods 5 A and 5B are in the area. 
Paul Colone works for Downer & 
Co. in Boston. Also living in Boston 
are Jay Colbath and Joe Healey. • 
Christina Teja works for ESPN in 
Bristol, CT and Joe Liberado has 

recently moved to Stamford, CT. • 
Finally, Chuck Fortin is working as 
a paralegal at Fried, Frank, Harris, 
Shriver & Jacobson in NY. • I'm 
very sorry to report that Marcia 
Marcy Miller was killed in an air- 
plane crash in northern Botswana. 
She was a graphic artist and a re- 
searcher working on an environmen- 
tal impact of elephants project in the 
Okavanggo delta region. Deepest 
sympathies to the Miller family from 
the Class of '94. • Hope every one is 
having is great winter. . .and don't 
forget to keep us all updated on your 


Megan Curda 
1930 W. Decatur Street 
Mesa, AZ 85201 
(602) 649-5086 

Hello again! Glad to hear from so 
many of you from all ends of the 
globe! There's much excitement to 
update you on, both here and abroad. 

• Nadia Vizioli is in her second year 
of teaching English and Italian at 
Salesian High School in New Roch- 
elle, NY. She informs us that Liz 
Perena continues to teach English 
in Japan; Margaret Enis is working 
at the Federal Reserve in Boston; 
Alison Logrip works for Saks Fifth 
Avenue in L.A.; and Kimberly 
Keating has completed her year of 
volunteer work in Seattle and plans 
to stay there. Thanks Nadia for so 
many updates. • Jim Darrow is well 
into his second year of graduate 
school at Michigan State Univ., 
working on two master's degrees: 
one in student affairs administration 
and one in sports administration. 
He works in both the residential life 
department as well as the athletic 
department. He is very busy, but not 
too busy to keep us updated on his 
friends, including Geraldine 
Bourquad who is working in Stam- 
ford, CT at Nine West, and Juan 
Johnny Villafranca who is in acting 
school in NYC. Jim reports that 
Johnny loves school and is working 
at a gym in addition to taking classes. 

• Carl Nettleton is also back in 
school and living in San Diego. • 
Michael Middleton is attending BC 
Law. • Casandra Gomez is work- 
ing as an administrative assistant at 
The National Neurofibromatosis 
Foundation in NYC where she helps 
out with fundraising and planning 
special events. • Mark Flynn is fin- 
ishing up GE's financial manage- 
ment program and will then begin a 
six month assistantship with GE in 

Bayamon, PR • Rachel Dudas is 

teaching fifth grade in Newtown, 
CT. • Liz Weiss continues to work 
at Dean Witter in NYC. She let us 
know that Sandee Elum and Marc 
Molinsky have both passed their 
CPA exam — way to go Sandee and 
Mark! Liz's really big news is that 
she and Craig Tyndale are engaged! 
They are getting married next July 
at St. Ignatius Church. Congratula- 
tions Liz and Craig! • Sherri 
Mariani, a 2nd year staff accountant 
at Ernst & Young in Stamford, CT, 
wrote to update us on her five room- 
mates from BC. Michelle Missan is 
in her 2nd year at Cooper & Lybrand 
in Boston in their CAS program. 
Theresa Maloney is in her 2 nd year 
as a staff accountant at Ernst & 
Young in Boston and living in 
Brookline. Also living in Brookline, 
Elizabeth Landry is working at 
MEIE, an employer's insurance 
company in Boston. Deb Tortola is 
at Tufts and will be receiving her 
master's of education in the summer 
of '97. Allison Zeinoun is teaching 
at Stepinac High School in NY. • 
Alexandra Zilberman, access co- 
ordinator at TV 3 in Medford, e- 
mailed to update us on some of her 
friends. • Alisa Gatti was married to 
Steve Alt in Aug. After honeymoon- 
ing in Disneyworld, they returned 
to live in NJ. • Also making a trip up 
the altar, Heather Piccirilli and Will 
Leahy '94 wed in Aug. and now live 
in Philadelphia. • Kathleen Scanlan 
is engaged to marry Robert Streck 
'94 in June '97. Kathleen is in gradu- 
ate school at BC getting her master's 
in education. • Lynette Gatti is also 
working towards her master's in edu- 
cation at BC. She teaches preschool 
in Brookline. • Christine Burns is 
attending New York Medical School 
studying physical therapy. • Also 
studying physical therapy, Gregg 
Carlson is at Mercy College. • Amy 
Logue and Gretchen Gill have cel- 
ebrated their first year of employ- 
ment at Boston's New England 
Medical Center with a two- week tour 
of Athens, Greece and the Greek 
Islands. Sounds wonderful! • Keep 
the news coming. 


Kristina D. Cuftason 
313 East 137th Street 
Chicago, IL 60627 
(312) 928-8043 

Greetings to the Class of 1996! My 
name is Tina Gustafson, and I will 
be the correspondent for the Class. 
I, along with Brooke Higgins and 

Bill Lyons, am currently volunteer- 
ing with the Inner City Teaching 
Corps in Chicago. • Our classmates 
have been busy adjusting, working 
and playing all over the country. • 
To begin, the first engagement that 
I am aware of is between Jason 
Stillwagon and his high school 
sweetheart Carrie. He is attending 
Jefferson Medical School. • Other 
current medical students are Peter 
Kennealey and Sean Uiterwyk, 
who are at Loyola of Chicago; Kevin 
Makati at UConn Medical School; 
and Katie Becker at Georgetown. • 
Many of our classmates are attend- 
ing law school as well, such as Eliza- 
beth Mignone and Marianne 
Troiano, who are attending St. 
John's Univ. , and Tom Adams, who 
is attending Rutgers Law. • Pursu- 
ing the media and entertainment 
business, Tim Golier is working for 
''''Good Morning America. " • Travis 
Stewart is working for the Golf 
Channel in Florida. • Carrie 
Cerullo is working for CIO Com- 
munications Inc. • Mike Hofrnan is 
writing for Inc. magazine. • Cara 
O'Brien is working for the Newton 
Cable Station, writing, editing and 
producing her own stories. • Lee 
Fitzpatrick is working as a produc- 
tion assistant for "Law and Order" 
while taking acting classes on the 
side. • In the corporate world, Scott 
Tower, John Andrews and Bill 
Olson are working for Deloitte & 
Touche Consulting. • Katie Ehlo, 
Tim Ryan, Lindsay Phillips and 
Michelle Figarito are working for 
JP Morgan. • Tricia DePodesta, 
Kerri Gallagher and Landen Wil- 
liams are working for Coopers and 
Lybrand. • Matt Campobasso is 
working for Dean Witter, Jim Roth 
for Merrill Lynch, Dave Telep for 
General Electric and John Nash for 
Unisys. • Suzanne Geden and 
Ginny Saino are working for 
Reebok. • Lynn Damigella is work- 
ing for MetroWest Hospital in 
Framingham, and Mary Ann 
McLaughlin is working at Brigham 
and Women's Hospital in Boston. • 
There are many busy teachers as 
well, such as Daphne Smith, who is 
teaching in Atlanta, Tracey Longo, 
who is teaching in Bridgeport, Liz 
Noone, who is teaching English at 
BC High, and Mareissa Longo, who 
is teaching in Washington, DC. • 
Since I have only given a small 
glimpse at the happenings of our 
classmates, I would love to hear and 
report on your triumphs, engage- 
ments, promotions, travels, expedi- 
tions or anything else you would like 
to pass along. You can reach me at 
the address above . Take care to all 
of you, and keep in touch! 


JaneT. Crimlisk '74 

416 Belgrade Ave. Apt. 25 

W. Roxbury, MA 02132 

Attorney Shelia K Kelley '86 was 

recently elected to the board of di- 
rectors of the Mass. Association of 
Women Lawyers. • David M. 
Connolly '94 completed a masters 
in the science of finance (MSF) at 
BC this past Sept. Congratulations, 
Dan. • Mark Stevenson '89 and 
Eileen Huik of Framingham were 
married on Nov. 10. After an 11 -day 
honeymoon in Hawaii, Mark and 
Eileen will reside in Humarock 
where Dan is the manager of an inn 
in Green Harbor. Eileen is a gradu- 
ate of St. Anselm's and is a nurse for 
the South Shore Visiting Nurse's 
Association. Congratulations and 
best wishes to both of you. • Jack 
Wilson '65 spent the summer on the 
Cape. In Sept. Jack and his wife 
Chris took a cruise to Bermuda which 
their five children gave to them for 
their 40th wedding anniversary. In 
Oct. they will go back to Florida. 
Happy anniversary! •JohnMackey 
'77 has been elected president of the 
Everett Kiwanis Club for the '96-'97 
year. Good luck, John. • Norman 
Hall '67, who is retired, spends most 
of his time on the Internet and trav- 
eling. Norman lives two miles from 
Notre Dame, but states that he wears 
his BC jacket proudly. Good for you, 
Norm and I am glad you are enjoy- 
ing retirement. • Leslie Thomp- 
son Douglas '87 of Milton reports 
that the youngest of her four chil- 
dren, Alex, 6, entered first grade this 
Sept. in Milton's French Immersion 
program. Leslie is studying French 
in Milton's adult education program 


Have you recently moved, 
changed jobs or gotten mar- 
ried? Call us to update your 
record so we can keep you up- 
to-date on friends, classmates 
and BC happenings. You can 
call {617) 552-3440 to change 
your record by phone, fax 
(617) 552-0077, e-mail, or 
drop a postcard to Boston Col- 
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Have you recently moved, 
changed jobs or gotten mar- 
ried? Call us to update your 
record so we can keep you up- 
to-date on friends, classmates 
and BC happenings. You can 
call (617) 552-3440 to change 
your record by phone, fax 
(617) 552-0077, e-mail, or 
drop a postcard to Boston Col- 
lege Information Services, 
More Hall 220, Chestnut Hill, 
MA 02167. 

to keep up with Alex. Leslie's oldest 
daughter Lisa was married in Sept. 
'95 and is expecting her first child in 
May. • Robert B. Flanagan '59 and 
his wife Eileen spent 24 days travel- 
ing in Spain, Portugal and France in 
April; visited Nova Scotia in August 
for ten days; and recently returned 
from a 3 3 -day trip to China which 
included visits to Guilan, Xia 
Chunking, four-day sail down the 
Yangtze, Wuhan, Shanghai, Beijing, 
Singapore, Phuket, and an additional 
four days in Hong Kong. They met 
their son Patrick in Singapore and 
Hong Kong while he was on busi- 
ness. Robert states that the entire 
Asian trip was extremely fascinating 
and thoroughly enjoyable. For Rob- 
ert and Eileen, 1996 was certainly a 
year of travel. Robert states that Af- 
rica may be on the agenda for 1997. 
• Bruce F. Browning '95 is cur- 
rently enrolled in a master's pro- 
gram in history at Salem State 
College, leaving him less time for 
his seven grandchildren. • Karen 
King '89 is currently enrolled in the 
master's program in higher educa- 
tion administration at BC. • Louis 
Nunes '92 is enrolled at the Sloan 
Business School at MIT. He hopes 
to complete an MBA in May '98. 


Dean Michael A. Smyer 
McGuinn Hall 221A 
Boston College 
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167 
(617) 552-3265 

Veronique M. Fori, PhD, philoso- 
phy 79, has joined the philosophy 
department at St. Michael's as a vis- 
iting professor. She is an authority 
on the thought of Heidegger and 

Merleau-Ponty, and has published 
articles on philosophers ranging 
from Descartes, Plato, Spinoza and 
Freud to Derrida and Foucault • 
Rich Iadonisi, MA '85 English, has 
published an article entitled "Bleed- 
ing History and Owning (His)tory: 
Maus and Collaborative Autobiogra- 
phy" in The CEA Critic last winter. 
His article, ("In) Felicitous Space: The 
Interior Landscape of Frost's l Snow m 
will appear in the Fall, 1996 issue of 
The Robert Frost Review. * Gail 
Martino, PhD '95, psychology, is a 
visiting asst. professor at Colgate 
Univ. for '95-'96. She was recently 
interviewed by LA Times about cog- 
nitive and spatial abilities of women 
chess masters. Gail also received the 
Research Travel Award from APA 
in '95 • Tesfay Aradom, PhD '95, 
psychology, is full time faculty and 
chair of social science department at 
Roxbury Community College. He 
works part time at a mental health 
clinic and works with other mental 
health professionals in Africa pro- 
viding training and therapy • Shelly 
Dews, PhD '94, psychology, is do- 
ing research on the use of speech as 
input/output to computers and also 
teaches part time at BC. • Alejandra 
Ajuria, PhD '94, psychology, is a 
research and dissemination coordi- 
nator for the Texas Educator Prepa- 
ration Improvement • Richard B. 
Finnegan, MA '66, political science, 
has co-authored "A Guide to Irish 
Official Publications, 1972-92" from 
the Irish Academic Press. • Serhan 
Ciftcioglu, PhD '89, economics, has 
been appointed chair of the depart- 
ment of business and economics at 
Eastern Mediterranean Univ. • 
Michael French, PhD '87, econom- 
ics, has relocated to the Washington 
branch of the Research Triangle 
Institute. He has also joined 
Georgetown's Graduate School of 
Public Policy as an adjunct profes- 
sor. • Mark Kazarosian, PhD '92, 
economics, has written "Precaution- 
ary Savings — A Panel Study " which is 
forthcoming in The Review of Eco- 
nomics and Statistics. • Dorothea 
Fonseca Werneck, MA '75, eco- 
nomics, is the Minister of Commerce 
in Brazil. 


Mary Walsh 
Campion Hall 313 
Boston College 
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167 
(617) 552-4241 


Lesley Fox Denny '91 
11 Tumelty Road 
Peabody, MA 01960 
(508) 535-8791 

Welcome to another update of your 
classmates. First off, I have a new 
position. I am now an IT systems 
analyst at Indigo America, imple- 
menting Lotus Notes world wide. 
My new e-mail address is above. • 
Other activities of your classmates 
include: Paul Acton '89 was mar- 
ried Melissa Tyson last Jan. The 
groomsmen included Jan Paul 
Zonnenberg'89 and Peter Taxidis 
'89. Other Class of '89 attendees 
were Betsy Smith, Jeff Koebl and 
Sabra Delany Alden. • Jeffrey 
Ziplow '86 was named partner-in- 
charge of Blum Shapiro Business 
Technology Services, LLC. He as- 
sists clients in using technology as a 
tool for information management 
and sound decision making. • Coast 
Guard Lt. Cmdr. Michael J. 
O'Donnell '77 recently graduated 
from the Naval War College in New- 
port RI and was awarded a master's 
degree in national security and stra- 
tegic studies. • Stephen Whalen 
'94 is now a project manager at the 
Mass. Health and Educational Fa- 
cilities Authority. He will work di- 
rectly with client institutions in the 
exploration of financing options, and 
in the preparation, review and dis- 
tribution of information required for 
disclosure as part of the sale of the 
bonds. • Douglas and Patricia 
Lyons Massey '90 and their two 
sons, Henry and Benjamin, live in 
Leesburg, VA. Douglas was recently 
promoted to controller at IDEAS, 
Inc., and Patti is a federal marketing 
specialist for Viasoft, Inc. • Guar- 
anty National Corp., Englewood 
CO, has named James Pouliot '77 
president and CEO. Guaranty Na- 
tional provides specialty commer- 
cial and private passenger automobile 
insurance through several subsid- 
iaries. • Katherine McCarthy '90 
and Georges Palthey-Glomeau '9 1 
were married Dec. '91. Georges is 
now the senior cost control officer 
for Amadeus Development Corp., 
and Kate is busy using her MBA 
(Many Baby Activities). They have 
three children: Nicolas, 1; Paul 
Georges, 2 and Alexandra, 4. They 
are all enjoying the Cote d'Azur of 
France, as they live in Antibes. • 
Sheila McCarthy Tivnan '94 mar- 
ried Thomas Tivnan in June. Her 
BC friends were in attendance in- 
cluding Maureen Carnan '94, Jean 
Mello '95, Tim Golden '94 and 

Aiden Hume '92 . • Greg Weaver 

'92 moved from Cape Cod to San 
Antonio, TX. • Steve Sickel '92, is 
manager of marketing programs for 
Continental Airlines OnePass Fre- 
quent Flyer Program. • Kevin Shea 
'95 moved to Sudbury, is working at 
John Hancock Financial Services and 
is a CFA candidate. • Shepard 
Rainie '83 was a featured speaker at 
a Brazil telecom seminar sponsored 
by World Research Group, a Latin 
America telecom finance seminar 
sponsored by the US Trade and 
Development Agency, and a Buenos 
Aires seminar on Latin American 
Communications Infrastructure. • 
Nellie Mae announced Michael 
Wesnofske '79 has been named di- 
rector of marketing and product 
development. He is responsible for 
maximizing volume, market share 
and recognition of Nellie Mae stu- 
dent loan programs through strate- 
gic marketing initiatives. • Kathleen 
Graveline '88 has been elected se- 
nior VP, retail direct marketing, at 
John Hancock Financial Services. • 
James Koury '91 has joined 
Spaulding & Slye investment sales 
group as a VP. • Natassa Georganta 
'94 recently received the Associate 
of the Month Award from her em- 
ployer, Cosmed International, lo- 
cated in Reading. She is responsible 
for strategic marketing and plan- 
ning. • Martingale Asset Manage- 
ment is pleased to announce the 
appointment of James X. Wilson 
'73 to the position of senior VP and 
director of marketing. • Marypat 
English '90 and Robert Mulholland 
were married Oct. 26. Marypat is 
senior VP with Oppenheimer & Co., 
and Rob is a product manager with 
the Mitco group. The Mulhollands 
live in Chicago. • Rudy Ang '88 is 
an assistant professor at the Ateneo 
de Manila Univ. in the Philippines, 
and also the chairman of the man- 
agement dept. • David April '94 has 
been awarded a PhD in business 
administration by California Pacific 
Univ. in San Diego, CA. He is direc- 
tor of administrative services at Com- 
munity Health and Counseling 
Services in Bangor, ME. • John 
Panarites '65 would like to hear 
from other alumni. •After four years 
in California marketing oil (Wesson) 
and peanut butter (Peter Pan), Jose 
Ribas '9 1 decided to stop contribut- 
ing to the decline in America's diet 
and instead shorten the life span of 
his fellow Americans. He is now 
working at Wendy's International 
and marketing and advertising in 
Latin America. Occasionally, he flips 
burgers. (That'll be $2.99. Please 
come again.) • Karen Smith '88 
married Grant Sibley in Quincy in 


'95. They are making their home in 
Husperia, CA where she is a re- 
gional project manger and Grant is a 
hydraulic tool specialist. • Kimberly 
Page '95 is currently working as an 
Andersen Consulting-change man- 
agement consultant. • Joseph 
Yalmo Kas '84 can be e-mailed at • Paul 
Valdez '92 has recently joined 
Nolan, Norton & Co. (an informa- 
tion technology firm of KPMG Peat 
Marwick, LLP) as a manager for 
their strategic services consulting 
practice in New York. Paul, Rebecca 
and their daughter, Casey, 4, will be 
relocating to CT. • Gary McNeill 
'92 says "All is well. Go Eagles!" • 
Paul Sanford '92 just completed a 
women's executive leadership pro- 
gram for government employees. He 
is continuing in bank examination at 
FDIC. • Kevin Mahony '84 has 
changed his career direction to work 
in disability affairs as a vocational 
specialist. He is returning to school 
part time for a masters in rehabilita- 
tion counseling. • Keep those cards 


Ellen A. Robidoux 
Cushing Hall 202H 
Boston College 
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167 
(617) 552-4928 

Gretchen Akkerhaurs Cusack, MS 

'92 , is the company grade office nurse 
of the year! USAF Scott Medical 
Center selected her for promotion 
to major. • Marie G. Marshall '68, 
MS 72 , also has her EdD degree and 
has just completed course require- 
ments to sit for the FNP certifica- 
tion exam. • Christine C. Wilkins, 
MS '63 received an MEd from Cam- 
bridge College, went to Kantor Fam- 
ily Institute and is licensed as a 
marriage and family therapist. In '93 
Christine traveled to Zurich, Swit- 
zerland and did a summer intensive 
at Jung Institute. • Karen Hassey 
Dow, PhD '92 is a professor at the 
Univ. of Central Florida School of 
Nursing in Orlando, and is the re- 
cipient of the '96 Oncology Nursing 
Foundation/Chiron Therapeutics 
Research Fellowship. • Carol A. 
Glod, PhD '94 has been awarded a 
grant from the National Alliance for 
Research on Schizophrenia and Af- 
fective Disorders Foundation to in- 
vestigate the sleep and activity 
patterns of abused and depressed 
children. • Suzanne C. Beyea, PhD 
'91 is an associate professor at Saint 
Anselm College in Manchester, NH 
and has been appointed as director 

of perioperative research with the 
Association of Operating Room 
Nurses, Inc. • GSON 50th Anniver- 
sary celebration update: Hail, All 
Hail — not only is this the last line in 
"Hail, Alma Mater", but it also means 
celebration. We are approaching the 
golden jubilee of the BC School of 
Nursing with colors flying: maroon 
for a red letter day and gold for the 
priceless contributions of our alum- 
nae and alumni of the School of 
Nursing Graduate Programs to the 
profession. The gold also denotes 
excellence, congruent with the BC 
motto "Ever to Excel." Plan to join 
us for the 50th anniversary celebra- 
tion of living the BC and Jesuit tra- 
dition of service to others on Friday 
evening, April 4, for informal events, 
and an all day program on Saturday, 
April 5. For more information con- 
tact Mary Ellen Doona at (6 1 7) 552- 
4269 or Joellen Hawkins at (617) 


Sr. Joanne Westwater, RCS, '55 
57 Avalon Ave. 
Quincy, MA 02169 
(617) 328-5053 

Jennifer B. Cowen '94 is a research 
analyst for the Mass. State Legisla- 
ture, Human Services Committee. • 
Elizabeth Craig '94 is a social 
worker at Maiden Hospital psychi- 
atric institute, inpatient. • Barbara 
Nordstrom '93 is director of Social 
Services at Hillsborough County 
Nursing Home in Goffstown, NH. 
• Feliz J. Amato '9 1 is a professor at 
Wheelock College in Boston. • 
Cheryl Berg '91 is in private prac- 
tice as a psychotherapist in 
Kennebunk.ME. • MaryR. Bettley 
'90 is clinic supervisor at New 
Bedford Child & Family in New 
Bedford. Mary is also on the board 
of directors for the New Bedford 
Women's Center. • Kristan Bagley 
'88 is school social worker for 
Mattahunt Elementary School in 
Mattapan. She is also on the 
Mattahunt Community Center's 
board of directors. • Diana M. 
Hamilton Rousseau '86 is a clini- 
cian at Herbert Lipton Mental 
Health in Fitchburg. • Brenda 
Miele '85 is clinical director at Al- 
ternative Home, Inc. in Newton. • 
Jeanine E. Demers '84 is clinical 
case manager at Strafford Guidance 
Center in Dover, NH. • Lynn M. 
Pascale '83 is a psychotherapist at 
Family Associates in Warwick, RI. • 
Donna M. Reulbach '83 is director 
of protective services at the Execu- 
tive Office Elder Affairs in Boston. • 

Howard A. Levy '83 is a manage- 
ment associate at New York Life in 
Providence, RI. • Linda S. Allen 

'82 is in private practice as a licensed 
clinical social worker in Bangor, ME. 
Linda is also very active in a variety 
of organizations; among them she is 
on the YWCA youth committee; 
advisory board of Maine Center for 
the Arts; Delta Zeta Sorority House 
Corp., secretary; Junior League of 
Bangor, chair, community research 
committee; and King's Daughters' 
Home board of managers, asst. trea- 
surer. • Elise M. Beaulieu '80 is a 
faculty member at Quincy College 
in Quincy. • Ann McClorey Fisher 
'80 is in private practice in Woburn. 
• Susan M. Armenia '76 is a clinical 
social worker at Braintree Hospital 
in Braintree. • Suzanne Muse 
Palma '75 is executive director at 
Elizabeth Peabody House in 
Somerville. • Francis J. Quinn '75 
is director of client services for the 
Dept. of Mental Retardation in 
Carver. • Richard J. Shannon '72 is 
director of parish social ministry for 
NH Catholic Charities in Manches- 
ter, NH. He is on the board of direc- 
tors for the New England Catholic 
Council on social ministries; 
SHARE, New England; Catholic 
Charities, USA parish social minis- 
try advisory committee; and National 
Catholic HIV/AIDS task force. Ad- 
ditionally, Richard is founding di- 
rector for New Horizons Soup 
Kitchen and Shelter in Manchester, 
NH. • Clara M. Weeks-Boutilier 
'72 is a psychotherapist in North 
Dartmouth. Clara is also a board 
member of the institutional review 
board for Charlton Memorial Hos- 
pital and serves on the NASW Man- 
aged Care Committee. • William J. 
Allen '71 is executive VP of United 
Way of New England in Providence, 
RI. He is also chairman of the 
Cumberland Library Fund, Inc.; 
trustee, Cumberland Public Library; 
and trustee and vice clerk, Lincoln 
School, Providence, RI. • Brendan 
Callanan '66 is chief probation of- 
ficer in the Mass. Trial Court in East 
Cambridge. Brendan is also a mem- 
ber of the Mass. Chief Probation 
Officers' Assoc, and Domestic Vio- 
lence Roundtable forSomerville Dis- 
trict Court. • J. Gregory Shea '66 is 
executive director of Tri County 
Mental Health in Lewiston, ME. 


Amy S. DerBedrosian 
Director of Communications 
Boston College Law School 
885 Centre Street 
Newton, MA 02159 

Richard P. Campbell '74 recently 
was named to a three-year term on 
the council of the tort and insurance 
practice section of the American Bar 
Assoc. • Walter B. Prince '74, a 
partner in the Boston law firm of 
Peckham, Lobel, Casey, Prince & 
Tye, has been appointed to the Bos- 
ton Bar Assoc. Council. • Terence 

A. McGinnis '75, VP and senior 
counsel for Bank of Boston, has been 
named chair of the board of direc- 
tors of the Children's Law Center of 
Mass., and received the Meritorious 
Service Medal for his three-year per- 
formance as commanding offiicer 
with the US Navy Reserves. • Calum 

B. Anderson '76 is the author of a 
recent article titled "Insurance Cov- 
erage for Employment-Related Liti- 
gation: Connecticut Law," published 
in 1 8 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 199(1 996). 
He is a partner in the law firm of 
Danaher, Tedford, Lagnese & Neal, 
PC, which has offices in Hartford 
and NYC. • Laurie Burt '76 has 
become the first woman to be elected 
to the executive committee of the 
Boston law firm of Foley, Hoag & 
Eliot LLP. • Michael Jones '76 has 
become the director of the newly 
created Office of Individual Inves- 
tor Services of the National Associa- 
tion of Securities Dealers, Inc. Most 
recently, he was deputy director/ 
counsel for the Securities and Ex- 
change Commission's Office of Pub- 
lic Affairs. • Maureen A. Brennan 
'77, a partner in the Cleveland, OH 
office of the law firm of Baker & 
Hostetler, is serving as chair of the 
environmental law section of the 
Cleveland Bar Association. "James 
A. Aloisi, Jr. '78 has joined the Bos- 
ton law firm of Hill & Barlow as of 
counsel and is working with the firm's 
real estate department and public 
law practice group. He previously 
had been general counsel for the 
Mass. Turnpike Authority. • David 
J. Ames '80 has been named VP of 
business banking at Abington Sav- 
ings Bank in Mass. Earlier, he was a 
VP at Fleet Bank in Boston and with 
Bank of Boston in Worcester. • 
Robert Carleo '80 has joined the 
Boston office of Arthur Andersen, 
LLP as a manager in its state and 
local tax practice. He had been chief 
of the litigation bureau of the Mass. 
Dept. of Revenue. • Daniel N. 
Recht '80, a partner in the Denver 
law firm of Recht & Pepin, recently 



was elected president of the Colo- 
rado criminal defense bar. • Peter 
A. DelVecchio '81 has joined the 
law firm of White & Case in Tokyo, 
Japan. He previously had his own 
law practice in Tokyo. • John A. 
Tarantino'81, a member of the law 
firm of Adler Pollock & Sheehan, 
Inc., is president-elect of the Rhode 
Island Bar Assoc. • PaulJ. Gallagher 
'82 is now county counsel for the 
County of Atlantic in New Jersey. 
He had been city solicitor for Atlan- 
tic City. • Manuel A. Moutinho III 
'82 recently was appointed to the 
position of clerk magistrate of 
Holyoke District Court. He had been 
a partner in the Springfield law firm 
of Brundrett & Moutinho. • Mark 
V. Nuccio '83 has been elected to 
the board of directors of Associated 
Industries of Mass. He is a partner in 
the Boston law firm of Ropes & 
Gray. • Mark D. Seltzer '83 has 
been named to a two-year term as 
co-chair of the Boston Bar 
Association's criminal law section. • 
John S. Brennan '84 has been named 
an associate professor at the Tho- 
mas M. Cooley Law School in Lan- 
sing, MI. He previously was a visiting 
professor at that law school. • Chris- 
topher M. Jedrey '84, an attorney 
with the Boston law firm of Choate, 
Hall & Stewart, has been named to a 
two-year term as chair of the Boston 
Bar Association's health law section. 
• Barbara O'Donnell '84 is serving 
as chair of the insurance coverage 
litigation committee of the Ameri- 
can Bar Association (ABA) tort and 
insurance practice section. A part- 
ner in the Boston law firm of Sherin 
& Lodgen, she also moderated a 
panel titled "Training the Advocate 
in Cost-Conscious Times" during 
the ABA's annual meeting in Chi- 
cago in Aug. •Jean-Charles Dibbs 
'85 has been elected to the board of 


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governors of Georgetown Univ., 
where he earned his undergraduate 
degree. Dibbs is chairman of admis- 
sions for Georgetown in the Miami 
area, where he is an equity partner 
with the law firm of Shutts & Bowen. 

• William R. Hart '86 recently was 
named County Attorney of the Year 
for Rockingham County, NJ. • 
Nancy Chen '87, previously an at- 
torney with Wernick & Berger in 
NYC, has opened her own New York 
law practice focusing on immigra- 
tion law. • Jeffrey B. Renton '87 
has opened an Andover law practice 
specializing in environmental law 
and civil litigation. He previously 
was associated with the Boston of- 
fice of the law firm of Day, Berry & 
Howard. • Daniel G. Kagan '88, a 
partner in the Lewiston law firm of 
Berman & Simmons, has been named 
to the governing board of the Maine 
Trial Lawyers Assoc. • Bruce W. 
Raphael '89 has become an associ- 
ate in the Boston office of the law 
firm of Edwards & Angell. Previ- 
ously associated with Updike, Kelly 
& Spellacy, he practices in the area 
of corporate law. • Eleanor C. 
Sinnott '89 has been appointed 
deputy general counsel of the Ex- 
ecutive Office of Public Safety for 
Mass. She previously was an assis- 
tant attorney general in the trial di- 
vision of the Mass. Attorney 
General's office. • Anthony Varona 
'89, an associate in the Washington, 
DC office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, 
Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, PC, re- 
ceived the law firm's '96 pro bono 
award for his work with the Human 
Rights Campaign, a civil rights or- 
ganization for gay and lesbian Ameri- 
cans. • Mark J. Warner '89 has 
become a partner in the Boston law 
firm now known as Witmer, Karp, 
Warner & Thuotte. • Maureen E. 
Curran '91 is now an associate with 
the Boston law firm of Hemenway & 
Barnes. • Roland Sanchez-Medina, 
Jr. '91 is now an associate in the 
Miami law firm of Zack, Sparber, 
Kosnitzky, Spratt & Brooks, where 
his practice focuses on representing 
domestic and international clients 
in debt and equity financing. • 
Rodolfo Mata '93 has been named 
to the board of directors of the Mass. 
Association of Hispanic Attorneys. 

• Alicia L. Downey '94 is serving a 
two-year term as co-chair of the Bos- 
ton Bar Association's young lawyers 
section. She is an associate in the 
Boston law firm of Bingham, Dana 
& Gould. • Carmen Paniagua '94, 

associate with The R.L. 


Hernandez Law Office in Maiden, is 
president-elect of the Mass. Asso- 
ciation of Hispanic Attorneys. 


Daniel J. Breen '20, Plymouth, 7/30 

James F. Grady '24, Reston, VA, 

Sr. M. Georgine Maltby, CSJ '28, 
Framingham, 7/13 

Rev. John T. Feeney, DD '31, 
Needham, 8/22 

Francis A. Romeo '31, Braintree, 

Frank M. O'Connor, MD '32, 
Vero Beach, FL, 8/1 1 

Msgr. Charles F. Dewey '34, 
Boston, 9/16 

James J. Deary, Jr. '34, GA&S '36, 
Wallingford, CT, 8/10 

Daniel F. Carney, Esq. '35, LAW 
'38, Arlington, VA, 3/19 

Rev. Gerald A. Kinsella, SJ '36, 
'40, GA&S '41, Worcester, 9/20 

Robert F. Welch '36, Arlington, 8/20 

Sr. Maura Hart, CSJ '37, 
Brighton, 9/4 

Msgr. Francis J. Sexton '38, 
Canton, 8/25 

Rev. Paul A. Curtin, SJ '38, GA&S 
'42, Chestnut Hill, 8/14 

Richard F. Canavan '38, GA&S '39, 
Needham Heights, 8/8 

Vincent L. Craig '38, Anaheim 
Hills, CA, 9/5/95 

Dr. J. Rand McNally, Jr. '39, Oak 
Ridge, TN, 5/11 

John J. Kelley '39, Kennebunk 

Beach, ME, 2/28 
Patrick J. Rafferty '40, Kingston, 


Mother Alice Doucet, RCE '42, 
Arlington, 8/17 

Sr. Dorcas Flannery, CSJ GA&S 

'42, Newton, 7/24 
Ralph C. Powers '42, Winchester, 


Robert J. McQueeney '42, 
Wollaston, 3/5 

Saul Zusman '42, Fort Lauderdale, 
FL, 7/28 

Thomas M. Reeves, Esq. '46, 
Burlington, VT, 5/18 

PaulJ. Sweeney '47, Bozrah, CT, 

John P. O'Connell '48, Barnstable, 


Albert F. Smith, Jr. '49, 
Manchester, 8/18 

Joseph A. Browne '49, Marco 
Island, FL, 7/2 

George F. Hurley, Esq. '50, 
Needham, 8/14 

Paul R. Raynowska '50, Vista, CA, 

Peter F. Garvin, Jr. '50, New 

Seabury, 7/2 

William E. Regan, Jr. '50, West 
Peabody, 8/18 

William H. McDermott '50, GA&S 

'52,Newland, NC, 6/3 
Rev. Francis P. Sullivan, SJ '51, 

'54, GA&S '55, Newton, 8/21 
Hon. Paul H. King '51, LAW '55, 

Canton, 9/16 

Raymond D. Morris '51, North 
Billerica, 9/9 

Hersch Seigel '52, Marblehead, 

Honora Treanor O'Neil '52, 
Milton, 6/1 

James E. Looney '52, Tewksbury, 

James M. O'Sullivan '52, South 
Boston, 11/10/95 

Dr. Richard P. Lucey '54, 
Needham, 8/17 

Robert E. Valente '54, Hingham, 

Ronald J. Kurz '58, Garden City, 

NY, 7/16 

Walter J. Aylward, Esq. '59, 
Fremont, CA, 12/5/95 

JohnC. Fahertyjr. '60, 
Kissimmee, FL, 9/12 

Marie Guzman Letts '61, GSSW 
'65, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 8/16 

Sr. Monica Gorman, SND '61, 
Peabody, 7/26 

Robert J. Desalvo '62, CGSOM '71, 
Milton, 8/3 1 

Roger M. Carey, Esq. '62, LAW 
'65, Revere, 7/11 

Thomas R. Burke '63, Alexandria, 
VA, 7/1 

Sr. Helen Quinlan, SCH '65, 
Wellesley, 7/9 

Barbara Z. Roderick '66, Wellesley 
Hills, 7/21 

Mary Agnes Gaughan King GSSW 
'67, Sunnyvale, CA, 6/29/95 

Jeanette T. Meuse Drake '68, 

Boulder, CO, 6/30 
Gerard J. Sullivan '69, Stow, 8/31 

Sr. Mary Frances Dunlop '69, 
Auckland, Australia, 6/26 

William R. Cook '69, Duxbury, 7/12 
Georgina M. Huck, GA&S '72, 
Barnstable, 7/2 1 

Margaret Ann Braun Griep '78, 
Hohokus, NJ, 4/27 

Norma Kornegay Clarke, GA&S 

'81, Andover, 9/17 
Kimberly A. Kwiat '92, Briarcliff, 

NY, 7/17 
Marcia E. Miller '94, Glenview, 

IL, 8/26 




Martin S. Ridge '67 
3117 West Meadow Drive 
Phoenix, AZ 85023 
Home: 602-9421303 

Los Angeles 

Harry Hirshorn '89 
884 Chautauqua Blvd. 
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 
BC Business: 310-288-3677 

Northern California/San 

Gail A. Dutcher '78 
225 San Antonio Way 
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 
Work: 415-616-3271 

Orange County 

John F. Sullivan '50 
Two Byron Close 
Laguana Niguel, CA 92677 
Home: 714-240-1820 

San Diego 

John L. Frasca '83 

13161 Black Mountain Road, Ste. 9 

San Diego, CA 92129 

BC Business: 619-752-6363 


Robert F.X. Hart '60, CSSW '62 
2801 East 7th St. Ave. Parkway 
Denver, CO 80206 
Home: 303-329-6939 


Rosa Maria Silva '90 
81 Coles Avenue 
Newington, CT 06111 
Home: 860-667-2565 
Work: 860-636-7205 


Carrie McKee McNamara '88 
1809 Kenwood Ave. #301 
Alexandria, VA 22303 
Home: 703-578-0714 
Work: 301-664-9280 

Boca Raton 

Paul K. Duffey, Jr. '62 

Smith Barney, 1200 N. Federal Hwy., S. 300 

Boca Raton, FL 33431 

Home: 407-997-7104 

Work: 407-393-1809 


Marietta Calindez '95 
1710 SW 104th Ave. 
Miami, FL 33165 
Home: 305-223-8046 


Christine M. Pongonis '79 
318 Dempsey Way 
Orlando, FL 32835 
Home: 407-291-8805 
Work: 407-299-6050 

Southwest Florida 

Christopher Heaslip '89 
5271 Berkeley Drive 
Naples, FL 33962-5472 
Home: 941-793-8015 
Work: 941-649-3245 


David P. Salter '72 

2085 Roswell Road NE, Unit #724 

Marietta, GA 30060 

Home: 770-973-75&3 

Work: 770-386-0640 xn 


Thomas D. Bransfield '89 
135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2118 
Chicago, IL 60603-4484 
BC Business: 312-409-2700 


Stephen E. Ferrucci '87 LAW '90 
7156 Derston Road 
Indianapolis, IN 46250 
Home: 317-577-9714 
Work: 317-684-6161 


James P. Waite '72 
94 Old County Road 
Hampden, ME 04444 
Home: 207-942-2643 
Work: 207-945-0262 


Eileen O'Connell Unitas '81 
3808 Saint Paul Street 
Baltimore, MD 21218 
Home: 410-889-3300 

Cape Cod 

John J. Driscoll '50 
31 Linda Lane 
Hyannis, MA 02601 
Home: 508-771-1605 

Western Massachusetts 

Robert T. Crowley '70 
65 Ridgecrest Circle 
Westfield, MA 01085-4525 
Home: 413-568-3995 


Francis J. McGarry '61 

Smith Barney, 1500 Worcester Tower 

Worcester, MA 01608 

Work: 508-791-2311 

Southeast Michigan 

Paul '88 and Mary Ann '88 Deters 
6731 White Pine Court 
Bloomfield, Ml 48301 
Home: 8)0-851-7869 


Mark '91 and Kathleen '91 Sexton 
1833 Rome Ave. 
Saint Paul, MN 55116 
Home: 612-696-1181 

St. Louis 

James A. Zoeller '55 
13246 Bon Royal Dr. 
Des Peres, MO 63131 
Home: 314-966-0269 
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are "good guides" to spiri- 
tual life, saysMcNichols; they 
have earned their place of 
honor and may be safely 

McNichols views his 
icons — and the laborious 
process of making them — as 
simple, imperfect offerings, 
or prayers, to God. He 
disavows any pretense of 
mastery at his trade. In East- 
ern iconography, the painter 
is considered a conduit for 
the sacred message of the 
icon. Accordingly, icons are 
generally unsigned. "If I 
signed the icon, it would have 
to say, 'By the hand of the 
sinner, Bill McNichols,'" the 
artist explains. 

In France in the 1960s a "worker-priest" move- 
ment called for priests to toil in anonymity 
side by side with the poor. "The idea," 
McNichols says, "was that the priesthood 
would come through the person rather than 
the clothes." As part of this movement Egide 
Van Broeckhoven, SJ, became a factory worker 
in Belgium. 

Van Broeckhoven devoted himself to cul- 
tivating trust, honor and dignity in his friend- 
ships. "Egide sensed in himself a spirituality 
growing out of the mysticism of friendship," 
McNichols says. "He sought to be the true 
friend, the kind of friend where you trust 
the person enough to be able to reveal your 
inner depths." Set against contemporary 
television's steady drone of sarcastic put- 
downs and cruel rejoinders, McNichols notes, 
Van Broeckhoven's notion of friendship 
seems otherworldly. 

On December 28, 1967, Van Broeckhoven 
was killed in an accident at the factory where 
he worked. The quotation he holds in the icon 
is taken from his diary, which was discovered 
and published after his death. 

much sense does it make to 
labor to create panels laden 
with reverence and mystery, 
and then to send them out 
into a world obsessed with 
debunking mystery? Mc- 
Nichols is particularly 
troubled by the ongoing deg- 
radation of the word icon, 
evinced most recently in a 
William Satire column that 
ran last fall in a special issue 
of the New York Times Maga- 
zine devoted to female icons 
in the modern world. Citing 
Marilyn Monroe as a con- 
temporary icon, Safire drolly 
suggested, "we are all icon- 
ographers now." 

Such offhanded use of the 
term pains McNichols. "The 
main purpose of the icon," 

Icons are portals. They are 
meant to lead us out of ourselves. They glimmer 
with paradox. Deliberately flat and archaic in ap- 
pearance, they nevertheless hold out a complex, 
layered invitation to the contemporary viewer. 

As an astute social observer, McNichols can't 
help worrying about the world poised to greet his 
work. Iconographers are in a peculiar fix. How 

he argues, "is to break your 
heart. I mean that in the sense of calling you to 
compassion. The icon invites you to mimic it. If 
the icon has a compassionate face, and you gaze at 
it long enough, maybe you can gain some of that 
compassion. You gaze at the icon, and the icon 
gazes back at you. It's a mutual process." 
Bruce Morgan is this magazine's associate editor. 






Three All good stories are ultimately 

lives in travel literature. From Exodus 

transition to Hansel and Gretel to Jack 

Kerouac's On the Road, the 
story of humanity is always, unavoidably, the story of a 
voyage through foreign terrain. Just as Mary left her 
home in Nazareth, Leopold Bloom wandered through 
Dublin. In becoming our true selves, we leave old selves 
and familiar guideposts behind. Faced with unfamiliar 
terrain, we stumble. We fall. We rise to our feet again. 
What we cannot do is turn back. 

The essays on the following pages are notes from way 
stations three people have passed while on their journeys. 


Past perfect 

A turning 




In the photo I remember, Maria looks 

straight at the camera. A smile flutters 

at the corners of her mouth, as if she is 

hesitant to show her ferocious pride, as 

if she dares not enjoy this moment, 

surrounded by her children, lest some 

jealous god yank it away. She rests her 

hands on the shoulders of Ireni, who barely comes up to her waist. 

Somber Ireni, whose eyes are large and unsmiling. Smaragdi and 

Katina stand at their mother's right, their heads reaching just to and 

just below her shoulders; Katina, distracted by something, looks off 

to the side. Yannis, at the left, is barely as tall as Smaragdi, though he 

is older than his sisters. He stands a little apart from the others, as 

if, as the only male, he feels a need to disassociate himself from 

the women. 

There is something hopeful in their expressions, in the way they 
are poised there, their faces curious, expectant, as if they are used to 
standing on the sidelines watching, waiting for things to happen. 

Behind them, the stuccoed wall is yellowish brown and peeling. 
It's the wall of my house, the one I occupied for four months, 30 
years ago. Theirs, very much like mine, stands directly across the 
street. I remember also in this picture the hindquarters of a donkey, 
a brown shaggy one who carried things for the old man who deli- 

vered goods to the small store a few doors down, but perhaps 
I am confusing this photo with another. 

Maria's husband, Giorgos, is missing from this family 
portrait, but that is usual. Every morning he would leave his 
house at dawn, return for the noon meal and a few hours rest, 
then leave again. He would spend his evenings in one of 
several tavernas along the waterfront. I seldom saw him at 
home, though I waved to him whenever I saw him along the 

old harbor, bringing in his catch. And he would wave back, in 
front of the other fishermen, giving a surprised but pleased 
smile to this young foreign woman. A friend of his wife. 

Theyaya, too, is absent. Maria's mother, all in black, would 
sit at her chair by the front window watching the goings-on. 
Like all yayas, she knew how to stay in the background, to help 
when there was work to be done, but otherwise to remain 
invisible. I feel her hovering behind the photo, silently raov- 


ing her toothless mouth. 

They are all frozen in that moment — yet as I think of the 
picture, time softens, moves. Maria stands below my window, 
yelling "See-moan-ay! See-moan-ay!" It is 10:15 a.m., far too 
late for decent people still to be sleeping, and anyway, she has 
something to tell me, or she is lonesome and wants some 
company, or it is the day for making some Greek delicacy, and 
I must come and watch so I can learn how. 

It is 1 966, and I am 21.1 am 
in Chania, on the island of 
Crete, searching for something. 
Some truth that keeps eluding 
me. Some peace I long for. I am 
fleeing old griefs, trying to lose 
myself, find myself. 

I am not completely alone; I 
am part of a small group of 
temporary expatriates — Cana- 
dians, Americans, Brits. We all 
live in the old quarter, in an- 
cient three-story houses built 
by the Venetians in the 14th 
and 15th centuries. We live 
there, instead of in the newer 
parts of the city where there are 
flush toilets and running water, 
because the streets in the old 
quarter are narrow and pictur- 
esque, because the rent is cheap 
and because none of us cares 
about flush toilets and running 
water. We are all there for our 
own reasons — we do not ask 
one another such questions — 
and together we form a com- 
munity of sorts. We go to the 
tavemas at night, dance with 
the sailors, drink too much, help 
each other find the way home. 
Much of my day life, how- 
ever, is with Maria. She has 
claimed me. When we walk 
through the neighborhood, she 
holds my arm and tells the people we meet, "Apo tinAmeriki." 
I correct her gently: from Canada. She shrugs and laughs. 
Wherever I am from, it does not matter. She was the first to 
have me in her house, so now I am known as "Maria's friend." 
"Come to my house for some raki" a woman down 
the street calls out to me. "No," Maria says to her fiercely, 
"she cannot. She is with me." Later Maria tells me: that 
woman is not a good woman. But Athena will not give up so 


easily. When she sees me coming down the street without 
Maria, she rushes out to speak. She is thirtyish, a few years 
younger than Maria but unmarried. She lives with her sister 
(also unmarried) and with her mother; occasionally she goes 
out with men frorrf the nearby NATO base, and this makes 
her vaguely disreputable. I am curious about Athena, this 
loud, persistent woman who dyes her hair red, who hovers on 
the edge of respectability, but I do not wish to offend Maria, 
so I decline her invitations. 

In the evenings, when I slip out to dance with the sailors on 
the waterfront, to drink, to behave in a way that is totally 
unacceptable for Greek women, I wonder what Maria thinks, 
at home, alone with her children. The rules are different for 
me; this is part of my appeal. "Come with us," I say to her one 
Saturday evening when the winds are warm and we can smell 
spring coming. "Giorgos never stays home — why should 
you?" She clicks her tongue and throws her head back. I have 
proposed something preposterous, impossible. I might as 
well have proposed that we fly to the moon. She laughs, chides 
me for being so silly, but she puts on lipstick, and I know she 
is tempted. 

At first I thought I was merely her trophy — something to 
show off in this city of few Westerners. But Maria remained 
my friend long after it was expedient or prudent. 

Mostly, I have forgotten the others, the ones I prowled the 
nights with. Only the odd name stays with me, a fragment of 
a story, the antics of a particular evening. But I have not 
forgotten Maria — the heat I felt in her, the yearning. Her 
haunted eyes. 

In these 30 years I have not always thought of Maria. 
Weeks, even months have passed without her presence in my 
consciousness. But whenever Greece is mentioned, or any- 
thing Greek, or when I make dolmathes or bakltiva or 
kourabiethes — all part of my regular kitchen repertoire now — 
Maria emerges from her small sacred place. And then I 
remember the dancing. 

It is late afternoon, between four and five. The afternoon 
sleep is over, and the men have returned to their shops or their 
boats for the second half of the workday. The children trickle 
home from school, idling along the street corners. Maria sits 
at her window, watching. She has finished most of her day's 
work, so all that remains is this sitting and watching, or 
perhaps a short volta, a walk around the harbor with one of the 
children if the evening is mild. Later on, around seven or 
eight, she will fix a simple meal for herself, her mother and the 
children. Giorgos will eat at a taverna with his friends and 
won't return until 10 or 1 1. A row of empty hours lies ahead. 
When she sees me coming down the narrow road, Maria 
hurries out to meet me. ""Ella, ella! Come! Come!" My arms 
are full of books and papers. "In a moment," I tell her, 
laughing at her eagerness. 

When I cross the street a few moments later, Maria re- 
moves her apron and smooths the front of her dress. During 
my first few weeks in Chania each visit to Maria's house was 

rewarded with a saucer of thick, syrupy apricot preserves and 
a small thin glass oitsicoudia, which Maria and her mother and 
Giorgos and the children solemnly watched me eat and drink. 
The liquid burned on the way down, made my face flush with 
heat and pleasure. We spoke mostly through nods and ges- 
tures, the language of host and guest. But now that Maria and 
I are "sisters," she brings out the preserves and brandy only on 
special occasions or when there are other visitors. 

Maria pushes the table and chairs to one side of the room 
and goes to the shelf where she keeps her prize possession: a 
small boxy record player with a few dozen 45s. Suddenly the 
room fills with the piercing, electric sound ofbouzoukia. Maria 
grabs one of my hands, Katina grabs the other, and with 
Smaragdi and Ireni we form a circle. The children have been 
expecting this, as a late-afternoon visit from me usually means 
dancing. Yannis declines to join us. If his friends were to pass, 
they would see him dancing with the women. The yaya also 
watches from her chair, her face a mixture of amusement and 
disapproval. The music gets louder, the dancing more frantic. 
Yannis closes the front curtain and slips into the circle. The 
laughter gets more raucous; the room becomes a hot tunnel of 
wild, pounding sound. The music leaps out of the windows 
and into the street, drawing a handful of neighborhood 
children who come in the front door, their eyes huge with 
excitement. Yannis no longer cares if anyone sees him. The 
circle swells, and we bang and bump against one another, 
laughing and panting. We do the Sirtakia, Kala?natiano, 
Hassapo-serviko — Maria knows them all. We dance and dance, 
until our legs turn to rubber and we fall out laughing and 

There was something so incredibly joyful about this, all of 
us whirling madly on the gray cement floor of that crowded 
room, under the bare electric bulb that hung from the ceiling, 
as if we owned the world and nothing else mattered. I wanted 
to drown myself in this and everything else Greek. The 
dances, the drink, the food. The passion of the Greeks. Their 
joy in being alive, their celebration of it. I wanted to absorb it, 
become it. Find out the secret. How to be happy, how to be free. 


come down through one of the narrow, twisting 
streets, barely wide enough for a small car, and you come 
upon it: the old harbor, opening before you like a flower. 

A wide paved area separates the buildings from the water 
very much like an Italian piazza, which is appropriate, given 
that this part of Chania was built by the Venetians. At the edge 
of the piazza the water is deep, and small fishing boats pull 
right up to the edge to unload their catches. Midmorning they 
bring in the octopus. Glossy and silvery gray, raw octopus 
look like the internal organs of extraterrestrials. There is 
something vaguely obscene about those thick, slimy append- 
ages; cooked up, however, they are an amazing delicacy. The 
fishermen throw the octopus by the handfuls onto the 
pavement, then pick them up and throw them down again, 

30 UOS'I ON ( Ol II (,l \1 AC, A /.INK 

beating them like this to release their Twenty-five years ago the youth hostels were full 

dark-blue ink and to tenderize them. 

The octopus are then hung on make- of such adventurers. What were we looking for? 

shift racks and lines to dry, and the 

fishermen wash down the pavement with Strangeness, perhaps. Something other than the 

buckets of seawater. 

Sometimes its sea urchins they bring ordinary. We floated from country to country, 

in, one or two buckets of them, their 

greenish-gray shells bnstling with unconnected, like clouds ofwispy dandelion seeds. 

needle-sharp spines. Inside, flesh the ' J r - / 

color of smoked salmon. I have never 

tried them — they are food for the 

wealthy — although I am told they are 

wonderful. Mostly, the boats are full of 

fish and octopus, and all morning the air is briny and aromatic. 

By noon all traces of the fishermen are gone. 

Everything around the old harbor is a bit shabby. The 
facades of some of the buildings have begun to crumble. Old 
paint peels from walls and woodwork like outgrown skin. 
Some of the buildings are whitewashed, but most are not, 
unlike the picture postcards one sees of sparkling white 
Greek villages. Here the buildings are mostly a drab gold — 
the color of limestone — or light ochre or the grayish tan of 
unpainted cement. 

Still, there is something enormously pleasing about it all. 
The crowded buildings face the water like flowers facing the 
sun. Roofs of red tile and wide doors painted a glossy blue flash 
patches of color. Old oil cans grow huge red geraniums. The 
rounded domes of an ancient mosque, a legacy of the Turkish 
occupation, shimmer in the sun like white hills. A bright- 
green fishing boat moors on the water. Everything seems 
harmonious, comforting. On fine days, the restaurants spill 
out into the piazza. Tables and chairs appear on the pavement, 
inviting. On weekends, the aroma of roasting meat fills the air. 

On my way home from the Instituto, where I teach, I stop at 
one of the sweet shops for a galato-buriko or a bowl of rice 
custard or a piece oibaklava and look out at the harbor water. 
Sometimes blue, sometimes black, the water riffles lightly or 
bristles with foam, depending on its mood. Though the an- 
cient sea wall contains it — a small opening permits the comings 
and goings of small boats — the harbor water is never totally 
placid, but is more like some wild thing, barely domesticated. 
And it seems emblematic somehow of all of Crete: hungers 
surge up, then subside, waiting for their own good time. A thin 
layer of order overlays roiling chaos — Apollo and Dionysus 
held in delicate balance. 


Iraklion in 1966 a woman in her late thirties, a former 
housewife, told me of leaving a husband and suburban home 
in Australia. Traveling with her 12 -year-old son, it had taken 
her six months to get this far, stopping as she did to work a bit 
here and there, to raise the fare for the next leg of the trip. I 
remember being shocked by her, by the discovery that when 


you reached adulthood things were not automatically fixed. 
The malaise, the restless yearning I felt might not be simply a 
passage of youth. This was a frightening thought. The woman 
was housekeeping now for the youth-hostel owner, a widower 
in his forties, and judging from his proprietary smile, I guessed 
she would stay for a while. 

I was shocked by her, but also impressed. What did social 
structures mean, after all? All this grasping and organizing, 
this constricting of possibilities: this way or that way, but not 
both. In the youth-hostel kitchen I watched her stir a huge pot 
of vegetable soup. Her thick brown hair hung past her shoul- 
ders in a reckless, girlish way. No grown woman I knew back 
home had hair like that. Like her, I decided, I would make my 
own life. Like her, I would make it any way I pleased. 

I had been both driven and pulled to Greece. There had to 
be meaning somewhere, anywhere but in the tight gray cities 
and Catholic schools where I had spent my life so far. I had 
been reading Kazantzakis, and he, in part, drew me to Greece 
and Crete. In Iraklion I stood for a long time at his grave 
overlooking the harbor, pondering the words etched on his 
small stone: "I want nothing, I fear nothing, I am free." 

I had already begun to free myself, mostly from the tyranny 
of things. Experience, I told myself, was more important than 
possessions. I had left my four suitcases with the owner of a 
brasserie in Brussels, my first European stop, and taken with 
me only a small backpack and my guitar. When I got to 
Chania and decided to stay, I resolved to keep my life spartan. 

I meant to strip down life to its essentials. See what 
remained. Somehow I felt that in ridding myself of the 
encumbrance of things and of daily comforts, I would rid 
myself of my past and all its old enclosures. It would be like 
starting over, newly born. 


has changed since you lived there," our 
friends in Athens say. "It's full of tourists now. You won't 
recognize it." It is April 1991, and my husband and I have just 
arrived in Athens. Our friends have studied in the States, are 
worldly, sophisticated. They are also 10 years younger than 
we, not yet haunted by the need to revisit landscapes of the 
past. We are showing each other places in Greece and Turkey 
we knew and loved a lifetime ago when we were both different 
selves. We have only a few weeks for these explorations, so our 
days are full, intense. 

We have booked a cabin for the overnight trip, a tidy 
compact room with two bunks. The Knossos is an old ship, as 
the thickly varnished wood attests, perhaps the very same ship 
I made one of several crossings on, 25 years earlier. We pour 
ourselves some brandy and stroll out to explore. It's a huge, 
multilayered thing, capable of carrying more than 100 cars 
and semi-trucks. It sleeps several hundred passengers in 

various types of accommodations represented by a complex 
system of classes. 

Twenty-five years ago only one class was possible for me: 
deck class. The deck is much as I remembered, rows of 
benches enclosed in a large room and under a sheltered 
canopy outside. I don't remember now whom I made that first 
crossing with. Some boy I'd met at the Athens youth hostel, 
perhaps, who later went his own way. I had come to Europe 
by myself, and most of the other young women, already in 
pairs, were not looking for a third female, so I traveled mostly 
with young men. Whenever I could, I traveled with two; that 
way things were more likely to remain uncomplicated. I 
remember of that first crossing only that it was a cold, early- 
November night and that I slept in my thin sleeping bag 
on the outside deck because the inside deck was thick with 
smoke and smelled of food and vomit. Someone came by 
with a bottle of ouzo, and there was low talk. I remember the 
tilting ship, the brilliant stars, the gentle lapping of Homer's 
wine-dark sea. 

Part of me wants to hunker down with those young deck 
passengers, spend the night there listening to their stories. 
But I think of my cozy cabin, the comfortable bed. Besides, I 
already know their stories. Twenty-five years ago the youth 
hostels were full of such adventurers. We were mostly young, 
in our late teens and early twenties, hordes of us, tromping 
through Europe, the Middle East, North Africa. What were 
we looking for? Strangeness, perhaps. Something other than 
the ordinary. We floated from country to country, un- 
connected, like clouds of wispy dandelion seeds. 

As my husband and I watch, people are settling in, claiming 
certain benches near the windows and doors, establishing the 
boundaries of their territory with backpacks, shopping bags, 
battered suitcases. There are only a few dozen deck passen- 
gers tonight, and as before, they consist of a mixture of poor 
Greeks and young tourists. Though black-clothed yayas and 
old men formed the staple of these crossings years ago, few of 
tonight's passengers are elderly. Clearly, people are more 
prosperous now. The standards have changed. A pair of 
young women in jeans and thick sweaters, both of them lean 
and a bit shabby, show the marks of seasoned travelers. I stare 
at the one with long, yellowish hair, and for a brief, strange 
moment, it is like seeing my younger self. I have a sudden urge 
to ask her name, to tell her: I was you, 25 years ago. 

Shnone Poirier-Bures teaches writing at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, 
Virginia. This essay is edited from her memoir, "That Shining Place " 
(Oberon Press, 1995), and is reprinted by permission. The winner of 
Canada's 1995 Evelyn Richardson Award for non fiction, "That Shining 
Place " is distributed in the United States by Pocahontas Press in Blacksburg, 
Virginia. Simone Poirier-Bures is also the author of a novel, "Candyman " 
(Oberon, 1994). 

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Nuclear family 




My baby was a week overdue when my 
obstetrician suggested a routine ultra- 
sound. I remember, while driving in to 
Boston that rainy summer morning, 
thinking what a funny-looking couple 
my husband and I made, with Jack wear- 
ing his customary workday suit, tie and 
tense, distracted air, and me in my stretchy shorts and top. As we sat 
in the waiting room, I caught myself pitying the other patients — an 
old black man, magazine rolled in hand, staring into space; a thin 
young couple, he pale and sickly and she bleached and tough, 
looking worried. 

In the examining room, when the technician left us for a moment 
and returned with a doctor, my only concern was that they not 
inadvertently tell us the baby's sex. This was our first, and we wanted 
to be surprised. I held Jack's hand and smiled. The technician and 
doctor left the room again, and I felt a faint warning signal but let it 
go, cushioned by the bliss of a tranquil pregnancy. The doctor 
returned with the head of the practice. They stared at the screen. 
"We see something," the doctor said. 
"Do you see that white mass over the baby's kidney? It's hard to 

say exactly what it might be. He'll need an ultrasound as soon 
as he's born for a better diagnosis. It could be just some stool." 

"If it's not stool, what might it be?" I asked. 

"An overgrowth of cells." 

Cancer? Tears rolled down my temples, behind my ears, 
onto the pillow beneath my head. "Do you have any ques- 
tions?" the doctor asked. What does one ask? Are there 
enough words for all the questions? Will the answers be the 
right ones? "No." 

My obstetrician scheduled a cesarean section for the fol- 
lowing morning. If the mass was a tumor, and she felt it was, 
then a determination of malignancy would have to be made. 
And whether or not it had spread. And whether or not it was 
treatable. While she was speaking, I began to faint but caught 
myself and sobbed instead. "Good," she said. "Better to cry." 

As Jack and I drove home in the rain, the world seemed to 
be crying with us. We telephoned our families, and I heard 
Jack crying with his father — two men who talk mainly about 


Dr. Lillehei softly confirmed that, yes, the tumor had 
been successfully removed and that, yes, it was the 
type of cancer we had been hoping for. "But we did 
find some in the liver. " 

boating and BC football. My mother came over and sat in the 
living room with her coat on, stunned. I alternated between 
rational words about the breakthroughs of modern medicine 
and hysterical animal wails. 

In bed that night I was haunted by images of my grand- 
mother Nana's grave and the empty space next to her in the 
family plot. God intended our child to be next to Nana, I 
feared. Somehow Jack calmed me. We lay in the dark, alarm 
set for 5:00 a.m. To fend off despair, I listed all the things for 
which I had to be grateful: the man lying next to me. My 
mother. My father. My sister. My stepfather. My grand- 
mother. Jack's parents. His siblings. Aunts. Uncles. Great 
aunts. Cousins. Our health. Our home. All the things that I 
normally took for granted. Miraculously, I slept. 

The next morning Jack and I hugged and wept wordlessly 
in the darkness. Before leaving for the hospital, I unpacked 
the bag I had prepared days earlier for the labor room. I 
removed the gifts my family had gathered: my grandmother's 
handheld fan, cards and mints from my father, a bottle of 
perfume my sister had bought to remind me of a trip to Italy. 
These belonged to another woman, one naive enough to 
think nothing would go wrong. 

Driving into Boston, I observed the newspaper trucks 
stopped for delivery, the broad backs of men hunched over 
coffee in the warm glow of Dunkin' Donuts, the twinkling of 
the city lights against the still-dark sky. Then it hit me: This 
day we will have a child. And the world goes on. I patted 
Jack's leg as we drove through the Sumner Tunnel. We will 
make it, I reassured him. His nose ran as he wept and nodded. 


heard the baby before I saw him, and his lamblike cries 
instantly triggered in me a succession of feelings: a fierce 
maternal protectionism followed by waves of helplessness and 
grief. When the attending nurse held him up for me to see, 
the light behind him created a halo around his strawberry- 
blond head. I ached, trying to reconcile the forces that battled 
within me. Slowly and sadly, they wound around each other 
like a braided cord. A nurse announced that Jackie would be 
taking his first ride over to Children's Hospital and gently 
ushered him away from us. 

The head physician came up to my room to deliver the 

results of Jackie's first tests: "Yes, it is a 
tumor, but if you gotta have one, this is 
the one you want," she said. 
"Then it's benign?" 
"No. But if you gotta have a malig- 
nant one, this is the one you want. If it's 
what we think it is." 

So began the roller-coaster ride. It's 
a good "bad" tumor. (We think.) Noth- 
ing to worry about. (We think.) Just like 
a wart. Can be fixed. (We think.) 

We spent four days cocooned in the 
hospital — the whole of Labor Day weekend. The room was 
filled with flowers The one time I ventured down the hall, I 
was like a lost child. Behind each corner loomed terrifying 
Norman Rockwell characters: beaming grandparents, new 
moms and dads. 

One day, though, as I held Jackie nose to nose, trying to 
make sense of what was happening to us, a calm came over me. 
I saw him differently at that moment — as both a physical and 
a spiritual being. Yes, his physical self was in jeopardy, but his 
spiritual self, his essence, still needed love, and I would love 
him no matter what happened. 

Jackie was allowed to stay in the room with us, which was 
unusual since C-section babies often retain fluid in their 
lungs, fluid normally squeezed out in the birth canal. By 
chance, that first night I reached for Jackie in the darkness, 
and I found his face red and strained and glistening mucus 
around his nose. Jack pounded Jackie's back, while I franti- 
cally pressed the nurses' buzzer. A nurse shouted Code Blue, 
alarms went off, and Jackie was whisked off, with Jack in 
pursuit. I struggled to get out of bed, reaching for the IV pole 
and tearing my fresh scar. God was going to take our baby 
now to spare us the pain of cancer, I reasoned; I cried out loud, 
to no one, "I can't do this. I can't stand the pain of being a 


conferences with oncologists, descriptions of 
MRI results, bone scans and marrow tests, came my first 
encounter with a breast pump, a four-foot-tall gizmo that 
was supposed to keep me producing milk while Jackie under- 
went and recovered from surgery. Pumping milk would make 
me feel like I was contributing, I was told. In a state of 
exhaustion — I could barely screw the cap back on a tube of 
toothpaste — I sat and stared at the machine. In one hand I 
held a nozzle, in the other a windup crank attached to what 
looked to be a World War II ammunition feeder. 

On Tuesday morning Jackie, Jack and I were led through 
catwalks over to Children's Hospital, where our surgeon, Dr. 
Lillehei (I fretted a whole night over how young he was), 
would remove Jackie's tumor. Jack spent the day shepherding 
Jackie through tests, while I met with a series of doctors and 
nurses. Shuffling down the hospital corridors, incisions sore, 

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breasts leaking, I kept my face down to hide the tears. Every- 
where I looked, I saw sick children. "Be a parent, Judy. 
Function. Stay alert. Stay on top. For your child," I coached 
myself. As an anesthesiologist began to describe a new tech- 
nique, I was surprised to hear myself asking what the risks and 
the probable outcome were. 

I was alone in Jackie's room when Jack called, crying. I 
braced myself. "It's good, Judy," he whispered. "It's confined 
to one spot. Dr. Lillehei says that this couldn't be better. We 
just have to do one more test, a bone scan." 

Jackie lay on a table in a planetariumlike room, anesthe- 
tized, dwarfed beneath a huge machine that resembled a 
telescope. I hadn't realized how much Jack was enduring on 
his own. An intern fiddled with knobs and pondered the 
screen. He left, gaze averted, and returned with an older 
doctor. I overheard the older man say, "No. No. You change 
the differentiation here, and this shows the actual results." 
The doctor strode past us, apparently behind schedule, but 
looked our way. "It's fine," he said. "Good luck." 


night Jack slept on the floor of the hospital 
playroom, and I stayed with Jackie. Fatigue, depression and 
anxiety were now permanent cohabitants in my head. I pined 
for the blissful sleep of a week ago. Jackie was crying, but I 
couldn't nurse him because his surgery was scheduled for the 
morning. I worried that his first experience of the world was 


one of deprivation. 

In the morning I kissed Jackie and handed him to a team of 
green-clad doctors and nurses, wondering if I would ever see 
him again. A nurse assured me that she and the head nurse had 
more than 40 years of experience between them. I looked at 
her blankly: "What did you say? Four years?" She smiled and 
repeated herself. As they took Jackie away, I whispered the 
only thing I could: "Do good." 

For the next six hours we waited in a private room — Jack 
and I there for the baby, Jack's father there for us. On the 
hour, a surgical nurse phoned with status reports, calls so 
draining that, in between them, I found myself escaping to a 
deep, druglike sleep. 

Finally we were notified that the surgery was complete and 
Dr. Lillehei would be joining us shortly. We stretched, man- 
aged a relieved comment or two. Then Dr. Lillehei, tele- 
scopic surgical eyeglasses dangling from his neck, clunky 
white clogs on his feet, arrived and squatted beside my chair. 
Softly, he confirmed that, yes, the tumor had been success- 
fully removed and that, yes, it was the type of cancer we had 
been hoping for. 

"But we did find some in the liver." 

Dr. Lillehei quickly explained that this cancer behaves 
totally differently from adult cancers that have metastasized 
to the liver. "The ideal situation would have been the tumor 
alone. However, while this cancer often spreads, it goes away 
on its own. This is the second-best situation." Blink. Blink. 
Cancer in the liver. Don't worry, though; it goes away on its 
own. Just like a wart. 

We drove home that night like soldiers returning from 
battle. Entering the house, I looked around with weary cyni- 
cism. The new curtains. The fancy couch. The decorative 
touches I'd flourished during my nesting fever. My mother 
had made us chicken soup, and Jack and I were sitting at the 
kitchen table when I was suddenly seized by the need to see 
the baby. An ultrasound picture of him from months ago 
hung on the refrigerator. Sore from the C-section, I asked Jack 
to get it for me. He continued to sip his soup. "Get it for me!" 
I demanded. He started to move. "Now! Now! Get it for me!" 
I became frantic. He had the photograph in my hand in an 
instant, and I wailed over the black-and-white shadows of 
my child. 

I dv^JvlC came home a week after his surgery. Although 
champagne, signs and balloons greeted us, I didn't feel like 
other new mothers. I felt older, wiser, sadder. I caught a scene 
from Singin ' in the Rain on television one day, and as I watched 
Gene Kelly twirling his umbrella, I thought, I will never feel 
that way again. My family oohed and aahed over Jackie in 
his pumpkin suit and holiday velvets, but I held back. I took 
enough pictures to last a lifetime because I thought they 
might have to. 

Jackie's first MRI came at Christmastime, three months 
after the surgery. Our holiday was dulled with the news that, 
although the cancer had shrunk, it hadn't disappeared as 
expected. I started making strange comparisons: Is this worse 
than heart surgery? Chemo is worse than this, isn't it? Death 
is worse than this. This is worse than a broken bone. 

Jack and I became vulnerable to news of any tragedy 
involving children. In the past we'd have thought, Oh my, 
how awful! Thank God, not me or mine. Never me or mine. 
And we'd have turned the page. Now I felt overwhelmed by 
reports of children abused, children abandoned, an infant 
shaken to death by his father. 

What kind of God allows such cruelty? I began to ask, deep 
in anger and despair. I joined a group of Catholics examining 
their faith. One night a week I left work and walked over to 
the Paulist Center by Boston Common. We met in a small 
room that over time came to feel warm and cozy. The priest 
who ran the program was matter-of-fact but kind. One night I 
told him a bit about what we were going through, and he said he 
would pray for me. He didn't gush or make a show of his 
empathy, but I could tell he'd seen suffering, and I believed him. 
I believed he would pray for me, and I believed it would help. 

That winter I came to the conclusion that one must live as 
if possessing the wisdom of an 80-year-old. That felt different 
to me from the reckless "live each day as if it were your last." 
I reasoned that if we lived like a person with the insights of a 
lifetime, we'd be OK. Our priorities would be straight. We'd 
pick and choose our battles and worries, if there were any 
worth fighting or worrying over. I also concluded that it's 
easier to be upset than to be joyful. We don't allow joy into 
our daily lives as easily as we do pain. Is that one of God's 
challenges? Is it evolution — nature's way of keeping us alert? 
I was grateful for work; it kept me focused and moving. 

Cleaning out an old beach bag during that period, I found 
a newspaper with the front-page headline "It's a Wonderful 
Life!" and an article about the classic Jimmy Stewart movie. 
Reading it, I thought back to the night before Jackie's birth, 
when I'd lain awake listing things I felt thankful for. The date 
on the newspaper was Jackie's birthday, one year before he 
was born. I took it as a message from God. 

One gray spring day we drove to the hospital for Jackie's 
MRI. During the test I waited in a darkened room, talking to 
God. Jack said his own prayers while standing over the MRI 
machine. It was late in the afternoon when the oncologist 
called with the results. That was the day Jackie's cancer left us. 

This fall Jackie had his annual follow-up exam — no more 
MRIs now, just routine checkups. Afterward the three of us 
drove out to Castle Island, sat on the hill overlooking the 
harbor and ate hot dogs. 

Judith Silva Nee lives in Winthrop, Massachusetts, with her 
husband, Jack Nee '82; Jackie, now four; and Thomas, one. 


Making sense 


road from 


My father, Lucius T. Outlaw, Sr., a 
combination janitor, facilities manager 
and groundskeeper, spent seven days a 
week, 52 weeks a year, ensuring the 
smooth, efficient, manicured function- 
ing of Starkville, Mississippi's, large, 
prominent and segregated First Bap- 
tist Church for its white members. These white folks filled the 
place to capacity almost every Sunday, and countless others listened 
in through the broadcast of the services over WSSO, the local radio 
station. Meanwhile my mother and I joined other colored folks 
worshiping at Second Baptist Church. 

By the time I passed the age of innocence, this situation made no 
sense to me, and for all the time I was spending in Second Baptist, 
God wasn't much help. How could He explain and justify the 
indignities, inhumanity and injustice that were part and parcel of 
racial segregation? Maybe He listened to the prayers of white folks 
with His white ear, and those of colored folks with His colored ear? 
Don't get me wrong. I did believe in God. There wasn't much 
choice about that growing up in the house of Lillie Mae Brooks 
Outlaw. I was her only child. She and God had cut a deal over me 

even before I was conceived: after none of the six babies she 
had given birth to had survived, she promised God that if He 
gave her a child, she'd give the child back to Him. I was born 
and survived. So until I went off to college, Lillie Mae made 
sure that I saw the insides of enough churches around Missis- 
sippi and other states to last my soul a lifetime. I was to 
become a minister. 

Now, my schooling in Starkville had an effect quite con- 
trary to what was intended by those white folks who would 
have us colored folk educated to stay in the places to which 

they would assign us. My teachers in the colored Oktibbeha 
County Training School, as well as my scoutmasters; my 
teachers of Sunday School and Vacation Bible School; and 
the older guys who taught us boys how to play football, 
basketball and baseball, how to ride our bikes and make model 
airplanes — all these folks, combined with the nurturing and 
learning I and others were receiving in our homes, from our 
extended families and in neighborhoods in which almost any 
adult could, and would, correct you if they thought you were 
out of line (would even whip your butt and then tell your 


mama and daddy, either of whom would likely promptly whip 
your butt again, especially if you had been fool enough to sass 
that adult), all these colored folks worked their Negro magic 
in concert and with studied deliberation, guided by the steely 
wisdom of survival that had been gained over centuries of 
tempering experiences of the searing fires of oppression and 
passed on to prepare subsequent generations to move on up a 
bit higher: that is, not just to survive but to overcome and do 
well. These loving people touched many of our young lives 
and ensured that the very last thing that I and others would 
ever develop was an inferiority complex that had anything to 
do with our being Negro. 

No, indeed. Many of the folk in colored Starkville thought 
quite highly of themselves. In the words of one of my best 
friends, Jerry Jones: we weren't conceited, just convinced. 

You had only to witness my mother, Lillie Mae — an ardent 
churchgoing woman, who for a number of years worked as a 
maid for certain white folks (only those of her own choosing) 
and who was also a very accomplished seamstress who made 
dresses and suits from McCall's and other patterns, or custom- 

38 Bos I <)\ COI.l. !•(,]■ MACAZINI' 

designed and then made the clothing tor herself and other 
women — getting dressed up and "putting on the dog," whether 
in organizing and directing local, regional and national church 
programs for young folks, or when hosting and participating 
in teas and meetings of her various clubs and organizations 
with other women (with their purses matching or comple- 
menting high-heel shoes that called attention to their fine 
legs, gloves in hand, hats, some with veils, perched just so on 
freshly done hair atop the heads of girdle-shaped bodies 
poured into some of the prettiest and most fashionable 
dresses worn by colored women and even by most white 
women) — to understand clearly that this was not a woman 
with an inferiority complex about being Negro. That's sizing 
things up with the wrong end of the measuring stick. Lillie 
Mae was much closer to the other end. And she made darn 
sure I measured up along with her. Then she did her level best 
to push me further than she had been able to reach at the time. 
Afterwards, she kept working at improving herself: taking 
correspondence courses in high-school subjects while I was 
growing up; completing high school at a church institution in 
nearby West Point and receiving her diploma, as did her 
younger sister, Pearlie Ann (we still call her Cookie), during 
commencement exercises one summer when I was home from 
college; taking courses in church work during regional and 
national Baptist meetings; working for years as a counselor 
and dormitory director at Rust, Tougaloo and Mary Holmes 
colleges; initiating and participating in cooking, sewing and 
other crafts-focused organizations and activities, in addition 
to her church work, until she died of cancer six years ago. 

And my father was the consummate, confident student and 
especially gifted strategist of life under racial segregation, but 
one firmly guided by principles of honesty, decency and 
integrity. He was (is) masterful. He tutored me incessantly 
about what a number of contemporary intellectuals refer to as 
the structuring intersectings of race, class, gender, religion 
and economics in the accumulation, exercise and distribution 
of power. But in words closer to what Pop would say, he 
taught me that white folks with money and education, par- 
ticular men among them especially, had most of the power 
and exercised it in every way they could to control things to 
their benefit; colored folk had to get more of this power, 
principally through becoming educated, the means to eco- 
nomic viability and independence, in order to get where and 
what they wanted in the world. But, he instructed, colored 
folks had to learn how to deal with white folks in power, how 
to "handle them with kid gloves," he would say, in order to get 
what we wanted since there was no way for us to bypass them. 

Pop was a masterful, disciplined conservator (I used to 
think of him as just "conservative") who found ways to make 
a way for his family and did so with principled dignity. I'll 
never forget the day he and I were walking along a sidewalk 
on Main Street when we met a white man walking in the 
opposite direction who confronted him and demanded, "Get 

out of the way, boy, and let a white man pass." My daddy, 
never raising his voice, looked that white man squarely in his 
eyes and said, in a firm, determined voice that left me cold 
(truth is, I was already scared as hell about the situation), "I'm 
not a boy." Pointing to me, he continued, "And this is my son. 
You will not disrespect me in front of him. I will be re- 
spected." Without another word, that white man lowered his 
eyes, stepped aside, walked around us and went on his way. 
Daddy and I continued along our way without his saying 
another word. He needn't have. He had demonstrated in the 
most forceful way imaginable — in a white-man-to-black-man 
face-off in broad daylight, on Main Street, in Starkville, 
Mississippi — that he had fashioned for himself a strategy by 
which to live in dignity and self-respect and to require white 
men and women to recognize and respect him as he did so. I 
have not always agreed with Pop about his strategies, but the 
lessons of dignity and self-respect he provided me are among 
the most treasured and important legacies that have helped 
to shape me. No chance, then, that I would grow up with 
a poor self-concept, a sense of inferiority, because I was 
colored, a Negro. 

This was especially the case after I mulled over — mostly 
fumed over — any one of the many discussions-bordering-on- 
arguments my daddy and I had about the unfairness of it all. 
During these sessions he frequently pointed out to me the 
virtues of white folks going to church in large numbers while 
he insisted that colored folks would do well to emulate this 
behavior. Didn't make sense to me: those same praying and 
singing white folks, no matter how decent they were other- 
wise nor what their ages, from the very youngest to the oldest, 
would all call daddy himself, my mother or any colored adult 
by their first name no matter what the colored person's age, 
achievements, contributions or social position, while I was 
not allowed to call any adult by their first name and expect 
to keep on living (at best struggle to live, with a very sore butt), 
especially not one who was white. In the latter case this was 
true for colored adults, as well. Didn't make sense, since my 
mother was walking through the back door of the homes of 
prominent Christian white folks to clean the house, prepare 
meals and care for their children, in some cases all for 50 
cents an hour, while Cookie and I were home cleaning and 
often cooking for ourselves. I wasn't about to be persuaded by 
my daddy's arguments. He didn't have a chance, 'cause it 
didn H ?nake sense. 


was determined that the next phase of my life would be 
devoted to making sense of things and plotting a course for 
myself that would involve becoming increasingly indepen- 
dent of the controlling strictures of racial segregation. For 
me and a number of others in my high-school class, that 
meant heading off to college, not an unusual course of action 
for young colored folks in Starkville. In fact, one of the strong 

BOSTON COI [.)■(, I W\(. \/l\F 39 

My daddy, never raising his Voice, looked that white incentives was the presence on the east 

side of town of Mississippi State Agri- 

man squarely in his eyes and said, in a firm, cultural and Mechanical College (now 

Mississippi State University), known 

determined voice that left me cold, "Vm not a boy. " around town as i ust the College or 

State or sometimes Miss'ippi State. 

Pointing to me, he continued, "And this is Colored folks could work at State in 

low-level positions (I washed windows 

my son. You will not disrespect me in front of him. " and cleaned buildings on the campus to 

earn money during the summer before 
my first year of college) but because of 
racial segregation could not attend to 
get an education. My close friend 
Richard Holmes would be the first Ne- 
gro knowingly admitted to State — in 1965, two years after I 
entered college. 

That was another part of the whole segregation business 
that didn't make sense to me and epitomized the absurdity 
and injustice of it all: I loved to read books, but State's library 
as well as Starkville's public library were off-limits to colored 
folks for reading purposes. Mississippi State's library was 
about the tallest building in Starkville. I used to look at it in 
utter amazement and anger: that tall, pretty building, filled 
with all kinds of books that I couldn't get to and read, and 
they called that college an "institution of higher learning." 
That's about when I decided that racially prejudiced white 
folks were pretty damn stupid, no matter how tall and well 
stocked their libraries. That was a big influence on my decid- 
ing that I was not going to college in Mississippi. 

I applied to Fisk University, which had a major in philoso- 
phy and religion. And, to the shock and consternation of a 
number of colored folks (and some white folks, too, I was later 
to learn) and the joy and pride of more, my family and me 
included, I was admitted. During my sophomore year, as I 
was getting settled into my major, came a fateful night of 
intense discussion with a roommate. It involved some of the 
most penetrating, painful, scary and ultimately liberating 
explorations of my beliefs and commitments and of the agenda 
I had for my life that I had ever experienced. As a result I 
plotted a new course in my major: studying philosophy and, as 
best I could, avoiding the study of religion. I declared my 
mama's deal with God null and void, since I had not chosen 
it freely. 


can imagine the impact this decision had back 
home. Within days after telling Lillie Mae and Pop that I had 
decided not to be a minister, I received a letter, virtually still 
damp from her tears, in which she agonized over somehow 
having gone wrong in raising me in allowing me to go off to 
Fisk to be misled by atheists. My being a minister would have 
been, for her, not only a joyful fulfillment of her end of the 
deal with God, but would have been sufficient to assure her a 


front-row seat in heaven. 

I immersed myself in philosophy, determined to make 
sense of the world and to find a place of freedom and well- 
being for myself. I was pushed and carried along in my pursuit 
by the currents of the civil-rights movement. And I went 
exploring new territories. The fall semester of my junior year 
I spent as an exchange student at Dartmouth College and 
lived in a fraternity house. The following summer three other 
Fisk students and I traveled to Scandinavia as participants in a 
program promoting international peace and cooperation. 
That turned out to be the summer that Stokely Carmichael, 
then head of "Snick" (for SNCC: Student Nonviolent Coor- 
dinating Committee), had uttered the fateful call for colored 
folks to pursue "Black Power!" From thousands of miles away 
it seemed as though America had gone berserk in response. 
And for those of us who were deeply and passionately com- 
mitted to racial integration, the call from a young Negro civil- 
rights worker for political effort focused on gaining power 
organized and exercised racially, for Black Power was a most 
difficult notion for some of us to wrap our minds around, let 
alone our hearts. 

And there was another major complication: the war in 
Vietnam. This war had been the focus of intense discussions 
and political actions during my time at Dartmouth, during the 
briefings we students were given at the State Department 
before departing for Europe, during teach-ins on the ship to 
Europe and in discussions with folks in Scandinavia. You 
should know, America's involvement in the war was not then 
a major issue for me. Racial injustice was my primary concern, 
integration its solution, rational understanding the means by 
which to achieve it. Because of my passionate hatred for the 
injustice of our nation's legalized racial segregation, I was 
becoming something of a disaffected Negro American just on 
the cusp of being so radicalized as not to stand when the 
national anthem was played. Yet, there I was in Europe being 
regarded, first off, as an American, though a colored or Negro 
American, and often finding myself in the position of having 
to defend America. And just at those existentially challenging 
personal and historical moments, Stokely Carmichael threw 
into the civil-rights fray the exploding bombshell of a color- 
coded agenda and scheme of values in terms of which I would 
now have to struggle at recomposing my identity, the mean- 
ing of my life, my life's agenda. 

That tall I returned to Fisk for my senior year and was 
president of the Student Government Association when 
students who wanted to form a campus chapter of SNCC 
petitioned Student Government to become a chartered 
organization. My senior independent-study project, explor- 
ing some of the phenomenological work of Maurice Merleau- 
Ponty, came awfully close to getting the short end of the stick. 
Understanding written phenomenological accounts of con- 
sciousness is real hard when you're being pressed to change 
your own consciousness from Negro to Black. 

I was having a hard time making sense of things once again. 
But this time my studies in philosophy were not much help. 
In fact, they were a decided liability. In not one of my philoso- 
phy classes at Fisk (nor in graduate school, it would turn out) 
did I ever read a text written by a Negro, a Black person, an 
African. And since the quest for Black Power required, first, 
the transformation of Negro minds as a necessary condition 
for Black Liberation, what was I to do? I had made my stand- 
off with God and Lillie Mae with unshakable conviction. But 
this situation was even more serious: the core foundation of 
my strength of conviction, my sense of self, was now under 
radical challenge. 

By the defining terms of the challenge, I could not turn to 
the Keepers of Rationality, philosophers, for immediate help 
in making sense of things since all of those known to me were 
now suddenly seen as being white descendants of various 
peoples of Europe. Actually, at the time it didn't really occur 
to me to look to them. There were other, more relevant 
resources available. There was Leslie Collins's famous Negro 
literature course, and there was the course on Africa taught by 
the legendary Nigerian anthropologist Chike Onwachi. I took 
both that turbulent and fateful senior year. 

At Fisk's Spring Arts Festival, Leroi Jones-become-Amiri 
Baraka gave a powerful reading and speech that "took house," 
as we used to say, and left me stunned but clearly with one foot 
firmly on the other side of that all but imperceptible and fluid 
line between Negro and Black self-consciousness. After his 
presentation I approached him, shook his hand and thanked 
him, saying, "I may have entered Fisk as a Negro, but I'll leave 
a Black man." I wasn't trying to impress Baraka. No, I spoke 
with firm conviction, for I had committed myself to a new 
course in life. Having already decided that I would become a 
college teacher, a teacher of philosophy, I made an irrevocable 
decision that I would prepare myself to contribute to the Black 
Revolution that was under way through my teaching of philoso- 
phy and if at all possible do so in a black institution. I now had 
a mission and motivation for graduate school. 

For a number of reasons, that graduate school turned out 
to be Boston College. My first day on campus I thought I 
had made a terrible mistake and shown up at the wrong school. 
For all around me were a lot of clean-cut, preppy, mostly 
Catholic white boys in coats and ties moving briskly about, 
and I in my short-sleeve shirt with my camera hanging from 
my shoulder and not another black face in sight (a situation I 
was to endure in the philosophy department all my years at 
BC but happily not in the University as a whole: my second 
year at BC, my wife-to-be, Freida, entered the University as a 
graduate student in the School of Nursing). Luckily, a number 
of the graduate students were a different breed. That first day 
I hooked up with two other newcomers: bearded, longhaired 
Tom Scally and on-his-way-to-balding Ed Goff. These two 
quite soon became my best friends at BC. Ed, from Arkansas, 
had just graduated from Vanderbilt University, where he had 


been one of the founding members of Vandy's chapter of SDS 
(Students for a Democratic Society), was a fervent opponent 
of racial segregation and a participant in the civil-rights 
movement, and was head over heels in love with a real fine 
woman from Fisk whom I knew and had asked out but she 
had turned me down because she was going out with some- 
one else: Ed. 

The three of us, along with the wild, longhaired, Berea 
College graduate, social-radical-tending-toward-anarchist, 
Raymond Howard, were something of an odd crew in BC's 
fermenting philosophy department. Each of us entered the 
program motivated by pressing social concerns: racial in- 
justice, the war in Vietnam, the injustices of capitalism. 


word of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death 
reached me, I was in a philosophy seminar. Amy, a good friend 
in the class ahead of me, walked up to me and said, "Lou, 
haven't you heard? Dr. King has been killed." The only black 
person around, I had to get out of there. Without a word I 
walked out of the seminar, off the campus of Boston College, 
took the trolley away from well-to-do Chestnut Hill back 
into Boston. I walked along Columbus Avenue toward 
Roxbury, watching and listening as folks struggled to make 
sense of what had happened. Fiery, radical, uncompromising 
Malcolm X was gone; now so was the nonviolent Christian. 
For days after, I pondered hard: What was I to do that would 
make a difference? With all those people moving in the 
streets, what was the point of my sitting at my desk trying to 
make sense of Sartre's Being and Nothingness} 

I was able to stabilize myself and maintain my focus by 
renewing the commitment I had made at Fisk to prepare 
myself to contribute through teaching. I began in earnest to 
do what some of my black contemporaries called "double 
duty." That is, in addition to work assigned in courses and 
seminars, I began to turn more of my attention to the informal 
curricula of the Black Power and antiwar movements. 

One evening I attended a standing-room-only lecture at 
Boston University by Herbert Marcuse. Through him I found 
my way into the Frankfurt School of Critical Social Theory 
and an entire generation of humanistic, Marxist, democratic 
socialists throughout Eastern and Western Europe. About 
the same time I began to tap into traditions of stringent Black 
Nationalist critiques of white supremacy along with my stud- 
ies of Marx-inspired critiques of capitalism. 

My partners at BC — Tom, Ed and Raymond — were trav- 
eling similar roads. We made known our interests more 
forcefully to philosophy department faculty, who were 
increasingly open to our pressures. By our third year the 
department began to give serious thought to offering a 
program in social and political philosophy. A major compli- 
ment to our efforts was bestowed on me when Joseph Flanagan, 
SJ, then-chairman of the department, called me to his office 

during the spring of that year and informed me that although 
the department had a policy against "inbreeding" by hiring its 
own graduates, he was offering me a full-time faculty position 
to help develop a program in social and political philosophy. 
To say I was stunned is an understatement. 

I was honored and more than a little tempted. But I had 
received another call about a teaching position, this one from 
Fisk. Without hesitation, but after careful consideration, I 
expressed my deep appreciation to the folks in philosophy 
at BC for their offer, and I made ready to "go South to join 
The Struggle." 

Lucius T. Outlaw, Jr., has taught at Fisk and Morgan State universities 
and at Haverford College. This winter he returned to BC to begin a two- 
year term as the inaugural holder of the Honorable David S. Nelson 
Professional Chair. The chair was established last year in honor of former 
University Trustee and U.S. District Court Judge David Nelson '57, 
JD'60. This article is excerpted from Outlaws 1996 collection "On Race 
and Philosophy" (Routledge Press) and is reprinted with permission. 

42 BOS I ON COLLEGI \l \< . \/l\l 

Q & A 

Fertility rights 


Theologian Lisa Sowle Cahill is one of the inaugural J. Donald Monan professors. A feminist 
and a Catholic, she is the author of Sex, Gender and Christian Ethics (Cambridge University 
Press, 1996), a critical analysis of the ways Christians make ethical decisions regarding gender 
roles and reproduction. An interview with Senior Editor Charlotte Bruce Harvey. 

Let's start with your chapter on repro- 
ductive technology. You are critical of 
that industry, but on different grounds 
than the Catholic Church is. Are there 
some reproductive therapies that you 
find less offensive than others? 

I think it's much easier to justify thera- 
pies that involve the spouses' gametes — 
the sperm and the eggs of the couple 
having the child. The doctor is simply 
doing what didn't work in nature. The 
couple is not being united through a 
sexual act, which is what the Catholic 
Church would require. But in these 
circumstances lots of people, including 
many Catholic theologians, would say, 
"It is happening in marriage; these 
people would do it through a sexual act 
if they could, but that's not working and 
maybe it could be helped along a bit." 

My concerns with reproductive tech- 
nology are not that simple, though, and 
I don't think it's helpful to focus on 
right and wrong kinds of therapies. A 
colleague of mine, Paul Lauritzen of 
John Carroll University, wrote an ar- 
ticle in the Hastings Center Report about 
his own experience with infertility treat- 
ment — about the coldness and intru- 
siveness of the whole process. He found 
it dehumanizing for him and his wife 
to go through. His point wasn't that 
therefore nobody should ever do it, but 
that it's self-deceptive to say that cer- 
tain types of therapies are OK and oth- 
ers are mortal sins. He also pointed out 
that once you get into the system, the 
doctors just assume that if one level of 
therapy doesn't work, you will go on to 
the next one, and it just escalates. If 
either spouse wants to quit, he or she 
will feel guilty about depriving the other 
one of the chance to have a baby. 

Now some people are very sane about 
these treatments and say, We'll try a few 
times and if it doesn't work then we'll 
adopt or whatever. Some of the clinical 
practitioners I have talked to are also 

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Q & A 

very sensitive . I don 't want to paint every- 
body with the same broad brush. But the 
profit motive is strong. 

How did you become involved in this 

For the past several years, I've been on a 
national advisory committee that was 
originally funded by the American Col- 
lege of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 
in the American Fertility Society. It was 
started to look at issues related to the use 
of fetal tissue and is now looking at 
reproductive technology. Reproductive 
technologies are not regulated in the 
United States. They're run out of pri- 
vate clinics, and there are very few regu- 
lations specifying even the kind of 
advertising clinics have to do, what they 
have to do to claim success rates, what a 
success rate is, what it must be based on. 
All that self-reporting varies widely 
among clinics. Reproductive technol- 
ogy is also extremely profitable for the 
provider and extremely expensive for 
the consumer (in 1993, a single in vitro 
cycle cost, on average, $6,200) — and not 
very successful overall. In 1994, 18.6 
percent of in vitro patients gave birth, 
many after multiple cycles. 

It seems to me and to a lot of other 
people that these programs tend to ex- 
ploit clients' self-perceived desperation to 
become pregnant and have a baby. They 
don't encourage clients to ask whether 
reproductive technology is a good solu- 
tion or when it is time to stop or what 
other alternatives exist. In the infertility 
profession there is an incredible amount 
of hype. Doctors constantly talk about 
how they need to be able to do this or 
that procedure, how it needs to be le- 
gally facilitated, and how it needs to be 
funded by insurance money — all because 
the clients are desperate. Nobody steps 
back to ask, Why are they so desperate? 
Is infertility such a devastating situation 
that it is worth going to any length to 
achieve a pregnancy? Why not adopt? 

Where does that sense of desperation 
come from? 

I think there is a mystification and ro- 
manticization of pregnancy and child- 

bearing in this culture. Yes, pregnancy 
and childbearing are elemental human 
experiences, but a woman can have a 
fulfilled life without them. I think that 
this desperation is part of a lingering 
sexist notion that a woman's primary 
fulfillment lies in having children. 

Another factor is women feeling that 
they need to provide their husband with 
a biological child. From the husband's 
standpoint, having a child is a sign of 
virility, of adulthood. And for both men 
and women there is the sense that you 
have to have a biological child to pass on 
your name, your genes. 

How important to identity do you think 
childbearing should be? 

It's hard to quantify. There are two 
issues in my mind, and I don't know 
exactly how to separate or weigh them. 
One is that most people in most cul- 
tures marry and have children, so 
childbearing is a very common, and in 
that sense important, part of human 
identity. Every child is the child of a 
parent, and that parent-child relation is 
a central part of human experience. But 
if you look at all the relationships that 
constitute who an individual is, how 
important is the parent-child relation- 
ship? That varies a lot from individual 
to individual and culture to culture and 
relationship to relationship. I'm willing 
to say that for people who have chil- 
dren, that relationship should be very 
important to them; they should privi- 
lege it. Men as well as women. Also we 
should be very concerned with our rela- 
tionship to our parents. Honor thy 
father and mother is the fourth com- 

But there are so many other things 
that we do in life. People define their 
identity in an awful lot of ways. They 
have roles in the community; they vol- 
unteer or have hobbies that are almost 
avocations. Parenthood is one role, but 
I'm not sure how critical it is in the 
grand scheme of things. I think that 
most people's work life, their vocation, 
is a very important form of social con- 
tribution. As a feminist, I think that 
women should have some form of social 

contribution as well as their relation- 
ship to their children or their spouse. 
And this may help explain why infertile 
women feel so desperate: either their 
ability to contribute to society is blocked 
or, even if they're achieving that, it's not 
always valued by society in the same way 
that motherhood would be. 

Just to add a footnote here, it really 
bothers me when women's vocations 
and social contributions are explained 
in terms of women's need for self- 
fulfillment or women's need to cope 
with boredom or women's right, so to 
speak, to get out of the house. Men 
don't need those excuses; men are out 
there working because the world needs 
their work in order to survive and thrive. 
The issue is not that women have a right 
to get out of the house; it's that women 
have a contribution to make to the com- 
mon good. The world needs women's 
work. Yes, it's fulfilling, but it's fulfill- 
ing because we're making a contribu- 
tion in the same way that men are. 

How does this compare to psychologist 
Eric Erikson's notion of genera tivity, as a 
necessary stage of adulthood that can be 
achieved by raising children or by con- 
tributing to the work world? 

I think that generativity as a social con- 
tribution seems more appropriately 
linked to your vocation, your career, 
than to raising children. I think it's bad 
to presume that women have to experi- 
ence that contribution to the common 
good by having babies. 

I'm critical of the notion of the patri- 
archal family as controlling its own in- 
terests by controlling the next 
generation. The early Christian criti- 
cism of the family was exactly on that 
ground: that women and children were 
used to further the interest of the male 
paterfamilias. Especially in the modern 
Western nuclear family, where the 
woman is relegated to the private do- 
main and has no other outlet, her life 
becomes focused on controlling her 
children — the so-called Jewish mother, 
or the Catholic mother. And we all 
know of sons, and daughters, too, who 
carry the terrible burden of living up to 


their parents' expectations or taking over 
the family business or getting into the 
colleges and graduate schools their par- 
ents have selected. 

You have to let your children dis- 
cover their own way, discover their own 
moral identity. Whereas in your work 
life, you're working with a younger gen- 
eration of students who have chosen to 
come here, who are interested in the 
same things you are, who are free to 
leave, so you're joining in more of a 
common enterprise. I suppose that's 
where that modern value of freedom 
and consent become more important. 

How do you think men and women should 
be making their respective contributions 
to society? 

In an ideal world both men and women 
would be home with the kids a certain 
proportion of the time, and both would 
find meaningful and fulfilling ways to 
contribute outside the family, in the 
public world of economics and politics. 
I'm not saying that all men and women 
would participate exactly equally in each 
realm. I think individuals and couples 
and families should be flexible about 
who does what when and to what de- 
gree, based on individual need and pref- 
erence. It's still a somewhat open 
question whether there are any innate 
gender differences with regard to more 
nurturing behavior or more aggressive 
behavior, but I basically think men and 
women are both equipped to fulfill roles 
in the family and in the public world. It 
would be better for children and for 
parents, and we would find a much more 
gender-equal society. 

I think the same is true in the Roman 
Catholic Church. Women should be 
much more involved in the leadership of 
the Catholic Church. I think that con- 
tinuing to talk about complementarity 
— which exaggerates women's nurtur- 
ing, maternal qualities — is not further- 
ing the real social, familial and ecclesial 
equality of women. This is not to say 
that women don't have nurturing ma- 
ternal qualities or that those are bad, but 
I think accentuating those tacitly under- 
mines the otherwise quite commend- 

The issue is not that women have a 
right to get out of the house; it's that 
women have a contribution to make to 
the common good. The world needs 
women's work. 

able support that the Church evidences 
for the social equality of women. Even 
the Pope's Apostolic Exortation on the 
Family, which he published in 1 98 1 , says 
that women should have equal access to 
all public and political roles. He says 
machismo is a sin. And yet, when he 
talks about what is particular to women, 
he says their public roles shouldn't un- 
dermine their truly feminine qualities 
and personality. And then in other writ- 
ings he describes women's personality 
as nurturing and maternal. 

Although you find statements in pa- 
pal writings and in Church documents 
that affirm the equality of women, it's 
assumed that this equality can be re- 
spected within the existing social and 
ecclesial structures. It's as though the 
authors are oblivious to the radicality of 
the implications of their own affirma- 
tions of women's equality. 

It's similar to the abortion issue: the 
Church affirms that it wants to support 
women with unplanned pregnancies 
and women in difficult pregnancy situ- 
ations. Now I think that's a much better 
solution than abortion, but just helping 
a pregnant teenager in a home for un- 
wed mothers and giving her Pampers 
after the birth of the baby is not going 
to solve the problem. We need to start 
much earlier to affirm young girls' 
commitment to education, their sense 
of sexual integrity, their sense that they 
are equal decision makers in sexual 
matters, their sense that their ex- 
periences and views and decisions are 
respected. Is the Church sending that 
message loud and clear in the way it 
treats women and in the roles it outlines 
for women? It's there, but it's a muted, 
ambivalent message. 

I think there are deeper and wider sex 

issues, gender issues, economic issues, 
race and class issues, international is- 
sues of economic justice than what the 
Church is prepared to support at the 
practical level. The Church is on the 
right track, but it's not radical enough. 

In your book you propose that donor- 
sperm and donor-egg programs be forced 
to keep records, so children can find 
their genetic parents. Are you serious? 

My tacit motive was to discourage the 
donor programs. I'm not going to say 
that in absolutely every single case it's 
wrong to use donor gametes, but I look 
at the whole, huge institutionalized re- 
ality of donor-gamete programs: sperm 
donation is huge and ovum donation is 
getting there. What are we thinking? 
What makes us think that ova and 
sperm — through which we create a child 
in genetic unity, at least, with another 
individual — are just some negligible 
body product. "It's just an egg" or "It's 
just sperm," and "I just deposit it and go 
off." There's something wrong with that 
mentality; reproduction is much more 
serious, much more humanly signifi- 
cant than that. 

At a local hospital ethics-board meet- 
ing that I attended last night, someone 
expressed surprise at the fact that all 
these children of sperm donors are run- 
ning around trying to find their genetic 
fathers. I don't find that surprising at all. 
I think it's surprising that everyone finds 
it surprising. 

How did this culture get to this point? 

In North America we tend to approach 
bioethical issues in terms of freedom 
and autonomy. That comes out of our 
legal and political tradition: freedom of 


Q & A 

the individual, individual self-reliance, 
privacy, freedom from interference of 
the government, especially in so-called 
private reproductive decisions. I'm not 
saying that those values are bad. People 
do need a level of freedom with regard 
to their reproductive decisions, and I 
wouldn't want reproductive medicine 
to be controlled entirely by the govern- 
ment or prohibited out-and-out with- 
out any room for individuals to 
determine what is right for them. But 
sources as different as the Vatican and 
feminist criticism are raising an impor- 
tant question, which is whether free- 
dom is a sufficient value framework to 
handle the issues this technology raises. 

The same values — the right to choose, 
self-determination, autonomy — come 
up in discussions of abortion and physi- 
cian-assisted suicide. I think, although 
not everyone would agree with me, that 
the right to choose an abortion is really 
just a right to find a way out of a desper- 
ate set of circumstances in which there 
are no other good choices for a lot of 
other social and economic reasons. With 
physician-assisted suicide, I think the 
problem is often the lack of a caring 
environment and other alternatives for 
handling the way we die. And with re- 
productive decisions, I do think a cer- 
tain level of technology in medical 
therapy is good — we should help people 
who want to have babies. But how far 
should we go? 

I think we too often run to technol- 
ogy and expect it to fix everything, which 
of course it can't do. Often the problems 
are social, as well as medical, and would 
be better dealt with on social terms. But 
the only frameworks we have available 
are this autonomy model and the prag- 
matic notion that if something might 
work, you should do it. To me, the 
whole situation is symptomatic of the 
truncated nature of moral thinking in 
our culture, even among otherwise so- 
phisticated people. 

This goes back to my point about the 
dominant moral framework of our soci- 
ety being autonomy and liberty — this 
idea that our moral obligations exist by 
virtue of our consent. I don't think people 

really live their lives that way. In fami- 
lies, for instance, most people experi- 
ence a bond and an obligation to family 
members that preexists their ability to 
consent. They will go to great lengths to 
try to live up to those obligations, no 
matter what the difficulty. Sometimes 
people do rupture ties with their fami- 
lies, but usually that is in extreme cir- 
cumstances. It's not really true that we 
regard all of our relationships as based 
on consent. The family is a paradigm of 
other relationships. Offices work the 
same way. You didn't necessarily choose 
that those people be there, but you have 
a bond and a relationship with them. 
You have to work with them. 

If we don't base our ethical decisions on 
freedom, what do we base them on? 

Freedom of choice and self-determina- 
tion are clear, modern values that I think 
have universal importance, but I don't 
think they're the be-all and end-all of 
ethics. The postmodern philosophers 
and deconstructionists have a point, that 
we are always thinking about ethics from 
a particular place in time, a particular set 
of experiences, and we have to be con- 
scious of that and critical of our own 
assumptions and receptive to the per- 
spectives of others. I also think that 
feminist criticism, which looks at sex 
and gender from the standpoint of 
women and women's subordination in 
the past, is very important. And I want 
to retain the Christian perspective, and 
that of the Roman Catholic tradition 
within it. Christianity presents us with 
models of community that are inclusive, 
so that our moral bias is always in favor 
of those who have been marginal, who 
have been oppressed, the people whom 
no one else is taking care of or looking 
after. The specifically Roman Catholic 
piece is the natural-law tradition. It has 
the liability of sometimes making claims 
about human nature, especially women's 
nature, that are sexist; those claims came 
out of particular cultural contexts and 
need to be revised. But the Church is 
committed to objective moral thinking 
that is rooted in human experience. 
Moreover, I think that what the 

Catholic tradition says about sexuality 
is true — that three basic values are inte- 
grally related. First, that sex is a good 
human experience and not everyone 
should be celibate. Second, that sex 
should occur in a committed relation- 
ship. The recent Catholic tradition says 
love, but looking at the reality of sex, 
marriage and family worldwide, I think 
commitment is probably a better term. 
In many cultures marriages are arranged, 
but the couple is still supposed to have 
a commitment and there is an expecta- 
tion that love can grow in the course of 
the relationship. I don't want to impose 
a Western model of marriage, but I do 
think love is an important value in sexual 
relationships. The third value is parent- 
hood. I am not saying that a sexual 
commitment and relationship can't be 
fulfilled if you have no children, but 
rather that if you're having children, 
you should be doing it in the context of 
a committed sexual relationship. 

Now what is the right way to respect 
these values? What exceptions need to 
be made? How flexible should we be? 
Certainly they're not absolute — why else 
would people raise adopted children? I 
have three adopted children, as well as 
two biological children. Use of birth 
control is another example. Ideally we 
wouldn't have to worry about separat- 
ing the procreative outcome from the 
sexual act that expresses a commitment, 
but maybe it's important to space births, 
to plan children, to limit the number of 
children you have, because you can't 
support more than a certain number. 
Divorce and remarriage is another ex- 
ample of an exception that I think is 
obviously justified. The Catholic 
Church's point there is that sexual com- 
mitment and responsibility for children 
are not to be taken lightly. It's a very 
serious matter. And yet, is it absolute? 

I don't think that our valid need to 
make some exceptions about these val- 
ues means we have to give up our dedi- 
cation to the ideal. The Catholic 
Church — and moral thinkers in gen- 
eral — are looking for guidelines, for 
good ways to articulate what the ideal 
means in practice. ♦ 

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Foundation grants provide undergraduate science tools 

Recent grants from the 
Davis Educational Founda- 
tion of East Bridgewater, Massa- 
chusetts, and the W. M. Keck 
Foundation of Los Angeles will 
help BC's biology and psychol- 
ogy departments increase oppor- 
tunities for undergraduates to 
learn advanced scientific research 
methods. The goal is to provide 
students with "firsthand experi- 
ence in doing graduate-level 
research," said Associate Profes- 
sor of Biology William Petri, 
chairperson of that department. 

Biology undergraduates will 
benefit from a $400,000 W. M. 
Keck Foundation grant for reno- 
vations of Higgins Hall. The pro- 
posed renovations include an 
advanced undergraduate research 
laboratory in molecular neuro- 
biology. The lab will provide 
dedicated bench space to 12 ad- 
vanced undergraduate biology 
majors under the supervision of a 
professor and a graduate student. 

The new laboratory is de- 
signed to function similarly to 
the existing molecular biology- 
biochemistry laboratory in 
Higgins, where selected juniors 
and seniors assist faculty with 
basic research. For example, ex- 
plained Petri, a faculty member 
might be working on a project 
that requires the analysis of hun- 
dreds of strains of fungi. In the 
new lab, undergraduates could 
be taught how to do the analysis 
and each student given a strain 
to work on. "Progress in science 
depends not on memorization 
of what has been learned in the 
past, but on discovery," said Petri. 
"The best science education 
immerses students in research 

and analysis." 

With a recent $2 3 5,000 grant 
from the Davis Educational Foun- 
dation, the Department of Psy- 
chology is developing a new 
introductory course in statistics 
and research methodology. The 
new course will be available to 
hundreds of students via their own 
personal computers. 

Assistant Professor Kavitha 
Srinivas noted that the depart- 
ment has a computer lab with 12 
dedicated computers and had be- 
gun applying that technology to 
undergraduate teaching. But with 

the 12 workstations couldn't meet 
the needs of the 200 students 
taking the statistics course each 
year. The Davis grant will enable 
the department to overcome 
those limits by using Agora, Bos- 
ton College's campus-wide com- 
puter network, to deliver 
undergraduate instruction di- 
rectly to students' dorm rooms 
and campus computing centers. 
When the course is introduced 
next year, it will be the depart- 
ment's first survey course in re- 
search methodology. "In the past, 
students first took a statistics 

course and then a research 
practicum," said Associate Pro- 
fessor Jeanne Sholl, the depart- 
ment chairperson. "But students 
found it hard to absorb the ab- 
stract concepts in the statistics 
course and had difficulty re- 
membering and applying them 
in the practicum." 

Because the new course, in 
effect, combines two previously 
separate courses, it also will allow 
Boston College to reduce teach- 
ing time for faculty and graduate 
teaching fellows, saving at least 
$80,000 per semester. 

BYTH E BAY — University President William P. Leahy, SJ, met with BC parents, alumni and friends in California last month, 
attending events such as this President's Circle luncheon in San Francisco, hosted by David McAuliffe '71, second from 
left. The gathering included, from left: Maureen Richards P'97, McAuliffe, Ben Richards P'97, Peter Bell '86, Fr. Leahy, 
Jim Buckley '64, Guy Muzio '75, Jane Buckley, Vice President for University Relations Mary Lou DeLong, John Parsons 
'74, and Alumni Association Executive Director John Wissler '57. 




John S. Chalsty, chairman and 
CEO of the investment firm 
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, 
Inc., will be awarded the 
President's Medal of Excellence 
at the 10th annual Wall Street 
Tribute Dinner in New York City 
on April 17. Chalsty serves on a 
variety of charitable and civic 
boards in New York, including the 
Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation, 
The St. Barnabas Medical Center, 
the American Ballet Theatre, the 
Metropolitan Museum of Art and 
the Lincoln Center Theater. He 
had served Donaldson, Lufkin & 
Jenrette as president and CEO 
since 1986 and is a past director 
of the New York Stock Exchange. 
The Tribute Dinner, which 
annually raises about $800,000 
for BC's Presidential Scholars 
program, will be held in the 
Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf 
Astoria Hotel. For further infor- 
mation, please call BC's New 
York office at (212) 572-4817. 


The following named endowed 
funds were recently established at 
Boston College. New funds may 
be established and contributions 
to existing funds made through 
the Office of Development, 
More Hall. 


The Donald P. Ahearn, Esquire '51 
Scholarship Fund 

The Gladys Brooks Presidential 
Scholars Scholarship Fund 

The Leonard C. Collins, Sr., 
Esquire '44 Endowed Scholarship 

The Annette T. Glynn 
Scholarship Fund 

The Stephen P. Glynn 
Scholarship Fund 

The Merrill Lynch & Co. Foun- 
dation, Inc., Scholarship Fund 

The Michael L. and Bronislawa 
Macewicz Endowed 
Scholarship Fund 

The Reverend Paul F. McCarrick 
'52 Memorial Scholarship Fund 


New membership programs expand BC's high-profile donor group 

The University has an- 
nounced new benefits for 
President's Circle members to 
ensure that the major donor 
group remains closely connected 
to Boston College. Current ben- 
efits include: 

♦ A series of breakfasts with 
University President William P. 
Leahy, SJ. In addition to the an- 
nual Leadership Breakfast, Fr. 
Leahy will host breakfasts to dis- 
cuss his plans for Boston College 
with President's Circle members 
in Boston, New York City and 
other key locations. 

♦ The annual President's Circle 
Executive Committee meeting, 
with a briefing by Fr. Leahy on 
the state of the University. 

♦ A Commencement-eve dinner 
for President's Circle members 
and honorary-degree recipients. 

♦ An 800 phone line to the 
President's Circle ombudsman, 
ensuring that members have ac- 
cess to current information about 
BC and are able to communicate 
their comments, questions and 

Amongthose attending last year's President's Circledinner were, from the left, 
Trustee Sylvia Q. Simmons M.Ed. '62, Ph.D. '90; her guest, Dadizi Baker 
Cummings; and daughter, Alison Simmons; as well as Trustee Associate Yen- 
Tsai Feng, the retired Roy E. Larsen Librarian of the Harvard College Library. 

concerns to the University. 

♦ An on-line weekly BC-news 
bulletin and updates from the 
President's Circle chairman re- 
garding current campus news. 

♦ Subscriptions to the develop- 
ment newsletter Advance, the fac- 
ulty-staff newspaper the Boston 

College Chronicle, the Boston Col- 
lege Annual Report and FYI, a list- 
ing of campus events. 
♦ Special parking for all athletic 

President's Circle member- 
ship is open to BC donors who 
annually give $5,000 or more. 


BC parent donates a major gift to Middle Campus project 

Boston College has received a 
$1 -million gift from the 
Behrakis Foundation, which will 
assist in the construction of a new 
student center, part of the pro- 
posed Middle Campus project. 
Vice President for University 
Relations Mary Lou DeLong an- 
nounced that George D. Behrakis, 
a trustee of the foundation and 
president and chief executive of- 
ficer of Muro Pharmaceutical, 
Inc., was responsible for the gift. 
Behrakis and his wife, Margo, are 
the parents of Drake Behrakis '86. 
The Middle Campus project 

was presented to the Newton 
Board of Aldermen, which voted 
in October to deny a special per- 
mit for its construction. The 
University has filed an appeal in 
state Land Court (see "Court- 
bound," page 5). 

"We are extremely grateful 
to George Behrakis," Fr. Leahy 
said, "for this generous gift to the 
University. It is a most welcome 
contribution to the Middle Cam- 
pus project, which will enrich the 
co-curricular and extracurricu- 
lar lives of our students." 

DeLong added, "At these 

times when universities must be 
extra vigilant with their limited 
resources, gifts like this one are 
most appreciated." 

Behrakis has been a past sup- 
porter of Boston College, nota- 
bly through a substantial gift for 
the Merkert Chemistry Center. 

The Middle Campus project 
calls for the construction of three 
buildings — a new McElroy Com- 
mons, the student center and an 
academic building — all in the 
Gothic style of the original cam- 
pus buildings. ♦ 



Call waiting 


Some students take up volleyball or 
sing madrigals to complement their 
schoolwork. For the past several years, 
as a volunteer for the Samaritans, Rebecca 
Weaver has been talking to suicidal strangers. 
"I knew I wanted to be a psychologist, and I 
wanted to see if I could handle people's prob- 
lems — to see if I'm any good at it," she says. 

A nondenominational, not-for-profit vol- 
unteer organization intent on reducing the 
incidence of suicide nationally, the Samaritans 
staff suicide-prevention hot lines 24 hours a 
day, 365 days a year. The organization's two- 
room Kenmore Square office — upstairs from 
a pancake house — gets more than 70,000 
calls a year, making it the busiest Samaritans 
office in New England. 

Answering those calls is serious, wrenching 
work. Volunteers must first assess the caller's 
suicide risk, explains Weaver, who covers a 
four-hour shift each week, plus one overnight 
stint per month. "Early on, we ask, 'Are you 
feeling suicidal tonight?' Then, 'Do you have 
the means to kill yourself?' Then, 'Do you 
have the means with you?'" An estimated 70 
percent of callers are not ready to take their 
lives, Weaver says; rather, they are presuicidal, 
adrift in feelings of loneliness, anxiety and 
depression. The remainder are teetering on 
the brink. 

For Weaver, a psychology and theology 
major who also volunteers each week at a 
Boston soup kitchen, the Samaritans work has 
been instructive. The huge number of men- 
tally ill callers and their grim accounts of suf- 
fering within the social-welfare system have 
deflected her from her initial career path. She 
now intends to enter pastoral ministry, she says, 
to "add to the spiritual side" of people's lives. 

All calls are anonymous, making the success 
of the Samaritans' "unconditional" listening 
hard to measure. A caller may mumble thanks 
before hanging up, or the volunteer may detect 
a faint, incremental shift toward hope in a 
caller's voice. But, says Weaver softly and 
sadly, "you never really know." 

Bruce Morgan 


Music Department Chairperson Frank Kennedy with (left to right) Shelagh Abate, Peter Abraham Bozick, Mary Hubbell and 
Brian McPartlin, music majors in this year's senior class. (Photograph by Gary Gilbert.) 

Boston College was there for you. 

Be there for Boston College. 

Support the BC Fund. We can't do it without you. 


When T. Frank Kennedy, SJ, arrived to teach in 1989 
Boston College offered no music major, and concerts 
were few. University approval for the major came in 
1990. These days the campus resounds with 30 or 40 
concerts annually — from intimate solo offerings to large 
symphonic and choral performances — and more than 
200 students are enrolled in music courses. 

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