On May 11, 2023, at the Boston College University Conference Center, Chris and Joe Popolo ’89, P’20, ’23, ’25, celebrated the naming of the Popolo Family Executive Directorship, a position in the Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship that the family has endowed.
Mary Walsh, the Daniel E. Kearns Professor in Urban Education and Innovative Leadership at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development, received the Saint Robert Bellarmine, S.J., Award, which recognizes a distinguished faculty member whose contributions have significantly advanced the mission of Boston College.
2018 Nobel laureate will also lead new Center for the Economics of Ideas in the Carroll School of Management.
Connell School of Nursing’s Christopher Lee, a cardiovascular nurse scientist, is named to the endowed chair
Boston College Athletics has received a $1.25 million gift from James “Jim” Maher ’71 to endow a full-time head coaching position for the BC skiing program. The James R. Maher Head Ski Coach Endowment will help propel a program that has made great strides in recent years.
On January 15, Odette Lienau, global political economist, legal scholar, and humanist will become the first woman to lead BC Law as the inaugural Marianne D. Short, Esq., Dean.
A gift intention will establish the Clifford and Kitz Chair in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, in honor of STM Professor Emeritus Richard J. Clifford, S.J.
Boston College placed fourth in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of private colleges and universities with the best six-year graduation rates for Pell Grant students.
BC Athletics has received a $3.5 million gift from Thomas “Tom” Rattigan ’60 and Jane Rattigan for the Jane Rattigan Head Women’s Hockey Coach position.
Peter Lynch, vice chairman of Fidelity Management and Research Company and trustee associate at Boston College, has gifted 27 paintings and three drawings—worth in excess of $20 million—from his and his late wife Carolyn’s private art collection to Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art.