Commencement #141

Commencement, 2010

Some 4,000 BC students will receive degrees Monday at the University’s 141st commencement exercises. (San Diego Eagles can watch the ceremonies beginning at 7 am PT at

Commencement speaker will be US Senator Bob Casey (D-Penn.), who will also receive an honorary degree. Other honorary degree recipients will be longtime Boston area community activist Amy Guen MSW’52; Tiffany Gueye ’00, PhD’07, CEO of non-profit organization BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life); film and television star Chris O’Donnell ’92; and Leo B. Shea, MM ’60, missioner for Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers.

Full information about commencement

R.I.P. – J. Donald Monan, SJ

Fr Monan, Commencement 1996, his final year as President.

J. Donald Monan, SJ, 24th president of Boston College, died Saturday at the age of 92. He served longer than any other BC president, from 1972 until 1996. Following his presidency, he served in the new office of University Chancellor until his death.

The University has an extensive memorial section online. BC Alumni San Diego welcomes comments about and recollections of Fr. Monan.

Snow day!

San Diego Eagles will enjoy viewing . . . from afar and in more pleasant conditions . . . the antics of BC students Thursday as they enjoyed a day free from classes.

There was once a time when BC did not cancel classes because of a little snow. Harumph, says the old Eagle. It was also a time when the University had a single computer. :)