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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Alumni Newsmakers: January 19, 2006

Entrepreneur Joseph Donahue '78 recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of his multimillion-dollar staffing company Microtech, reports the MetroWest Daily. With three Massachusetts offices and locations in New Hampshire and Florida, Microtech generates $35 million a year and is the second-largest privately owned temporary employment agency in New England.

Judge Edward Cashman '65 was recently profiled by the Associated Press after he drew harsh criticism on a national scale for handing down a "soft" sentence to a child molester, which is ironic considering Judge Cashman's long-standing reputation for tough sentencing. Previous news coverage here.

NexMed Inc. has appointed Richard J. Berman (JD ’69) as Chief Executive Officer. Presently, Mr. Berman serves on the Board of Directors of Dyadic International, Inc., International Microcomputer Software, Inc., Internet Commerce Corporation, MediaBay, Inc., GVI Security Solutions Inc., National Investment Managers, Nayna Networks, Inc. and Advaxis, Inc.

David Noonan ‘69, longtime educator at Keefe Tech (Framingham, MA), is featured at TownOnline.com.

Athletics Alumni

Harold Connolly, Boston College football legend, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2006. Connolly was a fullback for BC under coach Frank Leahy and is perhaps “best remembered for scoring the first touchdown of BC's famous 1941 Sugar Bowl victory over Tennessee, which brought a national championship to Chestnut Hill.” As the Boston Globe reports, Connolly was also a World War II veteran, a high school and college football coach, and a pioneering college administrator who championed women's equality in sports.

Former Eagle hockey star and team captain Jeff Giuliano is finding success in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings, reports the Concord Monitor (NH). Giuliano has played 23 games for the Kings since his Nov. 5 NHL debut. Head coach Andy Murray said of Giuliano, “[We] are just amazed at his work ethic and determination, and we just hope that it rubs off on a few of our other players."

The Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL signed defenseman John Adams to a standard player's contract. Adams, a 23-year-old rookie from Wayzata, MN, played four seasons at BC from 2001 - 2005.

The Portland Pirates forward Ryan Shannon has been selected to play in this year's 2006 Reebok Hockey AHL All-Star Classic. Shannon's 33 points (10 goals, 23 assists) rank third on the team and fifth among AHL rookies.

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Comments on "Alumni Newsmakers: January 19, 2006"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1/19/2006 02:10:00 PM) : 

BC Eagle- You do an outstanding job of scoping out the net for BC news ... so I find it conspicuous that you haven't mentioned yesterday's article in the New York Times. It left me fuming. I'd be interested to hear what others have to say about it: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/18/education/18transfer.html


Blogger BC Eagle said ... (1/19/2006 04:32:00 PM) : 

I did see the article, but I did not think that it was particularly newsworthy. It only gave the perspective of one former student which for all I know from his point of view is 100% valid. I think it's more likely that Mr. Gunderson either could not afford BC or had a hard time making friends, and he just wanted to rationalize his circumstances by saying his education wasn't personalized.

FWIW, I had queued a quote afrom the article for a "Boston College in Quotes" post. I thought the bit about BC students being pampered and calling home for $$ to be funny, and honestly a not-too-far-off description of the average BC student -- though it must be said that those traits that aren't unique to BC but to the majority of people of the (admittedly, my) generation who are presently attending schools like Boston College.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1/24/2006 04:03:00 PM) : 

Simple. Sounds like "Ridley" couldn't hack it in Boston, and had to rationalize his homesickness. Leave it to the Times for a fair portrayal.


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