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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Alumni Newsmakers: February 9, 2006

Rev. Henry Doherty '51 is profiled by TownOnline as St. Mary's of the Sacred Heart Church in Hanover, MA gets ready to celebrate his 50 years of service.

Freddie Mac has named Robert Bostrom (JD '80) EVP and General Counsel. Bostrom joins Freddie Mac from the Winston & Strawn LLP, where he had been managing partner of the New York office.

Deborah A. Golden '76 has been elected by the Board of Directors of GATX Corporation to serve as Vice President and General Counsel.

Kathryn Chadbourne '91, a lecturer in Irish language and medieval poetry at Harvard, sings traditional Irish sea songs and tells old Celtic stories. (via BC Headliners)

The research of Dennis Culhane (Ph.D.'90) is again recognized, this time by The New Yorker. Previous coverage from the BC Blog.

Dr. Jim Bulger's (BS '63)
accomplished 43-year career in education in Greenwich, CT is profiled by The Greenwich Citizen.

Gerald T. Zerkin (JD '76), a senior assistant federal public defender and a death penalty expert from Richmond, VA who has represented death row prisoners in Virginia since 1980, is defending Zacarias Moussaoui at his sentencing trial.

Sirna Therapeutics, Inc. has announced the appointment of Gregory Weaver (MBA '92) as the Company's Senior Vice President and CFO.

And, finally... although she is not an alum quite yet, Noble and Greenough School (Dedham, MA) senior Ayla Brown '10, who has a four-year basketball scholarship awaiting her at BC this fall, has been "sent on to Hollywood" in FOX's American Idol program. View her audition here.
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