Start @ Shea
The student executive team of the Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship inspires and engages students to make their ideas happen.
Companies launched by Boston College students or alumni in the past decade have garnered more than $100 million in venture backing.
Each year, the Office of Student Involvement presents awards to outstanding members of the Boston College community. Student awards recognize the individual's contribution to their co-curricular life at the University, their growth in leadership roles, and their creative involvement in campus life.
"I never imaged something like this would ever happen to me, but when it did the outpouring of love made me see it in such a special way."
Each year a student is honored who faced a physical or other significant challenge in his or her life while continuing to excel in academic and co-curricular activities. Stephanie lost her father to cancer, but continued to lead Kairos, participate in the Appalachia Volunteers program, and has been involved with many programs through the nursing school.
"These students are the future leaders. These students will be creating policies. They are going to be the change. And so they have to start now. Magis moves them to be better human beings."
Each year a student group that made an outstanding contribution to Boston College in areas such as education, social justice, service, and safety receives this award.
"When I look back I' ve always had mentors, people who guided me, so I always knew I wanted to do the same thing and pave the path for people who come behind me."
Each year, the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center honors a student who made extraordinary contributions to further the ideals of the AHANA (African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American) acronym, and who provided leadership to help the Boston College community actualize the AHANA concept.
"I get to be part of educating the whole person, and that has always been my mission in life: how to help students become better versions of themselves and bring more light to the world, in whatever way is best for them."
Each year a faculty member is honored who expanded the horizons, skills, and value systems of Boston College students by providing support and guidance outside of the classroom.
"I have found my niche. There is something really special about being able to take people from BC, the BC culture, and place it in an isolated space where the only thing to do is reflect, have conversations and hear peoples' stories."
Each year a student is honored who exemplifies the imperative to "Seek God in All Things," and demonstrates love for God by serving his or her neighbor and inspiring others within the co-curricular environment to do the same.
"Having a place to talk about the intersection of being gay and being a Catholic, being biracial - formation spaces have played a role in giving me a space where I could be honest with myself."
Each year the Office of the Dean of Students honors a student who demonstrates a commitment and contribution to community and civic engagement through excellence in his or her leadership and service to the Boston College community and beyond.
“We look at VR as the ultimate empathy machine, in that we don’t simply want to excite the readers – the viewers – but to move them to engage them with the emotions and events in the book.”