Homecoming Friday at The Heights
Oct. 4, 2013
For the first time in decades, Boston College is bringing back Homecoming Weekend.
Beginning with the scholarship luncheon on the floor of Conte Forum and including the 1988 team reunion, the Varsity Club Hall of Fame induction and a pep rally on Shea Field, Boston College athletics is hosting a number of events on Friday, Oct. 4 in the spirit of homecoming at the Heights that precede Saturday's football game between the Eagles and Army Black Knights at Alumni Stadium at 1 p.m.
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For a complete list of all homecoming events visit: www.bc.edu/homecoming
Varsity Club Hall of Fame Induction
Eight of the finest athletes in Boston College history comprise the Class of 2013 and were inducted into the Varsity Club Hall of Fame on Friday evening at Conte Forum. The athletes inducted were: Mike Cloud ‘98 (football), Stalin Colinet ‘96 (football), Dick Cremin ‘65 (football), Jessalyn Deveny ‘05 (basketball), Ken Hodge ‘88 (ice hockey), Anne T. Kavanagh ‘81 (soccer), Chris Lambert ‘05 (baseball) and George Lermond ‘25 (track & field, cross country). The group will be recognized at halftime of Saturday’s football game against Army.
1988 Emerald Isle Classic Reunion -- Gasson 100
More than 40 members of the Boston College football Eagles that traveled to Dublin to square off against Army, celebrated the 25-year anniversary of the 1988 Emerald Isle Classic at Boston College in Gasson Hall, Room 100, on Friday night. Among the many notables in attendance were former BC president Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J., former BC head coach Jack Bicknell and team co-captain Mark Murphy. The game, which was won by Boston College 38-24, was played at Lansdowne Road that served as the introduction of American football to Europe.
Athletic Scholarship Luncheon
The 11th annual Athletics Scholarship Luncheon at Conte Forum initiated a full slate of events Boston College's Homecoming Weekend on Friday afternoon. The gala not only celebrated BC's student-athletes, but also honored its gracious donors that help establish or augment scholarships and financial aid for the Eagles.
Boston College Director of Athletics delivered an opening welcome before lunch was served. Following lunch, a panel of four current student-athletes, including senior linebacker Steele Divitto (football), senior defenseman Meagan Mangene (women's ice hockey), junior forward Ryan Anderson (men's basketball) and junior midfielder Mikaela Rix(lacrosse) spoke to the crowd about what being a Boston College student-athlete means and how thankful they are for their opportunity to represent BC. "I'm so appreciative of my opportunity and I thank all of you for the privilege of playing at Boston College," Anderson said.
With the entire Conte Forum arena floor full, this event has grown into an event both student-athletes and their supporters look forward to every year. When this event started in 2003, it included approximately 90 people. This year's luncheon consisted of nearly 400 donors, student-athletes and coaches.
A full athletics scholarship at Boston College costs $59,882. The Flynn Fund will distribute the equivalent of 272 scholarships this season, totaling a cost of $16,287,904.
Boston College has nearly 300 endowed funds to support financial aid for student-athletes. Among the most prestigious endowments are full position scholarships and cornerstone funds. The funds endow a specific position of the donor's choosing in perpetuity. These include:
- The Richard F. Powers, Jr. '40 Quarterback Scholarship Fund