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Welcome from the Woods College Alumni Association!

I want to welcome all graduates of the Woods College of Advancing studies! By becoming an active member you are giving back the Boston College community that gave so much to you. Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month and present an opportunity to interact with other graduates both on a social and professional level. Don't miss this monthly opportunity to make long-lasting connections.
Being a member involves little time from your busy schedule and our only support is from your annual dues of $25.00, which cover our operational costs. These costs reflect activities and events for our alumni base and help us periodically add new events. We would love to expand our board members with new members so that we can have a successful future. Suggested activities include cooking class, Boston theater show, Champagne brunch, Charles River boat cruise, or a Red Sox game. So I encourage you to make an impact today by getting involved with the WCAS Alumni Association!
If you have not paid your WCAS Dues, you may do so, by clicking here. Dues are valid for the academic year, which is June 1, 2012–May 31, 2013.

Monthly Meetings

The WCAS Alumni Association meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. from September to May at the Cadigan Alumni Center located at 2121 Commonwealth Avenue on the Brighton Campus. All alumni are invited to join us at these meetings. We are looking for alumni who would like to become active members of the board so we can plan more events during the year. Please contact Eva Maynard at the Cadigam Alumni Center at 617-552-4757 or e-mail bcwcas@mail.com  for more information or to confirm your meeting attendance.

2013 Upcoming Meetings and Events
May 8, 2013 (Annual Wine Tasting and McMullen Museum Tour)
May 9, 2013

Rev. James Burns Named Interim Dean of
BC's Woods College of Advancing Studies

Cereal for Kids Campaign

Through your generous donations to the Cereal for Kids Campaign, we are able to serve food pantries in Needham, Millis, Wellesley and Newton, Massachusetts, as well as kitchens in Bath and Brunswick, Maine. These pantries and kitchens and the communities they serve are very grateful for our generosity. Donation checks can be sent to WCAS Alumni Association, Cadigan Alumni Center, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. We will have the cereal available for distribution on Saturday, April 27. If you are interested in delivering cereal to your local food pantry, please email us at bcwcas@mail.com.

History-It's all in a name!

In-town School-Evening College-Woods College of Advancing Studies
In 1929-30, for the first time, sixty coed students registered  at 11 Beacon Street at the downtown center, a joint undertaking of the BC law and graduate schools. At the same time, the extension school began to be held at the original BC site on James Street under the direction of the graduate school and offered a complete four-year college program, culminating in a Bachelor of Arts degree.

The downtown center became a college in 1933-34 and in September 1935 moved to 126 Newbury Street where it merged with the extension school to become known as Boston College In-town. Soon, the College used the entire sixth floor and in 1945 introduced a BS degree in business administration.  The In-town School continued to grow in size, and in 1959 it moved from Newbury Street to the Newton Campus as one of the University’s undergraduate colleges of arts, sciences, and business administration. It later became known as the Evening College.

The present name of James A. Woods, S.J., College of Advancing Studies was given in 2002 in Honor of its dean, Father James Woods, S.J.

Past Presidents of the Evening College & Woods College of Advancing Studies Alumni Association

 Raymond Thompson


 Dennis Moran


 John Carney


 Adalor Quinter


 Thomas Cosgrove


 Jeanne Salvucci


 Donald Collins


 Mary Beth Celorier


 David Hasenfus


 James Nagle


 William Kinahan


 Peter Dibattista


 Jane Crimlisk


 Robert Abbene


 Owen Kilcommins


 Christine O'Rourke


 John Boyle


 Brian King


 Russell Gannon


 Judith Lyons


 Barbara Lyons


 Irene Brannelly