|Paul G. Delaney '66, Chair of the BC Veterans' Alumni Network, thanks Gen. John J. Sheehan '62, USMC (Ret.) for his keynote address at the Second Annual Veterans' Reunion Reception on June, 2, 2012.
The Boston College Veterans Alumni Network (BCVAN) was established in 2011 to honor the University’s servicemen and women and to strengthen the bonds among alumni, veterans, and the greater BC community.
BCVAN is dedicated to:
- Promoting, highlighting, and sponsoring University news and events for veterans and their families and friends, including the annual Veterans Remembrance Mass and Ceremony and the annual Reunion Weekend Veterans Reception
- Serving as a resource to all Boston College ROTC programs, including BC students who are currently participating and alumni who previously enrolled in the USMC PLC, NROTC, and AFROTC programs at Boston University
- Providing mentoring and networking opportunities to current students and alumni who are transitioning from military to civilian life
- Supporting members of the BC community who are currently deployed or serving on active duty, especially those stationed overseas
All Boston College servicemen and women are automatically enrolled as members of BCVAN and will receive University communications concerning the latest news and upcoming events for veterans, their families, and friends.
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|Do you have information about BC alumni who are currently serving or have served in the armed forces? If you would like to ensure that BC recognizes your veteran status or that of a fellow classmate or friend, email BCVETS@bc.edu and include your name, class year, branch of service, and email address.
Current and Upcoming Events
"Hiring Our Heroes" Job Fair
The Boston Red Sox are proud to host a Hiring our Heroes Opportunity Fair for all military job seekers from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
This hiring event is conducted with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Massachusetts Committee, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR); JobNet Career Boston; and The Massachusetts Department of Labor and Workforce Development. This exclusive hiring fair is open ONLY to active duty military, veterans, members of the National Guard and reserve components, and military spouses. THERE IS NO COST TO ATTEND.
JOB-SEEKERS WHO PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE ISSUED A COMPLIMENTARY GAME TICKET for the evening match-up between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians. If attendance exceeds expectations, we cannot guarantee ticket availability, so register early!
May 23, 2013
10 am to 2 pm
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
For more information, or to register, click here.
Unforgettable: Letters from Korea
On April 27, 2013, All BCVAN Members were invited to return to campus to attend a
free performance of "Unforgettable: Letters from Korea" based on letters
exchanged between 2nd. Lt. Dwight S. Thompson, and his sweetheart (and
later wife), Cleora Barnes in 1953, during the Korean War. Thompson was
an infantry platoon commander serving in the Heartbreak Hill area in
the last months of the war. Three actors and two musicians performed
the letters and songs from the 1950's accompanied by photos from the
war and the era. The play was written and developed by BC Professor,
Susan Thompson and was performed in the Bonn Studio Theater of Robsham as a part of the BC Arts Festival.
Cookout for Wounded Warriors
On April 24, 2013, Boston
College alumni, in cooperation with the Yellow Ribbon Fund, hosted a
cook-out for wounded service members, 'Wounded Warriors,' and their
families at the Walter Reed National Medical Center's Wounded Warrior
Cafe. These wounded warriors
at the medical center are undergoing all forms of reconstructive and
rehabilitative therapy for injuries suffered in conflict. The cook-out was our small way of conveying appreciation for their service and
Wreaths Across America
Sunday, December 15, 2012
Charles and Mary-Anne Benedict '67 placed a wreath on the grave site of John Coll '66 at Arlington National Cemetery, as a part of the Wreaths Across America program.
12th Annual Veterans Day Remembrance Mass and Ceremony
Alumni recently gathered for the 12th Annual Veterans Day Remembrance
Mass and Ceremony. The event was open to all Alumni, Veterans, and members of the BC
Lieutenant Colonel George J. Harrington '80, MA ARNG Commander, 79th Troop Command (Homeland Security). To read a transcript of LTC George J. Harrington's speech, click here.
9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Ignatius Church
11:00 a.m. Remembrance Roll Call Ceremony at Veterans Memorial (tent on Burns Library Lawn)
Veterans’ Career Networking Event
October 16, 2012
Cadigan Alumni Center
by the Boston College Veterans’ Alumni Network, the Boston College
Alumni Association and the Boston College Career Center.
The event included a discussion panel of leading industry
talent acquisition executives and a presentation with tips to present military
experience in language that resonates with hiring managers.
Photos from the 2nd Annual Veterans Reception During Reunion Weekend 2012
Photos from the 1st Annual Veterans Reception During Reunion Weekend 2011
Click here to view the full gallery of event photos View selected pictures from the 11th Annual Veterans Remembrance Mass and Ceremony on November 11, 2011
Keynote Address by Gen. John J. Sheehan '62, USMC (Ret.)
Fallen Eagle, Lucien
Tessier ’65, Inducted into the BC Varsity Club Hall of Fame
Lt. Col. Daniel Arkins '81 recently received a Bronze Star Medal for his service as a brigade intelligence officer in Kabul, Afghanistan. After 26 years in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, Arkins is now in the U.S. Army Reserve and a member of the Advising Committee of the BC Veteran's Alumni Network (BCVAN). The College of Arts and Sciences alumnus recently discussed the honor with his hometown newspaper.
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A Boston College Minute: The Boston College ROTC company holds an open physical-training session
Emotional Send-off at Conte Forum for Massachusetts Guard Unit
Boston College Farewell to the 182nd
Serving Afghan Children—Capt. Michael Petit '05
Operation Outreach Afghanistan Newsletter
Army ROTC homepage
Boston College Veterans Memorial
The Boston College Veterans Memorial honors alumni who died in service to their country. The BC Veterans Memorial Website contains a database of alumni veterans who died in conflict as well as other information about the Memorial and resources for veterans and their families. To view the BC Veterans Memorial Website, click here.