makes gift to Academic Development Center
A $250,000 gift
made by Jay Yost '70, JD'75 and Dee Yost will support the efforts
of the Academic Development Center at Boston College. The center,
which provides free tutoring, support services to students with
learning disabilities including Attention Deficit Disorder, and
instructional support for graduate students and faculty, serves
thousands of students and faculty each year.
"Every good academic institution needs to have an organization which
recognizes that people learn in different ways and at different
paces. Learning is very specific to the individual," said Yost,
who is a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers and leads the firm's
global TICE (Tax, InfoComm and Entertainment) practice.
"The Academic Development Center allows good students to achieve
academic success by helping them identify and use methods of learning
that suit their needs. Many of tomorrow's leaders are going to have
passed through its doors."
Yost, the father of a BC graduate, Quinby '99, and a BC student,
Jake '03, currently serves on the Pops on the Heights Committee
and the National Campaign Committee. He and his wife have supported
the University in many ways, including gifts to the Carroll School
of Management, the Pops on the Heights Scholarship Fund, and numerous
other University endeavors.
"Boston College has become one of the finest universities in the
country," said Yost. "I'm proud to have been a very small part of
Photo: Jay Yost '70, JD '75