from the BC alumni directoy
In January 2001,
the Boston College Alumni Association released its first revision
of the Alumni Directory since 1995. A year and a half later, the
BCM staff has completed its analysis and can report the
Weight of directory: 6 lbs., 11 oz.
Thickness: 2 5/8 inches
Number of pages: 1,922
Number of entries: 132,071 BC and Newton College graduates
Celebrated names: One William Faulkner, five Charlie Browns
(and four van Pelts), one Helen Reddy. Additionally, 38 Abbotts
and 122 Costellos; two Tinkers, seven Everses, and three Chances;
11 Rowans, 289 Martins, and a Laffin.
Names we enjoy saying to ourselves: Bethany Blessing '92;
Jose Malina Dapena '78; Negar Motashemi '92; Punyam Satya-Narayana,
Ph.D.'80; Rosanna Colarusso-Lamalva '94; Crystal Midnight '97; and
Hillard Pouncy III '70.
Most common surname: Sullivan (964)
Second most common surname: Murphy (764)
Third most common surname: Smith (630)
Most common non-European surname: Kim (113)
Rank of Kim among all alumni surnames: 95th (of 42,644)
Most common Italian surname: Russo (78)
Other surnames with 78 entries: Connor and Wood
States that are home to the most graduates: Massachusetts
(61,802); New York (10,540); Connecticut (6,815); California (6,099).
States that are home to the fewest graduates: Arkansas (54);
Wyoming (29); South Dakota (28); North Dakota (19).
Nations in which a single graduate lives: Bangladesh, Barbados,
Cuba, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, Iraq, Latvia, Lesotho, Monaco,
Qatar, Scotland, Senegal, the Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan,
Uganda, Uruguay, Yugoslavia.
Number of foreign countries represented in 2001, versus 1995:
117, versus 111.