benefits students from Chelsea, Massachusetts
Eric L. Shuman '77, senior vice president and CFO of Thomson Learning,
has established a $100,000 scholarship fund to support students
from his hometown of Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Shuman, who now resides in Connecticut, has specified that first
preference for scholarship awards be given to applicants from the
community, located two miles north of Boston, with second preference
going to students from surrounding Suffolk County.
"My years at Boston College were, without a doubt, a pivotal
time in my life," Shuman said. "Its important to me to
provide the same opportunity for an excellent education to others.
I feel a special affinity to students in Chelsea who may be working
hard, aspiring to come to Boston College, but lacking in financial
Shuman joined Thomson Learning in 1994 as vice president and corporate
controller of the Thomson Newspapers division. He began his career
at Coopers & Lybrand, where he rose to general practice audit partner
before joining Axel Johnson as vice president and corporate controller
"My Boston College mentors--especially one professor, Donald White--helped
me set myself on the right professional path," Shuman said. "I received
a great education and invaluable personal attention at Boston College.
I want to make sure others can take advantage of the outstanding
resources the University offers."
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