are honored for their service
do their work quietly, behind the scenes. But once a year, the University
shines a spotlight on those whose tireless service has earned them
meritorious distinction. At the annual Distinguished Volunteers
Tribute Dinner on April 4, six volunteers were presented with awards
of appreciation for their achievements. This year's event was chaired
by Kathleen A. Corbet '82, trustee and chair of the Trustee Committee
on Development. Corbet, who is executive vice president of Alliance
Capital Management and CEO of Alliance's Fixed Income Division,
gave the welcoming remarks and noted that volunteers such as those
being honored were key to the strong success of the University's
Ever to Excel campaign and its ongoing fundraising effectiveness.
Thanking everyone present on behalf of BC, University President
William P. Leahy, SJ, joined Corbet in presenting the awards, all
of which are named in honor of outstanding alumni volunteers. Leahy
recounted the impressive service contributions of each award recipient
and also recognized past honorees in attendance. The highlight of
the evening was the presentation of the Cleary Masters Award, named
in honor of James F. Cleary '50, H'93, who is credited with bringing
new levels of achievement to development at BC. The Cleary Award
is given to those volunteers who distinguish themselves as "Masters"
by their exceptional leadership and imagination. Chosen as this
year's recipient was Thomas F. Ryan, Jr. '63, a BC trustee since
1995 and the first chair of the Gasson Society. A member of the
Class of 1963's 40th Reunion Gift Committee, Ryan also is active
on BC's Wall Street Council and Real Estate and Finance Council,
and he served on the Ever to Excel Campaign Executive Committee.
Ryan is a former president and COO of the American Stock Exchange,
and former chairman and CEO of Kidder, Peabody Group, Inc.
The other awards presented were: the John P. Curley '13 Award, to Gerald B. Healy, M.D. '63; the John J. Griffin, Sr. '35, H'72 Class Agent Award, to Owen B. Lynch '56 and James P. Foley '51; the Rising Star Award, to G. Bradley Tuthill '91; and the Philip J. Callan, Sr. '25 Memorial Award, to Joanne Sullivan Marut '70.