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Six are honored for their service

Volunteers often 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.

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