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Golf tournament to benefit Travis Roy Foundation

The seventh annual Beanpot Benefit Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, October 20, at the Willowbend Golf Course in Mashpee, Mass., with NHL legend Bobby Orr joining Travis Roy (COM’00) in hosting the event. The tournament will benefit the Travis Roy Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides grants to victims of spinal cord paralysis based on financial need and supports spinal cord research. The foundation has distributed more than $1 million in individual grants and to research projects since 1997.

The tournament takes place on the eighth anniversary of Roy’s injury, when 11 seconds into the first shift of his college hockey career, Roy shattered his fourth cervical vertebra, severely damaging his spinal cord. Now a quadriplegic, with only limited control of his right bicep, he is a popular motivational speaker and is actively involved with the foundation.

For more information, call 617-239-0556 or e-mail beanpot@travisroyfoundation.org.

Stith receives WorldBoston 2003 International Citizen Award

Charles Stith, director of BU’s African Presidential Archives and Research Center and a former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania, will receive WorldBoston’s 2003 International Citizen Award on November 4. The award is one of two WorldBoston awards presented biennially to “a member of the greater Boston community who has made an exceptional contribution to international understanding and who continues to influence global relations in an outstanding manner.” Stith is being recognized “for a career marked by a unique gift for building bridges both in Boston and around the globe, finding ways of bringing diverse people together from communities and countries that eye one another with mistrust and distance.”

Those who wish to attend the reception and dinner on November 4, which will be held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel at 6 p.m., should contact WorldBoston at 617-542-8995, ext. 112, or e-mail wac@worldboston.org.

SMG prof named faculty rising star

Andrew Hoffman, an SMG associate professor of organizational behavior, has been honored jointly by the Aspen Institute and the World Resources Institute with a faculty pioneer award for his leadership in integrating social and environmental impact management into BU’s MBA program. The Rising Star Award, which was announced on October 8 on the Web site Beyond Grey Pinstripes 2003: Preparing MBAs for Social and Environmental Stewardship, is presented to a business school faculty member for extraordinary contributions early in an academic career. Hoffman was recognized for “his first-rate research, classroom innovations, and ability to stimulate public debate on key social and environmental issues. His use of organizational theory to explain the environmental practices and strategies that affect modern organizations has been a significant intellectual contribution to discussions about the role of business in recent years.” The Beyond Grey Pinstripes 2003 Web site, located at http://www.beyondgreypinstripes.org, is the only source for prospective MBA students to access a global database of more than 1,000 courses and 800 extracurricular activities at 100 business schools.


10 October 2003
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