Beyond Boston University
Campaign events in BU communities across the globe
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Choose to be Great: An evening with Boston University
The campaign took to the road this winter, with Choose to be Great (CTBG) events in five cities:
Boston, New York, Palm Beach, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.
Meghna Chakrabarti (Questrom’13), host of WBUR’s Radio Boston, opened the first CTBG event in Boston.
President Brown with Stewart Lane (CFA’73) and wife
Bonnie Comley—nine-time Tony-Award-winning producers. Lane was a presenter at the NYC event.
At each event, President Brown gave an update on the state of BU today…
…and took questions from the crowd.
Actress and comedian Michaela Watkins (CFA’94) got serious at the LA event, which was hosted at CBS Studios by former CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler (CFA’79).
The events began and ended with receptions for networking and reunions with friends, as seen here at the Institute of Peace in D.C.
NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg (Hon.’11) at the gathering in D.C.
Sons of Serendip—whose members are all BU alums—performed at all five events.
William Fairfield Warren Society medaling
The second induction of founding Fellows of the William Fairfield Warren Society was celebrated at Boston’s Liberty Hotel on December 9. The Warren Society was launched in April 2015 to honor donors—125 individuals and families to date—whose lifetime giving to BU totals $1 million or more.
Allen Questrom (Questrom’64), Ahmass Fakahany (Questrom’79), Suzanne Cutler (Questrom’61), Trustee Chairman Robert Knox (CAS’74, Questrom’75), Sidney Feltenstein (COM’62), and Stephen Karp (CAS’63) enjoyed the reception before the medaling.
Richard Cohen (CGS’67, Questrom’69) shook hands with President Brown after receiving his medal.
Hugo Shong (COM’87) was medaled by Robert Knox.
Warren Society Fellows Marshall (Questrom’49) and
Warren Society Chairman Richard Shipley (Questrom’68,’72), Robert Knox, President Brown, and Campaign Chair Kenneth Feld (Questrom’70) toasted the Warren Society members.
Kenneth Slater, Provost Jean Morrison, Gayle Berg (SAR’74), and Timothy Mullen celebrated.
In January, University leaders visited Bangkok, Thailand, for three important events: the presentation of the first-ever International Alumni Statesman Award to His Excellency Pong Sarasin (Questrom’51); an elegant evening gathering hosted by Nishita Shah Federbush (CGS’00, Questrom’02) at her home; and a gala dinner to celebrate the strength of the Boston University Alumni Association in Thailand (BUAAT).
BU leaders with the family of Pong Sarasin, seated at right.
BU officials with the leaders of the BUAAT, including its president, Prasutr Thawornchaisit (SPH’91), far right.
More than 100 guests attended the BUAAT dinner at Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel.
During the visit, BU leaders joined alumni for an intimate gathering at the home of Nishita Shah Federbush.
President Brown with Shah Federbush…
…and with guests (from left) Sara Lamsam (MET’95), Pornwut Sarasin (Questrom’82), and Kirit Shah.
Many prominent alumni in Southeast Asia took part in the weekend’s festivities.
In March, top BU officials traveled to New Delhi and Bangalore, where the University’s International Advisory Board (IAB) met, and two distinguished alumni—Analjit Singh (Questrom’77,’79), in New Delhi, and S.D. “Shibu” Shibulal (MET’88), in Bangalore — hosted elegant, culture-based gatherings for alumni in the region.
At the IAB meeting in New Delhi, Shibulal spoke with Provost Morrison.
The IAB meeting gave Chairman Knox and President Brown the chance to present Singh with his William Fairfield Warren Society medal.
The elegant setting at Shibulal’s event, hosted at the Taj West End.
Trustee Ryan Roth Gallo (LAW’99) with two performers at the Taj West End.
Shibulal greets Dean Kenneth Freeman and
Singh greets trustee Stuart Pratt (CAS’69) and his wife, Elizabeth.
Singh and his wife, Neelu, opened their home to more than 150 guests.