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Don Morrison (DGE’48, Questrom’51), age 87, lives with his wife in a life care facility in Charlton, Mass. He writes, “Looking back on my life, I treasure the two years I spent at the General College. They gave me a much broader picture of life, even though I went on for further studies in business, including an MBA.”

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Arlyne Bittleman Elliott (CGS’61, Wheelock’63) is the owner of Arlyne Elliott Interiors in Los Angeles. She writes, “Boston University has always had special meaning for me. CBS, as it was called when I attended, gave me a foundation that was strong and meaningful.”

John Johnston (CGS’61) earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology in 1995 and then worked in the Massachusetts prison system, including as supervisor of a detoxification unit. He also ran a small private counseling practice. He is now semi-retired, working in prisons two days a week.

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Larry Nichter (CGS’71, CAS’73, MED’78) is a plastic surgeon in southern California. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from BU College of Arts & Sciences in 2009 and has also received honors from the University of Virginia and the University of California, Los Angeles. “It was my initial formative experience at BU at CGS (CBS back then) that set the stage for all of my subsequent successes,” he writes.

Sean Gilmore (CGS’79) is vice president of Asian operations for Engis Corp. He and his wife and two daughters recently moved to Hong Kong, where Sean is working on a multiyear project at Engis’s Asian headquarters. “I encourage any BU friends and classmates traveling to Hong Kong to look me up,” he writes. Contact him at

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Kimberly Crupi Dobbins (CGS’91) recently launched an all-natural confection company, Simple Squares, that offers nut and honey snacks infused with vanilla and herbs. The sweet-savory treats are free of wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, and refined sugars. Visit her company website at

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Meg Andrews (CGS’09, COM’11) recently accepted a job as the coordinator of the Boston University Parents Program. She writes, “I am so grateful for all the opportunities I was presented with and experiences I partook in thanks to the efforts of BU faculty, staff, and resources. I’m excited to stay active on campus and interact with BU parents to keep them engaged and involved in our wonderful community!”

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