Category: Alumni News

MET Food & Wine Studies Alum Among Boston’s Top Sommeliers

September 22nd, 2016 in Alumni News, Food & Wine, Gastronomy, MET News

MET Food & Wine Studies Alum Among Boston’s Top Sommeliers

Sarah Marshall, an alumnus of the Metropolitan College’s Wine Studies certificate program, has made the most out of her Food & Wine expertise. The drink curator at Cambridge’s Oleana restaurant was recently named one of Boston’s top sommeliers by Meininger’s Wine Business International.

Role for MET Alumnus in Upcoming Marathon Bombing Survivor Biopic

June 29th, 2016 in Advertising, Alumni News, MET News


Health Communication faculty member Tim Sullivan (MET’05), director of communications at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, facilitated hospital location filming for the upcoming film Stronger. Based on the bestseller by Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, the film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and is expected in 2017.

Spaulding treated 32 critically injured Marathon bombing survivors, including Bauman, and scenes filmed in the hospital featured Bauman’s caregivers along with staff and patients. During filming, Sullivan, who earned his master’s in Advertising from MET, found himself suddenly cast in a role as a reporter when he advised actors on how to ask questions like “real” reporters.

MET Online Master’s Alum Awarded Maritime Honors

June 6th, 2016 in Alumni News, Marketing, MET News


Bill Payne (MET’12), an alumni of Metropolitan College’s online International Marketing Management Master’s program, was one of five honorees recently deemed a “Marine Visionary” by the International Maritime Hall of Fame. Payne completed his Master of Science in International Marketing Management while serving as vice president of international shipping stalwart NYK Line, where he now serves as president and vice chairman for the North American division. MET’s online business graduate programs are ranked #6 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Speaker Announced for MET Commencement 2016

May 2nd, 2016 in Alumni News, Commencement, Featured News Post, MET News

Ira CohenIra D. Cohen (MET’07) will be the speaker at the 2016 Commencement ceremony for Boston University Metropolitan College. Mr. Cohen is a managing director and board member of Signal Hill Capital, the largest investment-banking firm in the U.S. that focuses on technology, media, and telecom for growth companies.

Respected as one of the foremost experts in merger and acquisitions issues surrounding IT firms, Mr. Cohen is the former managing partner, cofounder, and president of Updata Advisors, Inc., a leading IT boutique investment banking firm. In August 2010, he led the merger of Updata into Signal Hill.

Mr. Cohen, who is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), has served on the Board of Advisors of Boston University Metropolitan College since 2012 and is a current part-time faculty member in Administrative Sciences at MET. He has a bachelor’s in accounting from the City University of New York–Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York, and earned his master’s in Banking & Financial Services Management online from BU’s Metropolitan College.

MET Administrative Studies Alum Receives Prestigious Finance Award

April 1st, 2016 in Administrative Sciences, Alumni News, Finance, MET News

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Daniel Miele (MET’00) has been named a 2016 Five Star Wealth Manager, an honor awarded to those financial advisors that exhibit excellence in their field and meet requisite criteria which includes objective assessments of client retention rates, client assets administered, and a favorable regulatory and complaint history. Miele, an alumnus of Metropolitan College’s Administrative Studies program, serves as a financial advisor with Centinel Financial Group, LLC in Marshfield, Massachusetts. The recognition, which comes from the independent experts at Five Star Professional, was announced in the pages of Boston Magazine’s February issue.

War on Drugs Innovator & MET Alum Campanello Joins School of Public Health Seminar

April 1st, 2016 in Alumni News, Criminal Justice, MET News


Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello (MET’05), who has been hailed as a trailblazer for his unconventional approach to combating the opiate crisis, lent his expertise to BU’s School of Public Health for a seminar entitled The Opioid Epidemic: Why Cops Are Sending People with Addiction to Treatment Instead of Jail. Campanello, a graduate of Metropolitan College’s top-ranked Master of Criminal Justice online program, discussed the impact and origins of his Gloucester Angel Initiative—which treats addiction as a disease instead of a crime and has drawn national attention.

The talk was held as part of the Dean’s Seminar Series on Contemporary Issues in Public Health. Read more about it in BU Today.

Trailblazing Police Chief Has MET Origins

March 11th, 2016 in Alumni News, Criminal Justice, MET News

Trailblazing Police Chief Has MET Origins

Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello is being hailed as a trailblazer for policies he has put in place to combat the North Shore’s growing drug problem. Instead of arresting addicts, his “Angel” program forgives those who turn themselves over for treatment, and connects users with recovery specialists. Campanello, who earned his master’s degree in criminal justice online at MET and whose department has worked in collaboration with BU’s School of Public Health, first made national headlines last year when a social media post he authored about his policy went viral.

Read more about Chief Campanello, and the role Gloucester police are playing in the evolving efforts to battle addiction across America, in the New York Times.

Genealogy Program Helps Bring Closure to Family of Veteran

March 11th, 2016 in Alumni News, Genealogical Research, MET News

Genealogy Program Helps Bring Closure to Family of Veteran
The Genealogical Research Program, offered through Boston University’s Center for Professional Education, empowers students to find connections to the past that build meaningful bridges to today. These abilities were seen in action when one Good Samaritan and program alum used the lessons he learned through the class to find the family of a homeless Korean War veteran that had recently passed away, giving estranged relatives an opportunity to unite and mourn as a family.

Learn more about how the genealogy program led to closure for one family in the Boston Globe.

MET Grad Named BB Hall of Famer

August 9th, 2015 in Alumni News, MET News

MET Grad Named BB Hall of Famer

Norbert Pickett (MET’93) will soon join the likes of Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, and former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn as a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held August 8 at Worcester’s DCU Center.

Learn more about the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.

Alumni Book Profiled on PBS

June 25th, 2015 in Alumni News, City Planning & Urban Affairs, Featured News Post, MET News

Old Earth by Gary GrossmanIn June, Metropolitan College Dean’s Advisory Board member Gary Grossman (MET’75), a graduate of MET’s Urban Affairs program, discussed his new thriller Old Earth on the multiple Emmy Award-winning PBS series Between the Lines with Barry Kibrick.

Old Earth was also featured on Kibrick’s June 19 blog entry “Truth Through Fiction.”

Source: 06.19.15