Category: Alumni News
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.
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.
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.
Ira 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 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: BarryKibrick.com 06.19.15