Alumni News & Events

Keep up with your fellow alumni and see what’s happening at MET. Recent class notes are listed below but also appear twice a year in Metropolitan, MET’s online and print magazine.

You may submit your own class note with our Class Notes Submission Form or email metalum@bu.edu.

Business Owner, MET Alum & Veteran John P. Molière Decorated With Lifetime Achievement Award

November 3rd, 2017

Business Owner, MET Alum & Veteran John P. Molière Decorated With Lifetime Achievement Award

John P. Molière (MET’86), a graduate of Metropolitan College’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program and president and CEO of Standard Communications, Inc., is the winner of the 2016 John K. Lopez Lifetime Achievement Award. Bestowed by the National Veteran Business Owners Association (NaVOBA) and Vetrepreneur magazine, the award comes in recognition of the Navy veteran’s longtime commitment to working with his fellow veteran community. After being wounded during service, Mr. Molière attended MET on the G.I. Bill before founding Standard Communications, Inc., which provides information technology support services to the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs.

Also president emeritus of the National Veterans Small Business Coalition, Mr. Molière has received congratulations from multiple U.S. congressmen since winning the award. He hopes his story will inspire other veterans attending BU, or anyone working full-time to put themselves through school. “Without BU,” he has said previously, “I wouldn’t be the successful businessman and person that I am today.”

Read more here.

Career Advice from MET Alum and 2017 Commencement Speaker

October 31st, 2017

Ralph H. Groce III

On Monday, October 30, BU Today featured a Q&A with Boston University alumnus Ralph H. Groce III (Questrom’82, MET’84), who is senior vice president and chief information officer at Everest Reinsurance and recipient of MET’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. In the Q&A, part of BU Today’s “Jump-start Your Job Search” series, Groce shares valuable career insight and perspective about success and failure. This past May, he also addressed graduating MET students and their families with a galvanizing Convocation speech.

Read the full Q&A in BU Today.

MET Alum Pair Named to BU Athletic Hall of Fame

July 24th, 2017

MET Alum Pair Named to BU Athletic Hall of Fame

Two Metropolitan College graduates have been elected to the Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame. Bob Danville (MET’82) and Matt Gilroy (MET’09) will be feted for their accomplishments as Terriers and enshrined during a ceremony and banquet to be held in November.

Danville, a 1982 All-American in track and field who obtained his business administration bachelor’s at MET, still holds the New England record for fastest time in the 400m hurdles. The Birmingham, England native and recent retiree was a part of seven national championships during his time at BU.

Gilroy won the 2009 Hobey Baker Award, which recognizes the nation’s top collegiate hockey player. Only the second BU player to win the award, the defenseman went on to a noteworthy professional career in both the NHL and international Kontinental Hockey League after earning his Bachelor of Science in Management Studies at MET.

The Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame 52nd induction festivities will be held Saturday, November 4, at noon, in the Francis Burke Club Room at Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave.

Read more in BU Today.

Cybercrime Expert Choi Makes Case for Security Bill at State House

July 11th, 2017

Professor Choi testifies on cybercrime bill

Kyung-shick Choi (MET’02) has spent 10 years studying and teaching in the field of cybercrime and cybersecurity. As an authority on the subject, the BU adjunct associate professor and Metropolitan College Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity program coordinator was called to the Massachusetts State House to testify before officials to share his insights regarding pending legislation that aims to update the Commonwealth’s current cybersecurity laws.

Echoing lessons he has imparted on MET students enrolled in both the Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity Master of Criminal Justice concentration and graduate certificate programs, Professor Choi voiced his support for Bill No. H2814—which seeks to address the rising threat of cybercrime through enhanced criminal penalties, civil remedies, and transparency.

“The criminal justice system has not yet caught up with the rapidly evolving dynamics of current technology and its related issues,” Choi testified, in prepared remarks. “The proposed bill [addresses this] by increasing the level of sanction placed on data breaches.”

Read more about the bill here.

Alumnus Ralph H. Groce III Delivers Speech for MET Commencement 2017

June 7th, 2017

MET 2017 Commencement Speaker Ralph H. Groce III

On May 20, 2017, Metropolitan College welcomed Ralph H. Groce III as the Commencement speaker and recipient of MET’s Distinguished Alumni Award honoring service to the alma mater. Groce (Questrom’82, MET’84) delivered a galvanizing and rousing address that referenced playwright George Bernard Shaw, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, fictional Star Wars character Yoda, and two-time WWE Hall of Fame inductee Ric Flair.

Groce is chief information officer and senior vice president at Everest Global Services, where he oversees a global team of 500 responsible for delivering industry-leading technology solutions that support Everest’s strategy and deliver business outcomes. Over the course of his twenty-year career, Groce has worked for organizations including Wells Fargo, Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, MetLife, and Wachovia. He has served on the boards of Fresh Youth Initiatives in New York City and the Socrates Academy in Charlotte. He has also served as a mentor for the Covenant House Rites of Passage program in New York City, and a mentor and professional advisor to the GENTS program at Vance High School in Charlotte.

As a BU undergraduate in the early 1980s, Groce was on the Men’s Basketball team, for which he earned a varsity letter. He received his bachelor’s degree from BU’s Questrom School of Business in 1982, and then earned his Master of Urban Affairs degree at Metropolitan College in 1984. He currently serves on the MET Dean’s Advisory Board, and recently endowed a scholarship to support undergraduate students completing their degrees at Metropolitan College.