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.

Genealogy Certificate Leads Alum to TV Career

March 21st, 2018

Genealogy Certificate Leads Alum to TV Career

Mary Tedesco’s interest in genealogy began as a hobby. After she and her grandmother traced their family’s Italian origins back as far and as ably as a pair of novices could, Tedesco (CAS’06) signed up for the Genealogical Research Certificate Program offered by BU’s Center for Professional Education, where she honed her skills in forensics, research practices, and evidence evaluation. She says her time in the class saw her grow “from needing and wanting more education to realizing that this was something I could pursue as a career.” The seeds of her interest in family trees bore fruit, and today Tedesco serves as host of PBS’s Genealogy Roadshow, in addition to running the Italian-focused genealogical research firm ORIGINS ITALY.

Read more in BU Today.

Hockey Team Keeps MET Torch Alive at PyeongChang Olympics

February 9th, 2018

Hockey Team Keeps MET Torch Alive at PyeongChang Olympics

Boston University’s Metropolitan College is well represented at this year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, as hockey defenseman Matt Gilroy (MET’09) is suiting up for Team USA.

Gilroy, who earned his Bachelor of Science in Management Studies at MET, earned the 2009 Hobey Baker Award as the best player in college hockey after leading the Terriers to the 2008–2009 NCAA championship, and was named to the BU Athletic Hall of Fame last summer.

Read more about Team USA’s BU connections in BU Today.

Team of City Planning Students & Alums Win International Innovation Prize

January 12th, 2018

Team of City Planning Students & Alums Win International Innovation Prize

A team of Metropolitan College Master of City Planning and Master of Urban Affairs students and alumni were crowned victors at the prestigious 2017 IXL Innovation Olympics, which sees graduate students from around the world compete to creatively solve sponsor-presented challenges.

Graduates Alejandro Delgado (MBA, MUA ’17), David Valecillos (MCP ’14), and Luis Quintanilla (MBA, MCP ’17), as well as current students Ruben Ceron (MUA ’18) and Diego Lomelli (MCP ’18) were all named winners for the plan they devised to develop a business innovation district for the Government of Atlántico in Colombia, and awarded a $4,000 prize for their efforts. The 8-week global consulting competition is co-sponsored by IXL Center and the nonprofit Global Innovation Management Institute.

Learn more about the team’s victory here.

MET Alum Leads Facebook’s New Boston Initiative

December 18th, 2017

MET Alum Leads Facebook’s New Boston Initiative

Metropolitan College takes pride in connecting motivated learners with developing opportunities in the professional realm. This was never better evidenced than when Boston University hosted the Boston launch of Developer Circles from Facebook, a community-driven initiative from the social media giant, which brought together regional coders and developers to learn, network, and knowledge-share. The free and open forum discussion was led by Nick Pinheiro (MET’09, MET’12), who earned his computer information systems master’s here at MET and is today a recognized authority on Facebook and Microsoft (Cloud) platform integration.

Browse a gallery of photos from the September event below.

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.