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.

2014 MET grad connects consumers to a handier kind of health care

March 9th, 2015

amwell-appAs marketing and PR manager for American Well, a Boston-based company, Catherine Anderson (COM’10 and MET’14) is putting more convenient health care in the hands of people from coast to coast. As BU Today explains, her job is to spread the word about an app that enables video calls with one of more than 1,000 physicians, 24 hours a day. Anderson’s efforts have generated coverage in more than 50 news outlets and, according to her Facebook page, helped drive over one million downloads. She holds a Master of Science in Health Communication, a joint offering of BU’s Metropolitan College and College of Communication.

Read “Media Magicians” »

Arts Administration Alumna Named International Clore Fellow

December 22nd, 2014

Photo by Geoff Wilson

Photo by Geoff Wilson

Four international Fellowships were awarded by the Clore Leadership Programme, a cross-disciplinary leadership organization for the cultural and creative sector based in the United Kingdom. Arts Administration alumna Claudia Castro (MET’04) is the first-ever Clore Fellow from Brazil, and she joins three other 2014/15 international Fellows: Karim Hazem Mohamed Elshenawy from Egypt and Maria Wong and Selena Kong Fung Hoi Yi from Hong Kong.

Read the full announcement »

Culinary Arts Alumni Open “Comedor” in Newton

October 21st, 2014

food-historyAs reported in the Boston Globe, Jakob and Fernanda White have recently opened their Chilean-American restaurant, Comedor, in Newton. The couple met at Boston University in 2008 while completing the Certificate Program in Culinary Arts. Fernanda earned her Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy at MET in 2009, and also pursued the certificates in Wine Studies.

For more information on the culinary team, please visit the restaurant website.

Master of Urban Affairs Graduate Receives City’s Public Service Award

October 15th, 2014

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Master of Urban Affairs alum Dion Irish (MET’07), who serves as executive director of Boston’s Office of Fair Housing and Equity, received a Henry L. Shattuck Public Service Award from the Boston Municipal Research Bureau. The annual award celebrates the city’s most dedicated workers, such as Irish, who was recognized for developing and managing numerous collaborative programs with other city offices.

Irish was one of nine city employees and two “City Champions”—and one of two MET alumni, along with Annie Wilcox —honored at the awards ceremony on October 14, 2014, at the Seaport World Trade Center. Read more in the Boston Globe or the Boston Herald.

MET Alumna Receives City’s Public Service Award

October 15th, 2014

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Alumna Annie B. Wilcox, a community services officer with the Boston Police Department (District B-3, Mattapan), was recognized for her work in the community with a Henry L. Shattuck Public Service Award from the Boston Municipal Research Bureau. The annual award goes to the city’s most dedicated workers.

Officer Wilcox is a City of Boston Scholarship recipient (2006) and a graduate of MET’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (’06) and Master of Criminal Justice (’09) programs. She was one of nine city employees and two “City Champions”—and one of two MET alumni, along with Dion Irish—celebrated at the awards ceremony on October 14, 2014, at the Seaport World Trade Center. Read more in the Boston Globe or the Boston Herald.