Alumni Events & Class Notes

This is just a glimpse of what’s happening in the world of Metropolitan College alumni. For more information and pictures, visit MET’s website to read about MET alumni in the News, or to see updates to Alumni Class Notes, Alumni Events, and the Alumni Photo Gallery.

Dean’s List Reception

MET Dean's List students

On Friday, October 26, MET honored the most recent Dean’s List students, academic scholarship recipients, and Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society inductees at a reception at BU’s George Sherman Union.

Criminal Justice Honor Society

Graduates of MET’s Master of Criminal Justice program were inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, during Commencement ceremonies in May 2012.

  • Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society Induction
  • Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society Induction
  • Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society Induction
  • Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society Induction
  • Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society Induction
  • Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society Induction
  • Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society Induction
  • Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society Induction

 

Forty Years of BU in Brussels

On November 17, Boston University in Brussels celebrated its 40th anniversary at the sixth annual Culture Night in Brussels, Belgium. Over 180 attendees joined Dean Halfond to mingle and enjoy the work of local musicians and artists.

BU in Brussels has been preparing responsible and innovative leaders for roles in the global arena since 1972, with world-class master’s degrees and graduate programs in leadership, business, and international relations.

  • BU Brussels 40th Anniversary and Culture Night
  • BU Brussels 40th Anniversary and Culture Night
  • BU Brussels 40th Anniversary and Culture Night
  • BU Brussels 40th Anniversary and Culture Night
  • BU Brussels 40th Anniversary and Culture Night
  • BU Brussels 40th Anniversary and Culture Night
  • BU Brussels 40th Anniversary and Culture Night

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Alumni Gatherings

Distance Education on the Road

Boston University celebrated ten years of online programs with a tour of Chicago, the District of Columbia, and New York.

  • Distance Education event in Chicago
  • Distance Education event in Chicago
  • Distance Education event in Chicago
  • Distance Education event in Chicago
  • Distance Education event in Chicago
  • Distance Education event in Chicago
  • Distance Education event in Chicago

Class Notes

Your chance to get caught up on what your classmates have been doing.

Christopher Beattie (MET’10), who graduated from the online MS in Project Management program, joined Vermont Technical College as associate dean of administration.

Brett W. Brown (MET’09) earned his bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies. He also attended MET in 1983, and was a Terriers basketball letter-winner. Brown was head coach of the Australian Men’s Basketball Team in the 2012 Summer Olympics. The team placed seventh. He is currently assistant coach for the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs.

Amina Cooper (MET’11), who graduated with a master’s in Arts Administration, was selected from 37 candidates as the first Wolf Trap Foundation Fellow, at Virginia’s Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Over the course of a year, starting last September, Cooper will rotate across several administrative areas of Wolf Trap, and will have an opportunity to expand her network by attending a national event or conference that complements her work. During her fellowship, Cooper hopes to gain the skills to successfully manage an arts organization that celebrates artistic expressions of African Americans.

Kimberly Grant (MET’10), Dean’s Advisory Board member and graduate of the online Banking & Financial Services Management program, was named president and chief operating officer of the Ruby Tuesday restaurant chain.

Rand Ghayad (MET’09), who earned his master’s in Administrative Studies with concentrations in Financial Economics and Multinational Commerce, is a doctoral candidate at Northeastern University and a visiting graduate fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The Fed recently published a Public Policy Brief co-written by Ghayad and Northeastern University Distinguished Professor William Dickens, entitled “What Can We Learn by Disaggregating the Unemployment-Vacancy Relationship?” Ghayad writes: “This paper has been extremely influential to policy makers in the U.S., and the model behind it is now being used as a new tool to look at the current slack in the labor market. I will be visiting the Fed as a research scholar for a period of one year, to further develop the findings of the model.”

John K. Horvath (MET’09), who graduated from MET’s online Master of Criminal Justice program, was appointed police chief at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Freddy Meyer (MET’03), a Terriers hockey letter-winner who received his bachelor’s in Sociology from MET, was assistant coach of the Manchester Monarchs (the LA Kings’ AHL affiliate).

Joel Richardson (MET’06) recently published The View from the Pack, a first-person look into the experiences of non-elite runners preparing for the Boston Marathon. Richardson earned his bachelor’s in MET’s Management Studies program.

Elkan “Daniel” Sanders (MET’91), owner of Four Sales, Ltd., a Washington, D.C.-area real estate company, reported that his company was ranked 2,735 in Inc. magazine’s 2012 “Inc. 5000”—a list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Sanders is a graduate of the MS in Business Administration & Management program on MET’s Brussels campus.

Frederick Santarpia (MET’08) is the new chief digital officer of the Condé Nast Entertainment Group. He earned his master’s degree through MET’s online Banking & Financial Services Management program.

Kevin Shea (MET’85) is now senior vice president of engineering for Sepaton, Inc., a deliverer of disk-based data protection solutions. Shea earned his master’s in Computer Science from MET.