Boston University Awards Honorary Degree to Velia N. Tosi
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(Boston, Mass.) — Velia N. Tosi, resident of Boston’s Back Bay, recently received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Boston University. During the January 29, 2003 ceremony Chancellor John Silber praised Tosi for her “decades of thoughtful, intelligent, and varied service to the University.”
Tosi had been named Boston’s Cultural Ambassador to Italy by former Mayor Kevin White. She and her husband, Carlos, are active in many University organizations, including the Friends of Libraries and the Women’s Council.
Mr. and Mrs. Tosi have established La Carlos H. and Velia N. Tosi Casa Italiana, a renovated Bay State Road brownstone, where students can share and expand their love of Italian language, literature, history, and art. Most recently, they have endowed a scholarship at Boston University in memory of their son, Carlos, Jr.