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Bidding Adieu

Two seniors reflect on the past four years

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They arrived at BU via separate routes, Miles Greene by way of New Hope, Pa., and Ana Sofia Camacho by way of Juárez, Mexico. And while each has pursued a different curriculum—Camacho (ENG’13) is graduating with a degree in biomedical engineering, Greene (CAS’13) with a major in psychology and a minor in Spanish—both say the sense of community they’ve enjoyed over the past four years has made their experience at BU remarkable.

For Camacho, that means joining groups like the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, enrolling in (and winning) half of the Mr. and Miss BU competition, and mentoring fellow ENG classmates. “I try to make a point of reaching out to people because people reached out to me,” says Camacho, who will soon begin work as a technical consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation in Needham, Mass.

In the video above, Miles Green (CAS’13) reflects on his four years at BU and shares his hopes for the future. Photo by Cydney Scott. Video by Sean Clauson View closed captions on YouTube

Over the course of his undergraduate career, Greene was an English tutor with the School of Education’s Intergenerational Literacy Program, assisting Latin American and African immigrants; worked with the Community Service Center on several projects, including the First-Year Student Outreach Project (FYSOP) and Alternative Spring Breaks; held a job in the Dean of Students Office; and was a resident assistant. He will spend the next two years teaching Spanish at the Bronzeville Urban Prep Academy, on Chicago’s South Side, as a member of Teach for America.

“BU has helped me to increase my cultural awareness, inspired me to become an active part of my community, and allowed me to realize my love for connecting with other people,” Greene says.

BU Today followed the two seniors through the days leading up to Commencement Weekend as they shared the milestone with friends and family. Hear their thoughts on what BU has meant to them in these two videos.

Erik Duda can be reached at erikduda@bu.edu. Sean Clauson can be reached at sclauson@bu.edu.

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4 Comments on Bidding Adieu

  • Virginia Sapiro, Dean of CAS on 05.20.2013 at 8:59 am

    Great CAS Class Day speech, Miles! Congratulations.
    Gina Sapiro, Dean of CAS.

  • Grad on 05.20.2013 at 10:33 am

    Love both of you guys! Well made videos and article. Keep this up

  • Bonnie on 05.20.2013 at 6:22 pm

    Two remarkable people. An entire graduating class with a great future. Good luck to Miles & Ana

  • Cathie Klapperich on 05.23.2013 at 9:41 am

    Congrats to Ana Sophia and all of the ENG grads! You guys are great. Go make us proud!

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