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Celebrating the Class of 2014 over Coffee at Senior Breakfast

BU Commencement speaker, student award winners to be revealed today


Studies show that 93 percent of people consider breakfast the most important meal of the day. For the Class of 2014, which will gather in the George Sherman Union today at 10 a.m. for Senior Breakfast, it will probably be the most memorable meal of the month. The menu prepared for the 2,200 seniors expected to attend is fresh seasonal fruit, blueberry scones, Applewood-smoked bacon, and pesto bruschetta strata. But the highlight of the occasion will be the announcement of the featured speakers at Commencement on Sunday, May 18.

Rev. Robert Hill, dean of Marsh Chapel, will start the meal with prayer. Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore will emcee this official kickoff event of the 2014 Commencement ceremonies. Student leaders will talk about Senior Week activities and the progress of the Class Gift Campaign.

Lindsay Roth, Development and Alumni Relations associate director of annual giving, says close to 2,014 seniors have donated to the Class Gift, which provides them the option of earmarking their donation to the specific programs, clubs, and projects on campus that mean the most to them. Those who donate at least $20.14 can request that their donation honor a specific professor, mentor, or classmate. Honorees will receive a handwritten note and a small gift in June.

Seniors who have donated by Monday, May 5, will be entered in a drawing to win a chance to conduct the Boston Pops at BU Night at the Pops on May 17. The winner will be announced on the Senior Class Gift Facebook page on May 5.

Elmore (SED’87) will also present several student awards—from the Scarlet Key Society, the Community Service Center, the Student Activities Office, and the BU Alumni Association.

At the end of the program, President Robert A. Brown will announce this year’s Commencement speaker, honorary degree recipients, Baccalaureate and student speakers, and winners of the University’s highest teaching honor, the Metcalf Cup and Prize and the Metcalf Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Senior Breakfast is at 10 a.m. today in the George Sherman Union Metcalf Ballroom, with overflow seating available throughout the facility.

Check back on BU Today this afternoon for an updated article on Senior Breakfast, with the names of the Commencement speaker, honorary degree recipients, Baccalaureate and student speakers, and Metcalf Cup and Prize and Metcalf Award winners.

Seniors can donate to the Class Gift here, with cash, a credit card, or a text to pledge.

More information about Commencement can be found on the Commencement website.

Amy Laskowski

Amy Laskowski can be reached at amlaskow@bu.edu.

3 Comments on Celebrating the Class of 2014 over Coffee at Senior Breakfast

  • Jamie on 05.02.2014 at 5:20 am

    I need a senior lunch and dinner too! Over $200,000 I invested in bu and I get bacon and melon balls…

    • Brian on 05.02.2014 at 10:59 am

      Was someone forcing you to “invest” $200,000 in BU? Or did you choose to apply to BU, choose to attend BU, and choose to benefit from the academic, extracurricular, and student-life offerings of BU? You knew the cost coming in, and if you didn’t want to pay it, you didn’t have to. There are plenty of other colleges out there.
      Boston University gave you more than bacon and melon balls; it gave you a world-class education and a prestigious degree that will result in better career opportunities and higher earnings. That $200,000 was not invested in BU: it was invested in YOU and your human capital.

      • LOL on 05.03.2014 at 1:31 pm

        Lettuce be cereal, the reason to “invest” in a school is because of it’s alumni network which BU does not have.

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