• Susan Seligson

    Susan Seligson has written for many publications and websites, including the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, the Boston Globe, Yankee, Outside, Redbook, the Times of London, Salon.com, Radar.com, and Nerve.com. Profile

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There are 21 comments on SED’s “Point of Light” Bids BU Farewell

  1. Congratulations and best wishes for this new exciting phase in your life! Thank you for all you have done for BU, SED, BPS, and the countless students you have influenced.

  2. Congratulations, Ruth, on a terrific job done so gracefully over the years! Your legacy will live on as those who have benefitted pay it forward.
    Very best to you as the next chapter opens up!

  3. I first met Ruth in 1986 as I was an incoming Boston Scholar. Like so many of the students she has advised and helped over the years, I am truly grateful for her commitment to her students. Beyond her direct work with hundreds of Boston Scholars over her career, she brought numerous outreach programs to Boston University (Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math Science, GEAR UP, and A+ Academy) which have helped thousands of students prepare for and earn college degrees. I count myself luck to call her a mentor, colleague and friend.

    1. The true measure of an educator is one’s ability to inspire others. Ruth has done just that for Mike, for me, and for so many others. Congrats on a well-earned retirement!

  4. As a person who directly benefitted from Ruth’s dedication, I’m so happy to see her accomplishments published for all to see. She was a point of light for me and a huge part in my success, so thank you Ruth and enjoyed your well deserved changes to come!

  5. You have truly been a guiding light to so many kids. You have done so much to help generations of students that may not have had anywhere else to turn. Have a wonderful retirement Ruth.

  6. When you work in educational access and opportunity you change the trajectory of people’s lives. I have known Ruth since 1994 as a BU student and continued to develop a relationship with Ruth as a staff member of Upward Bound. She once called me an “honorary Boston (Menino) Scholar”, but I am the one who is honored to have worked with Ruth through the years. Her contributions to Upward Bound and the Collaborative Office have changes the lives of communities.

  7. Your work and dedication to important values have had a lasting impact on so many young people. Thank you and enjoy many new ventures and special times ahead! Doug

  8. I have known Ruth Shane since I was a BU scholar in the class of 2005. She was such supporting and encouraging presence at such a crucial time in my life. She is an inspiration and I hope she enjoys her retirement to its fullest.

  9. I would like to offer congratulations and best wishes to Ruth Shane. Enjoy your well deserved retirement.

    Boston High School Scholar recipient – 1990

  10. Ruth, Thank you so much for all your help during my years at BU. Congratulations on your retirement! I truly would not be where I am today, in higher education, without you as one of my role models. All my best, Jenny T Boston Scholar Recipient -1994

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