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    John O'Rourke

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There are 4 comments on Marsh Chapel’s Annual “This I Believe” Sunday: Grads Share Journeys of Faith at BU

  1. I remember with gratitude Tom Batson’s grandfather, Tom Trotter. Tom was both mentor and shepherd of the many students who were part of the Student Christian Association at BU while he was doing grad work at the School of Theology. In the summer of 1953, Tom drove Peggy King and myself (the student leaders of the SCA) to Berkeley for the national Student YMCA-YWCA leadership school. He assured us (New England isolates) that there was more to the country after Chicago! Tom did great drawings of the BU Terrier, which we posted all over campus under the heading “Hockey for Mental Health” to boost attendance at the BU games in what is now Northeastern’s hockey arena. Tom promoted a wide variety of programs that encouraged students not taking religion courses to expand their horizons – and he was a lot of fun. I read his grandson’s words with very fond recollections of Tom and Gania. – Dick Yeo, CAS ’55 (and grandfather of Ellie Yeo, CAS ’22).

    1. Thank you Richard Yeo! What a gracious remembrance of my parents. We are honored you took the time to listen to Tom’s “I Believe” and to share your thoughts! Tania Trotter Batson (SFA now CFA ’89 MusM)

  2. Dick Yeo @ I remember you well! Tom continued to believe in campus ministry. His belief in “Loving God With One’s MInd”…the title of his book has been the core of his life and ministry. You and Peggy were important to his growth at Boston University. We are so proud to be the Godparents of “young” Tom who graduates with honors in two degrees..B.A. in English (like his Dad and B.M. in Music like his Mom.

  3. There was a hush during Marsh Chapel’s weekly interdenominational service Sunday, May h, as five members of BU’s Class of 2019 stood before the congregation and shared personal reflections about their spiritual journeys as undergraduate and graduate students at BU.

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