• Sara Rimer

    Senior Contributing Editor

    Sara Rimer

    Sara Rimer A journalist for more than three decades, Sara Rimer worked at the Miami Herald, Washington Post and, for 26 years, the New York Times, where she was the New England bureau chief, and a national reporter covering education, aging, immigration, and other social justice issues. Her stories on the death penalty’s inequities were nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and cited in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision outlawing the execution of people with intellectual disabilities. Her journalism honors include Columbia University’s Meyer Berger award for in-depth human interest reporting. She holds a BA degree in American Studies from the University of Michigan. Profile

    She can be reached at srimer@bu.edu.

  • Cydney Scott


    cydney scott

    Cydney Scott has been a professional photographer since graduating from the Ohio University VisCom program in 1998. She spent 10 years shooting for newspapers, first in upstate New York, then Palm Beach County, Fla., before moving back to her home city of Boston and joining BU Photography. Profile

  • Jackie Ricciardi

    Staff photojournalist

    Portrait of Jackie Ricciardi

    Jackie Ricciardi is a staff photojournalist at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. She has worked as a staff photographer at newspapers that include the Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Ga., and at Seacoast Media Group in Portsmouth, N.H., where she was twice named New Hampshire Press Photographer of the Year. Profile

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There are 5 comments on “This Is My Stepping-stone.” 553 BU First-Generation College Students Welcomed into Honor Society

  1. Love, love, love this!
    It’s absolutely heartwarming to recognize and celebrate all the achievements of our first gen Terrier community. Congratulations to all the inductees, and special thanks to Maria Dykema Erb, the Newbury Center and our Tri-Alpha advisors for Monday evening’s touching and inspiring event.

  2. Congratulations to these amazing graduates and to all the first-gen students at BU. You inspire me and so many others! Thank you for your courage, your passion, and your perseverance! I hope all of you will continue to succeed in your professional lives and feel deep fulfillment in your lives.

  3. Love this article and all the inductees. Congratulations to all inductees and all 1st-gen students! Best wishes for a bright bright future!

  4. What an amazing endeavor. Is there any possible way for First Generation alumni to get into this group? I would be interested in sharing my experience too. MV, School of Education, Class of 2011

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