2021 Faculty and Alumni Awards

During Alumni Weekend, the College of General Studies honored this year’s faculty and alumni award recipients in a virtual ceremony. Dean Natalie McKnight presented the following awards: The Outstanding Service Award, which recognizes service to the college above and beyond the call of duty was awarded to John Regan The Peyton Richter Award, which honors […]

Seven Questions with Alum Noah Caust

An avid leader, learner, and 2006 Capstone Award winner, Noah Caust’s (CGS’06, SHA’08) time at CGS helped him discover the true strength of his interpersonal skills. With a passion rooted in finance, his journey has taken him from a Student Ambassador to a Manager in Sales. We spoke to Noah about how his life has […]

Seven Questions with Alumna Lauren Weinberger

Since graduating from BU in 2017, Lauren Weinberger (CGS ‘15, COM ‘17) has launched a successful career in advertising. Before graduation, she was a CGS Dean’s Host, a member of the Hillel student board, and an active student in COM organizations. We spoke with Lauren about her CGS foundation, how she found her career path, […]

Unprecedented Times: Tom Whalen on the Fierce Urgency of the 2020 Election

With the news that President Donald J. Trump had just tested positive for Covid-19 having just broken earlier in the day, CGS Associate Professor of Social Sciences Thomas Whalen predicted that based on historical precedent, former Vice President Joe Biden would be elected President this November, while admitting that this election year is anything but […]

Seven Questions with Alumna Lola Adeosun

Lola Adeosun (CGS’16, CAS’18) majored in English, was a CGS Dean’s Host, and interned with the state of Massachusetts. Now, she’s bringing her passion for education to a career at a nonprofit supporting school funding in Washington, D.C. We caught up with Lola to talk about her career, her aspirations, and how CGS helped her […]

Seven Questions with Alumna Elizabeth Agneta

Elizabeth Agneta (CGS’13 & CAS’15) used the College of General Studies as a foundation to launch a career in medicine. We caught up with Elizabeth in her third year of medical school to talk about what her time at CGS meant to her and how it has shaped her life. What have you been doing […]

Seven Questions with Alumna Chelsea Bray

Since Chelsea Bray (CGS’11, CAS’13) graduated from BU in 2013, she’s been all-in on higher education. Her time at CGS helped to foster a lifelong love for research and learning that she’s now channeling into both a Ph. D. in editorial studies and a law degree, with the ultimate goal of using the law to […]

Seven Questions with Alumna Phoebe Gittelson

Phoebe Gittelson (CGS ‘12, COM ‘14) is a musician and poet who sees law as “the highest form of poetry.” She’s now pursuing a law degree at CUNY School of Law, where she’s an advocate for environmental justice and equitable access to food. 

Your authenticity is your power

Nancy Katz is a career coach & trainer, entrepreneur, authenticity advocate, CGS alumna and mother of two college graduates. On Feb. 18, she spoke to CGS students about navigating college to career, happiness, and well-being.