Collegian Summer 2022
Head of City Fresh Foods Nurtures People, Elevates Profits
CEO Sheldon Lloyd (’84, Questrom’86) works to build wealth among staff while feeding the community
CGS Alum Launches Mental Health Platform with Selena Gomez
Daniella Pierson (’15, Questrom’17) says her own mental health journey inspired her to start Wondermind
The Battle for Reproductive Rights
Following the Supreme Court decision on abortion, Shwetika Baijal (’07, UNI’09) is organizing a national response for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Alumni Share Fond Memories on CGS’ 70th Anniversary
Reflections on inspiring faculty, fulfilling projects, and finding love in the CGS halls
CGS News Briefs
New Minor Lets Students Pursue Diverse Passions
First graduates with a minor in interdisciplinary studies made a podcast on critical race theory, examined the role of color in ads
CGS Expands Undergraduate Research Program
Research on antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Boston’s waterways is one of more than 50 undergraduate projects funded each year
Alumni Updates: Check Out the Latest Class Notes
From advanced degrees to book launches to retirements… See what’s happening in the lives of CGS alums
From Our Community
Lucasfilm’s Janet Lewin Talks Technology
Film and television exec discusses Star Wars and how special effects help to create new stories in a galaxy far, far away
BU Scholars Honored with University Teaching Awards
From BU Today
CGS Master Lecturer in Rhetoric Kathleen Vandenberg wins Gitner Family Award for innovation in teaching with technology
BU Women’s Soccer Taps Casey Brown as Head Coach
From BU Today
The CGS and COM alum takes over from Nancy Feldman, who helmed the program for 27 years
- My Big Idea: A Small Business That Paid for College
- CGS’ Alyse Bithavas Honored with Academic Advising Award
- Meet the Four Alums Who Made the Forbes “30 Under 30” and New “50 Over 50” Lists
Latest CGS News
News & Announcements
Upcoming Alumni Events
CGS Cocktail Reception in Washington, D.C.
September 15, 2022, 6–9 pm | Lola’s Barracks Bar & Grill, 711 8th St. SE, Washington, D.C., 20003
Join Washington D.C., area CGS alumni for an evening of good conversation, cocktails, and a school update from Dean Natalie McKnight. This reception will set the stage for continued festivities in Boston as we celebrate CGS’ 70th Anniversary later this fall.
Registration link will be posted here when it becomes available.
CGS Alumni Awards and 70th Anniversary Celebration
September 29, 2022, 4–6 pm | Katzenberg Center, College of General Studies
CGS will be celebrating its 70th anniversary at BU’s Alumni Weekend 2022. The event will also feature CGS’ annual faculty and alumni awards ceremony, where lawyer Mitchell Garabedian (’71, CAS’73) will be honored.
Please register for the event here.
Poetry Reading Series
October 13, 2022, 6 pm | Katzenberg Center, College of General Studies
Join the Poetry Reading Series for a reading and literary journal launch featuring poets Carolyn Forche and David Rivard and cultural critic Houman Harouni. This event is cosponsored by Arrowsmith Press and the BU Center for the Humanities.
More details are available here.