In Inspiring Commencement Address, Award-Winning Alum Richard DeWolfe (MET’71) Highlights MET as Foundation for Achievement

Richard DeWolfe (MET’71)On Saturday, May 20, 2023, Richard B. DeWolfe (MET’71), addressed graduates at Metropolitan College’s Convocation Ceremony. He also received the 2023 Alumni Award for Distinguished Service to Alma Mater.

“MET is truly a best of the best at BU,” DeWolfe, a major figure in the New England real estate market, said in his remarks. He imparted upon 2023’s graduating class his belief that holding fast to values like honesty, integrity, and fairness while remaining purposeful, disciplined, and determined are key to making one’s own luck in life and successfully striving for achievement. And he credited MET with providing him with the access he needed to progress and grow, in both his career and personal life.

Watch a video of Richard DeWolfe’s 2023 Commencement Address below:

The founder of DeWolfe Companies, Inc., today, DeWolfe is managing partner of real estate investment management firm DeWolfe & Company, LLC.

A committed, longtime champion of BU, he originally joined the University as part of a MET program designed to support returning Vietnam veterans. He later initiated the 1996 “Pulling Together” capital campaign at BU to fund construction of the DeWolfe Boathouse, home to BU’s varsity rowing teams.

He was chair of the Boston University Board of Trustees and is a trustee emeritus. He is a member of the MET Dean’s Advisory Board, and a recipient of BU’s Distinguished Alumni Award (2004) and MET’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession (1991), among other honors.

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