Alumni News & Events

Keep up with your fellow alumni and see what’s happening at MET. Recent class notes are listed below but also appear twice a year in Metropolitan, MET’s online and print magazine.

You may submit your own class note with our Class Notes Submission Form or email

MET Alum, Accomplished Restauranteur Shares Turkey Recipe

November 20th, 2018

MET Alum, Accomplished Restauranteur Shares Turkey Recipe

For 18 years, Worcester’s Flying Rhino Café & Watering Hole has cooked up meals that are as unconventional as they are delicious. Its married co-owners met during their days as students at Boston University, where Paul Barber (MET’87) studied hospitality—even appearing on television with co-founder of the Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy and Certificate in the Culinary Arts programs, Julia Child—and Melina Barber (CFA’87) enjoyed the benefits of close proximity to her beau’s education. “I got a secondhand culinary degree from BU,” she told BU Today. “I learned everything Paul and his friends were learning.”

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Barbers shared their recipe for the Flying Rhino’s Turkey Tetrazzini with BU Today. Find it here.

White House Fellowship Bestowed upon MET Alum

October 18th, 2018

White House

Brian Churchill (MET’09) has been named a 2018-2019 White House Fellow. Conferred on the basis of “a record of professional accomplishment, evidence of leadership skills, the potential for further growth, and a commitment to public service,” the non-partisan program’s mission is to encourage commitments to citizenship and national service. A sergeant with the Los Angeles Police Department, Churchill earned his Bachelor of Liberal Studies at MET through the online Undergraduate Degree Completion Program.


Genealogy Certificate Leads Alum to TV Career

March 21st, 2018

Genealogy Certificate Leads Alum to TV Career

Mary Tedesco’s interest in genealogy began as a hobby. After she and her grandmother traced their family’s Italian origins back as far and as ably as a pair of novices could, Tedesco (CAS’06) signed up for the Genealogical Research Certificate Program offered by BU’s Center for Professional Education, where she honed her skills in forensics, research practices, and evidence evaluation. She says her time in the class saw her grow “from needing and wanting more education to realizing that this was something I could pursue as a career.” The seeds of her interest in family trees bore fruit, and today Tedesco serves as host of PBS’s Genealogy Roadshow, in addition to running the Italian-focused genealogical research firm ORIGINS ITALY.

Read more in BU Today.

Hockey Team Keeps MET Torch Alive at PyeongChang Olympics

February 9th, 2018

Hockey Team Keeps MET Torch Alive at PyeongChang Olympics

Boston University’s Metropolitan College is well represented at this year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, as hockey defenseman Matt Gilroy (MET’09) is suiting up for Team USA.

Gilroy, who earned his Bachelor of Science in Management Studies at MET, earned the 2009 Hobey Baker Award as the best player in college hockey after leading the Terriers to the 2008–2009 NCAA championship, and was named to the BU Athletic Hall of Fame last summer.

Read more about Team USA’s BU connections in BU Today.

Team of City Planning Students & Alums Win International Innovation Prize

January 12th, 2018

Team of City Planning Students & Alums Win International Innovation Prize

A team of Metropolitan College Master of City Planning and Master of Urban Affairs students and alumni were crowned victors at the prestigious 2017 IXL Innovation Olympics, which sees graduate students from around the world compete to creatively solve sponsor-presented challenges.

Graduates Alejandro Delgado (MBA, MUA ’17), David Valecillos (MCP ’14), and Luis Quintanilla (MBA, MCP ’17), as well as current students Ruben Ceron (MUA ’18) and Diego Lomelli (MCP ’18) were all named winners for the plan they devised to develop a business innovation district for the Government of Atlántico in Colombia, and awarded a $4,000 prize for their efforts. The 8-week global consulting competition is co-sponsored by IXL Center and the nonprofit Global Innovation Management Institute.

Learn more about the team’s victory here.