During Pandemic, Medical Interpretation and Translation More Important than Ever, Instructor Tells NY Times

As a medical interpreter at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and instructor in the BU Center for Professional Education’s Certificate in Community Interpreting program, Marta Solis Rodriguez knows that communication is key—particularly when a language barrier lies in the way, and especially when a person’s health and well-being is on the line. Rodriguez has long been […]

Financial Planning Facilitator & Alum Wins “Rising Star Award”

When Phuong Luong was ready for a career change, she turned to the Center for Professional Education (CPE) at Boston University’s Metropolitan College. After successfully completing the CPE Financial Planning Certificate Program, Ms. Luong went on to first earn her Certified Financial Planner™ certification and then founded Just Wealth, a financial planning organization that works […]

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, […]


Genealogy Program Helps Bring Closure to Family of Veteran

The Genealogical Research Program, offered through Boston University’s Center for Professional Education, empowers students to find connections to the past that build meaningful bridges to today. These abilities were seen in action when one Good Samaritan and program alum used the lessons he learned through the class to find the family of a homeless Korean […]

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Death and Taxes: Melinde Lutz Byrne and Sharon Sargent quoted in Newsweek

Melinde Lutz Byrne, director of the genealogical research program at MET’s Center for Professional Education, and forensic researcher and former CPE genealogical instructor Sharon Sargent, were recently quoted in Newsweek. In the article, they discuss why the proposal to limit or block access to the “Death Master File” will not stop tax fraud. Read more […]

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Robert Nahigian quoted in Commercial Property Executive

Robert Nahigian, who teaches Commercial Lease Analysis, in the Center for Professional Education, is quoted in Commercial Property Executive, a national publication. Referring to the challenges that real estate associations face in developing relevant professional education curriculum, Nahigian asserts: You can’t make 100 percent of the people happy 100 percent of the time. The reality […]

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Melinde Byrne, discussing the complexity of modern family trees

Melinde Lutz Byrne, Director of Boston University’s Genealogical Research Certificate program, was on National Public Radio today discussing the changing American family and it impact on tracing family trees. She was also quoted in a New York Times article discussing the complexity of modern family trees. Listen to the conversation here. Read the full article […]

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