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“Brian is one-of-a-kind. He’s bright, hardworking, engaged and engaging. I managed Brian at the Executive Leadership Center at Boston University, where he had the daunting task of administering our Continuing Legal Education process – not an easy or attractive responsibility. From day one, Brian transformed the entire CLE process, strategizing and finding smarter, faster and more efficient ways to get the job done. But Brian isn’t just an incredible employee – he’s a caring, compassionate and likeable human being. In short, it was a privilege to work with Brian, and I am a better person because of it.”
– Lauren Hess, now Program Administrator for the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching at Boston University

“I had the pleasure of working with Brian for a semester at Boston College. I was given the task of supervising Brian and I must admit that I was a bit nervous at first since I did not have the slightest idea what supervising a graduate student on my own entailed. However, Brian made it very easy. As a first year graduate student in a new school, Brian adapted well to Boston College. He is very passionate about the work he’s doing in Student Affairs and his future in this field is very promising. Brian truly cares about the students he works with and goes above and beyond whatever the job description states – to Brian, it’s not simply a job, it’s a lifestyle! I’m excited to see what the future holds for Brian – from his caring and compassionate ways to his blunt honesty and straight forward answers, he is an all-around amazing individual and I’m glad I had the opportunity to work with him.”
– Iris Tavarez, Formerly Program Administrator for Community Standards at Boston College

“I was one of Brian’s residents during my Freshman year at Boston College. I can say, with full honesty, that I would have been lost without his guidance and presence as a student support system and floor administrator. Brian’s welcoming personality and his willingness and ability to listen are what made my assimilation into the Boston College community that much easier. As the year progressed, I truly felt that I could go to Brian with any questions or concerns, and that he’d offer his absolute best guidance. He always had some event going on for us to be a part of, inside the residence hall and out, which was great in helping to create a sense of community on the floor. Brian always had his door wide open to encourage residents to get to know him, and to work to get to know his residents better himself. Most importantly, however, Brian was more than just an RA, he was a friend and a mentor at a time when incoming college Freshman needed as many friends and mentors they could get. I wouldn’t have wanted any other RA my Freshman year of college than Brian” – John DeLorenzo, former first-year student.

“Having had Brian as my Resident Assistant in my first year at Boston College, I truly believe that Brian is one of a kind. He brought an unparalleled level of passion and dedication to his responsibilities because he truly enjoys what he does. He has the ability to make an immediate impact on students. Engaging, attentive, straightforward; Brian made me ask myself tough questions about my identity and what I wanted to get out of college. His floor programs were designed to broaden horizons and introduce new perspectives to the residents on his floor. Regardless of the time or the amount of work he had, Brian’s door was never closed. Every time I would enter his room with a question, I would leave not only with more experience than I went in with, but more questions to ponder as well. Brian is the embodiment of what education should be: comprehensive, challenging, and insightful. He creates the sort of relationship that lasts for a lifetime, far beyond when the academic year has ended. Any student who comes to know Brian is a lucky individual to have such a compassionate and knowledgeable person as a mentor and friend” – Kamyar Noori, former first year student.

 

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