Family and friends of Pete Frates, BC ’07, in addition to other members of the BC community, gathered in St. Ignatius on Friday to celebrate Frates’ life.
Pete Frates, BC ’07, has died after a battle with ALS. A former baseball player at BC, Frates is well-known for his role in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
At the first P.A.C.E. event, Martin Jarmond listened to numerous ideas from students and also touched on the status of the Greater Heights campaign that he launched earlier this year.
Since arriving at BC, Director of Athletics Martin Jarmond has provided a support system for first-generation student-athletes, hosting meet-and-greets and debuting an informative and inclusive panel discussion.
The Office of Learning Resources for Student-Athletes will be renamed the Office of Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS), according to a University press release.
In order to solve the largest issues holding the institution back, which were laid out in the pillars making up the University’s new athletics capital campaign, Greater Heights, Jarmond realized he had been presented with a unique opportunity.
On Sept. 28, Athletic Director Martin Jarmond announced a $150 million capital campaign solely centered around fundraising for Boston College Athletics. It is the largest athletics capital campaign by an ACC school, and it is designed to better develop student athletes.
The athletics campaign—designed to foster student-athlete development, strengthen competitive excellence, increase external engagement, and improve facilities around campus—is the largest of any ACC school.
After participating in a pilot program last year, second-year Director of Athletics Martin Jarmond announced that the school has finalized its alcohol sales at both Alumni Stadium and Conte Forum.
On Wednesday, BC’s new indoor practice facility—a $52.6 million, 115,700 square foot installation, now known as the Fish Field House—was unveiled to the media.