BUA Celebrates 25th Anniversary

On May 4-5, Boston University Academy celebrated its 25th anniversary with two days of events and performances, culminating in a gala at the State Room, Boston, on the evening of May 5. The anniversary celebrations brought together nearly 400 alumni, current parents, parents of graduates, current and former faculty, leaders of Boston University, and friends of BUA to honor the history and achievements of the school. The Friday festivities included a Latin reading by BUA Classics Instructor Kristin Jewell; a retrospective slideshow; the unveiling of a commemorative time capsule; an alumni panel discussion; Senior Thesis presentations; and special classes taught by BUA teachers. At a reception on the lawn of the Academy building, assembled guests had the opportunity to toast departing physics instructor Gary Garber for his 19 years of service to BUA.  On Friday evening, the community enjoyed a special 25th Anniversary Spring Concert with a pre-concert talk by BUA Music... More

Introducing Rhett Jr.!

Hi everyone, I’m Rhett Jr.! You’ve probably seen me around before, on BUA visitor stickers or maybe on a tote bag or t-shirt at the BU Bookstore. But from today on out, get ready to see a whole lot more of me at One University Road! I was designed especially for BUA by Artists for Humanity, an organization based in South Boston whose mission is to “bridge economic, racial, and social divisions by providing under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design.” Pretty great, right? Starting in the next several months, you’ll begin to see me on buttons, magnets, sweatshirts, mugs, Admission material -- maybe even the BUA website. I’ll probably even make an appearance in one of Dr. Betof’s PowerPoint presentations. I guess you could say I’m the unofficial mascot of BUA. Like the Rhett you’re used to seeing around BU, I’m a Boston Terrier. ... More

BUA Seniors Named Boston Herald’s 2018 Winter All-Scholastics Champions

Boston University Academy seniors Juliana Bongiorno ’18 and Andrew Deng ’18 were selected for Boston Herald’s 2018 Winter Prep School All-Scholastics titles for basketball. Bongiorno, captain of the BUA Girls’ Varsity basketball team, led her team to clinch the Girls’ Independent League (GIL) championship title for the first time in BUA history. Deng, captain of the BUA Boys’ Varsity basketball team, is the first BUA basketball player to score more than 1,000 points, and ended this season with 1,010. A two-time All Girls Independent League MVP, Bongiorno averaged 13 points, nine rebounds, 3.2 assists, 4.4 steals and 2.5 blocks a game in her senior campaign. She is a four-time All Girls Independent League All Star and two-time NEPSAC All Star. A four-time MBIL All Star, Deng finished this season with 25.6 points, 2.0 assists, 6.0 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 1.5 blocks per game. Bongiorno and Deng were also named MVPs (Most Valuable... More

Alexander Voeller ’00

After graduating from BUA, Alexander Voeller ‘00 attended the United States Air Force Academy, where he received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Alex holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. Some of his most recent roles include serving as the Engineering Officer aboard USS BOISE (SSN 764). While serving as the ship’s Engineer, he was responsible for the maintenance and operation of the nuclear reactor, engine room, and all of the ship’s support systems. He completed a highly successful six-month deployment to the EUCOM theater of operations. Following his time on the BOISE, he reported to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency where he was J3/7 Nuclear Branch Chief. He conducted seven inspections in the Russian Federation under the auspices of the Plutonium Production Reactor Agreement. These inspections included monitoring Russia’s stockpiles of... More

Dr. Walter Fluker to Deliver BUA Keynote Commencement Address

By emmeyerFebruary 21st, 2018in BUA News and Stories, Homepage News

Dr. Walter E. Fluker (GRS ’88), Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership and Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Initiative for the Development of Ethical Leadership (MLK-IDEAL) at BU’s School of Theology, has agreed to deliver the keynote address at this year’s Boston University Academy Commencement. BUA’s 24th commencement exercises will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 21, 2018 at BU’s Tsai Performance Arts Center. Dr. Fluker is an accomplished author, philanthropist, and educator. In addition to his roles at the School of Theology, he serves as the editor of the Howard Thurman Papers Project, an initiative aimed at preserving the archives of educator, theologian, and civil rights leader Howard Thurman. An expert in the theory and practice of ethical leadership, Dr. Fluker has served as a consultant and workshop leader for various organizations, including the Department of Education, the Department of State, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Goldman... More

Michael Dillon ’97

After graduating from BUA, Michael Dillon ‘97 received both his BA in Government and JD/MBA from Harvard. He worked in management consulting at Bain & Co. before joining the Houston Astros organization in 2012 as Vice President of Strategy and Analytics. In his free time, Michael enjoys running, reading historical nonfiction, and watching baseball (of course). The Houston Astros won the World Series back in October! What was it like to be a part of that experience as a member of the Astros organization and as a resident of Houston?  Having grown up as a huge baseball fan (almost an inevitability in Boston), I feel incredibly fortunate that I get to walk through a Major League Baseball stadium on the way to my office each morning.  I joined the Astros in 2012, in the middle of what would be the second of three consecutive 100+ loss seasons.  We made the postseason in... More

BUA Announces Enhanced Partnership with BU’s FitRec

Boston University Academy has partnered with BU’s Fitness and Recreation Center (FitRec) to offer BUA students broader access to the wealth of physical fitness opportunities that FitRec provides. BUA is committed to collaborating with our colleagues across the University to make BU resources, where appropriate, available to BUA students.  This agreement with FitRec represents the latest step toward more fully taking advantage of the breadth of Boston University’s facilities and resources.  Thank you to Dave Stone, BUA’s director of athletics, and to the leadership team at FitRec for their dedication and hard work over the last several months to bring this enhanced partnership to fruition. Beginning this week, all BUA students 16 years of age or older will have access to FitRec free of charge. BUA’s new agreement with FitRec is in addition to the enhancements we have recently made to our restructured Physical Education program, which gives students a broad range... More

BUA Winter Play: Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

Loyalty. Betrayal. Conspiracy. Murder. Plus sword fights -- lots of sword fights!  Join us for the Winter Play, Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.  All performances will be held in the BUA Black Box Theater.  Performance times are as follows:  Friday, January 19: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 20: 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20: 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 21: 2:00 p.m. Complimentary parking for the Winter Play will be first-come, first-served in the BUA Bridge Lot (Lot H), with overflow at the Agganis Lot (Lot A).