• Joel Brown

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    Joel Brown

    Joel Brown is a staff writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. He’s written more than 700 stories for the Boston Globe and has also written for the Boston Herald and the Greenfield Recorder. Profile

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There are 16 comments on She’s Made Student Employment Her Mission at BU

  1. A truly remarkable and wonderful individual who has done so much for our students and staff! Mary Ann thank you for everything—Wishing you all the best!

  2. A voice from the past in Grant Accounting! Congrats Mary Ann and enjoy every minute of retiremrnt, I am! Thanks for all the years you assisted me with hiring students and the quality of students you referred. I couldn’t do it without you! Again enjoy!

  3. Congratulations to Mary Ann on her retirement after decades of service to the university and her incredible commitment to students. It’s been a pleasure working with you all these years, particularly on the video about the outstanding BUILD program, one of your proudest accomplishments. Well done, my friend. I wish you all the best!

  4. Congratulations, Mary Ann! I will miss your presence on campus, and hope you know your legacy (and your Terrier family!) keeps you close to our hearts and minds. I’ll see you at a future alumni event someday and wish you a well-deserved break and best of fun on your next life adventure!

  5. This is a wonderful tribute for a wonderful colleague.

    Mary Ann, it has been so great to work with you for more than 20 years, and not just because you saved me from many a scrape over those years!

    However, I only learned today that you would have been supporting me behind the scenes when I was a work study student at Special Collections!

    I was a non-traditional transfer student from 1992 – 1994, probably 25 years old. I had been on my own for some time and was borrowing against my future to finish my English degree here at BU. Boston University gave me an incredibly generous financial aid package but I still had to borrow a considerable sum; my work study job was a lifeline. I’m so pleased to know that it was you, Mary Ann, behind the scenes, supporting me during that important time.

    Thank you to Joel and our friends at BUToday for giving me this story!

  6. CONGRATULATIONS Mary Ann! I was truly lucky to work with you as a student at the Student Employment Office so many years ago. I’ll never forget the Quickie Job Board – this was back when it was index cards hung on a wall! Thank you for your service to the University, and best wishes for your retirement.

  7. Congratulations on your retirement, and thank you for everything you have done for BU and so many of us across campus! Wishing you the best, and a well deserved break!

  8. A note to thank Mary Ann for her assistance with my work-study placement and off-campus job opportunities- without either, I wouldn’t have paid off tuition! A decade later, I still refer people to the office if they need staffing support. Thank you again for your service and contributions. Enjoy retirement!

  9. Congrats on your retirement, Mary Ann! I worked with you, Alex and Moira 15 years ago and at the time thought it was funny that my work-study job was getting other students work-study jobs. I ended up loving it. Flash forward a few years and my ability to fill out an I-9 opened the door for me in a career in creative and marketing staffing in LA. I get people jobs for a living now!

    Thank you for your guidance and for helping me find a career I’m passionate about.

  10. Mary Ann’s heart and enthusiasm for her role at BU is contagious. She has served the BU community with integrity and compassion. Mary Ann’s contributions to the community will be a lasting legacy for so many.

  11. Congratulations Mary Ann. What a terrific career. So many students have benefitted from your dedication,
    caring and creativity. Here’s to finally carefree Labor Day weekends!!!

  12. I Never met Mary Ann but from the story on how you did your job at BU, you are a good person. God sent you to help the poor students and colleagues. What a mixed feelings I’m saying congrats on your retirement after an active selfless service to humanity. I never met you before but I’m going to miss you at BU come 2021 because I’m sure I’m going make it. Congrats once again. May we have another kind of Mary Ann at BU.

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