Jasmine Chobanian remembered as a patron of the arts and humanitarian
"Jasmine Chobanian has always been very close to the CFA community. She never missed a concert, an opera, or even a commencement. We will miss her warm smile and her contagious enthusiasm. In many ways, she represents the true arts enthusiast: she saw very clearly the value of art within our communities and always sought to be its advocate. Jasmine was a very dear friend and we will carry her memory with us always.”
~ Dean Benjamin Juarez, BU College of Fine Arts
Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis, a Lowell native, is visiting town tomorrow to pick up an Elliot Norton Lifetime Achievement Award.
I was so thrilled to learn that our esteemed alumna Olympia Dukakis, (SAR ‘53, CFA ’70) will be awarded the Eliot Norton Lifetime Achievement Award. Though she is best remembered for her many film performances and many awards, Olympia is so much more. A true Renaissance woman, she has helped to found two theatrical companies, has appeared on the stage in a diverse range of roles, and has a passionate advocate for women’s rights and the environment. She is a woman who refuses to be labeled, always strives for excellence in her work, and is truly an inspiration to our CFA family.