Boston College Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences PULSE student Nick Savage ’17 works alongside volunteers.


Serving the Common Good for a More Just World

The Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences is building leaders with character who are ready to make a difference in the world.

In a world overcome with poverty, hunger, and social injustice, it’s beacons of light like Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Nick Savage ’17 who will make a difference and champion Boston College’s Jesuit, Catholic mission. Through PULSE, BC’s signature service-learning program that is often cited as a singular transformative experience by many alumni, Nick found the calling that has changed the course of his life.

“Before PULSE, I knew nothing about homelessness or systemic poverty,” he says, “and I certainly didn’t know how to help effectively.” But after studying works of philosophy and theology and addressing social injustice issues head-on through PULSE with his service at St. Francis House, a homeless shelter in Boston, Nick was inspired to pursue a career of serving the greater good.

“My goals are very much shaped by what I learned in PULSE,” Nick says. “I hope it helps me change other lives.”