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

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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.”


The PULSE Program is just one example of the life-changing opportunities that breathe life into the mission of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences: to build leaders with character who are ready to make a difference in the world. This coming academic year, PULSE will celebrate 50 years of educating students like Nick for social justice. This good work depends on continued support from alumni, parents, and friends like you.

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