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STCPS Board Member Peggy Strakosch Receives Boston College Alumni Association’s Highest Honor

On Friday, April 6, 2018, Peggy Strakosch (BC Class of ‘85) received the 2018 William V. McKenney Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Boston College Alumni Association (BCAA), at an award ceremony at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. The award was created in 1936 in honor of its first recipient, William V. McKenney, and recognizes a BC graduate whose outstanding service to a chosen profession, community or cause reflects honor on the University.

Peggy has distinguished herself as a loyal and passionate volunteer for the Council for Women of Boston College (CWBC) events and initiatives, particularly in areas that support female undergraduate students. Peggy has served as a co-leader of the CWBC Student Advisory Board and as a mentor in the BC Connections program. Additionally, Peggy has participated as a council ambassador at CWBC-sponsored women’s athletic games and meet and greets and as an alumnae facilitator at Eagle 2 Eagle events for female student athletes.  

While a student at BC, Peggy was a member of the BC Women’s Ice Hockey team and captained the BC Women’s Soccer Team. She has taught in Roxbury, Milton, and for the last 14 years, in the Needham Public Schools, primarily as a kindergarten teacher. She is currently a 4th grade teacher at The Hillside School in Needham.

Peggy has done extensive volunteer work around her love of elementary education and Boston College. She has served on the board at the Needham Education Foundation and currently serves on the boards of Saint Joseph Elementary School in Needham and Saint Columbkille Partnership School. Peggy has supported the STCPS Advancement office as a volunteer for the 2015/2016 school year. She is also a former member of the BCAA Board of Directors.

Peggy and her husband, Greg (BC Class of ‘84), live in Needham and have three children, all of whom graduated from Boston College.