Colin A. Coleman

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Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude

Fordham University, B.A., History

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Rhode Island

Personal Note

In 1903, a 14 year old boy arrived alone at Ellis Island, determined to succeed in this new land. Though possessing only a 3rd grade education, he quickly realized what America had to offer. He soon apprenticed for, and became, a barber in Lawrence, MA. While this trade was more rewarding than those generally available to immigrants, he was not satisfied. He wanted a formal education.

He began to study English and mathematics, as he knew he must first master these disciplines in order to succeed. After several years of self-study, he approached Dr. Alfred Stearns, the headmaster at Phillips Academy Andover. Impressed with the man’s determination and drive, Dr. Stearns allowed him to take the entrance examination. After passing the exam, he was admitted as a 24 year old freshman. His academic performance later earned him a scholarship.

This remarkable man went on to attend Harvard University and Boston University Law School. He practiced law in Wakefield, MA until he was 88. He is Anthony, Colin’s grandfather. Two generations later, Colin shares the same passion for law that his grandfather had.

If you have the chance, ask Colin about his two year Jesuit volunteer experience in the Marshall Islands.