Joseph E. Roth of Burbank was one...

Joseph E. Roth of Burbank was one of five to receive the 2003 Alumni

Award, the highest honor given by Boston University to its alumni.

The 1970 graduate was honored before a gathering of alumni, students

and parents at a ceremony during the University’s Homecoming Weekend.


Roth founded the Los Angeles-based Revolution Studios in 2000. The

studio has released such films as “America’s Sweethearts,” which Roth

directed, and the Academy Award-winning “Black Hawk Down.”

Prior to founding Revolution Studios, Roth was co-founder and


producer for Morgan Creek Productions and chairman of Twentieth

Century Fox and Universal Pictures. He also co-headed Caravan

Pictures and Disney Studios.

Roth continues to be active in the Boston University community. He

lectured to film students at Boston University and was a host to

students participating in the College of Communication’s Los Angeles

Spring Break Tour. Roth was also the recipient of the 1992 Alumnus

Award from the College of Communication in recognition of his


contributions to the fields of broadcasting and film.

Roth lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Donna, and daughter,

Julia, a high school student. His son, Zachary, is a sophomore at

Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Justin Umpierre of Burbank was inducted into Syracuse University’s

chapter of the Golden Key National Honor Society.

Members must have a grade-point average of at least 3.3 and rank

in the top 15% of the junior or senior class.


Justin is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Julie Marie Fix, the daughter of Thomas Fix of Burbank, has been

named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Washington

University in St. Louis, Mo.

Fix is a graduate of Fargo South High School in Fargo, N.D.