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.