PHOTOS: COM Day 2016 inspires students through speakers, alumni Reply

By Tristan Davis and Rosemary Leger

The fourth annual COM Day on March 8 promoted the theme, “Spotlight on Storytelling,” and attracted crowds of students and community members. The day’s events included a social media panel, speed networking session, and keynote address from investigative reporter Michael Rezendes.

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Professor Michael Laramee moderates the Social Media Strategies panel, which consisted of Chris Antinowich (Pilot), Len Mead (Comcast Boston), Andrea Goodman (Be The Change), Fei Wu (independent podcaster), and Zac Veirra (Major League Baseball).

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Distinguished speaker Dr. Brenda Wrigley of Emerson College shakes hands with COM Day director Professor Luis Lopez-Preciado.

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Dr. Wrigley is the Associate Processor and Department Chair of Marketing Communication at Emerson College.

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The speed networking session featured professionals from Cradles to Crayons, Automata, Simply Direct, and Massachusetts Sports Marketing Office.

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COM Day reeled in countless students for both speakers, and over 50 for the speed networking session.

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Keynote speaker Michael Rezendes meets with Vice President of Academic Affairs Jim Ostrow before his presentation.

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Rezendes won a Pulitzer in 2003 for his work in uncovering the child abuse scandal within the Archdiocese of Boston.

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Rezendes took time to speak with students following his presentation at Lasell College’s fourth annual COM Day.

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Professor Marie Franklin introduces the alumni panel, which featured recent graduates Brianna Robbins, Arianna St. Pierre, Matt Arias, and Ryan MacLeod.

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Students from Professor Franklin’s Journalism II class interviewed the alumni panel in front of a packed de Witt Hall.

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