Founder’s Day reflects on university traditions

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President Micheal B Alexander speaking at Founder’s Day.

By Madison Raffone – Copy Editor

Founder’s Day took place in the STC on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event celebrated the founding of Lasell and its 168th year as a college and recently, a university. There were artifacts, food, film, and a speech from President Michael Alexander.

The event was held on the main floor of the STC and included snacks, apple cider and free Lasell t-shirts, provided by the Student Alumni Association (SAA) and the Student Government Association (SGA).

SAA played a role in Founder’s Day by providing a survey with trivia questions about Lasell. The randomly chosen winner would win free school merch. Junior Briana Muller and first-year Spencer Fulone managed the table and assisted with the survey.

“This will definitely be something students learn years from now, the first year here founded as a university and the transfer from college to university. The institution’s making history every year so it’s important that we keep the history going,” said Fulone.

Alongside SAA was SGA, where they had a table to hand out free t-shirts and provide information about the event itself. Senior public relations major Jimmy Kappatos helped promote the experience. “The fact that we’re a university now just goes to show that we’re standing here today and we’ll continue to stand for years to come,” said Kappatos.

The Archives Librarian, Adam Schutzman, had a table with over a dozen artifacts from the years at school. Schutzman hand-picked which artifacts he thought best displayed the qualities of Lasell. One of the items was a time capsule from previous years and a new one to commemorate traditions and memories that belong to this school.

President Alexander made an appearance at the event and socialized before he made his speech to those in attendance, many surveys were filled out and food went quickly. Founder’s Day reminds Lasell of how far the community has come.

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