December graduates Reply

By Megan Palumbo1851 Co-Editor-in-Chief

While seniors are looking forward to winter break to decompress and prepare for one more semester, some seniors are finishing a semester early and graduating in December. Lasell offers a variety in academic plans that allow students to graduate in three years, or three-and-a-half, giving students the ability to be flexible with their education. 


The senior class reflects Reply

Matt Arias

Lasell College was not a school I always dreamed of attending.  It wasn’t even on my college search radar until early fall of my senior year in high school (2009) when my mom asked me if I had heard of it.  We looked into it and almost four years later, it’s safe to say choosing Lasell was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my young life. More…

Members of the community say farewell to the Class of 2014 Reply

Trish Moran – Area Coordinator

In a few words- I think you are all wonderful people.  Those who know me well know that I tend to say this a lot, but I mean it.   You are some of the most funny, compassionate, and dedicated students I have had the privilege of knowing, and you are a large part of why Lasell continues to impress me.   More…

Student, guest speaker announced for graduation Reply

Joseph Abboud poses among suits he has designed. Abboud will be the guest speaker for Commencement 2014. (Photo courtesy of

Joseph Abboud poses among suits he has designed. Abboud will be the guest speaker for Commencement 2014. (Photo courtesy of

Zachary Gray & Samantha Greaves – Co-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff

President Michael Alexander announced Boston fashion designer Joseph
Abboud and Lasell senior Sara Roberts have been chosen as this year’s commencement speakers. More…

Class of 2013 graduates, says goodbye to Lasell 77

Zachary Gray- Co-editor-in-chief

The Class of 2013 received their diplomas on the afternoon of Sunday May 19, as part of this year’s successful Lasell College commencement ceremony.President Michael B. Alexander opened the afternoon with a speech reflecting on the graduates’ year and looking ahead to the future.

“Armed with your degree, and the life long memories of the Lasell family, you are equipped to face this…world,” said Alexander. “Fight through the disappointment,  frustration, and discouragement  Keep networking…if you persevere,  you will get a job.”

President Alexander saw the graduates’ patience and perseverance throughout the year, whether it was Superstorm Sandy, Blizzard Nemo, the passing of senior Sean Bertanza, or the Boston Marathon bombings. At the end of his speech, President Alexander shared a letter he received from Tom Grilk, executive director of the Boston Athletic Association. Every year, the President receives a letter  thanking Lasell for allowing head athletic trainer Chris Troyanos to serve as medical coordinator, something he’s done for many years. This year, that letter was different. Grilk expressed “deep appreciation” for Chris’s medical support. More…