Class of 2013 graduates, says goodbye to Lasell 74

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…