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Zachary Hamilton

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Hometown and State:
Glenburn, Maine

Minor: Sports Communication

Why did you choose to attend Lasell?
The second I stepped foot on campus and saw the environment, both physical and cultural, I knew I was going to Lasell. I grew up less than 10 minutes from the University of Maine in Orono. Lasell reminded me of there, minus the extra 10,000 students. Being in the Boston area was a long desired dream of mine.

What activities are you involved in?
I have been involved with the Lasell College Tennis Club, Intramural Basketball (I might be 5’4” but I make a great coach) and Lasell College Barry Price Club. In addition to these, I am a Co-President of Tomorrow’s Teachers, the Education Club on campus.

Any internship you have done?
I have completed three semester long education placements. The first being second semester Freshman year with the Williams After School program. Then, I completed two semester long placements sophomore year. One was in Brookline as part of a school’s special education learning center and the other semester in a 7th grade Social Studies classroom in Waltham.

What has been your favorite Connected Learning project/experience so far?
My favorite Connected Learning experience was during Freshman year English. My professor took us to Lasell Village, the retirement community that is affiliated with Lasell for one week. The class would conduct a cross generation experience and discussion with the residents related to our final project for the class.

What has been your favorite class at Lasell?
I can’t pick just one. American History 124, Education 110, and Communications 209 (Journalism) have all been extremely delightful to be in. I’m a huge American history fan and the class structure reminded me so much of my high school teacher and the class made me feel nostalgic. Education 110 made me feel at home in my new major, I had come in as a Sport Management major, and that first class second semester freshman year after switching made me realize I had made the right decision. Finally, journalism was taught by one of the nicest people on this planet, Professor Franklin.

Do you have a favorite Lasell professor or mentor?
I have four favorites: Professor John Dirlam, an adjunct History professor who teaches American History, Dr. Claudia Rinaldi, the Chair of the Education department, Professor Marie Franklin, who is a 25 year veteran of the Boston Globe, and Professor Victor Bisson an English Adjunct. They all have different qualities that I love. Professor Dirlam is one of the smartest American history specialists I know. Professor Rinaldi is easily the most charming and caring individuals I know. Professor Franklin’s knowledge and dedication to her field is so genuine and it rubs off on her students. Finally, Professor Bisson is the first English professor to actually take the time to teach me how and when to use a comma.

Where is your favorite place to hang out on campus?
Boomers. While the outdoor basketball court is quickly rising now that I live on that side of campus, nothing beats the late night boomers trips with friends. Whether it is to just take three or use dinning dollars to get a chicken wrap, the amount of fun times, conversations, and food eaten makes boomers my favorite spot on campus.

What do you like to do off campus or in Boston?
Between all the sporting events and Natick Mall trips, it is amazing I have any money left. I go to the Celtics on average of once a month when they are in season. I also go to the Tampa Bay Lightning whenever they are in town to see University of Maine Alumni Ben Bishop. I also take in a game or two a year at Fenway and have the College season ticket to the New England Revolution which is the best purchase I make all year.