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Lasell Officially Breaks Ground for Donahue Center for Creative and Applied Arts

June 21, 2010

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President Michael B. Alexander, State Representative Kay Khan, Nancy Lawson Donahue '49, Yolanda Cellucci, and RoseMary Fuss, vice chair of the Lasell Board of Trustees.

On a recent warm, summer evening, members of the Lasell community gathered for the official groundbreaking for the Donahue Center for Creative and Applied Arts.


The building is named for Lasell alumna Nancy Lawson Donahue '49, trustee emerita who, along with her husband Richard, gave the lead gift for the creation of the new building. The building is part of Lasell's Bridge to the Future fundraising initiative.

Members of the community in attendance included President Michael B. Alexander and his wife Mary Barbara Alexander, members of the Donahue family, members of the Board of Trustees, local dignitaries including State Representative Kay Khan, Yolanda Cellucci, Honorary Co-Chair of the College's Bridge to the Future fundraising initiative, members of Lasell's administrative team, Lasell staff, and representatives from the architect, contactor and finance firms for the building.

The new arts center will house state-of-the-art classrooms, faculty offices and will become the permanent home for the Lasell Fashion Collection.

Donahue, who is co-chair for the new fundraising initiative, and her family have been major supporters of the College over the years, providing funding for the Donahue Institute for Values and Public Life and the Donahue Bookstore.

The Donahue Center for Creative and Applied Arts is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2011.


 

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