Second Lasell Student Invited to Edward M. Kennedy Institute Opening with President

Second Lasell Student Invited to Edward M. Kennedy Institute Opening with President

March 25, 2015

Sophomore Jay Franzone, a Contemporary Political Communication major and native of Connecticut, is the second Lasell student invited to participate in opening ceremony events at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate in Boston.

Student Government Association President Jennessa Agnew received word two weeks ago that she would represent her home state of New Hampshire at the dedication ceremony on March 30.

The events will be attended by President Barak Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

The institute has invited two college students from each state to be paired with their U.S. senators and other students to participate in the opening ceremonies.

Franzone applied to participate in the event. He was also one of several students recommended by Lasell Political Science Professor Paul DeBole in a letter to Victoria Reggie Kennedy, President of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute Board of Directors and the Senator's wife, for consideration.

Franzone has been invited to opening events and to possibly sit with current and former elected leaders at the chamber dedication.
He is active on campus as a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and a Resident Assistant, separately he serves as the Communications Director for the National Gay Blood Drive.