Representatives

SGA 2018-2019 Executive Officers 

 Name: James Kappatos '20
 Position: President 
 Major: Communication, Public Relations 
 Hometown: Seekonk, MA
 Email: JKappatos@lasell.edu
 Office Hours: Modays 6-9 p.m.
 Bio: My name is James Kappatos, I am a junior communication and public relations major from Seekonk, MA. I joined the Student Government Association (SGA) my first year at Lasell to enact real change that would benefit the student experience at Lasell.  As President of SGA here at Lasell, I am a part of a small thriving community of multigenerational learners, all In Pursuit of Great which is why I love this institution so much. I can truly reach new heights as I progress through the Connected Learning philosophy at Lasell. When I am not at school, I love to shoot archery, and spend time with my family!

 Name: Mary Fran Hansen '19
 Position: Vice President of Student Affairs
 Major: Communication, Public Relations 
 Hometown: Rochester, NY
 Email: MHansen@lasell.edu
 Office Hours: N/A
 Bio: My name is Mary Fran Hansen and I am a senior communication student here at Lasell. I am the current vice president of student affairs on Student Government. Born and raised in Rochester, NY, I have found Lasell to be my home away from home. I joined SGA my sophomore year as a senator and have enjoyed being apart of it ever since. Working with my fellow students and peers on enhancing the student experience on our campus has been such a special and unique opportunity. One of the many things I love about Lasell is the study abroad department. Because of Lasell's great program, I had the chance to travel and live in Europe for 4 months!

 Name: Corey Zemke '20
 Positon: Vice President of Academic Affairs
 Major: Psychology
 Hometown: Meriden, CT
 Email: CZemke@lasell.edu
 Office Hours: N/A
 Bio: My name is Corey Zemke, I am a junior psychology major from Meriden, CT. I joined SGA because I wanted to be the voice of the students and help to continuously improve Lasell. One of my favorite things about Lasell is the small community feel we have, walking down Woodland Rd. I see all familiar friendly faces. One of my biggest goals for this academic year is to really make sure SGA is hearing from all students at Lasell. A fun fact about me is that I travelled to Vietnam for 2 weeks.

 Name: Olivia Tata '21 
 Position: Vice President of Financial Affairs
 Major: Accounting and Finance
 Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA
 Email: OTata@lasell.edu
 Office Hours: N/A
 Bio: My name is Olivia Tata, I am a sophomore accounting and finance major from Shrewsbury MA. I joined Student Government Association (SGA) to develop my leadership skills, and be a voice for the students of the college. Over the course of being on SGA during the previous year, it amazed me how much we were able to make a difference and positive change within the college. I am passionate about making sure that everybody feels welcomed and that they feel comfortable during their time at Lasell. A goal that I have for SGA this year is to reach out to our community, and encourage everyone that their voices matter and deserve to be heard. It is important to know as Lasell students we are able to make a difference in how we spend our time here. My favorite thing that Lasell has to offer is the multiple opportunities you have to get involved. A fun fact about me is that my favorite flavor of ice cream is Cookie Monster. I look forward to working with and helping clubs during the school year.

SGA 2018-2019 General Senate

Class Presidents

 Name: Henry Santana '19
 Position: Senior Class President
 Major: History and Political Science 
 Hometown: Roxbury, MA and Dominican Republic 
 Email: HSantana@lasell.edu
 Office Hours: N/A
 Bio: My name is Henry Santana, I am a senior history and political sience major here at Lasell and am from Roxbury, MA and Dominican Republic. I joined SGA this past year because I wanted to help bridge the gap between students and the administration. I determined to provide a voice for all students, but also want to ensure that students of color are being heard. On my free time I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends and mentoring young teenagers.

 Name: Kate Kennedy '20
 Position: Junior Class President
 Major: Event Management
 Hometown: Gloucester MA
 Email: KKennedy@lasell.edu 
 Office Hours: N/A

 Bio: My name is Kate Kennedy and I am a junior event management major with a minor in law and business from Gloucester, MA.  When I was elected as Junior Class President, I was excited to be a part of SGA to not only have my voice heard, but follow up that voice by taking action.  It has allowed me to get to know offices and departments across campus, as well as help spread the voices of students. On campus I am also the president of the Campus Activities Board, allowing me to reach an even more vast audience of students.  One thing I love most about Lasell is the relationship between students and faculty! Outside of campus I love to spend time with my family!

 Name: Amanda Hawkes '21
 Position: Sophomore Class President
 Major: Accounting 
 Hometown: Billerica, MA
 Email: AHawkes@lasell.edu
 Office Hours: N/A

 Bio: My name is Amanda Hawkes, I'm a sophomore accounting major from Billerica, MA. My first semester at Lasell was hard; I had trouble making friends and felt I was constantly sitting alone in my room. Once I was able to step out of my comfort zone and start getting involved, my entire experience changed. I wanted to join student government because I developed such a love for Lasell that was difficult for me to get because of how shy I was, and I want to help others enjoy the school as much as I do. As class president, I think I can effectively give the love back to my class and help others find their place here at Lasell. When I'm not at school, I love working at Market Basket, hanging out with friends and playing with my dog Dakota!  

 Name: Elisabeth Ruiz '22
 Position: First Year Class President
 Major: International Business and Management 
 Hometown: Wareham, MA
 Email: ERuiz@lasell.edu
 Office Hours: N/A 
 Bio: Hi everyone! My name is Elisabeth Ruiz and I am an international business and management major from Wareham, Massachusetts. I am the First Year Class President and I wanted to join SGA to be apart of a group that works for the good of the students. I loved being apart of influential groups when I was in high school and SGA looked like a great group of students that could make a real change in the Lasell community. I am passionate about making the first year students feel more comfortable on campus and finding ways to make Lasell feel like home. In my free time, I love to go to the movies and go on adventures with my friends.

Senators

 Name: Elizabeth Chapman '19
 Position: Senator
 Major: Fashion Merchandising 
 Hometown: Pittsfield, MA
 Email: EChapman@lasell.edu
 Office Hours: N/A
 Bio: My Name is Elizabeth Chapman and I am a fashion merchandising major from Pittsfield, MA. I have just recently joined Student Government Association (SGA) this year because I feel that I bring a unique viewpoint to important topics and issues in the Lasell College Community. I love this Campus because I feel that we can accomplish anything that we feel passionately about. When I'm not at SGA you can find me writing for Her Campus or doing theatre in the Boston Area.


 Name: Abbey Coughlan '19
 Position: Senator
 Major: International Business
 Hometown: Randolph, ME
 Email: ACoughlan@lasell.edu
 Office Hours: N/A
 Bio: My name is Abbey Coughlan and I am an international business major from Randloph, ME. Lasell College has become my home away from home, and I am confident that being a student here has made me a better person. One of my favorite things about the school is the connected learning philosophy. It is easy to connect with other students, professors, and the outside world through the school's community environment. I joined SGA my Sophomore year as a Senator, and have continued with my role as such.  I strive to be an active Lasell student and have an impact on bringing change to the campus. A fun fact about myself is that I studied abroad for a semester in Sevilla, Spain!

 Name: Jessica Spillane '20
 Position: Senator
 Major: Fashion Communications 
 Hometown: Waterbury, CT
 Email: JSpillane@lasell.edu
 Office Hours: N/A
 Bio:  My name is Jessica Spillane, I am a junior fashion communication major from Waterbury, CT and I am a senator on SGA. I joined SGA to make a difference on campus. As an RA, I hear a lot of people telling me that they want to see a change in certain things and I wanted to be one of the people that help make it happen. I love Lasell and want our community to love everything about it as well!

 Name: Melaney Jenkins '22
 Position: Senator

 Major: Elementary Education 
 Hometown: Hull, MA 
 Email: MJenkins@lasell.edu
 Office Hours: N/A
 Bio: My name is Melaney Jenkins, I am a first year elementary education major from Hull, MA. I am an avid Boston sports fan and love all things theatre related. I decided to join the Student Government Association here at Lasell to try and make a difference here at the college. I want to make the people on this campus feel accepted and want them to be the best that they can be. I am super excited to be a part of SGA this year and cannot wait to see what this year has in store!

Ex-Officio 

 Name: Victoria Perchenok '19
 Position: Long Distance Lasers (LDL) President
 Major: Entrepreneurship 
 Hometown: Needham, MA
 Email: VPerchenok@lasell.edu
 Office Hours: N/A
 Bio: My name is Victoria Perchenok and I am a senior entrepreneurship major from Needham, MA. I represent the Long Distance Lasers as the President on SGA. As a commuter student, I know that feeling truly connected with the rest of the campus is very important. Being President allows me to help others feel included. On SGA, I am able to voice the opinions of my commuter peers to the rest of the team which is a responsibility that I am grateful to possess. I am hoping that by the end of the year, commuters will able to call Lasell College their second home and strive to their fullest potential on campus.

 Name: Maggie Clukey '22
 Position: Communications Coordinator 
 Major: Event Management 
 Hometown: Westerly, RI
 Email: MClukey@lasell.edu
 Office Hours: N/A
 Bio: My name is Maggie Clukey, I am a first year event management major from Westerly, RI. Something I noticed when coming to Lasell was that my class of 2022 personally didn't feel as connected to the school and the other classes as much as they should be, I asked around and realized that it wasn't just my class who felt that disconnect. I joined the Student Government Association (SGA) this year at Lasell to help try to connect the different class years with each other and the school and provide that two way conversation that needs to be available. As Senator and communications coordinator of SGA here at Lasell, I am a part of a group of different people who all have different goals while being on SGA, which gives the group different perspectives of what we need to get done. We all have different goals, but one goal we have in common is to make this great college as great as it can be, which is something truly special. I feel like I have already made so many connections and learned so much and I haven't even been here that long. Besides being a part of SGA, I am the treasurer of the Class of 2022, the communications coordinator of the Random Acts of Kindness Club, and a part of the Campus Activities Board. When I am not at school, I love to be anywhere that the ocean is, boating, and spending time with my family and friends!

Advisor

Name: Jennifer "Jenny" Granger Sullivan
Position: Director of Student Activites and Orientation and SGA Advisor
Email: JGranger@lasell.edu
Bio: My name is Jennifer L. Granger Sullivan and most friends and family call me Jenny. I am originally from West Springfield, MA and currently live in Waltham, MA. I just moved to Waltham this summer with my husband, Ben, after living in Boston, MA for a decade. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for my undergrad studies in history and graduated from the University of Vermont for my graduate studies in higher education and student affairs administration. I am currently pursuing my doctor in education degree from Northeastern University. I have worked at Lasell College for the last twelve years and have served SGA for nine of those years. I have served as the assistant director of student activities and the director of student activities and orientation. I enjoy traveling and vacationing all over New England, watching TV, listening to music, going for walks, spending time at the beach, going to concerts and shows, and spending time with loved ones.