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The Best of 2021

December 31, 2021

2021 marked another year of historic achievements and meaningful progress at Lasell University. Here are the top headlines from the past 12 months:

Equity badgeJanuary
Lasell joins Boston Consortium for Higher Education
Education students earn professional badges acknowledging equitable and inclusive classroom practices

Michael B. AlexanderFebruary
Students accepted into COSMA honor society
Op-Ed: President Alexander on how to begin rooting out higher education's inequities (University Business)

Michael Woo, Lasell Newman Civic FellowMarch
Lasell names first nominees, selects representative for Newman Civic Fellowship
Once, Twice, Three Times a Winner! Lasell students emerge victorious at American Mock Trial Association (AMTA), DECA, and Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) competitions

Brett Walberg (NYT image)April
Food for All: Lasell opens dry pantry on campus in conjunction with Newton Food Pantry
Lost and Found: Lasell alum and adjunct professor featured in New York Times for helping return $10,000 flute to its owner


UBelong Mural DedicationMay
UBelong mural lights up campus
Classes of 2020 and 2021 honored at commencement ceremonies
Lasell Athletics establishes Chi Alpha Sigma chapter

Welcome to RUNWAY 2021June
The Show Must Go On: RUNWAY 2021 features work of 100+ student designers, event managers, and models
Lasell celebrates Juneteenth (Video)

Campus in summerJuly
Lasell receives largest gift in University history
Between Semesters: Lasell hosts professional, recreational, athletic, and academic groups on campus

Field hockey teamAugust
Lasell Athletics prepares teams for in-person, on-campus play during preseason activities 
Leaves magazine launches spring/summer issue, with stories on the pandemic and alumna Natalie Gillard '05

Les Modes Magnifiques bookSeptember
Les Modes Magnifiques: Lasell alumnae publish Rococo-era fashion history coloring book
Dr. Lynne Celli appointed Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS)

Longe School dedication

October
Michal Longe '95 School of Business dedicated at official ceremony
Journey to the Javits Center: Students and alumni work at, buy merchandise at Coterie NYC

Lasell Village photoNovember
Lasell establishes professional partnership with Belfast Giants hockey team
College Living Isn't Just for Students: Lasell Village highlighted in AARP story
Lasell Votes increases campus civic engagement

ALPFA logoDecember
Dr. Derek Pinto named Vice President for Finance and Administration 
Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) chapter takes root at Lasell