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College Celebrates Founder’s Day with Alumni/Student Event, Reception

November 12, 2015

Happy Birthday Lasell College. To commemorate the date of the first class held on campus in 1851, the Lasell community is invited to celebrate at two events on Friday, November 13.

A Founder's Day reception for faculty and staff will be held in Valentine Dining Hall from noon to 2 pm and a Student/Alumni Founder's Day Trivia event will be held in the evening at 6 pm in the Campus Center.

Dr. Donald Winslow, who wrote the College's history and passed away in 2010, said in a 2009 interview that he determined the first day of classes while conducting research in the Lasell archives.

"Since there was no actual day (of acknowledgment) set by Edward Lasell - the founder of the school - we decided that it was appropriate. The first Founder's Day was celebrated November 13th, 1981 - which was the 130th birthday celebration," he said.