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Lasell Honors Two Donors in Dedication Ceremonies

April 29, 2011


Lasell College will dedicate two College buildings this weekend in honor of two donors from the Class of 1949. On Saturday, April 30th at 4:00 PM Lasell will honor Nancy Lawson Donahue, Class of '49 and her husband Richard Donahue for their support for the Nancy Lawson Donahue '49 Center for Creative and Applied Arts.

The ceremony, which will be held at the new Center located near the Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center, honors Donahue who has served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Trustees for many years and is now Trustee Emerita. Donahue is also chair of the College's most recent fundraising initiative for the Center, and she and her family have played major roles in the establishment of The Donahue Institute for Values and Public Life and the Donahue Bookstore. Donahue was a fashion merchandising major at Lasell.

On Monday, May 2nd at 12:00PM, Lasell also dedicates the Joan Weiler Arnow '49 Campus Center in memory of Arnow's generous long-term support of the College. Arnow and her husband, Robert, also established the Joan Weiler Arnow '49 and Robert H. Arnow Professorship as well as a scholarship in their name. Joan served as a Trustee of Lasell College for many years.

The Arnows were also major contributors to the Winslow Academic Center naming the de Witt Ballroom in honor of President Emeritus, Thomas E. J. de Witt. This event will be held in the courtyard area of the Campus Center between Bragdon and Butterworth residence halls.


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