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U.S. Senator Scott Brown to Speak at Lasell College Commencement

May 13, 2011


Massachusetts' junior Senator Scott Brown (R), who was elected in January 2010 to fill the term of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, will deliver the commencement address for Lasell College on Sunday, May 15, 2011.

Brown currently serves on the Senate Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Brown served in the Massachusetts State Senate.

Senator Brown is a 31-year member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.

"Scott Brown has shown extraordinary commitment to his country through his years of public service. He will be an inspiration to our students, families and the Lasell community and illustrate the importance of service to others," said Alexander.

Brown began his career in public service as an assessor and then a selectman in the town of Wrentham. He went on to serve five years as a State Representative before being elected three times to the Massachusetts Senate. As a state legislator he advocated for children's and victims' rights, never voted for a tax increase, and worked to promote environmental and good government initiatives.

Senator Brown is a graduate of Boston College Law School, Tufts University and Wakefield High School.

At commencement, which will be held at 11 a.m. on Taylor Field at Lasell's Newton, Mass. campus, Brown will also receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters.


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