Local Student Presented at Connected Learning Symposium

Another Cape student thriving at Lasell College

The Lasell College Connected Learning Symposium on December 4, 2018 featured events and presentations including performance art, an athletic training clinic, business negotiations, a mock trial, and more.

Shelly Wolfe, a Fashion and Retail Merchandising student from Forestdale Massachusetts, presented "The Future of Fashion -- Smart and Adaptable," based on group research conducted in a course on sustainability in the fashion industry.

Cassandra Starling, a student from Dennis Port Massachusetts, presented "Defiant Footwear: Designing Everyday Shoes to Accommodate Leg and Foot Disabilities."

Elisabeth Ruiz, a International Business student from East Wareham Massachusetts, presented "Corporate America: Social Responsibility Analysis."

Diana Milkey, a Fashion Design and Production student from South Dennis MA, presented "Dare to Care: a Service-Learning Project to Impact Poverty and Food Insecurity."

The Connected Learning Symposium at Lasell College occurs twice a year to showcase student work tied to real-world clients and applications outside of the classroom. The event has run since 2002, though this fall's was the first to take on a theme - diversity, equity, and inclusion - as seen in more than half of the day's presentations.

"This symposium was a special one," said Jim Ostrow, vice president for academic affairs. "Students were poised, confident, and creative educators for our community. In praising student work, we also celebrate the superb work of our faculty."

The next Connected Learning Symposium will take place in April 2019.

The day featured events and presentations including a professional business negotiation for the location of the 2032 Olympics, an athletic training clinic, performance art, sustainable fashion design, media ethics, crime theory, intergenerational genealogy, and more. To learn more about Lasell College and its Connected Learning Symposium, visit https://www.lasell.edu/academics/connected-learning/connected-learning-symposium.html.

For more information contact: Samantha Mocle, assistant director of communications at [email protected] or at 617-243-2386.


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