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Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker visited the college's Lowell campus this week, and spent nearly two hours chatting with student leaders about getting involved with their communities, entrepreneurship, and leadership development skills.

The visit emanated from a Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce dinner that two students from the Paul Sullivan Leadership Institute attended with college administrators.  The students - Eno Adoghe and Gillian Nsuh, both of Lowell, listened intently as Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker spoke to the roomful of business leaders.  But it was when Baker's wife, Lauren, spoke about engagement work that she does with a Massachusetts non-profit - the Wonderfund - that the two students really got animated.

They asked if they could chat personally with Mrs. Baker, and did so backstage, but the conversation had to be abbreviated because of time constraints.  Mrs. Baker promised to follow up, and sure enough, with an official invite from MCC, came to campus this week to continue the dialogue with a larger audience.

 

MCC student stars from the Student Union Government Association (SUGA), the Leadership in Action class, the Entrepreneur Club, the Women's Leadership Club, and the Asian Connections program joined fellow classmates for the back-and-forth question session.

 

Mrs. Baker challenged the students to take risks and not be afraid to change course and try something different if an initial plan of study or employment takes an unexpected detour.

The First Lady also invited all of the students to explore internship opportunities with the administrative program of their interested area of study at the Massachusetts State House.

As always, our students are our best ambassadors, and did us proud once again in an engaging, informative, and hopefully education dialogue with the First Lady of Massachusetts government!

 

A special shoutout to Eno and Gillian for daring to take that first step and ask the questions to help broaden their own horizons!

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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 12:00 PM by MCC Blog Admin

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