NewsDec 11, 2017

Celebrating Lesley's achievements in 2017

A look back at top news of the year

Four pictures from the year: students at graduation, President Weiss at the podium during his inauguration, students hold the new Lesley flag they designed and a closeup of Tally the therapy dog.

Lesley had an eventful and newsworthy 2017 — from our faculty, students and alumni to the university overall!

For his inauguration, President Jeff Weiss received a warm reception on a wintry day. Alumna Sydney Chaffee became the National Teacher of the Year, a first for a Massachusetts teacher, and student Jesse Sparks' inspirational story went viral.

We've rounded up 10 of our top stories to give you on overview of the amazing people and events we've highlighted in the Lesley community this year.

sky view of campus
Sep 5, 2017
Philanthropy will fund 140-seat screening room, spur expansion of College of Art and Design animation and more
President Jeff A. Weiss delivers his inaugural address on March 25, 2017.
Mar 25, 2017
Social justice challenges and opportunities woven throughout historic celebration
High school teacher in front of the classroom
Apr 21, 2017
Gov. Charlie Baker and others on hand at Huntington Theatre to honor Lesley alumna
Jesse Sparks receives his diploma from President Jeff Weiss
Jul 21, 2017
Jesse Sparks '17 worked tirelessly to achieve his dreams, inspiring kids along the way
Lesley’s Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige and her son, Matt Damon, are pictured at the Save our Schools Rally in Washington, D.C.
Sep 11, 2017
Join Professor Emerita Nancy Carlsson-Paige and her son, Matt Damon, for documentary and roundtable on privatization and education reform
Students Michael Coleman, Raine Ferrin and Christine Lopez Corado hold the new Lesley flag that they designed.
Sep 19, 2017
Our first flag embodies growth, movement and community
Threshold students prepare to graduate.
May 6, 2017
Graduates leave program with new independence, lifelong friendships
A closeup of Tally the dog.
May 13, 2017
The Counseling Center's resident pup is a favorite on campus
Graduate students stand at commencement
May 20, 2017
Honorary degree recipients, student speakers highlight need to fight injustice
Teacher and students in the classroom, reading a book on the floor
May 4, 2017
Six Things all Teachers Should Know