Hannah Richards, a resident of Swanville, graduated cum laude from Lasell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in fashion design and production.

The undergraduate class of 2021 was honored at a ceremony on Lasell's Taylor Field on Saturday, May 15. Keynote speaker Dr. James E. Muller, an academic cardiologist, entrepreneur, and social activist, delivered the commencement address at all three ceremonies. Muller, a longtime friend and neighbor of Lasell University, co-founded International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War, which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. Muller was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the university.

Reflecting on the weekend's activities, Lasell President Michael B. Alexander welcome the opportunity to celebrate the graduates' accomplishments, both academically and in traversing the difficulties of the pandemic.

"Despite many challenges, Lasell students, faculty, and staff rose to the occasion and continued to teach, work, and learn in-person and remotely," he said. "Ending the academic year by marking the accomplishments of our graduates was, for many of us, the highlight of the year."