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2018-06-07 / Education

Lauren Masset selected to speak at SUNY Empire commencement


Masset Masset Lauren Masset, recreation supervisor for the Town of West Seneca, was selected to speak at the SUNY Empire State College commencement in Buffalo on Saturday.

Masset holds a Master of Arts degree in social and public policy with an advanced graduate certificate in child and family advocacy.

Along with Angelica Rivera, Masset was one of two former students selected to speak at the college’s Buffalo commencement.

Masset earned her Bachelor of Science in community and human services from SUNY Empire in 2015 and an Associate of Arts and Sciences in early childhood education and teaching from Erie Community College in 2011.

She has worked for the town since 2013.

Masset’s responsibilities include researching, planning and implementing a broad range of recreational programs that meet the town’s goals and objectives of providing meaningful programs for the town’s diverse youth population.

Her awards and recognition include the 2017 Buffalo Business First’s 30 Under 30 Award. Masset is a two-time recipient of the SUNY Empire State College Student Service Award, in 2015 and 2017.

Masset currently volunteers as a member of the West Seneca Civic and Patriotic Committee, West Seneca Environmental Commission, Buffalo Creek Oxbow Wetland Field Club and the American Legion Post 735’s Women’s Auxiliary.

Masset is active in the life of the college and currently serves on the 2018 Student Activity Fee Committee and as a mentor and coach with the college’s Student Leadership Institute.

Her past involvement in college community includes completion of the college’s yearlong Student Leadership Institute program and as a member of the Student Alumni Business Club.

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