Merry and Bright
President Christopher E. Hopey and his wife, Cheryl Lucas, hosted Merrimack’s Annual Christmas Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston on December 1.
The event was enjoyed by over 1,000 members of the Merrimack community, including alumni, parents, faculty and staff. Guests mixed and mingled while listening to the musical talents of Merrimack student performers, including: Mackappella; the Merrimack Concert Choir (classical to Broadway to contemporary pieces); and the Jazz Ensemble (classic swing to jazz-rock fusion).
Guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvre and an array of food stations in seasonally decorated rooms that overlooked historic Boston Common. Many guests also left with an additional keepsake—a snapshot from a photo booth festooned with Merrimack swag. Alumni representing class years from 1960 through our most recent graduates from the Class of 2017 shared in this Merrimack holiday tradition.
Through the generosity of those in attendance over 600 toys were collected and distributed to Casa Nueva Vida a local homeless shelter located in Lawrence, Mass.