Merry and Bright

President Christopher E. Hopey and his wife, Cheryl Lucas, hosted Merrimack’s annual Christmas Celebration Dec. 1, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston.

The event was enjoyed by more than 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 and the Jazz Ensemble.

Christmas Celebration 2017Guests 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 in Lawrence, Massachusetts.