Convocation

Convocation 2021

Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 12:00 p.m. 

Featured Speaker

Lucas McDiarmid '15

Lucas McDiarmid

Lucas McDiarmid is a 2015 graduate of MCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Policy. In 2019, He obtained a master’s degree in Public Administration from Norwich University. After leaving the College, he worked on various political campaigns, served as an administrator with the Committee for Public Counsel Services, worked to promote corporate social responsibility and combat human trafficking with the global non-proft, Verite Inc., and later worked as the development coordinator at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute; helping to create a $1 million net annual fundraising event.

Currently, McDiarmid serves as district director to State Senator Anne M. Gobi, in the Commonwealth’s Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire, and Middlesex District. As a senior aide he manages intergovernmental affairs and grant support, manages the Senator’s portfolio as Senate Chair of the Special Legislative Commission on Agriculture, and works to provide constituent services. During the COVID-19 outbreak, McDiarmid managed the Senator’s response to the pandemic, including working to support local first responders and healthcare workers, requisitioning needed PPE and medical supplies. McDiarmid spends time outdoors with his family and friends. He is actively involved as a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County, and an outings leader with Latino Outdoors, Western Massachusetts Chapter.