Inspired by a Mentor and those she Mentored

Nan Cormier



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My most spectacular day at UMass Boston was when I videoed Lucia Mayerson David and the students she mentored through the Talented and Gifted Program and Project ALERTA, both talent development programs for Latino and English language learners. I was an amateur videographer for sure, but the sentiments I captured in the video moved me to recognize the profound impact of UMass Boston's mission. The project took on even more meaning for me when Ms. Mayerson David, a UMass Boston alumna, passed away unexpectedly a year after its completion.

25 Years of Transforming Lives: TAG and ALERTA Programs (