On a recent Saturday, when the student members of the honors fall book club met to discuss Ben Mezrich’s Bringing Down the House: Six M.I.T Students who Took Vegas for Millions, they had no idea what was in store.
The five facilitators and 90 students who gathered in the Burnell Atrium to discuss casino-related topics were greeted by none other than Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner and BSU alumna Gayle Cameron, ’78. The commissioner discussed her job, the gaming industry, and told the students about the potential locations in Massachusetts for a future casino. These were Raynham, East Boston, Palmer, Springfield, Milford, Plainville, and Everett.
Senior Samantha Defilippe enjoyed Ms. Cameron’s discussion. “She presented casinos in an entertaining way,” she said.
Freshman Joe Costa added: “She was very intelligent and she brought light to the responsibilities of the gaming commission.”
The book club is offered as part of the BSU Honors Program, which offers incentives and resources to enable students to achieve their highest potential as scholars and campus leaders. The Honors Program is located in the Academic Achievement Center on the ground floor of the Maxwell Library. Call 508-531-1378 for more information.