THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, MAy 17, 2024 Page 3 ~ The Advocate Asks ~ Andrew James Whitcomb talks about being awarded a Chancellor’s Medal for Student Service last weekend at UMass Lowell commencement exercises Editor’s Note: For this week’s interview, we talked to former Saugus Town Meeting Member Andrew James Whitcomb – the third in a Saugus family of quadruplets to graduate from UMass Lowell in the last two years. His sisters Collette and Diana graduated last year. His brother, Bryce, plans to complete his undergraduate degree within the next few years at UMass Lowell. Andrew’s graduation last Saturday was special, as he received the Chancellor’s Medal for Student Service, which is awarded to members of the graduating senior class who have made outstanding contributions to the university. This could include involvement with clubs and organizations, campus programs, leadership positions or other activities that improve the quality of life for students. Andrew, 23, was selected to represent the 75,000plus students from the five UMass campuses as a student advisor to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education for the 2022-23 academic year. He attended monthly meetings and helped to steward the 29 campuses in the state’s public higher education system. Last Saturday, he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Andrew is the son of Precinct 4 Town Meeting Member Maureen Whitcomb, a single Saugus working mother, who Andrew said has made a lot of personal sacrifices to create a better life for her children. Besides serving on Town Meeting, Maureen is also a memtion. A: I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a dual concentration in Management and Marketing. In December I am set to finish my MBA at UMaASKS | SEE PAGE 5 Eastern Bank Building on Rte. 1S 605 Broadway, #301 * Saugus (781) 233-6844 www.bostonnorthdental.com A FAMILY THAT VALUES EDUCATION: the Whitcomb quadruplets with their mom at last weekend’s UMass Lowell Commencement Exercises. Pictured from left to right: Collette, Maureen, Andrew, Bryce and Diana celebrated Andrew’s graduation. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) ber of the Saugus Housing Authority. She is also working on a college degree for herself. Since an early age, Andrew has taken an active interest in local and state government. He hosted the “Know Your Town” cable television program for Saugus TV. He would attend town meetings with his mom, whose cousin is Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. By age 10, he was holding campaign signs for family friends who were running for select board or school committee. When he was 14, he was on the steering committee for State Representative candidate Jennifer Migliore, a Saugus Democrat who ran against State Rep. Donald Wong (R-Saugus). Migliore later invited Whitcomb to Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government to speak to her seminar about the power of smalltown government. Highlights of this week’s interview follow. Q: Briefly, please tell me about your college educaDr. Priti Amlani Dr. Bhavisha Patel * Restorative Dentistry * Cosmetic Dentistry * Implant Restoration * Zoom Whitening * Teeth in a Day - All on 6 * Invisalign * CEREC Crowns (Single Visit Crowns) * Root Canal Treatment * Sedation Dentistry ~ Full Mouth Rehabilitation ~ Before After Window Glass & Screen Repair

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