The Lasell Visiting Alumni Program.
The Lasell Visiting Alumni Program brings alumni home to Pomfret to share their time, talent, knowledge, and real-world experiences with students and faculty. Visiting alumni typically spend two or three days delivering presentations, hosting small group discussions, and engaging with students informally.
This year's visiting alumna is documentary filmmaker Caroline Waterlow ’91.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Caroline was not able to join us on campus this year. We expect she will reprise her role next year, and we will look forward to welcoming her to campus.
Waterlow is an actress and an award-winning filmmaker. In 2017, she won an Oscar for producing the ESPN film O.J.: Made in America. Part character study, part social history, the documentary follows Simpson from his early days as a star running back in the NFL, into the tawdry, media-obsessed trial that captured the country's attention in the 1990s, before finally turning to the Nevada prison where Simpson is serving a 30-year prison sentence for robbery and kidnapping. In addition to O.J.: Made in America, Waterlow's film credits include Cutie and the Boxer; Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon; and Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush, which earned her an Emmy in 2008.
Funding for the Lasell Visiting Alumni Program is made possible through the generosity of Chester Lasell ’54. “I was heavily influenced by my education at Pomfret," Lasell says. "With its caring faculty and its ability to cultivate a student’s creativity and independence, I learned the value of listening to and learning from others. It just seemed natural to create a program that would benefit the students in the same way.”