Salem State University continues its new tradition by celebrating the newest class of young leaders through the 40 Under 40 program. These remarkable individuals whose achievements positively contribute to making a difference at Salem State, either in their professions or communities, were recognized during Alumni Weekend 2023. A diverse panel of judges representing many areas of the Salem State community selected this class from a pool of talented applicants from the following areas: student life, academic affairs, alumni, and university volunteers. Among this yearâ€™s nominees were Representative Jessica Giannino (â€™14), former Revere resident Eric Lampedecchio(â€™08) and Saugus resident, Dr. Theresa Melito- Conners (â€˜11G).
â€œI am honored to be recognized by Salem State for my achievements in Revere.â€ said Representative Giannino (D-Revere) â€œSalem State is where it all started for me. When I first ran for office in 2011, I was a Sophomore at Salem State and very involved on campus. It was at Salem State that my passion for politics began and where I discovered that this profession allows me to give back to my community in such variety of ways.â€