H. Michael A. Lasko
Business Administration Career
Before Michael Lasko of Seekonk enrolled at Bristol Community College he was working 60-plus hours as a trash collector. He was unhappy with his work and knew that he wanted more out of life. He said, “Frankly, I do not believe anyone could be satisfied with their position in life when the job is to pick up trash 14 hours a day.”
He enrolled at BCC taking a couple of courses a semester in Attleboro. After his son was born during his first semester, Michael reports that he became motivated to not just finish school but to excel both in coursework and college service. He took most of his degree program at the Attleboro Center, where he worked as a student ambassador, assisting College administration. He was elected to the Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society. Michael also received both the Silver Shield Award and was inducted into the the Sceptre and Scroll Society. As his Service-learning project, he led a group of students to create the Attleboro STEM Education Scholarship, raising nearly $2,000 in scholarships. He graduates with an associate in science in business administration, with a 3.9 G.P.A., on June 1.
As of last November, Michael no longer works for a trash company. He has accepted a position as a distribution manager with Panera Bread, a Fortune 500 company, overseeing logistical operations for New England and New York. He has also been accepted to Bryant University on an Archway Scholarship and will be majoring in Management.
He has no doubt that without the experiences in the Business Administration Program and lessons learned at BCC, none of his career advancements would have happened. “Since enrolling at BCC, I have dramatically improved by economic standing and my career potential.”