Britney Gengel

Britney Gengel photoBritney grew up in Rutland, Mass., and had a deep love for her family and friends. Described as high-energy, confident, charismatic and entertaining, she was a real social butterfly who always had something to say and told it like it was.

As her freshman advisor, communication faculty Stefanie Powers saw amazing potential in Britney, a Journalism major: “From our first encounter, I knew that Britney was destined to succeed. She was one of those extraordinary and gifted students who will forever have a special place in my heart.”

Journalism was not just Britney’s major, but also one of her passions. She was a storyteller at heart, which was evident in her contributions to iPulse, the student newspaper, and her work in broadcast journalism, where she was often seen with microphone in hand interviewing fellow students and professors. She dreamed of being on TV.

While at Lynn, Britney, who would have turned 20 years old on Jan. 21, triumphed academically and socially. She was a true inspiration to the Lynn community and the community at large.

Britney was a true leader, a genuine person who cared deeply and had an increasing passion for helping others, which led her to volunteer for the Journey of Hope trip to Haiti. She said she wanted to change her major to Human Services.