All styles of giving: Alyssa Greenwood '98

A perfect fit

Alyssa Greenwood
Greenwood tried on bridal gown sales as an intern, a career that still fits 20 years later.

Originally from Millis, Massachusetts, Alyssa LaPrise Greenwood ’98 chose Lynn as a counterpoint to her small-town upbringing (she was one of only 52 students in her senior class).

“I was ready to branch out and see what the world had to offer,” she said. Greenwood immersed herself in campus activities and became a resident assistant, two of her fondest Lynn memories.

From a young age, Greenwood worked in her father’s Boston print shop and that family work ethic came with her to Lynn. She took an internship with Alfred Angelo Bridal, in customer service. When she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing, she was offered a sales position in the Midwest.

Later, she was a regional sales rep for Casablanca and, in 2010, she and her husband William joined the sales team at AllureBridals & Madison James Prom in Memphis. For the past six years, they have run the company’s top-producing territory.

As suits a sales rep, she loves travel. She visited China for the opening of the Casablanca Bridal Factory. She and William climbed the Great Wall and went to the site of the Beijing Olympics. In the early ’90s, Greenwood had been an American exchange student in Moscow in the middle of the USSR’s collapse, an experience both “thrilling and tumultuous.”

She and William now live on Cape Cod. In her free time, she runs half-marathons (at least five each year) and keeps in touch with the Lynn community, hosting yield events for admission and serving as a member of the President’s Alumni Advisory Council.

“We have a growing Boston area Lynn alumni group that gets together for events throughout the year. I still have fantastic Lynn friendships to this day.”

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think an internship at Lynn would turn into my 20-year career."
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