College to hold memorial service for student Lucas Flint in late March


Lucas Flint died in the hospital on Dec. 18 after being struck by a drunk driver on his walk home from work. Photo courtesy of Susan Flint

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor

The college plans to memorialize late Emerson student Lucas Flint in a service on March 29 from 3-4:30 p.m., according to a Student Government Association official.

SGA Spiritual Life Commissioner Ann Zhang announced the service’s date and time at an SGA Joint Session meeting on March 12. Zhang said the event will most likely take place in the WERS live performance space in the Ansin building.

Flint, a visual and media arts major, was hit by a drunk driver on Dec. 15 while walking home from his job at the Laugh Boston Comedy Club. He was transported to the hospital and died several days later on Dec. 18. Flint’s story moved Kate Mueth, a parent of Emerson student August Gladstone. She started an annual scholarship fund in Flint’s memory.

Lucas’s mother, Susan Flint, held a memorial funeral mass on Dec. 28 at Saint Francis of Assisi Church in Braintree. Susan Flint worked with President M. Lee Pelton and Campus Chaplain Rev. Julie Avis Rogers to plan the school memorial service for Lucas after midterm exams.

Susan Flint did not immediately respond to a request for comment.