LOWELL -- The University of Massachusetts Lowell last week honored alumni who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment in their fields.
Formerly known as the Francis Cabot Lowell Awards, 2012 University Alumni Awards ceremony, held Thursday at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, paid tribute to one graduate from each of the university's seven schools and colleges and recognized a recent graduate. The event served as a fundraiser for student scholarships.
- Rich Miner (1986), partner, Google Ventures. He earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in computer science at UMass Lowell.
- Steven DiNoto (1994), manager of Global Security Operations Center, Apple Inc. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in criminal justice at UMass Lowell.
- Jim Regan (1988), president and chief executive officer, Digital Federal Credit Union. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration at UMass Lowell.
- Alice Bonner (1989-master's), director of the Division of Nursing Homes, Office for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She earned a master's degree in nursing at UMass Lowell.
- Linda FitzPatrick (1968), retired senior vice president and national director, BNY Mellon. She earned a dual bachelor's degree in education and English, and a bachelor's and master's degree in accounting at UMass Lowell.
- Bob LeFort (1983), chief executive officer, Ember. He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at UMass Lowell.
- Michael Jarvis (2006), who teaches algebra and science at the Lowell High School Freshman Academy to students who have learning disabilities. He earned a dual bachelor's degree in management and marketing at UMass Lowell.