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River Hawk Scholars Academy

River Hawks Scholars Academy

The River Hawks Scholars Academy is comprised of 95 first-year students from across all colleges here at UMass Lowell. The goal of the program is to increase retention rates, improve academic success, and enhance students’ sense of belonging among this cohort through a combination of academic supports, community-building activities, and the assignment of a dedicated professional Academic Adviser.

River Hawk Scholars are assigned an Academic Advisor, Racheal Shertzer (see information below,) in addition to the faculty adviser they’ve been assigned.

Contact Matthew Hurwitz, Program Director or and Racheal Shertzer with any concerns, ideas, or questions you might have about the Academy.

Academic Advisor