Twisha Mohapatra says her experiences in the River Hawk Scholars Academy and the Honors College have boosted her confidence, taught her leadership skills and set her up for academic success.
Veyli Ortiz Solis earned a B.S. in criminal justice in just three years – with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Neyder Fernandez is finding ways to be politically active, from campaigning for Joe Kennedy to serving on a citizens’ advisory board for Lowell police.
Clinical Assoc. Prof. Edgar Torres was the first in his family to go to college. Now, he’s a mentor to first-year, first-generation college students.
River Hawk Scholars Academy News
Returning students will notice several changes across campus this fall, including the new Global and Professional Studies Center opposite University Crossing, refurbished instructional and research labs, and the addition of outdoor amenities such as hammocks, Adirondack chairs and covered bike racks.
Convocation formally kicked off the 2021-22 academic year for 2,600 first-year and transfer students — and also served as a belated welcome to campus for sophomores who spent last year learning remotely.
This summer, a UML support program for first-generation college students is piloting a “First to Launch” program on campus for incoming first-year students. With support from two recent grants, the River Hawk Scholars Academy is also expanding its services to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
UMass Lowell hosted a new College Exploration Seminar this summer for local high school students. It was designed to introduce them to the world of higher education while also giving them an in-person look at the UMass Lowell campus.
UMass Lowell’s nationally recognized program for first-generation college students is expanding its services with the support of a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation.