Commencement

Academic Awards 2014

Trustees' Key

The Trustees' Key is the highest recognition accorded to baccalaureate graduates and is awarded to students who have completed all four years of baccalaureate study at the University with academic records of 4.00. This year's Trustees' Key recipients are:

  • James Patrick McDermott, Civil Engineering, Francis College of Engineering
  • Courtney L. James, Biology, College of Sciences

University Scholar-Athlete

The University Scholar-Athlete Award is conferred upon a male or female athlete who has attained the highest cumulative average among students who have participated in varsity athletics for four years at the University. The minimum eligibility requirement for this award is a cumulative average of 3.00. This year's University Scholar-Athlete recipient is Benjamin Pare, College of Sciences, Biology.

Chancellor's Medal for Distinguished Academic Achievement

The Chancellor's Medal for Distinguished Academic Achievement is presented to a student(s) in each of the undergraduate colleges who has attained the highest cumulative average for baccalaureate study. The minimum eligibility requirement for the Chancellor's award is a cumulative average of 3.60 for a minimum of 60 qualitatively graded semester credits at the University of Massachusetts Lowell immediately prior to degree completion.


2014 Chancellor's Medal for Distinguished Academic Achievement
Victoria Lee Crenshaw College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences English
Brittany Anderson College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences English
Jacinta Uzoigwe College of Health Sciences Clinical Lab Sciences
Kimberly Christine Howell Manning School of Business Business Administration
Daniel Joseph Cook Manning School of Business Business Administration
Courtney L. James College of Sciences Biology
James Patrick McDermott Francis College of Engineering Civil Engineering
Per Onsager Francis College of Engineering Civil Engineering
Robert Gengler Division of Online and Continuing Education Information Technology

Student Awards

The Chancellor's Medals 2015

Each year UMass Lowell acknowledges graduating undergraduate and Continuing Studies and Corporate Education students committed to the area of student services and those students who have made a significant contribution to community service. The University awards up to eight Student Service medals and eight Community Service medals upon the recommendation of members of the University community. 

Congratulations to the 2015 Recipients of the Chancellor's Medal for Student Service and Community Service!
2015 Chancellor's Medal for Student Service
Name College or School Major
Keval Bhagat Manning School of Business Business
Kayla Coluci   Manning School of Business Accounting & Finance
Phillip J. Geoffroy     College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences    Political Science
Allen Iem             Manning School of Business Accounting & Corporate Finance
Ibrahim Lahlaf Manning School of Business Marketing & Management
Genesis Peralta       College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences English
Christopher Tran Manning School of Business Business Administration
Idaresit Uko College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology

2015 Chancellor's Medal for Community Service
Name College or School Major
Lindsey Burgess       College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology
Catherine Charles College of Health Sciences Nutritional Science
Kevin Desjardins Francis College of Engineering Civil & Environmental
Hector Rivera College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology
Rachel Saunders  College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science
Michelle Wojcik     College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Criminal Justice & Psychology

Commencement Student Speakers 2015

Congratulations to Qurat Ann '15, B.A. - Criminal Justice, who was selected as the student speaker at the Morning Commencement Ceremony, and Marina Parker '15, - Mechanical Engineering, selected as the afternoon speaker by the Speaker Selection Committee for the Class of 2015. The committee chooses five to six finalists and invites those students to deliver their three minute speech before the committee. All speeches must be original works of the student. Speeches submitted to the Committee are done so with the understanding that they may be printed on the Commencement website.