Wednesday, May 12 Doctoral Ceremony

Processional: Department of Music Brass Choir, Daniel P. Lutz, Conductor 
Call to Order: Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs Joseph Hartman
National Anthem: UMass Lowell Chamber Singers 
Welcome: Senior Vice Chancellor for University Relations Patricia McCafferty 
Remarks to the Classes of 2020 and 2021: Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney ’75, ’92 
Greetings from the UMass Board of Trustees: Trustee Mary Burns ’84 
Speaker Introduction: Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Julie Chen 
Commencement Address: William Moylan, Distinguished University Professor  
Honorary Degree and Award Introduction: Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance Steve O’Riordan 
Presentation of Chancellor’s Medal for Outstanding University Support: Vice Chancellor for Advancement John Feudo
Chancellor’s Medal for Outstanding University Support: Larry Siegel
Awarding of Degrees 
  • Provost Joseph Hartman
  • Dean Luis Falcon 
  • Dean James Sherwood
  • Dean Noureddine Melikechi
  • Dean Sandra Richtermeyer
  • Dean Shortie McKinney 
Conferral of Degrees: Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney ’75, ’92 
Closing Remarks: Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs Joseph Hartman 
Recessional: Department of Music Brass Choir, Daniel P. Lutz, Conductor 

Thursday, May 13 

Welcome and Call to Order: Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs Joseph Hartman
Presentation of Colors and National Anthem: Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and Andrew Marshall ’21 
Remarks to the Class of 2021: Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney ’75, ’92  
Greetings from UMass: UMass President Martin T. Meehan ’78 
Greetings from the UMass Board of Trustees: Trustee Mary Burns ’84 
Greetings from the City of Lowell: Mayor John Leahy
Student Address: Jamie Smorczewski ’09, ’21  
Honorary Degree Presentation: Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney ’75, ’92   
Commencement Address: CNBC Senior Analyst Ron Insana
Presentation of Chancellor’s Medal for Public Service and Civic Engagement: Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney ’75, ’92
Chancellor’s Medal for Public Service and Civic Engagement: Market Basket
  • David McLean ’82
  • Alicia Bourque ’07
  • Jeff Lareau ’99
Distinguished Student Awards: Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs Joseph Hartman
Conferral of Degrees: Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney ’75, ’92 
Closing Remarks: Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney ’75, ’92
Message from the Dean
Processional and Diploma Presentation: Department of Music Brass Choir, Daniel P. Lutz, Conductor 

Friday, May 14

Welcome and Call to Order: Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs Joseph Hartman
Presentation of Colors and National Anthem: Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and Andrew Marshall ’21 
Remarks to the Class of 2021: Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney ’75, ’92  
Greetings from UMass: UMass President Martin T. Meehan ’78 
Greetings from the UMass Board of Trustees: Trustee Mary Burns ’84 
Greetings from the City of Lowell: Mayor John Leahy
Student Address: Jamie Smorczewski ’09, ’21  
Speaker Introduction: Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney ’75, ’92   
Commencement Address: Noelle Lambert ’19, founder of the Born to Run Foundation  
Honorary Degree Presentation: Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney ’75, ’92   
Commencement Address: Deepak Chopra, M.D. 
Distinguished Student Awards: Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs Joseph Hartman
Conferral of Degrees: Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney ’75, ’92 
Closing Remarks: Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney ’75, ’92
Message from the Dean
Processional and Diploma Presentation: Department of Music Brass Choir, Daniel P. Lutz, Conductor