UMass Lowell's Tenth Commencement Set for June 10


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Lowell -- The University of Massachusetts Lowell will celebrate its tenth commencement as a part of the UMass system on Sunday, June 10, 2001.

The ceremony will be held from10:00 a.m. to noon in the Paul E. Tsongas Arena in downtown Lowell.

This year's honorary degree recipients are

… Joseph C. Gandolfo ('66), who retired from the presidency of worldwide manufacturing for Mattel Corporation in 2000;

… Anthony F. Garito, a professor of physics at the University of Pennsylvania and CEO and president of Photon-X Inc.; and

… Theodore J. Leonsis, a Lowell native who is Vice Chairman of America
Online, Inc., and Chief New Product Officer and President of AOL Advanced
Services Group 

Mr. Leonsis will also deliver the commencement address.

At the UMass Lowell commencement, approximately 1,200 Bachelors degrees
and 514 master's degrees will be awarded by the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Health Professions, and Management, and the Graduate School of Education. Fifty doctoral degrees (PhDs, and Doctor of Science, Education, and Engineering degrees) will be awarded.

The Distinguished Alumni Award will be given to Thomas J. Gillick Jr.,
('43). The award acknowledges professional and public service contributions
by University alumni.

The commencement ceremony will also include recognition of students for
academic excellence and University service. The valedictorian for the class
of 2001 will be named, as will recipients of the Chancellor's medal for
Distinguished Academic Achievement.

Receptions for each of the University's colleges will follow the University-wide commencement ceremony.