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New Student Convocation

Convocation is the formal welcome for all students entering the UMass Lowell academic community. It serves as the ceremonial start for new students, just as Commencement serves as the ceremonial finish for seniors. The event will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. at the Tsongas Center.

2016 Keynote Speaker: Corey Ciocchetti

2016 UMass Lowell Convocation speaker Corey Ciocchetti

An associate professor of Business Ethics and Legal Studies in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, Corey Ciocchetti speaks to thousands of students each year on the topic of “authentic success” and living an ethical life.

In his keynotes, Corey encourages people of all ages to chase the truly important things in life such as a solid character, strong personal relationships and a sense of contentment. These “real rabbits” are compared and contrasted to worldly types of success such as excessive wealth, popularity and prestige. 

Corey graduated with a law degree from Duke University School of Law, a master's degree in Religious Studies and two bachelor's degrees in Finance and Economics—summa cum laude—from the University of Denver. 

In August 2006, Corey won the Charles Hewitt Master Teacher competition at the national meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and, in March 2007, Corey was awarded the “Outstanding Professor of the Year” award by the University of Denver Alumni Association. He was also selected as a finalist for the 2008 “Inspire Integrity” awards. 

He currently teaches classes on Business Ethics, Business Law, Employment Law and Constitutional Law in a department ranked by the Wall Street Journal in the top 10 worldwide for producing students with high ethical standards. 

Corey is the author of the book, "Real Rabbits: Chasing An Authentic Life." A Colorado native, he lives in Westminster, Colo., with his wife Jillian.