Dream big and work hard. That's the River Hawk way. UMass Lowell students pursue  their passion for learning in the classroom and beyond. They are each unique but are united in their drive to make a difference. Here are some of their stories.

  • Brian Richard
    Biological Sciences

    Brian Richard sees the importance of diversity on campus.

  • Josh Santana
    Music Education, Community Music

    Josh Santana’s passion for community music grew from the UMass Lowell String Project.

  • Michael Doane
    Chemical Engineering, Biology

    Honors student Michael Doane has won several prestigious fellowships and scholarships for his cancer-related and biofuel research. He says UMass Lowell does a great job of structuring both classes and learning experiences that build on one another.

  • Monica Kong
    Public Health

    The River Hawk Scholars Academy, a support program for first-generation college students, gave Monica Kong the confidence she needed to succeed – and lead.

  • Beatriz Martins
    Marketing and Management

    Honors business student and MLK award-winner Beatriz Martins has learned the value of resilience.

  • Michael Aloisi
    Education

    Michael Aloisi always knew that he wanted to teach. The College of Education is helping him discover all the ways that he can do it – even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Annie Cary
    Biological Sciences

    Annie Cary found herself wading through lakes in search of stickleback fish as part of her immunology research.

  • Joyce Vega
    Education

    Joyce Vega is grateful for all of the scholarships she was able to apply for through UML’s scholarship portal.