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.

  • Melanie Carignan
    Education

    Melanie Carignan is so enthusiastic about the undergraduate education major that she volunteered to be the College of Education’s first alumni ambassador.

  • Jacob Gomes
    Community Health

    For Jacob Gomes '13, playing rugby in his sophomore year was the turning point that changed his life.

  • Daniel Espinola
    Biology - Biotechnology

    Daniel utilized the services of the Career & Co-op Center frequently and found the experiences quite useful. Currently, he is a Manufacturing Associate at Lonza Biologics.

  • Michelle Garcia
    English – Creative Writing

    Michelle Garcia, a rising spoken word poet, is also learning how to write poetry for the page.

  • Karthik Bhandary
    Business Administration, Management and Marketing Concentration

    Because of the Career & Co-op Center… I was able to effectively prepare myself academically as well as professionally and learn key skills to build a strong foundation for myself.

  • Daniel Parravano
    Finance

    Manning School of Business MBA student Daniel Parravano began working as a real estate agent as an undergraduate to help pay his way through school. Now he is ready to make his mark in the world of commercial real estate.

  • Julio Hernandez
    Computer Science

    Through a co-op with the Information Technology Office, computer science major Julio Hernandez leveraged CRM experience to build a line queue management system for the Solution Center.

  • Alex DiBuono
    Electrical Engineering

    Alex DiBuono turned his own experience with chemotherapy into an honors capstone project in electrical engineering.