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.

  • Kellsie Howard
    Business Administration - Finance, Management

    Kellsie Howard has managed to achieve a lot in her first two years in the Manning School of Business, including organizing a DECA competition, starting two clubs and working as a co-op at Putnam Investments.

  • Emmy Misail
    English – Journalism and Professional Writing

    Emmy Misail won an Honors College creativity fellowship to draw comic strips under the guidance of an art professor.

  • Alejandro Lopez
    Economics

    The Model U.N. program and a semester interning and learning in Washington, D.C., helped Alejandro Lopez put economic and political theory into practice - and paved the way for a successful career.

  • Tugba Metinyurt
    Community Social Psychology & Applied Psychology and Prevention Science

    Tugba Metinyurt came to UML to study community social psychology and learn how to be a force for positive social change in her native Turkey.

  • Bridget McSherry
    Accounting

    Bridget McSherry seized every opportunity she could while earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting at UMass Lowell, and now she’s ready to begin her career at Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico.

  • Matt Macioci
    Mechanical Engineering

    Thanks to professional co-ops at New Balance and Teradyne, mechanical engineering major Matt Macioci has designs on a future career working with complex machinery.

  • Jessica Kergo
    Political Science

    Honors student Jessica Kergo has landed great jobs and internships – including one with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. She also writes for The Connector student newspaper and advocates for mental health awareness.

  • Karina Cruz
    Public Administration

    Karina Cruz appreciates the flexibility, small classes and in-depth administrative skills she’s learning, from how to change public policy to managing a diverse workforce.