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.
Business Administration - Marketing, Management
Participating in the 2017 Miss Massachusetts USA pageant helped bolster business student Keana-Grace Danier’s confidence and drive, which she sees helping her future sales career.
Jared Socolow turned his own struggles into a research project that he will present at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science.
Criminal Justice, UMass Lowell Police Sergeant
When UMass Lowell Police Sergeant Frank Sullivan isn’t keeping the campus safe at night, he’s working on his master’s degree in criminal justice, helping raise three teenagers and training for a marathon.
CTSS Intern/International Business Major, 2018
Through her internship with CTSS, Nicolette and 4 others students developed and launched an award-winning non-profit Countering Violent Extremism program.
Political Science & History
Nicholas Gates took advantage of every possible opportunity at UMass Lowell, including a semester abroad in Belfast that led to his decision to attend grad school in Denmark.
Psychology, minor in English
Alexandra Deckoff-Jones is earning her undergraduate degree in psychology—including doing original research on accommodations for students with disabilities—entirely online, through the Division of Online and Continuing Education.
Management and Finance
Boscaja's choice to attend college close to home gave her the opportunity to travel across the globe, making connections that will serve her well after graduation.
Valeria Saldana knew she had found a welcoming community from her first visit to campus.