Jason Norman comes from a French-Canadian family in Lowell, but his ability to speak French really took off after a summer study abroad program in Paris.
A research assistantship helped Liz Ejaife continue into the Master’s program in Community Social Psychology – and gave her valuable research experience.
The scholarships and financial aid Ruchika received from UMass Lowell helped tremendously in keeping her education affordable.
Honors chemistry major Abigail Giarrosso found a work-study job her freshman year in the lab at the Toxics Use Reduction Institute. Now she’s helping develop and test a safer paint-stripper – with great success.
Nutritional sciences major Catherine York seems to excel in all that she does.
Sam Aikins transferred to UMass Lowell because he wanted a greater challenge – and a place he could make his mark.
Kelsey McDonough’s Emerging Scholar research on modernist women’s literature is taking her places.
Nairoby Gabriel is graduating with an Honors College degree in Political Science after only one year at UMass Lowell, where she participated in Model UN for the first time – and was named an outstanding delegate.
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.
Rimonda Maroun is doubling up on research and teaching experience as she pursues her Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice.
Moniphal Bing was able to study abroad in Cambodia, which his parents fled before he was born, through a new partnership with the American University of Phnom Penh.
Julie Lun is the first in her family to attend college – and she wants to help other first-generation students start on the path to better lives.
As a UMass Lowell freshman, Matthew Desmond decided he wanted to be a math teacher and got hands-on experience through innovative teacher-training programs like UTeach and Jumpstart.
Matthew D’Angelo loves to solve problems—and he’s great at explaining how he does it. That’s why he’s majoring in math and enrolled in the UTeach program.
Ianna Hondros-McCarthy knows that you don’t have to travel far, or mortgage your future, to get an excellent education. She says, “Coming to UMass Lowell was the best possible decision for me.”
Marlon Pitter came to UMass Lowell from Connecticut because of the campus’ diversity, urban environment and strong music program.
Casey O’Neill didn’t originally want to follow in her parents’ footsteps and study accounting at UMass Lowell. Now that she has, she couldn’t be happier with her decision.
In just three years, Commonwealth Scholar and UMass Lowell alumni, Mark Lalli graduated with a B.S. in chemical engineering. Because of his research opportunities at the university, he was able pursue a Ph.D.
Tyler Farley has found much to satisfy his appetite for politics on campus and off, from serving in student government, to campaigning for Marco Rubio, to attending the Republican National Convention and more.
The Honors College offered Peter Larsen a chance to explore outside his major, giving him a true liberal arts education and changing his career plans. Then DifferenceMaker helped him realize his dream of providing unique and inexpensive prosthetic hands to kids.
During his six-month co-op at iRobot, Kevin Dibble was a full-time member of the software team – and he developed an automated testing system for a universal robot controller.
Rajia Abdelaziz wants to run her own smart jewelry company – a goal that’s well within reach thanks to a research co-op and involvement with the Society of Women Engineers.
Research and community are important to Steven Jacek. Fortunately, he’s found opportunities for both on campus.