Read about students who transferred from other institutions to find their home at UMass Lowell.
Abigail Hans becomes the first student to represent Manning School of Business’ Beta Gamma Sigma chapter at the international business honor society’s Global Leadership Summit.
The Honors Program at Middlesex Community College helped Andrea Patino Galindo master English – and transfer to the Honors College at UMass Lowell.
Angela King Lines is already on the front lines of fighting crime as a manager at Walmart. She says her degree in criminal justice helped prepare her for her next fight: reducing the backlog of DNA tests in rape and murder cases.
Asad Elmi has long been fascinated by the financial world. Now that he’s been immersed in that world in a sales and marketing co-op position at Putnam Investments, he’s ready to make it a career.
Carla Gonzalez Hidalgo is a full-time student and her family’s sole support. Yet she finds time to volunteer for causes she believes in.
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.
Transferring from BU into UML's biology program set Cathleen Huang on course for medical school.
A former carpenter sidelined by the recession, Christopher Ingemi went back to school at Middlesex Community College and then transferred to UML. Now, thanks to his job in a lab, he’s completed his master’s in civil engineering and found a great job as a bridge designer.
Taking advantages of opportunities outside the classroom has helped Christopher Nunez succeed at UMass Lowell.
Chummeng Soun is documenting the traditional dances of his native Cambodia with support from the Center for Asian American Studies and the Southeast Asian Digital Archive.
Cora Casteel says mathematics will help her with a career in policing and criminal justice policy.
Dana Ibrahim chose UMass Lowell for its peace and conflict studies program, which lets her combine classes across the social sciences and humanities to suit her goal: to become a diplomat and aid refugees.
Marine Corps veteran Daryle LaMonica is on the fast track to becoming a doctor through the UMass Medical School Baccalaureate to M.D. Pathway Program.
David Todisco says his political science classes, internships and experiences through UML's partnership with The Washington Center are helping him forge a political career.
Honors student Denia Taylor has overcome many challenges in order to pursue a degree in political science. She plans to take up a career that allows her to combine legal training and philosophy.
Devon White, a recent graduate of the Autism Studies program, is helping to run a new, affordable and comprehensive autism treatment center in Kuwait. She says great faculty mentors and all the research opportunities she got, starting as an undergraduate, prepared her for the post.
Honors student Edina Hirt faced hurdles from learning English to battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma while working toward her degree. Still, she won an award for her dedication to community service.
Studying abroad in London convinced business student Emoni Baffour ’18 to return to the UK for graduate school and pursue her passion for a career in the fashion industry.
Flore Stécie Norcéide won an Oprah Winfrey Scholarship to study computer engineering here.
Honors student Franchesca Arias is passionate about studying abroad after completing a summer program in Valencia, Spain.
James Aung is the executive director of SayDaNar, a refugee organization he co-founded. He plans to return to Mayanmar, his home country, when he graduates.
Accounting major Jeanine Buonopane, who has cerebral palsy, plans to one day help people with disabilities learn to become more financially successful.
Katie McGourty took advantage of UML's Bachelor’s-to-Master’s program and completed her master’s in one year. She landed a job with Pfizer Inc. in the inflammation and immunology department before she graduated.
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.
Kelsey McDonough’s Emerging Scholar research on modernist women’s literature is taking her places.
Business administration major Keviana-Joy George transformed from a shy transfer student to an outgoing student leader who is on track for a career in human resources.
Laura Cabrera's studies in philosophy and psychology have given her great personal insight - and the confidence to pursue a creative career in music, art and dance.
Lauren Gary transferred to UMass Lowell to study psychology and work with people with disabilities. Thanks to faculty advice, she entered the bachelor’s-to-master’s program in autism studies – and found a job in her field before finishing her undergraduate degree.
Lindsay Blount is a full-time Honors College student, military spouse and mom – but she still found time to pursue a partnership with the Thoreau Institute.
It took Lisa teDuits 27 years to earn her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. She pursued the paralegal option for better job opportunities – and to set a good example for her sons.
A research assistantship helped Liz Ejaife continue into the Master’s program in Community Social Psychology – and gave her valuable research experience.
Mary Everett combined her interest in environmental science with a love of writing. An honors fellowship gave her the support to write a group of short stories – which won her admission to a top-ranked M.F.A. program in creative writing.
Matt Murphy quit vaping after a two-year addiction. Now he speaks out against teen vaping every chance he gets.
Maxwell Aaronson transferred to UMass Lowell for that “big school experience” and the Honors College.
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.
Mya Neary won an honors fellowship to learn more about running an urban farming nonprofit. Now she’s volunteering with Mill City Grows while developing her own business plan.
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.
Neil Oliveria, already a grandfather, is pursuing degrees in history and education so he can embark on a new career as a teacher.
Nicole Hayek came to the Manning School of Business to prepare for a career in marketing. Along the way, she's been able to fulfill her passion for music.
Nina Petropoulos landed a job with a Lowell nonprofit after a service-learning internship, thanks to her strong writing and website development skills.
The Lawrence Lin MakerSpace is where Omar Abdelaal works on the drone for his senior capstone, and where he became inspired to start an eNABLE chapter in his native Egypt.
Honors student Patrick Martin is studying political science to change drug policy.
Sam Aikins transferred to UMass Lowell because he wanted a greater challenge – and a place he could make his mark.
Sarah Herrick’s studies and many internships prepared her for a job working with troubled teens.
After a life-changing health scare, Sean Flaherty recommitted himself to academics. He graduated from the Manning School of Business with a perfect 4.0 GPA and landed his “dream job” at a water sustainability company in New York.
For this sound recording technology grad, it’s all between the ears.
Business student Shaymus Dunn got hands-on accounting experience – and an unexpected visit to the NASDAQ stock exchange – during his summer internship at EverQuote.
Shruti Jain came to UMass Lowell for its hands-on teaching approach. She’s gotten lots of opportunities to apply what she’s learning – as well as a coveted internship with Red Hat.
UMass Lowell was love at first sight for business major Tan Nhat Nuynh, a native of Vietnam, who is making the most of his opportunities in and out of the classroom.
Toronto native Thalia Petsis juggles Division I soccer with business studies — and a bevy of extracurricular leadership roles.
Thomas Baldwin is pursuing a history degree while planning a career in law.
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