UMass Lowell’s Annual Commencement Eve Celebration 5/16

By Edward Chiu

Faculty and staff are invited to join us during UMass Lowell's Commencement Eve Celebration, our signature event where we reflect on the successes of the academic year, honor the achievements of talented students and welcome alumni and distinguished guests.

The evening includes our annual awards presentation, dinner, cocktails and entertainment and takes place:

Friday, May 16
5 to 8:30 p.m.
UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center

With the event soon upon us, faculty and staff are urged to RSVP and buy their tickets now. Tickets for UMass Lowell employees can be purchased online at the discounted rate of $100 (regularly $125 per person). A portion of this price is tax-deductible and will support student scholarships.

2014 Honorary Degree Recipients

  • Dr. Howard Koh, assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Brian MacCraith, president of Dublin City University
  • Mary McAleese, served two terms as the president of Ireland
  • John Pulichino '67, CEO of Group III International, Ltd.
  • Joy Tong, president and creative director of Group III International, Ltd.

2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

For more information, go to or contact Events Manager Kathleen Sullivan at 978-934-3236.

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement Ceremonies will be held Saturday, May 17 at the Tsongas Center. 

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