Commitment to community is a core value of UMass Lowell. We strive to prepare students to succeed in college, and to become lifelong learners and informed citizens.
Maura Walsh '80, health care administration alumna and former leader of a 15-hospital health care system in Texas, returned to campus recently to share her experience managing a command center during and after Hurricane Ike.
Eagle-TribuneThe first UMass Lowell satellite campus opened in Haverhill several weeks ago and about 75 students already are enrolled in night classes.The Haverhill campus offers bachelor's degree programs in business, criminal justice and psychology, but college officials anticipate the offerings will expand. Courses can be taken in Haverhill, or online, so that students can accelerate their programs if they wish.
For her first honors class at UMass Lowell, plastics engineering major Brianna Atwood wanted to do community service. She called a neighbor, the nun who is principal of the St. Patrick School in Lowell, and soon had a dozen student volunteers tutoring in multiple languages.
The university’s new Urban Agriculture Greenhouse, run in partnership with Mill City Grows, will be a testing ground for water and energy efficiency — while also providing food for the local community.