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Nancy L. Donahue Celebration of Arts

The Nancy L. Donahue Celebration of the Arts showcases the work of talented UMass Lowell student actors, designers, musicians, visual artists and creative writers. Started in 2015 by former Chancellor Marty Meehan, this celebration recognizes the unique power of the arts to inspire us, tell our stories and bring us together to create a better future.

This year, we honor the significant contributions of philanthropist and Lowell native Nancy L. Donahue ’13 (H), who for decades has been a champion of the arts in our community. 

The Nancy L. Donahue Celebration of the Arts

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

5 p.m. – Reception & Showcase
$25 per person
Coburn Hall, Room 255
Art & Design & Digital Media exhibition  
6-7 p.m. - Program Part I
Coburn Hall, Room 255
  • Welcome  
  • Theatre Arts staged reading of scenes from “Alone, Together” 
    Edited by William Davies King 
    Directed by Melissa Allen ’15
  • Poetry reading – Creative Writing students 

7:15-9 p.m. – Program Part II 
Free and open to public
Durgin Hall, Concert Hall 
Music Concert & Ceremony
  • Music Program I 
  • Student Awards for Excellence in the Arts  
    • Music 
    • Theatre 
    • Art & Design 
    • Digital Media 
    • Creative Writing 
  • Champion of the Arts Award 
  • Intermission  
  • Music Program II 
Sponsored by the College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences