• Prof. Don Leitch holds up something

    Reunions Bring Alumni Back to Campus

    More than 300 alumni came from near and far for the university’s annual Golden Alumni Reunion and a special 50th Anniversary of Civil Engineering celebration.
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  • Heather Makrez, Chancellor Moloney and the Lemoines

    Distinguished Alumni Honored for Their Achievements

    Open-mindedness about learning opportunities, an unwavering commitment to making a difference in the world, and a tireless work ethic were just some of the characteristics shared by recipients of the 2022 University Alumni Awards.
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  • Two young women smile in Days of Giving frame

    Days of Giving Event Inspires Philanthropy

    This year Days of Giving event will take place April 13-14, with a flurry of online engagement and on-campus experiences.
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  • UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney speaks with a student as she walks up the stairs

    Moloney Student Fellowship Fund Established

    Chancellor Jacquie Moloney and her husband, Ed Moloney, established the Moloney Student Fellowship Fund to support students who otherwise couldn’t afford to do unpaid internships.
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  • Kim and Brian Rist

    Rist Gift Endows First UML Deanship

    Inspired by Dean Sandra Richtermeyer’s energy and after conversations with Rob Manning ’84, ’11 (H) and fellow Manning School advisory board members, Brian Rist ’77 and his wife, Kim Rist, committed $3 million to endow the deanship in the Manning School of Business.
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  • Michael and Gayle Johnston

    Alumnus Commits $1M to Make a Difference for Undergraduate Students

    Michael Johnston ’69 recently committed $1 million toward a scholarship endowment he founded in 2007, the Johnston Family Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to students seeking bachelor’s degrees.
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  • Young Black woman smiles over shoulder while working on laptop

    Brooks Automation Develops New Fellowship Supporting Diversity in STEM Fields

    Longtime corporate partner Brooks Automation, a life sciences and semiconductor solutions company in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has established a $240,000 fellowship to support a student from an economically challenged background pursuing a Ph.D. in a STEM field.
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  • Hogan dedication

    University Pays Tribute to Former Chancellor Hogan

    The university paid tribute to former chancellor, William T. Hogan, with the unveiling of space on campus that will serve as a testament to his visionary leadership for future generations of River Hawks.
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  • UML Education Prof. James Nehring with Merrily, a boat he built himself

    Education Professor Rows ‘Merrily’ for Scholarships

    A decade ago, Education Prof. James Nehring cycled across the U.S. to raise money for a scholarship to benefit first-generation education students at UMass Lowell. Now, he’s rowing down the East Coast in a boat that he built himself, in order to double the scholarship.
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  • Philanthropist Luis Pedroso with UMass Lowell Education Prof. Eleanor Abrams

    Education Students Get Paid Experience in Lowell Schools

    The Pedroso Tutors program is providing valuable, paid classroom experience to UML education students as they help elementary school students in Lowell. The program is funded by Luis Pedroso, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who is a graduate of the Lowell Public Schools.
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  • Two students standing in a frame with Days of Giving and dates on it.

    ‘Days of Giving’ Are Back

    After being paused last year due to COVID-19, the university’s Days of Giving are ramping up once again, as an entirely online event on April 14 and 15.
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  • Bernie Battle, Prof. Emertius Dean Bergeron, Don Pierson, Chancellor Jacquie Moloney and Heather Makrez Allen

    Coburn Classroom Named for Beloved Professors

    A group of former students and current faculty and staff got together to raise over $60,000 to name a Coburn classroom in honor of Dean Bergeron, professor emeritus of history and political science, and the late Joyce Denning, his friend and colleague on the political science faculty.
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  • UML supporters pose with Chancellor Jacquie Moloney.

    UMass Lowell Smashes Fundraising Campaign Goal

    UML reached its fundraising goal two years early in 2018 with the single largest gift it has ever received: $5 million donated by alumnus Brian Rist, president and founder of Florida-based Storm Smart Industries, who was already a scholarship contributor.
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  • I Gave sticker

    During Pandemic, University Exceeds Fundraising Goals

    While many colleges and universities around the country lowered their fundraising goals toward the end of the 2020 fiscal year due to the COVID-19 crisis, UMass Lowell surpassed its targets.
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  • Joyce and Jerry Colella

    ‘One Generation Helps the Next’

    Jerry Colella ’78, ’19 (H) joined more than 550 alumni and other supporters who contributed over $400,000 to two emergency funds set up to assist students and sustain essential programs.
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  • Sepia-tone archival photo of group of teachers from early 20th century

    Honor Your Favorite Teacher

    UMass Lowell's new Thank a Teacher campaign supports the renovation of Coburn Hall, home of the College of Education.
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  • Young black woman stands with two older white men

    State Program Boosts Private Investment in Public Higher Ed

    To incentivize private support for public higher education, the Massachusetts Legislature has earmarked $5 million for UMass in the Endowment Match Program, which provides $1 in state matching funds for every $2 raised privately, up to an appropriated limit.
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  • Conservator Gianfranco Pocobene, second from right, discusses the Coburn Hall murals with Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, right, and others.

    Coburn Hall’s Historic Murals Brought Back to Life

    Art conservators are uncovering and restoring a set of 1930s murals depicting the educational mission of Lowell Teachers College, as part of the renovation and expansion of Coburn Hall.
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  • Connie Lanseigne-Case in front of murals in Coburn foyer

    The Impact of Education

    Her education at State Teachers College helped propel Connie Lanseigne-Case ’53 from Pawtucketville to a successful teaching career at home and abroad — and meetings with President John Kennedy and Nobel Peace Prize–winner Albert Schweitzer. She’s supporting the renovation of Coburn Hall to give today’s teaching students the same opportunities.
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  • 125th anniversary logo in lights

    UMass Lowell Celebrates 125th Anniversary in Style

    UMass Lowell officially celebrated its 125th anniversary with a gala event and the announcement that it has raised more than $150 million through its “Our Legacy, Our Place” campaign.
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  • Jack Wilson, Jerry and Joyce Colella and Chancellor Jacquie Moloney at UMass Lowell Commencement

    New Scholarship Will Benefit Education Students

    Joyce ’77 and Gerald ’78 Colella have endowed a $300,000 scholarship that will benefit both undergraduate and graduate students at the College of Education.
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  • Anita Greenwood, Janis Raguin and Donald Pierson

    New Scholarship Helps Attract Homegrown Talent

    Janis Raguin ’92 is joining the College of Education’s efforts to strengthen its connections with communities that are underrepresented in the teaching profession.
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  • Chancellor Jacquie Moloney celebrates with students

    Days of Giving: 3,300 Donors Help UML Surpass Goal

    On April 9 and 10, 3,302 members of the UML community made contributions online and at regional events, raising a record $420,500 for their favorite programs, colleges, clubs and sports teams.
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  • James and Michael Beers

    How Do You Say Happy Birthday?

    For their father’s 80th birthday, Michael and his brother, Stephen, endowed the James R. Beers, CPA Accounting Scholarship. The senior Beers began his accounting career fresh out of college; by age 30, he had founded his own company and eventually grew it into one of the largest local firms in the Washington, D.C., area.
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  • UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney with Rowdy River Hawk at 2018 Days of Giving

    UML Kicks Off Third Annual Days of Giving April 9-10

    UMass Lowell’s annual Days of Giving last just 48 hours, but for many of the more than 2,500 donors who participated last year, the giving goes on all year.
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  • Craig and Darcie Nuttall

    Perfect Match

    In sickness and in health, UML couple Craig and Darcie Nuttall discovered they’re made for each other.
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  • Oprah Winfrey and her scholarship winners

    ‘125 and Rising’ Reaches Even Higher

    ‘An Evening With Oprah Winfrey’ raises more than $3 million for scholarships—and pushes total campaign giving to more than $136 million.
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  • UML Basketball player Bri Rudolph

    Campaign Helps Athletic Center Get in Shape

    Bri Rudolph sharpens both her athletic and academic skills at the Costello Center. UML is launching a $5 million campaign to get 55-year-old facility back in peak condition.
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  • Students gather around Prof. Holly Yanco and iRobot rep

    University Forges New Corporate Connections

    As the first company to sign on with the Career and Co-op Center’s new Corporate Connections program, iRobot is strengthening its already-tight bond with UML computer science, engineering and business students.
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  • Rosemarie Giovino

    ‘It’s Your Job to Reach Everyone’

    Rosemarie Giovino has dedicated her teaching career — and a new scholarship at UMass Lowell’s College of Education — to ensuring that children have the tools they need to learn.
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  • black and white photo of Navy Seaman Edward Kittredge

    Alumnus Honors the War Hero Brother He Never Met

    Edward “Skip” Kittredge ’67 has created a new legacy honoring his war hero brother. The Edward F. Kittredge, USN, Pershing Memorial Scholarship will benefit undergraduates who are military veterans.
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  • UML alumnus Brian Rist joins Chancellor Jacquie Moloney at the Celebration of Philanthropy.

    UML Alum to Donate Record $5M

    With the support of thousands of donors, UMass Lowell’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, “Our Legacy, Our Place,” has surpassed its $125 million goal 18 months ahead of schedule, thanks to a new, $5 million commitment from alumnus Brian Rist, the largest single gift in university history.
    Lowell Sun In The News
  • 125 and Rising logo

    ‘Our Legacy, Our Place’ Surges Past Goal

    UMass Lowell's first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign surges past its goal 18 months ahead of schedule. The goal has now increased to $150 million.
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  • Jacquie Moloney with Virginia and James Comley

    Hard Work Pays Off

    To honor the power of her parents’ example, Bonnie Comley and her husband, Stewart Lane, have endowed a major new scholarship in their names.
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  • Chancellor Jacquie Moloney speaks in front of Our Legacy, Our Place banner

    UML Closing in Fast on Campaign Goal

    Our Legacy, Our Place, UMass Lowell’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, is on track to meet its $125 million goal well ahead of its 2020 deadline.
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  • James Dandeneau and family

    Historic Engineering Building Named for Alumnus

    The university officially renamed one of its historic engineering buildings in honor of James Dandeneau ’80, a longtime benefactor whose generosity spans everything from student scholarships to state-of-the-art equipment for engineering labs.
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  • Four smiling students display their Days of Giving stickers

    Giving Back Goes Big at UML

    This year's Days of Giving attracted 2,719 donors who gave $314,070 in 48 hours to support student scholarships and their favorite colleges, clubs and athletic teams.
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  • Diana Santana

    UML Hosts Second Annual Days of Giving, April 10-11

    The Days of Giving are open to all alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the university. The goal this year: rally 2,500 donors in the space of 48 hours and receive more than $40,000 in matching funds.
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  • Four students in UMass Lowell sweatshirts in front of snowy Cumnock Hall

    New Scholarship Benefits Children, Grandchildren of Alumni

    Beginning in fall 2018, the university will offer Legacy Scholarships, an annual award of up to $10,000 to incoming freshmen and transfer students who live out of state and are the children or grandchildren of UML graduates.
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  • UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney in front of Our Legacy, Our Place banner

    Number of Endowed Funds Hits the 500 Mark

    Since 2010, alumni, faculty, staff and friends have almost doubled the number of endowed scholarships and other funds that support student learning. In December, the total number of endowed funds crossed the 500 mark.
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  • Christopher Nunez at campaign kickoff

    UMass Lowell Wins National Award for Fundraising

    UMass Lowell was recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) with one of its 2017 Educational Fundraising Awards.
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  • Former UMass Lowell Chancellor William Hogan

    University Remembers Former Chancellor William Hogan

    On Friday, Oct. 13, UMass Lowell will host a reception celebrating the life and career of former UMass Lowell Chancellor William Hogan, who passed away on June 28.
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  • Students gather for the May 18 dedication of the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences

    College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing Dedicated

    This spring, the university officially renamed its College of Health Sciences and its School of Nursing in honor of alumni who made recently made major gifts in support of student scholarships and health education.
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  • UML Days of Giving logo

    ‘Days of Giving’ Set for April 25-26

    On April 25-26, UML will hold its first-ever Days of Giving to rally 480 donors in 48 hours to unlock $48,000 in challenge funds from an anonymous donor.
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  • Members of Sigma Phi Omicron at a reunion in Florida.

    Sig O Scores Big for Scholarships

    The Sigma Phi Omicron fraternity hosted two reunions on Feb. 4 — one at the hockey game, the other in Florida — and in the space of a few hours raised almost $12,000 for its endowed scholarship.
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  • Alumni volunteer Emmanuel Lamour ’05, ’16 with Heather Makrez, executive director of alumni relations

    Alumni Volunteer Rates Up by 60 Percent

    Increasing alumni engagement is a priority for Our Legacy, Our Place, and that effort is already paying off.
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  • Artist's rendering of Perry Hall updates

    Perry Hall to Undergo $50 Million Renovation

    This summer UMass Lowell will engineer the future, when it begins a $50 million renovation of its historic Engineering Building, now known as Perry Hall.
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  • Frank ’66 and Mary Jo ’66 Spinola

    Frank ’66 and Mary Jo ’66 Spinola: Pursuing Opportunity

    When Frank ’66 and Mary Jo ’66 Spinola returned to UMass Lowell in May to celebrate their 50th reunions — he from Lowell Tech, she from Lowell State — they were immediately struck by the university’s growth, which Franks calls “phenomenal.”
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  • Members of Hawkapella hold a thank you card.

    Crowdfunding Comes to UMass Lowell

    In November, the Office of University Advancement launched its first-ever crowdfunding campaign.
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  • UMass Lowell alum Lawrence Lin '90.

    Lawrence Lin ’ 90 Gives $1 Million to Support MakerSpace

    University Alumni Award winner Lawrence C.H. Lin ’90  announced a new $1 million gift that will provide equipment and operational support for the Francis College of Engineering’s MakerSpace.
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  • Brianna Gainley ’16 at her March commencement ceremony, with family members.

    New Scholarship Benefits Computer Science Majors

    The family of Brianna Gainley '16 has created the Brianna T. Gainley and Ryan C. Hart Teamwork Scholarship to benefit computer science majors in the Kennedy College of Sciences.
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  • Don LaTorre and John Kennedy

    Chancellor Announces New Campaign Gifts

    At the May 13 Commencement Eve Celebration, Chancellor Jacquie Moloney ’75, ’92 announced that John F. Kennedy ’70 and L. Donald LaTorre ’59, ’07 (H), both longtime benefactors of UMass Lowell, and UMass President Emeritus Jack Wilson have all made major new gifts to benefit Our Legacy, Our Place: The Campaign for UMass Lowell.
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  • commencement Eve 2016

    'You Will Change the World'

    Author and English professor Andre Dubus surveyed the group of honorees at the May 13 Commencement Eve Celebration — an Academy Award-winning actor, an acclaimed writer-actress and two highly successful businessmen — and smiled.
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  • M. Brendan Fleming

    New Scholarship Honors Emeritus Professor and City Council Member

    To honor his contributions to both town and gown, his family has endowed the M. Brendan Fleming Endowed Scholarship, which will benefit students majoring in mathematics, with special preference to students from Lowell.
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