College of Health Sciences

Alumni Giving Back

College of Health Sciences Alumni enhance student experiences in many ways - by mentoring, speaking to classes, lending expertise for grants, sharing job openings and supporting us financially.

Let us hear from you about ways you'd like to make a difference.
Drop us an e-mail at: or visit our Alumni giving page to make a donation (from the "gift designation" menu, be sure to select the College of Health Sciences). You can also join the UMass Lowell Alumni Online Community

Healer of Boston Athletes Shares Words of Wisdom with Students 

Scott Waugh_opt As a rehabilitation coordinator, physical therapist and athletic trainer for both the Red Sox and Bruins, Scott Waugh '90 remembers his roots. During an on-campus discussion, he said he discovered the passion for his profession at UMass Lowell, thanks to the relationships he created as a student beginning with an internship as a student trainer at the Costello Gym.

"Twenty-three years ago, when I first came here, I sat in these same seats. I made some strategic decisions back then that set some things in motion for me so that I can enjoy the success that I have now."
Scott Waugh '90
Physical Therapy Alumnus

Alumna Helps Spread the Word about Shortage of Medical Technologists

Sarah Roddy Themelis_opt The shortage of skilled laboratory workers is a crisis in the making says Prof. Kay Doyle, Chair of Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences. Most high school students don't learn about the profession until they're in college but Sarah Roddy Themelis '04 is trying to change that. She raises awareness of the field of medical technology through job shadowing with high school students and teaching blood bank students during their rotations.

"I try to promote my career as much as possible. The job shortage not only affects me as a worker but it also affects me as a patient." 
Sarah Roddy Themelis '04
Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences Alumna

 Work Environment Alumni Evaluate Federal Grant 

Work Environment alum_opt Work Environment Department Alumni were on campus to join in the evaluation of a five-year renewal application for a $2,068,000 doctoral student grant from the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). NIOSH has funded a training program with the Department of Work Environment since 1990 in five-year cycles that has provided tuition and stipends to approximately 95 Work Environment graduate students.

"Our alumni keep us connected and relevant to the changing needs of the global economy. Their willingness to give back is tremendously gratifying." 

Professor David Kriebel
Chair of the Work Environment Department 

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