Commencement

Academic Awards 2014

Trustees' Key

The Trustees' Key is the highest recognition accorded to baccalaureate graduates and is awarded to students who have completed all four years of baccalaureate study at the University with academic records of 4.00. This year's Trustees' Key recipients are:
  • James Patrick McDermott, Civil Engineering, Francis College of Engineering
  • Courtney L. James, Biology, College of Sciences

University Scholar-Athlete

The University Scholar-Athlete Award is conferred upon a male or female athlete who has attained the highest cumulative average among students who have participated in varsity athletics for four years at the University. The minimum eligibility requirement for this award is a cumulative average of 3.00. This year's University Scholar-Athlete recipient is Benjamin Pare, College of Sciences, Biology.

Chancellor's Medal for Distinguished Academic Achievement

The Chancellor's Medal for Distinguished Academic Achievement is presented to a student(s) in each of the undergraduate colleges who has attained the highest cumulative average for baccalaureate study. The minimum eligibility requirement for the Chancellor's award is a cumulative average of 3.60 for a minimum of 60 qualitatively graded semester credits at the University of Massachusetts Lowell immediately prior to degree completion.

2014 Chancellor's Medal for Distinguished Academic Achievement
Victoria Lee Crenshaw College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences English
Brittany Anderson College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences English
Jacinta Uzoigwe College of Health Sciences Clinical Lab Sciences
Kimberly Christine Howell Manning School of Business Business Administration
Daniel Joseph Cook Manning School of Business Business Administration
Courtney L. James College of Sciences Biology
James Patrick McDermott Francis College of Engineering Civil Engineering
Per Onsager Francis College of Engineering Civil Engineering
Robert Gengler Division of Online and Continuing Education Information Technology

Student Awards

The Chancellor's Medals 2014

Each year UMass Lowell acknowledges graduating undergraduate and Continuing Studies and Corporate Education students committed to the area of student services and those students who have made a significant contribution to community service. The University awards eight Student Service medals and six Community Service medals upon the recommendation of members of the University community. 

Congratulations to the 2014 Recipients of the Chancellor's Medal for Student Service and Community Service!
2014 Chancellor's Medal for Student Service
Marie-Louise Aka College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology
Brittany Anderson College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences English
Kimberly Andrade College of Health Sciences Nursing
Kimberly Chao Manning School of Business Business Admin.
Corey Lanier College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Criminal Justice
Jimmy Ortiz College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology
Marissa Siraco College of Health Sciences Exercise Physiology
Heather Wyatt College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology

2014 Chancellor's Medal for Community Service
Weeldens Louis Manning School of Business Management
Mallory Mulligan Manning School of Business Accounting
Rachel Paquette College of Sciences Biology
Deborah Paul College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Sociology
Katerina Thanopoulos College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology
Carol Thibodeau College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Criminal Justice
Longyun Zhou Manning School of Business Accounting

Commencement Student Speakers 2014

Congratulations to Corey Lanier '14, B.A. - Criminal Justice, who was selected as the student speaker at the Morning Commencement Ceremony, and Ashley Corbett '14, DPT - Physical Therapy, selected as the Afternoon speaker by the Speaker Selection Committee for the Class of 2014. The committee chooses five to six finalists and invites those students to deliver their three minute speech before the committee. All speeches must be original works of the student. Speeches submitted to the Committee are done so with the understanding that they may be printed on the Commencement website.