Chancellor named SouthCoast Woman of the Year

The New Bedford Standard-Times named Chancellor MacCormack SouthCoast Woman of Year for 2005, citing her "dedication to improving UMass Dartmouth and, through it, the lives of our region's people"

The Standard-Times newspaper of New Bedford named Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack SouthCoast Woman of Year for 2005. Chancellor MacCormack was presented the award Jan. 24 at a ceremony honoring leaders from throughout the region. 

A recent Standard-Times article on the award cited Chancellor MacCormack's "dedication to improving UMass Dartmouth and, through it, the lives of our region's people." 

Nominations came from the community and from the newspaper staff. A newsroom committee made the final selection. "I'm only nominated because I get to lead a university that's just filled with creative people," Dr. MacCormack told the newspaper. 

"She's done a terrific job," UMass trustee Lawrence F. Boyle, a Boston attorney whose son attended UMass Dartmouth, told the newspaper. "The word is out that a lot of things are happening down there, and it's happening on her watch." 

The article noted the campus' growth in student population, residence halls, research and private fundraising, as well as the recent creation of a graduate degree in public policy. 

Congressman Barney Frank received the award as SouthCoast Man of the Year. Individuals from every SouthCoast community were also honored for their service to their cities and towns. 


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