2018 2018

Chase Reardon, finance major
Chase Reardon '20: Aspiring financial planner

As a finance major, Chase landed internships with the Commonwealth Financial Network and the Costar Group.

Robert Najlis in front of my painting: Cascading Lines of Sympathetic Vibrations, Home in a Home
Robert Najlis, MFA '19, receives Fulbright scholarship award

To study Chinese painting and calligraphy at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou.

Jennifer Osafo '20 - Admissions Corsair Rep
Jennifer Osafo '20: Corsair Rep

Sharing her enthusiasm for UMassD with prospective students

Abigail Mangsen
Abigail Mangsen '20: NASA Intern

Abigail, a marketing major at the Charlton College of Business, serves as an agency communications intern at NASA’s Langley Research Center.

Brittany Nicole Asensoh '18: Leadership

Brittany, a financial services representative at Ernst & Young in Boston, talks about how honing her leadership skills as an MBA student at the Charlton College of Business equipped her with the knowledge and skills to succeed in business.

Rendering - planned residential and dining facilities project, from Ring Road.
Building the university of the future

UMass Dartmouth has new momentum to take it into the future.

Jeff Duchemin '89
Change agent: Jeff Duchemin '89

Jeff Duchemin ’89 approaches the future with discipline, teamwork, and tough choices.

Michelle White '90 - alumna - lifelong learne
Life-long learner: Michelle White ’90

Persistence and a love of learning drive Michelle White.

Robert Leduc '78 - alumnus
Agile innovator: Robert Leduc ’78

Robert Leduc is innovating at Pratt & Whitney.

Richard Stein, left, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Vanni Bucci published a method to predict the success of probiotics for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and cancer.
Bacteria for a healthier gut

Vanni Bucci researches probiotics for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and cancer.

Deans signing agreement
Winds of change

CONNECT4WIND agreement to develop programs centered on offshore wind energy

Students working in Cranberry Health Research lab
Cancer-fighting compounds of cranberries

Cranberry Health Research Center ready to take research to the next level

Karimi awarded Manning Prize

Recognized for excellence in teaching and support of New Bedford revitalization

Christopher Rogers - CVPA - STYLEWEEK Northeast - thumbmail image
CVPA curriculum re-envisioned

Preparing students for success in a hyper-connected, visual society

Maryellen Brisbois, Helder Rocha Pereira, students in Bridging the Atlantic projec
Bridging the Atlantic gains international attention

Program provides opportunities for student nurses to improve health outcomes in the U.S. and Portugal.

UMass Law student Carly LaCrosse, bottom left, with friends at University of Limerick School of Law
Exchange program provides a global perspective

UMass Law's exchange program with University of Limerick School of Law

Chancellor Johnson & President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa sign exchange agreements.
UMassD deepens ties with Portugal

Exchange agreements with several Portuguese universities

Prof. Stokesbury demonstrates the new SMAST East digitizing lab to students.
Stokesbury awarded $302,091 NOAA grant

For sea scallop research using his underwater, high-resolution drop-camera array

Walter Stroup with middle and high school teachers - STEM Education & Teacher Development
New STEM Education PhD

Will prepare students to improve STEM education throughout the region, state, and nation

Map of Atlantic offshore wind energy leases - Nicolas Rapp
Information for a new industry

The Public Policy Center is responding to the need for analysis of the emerging offshore wind industry.

Dr. Lance Fiondella, right, and student - College of Engineering senior design capstone project in May of this year.
Fiondella wins $452,454 NSF grant

Prestigious CAREER Award recognizes academic role models in research and education.

Jacob Moreira '19 - Corsairs Soccer - Corsair Rep
Jacob Moreira '19: marketing & graphic design

Dual major for career versatility

Kirsten Harnden - Admissions Corsair Rep
Kirsten Harnden '19: internships to gain real-world experience

The three-sport athlete is a bioengineering major and holds a job on campus.

Jazmine Jiminez '20 - Admissions Corsair Rep
Corsair Rep Jazmine Jimenez '20

Sharing the UMassD experience with prospective students

Bioengineering major Kayla Loycano '19 working in lab
Kayla Loycano ’19 hangs up her soccer cleats for career in medicine

Bioengineering major has excelled on the field and in the classroom

Rachel Bellantoni, Charlton College of Business, student ambassador
Rachel Bellantoni '19: Raytheon intern

Rachel, a marketing and management student at the Charlton College of Business, talks about how faculty mentorship and an internship in the defense industry led her to discover her passion and land her dream job.

Michaella Lesieur '18: Passion, internships, and experience

Michaella Lesieur used her mom as the source of her passion and inspiration.

Bhen Alan and students
Bhen Alan '19: Fine arts major

Bhen, a CVPA student from the Philippines, discusses how his journey back home has influenced his artistic abilities and provided him with the opportunity to excel beyond his academic studies.

Dell EMC panelists
DELL EMC recruits students of color to tech field

Dell EMC executives and a panel of young professionals recently visited UMassD to recruit students of color and discuss the importance of having men and women of diverse backgrounds in the tech field.

Laodecia “Lala” Fevrier, panelist at Dell EMC recruitment event
Diversifying the world of technology

Laodecia Fevrier '18, a marketing analyst at Dell EMC, returns to UMassD to serve a one of the Young Professional Panelist during Dell EMC’s "Changing the Face of Tech" recruiting event.

Students at AA day parade
UMassD students attend African American Day Parade

UMassD students from all disciplines recently visited Harlem, New York to attend the annual parade, which celebrates the historical and professional accomplishments of African Americans in the areas of politics, arts, and civil service.

Laodecia “Lala” Fevrier
Laodecia Fevrier '18: Marketing analyst at Dell EMC

Charlton College of Business alumnae Laodecia Fevrier talks about benefiting from leadership opportunities, building a personal brand, and her career goals.

Andre Olivier - Class of 2018 - internship with the Newport Gulls
Andre Olivier '18: internship with the Newport Gulls

Math major plans a career as a sports statistician

Emily Norwood
Emily Norwood '19 awarded $10K scholarship

Emily Norwood is the recipient of a $10,000 scholarship for the upcoming academic year from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

CVPA alum Marc Arbitelle
Marc Arbitelle '18: Art History major

Marc talks about his versatile experiences as a student pursuing art history at the CVPA.

Mary Rose Isabelle
Mary Rose Isabelle '18: Operations Management

Mary Rose shares how her coursework, coupled with an internship, helped launch her career.

Artist Lisa Bryson (MFA '17) working in her studio
Alum Lisa Bryson '17 awarded $15K grant

As a recipient of the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant, Bryson will complete a body of work consisting of six to eight representational paintings.

j bowman
Professor Julie Bowman: domestic spaces and early modern drama

Part-time lecturer in the English Department, Professor Julie Bowman recently published a review of a collection of plays by Melissa Leilani Larson.

Phillip Rutahweire outside UMass Law
Phillip Rutahweire: Focus on immigration law

After relocating from Uganda when he was 13, Phillip Rutahweire, JD candidate '18, pursued U.S. citizenship while at UMass Law.

Charlemya Erasme - Endeavor Scholar - 29 Who Shine
Charlemya Erasme '18: Commitment to social justice

The Endeavor Scholar was recently recognized as one of the state's "29 Who Shine"

Robert Oleary
Robert O’Leary ’16 ’18: A connection with professors

Becoming a teacher is Robert's chance to give back.

Stephanie Rodriguez-Ruiz at Rappaport Final Dinner
Stephanie Rodriguez-Ruiz: Rappaport Scholar

Stephanie Rodriguez-Ruiz, JD candidate '19 interned with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a Rappaport Scholar.

Hannah Smith
Hannah Smith ’18: Psychology and math major

After taking a psychology course as a freshman, she decided that psychology paired well with mathematics.

Alicia Blanchard - student speaker - UMass Law - Commencement 2018
Alicia Blanchard: 2018 UMass Law Commencement Speaker

Alicia Blanchard, JD candidate '18, plans to work in special education reform.

Zachary Grant - PhD in Engineering & Applied Science - College of Engineering
Zachary Grant '13, PhD '18: Engineering and Applied Science

Recipient of SIAM Student Paper Prize will begin Householder Fellowship at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Genevieve Sarro, College of Nursing
Genevieve Sarro '18: Nursing

After meeting midwives as a young child, Genevieve Sarro '18 plans to become a maternity nurse.

Christina Hoang - BFA Illustration - College of Visual & Performing Arts
Christina Hoang '18: Storytelling through art

Art that explores the duality of the mind and the body.

Quinn Harris
Quinn Harris '18: Commonwealth Scholar

Illustration major Quinn Harris '18 has a goal of publishing his first children's book.

Alexander Kephart - Digital Media - College of Visual & Peforming Arts
Alexander Kephart '18: Commonwealth Scholar

Questioning the link between real-life violence and virtual violence.

Erick Maldonado - CVPA - BFA Painting - Class of 2018
Erick Maldonado '18: BFA in Painting

Created a solo exhibition highlighting African-American student life on campus.

Veronica Fernandes, UMassD student majors in nursing, earns a BS in Nursing
Veronica Fernandes ’18: Nursing

Bridging the Atlantic Program with Portugal provides foundation in community nursing

Jen Fugate
Professor Jennifer Fugate consults with Malcolm Gladwell on his latest book.

Gladwell reached out to Fugate because of her research and her expertise in not only emotion and facial perception, but also because of her expertise in FACS, a tool for measuring facial expressions.

Charlens Beneche
Charlens Beneche '18: Leader and awardee

The Lamar McClinton Leadership award represents the legacy that leadership can create.

Student environmentalist, Deepak Kumar
Deepak Kumar '18: MS in Data Science

Pursued research in machine learning, computer vision, and transfer learning.

Lisa Bryson, 2017, The Couple, oil on panel, 12” x 24
Lisa Bryson '17: Painting Graduate Student

Awarded highly competitive Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant

Portrait painting by Allen TenBusschen
CVPA graduate student selected as semi-finalist for prestigious 2018 BP Portrait Award

Allen TenBusschen, graduate student in Painting, selected as a semi-finalist for the BP Portrait Award 2018 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, UK

Student environmental
Marvey Mathurin '18: Corsairs football & civil engineering

Gained real-world experience through two internships and his senior design project.

Celina Andrade - Class of 2018
Celina Andrade '18: sights set on law school

Ultimate career goal is to work in the Department of Justice as a federal prosecutor.

Colin Brown - Class of 2018 - Data Science
Colin Brown '18: BS in Data Science

Opportunities for research have provided Colin Brown '18 with new perspectives on data science and his own career path.

Rachel Bellantoni, Charlton College of Business, student ambassador
Rachael Buchanan '18: Dreams of bringing healthcare to developing nations

After gaining clinical experience, Rachael Buchanan '18 is focusing on the healthcare side of lab medicine.

Jerry Laakso on the ice
Jerry Laakso '18: will return to his native Finland to play hockey professionally

Combining hockey with a business major entrepreneurship and small business.

Jarell Samuel
Jarell Samuel '18: Medical technologist at Massachusetts General Hospital

Jarell Samuel '18 majored in MLS to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a scientist.

UMassD alum Marissa McCabe
Marisa McCabe '17: Dual degree arts major

Alum Marisa McCabe talks about the top-notch education she received at UMass Dartmouth's College of Visual & Performing Arts.

Tia Martineau
Tia Martineau '18: Cutting-edge research in astrophysics

Next step: PhD in physics/astrophysics

Sheel Prajapati '18
Sheel Prajapati '18: Coastal systems science

Sheel, who pursued her master's degree in coastal systems science at UMassD's School for Marine Science and Technology, outlines the keys to career success.

Jacob Aaronson '18: Bioengineering

As a bioengineer, Jacob aims to help better the lives of others, while challenging himself.

Elisabeth Buck
English Professor Elisabeth Buck publishes her first book

Professor Buck's book covers the process of academic writing and publication, as well as the push from more open access and multimodality.

Maolin Guo
Dr. Maolin Guo: enabling protein imaging in live cells

Dr. Guo is engineering a tool to study protein in cells in order to identify disease-causing genetic mutations.

Charlton College of Business student ambassador Sarah Riecke
Sarah Riecke '18: Leader and ambassador

Sarah, a management information systems major and student ambassador, is founder of the Big Data Club at UMassD.

Nicole Hernandez '18
Nicole Hernandez '18: Student Leader

Coursework and leadership involvement transition into real-world business experiences for Nicole Hernandez.

Shakhnoza Kayumova
Dr. Shakhnoza Kayumova: teaching the language of science

A $778,770 grant from the National Science Foundation supports Dr. Kayumova's research into the best ways to teach English-language learners the language of science.

John Buck
Dr. John Buck: exploring underwater acoustics

Dr. John Buck has received a grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research to execute a 5-year project on underwater sounds.

Michael Goodman
Dr. Michael Goodman: Executive director of UMassD's Public Policy Center

The Public Policy Center completes research and public service in the areas of education, health, housing, and economic development.

Charlton students garner award at DataFest 2018

A team of management information systems and operations management students earn award in “Best Data Visualization” category at annual competition organized by the American Statistical Association.

Robert Drew
Dr. Robert Drew: Research in clownfish genetics

Dr. Robert Drew utilizes newly developed genomic technologies to investigate the genes of clownfish.

Abigail Reid
Persistence paid off for math and psychology major

Abigail Reid 18’ didn’t let health complications stop her from completing her double major in psychology and math, as well as starting a career as a technical analyst immediately after graduation.

Eli Evans
Dr. Eli Evans is an interesting writer

As a writer, Dr. Eli Evans is pretty much willing to go wherever someone will have him.

Suoqing Ji ’13, MS Physics, College of Engineering
Suoqing Ji ’13, MS Physics, unravels the mysteries of the universe

Awarded the Burke Prize Fellowship in Theoretical Physics & Astrophysics.

Samantha Reid posing in the library
Samantha Reid '18: Student Trustee

Samantha Reid '18 advances toward her career goals through leadership on- and off-campus.

Andrew Leo Stansbury headshot
Andrew Leo Stansbury chosen as one of the 2018 NCECA Emerging Artists

Andrew will speak at the national conference later this month.

Sigal Gottlieb
The impact of teaching math

Even after almost 20 years in academia, Professor Sigal Gottlieb continues to enjoy her years of teaching, especially interacting and mentoring her students.

Rashelle Noncent
Crime and justice major finds her way

As her four-year journey at UMass Dartmouth comes to an end, crime and justice major Rashelle Noncent ’18 has proven that hard work pays off.

Susan T. Costa ’72 pictured with former Dean of Students Don Howard
College Now: 50 years of inspiration

From the dream of a college education to the reality of earning a degree

Scott Tingle ’87 is a member of Expedition 54/55 to the International Space Station.
UMassD launches a dream

UMassD alumnus Scott Tingle achieves his lifelong goal of becoming an astronaut.

Gloria de Sa, Portugalia Market, Fall River
Food and Portuguese identity

Exploring the links between food, culture, and identity

Roz Crews is CVPA's artist in residence and director of the Center for Undisciplined Research
Art that engages

A blend of artistic research and social fields of study

Chandra Orrill
Making math fun

A tool for building connections between complex ideas in fun, engaging ways

Shared Voices - Matthew Najarian
Matthew Najarian ’17 inspires dialogue on campus through art

Shared Voices encourages meaningful conversations about political, social, and cultural issues

Jade Figueroa, 2017 essay winner, This We Believe UMass Dartmouth
Fostering success

Jade Figueroa '21 believes in perseverance through resilience

Joohyun Chung
Big data for better health

Improving patient care through informatics and electronic health records

Vijaya Chalivendra
Safer structures with carbon nanotubes

Using nanotubes to conduct electricity and allow early detection of failing structures

Walaa Mogawer
Green asphalt

Increasing the sustainability of asphalt pavements.

Amanda Hart, Gavin Fay, Atlantic herring, SMAST
Amanda Hart: Protecting Atlantic herring

Sustaining Atlantic herring populations through examining alternative fishery methods

Robert Coyne
Robert Coyne ’07, MS ’11

Appointed physics lecturer at University of Rhode Island

Mariah Tarentino sitting in front of a fountain
Mariah Tarentino ‘18: Art History major

Mariah Tarentino demonstrates how interspersing art and politics can help raise awareness.

Robin Kish
Robin Kish: freelancer and travel writer

English professor is a freelance writer specializing in short fiction and essays, as well as travel narrative.

Kathleen Elliott DNP, College of Nursing
Dr. Kathleen Elliott: Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctoral project teaches the art of building trust with substance-use disorder patients.

Physics grad student, Alec Yonika
Physics students publish papers in top research journals

Izak Thuestad & Alec Yonika uncover new features, employ new techniques in researching black holes

Joe Tavares headshot
Joe Tavares '15: Designer and Photographer

Now on the west coast working at an artist management and creative intelligence agency in California.

Mary McBridge
Mary McBride: Editor-in-chief of the UMass Law Review

Near the top of her cohort, Mary McBride, JD candidate '18, has successfully balanced courses, internships, and leadership positions.