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UMass Law Fall 2019 entering students gathered
UMass Law: 2019 in review

2019 was a year of many accomplishments for our students, faculty, and staff.

Campus at Night
2019: Year in Review

2019 was a year of many accomplishments for our campus community.

Biron Clark
Biron Clark '10: Young entrepreneur

Biron, the founder of Career Sidekick, is one of LinkedIn’s "Top Voices 2019."

Jonathan Goldman
Jonathan Goldman: From military service to law school

Jonathan Goldman, JD candidate '21 served in the Marine Corps Reserves before deciding to pursue a legal career.

Hailey Angel Allard laughing with her mouth covered
UMassD community helps fulfill a mother’s loving legacy

First recipient of the Hailey Angel Allard Nursing Scholarship named this fall

Chelsea Cabral outside the LARTS building
Chelsea Cabral '19: independent research in literature

Opportunities to present her research at national conferences

Tien Tren
Tien Tran '16: Dual major, dual career

Tien is a supply chain analyst for Boeing as well as an up-and-coming vocalist.

Katie Bridge
Katie Bridge '19: Fast-tracking her career

Katie, a recent graduate, accelerated the completion of her degree program to earn her bachelor's in three years.

Alanna Mnich, PhD candidate, snorkeling
Alanna Mnich: Marine science scholar

Alanna, a PhD student at SMAST, will pursue research studies at the University of Haifa in Israel next summer.

Portrait of Mary Brigh Lavery, JD/MPP candidate '20
Mary Brigh Lavery, JD/MPP candidate '20: Rappaport Scholar

A public interest fellow, Mary Brigh Lavery interned this summer with the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators.

Dan DeCosta 05
Dan DeCosta ’05: Prepared for the future of consumer banking

From intern to senior vice president and CIO at BayCoast Bank

Lillian E. Webster, And what I dreamed..., sterling silver and enamel necklace, detail.
Alumna Lillian E. Webster, MFA '16, Featured in Alchemy5 International Enamel Exhibition

Lillian is one of sixty-nine artists from around the world whose work will be shown in this traveling exhibition sponsored by The Enamelist Society.

Capstone Project: Can Assembly Optimization Project
Capstone Project: Can Assembly Optimization Project

The project goal is to improve how the company loads infiltration molds into cans for casting.

Capstone Project: Accelerometer Survivability Testing
Capstone Project: Accelerometer Survivability Testing

This project involves designing a mechanical impulsive mechanical shock simulator.

Capstone Project: Ultra-High Vacuum Angular Contact Bearing Test Rig
Capstone Project: Ultra-High Vacuum Angular Contact Bearing Test Rig

Development of an Ultra-High angular contact bearing test rig

Capstone Project: Sprinkler Activation Detection Project
Capstone Project: Sprinkler Activation Detection Project

The overall objective is to design and test a system that will detect when a sprinkler activates and be able to display that on a digital readout screen with accuracy.

Steven Cadrin
UMassD professor receives distinguished service award

Steven Cadrin, professor of fisheries oceanography, is the 2019 recipient of the American Fisheries Society’s Southern New England Chapter Award of Excellence.

Capstone Project: Mountain Bike Stepper Seat Post
Capstone Project: Mountain Bike Stepper Seat Post

The project goal is aimed to reduce the complexity and increase reliability of this type of device by using a more simplistic mechanical mechanism.

Nathalie Staiger
Nathalie Staiger '19: Marine conservation

Growing up in San Diego, Nathalie's frequent visits to the ocean inspired her to pursue a career in marine conservation.

Art & Civic Engagement Award announcement banner
Heather Kelly Receives the 2019 Art & Civic Engagement Award

A leadership role in creating furniture and lighting offerings for New Bedford’s Wings Court.

Dionte Salvi, JD '19
Dionte Salvi, JD candidate '19: Student Bar Association President

As SBA president, Dionte was committed to providing the best experience possible for his classmates.

Sean Tocci standing in front of blooming tree
Sean Tocci ‘19: Using big data to help others

Data science major plans to teach middle school and create apps for struggling students

Kayla Venckauskas, fourth UMass Law Rappaport Fellow
Kayla Venckauskas, JD candidate '19: UMass Law Review Editor-in-Chief

An active member of the UMass Law community, Kayla was involved with law review, the Student Bar Association, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Casey Shannon
Casey Shannon, JD candidate '19: UMass Law Commencement Speaker

Casey Shannon attended UMass Law part-time while working full-time at Bristol County Savings Bank.

Destiny Miles - Class of 2019 - College of Arts & Sciences
Destiny Miles '19: expanding her horizons

Will pursue her interest in cognitive & behavioral health through graduate study in experimental psychology

Doug Zemeckis venting black sea bass
Doug Zemeckis '16: Assistant Professor

Dr. Zemeckis focuses on applied research related to fisheries, aquaculture, & coastal resource management.

Nishchitha (Nish) Silva
Nishchitha Silva '19: Passion for ocean sciences

Listening to wonderful stories about rivers and reservoirs as a child in Sri Lanka influenced Nishchitha's career path.

Mary Brown standing in the library
Mary Brown ‘19: Standout student-athlete and aspiring emergency nurse

Successfully balanced collegiate athletics and nursing studies

Josue Rivera '19 in front of the library
Computer Science major Josue Rivera ’19 named one of “29 Who Shine” by the MA Dept. of Higher Education

Honors student and active volunteer honored in May 3 State House ceremony

College of Nursing student and U.S. Army veteran Ed Collins standing in Library staircase
Ed Collins ’19: Military service provides solid training for future nurse

U.S. Army veteran enjoys team collaboration of ICU nursing

Chang Liu conducting research
Chang Liu '19: PhD in marine science

Developing geolocation methods to benefit fisheries stock assessment and management.

Priscilla Amuma '19 - Undergraduate Research - Biology
Priscilla Amuma '19: Bringing point-of-care technology to non-industrialized countries

Honors student hopes to develop technologies to detect disease for underdeveloped countries.

Hsuanchen Huang - MBA - Class of 2019
Hsuanchen Huang MBA '19: global opportunities

The MBA program at Charlton College of Business provided Hsuanchen with practical, hands-on experience for future career success.

Amelia Ralowicz - Class of 2019 - Biology
Amelia Ralowicz '19: research for the National Institutes of Health

Next step: Pursuing a PhD in neuroscience at Dartmouth College's Geisel School of Medicine

Gabriel Casabona, MS/Physics student
Gabriel Casabona receives prestigious physics fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy

Traveled the globe to advance knowledge of stellar explosions

Jill Abrahams ’19: Passion for higher education

After deferring her dream of earning an MBA, Jill returns to UMassD to complete "unfinished business."

Nneoma Ugwu
All roads lead to home for civil engineering major and commencement speaker Nneoma Ugwu ‘19

Chancellor’s and Navitas Scholar plans to use her degree to improve infrastructure in her native Nigeria

Kebeh Sando - Student Speaker - Commencement - 2019
Kebeh Sando, MA '19: Graduate Commencement Student Speaker

After emigrating from war-torn Liberia as a child, Kebeh has dedicated herself to improving the lives of others.

Taylor Maroney painting
Taylor Maroney: MFA candidate

Taylor is a recipient of the $15K Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant.

Lauren Matte Light
Lauren Matte wins second place in the IESNA Design Competition

Lauren’s winning project will be on exhibit during the Star Store Campus Open Studios Event April 11th, 2019.

Jess Stephens, Commuters
New England Photography Exhibition

Includes UMassD Photo Senior Jess Stephens and Junior David Moriarty

Datafest 2019
UMassD students compete at DataFest

For the second consecutive year, Big Data Club students win first place in the "Data Visualization" category.

Tracy Kasale, MBA '19
Tracy Kasale '18, MBA '19: lifelong connections

An international student from Zambia, Tracy earned both her BA in economics and her MBA at UMassD.

Nicolas Maloof
Nicolas Maloof '19: internship in Washington, D.C.

Hands-on experiences at the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department complemented Nick's career goals.

Jefferson Turner
National Science Foundation awards professor $461K

Dr. Jefferson Turner's collaborative project involves conducting research on plankton dynamics at the continental shelfbreak

Gavin Fay Portrait
Excellence in research

Dr. Gavin Fay, who is the recipient of multiple awards, focuses on fisheries management strategies, statistical modeling, and population and ecosystem assessment.

Daniel Everton
Daniel Everton '19: undergraduate research

A passion for history led to a unique research opportunity and plans for graduate school.

Chemistry/biochemistry major Duyen Pham '19 in the lab.
Duyen Pham '19: research in inorganic chemistry

Honors student combines her passion for chemistry with her goal of becoming a doctor.

Tyler Varda, SGA president
Tyler Varda '19: Student Advocate

Representing the student body & shaping students into leaders

Pedro Martinez
Center welcomes Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez

On May 1, UMass Dartmouth's Center for Marketing Research will host its 19th Annual Celebrity Scholarship Dinner headlined by Red Sox HOF pitcher Pedro Martinez.

Ceramics by Faith Connor '16
Faith Connor '16: A career in ceramics

Developed a foundation in CVPA

Silavong Phimmasone '19 - Student Trustee - 2018 - 2019 - Charlton College of Business
Silavong Phimmasone '19: Student Trustee

Facilitating change & empowering others

Marine science graduate student awarded $1K

Kathryn Tremblay is the inaugural recipient of the regional scholarship given by the New England Chapter of The Hydrographic Society of America.

PhD candidate recognized for research

Owen Nichols, who is pursuing his PhD in marine science at SMAST, received the "Best Student Oral Presentation" Award presented during the Cephalopod International Advisory Council 2018 Conference.

Kayla McMahon '20 action shot Kayla McMahon '20 playing basketball
Hoop star Kayla McMahon ’20 featured in Wicked Local Hanover

UMass Dartmouth junior successfully balances winning basketball season and nursing studies

Elizabeth Ells
PhD candidate receives BARS scholarship

Elizabeth Ells, who is pursuing her PhD in marine science at SMAST, received the award for her work on Thorpe sorting using MATLAB.

Dr. Kevin Stokesbury
SouthCoast Man of the Year

Professor Kevin Stokesbury named 2018 SouthCoast Man of the Year for his contributions to the fishing industry.

Business after hours
Business After Hours

Charlton College of Business and SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce host Business After Hours networking event