Feature Stories Alumni

on the water
Ryan Wallace ’06 builds more than a successful career at UMass Dartmouth

Beyond being the CFO at Vineyard Offshore, Wallace is a husband, father, and friend with a profound connection to his alma mater that only keeps getting stronger.

Scholarship donor
John Babbitt & family keep parents’ memory alive through scholarship

The Babbitt Family established a scholarship for current students in memory of his mother & father, who served on the Board of Trustees during UMass Dartmouth’s early days as SMTI.

Professional photo of Lai
Shaunna Lai ’05: Nursing with a blend of science and empathy

When her dreams of becoming a nurse felt out of reach, Lai’s education at UMass Dartmouth was supported by scholarships, inspiring her to give back to current students in the same way.

CCB alum in CCB
Silavong Phimmasone ’19: A Jack of all trades champions versatility

Former UMass Dartmouth Student Trustee and 2019 Commencement speaker “embraced the suck” to jumpstart his career and climb up the Citizens Bank food chain.

Foundation Board member, donor, alumna
UMassD’s Jan Reynolds ’82 honors parents, value of education with philanthropy

After Reynolds graduated from UMass Dartmouth with her father in 1982, she maintains a special connection to their alma mater with her extensive philanthropic history.

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The Jadottes: Corsair Pair sends love to CCB, UMass Law students through giving

After Cupid’s arrow struck these Corsairs as scholars, the Jadottes remain connected to the UMass Dartmouth and UMass Law communities through their philanthropic giving.

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Once College Now, always College Now: Alumni fund scholarship for students

The UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association established a current use scholarship for hard-working College Now students set to graduate this spring.

VIP donor & alumna
Mary Louise Nunes ’83 and her pillars of philanthropy

It was love at first ledger when Nunes began her career in the mid-1980s. Now, she instills that same love for accounting in current UMassD students with her philanthropy.

CAS alum
Haim Gal Moore ’18: From studying biology at UMassD to medicine at UMass Chan

Now a second-year student at UMass Chan Medical School, Moore’s interests in the immunology of cancer and related research adventures stemmed from his time at UMassD.