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A Big Success for UMass Boston's First #Giving Tuesday

The numbers are in. Over $88,000 was raised during Nov. 2 to #GivingTuesday on Dec. 2. Thank you to everyone who made a gift and served as social media ambassadors. Stay tuned for next year's campaign and how you can help!

UTeach Program Expands to UMass Boston
The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced this month that UMass Boston is one of five universities selected to join a national network of universities in the expansion of the UTeach STEM teacher preparation program. 
Women’s and Gender Studies Holds 40th Anniversary Reunion Celebration
As UMass Boston celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, the Women’s and Gender Studies Department of the College of Liberal Arts is marking an anniversary of its own.
Charlie Titus Steps Down as Head Coach of Men's Basketball
After nearly four decades, Charlie Titus has decided to step down as head coach of the University of Massachusetts Boston men’s basketball team.
Chancellor Motley Shares Why He's a PHILanthropist
"Let me introduce you to Giving Tuesday, and how the University of Massachusetts Boston is using it to help raise support for its students and programs."
 Felix G. Arroyo Joins Mass Mentoring Partnership Board
The statewide organization expands empowering youth-adult relationships to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts. Arroyo attended UMass Boston.
Attorney, Author Raffi Yessayan '91 Vetted for Superior Court Post
The College of Liberal Arts graduate has written two novels, Eight in the Box, and Two in the Hat, and is a sole practitioner focusing on criminal defense and immigration law.
Alumna Pam Trefler '93 Launches Innovative Nonprofit to Inspire Philanthropy
Alumna Pam Trefler '93 has put a new twist on giving through her innovative nonprofit, Union and Fifth. UMass Boston is a Launch Partner. Let's "shop for good" together. 
Veteran Travis Weiner '12 Continues Public Service
As veterans outreach coordinator for the Red Sox Foundation/Mass General Hospital Home Base Program, the alumnus travels throughout New England to educate individuals and organizations about services for post 9-11 veterans and family members.
 $8.3 Million Awarded to UMass Boston and University of Wisconsin for Urology Research
More than 50 percent of men have difficulty with urination as they age, but biologist Jill Macoska says that this isn’t actually a natural part of aging.
 UMass Boston Celebrates Ten Years of IDEAS
UMass Boston celebrated the tenth anniversary of IDEAS UMass Boston, a conference that brings innovators and leading thinkers from the worlds of science, the arts, technology, and business together.
Hall of Fame Dinner Honors Athletes
Six individuals and one team were honored at the 2014 Hall of Fame celebration hosted on October 9.
State Senator Jennifer Flanagan '98 Secures Seat on Beacon Hill
Jennifer Flanagan (BA in Political Science) has successfully secured her seat as State Senator once again, beating out opponent Richard Bastien with 60 percent of the vote. 
Robert W. Harnais '84 Named President-elect of the Mass Bar Association
A co-chair of the MBA’s Crime Lab Task Force, he has also served as the chair of the MBA’s Diversity Task Force, among other roles for many years.
Sara Boxell '13: My Degree in American Studies
Sara Boxell '13 (MA in American Studies) talks about academics, interests, and life after graduation.
UMass Boston Community Mourns Mayor Thomas Menino '88
As perhaps the most recognizable of our alumni, Mayor Menino was a partner in many initiatives that benefit our students, such as Success Boston, and an impassioned advocate for our university.  
 
Governor Patrick Celebrates New Integrated Sciences Complex at UMass Boston
"This new facility is a great example of what we can accomplish together when we have a strategic vision."
 UMass Boston 50th Anniversary Celebration Continues with Campus on the Common
The university returned to its downtown roots on October 7, beginning with a procession from the State House to Boston Common.
Bill Walczak '79 Named First President of the Lewis Family Foundation
Walczak will expand the foundation's efforts to increase the four-year college graduation rates for student from Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan. 
Former Governor Dukakis, President William Bulger Provide Insight to Honors College Students
At the request of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, students in Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O’Brien’s honors class are helping to enliven the Upham’s Corner section of Dorchester. 
Alumni Alliances Will Extend College's Impact Says New Dean
College of Education and Human Development Dean Michael Middleton believes UMass Boston offers unparalleled opportunities for educators.
New College of Management Dean Committed to Strengthening Alumni Engagement
"You are an important member of our community and our partnership is vital for the college’s continued success," Dean Jorge Haddock says.
Alumni Partnerships Are Vital to Growth Says New College of Liberal Arts Dean
"I look forward to engaging with you, and being inspired by your vision for our future," says Dean David Terkla.
Giving by the Numbers
See how giving has made a difference for the UMass Boston community.
Faculty and Staff Support Student Success
Donors were thanked in September for their generous support of the UMass Boston Fund. Nearly 17 percent make gifts each year. Slides»
Brendan Little '13 Reflects on Studies, Working for Mayor Walsh
Former high school dropout Brendan Little '13 (BA in American Studies) talks about his road to success and UMass Boston's influence.
Tyler Papadinis '12 Promoted to Associate Coach of Beacons Men's Basketball Team
The College of Management MBA graduate has coached the Beacons for the past six years. Congratulations, Tyler!
Alumni Invited to Share their UMass Boston Stories
A new anniversary site showcases the stories of the UMass Boston family and how over 50 years the institution has created lifelong memories.
Chikere Uchegbu '05 will Manage Public Policy for Kentucky United Way
Alumnus graduated from the College of Management and McCormack Graduate School of Public Policy and Global Studies.
Chancellor Motley: On 50th Anniversary, Golden Age Is Ahead
"We are transforming ourselves to better fulfill our mission and to meet the challenges of the 21st century."
 UMass Boston Poets Star on The Red Line
Three English professors at UMass Boston are brightening the Red Line this month with their contributions to Poetry on the T, a monthly program sponsored by the arts nonprofit Mass Poetry.
UMass Raises $116 Million in FY 2014, Adds 21,360 New Donors
University's endowment hits record $757 million. President Caret says fundraising success part of UMass "transformational moment."
Like the Official Alumni Page!
Don't miss out on alumni activities, networking, career, and reunion events! 
 The Beacon Athletic Fund: Making a Difference
“A new focus on creating athletic endowments  will lay the ground work for the future growth of our athletic program," says Garin Veris, director of external development for UMass Boston athletics.
Pat Flaherty was one of more than 1,200 students who enrolled at UMass Boston during its very first semester. Listen»
Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn was one of the first UMass Boston students to attend classes on Columbia Point in 1975 and 1976. Listen»
Patrick Gaston is president of the Western Union Foundation. He says the roots of his success grew here on Columbia Point. Listen»
Micheal MacLean '14 joins with Entrepreneur Paul English to Launch College App
Classy, the IPhone app, will aid college students in procuring text books. MacLean developed the program as a student entrepreneur at the Venture Development Center.
UMass Boston Hosts National Access, Diversity and Excellence Summit
"You can pretty much come on campus any day and see any nationality in the world walking, learning in this university," says Mayor Marty Walsh.
 Alumna Leads Effort to Give Massachusetts Home Health Aides a Raise
Lisa Gurgone, a 2008 alumna of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy’s graduate certificate program, has been at the forefront of an initiative to raise the wages of home health aides.  
Lois Powers '96 Named  Education Support Professional of the Year
The College of Liberal Arts alumna is a career resource librarian in the university's Office of Career Services and Internships and has worked at UMass Boston for 23 years.
Mary K. Grant '86 Appointed Chancellor of University of North Carolina at Asheville
The McCormack Graduate School alumna has been president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts since 2002 and is a member of the UMass Boston Board of Visitors.  
Economics Department Releases First E-Newsletter
Chair Julie Nelson is delighted that departmental news will now have wider reach. In this issue: Honoring Professor Lynde, Applied Economics graduates first class, a study on "risk adversity," and more.
Kaitlyn Siner '13 is the First program coordinator for UMass Boston School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD)
SGISD "allowed me to merge my previous skills with a school that was focused on things I had become passionate about and invested in, such as working across populations, and developing a deeper understanding of how we deal with cultural differences." 
Alumni: Change the World from Anywhere
College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS) offers new online graduate certificate in International Development.
Park Square to Columbia Point: Bill Walczak '79
Bill Walczak ’79 founded Codman Square Health Center while a UMass Boston student. See more of UMass Boston at 50.
Gift of $1 Million Will Advance Biology Research Efforts
The anonymous gift will launch the new Biology Graduate Research Endowment, which will support stipends for graduate students, travel to conferences, and graduate research projects.  
Alumni Association Supports Student Success
Eighteen students received scholarships from the Alumni Association at an awards ceremony on June 25, 2014.
Department of Economics Alumni Tran, Preble, and Ricketts Contribute to Field
Mark Preble '85, Anh Le Tran '00, and Taja Ricketts '10, contribute to higher education and  industry.
 New Scholarship, Additional Gifts Enrich Economics Department
Charlie Brown '09 and James Gajewski '14 BA/MA strengthen department programs.
Record 3,994 Students Graduate From UMass Boston
Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, delivered the keynote address at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s 46th commencement.
 JFK Winner Shaun O’Grady Journeyed from Battlefield to Classroom
Shaun O'Grady delivered a moving speech at commencement.
UMass Boston Magazine: Spring 2014
Five years at the Venture Development Center, UMass Boston Strong, Mini Medical School, Vietnamese American Student Success, and more»
Grad Student, Guide Dog Lead McCormack Graduates at Commencement
William O'Donnell and his guide dog Marshall both took pride in receiving their diplomas.
UMass Boston Grad Students Helping Rwanda Turn the Page
Graduate students Parfait Gasana and Wade Cedar have started the Kigali Reading Center, a nonprofit that is bringing much-needed books to Gasana's native Rwanda. 
Happy Birthday UMass Boston!
Legislators, campus administrators, alumni, students, and others gathered  recently at the State House to celebrate the semicentennial of UMass Boston’s birth, to remember how it almost did not happen, and to point the way toward the future. 
New Alumni: Join our Linkedin Group!
Strengthen your professional network!  Welcome to our group.
Discover UMass Boston
"Challenge Your Thinking. Discover the New U." Marketing campaign promotes university through billboards, tv, radio, and newspaper. 
Awards Dinner Applauds, Inspires Leadership
Undergraduate Student Government and Alumni Association honors leaders for remarkable teaching, community service, and student engagement.
Katie Hauser '10 Named Director of Communications at Mass Convention Center Authority
In addition to receiving her MA in English, alumna graduated from the Emerging Leaders Program in 2013.
Historian Anthony Sammarco '79 Publishes Lost Boston
Book documents places which are no more from the 1870s to present. These include schools, churches, theaters, grand mansions, dockyards, racetracks, parks, stores, hotels, offices, and factories. 
Alumnus Nominated for
CPCS graduate Chris Hoeh '90 is one of ten nominees for recognition of his work to "reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations and create an equitable school environment."
Nick Maffeo '77, '91, '99 Named President of Canton Co-operative Bank
Canton native received MBA from the College of Management.
 Melissa Jeltsen ’06 is Front Page Editor at the Huffington Post
College of Liberal Arts English/Creative Writing major, also edited the homepage of MSNBC, and had posts at  TPM Media LLC and Children's Hospital.
U.S. Secretary of Education Praises UMass Boston’s STEM Diversity
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan praised UMass Boston's "wonderful commitment" to increasing diversity in STEM fields. 
 Final Beam Raised on UMass Boston’s Newest Academic Building
Facility will help the university community reaching new heights of creativity, exploration, collaboration, and discovery.   
Alumnus David Ryan '89 to Publish Animals in Motion
Book features thirteen fiction stories by Sarah Lawrence College writing professor named by one reviewer as a "21st Century Steinbeck."
Camp Shriver at UMass Boston  Awarded $100,000
Funding is part of Cummings Foundation's "$100k for 100 program."
Lisa Edmonds '92 Nominated for District Court Judgeship
Persistence led to success for this hardworking Cape Cod prosecutor.
Lighting the Way: Nursing PhD Student Inspires
Jacob  Kariuki, RN/MSN, PhDc, recently spoke at TedxUMassBoston "Lighting the Way for the Future."
Why is May
"The combination of people, the resources of this great institution, and the importance it places on educational access that make it truly exceptional."
Mayor Walsh Announces Life Science Internship Training Program
$206,000 will go toward developing an online course for students.
Glasgow Exchange Students Bring New Perspectives
Exchange includes 80 students in Boston and Glasgow, Scotland. 
 From Ramen Noodles to a Buffet of Opportunity
Students and donors connect at an annual event during which a new scholarship was announced.

Gift Establishes New Scholarship
Elaine Sudanowicz ’78 says that “Boston State College instilled in me the value of using knowledge for the public good.” Her scholarship will continue this ideal.
Alumni Profile: Neetzan Zimmerman ’07
Top internet blogger Neetzan Zimmerman ’07 has a knack for knowing what people find interesting.

Grad Student Named Miss India USA
Lab technician and UMass Boston management student Mansee Sangani has another title to add to her résumé: she’s the new Miss India USA.
Community Development Major Offered
Students can now major in community development in UMass Boston's College of Public and Community Service (CPCS).  
Robert H. Quinn Honored
Quinn, former government official and chair of the UMass Board of Trustees, passed away earlier this year.
Advancing Women's Leadership
Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy  
Spring 2014
Newsletter.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy '76 Visits
Gina McCarthy '76 says her anthropology degree prepared her for the top environmental post in the country.
Future Alumni Dress for Success
The Alumni Association and Student Philanthropy and Alumni Council Supports Career Services first "Dress for Success" event. 
Student Managed Fund Shows Solid Returns
Student Managed Fund helps College of Management Students navigate the complex world of finance. Investors? The fund is showing solid progress!
Patrick Gaston '83: Top Black Corporate Leader
The College of Management alumnus is president
of the Western Union Foundation for Western Union,
a global leader in financial services.
 
University is “Transportation Trailblazer”
A new MASSPIRG report says UMass Boston is leading a nationwide trend toward providing options for students to go car-free.  

Grant Supports Cancer Research
An $8 million grant for a project led by UMass Boston and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center will advance cancer research.
IBM Partnership and Other News: Report to the Board of Trustees
A new university collaboration will develop ways to broaden access to technology for people with disabilities. This story and more in the February 2014 Board of Trustees report.
New Partnership with New England Aquarium
UMass Boston and the New England Aquarium have launched a first-of-its-kind partnership to encourage collaborative research.
Cliff Hopkins '92: From UMass Boston to Top Google Post
Marketing Director, Search & Commerce at Google, the alumnus says UMass Boston set the stage for a creative and satisfying career..
Brian Daniels '96 Named Principal of Chatham, MA Middle School
"I would call myself a champion of the arts,” said Daniels, who received a master's degree in critical and creative thinking.  
UMass Funds Student Financial Aid

UMass system directs $148 million of its own funds toward financial aid for students to maintain affordability and access and keep student debt manageable. 
 Walsh Administration's Joyce Linehan '96,'04
Read this Boston Magazine story about UMass Boston's alumna.
Women in Politics and Public Policy Alumna Leads Domestic Violence Initiative
Patricia Hohl '13 is overseeing the national implementation of an innovative program to protect women experiencing domestic violence. 
UMass Student Helps Advocate for Tuition Freeze
College of Management student Katie Kaiser's civic engagement serves as example of the need for increased investment in public higher education.
Watch our New Academic Building Take Shape!
The four-story building will provide nearly 2,000 seats in state-of-the-art general purpose classrooms, faculty and staff offices, a café, student lounge and study spaces, and spaces for art, chemistry, and performing arts.
UMass Boston Mourns the Loss of Professor of English Joel Blair
Blair help to found the Honors Program and was a generous donor to its students.
Alumna Endows New Scholarship
Leiko Lumiere '12 hopes to draw more international students to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
New Honors College -- Alumni Reception to Celebrate
College educates students who are being prepared to respond with innovative approaches to complex problems. 
Robert H. Quinn Remembered as Education Advocate
Tremendous advocate for UMass Boston; instrumental in bringing the university to its present home on Columbia Point in the 1970s.
VMware Appoints Ben Fathi '82, '85 as Chief Technology Officer
Fathi Brings More Than 30 Years of R&D Innovation and Industry Experience to VMware Leadership Team. Congratulations Ben!
‘Doesn’t Like to Be Called a Machine’  Neetzan Zimmerman '07 Leaving Gawker
Former Gawker editor moves on to top role at Whisper.
Mayor Walsh Names Alumnus as Interim Fire Commissioner
John F. Hasson '78 is a 41-year veteran of the department.“The Boston Fire Department will be in great hands under the leadership of John Hasson,” says Walsh. 
McCormack Impact Newsletter: January 2014
McCormack helps Mayor Marty Walsh transition to leadership; Bridges Project
links Muslim community and law enforcement; alumni networking event; and more.
UMass Boston Magazine: Fall/Winter
Mayor Menino '88: A Student of Education; Tackling Environmental Issues on Nantucket; Saving Boston's Hip Hop; Commencement 2013; and more!
Dr. Michael Foley's Legacy Continues through UMass Boston Scholarship
Foley was a treasured volunteer and benefactor. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Dr. and Mrs. Michael T. Foley Scholarship which supports students in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. 
A Tribute to Distinguished Service
2013 Boston State College celebration honors four alumni who have made a difference in the lives of thousands.
Know Career Prospects Before Choosing Degree
Jennifer Barone, career specialist for the College of Liberal Arts at UMass Boston, recently joined Radio Boston to discuss the topic.
Volleyball Sweeps Little East Conference
Freshman named Little East Rookie of the Week and more Beacons news.
Model of New Academic Building Unveiled
Displayed in the Campus Center, the model offers an exciting and concrete glimpse of the future. 
Joe Bulen '85 Named Project Superintendent

The College of Liberal Arts alumnus accepts position at Acella Construction.


Marc Arria '05 named Athletic Director
The College of Management alumnus will oversee athletics at Winchester High School.
Amanda S. Hulien '01 Honored
The Senior Associate at McGladrey LLP, has been inducted into Worldwide Who’s Who for Excellence in Accounting & Auditing Services.
Profile: Nhan Bang '10
ESL teacher wants to make a difference at the Green Meadow School in Maynard.
Jim Ennis '11  Becomes RN
Former Beacons hockey captain giving back as RN.  
Dr. Adam Stearn '03 Named Professor
Marian Court College named Stearn '03 as a professor in the criminal justice department.
Shannon Thompson '13 Goes Pro
Former Beacons volleyball star signs pro contract in Austria.
Alumni Love that Lasts
Tim Callahan '75, and his wife, Mary '80, are featured in New York Times Booming’s “Making It Last” column which profiles baby boomer couples who have been together 25 years or more.
Time for Creativity: Alumna Pioneers
Rebecca Small's studies in ocean science and art have led to a novel art form.
Krystle Campbell Scholarship
Your gift will honor the memory of the former UMass Boston student and marathon victim Krystle Campbell and support students in the College of Management.  
UMass Boston Runs on Duncan (Nelson)
Associate Professor Duncan Nelson's Video Ode to Alumni
 "Of all you Graduates a Praiser . . ." Ode pdf
Class of 1963 Celebrates with Panache
Three days on the UMass Boston campus connected classmates and celebrated the legacies of numerous teaching careers. An array of events, on land and sea, rekindled the spirit of Huntington Avenue. A class gift will carry on "Education for Service."
New Alumni: Follow Us on Twitter!
Stay in touch with the university and with alumni accomplishments, connections, and more!
Profile: Author and Professor Ken Tangvik '81
"Their [UMass Boston professors] passion towards literature was infectious and I quickly realized literature was my true academic passion."
Q and A with Professor Bandopadhyaya
"Our students are very motivated and goal driven," says Professor of Accounting and Finance Arindam Bandopadhyaya.
Read our Q & A on why else he loves UMass Boston and how the university is helping him achieve his goals and those of his students.
From Rock and Roll to Moors and Cabot
Dan Joyce's career path took him from a Lynn nightclub to one of Boston's oldest financial services firms. Here's how UMass Boston helped the class of '82 alumnus and why it has inspired him to give back.
IRA Charitable Rollover is back for 2012 and 2013
Good News! The Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
can help you and UMass Boston. At the last moment, Congress passed . . .
Alumni Couple Continues Tradition of College Access
Jim and Marie O'Sullivan, both graduates of the class of 1980, turned the loss of a classmate to a positive family tradition.
A Time for “Returning:” Alumnus Gives Back
Successful Entrepreneur Mark Atkins ’71 Returns to Share Business Expertise with Students
He is joining the College of Management as a lecturer in spring 2013.
Lornie Bullerwell '69 and Christine DePalma '04, '09 Share Why They Give Back
“The university played such a pivotal role in forming the foundation of my life that it would be like abandoning my family to choose not to be a part of the UMass Boston community,” says Lornie Bullerwell.
Profile: Tracy Atkinson '88, State Street Executive
"UMass Boston students bring a level of maturity and a broader perspective," says Atkinson, who will be the featured speaker at State Street Connect on October 25.
  

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