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List of University of Massachusetts people

The following is a partial list that includes graduates, professors, administrators and other notable people associated with the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell).

AlumniEdit

PoliticsEdit

Name Class year Notability Reference
James Costos Former United States Ambassador to Spain and Andorra [1]
Marty Meehan Former congressman (served 1993 – 2007), UMass Lowell chancellor (2007–2015), and current University of Massachusetts System president (2015–present) [2]
Sean Garballey 2007 Member of the Mass. House of Representatives (served 2008–present) [3]
Corey Lewandowski Political consultant, former CNN commentator and campaign manager for Donald J. Trump's 2016 presidential campaign [4]

EntertainmentEdit

Name Class year Notability Reference
Jerry Bergonzi 1971 Jazz musician [5]
Bonnie Comley Broadway and film producer
John Pinette Comedian and actor
Thelma Todd Actress

BusinessEdit

Name Class year Notability Reference
Roger W. Cressey 1987 Former U.S. National Security Council staff, previous President and Founder of Good Harbor Consulting Group and current Partner with Liberty Group Ventures [6]
Edson deCastro President and founder, Data General Corporation
Harish Hande Social entrepreneur who is expanding solar energy across India
Rich Miner Creator of Wildfire, co-founder of Android Inc., and investment partner on the Google Ventures team

SportsEdit

HockeyEdit

Name Class year Notability Reference
Chad Ruhwedel NHL player with the Pittsburgh Penguins
Christian Folin NHL player with the Los Angeles Kings
Scott Wilson NHL player with the Buffalo Sabres
Connor Hellebuyck NHL player with the Winnipeg Jets
Craig Charron Former AHL player
Jeff Daw Former NHL player with the Colorado Avalanche
Scott Fankhouser Former NHL player with the Atlanta Thrashers
Ron Hainsey NHL player with the Toronto Maple Leafs
Ben Holmstrom NHL player with the Philadelphia Flyers
Carter Hutton NHL player with the Nashville Predators
Dean Jenkins Former NHL player with the Los Angeles Kings
Greg Koehler Former NHL player with the Carolina Hurricanes
Mark Kumpel Member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic Hockey team and former NHL player with the Winnipeg Jets
Craig MacTavish Former NHL player with several teams and former coach of the Edmonton Oilers, where he also served as senior vice president
Jon Morris Former NHL player with the New Jersey Devils
Dwayne Roloson Former NHL player with several teams, including the Edmonton Oilers
Ben Walter Former NHL player with the New Jersey Devils

BaseballEdit

Name Class year Notability Reference
Mike LaValliere Former Major League Baseball catcher and Gold Glove award winner

RowingEdit

Name Class year Notability Reference
Shelagh Donohoe Rower and Olympic Silver Medalist

OtherEdit

Name Class year Notability Reference
Michael Casey American poet and writer
Christopher J. Coyne Bishop of Burlington, Vermont
Arthur G. Hunt American plant and soils scientist
Michael R. Lane Former president of Emporia State University and dean of the School of Business at Missouri Western State University
John Ogonowski Pilot of American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001
John Traphagan Professor of religious studies and Mitsubishi Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin and blogger for The Huffington Post
Jack Weinstein U.S. Air Force Lieutenant general
Renée Elliott Founder of British organic supermarket chain Planet Organic [7]
Mary Hallaren Director of the Women's Army Corps

FacultyEdit

Name Time Notability Reference
Eunice Alberts 1970s–1980s Opera and concert singer [8][9]
Arno Rafael Minkkinen 1987–present Fine art photographer [10]
Andre Dubus III Bestselling author, Writer in Residence at UMass Lowell [11]
Jack M. Wilson 2003–today Educator, entrepreneur, and President emeritus for the UMass system [12]
George Chigas 2009 today Khmer scholar and author of the first English translation of The Story of Tum Teav [13][14]
Kay George Roberts 1978- today Founder and musical director of the New England Orchestra [15]

Greeley Peace ScholarsEdit

Name Time Notability Reference
Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Khalid Karman 2018 Noble Prize Winner [16]
Noy Thrupkaew 2017 Journalist [17]
Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini 2016 Co-founder of International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) [18]
Albie Sachs 2014 South African activist leader [19]
John Prendergast 2012/13 Human-rights activist and best-selling author [20]
Leymah Gbowee 2011 Liberian peace activist [21]
Gavriel Salomon 2010 Psychologist [22]
Padraig O’Malley 2009 Irish-American peace activist [23]
Linda Biehl 2008 South-African peace activist [24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "James Costos | UMass Lowell". www.uml.edu. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "Marty Meehan | University of Massachusetts Office of the President". www.umassp.edu. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "Sean P. Garballey '07". Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "- The Washington Post". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "Jerry Bergonzi : Living and Learning". JazzTimes. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  6. ^ "Cybersecurity Consulting Firm | Arlington, VA". Liberty Group Ventures. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "Renee Elliott | UMass Lowell". www.uml.edu. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  8. ^ "Wayback Machine" (PDF). July 8, 2011. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  9. ^ "UMass Lowell Magazine from 2002" (PDF).
  10. ^ "Arno Rafael Minkkinen | Faculty | Art & Design | UMass Lowell". www.uml.edu. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  11. ^ "Andre Dubus III | Writers in Residence | Kerouac Center | UMass Lowell". www.uml.edu. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  12. ^ "Jack Wilson | UMass Lowell". www.uml.edu. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  13. ^ "George Chigas | Faculty | Peace and Conflict Studies | UMass Lowell". www.uml.edu. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  14. ^ "Chigas Names Lecturer in Cambodian Language, Culture". Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  15. ^ Bracks, Lean'tin L (2012). African American almanac: 400 years of triumph, courage and excellence. Canton, Mich.: Visible Ink Press. ISBN 9781578593828. OCLC 787844493.
  16. ^ "Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Khalid Karman | Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies | PACSI | UMass Lowell". www.uml.edu. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  17. ^ "2017 Greeley Peace Scholar | Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies | PACSI | UMass Lowell". www.uml.edu. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  18. ^ "2016 Greeley Scholar for Peace | Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies | PACSI | UMass Lowell". www.uml.edu. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  19. ^ "2014 Greeley Peace Scholar | Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies | PACSI | UMass Lowell". www.uml.edu. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  20. ^ "2012-13 Greeley Scholar | Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies | PACSI | UMass Lowell". www.uml.edu. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  21. ^ "2011 Greeley Peace Scholar | Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies | PACSI | UMass Lowell". www.uml.edu. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  22. ^ "2010 Greeley Peace Scholar | Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies | PACSI | UMass Lowell". www.uml.edu. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  23. ^ "2009 Greeley Peace Scholar | Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies | PACSI | UMass Lowell". www.uml.edu. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  24. ^ "2008 Greeley Peace Scholar | Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies | PACSI | UMass Lowell". www.uml.edu. Retrieved August 6, 2019.