January 2013

January 2013

Happy New Year!!  

As we welcome 2013, it seems fitting to reflect on some of our efforts from the past year:  

  • The UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association awarded over $35,000 in scholarships to current students.  
  • In July we introduced a newly re-redesigned alumni website, with a crisper look and feel, more photos, alumni profiles and a calendar of events.   
  • We increased our outreach efforts via FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn by 109%.  If you haven’t connected with us yet, we hope you will make this a new year’s resolution and do so in 2013.  
  • This fall brought a new student group to campus with the launch of the Student Alumni Association.  This group will work with us to connect with students before they graduate.    
  • We ended the year by honoring five distinguished alumni at our Alumni Awards ceremony.  I encourage you to read more about our honorees and their qualifications and invite you to nominate your fellow distinguished alumni for this honor in 2013.   

As you can see, there was a lot going on in 2012 and we don’t expect to slow down this year.  We ask that you continue to provide us with suggestions on what we can do to enhance your alumni experience.  We need your input!

Proud to be UMD,



Lori Jacques
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations


UMass Dartmouth News

Nationally-renowned photographer shows work at Star Store
The University Art Gallery is pleased to present Miles and Miles of Things I've Never Seen, an exhibition of black-and-white photographs by renowned photographer Frank Gohlke from December 7, 2012 to January 27, 2013.

UMass Dartmouth marks milestone at the MAB
UMass President Robert L. Caret and UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman joined with other local and state leaders to mark the end of the first stage of construction of the Massachusetts Accelerator for Biomanufacturing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (the MAB).

Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation makes major gift to UMass Dartmouth
Patrick J. Murray, Jr., President and CEO of Taunton-based Bristol County Savings Bank, joined University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman recently to announce a $250,000 donation from the Bank's charitable foundation to the University's Charlton College of Business.

Events Calendar

1/17/2013 5:00 PM
Third Thursday at the University Club

1/24/2013 6:00 PM
Winter Soiree

1/25/2013 8:00 AM
Alumni Coffee

2/5/2013 6:00 PM
Social Media 101

Alumni Spotlight

Randal Thurston '79

  Check out alumnus, Randal Thurston '79 as he creates a 25 ft, cut-paper installation titled "The Counting House" currently on display at the New Bedford Art Museum Art.

Event Photos



Pictured above: Future Corsairs Carli, Olivia, and Morgan Briggs enjoying cookies before the New Bedford Family Holiday Pops.

Click on picture to see more event photos.

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