Honors Students Dine with Chancellor Meehan
On Wednesday, February 20th, ten honors students dined with Chancellor Marty Meehan in the Allen House. A good time was had by all! The students and the chancellor discussed a wide range of topics including: Why did they choose UMass Lowell?, the magnificent new building projects that are on-going at UMass Lowell, the move of our athletic program to Division I, and how to better spread the word about the Commonwealth Honors Program. One capital project discussed was the new Student Center @ University Crossing. The Commonwealth Honors Program will be moving into that regal building when it is completed. The honors students who attended the event are (from left to right in the photo): Anna LeBlanc (Exercise Physiology), Meghan Burke (Biology), Julie Mitchell (Plastics Eng.), Bridget O'Brien (English), Scott Ankiewicz (Chemical Eng.), Kaci McLaughlin (Political Science, Psychology), Andrew Ambrosino (Computer Science), William Anderson (Mechanical Eng.) and Nicholas Zylkuski (Psychology). Of the meeting, Andrew Ambrosino said, "It's really invigorating to see that the school's leadership is so accessible and supportive of our ambitions here." while Meghan Burke expressed: "Meeting with the Chancellor made me realize just how many opportunities we have in the Honors Program. Not only did Chancellor Meehan listen to our ideas, but he encouraged us to say and do more." Honors student, Megan Hadley also attended, but she is not shown in the photo since she took the picture! Megan is an English major who is in the final stages of her Honors Thesis. Her faculty advisor is English professor Todd Avery. Scholarship Rises.