Destination Innovation Part 2 of 3

Discover how UMass Dartmouth’s Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center and the upcoming BioManufacturing Park in Fall River are attracting new companies, creating jobs and providing real world internship experiences for students.

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Destination Innovation Part 3 of 3

Discover how UMass Dartmouth’s roots in textile engineering have evolved into a world class bioengineering department. See how our Students In Free Enterprise are working with communities and business leaders around the world on service projects. And find out how our our Office of Campus & Community Sustainability is challenging us to create a new and brighter future.

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Shivangi Patel ’12, Human Resource Management

I came to [UMD] as a freshman who had no clue what college was about. After four years, I can say that it has been the best time of my life.

Interview by Jenalina Santiago

Shivangi Patel is a student from Attleboro, MA, who was excited to come to the North Dartmouth area to attend college. Our “New Faces of UMass Dartmouth” videos allowed her to take a closer look at her own UMD experience.

“I will be graduating this May, with a degree in human resource management. As I was looking through all the videos of the ‘New Faces of UMD,’ I started to realize the impact UMass Dartmouth has had on me. I came to this school as a freshman who Continue Reading »

Naglaa Gaafar-Rego ’04

M.A. Professional Writing, College of Arts & Sciences

Being an alum of UMass Dartmouth means… absolute pride.

When Naglaa Gaafar-Rego ’04 came to UMass Dartmouth for her master’s degree in professional writing, she was both scared and excited. But coming straight to UMD from Egypt was just the beginning of Naglaa’s life-changing journey. During the course of her graduate studies, Naglaa would not only obtain her master’s degree, but she would also form a strong relationship with the campus community. Continue Reading »

Ryan Conticello ’12 Graphic Design/Digital Media

Thanks to Harvey, I hit my stride, putting out some of my strongest portfolio work and learning the programs so well that I even taught him a few things.

Interview by Jenalina Santiago

Why UMass Dartmouth?

I chose UMD for its nursing program. As a high school student, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I came because I knew the nursing program here was above par. At the time, I was very interested in eventually becoming an anesthesiologist. That dream has long since changed.

I failed out of the nursing program and reached a personal low in my life. I felt like a total failure with no real future. It was embarrassing and stressful — but most of all, it was motivating.

I became determined to find my calling. I went to BCC to get my GPA back up and it was there that I discovered graphic design. I never looked back.

My new goal was Continue Reading »

Sigute “Siggy” Meilus ’12 Sociology

I want to be the voice for those who do not have one.

Interview by Jenalina Santiago

Sigute “Siggy” Meilus is a senior sociology major who wears many hats on campus. Immediately, you can see she has a passion for helping others and a desire to spark change. She is involved in Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG), Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM), Student Government Association (SGA), Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA), Gospel Choir, and the Labor Education Center.

When she’s off-campus, she busies herself Continue Reading »