Teachers College reunion class fulfills dream
“You go first.” “No, you go, first!” That’s how it happened, almost like a playground exchange at recess. The “dare” was to establish a scholarship in honor of the upcoming State Teachers College 50th reunion. The “kids” were members of the Class of 1958, sitting at a kitchen table and dreaming about what they could accomplish.
“The Class of 1958 sat at a kitchen table dreaming passionately about what they could accomplish.”
They needed $25,000 for an endowment that would support a student preparing for a teaching career at UMass Boston’s Graduate College of Education. |more|
A passion for discovery
Genzyme program cultivates interest in biotechnology
“This partnership is a win/win for patients, students, educators, and Genzyme,” says Genzyme spokesperson Shawna Ferguson about a new University of Massachusetts system-wide program to cultivate interest in the biotechnology industry. The program also responds to a growing need for diverse talent to work in the field, which contributes to developing therapies for patients around the world.
“When our Genzyme scholars returned this fall they were so charged up with the opportunity and energy they derived from their work.”
- Dean Andrew Grosovsky
Laura Kibuuka was one of the first four UMass Boston students to take advantage of the program |more|
Images right: Urban Scholars Program teacher and student, wall with motto at former Teachers College Huntington Avenue campus, biology students, and Dean Andrew Grosovsky, College of Science and Mathematics.