"I love that I've got everyone from eighteen years old to seasoned professionals in my class — they all bring in their unique perspectives. I'm always recommending UMass Boston."
— Wanjiku DePina, Manning ’07, BA ’10
Alzheimer’s Special Unit Manager
"I attended hoping that I would learn from my instructor — which was great — but in addition, it was what my classmates brought and shared that made the program more valuable. Not a day goes by that I don't pull up and use something from the course. I recommend the program to all my friends."
— Nancy Perreault, Manning ’08, RN
Nurse Case Manager
"I have been able to apply what I learned from the Manning Certificate Program to my current position as a care manager for Minuteman Senior Services in Burlington, Massachusetts."
— Bob Tosi, Manning ’06
"The Gerontology Program at UMass Boston cemented my career. From the Manning Certificate Program to the gerontology degree program, the knowledge and experience I gained have provided me with a foundation for working with our elders that is second to none. As executive director at Springhouse Retirement Community, I am still in touch with the staff at the UMass Gerontology Department and continue to value their judgment and expertise."
— Kathryn Foley, Manning ’05, BA ’06
Retirement Community Director
"I highly recommend the UMass Boston Gerontology Program to anyone who wishes to change the future for our aging population. As a nontraditional student, I was able to tailor a learning program which allowed me to pursue my vision of opening an adult day program. Today I am the owner/director of Here on Earth Adult Day Services in Londonderry, New Hampshire"
— Stacy Thrall, Manning, BA ’04, PTA
Current Graduate Student