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Chancellor’s Welcome: 48th Commencement (Undergraduate Ceremony)

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | May 27, 2016
Chancellor Motley congratulates the Class of 2016 graduating with undergraduate degrees—all 2,922 of them—in a ceremony at the TD Garden.

Chancellor’s Welcome: 48th Commencement (Graduate Ceremony)

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | May 26, 2016
Chancellor Motley congratulates the 1,340 members of the Class of 2016 earning graduate degrees, including 69 doctoral candidates.

Beacons, Your Moment Has Arrived

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston, Chancellor | May 25, 2016
It is with great pride and joy that I write this email celebrating the record-setting 4,262 students who will graduate Thursday and Friday during our 48th commencement ceremonies.

Beacons Headed Around the World on Prestigious Fellowships

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston, Chancellor | May 19, 2016
Several University of Massachusetts Boston students, alumni, and faculty have earned the opportunity to engage in teaching and research projects abroad through Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships, a Fulbright grant, and a Boren Fellowship.

Commencement 2016: Announcing Student Speakers, Calling On Staff Volunteers

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston, Chancellor | May 12, 2016
I am pleased to announce the student speakers who have been selected to address the Class of 2016.

Chancellor’s Awards for Distinguished Scholarship, Teaching, and Service

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | May 05, 2016
Each year at commencement, we celebrate the accomplishments of faculty members who have demonstrated exceptional contributions by presenting the Chancellor’s Awards for Distinguished Scholarship, Teaching, and Service.

Chancellor’s Achievement Awards Honor Facilities, Academic Services Staff

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | April 28, 2016
The Chancellor’s Achievement Awards recognize selected staff members for their commitment and contributions to the success of our entire university community.

Join Us at Our Annual Community Meeting

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | April 21, 2016
The community is invited to UMass Boston's Annual Community Meeting on Wednesday, April 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center ballroom.

Honorees for UMass Boston’s 48th Commencement

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | April 20, 2016
I am pleased to announce the principal speakers who will address our Class of 2016 at commencement.

Krystle Campbell Scholarships Awarded to UMass Students

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | April 13, 2016
UMass Boston student Eva Leibbrandt and UMass Dartmouth student Charmagne Loyola received the 2016 Krystle Campbell Scholarship in memory of our alumna who perished in the Boston Marathon bombing.