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TF South alum Ren’Cia Rolling named to national leadership society

UMass Lowell inducts students into Omicron Delta Kappa

information provided by UMass Lowell

LOWELL, Mass. July 10, 2020) – UMass Lowell inducted more than 70 new members into the university’s chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership society that honors college students. Included this year is Ren’Cia Rolling, a TF South alum and current criminal justice major.

As an upperclassman academically ranked in the top 35 percent, Rolling was invited to apply for membership. Members are selected based on their outstanding contributions in scholarship, athletics and recreational sports, student organizations and community service, media, and performing arts.

As students, Omicron Delta Kappa members participate in educational, service, and leadership programs that benefit campus life, according to Deb Finch, a faculty member in UMass Lowell’s Manning School of Business, who advises the university’s ODK chapter along with Shaima Ragab, director of student affairs.

“Inductees go on to enjoy a lifetime membership into a corps of leaders dedicated to serving both UMass Lowell and the greater community for the benefit of all,” Finch said.

The 2020 inductees, listed by hometown (with Massachusetts towns listed first), include:

  • Abington – Brianna Medeiros, biomedical engineering major
  • Acton – Alok Macharla, business administration
  • Andover – Joseph Calles, computer science; Leah Gens, biology; and Kendall Yasi, business administration
  • Ashland – Ronan Bates, civil engineering
  • Billerica – Clarice Bouvier, biology; Danielle LoGuidice, criminal justice; and Nicole Morris and Eliana Purtell, business administration
  • Burlington – Purva Dalwadi, biology, and Brendan Lucase, chemical engineering
  • Cambridge – Katrina Bien-Aime, business administration
  • Canton – Holly Delaney, English
  • Chelmsford – Ryan Callahan, political science; Michael Foley and Andrea Patino Galindo, business administration; Kristin Hohenstein, nutritional science; and Kezia Ulanga, biology
  • Dennis – Shanice Kelly, physics
  • Dracut – Matthew Arsenault, plastics engineering, and Francesca Davilla Kamwa Dzukou, physics
  • Framingham – Emma Whiting, exercise physiology
  • Haverhill – Emily Murrin and Miranda Vieira, exercise science
  • Ipswich – Jason Calandra, electrical engineering
  • Lawrence – Jinette Galarza, history
  • Lowell – Melanie Boo, business administration; Nidhi Patel, biology; Amy Saretsky, peace and conflict studies; Sofia Savoca, civil engineering; and Trinh Tran, graphic design
  • Lynnfield – Dylan Shaffer, civil engineering
  • Marblehead – Hannah Casey, political science
  • Maynard – Bretton Usher, business administration
  • Melrose – Nicholas Chan, environmental science, and Twisha Mohatra, business administration;
  • Methuen – Nazeli Acosta, physics; Catrina Crowe, psychology; and Corrina Quaglietta, nursing
  • Milton – Allison Carey, exercise physiology
  • Natick – Jessica Faulkner, exercise physiology
  • Needham – Emily Yormak, political science
  • North Andover – Hayley Cooper and Jeremy Young, psychology; Peabody – Joseph Farhat, biology
  • Randolph – Fiona Bruce-Baiden, political science
  • Reading – Jacquelyn Iannuzzo, exercise physiology
  • Rutland – Joseph Sheridan, exercise science
  • Sharon – Jessica Stead, clinical laboratory sciences
  • Somerville – Taylor Chau, nursing
  • Springfield – Gabrielle Favreau, education
  • Sterling – Zachary Belisle, biomedical engineering
  • Stoneham – Maria Fonseca Guzman, chemical engineering
  • Taunton – Amanda Baptiste, exercise physiology
  • Townsend – Elisha Bouchard, clinical laboratory sciences
  • Tyngsborough – Janki Bhagat, biology
  • Waltham – Daniela Aguilar, exercise physiology
  • Wakefield – Mikayla White, music studies
  • Weston – Ashley George, business administration, and Karen Huang, clinical laboratory sciences
  • Worcester – Rachel Miller, criminal justice
  • Jupiter, Fla. – Stephanie Jones, biomedical engineering
  • Lansing, Ill. – Ren’Cia Rolling, criminal justice
  • Manchester, N.H. – Brianna Messier, chemical engineering
  • Nashua, N.H. – Joshua Fitzgibbons, civil engineering, and Kaleigh Mulligan, psychology
  • Pelham, N.H. – Ashley Grasso, nursing
  • Suffern, N.Y. – Kali Greenberg, psychology
  • Chesterbrook, Pa. – Samantha Aufiero, civil engineering
  • Washington, D.C. – Montana Heise, sociology

About University of Massachusetts Lowell

UMass Lowell is a national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community. The university offers its more than 18,000 students bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. UMass Lowell delivers high-quality educational programs, vigorous hands-on learning, and personal attention from leading faculty and staff, all of which prepare graduates to be leaders in their communities and around the globe. The campus is located at 220 Pawtucket Street in Lowell, Massachusetts.


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