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Notable Alumni

Our alumni go on to do great things. They have created companies, given back to their communities, and made their mark in business, the arts and civic spheres. Learn about just a few notable alumni by scrolling down or downloading the most recent brochure.


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Rich Miner

UMass Lowell

Rich Miner co-founded Android, and joined google when they acquired the mobile platform company. He now leads the Google Ventures' East Coast investment team, looking for bright and innovative startups to invest in. Miner received his BS, MS and PhD from UMass Lowell.

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Chevenee Reavis

Mt. Wachusett Community College

Chevenee Reavis was a dual enrollment student at Mount Wachusett, an experience she calls "a pivotal opportunity in her life." She is now Director of Strategic Initiatives and Global Advocacy for, an organization co-founded by actor Matt Damon that provides access to safe water and sanitation throughout Africa, South Asia and Central America.

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Francisco Urena

Northern Essex Community College

Francisco Urena, a 2009 graduate of Northern Essex Community College and former commissioner of veterans’ services for Boston, was recently named Secretary of Veterans Affairs by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. He received his bachelor’s from UMass Lowell.

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Tracee Chimo

Salem State University

Best known for playing Piper Chapman's eccentric, overbearing sister-in-law Neri Feldman on Netflix's Orange is the New Black, Tracee Chimo earned her bachelor of fine arts (BFA) from Salem State in 2001.

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Sheri McCoy

UMass Dartmouth

Sheri McCoy started as a scientist in research and development at Johnson & Johnson. During her 30-year career there, she worked her way up to worldwide chairman of the Pharmaceutical Group and head of Johnson & Johnson's Consumer business. She is now CEO of Avon and ranks #27 on Fortune Magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business."

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Sami Noujaim

Bunker Hill Community College

Dr. Sami Noujaim directs the Noujaim Laboratory at the Molecular Cardiology Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center, and teaches medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He said, “BHCC was my earliest exposure to the fact that when you put your mind to something and work hard you can achieve it.”

Steven D. Richter

Holyoke Community College

President & CEO, Microtest Laboratories in Agawam, Mass.

Darrell Scott

Middlesex Community College

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) 2002 Songwriter of the Year

Glenn Rowe

MassBay Community College

Assitant Professor, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine

Sandra Laney

Quinsigamond Community College

Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Michael Deitemeyer

Fitchburg State University

President, Omni Hotels & Resorts

Jeanne Bolger

Framingham State University

Director of Research and Development, Dunkin' Donuts

John Jacobs

UMass Amherst

Founder, Life is Good

William Bratton

UMass Boston

Commissioner, New York City Police Department

Imoigele Aisiku

UMass Medical

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital

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