Upcoming Events » Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor to Speak at UMass Lowell

November 19, 2015 4:00 pm
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Boston Marathon bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia, a UMass Lowell graduate, will lead a free program for the campus and the public about the challenges she has overcome.

Sdoia was standing near the marathon’s finish line on April 15, 2013 and sustained serious injuries when one of two explosions planted by terrorists killed three spectators and injured more than 260 others. She’ll talk about how that day irrevocably changed her life and how it affected the course of her career.

Sdoia graduated from UMass Lowell in 1991 with a business degree and spent 25 years in the real estate field, where she rose to become a vice president of property management for a Boston area development company. As she continues to recover from her injuries, she has forged a new path as a motivational speaker, sharing her story of perseverance and hope to inspire the next generation of leaders to aim high and never quit.

Event speakers are scheduled to include UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, the first woman to lead the university in its 121-year history, and Scott Latham, interim dean of the university’s Manning School of Business, which is presenting the program, the first in its new Women in Business Speaker Series.

The Manning School – which will open its new home, the Pulichino Tong Business Building in 2017 – offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in programs relevant to today’s global marketplace. World-class research on the impact of women in business conducted by faculty includes the influence of women entrepreneurs, the role gender plays in achieving a work-life balance and issues surrounding gender and

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