We celebrated five new gerontology PhDs and our newest master’s degree alumni at the UMass Boston graduate commencement ceremony on May 24, 2023. (Ngai Kwan, PhD ’23, could not attend the ceremony.)

Learn more about our newest doctoral alumni and their dissertations.

Ellen Birchander, center, director of the Management of Aging Services master’s program, with her 2023 graduates (from left): Dorcus Shambi, who earned a research master’s degree; John Goldsby, Pam Yoder, Nicholas Bradley, Sophia Casale, and Jill McClellan Phelps.