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At UMass Amherst Commencement, Neil deGrasse Tyson Addresses 5,500 Graduates at Flagship Campus

UMass Amherst Commencement 2015


AMHERST, Mass. – Approximately 5,500 candidates received bachelor’s degrees during today’s Undergraduate Commencement of the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a crowd of 20,000 heard internationally renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson deliver the commencement address.

Tyson reflected on the importance of education, the fleeting value of SAT scores, the need to challenge fellow citizens about faulty logic rather than blame the political leaders they elect, and the ultimate challenge of forging one’s own identity.

Stockbridge School Commencement Celebrates Its Graduates

stockbridge school commencement

AMHERST, Mass. – At the 93nd commencement for the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, speakers told graduates they will become stewards of the world through their chosen professions, leaders in the sustainability movement and the latest proud addition to a long-standing family of graduates who support each other. The students in six majors received associate of science degrees in Bowker Auditorium today.

Graduate Commencement at UMass Amherst Honors Mentorship and the Collective Accomplishment in Advanced Learning

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AMHERST, Mass. – The Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Amherst conferred more than 1,700 doctoral and master’s degrees this morning at a Commencement ceremony that drew more than 1,000 graduates, along with approximately 3,000 family members and friends, to the William D. Mullins Memorial Center.

A total of 310 doctoral degrees, 1,432 master’s degrees and 47 educational specialist degrees were awarded to graduates of 75 degree programs. Degree recipients represented more than 60 countries and ranged in age from 22 to 69.