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2016 Honorary Degree - Call for Nominations

Candidates for an honorary degree may be nominated by faculty, staff, students, or alumni of the UMass Amherst campus.

Nominees should be especially outstanding and renowned in their field, and clearly exceptional among other outstanding persons in that field. Factors that are considered include distinguished intellectual, social or creative achievements in a specific field of endeavor and/or have made extraordinary contributions to the University or to the Commonwealth.

21st Century Leaders Award - Call for Nominations

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks nominations of graduating seniors for the 21st Century Leaders Award.

This award recognizes the strong academic record and exemplary achievement of undergraduate students who further distinguished their intellectual accomplishments, and enhanced the reputation of the University by contributing to the campus community in one or more of the following ways: