Alumni Weekend 2014


Join fellow alumni and friends in Amherst for events during Alumni Weekend. Reconnect with the campus as you learn about new initiatives and the far-reaching impact of the College of Education.



Sara WhitcombCreating Resilient Students & Safer Schools: Social-Emotional Learning in Massachusetts
Presented by Assistant Professor Sara Whitcomb PhD

Saturday, June 7, 2014
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Campus Center Hadley Room, 10th floor
UMass Amherst

FREE and Open to the public.

Effective social-emotional learning (SEL) is a preventive and evidence-based educational process that teaches children, from pre-k through 12th grade, the skills for wellness that can significantly reduce emotional stresses that lead to violence, addiction and other social challenges. Hear about Professor Whitcomb's research and effort to help more than 20 schools in Western MA build capacity to effectively and efficiently implement positive behavioral supports and social-emotional learning. A reception will follow the talk.

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Rose IhedigboAlumni Weekend Luncheon Keynote Address:
Dr. Rose Ihedigbo '85, '86 MEd, '92 EdD
Saturday, June 7, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Campus Center Auditorium
UMass Amherst

$20 per person

A highlight of the weekend is the Alumni Weekend Luncheon with keynote speaker Dr. Rose Ihedigbo, who will be joined by her son, NFL Safety James Ihedigbo '07. The mother-son alumni duo will share their story – including their experiences as UMass Amherst students, their journey to achieving the American dream and their commitment to paying it forward through their work with the HOPE Africa Foundation.

Rose will also hold a special book signing of her memoir, Sandals in the Snow. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the Alumni Weekend Luncheon.

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Questions? Contact Julie Stubbs at or the Alumni Association at


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