AMHERST, Mass. – The 46th Annual Community Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 7:30-9 a.m. in the Student Union Ballroom at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The event is open to the public.
Jointly sponsored by UMass Amherst and the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, the breakfast traditionally marks the beginning of the academic year and offers a chance for representatives of the local, academic and business communities to meet and discuss common goals and issues.
Speakers at the breakfast will include UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, who took office July 1, and Kathryn Grandonico, president of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce.
Also scheduled to speak are two UMass Amherst students who have been involved in community service activities. Kurt Schultz, a double major in biochemistry and molecular biology and mathematics, is a one of the founders of the University Community Academic Network (UCAN), which recruits UMass students to volunteer in the Amherst public schools. Harmonie Jean-Charland, a journalism major, spent the summer as the UMass Civic Engagement and Service-Learning AmeriCorps summer associate helping to further develop partnerships with the Amherst public schools and Holyoke Boys and Girls Club and will continue as an AmeriCorps leader in service this year.
Free parking is available in the Campus Center Garage. For additional information, call External Relations and University Events at 413/577-1101.