65th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 5:30pm
Amherst Room, UMass Campus Center
Save the Date!

Please join us for the College of Nursing’s 65th Anniversary Celebration! We will be hosting a cocktail hour and dinner for all alumni and friends of UMass Nursing. Enjoy UMass Dining’s award-winning cuisine while reconnecting with fellow alumni, classmates, and faculty. Former Dean Dr. Melanie Dreher will be the keynote speaker, and festivities are planned throughout the evening!


We would love to hear your stories and memories from your time at UMass Nursing, and we are planning a special photo collage to be displayed at the celebration. If you have any stories and/or pictures you would like to share, please email Ben Monat at


To register, please click here.


If you have any questions, please email Ben and he will be more than happy to answer any questions. Thank you!


You can view the event guest list here

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65th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, September 28

Campus Center – Amherst Room


5:30 pm Reception and jazz

7:00 pm Welcome Janet Secatore Master of Ceremonies 

7:15 pm Dean Cavanagh and the UMass College of Nursing

7:30 pm Dinner is served

7:50 pm Moment of reflection

8:00 pm Keynote Melanie Dreher

8:30 pm Special dedication 

9: 00 pm Singing of UMass Amherst Alma Mater song:  "When Twilight Shadows Deepen" 

9:15 pm Commemorative 65th slideshow- looking back!

Saturday, September 29

9:00 am – Tour of College of Nursing, Skinner Hall, 651 N. Pleasant St


9:30 am – Tour of Institute for Applied Life Sciences accompanied by light refreshments, 240 Thatcher Road (behind College of Nursing)


“Honoring our Past – Embracing our Future


We extend a special thanks to our spotlight sponsor Cooley Dickinson Health Care. 

Cooley Dickinson Health Care



The College of Nursing has reserved a block of rooms at the Howard Johnson by Wyndham Amherst Hadley on 401 Russell Street, Hadley, MA 01035, just a ten-minute drive from campus. To reserve a room at a discounted rate ($131 + tax), please call (413) 586 – 0114 by August 28, and mention the College of Nursing. Continental breakfast is included in this rate.




  • Cold Spring Orchard Belchertown, MA, Apple Picking. Price TBD.


  • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art- two exhibits: Paddington Comes to America; A Marriage of Artistry. $9 Adult, $6 Senior
    • 10-4pm 28th, 10-5 pm 29th 
  • 125 West Bay Road Amherst, MA 01002
  • 413-658-1100






  • Randall’s Farm½ hr away: Hayrides, games, pumpkin picking, pumpkin decorating 


  • North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival 35 min away: Artistic, Agricultural, and cultural bounty of the region. $5 admission 


  • McCray’s Farm South Hadley 25 min: Offers Creamery, Petting Zoo, Mini Golf, pumpkin picking, and more during the day


Haunted Hay Rides $15 if under 52 inches, $25 if over 52 inches. Kids’ Monster Mash experience, $5



College of Nursing Oral History

Learn about the College of Nursing's history from those who experienced it! 

Give to the 65th Anniversary Fund!