Alumni Profiles

Alumni Spotlight: Ashleigh Barry

Ashleigh Barry ’99 (journalism) has covered her share of powerful stories, but her most recent news special for 10TV in Columbus titled "Saving Sarah" has won an Emmy Award and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award. 

Comm Alum Takes a Leap to Volunteer in Nicaragua

“Right after college is the best time to do something like this,” Dan Robinson ’14 (communication/information technology) says. “It’s a time where you’re trying to figure out what’s next in your life. Going far outside your comfort zone and surrounding yourself with a completely new culture and language is a great way to reflect on the past 4 years of college."

Our Alumni Making a Difference

Samalid Hogan ’03 (economics/Spanish) is launching CoWorkSpringfield!, an initiative dedicated to creating a diverse peer support network of entrepreneurs while offering a professional coworking space in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts.

Excerpts of a Full UMass Life

Sheldon Saltman '53 (political science) shares highlights of his sixty-year career in sports and journalism around the world.

Recycling Cooking Oil into Biofuel

Peter McAvoy '90 (STPEC) runs his car on your tater tots!

"Lost Boy of Sudan" Earns Doctorate

James Alic Garang, who received his doctorate in economics this year, is one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” who left their homes in Africa to escape from the chaos of civil war.

International Economist Takes on Major New Role at Bank of England

Former deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Nemat Shafik '83 (economics) takes on a newly created role overseeing banking and markets at the Bank of England.

Distinguished Alumni Awards Recipients include Cornish, Goldman

Recipients of the Alumni Association's most prestigious recognition for alumni, faculty and friends include Audie Cornish '01 (journalism), co-host of National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," and Professor Sheldon Goldman (political science), a leading expert on judicial selection and confirmation.

Alum is Subject of Upcoming Disney Movie

Sports marketing legend JB Bernstein '90 (political science), one of the creators of The Million Dollar Arm contest that led to the signing of the first professional baseball pitchers from India, will speak about his career and his system for creating the next big idea on Tuesday, March 4 at 4 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

Thinking—and Acting—Strategically About a Career in Public Policy

Andrew McGavern ’13 (political science) is making the most of opportunities at UMass, including impressive internships, the Accelerated Master of Public Policy Program, scholarships, and various student development offices.

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