Alumni Profiles

Alums Beat Hollywood Odds to Make a "Life of a King"

Classmates Dan Wetzel '94 (journalism) and David Scott '94 (journalism/political science) are the co-writers, along with director Jake Goldberger, for the film, “Life of a King,” starring Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr., which opens on Friday, January 17, 2014. 

Former Minutewoman Named To All-Time U.S. Soccer Team

UMass women's soccer alumna Briana Scurry '95 (political science) has been chosen for the national women's team all-time best XI as a part of U.S. Soccer's commemoration of its centennial.

Investigative Journalist Kevin Cullen '81 Talks Shop

Boston Globe columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Cullen '81 (journalism) reflects on his life in journalism and his years of exposing James "Whitey" Bulger for what he was.

Marketing Through Social Media at Estée Lauder

Elisa Thomas '95 (journalism/political science), the first global director of digital education at Estée Lauder Companies, teaches some of Estée Lauder’s more than 40,000 employees worldwide how to market through social media. She was on campus recently for the SBS alumni/student networking event.

Cole Research Scholarship Awarded

Kyle Little receives the Cole Undergraduate Research Award at the sixth annual Cole Lecture Series event.

Perry-Jenkins Named Director of Center for Research on Families

Prof. Maureen Perry-Jenkins '81 (psychology) takes over the helm of the Center for Research on Families after a decade of leadership by Prof. Sally Powers (psychology).

New Group for Alumni in Entertainment Is Formed

LA alumni in the entertainment industry understand the value of networking with each other and creating opportunities for student internships. So to seek each other out, they formed an alumni group.

Kickin' It with Eliza

From Amherst, to Chestnut Hill, to Newton, to Cape Town, South Africa, Eliza Shirazi '13 (communication) is spreading her love of movement and music through cardio kickboxing and a Pilates dance based class.

Young Journalism Alum Finds Dream Coming True

Less than a year after leaving UMass, Anna Meiler ’12 (journalism) found herself covering one of the biggest news stories to ever hit the area: the Boston Marathon bombings.

Energy Department Chief of Staff Knows His Climate Science

Two days after Kevin Knobloch '78 (journalism) joined the DOE in June, climate policy became one of the biggest priorities of the current administration.

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