Current Students

Internship Shows Barowich Important Work Isn't Always Glamorous

While working this summer to strengthen opportunities for Massachusetts women in politics, Kelsey Barowich (MPP ’16) is learning a vital lesson: Just because work is important does not necessarily mean it is also glamorous.

Celebrating Graduation 20,000 Feet Up

Alex Calder, recent graduate of the resource economics department and his fellow UMass roommate Jeff Rogers summited Alaska’s Mount McKinley, located in the Denali National Park and Preserve, this past May. Only 50% of climbers who attempt the climb ever make it to Denali’s summit.

Scholarship Makes WCVB Internship Possible

“I’m so grateful to the Bacherman family for even considering me for this scholarship,” says Haley Bucelewicz ’16 (communication/journalism), recipient of the Scott J. Bacherman Scholarship. “While my internship at WCVB is an amazing opportunity, it’s unfortunately unpaid and takes up most of the time I would otherwise have working a paid job. Without this scholarship, I would not have been able to intern at WCVB. This scholarship means so much to me."

SBS Student is Chief Curator of TEDx Amherst

Nicole Malinowski ’16 (economics) was the Chief Curator of the TEDx talk that came to UMass in April. Among the many featured speakers were Jeffrey Donovan, UMass alumnus and star of USA Network’s “Burn Notice,” Richard Jadick, doctor of the Iraq War, and Withelma Ortiz Walker Pettigrew, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People for 2014.

Journalism Major Nia Decaille Wins Senior Leadership Award

Nia Decaille’s many leadership roles on campus earned her the Senior Leadership Award this year. “It means a lot to me because I learned from so many great leaders, who are also people of color on campus,” she says. “This award really goes to those before my who taught me how to lead.”

Students Receive CRF Research Grants and Awards

The Center for Research on Families has announced its Spring 2015 Research Grant and Award Recipients. Sixteen talented students, two of whom are SBS students, received awards in six categories to support family research for a total of nearly $50,000 awarded.

Scholarship Sends Student to Czech Republic

Devan Carr ’16 (political science/public health/history) spent her fall semester exploring all the Czech Republic has to offer; an opportunity otherwise inconceivable had she not been granted the Ansin Study Abroad Fellowship.

Feel Good Friday: Multi-Generational Minutemen

Sïonan Barrett ’16 (journalism) has made a name for herself on campus; in fact, she comes from a family of Minutemen who have made just as much of an impact.

Study Abroad Experience Made Possible by Ansin Scholarship

“My experience was truly life changing,” says Alyssa Lark ’16 (communication). “I was able to travel to 9 different countries and I met so many remarkable people along the way. I am beyond grateful for having received this fellowship. I had the time of my life!”

Senior Secures Internship with NBC Nightly News

“Journalism is an excellent outlet to tell stories and I believe journalists have the responsibility to be the voice of the voiceless,” says Daniel Rodriguez ’15 (journalism/political science).

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