Current Students

Michael Nicholson Among ‘29 Who Shine’ Honored at State House

Michael Nicholson, of Gardner, a University of Massachusetts Amherst senior majoring in political science and history, was honored May 9 at the State House during the state Department of Higher Education’s “29 Who Shine” ceremony saluting public campus graduates for their civic and academic achievements

Senior LARP Urban Design Studio Receives 2016 BSLA Merit Award

The Senior Urban Design Studio in Landscape Architecture has received the 2016 Merit Award from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects. The award was given in the student category for the work done on the project, Claiming Market Place.

Stephanie Chan '17 and Timothy Marple '16 Win Rising Researcher Award

Rising Researchers are undergraduate students with significant accomplishments from, and enthusiasm for, their work at UMass Amherst.

Thargay First Student at UMass to be Awarded American Ambassadors Fellowship

If you were to look at a list of Tenzin Thargay’s impressive accomplishments, you wound never guess that he was just wrapping up his second year at UMass.  His most recent achievement, being awarded the Council for American Ambassadors Fellowship in Washington, D.C., marks him as the first UMass student in history to receive this prestigious award.

Resource Economics Seniors Andrew Mack and Brendan Moore to Enter Peace Corps

Andrew Mack and Brendan Moore, two students with similar career aspirations, will be tasked with two very different areas of work over the next two years. Mack, also a nutrition major, will be traveling to Belize to become a Health Resource Advisor, working with administrative health and schools to educate them about non-communicable diseases. Moore, on the other hand, will be going to Africa to teach secondary math…in French

Nick Vigneau, The Human Behind 'Humans of UMass Amherst'

Vigneau developed Humans of UMass Amherst as a way to both foster and showcase community at UMass and give people a glimpse into the lives of those around them. He believes that Humans is a thoughtful and intimate way for the rest of the world to see UMass, conveying the idea that “everybody can find a place here; that’s the beauty of this school.”

Get To Know Your SBS Peer Advisor, Matthew White

"Before becoming a Peer Advisor, I had never had the opportunity to work individually with my peers simply to aid them in their pursuit of goals as students and as individuals. Through that I have also learned more about myself as a person. I have learned some of my weaknesses along with some of my strengths as an individual." 

SBS ‘Food for Thought’ Series Brings Students and Alumni Together for Discussions on Careers

The Food for Thought series is a part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ initiative to connect students with alumni on campus.

Get To Know Your SBS Peer Advisor, Sara Andresen

"I think a lot of students misperceive the ARC as the place where we drop off forms, but the resources that we offer within the advising center are so much more than that."

Katie Charbonneau Overcomes Obstacles and Paves Way to Success

Charbonneau has made a name for herself on campus through the many organizations of which she is a part. This is her third year working as a Peer Mentor for Residential Life, and she has been a Peer Advisor for SBS for two semesters. One of her main focuses, though, has been founding a chapter of the national organization for grieving college students called Actively Moving Forward.