Students Receive SBS Scholarships
Congratulations to all of this year's SBS students who earned scholarships for internships, study abroad and meritorious academic achievement. Each of these scholarships—78 this year—is funded through private gifts. If it were not for the generous support of alumni and friends, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences would be unable to acknowledge these remarkable students and contribute to their undergraduate educations. See a complete listing of the recipients and photos from the May 7 celebration below. All photography is by Thomas Kendall. For more information about the scholarships, click here.
Scott J. Bacherman Scholarship
Created in memory of Scott Bacherman ’76 who, as program director of WMUA from 1973 through 1975, was instrumental in making the station what it is today. The award recognizes a student with outstanding commitment to WMUA and a desire for a broadcasting career.
Alexandra Lowder ’12, Communication/Journalism
Alexandra Lowder ’12 with Marc Berman '80,
Scott Bacherman's cousin
Scott J. Bacherman Internship
Created in memory of Scott Bacherman ’76 who, as program director of WMUA from 1973 through 1975, was instrumental in making the station what it is today. The award recognizes a love of broadcasting, drive to seek out new opportunities, and potential for achievement in broadcasting.
Michael Counos ’13, Journalism
ABC 40 News, Springfield, MA (summer)
Scott J. Bacherman Fellowship
Honoring seniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to WMUA throughout their UMass Amherst career.
Matthew Lopes ’11, Journalism
John Windheim ’11, Communication
Stephanie Tumsuden ’11, Journalism
Mia Morgan ’11, Journalism/Psychology
Ben Becker ’11, Biology
Tai Scott ’11, Psychology
Chris Rio ’11, Communication
Nora Drapalski ’11, Communication/Classics
Sheila Heady ’11, Music/Political Science
Ashley Souza ’11, Studio Arts
Dana Evernden ’11, Industrial Engineering
Alex Hindmarsh ’11, Management
The 2011 Bacherman Fellows, Scholarship, and Internship recipients with Scott Bacherman's cousin Marc Berman '80, daughter Jade, and son Sam.
William M. Bluestein Memorial Scholarship
Funded by the late Bill Bluestein ’78 and others to support students interested in economics, technology and/or public policy.
Michael O’Connor ’11, Social Thought and Political Economy
Connor Internship Award
Funded by Paula Connor Meyer ’86 for SBS majors to have work experiences in professional settings.
Stephen Sowers ’12, Communication
Rough House Pictures, Hollywood, CA (summer)
Julie Varney ’12, Journalism
Governor Deval Patrick’s Communications Office (summer)
Connor Interns Julie Varney '12 and Stephen Sowers '12 with Dean Feldman
Alan L. and Carol S. LeBovidge Undergraduate Research Scholarship
Established by Carol and Alan LeBovidge ’64 to provide semester-long stipends for undergraduates to do meaningful and substantive research with a UMass Amherst faculty member.
Alexandra Alden ’12, Sociology
Email and Work-Life Balance with Professor Joya Misra (sociology)
Marisa Baglaneas ’12, Political Science
Health Equity in the US, New Zealand and Australia: Symbol or Substance? with Professor Dean E. Robinson (political science)
Kara Clifford ’12, Political Science/Communication
Effect of Citizens United v FEC on Politics and Women Running for Office with Professor Ray La Raja (political science)
Matthew Denny ’11 (fall), Economics
An Experimental Study of Morality in Consumption with Professor John Spraggon (resource economics)
Zachary Kamel ’12, Political Science
Protesting Jordan: Law, Space, Dissent with Professor Jillian Schwedler (political science)
Matthew Denny ’11, Marisa Baglaneas ’12, Alexandra Alden ’12, Dean Feldman, Kara Clifford ’12, and Zachary Kamel ’12.
Merriam Internship Scholarship
Established by Dwight Merriam ’68 to support student internships in public policy, law, ecological conservation, and/or real estate development.
Richard Blenk ’12, Social Thought and Political Economy/Legal Studies
Legal Studies Judicial Internship, Hampshire County, MA (fall)
Laura Molyneaux ’12, Economics
Internal Revenue Service, Washington D.C. (summer)
|Richard Blenk '12 and Laura Molyneaux '12 with Dean Feldman|
Gordon and Dolores Sutton Scholarship
Established in honor of Professor Gordon Sutton and Dolores (Dee) Sutton ’78 to honor students who have achieved outstanding academic success.
Cameron Jesse Cox ’12, Sociology/Criminal Justice
Class of 1945 Merit Scholarship
Awarded to liberal arts students who have achieved high academic success.
Wendy Simon-Pearson ’12, Political Science/BDIC
Wendy Simon-Pearson '12 with Associate Dean Mark Lange
Lawrence and Anna Wikander Scholarship
Established to provide a scholarship to an undergraduate in the arts and sciences who received a GED and demonstrates academic merit.
Avery Isaac McIntosh ’12, Economics/Mathematics
Ansin Study Abroad Fellowships
Funded by the Ronald M. Ansin Foundation to support study abroad for outstanding SBS majors.
Bianca Barrios ’12, Political Science
Lucas Bayer ’12, Political Science
Nadia Bercovich ’12, Communication
Prague, Czech Republic
Berit Lenette Bjerkadal ’13, Anthropology/Psychology
Ireland and Isle of Man (summer)
Margaret Brandt Larson ’12, Anthropology
Hirakata, Japan (fall)
Angelica Carey ’12, Anthropology/BDIC
Grenadine Islands (summer)
Rondale Davis ’13, Communication/Accounting
Bangalore, India (fall)
Ariel Giest ’13, Political Science/BDIC
Santiago, Chile (fall)
Ryan King ’13, Political Science/Economics
Budapest, Hungary (fall)
Stephanie McCarthy ’13, Political Science
Brisbane, Australia (fall)
Jillian Minor ’12, Political Science/French
Pau, France (fall)
Michaela Miragliotta ’13, Political Science/Spanish
Buenos Aires, Argentina (fall, spring)
Leanne Neves ’12, Political Science
Lisbon, Portugal (fall, spring)
Abel Ortiz ’11, Anthropology
Lamas, Peru (summer)
Jessica Otudoh ’12, Communication
Nagasaki, Japan (fall)
Claire Reid Kiss ’13, Political Science/BDIC
Budapest, Hungary (fall, spring)
Kerri Sadoff ’12, STPEC
Accra, Ghana (fall)
Alyssa Stenson ’13, Political Science
Amman, Jordon (fall)
Garrett Stone ’12, Landscape Architecture
Pantheon Institute, Rome (fall)
Kayla Thornquist ’12, Communication/English
Findhorn, Scotland (fall)
Katherine Valera ’13, Journalism
Salamanca, Spain (summer)
This year's Ansin Study Abroad Fellowship recipients, flanked by Bob Ansin '96 (political science) and Ron Ansin.
SBS Internship Award
Funded by SBS alumni, most notably Maryellen and Christopher McCabe ‘81, Joseph Aiello ‘74 and Mary J. Mitchell ‘76, to support SBS students taking unpaid internships in their field of interest.
Cory Bender ’12, Political Science/Russian Studies
U.S. Department of State, Russia (summer)
Lauren Costello ’12, Economics
RI Department of Health, Providence (summer)
Theresa Fiore ’12, Anthropology/BDIC
Verité, Amherst, MA (summer)
Katelyn Golsby ’12, Social Thought and Political Economy
AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, Provincetown, MA (summer)
Hannah McGoldrick ’12, Journalism
GlobalPost, Boston, MA (summer)
Anna Meiler ’12, Journalism
Fox News, NYC (summer)
Stephanie Viens ’12, Communication/Psychology
Global Spectrum Management, Amherst, MA (summer)
Emily White ’12, Sociology
Southeastern Guide Dogs, Florida (summer)
|Katelyn Golsby ’12, Theresa Fiore ’12, Lauren Costello ’12, Hannah McGoldrick ’12, and Emily White ’12, winners of the SBS Internship Award, with Dean Robert Feldman.|
Dean’s Merit Award
Given periodically to meritorious SBS majors.
Bianca Barrios ’12, Political Science
Kelly Jo Fuller ’12, Political Science/Linguistics
Timothy Jones ’13, Journalism/Theater
Marianne Kim ’12, Communication
Rasild Lici ’13, Political Science/Economics
|Rasild Lici ’13 with Dean Robert Feldman.|
SBS Opportunity Scholarships
Funded by College alumni to honor SBS majors with outstanding academic achievement.
Mello Barros ’12, Political Science/Accounting
Sara Clarke ’12, Communication
Barry Dalin ’12, Political Science
Matthew Duggan ’12, Economics/History
Daniel Gautreau ’12, Political Science
Mai Hedayat-Zadeh ’12, Journalism/Environmental Studies
Lily Hicks ’12, Journalism/Sociology
Katherine Laorenza ’12, Sociology
Daniel McDonald ’12, Political Science/History
Julia Ozog ’12, Social Thought and Political Economy/Legal Studies
Julianne Pizzi ’12, Legal Studies
Caitlin Pow ’12, Anthropology/Spanish
Kellie Quinn ’12, Journalism/Environmental Studies
Katalin Soni ’12, Communication
Elisha Thapa ’12, Political Science/Psychology
Emily Warnock ’12, Political Science
Emily Warnock ’12, Katalin Soni ’12, Caitlin Pow ’12, Lily Hicks ’12, Mai Hedayat-Zadeh ’12, Daniel Gautreau ’12, and Sara Clarke ’12, winners of the SBS Opportunity Scholarship, with Associate Dean Bob Feldman.
William F. Field Alumni Scholarships
Presented by the Alumni Association, this award celebreated third year students for their academic achievements. SBS is proud to recognize the SBS majors among them.
Benjamin Axelson ‘12, Journalism
Nadia Berkovich ‘12, Communication/English
Barry Dalin ‘12, Political Science
Caitlin Ellis ‘12, Legal Studies/Political Science
Wuxi He ‘12, Economics/ Mathematics
Sarah Kelley ‘12, Anthropology
Christiana McDougal ‘12, Social Thought and Political Economy
Emily Smith ‘12, Sociology
Garret Stone ‘12, Landscape Architecture
Thank you alumni for your generous support!