SPHHS students awarded honors at UMass Undergraduate Commencement

May 22, 2014

Akshay Kapoor (left) and Nicholas Otis (right) at the Undergraduate Commencement.

Two SPHHS students received recognition from the university during the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. Graduating seniors Akshay Kapoor, Public Health, and Nicholas Otis, Kinesiology & Nutrition, were presented with the 21st Century Leader Award. Only a select handful of graduating seniors are distinguished with this award, which goes to students who have contributed to the university by exceptional achievement or who have enhanced the reputation of the campus. The recipients are nominated by faculty for strong leadership qualities; noteworthy original research; or community service.

Read the university press release here.

Public Health’s Hayley Mandeville delivered the student commencement address, which was covered by The Springfield Republican. Video of her speech can be viewed below.