SPHHS students granted Alumni Association Awards in 2018

Colleen Sands '18 (center) presented with the
Senior Leadership Award

May 29, 2018

Ten School of Public Health and Health Sciences students recently won UMass Alumni Association Awards for 2018. Awards were distributed based on outstanding academic achievements, leadership, and community service. They were recognized at a reception on April 22, 2018.

Leaders in the Making Scholarship

The Leaders in the Making Scholarship supports the pursuits of promising sophomores and juniors.  Recipients have diverse records of achievement in academics, volunteerism and leadership, and are student role models.

  • Althea Turley '20 Public Health

Robert B. Collins '19 Student Alumni Association Scholarship

The Robert B. Collins '19 Student Alumni Association Scholarship was established through a bequest to provide scholarship assistance to active members of the Student Alumni Association who also have strong academic records.

  • Rebecca Munro '19 Public Health; Sociology

UMass Amherst Greater Boston Alumni Network Scholarship

The UMass Amherst Greater Boston Alumni Network Scholarship was established by the Greater Boston Alumni Network to assist with the educational pursuits of students from Boston high schools. Recipients demonstrate diverse records of achievement in academics, leadership and are student role models.

  • Monica Ovalles '19 Management; Public Health

The Bella Scholarship

The Bella Scholarship was established by an Alumni Association board member in honor of his daughter. It is intended to provide financial support for UMass Amherst undergraduates of select majors who are residents of Merrimack Valley.

  • Kathryn Tweedie '19 Psychology; Communication Disorders

William F. Field Alumni Scholar Award

The William F. Field Alumni Scholar Awards were established in 1976 to recognize and honor third-year students for their academic achievements at UMass Amherst.  The program was named in honor of William F. Field, the university’s first Dean of Students, for his outstanding support of academic excellence and his personal commitment to bringing out the best in every student.

  • Sarah Gallagher '19 Communication Disorders
  • Bryn Henniger '19 Public Health; Psychology
  • Jessica Holley '19 Nutrition; Public Health
  • Rachelle Liou '19 Kinesiology
  • Victoria Wan '19 Public Health

Senior Leadership Award

The Senior Leadership Award recognizes graduating seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the UMass Amherst community.  Award recipients have distinguished themselves through important contributions to student organizations, campus jobs, academic excellence and community service.

  • Colleen Sands '18 Kinesiology

View the full list of 2018 UMass Alumni Association Award recipients here.