1. We’re green enough to win the gold: UMass Amherst received a Gold Star—the highest possible honor—for its commitment to innovation and leadership in sustainability, putting us among the nation’s ten most sustainable universities. (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education)
2. We know what’s good for you: As judged by such criteria as faculty research productivity, student completion rates, and diversity, our food science Ph.D. research program was recently ranked as the nation’s finest. (National Research Council)
Peter White’s first inkling to pursue a career in golf course management came when he was 15 and landed a job at a Worcester, Mass. course. His career choice brought him to the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass Amherst where he majored in turfgrass management and is now on track to graduate in May 2013 with a bachelor of science degree, with a plant, insect, and soil sciences major.