Congratulations, Chemistry Graduates!!

We are so proud of our Chemistry Graduates!

Alexander Amato, Lauren Bishop, Kevin Richard Bonanno, Isabelle Bongiorno, Tala Chung, Austin Croke, Madison Cuppels, Alex Dantone, Liridon Dauti, Kathleen Dreher, Bryanna Lexus Freitas, Taylor Garrey, Luke He, Uyen Huynh, Isabella Jaen Maisonet, Natalie Jensen, Callie Jillson, Thomas Kumlin, Anna Kramer, Lynh Le, Jonathan Lee, Dimee Livingston-Padilla, Pui Chi Lo, Sixing Mo, Ruby Nelson, Jakub Polanowski, Cameron Sanders, Damon Schneider, Samantha Tufts, David Turnbull, Jenna Westley, Gillian Willcox, and Yuying Zhang.

Chemistry's Senior Recognition Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 8th, starting at 2:00pm. Senior Gillian Willcox was nominated by her peers to be the "chirper" at the CNS Celebration, and will give a brief speech at the department's ceremony. Our department head, Rick Metz, CUA, Ruthanne Paradise, and UPD, Mike Knapp will all say a few words before we invite seniors to share photos and stories in an open forum. The Zoom link will be emailed to seniors and can be shared with family.

Create your own Chemistry 2020 virtual Gradcam photo booth.

The College of Natural Science will launch a Senior Celebration page on May 8th with congratulatory messages from faculty, parents, staff, and alumni. #CNSCelebrates

The University's Virtual Commencement Celebration will be available on Friday, May 8, at 4:30 p.m. EDT. During the 15-minute streaming video celebration, Chancellor Subbaswamy will lead us through a tribute that honors the graduating class. Featured speakers include UMass President Marty Meehan; the 2020 student speaker, Grace Jung, a biochemistry and molecular biology major from Wakefield, Massachusetts; and the keynote speaker for our on-campus ceremony, UMass alumnus John Jacobs ’90, co-founder and chief creative optimist of Life Is Good. Other plans include musical performances and some very special surprise guests. The UMass 2020 website will go live on May 7.

Online events do not replace the traditional campus ceremonies, which will be rescheduled for an appropriate date after restrictions on large gatherings are lifted.

Graduates are encouraged to wear their caps and gowns or their favorite UMass gear and to post photos and videos using #UMassTogether and #UMass2020. There are stickers available for use on Instagram stories! Type “umass” into the search bar and they should pop up. UMass Senior Stories on Facebook.

The CNS Career Center is open all summer to help recent grads find positions, or create alternate plans if job prospects have changed. Please complete the short CNS Class of 2020 First Destination Survey to help the CNS Career Center know who is still looking for work, going to grad school, continuing thier education, joining the military, or volunteering.

Please keep in touch! You are UMass Alumni now, and can stay connected through the Alumni Association's Virtual Community.