Shamo Thar receives the Scholarly Excellence Award

In May 2023 Shamo Thar was awarded the Scholarly Excellence Award, one of the Leadership of Tomorrow awards of the Student Affairs and Campus Life program at UMass Amherst. The award recognizes a graduate assistant who demonstrates mastery in blending their assistantship responsibilities with their chosen academic discipline.


Shamo has demonstrated her competency through research and innovative curriculum while working for the Multicultural Center at UMass, where she advised underrepresented college students, and initiated workshops and events for students so they can better prepare for a graduate level education. She also took a group of students to Harvard University to attend STEM related conferences and network with leading scientists in their fields. At  the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success she initiated a Mini Conference where undergraduate students were provided opportunities and resources to prepare for graduate school.


Shamo is currently finishing her doctoral dissertation in International Education. [10-23]