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CNN Anchor Jake Tapper, Pearl Harbor Veteran Len Gardner to Receive Honorary Degrees at UMass Amherst Commencement on May 11

Former Student Leader Anthony Vitale and Alumna Katherine Coyner to be Honored; Senior Tenzin Thargay to Deliver Student Address

AMHERST, Mass. – CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper and Pearl Harbor veteran Leonard Gardner will be awarded honorary degrees during Undergraduate Commencement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Friday, May 11 at 4:30 p.m. at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

Outstanding Graduates to be Honored as 21st Century Leaders at UMass Amherst Commencement

Two seniors to be recognized as Welch Scholars

AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst will honor the exemplary achievement, initiative and leadership of some of its most talented and accomplished graduating seniors during Undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 11 at McGuirk Alumni Stadium beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Ten members of the graduating class will be honored as 21st Century Leaders at Undergraduate Commencement:

CNN Anchor Jake Tapper to Address Graduates at UMass Amherst Commencement on May 11

Jake TapperAMHERST, Mass. – CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper will be the featured speaker at the Undergraduate Commencement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Friday, May 11 at 4:30 p.m. at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

Tapper, who joined CNN in 2013, currently hosts a one-hour weekday program, “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” which debuted in March 2013, and has hosted CNN’s Sunday morning show, “State of the Union,” since June 2015.

21st Century Leaders Award - Call for Nominations

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks nominations of graduating seniors for the 21st Century Leaders Award.

This award recognizes the strong academic record and exemplary achievement of undergraduate students who further distinguished their intellectual accomplishments, and enhanced the reputation of the University by contributing to the campus community in one or more of the following ways: