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COVID-19 Heroes Tribute

Event Details

October 18, 2020
7:00 pm


Free admission
Megan Hoyo '07

Times have been tough but Minutemen are tougher. Join Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, alumni, and friends to kick off Homecoming by celebrating members of the UMass Amherst community who embody the revolutionary spirit through selfless action in the face of new challenges this pandemic has brought.

Learn about the nurses, engineers, scientists, and students who have made profound contributions to the fight against COVID-19.

Contributions from our community include medical students who graduated early to work on the frontlines, an alumna who’s pushing to make COVID-19 information public at the CDC, a National Guard medic who’s caring for veterans, an alumnus who's working on a better oxygen supply chain in third world countries, and more!

Tune in live to get inspired—viewing link coming soon!

The COVID-19 Heroes Tribute is presented by the UMass Amherst Alumni Association.

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Event Category

Alumni Homecoming