Photo collage of the manning family, Bromery Center ribbon cutting, and Elaine Marieb

Three buildings named in recognition of prominent contributions to UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst saw an unprecedented year of gifts and recognition in the form of named buildings on campus, including:

  • The Elaine Marieb College of Nursing, named for the late UMass Amherst nursing alumna and bestselling textbook author Elaine Nicpon Marieb. The university received a $21.5 million donation, the largest cash gift in UMass Amherst history, from the Elaine Nicpon Marieb Charitable Foundation in September. Learn more.
  • The Robert and Donna Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences, named for Robert and Donna Manning, who in October allocated to CICS $18 million of their historic $50 million donation to the UMass System. Learn more.
  • The Randolph W. Bromery Center for the Arts, in honor of Randolph W. Bromery, the university’s first Black chancellor. The Bromery Center’s 1,800-seat concert hall was also renamed in honor of Frederick C. Tillis, a celebrated composer, poet, music educator, and arts administrator at the university, who died in 2020. Learn more.