Alumni & Friends
Karen Kaplan '81
As Chairman and CEO of Hill Holliday, an award-winning advertising firm, Karen Kaplan taps into the skills she learned as a French Literature major at UMass Amherst. Learning another language taught her to pay close attention and become a savvy communicator, enabling her to climb from her position as a receptionist to the leadership role she commands today.
Charles Sennott '84
Founder and Executive Director of the Ground Truth Project and Co-founder of GlobalPost, Charlie Sennott is one of the most accomplished foreign correspondents in the field, dedicated to the pursuit of ethical and responsible journalism. He credits his time as a History major at UMass Amherst as the spark that ignited his career.