Bragging Writes


The Celebration will be available on the Commonwealth Honors College website on Thursday, May 7, beginning at 6:30 pm.


Chloe's speech, "After Brushing My Teeth—Then What?," explores the uncertainties of life.

Undergraduate Sustainability Research Awards

The Undergraduate Sustainability Research Awards recognize students for their outstanding work in fields pertaining to environmental sustainability and innovation, promoting deeper understanding of these topics as well as insight into the strategies and resources available to conduct this research. 

dean castaneda

The Mutual Mentoring program provides funding to individuals and groups of faculty for the purpose of developing robust professional mentoring networks that support growth as researchers, teachers, and leaders in their fields.

m akli

TIDE ambassadors explore how they can enhance students’ learning and academic success across cultural, social, and learning differences by adopting a strength-based inclusive and equitable approach to teaching and learning, grounded in the value of diversity.


Shannon Silva, a junior biology major and Commonwealth Honors student, was recently awarded the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

Robert N. Pollin

On Tuesday, March 31, distinguished professor of economics Robert N. Pollin will deliver this year's Daffodil Lecture on Sustainability and the Environment. 

Stacy Smith

UMass alumna and former CHC Peer Advising Supervisor, Stacy Smith '00, found her calling in enriching the education of students.

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

“When you teach about George Washington, there’s absolutely no reason you shouldn’t tell Ona’s story too.” 

Rice & Devlin

Imagine you have an exciting new idea for a classroom curriculum, but maybe you aren’t a teacher, and perhaps that curriculum doesn’t exist yet. For Ashley Rice '20 and Alyssa Devlin '19, two Honors students at UMass Amherst, this is exactly what they set out to do starting in the spring of 2019 while participating in a semester-long internship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass.