Achievements and Accolades


Michael Nicholson ’16 will be inaugurated as the city mayor of Gardner, Massachusetts, on July 14, 2020. The inauguration will take place at 5 pm on the front lawn of Gardner City Hall at 95 Pleasant Street.


Barth, who received his bachelor’s degree with individual concentration (BDIC) in social philosophy and communication theory, will spend his time at Cambridge writing “The Theory of Everyone,” a blueprint for a world in which everyone is supported to fulfill their potential.

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. 

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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.

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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.

Stacy Smith

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


Bryanna Freitas, Hadley Beauregard, and Hailey Charest were awarded for their product Bac-Be-Gone.

Honors Alumnae

Katherine Whitaker '05 and Cayenne Isaksen '05 received major promotions in their positions.

Selena Cho

Commonwealth Honors College rising senior Selena Cho ’21 awarded Women in Sports Tech Fellowship. 

Spring 2020 Rising Researchers

In both the fall and spring of each academic year, Research Next selects a small group of undergraduate students from across the UMass Amherst campus to receive The Rising Research Award, recognizing students for their ambitious, creative, and impactful research.