UMass Amherst Alumni Weekend Set for June 5-6

AMHERST, Mass. – The UMass Amherst Alumni Association will welcome alumni from around the world back to the Commonwealth’s flagship campus to reconnect with friends and expand their networks at Alumni Weekend 2015 on June 5-6.

With milestone celebrations, school and college reunions, informative tours and talks, career development programs and other exciting events, Alumni Weekend 2015 has something for everyone.

A highlight of the weekend will include a keynote luncheon featuring the internationally renowned educator, filmmaker and author Jackson Katz. A 1982 graduate of UMass Amherst, Katz is co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), one of the world’s longest-running and most influential programs in the field of gender violence prevention. His talk will share how his experiences at UMass Amherst helped to shape his thinking and provide a template for his lifelong scholarship and activism.

Other featured speakers include history professor Christian G. Appy, author of the widely praised oral history of the Vietnam War, “Patriots,” andRazia Karim, a current graduate student working to change the lives of Afghan women through education.

Designed to engage a diverse group of alumni, additional highlights include the ever-popular Breakfast with the Chancellor and a Mohegan Sun Casino Night, featuring a special Buddy Holly Show. As part of the weekend, alumni of all professional levels are encouraged to take advantage of complimentary career development programs presented by expert alumni. Topics include Social Media for the Job Search, How to Ace Your Next Interview and Networking 101.

All are invited to attend. Visit to view the full schedule of events.

Alumni Weekend 2015 is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance, Coca-Cola, Mohegan Sun and Mercer Consumer.

The UMass Amherst Alumni Association represents a diverse audience of more than 248,000 alumni worldwide and reflects an active and powerful community that generates positive outcomes for the university. The Association serves as a gateway for students and alumni to build relationships with each other and the university by offering networking, professional development and volunteer opportunities that enrich the student and alumni experience.