Alumni Profiles

James Shanahan ’91 Appointed Founding Dean of IU Media School

James Shanahan PhD ’91 (communication), professor and associate dean of the College of Communication at Boston University, has been appointed founding dean of Indiana University Media School.

Alumni Spotlight: Michael Fox '11

Michael Fox ’11 (political science) remembers the first time he heard about Root Capital; it was during his senior year at UMass. Having recently added an economics minor, Fox recognized Root Capital as a place where his interest in finance and political ideals could be married.

SBS Alumni Represent Massachusetts

Congratulations to the seven SBS alumni who have won their election campaigns for State Rep in Massachusetts!

Cheryl Garrity '88, Real Life Wonder Woman

A leader, mentor and feminist, Cheryl Garrity '88 (political science) was recently presented with the Wonder Woman Award by the Massachusetts National Organization for Woman (NOW).

Alumni Spotlight: Ashleigh Barry

Ashleigh Barry ’99 (journalism) has covered her share of powerful stories, but her most recent news special for 10TV in Columbus titled "Saving Sarah" has won an Emmy Award and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award. 

Comm Alum Takes a Leap to Volunteer in Nicaragua

“Right after college is the best time to do something like this,” Dan Robinson ’14 (communication/information technology) says. “It’s a time where you’re trying to figure out what’s next in your life. Going far outside your comfort zone and surrounding yourself with a completely new culture and language is a great way to reflect on the past 4 years of college."

Our Alumni Making a Difference

Samalid Hogan ’03 (economics/Spanish) is launching CoWorkSpringfield!, an initiative dedicated to creating a diverse peer support network of entrepreneurs while offering a professional coworking space in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts.

Excerpts of a Full UMass Life

Sheldon Saltman '53 (political science) shares highlights of his sixty-year career in sports and journalism around the world.

Recycling Cooking Oil into Biofuel

Peter McAvoy '90 (STPEC) runs his car on your tater tots!

"Lost Boy of Sudan" Earns Doctorate

James Alic Garang, who received his doctorate in economics this year, is one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” who left their homes in Africa to escape from the chaos of civil war.

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