SPHHS Students Awarded Honors at UMass Commencement

May 8, 2013

The University of Massachusetts Amherst will honor the exemplary achievement, initiative and leadership of its most talented and accomplished graduating seniors during Undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 10 beginning at 5 p.m. at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

Two SPHHS students are among the eleven graduating seniors named 21st Century Leaders and will be honored for far-ranging achievement, initiative and social awareness.

  • Caroline Conena, of East Sandwich, is a double major in public health and management. In addition to her academic work, throughout her four years at UMass Amherst Conena has excelled as a middle-distance runner on the women’s track and field team. She was recently selected by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education as one of the “29 Who Shine” honorees. The program recognizes outstanding students representing each of the 29 public campuses in the state for their academic achievements and record of student leadership and community service. She has accepted a professional job at CommunicateHealth, a Northampton firm where she was an intern.
  • Kristen Richard is a kinesiology major from Leominster. She received a Baystate Student Summer Scholar Research Grant and for the past four years has been a Special Olympics soccer partner. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society. Richard will attend the M.D. program at Tufts University.

Read the full list of UMass 21st Century Leaders here.