Despite heat, spirits soar at UMass Worcester’s 40th graduation

Chancellor warns of dangers to academic medicine

In sweltering heat that failed to melt the enthusiasm of graduates and their supporters, the University of Massachusetts Worcester awarded 211 degrees, including two honorary degrees, at its 40th Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 2. Read more...


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Commencement in the News

Boston Marathon first responders honored

Chancellor Michael F. Collins honored the 14 members of the UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care team who were volunteering at the Boston Marathon medical tent on Monday, April 15, when two bombs exploded in an apparent terrorist attack. Two members of the team joined him on stage. Read more...

Honorary degree recipients shine as pioneers in academic health sciences

UMass Worcester’s honorary degree recipients reflect a commitment to academic health sciences. James Dalen, MD, MPH, is a founding UMass Worcester faculty member and champion of integrated medicine as an academic field. Former MIT president Susan Hockfield, PhD, was the first life-scientist to lead the prestigious institution. Read more...

Largest SOM class welcomed into alumni fold at awards breakfast

The largest class of School of Medicine graduates was welcomed into the alumni fold at a celebratory breakfast on Friday, May 31. Members of the class also received educational honors and recognized outstanding educators at one of the last official events before Commencement. Read more...
GSBS awards and recognition breakfast
Nursing Graduation Breakfast celebrates past and propels future

Auburn twins follow successful paths

Fourth-year medical students and twin sisters Julia and Lydia Parzych are featured in a May 29 Worcester Telegram and Gazette article about their plans after Commencement. Read more...