Chancellor Collins celebrates faculty, students, scholarship

November 19, 2013

UMass Medical School celebrated the start of the new school year with Convocation 2013, a weeklong calendar of events. The annual campus-wide salute to faculty, students and scholarship marked the beginning of the new academic year.

This video captures the excitement and joy that prevailed and highlights why UMass Medical School has much to celebrate and more to achieve, according to Chancellor Michael F. Collins, who presided over each event.

“Thousands of physicians, nurses and scientists have graduated from our campus and served their professions here at home and across the globe,” said Dr. Collins. “Our commonwealth has benefited from its investment in our future and our region thrives due to our commitments and presence in its midst.”

Not content to rest on the accomplishments of the thriving academic health sciences center that UMass Medical School already is, Chancellor Collins urged the community to do more, saying “Let us engage in a meaningful exchange about what we can become. Let us aspire and inspire.”