Our Donors

Please note: These donor profiles are for informational use only. Scholarships are administered by UMass Amherst staff; please do not attempt to contact donors directly. If you receive a scholarship, you will be able to send the donor(s) a thank you letter through the AcademicWorks system. If you have any questions, please email acadworks@umass.edu.

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Dr. Kumble R. Subbaswamy and Mrs. Mala B. Subbaswamy

Higher education has played an important role in the life of the Subbaswamy family. All four members of the family – Kumble, Mala, daughter Apurva, and son Adarsh – were fortunate enough to earn graduate degrees. Chancellor Subbaswamy, through the generosity of an...

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Dr. Marjorie Cahn

Dr. Marjorie Cahn is a group facilitator, psychotherapist and personal coach. She has facilitated a number of psychotherapy and educational groups and has been a “Granny Nanny” to very young children. In addition, Dr. Cahn works with individuals, couples, parents of...

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Dr. Maureen Flanagan, '66

This scholarship was established by Maureen Flanagan, ‘66. Maureen Flanagan is founder of Express Design and Renovation LLC, a company she created after holding several executive positions at American high tech companies. In 2005 she was the Eleanor Bateman Alumni...

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Dr. Raymond D. Gozzi, Jr., '87

This scholarship was established by Raymond D. Gozzi, Jr. to honor his father, Raymond D. Gozzi. Dr. Gozzi, Sr. joined the English Department faculty at the University in 1958 and remained until his retirement in 1990. Dr. Gozzi, Jr. received his BA from Harvard...

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Dr. Ronald and Dr. Patricia Fredrickson

Dr. Ronald H. Fredrickson is the former Associate Dean and Director of the School Counselor Education and School Psychology Programs in the UMass Amherst College of Education. Over more than two decades, he worked to establish the programs as national models for...

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Dr. Ronald E. Pearson, '66 and Dr. Joanne Pearson, '64

Joanne Miller Pearson graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1964 with a BS in Home Economics Education. She grew up in Charlton, MA, the daughter of John C. (UMass 1940) and Laola S. Miller. Upon graduation she taught home economics at West Springfield...

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Dr. Ting-wei Tang

Shirley Shu-Mei Tang was born in Yangmei, Taiwan on September 19, 1939. Shirley attended the First Girl’s High School in Taipei and graduated from National Taiwan University with a BS in chemistry. After migrating to the United States, she married her husband...

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Eva Thomson

Eva Thomson is a 1978 graduate of UMass Amherst. She majored in psychology and was a member of the University Honors Program. She appreciates the intellectual rigor of the Honors Program at UMass, especially as someone who attended college later in life. Two years...

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Family and friends of Anne Farmer Momot

Anne Farmer Momot was born in Syracuse, New York. In 1978, she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Home Economics Education from the State University of New York College at Oneonta. Financial support from the state’s Tuition Assistance Program enabled her to complete...

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Family and Friends of Maia Felisse McDermott

Friends and family of Maia Felisse McDermott contributed to a scholarship in her memory. Maia Felisse McDermott was born in Bryan, TX in 1988. She and her family relocated to Clinton, MA while she was an infant, and this is where she called home until enrolling at...

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Family and Friends of Marybeth T. Murphy

The family and friends of Marybeth T. Murphy, a 1983 UMass Amherst graduate who studied landscape architecture with a major in environmental design established this scholarship in her memory. Murphy earned her master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania and...

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Friends and Family of Professor Howard H. Quint

The Howard H. Quint Memorial Prize in Honors was established by the UMass Board of Trustees with funds donated by colleagues, friends and family from throughout the United States to honor the memory of the late Professor of History Howard H. Quint. Professor Quint...

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Friends and Loved Ones of David C. Knapp

David C. Knapp was born in Syracuse, New York, in 1927, and received his B.A. in political science from Syracuse University in 1947. He entered the University of Chicago; earning his M.A. in 1948. Knapp served in the U.S. Army’s Second Armored Division in Ft. Hood,...

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Friends and Loved Ones of Dr. Theodore C. Caldwell

Dr. Theodore C. Caldwell, was a graduate of Wooster College. He received his M.A degree from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from Yale. His field was English History. Caldwell was appointed to the University of Massachusetts faculty in 1935 and retired in June...

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Friends and Loved Ones of Nancy Jean Lahteine Palmer

The Nancy Jean Lahteine Palmer Scholarship is named for Nancy Palmer, who passed away in 2007. She was the wife of 18 years to Falmouth Town Clerk Michael Palmer and had a son and two daughters. Mrs. Palmer was born in Hyannis, grew up in Centerville and graduated...

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Friends and Loved Ones of Professor Albert P. Madeira

This scholarship was established in memory of Associate Professor of English Albert Madeira who was recruited to select and coach the University’s 1964 College Bowl team. The G.E. College Bowl was a competition between college students that aired on national...

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Gerald Creem

Mr. Gerald Creem graduated from UMass Amherst in 1967 with a B.A. in economics. As a student, he was a member of the University Honors Program, the UMass Minutemen Marching Band, and the Finance Club. After graduating from UMass Amherst, Mr. Creem enjoyed a long...

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GOLD Alumni Donors and the UMass Amherst Foundation Board

These annual GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) scholarships were established through matching funds provided by the UMass Amherst Foundation Board, a group of dedicated alumni and friends who support private fundraising on behalf of UMass. Awarded for the first...

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Higher Hopes Donors

Anonymous donors. Please address thank you notes to: Higher Hopes Donors

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Isenberg Family Charitable Foundation

The Isenberg Family Charitable Foundation is a private, family foundation founded through the generosity of the late Eugene (“Gene”) M. Isenberg and his wife Ronnie Isenberg. A serial entrepreneur, Gene successfully built a string of industrial enterprises, most...

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Jennifer Hanes-Schromm

Jennifer Hanes-Schromm is a 1983 graduate of UMass Amherst who majored in Journalism and French and was a member of the University Honors Program. She holds an MBA from Boston University. With more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry,...

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John Dempsey

John Dempsey, a 1974 BDIC alumnus established the Dempsey Opportunity Scholarship for BDIC in appreciation of his undergraduate experience at UMass Amherst. Salutation Please address your thank you letter to Mr. Dempsey.

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Joseph J. Tabacco and Peggy Schmidt

Attorney Joseph J. Tabacco, Jr. is a 1971 political science graduate of UMass Amherst. While at UMass he was active in student government, having served two terms as Class President. In 1974, Attorney Tabacco received his law degree with Honors from George Washington...

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Linda Slakey

Professor Linda Slakey is a graduate of Siena Heights College (B.S. in Chemistry), and the University of Michigan (Ph.D. in Biochemistry.) She did postdoctoral research at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Slakey was appointed to the faculty of the Department of...

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Lynda Walker and Mark Allaire

Lynda Walker is a 1982 Accounting and Information Systems graduate of UMass Amherst who was also a member of the UMass Amherst Honors Program. She received her J.D. in 1985 from the University of Indiana School of Law. She has built a career as a very successful...

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Marjorie R. Harrison

Marjorie R. Harrison attended Brandeis University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969, then she earned a master’s degree from the UMass Amherst College of Education in 1972. Halfway through graduate school, Marjorie joined the Peace Corps in 1974 and served...

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Massachusetts Society for the University Education of Women

Please address thank you notes to: Ms. Cirillo

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Massachusetts Teachers Association

The Meline Kasparian Endowed Scholarship Fund was created to honor Meline Kasparian. Kasparian was born in Methuen, Mass., and worked as a teacher in Springfield for 25 years. She was a community activist and labor leader and worked closely with the Black Repertory...

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Mass Mutual

Please address thank you notes to: Mr. Duquette

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Matthew Littlefield

The David and Linda Littlefield Scholarshp was established by Matthew Littlefield, a 1999 graduate of UMass Amherst to honor his parents. Mr. Littlefield studied abroad in Mexico as an undergraduate student, and directed his scholarship to support Commonwealth...