Our Donors

Dr. Marjorie Cahn

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...

Dr. Ronald and Dr. Patricia Fredrickson

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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Eva Thomson

Eva Thomson is a 1978 graduate of UMass Amherst. She majored in psychology and was a member of the University Honors Program. Her contribution to the scholarship was in honor of her psychology professor, Ervin Staub. She appreciated the intellectual rigor of the...

Family and friends of Anne Farmer Momot

Family and friends of Anne Farmer Momot

Anne Fanner 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 Lawrence M. Payne '77

Family and friends of UMass Amherst alumnus Lawrence M. Payne ’77 contributed to a scholarship in his memory. A Newton native, Mr. Payne, who was known as “Lawry,” graduated from UMass Amherst with a BA in political Science. He was also a member of the University...

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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 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...

GOLD Alumni Donors and the UMass Amherst Foundation Board

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,...

John Brezinski

John Brezinski

John Brezinski was a 1975 Chemistry honors graduate who leveraged his Transit Service CDL into various tractor-trailer summer positions, including one with a major international oil company, while in graduate school. John B.’s Roads (sic) Scholarship was created to...

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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...

Linda Slakey

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

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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Massachusetts Society for the University Education of Women

Please address thank you notes to: Ms. Cirillo

Massachusetts Teachers Association

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...

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Melvin Howard

Melvin Howard is a 1957 economics graduate of UMass Amherst who was also a member of the University Honors Program. He served as the Chair of the Commonwealth Honors College Advisory Board for eighteen years. Mr. Howard has had an impressive 40-year career leading...

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Members of the Class of 1941

Members of the Class of 1941 created the Class of 1941 Humanitarian Award in 1991 during their 50th reunion. The award recognizes Commonwealth Honors College students who share the Class of 1941’s commitment to world peace and the furthering of human...

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Members of the Class of 1952

This fund was established by members of the Class of 1952.