Our Donors

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Mrs. Claudette C. Sweeney, '57 and Members of the Class of 1957

This scholarship was established with Claudette C. Sweeney, member of the Class of 1957 as the lead donor, in memory of The Honorable John T. Sweeney, Claudette’s husband. The Honorable John “Jack” T. Sweeney was a member of the Class of 1956, with a major in...

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Mrs. Devonia M. Thomas, '73 and Mr. Henry M. Thomas, III.

Henry M. Thomas, III established this scholarship. Mr. Thomas earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology; Masters of Arts degree in Human Resource Development from American International College; and a Jurisprudence Doctorate degree from Western New England...

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Mr. S. Lawrence Kocot, '82

This scholarship was established in memory of Anthony Manzello by his classmate, S. Lawrence Kocot, ’82. Mr. Kocot is a Principal and National Leader at KPMG, Center for Healthcare Regulatory Insight. Please address thank you notes to: Kocot

Mrs. Margot Connell

Mrs. Margot Connell

The University of Massachusetts Foundation created the Connell Scholarship, established for graduates of any public, private, or parochial high school in Lynn or Swampscott, with preference for graduates of St. Mary’s High School, Lynn. Please address thank you...

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Mrs. Mary D. Sullivan

This scholarship was established by Mary Sullivan, in memory of her son Kevin. Please address thank you notes to: Dr. and Mr. Sullivan

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Mrs. Mary-Jane Cross, '66

This scholarship was established by Mary-Jane Cross, ’66 to honor the memory of her parents, James and Mary Cross. Please address thank you notes to: Mrs. Cross

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Mrs. Vivian B. Biron

Roger C. Biron was born in North Adams, Massachusetts in 1922. He was an outstanding student at Drury High School in North Adams. He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst between 1940 and 1943 as an English major, but left when his U.S. Army Reserve unit...

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Mr. William H. Higgins and Mrs. Erika G. Higgins

This scholarship fund was established by William H. and Ericka Higgins, the parents of Glenn A. Higgins, wishing to honor the memory and spirit of their son. Glenn lost his life in a tragic accident while returning home from his Volunteers in Service to America...

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Ms. Anne Marie McDonald

This scholarship was established by Anne Marie McDonald, in honor of her grandmother, Elizabeth Alice Gaucher Beary. Elizabeth was the mother of twelve children. Six of her children served in the U. S. Armed Forces during WWII, and all of them returned safely. One...

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Ms. Anne Marie McDonald

Anne Marie McDonald established this scholarship in honor of her mother, Rose Cecelia Beary McDonald. Rose McDonald was the mother of nine children, three of whom graduated from UMass Amherst. Four of her children served in the U.S. Armed Forces. She remembered...

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Ms. Darline M. St. Martin

Edward Tanski, a life-long resident of Easthampton, who passed away on September 24, 1996, was a very active member of the community. Because of his dedication and commitment to helping those in need, in particular those pursuing higher education, a scholarship has...

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Ms. Deborah A. Hall, '90

This scholarship was established in memory of Michael Voelker by his daughter Deborah Hall, ‘90 and her former husband Hugh Hall. Michael Voelker was born in Boston and lived in South Weymouth for many years. He earned an associate’s degree at Newbury College. ...

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Ms. Debra L. Ankeles and Mrs. Susan Wilchins

This scholarship was established by Debra L. Ankeles and Susan Ankeles Wilchins in memory of their parents Morris J. Ankeles ’50 and Frances “Faye” Siagel ’48. Morris and Frances, who were both the children of immigrant parents and of modest backgrounds, came to the...

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Ms. Estelle E. Peterson

This scholarship was established by Estelle Peterson in memory of her son, Matthew, who died in an apartment fire in Amherst in February 1991. Please address thank you notes to: Mr. Peterson

Ms. Helen E. Timson

Ms. Helen E. Timson

Helen Timson graduated from UMass Amherst in 1946 with a BA in English.

Ms. Julie Stubbs and Mr. Petr Jirovsky

Ms. Julie Stubbs and Mr. Petr Jirovsky

Born in 1928 in the African American community of Lost Creek, Indiana near Terre Haute, Dr. Perry earned a bachelor’s degree at Indiana State University in 1967. Dr. Perry’s first trip to Africa was in 1968 as leader of a team of students from Colby Women’s College...

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Nancy Cullen

Attorney Nancy Cullen is a 1976 political science graduate of UMass Amherst who was a member of the University Honors Program. As a student, she was a member of the UMass Minutemen Marching Band, and her scholarship recognizes students who successfully pursue the...

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Nathaniel G. Clark, M.D.

Dr. Nathaniel G. Clark is an Endocrinologist specializing in diabetes. He came to the University of Massachusetts Amherst after graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy. At UMass, he majored in Biochemistry and participated in the University Honors Program. After...

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Peter Bloom

Peter L. Bloom is a 1978 graduate of UMass Amherst who was a member of the University Honors Program as an undergraduate. He created the Kenneth L. O’Brien Scholarship to honor his cross-country coach and the tight-knit community of runners coach O’Brien fostered. In...

Peter Malone

Peter Malone

Dr. Peter Malone is a 1975 graduate of UMass Amherst. He was a history major and was a student in the University Honors Program. He earned his PhD in 1983 at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and Juris Doctor at Harvard Law School. Between...

President Martin T. Meehan

President Martin T. Meehan

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Rachel and John Morton

John and Rachel Morton are both 1966 graduates of UMass Amherst. They met in a mathematics class. John Morton was raised in Maine and attended UMass Amherst after spending four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He went on to earn his J.D. from Harvard University Law...

Richard and Geraldine Wise

Richard and Geraldine Wise

Mary Margaret (Meg) Whittaker-Webster passed away in 2008 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She was the beloved daughter of Mary C. Whittaker ’ 57 of Somerset, MA, and Thomas C. Whittaker ‘61 of Boca Raton, FL; wife of Sam Webster; and niece of Geraldine...

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Roger Lewenberg

The Honorable Roger S. Lewenberg is a 1974 graduate of UMass Amherst, who was part of the University Honors Program and BDIC. He is an Administrative Judge for the Department of Industrial Accidents, part of the Massachusetts Department of Labor. Judge Lewenberg’s...

Scholarship Selection Committee for the Walter P. Wilson Plumbers and Gasfitters Local Union No. 12 Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Selection Committee for the Walter P. Wilson Plumbers and Gasfitters Local Union No. 12 Scholarship Fund

For students attending any undergraduate or graduate classes at any of the University campuses. Candidates are recommended to the University by the AFL-CIO Scholarship Committee based upon a competitive selection process. Please address thank you notes...

Suffolk Construction

Suffolk Construction

The Suffolk Cares Scholarship was established in 2018 by Suffolk Cares Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Boston-based company, Suffolk Construction. The gift was made in honor of the inauguration of President Martin T. Meehan. Salutation for thank...

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The Estate of Elizabeth Rountree

The Joseph and Elizabeth Rountree Merit Scholarship was established by the Estate of Elizabeth Rountree to attract and retain high-performing incoming first-year CHC students who demonstrate outstanding talents and abilities.

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The Estate of Linda Lockwood

Linda Lockwood, professor of environmental science, was the director of the UMass Amherst Honors Program from 1982 to 1992. She passed away in 2009 after a long illness. Lockwood assumed leadership of the honors program at a critical time and left her mark with...

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Thomas G. Wrenn

This scholarship was established through a bequest from Thomas G. Wrenn, in memory of his daughter Marlane S. Wrenn. Please address thank you notes to: Mrs. McLaughlin and Ms. Wrenn

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Tina Brown-Stevenson & Harry C. Stevenson

The Tina Brown-Stevenson and Harry C. Stevenson Diverse Scholar Healthcare Fund was established by alumni Tina Brown-Stevenson ‘78 and Harry C. Stevenson ’71. Brown-Stevenson has dedicated her career to the field of health care. At the time she established this fund,...