The University of Massachusetts-Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences held its Senior Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018 on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. The ceremony recognized the SPHHS undergraduate Class of 2018, which this year welcomed 724 graduating seniors into its ranks, conferring undergraduate degrees in Communication Disorders (91 seniors), Nutrition (85), Kinesiology (231), and Public Health Sciences (317).
The university held both its Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 11, during which it awarded approximately 5500 bachelor’s degrees and conferred over 1900 graduate degrees. Undergraduate Public Health Sciences major Ms. Jessica Furtado was among those honored during the undergraduate commencement, where she was presented with the 21st Century Leader Award, one of the university’s most distinguished awards.
CNN anchor Jake Tapper delivered the commencement address to approximately 25,000 guests and graduates in attendance.
Detailed coverage of UMass Amherst commencement activities, including photos and video of Tapper’s speech, can be found online at the University’s Commencement webpage.