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Engineering Students Win Five Awards from the UMass Amherst Alumni Association

Kelly Kennedy

Five outstanding undergraduates from the College of Engineering have won awards from the Alumni Association at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Kelly Kennedy, a senior in Electrical Engineering, won a Senior Leadership Award, recognizing graduating seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the UMass Amherst community. In addition, juniors Myles Baidy of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Justin Calderara of Mechanical Engineering, Jose Lasalle of Electrical Engineering and Physics, and Eric Rice of Chemical Engineering received the William F. Field Alumni Scholars Award. See more on the Alumni Association website.

Senior Leadership Award recipients have distinguished themselves through important contributions to student organizations, campus jobs, academic excellence, and community service. The William F. Field Alumni Scholars Program was established in 1976 to recognize and honor third-year students for their academic achievements at UMass Amherst. The program was named in honor of the university’s first Dean of Students for his outstanding support of academic excellence and his personal commitment to bringing out the best in every student.

The event to honor all the scholarship winners will take place on March 29 at 10:00 a.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. (March 2015)