Largest class of graduates celebrates endings and beginnings with style

Liberian president tells graduates: Go out and save the world

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told members of the UMass Worcester Class of 2012 to "go out and save the world," during her address at the 39th Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 3, in front of an audience of more than 3,000 family and friends under a giant tent on the campus green. Read more...


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Local Liberian community overjoyed to welcome inspirational leader

More than 2,000 Liberians call Central Massachusetts home and members of this immigrant community were beyond excited about Johnson Sirleaf's visit and the opportunity to hear her speak. Read more...

Faculty forge strong bonds with Liberia

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's visit to UMass Worcester as keynote speaker and honorary degree recipient is just the latest connection in a long association between UMass Medical School and Liberia. Read more...

Honorary degree recipients committed to improving health outcomes

Each of this year's honorary degree recipients exemplifies the values of UMass Worcester by embracing innovation in learning, practicing interdisciplinary collaboration and serving others. Read more...