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University of Massachusetts Amherst

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Flagship school of the University of Massachusetts, founded 1863 as Massachusetts Agricultural College. Name changed to Massachusetts State College in 1931.

Location:
Amherst, MA

Founding Date:
1863

Team:
Minutemen

Mascot:
Minuteman

Radio Station:
WMUA 91.1 FM

Enrollment:
25,000

Official Website:
http://www.umass.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Norm Abram
TV Personality
1950   Master carpenter, This Old House
Robert Band
Business
c. 1947   President of Perini Corporation
Herbert P. Bix
Historian
1938   Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Kevin Chapman
Actor
?   Det. Fusco on Person of Interest
Rob Corddry
Comic
4-Feb-1971   The Daily Show
Jeff Corwin
TV Personality
11-Jul-1967   Animal Planet host
Kathleen A. Cote
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Worldport Communications, 2001-03
Jeffrey Donovan
Actor
11-May-1968   Michael Westen on Burn Notice
John G. Drosdick
Business
9-Aug-1943   CEO of Sunoco, 2000-08
Christopher F. Egan
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to OECD
Kenneth Feinberg
Government
23-Oct-1945   Pay Czar for TARP and Gulf of Mexico disaster
Mark N. Greene
Business
c. 1955   CEO of Fair Isaac
Brian Helgeland
Screenwriter
17-Jan-1961   A Knight's Tale
Russell A. Hulse
Physicist
28-Nov-1950   Co-Discovered first binary pulsar
Thomas C. Krajeski
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Yemen, 2004-07
J Mascis
Musician
10-Dec-1965   Frontman for Dinosaur Jr.
Vivek Paul
Business
1958   Vice Chairman of Wipro, 1999-2005
Rick Pitino
Basketball
18-Sep-1952   Head Coach, University of Louisville
Stephen A. Seche
Diplomat
c. 1952   US Ambassador to Yemen
Betty Shabazz
Activist
28-May-1936 23-Jun-1997 Widow of Malcolm X
Billy Taylor
Jazz Musician
24-Jul-1921 28-Dec-2010 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
Peter G. Torkildsen
Politician
28-Jan-1958   Congressman from Massachusetts, 1993-97
Jack Welch
Business
19-Nov-1935   CEO of GE, 1981-2001

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Chinua Achebe
Novelist
16-Nov-1930 22-Mar-2013 Things Fall Apart
Sheila C. Bair
Government
c. 1953   FDIC Chairman
Johnnetta B. Cole
Educator
19-Oct-1936   President of Spelman College, 1987-97
Peter H. Irons
Activist
11-Aug-1940   A People's History of the Supreme Court
John V. Lombardi
Educator
1942   President, Louisiana State University
Michael E. Mann
Physicist
28-Dec-1965   Climate change scientist
Lynn Margulis
Biologist
5-Mar-1935 22-Nov-2011 Origin of eukaryotic organelles
John Olver
Politician
3-Sep-1936   Congressman, Massachusetts 1st
Archie Shepp
Jazz Musician
24-May-1937   Jazz tenor saxophonist
Joseph H. Taylor, Jr.
Astronomer
24-Mar-1941   Co-Discovered first binary pulsar
William Julius Wilson
Sociologist
20-Dec-1935   Poverty in America's inner cities

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John V. Lombardi
Educator
1942   President, Louisiana State University
Andrew A. Sorensen
Educator
20-Jul-1938 17-Apr-2011 President, University of South Carolina, 2002-08
Jack M. Wilson
Educator
c. 1945   President, University of Massachusetts

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Calipari
Basketball
10-Feb-1959   Head Coach, University of Kentucky
Dick MacPherson
Football
4-Nov-1930   Syracuse Head Coach, 1981-90


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