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An Exciting Time at UMass

Posted by Alexander Phillips on Oct 7, 2015 2:47:03 PM

THE FALL is a very lively time for us in the summer programs office at UMass Amherst. Despite what one may think, there is a lot that goes on between the end of one summer and the beginning of the next. A highlight of our work is meeting with faculty to debrief the previous summer's programs, and to begin planning programs for the coming year. 

Just this week we have met with faculty from UMass Amherst's Departments of Communication and Dance. We are talking about some

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Topics: Program Spotlight

Expert Advice on College Admissions

Posted by Alexander Phillips on Apr 28, 2015 1:05:00 PM


I asked Dr. Alexandrina Deschamps, Associate Dean of Commonwealth Honors College, and an expert on college admissions, for a list of five things to consider when applying for college. Here is the list she put together for us.


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Topics: College Admissions

Summer Programs Change Lives

Posted by Alexander Phillips on Apr 16, 2015 3:58:14 PM

Reflections from the Founding Director of Summer Programs

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Topics: Pre-College