November 10, 2015
Contact: Jamina Scippio-McFadden
Director of Marketing and Community Relations
UMass Center at Springfield
View the “Inauguration of UMass President Martin Meehan” Live at the UMass Center Springfield
What: Live Simulcast of the UMass Presidential Inauguration
Who: President Martin T. Meehan
27th President of the University of Massachusetts
When: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 3:00pm
Where: UMass Center at Springfield, Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, Springfield, MA
Can’t make it to Boston to witness the historical inauguration of the 27th President of the University of Massachusetts? No problem. The UMass Center at Springfield will host a live viewing of the event in the Tower Square location. The Inauguration broadcast will start at 3:00pm. The actual ceremony is being held at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate on the campus of UMass Boston.
As part of his Inauguration, President Meehan has set a goal of raising $1 million for student scholarships and financial aid, saying the “path to opportunity” must remain open. President Meehan, a UMass alumnus who is the former chancellor of UMass Lowell and member of the U.S. House of Representatives, said that generating funds for scholarships would be a central focus of the Inauguration Ceremony.
The live broadcast at the UMass Center is open to the public. All are welcome. Visit www.massachusetts.edu/inauguration for more information.
About the UMass Center at Springfield
The UMass Center at Springfield is a first-in-the-state partnership between the University of Massachusetts and other area institutes of public higher education, providing a central location accessible to each school's students. Through a combination of traditional in-classroom learning, advanced telecommunications, and other technology investments, the UMass Center provides college-course-specific opportunities not previously available in the area. Programming offered at the Center, which includes evening and weekend classes, enables students to pursue continued adult education, professional certification, and Bachelor's and Master's degrees. The partnership is currently comprised of the full University of Massachusetts system, Springfield Technical Community College, Holyoke Community College, and Westfield State University.