natasha trethewey

Natasha Trethewey returned to UMass in 2011

Past Bateman Scholar visits:

Dr. Mary Sano is leading research in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease. She is a renowned neuropsychologist and researcher, having designed and conducted clinical trials for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, as well as the cognitive impairment of aging for some 20 years. Dr. Sano shared her insights on the progress being made on April 3, 2012.

Peter DiGiammarino ’75 has spent his 35 year career creating a proven approach to developing potential, leadership, and growth in both corporations and individuals. His public lecture was entitled Manage to Lead: Seven truths to help you change the world.

Eleanor Bateman Alumni Scholar

This program is offered by the UMass Amherst Alumni Association to promote synergy and communication between students, distinguished alumni and other members of the campus community. The program provides students with role models that exemplify achievement of the university’s mission through professional accomplishments and/or public service. It is one way the Alumni Association uses its resources to enhance the value of the student experience and maintain a lifelong relationship with alumni.

The Alumni Association designs a scholar’s visit in conjunction with schools and colleges befitting his or her field of expertise. The multi-day visit typically includes lectures, workshops and seminars for undergraduate and graduate students, and a lecture to the campus community followed by a reception hosted by the Alumni Association. The program aims to promote face to face interaction between students and accomplished alumni in an informal setting.

The program was established in 1989 through an endowment from the Trustees of the University of Massachusetts Building Association, and was named after Eleanor Bateman ’23, a founding member. A dedicated and loyal alumna for over seventy years, Ms. Bateman supported the university in a number of leadership positions. Her involvement as a volunteer and benefactor enriched many aspects of campus life for both students and faculty members.

Recent Bateman Scholars