Thu, 05/10/2018

The University of Massachusetts Amherst will honor the exemplary achievement, initiative, and leadership of some of its most talented and accomplished graduating seniors during Undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 11 at McGuirk Alumni Stadium beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Commonwealth Honors College student Tenzin Thargay has been named the 2018 Undergraduate Commencement Student Speaker. In addition to completing a double major in Chinese Language and Literature and Political Science, Tenzin was named a Fulbright Scholar and will travel to South Korea where he will conduct research in the fall. During his time at UMass Amherst, he created and organized a Five College conference on compassionate leadership and a panel on the future of Tibet after the Dalai Lama, in addition to receiving a Salute to Service Scholarship from the Amherst Alumni Association. Tenzin plans to pursue a career in international affairs and public service.

Tenzin is also one of 10 CHC students selected for the 21st Century Leaders Award by the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He along with Nargis Aslami, Shuaib Balogun, Nicolas Blaisdell, Stephanie Castro, Jessica Furtado, Charlotte LaPlante, Xin Liu, Caroline Qin, and Hadiya Williams will be honored during Commencement. Read more about all the awardees

The Commonwealth Honors College faculty and staff congratulate these and all graduating CHC scholars on their achievements and wishes them the best of luck in their post-graduate careers.