Convocation will include the Provost’s Welcome, the Chancellor’s Address and the Presentation of Chancellor’s Medals. The medals include: the Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Teaching, the Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Scholarship, the Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Service, and the Chancellor’s Medal for Clinical Excellence
Investiture will include the recognition of named professorships. UMass Worcester currently has 32 named professorships, precious and essential resources for the institution. Endowments increase UMass Worcester’s ability to attract and retain individuals distinguished in their fields. Named chairs and professorships also provide an opportunity for donors to contribute to the enrichment and vitality of the academic and scientific environment.