Discover the notable alumni of University Of Massachusetts Amherst. The list includes people like Richard Gere, Bill Pullman, Rick Pitino, Jack Welch & Black Francis. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as musicians, miscellaneous, intellectuals & academics, film & theater personalities and writers etc.
Richard GereRichard Gere
(Actor & Activist)

31 August 1949


Bill PullmanBill Pullman

17 December 1953


Rick PitinoRick Pitino
(Basketball Coach)

18 September 1952


Jack WelchJack Welch
(Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric)

19 November 1935


Black FrancisBlack Francis

06 April 1965


Russell Alan HulseRussell Alan Hulse

28 November 1950


Hina Rabbani KharHina Rabbani Khar
(Diplomat, Politician, Entrepreneur, Economist)

19 November 1977


Buffy Sainte-MarieBuffy Sainte-Marie
(Actor, Singer-songwriter, Visual artist, Record producer, Composer)

20 February 1941


Kenny AronoffKenny Aronoff

07 March 1953


Peter LairdPeter Laird
(Comics artist, Screenwriter)

27 January 1954


William ManchesterWilliam Manchester
(Historian, Author, Professor, Biographer, Writer)

01 April 1922


Kenneth FeinbergKenneth Feinberg

23 October 1945


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Catherine ColemanCatherine Coleman
(Chemist, Air force officer, Astronaut, Engineer)

14 December 1960


Paul Edward TherouxPaul Edward Theroux

10 April 1941


Jan SchlichtmannJan Schlichtmann

16 March 1951


The ‘University of Massachusetts Amherst’ of is extremely popular for its reputed as a research and a land grant institution. With over 1,300 lecturers and more than 29,000 students, this reputed institution by far one of the largest institutions in New England. They also had have been ranked as the 27th best university in the entire nation. If all this fame wasn’t enough, the Virginia Tech was also regarded as one of the ‘Best College Towns’ in the United States and in 2010 it fetched a place among ‘Top 10 best colleges’ in the world according to the ‘U.S. News & World Report’. Apart from offering exceptional education to their men and women sports team called, ‘Minutemen and Minutewomen’ is one of the best in the world. When it comes to the sport called, ice hockey, they are out rightly the best ever. The alumni of this university have been setting trends and making this place a better place to live in. Be it in the field of entertainment, sports, business or politics, the alumni of Virginia Tech are all setting higher standards of excellence in every field they put their hands on. Some of the notable alumni of this university are, famous executive Jack Welch, and biologist, Jeff Corwin and famous actor Richard Gere. All of these have set examples for the future generations, motivating them to do only better. This list of notable University Of Massachusetts Amherst alumni is based on the individual’s achievements and fame. We are quite certain that you will be surprised by some of the notable University Of Massachusetts Amherst alumni who made it to this list.