29 Who Shine 2021 Award Winners

Higher education leaders, students, faculty and staff were joined virtually by Governor Charlie Baker at the 10th Annual “29 Who Shine” Ceremony to salute 29 public college and university graduates who engaged in COVID-19 relief efforts in their communities this year while earning their degrees.

Students in the Class of 2021 are being recognized for their resilience in the face of pandemic-related challenges and their willingness to pitch in and support COVID-19 relief efforts. Each of the "29 Who Shine" named a faculty or staff mentor who provided guidance and support throughout the student’s years in college. These faculty introduced the student honorees during the virtual awards ceremony that premiered on YouTube on May 13, 2021.

From the 15 Community Colleges

From the 9 State Universities and Specialty Colleges

From the 5 Campuses of the University of Massachusetts