Lena Fletcher’s first-day teaching in the iCons Program made her feel right at home.
When Joanne Cleary’s son, Liam, decided to attend UMass Amherst in 2016, his parents were thrilled. Joanne and her husband both attended UMass Amherst as undergraduates and they feel great affection for their alma mater. However, they worried that their son may struggle to develop a sense of belonging in the large institution that they remembered.
Shubha Tewari enjoys a good challenge, especially if that challenge means that she gets to learn something new. So when she was first asked to teach in the iCons Program at UMass Amherst, she was highly intrigued.