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Trovato '05, Kocot '82 Receive Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Department of Political Science is pleased to annouce that two of our alumni are recipients of the 2011 UMass Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Peter Trovato '05 (political science and journalism) is founder of the Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund, a non-profit organization that offers educational assistance grants to the children of fallen soldiers from Massachusetts.

Larry Kocot '82 (legal studies) is deputy director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and a visiting fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed by the UMass Amherst Alumni Association on alumni, faculty and friends. Recipients of this prestigious award have translated their UMass Amherst experience into distinguished achievement in the public, business or professional realms and bring honor to UMass Amherst and to their field of endeavor.

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