Thousands of students will graduate from Massachusetts colleges and universities this month. The students in this gallery have been singled out for the state’s third annual 29 Who Shine awards.
The awards honor students from Massachusetts community colleges, state universities and UMass schools for academic achievement and community service. Among this year’s honorees are many on-campus leaders, a biochemistry major attempting to cure diabetes, many parents, including a father of six, and multiple students who immigrated to America and pursued their dreams.
The 29 Who Shine winners will be honored during a State House ceremony on May 2.