Bateman Scholars

The Eleanor Bateman Alumni Scholar in Residence program brings accomplished alumni back to campus for lectures, workshops, and conversations with students and alumni to promote synergy and communication. 

Named after longtime UMass supporter Eleanor Bateman ’23, the program highlights the university’s mission of advancing knowledge and improving the lives of people in the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world

Aren LeeKong '98 Aren LeeKong

From his start as an analyst at Citigroup Global Markets to his current role as a Managing Director and co-Portfolio Manager of the Strategic Capital Partners fund at Highbridge Principal Strategies, Aren LeeKong has dedicated himself to personal and professional growth through hard work, intellectual curiosity, and challenging himself to “keep going.” His career has been defined by those from whom he has had the opportunity to learn, and he, in turn, has committed to passing on what he has learned and sharing his success with others. Read More. 

Contact the Alumni Association at to submit a nomination for the Eleanor Bateman Alumni Scholar in Residence.