Amherst College To Award Seven Honorary Degrees at Commencement May 21

May 18, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.-Amherst College will present seven distinguished individuals with honorary degrees at its annual Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 21, at 10 a.m. in the Main Quadrangle. Those honored will be: William Amend '84, the creator of "FoxTrot," a widely syndicated comic strip that chronicles the daily adventures of an American family facing the 21st Century.

Amherst College Appoints Samuel C. Haynes Director of Campus Center

May 8, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.-Samuel C. Haynes, assistant director of campus life for student activities at Oswego State University, will become the new assistant dean of students and director of the campus center/student activities at Amherst College on June 12.

Amherst College Graduate To Study Popular Art in Mexico on Fulbright Grant

May 8, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.- Alexis N. Salas, a graduating senior at Amherst College, has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Fellowship for postgraduate study overseas. Salas, daughter of Betsy and Robert Thompson of Valencia, Calif., will study the popular arts in the daily life in Mexico City, focusing on how Mexican museums affect and are affected by the ubiquity of art in the city.

Amherst College Psychology Professor Receives Grant To Study HIV Prevention

May 8, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Catherine A. Sanderson, assistant professor of psychology at Amherst College, has received a grant of $36,608 from the National Institute of Mental Health for her research into "Preventing HIV by Changing Perceived Partner Norms."

Amherst College Sets 179th Commencement for May 21

May 8, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.-Four hundred and twenty-seven men and women are scheduled to receive Bachelor of Arts degrees at the 179th Commencement Exercises at Amherst College, to be held Sunday, May 21, at 10 a.m. in the Main Quadrangle. Speakers at the ceremonies will be President Tom Gerety and a member of the Class of 2000, Johnnie L. Odom II, an English and history major from Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Amherst College Will Honor Elementary, High School Teachers On Commencement Weekend

May 8, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417Amherst, MA - Amherst College will honor three high school teachers and an elementary school teacher at Senior Class Exercises at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20. Nominated by members of the graduating class, the teachers will receive the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Award, which recognizes teachers and counselors who have been important in the lives of Amherst students.

Annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk Set For May 13

May 8, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The Dickinson Homestead in Amherst will sponsor the annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk on Saturday, May 13, at 1 p.m. The walk honors the memory of the poet Emily Dickinson, who died on May 15, 1886. The event is free and open to the public.
 

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