Center for Community Engagement

1950s

David Ferner ’55

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An avid musician, Ferner volunteered his time teaching percussion in the public schools and found that the impact of music on his students went farther than he had expected.

John Abele ’59

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Abele found inspiration and encouragement in his fellow Amherst students, who represented a diverse pool of histories, mindsets, ideals, and beliefs.

Van Seasholes ’55

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Education has shaped Seasholes' career: later a teacher and principal, during his time at Amherst he remembers discussing Brown v. Board of Education after the Supreme Court decision was made.