Center for Community Engagement

1970s

Stephen Foster '70

Stephen Foster ’70

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Working as a student leader for Amherst Amigos in Toluca, Mexico, Foster taught English, conducted a census, and grew to understand the limitations and critiques of international service.

Karl Hakkarainen '79

Karl Hakkarainen ’79

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An Amherst transfer, Hakkarainen was shaped by courses with faculty— including Professors Jan Dizard and Barry O'Connell— investigating the relationship between people and power through germane case studies.

Everett Jenkins '75

Everett Jenkins Jr ’75

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Jenkins, propelled by both national and on-campus racial tension, crafted a joint thesis on race relations at Amherst while also working as a tutor and mentor in Springfield.