Class of 1963: Amherst College's First Class Web Pages!

Amherst College Class of 1963

Welcome to the Class of 1963

The Amherst adventure continues. More than 55 Years ago, 250 classmates spent four years of their lives together in close proximity. Now the Internet makes possible a new connection with each other. These web pages are dedicated to encouraging that connection.

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55th Reunion: May 23 - 27, 2018:   Such Memories!

Our 55th Reunion is now over.  Fifty (50) Classmates as well as relatives and friends enjoyed a wonderful 3 days based at Lipton House (Chi Phi).  The Class programs were amazing -- from Hugh's moderation of a panel on free speech issues to Taubman's recollections of interactions with Gorbachev -- and much more. 

You can look forward lots of followup from the Reunion, ranging from new interest in the listserv and the webpages (and how to get there) to photos of all who attended.  Go to 55th Reunion to see the latest updates (stats, memories, photos, etc.) from the Reunion.

Asa J. Davis Scholarship Fund

At the reunion, a major new Class-centered initiative was launched by Leon Gibbs, Hugh Price and Bill Davis.  Its goal is to raise $1M to support scholarships for students of color and other disadvantaged students.  Over 50% of the $1M goal has already been raised through initial funding and additional commitments by members of the Class of 1963..  The Asa J. Davis Scholarship Fund was dedicated in honor of this great Amherst professor and the 55th Reunion of the Class of 1963.


Asa J. Davis (1992-1999), was the first professor ot History and Black Studies at Amherst. He founded the Black Studies program.  His distingished career covered over two decades of unique contributions toward the diversification of all aspects of the College.

As a group, we committed the Class of 1963 to the immediate and long-term promotion and further funding of this effort.  You can learn much more about the AJD fund at Asa Davis Scholarship, including how you may contribute.

Class Notes 2018-2019

The Winter Class Notes are now posted prior to print publication in Amherst. They include some more follow-up from the 55th Reunion as well as new class member updates. You can also view recent Fall Class Notes and  Summer Class Notes.  (Instructions for accessing the Class Notes can be found here.)

From Neale:

"Attached are the Class Notes for the website. They are considerably expanded over what will appear in the magazine. I'm only supposed to average 75 words per item in print, but classmates, when they finally do send me items, are usually more garrulous than that. Age, I guess. But the more, the better."

From your webmaster:  And you will enjoy them even more!

Homecoming 2018

Kent Faerber once again invites members of the Class to the 11th Annual Class of 1963 Dinner during Homecoming weekend, Saturday, November 10.  Cocktails whenever, dinner 6:00 - 7:30 at 481 Station Road, Amherst.  See invitation and directions below:

You are cordially invited to the

11th Annual Class of 1963 Dinner

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Cocktails: whenever
Dinner: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

At the home of:
Kent and Scottie Faerber
481 Station Road, Amherst, MA

(Directions below) 


Once again, we welcome one and all to another Class of 1963 Homecoming dinner reunion at our home, this year following (or during) the Williams football game on Saturday, November 10, 2018.


Last May’s 55th Reunion confirmed the pleasures of re-connecting with long-time friends and making new ones with those who shared an important part of our past; we are happy to make that possible. The memories grow more vivid, if not accurate, as time passes.


You and your spouse/significant other/families are invited for dinner whether you attend the Williams football game or not, and you should feel free to use our house that afternoon as a base of operations or warming center if the weather is inclement. Peak foliage season is usually over by early November, and the weather may provide a sharp reminder of your time in this part of New England, but the welcome will be warm.

We will try, once again, to show the game, but that’s not the main attraction. We would be delighted to catch up with you whenever you feel like dropping by. We will begin serving dinner at approximately 6:00 p.m.


Once again, we can extend this invitation to you and your guest free of charge, asking only that those who can help with a pot-luck offering should feel free to do so.  We look forward to seeing you on this occasion.


To confirm by email, please respond to

To confirm via postal mail, please print the form and mail to:


Kent Faerber
481 Station Road
Amherst, MA 01002

Cordially, Kent W. Faerber


  • East on Route 9 from College to first traffic light
  • South (right) on South East Street
  • At approximately 2 miles, take left fork before South Amherst Common
  • Take left on Station Road at approximately 100 yards
  • Go approximately 1 mile, past two horse farms, over RR tracks and up steep hill
  • #481 is at top of hill on right—watch for red/white marker next to telephone pole
  • Park in driveway or on road in field to east



Chief Jeff Pix and Song

In response to the current controversy about the Lord Jeff mascot, Laurie Osborn has offered his unique and unparalleled solution.  Go to Chief Jeff and send us your comments on the Listserv!

Also NEW:  the actual story of the family history of Chief Jeff from Laurie.  Go Here to read how it became an icon for the Osborn family and for the Class of '63.

Class of 1963 at 50th Reunion with Biddy Martin

50th Reunion e-Book

The 50th Reunion e-Book has now been posted in its entirety on the Class webpages.  Click either THIS LINK or the "50th Reunion Book" on the left menu to explore this magnificent and memorable achievement.

50th Reunion DVD

The 50th Reunion DVD is now available, also in its entirety, through these Class webpages.  Just click on the following link: 50th DVD

50th Reunion Remembrances

It's now over for 115 Amherst '63 Strong!!!  What memories for us all.  You will find some post-reunion material in the links below.   You may still go to the bottom of this Home Page and click on the Attachment link to view the official class 50th reunion portrait photo!

What's New (or almost New...)

Octagon Class Events

Use this link to see a listing of all Class Events, with notes, stories and terrific pictures of Class of 1963 gatherings.

Submit your News to Class Notes

Support Neale Adams, your diligent Class Secretary.  You can help by submitting your personal news on-line.  This is easily done by going to Class Notes Entry and entering your own update!

What's Not (But Still of Interest!)

Photo Galleries

Photographs are now available from our 35th and 40th Reunions.  View the Class of '63 Photo Galleries here.

war memorial Links Page

This page directs you to inernet links of particular interest to the Class of 1963. If you have sites to suggest that are especially relevant to the Class (including your own!), notify us so they can be listed. Go to the left menu Links button to view the current links.

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