The English Department and the College will celebrate on Thursday, May 30,
the careers of eight retiring or recently-retired faculty: Jack Cameron; Chick Chickering, G. Armour Craig Professor of Language and Literature; Allen Guttmann, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and American Studies, Emeritus; Barry O'Connell, James E. Ostendarp Professor of English; Dale Peterson, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English and
Russian; Bill Pritchard '53, Henry Clay Folger Professor of English;
Kim Townsend G'11, Class of 1959 Professor of English, Emeritus; and
Helen von Schmidt '78, Senior Lecturer in English, Emerita.
The party will be at the Lord Jeffery Inn from 6:15 to 9:30 p.m.;
President Biddy Martin, Dean of Faculty Gregory Call and Professor Rhonda Cobham-Sander will give brief remarks beginning at 7 p.m.
Most living Amherst alumni have studied
with one or more of these teachers; all are invited to the party, whether or
not your class is having a reunion this year.
To help with planning, please let us know whether or not you will attend the celebration.
Click here to register
We also wish to collect reminiscences and tributes for each of our honorees. Please take the time to contribute to this effort by submitting your thoughts online.