Our Alumni

It is impossible to label the typical Amherst graduate. From the class of 1933 to the class of 2015, Amherst has more than 23,000 living alumni with interests and professions spanning countless fields and occupations. What unites them all is an Amherst education.

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Just for Alumni

There are so many ways to connect with the college and our 23,000 alumni.  Connect, give, volunteer, learn, mentor, keep up with class news, learn about regional programming, and so much more.

Amherst Alumni in the Field: Kirk Johnson ’82

February 13, 2018

Kirk Johnson ’82 discusses his journey from Amherst College to Sant Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History where he is responsible for a collection of more than 145 million objects.

Meet our Alumni

The Amherst environment fosters lifelong friendships and sparks a deep and persistent desire to learn. Alumni are present in almost every walk of life. Some alumni are or have been prominent on the world scene and many others contribute to society in equally important though less public ways. A liberal arts education prepares students for careers, volunteer activities and individual interests and pursuits that are personally meaningful.

It’s not about what you have done since Amherst, but who you have become. 

Read our alumni profiles.