Reunion 2019 in Pictures

Photos by Maria Stenzel and Jiayi Liu

Alumni parading past a large banner of the Mammoth hung on the outside of Frost Library
Under the watchful eye of the mammoth, Amherst College alumni parade to the Reunion 2019 luncheon.

A group of Amherst College alumni walking together on campus, some of them carrying small purple banners

A reunion reception with Biddy Martin in the science center President Biddy Martin and others from the College joined alumni for conversation and celebration in the new Science Center.

Two alumni at  standing side by side at a reception in the Science Center

Alumni Michelle Allison giving a talk on campus Michelle Allison ’64 during her talk titled “A View from the Trans* Bridge” (with Apologies to Arthur Miller): How the Transgender Experience and Perspective Contributes to the Contemporary Understanding and Discussion of Gender Identity for Everyone.”

Professor Sonya Clark giving a lecture During a talk titled “In Tandem: Cloth, Collaboration and Community in Art,” Sonya Clark ’89, artist and Professor of Art and the History of Art at Amherst, discusses how she uses textiles as a medium to engage with community. 

Reunion softball game
A low-impact softball game presented by the Class of ’99.

Reunion softball game

Biddy Martin and some alumni on stage at Johnson Chapel Alumni receiving awards at Johnson Chapel.

Audience members listening to Biddy Martin speaking
Attendees listening to President Biddy Martin during “A Conversation with President Biddy Martin and the Annual Meeting of the Society of the Alumni and the Alumni Council.”

Audience members listening to President Martin speaking in Johnson Chapel
Audience members listening to Biddy Martin's speech in Johnson Chapel during “A Conversation with President Biddy Martin and the Annual Meeting of the Society of the Alumni and the Alumni Council.”

A woman in the audience holding a microphone asks a question during a session on achieving carbon neutrality An audience member asks a question during “Fulfilling Our Promise: Achieving Carbon Neutrality in our Third Century.”

President Biddy Martin at the podium, speaking with alumni during Reunion 2019 President Biddy Martin watches from the podium as Jesse Brill ’64 challenges his fellow alumni to support Amherst College.

A line of people walking from Johnson Chapel to the Val Quad for lunch. One man holds a sign that says Class of 1969 Reunion attendees—some from the Class of 1969—parading  from Johnson Chapel to the Val Quad for lunch. 

Reunion attendees enjoying lunch outside. Reunion attendees gather for lunch on the Val Quad.

Reunion attendees at the Carnival

Two alumni sitting a bench side by side with pink flower blossoming behind them

Panelists at Reunion 2019 Amherst College Top:  Panelists from “Amherst Women in the Room Where It Happens.” Left to right: Amrita Sethi ‘94, Chantal Kordula ’94,  Juanita Kennedy Osborn ’94, and Kara Zanger ’94, Global Head of Legal at Pantheon.

Bottom: Panelists from “Survival of the News Media: Amid Our Digital Device Dependence, is There a Future for Print?” Left to right: Moderator Alan Blum  ’69, Andrew Nagorski ’69, P’94, ’02, and David Michelmore ’69, P’98.

Two audience members approach two panelists at the end of their presentation to ask follow up questions
Audience members asking questions after the “Survival of the News Media: Amid Our Digital Device Dependence, is There a Future for Print?” panel discussion.

Two women speaking at the Black Studies and Beyond session during Reunion 2019 Patrice Peck ’09 (left) and Tito Kolawole ’14 (right) speaking on the “Black Studies and Beyond: Amherst Alumni Engage with Race” panel discussion.

Four panelists sitting at a table speaking to the audience Panelists for the “Amherst A Better Chance and Amherst College: 50 Years of Community Engagement” presentation on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Left to right:  Panelists: Julian Ricardo ’15, Meghan Sullivan ’19; moderated by Rhonda Cobham-Sander, the Emily C. Jordan Professor of Black Studies and English, and Michael Hawkins, Associate Dean of Admission.

  Four adults and two babies sitting just outside the luncheon tents during Reunion 2019 Reunion attendees (including two future Mammoths!) relaxing outside during the Reunion luncheon.

alumni gather outside during reunion carnival Presented by the Class of 1999 and 2004, the ever-popular carnival took place under sunny skies on the Main Quad.

A portrait of the Class of 1954 Class of 1954 portrait, with spouses, taken at the War Memorial.

alumni sitting by the War Memorial for a class portrait Austin Kenefick ’54 addresses his classmates during their 65th Reunion.

The Class of 1984 gathers to celebrate Reunion The Class of 1984 gathered outside of Hitchcock House.