Jénine Shepherd ’20

Jenine Sheperd receiving an award

“You make a commitment to these kids, you stick with it.” Jénine Shepherd ’20, winner of the Jamaican Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence.

William Taubman

Quote by William Taubman

 “When you think about it, having your books stolen is a huge compliment.” Professor Emeritus William Taubman, on his acclaimed biography of Gorbachev.

John Michael Higgins ’85

Quote by John Michael Higgins

“The best thing Amherst ever taught me was curiosity.” John Michael Higgins ’85 is one of the most accomplished character actors of our time.

 

Emily Lakdawalla ’96

Quote by Emily Lakdawalla

“This mission is at the limit of what humans are capable of doing—remotely and even, possibly, beyond that limit.” What can a Mars rover teach us about space? What can it teach us about humanity? Emily Lakdawalla ‘96 explores these questions in the new Amherst magazine

Alexis Chavez-Salinas ’22

Quote by Alexis Chavez-Salinas

“It allowed me to look at myself completely differently. Classes like this are why I chose to come to Amherst.” Alexis Chavez-Salinas ’22 on his First-Year Seminar “ Finding Your Roots,” taught by Professor Rick A. Lopez ’93.

Amherst Fact: Pooja Rangan

Pooja Rangan receives the Harry Levin Prize for outstanding first book

Assistant Professor Pooja Rangan’s Immediations: The Humanitarian Impulse in Documentary has won the 2019 Harry Levin Prize for outstanding first book.

NOTE: Read a review of the book by her former student. 

Adrienne White-Faines ’82

Quote by Adrienne White-Faines

“Wade Fellows helped show us how to reconcile the blessing and burden of our education, to take it and do something for our communities.” Adrienne White-Faines ’82 speaking about a program that for decades has introduced Amherst students to the successful and rewarding careers of notable black alumni. 

Note: Neuroradiologist Nadia Biassou ’88, the newest Wade Fellow, has been appointed for the 2019-21 academic years.