Standing behind President Michael A. Elliott '92, from left to right: Andrew J. Nussbaum ’85, current chair of the Board of Trustees; past chair Cullen Murphy '74; and past chair Jide Zeitlan '85
Allen Hart '82, the Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (psychology), greets the crowd during the procession.
Lisa Brooks, the Henry S. Poler '59 Presidential Teaching Professor of English and American Studies, speaks at the ceremony, acknowledging that Amherst College sits on Nonotuck land.
The Amherst College Glee Club performs
Arianne Abela, director of the choral music program and lecturer in music, led the Glee Club through performances of “Walk Out on the Water,” “Now We Can Begin” and “O Amherst.”