Adrienne White Faines with President Elliott, both in regalia

2023 Medal for Eminent Service

Established in 1934 to recognize exceptional service to the College, the Medal for Eminent Service was awarded this year to Adrienne E. White-Faines ’82, for her extraordinary record of support, mentorship, and inspiration to the Amherst community.

Amherst College seal with sun rays, open book, and motto, Terras Irradient

2023 Swift Moore Teaching Awards

The Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Awards are presented to three outstanding secondary school teachers nominated by members of the graduating class. 

Moderna President, Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Among Seven to Be Honored at Amherst College’s Commencement

seven honorees

Honorees for 2023

Seven influential leaders in the arts, biotech, higher education, environmental journalism, business, law, and literature will receive honorary degrees from Amherst College. (Books by the honorees are available at Amherst Books.)

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