John Kirkpatrick stands on stage with President Elliott at Amherst College commencement

2024 Medal for Eminent Service

Established in 1934 to recognize exceptional service to the College, the Medal for Eminent Service was awarded this year to John E. Kirkpatrick ’51 for his extraordinary record of support, mentorship, and inspiration to the Amherst community.

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

2024 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.