Sculptor Penelope Jencks

Sculptor Penelope Jencks speaks at the dedication of the Robert Frost sculpture on Saturday, June 2, 2007.

Poet Robert Frost was a member of the Amherst College faculty for more than 40 years; he taught at the liberal arts college on and off beginning in 1917 and until his death in 1963. The Amherst College library is named for him.

Amherst College recognized Robert Frost’s role in the life of the college—and in American poetry—with a new sculpture on campus. Created by sculptor Penelope Jencks, the eight-ton granite likeness of Frost was dedicated at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, during Amherst’s Reunion Weekend. The sculpture is a gift of the college’s Class of 1957, which celebrated its 50th Reunion that weekend.

The June 2 dedication featured remarks by Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx, sculptor Penelope Jencks, class president Edward S. Kambour ’57 and Alan H. Schechter ’57, who chaired the class gift project.

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