Left to right: Paul Rieckhoff, Todd Nichols, Matt Flavin and Michael Proctor (red tie) speak at Amherst College on Feb. 29, 2008.
Amherst College hosted a panel discussion titled “From Campus to Country: Why We Chose to Serve in the Military after Amherst” with alumni and members of the armed forces Matt Flavin '02, Todd Nichols '99, Michael Proctor '02 and Paul Rieckhoff '98 on Friday, Feb. 29, in Cole Assembly Room of Amherst’s Converse Hall at 4:30 p.m. The event, which was free and open to the public, was part of Amherst’s ongoing effort to promote meaningful discussion of the complex issues associated with the nation’s military, as well as honor those who serve. The discussion was dedicated to the memory of Navy lieutenant Joshua Walter “Max” Gross ’98, one of three crew members who died Jan. 16 in a helicopter crash in Corpus Christi, Texas. The event is sponsored by the college’s President’s Office.