Amherst College To Award Seven Honorary Degrees at Commencement May 21

May 18, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.-Amherst College will present seven distinguished individuals with honorary degrees at its annual Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 21, at 10 a.m. in the Main Quadrangle. Those honored will be: William Amend '84, the creator of "FoxTrot," a widely syndicated comic strip that chronicles the daily adventures of an American family facing the 21st Century.

Amherst College Graduate To Study Popular Art in Mexico on Fulbright Grant

May 8, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.- Alexis N. Salas, a graduating senior at Amherst College, has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Fellowship for postgraduate study overseas. Salas, daughter of Betsy and Robert Thompson of Valencia, Calif., will study the popular arts in the daily life in Mexico City, focusing on how Mexican museums affect and are affected by the ubiquity of art in the city.

Amherst College Sets 179th Commencement for May 21

May 8, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.-Four hundred and twenty-seven men and women are scheduled to receive Bachelor of Arts degrees at the 179th Commencement Exercises at Amherst College, to be held Sunday, May 21, at 10 a.m. in the Main Quadrangle. Speakers at the ceremonies will be President Tom Gerety and a member of the Class of 2000, Johnnie L. Odom II, an English and history major from Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Amherst College Will Honor Elementary, High School Teachers On Commencement Weekend

May 8, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417Amherst, MA - Amherst College will honor three high school teachers and an elementary school teacher at Senior Class Exercises at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20. Nominated by members of the graduating class, the teachers will receive the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Award, which recognizes teachers and counselors who have been important in the lives of Amherst students.