Katharine Fretwell ’81 Named Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Amherst College; Longtime Dean Tom Parker to Retire

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December 19, 2013

Katharine “Katie” Fretwell

AMHERST, Mass.—Katharine “Katie” Fretwell , a 1981 graduate of Amherst College who has served her alma mater’s Admission Office in various capacities for nearly 25 years, has been appointed dean of admission and financial aid at the college, effective July 1, 2014. Fretwell, currently the dean of admission, succeeds Amherst’s longtime Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Tom Parker, who will retire at the end of June. Parker’s retirement ends an illustrious 15-year career at the college.

Amherst Awarded $223,200 to Support Summer Science Research for Women

Submitted on Monday, 6/16/2014, at 12:32 PM

December 11, 2013

Chemistry student in goggles

The Henry Luce Foundation, an organization committed to broadening knowledge and encouraging the highest standards of service and leadership, has awarded Amherst College a $223,200 Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program grant to support summer science research opportunities for Amherst women. Tanya Leise, associate professor of mathematics, will serve as project director for the three-year grant, which will provide undergraduate research awards to a total of 24 students to undertake immersive research projects and travel to professional conferences to present their research.

Amherst College Press Names Founding Director

Submitted on Monday, 6/16/2014, at 12:31 PM

December 6, 2013

New Amherst College Press Director Mark D. W. Edington

The Amherst College Press (ACP), a pathbreaking initiative for open-access scholarly publishing in the humanities, will be led by Mark D. W. Edington, Amherst College announced today.



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