The Human Resources Activity Committee (HRAC) is pleased to host events and activities throughout the year to provide staff and faculty opportunities to connect as a community. 

Human Resources Activities Committee Members

Danielle Amodeo, Mead Art Museum

Meagan Champoux, Dining Services

Suzette Farnham, Music

Marie Fowler, Dean of the Faculty

Rebecca Hurlburt, Dining Services

Jules Karlsson, Amherst Fund

Megan Motyka, Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Marcela Murillo Robinson, Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning

Victoria Nardone, Communications

Mimi Odgers, Office of Student Affairs

Heather Ruggeri, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Kate Wesolowski, Office of Human Resources


Staff & Faculty Skill Share: Amherst College is full of extraordinary talent and knowledge.  We invite Staff and Faculty to participate in a Skill Share series to learn from and about one another.  To register as a presenter contact Kate Wesolowski,


Chickadee standing on a branch

Bird Watching 101 with Hayley Singleton

Wednesday, June 10, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

ICYMI: Resources and Tips from the Skill Share discussion

Fun Friday Challenges: Finding space for a little joy and fun can be a challenge. So, we are sharing our ideas for a small activity to de-stress and start your weekend. The weekly challenges will be annouced in the Daily Mammoth on Friday mornings.

May 8, 2020: 

Write down a haiku

express how you are feeling

or simply have fun


For example:


Putting down my thoughts

One moment's rest from tempest

Hearing spring bird songs


May 15, 2020

In the Book of Rights, Confucius wrote that “music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without." Today listen to a song of serenity or catharsis, in stillness or dance, whatever feels right for you. Simply take a musical moment.


May 22, 2020

Take an index card, small piece of paper, or a small 3D object and turn it into a work of art. The challenge? Suspend judgement. Use whatever materials you have on hand. Set up a gallery on your fridge or windowsill. Go nuts!