2015 Commencement Schedule of Events

2016 Commencement schedule will be similar, details will be posted in April, 2016
Questions? Call Patricia Allen, commencement director, at 413/542-8094.

Friday, May 22

1 to 9 p.m.
Check-in for Seniors and Families. Alumni House (see parking map).

5 p.m.
Commencement Rehearsal. Mandatory for seniors; families need not attend.

Asian Languages Professor Receives $150K Grant

April 14, 2009 e-News

Wako Tawa will use the A.V. Davis Foundations' funding to strengthen the teaching of “category four” languages (tongues that are particularly difficult for native English speakers to master), especially at the secondary level.


Amherst College Professor Wako Tawa Awarded $150,000 Grant to Support Category Four Language Instruction

April 2, 2009                              
Contact: Emanuel Costache ’09
Media Relations Intern

AMHERST, Mass.—Wako Tawa, professor of Asian languages and civilizations at Amherst College, has been awarded a grant of $150,000 from the secondary education program of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to support her efforts to strengthen the teaching of “category four” languages, especially at the secondary level.