Amherst College’s Class of 2009 and 188th Commencement, By the Numbers

May 22, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. — On Sunday, May 24, Amherst College will celebrate its 188th commencement at 10 a.m. on the school’s Main Quadrangle. The exercises will feature addresses from college president Anthony W. Marx and senior Marshall Nannes, as well as the awarding of bachelor of arts degrees to 419 graduates and honorary degrees to eight distinguished guests.

Frank Stevenson II ’77 To Receive Medal for Service at Amherst College’s Commencement May 24

May 14, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. – Frank E. Stevenson II, a member of Amherst College’s Class of 1977, will receive the school’s Medal for Eminent Service during its commencement exercises Sunday, May 24. The award is presented to a member of the Amherst community who has demonstrated extraordinary devotion to the college.

2008 Senior Assembly

Amherst College Graduates 409

May 28, 2007
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass, May 28.—Under warm blue skies, Amherst College celebrated its 186th Commencement Exercises today. The college granted bachelor of arts degrees to 409 members of the Class of 2007 at Commencement Exercises at 10 a.m. in the Main Quadrangle.

Top 15 Amherst College News Stories of 2014–15

Now that the academic year is done, let's take a look back at some of the most clicked, tweeted, liked and shared bits of Amherst-related news. Here, in chronological order, are the year's highlights:

1. Meet the Class of 2018, by the Numbers
Amherst's class of 2018 includes an internationally ranked table tennis player, a Morse Code enthusiast, a U.S. military veteran, a blacksmith and someone who wears size 16 shoes.

Amherst College President Biddy Martin to 2015 Graduates: “Restore Faith in Our Institutions By Remaking Them”

May 24, 2015


The members of the class of 2015 process to their seats

AMHERST, Mass. — Under cloudless blue skies today, Amherst College President Biddy Martin urged the 470 members of the class of 2015 to follow the example of famous alumnus and legal activist Charles Hamilton Houston and restore faith in our society’s institutions by remaking them. “Take your talents, your energy and your humane hearts and do your best to combine right meaning with deeds,” she said. “And while you are at it, cherish your families, your friends and, most of all, yourselves.”

Sat. May 23 Baccalaureate & Commencement Mass

Baccalaureate Service: A Multi-faith Celebration

Senior Awards

Scholarship and Citizenship

The Addison Brown Scholarship

From a fund established by Addison Brown of the Class of 1852, the scholarship is awarded to that senior who, being already on the scholarship list, shall have attained the highest standing in the studies of the first-year, sophomore and junior years.

Shanghui Li ’14

The Charles Hamilton Houston Fellowship