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.

Brian E. Boyle ’69 Will Serve As Honorary Marshal at Amherst College Commencement May 27

May 8, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Brian E. Boyle ’69 of Truro, Mass., will serve as the Honorary Marshal at commencement exercises at Amherst College on Sunday, May 27. The Honorary Marshal follows the Sheriff of Hampshire County and the Faculty Marshal in the academic procession and bears a ceremonial mace, a symbol of order and authority. Boyle is the father of Alexandra Boyle, who will graduate from Amherst that day.