Gregory T. Hanna '88

The startling news of Greg Hanna’s death in late 2006 has not been able to shake my memory of his consistently buoyant presence during school.  It’s disconcerting, but maybe ultimately reassuring, to have that irrepressible grin as an enduring image of him.

“He had struggled with mental health issues for many years,” his cousin Tom Hanford ’62 said in a note to the College.  “He was the grandson of Henry Hanford ’33.  He was thus part of the extended four-generation Hanford family connection with Amherst.”

Gregory T. Hanna '88

The startling news of Greg Hanna’s death in late 2006 has not been able to shake my memory of his consistently buoyant presence during school.  It’s disconcerting, but maybe ultimately reassuring, to have that irrepressible grin as an enduring image of him.

“He had struggled with mental health issues for many years,” his cousin Tom Hanford ’62 said in a note to the College.  “He was the grandson of Henry Hanford ’33.  He was thus part of the extended four-generation Hanford family connection with Amherst.”

Gregory T. Hanna '88

The startling news of Greg Hanna’s death in late 2006 has not been able to shake my memory of his consistently buoyant presence during school.  It’s disconcerting, but maybe ultimately reassuring, to have that irrepressible grin as an enduring image of him.

“He had struggled with mental health issues for many years,” his cousin Tom Hanford ’62 said in a note to the College.  “He was the grandson of Henry Hanford ’33.  He was thus part of the extended four-generation Hanford family connection with Amherst.”