The Reunion Crasher

By Sue Dickman ’89

I will admit it: I am a reunion crasher. I don’t sign up, and then I appear. It comes of living locally and working two blocks from the college. But it also comes of belonging to two classes. I started at Amherst with the Class of 1988 and finished with the Class of 1989. And there lies my reunion dilemma. Do I attend the reunion of the class I started with or the one I graduated with? The one where I know more people or the one where I found my lasting friends?

Mead Art Museum Presents Lecture by Textile Artist Sonya Clark ’89 Oct. 11

October 1, 2001 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass. – In conjunction with the exhibition “18 Alumni Artists,” the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will present a lecture by Sonya Clark ’89, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environment, Textiles and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her talk, “From Hair to There: Cultural Roots as Artistic Inspiration,” will take place on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. A reception to mark the opening of the exhibition will follow.

Debby Applegate '89, “Henry Ward Beecher and Victorian America,” September 25, 2006

Debby Applegate, a 1989 graduate of Amherst and the author of the The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, spoke on “Henry Ward Beecher and Victorian America” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall.

Biographer Debby Applegate ’89 To Speak on Henry Ward Beecher at Amherst College Sept. 25

September 11, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Debby Applegate, a 1989 graduate of Amherst and the author of the The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, will speak on “Henry Ward Beecher and Victorian America” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the departments of American studies and history at Amherst, Applegate’s talk is free and open to the public.

New York Times: Applegate (1989) Wins Pulitzer for Beecher (1834) Bio

Submitted by Paul S. Statt
Debby Applegate '89 Wins Pulitzer Prize for BiographyThe New York Times, April 17"In the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts...Debby Applegate won the biography prize for “The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher.”