Prizes & Awards

The geology department awards a number of prizes and awards to students each year. Some of these prizes are named after former geology faculty, including the Belt-Brophy and Foose prizes. Other prizes are named after deceased students, including the Blodgett, Clarke, and Quinn prizes. The Belt-Brophy prize, formerly the Stearns prize, is given to that student at the end of the junior year who, in the judgement of the Department of Geology, has shown the greatest promise for success as a geologist. The prize is given in honor of Professors Edward S.

Amherst College Graduates 409

May 28, 2007
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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.

The Doshisha Asian Studies Prize

The Doshisha Asian Studies prize from the income of a gift from Amherst House, Doshisha University, is awarded for the best undergraduate honors thesis pertaining to Asia. Recommendations are made by the Asian Languages and Civilizations Faculty for work that exemplifies an understanding of Asian culture in a liberal arts context.

2012 Senior Assembly Prizes and Awards

The following awards were presented to members of the Class of 2012 at Senior Assembly.

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.

Jiaqi Ji ’12

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Amherst College English Professor Judith Frank Receives Lambda Literary Award

June 3, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Judith Frank, author and professor of English at Amherst College, has received a Lambda Literary Award for her novel Crybaby Butch (2004). The awards were presented last night in New York City at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York.

Amherst Foreign Study Adviser William Hoffa Recognized for Work

August 31, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The NAFSA Association of International Educators, the leading professional organization for international education and foreign exchange, has presented the 2005 Homer Higbee Award to William Hoffa, the study abroad adviser at Amherst College.