Amherst College Senior Adeline Oka To Teach in Spain on Fulbright Grant

May 3, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Adeline Oka, a senior at Amherst College, has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Fellowship to teach English at the secondary school level in Spain. Oka is the daughter of David and Lingga Oka of Granada Hills, Calif. Oka wrote in her Fulbright proposal that at age 10 her “first teaching job was to teach English as a Second Language to a college student. My student’s name was David Oka, although I generally called him Dad.”

Amherst College Graduate Catherine Macdonald Awarded Watson Fellowship

May 3, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Catherine Macdonald, a recent graduate of Amherst College, has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and will travel next year to South Africa, Australia and the Bahamas to study human-shark interaction and shoreline communities. A graduate of Highland Park High School in Highland Park, N.J., Macdonald is the daughter of James R. Macdonald IV.

Amherst College Graduate Greg Hedin To Study in Germany on Fulbright Grant

May 3, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Greg Hedin, a recent graduate of Amherst College, has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Fellowship to study early German Romanticism at the Georg-August Universität in Göttingen in Germany. Hedin is the son of Greg and Mary Hedin of Urbana, Ill., and a graduate of St. Joseph-Ogden High School in St. Joseph, Ill. He plans to enroll later in a Ph.D. program in German literature.

Paul T. Ruxin ’65 To Receive Medal for Service at Amherst College May 27

May 7, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Paul T. Ruxin ’65 of Chicago, Ill., will receive Amherst College’s Medal for Eminent Service at the college’s commencement exercises on Sunday, May 27. The Medal for Eminent Service is presented to an Amherst alumnus who has demonstrated extraordinary devotion to his alma mater.

Amherst College Senior Emma Gorenberg Wins Glascock Poetry Prize

May 4, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Emma Gorenberg, a graduating senior at Amherst College, was a winner of the Kathryn Irene Glascock ’22 Intercollegiate Poetry Competition at Mount Holyoke College last weekend. A graduate of Martha’s Vineyard High School, Gorenberg is the daughter of David Gorenberg (Amherst ’65) and Leslie Baker of West Tisbury, Mass. Gorenberg shared the prize with Sarah Twombly of Mount Holyoke College.

Amherst College To Honor Eight—Including U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald ’82, N.Y.C. Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and Investme

May 2, 2007Director of Media Relations

Prizes & Awards

Department prizes awarded at Senior Assembly:

THE CAROL PRIZE IN RUSSIAN
Given by David James Carol, class of 1977, in honor of his parents, Joseph and Roberta Carol, is awarded to the student who has demonstrated the greatest dedication and commitment to Russian.

THE MIKHAIL SCHWEITZER MEMORIAL BOOK AWARD

The Moseley Prize 2016

A substantial first and second prize will be awarded for essays by seniors dealing in a scholarly manner with religion. The approach may be historical, literary, philosophical or scientific, but the focus of the essay should be on religious subject matter or on patterns of religious thought, sensibility, and conduct.

Prizes

Edward Jones Prize

Each year the Black Studies Department awards the Edward Jones Prize in honor of the first black alumnus of Amherst College. Competition for the prize is open to any graduating Amherst College senior (or E) who has written an honors thesis that addresses a present or future issue of concern to black people in Africa and the Diaspora.