Closing Remarks


At Commencement on May 22, 2011, Amherst awarded honorary doctorates to seven people. The youngest is not even 30.

"These Are Your Classmates, Dad"

Commencement 2011

The college’s 190th Commencement ceremonies were covered by both the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Springfield Republican.

Associated Press: Amherst College Honors World War II Veterans

In a piece that ran in several media outlets across the country, the AP featured Richard Hunter ’44, J. Bruce Duncan ’45, Frank R.L. Egloff ’46 and C. Burns Roehrig ’45 who finally received long-overdue diplomas at Amherst’s commencement May 22. “Of course we wanted to honor these men who gave so much to the nation,” President Anthony W. Marx told reporter Mark Pratt. “It’s a statement of pride and an acknowledgment of service.”

Senior Class Speech by Gregory J. Campeau ’11

“The More Thoughtful We Are, the Better Our World Will Be,” Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx Tells Class of 2011

May 23, 2011

AMHERST, Mass. — In his annual address at Amherst College’s 190th Commencement Exercises this morning, President Anthony W. Marx reminded the school’s graduates of the investment of “hope and effort” that their alma mater has made in them, and charged the new alumni to apply their intellectual skills to moral problems and pursue their passions in ways that contribute to the greater good.

Amherst College’s Class of 2011 and Commencement, By the Numbers

May 18, 2011

AMHERST, Mass. — On Sunday, May 22, Amherst College will celebrate its 190th Commencement, at 10 a.m. on the school’s Main Quadrangle.

Amherst College to Honor Three Former Teachers of Graduating Seniors with Swift Moore Teaching Awards May 22

May 16, 2011               

AMHERST, Mass. — Three secondary school instructors who challenged, inspired and moved members of Amherst College’s Class of 2011 will be honored with the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Awards during the school’s 190th Commencement exercises at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 22.

Arthur Koenig ’66 to Receive Medal for Eminent Service at Amherst College’s Commencement May 22

May 3, 2011

AMHERST, Mass. — Arthur Koenig, a graduate of Amherst’s Class of 1966, will receive the school’s Medal for Eminent Service during its commencement exercises on Sunday, May 22.