Roush's Cooking Has Mass Appeal

Paul Sorrentino, Director or Religious Life, and Executive Chef Jeremy Roush appeared in a January food segment of the television program Mass Appeal to promote the Jan. 16 benefit for the Amherst Survival Center, “Supper, Story and Song.” Sorrentino spoke about the Campus Challenge event, while Roush took the mystery out of buttermilk salad dressing and shared a recipe for olive focaccia bread and more.


Preeminent Chicago Preacher to Speak at Amherst College’s MLK Day Multifaith Service Feb. 23

Submitted on Friday, 2/3/2012, at 2:37 PM

February 3, 2011                                                                              

AMHERST, Mass.—Preeminent preacher the Rev. Otis Moss III, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, will lead the annual multifaith service in celebration of the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College.


"Can" with Campus Challenge for Amherst Survival Center

“Canning” is a colloquialism referring to the activity of standing outside a store to collect cash or checks in a ‘can’ or to collect canned or other goods for a cause. Canning, tabling, and other such activities on store properties are at those stores’ discretion. The Hadley Stop and Shop and Wal Mart stores will work with Amherst College groups who would like to ‘can’ for Amherst Survival Center as part of the Amherst College Campus Challenge. Canners can receive 100-1500 pounds of food in just 4 hours. Have fun!

Financial Donations

You may make a donation to 'your' orgnization or to any of our five core partners at any time. You could go to donate online at their website or send a check to their PO Box - we suggest that you indicate that the donation is part of the Amherst College Campus Challenge. Or you may send a check made out to the organization to Paul Sorrentino, AC #2277. The donation will be recorded and the check sent on to the organization. 

Campus Challenged to Step Up Community Service, Interfaith Engagement

Submitted on Tuesday, 12/6/2011, at 3:52 PM

December 2, 2011

Two years ago, Paul Sorrentino, director of religious life, was invited to the White House to take part in a conversation among college and nonprofit leaders from across the country about how to increase participation in community service and encourage interfaith engagement in the U.S. The discussion was a fruitful one, said Sorrentino, and it resulted in President Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge (ICSCC) for the 2011–12 academic year.


Register re: Poverty and/or Educational Opportunity

In 2012-13 we are spreading the reporting net wide to capture more of the many ways that Amherst students, staff and faculty participate. Please register participation in ANY activity or  donation that relates to poverty, education and/or beliefs and values during the 2012-13 academic year.  

Let your participation be known (anonymously if you prefer), whether with one of our core partners or another organization; through a one-time or extended commitment; taking place on- or off-campus; with a box of supplies or some food items, through a paper or research project or a conversation or activity around beliefs and values. 

Every entry helps us reach our 75-10-10-25 goal. All participation forms are entered towards the $200 drawing made at the end of April, 2013. Need help with this form? Please contact Chris Clark.

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