Amherst College’s Class of 2014 and Commencement, By the Numbers

Commencement Canes

May 22, 2014

AMHERST, Mass. — Amherst College will celebrate its 193rd Commencement on Sunday, May 25, at 10 a.m. on the school’s Main Quadrangle. The day’s exercises will feature addresses from College President Biddy Martin and senior Katherine E. Sisk, as well as the awarding of bachelor of arts degrees to 475 graduates and honorary doctorates to seven distinguished guests.

Bloomberg News: Amherst Grads Shun Wall Street, Save World as $45,500 Teachers

This piece, which reported that many recent graduates are seeking public service work with programs such as Teach for America, quoted numerous graduating seniors, alumni, staff and administrators. 

“Create Lasting Changes” In Schools and Community, Amherst College President Anthony Marx Tells Class of 2008

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna

May 25, 2008
Caroline J. Hanna
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass. — In his traditional address to the Class of 2008 during Amherst College’s 187th Commencement ceremonies today, President Anthony W. Marx charged graduates to “create lasting changes” and help fix what he sees as a flawed American education system by either working in the nation’s public schools or working to improve them as members of the community. His thought-provoking remarks and the exercises themselves capped a weekend of activities celebrating the Class of 2008; the events also included the awarding of seven honorary doctorates to distinguished guests and 445 bachelor of arts degrees to the college’s new graduates.