WW II Veteran to Receive His Diploma at Amherst's Commencement May 26

Submitted on Thursday, 5/16/2013, at 12:44 PM

May 15, 2013

Arthur J. Ourieff, middle row, third from right, in the 1942 Amherst cross- country team photo

Arthur J. Ourieff’s first semester at college started out like any other. He studied hard, occasionally goofed off with his friends and even managed to find time to go on a few dates.

Veterans’ Advocate, Acclaimed Defense Attorney and Hit Songwriter Among Seven to Be Honored at Amherst College Commencement May 26

Submitted on Friday, 4/19/2013, at 11:36 AM

April 16, 2013

AMHERST, Mass.— Virtuosic guitarist and composer Freddie Bryant ’87, labor activist Madeline Janis ’82, veterans’ advocate Paul Rieckhoff ’98, acclaimed civil rights attorney Barry Scheck, hit songwriter Jim Steinman ’69, former Wellesley College President Diana Chapman Walsh and pioneering AIDS researcher Robert Yarchoan ’71 will all receive honorary degrees from Amherst College during its 192nd Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 26, at 10 a.m. on the school’s main quad.