Commencement

How to Be Happy After College

By Caroline Jenkins Hanna

[Speeches] In her commencement address President Biddy Martin exhorted the 464 members of the Class of 2013 to “hold to your desire for poetry.”

Commencement Address 2013

Baccalaureate 2013

Baccalaureate 2013

The Baccalaureate Service in Johnson Chapel is a multifaith celebration that includes music, readings, dance and an address by the Rev. Dr. Paul V. Sorrentino, Protestant religious advisor and special assistant to the Dean of Students.

Photos and audio coming soon.

Amherst College’s 2013 Commencement, by the Numbers

Submitted on Sunday, 5/26/2013, at 2:33 PM

May 23, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. — Amherst College will celebrate its 192nd Commencement on Sunday, May 26, at 10 a.m. on the school’s Main Quadrangle. The day’s exercises will feature addresses from College President Biddy Martin and senior Reilly A. Horan, as well as the awarding of bachelor of arts degrees to 464 graduates, an honorary B.A. to a military veteran whose Amherst education was cut short by service in World War II and honorary doctorates to seven distinguished guests.

Two Members of the Class of 1963 to Receive Amherst College’s Medal for Eminent Service at Commencement May 26

Submitted on Thursday, 5/16/2013, at 12:46 PM

May 2, 2013

AMHERST, Mass.—The trustees of Amherst College have voted unanimously to award Alan S. Bernstein and Kent W. Faerber, both members of the college’s Class of 1963, the Medal for Eminent Service during commencement exercises on Sunday, May 26.

Amherst College to Honor Three Former Teachers of Graduating Seniors with Swift Moore Teaching Awards May 26

Submitted on Thursday, 5/16/2013, at 12:45 PM

May 14, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. — Three secondary school instructors who challenged, inspired and moved members of Amherst College’s Class of 2013 will be honored with the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Awards during the school’s 192nd Commencement exercises at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 26. This year’s recipients are Deborah Hepburn, an English teacher at Clinton Senior High School in Clinton, N.Y.; Larry Klein, a history and social studies teacher at Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City, Calif.; and Fred Murphy, a history teacher at Frederick Douglass Academy in New York, N.Y.