Amherst College to Honor Three Former Teachers of Graduating Seniors with Swift Moore Teaching Awards May 24

May 7, 2009        
AMHERST, Mass. — Three secondary school instructors who challenged, inspired and moved members of Amherst College’s Class of 2009 will be honored with the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Awards during the school’s 188th Commencement exercises at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 24.

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.”

The Honored

At Commencement 2012, Amherst awarded seven honorary doctorates and a Medal for Eminent Service. The college also honored high school teachers nominated by graduating seniors.


Honorary doctorates

Christiane Amanpour, global affairs anchor at ABC News and host of Amanpour on CNN International, where she is chief international correspondent

Honorees

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

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.

The Honored

Zackie Achmat, doctor of humane letters. Founder and former chairman of South Africa’s Treatment Action Campaign, which responds to the AIDS crisis; anti-apartheid activist; founder of the National Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality; director of the Centre for Law & Social Justice in Cape Town

Honored

imageSeated, from left: Thomas M. Davis III '71, Elon Musk, Peter Brown, Margaret Bangser '81, Leon Fleisher, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Frank Stella. Top row, from left: Andrew R. Marks '76, President Anthony W. Marx, Faculty Marshall Rowland Abiodun, Frank E. Stevenson II '77 and Honorary Marshal Douglas C. Neff '70.The following distinguished guests were honored during Commencement Weekend 2009.

2009 Honorands

2008 Honorands

Amherst College Will Honor High-School Teachers on Commencement Weekend

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