Conversations with Honored Guests

On Saturday, May 19, 2012, five honorary degree recipients spoke at Amherst. Listen to audio below.

The College of William & Mary Awards Biddy Martin an Honorary Degree

Submitted on Wednesday, 5/16/2012, at 10:40 AM

Amherst College President Biddy Martin recently returned to her undergraduate alma mater, The College of William & Mary, to receive an honorary degree.

Jimmy Donal Wales

Jimmy Donal Wales, Honorary Degree Recipient

Jimmy Donal Wales.

2010 Honorees

Honorary Degree Recipients

Read about the honorands in Amherst’s news release, “Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales, Poet Mary Jo Salter, Nobel Laureate Paul Nurse Among Eight to Be Honored at Amherst Commencement.”

Listen to Conversations with Honored Guests, talks given by the honorary degree recipients.

Read the honorary degree citations:

Dame Marjorie Scardino

Dame Marjorie Scardino, Honorary Degree Recipient

Dame Marjorie Scardino is presented her honorary degree by President Anthony W. Marx.

Mary Jo Salter

Mary Jo Salter, Honorary Degree Recipient

Mary Jo Salter.

Harvey J. Rosenfield ’74

Harvey J. Rosenfield 74, Honorary Degree Recipient

Harvey J. Rosenfield ’74 (right) is presented with an honorary degree by President Anthony W. Marx.

Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers, Honorary Degree Recipient

Walter Dean Myers (right) is presented with an honorary degree by President Anthony W. Marx.

Sir Paul M. Nurse

Sir Paul M. Nurse, Honorary Degree Recipient

Sir Paul M. Nurse (left).

Joshua M. Epstein ’76

Joshua M. Epstein 76, Honorary Degree Recipient

Joshua M. Epstein ’76.