Amherst College Graduate Joseph Rachiele Awarded Watson Fellowship To Explore Pick-Up Basketball Around the World

April 25, 2005Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Joseph Rachiele, who graduated from Amherst College in January, has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and will travel around the world to study cultural imperialism in a uniquely "hands-on" fashion, playing pick-up basketball and reporting on his experience. Rachiele, a graduate of Shorewood High School, is the son of Julia Rachiele of Seattle, Wash.