Musician Leon Fleisher, PayPal Founder Elon Musk, Artist Frank Stella Among Eight to Be Honored at Amherst College Commencement May 24

May 6, 2009

AMHERST, Mass.— Margaret Bangser ’81, founder and former director of the nonprofit Women’s Dignity organization; Peter Brown, the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University; former Virginia Congressman Thomas M. Davis III ’71, now president and CEO of the Republican Main Street Partnership; celebrated conductor and pianist Leon Fleisher; accomplished researcher and an esteemed Columbia University professor Andrew R. Marks ’76; entrepreneur Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal and SpaceX; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, managing director of the World Bank; and abstract artist Frank Stella will all receive honorary degrees from Amherst College during its 188th Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 24, at 10 a.m. on the school’s campus.

20th-Century Sculpture and Drawings at Mead Art Museum Oct. 18 to Dec. 18

October 15, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.-The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College presents "Assembly / Line: Works by Twentieth-Century Sculptors" from Friday, Oct. 18, until Wednesday, Dec. 18. The exhibit in the Fairchild Gallery features sculpture and drawings from the Mead's permanent collection and from the collection of Thomas P. Whitney (Amherst College Class of '37.) A reception, free and open to the public, will be held at the museum on Friday, Oct. 25, at 4:30 p.m.