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By Katherine Duke ’05

One of the many reasons I chose to attend Amherst College was that it was far away. Or, far enough away.  My parents could do the three-hour drive fairly easily when I wanted them to—but only when I wanted them to. The other serious contender, Vassar, was only an hour from my hometown. I cringed when I realized it got the same radio stations. I have nothing against my family or my high school, but I wanted my college experience to feel separate from them. So Amherst it was.

Alumni and Parent Programs

Betsy Cannon Smith ’84, P ’15, Alumni Secretary, Executive Director 

Pontypool, 22 Snell Street
(413) 542-2313
alumni@amherst.edu

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Megan Morey, Chief Advancement Officer

Smith House, 22 Hitchcock Road 
(413) 542–5900