Three Amherst College Faculty Members Are 2002 Guggenheim Fellows

May 3, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Three members of the faculty at Amherst College—visiting writers Daniel Hall and Claire Messud and visiting lecturer in English Elisabeth Subrin—find themselves on this year’s list of Guggenheim fellows. They are among the184 artists, scholars and scientists awarded 2002 Fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Amherst College Graduates To Study Abroad on Fulbright Grants

May 26, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Five recent graduates of Amherst College have been awarded J. William Fulbright Fellowships for postgraduate study overseas. Alison Bickford ’02, who majored in neuroscience at Amherst and is the daughter of Debbie Bickford and Robert Bickford of Birmingham, Ala., will study at the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Endocrinology in Hannover, Germany. She will investigate the links between mind and body in the workings of circadian rhythms.

Harold F. Still ’44 Receives Eminent Service Medal from Amherst College

May 23, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Harold F. Still ’44, a resident of Philadelphia, will receive Amherst College’s Medal for Eminent Service at the college’s commencement exercises on Sunday, May 26. The Medal for Eminent Service is presented to an Amherst alumnus who has demonstrated extraordinary devotion to his alma mater.

Amherst College Will Honor High-School Teachers on Commencement Weekend

May 26, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.-- Four secondary-school teachers who challenged, inspired and moved members of the Class of 2002 will receive the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Awards at Senior Class Exercises at 2p.m. on Saturday, May 25, during Commencement Weekend. The Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Award recognizes teachers and counselors who have been important in the lives of Amherst students. The awards this year will go to :

Amherst Professor Is Truly a Self-Made Academic

May 26, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—With prices for academic gowns ranging from $300 to almost $800, Catherine McGeoch, a professor of computer at Amherst College, decided last August to flex her creative muscle and cut expenses: she sewed her own robe. Her final cost? About $50 and five evenings of her time. She proudly donned her creation at Amherst College Commencement Exercises of May 26.