Composer and Lyricist Alan Zachary '96

Profile by Mary Jo Curtis

Rodgers and Hammerstein. Kander and Ebb. Meehan, Charnin and Strouse. And now, Zachary and Weiner?
That’s a dream that could become reality for songwriting team Alan Zachary ’96 and Michael Weiner. Earlier this year the pair presented their original music in an event featuring the next generation of Broadway songwriting talent at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Meet the Seniors

Sure, they’re thrilled to graduate. But where are they going? Where have they been? Amherst  interviewed more than two dozen members of the Class of ’08—men and women who’ve studied in Siberia, Greece, India; who’ve worked for record labels, hospitals, senators; who’ve joined the U.S. Navy and the Peace Corps. Here are 15 of their stories.