Honorary Degrees & Awards


Political and cultural commentator David Brooks, Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Cullen Jones, tech entrepreneur Thai-Hi Lee ’80, statistician and writer Nate Silver, contemporary artist Sarah Sze, the late American studies scholar and transportation expert Yasuo Sakakibara and former Amherst College Board of Trustees chair and businessman Jide Zeitlin ’85 all received honorary degrees from Amherst College during its 193rd Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 25, 2014.

Amherst College to Honor Three Former Teachers of Graduating Seniors with Swift Moore Teaching Awards May 23

April 29, 2010           

AMHERST, Mass. — Three secondary school instructors who challenged, inspired and moved members of Amherst College’s Class of 2010 will be honored with the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Awards during the school’s 189thCommencement exercises at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 23.