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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.

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Alumni Sons and Daughters

The admission office has specially arranged three Deans’ Days to give Amherst alumni and their sons and daughters the opportunity to learn more about Amherst and its admission policies. Deans’ Days include group conversations for Amherst families with students who will be high school seniors in 2008-09.   In addition, there will be a tour of the campus and a light lunch. This year, Deans’ Days have been scheduled for three Fridays: May 30, July 11 and Aug. 22. Pre-registration is required.

Amherst Rugby Alums in California

Want to join the Baracus? Don't be a jerk!!!

We’d like to give a nod to a number of our alumni out in California who formed the BA Baracus Rugby Club in 2001 based in the Bay Area. In their first three seasons they won the D3 Northern California Championship each year, and are now a force in D2 rugby.

Alumni 1985-1989

The following people have completed all the requirements to graduate with a major in French at Amherst College:
CLASS OF 1989Timothy BelevetzRafe BlaufarbGrace ChangMonica ColvinJohn DeanHalle FosterPamela HallChristopher LeachLisa PorterTani SanghviNhora SerranoMichael SheaGreer ShephardCaren SpiglandTheoharis StavridesDavid StearnsRobert Talerman

Alumni 1990-1999

The following people have completed all the requirements to graduate with a major in French at Amherst College:
CLASS OF 1999Beverly AngMichael BeckerCatherine BellCharles BlythRebecca BurnellMai CarrollKaren ChanDaniel ChandlerEdouard CollettAlexandra DalavagasTulani FreemanJean HackettDavid KimLaura LeesEric ManchSarita Pandey DubeyAmanda PaschkeElizabeth ScheinfeldtStephen SeelbachHali ShermanLucas Wurfbain

Alumni 2000-2009

The following people have completed all the requirements to graduate with a major in French at Amherst College:

CLASS OF 2009
Jess Ball
Carla Chapman
Amy Craig
Timothy Deary
Sara Greene
Samantha Hackney
Yasmine Harik
Natanya Khazzam
Katherine Kiechel
Natalya Kitchin
Yidan Li
Caitlin McDermott-Murphy
Derek O'Leary
Molly Priedeman
Sara Softness
Lia Tsarnas
Emily Wright

CLASS OF 2008
Neal Allar
Kayla Andrews
Diana Bergman
Anna Biddle
Adolphe Coulibaly
Sarah Craver
Janet Foster