Amherst College Senior Nick Michlewicz Awarded Watson Fellowship

May 6, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Nick Michlewicz, a senior history and political science major at Amherst College, has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to travel next year to England, Spain, Poland, Croatia, France and Turkey to study violence among European soccer fans. A graduate of Hunter College High School in New York, N.Y., Michlewicz is currently a resident of Jackson Heights, N.Y. He is the son of Witold and Grazyna Michlewicz.

Colin Godwin To Study Medicine at Cambridge on Churchill Scholarship

May 4, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Colin Godwin, a senior biology major at Amherst College, has been awarded a Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship to study cancer biology with Dr. Ashok Venkitaraman next year at Cambridge University, England. A graduate of the Lakeside School in Seattle, Wash., Godwin is the son of David J. Godwin and Ginger Reeves of Mercer Island, Wash.

Kipp Weiskopf To Study Cancer Genetics at Cambridge on Churchill Scholarship

May 4, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Kipp Weiskopf, a senior biology major at Amherst College, has been awarded a Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship to study the genetics of cancer with Dr. David Glover next year at Churchill College, Cambridge University, England. A graduate of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in Sudbury, Mass., Weiskopf is the son of Sande and Robert Weiskopf of Sudbury, Mass.

Amherst College Senior Adeline Oka To Teach in Spain on Fulbright Grant

May 3, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Adeline Oka, a senior at Amherst College, has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Fellowship to teach English at the secondary school level in Spain. Oka is the daughter of David and Lingga Oka of Granada Hills, Calif. Oka wrote in her Fulbright proposal that at age 10 her “first teaching job was to teach English as a Second Language to a college student. My student’s name was David Oka, although I generally called him Dad.”

Amherst College Graduate Catherine Macdonald Awarded Watson Fellowship

May 3, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Catherine Macdonald, a recent graduate of Amherst College, has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and will travel next year to South Africa, Australia and the Bahamas to study human-shark interaction and shoreline communities. A graduate of Highland Park High School in Highland Park, N.J., Macdonald is the daughter of James R. Macdonald IV.

Amherst College Graduate Greg Hedin To Study in Germany on Fulbright Grant

May 3, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Greg Hedin, a recent graduate of Amherst College, has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Fellowship to study early German Romanticism at the Georg-August Universität in Göttingen in Germany. Hedin is the son of Greg and Mary Hedin of Urbana, Ill., and a graduate of St. Joseph-Ogden High School in St. Joseph, Ill. He plans to enroll later in a Ph.D. program in German literature.

Amherst College Will Honor Poet and Longtime Professor Robert Frost With Sculpture; Dedication is Saturday, June 2

May 31, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Poet Robert Frost was a member of the Amherst College faculty for more than 40 years; he taught at the liberal arts college on and off beginning in 1917 and until his death in 1963. The Amherst College library is named for him.

Brian E. Boyle ’69 Will Serve As Honorary Marshal at Amherst College Commencement May 27

May 8, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Brian E. Boyle ’69 of Truro, Mass., will serve as the Honorary Marshal at commencement exercises at Amherst College on Sunday, May 27. The Honorary Marshal follows the Sheriff of Hampshire County and the Faculty Marshal in the academic procession and bears a ceremonial mace, a symbol of order and authority. Boyle is the father of Alexandra Boyle, who will graduate from Amherst that day.

Paul T. Ruxin ’65 To Receive Medal for Service at Amherst College May 27

May 7, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Paul T. Ruxin ’65 of Chicago, Ill., will receive Amherst College’s Medal for Eminent Service at the college’s commencement exercises on Sunday, May 27. The Medal for Eminent Service is presented to an Amherst alumnus who has demonstrated extraordinary devotion to his alma mater.

Amherst College Senior Emma Gorenberg Wins Glascock Poetry Prize

May 4, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Emma Gorenberg, a graduating senior at Amherst College, was a winner of the Kathryn Irene Glascock ’22 Intercollegiate Poetry Competition at Mount Holyoke College last weekend. A graduate of Martha’s Vineyard High School, Gorenberg is the daughter of David Gorenberg (Amherst ’65) and Leslie Baker of West Tisbury, Mass. Gorenberg shared the prize with Sarah Twombly of Mount Holyoke College.

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