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Alumni & Post-Grads

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Alumni Office
Office of Alumni and Parent Programs
Smith House, Amherst
Phone: (413) 542-2313
Fax: (413) 542-2042
Alumni Services
  • Amherst career network
  • Amherst Magazine
  • Class Web pages
  • Lifetime e-mail space
  • Online alumni directory
  • Various events and functions around the country
  • Weekly electronic newsletter
Alumni Publications
Amherst Magazine
Major Alumni Events
  • Amherst Today
  • Black Alumni Weekend
  • Class Reunion
  • Dean's Day
  • Family Weekend
  • Homecoming Weekend
Famous Alumni
  • Henry Ward Beecher (Class of 1834) - preacher
  • Melvil Dewey (Class of 1874) - inventor of the Dewey Decimal System
  • Harlan Fiske Stone (Class of 1894) - chief justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1941-46
  • Calvin Coolidge (Class of 1895) - president of the United States, 1923-29
  • Charles E. Merrill (Class of 1908) - co-founder of Merrill Lynch
  • Clarence Birdseye (Class of 1910) - inventor of frozen foods
  • Charles R. Drew (Class of 1926) - established first Red Cross blood bank
  • Richard Wilbur (Class of 1942) - former U.S. Poet Laureate
  • Henry Kendall (Class of 1950) - Nobel laureate
  • Harold Varmus (Class of 1961) - Nobel laureate; former director of National Institutes of Health
  • Joseph Stiglitz (Class of 1964) - Nobel laureate; former chief economist of World Bank
  • Scott Turow (Class of 1970) - novelist (Burden of Proof, Presumed Innocent)
  • Francisco Flores (Class of 1981) - former president of El Salvador
  • Sung Joo Kim (Class of 1981) - managing director, Sung Joo International Ltd.
  • Susannah Grant (Class of 1984) - screenwriter, "Erin Brockovich" and "Pocohontas"
  • David Foster Wallace (Class of 1985) - author of "Infinite Jest" and "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again"
  • Jeffrey Wright (Class of 1987) - actor in "Basquiat," "Angels in America," and "Bring in Da Noise"
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