President Maud S. Mandel received an honorary degree from Amherst College.

President Maud Mandel speaking to Amherst's Class of 2020 at the commencement ceremonies in 2022.Williams College President Maud S. Mandel received a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from Amherst College during its Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Saturday, June 11.

In her remarks to the class, speaking to the good-natured rivalry between the two colleges, President Mandel said, “We at Williams are extremely proud of you today. You’ve done amazing work to earn your degree. I hope you feel the joy of a job well done. Sure, we’ll keep giving you a hard time, and you’ll do the same to us. But when the kidding stops, we’re fortunate that Amherst graduates are helping address the big challenges.”

The Class of 2020’s in-person commencement was delayed until earlier this month as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read more about President Mandel and Amherst’s other honorary degree recipients.

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh, courtesy of Amherst College

Published June 17, 2022