Local Students Graduate from Amherst College

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AMHERST, Mass. — Several local students graduated from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass on May 23:

  • Jillian Whiting, daughter of Scott F. Whiting, Sr. and Anita M. Whiting of Clark, who majored in biology, entered Amherst after graduating from Arthur L. Johnson High School.
  • Nicole Cabrera, daughter of Victor F. and Mary A. Cabrera of Cranford, who majored in anthropology and history, entered Amherst after graduating from Cranford High School.
  • Gabriel Taveras, son of Quilvio and Martira Taveras of Fords, who majored in political science, entered Amherst after graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy.
  • Michael Gennaro, son of Michael M. Gennaro, Esq. and Elaine F. Gennaro of New Providence, who majored in political science, entered Amherst after graduating from New Providence High School.
  • Cornelius Banta, son of Cornelius F. Banta, Sr. and Nancy Lynn Moore-Banta of Westfield, who majored in history, entered Amherst after graduating from Mercersburg Academy.
  • Michael Kreisel, son of Kurt L. and Judith L. Kreisel of Woodbridge, who majored in mathematics and philosophy, entered Amherst after graduating from Woodbridge High School.

These local students were among 431 seniors who received their degrees at the college’s commencement exercises.

Founded in 1821, Amherst is a coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 1,700 students from most of the 50 states and more than 20 other countries. Amherst awards the B.A. degree in 35 different majors.


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