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Kimmie Weeks was a Transition-Year Program PG at NMH '01 and received an honorary Doctorate Degree from Amherst College at their commencement this past May, according to the college.  Other honorees at the ceremony included France's current minister of economy, finance and industry, Christine Lagarde, and Former Chairman of American's Federal Reserve Bank, Paul Volcker.

Weeks, a Liberian activist, was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters (Litterarum Humanarum Doctor).  According to a press release, the college noted that Weeks was being honored ". . . not merely for impressive humanitarian achievements, but also especially for believing in the transformative power of education and activism across borders."  read more and hear Weeks speaking here.