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Andrew M. Richmond '09

Andrew graduated summa cum laude and with Departmental Honors in English, along with a minor in Classical Civilization and a Certificate in Medieval Studies. He is currently pursuing an MPhil in Medieval and Renaissance Literature from the University of Cambridge (UK), and plans to continue studying thereafter for a Doctorate in the field of Medieval British Literature. His specific scholarly interests include the semantic evolution of symbolism and imagery in Arthurian texts, and Medieval conceptions of memory and the human mind. Andrew was also active in promoting awareness of environmental issues while at UMass, including serving as an inaugural officer on the Student Government Association's Environmental Committee. As such, he looks forward to supporting green policies wherever his life and studies take him.