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Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy

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A Visit to Cree Country 2012 ANNUAL REPORT OF DONORS

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Meet Our New Global Chancellor An interview with Kumble Subbaswamy.

18 No Walls

For 40 years, UWW has had a rich tapestry of students, including Julius Erving ’86, ’86G(Hon).


Could You Still Get In?

As admission standards keep rising, some alums might wonder whether they’d find a place on today’s campus.




Around the Pond Fall campus action, Summer College, a newsman, a poet, and more.

12 Sports Minutes Victor Cruz ’10 and Jonathan Quick. 14 Science Notebook Birds, bees, and bunnies. 34 UMass People Artists, an activist, and a floriculturist. 36

Bookmarks Mark Peter Hughes ’95G makes a splash with Lemonade Mouth.

38 In Memoriam

39 Back in the Day Football & Romance.

The Sidewalk Historian

Seth Kamil ’89 makes a business of walking and talking in New York City.




ZIP: The Pentagon Military reporter Dan Lamothe ’04 goes to Afghanistan.

41 2012 Annual Report of Donors

Cree Time

A student expands her horizons in northern Quebec.

30 What’s Your Opinion?

UMass pollsters want to know.


Cruising the Lower River with Paul Theroux

Theroux ’63, ’88G(Hon) talks about his most recent novel. Cover photo of Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy by Jeff Frazier.

Read UMass Amherst magazine online at

Inbox Football: Out of Bounds?

Vol. 17 | No . 1 | Fall 2012 Executive Editor Robert Lindquist Managing Editor Patricia Sullivan Editorial Staff Elizabeth Adams ’74, Judith Cameron ’75, Laura Marjorie Miller, John Sippel Art Director Matt Jasiorkowski Designers Elizabeth Bishop ’04, Jack Cavacco ’82, Linda Cahillane Smith Chief Photographer John Solem UMass Amherst Magazine 101 University Drive Slobody Building, Suite C1 Amherst, MA 01002-2385 413-545-0123

A tough football team will not make me any prouder to be a graduate of UMass Amherst. I would be much prouder for UMass Amherst to become synonymous with superb academics, commitment to the arts, and graduating great thinkers, movers and shakers than with football. The point of a sports program at an institution of higher learning should be to support that higher learning by giving its community a way to be physically active and healthy. I would urge UMass to keep this in mind, but I fear that it lost sight of this long ago. Francesca Werenko ’91 Burlington, Vermont

UMass is going to a tougher football division even though it in no way dominated the 1-AA level. The thought of moving the program up just for the extra TV money is not what college athletics is supposed to be about. I would be content if my alma mater competed successfully every year, winning a championship along the way every once in awhile. Frank Higbie ’69G Bound Brook, N.J.

Address Changes: Records Office Memorial Hall UMass Amherst Amherst, MA 01003 413-545-4721 UMass Amherst magazine is published three times a year by UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy Vice Chancellor, University Relations John Kennedy ’86 Vice Chancellor, Development and Alumni Relations Michael A. Leto Assistant Vice Chancellor, Alumni Relations JC Schnabl

Given the corruption that football caused at Penn State and the increasingly serious damage to football players from concussions, I am not at all pleased to see your announcement that UMass is “getting ready for the big time.” Lorraine Kaimal ’53 Hamilton, N.Y.

It’s embarrassing that the school thinks that promoting its jocks is the only way to make the big time. Why continue to glorify programs that exploit so-called students and expose them to injuries that could ruin the rest of their lives? Shame on you. Shame on UMass. Richard A. Danca ’68 Newton, Mass.

Peace Now Wow! I cannot begin to tell you how impressed I am with the work of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program (“A Tale of Two Peace

Offerings,” Summer 2012). As an engineer, I have long advocated that the best way to solve a difficult problem is by getting at the root cause—rather than dealing with the symptoms as our society is prone to do. I congratulate my university for being so observant and far-sighted in seeking more effective solutions (in this case) to conflicts involving peace and justice—and for having such outstanding individuals involved in its efforts to achieve social and political change. I wish you much success. You may be leading the way to realize a better world…. George Epstein ’48 Los Angeles, Calif.

Innovate With Care Long before all the innumerable repetitions of “innovation and entrepreneurship” in the article “Imagine that!”(Spring 2012), it was clear that the phrase was a mantra rather than a framework for thought. There are of course good innovations and good entrepreneurs, as recounted in the article, but there are also bad innovations (leaded gasoline, Vioxx) and bad entrepreneurs (Ethyl Corp., Merck) who purveyed their products even though their toxic effects were known early on. And there are evil innovations (underwear bombs) and entrepreneurs (A.Q. Khan). We should be careful what we wish for. 
Contrary to the call of the vice chancellor “of research and engagement” for “an innovation epidemic,” in the academic world we should at least stop and think about what we are doing. The “Valley of Death” that stands between research and business is a good thing: Not every innovation deserves to be commercialized. Not so many years ago, people were concerned about the corruption of the academic world by business—that doesn’t seem to be a worry anymore. 
J. Horowitz Professor Emeritus UMass Amherst Department of Mathematics and Statistics Amherst, Mass. fall 2012


Inbox Sylvan Fan

Radio Faces Named

Regarding “Meme Madness” (Summer 2012): I’m enough of a Harry Potter fan to know that the meme reference is to Slytherin House, and Harry’s desire to NOT be placed by the sorting hat into that dreary, snake-infested, evil House. But I must put in at least some defense for Sylvan, which is no Slytherin, but rather three proud buildings perched high atop a hill. I enjoyed my time there in the tiny confines of its cozy rooms, and had many pleasant evenings serving as a DJ for WSYL-FM, which, during the 1970s and 1980s broadcast from its luxurious studios in the basement of Cashin.  So let the memes fly, and let the sorting hat sort things out, but I know there are some Sylvanites out there—perhaps as many as three or four—who remember their time in Slytherin (oops, I mean McNamara, Brown, or Cashin) fondly.

I was distressed that no one was identified in the photo of the pioneers of public radio (“Sounds of History,” Summer 2012). My dad, Charlie Keenan, is the guy in the front with the sunglasses. He was the general manager of WFCR and helped bring multicultural programming to the Five College area. Perhaps your readers could identify others.

Rich Maltzman ’78 Andover, Mass.


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Frank Keenan Mount Desert Island, Maine

One of the WFCR staff in the photo, Godwin Oyewole ’73EdD, helped put names to faces. Oyewole was the WFCR business manager and his weekly show, “Mbari Mbayo,” ran on WFCR and other NPR stations for five years in the early 1970s. He is the nation’s foremost expert on African calypso music and an attorney in Washington, D.C. Oyewole writes: The picture brings back some happy sweet memories of the days

my family and I spent in Amherst. General Manager Charles F. Keenan is, of course, in front. He was a very good man, and I was very close to him and his family. Not only did he hire me and made sure that I succeeded, he was very fair and very kind to all the members of the staff, and he was not pretentious. In the first line (from left) we have Phoebe Williams, who was in traffic; Peter, one of our board operators; and Steve Zakar ’72, a producer for NPR’s “Performance Today.” Next is Emikan Sudan ’76 of the Black Mass Communication Project. Next are Ann Armstrong, the secretary at the time, and Julio Torres-Soto, host/producer of “Qué Tal Amigos.” In the back line is Fred Calland, our music director and music host. He later moved to NPR in Washington. Next to Mr. Calland is Professor Vincent Brann of the UMass Speech Department. I am standing next to Professor Brann, but I do not recognize the person standing behind me. To my left is a

producer, Diana Calland, who later moved to NPR. Behind Diana is Tom Sellers, then a student at Amherst College. The last person on the right is Mrs. Sonia Torres-Soto, also a host/producer of “Qué Tal Amigos.” Seated on top are Art Cohen ’69 (at left) and Jay Gondelman ’70. One very important person missing from the photograph is Thomas Kingman Paine ’69, who later moved to a public TV station in Toledo, Ohio. He was very helpful in the early days of WFCR-FM. Art Cohen ’69, WFCR’s first news director, went on to an award-winning career in broadcasting, including ten years at WGBH. He is now a weekend news anchor at WBZ in Boston and a faculty member at the New England Institute of Art. Cohen writes: This is a fun picture, even though I look like such a goofball with that pipe. Godwin’s memory is amazing. The man behind his left shoulder is student volunteer Mark Mills ’92. After a long and distinguished career in Boston TV, he now works for Bloomberg Radio in New York City, where he is a manager and also on the air. I still have many friends in the Amherst area, and my time at WFCR was one of the best times of my life.

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WFCR staff in the early 1970s.

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Around the Pond

Happy Returns Photos by John Solem

UMass Amherst served up an enormous stew, which included 1,000 pounds of seafood, to welcome students back to campus on Labor Day.

Around the Pond Helping Sophomores Soar


SophoMORE began with a carnival in September and continued with a sophomore conference in October. Secondyear students now receive customized academic support and more help setting their career direction and life goals. The program will also help them build important skills such as stress and time management. Additionally, three living/learning communities in the arts, innovation and entrepreneurship, and social justice have been set up just for sophomores. And what of junior and senior year? Are new programs in the works for third- and fourth-year students as the class of 2015 moves up? There doesn’t seem to be a need for that. Says Kim, “By then, students are well connected to their schools and colleges and are getting lots of love there.”


HEN STUDENTS RETURN to campus as sophomores their UMass hoodies are worn in and the campus map is in their heads. They feel at home, but they may also face a common malady—the Sophomore Slump. “The second year has historically been difficult for college students,” says Jean Kim, vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life. The thrill of living away from home has faded and, Kim says, “In their first year they received a lot of institutional and social attention and support. In their second year they may feel a bit adrift. They may still be undecided as to their major and feeling pressure to decide on one. Or, they may be re-evaulating their choice of major or their career direction. Plus, in their second year, their coursework usually becomes more difficult.” Helping students overcome the sophomore slump, Kim says, could significantly boost retention because sophomore year is often a make-or-break year. “If students return after the end of their second year, the chances are great that they’ll graduate,” she explains. Last year UMass put into place a special program called First Year Intelligence (FYI) to help new students find their way academically and socially. The class of 2015 was the first to receive freshman orientation in the fall as well as in the summer and intensified advising. This class is also the first to benefit from a new program called SophoMORE.

Chancellor Subbaswamy gets to know Bill Cosby ’72G, ’76G, ’86G(Hon) at the Minuteman football home opener at Gillette Stadium. First-year students form a giant “M” at their Mullins Center convocation.

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career in health care policy. Interested in women’s health from an early age, she went to work at the center while in high school and stayed through her UMass graduation. She found her first job, at the State House as a legislative aide for health care access issues, through a friend from Everywoman’s Center. She’s now a senior health research analyst at Mathematica Policy Research in Cambridge, and says the center gave her skills that were easily leveraged into the working world—as well as lasting friendships. Loren Fields ’07 now a nurse practitioner at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, says her threeyear mentorship was the catalyst for her interest in women’s health, politics, advocacy, and education. Vanessa Laviano ’07, an elementary school counselor in Florida, offers resources to the community and families in need at her school, just as she did at Everywoman’s Center. “Our alumni go on to do amazing work,” says Zuniga. “The best way to tell the story of what this center has meant to people and accomplished over 40 years is through them.” At the Center for Women and Community’s February 2, 2013 anniversary gala at the Campus Center, alumni will have plentiful lifechanging stories to celebrate.

6/8/12 4:03 PM

S THE NATION’S new poet laureate, Natasha Trethewey ’95MFA finds herself in what she calls poetry’s “catbird seat”: a position that allows her to serve her country by engaging people through art. Trethewey, a native of Gulfport, Mississippi, took up her duties as the nation’s thirteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry in September, complete with an office in Washington, D.C., in the Library of Congress’s Poetry and Literature Center. The United States began its tradition of selecting laureates in 1944 with Robert Penn Warren, whom Trethewey names as an influence. Trethewey’s poetry frequently gives voice to the underrepresented, imagining the narratives of people whose stories would not otherwise be recorded by history, including domestic workers, prostitutes, and African-American soldiers in the U.S. Civil War.

Poet Natasha Trethewey spent several days on campus last year.

She has published four collections of poetry: Domestic Work (2000); Bellocq’s Ophelia (2002); Native Guard (2006, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry); and Thrall (2012), as well as a nonfiction book, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (2010). Despite her young age of 46, Trethewey has already developed her poetic voice to a level that Librarian of Congress James Billington describes as “original and accomplished” and having a “classical quality.” Trethewey returned to campus as an Eleanor Bateman Alumni Scholar in spring of 2011. —Laura Marjorie Miller

Salute to Service


OBERT KRAFT, FOUNDER, chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group, of Foxborough, Mass., highly respected owner of the New England Patriots, and well-known philanthropist, will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural Salute to Service dinner supporting scholarships and recognizing those who exemplify good citizenship through their achievements. The event will be held November 14 at the Boston Harbor Hotel. For almost 150 years, UMass Amherst has emphasized public service as critical to the social and economic development of the commonwealth, nation, and the world. The Salute to Service is an opportunity to support students pursuing and realizing their public service and civic engagement goals and to recognize individuals whose lives reflect those values the university has instilled in countless thousands of students over the years. For further information, see or contact Conventures by telephone at 617-204-4215; or by email at SaluteToService@

—Patricia Sullivan fall 2012




sforming world and allies

ams, enriching the curriculum

Trethewey Becomes U.S. Poet Laureate

social injustices.


around them.

g boundaries,

king out

40 YEARS Advocacy since 1972

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For Michaella Morzuch ’03, ’08G & Community 2012 the center was a first step to a fulfilling


Center 1972–2012

career in health care policy. Interested in women’s health from an early age, she went to work at the center while in high school and stayed through her UMass graduation. She found her first job, at the State House as a legislative aide for health care access issues, through a friend from Everywoman’s Center. She’s now a senior health research analyst at Mathematica Policy Research in Cambridge, and says the center gave her skills that were easily leveraged into the working world—as well as lasting friendships. Loren Fields ’07 now a nurse practitioner at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, says her threeyear mentorship was the catalyst for her interest in women’s health, politics, advocacy, and education. Vanessa Laviano ’07, an elementary school counselor in Florida, offers resources to the community and families in need at her school, just as she did at Everywoman’s Center. “Our alumni go on to do amazing work,” says Zuniga. “The best way to tell the story of what this center has meant to people and accomplished over 40 years is through them.” At the Center for Women and Community’s February 22, 2013 anniversary gala at the Campus Center, alumni will have plentiful lifechanging stories to celebrate.

6/8/12 4:03 PM

S THE NATION’S new poet laureate, Natasha Trethewey ’95MFA finds herself in what she calls poetry’s “catbird seat”: a position that allows her to serve her country by engaging people through art. Trethewey, a native of Gulfport, Mississippi, took up her duties as the nation’s thirteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry in September, complete with an office in Washington, D.C., in the Library of Congress’s Poetry and Literature Center. The United States began its tradition of selecting laureates in 1944 with Robert Penn Warren, whom Trethewey names as an influence. Trethewey’s poetry frequently gives voice to the underrepresented, imagining the narratives of people whose stories would not otherwise be recorded by history, including domestic workers, prostitutes, and African-American soldiers in the U.S. Civil War.

Poet Natasha Trethewey spent several days on campus last year.

She has published four collections of poetry: Domestic Work (2000); Bellocq’s Ophelia (2002); Native Guard (2006, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry); and Thrall (2012), as well as a nonfiction book, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (2010). Despite her young age of 46, Trethewey has already developed her poetic voice to a level that Librarian of Congress James Billington describes as “original and accomplished” and having a “classical quality.” Trethewey returned to campus as an Eleanor Bateman Alumni Scholar in spring of 2011. —Laura Marjorie Miller

Salute to Service


OBERT KRAFT, FOUNDER, chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group, of Foxborough, Mass., highly respected owner of the New England Patriots, and well-known philanthropist, will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural Salute to Service dinner supporting scholarships and recognizing those who exemplify good citizenship through their achievements. The event will be held November 14 at the Boston Harbor Hotel. For almost 150 years, UMass Amherst has emphasized public service as critical to the social and economic development of the commonwealth, nation, and the world. The Salute to Service is an opportunity to support students pursuing and realizing their public service and civic engagement goals and to recognize individuals whose lives reflect those values the university has instilled in countless thousands of students over the years. For further information, see or contact Conventures by telephone at 617-204-4215; or by email at SaluteToService@

—Patricia Sullivan fall 2012


Around the Pond Helping Sophomores Soar


SophoMORE began with a carnival in September and continued with a sophomore conference in October. Secondyear students now receive customized academic support and more help setting their career direction and life goals. The program will also help them build important skills such as stress and time management. Additionally, three living/learning communities in the arts, innovation and entrepreneurship, and social justice have been set up just for sophomores. And what of junior and senior year? Are new programs in the works for third- and fourth-year students as the class of 2015 moves up? There doesn’t seem to be a need for that. Says Kim, “By then, students are well connected to their schools and colleges and are getting lots of love there.”


HEN STUDENTS RETURN to campus as sophomores their UMass hoodies are worn in and the campus map is in their heads. They feel at home, but they may also face a common malady—the Sophomore Slump. “The second year has historically been difficult for college students,” says Jean Kim, vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life. The thrill of living away from home has faded and, Kim says, “In their first year they received a lot of institutional and social attention and support. In their second year they may feel a bit adrift. They may still be undecided as to their major and feeling pressure to decide on one. Or, they may be re-evaulating their choice of major or their career direction. Plus, in their second year, their coursework usually becomes more difficult.” Helping students overcome the sophomore slump, Kim says, could significantly boost retention because sophomore year is often a make-or-break year. “If students return after the end of their second year, the chances are great that they’ll graduate,” she explains. Last year UMass put into place a special program called First Year Intelligence (FYI) to help new students find their way academically and socially. The class of 2015 was the first to receive freshman orientation in the fall as well as in the summer and intensified advising. This class is also the first to benefit from a new program called SophoMORE.

Chancellor Subbaswamy gets to know Bill Cosby ’72G, ’76G, ’86G(Hon) at the Minuteman football home opener at Gillette Stadium. First-year students form a giant “M” at their Mullins Center convocation.

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Gisella Zuniga ’05G (left) and Becky Lockwood ’87 run the Center for Women and Community with the same cooperative spirit in which it was founded in 1972.

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OU’LL UNCOVER A tumbled history of reorganizations, budget boosts and cuts, mission changes, bureaucratic complications, and despite all this—triumphs—when you peer into the past of most long-running campus entities. Given its revolutionary nature, this proves doubly true for Everywoman’s Center. The center sprung out of a vibrant local women’s movement in 1972 and has dealt with controversial and sensitive issues on the edge of social change ever since. The center’s founder and first leader, Patricia Lee Lewis (known then as Pat Sackrey), says its goal was to support and encourage women who wanted to change their lives and the lives of their families. Dedicated staff and faculty helped the center thrive, Lewis says, and the UMass administration was largely helpful. Nevertheless, she recalls, laughing, there were times in the early days when her colleagues urged her to wear her platform shoes to stand taller when making a case to have a proposal funded or a regulation changed. From the beginning, the center’s work covered a wide range of needs—from carpentry workshops to the politics of lesbianism to championing the creation of the women’s studies program (now called Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies). Staffers performed a play about job discrimination, “Adam and Even,” in the Whitmore courtyard and the center established a Poor Women’s Task Force. Over the years, the center evolved to fill the shifting needs of the community. As an early “herstory” put it, “No one stopped us or told us what we were supposed to be or become—and so we simply grew.” The center is still transforming. It is retiring the name that Pat Sackrey coined at her dining room table and embracing one that better reflects its current work: Center for Women and Community. “We offer services to people of all genders throughout the campus and the greater community,” says co-director Gisella Zuniga ’05G. Those services include information, referral, counseling, training, support groups, and education in many areas. Last year the center provided individual counseling and crisis intervention to 441 people


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and its volunteers contributed more than 18,000 hours of Formerly Everywoman’s C service to the campus and community. The center provides rape crisis services for Hampshire County and the Five Colleges, and is the home of the Women of Color Network and Latina Community Services. “The center’s first mission of educational access and equity for women is still part of what we do,” explains Zuniga, but it’s no longer the main focus. Along with abundant change, there is one constant: the center maintains the cooperative structure Sackrey envisioned. Last year 65 students worked or volunteered at the Center for Women and Community: 66 percent were students of color and 12 percent of the volunteers were men. “Student employees have been the soul of the center,” notes Carol Wallace, director from 1986 to 2003. Zuniga puts it this way: “Our alumni are the backbone of the organization.” Or, as Everywoman’s Center staff themselves wrote in 1974, “Morale and spirit are our strongest and most reliable resources.” Whether soul, backbone, or both, at the center’s first home in Munson Hall, its later incarnations at Goodell, Wilder Hall, and Nelson House, or today at New Africa House, student employees have always been passionate about the place. It’s where, they say, they found collaboration, mentorship, training, and strength. Many 21st-century alumni attest to this. Anastasia Dubrovsky ’04, now an attorney in Providence, says: “I feel selfish in a way, because so many of my memories of working at the center are focused on how it changed me. Yes, individually I did help people, but Everywoman’s Center changed my life. I learned to interact in a meaningful way with people who were different than myself, both on the staff and those who came through our door. We didn’t have a choice but to learn together about ourselves and about the world. The training and mentorship were amazing. I learned to be at ease and deal passionately and thoughtfully with people who were suicidal, with a parent whose daughter had an eating disorder, with those who were being bullied. It gave me skills that will serve me until I die.” 10% Post Consumer Waste Sappi Opus Dull 100# text

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Trethewey Becomes U.S. Poet Laureate

social injustices.


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40 YEARS Advocacy since 1972

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For Michaella Morzuch ’03, ’08G & Community 2012 the center was a first step to a fulfilling


Center 1972–2012

career in health care policy. Interested in women’s health from an early age, she went to work at the center while in high school and stayed through her UMass graduation. She found her first job, at the State House as a legislative aide for health care access issues, through a friend from Everywoman’s Center. She’s now a senior health research analyst at Mathematica Policy Research in Cambridge, and says the center gave her skills that were easily leveraged into the working world—as well as lasting friendships. Loren Fields ’07 now a nurse practitioner at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, says her threeyear mentorship was the catalyst for her interest in women’s health, politics, advocacy, and education. Vanessa Laviano ’07, an elementary school counselor in Florida, offers resources to the community and families in need at her school, just as she did at Everywoman’s Center. “Our alumni go on to do amazing work,” says Zuniga. “The best way to tell the story of what this center has meant to people and accomplished over 40 years is through them.” At the Center for Women and Community’s October 25 anniversary gala at the Campus Center, alumni will have plentiful life-changing stories to celebrate.

6/8/12 4:03 PM

S THE NATION’S new poet laureate, Natasha Trethewey ’95MFA finds herself in what she calls poetry’s “catbird seat”: a position that allows her to serve her country by engaging people through art. Trethewey, a native of Gulfport, Mississippi, took up her duties as the nation’s thirteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry in September, complete with an office in Washington, D.C., in the Library of Congress’s Poetry and Literature Center. The United States began its tradition of selecting laureates in 1944 with Robert Penn Warren, whom Trethewey names as an influence. Trethewey’s poetry frequently gives voice to the underrepresented, imagining the narratives of people whose stories would not otherwise be recorded by history, including domestic workers, prostitutes, and African-American soldiers in the U.S. Civil War.

Poet Natasha Trethewey spent several days on campus last year.

She has published four collections of poetry: Domestic Work (2000); Bellocq’s Ophelia (2002); Native Guard (2006, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry); and Thrall (2012), as well as a nonfiction book, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (2010). Despite her young age of 46, Trethewey has already developed her poetic voice to a level that Librarian of Congress James Billington describes as “original and accomplished” and having a “classical quality.” Trethewey returned to campus as an Eleanor Bateman Alumni Scholar in spring of 2011. —Laura Marjorie Miller

Salute to Service


OBERT KRAFT, FOUNDER, chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group, of Foxborough, Mass., highly respected owner of the New England Patriots, and well-known philanthropist, will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural Salute to Service dinner supporting scholarships and recognizing those who exemplify good citizenship through their achievements. The event will be held November 14 at the Boston Harbor Hotel. For almost 150 years, UMass Amherst has emphasized public service as critical to the social and economic development of the commonwealth, nation, and the world. The Salute to Service is an opportunity to support students pursuing and realizing their public service and civic engagement goals and to recognize individuals whose lives reflect those values the university has instilled in countless thousands of students over the years. For further information, see or contact Conventures by telephone at 617-204-4215; or by email at SaluteToService@

—Patricia Sullivan fall 2012



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College Heats Up


F YOU VISITED campus over the summer, you may have found yourself wondering at the fact that college students have gotten even younger. What you were seeing was the new Summer College for high school students, initiated this year by the provost’s office as a way of putting the campus’s physical capacity to good intellectual use in the interval between academic years. High school students enroll in two-week intensive programs where they can study topics as diverse as forensic chemistry, equine management, sport management, design, advanced mathematics, or sustainability leadership. And “intensive” is the right word: programs are structured around fourteen-hour days. Students come in at different levels of experience, but what is required is a commitment to do the self-directed work of the course. “I’m surprised I’ve learned so much in such a short period of time,” said participant Karishma Soni. The intensive work culminates in presentations and final projects at the end of a course session. Students in Leadership and Sustainability created community projects


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High school students got an early taste of campus life as they delved into such subjects as environmental design and sustainability at Summer College.

such as green rating systems for merchants in their towns and trash pick-up for rural communities. Students come from as near as Amherst and as far as Milan. Some come from UMass families, but for many, Summer College is their first experience of the campus. To sample the day-to-day excitement and intensity of one Summer College program, please visit http://umasssils. for the blog of the Summer Institute in Leadership and Sustainability. For more information on Summer College, go to:

Life of Consummate Newsman and Teacher Celebrated


URING A HOT Sunday in July, former students, friends, family, and fans packed Memorial Hall to celebrate the life of Howard Ziff ’00(Hon), the beloved journalism professor who launched hundreds of careers. Ziff, who founded the journalism program in 1971, died at age 81 in April. Many recalled Ziff’s passion for news, always asking, “Whaddya hear? Whaddya know?” Former students—from his first cohort who wrote on manual typewriters to later classes in Bartlett and elsewhere—recounted Ziff’s dedication to fair reporting, succinct writing, and cogent editorials. They noted that Ziff was as quick to praise a story in the Collegian as to scrawl, “Who gives a s___?” on a poorly argued opinion piece. Ziff, known as Morty to close friends and family, was born in Holyoke and received a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College. His first reporting assignment was with Pacific Stars and Stripes when he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. The zenith of his news career was spent in Chicago, where Ziff worked alongside the legendary Mike Royko. He was an editor at the

You’ve Told Your Kids About UMass This Summer, Let Them Experience It Firsthand

Summer College at UMass Amherst offers talented high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to get an early start on their college careers. z Exciting courses in the sciences,

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Chicago Daily News in 1968 during the turbulent Democratic National Convention in Chicago with nationally televised clashes between police and demonstrators and journalists. Larry Carpman ’75, president of Carpman Communications in Boston, said: “Howard taught students about life and how to live it.” –Judith B. Cameron ’75

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A Gift from Yankee


ANKEE PUBLISHING, INC., has done much to preserve the traditional Yankee persona that values individuality, initiative, and natural ingenuity. Now UMass is doing its part to preserve the past of Yankee Publishing. The Dublin, New Hampshire, publisher of Yankee Magazine and the Old Farmer’s Almanac is celebrating its 77th year in business and has donated its corporate records to UMass Amherst Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives. “Yankee Publishing is a New England icon,” says Rob Cox, head of special collections, “and the company’s archives will be a great draw for researchers interested in New England life and culture, literature, publishing, and business history, or just to ‘foreigners’ like me who are simply fascinated by the region in which we live.” The Yankee Publishing Incorporated Collection includes several hundred glass-plate negatives depicting New England and its characters. A town crier in Provincetown, circa 1930, from the Yankee collection. fall 2012


Sports Minutes Cruz and Quick: At the top of their games


Tom Brady on Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed list. A few months after Cruz’s Super Bowl performance, Jonathan Quick was leading the Los Angeles Kings toward their first Stanley Cup championship. Entering the playoffs as the eighth seeded team in the western conference, the Kings, behind Quick’s solid goaltending, went on an unprecedented playoff run, quickly knocking off the top three seeds in the conference, Vancouver, St. Louis, and Phoenix, on their way to defeating the New Jersey Devils in a six-game finals series to win the NHL championship. The Kings won 16 and lost just four games through the playoffs. Quick played every minute, gave up only 29 goals, and was named the playoffs’ most valuable player and presented the Conn Smythe trophy. Not only was it the Kings’ first NHL championship, they were the first number-eight seed to win the cup.


OUNG ATHLETES EVERYWHERE dream about making it to the pros, playing in the big game, making that big play and winning the championship. Mostly they are just fantasies, but sometimes they do come true. Just ask former Minutemen Victor Cruz ’10 and Jonathan Quick. Both were playing for their sports’ top honor, the Superbowl and the Stanley Cup, and both were instrumental in their team’s success. Wide receiver Victor Cruz scored the first touchdown in Super Bowl XLVI in February leading the New York Giants to a 21-17 win over the slightly favored New England Patriots. The championship capped a breakout year for Cruz, his second with the Giants, after going undrafted and signing as a rookie free agent in April 2010. He played in all 16 regular season games, started in all four post-season games, and led the Giants in all major receiving categories,with 82 receptions (nine for touchdowns), plus a team record 1,536 yards. Cruz started his first game at UMass as a junior after being twice dismissed from the university. After attending community college in New Jersey to improve his grades and get back on track, he returned to UMass and completed his degree in AfroAmerican Studies. He finished his collegiate athletic career fourth on the all-time UMass receptions list with 131, and fifth all-time in receiving yards with 1,958. He was named a first team All-Colonial Athletic Association wide receiver in 2008 and 2009 and Sporting News Honorable Mention in 2008. With a Super Bowl win comes celebrity status, and Cruz was in such demand after the season he hired IMG Worldwide to help manage his time and negotiate marketing and endorsement agreements. In addition to the celebration parade in New York and a visit to the White House, Cruz appeared on late night talk shows and in commercials. He presented an award at the Grammys and went on tour to promote his memoir, Out of the Blue, which chronicles the challenges and obstacles he overcame from his childhood in Patterson, NJ, to become an NFL star. To top it off, his signature touchdown celebration salsa dance has been included in the Madden NFL 13 video game and he joined Kate Middleton and New England Patriots quarterback

Although highly sought after these days, Victor Cruz still finds time to return to campus to take in a basketball game and touch base with football coach Charley Molnar.


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Jonathan Quick celebrated his day with the Stanley Cup (plus the Conn Smyth Trophy and the Clarence Campbell Cup) at his home in Connecticut. JOHN CRISPIN

Quick was runner up for the Vezina Trophy, presented to the league’s best goaltender, won an ESPY award for NHL Player of the Year, and along with the entire Kings team, won an ESPY for the year’s Biggest Upset. During his two-year career at UMass, Quick led the Minutemen to their first NCAA tournament in 2006-7, was named a second team All American that year, and still holds the UMass career record for save percentage, goals against average and saves per game. He was drafted by the Kings in 2005 and left UMass after his sophomore year. He went on to play for the Reading Royals of the ECHL and Manchester Monarchs of the AHL before being called up permanently to the Kings during the 2008-2009 season. It is a Stanley Cup tradition that every player on the winning team gets to spend one day with the cup to do whatever he wants. Quick’s day was July 27, while he was running his annual summer goalie camp in Connecticut. He took the cup to camp for all to see, and later held a small party for family and friends. —Robert Lindquist

Micheletto Named Hockey Coach


OHN MICHELETTO, a 21-year coaching veteran who has spent the last nine years at Hockey East rival Vermont, including the past six seasons as associate head coach, is the new men’s ice hockey head coach, replacing Don “Toot” Cahoon who stepped down in June. “John brings a wealth of coaching experience, is a talented recruiter, understands the Hockey East Association, and certainly has a strong familiarity with the UMass hockey program,” said Director of Athletics John McCutcheon. Prior to his stint at Vermont, the Chicago native was an assistant coach at Notre Dame (1999-03) and Union College (1996-99). He is a 1984 graduate of Milton (Mass.) Academy and attended Dartmouth College, graduating in 1990. His professional hockey career included stops with the Enschede Lions of the Netherlands First Division and the Erie (Pa.) Golden Blades of the now defunct Atlantic Coast Hockey League.

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WW STUDENT Serena Williams won the gold medal in women’s singles tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London and former UMass rower Julia Richter ’12, earned a silver medal for Germany in the quadruple sculls. Other UMass Amherst Olympic athletes included Wesley Piermarini ’05, Shannon Taylor ’11G, who rowed for team USA in in action for the men’s quadruple sculls, sisters team USA. and former Minutewomen basketball teammates Tamara Tatham ’07 and Alisha Tatham ’08 who competed on the Canadian women’s basketball team, and new field hockey assistant coach Shannon Taylor, who competed for team USA in women’s field hockey, and scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Argentina.




Science Notebook Tracking Bees, Birds, and Bunnies

Joe Ford ’13, Daas Khalsa ’12, Anne Averill ’85PhD, and Richie Pace ’13 study bees in a bog.


Busy with Bees

Birds in the Hand



HE STILLUNEXPLAINED decline of the European honeybee population has been getting a lot of media buzz, but at the UMass Cranberry Station in East Wareham, Massachusetts, native bees are under the microscope. Guided by Anne Averill ’85PhD, a professor of entomology in the Department of Environmental Conservation, student researchers trapped bees in the bogs to learn about their role in pollination and develop methods to conserve native bees. Honeybees, brought to this country from Europe in the 17th century, dominate commercial crop pollination, overshadowing native bees. “You back yourself into a corner when you rely solely on honeybees for pollination,” says Averill, who is the lead researcher on a $3.3 million USDAfunded native bee study. “Just as with crops, when it comes to pollinators, diversity equals stability.” Last summer, zealous undergraduate researchers trapped and counted bees at 27 sites. As the students put it, they “rip out the bee guts” to analyze viruses and pathogens and collect pollen to measure pesticide residue. Averill wants to know how well the cranberry crop has been pollinated and what factors contribute to the honeybee/native bee ratio in the bogs. Scientists in other states are studying bee pollination of apples, blueberries, and squash. “Pollination security is a looming crisis,” says Averill. “The great thing about being a university person is that you can see problems like this on the horizon and you can address them. We work closely with farmers to put our findings to work.”


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INE MILES NORTH of UMass Amherst, in the pitch pine-scrub oak barrens of the Montague Plains Wildlife Management Area, small yellow songbirds called prairie warblers breed in low shrubs and dense vegetation. But their population has declined over the past several decades, and Michael Akresh, a doctoral student in UMass Amherst’s Department of Environmental Conservation, is determined to find out why, and what can be done about it. For the past five years, Akresh has followed the prairie warbler’s annual migration routes, which include both breeding and non-breeding stops. He’s done winter fieldwork in Jamaica and the Bahamas, examining birds in both wet mangroves and dry scrub habitats to better understand which are best for the birds’ condition and survival. Akresh is also researching whether birds that winter in more foodrich habitats arrive in their summer breeding grounds in the Northeast sooner, stronger, and better able to secure territories and reproduce. He was at Montague this past summer. “I’ve been looking at how shrubland birds colonize newly created habitats,” he explains, “and how they’re affected by the periodic mowing or burning of shrubby areas done to prevent them from maturing into forest. We’re finding that the birds colonize and reproduce well in the new habitats and, if displaced by mowing or burning, disperse short distances and breed successfully in adjacent areas.” Akresh reports that the region is doing well in providing adequate habitat to some birds, especially forest birds, by conserving some forested areas from housing development. “But,” he warns, “local shrubland and grassland bird populations are declining as their habitats mature into forests that aren’t actively managed.”




Michael Akresh looks for prairie warblers.

Our Latest Discoveries The God Particle


OW THAT THE HIGGS BOSON particle is famous enough to spawn jokes (such as “Higgs Boson walks into a last”) physicists Benjamin Brau, Carlo Dallapiccola, and Stephane Willocq will have an easier time explaining their work. These UMass researchers were instrumental in the preliminary observation of a new particle, possibly the elusive Higgs boson. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) particle physics laboratory announced the discovery this past summer. Physicists at UMass Amherst who work on the ATLAS project are elated by the possibility and excited that their work since joining the international team eight years ago is paying off. The physicists use ATLAS, one of two general-purpose detectors at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), located deep underground beneath Switzerland and France, to make significant contributions to the project in muon identification and reconstruction. They have written large parts of the code now used to reconstruct the trajectories of muons detected in the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer.

Magic Bullet for Parasitic Diseases?


A Sumatran striped rabbit caught on camera.

A Rare Rabbit


SING CAMERA TRAPS, wildlife researchers including doctoral candidate Jennifer McCarthy and Environmental Conservation professor Todd Fuller recently captured photographs of one of the rarest animals on earth, the Sumatran striped rabbit. They say it may now be found only in two remote national parks on the Indonesian island. The elusive rabbit was first photographed in 1998 and has rarely been seen since. Sumatra’s Bukit Barisan Mountains, where the rabbits were captured on film, form the rugged backbone of the sixth largest island in the world. Since 2008, McCarthy and Fuller have been conducting an ecological study of the clouded leopard, Asiatic golden cat, marbled cat and leopard cats in Indonesia’s Bukit Barisan Seletan National Park.

GROUP OF PARASITIC DISEASES that kill millions of people each year can’t be touched by antibiotics, and some treatment is so harsh the patient can’t survive it. Now, a team of UMass microbiologists has made an advance that could one day lead to a new weapon for fighting parasitic diseases such as African sleeping sickness, chagas disease, and leishmaniasis. In the journal Eukaryotic Cell, parasitologists Michele Klingbeil, doctoral candidate Jeniffer Concepción-Acevedo and colleagues reported the first detailed characterization of the way key proteins in the model parasite Trypanosoma brucei organize to replicate its mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Understanding this spatial and temporal coordination could help scientists launch new attacks on one of the parasites’ essential cell processes, Klingbeil says. She adds, “Parasites such as T. brucei, which causes African sleeping sickness, are not straightforward to treat because they’re too much like our own cells. Antibiotics are ineffective, so we treat them as invaders, with toxic chemicals. We are trying to find their weaknesses so we can exploit those and eventually develop a very selective, effective, and acceptable treatment.”

Deep Under the Sea


Y SOME ESTIMATES, a third of the Earth’s organisms by mass live in our planet’s rocks and sediments, yet their lives and ecology are almost a complete mystery. Microbiologist James Holden and others recently reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the first detailed data about a group of methane-exhaling microbes that live deep in the cracks of hot undersea volcanoes. Holden says, “Evidence has built over the past 20 years that there’s an incredible amount of biomass in the Earth’s subsurface, in the crust and marine sediments, perhaps as much as all the plants and animals on the surface. We’re interested in the microbes in the deep rock, and the best place to study them is at hydrothermal vents at undersea volcanoes. Warm water flows bring the nutrient and energy sources they need.” Says Holden, “Just as biologists studied the different habitats and life requirements for giraffes and penguins when they were new to science, for the first time we’re studying these subsurface microorganisms. It’s very exciting, and will advance our understanding of biogeochemical cycles in the deep ocean.” fall 2012


A Traveler’s Perspective and a Scientist’s Curiosity

Meet Our New Global Chancellor By Laura Marjorie Miller



UMBLE SUBBASWAMY was sitting in the Holyoke Mall with his son on his first week of arrival when a passing family stopped to ask if he was the new chancellor of UMass Amherst. A lifetime of global travel has made Subbaswamy that approachable. Typical of someone who has lived in many different cultures—and as any traveler of the United States knows, Kentucky, Indiana, and Florida count as distinct cultures—UMass Amherst’s first Indian chancellor is a good listener. Born near Bangalore, educated in Delhi and Indiana, and having worked and taught in Italy, Kentucky, California, and Florida, Subbaswamy possesses a world traveler’s ability to feel at home anywhere: “Everywhere I’ve lived I have been enriched by being there. I have a friend in Italy who calls me a ‘towel’ because I try to absorb everything. So who I am today and what I think today is part and parcel of all the places I’ve been and all the people I’ve interacted with.” With so much basis for comparison, what impression does a global academic get of the Pioneer Valley? “Amherst is a very dynamic place, with all the characteristics of an educated place,” says Subbaswamy. “There are people who are well educated and have a broad view of society; people who are interested and interesting.” Arriving in the full flourishing of Massachusetts summer, he is already taken in by the Valley’s history—“The other day I hiked the Robert Frost Trail and it was impossible


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for me not to think of his poetry I have read”—as well as its natural beauty. “I’d really rather be driving through the mountains the whole time, and not be indoors!” he laughs. Subbaswamy goes familiarly by “Swamy.” “Swami” in Sanskrit, from the root word “swa” (“one’s own,” or “self”), means someone who has mastered himself. Having risen through the ranks of faculty governance and academic administration, Subbaswamy is ready to bring the multiple perspectives of his experience to bear on the UMass Amherst chancellorship. Fresh from his position as provost at the University of Kentucky, Subbaswamy is inspired by the land-grant tradition of what he calls the “three i’s”: innovation, integration, and impact. “Great public universities like UMass Amherst are places where innovation has been integrated into every program with an eye toward measurable, positive impacts,” he says. In order for public universities to fulfill their research mission, they must figure out how to supplement and work with increasingly tight state funding. That can call for administrative creativity. Aging campus facilities are one great issue that both the University of Kentucky and UMass Amherst also have in common, one which UK addressed by privatizing some of its residence halls. Life at UMass might in time call for a similarly unconventional strategy in terms of space, says Subbaswamy: “This is a beautiful campus. People who have been here a long time might not notice

that. But a foremost issue for this campus is its physical facilities. UMass is managing financial changes quite well. But the campus is going to run out of space in terms of housing. There are severe issues we need to address in order to position this university for the next fifty years, even though a lot of renewal has gone on.” He continues: “The Commonwealth Honors College, for example. But that is going to be a spectacular contrast to some of our older housing and put pressure on us to improve campus housing in general.” As provosts oversee the entire academic life of a university, Subbaswamy’s service at Kentucky, where he championed a faculty-led reform of the general studies curriculum, showed him how valuable the active link between faculty and students is to an academic institution. “It’s the job of administrators to get faculty excited about change and empower them to do what is best for the students,” he maintains. Keenly aware of teaching and research as the heart of any university, Subbaswamy respects the faculty perspective. “Having been a very engaged faculty member,” he says, “I am able to craft a message that faculty can relate to. I understand at what stages I need to make sure things are faculty-driven and not administration-driven.” While a finalist for the position of chancellor, Subbaswamy was asked by an audience member at the campuswide meeting about his leadership philosophy. “You lead not by authority, but by influence,” he answered. He develops this idea: “[A university] truly is a marketplace of ideas, so you have to be able to persuade people,” he says. “Do people respect you? Do they take you seriously when you make a case because they know you’ve done your homework? If you’ve done your homework right, almost every time you’ll come up with the right idea, because you have already done the vetting and it’s not just your idea. If it is generated in a collective sense within conversation within the community and affected parties, then you come up with the right answer more often than not.” A theoretical physicist specializing in the optical properties of novel

materials and nonlinear excitations, Subbaswamy has done plenty of homework over his career. As a physicist, he studies how the arrangement of atoms in materials gives rise to the molecular properties of new forms of solids, such as new metals. But does a university behave according to physical principles? “No,” Subbaswamy laughs: “Human relationships are the hardest to model or predict.” But, he reflects, the skills he has acquired in training as a scientist are useful in leadership: “Problemsolving is something that physicists think about in rather systematic ways.” Subbaswamy’s curiosity as a world traveler synergizes with his curiosity as a scientist. “Physicists are taught to be open-minded,” he says. “There is no room for dogmas. If a new discovery happens, even if we are skeptical, we will check it out, and I think that’s a good way to approach university ad-

Endowing students with the skills required by a new century means giving them an expanded view, and capitalizing on a moment in the educational marketplace that allows that to happen. “I think every student needs to have some global exposure,” says Subbaswamy, “and let’s face it, the educational marketplace is becoming globalized as well: our students are being actively recruited to other countries for careers and for graduate work. Once the quality of UMass Amherst is more widely known, I expect there will be much more of that. “UMass Amherst is not a stranger to a global presence,” continues Subbaswamy. “People have been going back to their countries and becoming important leaders for a long time. The director of the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai [Devang Khakhar ’86G], for example, is one of our alums.” The university’s public profile will be elevated with the increased visibility of its athletic program. Subbaswamy takes the reins of the campus just as football is making its transition into a new division and a new home stadium, thus marking a new era of an athletic tradition that has been part of the university since its founding. The new chancellor is optimistic about the transition. “We have very competitive sports, and the infrastructure and values to make those even better,” he asserts, “in the right way: with integrity.” Of the family who approached Subbaswamy in the Holyoke Mall, “both husband and wife were employees of the university,” he reports. “It is nice to be starting out with so much goodwill and hope.” A “global citizen before that was something everybody wanted to be,” UMass Amherst’s 30th chancellor has the goodwill and hope to carry the campus into an expansive, cooperative, international future.

Subbaswamy’s curiosity as a world traveler synergizes with his curiosity as a scientist. ministration. You never know where good ideas might come from.” Allowing for openness and flexibility while still maintaining an institution’s core sense of identity is an essential skill for leadership in today’s rapidly modifying academic landscape. “We need to make adjustments while keeping our overarching values. So we have to make sure that we translate those values in reference to changes that will happen today and tomorrow.” One of the most rapidly oscillating circumstances is the world into which students will graduate, and what will be expected of them when they do. While every generation of students faces its own demands and challenges, Subbaswamy acknowledges, graduates of the early twenty-first century will have to be particularly “globally aware, technologically savvy, and adaptable. Many of the jobs that they are to hold haven’t been defined yet. It’s our task to make sure they have the tools to become independent, and to become lifelong learners.”

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NO WALLS But UWW has always had a rich tapestry of students. By Patricia Sullivan


HEN THE University Without Walls staff put together its first promotional brochure back in 1971, they folded the piece into a triangle. The post office rejected it but, never mind; UWW had sent the message that it was willing to

UWW Director Ingrid Bracey with Paul Arslanian, one of the many students she’s advised.

As UWW celebrates a 40-year tradition of helping returning students complete bachelor’s degrees in nontraditional ways, that first brochure hangs on the office wall of UWW Director Ingrid Bracey ’84G. “We’re a determined lot,” she says. “Over the years UWW has shown resilience and persistence. The students just keep coming.” To date, more than 3,000 students have completed bachelor’s degrees through UWW and more than 800 are currently enrolled. Ed Harris ’77G, who helped launch UWW as a graduate student and served as its director for twenty years, says, “UWW was born of the reform energy of the late 1960s, and the demands for significant social and institutional change.” It was part of a national movement funded by the federal government and the Ford Foundation. The UMass Amherst program is one of just a few of the original 17 University Without Walls nationwide still going strong. As Harris recalls, “Aside from welcoming returning veterans after World War II under the GI Bill, higher education had not served adults, women, African Americans, Latinos, or


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low-income people well. Land-grant, flagship campuses, such as UMass Amherst, were the last to open their doors to nontraditional students.” When UWW did open the doors (and tear down the walls), some of the first to stream in and take advantage of its flexibility were women who had left college for marriage and families and were motivated by the nascent women’s movement to return to school. “They decided it was their turn,” says Harris. One early UWW grad, Doris Dickinson ’74, ’77G, raised five daughters and worked as a preschool director before coming to UWW’s first informational session. “I wanted a valid degree,” she says, “and I liked that this new program would give you credit for life experience.” Dickinson stayed on at UMass to earn a master’s degree in education and work for UWW for 13 years. Like Dickinson, many students with rich life experience choose to complete their degrees through UWW because it is one of only a few institutions that leads students through a rigorous “prior learning assessment” through which they can earn as many as 30 academic credits. Advisors guide students in writing detailed portfolios that analyze what they’ve learned from life—whether it be through work or volunteerism, military service or vocational training. Writing the portfolio “is an incredibly complicated and transformative process,” says Cindy Suopis ’02G, a UWW faculty advisor for 10 years. “Students must be dedicated in order to reflect on what they’ve done and go through an intense process of critical thinking.” For many, critical thinking becomes a habit and they discover they want to further their education still more: UWW has a long history of success in preparing students for graduate school.


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Serena Williams

ROFESSIONAL ATHLETES who leave or delay college to maximize their playing opportunities during their physical peak find UWW fits them like custom-molded insoles. UWW’s most famous current student is tennis great Serena Williams, who enrolled in fall 2011 to complete her bachelor’s degree. Like UWW grad Julius Erving before her, Williams champions the importance of education. She has supported schools in Africa and, as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador last year, helped kick off a campaign to promote schools in Asia. This past summer Williams, age 31, had her best season ever. She won the U.S. Open and Wimbledon singles title and two Olympic gold medals—one in singles, and with her sister Venus, her third gold in doubles. She now holds 15 major singles titles and has earned more prize money than any other female athlete. Jocelyn Providence ’13, who plays tennis for the Minutewomen, speaks for many students when she says: “Serena Williams is a UMass student! That’s crazy! She was my idol growing up. I love that she’s so passionate about everything she does and I think it’s amazing that she wants to continue her education at UMass.”

Ana-Maria Campos ’98, ’02G studied computing and the arts while a UWW student and then earned an MFA. She is now director of computer resources for the New York City department of parks and recreation. “The portfolio process opened up my eyes to what I had done and what I was capable of,” says Campos, who had worked as a graphic designer before UWW. During its 40-year run, UWW has exerted a pull on particular groups of students—besides women, people interested in labor studies, politicians, and veterans have found UWW works especially well for them. Deirdre Yasutomo ’12 came to UWW after six years of active Coast Guard duty, experience she applied to portfolio work on gender issues in the military. She worked full time as a police detective while studying for her bachelor’s degree. “It was extremely challenging and very time consuming, but 100 percent worth it in the end,” she says. Others who have long benefited from UWW’s flexibility are artists. When he enrolled at UWW at age 40, jazz pianist and composer Paul Arslanian ’90 already had a flourishing career leading ensembles and working with jazz luminaries. He found that his education validated what he had learned as a musician. UWW suits artists, Arslanian believes, because “a lot of the important learning that we do toward our craft we have to do in a nonacademic situation—through performing and through working with masters—and so artists sometimes find conventional academics frustrating.” He found UWW satisfying, however, because it crystallized what he knew while expanding his horizons: he enjoyed interacting with younger students in a biology lab and exploring music beyond jazz with courses in classical music and composition. As a lecturer in dance and accompanist for the UMass dance department, Arslanian is one of dozens of UMass faculty and staff with UWW degrees. Now, with the option of attending

UWW 100 percent online, more students come from further afield; nearly one-third are from out of state. Rory Blank ’12, for example, worked on a goat farm in Hawaii while studying nonprofit administration and social justice. Other students find their way back to UMass through UWW. Mark Cerasuolo ’10, of Redmond, Washington, dropped out in 1974 to take a job and after three successful decades working in consumer electronics, re-enrolled. As a speaker at the 2010 commencement, he joked, “I never intended to take 62 semesters off.” Cerasuolo spoke about how he initially didn’t think he had much to learn from college and was interested mainly in getting a diploma, but came to realize that, as much as his vast experience informed him, the lack of a theoretical foundation for his work limited his vision.

Mark Cerasuolo left UMass Amherst in 1974 and completed his degree in 2010.

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have survived due to our ability to adapt to the times.” In the works are partnerships with the YMCA of Greater Springfield and the Boston Ballet, whose employees are ideal candidates for flexible UWW educations. Above all, Bracey says, “high-touch advising” led to UWW’s success. University Without Walls graduates—from its first intrepid homemakers to Julius Erving to today’s multitaskers—agree. “Tell Ingrid I said ‘hi,’” says Ana-Maria Campos. “She made a huge difference in my life.”

Dr. J Today


NIVERSITY WITHOUT WALLS graduate Julius Erving ’86, ’86G(Hon) came to campus in 1968 and left as a basketball legend. In his two seasons playing for UMass, he set scoring and rebounding records and gave thousands thrilling memories of his acrobatics at the Curry Hicks Cage. After his junior year, when UMass went 23-4 and students lined up for hours for a chance to see number 32, he joined the American Basketball Association, playing for the Virginia Squires and then the New York Nets. Dr. J went on to 11 stellar seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA, including a championship season in 1983, and became one of the undisputed greatest basketball players of all time. He completed his bachelor’s degree through University Without Walls a year before his 1987 retirement from pro basketball, impressing his UWW advisor with his work ethic, writing ability, and critical thinking. Now age 62, he lives in Atlanta and has been lauded for his community service and charitable work. He serves as a strategic advisor to the 76ers, applies his business education to entrepreneurial interests, brings his expertise to corporate boards, and encourages college athletes to focus on education. After a big apology for being a little late because of a workout (“My trainer is so torturous that I know why I forgot”) Dr. J spoke with UMass Amherst magazine about his days on campus, UWW, and the importance of education. On completing his degree: I always viewed myself as a student athlete and that was one of the reasons why I chose UMass over other colleges. I went with the idea of matriculating for a degree. When circumstances allowed me the opportunity to leave school early I did make a promise to my mother that I was going to get my degree. First and foremost, I wanted to own up to that promise. I also felt that completing my degree would add credibility to my conversations with the young people who I wanted to impress with the advantages of getting an education to better prepare themselves for the challenges of life and how to be a better citizen in America.


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On University Without Walls: UWW and I were a good fit, but it wasn’t easy; nothing worth doing comes easy. The focus of my UWW work was on mentoring—on evolving from being mentored, to becoming a mentor, and then a more senior and recognized mentor. When I look at the long time it took me to complete my degree, it was very gratifying to march with the class of 1986. And, yes, my mother was there. On UMass days: In college, basketball was an extracurricular activity for me. I was definitely a student athlete and I enjoyed it. I didn’t even think about going pro until after my sophomore year. In those

days celebrity was different, it wasn’t 24/7; you were a celebrity during the season and off-season you were just one of the guys. During the season, people wanted tickets or to hear the post-game report. Off-season it wasn’t like that. On campus life: I wanted to leave New York and I wanted the big campus experience. On campus, I lived in Hills, then I moved up to Grayson, then I went to Southwest. I did the best job that I could of blending in and I always had a job. In New England everybody shovels snow; so of course I shoveled snow. I cleaned up a local dentist’s office; I did basketball camps with [legendary head coach] Jack Leaman. I used to babysit [assistant coach] Ray Wilson’s two sons. I’d do my homework babysitting those kids. On his UMass mentors and friends: I had a great experience and met wonderful people. It was on the UMass campus that I met Bill Cosby ’72G, ’76G, ’86G(Hon). I met Bill Russell who I actually made friends with; they were very inspirational people in my life. Coach Leaman’s influence was huge, as well as Dr. Randolph Bromery ’79G(Hon) [chancellor from 1971 to 1979]. Playthell Benjamin [an early member of the Afro-American Studies department] has been down here to Atlanta to visit me. One of my best friends today is a former UMass student who started


For Director Ingrid Bracey, who became a UWW instructor in 1989, working with a rich tapestry of students like Cerasuolo has been the best part of the job. “I’ve lived vicariously through politicians, business people, artists, nuns, single mothers, a software developer, a chef, and so many others,” says Bracey. Currently, the biggest challenge for Bracey and for UWW is the lack of state funding, which was eliminated in 2007. “UWW is now completely self-supporting and, in fact, contributes revenue to the university,” Bracey explains. “We

Julius Erving in Springfield in September and in Curry Hicks in 1970.

there with me—Leon Saunders. We both went to the same high school, we went to UMass together, and he’s my golf nemesis now. He’s the guy who gave me my nickname, “the doctor,” and I gave him “the professor.” We still smile about how we gave each other nicknames that stuck. On the value of education: Your judgment is sharpened by being in an educational environment. You can make informed decisions, which is so much better than needing others around you to explain things, but you have the confidence to welcome a

second opinion. Education is fundamental to being able to find your happiness in life, to find yourself in life. An educated person is employable. An educated person is capable of employing someone. Education and employment combined lead to empowerment. We all need some kind of outlet to survive down here. Plus, the network that you build and the friends that you make are very important. Advice to young people: I don’t think college should be the best time of your life. I think it should be a dedicated time in which you are

preparing yourself for the best times of your life so that you’ll be able to receive those things with an understanding of why it happened when it’s happening. Success is so much more gratifying when you have ground it out and given it everything. For older people: I’m working on an autobiography and it’s been interesting to reflect back on my life. I don’t live in the past, but the past is definitely part of our foundation. I’m very content—60 is the new 40, you know! fall 2012



COULD YOU STILL As admission standards keep rising, some alums might wonder whether they’d find a place on today’s campus. By JOHN SIPPEL


HE TREND IS CLEAR and long-established: it’s getting tougher all the time to get into UMass Amherst. The number of undergraduate applicants to the university has gone up every year since 2004—from 17,930 then to 34,428 in 2012—during which time the student body has increased by only around 2,400. With only one exception, average combined SAT scores also upticked in each of those years, from 1137 in 2004 to 1197 in 2012. Overall acceptance rates in that period dropped from 81 percent to 62 percent, and they’re far lower in the most competitive programs: around 50 percent in engineering, 40 percent in the Isenberg School of Management, and a mere 20 percent in the School of Nursing. Moreover, those who come overwhelmingly choose to stay: retention rates between freshman and sophomore years have recently stood at around 90 percent. Numbers like that might leave some alums wondering whether they’d make the cut on today’s campus. A good place to try to find out is the Mather building, a motel-like structure on the edge of campus. While few students ever have occasion to go there, it has a decisive impact on all of them, for it houses the Undergraduate Admissions Office. “All of us in admissions try to improve the standard measure and selectivity of the classes UMass Amherst brings in each year,” says Kevin Kelly, the office’s director, “and things have changed dramatically over the past decade or so. Nowadays we’re dealing with a different competitive set, going headto-head with the likes of Northeastern and Boston University. Our mission is very different from theirs, of course, and we’re bigger: Northeastern likely has fewer than 3,000 first-year students, and BU 3,500 or so, whereas this year we’re just under 4,600. We also enroll many more transfers than they do.


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“As the flagship of the state university system,” he continues, “we obviously have a special mission to serve students from the commonwealth. We have programs designed to attract students from the state’s community colleges that our competitors don’t share in. Their pools are more national and international in scope, but we’re making good progress along those lines too.” Kelly oversees a full-time staff of 41, as well as two retirees who help out during the most hectic points in the admissions year. His team does much more than read and evaluate admissions forms. They handle the office’s vast data-processing needs, answer some 56,000 phone calls each year, staff the campus’s visitors center, and train the student tour guides

“We market hard, we’re aggressive in recruiting the students we want, and we’re not hesitant to trumpet our successes, nor should we be.” who each year show some 40,000 people around campus. An enormous part of the office’s work entails reaching out to high schools in Massachusetts and many other states, attending college fairs and college nights, offering a complex and never-ending series of receptions, and honing relationships with guidance counselors. Undergraduate first-year and transfer applications are read by 24 people. Some handle applications from high schools with which they’ve developed ties. Some specialize in given disciplines; in other realms, including sport management and engineering, faculty members help make final choices. A first glance at an application inevitably takes in standardized test scores. “But,” says Kelly, “SATs are only one part of the picture we’re looking at. Despite all these numbers, we’re

still reading applications and taking a holistic approach to admissions. We use test scores appropriately and look at transcripts, but also spend a lot of time recalculating GPAs.” Those numbers most often speak loudly. “Of the whole pool, the top and bottom parts take care of themselves,” Kelly explains. “We spend most of our time in the middle, making the best decisions we can. Some applications in that zone will be read by three or four of us, or more.” In those cases the student essay can come into meaningful play, along with recommendations from teachers and counselors. But deciding which borderline applicants might rise to the challenges of college life can be both daunting and humbling. “I see what we do as being as much an art as a science,” Kelly says. “We make the best judgment we can based on the given application in front of us—the facts it contains, the activities it lists, and the more subjective recommendations and essay—and try to balance all of that with the needs and desires of the university. Most admissions veterans acknowledge that it’s nearly impossible to measure motivation in the selection process. We try to predict how well an applicant might perform as a first-year student, all the while knowing how much can change for better or worse once a student enrolls.”


O, WOULD THE UMass Amherst alum of two, three, or four decades ago make the cut today? Kelly, showing both his innate good nature and a cautiousness born of 35 years in academic administration, won’t exactly say. He does, however, concede one point: “We tell counselors and parents that not everyone who applies gets in, that the standards of twenty years ago are not those of today.” Are this year’s incoming students demonstrably brighter than their predecessors? “They’re different, certainly,” says Kelly, “being digital natives who since earliest childhood have lived and learned electronically. So even when they’re learning the same material their parents did, they’re often learning it in an utterly different way.” Some people claim that the SATs have become easier over the years. Kelly disagrees, arguing that, despite some changes

in the nature of the test, the results from decade to decade are roughly comparable. Ergo, today’s high-scoring students would likely have done just as well back in the day. Moreover, Kelly says, today’s applicants face a host of pressures all but unknown a generation or two ago. “For one thing,” he notes, “they’re strongly made to feel that they need to demonstrate versatility, so many of them at the last minute add a skim-coat of extracurricular activities: community service, Young Entrepreneurs, student government, Model UN, involvement in political campaigns or Habitat for Humanity, or whatever. The sheer variety of what some of these kids claim to be doing sometimes seems over-the-top to me, but I’m fine with it as long as they’re also getting good grades in good courses.” But the problem is bigger than that. “What really concerns me,” Kelly says, “is that it feels like the stakes get raised every year. Articles and blogs about admissions, coaching for test prep, independent consultants for admissions, Supreme Court cases over affirmative action, the notion that there is one perfect school for you and that if you don’t get in your life is ruined and your parents are failures— all of these contribute to this mania. “And don’t get me wrong: colleges can and do contribute to this. We market hard, we’re aggressive in recruiting the students we want, and we’re not hesitant to trumpet our successes, nor should we be. But parents and students, despite all the information they have available to them—or perhaps even because of it—often have trouble assembling the facts they need to make a good decision.” In the end, and even if Kelly is reluctant to spell it out, the message for less-than-recent alums seems to be this: If you ranked in the top part of your class, you’d likely do fine on today’s campus—if you also had the moxie to deal with the stresses that weren’t there in your day. And if you ranked somewhere near the bottom of your class—well, it was fine having you, we hope the experience made a positive difference in your life, and you’ll always be a cherished part of the fabric of the campus’s history, but …

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HISTORIAN Seth Kamil ’89 makes a business of walking and talkin




want to start with crime, prison, and insanity— come this way.”

That’s how Seth Kamil ’89, founder and owner of New York City’s Big Onion Walking Tours, launches a guided walk through the Lower East Side. He’s been doing this for 21 years and perfected the art of devising history-based tours for people who like intellectual stimulation with their wide-eyed wonder. On this July afternoon, Kamil’s Immigrant New York tour feels like a walk with a really well informed friend. He stops near the notorious Five Points to tell the tale of Master Juba, an African American dancer. “Two trees down, in a place that no longer exists,” he says, “Charles Dickens watched this man create a new art form—tap dance.” We learn that William Henry Lane, known as Master Juba, combined Irish and African American moves to revolutionize dance, became famous, and died young—presumably from exhaustion—in London. These are the facts, but Kamil deftly puts them in the context of slavery in New York, evokes the mid-19th century streetscape of Lane’s day, and smoothly connects his story to the area’s onion-like layers of immigrants. Kamil’s love of history, encouraged by his UMass advisor, Milton Cantor, sets Big Onion apart. He started the company in 1991 while writing a dissertation on 19th-century Manhattan for his Columbia University PhD. He has never advertised, and yet his original New York Immigrant Tour has grown into a company with 34 guides who give up to 2,000 tours a year in a dozen New York City neighborhoods, from the Financial District up to Harlem and over to Brooklyn. New York magazine and others regularly revere Big Onion while Kamil has branched out to write guidebooks and is the on-camera


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historian for the television show Toni On! New York. Kamil runs Big Onion with the cooperative ethos of the STPEC (Social Thought and Political Economy) student he was at UMass. He hires only graduate students as guides and arms them with binders thick with facts, maps, and primary sources. Guides draw from and contribute to Big Onion’s internal Wiki and customize their walks in accordance with their scholarly bent. Kamil charges a reasonable $18 per walk and pays his guides well. “Tour guides are a vital part of urban street culture,” observes Assistant Professor of Sociology Jonathan Wynn, who turned his academic attention to what he calls this “curious group” for his book, The Tour Guide: Walking and Talking New York (University of Chicago Press, 2011). As part of his research, Wynn took 67 walking tours, including 10 from Big Onion. “Big Onion’s guides are sidewalk historians for hire,” he notes. “Seth gives them a nice balance of structure and autonomy. I found his tours wildly entertaining.” When Big Onion guides go on to academic careers, the hours they’ve spent thinking on their feet enhance their teaching. As a grad student, Jennifer Fronc, assistant professor of history, led over 250 Big Onion tours. “It made me the teacher I am today,” she says. “When you’re a walking tour guide on the streets of New York you contend with moving buses, eightyear-olds, and vats of tofu. It’s pretty tough to throw me off.” Professor Max Page, who teaches urban, architectural, and public history, was a Big Onion guide in the early 1990s. He says, “A walking tour begs you to connect the past to the present, which is at the heart of public history.” For Page, “Working as a guide was a great way to escape the isolation of the library and archives and meet human beings who were actually interested in what I was studying. I could bring in an obscure article and make it relevant.” For instance, standing at the bend of Mulberry Street, he might quote the great journalist and social reformer Jacob Riis, who in 1889 called the spot the “foul core of New York’s slums.”


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Seth Kamil sees layers of history all over New York City.

Exploring the old-time foul core of the Big Apple, up Mott Street and over to Pell, hooking down Doyers, and on to the Bowery, Kamil knows where to get some of Chinatown’s best dim sum and where, if you dare, you can sip cocktails made with a beet-cognac reduction. At the Eldridge Street synagogue, he stops to connect an anecdote about his great-grandfather, a Romanian rabbi, to statistics on the rate of return of immigrants to their home countries. (Kamil avoids tangents on his tours, however, tangentially, his father, Alan Kamil, taught in the UMass psychology and zoology departments from 1967 to 1992.)

idea of nostalgia. He concludes the walk on a practical note with directions to the neighborhood’s last pickle maker. The Pickle Guys (47 Essex Street) serve up an apt metaphor for the Big Onion Immigrant New York tour. They sell traditional Eastern European pickles in barrels alongside pineapple pickles made with a Trinidadian employee’s family recipe. It’s these layers of evolving history that make New York City so fascinating and keep Kamil in hiking shoes and a waterproof hat, exploring its streets.

“When you’re a walking tour guide on the streets of New York you contend with moving buses, eight-year-olds, and vats of tofu.” — Assistant Professor of History Jennifer Fronc

For nearly two hours, he veers from air conditioner drips, gathers the group where the sidewalks widen, and makes himself heard while workers drag a steel plate along the asphalt. He answers all questions with ease and gives each of the 16 walkers personal attention. Between stops, he’s constructing a continuous unique narrative based on themes suggested by the afternoon’s walk. “The easiest part of doing a tour is memorizing facts and dates; the hardest part is connecting them into a story, putting them in context of a complete tour,” Kamil says. “You don’t need a tour guide to tell you the Chinese Exclusion Act was in 1882. But we can help you understand how that law affected a community.” On today’s tour, Kamil muses over New York’s place in an agrarian society based on Jeffersonian ideals and examines the

"Press on!" says Kamil in Chinatown.

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Cree Time

A student expands her horizons in northern Quebec. by Olivia Wrobel ’12 Photos by Paul Barten


dense morning fog covered the vast snowy landscape, enveloping the tops of black spruce trees in low clouds. Except for the distant cry of a raven or the occasional snap of a twig, the snow underfoot was the only sound to penetrate the silence of the boreal forest. Ahead of me, Lawrence Capissisit, our Cree guide, traveled effortlessly on his snowshoes. The wet snow piled up heavily on mine, hindering my stride across this unfamiliar terrain. But with each step I took, the excitement built inside me. Much of what we had been reading and discussing for weeks in our Cree Culture, Natural Resources, and Sustainability course in preparation for this trip to the James Bay region of northern Quebec was now real.


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Lawrence paused along the trail from time to time and quietly pointed out an old beaver dam, the fresh tracks of a ptarmigan, a Canada jay perched in nearby tree. Accepting traditional Cree values, Lawrence and other Cree people see this land as their responsibility to nurture and protect. They refer to it as a garden (not a wilderness) that has sustained them for 3,000 years—at least 150 generations. The elders say, “The Cree people need the forest to survive, but the forest does not need the Cree people,” and this consciousness and respect is evident in their daily lives. Since the 1970s, however, their strong ties to the land have been constantly challenged by the demands of millions of people to the south for energy and natural resources. While silently following in his snowshoe tracks, I was abruptly stopped by the sight of Lawrence gazing at a 500 foot-wide power line; it extends all the way to New York and southern New England, where it supplies about one third of our electricity. This once pristine Cree hunting territory and much of the James Bay region have been substantially changed by a massive system of dams, reservoirs, power plants, roads, and transmission lines that cover an area as large as the state of Florida. The steel towers and power lines loomed above us like frustrated giants, sending an eerie crackle of 750,000 volts through the foggy air on that winter day. The sound of these transmission lines can be heard for surprising distances in the silent forest. Even in the relative isolation of the winter bush camp you can see them above the trees in the distance. Whether he was simply waiting beneath the lines for us to catch up, stopping there for emphasis, or both, Lawrence did not say. In a remarkably short time I could begin to feel my senses sharpening to this new world and culture. I noted how different, and yet at times how similar, my life really was to the lives of these people 800 miles north of the place I call home. Professor Paul Barten and the trip leaders told us we would learn best by careful observation, as Cree people of all ages have done for millennia. The wisdom of this advice became more evident with each passing day. We witnessed the skill and patience the Cree people exhibit in everything they do, from collecting spruce boughs for the tent floors to stretching and smoke-tanning a moose hide.

Olivia Wrobel ’13

The Cree Class Cree Culture, Natural Resources, and Sustainability is an interdisciplinary course led by Professor Paul Barten in the Department of Environmental Conservation. The class is built around a 10-day experiential learning trip to the James Bay region of northern Quebec. Students learn about the complex influences of a global market for energy and natural resources on the forests and indigenous people of northern Quebec, an ecosystem and culture that are no longer protected by geographic isolation. Five UMass Amherst students joined the trip last March, including Olivia Wrobel ’12, an English major and Natural Resources Conservation minor, who wrote about her experience for UMass Amherst magazine. The trip is held in partnership with the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, Vermont. Hans Carlson of Hulbert wrote one of the books used for the Cree Culture course, Home is the Hunter: The James Bay Cree and Their Land. David and Anna Bosum, the founders of Nuuchimi Wiinuu (meaning ‘Forest People’ in Cree), an ecotourism enterprise, are gracious hosts and exceptional teachers in their traditional winter camp and in the Cree village of Oujé-Bougoumou. Their lifelong friend, Lawrence Capissisit, helps with large groups. Barten’s class also visited the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Quebec, the Cree Cultural Institute, and the Barrette-Chapais sawmill.

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The steel towers and power lines loomed above us like frustrated giants, sending an eerie crackle of 750,000 volts through the foggy air on that winter day.


Shortly after I was welcomed into David and Anna Bosum’s winter camp, Anna invited me to help her prepare speckled trout for our dinner. Any shyness or distance I felt between us was quickly erased by a conversation about our families. Anna told me she hoped her 11 children would do right in the world by sharing important knowledge and lessons from the past with their young ones—her 53 grandchildren! As any mother would, she explained how she wanted her children to have a real sense of where they came from, and what they could accomplish in relation to their Cree heritage. Like Anna, every person we encountered was genuinely happy to greet us and sincere and open in conversation. We all felt a sense of trust and of community. I didn’t anticipate or expect this feeling of heartfelt welcome, but clearly it’s true that a good meal and a friendly smile are gestures of friendship and respect in any culture. It also helped that our trip leaders are well liked and respected by the Cree. Although our class had read about and discussed many aspects of Cree culture and ways of life, no amount of research could convey the feeling of fresh forest air, the nearly complete dismissal of modern life, or other unique opportunities this trip would provide. One memorable night, we ventured out


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onto the frozen lake to gaze into the crystal clear depths of a velvet black sky. Faintly on the horizon, we could see a shimmering green curtain moving across the sky in rippling waves. My wish to see the Northern Lights, or what the Cree call “the Dance of the Spirits,” had been granted. During one particularly eventful day, David announced that we would be setting the ice fishing net out on the lake. The Cree have used his ingenious technique for centuries. With a few simple tools, we threaded a 200-foot net through a series of holes in the 18-inch-thick ice with a rope attached to a spruce pole. The work, though sometimes difficult, went quickly with so many helping hands. Our reward of a meal of fish the next day was well worth all the hard work. In fact, we had more than enough for several delicious meals. Our days in the Bosum’s winter camp were full and tranquil, but fleeting. We arrived in Oujé-Bougoumou in midMarch when the weather is typically as cold as January in Massachusetts, but the weather was unusually mild, and it was a pleasure to cast off my warm woolen layers and bask in the sun. By the time we left the camp, a lush carpet of sphagnum and reindeer moss and heath shrubs was revealed under the melting snow. The weather made daily tasks enjoyable, as we

all took turns carrying water from the lake, splitting firewood, gathering spruce boughs, preparing hearty meals, and washing dishes. Anna, David, and Lawrence were eager to teach us traditional skills such as wood carving, embroidery, and leather work. Anna taught me how to make a pair of mittens from a small part of a moose hide she had tanned earlier that season. Other women in our group made traditional leather pouches or canvas haversacks, all embroidered in the Cree style. Every night after dinner we worked by the light of a lantern. In camp and in the village we lived and learned on “Cree time,” abandoning arbitrary schedules and time constraints. The days unfolded naturally, as they were meant to happen, yet every task was satisfactorily accomplished. Back at UMass and at home I find traces of Cree ways newly enmeshed in my own. I am more aware of my environment, physically and conceptually, as I walk across campus and spend time in the woodland areas of Amherst. The word community means more to me than ever before, and within that notion I realized how much we had learned from living with people whose ways are so different from mine. This meaningful shift in perspective is one that cannot be fully taught without firsthand experience. I believe that the knowledge and experience I gained in my days in a spruce forest along the shore of a frozen lake with the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree will stay with me my whole life. I hope that other UMass students, motivated by their desires to expand their awareness of the world in unique ways, will learn about Cree culture, natural resources, and sustainability in years to come.

Professor Paul Barten documented his class's trip in pictures. From the top: Olivia's moose hide mittens; students ice fish the Cree way; lugging water to camp; daybreak at the lake.

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What’s Your The New UMass Poll


Mass Poll, which employs an internet-savvy method for taking the pulse of citizens, is a new initiative for the UMass Amherst Department of Political Science with a threefold mission: offer a public service to the state, expand faculty research, and create opportunities for undergraduate research. “As part of its mission the flagship campus should be gathering citizens’ opinions on important issues and using that to inform policy makers,” says Brian F. Schaffner, director of UMass Poll and chair of the Department of Political Science. UMass Poll made its debut in December when it released a poll on the closely watched race for US senator from Massachusetts between Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren and Republican incumbent Scott Brown. Schaffner’s hope is to build a budget whereby four to six polls can be taken each year. “We want to be the source for understanding public opinion in Massachusetts and throughout New England and the country,” he explains. Another Warren versus Brown poll will occur just before the November 6 election. “Our poll allows us to independently know what voters are thinking. But it also allows us to study why people voted the way they did,” says Schaffner.


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Gauging public opinion in the days of increasing numbers of cell phones-only households and caller ID has forced pollsters to adopt new methods. “Telephone polls are not the gold standard they once were,” says Schaffner. UMass Poll partners with YouGov, an international firm that uses sophisticated techniques to ensure representative samples of the target population. The surveys are online, making them convenient and the interview process more dynamic. “With online polling we can do a lot more such as show a video or picture to elicit opinions,” Schaffner says. UMass Poll can also elevate exposure for the campus. “Schools you would never otherwise hear about have become household names because of their polling centers,” notes Schaffner.

The Man Behind the Numbers


ome election night when the nation is riveted to the major news outlets anxiously waiting to learn who won the presidential race, think of Rob Farbman ’89. Who you ask? No, he is not one of the pundits news anchors turn to for pithy comments or a high-ranking political operative. Nonetheless, Farbman is vital to the projection of winners and understanding voters based on the ballots they cast. Farbman is senior vice president of New Jersey based Edison Research, overseeing the National Election Pool, which supplies real-time exit polling data to ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CNN, the Associated Press, and dozens of other organizations. On November 6, more than 3,000 interviewers and vote collectors from Edison Research will fan out across the country, collecting sophisticated voting data that will be used to inform millions of viewers and readers. Given the magnitude of the operation, Farbman says he has few worries—mainly inclement weather skewing expected turnout or over-zealous poll workers who interfere in the voter surveys. “The things we can control I feel good about. I’m usually calm on election day,” says Farbman.

Opinion? His confidence stems from experience. Farbman joined Edison in 1995 and managed the firm’s exit polling operation for the 2004 and 2008 election cycles. In fact, he has worked in the polling industry since graduating from UMass with a degree in political science. Farbman grew up in Brooklyn and was attracted to UMass based on an “idealized” view of liberal Massachusetts. He scored his first polling job at CBS Elections during spring break of his senior year. “All of my jobs had some connection to that first job out of UMass,” he says. Farbman got a tip about the CBS job from a Smith College professor who was teaching a course Farbman enrolled in through the Five College Consortium. Farbman says the course that merged politics, polling, and elections was perfect for him. “For the first time I was the student raising his hand every 10 minutes. I was really into it,” he recalls. Today, the roles are somewhat reversed: Farbman is at the head of the class and the students are news organizations. And his mantra is patience. “We are cautious, especially if a particular state is close. We wait until we have more data and confidence to call the race,” he says.

A Knack for Data


ith an office eight blocks from the US Capitol, Stefan Hankin ’96, founder and president of Lincoln Park Strategies, isn’t far from the politicians he has helped win elections. He attributes his success in politics, as well as in market research for non-profit organizations and large corporations, to a knack for extracting precise polling data and then using it for convincing messages. “It’s a unique cross between being a numbers guy and a messaging guy,” says Hankin. He founded his firm in 2009, a year after he served as a lead pollster for President Obama’s presidential primary campaign in six southern states. “Working for Obama was too good to pass up,” he recalls. Hankin also had a role in the Democratic National Committee’s 50-state plan

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in 2006 and 2008, a road map for taking control of Congress. For the November election, his client list includes a sitting member of Congress, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio, and a State’s Attorney in Illinois as well as challengers running for federal and statewide offices. When his firm chooses clients, contested races take precedence over ideology or ease of success. “We like a challenge and find it interesting to work with clients who are not a natural match for their goals or district. Whether it is a liberal candidate in a conservative area or a moderate Democrat running in a Republican district, figuring out the path to success is what drives us,” he explains. Hankin gave up playing hockey at an NCAA Division III school to study at UMass where the tuition was affordable and where many of his friends and family members attended. With his history degree, Hankin returned to his hometown of Newton to work in a family construction business. Unsatisfied with the work, he moved to Washington, D.C., where some of his roommates were living. His polling career was launched when he learned quantitative and qualitative market research while working at the National Homebuilders Association. Today he says his greatest accomplishments are growing a small business from scratch—starting as one person in a home office and expanding to a small company with three full time staff—and maintaining a strong track record of successes. “It makes me feel good when I am bringing a new perspective to the table or finding a new way of getting someone to think differently about a problem or challenge. Those are the fun moments,” he says. fall 2012


Cruising the Lower River with Paul Theroux by Laura Marjorie Miller


LTHOUGH PAUL THEROUX ’63, ’88G(HON) has point where no one Hock speaks to in the hub city of Blantyre distinguished himself by writing about travel, with a can believe he wants to go there. The driver who drops him off body of work that includes The Great Railway Bazaar, leaves a cloud of dust in his haste to drive away. The Kingdom By the Sea, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, and Although it is a fictitious town, Malabo is afflicted with realthe 2011 anthology The Tao of Travel, he also has to his credit life problems: poorer than ever, ravaged by AIDS, its people an astounding array of impressive novels, with works such as suspicious and deceptive and led by a young aspiring-warlord The Mosquito Coast bringing to life themes of culture clash, mayor who drains Hock of resources, holding him prisoner internationalism, and intrigue. until the protagonist barely escapes with his life. Hock, a well“I think of myself as a writer,” says Theroux, whose early cameaning interloper, finds himself increasingly in danger and reer includes reporting for the Daily Collegian. “ ‘Travel writer’ totally out of his depth. is an occupation of people who write about vacations for the The Lower River and Theroux’s nonfiction Dark Star Safari travel section of the newspaper. I am a (2002) are based on the author’s recent novelist who travels.” return to the village in Malawi, includThe Lower River (Houghton Mifflin, ing the old school where he used to 2012), Theroux’s latest work of fiction, teach. He discovered that decades of is a novel of travel—downriver and well-meaning foreign aid had made the into increasingly dire straits. And it is country poorer than before. “A bad experience one whose details overlap and resemble The narrative thesis of The Lower those of Theroux’s own life. River seems to be that well-intentioned in travel Like his protagonist, Ellis Hock, Westerners often end up making the Theroux hails from Medford, Massaproblems of African countries worse is the best thing chusetts, and joined the Peace Corps through creating habits of dependency. shortly after college to teach in MaThe novel contains one surreal scene of for a book.” lawi. Like Hock, Theroux was also held a helicopter carrying two pop stars— in involuntary captivity—Theroux by one in a cowboy hat, one in a tracka couple in Zambia who invited him suit—doing a safely distant airdrop, for dinner, and then wouldn’t let him blankly uncomprehending Hock’s atleave—until a stroke of luck and timing tempt to flag them down for a rescue. helped him to escape. “People say I am anti-aid,” says There the similarity mercifully ends. After a divorce and Theroux. “I am not. What we have done through a lot of aid selling his tailoring and menswear store, Hock returns to Mais maintained bad governance, allowed governments to neglect labo, the town where he started a school, hoping to find the their health and education systems because NGOs [non-govhappiness there that he remembers from his youth. But he finds ernmental organizations] have been picking up the slack. The something vastly different from what he expected. From its staresulting damage is that in many countries, people are badly tus as a backwater, Malabo has degenerated over 40 years to the governed. Aid agencies shouldn’t be doing all that work.


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“To me the highest level of writing is imaginative writing,” says Paul Theroux, shown here in Costa Rica.

“I joined the Peace Corps in 1963, so I’m older than Hock,” Theroux continues. “In Dark Star Safari I returned to my old school in Malawi—it was Nyasaland when I was there, at a school that trained teachers. Fifty years later, the Peace Corps is still sending teachers to train teachers to teach at schools in Malawi! So I am skeptical about the continual sending of teachers to a country that in 50 years has not created a workforce of teachers for its own schools.” Westerners who want to make a difference through humanitarian aid should do a good share of research to make sure their money will be used according to their intention. “You need to know where your aid is going and what it’s doing,” Theroux asserts. “I have great admiration for NGOs like HALO, which is dedicated to removing landmines from many countries in Africa and elsewhere.” Although the filter of nostalgia can make the past seem better than it was, neither Theroux nor his lead character romanticize decades gone by. Malawi as it was just after its liberation, was in a “golden time,” Theroux says: happy, optimistic, with a feeling a new age was dawning, its smaller population less of a drain on the resources of the land, and not yet ravaged by AIDS. “The thrill of a country becoming independent from a colonial power is the most wonderful feeling,” says Theroux. Expectations get high. But reality sinks in after that point, and people get in power who won’t let go of power and a country becomes a one-party state.” Theroux is clear that The Lower River is much more than a thesis about Africa; it is above all “an adventure story: here’s a man who goes back good-heartedly to a place where he was happy, and they won’t let him go. It’s a story of captivity, metaphysical and existential, about a man who is trapped and needs to get away. It’s not a theoretical book, but one that compels the reader. The reader should want to find out what happens next.” Theroux’s wry and observant first-person point-of-view characteristic of his travel narratives is replaced by—or maybe

filtered through—Hock’s everyman middle-aged hopefulness. Although the author shares certain demographic attributes with his main character, important differences in Hock’s disposition help precipitate the plot: Hock’s passivity, for instance. “I’m a bird of passage,” says Theroux, who splits his year between homes in places with vastly different cultures, Cape Cod and the north shore of Oahu. “I’m never going to stay long anywhere. Hock is more settled.” Although The Lower River covers much of the same territory as Dark Star Safari in theme and in literal geography, the flexibility of fiction allows Theroux to combine personal experiences—Malawi; captivity; his hometown and its tailor shop in Medford Square—with imagined phenomena like the village of AIDS orphans that Hock stumbles upon when he attempts to escape. “If I have a good idea,” he continues, “I can seek to dramatize it in fiction. To me the highest level of writing is imaginative writing.” As we know, adventures begin when something goes wrong. The same is true for book plots and for travel: “A bad experience in travel is the best thing for a book,” says Theroux: “then you have something to write about.” However, he says, at his age he encounters more bodily resistance to living by that adage: “You can get too old for that thrilling experience, and the rigors of travel become harder: sleeping rough, fighting for a seat on the bus.” There is “a lot of nuisance that is unrewarding,” he says, but what doesn’t change is that “travel should teach you something.” His reputation as a curmudgeon, arising perhaps from his often irascible characters and from the honesty of his travel narratives, slightly confounds Theroux: “You can’t be a badtempered traveler,” he asserts. “If you are a bad-tempered person, you will get nowhere in travel. You are always among strangers. The way you deal with strangers is to be a conciliatory, negotiating person. You need to be optimistic and you need to be a negotiator.”

fall 2012


UMass People A Light in the Studio


NCE AMY FAGIN ’81 discovered manuscript illumination she says she knew that “this was something I could spend the rest of my life exploring and never lose interest in, technically or intellectually.” Fagin studied linguistics and economics as an undergraduate. It took several years to teach herself the craft of illumination—from calligraphy and drafting to painting and giclée printing—but nearly two decades after setting up shop she is so accomplished in manuscript illumination that her work, particularly ketubah (Jewish wedding contracts), is highly sought after. In a studio next to her home in tiny New Salem, Mass., Fagin uses modern tools to carry forward the ancient art of illumination. She sells her brilliantly colored and intricately designed work in galleries, bookstores, museums shops, and on the Internet ( She is also engrossed in a deeply personal project: a series of 25 illuminations titled “Beyond Genocide,” through which she aims to educate viewers about the history of genocide. The series fosters appreciation of the depth of the cultural heritage of places where mass atrocities have occurred, she explains. She researches each piece comprehensively, often immersing herself in history, literature, and art at the Du Bois Library. The series is available for exhibition in museums, schools, or other public institutions. “My hope,” Fagin says, “is that this series will outlive me and provide an experience that people will appreciate, and through the art form gain some modicum of empathy toward another group that has suffered deep injustice.” —Patricia Sullivan

For Love of the Flower


F YOU HAVE EVER bought a bouquet of cut flowers for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or any other special or not so special occasion, chances are they came from Colombia, the world’s second largest exporter and the source of 70 percent of the cut flowers sold in the United States. The emergence of Colombia as a major flower growing country, particularly of carnations, can be attributed to David Cheever ’60. Cheever’s lifelong love affair with plants and flowers began at the early age of 11 when he went to work part time at the Lexington Gardens greenhouses in Lexington, Mass., then a major grower of potted plants. He continued on to the University of Massachusetts Amherst to earn his B.S., in floriculture. S. Arthur Peterson, Inc., a world renowned carnation propagator, also of Lexington, offered him an opportunity to learn the details of this challenging business. Cheever’s awakened passion for Dianthus caryophyllus, “flower of the gods,” set him on his career path as a carnation specialist. Harsh winter weather, rising heating costs and other factors were pushing the carnation-growing business west. Cheever followed and went on to graduate school at Colorado State University. There, in an economics of location theory course, he identified the savannah near Bogota, Colombia, as the perfect carnation location. Cheever explains: “It had the right climate with very little temperature fluctuation and 12 hours of daylight all year; it was close to a major international airport, there were plentiful resources and a good labor pool.” After a couple of years in California, Cheever and three others put up $25,000 each and headed to Colombia to test


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his theory. “We were aiming for Mother’s Day 1970,” he says. They planted in October and hit it right on the mark. Their company, Florámerica, was off to a great start, and so was the new industry. However, disagreements arose among the partners, Carnation maven David Cheever and two years later Cheever was ousted from the company he had helped found. He remained in Colombia and focused on the growing side of the business, providing technical assistance and consulting to other growers, and starting numerous carnation propagation businesses. He retired in 2008 and now spends the winters in Medellin and the summers in New Hampshire. Although he is out of the flower business, Cheever hasn’t lost his touch. He helps tend a family vegetable plot in a community garden in Salem, Mass. Fellow UMass Amherst grad and garden neighbor, Jody Randazzo ’89, of Salem, calls him “our gardener extraordinaire.” —Robert Lindquist

Debby Sabin (right) keeps the fun in therapeutic horseback riding.

“Not Just a Pony Ride”


HEN A HIGH SCHOOL FRIEND of hers was in a car accident that put him in a coma, Debby Sabin ’86 knew her direction in life was sealed. “I watched him learn to walk and talk again, and that’s what made me want to be a therapist,” she says. It took a few more twists of fate before she discovered the innovative kind of therapist she wanted to be. Sabin is founder and director of Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program in Lincoln, Mass., a nonprofit organization that offers therapy for children with a wide variety of significant special needs such as cerebral palsy, spinal injuries, and genetic and terminal illnesses. As it nears its 25th anniversary, Lovelane has 12 certified instructors, plus 100 dedicated volunteers and “side-walkers” on any given week. “We can always use more,” Sabin laughs. The generosity of donors has given Lovelane its own indoor arena with a family viewing room and outdoor ring, all wheelchair accessible; access to public trails; and scholarships for many of its 130 students. “Utilizing a horse for therapy is a uniquely impactful modality,” says Sabin, a registered occupational therapist. “There is a big difference between it and therapy in a traditional setting. Therapeutic riding is so fun, and you

are not locked into the traditional medical model where you have to deal with insurance and graduating a kid if they aren’t reaching measurable attainable goals. Riding means freedom to forget their challenges, to experience personal success and increased self-confidence on the way to getting their therapy. “Everyone is so motivated in this setting,” Sabin says. “A blind kid is cantering and jumping, a child who is quadriplegic is controlling a 1,500-pound horse. You are tapping every area of their being: physical, cognitive, emotional, psychological. It’s a blast!” Above all, Sabin emphasizes the positivity of the work: “It takes the focus off of what’s ‘wrong’ with a kid and allows you to focus on abilities and possibilities.” — Laura Marjorie Miller


EFORE DESIGNING COSTUMES for the New York stage, Kathleen Doyle ’91 cut her teeth on the “guerilla theater” of teaching drama in Boston public schools, a role that required her to be dramaturge, costume designer, set builder, and director all at once. That experience taught her that theater is a deeply collaborative and resourceful process. Doyle’s introduction to costume design came as a stitcher of seams and buttons in the UMass theater department’s costume shop. The costume shop manager, Gayle Strege, taught Doyle that “anything you do in theater, you are likely to redo three times,” from sketches onward. Costuming differs from designing for fashion because the experience is essentially collaborative. “It’s a story we are all telling together,” says Doyle. Costumes marry theater and art to tell a story about the character. “What a character has in his closet, that day, that moment, what would he pull out of his closet to express himself?” Doyle asks. In designing the “Can-Man” for a recent production of Handel’s Xerxes, she imagined how an upper-class character would disguise himself to blend in on the street. To create a Chinese tiger that

would show the influence of fashion on immigrants, Doyle wanted something more fanciful and evocative of mythology than a realistic orange-and-white animal, so she combined Chinese street newspaper displays, paper-cutting art, and Zodiac tradition with a dash of Alexander McQueen. Doyle travels quite a bit in circles that expand outward from the New York theater world and is “crazy about worldwide dress and costumes.” An exhibition she mounted in São Paolo during Carnaval was inspired by the ability that she saw in local people to re-appropriate discarded material for costumes and “make talismans out of junk.” For Doyle, who spent her summer designing stop-motion animated films, as well as puppets and costumes for no fewer than 12 shows across the country, inspiration can arrive at any moment. Pigeons strutting on a windowsill gave Doyle the series of silhouettes she used for a recent animation: “Pigeons in profile are fascinating, but if you look at them straight ahead, they’re like an egg,” she said. “I thought of the fragility of happiness, of life itself, like an egg with life inside.” —LMM Kathleen Doyle’s fanciful design for a Chinese tiger. summer fall 2012 2011



Inspired Costume Design

Mark Peter Hughes ’95G Lemonade Mouth Puckers Up



(Delacorte Press, 2012)

Madeleine (May) Kunin ’56, ’85G (Hon), The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family (Chelsea Green Publishing). Looking back over five decades of advocacy, the first woman governor of Vermont and the first woman in the U.S. to serve three terms as governor analyzes where progress stalled, looks at the successes of other countries, and charts the course for the next feminist revolution. Charles Cate ’61, Notes: A Soldier’s Memoir of World War I (Trafford Publishing). Memoir of wartime military life as experienced by the author’s father and co-author, Clifton J. Cate. Susan Phillips Bari ’67, The Guide to Moving Mom: ...or Dad, or Uncle Henry (or maybe yourself) (CreateSpace). A tell-all guide for those transitioning loved ones to new living arrangements.


ark Peter Hughes ’95G is in a good place: His young adult novel, Lemonade Mouth, masterfully told in the voices of five high school outcasts who form a band, was made into a Disney Channel movie musical. His family received star treatment on the set and he even appears on screen—dressed as a bee. The movie was a huge hit and boosted book sales. A sequel, Lemonade Mouth Puckers Up, will be published in November. At his kitchen table in Wayland, just steps from his backyard writing shack, Hughes projects an appealing wonder at his success while he serves up lemonade. Some luck, but more hard work and talent got him here. Hughes writes 365 days a year and completed his first young adult novel, I Am the Wallpaper, while working full time as a consultant in managed health care. In the summer of 2007, he turned a family vacation into a Lemonade Mouth book tour. With his wife and three small children, he drove an aging minivan 13,000 miles across 38 states to visit 60 bookstores. Hughes showed similar creative initiative after earning an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and working for


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a while in that field. He knew he wanted to continue his education but didn’t have graduate school money, and so he came to campus and stuck his head in office doors until he found a position as a teaching assistant in the math department to finance his master’s degree in public health. Between Lemonade Mouth books, Hughes wrote another well-reviewed young adult novel, A Crack in the Sky. After his midmorning lemonade he’ll return to his desk to work on the second book in that series. “Young adult fiction is a wonderful place to be,” he says. “People never forget their favorite books from when they were young. You can affect lives in a way that adult books rarely can.” —Patricia Sullivan

Philip Handel ’70, ’77G, The Science of Good Food: The Ultimate Reference on How Cooking Works (Robert Rose). This award-winning book, co-authored by Philip Handel, explains the physical and chemical transformations of food. James Callahan ’72G, Headstone (Xlibris). Written under the pen name Brian James, this is a fictional memoir of the author’s father, a charismatic Irishman, and Charlestown in the 1920s and ’30s. Carl Hobbs ’72, The Beach Book: Science of the Shore (Columbia University Press). A professor of marine science outlines the latest information on sea-level rise.

Joseph Carlin ’74G, Cocktails: A Global History (University of Chicago Press). How some of our most popular drinks were invented and traveled around the globe.

Paul Bauer ’78, The Rio Grande: A River Guide to the Geology and Landscapes of Northern New Mexico (New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources). Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for best outdoor adventure guidebook.

Robert H. Blum ’78, Truman Black-Iron (Whiskey Creek Press). Truman Black-Iron is a man with the gift of vision who is searching for freedom; he and succeeding generations with the same name use that gift in their own ways. Malerie Yolen-Cohen ’78, Stay on Route 6: Your Guide to All 3,652 Miles of Transcontinental Route 6 (Create Space). A mile-bymile guide to Route 6.

Joel Zuckerman ’83, Kiawah Golf: The Game’s Elegant Island (The History Press). The whole story of golf on Kiawah. Susan Straight ’84G, Between Heaven and Here (McSweeney’s Books). The third novel of her Rio Seco, California, trilogy. Shirley Carter ’85G, The Roan (Goose River Press). A fictionalized story giving voice to the past by retelling the author’s grandmother’s oral history. Joanne Dobson ’85G and Beverle Graves Myers, Face of the Enemy (Poisoned Pen Press). A first release in a mystery series that explores New York City during World War II.

Norm Robillard ’79, ’84G, Fast Tract Digestion – Heartburn (Self Health Publishing). The first book to address the real cause of acid reflux.

William Henderson ’87G, The Blind Advantage (Harvard Education Press). Henderson describes how his journey into blindness helped him develop key qualities that made him a more effective school principal.

Gary Marmorstein ’80, A Ship Without a Sail: The Life of Lorenz Hart (Simon & Schuster). A biography of the lyrics-writing half of the legendary Broadway team Rodgers and Hart.

Maura Nevel Thomas ’92, ’00G, Personal Productivity Secrets: Do what you never thought possible with your time and attention... and regain control of your life (John Wiley & Sons).

Kathleen Fearing ’83, ’88G, ’95G, Voyage of Dreams, An Irish Memory (Celtic Cat Publishing). A fictionalized account of the author’s grandmother’s emigration to Boston.

Janet MacFayden ’93G, In the Provincelands (Slate Roof Press). The author of two books of poetry, A Newfoundland Journal and In Defense of Stones, has published a new

handsewn chapbook, In the Provincelands.

practices, breathing exercises, and yoga postures.

Elan Barnehama ’95G, Finding Bluefield (Bold Strokes Books). When Barbara Phillips begins her medical residency, she thinks she is headed for an uneventful few years filled with work in an obscure little town where no one knows her—but that changed quickly.

Jules Chametzky, Out of Brownsville: Encounters with Nobel Laureates and Other Jewish Writers—A Cultural Memoir (Meredith Winter Press). This emeritus professor of English has gathered his reminiscences of some of the many writers he has met or known in his half century of reading, writing, and talking about literature.

Rob Roensch ’99, The Wildflowers of Baltimore (Salt Publishing). The winner of the International Scott Prize for Short Stories is releasing this new collection of short stories. Florence Feiereisen ’07G and Alexandra Merley Hill ’09G, Germany in the Loud Twentieth Century: An Introduction (Oxford University Press, USA). Contributors include Maria Stehle ’05G, Christiane Beuerman Lenk ’08G, ’12G, and Brett Van Hoesen ’98G. Jan Theel ’12, Small Town Charm: a Love Story (Amazon Digital Services, Inc.). Set in New England, this book is a happy, feel-good story about love, friendship, and having fun in your life. Edward Bruce Bynum, assistant director of behavioral medicine at University Health Services at UMass Amherst, Dark Light Consciousness: Melanin, Serpent Power, and the Luminous Matrix of Reality (Inner Traditions). Illustrated instructions for meditation

Ruth Jennison, The Zukofsky Era: Modernity, Margins, and the Avant-Garde (The Johns Hopkins University Press). Ruth Jennison, assistant professor of English, shows how the Objectivist poets Louis Zukofsky, George Oppen, and Lorine Niedecker braided their experiences into radical, canon-challenging poetic forms. Jay Neugeboren, The Other Side of the World (Two Dollar Radio). Retired faculty member Jay Neugeboren has written his eighteenth book, a novel of mystery and seduction, taking the reader from the lush forests of Borneo to the streets of Brooklyn and the towns of coastal Maine. Robert Pollin, Back to Full Employment (The MIT Press). Pollin, professor of economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, argues that the United States should put full employment back on the agenda.

Bookmarks includes a selected list of new titles of general interest by alumni and faculty authors. To have your book considered, contact

In Memoriam 1930s Isabel R. Jolma ’33, 5/31/2012, Gardner Nellie M. (Okolo) Foltz ’37, 7/14/2010, San Diego, CA Ruth T. (Todt) Gates ’37, 6/13/2012, Bedford Arthur D. Casey ’38, 1/13/2012, Palm Beach Gardens, FL Gladys C. (Corkum) Gray ’38, 4/25/2012, Medford

1940s John C. Miller ’40, 8/2/2010, Blacksburg, VA Gladys A. (Archibald) Hager ’41, 6/1/2012, Falmouth, ME Edmund T. Hodgen ’41S, 11/30/2011, Gloucester Marian O. (Rumgay) Paton ’41S, 5/7/2012, Troy, ME William C. Peck ’41S, 4/25/2012, Boonton, NJ Frederick E. Smith ’41, 4/19/2012, Woods Hole Katherine (Callahan) Smith ’41, 4/11/2012, Braintree Douglas M. Surgenor ’41G, 8/6/2011, Peterborough, NH Constance Beauregard ’42, 4/1/2012, Westfield George W. Gaumond ’42, 1/31/2011, Bradenton, FL Dorothy Grayson ’42, 4/13/2012, Denver, CO Frances A. (Avella) Westfall ’42, 3/28/2012, Albany, NY Henry S. Wyzan ’42, 3/29/2012, St. Augustine, FL Anne C. (Cohen) Cederholm ’43, 3/14/2012, Bastrop, TX Elizabeth (Mcintyre) Bourgeois ’44, 8/12/2011,


Rachel (Lyman) Pierson ’45, 5/2/2012, Stony Point, NY Faith (Clapp) Fletcher ’46, 5/28/2012, Lee Shirley (Brigham) Friberg ’46, 6/16/2012, Watchung, NJ Sidney N. Black ’47, 11/7/2011, Evanston, IL David G. Bush ’47, 6/10/2012, Rochester, NY Steven L. Hollis ’47, 3/1/2012, New London, NH Anne L. (Powers) McCarthy ’47, 7/8/2012, Braintree Thomas J. Army ’48, ’50G, 5/20/2012, Golden, CO George D. Butler, Jr. ’48, 5/16/2012, Chandler, AZ George W. Doten ’48, ’50G, 7/2/2012, Portland, CT Robert T. Hogg ’48S, 6/11/2012, Wakefield Charles F. Rockey, Jr. ’48, 5/11/2012, Easthampton Theodore St. Palley ’48, 6/15/2011, Lake Village, AR Elizabeth A. (Young) Huening ’49, 5/16/2011,

Lawrenceville, GA

Calvin D. Lipston ’49, 3/19/2012, Fresno, CA David Yarosh ’49, 2/24/2012, Highland Beach, FL Theodore J. Ziemba ’49, 5/21/2011, Hastings, NE

1950s Daniel G. Alex ’50, 7/5/2012, Salem Paul E. Bennett ’50, 7/16/2012, Evansville, IN Edward F. Cousineau ’50, 6/12/2012, Succasunna, NJ Carl I. Cutler ’50, 2/12/2012, Manchester, NH Randall L. Dean ’50, 9/2/2011, Shrewsbury William G. Dunn ’50, ’81H, 6/6/2012, Lenox John P. Kieronski ’50, 7/16/2012, Charlotte, NC Gunnar K. Koskinen ’50, 1/28/2012, Glen Falls, NY Francis E. Lajoie ’50, 5/1/2012, Orleans John A. Oliver ’50, 3/29/2012, Flint, MI Robert J. Tisdell ’50, 3/31/2012, Worcester Charles F. Bamford ’51, 7/11/2012, Beverly Janet (Smith) Birnie ’51, 6/20/2012, Enfield, CT Edwin E. Devine ’51, 5/22/2012, Scituate Irving M. Diamond ’51, 3/21/2012, Boca Raton, FL Robert F. Fedel ’51, 12/20/2011, Sarasota, Fl Kenneth F. Mailloux ’51, 9/18/2011, Skillman, NJ

Edward C. Purrington III ’51, 4/14/2012, Washington, DC Mae-Louise (Jezyk) Baker ’52, 5/2/2012, Tallahassee, FL Leonard G. Doak ’52, 7/15/2012, Palm Desert, CA Denton B. Harris ’52, 4/4/2012, Tiverton, RI Raymond D. Holmes ’52, 4/2/2012, Seekonk Richard W. Willson ’52, 5/27/2012, Wolfeboro, NH Joan (Miklas) Fraser ’53, 4/29/2012, Malden John H. Ritter ’53, 5/14/2012, North Port, FL Edward J. Theroux ’53, 6/17/2012, Beaufort, SC A. Roy Fogelgren ’54, 6/18/2012, Hyannis Raymond A. Letourneau ’54, 11/21/2011, Fairhaven Edward R. McLaughlin ’54, 10/28/2011, New Port

Richey, FL

Irving T. Pearson ’54, 4/24/2012, Rotonda West, FL Robert E. Pywell ’54, 6/24/2012, Roseville, CA Paul P. DiVincenzo ’55, 4/3/2012, Beverly James L. Kidd ’55, 5/19/2012, Punta Gorda, FL Joseph W. Mizula ’55, 7/16/2012, Houston, TX Allen Paro ’55, 6/18/2012, Middleborough Richard C. Swain ’55, 6/1/2012, Wilbraham Edward M. Swartz ’55, 9/4/2012, Chestnut Hill Louis Allessio ’56S, 5/29/2012, Westfield Robert W. Francis ’56, 5/13/2012, Geneva, IL Eugene L. Turgeon ’56, 6/25/2012, Osterville James B. Gorman ’57, 6/29/2012, Longview, WA Eloi J. Laliberte ’57, 6/18/2012, Chicopee John B. Palmer ’57, 1/2/2011, Lynchburg, VA David L. McCarthy ’58S, 4/17/2012, Centerville Joan F. (Hamm) Richardson ’58, 3/22/2011, Grand

Junction, CO

Alan Riley ’59, 3/23/2012, Reading

1960s Harold B. Dutton III ’60, 4/4/2012, Sun City, SC Stanley J. Soja ’60, 5/16/2012, Glenville, NY Kiyoshi Tsuji ’56G, ’60G, 6/30/2012, Kalamazoo, MI Harriet (Lillard) Blyler ’61, 7/11/2012, Basking

Ridge, NJ

Donald E. Vigeant ’61, 1/18/2011, Colonie, NY Lloyd S. Emerson ’62G, 5/7/2012, Springfield Judith (Jarvela) Hoehn ’62, 9/24/2010, Lunenburg Edward A. Arees ’63G, 2/12/2011, Sudbury Fred L. Beck ’63, 12/1/2011, Denver, CO Russell W. Couture ’63, 4/19/2012, Durham, NH Harry M. Morrissey ’63, 4/23/2012, Canton, CT William J. Porter ’63, 11/30/2011, Kerrville, TX Richard W. Darlow ’64, 6/30/2011, Worcester Charles E. Gittins, Jr. ’64, 5/19/2012, Millis Frederick P. Thurberg ’64, ’66G, 4/22/2012, Guilford, CT Susan P. (Berenson) Bradie ’65, 6/1/2012, Franklin Raymond E. Melo ’65, 4/13/2012, Millis Leonard A. Stolzberg ’65G, 5/23/2012, Pittsfield Linnie Butts ’66, 4/9/2010, Lake Geneva, WI Joan M. (Blackler) Janes ’66G, 4/21/2012, Haverhill Robert C. Conway ’67, 2/6/2010, Carver Norman F. Haard ’67G, 6/29/2012, Magalia, CA Bruce F. MacCombie ’67, ’68G, ’86H, 5/2/2012,


Jerrold L. Patz ’67, ’68G, 2/17/2012, Jacksonville, FL John J. Frado ’68S, ’68, ’75G, 6/20/2012, Winchester, NH C. David Heymann ’69G, 5/9/2012, Manhattan, NY Katherine (Sophos) York ’69, 4/10/2012, Chelmsford

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1970s Paul V. Barnes ’70, 3/8/2011, Woburn Carol J. MacArthur ’70G, 4/4/2012, Dalton Helen R. (Juhl) Norwood ’70, 7/13/2012, Greenfield John C. Yaney ’70, 7/4/2012, Whitman David H. Lepard ’71G, 4/2/2012, Lincoln, NE William J. Manning ’71, 1/24/2012, Winterport, ME John David Retallick ’71, 4/22/2012, Ft Myers, FL Joyce A. Santagate ’71, 9/14/2011, Framingham Annebelle L. (Blanchette) Scavuzzo ’71, 10/13/2012,

Buzzards Bay

Christopher E. Teehan ’71, 4/16/2012, Pomfret Center,


George F. Averill ’72S, 7/10/2012, Wareham John R. Lynch ’72G, 5/10/2012, Springfield Edgar A. Harder ’73, 5/16/2012, Old Saybrook, CT Susan M. Smith ’73, 5/27/2012, Yarmouth, ME Charles F. Angell ’67G, ’74G, 6/13/2012,

East Bridgewater

John M. Foley ’72G, ’74G, 5/3/2012, Columbia, MO Charles R. Hagins ’74, 6/22/2012, Worcester Marie A. Kirchberger ’74, ’85G, 10/20/2010,


Charles W. Quinlan ’74G, 4/14/2012, Alexandria

Township, NJ

Daniel S. Keary ’75S, 1/6/2012, South Yarmouth Mary E. (Carnazza) Mowatt ’75, 5/15/2012, Caribou, ME Seymour Pollock ’75G, 3/30/2012, Homestead, FL Thomas S. Wilson ’76, 7/18/2011, Mooresville, NC Joseph R. Cotter ’77, 3/31/2012, Eagle Creek, OR Judith R. Elam ’77G, 6/6/2012, Williamsburg, VA Kenneth R. Halliday ’77G, 7/16/2012, Athens, Ohio Patrick E. Ruddy ’75S, ’77, 6/28/2012, Somerset Michael D. Beaulieu ’78, 5/12/2012, Easthampton Elizabeth C. Kayser ’78, 6/3/2012, West Springfield Mindy Lederman ’78, 5/8/2012, Bradenton, FL Aloysius Emmet Logue ’78, 6/7/2011, Richmond, VA Eric R. Coble ’79, 8/17/2011, Marion Daniel R. Eignor ’79G, 5/25/2012, West Amwell, NJ Janet C. (Mero) Eros ’79, 9/17/2011, Centerville Carol B. Gilmore ’74G, ’79G, 5/9/2012, Charleston, ME Judith A. Hoyt ’79, 9/5/2010, Haverhill Helen D. (Dubose) Jennings ’79, 2/17/2010, Worcester

1980s Marcia R. Lutz ’80, 4/23/2012, Arlington, VA Leo E. Beaulieu ’81, 3/28/2012, Knoxville, TN Mark R. Ahern ’82, 6/3/2012, Charlotte, NC Bertille (Horton) Dragon ’82, 4/15/2012, Hadley Joseph J. Kosman ’80G, ’82G, 5/12/2012, Bear, DE Judith A. (Arleo) Tessein ’82, 6/2/2012, Concord Thomas Walkowiak ’82, 1/9/2012, Chicago, IL Ann H. Borton ’83G, 4/11/2012, Conway Roland R. Ridgeway ’83G, 6/8/2012, Middletown, DE Edward G. Rogers ’83, 4/7/2012, Westfield Laura S. (Koester) Stanley ’83, 4/19/2012, Springfield Raymond E. Avery ’85G, 3/26/2010, Holyoke Marie A. Kirchberger ’74, ’85G, 10/20/2010,


Thomas J. Romano ’85G, 5/18/2012, Worcester Daniel J. Brown ’86, 6/6/2012, Hopedale Lawrence E. Dwight, Jr. ’86, 5/14/2012, Wilton, ME Scott R. Stewart ’87, 5/20/2012, West Warwick, RI Loni McGrath ’88, 3/23/2012, Norton Scott R. Whalen ’88, 5/4/2012, Chelmsford Jennifer L. (Kizner) Goldfarb ’89, ’93G, 10/27/2010,

Long Lake , MN

Jeannette C. Roberge ’89, 3/23/2012, Whately

1990s Christopher J. Schlosser ’91, 2/22/2012, Danvers Cheryl A. Paszko ’92, 6/29/2012, Northampton

Back in the Day Football and Romance


rthur I. Cohen ’41, age 92, recently sat down with his daughter, Nancy Eve Cohen ’80, a public radio reporter who teaches in the UMass journalism program, to relate his memories of UMass Amherst when it was still Massachusetts State College. Nancy Eve Cohen shares the story behind this photograph: My father joined the freshman football team in 1937. He was a scrawny 145 pounds and had never played on an organized sports team in his life. The football team was very different back then. My father says for his first game he hadn’t been issued a helmet so he picked one up off the field that was too big. September 19, 1938, turned out to be a very big day for him. He played his first varsity game—and he made the winning touchdown. That night he went to a victory dance where he met my mother, Florence Goldberg, who attended Mass State for two years before transferring. He says she was so popular he had to wait three months to get a date with her. Five years later they got married; they celebrated their 69th anniversary in June.

Arthur I. Cohen (above) made a game-winning 55-yard touchdown run for the Statesmen in 1938. At the victory dance, he met his future wife, Florence Goldberg (shown between two of her Sigma Iota sisters).

Rahima C. Wade ’92G, 3/27/2012, Greenfield Walter Ransom Siler ’95G, 5/9/2012, Houston, TX Todd E. Dorsey ’96, 7/13/2011, Woodstock, VT Brian P. Burgess ’98, 3/11/2010, Haverhill

2000s Howard M. Ziff ’00H, 4/10/2012, Amherst Theresa D. Howland ’01, 5/13/2012, Leominster Shannon M. Hayward ’02G, 3/15/2012, Salem

Stasia A. Robinson ’03, 4/8/2012, Keeseville, NY Alex K. Keefe ’08, 4/24/2012, Westfield Christopher A. Nichols ’09, 5/12/2012, Grantham, NH

Faculty Alexander Chajes, 6/13/2012, Amherst Margaret B. Cline, 6/8/2012, Keene, NH William G. Dunn ’50, ’81H, 6/6/2012, Lenox Oswald Farquhar, 5/30/2012, Amherst

Denton B. Harris ’52, 4/4/2012 Tiverton, RI Bruce F. MacCombie ’67, ’68G, ’86H, 5/2/2012,


Alfred H. Mathieson, 5/2/2012, Amherst George Albert Russell, 4/11/2012, Portsmouth, NH John W. Wideman, 5/10/2012, Agawam Howard M. Ziff ’00H, 4/10/2012, Amherst

fall 2012



Following the Fight By Dan Lamothe ’04 URING MY FIRST embedded journalism assignment in Afghanistan, an excited Marine lance corporal broke the news to me cheerfully: “Dude, you totally have to come on patrol with us today!” he said. “We’re gonna get shot at!” That anecdote from 2010 helps to illustrate the mindset that goes with covering combat operations in a war zone. Those who try it find themselves in another world in which danger can kick up at a moment’s notice, yielding both hazards to your health and compelling stories that need to be told. For nearly five years, I’ve worked for the Military Times newspaper chain, an independent organization that covers the military as closely as any media company in the game. I’ve spent about three months in Afghanistan so far, and likely will visit again this fall, as thousands of troops return home as part of a drawdown in forces ordered by President Obama. The war isn’t over: It’s expected there will still be 68,000 U.S. troops deployed in October, and it’s my duty to analyze where things stand and make sure their stories are told. That’s the high-profile part of the job. The rest of the time, I work from northern Virginia, visiting both the Pentagon and Marine Corps Base Quantico regularly to seek details about shifts in policy, new equipment,

Lamothe in April atop the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan.



Dan Lamothe files a story electronically by satellite from a machine gun post in Kajaki, Afghanistan.

and what senior leaders want to change about the Marine Corps. It takes time and effort to build an understanding of the subject matter and trust with people who can help, but covering the military feels like home now. Where did I get my start in serious journalism? Most of it came

variety of professors who pushed me to think critically and consider the second- and third-order effects of what I published. First and foremost in that regard was the late Howard Ziff, the founder of the journalism department. By the time we crossed paths, he was retired and teaching only part-time, but he pushed me to

Danger can kick up at a moment’s notice, yielding both hazards to your health and compelling stories that need to be told. at the University of Massachusetts, where I was one of many students who labored late into the night to produce the Daily Collegian, the student-run daily paper on campus. The experience taught me how to take criticism constructively, multitask on limited rest, and plan ahead for as many curveballs as possible. It’s no surprise that one of the proudest successes for me and many of my fellow Collegian veterans was our coverage of the 9/11 attacks. We pulled together to produce a deeply personal special issue despite sharing the same fears about our future as everyone else. On the 10th anniversary of that day last fall, many of us proudly recalled that experience. There also was the classroom aspect to my journalism experience at UMass. I was blessed to have a

extend beyond comfort zones and reach for my potential. Professors Madeleine Blais, B.J. Roche, Norm Sims, and Nick McBride also all played vital roles in my development, and remain on campus in varying roles today. Given the nature of the job, I sometimes get asked if it’s hard being a war correspondent. The answer is obvious: Yes, it is. It’s stressful for family, friends, and me, and probably not something I should do forever. It’s also deeply rewarding, however, especially in those moments when I can help military families understand what their loved ones are going through, or help someone heal by giving voice to their story and relating my own experiences under fire. There are many ways to serve our country. I’m proud to do my part.

Lamothe is an award-winning senior writer with Marine Corps Times. You can follow his work on Twitter @DanLamothe. 40 Dan umass amherst

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As a high school senior, Jim Buonomo ’74, ’76G didn’t plan on applying to UMass Amherst. His parents thought a school closer to his Shrewsbury home would be more affordable. A trip to Amherst with a high school buddy convinced Buonomo that he could manage the cost as well as thrive. “I found UMass exhilarating. I got to meet a lot of different people from all walks of life and all parts of the world,” recalls Buonomo. High school sweethearts, the Buonomos married when Jim was a senior. While her husband was a student, Paula worked at the College of Engineering and the Alumni Office. After earning a master’s degree from the Isenberg School of Management, Jim moved into the business world. His successful career ended this year when he retired as chief financial officer from Nypro Inc., a Massachusetts-based plastics company with 17,000 employees. Jim’s retirement prompted the Buonomos to consider estate planning and making a planned gift, which is tax efficient, and helped them fulfill their desire to make UMass Amherst a beneficiary. “We both received quality educations and feel fortunate to be able to offer similar opportunities for today’s youth,” explains Paula. “We have enjoyed working with and mentoring young people in our careers and with various organizations.” The Buonomos have another motive for making a generous gift. “We want to see UMass become more widely recognized and respected,” says Jim.

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Douglas R. Cliggott ’78 Former US Equity Strategist Credit Suisse (USA) Inc.

Benjamin R. Happ ’98 Director, Prime Services Credit Suisse (USA) Inc

George R. Ditomassi, Jr. ’57, ’96Hon (Retired) Chief Operating Officer, Hasbro, Inc. and President of Hasbro International

George K. Hertz ’69, ’73MPA Chief of Staff Massport

Paul S. Doherty President & Co-Founder Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury, & Murphy

Melvin Howard ’57 (Retired) Vice Chairman Xerox Corporation

George “Trigger” Burke ’56, ’96Hon Clerk Attorney, Burke, Cunningham & Burke

Robert L. Epstein ’67 President Horizon Beverage Company

James G. Hunt ’77 Partner Hunt & Piech Dental

Michael A. Leto* Executive Director UMass Amherst Foundation Vice Chancellor for Development & Alumni Relations, UMass Amherst

Kenneth R. Feinberg ’67, ’02Hon Founder & Managing Partner Feinberg Rozen, LLP

Pamela M. Jacobs ’69 Past President Washington D.C. UMass Amherst Alumni Club

Richard M. Kelleher ’76 President Chairman, CEO & Founder Pyramid Advisors, LLC Robert M. Mahoney ’70 Vice President President and CEO Belmont Savings Bank


Michael T. Foley ’72 Gastroenterologist Steward Health Care System

Thomas F. Ackerman ’76 Corporate Ex VP & CFO Charles River Laboratories, International Inc.

David G. Fubini ’76 Director McKinsey & Company

C. Marjorie Aelion ’80* Dean School of Public Health and Health Sciences UMass Amherst

Mark Fuller* Dean, Isenberg School of Management UMass Amherst

John A. Armstrong, ’03HA (Retired) Vice President Science and Technology, IBM Former Vice President, UMAF Board Henry L. Barr ’68 Senior Partner Barr & Cole, Attorneys at Law Joseph F. Bartolomeo* Chair, Department of English UMass Amherst Douglas A. Berthiaume ’71, ’05Hon Chairman, President & CEO Waters Corporation Brent B. Bottamini ’98 Portfolio Manager Manulife Asset Management Robert B. Brack ’60 Senior Executive Barker Steel David B. Breed ’69 Chairman and Founder Cadence Capital Management John L. Brooks, III ’72, ’73MBA President & CEO Joslin Diabetes Center Paul J. Carney ’82

Beth C. Gamel ’78MS Executive Vice President Pillar Financial Advisors Nan Giner ’82 Partner WilmerHale Merrily C. Glosband ’68 Consultant to Museums and Nonprofits Steve D. Goodwin* Dean, College of Natural Sciences UMass Amherst Ronald F. Grasso ’92* Alumni Association President First VP, Wealth Management Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Inc. Hoahao Guo ’11 Audit Associate Deloitte & Touche LLP

James “Jess” Kane ’70 Founding Partner Kane Tesini Soporowski & Associates LLP Past President UMass Amherst Alumni Association Matthew O. Littlefield ’99 Vice President Barclays Wealth Gordon N. Oakes, Jr. ’63, ’88Hon (Retired) Co-Founder Oakes Interactive, Inc. Patricia A. Parcellin ’81 Senior Vice President State Street Bank & Trust Company Andrew T. Rudd Chairman and CEO Advisor Software, Inc. John N. Spinney, Jr. ’87 Partner/COO/CFO Bracebridge Capital, LLC James V. Staros* Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs UMass Amherst Kumble R. Subbaswamy* Chancellor UMass Amherst Matthew F. Sutton ’86 Managing Partner Lionheart Ventures

Dev V. Gupta ’77PhD Chairman and CEO NewLANS

Patrick J. Veale President William Gallagher Associates Insurance Agency

Susan Hagedorn ’77 Professor Emerita University of Colorado


D. Gibson Hammond, Jr. ’77 (Retired) Partner Deloitte & Touche LLP

Eugene M. Isenberg ’50, ’00Hon (Retired) Chairman & CEO Nabors Industries, Inc. Former President, UMAF Board * Ex-Officio Directors


DEAR ALUMNI & FRIENDS, Our impact on society by creating pathways to careers and translational research that makes a positive and sustainable difference in the lives of our fellow citizens is increasingly being recognized by our alumni and friends. In the face of the most daunting economy in decades, in every category of giving, donors have helped sustain a rising tide of record giving that began a few years ago. The support and goodwill of our loyal and dedicated supporters is central to our ongoing success, a fact that we will never take for granted, in good or bad times. We are grateful for the increasing numbers of donors who made investments in scholarships, programs, faculty, research, and facilities. Fiscal year 2011-12 broke records for the number of new donors: 5,244. Another cheering trend is the increase in giving from faculty and staff. It bespeaks of a strong commitment to this campus and a fierce determination to maintain our excellence. Notable too is the strong performance of the Senior Class Campaign. It reflects the appreciation of an ever-more-talented student body taking in the education it has received—truly a case of excellence begetting excellence. We take seriously our responsibility to invest in our mission. Your gifts— from current use to estate gifts—impact today and tomorrow. With your generosity, our endowment has risen by $8.7 million. Giving via bequests, a bulwark of institutional well-being, also reached a record high this year. More people than ever believe enough in this campus to sign on to a commitment going beyond their own lifetimes. It means more people in Massachusetts and elsewhere are seeing just how valuable UMass Amherst is to the well-being of the Commonwealth and the nation.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Fulfilling Dreams


Advancing the Mission


Leading New Discoveries


Creating Knowledge


Building Excellence


Founders Circle


Leadership Giving Circle


Matching Companies


The William Smith Clark Society


Organizational Donors




Fiscal Year 2011-12 Gifts


The support that donors of all kinds provide is the most meaningful of all endorsements of our mission and how we are going about realizing it. We offer abundant thanks to all of you who have helped our never-ending quest for a greater today and tomorrow.

Michael A. Leto Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations Executive Director UMass Amherst Foundation

Editor Judith B. Cameron ’75 Design by Zoe Design Works Photos by John Solem All donor lists have been carefully reviewed for accuracy. We sincerely apologize if any names were missed. Please address any errors or omissions to: Janet Muzzy, director of stewardship and donor relations 413.545.5473,


Fulfilling Dreams ◆


When Kevin Okiah LASTING IMPACTS ’13, an electrical FROM SCHOLARSHIPS engineering major,

received a scholarship from the Simon and Satenig Ermonian Scholarship Fund, he was able to work fewer hours at a part-time job. “That helped my GPA and I am really grateful,” says Okiah. Okiah is the kind of student Krikor Ermonian ’52 had in mind when, more than 25 years ago, he endowed the fund in honor of his parents. Ermonian, who received his degree on the G.I. Bill and worked as a civil engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, wanted to help students finish their degrees. As a history buff, he also wanted to help students majoring in history as well as engineering. With a new $500,000 planned gift, his philanthropy will reach even more students.


The Ermonian scholarships have had a lasting impact on students. Thomas Gostanian ’12 received a scholarship in his junior year. “I had not received a scholarship before for academics. It really meant something to me that there would be fruits of my labor,” says Gostanian, who graduated with a degree in chemical engineering. Sara Robinson ’12, a history major, was also delighted to receive a scholarship from the Ermonian fund. “It was pretty cool to get recognition for all the hard work. I didn’t expect it from a large university,” she explained. Daniel McDonald ’12, another history major, says his Latin American concentration was an intense curriculum. “It was nice to be recognized and it meant a lot to me. The financial support was very much welcomed,” he noted.

Each year several history and engineering majors receive financial assistance from the Ermonian Scholarship Fund. Right, recipients from the 2011-2012 academic year.




EMERGENCY FUNDS FOR MUSICIANS & ARTISTS As a first-year student at UMass Amherst, Thomas F. Parker ’72 flunked out of his music education major. But then he found his calling: mass communication and, later, artist management. “Music was a bump in the road,” recalls Parker, who owns Parker Artists, a Manhattan firm that represents well-known classical musicians. However, Parker has not forgotten the challenges of majoring in music and visual arts and the extra costs that come with it, such as buying music or traveling for a special event. In 2000, he endowed the Thomas F. Parker Arts Fund for Student Initiatives, which has been augmented by an estate gift that will have a significant impact on easing the financial burden of students who are working on performing or visual arts projects, especially for emergency or unanticipated costs. The awards are critical to students. Parker says his first gift nearly 30 years ago was for $200, the amount needed by a student to return to campus. “That $200 gift showed me that something meaningful could be done with a small amount of money that meant the world for the recipient,” he says. John I. Mange Jr., who graduated in May and began

Music teacher John I. Mange Jr. received an emergency grant to help pay for his capstone recital before graduating in May.

teaching music in Stoughton, Mass., this fall, received a grant from the Parker Fund to defray costs associated with his capstone recital in which he conducted classical music and authored a research paper. The music alone cost $425 and a professional harpist $500. Mange, a trumpet player who was recognized as a 21st Century Leader at commencement, says the Parker funds made a difference and validated his career choice. “Music has the ability to create and strengthen our social bonds, challenge us both intellectually and emotionally, and express aspects of the human experience that cannot be verbalized or visualized,” he says.

SCHOLARSHIP LEADS TO INTERNSHIP AT SCOTTISH GOLF COURSE By establishing a scholarship fund, the late Geoffrey Cornish ’50, ’87Hon, a celebrated golf course architect, wished to give one student a year a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an internship at a famous golf course. This summer both Cornish’s wish and a dream of Peter White ’13 were fulfilled. White is the first recipient of the $58,000 Geoffrey and Carol Cornish Fund for Enhanced Learning Opportunities. He was dispatched to the peninsula of Kintyre, Scotland, where he worked at the Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, one of the world’s few golf courses built with minimum disruption to the environment. White, whose travel expenses, housing, and stipend were covered by the Cornish Fund, spent the summer working and learning at the 18-hole course on the shores of the Atlantic. He says he gained experience in sustainable management of the greens. “My internship taught me how to grow grass in an environmentally responsible way, but also how to adapt to a new system and culture,” says White, who lives


Peter White spent his summer working on a golf course in Scotland thanks to a scholarship designed to create unique internships.

in Worcester, Mass., and earned a Stockbridge degree in 2011. He notes, “I never imagined traveling outside the country to work on a golf course.” White, president of the UMass Amherst Turf Club, says he is grateful to Cornish, who died in February at 97, for the scholarship as well as for his support to the campus turf management program, considered one of the best in the country. Cornish designed more than 250 golf courses worldwide and wrote several textbooks on golf course construction.

GIFT HELPS STUDENTS GO GLOBAL As a businessman with international clients, Philip E. Norment ’81, ’84MBA believes that gaining a global perspective offers a multitude of benefits, especially acquiring a deeper understanding of other cultures and sharper critical thinking skills. With a $120,000 gift from Norment and his wife, Maureen A. Shiels ’82, ’84MBA, for study abroad, the couple hopes their endowment will offer students in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences opportunities that will enrich their education. “Study abroad programs are an effective way to broaden experiences to avoid having an insular point of view of the world,” says Norment, president of Operations Partner, Platinum Equity, a Los Angeles based private equity firm with an office in Dedham, Mass. Shiels says she hopes students can study abroad regardless of personal circumstances.

Gabriela Corbera ’13, a sociology and political science major, knows firsthand the value of study abroad. She spent six weeks in Cambodia this past summer, researching gender politics and learning Khmer. “My experience in Cambodia was unlike any I’ve ever had before and the learning has been tremendous,” she notes. Corbera says she now has a better understanding of some of the developing world’s most important issues such as Western colonization, democracy, nation building and the “blessing or curse of foreign assistance.” Besides helping to finance study abroad experiences, Norment and Shiels have had a long commitment to investing in UMass Amherst, where they met in the Bluewall when both were graduate students in the School of Management. They both enrolled in UMass for its affordability, quality of education, and diversity of majors and people. “UMass is underfunded by the state, so we always felt that whatever we could give would be meaningful to the campus,” says Norment.

Gabriela Corbera gained a deeper understanding of Cambodia after her six-week study abroad experience in the southeast Asian country.


Advancing Mission the




In 1863, leaders in Massachusetts agriculture seized the opportunity to create a land-grant college under the Morrill Act. They founded Massachusetts Agricultural College by buying 310 acres of farmland in Amherst and establishing a curriculum combining modern farming, science, technical courses, and liberal arts. Over the years the needs of a growing university pushed farmland and agricultural research to off-campus sites in Hadley, Belchertown, and South Deerfield. The creation of the Agricultural Learning Center, on 50 acres off North Pleasant Street, will bring farming back to within walking distance of the campus. The Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation, a nonprofit, member organization, has made a $500,000 commitment to the new center to encourage student interest in agriculture. Plans call for a 19th-century horse barn to be relocated to the parcel and serve as the hub of agricultural learning. “This center will solidify the role of agriculture at UMass

for the future and provide a hands-on learning laboratory on campus,” says A. Richard Bonanno, president of the farm bureau. Wesley Autio ’82MS, ’85PhD, director of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, says the planned center will be the centerpiece of agricultural education and outreach programs. “It will be a visible symbol of the importance of agriculture to UMass, the Pioneer Valley, and the Commonwealth,” says Autio. Students will have opportunities for hands-on education from food and animal production to the management of aesthetic and recreational landscapes. Besides educating future farmers, Bonanno says, research innovations will keep the state’s agricultural sector strong and provide solutions for feeding a planet undergoing explosive population growth. “We need to have good research and technology to meet future demands,” explains Bonanno. The farm bureau, composed of 6,000 diverse small and large farms, has put its faith in UMass Amherst to keep farming enterprises afloat. “In 150 years, the land grant universities have made great accomplishments, and even with the dramatic changes in agriculture, land-grants will be needed for the next 150 years,” believes Bonanno.

A new Agricultural Learning Center within walking distance of campus will expand opportunities to learn about food and animal production and the management of aesthetic and recreational landscapes.




DONORS HEED HIS CALL Dan Lyons ’12 graduated from UMass Amherst in May having raised a record-setting $535,439 for his alma mater during his four years working for the Annual Fund Phone Program. Each year, 120 students like Lyons call parents, alumni, and campus friends to share reasons for making gifts to the state’s flagship school. They raise about $2 million for a multitude of purposes from scholarships to supporting programs that enhance undergraduate education. A management major at the Isenberg School of Management, Lyons split his college costs with his family; he paid for his half through his job at the Annual Fund Phone Program and through summer employment. In an inauspicious beginning, Lyons struck out on his first day as an Annual Fund caller. “I spoke to 20 people,” he recalls, “and I was refused 20 times.” He found more success when he learned to talk about common UMass experiences or campus progress. Among his most memorable calls were to a grad who remembered Julius Erving ’86UWW, ’86GHon blowing by him on the basketball court for a dunk. Sarah Sligo ’00, executive director of annual giving and a former student caller, says the phone program serves as a foundation of campus philanthropy. Students speak with 73,000 people a year and 38 percent of those connections result in pledges. As for Lyons, he’s putting his Annual Fund work experience to good use at his job at the Start Group in Andover, Mass., a recruitment firm, where he expertly works the phones.

In his four years at UMass Amherst, Dan Lyons broke the record for funds raised by a single student through the Annual Fund Phone Program, which supports a variety of purposes.


GIFT TO BENEFIT SCHOOL COUNSELORS In 1958, the year after the launch of Sputnik, the federal government decided that one way to overtake the Soviets in space was to better prepare students in math and sciences. The National Defense Education Act was created to fund college education programs and prepare school counselors to guide students into the disciplines essential for a robust space program. At the time, Ronald H. Fredrickson was a graduate student at the University of WisconsinMadison. In 1963 he joined the faculty of the UMass Amherst School of Education and became a leader in the preparation of school counselors and counseling research. “I was always interested in answering the questions ‘So what? Are we doing any good? And what are the outcomes of our efforts?’” he says. He pursued this interest and helped build recognition for the importance of school counselors. Fredrickson, who retired

ALUMNUS UNDERWRITES BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION At the tender age of 8, Earl W. Stafford ’76 started his first business, a corner hotdog stand in his hometown of Mount Holly, New Jersey. That early experience helped shape his career. After 20 years in the military he founded Universal Systems & Technology Inc. (UNITECH), a 350-employee firm based in Virginia, which was sold in 2009. Now he devotes his time to The Stafford Foundation, a charitable organization, and The Wentworth Group LLC, a business consulting firm. Entrepreneurship, says Stafford, is key to success in the business world and should be a foundation for students at the Isenberg School of Management.

in 1992, fortified his work with research. In his 29 years of teaching, Fredrickson laid the groundwork for founding the Center for School Counseling Outcome Research. The center, the nation’s only one of its kind, will bear his name after a couple, who wish to remain anonymous, made a $100,000 gift to the center. The Ronald Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation celebrated its tenth anniversary in October.

This gift ultimately will help improve the education of thousands of students. ”

John C. Carey, director of the center, says the gift will strengthen the center’s ability to disseminate its research to practitioners around the country. Grants and contracts have funded the center’s outcome research, while revenue for dissemination of research is limited. “This gift ultimately will help improve the education of thousands of students whose counselors will have knowledge of best practices,” says Carey.

Hence, he has made a $250,000 commitment to support a business plan competition. “Students should get exposure to the entrepreneurial process and writing a business plan and having a competition is a wonderful way to do that,” he says. Open to sophomores, the competition will begin this fall. The prize will come in the form of a scholarship. The competition is a perfect fit for the Isenberg curriculum, says Dean Mark A. Fuller. “Our culture is an incubator for global business leaders and our students are exposed to an innovative business education with interdisciplinary study and cutting edge research,” says Fuller. Stafford says the business plan competition will enhance the student experience and augment classroom learning. “By putting a business plan together students can draw on what they are learning from their professors. It makes it real for them,” says Stafford.


Leading Discoveries new



Shelly Peyton, a faculty member in the chemical engineering department since January 2011, is already a trailblazer. She is one of the few researchers combining engineering and biology in a quest to find treatments for fatal diseases. In her lab, she fabricates human-like synthetic tissues, eliminating the need to experiment with animals, to test different therapies for treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other drug resistant terminal illnesses. Her approach is non-traditional and doesn’t often fit criteria for major government grants. But her lab and the hiring of a graduate research assistant received a boost from the Dr. Barry and Mrs. Afsaneh Siadat Chemical Engineering Early Career Faculty Development Award, a five-year, $150,000 gift. “This award is very important from the perspective that it gives us initial funding in this novel area for engineers to work on,” says Peyton. Siadat ’77MS, ’79PhD says he and his wife, Afsaneh, who attended UMass when her husband was in graduate school, made the gift based on a belief that often innovation comes from outside established areas. “Progress and innovation come from an interface between one discipline and another. Researchers who focus in areas that don’t fit into one bucket



find things that others overlook,” explains Siadat, who has held leadership positions in technology-based corporations and is now managing director of SK Capital Partners, a firm he cofounded. At UMass Amherst, Siadat said his graduate education crossed boundaries, his master’s degree was in polymer science and his doctorate was in chemical engineering. “As an interdisciplinary guy, I was able to connect the dots early in my career and achieve a level of success,” says Siadat.

Shelly Peyton, chemical engineering faculty member, and Thuy Nguyen ’16PhD plan to publish a paper based on research they conducted using new biomaterials to test drug efficacy on tumors.



The impact of a $2.8 million gift by a pair of philanthropic peace activists to establish a chair in the study of nonviolent direct action and civil resistance will reach well beyond campus. By creating science-based interdisciplinary knowledge the initiative will transform conflict and increase social justice. The gift from the West Coast couple, who wish to remain anonymous, complements their 2002 donation that established a chair in peace psychology and launched the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program. UMass Amherst Provost James V. Staros says endowed chairs provide competitive salaries, graduate assistantships, and discretionary funding for research initiatives. “The philanthropy of these donors will enable UMass Amherst to become a leader in understanding—and thereby contributing to achieving—social and political change without the use of violence,” explains Staros.

The holder of the endowed chair will also serve as a catalyst to enrich other campus research, says Joel Martin, vice provost for academic personnel and dean of faculty. Beyond the chair’s affiliation with the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program, the campus has a critical mass of other scholarly endeavors that will complement the work of the new endowed chair. “Ultimately we will create a new discipline and develop scholars who use science for research and field studies to help us better understand nonviolent resistance,” says Martin. The new faculty member appointed to the chair will move beyond any single discipline such as sociology, political science, or anthropology to conduct integrative scholarship on nonviolent efforts. “Having this new position can put UMass Amherst into a national conversation around nonviolent social change,” says Ervin Staub, emeritus psychology professor and the first director of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program.

Hambleton is an international leader in psychometrics, a discipline that seeks to enhance the assessment of human characteristics. Hambleton’s own contributions include guiding the transition to criterion-referenced assessment practices in which candidates are compared to curriculum standards rather than other When education brushes up candidates. Doing so improves against policy, few friction points the methodologies for translating are as emotionally charged tests across languages and as assessment tests. Now the cultures, using computers more School of Education has effectively in assessment, setting established a fund to help ensure performance standards, and that tests are as valid as possible clarifying the score reports. in influencing policy and “What I taught in the ’70s is reflecting student progress and vastly different from what I educational program outcomes. teach today,” Hambleton says. The Ronald K. Hambleton Stephen G. Sireci, School Legacy Fund, named in honor of Education faculty member, of Hambleton, a Distinguished initiated the Hambleton Legacy University Professor at the Ronald K. Hambleton, a faculty member in the School Fund. The fund will serve as School of Education for 43 years of Education and expert on student assessments, was honored with the creation of a fund in his name. an enduring reservoir to endow and executive director of the Center for Educational Assessment, has raised more than assistantships, graduate stipends, and professional travel for students. It will support a conference in Hambleton’s honor $60,000 in donations from national and international on campus in November. assessment organizations.



Creating Knowledge ◆



From left, Kenneth Feinberg and the late newsman Tim Russert; John Ashcroft, former U.S. Attorney General, and Feinberg, and Feinberg and Caroline Kennedy


An estimated 2,000 boxes documenting the professional and public service life of Kenneth Feinberg ’67, ’02Hon, the attorney known for his compassion in putting dollar amounts on lives lost or broken by human and natural disasters, now reside at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. Feinberg donated the collection, now being appraised, which also includes correspondence with presidents and leaders of Congress. He also committed $325,000 for the Feinberg Archive Fund, a portion of which has been used to hire an archivist who is processing the collection to make its contents available to researchers. An international expert in complex mediation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution, Feinberg is best known as the special master for the September 11 Victims Compensation


Fund, where he worked pro bono for 32 months, distributing $7 billion to victims of the terrorist attack. Feinberg’s name is associated with nearly every recent significant victim compensation case, from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2011 to Agent Orange cases from the 1970s. Jay Schafer, director of the UMass Libraries, says, “Ken’s work intersects with major issues of social change in the U.S. over the past 40 years and our understanding of the value of human life. Few other people in public life have a portfolio of such breadth. Scholars, academics, students, and the public at large will benefit immensely by having access to this resource.” In a news conference on campus late last year, Feinberg told a crowd that UMass Amherst is the rightful heir to his papers. “I owe UMass so much for my American history degree and my background in scholarship,” he explained.



Blake Foster’s summer job was the envy of his peers: he was a researcher in one of the leading nanotechnology labs at UMass Amherst. Paired with PhD student Bradley Duncan ’15, they used enzymes to create nano devices to detect bacterial contamination of drinking water, which worldwide kills more than two million people each year. Foster, a junior, is one of four students who received a chemistry summer fellowship using a $20,000 gift from Charles W. “Bill” Donovan Jr. ’63, now a business consultant who has worked in the chemical and banking industries. In a similar program for math students, Joan Barksdale ’66 and her husband, Edgar, donated $25,000 for summer research opportunities for undergraduates. The $100,000 Edward S. Chang Endowed Fund for Undergraduate Research, created by the late atomic theorist and physics professor, is the third new source of funds for undergraduate research experiences in the College of Natural Sciences. Steve Goodwin, dean of the college, says undergraduate research opportunities have been a priority. “Our students can participate in interdisciplinary research in life, environmental, computational, and physical sciences. This work touches lives and improves the world we live in,” says Goodwin. Vincent Rotello, the Charles A. Goessmann professor of chemistry, whose lab employs Foster and Duncan, says the Donovan

THE ROBOT WILL SEE YOU NOW The American Heart Association is betting that by using robotics in rehabilitation a UMass Amherst researcher can improve a person’s recovery from a stroke. Yu-kyong Choe, a faculty member in the communication disorders department in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has received a two-year, $109,251 grant from the organization. Working with Roderic Grupen, a computer science professor and director of the Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics, and PhD candidate Hee-Tae Jung, Choe is using a humanoid robot to deliver speech and physical therapy to stroke survivors. Her study will compare the results of a team-designed therapy

Graduate student Bradley Duncan, left, and Blake Foster, an undergraduate, worked side by side in a lab researching ways to improve the safety of drinking water.

program exposes undergraduates to a research career, while the graduate students benefit from serving as mentors. “Peer mentoring provides an invaluable opportunity for undergraduates to blossom as scientists in a comfortable and collaborative environment,” says Rotello. Donovan hopes his gift will help recruit and retain students in science and reduce the cost of college by offering meaningful summer employment. “There is nothing better than the hard sciences to teach you to think critically and learn logic and reasoning,” says Donovan, who grew up in Saugus, Mass., and paid his own way through college. He says his chemistry degree from UMass Amherst prepared him well for the success he has enjoyed. For Foster and Duncan, their UMass education holds great promise. Foster is considering graduate or medical school or employment as a chemical engineer. Duncan is pursuing an academic career. program mediated by a robot to treatment mediated by a laptop computer. Choe believes the robot-mediated treatment will yield better outcomes in speech and physical functions by offering more engaging and systematic interaction. Furthermore, the robotic treatments can allow speech and physical therapy to be combined into one session, reducing fatigue in stroke patients who often are expected to participate in multiple sequential sessions. Choe says robots can set tangible physical parameters for therapy targets and easily measure a patient’s progress. The team looks forward to a time when robots will routinely deliver therapies to patients on a daily basis outside of individual sessions with human therapists, thus allowing patients to do their therapy with higher frequency and intensity. “Treatment intensity is a strong predictor of outcomes,” says Choe.


Building Excellence ◆



Renovations and expansion of McGuirk Alumni Stadium will create a state-of-the-art football facility.


When Robert Foote ’62 played football for UMass, games were played where the Whitmore Administration building now stands. As a loyal alumnus, Foote has closely followed and generously supported Minutemen football—especially now with the upgrade to the Football Bowl Subdivision. He started football’s original booster group and has served on numerous committees for the improvement of UMass Football. When a request came seeking lead donors for the $30 million renovation and expansion at McGuirk Alumni Stadium, Foote did what he has done over the years: he said yes. Foote and his wife, Marianne (Dunn) Foote ’77, have pledged $500,000 for the Football Operations Center, a


54,400-square-foot project that will create a state-of-the-art football training facility designed to recruit, teach, and train student-athletes. In honor of Foote’s gift, the lobby and hall of fame will bear his name. “UMass means a lot to us. It afforded us an education,” says Foote, whose team won the school’s first Yankee Conference championship. He was inducted into the UMass Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005. Marianne says, “I got a wonderful education.” With their degrees, they enjoyed successful careers and are able to give back to UMass Amherst and their beloved football program. The couple are both retired business owners who attend home and away games. Foote is looking forward to watching UMass play Division 1 football. The changes to McGuirk, they say, will help recruit top players and provide first-rate facilities.


more good grades,” he recalls. Shirley says UMass gave him a “fantastic” foundation that built savvy business acumen and GIFTS HELP NEW WING TAKE FLIGHT strong communication and organizational skills. He received a Distinguished Achievement Award at the 2012 undergraduate The Atrium proposed for the Isenberg School of commencement and has led several multi-billion dollar Management will become the new heart of the school with its corporations over the years. three-story, glass-enclosed student commons that will house As an undergraduate, Buonomo too set his sights on being programs such as the Center for Leadership and Executive a teacher, but his father-in-law counseled him to get an MBA. Engagement and the Center He did, thereby launching a for Entrepreneurship and successful career that ended Innovation Management. this year when he retired as Private fundraising for the chief financial officer from project received a considerable Nypro, a Massachusetts boost when two alumni each based plastics company with made a $500,000 commitment 17,000 employees. Buonomo’s to the Atrium. Some $5 million enrollment at UMass was in private support has been serendipitous. His parents garnered for the Atrium and didn’t think they could afford a $40 million addition. to send their son away to Edward D. Shirley ’78, school, but a trip to Amherst president and CEO of with a high school buddy Bacardi Ltd., and his convinced Buonomo that he wife, Marge, and James R. could manage the cost as well Buonomo ’74, ’76MBA, as thrive. “I found UMass A planned Atrium for the Isenberg School of Management will be retired CFO of Nypro Inc., exhilarating. I got to meet a the home for new centers on leadership and entrepreneurship. and his wife, Paula, have lot of different people from made planned gifts in support of the new wing. Shirley, all walks of life and all parts of the world,” recalls Buonomo. whose bequest also includes $500,000 for other Isenberg The Buonomos started dating when they were teenagers academic priorities, says, “I’m hoping the Atrium and married during his senior year. While her husband was will create a strong sense of community for former, a student, Paula worked at the College of Engineering and present, and future students.” He says he is making the the Alumni Office. She says, “We both received quality investment based on confidence in a vision that will educations and feel fortunate to be able to offer similar take the management school to the very top of business opportunities for today’s youth. We have enjoyed working schools in the country. with and mentoring young people in our careers and with Shirley, who has generously supported scholarships, says various organizations.” Their first philanthropic gift came his gift is also a thank you to his alma mater. He enrolled in in 2007 for the Jim and Paula Buonomo Endowment for UMass Amherst wanting broad and diverse opportunities Student Professional Development, which is now valued at and a chance to play basketball, with thoughts of a career $400,000. It was their way of supporting students and raising as a teacher and coach. In a twist of fate, he took an the prestige of the campus. “I’d like to see UMass become more widely recognized and respected,” says Jim. accounting course and got a 100 on the midterm. “I said, I like accounting, which led to more accounting courses and


A COMMONWEALTH HONORS COLLEGE CHAMPION Aaron Spencer is a man of many accomplishments: salesman, inventor, entrepreneur, restaurateur, philanthropist, and champion of an honors college at UMass Amherst. As a member of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education between 1996 and 2006, Spencer tenaciously campaigned for the state’s first public honors college. “I believed an honors college would raise the image of public higher education and I believe it has. Commonwealth Honors College is the jewel of the system,” explains the founder of the UNO Chicago Grill pizza chain and recipient of a 2009 UMass Distinguished Achievement Award. Spencer also has been a leader in the fundraising effort to support the $182 million living and learning center now under construction. With a significant gift, Spencer is one of the first lead donors for the complex scheduled to open in 2013. “My gift is an expression of my belief in the institution,” he explains.

FAC SEAT SALE HONORS HIGH SCHOOL PARAGON With the exception of concerts, the work of high school band teachers often goes unnoticed. The students of William Carr ’01, ’10G, the band leader at the high school in West Springfield, Mass., for the last eight years, therefore devised a plan to honor Carr and help his alma mater. The students and a friend of the band collected $500 to buy a “seat” at the Fine Arts Center. The center’s “Carpe Sedes!”—seize the seat—initiative raised $25,000 to support programming and memorialize key people in the lives of donors. Kyle Krug, who graduated from

Smiles were plentiful during the groundbreaking for the new $182 million living and learning center for Commonwealth Honors College.

Spencer’s generosity extends to gifts for annual scholarships. Christine Beatriz ’14, a nursing student in Commonwealth Honors College, has received a total of $5,000 from the Aaron and Irma Scholarship fund. Beatriz says the funds have meant she can work fewer hours at her campus job as well as take advantage of Alternative Spring Break opportunities, traveling to Mississippi to help Katrina victims with home repair projects. “The scholarship is a motivator,” says Beatriz.

West Springfield High and will be attending UMass Amherst as a music and math major, organized his peer’s fundraising effort. “I figured this would be a good way to show Mr. Carr that we do notice how much time he puts into his job,” says Krug, who plays trumpet and euphonium. For example, Carr rearranges music to give all 50 band members a part to perform. For Carr, the gift was humbling. “This was special. It was a complete surprise. You sometimes don’t know as a teacher what impact you have on students,” he says. Furthermore, Carr says the gift couldn’t go to a better place: “The Fine Arts Center has so many opportunities for great performances.”

NEW EQUIPMENT FOR NURSING STUDENTS The training of students in the School of Nursing for real world experiences has been significantly enhanced with a gift of sophisticated, user-friendly patient monitors. Headquartered in California, OSI Systems Inc., whose chairman, founder, and CEO is Deepak Chopra ’73MS, donated the monitors valued at $600,000 through Spacelabs Healthcare, a subsidiary. “The monitors were given to what I consider a world class school. The monitors will enable students to become familiar with the latest technology,” says Chopra. The state-of-the-art monitors assist nurses in quick decision making which improves response time and advances patient care and safety.


The monitors will be used in the simulation laboratory at Skinner Hall to allow students optimal learning of clinical skills as well as electronic medical record systems. Faculty will also benefit from the gift with new opportunities to study best practices in data management and patient care. A graduate of the electrical and mechanical engineering department in the College of Engineering, Chopra said his UMass Amherst education built a strong foundation for his career in technology. “It was a great experience, especially for a 20-year-old who had never been out of India. It sure matured me fast,” says Chopra.


Recognizes lifetime giving based on cash, pledges, irrevocable planned gifts of $250,000 or more


ExxonMobil Frederick J. Francis ’54PhD * ¤ Dorothy (Dunklee) Gavin ’43 2 Anonymous Donors & Joseph G. Gavin, Jr. HA * Douglas A Berthiaume ’71, ’05HON Robert I. Glass * ‡ & Diana Berthiaume & Sandra A. Glass * ‡ General Electric Steven M. Gluckstern ’74EdD, ’03HON IBM & Judith Gluckstern Eugene M. Isenberg ’50, ’00HON Google & Ronnie F. Isenberg Dev V. Gupta ’77PhD ‡ The McCormack Foundation & Linda A. Gupta ‡ Microsoft Susan Hagedorn ’77 HON John F. Welch, Jr. ’57, ’82 The William & Flora Hewlett & Suzanne R. Welch Foundation Zurich Capital Hewlett-Packard Human Frontier Science Program BENEFACTORS Intel $ 2.5 MILLION -$4.9 MILLION Patricia A. (Gilgut) Johnson ’64 & Weldon H. Johnson * American Chemical Society W.M. Keck Foundation Cadence Design Systems Alma W. Keilty Compaq W.K. Kellogg Foundation John P. Flavin ’59, ’99HON Estates of John W. Lederle ’70HON ¤ The Ford Foundation & Angie K. Lederle Howard Hughes Medical Institute Estates of W. Torrey Little John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur & Doris T. Little Foundation J. Willard Richard J. Mahoney ’55, ’83HON & Barbara M. (Barnett) Mahoney ’55 & Alice S. Marriott Foundation Massachusetts 4-H Foundation, Inc. Andrew T. Rudd ‡ & Virginia Rudd ‡ Terrence Murray ’01HON Nellie Mae Education Foundation Charles Nirenberg ’94HON AMBASSADORS & Janet Nirenberg $1 MILLION-$2.49 MILLION The David & Lucile Packard 3 Anonymous Donors Foundation Harold Alfond* & Bibby Alfond* Jerome M. Paros ’60 American Cancer Society & Linda M. Paros American Diabetes Association Charles F. Perrell ’71, ’72MBA & Elizabeth A. Guillaumin American Heart Association Michael G. Philipp ’75, ’82MBA, ’04HON John A. Armstrong ’03HA & Cheryl L. (Edmonds) Philipp ’76 & Elizabeth Armstrong ’03HA Procter & Gamble Estate of Mildred S. Barber ’43 Raytheon Wilmer D. Barrett ’34 * ‡ John F. Smith, Jr. ’60, ’93HON Baystate Health Earl W. Stafford, Sr. ’76 Paul J. Carney ’82 & Amanda L. Stafford & Lovisa K. Taylor TMA/Avanti Lotta M. Crabtree Trust VISTAGY DuPont $5 MILLION OR MORE



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6 Anonymous Donors 3M Acushnet Company Alcatel-Lucent Alpha Tau Gamma Estate of Walter R. Amesbury, Jr. Ronald M. Ansin ‡ Avon Foundation for Women L.G. Balfour Foundation Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation Estate of Jane H. Bemis John W. Bennett ’52 Nicholas N. Boraski ’50, ’91HON & Ruth Boraski * Robert B. Brack ’60 & Janet P. Bailey ’67, ’77EdD George G. Burke ’56, ’96HON & Sandra B. Burke Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association Center for Popular Economics ConAgra Janet W. Dakin * Davis Educational Foundation Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Eastman Kodak EDUCAUSE Krikor Ermonian ’52 Ernst & Young Julius Fábos ¤ & Edith Fábos Kenneth R. Feinberg ’67, ’02HON & Diane S. Feinberg Ford Motor Company General Motors Jeremy A. Goldberg & Jane A. Goldberg Albert H. Gordon * Henry L. Hall, Jr. ’53 & Jean E. Hall Michael G. Hluchyj ’76 & Theresa (Murphy) Hluchyj ’77 Eastman Chemical Company Estate of Leonard J. Horwitz William F. Hubbard ’87, ’89MBA & Lee A. Bartow ’83 Robert D. Jacobs ’68 & Pamela (Meadows) Jacobs ’69 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation The Max Kade Foundation, Inc. John F. Kennedy ’76MSBA Kraft Foods The Kresge Foundation William P. MacConnell ’43 * & Shirley (Nestle) MacConnell ’39 * Robert M. Mahoney ’70 & Kathleen S. Mahoney ’70 March of Dimes Foundation Edward P. Marram ’59, ’61MS Massachusetts Fruit Growers Association MassMutual Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Monsanto Rupert D. Morrill ’42 * Newmarket International Estate of John W. Northcott, Jr.

Frank R. O’Keefe, Jr. ’51 & Patricia F. O’Keefe Ocean Spray Oracle America, Inc. OSI Systems Inc Pact PepsiCo Estate of Marvin D. Rausch ¤ ReCommunity Recycling Estate of Edith L. Robinson The Rockefeller Foundation Estate of Elizabeth M. Rountree Marilyn Schoenbaum Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Helen E. Symons ’65 Verizon Waters Corporation Margaret J. (Pew) Zube ’70MA, ’74PhD *

PATRONS $250,000-$499,999

1 Anonymous Donor Aetna Altera American Institute for Cancer Research Analog Devices Apple Applera Estate of Barr G. Ashcraft ’66MA Association for Schools of Public Health Autodesk Ball Horticultural Bayer Channing Bete Biogen Idec Roger C. Biron* & Vivian B. Biron Peter L. Bloom ’78 & Denise A. (Colls) Bloom ’79 BOC Edwards BP Global Randolph W. Bromery ’79HON ¤ & Cecile T. Bromery James R. Buonomo ’74, ’76MBA CAPHRA Estate of Marjorie Sells Carter CEM Corporation Estate of Eunice F. Chappuis Stanley E. Charm ’50 I. Mike Chase ’50 * & Rona Chase * Coca-Cola The Commonwealth Fund Cooley Dickinson Hospital Arthur W. Coviello, Jr. ’75 Cranberry Institute John L.M. Crouse ’56 Cryptography Research The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Inc. Ray P. D’Alonzo ’77PhD The Danforth Foundation Estate of Russell B. Davis ’36S David J. Der Hagopian ’72 & Cynthia M. Der Hagopian George A. Dickerman ’61, ’92HON & Sherry (Farbman) Dickerman ’63, ’84MS


Patrons (continued) Estate of Harold G. Dickey ’17 George R. Ditomassi, Jr. ’57, ’96HON Dow Chemical Barry R. Duke James D. Ellis & Trish Farrington Charles Feldberg ’54, ’08HON & Mildred (Velleman) Feldberg ’55 Financial Accounting Foundation Charles N. Glynne ’36 * William T. Grant Foundation Robert C. Gunness ’32, ’63HON * David M. Hankowski ’66 & Mary (Desmond) Hankowski ’66 Kenneth D. Hintlian ’76 ‡ Charles J. Hoff Holyoke Gas & Electric Melvin Howard ’57 & Vivien Weissman Howard Jay Howland ’68 ‡ & Ingrid Howland ‡ Richard W. Hubbard ’35 * Ideal Consulting IKOS Systems

Institute for New Economic Thinking Martin G. Jacobson ’68 Arlindo Jorge ’50 * Arthur F. Kinney ¤ Estate of Ruth M. Klingener Susan G. Komen for the Cure Stephen R. Levy ’61, ’01HON & Sandra R. Levy The Lipp Family Foundation M/A-COM March of Dimes Foundation Elaine (Nicpon) Marieb ’69PhD, ’85MS & Harvey Howell Massachusetts Arborists Association Massachusetts Turf & Lawngrass Association May Department Stores MCI Communications John Merck Fund Jerome M. Mileur ¤ Estate of Jean S. Muller Nabisco National Grid

Recognizes giving based on cash received from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012


4 Anonymous Donors Douglas A. Berthiaume ’71, ’05HON & Diana Berthiaume Vivian B. Biron Julius Fábos ¤ & Edith Fábos Kenneth R. Feinberg ’67, ’02HON & Diane S. Feinberg + Susan Hagedorn ’77 Nils Morgan & Kara R. Morgan Rupert D. Morrill ’42 * Estate of Jean S. Muller Roberto Padovani ’83MS, ’85PhD & Colleen A. (McLevedge) Padovani ’75S, ’82 + ❖ J. Brian Palmer ’95 ++ ❖ Edith L. Robinson * Spacelabs Healthcare Aaron D. Spencer & Irma L. Spencer

PACESETTERS $50,000-$99,999

1 Anonymous Donor Ronald M. Ansin ‡ + Robert B. Brack ’60 & Janet P. Bailey ’67, ’77EdD +++ Michael J. Comb ’76 & Lynne G. Comb ’78 Arthur Elkins ’57 ¤ & Barbara R. Elkins + Robert L. Epstein ’67 & Linda (Litvin) Epstein ’67


Charles Feldberg ’54, ’08HON & Mildred (Velleman) Feldberg ’55 ++ Michael G. Hluchyj ’76 & Theresa (Murphy) Hluchyj ’77 ++ Robert D. Jacobs ’68 & Pamela (Meadows) Jacobs ’69 +++ David M. McDonough ’76MS Charles Nirenberg ’94HON & Janet Nirenberg ++ Estate of Eva Schiffer ’46 ¤ Thomas W. Tenney Patricia P. Whisler

PARTNERS $25,000-$49,999

2 Anonymous Donors Gregory A. Antipa Joan (Bracker) Barksdale ’66 & Edgar W. Barksdale, Jr. ++ Martin Bloom & Lynn Z. Bloom Peter L. Bloom ’78 & Denise A. (Colls) Bloom ’79 ++ John C. Brouillard ’70 & Elaine Brouillard ++ Cynthia A. Burke ’83 ++ Estate of Edward S. Chang ‡ David J. Der Hagopian ’72 & Cynthia M. Der Hagopian ++ Estate of Walter E. Dickinson ++ George R. Ditomassi, Jr. ’57, ’96HON & Michele A. Megas-Ditomassi +++ Charles W. Donovan, Jr. ’63

National Multiple Sclerosis Society New England Foundation for the Arts New England Regional Turfgrass Foundation New York Farmers Nonprofit Finance Fund NSTAR Robert W. Osterman, Jr. J. Brian Palmer ’95 The Pew Charitable Trusts Pfizer Qlik Tech Research Corporation E. Paul Robsham HA, ’92HON * Janice (Rittenburg) Rossbach ’49 Russell Sage Foundation Peter M. Salmon ’77, ’79MS Schering-Plough Research Institute Semiconductor Research Corporation Sharp Labs of America Shell Silicon Graphics Estate of Isobel M. Smith ’56 James M. Smith ’67, ’07HON

Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation Sprint Surdna Foundation TABB Group Milton C. Taft ’54 * Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation, Inc. Robert P. Thimot ’53 Joseph Troll ’65PhD ¤ & Yolanda Troll Union Carbide United Technologies University of Massachusetts Alumni Association, Inc. UpToDate The Valley Advocate The Wallace Foundation Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission Whitehall Foundation John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Wolf Greenfield, P.C.




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+++ 25 or more consecutive years of giving


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Krikor Ermonian ’52 +++ Louis S. Greenbaum ‡ ¤ & Hilda Greenbaum ‡ D. Gibson Hammond, Jr. ’77MS & Susan C. Hammond ++ ❖ Estate of Stanley S. Jez + Jeffrey S. Katz ’69 Thomas J. Laramee ’94, ’97MS Stephen R. Levy ’61, ’01HON & Sandra R. Levy ++ Kenneth A. Lloyd ’73 ‡ & Sylvia Loran ‡ + Thomas J. Lyden ’72, ’73MS & Denyse A. Lyden ++ ❖ Edward P. Marram ’59, ’61MS Anne Marie McDonald ‡ Philip E. Norment ’81, ’84MBA & Maureen A. Shiels ’82, ’84MBA Keith P. Quinton Janice (Rittenburg) Rossbach ’49 ++ ❖ Andrew T. Rudd ‡ & Virginia Rudd ‡ Barry Siadat ’77MS, ’79PhD & Afsaneh Siadat James M. Smith ’67, ’07HON ++ Earl W. Stafford, Sr. ’76 & Amanda L. Stafford Sidney Topol ’47, ’85HON & Lillian F. Topol + Isaac E. Young

SPONSORS $10,000-$24,999

6 Anonymous Donors Thomas F. Ackerman ’76 & Cynthia Ackerman ++ Stephen A. Albano ’67 ‡ Robert Band ’69 & Joy A. (Salus) Band ’69 Shelley (Pratt) Barrows ’92 ❖ Larry G. Benedict ’67, ’70MEd, ’73EdD & Susan (McGuinn) Benedict ’69, ’71MEd, ’79CAGS, ’87EdD ++ Sol Berg & Miriam Berg Nicholas N. Boraski ’50, ’91HON & Ruth Boraski * +++ ❖ David B. Breed ’69 ‡ & Marta Breed ‡ + Richard S. Bullitt ‡ & Georgia P. Bullitt ‡ Dennis F. Burke ’76 & Jayne (Driscoll) Burke ’77 + ❖ George G. Burke ’56, ’96HON & Sandra B. Burke +++ Edward J. Callahan ’79 & Erin (Moynihan) Callahan ’78 + Gary A. Cameron ’10 Paul J. Carney ’82 & Lovisa K. Taylor ++ Jack R. Chandler ’81 James E. Chaney ’79 & Marina L. (Morbeck) Chaney ’81 Scott D. Chaplin ’89

Herbert L. Cheever ’65 + ❖ Carl R. Christenson ’82, ’84MS & Kimberlee B. Christenson + Arthur W. Coviello, Jr. ’75 John M. Cryan ’58 + Ray P. D’Alonzo ’77PhD ++ ❖ Kevin S. Delbridge ’85MBA & Sandra E. (Chicklowski) Delbridge ’80 ++ George A. Dickerman ’61, ’92HON & Sherry (Farbman) Dickerman ’63, ’84MS +++ ❖ Peter F. DiGiammarino ’75 & Peg (Owen) DiGiammarino ’75 ++ Jennifer L. Dutkowsky ’04 + Robert Dutkowsky ‡ & Lorraine Dutkowsky ‡ ++ Paul D. Engel ’74 & Deborah M. Engel ‡ + Daniel E. Feder ’84 & Mary (Howard) Feder ’85 + Robert S. Feldman ¤ & Katherine E. Vorwerk ++ Joseph J. Floyd ’83 ‡ & Janet Floyd ’08 ‡ ++ James Fraser & Sibylle Fraser David G. Fubini ’76 & Bertha P. Rivera Daniel M. Glosband ’66 & Merry (Cotton) Glosband ’68 ++ John R. Graham Edward C. Gray ’73 + Kurt M. Grazewski ’78 Harold Grinspoon HA & Diane Troderman ++ Barry L. Haase ’62 + Robert C. Hagerty ’74 & Paula (Records) Hagerty ’74 * David N. Hansen ’74 ❖ Kenneth D. Hintlian ’76 ‡ ++ Charles J. Hoff ++ Melvin Howard ’57 & Vivien Weissman Howard ++ Kerry J. Hueston ’00, ’00 ++ Charles K. Hyde ’66 ++ Martin G. Jacobson ’68 James F. Kane ’70 ‡ & Andrea D. (Segal) Kane ’70 ‡ +++ Paul G. Kelliher ’74, ’75MBA ¤ & Joanne F. Kelliher ++ ❖ Arthur F. Kinney ¤ ++ Deborah A. (Grossman) Krasnow ’80 ‡ & Todd Krasnow ‡ Ronald L. LaBarre ’73 Peter A. Laird ’76 & Jeannine C. Atkins ’80 ¤ ++ Louis J. Lanzillo, Jr. ’80 & Lisa (Angelini) Lanzillo ’80 Raymond E. Laplante, Jr. ’87 & Marie P. (Swiatlowski) Laplante ’87 ++ ❖ James M. Malandrinos ’01 & Lucy A. Alman ’05 + Paul Manganaro ’87 Lynn Margulis * ¤ + Elaine (Nicpon) Marieb ’69PhD, ’85MS & Harvey Howell + Charles Mark & Paula F. Mark James R. Marshall ’49 & Alice (O’Neil) Marshall ’49 ++

James P. Mendrek ’57 +++ Vincent G. Murphy ’67MS, ’71PhD + Mark J. Notkin ’86 + John F. O’Connell, Jr. ’70, ’72MBA & Donna R. O’Connell Gordon N. Oakes, Jr. ’63, ’88HON & Pamela (O’Donnell) Oakes ’63 ++ Michele P. Olender ’12MA James P. Palermo ’77 & Maureen F. (Craig) Palermo ’77 ❖ Patricia A. (Manley) Parcellin ’81 & William G. Parcellin ❖ Stephen T. Pelkey ‡ & Barbara R. Pelkey ‡ Estate of Edwin Pruchnik ‡ Marilyn S. Rainey Peter M. Salmon ’77, ’79MS ❖ Michael S. Sarli ’75 ¤ ++ ❖ Christine G. (Solt) Savage ’92 + David K. Scott HA & Kathleen L. Scott HA ++ Ernest T. Selig ¤ & Rae N. Selig Nadine E. Shank ¤ + Andrew I. Shapiro ’82 & Ruth Bonsignore ’83 + Edwin V. Sisson ’68 Linda L. Slakey Jeffrey T. Slovin ’87 Barry F. Smith ’76 + ❖ Norman A. Smith ’79, ’91MBA ‡ & Suzanne Wingate Smith ‡ ++ Richard S. Stein ’92HON ¤ & Judith Stein + John W. Sullivan ’94MS + ❖ Ralph J. Takala ’62 & Meredith (Mawbey) Takala ’61 + ❖ Estate of Louise (Heermance) Tallman ’42 Ting-wei Tang ¤ & Shirley S. Tang ++ James M. Theroux ’74EdD ¤ & Mindy S. (Bronstein) Theroux ’79 H. Brian Thompson ’60 ++ Lois (Beurman) Torf ’46, ’86HON Esther M. Warner ’59 ++ Erin Weintraub Robert Weintraub John F. Welch, Jr. ’57, ’82HON & Suzanne R. Welch ++ William L. Welch, Jr. ’84 John B. White ’81MS, ’85PhD & Mary B. Regan ’86EdD Geraldine C. Wise ’61 & Richard A. Wise ❖ Jane Yolen ’06HON

ADVOCATES $5,000-$9,999

3 Anonymous Donors George T. Albrecht, Sr. ’68 John W. Bennett ’52 ++ Bruce R. Berkowitz ’80 & Tracey (Pellows) Berkowitz ’79 John Bethell Marjorie (McKee) Blanchard ’76PhD & Kenneth H. Blanchard Bradford G. Blodget ’78MS Bradley A. Blubaugh ‡ & Ann L. Blubaugh ‡ + Brent B. Bottamini ’98 & Deirdre Bottamini +

Mark B. Bradley ’79 + David W. Briggs ’68 ++ Stanley M. Brown & Elizabeth R. Brown + ❖ Gordon E. Cadwgan, Jr. ’76PhD & Ruth J. Cadwgan Jeremy R. Cain Christopher C. Campolettano Joseph A. Carnevale ’71 & Mary C. Carnevale ++ David A. Caruso ’80 Stephen C. Chambers ’69 ‡ ++ ❖ Philmore H. Colburn II ’86MBA + Pat Covey Brian L. Crowley ’78 & Jane (Carroll) Crowley ’77 Sean M. Dandley ’85 ‡ & Jayne T. (Drury) Dandley ’85 ‡ + Richard Dieter ’66MS +++ Stephen P. Driscoll ’73 + Stephen R. Etkin ’81 ❖ David R. Evans ‡ ¤ John J. Farrelly ’73 & Donna (Foley) Farrelly ’73 + ❖ Kevin M. Ferreira ’07 ❖ Mitchell L. Finegold ’57 ❖ Robert T. Foote, Jr. ’62 ‡ & Marianne (Dunn) Foote ’77 ++ Carl M. Fortin ’64 & Janice Fortin ++ James W. Gamble ’87S + Denise A. Gaudet ’77 Robert M. Goodhue ’70, ’80MS ‡ & Jeananne W. Goodhue ‡ ++ ❖ Robert M. Gorman ’63 + Marcia S. Greenblatt ’89 Howard C. Greene ’79 & Michele M. Greene ++ ❖ June I. Guild ’72 & Joel M. Halpern ‡ ¤ ++ Richard B. Gulman ’79 & Susan J. (Mann) Gulman ’81 ++ Rafael D. Guzman ’88 Peter J. Hadelman ’88 + Henry L. Hall, Jr. ’53 & Jean E. Hall Robert F. Hatch ’86 + ❖ Patrick J. Hayes ’71 ‡ Robert J. Haynes
David W. Heath ’80 Robert A. Henry ’70 ++ George K. Hertz ’69, ’73MPA & Camilla B. Hertz John D. Hislop III ’76 ‡ & Patricia M. Hislop ‡ William S. Hogan, Jr. & Karen C. Hogan ++ Richard T. Horan ‡ & Joan F. Horan ‡ + Jay Howland ’68 ‡ & Ingrid Howland ‡ +++ John H. Hubbe ’84 ++ ❖ James G. Hunt ’77 & Ellen (Katz) Hunt ’77, ’93MS +++ Robert P. Jacobs ’81 ❖ Jason R. Janoff ’93 & Stefanie L. (Rappaport) Janoff ’93 ❖ David Johnson ++ A. Leo Joseph ’89MS Robert W. Joyce ’50 ++ David Kaplan & Janet M. Rifkin ¤ Kristen A. Keel ’88, ’92MPA Kevin J. Kelley ’61 & Lee Kelley +

John S. Kendzierski ’78 ‡ & Patricia Kendzierski ‡ ++ John F. Kennedy ’76MSBA ++ Alvin T. Kho ’94, ’96MS, ’00PhD Robert S. LaCava ’79 & Sandra R. (Adelman) LaCava ’78 + ❖ Irene J. Lang ’74 ❖ Gary R. Lapidus ’84 & Clare R. Scherrer Steven N. Lesser ’78, ’79MBA Gilbert A. Leveille ’56 & Carol A. Leveille ++ ❖ Elaine (Norton) Linscott ’62 ++ R. C. Locke ’75 Scott A. Mackintosh ’91 ‡ & Diane M. Mackintosh ‡ William C. MacLeod ’63 ++ Robert M. Mahoney ’70 & Kathleen S. Mahoney ’70 ++ Robert P. Marzilli ’75S, ’77 & Christine E. Marzilli ++ Daniel K. Mayer ’93S, ’95 + Christopher McCabe ’81 & Maryellen McCabe F. Ward McCarthy ’73 + John J. McCarthy III ¤ & Ellen M. Woolford ¤ + Edwin D. McGuire ’75, ’77MS & Carol C. McGuire William L. McQuaide ’80, ’82MBA + Robert D. McWilliams ’85 ‡ & Deborah T. McWilliams ‡ ❖ Paul J. Milbury ’74, ’75MBA Jerome M. Mileur ¤ ++ Kendall G. Miller ’79 & Carla A. (Ray) Miller ’82, ’85MS + ❖ Robert A. Mionis ’85 Bernard J. Mullin Kenneth A. Mundt ’86MS & Elizabeth A. Mundt Gary J. Murphy ’82 Ronald J. Nathan ++ ❖ Jennifer L. Nicolai ’94 ‡ & Richard J. Miller ‡ + Raymond A. Noga ’75MS & Karen (Murphy) Noga ’74 Thomas H. Nolan ’79 Timothy Nourse & Mary Nourse Thomas O’Brien HA +++ Daphne Patai ¤ Keith M. Paul ’98, ’98 & Michael R. Chunyk James O. Pearson ’78 + Jaime Pereira ’76 & Cindy Pereira ‡ ++ ❖ Karen M. (Holland) Peters ’87 ‡ & Charles J. Peters, Jr. ‡ + Francis A. Petrangelo, Jr. ’88 Frederick J. Pevey, Jr. ’72, ’82MBA + Scott W. Prior ’71 ‡ & Nanette Vonnegut ‡ + Gary W. Pritchard ’80 & Christine (Mahoney) Pritchard ’79 Marilyn A. Purdy ’70 & Mary K. Steere Jane M. Rausch ¤ Richard Rogers & Betty Rogers Linda E. (Cotton) Ronan ’82 ‡ & Robert J. Ronan ‡ ++ Robert J. Rosen ’69


Advocates (continued) & Nancy J. (Freedman) Rosen ’70 Sander B. Ross ’70 & Carol F. Ross ++ Ralph J. Rotman ❖ Charles J. Ruma ’64, ’65MBA & Marcia (Lockhart) Ruma ’65 Stephen T. Sadler ’76 & Melanie Sadler + Gerald L. Schafer ¤ ++ Marvin O. Schlanger ’72MS & Eva (Listman) Schlanger ’70MA + Nicholas J. Scuderi ’88 Salvatore C. Scuderi Stephen P. Scuderi ’74 & Shirley M. Scuderi ’97 + Elizabeth Segers ’81 Nilesh Shah ’85PhD & Jean M. Brady ’87PhD ++ Anil J. Shrikhande ’73PhD + ❖ Elvira R. (Suarez) Sisolak ’67 & William H. Sisolak ++ Dennis J. Skrajewski ‡ & Debra A. Skrajewski ‡ Gloria Slosberg Kenneth T. Slovin ’89 & Ann A. Slovin ’88 ++ ❖ Wayne P. Smith ’58S + James E. Stanchfield ’74 Michael P. Stansky ’80 & Jill (Metlitz) Stansky ’81 Paul E. Steffen, Jr. ’89 & Sandra Gifford-Steffen ’86MS, ’89PhD ++ ❖ Shirley (Fishman) Stein ’62 ++ William M. Stein ’91MS Elisa C. Thomas ’95 Eugenia Ulasewicz ’75 & Robert F. Labbancz William C. Venman Neil E. Waisnor ’77 Paul C. Washburn III ’81, ’84MBA & Elizabeth L. (Baker) Washburn ’84 +++ Rosemary (Hussey) Werrett ’62 David R. White ’77, ’78MS + ❖ Estate of Mary Louise Wogan David J. Wolff ’81 Jonathan O. Yorks ’83 ‡ & Susan (Keene) Yorks ’83 ‡ ++

ASSOCIATES $2,500-$4,999

3 Anonymous Donors Naveen Agarwal ’98PhD ❖ Nathaniel H. Akerman ’69 Alexander E. Ambroz ’05 + Noel E. Anderson ’74, ’77MS, ’80PhD ++ ❖ Edward S. Andrews, Jr. ’85 ❖ Douglas G. Arent ’97 & Dana M. (Berlin) Arent ’97 Steven J. Aronson ’75 & Risa S. (Dubin) Aronson ’75 Eric Ashman ’90 & Deborah L. London ’94 Todd Bacis + Henry L. Barr ’68 & Andrea (Rose) Barr ’68 ++ Ivette A. Bassa ’86MS + ❖


Richard J. Bedard ’73 Lorrey J. Bianchi ’69 & Kathleen M. Casey-Bianchi ++ Daniel J. Bonelli ’78 & Patricia A. (Pepe) Bonelli ’78 + ❖ Matthew D. Borden ’94 & Rebecca L. Borden ❖ Holly A. (McIntire) Broderick ’88 James W. Brown ’72 ‡ & Karen A. Brown ‡ +++ Laurie N. Brown Raymond H. Buckley ’52 + ❖ Edward D. Burke ’72 & Marilyn J. Burke ’84, ’02MEd Matthew J. Burns ’77 ❖ Dennis M. Bushe ’65 ++ Barton B. Byg ¤ & Jan E. Whitaker ++ Joseph J. Cancellieri, Jr. ’75 ++ Gregory J. Cannella ’88 ¤ ++ Susan E. Caples ’83 Michelle A. Cardinal ’89 & Timothy B. O’Leary Steven P. Carlson ’80 + ❖ Robyn C. Carpenter ¤ Jay A. Catelli ’05 + ❖ William J. Cavanaro ‡ & Cynthia L. Cavanaro ‡ Lim C. Chhuy ’64, ’66MS & Dorothy (Haskell) Chhuy ’66 +++ Martin P. Chotiner ’76 +++ ❖ Matthew T. Ciaschini ’94 + Maryanne (Barcus) Clark ’77 + ❖ Arthur S. Clifford, Jr. ’77MA ‡ & Suzanne K. Lorimer ’80MA ++ Fergus M. Clydesdale ’66PhD & Lynn Clydesdale ++ ❖ Diana J. Cohen ’94 ++ ❖ Robert W. Colantuoni ’74 & Deborah (Subzda) Colantuoni ’73 ❖ Robert C. Cole, Jr. ’59 & Margaret A. Cole +++ Dennis M. Collins ’72 + Peter G. Colton ’78 + Richard G. Connell ❖ Peter L. Conrad ’80PhD & Janice Marchut Conrad ++ Frank J. Consoli ’75 + Douglas C. Cooney ’73, ’76MA & Joanne Grzybowski ’82 ❖ Sabina G. Cournoyer ’79MA ++ James L. Craig ’96CAGS, ’96MEd ¤ & Christine L. Craig ++ Sally Curcio ’95 Neil G. Daboul* ‡ + Peter J. Daboul + Levi H. Davis ‡ & Lorretta R. Davis ‡ Thomas E. Decker, Jr. ’65 ‡ Cynthia Delia Coddington ’81 & D. Mitchell Coddington + Bronislaw K. Dichter & Patricia M. Dichter ‡ John L. Doleva ’82 Abraham L. Doneger ’73 & Valerie J. (Familant) Doneger ’75 ++ Thomas Dougherty, Jr. ’85 ++ John E. Dowling ’76MS & Jacqueline S. Dowling ’00PhD W. Eric Egan ’82 & Margot T. Egan ++

Taiga Ermansons Richard B. Fairbanks ’67, ’69MS + Saul F. Feingold ’54 ++ John M. Ferriter ’71 & Sandra (McPherson) Ferriter ’71 ++ Roger E. Finck & Joanne Finck ++ Edward C. Fleck ’84 ❖ Daniel E. Flynn ’87 Nancy E. Fogg-Johnson ’69 Michael T. Foley ’72 ‡ & Anne H. Foley Christopher J. Fontaine ’79 + James B. Francis ’86 Robert F. Fredette ’74 ‡ & Louise I. (Faille) Fredette ’74 ‡ +++ Richard M. Gaberman ’60 & Elizabeth H. Gaberman ++ Beth C. Gamel ’78MS ‡ & John E. Gamel ‡ ++ Michael J. Garrity ’81 & Linda (Lewis) Garrity ’80 ++ Matthew A. Gattuso ’93 Dorothy (Dunklee) Gavin ’43 +++ Edwin C. Gentzler ¤ & Jenny S. Spencer ¤ Ronald R. Gerace ’84 ‡ & Juliane M. (Sicard) Gerace ’85 ‡ ++ Ronald J. Glander Jeffrey D. Glassman ’90 + Judith A. Glaven ’82 + Dennis P. Godfrey ’75 ‡ Gay L. Goodwin ’96 ‡ & Steven D. Goodwin ‡ ¤ + Timothy P. Grady ’93 + ❖ Brady L. Green ’86 & Natalie J. (Dury) Green ’88 + Sean P. Greene ’04MFA Donald A. Greenhalgh ’73, ’76MBA ++ Susan R. Griffin ’08S & Neil M. Longley ¤ Raphael Griswold Stephen P. Gross ’75 + ❖ Stephen J. Gulo, Jr. ’66 ++ ❖ William R. Handrich, Jr. ’63S & Priscilla Handrich ++ Samuel R. Hanmer ’84 Kenneth Hanover ’73 & Sylvia T. (Pazics) Hanover ’73 + Joseph F. Harding ’72 & Janet R. Harding ’75 ++ Richard P. Harland ’59 + John J. Harney ’83 & Margo (Kennedy) Harney ’84 + William J. Harrington ’51, ’52MA + Roderick P. Hart ’66 & Margaret L. (McVey) Hart ’68 ❖ Irwin Hasen William O. Hayden ’77 ++ ❖ Robert B. Hevert ’84MBA Cindy H. (Figler) Hill ’91 & Jeffrey B. Hill + ❖ Donald Hodgman ’68 + Lew Hoff ’62 ‡ & Hannah T. Hoff ‡ + Michael P. Hogan Robert C. Holub & Sabine S. Holub Paul D. Hutchen ’02 Roger Ingwersen ❖ Gerald L. Janowitz ’86 + ❖ David C. Jeanes ’73 +

Stephen P. Johnson ’65 + Marshall G. Jones ’72MS, ’74PhD & Annie R. Jones ’73MBA ++ Paul W. Kamienski ’69 + ❖ Lisa (Vuillemenot) Kanwischer ’87 & Stephen M. Kanwischer + ❖ John P. Keenan ’72 & Dagmar (Schorkhuber) Keenan ’73 Arthur S. Keene ¤ & Maura Keene Richard M. Kelleher ’73 ‡ & Nancy (Spilman) Kelleher ’71 ‡ James P. Kelley Paul W. Kelley ’67 + Derek W. Kellogg ’95 ¤ & Nicole P. Flory-Kellogg ’95 Lothar W. Kleiner ’75MS, ’78PhD ++ ❖ Elizabeth (Hill) Klekowski ’91 & Edward J. Klekowski + Clifford J. Knox ’50 ++ ❖ Samuel C. Koch ¤ S. Lawrence Kocot ’82, ’86MPA & Carol Kocot Curt P. Kohlberg ’80 & Allegra K. Manacher ’83MEd ++ Louise Kohrman Robert B. Kusner ¤ Michael A. Lanciloti ’79 ++ Glenn LaPlante + John P. Lareau ’72 & Margaret A. (McMahon) Lareau ’72 William J. Lawrence ’83MBA ❖ Pamela B. Liebman ’84 Eva B. Lohrer ’85MS ++ Jane Lund Holly Lynton Charles D. Machlin ’82 Richard F. Mackey ’66 ++ William E. Mahoney ’55 & Josephine S. Mahoney ++ Michael F. Malone ’79PhD ¤ & Christine A. Lau ++ James D. Marley ’81 & Anne (Guiney) Marley ’92 Carol (Cranmer) Marrion ’68 Lawrence S. Martin ’67 + Christopher P. McCarthy ’96 Paul J. McDonald ’66 & Gail M. McDonald Mary E. McGoldrick ‡ + ❖ Michael McMahon ‡ ++ Richard J. McNulty ’75 + Dwight H. Merriam ’68 + Adam S. Miller ’93 Nancy Milliken George H. Millman ’47 ++ ❖ Richard G. Mintz & Evvajean Mintz Todor D. Mitev ’96MBA + Ross J. Moore ’86 + Charles Moran ¤ & Kay J. Moran ++ Mara A. Motherway + Sally D. Motherway ++ William D. Motherway ’87 + ❖ Thomas K. Mullen ’74 ‡ & Dorothea (Pazurchek) Mullen ’75 Andrew S. Mullin ’83 ++ ❖ Robert W. Munroe ’82 & Erin L. (Heath) Munroe ’82 + Basant Nanda ’92MS ❖ Craig L. Nash

Robert P. Neil, Jr. ’78 ‡ & Mary (Martins) Neil ’78 ‡ ++ Lisa E. Noble ’76 Judith (Schneider) Nunez ’97 Ann M. O’Rourke ’86 & Camille Batarekh Cuneyt L. Oge ’80MS & Margo T. Oge Brian W. Ogilvie ¤ & Jennifer N. Heuer ¤ Ali Osborn Russ G. Paparo ’86 & Leslie A. Paparo ’87 + Mark L. Parent & Sandra Parent ++ Robert B. Perlman ’88 & Serena Perlman ++ Stephen Petegorsky & Elizabeth Petegorsky Deborah S. Petri ‡ Francis Pisiewski ’63 & Carolyn (Oliver) Pisiewski ’64 David Plantier ❖ Thomas E. Radlo ’69 ++ Steven G. Richter ’77 & Tammy Richter + J. Melinda Rigney ’86EdD & Lloyd W. Ortman, Jr. ++ Frank B. Riordan ’91 Joseph Roif & Judith Roif ++ Pierre A. Rouzier ‡ ¤ & Arlene Rouzier ‡ ++ James J. Ryan ’82 + ❖ Lee H. Sandwen ’72 + Matthew B. Sawa ’98 + Daniel H. Schaubert ¤ & Joyce Schaubert David Schneider ‡ & Barbara Schneider ‡ Evan Schulman & Glorianna Davenport John J. Schwartz ’85 & Lynda M. (Harbold) Schwartz ’86 + ❖ Richard W. Sears ’58 ++ Pamela J. Selby Salkovitz ’80 & Marc W. Salkovitz Walter L. Shaw ’70 + Cynthia N. Shea Gregory S. Sherowski ’70 + ❖ David K. Shumway, Jr. ’60 Neil P. Sirota ’88 Donald W. Smith ’75 & Gail E. Matthews ¤ ++ Ronald E. Smith ’90 Ilhun Son ’88PhD Thomas J. Stanley ’79 ❖ Kevin J. Stanton ’83 & Bernadette Stanton-Meijer ’81MA James V. Staros ¤ & Alice C. Harris ¤ Jackee E. (Harsip) Stigliano ’75 ‡ & Neil Stigliano ‡ ++ ❖ Herbert A. Stone ’55, ’58MS ++ Mara R. Superior ’80MA Joseph J. Tabacco, Jr. ’71 ++ Barbara L. (Beebe) Takahashi ’81 Robert H. Temkin ’64 ❖ Edwin L. Thomas ’69 ‡ + Wendy Tiner ’82 + ❖ Michael D. Tofias ’88 Nicholas Patrick Triano III ’83, ’83 ‡

& Jane M. Owens Triano ‡ + William H. Truswell ‡ + Karen Utgoff + Lynda L. Walker ’82 ❖ Edmund F. Ward ’75, ’77MBA +++ Joseph H. Watson ’00MS & Stephanie M. Raimondeau ’02PhD ❖ Jeffrey M. Waxman ’90 + Carolyn K. Webb ’81MFA Thomas M. Weiner ’74MEd David B. Weisblat ’75 ++ Janice Weisblat * ‡ John Williamson & Amy Johnquest Sue Wilson Richard P. Wynn ’50 ++ Guy E. Yeager ’96MS ❖ Stanley Zalkind ’57 Angela M. Zammarelli ’04

MEMBERS $1,000-$2,499

14 Anonymous Donors Mary P. (Greig) Abbott ’79 Catherine W. Abel ’11 Neal B. Abraham & Donna L. Wiley Reginald H. Achilles ’91 Maurianne Adams ¤ Douglas W. Adler ’75MBA ++ Dennis B. Alakoski ‡ + Carmen D. Alberghini Thomas S. Aldrich ’86 & Elizabeth A. Aldrich Mary K. Alexander ’74MS, ’85EdD & Lillian R. Goodman Glenn S. Allan ’75MEd, ’77EdD & Paula A. Allan ++ Kenneth D. Allen ’81 & Susan J. Barber Allen ’81 + Rick G. Allen ❖ Anne C. (Kline) Amato ’83MS Jack T. Ampuja ’70 + Elva (Foerster) Anderson ’48 ++ Jeffrey J. Anderson ‡ & Mary Ellen Anderson ++ Stephen G. Anderson ’74 & Gail M. Parker ++ Donald Andres ’85 & Amanda J. (Ellis) Andres ’85 ++ ❖ Mark M. Andrew ’86 & Jill C. (Siflinger) Andrew ’86 ++ Stephen C. Appe ’80 + ❖ Barbara Applebaum Cyril L. Applebaum ’45 * Mark D. Argentine ’91MS, ’93PhD ❖ Dorrie Arnold Judith A. Aronstein ’78 + Walter J. Atwood ’86, ’91PhD & Sheila A. Haley ’90 + Roger C. Avery ’66 ++ Michael T. Azure ’93PhD Rosalyn Bacherman + Charles J. Baczek, Jr. ’72 & Linda A. (Vosburgh) Baczek ’72 ++ ❖ M. Lee Badgett ¤ Andrew C. Bail ’02 ++ John B. Baillieul ’67 ‡

& Patricia (Pfeiffer) Baillieul ’68 ‡ + ❖ Francis M. Baker + Martha G. (Moran) Baker ’94EdD ‡ ¤ & Mark R. Berman Peter C. Baker ’62 & Ellen L. (Vyce) Baker ’64 Richard A. Baker ’61 & Patricia K. (Stec) Baker ’63 ++ Les D. Ball ’75PhD ++ Arthur J. Ballard ’56 Maria A. Balzarini ’78 ❖ Alexander Barclay ‡ Elaine (Chomyn) Barker ’63, ’69MA & Allen V. Barker ¤ ++ Amy C. Barkin Carol A. Barr ’91MS, ’94PhD ¤ Robert K. Barrett ’64 Stephanie J. (Firth) Barry ’97MEd & Sean Barry ’92 + Andrew G. Barto ¤ ++ Colleen Barton ’80MS Ronald J. Bartos ’80 ❖ Paul R. Bartsch ’66, ’67MM + Stephen A. Basile ’75 Martha A. Bassett ’80 Sigrid E. Bauschinger ¤ + David C. Bear Pamela Beaubien + Richard L. Beauchine ’73 Jessica (Martin) Beaulieu ’98 & Serge Beaulieu Beverly J. Beck Garret S. Bedrin ’02 + John Belden Joseph M. Bellini ’84 Paul N. Belval ’84 & Janet E. Harver Belval ’84 ++ James G. Bennas ’39 & Nina Bennas ++ Paul M. Bennett ’57 ++ Laurie Benoit ’99 ¤ & Barry DelCastilho + Raymond F. Benoit ’82 Lucy Wilson Benson ’69HD ++ Leo J. Berard ’57 & Anne M. (Heanue) Berard ’57 + ❖ Nathan J. Bergeron & Michele A. Bergeron Joel D. Berkowitz ’63 ++ Michael J. Berland ’90 Ellen L. Berman ❖ Hal M. Berman ’77MS + John G. Bestgen, Jr. ’55 Rajeev Bhalla ’86 ❖ E. Diana Biagioli ’86 & Aram H. Flores ❖ Raymond H. Bigelow III ❖ Mark W. Biscoe, Jr. ’82 Donald W. Blakesley ’73 Donald M. Boettger ’85 Robert J. Bogart ’83 & Patricia Bogart + Peter Bogdan ‡ & Pamela Bogdan ‡ + A. Richard Bonanno III ‡ ¤ & Luanne B. Bonanno ‡ Vincent S. Bonanno ’81 + Claire M. (Bizzozero) Bonasoni ’60 ‡ ❖ William E. Bond ’93 ❖

Michael R. Borkum ’85 ❖ Leo R. Boudreau ’76 & Louise F. Snow ❖ Ann C. (Sheehy) Bourgeois ’60 ++ Kristina A. Bourne ’00MBA, ’06PhD & Timothy P. Valentine + ❖ David E. Bourque + Stephan A. Boyamian ’02 ❖ Jennifer L. Bozek ’97 ++ Steven A. Bozkurtian ’86 Robert J. Braathe ’97 Bryan R. Bracey ’03MBA, ’03MS ¤ Linda (Lovell) Bradley ’64 + Philip P. Braswell & Marina U. Braswell Christopher J. Braun ’86 ++ Peter Braun & Linda Braun Sergio F. Brena ¤ Sharon Bromberg ’81 + John L. Brooks ’72, ’73MBA & Susan A. Brooks Nancy Brooks Jacqueline A. Brousseau-Pereira ’00MPA, ’15EdD ¤ ++ Marda F. Buchholz ’65 ❖ Mark F. Buffone ’98 & Nancy M. (Kahn) Buffone ’95, ’03MEd, ’09EdD ¤ ++ Donald P. Bulens, Jr. ’78 Robert J. Burbank ’60 & Sandra (Morse) Burbank ’61 ++ Thomas J. Burgomaster ’86 ‡ & Lori Ann Burgomaster ‡ John P. Burke ’86 Jodi F. (Mofzowitz) Burns ’93 Richard P. Butler Catharine F. Butterfield ’94MEd & D. Anthony Butterfield HA ¤ + Leslie (Horner) Button ’77, ’88MS ¤ & Leroy J. Button III ++ Lynn A. Cabana ’78 + ❖ Gregory J. Caetano ’84 ++ ❖ Marjorie (Eckmann) Cahn ’82EdD Marta B. Calas ’87PhD ¤ & Linda M. Smircich ¤ ++ Alan J. Calhoun ¤ Hugh B. Calkin ’61 ++ Angela B. Callahan ’85 & Shelby Conrad ++ Gary J. Callahan ’85 Cecil I. Camber ’64PhD + Andrew J. Cantillon ’91, ’11 ❖ Jay Caraviello ’84 ‡ Franklyn W. Carlson ’63S John A. Carriere ’75 ++ William A. Carroll ’54 ‡ & Diane B. Carroll ‡ ++ Jeffrey R. Carson ’00 & Wendy (Mrozek) Carson ’07 + N. Joseph Cayer ’72PhD + Joan M. Centrella ’75 Tammy Chang ’86MEd, ’88MBA David J. Chou ’81 + ❖ James E. Churchill ’81, ’85MS Scott A. Civjan ¤ Charles E. Clapp ’52 & Betty J. (Huff) Clapp ’53 ++ Kay H. Clark ‡ Nathaniel G. Clark ’76


Members (continued) Christopher M. Clarke ’85 Stephen W. Clarke ’86 & Elizabeth W. Clarke ++ ❖ David J. Clarkson ’73 ‡ & Ellen M. Clarkson ‡ + Priscilla (Massei) Clarkson ’69, ’73MS, ’77PhD ¤ & Ronald Pipkin Carolyn G. Clement ’71 William P. Clement & Fredrika Clement ¤ Douglas R. Cliggott ’78 & Annemette Cliggott-Perlt Lawrence D. Clough ’77 + Dennis L. Cogan ’71 ❖ Alan S. Cohen ’66 & Natalie K. Cohen Robert S. Cohen ’55, ’63MS & Iris C. (Sidman) Cohen ’57 David J. Colella ’75 ++ Kevin Collins ‡ & Barbara Collins ‡ Stephen Conboy ‡ & Diane Conboy ‡ ❖ Leonard W. Condon ’64 Paul M. Conlin ’88 + ❖ Carol Connare ¤ Heidi A. (Donahue) Connelly ’82 ‡ & Michael Connelly ‡ William C. Conner, Jr. ¤ Frederick Connor ’90 Stephen B. Constant ’78 ‡ & Linnea A. Constant ‡ Barbara W. Cooke Joseph J. Cooney ’84 Charles F. Corcoran ’73 * ++ Peter J. Costa ’84PhD & Anne R. Costa + Jeffrey L. Coulson James A. Counihan ’92 Russell W. Couture ’63 * Jeffrey R. Cox ¤ & William G. Love + Gerald S. Creem ’67 +++ ❖ Gary A. Cross ’60 Kelvin F. Cross ’75, ’77MS & Caren P. Arnstein ’77 ++ John L.M. Crouse ’56 + ❖ Dennis M. Crowley, Jr. ’59 ‡ William P. Cunningham, Sr. James E. Curley ’66, ’68MS, ’70PhD + ❖ Joseph P. Cutrone ’90 ❖ Paul R. Cutts ’66 & Dana (Paul) Cutts ’64 ++ ❖ Vince A. Daboul ’87 ‡ & Mary (Dolce) Daboul ’87 ‡ Stephen P. Daniel ’81 + Thomas J. Danielson ’91PhD ❖ Harold I. Dash ’70, ’72MA Steven K. Daury & Alejandra Daury + Jon T. Davenport ’05, ’06MS + ❖ Honoré S. David ’94EdD & Donald J. David ++ Nicholas Davidge ‡ & Jill Davidge ‡ Edward K. Davidian ’72S ‡ Elizabeth V. Davidson ’84 & Thomas Orent Allen J. Davis ’76MA ‡ & Judith S. Davis ’71MEd, ’87EdD Ellen F. Davis ’81 +


George B. Dean ’75 & Leslie K. Meyer ++ Edward P. Deane II ’77 ++ Eric A. Decker ’89PhD ¤ ++ Rocko DeLuca ¤ Joseph L. DeMarco ’74 & Aline J. DeMarco ’03 ‡ ++ Carolyn J. DeMoranville ’76, ’92PhD ¤ ++ Walter B. Denny ‡ ¤ & Alice E. Robbins ++ Allyson P. (Fish) DeNoble ’89 & Edward V. DeNoble ++ Seren Z. Derin ‡ + Lisa B. (Freedman) Desforge ’87 Celeste (Dubord) Devaney ’43 ++ Andrew F. Devivo ’94 & Angela M. Paquin ’91 Anthony P. DiCenzo ’73, ’74MS & Carolyn (Barron) DiCenzo ’72MS Francis A. Diluna & R. Lisa Diluna Peter D. Dion ’86 + Theodore E. Djaferis ’74 ‡ ¤ & Mary M. Djaferis ’03MS ‡ Anne (Chase) Dobson +++ Edward M. Doherty ’77 + Matthew J. Doherty Paul S. Doherty & Dianne Fuller Doherty ¤ Paula M. (Lizotte) Doherty ’69 & Raymond R. Doherty ++ ❖ Mark Donovan ’78 Richard F. Donovan ’86 + ❖ Jacqueline F. Dorfman ’82 Emily J. Drake ’66 ++ Marcy (Perkins) Driscoll ’76MS, ’78PhD ++ Kenneth M. Drumm ’70 ++ Jian J. Duan ’94PhD Randi M. Dubno Gardner ’90 Christopher E. Durken ’03 ❖ M. Katherine Dwyer ’71 Kristen Eaton ‡ ❖ Ronald G. Ebb ’89 John E. Ebbets ¤ & Patty Masure Donna (Cohen) Eden Cohen ’78 Carl Eger ’77 & Shirley A. (Truchon) Eger ’58, ’83MEd Stewart W. Ehly ’71 ++ David B. Elsbree ❖ Paul D. Enders ’85, ’88MS & Jill (Bottomley) Enders ’85, ’87MS ❖ John C. England ’72, ’74MS & Susan (Cole) England ’74MS, ’76MRP ++ Thomas Entrikin ‡ & Janet A. McCracken ‡ + Kevin I. Erkkila ’75 ++ ❖ David T. Evans ’71 + Wendy (Shankel) Evans ’79 & Morris Evans J. Michael Faherty ’69 Dorothy J. (Woodley) Fairweather ’76 Rosanna Falabella ’75, ’76MS, ’80PhD ❖ Paul E. Fallon ‡ + Thomas L. Fallon ’04 & Brigitte L. (Wise) Fallon ’03 Nicholas I. Fandetti ’92 Donna (Marshall) Farber ’86 +

Scott A. Favreau ’88 Thomas M. Feeley ‡ Marc A. Feinberg ’91 & Mindy Feinberg ++ John Feldmann ‡ & Katherine Feldmann ‡ Zhengzhu Feng ’05PhD ❖ William C. Field ’86 ❖ Jonathan W. Fienup ’96MS + Sunny Fischer ❖ Shaun P. Fitzgerald ’71 ++ David E. Floreen ’70 ‡ & Carol M. Floreen ‡ ++ Devon M. Flynn ’00, ’00 John M. Flynn ’55 & Sheila (Ryan) Flynn ’55 Kevin J. Flynn ’74 ‡ & Jane A. (Williams) Flynn ’75 ‡ + ❖ Ruth-Ann (Kirby) Flynn ’63 ++ Julie A. (Vagnoni) Fobert ’01 ❖ Kenneth C. Foppema ’77S, ’80 ‡ & Lisa R. Foppema ‡ + Andrew B. Forbes ’91, ’94MS & Jennifer H. Lewis-Forbes ’93 + Sharon E. (Brown) Forbes ’83 Gordon E. Forrest ’88 & Lisa A. (Donovan) Forrest ’86 ❖ Matthew R. Foti ’77 Muriel Fox Aronson Adam M. Fox ’88 ++ Howard D. Fox ’77 + William Frame ‡ & Linda Frame ‡ Christopher L. Frank ’82S + Daniel J. Frazier ¤ Patricia A. (Keck) Fredrickson ’74EdD ‡ & Ronald H. Fredrickson ‡ ¤ ++ Patty S. Freedson ¤ + Kenneth M. Freeman ’86 & Akiko Freeman ++ Margaret H. (Rawson) Freeman ’70MA, ’72PhD & Donald C. Freeman ++ Michael M. Frerker ’96MS Paul Friedmann ’00MBA Bruce B. Friend ’79 & Esteka Friend Howard M. Frisch ’62 ‡ Richard E. Frost Dorothy (Cochran) Fullam ’56 +++ Virginia A. (Boire) Funk ’60 David R. Gaboury ’76 & Mary E. Gaboury + Denis G. Gagnon ’72 ‡ & Nancy Gagnon ‡ + Richard F. Gallagher, Jr ’94 & Jennifer J. Gallagher ’93 ++ Peter P. Gallinaro ’74 ++ Maria G. Gallo ’81 ‡ Helen Kay Galloway ’61 + Robert R. Gamache ’76MS, ’78PhD Jiuhe Gan ’95MS ❖ Kumar N. Ganapathy ’90MS Andrew J. Ganias ’97 Paul T. Gannon ’74 ‡ & Janet (Sullivan) Gannon ’74 ‡ ++ Francis M. Garahan ’76 Matthew H. Garber ’08 John L. Gardiner ’90 Gary R. Gardinier ’69 & Arleen (Ruder) Gardinier ’69MEd ❖ Alan C. Garlick

& Deborah L. Garlick ++ Francesco Garofalo ’85 & Julie M. Lanza ’86, ’90MA + Karen L. Garvin ’66 ++ Judith L. (Fleischer) Gass ’59 + Ronald F. Geary ’77 ++ Jay H. Gelb ’93 & Denise H. (Geiringer) Gelb ’93 + ❖ William G. Gelb ’70MS, ’71PhD & Penny H. (Lewow) Gelb ’70 ++ Harvey W. Gendreau ’72 ++ Francis J. George ’62 & Marilyn C. (Foley) George ’62 Christopher A. Georgiou ❖ Andrew B. Gerard ’97 & Beth T. (Badolato) Gerard ’97 Burton R. Gesserman ’75 Beth A. (Pastino) Giannotto ’88 Donald L. Gibavic ’72 & Nancy A. (Suprenant) Gibavic ’78 + Sally G. Giglio ’70MEd, ’87EdD & Richard J. Giglio ¤ ++ James F. Gillooly ’81 & Anne M. (Dutka) Gillooly ’81 + ❖ James W. Gilman ’42 & Harriet (Kelso) Gilman ’43 +++ Kirby S. Gilmore ’70, ’75MS & Carolyn (Caldwell) Gilmore ’75 ❖ Kenneth M. Gloss ’73 ‡ & Joyce A. Kosofsky ’75 ‡ + Sheldon Goldman ¤ & Marcia Goldman +++ Steven H. Goldsher & Frances M. Goldsher ++ Bruce M. Goldstein ’90MPH & Nancy W. (Shapiro) Goldstein ’90MEd + Joseph I. Goldstein ¤ & Barbara H. Goldstein ++ James G. Gorman & Mary L. Gorman Joseph D. Gould + ❖ Ronald R. Gould ’69 ++ ❖ Pamela (Forsythe) Grange ’79 ++ Brian D. Graves ’64 + Deborah (Scarfone) Gray ’74 + Paul H. Grazewski ’77 ‡ Stephen P. Greeley ’77 & Elizabeth (McManus) Greeley ’77 + Barbara C. (Saver) Greenberg ’45 + Daniel A. Greengold ’70 Sharyn (Areano) Greenstein ’82 & Gary Greenstein + Jason J. Gregoricus ’88 Richard J. Gregory ’86PhD & Gillian M. (Norman) Gregory ’82MS, ’86PhD ++ Jeffrey A. Grodsky Ronald Grodsky Laurence J. Groipen ’79 & Lori (Lipnick) Groipen ’80 Charles Grose Harold D. Grotevant ¤ Lillian (Marrewa) Guilmartin ’71 + Richard J. Guimond ’75 + Sadiye F. Guler ’96PhD Flora (Mueller) Guzik ’66 ‡ & Richard J. Guzik ‡ ++ Mark B. Hackenberry ’83 Charles D. Hadley, Jr. ’64, ’67MA ‡ ++ Johanna (Reiser) Hale ’72

Richard P. Halgin ¤ & Lucille F. Halgin John F. Hamel ’56 Stanley L. Handman ’55 & Penny Bix-Handman + David M. Hankowski ’66 & Mary (Desmond) Hankowski ’66 ++ Dennis M. Hanno ’90PhD & Susan C. Hanno ’92MEd Mark L. Hanny ’78 & Gail M. Hanny ❖ Benjamin R. Happ ’98 & Amy L. (Wiswell) Happ ’98 Benton N. Harris III ’74MA, ’82PhD & Ann C. Harris + Gail A. (Goldberg) Harris ’77 ‡ ++ Kevin B. Harris ’94 H. Ames Harrison ’55 ++ Michael P. Hart ’79MS Jonathan E. Hartl ’90 & Maureen A. (Shea) Hartl ’88 ❖ Bryan C. Harvey ’77, ’97EdD ¤ & J. Lynn Griesemer ++ Thomas F. Hastings, Jr. ‡ ¤ & Barbara E. Hastings ‡ ¤ + Jeffrey F. Hatch ’74MEd, ’91CAGS & Joyce M. Hatch ’88MBA ++ James Haug ’88MFA & Alexandra Kennedy ’88MFA + David J. Hegarty ’78 John S. Hendry ’77, ’78MS & Susan F. Hendry ++ ❖ Lawrence G. Herman ’73 Phyllis Heronemus Cathy R. Hershcopf ’75 Leslie J. Herzog & Jacqueline Beckley ❖ Traci J. Hess ¤ Cathy (Giebitz) Higgins ’89MEd ‡ & Richard Higgins ‡ + Mary Ann Higgins ’72 ++ Brian W. Hill ’69 ‡ & Susan C. Hill + Willie L. Hill, Jr. ¤ & Beverly G. Hill ¤ ++ Scott E. Hiller ’90 & Kelly Hiller-Amonte Bryan Hilliard ’93 Glenn Hilsinger ’84 & Susan Reiche ’84 Chris P. Hines ’97 Allen J. Hinkle ’73 & Mary L. (Gibson) Hinkle ’74 R. Paul Hirt ’81 & Lynn M. Campana ’81 ++ Sumesh C. Hirway ’75PhD + Erik D. Hjerpe ’93MS ++ Hugh F. Hoffman III ’81MA ++ Paul J. Hohenberger, Jr. ’87 ¤ + John C. Holdsworth & Justine G. Holdsworth + Ruth W. Holmes ’71MS & G. Burtt Holmes + Richard B. Holzman ’70EdD ‡ & Rochelle Holzman ‡ ++ Su-Don Hong ’76PhD + David S. Hoopes ’81 + Richard W. Hoss ’62 ++ Robert J. Houde ‡ & Patricia M. Houde ‡ + Mikhaela E. Houston ’97 Barbara A. Howald ’83MEd

& Michael Blake Barbara C. Howard ’78 + Stephen O. Hultin John W. Humphrey & Pamela Petri Humphrey Brian Q. Huppi ’93, ’98 ❖ Alan D. Hurvitz ’72 ++ Richard T. Hussey ’86 ++ Elizabeth A. (Cassano) Husted ’82 Gordon Hutchins, Jr. ’70 + Brett Hynninen Philip L. Iampietro ’47 + Maui Ing & Karen B. Ing + ❖ Stephen W. Ingram ❖ Laurie Ingwersen ❖ Todd M. Ingwersen ❖ Motoko Inoue + Stephen R. Israel ’63 ❖ Basil H. Istwany ’89 & Laura J. (Sutherland) Istwany ’97 + Mary A. Jablonski ’77 ++ Kyle E. Jackson ’82 Ramakrishna Janaswamy ’86PhD ¤ Dennis P. Jancsy ’69, ’72MBA ++ Barry Jansson ’57 Miriam R. (Moebius) Jenkins ’93MM ¤ & John A. Jenkins ¤ + Brett S. Jenks ’89 & Jacquelyn Micucci Jenks ’89 Rajesh K. Jha ’90MS Xin Jin ’98MS, ’00PhD & YuanQiao Rao ’00PhD ❖ Christopher S. Johnson ’90 Dave Johnson Erika K. Johnson Gordon A. Johnson ’93PhD Kylie H. Johnson ¤ Paul E. Johnson, Jr. ’69 ++ Jennifer Johnsrud + Jennifer (Siddall) Jones ’94 & Gerald L. Jones Wayne C. Jones ’66 ++ Scott L. Joslin ’90MS, ’94PhD ❖ Joseph A. Joyce, Jr. ’75MS + ❖ Spencer A. Joyner, Jr. ’73MLA, ’76MRP, ’78PhD & Susan (Lane) Joyner ’73 + ❖ Raymond J. Kaleda ’66 & Laurel V. Kaleda ++ ❖ Karen A. Kalmakis ’93MS, ’08PhD ¤ Michael J. Kane + Richard A. Kane ’92 + Paul E. Kaplan ’66 + Steven R. Karas ’80 ‡ & Lynne Satlof-Karas ’79 ‡ Jay J. Kaufman ’75 ‡ & Lesley E. (Rosenthal) Kaufman ’77 ‡ ++ Lisa V. Kautz ’83 + Kristin A. (Bibeau) Keating ’89 ❖ Diane R. (Scruton) Keedy ’88, ’15MBA ¤ Jeff M. Keedy ’07 ¤ Gareth A. Keith ’58 ++ John J. Kelleher, Jr. ’69 + Mary E. Kelleher Christopher L. Kelley ’79 & Pamela A. Kelley ++ Michael F. Kelley ’88 & Elizabeth Tyminski David L. Kelly ’86

& Jodi Pizzuto-Kelly John F. Kennedy ’86 ¤ & Rebecca Kennedy Ronald J. Keohane ‡ & Diana R. Keohane ‡ Fred R. Kern ‡ & Anne M. Kern ‡ + Kathleen M. Keroack ’75MS Barry S. Kessler ’04 Colleen (Beaudin) Kettle ’84 Thomas E. Kida ’78PhD ¤ & Kathryn T. (MacDonald) Sullivan ’93PhD ++ Robert J. Kieras ’75 ++ Dennis M. Kiernan ’76 & Jane Kaufman ’77 John W. Kinchla ’97, ’02MS & Amanda J. (LaCoste) Kinchla ’98 Todd A. Kitterman ’02 David B. Kittredge, Jr. ¤ Rita Knapp ‡ Charles F. Knappe ’72 Faith Knowles Hanumantha R. Kodavalla ’88MS + ❖ John H. Kokoski ’69S & Elaine Kokoski + John J. Kominski ’59, ’90HON +++ E. Micah Kornfield ’02, ’04MS Mitchell A. Kosh ’83MEd, ’84PhD & Anne M. (Coache) Kosh ’82MEd Kevin A. Koswick ’85MBA ‡ & Denise Koswick ‡ + Robin C. Kramer ❖ Daniel Krause, Jr. ’66, ’72PhD ++ Harvey L. Kravis ‡ & Lin-Mei Kravis ‡ + ❖ Steven A. Krol ’77 + ❖ Tara N. Kumaraswami ’02 Brett J. L’Esperance ’96 & Emily A. (Dinneen) L’Esperance ’95 Eugene Labrie + Rafael F. Laffitte ’86 Marc E. Lamere ‡ & Virginia C. Lamere ‡ + ❖ Daniel R. Lammel ’17PhD Gary P. Lamoureaux ’69, ’84EdD ‡ & Nancy (Hansen) Lamoureaux ’73 Edward F. Lange, Jr. ’81 & Kimberly S. Lange Michael J. Langer ‡ Douglas J. Lantigua ’92 Robert L. LaPalme ’77, ’78MBA ++ Nancy A. LaPointe ’80 Joseph A. Larkin ’82 ++ Nancy L. Larocque ’97 ❖ Joseph S. Larson ’56, ’58MS ‡ ¤ & Wendy (Nichols) Larson ’58 ++ Frank P. Lattuca, Jr. ’64S, ’81EdD ‡ ¤ & Nancy Lattuca + Steven N. LaValley ’81 ++ ❖ John J. Lazzaro ’93 & Kathleen A. Lazzaro + ❖ George R. Leaman ’86MA, ’87MA, ’91PhD Rita Leaman ‡ Thomas L. Leatherman ’87PhD ¤ & C. Marjorie Aelion ’80 ¤ Robert R. Lebel ’67, ’70MS & Patricia A. Lebel Mary (Allessio) Leck ’62 ++ Steven M. Lee ’96 ❖

Karen Leff ‡ + James Lendvay ‡ & Karen Lendvay ‡ Clark A. Lennon ’61 ++ ❖ Madeleine Lenz ++ Roberto T. Leon ’78 Gerald T. Leonard ’69 ‡ & Sheila J. (Cobb) Leonard ’69 ‡ Jay A. Leonard, Jr ’85, ’06MBA & Christine V. Leonard ❖ Kelley A. Leroy Mark A. Lester Linda L. Letcher ’84MS ++ ❖ Mike A. Leto ¤ & Rebecca A. Leto George M. LeVan ’68 & Patricia A. (Long) LeVan ’70 ++ Howard L. Levin ’75 ++ Karl E. Liebich ’80 ++ ❖ Lawrence H. Liederman ’67 ‡ Tucuong Lien ’70 & Jennifer (Chen) Lien ’71 + ❖ Jane C. Lin ’95 ❖ Jane J. Lin ’86 ❖ Mark D. Lincoln ’71 + ❖ Mark A. Link ’80 & Judith A. (Hennrikus) Link ’81 + David M. Littlefield ’84, ’88MS & Joanna A. (Matarazzo) Littlefield ’85 Matthew O. Littlefield ’99 & Susan Littlefield ❖ Robert F. Littleton, Jr. ’71 & Wendy Littleton-Kozma Edward M. Livingston ’70 + Elizabeth L. Loughran ’81EdD ++ William G. Love & Jeffrey R. Cox ¤ + Robert A. Lowry ’98 & Catherine (West) Lowry ’96, ’01MBA ¤ Francis P. Lucier ’50, ’77HD +++ Christine Lyman Chase Robert L. Lynch, Jr. ’71 + Michael J. MacDonald ’91 & Jane MacDonald ++ ❖ R. Kirk Mackey ’78 ‡ & Lise M. Mackey ‡ + David W. MacLaughlan ’70 + Christina A. Maguire ’87, ’06 ¤ Lewis C. Mainzer ‡ ¤ & Caden Mainzer ‡ ++ James F. Mallet ’91 ¤ & Jennifer C. Southgate ++ Kathleen F. Malynoski ’91MEd & Gregory Malynoski ++ Glenn E. Mangurian ’70, ’73MBA ‡



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Members (continued) & Gail B. Mangurian + Charles H. Manley ’68MS, ’69PhD & Eileen (Alderson) Manley ’67 ++ Carol A. Manning ’74 + Geoffrey P. Manning ’97 & LeeAnn Manning ’98 ❖ John F. Manning ❖ Toni Ruth Manning ’71 James F. Manwell ’77MS, ’81PhD ¤ Mark A. Marchand ’80 ++ ❖ Robert K. Marcum + Mira N. Marshall ’75 Irwin G. Martin ’80PhD + John E. Masaschi ’55 ++ Steven J. Mastalerz ’91 Wayne C. Mathisen ’93MBA + Wallace J. Matthews, Jr. ’67 + Carolanne E. McAuliffe ’90 Robert F. McCarthy ’82 Brian G. McDermott ‡ & Lori B. McDermott ‡ Joseph R. McEacharn ’95 Mari-Kate E. McEntee ’07 ❖ Vincent E. McEntee ’90 + Lawrence McGlynn ’77 ‡ Suzanne J. McGowan ’71MA, ’96EdD & Jon G. McGowan ¤ Theresa A. McGrath ’81 + Timothy J. McGrath ’98PhD Melinda C. McIntosh ¤ + Carol A. McKenna ’84 + George W. McKenna ’62 & Marsha (Hargraves) McKenna ’62 ++ Alfred W. McKinstry ’51 Keith M. McLarty ’97 & Stephanie S. (Walsh) McLarty ’98 Joanne (Stingone) McLaughlin ’77 Walter K. McLaughlin ’84 & Martha C. (Fontaine) McLaughlin ’85 ++ Jayne (Arnold) McMellen ’64 ‡ +++ John B. McNamara ’81, ’82MS ‡ & Deborah A. McNamara ‡ + Jeffrey T. McReynolds ’76 + Judith A. (Dorfman) Mendelsohn ’85MEd + Sharon A. Mertz ’78 + ❖ Chester R. Messer II ‡ & Joyce Messer ‡ + Richard J. Messina ’84 Corinne J. Meyer ’82 & Steven L. Feye ❖ John M. Micalizzi ’94 & Diane (Cormier) Micalizzi ’94 Spyros Michail ’88MS, ’91MS & Yazmin (Alvarez) Michail ’89 ❖ Alison (Hiers) Micucci ’87 + ❖ Thomas V. Milbury ’79 & Robyn B. Glazer Milbury ’79 + Mary L. Milkey-May ’81MM & Ernest D. May ‡ ¤ ++ Jane K. Miller ¤ ++ Edward W. Millette III ’86 + James L. Milton ’70MS, ’73PhD & Martha (Sailor) Milton ’74 ++ Rosemary A. Minior-Walker ’77S + Stephen E. Minson ’82 Richard T. Misiaszek ’68 ++ Karen (Oppedisano) Moore ’89MS


Yvonne P. Morand Stephen T. Moreland III ’86 & Audrey J. (Keithe) Moreland ’87 Karen Morely Westcott ’71 + Jason P. Morgan ’97 ❖ Maureen A. Morley ’72 ++ ❖ Michael W. Morris, Sr. ’63 ‡ & Mary Joan M. Morris ‡ Noreen P. Morris ’91MS Andrew P. Morrison ’89 & Sharyn L. Morrison + Alice M. Morrow ’62 Alan L. Mosher ’65MS ‡ & Christine Mosher ‡ ++ Carmel Motherway Claudia E. Mott ’80 ++ Valerie A. Moussou ‡ James A. Mucci ’78 ‡ Andrea E. Muccini ’85 + James E. Mulcahy ’60S, ’66 Richard T. Mulcahy Michael C. Mullane ’78 Edward M. Murphy & Marilyn Murphy + John T. Murphy ’65 + Kevin P. Murphy ’93 Thomas P. Murphy ’91 ++ James A. Muspratt & Suzannah Fabing Muspratt Ladimer S. Nagurney & Anna B. Nagurney ¤ ++ Robert A. Nakosteen ¤ & Nora C. Groves ‡ ¤ David J. Narkewicz ’90 + Saul J. Natansohn ’85 + ❖ John M. Naughton ’59 ‡ Michael P. Neary ‡ & Kimberly A. Neary ‡ Mark E. Nelson ’60 ++ Susan L. Newton ¤ Jingwei Ni ’98PhD & Bing Nie ’97PhD, ’99MBA Linda W. Nober ’73EdD William E. Noland ’86 & Madeleine R. (Woodcock) Noland ’89 + Clifford M. Noreen ’80 ‡ + Stuart J. Novick ’72 & Katherine (Smiles) Novick ’73 ++ Lawrence M. Nugent ’56 & Elizabeth A. Nugent ++ John N. Nunnelly ’82MBA Elizabeth M. Nuss Philip Nyman ’58 Richard D. O’Brien ‡ ¤ & Susan K. Whitbourne ‡ ¤ +++ Karla J. O’Byrne William B. O’Connor ‡ ¤ & Karen F. O’Connor ‡ ¤ ++ Cathy A. (Fergerson) O’Neil ’93 & Timothy O’Neil ❖ William D. O’Neill ’60 & Carol (Mentor) O’Neill ’61 James S. O’Sullivan ’65 ++ ❖ Christopher K. Ober ’80MS, ’82PhD Peter S. Orenberg ’92MS & Hilary Orenberg + ❖ John V. Osmun ’40 Leon J. Osterweil ¤ & Lori Clarke ¤ Carol A. Ottaviani ’66 Robert W. Otto ’79

& Bonita E. Otto ¤ + Ron N. Paasch Dean A. Paddock Mark A. Padolsky ’77 & Linda Padolsky Susan L. (Berry) Pakula ’69 Richard N. Palmer ‡ ¤ & Elaine S. Palmer ‡ Edwin J. Panichas ’61 ❖ Thomas W. Panke ’65 Keith M. Parent ‡ & Pamela A. Parent ‡ Christopher E. Pariseau & Amy B. Gallant Robert E. Pariseau Martin A. Parks ’60 Bert W. Parmenter III ’70 ++ ❖ Vozken A. Parsegian ¤ John J. Pasteris ’54 ++ ❖ Siddharth Patel ‡ & Nihita Patel ‡ + Mark J. Pawlik ’77, ’79MBA, ’81MS ❖ Henry E. Peach ’92 & Deborah K. Nowers ’92EdD ++ Grant K. Peacor ’81 & Melissa (Smith) Peacor ’80, ’85MPA Lee A. Pearlmutter ’66, ’73MS Joseph R. Perrozzi Greg G. Peters ’76 ++ ❖ Daphne B. Petri James K. Petros, Jr. ’74 ❖ Thomas K. Philips ’83MS, ’86PhD & Marina E. Philips ’86MS Sylvia Pickett Raymond S. Pierson ’79 ++ Dejah L. Pires ’08 Elizabeth Plateroti William T. Platt ❖ Steven H. Platts ’87 & Diane D. Paquin-Platts ’87 ❖ Tina (Kosmas) Plette ’73, ’92MA & Anne J. Herrington ¤ ++ Bryan W. Plumb ’67, ’68MEd ‡ & Carol J. (Rourke) Plumb ’69 ++ Arthur I. Poland ’64 & Helen M. Poland Joseph R. Polino & Maria T. Polino + Robert Pollack ’54 & Lynne (Tuttle) Pollack ’55 Trent A. Poole ’73, ’75MS & Paula (Fortes) Poole ’74 + Mark A. Popovsky ’72 & Andrea L. Lavender Larry M. Post ’75 ++ Robert A. Potash ¤ & Jeanne Potash +++ Jeffrey D. Poulton ’87 ‡ & Tracy (Alvanos) Poulton ’83 ‡ ❖ Gerald R. Powderly ❖ Charles A. Powers, Jr. ’40 + Robert J. Powers ’61 ++ Russell J. Powers ’66 David M. Pozar ¤ & Judith A. Pozar ¤ Surya Prakash ’03 & Aditi Kapur ’05 Russell W. Pratt ’59 Estate of Albert F. Premo, Jr. ’57 Richard M. Presti ’71 ++ Harold J. Publicover ’49 ++ Gary E. Pzegeo ’89 & Mary K. Werler +

Evan F. Quarton ’58 Michael F. Quinlan ’84 & Jennifer D. (Carbone) Quinlan ’95 ❖ John F. Quinn ’57 Thomas P. Quinn ’93 Jason L. Radlo ’49 & Irene (Frank) Radlo ’51 ++ James R. Ralph & Edith A. Ralph ++ Susan P. Rauch ’95EdD + Robert W. Rauh ’69MBA & Cheryl Rauh ++ David A. Reed ’80 ‡ ++ Douglas A. Reed ’69S, ’73 & Ann C. Pickrell James T. Reid ’77MS John D. Reiff ¤ Peter I. Resnick ’93 ❖ William J. Rex ’54 ++ Gary A. Richardson ’76 & Joanne R. (Bolton) Richardson ’75 ++ Meredith (Fernald) Richardson ’58 + Scott A. Ricketts ‡ & Jean F. Ricketts ‡ William T. Riddell ’90 & Georgia K. Wood ’87 + David Rifken + Ellis F. Rinaldi ’84 William J. Ritter ’83 ‡ & Mary (Craig) Ritter ’83 ‡ + Richard J. Robbat ‡ & Violet K. Robbat ‡ + Norman R. Robertson ’72 Donald A. Robinson ’66, ’84PhD ‡ ¤ & Sara (Laclaire) Robinson ’66, ’79MEd, ’86EdD ‡ John E. Robison + Brian A. Rockett ’76 & Helaine R. (Hughes) Rockett ’75, ’84MS + Michael A. Rodman ’61 ++ Phillips H. Roland III ’75, ’77MS & Linda (Deleo) Roland ’76 Elizabeth (Fowle) Rome ’81 & David L. Rome Jerome C. Rose ’73PhD & Dolores Rose + David H. Rosen ’59 ‡ + Ronnie A. (Rifkin) Rosenberg ’84 ❖ Stan C. Rosenberg ’77 + Joel B. Rosenthal ’65 & Bonnie Rosenthal James H. Ross ’09 David P. Rossiter III ’79MBA + Gretchen B. Rossman ¤ Dana J. Roszkiewicz & Margaret M. Melozzi Gary L. Roth ’76, ’78MEd + Barbara (Skolnick) Rothenberg ’80MEd, ’86CAGS & David Rothenberg Brian T. Roughan ’98 + John Rowe ‡ & Alice Rowe ‡ Arthur F. Rubeck ’03, ’05MBA Ray Rudolph ‡ + Jeffrey S. Rudsten ’71 + Jill Rulfs ’73 ‡ & James B. Broadhurst ‡ ++ Bonita J. Rup ’75 ❖ H. Dennis Ryan III ’68S, ’74, ’87EdD ‡ ¤ & Norma (Sutton) Ryan ’69 ‡ + Howard M. Saal ’73, ’75MS Charles W. Saber ’76

Philip J. Sabra ’71 & Wendy L. Lash Sabra ’72 Daniel A. Sack ¤ Alison A. (Lochhead) Sacknowitz ’92MS

Scott A. Sandler ’83 + Christopher H. Sands ’76 ‡ & Betsy D. Sands ‡ + Scott T. Santarella ’87 Edward M. Sargavakian ’88 ++ ❖ Gerard J. Sarnie ’75, ’78MBA +++ Heidi I. Sarver ’86, ’88MM + John G. Savage ++ Robert H. Scales, Jr. ’57 Noel E. Schablik ’69 & Carol (Podolski) Schablik ’69 Margaret (Conley) Schadt ’85MS ++ Cory B. Schauer ’91 ❖ David G. Scherer ¤ & Christine B. McCormick ¤ + David M. Schimmel ¤ & Barbara B. Schimmel ++ Manfred J. Schindler ’82MS William Schleuse & Virginia P. McDermott Timothy P. Schmitt ’72S ‡ & Karen (Cearnal) Schmitt ’73 ‡ ❖ Beth A. Schneider ’79 ++ ❖ Marc Schneider ’81 Kerry L. Dietz ¤ William J. Schroth ’64PhD & Marilyn (Sylvia) Schroth ’62 Steven W. Schubert ’73 Donald N. Schulz ’71PhD & Kathleen (Ware) Schulz ❖ Sigrit J. Schutz ’77PhD & James E. Cathey + Gilbert C. Scott ’89 Gordon L. Scott ’73 ‡ + Michael P. Sears ‡ & Anne P. Sears ‡ Jaime L. Seguin ’00MS ¤ + Arthur B. Semle ‡ & Norma B. Semle ‡ + Brian D. Semle ’86 ‡ & Susan (Bova) Semle ’88 ‡ + A. Christina (Sokoloff) Severin ’89 Reza M. Shafii ’83, ’85MS ‡ & Jennifer R. (Trzcinski) Shafii ’85 ‡ Lawrence S. Sharnak ’75 & Diane (Green) Sharnak ’76 ❖ Gary P. Sharpe ’70 Luke Sharpe IV ’67MS + Garrett C. Sharpless ’76 & Kathy (Gruber) Sharpless ’77 William R. Shea, Jr. ’84 & Cecilia (Carmody) Shea ’83 + Peter A. Sherlock ’88MBA ++ Norma L. (Jewell) Shiatte ’54 ++ James G. Shields ’60 & Marilynn (Kolazyk) Shields ’61 ++ ❖ Steven L. Shray ’79 + Craig D. Shuffain ’70 Paul W. Shuldiner ‡ ¤ & Leda McKenry ¤ Michael G. Shuman ’87 ++ J. Curtis Shumway ++ Alfred J. Siano ’62 & Mary (Shea) Siano ’69 ❖ Norman W. Silcox ’53, ’55MS & Betsy (Burghardt) Silcox ’57 ❖ Brian M. Silva ’73S, ’76

Joan Silverman Stephen H. Silverstein ’70 & Linda J. (Gerhardt) Silverstein ’70 Walter R. Silvia ’62, ’65MBA & Diann (Coyle) Silvia ’62 ++ ❖ Ralph J. Simmons ’62 ++ Laura N. Simon ’98, ’01MEd, ’17PhD ¤ James S. Skesavage, Jr. & Joan Skesavage ‡ Emil J. Slowinski, Jr. ’46 & Emily D. Slowinski Christopher Smallis ’76 + Dick Smith ’66 & Sally (Minich) Smith ’66 ‡ +++ George A. Smith, Jr. ’55 & Linda Smith ++ Howard R. Smith ’75 + ❖ Wayne E. Smith ❖ Joseph Smullin ‡ & Alix Smullin ‡ ++ Jeffrey M. Snoonian ’94S Donald J. Sokolnicki ’76 Vivek K. Soni ’82MS, ’86PhD & Ameeta (Narula) Soni ’82MS + Elaine J. Sortino HA ¤ ++ Peter J. Southard ’86 & Patricia J. Stevens ’85 ++ Donald J. Southwick ’71 ‡ & Sandra (Desjourdy) Southwick ’73 David A. Spieler ’74 & Karen A. (Kester) Spieler ’75 Guy A. Spinelli ’73 ++ James P. Spinelli, Sr. ’69 ‡ + ❖ John N. Spinney, Jr. ’87 & Janet M. Spinney + John G. Spitzak ’85, ’96PhD & Jessica L. Rosenberg ’00PhD ++ David D. Sporny ¤ & Marcia Sporny ++ James T. Stamas ’54 Constance (Newton) Stancell ’69 + Edward J. Stanek ’77MS ¤ & Anne Z. Stanek ’03MM Gary E. Stanitis ’80 ‡ & Judith A. (Bell) Stanitis ’80 ‡ John F. Stanne ’83 ++ ❖ Richard M. Steele ’57 & Lois (Bain) Steele ’57 ❖ Jane E. (Isgur) Stein ’82MS ‡ & Peter B. Stein ‡ ++ Marc A. Steinman ’79 & Debra (Belt) Steinman ’79 + Roseann C. (O’Malley) Stichnoth ’77 ++ John J. Stickevers & Lisa B. Schneider Ivan L. Stokes ’81 ++ Michael Stolpinski ‡ & Nancy Stolpinski ‡ + Shirley C. (Hodgkins) Stolte ’64 & Robert R. Stolte ++ ❖ Mark Stone ’67 & Linda Stone + Jeffrey A. Stoops ‡ & Agnes F. Stoops ‡ Walter Storozuk, Jr. & Evelyn Storozuk Frances (Kalinowski) Streitfeld ’77 ‡ & Mark L. Streitfeld ‡ + Bonnie R. Strickland ¤ Ian M. Striffler ’97 ❖ Pauline E. Strong ’52 David A. Sturgis ’00 + ❖ Thomas A. Sturgis ’00 ❖ Warren Suckerman ❖

Daniel J. Sullivan ’87 & Christine M. Brooks-Sullivan ❖ James F. Sullivan ’55 & Sally Sullivan ++ Neal Sullivan ‡ & Martha Sullivan ‡ Robert Sullivan & Patricia Sullivan ‡ Spencer W. Sullivan ’76 + ❖ Steven P. Sullivan ’87 + Raymond J. Suris ’92 & Heather J. (Leonovich) Suris ’92 + Michael J. Susco ‡ & Jill A. Gold ‡ + ❖ Howard B. Swartz ’78 & Kathleen M. Keohane ++ Charles Swider + Bernard P. Szymanski, Jr. ’94MS ‡ & Candra Szymanski ‡ ++ Rosemary Tambouret ‡ ++ Mark A. Tanner ’94 & Sarah K. (Baackes) Tanner ’94 + Philip J. Tarpey, Jr. ’55 + Gordon E. Taylor ’52 & Marion (Felton) Taylor ’54 ++ John S. Teixeira ’83 Barbara J. (Lyman) Teranes ’62 ++ Alexander C. Thole ’84 & Lori I. Weiss-Thole ’84 + Brinley Thomas George M. Thomas ’84MS & Patricia A. ThomasWeisse ’83MS Eva (Mitchell) Thomson ’78, ’80MBA & David E. Artzerounian, Sr. ‡ ++ ❖ John A. Thomson ’96 Rachel E. (Allen) Tierney ’62, ’74MS, ’90PhD ++ Barbara (Shannon) Tincher ’72 + Mark J. Tobin ’76S, ’78 ‡ & Mary Beth C. Tobin ‡ Stuart M. Tobin ’81 & LeAnn R. (Orvis) Tobin ’80 Leonard A. Todd ’50 ++ Roger S. Toguchi ’78 & Elizabeth A. (Chambers) Toguchi ’67 Junji Tokunaga Donald T. Tomaskovic-Devey ¤ & Barbara A. Tomaskovic-Devey ¤ Linda J. Tonoli ‡ Paul M. Torpey ’78 & Leslie A. Torpey + Nancy (Gage) Torrey ’73 & Philip B. Torrey ++ Richard J. Trant ++ Betsy (Lahteine) Trobaugh ’82 Joseph Troll ’65PhD ¤ & Yolanda Troll William F. Troy III ’76 & Karen (Izbicki) Troy ’76 Joseph F. Truskowski, Jr. ’72 + Michael A. Tunstall ’82 Jay E. Turnberg ’78, ’79MS ‡ & Ann (Muri) Turnberg ’77 ‡ Jonathan A. Turner ’90 ❖ Dennis J. Twohig ’61 & Loretta G. Twohig ++ Carol M. Tyler ’77 + Diane L. Ueberle ❖ John H. Underwood ’62 + Steven C. Upton ’71 ‡ & Patricia Upton Victor A. Utgoff Robert L. Vadnais John C. Valdivielso ’94 & Judith L. (Swoboda) Valdivielso ’94 + ❖

John M. Vallarelli ‡ & Deborah A. Vallarelli ‡ ❖ Jennifer L. (Faszcza) Van Dore ’87 & Robert Van Dore ❖ Jane B. Vanderzwaag Patrick J. Veale ’79 ‡ & Karen M. (Carbone) Veale ’80 ‡ ++ Marcel D. Veilleux ’81 Maureen (Tracy) Venti ’72 & Edward G. Venti Judith A. (Bator) Vigna ’89 Stephen T. Vinter ’83MS, ’85PhD Paul Vitali ’87 Jean L. Vogel ’82 Richard J. Volungis ’55MS & Mildred (Spelman) Volungis ’56 +++ William H. Wachter III ’80 & Jill Wachter Lesley A. (Kulp) Walczak ’82 & Stephen P. Walczak + Michael J. Wall ‡ Denis J. Walsh III ’82 John B. Walsh ’57 ++ Penny J. Walsh ’90 ++ Sandra L. Walsh Zhuang Wang ’85MS + Stephanie (Sabloff) Wasser ’75 + David W. Watt ’72 Melvin K. Webster ’78 + Richard L. Weil, Jr. Marc G. Weinberger ’70, ’72MBA ¤ & Sharon (Stein) Weinberger ’71 ++ Steven J. Weisman ’70 + Michael E. Weissel ’89 & Karen S. Weissel ++ Douglas L. Welenc ’81 ‡ & Susan L. Welenc ‡ John D. Wells ¤ Peter H. Wells + Lisa (Rose) White ’91, ’06, ’12PhD Ralph W. Whitehead ‡ ¤ Carol J. Wigg ’72, ’78MA ++ Mark F. Wilding ’79 + Donna L. Wiley & Neal B. Abraham Andre L. Williams ’86MS + Richard J. Williams ’57 + ❖ Jennifer P. Willis + John A. Willis ’78 + Robert A. Wilson ’77 & Roberta F. (Laird) Wilson ’78 Paul Wischermann Donald U. Wise ¤ + Kimberly (Warner) Wissemann ’77 ++ ❖ William F. Witz ‡ & Kathleen D. Witz ‡ ¤ + Seth Wohlberg ‡ & Debra Wohlberg ‡ Gerard H. Wolf ’66 ++ Kenneth F. Wolff ’87 Patricia L. (Frank) Wolff ’89 + Sara S. Wolff ’72MEd, ’81EdD & Michael Wolff ¤ ++ Hing-Cheung Wong ’79MS, ’81PhD & Bee-Yau Huang ’81MS Joanne R. Wooldridge ’72 + Peter C. Wright ’70 & Mary A. (Peck) Wright ’70 ++ Pei-Fen Wu ’84MS ❖ Gary A. Wyllie ‡ & Constance H. Wyllie ‡


Members (continued) Xiaoyu Yang ’04PhD & Ling Y. Yang ’94MA, ’00PhD + Susan (Dewar) Zajac ’54 + William C. Zaslow ’93 Joseph F. Zgrodnik & Carol Zgrodnik Donald A. Ziff ❖ T. Price Zimmermann & Margaret Zimmermann Alan P. Zucchino ‡ & Jessica A. Zucchino ‡

AFFILIATES RECENT ALUMNI ($250 for those with degrees in the most recent 5 years and $500 for those with degrees in the past 6-10 years)

Lydia Alvarez ’09MPH Andrew J. Armington ’08 John P. Baillieul ’08, ’08 Joshua T. Bajgot ’10, ’13MEd Caitlin A. Baker ’09, ’12MEd Joan D. Baltazar ’10 James J. Barber, Jr ’08, ’08 Michael D. Barrows ’09 & Linda A. (Kizelewicz) Barrows ’08 Courtney J. Beard ’09 + Eric P. Benson ’08, ’09MS ❖ William A. Biermann ’09MBA Zachary H. Bissonnette ’11 Patrick M. Border ’11, ’12MS Marco D. Boscardin ’13 & Mary L. Boscardin ’09 ¤ + Brendan D. Burns ’02MS, ’07PhD ❖ Matthew S. Cahill ’05, ’06MS David Catrambone ’09MEd ¤ Joli A. Chaisson ’12

Lily Chan ’07 Charles N. Cheatwood ’02MS ❖ Elizabeth C. Cleary ’03 ¤ Sarah E. Collier ’11 Christian Connelly ’11MBA Meghan L. Connors ’08 ❖ Kevin E. Cotreau ’10 ❖ Timothy E. Cotreau ’06 Caitlin C. Cousins ’10 Jon K. Crocker ’07MA ¤ Christine M. Croll ’07, ’09MEd Andrea M. de Groff ’02 ❖ Michelle G. Doyle ’09MBA Daniel Dryburgh ’12S Joshua M. Duboff ’07, ’07 Wesley J. Dunham ’99 ¤ & Nicole J. Dunham ’14MBA ¤ ++ Lora E. Emison ’12 Dante I. Falcone ’07 Adam D. Ferrarini ’08 ❖ Nicholas W. Ferron ’05 L. Carl Fiocchi, Jr. ’10MS, ’13PhD & Jean (Braconier) Fiocchi ’74S Erwin S. Francois ’07 Holly J. Frank ’09MS Matthew R. Frascella ’01, ’01 & Diana (Lapointe) Frascella ’03 + Jeremy R. Frassa ’10 Kenneth R. Fredette ’03 Rapheal D. Gantz ’12 Zoe E. Gardner ’06MS, ’13PhD Matthew B. Goldstein ’05 & Whitney (Mollica) Goldstein ’09 Derek W. Griffin ’03 Daniel G. Griswold ’75 & Kristine M. Griswold ’07MEd ‡ ++ Mark L. Gruman ’05, ’08MS & Megan E. Grenier ’05, ’06 ❖


The following provided matching gift support for Founders and Leadership Giving Circle members. Abbott Fund Adage Capital Management AEGON Transamerica Foundation Aetna Foundation Albemarle Corporation Ally Bank American Express American International Group Amica Mutual Insurance Apple Arbella Mutual Insurance Ares Advanced Technology Aviva Charitable Foundation Babson Capital Management BAE Systems Bank of America Bank of New York Barclays Capital Black Rock Advertising & Publishing Campbell Soup Foundation CIGNA Foundation CIT Group Foundation Citizens Financial Coca-Cola 68 | 2012 ANNUAL REPORT OF DONORS

Colgate Palmolive ConocoPhillips Constellation Brands Darden Restaurants Foundation Deerfield Associates Dell Corporation Deloitte Foundation Deutsche Bank Dow Chemical Company Richard H. Driehaus Foundation DST Systems Eaton Vance Ernst & Young Foundation Exelon Corporation ExxonMobil Foundation Fidelity Investments FM Global Foundation Follett Corporation Freddie Mac Foundation H.B. Fuller Company Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation GartnerGroup General Electric General Re

Matthew W. Heath ’04PhD ❖ Michael J. Herald ’07 + Mary M. Jenkins ’07 + Mary Kozik ’09MBA Jayaraman Krishnamoorthy ’03MS, ’07PhD ❖ Maxwell P. Leabo ’10 Gregory P. Leger ’02 & Jayme L. (Brown) Leger ’03 + John B. Leonard ’13MM Wesley A. Locke, Jr. ’11 Sheree L. Loftus ’08PhD Brent F. Massey ’03 ‡ & Kathryn Massey ‡ Maxwell Mattera ’08 Laura L. McGlynn ’08 Michael F. Miklavic ’09, ’13MBA Julia W. Morgan ’11 Susan A. Moroski ’04 Shayan S. Mozaffar ’03 Sean D. Musselman ’06 + Janet Muzzy ’05 ¤ ++ Christopher F. Nelson ’08 Paula J. Noonan ’10 Eric J. Paradis ’09 Melissa L. Pelkey ’09 Kyle L. Peterson ’04 ❖ Panagiotes M. Petrakis ’08 Lance Piantaggini ’07 + Jay Poswolsky ’02MBA ‡ & Sheila Poswolsky ‡ + Bradley S. Renius ’10 Joshua O. Rhein ’08 Amber L. Roberts ’14 Marc A. Rodrigues ’11 Nathan C. Roy ’04, ’06MS & Christine H. (Bonczar) Roy ’04, ’05MS Benjamin A. Rudnick ’10, ’14MA

Ryan K. Sakuda ’07 Hilary A. Sandler ’04PhD ¤ Adam R. Schepp ’03, ’03 & Jeanie I. Gorlovsky-Schepp ’03 + Andrew P. Schwarz ’08 Seth T. Sibley ’07 & Nicole (Giannini) Sibley ’07 + Brad T. Sloan ’10 Allison L. Smith ’10, ’11MS ❖ Michael R. Smuda ’05 Forrest R. Spatcher ’09, ’09 ❖ Melanie M. (Holmes) Stewart ’03 Jennifer H. Sweeney ’14 Diane M. Tarantino ’08 Naresh M. Thacker ’02 Todd Theel ’12 & Jan M. Theel ’12 Robert E. Till ’08PhD + Brian Tino ’11 Kenneth K. Toong ’04MBA ‡ ¤ & Pamela J. Toong ‡ Darrell C. Troie ’06, ’09MBA ¤ + Ashley D. Valentine ’08 James A. Wagstaff ’07, ’07 Chelsea L. Wakeham ’11 Changting Wang ’01PhD & Yunqing Wang ’02MS ❖ Shari M. Warden ’08 Rachel B. Weiner ’08 Katie E. Weinmann ’06 Andrew M. Whalen ’07 & Megan R. Cusick ’05 + Robin E. Wheeler ’11 Christina L. (Chubb) Williams ’07S, ’08 ¤ Michael H. Wilson ’04 ❖ Patrick D. Witz ’12 Matthew B. Woodward Xing Yi ’08MS, ’11PhD ❖

GlaxoSmithKline Goodrich Foundation Google Grant Thornton Foundation John Hancock Hanover Insurance Group Harte-Hanks Communication Hasbro Charitable Trust Hewitt Associates Hewlett-Packard Hexcel Foundation IBM International Foundation Illinois Tool Works Foundation Intel Corporation International Flavors & Fragrances Intuit Invest In Others Financial Advisors Johnson & Johnson KBR Incorporated Kinder Morgan Foundation KPMG Foundation Kraft Foods Legg Mason & Company Eli Lilly and Company Mass Mutual Life Insurance Medtronic Foundation Metropolitan Life Microsoft Millipore Foundation Motorola Foundation National Grid

Nationwide Insurance New Balance New York Life Northwestern Mutual Life Owens-Corning Foundation PepsiCo Pfizer Pitney-Bowes PricewaterhouseCoopers Procter & Gamble Prudential Foundation QUALCOMM Raytheon Sensient Technologies Foundation Shell Oil Company Foundation Specialized Bicycle Components State Street Synopsys Toyota Motor Sales UBS Foundation Unilever Foundation United Technologies US Bancorp Foundation Verisk Analytics Verizon Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Western-Southern Enterprise Fund White Mountains Insurance Group Xerox Yahoo

THE WILLIAM SMITH CLARK SOCIETY The following individuals have designated UMass Amherst as a beneficiary of their estate plans through wills, trusts, life insurance, life income gifts, retirement plans and retained life estates. We recognize them for their commitment to the future of UMass Amherst. Herschel G. Abbott ¤ & Beth L. Abbott # * Mary P. (Greig) Abbott ’79 Richard E. Abbott, Sr. ’52S, ’78S Elizabeth Acheson ’51 Andrea Adams ’89, ’91MPA Douglas W. Adler ’75MBA George H. Allen ’36, ’67HON * Mary P. Anderson ’66, ’71MS Frederick N. Andrews ’35, ’36MS, ’62HON * Margaret E. (Truran) Angelini ’39 * Barr G. Ashcraft ’66MA * Gabriel I. Auerbach ’41 Theodore S. Bacon, Jr. ¤ George L. Balestri * Mildred S. Barber ’43 # * Ellsworth Barnard ’28,’69HON # * ¤ & Mary (Taylor) Barnard ’34 # * John B. Barr ’33 # * Wilmer D. Barrett ’34 * ‡ Virginia A. Beal * ¤ Bevin A. Beaudet ’69 Karakian Bedrosian ’54 James M. Begin ’85 * William M. Belcher ’76 * Carolyn Bemis * Larry G. Benedict ’67, ’70MEd, ’73EdD & Susan (McGuinn) Benedict ’69, ’71MEd, ’79CAGS, ’87EdD George N. Bennett * JoAnn (Waite) Bennett ’42 * John E. Bennett ’43 John W. Bennett ’52 J. Leonard Benson * ¤ Leo J. Berard ’57 & Anne M. (Heanue) Berard ’57 Neoma M. Berger Norman A. Bergeron ’63S Lorrey J. Bianchi ’69 Margaret E. Bigelow * ¤ Edward L. Bike ’24 # * & Elsie (Nickerson) Bike ’26 # * Martin Bloom Peter L. Bloom ’78 & Denise A. Bloom ’79 Richard J. Bonomi ’66 & Joan I. Bonomi Cecile M. Bouchard & Nancy E. Webster Linda M. (Lemieux) Bouley ’65 Richard J. Boutilier ’53 & Janet K. Boutilier ’55 Juanita (Ford) Bradspies ’59 Ralph R. Bravoco ’71PhD & Vivian G. Bravoco #

Joseph Brine Randolph W. Bromery ’79HON ¤ Robert N. Brooks Roger W. Brown, Jr. ’40 * Marda F. Buchholz ’65 Kenneth L. Bullis ’39MS * James R. Buonomo ’74, ’76MBA George G. Burke ’56, ’96HON Mary Jane (Parisi) Burke ’59 Clarice A. Burrell # * Stephen M. Burroughs ’71, ’80MA & Mary H. Burroughs Theodore C. Caldwell # * Samuel D. Cannavo ’69 # Ralph J. Caouette, Sr. ’81, ’07MS, ’12EdD & Maureen G. (Hicks) Caouette ’97MEd Mary (Ireland) Carlson ’46 * Richard P. Cetti ’70 Edward S. Chang * ‡ Michael J. Chapman ’97PhD I. Mike Chase ’50 # * Miriam U. Chrisman * ‡ ¤ Nanci G. (Benedetti) Cirone ’70 & Albert J. Cirone, Jr. Michael J. Clifford ’50, ’53MS # Charles J. Clock ’78EdD William R. Cobb ’63, ’65MA Robert W. Coburn Julie A. Cohan Randall C. Collord ’75 Carol A. (Wiik) Cooke ’73 Charlotte M. Cooke * Theodore F. Cooke, Jr. ’34 * Geoffrey S. Cornish ’50MS, ’87HON * John C. Corr ’61 Lotta M. Crabtree Testamentary Trust Tony D. Crespi ’85EdD & Cheryl S. Crespi Patricia H. Crosson ’72MEd, ’74EdD ¤ John L.M. Crouse ’56 John M. Cryan ’58 Janet W. Dakin * Jeanette L. (Dipaoli) Damon ’83CAGS Judith A. Davidson ’83PhD Anastasia L. Davis * Ellen F. Davis ’81 Harriet (Rayner) Derry ’43 * Robert J. DeValle ’58 # Robert O. Dewey ’47 * George A. Dickerman ’61, ’92HON & Sherry (Farbman) Dickerman ’63, ’84MS Leslie A. Dierauf ’70 Mark Donovan ’78 David A. Dunlavey ’67S, ’70




Charter Member



Current faculty, staff, or emeritus faculty


Christopher R. Dunlea ’89 Robert L. Duval ’58 Carl Eger ’77 Stephen E. Elmont ’64 * Krikor Ermonian ’52 Jean E. Ferson ’52 John E. Filios ’40 Russell M. Finer ’73 Shaun P. Fitzgerald ’71 Irene F. Fogg # * Martin Fonseca ’29 # * Gail (Mandell) Fox ’65 Margaret H. (Rawson) Freeman ’70MA, ’72PhD & Donald C. Freeman Benedict F. Galas ’51 # * Helen Kay Galloway ’61 Karen L. Garvin ’66 Dorothy (Dunklee) Gavin ’43 George J. Gibavic ’50S * & Annette (Nelson) Gibavic ’64 * Charles L. Gleason ’40 * & Martha (Shirley) Gleason ’42 * John H. Goodrich, Jr. ’65 & Kathryn (Watson) Goodrich ’66 Rose B. Gorin * Betty A. Green ’60, ’66MEd William A. Green ’65 # & N. Bonny (Clapp) Green ’66 # Peter F. Grigas ’62 Daniel G. Griswold ’75 & Kristine M. Griswold ’07MS, ’07MEd ‡ Robert C. Gunness ’32, ’63HON # * Myron D. Hager ’40 # & Gladys (Archibald) Hager ’41 # * Joel M. Halpern ‡ ¤ D. Gibson Hammond, Jr. ’77MS Shane P. Hammond ’91, ’95MEd Stanley L. Handman ’55 & Penny Bix-Handman William B. Harmon ’65 William J. Harrington ’51,’52MA & Joyce (Gibbs) Harrington ’45,’52MS * Joyce Harvey Bottenberg ’67, ’69MS & Norman G. Bottenberg David B. Haytowitz ’77 Robert A. Henry ’70 Martha B. Hill ’42 * Jonathan A. Hite ’78 # Norman C. Holcomb ’66 ‡ Doris R. Holden ’75, ’80MS Jean (Gould) Hollis ’46 Frank F. Homeyer ’28 * Rhoda S. Honigberg Leonard J. Horwitz ’49 * Douglas W. Hosmer ’44 E. Vickery Hubbard * Richard W. Hubbard ’35 # *


Honorary alumnus or alumna Honorary degree recipient Stockbridge alumnus or alumna

Richard F. Jackson ’49, ’55MS, ’57PhD Dana A. (Nadison) Jacober ’80 & Joseph Jacober Mary (Ingraham) Jones ’27 # * Robert W. Joyce ’50 Raymond J. Kaleda ’66 & Laurel V. Kaleda Sam W. Kaplan ’57 Marie B. Kelleher ’42 * Diane E. Kelton ’45, ’62PhD Evelyn (Davis) Kennedy ’26 * Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern ’74MA, ’79PhD ‡ & Joel M. Halpern ‡ ¤ Arthur E. King, Jr. ’64 Louis J. Kirsch III ’55 Suzanne C. Knapp ’51 J. Henry Korson * Klaus E. Kroner * ¤ Bernadette (Darcy) Lane ’77 David J. Lane ’58 Joel D. Lapin ’68, ’71MA Philip C. Lawton ’58 John W. Lederle ’70HON * ¤ & Angie K. Lederle * Maurice W. Leland ’42 Wilfred R. Lenville & Frances D. Lenville Ruth (Raphael) Levens ’48, ’50MS # W. Torrey Little * & Doris T. Little * Linda G. Lockwood * Richard D. Lundy ’47 # * Douglas V. MacBrien ’76, ’79MBA * William P. MacConnell ’43 * John A. Maginnis ’18, ’68HON * Elaine (Nicpon) Marieb ’69PhD, ’85MS Charles Mark & Paula F. Mark James R. Marshall ’49 & Alice (O’Neil) Marshall ’49 Esther (Coffin) Martin ’47 Thomas J. Mathews ’76 & Linnea L. Koons Thomas P. Matthews ’07MS Michael A. Mendelsohn ’66 & Elizabeth M. Ferry ’66 Charlotte (Roberts) Messner ’55 Edwin L. Moore ’38, ’40MS, ’42PhD * Donald G. Moriarty ’60 ‡ Rupert D. Morrill ’42 * Roy E. Morse ’40, ’41MS, ’48PhD * John H. Morton ’66 James E. Mulcahy ’60S, ’66 Jean S. Muller * Gerald W. Murphy ’57 Stephen J. Nojeim ’81MS John F. O’Connell, Jr. ’70, ’72MBA Carl S. Oberg ’50 Dorothy Ornest *


The William Smith Clark Society (continued) John V. Osmun ’40 & Dorothy (Morley) Osmun ’40 * Wayne S. Paige ’58 * Elizabeth (Schneck) Palter ’62, ’75PhD Bradford O. Parker * Thomas F. Parker ’72 William A. Patterson III ¤ Charles F. Perrell ’71, ’72MBA Robert P. Perry ’68 Victor J. Pietkiewicz ’53 # Arthur I. Poland ’64 Marjorie (Aubertin) Pratt ’45 Thomas E. Radlo ’69 Margarita H. Rand * Marvin D. Rausch # * ¤ & Jane M. Rausch # ¤ Steven G. Richter ’77 J. Melinda Rigney ’86EdD & Lloyd W. Ortman, Jr. Edith L. Robinson * Mary (Carney) Rockwell ’45 *

W. Gordon Rockwell Revocable Trust Israel J. Rogosa ’42 * Steve Rollin ’70EdD Harold D. Rose ’39 * Daniel Rosenfield ’53 John J. Ross ’48S * Janice (Rittenburg) Rossbach ’49 B. Robert Rubin ’66 Robert H. Ruf, Jr. ’52S,’55 * & Patricia A. Ruf * Gina M. Ruvido ’90 Janet C. Sargent ’35 * Donald T. Savage ’60 & Patricia A. Savage Neil Scanlan ’67 Eva Schiffer ’46 * ¤ Manfred E. Schmaizl ’60 William C. Schmidt, Jr. ’70 Marilyn Schoenbaum Judith (Broder) Sellner ’52 * Robert A. Shanley ¤ Gary P. Sharpe ’70 Alice K. (Monk) Shepard ’43

Julian S. Shock, Jr. ’68S * Edwin V. Sisson ’68 James C. Skilling ’56 Don H. Smith ’34 # * Frederic S. Smith III ’63 # ‡ John R. Smith ’68 Norman A. Smith ’79, ’91MBA ‡ Susan C. Soloyanis ’75MS, ’78PhD Barbara L. Sparks ’70 Diane (Presz) Stengle ’72, ’80PhD ‡ Frank P. Stetz ’73MEd, ’75EdD * Doris (Dyer) Steward ’39 * Judith L. Streeter ’75 Helen E. Symons ’65 # Jesse A. Taft ’30, ’48MS * Milton C. Taft ’54 * Barbara L. (Beebe) Takahashi ’81 Paul H. Terry ’59MS, ’63PhD Donald N. Thatcher ’49 * & Janet (Sanctuary) Thatcher ’49 Kasha V. Thayer ’44 * Robert P. Thimot ’53 & Barbara A. Thimot *


Hayden B. Tibbetts, Jr. ’60 Zina Tillona ¤ Lois (Beurman) Torf ’46, ’86HON Rose N. Vali # * C. Lynn Vendien # * ¤ Maureen (Tracy) Venti ’72 & Edward G. Venti Marguerite (Merritt) Walker ’45 Esther M. Wallace * HA ¤ Esther M. Warner ’59 Nancy R. Webber ’42 # * Millicent (Carpenter) Wettstein ’40 David R. White ’77, ’78MS Robert J. White, Jr. ’66 Kenneth D. Witt ’42 * William E. Woodburn, Jr. ’56 Wayne O. Woodruff ’74 & Anita Woodruff Guy E. Yeager ’96MS John M. Zebb ’75 Ervin H. Zube ’99HON * & Margaret J. (Pew) Zube ’70MA,’74PhD * + 5 to 9 consecutive years

Through their generosity, the following corporations, foundations, and other organizations supported a broad range of programs and activities at a level of $25,000 or more between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.

of giving

++ 10 to 24 consecutive years

of giving

+++ 25 or more consecutive years

of giving

CORPORATIONS (INCLUDING CORPORATE FOUNDATIONS) Acushnet Company + AliphCom Alpha Omega Electromagnetics Altera + Ansys Incorporated Arbella Insurance BBN Technologies Bosch Research & Technology Center Burns & McDonnell Cell Signaling Technology CEM Corporation Center for Popular Economics + Cisco +

IBM Intel ++ Isilon Systems Kerzner International Resorts Liberty Mutual Research Institute M/A-COM Microsoft ++ National Grid + Nestle + NewLANS NSTAR + Panasonic Boston Laboratory Parametric Technology +

PepsiCo + ReCommunity Recycling Saint Gobain Seagate Technology Semiconductor Research Corporation + Shocking Technologies Syngenta Crop Protection ++ Spacelabs Healthcare TABB Group Unilever Bestfoods ++ UpToDate Waters Corporation Wolf Greenfield +

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation The Elsevier Foundation Robert L. Epstein Family Foundation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Glass Family Charitable Remainder Unitrust Pamela Meadows Jacobs Family Trust Lipp Family Foundation +

Massachusetts 4-H Foundation, Inc. ++ The John Merck Fund Morrill Family Trust Nellie Mae Education Foundation Nirenberg Foundation, Inc. ++ The David & Lucile Packard Foundation + The Posen Foundation REALNews Foundation

The Rudd Family Foundation Russell Sage Foundation Simons Foundation The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Cheryl Spencer Memorial Foundation Tides Canada United States Golf Association

Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association ++ CAPHRA Center for Jewish History Cranberry Institute ++ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Human Frontier Science Program

Institut Ramon Llull + Institute for Biodiveristy, Ecosystem Science & Sustainability National Academy of Sciences New England Regional Turfgrass Foundation + Pear Bureau Northwest

Sociologists for Women in Society University of Massachusetts Alumni Association ++ University of Notre Dame Wildlife Management Institute

ConAgra + DSM Research DuPont ExxonMobil + Feinberg Rozen FirstLight Power Resources General Mills General Motors Geosyntec Consultants Google Gore & Associates Honda R&D North America Hypres

FOUNDATIONS (INCLUDING FAMILY FOUNDATIONS) 1 Anonymous Donor Allen Family Foundation Avon Foundation for Women Barksdale Family Fund ++ Berthiaume Family Foundation, Inc. The Boston Foundation, Inc. + Center for Cultural Judaism Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts ++

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS 2 Anonymous Donors AICPA Foundation Alumni Turf Group American Chemical Society ++ American Diabetes Association American Heart Association + Braskem S/A



The following individuals were honored or memorialized by members of the Founders and Leadership Giving Circles during the fiscal year.

‡ Parent

¤ Current faculty, staff, or emeritus faculty

IN MEMORY OF IN HONOR OF Robert J. Ackermann Band Alumni Association Hunter Barclay ’14 Randolph W. Bromery ’79HON ¤ Rita M. DeMoranville Ernest A. Gallo ¤ Harold D. Grotevant ¤ Thomas P. Hannum ’84MM ¤ Stephen J. Harris ’81 ¤ Robert C. Holub Bailey W. Jackson ’73MEd, ’76EdD

Kathryn L. Kern ’10 Sally D. Motherway Marilyn V. Patton HA ¤ Charles Perkins & Nancy Perkins Janet M. Rifkin ¤ Masha (Kabakow) Rudman ’70EdD ¤ Ronald L. Snell ¤ Erika L. Stigliano ’12 Michael Sussman ‡ ¤ John F. Welch, Jr. ’57, ’82HON & Suzanne R. Welch

Doris E. Abramson ’49 ¤ Nancy Alakoski ‡ Melvyn S. Berger Roland V. Bibeau ’57 ‡ Blossom Bornstein Rona S. Brodsky Eileen (Gallant) Brown ’78 Alexander Chajes ‡ ¤ Edna Cook Irving E. Demoranville ’51, ’52MS Haluk Derin Richard J. Farris ¤ William F. Field ’89HON

Dory Hollander Andrew C. Knowles III ’57, ’82HON David W. Lipp ’77PhD Felix Oppenheim ¤ Hector Petri ‡ Margaret S. Polaski Doris L. Publicover Jeffery Rock Kenzie K. Thompson Harold J. Vanderzwaag ¤ Helen V. (Eaton) Walsh ’71 R. Bruce Wogan ’51 Richard F. Yarde ¤ Adelle Zaslow ‡

Founders and Leadership Giving Circle members also made gifts to the following commemorative funds. Alviani Masterclass Fund Katherine Antunes-Smith Memorial Scholarship Endowment Scott J. Bacherman Fund Joan E. Barr Memorial Scholarship Elizabeth Alice Gaucher Beary Memorial Scholarship Kathleen Horan Berman Nursing Scholarship Roger C. Biron Memorial Scholarship Alexander Chajes Endowment Geoffrey and Carol Cornish Fund for Enhanced Learning Opportunities Margaret Wallenius Craig Scholarship Fund Robert Livingston Craig Scholarship Fund George and Rose Daboul Scholarship Fund James W. Dietz Crew Fund David Dillon Memorial Lecture Fund John H. Dittfach Scholarship Endowment Charles T. Donovan Scholarship Endowment John W. Eldridge Graduate Fellowship in Chemical Engineering Simon & Satenig Ermonian Memorial Scholarship Fund

Richard J. Farris Memorial Fund in Polymer Science Dr. F.J. Francis Graduate Scholarship Fund Vic Fusia Endowed Scholarship Robert L. Gluckstern Distinguished Professorship of Physics Gib Hammond Scholarship Carolyn Harper Memorial Fellowship Joseph Hartshorn Graduate Scholarship in Quaternary Geology Eileen Hayes Scholarship Nancy B. Hellman Award William Heronemus Scholarship Fund Robert and Sabine Holub University Museum Fund Herbert O. Hultin Food Science Scholarship Fund Corinne A. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Bill Kamienski Scholarship Endowment Vic Keedy Fund Edmund Kieltyka Fund Sara Lennox Scholarship Fund Robert W. Lenz Memorial Endowment for Graduate Scholarships

Celeste M. and John F. Loughman Memorial Scholarship Eugenie M. May Award for Piano Performance Maia Felisse McDermott Memorial BDIC Scholarship William E. McEwen Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund in Chemistry Jerome M. Mileur Internship Fund Joseph E. Motherway Fellowship Marybeth T. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Nieto/Rudman Endowed Scholarship David R. Nunez Scholarship for Community Service and Leadership Dean Thomas O’Brien Endowed Chair Dr. Brian O’Connor Honorary Gift Fund Nancy Jean Lahteine Palmer Memorial Scholarship Fund George N. Parks Memorial Award Fund Joseph Perrozzi Memorial Scholarship Fund James P. Petri Scholar in Forest Ecology & Conservation Fund Coach Bob Pickett Football Scholarship Fund

Lawrence Dana Pinkham Memorial Scholarship Ronald J. Prokopy Memorial Endowment Jack Ragle Endowed Fund in Chemistry Winifred C. and Jesse L. Rice Memorial Fund Michael S. Roif Award in Film Studies Alice S. and Peter H. Rossi Lecture Series Emily Silverman Book Collecting Award Professor Richard H. Simpson Endowed Professorship Kimberly A. Soucy Scholarship Fund Paul Utgoff Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Machine Learning Lance Corporal Eric Paul Valdepeñas Scholarship Veli W. and Ida G.L. Wallenius Library Endowment Fund Mary Margaret Whittaker-Webster Memorial Endowment Fund Cleve E. Willis Experimental Economics Laboratory Fund Stanley Young Memorial Scholarship














































*unduplicated count


Donors who have given consistently to UMass Amherst are now recognized as members of the Loyalty Circle. This Circle honors those who have made gifts for at least five consecutive years. Their generosity has provided invaluable support to all aspects of academic and student life. Loyalty Circle members are identified with the symbol that corresponds to the number of consecutive years of giving. Go to giving/loyalty.pdf for a full listing of Loyalty Circle members.


$60,000,000 $55,000,000 $50,000,000 $45,000,000 $40,000,000 $35,000,000









$20,000,000 $20,508,552


$15,000,000 $11,798,430

$10,000,000 $5,000,000 1993





1998 1999

Excludes pledges and bequests commitments.



2002 2003 2004


2006 2007






*Includes $32 Million In-Kind Gift.



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UMass Amherst Magazine, Fall 2012