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MUSIC Make it Love it

Teach it Hear it


Fall 2013



Musical Milestones

The rise of the music department.



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In Concert


Five decades of pop, rock, and soul at UMass Amherst.

Piano Happy

Gilles Vonsattel spreads the love of his instrument.


Music for All!


Rock & Roll in Black & White


Around the Pond The rope pull returns. Our first MOOC. A gift of music.

10 Sports Minutes Cycling cross-country. Student athletes share songs. 12 Science Notebook Science and birdsong harmonize.

A new beat for music education.

39 UMass People Our musical alumni.

Intrepid female photographers chronicled the ’80s rock scene.

44 Bookmarks Pulitzer Prize winning author and drummer Paul Harding.

The marching band preps for the Macy’s Day Parade.

46 In Memoriam

Contra Band

48 ZIP: Norwood, Mass. Kevin Mitchell and the future of the music industry.

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Musicians of many disciplines.

Refining and cheering on fresh young talent.

34 Jazz in July: Hotbed of Cool 49 Ensuring the Legacy

The 2013 Annual Report of Donors

Illustration by Daniel Guidera ’04. While a student from 1977 to 1981 Daniel Guidera drew a daily comic strip for the Collegian called “Nuke the Whale.” In his career as a newsroom artist and freelance illustrator his work has appeared in such places as Mad magazine, on baseball cards, cookie boxes, and in textbooks. To see more of his work, go to: On the cover: Bassist James Cammack, whose boundless technique and creativity have won him long tenures playing with the likes of Ahmad Jamal and Nancy Wilson, teaches at this year’s Jazz in July. (Photo: Ed Cohen ’75)

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Vol. 18 | No. 1 | Fall 2013 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 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

Climate Urgent

More Morality and Mud

Your article on climate change research at UMass Amherst (“Climate Change Clarified,” Summer 2013) firmly places you with the leaders of the country. No issue is as urgent to our immediate future. However, I am left with a strong sense of disconnect between the research and the general public’s grasp of our situation. How many of us are really aware of the consequences of a three-foot ocean rise and two- to five-degree warming by the end of the century? Yeah, sure, it will be our kids’ lives (not grandkids’ anymore), not ours, that have “the potential to be catastrophic.” But, what does that mean for 25 years from now—our lives? What will be the state of a society that suddenly gets it when the blinders are blown off? I am plagued by the dire need to force those blinders off sooner rather than later, to give people at least a fighting chance. How do we achieve that?

Michael Wiseman’s impressive history of fraternities and sororities at UMass, the basis of “Brothers and Sisters, Morality and Mud” (Summer 2013), overlooked the campaign conducted by the Collegian in the fall term of the 1956-57 school year. The campaign was directed against what we would now call ethnic and racial discrimination in the Greek system. In those years the Collegian covered the campus as tamely as any other college paper, so the campaign was an audacious leap that startled and outraged many people. Among other reactions, three members of one of the fraternities, Lambda Chi Alpha, threatened to beat up one of the Collegian’s editors if the campaign continued. I was the editor that night and I confess I was scared out of my wits, but I had misspent my youth watching Hollywood movies and so I declaimed that if they didn’t leave, the paper would publish a story about their threat the next day. To my astonished relief, they shuffled their feet and withdrew, the campaign went on, and eventually a state Senate committee led by Sumner Z. Kaplan ’41 (no relation of mine) held a hearing on campus and the administration imposed substantial reforms on the Greeks. It’s not surprising that Michael Wiseman didn’t know of the campaign. It swiftly disappeared from public knowledge. The Index for 1956-1957, for example, took care of it in one gnomic sentence. In a list of the year’s accomplishments of the InterFraternity Council, it noted, “The Council also took a stand on the discrimination issue.” It could not have been more tactful.

Laurie (Stearns) Sproul ’90 Brunswick, Maine


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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

Regarding retro video games at The Quarters (“UMass People,” Summer 2013), I’m sure I’m not the only grad from the late ’70s who skipped whole classes because of an obsession with pushing the flipper buttons at the student center. The pinball machines were located in a lower passageway from the hotel side to the Student Union side. They beckoned to you with their flashing lights, bells and whistles, and “come on” lines. And when you began to play and collect all those “free” games you just couldn’t abandon them, you had to keep on playing even at the expense of missing that day’s important lesson elsewhere on campus. No regrets. Betsy Driebeek ’81 Hamden, Connecticut

Samuel W. Kaplan ’57 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dan Smith ’77, of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, took the photos of Beta Kappa Phi and Sigma Sigma Sigma in “Brothers and Sisters, Morality and Mud.” He shot about 1,100 rolls of film in his roles as Collegian photographer and Index photographer, photo editor, and editor in chief.

Please send your letters Letters may be edited for clarity and length. fall 2013


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Happy New Year!

Goodbye Tobacco A new tobacco-free policy prohibits smoking anywhere on campus—not on a bench or a bleacher, in a car or at a construction site.

It’s Labor Day, not New Year’s Eve, that signals the campus new year. Students returning to UMass Amherst this fall found new sights, new sounds, and even new tastes on campus.

Commonwealth College Residential Community Hello Class of 2017 4,600 students

With six buildings, beds for 1,500 students, offices, classrooms, meeting rooms, and a café, this was the place to check out and hang out during First Week.

The most academically accomplished class in 150 years of UMass Amherst history.

The Pull of History



N A TRIBUTE to the UMass Amherst sesquicentennial, first-year students gritted their teeth, dug their heels into the Goodell lawn, and revived an old UMass ritual, the rope pull, as part of their introduction to campus history and traditions during new student orientation activities. Two teams of six women and two teams of six men from the Class of 2017 competed in the tug of war that capped off UFest, an afternoon of activities celebrating the arrival of the incoming class to campus. Although the rope pull wasn’t conducted across the Campus Pond, where classes once competed for bragging rights, the Old Chapel provided an equally historic backdrop for the event. UFest also included performances by student groups and talented first-year students, mini-golf, a distracted driving demonstration by the UMass Police Department using lawn tractors and special goggles, food tents, and a campus sustainability bike tour.


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Hampshire Dining Commons

Automated Carillon

Hamp has a new look and a focus on healthy, sustainable eating. Students dine in style on vegan and gluten-free meals, sushi, smoothies, international fare, and more.

The chapel bells now peal every day thanks to a new automated player.

Super-Sized Bendy Buses Two new 60-foot-long articulated buses, running on hybrid-electric power, bring 120 students to campus at a time.

Clark Collection Connection


NASSUMING STEMS and leaves, mounted on yellowed paper, labeled in faded script, tell a fascinating story of a longstanding international connection. The specimens, now on exhibit in the atrium of the Integrated Sciences Building, are part of a botanical collection William Smith Clark, the third president of Massachusetts Agricultural College, amassed in the Sapporo region of Japan between 1876 and 1877. A man with a lifelong interest in botany, Smith had taken a year’s leave to assist with the establishment of Sapporo Agricultural College, now Hokkaido University. Clark encouraged his students to create collections. These collections came to form the basis of the Hokkaido University Museum. The current UMass exhibit pays tribute to Clark’s contributions not only to the natural sciences but also to his establishment of our campus as an international presence. “This collection is just one thread of a complex narration of Clark’s impact,” says Karen Searcy ’84PhD, curator of the UMass herbarium. Clark understood the importance of a natural history collection as part of our land-grant charter: collections are a way of documenting the physical history of a region. On view in the exhibit are vascular plants from mid-nineteenthcentury Japan, unaffected by invasive species or climate change. Exhibiting the collection emphasizes the historic and ongoing connection between our campus and the University of Hokkaido, according to Jack Ahern ’74, vice provost of international programs and professor of landscape architecture and regional planning. The exhibit, “Doctor William Smith Clark and His Plants at Sapporo,” is part of a symposium celebrating the 150-year legacy of international education at UMass, showing how one man’s love of the natural sciences opened a conduit for an international relationship that continues to this day. fall 2013


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DEFA Film Library Turns 20


HERE COULD hardly be a more appropriate place to store films from East Germany than the Cold War mountain bunker in Amherst used for storage by the Five Colleges. Although there are hundreds of films from UMass Amherst’s DEFA Film Library inside the bunker’s thick walls, for the past 20 years the goal of the archive and research center has not been to hold these films close, but to bring them to the wider world. The DEFA Film Library is the only archive and research center outside Germany devoted to a broad spectrum of filmmaking from and related to the former German Democratic Republic. It’s headquartered on campus thanks to Barton Byg, professor of German and Scandinavian Studies, who founded the film library in 1993 to help prevent films produced by DEFA, the state-run East German film studio, from being lost, scattered around the globe, or made otherwise inaccessible. Since then, with the support of the DEFA Foundation in Berlin, Byg and his colleagues and students have worked to broaden popular and scholarly understanding of filmmaking in the GDR by critically exploring its aesthetic, political, and ideological bases. Many of the library’s films are available for sale or rent. Scholars and cinephiles eagerly await releases of its newly subtitled DVDs. The library hosts visits from filmmakers,

organizes film series, and runs a biennial summer film institute. All this has generated greater global interest in East German cinema and more appreciation of its artistry. For example, American kindergarteners have watched classic fairy tales in German and South Africans have found intriguing parallels between their society and Cold War East Germany. It’s all a lot bigger than what Byg envisioned 20 years ago. “In the early days, some Germans thought of us as crazy Americans taking rights to their unwanted films and running with them,” he says. Now, the German government is thankful for the efforts of UMass; its minister of culture recently hailed the DEFA Film Library for its “outstanding contribution to presenting Germany’s cultural heritage.” The DEFA Film Library will hold special lectures and screenings to mark its anniversary, including “20@20,” a nationwide tour of films from the collection that is traveling to 20 cities nationwide. For information, go to:

Making an Impact T

hanks To scholarships she’s earned, Clara Wool ’13 has contributed to vulnerable communities all over the world. she studied urban ecology in poor Boston neighborhoods, translated documents from spanish to English in holyoke, Massachusetts, taught English to children in Morocco, and assessed environmental and gender equity issues in Jordan – to name just a few.

Clara aspires to public service in the Middle East “primarily to benefit the health and well-being of the country’s residents, but also to see that Us foreign policy goals are met in a way that is mutually beneficial for all involved.” UMass amherst students will make an impact. Your gift for scholarships helps them reach their goals.

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A Gift of Music


ENNETH R. FEINBERG ’67, ’02HON, co-chair of UMass Rising: The Campaign for the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is well known as an attorney, mediator, special master of compensation funds, and dedicated public servant. Last year, Feinberg donated his personal papers documenting his extraordinary career to Special Collections and University Archives. Most recently, Feinberg helped with the aftermath of another tragedy, as overseer of the One Fund Boston for marathon bombing victims and their families. Feinberg often finds relief from the stress of his solemn responsibilities by immersing himself in music. When he heard about the Du Bois Library’s plans to create a new Music and Media Collection on the sixth floor, Feinberg, a longtime devotee of opera and classical music, was interested in assisting in that effort. Citing his fond memories of using one of three turntables in the Student Union while he was a student, Feinberg wanted to help create a campus space that will enhance the listening and viewing experience of current and future students. Feinberg has pledged funds that will help UMass further improve the music and media equipment and listening spaces. And, he recently decided to donate his entire CD and DVD collection—close to 9,000 classical music and opera titles—to the UMass Amherst libraries. The Feinberg Music Collection includes more than 6,000 media titles in all formats (CDs, DVDs, LPs, VHS tapes and laserdiscs). The bulk of the collection is classical music from medieval times to the present, including numerous operas. The Feinberg Collection of Classical Music Programs includes more than 900 items documenting over four decades of concert and opera going, including some vintage programs. The gift will be counted toward the university’s most ambitious fundraising campaign ever, UMass Rising.

Culinary Circle



HE NEW Hampshire Dining Commons, one of the healthiest and most sustainable university dining operations in the nation, has a dozen themed food stations. Mechanical engineering student Alex Iwagaki ’16 (left) learned to roll sushi on the job at Hampshire.

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The new Life Sciences Laboratories

Boom Go the Life Sciences


HE CAMPUS GOT GREAT NEWS from the governor therapeutic targets. Their initial focus is protein homeostasis, during its sesquicentennial summer. One hundred and a rapidly emerging field that seeks to illuminate the intricate fifty years after Governor John A. Andrew signed the charter mechanisms governing the expression, function, and fate of that established Massachusetts Agricultural College, Governor cellular proteins that are fundamental to the operation of many Deval Patrick announced a grant that will allow UMass Ambiological processes. Discoveries over the last decade have reherst to build on its long tradition of scientific research and vealed imbalances in protein homeostasis in several diseases, innovation. such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and cancer. The $100 million grant through the Massachusetts Life SciIn Bioactive Delivery, expertise in polymer science, chemences Center for life-sciences-related capital projects in western istry, and food sciences will be used to develop innovative Massachusetts includes $95 million drug delivery vehicles. Like special for UMass Amherst and $5.5 million delivery trucks, these agents will be for the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences optimized for specific payloads, thus “Our Life Sciences Institute, a joint venture of Baystate increasing therapeutic precision by Medical Center in Springfield and directing bioactive compounds to strategy is about UMass Amherst. the right place at the right time in the The UMass Amherst portion of right amount. The new funding will choosing to shape the grant will fund construction to fit support carrier synthesis, along with our future—investing out and equip a substantial portion analytical, biophysical, and bioinforof the new $157-million Life Sciences matics capabilities. today to leave a better Laboratories, which will house three The grant for the Pioneer Valley commonwealth for the new faculty-led research centers: PerLife Sciences Institute, adjacent to sonalized Health Monitoring, Models Baystate Medical Center’s main camnext generation.” to Medicine, and Bioactive Delivery. pus in Springfield, will support the The centers will partner with regional development of a new Informatics —Governor Deval Patrick life sciences and precision manufacand Technology Innovation Center turing companies to develop prodfocused on advancing public/privateucts and services. sector partnerships and incubating Scientists in the Personalized Health Monitoring center are innovative technology solutions developed by start-ups and working on multi-functional, wearable, wireless sensor systems larger, more established firms in areas such as population that capture and analyze patient-level data in real time. They health management, health care quality, “big data” analytics, are employing a vertically integrated approach to research that and mobile health. includes electrical engineers, polymer scientists, mechanical “This grant positions us for new directions in translationand industrial engineers and kinesiologists that will see bioal research and for increased engagement with industry and sensor development from basic science to product testing. other educational institutions throughout the Commonwealth. Researchers in the Models to Medicine center are transUMass is committed to growing these relationships to advance lating fundamental discoveries in molecular biology and economic development as part of our land-grant mission,” says biochemistry into the identification and validation of new Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy.


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My MOOC: Teaching a Massive Open Online Class


LED DOG RACING. Autism awareness in the Arabicspeaking world. Guest houses in Zimbabwe. An e-commerce store for dog biscuits. These were just a few of the website ideas that students submitted for an assignment during “Building a Basic Website,” UMass Amherst’s very first Massive Open Online Class (MOOC). As I read through hundreds of responses, I was struck by the enthusiasm and diverse goals of the students. As a teacher, it’s hard to know what to expect from a class with 750 students from 48 countries. But as I developed and taught the class with the help of the Office of Information Technologies this summer, it became clearer how to best teach a free, open class. Production values for the lessons really matter. So does being involved on discussion boards and on email. It also became more and more fun. I produced 49 videos over 12 class lessons, most of which were shorter than five minutes in order to adapt to short online attention spans. We taped a scene at a different western Massachusetts location for every lesson, like the Montague

Book Mill and on the Northampton Bike Trail. Web design and development takes practice. It can also be tricky at first—an errant semicolon in your CSS code can make your whole website look bad. Nonetheless, many students did a great job. Over 200 students passed all six of the technical HTML5 and CSS lessons. About 100 of them went on to complete a website and earn a certificate of completion. The lessons were all posted on a public website that has had nearly 10,000 unique visitors since May 20. Across higher education, the future of MOOCs is an open question. After this experience, I believe there’s a place for these classes. A good MOOC can offer a path for students, alumni, and faculty to learn new skills. That, in turn, opens up classroom time for what really matters at a university: professors and students working together creatively toward higher understanding. —Brian McDermott ’01 Brian McDermott is a lecturer in the Department of Journalism and the co-director of the online journalism program. You can visit the MOOC’s website at http://umass. edu/journalism/mooc and McDermott’s website at http://

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Sports Minutes

Coast to Coast to Cure Cancer

Bob Newcomb stopped to mark the first state line crossing, from Oregon into Washington, on his cross-country trip.


UPPORTING CANCER RESEARCH is nothing new to UMass women’s swimming and diving coach Bob Newcomb. He has been riding in the annual 200-mile Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) from Sturbridge to Provincetown raising money for the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber Cancer Center for the past six years. This summer, Newcomb and his friend and PMC riding buddy Eric Heller ’86G, ’93EdD deputy director of the UMass Donahue Institute, fulfilled a dream they both had been discussing for the past few years, their own 4,000-mile cross-country bike-a-thon they called “Coast to Coast to Cure Cancer,” or C2C2C2. Their goal was to raise awareness of cancer research and their plan was to reach Massachusetts in time to join the PMC in Sturbridge and finish in Provincetown on August 4. “I always wanted to drive across the country because I know it is big and beautiful. It can be awe inspiring. This was a natural extension of that,” says Newcomb, who rides the PMC in honor of his parents, both of whom died of cancer. Planning began in January and the two set off from Seaside, Oregon, June 8 following routes mapped out by the Adventure Cycling Association. “We do a lot of riding anyway training for the PMC, but I don’t think I ever could have trained enough for what we


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encountered out in the west,” he says. “We were very smart in one way in that we kept our first week very conservative, which got us started and into our routine.” Once into the daily routine the pair made steady progress. They were accompanied by a support and gear (SAG) car driven by Heller’s wife Yehudit Heller ’98G, ’07PhD from Seaside to Bismarck, North Dakota, and the rest of the way by Newcomb’s wife, Judi Newcomb ’08G and daughter Olivia Newcomb ’13. “We were incredibly lucky,” says Newcomb. “We only got two half-days of rain from Seaside to Schenectady, New York.” One of those half days came when they crossed the Continental Divide at Rogers Pass, Montana. “The temperature was right around freezing and it was raining,” says Newcomb. “I think it was the coldest I have ever been in my life. My hands were cramped from holding the brakes coming down the steep hills and we were shivering uncontrollably.” Aside from the bitter cold coming down from the divide, the Rockies ranked high on Newcomb’s list of the best parts of the trip, along with the Columbia River Gorge, Painted Canyon in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the big sky of Montana, the Minnesota lakes, the Erie Canal, and Iowa, which, he notes, was the most surprising. Expecting a big flat

What’s in Your Earbuds? In keeping with the music theme of this issue of UMass magazine, we were curious about what kinds of music student athletes were listening to, so we asked. And here’s what they told us.

state filled with corn, “we came into the northeast corner of Iowa, right along the Mississippi River, which is gorgeous, and huge, and beautiful,” he says. “The route took us up 400-500 feet to plateaus where we would come upon these gorgeous areas, farms with beautiful farm houses and little towns and communities. We also went to the Field of Dreams site and felt like two 10-year-old boys. Playing in the corn, pretending we are disappearing, running the bases, it was just so unbelievable being there.” The toughest days along the journey weren’t the mountain climbs, but the brutal heat, 102 degrees in the heartland, pedaling along flat, straight cornfield-lined roads. “Some days were mentally challenging,” says Newcomb. “It was amazing, but something would always happen to remind us of what we were doing and why.” Usually it was the result of a conversation or encounter along the way. Their C2C2C2 shirts and the SAG car made people curious. Once the conversations started, says Newcomb, “People would open up. ‘My mother’s dealing with this right now’ or ‘thank you for riding’ or ‘here’s five dollars.’ A little conversation like that would go a long way to change our frame of mind and get us back focused.” “The story that affected me most was in Augusta, Montana,” he says. “I was up early looking for a post office and this gentleman came up. He was originally from Cape Cod and when I mentioned the Jimmy Fund, the whole conversation changed. It went from ‘I’m having fun talking with you’ to sad. ‘I’ve had three children in Dana Farber,’ he said, and you could just see how emotional it was. He had just lost his daughter, who was 44, and he talked about the bone marrow he donated, the part of his lung he donated, and how his other two children are doing great. He finally said ‘I have to go, I am sorry.’” Thanks to good weather and incredible luck, some bike issues but no major physical breakdowns, Newcomb and Heller stayed right on schedule, arriving back home in Amherst on July 29, with a few days to rest up before getting back on their bikes to finish their journey with the PMC. “Being able to bike across the country is a physical accomplishment and I am very proud that I was able to do it,” he says. “I am glad I did it and I would never want to do it again.”

Randall Jette, sophomore cornerback, football, “Crooked Smile” — J. Cole

Katrina Martyn, senior, distance, cross country/ track & field, “Roar” — Katy Perry

Brett Canepa, senior forward, soccer, “It Goes Like This” — Thomas Rhett

Stanley Andre, junior linebacker, football, “Holy Grail” — Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake

Kelsey Crawford, sophomore, multi/ throws, track & field, “Sure Be Cool If You Did” — Blake Shelton

–Robert Lindquist fall 2013


Science Notebook

Around the Pond

Tracking the Songlines


IKE MINIATURE ROCK-AND-ROLLERS, birds have two basic goals in mind for their songs: to mark territory and to look for girlfriends. But their boisterous dawn jam sessions may just hold the key to understanding language acquisition and transmission. Colleagues across disciplines in the College of Natural Sciences approach the study of birdsong at both social and biological levels. Associate Professor of Biology Bruce Byers ’87G, ’95PhD goes into the field to collect the songs of the chestnut-sided warbler—a jaunty insectivore with a range that runs the length of the Appalachian Trail. The warbler’s distinct songs for competition and courtship make the song patterns easy for researchers like Zebra finch songs teach Professor Luke Remage-Healey (above) Byers to study. about human learning. The songs of the chestnut-sided warbler While some bird species hatch with a song already (below) help biologists study language acquisition. programmed, warblers have to learn their signature tunes. That makes warbler songs an important tool for scientists the way song is learned at a neurobiological level. His work studying language acquisition. in singing, song learning, and song memory in zebra finches Songs create a rudimentary culture within a bird recently won the Healey Lab an NIH grant to study how population. Although a sociologist or anthropologist might set a higher bar, says Byers, for a biologist “culture” means estrogens produced naturally by the brain enhance sensorythat information is passed along via learning, versus being motor processing and cognition, and thus play a part in the inborn. “I study the transmission of culture in discrete units biological aspect of learning. called ‘songs,’” Byers continues. “It’s a simple system that can Remage-Healey is interested in the way the brains of birds be compared to the more complex systems of human culture.” produce estrogen that helps them learn. The same estrogen is The songlines that succeed in being passed down may be produced in the auditory cortex in our brains. There are other those best adapted to environmental factors: songs that carry similarities as well: the loop between the cortex, thalamus, better in noisy environments, for example, are more likely to and striatum in a bird where song is learned is the same loop be heard and imitated by young birds within hearing distance. critical for the timing of movement in humans. Local dialects and “accents” reflective of their landscape The abundance of estrogen in a finch’s brain during the develop because innovations introduced during the imitation early part of his or her life seems to create a learning window, process spread locally. Byers studies the development of or “sensitivity period,” when the mechanisms of their brains these songlines, which reflect structured and absorb song patterns like musical prodigies. Young finches behaviorally complex communication cherry-pick from the songs of other birds in their social systems. groups to create their own signature songs. As Byers studies cultural The songs of the finches are not melodious; to human transmission through song, ears they sound like a rubber squeaky toy. Yet a great deal Professor of Psychology Luke of information is compressed into that high-tempo song. Remage-Healey studies Remage-Healey hopes to find how naturally produced steroids like estrogen help birds absorb information—such as the signature pattern of songs—quickly and efficiently, a study that may eventually find applications to enhance human learning as well. “We are studying the same thing, one of us neurobiologically and the other culturally,” says Byers. “He’s studying the mechanisms and I’m studying the consequences.” —Laura Marjorie Miller


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c i s u M Make It. Hear It. Teach It.

Love It.


T’S THE scratchy Dylan LP playing in the dorm room next door. It’s “My Way” after a Minuteman football game. It’s the Commencement Band performing “When Twilight Shadows Deepen.” It’s the energy and

dazzling breadth of the annual Multiband Pops Concert. It’s a soprano singing scales as she walks to class. This issue of

UMass magazine celebrates the big musical heart of UMass Amherst. Opera singers? We’ve got them. Rap acts? At the Mullins Center. A Ugandan youth chorus? Hear it and other world music at the Fine Arts Center. Student a cappella groups? Too many to count. Amazingly talented music professors? Yup. A rich jazz legacy? Of course. UMass Amherst music education graduates are in high demand and our alumni perform all around the globe. Because we’ve got more music, more music history, and more musicians than we can cover in a single issue, this magazine presents a medley of some of our greatest hits. Illustrations by Daniel Guidera ’04

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USIC RESOUNDED throughout campus from the earliest days of Massachusetts Agricultural College 150 years ago. In the nineteenth century, students formed glee clubs and sung hymns in the chapel. The college drum corps was founded in 1873. In the early twentieth century, students composed college songs, including the alma mater, and the student orchestra played at Boston’s Copley Plaza and elsewhere across the commonwealth. Students made and heard more and better music on campus after the 1938 arrival of Doric Alviani ’40, who had a mandate to create a full department of music and a full schedule of musical activity. The Department of Music traces its beginnings to Alviani’s appointment.

1938 Doric Alviani, later to become the first chairman of the new fine arts department, appointed instructor of music at Massachusetts State College (MSC).

1981 Jazz in July begins.

1947 MSC becomes the University of Massachusetts, celebrated with a music week. University Chorale, University Chorus, and Operetta Guild formed. 1952 Music department created.

1990s University Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, Chorale, Madrigal Singers, Opera Workshop, Marching Band increase in prominence and level of activity.

1998 Marching Band wins Sudler Trophy.

Female drill team renamed “The Precisionettes.”

1986 “The Lively Arts,” the university’s first interdisciplinary global diversity course in the arts, founded.

1954 Rogers & Hammerstein come to campus for a special convocation.

2004 Annual UMass Amherst Pops Gala founded.

1956 BA awarded with concentration on music education.

2013 Music department celebrates its 75th anniversary. The department has 275 undergraduate and 71 graduate students. It offers students 200 performance and concert opportunities, 17 instrumental ensembles, six vocal ensembles, and student solo and studio recital series.

1960 Music department moves to Old Chapel. 1963 University Symphony Orchestra founded. 1965 Music department expands from four to 11 faculty members. 1973 New curriculum in African American music and jazz established.

2011 George C. Parks Marching Band Building opens.

1974 Music and dance move to the Fine Arts Center. First annual Multiband Pops Concert. First annual madrigal dinner.

MAC Banjo Club 1900


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In Concert Five Decades of Pop, Rock & Soul at UMass Amherst Photos from University Archives, except where noted

Simon & Garfunkel at Curry Hicks Cage, Dec. 1967.

Diana Ross and the Supremes play campus in the late 1960s.

The Kingston Trio at Curry Hicks Cage, Dec. 1967.

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Jimmy Page with the Yardbirds play Curry Hicks Cage in 1968 just months before he formed Led Zeppelin.

Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead play the 1979 Spring Concert at Alumni Stadium.


Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company at Curry Hicks Cage in 1969.

Gram Parsons and Roger McGuinn of the Byrds at Curry Hicks Cage in 1968.

The Blue Wall regularly featured UMass student bands like Total Electric Living.


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Patti Smith Group opens for the Grateful Dead at the 1979 Spring Concert.

The 1979 Spring Concert was the largest free concert of its kind at that time and was produced entirely by students.

The Rusty Nail


ROSS THE BORDER on Route 47 between Hadley and Sunderland, count to three, and look to your right. What is now a tobacco field was once the site of the Pioneer Valley’s most storied roadhouse—the Rusty Nail. When it opened in 1972, the Rusty Nail held only 365 people. Four years later, it was expanded to hold 600: the students (buses conveyed the carless) and locals who came out in throngs to hear national touring acts such as John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Tom Waits within the Nail’s dark environs. Local acts such as Fat, Clean Living, Roomful of Blues, Firewater, Real Tears, and the Mitch Chakour Band made names for themselves at what rapidly became the state’s most energetic musical venue west of Boston. In its heyday, the Rusty Nail was so cool that performers like the Allman Brothers and Bonnie Raitt would go there just to hang out as they passed through the area, sometimes sitting in for a surprise session. The club burned to the ground in the mid1980s, the famously smoky building becoming ashes to fertilize tobacco plants. The circle is complete, but nothing ever quite filled the vacancy left by the Rusty Nail. —Laura Marjorie Miller fall 2013


Bonnie Raitt, Spring Concert, 1980.


Dickey Betts of the Allman Bros. Band, Spring Concert, 1980.



Ray Davies of the Kinks at the Fine Arts Center, 1982.

Terry Adams of NRBQ, Rusty Nail, 1982.


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Reggae icon Peter Tosh plays the Fine Arts Center, 1982.

“Music was definitely much more a part of the social scene than it is now.”


—Wylie Smith, longtime For the Record employee

Vinyl Mecca


F YOU BOUGHT a Hüsker Dü album or R.E.M. tickets at For the Record in downtown Amherst, you may remember one of its longtime employees, the knowledgeable Wylie Smith, who worked there from 1972 to 2006. “It was a place where people would debate their musical tastes, and there was a high degree of fanaticism about certain bands,” Smith says. “Music was definitely much more a part of the social scene than it is now.” For the Record’s perpetually young customers always had musical passions that were ahead of the curve, and the store sold more alternative music than Billboard 200 selections. “We were selling the Talking Heads, U2, and Elvis Costello before they became famous,” Smith recalls. Professors, who bought both classical and contemporary music, were some of the store’s most devoted customers. For a time, For the Record held midnight sales for hot releases. An early 1990s album from A Tribe Called Quest, one of the first hip-hop groups, drew the longest lines Smith can remember. The business peaked in the early ’90s, before the rush to digital music. “When the Walkman came out around 1980 was when it became more important to some people for music to be portable rather than of high quality,” Smith says. Concerned with sound fidelity, For the Record never sold tapes in the notoriously jam-prone eight-track format and didn’t push cassettes. For the Record sold its last LP in 2006, but you can still find vintage vinyl at Mystery Train in downtown Amherst. —Patricia Sullivan fall 2013


Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of Furthur

Kanye West

Dave Matthews


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Carrie Underwood

Metallica, Aerosmith, and Elton John (pictured) all played the Mullins Center in its opening months in 1993. Acts as different as Johnny Cash, Ani DiFranco, Phish, the Pixies, and Green Day have appeared at the venue during the last 20 years.

Look for Talent


RUMMER Lloyd Henley ’90 entered UMass Amherst in 1979 and has been immersed in the campus music scene ever since. He played with the Marching Band at the 1981 inaugural parade and learned from UMass Amherst jazz legends Max Roach and Archie Shepp. As a student and after, Henley helped produce campus concerts and remembers the days when students would work around the clock to erect a stage and paint a creative apron for it near the pond for the Spring Concert. Now, as associate director of Student Activities and Involvement, Henley advises UPC (originally University Production Concerts, now University Programming Council), the well respected student group that for decades has done the hard work of booking, budgeting, promoting, negotiating contracts, and keeping artists happy by supplying them with essentials like ground travel and meals. Henley has countless UPC stories. He recalls seeing Ziggy Marley’s tour bus drive right over the campus p pond lawns to get to the campus Lloyd Henley with hip-ho n. Sea Big hotel. Ziggy then spent his downist art time playing pinball in the Student Union arcade. Queen Latifah’s bus ended up in Amherst, New Hampshire, instead of Massachusetts. “She was great when she got here!” recalls Henley. Grammy-winning members of The Roots hung out in the dining commons and poked their heads into classrooms when they appeared on campus. Unlike years ago when acts came cheaper (U2 played at Bowker for $3,500 in 1982), it’s now nearly impossible to book famous bands and keep bargain ticket prices. Says Henley, “I advise students, look for talent, not names.” —Patricia Sullivan fall 2013





he less-than-perfect soundproofing in the music wing of the Fine Arts Center has its benefits. Outside studio 274 you can hear Assistant Professor of Piano Gilles Vonsattel practicing for classical performances at London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Lincoln Center, or our own Bezanson Hall. As he plays from memory, he strives to produce the greatest possible variety of sounds from his piano. He adds a framework of rhythm and phrasing to the composition and keeps the past, present, and future of the piece in his mind all at once. He works to understand the composer and subsume himself in the music. This approach, critics agree, results in superb playing from a pianist with mastery of himself and his instrument. Born in Switzerland, Vonsattel came to Boston as a child and studied at the Longy School of Music with Eda Shlyam, and then with pianist David Deveau. His exceptional talent secured him a place in a program that allowed him to simultaneously earn a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Colombia University and a master’s of music from The Juilliard School. While still at Juilliard, he won the top prize at a prestigious international piano competition and segued smoothly into a performing career. Vonsattel, age 32, has since collected a trove of awards, become a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and played the world over both solo and with chamber groups and symphonies. He began teaching at UMass Amherst three years ago. While his accomplishments are intimidating, Vonsattel is approachable, with a relaxed manner and easy smile. He recently stepped away from his cherished piano to talk about playing and teaching.

Piano Happy By Patricia Sullivan


Gilles Vonsattel spreads the love of his instrument.

Alone at the Keyboard Being a pianist can be very solitary. I remember as a little kid being disappointed that I couldn’t play in an orchestra. But the solitary aspect is part of its beauty. It’s really just you and the instrument and the composer. It’s a great meditative thing to do.

Plays Well With Others I enjoy playing chamber music and I spend as much time as I can playing with others. Teaching is a natural outgrowth of that. I’m grateful that UMass allows me to combine serious teaching in a sustained way with concertizing all over the world. I play about 50 concerts a year.

Why UMass? I love the location, the intellectual community of the Five Colleges, and the diversity of the students. On campus, I work one-on-one with students and with a chamber group. My students range from master’s students pursuing performance careers to undergraduate music education students who can play nearly every instrument. Also, I am proud to teach at and represent an American public institution.

Learning from Students When I’m with my students I often find myself breaking down the physics of playing the instrument and thinking about technique in a way that I hadn’t expected. Teaching reminds me of the tremendous amount that’s going on in the brain and the body when we play and how it’s really important to understand what we do physically.

Practice Happy I’m a heavy practicer in general. I’m happy when I can put in five hours a day wherever there’s a piano. Any more than that and my brain turns to mush; less than that and I feel a little bit guilty. Once you get to a certain point of proficiency it’s a pleasure to play the instrument and it’s easy for the brain to turn off, so it’s essential to remember to practice productively.

His Studio Piano It’s a Steinway B that was built three years ago. It’s got a particularly warm sound; it’s never harsh. It’s also quite heavy. It makes you work hard, which I like so when you get on stage and you have to play a concert grand it feels relatively easy— you don’t want the opposite to happen. I absolutely love this instrument. If I could have a sleeping bag in the studio I would.

Pre-Concert Jitters The anticipation during the 15 minutes before you go on stage is always going to be very difficult. I try to avoid superstition, but I have to have a banana. I pace quite a lot.

Wide-Ranging Repertoire Pianists are lucky in that we have a great repertoire that encompasses many styles and straddles a huge time span. I draw a lot of pleasure from the chameleon aspect of the piano and there’s been a tremendous range in my concerts both in programming and location. That variety is one of the many things to enjoy about being a pianist.

Vonsattel prepares Artur Wysoczanski ’15 for a recital.

Top Composers I go through phases. I’ve been playing a lot of French music lately—Ravel, Debussy. Next year will be a Liszt and Messiaen year for me. Through it all I tend to gravitate toward Beethoven and Mozart; you can’t live without them. I know already that I’ll get to the end of my life and not even get close to all the things I want to play.

Playing at Bezanson Hall Bezanson always feels packed and I like that. The audience is very close to the action. We live in a time when many chamber music halls are actually too big, so I really appreciate the intimacy of Bezanson.

On My iPod I’ve downloaded a lot of Radiohead recently and I just bought the 1960s recording of Solti conducting Wagner’s complete Ring Cycle; it is absolutely incredible.

Shhhhhhh There’s a lot of music going on in my life. When I’m here at UMass I’m teaching or practicing or going to concerts. When I’m with my wife [Sarah Vonsattel, a violinist with the Metropolitan Opera] she’s practicing or I’m practicing or there’s a recording on because we have to learn something. There’s usually a running soundtrack in my head. When I can get away I find silence really healthy. You can hear Gilles Vonsattel at fall 2013





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T LONGMEADOW HIGH SCHOOL, Kayla Werlin ’90G rehearses an elite chorus for a performance at New York City’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine of Paul Winter’s Missa Gaia, a blend of nature sounds, jazz, and world music. Less than seven miles away, at the High School of Science & Technology in Springfield, Massachusetts, Gary Bernice ’07, ’10G runs a band of 500 students, almost none of whom had played an instrument before high school, as they blast through a foot-stomping rendition of “Some Nights” by Fun. Teaching music in schools has always taken terrific talent, enthusiasm, and creativity. But today music education students at UMass Amherst learn to impart their knowledge of and love for music in ever-more diverse settings and innovative ways. They rap with kindergarteners, analyze “American Idol” with eighth-graders, and teach high school students how to record and edit music using Apple’s GarageBand.

side longtime Music Department Chair Michael Mucci ’89G. When Mucci retired this year the town staged a twoday “Muccifest” and Werlin became chair. Guided by these two UMass Amherst grads, Longmeadow High musicians have won numerous honors, including the prestigious American Prize in Choral Music for high school choirs. Earlier this year, the town built a new high school with facilities that testify to its commitment to music—an expansive music wing and a high-tech concert hall complete with an orchestra pit with an electric lift. Yet even in Longmeadow, securing ongoing funding for music in schools isn’t easy. It’s the same everywhere, says Lisa Lehmberg, director of the UMass Amherst music education program, but she notes that other facets of music education are changing. At UMass, students are learning to teach music in a more modern manner. “We’re making music education more relevant to the way today’s students access music in their daily lives,” says Lehmberg. “In addition to band, orchesA new beat for music education tra, and choir, UMass AmBy Patricia Sullivan herst graduates will likely be In Longmeadow, Werlin wins expected to guide the learning of world the full attention of her chorus with music, guitar, drumming, and the use few words, instead communicating of music technology, such as cloudthrough her vivid gestures and expresbased software for music composition sive face. “Prepare for your entrances,” and arranging.” Offerings like these she reminds the singers. “Altos, yesterare intended to boost involvement in day you were shy, but today you’re gosecondary school music from its curing to bring it!” And finally, “You guys rent rate of approximately 20 percent give me goosebumps.” of students. “Students learn more when they Lehmberg would also like to see are actively involved,” Werlin explains more of the campus’s 100-plus music later. “I am all about saying less.” education students prepare to teach in In her classes, Werlin strives to find urban districts. For inspiration aspirthe balance between high challenge ing teachers can look to Gary Bernice at and a relaxed environment. “There is Springfield’s Sci-Tech, who was a quarso much going on in students’ lives, terfinalist this year for the first-ever they can be very stressed. I want them Grammy Music Educator Awards. His to have a space in their day where they program’s success is a point of pride for can leave the baggage outside and crethe struggling school. While nearly all ate art. In the music classroom they Longmeadow students go on to college, can bring everything together—mind, at Sci-Tech the four-year graduation body, spirit.” rate is below 40 percent. Werlin has taught music in LongWhen Bernice came to Sci-Tech meadow since 1995, working alongin January 2007, just after graduatGary Bernice (upper left, in red tie) revs up the Springfield High School of Science and Technology band. Kayla Werlin, at left conducting a Longmeadow High School chorus, tells singers, “The music will save you every time.”

ing from UMass Amherst, he was the school’s fourth music director in one year. The Sci-Tech band had 20 members. Leading through intimidation wasn’t Bernice’s style and, with his youthful face and slender frame, not really an option. Instead, Bernice invigorated the program by being culturally responsive and by cultivating student bandleaders. “The student leaders are the heart of the band,” he says. “They have input on everything, starting with what music we play.” This year, the band has 500 members (35 percent of the student body) and there are thriving chamber ensembles, audition-only concert and jazz bands, and a percussion/stomp ensemble. For Bernice, music education is a mission with its genesis in the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at UMass. There he met his wife, Elise (Olson) Bernice ’05, now a data analyst for the Springfield public schools. The couple bought a home near Sci-Tech, where they host band barbecues and mentor and tutor students. “We’re in a crisis here in Springfield; the need is great. I have to be willing to go beyond the role of teacher,” says Bernice. “What has made this program succeed above all is that I show the students I love them.” This past summer, while his oneyear-old twins napped, Bernice arranged “Suavemente,” “Paradise” by Coldplay, and other tunes that will bring Springfield crowds to their feet during the coming school year. He’ll start new band members off quickly. “On the first day, we teach them to keep a beat,” he says. “From there we progress to a real repertoire.” After long school days and countless hours at home planning lessons and gigs and selecting and arranging music, Bernice and other music educators get as much love from their students as they give. The round tables outside Kayla Werlin’s office in the new music wing at Longmeadow High School are magnets for sociable student musicians, while many Sci-Tech students say the band keeps them in school. Werlin sums up the feelings of many UMass grads who teach music in schools: “When you combine your unique skills with your passion,” she says, “that’s happiness.” fall 2013





Images, clockwise from top left: The Fools (NM); The Shittons (CS); Private Lightning (CS); Matt "Guitar" Murphy (NM); Southside Johnny (NM); The Neighborhoods (CS); Phil Collins (NM); Jeff Beck (NM); Bob Geldof, The Boomtown Rats (CS); Human Sexual Response (CS); The Ramones (NM)


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Intrepid female photographers chronicled the campus rock scene All photographs by Cheryl Senter or Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

WHITE by Laura Marjorie Miller

Imagine being a student photographer covering your college newspaper’s night beat on a campus heady with rock and roll. For two young women cutting their teeth as photojournalists in smokechoked venues like the storied Blue Wall, raw with the energy of performers and students, UMass Amherst was a thrilling creative environment. fall 2013



h my God, it was awesome,” exclaims Cheryl Senter ’81. She and Nancy Nutile-McMenemy ’83, ’85G took on the lion’s share of concert photography during the campus’s late-1970s/early-1980s rock-and-roll heyday. The two worked the campus hot spots of the Blue Wall, the Student Union, and the Fine Arts Center, and hopped among the residential areas, each of which had its own concert series. “The FAC used to get big talent,” says McMenemy. “All these really cool people came through there.” Her photos from the FAC reveal moments utterly of their time: a shot of Peter Tosh with his face frustratingly obscured by smoke; Phil Collins who for some reason performed a set in his bathrobe. For those familiar with the Blue Wall’s most recent incarnation as a cafeteria, it is hard to imagine the brightly lit space during its seamier glory days. “Oh, it was a dive,” grins Senter delightedly. “It had a cheesy room in the back for the band, with a paper star tacked on the door.” “Oh, what a The Outlaws (CS) pit,” laughs McMenemy. “I was constantly cleaning my camera lens from the smoke. But lots of big-name ’80s bands played there.” The two also shot at the Rusty Nail in Sunderland. The legendary roadhouse was a sort of performance annex to campus. Although “if you didn’t have a car, often you had to take a bus, and if you couldn’t keep to the bus schedule, you were stuck,” says McMenemy. The photographers’ approach was enthusiastic, and simple. Both were absolutely enamored of performance photography and went after these assignments with a passion. “What we would do was, if one of us got the job from the Collegian, the other would go to the University Programming Council and beg for a photo pass. We’d say, ‘But you need photos for your archives!’ That usually did the trick,” remembers McMenemy. For nascent photographers sure of their vocation, UMass Amherst was an ideal place to refine their talents. Both women came to college with a love for photography. McMemeny got

a fake ID in high school just so she could go to clubs and shoot rock performances (“I didn’t even drink,” she confesses). Senter describes herself as having been a “frustrated artist” who then discovered that photography was a good way to “let that energy out.” After she won first place in a UMass Amherst photo contest with a shot of the John Hancock building in Boston, “I was hooked,” she says.


he Collegian of the era was an energetic creative environment. Photo editor Paul Price led a team of students who would make careers for themselves as photojournalists. Senter is now a freelance photographer who shoots for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Associated Press. McMenemy shoots freelance for the Vermont Standard, and does concert photography as well. The team also included Kris Craig who would go to the Providence Journal, Jim Mahoney ’81 who would go to the Boston Herald, and Vince DeWitt ’83 who would go to the Cape Cod Times. “Everybody was very cool. We used to have daiquiri parties in the darkroom,” McMenemy recalls. Campus gigs could be rough-and-tumble. Senter ended up being very grateful that she had traded a set of more upscale camera equipment for an old Nikon Nikkormat with a 105mm Nikkor lens. “The camera and lens were built like a tank perfect for what I was doing: photographing people slamming around in what was essentially a punk club. It got slammed against so many things!” And there were other occupational hazards. At her first gig, the Jeff Beck concert in the Cage, McMenemy remembers, “I stood right in front of the speaker column. I had tinnitus for two months!” McMenemy recalls some

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of her favorite shoots: The Kinks “were really nice: they gave us an open shoot, their whole first set, which is rare.” Often performers only allow photographers to shoot the first three songs, when they are still looking their best and aren’t drenched in sweat. “Ray Davies made eyes at me the whole time; he is a hambone!” She remembers shooting The Neighborhoods at the Blue Wall. “The leader was the Energizer bunny times ten. They had it all—the rock-ness, the faces, and really high energy.” Todd Rundgren and Utopia was another photographer’s dream, with 25 costume changes and sophisticated light work. Both women also enjoyed shooting the artsy new-wave act Human Sexual Response. “I covered them a million times,” says Senter. “They were dynamic, and visual, and very down to earth. They had no ego whatsoever.” How did the bands respond to the Collegian photographers? “I think they appreciated us,” says McMenemy. Senter concurs: “They could relax around us. You’re just a young kid; you’re not some vulture trying to make a profit. So they would act like, ‘Let’s give the kid a break; it’ll probably be out of focus anyway.’ ” And along the way the two women built an impressive archive of performance photography.

show at the Rusty Nail, ended up stranded with a friend in the performer’s room at the Motel 6, while Forbert had an artistic ego-meltdown to his girlfriend in the hallway outside. “We drank an entire pot of coffee waiting that one out,” she chuckles. Learning to shoot under unpredictable conditions toned both women’s professional and artistic muscles. “One of the challenges is getting the movement, all the running and jump-

"I was constantly cleaning my camera lens from the smoke."


lthough there were great “chick bands,” in McMenemy’s words, the rock-and-roll world was predominantly male. As young women navigating that terrain, the two would sometimes find themselves in strange situations that required a cool head and some deft maneuvering. Senter recalls the time that a member of “some hillbilly band” tried to solicit the favors of her “wide-eyed, innocent” self in exchange for permission to shoot him backstage. One night McMenemy, bumming a ride home from a Steve Forbert

Ray Davies, The Kinks (NM)

—Nancy Nutile-McMenemy ing,” says McMenemy. “Especially if the lighting is not good. Rusty Nail had the worst lighting, as you can imagine. It was really dark. The Blue Wall was only slightly better than that. Then the Student Union was basically like a high-school gym, where they would just sort of clear the chairs and other junk off to the side. The FAC was the best.” And there were the lessons learned by any new photographer. “One time,” remembers McMenemy, “I didn’t bring the right lens for what I was doing; I needed a 24mm wide-angle lens. So I spent the whole concert trying to squish people into a frame.” Both young women quickly learned how to scout out and assess their shooting environment. “First,” says McMenemy, “you have to come early. Figure out where the microphone stands are, where the lead singer is, and what is blocking him (you don’t want ‘mike mouth’). Where the set list is. Whether people are right- or left-handed by where the road crew puts the picks on the stage.” But even so, spontaneity still rules the day. “I always get a nervous high before a show, because you never know what’s going to happen,” says McMenemy. “It’s portrait photography that you have no control over.” With their smoke and murky lighting, the clubs on and around campus were an effective proving ground for understanding lighting, contrast, and framing. Senter describes with exhilaration the moment of entering the performance space where she was going to shoot, the wideness of the perspective narrowing in to the focal point of the stage. “What you shoot is all driven by light and shadow,” says Senter. “The 105mm is a tight lens, not a wide angle. So you have to learn to see the finite moments within the bigger picture. “Photography helped me overcome my shyness,” says Senter. “It gives me a perspective. It helps me process and digest experiences.” And the perceptions they developed left a lasting afterimage. “When I go to a concert,” says McMenemy, “I still see in black and white instead of color.” fall 2013



Herald Square, Here We Come

Minuteman Marching Band Ready for Macy’s Day Parade




HEY’LL HAVE ONLY 75 SECONDS to strut their stuff on the red star in front of Macy’s Herald Square as part of the Thanksgiving parade in New York City, but the Minuteman Marching Band will make the most of their short time in a small space, promises Director Timothy Anderson. Band members were instantly excited when they learned back in April 2012 that they had been selected to march in the November 28, 2013 parade, in synch with the UMass Amherst sesquicentennial celebration. It’s the first time in the storied event for the band, but far from the group’s first experience in the national spotlight—its performance highlights include three presidential inaugural parades and five appearances in the Bands of America Grand Nationals. In 1998 the Minuteman Marching Band won the Sudler Trophy, presented by the John Philip Sousa foundation to recognize it as the best in the country. The band’s reputation for quality and fellowship and the lure of the Macy’s Day Parade helped motivate 393 students to join this year. They range from musicians who have never marched before to music majors who take on band leadership positions, including section leaders, drum majors, and teaching staff. Drum major Gabby Istvan ’14 says that the thought of three days in New York City, huge parade crowds, and massive television exposure has bandos revved


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up for Thanksgiving. In the best drum major spirit, she says: “We’re ready to show why we’ll always be the Power and the Class! We can’t wait to perform!” The Minuteman Marching Band will assemble on Central Park West and 77th Street at 2:30 a.m. for the 9 a.m. parade start. As they march more than two miles along the park and down Sixth Avenue to 34th Street, the band will play three songs for the 3.5 million spectators expected to line the route: “Fight Mass,” “God Bless America,” and "Roll Down the Field." “We’ll be working on our marching and playing stamina all season,” says Anderson. “There will be no down time between songs.” When they arrive in front of the cameras at Macy’s for their 75 seconds on NBC and an expected television audience of 44 million, they’ll perform a UMass Hoop Band classic, the rollicking “Big Noise From Winnetka,” with moves specially choreographed for the tight space. Because the parade concludes at noon, says Anderson, the bandos can make it home in time for Thanksgiving dinner. After the intensive preparations for the parade, Anderson will likely enjoy his turkey more than anyone. He’s had unusually eventful band seasons since he came to UMass in the summer of 2011, succeeding the late great George M. Parks ’97Hon, who led the band for 33 years, and working closely with Thom Hannum ’84G, its associate director and ruler of its outstanding drumline. Anderson settled the band in its long-awaited new home, the George M. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building, at the start of the 2011-12 academic year. Last year he led the band’s transition to playing home football games at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro where the students adjusted their rou-

tines for a venue much larger than McGuirk Alumni Stadium. The band began a tradition of welcoming the players to the field with music and split into small groups to play among tailgating fans. This season, the marching band premiered an all-new pregame show at Gillette, learned an impressive Phil Collins medley, hosted 3,000 high school students on Band Day, and prepared for its Macy’s moment. “The students are in this for the reward of performance,” says Anderson, his voice loud as a trumpet even when he’s not directing several hundred bandos. “The Macy’s parade will add to the Minuteman Marching Band’s great history.”

Going to the Parade? UMass fans, wherever you are along the route, make sure to wear your maroon and white!

Join the Alumni Association’s Pre-Macy’s Parade Wednesday Warm-Up Wednesday, November 27, 4:30-6:30 pm The Dubliner, 45 Stone Street, New York City For more information or to register: The official UMass fan parade-viewing spot will be in front of the Pearson Building, 1330 Sixth Avenue between 53rd and 54th Streets.


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A campus machine shop hosts musicians of many disciplines



OST OF the time Draper Annex serves as a machine shop for the Department of Astronomy—custom-tooled components for microwave telescopes and government weather satellites are made here. But every Wednesday at noon, the old building fills with the sound of contradance music rather than the drone of a drill press. For 25 years, a shifting, eclectic group of faculty, staff, students, and their friends have gathered in the annex to play lively old-time, Celtic and Québécois dance tunes. Physicists, entomologists, archaeologists, plant pathologists, and others step over the metal shavings on the scuffed wooden floor, clear space amid the machinery, and make music together for an hour. “It’s a nice break from the analytical work we do all day,” says fiddle player Ron Grosslein, a research engineer in the Department of Astronomy and one of the original musicians in the group, dubbed Industrial Waste. “It’s a friendly environment where anyone can just come and follow along with us,” says another original, guitar player and astro-machinist Tom Scott. “Everyone leaves with a smile.”

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Above, clockwise from lower left, Craig Hollingsworth, Tom Scott, Ken Langley and Steve Pendery, Donna Francis, Jack Cavacco ’82. Below, a typical Wednesday jam session in progress at the shop. Opposite, Ron Grosslein leads a tune on the fiddle.

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JAZ Z IN JULY: HOTBED OF COOL For 32 years the program has been refining and cheering on fresh young talent—and helping to keep a tradition alive HY BY ED COHEN ’75 BY JOHN SIPPEL / PHOTOGRAP


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Bottom left: Vocalist Sheila Jordan. Top: Assorted scenes from this year’s Jazz in July— in a club setting, in and out of the classroom, and in recital.


NE DAY this past summer, a big band that included a dozen participants in the annual Jazz in July program assembled on the stage in Bezanson Hall. The program—which its artistic director, Professor of Music Jeffrey W. Holmes, calls “an intensive but nurturing immersion in the language of jazz”—was rounding out the second of its two consecutive weeklong sessions. The musicians were mostly in or barely past their late teens. Some brimmed over with enthusiasm, some seemed oddly solemn, some seemed to be trying to summon just the right pitch of hipster chill. After playing two numbers they prepared to back Sheila Jordan. At 84, Jordan has long been considered one of the most joyously creative of vocalists and has been a faculty mainstay for most of Jazz in July’s 32-year history. Back in the 1940s she began her own musical apprenticeship the traditional way, as one of a bunch of underage bebop aspirants hanging out in alleys behind Detroit jazz clubs. When Charlie Parker wedged open one club’s back door so that Jordan and her friends could better hear his quintet, it was like a jazz laying on of hands. Now, however, before starting to sing Jordan read a brief essay. It paid tribute to musicians everywhere for their courage in pursuing their art in the face of financial challenges, meanspirited criticism, and the gnawing fear of never achieving anything even close to fame or fortune. Jordan then told the audience, “I’m not going to pull a Miles Davis and turn my back on you, but for the first chorus of this tune I’d like to sing to all these beautiful young musicians.” And she did, and they beamed.


HAT BEYOND such encouragement does Jazz in July offer participants? Frank Newton ’08G, the program’s administrative director, spells it out: “We provide an atmosphere of serious study, of concentrated effort, of really exploring how to become a more competent, communicative improviser. We want to produce musicians who know how to get what’s inside their heads out to their audiences.” It does all that by offering not so much a set curriculum as a world of creative opportunity, one that changes shape each time it’s presented.

Entry to that world comes by way of an online application form and an audition CD demonstrating the basic competence needed to benefit from the program. (Instrumental applicants are not allowed to record ballads, which are considered less likely to reveal technical limitations, but vocalists are required to.) The CDs are also a basis for assembling accepted instrumentalists into well-rounded, musically compatible combos. Jazz in July includes many elements. Among the more didactic are daily hour-long theory and improvisation lectures. There are also highly participatory forums in which all participants assemble to analyze such topics as women in jazz or the influence of African or Latin rhythms on jazz, or to explore such styles as salsa, jazz-rock, or New Orleans second line. Most of the program’s components, however, are intensely hands-on. At combo rehearsals each group is led by an instructor who may also choose to sit in and, as Jeff Holmes says, “interact in an evenhanded way that lets the students shine.” There are group clinics on given instruments or related groups of instruments, and one-on-one sessions in which instructors share some particular technique. Big-band sessions are Jazz in July’s one arena in which ensemble skills are honed as much as improvisatory ones. Evening jam sessions, informal but spirited gatherings of whatever musicians feel drawn to play together, often result in lopsided groups that might include, say, three trombones, a drummer, a bass player, and an alto sax. Things play out somewhat differently for the vocalists, all of whom study with the same two instructors and are supported by the same faculty trio. Jeff Holmes, the trio’s pianist, sees its job as being “not to showcase our abilities but to make the vocalists sound their best. We help them gain confidence in counting off tunes, understanding song structure, coming up with good intros and endings, and mastering such practical skills as making sure they have enough copies of their music to hand out. These vocalists start out very vulnerable and need to trust us; it’s great to see them develop the confidence that’s so important in singing.” The instrumentalists and vocalists all get to hear one another while performing in both a club and a recital setting. “People check each other out,” Holmes says, “but do it supportively: it’s

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not negative competition.” And at a faculty concert the tables are turned and students get to hear what their mentors can do when, as Holmes says, “we shed some of our educational clothing and really play.”


AZZ IN JULY stands out on a few counts. For one thing, its content is so compressed and comprehensive that, as Frank Newton says, “students need to take whole parts of their new knowledge away with them pretty much unabsorbed, chew on it afterwards, and ask their teachers back home for help where they need it.” Moreover, no single week of Jazz in July is exactly like any other. The faculty and student body endlessly evolve, and returning instructors often shift tangents from one presentation to the next. You can therefore attend both of the weekly sessions offered in a given year or return to the program from one year to the next and still gain from the experience—and many people do. Frank Newton estimates that as many as 20 percent of any given week’s participants are returnees, and he considers that a key indicator of the program’s effectiveness. He also proudly points out another distinguishing feature of the program: the ages of its participants, which this year ranged from 14 to 76. The resident elder, trumpeter Lucien Montminy, was a Navy bandsman before giving up music to work for the Tennessee Valley Authority. He took up the trumpet again 15 years before retiring from the TVA in 1993, and now practices two or three hours a day. This year marked his third two-week stint in Jazz in July. Montminy is drawn to what he calls “the beautiful people who played from the heart” in the trumpet’s fat middle register: Bobby Hackett, Clark Terry, Chet Baker, late-’50s Miles Davis.

From left: Trumpeter Lucien Montminy, vocalist Devin Beck ’15, a vocal sextet, and Jazz in July Artistic Director Jeff Holmes.


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Although his younger Jazz in July colleagues might mostly be looking elsewhere for inspiration, Montminy relishes the camaraderie he finds in the program and the new ideas with which he invariably leaves. “Music reaches right across the aisle in terms of age, race, religion, ethnic background, and any other consideration,” he says. “It’s all about real communication.” Among the younger musicians who have constituted the vast majority of program attendees is vocalist Devin Beck, now a UMass Amherst junior. This year’s Jazz in July was his fourth. “When I first attended I was a high school junior,” he says, “and I wasn’t very accomplished. But each year when I come back I have more ideas and I can present better arrangements for the trio to work on, rather than just taking direction from others. I now get to put out all my ideas and hear them come to life, and I still learn new things every year.” In 1981, when Fred Tillis—already acknowledged to be one of the campus’s all-time great musical talents and advocates— joined forces with pianist Billy Taylor ’75EdD, ’86Hon to create Jazz in July, its small faculty featured jazz legends: Taylor himself, drummer Max Roach, guitarist Ted Dunbar, saxophonist Yusef Lateef ’75EdD, ’11Hon, and, within a few years, Sheila Jordan. Given their high standing, they drew students who mostly tended to be either at the college level or burgeoning professionals. “Over the years,” says Holmes, who has been with Jazz in July from the start, “we’ve seen the program embrace more high school students. We work hard to keep a high-caliber faculty, give them plenty of latitude in how and what they teach, and make sure that they understand where our students are right at this moment and adapt accordingly. Our goal is to encourage students at all levels and to increasingly challenge

them as they climb their own musical ladders. But make no mistake about it: the program still has a great deal to offer accomplished players.”



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ARADOXICALLY, all of that young Jazz in July talent ends up playing a lot of old music. The instrumentalists routinely revive the bebop and hard-bop anthems of the 1940s and ’50s and don’t stray much beyond the work of such ’60s and ’70s stalwarts as Wayne Shorter and Antônio Carlos Jobim. The vocalists rack up even more time-travel miles: singers born during the Clinton administration happily essay the likes of Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies,” written in 1926, or the Gershwin brothers’ “Love is Here to Stay,” of 1937. “Jazz education is caught in a dilemma,” says Jeff Holmes. “On the one hand we want to teach the history of the music

and play the classics, but we also need to find a way to represent and encourage the newer forms. I’d like to see us turn more often to the work of people like Christian McBride, Chris Potter, Joe Lovano, and Terence Blanchard, and musicians who are younger than them.” Yet even as the students turn so often to older music, they keep finding ways to make it new. When the stars align, says Devin Beck, “I close my eyes and feel it: I hit the changes, my lines have direction, there are shapes to my phrases and, if I have enough choruses to do it in, I tell a story.” Frank Newton thinks that nearly all Jazz in July participants are chasing that kind of bliss. “They share a way of thinking about the music,” he says. “They respect jazz and think of it as a viable art form that still has a lot to offer the world, and they want to be part of that.”

The Cats In Charge

JAZZ IN JULY is presented unde r the auspices of UMass Amherst’s FINE ARTS CENTER and enjoys support of WILLIE L. HILL JR., the strong who directs both the center and the program and has long experienc education. FRED TILLIS, the form e in jazz er Fine Arts Center director who with DR. BILLY TAYLOR created remains a wise and caring presence Jazz in July, as director emeritus. The program’s artistic director of vocal and instrumental programs , JEFFREY W. HOLMES, is a profe music and the director of Jazz and ssor of African-American Music Studies at UMass Amherst. FRANK NEWTON administrative director. is the This year’s faculty members are listed below; a few of their many significan t professional associations are note in parentheses. d 1. Bassist JAMES CAMMACK (Ahmad Jamal, Nancy Wilson, How ard Johnson) 2. Drummer GREGORY CAP UTO (Barr y Harris, Count Basie, Benn y Goodman) 3. Trombonist STEVE DAVIS (Art Blakey, Jackie McLean, One For All) 4. Saxophonist BRUCE DIEH L ’95G Director of Jazz Performance, Amhe rst College 5. Guitarist BOB FERRIER ’97G (Jon Faddis, Randy Brecker, Yusef Lateef) 6. Drummer TOM GIAMPIET RO UMass Amherst faculty (Mu-tet, Tim O’Brien, Lee Konitz) 7. Drummer WINARD HARPER (Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Betty Carter) 8. Pianist/trumpeter JEFF HOL MES (Ernie Watts, Paul Winter, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra) 9. Vocalist CATHERINE JENS EN-HOLE Director, Vocal Jazz Studies, UMa ss Amherst

10. Drummer STEVE JOHNS (Donald Byrd, Nat Adderley, Frank Morgan) 11. Vocalist SHEILA JORDAN (Lennie Tristano, George Russell, Steve Kuhn) 12. Pianist LUIS PERDOMO (Miguel Zenón, Ravi Coltrane, Butch Morris) 13. Trumpeter BARRY RIES (Ira Sullivan) 14. Bassist GENEVIEVE ROS E ’02 (Benny Waters, Tradewinds) 15. Saxophonist FELIPE SALL ES UMass Amherst faculty (George Russell, Sam Rivers) 16. Bassist AVERY SHARPE ’76 (Pat Metheny, McCoy Tyner, Arch ie Shepp) 17. Pianist HELEN SUNG (Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter)

To learn more about JAZZ IN JU LY, see and search under “Sites A–Z.” The typography here and in our headl ine box is inspired by the groundbrea king and hugely influential design s done by REID MILES for Blue Note in the 1950s and ’60s. We sincer Records ely apologize to his specter for our presumption.

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We're Celebrating


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The 75th Anniversary Music Scholarship


March 7-8: Saxophone Symposium events March 8-9: Jazz Showcase events and reception April 11-12: Alumni Band, Chorus, and Orchestra April 12: 75th Anniversary Luncheon There is no charge to participate in the 75th anniversary events, except for the optional April 12 luncheon and March 9 reception. You must register online to participate. Go to to register and for more information.


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Please consider making your gift to the 75th Anniversary Music Scholarship Fund. The gift can be in honor or memory of a favorite professor, a family member or friend, or another alumnus.  To give online: To give by check: Please make checks out to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, noting the 75th Anniversary Scholarship in the memo line.  Send the check to UMass Amherst, Development Office, Memorial Hall, 134 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003. For additional information, please contact Lucia Miller, director of development, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, 413-577-4421,


TWO BIG WEEKENDS are coming in 2014; join us for one or both! All events revolve around you, our alumni, and your participation.

NEW 75th Anniversary Music Scholarship Fund will celebrate the program’s rich history and provide support for current and incoming students. To remain vibrant and to attract and retain the very best high school musicians, we must offer scholarships that enable us to compete with other college and university music programs.

UMass Musical People by Laura Marjorie Miller


Signal to Voice


lthough he officially majored in voice, piano, and harpsichord, David Hodgkins ’84, artistic director and founder of Boston-based chorus Coro Allegro, increasingly found himself returning to an earlier path. “I had been a student band director in high school. I ended up realizing I was a better conductor than I was a pianist!” he laughs. His experience at UMass as an accompanist on piano gave Hodgkins the global vision required of a conductor. “I gained great experience from watching and observing everyone who let me sit in,” he recalls. Hodgkins eventually moved from orchestral to choral conducting, which he says are very different languages. Singers need more direction in the details about what the conductor wants to hear, and more tools so that they can adjust, for instance, “the shape of a single vowel, or what consonants need more pitch.” Successful conducting demands responsive and authoritative communication of a conductor’s overall conception of a musical piece. “When you conduct, you have to have an absolutely clear vision of what you want to hear—color, tempo, style, articulation—and figure out how to get that.” A conductor has to do his or her homework thoroughly ahead of time,

knowing how to interpret a composer’s intentions, and in what style he or she wants a piece to be sung. These interpretations, says Hodgkins, can be so individual that the same piece sung by the same chorus can sound tremendously different depending on the conductor. “People think it is about the hands,” says Hodgkins. “But it is about your ears, and preparation. If you haven’t prepared, if you are just doing patterns, it will come out in your hands.” Conductors must learn how to use their entire body to communicate effectively. “The decisions you make are instantaneous. You are naturally thinking four or five things at the exact same time,” says Hodgkins. And also ahead of time: a good conductor must be able to hear an issue arising, and use gesture to bring the performance back on track. The work sounds intense, yet according to Hodgkins, it is invigorating. A conductor must hold his vision, but conducting is also strangely enough an exercise in selflessness: “If you try to control what you’re doing, you’ll crush it,” says Hodgkins, whose repertoire with Coro Allegro ranges from Baroque pieces to world premieres of contemporary compositions by composers like Greg Bullen ’81 and Bob Stern: “You don’t conduct for your ensemble, but with it.” fall 2013


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The Viola Electric



artha Mooke ’88G is the kid the cool kids want to hang out with. Artists the likes of David Bowie, David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Enya, Moby, Lou Reed, Philip Glass, and Trey Anastasio (with whom Mooke performs in her quartet, Scorchio) have all sought out the signature sound she creates with her electric viola. Always the pioneer, Mooke chose viola as her instrument in elementary school because “no one else knew what it was.” When she spied Jean-Luc Ponty’s bright blue electric violin, she begged her parents to drive straight to Manny’s on 48th Street in New York City to buy her one just like it. They indulged her, and her path as an electric string musician was set. Her first five-string electric viola was custom-made by Eric Aceto of Ithaca Stringed Instruments. The sound of an electric viola can be mournful, haunting, and vast as the reaches of space. There is a temporal stretch to it and it sounds both fluid and fiery. When Mooke began playing her electric viola, electric strings were mostly violin and cello, and most of that playing was in the jazz realm. The electrification of the viola makes it, in Mooke’s words, “a ou may be familiar with Stephen Kellogg ’98 and his whole different instrument.” So her work involves experimentaband, the Sixers, through the music video they made with tion, some of it playing prototypes for Yamaha as its first electhe Minuteman Marching Band for their song “Shady Espetric string artist, and consulting with their design team in Japan. ranto & The Young Hearts.” It was an infectious YouTube hit. She spends practice time exploring the extraordinary range of Kellogg has set out on his own with the launch of his new sound the electric viola produces, and notating new rhythmic solo album, Blunderstone Rookery, named after the protagopatterns, like a cartographer mapping an unexplored region. nist’s childhood home in David Copperfield. Kellogg’s relationMooke’s multi-faceted career involves writing for other muship with the novel is ongoing, and his enthusiasm for it wellsicians, playing with ensembles, and university residencies. She enough known that clubs sometimes request for him to add leads workshops teaching both children and adults the posreadings of his favorite passages to his set list. sibilities of playing electrically, exposing them to improvisa“Some people have the Bible, I have that book,” he professes. tion and creative composition. Her own body of work often “It has gotten me through some difficult times in my life. As involves the relationship of music to a particular place. “I like a boy, David watches his home go from a happy place to an alternative space and building my sound in that enunhappy place. As a man, he comes home and makes his vironment,” says Mooke, who has explored peace with it.” Blunderstone Rookery is Kellogg’s the sonic reaches of sites as mysterious solo homecoming. as a huge medieval-feeling cavern As for the Sixers, whose ranks have inunder the Brooklyn Bridge. cluded fellow alumni Kit “Goose” Karl“To get my sound I use son ’98, and Brian “Boots” Factor ’01, lots of electronics, effects Kellogg says, “We’d done over 1,300 processors, and I play live. shows together over ten years. They Nothing is pre-recorded,” all needed a break and I understand says Mooke. At a certain that. As for me and music: if you can point, she says, the electhink of something else to do, you tric viola became “an do it, but if you can’t….” He laughs extension of my voice, at the implication. Going solo has and how I express my allowed Kellogg to cover new musicreativity. cal ground: Blunderstone Rookery adds “I’m a viola soul,” prostrings, horns, and even a guest appearfesses Mooke. “It resonates ance by the UMass University Chorale, to with my spirit. This five-string Martha Mooke the artist’s signature guitar and Americana instrument has a depth of sound alt-country sound. that I love.”

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Alumni Play On


atalie Cole ’72, ’93Hon topped the Latin charts this summer with her first Spanish-language release, “Natalie Cole en Español.” Buffy Sainte-Marie ’70, ’90Hon has been touring Europe, Canada, and the US with her rock and roll band, including gigs at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City and the Iron Horse in Northampton. Kenny Aronoff is one of the country’s most in-demand session drummers. In 2013 he played on CDs with John Fogerty, Rod Stewart, and Trace Adkins, and recorded songs for the 2014 Al Pacino film, Imagined. Taj Mahal ’63S, ’06Hon brought the blues to the Caribbean, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, Poland, England, Russia, and France so far this year. Charles Michael Kittredge Thompson IV, aka Frank Black of the Pixies, aka solo artist Black Francis has been scoring silent German expressionist films and touring vigorously, both solo and with rockster Reid Paley. Kate McGarry ’85 received rave reviews for Girl Talk, a tribute to visionary women jazz vocalists, named one of the top jazz CDs of 2012 by Downbeat magazine.

Lyric Baritone

Andrew Garland



music critic once described Andrew Garland ’00 as “a Ferrari… cunningly disguised as a young strawberry-baritone.” Garland is revving his vocal engine to create a prize-winning path for himself as a professional opera singer. Operatic voices have an extra quality that make them more like an instrument than a regular voice singing in the shower, but although Garland sang in high school chorus, he didn’t know he had “it” until a UMass professor encouraged him to take voice lessons. It was during the exercises that he first heard his liberated voice full on: “I could not believe the sound that came out of my mouth,” he says. “It was like nothing I’d ever heard before.” From his base in Massachusetts, Garland lives the itinerant life of most opera singers, staying with a company in one city for the duration of a rehearsal period and performance run. He has covered the country from New York to Seattle, Fort Worth to Atlanta. He also has made a name for himself at recitals, where he is renowned for song cycles like Ralph Vaughan Williams’s “Songs of Travel.” Garland is a lyric baritone, meaning he has a more flexible voice than a dramatic baritone, the “tank” voice one associates with a Verdi opera. As opposed to tenors, who were favored as leads especially in the Romantic period because of the emotional vulnerability of their voices, baritones usually play villains, fathers, and older brothers. They don’t usually get the girl: George Bernard Shaw described the typical opera plot as “when a tenor and a soprano want to make love, but are prevented from doing so by a baritone.” Garland’s dream roles are Pelléas in Debussy’s sole opera, Pelléas et Mélisande, and the title role in Benjamin Britten’s manly Billy Budd. The composers who give him the most joy to sing are Handel and Rossini, because of their many notes, but Mozart above all: “Because he is perfect. He writes these long, gorgeous lines,” Garland enthuses. Garland will ride those beautiful lines this fall, when he appears as Papageno—the baritone lead, who does in this case get the girl… well, bird—in the Boston Lyric Opera’s premiere of a new English translation of The Magic Flute. fall 2013


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o thrive in an evolving economic landscape, professional artists must embrace unconventional approaches. Shelagh Abate ’99G has had a head start on that ever since she chose French horn over other more familiar instruments. A self-described “band geek” growing up—“I never used my locker; I just left my stuff in the band room”—Abate has crafted a respectable classical career throughout the Northeast with her home in New York as a base: as a member of the Triton Brass Quintet, as principal horn at the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and as an orchestral fellow at Tanglewood Music Center. But she also keeps a vampire’s schedule playing commercial music in orchestras on Broadway, for shows like Evita, Wicked, and Mary Poppins. Playing in a pit orchestra is a completely different job than playing onstage, says Abate. “In orchestral playing, I relate to the other players as much as I do the conductor. But in the pit, the conductors hold the reins. They are the only ones who have the visual of the stage, so you have to interpret what is going on through them. And you have to be on your toes with the singers from day to day. Supporting a performance doesn’t reduce

Shelagh Abate with the Triton Brass Quintet


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the pressure of playing; in fact, there is probably more pressure because you have less control.” If not contracted to play for a particular show on Broadway, a musician can substitute for other musicians, sometimes on short notice. This also keeps a player on her toes. “It’s a skill,” says Abate. “You learn how to prepare. I get a call, say, from Cinderella, asking me if I want to sub. I say yes. So I sit in and watch, don’t play, record the performance, take the sheet music home, and play it over and over and over and over! There is no audition or orientation or rehearsal. Your audition is your first show.” Freelancing as Abate does is not a skill taught at conservatories, which “emphasize winning an orchestral job or having an academic career.” But since freelancing will be a reality for many graduates, Abate shares her experience by leading workshops on how to walk from a conservatory into a professional pool. “I’m very lucky to be able to make money by doing what I love,” says Abate, and hopes that her workshops will give others the savoir faire they need to do the same.


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Paul Harding ’92 Enon (Random House, 2013)


Bookmarks Larry Ruttman ’52, American Jews and America’s Game: Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball (University of Nebraska Press). Life stories compiled from nearly 50 in-depth interviews. Richard A. Baker ’61, The American Senate: An Insider’s History (Oxford University Press). Baker, Historian Emeritus (19752008) of the US Senate, along with Neil MacNeil, former chief congressional correspondent for Time magazine, explore the Senate’s historical evolution. Paul Theroux ’63, ’88Hon, The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari (Houghton Mifflin). Theroux takes us on another adventure, this time on a 2,500-mile trip through western Africa.


AUL HARDING ’92 EFFORTLESSLY remembers the name of the UMass Amherst course that influenced him most: “Revolutionary Concepts in African American Music,” taught by the legendary saxophonist Archie Shepp. “It knocked my socks off,” Harding says. “It was electrifying for me to learn about social and racial justice and to think about the wider world.” Afro-Am classes with Shepp and writer Julius Lester were formative artistic experiences for Harding, who won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Tinkers (Bellevue Literary Press). Harding’s follow-up novel, Enon, was published in September to much critical acclaim. His path to the Pulitzer was neither smooth nor swift. While living in Central (first Baker, then Butterfield), “I was as uproarious as any late adolescent can be,” Harding recalls. “It took me a while to get my bearings. I was a terrible student who became a good student. At UMass I realized what I wanted to do, not so much career-wise, but that my interests were in art, politics, music—all that kind of stuff.” While at UMass, Harding helped form the band Cold Water Flat. “Amherst was an epicenter of great music at the time,” he says. “There was a rich, abundant rock scene.” Cold Water Flat, a trio with Harding on drums, Paul Janovitz on guitar and vocals, and Ted Silva on bass, recorded two albums and toured in the US and Europe in the early ’90s. Harding enjoys riffing on parallels between writing and drumming. “The process of improvising as a drummer is sort of like the process of writing the first draft for a writer,” he says. And prose, he believes, can have musical qualities, such as time signature, key, and tempo. “With Tinkers, I felt like I could tap out the rhythm of the sentence before I actually knew what it was going to be about or got down to assigning nouns and verbs to it.” —Patricia Sullivan


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Jerry Johnson ’67, Up the Creek Without a Saddle: the Bareback Poetry of Jerry Johnson (Red Barn Books of Vermont). Poems of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, some set to music on a CD included in the book. Ed Ifkovic ’72PhD, Downtown Strut (Poisoned Pen Press). Manhattan, 1927: While Edna Ferber prepares for “the Ferber season on Broadway” she has something else on her mind—murder. Norm Phillips ’72, ’74G, former faculty, Throw A Nickel On The Grass “...and you’ll be saved” (Trafford). Based on a true story, this book shares one man’s incredible and challenging journey through life and war. Marilyn Sabbagh Black ’74, A Thousand Words

(Biblio Publishing). Thefts and hacking at a fictional community college. Gerry FitzGerald ’76, Redemption Mountain (Henry Holt and Company). A novel of romance and devotion, corporate intrigue, heroism and heartbreak, set in a small town in the coalfields of West Virginia. Dennis Finnell ’80G, Pie 8 (Bellday Books, Inc.). These poems feel real—while making you wonder what real could possibly mean. Claudia Pose ’80PhD, Dreaming in German (Triple Water Press). A memoir about immigration and the effect of German division and reunification on family relationships. Cynthia Weill ’82, Count Me In: A Parade of Mexican Folk Art Numbers in English and Spanish (Cinco Puntos Press). Bilingual book for children, the fifth in a series illustrated with artisanal work from Mexico. Jennifer Castro ’83, Mom*Me (Hippowl Press). Moms, dads, and kids will delight in this hilarious new picture book about what mommies are not ... and some exciting things they can be. Dusty J. Miller ’83EdD, Danger in the Air: An Alice Ott Mystery (White River Press). Nationally known

trauma and addictions specialist-turned-mysterywriter introduces us to Alice Ott and the Raging Grannies as they look into an anthrax letters attack. Bradley S. Klein ’84PhD, Wide Open Fairways: A Journey across the Landscapes of Modern Golf (University of Nebraska Press). In his sixth golf book, Klein offers an absorbing view of golf courses as cultural markers. Holly Robinson ’84G, The Wishing Hill: A Novel (New American Library). What if everything you knew about your life was wrong? Miriam Zoll ’84, Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility, and the Pursuit of HighTech Babies (Interlink Publishing). Eye-opening account of growing into womanhood with the simultaneous opportunities and freedoms afforded by the US women’s movement and new reproductive technologies. Rose Ihedigbo ’85, ’86G, ’92EdD, Sandals in the Snow: A True Story of One African Family’s Journey to Achieving the American Dream (Tate Publishing & Enterprises). Rose and Apollos Ihedigbo ’82G, ’87EdD struggled financially yet earned doctorates from UMass Amherst, and their five children found success in their lives and careers,

including son James ’07, who played in the Super Bowl. William D. Ferguson ’86G, ’89PhD, Collective Action and Exchange: A Game-Theoretic Approach to Contemporary Political Economy (Stanford University Press). Annemarie O’Brien ’86, Lara’s Gift (Knopf). A junior year abroad in Denmark inspired this middle-grade novel. Lorrie (Glovsky) Thomson ’86, Equilibrium (Kensington Books). In the year since her husband’s suicide, Laura Klein’s world has shifted on its axis. Corwin Ericson ’90, ’00G, faculty, Checked Out OK (Factory Hollow Press). A collection of over 300 actual police log items from western Massachusetts. Amy Hoffman ’90G, Lies About My Family (University of Massachusetts Press). A memoir about told and untold family stories and about the ways the meanings of the stories change down the generations. Bill Waller ’90PhD, The Milky Way – An Insider’s Guide (Princeton University Press). Our galactic home and the many marvels it has spawned over its 12-billion year existence.

Bruce Watson ’90G, ’95G, Jon Stewart: Beyond the Moment of Zen (New Word City, Inc.). Stewart’s rise in comedy. Meredith O’BrienWeiss ’91, former faculty, Mortified: A Novel About Oversharing (WyattMacKenzie Publishing Inc.). A cautionary tale set in Massachusetts about the hazards of sharing too much personal information online. Shelia Kennison ’93G, ’95PhD, Introduction to Language Development (Sage Publications). This book, for undergraduate and graduate students, examines how an infant born today could master any of the 4,000 to 6,000 languages remaining in the world. Edward O. Wilson ’93Hon, Letters to a Young Scientist (Liveright). Hoping to inspire young scientists, one of the world’s leading biologists advises them to “put passion ahead of training.” Dorothy Firman ’94EdD, Engaging Life: Living Well With Chronic Illness (Healthy Learning). Support for those with chronic illness and those who care for them. David W. Goodwin ’94G, former faculty, Slave Camp Nightclub (Xlibris). It’s the ’70s, and a vegetarian hippie college student is offered

Bookmarks includes a selected list of new titles of general interest by alumni and faculty authors. To have your book considered, contact fall 2013

a job working in a stone quarry—a quarry with an employee-only nightclub. Greg Bachar ’95G, Curiosisosity; Dumb Bell & Sticky Foot; and Beans (& Other Sundry Items from The General Store) (Rowhouse Press). Three books of poems, stories, and experiments. Jonathan Way ’97, My Yellowstone Experience (Eastern Coyote Research). More than 300 dramatic pictures highlight the park’s amazing hydrothermal features, scenery, and wildlife. Kathleen O. Ryan ’00PhD, Demands of the Dead: Executions, Storytelling, and Activism in the United States (University of Iowa Press). Susan Steinberg ’00G, Spectacle: Stories (Graywolf Press). In these innovative linked stories, women confront loss and grief as they sift through the wreckage of their lives. Susan Kirtley ’02PhD, Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass (University Press of Mississippi). Barry’s career and her focus on images of young women, femininity, and feminism. Phillip Lehans ’02, These Hamptons (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.). A portrait in 186 color photos of the lifestyles and landscape of the Hamptons year-round culture. Lisa Olstein ’02G, faculty, Little Stranger (Copper Canyon Press). Intimate lyrics, elegies, and narratives speak in voices familiar yet strange. Luis Martin Valdiviezo Arista ’04G, ’12G, ’12EdD, former faculty, Los Ríos Invisibles: a Novel of Emigration and Repatriation (Spanish Edition) (Pukiyari Editores). Jedediah P. Berry ’07G, faculty, A Window or a Small Box (Tor Books). A novelette of magic realism about a couple about to get married who find themselves on the run from “goons” in

an alternative United States. Leah Dunham ’07G, America’s TwoHeaded Pig: Treating Nutritional Deficiencies and Disease in a Genetically Modified, Antibiotic Resistant, and Pesticide Dependent World (Wholesome Note Press). Nola Agha ’10PhD contributed to The Day My Nipple Fell Off and Other Stories of Survival, Solidarity, and Sass: A BAYS Anthology (CreateSpace). Gabe Durham ’10G, Fun Camp (Publishing Genius Press). A freewheeling summer camp novel smashed to bits. Mariana R. Silva-Buck ’12, The Adventures of Zandor (Pink Boto Publishing). Zandor has a lot of fears, but through his imagination he gains super powers and learns that he can do anything if he believes in himself! Sheldon Cashdan, former faculty, Emma Von N.—A Novel (Summit Press Books). A young woman trapped in an arranged marriage marked by sexual bondage is plunged into a series of intrigues involving Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Gustav Klimt. Martin Espada, faculty, The Trouble Ball: Poems (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.). A collection of poems crossing from baseball to blasphemy. Peter Gizzi, faculty, Threshold Songs (Wesleyan Poetry Series). The voices in these poems perform at the interior thresholds encountered each day. James Hicks, faculty, Lessons from Sarajevo: A War Stories Primer (University of Massachusetts Press). What can we learn from thinking about war stories? Reeser Manley, former faculty and Marjorie Peronto, The New England Gardener’s Year: A Month-by-Month Guide for Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Upstate New York (Cadent Publishing).

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Fanny A. Hager ’34, 3/4/2013, South Deerfield


Horace Leo Fleury ’41S, 6/25/2013, Amherst Paul N. Procopio ’41, 5/12/2013, Amherst Jason S. Cohen ’42, 6/3/2013, Lexington Herbert Weiner ’42, 4/22/2013, Jerusalem, Israel Mary (Fitzgerald) McClure ’43, 5/9/2013, Northampton Jean (Gould) Hollis ’46, 5/1/2013, Nashua, NH Dorothea M. Nixon ’46, 6/18/2013, Lima, OH Adrienne (Zacks) Garr ’47, 6/8/2013, Providence, RI Gordon P. Smith ’47, 4/30/2013, Carmel, CA Brooks R. Jakeman ’48, 2/2/2013, Green Cove Springs, FL M. Steven Gilman ’49, 5/3/2013, Trussville, AL Richard A. Lucas ’49, 6/3/2013, Cottonwood, AZ Barbara R. (Child) Turner ’49, 5/30/2013, Sun City Center, FL


Francis X. Carr ’50, 5/13/2013, Lowell Erwin R. Coulson ’50, 11/30/2012, West Springfield Harold W. Kallin ’50, 5/15/2013, Framingham George W. McGown ’50, 5/8/2013, Clinton, TN Sherman H. Rosenthal ’50, 2/15/2010, San Jose, CA George F. Smith ’50S, 6/15/2013, Cambridge, WI Russell E. Snow ’50, ’51G, 4/23/2011, Agawam Frederick E. Allen ’51, 1/21/2013, Silver Springs, MD Robert S. Brigham ’51, 5/10/2013, Silver Springs, MD Robert R. Carpenter ’51, 4/13/2013, Stafford Springs, CT Vernon T. Thomas ’51, 5/5/2013, Hadley Anita (Krukley) Chaplin ’52, 6/12/2013, Bedford, NH Joan Cormack ’52, 5/15/2013, Vero Beach, FL Peter W. Kenney ’53, 4/4/2012, Lutherville Timonium, MD Margaret Mulkern ’53, 5/28/2013, Manchester, CT Sumner A. Shore ’53, 11/2/2011, Waban Bennett L. Kramer ’54, 12/19/2012, Bridgewater Louise (Elliot) Lesher ’54, 6/9/2010, East Greenbush, NY Susan (Dewar) Zajac ’54, 6/7/2013, Arlington, VA Francis X. Campbell ’55S, 5/13/2013, Lancaster, PA Donald W. Gorman ’55, 4/29/2013, Marblehead Clara (Goslee) Thompson ’55, 4/14/2013, Jewett, NY John M. Foley ’56, 4/25/2013, South Hadley Marie (Peterson) Ingram ’56, 4/23/2013, Fort Meyers,FL Joan D. Witkowski ’57, 6/28/2012, East Kingston, NH Henry E. Howes ’58, 4/24/2013, Windsor, CT Richard A. Jarvi ’58S, 5/6/2013, Tully, NY Janet (Gorman) McCarthy ’58, ’74G, ’84H, 5/15/2013, South Dennis Martha Wendell ’58, 7/3/2013, Dominguez Hills, CA Joseph D. Coraccio ’59, 5/31/2013, Natick Emil Salzberger ’59, 5/5/2013, North Fort Myers, FL Robert L. Sibley ’59, 2/5/2012, Marlborough


Eugene R. Brooks ’55S, ’60, 1/17/2013, Vancouver, WA David C. Richardson ’60, 11/23/2012, Taunton Laurence S. Rubin ’60, 6/7/2013, Norton Robert A. Michaud ’61, 4/26/2013, Palm Bay, FL Katharine (Saila) Parisi ’62, 5/29/2013, Leominster Robert B. Crocker ’63, 6/6/2013, King George, VA Judith (Wilkinson) Todd ’63, ’76G, 5/9/2013, Amherst William E. Vandament ’64PhD, 4/20/2013, Signal Hill, CA Theodore F. Cooke III ’65, 5/28/2013, Warren, NJ Roberta (Leavenworth) MacLeod ’65, ’82S, 2/24/2013, Williamsburg Patrick B. Collins ’67G, 5/3/2013, Pittsfield Normand H. Cote ’68G, ’79EdD, 6/5/2013, Plymouth, NH Paula (McCarthy) Johnson ’68, 6/9/2013, East Dennis Louis R. Morrell ’68G, 4/28/2013, Wilmington, NC Peter E. Griswold ’69, ’74G, 5/12/2013, Amherst

In Memoriam 1970s

Faye M. Allis ’70, 6/8/2013, Conway Arthur F. McLean ’70, 5/6/2013, Sunderland William H. Lewis III ’68S, ’71, 6/9/2013, Barnstable Carl G. Merrick ’71S, 5/24/2013, Newton Daniel D. Tuden ’71, 11/8/2012, Londonderry, NH Irene Sarring (Zarina) White ’71G, Auburn, ME Charles G. Alexander ’72PhD, 6/6/2013, Vermontville, NY Paula (Powell) Barker ’72, 5/17/2013, Modesto, CA Bruce W. Flashenburg ’73, 2/14/2012, Clearwater, FL Malinda M. Smutek ’73G, ’88EdD, 6/1/2012, Chicago, IL Michael A. Whalen ’73, 5/28/2013, Easthampton Keith W. Longey ’74, 5/1/2013, Wethersfield, CT James J. McIsaac ’74, 5/2/2013, Sharon Ruth N. Rauch ’74G, 5/12/2013, Amherst Faith (Fisher) Silverthorne ’74, 5/3/2013, Newtown Square, PA Bette B. Roberts ’75PhD, 6/17/2013, South Portland, ME Raymond C. Lee ’76G, 5/4/2013, Sunnyvale, CA John P. Levesque ’76, 2/13/2011, Los Angeles, CA Joseph S. Vera Jr. ’76, 11/7/2012, Dania, FL Harry W. Carter ’77G, 5/11/2013, Livermore, ME

John S. Parker ’77, 93G, 3/10/2009, Shanghai, China Mark A. Carbonneau ’78, 4/27/2013, Candia, NH Jacqueline W. Mellen ’78, 1/1/2013, Hadley James H. Weaver ’78S, 6/6/2013, Hadley Alice H. Epstein ’79G, ’85PhD, 6/1/2013, Amherst Richard Quitadamo ’79, 5/13/2013, Shrewsbury

John F. McEwan ’92EdD, 5/15/2013, Whitman Kathleen M. (Fallon) Prentice ’92G, 4/25/2013, Trout Creek, MT Lynda L. Tallman ’95G, 6/16/2013, Chicopee Elia Dreyfuss ’99, ’03G, 5/31/2013, Amherst


Derek T. Shann ’98S, ’01, 2/22/2013, North Falmouth Keri Ann MacFarlane ’03, 6/10/2013, Williston Park, NY Elaine Sortino ’03H, 8/18/2013, Amherst Timothy J. Quinn III ’04, 4/29/2013, Allston Stephen M. Constantine ’06PhD, 5/4/2013, Florence Benjamin T. Shaker ’09, 5/3/2013, Santa Cruz, CA

Krista (Drown) Paynton ’80, 5/9/2013, North Attleboro James D. Marley ’81, 5/18/2013, Belchertown Thomas A. Malloy III ’82EdD, 5/15/2013, Westminster Lynn A. Fitzgerald ’84, 4/25/2013, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Mark L. Worrall ’84, ’90G, 1/17/2010, Exeter, NH Maureen Siegel Micek ’85, 12/18/2011, Etna, NH Dennis W. Flynn ’86, 4/26/2013, Manville, NJ James B. Sutton ’89, 4/12/2013, Greenfield


Michael J. Froning ’90EdD, 5/1/2013, Mountain Brook, AL Brian R. Lavertue ’90, 10/31/2012, Springfield Robert G. Bergeron ’91, 5/9/2013, South Hadley



Stephen M. Constantine ’06PhD, 5/4/2013, Florence Alice Epstein ’79G, ’85PhD 6/1/2013, Amherst Walter Kamys, 8/10/2013, Sunderland Paul N. Procopio ’41, 5/12/2013, Amherst Elaine Sortino ’03H, 8/18/2013, Amherst Irene Sarring (Zarina) White ’71G, 7/29/2013, Auburn, ME

Priscilla M. Clarkson, 1947-2013

Elaine Sortino, 1949-2013

PRISCILLA M. CLARKSON ’69, ’73G, ’77PhD, dean of Commonwealth Honors College, Distinguished University Professor of kinesiology, and nationally recognized researcher in muscle function, died August 25 of cancer. In her 36-year career at UMass Amherst, Clarkson authored more than 200 scientific publications and became a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, where she served as national president and as foundation president. She founded and ran the Muscle Biology and Imaging Lab and was known for her work in muscle function and dysfunction. She was a scientific advisor to the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute and was a member of the Science Working Group at NASA to develop laboratories for the Space Station. She also was a member of the NCAA Competitive and Medical Safeguards Committee and the National Commission on Sports and Substance Abuse. She was editor of the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism and editor-in-chief of Exercise and Sport Science Reviews. Clarkson maintained a lifelong involvement in classical ballet, including as a performer, choreographer, board member and president of the Pioneer Valley Ballet, and coauthor/editor of books on dance medicine. Gifts in her memory may be made to the Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community for a classroom in her honor; to the UMass Amherst kinesiology department’s graduate endowment fund for a fellowship in her honor (; the UMass Amherst Development Office, Memorial Hall, 140 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003; or to the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society (

ELAINE SORTINO ’03HON, the inspiring longtime head coach of the UMass Amherst softball team and one of the winningest coaches in NCAA softball history, died August 18 of cancer. Sortino compiled a 1,185508-6 record over her 34-year career, seventh among Division I coaches and third among those still active. “We have lost a very special and amazing person in Elaine,” said director of athletics John McCutcheon. “We loved her tremendously. She was a true gift.” She guided the women’s softball team to 21 NCAA Tournament appearances, three trips to the Women’s College World Series, 23 Atlantic 10 regular-season titles, 23 A-10 tournament championships, and nine undefeated A-10 campaigns. She was inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2004. Sortino’s campus legacy will continue, thanks to her efforts as the driving force behind the more than $350,000 raised for the current softball facility, which was renamed Sortino Field a year ago. Sortino also had a successful run as UMass’s volleyball coach, posting a 218-134-1 record from 1979-1986. She served as associate athletics director and senior woman administrator with direct supervision of six men’s and women’s sport programs, and oversaw student-athlete services, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, athletic health enhancement, and the life skills program. Memorial donations may be made to the Elaine Sortino Softball Enhancement Fund, c/o UMass Athletic Department Development Office, 308 Mullins Center, Amherst, MA 01003. fall 2013


In the Year 2525 By Laura Marjorie Miller



ROM HIS FRESHMAN GIG as disc jockey for WMUA’s hip-hop show, Kevin Mitchell ’92 has steered a course through the rapidly shifting music industry to become an in-demand entertainment prognosticator, what you might call a media futurist. Mitchell’s BDIC concentration was in urban communications, but it was his time as a DJ that opened the way to his career: “UMass was the best environment to cultivate my interests, through its extracurricular life and community,” he says. In addition to taking classes in education, Afro-American Studies, and communication, Mitchell worked for the University Programming Council, and became the first African-American programming director in the campus radio station’s 40-year history. “I was the Obama of WMUA,” he smiles. Mitchell left school six credits shy of graduation for an offer few could refuse: an invitation to work at Def Jam in New York. (He is currently completing his degree through University Without Walls.) His career evolved from there: working in the early-’90s pre-Internet world of entertainment and advertising gave Mitchell skills that would launch his prosperous career as a hip-hop impresario. He was the executive producer, manager, and founder/president of Codeine Records, the Sony-distributed label that released Billboard’s No. 1 rap single in 1998, “Déjà Vu (Uptown Baby)” by Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz. In 2003 his group Nappy Roots was the year's best-selling debut rap group. Mitchell has amassed four Grammy nominations, and 14 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum RIAA-certified awards. But when what he calls “the tidal wave of disruption” hit the music industry, Mitchell knew he needed to diversify. So in the midst of a changing industry, he pivoted his portfolio of skills increasingly into technology, putting aside his impresario status to encompass such other “verticals” as movies and gaming. Based outside Boston, Mitchell is now a

senior director of programming and corporate development for National Amusements, the parent company of CBS and Viacom. He co-founded the company’s innovation committee and also serves as an independent consultant. “I help people determine where they need to be in three to five years,” he says. He describes himself as a digital data hoarder, a collector of emerging technology information that will help him spy long trends in music and entertainment and predict tipping points. Mitchell cites the early days of the evolution in music from purchased CDs to downloading as an example of when companies failed to heed predictors: “It was like a slow-moving ball over the plate that everyone saw happening.” Yet record companies expended energy fighting companies like Napster versus embracing change. Mitchell helps entertainment companies use change to their advantage. “There has been a fundamental alteration in the way music is communicated and absorbed,” he says. “Music sales have plummeted, yet music consumption is up. So we have to rethink the commercial model.” Mitchell says popular music can thrive by enhancing other art forms, such as gaming, events, and movies. A film he co-produced, Electric Daisy Carnival, highlights the thriving festival circuit. The new realms of music, such as specialized online video channels and DJ-curated streaming, are incredibly vital—one just has to know where to look. What are some of Mitchell’s predictions? That the consumption model for music will change to something similar to a paid subscription service, as with cable television. He predicts the current free-for-all will contract somewhat and that “more control of consumption will happen,” pointing to Vevo as an example of a streaming service mediated by companies and advertisers. Embracing change is not just for consumers and corporate distributors, but for artists as well. “Artists can no longer survive solely off the income generated by their music,” Mitchell says. “Your content is only one spoke in the wheel of what you do. It is one part of your brand. “My grandfather taught me that the guy with the most skills is the last guy to get fired,” says Mitchell. The values set for the evolution of music seem similar. Mitchell counsels a panoramic view of the possible: “You have to understand the whole 360-degree perspective.”

Kevin Mitchell imagines the future of the music industry.


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ANNUAL REPORT OF DONORS July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013

Ensuring the


UMass Amherst Foundation BOARD OF DIREC TORS Officers Richard M. Kelleher ’76, President Chairman, CEO & Founder Pyramid Advisors, LLC

Robert M. Mahoney ’70, Vice President President & CEO Belmont Saving Bank

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

James Sheehan, Treasurer*

Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

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

Directors Thomas F. Ackerman ’76

Corporate Executive Vice President & CFO Charles River Laboratories, International Inc.

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

Douglas A. Berthiaume ’71, ’05HON Chairman, President & CEO Waters Corporation

Brent B. Bottamini ’98

Senior Analyst, Emerging Markets Manulife Asset Management

Robert B. Brack ’60 (Retired) President 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 Douglas R. Cliggott ’78

Lecturer, Economics College of Social and Behavioral Sciences UMass Amherst

Jeanette Cole*

Associate Chair & Director Art, Architecture & Art History UMass Amherst

David J. Der Hagopian ’72 (Retired) CEO Ravago Holdings Americare

George R. Ditomassi Jr. ’57, ’96HON (Retired) Chief Operating Officer Hasbro Inc. President of Hasbro International 2013 ANNUAL REPORT OF DONORS

The Foundation leads and supports private fundraising on behalf of the faculty and students of the Amherst campus.

Paul S. Doherty

Pamela M. Jacobs ’69

Robert L. Epstein ’67

James “Jess” Kane ’70

President & Co-Founder Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury, & Murphy President Horizon Beverage Company

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

Robert S. Feldman*

Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences UMass Amherst

Michael T. Foley ’75

Gastroenterologist Steward Health Care System

David G. Fubini ’76

Director McKinsey & Company

David H. Gaunt ’67, ’70MBA Partner Murray & Gaunt Partners

Nan Giner ’82

Practice Group Leader Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

Merrily C. Glosband ’68

Consultant to Museums and Nonprofits

Steve D. Goodwin*

Dean, College of Natural Sciences UMass Amherst

Ronald F. Grasso ’92

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Inc. Past President UMass Amherst Alumni Association

Haohao Guo ’11

Audit Associate Deloitte & Touche, LLP

Dev V. Gupta ’77PhD Chairman and CEO NewLANS

Susan Hagedorn ’77

Professor Emerita University of Colorado

D. Gibson Hammond Jr. ’77MS (Retired) Partner Deloitte

Benjamin R. Happ ’98

Director, Capital Services International Credit Suisse (USA) Inc

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

Melvin Howard ’57

(Retired) Vice Chairman Xerox Corporation

James G. Hunt ’77

Partner Hunt & Piech Dental

Past President Washington D.C. UMass Amherst Alumni Club Founding Partner Kane Tesini Soporowski & Associates LLP Past President UMass Amherst Alumni Association

Robert Kaplan

Executive Vice President State Street Bank & Trust Company

Matthew O. Littlefield ’99 Vice President Barclays Wealth

Andrew A. MacDougall ’95* Alumni Association President Senior Vice President Bank of America Corporation

Christine B. McCormick* Dean, College of Education UMass Amherst

Gordon N. Oakes Jr. ’63, ’88HON (Retired) Co-Founder Oakes Interactive, Inc.

Charles J. Pagnam*

Executive Vice President UMass Foundation

Patricia A. Parcellin ’81

(Retired) Senior Vice President State Street Bank & Trust Company

Karen M. Peters ’87 CFO New England Wire

Andrew T. Rudd

Chairman and CEO Advisor Software, Inc.

Christine G. Savage ’92

Partner Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

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

Patrick J. Veale ’79

President William Gallagher Associates Insurance Agency

Emeritus Directors Eugene M. Isenberg ’50, ’00HON Chairman & CEO Nabors Industries, Inc. Former President, UMAF Board * Ex-Officio Directors


One hundred and fifty years ago, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued a charter for what is now UMass Amherst. As the fledgling college struggled financially, three friends of the state’s first public institution of higher education saved the day by donating funds to complete the construction of campus buildings. As we celebrate our sesquicentennial, we honor the vision of our first donors and seek to ensure their legacy by mounting the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the history of UMass Amherst. Thousands of alumni and friends of the campus have heeded our call for private support with gifts for the $300 million UMass Rising campaign. At the public launch of our campaign in April, we celebrated raising nearly $200 million during the quiet phase of the campaign. Like their predecessors in 1863, today’s donors are central to our success. They are helping to make the state’s flagship campus an undisputed 21st-century leader in innovation and education, one that offers pioneering solutions to some of our society’s most complex problems. In the following pages are stories of the impact of their philanthropy—from the creation of an endowed chair that will attract world-class professors to scholarships that open a world of opportunities for students, to athletic facilities fully worthy of a nationally esteemed public research university. These gifts—in times when private support is crucial to reaching new heights of excellence—will support talented students, first-class faculty, research and programs, buildings and infrastructure, and our annual fund. No matter their size, these gifts will help us educate the next cohort of scientists and creative thinkers, allow some families to send off their first generation of college-bound students, and contribute to a more sustainable tomorrow. It is my pleasure to salute each of our fiscal year 2012 – 2013 donors whose generosity assures them a place in the history of our campus. The entire campus community is grateful for their commitment to UMass Amherst and endorsement of our vision for public higher education that is accessible and of the highest quality.

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

52 World of Opportunities 60 Leading the Way 64 Making UMass Better 69 Founders Circle 70 Leadership Giving Circle 78 The William Smith Clark Society 80 Organizational Donors 81 Fiscal Year Gifts

Editor: Judith B. Cameron ’75 Design: Michelle Sauvé ’84 Photography: 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,


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Digging the Experience LAST SUMMER STEPHEN ANDERSON ’13 spent a month on the north coast of Israel on an archaeological dig, experiencing the culture and learning academic lessons only available at field schools. “I was doing the work I love, plus I’ve never been outside the country and there are only a few times you are going to be able to go to the Middle East,” says Anderson. His study abroad experience came with a hefty price tag: $5,700 in addition to the $2,000 airfare. A $2,000 award from the Carol and Alan L. LeBovidge ’64 Undergraduate Research Scholarship helped defray some of the cost and make up lost summer employment income. The LeBovidges established the scholarship program in 2008 to facilitate meaningful research between undergraduates and a faculty member in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. This year they pledged $75,000 to continue to fund opportunities for undergraduates. Anderson, who played trombone for the UMass Minuteman Marching Band, studied with Michael O. Sugerman, a faculty member in the anthropology department, who inspired him to go on the dig. They both share a keen interest in the Bronze Age and on the dig discovered areas to search for Bronze Age artifacts. “By taking part in an archaeological field school, students see the whole arc of research, from the planning stages to publication, and many steps in between,” explains Sugerman.

At an archaeological field school in Akko, Israel, Stephen Anderson, left, assisted in excavating a Late Bronze Age (1550 – 1100 BCE) silo or storage pit. Michael O. Sugerman ENSURING THE LEGACY  53 

Probing Galactic Origins IN THE SPRING, GRADUATE STUDENT TIMOTHY CONKLIN ’17G traveled to a remote Mexican mountaintop, home to the world’s biggest large millimeter telescope (LMT). He went to make final preparations for observations that hold the promise of deciphering the mysteries of the origins of the universe. Conklin joined faculty members from the UMass Department of Astronomy in readying the telescope for its first official scientific studies. “It was pretty amazing,” says Conklin, who, as part of his dissertation, will build second-generation instruments for the telescope. The telescope is a multimilliondollar venture between UMass Amherst and Mexico’s National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics and will serve as a time machine by observing when stars and galaxies were born billions of years ago. It is the envy of many college astronomy departments. “Having access to a big telescope attracts

good students and faculty who will publish research that will generate a lot of attention and excitement,” says F. Peter Schloerb, an astronomy professor and LMT scientific leader. The LMT’s location provides ideal conditions for large millimeter telescopes but it is too remote to be conducive to field trips by graduate students. Thanks to a $30,000 gift from William B. Bannick ’70, six graduate students will be able to fly to the LMT for a one-of-akind research experience. Bannick, an astronomy major who is now chief investment officer and managing director of Cadence Capital Management in Boston, says astronomy has long been his passion, while his UMass Amherst education was the foundation for a successful

career and lifelong friendships. He believes his gift will advance cosmology. “When you plant seeds you don’t know what you will harvest, and it is so with LMT. But I believe these students will significantly advance our understanding of the origins of the galaxies,” he says. The world’s biggest large millimeter telescope, built by UMass and Mexico, sits atop Mexico’s fifth highest peak and affords faculty and students unique research opportunities.

Saving the World, One Bridge at a Time ANGELA BERTHAUME ’14 IS A PERFECT MATCH for Commonwealth Honors College: smart, hardworking, and collaborating one-on-one with a professor to solve real-world problems. A civil and environmental engineering major with a minor in natural resources conservation, Berthaume has been working with Behrouz Shafei in the College of Engineering. They are studying penetration of corrosive agents in reinforced concrete bridges and investigating environmentally friendly methods for increasing the structures’ life expectancies. “Our research can be used to develop cost-efficient yet


reliable strategies for inspecting critical components of structures,” explains Shafei. They plan to publish an article based on their research that will also serve as Berthaume’s senior thesis. “Part of my research has been learning how to apply sustainability concepts to engineering problems. It’s been cool,” she says. Besides spending time on her studies, Berthaume works three occasional jobs. She received a financial boost when the honors college awarded her a $1,000 research grant. “It helps to have more funding to spread out your money over more semesters,” notes Berthaume.

Students like Berthaume will benefit from a new source of endowed scholarships for exceptional students. The honors college has received $107,363 from the estate of Linda Lockwood, a professor of environmental science and director of the honors program from 1982 to 1992.

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James Lowenthal


Yanira Posadas in the sheep barn at the UMass Amherst Farm.

Cold Days, Warm Aspirations FOR YANIRA POSADAS ’15, the worst part of her 7 a.m. arrivals at the sheep and goat barns at the UMass Amherst Farm in Hadley was confronting the cold weather. Even so, the Florida resident relished learning to give injections and perform tests on the animals. It’s been her life ambition to work with animals. “Since I was little I don’t remember wanting to be anything else but a vet and work with animals,” she says. An academically talented student, Posadas enrolled in UMass Amherst specifically for the animal science program, one of the few in the country that offers hands-on experience. Her deciding factor, however, was a scholarship from David J. Der Hagopian ’72 that pays the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition for each undergraduate year. “Without the

scholarship, my family would not have been able to help me go to an out-of-state school,” explains Posadas. Posadas is exactly the kind of student Der Hagopian had in mind when he established a scholarship endowment in 2007 for academically promising students from Florida who have financial need. With pledges made this year, the endowment will soon reach $1 million. That will double from two to four the number of college-bound Floridians who will be able to experience a new environment and receive a top-notch education. “I really do believe UMass Amherst has everything, education-wise. I recommend it all the time,” says Der Hagopian.


Making Art Mean Business AS A FIRST-YEAR STUDENT, RACHEL AYLWARD ’13 created a spreadsheet for navigating her upcoming four years as an undergraduate determined to earn degrees in marketing and dance. “It was challenging,” she recalls. “There were nights when I wished I could have gotten more sleep. I got through by being focused on doing what I love.” After receiving her two degrees in May, Aylward moved to New York City to pursue a dance career while working at In Fitness & In Health, owned by Rochelle E. Rice ’83. Rice participates in NYPOP/Dance, a course that takes UMass students to New York City to network and explore fine arts careers. Aylward’s insurance, should a dance career be out of reach, is her marketing degree. “Every endeavor has a business side and so does dance,” she reasons. A dancer since the age of six, Aylward’s greatest passion is for performance. “Nothing makes me feel how performing does. I just love it and can’t imagine not doing it,” she explains. Aylward’s spreadsheet paid off. She was honored in her junior and senior years with a $20,000 scholarship from Ronnie and Eugene ’50, ’00HON Isenberg. The Isenbergs annually fund scholarships for Commonwealth Honors College students enrolled in the Isenberg School of Management. To date, the Isenberg Honors Scholarships have given $461,000 to 15 students. The scholarships have had a profound impact on students. “It is hard for me to put into words how grateful I was for the scholarship,” says Aylward. She notes that the scholarship helped validate her dedication to her studies and the rigorous demands of her schedule. It was especially meaningful since her academic schedule precluded accepting most part-time jobs. “Without the scholarship I would have had a lot more stress,” she says.


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The China Connection

Students in the College of Nursing will have new opportunities thanks to the generosity of friends and alumni who have made bequests that will significantly increase scholarships. One 1975 graduate has made a $2 million planned gift for scholarships to students concentrating in areas where needs are the greatest. Sara E. Maslin, a friend of campus who has worked as a registered nurse, has made a $300,000 bequest.

WITH A $700,000 BEQUEST, the UMass Amherst Food Science Department will create a formal partnership whereby students from a top-ranked university in China will come to Amherst to earn a PhD. “We benefit from having exceptional PhD students doing research on campus, while the long-term benefit is strengthening our ties with China,” says Eric Decker ’89PhD, chair of the food science department. Eligible Chinese students will have graduated with chemistry or related degrees from Xiamen University. The bequest comes from the late Chee-Teck (Dick) Tan ’61PhD, who worked in product development at International Flavors & Fragrances and held 22 patents for processes involving food and fragrances. Lim Chhuy ’64, ’66MS, who worked with Tan, says Tan, who came from Singapore to study at UMass, had a strong connection to both the food science department and UMass Amherst. “It was one of the links that allowed him to feel very much a part of this country,” explains Chhuy. He says Tan would also be comforted by the fact that he will be helping to train food scientists who will return to their home country and work on the myriad food issues facing the country with the world’s largest population. “The goals of our department are promoting health and wellness and making food healthier and safer, and doing that in China will bring tremendous improvements,” notes Decker.


Funding a Boon to Researchers THE “GREEN LATRINE” being created in a College of Engineering laboratory has the dual potential to compost human waste and produce electricity. Its development is the work of Caitlyn Shea Butler, a civil engineering professor, who field-tested the latrine in Ghana last year. In her effort to improve design efficiency, Butler is being assisted by graduate student Varun N. Srinivasan ’12MS, ’18PhD, who received a $25,000 fellowship from the Edwin V. Sisson Doctoral Fellowship Fund. Sisson, a 1968 graduate of the college who previously made gifts for scholarships and facilities, has pledged $125,000 to support graduate students researching environmental issues ranging from renewable and alternative energy to climate change. “It is a great honor to receive this fellowship,” says Srinivasan. “I will do justice to the support Mr. Sisson is providing and make sure that my work will help people in the future.” Butler says that the new fellowship is timely given that federal research grants are declining yet the need for graduate research for sustainable projects is at an all-time high. “With this fellowship I don’t have to choose between buying research equipment and supplies or having a student work with me,” she says. The green latrine will help prevent water contamination as well as provide a source of electricity, critical goals in developing countries. “This project has the potential to bring tremendous health and safety benefits,” says Butler. Graduate Student Varun N. Srinivasan, left, will spend a year working with Caitlyn Shea Butler, engineering professor, on developing the low-cost latrine using microbial fuel cells, a new technology that acts like a battery that captures energy from biological processes.

Wishes Fulfilled As a young girl contemplating college, Donisha A. White ’16 had only one school in mind. “It has always been my dream to go to UMass. There are no downsides to it,” she says. As one of three daughters in a single-parent household, White worried that the cost of tuition and other expenses would block her path to the flagship campus. Paying the bills got a bit easier when she was presented with a Devonia M. and Henry M. Thomas III Scholarship. “Both my wife and I are firm believers in education being the key to a great life,” says Henry M. Thomas III, chair of the UMass Board of Trustees. He previously taught land use planning, a property law course, in Donisha A. White


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Thrilled by Thoreau FOR JILL DWIGGINS, who graduated in May with a master’s degree in history and certificate in public history, an internship at the Concord Museum working on a Henry David Thoreau exhibition was a dream come true. She was thrilled to be digging through the voluminous written works of Thoreau, the subject of her undergraduate and graduate theses, and creating a Concord Thoreau Trail phone app,

a digital-age introduction to the 19th-century naturalist, philosopher, and author. Her 10-week internship last summer was made possible with a $2,500 stipend from Charles K. Hyde ’66, who gave $60,000 to the Dr. Charles K. Hyde Public History Fund. “Without these funds I would have had to give up an internship that I deeply cared about,” explains Dwiggins, who moved to Boston and traveled by commuter rail to her job at the museum. The exhibition, which used Thoreau’s meticulous records of the natural world to document climate change, was a unique opportunity, one likely to open career options. “Working on an exhibition dealing with sciences and literature is not something many people ever get to do,” says Dwiggins. Hyde, professor emeritus of history at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, knows firsthand the value of a scholarship and public history. Raised as one of seven children in a workingclass family from Pittsfield, he says that UMass for him, even at $50 a semester in 1962, was only affordable with scholarships. “Attending another school was out of the question,” he recalls. His love of history developed when an aunt gave him history books as gifts. Jill Dwiggins at the Concord Museum It flourished as he took courses with Vincent Ilardi, Harold Gordon, Louis Greenbaum, and others. “They helped me with my writing and taught me how to be a historian,” says Hyde. UMass Amherst. Devonia M. Thomas earned her master’s degree from the College He himself became an “accidental of Education in 1973 and worked as a teacher for many years. public historian” while working on a The Thomases established the scholarship fund for students from Springfield project for the National Park Service in who have financial needs and hope African American students will benefit. He Lowell in the early 1970s. “Public history says, “It was scholarships that got us to college. We would like to make a difference has an immediate value. It doesn’t just end up in a book,” he notes. in the uplift and development of the Springfield community, particularly through education,” explains Henry Thomas, a Springfield native. A biology major on a pre-med track, White is deeply grateful for the $10,000 scholarship she will receive over four years. “It makes me feel like my mom wasn’t by herself helping me pay for college. Someone else is helping us,” she notes. The scholarship has other benefits: “It makes me feel like I have more of a reason to do well in school since I have people investing in me.”


LEADING We fundamentally believe in education’s ability to transform lives. We hope our scholarships for talented science students who have financial need will launch careers that put UMass Amherst graduates at the pinnacle of their professions. Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy and Mala Subbaswamy

We have been giving regularly since 1989. We have earmarked this year’s gifts for a fellowship in composition and rhetoric and for the Western Massachusetts Writing Project. We hope our gifts will help these programs achieve their objectives. Charles Moran, emeritus English professor, and Kay J. Moran, retired editor at the Daily Hampshire Gazette


The honor of serving as director of libraries for the last nine years has enriched my life more than I can express. Leading by example is important to me and I could not ask others to support the great work being done by the libraries if I was not also engaged. My gift will continue our efforts to transform library facilities. Jay Schafer, director of libraries

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We hope our gift will help sustain and strengthen educational initiatives that we value—supporting the next generation of scholars and teachers. As UMass celebrates the sesquicentennial, it feels like an especially important time to renew our commitment to the campus that has enriched our lives. Anne J. Herrington, emerita English professor and Tina Pette ’73, ’92G, retired high school English teacher

I believe that philanthropy, regardless of the amount, helps bring meaning to one’s life. I can think of no better investment that will help improve the human condition than higher education. The UMass Rising campaign presents an ideal opportunity to have an even greater impact. Michael A. Leto, vice chancellor for development and alumni relations

There may be no greater endorsement of a fundraising campaign than gifts from faculty, deans, and other campus leaders. For the UMass Rising Campaign, campus leaders have given more than $500,000, often because they have witnessed the power of philanthropy. Their other reasons are varied­— from being a scholarship recipient to showing gratitude to their beloved campus. Their common purpose, however, is helping ensure the continued rise of UMass Amherst.

I find the public mission of UMass, its progressive social tradition, and the accomplishments of the faculty and students incredibly inspiring. UMass has given me a sense of purpose as a teacher and as an administrator. My gift will create a new endowed fund for undergraduate research and travel. Julie C. Hayes, dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts

In the same way that it has for countless students, my wife, Gay ’96, and I realize that UMass Amherst has had a tremendous impact on our lives. We hope that our gift is an affirmation of the simple statement that UMass is worth giving back to. Steve Goodwin, dean, College of Natural Sciences

Because we’ve had an insider’s view for more than three decades, we are aware of how gifts to the campus can make a substantial difference. We know that our gift will give students the opportunity to have extended one-on-one interactions with faculty mentors while working on significant research projects. Robert S. Feldman, dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Katherine E. Vorwerk, former psychology department faculty

Between us, we have a total of 51 years of service to UMass as faculty members in the Department of Linguistics. We count ourselves very fortunate to have been associated with this excellent department and excellent university. We can’t imagine anything better. Our gift will go to support the Graduate School’s new Office of Professional Development. John J. McCarthy, dean, Graduate School, and Ellen Woolford, professor of linguistics

I’m pleased with the evolution of the study of While there are women’s history many great things and of women, in the world to gender, and give to, I believe sexuality studies that if you want to on our campus. I make a big multigenerational impact, look forward to these programs help educate the vigorously next generation continuing and of leaders. My hope my gift will gift is targeted at contribute to their change that will vitality through give Isenberg and supporting UMass Amherst graduate students movement to who leave UMass the next level of Amherst well excellence. prepared for Mark A. Fuller, professional and dean, Isenberg academic positions. School of Joyce A. Berkman, Management emerita history professor


Making Waves for WFCR AS WFCR FANS, Linda L. Marston ’75, ’89PhD and Dennis R. Bromery ’86, ’88MEd routinely wake up to New England Public Radio and when they travel they use a phone app, Public Radio Player, to listen to their favorite programs. “We think of WFCR as part of our family,” says Marston. Their appreciation for the station’s news, music, comedy, and puzzle games led to stints as volunteers, helping the station in different capacities. Their latest display of affection for the station is a $300,000 planned gift. The bequest will be used to support programming, especially programming focused on science and nature. “This will help the station over the long term,” notes Marston. Bromery says he hopes the couple’s gift will inspire others to give to the station, which has broadcast from campus since 1967. UMass holds its license while NEPR will be moving most operations to a new home in downtown Springfield. UMass Amherst is also dear to Marston and Bromery. The first in her family to attend college, Marston says UMass was her only affordable option for an extraordinary higher education experience. Bromery has known the campus as the son of a beloved chancellor, the late Randolph W. Bromery; as a U.S. Air Force veteran earning degrees as a part-time student; and as a 30-year staff member, now with the Office of Information Technology. The couple share another bond to UMass: Chancellor Bromery signed Marston’s undergraduate degree.

Investing in Leadership at the College of Education AT THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, the late Joseph W. Keilty thrived while earning his doctorate in 1972 in organizational behavior, the springboard for a career as a manager and consultant for Fortune 500 companies. “The program was so tailored to his individual needs that Joe just wanted to read and learn more. He was excited and challenged all the time,” recalls his widow, Alma W. Keilty. At the time of his death in 1996, he was executive vice president of quality and human resources at American Express. He co-founded Keilty, Goldsmith & Company, one of the country’s key providers of customized leadership development. In recognition of the influence the school had on her husband, Alma Keilty has made a $3.5 million life insurance


gift that will establish the Joseph W. and Alma W. Keilty Chair in Education. With its flexible nature an asset, the endowed chair will strengthen the faculty at the College of Education, says Dean Christine McCormick. “Endowed chairs attract top researchers and scholars, enhance academic leadership, and provide stability for the school,” explains McCormick. She says that Joseph Keilty well understood how organizational leadership must evolve with the institution by taking risks, testing innovative ideas, and responding to new knowledge. The Keilty Chair will be held by scholars specializing in different educational fields as the college changes with the times. “The impact of Alma’s gift will be felt for generations to come,” says McCormick.


SCHOLARS FROM THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SCIENCES showcase their work annually at a campus research day celebration. Students and faculty members from the school’s communication disorders department, dedicated to the study of normal and disordered communication, will have new financial support for their work. Stephen S. Grolnic ’76 has made a $500,000 commitment to support the study of communication disorders. Grolnic himself overcame a speech and information processing disorder. He went on from UMass to earn a PhD and now owns a successful hearing-aid service firm in eastern Massachusetts.


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Game Changer HOPING TO BRING UMASS AMHERST the national attention and prestige that high-profile athletics can attract, two alumni have made multimillion-dollar gifts to vault athletic programs to greater heights. Edmund F. Ward ’75, ’77MBA has pledged $2.3 million for athletics, and brothers Richard and Martin G. Jacobson ’68 have committed $2.5 million for the building of a new football press box at McGuirk Alumni Stadium. “I made this gift because I firmly believe that a major research university should try to excel in everything—and that includes athletics,” explains Ward. Jacobson says that athletic triumphs bring value and pride to campus. “My feeling was, and my brother concurred, that there needs to be people willing and able to step up and support athletics with major gifts,” he says. Both Ward and Jacobson are avid UMass sports fans, frequently in the bleachers for football and basketball games. Ward, who lives near campus, jokes that his second occupation is watching UMass sports, including some such as women’s soccer that are not under the glare of the media spotlight. Ward’s primary profession is real estate investment, which he has done since leaving UMass Amherst. He enrolled in UMass after failing to win admission at Amherst College and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in marketing. “I never regretted coming to UMass. I had fantastic professors. They made you work hard and you got a lot out of it,” he says.


He played UMass lacrosse for two years and joined several intramural teams. “I enjoyed all kinds of sports, just as I do today,” says Ward. He says his UMass education was broad-based and instilled in him the confidence and determination to succeed in the world of business. “I think UMass helped me learn how to make decisions— to synthesize information and decide the way to go,” says Ward. Sports also dominated Martin Jacobson’s life. “As the flagship campus of the state university, it is important to have high-profile athletics. It adds value to the school,” he reasons. The Jacobsons’ gift will help finance the $34.5 million expansion and improvements at McGuirk, where the 5,800-square-foot press box will be named the Martin & Richard Jacobson Press and Skybox Complex. As in their philanthropy, the two brothers have long been business partners, though they parted ways while attending college. Richard graduated from the University of Michigan. At the eleventh hour, after a chance trip to Amherst, Martin enrolled in UMass. “I was shocked at the renaissance that was going on there when I was a freshman in 1964. It was a period of great growth,” he recalls. The building boom included construction of the football stadium in 1965. As they help support the stadium’s first major renovation, the Jacobsons hope their gift will inspire others to have faith in the campus effort to become more competitive on a national stage.

Martin Jacobson’s business career began when he was a junior in the School of Management. He partnered with his father and brother in a company that sold wall paneling and related products. Nine years later, the family owned 63 stores that were later bought by a larger corporation. The Jacobsons’ next business venture was in licensed sports apparel, focusing on college and professional sports. Jacobson credits his success to “good instincts” and a “knack for business,” adding, “I think my UMass education was a wonderful foundation. It gave me structure.”

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Three alumni have donated a total of $1.4 million for the building of a glass-enclosed Atrium at the Isenberg School of Management.

Making Transformative Investments D. GIBSON HAMMOND JR. ’77MS, a retired partner from Deloitte, says his gift for a planned addition to the Isenberg School of Management fits his strategy of backing winners. “We are giving to a school that creates great business leaders and gives opportunity to young people who otherwise would not have good chances to succeed,” he explains. Hammond joins two other alumni, David G. Fubini ’76, a top executive for a global consulting firm, and Robert L. Epstein ’67, president of a distribution company, who have made substantial investments in the Isenberg Atrium project. Their collective gifts to the building project total $1.4 million. With groundbreaking scheduled for 2014, the Isenberg Atrium includes a three-story, glass-enclosed student commons that will house programs such as the Center for Leadership and Executive Engagement and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. Some $6 million in private support has been raised for the $40-million addition. Hammond and his wife, Susan C. Hammond, hope their planned gift will be transformative. Susan Hammond, an accountant who now works as a consultant, says she draws


philanthropic inspiration from a mother and daughter she knows. The mother has no college degree and struggled to support her family, while her daughter graduated from Isenberg and has a promising career with an international corporation. “I know she is not going to live the same life as her mom did, which was trying to rub two nickels together all the time,” says Susan Hammond. Fubini, who made a planned gift with his wife, Bertha P. Rivera, says their gift for the Atrium is an appreciation for the faculty members who helped him launch his career. He is now a senior director at McKinsey & Company in Boston. He says the gift also reflects the rise of Isenberg to the top tier of business schools and the increasing need for private support. Epstein, president of the 80-year-old Horizon Beverage Co., a distributor of beer, wine, and spirits headquartered in Norton, Mass., credits Isenberg faculty with encouraging him to not only work in the family business but expand it. His pledge to the Atrium project is also an acknowledgement that the flagship campus will thrive with private support. “The mission is worthy and I believe in education,” he says.

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Keeping Pace in Cyberspace AS THE DIGITAL AGE transforms the UMass Amherst Libraries from repositories of printed materials to stewards of electronic information, private support grows more critical. No one understands that better than Lorrey J. Bianchi ’69 and his wife, Kathy Casey Bianchi, who made an additional $300,000 bequest to the Lorrey and Kathleen Bianchi Library Special Collections Fund. The fund was established in 2008 with a planned gift and is now valued at $1 million. “Our hope is that our latest gift will help fund improvements. Technology is changing so fast that you can’t entirely keep up with it. You can keep up enough to continue to provide services at a high level,” says Lorrey. Kathy says a gift to the library is central to the mission of the campus. “The library supports undergraduate education, graduate research, and faculty,” she notes. Jay Schafer, director of the UMass Amherst Libraries, says the Bianchi gift will add depth and quality to many aspects of special collections. “Through private support, the libraries can collect and preserve the unique material essential to specialized research,” explains Schafer. He further notes that the Bianchis have done more than offer financial support. “Their infectious enthusiasm for our libraries has encouraged not only giving from other donors, but it has also given the staff and me the support we need as we continue to build a world-class library,” says Schafer.


New Equipment Enhances Fitness Lab THE BODY SHOP FITNESS CENTER, the laboratory for kinesiology students, has the usual array of equipment: treadmills, free weights, and strength and conditioning machines. It also has new equipment bought with a gift that adds depth to student learning experiences. Mike Motta, through his New York–based company Plus One Holdings, donated $25,000 to support the education offered at the fitness center, located in the Totman building and operated by the Department of Kinesiology at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Motta says his gift was made in recognition of the expertise of the kinesiology faculty and is intended to better prepare students for the work world. “It makes it easier for us when students come on board with strong clinical skills,” explains Motta. His firm supplies fitness centers, wellness specialists, and health coaches to Fortune 500 companies. It’s 1,700 employees work at 200 locations in 28 states. The new equipment includes a specially designed platform for Olympic weight lifting. Molly M. Caffelle ’13 says that having the platform expanded her skills and has made her more competitive as she searches for a job as a college-level athletic trainer. Timothy Murphy, who also graduated in May and is headed to graduate school, says, “The new equipment has allowed us to encompass all of what strength and conditioning has to offer, not just the basics.” With new equipment bought with a gift, Molly M. Caffelle, left, and Timothy Murphy, center, trained for Olympic weight lifting. Michaela Streitfield, far right, a member of the UMass Rowing Team, used a new ergometer for strength and conditioning.


The donation of 200 books published between 1495 and 1725—a period embracing the lives of Shakespeare, Cervantes, Milton, Machiavelli, and Leonardo da Vinci—will elevate the prominence of the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies. The center already is home to one of the largest rare book collections in the Northeast. Carol V. Kaske, emerita English professor from Cornell University and UMass Amherst friend, made the gift of books and cash valued at $400,000. The books include a 1495 tome, the oldest on campus.

Top: Georgii Buchanani Scoti poemata quae extant, by George Buchanan 1687. Buchanan was one of the greatest European Latin 16th-century writers. Bottom: Mythographorum latinorum tomus alter by Thomas Munckerus 1681. In Latin, the book is a compilation of Greek mythology that uses different sources.


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


$5 million or more 2 Anonymous Donors Douglas A. Berthiaume ’71, ’05HON & Diana Berthiaume General Electric IBM Eugene M. Isenberg ’50, ’00HON & Ronnie F. Isenberg The McCormack Foundation Microsoft John F. Welch Jr. ’57, ’82HON & Suzanne R. Welch Zurich Capital


$2.5 million – $4.9 million 1 Anonymous Donor American Chemical Society Cadence Design Systems Compaq John P. Flavin ’59, ’99HON Ford Foundation Howard Hughes Medical Institute Alma W. Keilty John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Richard J. Mahoney ’55, ’83HON & Barbara M. (Barnett) Mahoney ’55 Andrew T. Rudd ^ & Virginia Rudd ^


$1 million – $2.49 million 4 Anonymous Donors Harold Alfond ✴ & Bibby Alfond ✴ American Cancer Society American Diabetes Association American Heart Association John A. Armstrong ’03HA & Elizabeth Armstrong ’03HA Estate of Mildred S. Barber ’43 Wilmer D. Barrett ’34 ✴ ^ Baystate Health Paul J. Carney ’82 & Lovisa K. Taylor


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Lotta M. Crabtree Trust Davis Educational Foundation David J. Der Hagopian ’72 & Cynthia M. Der Hagopian DuPont Krikor Ermonian ’52 ExxonMobil Kenneth R. Feinberg ’67, ’02HON & Diane S. Feinberg Frederick J. Francis ’54PhD ✴ § Dorothy (Dunklee) Gavin ’43 & Joseph G. Gavin Jr. HA ✴ General Motors Robert I. Glass ✴ ^ & Sandra A. Glass ✴ ^ Steven M. Gluckstern ’74EdD, ’03HON & Judith Gluckstern Google Dev V. Gupta ’77PhD ^ & Linda A. Gupta ✴ ^ Susan Hagedorn ’77 The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation Hewlett-Packard Human Frontier Science Program Intel Richard E. Jacobson Patricia A. (Gilgut) Johnson ’64 & Weldon H. Johnson ✴ W.M. Keck Foundation W.K. Kellogg Foundation Estates of John W. Lederle ’70HON § & Angie K. Lederle Estates of W. Torrey Little & Doris T. Little J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation Massachusetts 4-H Foundation, Inc. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Monsanto Terrence Murray ’01HON Nellie Mae Education Foundation Charles Nirenberg ’94HON & Janet Nirenberg The David & Lucile Packard Foundation Jerome M. Paros ’60 & Linda M. Paros Charles F. Perrell ’71, ’72MBA & Elizabeth A. Guillaumin Michael G. Philipp ’75, ’82MBA, ’04HON & Cheryl L. (Edmonds) Philipp ’76 Procter & Gamble Raytheon Edward D. Shirley ’78 & Marjorie A. Schneider Siemens John F. Smith Jr. ’60, ’93HON Earl W. Stafford, Sr. ’76 & Amanda L. Stafford TMA/Avanti VISTAGY


$500,000 – $999,999 4 Anonymous Donors 3M

Acushnet Company Alcatel-Lucent Alpha Tau Gamma Altera 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 Peter L. Bloom ’78 & Denise A. (Colls) Bloom ’79 Nicholas N. Boraski ’50, ’91HON & Ruth Boraski ✴ Robert B. Brack ’60 & Janet P. Bailey ’67, ’77EdD James R. Buonomo ’74, ’76MBA & Paula J. Buonomo George G. Burke ’56, ’96HON & Sandra B. Burke Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association Center for Popular Economics ConAgra Janet W. Dakin ✴ Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Eastman Chemical Company Eastman Kodak EDUCAUSE Robert L. Epstein ’67 & Linda (Litvin) Epstein ’67 Ernst & Young Julius Gyula Fábos § & Edith Fábos Ford Motor Company David G. Fubini ’76 & Bertha P. Rivera Albert H. Gordon ✴ Henry L. Hall Jr. ’53 & Jean E. Hall D. Gibson Hammond Jr. ’77MS & Susan C. Hammond Michael G. Hluchyj ’76 & Theresa (Murphy) Hluchyj ’77 Charles J. Hoff Estate of Leonard J. Horwitz ’49 William F. Hubbard ’87, ’89MBA & Lee A. Bartow ’83 Institute for New Economic Thinking Robert D. Jacobs ’68 & Pamela (Meadows) Jacobs ’69 Martin G. Jacobson ’68 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, Inc. MassMutual Estate of Rupert D. Morrill ’42 National Grid Newmarket International Estate of John W. Northcott Jr. ’31 Frank R. O’Keefe Jr. ’51 & Patricia F. O’Keefe Ocean Spray Oracle America, Inc. Pact PepsiCo The Pew Charitable Trusts Estate of Marvin D. Rausch § ReCommunity Recycling Estate of Edith L. Robinson The Rockefeller Foundation Janice (Rittenburg) Rossbach ’49

Estate of Elizabeth M. Rountree Marilyn Schoenbaum Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Spacelabs Healthcare Helen E. Symons ’65 University of Massachusetts Alumni Association Verizon Waters Corporation Margaret J. (Pew) Zube ’70MA, ’74PhD ✴


$250,000 – $499,999 1 Anonymous Donor Agilent Technologies Inc. AICPA Foundation All States Asphalt American Institute for Cancer Research Analog Devices Ansys 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 BOC Edwards BP Global Randolph W. Bromery ’79HON ✴ § & Cecile T. Bromery 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 William H. Cosby Jr. ’72MEd, ’76EdD, ’86HON & Camille O. (Hanks) Cosby ’80MEd, ’92EdD Arthur W. Coviello Jr. ’75 Cranberry Institute John L.M. Crouse ’56 Cryptography Research The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Inc. The Danforth Foundation Estate of Russell B. Davis ’36S George A. Dickerman ’61, ’92HON & Sherry (Farbman) Dickerman ’63, ’84MS Estate of Harold G. Dickey ’17 George R. Ditomassi Jr. ’57, ’96HON & Michele A. Megas-Ditomassi Dow Chemical Barry R. Duke James D. Ellis & Trish Farrington Charles Feldberg ’54, ’08HON & Mildred (Velleman) Feldberg ’55 Financial Accounting Foundation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation General Mills, Inc. 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 H. Hood Foundation Holyoke Gas & Electric Melvin Howard ’57 & Vivien Weissman Howard


Ensuring the Legacy Patrons (continued) Jay Howland ’68 ^ & Ingrid Howland ^ Richard W. Hubbard ’35 ✴ Ideal Consulting IKOS Systems Arlindo Jorge ’50 ✴ Carol V. Kaske 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 Elaine (Nicpon) Marieb ’69PhD, ’85MS & Harvey Howell Mars, Inc. Massachusetts Arborists Association, Inc. Massachusetts Turf & Lawngrass Association May Department Stores MCI Communications John Merck Fund Jerome M. Mileur § Morris Animal Foundation Estate of Jean S. Muller Nabisco National Multiple Sclerosis Society Nestle R&D Center, Inc. New England Foundation for the Arts New England Regional Turfgrass Foundation New York Farmers Nonprofit Finance Fund NSTAR Robert W. Osterman Jr. Roberto Padovani ’83MS, ’85PhD & Colleen A. (McLevedge) Padovani ’75S, ’82 J. Brian Palmer ’95 Pfizer Qlik Tech Research Corporation E. Paul Robsham HA, ’92HON ✴ Russell Sage Foundation Peter M. Salmon ’77, ’79MS Schering-Plough Research Institute Semiconductor Research Corporation Sharp Labs of America Shell Silicon Graphics, Inc. Estate of Isobel M. Smith ’56 James M. Smith ’67, ’07HON Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation Sprint Surdna Foundation Syngenta TABB Group Milton C. Taft ’54 ✴ Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation Robert P. Thimot ’53 Joseph Troll ’65PhD § & Yolanda Troll Union Carbide United Technologies UpToDate The Valley Advocate The Wallace Foundation Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission Whitehall Foundation John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Wolf Greenfield, P.C.


Recognizes giving based on cash received from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013


$100,000 or more 2 Anonymous Donors Estate of Edward S. Chang David J. Der Hagopian ’72 & Cynthia M. Der Hagopian • • Robert L. Epstein ’67 & Linda (Litvin) Epstein ’67 • Kenneth R. Feinberg ’67, ’02HON & Diane S. Feinberg • Richard P. Goudis ’83 & Monica Goudis James Hagedorn Susan Hagedorn ’77 Eugene M. Isenberg ’50, ’00HON & Ronnie F. Isenberg Carol V. Kaske Estate of Linda G. Lockwood Roberto Padovani ’83MS, ’85PhD & Colleen A. (McLevedge) Padovani ’75S, ’82 • © Edward D. Shirley ’78 & Marjorie A. Schneider Earl W. Stafford, Sr. ’76 & Amanda L. Stafford •


$50,000 – $99,999 1 Anonymous Donor Leonard Berkman & Joyce A. Berkman § • Douglas A. Berthiaume ’71, ’05HON & Diana Berthiaume Charles F. Bohn Jr. ’69 & Jan C. Bohn Robert B. Brack ’60 & Janet P. Bailey ’67, ’77EdD • • • Michael J. Comb ’76 & Lynne G. Comb ’78 George A. Dickerman ’61, ’92HON & Sherry (Farbman) Dickerman ’63, ’84MS • • • © Charles W. Donovan Jr. ’63 • Estate of Janice W. Dowd ’58 Michael G. Hluchyj ’76 & Theresa (Murphy) Hluchyj ’77 • • Robert D. Jacobs ’68 & Pamela (Meadows) Jacobs ’69 • • • Charles J. Peters Jr. ’88 ^ & Karen M. (Holland) Peters ’87 ^ • • Peter Satir & Birgit Satir Stephen T. Vinter ’83MS, ’85PhD


$25,000 – 49,999 3 Anonymous Donors Joan (Bracker) Barksdale ’66 & Edgar W. Barksdale Jr. • • Bruce R. Berkowitz ’80 & Tracey (Pellows) Berkowitz ’79 Peter L. Bloom ’78 & Denise A. (Colls) Bloom ’79 • • David W. Briggs ’68 • • •

Jack R. Chandler ’81 Charles J. Dockendorff ’76 © John E. Dowling ’76MS & Jacqueline S. Dowling ’00PhD • Robert L. Duval ’58 • • Arthur Elkins ’57 § & Barbara R. Elkins • Krikor Ermonian ’52 • • • Paul Giguere ✴ Lester Grinspoon Diana M. Henry Kenneth D. Hintlian ’76 ^ • • • Charles J. Hoff • • Martin G. Jacobson ’68 Rajesh K. Jha ’90MS & Sudha Mishra Jeffrey S. Katz ’69 Richard M. Kelleher ’73 ^ & Nancy (Spilman) Kelleher ’71 ^ John F. Kennedy ’76MSBA • • Hanumantha R. Kodavalla ’88MS • Peter A. Laird ’76 & Jeannine C. Atkins ’80 § • • Alan L. LeBovidge ’64 & Carol S. LeBovidge Stephen R. Levy ’61, ’01HON & Sandra R. Levy • • Kenneth A. Lloyd ’73 ^ & Sylvia Loran ^ • Richard J. Mahoney ’55, ’83HON & Barbara M. (Barnett) Mahoney ’55 Edward P. Marram ’59, ’61MS John J. McCarthy, III § & Ellen M. Woolford § • Timothy R. Miller ^ Philip E. Norment ’81, ’84MBA & Maureen A. Shiels ’82, ’84MBA J. Brian Palmer ’95 • • © Patricia A. (Manley) Parcellin ’81 & William G. Parcellin © William Pullman ’80MFA, ’08DFA & Tamara Hurwitz Pullman ’81 • • Barry Siadat ’77MS, ’79PhD & Afsaneh Siadat Edwin V. Sisson ’68 James M. Smith ’67, ’07HON • • Anna Lisa Tooker Lois (Beurman) Torf ’46, ’86HON Laura (Love) Trowbridge ’80 & Jamie Trowbridge Ralph J. Verrilli ’85, ’87MS Isaac E. Young


$10,000 – $24,999 5 Anonymous Donors Thomas F. Ackerman ’76 & Cynthia Ackerman • • Stephen A. Albano ’67 ^ Noel E. Anderson ’74, ’77MS, ’80PhD • • © William B. Bannick ’70 Todd G. Bari ’94 © Shelley (Pratt) Barrows ’92 © Ronald J. Bartos ’80 © Estate of William M. Belcher ’76

Larry G. Benedict ’67, ’70MEd, ’73EdD & Susan (McGuinn) Benedict ’69, ’71MEd, ’79CAGS, ’87EdD • • Bradley A. Blubaugh ^ & Ann L. Blubaugh ^ • Nicholas N. Boraski ’50, ’91HON • • • © Nicholas S. Bowen ’92PhD © Elizabeth M. Brackett ’80 & Thomas D. Radcliff © Stephen Brown & Susan E. Jahoda § Donald P. Bulens Jr. ’78 Richard S. Bullitt ^ & Georgia P. Bullitt ^ George G. Burke ’56, ’96HON & Sandra B. Burke • • • Edward J. Callahan ’79 & Erin (Moynihan) Callahan ’78 • Gary A. Cameron ’10 Michael J. Carne ’80 & Beverly E. (Obrient) Carne ’80 Paul J. Carney ’82 & Lovisa K. Taylor • • James E. Chaney ’79 Marina L. (Morbeck) Chaney ’81 Scott D. Chaplin ’89 William C. Conner Jr. § & Nancy L. Conner Arthur W. Coviello Jr. ’75 John L. Crouse ’56 • © John M. Cryan ’58 • Linda Cummings Ray P. D’Alonzo ’77PhD • • © Estate of Joanne L. DeGroot ’56 Estate of Walter E. Dickinson • • Peter F. DiGiammarino ’75 & Peg (Owen) DiGiammarino ’75 • • George R. Ditomassi Jr. ’57, ’96HON & Michele A. Megas-Ditomassi • • • Jennifer L. Dutkowsky ’04 • Robert Dutkowsky ^ & Lorraine Dutkowsky ^ • • Paul D. Engel ’74 & Deborah M. Engel ^ • John J. Farrelly ’73 & Donna (Foley) Farrelly ’73 • © Daniel E. Feder ’84 & Mary (Howard) Feder ’85 • Charles Feldberg ’54, ’08HON & Mildred (Velleman) Feldberg ’55 • • Robert S. Feldman § & Katherine E. Vorwerk • • Paul B. Ferraro ’89, ’92MS & Ellen J. (Martin) Ferraro ’89, ’94PhD © Liam M. Finegan ^ & Deborah A. Finegan ^ James Fraser & Sibylle Fraser David G. Fubini ’76 & Bertha P. Rivera John D. Fuller ’89 & Michelle M. (Radley) Fuller ’89 Beth C. Gamel ’78MS ^ & John E. Gamel ^ • • • Stephen A. Garanin ’70, ’72MEd • • • Bruce H. Geisler § Joshua M. Golder ’05 Shirley Goldman Richard A. Goldstein ’63, ’98HON © Stephen P. Gross ’75 • © June I. Guild ’72 & Joel M. Halpern ^ § • • Richard B. Gulman ’79 & Susan J. (Mann) Gulman ’81 • • Dev V. Gupta ’77PhD ^ & Linda A. Gupta ✴ ^ Barry L. Haase ’62 • Peter J. Hadelman ’88 • Donald G. Hammond Jr. ’77MS & Susan C. Hammond • • David M. Hankowski ’66 & Mary (Desmond) Hankowski ’66 • • Benjamin R. Happ ’98 & Amy L. (Wiswell) Happ ’98 Thomas P. Heiser ’84 & Mary E. Heiser Lew Hoff ’62 ^ & Hannah T. Hoff ^ • Melvin Howard ’57 & Vivien Weissman Howard • • Kerry J. Hueston ’00, ’00 • •

James G. Hunt ’77 & Ellen (Katz) Hunt ’77, ’93MS • • • Charles K. Hyde ’66 • • Neeraja Kairam James F. Kane ’70 ^ & Andrea D. (Segal) Kane ’70 ^ • • • Kristen A. Keel ’88, ’92MPA Paul G. Kelliher ’74, ’75MBA § & Joanne F. Kelliher • • © Arthur F. Kinney § • • Robert K. Kraft Deborah A. (Grossman) Krasnow ’80 ^ & Todd Krasnow ^ Louis J. Lanzillo Jr. ’80 & Lisa (Angelini) Lanzillo ’80 Raymond E. Laplante Jr. ’87 & Marie P. (Swiatlowski) Laplante ’87 • • © Thomas J. Lyden ’72, ’73MS & Denyse A. Lyden • • © William C. MacLeod ’63 • • © Robert B. Magnus, III ’94MS © James M. Malandrinos ’01 & Lucy A. Alman ’05 • • Elaine (Nicpon) Marieb ’69PhD, ’85MS & Harvey Howell • James R. Marshall ’49 & Alice (O’Neil) Marshall ’49 • • Robert P. Marzilli ’75S, ’77 & Christine E. Marzilli • • Christopher McCabe ’81 & Maryellen McCabe James P. Mendrek ’57 & Eileen Mendrek • • • Sonya Milton Fred M. Mitzner ’86 Charles Moran § & Kay J. Moran • • Michael W. Morris, Sr. ’63 ^ & Mary Joan M. Morris ^ Kristin Morrison Charles Nirenberg ’94HON & Janet Nirenberg • • 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 • • Robert Piziak ’66MA, ’69PhD & Veronica (Kelly) Piziak ’63, ’65MS, ’70PhD Larry M. Post ’75 & Valerie K. Post • • • © William S. Price ’79 & Linda (Mitchell) Price ’77 Scott W. Prior ’71 ^ & Nanette Vonnegut ^ • • James R. Ralph & Edith A. Ralph • • Linda E. (Cotton) Ronan ’82 ^ & Robert J. Ronan ^ • • Daniel Rosenfield ’53 & Olive Rosenfield Janice (Rittenburg) Rossbach ’49 • • ©


✴ Deceased

5 – 9 consecutive years of giving

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10 – 24 consecutive years of giving

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25 or more consecutive years of giving


Matching gift or claim

^ Parent § Current faculty, staff, or emeritus faculty


Honorary alumnus or alumna

HON Honorary degree recipient S Stockbridge alumnus or alumna

Eduardo Rubinstein & Lidia M. Rubinstein Stephen T. Sadler ’76 & Melanie Sadler • Peter M. Salmon ’77, ’79MS © Christine G. (Solt) Savage ’92 • Evan Schulman & Glorianna Davenport Ernest T. Selig § & Rae N. Selig • Nilesh Shah ’85PhD & Jean M. Brady ’87PhD • • © Jeffrey T. Slovin ’87 Norman A. Smith ’79, ’91MBA ^ & Suzanne Wingate Smith ^ • • Paul E. Steffen Jr. ’89 & S. R. GiffordSteffen ’86MS, ’89PhD • • © Morton M. Sternheim ^ & Helen R. Sternheim ^ John W. Sullivan ’94MS • • © Estates of Carl P. Swanson ’37, ’57HON § & Dorothy N. Swanson Ting-wei Tang § & Shirley S. Tang • • H. Brian Thompson ’60 • • Karen Trifonoff Joseph Troll ’65PhD § & Yolanda Troll Susan L. (Snyder) Wagner ’71 © Esther M. Warner ’59 • • • John F. Welch Jr. ’57, ’82HON & Suzanne R. Welch • • William L. Welch Jr. ’84 Patricia P. Whisler John B. White ’81MS, ’85PhD & Mary B. Regan ’86EdD Hilary Woodcock ’93PhD ^ § & Christopher Woodcock ^ § • •


$5,000 – $9,999 3 Anonymous Donors Kenneth D. Allen ’81 & Susan J. Barber Allen ’81 • • Estate of John B. Barr ’33 Ivette A. Bassa ’86MS • © John W. Bennett ’52 • • Marc L. Berman ’80 & Elizabeth H. Stone • • Rainer M. Blair ’87 Bradford G. Blodget ’78MS Mitzi Bowman Sean P. Brosnan ’83S, ’85 & Lori E. (Rice) Brosnan ’86 Scott D. Burke ’84 Dennis M. Bushe ’65 • • © Gordon E. Cadwgan Jr. ’76PhD & Ruth J. Cadwgan Joseph A. Carnevale ’71 & Mary C. Carnevale • • David A. Caruso ’80 Mark A. Casey ’92 William J. Cavanaro ^ & Cynthia L. Cavanaro ^ Stephen C. Chambers ’69 ^ • • © Priscilla (Massei) Clarkson ’69, ’73MS, ’77PhD ✴ & Ronald Pipkin Fergus M. Clydesdale ’66PhD & Lynn Clydesdale • • • © Philmore H. Colburn II ’86MBA • David J. Colella ’75 • • Thomas H. Craig ’90 & Nan Giner ’82 • • Sheilah (MacLennan) Crowley ’64 Vince A. Daboul ’87 ^ & Mary (Dolce) Daboul ’87 ^ © Sean M. Dandley ’85 ^ & Jayne T. (Drury) Dandley ’85 ^ • Richard Dieter ’66MS • • • Stephen P. Driscoll ’73 • • John F. Dubach § & Copper F. Giloth § • Stephen R. Etkin ’81 © David R. Evans ^ § & Gretchen B. Rossman § •

“UMass was a tremendous turning point in my life and for me this is payback. We also hope our gift will spur others to invest in the flagship campus.” Michelle and George R. Ditomassi Jr. ’57, ’96HON

Wendy (Shankel) Evans ’79 & Morris Evans William J. Firestone ’78 • • John J. Fitzgerald ’63, ’78MA • • Erik L. Fleming Carl M. Fortin ’63 & Janice Fortin • • • Todd M. Fruhbeis ’89 & Jennifer E. (Gagnon) Fruhbeis ’89 Mark A. Fuller § & Tanya Fuller James W. Gamble ’87S • Margot Gizienski Daniel M. Glosband ’66 & Merry (Cotton) Glosband ’68 • • James W. Goldman ’78 Gay L. Goodwin ’96 ^ & Steven D. Goodwin ^ § • • Robert M. Gorman ’63 • Marcia S. Greenblatt ’89 Howard C. Greene ’79 & Michele M. Greene • • © Harold Grinspoon HA & Diane Troderman • • Henry L. Hall Jr. ’53 & Jean E. Hall • Paul J. Hamel ’75 & Cheryl T. Hamel Daniel J. Hansen ’89 Allen R. Hanson ^ § & Joan Hanson • Robert F. Hatch ’86 • © Margaret H. Hepler ’90MA ^ & Peter K. Hepler ^ § George K. Hertz ’69, ’73MPA & Camilla B. Hertz Su-Don Hong ’76PhD • Jay Howland ’68 ^ & Ingrid Howland ^ • • • John H. Hubbe ’84 • • © Paul D. Hutchen ’02 Stephen R. Israel ’63 © Dana A. (Nadison) Jacober ’80 & Joseph Jacober Robert P. Jacobs ’81 • © Jason R. Janoff ’93 & Stefanie L. (Rappaport) Janoff ’93 • © David C. Jeanes ’73 • David Johnson • • Marshall G. Jones ’72MS, ’74PhD & Annie R. Jones ’73MBA • • © Robert W. Joyce ’50 • • Paul H. Kaplan Arthur S. Keene § & Maura Keene

Derek W. Kellogg ’95 § & Nicole P. Flory-Kellogg ’95 John S. Kendzierski ’78 ^ & Patricia Kendzierski ^ • • Paul C. Knight ’85 Samuel C. Koch § • Michael A. Lanciloti ’79 • • Philip G. LeBlanc ’83 • • James P. Leheny § • Steven N. Lesser ’78, ’79MBA Gilbert A. Leveille ’56 & Carol A. Leveille • • © Ann C. Levinger ’77MEd, ’82EdD & George Levinger § Ge Liu ’93MS R. C. Locke ’75 Jonathan W. Lonske ’93 Steven C. Luby ’84, ’86MS Samuel J. Lussier Jr. ’63, ’65MS & Mina (Lowe) Lussier ’63 Robert M. Mahoney ’70 & Kathleen S. Mahoney ’70 • • Michael F. Malone ’79PhD § & Christine A. Lau • • Paul Manganaro ’87 Frederick S. Marius ’87 Thomas J. Mathews ’76 & Linnea L. Koons Daniel K. Mayer ’93S, ’95 • F. Ward McCarthy ’73 • Thomas J. McCarthy ’78 § & Wei Chen ’97PhD Edwin D. McGuire ’75, ’77MS & Carol C. McGuire Anna M. McManus 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 Jefferson J. Mooney John W. Moore ’58S ^ & Marcy E. (Rosenfield) Moore ’82 • • Michael Motta Gary J. Murphy ’82 Paul R. Murphy ’73 • • •


Ensuring the Legacy Advocates (continued) Madhu S. Murthy ’74MS Robert P. Neil Jr. ’78 ^ & Mary (Martins) Neil ’78 ^ • • • © Thomas H. Nolan ’79 • Timothy Nourse & Mary Nourse Kenneth L. O’Brien ’63 ^ § & Claudia O’Brien • • Thomas O’Brien HA • • • Brian W. Ogilvie § & Jennifer N. Heuer § Estate of John V. Osmun ’40 Ronald E. Pearson ’66 & Joanne (Miller) Pearson ’64 Jaime Pereira ’76 & Cindy Pereira ^ • • © Francis A. Petrangelo Jr. ’88 Frederick J. Pevey Jr. ’72, ’82MBA • Tina (Kosmas) Plette ’73, ’92MA & Anne J. Herrington § • • Edward S. Price ’90 Gary W. Pritchard ’80 & Christine (Mahoney) Pritchard ’79 • Marilyn A. Purdy ’70 & Mary K. Steere Patrick J. Quinlan ’82 • Patricia Reid Ponte ’76 Patrick D. Reis ’91 & Sharon (Mello) Reis ’90 J. Vincent Reppert ’86 Jill C. Richardson ’76 Frank B. Riordan ’91 Robert J. Rosen ’69 & Nancy J. (Freedman) Rosen ’70 Nicholas W. Sampson ’82 & Denise M. Coll ’75 Mary C. Sano ’74 • Michael S. Sarli ’75 § • • © Matthew B. Sawa ’98 • Gerald L. Schafer § • • Marvin O. Schlanger ’72MS & Eva (Listman) Schlanger ’70MA • Elizabeth Segers ’81 James H. Sexton ’74, ’79MS & Marcia (Wiechert) Sexton ’76 • • Nadine E. Shank § • • Gregory S. Sherowski ’70 • © Gloria Slosberg Kenneth T. Slovin ’89 & Ann A. Slovin ’88 • • © Aaron D. Spencer & Irma L. Spencer James E. Stanchfield ’74 • Michael P. Stansky ’80 & Jill (Metlitz) Stansky ’81 • Martin S. Starr ’63, ’68MS, ’72PhD & Margaret Leahy • • © Richard S. Stein ’92HON § & Judith Stein • Kevin F. Sullivan ’76 & Jean E. (Bratlie) Sullivan ’76 © Edwin L. Thomas ’69 ^ • Elisa C. Thomas ’95 Sidney Treyz John H. Underwood ’62 • Karen Utgoff • Robert D. Vanasse ’68 & Maureen E. (Leach) Vanasse ’67 Patrick J. Veale ’79 ^ & Karen M. (Carbone) Veale ’80 ^ • • Neil E. Waisnor ’77 Paul C. Washburn, III ’81, ’84MBA & Elizabeth L. (Baker) Washburn ’84 • • • William R. Wedral & Elaine R. Wedral © Morris H. Wheeler ’83 David R. White ’77, ’78MS • © Richard L. Wikander ’84MA, ’91PhD § David J. Wolff ’81 Victor Woolridge ’80 & Karen E. Hardy-Woolridge © Jonathan O. Yorks ’83 ^ & Susan (Keene) Yorks ’83 ^ • • •



$2,500 – $4,999 3 Anonymous Donors Daniel N. Adams ’86, ’88MS © George T. Albrecht, Sr. ’68 Mary K. Alexander ’74MS, ’85EdD & Lillian R. Goodman Anne C. (Kline) Amato ’83MS Jeffrey J. Anderson ^ & Mary Ellen Anderson • • Stephen G. Anderson ’74 & Gail M. Parker • • • Karl G. Andren ^ Mark M. Andrew ’86 & Jill C. (Siflinger) Andrew ’86 • • Margaret N. (Murach) Apkin-Freer ’79 & Donald Freer Eric Ashman ’90 & Deborah L. London ’94 John B. Baillieul ’67 ^ & Patricia (Pfeiffer) Baillieul ’68 ^ • © Maria A. Balzarini ’78 © Paul J. Banks ’81 ^ & Nancy J. (MacDonald) Banks ’80 ^ Elaine (Chomyn) Barker ’63, ’69MA & Allen V. Barker § • • • Henry L. Barr ’68 & Andrea (Rose) Barr ’68 • • David P. Barry ’73 & Nancy (Walsh) Barry ’73 Patricia A. Beffa-Negrini ’90PhD § Joel D. Berkowitz ’63 • • Stanley M. Brown & Elizabeth R. Brown • © Raymond H. Buckley ’52 • © Cynthia A. Burke ’83 • • Edward D. Burke ’72 & Marilyn J. Burke ’84, ’02MEd Leslie (Horner) Button ’77, ’88MS § & Leroy J. Button, III • • Barton B. Byg § & Jan E. Whitaker • • Marta B. Calas ’87PhD § & Linda M. Smircich § • • Gregory J. Cannella ’88 § • • Paul C. Carbone ’88 & Loretta E. (Luff) Carbone ’88 Steven P. Carlson ’80 • © Stewart M. Casper ’75 Jay A. Catelli ’05 • © Robert N. Chalfen ’78 Lim C. Chhuy ’64, ’66MS & Dorothy (Haskell) Chhuy ’66 • • • Martin P. Chotiner ’76 • • • © Carl R. Christenson ’82, ’84MS & Kimberlee B. Christenson • Bernadine E. Chwalek ’77 & Michael C. Schiffer • © Maryanne (Barcus) Clark ’77 • © William Clement § & Fredrika Clement § Diana J. Cohen ’94 • • © Robert C. Cole Jr. ’59 & Margaret A. Cole • • • Dennis M. Collins ’72 • Peter L. Conrad ’80PhD & Janice Marchut Conrad • • Frank J. Consoli ’75 • Barbara W. Cooke Douglas C. Cooney ’73, ’76MA & Joanne Grzybowski ’82 © Kyle W. Cooper ’85 James L. Craig ’96CAGS, ’96MEd § & Christine L. Craig • • Gerald S. Creem ’67 • • • © Thomas E. Decker Jr. ’65 ^ Cynthia Delia Coddington ’81 & D. Mitchell Coddington • • Allyson P. (Fish) DeNoble ’89 & Edward V. DeNoble • • Anthony A. Dertouzos ’92 John L. Doleva ’82

“No matter how large or how small a gift, it is one way to lend support to future graduates of the College of Nursing. If each alumni contributes, we can help build a workforce of safe, competent nurse clinicians, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, and nurse researchers.” Jacqueline S. Dowling ’00PhD

Paul J. Donahue © Abraham L. Doneger ’73 & Valerie J. (Familant) Doneger ’75 • • Thomas Dougherty Jr. ’85 • • James D. Ellis & Trish Farrington Nicholas I. Fandetti ’92 Scott A. Favreau ’88 Saul F. Feingold ’54 & Norma (Gurwitz) Feingold ’54 ✴ • • Roger E. Finck & JoAnne Finck • • Daniel E. Flynn ’87 James D. Flynn ’79 Sam Fogel Thomas C. Foley ’57 • Christopher J. Fontaine ’79 • James B. Francis ’86 • Christopher L. Frank ’82S • • Michael J. Garrity ’81 & Linda (Lewis) Garrity ’80 • • Matthew A. Gattuso ’93 Mansour Ghalibaf Kenneth M. Gloss ’73 ^ & Joyce A. Kosofsky ’75 ^ • Ernest C. Goff ’62 ^ & Maryann (Brown) Goff ’66, ’91MA ^ • Robert M. Goodhue ’70, ’80MS ^ & Jeananne W. Goodhue ^ • • © Charles D. Gordon ’63 & Ruth E. Gordon Brady L. Green ’86 & Natalie J. (Dury) Green ’88 • • Donald A. Greenhalgh ’73, ’76MBA • • Stephen J. Gulo Jr. ’66 • • • © Charles D. Hadley Jr. ’64, ’67MA ^ • • William R. Handrich Jr. ’63S & Priscilla Handrich • • Paul Hanley © Samuel R. Hanmer ’84 Richard P. Harland ’59 • • William J. Harrington ’51, ’52MA • Roderick P. Hart ’66 & Margaret L. (McVey) Hart ’68 © Jeffrey F. Hatch ’74MEd, ’91CAGS & Joyce M. Hatch ’88MBA • • John D. Hatch, III ’74EdD William O. Hayden ’77 • • ©

Qingquan He Elizabeth A. Henderson Michael J. Herald ’07 & Melissa S. Stango-Herald ’06 • Robert B. Hevert ’84MBA Mary Ann Higgins ’72 • • Cindy H. (Figler) Hill ’91 & Jeffrey B. Hill • © R. Paul Hirt ’81 & Lynn M. Campana ’81 • • Donald Hodgman ’68 • Patricia G. (Barber) Holland ’70MFA, ’75PhD • • • Gordon Hutchins Jr. ’70 • Herbert L. James ’73 & Teresa James Raymond J. Kaleda ’66 & Laurel V. Kaleda • • © Paul W. Kamienski ’69 • © Albert F. Kasper, IV ’88MBA John P. Keenan ’72 & Dagmar (Schorkhuber) Keenan ’73 • Kevin J. Kelley ’61 & Lee Kelley • Paul W. Kelley ’67 • • David L. Kelly ’86 & Jodi Pizzuto-Kelly Alvin T. Kho ’94, ’96MS, ’00PhD Lothar W. Kleiner ’75MS, ’78PhD • • © S. Lawrence Kocot ’82, ’86MPA & Carol Kocot Curt P. Kohlberg ’80 & Allegra K. Manacher ’83MEd • • Jeffrey A. Kotowitz ’88 © Douglas A. Kraner ’79MFA Kristen A. Kuliga ’91 Charles M. Lang Jr. ’69 • • John P. Lareau ’72 & Margaret A. (McMahon) Lareau ’72 Paul R. Lawrence ’78 © William J. Lawrence ’83MBA © Francis LeBlanc ^ & Madeline D. LeBlanc ^ Young Han Lee § Nathaniel C. Leonard ’14PhD Michael J. Lesser ’87 Robert F. Littleton Jr. ’71 & Wendy Littleton-Kozma

Eva B. Lohrer ’85MS • • Joan Lowe Robert A. Lowry ’98 & Catherine (West) Lowry ’96, ’01MBA § Patrick MacWilliams Christopher P. McCarthy ’96 Anne M. McDonald ^ Joseph R. McEacharn ’95 Beth E. McGoldrick ^ • • © Melinda C. McIntosh § • Michael McMahon ^ • • John B. McNamara ’81, ’82MS ^ & Deborah A. McNamara ^ • Richard J. McNulty ’75 • Anthony T. Megaro Dwight H. Merriam ’68 • Thomas V. Milbury ’79 & Robyn B. Glazer Milbury ’79 • • © Adam S. Miller ’93 Todor D. Mitev ’96MBA • Ross J. Moore ’86 • Andrew P. Morrison ’89 & Sharyn L. Morrison • Mara A. Motherway • • Sally D. Motherway • • William D. Motherway ’87 • • © Thomas K. Mullen ’74 ^ & Dorothea (Pazurchek) Mullen ’75 Charles J. Murphy ^ & Joan M. Murphy ^ Ladimer S. Nagurney & Anna B. Nagurney § • • Basant Nanda ’92MS © Ronald J. Nathan • • • © Daniel S. Newton ’90 © Cuneyt L. Oge ’80MS & Margo T. Oge Gordon B. Palley ’74 & Cynthia (Mis) Palley ’77, ’85CAGS • • Mark L. Parent & Sandra Parent • • • Mark J. Pawlik ’77, ’79MBA, ’81MS © Robert B. Perlman ’88 & Serena Perlman • • David Plantier • © Evan F. Quarton ’58 Robert S. Reisman ’71 ^ & Maria (Garro) Reisman ’71 ^ • Marcel E. Ricciardelli ’90 © J. Melinda Rigney ’86EdD & Lloyd W. Ortman Jr. • • • Peter J. Riley ’71MS, ’75PhD & Louise R. (Auclair) Riley ’73 © William J. Riordan ’79 & Patricia E. (Donaldson) Riordan ’79 Derek C. Roberts Estate of Edith L. Robinson John E. Robison • Joseph Roif & Judith Roif • • Stan C. Rosenberg ’77 • Sander B. Ross ’70 & Carol F. Ross • • LEADERSHIP GIVING CIRCLE

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Pierre A. Rouzier ^ § & Arlene Rouzier ^ • • James J. Ryan ’82 • • © Charles W. Saber ’76 Lee H. Sandwen ’72 • Donald N. Schulz ’71PhD & Kathleen (Ware) Schulz ’70 © Irwin B. Schwartz ’82 Janet A. Secatore ’69 Dayton J. Semerjian ’88 © Joseph W. Sgarlat ^ & Michelle L. Sgarlat ^ Walter L. Shaw ’70 • • James G. Shields ’60 & Marilynn (Kolazyk) Shields ’61 • • © Dennis J. Skrajewski ^ & Debra A. Skrajewski ^ Linda L. Slakey • Donald W. Smith ’75 & Gail E. Matthews § • • Richard G. Smith ’78 Ronald E. Smith ’90 • Elaine J. Sortino HA ✴ § • • Stephen St. Francis Decky Constance (Newton) Stancell ’69 • James V. Staros § & Alice C. Harris § Herbert A. Stone ’55, ’58MS • • Ian M. Striffler ’97 • © Kumble R. Subbaswamy § & Mala B. Subbaswamy Daniel J. Sullivan ’65 • Spencer W. Sullivan ’76 • © Matthew F. Sutton ’86 & Victoria C. Sutton Yuji Suzuki Joseph J. Tabacco Jr. ’71 • • Barbara L. (Beebe) Takahashi ’81 Paul J. Theberge ’63 Stuart M. Tobin ’81 & LeAnn R. (Orvis) Tobin ’80 • Marcel D. Veilleux ’81 • Edmund F. Ward ’75, ’77MBA • • • David B. Weisblat ’75 • • Thomas K. Whitford ’77 & Margaret B. Lehr-Whitford Michael H. Wilson ’04 © Robert M. Winston ’73EdD ^ Kenneth F. Wolff ’87 William E. Woodburn Jr. ’56 Richard P. Wynn ’50 • • Guy E. Yeager ’96MS • ©


$1,000 – $2,499 10 Anonymous Donors Mary P. (Greig) Abbott ’79 Neal B. Abraham & Donna L. Wiley Joseph J. Acerra ’76 • • Reginald H. Achilles ’91 Douglas W. Adler ’75MBA • • • John F. Adler ’85 • Naveen Agarwal ’98PhD John F. Ahern ’74 ^ § & Linda Ahern • • Thomas S. Aldrich ’86 & Elizabeth A. Aldrich • Donald Alexis ^ & Shelia Martin ^ Glenn S. Allan ’75MEd, ’77EdD & Paula A. Allan • • John D. Amiro ’65 & Barbara (Johnson) Amiro ’63 Jack T. Ampuja ’70 • Ronald Anderson ^ & Patty Anderson ^ Donald Andres ’85 & Amanda J. (Ellis) Andres ’85 • • • © Ucheoma (Akobundu) Anyanwu ’03MS Stephen C. Appe ’80 • © Paul R. Appleby ’69, ’70MEd & Marie T. (Sienkiewicz) Appleby ’69, ’80MEd • • William B. Appleton, III ’68, ’70MBA

Mark D. Argentine ’91MS, ’93PhD © Dorrie Arnold Andrew D. Arons ’81 Judith A. Aronstein ’78 • Souheil Asmar ’76 Walter J. Atwood ’86, ’91PhD & Sheila A. Haley ’90 • Roger C. Avery ’66 • • Rosalyn Bacherman • William Baczek • M. Lee Badgett § Andrew C. Bail ’02 • • Martha G. (Moran) Baker ’94EdD ^ § & Mark R. Berman Richard A. Baker ’61 & Patricia K. (Stec) Baker ’63 • • Les D. Ball ’75PhD • • Arthur J. Ballard ’56 • • • © Carolyn E. Banks ’75 Benjamin R. Baraldi ’00, ’00

David D. Blake ’86 & Lynn S. Blake Kimberly G. Blanchard ’00 © Richard V. Blomstrom ’63 ^ • Donald M. Boettger ’85 Robert J. Bogart ’83 & Patricia Bogart • David A. Bohn ’78, ’79MS & Marlene N. Bohn ’84 G. Jeffrey Bohne ^ § & Nancy Bohne ^ • • A. Richard Bonanno ^ § & Luanne B. Bonanno ^ James G. Bond William E. Bond ’93 © Kristen Boosahda ^ © Ann C. (Sheehy) Bourgeois ’60 • • Joseph Bourghol & Emily S. Van Buskirk © David E. Bourque • Kristen A. Bowsher ’88 Stephan A. Boyamian ’02 • © Jennifer L. Bozek ’97 • •

Exit Art, based in New York City, donated Papo Colo, Flowers and Butterflies, 2011, pigment print, one of several gifts of art with a total value of $135,000. Jane A. Baran ’72, ’74MA § & David E. Hoffman Amy C. Barkin Elaine Barkin Richard A. Barnard ’76, ’86MPA ^ Carol A. Barr ’91MS, ’94PhD § Robert K. Barrett ’64 Todd Barron ^ & Andrea Barron ^ • Stephanie J. (Firth) Barry ’97MEd & Sean Barry ’92 • Stephen A. Basile ’75 Peter M. Baumann ’79 Sigrid E. Bauschinger § • Pamela Beaubien • Paul N. Belval ’84 & Janet E. Harver Belval ’84 • • Paul M. Bennett ’57 • • Heidi S. Berenson ’79 Nathan J. Bergeron & Michele A. Bergeron • Michael J. Berland ’90 Ellen L. Berman © Hal M. Berman ’77MS • Thomas E. Berube ’76 A. Kent Best ’73 • • John G. Bestgen Jr. ’55 • Channing L. Bete ^ & Marie A. Bete ^ Rajeev Bhalla ’86 © Somaletha T. Bhattacharya ^ & Subroto Bhattacharya ^ Subroto Bhattacharya ^ & Somaletha T. Bhattacharya ^ Lorrey J. Bianchi ’69 & Kathleen M. Casey-Bianchi • • Mark W. Biscoe Jr. ’82 Aviva Blaichman

Linda (Lovell) Bradley ’64 • • Robert L. Brainard ^ & Wendy G. Brainard ^ Ben S. Branch ^ § • Robert J. Brannan ’00, ’00 © Barry S. Braun ’91MS § & Jane KentBraun § • David B. Brenner ’91 & Catherine W. Abel ’11 Bette A. Bridges ’72 & Kenneth W. Brody Sharon Bromberg ’81 • • John L. Brooks ’72, ’73MS & Susan A. Brooks Jacqueline A. Brousseau-Pereira ’00MPA, ’15EdD § • • Edward B. Brown, III ’83 • James W. Brown ’72 ^ & Karen A. Brown ^ • • • Kevin M. Brown ’86 Barbara Brustowicz Marda F. Buchholz ’65 © Mark F. Buffone ’98 & Nancy M. (Kahn) Buffone ’95, ’03MEd, ’09EdD § • • Thomas J. Burgomaster ’86 ^ & Lori Ann Burgomaster ^ John P. Burke ’86 Brendan D. Burns ’02MS, ’07PhD © Jodi F. (Mofzowitz) Burns ’93 Matthew J. Burns ’77 © Ruth B. (Levine) Burstein ’63 Catharine F. Butterfield ’94MEd & D. Anthony Butterfield ’11HA § • Lynn A. Cabana ’78 • Eileen Cahill ’98MEd • © Matthew S. Cahill ’05, ’06MS © Marjorie (Eckmann) Cahn ’82EdD Alan J. Calhoun § •


Ensuring the Legacy Members (continued) Hugh B. Calkin ’61 • • Angela B. Callahan ’85 & Shelby Conrad • • Gary J. Callahan ’85 Cecil I. Camber ’64PhD • Leslie A. Campbell • Richard P. Campbell Anne M. Canfield ’91 Paul M. Carlin ’66 © Franklyn W. Carlson ’63S George M. Carman ’77PhD Robert M. Carney ’83 & Wanda C. Willard ’93 Kelley R. Carr ’88 • • John A. Carriere ’75 • • William A. Carroll ’54 ^ & Diane B. Carroll ^ • • Jeffrey R. Carson ’00 & Wendy (Mrozek) Carson ’07 • • Jeffrey D. Catlin ’87 & Andrea T. Tulenko-Catlin ’87 Joan M. Centrella ’75 • George P. Cernada § Tammy Chang ’86MEd, ’88MBA Tso-Cheng Chang ’73PhD William L. Chapman Jr. ^ & Denise H. Chapman ^ Steven M. Charette ^ & Denise Charette ^ Hsinyung Chin ’90MS, ’93PhD James E. Churchill ’81, ’85MS Matthew T. Ciaschini ’94 • Paul W. Cichocki ’91 & Cynthia M. Ostrowski ’91 Vanessa A. Cieslak ’76 & Kevin Holloway • • Charles E. Clapp ’52 & Betty J. (Huff) Clapp ’53 • • Edward E. Clark ’70PhD Kay H. Clark ^ Nathaniel G. Clark ’76 Stephen W. Clarke ’86 & Elizabeth W. Clarke • • © David J. Clarkson ’73 ^ & Ellen M. Clarkson ^ • Arthur S. Clifford Jr. ’77MA ^ & Suzanne K. Lorimer ’80MA • • Lawrence D. Clough ’77 • Daniel W. Coates ’77S & Judith Coates ’96MS, ’11DNP • Donald G. Coffey ’76, ’79MS & Susan (Van Hoogen) Coffey ’79 Alan S. Cohen ’66 & Natalie K. Cohen Donna E. Cohen ’78 Robert W. Colantuoni ’74 & Deborah (Subzda) Colantuoni ’73 © David A. Cole ’53 ^ David M. Collard ’89PhD & Joanne Mei ’84, ’88MS, ’92PhD Stephen A. Collins ’81 & Amy (Ostanek) Collins ’87 Stephen Conboy ^ & Diane Conboy ^ © Paul M. Conlin ’88 • © Carol Connare § Heidi A. (Donahue) Connelly ’82 ^ & Michael Connelly ^ Helen K. Connelly-Crouse ’86MS Stephen B. Constant ’78 ^ & Linnea A. Constant ^ Joseph J. Cooney ’84 Scott R. Cooper & Susan L. Cooper Peter J. Costa ’84PhD & Anne R. Costa • • Stephen L. Coulombe ’90 Jeffrey L. Coulson James A. Counihan ’92 • Jeffrey R. Cox § & William G. Love • Lyle E. Craker ^ § & Betty E. Craker Richard W. Crawford ’78 Jonathan D. Crellin ’87 • • Kevin M. Cronin ’98 John D. Cross ’77 ©


Kelvin F. Cross ’75, ’77MS & Caren P. Arnstein ’77 • • Dennis M. Crowley Jr. ’59 ^ Thomas E. Crumm ’66, ’71PhD & Sara (Eustace) Crumm ’66 • • • William P. Cunningham, Sr. James E. Curley ’66, ’68MS, ’70PhD • © Alan S. Curtis & Brenda Curtis Joseph P. Cutrone ’90 • © Paul R. Cutts ’66 & Dana (Paul) Cutts ’64 • • © Laura J. (Errico) Dames ’92 • Stephen P. Daniel ’81 • Jody J. Daniels ’93MS, ’97PhD Elaine S. Darr-Morton ’86 Harold I. Dash ’70, ’72MA Steven K. Daury & Alejandra Daury • Allen N. David ’74 & Catherine (Delizia) David ’74 • • • James H. David ’55, ’63PhD & Jacqueline (Aube) David ’61 • • Edward K. Davidian ’72S ^ Sharon L. Davies ’84 & Alan C. Michaels Arup De ’95 • George B. Dean ’75 & Leslie K. Meyer • • Eric A. Decker ’89PhD § • • Rocko DeLuca §

Robert C. Doiron ’76 & Mary-Frances P. (Sullivan) Doiron ’75 © Mark Donovan ’78 • Richard F. Donovan ’86 • © Jacqueline F. Dorfman ’82 • Barbara J. Dowd Pat Doyle Debra A. Drake ’93 Alfred H. Drewes ’78 Kenneth M. Drumm ’70 • • Jian J. Duan ’94PhD Brian E. Dunleavy ’66 & Margaret (Barrett) Dunleavy ’66 • • © Denise M. Durgin ’88 Christopher E. Durken ’03 © M. Katherine Dwyer ’71 • Danielle E. (Mogolesko) Dykeman ’95 Ronald G. Ebb ’89 John E. Ebbets § Mary E. Edwards ’99 Stewart W. Ehly ’71 • • John W. Ehrhardt ’77MA Brian D. Emond ’74, ’12MEd § Gary D. Engle ’71 Harley M. Erdman § Kevin I. Erkkila ’75 • • © Kristin L. (Slusser) Fafard ’88

Donors who have given consistently for five or more consecutive years are honored with membership in the Loyalty Circle. Their generosity has provided invaluable support to academic and student life. Go to for a full listing of Loyalty Circle members.

Aaron A. DeMaio Joseph L. DeMarco ’74 & Aline J. DeMarco ’03 ^ • • Carolyn J. DeMoranville ’76, ’92PhD § • • • Walter B. Denny ^ § & Alice E. Robbins • • Wesley J. Depp ’94 & Kristine M. Depp Seren Z. Derin ^ • Clifford E. Desch Jr. ’68MS, ’73PhD ^ & Cathy Abrams ^ • Lisa B. (Freedman) Desforge ’87 • Celeste (Dubord) Devaney ’43 • • Christine E. Devine ’91 • • Bronislaw K. Dichter & Patricia M. Dichter ^ Katherine C. Dietz ’79 Kerry L. Dietz § Francis A. Diluna & R. Diluna Peter D. Dion ’86 • Theodore E. Djaferis ’74 ^ § & Mary M. Djaferis ’03MS ^ Rick Doblin Anne (Chase) Dobson ’42 • • • Edward M. Doherty ’77 • • Paula M. (Lizotte) Doherty ’69 & Raymond R. Doherty • • • © Tom Doherty § William G. Doherty

J. Michael Faherty ’69 Richard B. Fairbanks ’67, ’69MS • Dorothy J. (Woodley) Fairweather ’76 Thomas Fallon Thomas L. Fallon ’04 & Brigitte L. (Wise) Fallon ’03 Donna (Marshall) Farber ’86 • Daniel Farrell Domenica A. (Chiota) Farrell ’58 • • © Thomas M. Feeley ^ • Andrew K. Feldman ’85 & Robin B. (Goldsmith) Feldman ’91 John Feldmann ^ & Katherine Feldmann ^ Cathy A. Fergerson O’Neil ’93 & Timothy O’Neil © Adam D. Ferrarini ’08 © Jonathan W. Fienup ’96MS • Janet S. Fink § Katherine V. Fite § Steven D. Fitz ’87 & Cynthia L. (Brown) Fitz ’87 Shaun P. Fitzgerald ’71 • • David E. Floreen ’70 ^ & Carol M. Floreen ^ • • Devon M. Flynn ’00, ’00 • James F. Flynn Kevin J. Flynn ’74 ^ & Jane A. (Williams) Flynn ’75 ^ • © Ruth-Ann (Kirby) Flynn ’63 • •

John M. Foley ’84 ^ & Camian L. Harris-Foley ’83 ^ Michael T. Foley ’72 ^ & Anne H. Foley Kenneth C. Foppema ’77S, ’80 ^ & Lisa R. Foppema ^ • Andrew B. Forbes ’91, ’94MS & Jennifer H. Lewis-Forbes ’93 • Sharon E. (Brown) Forbes ’83 Stephen J. Forde, III ’81, ’89MS & Dawn (Kalinen) Forde ’80 Anya S. Forrest ’98 Adam M. Fox ’88 • • Matthew R. Frascella ’01 & Diana (Lapointe) Frascella ’03 • Ian H. Fraser & Pamela Bartlett • • Marsha A. (Porta) Fredericks ’70 ^ Charles G. Fredette ’70, ’74MS • • Robert F. Fredette ’74 ^ & Louise I. (Faille) Fredette ’74 ^ • • • Patty S. Freedson § • Jacob R. Freeman ’04 Margaret H. (Rawson) Freeman ’70MA, ’72PhD & Donald C. Freeman • • Michael M. Frerker ’96MS Paul Friedmann ’00MBA Richard E. Frost Dorothy (Cochran) Fullam ’56 • • • Virginia A. (Boire) Funk ’60 • Richard M. Gaberman ’60 & Elizabeth H. Gaberman • • David R. Gaboury ’76 & Mary E. Gaboury • Keith J. Gabrielli ’01 • © Denis G. Gagnon ’72 ^ & Nancy Gagnon ^ • • Richard F. Gallagher Jr. ’94 & Jennifer J. Gallagher ’93 • • Peter P. Gallinaro ’74 • • Helen Kay Galloway ’61 • Robert R. Gamache ’76MS, ’78PhD Kumar N. Ganapathy ’90MS 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 • Ross J. Garofalo ’81 • • Karen L. Garvin ’66 • • Dodie E. (Thompson) Gaudet ’73 & Michael Coffey • • Dorothy (Dunklee) Gavin ’43 • • • 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 • • Edwin C. Gentzler § & Jenny S. Spencer § • Ronald R. Gerace ’84 ^ & Juliane M. (Sicard) Gerace ’85 ^ • • Burton R. Gesserman ’75 • Beth A. (Pastino) Giannotto ’88 & John Giannotto Donald L. Gibavic ’72 & Nancy A. (Suprenant) Gibavic ’78 • Arye Gil ^ & Desiree Gil ^ 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 © Robert D. Ginsberg ’63, ’65MA & Elaina (Menin) Ginsberg ’63 Judith A. Glaven ’82 • Dennis P. Godfrey ’75 ^ Marjorie S. Golden ’80

Richard A. Goldman ’82 & Judith W. (Rubin) Goldman ’83 Sheldon Goldman § & Marcia Goldman • • • Steven H. Goldsher & Frances M. Goldsher • • Bruce M. Goldstein ’90MPH & Nancy W. (Shapiro) Goldstein ’90MEd • Carol B. Goldstein Joseph I. Goldstein § & Barbara H. Goldstein • • Pamela S. (Goldsmith) Goldstein ’86 & Mark Goldstein © Scott Gore ^ & Andrea Rosenthal ^ © Ronald R. Gould ’69 • • © Joanne L. Graf ’82 Frank F. Grandone ’54 • • Pamela (Forsythe) Grange ’79 • • H. Kenneth Grant ’59 • Brian D. Graves ’64 • Edward C. Gray ’73 & Cindy Gray • Paul H. Grazewski ’77 ^ Steven M. Graziano ’76 Stephen P. Greeley ’77 & Elizabeth (McManus) Greeley ’77 • • Barbara C. (Saver) Greenberg ’45 • Richard J. Gregory ’86PhD & Gillian M. (Norman) Gregory ’82MS, ’86PhD • • Casey Griffin © Mark D. Groffman ’69 • Laurence J. Groipen ’79 & Lori (Lipnick) Groipen ’80 Charles Grose Paul V. Grosso ’80MS, ’83PhD • © Lillian (Marrewa) Guilmartin ’71 • Richard J. Guimond ’75 • • Haohao Guo ’11 © Richard C. Guyre ’05 Flora (Mueller) Guzik ’66 ^ & Richard J. Guzik ^ • • • Mark B. Hackenberry ’83 Jayant Haksar & Alissa Haksar © Mark S. Haley ’74 • John S. Hamilton ^ Sarah J. Hammann ’80 Donald G. Hammond ^ Shane P. Hammond ’91, ’95MEd Stanley L. Handman ’55 & Penny BixHandman • • Dennis M. Hanno ’90PhD & Susan C. Hanno ’92MEd Mark L. Hanny ’78 & Gail M. Hanny © Kenneth Hanover ’73 & Sylvia T. (Pazics) Hanover ’73 • Michael A. Hare & Tammy J. Hare Gary E. Haroian ’76 John G. Harrington • Benton N. Harris, III ’74MA, ’82PhD & Ann C. Harris • LEADERSHIP GIVING CIRCLE

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Gail A. (Goldberg) Harris ’77 ^ • • Kevin B. Harris ’94 • Lawrence J. Harris William G. Harris ’76MS, ’80PhD H. Ames Harrison ’55 • • • James M. Harrity Jr. ’99MEd, ’06EdD Michael P. Hart ’79MS Jonathan E. Hartl ’90 & Maureen A. (Shea) Hartl ’88 © Keith D. Hartt ’83, ’87MS, ’93PhD & Ann H. Wiedie ’89, ’91MS, ’95PhD • Bryan C. Harvey ’77, ’97EdD § & J. Lynn Griesemer • • Thomas F. Hastings Jr. ^ § & Barbara E. Hastings ^ § • • James Haug ’88MFA & Alexandra Kennedy ’88MFA • Stephen Heacox ^ & Connie Heacox ^ David J. Hegarty ’78 • Robert A. Henry ’70 • • Sarah J. (Roll) Heppenstall ’81 & C. Talbot Heppenstall Jr. • • Lawrence G. Herman ’73 Phyllis Heronemus Leslie J. Herzog & Jacqueline Beckley © Marie A. Hess ’94MS Traci J. Hess § Jennifer A. Hickey Kristin M. (Graves) Hilf ’85 • © Willie L. Hill Jr. § & Beverly G. Hill § • • Scott E. Hiller ’90 & Kelly Hiller-Amonte Bryan Hilliard ’93 Sumesh C. Hirway ’75PhD • Michael J. Hislop ’77 Andrew Hochberg ’84 & Bonnie Barber ’84 • Scott W. Hocking ’87 & Kathy A. (Pasquale) Hocking ’87 • Hugh F. Hoffman, III ’81MA • • MaryAnn (Zimmerman) Hogan ’76, ’18PhD § Michael P. Hogan Paul J. Hohenberger Jr. ’87 • John C. Holdsworth & Justine G. Holdsworth • © Ruth W. Holmes ’71MS & G. Burtt Holmes • Richard B. Holzman ’70EdD ^ & Rochelle Holzman ^ • • David S. Hoopes ’81 • • Hal D. Hopkins ^ & Patricia K. Robertson ^ © Richard W. Hoss ’62 • • Edward D. Houde ’63 • • Barbara A. Howald ’83MEd & Michael Blake Barbara C. Howard ’78 • • Marie C. Hultin ^ Stephen O. Hultin John C. Hunt ’88 & Sari T. Korman ’89 Alan D. Hurvitz ’72 • • Richard T. Hussey ’86 • • Elizabeth A. (Cassano) Husted ’82 Basil H. Istwany ’89 & Laura J. (Sutherland) Istwany ’97 • Cathy M. Ives § Mary A. Jablonski ’77 • • Kyle E. Jackson ’82 Najmi T. Jarwala ’86MS, ’88PhD & Madhuri N. Jarwala ’87MS Brett S. Jenks ’89 & Jacquelyn Micucci Jenks ’89 Christopher S. Johnson ’90 Paul E. Johnson Jr. ’69 • • Stephen P. Johnson ’65 • • William C. Johnson & Kylie H. Johnson Jennifer (Siddall) Jones ’94 & Gerald L. Jones Wayne C. Jones ’66 • • John P. Jordan ’88

“It is simple: the long-term solution for this crazy world is education. That’s why our gifts have always been for scholarships.” Sherry F. Dickerman ’63, ’84G and George A. Dickerman ’61, ’92HON Elizabeth (Sanders) Joyce ’82 ^ & Mark S. Joyce ^ Joseph A. Joyce Jr. ’75MS • © Barton D. Kamp ’63 • • • Jamie F. Kane, III ’00 Michael J. Kane • Steven R. Karas ’80 ^ & Lynne SatlofKaras ’79 ^ Judith H. Katz ’74MEd, ’76EdD & David B. Levine • Jay J. Kaufman ’75 ^ & Lesley E. (Rosenthal) Kaufman ’77 ^ • • Diane R. (Scruton) Keedy ’88, ’15MBA § Gareth A. Keith ’58 • • John J. Kelleher Jr. ’69 • James H. Keller ’85 Christopher L. Kelley ’79 & Pamela A. Kelley • • Michael F. Kelley ’88 & Elizabeth Tyminski James R. Kelly § & Carol A. Kelly • • Laurence J. Keough ’63, ’66MS ^ & Jacqueline (Ruane) Keough ’64 • • Fred R. Kern ^ & Anne M. Kern ^ • Kathryn L. Kern ’10 Barry S. Kessler ’04 Colleen (Beaudin) Kettle ’84 Thomas E. Kida ’78PhD § & Kathryn T. (MacDonald) Sullivan ’93PhD • • • Stephen L. Killian Thomas P. Kipp ’81 & Barbara H. (Levin) Kipp ’81 © Rita Knapp ^ Douglas K. Knight ’89 & Lynn Knight © John H. Kokoski ’69S & Elaine Kokoski • John J. Kominski ’59, ’90HON • • • Mitchell A. Kosh ’83MEd, ’84PhD & Anne M. (Coache) Kosh ’82MEd Pamela L. Kosinski ’86 © Kevin A. Koswick ’85MBA ^ & Denise Koswick ^ • Daniel Krause Jr. ’66, ’72PhD • • John A. Kreiger ’54 ^ & Mary Jane M. Kreiger ^ • • Rakesh Kumar ’92PhD Brett J. L’Esperance ’96 & Emily A. (Dinneen) L’Esperance ’95 • Margaret G. Labat ’73EdD

Donna E. Lalonde ’91EdD • • Marc E. Lamere ^ & Virginia C. Lamere ^ • © Gary P. Lamoureaux ’69, ’84EdD ^ & Nancy (Hansen) Lamoureaux ’73 Timothy P. Lane ’83 • © Edward F. Lange Jr. ’81 & Kimberly S. Lange Paul I. Lanning Jr. ’91MS Douglas J. Lantigua ’92 Robert L. LaPalme ’77, ’78MBA • • Glenn LaPlante • Joseph A. Larkin ’82 • • Andrew G. Larson Joseph S. Larson ’56, ’58MS ^ § & Wendy (Nichols) Larson ’58 • • Frank P. Lattuca Jr. ’64S, ’81EdD ^ § & Nancy Lattuca • Steven N. LaValley ’81 • • • © James M. Lavelle ’87, ’93MBA ^ & Elizabeth M. (Quirk) Lavelle ’86 ^ © Jack M. Leader ’78 & Judith C. Haber ’77 © Gerald P. Leary Michele F. Leary ’90 Thomas L. Leatherman ’87PhD § & C. Marjorie Aelion ’80 § • Steven M. Lee ’96 & Martha C. Lee • © Patrick J. Leighton ’80MEd, ’94EdD ^ & Jane Baer-Leighton ^ Roberto T. Leon ’78 Michael J. Leonard ’99MS, ’05PhD • © M. Carol (Clapp) Leslie ’63, ’74MEd Linda L. Letcher ’84MS • • Mike A. Leto § & Rebecca A. Leto George M. LeVan ’68 & Patricia A. (Long) LeVan ’70 • • • Howard L. Levin ’75 • • Paul S. Lewenberg ’09, ’10MS Jeffrey M. Lewis ’81 Wenkway Liang ’90MS & Jenyeng Cheah ’90MS • Karl E. Liebich ’80 • • © Tucuong Lien ’70 & Jennifer (Chen) Lien ’71 • © Mark D. Lincoln ’71 • © Roberta L. (Hanna) Lincoln ’63


Ensuring the Legacy Members (continued) Mark A. Link ’80 & Judith A. (Hennrikus) Link ’81 • Elaine (Norton) Linscott ’62 • • Matthew O. Littlefield ’99 & Susan Littlefield John V. Lombardi & Cathryn L. Lombardi John F. Loncrini

Frank Marrero ’98 & Kathryn B. Marrero ’98 Mira N. Marshall ’75 Doris A. Marsland ^ • • © Irwin G. Martin ’80PhD • John E. Masaschi ’55 • • • Thomas D. Massetti ’72 Steven J. Mastalerz ’91 Paul M. Masterson ’75

Edward W. Millette, III ’86 • • © George H. Millman ’47 • • • © James L. Milton ’70MS, ’73PhD & Martha (Sailor) Milton ’74 • • Rosemary A. Minior-Walker ’77S • Brian J. Mone ’79 Sidney A. Mook ’64MBA • • • Peter N. Morello ^ & Maria M. Morello ^ ©

Leonard Matulewski Jr. ’87 © Charlene H. Mazer ’81MS & Edward L. Mazer Michael McCormick ^ & Mary McCormick ^ Richard J. McCraw Jr. ’79 John F. McCutcheon § & Susan McCutcheon Brian G. McDermott ^ & Lori B. McDermott ^ Paul J. McDonald ’66 & Gail M. McDonald © Mari-Kate E. McEntee ’07 © Vincent E. McEntee ’90 • Sutzi McGovern ’71 Theresa A. McGrath ’81 • Timothy J. McGrath ’98PhD • Denzil D. McKenzie ’73 Joanne (Stingone) McLaughlin ’77 Walter K. McLaughlin ’84 & Martha C. (Fontaine) McLaughlin ’85 • • Timothy J. McLean ’83 • • © Richard L. McManus ’90 © Jayne (Arnold) McMellen ’64 ^ • • • Kevin J. McNally ’91 & Jennifer A. (Peterson) McNally ’92, ’94MA Patricia W. (Chase) McNeil ’63 Walter L. McPartlin ’63 ^ & Carolyn (Torto) McPartlin ’63 ^ Jeffrey T. McReynolds ’76 • Dina L. (Chu) Mead ’84 Judith A. (Dorfman) Mendelsohn ’85MEd • Chester R. Messer, II ^ & Joyce Messer ^ • Bruce R. Meyer Corinne J. Meyer ’82 & Steven L. Feye © Spyros Michail ’88MS, ’91MS & Yazmin (Alvarez) Michail ’89 • © Alison (Hiers) Micucci ’87 • © Brian J. Milewski ’84 ^ & Diane (Gardner) Milewski ’83, ’85MA ^ • Mary L. Milkey-May ’81MM & Ernest D. May ^ § • • • Jane K. Miller § • •

Karen Morely Westcott ’71 • Jason P. Morgan ’97 Vance N. Morgan ’54 Cornelius J. Moriarty, III ’87 Maureen A. Morley ’72 • • © Alice M. Morrow ’62 Robert J. Morse ’77 John H. Morton ’66 & Rachel M. (England) Morton ’66 Robert E. Moses ’80 & Shelly Moses • • • Alan L. Mosher ’65MS ^ & Christine Mosher ^ • • Claudia E. Mott ’80 • • Ron E. Moyer ’85CAGS John J. Moynihan Jr. ’75, ’78MBA Shayan S. Mozaffar ’03 James A. Mucci ’78 ^ • Andrea E. Muccini ’85 • James E. Mulcahy ’60S, ’66 Richard T. Mulcahy Michael C. Mullane ’78 Andrew S. Mullin ’83 • • Colleen A. Murphy Lacroix ’86 Edward M. Murphy ’72MA, ’77PhD Edward M. Murphy & Marilyn Murphy • John T. Murphy ’65 • Judith A. Murphy ’78 Kevin P. Murphy ’93 Paul R. Murphy ’73 & Dana C. (Rapp) Murphy ’73MEd • • Thomas P. Murphy ’91 • • James A. Muspratt & Suzannah Fabing Muspratt Sean D. Musselman ’06 • Robert A. Nakosteen § & Nora C. Groves ^ • David J. Narkewicz ’90 • Saul J. Natansohn ’85 • © Howard B. Natenshon & Rosemary Caine Barbara J. Nath ^ John M. Naughton ’59 ^ Christopher F. Nelson ’08 Mark E. Nelson ’60 • • •

An etching by Bryan Hunt, Quarry at Tuy, 1988, was donated by Lidia Rubinstein to the University Museum of Contemporary Art.

Rhonda A. Longmore-Grund ’86 © Elizabeth L. Loughran ’81EdD • • • James R. Loux ’97 William G. Love & Jeffrey R. Cox § • David R. Lovett ’80 ^ & Kathleen A. Lovett ^ • • Nicholas J. Lowe ’97, ’97 Patricia L. (Blackler) Lucas ’63, ’68MA Robert F. Luz ’82 & Ann R. (Vinson) Luz ’75 W. Glenn Lyle ’80 Donald J. Lynch ’77 • © Robert L. Lynch Jr. ’71 • Aaron P. Lyon ’11 © Sarah M. Lyon ’07 Michael J. MacDonald ’91 & Jane MacDonald • • © Nathan R. MacDonald ’91 Joseph M. Machado ’88PhD Charles D. Machlin ’82 R. Kirk Mackey ’78 ^ & Lise M. Mackey ^ • David W. MacLaughlan ’70 • Jorgen Madsen ^ & Susan Juul ^ Lois C. Magee ’80 • • John F. Magnani ’81 • Christina A. Maguire ’06 Lewis C. Mainzer ^ § & Caden Mainzer ^ • • • Christopher Makepeace James F. Mallet ’91 § & Jennifer C. Southgate ’80 • • Kathleen F. Malynoski ’91MEd & Gregory Malynoski • • Glenn E. Mangurian ’70, ’73MBA ^ & Gail B. Mangurian • Sandra J. Mangurian ’64 Charles H. Manley ’68MS, ’69PhD & Eileen (Alderson) Manley ’67 • • Carol A. Manning ’74 • Geoffrey P. Manning ’97 & LeeAnn Manning ’98 © Mark A. Marchand ’80 • • © Robert K. Marcum •


Bart G. Newland ’81 Jingwei Ni ’98PhD & Bing Nie ’97PhD, ’99MBA Gregory C. Nicoll ’91S, ’93 James W. Noga ^ & Marcia M. Noga ^ William E. Noland ’86 & Madeleine R. (Woodcock) Noland ’89 • Robert G. Noonan ’77 • • Clifford M. Noreen ’80 ^ • Stuart J. Novick ’72 & Katherine (Smiles) Novick ’73 • • John N. Nunnelly ’82MBA Elizabeth M. Nuss Philip Nyman ’58 • Richard D. O’Brien ^ § & Susan K. Whitbourne ^ § • • • Karla J. O’Byrne W. Brian O’Connor ^ § & Karen F. O’Connor ^ § • • Edward J. O’Day Jr. ’54 • • Sean O’Neill & Kimberly C. O’Connell William D. O’Neill ’60 & Carol (Mentor) O’Neill ’61 Ann M. O’Rourke ’86 & Camille Batarekh © James S. O’Sullivan ’65 • • © Eric A. Oches ’90MS, ’94PhD • Alexander F. Ogonowski ’42S © Fabio Orazietti ^ & Lisa P. Orazietti ^ Alysia M. Ordway ’97 Carol A. Ottaviani ’66 Robert W. Otto ’79 & Bonita E. Otto § • • Ron N. Paasch Dean A. Paddock Susan L. (Berry) Pakula ’69 • Richard N. Palmer ^ § & Elaine S. Palmer ^ Thomas W. Panke ’65 Russ G. Paparo ’86 & Leslie A. Paparo ’87 • Christopher E. Pariseau & Amy B. Gallant Robert E. Pariseau Bert W. Parmenter, III ’70 • • • © Vozken A. Parsegian § John J. Pasteris ’54 • • © Siddharth Patel ^ & Nihita Patel ^ • William A. Patterson, III § Marilyn V. Patton HA § Henry E. Peach ’92 & Deborah K. Nowers ’92EdD • • Grant K. Peacor ’81 & Melissa (Smith) Peacor ’80, ’85MPA Lee A. Pearlmutter ’66, ’73MS Richard A. Peck ’94 © Ashton B. Peery ^ & Katherine A. Wolf ^ Justin M. Pelis ’00, ’03S Roy D. Perdue ’73 Joseph R. Perrozzi Robert Perske & Martha Perske Greg G. Peters ’76 • • © Linda M. Peters ’03PhD & James C. Peters Deborah S. Petri ^ James K. Petros Jr. ’74 © Thomas K. Philips ’83MS, ’86PhD & Marina E. Philips ’86MS Deborah J. Pickett ’83 • Margery L. (Wells) Piercey ’84 Raymond S. Pierson ’79 • • Francis Pisiewski ’63 & Carolyn (Oliver) Pisiewski ’64 Bryan W. Plumb ’67, ’68MEd ^ & Carol J. (Rourke) Plumb ’69 • • Francis W. Pluta ’66 • Joseph R. Polino & Maria T. Polino • Robert Pollack ’54 & Lynne (Tuttle) Pollack ’55 Robert A. Potash § & Jeanne Potash • • • Jeffrey D. Poulton ’87 ^ & Tracy (Alvanos) Poulton ’83 ^

Charles A. Powers Jr. ’40 • • Robert J. Powers ’61 • • Russell J. Powers ’66 • David M. Pozar § & Judith A. Pozar § Russell W. Pratt ’59 Sheila M. Prolman ’63 Randall G. Prostak § Harold J. Publicover ’49 • • • Michael F. Quinlan ’84 & Jennifer D. (Carbone) Quinlan ’95 © Stuart D. Rachlin ’84 Irene (Frank) Radlo ’51 • • Thomas E. Radlo ’69 • • Susan P. Rauch ’95EdD • Dick Raymo Richard D. Reardon ’58 & Shirley (Niedbala) Reardon ’57 David A. Reed ’80 ^ • • Douglas A. Reed ’69S, ’73 & Ann C. Pickrell • Bernard J. Regenauer Jr. ’83 © Peter I. Resnick ’93 © William J. Rex ’54 • • James B. Ricci ’72 & Margaret E. McCarthy ’77MS, ’95PhD • • Gary A. Richardson ’76 & Joanne R. (Bolton) Richardson ’75 • • George R. Richason Jr. ’37, ’39MS, ’91HON § • • • Steven G. Richter ’77 & Tammy Richter • 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 ^ • Chris Roberts ’95PhD Norman R. Robertson ’72 • Donald A. Robinson ’66, ’84PhD ^ § & Sara (Laclaire) Robinson ’66, ’79MEd, ’86EdD ^ Brian A. Rockett ’76 & Helaine R. (Hughes) Rockett ’75, ’84MS • Michael A. Rodman ’61 • • Richard T. Rogers § & Julie A. Caswell § Gail Rollins ’80 ✴ ^ Elizabeth (Fowle) Rome ’81 & David L. Rome Robert Romero ^ & Sharon Romero ^ Jerome C. Rose ’73PhD & Dolores Rose • • David H. Rosen ’59 ^ • Ronnie A. (Rifkin) Rosenberg ’84 © Theodore Rosenberg ’74 & Laurel A. Glocheski •


✴ Deceased

5 – 9 consecutive years of giving

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10 – 24 consecutive years of giving

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25 or more consecutive years of giving


Matching gift or claim

^ Parent § Current faculty, staff, or emeritus faculty


Honorary alumnus or alumna

HON Honorary degree recipient S Stockbridge alumnus or alumna

Joel B. Rosenthal ’65 & Bonnie Rosenthal Jonathan L. Roses ’73PhD • • • James H. Ross ’09 David P. Rossiter, III ’79MBA • Dana J. Roszkiewicz & Margaret M. Melozzi Gary L. Roth ’76, ’78MEd • Brian T. Roughan ’98 • Mark Rovelli ’79 • • © John Rowe ^ & Alice Rowe ^ Arthur F. Rubeck ’03, ’05MBA Ray Rudolph ^ • • Bonita J. Rup ’75 © John J. Sabia Jr. ^ & Virginia V. Sabia ^ Philip J. Sabra ’71 & Wendy L. Lash Sabra ’72 Alison A. (Lochhead) Sacknowitz ’92MS David M. Salem ’85 Sam Samuels Scott A. Sandler ’83 • • Christopher H. Sands ’76 ^ & Betsy D. Sands ^ • Ellen D. Sano ’81 Scott T. Santarella ’87 Edward M. Sargavakian ’88 • • © Gerard J. Sarnie ’75, ’78MBA • • • Heidi I. Sarver ’86, ’88MM • John G. Savage • • Margaret (Conley) Schadt ’85MS • • Cory B. Schauer ’91 © Scott Scheibner David G. Scherer § & Christine B. McCormick § • David M. Schimmel § & Barbara B. Schimmel • • Manfred J. Schindler ’82MS William Schleuse & Virginia P. McDermott Beth A. Schneider ’79 • • • © Irwin Schneider ^ & Roni Schneider ^ Jonathan D. Schneider ’10, ’15MS § Marc Schneider ’81 • Karen M. Schoenberger § Stephen P. Schultz ’73 • • Sigrit J. Schutz ’77PhD & James E. Cathey • Benjamin M. Scott ’99 • Gilbert C. Scott ’89 Colleen M. Scully Dowd ’00 © Richard W. Sears ’58 • • Jaime L. Seguin ’00MS § • Arthur B. Semle ^ & Norma B. Semle ^ • • Brian D. Semle ’86 ^ & Susan (Bova) Semle ’88 ^ • • Thomas W. Senecal ’88 Matthew M. Shakespeare ’87 © Norma Shapiro Luke Sharpe, IV ’67MS • Garrett C. Sharpless ’76 & Kathy (Gruber) Sharpless ’77 Paul W. Shaw ’72 William R. Shea Jr. ’84 & Cecilia (Carmody) Shea ’83 • James P. Sheehan § Ruth J. Shepard ’63 Peter A. Sherlock ’88MBA • • Norma L. (Jewell) Shiatte ’54 • • Steven L. Shray ’79 • Craig D. Shuffain ’70 • Paul W. Shuldiner ^ § & Leda McKenry § Michael G. Shuman ’87 • • Rupinder S. Sidhu ’77MBA Brian E. Silman ’66 Brian M. Silva ’73S, ’76 Stephen H. Silverstein ’70 & Linda J. (Gerhardt) Silverstein ’70 Walter R. Silvia ’62, ’65MBA & Diann (Coyle) Silvia ’62 • • ©

Laura N. Simon ’98, ’01MEd, ’17PhD § Manisha Sinha § Elvira R. (Suarez) Sisolak ’67 & William H. Sisolak • • James S. Skesavage Jr. & Joan Skesavage ^ Emil J. Slowinski Jr. ’46 & Emily D. Slowinski Dick Smith ’66 & Sally (Minich) Smith ’66 ^ • • • George A. Smith Jr. ’55 & Linda Smith • • Howard R. Smith ’75 • © Nathaniel M. Smith ’78 Wayne P. Smith ’58S • Joseph Smullin ^ & Alix Smullin ^ • • John D. Snyder ’90 Vivek K. Soni ’82MS, ’86PhD & Ameeta (Narula) Soni ’82MS • Peter J. Southard ’86 & Patricia J. Stevens ’85 • • Donald J. Southwick ’71 ^ & Sandra (Desjourdy) Southwick ’73 • Barbara L. Sparks ’70 • • Jeffrey T. Spear ’74 & Gail W. Spear ’71 Brycen L. Spencer ’10 © Guy A. Spinelli ’73 • • James T. Stamas ’54 Edward J. Stanek ’77MS § & Anne Z. Stanek ’03MM Gary E. Stanitis ’80 ^ & Judith A. (Bell) Stanitis ’80 ^ Thomas J. Stanley ’79 © John F. Stanne ’83 • • © Jane E. (Isgur) Stein ’82MS ^ & Peter B. Stein ^ • • Richard A. Stevens ’74, ’76MS • Roseann C. (O’Malley) Stichnoth ’77 • • James M. Stockman ’66MFA • • Ivan L. Stokes ’81 • • Michael Stolpinski ^ & Nancy Stolpinski ^ • Shirley C. (Hodgkins) Stolte ’64 & Robert R. Stolte • • • © Mark Stone ’67 & Linda Stone • Michael B. Stone ’82 § & Cynthia P. Stone • Walter Storozuk Jr. & Evelyn Storozuk Frances (Kalinowski) Streitfeld ’77 ^ & Mark L. Streitfeld ^ • John D. Stuart Daniel J. Sullivan ’87 & Christine M. Brooks-Sullivan J. Jeffrey Sullivan ’95MBA James F. Sullivan ’55 & Sally Sullivan • • • Joseph L. Sullivan Jr. ’57 & Elizabeth Sullivan ^ Neal Sullivan ^ & Martha Sullivan ^ Raymond J. Suris ’92 & Heather J. (Leonovich) Suris ’92 • Howard B. Swartz ’78 & Kathleen M. Keohane • • © Charles Swider • Calvin T. Swift § & Joanne T. Swift • • Alan R. Symington ’75S, ’79, ’86 & Anna G. (Ronghi) Symington ’76S, ’79, ’83MS • • Tobi Sznajderman Andrea M. Szylvian Bernard P. Szymanski Jr. ’94MS ^ & Candra Szymanski ^ • • Rosemary Tambouret ^ • • Mark A. Tanner ’94 & Sarah K. (Baackes) Tanner ’94 • Jason A. Tata ’94 • • © James A. Tauras ’62 Gordon E. Taylor ’52 & Marion (Felton) Taylor ’54 • • Timothy W. Taylor ’04EdD John S. Teixeira ’83 • John S. Tenney William A. Tenney Ann M. Testarmata ’77

Paul E. Theroux ’63, ’88HON & Sheila Donnelly Theroux Alex Thieme ’03 Alexander C. Thole ’84 & Lori I. WeissThole ’84 • • Devonia M. Thomas ’73MEd & Henry M. Thomas, III Paul L. Thomas ’88 Scott D. Thomas ’92PhD & Cristina (Urdaneta) Thomas ’92PhD © William J. Thomas ’08 © Frederick C. Tillis § & E. Louise Tillis ✴ • • Barbara (Shannon) Tincher ’72 • • Wendy Tiner ’82 • Leonard A. Todd ’50 • • • Michael D. Tofias ’88 Roger S. Toguchi ’78 & Elizabeth A. (Chambers) Toguchi ’67 © Maurice Tonkin ’38 Dawn M. Toohey Costa ’70, ’73MEd Paul M. Torpey ’78 & Leslie A. Torpey • James L. Torres ’82 & Suzanne M. (Jacek) Torres ’82 © Nancy (Gage) Torrey ’73 & Philip B. Torrey • • • Louis G. Tortoriello ’68MS © Richard J. Trant • • William F. Troy, III ’76 & Karen (Izbicki) Troy ’76 Joseph F. Truskowski Jr. ’72 • Christine Tryba-Cofrin ’71, ’73MA Chorfan Tsang ’77MS • Jay E. Turnberg ’78, ’79MS ^ & Ann (Muri) Turnberg ’77 ^ • Felix F. Twaalfhoven ^ & Ruth R. Twaalfhoven ^ Robert M. Twiss ’70 & Joan M. (Callahan) Twiss ’77 Dennis J. Twohig ’61 & Loretta G. Twohig • • Carol M. Tyler ’77 • • Diane L. Ueberle Victor A. Utgoff Robert L. Vadnais Matthew T. Valade ’93, ’95MS John C. Valdivielso ’94 & Judith L. (Swoboda) Valdivielso ’94 • • © Daniel C. Van Starrenburg ’80S John W. Vanderwilden ’90 & Barbara J. (Forziati) Vanderwilden ’89 Jane B. Vanderzwaag Judith A. (Bator) Vigna ’89 Margot C. Vignet Richard J. Volungis ’55MS & Mildred (Spelman) Volungis ’56 • • • William H. Wachter, III ’80 & Jill Wachter Shirley A. Wagner ’77MA, ’83PhD Arthur M. Walker Lynda L. Walker ’82 © Nefertiti A. Walker § Ron Wallace ^ & Joy Wallace ^ Denis J. Walsh, III ’82 Penny J. Walsh ’90 • • Zhuang Wang ’85MS • © Mary E. (Martin) Warner ’44 Stephanie (Sabloff) Wasser ’75 • David W. Watt ’72 Melvin K. Webster ’78 • Marc G. Weinberger ’70, ’72MBA & Sharon (Stein) Weinberger ’71 • • Gwen P. Weisberg ’80 • • • Steven J. Weisman ’70 • Melvin Weiss ^ & Catherine Weiss ^ Michael E. Weissel ’89 & Karen S. Weissel • • Douglas L. Welenc ’81 ^ & Susan L. Welenc ^ John D. Wells § Peter H. Wells •


Ensuring the Legacy Members (continued) Carol A. Wentworth-Bete ’76 & Michael Bete Ralph S. Whitelock ^ & Louise H. Whitelock ^ Mary B. Wickwire ^ • • Dara A. Wier ^ § • Carol J. Wigg ’72, ’78MA • • • Donna L. Wiley & Neal B. Abraham Karen L. (Munroe) Williams ’82MS & Lionel F. Williams © Susan R. Williams Donald U. Wise § • Kimberly (Warner) Wissemann ’77 • • © Judith C. (Banks) Wobst ’72, ’74MA & H. Martin Wobst § Gerard H. Wolf ’66 • • Patricia L. (Frank) Wolff ’89 • Gregory D. Woodworth Margaret (Kelsey) Wright ’82MM & Jonathan Wright • • • Peter C. Wright ’70 & Mary A. (Peck) Wright ’70 • • Albert L. Wrisley Jr. ’71PhD § & Lynda (Downing) Wrisley ’76 • Pei-Fen Wu ’84MS © Ping Xuan ’98MS, ’02PhD Tsu-Chuen Yang ’01PhD Xiaoyu Yang ’04PhD & Lingyan Yang ’94MA, ’00PhD • Pati A. Young ’87 Paul W. Young ’68MS • • Russell M. Young ’69 ^ & Marcia A. (Clarke) Young ’69 ^ • • • Susan (Dewar) Zajac ’54 ✴ • Richard S. Zajchowski ’85 William C. Zaslow ’93 Noah C. Zide ’07 T. Price Zimmermann & Margaret Zimmermann


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) 7 Anonymous Donors Jessica L. Abbott ’03 Nathan W. Adams ’06 § • Lydia Alvarez ’09MPH James J. Barber Jr. ’08, ’08 Julia T. Barth ’11 Trevor A. Beck ’11 © Joseph A. Berrouard ’12 © Gregory L. Brooks & Cheryl L. Brooks ’15EdD § Justin M. Brooks ’10 © Daniel K. Burke ’12, ’12 © David Catrambone ’09MEd § Lily Chan ’07, ’07 Yu Chien ’09MS Madolyn W. Chiu ’12 § Caylee C. Clarke ’15 Elizabeth C. Cleary ’03 § Jeannine M. Coburn ’06 Kevin E. Cotreau ’10 © Caitlin C. Cousins ’10 Jon K. Crocker ’07MA § Preston S. Davies ’11 Gabrielle R. Deangelis ’12 Michele DesAutels ’09MBA, ’09MPPA & Philip DesAutels David J. DiBiase ’13 Wesley J. Dunham ’99 & Nicole J. Dunham ’13MBA § • •


Ryan W. Durkin ’08 Lisa A. Dush ’09PhD Alexandra C. Eaton ’10MS David D. Eichstaedt ’09MBA § Lora E. Emison ’12 Laura E. Farr ’11 Nicholas W. Ferron ’04 Louis C. Fiocchi Jr. ’10MS, ’13PhD & Jean (Braconier) Fiocchi ’74S Erwin S. Francois ’07 Holly J. Frank ’09MS Daniel L. Frost ’13 © Matthew B. Goldstein ’05 & Whitney (Mollica) Goldstein ’09 Elizabeth A. Hayashida ’08 © Matthew W. Heath ’04PhD © Hoon Heo ’04, ’08MBA • Benjamin N. Katz ’14 Napoleon B. Knight Jr. ’13MBA Matthew W. Komer ’97, ’99MEd § & Sarah B. (Hults) Komer ’04 Mary Kozik ’09MBA Richard G. LaFosse ’10 Samuel P. Laorenza ’10 © Maxwell P. Leabo ’10 Patrick T. Lebeau ’13 Maude Lecluyse ’10, ’11MS © John B. Leonard ’13MM Sheree L. Loftus ’08PhD Aixin Ma ’08PhD Scott P. Mackey ’04PhD Aaron C. Mailhot ’11, ’12MS © Lisa M. Malecha ’11 Michael S. Marturana ’07 Matthew J. Meehan ’08 © Allison C. Morello ’16 Susan A. Moroski ’04 Janet Muzzy ’05 § • • Nicolai Naranjo ’10 Kevin J. Narbonne ’02S, ’10 Eric J. Paradis ’09 • Andrew E. Pepyne ’08 © Alexander M. Perry ’10 Panagiotes M. Petrakis ’08 Wei Qi ’10PhD Dolores A. Racz ’09 ^ & Jeffrey Racz ^ © Christopher Reeves ’11 Thananunt Rojanasasithara ’08PhD © Ryan K. Roy ’10 © Benjamin A. Rudnick ’10, ’14MA Matthew D. Sands ’11 © Gregory P. Scantlebury ’12 Adam R. Schepp ’03, ’03 & Jeanie I. Gorlovsky-Schepp ’03 • Andrew P. Schwarz ’08 • Ryan R. Senecal ’10 Brad T. Sloan ’10 Allison L. Smith ’10, ’11MS © Forrest R. Spatcher ’09, ’09 © David R. Stevens ’07MS Hao C. Thai ’08 Todd Theel ’12 & Jan M. Theel ’12 Jason A. Thurm ’11 © Robert E. Till ’08PhD • • Brian Tino ’11 Kenneth K. Toong ’04MBA ^ § & Pamela J. Toong ^ Benjamin M. Wadham ’08 Elizabeth M. Walsh ’10 Shari M. Warden ’08 • Zoemma T. Warshafsky ’14 Xinyu Wei ’07MS, ’12PhD © Dejah L. (Pires) Whited ’08 Christina L. (Chubb) Williams ’07S, ’08 § Erin A. Zuzula ’09MBA §


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 salute 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. § John B. Baillieul ’67 ^ Patricia (Pfeiffer) Baillieul ’68 ^ George L. Balestri ✴ Mildred S. Barber ’43 # ✴ Ellsworth Barnard ’28, ’69HON # ✴ § & Mary (Taylor) Barnard ’34 # ✴ John B. Barr ’33 # ✴ John A. Barrett ’64S ^ Wilmer D. Barrett ’34 ✴ ^ Susan E. Bassett ’78 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 & Kathleen M. Casey-Bianchi Margaret E. Barr Bigelow ✴ § Edward L. Bike ’24 # ✴ & Elsie (Nickerson) Bike ’26 # ✴ Martin Bloom & Lynn Z. Bloom Peter L. Bloom ’78 & Denise A. (Colls) 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 (Kallgren) Boutilier ’55

Juanita (Ford) Bradspies ’59 Ralph R. Bravoco ’71PhD & Vivian G. Bravoco Joseph Brine Dennis R. Bromery ’86, ’88MEd § & Linda Marston ’75, ’89PhD 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 & Paula J. Buonomo 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, ’14EdD & Maureen G. (Hicks) Caouette ’97MEd Mary (Ireland) Carlson ’46 ✴ Joseph A. Carnevale ’71 & Mary C. Carnevale 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 Bonnie R. Cohen ’77 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 ✴ Tony D. Crespi ’85EdD & Cheryl S. Crespi Mary-Jane Cross ’66 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 Janice (Warfield) Dowd ’58 ✴ David A. Dunlavey ’67S, ’70 Christopher R. Dunlea ’89 Robert L. Duval ’58 Carl Eger ’77, ’79MPA Stephen E. Elmont ’64 ✴ William D. Erdman ’80 Krikor Ermonian ’52 Wendy (Shankel) Evans ’79 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 Ruth M. Frank ✴ 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 ’65 ✴ Charles L. Gleason ’40 ✴ & Martha (Shirly) Gleason ’42 ✴ Shirley Goldman 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 ^ Stephen S. Grolnic ’76 Stephen J. Gulo, Jr. ’66 Robert C. Gunness ’32, ’63HON # ✴ Myron D. Hager ’40 # & Gladys (Archibald) Hager ’41 # ✴ Joel M. Halpern ^ § Donald G. Hammond, Jr. ’77MS Shane P. Hammond ’91, ’95MEd Stanley L. Handman ’55 & Penny BixHandman William B. Harmon ’65 William J. Harrington ’51, ’52MA & Joyce (Gibbs) Harrington ’45, ’52MS ✴ Roderick P. Hart ’66 Joyce Harvey Bottenberg ’67, ’69MS & Norman G. Bottenberg David B. Haytowitz ’77 Robert A. Henry ’70 WILLIAM SMITH CLARK SOCIETY

✴ Deceased # Charter Member ^ Parent § Current faculty, staff, or emeritus faculty


Honorary alumnus or alumna

HON Honorary degree recipient S Stockbridge alumnus or alumna

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 # ✴ Richard F. Jackson ’49, ’55MS, ’57PhD Dana A. (Nadison) Jacober ’80 & Joseph Jacober Martin G. Jacobson ’68 Richard E. Jacobson Mary (Ingraham) Jones ’27 # ✴ Robert W. Joyce ’50 Raymond J. Kaleda ’66 & Laurel V. Kaleda Sam W. Kaplan ’57 Samuel Kaplan ’51 Marie B. Kelleher ’42 ✴ Diane E. Kelton ’45, ’62PhD Evelyn (Davis) Kennedy ’26 ✴ Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern ’74MA, ’79PhD ^ Arthur E. King, Jr. ’64 Louis J. Kirsch III ’55 Suzanne C. Knapp ’51 Charles F. Knappe ’72 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 Linda M. Martin ’67 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 Shirley J. Ooley ’82 Dorothy Ornest ✴ John V. Osmun ’40 ✴ & Dorothy (Morley) Osmun ’40 ✴ Wayne S. Paige ’58 ✴ Elizabeth (Schneck) Palter ’62, ’75PhD Bradford O. Parker ✴

This photograph by Marina Abramovic, Light Side/Dark Side, 2008, was donated by Exit Art, based in New York City, one of nearly 100 works of art donated to the University Museum of Contemporary Art. 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 # § Sandra Reed Sweezy ’73 Steven G. Richter ’77 J. Melinda Rigney ’86EdD & Lloyd W. Ortman, Jr. Edith L. Robinson ✴ Mary (Carney) Rockwell ’45 ✴ 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 Paul C. Schofield ’71 Judith (Broder) Sellner ’52 ✴ Marjorie Sells Carter ✴ 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 Louise H. Tallman ✴ 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 Rachel E. (Allen) Tierney ’62, ’74MS, ’90PhD Zina Tillona § Lois (Beurman) Torf ’46, ’86HON Rose N. Vali # ✴ Victoria E. (Scuorzo) Vega ’88 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 David B. Williams ’64 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 ✴


Ensuring the Legacy

O R G A N I Z AT I O N A L D O N O R S Through their generosity, the following corporations, foundations, and other organizations supported a broad range of programs and activities by giving $25,000 or more between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.


Including Corporate Foundations 1 Anonymous Donor 3M Acushnet Company • Agilent Technologies Inc. Alpha Omega Electromagnetics • Altera • AMVAC Chemical Corporation Ansys Arbella Insurance AT&T B-Pro Safeguard Babson Capital Balise Motor Sales Barker Steel Bosch Research and Technology Center Cell Signaling Technology CEM Corporation Center for Popular Economics • ConAgra • Du Pont • Exit Art ExxonMobil • Feinberg Rozen General Mills • General Motors Google • Intel • • Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Kraft Foods The Lalor Foundation Liberty Mutual Research Institute Mars, Inc. • Measurement Computing Corporation Microsoft • • Narus Incorporated National Grid • Nestle • NHN Corporation NSTAR • Ocean Spray • • • Phoenix Integration Pilgrim Saint-Gobain High Performance Materials Siemens Spacelabs Healthcare Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Syngenta • • TABB Group TM Development Valent BioSciences Corporation • J.F. White Contracting Company Wolf Greenfield, P.C. • Xerox Foundation Xilinx, Inc.



Including Family Foundations American Council of Learned Societies American Forest Foundation Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, Inc. Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne Avon Foundation for Women CRSI Education and Research Foundation Davis Educational Foundation DEFA-Stiftung Ford Foundation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Hearing Health Foundation Charles H. Hood Foundation ISLI Research Foundation Robert Wood Johnson Foundation W.M. Keck Foundation Hardy Lane Foundation, Inc. Lipp Family Foundation • March of Dimes Foundation Massachusetts 4-H Foundation, Inc. • • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Morris Animal Foundation National Humanities Center The Pew Charitable Trusts Simons Foundation Social Science Research Council United States Golf Association The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Other Organizations 2 Anonymous Donors AICPA Foundation • American Chemical Society • • American Heart Association • Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Clarke School for the Deaf Cornell University Lotta M. Crabtree Trust • • ETRI Foundational Questions Institute Harvard University Institute for New Economic Thinking Stanley Jez Charitable Trust • Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience National Empowerment Center New England Regional Turfgrass Foundation • Pear Bureau Northwest Radcliffe Institute Rice University Seoul National University University of Massachusetts Alumni Association • • US-Israel Binational Science Foundation


5 – 9 consecutive years of giving

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10 – 24 consecutive years of giving

• • •

25 or more consecutive years of giving

Fiscal Year Gifts 2012 – 2013 Amount Donors


$1,346,244 2,872

Campus Wide



College of Engineering



College of Natural Sciences



Commonwealth Honors College



Fine Arts Center



College of Humanites and Fine Arts



Isenberg School of Management




$1,104,541 5,496

School of Public Health and Health Sciences



College of Education



College of Nursing



College of Social and Behavioral Sciences




$4,124,383 2,414 Totals



*The total counts donors only once even though they may have made multiple gifts

UMass Amherst Endowment 2009 – 2013


$272,087,452 $230,617,220 $210,102,480 $181,497,687 $160,196,047







Philanthropy for Ensuring the Legacy Gifts of all sizes help sustain UMass Amherst. They help us meet our goals for the UMass Rising campaign to support talented students, first-class faculty, research and programs, buildings and infrastructure, and our annual fund. Partner with us as we rise to new heights as a leader in the Commonwealth and make a lasting impact on the world. Consider making a gift in one of the following ways: • Outright gifts: Cash • Appreciated properties: Securities, stocks, and real estate • Bequests: Specific, general, residual, irrevocable • Life-income plans: Charitable remainder trusts, annuities (gifts that provide income to established beneficiaries) • Life insurance: Paid-up or maturing policies • Retirement funds: Current and planned gifts • Matching gifts: Corporations may match your gift

Testamentary Gifts

Endowed Gifts

The most common type of testamentary gift is a bequest given through a will or living trust. Bequests can be made with cash, securities, personal property, real estate, retirement funds, and life insurance. They can be written in different forms, including the specific bequest, the residual bequest, and the irrevocable bequest/estate note.

Endowed gifts provide permanent support to UMass Amherst and create a legacy for the donor. Gifts that reach or exceed $27,500 create a fund named by the donor. Invested funds will pay an annual amount to the designated school, college, department, or program.

Current Gifts These gifts are used immediately and go directly to the designated school, college, department, or program. They can be restricted or their use determined by the dean or director. Gifts can be renewed each year or extended through a multiyear pledge.


For additional information on making a gift to UMass Amherst contact: Development Office Memorial Hall 134 Hicks Way UMass Amherst Amherst, MA 01003-9270




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A Gift

of Life Insurance

Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy (left) with LuAnne and Richard Bonanno at the 1894 horse barn.

A. Richard Bonanno, PhD, has dedicated his career to raising flowers and vegetables and working for food safety. He is owner and operator of Pleasant Valley Gardens of Methuen, Massachusetts, where he grows potted flowering plants, bedding plants, vegetable transplants, and 50 acres of vegetables for wholesale markets. Dr. Bonanno was a tenured professor at North Carolina State University before he returned to work at the family farm with his father, Angelo, his wife, LuAnne, and his daughter Heather.


One of Dr. Bonanno’s passions is the campus’s historic 1894 horse barn. The barn will be relocated to the 75acre Adams-Wysocki field on North Pleasant Street as the centerpiece of the new UMass Agricultural Learning Center. Dr. Bonanno recently made a generous gift of a $100,000 life insurance policy to UMass Amherst as part of MFBF’s $500,000 pledge for the barn relocation. An additional $4 million will be needed to renovate the building to include classrooms, labs, and offices.

Dr. Bonanno is president of the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF), which advocates for agriculture and forestry. At UMass Amherst he is responsible for vegetable and small-fruit weed management for the UMass Extension and is an adjunct professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences. His responsibilities also include food safety.

When a paid-up life insurance policy is no longer needed to protect against lost income, outstanding home mortgages, or children’s educational needs, it can be a perfect way to make a difference at UMass Amherst. Contact Pamela Acheson or Lawrence Osborn in Planned Giving at 413-545-4200 to see how easy it is to make a gift of life insurance.

UMass Amherst Magazine, Fall 2013