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Aaron St. John ’03, ’05G and Paul Hake ’04


ALSO INSIDE: Campus Renaissance | Peace Building in Rwanda

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18 Fable Makers

Meet the artists and engineers behind your screens.

24 Campus Renaissance What are we building next?

30 How to Be Visionary

Gene Isenberg’s lineage of influence.


Land of a Thousand Hills


Building Momentum, Achieving Excellence

A UWW student studies peace-building in Rwanda.

The 2014 Annual Report of Donors

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UMass People .......................... 38

Around the Pond ....................... 4

Back in the Day ........................43

Office Hours .............................12

Bookmarks ...............................44

Sports Minutes .........................14

In Memoriam ...........................46

Research Notebook .................16

ZIP ............................................48

On the Cover


HitPoint founders Aaron St. John ’03, ’05G (with sword) and Paul Hake ’04. Photo by John Solem. Illustration by Peter Wasielewski, Audrey Condon, and Steve Forde of HitPoint.

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Classmates at Odds Vol. 19 | No. 1 | Fall 2014 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 Designer

Jack Cavacco ’82 Chief Photographer

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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

I just read cover to cover the summer issue on sustainability (Spring 2014). Terrific to see so many areas of the campus involved. I was there at the first Earth Day in 1970 when we were talking about geodesic domes and recycling. My views on the environment and my decision to become a vegetarian were formed while at UMass so I was happy to see one aspect of Sustainable UMass is the humane treatment of animals. My vegetarian (no leather) hat is off to all the students, faculty, and staff involved in this massive, positive, collaborative, multilevel, multi-faceted effort to make a change for the better. Joel Uher ’72 Wilton, California The sustainability issue was extremely upsetting. Almost the entire magazine was given over to ultra left-wing prop­ aganda with the absence of contrary opinion. Under the cover of “sustainability,” the real agenda of the articles came through when quoting statements about the need for “another American revolution” and “we want to put an end to an industrial system based on oppression and exploitation.” Hardly any rebuttal was given to these statements and the whole tone of the articles was one of celebration of these radical leftist views. This must stop! The alumni magazine is no place for this propaganda. Alan Flowers ’72, ’73G Braintree, Massachusetts

Getting Greener UMass has not always been a beacon of resource conservation (“Green Grid,” Spring 2014). As a resident of Knowlton and Thatcher from 1991 to 1995 I was witness to careless use of heat, hot water, and food. The steam heat was so overkill, we vented our rooms in the dead of winter to stabilize temperatures. Students would take unlimited hot showers,

which were clearly wasteful. Recycling in the dorms was a joke. So, it is better late than never, but don’t paint UMass with a rainbow colored brush and butterflies. It wasn't always green. Kathy Cail ’95 Louisville, Kentucky I would like to highlight the recent efforts of staff at the Physical Plant to improve energy efficiency in buildings on campus. With assistance from the state and local utility, the energy efficiency measures implemented and identified since 2012 will reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by over 7,000 metric tons (the equivalent of taking over 1,500 passenger cars off the road). The firm I work for, B2Q Associates of Andover, co-founded and staffed largely by UMass College of Engineering graduates, has been assisting with these projects. Matt Stebbins ’09 Cambridge, Massachusetts

Farewell, Dr. Armelagos I read with enormous sadness of the death of Dr. George Armelagos. I studied physical anthropology with him in the fall of 1969. In what might have been an aside from the course work, Dr. Armelagos went to some lengths to explain that science (anthropology) was a useful tool in combatting racism by subverting the notion that there even are races among human populations. He explained that all the studies showed that the variation of things (like curly hair) within supposedly homogeneous groups was larger than the variation between groups supposed to be different. I never forgot the lesson and never forgot Dr. Armelagos. I join with all of you in mourning his passing. Edward J. (Ned) Daly ’73 Needham, Massachusetts

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sions and financial aid, undergraduate research and international programs. James V. Staros, who served as provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs for five years, will remain on campus as a professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology.

Welcome, Provost Newman New academic leader is a nationally recognized sociologist.

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OTED SOCIOLOGIST Katherine Newman, the new provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at UMass Amherst, sees herself as both a scholar and administrator. “I am very devoted to scholarly work, to my role as a public intellectual, and to working, as the UMass faculty do, to further the mission of research,” she says. Newman came to campus from Johns Hopkins University, where she was the James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and professor of sociology. She previously served as the director of the Institute for International and Regional Studies and a professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University, and also taught at Harvard and Columbia. She holds a doctorate in anthropology from the University of California Berkeley. Newman is a firm believer in public higher education. “Without it, I wouldn’t be in the chair I’m in now,” she says. She will provide leadership for education, research, and scholarship, with responsibility for 10 schools and colleges. Also reporting to her will be a wide range of academic support units, including the libraries, undergraduate advising, admis-

Downtown Learning UMass Center opens in Springfield.


TUDENTS WHO live and work in greater Springfield, 25 miles from the flagship campus, now have easier access to a UMass education. Classes began at the new UMass Center in Springfield in September. The downtown center offers programs for non-traditional students through UMass campuses in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell and UMass Online as well as Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College. The downtown facility includes classrooms, specialized nursing classrooms, conference rooms, and a computer lab. Courses address industry needs in the region, including management, cybersecurity, healthcare, and education. The center’s director of operations, William Dávila ’96, a native of Springfield, said, “This is a gateway to opportunity.”

Hungry for Knowledge HESE STUDENTS digging into the world’s largest New England Clambake are among the most academically accomplished entering class in the history of UMass Amherst. More than 37,000 students applied for admission, a 4 percent increase over the prior year. Applications have more than doubled since fall 2004. The entering class is 4,650 students, slightly larger than last year. UMass Amherst now ranks among the nation’s Top 30 public universities, moving up 10 spots during the past year in the 2015 Best Colleges guide released in September by U.S. News & World Report. There are more than 600 public, four-year colleges in the country, and U.S. News ranks the best 122 National Public Universities. The commonwealth’s flagship campus earned its highest ranking ever, number 76, in the prestigious National Universities category.


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University Collage


ATIONALLY KNOWN artist Jennifer Williams created two large banners that feature a photographic collage of campus buildings for the faรงade of the Fine Arts Center. The fragmented images span more than a century of architectural

expression on campus. How many buildings can you identify?

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Student Jackie Monsell (center) and field technician Jill Zuckerman ’11 measure an excavation at the Emily Dickinson Homestead.

Digging Dickinson Archaeologists uncover Emily Dickinson’s conservatory.


As Jane Wald, executive director of the Emily Dickinson Museum, points out, Dickinson’s poetry and letters very often had to do with the natural world, and she demonstrated her keen observation of and love for plants and flowers in her writing. “She invests so much of herself in flowers and nature and the sovereignty of nature,” says Wald. “The conservatory brought the larger world closer to her interior life.” The museum has a photograph of the six-byeighteen foot conservatory taken shortly before it was dismantled. UMass archaeologists studied the photo, original window casements, and small clues at the site, such as a tiny crack in the foundation, to plan the dig, says Eric Johnson ’81G, ’93PhD, director of UMass Archaeological Services. Project archaeologist Kerry Lynch ’95G, ’10PhD devised an excavation plan, and over three days a field crew led by Tim Barker, working with Jessica Jay ’10, Daniel Zoto ’10, Jill Zuckerman ’11, Michelle Pope, and undergraduate Jackie Monsell dug trenches that uncovered the original foundation stones for the conservatory and a rubble base for steps leading outside. The museum will consult the team’s detailed post-excavation drawings when they reconstruct the conservatory. Going forward, UMass Archaeological Services expects to research other spots full of meaning to Dickinson—the gardens themselves and the paths between the poet’s house and her brother’s neighboring house.

OU CAN LEARN a surprising amount from objects that don’t look that exciting,” says Elizabeth Harlow ’05G, ’13PhD of UMass Archaeological Services. In a basement lab in Machmer Hall, she looks through a box of meticulously labeled plastic bags that hold fist-sized chunks of granite, nails, roofing slate, shards of pottery, and a corroded hasp from a shutter. The UMass archaeological team uncovered these objects and others in June at the former home of Emily Dickinson, who lived and wrote many hundreds of poems on Main Street in Amherst until her A little Madness in the Spring death at age 55 in 1886. The Emily Dickinson Museum Is wholesome even for the King, called in the archaeologists to But God be with the Clown— help accurately reconstruct the Who ponders this tremendous scene— conservatory that was added to the Dickinson home around 1855 and This whole Experiment of Green— dismantled around 1916. It was As if it were his own! —Emily Dickinson an inspiring place for Dickinson, whose horticultural talents were COURTE SY OF THE JONE S LIBRARY, INC., AMHERST, MAS SACHUSET TS better known to many than was her poetry. In this small glasspaned room, she tended plants that were exotic in Amherst—passionflower, garJohnson says it’s a boon for the archaeolodenias, oleander—as well as more familiar New gists to know so much about an inhabitant of a England plants. She often sent gifts of flowers to research site. “We have her letters and the poetry friends along with her poems. written on the site and that’s unique from an ar“My flowers are near and foreign, and I have cheological perspective,” he notes. but to cross the floor to stand in the Spice Isles,” The excavation could give scholars insight Dickinson wrote in an 1866 letter of the conservato information unrevealed by Dickinson’s writtory she called “the garden off the dining room.” ing. “Sometimes what you don’t find tells you as


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much as what you do uncover,” says Barker. For instance, the team found only a single pipe stem and no liquor or wine bottles in the dig, although quantities of these are frequently found near homes of that period. Back in the lab, Elizabeth Harlow examines a fingernail-sized shard of pottery from the site and draws on her vast expertise to identify it from its black glaze. “This is most likely from a teapot made either nearby in Whately or in Britain,” she says. “Maybe Emily had tea in the conservatory….” It will be intriguing to see what else will be uncovered about the house and garden where Amherst’s reclusive poet spent most of her life. As museum director Jane Wald puts it: “The excavation project feeds our historical imagination. Placing Dickinson in the space is an enticing vision.” —Patricia Sullivan

Tuition on Ice Increased funding leads to second tuition and fee freeze.


Strong Women


HE PHOTOGRAPHY of Professor Emerita Liane Brandon, retired from teaching media studies in the College of Education, will be featured at the Augusta Savage Gallery in New Africa House from November 3 to 21, in a two-woman show with Holly Fisher. Brandon says she is intrigued by women powerlifters because they test limits, cross boundaries, and challenge stereotypes. Brandon’s work will also be shown at the Mayor’s Gallery at City Hall in Boston for Women’s History Month in March 2015.


TUDENTS AT UMass Amherst and the other campuses of the University of Massachusetts system were once again the beneficiaries of increased state funding for higher education that enabled the university to freeze undergraduate in-state tuition and mandatory fees for the 20142015 academic year. The Fiscal Year 2015 state budget approved by the House and Senate and signed by the governor funds UMass at $519 million—a $40 million increase over the previous year. It is the second consecutive tuition-andfee freeze as envisioned under President Robert Caret’s 50-50 proposal. Advanced by Caret after he assumed the UMass presidency in July 2011, the 50-50 plan called for a two-year, $100 million increase in state funding for UMass, with the goals of strengthening the university and equalizing the amount of money students and the state provided for educational programs. Tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduate students at UMass Amherst in 20142015 will remain at $13,258. The cost of attending the flagship campus with room and board factored in is $24,215. “College affordability is an issue that is on people’s minds in every corner of the commonwealth,” President Caret said. “Students and par-

ents want to be sure that there is going to be an affordable, high-quality educational opportunity available for the young man or young woman who has worked hard and has achieved at the K through 12 level. And that is what is so important about the action the House and Senate have taken. The legislature is saying that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the University of Massachusetts stand ready to be your partners in achievement. That is a critical message and one that is being heard across the state.” fall 2014



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Mealtime murals: Thanks to Rabbi Saul Perlmutter, thousands of UMass students have shared kosher meals amid the playful murals of the Grinspoon Hillel House.

Rabbi Perlmutter Bikes Away The Hillel leader helped many connect with their Jewish identity.


ILLEL HOUSE is hushed in summer but is full of signs of the thriving UMass Amherst Jewish community that gathers here during the academic year. The plain white laminated cabinet that holds the sacred Torah is surrounded with photos of students performing community service. On the lower level, chairs are stacked for scores of students who come for Friday Shabbat dinners. Recessed shelves hold trophies for many years of outstanding programming. The development of UMass Hillel is the legacy of its unpretentious and inclusive leader for the past 40 years, Rabbi Saul Perlmutter ’85H, who retired in the summer. Perlmutter came to work at Hillel, the campus’s independent Jewish student organization, at age 25, right out of rabbinical school. At the time there was no campus kosher meal plan, no house for Hillel, and only two staff members. Today the Grinspoon Hillel House, in a former fraternity on North Pleasant Street, has 10 employees and attracts a broad swath of the 2,000-plus Jewish students at UMass Amherst. Some come for religious reasons, some to learn, and some for fun. Back in the 1970s, Perlmutter recalls, quite a few students were questioning their parents’ values and rebelling against religion. “They might


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have been forced to go to Hebrew school and they were surprised that at Hillel we weren’t forcing them to do anything,” he says. “This was their place.” Perlmutter encouraged students to define their own values. In recent years, Perlmutter found students to be less rebellious, but also less informed about Judaism. “They are searching,” he says. “A great joy to me is helping them find the richness, beauty, and meaning in the culture.” One such former student, Jeanie GorlovskySchepp ’03, now a Hillel board member, says she didn’t grow up very religious, but Perlmutter helped her solidify her Jewish identity. “I remember he asked me to hold the Torah during the high holidays services,” she says. “Being fully included as a woman really meant a lot to me.” Perlmutter has consistently made students from across the diverse Jewish community feel welcome. Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Jews all come to Hillel House to pray on Friday nights. “We have everyone from different backgrounds under one roof,” says Perlmutter. “Some students hop from one service to another from week to week.” Through Hillel, both deeply religious and notat-all-religious students have taken trips to Israel, sung in the a cappella choir, and found other ways to connect with Judaism. Perlmutter also encourages interaction with other faiths; Hillel sponsored a show of Jewish and Muslim comedians, for instance. Perlmutter’s four decades as Hillel’s leader was not without struggle. There have been antiSemitic incidents on campus over the years, most egregiously during the mid-1980s. At that time, Perlmutter says, UMass Amherst administrators looked to Hillel to deal with the problem. He convinced the administration to take action to educate the campus community, and Hillel handed out 1,500 buttons bearing yellow stars for students to wear to show their support. “We ran out of buttons fast,” Perlmutter recalls. There is no longer a need for yellow stars on campus. “I rarely get calls about anti-Semitism,” Perlmutter says. “This is a comfortable place to be Jewish. In fact, UMass has become a campus of choice for Jewish students.” Perlmutter commuted on his bike to Hillel for the last time in July with the same high energy as when he began. Rabbi Aaron Fine from Temple Sinai in Marblehead, Mass., took over as director in August. Like the many UMass graduates who now work for Hillel around the country, he is primed to carry forth Perlmutter’s legacy. —Patricia Sullivan

Paying tribute to photojournalist James Foley ’03G.


HAT KIND of core must you have to be imprisoned, in mortal peril, be set free, and then willingly return to the danger zone because that is where you have to be to do what you are meant to do, even if it costs your life? Freelance photojournalist James Foley, a 2003 graduate of the MFA Program for Poets & Writers, had that core, which drove his storytelling. It centered him during his imprisonment in Libya in 2011 and kept him going even unto his brutal execution by Islamic State militants in Syria in August 2014. Foley is remembered with respect and love by his colleagues and professors at UMass Amherst. The MFA program was a step along his path to becoming a combat journalist. After graduating from Marquette University, Foley served with Teach for America in Phoenix and Chicago. He then came to UMass for the next stage of his journey, honing his skills as a storyteller before continuing to journalism school. Foley’s colleagues and professors all remember his ability to befriend anybody. “He was a golden person. You knew things were going to get better when he walked into the room,” recalls Professor Noy Holland. “He was really at home in his skin,” remembers colleague Sejal Shah ’02G. “He was at ease with himself. He managed to have a heightened sensitivity but without self-consciousness.” In workshops, Foley was observant, taking copious notes, and generous and supportive of his friends. “He was always inside things” in his fiction, says Holland. “He would put himself in a situation difficult to navigate. He had a desire to understand the lives of people very different from him.” Foley’s thesis project explored his experiences in Phoenix navigating unfamiliar terrain. “Here was this big, tall, Anglo kid from New Hampshire trying to engender trust, and show them he was on their side,” observes Professor Martin Espada, one of Foley’s thesis advisors. While an MFA student, Foley volunteered at the Care Center in Holyoke, teaching poetry writing to young mothers receiving public assistance and working on their GEDs. Bilingual in Spanish, he was eventually hired as the center’s ESL teacher. He used his skills to help the young women in the program tell their own stories. “His becoming

Slain journalist James Foley in Syria, 2012. Another UMass alumnus, Peter Theo Curtis ’00PhD (Peter Theophilus Eaton Padnos), was released in late August after being held hostage for nearly two years by the Syrian political group Jabhat AlNusrah.


Remembering Jim

a reporter is not strange at all in that context,” reflects Tzivia Gover, Foley’s supervisor. “He had such a rapport with students,” she recalls. Adds Ann Teschner ’84, the center’s executive director: “He was bright, really perceptive of nuances.” The sphere of Foley’s purpose in his writing was enlarged even further by Espada’s “Poetry & Political Imagination” course and Rilla Askew’s fiction writing class, which met during the autumn of 2001. The pivotal moment of September 11 bonded Askew’s class intensely. “It made us examine the importance of what we do, and how it seemed to pale in the face of world events. But then we realized that there is a power of language in defiance of violence,” relates Foley’s classmate Ben Balthaser ’03G. “There was an urgency about Jim’s writing,” says Erin White ’04G. “Writing always answers basic questions of life. He wanted to ask those questions of people who live on the margins. He wanted to be a witness. He wanted to feel like part of the world.” All of Foley’s friends recall his acts of kindness and love. Holland recounts the time he tipped a basketball in for her at a driveway party. Yago Cura ’02G tells how Foley drove him all the way to JFK airport and back in Foley’s old teal Honda Accord on only the remnants of brake pads. So what do you take from the ending of such an incredible story, with its sorrow and purpose? “Rededicate yourself,” says Gover. “Jim was such a gentle, beautiful soul. He was not a warrior soul, not a ‘Live by the sword, die by the sword’ person. He believed that stories are worth risking your life for, in places where people have been silenced.” —Laura Marjorie Miller

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#BeTrue Thirty years of the Stonewall Center.


ICTURE THIS scenario, early April 2014: the campus’s star sophomore shooting guard comes out as the first openly gay D-I basketball player. And, as sure as the sun goes down, the Westboro Baptist community shows up on campus picketing with its hostile and damning messages. And then picture this: Over 2,300 students and members of the campus community swell the steps of the Student Union in a powerful, vocal, and united counterprotest, chanting at the top of their lungs, “Black, white, gay, straight— Love does not discriminate!” Although changes in the larger culture have contributed to this positive and supportive atmosphere around Derrick Gordon’s coming out, credit for fostering such spirit at UMass Amherst must go to the continuing efforts of the Stonewall Center, which became one of the very first three campus centers in the nation dedicated to supporting LGBTQ life when it opened its doors in 1985. And it hasn’t stopped since. Stonewall has played a pivotal role in creating UMass Amherst’s reputation of being forward-thinking and LGBTQ-friendly. For four years running, UMass has been named one of the most supportive campuses in the country by advocacy organization CampusPride. As the center nears its 30th anniversary, we can look back on how far the campus has come, and consider where it has yet to go. Named for the dem“You didn’t know where onstrations in the gay community prompted you fit in, or what was by a police raid of the Stonewall Inn in Greengoing to happen.” wich Village in 1969, the Stonewall Center evolved out of the Program for GLB Concerns in the early 1980s, a closet office without a space for students to hang out, but a beginning nonetheless. Once Stonewall was launched with its own office, it quickly evolved into a combination of a social hub and refuge for students: a place for them to get reset before reengaging the heteronormative outside world. Campus and the culture at large were much different places pre-Stonewall and in the cen-


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ter’s early years. “In the early 1980s,” says Genny Beemyn, director of the Stonewall Center, “it was not safe to be out in a residence hall. People received death threats. It was really uncomfortable to be there.” Even in the late 1980s, “coming out was very different,” relates Kelly Garrett ’91, ’97G. “You didn’t know where you fit in, or what was going to happen. Remember that during that time we had no Internet, no information, and not a lot of representation in pop culture.” On campus, recalls Garrett, “A third of people were homophobic, a third were kind of, ‘eh,’ and the other third were supportive. But you heard openly homophobic things all the time. And culturally it was still a gossipy and taboo subject.” When Garrett realized she was a lesbian during her sophomore year, she struggled academically and personally. She had her own misconceptions about what it was like to be gay. Once she finally got up the nerve to enter the center, her confidence and sense of self began to rise, due to the deep resources of materials and support Stonewall offered. Stonewall’s programming by then-director Felice Yeskel ’91EdD (d. 2011), a mixture of LGBTQ speakers, performers, and comedians, as well as any and all relevant films, was a crucial source of support for LGBTQ students desperately thirsting to see themselves reflected at a public level. “There were no public role models that we knew of,” says Garrett, “so when you met people who were living openly gay lives and they were fine and successful, you were so grateful.” In the early years of its existence, Stonewall had its work cut out for it. Garrett recalls “Straight Pride” rallies being held in 1990 and 1991 by the Republican Club and Young Americans for Freedom, and students expressed antigay sentiment by storming an academic class screening a documentary about Harvey Milk. Stonewall has gone a long way to converting that climate to one that is supportive. It was a force behind establishing Spectrum Floor in 1992, a residential community for LGBTQ students and their allies now located in Baker Hall. Campus now features gender-inclusive bathrooms, and students have the right to change their name and gender identity in campus records while they are enrolled. Now, sexual orientation is a non-issue, Beemyn says, noting that students have become more supportive even in the eight years since becoming director. An accepting culture is all current students have known, with ten years of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. “More

people are out now as gay, lesbian, or bisexual, so most heterosexual people know someone who is ‘out’ to them,” notes Beemyn. Yet the need for education still exists. “Now we have microaggressions, instead of outright hate crimes,” says Beemyn, referring to incidents of unintentional exclusion, where people are rendered invisible through assumptions or subtle, invalidating insults. And although many students are now out in high school, there are some who still struggle due to their cultural or family background. So the center started a coming out group in 2013-14, which has already been frequented by 30 people in its first year. Stonewall continues to offer ally trainings for officers and student leaders, and to all RAs. Administrators visibly support the LGBTQ community at high levels. And the center’s Speakers’ Bureau, which travels to different states, can’t keep up with the demand for its services: speakers from the bureau were on fifty different panels in the 2013-14 academic year. Other cumulative factors are also contributing to the shift of culture at UMass Amherst: “When we attract out students who hear that UMass is such a great place to be,” says Beemyn, “that serves a passive education function by improving the climate of the campus.” The next frontier, holds Beemyn, is transgender issues: making a difference in attitudes, and teaching others how to be allies to trans people. Also needed are mechanisms to track retention and academic success of LGBTQ students. So with all this rapid evolution, where will Stonewall be in another 30 years? “I expect that we will be laughing at old attempts to enforce a gender binary,” reflects Beemyn. “Trans rights will be a ‘duh’ issue. We will have a myriad of new categories for people who don’t fit into the old binary.” “Even in thirty years we will still be speaking of a marginalized population,” conjectures Beck Bailey ’14G, former president of OUT@Isenberg and now deputy director of employee engagement at the Human Rights Campaign. “There is the micro-UMass level and then there is the macro, societal level. It takes a long time for a culture to change. We will still need Stonewall to exist to uphold and uplift different gender orientations beyond the binary view. For the younger generations, their view of gender is much more fluid and college has always been a place for selfexploration. We still need to educate people in order to create a safe place for self-discovery and expression.” Kelly Garrett remembers her experiences as

a student with the Stonewall Center fondly. She is now the first full-time director of the LGBTQ Center at Brown University, a position she has held for ten years. And remember those Straight Pride rallies back in the 1990s? It was actually the surge of support Garrett felt from her peers in the campus community that gave her the courage to announce publicly who she really authentically was, when she came out in front of a huge crowd that had gathered at a “Speak Out Against Intolerance” counter-rally. “I’m glad I was at UMass at that time in my life,” she says, “because it was a great place to come out.” —Laura Marjorie Miller

The campus response to Derrick Gordon’s coming out was the result of decades of evolution.

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Office Hours

Will This Be on the Test? Testing expert Stephen Sireci fields some tough questions.


HE THOUGHT of Stephen Sireci’s profession might make your palms sweat. He’s a psychometrician, an expert in the science of educational and psychological measurement. Helping educators across the country improve testing practices is the goal of the College of Education’s Center for Educational Assessment, where Sireci is co-director. As a father of three boys, ages 17, 14, and 10, Sireci also has a personal interest in making testing better. High-stakes tests are under fire from many teachers and parents. What’s going on? No one likes tests, but saying you’re against testing is like saying you’re against information. Teachers and educators need tests to chart student learning and, as a parent, having some external measurement of your child’s progress aside from what your teacher is telling you is really very valuable. The problem is not the tests; the problem is something bigger. What is the problem? The whole idea that we are going to hold teachers responsible for how students do on tests worries me. Policymakers are using tests for purposes they have not been validated for. Instead of criticizing tests, educators should be ensuring that curriculum, instruction, and assessment align. Are there good test-takers and poor test-takers? I think so, but what we teach here at UMass is how to construct tests that are not going to measure “test-wiseness” but instead measure whether or not you’ve mastered a concept.


Is the MCAS [the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System] a good test? MCAS is seen across the country as a model test. It had high standards from the beginning and provides a lot of useful information to parents, teachers, and education policy makers. The MCAS score reports are great; I’ve enjoyed getting them for my sons. What I don’t like is the inclusion of student growth percentiles,


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which purport to measure individual academic growth from year to year, in the score reports. They are really hard to understand and extremely unreliable. We need to guard against using them inappropriately. Has increased testing changed the educational experience for kids? One of the things that concerns me is that the pressure high-stakes testing puts on teachers and principals has trickled down to the kids. Instead of seeing test results as “punishment,” we should view them as information teachers can use to improve their teaching. If the process is right the test results will help inform instruction, so the teachers can then modify what they’re doing to have better outcomes for their students. What do you tell your kids on MCAS mornings? Don’t worry about it. This test has no consequence for you until 10th grade. Just try your best. More colleges are making admissions testoptional. Is this the wave of the future? No. Colleges have so many applicants that they need the information these tests provide to help sort them out. Saying you’re test optional is a little bit of a game. If you apply to one of these schools and did well on your SATs, you’re going to submit your scores. If you didn’t do well you’re not going to submit them. The schools know that and they still review scores for the students who submit them. There’s a difference between not requiring the SAT and not using the SAT. What do you think about the planned changes to the SAT? The goal is to use the SAT to measure important skills that are not coachable and that’s a good thing. But there’s a misperception that somehow a new test will result in higher scores. The truth of the matter is the SAT is what we call a “normreferenced test,” which ranks you according to how your score compares to others. So no matter how they change the test, the average score is still going to be 500. Aren’t some test questions biased against women and minorities? That’s a pretty old criticism. You’d have to work hard these days to create a biased test. The moment an item is written it’s reviewed by content people, and then it goes to sensitivity review, where people who represent various constituen-

cies, such as different ethnic groups, make sure there’s nothing offensive. After we pilot test items we do statistical analyses to check for any bias. Multiple-choice questions seem awfully old school. Why are we still asking them? Isn’t it sad? We’ve got all this technology but multiple choice remains popular because you can measure a lot of content in a short amount of time. How can we make tests better? I would like to see tests that students would be as excited to take as they are to play Xbox. Right now, assessment gives test-takers no flexibility— here’s item one, now you can move along to item two. In video games, you can take side trips to get better with tutoring. You can choose which character you want to be, you can stop and read text or watch video. I’d like to see technology being used in this way to better integrate instruction and assessment. I would like to see people more engaged in the testing experience and realize that they’re going to get something out of it. The opportunity is there if we look outside our current model. Is testing by No. 2 pencil going away? I hope so. One of the biggest disappointments of PARCC [the new multi-state test aligned with the Common Core State Standards] is that while it is a computer test, there is a paper option. That is going to allow the perpetuation of a technology gap across schools. The states should ensure “No one likes tests, that all schools have the but saying you’re resources for computerbased testing. It can be against testing is like done; the city of Los saying you’re against Angeles bought each student an iPad last fall.


Are you a good test-taker? I was pretty average on my SATs and I didn’t do great on my GREs. Tests have under-predicted for me personally, which is one of the reasons why I’m a big testing critic. I’m not someone who went into testing because I loved taking tests. What was the last test you took? Probably a driving test. We’re testing everybody these days except psychometricians.

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Sports Minutes

Fabian Hoeller

Fabian Hoeller From the German Football League to the FBS.


ABIAN HOELLER, a sophomore offensive lineman for the Minutemen from Roesrath, Germany, grew up playing soccer and didn’t get his first taste of American style football until he was 15 years old. His physical education teacher wanted to make the class more interesting and introduced flag football. He invited the head coach from the Cologne Falcons, an American football program in the German Football League, to help organize the class. “I was immediately attracted to it,” says Hoeller. “We played a little bit and they showed us some things we could do to play it in school. I liked the plays and tactics and wanted more.” “I was always pretty big and had been playing soccer for 13 years. To get an opportunity to play another sport was pretty interesting to me,” he


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says. “And it was a sport where I have the size, I could do it.” The Falcons’ coach invited him for a visit to take a look at a practice and see how the program worked. Hoeller quickly got his chance. Before he turned 16 he was playing on the Falcons under-19 team. “I was pretty young, but there was never a problem with the older players,” he says. After three years in the youth league he moved up for one year with the over-19 players in the second highest division in Germany. In his four years in the German Football League, he played every position on the offensive line, was named an All GFL selection all four years, was team captain two years and was named to the German National team twice. His coach, David Odenthal, who had played college football at the University of Toledo, saw Hoeller’s potential and urged him to consider playing in the United States. He helped him compile a highlight tape and sent it to several Division 1 coaches and former players he knew in the United States. He received responses from Wyoming and Rutgers and committed to Wyoming. Although it eventually didn’t work out for him at Wyoming or Rutgers, the quarterback coach at Rutgers was a friend of then UMass coach Charley Molnar and sent Hoeller’s tape and information along to UMass. Molnar was highly interested in the six-foot-three, 295-pound offensive lineman and eagerly brought him to UMass. As a freshman Hoeller saw action at tackle, left guard, and center in 12 games. This season he has solidified his role in Coach Mark Whipple’s offense as starting left guard. He is majoring in microbiology and looking toward a career in cancer research.

Kim Pierre-Louis Last year’s leading scorer looks forward to final season.


HEN KIM PIERRE-LOUIS first visited the UMass Amherst campus, she knew right off that it was the place for her. “It was such a great experience,” she says. “I loved how everything looked — the new rec center, how big the campus is. It was a real attraction to me.” Plus, it was closer to her hometown of Ottawa, Canada, than Bowling Green and Duquesne, the other


colleges she was looking at. she had a natural knack for The match has been a good scoring,” says head coach Shaone, as the six-foot senior power ron Dawley. “But she needed forward looks ahead to her final to work on her conditioning, season for the Minutewomen footwork, and defense. She basketball team, after a stellar would come in off the bench season last year where she led and provide a scoring spark, the team in points (406) and but would frequently get into average points per game (13.1). foul trouble.” While basketball has been Pierre-Louis successher first love since eighth grade fully made the transition from — she got turned on to the bench player to consistent sport after attending a summer scorer and team leader last basketball camp at the suggesyear. She gives credit to her tion of her track coach — she conditioning coaches who was a versatile all-round athlete helped her work herself into for the Golden Bears at Saint better condition. “It has really Paul Catholic high school made a difference,” she says. “In Kim Pierre-Louis where she was twice named my freshman year I played by female athlete of the year, and MVP of her basusing my strength and pushing people around. ketball team her freshman and senior years. She But I have lost a lot of weight and I can’t throw was also MVP of her track team and her touch my weight around anymore. I am quicker, I can football team, which she quarterbacked for four play more minutes, and I shoot more jumpers years. If that wasn’t enough, she also played rugby and driving layups.” and, looking for something new, tried out for Coach Dawley concurs, “Kim is one the stronwrestling as a senior. “I ended up being good at it gest and quickest post players I have ever coached. and won the city championship,” she says. This season she will be playing a lot of minutes “When Kim came to UMass as a freshman, and we expect her to score a boatload of points.”

Soccer Coach Sam Koch Passes Away Veteran coach was the program’s winningest.


AM KOCH came to UMass in 1991 to coach men’s soccer for what was planned to be the final year of the program. Koch had other ideas in mind, and his stay was

much longer, 23 years in fact, and not only is he credited for saving the program, but also for helping to make it one of the top teams in New England. Sam Koch died July 20 following a two-year battle with cancer. “We have lost a great coach and friend with Sam’s passing,” said John McCutcheon, UMass director of athletics. “His wonderful spirit and caring way will be missed by all of us and we are grateful to have had Sam in our lives.” In his 23 seasons at UMass Koch compiled a 222-182-45 record, advancing to the NCAA postseason three times (2001, 2007, and 2008), including the 2007 NCAA T H O M K E N D A L L ’9 3

College Cup Semifinals. In addition to the NCAA tourney success, the Minutemen won four regularseason Atlantic 10 titles and two A-10 Tournament titles. Koch recorded 13 winning seasons with five-straight from 1999-2003, was named the A-10 Coach of the Year four times and New England Coach of the Year in 1992.

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Research Notebook

Driving High Discouraging facts about young men, cannabis, and cars.


TTITUDES ABOUT drinking and driving have changed over the past couple of decades, but the myth persists that driving after

using marijuana is safe, reports Professor Jennifer Whitehill of Public Health and Health Sciences. Whitehill and her co-researchers surveyed incoming freshmen at the University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. They found that underage male college students who report using marijuana in the month before they were surveyed had a high prevalence of driving under its influence and of riding with a marijuana-using driver, at a rate more than double that of driving or riding after alcohol use. Among other things, this study found that among marijuana-using students, 44 percent of males and 9 percent of females drove after using the drug, and 51 percent of males and 35 percent of females rode as a passenger with a marijuanausing driver. Says Whitehill: “We’ve done a good job in public health with messages about the risks of driving after alcohol use. Clearly the idea not to drink and drive has come through for these students, because we found only 7 percent engage in that behavior. But our study suggests we must do better when it comes to marijuana.”

Inspired by Origami Background: An origami pattern called Miura-ori was the key to showing that exotic materials can be formed from traditional materials simply by altering microscopic structure.


HE INTRICATE beauty of origami intrigues many people, but UMass physicist Christian Santangelo and his fellow scientists see paper folding as a framework for groundbreaking

mechanical metamaterial design. Santangelo, with physicist Arthur Evans, polymer scientist Ryan Hayward, and others at Cornell and Western New England University, is using origami-based folding methods for “tuning” the fundamental physical properties of any type of thin sheet, which may eventually lead to development of molecular-scale machines that could snap into place and perform mechanical tasks. Santangelo explains that active materials can change their shape, size, and/or physical properties with changes in temperature, pressure, electro-magnetic fields, or other aspects of their environment. With such materials, researchers may be able to create entire structures and systems out of single pieces that are flexible, elastic, and resilient. Origami-inspired science has already been used in space to launch satellites with solar arrays that can be unfolded using only a few small motors at the edges.

Diagnosing diseases with a quick and easy breath test.


YAL GERECHT ’94G, ’98PhD, a former UMass researcher, has received a U.S. patent for technology that could lead to a rapid, accurate breath test that can detect the presence of a wide range of diseases, including cardiac disease, diabetes, and cancer, by the smell of a patient’s breath. Gerecht invented the technology at UMass and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The patent is based on a process known as “chirp-pulse terahertz spectroscopy.” It uses terahertz magnetic waves to identify molecules, in particular volatile organic compounds, in a gas. Gerecht co-founded TeraBAT, Inc., in Boulder, Colorado, in 2010, and with the help of the UMass Amherst Technology Transfer Office, completed the long patent process in July. TeraBAT will develop the device with the medical device manufacturer HEI, Inc. In five or 10 years, Gerecht believes, many diseases will be diagnosed and monitored via a patient’s breath rather than blood.

Nano News Scientists from multiple fields— and firefighters—had a hand in a nanoparticle breakthrough.



N INFRARED camera on loan from the Amherst Fire Department helped UMass Amherst researchers with the persistent detective work critical to a breakthrough in nanoscience. A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists, and others have developed a technique for controlling molecular assembly of nanoparticles over multiple length scales that should allow faster, cheaper, more ecologically friendly manufacture of organic photovoltaics and other electronic devices. The new method should reduce the time nano manufacturing firms spend in trial-and-error searches for materials to make electronic devices such as solar cells, organic transistors, and organic light-emitting diodes. Lead investigator, chemist Dhandapani Venkataraman, credits organic materials chemist

In the Belly of the Whale What they eat reveals a complex planetary tale.


HAVE KIND OF an unusual ability.... I can identify cephalopod species by their beaks,” confesses UMass Amherst marine ecologist Michelle Staudinger ’10PhD. Staudinger, an assistant professor of environmental conservation, is using that unique gift to study the diets of two very rare sperm whale species that swim off the southeast coast of the United States, establishing baseline data for scientists to learn how climate change, fishing, and pollution are altering the animals’ environment and food sources. Staudinger analyzed the stomach contents of pygmy and dwarf sperm whales. And while their style of foraging for prey may not be as dramatic as their 60-foot cousin’s legendary battles with giant squid, these smaller sperm whales share a taste for cephalopods: whales in the genus Kogia feed almost exclusively on beaked squid. Their stomachs digest the squids’ soft bodies, but not their hard beaks. The pygmy sperm whale’s belly revealed a greater diversity of prey than the dwarf sperm whale because the pygmy whale’s slightly larger size allows it to dive deeper. If food resources shift or grow limited, the pygmy sperm whales could forage across a wider range of their habitat. “This work gives us an idea of their ecological niche and requirements in the current environment,” says Staudinger. “If there are changes in the environment or their prey, we can better anticipate the potential impacts.”


Exhale Slowly

Tim Gehan and device physicist Monojit Bag with making the crucial observations needed to get past roadblocks in the experiments. Gehan and Bag used an infrared camera from the Amherst Fire Department to pinpoint some problem hot spots on a device.

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Fable Makers

Meet the artists and engineers behind your screens.


By Laura Marjorie Miller

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T COULD HAPPEN while standing on the subway platform. Or while riding the bus. Or in line at the supermarket. Or at your desk in the middle of a long afternoon…. You open your computer or mobile device, and before you know it you are sucked into an alternate reality—the fascinating world of a computer game. If you see someone intently tapping on her smartphone or iPad in any of these situations, there’s a high probability that she is at that very moment engaging a make-believe world. Games are a ubiquitous part of our contemporary landscape—a fun addiction for some, an annoyance for others, with 25 percent of the U.S. population playing a game on a social network at least once a month. But what makes a video game so addictive? These diverting little portals are actually intersections of human psychology, technology, and interactive art, collaborative creations of computer engineers, illustrators, sound technicians, and graphic designers. Who better to ask about the process than the two founders of a thriving start-up game studio who also happen to be two UMass alumni? With backgrounds in computer science and art, Aaron St. John ’03, ’05G and Paul Hake ’04 founded HitPoint in 2008. The two met while St. John was still at UMass and Hake a contract game designer for Hasbro. A level up and a year later, the two were sharing an office in Greenfield, each with his own company, working on their own projects but also passing projects back and forth. They

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finally merged, establishing their start-up company in a tobacco barn in Hatfield. Needing more space for their 33-employee-and-growing operation, they recently moved HitPoint to Amherst, in a connecting suite of offices just down the road from campus, downstairs from the headquarters of UMass magazine. HitPoint began by creating for clients—standard games as well as both promotional, Flashbased viral marketing “advergames,” such as one for Axe body spray. But as St. John and Hake realized that they were good at creating content on their own, they began making original games. HitPoint now boasts a wide-ranging portfolio: from downloadable games like Disney Fairies: Hidden Treasures and Adera (the top-selling game for Windows 8) to mobile games like Seaside Hideaway and the studio’s latest, Fablewood. The games HitPoint designs differ from traditional, retaildistributed games that require a console or special equipment to play. They are games people play live on their computer over the Internet or download as apps. These portals have opened up an entirely new demographic of gaming: namely, women. While men have tended to gravitate to console systems like Xbox, women prefer a more convenient access to games woven into

their busy daily lives. Any media form must understand its target audience to succeed, and games are no exception. According to Hake and St. John, women and men in general approach game play rather differently. Men like head-on conflict, for example. Women, on the other hand, will “bail” if a game becomes too hard too quickly, yet they will also leave play if it bores them. So HitPoint designers must create games that are both compelling and easy to access, while maintaining a rhythm that causes the player to feel both successful and challenged: what Hake calls an alternation of “success/grind/success.” Games have to lure you in the front door, so they have to be fairly easy to get into, but then make you want to repeat play. “A successful game creates a sense of ownership in the player,” adds Hake. “It should make you grind [i.e., perform repetitive actions] a little bit” and then reward you. Fablewood, a visually lush paracosm that melds the worlds of multiple fairy tales, creates its sense of ownership by asking the player/protagonist to “write herself into” the story, using enchanted ink to unlock scenes that have been frozen by a villain named Gideon. As she finds hidden objects in the seven dwarfs’ bedroom or at the mad tea party, she is rewarded by building up her own self-customizable fantasy forest. But what draws a player into the realm of a game in the first

Fablewood’s characters are both attractive and not too serious: Alice, for example, is “somewhat of a ditz,” says Wasielewski. “It’s fun to design a character who has problems. Nobody wants a perfect character. They want somebody with foibles, that they can relate to.”


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place? A sign hangs in the HitPoint studios: Make the first 30 minutes sexy. Make the first 2 minutes DAMN sexy. At the beginning of a game is a two-minute “hot zone” during which a player will either stay or leave. The choice she makes depends on a variety of elements. A game has to be as seductive as possible to its particular audience: luring players in, maintaining their interest throughout play, and keeping them coming back for more. Each stage of the creation is critical, and just like hunting for hidden objects, some clues may be found on every level. After Hake and St. John originate the idea for the game, or, since Fablewood is episodic, an individual episode, comes the stage of game design. Think of design as the guts of game planning: the first level of creation, with the roughest ideas of style and narrative. Designer Connor Norman writes new content for HitPoint’s games: a process that has a time element. Since Fablewood is ongoing and open-ended, Norman must think as far as two years down the road, figuring out how long it will take an average user to get through new content between episodes. This involves knowing the cadences of an average user, and how far she usually gets in a session (Norman contrasts average users to “maxers” who try to get through a game as quickly and efficiently as possible) and using those cadences to extrapolate time frames. Norman also looks to user feedback from past Fablewood episodes to decide what elements to keep in the game and which to strip out: “What do people like, or not like? You can make it more manageable, or edge it out,” he says. “We are always trying to make it more streamlined.” Streamlining must be balanced with a consistent aesthetic that becomes the game’s signature visual tone. After Norman has roughed out the plot with Hake and St. John, he brings those early descriptions to Peter Wasielewski, HitPoint’s art director, who will establish locations and concepts, create mock-ups of scenes within the game, and decide on an overall style. For Fablewood, Wasielewski chose a “very pretty style” that was charged with light, evocative of the work of painter Thomas Kinkade. He wanted to create a “twilight aspect” of being in between worlds. He made the characters flat, in an art nouveau style with heavy line work, so they would contrast, but lit with similar effects. Fablewood’s characters are both attractive and not too serious: Alice, for example, is “somewhat of a ditz,” says Wasielewski. “It’s fun to design a character who has problems. Nobody wants a perfect character. They want somebody with foibles, that they can relate to.” Wasielewski then takes the scene, including sketched-in UIs (user interfaces: the pop-up items on the screen that aren’t part of the gameworld) to Hake, St. John, and Norman. “We mock up everything so we have an example of everything a player could see,” says Wasielewski. There might be 100 different art iterations for all the possible outcomes of player decisions in one scene alone. All the elements in one frame have to be able to fit on a spritesheet—a space-saving collection of graphic images—and be stylistically consistent. Unlike makers of games that come on disks, designers and art directors of online games must grapple with the obstacle of download time—the longer it takes to download content, the more likely people are to grow impatient and leave play. “Thirty seconds is an acceptable download time before people bail,” says Wasielewski, “so we have to make it as pretty as possible with as few images as possible.” These limita-

The tableaux in Fablewood, such as the Dwarven Cottage, above, reflect the contributions of multiple engineers, programmers, and artists at different stages. Each scene conceals 70 to 80 hidden objects.

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tions of physics make game developers expert problem-solvers. In the supersonically paced world of game creation, Wasielewski can produce a scene sketch on demand inside of 15 minutes, and then convey it to Fablewood’s world-builder: ISO artist Jay Zak. ISO is short for isometric. Zak is responsible for rendering two-dimensional scenes and props in the Fablewood world so that they look three-dimensional. An ISO builder is a combination engineer, lighting mechanic, interior designer, and photographer, rendering virtual “wire frames”—polygonal models of all the assets within a scene—and then fleshing that framework out using lighting, color, and texture. Immense attention to detail goes into this stage: colors draw the eye in, or lead it away. In a scene of King Arthur’s battle tent, Zak uses different woods for a table and a treasure chest. “Texture helps sell it,” he says. Zak does multiple paintovers and lighting passes, bringing out cracks and crevices and creating the overall feeling of a scene in a methodical process. “It’s 80 percent work, 20 percent finesse,” he says. Zak passes the tableau to scene artist and animator Audrey Condon ’11, whose Photoshop paintovers make each scene “pop” with a more painterly feel. Then it moves to art tech Maya Gounard who, like a postmodern Easter bunny, stashes objects in all the scene’s nooks and crannies. Gounard has her work cut out for her: each scene in Fablewood conceals between 70 and 80 hidden objects, coded as “assets,” separate from their background environment. After Gounard has tucked all the objects away (some of them cleverly in plain view), Condon imports the objects into AfterEffects, animating each object individually. Since she is limited by how much information the spritesheet can hold, Condon says, “It becomes a bit of a game to see how far I can push each scene to utilize each pixel to the fullest and get the most animations in as possible.” Afterward the two office mates tend to any glitches that might surface. Now comes the moment the fairy tale turns into code. “Programming is so hard to discuss” with non-programmers, says programmer Kevin Kohler, ’04, ‘07G. If Zak is the world-builder, Kohler is the world-realizer: he breaks the game down to a level of reality in which no


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“Users don’t behave the way you think they are going to behave,” explains retention manager Frances Morrison, “so you have to see all the possible options.”

action, no object is taken for granted. “It’s very finicky, precise work,” he says. “Most of my time is for tracking and bug fixes.” He also compresses information so that it will fit into the finite memory of mobile devices. As you may imagine, most bugs in games occur at the programming level. The HitPoint team has learned what makes a game successful largely through intuition, experience, and daily monitoring of their walls on social networks. But they still rigorously test their games before launch. First the game is field-tested through focus groups of the targeted demographic, to see where players may get stuck or slow down, and whether the game tutorials are effective. And then comes the much-anticipated launch week. “Launch week,” confesses Wasielewski, “is a nightmare.” Weeks of coding and art is loaded onto test servers, and then the whole staff plays the new installment for hours—a grueling, up-til-2 a.m. ordeal. This testing process involves trying to “break the game,” in the words of user acquisition and retention manager Frances Morrison. “Users don’t behave the way you think they are going to behave,” she explains, “so you have to see all the possible options.” And even then, someone will always surprise you. “Humans are troublemakers. They are a living beast. It’s hard

why they leave, so that the game can be refined to keep them returning to its artful alternate reality. HitPoint prides itself on continually improving its games rather than just letting them lapse after launch; Hake and St. John use the information from community support to keep their staff evolving games so that they actually get better than they were when they started. “Most games spike, and then fall off,” says Hake. “But Seaside [Seaside Hideaway, Fablewood’s immediate predecessor] has actually grown.” The finished product of Fablewood or any game is an artwork of moving pieces, the culmination of the contributions of many dedicated, hyperintelligent people. Regardless of the medium, says Wasielewski, “Art is art.” And in the history of art, it is a relatively new art form, and one with a purpose. “The ultimate goal,” says Morrison, “is to get users to engage the game and have fun.”

To play Fablewood type it into your Facebook search bar or search for Fablewood in the Apple App Store to play on your iPad.


to keep them in a game space,” muses Wasielewski. So the staff stays up grinding the new installment—doing minute actions over and over again, many, many times—looking for bugs, trying to figure out every squirrelly thing a user could do in a scene and how the game will respond. Since the studio launches new episodes every two weeks, HitPoint is always in the process of creating and refining content. The constant iteration and review, lengthy processes that involve these long, late, grindy hours, require dedication from the staff. “Because of the demands of the job, you have to be passionate,” says game producer Barbara Rotundo. “It’s very long, very dedicated work,” agrees Morrison. “Most people don’t understand the work that goes into it.” After the game is launched, Morrison tracks players like a field biologist from a silent blind in the wild. Facebook provides her with the relevant analytics to understand the audience demographics. Certain events in the game act as transects to measure the duration and cadences of game play. “It’s cool to see how many people are playing the game at any one time, and how many people are engaged in the forums,” she says. Morrison’s findings help game designers like Norman streamline the flow of players into the game, and understand

The imaginations behind Fablewood, from left: Frances Morrison, Jay Zak, Kevin Kohler, ’04, ’07G, Peter Wasielewski, and Audrey Condon ’11. fall 2014


Our Campus Renaissance


HIEF METAWAMPE is seeing a lot more students this year and thousands of students are laying eyes on Metawampe, many for the first time. Days before the start of the new academic year, the bronze statue of the campus icon was brought from storage to a new place of prominence at the north end of Campus Pond outside the new Integrative Learning Center. As classes change, some 2,000 students stream into the new building and 2,000 students stream out. Many head from the new academic building for a bite to eat at the nearby newly renovated 850-seat Blue Wall in the Campus Center. This swirl of student life—walkers, skateboarders, and cyclists—is just what campus planners dreamed of when they completed their 2012 master plan. Said Juanita Holler, associate vice chancellor for facilities and campus services, “One of our top priorities was to create something the campus has long been missing—a vibrant, active core.” The Integrative Learning Center is just the latest in an ongoing campus renaissance that started with the construction of


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the North Residential Area in 2006 and has accelerated since. Over the past decade, UMass Amherst has had $1.4 billion in new construction and renovations. It isn’t that the campus has expanded, but it has been filled in; there’s more to UMass Amherst and as always, old buildings are juxtaposed with the new. Major 21st-century projects have included the Studio Arts Building (2008), Recreation Center (2010), and the George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Band Building (2011). There are spectacular new buildings for science teaching and research: the Integrated Sciences Building (2009) and the Life Science Laboratories (2013). Skinner Hall was remade for modern nursing instruction in 2009. And new this year is the Football Performance Center and the Martin and Richard Jacobson Press and Skybox Complex at McGuirk Alumni Stadium. The largest addition to campus is the seven-building Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community, completed one year ago and home to 1,500 students. The students who attend classes here and live in the residence halls on Common-

What are we building next? By Patricia Sullivan Photos by John Solem

wealth Avenue bring fresh activity to the campus core. Smaller enhancements, too, have enlivened campus: Southwest has greener and friendlier pedestrian routes; the renovation of the Hampshire Dining Commons turned it into a model for sustainable eating; a disc golf course on Orchard Hill brings action to the hillside; the concourse of the Campus Center has been transformed from hard and gloomy gray to a warm, welllit and inviting space. The 2008 Central Heating Plant and the 2011 Police Station have made the campus more energy efficient and secure. And, below ground, the recently completed $10 million central campus infrastructure project will improve essential steam, water, sanitary, storm, electrical, telephone and data service. Says Holler, “No one will see it, but we’ll all benefit from it.” More development is on the way; the capital plan for 20142018 calls for an additional $1.4 billion in improvements. “The projects on the drawing board,” says Holler, “look to make the most of our campus from the standpoint of the highest and best

use of the available sites.” Those new projects will include renovation and expansion of the venerable 1885 South College academic building. A new Integrated Design Building will bring together Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Architecture, and Building and Construction Technology. A new physical sciences building will focus on chemistry and physics. Furcolo Hall and Mark’s Meadow will be renovated for the College of Education. And the Champions Center training facility for the men’s and women’s basketball teams is under construction next to the Mullins Center. The change in the works closest to the heart of many alumni will be the long-awaited renovations to the Old Chapel, recently nominated for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. It will become a community showcase that hosts performances, lectures, meetings, and exhibits. “The chapel is a jewel in the center of campus,” says Holler. “Recent graduates who have never been inside as well as older graduates with fond memories of the place are excited about bringing it back.” fall 2014



Marching Band Building, 2011

Recreation Center, 2010

Site of the Football Performance Center, 2014

Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community, 2013


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New on the Map

Integrated Sciences Building, 2009 (above) and Life Science Laboratories, 2013

Orient yourself with the landmark pond and discover some of the big changes on campus.

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The new Integrative Learning Center has plenty of room for solo study and group projects. “We’re absolutely giddy about this space,” says Erica Scharrer, chair of the communication department.

What’s New in the New Classrooms?


HE MOST RADICAL CHANGE in classroom design during the first 150 years of UMass Amherst’s history was when the whiteboard supplanted the blackboard. The newest classrooms on campus take a great leap forward; they’re loaded with the latest interactive instructional technology. The new Integrative Learning Center is home to communication, journalism, linguistics, and film studies as well as classrooms for use by many disciplines. The building boasts all of today’s essentials—a plethora of video screens, power sources for students’ indispensable laptops, and Wi-Fi—and more. • Classrooms have wall-mounted cameras for distance learning. One classroom even has microphones mounted on its desks. A student can push a button on the microphone before speaking and the distance-learning camera will swivel to focus on that student.


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• In “turn-in/turn-out” rooms, students can either wheel their chair up to a center table and interact with their classmates and instructor, or wheel their chair around to work independently at a computer station facing the wall. • The new building has three media viewing rooms: two for film studies, one for the communication department. • Broadcast studio and control room and video production and post-production facilities for the communication department. • Broadcast studio, editing labs, computer rooms, and more for the journalism department. • State-of-the-art labs for linguistics. • Five high-tech, team-based learning classrooms with computer and video equipment.

Green on Top: The Integrative Learning Center has the first green roof on campus, planted with several different varieties of sedum and grasses to withstand harsh weather. Rain and snow will filter through the soil on the roof, then out to a 15,000-gallon water tank, where it will be used to water the grounds. The green roof will keep the building cooler in summer and warmer in the winter and provide a pleasant view from surrounding buildings.


Still Blue: Even though they weren’t around for its heyday, students voted to keep the name of the Blue Wall after a $19 million renovation to the storied space in the Campus Center. The new Blue Wall has 11 themed dining stations that offer everything from gelato to tamales.

The Martin and Richard Jacobson Press and Skybox Complex gives reporters a better view of the action at McGuirk Alumni Stadium. The just-opened Football Performance Center next to McGuirk includes a strength and conditioning center, sports medicine center, auditorium, locker room, offices, and more. fall 2014


LL TRIED-AND-TRUE philanthropists know of an individual to one of its academic units, that person has to that giving to an institution of higher learnbe of standing, stature, and a level of accomplishment that will ing is a trunk from which many branches speak well to generations of students,” comments Chancellor grow. Eugene Isenberg ’50, ’00H became Kumble R. Subbaswamy. the exemplar in the history of UMass AmIsenberg’s gift helped bolster the school’s programs and herst of how to be a tree of influence. professorships. In the years after the gift, the Isenberg School Every student who graduates as an of Management rose from 78th in the Business Week rankings Isenberg Scholar, or from the Isenberg School of Management, to 36th, and is now 14th among public institutions. “Gene beor has an Isenberg professor as a mentor, graduates into a world lieved in institutional reputation,” says Mark Fuller, dean of the where he or she will affect countless others. When he passed Isenberg School of Management since 2009. “Because reputaaway in March 2014, survived by his wife, Ronnie, Isenberg left tion and the quality that drives it allows you to recruit the best his program running, as it were, so it will multiply its positive students and faculty, enhances the placement of your graduates, effects for many years. and energizes your alumni. It attracts talent at all levels that Although Isenberg earned his master’s degree in economics makes a difference.” from Princeton, he knew his financial support was needed more Isenberg Scholar Kyle Lawless ’12, of Lynnfield, Massaby his public undergraduate alma mater, to which he attributed chusetts, graduated with a bachelor’s in accounting from the his own social and profesIsenberg School while also a sional mobility. From a lowerstudent in Commonwealth middle class background in Honors College. He rememChelsea, Massachusetts, as the bers Isenberg with appreciason of a Russian immigrant tion: “Just the thought that we father, “He knew that without have this premier business his education, he would have school at the state’s flagship been nothing,” remembers campus, that has allowed Ronnie. students like me to come to “He was clearly a busiUMass and get a world-class nessman who was able to business education because forge his own path, a selfof Mr. Isenberg’s generosity, starter from the ground up,” and that we are able to have recalls Charlotte Spatcher a school in Amherst that can ’12, an Isenberg Scholar who bring so much value to the is now an account manager students in the state, makes with Ogilvy and Mather. me grateful.” By Laura Marjorie Miller Isenberg made his fortune as chairman of Nabors IndusSENBERG PRESIDED over Illustration by Steven Noble tries, a gas and petroleum the UMass Amherst Foundrilling corporation, pulling dation Board from 2003 to the company out of receiver2011, during which time he ship when he was named its also helped launch UMass RisCEO. ing, the campus’s $300 million sesquicentennial fundraising camIsenberg applied the forthright, pragmatic approach that paign. In the words of Mike Leto, vice chancellor for Developmade him a legend in the energy industry to his leadership at ment and Alumni Relations, and executive director of the UMass UMass Amherst. He helped elevate the flagship to an internaAmherst Foundation, Isenberg mobilized the board, his strong tional research presence, while renewing its identity as rooted character helping to focus and legitimize fundraising efforts. in Amherst. That was no small feat, and required a person of a Before the formation of the Foundation Board, philanthropy particular character to do. to the UMass Amherst campus was more diffuse, with fundrais“Gene had real presence as a result of the accomplishments ing routed through the UMass system’s headquarters in Boston. of his life,” asserts John Lombardi, chancellor from 2002 to The creation of the board brought the focus of philanthropy for 2007 and now director of the Center for Measuring University the commonwealth’s flagship campus back to Amherst, a move Performance, who recruited Isenberg to be head of the UMass that also required UMass Amherst to be able to tell its own story Amherst Foundation Board of Directors during the foundation’s to donors. “Nobody gives money to a system, an abstraction,” formational period. “He was entrepreneurial, risk-taking, and observes former chancellor Lombardi. “They give it to a camsmart as hell.” pus, a real thing. But first you gotta know who you are.” A strong foundation board gives an institution a platform HE SEED-SHELL of Gene Isenberg’s influence at UMass from which to have fundraising conversations with outside doAmherst burst open in 1998 when he and Ronnie made nors. For a major public research university to excel in a new ecoto the School of Management what was at that time the largest nomic climate, it could not solely rely on state support, but needcontribution from an individual in campus history. To honor its ed to rally external funding. In its first decade, the foundation benefactor’s generosity and leadership, the university gave the garnered contributions from the private sector like never before. school its new name. “Any time an institution attaches the name

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SENBERG RECOGNIZED that the contemporary world presents challenges requiring combinations of disciplinary approaches. So to drive interdisciplinary education, the Isenbergs endowed three discrete professorships: one in the School of Management, one in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and the third in the College of Engineering. The Isenberg professorships create useful, effective conduits among these schools and colleges. “The triangular relationship among teaching, research, and service allowed me to teach an experimental course on strategic management in a sustainable world, emphasizing social, environmental, and economic responsibility,” says Steven W. Floyd, Eugene M. Isenberg Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship since 2011. Floyd succeeded Søren Bisgaard, who passed away in 2009. “Ronnie and Gene wanted these positions to not just be titles,” reflects Larry Schwartz, Eugene M. and Ronnie Isenberg Professor of Integrated Science. “They were very nonprescriptive about how we fulfilled them, but they wanted us to do something new and integrated that was going to benefit the stu-

dents.” Schwartz teaches his students practical ways of bringing technology-based projects to market. “In another world, he would have been a professor himself,” says Mike Malone ’79PhD, Ronnie and Eugene Isenberg Distinguished Professor of Engineering. “He was a brilliant guy.”


S CHAIRMAN and CEO of a technology-based company, Isenberg was interested in creating a cohort of young entrepreneurs who would graduate ready to navigate the worlds of technology and business. “He believed education was the partial solution to any problem,” observes Fuller. So in the mid1990s, to allow those educational opportunities, the Isenbergs created annual renewable scholarships for outstanding graduate students at the school of management and the colleges of science and engineering, and then followed those with a second set of undergraduate scholarships for Commonwealth Honors College juniors enrolled in the Isenberg School. The scholarships set students free to concentrate deeply on their studies without fear of graduating with excessive debt. “Now that I am out in the work force, I can focus on building my career,” says Kyle Lawless. “The scholarship enabled me to do a semester abroad in Shanghai, and travel to Tibet and Hong Kong, and spend time in Chinese businesses.” Lawless now advises transactions in mergers and acquisitions at Ernst & Young. “The Isenberg program helped me think out of the traditional scientific pathway,” says Rebecca Boudreaux ’02G, ’09PhD, who studied polymer science and engineering, but now works on the business side of science as president of Oberon Fuels. Her scholarship gave her the opportunity to take businessplanning classes that helped her launch her own biotech company right out of graduate school. She and Isenberg had something in common, she says, as both were “learning the language” on the other side of the fence, whether science or commerce: “I wish I could tell him that his generosity is why I’ve ended up where I am.”


ITH THE foresight characteristic of a CEO, Isenberg saw education as a human resource that could create greatness. He modeled a style of philanthropy that was focused, purposeful, and is proving almost endlessly productive. In so doing, he required the campus to define its identity to inspire giving from outside sources. He emphasized creating alliances with the private sector, a necessity for a public university to reach excellence. He helped give an identity to the School of Management, encouraged bridging of disciplines, and empowered students and faculty to be their best. “He was always larger than life. He did things big,” says Lombardi. “He’s one of my heroes.”

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FTER 30 hours of travel, I stepped

off the small KLM Royal Dutch airplane

onto the glimmering black tarmac of the Kigali International Airport. The sticky, warm air was a drastic change from the snow and sub-zero temperatures I had left behind in Schenectady, New York. The night air smelled spicy and sweet, like burning wood and brush. As I would come to learn over the next 15 weeks, something is always burning in Rwanda.


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Story and photos by Ashley Dale

Thousand Hills A UWW student learns about peace-building from the Rwandan genocide.

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S A 31-YEAR-OLD University Without Walls student in human rights and journalism, I had chosen to take a semester away from my usual life and work to embark on a journey I had long dreamed about. I had finally made it to Rwanda, The Land of a Thousand Hills. I was anxious to take a hands-on approach to understanding one of the worst human rights atrocities of the twentieth century, the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Twenty years ago Rwanda was nearly destroyed with unprecedented speed while the international community argued over the definition of genocide and whether to take action. By the time sufficient humanitarian assistance was sent, Hutu extremists had mutilated, raped, tortured, and slaughtered over 1 million Tutsis and moderate Hutus, or Tutsi sympathizers, in just less than three months. On this journey, I joined 13 other students from various US colleges and universities. We were a diverse group with one common interest—peace-building. At times I felt disconnected from the other much younger participants, but most of the time it felt great to be surrounded by people with similar passions and reassuring to have others to help me navigate the strange and bustling city. One of the first things I noticed was how incredibly overpopulated Rwanda is, especially the capital city of Kigali where we would be living. With over 11 million people in a country the size of Maryland, getting around was a bit difficult; even walking down the sidewalks was a challenge. Riding the motorcycle taxis was prohibited by the program for safety reasons, so I traveled by foot or overcrowded bus. Rwandan buses are rickety, old, and loud and produce massive plumes of choking black exhaust as they attempt to make it up the steep hills. I usually hauled a rucksack holding my computer, battery packs, Nikon camera and extra lenses, books, and extra clothes in case I got stuck in a rainy-season downpour. Traveling by bus with a 20-pound rucksack was always an adventure and drew a lot of attention, which yielded many new friends. Connecting with the locals helped ease my nervous excitement, but I still missed the comfort and safety of my routine and questioned my strength and abilities, especially because I


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was starting my life over after a 10-year battle with addiction and alcoholism. I had dropped out of college in my home state of New Jersey, lost jobs and friends, and at one point lived out of my car. At 22, I moved to upstate New York to be closer to my twin sister and worked as a waitress, cook, house cleaner, and camp caretaker as I struggled with addiction. After six years I reconnected with my fiancĂŠ, who helped me get sober. Part of my recovery plan was to go back to school and continue pursuing career goals of becoming a human rights researcher for an organization like Human Rights Watch, and a freelance journalist and documentary photographer. In my search for the ideal school, I discovered UMass Amherst and the University Without Walls program. With a flexible online class structure and a journalism program, I knew that UWW was a perfect fit for me. I also knew that I needed international experience to advance my career goals, however as a non-traditional student, I never considered study abroad to be an option. As it turned out, I was the first UMass Amherst UWW student to be accepted into and take part in a study abroad program. With the help of grants and scholarships, including the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, I was able to embark upon an experiential form of learning I thought was available only to traditional undergraduates. My weeks in Rwanda were filled with field visits to local grassroots organizations, international non-governmental organizations, genocide memorials, and refugee settlements; it would prove to be one of the most emotional experiences of my life. Amidst the feelings of immense sadness, sorrow, anger, shame, and disgust, I had found love, hope, and resilience among the Rwandan people. One newfound friend, Fidel, was orphaned during the genocide. During our long chats, he gushed with pride about the progress he was making in school, even though at 20 years old he was taking elementary level classes geared toward children half his age. His courage and determination to make something of his life all by himself with no living family was incredibly inspiring. In class I learned about peace-building, ethnic identity, postgenocide restoration, research methods, and ethics, and took

At left, writer and photographer Ashley Dale. To comply with visa regulations, Dale’s group took a two-week trip to Uganda, where they passed through the Nakivale Refugee Settlement. Above, a child in Nakivale herds his family’s Watusi cow. fall 2014


Clockwise from top left: A Rwandan boy in traditional Intore dance attire waits his turn as he watches the other dancers perform. In the Nakivale Refugee Settlement, children take a break from filling jerry cans with clean water. A woman waits at the Mayange health center in the Millennium Village in Bugesera District, Rwanda. Innocent Nkurunziza paints in his outside studio at Inema Arts Center in Kigali, Rwanda.


S A LEADER in the study of peace and violence, UMass Amherst has been training the next generation of scholars in the science of nonviolent resistance, sending graduate students to regions of the world devastated by atrocities. Now, with a $150,000 gift from Sidney Topol ’47, more students will be able to conduct field studies on the use of nonviolent strategies to reduce conflicts. Topol, a peace and social justice activist and a pioneer in satellite communications, says his gift will create a cadre of researchers who will uncover scientific data to convince powerbrokers to promote peaceful solutions. “We have to influence diplomats and government officials that nonviolence is powerful and has been successful,” he says. With his gift, the first doctoral students will receive a stipend in the spring semester to help underwrite research in war torn or high conflict regions of the world. “We have to work to find ways to end international violence and violence in the streets of America,” explains Topol, who has also supported scholarships for

students and a distinguished lecture series. The Topol Peace Fellows will augment the work of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program, directed by Linda R. Tropp, a psychology faculty member, and Stellan Vinthagen, an internationally known Swedish peace activist and educator in conflict transformation and civil disobedience. Vinthagen is the inaugural holder of an endowed chair in the study of nonviolent direct action and civil resistance. A pair of philanthropic peace activists donated $2.5 million in 2002 to launch the peace and violence program. They have since given the campus $2.8 million to establish the endowed chair. Tropp says the peace research has the potential for profound change. “Through research, we can test systematically the psychological factors and processes that lead to violence, and conversely those that encourage perspective taking, trust, communication, and alternatives to violence as means to address conflict,” she explains. —Judith B. Cameron ’75

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During my time there, Rwanda would commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the genocide.

Kinyarwanda language classes. For me, the most important academic lesson was the pre- and post-colonial history of Rwanda and the Great Lakes region. The country has a rich history and it is necessary to understand the origins of the hatred leading up to the genocide to begin to comprehend it. My group engaged in peace circles, where we shared our experiences and feelings, an invaluable supplement to traditional lectures. I learned the importance of bearing witness and reflecting on what I had heard and seen, especially in a post-genocide environment. Living with a host family was one of the most rewarding parts of my experience abroad. It was an ideal way to better understand the Rwandan culture and learn the language. Almost every night, I sat with my host mother learning Kinyarwanda. Through our late night chats over tea and biscuits, she told me that it is of utmost importance that people be polite and hospitable to new acquaintances, especially if they are foreign. Every person I met was that way, even if they all they had to offer was the dirt on their floor as a seat and their joyful company as entertainment. I lived with a small family in comparison to the other students, some of whom lived with 15 or more family members. In a modest three-bedroom house with shiny white tile situated on top of a hill in Gisozi, a sector of Kigali’s Murambi Village in the Gasabo District, I acquired a pseudo-family. My host mother and father, two young host siblings ages three and five, and 23-year-old host sister welcomed me into their home as if I were a long-time friend with giant hugs and lots of delicious Rwandan black tea and sweet coconut tea biscuits. I enjoyed every minute of the time I spent with them, even when the children would interrupt my studies to ask if I had “beeskweets,” or cookies for them. Given the macabre nature of the country’s history and the theme of the program, some parts were difficult to bear. Rwanda is generally recognized for two things: its majestic mountain gorillas and the horrific 1994 genocide. During my time there, Rwanda would commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the genocide. During commemoration week, I was awoken in the middle of the night by blood-curdling screams coming from the surrounding streets and houses—screams from traumatized men and women who were suffering from what I can only imagine were flashbacks of their terrifying ordeals during the genocide. The other students and I visited many genocide memorial sites, including the Nyamata Genocide Memorial in Bugesera District, an eastern province of Rwanda. Here, at the site of one of the worst massacres, the remains of more than 45,000 victims are kept. The memorial is situated inside the Catholic church where more than 10,000 were slaughtered within hours. Perched high up on a wall in the dusty sanctuary, a five-foot tall statue of the Virgin Mary seemed to watch us as we walked through the church. With praying hands and a mournful face, she stared down on the rows of benches draped with tattered and bloodied clothes. I couldn’t help but picture the horrid

scene that had taken place right under her sorrowful gaze. Seeing her there evoked a flood of intense emotions and made me contemplate the nature of good and evil and the power of faith. I went inside mass graves to pay my respects and get a clearer sense of what had taken place in Rwanda 20 years ago. As I made my way down the narrow dirt staircase into the heart of the dark tomb, I choked on the overwhelming smell of stale, damp air and dirt. I was surrounded by floor-to-ceiling stacks of coffins covered in purple satin and lace, each coffin holding the remains of 100 victims. At the Ntarama Memorial, not far from Nyamata, we saw the victims up close. Old school buildings acted as makeshift mausoleums and housed whole human skeletons, including children and babies who were heinously murdered during the genocide. The bodies were preserved and laid out in lurid fashion in the twisted and helpless positions in which they had died. They were displayed for memorial and educational purposes, and as one memorial worker told me, to refute the claim of genocide deniers that the tragedy never happened. Being surrounded by that much death was so overwhelming that I became paralyzed with disbelief and angry that I couldn’t cry. I learned that when dealing with such heavy and emotionally draining material, I needed a way to release the burden from my mind. I didn’t want the nature of the material I was learning about and the things I was experiencing to hinder my recovery. However, I never once felt the urge to slip back into my addictions. Being in Rwanda and hearing the people’s stories made me realize that if they could be strong in the face of evil, then I could be strong and face my own personal demons. I felt that I didn’t have a right to be weak or feel sad in a country where so many had lost and endured so much. I immersed myself in the culture and connected with the people of Rwanda during a historical time. I gained a new appreciation for cultural discovery and simple living. I learned the art of taking cold bucket showers, usually in near darkness due to frequent power outages from electricity shortages. I became a skilled bargainer at the local markets so as not to pay ‘Muzungu’ (white person) prices. I learned to live with unfamiliar annoyances like chirping geckos, rodent-sized cockroaches, and flying termites. I tried new foods and practiced spirit-centering meditation. I learned to let go of the idea of personal space and grew accustomed to people constantly touching my arms, in awe of my tattoos, a rarity in Rwanda. Rwanda will always have a place in my heart and study abroad was without question the most enriching experience of my life. I say experience because once there, I found out that that’s what you do in Rwanda. You can’t just see it or smell it or even taste it; Rwanda won’t let you. Total immersion is the only way to fully experience this place and even then, you’ll be left wanting more. Rwanda and its people have a captivating energy that found its way into my heart and my soul, and I have been planning a way back ever since. fall 2014


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A Yank at Cambridge Claire Hopkins ’12 brings new ideas in sustainability to the old world.


Tom Klansek and Melissa Strelke on their engagement day.

Love in a Lounge Couple returns to campus for a match made in Dickinson.


OM KLANSEK ’11, ’13G couldn’t think of a more unusual or romantic place to propose marriage to Melissa Strelke ’12, ’13G than the third floor lounge of Dickinson Hall. It wasn’t exactly the charm of the utilitarian student lounge in the plain brick building on Orchard Hill that brought the room to mind, but the fact that Klansek and Strelke first met at a floor meeting there in 2008, when he was a sophomore resident assistant and she was a freshman. One Sunday in late May, a year after they both earned master’s degrees in education, Klansek brought Strelke back to Amherst from Bridgewater. He blindfolded her in Amherst Center, promising a surprise, then drove around town and campus a bit. “If I had gone straight to Orchard Hill,” he explains, “she would have felt us going up and known where we were headed.” Klansek had called campus and made a special arrangement with Residential Life, so when the couple arrived at Dickinson, employee Lynn Raskevitz was waiting to let them into the locked and empty dorm. When they exited Dickinson Strelke was wearing a diamond ring. They plan to marry next summer. —Patricia Sullivan


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ACK WHEN Claire Hopkins graduated cum laude with a double major in communication and psychology, UMass Amherst was on the cusp of marking its 150th anniversary. If that made the campus seem venerable to her then, it doesn’t now. Hopkins currently serves as coordinator of the Living Laboratory for Sustainability at England’s University of Cambridge, where the oldest buildings were erected eight centuries ago. The Living Lab has been created to improve Cambridge’s sustainability standing—and enhance its students’ ecological awareness—by putting students from diverse academic backgrounds to work on the university’s operational challenges. Hopkins helps students and faculty research sustainability and incorporate it into the university’s operations, policy, and procedures. Students propose and carry out projects directly on and with the university’s buildings, grounds, and operations—everything from one-building energy audits to investigating the thermal efficiency of specific departments. Hopkins has been getting young people fired up about sustainability since her undergraduate days. At UMass she served as student sustainability coordinator with the UMass Sustainability Initiative and secretary of sustainability for the Student Government, and was a pivotal force in mounting Earth Day celebrations, instituting the campus’s bike-share program, and in 2011 helping UMass Amherst win a prestigious Stars Award from the Association for the Advancement

Claire Hopkins on a nature walk in Scotland.

of Sustainability in Higher Education. Hopkins then went on to a fellowship at Yale University, where she helped revamp the student engagement program. “Most of what I’ve done since my time at UMass has been about helping people and the environment,” she notes. “Working with people on tackling environmental sustainability issues is what I enjoy doing and hope to do for a long time to come.” —John Sippel

Champion for a Century Ruth Loving ’87 stays inspiring and inspired at age 100. F YOU’VE sung at the Cotton Club with Duke Ellington, met Martin Luther King Jr., learned Morse Code as a member of the Women’s Defense Corps in the 1940s, been president of your local NAACP, founded and edited a newspaper, and continue to host your own radio show, wouldn’t a college degree seem anticlimactic? This year, Springfield-based civil rights advocate Ruth Loving celebrated her 100th birthday. She became the oldest-ever graduate from University Without Walls when she received her diploma in community education in 1987. The distinction of a diploma still is one of Loving’s most prized achievements:“You don’t know the feeling of holding that in your hand at 73!” As with all of her activities, Loving’s UWW tenure was inspired by a sense of social justice: “I wanted to be an example of a person who could get a college degree, to say to my friends, ‘Whatever it is you want to become, you can do it.’” Loving sees the struggle for civil rights as ongoing, and urges younger generations not to be complacent. “It’s the same thing!” she exclaims. “They’re still dragging black women and black men out of their houses to arrest them. They’re still watching you if you are in a store by yourself.” “You have legal rights! But you have to continue to fight for them. Don’t stop voting! You have six or seven Southern states doing the best they can to take those votes away. We have to work like the devil! Don’t get lazy. Money doesn’t mean anything if you don’t have rights.” Voting, to Loving, is crucial to the way a healthy society operates. “When you vote, you



are helping yourself to live and helping the guy around the corner to live. And guess what? You help yourself, because the other guy is voting too. That’s why we were put here, which is to help each other.” Loving, who was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Springfield Theological Society, draws a useful model of inspired, helpful community from her family tradition: “People need to believe in someone who can help them, someone they can’t see. We’re not singing spirituals anymore. We need those songs back again. We are always climbing Jacob’s Ladder.” Her long perspective has made Loving realistic, but also optimistic. After 100 years of life, she says, “It’s not just all the things you’ve seen, it’s all the good things that you’ve seen.” —Laura Marjorie Miller

Ruth Loving at New Africa House in July.

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Mary Stevens has been devoted to social justice since the 1960s.

Freedom Summer Mary Stevens ’63 recounts dangerous months in Mississippi.


WAS TERRIFIED THE whole time,” says Mary Stevens, recalling the summer of 1964. Stevens was a volunteer for Freedom Summer, a voter registration project that brought 700 students from around the country to join the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi. In June, Stevens journeyed from her home in Princeton, New Jersey, back to Jackson, Mississippi, to take part in the Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference. The trip spurred these memories: “In 1964, I got rides with SNCC [Student NonViolent Coordinating Committee] people down to Atlanta. From there I rode with another white gal and three black guys to Hattiesburg, Miss. Two lane east-west highway all the way. We were okay until we got to Alabama, but after that interracial cars were dangerous. So Wendy and I shrunk down on the floor in back with a blanket over us. We got out at the Freedom House (a donated family home) and we could be ourselves again. “I was placed with an older couple in the black section of town. Dirt streets, no sidewalks. Eugene and Johnnie Mae’s four-room house was old and unpainted but spotless. They were so good to me and at a huge cost to themselves. Eugene stayed up in the dark with a shotgun in his lap because of the danger. When I got to my


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room to unpack, I looked around for the light switch. Then I saw the kerosene lantern. Hmmm. A peek out the back window revealed why I hadn’t seen the bathroom. “The local ladies would cook for the 20 of us. My first taste of black-eyed peas, ham hocks and collard greens, yams, chittlins, maybe a bit of chicken in there somewhere. A big change from my Yankee upbringing on steak and potatoes with asparagus or corn on the cob. Lunch was a chance to catch up with everyone about what they were doing that day in voter registration or the Freedom Schools. “Most of us worked long hours in Freedom Schools, which were the local children’s first experiences of real education, or in the very discouraging and dangerous work of helping terrified people have the courage to register to vote. People lost their jobs, their homes, their lives for trying to register. “The murders of Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney on the first day of the project cast a pall on the whole summer but the fact that two of the victims were white northerners did capture the nation’s attention. Black people had been working and suffering for freedom for decades, but up to that point it was seen as just a Southern Problem and little progress was made. “At the reunion last June, we held a memorial service in the gym. Once again we heard the mellow harmony of the Freedom Singers. Reading the names of all the Mississippians who’d been killed in the civil rights struggle took 47 minutes.

They went through the 100 names without pause, just the name, date of murder, and whether the killer was convicted. “I met many people who were thrilled to meet me because I had been the girl on the phone at the COFO [Council of Federated Organizations] headquarters in Jackson. We were the people who checked in with them twice a day to make sure they were okay, to see if they needed anything. They certainly couldn’t depend on the local police or the FBI if there was trouble. We were their 911. “Quite a few Freedom Summer volunteers pursued careers in social change. It’s no small wonder that a lot of us—including me—are lawyers. Law was our lifeline in the civil rights struggle. Volunteering for Mississippi is the smartest thing I’ve ever done. It made me who I am. I saw that, apart from circumstances, the people I met in Mississippi were no different from me. I now look at every struggle as my struggle.”

Shakespeare Gets a Kidney Nancy Stockford ’83 comes to the rescue of David Shakespeare ’84.


AVID SHAKESPEARE and Nancy Stockford got to know one another as students in adjacent cubicles in the Student Union, working for progressive organizations sponsored by the United Christian Foundation. He worked for UMass Peacemakers, she for Oxfam America. Shakespeare went to Stockford’s 1984 wedding to Mark Huston ’81 and then they lost touch. “I’d call us acquaintances rather than friends,” says Stockford. “He was a nice, quiet guy and we thought alike politically.” The two reconnected in a chance meeting in Boston, but were no more than Facebook friends until Shakespeare’s genetic polycystic kidney disease, which had taken the lives of his mother and brother, became life threatening. The incurable condition has a high mortality rate even with dialysis; the waiting list for a kidney donor was five years long. Shakespeare needed a living donor and no one in his

family was a match. He sent out a plea, “Shakespeare Needs A Kidney,” for a living donor through Facebook, a website, flyers, and email. There were stories in the newspaper in his hometown of Melrose and the Boston Globe. At her home in Jamaica Plain, Stockford read Shakespeare’s email and was touched by his humility. “I could totally do that,” she thought, and before contacting him, she began the donor screening process. After researching the procedure, taking many medical tests, participating in an intensive informational session, and talking through the idea with her understandably cautious husband, Stockford discovered she was a match. When she called Shakespeare with her life-saving news it was the first time the two had spoken in eight years. “Talk about a blast from the past!” Stockford says. “I’m not sure what he thought when I said, ‘Guess what, I’m donating a kidney for you.’” “I was completely thrilled, and humbled,” says Shakespeare. “I remembered Nancy as a generous and caring person, but this was amazing.” The July 1 transplant surgery was a success. Stockford was back at work at the John Merck Fund in Boston within three weeks, and went biking and hiking on vacation in Colorado in August. Shakespeare returned to his job with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in September. “I really keep myself in excellent health,” says Stockford. “I’ve been a vegan for 15 years, I have low blood pressure, I don’t drink, I exercise regularly. I’ve taken such good care of the body that I have, that I thought, why not? I attend the Church of the Covenant in Boston, where we’re supposed to love and serve other people. How often can you say you’ve changed someone’s life?” She continues, “There were times when the significance of what I was doing hit me, but I was very grounded in my decision. I’ve certainly had no regrets.” —Patricia Sullivan

David Shakespeare and Nancy Stockford, reconnected through a kidney.

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Back in the Day


The Naiads in the late 1950s.

Diving for Lost Treasure: The Naiads


ROM THE mid-1950s to the early 1980s, the Totman gym pool was home to the splashy stylings of the Naiads, UMass Amherst’s own entirely student-run synchronized swim team. Under the guidance of their longtime faculty advisor, physical education professor and honorary UMass alumna Esther Wallace, the Naiads wrote, directed, costumed, and choreographed (each piece had a “natatographer”) all their routines themselves. Prospective Naiads had to be able to perform a surface dive, front and back crawl, sidestroke, and breaststroke, and to coordinate their movements with music. Few if any of the women had synchronized swimming experience, although some had backgrounds in classical dance. Swimmers would learn all the moves, like “ballet leg,” the “kip,” “sculling back dolphin,” and “porpoise,” in practice. Catherine Palmer ’84, the natatographer of “Narcissus” in the Naiads’ 1981 Myths and Legends show, says that even though synchronized swimming looks difficult, “as long as you are a strong swimmer and have the interest, you can do it.” After fall tryouts, the Naiads would begin rehearsing every day for their spring performance, when they would cover the underwater lights with gels for color effects and play music through underwater speakers. On the day of the show, says Palmer, “Almost my entire dorm came; it was so sweet.” Naiad routines reflected students’ changing musical and cultural tastes: slinky jazz by Henry Mancini gave way to soundtracks by Cat Stevens and Kris Kristofferson, and whimsical pieces with names such as “Seaside Insanity” and “Ripples in Rhythm” began to share billing with more introspective explorations like “Yin & Yang” and the pagan-themed “Spiral Dance.”

Along with their nose clips, Naiads had to wear heavy waterproof makeup, and sometimes figure out the finer points of costuming through trial and error: Patricia Kaczorowski Baggarly ’60 (above, back row, third from left) recalls a Hawaiian-themed routine where swimmers forsook swim caps in order to wear flowers in their hair. “I had a lot of hair so I slicked it down with Vaseline,” she laughs. “Afterwards I had to call all my friends at the chemistry lab to figure out how to remove it. I’m surprised I have any hair left!” Exacting practice sessions were rewarded in performance: “One sequence was a complicated circle of girls, in formation like a blooming flower, or a sunset: leg out, and leg in,” remembers Palmer. “It seemed like we would never get it right. But the night we performed it, we nailed it. It felt so good. It was something we accomplished as a group.” Baggarly has a similar memory: “I remember one finale that we practiced forever: all of us, linked feet-to-neck the whole length of the pool. Over and over again, until it was perfect.” After Wallace retired the Naiads held on for a few years before folding in the early 1980s. The sense of togetherness and achievement brought about through a non-competitive sport seems to beg for a revival among students, or a Naiad reunion. “It was a cross-section of women from all different disciplines across campus,” says Palmer, adding that if it weren’t for the Naiads, many members of the team might never have met. It was swimming that brought them together.

—Laura Marjorie Miller fall 2014



Howard W. French China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants are Building a New Empire in Africa (Alfred A. Knopf)


OWARD W. FRENCH ’79 is so accomplished—New York Times bureau chief in Asia and Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean; twotime Pulitzer Prize nominee; writer for The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, and Rolling Stone; author of critically acclaimed books; Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism faculty member; documentary photographer—that it’s surprising when he describes himself as having been a “dissolute” freshman. “I partied quite a bit,” he recalls, “but after I got a couple of bad grades I took that as a challenge and began to apply myself in earnest.” He took Five College courses to satisfy the wide-ranging curiosity that has served him well as a journalist. In particular French was inspired by reading James Joyce in a “fantastic” literature course at UMass and by his study of East Asian literature. His UMass economics class in contemporary China provided useful background when he was the Times bureau chief in Shanghai and as he wrote his most recent book, China’s Second Continent. The book is an insightful account of China’s burgeoning presence in Africa, related through riveting personal stories that French gathered in 15 sub-Saharan countries. French’s genius for prompting people as diverse as a Chinese plantation owner and a Ghanaian think tank executive to speak honestly resounds throughout his book. Of course, his proficiency in Mandarin, French, and several other languages helps, but the true key to his exemplary reporting, he believes, is the patience to linger with people. “You must give yourself the space and time to ferret out the unexpected,” French says. “You must have empathy and sincerity and show that you are interested in people. A truly beautiful secret is that there is no such thing as an ordinary life. Help the subject understand this about themselves and you can unlock the life story of that person.” —Patricia Sullivan


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Donald E. Hattin ’50, Pathway to a Professorship: College and University Life 1946-1955 (AuthorHouse). Much of Hattin’s book concerns people, places, and events that were part of the author’s life at UMass.

Peter W. Clement ’70PhD, No Need for God (Xlibris). Using arguments from science presented in layman’s terms, Clement contends that Catholic theologians must adapt to the revelations of modern science.

Robert S. Cutler ’55, Australia’s Worst Aviation Disaster (Boolarong Press). The full story of the loss of 40 American servicemen.

Marlene G. Fine ’70, ’80PhD, ’84G, and Fern L. Johnson, former faculty and associate provost, The Interracial Adoption Option: Creating a Family Across Race (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). A guide through the adoption experience.

Ward Pike Messenger ’56, The Water Closet: Ipswich River Watershed and Beyond (CreateSpace). An enjoyable assortment of water-related essays. Francis M. Dowd ’57 is the subject of The Widow Wave by Jay W. Jacobs (Quid Pro Publishers). This nonfiction story centers on the trial that resulted from the worst recreational fishing boat accident in San Francisco history. Charles K. Hyde ’66, Images From the Arsenal of Democracy (Wayne State University Press). A photographic history of the American automobile industry’s World War II defense production. Robert White ’66, And Then I Met Margaret: Stories of Ordinary Gurus I’ve Met (Mind Adventure Press). Describes remarkable ordinary people and their powerful messages. Barbara Pearson-Rac ’67, On Track: A Diana Jeffries Mystery (CreateSpace). A criminology professor and three of her cohorts stumble onto a sinister plot. Robert I. Tobin ’68, ’72G, What Do You Want to Create Today? Build the Life You Want at Work (BenBella Books). Learn more about yourself and your passions.

Steven J. J. Weisman ’70, Identity Theft Alert: 10 Rules You Must Follow to Protect Yourself from America’s #1 Crime (FT Press). The author is an award-winning writer and attorney. Joan F. Keefe ’71G, The Student’s Pocket Guide to French Grammar (self published, available in local bookstores). Lee W. Formwalt ’72G, Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Southwest Georgia Freedom Struggle, 1814-2014 (Georgia Humanities Council and Albany Civil Rights Institute). Bruce Allen Murphy ’73, Scalia: A Court of One (Simon & Schuster). An authoritative biography of the most controversial and outspoken Supreme Court justice of our time. Gail Husch ’79G, The Button Field: A Novel (Barley Mill Press). A fictional account of the real-life disappearance of a Mount Holyoke College student who vanished from campus in 1897. Tucker Landy ’80, After Leo Strauss: New Directions in Platonic Political Philosophy (SUNY Press). Landy seeks possible grounds for reconcili-

ation between ancient and modern theories of natural right. Walter Mosley ’80G, Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore: A Novel (Doubleday). In this scorching, mournful, often explicit novel, a porn queen has to come to terms with her sordid life. Joseph Barbieri ’82G, Angry Red Dragon (Amazon Digital Services, Inc.). In this second book in the Angelo Stanelli series, the People’s Liberation Army of China invades Taiwan. Andrew Hoffman ’83, Flourishing: A Frank Conversation About Sustainability (Stanford University Press). A teacher, John R. Ehrenfeld, and his former student now professor, Andrew J. Hoffman, discuss how to create a sustainable world. Michael G. Lewis ’84, The Great Pirate Christmas Battle (Pelican Publishing Company). Yo ho ho and a bottle of eggnog! Cap’n McNasty and his crew of scalawags come to plunder presents. Dr. Allan H. Ropper and Brian David Burrell ’85, faculty, Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: A Renowned Neurologist Explains the Mystery and Drama of Brain Disease (St. Martin’s Press).

Ray Salemi ’85, Terminated (Mystery Ink). Written under nom de plume Ray Daniel. Wisecracking Tucker, a Boston area über-geek security software developer, is determined to find his wife’s murderer. Leslie Stainton ’85G, Staging Ground: An American Theater and Its Ghosts (Penn State University Press). History of the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Robert Spadoni ’86, A Pocket Guide to Analyzing Films (University of California Press). For readers at many levels of knowledge, this book moves systematically through the elements that make up most films. Lorrie (Glovsky) Thomson ’86, What’s Left Behind (Kensington Books). Single mom and innkeeper Abby Stone is still grieving the tragic death of her 18-year-old son when his pregnant girlfriend appears to offer her a second chance at motherhood. Marc Songini ’87, Boston Mob: The Rise and Fall of the New England Mob and Its Most Notorious Killer (St. Martin’s Press). A saga of treachery, murder, and greed. Paula T. Connolly ’91PhD, Slavery in Amer-

ican Children’s Literature, 1790-2010 (University of Iowa Press). The first comprehensive study of the topic.

the larger context of those who have come before us.

Seng K. Ty ’92, ’93G, The Years of Zero: Coming of Age Under the Khmer Rouge (CreateSpace). A survivor’s heart-breaking and uplifting account of the Cambodian genocide in the late 1970s.

Eric Berlin, principal trumpet; Greg Spiridopoulos, principal trombone; and John Bottomley, acting principal tuba, performed with the Albany Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and percussionist Evelyn Glennie on “Conjurer” (Naxos), contemporary music by John Corigliano. The recording won a Grammy. The disk also includes Corigliano’s “Vocalise” with faculty member Stephen Walt, principal bassoonist for the ASO.

Michelle DeRusha ’92, Spiritual Misfit: A Memoir of Uneasy Faith (Convergent Books). An honest, introspective and often humorous look at Michelle’s 20-year rollercoaster spiritual journey. Wesley Borucki ’94G, Ronald Reagan: Heroic Dreamer (Nova Science Publishers). Biography for the First Men, America’s Presidents series. Anna Faktorovich ’02, The Romances of George Sand (Anaphora Literary Press). Historical detail and personal adventure. Jan Theel ’12, The Journal of Sarah Jane (CreateSpace). After a senseless car accident, the guilt Sarah Jane feels is overwhelming. Terry S. Johnson, retired faculty, Coalescence (WordTech Editions). This stunning poetry collection explores our everyday personal lives in

2014 Faculty CDs

Eric Berlin, trumpet; Greg Spiridopoulos, trombone; soloists with UMass Wind Ensemble; James P. Miller, conductor, Fantastique: Premiers for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble (MSR Records 1506). New works by contemporary composers. Eric Berlin, trumpet, and Greg Spiridopoulos, trombone. A three CD set of contemporary vocal and orchestral music by Julian Wachner (Naxos). Catherine Jensen-Hole, composer, Songs of Love, Life and Loss (Arcadia Lakeside Music Productions). Performers: Jeffrey Holmes, Felipe Salles, Tom Giampietro,

and Bob Ferrier. Six jazz compositions by Jensen-Hole and five of her arrangements of jazz standards. Lynn Klock, LINKS (Albany Records). Saxophonist Klock performs with the Virginia Wind Symphony and conductor Dennis Zeisler in new concertos for soprano and alto saxophone and wind ensemble. Felipe Salles, Ugandan Suite (Tapestry Records). Salles composed all music on this CD, which was inspired by Ugandan music and legends. He also plays sax, bass clarinet, and flute. Each of the five movements combines tribal rhythms and an animal’s characteristic or personality.

2014 Alumni CDs Amber Chiang ’71, My Love Journey, (iTunes, CD Baby). Chiang composed and performs these songs from the heart about her ups and downs in a jazz style with a little rock/pop. Jesse (Hazzard-Watkins) Readlynn ’07, composer/performer, Anybody’s Guess (CD Baby, CD Universe). Eclectic mix ranging from traditional fiddle tunes and old swing songs to new works.

Bookmarks includes a selected list of new works by alumni and faculty authors and musicians. To have your book or CD considered, contact

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In Memoriam


1930s Maurice S. Ryan ’32S, 5/30/2014, Foothill Ranch, CA Everett M. Harvie ’34S, 3/1/2013, Leominster Grace (Goulart) Nopper ’35, 10/28/2013, Fairhaven Ella (Bridges) Cole Newcomb ’36, 7/3/2014, Deerfield Harry D. Pratt ’36, ’38G, 3/31/2014, Atlanta, GA Beatrice (Rafter) Richards ’36, 3/23/2014, Plymouth Sidney Liberfarb ’37, 1/27/2014, Framingham Frank M. Brox ’38, 7/24/2014, Chelmsford Robert S. Lyons ’38, 3/4/2014, Franklin Albert E. Conklin Jr. ’39S, 6/6/2014, Woodstock, VT Lee C. Shipman ’39, 11/17/2010, Media, PA

1940s Katherine (Rice) Garland ’40, 7/18/2014, West Yarmouth Thomas E. Handforth ’40, 8/3/2011, San Gabriel, CA Beatrice Wood ’40, 5/19/2014, Upton Lester J. Bishop ’42, 3/29/2013, Upper Arlington, OH Helen (Harley) Marsolais ’42, 3/18/2013, Seattle, WA Helen (Grant) Atwood ’43, 7/10/2014, Tarpon Springs, FL Richard S. Henry ’43S, 6/21/2014, Stanwood, WA Joseph W. MacLeod ’43, 4/17/2014, Germantown, MD Harold J. Quinn ’43, 5/1/2014, Venice, FL Philip J. Cohen ’44, 7/1/2014, Agawam


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George A. Kaplan ’44, 2/14/2014, Rockville, MD Doris (Sheldon) Ritter ’44, 6/1/2014, Venice, FL Theresa H. (Finn) Barker ’45, 4/1/2014, Brownsburg, IN Donald B. Julian ’45, 4/15/2014, Webster, NY Marjorie L. (Flint) Dearden ’46, 6/4/2014, Albuquerque, NM Herman S. Barenboim ’47, 11/25/2013, Lake Worth, FL Gordon P. Trowbridge ’47, ’50G, 1/29/2014, Claremont, NH Helene (Parker) Weatherill ’47, 5/15/2014, Weston, CT J. R. Garbutt Jr. ’48, 1/9/2014, San Diego, CA Fred F. Griffin ’48S, 4/3/2014, Granby, CT Alphonse J. Jackowski ’48, 5/6/2014, West Hatfield Walter E. Mientka ’48, 6/1/2014, Lincoln, NE Lorane (Moir) Whitcomb ’48, 7/16/2014, Stamford, VT John C. Centracchio ’49, 3/12/2014, Naples, FL Geoffrey E. Page ’49S, 7/15/2014, Roxbury, CT, Barbara (Margolis) Rovit ’49, 4/13/2014, Rye, NY George A. Runquist ’49, 2/2/2014, East Longmeadow Thomas H. Shea ’49, 5/4/2014, Leominster Frederick C. Skolfield ’49, 12/21/2010, Conyers, GA John H. Stone ’49S, 7/21/2014, Orange Max Swartz ’49, 4/13/2011, Brookline Robert W. Tetrault ’49, 5/2/2014, Spring Hill, FL Robert A. Tolman ’49, 3/12/2012, Silver Spring, MD Ruth E. (Schlenker) Tolman ’49, 4/25/2010, Silver Spring, MD Eugene H. Varney ’49, 6/26/2014, Somerset, NJ

John V. Abidian ’50, 6/24/2010, Venice, FL J. Donald Gracey ’50, 5/1/2014, Rochester, NY Marcel J. Grenier ’50, 1/24/2014, West Hartford, CT John F. Kulesa ’50S, 4/15/2014, West Harwich Elizabeth K. (Kreiger) Lilyestrom ’50, 4/22/2014, Leicester Oresto J. Persechino ’50, 7/22/2014, Cocoa Beach, FL Edward R. Pierce ’50, 5/7/2014, Amherst William E. Powell ’50, 6/20/2014, Windsor, CT Ruth (Trullson) Skolfield ’50, 3/18/2011, Conyers, GA Frank E. Truesdale ’50, 4/3/2014, Saint Petersburg, FL Margherita (Rubino) Cunningham ’51, 6/2/2014, Albuquerque, NM Raymond A. Eames ’51S, 4/11/2014, Walpole Mario J. Fortunato ’51, 7/11/2014, Beverly Alexander Skopetz ’51, 4/28/2014, Everett James F. Dwyer ’52S, 12/15/2013, Englewood, FL Frederick L. Helene ’52, 4/17/2014, West Hartford, CT Barbara (Bowman) Lewis ’52, 3/5/2014, Simi Valley, CA Allan R. McKinnon ’52, 4/22/2014, Amherst Richard M. Vondell ’52, ’63PhD, 6/14/2014, Battle Creek, MI Williamina (Harvey) Cook ’53, 5/24/2014, Ithaca, NY Helen (Houle) Flaherty ’53, 6/15/2014, Shrewsbury R. Don Graham ’53, 5/1/2014, Blaine, WA Jean (Anderson) Kelly ’53, 5/27/2014, East Dennis Robert W. Deland ’54, ’55G, 8/28/2011, Columbia, MD Rolfe G. Hayes ’54S, 3/29/2014, Charles Town, WV Edward M. Kennedy Jr. ’54, ’62G, 6/6/2014, Holyoke Carlton S. Koehler ’54, 4/29/2014, West Lebanon, NH Jean (Flaherty) Prendergast ’54, 4/20/2014, North Olmsted, OH David P. Segal ’54, 3/8/2014, Boca Raton, FL William C. Stephens ’54, 4/21/2014, Pompano Beach, FL Yolanda (Roberto) Ballou ’55, 7/6/2014, Wakefield Charles D. Barney ’55, ’70G, 2/11/2014, Canaan, NH Janet (Reed) Bradford ’55, 7/2/2014, Boylston Donald L. McLean ’55G, 3/29/2014, Paradise, CA William D. Shenk ’55, 10/18/2012, Vancouver, WA

Jerry B. Sherman ’55, 7/13/2014, Greer, SC Charles E. Stengle ’55, 5/21/2014, Fernandina Beach, FL Maurice F. Allen Jr. ’56, 5/9/2014, Spotsylvania, VA Joseph M. Golian ’56, 8/16/2012, Washington, DC Stuart L. Most ’56, 7/1/2014, Rochester, NY Gerald T. Parnin ’56, 7/18/2014, Milford Henry V. Walkowiak ’56, 6/21/2014, Harrisburg, PA Gerard D. Eggleston ’57, 4/28/2014, Sarasota, FL Alfred J. Legere ’57, 4/25/2014, Haverhill John Franklin Thorn ’57, 6/13/2014, Deerfield Vincent S. Zucco ’57, 6/27/2014, Red Hook, NY Lorna (Regolsky) Bennett ’58, 7/15/2014, El Cerrito, CA Charles T. Fessenden ’58, 4/2/2014, Preston, CT Helen (Clark) Lewter ’58, 5/16/2012, Chesapeake, VA William S. Mueller ’58, 4/1/2014, Coos Bay, OR William B. White ’58, 4/27/2014, Greenfield Richard O. Berkwitt ’59, 8/29/2013, Cockeysville, MD Arthur L. Gordon ’59, 1/30/2014, Hudson Norman K. Hawkins ’59, 4/1/2013, Kennebunk, ME Doris (Kiesling) Peltier ’59, 4/25/2014, Sarasota, FL Jon F. Ridder ’59S, 4/15/2014, East Bridgewater Paul S. Tela ’59, ’62G, 9/6/2013, Powell, OH Neil B. Todd ’59, 3/30/2014, Newtonville William F. Chouinard ’60, 4/9/2014, Weymouth Bertha (Keveson) Hertz ’60, ’70PhD, 6/7/2014, Greenwich, CT Ronald J. Stidsen ’60, 7/22/2011, Chelmsford Paul E. Beaupré ’61, 6/6/2014, Mabank, TX Sigurd H. Folstad ’61, 7/16/2014, Vernon, CT Leslie H. Mikalson ’61, 6/5/2014, Southport, NC Everett C. Wood ’61S, 6/18/2011, Jasper, GA Judith (Rugg) Ball ’62, 7/11/2014, Manchester, CT Paul R. French ’62S, 6/12/2014, Boxford Charles David Heath ’62, 4/22/2014, Harwich John M. Kelly Jr. ’62, 5/9/2013, Dennisport Gail (Snyder) Mikalson ’62, 6/14/2014, Southport, NC Mattathias M. Tanner ’62PhD, 5/25/2014, Richmond, VA Lester G. Welch ’62, 6/13/2014, Alexandria, VA Donald C. Wilber ’63S, 6/14/2014, Barre Curtis D. Chase ’64S, 4/25/2014, Acushnet

Donald A. Daigle ’64S, 10/9/2013, Chatham, NY Donald A. Kawash ’64, 4/25/2014, Philadelphia, PA Langdon F. Lombard ’64, 5/26/2014, Belmont Stanley J. Mazur Jr. ’64, 4/30/2014, Middlebury, CT William C. Morehouse ’64G, 5/28/2014, Littleton John V. Nevers ’64, 5/22/2014, Hockessin, DE Edward M. Salamoff ’64, 6/30/2014, Natick William T. Boos ’65G, 4/1/2014, Janesville, WI Alfred J. Davis Jr. ’65, 4/16/2014, Kailua Kona, HI Joseph Decarolis ’65G, 4/27/2014, Leominster Thomas A. Gillis ’65, 5/9/2014, Boulder, CO Elaine (Klinker) Hoiska ’65, ’73G, 3/27/2014, New Ipswich, NH Ralph D. McDowell ’65, 1/19/2014, Oregon City, OR Jane (Dabkowski) Pichette ’65, 6/29/2014, Umatilla, FL Marinus Vanderpol Jr. ’65S, 1/9/2013, Marion Kenneth J. Witek ’65, 5/7/2014, Westfield Pierre P. Barrette ’66, ’71EdD, 6/21/2014, Fort Myers, FL Jacqueline T. Cannon ’66, 7/7/2014, Clinton, CT Winnifred (Macdonald) Conroy ’66, 3/21/2014, Halifax Paul E. Kaplan ’66, 6/20/2014, Tewksbury Armand J. Millette ’66, 8/11/2013, Leominster Robert K. Murray ’66, 2/9/2014, Stoddard, NH Edward H. Buswick ’67, 6/29/2014, Chelmsford Frederick R. Holbrook ’67PhD, 3/28/2014, Hermon, ME Steven VonRhedey ’67G, 3/23/2014, Canandaigua, NY

1960s Glenn L. Belloli ’68S, 9/12/2013, Petersham Harry P. Bouchard ’68, 3/30/2014, Chicopee Paul J. Corsi ’68, 4/4/2012, St. Maarten, Kingdom of the Netherlands Fred J. Krieg ’68G, 3/27/2014, Yeadon, PA Brigitta P. (Daks) Smith ’68, 6/25/2014, Wilton, CT Alice A. Carlozzi ’69, ’73G, 4/10/2014, Northampton Daniel J. Flaherty ’69, 6/12/2014, Pittsfield Jane E. (Zucker) Percival ’69, ’74G, ’92EdD, 6/16/2014, Turners Falls Raymond L. Poole ’69, 6/14/2014, Ossining, NY James Y. Tung ’69G, 7/21/2014, New Paltz, NY

1970s John S. Byron ’70G, ’72G, 5/22/2014, Lake Placid, FL Francis G. Elms ’70G, 9/25/2013, Framingham Bruce A. Homoleski ’70, 12/7/2011, Pepperell Monica M. (Paquette) Metro ’70, 4/12/2014, Chicopee Richard A. Ryan ’70, ’73G, 11/28/2010, Arlington, TX Michael G. Zaritt ’70, 4/27/2014, New Bedford Kenneth N. Dandeneau ’71S, 7/1/2014, Plymouth Ralph H. Goodno ’71, 6/13/2014, Conestoga, PA Frederick Charles Kelley ’71S, 2/10/2014, Shelburne Falls James E. McCauley ’71, 4/28/2014, Easthampton Anne L. (Pearson) Nelson ’71, 7/14/2014, Auburn Peter J. Silva ’71, 4/22/2014, Weymouth David B. White ’71, 1/11/2013, Cape Coral, FL George F. Whitmore ’71, 5/22/2014, Corpus Christi, TX Tage C. Carlson II '72, ’78PhD, 5/24/2014, Green Oaks, IL Douglas W. Johnson ’72S, 5/19/2014, Weston William D. Kirk III ’72, 5/1/2014, South Hadley William F. Liebler ’72PhD, 4/26/2014, Northampton Warren E. Clark ’73, 12/4/2013, Niantic, CT Martin E. Evans ’73, 4/12/2012, Salmon, ID Karen A. (Nyzio) Fournier ’73, 5/4/2014, Attleboro Diane M. Gonsalves ’73, 6/24/2014, Greenfield John F. McLaughlin ’73, ’74G, 4/2/2014, Noank, CT Matthew F. Serafin ’73, 5/23/2014, Shrewsbury Ronald E. Starsiak ’73, 2/6/2010, Chicopee Michael J. Sykier ’73, 4/2/2014, Hadley Edward G. Vitagliano ’73, 3/27/2014, Brookline Peter G. Boisvert ’74, 4/13/2014, Amherst Timothy J. Carroll '74, 8/6/2013, Bellingham Robert M. Dunton ’74, 5/5/2014, Homosassa, FL Kevin Jones ’74, 4/1/2014, Danvers

Brian M. La Riviere ’74, 9/1/2012, Belchertown Charles E. Lingley III ’74, 3/2/2012, Reading Chester L. Locke ’74, 12/25/2011, Lancaster James O. Mathers ’74G, 5/7/2014, Ashland, VA David P. St. James ’74, 7/10/2014, Pittsfield Francis P. Scanlon ’74S, 11/2/2010, Holyoke Lauren G. (Coulson) Simpson ’74, 4/26/2014, West Springfield Annell (Mccoy) Waters ’74, 2/2/2014, Brooklyn, NY James P. Wells ’74PhD, 6/14/2014, Caldwell, WV Dorothy Coates ’75, 4/19/2014, Worcester Glenn D. Nathan ’75, 3/25/2013, Lewes, DE Ira H. Rheingold ’75G, 4/3/2014, Scottsdale, AZ Dorothy (Spencer) Robinson ’75G, 4/1/2014, Schuylerville, NY Diane Rosenbaum ’75, 7/1/2014, Albany, NY Francis X. Tobin ’75, 6/6/2014, Tempe, AZ Thomas E. Berube ’76, 6/14/2014, Provincetown Nydia P. Cardetti ’76G, 2/27/2014, Mount Dora, FL William J. Carson ’76, 4/10/2014, Cambridge Alec J. DeSimone ’76, 5/18/2014, San Francisco, CA Robert E. Ephraim ’76, 5/25/2014, Spencer Mary C. Ferrick ’76, 5/19/2014, Santa Cruz, CA Jane E. Glass ’76, 5/13/2014, Holden Joyce A. Haggerty ’76PhD, 4/27/2013, Winchester Lana M. (Fischer) Holliday ’76, 5/5/2014, Wilton, NH Stephen J. Keane ’76, 6/2/2014, Beaufort, SC Daniel E. Kibe ’76S, 7/29/2014, Northampton Daniel J. Labonte ’76, 5/27/2014, Scottsdale, AZ John P. Levesque ’76, 2/13/2011, Los Angeles, CA Sharon A. Scanlon ’76, 5/5/2014, Lawrence Jenna Lynn Clayton ’77, 3/17/2014, Goshen Nancy (Rickey) Davies ’77G, 6/23/2014, Horseheads, NY

E. John Geesink ’77EdD, 4/10/2014, Newburyport Monica J. (Kendra) Gross ’77, 4/23/2010, S. Hadley William J. Loeschen ’77, 5/7/2010, Methuen Edward G. Sexton ’77, 5/5/2014, Monument, CO Mary M. Van Buren ’77, 3/27/2014, Manchester, CT Edward J. Cenik ’78G, 4/15/2014, Northborough Stephen M. Costello ’78, 5/19/2014, Plymouth Alan B. Janes ’78G, 7/6/2014, Burnt Hills, NY Nancy (Laflamme) King ’78, 7/5/2014, Oxford William L. Perkins Jr. ’78S, 1/18/2014, Worcester Marty Z. Trymbulak ’78, 4/13/2014, South Glastonbury, CT Gary E. Wrubleski ’78S, 7/5/2014, Quinebaug, CT Joseph S. Castanera ’79, 7/19/2014, Delanson, NY Robert F. Morrow ’79G, 3/28/2014, Williamstown Jay R. Washburn ’79, 5/8/2014, Springfield

1980s Deborah (Nee) Donohue ’80, 5/4/2014, Cumming, GA Daniel W. Duffy ’80, 1/7/2011, Westhampton Robert J. Lahey ’80, 4/11/2014, Monmouth Junction, NJ David B. Magliaro ’80, 4/28/2014, Derwood, MD Ronald W. Rennie ’80, 3/30/2014, Sunderland Pamella (Zarnowski) Weeks ’80, ’84G, 3/26/2014, Woburn Julia Bon Durant Hassett ’81, ’84G, 7/21/2014, Winfield, IL Bruce E. Leaver ’81, 5/5/2014, Scituate David W. Foley Jr. ’82, 5/6/2014, Newbury Bonnie P. Goodman ’82, 4/29/2014, North Andover Richard P. Hoch ’82, 3/22/2014, New York, NY Eva (Dobrovolny) Marand ’82G, ’87PhD, 6/22/2014, Blacksburg, VA John B. Rauscher ’82, 4/27/2014, Worcester Jennifer (Lasker) White ’82, 7/7/2014, Grafton

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David A. Condit ’83PhD, 6/4/2014, Avon, CT Gladys L. Dinsmore ’83, 4/28/2014, Allentown, PA Kenneth L. Estabrook ’83, 6/11/2014, Manhattan Beach, CA Ernest Goldberg ’83G, 10/11/2013, Charlton Cristina M. (Kelly) Montfort ’83, 1/2/2013, Catonsville, MD Nancy G. Tinker ’83, 4/19/2014, Willimantic, CT John Wodecki ’83, 4/2/2014, Chicopee Abby (Neiterman) Zeitlan ’83, 3/27/2011, Sharon Joseph F. Campbell ’84EdD, 3/31/2014, San Jose, CA Elizabeth A. Ennis ’84, 3/23/2014, Erie, PA Samuel W. Henderson ’84G, 3/2/2014, Providence, RI Daniel A. McKenna ’84, 1/22/2014, Amherst Guy F. Perrault ’84, 6/10/2014, Greenfield Sandra H. Scully ’84G, 6/5/2014, Shaker Heights, OH Jeffrey A. Ciffolillo ’86, ’92, 9/22/2013, Canton Rosemary E. Jablonski ’86G, 4/10/2014, Greenfield Laura B. Robinson ’86, ’92G, 7/20/2014, Westwood Jeffrey Sabatino ’86S, 6/2/2014, Dighton Elizabeth C. Sousa ’86, 5/14/2014, Pacifica, CA Pedro O. Vales-Ortiz ’86G, 1/15/2014, Miami, FL William G. Elliott ’87PhD, 3/24/2014, Shutesbury Patricia Knak ’87, 5/27/2014, Longmeadow Elizabeth (Krupczak) Krzeminski ’87, 7/15/2014, Chicopee Mary L. Robison ’87, ’95G, ’06PhD, 3/24/2014, South Hadley Robert S. Amaral ’88, 12/13/2010, Boca Raton, FL Christopher R. Donaghue ’88, 5/11/2014, Bridgewater Kenneth W. Zuk ’88, 4/13/2014, Ashland City, TN Valentine J. Particini ’89, 1/25/2010, Nokomis, FL

1990s Joanne L. Brauman ’90, 6/18/2014, San Rafael, CA Katarina S. (Skole) Flynn ’90, 6/23/2014, Germantown, TN Anita Gotthoffer ’90G, 2/2/2014, Boca Raton, FL Nancy R. Kelly ’91PhD, 7/4/2014, Westminster Maria A. Diverse-Pierluissi ’92PhD, 5/7/2011, New York, NY William A. Lolos ’92, 4/15/2014, Phoenix, AZ

Wendy M. (Walaski) Babson ’93, 12/29/2011, Marlborough Nyshie J. Miller ’94, 1/27/2014, Colorado Springs, CO Barbara A. Kane ’95G, 3/26/2014, Sun City Center, FL Frances B. Jensen ’96PhD, 4/7/2014, Blandford Joanne Maynard ’97G, 5/31/2014, Lexington Collin C. McKay ’97, 3/30/2014, Long Beach, CA Kevin M. Milam ’98, 6/15/2014, Whitesville, WV Kenneth M. Miller ’98, ’01G, 7/6/2014, Enfield, CT Joseph A. Scherma ’99, 7/10/2014, Attleboro

2000s Nancy E. Wyllie ’00, 5/21/2014, Chicopee Jennifer B. (Stewart) Duffett ’05G, 7/14/2014, Goffstown, NH Darren D. Davies ’06, 10/10/2012, Los Angeles, CA George Z. Bakuli ’07, 5/12/2014, Brooklyn, NY Mario K. Bordonali ’10G, 1/23/2014, Norcross, GA

Faculty Jeremiah M. Allen, 5/29/2014, Chicopee George J. Armelagos, 5/15/2014, Atlanta, GA Theodore S. Bacon Jr., 5/16/2014, Peterborough, NH John P. Catalini, 5/23/2014, Ashby Luis Fuentes ’93H, 5/9/2014, Boqueron, PR William P. Goss, 11/18/2013, Belleair, FL Mary E. Helming, 7/24/2014, Manchester Bertha (Keveson) Hertz ’60, ’70PhD, 6/7/2014, Greenwich, CT Samuel Chamberlain Koch, 7/20/2014, Hadley Paul S. Korpita, 6/22/2014, Sunderland Walter E. Mientka ’48, 6/1/2014, Lincoln, NE Jonathan R. Quick, 5/13/2013, Charlottesville, VA Joseph L. Sardinas, 4/6/2014, Lady Lake, FL Otto L. Stein, 6/17/2014, Amherst Jack S. Wolf, 7/15/2014, Tucson, AZ Judith S. Young, 5/23/2014, Amherst John W. Zahradnik, 3/29/2014, Salmon Arm, BC, Canada

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O! Say, Can You Write? A book about The Star-Spangled Banner gets personal. By Marc Ferris ’88G



Marc Ferris


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HE UNITED STATES is the only country in the world where the national anthem opens almost every sporting event. Freedom of interpretation has led to many controversies over the years (think Jimi Hendrix) and performers routinely forget the lyrics, causing minor tempests that turn into punch lines. Though the song is ubiquitous, few people know about its fascinating history. After earning a master’s degree in history at UMass Amherst, I was searching for a topic to explore for my graduate work at Stony Brook University. Sitting in a seminar in 1996, I recalled the words of documentarian Ric Burns. He called the subject of his multiple-hour film chronicling the history of New York City an obvious one, since it had been “hiding in plain sight.” That’s when inspiration struck. I knew that The Star-Spangled Banner dated to 1814 and a cursory search revealed that it took Congress 117 years to officially designate Francis Scott Key’s creation as the official anthem. What took so long and why did Capitol Hill act in 1931? How come this song, of all the musical compositions that stirred American patriotism, got the nod? Imagine my surprise when I discovered that with the exception of two major studies, one completed in 1914, the other in 1969, almost nothing had been written that answered my questions. Figuring that I was onto something, I adopted the song’s history as my PhD dissertation topic. Music is not a common avenue of inquiry among academic historians and one professor repeatedly

tried to dissuade me, but as I kept unearthing dynamite material, I remained resolute. Doctoral committees require the inclusion of a scholar outside the institution where a student is enrolled and I found support from my mentor at UMass Amherst, Gerald W. McFarland, one of many professors who nurtured my love of history and helped me become a true scholar during my two years in Amherst. After passing my oral PhD examination, I received a fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, which considers the massive flag that inspired Francis Scott Key as one of its most prized possessions. In the summer of 1999, I visited archives all over Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, amassing a trove of documents that if stacked, would come up to my thigh. Some of the nuggets I discovered include Shakespeare’s use of the phrases “by spangled star-light sheen” (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and “what Stars do Spangle heaven with such beauty?” (The Taming of the Shrew). And, anyone who has U.S. currency in his or her pocket or purse is carrying around a paraphrase of a line in the fourth verse of The Star-Spangled Banner, “In God is Our Trust!” But then, life intervened and the project stalled. I became a father, worked as a freelance writer and never wrote the dissertation. In 2004, as the newspapers I contributed to began to close bureaus, I crossed over to public relations. Writing the book seemed as difficult as climbing Mount Everest, but in 2012 as the 200th anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner loomed, the voice inside my head said “If you don’t write this book, you will hate yourself in 2014.” So I flipped a switch and set out to complete the task I had started so many years before. It took about a year during evenings, weekends, and vacation days to finish a first draft. Although agents with contacts at the big New York City publishing houses rejected my proposal, I plowed ahead, crafting the book I wanted to write, one based on primary sources but written in a lively, accessible style. I planned to self-publish if necessary, but I sold the manuscript to Johns Hopkins University Press, which released my book, Star-Spangled Banner: The Unlikely Story of America’s National Anthem, in September. Before I finally sat down to write, hearing renditions of the song at sporting events evoked a tinge of regret. Now, The Star-Spangled Banner awakens in me a powerful sense of accomplishment and optimism, feelings evoked by all four of Key’s powerful verses.



UMass Amherst Foundation BOARD OF DIREC TORS

The Foundation leads and supports private fundraising on behalf of the faculty and students of the Amherst campus. Officers Richard M. Kelleher ’76, President Chairman, CEO & Founder Pyramid Advisors, LLC

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

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

Patricia A. Parcellin ’81, Vice President (Retired) Senior Vice President State Street Bank & Trust Company

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 and Vice Chancellor for Development & Alumni Relations

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

Paul S. Doherty

President & Co-Founder Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury, & Murphy

Michael H. Douvadjian, ’68

Senior Vice President, Investments UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Robert L. Epstein ’67

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

Shaun Fitzgerald ’71


Owner Fitzgerald Appraisals

Thomas F. Ackerman ’76

Michael T. Foley ’75 ✴

John A. Armstrong, ’03HA

David G. Fubini ’76

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

Gastroenterologist Steward Health Care System Director Emeritus 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

David B. Breed ’69

Chairman and Founder Cadence Capital Management

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

John L. Brooks III ’72, ’73MBA

Haohao Guo ’11

Nissage Cadet, ’82

Dev V. Gupta ’77PhD

Paul J. Carney ’82

Susan Hagedorn ’77

President & CEO Joslin Diabetes Center

Chief of Surgery Quincy Medical Center Steward

Douglas R. Cliggott ’78 Lecturer UMass Amherst

Jeanette Cole^

Associate Chair & Director UMass Amherst

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


Finance Director Massachusetts International Academy Chairman and CEO NewLANS

Professor Emerita University of Colorado

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

Elizabeth Anne Husted, ’82 (Retired) Managing Director Goldman Sachs

Pamela M. Jacobs ’69

Past President Washington D.C. UMass Amherst Alumni Club

James “Jess” Kane ’70

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 Managing Director UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Andrew A. MacDougall ^ ’95

Director of Market Planning Capital One President, UMass Amherst Alumni Association

Christine B. McCormick ^ Dean, School of Education UMass Amherst

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

Charles J. Pagnam ^

Executive Vice President UMass Foundation

Karen M. Peters ’87 Treasurer New England Wire

David K. Richter ’96 Sales Director Jeteffect, Inc.

Andrew T. Rudd

Chairman and CEO Advisor Software, Inc.

Christine G. Savage ’92

Partner Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

James V. Staros ^

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs UMass Amherst

Kumble R. Subbaswamy ^ Chancellor UMass Amherst

Matthew F. Sutton ’86 Principal WorkWell Capital

Gregory S. Thomas ’91 Manufacturing Strategist Corning Incorporated

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 Emeritus Director ^ Ex-Officio Directors ✴ Deceased

DEAR ALUMNI AND FRIENDS, The campus community is grateful for the overwhelming show of support during fiscal year 2013-14. UMass Rising, our most ambitious campaign, finished the fiscal year having raised $252.7 million towards our goal of $300 million. During the year, 37,665 donors made gifts that will transform and sustain our campus and ensure that tuition remains affordable. Examples include more scholarships to ease the burden for families, an endowed professorship to discover new materials that will change the world, and plans for a new center to foster ideas into business realities. The stories in this annual report could not be told without the generosity of alumni and friends—many of whom are first-time donors or donors who have significantly increased their level of giving. They have made gifts of all sizes and used methods that best support their philanthropy. For instance, bequest commitments totaled $20.3 million, an increase of 97 percent over the last two years. Though we aren’t able to highlight all gifts, every one advances our mission of education, research, and service. Our donors bear witness to the profound impact UMass Amherst has on so many lives. Their generosity enables the campus to attract high achieving students, to offer a place to the first in families to attend college, to recruit leading scholars, to engage in research that addresses the challenges of our time, and to inspire the campus to make the commonwealth, nation, and world a better place. We are entering what is arguably our greatest era as we elevate our standing as one of the nation’s best public research universities. With disciplined focus on pursuing strategic objectives, UMass Amherst will continue to rise to new heights. I am grateful for the unwavering support that lifts us to great levels of achievement.

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

Editor Judith B. Cameron ’75 Designer Michelle Sauvé ’84 Chief Photographer 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 ’05 Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations 413-545-5473

CONTENTS 52 Empower Students 56 Explore New Frontiers 60 Encourage Innovation 66 Enhance Our Campus 70 Founders Circle 71 Leadership Giving Circle 80 The William Smith Clark Society 81 Organizational Donors 82 Fiscal Year Gifts


Scholarship recipient Anu Ravi works with Professor John Stoffolano on a fruit fly experiment.

EMPOWER Students


Big Way to Help Others


AS A FIRST-YEAR STUDENT, Anu Ravi ’16 researched fruit flies, feeding them sucrose and other substances to learn more about the insect’s life cycle. The opportunities for research as an undergraduate, she says, were one enticement that drew her to enroll in UMass Amherst where she is a biology major on a pre-med track. A $5,000 scholarship from John F. O’Connell Jr. ’69, ’72MBA for Norwood High School seniors attending UMass Amherst was another consideration. “It was a great honor to get the scholarship,” Ravi says, “Knowing that someone else was helping me pay for college made me work harder to pursue my dream.” In practical terms, the award meant Ravi could focus exclusively on her studies and forgo finding a job. O’Connell, who retired this year, says his generosity stems from his appreciation of the scholarships he received as an undergraduate and the UMass education and experience that prepared him for a successful business career. He retired as president of Freeman, a Dallas-based firm that is the world’s largest producer of expositions, trade shows, conventions, and a variety of corporate events and has 5,500 full-time employees. A Norwood, Mass., native and the first in his family to graduate from college, O’Connell will make UMass Amherst scholarships more plentiful with the establishment of a $2 million bequest. The planned gift creates The John F. O’Connell and Margaret P. O’Connell Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund, named after his parents. “I have done very well in life and I just wanted to leave behind opportunities, especially for first generation college-bound students from Norwood,” says O’Connell. He says that his $500 annual scholarship back when tuition was $1,200 a year was a “life saver” that made going to college possible. O’Connell says being a chemistry major taught him to be very analytical and helped fuel a flourishing business career. His leadership skills took shape as an undergraduate when he was president of the Distinguished Visitors Program. “I believe you should help others and that the big ticket—the best way to do that—is through education,” concludes O’Connell.

John F. O’Connell and his wife, Donna, have made scholarships more plentiful with a $2 million bequest.


Toni Ambrogio, far left, and Timothy Paradis

More Scholarships for Nutritionists WITH FIVE OUT OF 10 leading causes of death tied to poor nutrition, registered dietitians are in high demand, fueling a growth spurt in the UMass Amherst Department of Nutrition. “Our enrollment has doubled in the last seven years as there is more focus on nutrition for a healthy lifestyle,” says Nancy L. Cohen, head of the nutrition department. The increase in students comes with a need for more scholarships. A planned $290,000 gift from

Willard A. Beal—whose aunt, the late Virginia Beal, was a pioneer in nutrition who taught at UMass Amherst from 1971 to 1986—will help financially strapped students. “A gift like this will allow us to acknowledge the excellent work that our students do and to financially assist more students,” says Cohen. Virginia Beal led the family philanthropy by establishing funds for undergraduate scholarships, graduate student fellowships, and an endowed lecture series. Two Virginia Beal scholarship recipients who graduated in May say they are grateful for the financial support, especially since they must complete a dietetic internship after earning a bachelor’s degree before they can become registered dietitians. Toni Ambrogio, the first in her family to attend college, says, “Getting this scholarship took some of the financial weight off of me and allowed me to continue my studies.” Timothy Paradis says his Beal award will be applied to expenses during his year of interning. “My education will allow me to help people achieve good health,” he says.

Nursing Students at Skinner Hall IN HER QUEST TO IMPROVE health care for all, Jacqueline Dowling ’00PhD has created the Diversity in Nursing Fund to help recruit students from historically underrepresented groups. “With the increasing diversity of local, state, and U.S.


populations, nurses must demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of a variety of cultures to provide high quality health care and reduce health disparities,” says Dowling, a faculty member in the nursing program at UMass Lowell.

EMPOWER Students

Welch Scholarship Funds Aspirations AS A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR, Victoria Phu ’15 worried about how many hours a week she would have to work to get her tuition bills paid. Then she received an annual award from the John and Grace Welch Endowed Scholarship Fund. Jack Welch ’57, ’82HON, the retired chairman of General Electric Co., created the scholarship in 2001 to honor his parents and to help underwrite the aspirations of graduates of Salem High School, his alma mater. Now Welch and his wife, Suzy, have added $1 million to the fund, which now totals $4.5 million. With the latest gift, the yearly award given to eight students will increase by $5,000 to $20,000. When awarded a Welch scholarship, Phu, a biology major and Commonwealth Honors College student, began an intensive undergraduate career. During her three years on campus, she has researched songbird communication, studied psychology as a minor, and engaged in community service. “The scholarship has given me the opportunity to do so much more,” says Phu, who hopes to attend dental school.

Welch says his scholarships are aimed at giving students the chance to have a rich UMass experience. “These scholarships are meant to give good people the opportunity to spread their wings. There is no surer way to success,” he explains. The scholarship applicants are reviewed by a committee including Suzy Welch, Michael Leto, Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations, and Salem High School administrators and then selected by the Office of Financial Aid. UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy says Jack and Suzy Welch’s generosity demonstrates that investing in UMass Amherst benefits everyone in the commonwealth. “For decades,” Subbaswamy says, “Jack Welch has been an inspiration to anyone who strives for excellence and for all who believe in the power of public higher education.”

Victoria Phu

Keeping Pace with Biology With rapid changes in biology, teaching the subject requires keeping abreast of new knowledge and assuring laboratories are outfitted with the latest technology. A $300,000 bequest from Dr. Walter Chroniak ’43, who retired last year as a physician after 62 years in practice, will help the UMass Amherst biology department stay current with new developments. “We need to keep bringing the latest technology into our labs to prepare our students for the next steps of their careers,” says Michele Markstein, a faculty member in the biology department. She teaches in a state-of-the-art lab in the Integrated Sciences Buildings where students engage in hands-on projects such as studying fruit flies to learn more about cancer cells. Chroniak says he made his gift to show his appreciation for the biology department which nurtured his love of science and helped launch his medical career. “I had a great education,” he notes, “My embryonic class at UMass was better than the course in medical school.”



New Frontiers


A Fondness for Libraries Leads to Endowed Curator Position A BEQUEST TO CREATE THE FIRST endowed curator position at the UMass Amherst Libraries will significantly enhance the collection, preservation, and exhibition of the heritage of Massachusetts, especially that of the Pioneer Valley. Marda F. Buchholz ’65, a math major who as a student worked in the campus library, says her planned gift fulfills a wish to make UMass Amherst collections a preeminent resource for research. “The curator level is where real work gets accomplished and where we very much need the support,” says Jay Schafer, director of UMass Amherst Libraries. Buchholz, who retired from IBM where she worked as a programmer, systems engineer, and manager in the U.S. and Paris, says her fondness for libraries began when she was a Girl Scout in high school and worked at the Forbes Library in Northampton where she grew up. “I like the ambiance of libraries. They’re welcoming places,” she notes. She says she decided to make the planned gift after realizing “that the issue was not obtaining materials but making them available and that could best be done by endowing a curatorship.” Buchholz also makes annual gifts to the libraries that are matched 50 percent by IBM. Robert S. Cox, director of special collections, says, “The focus on local history is particularly important to us. Our collections cover a historical swath of almost 350 years and give us the ability to examine both big ideas and the nitty-gritty details of everyday life.” The endowed curator position will serve as a bridge to local and regional collections centered on social change, innovation, and entrepreneurship and will offer continuity in staffing, notes Cox. “This is something that as an archivist you dream about,” he says.

Marda F. Buchholz examines rare books in the archives at W.E.B. Du Bois Library. Her planned gift for endowing a curator position will enhance the collection, preservation, and exhibition of the heritage of the Pioneer Valley.


Wendy Xu

Life as a Poet AS A BUSINESS MAJOR, Wendy Xu ’14 was a failure. She salvaged her undergraduate career when she took a creative writing class and later went to a reading by James Tate. He is the UMass Amherst English professor who won a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, who inspired her to embark on a life as a poet. Tate and the stellar reputation of the Masters in Fine Arts program drew her to the flagship campus. “The program is 50 years old and has had time to push its influence out into the world. I really wanted to be part of that,” says Xu. At UMass Amherst, she embraced the program’s “literary service”—participation in programs that support poetry—and improved her writing. You Are Not Dead, a collection of Xu’s poems, was published in 2013 while she was in her second year of the threeyear master’s program. She is now teaching creative writing at Queens College in New York. Xu’s work also captured the attention of the committee that determines financial assistance.


The committee awarded her the 2013 Daniel ’66 and Merrily ’68 Glosband Fellowship in English/ Poetry. “Poets have no golden glory and that kind of financial assistance was very helpful,” says Xu. Dan and Merry created the fund in the mid1990s in recognition of writers, whose work is vital to understanding the human condition but does not produce big payouts. “It is nice to reward students in the MFA program in a field that is not very remunerative,” Dan explains, “Hopefully, it will provide them with some financial help and some validation,” he explains. The Glosbands in December pledged $50,000 as part of their goal to bring the fund to a total of $200,000 through a combination of outright gifts and estate planning.

EXPLORE New Frontiers

Discovering New Materials for a Better World OUR FOREBEARS LIVED THROUGH the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and ours might be called the age of plastics, semiconductors, and polymers. Materials define eras of fundamental change and scientific advancement. Now, with a new endowed professorship in materials science, UMass Amherst is positioned to better explore and make creative use of innovative materials that can change the world. John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong, both ’03HA, and Barry ’77MS, ’79PhD and Afsaneh Siadat have created the Armstrong/Siadat Endowed Professorship in Materials Science, a new faculty position in the Department of Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering.

Each couple will contribute $750,000. “This gift will allow a faculty member to do exploratory research and find new frontiers. These investments have the potential to multiply into great returns,” says Timothy J. Anderson, dean of the engineering college. The campus is well situated to be a pioneer in materials science by leveraging its strengths in such disciplines as engineering, chemistry, and polymer science, explains Siadat, who received a Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award in May. “The endowed professorship will attract an outstanding leader who will be a bit like a magnet, building a world-class program that will improve the quality of life,” he says.

John Armstrong says he hopes the professorship will be the center of a cluster of renowned materials scientists working to solve problems as well as create new materials unimaginable today. “Material science has been crucial to all kinds of modern and technological scientific progress,” says Armstrong. He and his wife, Elizabeth, were named honorary alumni in 2003. Elizabeth Armstrong sees the endowed professorship as adding stature to the flagship campus and meeting the key goal of increasing the number of endowed faculty positions in the UMass Rising campaign. “By joining together, we have a more impactful gift compared to what two smaller gifts could do,” she says.

Funding Social Justice WORKING ON THE FRONT LINES of human service organizations taught Garine Roubinian ’15G that public policy is one way to create social justice. “I realized that more needs to be done on a policy level to prevent people from going through economic hardship or living in poverty,” she explains. To that end, she enrolled at UMass Amherst and is now

halfway through earning a master’s degree in public policy and administration. As part of the program’s required summer internship, Roubinian worked at Wellspring Collaborative, an initiative in Springfield that builds worker-owned companies. She received a stipend from the Barnard Family Fund created by Richard A. Barnard ’76, ’86MPA, who is co-founder and president of Baroco Corp., which serves people with disabilities. “The stipend made the unpaid internship more possible and it legitimizes the work Wellspring is doing,” says Roubinian.

Financial support for internships ranges from direct support for the students to enabling nonprofits on shoestring budgets to access resources they could not otherwise afford, says Kathryn McDermott, acting director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration. “The internship is an opportunity for our students to develop a broader set of professional skills,” notes McDermott. Barnard established the $125,000 endowment to help enable students who are keen on public policy and administration to accept internships that appeal to their interest. Every other year the stipend will be offered to students in the Political Economy Research Institute. “I want students to have an opportunity that they might not have and I think it’s important that students don’t graduate with ridiculous amounts of debt,” says Barnard.

Garine Roubinian


ENCOURAGE Innovation


A Transformational Gift to Foster Entrepreneurship WITH A $10 MILLION GIFT, Douglas A. Berthiaume ’71, ’05HON, and his wife, Diana, are establishing a hub for scholars, innovators, and entrepreneurs with a three-fold mission of supporting research, education, and practice, all targeted at transforming ideas into business realities. The Douglas and Diana Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship will be housed at the Isenberg School of Management, where Douglas Berthiaume studied accounting. “Over the past 20 years I have become intimately involved with a number of aspects of UMass Amherst. I have seen firsthand how great research, a committed faculty, and private partnerships give students a richer learning environment,” says Berthiaume, chairman, president and CEO of Waters Corp. in Milford, and co-chair of UMass Rising, the campus’s $300 million campaign. The center’s mission is to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations across campus and especially with the College of Natural Sciences and the College of Engineering. Key aspects planned include an entrepreneur-in-residence program; a research paper series; credit-based courses for students, as well as mini-courses and workshops geared toward practicing professionals; internship programs; engagement with leading organizations; elevator pitch and business plan competitions; incubator space and coaching support for start-ups; and support for small business development. Mark Fuller, dean of the Isenberg School and Thomas O’Brien Endowed Chair, observed, “With this transformational gift, the Berthiaumes will make real the vision of a coordinated, synergistic approach to research, teaching, and the practical application of resources to support aspiring entrepreneurs.” UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy noted, “This gift speaks volumes about the education Doug Berthiaume received here and about his understanding of the power of education to foster innovation.”

Douglas Berthiaume, and his wife, Diana, have made a transformational gift that will create an entrepreneurial center at the Isenberg School of Management.


Felicia Bolaske, left, and Shelby Miner, two undergraduate art history majors, were selected to produce “The Art of Collecting: Contemporary Prints from the Risa Gerrig Collection,” an exhibition at the University Museum of Contemporary Art.

Artful Healing WHEN RISA D. GERRIG ’81 died last year, her family grieved her loss and vowed to memorialize her in a way that would have deep impact. “We thought immediately about UMass Amherst. Risa was thrilled to get into UMass where she was served well socially and educationally,” says her brother, Richard J. Gerrig. In Risa’s name, the Gerrig family donated 45 prints by a variety of artists to the University Museum of Contemporary Art, which museum staff decided to use in an exhibition curated by two undergraduates. The donated artwork was the catalyst for a new undergraduate practicum between the art history department and the museum. “This practicum will provide opportunities for students to engage with museum work in various professional capacities,” explains Loretta Yarlow, director of the museum.


Felicia Bolaske ’14 and Shelby Miner ’15 were selected to produce The Art of Collecting: Contemporary Prints from the Risa Gerrig Collection, which opened in September. “We are getting the opportunity to put our hands on every aspect of museum work,” says Bolaske. They researched each piece in the collection, wrote the exhibition brochure and press releases, selected prints for the show, and conducted a myriad of other tasks. “There is a lot of responsibility and learning,” says Miner. “We are essentially curators.” All of which is exactly what the Gerrigs had in mind when they decided to honor Risa. “We really wanted to provide a gift to UMass that would be an ongoing benefit to students,” says Richard Gerrig.

ENCOURAGE Innovation


A GIFT TO HELP TRANSFER groundbreaking research into commercial ventures will launch an ambitious plan to finance companies founded on campus intellectual property. Paul B. Manning ’77, president and CEO of PBM Capital Group, says he hopes his $250,000 donation to lay the foundation for the UMass Seed Investment Fund will lead to economic growth. “I think it is fundamentally critical that we create new small businesses and I hope to do that by marrying entrepreneurs to technology transfers from UMass,” he explains. The funds will underwrite initial infrastructural expenses, including the hiring of consultants to establish the fund, identify potential funders, and promote the new fund as a unique opportunity. “This gift is tremendously important,” says UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, “The seed fund will invest in start-up businesses based on promising

innovations created at UMass that can be spun out as new ventures or licensed to industry.” Manning knows firsthand how to ally scientists and business people to forge economic development. He graduated with a degree in microbiology, leading to jobs in pharmaceutical and health care companies. “I think coming from the science side gave me a niche that the business guys didn’t have,” he says. Manning went on to hold top-level positions in sales and marketing and to found several companies. Among them were PBM Products, a manufacturer and distributor of infant formula, and PBM Pharmaceuticals, which specializes in selling, distributing, marketing, and manufacturing medical prescription products. “I believe that it is the young entrepreneurs who will create jobs and economic prosperity for this country, and I am interested in creating this fund


Taking Research to the Marketplace

A gift designed to help transfer groundbreaking research into businesses will foster economic growth. in the hopes of providing them with the resources to make their ideas a reality” explains Manning.

PARTNERING WITH BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS of Hampshire County, the Rudd Adoption Research Program has provided a network of support and research opportunities by bringing together 24 mentor-mentee pairs. The adopted children learn from mentors, who are themselves adopted and are UMass Amherst undergraduates. Now in its fifth year, the adoption research program has developed into a leader in the psychology of adoption, has trained graduate, undergraduate and postdoctoral students in theories and methods, and has hosted annual international conferences. Scott D. Chaplin ’89, whose life has been touched by adoption, has pledged $50,000 to help finance research. “Giving is an affirmation of how great UMass Amherst was for me,” Chaplin says, “The adoption research is interesting and unique and UMass is really making a name for itself in this area.”


Honing the Interview Edge GIVEN THE STELLAR REPUTATION of the Isenberg School of Management, students who earn high grades have an advantage in landing jobs. But in a fiercely competitive world, a convincing résumé and a strong performance at a job interview can give a candidate an extra edge.

Now, thanks to a $50,000 gift from Beth C. Gamel ’78MS, Isenberg’s 3,500 students have sophisticated software and interactive tools for writing résumés and preparing for interviews. “There is a lot of competition among business school graduates and I wanted to help Isenberg students be the best prepared for seeking employment,” says Gamel, managing director of Argent Wealth Management in Waltham, Mass. Gamel has been making gifts to UMass Amherst for the past 27 years and attributes her philanthropy to the examples set by her parents. Nicholas P. Wegman, executive director of Isenberg’s Chase Career Center, says the new software has made a significant difference. “The majority of students who use it are impressed and find it helpful,” he says. The software helps with fine-tuning résumés and stages interactive interviews, while the software is customized to Isenberg. Jonathan Meyer ’17 says that as a first-year student he dropped into the career center, looking for feedback on his résumé and LinkedIn profile. “The Chase resources help students and place us in a position to be successful,” says Meyer. Isenberg School of Management student Jonathan Meyer meets with Kimberly Figueroa, a counselor at the Chase Career Center.

Taking Care of Others IN CREATING THE EARLY CHILDHOOD Education Graduate Student Fund, Marjorie E. Cahn ’82EdD was continuing a family tradition of philanthropy. “It is a shared family vision that we take care of those before us and those who come after us. Our shared vision is to make life better, easier, and more gentle for our slice of the world,” she explains. A social worker, personal coach, and artist, Cahn traveled from Worcester to Amherst when her two children were young while earning her doctorate. “For a nominal amount of money, considering the cost of education, I completed a doctoral program,” recalls Cahn. Cahn is committed to seeing the fund flourish and recently completed an additional pledge. “The Early Childhood Education Graduate Student Fund has helped 18 students over the years since its founding in 1999. Every student helps create his or her own ripple effect and we can only imagine how many young people have benefited from helping one student.” Cahn recently announced a $10,000 challenge grant to encourage others to join her in supporting the fund. “I am always looking for ways to encourage people to part with their money,” she says, “It is my hope that each recipient will pay it forward. Every donation is significant. No gift is too small. I urge all graduates to give back of their time, talent, and treasure.”


ENCOURAGE Innovation

New Innovation Shop Used to Make Orthotic Arm for Boy


ONE NURSING AND FOUR ENGINEERING students collaborated to build an orthotic arm for a six-yearold who has a rare genetic abnormality that causes his bones to fuse, preventing him from performing simple tasks such as feeding himself or brushing his teeth. The life-changing project for Ryan Wade of Northampton, Mass., was designed and manufactured in the newly renovated Altra Industrial Motion Innovation Shop. To realize their design the students used state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment including 3-D printers, a water jet cutter, and four-axis milling machines. Altra Industrial Motion donated $150,000 to help purchase the equipment and retrofit the student workspace. Carl R. Christenson ’82, ’84MS is president and CEO of the Massachusetts-based

UMass students built an orthotic arm for Ryan Wade of Northampton, who has a rare genetic abnormality, to help him perform simple tasks such as feeding himself.

company that is a global supplier of power transmission and motion control products. The project began a year ago when the parents of Ryan Wade met with Frank Sup, a faculty member in the mechanical and industrial engineering department, and Cynthia Jacelon, professor in the College of Nursing. By December, the students had manufactured a plastic

arm attachment with three bendable extensions. Pressing a lever makes the extensions slide up and down. “I like it and I love it,” Ryan told a reporter, “It’s awesome for me, really, really awesome.” Sup notes, “The new space has quickly become a very popular spot for students to come and create their designs, do homework, and learn how to work in teams.”

Grateful Payback

WHEN BOB MAHONEY ’70 WAS ready to enter college, he followed in the footsteps of his two older brothers by enrolling in UMass Amherst and majoring in chemistry. Richard and William Mahoney ’83HON, both members of the

Class of 1955, were enjoying successful careers, which they attributed to their UMass Amherst education. Bob also acted on sage advice from his father: study the toughest subject offered. Mahoney says he thereby gained “intellectual confidence” once he had proven himself in the rigors of a science. “I had the self-assurance that I could learn anything,” he recalls. He chose to enter the world of banking. He is president and chief executive officer of BSB Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Belmont Savings Bank, which operates six branches in the greater Boston area. A grateful alumnus, Mahoney has over the years generously supported facilities,

faculty, scholarships, lectures, and an interdisciplinary science curriculum. Most recently, he has made a $500,000 planned gift, inspired by his family’s credo: learn, earn and return. “You owe something back,” he says, “I got an education at UMass that was second to none and I’ll do whatever I can to enhance the school and make it more accessible to others.” Bob and his wife, Kathleen Scott Mahoney ’70, made the gift after reviewing estate plans. Since the needs of UMass Amherst will evolve over time, he has decided not to designate a specific use for the gift. But they are certain of the gift’s value. “A dollar contributed to UMass is a great investment,” he explains.



Our Campus



Honors College: A Dream Fulfilled SINCE OPENING LAST FALL, the Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community has more than met expectations as a hub for intellectual curiosity and a catalyst for a rich living and learning experience. “Fifteen or 20 years ago, the college’s future was not so clear,” says Melvin Howard ’57, the founding chair of the honors college advisory board who has made a $1 million commitment to the new complex. Howard is thrilled with the seven brick-and-limestone buildings on Commonwealth Avenue, and the inclusive nature of the complex’s design, curriculum, and programs. “It’s a great way for the university to say, ‘You can come to UMass Amherst, be in the honors college and get as good an education as anywhere.’ ” Honors students share Howard’s enthusiasm. “I love being right near all the advising offices and all the classrooms. All my honors classes are a minute walk away,” notes Hailey Cherepon, a class of 2016 political science major. She especially likes how classroom learning spills over to the lounges and study areas. “We get together at all hours of the night,” notes Cherepon. Beruk Kiros ’14, a biology major who transferred into the honors college as a sophomore, says the new residential complex brings together highly motivated students and serves as a beacon for other students who might not consider honors courses. “Now that the honors college is so visible, students will be prompted to consider joining the college and take advantage of the many benefits offered,” says Kiros, a native of Ethiopia and the first in his family to attend college.

Melvin Howard, left, the founding chair of the honors college advisory board who made a $1 million commitment to the new residential community, meets with students.


Nadine Shank

Perpetual Fine Tuning AS A GIFTED PIANIST AND TEACHER, Nadine E. Shank knows the value of fine instruments and their need for maintenance and restoration. She is also grateful to her 95-year-old mother, Geraldine Shank—who started her daughter’s piano lessons at the age of eight—and to the students and colleagues who have helped shape a rich and rewarding career that has taken her to concert halls around the world. In a gesture of appreciation, Shank has created a $350,000 bequest, the Nadine E. Shank Piano Endowment to finance the restoration and acquisition of pianos at UMass Amherst. “I hit the jackpot coming to UMass 34 years ago. My colleagues are fabulous musicians and the students are talented and enthusiastic about their education,” says Shank, professor of music. Besides the endowed fund, Shank has pledged $60,000 to the UMass Rising faculty/staff campaign, earmarked for restoring pianos. “It is vital for our students and faculty to have well-maintained instruments,” notes Shank, “Good instruments encourage good teaching and music speaks to parts of the soul where words fail, highlighting what was, what is, while activating our humanity, “ believes Shank.


ENHANCE Our Campus

A Gift for Hospitality Leaders Denise M. Coll ’75 says her Isenberg School of Management education in hotel, restaurant, and travel administration helped her reach the executive offices of some of the largest hotel corporations in the world. “I think the quality of the courses, combined with connections the school had with industry, put me on a great career path in an industry that I enjoyed for 36 years,” THOM KENDALL

she explains. With a wish to create similar opportunities for students, Coll and her husband, Nicholas W. Sampson ’82, have made a $500,000 bequest for the

Derek Kellogg confers with UMass Minutemen basketball players.

Isenberg Atrium, a three-story addition to the management school. The new building will house the Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) Department, now located in the Flint Laboratory, a 10-minute walk from Isenberg. “We were focused on what we could do to enhance the quality of the experience of HTM students. I think the new space will absolutely do that,” says Coll, who retired last year as president of North America, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Coll believes the gift will be impactful in other ways as well. She hopes it will continue to position UMass Amherst HTM as one of the top hospitality programs, educating and training future hospitality leaders. “It is very important to me, to be a small part of ensuring there is great talent in the industry,” she says.

A Home for Champions THE NEW CHAMPIONS CENTER for the men’s and women’s basketball teams, under construction next to the Mullins Center, does more than replace the 83-year-old Curry Hicks Cage as a practice facility. This grand space next to the home court asserts UMass Amherst’s determination to win a national trophy. That goal resonates with legendary basketball player George G. “Trigger” Burke ’56, ’96HON, who has committed $600,000 for the center. “I want to do everything I can to help UMass improve and I think the new center will be great for the basketball program,” he says. Burke, who has made annual gifts to the campus for the past 60 years, believes the new center will be critical in the recruiting process.

The 53,000-square-foot complex will open in the spring. Its multiple practice courts, strength and conditioning areas, sports medicine suite with hydrotherapy, and other features are typical of high-level basketball programs. The environmentally sustainable building is also energy efficient. Derek Kellogg ’95, men’s basketball coach, is thrilled with this support from the former basketball standout and looks forward to the new facility, which he believes will motivate the team to reach new heights. “A new training center will give our student athletes so many more opportunities to compete like champions,” says Kellogg.


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

✴ Deceased

Larry G. ’67, ’70MEd, ’73EdD & Susan (McGuinn) Benedict ’69, ’71MEd, ’79CAGS, ’87EdD Paul J. Carney ’82 & Lovisa K. Taylor Davis Educational Foundation David J. ’72 & Cynthia M. Der Hagopian DuPont Krikor Ermonian ’52 ExxonMobil Kenneth R. ’67, ’02HON & Diane S. Feinberg Frederick J. Francis ’54PhD ✴ § Dorothy (Dunklee) Gavin ’43 & Joseph G. Gavin, Jr. HA ✴ General Motors Robert I. ✴ ^ & Sandra A. Glass ✴ ^ Steven M. ’74EdD, ’03HON & Judith Gluckstern Google Dev V. ’77PhD ^ & Linda A. Gupta ✴ ^ Susan Hagedorn ’77 The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation Hewlett-Packard Melvin ’57 & Vivien Weissman Howard Human Frontier Science Program Martin G. Jacobson ’68 Richard E. Jacobson Patricia A. (Gilgut) ’64 & Weldon H. Johnson ✴ W.M. Keck Foundation W.K. Kellogg Foundation Estates of John W. ’70HON & § & Angie K. Lederle Estates of W. Torrey & Doris T. Little J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation Massachusetts 4-H Foundation, Inc. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Terrence Murray ’01HON Nellie Mae Education Foundation Charles ’94HON & Janet Nirenberg The David & Lucile Packard Foundation Jerome M. ’60 & Linda M. Paros Charles F. Perrell ’71, ’72MBA & Elizabeth A. Guillaumin Michael G. ’75, ’82MBA, ’04HON & Cheryl L. (Edmonds) Philipp ’76 Procter & Gamble Raytheon Edward D. Shirley ’78 & Marjorie A. Schneider Simons Foundation John F. Smith, Jr. ’60, ’93HON Earl W. Stafford, Sr. ’76 & Amanda L. Stafford TMA/Avanti University of Massachusetts Alumni Association VISTAGY

^ Parent § Current faculty, staff, or



$5 million or more 3 Anonymous Donors Douglas A. ’71, ’05HON & Diana Berthiaume General Electric IBM Eugene M. ’50, ’00HON ✴ & Ronnie F. Isenberg The McCormack Foundation Microsoft Corporation John F. Welch, Jr. ’57, ’82HON & Suzanne R. Welch Zurich Capital


$2.5 million - $4.9 million 1 Anonymous Donor American Chemical Society John A. ’03HA & Elizabeth S. Armstrong ’03HA Cadence Design Systems Compaq Lotta M. Crabtree Trust John P. Flavin ’59, ’99HON The Ford Foundation Howard Hughes Medical Institute Intel Alma W. Keilty John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Richard J. ’55, ’83HON & Barbara M. (Barnett) Mahoney ’55 Andrew T. ^ & Virginia Rudd ^ Siemens


$1 million - $2.49 million 4 Anonymous Donors Harold ✴ & Bobby Alfond ✴ American Cancer Society American Diabetes Association American Heart Association Estate of Mildred S. Barber ’43 Wilmer D. Barrett ’34 ✴ ^ Baystate Health


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Altera Estate of Walter Amesbury Ronald M. Ansin ^ Avon Foundation for Women L.G. Balfour Foundation Bayer Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation Estate of Jane H. Bemis John W. Bennett ’52 Peter L. ’78 & Denise A. (Colls) Bloom ’79 Nicholas N. ’50, ’91HON & Ruth Boraski ✴ Robert B. Brack ’60 & Janet P. Bailey ’67, ’77EdD James R. ’74, ’76MBA & Paula J. Buonomo George G. ’56, ’96HON & Sandra B. Burke Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association CEM Corporation Center for Popular Economics ConAgra Janet W. Dakin ✴ Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Eastman Chemical Company Eastman Kodak EDUCAUSE Robert L. Epstein ’67 Ernst & Young Julius Gyula § & 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. ’76 & Theresa (Murphy) Hluchyj ’77 Charles J. Hoff Estate of Mr. Leonard J. Horwitz ’49 William F. Hubbard ’87, ’89MBA & Lee A. Bartow ’83 Institute for New Economic Thinking Robert D. ’68 & Pamela (Meadows) Jacobs ’69 Stanley Jez Charitable Trust The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Max Kade Foundation, Inc. John F. Kennedy ’76MSBA Kraft Foods The Kresge Foundation William P. ’43 ✴ & Shirley (Nestle) MacConnell ’39 ✴ Robert M. ’70 & Kathleen S. Mahoney ’70 March of Dimes Foundation Edward P. Marram ’59, ’61MS Massachusetts Fruit Growers Association, Inc. Mass Mutual Estate of Rupert D. Morrill ’42 National Grid National Multiple Sclerosis Society New England Regional Turfgrass Foundation 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 Russell Sage Foundation Nicholas W. Sampson ’82 & Denise M. Coll ’75

Marilyn Schoenbaum Barry ’77MS, ’79PhD & Afsaneh Siadat Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Spacelabs Healthcare Helen E. Symons ’65 Verizon Water Resource Foundation Waters Corporation John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Margaret J. (Pew) Zube ’70MA, ’74PhD ✴


$250,000 - $499,999 2 Anonymous Donors Agilent Technologies Foundation AICPA All States Asphalt Alpha Omega Electromagnetics American Institute for Cancer Research Analog Devices Ansys Apple Applera Corporation Estate of Barr G. Ashcraft ’66MA Association for Schools of Public Health Autodesk Ball Horticultural Joan (Bracker) Barksdale ’66 & Edgar W. Barksdale, Jr. Channing Bete Biogen Idec Robert C. ✴ & Vivian B. Biron BOC Edwards Bonefish & Tarpon Trust BP Global Randolph W. ’79HON ✴ § & Cecile T. Bromery CAPHRA Estate of Marjorie Sells Carter Estate of Eunice F. Chappuis Stanley E. Charm ’50 I. Mike ’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. ’61, ’92HON & Sherry (Farbman) Dickerman ’63, ’84MS Estate of Harold G. Dickey George R. Ditomassi, Jr. ’57, ’96HON & Michele A. Megas-Ditomassi Dow Chemical Barry R. Duke James D. Ellis & Trish Farrington Charles ’54, ’08HON & Mildred (Velleman) Feldberg ’55 Financial Accounting Foundation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation General Mills, Inc. Charles N. Glynne ’36 ✴ William T. Grant Foundation Louis S. ^ § & Hilda Greenbaum ^ Robert C. Gunness ’32, ’63HON ✴ David M. ’66 & Mary (Desmond) Hankowski ’66 Kenneth D. Hintlian ’76 ^ Holyoke Gas & Electric Charles H. Hood Foundation Jay ’68 ^ & Ingrid Howland ^


Richard W. Hubbard ’35 ✴ Ideal Consulting IKOS Systems Arlindo Jorge ’50 ✴ Carol V. Kaske ✴ Henry P. Kendall Foundation Arthur F. Kinney § Estate of Ruth M. Klingener Susan G. Komen for the Cure Linda L. Letcher ’84MS Stephen R. ’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 G. Harold & Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation May Department Stores MCI Communications John Merck Fund Jerome M. Mileur § Morris Animal Foundation Estate of Jean S. Muller Nabisco Ronald J. Nathan Nestle USA Foundation New England Foundation for the Arts New York Farmers Nonprofit Finance Fund NSTAR Robert W. Osterman, Jr. Roberto ’83MS, ’85PhD & Colleen A. (McLevedge) Padovani ’75S, ’82 J. Brian Palmer ’95 Pfizer Qlik Tech Research Corporation E. Paul Robsham HA, ’92HON ✴ 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 James M. Smith ’67, ’07HON Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation Sociologists for Women in Society Sprint Surdna Foundation Syngenta TABB Group Milton C. Taft ’54 ✴ Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation Robert P. Thimot ’53 ✴ Sidney ’47, ’85HON & Lillian F. Topol Joseph ’65PhD § & Yolanda Troll Union Carbide United Technologies UpToDate The Valley Advocate Alexander von Humboldt Foundation The Wallace Foundation Andy Warhol Foundation Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission Whitehall Foundation Wildlife Conservation Society Wolf Greenfield, P.C.

Recognizes giving based on cash received from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 Pioneers

$100,000 or more 1 Anonymous Donor John A. ’03HA & Elizabeth S. Armstrong ’03HA • • Larry G. ’67, ’70MEd, ’73EdD & Susan (McGuinn) Benedict ’69, ’71MEd, ’79CAGS, ’87EdD • • Douglas A. ’71, ’05HON & Diana Berthiaume • • Peter L. ’78 & Denise A. (Colls) Bloom ’79 • • A. Richard ^ § & LuAnne Bonanno ^ • George G. ’56, ’96HON & Sandra B. Burke • • • Estate of Joan Cormack ’52 Kelvin F. Cross ’75, ’77MS & Caren P. Arnstein ’77 • • Estate of Janice (Warfield) Dowd ’58 Krikor Ermonian ’52 • • • Julius Gyula § & Edith Fábos • • • Kenneth R. ’67, ’02HON & Diane S. Feinberg • • • Louis S. ^ § & Hilda Greenbaum ^ • • Melvin ’57 & Vivien Weissman Howard • • • Martin G. Jacobson ’68 • • Stanley Jez Charitable Trust • Renee W. Harbers Liddell ’85 Paul B. Manning ’77 Ronald J. Nathan • • • © Philip E. Norment ’81, ’84MBA & Maureen A. Shiels ’82, ’84MBA • • Roberto ’83MS, ’85PhD & Colleen A. (McLevedge) Padovani ’75S, ’82 • © Nicholas W. Sampson ’82 & Denise M. Coll ’75 • • Michael P. ’80 & Jill (Metlitz) Stansky ’81 • • John F. Welch, Jr. ’57, ’82HON & Suzanne R. Welch • •


$50,000 - $99,999 2 Anonymous Donors Maryellen Burnowski


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10 – 24 total years of giving 25 or more total years of giving

^ Parent § Current faculty, staff, or emeritus faculty

HA Honorary alumnus or alumna HON Honorary degree recipient S Stockbridge alumnus or alumna

Theodore Caplow, Jr. Stanley E. Charm ’50 • • Paul W. Cichocki ’91 & Cynthia M. Ostrowski ’91 • • Charles ’54, ’08HON & Mildred (Velleman) Feldberg ’55 • • • Pamela B. Fletcher Dev V. Gupta ’77PhD ^ • • Estate of Hertha S. Haensel Robert D. ’68 & Pamela (Meadows) Jacobs ’69 • • • John F. Kennedy ’76MSBA • • Steven N. ’78, ’79MBA & Pamela S. Lesser • • Charles & Paula F. Mark • • David R. Proper ’91MA ✴ • • John F. Smith, Jr. ’60, ’93HON • • Paul K. ’74 & Kathryn (Mentor) Williamson ’75 • • • ©


$25,000 - $49,999 2 Anonymous Donors Dwight W. Allen • Joan (Bracker) Barksdale ’66 & Edgar W. Barksdale, Jr. • • • Richard A. Barnard ’76, ’86MPA ^ • • Estate of Pauline P. Collins Sean M. ’85 ^ & Jayne T. (Drury) Dandley ’85 ^ • • David J. ’72 & Cynthia M. Der Hagopian • • • Estate of Walter E. Dickinson • • Michael F. Dolan ’97MS, ’99PhD • • W. Eric ’82 & Margot T. Egan • • Robert L. Epstein ’67 • • David H. Feldman ^ & Ann C. Benjamin ^ John D. ’89 & Michelle M. (Radey) Fuller ’89 • • Richard J. Gerrig Mark D. ’69 & Kathryn Groffman • • Li-Bo Hao Kenneth D. Hintlian ’76 ^ • • • Charles J. Hoff • • Charles K. Hyde ’66 • • • Jeffrey S. Katz ’69 • Stephen R. ’61, ’01HON & Sandra R. Levy • • Kenneth A. Lloyd ’73 ^ & Sylvia Loran ^ • • Steven C. Luby ’84, ’86MS • David Manganaro Paul Manganaro ’87 • Gregory K. Maravelas ’62MS • • James R. ’49 & Alice (O’Neil) Marshall ’49 • • • Joseph R. McCabe ’82MBA John J. McCarthy III § & Ellen M. Woolford § • • James L. ’70MS, ’73PhD & Martha (Sailor) Milton ’74 • • • John H. ’66 & Rachel M. (England) Morton ’66 • • Michael Motta • Ronald E. ’66 & Joanne (Miller) Pearson ’64 • •

Jodi Picoult Timothy W. Rollins Stan C. Rosenberg ’77 • • • Christine G. (Solt) Savage ’92 • • James G. ’60 & Marilynn (Kolazyk) Shields ’61 • • © Rupinder S. Sidhu ’77MBA • Edwin V. Sisson ’68 • • James M. Smith ’67, ’07HON • • Earl W. Stafford, Sr. ’76 & Amanda L. Stafford • • Qiang Sun ’92PhD • Sidney ’47, ’85HON & Lillian F. Topol • • Stephen T. Vinter ’83MS, ’85PhD • • David B. Weisblat ’75 • • Peter M. Wild ’77S • • Isaac E. Young •


$10,000 - $24,999 6 Anonymous Donors Thomas F. ’76 & Cynthia Ackerman • • Stephen A. Albano ’67 ^ • • Noel E. Anderson ’74, ’77MS, ’80PhD • • © Gregory A. Antipa • John B. ’67 ^ & Patricia (Pfeiffer) Baillieul ’68 ^ • • © Lance W. Banfield William B. Bannick ’70 • Ronald J. Bartos ’80 • • • © Matthew D. ’94 & Rebecca L. Borden • • © Robert B. Brack ’60 & Janet P. Bailey ’67, ’77EdD • • • John L. ’72, ’73MS & Susan A. Brooks • • John C. ’70 & Elaine Brouillard • • Donald P. Bulens, Jr. ’78 • • Richard S. ^ & Georgia P. Bullitt ^ Fox Butterfield & Elizabeth Mehren Gary A. Cameron ’10 Michael J. ’80 & Beverly E. (Obrient) Carne ’80 • • Paul J. Carney ’82 & Lovisa K. Taylor • • • Robert D. & Diana M. Cataldo James E. Chaney ’79 • • Scott D. Chaplin ’89 • • Fergus M. ’66PhD & Lynn Clydesdale • • • © Anthony S. ’77 & Mary L. (Jenner) Colatrella ’79 • • John L.M. Crouse ’56 • • • © Dennis M. Crowley, Jr. ’59 ^ • • John M. Cryan ’58 • • Estate of Anastasia L. Davis Clifford E. Desch, Jr ’68MS, ’73PhD ^ & Cathy Abrams ^ • • George A. ’61, ’92HON & Sherry (Farbman) Dickerman ’63, ’84MS • • • © Peter F. ’75 & Peg (Owen) DiGiammarino ’75 • • George R. Ditomassi, Jr. ’57, ’96HON & Michele A. Megas-Ditomassi • • • Shelley (Pratt) Duncan ’92 • • © Jennifer L. Dutkowsky ’04 • Robert ^ & Lorraine Dutkowsky ^ • • David S. & Lucy T. Eisenberg Kent M. Elwell ’83 • • Paul D. ’74 & Deborah M. Engel ^ • • Linda (Litvin) Epstein ’67 John J. ’73 & Donna (Foley) Farrelly ’73 • • • © Min Fei ’96MS © Saul F. Feingold ’54 • • • Robert S. Feldman § & Katherine E. Vorwerk • • Liam M. ^ & Deborah A. Finegan ^ James D. Flynn ’79 • • Robert T. Foote, Jr. ’62 ^ & Marianne (Dunn) Foote ’77 • •


Lyn Frazier § Patricia A. (Keck) ’74EdD ^ & Ronald H. Fredrickson ^ § • • David G. Fubini ’76 & Bertha P. Rivera • • Daniel M. ’66 & Merry (Cotton) Glosband ’68 • • • Edward C. ’73 & Cindy Gray • • Stephen P. Gross ’75 • • © June I. Guild ’72 & Joel M. Halpern ^ § • • Richard B. ’79 & Susan J. (Mann) Gulman ’81 • • • Peter J. Hadelman ’88 • • Robert C. Hagerty ’74 • • Benjamin R. ’98 & Amy L. (Wiswell) Happ ’98 • • Robert F. Hatch ’86 • • © Dorothy (Damon) ’72, ’76MBA & Terry Hayes • • • David W. Heath ’80 • • Andrew Hemingway

Gene Kittredge Hanumantha R. Kodavalla ’88MS • • © Deborah A. (Grossman) ’80 ^ & Todd Krasnow ^ • Ronald L. ’73 & Maura C. LaBarre • • Peter A. Laird ’76 & Jeannine C. Atkins ’80 § • • Louis J. Lanzillo, Jr. ’80 & Lisa (Angelini) Lanzillo ’80 • • Raymond E. Laplante, Jr. ’87 & Marie P. (Swiatlowski) Laplante ’87 • • • © Linda L. Letcher ’84MS • • © Thomas J. ’72, ’73MS & Denyse A. Lyden • • Robert B. Magnus III ’94MS • © Robert M. ’70 & Kathleen S. Mahoney ’70 • • James M. Malandrinos ’01 & Lucy A. Alman ’05 • • Elaine (Nicpon) Marieb ’69PhD, ’85MS • • John F. McGarry ’67 • • James P. ’57 & Eileen Mendrek • • •

Avery Preesman Jeffrey S. Price ’90MS • James R. & Edith A. Ralph • • • Linda E. (Cotton) ’82 ^ & Robert J. Ronan ^ • • • Janice (Rittenburg) Rossbach ’49 • • © Stephen T. ’76 & Melanie Sadler • • Peter M. Salmon ’77, ’79MS • • Michael S. Sarli ’75 § • • • © David M. § & Barbara B. Schimmel • • Nilesh Shah ’85PhD & Jean M. Brady ’87PhD • • © Nadine E. Shank § • • Edward D. Shirley ’78 & Marjorie A. Schneider • • Anil J. Shrikhande ’73PhD • • © Jeffrey T. Slovin ’87 • Kenneth T. ’89 & Ann A. Slovin ’88 • • © Norman A. ’79, ’91MBA ^ & Suzanne Wingate Smith ^ • • Alan Sonfist John F. Stanne ’83 • • • © Morton M. ^ & Helen R. Sternheim ^ • • Kumble R. § & Mala B. Subbaswamy J. Jeffrey Sullivan ’95MBA • • John W. Sullivan ’94MS • • © Ting-wei § & Shirley S. Tang • • H. Brian Thompson ’60 • • • Frederick C. Tillis § • • • Sidney Treyz Patrick J. ’79 ^ & Karen M. (Carbone) Veale ’80 ^ • • • Alan Wallach Esther M. Warner ’59 • • • John B. White ’81MS, ’85PhD & Mary B. Regan ’86EdD • • Geraldine C. ’61 & Richard A. Wise • • © Edward N. York ’66Med


$5,000 - $9,999

WE THINK UMASS AMHERST has never been in a stronger place than it is today yet so much work still needs to be done to allow it to reach its fullest potential. Our giving is unrestricted which allows the chancellor to decide how best to use our donations. We also share our giving decisions with our daughters to teach them the importance of philanthropy and the importance of UMass in our lives. Amy L. ’98 and Benjamin R. Happ ’98 Michael G. ’76 & Theresa (Murphy) Hluchyj ’77 • • Kerry J. Hueston ’00, ’00 • • James G. ’77 & Ellen (Katz) Hunt ’77, ’93MS • • • Robert P. Jacobs ’81 • • © Jason R. ’93 & Stefanie L. (Rappaport) Janoff ’93 • • © Anthony C. Jordan ’96 • © Ruth Kahn James F. ’70 ^ & Andrea D. (Segal) Kane ’70 ^ • • • Kristen A. Keel ’88, ’92MPA • Paul G. ’74, ’75MBA § & Joanne F. Kelliher • • • © John S. ’78 ^ & Patricia Kendzierski ^ • • Arthur F. Kinney § • • •

Joseph H. Moglia Charles § & Kay J. Moran • • • Kristin Morrison • Margaret R. Motyl Charles ’94HON & Janet Nirenberg • • Estate of Grace (Goulart) Nopper ’35 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 • • • J. Brian Palmer ’95 • • Russ G. ’86 & Leslie A. Paparo ’87 • • Jaime ’76 & Cindy Pereira ^ • • • © Charles J. Peters, Jr. ’88 ^ & Karen M. (Holland) Peters ’87 ^ • • Robert A. § & Jeanne Potash • • •


3 Anonoymous Donors Kenneth D. ’81 & Susan J. Barber Allen ’81 • • Elva (Foerster) Anderson ’48 • • • Eric Ashman ’90 & Deborah L. London ’94 • • Robert G. Barnhardt, Jr. ’65PhD • Henry L. ’68 & Andrea (Rose) Barr ’68 • • • Ivette A. Bassa ’86MS • • © John W. Bennett ’52 • • • Walter Z. ’77 & Susan (Skladany) Berger ’76 • Jeffrey L. Bernstein ’90 Claude R. Bersano ^ & Julie C. Hayes ^ § • Estate of Margaret E. Barr Bigelow ✴ § Bradford G. Blodget ’78MS • • Elizabeth M. Brackett ’80 & Thomas D. Radcliff • • • © Linda (Lovell) Bradley ’64 • • Mark B. Bradley ’79 & June C. Wispelwey • • David B. ’69 ^ & Marta Breed ^ • • David W. Briggs ’68 • • • Marda F. Buchholz ’65 • • Thomas J. ’86 ^ & Lori Ann Burgomaster ^ • • John P. Burke ’86 • • Scott D. Burke ’84 • • Dennis M. Bushe ’65 • • © Barton B. Byg § & Jan E. Whitaker • • Gordon E. Cadwgan, Jr. ’76PhD & Ruth J. Cadwgan • • • Christopher C. Campolettano • David A. Caruso ’80 • Mark A. Casey ’92 • • Stephen C. Chambers ’69 ^ • • ©

Carl R. ’82, ’84MS & Kimberlee B. Christenson • • Philmore H. Colburn II ’86MBA • • Robert C. Cole, Jr. ’59 & Margaret A. Cole • • • Frank J. Consoli ’75 • • Barbara W. Cooke • • Robert A. Cramer ’80 • • Sheilah (MacLennan) Crowley ’64 • • Peggy A. Crowley-Nowick ’86 ^ & Matthew W. Nowick ^ • • James E. Curley ’66, ’68MS, ’70PhD • • © Lisa B. (Freedman) ’87 & John C. Desforge • • Richard Dieter ’66MS • • • Abraham L. ’73 & Valerie J. (Familant) Doneger ’75 • • • Megan A. Donnelly ’87 • • John E. ’76MS & Jacqueline S. Dowling ’00PhD • • Stephen P. Driscoll ’73 • • John F. Dubach § & Copper F. Giloth § • • Carl ’77, ’79MPA & Shirley A. (Truchon) Eger ’58, ’83MEd • Arthur ’57 § & Barbara R. Elkins • • Ronna (Berson) ’81 & Neal R. Erickson • • David R. Evans ^ § & Gretchen B. Rossman § • • Wendy (Shankel) ’79 & Morris Evans • • Paul B. ’89, ’92MS & Ellen J. (Martin) Ferraro ’89, ’94PhD • • Kevin M. Ferreira ’07 © Erik L. Fleming Joseph J. ’83 ^ & Janet Floyd ’08 ^ • • Thomas C. Foley ’57 • • Carl M. ’63 & Janice Fortin • • • Christopher L. Frank ’82S • • • Todd M. ’89 & Jennifer E. (Gagnon) Fruhbeis ’89 • • © James W. Gamble ’87S • • Denise A. Gaudet ’77 • • Dorothy (Dunklee) Gavin ’43 • • • Margot Gizienski Richard A. Goldstein ’63, ’98HON • • Gay L. ’96 ^ & Steven D. Goodwin ^ § • • Robert M. Gorman ’63 • • Pamela (Forsythe) Grange ’79 • • Ronald F. Grasso, Jr ’92 • Marcia S. Greenblatt ’89 Howard C. ’79 & Michele M. Greene • • © Rafael D. Guzman ’88 Charles D. Hadley, Jr. ’64, ’67MA ^ • • • Henry L. Hall, Jr. ’53 & Jean E. Hall • • • William R. Handrich, Jr. ’63S & Priscilla Handrich • • Samuel R. Hanmer ’84 • • Daniel J. Hansen ’89 David N. Hansen ’74 • • Margaret H. ’90MA ^ & Peter K. Hepler ^ § • • George K. ’69, ’73MPA & Camilla B. Hertz • • Lew ’62 ^ & Hannah T. Hoff ^ • Estate of Jean (Gould) Hollis ’46 Edward D. Houde ’63 • • Jay ’68 ^ & Ingrid Howland ^ • • • John H. Hubbe ’84 • • © Paul D. ’02 & Sari C. Hutchen • • Stephen R. Israel ’63 • • © Charlotte A. Jackson ’01MEd & Robert W. Jackson, Jr. § • • Rajesh K. Jha ’90MS & Sudha Mishra • David Johnson • • A. Leo Joseph ’89MS • Robert W. Joyce ’50 • • • Paul W. Kamienski ’69 • • © Jeffrey A. Kantor ’81 • • © Arthur S. & Maura Keene • • James P. Kelley


Derek W. Kellogg ’95 § & Nicole P. Flory-Kellogg ’95 • David L. Kelly ’86 • Fred R. ^ & Anne M. Kern ^ • Samuel C. Koch ✴ § • Kristen A. Kuliga ’91 • Irene J. Lang ’74 • • © Gary R. Lapidus ’84 & Clare R. Scherrer Philip G. LeBlanc ’83 • • Alan L. ’64 & Carol S. LeBovidge • • Norine F. Lee Young Han Lee § Gilbert A. ’56 & Carol A. Leveille • • © Elaine (Norton) Linscott ’62 • • • R. C. Locke ’75 • David H. ’66 & Marilou Serafin Mac Donnell • © Michael F. Malone ’79PhD § & Christine A. Lau • • Eileen Marasco Lawrence S. Martin ’67 • • Robert P. ’75S, ’77 & Christine E. Marzilli • • • Daniel K. Mayer ’93S, ’95 • Christopher ’81 & Maryellen McCabe • • F. Ward McCarthy ’73 • • Thomas J. McCarthy ’78 § & Wei Chen ’97PhD • Edwin D. ’75, ’77MS & Carol C. McGuire • • Michael McMahon ^ • • Jayne (Arnold) McMellen ’64 ^ • • • Robert D. ’85 ^ & Deborah T. McWilliams ^ • • © Robert Meers ’69 & Miriam (Crowley) Kelly ’66 • • Ann Messner Paul J. Milbury ’74, ’75MBA • • Jerome M. Mileur § • • • Kendall G. ’79 & Carla A. (Ray) Miller ’82, ’85MS • • © Jefferson J. Mooney Mara A. Motherway • • © Bernard J. Mullin Gary J. Murphy ’82 • • Paul R. Murphy ’73 • • • Vincent G. Murphy ’67MS, ’71PhD • • Madhu S. Murthy ’74MS • • Robert P. Neil, Jr. ’78 ^ & Mary (Martins) Neil ’78 ^ • • • Bart G. Newland ’81 • • © Raymond A. ’75MS & Karen (Murphy) Noga ’74 • • William E. ’86 & Madeleine R. (Woodcock) Noland ’89 • • Elizabeth M. Nuss • Thomas O’Brien HA • • • Brian W. Ogilvie § & Jennifer N. Heuer § • Douglas L. Oliver Patricia A. (Manley) ’81 & William G. Parcellin •


✴ Deceased

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5 – 9 total years of giving


Matching gift or claim

10 – 24 total years of giving 25 or more total years of giving

^ Parent § Current faculty, staff, or emeritus faculty

HA Honorary alumnus or alumna HON Honorary degree recipient S Stockbridge alumnus or alumna

James O. Pearson ’78 • • Francis A. Petrangelo, Jr. ’88 • Frederick J. Pevey, Jr. ’72, ’82MBA • • Ronald Pipkin • • Jodi Pizzuto-Kelly • Tina (Kosmas) Plette ’73, ’92MA & Anne J. Herrington • • Arthur I. ’64 & Helen M. Poland • • Edward S. Price ’90 • Gary W. ’80 & Christine (Mahoney) Pritchard ’79 • • Patricia Reid Ponte ’76 • • Penny L. Remsen § • Steven G. ’77 & Tammy Richter • • Ellis F. Rinaldi ’84 • Frank B. Riordan ’91 • • Martin J. ’79 & Elizabeth (Salerno) Rogosa ’88 • • Robert J. ’69 & Nancy J. (Freedman) Rosen ’70 • • Sander B. ’70 & Carol F. Ross • • • Pierre A. ^ § & Arlene Rouzier ^ • • James J. Ryan ’82 • • • Lee H. Sandwen ’72 • • © Jay Schafer § • • Marvin O. ’72MS & Eva (Listman) Schlanger ’70MA • • Henning G. Schulzrinne ’93PhD Elizabeth Segers ’81 • • Ernest T. § & Rae N. Selig • • Andrew I. Shapiro ’82 & Ruth Bonsignore ’83 • • Walter L. Shaw ’70 • • Gregory S. Sherowski ’70 • • © James S. Skesavage, Jr. ^ & Joan Skesavage ^ • Gloria Slosberg • • Aaron D. & Irma L. Spencer • James V. Staros § & Alice C. Harris § • Paul E. Steffen, Jr. ’89 & S. R. GiffordSteffen ’86MS, ’89PhD • • © Jeffrey A. ^ & Agnes F. Stoops ^ Frances (Kalinowski) ’77 ^ & Mark L. Streitfeld ^ • • Kevin F. ’76 & Jean E. (Bratlie) Sullivan ’76 • • © Barbara L. (Beebe) Takahashi ’81 • • Edwin L. Thomas ’69 ^ • • Elisa C. Thomas ’95 • William Truettner J. P. Tullsen ’66MBA Marcel D. Veilleux ’81 • • Susan L. (Snyder) Wagner ’71 © Neil E. Waisnor ’77 • • Paul C. Washburn III ’81, ’84MBA & Elizabeth L. (Baker) Washburn ’84 • • • Rosemary (Hussey) Werrett ’62 • Morris H. Wheeler ’83 • Grace C. Wung ’98 • Jonathan O. ’83 ^ & Susan (Keene) Yorks ’83 ^ • • • William C. Zaslow ’93 • ©


$2,500 - $4,999 4 Anonymous Donors Daniel J. Abdun-Nabi ’76 Iqbal Agha § • Anne C. (Kline) Amato ’83MS • • Stephen G. Anderson ’74 & Gail M. Parker • • • Mark M. ’86 & Jill C. (Siflinger) Andrew ’86 • • Ucheoma (Akobundu) Anyanwu ’03MS Margaret N. (Murach) Apkin-Freer ’79 & Donald Freer Carl A. Avila ’78 • • © Richard A. ’61 & Patricia K. (Stec) Baker ’63 • • •

MY UMASS AMHERST EDUCATION set the course of my life. In those days I studied the disparate fields of biology and engineering. Today those fields are merged and are at the foundation of my business. I believe you shouldn’t forget your school. I hope that my gifts will both help attract high-caliber food science doctoral students and inspire others to give. Stanley E. Charm ’50 President, Charm Sciences Inc. Maria A. Balzarini ’78 • • © Paul J. ’81 ^ & Nancy J. (MacDonald) Banks ’80 ^ • • Elaine (Chomyn) ’63, ’69MA & Allen V. Barker § • • • Edward J. ’89 & Debra M. (Weiss) Barrett ’89 Elmer Bartels Eileen A. Bartley ’81 & Kenneth Horton • • © Pamela Beaubien • Paul N. ’84 & Janet E. Harver Belval ’84 • • John M. Benoit ’90, ’93MS & Holly M. Milton-Benoit ’92 • • © Sol & Mimi Berg Subroto ^ & Somaletha T. Bhattacharya ^ Joseph L. Black § • Bradley A. ^ & Ann L. Blubaugh ^ • Stanley M. & Elizabeth R. Brown • © Cynthia A. Burke ’83 • • Carrie Cabezas ’04 © Nissage Cadet ’82 • Marta B. Calas ’87PhD § & Linda M. Smircich § • • Patrick J. Callaghan Joseph J. Cancellieri, Jr. ’75 • • Gregory J. Cannella ’88 § • • Steven P. Carlson ’80 • • © Stewart M. Casper ’75 • • • Jay A. Catelli ’05 • © Herbert L. Cheever ’65 • • Lim C. ’64, ’66MS & Dorothy (Haskell) Chhuy ’66 • • • Martin P. Chotiner ’76 • • • © Bernadine E. Chwalek ’77 & Michael C. Schiffer • • © Maryanne (Barcus) Clark ’77 • © Lawrence D. Clough ’77 • • Donald G. ’76, ’79MS & Susan (Van Hoogen) Coffey ’79 • •

Diana J. Cohen ’94 • • © Robert W. ’74 & Deborah (Subzda) Colantuoni ’73 • • © David J. Colella ’75 • • Dennis M. Collins ’72 • • Peter L. ’80PhD & Janice Marchut Conrad • • Lyle E. ^ § & Betty E. Craker • • Gerald S. Creem ’67 • • • © Edward D’Alelio Vince A. ’87 ^ & Mary (Dolce) Daboul ’87 ^ • • William E. & Catherine E. Daley Joseph R. Daverin ’00, ’03MS © Honoré S. ’94EdD & Donald J. David • • • Thomas E. Decker, Jr. ’65 ^ • • Cynthia Delia ’81 & D. Mitchell Coddington • • Allyson P. (Fish) ’89 & Edward V. DeNoble • • • Anthony A. Dertouzos ’92 Celeste (Dubord) Devaney ’43 • • • Edward M. Doherty ’77 • • John L. Doleva ’82 • • Paul J. Donahue • • © Mark Donovan ’78 • Susan O. Dunbar ’88 Ann E. Eagan Dawson ^ Ted & Ruth Edmonds Brendan Fernandes L. Carl ’10MS, ’15PhD § & Jean (Braconier) Fiocchi ’74S • • Christopher J. Fontaine ’79 • • James B. Francis ’86 • • Ian H. Fraser & Pamela Bartlett • • Paul Friedmann ’00MBA • • Mark A. § & Tanya Fuller Denis G. ’72 ^ & Nancy Gagnon ^ • • Cesar A. Gamez ’86


Michael J. ’81 & Linda (Lewis) Garrity ’80 • • • Matthew A. Gattuso ’93 Edwin C. Gentzler § & Jenny S. Spencer § • • Kenneth M. Gloss ’73 ^ & Joyce A. Kosofsky ’75 ^ • Steven H. & Frances M. Goldsher • • Brady L. ’86 & Natalie J. (Dury) Green ’88 • • Stephen J. Gulo, Jr. ’66 • • • © Lucy Gwin Donald G. Hammond ^ Allen R. ^ § & Joan Hanson • • Richard P. Harland ’59 • • William J. Harrington ’51, ’52MA • • Roderick P. ’66 & Margaret L. (McVey) Hart ’68 • • • © Jeffrey F. ’74MEd, ’91CAGS & Joyce M. Hatch ’88MBA • • William O. Hayden ’77 • • • © Phyllis Heronemus •

Kevin J. ’61 & Lee Kelley • • Michael F. Kelley ’88 & Elizabeth Tyminski • • Paul W. Kelley ’67 • • Alvin T. Kho ’94, ’96MS, ’00PhD • S. Lawrence ’82, ’86MPA & Carol Kocot • • Curt P. Kohlberg ’80 & Allegra K. Manacher ’83MEd • • John J. Kominski ’59, ’90HON • • • Angelika Kratzer § John P. ’72 & Margaret A. (McMahon) Lareau ’72 • • Douglas A. ’01PhD & Angela G. Lathrop • William J. Lawrence ’83MBA • • © Thomas L. Leatherman ’87PhD § & C. Marjorie Aelion ’80 § • • Mike A. § & Rebecca A. Leto • Mark D. Lincoln ’71 • • • © Matthew O. ’99 & Susan Littlefield • • © Eva B. Lohrer ’85MS • •

AS A FRIEND OF UMass Amherst and strong supporter of athletics, I believe that basketball has far reaching benefits for students and the university. I made a planned gift to the Champions Center, a state-of-the art practice and training facility that can help our teams gain and maintain national prominence. Ronald J. Nathan President, The Nathan Agencies, Amherst, Mass. Executive Director, Court Club since 1988

Robert B. Hevert ’84MBA • • Mary Ann Higgins ’72 • • Cindy H. (Figler) ’91 & Jeffrey B. Hill • • © Willie L. Hill, Jr. § & Beverly G. Hill • • Donald L. Hodgman ’68 • • William S. Hogan, Jr. & Karen C. Hogan • • Su-Don Hong ’76PhD • • Gordon Hutchins, Jr. ’70 • • Motoko Inoue • • Marshall G. ’72MS, ’74PhD & Annie R. Jones ’73MBA • • • Frank E. § & Ljiljana Karasz • John R. ’73 ^ & Bernadette M. Keilty ^ • • Richard M. ’73 ^ & Nancy (Spilman) Kelleher ’71 ^ • • Christopher L. ’79 & Pamela A. Kelley • • •

Diane (Leung) Lopez ’91 • Henry D. Lord ’87 • • John P. Maarbjerg Michael J. ’91 & Jane MacDonald • • © Charles D. Machlin ’82 • • Patrick MacWilliams Aaron C. Mailhot ’11, ’12MS © Alexander D. Major ’14 Maccabit Malkin ^ • Andrew T. Malloy III ’74 & Deborah Gastler Malloy • • • Carol (Cranmer) Marrion ’68 • • Charlene H. ’81MS & Edward L. Mazer • • Christopher P. McCarthy ’96 Brian G. ^ & Lori B. McDermott ^ • Paul J. ’66 & Gail M. McDonald • • • ©


Joseph R. McEacharn ’95 • • Beth E. McGoldrick ^ • • © Melinda C. McIntosh § • • John B. ’81, ’82MS ^ & Deborah A. McNamara ^ • Charles P. McQuaid ’74 • Wellington H. Meffert & Cari Lynn Roth Dwight H. Merriam ’68 • • Ian E. Michelich ’04, ’05MS © Alison (Hiers) Micucci ’87 • • Adam S. Miller ’93 • • Andrew P. ’89 & Sharyn L. Morrison • • Richard T. Mulcahy • • John R. ’67 & Judith A. Mullin ’87 • • Kenneth A. ’86MS & Elizabeth A. Mundt • • Charles J. ^ & Joan M. Murphy ^ Daniel J. ’80 & Margaret B. Nerbonne Daniel S. Newton ’90 • • © Kenneth L. ’63 ^ § & Claudia O’Brien • • Ann M. O’Rourke ’86 & Camille Batarekh • • © Alexander F. Ogonowski ’42S • • Carol A. Ogonowski Gordon B. ’74 & Cynthia (Mis) Palley ’77, ’85CAGS • • • Mark L. & Sandra Parent • • • Jeffery J. Pavao Robert & Martha Perske David Plantier • • © Annick F. ’76 ^ & Dennis D. Porter ^ § • • Jane M. Rausch § • • Robert S. ’71 ^ & Maria (Garro) Reisman ’71 ^ • • Jill C. Richardson ’76 • • • J. Melinda Rigney ’86EdD & Lloyd W. Ortman, Jr. • • • John E. & Maripat Robison ^ • • Joseph & Judith Roif • • Gloria C. ’81, ’83MA & James K. Russell • • • Charles W. Saber ’76 • • Edward M. Sargavakian ’88 • • © Cory B. Schauer ’91 • © Scott Scheibner David G. Scherer § & Christine B. McCormick § • Donald N. ’71PhD & Kathleen (Ware) Schulz ’70 • • © Janet A. Secatore ’69 • • Dayton J. Semerjian ’88 • • © Matthew T. Sfara ’94 • James P. Sheehan § Steven L. Shray ’79 • Paul W. Shuldiner ^ § & Leda McKenry § • • Laura N. Simon ’98, ’01MEd, ’17PhD § • Linda L. Slakey • • Richard G. Smith ’78 • • Constance (Newton) Stancell ’69 • • • Art Stanley Paul Stevens & Lynne Magnusson George E. ^ & Glenna Stewart ^ • • Joseph F. ’76 ^ & Susan (Lauder) Stewart ’78 ^ • • © Kay Stockbridge Shirley C. (Hodgkins) ’64 & Robert R. Stolte • • • © Herbert A. Stone ’55, ’58MS • • Lynette Streitfield ^ Laureen (Ziino) ’83 & Marshall Stroll • • James F. ’55 & Sally Sullivan • • • Alan C. § & Mary Allen Swedlund • • Jane M. Swift Joseph J. Tabacco, Jr. ’71 • • Ralph J. ’62 & Meredith (Mawbey) Takala ’61 • • © Jason A. Tata ’94 • • ©

Alexander C. Thole ’84 ^ & Lori I. Weiss-Thole ’84 • • Devonia M. Thomas ’73MEd & Henry M. Thomas III Josephine D. Thomas Rachel E. (Allen) Tierney ’62, ’74MS, ’90PhD • • Stuart M. ’81 & LeAnn R. (Orvis) Tobin ’80 • • • Karen Utgoff • John C. ’94 & Judith L. (Swoboda) Valdivielso ’94 • • © Jean L. Vogel ’82 • • © Joseph S. Volpe § • Richard J. ’55MS & Mildred (Spelman) Volungis ’56 • • • Edmund F. Ward ’75, ’77MBA • • • Barry Y. Weiner ’63 • • David R. White ’77, ’78MS • • Mark F. Wilding ’79 • William F. ^ & Kathleen D. Witz ^ § • • © Richard P. Wynn ’50 • • • Thomas Yurcisin © Steven R. & Joanne R. Ziner


$1,000 - $2,499 14 Anonymous Donors Jessica L. Abbott ’03 • Neal B. Abraham & Donna L. Wiley • Joseph J. Acerra ’76 • • • Daniel N. Adams ’86, ’88MS • © Maurianne Adams § • • Stephen ^ & Janet Adie ^ John F. Adler ’85 • • Naveen Agarwal ’98PhD John F. ’74 ^ § & Linda Ahern • • Thomas S. ’86 & Elizabeth A. Aldrich • • Mary K. Alexander ’74MS, ’85EdD & Lillian R. Goodman • • Glenn S. ’75MEd, ’77EdD & Paula A. Allan • • Richard S. Allen ’79 • • Mari-Kate E. (McEntee) Alter ’07 • © Marc A. Altheim ’85 • Jack T. Ampuja ’70 • • Glenn P. Anderson ’89 • • Thomas R. Anderson ’93 Donald ’85 & Amanda J. (Ellis) Andres ’85 • • • © Edward S. Andrews, Jr. ’85 • • © Kenneth S. Ansin ’87 • • Peter J. Anzalone ’81, ’84 • • Stephen C. Appe ’80 • • © Paul R. ’69, ’70MEd & Marie T. (Sienkiewicz) Appleby ’69, ’80MEd • • • Richard D. Aquadro ’83 • • • Mark D. Argentine ’91MS, ’93PhD • • © George J. Armelagos ✴ • Dorrie Arnold • Thomas T. § & Linda R. Arny • • Andrew D. Arons ’81 • Judith A. Aronstein ’78 • Victor H. ’66 & Sally M. Ascolillo • • Souheil Asmar ’76 • Walter J. Atwood ’86, ’91PhD & Sheila A. Haley ’90 • • Gabriel I. Auerbach ’41S • • Frederick D. Augenstern ’75 • • Roger C. Avery ’66 • • • D. Mary Babcock ✴ John S. Babiec, Jr. ’67PhD • • Mary A. (Blais) ’61 & Charles Bacas • • • Rosalyn Bacherman • • Charles J. Baczek, Jr. ’72 & Linda A. (Vosburgh) Baczek ’72 • • • © M. Lee Badgett § • Victor Bahl ’97PhD • © Andrew C. Bail ’02 • •


Thomas C. Baillie ’83 • • Edward A. Baker ’80 & Ellen M. Daley • • Francis M. Baker • • • Iyamoro B. Baker ’96 Martha G. (Moran) Baker ’94EdD ^ § & Mark R. Berman • Les D. Ball ’75PhD • • Carolyn E. Banks ’75 • • Donald L. Banks ’74EdD • Donald J. Barber ’54S • • Gregory P. Baribault ’98 © Amy C. Barkin • • Carol A. Barr ’91MS, ’94PhD § • • Robert K. Barrett ’64 • • Clayton W. ’82, ’87MS, ’90EdD & Pamela Barrows • • Sean ’92, ’09 & Stephanie J. (Firth) Barry ’97MEd • • Stephen A. Basile ’75 • • Mary E. (Flynn) Basmarjian ’71 • • • Sigrid E. Bauschinger § • • Jonathan L. Bayuk ’94 Peter D. Beaton ’67S • • Richard L. Beauchine ’73 • • • Beverly J. Beck Rebecca H. Bell ’81 • • • Kendall Bennett ’12, ’15MS Paul M. Bennett ’57 • • Raymond F. Benoit ’82 Leo J. ’57 & Anne M. (Heanue) Berard ’57 • • • Heidi S. Berenson ’79 • • Nathan J. & Michele A. Bergeron • Joel D. Berkowitz ’63 • • Michael J. Berland ’90 • Ellen L. Berman • Hal M. Berman ’77MS • • A. Kent Best ’73 • • E. Diana Biagioli ’86 & Aram H. Flores • © Mark W. Biscoe, Jr. ’82 • • • David D. ’86 & Lynn S. Blake Richard V. Blomstrom ’63 ^ • • Donald M. Boettger ’85 • • Robert J. ’83 & Patricia Bogart • • G. Jeffrey ^ § & Nancy Bohne ^ • • William E. Bond ’93 • • © Nicholas N. Boraski ’50, ’91HON • • • © Ann C. (Sheehy) Bourgeois ’60 • • • David E. Bourque • Stephan A. ’02 & Elizabeth A. Boyamian • • © Jennifer L. Bozek ’97 • • Ingrid P. (Babb) ’75MEd, ’84EdD ^ § & John H. Bracey § • Robert L. ^ & Wendy G. Brainard ^ Ben S. Branch ^ § • • Sylvia J. Brandt § • Philip P. & Marina U. Braswell


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^ Parent § Current faculty, staff, or emeritus faculty

HA Honorary alumnus or alumna HON Honorary degree recipient S Stockbridge alumnus or alumna

Barry S. Braun ’91MS § & Jane KentBraun § • • Christopher J. Braun ’86 • • Kenneth L. ’77 & Kerrie (Lipsky) Brayman ’79 • • Catherine (O’Connor) Breen ’61 • David B. Brenner ’91 & Catherine W. Abel ’11 Bette A. Bridges ’72 & Kenneth W. Brody • • Lawrence E. & Lois C. Briggs Sharon Bromberg ’81 • • Jacqueline A. Brousseau-Pereira ’00MPA, ’18EdD § • • Edward B. Brown III ’83 • • James W. ’72 ^ & Karen A. Brown ^ • • • William D. Brown, Jr ’97, ’02PhD § John G. Bryan § & Terry Peters Julie Buehler § Mark F. ’98 & Nancy M. (Kahn) Buffone ’95, ’03MEd, ’09EdD § • • Heidi L. Burgess ’09 Dennis F. ’76 & Jayne (Driscoll) Burke ’77 • • Jodi F. (Mofzowitz) Burns ’93 • Matthew J. Burns ’77 • • © Geoffrey E. ’93, ’96MPA & Elizabeth S. (Walsh) Buswick ’95, ’95 • • © Catharine F. ’94MEd & D. Anthony Butterfield HA § • • Leslie (Horner) Button ’77, ’88MS § & Leroy J. Button III • • • Christopher Byrson Lynn A. Cabana ’78 • • Gregory J. Caetano ’84 • • © Eileen Cahill ’98MEd • • © Marjorie (Eckmann) Cahn ’82EdD • • Gary J. Callahan ’85 • • Richard P. Campbell Anne M. Canfield ’91 • Therese L. Carabillo ’90 Peter A. & Donna L. Carbone Robert A. Cardwell ’65 • • Sheridan F. ’71MS & Eileen C. Carey • • Michael V. ^ & Amy W. Carlino ^ Daniel J. ’75, ’81MM & Ann E. Carlson ’75 • • • Franklyn W. Carlson ’63S • • Robert M. Carney ’83 & Wanda C. Willard ’93 • • John A. Carriere ’75 • • James W. Carroll ’85 • • William A. ’54 ^ & Diane B. Carroll ^ • • • Jeffrey R. ’00 & Wendy (Mrozek) Carson ’07 • • Paul B. ’79 & Joan (Kelleher) Casey ’81 • • Maryanne Cataldo ’79 • Patricia A. (Connolly) Cavallino ’59 • • N. Joseph Cayer ’72PhD • • Joan M. Centrella ’75 • George P. Cernada § • Thomas Y. Chandler & Michele T. McDermott Tammy Chang ’86MEd, ’88MBA Steven M. ^ & Denise Charette ^ Judith (Segzdowicz) Chelte ’94PhD • • Hsinyung Chin ’90MS, ’93PhD Kevin J. Chrobak & Laurie E. Frazer • James E. Churchill ’81, ’85MS • Matthew T. Ciaschini ’94 • • Vanessa A. Cieslak ’76 & Kevin Holloway • • • Charles E. ’52 & Betty J. (Huff) Clapp ’53 • • Kay H. Clark ^ • • Stephen W. ’86 & Elizabeth W. Clarke • • © David J. ’73 ^ & Ellen M. Clarkson ^ • • Edward F. Clasby ’61MBA • • • Stephen R. Clegg ’68 • • William P. § & Fredrika Clement § •

WE MADE THIS GIFT to Commonwealth Honors College to endorse its promise to educate highly motivated students from Massachusetts who typically remain in the commonwealth and help build our economy. And like Thomas Jefferson, who designed the University of Virginia as an “academic village,” we want to support an honors college that is a thriving living and learning environment. Louis Greenbaum, emeritus history professor and founding director of the Honors Program, and Hilda Greenbaum, retired scientist Arthur S. Clifford, Jr. ’77MA ^ & Suzanne K. Lorimer ’80MA • • Douglas R. Cliggott ’78 § & Annemette Cliggott-Perlt • • Daniel W. ’77S & Judith Coates ’96MS, ’11MS • • Christopher M. Coelho ’00 © Alan S. ’66 & Natalie K. Cohen • • Howard J. Cohen ’77MS, ’80PhD Michael Cohen • • Robert S. ’55, ’63MS & Iris C. (Sidman) Cohen ’57 • • • Stuart B. Cohen ’79 • • • Gabriel M. Cohn ’06MBA Edward W. ’76 & Donna J. (Arsenault) Colello ’75 • • © Daniel A. Collins ’89 • • © Philip G. Condon ’73, ’76MBA • • Paul M. Conlin ’88 • • • © Carol Connare § • Heidi A. (Donahue) ’82 ^ & Michael Connelly ^ • • Robert Connolly ^ & Nancy E. Kelleher ^ • Stephen B. ’78 ^ & Linnea A. Constant ^ • Linda M. Conway ’80 • • Rebecca Cooke Douglas C. Cooney ’73, ’76MA & Joanne Grzybowski ’82 • • Joseph J. Cooney ’84 • James H. Cooper ’65 • • • Stephanie C. Corriveau ’97 • • Peter J. ’84PhD & Anne R. Costa • • Kenneth F. ’73 & Joanne (Pastor) Coughlin ’74 • • © James A. Counihan ’92 • Robert F. Cournoyer ’71, ’74PhD • •

Jeffrey R. Cox § & William G. Love • Richard W. Crawford ’78 • Daniel M. Creedon, Jr. ’63 Jonathan D. Crellin ’87 • • Brian T. Croteau ’94 • • Thomas E. ’66, ’71PhD & Sara (Eustace) Crumm ’66 • • • Paul Cuff William P. Cunningham, Sr. • • Alan S. & Brenda Curtis • Joseph P. ’90 ^ & Elaine M. Cutrone ^ • © Jeffrey A. Cutter ’88 • • Paul R. ’66 & Dana (Paul) Cutts ’64 • • © Robert D’Alelio Daniel J. ’81 ^ & Kathleen (Carbone) Daley ’80 ^ • Laura J. (Errico) Dames ’92 • • William H. Danforth, II Stephen P. Daniel ’81 • • Deborah L. Daniels ’76 & Piet Bleyendaal • • Jody J. Daniels ’93MS, ’97PhD • Thomas J. Danielson ’91PhD • © David S. Dart ’97 Harold I. Dash ’70, ’72MA • Nijanand P. Datar ’86MS • • Allen N. ’74 & Catherine (Delizia) David ’74 • • • James H. ’55, ’63PhD & Jacqueline (Aube) David ’61 • • • Lloyd David ’63 • • • Edward K. Davidian ’72S ^ • Elizabeth V. Davidson ’84 & Thomas Orent • • Arup De ’95 • • George B. Dean ’75 & Leslie K. Meyer • •


Lori A. (Briggs) DeAngelis ’92 • • Eric A. Decker ’89PhD § • • Bradley S. DeFlumeri ’12 Ray J. ^ & Aileen B. Delario ^ Joseph L. ’74 & Aline J. DeMarco ’03 ^ • • • Carolyn J. DeMoranville ’76, ’92PhD § • • • Walter B. Denny ^ § & Alice E. Robbins • • Wesley J. ’94 & Kristine M. Depp ’95 Seren Z. Derin ^ • • Abhijit V. Deshmukh & Sara A. McComb Charles F. Desmond ’92EdD • John N. Desrosier ’72 Richard D. Desrosiers ’57 • • • Christine E. Devine ’91 • • Lynn Dgetluck ’79 ^ • • Anthony P. ’73, ’74MS & Carolyn (Barron) DiCenzo ’72MS • • Bronislaw K. & Patricia M. Dichter ^ • Francis A. & R. Lisa Diluna Jim Dina John Y. Ding ’90MS, ’93PhD & Linda H. Zhang ’92MS, ’95PhD • © Peter D. Dion ’86 • Matthew J. Doherty Paul S. & Dianne Fuller Doherty § • • Paula M. (Lizotte) ’69 & Raymond R. Doherty • • • © William G. Doherty James H. Donahue ’63 • • Richard F. Donovan ’86 • • © Jacqueline F. Dorfman ’82 • • Mark E. Dowell ’80 Emily J. Drake ’66 • • Marcy (Perkins) Driscoll ’76MS, ’78PhD • • Kenneth M. Drumm ’70 • • Jian J. Duan ’94PhD Douglas R. Dubiel • Cheryl A. Dubin Tutun ’90 • • © Brian E. ’66 & Margaret (Barrett) Dunleavy ’66 • • © Judy T. Dunn ^ Christopher E. Durken ’03 • © M. Katherine Dwyer ’71 • Danielle E. (Mogolesko) Dykeman ’95 Ronald G. Ebb ’89 • • Robert P. ’66 & S. Celeste Edmonston • • Stewart W. Ehly ’71 • • John W. Ehrhardt ’77MA • • Nancy L. (Hastings) Eliason ’62 • • Leon & Gabrielle B. Elitov • Nigel R. Ellis Akara Elsbach ’93 • © Gary D. Engle ’71 • Kevin I. Erkkila ’75 • • • © Stephen R. Etkin ’81 • • © David T. Evans ’71 • • Kristin L. (Slusser) Fafard ’88 • Dorothy J. (Woodley) Fairweather ’76 • • Thomas L. ’04 & Brigitte L. (Wise) Fallon ’03 • Donna (Marshall) Farber ’86 • • Timothy ^ & Donna J. Farmer ^ Richard L. Farrell ’64 • • Scott A. Favreau ’88 • • Thomas M. Feeley ^ • • John ^ & Katherine Feldmann ^ Meredith R. Feltus § • • Cathy A. Fergerson ’93 & Timothy O’Neil © John M. ’71 & Sandra (McPherson) Ferriter ’71 • • • Maurice J. ’79 & Margaret M. Ferriter • • Nicholas W. Ferron ’04 • Warren Q. Fields Jonathan W. Fienup ’96MS • Jonathan D. Fife ’64 • •

Kevin P. Filley ’73, ’74MBA & Joy M. Yoder-Filley ’73, ’74MS • • Roger E. & JoAnne Finck • • Janet S. Fink § Donald L. Fisher § • William M. Fisher ’75MS • • • Katherine V. Fite § • Steven D. ’87 & Cynthia L. (Brown) Fitz ’87 • • Shaun P. Fitzgerald ’71 • • • Nancy A. Flavin ’87 • • Chris A. Flood ’94, ’97MS David E. ’70 ^ & Carol M. Floreen ^ • • • Devon M. Flynn ’00, ’00 • • Kevin J. ’74 ^ & Jane A. (Williams) Flynn ’75 ^ • • © Ruth-Ann (Kirby) Flynn ’63 • • • Sheila (Ryan) Flynn ’55 Anne H. Foley • Robert H. Foley, Jr. ’67 • • Andrew B. Forbes ’91, ’94MS & Jennifer H. Lewis-Forbes ’93 • • Sharon E. (Brown) Forbes ’83 • • Robert C. Ford ’67 • • Jonathan A. Fortescue ’89 Jeremy L. Foss ’03, ’04MS © Adam M. Fox ’88 • • Peter R. Franklin ’83 • • © Marsha A. (Porta) Fredericks ’70 ^ • • Charles G. Fredette ’70, ’74MS • • • Robert F. ’74 ^ & Louise I. (Faille) Fredette ’74 ^ • • • Karen A. (MacKenzie) ’93 & Jason R. Freedman Patty S. Freedson § • • Margaret H. (Rawson) ’70MA, ’72PhD & Donald C. Freeman • • Richard E. Frost • Dorothy (Cochran) Fullam ’56 • • • Virginia A. (Boire) Funk ’60 • • Richard M. ’60 & Elizabeth H. Gaberman • • David R. ’76 & Mary E. Gaboury • • Keith J. Gabrielli ’01 • • © Peter P. Gallinaro ’74 • • • Helen Kay Galloway ’61 • • Robert R. Gamache ’76MS, ’78PhD • • Beth C. ’78MS ^ & John E. Gamel ^ • • • Victor J. Gangi ’92 • • Paul T. ’74 ^ & Janet (Sullivan) Gannon ’74 ^ • • • Robert X. Gao Francis M. Garahan ’76 • • Matthew H. Garber ’08 • Jane Gardiner John L. Gardiner ’90 • • Gary R. ’69 & Arleen (Ruder) Gardinier ’69MEd • • © Alan C. & Deborah L. Garlick • • Francesco Garofalo ’85 & Julie M. Lanza ’86, ’90MA • • Karen L. Garvin ’66 • • • Judith L. (Fleischer) Gass ’59 • • Richard J. Gaton ’89 Ronald F. Geary ’77 • • Jay H. ’93 & Denise H. (Geiringer) Gelb ’93 • • © William G. ’70MS, ’71PhD & Penny H. (Lewow) Gelb ’70 • • Harvey W. Gendreau ’72 • • Rick A. Gentile, Jr ’87 • • Edmund L. Gettier III ^ § & Lucia M. Gettier ^ • • Donald L. ’72 & Nancy A. (Suprenant) Gibavic ’78 • • Estate of Paul Giguere Arye ^ & Desiree Gil ^ James W. Army (RET.) ’42 & Harriet (Kelso) Gilman ’43 • • • Kirby S. ’70, ’75MS & Carolyn (Caldwell) Gilmore ’75 • • ©


Brendan W. ’98 & Jennifer L. (Burke) Glass ’97 • Jeffrey D. Glassman ’90 • • Judith A. Glaven ’82 • Murdock D. ’92 & Pamela E. Glennon ’92 Kathleen G. Goetzman ’88MEd § & Richard J. Rubin • • Marjorie S. Golden ’80 Sheldon § & Marcia Goldman • • • Bruce H. Goldstein ’88 • © Bruce M. ’90MPH & Nancy W. (Shapiro) Goldstein ’90MEd • • David A. Goldstein ’61 • • ©

Avrom R. ’53MS & Claiborne P. Handleman • • Stanley L. Handman ’55 & Penny BixHandman • • Michael A. & Tammy J. Hare Benton N. Harris III ’74MA, ’82PhD & Ann C. Harris • • Gail A. (Goldberg) Harris ’77 ^ • • Tammy C. Harris ^ James M. Harrity, Jr ’99MEd, ’06EdD • Michael P. Hart ’79MS • • William J. Hart, Jr. ’44, ’47MS ✴ • • • © Keith D. Hartt ’83, ’87MS, ’93PhD & Ann H. Wiedie ’89, ’91MS, ’95PhD • •

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

Joseph I. § & Barbara H. Goldstein • • Pamela S. (Goldsmith) ’86 & Mark Goldstein • • © Robert M. ’70, ’80MS ^ & Jeananne W. Goodhue ^ • • • © Scott Gore ^ & Andrea Rosenthal ^ © Joseph D. Gould • © Ronald R. Gould ’69 • • © H. Kenneth Grant ’59 • • Brian D. Graves ’64 • • • James E. ’85PhD & Lori Graves • Steven M. Graziano ’76 • Stephen P. ’77 & Elizabeth (McManus) Greeley ’77 • • William A. ’65 & N. Bonny (Clapp) Green ’66 • • Barbara C. (Saver) Greenberg ’45 • • Craig M. ’88 ^ & Michelle E. (Snow) Greene ’91 ^ • Keith J. Greene ’94 Donald A. Greenhalgh ’73, ’76MBA • • • Richard J. ’86PhD & Gillian M. (Norman) Gregory ’82MS, ’86PhD • • Curtice R. ^ § & Madelyn Bonnot Griffin Harold Grinspoon HA & Diane Troderman • • • Laurence J. ’79 & Lori (Lipnick) Groipen ’80 • • • Charles Grose • Lillian (Marrewa) Guilmartin ’71 • • Richard J. Guimond ’75 • • Richard C. Guyre ’05 Flora (Mueller) ’66 ^ & Richard J. Guzik ^ • • • Mark B. Hackenberry ’83 • • • Gary J. Hagopian ’62 • • Jayant Haksar • © Richard P. § & Lucille F. Halgin • • John F. Hamel ’56 • • John S. Hamilton ^

Bryan C. Harvey ’77, ’97EdD § & J. Lynn Griesemer • • Thomas F. Hastings, Jr. ^ § & Barbara E. Hastings ^ § • • Robert F. ’61 & Laverna (Somers) Hatch ’60 • • James Haug ’88MFA & Alexandra Kennedy ’88MFA • • Stephen ^ & Connie Heacox ^ Ann T. (Bramlage) Heerens ’92 • • Brent A. Heeringa ’02MS, ’06PhD & Courtney O. Wade ’05MS Roy D. ’85PhD & Patricia Hegedus • • © John S. ’77, ’78MS & Susan F. Hendry • • © Robert A. Henry ’70 • • Hoon Heo ’04, ’08MBA • R. William Hepler Michael J. Herald ’07 & Melissa S. Stango-Herald ’06 • Lawrence G. Herman ’73 • • Stewart Herman ’88PhD • Leslie J. Herzog & Jacqueline Beckley © Marie A. Hess ’94MS • • • Traci J. Hess § Todd R. Higgins ’77 • • Francis L. Higginson III ’74 • Kristin M. (Graves) Hilf ’85 • • © Scott E. Hiller ’90 & Kelly HillerAmonte • • Bryan Hilliard ’93 • Stephen A. Hilt ’85 • © John A. Hird ^ § & Sharon J. Tracey ^ § • • Robert J. ^ & Susan M. Hirsh ^ Andrew Hochberg ’84 & Bonnie Barber ’84 • • David M. ^ & Anne M. Hoffman ^ Hugh F. Hoffman III ’81MA • • Paul J. Hohenberger, Jr. ’87 • • Flournoy C. Holland § • Steven B. Hollander ’84 •


M. Susan Holmes ’71 & Magdalena B. Reyna • • Ruth W. ’71MS & G. Burtt Holmes • • • Richard B. ’70EdD ^ & Rochelle Holzman ^ • • • David S. Hoopes ’81 • • • Hal D. Hopkins ^ & Patricia K. Robertson ^ © Richard W. Hoss ’62 • • • Jennifer M. Houck ’93 • • © Barbara A. Howald ’83MEd & Michael Blake • • Barbara C. Howard ’78 • • Meng C. Hsieh ’96MS, ’99PhD Xiaolan Hu ^ & Bing Tong ^ © John F. Hubert § • Edward G. Hudson ’80 • Marie C. Hultin ^ • John C. Hunt ’88 & Sari T. Korman ’89 • • Robert J. & Mary Ann Hunt • • John M. Hurley, Jr. ’65 & Anne M. Goggin • • Alan D. Hurvitz ’72 • • Richard T. Hussey ’86 • • Robert W. Hyers § Basil H. ’89 & Laura J. (Sutherland) Istwany ’97 • • Cathy M. Ives § Mary A. Jablonski ’77 • • Kyle E. Jackson ’82 • • Matthew S. Jackson ’03 Richard F. Jackson ’49, ’55MS, ’57PhD • • • Dana A. (Nadison) ’80 & Joseph Jacober David James Herbert L. ’73 & Teresa James • Gerald L. Janowitz ’86 • • © Barry Jansson ’57 • Najmi T. ’86MS, ’88PhD & Madhuri N. Jarwala ’87MS David C. Jeanes ’73 • • Brett S. ’89 & Jacquelyn Micucci Jenks ’89 • • Petr Jirovsky & Julie Stubbs ^ § • Paul E. Johnson, Jr. ’69 • • • Ronald T. Johnson ^ • Russell A. Johnson ’69 • • Jennifer (Siddall) ’94 & Gerald L. Jones • • Raymond J. ’66 & Laurel V. Kaleda • • © Jamie F. Kane III ’00 • Michael J. Kane • • Shuhui Kang ’03PhD © Paul E. Kaplan ’66 ✴ • • Robert J. Kaplan Jay J. ’75 ^ & Lesley E. (Rosenthal) Kaufman ’77 ^ • • • Lisa V. Kautz ’83 • • • Diane R. (Scruton) Keedy ’88, ’15MBA § • • Gareth A. Keith ’58 • • • Dennis Kelleher John J. Kelleher, Jr. ’69 • •


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Matching gift or claim

10 – 24 total years of giving 25 or more total years of giving

^ Parent § Current faculty, staff, or emeritus faculty

HA Honorary alumnus or alumna HON Honorary degree recipient S Stockbridge alumnus or alumna

Mary E. Kelleher Paul W. Kendra, Jr. ’61 • • John F. ’86 § & Rebecca Kennedy • Thomas Kennedy Thomas A. ^ & Elaine M. Kennedy ^ © Karen J. Kepler ’79 Kathleen M. Keroack ’75MS • Colleen (Beaudin) Kettle ’84 • • Thomas E. Kida ’78PhD § & Kathryn T. (MacDonald) Sullivan ’93PhD • • • Michel A. Kildare ’57 ✴ • Thomas P. ’81 & Barbara H. (Levin) Kipp ’81 • • © Todd A. Kitterman ’02 & Elizabeth Masterjohn ’02 • © Robert L. Klein ’58 & Elizabeth (Spencer) Ivey ’76PhD • • • Lothar W. Kleiner ’75MS, ’78PhD • • © Rita Knapp ^ Douglas K. ’89 & Lynn Knight • • © Napoleon B. Knight, Jr ’13MBA Ben Koenig & Valerie Siegel John H. ’69S & Elaine Kokoski • • Jeffrey L. Kopacz ’95 Robert M. ’68 & Barbara (Zukroff) Koppel ’67 • • • Mitchell A. ’83MEd, ’84PhD & Anne M. (Coache) Kosh ’82MEd • • Pamela L. Kosinski ’86 • © Anthony P. Kraskouskas, Jr. ’63 Michael A. Krasnow ’67, ’73PhD Daniel Krause, Jr. ’66, ’72PhD • • John A. ’54 ^ & Mary Jane M. Kreiger ^ • • Tara N. Kumaraswami ’02 Ronald R. L’Ecuyer Nelson J. Lacey § • • Victor F. & Deborah Lahteine Ken Lambert ’96 Marc E. ^ & Virginia C. Lamere ^ • Gary P. ’69, ’84EdD ^ & Nancy (Hansen) Lamoureaux ’73 • • • Michael A. Lanciloti ’79 • • Marie L. Landry ’70 • • Timothy P. Lane ’83 • • © Edward F. Lange, Jr. ’81 & Kimberly J. Lange • • Robert L. LaPalme ’77, ’78MBA • • • Glenn LaPlante • • Joseph A. Larkin ’82 • • Joseph S. ’56, ’58MS ^ § & Wendy (Nichols) Larson ’58 • • • Frank P. Lattuca, Jr. ’64S, ’81EdD ^ § & Nancy Lattuca • • • Steven N. LaValley ’81 • • • © Paul R. Lawrence ’78 © Gerald P. Leary Patrick T. Lebeau ’13 Kevin J. ’83 ^ & Marina (Wolf) Lebo ’86 ^ • • • Bernard T. Lee ’11MBA Christina C. Lee ’05, ’05 • © Thomas Leeson ’01 Karen Leff ^ • Patrick J. Leighton ’80MEd, ’94EdD ^ & Jane Baer-Leighton ^ M. Carol (Clapp) Leslie ’63, ’74MEd George M. ’68 & Patricia A. (Long) LeVan ’70 • • • Howard L. Levin ’75 • • • Ann C. ’77MEd, ’82EdD & George Levinger § • • Roger S. ’74 ^ & Carol C. Lewenberg ^ • • • Wenkway Liang ’90MS & Jenyeng Cheah ’90MS • Karl E. ’80 ^ & Susanne M. Liebich ^ • • © Jane C. Lin ’95 © Mark A. ’80 & Judith A. (Hennrikus) Link ’81 • • Daniel A. Lipton ’99 © Mitchell J. Liro, Jr. ’65 & Sandra J. (Goddard) Liro ’63 • • •

Paul E. Litchfield ’86MS & Mary C. Moulson-Litchfield ’86MS • Robert F. Littleton, Jr. ’71 & Wendy Littleton-Kozma • • John V. § & Cathryn L. Lombardi • John F. Loncrini • • Elizabeth L. Loughran ’81EdD • • • William G. Love & Jeffrey R. Cox § • David R. ’80 ^ & Kathleen A. Lovett ^ • • Robert A. ’98 & Catherine (West) Lowry ’96, ’01MBA § • • Samuel J. Lussier, Jr. ’63, ’65MS & Mina (Lowe) Lussier ’63 • Robert F. ’82 & Ann R. (Vinson) Luz ’75 • W. Glenn Lyle ’80 • • Donald J. Lynch ’77 • • © Robert L. Lynch, Jr. ’71 • • Kenneth W. & Karen A. Lynds Russell S. ’82 & Tina (Vanheyst) Lyon ’83MS • • Carol MacColl • Nathan R. MacDonald ’91 • • Elizabeth Mackenzie R. Kirk ’78 ^ & Lise M. Mackey ^ • • David W. MacLaughlan ’70 • • Matthew C. MacWilliams ’15MA Thomas E. ’71 ^ & Dee Ann (Civello) Maczka ’74 ^ • • Lois C. Magee ’80 • • Michael Mahoney ’83, ’85MS • • © Sean P. ’93 & Heather (Lu) Mahoney ’92 • Lewis C. ^ § & Caden Mainzer ^ • • • James F. Mallet ’91 § & Jennifer C. Southgate ’80 • • Arthur S. Manaselian ’69 Glenn E. ’70, ’73MBA ^ & Gail B. Mangurian ^ • • Sandra J. Mangurian ’64 • • Charles H. ’68MS, ’69PhD & Eileen (Alderson) Manley ’67 • • • Carol A. Manning ’74 • • Geoffrey P. ’97 & LeeAnn Manning ’98 • © Toni Ruth Manning ’71 • • Gordon M. Marchand ’82MBA • • Robert K. Marcum • • David S. Markson ’87 • • Frank ’98 & Kathryn B. Marrero ’98 • Mira N. Marshall ’75 • • Anya S. (Forrest) Martin ’98 Irwin G. Martin ’80PhD • • Shelia Martin ^ Michael D. Martindell ’95 & Louise Kohrman John E. Masaschi ’55 • • • Paul M. Masterson ’75 • Elaine J. Matte ’81MBA & Alan D. Mut • • © Wallace J. Matthews, Jr. ’67 • • Leonard Matulewski, Jr. ’87 • • George R. Mayforth ’75MS John P. ’97 & Kimberlee (Sleath) Mazzone ’97 • Sara A. McComb & Abhijit V. Deshmukh Richard J. McCraw, Jr. ’79 • • Sean P. McDavitt ’12, ’12 Francis X. McDermott ’55 • • © Anne Marie McDonald ^ • • Vincent E. McEntee ’90 • • Rory D. McGrath ’08 • © Theresa A. McGrath ’81 • • © Robert G. ^ & Elisabeth McGregor ^ • • Jeffrey T. ’88PhD & L. Lynn (Wharton) McGrew ’82 • • © Carol A. McKenna ’84 • • Keith M. ’97 & Stephanie S. (Walsh) McLarty ’98 • Michael F. McLaughlin ’79 ^ • • Walter K. ’84 & Martha C. (Fontaine) McLaughlin ’85 • • •

Timothy J. McLean ’83 • • © Jeffrey T. McReynolds ’76 • • Dina L. (Chu) Mead ’84 • • Judith A. (Dorfman) Mendelsohn ’85MEd • Shirley (Braman) ’49 & Robert H. Merriam • • • © Thomas P. ^ & Margaret J. Merzbacher ^ • Chester R. Messer II ^ & Joyce Messer ^ • • Lawrence S. Mestel ’84 • • George F. ^ & Nancy J. Metz ^ © Corinne J. Meyer ’82 & Steven L. Feye • • © Diane (Cormier) Micalizzi ’94 • John M. Micalizzi ’94 • • Thomas V. ’79 & Robyn B. Glazer Milbury ’79 • • • Brian J. ’84 ^ & Diane (Gardner) Milewski ’83, ’85MA ^ • • Mary L. Milkey-May ’81MM & Ernest D. May ^ § • • • Jane K. Miller § • • Timothy R. Miller ^ Edward W. Millette III ’86 • • George H. Millman ’47 • • • Mark Millon ’94 • Rosemary A. Minior-Walker ’77S • • Steven A. ^ & Geni Monahan ^ • © Sidney A. Mook ’64MBA • • • John W. ’58S ^ & Marcy E. (Rosenfield) Moore ’82 • • Ross J. Moore ’86 • • Yvonne P. Morand • Mary J. Moreau ’67 • • Jason P. Morgan ’97 • • Thomas O. Moriarty ’90 • Maureen A. Morley ’72 • • • © Alice M. Morrow ’62 • • Daniel D. Morse ’84 • • © Alan L. ’65MS ^ & Christine Mosher ^ • • Harold E. Mosher ’42, ’57MLA § • • • William D. Motherway ’87 • • © Claudia E. Mott ’80 • • John J. Moynihan, Jr. ’75, ’78MBA • • Shayan S. Mozaffar ’03 • • James A. Mucci ’78 ^ • • James E. Mulcahy ’60S, ’63 • • David K. ’85 ^ & Cindy S. Mullen ^ • • Thomas K. ’74 ^ & Dorothea (Pazurchek) Mullen ’75 • • Colleen A. Murphy Lacroix ’86 • Edward M. & Marilyn Murphy • • Edward M. Murphy ’72MA, ’77PhD • • John T. Murphy ’65 • • Judith A. Murphy ’78 • • Kevin P. Murphy ’93 • Thomas P. Murphy ’91 • • James A. & Suzannah Fabing Muspratt • Sean D. Musselman ’06 • Ladimer S. & Anna B. Nagurney § • • Robert A. Nakosteen § & Nora C. Groves ^ • • David J. Narkewicz ’90 • • Saul J. Natansohn ’85 • • © Howard B. Natenshon & Rosemary Caine • • John M. Naughton ’59 ^ • • • Joanne E. ’00 ^ & Richard C. Navin ^ • • Mark E. Nelson ’60 • • • Susan L. Nelson Zamir ’75 & Leah S. Nestelbaum • • Gregory C. Nicoll ’91S, ’93 James W. ^ & Marcia M. Noga ^ Robert G. Noonan ’77 • • Clifford M. Noreen ’80 ^ • • Stuart J. ’72 & Katherine (Smiles) Novick ’73 • • John N. Nunnelly ’82MBA • • Philip Nyman ’58 • •


I CREATED AN ENDOWMENT to honor my parents since I would not be where I am today without their love and support. The gift is also a thank you to my UMass Amherst professors whose encouragement opened doors for me. I hope the Dr. Charles W. and Doris J. Solt Scholarship Fund will help students reduce their financial burden and enable them to fully experience the campus and Amherst community. Christine G. Savage ’92 Partner/Practice Group Leader Choate Hall & Stewart LLP, Boston Kimberly A. (Morin) O’Brien ’92 • • © Richard D. O’Brien ^ § & Susan K. Whitbourne ^ § • • • Francis ^ & Marie O’Connor ^ Sean O’Neill & Kimberly C. O’Connell • William D. ’60 & Carol (Mentor) O’Neill ’61 • • • James S. O’Sullivan ’65 • • • © Michele P. Olender ’12MA Alysia M. Ordway ’97 • Leon J. Osterweil § & Lori Clarke § • • Carol A. Ottaviani ’66 • • Robert W. ’79 & Bonita E. Otto § • • Ron N. Paasch • • Dean A. Paddock • • Susan L. (Berry) Pakula ’69 • • Richard N. ^ § & Elaine S. Palmer ^ • Martin A. Parks ’60 • • Bert W. Parmenter III ’70 • • • © Lawrence W. Parrish ’57, ’67MA • • Vozken A. Parsegian § • John J. Pasteris ’54 • • © Siddharth ^ & Nihita Patel ^ • Marilyn V. Patton HA § • James T. ’95MEd ^ & Deborah D. Patulak ’91, ’96MS ^ § • • Mark J. Pawlik ’77, ’79MBA, ’81MS • © Grant K. ’81 & Melissa (Smith) Peacor ’80, ’85MPA Susan Pearson § • Patricia L. Peck Richard A. Peck ’94 • Justin M. Pelis ’00, ’03S • Garry D. ^ & Marianne Pelletier ^ Helen M. (Jeziorski) Pendleton ’64 •

Richard A. Penn ’81 • • Andrew E. Pepyne ’08 & Rachael L. Mervine ’08 © Roy D. Perdue ’73 • • • Alan C. Perlmutter ’86 • Joseph R. Perrozzi • Greg G. Peters ’76 • • • © Linda M. ’03PhD & James C. Peters • James K. Petros, Jr. ’74 • • © Thomas K. ’83MS, ’86PhD & Marina E. Philips ’86MS • • Joseph J. Piedrafite ’06, ’06, ’06 • • Margery L. (Wells) Piercey ’84 • • Raymond S. Pierson ’79 • • David M. Pincus ’79 • © Francis ’63 & Carolyn (Oliver) Pisiewski ’64 • • Kenneth J. ’78 ^ & Donna L. (Anderson) Piva ’77 ^ • • • Steven H. Platts ’87 & Diane D. PaquinPlatts ’87 • Joseph R. & Maria T. Polino • Robert ’54 & Lynne (Tuttle) Pollack ’55 • • Herbert L. Pollard, Jr. ’79, ’79S & Nancy J. (Lawson) Pollard ’79S • • Jeffrey D. ’87 ^ & Tracy (Alvanos) Poulton ’83 ^ • Charles A. Powers, Jr. ’40 • • • Robert J. Powers ’61 • • • Russell J. Powers ’66 • • David M. § & Judith A. Pozar • • Christopher M. Price ’00 • John B. Pride ’82 • • © Scott W. Prior ’71 ^ & Nanette Vonnegut ^ • • Linda L. Prokopy ’86MA, ’93MEd • •


Harold J. Publicover ’49 • • • Michael F. ’84 & Jennifer D. (Carbone) Quinlan ’95 • • © Thomas P. Quinn ’93 • Stuart D. Rachlin ’84 • • Irene (Frank) Radlo ’51 • • Thomas E. Radlo ’69 • • • Manohar Rajan ’98MS Byrisetty Rajeev ’96MS Pamela (Franklin) Rapacz ’64 • • Susan P. Rauch ’95EdD • • Robert W. ’69MBA & Cheryl Rauh • • Richard D. ’58 & Shirley (Niedbala) Reardon ’57 • • • David A. Reed ’80 ^ • • Douglas A. Reed ’69S, ’73 & Ann C. Pickrell • • Bernard J. Regenauer, Jr. ’83 • • Amy E. Reichard ’85 Peter I. Resnick ’93 • © Marie L. (Keleher) Riccio ’80 • • Frank N. Rife ^ § David Rifken • Brian ’74S, ’76 & Marcia B. Riley • • Peter J. ’71MS, ’75PhD & Louise R. (Auclair) Riley ’73 • William J. ’83 ^ & Mary (Craig) Ritter ’83 ^ • • Steven W. Rizk ’84PhD Norman R. Robertson ’72 • • Charles N. ’71 & Sandra (Canavan) Robinson ’73 • • Donald A. ’66, ’84PhD ^ § & Sara (Laclaire) Robinson ’66, ’79MEd, ’86EdD ^ • • Edna Robinson ’73 • • Peter Robinson § Brian A. ’76 & Helaine R. (Hughes) Rockett ’75, ’84MS • • Michael A. Rodman ’61 • • • Richard T. Rogers § & Julie A. Caswell § • • Phillips H. Roland III ’75, ’77MS & Linda (Deleo) Roland ’76 • • David H. Rosen ’59 ^ • • Theodore Rosenberg ’74 & Laurel A. Glocheski • Joel B. ’65 & Bonnie Rosenthal • • Jonathan L. Roses ’73PhD • • • James H. Ross ’09 • David P. Rossiter III ’79MBA • • Dana J. Roszkiewicz & Margaret M. Melozzi • • Bernard J. ’81 & Maryanne (Strzempek) Roth ’81 • Brian T. Roughan ’98 • • Mark Rovelli ’79 • • • © Arthur F. Rubeck ’03, ’05MBA • Masha (Kabakow) Rudman ’70EdD § • • Stephen M. ’88 & Alexandra Rudman • • Ray Rudolph ^ • • Robert J. Rumore ’86 Cheryl A. Ryan ’88 • • H. Dennis III ’68S, ’74, ’87EdD ^ § & Norma (Sutton) Ryan ’69 ^ • • John J. Sabia, Jr. ^ & Virginia V. Sabia ^ Philip J. ’71 & Wendy L. Lash Sabra ’72 • • Keith R. Sacenti ’14 Alison A. (Lochhead) Sacknowitz ’92MS • Patrick ^ & Barbara J. Sanders ^ • David G. Sanderson ’82 • Christopher H. ’76 ^ & Betsy D. Sands ^ • • Ellen D. Sano ’81 • • Scott T. Santarella ’87 • • Gerard J. Sarnie ’75, ’78MBA • • • Rodney A. ’82 ^ & Anne M. (Banas) Sassaman ’83 • • © John G. Savage • • Matthew B. Sawa ’98 • • Robert H. Scales, Jr. ’57 •

Margaret (Conley) Schadt ’85MS • • • Brian F. Schaffner § James C. ^ & Donna M. Schatz ^ © Daniel H. § & Joyce Schaubert • Adam R. Schepp ’03, ’03 & Jeanie I. Gorlovsky-Schepp ’03 • Manfred J. Schindler ’82MS • • William Schleuse & Virginia P. McDermott Beth A. Schneider ’79 • • • © Irwin ^ & Roni Schneider ^ • Marc Schneider ’81 • Eva S. Schocken ’84 & Kerry L. Dietz § • • Karen M. Schoenberger § • Sigrit J. Schutz ’77PhD & James E. Cathey • • John J. ’85 & Lynda M. (Harbold) Schwartz ’86 • • Benjamin M. Scott ’99 • • Gilbert C. Scott ’89 • • Richard W. Sears ’58 • • Jaime L. Seguin ’00MS § • • Arthur B. ^ & Norma B. Semle ^ • • Brian D. ’86 ^ & Susan (Bova) Semle ’88 ^ • • Matthew M. Shakespeare ’87 • © Edward J. ’74 & Joan (Fanning) Shankle ’77 • • Gary P. Sharpe ’70 • • Luke Sharpe IV ’67MS • • Gary A. Shaw ’79 • • Paul W. Shaw ’72 • • Mark F. ’78 ^ & Heidi A. (Scholten) Shea ’77 ^ • • William R. Shea, Jr. ’84 & Cecilia (Carmody) Shea ’83 • • David B. Sheldon ’66 • • Ruth J. Shepard ’63 • • • Peter A. Sherlock ’88MBA • • Zulin ’91PhD & Min (Lin) Shi ’90MS • • Norma L. (Jewell) Shiatte ’54 • • • Yohji Shindo ’68PhD William J. Shoemaker ’64 • Moshe Shoham Michael G. Shuman ’87 • • Alfred J. ’62 & Mary (Shea) Siano ’69 • • © Justin A. Siegel ’93, ’96MA • Norman W. ’53, ’55MS & Betsy (Burghardt) Silcox ’57 • • © Stephen H. ’70 & Linda J. (Gerhardt) Silverstein ’70 • • Walter R. ’62, ’65MBA & Diann (Coyle) Silvia ’62 • • © Scott J. Simenas ’71 • • • Glenn Simon Norman H. Sims ^ • Manisha Sinha § Neil P. Sirota ’88 • • Elvira R. (Suarez) ’67 & William H. Sisolak • • • Albert L. ’74 & Donna F. Skinner • • Tracey A. (Stiles) Sledge ’84 © Emil J. Slowinski, Jr. ’46 & Emily D. Slowinski • • Elizabeth (Mercer) Small ’64 • Peter R. Smart ’77 • • James E. Smethurst § Barry F. Smith ’76 • • © David J. ’67S & Carol (Carlson) Smith ’69 Dick ’66 & Sally (Minich) Smith ’66 ^ • • • George A. Smith, Jr. ’55 & Linda Smith • • • Howard R. Smith ’75 • • • © Luther W. Smith, Jr. ’53 • • Nathaniel M. Smith ’78 • • • Scott D. ’75 & Janet E. (Bracey) Smoller ’74 • Joseph ^ & Alix Smullin ^ • • Donald J. Sokolnicki ’76 • •


Vivek K. ’82MS, ’86PhD & Ameeta (Narula) Soni ’82MS • • Barbara L. Sparks ’70 • • • Ann (McElroy) Spencer ’50 Edward B. Spencer ’86 • Guy A. Spinelli ’73 • • John N. Spinney, Jr. ’87 & Janet M. Spinney • • Audrey (Rayner) St. Mark ’63 • • James T. Stamas ’54 • • Edward J. ’77MS § & Anne Z. Stanek ’03MM • • Thomas J. Stanley ’79 • • © Herbert & Paulina H. Stark § • • • Marc A. ’79 & Debra (Belt) Steinman ’79 • • Benjamin F. Stephenson ’71EdD • • Roseann C. (O’Malley) Stichnoth ’77 • • James M. Stockman ’66MFA • • Ivan L. Stokes ’81 • • • Michael ^ & Nancy Stolpinski ^ • • Jeffrey C. Stone Michael B. ’82 § & Cynthia P. Stone • • Averie Storck Walter Storozuk, Jr. & Evelyn Storozuk • • Susan B. Streeter ’63 Pauline E. Strong ’52 • • John D. Stuart • Daniel J. Sullivan ’65 • • John P. Sullivan, Jr. ’72 • • Robert & Patricia Sullivan ^ • • Steven R. Sullivan ’91 • • Yongbin Sun ’98MRP Roy A. Sundstrom ’56 • Laurie S. (Forman) Swaim ’83 • • © Howard B. Swartz ’78 & Kathleen M. Keohane • • • Mary T. Sweeney ’83MS • • Charles Swider • Calvin T. § & Joanne T. Swift • • Bernard P. Szymanski, Jr. ’94MS ^ & Candra Szymanski ^ • • Steven G. Tagle ’17MFA James P. ’74 ^ & Celeste Talarico ^ • • Mark A. ’94 & Sarah K. (Baackes) Tanner ’94 • • James A. Tauras ’62 • • Alexandra U. Taylor ’74MS • • Gordon E. ’52 & Marion (Felton) Taylor ’54 • • • James R. ’61 & Patricia (Jasper) Tedford ’61 • John S. Teixeira ’83 • Robert H. Temkin ’64 • • • Esther M. (Alexander) Terry ’74PhD § • • Ann M. Testarmata ’77 • • Paul J. Theberge ’63 • • Scott D. ’92PhD & Cristina (Urdaneta) Thomas ’92PhD • • © Eva (Mitchell) Thomson ’78, ’80MBA & David E. Artzerounian, Sr. ^ • • © Carl A. Thoren ’66 • Michael D. Tofias ’88 • • Bing Tong ^ & Xiaolan Hu ^ © Maurice Tonkin ’38 • • Thomas P. Tooley ’79 • • Kenneth K. ’04MBA ^ § & Pamela J. Toong ^ • Paul M. ’78 & Leslie A. Torpey • • Xavier G. ^ & Nathalie Touret ^ Jessica L. Townsend ’94 • • Allen ^ & Pamela S. Trafford ^ § • Richard J. Trant • • Nicholas Patrick Triano III ’83, ’83 ^ & Jane M. Owens Triano ^ • • William F. Troy III ’76 & Karen (Izbicki) Troy ’76 • • Christine Tryba-Cofrin ’71, ’73MA • • Michael J. Turgel ’98 & Charla R. Watkin ’99 • •

Jay E. ’78, ’79MS ^ & Ann (Muri) Turnberg ’77 ^ • • Jonathan A. Turner ’90 • Felix F. ^ & Ruth R. Twaalfhoven ^ • Robert M. ’70 & Joan M. (Callahan) Twiss ’77 • • • Dennis J. ’61 & Loretta G. Twohig • • • Mary (Boron) Tycz ’71 • • • Carol M. Tyler ’77 • • Diane L. Ueberle John H. Underwood ’62 • • Steven C. ’71 ^ & Patricia Upton ^ • • Robert L. Vadnais • • David ’93 & Tamara A. (Burnett) Valicenti ’94 • • John M. ^ & Deborah A. Vallarelli ^ © Lola Van Wagenen Maureen (Tracy) ’72 & Edward G. Venti • • Carl R. ’75 ^ & JoAnne Vercollone ^ • • • Judith A. (Bator) Vigna ’89 • • Lynda L. Walker ’82 • • © Gina L. ’79 & Michael J. Wall ^ • Dan Walsh Denis J. Walsh III ’82 • • Penny J. Walsh ’90 • • Sandra L. Walsh Zhuang Wang ’85MS • • © Mary E. (Martin) Warner ’44 • • Patricia C. Warner § • • Stephanie (Sabloff) Wasser ’75 • • Harvey L. Waxman ’70 • • Melvin K. Webster ’78 • • Marc G. ’70, ’72MBA & Sharon (Stein) Weinberger ’71 • • • James V. Weis ’82 • • Gwen P. Weisberg ’80 • • • Steven J. Weisman ’70 • • Michael E. ’89 & Karen S. Weissel • • • Richard V. Welch ’87, ’89MS, ’92PhD • • John D. Wells § Peter H. Wells • • Patrick R. ’80 & Paula A. (Deciccio) Whelan ’80 • • James A. Whipple, Jr. ^ & Gina M. Whipple ^ • • Carol J. Wigg ’72, ’78MA • • • Donna L. Wiley & Neal B. Abraham • Lawrence J. ’65, ’67MFA & Jill Wilker • David E. Williams ’78 • • Steven S. ’94 & Nicole M. (Scafati) Williamson ’94 • • Cleve E. & Barbara A. Willis • • Donald U. Wise § • Thomas J. Wojcik ’65S • Lloyd I. ^ & Donna M. Wolencheck ^ Gerard H. Wolf ’66 • • • Patricia L. (Frank) Wolff ’89 • • William E. Woodburn, Jr. ’56 • • Gregory D. Woodworth • Joanne R. Wooldridge ’72 • • William R. Wooldridge ^ § & Linda J. Shea ^ § Margaret (Kelsey) ’82MM & Jonathan Wright • • • Peter C. ’70 & Mary A. (Peck) Wright ’70 • • Pei-Fen Wu ’84MS • • © Ping Xuan ’98MS, ’02PhD © John I. Yablonski ’64, ’67MS • • Xiaoyu ’04PhD & Lingyan Yang ’94MA, ’00PhD • Guy E. Yeager ’96MS • • Alex H. Yim ’75 • Do Y. Yoon ’71MS, ’72PhD, ’73PhD • Maura A. (Muir) Young ’75, ’78 • • Pati A. Young ’87 • Paul W. Young ’68MS • • • Russell M. ’69 ^ & Marcia A. (Clarke) Young ’69 ^ • • •

Barbara M. Zelazo ’82 • • Henry H. Zenzie ^ & Kathleen E. Wetherby ^ John F. Zewski • • Donald A. Ziff Don ✴ & Jean Zimmer • Herman B. Zimmerman ’63MS • •

Affiliate Recent Alums 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) Nathan W. Adams ’06 § • Lydia Alvarez ’09MPH • Kelsey H. Anderson ’11 Derek M. Anton ’14 Lindsey P. Athanasiou ’11 John P. Baillieul ’08 • James J. Barber, Jr. ’08, ’08 Julia T. Barth ’11 • Trevor A. Beck ’11 Ashley N. Blubaugh ’11 William Borden ’09, ’11MS © Patrick M. Border ’11, ’12MS Gregory L. & Cheryl L. Brooks ’18EdD § Daniel K. Burke ’12, ’12 © Kaitlyn Carpenter ’11 David Catrambone ’09MEd § • Lily Chan ’07, ’07 Madolyn W. Chiu ’12 § Adam Choi ’08 © Shun Felix Chung ’16 Jeannine M. Coburn ’06 Patrick F. Conboy ’09 Andrew J. Cooke ’15 Earl N. Crandon ’17 Jon K. Crocker ’07MA § Hanna K. Daboul ’15 Melanie P. Dempster ’15 Catherine E. Donaghey ’05 Jian Du ’12PhD © Patrick C. Dubie ’14 Wesley J. ’99 & Nicole J. Dunham ’13MBA • • David D. Eichstaedt ’09MBA § Stuart J. Farber ’14 Erwin S. Francois ’07 • Holly J. Frank ’09MS • Michael A. Frasca III ’13, ’13 © Matthew A. Gannon ’10 © Brett R. Garber ’07 Prasad L. Gawade ’12PhD © Kelsey D. George ’14 Howard J. Gilmore ’12 Matthew B. ’05 & Whitney (Mollica) Goldstein ’09 • Jason R. Griffeth ’02S, ’04 Chelsea J. Grivers ’14 Andrew J. Groark ’13, ’13 © Haohao Guo ’11 Bhaswar Gupta ’05PhD § • Katherine W. Harper ’11 Matthew W. Heath ’04PhD © George A. Howe ’04 • • Filip B. Jagodzinski ’12PhD Kyle C. Johnson ’09 Libby K. Johnson ’10MBA © Jacob S. Karas ’11 © Vikram K. Kodipelli ’05MS Ruta S. Kulkarni ’11 Jonathan J. Labaki ’08 Samuel P. Laorenza ’10 Grey I. Larsen ’11 Keith R. Lassman ’14

Kyle Lawless ’12 © Joohyung Lee ’04PhD Ryan E. Lepard ’05 Steven F. Lindhult ’12 Christopher P. Locke ’14 Aaron P. Lyon ’11 © Peter T. Manolakos ’00, ’05MS & Sirisha Naidu ’07PhD John J. McColgan ’07 • Opalia N. Meade ’14 Brittney N. Mesisklis ’10 © Ross H. Miller ’11PhD Natasha Mohanty ’05MS Benjamin I. Monat ’13 Sergey Monveldt ’13 Wilfred A. Morin ’09 Sean P. Morris ’06 John R. Mulvey ’10 Janet Muzzy ’05 § • • Louis E. Nakashian ’12 Zachary A. Nemtzow ’12, ’12 Albert E. Novark ’07MS, ’11PhD Victor A. Nunez ’13 Ashley A. O’Brien ’13 Eric J. Paradis ’09 • Kimberly K. Parekh ’14EdD Michela A. Pearce ’14 Kyle L. Peterson ’04 © Panagiotes M. Petrakis ’08 • Victoria A. Pham ’15 Derek J. Pinedo ’16 Lawren Quigley-Jones ’04 Julie A. Reynolds ’12, ’12 © Deven C. Riley-Marini ’14 Ryan K. Roy ’10 © John S. Scagliarini ’14 Sudhan Sadanand Selwyn Samraj ’11MS © Ryan R. Senecal ’10 § Katherine J. Shaughnessy ’12, ’11 Evan G. Shelhamer ’12, ’12 Barry G. Shelley ’10MA, ’13PhD & Brenda A. (Konrad) Wyss ’95PhD • • Daniel Smith ’10 Brycen L. Spencer ’10 Robin Stewart Demartino ’10 § Leslie A. Sullivan ’10 Aaron M. Sundberg ’09 Tyler C. Swift ’13 Terranova M. Tasker ’14 Asafu T. Thomas ’11 Jason A. Thurm ’11 © Brian Tino ’11 Peter G. Trovato ’05 & Elizabeth L. Vancheri ’06 • Maria L. Urso ’06PhD Christoper R. Venne ’11 Jennifer N. Vo ’14 Meira K. Wainstein ’10 Allison M. Walsh ’14 Xinyu Wei ’07MS, ’12PhD • Michael H. Wilson ’04 • Leah R. Yoffe ’11 Eric C. Zeimetz ’13



William Smith Clark Society

The following individuals have designated UMass Amherst as a beneficiary of their estate plans through wills, trusts, life insurance, life income gifts, retirement plans and retained life estates. We recognize them for their commitment to the future of UMass Amherst. Herschel G. # ✴ § & 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 ✴ Barr G. Ashcraft ’66MA ✴ Gabriel I. Auerbach ’41S John B. ’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 ✴ § Willard A. Beal Bevin A. Beaudet ’69 Karakian Bedrosian ’54 James M. Begin ’85 ✴ William M. Belcher ’76 ✴ Carolyn Bemis ✴ Larry G. ’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. ’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. ’24 # ✴ & Elsie (Nickerson) Bike ’26 # ✴ Martin & Lynn Z. Bloom Peter L. ’78 & Denise A. (Colls) Bloom ’79 Charles F. Bohn, Jr. ’69 & Jan C. Bohn John A. Boiteau, Jr. ’72 A. Richard Bonanno Richard J. ’66 & Joan I. Bonomi Cecile M. Bouchard & Nancy E. Webster Linda M. (Lemieux) Bouley ’65 Richard J. ’53 & Janet (Kallgren) Boutilier ’55 Robert B. Brack ’60 Juanita (Ford) Bradspies ’59 Ralph R. ’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 ✴ Michael F. Bruno ’55 Marda F. Buchholz ’65 Kenneth L. Bullis ’39MS ✴ James R. ’74, ’76MBA & Paula J. Buonomo George G. Burke ’56, ’96HON Mary Jane (Parisi) Burke ’59 Clarice A. Burrell # ✴ Stephen M. ’71, ’80MA & Mary H. Burroughs Gordon E. Cadwgan, Jr. ’76PhD & Ruth J. Cadwgan Theodore C. Caldwell # ✴ Samuel D. Cannavo ’69 # Ralph J. Caouette, Sr. ’81, ’07MS, ’18EdD & Maureen G. (Hicks) Caouette ’97MEd Kevin P. Carbin, Jr. ’82 & Maura A. Canny-Carbin Mary (Ireland) Carlson ’46 ✴ Joseph A. ’71 & Mary C. Carnevale Richard P. Cetti ’70 Edward S. Chang ✴ ^ Michael J. Chapman ’97PhD I. Mike Chase ’50 # ✴ Miriam U. Chrisman ✴ ^ § Walter Chroniak ’43 Nanci G. (Benedetti) Cirone ’70 & Albert J. Cirone, Jr. Michael J. Clifford ’50, ’53MS # Charles J. Clock ’78EdD William R. Cobb ’63, ’65MS Robert W. Coburn Julie A. Cohan Bonnie R. Cohen ’77 Jeanette S. Cole Denise M. Coll ’75 Pauline Collins ✴ Randall C. Collord ’75 David J. Comeau ’82 Carol A. (Wiik) Cooke ’73 Charlotte M. Cooke ✴ Theodore F. Cooke, Jr. ’34 ✴ Joan Cormack ’52 ✴ Geoffrey S. Cornish ’50MS, ’87HON ✴ John C. Corr ’61 Lotta M. Crabtree ✴ Tony D. ’85EdD & Cheryl S. Crespi Kelvin F. Cross ’75, ’77MS & Caren P. Arnstein ’77 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 Russell B. Davis✴ Anastasia L. Davis ✴ Ellen F. Davis ’81 Joanne L. DeGroot✴ Harriet (Rayner) Derry ’43 ✴ Robert J. DeValle ’58 # Robert O. Dewey ’47 ✴ George A. ’61, ’92HON & Sherry (Farbman) Dickerman ’63, ’84MS Walter E. Dickinson 1907 ✴ Leslie A. Dierauf ’70 Paul S. Doherty Mark Donovan ’78 Janice (Warfield) Dowd ’58 ✴ David A. Dunlavey ’67S, ’70 Christopher R. Dunlea ’89 Robert L. Duval ’58 Carl ’77, ’79MPA & Shirley A. (Truchon) Eger ’58, ’83MEd Stephen E. Elmont ’64 ✴ William D. Erdman ’80 Krikor Ermonian ’52 Wendy (Shankel) Evans ’79 Charles ’54, ’08HON & Mildred (Velleman) Feldberg ’55 Robert S. Feldman Jean E. Ferson ’52 John E. Filios ’40 Russell M. Finer ’73 Shaun P. Fitzgerald ’71 Pamela B. Fletcher Irene F. Fogg # ✴ Martin Fonseca ’29 # ✴ Robert T. Foote, Jr. ’62 & Marianne D. (Dunn) Foote ’77 Gail (Mandell) Fox ’65 Ruth M. Frank ✴ Margaret H. (Rawson) ’70MA, ’72PhD & Donald C. Freeman David G. Fubini ’76 & Bertha P. Rivera Benedict F. Galas ’51 # ✴ Helen Kay Galloway ’61 Karen L. Garvin ’66 Dorothy (Dunklee) Gavin ’43 George J. ’50S ✴ & Annette (Nelson) Gibavic ’64 ✴ Paul Giguere ✴ Robert I. ✴ ^ & Sandra A. Glass ✴ ^ Charles L. ’40 ✴ & Martha (Shirley) Gleason ’42 ✴ Shirley Goldman John H. Goodrich, Jr. ’65 & Kathryn (Watson) Goodrich ’66 Rose B. Gorin ✴ Edward C. Gray ’73 Betty A. Green ’60, ’66MEd William A. ’65 # & N. Bonny (Clapp) Green ’66 # Peter F. Grigas ’62 Daniel G. ’75 ^ & Kristine M. Griswold ’07MS, ’07MEd ^ Stephen S. Grolnic ’76 Stephen J. Gulo, Jr. ’66 Robert C. Gunness ’32, ’63HON # ✴ Hertha S. Haensel ✴ Myron D. ’40 # & Gladys (Archibald) Hager ’41 # ✴ Marylin C. Haley ✴ Joel M. Halpern ^ § Donald G. Hammond, Jr. ’77MS Shane P. Hammond, Ed.D. ’91, ’95MEd Stanley L. Handman ’55 & Penny BixHandman Richard P. Harland ’59 William B. Harmon ’65

William J. ’51, ’52MA & Joyce (Gibbs) Harrington ’45, ’52MS ✴ Roderick P. ’66 & Margaret L. (McVey) Hart ’68 Joyce Harvey Bottenberg ’67 & Norman G. Bottenberg William F. Harwood ’63 David B. Haytowitz ’77 Robert A. Henry ’70 Marcia A. Heronemus-Pate ’76 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 ✴ Melvin Howard ’57 E. Vickery Hubbard ✴ Richard W. Hubbard ’35 # ✴ Charles K. Hyde ’66 Richard F. Jackson ’49, ’55MS, ’57PhD Dana A. (Nadison) ’80 & Joseph Jacober Martin G. Jacobson ’68 Richard E. Jacobson Stanley Jez ✴ Mary (Ingraham) Jones ’27 # ✴ Robert W. Joyce ’50 Raymond J. ’66 & Laurel V. Kaleda H. Roy ’70MA, ’71PhD & Mary Kaplan Sam W. Kaplan ’57 Samuel Kaplan ’51 Alma W. Keilty Marie B. Kelleher ’42 ✴ Stephen R. Kellogg, Sr. ’72 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 ✴ Bernadette (Darcy) Lane ’77 David J. Lane ’58 Joel D. Lapin ’68, ’71MA Gilbert W. § & Sally N. Lawall § Philip C. Lawton ’58 John W. ’70HON ✴ § & Angie K. Lederle ✴ Maurice W. Leland ’42 ✴ Wilfred R. & Francesca D. Lenville Ruth (Raphael) Levens ’48, ’50MS # Agnes M. Lindsay ✴ W. Torrey ✴ & Doris T. Little ✴ Robert W. Littlefield ’69 Linda G. Lockwood ✴ Celeste Loughman✴ Mason I. § & Susan C. Lowance Richard D. Lundy ’47 # ✴ Douglas V. MacBrien ’76, ’79MBA ✴ William P. MacConnell ’43 ✴ John A. Maginnis ’18, ’68HON ✴ Robert M. ’70 & Kathleen S. Mahoney ’70 Elaine (Nicpon) Marieb ’69PhD, ’85MS Charles & Paula F. Mark James R. ’49 & Alice (O’Neil) Marshall ’49 Esther (Coffin) Martin ’47 Linda M. Martin ’67 Michael S. Martin ’90 Sara E. Maslin Thomas J. Mathews ’76 & Linnea L. Koons Thomas P. Matthews ’07MS Michael A. Mendelsohn ’66 & Elizabeth M. Ferry ’66 Roberta Moniz Lasley ✴


Edwin L. Moore ’38, ’40MS, ’42PhD ✴ Donald G. Moriarty ’60 ^ Rupert D. Morrill ’42 ✴ John H. Morton ’66 James E. Mulcahy ’60S, ’63 Jean S. Muller ✴ Gerald W. Murphy ’57 Ronald J. Nathan Stephen J. Nojeim ’81MS Grace Nopper ’35 ✴ John F. O’Connell, Jr. ’70, ’72MBA Carl S. Oberg ’50 Shirley J. Ooley ’82 Wayne S. Paige ’58 ✴ Elizabeth (Schneck) Palter ’62, ’75PhD Richard E. Park, Jr. ’83 Bradford O. Parker ✴ Thomas F. Parker ’72 William A. Patterson III § Charles F. Perrell ’71, ’72MBA Robert P. Perry ’68 Victor J. Pietkiewicz ’53 # Arthur I. ’64 & Helen M. Poland John R. Pollard Marjorie (Aubertin) Pratt ’45 Linda L. Prokopy ’86MA, ’93MEd David R. Proper ’91MA ✴ Edwin Pruchnik ✴ ^ Jean Puffer ’41 ✴ Thomas E. Radlo ’69 Margarita H. Rand ✴ Marvin D. # ✴ § & Jane M. Rausch # § Sandra Reed Sweezy ’73 Jesse L. Rice ✴ Paul Richards ’68 Steven G. Richter ’77 J. Melinda Rigney ’86EdD & Lloyd W. Ortman, Jr. Charlotte Roberts Messner ’55 Edith L. Robinson ✴ 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 Patricia R. Ryan ’67 & Lawrence A. Brown Janet C. Sargent ’35 ✴ Donald T. ’60 & Patricia A. Savage Roberta L. (Bergevin) Sawtelle ’75 Neil Scanlan ’67 Eva Schiffer ’46 ✴ § Manfred E. Schmaizl ’60 William C. Schmidt, Jr. ’70 Marilyn Schoenbaum Paul Schofield ’81 ^ Paul C. Schofield ’71 Marjorie Sells Carter ✴


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

HA Honorary alumnus or alumna HON Honorary degree recipient S Stockbridge alumnus or alumna

Michael D. Shamberg ’82 Nadine E. Shank Robert A. Shanley § Gary P. Sharpe ’70 Alice K. (Monk) ’43 & Lawrence J. Shepard James G. ’60 & Marilynn (Kolazyk) Shields ’61 Julian S. Shock, Jr. ’68S ✴ David K. Shumway, Jr. ’60 Edwin V. Sisson ’68 James C. Skilling ’56 Isobel M. Smith ✴ 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 Sandra Reed Sweezy ’73 Helen E. Symons ’65 # Jesse A. Taft ’30, ’48MS ✴ Milton C. Taft ’54 ✴ Barbara L. (Beebe) Takahashi ’81 Louise H. Tallman✴ Chee-Teck Tan ’61PhD ✴ Deanna Tan ✴ Donald N. ’49 ✴ & Janet (Sanctuary) Thatcher ’49 Kasha V. Thayer ’44 ✴ 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) ’72 & Edward G. Venti Marguerite (Merritt) Walker ’45 Esther M. Wallace ✴ HA § Edmund F. Ward ’75, ’77MBA 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 Albert Winer ✴ Kenneth D. Witt ’42 ✴ William E. Woodburn, Jr. ’56 Wayne O. ’74 & Anita Woodruff Guy E. Yeager ’96MS Monica Young John M. Zebb ’75 Ervin H. ’99HON ✴ & Margaret J. (Pew) Zube ’70MA, ’74PhD ✴

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 at a level of $25,000 or more between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. Corporations

(including Corporate Foundations) Acushnet Company • • Alpha Omega Electromagnetics • Altra Industrial Motion Inc. AMVAC Chemical Corporation • Anika Therapeutics, Inc • Arbella Insurance • Arbor Jet Inc. Babson Capital Bayer • • CEM Corporation • • Center for Popular Economics • • Daily Hampshire Gazette • • Du Pont • • • EMC Corporation • ExxonMobil • • Feinberg Rozen • Fidelity • • Gelest, Inc. Giner, Inc. Google • Intel • • The Lalor Foundation Liberty Mutual Research Institute • Manganaro Bloodstock, Inc. • Mars, Inc. • • Microsoft • • Moody’s Corporation Narus Incorporated National Grid • Nestle USA Foundation • • Newlans, Inc. • Northeast Utilities • • PepsiCo, Inc. • Phoenix Integration Pilgrim The Recorder • • Reebok Siemens Solvay USA Inc. Syngenta • • TABB Group • Waters Corporation • Weyerhaeuser • Wolf Greenfield, P.C. • • Xerox Foundation •


(including Family Foundations) 2 Anonymous Donors American Council of Learned Societies American Petroleum Institute • Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation Inc. • The Boston Foundation, Inc. • • Corporation for Public Broadcasting • • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation • • Endocrine Society • Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Health Effects Institute

Florence Heiman Charitable Foundation • The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation • Charles H. Hood Foundation • J.M. Hopwood Charitable Trust Hudson River Foundation • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation • Henry P. Kendall Foundation Lipp Family Foundation • • Massachusetts 4-H Foundation, Inc. • • G. Harold & Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation The McCormack Foundation The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation • John Merck Fund • Morris Animal Foundation National Multiple Sclerosis Society • New England Foundation for the Arts • • The Pew Charitable Trusts • Potts Memorial Foundation Rays of Hope Foundation Russell Sage Foundation • Schlumberger Foundation The Sidhu Family Foundation Simons Foundation Social Science Research Council Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Water Environment Research Foundation John F. Welch, Jr. Foundation • Marion & Jasper Whiting Foundation • • Wilson Center

Other Organizations

2 Anonymous Donors AICPA • American Chemical Society • • American Heart Association • Baystate Health, Inc. • • Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Brookhaven National Laboratory Lotta M. Crabtree Trust • • Five Colleges, Inc. • • Human Frontier Science Program • Innovation Accelerator Foundation Institut Ramon Llull • Marshall Family Charitable Fund • Massachusetts State Grange NCARB NEC Laboratories New England Regional Turfgrass Foundation • • Regents Research Fund (USNY) Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving • • Sociologists for Women in Society Space Telescope Science Institute • • U.S. India Educational Foundation University of Alaska Anchorage University of Massachusetts Alumni Association • • •


UMass Amherst Endowment 2010 – 2014



$ Millions

Remaining Goal



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

Raised To Date






FY2014 Our Progress

Fiscal Year Gifts 2013 – 2014 Amount Donors Athletics $1,281,716 2,825 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



Libraries $966,714 3,861 School of Public Health and Health Sciences



College of Education



College of Nursing



College of Social and Behavioral Sciences



WFCR $3,392,731 3,651



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




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For the Love of Public History C HARLES K. HYDE ’66 studied history as an undergraduate at UMass Amherst and earned his master’s degree and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He spent most of his career as a history professor at Wayne State University in Detroit. His affinity for public history evolved from his early interest in economic history, to the history of technology, and to a focus on historic preservation. Professor Hyde has maintained a solid connection with UMass Amherst and has been most impressed with the UMass Public History Program, participating in its 25th anniversary celebration in 2011. To demonstrate his support, he created the Charles K. Hyde Public History Program Fund and has already made several continuing contributions to it. Recently Professor Hyde disclosed a very generous planned gift made through his last will and testament. All of this support will be put to good use to engage practitioners, support undergraduate and graduate student internships, and ensure graduate professional development opportunities. Professor Hyde has enjoyed meeting with students and faculty on his visits to campus.

“My gifts reflect my heartfelt appreciation for the excellent college education I received from UMass Amherst and from the History Department in particular. My decision to support the outstanding Public History Program at UMass Amherst came easily.” —Charles K. Hyde ’66, author of Arsenal of Democracy: The American Automobile Industry in World War II.

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