Obituary: Virginia Rees, former Alumni Office director

Virginia “Ginny” Rees, of Halethorpe, Md., former director of Alumni Relations, died Sept. 20 at home.

She joined the campus staff in 1983 as a typist and held a head clerk’s post in the Controller’s Office before being hired as head administrative clerk in University Relations and Development, serving as assistant to the vice chancellor. In 1985, she was promoted to staff assistant.

She moved to Alumni Relations in 1990 as assistant director and was named acting director in 1995 and director in 1996. In the fall of 1996, she resigned to become director of alumni relations and executive director of the alumni association at Towson State University in Maryland.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in 1993 through the University Without Walls program.

She leaves her husband, David T. Rees, her mother, Joann Meyer, two brothers and a sister.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Class of 1942 Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Rachel Koziol, Records and Gift Processing, Memorial Hall, 134 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01002 or to the Komen Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas TX 75265-0309.