People

Jennie Brozo, 94, of Tuners Falls, a longtime food service worker, died Jan. 26. Born June 23, 1923 in North Amherst, she graduated from Amherst High School while working on the family farm. She joined UMass Amherst in 1958 as a part-time employee in food services, working in the Student Union,...
Tuxtla-Gutierrez Mayor Fernando Castellanos and Professor Timothy Randhir
Professor Timothy Randhir of the department of environmental conservation was recognized last month as a distinguished visitor by the mayor of Tuxtla-Gutierrez, the capital of the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Randhir led an expert delegation of environmental professionals from western Massachusetts...
Jean Arnaud and Monika Roy with others
Tim Ford, chair of environmental health sciences in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and director of the Institute for Global Health (IGH), supported by a $285,000 grant from the PAHO Foundation, is leading a project to help improve surveillance and response to cholera in Haiti....
Library
The UMass Amherst Libraries has been chosen by the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and the University of Nevada-Reno as one of four additional university partners to participate in a pilot study entitled Maker Competencies and the Undergraduate Curriculum. Funded by a $49,800 National...
Walter S. Kurtyka, 70, of Turners Falls, a 43-year clerk, typist and clerical assistant, died Jan. 25. Born Nov. 11, 1947, in Montague City, he grew up in Gill, attended local schools there and was a graduate of Turners Falls High School. He earned an associate degree from Greenfield Community...
Lillian Rachel Goodman, 94 of Shrewsbury, former professor and acting dean of the School of Nursing and a leader in nursing education and practice, died Jan. 24.  Born in Hanover, New Hampshire, on May 20, 1923, she graduated from Lebanon High School and attended the University of Michigan...
Becky Wai-Ling Packard
Becky Wai-Ling Packard, an expert on students from diverse backgrounds in higher education and STEM fields, is serving as the Chancellor’s Leadership Fellow-in-Residence through June. In her new role, Packard supports ongoing diversity strategic planning and helps develop strategies to...
Doris Reynolds Holden, 85, of Amherst, a clerk and staff assistant in various departments and in the office of the university president, died Jan. 24. Born in Ludlow June 1, 1922, she was a graduate of Turners Falls High School and Northampton Commercial College and she earned bachelor’s and...
Daniel R. Anderson
Daniel R. Anderson, professor emeritus of psychological and brain sciences, has been elected a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Fellow status is awarded to APS members who have made “sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of...
Leo C. Blizniak, 86, of Greenfield, a retired technical specialist in the Physical Plant, died Jan. 24. Born in Hadley on Feb. 7, 1931, he attended public schools in Hadley and joined UMass Amherst is 1958 as a watchman. During his 25 years with the university he also worked as a mechanical...

Pages