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Debbie Felton, associate professor of classics, received the 2013-14 Award for Excellence in College Teaching from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) during the organization’s annual meeting held April 2-5 in Waco, Texas. CAMWS, founded at the University of...
John Organ, division chief of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region and an adjunct associate professor in the department of environmental conservation, received the Wildlife Management Institute’s 2014 George Bird Grinnell...

Kevin Kittilstved, assistant professor of chemistry, has been named an “Emerging Investigator” by the Journal of Materials Chemistry A of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Joseph L. Sardinas, 70, of Ocala, Fla., professor emeritus of accounting, died April 6 in a plane crash while filming a movie in Summerfield, Fla. Born in Tampa, Fla., he was a graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he earned his B.S. and MBA. He received in Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State...
John Stoffolano, entomologist and professor in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, was an invited speaker at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference on April 6 in Harrisburg, Pa., where he presented a paper in a session devoted to the well-known story “Pinocchio.” His...
George J. Kermensky, Sr., 93, of Hadley, a retired project estimator at Physical Plant, died April 5 at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Born in Hadley, he was a lifelong resident of the town. He also worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1942 and...
Stephen Clingman, professor of English and director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Institute, presented the Five College Jackie Pritzen Lecture on April 3 at Commonwealth Honors College. He spoke on “Rights, Routes, and Refugees: The Fiction of Caryl Phillips.” This annual lecture...
Kathleen Theberge, of Kingston, a retired clerk III in the University Health Services Pharmacy, died April 1 at home. She was a graduate of Bridgewater State College and did graduate work at Springfield College and Hofstra University. She taught school for several years in Bayport, N.Y. She...
Joel W. Martin, vice provost for academic personnel and dean of the faculty, has been named provost and dean of the faculty at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., where he chaired the department of religious studies from 1996 to 2000. Martin came to UMass Amherst in 2006 and served...
Roberta R. Collard, 96, professor emerita of education, died March 19. Born in Wheelock, Texas, she was raised by her sisters after her mother died of tuberculosis and the later the loss of her father, who traveled and worked across the state of Texas. It was discovered very, very early, that she...

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