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Reporter Francesca Rheannon has won this year’s Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award for Excellence in Reporting on Drug and Alcohol Issues for her five-part news series, “Voices of HIV,” which she produced for WFCR.

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Terry Lynn Moulder, 43, of Greenfield, a University Without Walls student, died Dec. 15 at the Franklin Medical Center.

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Matthew Zunic, age 87, of Crystal River, Fla., a former basketball coach and professor of Physical Education, died Dec. 15, in Lecanto, Fla.

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William Hite of the Music and Dance Department has been invited to sing tenor solos in Musica Sacra’s annual performances of Handel’s “Messiah” at Carnegie Hall on Dec. 20 and 22.

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Robert V. Poirier, 77, of Greenfield, a retired staff assistant with the Office of Information Technologies, died Dec. 13 at the Franklin Medical Center.

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Carl H. Eiben, 85, of Amherst, a retired associate professor with the Feed, Seed and Fertilizer Laboratory, died Dec. 10.

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Anibal Gomez, 79, of Holyoke, a retired maintainer I with Physical Plant, died Dec. 9.

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Two UMass Amherst Police Department sergeants have been promoted to lieutenant and three new officers have joined the force after graduating from the training academy.

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Alex Fischer, a former committee staff person on the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, has joined the staff of Commonwealth College as assistant director of public relations.

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John M. Maki, 97, of Hadley, professor emeritus of Political Science, died Dec. 7 at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation.

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