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Catherine A. (Hayes) Kolakoski, 89, of South Deerfield, a retired junior sales clerk at the University Store, died at home Dec. 15.

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Helen (Sacco) Perry, 79, of Westfield and formerly of Sunderland, a retired clerk IV in Music and Dance, died Dec. 12 at home after a period of failing health.

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Jeffrey Tenenbaum, 63, of Amherst, a retired reference librarian, died Dec. 9, after being struck by a train.

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Al Byam, manager of Transit Services, has been appointed to the American Public Transportation Association’s Workforce Development Blue Ribbon Panel.

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Professor Harold D. Grotevant, the Rudd Family Foundation Chair in Psychology, has been appointed to the board of consulting editors of the Journal of Family Psychology, effective Jan. 1.

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Theresa Austin, associate professor in the Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies Department, and doctoral student Katya Ites presented papers at the national conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, held Nov. 20-23 in Orlando, Fla.

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Hockey coach Don “Toot” Cahoon recorded his 300th career win Dec. 5 as the Minutemen defeated UConn 5-1 at the Mullins Center.

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Ralph D. Jones, 77, of Sunderland, retired registrar, died Dec. 6 in Sunbridge Rehabilitation Center in Hadley.

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Donna Lopiano, former chief executive officer of the Women’s Sports Foundation, will teach “College Athletics” through the Sport Management Department during the spring semester.

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Arnold Friedmann, professor emeritus of architecture and design in the Art Department, was honored Dec. 4 by the Western Massachusetts chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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