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Mandy Hixon last week was named the Atlantic 10 Conference’s women’s diving coach of the year, the second time in five seasons that she has won the honor.

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Frances Deats, 57, of Sunderland, retired director of the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, died Feb. 14 at home.

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George N. Parks, director of the Minuteman Marching Band, has been named to the Bands of America Hall of Fame in Indianapolis, Ind.

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The Board of Trustees voted Feb. 15 to award tenure to seven Amherst campus faculty members.

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The Board of Trustees voted Feb. 15 to approve the appointment with tenure of Teri L. Yohn of Georgetown University as associate professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, effective Sept. 1.

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Sonia Nieto, professor of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, presented the Charles W. Hunt Lecture on Jan 30 during the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education in San Diego.

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Harold J. Regin, 77, of Ware, a retired maintainer II with Housing Services, died Feb. 3 in Springfield.

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In celebration of African-American History Month, the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, in conjunction with the University Store, will present a multi-media presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 7-10 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

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Warren F. Schumacher, 75, retired associate professor of Consumer Studies, died suddenly Feb. 1 at his home in Hatfield.

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Leslie Horner Button has been named associate director of Collection Services and Anne C. Moore has been named associate director of User Services for the Libraries.

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