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Katherine LaBarbera
Katherine LaBarbera, a doctoral candidate in kinesiology, was recently awarded $20,000 through an American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). AAUW American Fellowships are awarded to women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, are enrolled in...
Corinna Serviente
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently awarded Corinna Serviente, a doctoral student in kinesiology, an ACSM Foundation Doctoral Student Research Grant.  Serviente, who is a member of assistant professor Sarah Witkowski’s molecular and cardiovascular physiology lab,...
Kari Sant
The Society of Toxicology (SOT) honored Kari Sant, a postdoctoral research associate in environmental health sciences, with two awards during its annual meeting in March in New Orleans. Sant was the first-place winner for the Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section Postdoc...
Edwin Gere
Edwin A. Gere Jr., 93, of Leverett, professor emeritus of political science and a pilot honored for his service in World War II and the Berlin Airlift, died May 15. Born Nov. 7, 1922, in Elmira, N.Y., he was a student at Alfred University when World War II broke out. He left school to join the...
Katherine Reeves
Katherine Reeves, epidemiology, was recently recognized for best poster at the annual meeting of the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO). The ASPO describes itself as a “multi-disciplinary society which is committed to serving as an advocate for cancer prevention and control...
Chancellor's Citation Award recipients

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy recognized 10 student employees, eight staff members and two teams of employees for outstanding contributions to the university at a reception held at the Marriott Center of the Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center.

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Gerald Litchfield
Gerald Litchfield, 67, a former technical assistant in plant and soil science and a computer programmer, died May 14. Born in Athol, he was a graduate of Athol High School and earned a master’s degree in agronomy at UMass Amherst. He first worked for UMass Amherst in 1980 as a soil...
Robert R. Wellman
Robert R. Wellman, 83, of Amherst, professor emeritus of the history and philosophy of education and a former university ombudsman, died May 8. Born Jan. 18, 1933, in Lima, Ohio, he grew up in Lima and Brooklyn, Ohio, and graduated as valedictorian from Brooklyn High School. At one time hoping to...
Charles Malek
Charles L. Malek Jr., 58, of Hadley, a 28-year employee of the Physical Plant, died May 13. Born Sept. 7, 1957, in Northampton, he was raised and lived in Hadley and was a graduate of Hopkins Academy. He was employed by the Physical Plant in custodial services, buildings and grounds and academic...
Caryn Brause

Caryn Brause, architecture, has been honored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) with a 2016 ACSA/AIA Practice and Leadership Award. The award recognizes “best practice” examples of highly effective teaching, scholarship and outreach.

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