People

Daniel Gerber
Daniel Gerber, senior lecturer in community health education and associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has been selected by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) to receive the 2018 Riegelman Award for Excellence in...
Stephen Jefferson
Stephen W. Jefferson, also known as Sabeur Bey, of Amherst, retired lecturer and former undergraduate program director in the McCormack Department of Sport Management, died Feb. 9. He was 67. Born Aug. 3, 1950 in Newark, New Jersey, he spent his young life with his mother’s family in...
Stanley Kopinto
Stanley C. Kopinto, 97, of Amherst, a retired greenhouse foreman in plant and soil science, died Feb. 10. Born Dec. 31, 1920, he grew up on the family farm in Montague. He graduated from Turners Falls High School in 1940 and then trained as an aviation radio technician in Boston and worked for...
James Ralph
Dr. James Ralph, 84, of Amherst, a retired physician for many university athletic teams, including the men’s and women’s basketball squads and the football team, died Dec. 21. He was inducted into the UMass Amherst Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000. Born in Lowell on March 23, 1933,...
Lynne Baker
Lynne Rudder Baker, 73, of Amherst, a retired Distinguished Professor of philosophy, died Dec. 24. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, on Feb. 14, 1944, she received a B.A. in mathematics and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Vanderbilt University. She taught at Mary Baldwin College in Virginia for four years...
Stephen G. Sireci
Stephen G. Sireci, professor of educational policy, research and administration, has been elected vice president of the National Council of Measurement in Education’s (NCME) board of directors for a three-year term, which will start at the end of the NCME annual meeting, April 12-16, in New...
Cuba
Marjorie Aelion, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and Stacy Lutsch and Cristina Sosa from International Programs are part of an Institute of International Education (IIE) delegation that will attend the Congreso Universidad Cuban International Education Conference in Havana...
Stacey Lopez and Courtney Tucker
How do you make the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) feel accessible to all? How do you successfully create and open up a multitude of resources for wellness, particularly for students who’ve traditionally shied away from clinical care? At UMass Amherst, one of the...
Gabriela Weaver
Gabriela Weaver, vice provost for faculty development and director of the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD), has been selected to attend the 2018 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute at Bryn Mawr College July 9-21. She was also awarded a CBL (Clare...
Kirsten Britton
Kirsten Britton, an experienced athletics administrator at New England colleges, has been appointed senior associate director of athletics for sport administration. She will also serve as the athletics department’s senior woman administrator. Britton begins her new duties on Feb. 20....

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