The Campus Chronicle
Vol. XVII, Issue 31
for the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts
May 3, 2002

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Iona Mae Reynolds, retired Stockbridge administrator

Iona Mae Reynolds,'41, '57G, of Thorndike, retired associate director of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, died April 11 at home. She was 82.

She served the University for more than 35 years before retiring in 1985. In addition to her administrative work, she was an assistant professor of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.

She previously had been a medical technician at the New Britain (Conn.) General Hospital, where she was the chief clinical chemist.

Selected four times as Outstanding Professor in the Lab Animal Tech Program, she was a member of Sigma Xi and the American Society for Microbiology and was a registered microbiologist and registered medical technologist.

She authored or co-authored 37 journal articles.

With Russell E. Smith she opened the Large Animal Diagnostic Laboratory on campus, and they were co-investigators on several research projects.

She won several teaching awards during her SSA tenure.

In addition to her teaching skill, she was noted for her counseling among students and her contributions to the Stockbridge Alumni News.

"Stockbridge students are my favorite people, and as a matter of fact, so are Stockbridge Alumni," she said in a 1984 Alumni News article.

She served on the UMass Associate Alumni Board of Directors and was an active participant in the Class of '41 reunions, where fellow classmates called her "Miss Reunion."

In 1985 she was awarded a Chancellor's Medal for her work at the SSA and her work as an active alumna.

To ensure that her commitment to SSA continues, her family has established a scholarship fund in her name for Stockbridge students.

She leaves a sister-in-law, Lois C. Reynolds; and four nephews, Richard Barkley of Sedalia, Mo., James R. Barkley of Kerrville, Texas, Paul R. Reynolds of Mars, Pa., and David C. Reynolds of Louisville, Colo.

Memorial donations may be made to the Iona Mae Reynolds Scholarship Fund in care of the Gift Processing Office, Memorial Hall.

Michael Anthony Ciuffini

Michael Anthony Ciuffini, 23, a junior majoring in Linguistics, died March 27.
He leaves his parents, Joseph Ciuffini and Gretchen Sandbach; and a sister, Kaela Ann, who is a junior at Fairfield University.

Memorial donations may be made to the Gail Stein Scholarship Fund at Newton North High School, 360 Lowell Ave., Newtonville 02460.

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