Pema Tsering Memorial Gathering

The Campus Community was invited to a Memorial Gathering to celebrate and remember the life of Pema Tsering, an employee of the Custodial Department at Amherst College since 2004. The Memorial Gathering took place on Thursday, April 11, 2013 in the O’Connor Commons and was followed by a reception.

Pema Tsering (1958–2013)

Dear Members of the Amherst College Community:

We write with news of the tragic and untimely death this morning of one of our beloved custodians, Pema Tsering, who had been at the College since 2004.

Pema will be missed by everyone who knew him and all of us who benefitted from his work, his collegiality, and his generosity. He was a man of deep faith, whose positive energy and spirit enriched lives of the people around him. His commitment to his family and to his position at the College was an inspiration.

Nancy R. Board (1949–2013)

Amherst College notes the passing of Nancy R. Board on Jan. 30, 2013. Board came to the college in 1991 as secretary to the treasurer. Over the course of her career, she also worked in the  Departments of Philosophy and Black Studies. Most recently, she was editorial assistant on The American Mathematical Monthly. She retired in 2011.

An obituary with more information is available here.

Stanley E. Seymour (1915–2012)

Amherst College notes the passing of retired employee Stanley E. Seymour on Nov. 10, 2012. Seymour worked for the college as a groundsman and as a truck driver from 1953 until his retirement in 1981. His wife, Ruth (Eaton) Seymour, who passed away in 2008, worked in the college’s Mailing Center from 1970 to 1979.

An obituary with more information is available here.

Amy Olney Johnson (1922–2012)

Amherst College notes the passing of retired employee Amy Olney Johnson on Sept. 8, 2012. Johnson served as assistant dean of admissions from 1979 to 1985 and as associate dean of admissions from 1985 until her retirement in 1992.

An obituary with more information is available here.

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Deene D. Clark (1931–2012)

Amherst College notes the passing of The Rev. Dr. Deene D. Clark on Sept. 5, 2012. After 20 years in parish ministry, Clark came to the college on Aug. 25, 1985, as the assistant dean of students and assistant director of the Career Center. In August of 1986, he became the assistant director of career counseling and the Protestant religious advisor. In 1989, the former title was updated to Associate Director of Career Counseling, and in 1994, the latter title became Coordinator of Religious Affairs. Clark retired from the college on Jan. 1, 2000.