- Amherst Works, 2011 DecemberAmherst Works, 2011 December
A Note from the Director of Human Resources
In this installment of our Who’s Who series, we profile three members of Beneski Museum of Natural History.
KATE WELLSPRING: I grew up in N.E. and went to Bard College. I worked in San Francisco and then moved to the Valley to go to UMass for grad school (anthropology). When I finished my degree, I came here.
FRED VENNE: 25+ years of public school service in the Northampton area. The most recently held position was as the Principal for the Williamsburg Public School. Past Executive Director of a social services agency.
PETER CROWLEY: I’ve been at Amherst College for 25 years. I came from the University of Toronto. I received my Ph.D. from MIT and my undergrad degree from McGill. I grew up in D.C.
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Check Out: Arrivals & Transitions
It’s been six months since I arrived at the Pioneer Valley and joined Amherst College as your Director of Human Resources. This has been a short but very intense period, in which I have been able to learn a lot about the College’s programs, its goals and opportunities and, most importantly, its amazing and caring staff and faculty. Coming from the soul-warming Caribbean, my family and I are going through a big transition process, which has been made easier thanks to your support and kind advice...>>MORE
Changes to Retirement Plan - Changes to the Amherst College Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (the Retirement Plan) went into effect on Dec. 2, 2011. The funds in which to invest are being changed: new funds are being added; some current funds are no longer going to be able to receive new contributions...>>MORE
Nor’easter Brings More Than Just Snow and Damage to Our Area - On Oct. 31, 2011, the day after the Nor’easter, Landscape and Grounds Assistant Supervisor Mark Uchneat, emailed Director of Facilities Jim Brassord ...>>MORE
Feeding People in the Cold and Dark - Remember Monday, Oct. 31? It was cold, snowy and dark. The college was closed that day. What many people may not realize is that Dining Services was running that day, feeding students, staff and faculty who were on campus, as well as people from the community who had nowhere to go and nothing to eat....>>MORE
Spring 2012 Educational Programs
Employees from Around the Country and the World…
The College’s diverse population includes individuals from the United States and throughout the world. Just this year, we have folks joining us to work, teach and conduct research from the following areas: ...>>MORE
Amherst College Employee Engagement
The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) has embarked on a project to document and celebrate the community service and engagement of College employees. Beginning in the next issue, each newsletter will feature a story about employees volunteering with community organizations,...>>>MORE
Amherst College Rising Together to Address Poverty, Hunger and Interfaith Engagement
President Obama sent a letter to all college and university presidents (or their equivalents) in the spring of 2011 inviting them to participate in The President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge. Tony Marx enthusiastically supported Amherst College’s involvement, as have Greg Call and Biddy Martin in turn.
The purpose of the President’s Challenge is to see campuses develop in three areas: ...>>>MORE
Val's Got Talent
After seeing the amazingly talented individuals and groups who performed during Inauguration Weekend and how it brought the community together, Dining Services is working on creating a weekly entertainment/performance program, Val’s Got Talent...>>>MORE