AMHERST WORKS, MAY 2011
In this installment of our Who’s Who series, we profile five members of Amherst’s Theater and Dance Department.
KATHY COUCH: I had to travel to Serbia and do a festival in 2009. There are no code regulations plus I had to find my own way around.
LINDA CELI: I do crossword puzzles as a hobby. I took this up when I gave up smoking.
RON BASHFORD: Opening night of production of Hamlet in North Carolina. I had produced, directed and designed everything but the lights.
GINA SIEPEL: I was taught Polish by my 5th grade teacher. I can still read it but, unfortunately, can't speak it.
JON DOYLE: I went to Admiralty Island in Alaska to look for grizzly bears with my brother. Almost got a little too close to a mother grizzly and her cubs.
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HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR SELECTED
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Maria-Judith Rodriguez as Amherst’s Director of Human Resources. Maria-Judith will come to us from Cornell University’s Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, where she is the Human Resources Manager and Partnerships Officer. Maria-Judith will join us on July 1, 2011.
Maria-Judith brings 15 years of experience to the position. Over the last six years, Maria-Judith has developed programs at the Arecibo Observatory which have increased the effectiveness of its Human Resources Department, have supported the development of its employees, and have improved relationships within its campus community. Prior to joining the Arecibo Observatory, Maria-Judith served as a Strategic Staffing Specialist for Bristol-Myers Squibb. She has also served as a Senior Outplacement and Training Consultant for Hewitt Associates and an Employee Relations Business Partner for Merck, Sharp & Dohme.
Maria-Judith has two children, Gustavo, 16 and Esmeralda, 7. We look forward to welcoming Maria-Judith and her family to our community.