In Memoriam: Lydia Beatrice Nampeera '15

The Amherst College community mourns the loss of Lydia Beatrice Nampeera '15, of  Poughkeepsie, N.Y., who passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at her home. 

An obituary with more information can be found here.

A memorial service was held Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Christ Episcopal Church in Poughkeepsie. A college memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

In Memoriam: George L. Shinn '45

Amherst College notes the passing of Life Trustee and Chair Emeritus George L. Shinn '45, P'85, G'07 on Dec. 16, 2013, in Scarborough, Maine. He was 90 years old.

An obituary ran on Dec. 17 in The New York Times.

Shinn became a member of the college's Board of Trustees in 1968 and was its chair from 1973 to 1980—the years during which Amherst began admitting female students.

In Memoriam: Bekki Lee

Amherst College notes the passing of Bekki Lee on Oct. 12, 2013. Lee served the Amherst community for 23 years in various roles in the Dean of Students' Office and the Career Center. Lee's husband, David Hansen, was Amherst's Deutch Professor of Chemistry. In 2009, Lee and her family moved to California, where she became dean of students and vice president of student affairs at Scripps College.

In Memoriam: Angeline E. Schwartz

Amherst College notes the passing of Angeline E. Schwartz on Aug. 2, 2013. Schwartz was secretary to the Department of History from 1970 until her retirement in 1983.

An obituary with more information is available here.

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In Memoriam: Lillian Silver

Amherst College notes the passing of Lillian Silver on July 27, 2013. Silver came to the college in 1980 and worked as a secretary and as an assistant to the chair of the Department of Fine Arts until her retirement in 1995.

An obituary with more information is available here.

Funny, Bleak and with No Easy Answers

By Amelie Hastie

A novelist, short-story author, screenwriter and director, Henry Bromell ’70 entered into television in the early 1990s with the critically acclaimed Northern Exposure, going on to work as executive producer and/or writer on some of the most innovative television series of the past two decades, including I’ll Fly Away and Homicide: Life on the Street in the 1990s and, in just the past three years, Rubicon and Homeland.

In Memoriam: James A. Towson

Amherst College notes the passing of James A. Towson on May 14, 2013. Towson worked as a general mechanic and refrigerator mechanic at the college from 1968 until his retirement in 1983.

An obituary with more information is available here.

In Memoriam: Ivone Barriga

It is with sadness that we note the sudden passing of Merle Ivone Barriga Ramirez, Five College Fellow in our Theater and Dance Department, on April 11, 2013. She had been at Amherst College since July 2012.

In Memoriam: Carl Schmalz Jr.

Amherst College notes the passing of Carl Schmalz Jr., professor of fine arts, emeritus, on Feb. 22, 2013. Schmalz taught at Amherst from 1962 until his retirement in 1994.

An obituary with more information is available here.

In Memoriam: Nancy R. Board

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.

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