In Memoriam: Theodore Cross '46

Amherst College notes the passing of Theodore Cross '46, a life trustee of Amherst College and the grandfather of two current students. Cross, who passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, was the editor of The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education and a renowned photographer. A memorial service tentatively scheduled for April 9  in the Princeton University Chapel.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth M. Meakim

Amherst College notes the passing of Elizabeth M. Meakim on November 30, 2009. Meakim worked for Amherst from 1937 until her retirement in 1982. In 1937, Meakim worked as secretary in the Fraternity Business Office. In 1953, she worked in both the Alumni Office and the Treasurer's and Comptroller's office. In 1957, she became the Assistant Treasurer's Administrative Secretary and in 1977, the Comptroller's Administrative Secretary. She remained in that position until she retired in 1982.

In Memoriam: Perry Ball

Amherst College notes the passing of Perry Ball of Haines City, Fla., on Oct. 27, 2009. Ball was a custodian at Amherst from 1965 until his retirement in 1987. Before coming to the college, Ball had been a machine operator at Hampden Specialty  Products in Easthampton, Mass. and a sergeant in the Medical Corps. Mr. Ball's son, Bob, works for the college as lead caretaker of athletic facilities. We invite members of the community to log in and leaves notes and remembrances on this page. 

In Memoriam: Alfred E. Szarkowski

Amherst College notes the passing of Alfred E. Szarkowski on Oct. 21, 2009. Szarkowski came to Amherst College in 1953 as a custodian. In 1975, he became a custodian/museum technician and in 1987 was promoted to Mead arts preparator. He retired in 1994. We invite members of the community to log in and leave notes and remembrances of Szarkowski at the bottom of this page.

Professor Kennick, Remembered

The Path-Breaker

The Teacher


As a visiting instructor at Amherst, Wallace, pictured in Illinois in 1996, was “a soft-spoken, sweet-natured man who wrapped his head in a signature bandana and carried a sharp red pencil to ward off grammatical and stylistic offenses.”

Talking with Dave

Like a Set of Old Clothes

The Start of Everything that Followed