In Memoriam: Miriam McEwan

Amherst College notes the passing of retired employee Miriam McEwan on June 18, 2015. McEwan came to the College in 1969 as a librarian in the Department of Music. In 1976, she moved to Frost Library and became a cataloging assistant. She retired in 1992.

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In Memoriam: Peter M. Batura Jr.

Amherst College notes the passing of Peter M. Batura Jr. on March 8, 2015. Batura worked at the College as a custodian starting in 2000, and also served on the Employee Council.

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In Memoriam: John B. Halsted

Amherst College notes the passing of John B. Halsted, the Henry Winkley Professor of History, Emeritus, on Feb. 25, 2015. Halsted joined the faculty of the Department of History in 1952 and retired in 1997.

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In Memoriam: Irene A. Walas

Amherst College notes the passing of Irene A. Walas on Jan. 23, 2015. Walas worked for the College in the Office of Administrative Services and Mailing Center from 1968 through her retirement in 1999, and then as a casual employee for many years thereafter. Her daughter-in-law, Jayne Walas, works in the College’s Advancement Operations.

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In Memoriam: Mary Barkowski

Amherst College notes the passing of Mary Barkowski on Jan. 8, 2015. Barkowski served as the College’s nurse and supervisor of the clinic from 1935 until her retirement in 1975.

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In Memoriam: Rose R. Olver

In Memoriam: Dorothy Ives

Amherst College notes the passing of Dorothy Ives on Aug. 19, 2014. Ives came to the college in 1940, as an order assistant in the library. She left that position in 1943, returning as a secretary to the astronomy department in 1955. She transferred to the economics department in 1966 and remained there until her retirement in 1987.

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In Memoriam: Leeta Bailey

Amherst College notes the passing of Leeta Bailey on July 29, 2014. She worked at the Frost Library from 1978 to 1985 and from 1987 until her retirement in 1998. Her husband, Duane W. Bailey, professor of mathematics and astronomy at the college, passed away in 1998.

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In Memoriam: Barbara Tiffany

Amherst College notes the passing of Barbara Tiffany on July 4, 2014. She came to the college's biology department as a research assistant in 1956 and worked in that position until her retirement in 2006 and for five more years as a casual employee. She is believed to have been the longest-serving employee in Amherst College history.

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Barbara Tiffany surrounded by trophies

Barbara Tiffany with some of the 118 trophies that she won in her decades as an amateur bowler

In Memoriam: Robert Grose

Amherst College notes the passing of Robert Freeman "Bob" Grose, professor emeritus of psychology, on May 11, 2014. He joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology in 1950 and went on to serve, at various times, as the college's recorder, registrar, director of institutional research and Affirmative Action officer before his retirement in 1992.

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