In Memoriam


William J. Knowles ’40, St. Louis, Mich., April 3, 2016. He passed away five days short of his 100th birthday. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and received the Purple Heart.

Edward “Ted” Dunn G’47, Springfield, Mass., April 22, 2016. While earning a master’s degree in physical education at Springfield College, Dunn served as assistant coach for Head Coach Ossie Solem. Dunn’s tenure with the football program lasted 30 years, including 18 as head coach (1958-75). During that time, Dunn coached the only undefeated football team in the College’s history with a 9-0 record, and earned him New England Coach of the Year status. As head coach, Dunn’s teams were named New England College Division Champions from 1965-68. His career as physical education instructor at the College spanned 50 years. Honors and accolades for Dunn were numerous at Springfield College, including serving as Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics, receiving an honorary Doctor of Humanics in 1988, receiving the Tarbell Medallion in 1993 for his outstanding service to the College, and entering the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992. In 1950, Dunn founded the Newman Club (now known as the Newman Community) on the campus, which provides opportunities for members of the Springfield College community to participate in community service and spiritual growth through a variety of activities and programs. Dunn and his wife, Ann, were dedicated volunteers and fundraisers, including for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in western Massachusetts. Dunn has been described as dedicated to his family, the church, the College, and its football program.

William J. “Mickey” Corcoran ’48, Dumont, N.J., Nov. 29, 2015. After serving in the Navy as an athletic instructor, Corcoran went on to a career as a teacher, coach, and athletic director in high schools in New York and New Jersey. But he was probably most known for serving as a long-time mentor to Bill Parcells, NFL Hall of Fame coach who coached four teams and led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl championships. The two first connected when Corcoran coached Parcells in basketball at River Dell High School in New Jersey. That led to a relationship in which Corcoran was a confidant to Parcells for some of the most important job-related decisions of his career in the NFL. In high school, Corcoran was a two-sport athlete who played football and basketball under legendary Green Bay Packers football coach Vince Lombardi at St. Cecelia High School in Englewood, N.J. Due to Corcoran’s diminutive size, Lombardi dubbed him “Mickey Mouse,” which was later shortened to the nickname Mickey. Corcoran earned an education degree at Springfield College.

Thomas J. Edwards ’48, Gambier, Ohio, Dec. 13, 2015. Edwards served as dean of students for 33 years at Kenyon College. There he also served as head swimming coach for 10 years, leading his team to 10 conference championships.

Louis T. Howard ’48, Amityville, N.Y., Jan. 25, 2016. Before graduating from Springfield College with a physical education degree, Howard served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He earned success early on the football field as head coach at Amityville High School where he led his team to nine consecutive league championships in 14 years, and did not have a losing season. His signature game-day attire was a white hat and black sweater. His knowledge of the game of football translated into opportunities to author several books on the sport, including his use of the “shotgun” formation at Amityville High well before it became popular in the NFL as an offensive strategy. A number of NFL teams sought his advice, which he delivered through motivational speeches. He is a member of the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame. Later in his career, Howard earned a PhD in aerospace technology from Western Colorado University. After instituting and developing the aerospace program at the State University of New York, Farmingdale, he served as the department’s first chair. He wrote one of the first texts on how pilots should use the instrument landing system. President Richard Nixon appointed Howard to serve on a federal advisory committee responsible for designing the first space shuttle for NASA. Howard entered politics later in his career serving as mayor of Amityville for several terms and as a New York state assemblyman representing the 9th District. Among his other accomplishments, Howard owned the Amityville Record and Suffolk Sun newspapers, was a licensed real estate broker, and was founding member of the Long Island Woodturner’s Association.

Donald L. Schading ’48, Rochester, N.Y., Oct. 24, 2015. He was an underwater demolition specialist for the U.S. Navy during World War II. For 30 years he worked at Eastman Kodak Co. in marketing.

Robert E. Lambert, G’49, South Deerfield, Mass., Feb. 14, 2016. He served in the 405th Fighter Squadron in the European Theatre during World War II. For 50 years, he joined his brother, John, in Lambert Brothers Plumbing. The two also raised Christmas trees at their farm in Williamsburg, Mass.

Thomas J. Romanello ’49, Hoffman, Ill., Jan. 6, 2016. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He worked for more than 40 years as executive director of the USO of Illinois.

J. Albert Tatem Jr. ’49, DPE’73, Norfolk, Va., Dec. 24, 2014. Before entering a long career as a high school teacher and coach of multiple sports, including football, wrestling, and tennis. Tatem served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Tatem later worked as a tennis professional at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. He served as Old Dominion College’s first tennis coach and wrote a textbook titled, Tennis Everyone.


William B. Friberg ’50, G’51, Farmington, Maine, Jan 4, 2016. During World War II, Friberg was stationed in Northern Italy where he served as a staff sergeant in the 10th Mountain division and later received two Bronze Stars. He worked as a physical education teacher for many years in Marshfield, Mass.

Roy H. Schlessman ’50, Mesa, Ariz., Feb. 14, 2016. He served in the U.S. Army before entering a career working for the YMCA in various roles in New Jersey, New Mexico, Arizona, and Pennsylvania. His last position before retirement after 40 years was as senior vice president of financial development of the Valley of the Sun YMCA. Later he worked part time as a consultant for non-profit organizations.

Escott Oliver Smith ’50, Waterford, Conn., Oct 8, 2015. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Smith spent many years in the education system in schools in Tolland, Waterford, and New London as a teacher, guidance counselor, and school psychologist.

Jack South ’50, Arcata, Calif., Oct. 28, 2014. He was married to Dorothy South for 63 years.

Edwin F. Wertman ’50, Macungie, Pa., Jan. 8, 2016. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. The majority of his career was dedicated to education as a teacher in several communities and as an administrator in several school districts, all in Pennsylvania.

Robert “Scotty” Whitelaw ’50, G’50, Sarasota, Fla., April 2, 2016. Before Whitelaw made his mark in athletic administration serving 18 years as commissioner of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), he was a standout athlete in three sports at Springfield College, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical education.

He joined the ECAC in 1960 as an assistant commissioner and later earned his way up to the commissioner post. During his tenure heading the ECAC from 1971-1989, the organization added 50 colleges and universities. At the time of his retirement in 1989, the ECAC sponsored more than 90 men’s and women’s championships in 19 sports. Women’s collegiate athletics took a front seat under his guidance, when in 1983, the ECAC became one of the first conferences in the nation to provide championships in women’s athletics. According to the ECAC website, Whitelaw was a “tireless crusader for better rules, better officiating, better coaching and better championships, all with an eye on providing the best possible experience for the student athletes.” In 2015, he was inducted into the ECAC Hall of Fame.

Keeping the future of athletic administrators in his sights, Whitelaw established the Asa Bushnell Internship Program to help launch young administrator’s careers.

Before attending Springfield College, Whitelaw served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. At the College he excelled in three sports, including as safety on the football team, centerfielder for baseball, and he earned accolades as the New England 600-yard track champion. He was inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1986.

After serving as a teaching fellow at Springfield College, he started his coaching career at Phillips Andover Academy. His career also included time as varsity basketball and baseball coach and assistant athletic director at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Whitelaw was executive director of the National Invitational basketball tournament and a founder of the eastern Massachusetts chapter of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. Whitelaw’s name is attached to a number of awards and tournaments, including the ECAC Sportsmanship Award, which was established in his name, and the Scotty Whitelaw Cup goes to the ECAC Division I hockey tournament champion. The conference’s Division III football playoffs include the Scotty Whitelaw Bowl.
When he retired, Whitelaw was honored by the National Association of College Directors of Athletics with the prestigious James J. Corbett Award for his outstanding contributions to college athletics.

Walter L. Wilson ’50, Old Bridge, N.J., Dec. 10, 2015. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Wilson worked for more than 20 years at New Brunswick (N.J.) High School as a social studies teacher and department chair. He also coached football, track and field, and cross-country at the school.

Robert “Coach Dag” M. D’Agostino ’51, G’52, East Longmeadow, Mass., April 25, 2016. D’Agostino served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. At Springfield College, D’Agostino was a standout football player, earning the nickname “Rapid Fire” for his talent on the football field under Head Coach Ossie Solem. He was described as “147 pounds of dynamite” as running back and set records in football that remain today. During a game against the University of Maine, D’Agostino scored five touchdowns in the first half without even dirtying his uniform. His athletic prowess also extended to the baseball field where he played shortstop for the College. One of his athletic highlights was stealing home to help the College defeat Texas A&M in the College World Series. D’Agostino was inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1984. He earned bachelor and Master of Science degrees at the College. The majority of his career was spent as physical education teacher, coach, and athletic director at Longmeadow (Mass.) High School from 1955-89. During that time, he was a mentor and role model for countless students and athletes. The school named the gymnasium in his honor. For many years, he worked as a basketball official in western Massachusetts.

John Gallione ’51, Belfast, Maine, Jan. 24, 2016. His career included 33 years in public education in Bergen County, N.J. For 50 years he served as a state track official, including starting his final meet in 2007 just before his 80th birthday. He felt honored to have been asked to start the International Special Olympics with whom he volunteered for over 20 years at Notre Dame and the Humphrey Dome in Minnesota.

Kenneth B. Berry ’52, Springfield, Mass., Oct. 16, 2015. He served in the U.S. Army and later taught history and social studies for 41 years. He enjoyed performing in musicals and was a member of an acapella group called the Melody Boys.

Richard H. Brown ’52, Vestal, N.Y., Feb. 1, 2016. He served in the U.S. Army in Northern Italy with the Allied Occupation Forces. For 31 years he worked as a physical education teacher, coach, and athletic director in the Owego Apalachin Central School District. He coached varsity wrestling, football, baseball, and cross country at Owego Free Academy (OFA), and was the first OFA coach elected to the Section 4 Hall of Fame. In 2015, he was selected to the Upstate New York Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Frank M. “Scotty” Washburn, G’52, Salem, Ore., Feb. 4, 2016. He served in the Army Airforce in the Pacific Theater in World War II. He dedicated his career to working for the YMCA in a variety of capacities, including as executive director of the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in North Carolina for 17 years. He also served as national president of the American Camping Association for two years and he was also a founding member of the International Association of Conference Center Administrators.

Richard B. Blythe ’53, Killingworth, Conn., Oct. 31, 2015. Blythe was a long-time administrator, educator, and coach at schools in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Valley Regional High School in Deep River, Conn., named its outdoor athletic facilities the Richard B. Blythe Athletic Complex as a way to recognize his dedication to education. He enjoyed instilling in students his favorite motto: “pride.”

John F. Streit Jr., NG’53, Fayetteville, N.C., Dec. 22, 2015. Streit had a long career in the military, including serving three tours in the Vietnam War as a C130 pilot of the Tactical Air Command. He received numerous medals and awards for his military service, including the National Defense Service Medal before retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

Renee Benard M. Sexton, G’54, Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 22, 2016. She worked as a teacher at Phoenix Union High School before becoming a full-time mother in 1963. Her interests included traveling, playing bridge, and solving crossword puzzles.

Earl F. Tonet, G’54, Florence, Mass., Oct. 28, 2015. Tonet served in the U.S. Marines during World War II. He later remained with the Marine Reserves until he retired as a captain in 1964. He was named Veteran of the Year in 2002 at the Northampton Veterans Day Remembrance. Much of his career was spent as teacher, vice principal, principal, and coach of multiple sports at high schools in western Massachusetts. He received many honors and awards for his commitment to education and athletics, including having a gymnasium named in his honor at Anne T. Dunphy School and the varsity baseball field at the Hampshire Regional High School.

Wallace Sunderland Sr. ’54, Swansea, Mass., Feb. 13, 2016. He was a teacher at Westport High School. Sunderland also worked as a sight-seeing boat captain in Bonita Springs, Fla. He enjoyed building and sailing boats.

Sydney Hall ’55, G’56, Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 2016. A veteran of the Army, Hall received the Outstanding Solider of the Year honor. For more than 50 years, he was a teacher and coach at Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia.

Eleanor Capen Peaslee Hodgdon ’55, Scarborough, Maine, Jan. 23, 2016. At Waynflete School in Portland, Maine, she was the state’s junior team slalom champion. She worked for many years as a physical education teacher in Maine and Massachusetts. She also worked for the American Red Cross and was honored with its Excellence Award in 1992.

Travis H. Brown III ’56, March 16, 2016, Daytona Beach, Fla. He was a teacher at Milburn (N.J.) Junior High School and was the school’s wrestling coach for 26 years. Brown enjoyed challenging his knowledge by watching the game show Jeopardy!

Doris Fasanella Cowan ’56, Lawrence Township, N.J., Oct. 26, 2015. Cowan taught physical education and health education for more than 35 years with the Lawrence Township public schools. She also served as coach for the school’s boys’ and girls’ tennis and field hockey teams. She was inducted into the Lawrence Township Hall of Fame.

Elizabeth A. Morrill Noble ’56, Franklin, Mass., Dec. 28, 2015. She worked as an elementary school teacher for a number of schools in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She was known as a competitive bridge player at the Franklin Senior Center.

Donald B. Smith ’56, G’70, New Bern, N.C., Feb. 8, 2016. Smith served for two years in the U.S. Army. Most of his career was spent teaching and coaching for high schools in New York. As a coach, he had much success in football and track and field. At Dryden (N.Y.) High School, his career football coaching record was 102-26-7.

Ray W. Babbitt ’57, Sebring, Fla., April 26, 2016. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. Babbitt taught physical education and science at schools in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Frank E. Blomberg ’57, Belchertown, Mass., Oct. 29, 2015. He was a teacher for more than 20 years in public schools before owning and operating the Bradford Motel in Vermont.

Garry D. Duell, NG’57, Anderson, S.C., Jan. 14, 2016. Duell’s career focused on various jobs in dog racing, from lead-out boy to director of racing. He started several dog tracks throughout the country, including in Florida. When he retired in 2009, he was secretary of racing in Hollywood, Fla.

Gerald M. Keavany, G’57, West Springfield, Mass., Jan. 21, 2016. Keavany was a U.S. Navy veteran. He worked for 40 years as a pharmaceutical representative, mostly for Bristol Labs and Glaxo. He served on the West Springfield Board of Assessors for 10 years. The West Springfield Democratic Town Committee awarded him the “Democrat of the Century.”

Richard L. Thornton ’57, Laconia, N.H., Nov. 1, 2015. As professor for more than 50 years at colleges and universities in New England, Thornton’s passion was to educate by example through both his successes and failures. In his free time he would teach waterskiing at Lake Winnipesaukee and ski in the winters ski resorts in New Hampshire.

Harold F. Lawson, G’58, Naples, Fla., Jan. 9, 2016. Lawson served in the military for 34 years, including during the Korean War and later the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring as a colonel. He received numerous awards, such as the Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal. He spent 33 years in the New Britain, Conn., school system teaching and serving as track and field and cross-country coach. Lawson was inducted into the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Donald Montle ’58, Little Compton, R.I., Nov. 29, 2015. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Montle worked initially as a physical education teacher in the for the Fall River (Mass.) Public School Department, and later became director of the city’s health and physical education department.

Juliette M. (Charest) Rogers, G’58, Holyoke, Mass., Jan. 15, 2016. Rogers began her working career as a copywriter for Steiger’s Department Store and later became a teacher in the Holyoke public schools.

Gerald J. Bouthilette ’59, Fort Myers, Fla., Feb. 5, 2016. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He began his career as a teacher in the Northampton public school system, and later moved up to assistant principal and principal. Known for his leadership style and dedication to students, Bouthilette was honored by having the gymnasium at the Bridge Street School named after him.


Maureen Ryan, G’60, Springfield, Mass., Dec. 23, 2015. Ryan taught at several schools in Springfield, Mass., including Ursuline Academy and Forest Park Middle School. She enjoyed quilting, playing bridge, and traveling with her husband, James Ryan.

Walfrid “Wally” G. Bjorn ’61, Fort Pierce, Fla., Jan. 10, 2016. He was a long-time physical education teacher and guidance counselor and also coached several varsity and junior varsity sports. Bjorn was proud of his time serving in the Peace Corps.

Stanley L. Kaminski, G’62, Kennebunk, Maine, March 16, 2016. He spent 36 years as a teacher and coach of basketball and softball in the Ramapo/Indian Hills (N.J.) School District.

Robert B. Haldeman ’63, Baltimore, Md., Feb. 10, 2016. Haldeman was president of Coventry Resources, LLC. He was a civic and business leader in Baltimore and elsewhere in the country.

Raymond S. Hadley Jr., ’65, Ester, Alaska, Dec. 24, 2015. He worked as assistant director of the Institute of Marine Science. Hadley enjoyed the Japanese culture, including the spoken and written language and writing haiku poetry.

Gennaro A. Ciavarelli, G’66, Perkasie, Penn., Oct. 18, 2015. He worked as a clinical psychologist and later used his passion for food and cooking to become an entrepreneur in the food business.

William O. Joerres ’66, Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 26, 2015. Joerres was a teacher in Vermont and New York City. He was an actor and director who also produced plays through his company called Shoestring Theatre.

Daniel Francis LaRose, G’68, Shelburne, Mass., Nov. 20, 2015. He was a professor of psychology and environmental psychology at Greenfield Community College for 39 years. After retirement, LaRose owned and operated Hilltop Transportation in Shelburne Falls.

Ronald R. Rocco ’66, Petaluma, Calif., Oct. 20, 2015. He worked as a teacher for more than 30 years in California. Rocco enjoyed photography and would take images of residents of Petaluma and develop them in his home-built darkroom.


Mark M. Lipman, G’72, Southampton, Mass., Oct. 30, 2015. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as an artillery officer. Initially, Lipman worked for Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance before owning and operating Lipman Financial Services. In his free time he enjoyed traveling, horse racing, boxing, music, art, theater, and opera.

Lillian (Sugarman) Levine, G’74, Enfield, Conn., Jan. 17, 2016. Levine taught fifth grade at the Chapin Street School in Ludlow, Mass., for 22 years.

James F. Lord, G’74, Brewster, Mass., Jan. 3, 2016. Prior to getting married, he served as a priest for 25 years in five parishes in the Hartford (Conn.) Archdiocese. Later Lord worked as a teacher at a medium security prison in Enfield, Conn., and was chaplain at Mercy Hospital for several years.


Daniel J. Morgan ’80, Delmar, N.Y., Jan. 27, 2016. Morgan took pride in his family and Irish heritage, including appreciating Irish folk music. He taught himself to play the banjo, guitar, and fiddle.

William T. Buresh ’82, Salem, N.H., Oct. 9, 2015. He worked as a user interface engineer at Draeger Medical Systems in Andover, Mass. Buresh enjoyed coaching and mentoring students to who he taught karate.

Kevin D. Walsh ’82, Dudley, Mass., Jan. 30, 2016. Walsh enjoyed spending time on Cape Cod and the golf course, and will be remembered as a competitive athlete, grill master, and devoted New England sports fan.

Dawn Eberle LaMorte ’83, Mount Vernon, N.Y., June 27, 2015. For 22 years she worked as a school psychologist with the New York City Board of Education. She was fond of nature and animals. In her spare time she helped build homes for Habitat for Humanity, particularly on Native American reservations where she earned the nickname “Warrior.”


William R. Martin ’90, Wakefield, Mass., Oct. 26, 2015. He followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the police force. Martin was a long-time police officer, including 28 years for the Melrose (Mass.) Police Department. He especially enjoyed his role as DARE officer through which he was able to help many children in the community.

Robert J. Metcalfe Jr. ’90, Colchester, Conn., Feb. 14, 2016. He worked for 20 years as a licensed practical nurse for the state of Connecticut.

Judy E. Allen, G’91, CAS’91, South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 23, 2015. Allen had a varied career, including working in publishing, public libraries, career counselor, and certified bereavement counselor. Allen was a skilled knitter, weaver, and quilter, and she enjoyed collecting textiles from around the world and connecting with global weavers, including in Peru.

Janice A. (Murphy) Paquette ’92, G’93, Manchester, N.H., Oct. 18, 2015. She was employed for many years as a mental health counselor for Bedford Counseling Associates. Paquette enjoyed cheering on the New England Patriots.

Carol Ann Levesque, G’93, New Ipswich, N.H., Oct. 2, 2015, For most of her career, she worked as a substance abuse counselor and clinical social worker. Levesque had a passion for Irish Setters, which led to not only her dogs winning awards at dog shows, but her involvement in various positions within the Irish Setter Club of New England and as director of the Souhegan Kennel Club.

Katherine Lynn (Werner) Joyal ’97, G’98, Somers, Conn., March 11, 2016. Joyal worked as a physical therapist at a number of health care and rehabilitation facilities in western Massachusetts and Connecticut. In her free time she enjoyed baking “Katie Cakes,” hanging on the beach, and spending time with her family and friends. She lived life with an optimistic attitude, and instilled her loving and confident nature in her four children.

Thomas Uzar, G’98, Southampton, Mass., Nov. 4, 2015. He worked as a substance abuse counselor and therapist in New Jersey and Maine. His interests included photography, cooking, design, and New England architecture.


Geraldine A. Calcasola-Burke ’02, Springfield, Mass., Jan. 20, 2016. She worked as a counselor with the Springfield School Department and as a psychotherapist with the Massachusetts Trial Court.


James M. Skelton ’10, Conway, N.H., Dec. 2, 2015. His love for traveling and the outdoors included working at a YMCA camp in Spain, teaching snowboarding in Montana and Argentina, and volunteering for a YMCA in Chile. His mother, Jody Hutchinson Skelton, is a member of the Class of 1982.

Timothy Joseph FitzGerald ’13, East Longmeadow, Mass., May 31, 2016. FitzGerald attended Wellesley (Mass.) High School, graduated from East Longmeadow High School, and was a volunteer CYO basketball coach and religious education teacher during his high school years. While earning his Bachelor of Science degree in sport management at Springfield College, he was the director of basketball operations. He was currently working in finance at State Street Corporation. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him for his quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. He is survived by his sister, Meredith FitzGerald of Boston; his brother, John FitzGerald ’16 of East Longmeadow; his aunt and uncle Barbara ’75 and Buzzy Ernst ’74, his cousins Tracy (Ernst) Haynes ’09 and her husband Steve, and Kerry Ernst ’07 all of East Longmeadow; his grandmother, Evelyn Auchter of Wilbraham; and his aunt, Cheryl Raymond-Terbush ’82.

Julisa Diaz ’16, Springfield, Mass., May 12, 2016.  Diaz, of Chicopee, Mass., was a graduate of Chicopee Comprehensive High School who celebrated her 22nd birthday by skydiving. While attending Springfield College, she worked at Paulo’s Salon, Samuel’s Tavern, and participated in an internship at Baystate Medical Center. She would have graduated May 15 with a degree in rehabilitation and disability studies and a minor in psychology.

Thomas Fitzpatrick, G’16, Enfield, Conn., May 7, 2016. Fitzpatrick was a graduate student in the industrial/organizational psychology program who had completed his degree requirements. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and recently enjoyed reading, hiking, camping, and working out.

Anne B. Nguyen ’17, Boston, Dec. 5, 2015. Nguyen graduated from Enfield High School, where she was captain of the softball team. Recently of East Longmeadow, “Annie” enjoyed many hobbies, including skydiving. She was a student in her last year in the College’s physician assistant program.


Bruce Milos, Greenfield, Mass., April 28, 2016. Milos worked for 26 years at Springfield College as a custodian for Facilities and Campus Services. He enjoyed many friends and colleagues from the campus community.