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Five Named to Board of Trustees

Posted on Aug 11, 1998

were recently named to the College's Board of Trustees.

Dan Ciampa of Weston, Mass., term trustee, an
advisor to corporations and organizations on leadership and sustaining successful
operational performance;

Dr. Nancy Eppler-Wolff '75 of New York City, term
trustee, a psychologist in private practice.

Andrew Markowski '00 of Feeding Hills, Mass., junior
student trustee, a political science major and class president;

Anton Warde '64, faculty trustee, Union professor of
modern languages; and

Dr. Mark Webster '88 of Andover, Mass., alumnus
trustee, a dentist practicing in North Reading, Mass.

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Some Old Friends Among the New

Posted on Aug 11, 1998

If the newest members of the Admissions staff look familiar, they should. Both are
recent graduates of Union, bringing to six the number of admissions staffers who are
alumni of the College.

“More Union alumni work in Admissions than in any one place, with the possible
exception of Anderson Consulting,” quipped Dan Lundquist, vice president for

Kelly Herrington, a Pittsford, Vt., native, arrives fresh from a charity cross-country
bike ride to benefit the American Lung Association. A 1996 Union grad, he majored in
psychology and minored in Africana Studies.

He will travel in northern New Jersey, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, New York's
Southern Tier, western Pennsylvania and Minneapolis.

Kristen Morse of Keene, N.H., is a 1994 graduate of Union who has “come home”
to the College where she majored in psychology and minored in Japanese. Since graduating,
she has studied German in Germany, planned trips abroad for large groups, even worked at a
dude ranch in Montana.

She will travel extensively in Texas, Long Island, western Massachusetts, New Hampshire
and Vermont.

Both Herrington and Morse worked as paraprofessional interns in Union's admissions
office during their senior year.

Other new members of the College community include:

Tracy Barclay, head coach, field hockey; Rodney Bossert, director of human resources;
Viki Brooks-McDonald, Protestant chaplain; Shelley Ducatt, director of student activities;
Mathew Felthousen, computer support specialist; Fred Quistgard, head coach, women's
ice hockey; Gretchel Hathaway Tyson, director of affirmative action and community
outreach; Kesheng Yu, curricular design specialist.

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College Mourns Loss of Two Emeriti

Posted on Aug 11, 1998

The College mourns the loss William T. Winne, professor emeritus of biology, who died
Sunday at the age of 85. He taught biology, with a specialization in botany, at the
College from 1946 to 1980. He received his bachelor's degree from Union, his
master's and Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Robert W. Schaefer, who taught chemistry from 1952 to 1993, died June 30 at the age of
70. A lifelong Schenectady resident, he received his bachelor's degree from Siena
College, and his master's degree from Union. He did postgraduate work at Rensselaer.
Survivors include his wife, Joan. Contributions may be made to Ingersoll Memorial Home,

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Faculty Welcomes New Colleagues

Posted on Aug 11, 1998

This fall, the College welcomes 18 new faculty members. Some of them are:

Thomas Ashman, assistant professor of finance (GMI), earned his Ph.D. in finance
from the University at Buffalo, his M.B.A. from Loyola College of Maryland, and his
bachelor's degree from Williams College. His interests include corporate finance,
financial institutions, regulation, investments and health care finance.

Ryan Balot, visiting assistant professor of classics, earned both his
master's and Ph.D. in classics from Princeton, and bachelor's degrees from
Oxford University and the University of North Carolina. His interests include Greek and
Roman history and historiography, Greek political philosophy and ancient Greek novel.

Charles Batson, visiting assistant professor of French, earned a Ph.D. from the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Chapaign, a master's from the University of
Virginia, and a bachelor's degree from Furman University. His interests include
interrelationships among literary, musical and dance texts, 20th-century French
literature, and interdisciplinarity.

(Continued in next issue.)

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Meet the Class of 2002

Posted on Aug 11, 1998

Admissions has exceeded its goals for new
students and transfers with 545 freshmen and 39 transfers.

“The staff is very pleased with the new group, in
terms of both quality and quantity,” said Dan Lundquist, vice president for
admissions. The Class of 2002 was selected from the largest applicant pool in the
College's history — 3,600 — with an admit rate of 48 percent and a yield of
31 percent.

“We are seeing slow-but-sure increases in racial and
geographical diversity indicators, with the male-female balance remaining steady, as are
preliminary indications of academic discipline. Academic indicators are comparable with
last year's.”

For 2002, 48 percent are women, 16 percent are minority
students, and 46 percent are from within New York State. One in five have a legacy

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