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We the People ... 

is the theme you will see recurring throughout Index 
76. This is a book about people. And their problems. And 
joys. Successes and failures. Their stories reflect their per- 
sonal feelings and attitudes about UMass, about them- 
selves. They are but a fraction of the innumerable stories 
left yet to tell. The individuals in this book are just a 
handful of the many unique personalities that make up 
this complex and diverse university community. 

Regrettably, everyone's story cannot be printed here, 
but' if you look carefully . . . maybe you can find some of 
your own experiences and feelings, maybe you can find 
part of yourself on these pages. 


These pages present a full-color overview of this campus and its 
people. Also included are the in-depth personal view-points of 
six 1976 gra'duates. The experiences of these individuals are 
representative of the unique lifestyles to be found in the Universi- 
ty. Their interesting observations and conclusions about UMass 
and themselves reflect their past four years here. Check it out in 


Food is thought 

When William McDonald 
came to UMass as a freshman, 
he would sit in the lobby of Greenough, 
play volleyball, eat, and vegetate. Thus, 
the spirit of Bill McDonald disap- 
peared, and Joe College was born. 

A senior from Stoughton, College is 
seriously involved in vegetating and eat- 
ing, devoting much time and energy to 

"Vegetating," he said, "is an ad- 
vanced art form. I don't need drugs or 
alcohol. I can put my stereo on, sit 
down, look at a wall, and be in a com- 
plete stupor for hours." 

For a change. College sometimes just 
lays on his bed and stares at the center 
of the huge orange, brown and white 
parachute which envelops his room. The 
'chute, which, according to College, "is 
female in nature" is also "terrible for 
acoustics, but great for corners," he 

College has resided in Greenough for 
four years, has had "six, seven, or eight" 
roommates, and enjoys the view from 
his fourth floor single except for "the 
grotesque north wing of Baker, which is 

always in my way." 

On eating. College said simply, "I 
love it. Eating is gastro-intestinally or- 
gasmic. The more I eat, the hungrier I 

He said it all started in his freshman 
year, when he gained thirty pounds in 
two months. 

"I would have unlimited seconds six 
times a day, then I tapered off to eating 
three times my weight daily. I've never 
turned down food. I figure I eat enough 
to feed 400 people." 

He added, "I look at it like this ... if 
you can actually say you're full, there is 
still room for more food, and by speak- 
ing you create even more room." 

Concerning academics and school in 
general. College said he "mourns the 
loss of tolerance. People as students are 
less tolerant of others opinions. I think 
the Change came in '74. People who do 
oddball things are now considered sick 
or a waste. If you're not a conformist, 
you're in trouble." 

He added, "People just decided to be 
achievers. Being a vegetable is frowned 
upon. All people who were non- 

achievers in college a few years ago fit 
into society now, except for a few who 
still live in Shutesbury. 

"I hate academics. I just met my ad- 
visor last week and I don't know any 
faculty," he said. 

"I do think everyone should come to 
college for the living experience, 
though. My friends at home don't have 
any knowledge about anything except 
where they live. That's tunnel vision," 
he said. 

"When people see me vegetating, 
they want me to drag myself up out of 
the rut they think I'm in. I'm happy the 
way I am. If I want to change, I'll have 
no problem doing it," he said. 

A Forestry major. College likes to be 
outside a lot. He climbs mountains, 
hikes, and still plays volleyball. 

He feels "aardvarks hold the true se- 
cret to happiness," and says he is not an 
average person because he's flunked 
more courses than most people ever do. 

Most significant, however, is the fact 
that Joe College postponed his dinner 
for this interview, 

— P.J. Prokop 

"Vegetating is an advanced art form. 
I don't need drugs or alcohol." 

"Eating is gastro-intestinally orgasmic. 
The more I eat, the hungrier, I get." 

"People who do oddball things are 
now considered sick or a waste. " 

Daniel Smith 

A part of UMass 
instead of just a number 

"My commitment to collegiate 
sports has brought me closer to feeling 
like part of the university instead of just 
a number," said Kathy O'Neil a '76 
graduate from Northampton majoring 
in Physical Education. 

Kathy, who has participated in wom- 
en's lacrosse and field hockey for three 
and four years respectively, feels strong- 
ly about being involved in sports be- 
cause, as she puts it, "they helped me 
make my first adjustment here. UMass 
felt more like a small college than a big 

"I knew from the beginning I would 
major in Physical Education, and that 
helps a lot, you really get to know your 
professors and talk to them. I really felt 
at home," she said. 

She feels women's sports have 
changed a lot since she first came here. 
"The organization has improved and 
the competition level has increased. Be- 
fore, women's sports attracted some 
people who were just into playing be- 
cause they enjoyed the sports; it wasn't 
as intense." 

"Now there is more publicity about 
women's sports, more people are getting 
into them to really achieve something," 
she added. 

O'Neil thinks women's sports are 
headed in the same direction as the 
men's system, but without the same 
money problems — yet. 

"For women, there isn't a profession- 
al aspect to go into after college. As a 
senior, I feel it would be nice to have 
something like that to go on to," she 

Concerning current problems in the 
world of professional and collegiate 
sports such as strikes, and contract and 
money problems, she said, "they are 
really becoming commercialized, which 
makes it hard for the players. They're 
the ones who lose out in the end because 
I think they really want to play. I'd hate 
to see women's sports go in that direc- 

She said the prestige of women's 
sports at UMass has increased. "We've 
really improved our teams and other 
teams' impressions of us, especially at 
other schools." 

"More people are coming to the 
games and walking away with a differ- 
ent impression of us. Now they say 'that 
was good lacrosse or good field hockey.' 
It's not just confined to 'that was a good 
game — for girls. ' That's one of the best 
feelings, to have others realize we are 
highly skilled, serious players." 

"In leaving UMass, my point of view 
has really changed from just a student 
to a person who's looking at women's 

importance changing — not only in 
sports — but in everything. I feel more 
confident of what I want. I'm sorry to be 
leaving, but I'll be able to set objectives 
I couldn't have set before," she said. 

O'Neil has done some student teach- 
ing in Easthampton and hopes to do 
some coaching in the future, although 
she has already had some experience in 
that area. "Since I've been in the posi- 
tion of both player and coach, I think I 
know what's important to both, and as 
long as I can remember what it feels like 
to be on both ends, it'll really be a good 

— P. J. Prokop 

Daniel Smith 

Retrospect 7 


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The education of Susan Allen 

In June of 1972 an 18 year old black 
woman named Susan Allen came to 
UMass for the first time. Her expecta- 
tions for the next four years were sim- 
ple. She wanted to meet a few people, 
receive a degree in Psychology, and 
leave. Her concerns at that time were 
mainly with herself, family, and friends. 

Today I look back at that woman and 
realize how much she has changed. I'm 
still a Psych major, I even live in the 
same dorm — but now my life's expec- 
tations have changed. These past four 
years at UMass have made me realize 
that, as a Third World woman, my ob- 

jectives could not remain simple. Soci- 
ety has not allowed the life of a Third 
World woman to be an easy one. 

As a racism counselor, I have become 
aware of the need for white people to 
become educated in the history of Third 
World people so they will no longer 
treat us as second-class citizens. They 
must realize that we have cultures that 
are important and need to be preserved 
as much as any other. It is also impor- 
tant that they realize we have the right 
to expect and obtain equality and re- 

My experiences as a counselor for the 

Collegiate Committee for the Education 
of Black Students (CCEBS) have 
taught me about the special needs of 
some Third World students to obtain 
academic help to compensate for their 
poor education. There is also a need for 
Third World students to become edu- 
cated about our history. So many of us 
go from day to day thinking only of 
ourselves. We must realize that all of 
our achievements belong, not only to 
ourselves, but to those that enable us to 
reach our goals, and those students who 
will follow us. 

Co-ordinating the Third World 
Women's Center has made me realize 
the special need the Third World wom- 
an has to become aware of herself as a 
woman, and her position in the world. 
We will someday become wives, moth- 
ers, and workers. We need to under- 
stand ourselves so we will be able to 
educate our children, support our men, 
and do a good job at whatever work we 
are involved in. Many women complain 
about the lack of respect they receive 
from men. As members of the Third 
World community, we experience a 
double lack of respect and opportunity. 

In my study of psychology, I have 
become aware of the need for more 
Third World psychologists to help oth- 
ers to gain greater understanding of the 
difficulties encountered by Third World 

UMass has educated me on an aca- 
demic level and a societal level. It has 
given me the opportunity to meet a 
broad spectrum of people from many 
walks of life. 

Most of all, UMass has provided me 
with the opportunity to get to know my- 
self, Susan Allen. 

— Susan Allen 

10 Retrospect 


We regret to inform you..." 

When the letter arrived from the uni- 
versity I tore it open with a great lump 
developing in my throat. The return ad- 
dress stated 'Admissions Office.' 

"We regret to inform you your ap- 
plication has been rejected ..." 

Cooly and calmly I lost my mind. 
How could they possibly reject me? I 
had been assured admittance if my 
SAT's were 500 or better. I had made 
special arrangements while serving 
overseas with the U.S. Air Force to take 
the exams and have the results sent to 

I telephoned the Admissions Office 
and when I explained my situation the 
person on the phone said, "Under the 
circumstances we will consider you en- 
rolled for Fall 1972. Send us your copy 
of the SAT scores and a check for tu- 
ition and fees." 

I knew from that day forward, at- 
tending UMass was not going to be dull. 

But once accepted, enrolled, and in 
residence in Amherst, what was it I 
wanted to do? 

Because I hadn't been in school for 
four years I really hit the books as a 
freshman. Except for a disastrous math 
course the first semester my grades 
were satisfactory including a 4.0 second 
semester. I knew I was going to do well. 

But getting the grades was not 
enough. I was restless to get involved 
with something more challenging. With 
all the posters and notices around im- 
ploring me to get involved for one cause 
or another I knew I'd find something. 

Daniel Smith 

One day in Dickinson Hall outside 
my History 151 discussion group a sign 
on the wall caught my eye. It asked if I 
wanted to spend a year off-campus 
working in a poor neighborhood as a 
counselor, paralegal, or program coor- 
dinator? In addition to a monthly sti- 
pend I could earn a full 30 credits at the 
same time. 

Just what I needed. A chance to get 
some pre-professional experience doing 
something useful and earning credits si- 

But, as they say, getting there is half 
the fun, or in my case half the misery. In 
order to go into the University Year for 
Action (UYA) program I had to get a 
professor's recommendation, a sponsor 
for a 15 credit practicum and be ap- 
proved by the Action people in Wash- 
ington D.C. Anyone who has ever tried 
to get off campus knows what I'm talk- 
ing about. After endless door-knocking 
and all the perserverance I could muster 
eventually I found a sponsor and was on 
my way to the South Worcester Neigh- 
borhood Center in Worcester, Massa- 

At the Center I had the chance to 
work with community people and 
professionals who had a collective en- 
thusiasm that sparked in me an insatia- 
ble desire to excel and work hard. 
Sixty to seventy hour weeks 
were common for me and 
many others at the 
Center. It 

was a very special place for me and 
never before or since, with one excep- 
tion, have I devoted more time, energy, 
and caring to an avocation or a job. 
That exception being my work with the 
infamous Massachusetts Daily Colle- 

When I returned to UMass I decided 
to continue with a newfound interest in 
newspaper work which sprang from my 
work developing the South Worcester 
newsletter. So I volunteered my services 
to the Collegian. 

When elections rolled around, after 
only having contributed as a commenta- 
tor and issue editor I was nominated for 
and elected News Editor. I suppose it 
was more desire than a trough of exper- 
ience in news that paved the way for 
such a thing to happen. 

And then to top it all off, the UYA 
people asked me to work as their Project 
Manager about 40 hours a week. My 
junior year kept me hopping atUYAby 
day and the Collegian by night. 

The thing that really glued every- 
thing together was my entry into BDIC 
(Bachelors Degree with Individual Con- 
centration). This two year academic 
program allowed me to logically inte- 
grate the practical and theoretical ex- 
perience of field work and classroom 
learning. For example, part of my 
BDIC special problems course was a 
nine credit evaluation research of the 
UYA management scheme for interns. 
The interrelationship of the classroom 
and workday skills was more education- 
al than either could have been separate- 


UMass has been personally much 
larger than exams, syllabuses, and bor- 
ing professors. It wasn't dorm living, the 
dining commons and Hatch for me ei- 
ther. I got that in the Air Force. Instead 
it was a personal challenge to demand of 
others and myself the kind of desire, 
ambition, and performance that 
distinguish us from each 

— Richard Wright 

Retrospect 1 1 


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. . . smiled 50 year old Federico R. 
Gonzales, who just graduated with a 
degree in Sociology. 

Fred, as he is known to his friends, 
came to school in response to a dare 
from his daughter, Louella. 

"She had gone to school for two years 
but she didn't want to finish," he said. 
"I bought her a car, and even opened a 
charge account for her, but that didn't 
work. Nothing I could say would con- 
vince her. 

"Then we had a serious talk. She 
made me realize I was trying to prevent 
precisely what I was guilty of myself — 
laziness about going to school. She said 
if I wanted her to finish school, I would 
have to go, too, to prove I believed in 
going to school," he said. 

Gonzales, originally from New Mexi- 
co, retired from the Air Force in 1969. 
"I had always been education oriented. 
My family was humble and poor. They 
understood the necessity of getting an 

"I had gone to school at night and 
took courses intermittently during my 
career in the service. Don Atencio, from 
CCEBS (Committee for the Collegiate 
Education of Black Students) told me 
they were interested in having Spanish- 
speaking students come to the Universi- 
ty. I came to a preliminary meeting with 
CCEBS and before I knew it, I was pre- 
registering for courses right along with 
my daughter. We were even enrolling in 
some of the same courses," he said. 

"I was fortunate my regular job with 
the New England Farm Workers Coun- 
cil was flexible enough to allow me to go 
to school. The director of the agency 
was working on his Ph.D. here and he 
encouraged me to come here saying my 
regular work schedule could be made 
flexible enough for me to have morning 

About his experiences as a student, 
Gonzales said he thought the students 
were a little cold at first. "Then I real- 

' ized I was a student too. I really started 
participating and then everything went 
really well. 

"People of my age," he said, "are 
more or less forced to act according to 
their age in society, but because I was 
again placed in a classroom situation, I 
was opened up to new ideas; such as. 
women's liberation. I enjoyed the inter- 
action with young people, and I would 
like to encourage others in my age 
group to return to school. L thought I 
couldn't do it but I found out how wrong 
I was. I have also become closer to my 
daughter because we have shared exper- 

"For my daughter, it was a tremen- 
dous change. She's making plans for 
grad school and I'm very happy." 

Gonzales said his UMass experience 
was a good one. He was able to get 
college credit for some of his previous 
work and experience, and from June '74 
until June '75 was able to work for cred- 
it through University Year for Action, 
working for his pwn agency (N.E. Farm 
Workers Council). "When I first start- 
ed coming to the University I felt isolat- 
ed from my community, so this helped 
me feel more involved," he said. 

He also feels strongly about the need 
for having more classes taught in Span- 
ish and having more courses geared to 
the Hispanic student. 

In his four years at UMass, Gonzales 
said he has never been to Southwest or 
the Blue Wall, although he has "heard a 
lot about them. 

"For me, coming here has had three 
major benefits. My daughter finished 
school, I got my degree which proved I 
could handle the. courses, and I have 
been promoted to Deputy Director of 
the Farm Workers Council, which 
proved it was worth the time and ef- 

There is, however, one small problem 

that has come out of this, he said. "Now 

with my new job, I have to wear a tie." 

— P.J. Prokop 

Bob Gamache 

14 Retrospect 





After two years of bartending, bounc- 
ing, and "working the floor" at UMass' 
most infamous bar (you guessed it), 
Robert Keenan still enjoys his work and 
feels "the place has fantastic potential." 

Keenan, 24, a Hotel, Restaurant, and 
Travel Administration major and broth- 
er of Kappa Sigma said, "I'm encour- 
aged by the people of UMass, it's such a 
melting pot — especially the Blue Wall. 
Everyone can come here and be com- 

"I've enjoyed the people I've worked 
with. There are no strict guidelines here 
concerning who does what, we're all in 
it equally and everyone does their 
share," he said. 

Keenan said he has had a minimal 
number of bad experiences working 
there. "Being behind the bar I've isolat- 
ed myself from controversies, but there 
could be potentially explosive situations 
with there being so many different types 
of people here. Fortunately, though, 
things have been relatively calm. 

"Ideally, I'd like to see the Blue Wall 
student-run. It would be great if it could 
be handled properly," he said. 

"This past year, for example, I feel 
the atmosphere with the administrative 
personnel has been impersonal. They 

don't make direct contact with the em- 
ployees for good or bad reasons." 

Keenan said there have been a lot of 
problems with T.O.C. cards. "All I 
know is that it is a club license. There 
should be a better explanation to stu- 
dents why it has to be that way. Some 
people have a chip on their shoulder 
because they can't come in to have a 
beer without a card, and I can't blame 
them. Sometimes, though, the patience 
of the bouncers caught in those situa- 
tions is remarkable." 

Keenan works 22 hours a week and 
has gotten to know a lot of people by 
what they drink. "There's a basic core 
of regulars who always come in, then 
there are the drifters you only see once 
in a while. On the other hand, there are 
those who won't go near the place. 

"For me, it's really good. Since I have 
to work somewhere, this is an interest- 
ing place to stay, and get paid for it at 
the same time," he said. 

"The thing that really amazes me is 
the amount of money that goes into the 

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pinball machines — people just keep 
coming up to get change for a dollar." 

Although he generally hasn't worked 
on "disco nights," Keenan said the one 
time he did there was "a good crowd, 
but generally I think people would pre- 
fer to have the live bands back. 

"Basically this is just a student job — 
you can't take it home with you, but you 
learn a lot. You become tolerant of all 
types of people and realize everyone has 
their rights. Working at the Blue Wall 
has been an education in itself." 

— P.J. Prokop 

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The Index 

Volume 107 

University of Massachusetts 

Amherst, Massachusetts 

Entire contents Copyright ' by Daniel Smith, University of Massachusetts 
INDEX. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced 
in any form without expressed written permission from the editor. 

Up front: eight pages of full color photographs, all about UMass — its 
buildings and its people. Also, six '76 grads talk about their lifestyles, 
experiences, and, thoughts about the past four years. 

A look at the events that made this year a unique one. Major stories of the 
year are covered in depth, followed by a representative sampling of 
academic programs and extra-curricular organizations that abound here. 

What's a yearbook without a senior section? Fifty-four pages 
of faces and if yours is in here, you can prove to your parents 
that you really did graduate! 

Everyone's got to leave the city behind and go "home" at the end of the 
day. Dorm, fraternity, sorority, apartment, house — good or bad, it's the 
closest you come to home nine months out of the year. 

Some of the teams had great seasons, others not-so-great seasons. Some 
teams were written about daily in the Collegian, others you rarely heard 
about. Inside and outside the Minutemen and Minutewomen. 

Four years (four long years) and this is what you get at the 
end. Senior Day on Friday. Commencement on Saturday. 
Credits, et cetera, and that's all, folks! 

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... is the combined and multi- 
plied energy created by the fu- 
sion of individual input. Quite a 
concept for a "campus of over 
twenty-two thousand students! 
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pages we present a review of the 
events of the year, everything 
that made '75-'76 such an unfor- 
gettable year. Acadivities (aca- 
demics and activities) are next, 
handily covered by organization 
members, writing of their person- 
al experiences. The photographs 
and stories capture the synergy 
— the student" energy — that 
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One late afternoon, sorfietime in the twenty-first century, the old man slowly 
climbed the creaking stairs to his attic. As easy smile came across his face as he 
anticipated the memories he would in a few moments unlock. Exploring through a 
cetain very old and very dusty trunk, he came upon an old book with a tarnished silver 
cover. He opened it, and began to carefully leaf through it. He hadn't seen the old style 
black and white pictures for, oh, must be twenty years. Some pages fell out, some 
ripped in his hand; he lingered upon the ones that stayed together. The old book did 
indeed bring back those memories — some good, some bad. Then, a piece of paper fell 
out of the antique book. He unfolded it, and gazed upon the surprisingly modernistic 

He laughed at the seemingly insignificant numbers. He could remember back when 
the Amherst campus was UMass; now, alas, it was but the smallest of the four 

He folded the paper, reminding himself to show it to his wife. She'll get a kick out of 
it, he thought. 

He turned the page, and read on. 

m J \ ^ signed letti 

Foul play was suspected in the es- 
tablishment of Alpha Delta Tau, a new 

'honor society' begun by two UMass 
graduates and one undergraduate. 
State officials took over university in- 
vestigation of the matter in which un- 
letters were sent to UMass ju- 
niors and seniors with a cu- 
mulative average of 3.0 or 
better. Students were invit- 
ed to join for $20. Dean of 
StudentsTWilliam S. Field, issued a 
warning urging students not to pay the 
fee, after having found the society's 
credentials could not be verified. In fur- 
ther action, the undergraduate was 
found guilty by the Student Senate Ju- 
diciary of two code of conduct charges 
filed against him by the University for 
his involvement in Alpha Delta Tau. 






It is our pleasure to Inform you ttiat you have been selected (or memberstilp In Alpha 
Delta Tau, the honor society recognizing outstanding scholastic achieven^nt In all 
academic disciplines. 

Membership is restricted to the highest ranking collegiate juniors and seniors. 

Alpho Delta Tau is founded on the principle that scholarship, although an end unto 
ilsclt, should be combined with personal integrity and leadership ability In order to 
engender true wholesomeness of character. Excellence tjoth inside and outside tf\e 
classroom is stressed; members are nominated according to these criteria. 

As a member of Alpha Delta Tau. you are eligible for publication In the official 
Alpha Delia Tau ..ewsletfer. The Laureate. We invite you to submit an original article on 
ariy topic of interest to the university community. Manuscripts must be typewritten, 
double spaced, on 8 ': x 11 sheets, preferred length is 1000 1o 5000 words. Be sure to en- 
close a self-addressed envelope with sufficient return postage. Publication in Tlie 
Laureate is not mandatory for membership; howwver, all members are exclusively 
entitled to submit manuscripts at any time- 

Your acceptance into membership is contingent upon completing and returning the 
enclosed reply card immediately, clearly typing or printing all information- Please spell 
your name as you want it to appear on your scroll. 

An initiation fee of S20 must accompany the card, payable by check or money order 
to Alpha Delta Tau. We arv also requesting that you provide us with additional 
biographical data - to be incorporated in press releases to your hometown or regional 
newspaper -- on Ihe back of the card. 

Again, we congratulate you on your superior performance, and offer you our sin- 
cerest wish for continued success. 

Over 1500 students arrived on cam- 
pus to find they had not one, but two 
roommates. The room shortage was 
attributed to the new residency policy 
approved by UMass trustees in Spring 
1975. It stated that all students, with 
the exception of seniors, commuters, 
and married students are required to 
reside on campus. For those students 
remaining in triples after 6 weeks, a 30 
percent room fee reduction was grant- 

Stuart Eyman 


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22 News of the Year 






S.G.A. President John O'Keefe ad- 
dressed 600 students at a campus ral- 
ly against budget cuts. O'Keefe pre- 
sented his tax proposal for the State 
saying, "When you can't afford the 
price of bread, it's time to eat the 
rich." He also suggested that students 
should boycott any tuition hike, and 
other increased campus fees. Other 
speakers at the rally stressed student 
unionization and collective bargaining. 

Daniel Smith (2) 

The money shortage affected students 
in a variety of areas on campus. Due to 
the hiring freeze, the English department 
was forced to take on 25 Rhetoric sec- 
tions, the number of Teaching Assistants 
were cut back and class sizes were in- 
creased, services to students were de- 
creased, library equipment could not be 
readily repaired, dorm counselors were 
no longer given tuition waivers, and sala- 
ries were cut back. Also, residential collo- 
quiums were forced to decrease enroll- 

Bob Gamache 

William Howe 

Controversy surrounded 'Quinni- 
piac', an 18' high, 15,000 lb., $40,000 
sculpture erected in front of the Fine 
Arts Center. Robert Murphy was com- 
missioned by the Fine Arts Selection 
Committee to fabricate the sculpture 
to complement the Center. 'Quinni- 
piac' was funded by the UMass Alumni, 
UMass Student Arts Council, and the 
National Endowment for the Arts in 
Washington D.C., for the express pur- 
pose of adding a permanent art form to 
the campus. Within several weeks, 
'Quinnipiac' had required repaintings 
due to the work of graffiti artists. The 
Fine Arts Center was the site of several 
other sculptures which were on loan to 
the University. 

News of the Year 23 

The Third World Defense League, a 

subgroup of the Afro-Am Society, 
formed to protest "harassment of 
black people by the police on campus." 
This action followed an incident in 
which a black woman was allegedly as- 
saulted by a group of white men after a 
party in Southwest. The Defense 
League called for an intensive investi- 
gation of the matter. They also planned 
ways to organize and to disseminate 
information among Third World mem- 
bers, via hotlines and workshops. 

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Three faculty members and three 
graduate students received 1975 Dis- 
tinguished Teaching Awards at convo- 
cation ceremonies in recognition of 
their outstanding teaching abilities. 
Awards were presented to: Assistant 
Professor of Microbiology Albey M. 
Reiner (pictured). Assistant Professor 
of Leisure Studies Jeanne E. Sherrow, 
Associate Professor of Zoology W. Bri- 
an O'Connor, and the following gra- 
duate students: Margaret A. Hagen, 
teaching assistant in Public Health; El- 
liot M. Soloway, teaching associate in 
Computer and Information Sciences; 
and Shirley Morahan, teaching associ- 
ate in the Rhetoric Program. The win- 
ners had been selected by a commit- 
tee from nominations submitted by 
faculty and alumni. 

Chancellor Randolph W. Bromery 
pushed for 2.5 million dollars to be re- 
stored to the 66.4 million dollar bud- 
get proposed for the Amherst campus 

by the House Ways and Means Com- 
mittee. The additional funds would 
have prevented large layoffs. President 
Robert C. Wood originally requested 
118 million dollars for the University 
system which he later reduced to 103 
million dollars. Governor Michael S. Du- 
kakis' figure was 90 million dollars. The 
House Ways and Means Committee's 
suggestion of 94 million dollars was to 
be debated in the House and then go to 
the Senate for approval. 

University Photo Center 

Karen Quinlan 

24 News of the Year 

« Henry Kissinger • New York City bankruptcy • Ronald Reagan • PLO • Daniel Moynihan 

Daniel Smith 

Tickets for the Boston Symphony 
Orchestra concert were sold out by 
10:45 a.m., a little more than two 
hours after the box office opened. The 
box office had opened at 8:30 a.m. in- 
stead of the scheduled 9:00 a.m. due 
to the number of people already in line. 
Although the concert hall seats 2,000, 
only 500 tickets were on sale. The oth- 
er 1500 tickets were distributed as fol- 

lows: 1000 went to orchestra series 
subscribers, 250 were bought by the 
Chancellor's office, 150 went to the 
Alumni Association, and 100 went to 
the press and related people. Alan 
Light, manager of the Arts Council, said 
a lot of the problems that morning had 
to do with the new box office in the 
Fine Arts Center which wasn't complet- 
ed at the time, and the new ticket sell- 

ing system, Ticketron, which didn't al- 
low people to choose their seats. Light 
said that in the future, people would be 
able to choose their seats on a first- 
come, first-serve basis, and there 
would be mo'e tickets put on sale for 
students and the general public. For 
details on the debut weekend of the 
Fine Arts Center, see page 60. 

Stuart Eyman 

The Student Legal Services Office 

gained the power to represent stu- 
dents in criminal matters and to en- 
gage students in litigation against the 
University. This decision by the Board 
of Trustees would be active until the 
end of fiscal 1976. Debate on the issue 
concentrated on the legality of using 
University money in court action 
against the University. 

News of the Year 25 

Jim Paulin 

Almost 1500 demonstrators from 22 
state colleges gathered on the Boston 
Common to hear speeches and de- 
mands against budget cuts. Eighty stu- 
dents from UMass-Amherst attended. 
Protesters remained for two and a half 
hours in front of the State House steps. 
Speakers called for united action in let- 
ting the legislators know that students 
wouldn't tolerate more cuts in their 
education. John Chase, a representa- 
tive of the 5,100 faculty in the state 
system, said the faculty pledged their 
support against decreasing the budget. 
Senate Ways and Means Chairman, 
James Kelly, spoke of the tuition in- 
crease as a compromise of a difficult 

Mike Bardsley's Union of Student 
Employees (USE) petitioned the 
Massachusetts State Labor Rela- 
tions Board to be recognized as a 
legal union. The University had 
spent much money against the for- 
mation of USE during four separate 
hearings before the Labor Board. 
The University questioned whether 
the law recognized student workers 
as public employees. University La- 
bor Coordinator Harold Overing said 
UMass contested the USE petition 
since it dealt only with Campus Cen- 
ter workers. They felt that if the 
Commission granted the Union bar- 

gaining rights, then the Union should 
include all student workers. USE 
thought of the Campus Center as a 
separate unit of interrelated depart- 
ments where workers would have 
similar grievances. Overing said the 
University further contested the in- 
clusion of hourly workers, which 
throws students and non-students 
together in one petition. If the Labor 
Board granted USE their petition, an 
election would be held in which all 
University employees could vote on 
which union, if any, they want to re- 
present them. 

Seventy-seven UMass administra- 
tors, among them Chancellor Ran- 
dolph W. Bromery, did not receive a 
paycheck the week of October 3. The 

administrators voluntarily deferred the 
money in the administration payroll ac- 
count to the payroll account for the 
4,000 University employees' pay- 
checks. The money was switched back 
into the administrators' account at a 
later date. The University's inability to 
meet its full payroll was caused by the 
failure of the Head Controller of the 
Secretary of Administration and Fi- 
nance to implement a law designed to 
give UMass the fiscal autonomy to 
transfer money between accounts. In 
the future, Bromery said that money 
would have to be transferred from ac- 
counts which provide money for such 
things as supplies in order to meet pay- 

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Wendy Waldman, the 24-year old singer and com- 
poser from Los Angeles, entertained 1000 people in 
the Student Union Ballroom. Waldman accompa- 
nied herself on guitar, piano, and dulcimer. She sang 
many songs from her latest album — her third. 

Stuart Eyman 

The Student Government Associ- 
ation (SGA), election resulted in a vic- 
tory for co-candidates Ellen Gavin and 
Henry Ragin. Gavin and Ragin felt the 
victory showed a mandate from the 
students to move toward a student 
union. Approximately 6,000 students 
turned out to vote. This election at this 
time was made possible by former SGA 
President John O'Keefe's resignation 
from office in fulfillment of his cam- 
paign platform promise. His stepping 
down allowed for the institution of the 
new popular election procedure rather 
than the traditional electoral vote, and 
for holding the first publicly financed 
election for the office of SGA President 
in the country. The four candidates — 
two running jointly — were allotted 
$200 each in campaign money by the 
SGA and were held accountable for 
their expenses. In addition, this was an 
election of 127 senatorial candidates 
vying for 120 seats. 

Five hundred members of the Third 
World community rallied to protest 
campus-wide racism which they attri- 
bute to discriminatory attitudes by 
white students. Two incidents which 
were felt to be "racist" attacks on 
Third World people prompted this call 
for unity. They were the attack of a 
black woman by five white males in 
Southwest, and the confrontation be- 
between eleven Third World persons 
and Bluewall bouncers. The rally pro- 
ceeded from the New Africa House to 
Whitmore, and on to the Bluewall 
where a number of speakers were 
heard. Speakers pointed out areas of 
discrimination and stressed the need 
for pulling together. 

Bob Gamache 

8% unemployment 

News of the Year 27 

University Health Services announced 
that there would be a 50 cent co-payment 
on each prescription medication dis- 
pensed from the pharmacy formulary. 
Over the last seven years, the cost of 
pharmacy supplies has increased 356 
percent and the use of medications has 
been high. 

Bob Gamache 




The Red Sox's American Pennant victo- 
ry and three World Series game wins 
prompted shouting, firecrackers, blowing 
of car horns, and an increase in beer 
sales. This excitement was severely di- 
minished when the Cincinnati Reds de- 
feated the Sox in the seventh and final 
game. More than 2000 students viewed 
the Series on the Blue Wall's large 
screen, while others watched from their 
dorm lounges, apartments, or houses. 

Members of the Veteran's Coalition for 
Community Affairs (VCCA) protested the 

presence of U.S. Marine recruiters on 
campus with a list of three demands, a 
march, and an overnight sit-in in Memori- 
al Hall. The VCCA demands were: removal 
of all military presence from the Universi- 
ty; publicly stated opposition by the ad- 
ministration of military overflights and ad- 
ministration initiatives to the state legisla- 
ture to cease military overflights; and 
public release of federal grants, con- 
tracts, and sub-contracts information. 
After negotiations, the following agree- 
ments were made: the VCCA would be 
given one week's advance notice when a 
branch of the U.S. armed forces would be 
on campus to recruit, and would be given 
space adjacent to recruitment rooms for 
their use; and the Vice-Chancellor's office 
would reveal all contract information 
which is required to be public knowledge 
under the Freedom of Information Act. 
With all demands not fully met, about 50 
students, many of them members of 
VCCA, chose to peacefully vacate Memo- 
rial Hall after Gage asked for and received 
a court injunction for the removal of the 

Jimmy Connors • UN equates Zionism and racism • Consumer Price Index « Jimmy Carter » SLA » Spirit of 76 

28 News of the Year 

The Third World ballots for the Stu- 
dent Government Association election 
were declared invalid. Two election of- 
ficials destroyed the ballots, which re- 
sulted in a second Third World Election. 
The two individuals involved were pros- 
ecuted and found guilty by the Univer- 
sity Court. A spokesperson for the 
Third World community said the whole 
election was typical of racist attitudes 
at the University. 

In August, 1974, three men entered 
and robbed McDonald's restaurant in 
Hadley of approximately $1,100. Rob- 
ert Earl Brown and Craemen Gathers, 

two UMass students, were accused of 
the robbery and convicted in 1975. 

After the robbery, the police recov- 
ered the vehicle matching the descrip- 
tion of the getaway car, and inside they 
found a shotgun, a brown turtleneck, 
and a long green coat, but found no 
fingerprints on the car or any of the 
other items. The two white witnesses 
who said they could offer positive iden- 
tification of the three black men were 
brought to UMass I.D. center by police 
and identified a photo with the name 
Robert Brown on the back as being the 
picture of one of the assailants. Police 
entered Earl Brown's dorm room and 
confiscated a green coat and brown 
turtleneck, matching the description of 
pieces of clothing worn by the robbers. 
A short time later. Earl Brown, (above, 
left), football player. Student Organiz- 
ing Project staff member, and Black 
Caucus member, was arrested. 

Two weeks after the robbery, Crae- 
man Gethers (right) was seen by the 
state's only witnesses, Cathy Clark and 
Deborah Cook, at a Kentucky Fried 
Chicken restaurant on Route nine in 
Hadley. He was identified as one of the 
robbers, and was arrested. 

The first trial, held March 17-21, 
1975, was a joint trial which resulted in 
a hung jury and mistrial for both Brown 
and Gethers. The case was then split, 
with both men being convicted by all 
white juries in 1975 — Gethers re- 

Edward Cohen (2) 

ceived an 8-12 year sentence and 
Brown received a 3-5 year sentence. 

During the course of the trial, the 
court discovered that the photo used 
to identify Robert Earl Brown was the 
image of another person named Rob- 
ert Brown who had graduated and 
moved to the Boston area several 
years before. This fact and the duplica- 
tion of clothing were ignored in the 
conviction. The witnesses stated that 
the man described as Gethers walked 
with no limp during the robbery, yet 
Gethers was confined to crutches un- 
der doctor's orders due to an injury 
received before the date of the rob- 
bery. He was also seen playing cards in 
his UMass dorm at the time of the rob- 
bery. When Gethers was seen at the 
Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant he 
was identified, according to the wit- 
nesses' courtroom testimony, because 
they recognized his hairstyle and facial 
features, despite the fact that he wore 
a hat and large sunglasses. During 
Brown's second trial, the two wit- 
nesses stated that the man later identi- 
fied as Earl Brown was clean shaven, 
yet people who had seen Brown before 
and after the robbery said that he bore 
a moustache. In court, a picture was 
shown to the witnesses and identified 
by them as being a picture of Gethers. 
The fact that this was not a photo of 
Craemen Gethers at all but the image 
of a Springfield reverend was of no con- 

The supporters of Brown and 
Gethers argue that these and other 
contradictions were overlooked be- 

cause of poor efforts made by former 
defense lawyers, and court racism. 
One of Earl Brown's former lawyers ad- 
mitted in a Valley Advocate article of 
November 26, 1975, that he had done 
a poor job defending his client. 

To support his innocense, Gethers 
volunteered to take two lie detector 
tests. Both tests gave evidence that 
Gethers did not take part in the rob- 
bery. A front page article in the Am- 
herst Record of Wednesday, April 28, 
1976, quoted the polygraph adminis- 
trator as saying, "It is my opinion that 
he (Gethers) was not involved." 

Brown was granted the opportunity 
to take part in a release program en- 
abling him to leave Hampshire County 
Jail during the day to attend classes at 
UMass and to work after his present 
lawyer argued for a stay of execution of 
sentence pending appeal during a Feb- 
ruary 1976 hearing. Gethers has al- 
ready spent a year in prison, and like 
Brown, awaits a new trial and future 

During the year, the UMass commu- 
nity turned out to support the two stu- 
dents. Rallies and demonstrations 
were held protesting the continued im- 
prisonment and courtroom racism. 
The freedom of Gethers and Brown 
was incorporated into a series of de- 
mands supporting students' rights, 
which were presented to President 
Robert Wood and the Board of Trust- 
ees at the end of the Spring 1976 se- 

— Edward Cohen 

• National Gay task Force • Justice Douglas retires • Sonny w/o Cher • 18 million hamburgers • solar energy 

News of the Year 29 



The Board of Trustees voted to drop 
the $100 room security deposit which 
students had been required to pay 
since 1970. All deposits paid by stu- 
dents presently enrolled at the Am- 
herst campus were refunded. The fee 
is no longer necessary due to the new 
registration procedure begun in the fall 

which involves advanced registration 
and early billing. If students pay their 
semester bills on time, 'rooms will be 
secured for them. The chairperson of 
the Finance Committee said that in the 
future, students may have to pay high: 
er rents to offset the loss in revenue 
from room deposits. . 

Debbie Schafer 

After two years as Campus Cen- 
ter Director, John Corlter was re- 
lieved of his duties by Vice-Chan- 
cellor Robert Gage for the reason 
Gage explained as "continuing un- 
resolved problems." Campus 
Center Board of Governors Chair- 
person, Mark Bennet, elaborated 
on the situation saying, "Corker 
hasn't been complying with Board 
of Governors' actions." Corker 
was reassigned to University 
Food Services as a staff adminis- 
trator, a position that had been 
available for a year. Even though 
the new position wouldn't com- 
mand the same salary, Corker 
would continue to receive 
$25,000 per year until his con- 
tract expired in September 1976. 

Daniel Smith 

Stuart Eyman 

Political slogans, many in Spanish, 
were found spray-painted in red on the 
walls of the Fine Arts Center, and nine 
other buildings. The slogans included 
demands to free "political prisoners." 
Ahora, an hispanic organization on 
campus, disclaimed responsibility for 
the slogans. 

breaker one- nine • Lynette Fromme • price controls • Patty Hearst trial • Foolish Pleasure • Third World 

30 News of the Year 

Governor Michael S. Dukakis signed 
a $100 million budget for the Univer- 
sity for this year, $3 million less than 
President Robert Wood's "bottom 
line" figure of $103 million. The effects 
of the $3 million difference would not 
be known until Wood consulted with 
the chancellors of the three UMass 
campuses. Wood received full funding 
of his office for the first time, meaning 
he could no longer reassess the cam- 
puses in order to increase his office 
funding. The legislature granted Wood 
a budget of $1.1 million which repre- 
sented a cut of $500,000 from last 
year. Wood would have to reduce his 
present staff of 47. 

Daniel Smith (2) 

Student nurses protested the pro- 
nouncement that the nursing program 
must cut its student body in half by 
next semester and not admit sopho- 
mores already accepted into the pro- 
gram for a year. They marched from 
campus into Amherst, staged a 24 
hour vigil, and gathered support 

among the University community for 
their cause. Student nurses demanded 
a guaranteed contract from the Uni- 
versity which they received after nego- 
tiations with the administration. See 
page 58 for an in-depth look at the 
nursing situation. 

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence • Joann Little • Equal Rights Amendment • Tall Ships • Jerry Brovvn • 

News of the Year 31 

The football team broke their streak 
of eight straight victories and their 
Yankee Conference lead with a loss to 
the University of New Hampshire 
Wildcats. The Wildcat victory gave UNH 
an 8-1 record and the Yankee Confer- 
ence Title. A Minutemen victory over 
Boston College would have given 
UMass a chance at a bid for the NCAA 
Division Two football tournament. 
UMass was defeated, however, in their 
final game, giving them an 8-2 mark 
for the season, their best record in four 

Daniel Smith 

Jay Saret 

The problem of loose bricks on the 
28-story library triggered a re-investi- 
gation of this potentially hazardous sit- 
uation. Many bricks have separated 
themselves from the structure and fal- 
len since the library's opening two 
years ago. The Physical Plant surveyed 
the building to detect loose bricks, and 
then proceeded to remove the bricks 
and fill the spaces with mortar. 

The Board of Trustees voted to in- 
crease present rates of tuition in 

graduated steps beginning next fall. By 
1978-79, resident undergraduates are 
expected to pay $525 tuition per year, 
resident graduates $670 per year, and 
non-resident graduates $1550 per 
year. Non-resident undergraduates be- 
gan paying $1550 per year this Janu- 
ary which President Wood said was 
"mandated by the state legislature," 
Tuition at the Worcester Medical 
School is expected to increase from 
$600 to $900 by 1978-79. According 
to the Secretary of Education, Paul 
Parks, in order to be approved of by 
the Dukakis administration, a financial 
aid program had to be worked out to 
accompany the raises in tuition so that 
no one would be denied access to high- 
er education. 

While the Board was voting, students 
rallied against tuition hikes. Students 
heard a Student Action Committee 
speaker present arguments for a tu- 
ition and fee boycott being planned for 
fall 1976. Students then decided to try 
to enter the Board of Trustees meeting 
to which they were denied entrance. 
Approximately 200 demonstrators ver- 
bally protested and reassembled near- 
by to discuss further action. For a re- 
view of the University's financial crises, 
turn to pages 54-57. 

Dr. Kenneth Edelin • 

32 News of the Year 

Christmas Snowstorm • Fred Lynn • Coors • The Hustle • Scoop Jackson • 

Police temporarily suspended Am- 
herst Towing from campus after a con- 
frontation between an Amherst Towing 
driver and a student. The student used 
his car to block the way of an Amherst 
Towing employee who was trying to 
tow a car. That action led to the em- 
ployee bumping the student's car with 
his truck several times. In addition, the 
employee got out of his truck, began 
yelling, and then waved an iron bar. 
Police sought a complaint and arrest 
warrant for attempted assault and bat- 
tery on the student driver by the driver 
of the truck. The case against the Am- 
herst Towing driver was later dropped 
following a show-cause hearing. Use of 
Amherst Towing was resumed with the 
new stipulation that a police officer 
must be present whenever a car is 
towed. Their contract was renewed 
since no other companies bid for the 
contract, and because only Amherst 
Towing had the equipment and facili- 
ties necessary for the operation. 

Daniel Smith 

Access to wide area telecom- 
munications service (WATS) on the 

240 phone extensions of the non- 
state funded organizations on cam- 
pus was terminated because of what 
University officials called "abusive 
use" of the University's WATS lines, 
budget problems, and service diffi- 
culties. Robert Moriarty, director of 
telecommunications on campus, 
said many non-business calls had 
been made on all the University's 
WATS extension phones. Con- 
straints on the current and project- 
ed state budget, along with in- 
creases in service cost by the New 
England Telephone Company were 
two additional reasons for the shut- 
down. In addition, the heavy usage 
of 7,000 to 10,000 attempts per 
hour placed a great burden on WATS 
lines, and presented problems for 
Amherst area phone service. Discus- 
sions between UMass officials and 
representatives of various non-state 
funded organizations resulted in the 
reinstatement of WATS lines to 
areas of critical needs, and in the 
presentation of alternatives to the 
present system. 

In 1974 an alcohol "task force" was 

created in order to find out why stu- 
dents drink, and to draw the University 
community closer together in talking 
about and facing the uses and abuses 
of alcohol as a drug. With the aid of a 
federal research grant, the task force 
was active this year toward achieve- 
ment of their goal. The reasons for 
drinking were investigated by a re- 
search group, workshops were offered 
by the peer educators on the staff, lit- 
erature and film were presented to 
provide exposure to informative mate- 
rial on alcohol, and through a flyer to 
faculty members, guest lecturing was 
offered by the staff. As Dr. David Kraft, 
principal psychiatrist and investigator 
for the program, said concerning deal- 
ing with the problem of alcoholism, 
"... the best way is to prevent it from 
occurring in the first place." 

Jim Webb 

bussing • People magazine • Jimmy Hoffa kidnapped • That's the way (uh huh) I like It • Southie • Fonzre 

News of the Year 33 

A highly contested debate took place 
in the Student Senate which succeed- 
ed in the restructuring of the senate 

committee system. Passed by a nar- 
row margin, the bill directed two com- 
mittees, Academic Attairs, and Rents 
and Fees to become "watchdogs", 
overseeing the University on behalf of 
the students. The bill was seen by 
many student senators as a step to- 
ward the gradual dissolvement of the 
student senate in favor of a student 
union structure. While the remaining 
four senate subcommittees' functions 
would remain unchanged, the "watch- 
dog" committees took on the respon- 
sibility of raising important issues. 

The new bill also had other ramifica- 
tions. It limited the number of senate 
committee members to 13. It stipulat- 
ed that two-thirds of the committee be 
comprised of senate members, and the 
remainder. Student Government mem- 

William Howe 

Daniel Smithi 

A new child-care facility funded by 
UlVlass was established in three ren- 
ovated North Village apartments. The 
two new programs were the Infant 
Care Experiential Center, accomodat- 
ing toddlers up to three years old, and 
the New World Day School for pre- 
schoolers. Both programs, originally 
organized in the New Africa House, 
were temporarily housed in Melville 
and Mackimmie while permanent 
space was provided. While the Univer- 
sity funded the renovations, the cen- 
ters' actual operations were covered 
by tuition fees paid by the parents, 
along with state money which subsi- 
dized the staff's salaries. 

Student families were given first pri- 
ority at the Infant Care Center, New 
World Day School, and the North Vil- 
lage Children's Center, a previously es- 
tablished program. The nature of the 
centers' activities and the time in- 
volved — a whole or half day — de- 
pend on the particular program. Each 
program, however, was directed by 
professional staff, and aided by work- 
study student interns, or parent volun- 

The weather was almost unbearable that day in 
February. The freezing temperatures, snow, and 
winds produced a chill factor of minus 36 de- 
grees, but classes still met. 


Fred Harris • skyjackmgs • Michael Dukakis • Six Million Dollar Man • Vietnamese refugees • Morris Udall • 

34 News of the Year 

The Board of Governors' (BOG) vote 
to deal with an outside food manage- 
ment agency was the initial move 
made toward upgrading the quality of 
the Campus Center food services. The 
decision to negotiate a contract with 
Saga Food Service Corporation, one of 
the six agencies that had been under 
consideration, was made despite 
heavy opposition from the Union of 
Student Employees (USE), The prime 
complaint of many student employees 
involved a fear of increased lay-offs 
and work hour cut-backs as a result of 
bringing the profit-oriented agency 
onto campus. In order to calm the 
fears, Ken Dean, acting director of the 
Residential Life Office, and BOG mem- 
bers delivered a presention to interest- 
ed USE members to dispel the lingering 
doubts and rumors. 

Daniel Smith (2) 

Student payment towards unac- 
countable dorm damages was calculat- 
ed by the Office of Residential Life to 
be approximately $4-$5 per student 
each year. Last year's total amount ex- 
pended towards correcting damages 
was $60,000. That amount was un- 
evenly distributed among the dorms 
ranging from $18 for the 169 residents 
of Knowlton, to $4,037 for the 569 
John Adams residents. The destruction 
caused by the actions of an estimated 

five to 10 percent of the student popu- 
lation decreased the University's abili- 
ty to improve campus living with safe- 
ty, security, and renovating features. 
An experimental incentive program 
was run last year in select Northeast 
and Central dormitories which held 
residents directly responsible for any 
destruction of property. The program 
allotted each dorm a certain amount of 
money for damages, which was drawn 
from the rents of the residents. Any 

remaining funds were allocated to 
dorm enhancement. Only marginally 
successful, the program ran into orga- 
nizational difficulties and quickly ex- 
hausted accounts. 

Vandalism, glass breakage, and ele- 
vator destruction constituted the ma- 
jor problems. The Physical Plant began 
to take preventive measures by replac- 
ing broken glass with plexi-glass or oth- 
er non-glass products. 

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The Symphony of the New World 

performed in the Fine Arts Center un- 
der the direction of music director and 
maestro Everett Lee. It is speculated 
that the Symphony got its name from 
the work by Cxech composer, Anton 

Dvorak, whose intention in writing his 
symphony was to reveal to American 
composers the melodic wealth that lay 
in the native songs of their people. The 
Symphony does make good use of 
American resources. Black, Oriental, 

William Howell 
Spanish-surnamed, and women musi- 
cians form a substantial part of this 
orchestra, and a point is made to pro- 
gram works of minority composers. 
This program featured Jimmy Owens 
and his jazz quartet. 

Formation of a faculty union 

planned for this spring experienced a 
setback at the Boston Labor Relations 
Hearing. The administration's special 
attorney asked for rebuttal time which 
extended the hearings. The purpose of 
the hearings was for the Boston Labor 
Relations Commission to establish unit 
determination which would specify 
which professionals on campus would 
be eligible to join the union. Then, an 
election would be held where faculty 
would choose to form under either the 
Massachusetts Society of Professors 
or the American Association of Univer- 
sity Professors. The administration's 
request for rebuttal time precluded 
any possibility of faculty union forma- 
tion this spring. Much speculation ex- 
isted on why the administration took 
that action. 

The American Red Cross established a 
"fixed donor center" in the University infirma- 
ry. The center has regular hours when they 
receive donations, answer questions, and 
make appointments. Blood from the donor 
center is sent to Springfield, where it can be 
shipped to anywhere it is needed. Blood dona- 
tions from Western Massachusetts will make 
possible a total needs program which guaran- 
tees blood to any Western Massachusetts resi- 
dent who may need it, regardless of where he 
is hospitalized. 

Daniel Smiti 

News of the Year 

The State of the Union, which was 
planned as an evening of exhibition of 
the cultural and educational aspects of 
union formation efforts between the 
Student Organizing Project (SOP) and 
the Student Government Association's 
(SGA) co-president's office was dis- 
rupted. Approximately 250 students 
bearing signs marched into the Stu- 
dent Union Ballroom to protest what 
they called the exclusiveness of the 
Student Unionization caucus within the 
SOP, and the caucas' action which 
they claimed had been disrupting the 

effectiveness of the Undergraduate 
Student Senate. As Jon Hite, former 
speaker of the senate and one of the 
major organizers of the protest, fur- 
ther explained, "The senate has a 17 
page agenda that is just put off by the 
unionization issue at senate meet- 
ings," and that many people feel the 
co-presidents are not representing stu- 
dents, but rather a special interest 
group. The protesters presented a list 
of six demands. In discussion of the 
protesters' complaints, SGA co-presi- 
dent Ellen Gavin pointed toward the ac- 

complishments of the past two years, 
and particularly toward the number of 
projects supported by SOP, all of which 
indicated greater student voice in cam- 
pus matters. In reaction to the protest 
in general, Gavin said, "It's easy for 
people to come out one time, over one 
issue. It's not so easy for them to get 
involved in everyday activities con- 
cerning unionization." The protest re- 
presented the first time students pub- 
licly voiced opposition to the actions 
employed by SOP in undergraduate 
union planning and organizing. 

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The March 2 Massachusetts presi- 
dential primary election drew many 
candidates to UMass and the Five-Col- 
lege Area throughout the year. For de- 
tails, see page 68. 

The offices of the Collegian were oc- 
cupied one night by approximately 30 
people who were protesting the firing 
that afternoon of Black Affairs Editor 
Rick Scott Gordon and Assistant Black 
Affairs Editor Abdul Malik. Gordon and 
Malik had been fired by Collegian Man- 
aging Editor Charles O'Connor. For a 
full account of the takeover, see page 

King Faisal • Chaing Kai Shek • General Franco • Haile Selasie • Euell Gibbons • Elijah Mohammed 

News of the Year 37 

A four-foot-high "semi-permanent" 
barrier was constructed around the li- 
brary, eight feet from the base, to pro- 
tect students from falling bricks and 
fragments. The architectural firm who 
designed the library, Edward Durell 
Stone, Inc., of New York City, was 
investigating the problem of falling 
bricks. UMass Chief Project Engineer 
Edmund J. Ryan speculated that the 
problem was due to stress created by 
temperature changes, whereby the 
building is not able to expand and con- 
tract freely. 

Daniel Smith 

Edward Cohen (2) 

The Max Roach ensemble and J.C. 
White Singers along with Reconstruc- 
tion combined their talents in a benefit 
concert for the ABC House of Amherst. 

This event was the premiere feature 
concert of UMass professor Max 
Roach, an accomplished drummer. 
J.C. White, Roach's friend and leader 
of the nine-member J.C. White Singers, 
brought his gospel group to UMass 
from New York City specifically for this 
benefit concert. The four vocalists of 
the young group Reconstruction, pre- 
vious singers with the Voices of New 
Africa House, along with their own five- 
piece combo, presented current clas- 
sics and original songs. 

Casey Stengel • > pro baseball strike • Ted Kennedy • are you still reading this? • Frazier-Ali • Abe Beame • 

38 News of the Year 

The Minutemen suffered a major 
letdown in dropping both games of the 
Eastern College Athletic Conference 
(ECAC) playoffs. The basketball team 
brought a 21-4 record, a Yankee Con- 
ference championship, and an 11 
game winning streak to the ECAC. 
UMass lost to the University of Con- 
necticut in the opening round and then 
was defeated by Holy Cross in the con- 
solation game. The goal had been to 
reach Greensboro, North Carolina, for 
the finals of the Eastern Competition. 

Bob Gamache 

Steve Polansky 

Much controversy surrounded the 
Valley Health Plan (VHP) scheduled to 
go into effect next fall which would 
guarantee comprehensive health care 
to its subscribers. The VHP, which has 
been in the development stages for 
seven years, is a private, non-profit or- 
ganization incorporated in Massachu- 
setts as a Health Maintenance Organi- 
zation (HMO) under the 1973 federal 
HMO act. Upon approval, the VHP 
would contract with the University 
Health Services (UHS) and Amherst 
Medical Associates, and arrange with 
area hospitals, extended care facilities, 
and home health care agencies to pro- 
vide basic and specialty service to sub- 
scribers for a fixed monthly cost. Uni- 
versity participants would include fac- 
ulty, staff, and their dependents, plus 
students' dependents who would be re- 
quired to pay an additional fee per se- 
mester. Opponents of the plan feared 
the UHS would not be able to handle 
the possible addition of more than 
2,000 patients, and resented their lack 
of real decision-making power in the 
development process. VHP officials 
have assured that the HMO-related pa- 
tient increase will be met by additional 
hiring of personnel. Endorsement of 
this plan was a much-disputed issue in 
the undergraduate Student Senate. 

The second popular election for Stu- 
dent Government Association (SGA) 
president resulted in a victory for co- 
candidates Paul Cronin and Jay Mar- 
tus. Cronin and Martus stressed the 
need for the student government to 
get back into the student population, 
and for an emphasis to be on academ- 
ics. The triumverate of Lucia Bruno, 
Linda Gates, and Jim Jordan were sec- 
ond in number of votes followed by 
Warren Gold, and Donald Bishop. 
There was a low voting turnout of only 
3,232 voters. For an in-depth account 
of the SGA election, see page 72. 

Montreal Olympics • desegregation • Alexander Solzinytsen • the Waltons • Mayaguez • three ABA teams fold 

News of the Year 39 

students spent their spring vacations in a 

number of different places. Some were fortu- 
nate enough to migrate to Florida or Bermuda 
to join thousands of others in the enjoyment of 
the warm climate. 

Members of the Hare Krishna organiza- 
tion in the Amherst community were often 
seen in the Student Union chanting, termed 
a "transcendental sound vibration," and of- 
fering their vegetarian food to anyone who 
wanted it. The chanting and food were both 
a part of the purification of the conscience. 

The name of Hare Krishna referred to 
their god, Krishna or Krsna. Their traditional 
appearance in identical garments and with 
shaved heads was for the purpose of provid- 
ing a sense of belonging to the organization. 

Daniel Smith (3) 

Anwar Sadat • Apollo-Soyuz • Luis Tiant 

40 News of the Year 

Robert Radford 

plop plop, fizz fizz • Helsinki summit • Angola 

In recognition of International Wom- 
en's Day, representatives from various 
areas of the women's movement gave 
speeches and held cultural workshops 
for the campus community. The audi- 
ence listened to songs of liberation and 
talks on the background of Internation- 
al Women's Day, the need for solidar- 
ity, the foreign student and sexism, 
women in Puerto Rico including the 
mass sterilization there, the conditions 
of black women on campus, inad- 
equate women's health care, rights 

for lesbians, and unionization. 

The series of seven cultural work- 
shops included speeches, discussions, 
a sing-a-long, and mural painting. To- 
pics covered were institutionalized 
male sexism in a workshop designed 
specifically for males, sexism within 
the health field, the severity of steril- 
ization abuse, stereotypes of the Jew- 
ish woman, and the need for revolution 
within the working class. Ongoing 
weekly meetings were set up to contin- 
ue the work of fighting sexism. 

Steve Polansky 

The UMass concrete canoe team brought 
three canoes to the Kenduskeag River in Ban- 
gor, Maine, to compete with a total of 34 con- 
crete canoes from various Civil Engineering 
schools in New England and the East Coast. 
This was the second time UMass participated 
in the race. According to a team representa- 
tive, only 17 canoes finished the six-mile, 
three-hour race, and UMass' three were 
among them. None of the three won the race, 
but the team did come away with two awards. 
The fifth-place canoe won the Award for Design 
and Construction, an honor the team captured 
last year, and the canoe which placed 16th 
received the Most Dedicated Team Award for 
its two-member crew's struggle and determi- 
nation to finish the race. Their canoe was com- 
pletely destroyed in the run, but the crew fin- 
ished the course. 

Coach Stephen R. KosakowskI 

passed away after having suffered a 
spell believed to be caused by an aneu- 
rysm. Kosakowski had been bothered 
in recent years by blood clots. Kosa- 
kowski was a UMass hockey coach for 
15 years and tennis coach for the past 
30 years. For more information on 
Coach Kosakowski's contributions to 
the University, see page 266. 

Daniel Smith 

• energy crisis • Birch Bayh • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest • Concord and Lexington • Hubert Humphrey 

News of the Year 41 

Daniel Smith 

The Naiads gave four perfor- 
mances of their show at the 
NOPE pool. All of the acts were 
choreographed by members of 
the Naiads, and demonstrated a 
range from the tranquil to the 
frenzied, from the serious to the 
humorous. The Naiads' art is a 
form of expression which uses the 
graceful communication of ideas, 
feelings, emotions, and exper- 
iences by way of aquatic move- 

Pierpont residents proposed for the 
third time in three years that their dor- 
mitory become student-run, and were 
vetoed for the third time by the South- 
west administration. The residents 
went before the Southwest Assembly 
and gained their support but continued 
to be told "no" to their plans by Rich- 
ard Green, Area Director of Southwest. 
To Green's complaint of there being no 
mechanism for electing student heads 
of residence, Pierpont residents point- 
ed to their own detailed mechanism for 

election which included their plan for 
three people to hold the position. 
There would be two student heads of 
residence sharing administrative du- 
ties and responsibilities, as well as the 
student resources and activities role. 
The third person would be an exper- 
ienced counselor with specific hours, 
and would be on 24 hour call. One per- 
son would always be available which 
could not be said of the present system 
with its one head of residence. 

the Bump • Lucy Benson • grass legalized? • Johnny Miller • detente • Sargent Shriver • tequila sunrise 

42 News of the Year 

Daniel Smith 

Dissatisfaction with the public higher educa- 
tion system led to conflicting theories on how 
to achieve a reorganization of the system. Stu- 
dents were not satisfied with either of the two 
major plans — the Dukakis-Parks Plan, or the 
Harrington Plan. Both plans proposed the 
scrapping of the present Board of Education 
and the replacing of it with a new board which 
would have authority for long-range planning. 
Governor Michael S. Dukakis' plan involved the 
creation of a "board of overseers" for the plan- 
ning functon while State Secretary of Educa- 
tion Paul Parks would be in control of the bud- 
get. Senate President Kevin B. Harrington pro- 
posed a single, centralized board, a "super- 
board," to plan, and to be responsible for the 
budget. The Secretary of Education would 
have no role on that board. The students of the 
Public Student Coalition were not as con- 
cerned over the issue of the role of Paul Parks, 
as they were with not having proper student 
representation in the reorganization which 
greatly affected their lives. 

A group of students and other con- 
cerned persons came together in sup- 
port of Gary M. Tartakov, an Art Histo- 
ry professor who was released from 
the University staff and denied tenure 
in May, 1975. Tartakov began the pro- 
cess of appealing the decision through 
the Massachusetts Teacher's Associ- 
ation this spring, before his contract 
ran out in May. Tartakov said he was 
appealing the decision made to release 
him on legal grounds and has charged 
that the provost's office did not follow 
University policy in his case. According 

to Tartakov, University policy for grant- 
ing tenure requires an institutional 
need for that professor's field, accept- 
able teaching ability, a degree of pro- 
fessionalism which is determined by 
his peers, and his past service to the 
University, including whether or not he 
has published. Tartakov was unani- 
mously recommended for tenure by 
his associates in the Art History de- 
partment and by the dean, Jeremiah 
M. Allen. According to Tartakov, it is 
also University policy that when a high- 
er authority overturns a decision by a 

lower one, it must "explain at length" 
its decision. Tartakov was told by Rob- 
ert L. Gluckstern, who was provost 
when the decision was made, that poor 
student evaluation of his teaching abili- 
ty was the reason for his release and 
had been given no further explanation. 
Tartakov and his supporters asserted 
that the reason for the decision was 
due to the professor's political views 
and past involvement in anti-war 

The legendary 51 year old French 
mime. Marcel Marceau, performed 
three shows to capacity crowds in the 
Fine Arts Center concert hall. Marceau 
played over twenty style pantomimes', 
and "Bip" pantomimes, which fea- 
tured his original character "Bip", a 
clown dressed in a striped pullover and 
battered beflowered opera hat. Audi- 
ences responded with standing ova- 
tions and pleas for encores. 

Marceau explained in an interview 

why he has played so many colleges 
and universities. "I love the university 
world because young people have illu- 
sions and dreams, and dreams come 
true. This is the power of youth. But 
something happens to them when they 
get outside. They stop dreaming. We 
need more and more dreamers." When 
asked what mime is, Marceau de- 
scribed the art as "creating the invisi- 
ble visible." 

Daniel Smith 

Eight hundred students participated 
in a demonstration in front of the li- 
brary, the location of a Board of Trust- 
ees meeting. Students were protesting 
the Trustees' voting through of a 
planned fund transfer from the Resi- 
dence Hall Trust Fund to purchase 8.8 
acres of land near Fraternity-Sorority 
Park. The Legal Services Office began 
working immediately with seven stu- 
dents who were acting as plaintiffs to 
bring suit against the trustees for their 

During the demonstration, two stu- 
dents, (left, with lawyer James Starr) 
were arrested by campus police for dis- 
turbing the peace, and two campus se- 
curity guards were reported injured. 
See pages 56-57 for a photo essay on 
the protest. 

David OIken 

A total of $52,577 was pledged as a 
result of the Third Annual Student 

Phonothon, Director Steven Sadler an- 
nounced. That amount was a 31 per- 
cent increase over last year's total. 
During the nine-week phonothon which 
operated from telephones installed in 
Memorial Hall, over 500 volunteers 

called 26,912 alumni, out of which 
9,450 were reached and 3,896 gave 
pledges. The money raised will go to- 
ward Alumni scholarships for students, 
special academic programs, library ac- 
quisitions, athletics, and faculty-relat- 
ed projects such as "growth grants." 

Oil ministers kidnapping • Red Sox win the pennant • Massachusetts Gun Law • right-to-life • Kojak • Al Pacini 

44 News of the Year 

students and faculty of the 
Communications Disorders de- 
partment met to discuss a deci- 
sion by the department faculty to 
refuse to sponsor 35 students in 
the Outreach Program for the fall. 
Four proposals were presented to 
the faculty by the department un- 
dergraduates, among them, one 
was to assure student input in fac- 
ulty decisions. Faculty had failed 
to involve students in the decision 
on Outreach. According to Facul- 
ty Senate Secretary David A. 
Booth, faculty does have "prima- 
ry responsibility" in academic 
matters, and as head of the Com- 
munications Disorders depart- 
ment, E. Harris Nober, explained, 
the department did not have 
enough faculty to commit to the 
providing of careful supervision of 
student interns in Outreach. 

Earthfoods, a student-run non- 
profit, vegetarian restaurant was es- 
tablished on campus in the Colonial 
Lounge with a staff of 15-20 work- 
ers. The restaurant served one vege- 
tarian meal a day which varied on a 
daily basis. According to Kristen Mc- 
Cormack, an Earthfoods staff mem- 
ber, there had been opposition from 
Saga Food Company and the admin- 
istration was reluctant to its open- 

John Cross and John Adams com- 
prised the first UMass debate team 

to receive an at-large bid to the Na- 
tional Debate Tournament, and the 
first team from UMass to compete in 
the Nationals three times. In prep- 
aration for the Nationals, Cross and 
Adams put in three hours a day dur- 
ing the week and 10 hours each day 
on Saturday and Sunday. The de- 
bate topic for this year was "Land 
Use". Cross and Adams' case was 
the reduction of air pollution. 

Stuart Eyman 

Sigma Alpha Mu held its fourth 
annual Water Dunk to benefit heart 
research. For 25 cents, a participant 
earned three basketball throws at a 
target. A direct hit would douse vol- 
unteers with water. A new "victim" 
was under the bucket every half 
hour. Head Football Coach Dick 
MacPherson (pictured at left) was 
one of the individuals featured at the 

All donations were sent to the 
Western Massachusetts Chapter of 
the American Heart Association to 
aid in the research, education, and 
community service carried on there. 

• Fear of Flyin 

Washington Fringe Benefit • 

News of the Year 45 

A crowd of about 1300 were enter- 
tained by the Aztec Two Step band in 
the Fine Arts Center concert hall. The 
show consisted of some of the group's 
new material as well as a number of old 
favorites. Aztec Two Step members 
Neil Shulman and Rex Fowler re- 
marked that they liked performing at 
UMass and would love to come back. 

This concert marked the first stu- 
dent-run event in the concert hall. 
Thatcher House sponsored the con- 

Daniel Smith (2) 

Much controversy surrounded the 
proposed three and one-half mile 
Northeast Bypass scheduled to be un- 
der construction this summer. The Am- 
herst Town Meeting in May could de- 
cide the life or death of the project — 
for without town approval, it may be 
scrapped. The town of Amherst was 
asked by a number of concerned indi- 
viduals to reconsider their 1973 ap- 
proval of the bypass. University plan- 
ners called the one-half mile stretch of 
North Pleasant Street between the 
Fine Arts Center and Graduate Re- 

search Building a safety hazard for Uni- 
versity students; whereas, some Am- 
herst residents viewed the proposed 
bypass as the creator of another safety 
hazard. The route for the new road 
would run between Marks Meadow 
School (below) and a number of apart- 
ment complexes. Parents of children 
who attend Marks Meadow School 
were concerned for the more than 160 
children who would have to cross the 
bypass everyday to go to school. Other 
concern stemmed from the disbelief 
that the bypass would fulfill one of its 

major purposes which is to provide a 
faster route for commuters traveling to 
the University commuter parking lots 
from southeast Amherst. Students 
feared that with the North Pleasant 
Street stretch closed, and new bus 
routes remote from classrooms and 
dormitories, rape and crimes at night 
would increase due to inadequate light- 
ing and security. Sylvan Area Govern- 
ment, the Commuter Collective, and 
the undergraduate Student Senate 
voted to oppose the bypass. 

Daniel Smith 

Inquiries by a police detective into 
the identification of students in photo- 
graphs of the Whitmore Administration 
Building protest rally led to concern 
over possible police undercover sur- 
veillance of students. UMass officials 
acknowledged that they were conduct- 
ing a criminal investigation to identify 
persons who allegedly assaulted police 
officers at the protest in front of the 
library. David L. Johnston, director of 
the campus Department of Public Safe- 
ty, assured students that no photo- 
graphs had been taken prior to the 
Whitmore protest rally, and those that 
had been taken at the rally were only 
to aid police in a criminal investigation. 

Andy Bernstein 






The showing of the R-rated movie 
Truck Stop Women by Butterfield Arts 
Group (BAG) aroused the formation of 
the Ad Hoc Committee Against Sexist 
Pornography. In reaction to the ap- 
proximately 20 people, founders of this 
new committee, who picketed the pub- 
licity and ticketsales table for the mov- 
ie, and later the showing of the movie 
itself, members of BAG explained that 
"Truck Stop Women" was not a porno- 
graphic film, but rather a satire on por- 
nography which pointed out the ridicu- 
lousness of sex-dominance. BAG was 
sponsoring the movie to raise money 
to pay off a $600 debt, which if not 
erased soon would entail the losing of 
their film-making equipment. The pro- 
testers believed the movie to be op- 
pressive and felt it should not be shown 
on campus. 

Thrilla in Manila • Portugese dictatorship falls • the uncommited vote • Carter wins nomination • Doonesbury 

News of the Year 47 

Twenty-one competitors from 14 
colleges met at Boyden Gym for the 
New England Collegiate Champion- 
ship in weight-lifting. UMass won the 
team title for the second year in the 
existence of the collegiate cup. A num- 
ber of the UMass lifters distinguished 
themselves. Heavyweight Eric Wise- 
man, middleheavyweight John Connol- 
ly, lightheavyweight Brian Wiseman, 
and middleweight Chuck Stickney all 
placed in their competitions. Lifter 
Doug Cooney not only won the middle- 
heavyweight competition, but also set 
two New England collegiate records. 
Cooney lifted 280 pounds in the 
snatch, and elevated 340 pounds in the 
jerk, which brought him one step clos- 
er to the Olympics. 

Over 500 people attended the Inter- 
national Festival organized by the In- 
ternational Student Organization, a 
Recognized Student Organization open 
to both foreign and American students. 
The purpose of the fair was to expose 
UMass students to foreign cultures, 
and to permit foreign students to meet 
as a group. 

A variety of activities took place in 
the Campus Center Auditorium which 
was decorated with posters, pictures 
and flags from all over the world. Mov- 
ies on loan from the embassies of sev- 
eral countries were shown. There were 
slide-shows of cities and towns around 
the globe. Many foreign students dis- 
played clothing and handmade articles, 
and served food from their native 

Among the events at the fair was the 
Five College International Folk Dancing 
Club's performance of a variety of in- 
ternational dances. Also, music of 
many different native origins was fea- 
tured, and foreign students spoke 
about their home countries. An Inter- 
national Disco-Dance concluded the 

Daniel Smith (2) 

For the first time since its inception 
in 1956, the date of Spring Day was not 
kept a secret beforehand. Beta Chi fra- 
ternity's early announcement of the 
event led to record consumption — 
120 kegs of beer, 5,000 hot dogs and 
rolls, 200 pounds of peanuts, and over 
15 cases of soda. The crowd of over 
5,000, rated by Beta Chi member Fitz- 
maurice Kelley as the largest ever at 
Spring Day, was entertained by Tu- 
pelo, Good Thunder, Big Screamin' 
McGrew, and Super Sauce, four bands 
provided by the Commuter Collective. 

Elizabeth Seton canonized • Skylab • political Olympiad • Rolling Stones on tour • SLA • Saigon evacuation 

News of the Year 

A delegation of students presented 
Chancellor Randolph W. Bromery with 
5,000 signatures in support of four 
demands concerning political repres- 
sion on campus, and demanded that 
the University act to resolve the issues. 
The four demands were that the Uni- 
versity intercede on behalf of Craemen 

Gethers and Earl Brown, that Gary Tar- 
takov be reinstated with tenure as a 
member of the art department, that 
charges be dropped against the two 
students arrested at the library rally, 
and that a public explanation be given 
concerning the investigation into stu- 
dents' records. According to Mike Al- 

bert, an economics professor and spo- 
kesperson for the group, the negotia- 
tions ended with "a feeling of some 
accomplishment around the last two 
demands" and "a little clarification 
and hope around the first two — that 
growing pressure could reverse the 

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After two years of negotiations be- 
tween the UMass Tenants Association 

(UMTA) and the administration, an 
agreement was reached. The Board of 
Trustees would accept cooperative 
management of the married student 
housing as long as approval was given 

by the State Building Authority and a 
majority of tenants residing in the 
three buildings of married student 
housing. The cooperative would take 
over management of the almost 400 
units for fiscal 1977. Approval was not 
granted by a majority of the tenants. 

however. Out of 382 occupied apart- 
ments, affirmative votes were needed 
from 192 of them. There were 146 
votes for the co-op, 89 against, and 
147 abstentions. 

The plan had been that a resident 
who chose to be a member of the co- 
op would purchase at least one share 
of stock, give one hour per month of 
his time working for the UMTA, and 
have one vote in co-op business. Pat- 
rick Walker, spokesperson for the 
UMTA, explained the purposes for a co- 
op as control of efficiency, ability to 
create a feeling of community by work- 
ing together, and the educational ex- 
perience of integrating theory and 
practice. A number of tenants had par- 
ticipated in two rent strikes during 
those two years of negotiations in or- 
der to attain approval of the cooperat- 
ive. In reaction to the tenants' vote, 
Walker stated that there was more 
work to be done. The agreement did 
represent the first contract transacted 
between students and the Board of 
Trustees which laid the groundwork, 
both legal and organizational, for other 
such contracts. 

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nuclear power 

Bunker Hill 

wholesale price index 


News of the Year 49 


"UMass Habitat I" is the name of the 
first house to use both solar and wind 
power to generate heat. Built by stu- 
dents and faculty, the house was de- 
signed to utilize minimal requirements 
of energy. The main purpose of the 
project was to demonstrate the feasi- 
bility of heating a home in the New 
England climate without using fossil 
fuels. The project has been supervised 
through several of the engineering de- 

partments, and was initially developed 
by William Heronomous, a professor in 
the Civil Engineering department. 
Funded by a grant from the National 
Science Foundation, "Habitat I" has 
been scheduled for completion during 
late 1976. 

Ten solar collectors positioned on 
the sides of the house between the 
windows would provide half of the 
heating system. A not yet completed, 

Daniel Smith 
1600 pound windmill would be utilized 
to supply the remaining energy needs. 
The two inexhaustible energy systems 
have been designed to work simulta- 
neously, although each may be operat- 
ed at separate times in the house. 
Methods for the conservation of heat, 
and storage of energy have been in- 
cluded in the plans. 

Bob Gamache 

Phi Sigma Kappa drew crowds to their seven-hour long 
Schlitz-a-rama which provided music by Fate, and a con- 
stant flow of beer for the participants. 



A crowd which varied from 3,500 to 4,000 
were entertained at the Spring Concert for 
10 hours by six bands and the Locomotion 
Circus. Eastern Mountain Concerts, the RSO 
group which sponsored the event, present- 
ed Reliable Music, Johanna Wild, The Fabu- 
lous Rhinestones, Prism, Elliot Murphy, and 
The James Cotton Band, whose appearance 
was delayed and almost cancelled. The con- 
ditions for the concert were unfavorable — 
extremely windy, threatening clouds, and 
mud abounded — for the third consecutive 

Daniel Smith (5) 

The Office of Residential Life (ORL) 
withdrew its proposal for junior ex- 
emptions from on-campus housing for 

the fall semester. Daniel Fitzpatrick, di- 
rector of ORL, explained that campus 
housing couldn't continue to run at its 
present level. The University would 
need $3.5 million more just to catch up 
on plans for renovations, and mainte- 
nance and custodial services. To main- 
tain an austerity budget, students 
would have to pay one way or another, 
either by rent Increases, or service cur- 
tailments. Juniors would be needed to 
keep the occupancy rate high, there- 
fore, providing the University with the 
maximum rent money possible for 
maintenance and renovation costs. 

• Joe Namath • Betty Ford 

News of the Year 51 



Daniel Smith 

Members of the Veterans Coalition for 
Community Action {\/CCf^) and members 
of Beta Chi veterans fraternity demanded 
an explanation of the announced merger 
of the Veterans Affairs Office with the 
Financial Aid Office, and the dismissal of 
Veterans Affairs director Frank Cotter. 
Through meetings with Financial Aid di- 
rector Richard A. Dent who was the de- 
signer of the planned merger, a group of 
veterans expressed their disapproval of 
the changes. They felt that with this new 
reorganization, veterans would be lost in 
the shuffle in the Financial Aid Office since 
they would not be the primary concern in 
that office. Also, veterans felt that with 
the dismissal of Cotter, they would lose a 
director who knew how to deal effectively 
with vets' problems, and had much exper- 
tise and connections in veterans' affairs. 
In light of the veterans' concerns, the ad- 
ministration made "significant conces- 
sions," as the VCCA termed it, to the 
original proposal. Cotter was reappointed 
as co-director of the Veterans Affairs and 
would be working with the present Assis- 
tant Director of Veterans Affairs Steph- 
anie Bourbannais. An advisory committee 
composed of a group of veterans would 
be set up to serve as consultants in the 
distinct Veterans Affairs Office. 

The Toward Tomorrow Fair was 

the University's celebration of the 
Bicentennial. The two-day fair was 
held near the campus pond. For a 
"look into the future," turn to page 

The Board of Trustees voted affir- 
matively on a program of financial 
need-based tuition waivers to be ad- 
ministered by the financial aid office. 
Recipients of the tuition waivers 
would be students who had not re- 
ceived aid before such as middle- 
income students and those students 
who need financial aid but would not 
qualify for federal or state assis- 
tance. Waivers would also be used 
for those students who would other- 
wise be prevented from attending 
school because their federal and 
state aid would not be enough to 
cover their expenses. The program 
was developed as part of an ade- 
quate financial aid package the 
trustees tied to the scheduled tu- 
ition increase. The tuition increase 
would supply the money needed for 
the waivers. Students who already 
had received aid would have their 
increased need covered by the in- 
crease in federal aid. 

Jim Rice • George Bush • 4 billion people • the Mafia • Hurricane Carter • Rich Man. Poor Man • Jaws 

52 News of the Year 

Gerald Ford • recession 

Catfish Hunter • Nelson Rockefeller • International VVoifien's Year • 

News of the Year 53 

tiiryuf the year: 

By the fall '75 semester everyone had heard: the UMass budget would 

decrease and tuition would increase. 

Even before school started in September, UMass President Robert C. 

Wood's requested "dream" figure of $1 18 million had been slashed to $103 

million, leaving the university with serious problems. 

It was an issue that turned the average, mild-mannered UMass student 

into a sign carrying, picketing demonstrator. Students rallied with a 

vigor unseen since the sixties. 

For some, it was the principle behind state education that 

prompted their cause. State supported schools were 

supposed to give a valuable education to those who could 

not afford the high cost of private education. To them, 

the purpose was defeated if the budget was cut and 

the tuition raised. 

Governor Michael S. Dukakis said he saw the cuts 

as one of the few ways to save a financially sinking 

state. His popularity with college students was 

fading rapidly. 
When students returned to school in the fall, 
they found that UMass was running on an interim 
budget allocated monthly by the state legislature. 
There was a freeze on faculty hiring and a mid- 
September meeting of the Board of Trustees 
revealed that there might not be enough money 
to pay the faculty and staff salaries. Additional 
money had to be requested from the legislature. 
The first rally against the budget cuts, held in 
September, had a low turnout compared to 
the rallies and demonstrations held in the pre- 
vious spring, but student organizers were not 
discouraged. They explained that the function of 
this rally was to obtain volunteers to help them 

further the cause. 

UMass students were not alone. A rally in 

Boston included all the state and community colleges, 

but with UMass being the largest, the attention 

focused here. 
Despite student protest, early in September the ad- 
ministration moved funds from an account partially used for 
student work-study to an account used to pay faculty. 
The Student Senate voiced disapproval, but to no avail. 
Under the laws of fiscal autonomy, the administration was well 

within its rights. 

Rumors circulated that Wood had made a deal with the legislature 

— a raise in student tuition in exchange for an increased budget in 

future years. Wood denied the accusations, but SGA co-president 

Gavin claimed Wood had already decided on a tuition hike for 

the university. 
The House Ways and Means Committee recommended a budget 


that fell $2.5 million short of the amount Chancellor Randolph 
W. Bromery felt he needed in order to run the school without 
layoffs. Bromery said he would fight to restore his budget. 

He was among 77 administrators who voluntarily did not take a 
paycheck for the week of October third so those funds could 
be deferred to an employee checking account. 

Student power to influence the state legislature was limited. They were 
encouraged by student leaders to write their home-town 
representatives and, of course, could withhold a vote from a 
representative who did mot view UMass favorably. 

In early November, a budget of nearly $100 million was 
agreed upon for UMass. From that total, $5.5 million would 
go to the new UMass Medical School. Dukakis signed the 
budget, although it represented only a five percent cut, 
rather than the 10 percent he 
had originally called for. 

President Wood said UMass would be able to 
continue "without serious difficulties," even though the 
$100 million was $3 million short of his minimum 
request for the university. 

With the budget issue behind them, students 
turned their attention to the threat of tuition 
hikes. A rally and demonstration were held at 
the December 4 Board of Trustees meeting, when 
they were scheduled to vote on the tuition 
increase. Despite shouts and chants of students 
on the floors above and below the meeting, the 
trustees voted to gradually raise UMass tuition to 
$525 by 1978. 

When the spring semester rolled around, the 
budget and tuition issues had died. Students 
saw their power as limited, and the tuition 
hikes as inevitabje. There were no further 
demonstrations on the matter. 

Students turned their attention to internal budgetary 
matters, and kept a watchful eye on the way the 
university's money was being spent. 

At the April 7 Board of Trustees meeting, students 
protested the transfer of approximately $364,000 from a 
Resident Hall Trust Fund to purchase 8.8 acres of land, but 
students failed to get a court injunction to prevent the transfer. 

Perhaps the real story behind the facts and figures of the budget crisis 
and the tuition hikes lies in the stuggle students had even to make their 
voices be heard. The administration, and the people who hold the power in 
the university system didn't take the protests seriously. They were oblivious 
to the problems the average student has in trying to finance an education. 
The students do not have power to control what is theirs. They demonstrat- 
ed and protested, but unfortunately no one was listening. 

— Benita Pullara 

llustrations by Randy Quinn / 


One week in April: 1976 brings 

On April 7, the UMass Board of Trust- 
ees convened on the 26th floor of the 
University Library, and voted to trans- 
fer $364,000 from the Resident Hall 
Trust Fund to purchase 8.8 acres of 
land near Fraternity-Sorority Park. 
UMass President Robert C. Wood re- 
fused to have the location of the meet- 
ing changed to the Student Union Ball- 

room, thus preventing large numbers 
of students from attending the meet- 
ing. David L. Johnston, director of 
UMass' Department of Public Safety 
refused to admit students protesting 
the fund transfer into the meeting, 
saying he feared for Board members' 
safety, and claiming there was insuffi- 
cient space in the room for students. 

Meanw/hile, 26 stories below the 
meeting, 800 students protested the 
transferral of funds. Upon hearing of 
Johnston's refusal to admit more stu- 
dents to the meeting, SGA co-presi- 
dents Paul Cronin and Jay Martus, and 
Student Senate Speaker Annette Gut- 
tenberg left the meeting. Two students 
were arrested and two security guards 
were injured at the demonstration. 

Photos by Daniel Smith 

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On April 15, Vice-Chancellor for Stu- 
dent Affairs Robert Gage addressed a 
rally of 1,000 students in response to 
seven demands brought before the ad- 

ministration by students. One of the 
demands focused on the fund transfer- 
ral voted on the previous week by the 
trustees. Gage was sympathetic to the 

demands, but made no concessions. 
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The Nurses: they fought back... 
and won 

The School of Nursing faced a crisis 
in November. Dr. Ira Trail, Director of 
the Division of Nursing, explained that 
the nursing program had enough facul- 
ty to teach only one-half of the stu- 
dents. She said nursing was especially 
hard hit by budget cuts because they 
have to offer their students clinical ex- 
perience in hospitals, and hospitals re- 
quire one faculty member for every 
eleven students working there. Over 
400 students needed the clinical work, 
and there were 20 nursing faculty in 
the clinical area. The program had lost 
seven faculty last year and was unable 
to replace them due to the hiring 
freeze. Without this experience offered 
to students, the program's accredita- 
tion could also be endangered, accord- 
ing to Patty Healy, a nursing student. 
Trail emphasized the fact that outside 
federal funding, which has supplement- 
ed the program this year, will not be 
available in the future. She said, "We 
didn't anticipate the budget freeze. We 
have people willing to come but no 
money to hire them." According to 
Trail, public pressure resulted in more 
students being admitted to the pro- 
gram this year than in years before 

Daniel Smith (2) 

which has aggravated the situation. 

Nursing students organized to pro- 
tect their interests. They participated 
in a letterwriting campaign to state and 
university officials. A student commit- 
tee was elected to negotiate with the 
nursing school and the UMass adminis- 
tration. The students demanded a 
guaranteed contract from UMass as- 
suring all entering nursing students of a 
quality education with adequate clini- 
cal experience at no further cost and 
within the time designated by present 
class status, with a provision that it 
jeopardize no other non-nursing stu- 
dent, and that the administration ac- 
cept responsibility for the quality need- 
ed to insure accreditation. The admin- 
istration orally agreed to the nursing 
students' demands but would not sign 
an agreement to that effect. In re- 
sponse, having already held a protest 

march, nursing students staged a 24- 
hour candlelight march and vigil in 
front of Whitmore Administration 
Building. Following the vigil, student 
nurses received a signed statement 
from the administration guaranteeing 
that all students currently enrolled in 
the nursing programs would be able to 
complete their courses and clinical 
practice, and graduate on time. This 
was the first time students had gotten 
a written agreement assuring them of 
an education. 

Later on, Dean of Admissions, Wil- 
liam D. Tunis, announced there would 
be no new direct admissions to the 
nursing program until January of 1977. 
The freeze was necessary in order to 
assure the current nursing students of 
their education as promised in the 

• — Debbie Spahr 

The ink is i9iaclc 
tiie page is mriiite 

One of this year's most controversial 
campus news stories focused on the 
"take-over" of the offices of the Daily 
Collegian by 36 members of the Third 
World Community. 

The event made headlines in the lo- 
cal newspapers and was carried in the 
Boston Globe as well as receiving tele- 
vision coverage. 

Herewith are the major facts of the 
story as they developed, beginning 
with an incident which took place at 
the end of the fall '75 semester. 

On Sunday, December 14, members 
of the Black News Service took Colle- 
gian copy as it was en route to the 
printer. This was apparently done in 
protest over lack of editorial space for 
their stories in the next day's edition of 
the paper, although the service had 
been alloted space, according to a 
front page story in the December 15 
edition of the Collegian. The cause of 
the problem was that the request for 
particular space in the paper by the 
Black Affairs Editor and two other 
members of the Third World could not 
be met due to logistics of the layout of 
the paper. 

Stories, including the ones sched- 
uled for publication by Black Affairs, 
photographs, and ads were taken and 
not returned, forcing the Collegian to 
reduce its scheduled 16 page issue to 

Due to the problem of providing 
guaranteed space in the paper for 
Third World coverage to the satisfac- 
tion of the Collegian's Black Affairs 
staff, negotiations on the matter were 
held during intersession. The result 
was the creation of Grassroots, a four 
page weekly supplement to be carried 

Dame! Smith (2) 

in every Wednesday's Collegian. The 
purpose of the supplement was to in- 
form and represent the Third World 
Community, and to deal with issues 
concerning its members. 

On the afternoon of Tuesday, Febru- 
ary 24. Collegian Managing Editor 
Charles O'Connor fired Black Affairs 
Editor Rick Scott Gordon and Assistant 
Black Affairs Editor Abdul Malik, who 
were responsible for the production of 
Grassroots. The firing was termed a 
"management decision" by the Colle- 
gian, while Gordon and Malik charged 
that the firing had "racial overtones." 

The Collegian Board of Editors con- 
vened later that day to vote on wheth- 
er or not to uphold O'Connor's deci- 
sion but were interrupted shortly after 
8 p.m. when 36 Black, Asian, and His- 
panic students evicted staffers from 
the office in protest of the firings of 
Gordon and Malik. 

Only Editor-in-Chief William Mills and 
three other staff members remained in 
the office. The protesters covered the 
office windows with old newspapers 
and pasted up signs saying the take- 
over would last five hours. 

A student reporter who witnessed 
the incident said staff members were 
asked to leave for their personal safe- 

The group left the offices around 
midnight, and there were no injuries. 

The Collegian was compiled at an- 
other location by evicted staff mem- 
bers and arrived on campus as sched- 
uled the next morning. 

The following day, February 25, the 
Collegian Board of Editors reconvened 
and voted to uphold O'Connor's deci- 
sion to fire the editors. Collegian edi- 
tors said they were dismissing two peo- 
ple, not abolishing their positions, and 
a new Black Affairs Editor and assistant 
would be appointed. Gordon and Malik 
maintained that their dismissal was "il- 

Negotiations involving the Collegian, 
Grassroots, and members of the Stu- 
dent Senate followed the incident. Vice 
Chancellor Robert Gage appointed As- 
sociate Dean of Student Affairs O.C. 
Bobby Daniels as mediator, according 
to Mills. 

The outcome of the talks was the 
acceptance of the Joint Distribution 
Plan, a document drawn up by Mills. 
The plan called for Grassroots to be 
distributed in the first issue of the Col- 
legian every week, until the end of the 
semester, at which time there would 
be a reassessment of the situation. 
Grassroots would also disavow any re- 
presentation of the Collegian's point of 
view, and the editors of the publication 
would be responsible only to the Third 
World Community. 

In addition, a new Black Affairs Editor 
and assistant were appointed to the 
Collegian staff to insure daily coverage 
of Third World news. 

By the end of the semester no per- 
manent resolutions had been made 
concerning the situation. 

— P.J. Prokop 

News of the Year 59 

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Eleven years and $16.3 million 
later, the Fine Arts Center opened 
its doors to an inaugural crowd of 
2,000 people — guests, trustees, 
faculty. Valley residents, and stu- 
dents. Seiji Ozawa conducted the 
Boston Symphony Orchestra 
(BSO) in the first of two inaugural 
performances. Before the con- 
cert, the University Brass Choir 
and Trumpet Ensemble played in 
an outdoor performance before 
those assembled at the concert 
hall's main doors. The BSO con- 
cert consisted of works by Re- 
spighi and Mahler. In a brief cere- 
mony held after intermission, 
president Robert C. Wood con- 
ferred the honorary degree of 
Doctor of Music onto Ozawa. 

Arthur Fielder conducted the 
Boston Pops the following even- 
ing in the Center's second inaugu- 
ral event. The program featured 
Walter M. Chestnut, trumpet solo- 
ist and associate professor of mu- 
sic at UMass. 

Over 200 students rallied in 
front of the main entrance to the 
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 
holding a "People's Celebration" 
of the Center's grand opening on 
Friday, October 10. 

The rally was sponsored by the 
Student Action Committee (SAC) 
in protest to the fact that "stu- 
dents do not have significant con- 
trol over setting priorities for the 
use of funds," according to leaf- 
lets passed out by the demonstra- 

The rally began at 8 p.m., just 
as the performance inside the 
Concert Hall was beginning. 

There was no violence and the 
performance was not interrupted. 

An SAC spokesman comment- 
ed on the 250 tickets Chancellor 
Bromery received for the open- 
ing, while many UMass students 
were unable to acquire tickets. 
"Chancellor Bromery had a 
$60,000 budget for the Fine Arts 
opening. He received 250 tickets, 
which would cost about $1500, 
enough to buy three 3-credit 
courses in Southwest," the 
spokesman said. 

News of the Year 61 

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62 News of the Year 


Future was the focus — along with a 
progressive, positive attitude. 

The Toward Tomorrow Fair, a pro- 
ject of the UMass Bicentennial Com- 
mittee, was a refreshing contrast to 
this year's string of historical events 
and reflections on our nation's past. 

The weekend fair was graced with 
pleasant June weather and approxi- 
mately 17.000 visitors, who caught a 
glimpse of things to come. 

A seemingly endless array of ■;alter- 
natives" were in evidence — 200 ex- 
hibitors, 40 craft booths, and 75 speak- 
ers offered insights and different ways 
of doing everything from heating 
homes and water using solar energy to 
cooking hot dogs with it. 

Exhibitors demonstrated a "tree 
harvester" and explained the advan- 
tages of returning to wood for heating, 
while and 18-foot-high "windmill" 
whirred in the wind as meters regis- 
tered the amount of electricity being 
generated by it. 

Vendors offered a variety of edibles 
— tacos and burritos, wine and 


cheese, herb tea, vegetarian sand- 
wiches — as well as the usual fare. 
Beside the campus pond, there was en- 
tertainment in the form of juggling and 
folk-singing which added to the easy- 
paced, festive atmosphere. 

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader 
made two speeches on the first day of 
the fair to capacity crowds in the Stu- 
dent Union Ballroom and the Campus 
Center Auditorium. Nader spoke on 
"Citizen Involvement in the Future," 
and "U.S. Energy Policies." 

His first speech dealt with several to- 
pics, including the power held by cor- 
porate leaders. He also spoke of the 
problems concerning our country's 
communications systems saying, "The 
airwaves are controlled by large net- 
works, corporations. We've lost control 
of our communication systems." 

He opened his second presentation 
saying, "Power determines energy." 
Nader went on to say, "Corporations 
thrive on inefficiency," and while on 
the topic of solar energy added, "The 
only way big business is going to accept 

solar energy is if they can control the 

The large crowds at his speeches 
were receptive and interested, often 
interupting him with applause. 

"Conservation is one of the lowest 
priorities of our energy policy in Wash- 
ington, when it should be one of the 
highest," he said. 

Nader commented on the fair at a 
press conference following his second 
speech saying, "I think the fair is a 
beautiful example of an emerging cul- 
ture in this country." 

A number of other controversial 
speakers also made themselves heard 
at the fair. Sam Lovejoy spoke on "The 
Policies of Nuclear Power." He was in- 
volved in a case of Civil Disobedience in 
February of 1974 when he destroyed a 
Western Massachusetts Electric Com- 
pany weather tower in Montague. He 
was later acquitted due to a technical- 
ity concerning property ownership. 

Gus Hall, Secretary of the Commu- 
nist Party of the United States, spoke 
as that party's Presidential Candidate. 

He said, "Nobody is talking about the 
real issues of the country and the 
world. I'm here to address the issues." 

Florynce Kennedy addressed her au- 
dience in the Student Union Ballroom 
on subjects ranging from prostitution 
to socialism, and also attacked the 
high prices of consumer goods. She 
feels a move toward Socialism is nec- 
essary for people to understand how to 
attack and deal with the problems 
which affect them. 

Joyce Davidson spoke on the "Total 
Woman," arousing controversy as she 
is an anti-feminist and preaches in fa- 
vor of women servicing men, often by 
making personal sacrifices. 

Overall, the many speakers, exhibits, 
films, and demonstrations seemed to 
encourage a new attitude among those 
that attended. At least enlightened — 
if not convinced in the plans for the 
future, the visitors may have more in- 
sight about the possibilities for the fu- 
ture and be able to better realize what 
tomorrow may bring. 

— P.J. Prokop 

News of the Year 63 

"I don't pay no attqntion to those 
cats in Washington talkin' 'bout the 
economy going up or down a notch . . . 
but when Henry Ford gets busted for 
drunk.driving in a Pinto — things bad!" 

Dick Grtpry social ae 
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"We have to say the New Yes to ev- 
erything in the seventies, in contrast to 
the ho of the sixties. The movement 
was a new phenomena in the sixties. 
But now we must transcend the rage of 
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|lc and leading 
If movement. 

aniel Smith 

"The gay question is no different 
than the race question; I am seeking a 
ruling from the courts to allow^ 
sexuals in the service." ^^ : ^ 

dared his' 
legal battle. 

rce officer who de- 
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'i am living prooT or wnat can d 
done when the people are united, when 
they are determined and when they 
are resolute in forcing the enemy to 
disgorge one of their victims from their 


can militant recently paroiea trom a 
supposed frameup conviction. 

"I get $78,000 to play a game; it's 
ridiculous. It's Abner Doubleday's joke 
on society." 

"Students have enormous potential 
and tremendous resources. There is no 
excuse for full-timr " ...-.- 

not being involved,! 

' cate Ralph Nader. 

Consumer advo- 

: "A wiser, more disillusioned genera- 
tion of public servants is responsible 
for the continued leaking of classf"^"" 
information in Washington." I 

'Schorr, suspended CBS fi 

"I know what hate can do. I refuse to 
hate. I'm never going to stoop low to 

:ev. Martin Luther King Sr., father of 
the slain civil rights leader. 

Daniel Smi 

"If you had gone to Mars in 1963 and 
just returned, you would swear this is a 
different country. The last time we had 
a people's election unaffected by bul- 
lets, was 1956. And for many of you 
here in thi; 
whole lifetit 

Mark Lane, lawyer, au- 
thor, atrd^crusading authority on the 
murder of John F. Kennedy..^ 

TLhe Next President 

D.iniol Smith (2) 


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Democratic Presidential candi- 
date Jimmy Carter addressed 250. 
students in Thompson Hall on Sep- 
tember 24, 1975. Carter, former 
Governor of Georgia, told his audi- 
ence, "I'm sure the Democratic 
nominee will be a peanut farmer who 
is also a nuclear physicist." 

UMass students were urged to be- 
come involved and together solve 
the problems of the nation by Morris 
Udall during his November 17 
speech here. The Arizona Represen- 
tative told 800 in the S.U.B., "The 
future will require imagination. My 
record is one of change and imagina- 

Former Oklahoma Senator Fred 
Harris brought his "new populism" 
campaign before a crowd of 1,200 in 
the S.U.B. on December 4. If elect- 
ed, the Democrat said he would try 
to make the Woody Guthrie song, 
"This Land is Your Land, This Land is 
My Land," a meaningful reality. 

68 News of the Year 

The state of Massachusetts fit in as a 
key piece ih-th'el976'Presidential puz-" 
z|e; although largely ignored, by Repub- 
'#ans Fordj,nd Reagan', {\i'&'t ^<!li^Mmi* i. 
setts primary served as a battleground 
^i^le^r ,ei,ght Democratic candidates. 
^^c^'6'i 'primary was the second in the 
'' '.ha'tten, held on March 2, the subject of ■ 
Viati6nwide attention ' and 'candidate 
concern: at least four Of the candidates | 
saw this state as the place that they ■' 
would lay solid claim to the Democratic 
Presidential nomination. 

UMass was not apart from the Mas- 
sachusetts Presidential race. Rather, 
WO years of Watergate- had created ^' 
new breeet-jpf voter, concerned about 
the issues and anxious to hear the can- 
didates give their respective stands. 
The campus was visited by no less than 
five Democratic candidates — Jimmy 
Carter, Morris Udall, Fred Harris, Sar- 
gent Shriver, and Birch Bayh all came 
to UMass to woo the 20,000 odd votes 
that live at UMass for nine TfioTifhs^df 

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The clear favofftesoJ,. students" v5'l 
the populist Fred Harris, who received 
up to sixty percent of the student vote. 
It was not enough fo,t Harris, and his 
disappointed supporters. Harris fin- 
ished a distant and dismal fifth in Mas- 

The winner of the Massachusetts pri- 
mary was Senator Henry "Scoop" 
Jackson, who celebrated his victory m, 
.Boslon with a wH#-p-arty and a claim to 
a "broad new constituency" of north- 
ern industrial states. The claim turned 
out td be premature and somewhat 
presumptuous — Jackson was outc^ 
the race by the first week in May.' 
-'The most surprising showing of all 
was that of Alabama Governor George 
Wallace, who campaigned hard in what 
fc was decidedly foreign turf. His rallies 
^often required him to make two or 
three speeches and people in North- 
ampton arid Chicopee waited for up to 
an hour to hearJA/allace give his unique 


Debbie Schafer 

of the United States 

speil. Wallace hoped to win 
afy, and finished a strong 
third, as his oncef'die-hard supporters 
crossed over to candidates like Jimmy 
Carter and Henry Jackson 

Carter appeared in Massai§JS^iS^l$: 
fresh from his upstart victory in 
Hampshire. He claimed Massachusetts 
^_was-not high on his~prJprity list, and 
that attitude was reflected in his show- 
ing. This was the first state to break his 
winning streak as he finished in fourth 

The proverbial second place finisher, 

Worris Udall, lived up to his reputation 

-Massachusetts. He was the clear fa- 

-■••-:■ vorite of the liberal wing of the Demo- 

tr'gtic Party in this state, which, for 

- better or worse, was clearly not the 

*" btfonghold it once was. The only state 

that supported George McGovern 

could do no better than offer the liberal 

Udall some 20 percent of the vote. 

Indiana Senator Birch Bayh came 
here with the hope of launching his 
own ' R?,<^.i<}ent+aU-ife^»|^agon. Early 
ol}s had' srtSw^''Jji4t3^to be strong 
among Democrats lookir^'for"^ 
dential candidate. The combination of 
a late start and poor campaign devas- 
tated Bayh — he could only manage 
^^ight per^Bt.&f-th«-:S«^t^^^ that was 
H|pie- beginning , of the endmTnis Presi- 
r^ dential hopes. 

Sargent SHriver also had hoped to 
capture the hearts and votes of the 
citizens of Massachusetts. He stressed 
his conneGtkJrt with the Kerm^dy family 
and impressed a lot of people with an 
aggressive one to one campaign. It was 
not enough. Shriver finished at the bot- 
tom of the pack, his only consolation 
being that he tied Bayh's percentage. 
So, if jiQthing else,,,Massachusetts 
served as a "thinning oul" ground for 
'^ the crowded Democratic field. After 
>>,.»tJiif!,dust cleared, only Jackson, Carter, 
and Udall were considered to be seri- 
ous candidates^ ^^ 
(continued on next page) 

In his fourth bid for the Presiden- 
cy, Alabama Governor George Wal- 
lace drew a crowd of 2,000 in North- 
ampton on February 25. He disput- 
ed the notion that he is an extremist 
in the Democratic party and said, 
"All the Democratic candidates are 
saying in '76 what I said in '68." 

News of the Year 69 


President Gerald Ford garnered an 
easy Republican victory in the Massachu- 
setts primary over contender Ronald 
Reagan. Although rumors cir-culated on 
campus that Ford was planning to speak 
at UMass; the visit never materialized. He 
was described as being "pleased by the 
outcome" in the primary here. 

''Jay Saret 


For th'eJraJ|t,p.'art, UMass students 
expressed an interest in the. campaign 
but mainly stayed away from the polis 
on election day. Due in part to apathy, 
and the fact that many students are 
registered at home and not in Amherst, 
the powerful student vote that five can- 
didates tried to win at UMass never 

There was a considerable a.rrioynt of 
political activity, however. E^ch of the- 
five candidates that visited the campus 
also had a UMass or five college organi- 
zation which tried to drum up support 
from a sometimes disinterested elec- 

The only rumblings from the Republi- 
can race, which was won -easily by 
President Ford, directly involved 
UMass. Three days before the primary, 
rumor abounded that the President 

:r|¥<3jjld visit UMass for a speec h. The .^ 

campus was in fact visited by Secret ^ 
Service men, who checked out security f 
details and met with UMass officials. It 
was decided, though, that the Presi- * 
dent would not come to UMass. Thei-.*^— 
Secret Service said that Curry Hicks 
Cage, the only suitable place for the 
President to speak, was a security risk. 
In addition. Ford was not mounting an 
active campaign in Massachusetts and 
would be likely to meet a hostile atmo- 
sphere if he spoke at UMass. 

Birch Bayh's December 12 ap- 
pearance at UMass was heralded 
by a capacity crowd in Bowker 
Auditorium, where the Indiana 
Senator said, "I want to get Gerry 
Ford retired and I want to put a 
Democrat in there." 

Daniel Smith (3) 

70 News of the Year 

Perhaps more interesting to people 
^^han- thexandidates themselves was 
iKhe media that surrounded them 

came from far and near, the heavy hit- 
ters and the locals, all trying to cover 
the campaign from a new angle. Walter 
Cronkite, Barbara Walters, and David 
■ '■ ' D riTTkleyan spent a week covering the 
Massachusetts campaign, and these 
people, who have become much more 
than reporters in our electronic age, 
were hounded by autograph seekers 
mGre4h.an_the candidates themselves. 
It was not an unusual sighrt^^'seHijeo- 
ple pointing at the TV stars, remarking 
how "different they look" with wide- 
eyed admiration. 

Regardless of the outcome of this 
Presiderttia^ election, Massachusetts 
played a part in the process." The state 
has been wracked by a divisive bussing 
r-ogram in Boston, hit hard by taxes, 
cluttered witfl industry . In 1976, the 
voters of this state proved themselves 
once again to be the most astute of all 
^^yxtefs, certainly the most political, and 
probably the most responsible. Massa- 
chusetts did not vote for the winner 
among the Democrats, at leastjn the 
order of finish, but they did prove 
themselves to be sophisticated voters 
— somewhat hard to please — but 
clearly worth the effort that all involved 

'^^ '"■ ™ ~— Paul Bradley 

Presidential hopeful R. Sargent 
Shriver spoke to 400 in the S.U.B. a 
week before the March 2 Massachu- 
setts primary. The former director 
of the Peace Corps and VISTA ap- 
pealed to students to get involved in 
the election process saying the na- 
tion's decisions "are up to you." 

Daniel Smith 

Former California Governor Ron- 
ald Reagan, Ford's only declared op- 
position for the Republican nomina- 
tion, said he "does not have a nar- 
row ideological base" of supporters. 
His losses in the early primaries 
seemed to prove to the contrary. 


News of the Year 71 

peaJking o: 

ii elect 





S.G.A. Pre, 


10-6 "UESOAyr. 


Bob Gamache 

UMass held its first popular election 

In the first campus-wide popular 
election for the office of Student Gov- 
ernment Association (SGA) president, 
co-candidates Ellen Gavin and Henry 
Ragin emerged victorious over con- 
tenders Kenneth Somers and Craig 

It was estimated that approximately 
6,000 students participated in the Oc- 
tober 8 election, with the commuter 
vote deciding the outcome of the close 
race between Gavin-Ragin and Somers. 
Somers did not ask for a recount. 

The newly elected co-presidents in- 
terpreted their win as a "mandate for 
student unionization," which was a ma- 
jor issue in their campaign. 

Ragin, who had made two previous 
unsuccessful bids for the presidency 
said on election night, "We won't be 
spending all our time in the Student 
Union building, but instead we'll be 
where it's at." 

Gavin, who would act as the student 
trustee to the UMass Board of Trust- 
ees said, "This victory wasn't just ours, 
there were many people's ideas and 
energies that went into this cam- 

Somers ran his campaign on the 
platform of "improving the excellence 
of education at UMass," and said if 
elected he would try to make students 
realize it is time for them to take an 
"active role in the rights and responsi- 
bilities of their education." 

Ghidotti stressed that his goal was to 
achieve a "truly united student govern- 
ment" and said he would work toward 
the "formation of one strong student 

Election of the SGA president is nor- 
mally held in the spring, however this 

72 Student Government Association 

was a special case as John O'Keefe, 
who was elected in the spring of '75 
planned to resign, thus making the Oc- 
tober election necessary. Previously, 
SGA presidents were elected by elec- 
toral votes in the Student Senate, rath- 
er than popular vote. 

Candidates were provided with $200 
each from a $1500 budget, and were 
to spend that money for flyers and ad- 
vertising for their individual campaigns. 
They were not allowed to spend more 
than the $200 they were allocated, and 
could not accept money from any oth- 
er source to spend on their campaigns. 

All did not go smoothly in the first 
popular election, however, as two stu- 
dents were accused of destroying the 
Third World ballot box in the New Africa 
House, thus the election results were 
devoid of Third World input. Due to the 
ballot box destruction, a re-run of the 
election was held on October 20, at 
which time those votes were tallied 
into the results. 

The students accused of the destruc- 
tion — Steven Falvi and Daniel Cappe- 
lucci — were found guilty by the Stu- 
dent Judiciary on November 13 on 
three counts and one count respective- 
ly of violating the Student Code of Con- 

Bob Gamache (2) 

Presidential contenders Ken Somers, 
Craig Ghidotti, and Ellen Gavin/Henry 
Ragin declared their platforms in an open 
debate a week before the October 8 elec- 
tion. Only 65 students turned out to hear 
the candidates speak on the issues. 

Daniel Smith 

Over 6,000 UMass students came 
out to vote in the first popular election 
for SGA president. Gavin-Ragin took 
over half the vote at 3,145, followed by 
Somers with 2,489 and Ghidotti plac- 
ing third with 550 votes. These were 
the first figures released and Third 
World votes were not tallied due to th 
ballot box destruction. 

Cronin-Martus (below) won the sec- 
ond election in March with 1,765 
votes, Bruno-Gates-Jordan placed sec- 
ond at 1,088, followed by Gold with 
209, and Bishop trailing with 87. 

. . . and its second 

Paul Cronin and Jay Martus won a 
decisive victory in the second popular 
election for SGA president on March 9. 
The voter turnout for the second elec- 
tion was roughly half that of the first, 
bringing a comment from Cronin on 
the situation, "I'm a little sad at the low 
turnout. We want now to regenerate 
interest in SGA. We want to get it back 
together again." 

Cronin-Martus led the field of oppo- 
nents with the team of Lucia Bruno, 
Linda Gates, and Jim Jordon second in 
vote-getting. They were followed by 
Warren Gold, third, and Donald Bishop 
who trailed in the race. 

Cronin-Martus said they were not in 
resistance to the union drive, but want- 
ed to concentrate on the academic 

Steve Polansky 

Gavin expressed concern as to how 
the newly elected co-presidents would 
handle the issue of student unioniza- 
tion, and questioned whether or not 
they would support the continuance of 
the Student Organizing Project (SOP), 
while John Fisher, project coordinator 
of the SOP congratulated the winners 
on a well-run election, and said he was 
looking forward to working with them 
on unionization. 

Jordan, of the Bruno-Gates-Jordan 
candidacy commented on the election 
results, saying he felt the election was 
"made a shambles in the media." Jor- 
dan also said the issue of unionization 
was clouded and "the voters weren't 
clear on who the union candidate 

— P.J. Prokop 

Student Government Association 73 


When it all started, I had at least a 
little enthusiasm in becoming a sena- 
tor. As time passed, my degree of en- 
thusiasm decreased. An important rea- 
son for this was the slow, deliberate, 
parliamentary procedure which the 
senate uses to structure its meetings. 
Hours of debate are wasted in repeat- 
ing issues which have already been 
brought up, and in bringing up issues 
which have nothing to do with the topic 
of debate. The senate doesn't use its 
committees as effectively as it should. 
There are four standing committees on 
the senate; Budgets, Rents and Fees, 
Finance, and Governmental Affairs. 
Each of these committees deals with 
issues concerning its particular func- 
tion. There have been many instances 
when the senate has overturned a rec- 
ommendation of a committee. Is this 
the democratic process at work? If 
committees don't have power, why 
have committees? 

These are not the main reasons for 
the decline of interest which I noticed 
pervades the senate in the course of a 
year. After I realized that students 
have no real power on this campus, 
and the frustration which accompanies 
that realization, I found it very difficult 

74 Student Senate 

i^m€%njl| iJniDjUitjl 

to keep my interest level high. Motions 
are brought to the senate, discussed 
for hours and voted on, yet the entire 
proceedings prove meaningless be- 
cause after the motion is voted on, it 
remains stagnant. In my opinion, the 
administration regards motions passed 
as 'recommendations' when they 
agree with them, and as 'valuable stu- 
dent input' when they disagree. The 
truth is students have no input in the 
decision-making of this university. As 
long as students are not decision-mak- 
ers, in this sense, the senate will re- 
main frustrating to its members. I think 
an effective student union would give 
us the power we should have. The way 
to make a union effective is to get in- 
volved and to make the need for a 
union known to each student, on and 
off campus. Only in this way will we 
gain what is rightfully ours, direct stu- 
dent input into university policy mat- 
ters. There is one aspect of the senate 
feel is significant in that it kept me in- 
volved for a long time. This is the ex- 
perience the senate gave me. Exper- 
ience in working along along with other 
people was a beneficial part of the sen- 
ate. It also provided good insight as to 
how the administration functions, and 
to how it sometimes doesn't. 

I think, for the most part, that the 
senate is successful in its attempt to 
assume the role of liaison between the 
student body and the administration. 
One can't deny the fact that every stu- 
dent here is affected by workings of the 
Student Government Association. 

— Peter Coyne 

Student Senate 75 

BDIC and me 

I have always felt that learning 
should be an organizing and rationaliz- 
ing exercise, something that is flexible 
in approach and multidisciplinary in 
content in order to allow the curricu- 
lum to grow with the individual and 
his/her personal goals. The Bachelor's 
Degree with Individual Concentration 
(BDIC) program has permitted me to 
maintain this stance by affording me 
the opportunity to develop an indepen- 
dent major with an area of concentra- 
tion in "Social Biology". 

Formerly a biology student, I be- 
came progressively dissatisfied with 
the narrow way science students are 
taught to think. They are trained in an 
orthodox manner, focusing primarily 
on the facts of science without being 
prompted to consider its social context 

and human value implications. This "dis- 
ciplined", single subject approach to 
education, I feel, should be replaced by 
a program that integrates the natural, 
social and behavioral sciences in order 
to evaluate realistically the kaleido- 
scope environment of issues resulting 
from the impact of accelerating tech- 
nologies, the rapid acquisition and 
spread of knowledge, and the rise and 
complexity of organzational stuctures. 
Within this spectrum, "Social Biology" 
is the "humanistic" approach to inter- 
relating and studying the ethical, politi- 
cal, and scientific ramifications and re- 
sponsibilities of advancing biological 
technologies, health care, and modern 

A program in "Social Biology" has 
provided me with adequate intellectual 
and moral foundations to deal with 
such timely issues as genetic screening 
and technology, human experimenta- 
tion, behavior modification, health 
care delivery, population control, and 
environmental ethics, so that I may as- 
sess these problems and begin thinking 
about what kinds of policies could be 
implemented to direct these "bioethi- 
cal" issues in a socially beneficial di- 

The fully integrated curriculum that 
has allowed me to attack these prob- 

Robert Gamache 
lems has included formal and indepen- 
dent classwork in the natural sciences, 
legal studies, philosophy, political sci- 
ence, psychology, religion, and sociolo- 
gy. I have tried to apply my ideas to the 
Five Colleges by attempting to develop 
a Five College Program in Bioethics as 
a senior thesis. Though the task in de- 
signing a cooperative program has 
been difficult, even frustrating (in fact, I 
do not expect a full scale program to 
be incorporated), I have felt great sat- 
isfaction in enlightening many people 
to think about the issues of "Social Bi- 
ology". For instance, the success of 
the two-day Legal Studies Symposium 
on law, science, and ethics, and the 
three-day Northeast Undergraduate 
Conference on Bioethics, two pro- 
grams which I developed as aspects of 
my thesis had a profound impact on 
many students, professionals, and lay- 

These programs and my own exper- 
iences as a BDIC student demonstrates 
the importance of "Social Biology" as 
a contemporary concern of today's so- 
ciety, and stresses its importance as a 
legitimate multidisciplinary academic 

BDIC worked for me. 

— Ira "Skip" Singer 

76 Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration 

On ilie r oatf to fintf out 

It all started in first grade, when I was 
pulled off the stage by my spinsterly 
teacher for pantomiming a global 
shape every time we sang the verse in 
"He's Got the Whole World in His 
Hands". We had been told to keep our 
hands by our sides, but it was impossi- 
ble for me to obey — there was a feel- 
ing inside of me that I had to express. 
At home I would recreate animated 
characters from cartoons, and choreo- 
graph scenes in an unconsciously pre- 
cise fashion, directing my childhood 
friends in their parts. 

As the years went on, my interests in 
pantomime and performance in- 
creased. Growing up in a small New 
England farming community left a lot 
to be desired in the way of cultural 
arts, but I perservered. At nine I per- 
formed Chuck Berry's hit "No Particu- 
lar Place to Go" at the town's talent 
show, which descriptive lyrics and 
"rock and roll" sound shook the 
townspeople. When I was twelve, I tried 
again to win my audience and show my 
flare as I wrote a script of "The Smoth- 
ers Brothers", adopting the character 
of Tommy, and coerced the boy down 
the road to play Dick. But again my 
tastes were too racy for the town, as 
my attempts proved futile since no one 
understood the jokes. 

Later that year my father died, 
which was reflected in my poor grades; 
I spent my time in my own fantasy 
world, writing countless numbers of 

pages in script form about supernatu- 
ral characters. But again no teacher 
appreciated my interests. 

My mother died when I was fourteen, 
completely changing my lifestyle. 
Since I didn't see eye-to eye with my 
strait-laced relatives, I left for school 
one morning with my guitar case 
packed with clothes, and never re- 

After that I lived in a series of foster 
homes, finally running away success- 
fully, and at fifteen was faring for my- 
self. I wrote a fairy tale book, and pre- 

Robert Gamache 

sented it to Donovan at a concert when 
I was sixteen. I was invited to visit his 
castle in Ireland for the New Year holi- 
days, which resulted in the motiviation 
for me to compose my own songs. 

Finally realizing my interests in per- 
forming, I went to Hollywood where I 
apprenticed in a professional theater 
house. The concensus of the actors, 
though, was that I was a mime, not an 
actor. So I went to Paris to study 
mime. I found the classical structured 
mime too rigid for my own self-styled 

movements, so I began performing 
pantomimes on the streets of Copen- 
hagen and Amsterdam. Returning to 
America, I took the job as a pantomime 
instructor in a private co-operative 
school for children ages three to 
twelve. It was at this time that I be- 
came acquainted with the University 
Without Walls (UWW) program. 
Wanting the opportunity to study, but 
coming from such an unusual educa- 
tional background, an "ordinary" col- 
lege program wouldn't have fit my 
needs. Although I hadn't had a book- 
learning high school experience, I had 
learned about the world by traveling 
between Europe and America, which 
UWW deemed to be valid learning pro- 
cess. I was accepted into the program 
with the interest of combining panto- 
mime and physical therapy for chil- 
dren. But my objectives have changed 
greatly since then; I am now gearing 
myself in the direction of performing 
and composing my own play material 
on today's social and personal state- 
ments, in musical revue and vaudville 

Some of the projects that I have 
completed since I've been in UWW are 
a film which I produced, directed, com- 
posed the soundtrack for and acted in. 
It was a short pantomime film about a 
slap-stick street dancer from the roar- 
ing Twenties. I also wrote and directed 
a musical revue called "From Street- 
dancing Tramps to Snazzy Razz-Ma- 
Tazzed Jazz", which included original 
material performed by myself and the 

I am now in the process of writing a 
musical about a musician who com- 
poses on the piano by ear, but no one 
else sees or hears the artist's visuals. I 
plan to use mime and an orchestra to 
reveal the artist's visuals to the audi- 
ence. The musical will contain different 
instruments and styles of music of the 
world woven together. All of this has 
been backed my UWW, which has sup- 
ported my individuality and connected 
me with the resources that allow my 

creativity to flow. 

— Jason Harvey 

University Without Walls 77 

PuKhing in the 

I am a senior and have been a coun- 
selor for the Committee for the Colle- 
giate Education of Black Students 
(CCEBS) for about two years. A CCEBS 
counselor/organizer relays informa- 
tion to and from CCEBS students in the 
dorms and acts as a referral for any 
problems a CCEBS student may have. 
During that time I have also been a 
painting major at UMass. In the sum- 
mer of 1975 I was involved in a pro- 
gram directed by Professor Nelson 
Stevens, called "Summer Arts 75". 
The first six weeks of this program was 
funded by CCEBS. Eight Black students 
from UMass and Nelson Stevens paint- 
ed murals on the walls of the Black 
Community in Springfield. The murals 
were a positive and relevant statement 
to the community and beautified the 
walls of the city. The program received 
much recognition for CCEBS and 
UMass and its concern about the world 
outside of the Amherst campus. It was 
one of the most unforgettable exper- 
iences in my college career. It was a 
combination of CCEBS supporting the 
minority student, the community, and 
the arts. 

Another nontraditional asset of 
CCEBS, that has in the last two years 
become traditional, is the CCEBS Fam- 
ily Day. The first Family Day was in the 
spring of 1975 and the second one was 

right direntinn 

this past May. This day, now held annu- 
ally by CCEBS, expresses the impor- 
tance of parents involvement and 
knowledge of their children's surround- 
ings at UMass as an integral part of the 
students performance and motivation 
at the university. Before Family Day, I 
was involved in going to some student 
organizations and area governments 
for money to help defray the costs of 
the event. I found that even when a 
program involves something as impor- 
tant as parents visiting this university 
for one day, I encountered many racist 
attitudes towards donating money to a 
minority organization. But Family Day 
was successful even without their do- 
nations, because on the whole, some 
student organizations helped make 
Family Day success. 

CCEBS has a lot to offer. This is not 
always realized by CCEBS students. It 
helps many students monetarily, it has 
tutorial services, career counseling, 
academic counseling, and related ser- 
vices. If CCEBS does not have what you 
need, they can refer you to someone 
who does. Many students complain 
about CCEBS and how they continually 
push for academic excellence, or they 

push too hard when such programs as 
Mandatory Study Halls (another non- 
traditional asset) are implemented. Or 
perhaps they feel a student should not 
have to maintain a certain cum to re- 
main in the CCEBS program. Whatever 
anyone else may feel on the matter, as 
a CCEBS student, I am glad that 
CCEBS is at least pushing in the right 
direction, the direction of knowledge, 
learning, and excellence. All of this is 
important for a minority student to ac- 
complish anything in an intelligent 
manner. We need knowledge for ca- 
reers as well as revolution, and if some- 
one doesn't like what is being taught 
— at least try to sift out the truth. That 
is why CCEBS gave out academic 
awards this year, to stress the impor- 
tance of why we exist. I don't agree 
with all the methods of CCEBS myself, 
but I didn't keep complaining and ig- 
noring all that they had to offer. I came 
here for a reason, to learn and to get 
my degree. I've done what I could in 
the CCEBS program, and I hope it pays 
off for my tomorrow. 

— Pam Friday 

Bob Gamache 

78 Committee for the Collegiate Education of Black Students 

Enumerar mis experiencias como parte in- 
tegrante del Program Bilingue Colegial me 
llevaria dias sin poder terminar. Trabajando 
con el Programa como parte del personal 
administrativo me ha proporcionado con los 
momentos mas gratos de mis actividades 
como estudiante subgraduado aqui en 

Un problema complejo "parece ser" el 
Jdioma. Los estudiantes hispanos entienden 
perfectamente el ingles y el espaTTol, pero a 
veces nos confundimos en cursos donde sa- 
bemos los conceptos pero los nombres son 
completamente diferentes. Toma por 
ejempi quimica. Un estudiante hispano que 
ha tornado quimica en esparTol cuando 
el/ella toma un curso en quimica aqui en la 
universidad ellos entieden perfectamente, 
pero al tomar un examen y se encuentran 
con conceptos y nombres de elementos, 
etc., no saben que hacer. Cuando uno sabe 
los conceptos v,elementos en espa'nol en un 
curso como quimica; tiende ser bastante di- 
ficil saberlos "supuestamente" en ingles. 

Esto es uno de los rnensajes mas primor- 
diales que nos gustaria que el sistema uni- 
versitario pudiera entender. Puedo recordar 
varios incidentes en donde estudiantes de 
nuestro programa han tratado de hacer 
claro este problema como los barreras que 
hay entre los idiomas. Puedo mencionan un 
estudiante que fue a pedir una baja en qui- 
mica como up ejempio claro. Este estu- 
diante intento explicarle a uno de los de- 
canos que su problema no era el idioma, que 
era los conceptos del^curso. Los decanos 
insistieron que el TENIA que tener un prob- 
lema con el idioma porque para ellos era 
impossible comprender que no pudiera ex- 
plicar los conceptos en ingles. El dilema to- 
davia esta en la etapa de resolverse. 

Por el problema arriba mencionado y mu- 
chos mis, un grupo pequeno^e estudiantes 
y una organizaci&n latino qui en la universi- 
dad (AHORA) decidieron crear el Programa 
Bilingue Colegial. El programa se ha expan- 
dido en proporciones enormes. Tenemos 
casi un total de 300 estudiantes, y nuestro 
personal pequeTTo han hecho casi milagros 
para estar al tanto y resolver nuestros prob- 
lemas que varian en lo academico hasta lo 

Como parte de neustro deber como estu- 
diantes del Programa haremos todo lo posi- 
ble por apoyarlo, para que asi pueda seguir 
su funci(^n de servir en la mejor manera po- 
sible la comunidad hispana de Western Mas- 








To number my experiences as an integral 
part of the Bilingual Collegiate Program 
would be an endless task. Working with the 
program as part of the administrative staff 
has provided me with the most rewarding 
moments of my activities as an undergrad- 
uate student here at UMass. 

Language is the major problem. Bilingual 
students understand perfectly both Spanish 
and English, but sometimes we get quite 
confused in courses where we know the con- 
cepts but the names are completely differ- 
ent. Take for example. Chemistry. A Bilin- 
gual student who has taken Chemistry in 
Spanish and then takes a Chemistry course 
here at the University may understand it 
perfectly well, but when they have to take an 
exam and find themselves with concepts 
and names of elements, they usually freak 
out! I would tool!! When you know the con- 
cepts and elements in Spanish in a course 
like chemistry, it tends to be quite difficult to 
"supposedly" know them in English. 

This is one of the major messages we 
would like to get across to the university 
system. I can recall a few instances when 
students from the Program have gone to 
make this point clear to the deans. The 
deans usually tend to mistake the problem 
with a language barrier. I can recall one stu- 
dent who went to ask for a "drop" in Chem- 
istry. He sat down and explained to the dean 
in this major college that his problem was 
not in the language but in the concepts of 
the course. The deans kept on insisting he 
must have a language problem because it 
was impossible for this person to explain the 
concepts in English. This dilemma kept on 
for weeks. 

Because of this problem and many more, 
a group of Spanish speaking students and a 
Latin organization here at UMass (AHORA) 
decided to create the Bilingual Collegiate 
Program. The program has expanded enor- 
mously. We now have close to 300 students, 
and our small staff has almost done miracles 
to cope and solve our major problems here 
at the university, which range from aca- 
demic problems to personal ones. 

Due to our personal commitment as Bilin- 
gual Collegiate students, we do our best to 
support the program, so it can continue 
serving in the best possible way the Spanish 
community of Western Massachusetts. 

Karen Qulnones 

Bilingual Collegiate Program 79 

It's never too late 

You say your life is chaos? You just 
can't get it together? 

Well, there's an organization on cam- 
pus that has been helping older stu- 
dents (25-70 years old) to do just that, 
and it's named, quite appropriately, 
C.A.O.S. (ka-as), which stands for 
Counseling Assistance for Older Stu- 

Dave Baillie, the director of C.A.O.S., 

a lot of adjustments. 

He found other older students who 
were in the same position. Together, 
they formed a task force, out of which 
C.A.O.S. was born to serve the 10,000 
students on the campus who are over 

says it all started when he first came to 
UMass in the summer of 1974, as a 37 
year old transfer student from Holyoke 
Community College. 

"I felt I just wasn't blending in," he 

Baillie had been the owner and man- 
ager of a small newspaper franchise in 
Springfield, before beginning his col- 
lege career. He says he enjoyed the 
business, but realizing it was a dead 
end, started attending night school 
with the intention of getting a degree 
and someday a job with mobility. 

Today he's a senior majoring in psy- 
chology, hoping to do his graduate 
work in the field of Educational Coun- 

He says the decision to go back to 
school and sacrifice his income had to 
be worked out with his family. And with 
six children, ranging in age from 12 
years to two months, that meant quite 

Pat Ruddy, at age 50, attacks his 
schoolwork with a vigor and enthusi- 
asm that would amaze most younger 

After graduating from Stockbridge in 
May 1975, he decided to go on to the 
four year program in hotel and restau- 
rant administration. There was only 
one catch: when his course registra- 
tion arrived, two days before school, 
he found he hadn't been scheduled for 
two of his required courses. Agair 
C.A.O.S. came to the rescue. 

Ruddy says he heard about C.A.O.S. 
through the Veteran's Office, as he 
himself is a veteran — of 23 years in 
the Navy. 

Ruddy worked aboard ships as a 
Chief Steward, ordering and preparing 
food, a job which he liked. One day he 
was told his next assignment was to be 
in Washington, where he'd have to 
sleep in a tent. Ruddy felt that after 23 
years he deserved more than a tent, so 
he left the Navy. 

Settling in Westport, Mass., he got a 
job as an ironworker, which ended ab- 
ruptly after he fell 20 feet from an iron 

beam and slipped a few discs in his 

It was then that he decided to go to 
college. He says it hasn't been easy. 

About being an older student he 

"I feel ashamed, being so much 
older than the other students." 

He tells of an incident where a girl in 
line with him at the dining commons 
asked him what right he had to be eat- 
ing there. It had never crossed her 
mind he might be a student too. 

Bob Gamache (3) 

Dee Drake, who at 38 is old enough 
to have a child of her own in college, is 
a freshman majoring in pre-law. 

It took her two years to actually de- 
cide to come back to school, after be- 
ing out of high school for 20 years. She 
says she had been interested in law 
during high school, but being a woman, 
she didn't get much encouragement. 

She came to C.A.O.S. early in the 
year with a personal problem, and 
says, "C.A.O.S. handled it so smoothly, 
the pressure was completely taken off 
in a couple of weeks." 

Drake, who says she might have quit 
school if not for the counseling she re- 
ceived, declares in a voice filled with 
intensity, "C.A.O.S. was there when I 
needed them. How many more people 
could be helped by them? It encom- 
passes more people than know about 

— Sue Blethen 

80 Counseling Assistance for Older Students 

It's probably not unusual for most 
Umies to pull an all-nighter once in a 
while, but for most members of the 
UMass Debate Union, all-nighters seem 
to be a way of life. 

Housed in venerable old South Col- 
lege, the Union has a history nearly as 
long as the University itself. Mass Ag- 
gie's first intercollegiate debate was 
against Bates College of Lewiston, 
Maine. A reception was given after the 
debate at which, according to the Col- 
lege Signal, "... music by the Orches- 
tra was dispensed." Bates won despite 
our serenade, but in another debate 
that year with Rhode Island, Massa- 
chusetts Aggie debators were the vic- 
tors. The coach of the Union in these 
early days was the mayor of the city of 
Northampton, later to become the 
thirtieth President of the United 

Daniel Smith 

States, Calvin Coolidge. 

Since those early years, the Debate 
Union has grown in size and stature to 
a point today where it is recognized as 
one of the top squads on the Eastern 
Seaboard. Under the direction of Pro- 
fessor Ronald Matlon, UMass has quali- 
fied teams for the National Debate 
Tournament for the past three years in 
a row. 

Debate is really something more 
than semi-organized argument and 
free-for-all. To the members of the 
team, debate can mean traveling for 
what seems like days in a hard seated 
van to sunny Wake Forest, North Caro- 
lina or to snowy Buffalo or Chicago. It 
means sleeping on the floor so the 
coach can have the only couch in the 
"splendid" sleeping accomadations 
the host team has provided. It means 

eating at McDonald's for so long that 
even the Dining Commons can look like 
a gourmet feast. 

But debate is also chugging that vic- 
tory beer after kicking the butt of the 
top team in the country and winning 
the tournament. It's the research skills 
you've gained so you can write that ten 
page paper in just two or three days. 
It's also the feeling you get when you 
know you've put out one hundred per- 
cent and had the best debate of your 

Debate is hard work, frustration, ex- 
hilaration, despair, and a lot of satisfac- 
tion and fun. And it's open to any stu- 
dent at UMass. If you don't know how 
to debate and want to learn, we can 
teach you. We're an activity with a pur- 

— Nicki Burnett 



are a 


Debate Team 81 

The qualify of 

Michael was being pretty difficult. We 
spent the day at a museum, looking at 
dinosaurs, monkeys, rock cases, and 
other things that Michael had probably 
never seen before. Ending up in the 
planetarium was not the best place to 
finish the day, because it requires that 
you sit quietly for at least an hour. Sur- 
prisingly, Michael paid attention to the 
narrator for about a half hour. I say 
surprisingly because I was dozing off 
myself. A few minutes later, Michael 
began kicking me, making loud noises 
and laughing, and after a while I started 
laughing too. I thought it might be a 
good idea to get us out of there, so I 
took his hand and we moved to the 
door. It was locked! Impatiently, we 
spent the rest of the lecture in the back 
of the planetarium. 

Looking back to this incident, it is 
hard for me to describe my exact feel- 
ings, but I was extremely glad we had 
gotten the chance to laugh about 
something together. This had never 
happened before. It may have been 
that after a year and a half of knowing 
Michael, we had finally gotten down to 

Until very recently, Michael lived at 
Belchertown State School. Like many 
people who first volunteer at Belcher- 
town, I expected to teach a cute little 
boy how to read and do arithmetic. 
With Michael I had a cute little boy. 
Instead of arithmetic we spent a lot of 
time coloring, playing with blocks, and 
drawing lines. Michael was probably 
more bored than I was. The problem 
was that all of our activities took place 
in his building or outside on the 

The first time I met Michael, I was 
with the Belchertown Volunteers. A 
group of us went into the Children's 
Unit and later we each ended up with a 
child to take for a walk. The first thing I 
tried to do with Michael was go down a 

slide. No matter how many times I 
would show him how much fun it was 
he would not climb up. This really 
amazed me. I naturally assumed he 
would love to play on the slide as I used 
to when I was younger. The only expla- 
nations I have for this are that he was 
trying to get me angry or he was just 
sick of sliding and he wanted no part of 

One Saturday our group went to the 
circus at UMass. I did not get to see 
any of the circus. Michael was in his 
element that day, running around the 
seats, eating popcorn and candy, and 
checking out the bathroom. He was 
really restless, and I, being a good 
brother-friend or whatever I was decid- 
ed to take him outside and talk to him 
about the dangers of not behaving in 
public places. We had a very nice talk 
with my telling Michael I did not want 
to see anymore jumping around, and 
his nodding agreement. 

Michael was sick once for two 
months, which meant we had to stay 
inside the building. Michael's sickness 
and my lack of imagination usually left 
us furious with each other after a short 
time. I hated to leave when he was 
angry so 1 usually stayed on the ward 

for awhile getting to know some other 
children. Sometimes Michael would 
come over to talk to me again and ev- 
erything would be all right. Other times 
he would ignore me until I went to him 
to say goodbye. 

In the past months, many changes 
have come to Michael's life and I have 
seen him change with them. He moved 
across the road into a new building, 
designed to prepare children for the 
community. Each child had his own 
partitioned area serving as a room, 
which, to me, was one of the most sig- 
nificant things. It was great to be able 
to ask Michael if I could hang up my 
coat in his closet or if we could talk in 
his room. It is truly an amazing exper- 
ience to be with someone who is new 
to the world because you feel as if you 
are experiencing it for the first time 
yourself. Everything we take for grant- 
ed was new for Michael, like escalators 
and bathtubs. 

The latest change to Michael's life 
happened recently when he moved 
into a group home. This is somewhat of 
a coincidence since I have just moved 
to campus for the first time. Perhaps 
we will have a lot more in common 

from now on. — Jim Quirk 

82 Belchertown Volunteers 

life on loek(Ml wards 

In the wake of the current move- 
ment toward the deinstitutionalization 
of the state hospital system, it is easy 
to forget the great many patients still 
confined to the locked wards of these 
hospitals. Everyone has their own fan- 
tasies about "mental illness" and what 
life might be like inside a mental institu- 
tion. There are, however, few ways to 
check out the validity of these assump- 
tions we all make. For example, sitting 
in your dorm lounge watching the por- 
trayal of "escaped mental patients" on 
TV cop shows and movies will be of no 
help. Courses in abnormal psychology, 
deviance, and institutions are theoreti- 
cal and therefore distant from their 
subject matter, who are real persons. 
Only by breaking the taboo, coming to 
the hospitals, and experiencing first 
hand the quality of life on locked wards 
will you know. 

Thinking back to my first Thursday 
evening visit to Northampton State, I 
remember it as a very intense exper- 
ience. During the half hour bus ride 
from campus to the hospital, I was 
both apprehensive and enthusiastic. 

When we arrived, it was dark and the 
old main building (recently closed) 
looked ancient and mysterious with its 
towers in view. 

Walking closer, I noticed the bars on 
the windows, and could hear moaning 
coming from inside. We were given a 
tour of the archaic facility, including 
the tunnels underground, where before 
the advent of modern tranquilizers pa- 
tients were secluded in small cham- 
bers. I was wondering how far we have 
progressed since that era. Finally, after 
a boring lecture on "not getting too 
close to patients", we went to visit the 
wards. I was relieved to find most pa- 
tients differed greatly from my initial 
expectations. Although some seemed 
preoccupied and indifferent, others 
were quite friendly and appeared 
starved for conversation with an out- 

Since many patients do seem at first 
quite coherent, the almost universal 
question new volunteers ask is, "Why 
are they here?" My impression now is 
that most residents, as the patients 
are euphemistically refered to, are 

Daniel Smith 
trapped in a power struggle with soci- 
ety, their families, the institution and 
themselves; and often are just too 
weak emotionally to make it on their 
own. It becomes apparent how frus- 
tratingly difficult it is, even for sea- 
soned professionals, to bring about ex- 
tensive change in the patients' lives. 
Often the most helpful approach we 
can take as students, without entering 
directly into the power struggle a pa- 
tient may be in, is to offer ourselves 
with some sympathetic human com- 
panionship not easily found in the hos- 
pital. Personally, sharing myself with a 
resident in this way has been both ex- 
tremely rewarding and equally frustrat- 
ing. We have been through times of 
little contact and lots of pain, and also 
good times sharing our interests, writ- 
ings, music, and life goals. In any event, 
I've learned many things I'll never for- 
get. I'd like to take this opportunity to 
express the patients' at Northampton 
real needs for more volunteers; I hope 
you will join us. 

— Andy Saykin 

Northampton Volunteers 83 



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The Advocate Program 

The experience of being an advocate 
is a very difficult one to portray. I could 
describe it as challenging, rewarding, 
frustrating and absorbing, but that 
wouldn't really cover all the bases. The 
most overwhelming part of it was the 
amount of time it consumed. Not hav- 
ing children of my own, I was really 
unprepared for the intrusion on my life 
that the responsibility for another hu- 
man being consumes. As part of the 
Woodstock generation, I was used to 
traveling a lot. Boston today, Vermont 
next weekend, Florida over Thanksgiv- 
ing; wherever, whenever I felt like go- 
ing. As an advocate I now had another 
person to consider and my wanderings 
were reluctantly curtailed. 

Over and above the time element, 
being an advocate is difficult. I had 
been working with "problem" teen- 
agers at the Teen Learning Center for 
two semesters prior to becoming an 
advocate, so I was familar with the 
needs and concerns of the kids in the 
Advocate Program. Most of the kids 


are from lower-income broken homes, 
often with one or both parents alcohol- 
ics. This was certainly the case with my 
youth. In addition, the majority of them 
were pulled out of their home environ- 
ments at an early age and then 
bounced around between foster 
homes and juvenile detention centers 
by the supposedly well-meaning 
courts. The results of this kind of un- 
stable existence, along with the added 
burden of adolescence, leaves you with 
a lot of turmoil and pent-up frustra- 
tions. I found the most detrimental as- 
pect of this whole court-directed pro- 
cess was that the kid is left feeling pow- 
erless. He feels that he has no control 
whatsoever over his life, and thus no 
hope or strong will left to redirect it. 
He's been told he's a thief, a crook, a 
criminal, no good; and jail is an inevi- 
tability. This attitude is often ingrained, 
and needless to say, hard to over- 

At times it was very trying, it sapped 
a lot of my energy that I needed for my 
own personal growth. A greater 
amount of the time it was fun and re- 
warding. A strong relationship and de- 
pendency grows out of having a kid live 
with you. Not a negative kind of depen- 
dency, but a positive one. My youth 
was with me for a full year. He grew 
from a pretty anti-social, poorly edu- 
cated punk into a responsible, almost 
high school graduate who is at present 
self-supporting. He needed someone 
to care about him, help him through 
some rough spots and point out the 
reasons for believing in himself. It was 
a desperate need and if it had gone 
unfulfilled he would undoubtedly be in 
Concord penitentiary today. I don't 
mean to sound like I deserve a medal 
or citation, or that he couldn't have 

done it on his own, there is that possi- 
bility, but it is difficult enough to grow 
up sane and secure today when every- 
thing IS going for you. When most of life 
has been bad breaks with nobody there 
to hang with you through them it 
makes you tough, hard, and uncaring. 
Being an advocate is an experience 
that I think most people should live 
through. There were times when I won- 
dered why I did this stupid thing, when 
I felt like kicking the kid out and return- 
ing to just me, myself and I with no 
hassles. There were also times when I 
got so mad at the system for creating 
this whole mess we call the "good life" 
that I could have blown up a building or 
two. But if nothing else, being an advo- 
cate forces you to take a good hard 
look at yourself and the world around 
you. I learned a lot from an anti-social, 
poorly educated punk. Academia can 
foster a very sheltered, idealistic self- 
centered, and snobbish existence. A lit- 
tle reality and bicycle riding is good for 
the soul. 

— Dava Murphy 

Juvenile Opportunities 

Being a part of the Juvenile Opportu- 
nities Extension (J.O.E.) Program from 
its developmental stages to the pre- 
sent has given me the opportunity to 
truly discover myself. Far too often we 
become totally absorbed in our aca- 
demic community and forget the im- 
portance of our existance here: to help 
others, especially others less fortunate 
than ourselves. 

My primary concern in life is to help 
the urban "juvenile delinquent" to help 
him/herself by presenting a positive al- 
ternative, existing inside as well as out- 
side the oppressive environment — 
but most importantly existing internal- 
ly within every adolescent. This is not a 
personal philosophy, but a shared con- 
cept of a countless number of dedi- 
cated UMass students and faculty who 
helped make J.O.E. a reality. 

During my involvement with J.O.E. 
there were times I laughed, times I 
joked, and (far too many) times I cried 
over the inhumanity of our Common- 
wealth's bureaucratic attitudes con- 
cerning the delivery of services for chil- 
dren, but we lived and grew from it all 
— and that's most important. 

My involvement with J.O.E. Program 
has had the greatest impact on my life. 
I am very proud to say that I was a part 
of a program that has, and will contin- 
ue to have, a direct influence on the 
positive development of a human be- 
ing; the same human being society has 
abandoned. It is a great experience to 
be a part of. 

— Michael W. Richards 

*as in Westfield Detention 
Center at the time I wrote this 
poem. I was lock up in my room 
for trying to run. So I wrote a 
poem of my life in crime. 
(I am in very depressing moods 
when I write poems) 

Sitting Behind The 
Prison Wall 

I sit behind the prison wall 
and think I am big and tall 
But I am really weak and small 

People tell me that my father was bad 

and He was no good 

But I don't think of the bad 

But I know he was good 

My Father Died and left me alone 
So I had to be big and bad 
But I still felt alone 
But 1 still love my dad 

I started to do crime 
and I payed a lot of time 
The time seemed to pass 
and I grew up fast 

I tried being a thief for awhile 
and I ran for at least a mile 
But I saw me running a mile 
and then going to an adult trial 

Now two years pass 

and I have a chance to go home at last 

Now I have a choice to run fast 

or forget about the past 

I Love my family very much 
So I better keep in touch 
Because I can lose very much 

I still have problems about my Dad 
But I am going to stop being bad 

I can still Love my Father 
and Live and Love my Mother 

— Dennis J. Wenzei 

Advocate/J.O.E. Program 87 

Reaefci/Mo out 

A Saturday night during the semester 

the music from the Hatch echoes into Room to Move. 
A person is cautiously coming through the door 

wanting something personal . . . 

that special rush on someone's first coming in, 

what's going to happen? 

Addiction problem, O.D., information, just a need to talk, or 

total depression — marasmus. So many people not getting what 

they need. Fear, uncertainity, am I good enough? 
"I'd like to talk to someone." 

being there to listen. Counseling is a contrived procedure 

to make up for people not tending to each other. 
"How can I help?" 

watching and listening, trying to understand a person's needs. 

Journeying with that person through their whirlpool 

seeking alternatives. Their reality is my reality. 
"Is this what you need?" 

checking and rechecking, helping people understand themselves 

through their emotions, their environment. Asking questions 

they may never have asked themselves. 

They wanted something personal 
satisfaction not guaranteed; frustration, rage, helplessness 
feelings shared, someone helped? 

Daniel Smith 

Room to 


Daniel Smith 

sincere, brave, loyal, trustworthy, upright, friendly, 
thrifty, honest, supportive 
and loving 

i created a co-op 

that means it's not "i created" any more 

it's we 

men aren't used to being co-operative 

not part of our cultural heritage 

not part of our role model training 

but somewhere along the line we learn that we have to change our models 

the old ones don't apply any more 

can't apply, are useless 

we are now faced with the responsibility of consciously creating 

a new lifestyle 

educating those around us to understand us and support us 

i have never seen so much energy and concern for the group 

and for our sisters and brothers in this office 


that is important to remember whenever a falling-out occurs 

no, there aren't more of us around now 

the number of us around are merely being more open and honest 

we are, after all, your daughters and sons 

your sisters and brothers 

your co-workers and friends 

your lovers 


People's Gay Alliance 89 

no one's even qoinq to 

In my junior year as an English major 
my career aspirations were focused on 
being a teacher. After being rejected 
by the English-Education program, and 
therefore unable to student teach, I at- 
tempted to redefine my educational 
goals. With some career counseling 
from the Everywoman's Center 
(E.W.C.), I shifted my energies to coun- 
seling, a field in which I had had some 
interest. Through an internship set up 
through Outreach I was able to inte- 
grate my interest in counseling into an 
educational framework. 

As I began my internship at Everywo- 

man's Center I was struck by the fact 
that no one was there to spoonfeed 
me. Unlike the classroom setting, I had 
to learn to be very independent when 
working at the Center. There was so 
much information to know in order to 
provide adequate services to the wom- 
en using the Center. Since everyone is 
required to staff (answer the phone 
and handle walk-ins) I had to be very 
knowledgeable about the Center's pro- 
grams and resources. I had to find out 
on my own or take the initiative to seek 
out someone who know the answer. 
In my work group (Women and Em- 














My first exposure to the Southwest 
Women's Center was as a first year stu- 
dent enrolled m a course, "Sex Roles in 
Contemporary Society". I found the in- 
structors of this course enthusiastic 
and the material instructive as well as 

I began volunteer staffing that first 
semester — keeping the Center open, 
answering students about university 
rules and regulations and assisting in 
the presentation of workshops on sex- 
ism and racism. Since that time I have 
worked as a student coordinator — re- 
presenting the center on the Feminist 
Curriculum Committee, setting up 
workshops for guest lecturers, compil- 
ing a bibliography about and by women 
and working in the Center's library. 

Four years later, the Southwest 
Women's Center has become the focus 
for my commitment to the woman 

David OIken (3) 

90 Women's Centers 

Qo6 CReate6 adam, 

then impRove6 
upon the mo6el 

put me 6own AGAin 

ployment), we shared information and 
organized activities or projects in an 
attempt to meet the needs of women 
seeking employment. Again my inde- 
pendence was necessary. No one as- 
signed me anything. Though we did 
work together many times, I was still 
my own taskmaster and I was given a 
great deal of freedom to be creative. I 
organized and facilitated work shops 
and gave presentations to groups 
about E.W.C. and career materials. 
These were all new activities for me, 
for which I had had little practice. It 
was difficult for me to develop the con- 

fidence necessary to take risks in order 
to proceed to new skill levels. With the 
support and encouragement of my 
workgroup, however, I began to move 

I found that working at E.W.C. meant 
discovering myself and exploring my 
strengths. It also meant using that 
newly discovered self in a creative and 
cooperative way. For me, those have 
been difficult tasks — but because of 
my involvement at Everywoman's Cen- 
ter I have made progress and will al- 
ways continue my self explorations. 

— Knssly Walter 













The Third World Women's Center of- 
fers Third World women a unique op- 
portunity to further examine and de- 
fine their role in relation to themselves 
and others in the UMass community 
and the world. 

On an educational level, the Center 
provides the community with four 
study groups on topics such as Third 
World Women and the UMass commu- 
nity, Angola, Birth Cohtrol and Abor- 
tion, and Women's Health. 

In a bi-monthly radio show entitled, 
"Third World Women Speak", the Cen- 
ter provides a medium of exchange to 
take place between Third World Wom- 
en and the campus as a whole. 

Hopefully the Center will continue to 
provide Third World Women with a vari- 
ety of opportunities. We also hope the 
Third World Women's Center will re- 
main an active functioning organization 
on this campus. 

Edward Cohen (2) 

Women's Centers 91 



When I first arrived on this campus 
two years ago, 1 had my own minor 
crisis dealing with the transition from 
military to civilian life. After all, six 
years in the Air Force can leave a few 
stains on one's thought processes, and 
mine were no exception. So coming 
here and trying to relate to people who 
were, on an average, some four to six 
years younger than myself was in itself 
a bit of a struggle. Furthermore, living 
through the period that I did, i.e. being 
an active participant in the Southeast 
Asia War Games, did little to alleviate 
the transition. In fact, it turned out to 
be another roadblock in the path of 
achieving personal stability. 

But I made the choice to split from 
the service (because I could no longer 
feel comfortable being a part of it) and 
continue my formal education (partly 
because I couldn't find a job at the time 
I was discharged). Fortunately, this 
place was cheap enough for me to live 
off the Gl Bill and still afford a beer or 
two every now and then, so survival 
had now become a moot question. 

Still, there was the problem of just 
being here. I couldn't help but feel dif- 
ferent from most students here, and I 

guess I was a bit paranoid about it as 
well. It was no secret, however, that 
most students didn't understand the 
Viet Nam veteran in the same way they 
may have understood the war. 

The Veterans Coalition for Communi- 
ty Affairs (VCCA) had just been formed 
around this time, and I happened to get 
wind of its existence one afternoon 
while sampling the Blue Wall beer. So it 
seemed quite natural for me to seek 
them out. After all, we all need some- 
where to go, and I was still looking at 
the time, so . . . 

Trying to characterize the VCCA was 
quite difficult to do then, and in the two 
years I've been associated with it, it 
has become no easier. I know what I do 
there; I know what it is like up in that 
office. But put a label on it? Sorry, no 
can do. In fact, the most challenging 
thing we as a group have done is to 
write a rationale about ourselves. Talk- 
ing about what we do is one thing, but 
talking about what we are is another. 
The only thing the members have in 
common is our prior service in the 
armed forces, and that becomes evi- 
dent by listening to the conversation 
that takes place in the office most of 

the time. 

Putting it another way: The VCCA of- 
fice is one of the few places I know 
where the "Capitalist Pigs" and the 
"Godless Communists" can sit in the 
same room together for more than five 
minutes without being at each other's 
throats. And as much as we were all in 
the service, likewise we are also all indi- 
viduals, and the office has become a 
forum for individual expression which, 
under different circumstances, would 
probably be suppressed. 

The way the place is set up would 
spell doom for most other organiza- 
tions. But for some reason it is working 
for us, and please don't ask me why, 
because I'm really not quite sure my- 

However, I do know it has made be- 
coming a civilian again a lot easier. 
Some vets have found other means to 
make the change, while others have 
unfortunately found none at all. For 
me, the VCCA was more than a group; 
it was a therapy. And in that sense 
alone, I was glad to be a part of it. 

— Christ Smallis 

92 Veteran's Coalition for Community Affairs 

Battle fatiaues and sneakers... 

'The Army wants you." You've seen 
the ads everywhere — magazines, bill- 
boards. Impressive, aren't they? I 
thought so at one time. That was a 
while ago. 

As a freshwoman I was enrolled in 
the Army Reserve Officers' Training 
Corp (AROTC). My class standing was 
number three at the end of first semes- 
ter. Two male cadets placed ahead of 
me. Despite my good position, I was 
dissatisfied with the program. 

It was on one of those Saturdays 
when everyone likes to sleep late that I 
first had doubts about my involvement 
in the AROTC. I was attending an early 
morning marching drill, stylishly 
dressed in battle fatigues and a pair of 
sneakers (there weren't any boots to 
fit me). After two hours of hearing 
"left, left, your left, your right, your 
left" and "about face", I was dis- 
missed. By that time most of the cam- 
pus was just waking up and I was ready 
to go back to sleep. 

Luckily there was only one more Sat- 
urday drill that semester — an orien- 
teering exercise. It took place on a frig- 
id day. I was so miserable after the 
workout that I didn't care if I had 

missed most of the stakes that we 
were supposed to have located. 

If those two outings weren't enough 
to convince me of my doubts, the 
weekend jaunt to Ft. Devens should 
have been, I stayed in a barracks with 
no heat. I was put through a number of 
drills and made to march everywhere. I 
felt like a robot. Someone would push a 
button, give a command, and off I 
would go. Is this how the Army treats a 

The Military Police didn't do much to 
make me feel at ease. I was out of uni- 
form (my boots still hadn't come in) 
and the MP's continously hassled me. 

When it came time for practice on 
the rifle range, I knew that I never 
would make it. No way could I, or would 
I, shoot an M16. It was bad enough that 
I had to clean one. Although there was 
a great deal of peer pressure, I was not 
going to fire a gun, or weapon as it is 
correctly called. And I didn't. 

Guns. Guns and uniforms. Those are 
what 1 first think when I hear the word 
army. And speaking of uniforms re- 
minds me of the derogatory remarks 
that used to be directed towards me as 
I crossed campus in uniform. Things 

like "Look at the big Girl Scout" and 
"Pull your stomach in. Push your chest 
out." There was always some wise guy 
who would yell out "Attention!" 

It got to the point where I was em- 
barrassed to go out in my uniform. I 
suppose if I had had any pride in being 
a part of AROTC these remarks 
wouldn't have bothered me. 

If I wasn't proud of being in the pro- 
gram, why did I join in the first place? 
That's a good question. Surprisingly 
enough, I have an answer. I wanted a 
job when I got out of college. A good 
paying job. I thought the Army could 
give me one. That's what the ads say. 
Well, I was wrong. 

What the ads don't say is that there 
are more woman cadets graduating 
than there are jobs available for them. 
It's the same story everywhere. There 
are too many people. Or is it too few 
jobs? Or maybe a little of each? 

Just because the ad claims that the 
Army wants me, doesn't mean that I 
want the Army. I might have been tak- 
en for a ride once, but it won't happen 

...control towers and jet engines 

I consider all the experiences I've 
had in Air Force ROTC to be very valu- 
able and treasured memories. I've 
seen the inside of control towers and 
how jet engines are built. I've had ex- 
perience working in groups and manag- 
ing other people. And I've been able to 
visit with people who are already work- 
ing in careers that I want to pursue. I 
consider the AFROTC program a high 
point of my college years. 

The Air Force ROTC program has 
changed a great deal in recent years. 
Three years ago, the program was just 
beginning to revive itself after receiving 
credit again for its classes. The number 
of people interested in AFROTC was 

small but the interest of these people 
was very great. 

Today AFROTC is better accepted on 
campus. The number of freshmen and 
sophomore cadets has increased. En- 
trance into the advanced AFROTC 
course has become highly competitive 
and thus the students who get into the 
program are more qualified. 

The structure of the Corps of Cadets 
presents a situation in which all cadets 
can learn from practical experience. As 
freshmen and sophomores, the cadets 
are in a position to learn about the Air 
Force from older students. The juniors 
and seniors, in turn, have the responsi- 
bility of planning the semester's activi- 
ties. Each cadet has a job, and is re- 
quired to work and organize with other 
people and meet deadlines. The situa- 
tion calls for applying the principles 
that have been taught in many courses 

throughout the University. 

AFROTC also widens a student's so- 
cial experiences. The etiquette that is 
proper at a formal dining-in is learned 
by attending the dinner, not merely by 
reading about it. The Air Force Ball be- 
comes a highlight of the semester. 
Here again the college student is ex- 
posed to more social customs. He/she 
learns by participating. 

AFROTC also provides opportunities 
to travel that are not available to other 
college students. Each semester, 
weekend trips are planned so the ca- 
dets can visit Air Force bases around 
the country. Trips to Patrick, Florida, 
and Andrews Air Force Bases and 
Washington D.C. are always popular. 
The cadets fly for free on Air Force jets 
and planes, and get first hand knowl- 
edge of what to expect as an officer in 
the Air Force. 

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■t'hotos: Dan Smith 






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^c lean on.People givin. totally Of t.e.^ 
selves to dc*t^ something well nd ^>, ^ . 

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e-sheer beauty of the collegian ^^.^ 

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thingind that is why it worked h 

^^ ' ^ ^ worked. ^here was no greater hi^h 

than ws(king through the "atch at t«r, ^ 

gollega^nsy,^ people . o ndi .,, . ^ enjoy . ng 'if^..,!^*'?- 

v^ cj^j'-ng M*4. they/^read|^^c 

and knowing t^at you played apart intt. ' ^ 

._;^^a**- never really describe what I learned at th .. 
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my «^,:fe best teachers turned out tol^e thP 
grizzly bear ^ i fi,3, encountered. 

{-en my term as was over, 1 left .mber.t. 
had to for purposes of sanity^but not too long ago I dr 

dropped into the Office to see now things ,. ere going,. 
"Yes/?," someone said,\ay I help you?" 

I-I ah, forget it, I was Jsf looking ffor something, 

|and^S^ I'm glad to see ifs still there."^ 



• "Strange events allow the luxury of 

• occuring." — Charlie Chan, quoted by 
Michael C. Kostek II. 

• "Oh, uh . . . hello, brother." — Gary 
jGomes, on being nudged by a stray 


• I'm glad I wasn't you when it all hap- 
pened — I wouldn't have traded my 

• < small part in it for ten years' paid vaca- 
> tion in sexual ecstacy — but God, to 

, have been living inside your head back 
in '74, back from Christmas break, al- 

• ready living in habits so you wouldn't 
have to be a little scared all the time, 

^ when you discovered that comfortable 
old Poor Richard's, sort of a Boston 
Globe Weekend magazine on training 

•> wheels, had been flashzapped by . . . 
nuts. Crusading nuts — by heritage 

• the sons and daughters of Jack Ker- 
.ouac's search for beauty m odd places, 

• maybe of Lenny Bruce's war against 

• reverence for the medicore, and by 
, choice the brothers and sisters of John 

Coltrane and Frank Zappa for much the 
same things. Note the transition from 
^ words to music in that last line. 

In Below the Salt (the name being 

» »derived from the medieval custom of 

, placing a bowl of salt in the center of a 

^ long table and seating the nobility 

'above' it, towards the head, and the 

peasants , , . you get the idea) all of the 

"Fine Arts" were given due, if sporadic, 

• coverage, some better than others. 

Music was the breath of the whole 
works, not just because we loved it, but 
because of the peculiar importance 
that music has for our generation. In 
fact, I can't even begin to talk about 
the Salt without explaining, at least in 
part, our collective thoughts on the 
new role of music, and so I digress. 

In our generation music has tran- 
scended the "event" status of most of 
the performing arts, and now satu- 
rates, and indeed creates, in many 
cases, our everyday environment, not 
as background, wallpaper, but as an 
ever-present, ever-changing influence, 
be it to soothe or stimulate. The aver- 
age under-30 person today expresses 
and even reinforces his/her personal- 
ity with the music he/she chooses. It 
has been said that what movie stars 
were to our parents' generation, 
"rock" stars are to ours, and this is, in 
a superficial way, true in that both 
kinds of stars fulfill a need to admire, a 
desire for vicarious glamour and ro- 
mance. But there is a drastic differ- 
ence between the two: A movie star 
had virtually no other function in soci- 
ety than performing, saying someone 
else's words, following someone else's 
directions. In today's music the artist/ 
person, the artist's expression and 
the artist's medium is nearly insepara- 
ble. Misguided or not we have thrust a 
large weight of leadership onto what 
had previously been merely a class of 
entertainers — not only directly, by 
making a spokesperson out of some- 
one like Bob Dylan, but in subtle, cul- 
tural ways such as dress, speech, and 
most important, ideas whether it was 

dropping out and moving to San Fran- 
cisco because the Beatles were taking 
acid or (God help us, we've been dis- 
covered) voting for Jimmy Carter be- 
cause the Allman Brothers endorsed 
him. Music has created a close com- 
munity within McLuhan's global village. 
It's certainly true that most people are 
more comfortable with the familiar. 
But it was decided that not trying to 
make you at least aware of what was 
happening, if not winning you over to it, 
would be the greatest disservice of all, 
particularly in an "educational" institu- 
tion. Hence our motto: "If we have of- 
fended you, we are pleased", because 
something has been brought to your 
awareness with sufficient force to 
evoke a response. 

Below the Salt is already not what it 
used to be, and I suspect that perhaps 
in as short a time as a year the Salt 
itself may be gone as well, but it has 
existed, and the purpose of all this pre- 
tenious mind-spew is to make you 
aware of how intensely it has existed. 
Our music pages in particular have 
drawn response from as far away as 
Germany and have been reprinted by 
several different record companies, a 
recognition usually reserved for profes- 
sional magazines and critics only. Be- 
low the Salt has made its mark. 

"The truth was doomed to die. It was 
being downtrodden, was being 
drowned, burned, ground to ashes. But 
look — it has survived, it lives, it has 
been printed, and nobody ever will be 
able to wipe it out." — Alexsander 
Solzhenitsyn, reprinted in every issue 
of Below the Salt in the first year of its 

— Your Sacred Cowboy 




Colorful reflections of the 

What is Drum? 

The purpose of DRUM Magazine is to 
disseminate information of a Tinird 
World-oriented literary, social, and cul- 
tural nature to the community at large; 
to provide a constructive sounding 
board and platform for Third World stu- 
dents through which they may express 
their creative abilities; and to educate 
the White community as to the intent 
and feelings of Third World peoples ev- 

— David Thaxton, Denise Wallace 

What is Spectrum? 

For creative people at the university 
who feel somewhat at a loss for an out- 
let, getting involved with Spectrum 
might be a way to get more in touch 
with their own creative impulses, and 
to feel as if they belong to an artistic 

community. — Mary Allen 

Colorful reflections of the arts and 
voices here are represented in a spec- 
trum. — Patricia Hatch 

Working on Spectrum is like raising a 
child before it is born. — Stephen Ronan 

Illustration by Richard Dec 

DRUM, Spectrum 97 

Robert Gamache/Photography Editor Ben Caswell/Sports Editor 

98 Index 

P.J. Prokop/Managing Editor Rebecca Greenberg/Acadivities 


Daniel Smith/Editor-in-chief Kermit W. Plinton ll/Senior Editor 

Tri|iA9 to keep eyeryone hcippy 

Well, this is our page. The staff of the 
'76 INDEX has just spent the last elev- 
en and a half months creating 287 
pages of UMass yearbook, and now it's 
my turn to sit back and reflect on what 
those eleven and a half months have 
been all about, here on the other page. 

The "yearbook" as an institution as 
UMass is in a class by itself. People 
don't pick it up every day like the Colle- 
gian, use it every day like the library, be 
aware of it every day like the dining 
commons. For most, it's a once-a-year 
deal — and in that light, I don't think it 
achieves the respect it deserves as a 
relatively complete time capsule of the 
space in time that will never be seen 
again, 1975-76. The INDEX is the ol- 
dest student organization on campus, 
a scant six years younger than the 
school itself. In the past ten years, the 
working budget for the INDEX has been 
cut by 50%, and our office space re- 
duced from over 800 square feet down 
to about 200 square feet; all the while, 
the books have been greatly improved, 
making the INDEX one of the best divi- 
dends of student activities taxes. Why 
such discrepancies? A lot of changes 
have gone down here in the past few 
years, the greatest of which is the loss 
of the majority of students' voice in 

their own destinies. Destinies which 
were formerly controlled by a small 
group of administrators, but now con- 
trolled by a small group of students. We 
may all come back to this place in ten 
years and, for one reason or another, 
barely recognize it; one thing we may 
no longer see is the INDEX. So read 
this volume, and keep it; for now, more 
than ever before, we must remember 
this university as it was in 1976. It will 
never be the same. 

But anyway. Editing the INDEX is an 
immense job. Few people can realize all 
that goes into producing this book. I'm 
sure I could spend twenty pages, in 
fact, explaining how this volume was 
put together. But discussions of con- 
tact sheets and layout forms cannot 
reflect what your mind, your body, 
your emotions go through in eleven 
and a half months. There were 10 a.m. 
to 3 a.m. days, subsisting on Cokes and 
the radio, doing the layouts that haunt 
you because they should have been 
done months ago. Each of us knows 
the feeling of spending time alone in 
the office, when everyone else was out 
partying (or sleeping.) There was 
laughter, good times, partying, hard 
work, human conflicts, hurt feelings, 
out-and-out fights. When the first page 

was finally completed, there was laugh- 
ter and handshaking. But when the last 
page left the office, well, that was 
about the second best feeling I've ever 

A book of this size is a monumental 
undertaking, and would have never 
made it to press without the help of 
some very dedicated people. The story 
of these people is on page 286. But, I'd 
like to express my gratitude to the sec- 
tion editors, who in spite of my ranting 
and raving, and seemingly unreason- 
able attention to the smallest details, 
did a super job of filling the pages 
from scratch with what I think is the 
most interesting material the INDEX 
has ever seen. I'd also like to extend 
my appreciation to John Neister, who 
helped prepare me for the job of 
editor-in-chief. Everything I have ever 
learned has gone into this book; I be- 
lieve it is a good one. And I give my 
personal thanks to my lady, and best 
friend, Paula Jean, who stayed with me 
throughout the entire mess. 

It's been one hell of an experience. 
Has it been worth it? For sure. Would I 
do it again? 

I'll have to think about that one. 

— Dan Smith 

Index 99 

Sunday Classics 

7 hours of Viennese, Baroque, and 
Renaissance music 
Off the Hook 

Nightly telephone talk show 
We The People 

in-depth examination of pressing so- 
cial issues 
Gay Break 

Issues, news and views of the Gay 

5 The Radio Show 
Mystery, comedy, drama, comedy, 
suspense, comedy, and comedy 

6 Country. Blues and bluegrass 

7 Black Mass Communications Pro- 
ject Inner City sound 

ua^FM* ^r*"^ University's undergrad- 
uate FM station serving both the on cam- 

wattA7..'°"''""^'"« '"<^'«"«5- 1000 
To il h r° ^''^' '"^'"« the station 
to^be heard up and down the Pioneer Va" 

Over 70 people are involved in the sta 

creased actual on-the air nr^T '"" 


^°-any Who worK here, ptidingtul, 

All songs «■ University Music Inc /1976 

time broadcast service to the community 
has become an occupation rather than a 
hobby^ So many everyday jobs have to be 

the station. Engineers, announcers, news- 
casters, sportswriters. board ope ato^s 
nd public affairs programmers work 


people l°Tor.'°"" '' P^°P'^ ^-'P'ng 

1. Bluebird 
Daily astrological forecast 

2. Focus 
Opinionated comment 

3. Sunday News Collective 
A people's perspective on the 

The Women's Show 
3 hours of women's news, in- 
terviews, and music 

5. Jubilation Jazz 
A musical survey of seven dec- 
ades of jazz 

6. Zamir 
Israeli news and music 

7. Salsa-Soul Medicine Show 

A little bit salsa, a little bit soul, 
lotsa good health 

Mixed and mastered at Marston Studios 
Engineered by Gary McAuhHe and 
rran Dance 

Special thanks to Grant Baxter (Sports) 
Ken Lindberg (News). Leo Baldwin (Pro 
gamming), tinda Goldman (Women , 

(Public Affairs) Susan ^^^kI "^''^^ 


Liner Notes by Charles Pellet 
Snfmilh' '^°"' ^°-^ P^°<° '^y 

'- Ho°:::i.^ar;nn^ier'^' ^--' -- 

100 WMUA 



On Mayim to the 22nd the 
Music Theater Guild presented 
the musical Cabaret. To the 
more than 2000 viewers, the 
cast's enthusiasm and energy 
were apparent, but the efforts of 
the staff and crew went un- 
known to the viewers. However, 
the "behind the scenes" work 
•was appreciated, as evidenced 
by the following comments, 
which the leading players gave 
when questioned about .their 
feelings of the overall mood and 
atmosphere of the production. 

"I remember my first moments on stage during 
Cabaret's opening night as one in which I felt 
backed by the strongest support from a cast and 
crew that I have ever felt in a production either 
before Cabaret or since. 

"The role of M.C. was a challenge, but the 
strong feeling of support from everyone involved, 
directors, fellow cast members, crew and mem- 
bers of the Cabaret staff, who had seen rehears- 
als, was most essential in giving me that needed 

— Alan Bresner (the M.C.) 

"We were very close. I have never seen a cast that 
close in my life. I had originally not tried out. I auditioned 
late, because they needed someone else. When I walked 
into the first rehearsal it took me time to get used to the 

"There were a lot of internal differences and the cast 
felt indignant, but not in a bad sense. There was talk of 
canning the show, but they wanted it to go on. There was 
trouble with the production staff. The cast didn't want to 
see it canned. There was a great sense of comradery in 
the staff. 

"It was one of the best things 1° have ever done, for 
having known and worked with these people, not because 
of their talents, but just because of who they were." 

— Frank Aronson (Meter Schultz) 

102 Music Theater Guild 

"I have never worked with a group of people 
that felt so close and tight. In my past exper- 
iences the cast, crew, and production staff were 
all segregated. The closeness helped both the 
rehearsals and performances. It was a new exper- 
ience for me. Because of this overall feeling in the 
Cabaret company, everyone felt more at ease." 
— Catherine Carlson (Sally Bowles) 

"It was one of the most dedicated groups of 
people I have ever worked with. Everyone gave 
110% of their emotion andoeffort into the whole 
scheme. If I had a nickel for every night that 
everyone did not get to bed before 2:30 or 3:30 
a.m., I'd be rich. It was exhilarating in the end and 
well worth the whole experience." 

— Steve Makowski (Clifford Bradshaw) 

Daniel Smith (5) 

"That's a tough question. I'd say there was a 
much friendlier, closer feeling among the actors 
and crew. Everyone was a student and we all 
worked together as students. I found it very 
close. The cast was a tight group, because the 
responsibilities were on everybody." 

- Naomi Dratfield (Frauline Schneider) 

Music Theater Guild 103 

The visual impact, the emotions 
raised, the appreciation of the audi- 
ence -- are all essential to the success 
of a theatre performance. 

Months before that final success is a 
reality, before the culmination of a per- 
formance, the work begins for those 
back-stage, the ones responsible for 
bringing a good production before the 
public. The headaches and problems 
start, the grind of rehearsals, and the 
pressures mount for the producers. 

cast, and crew. 

Priscilla West, assistant producer of 
Neil Simon's "Prisoner of Second Ave- 
nue," and producer of Edward Albee's 
"Zoo Story" and "The American 
Dream," is no stranger to the worries 
and problems of producing a play. 

"We put in a lot of time and effort. 
We pulled a lot of all-nighters. It wasn't 
easy, but I think everyone learned a 
lot," she said. 

West said in producing a play, one 

has to deal with all types of people and 
a variety of temperaments, but overall, 
it is a really good experience and the 
cast and crew put in a lot of hard work. 
"It was fun. Many of the people in- 
volved in "Zoo Story" and "The Ameri- 
can Dream" were really versatile and 
did a variety of jobs ~ some of the ac- 
tors were part of the stage crew, some 
people did lighting as well as working 
on costumes . . . everyone really con- 


Roisicr DihnIlts 


"Of course, there are always prob- 
lems -- like money. Roister Doister has 
an RSO account from which the crew 
buys and pays for everything to be 
used in the production. We don't have 
any other funding. We build our own 
sets, make our own costumes -- we do 

West said there was a time this year 
when a financial problem almost meant 
cancellation of a play they were work- 
ing on. "There was a whole week when 
we didn't know if we should continue 
rehearsals or not because we didn't 
know if we would be able to put on the 
show - but everyone stayed and re- 
hearsed anyway. We plowed through 

and we made it." 

On the brighter side, she said Roister 
Doister offers the opportunity for both 
Theatre majors and non-majors to get 
theatre experience. "When people au- 
dition for a play, we don't look at what 
their majors are. We've had people in 
our plays who were in theatre as well 
as some with no previous stage exper- 
ience. We're not closed at all. We pro- 
vide the chance for anyone interested 
in theatre to get involved." 

Roister Doisters is the oldest con- 
tinuing college-level drama society in 
the country. It was formed in 1910 and 
a year later took the name Roister 
Doister from the title of the first Eng- 

lish comedy, "Ralph Roister Doister," 
the words "roister doister" meaning 
"rough necks." 

According to West, everyone who 
works on a production does it for love 
of theatre - no one gets paid for the 
work they do, at least not financially. 

"This year, the audiences loved our 
productions and received us with open 
arms. That's really a great feeling. 
Overall, everyone had a good time and 
worked together. And considering the 
low budget we had to work with, I think 
we put on some really good shows." 

— P.J. Prokop 

Daniel Smith (7) 


Cheerleading is a lot of fun. And 
that's an understatement. I have been 
a member of the UMass Cheerleading 
squad for the past two years, and some 
of the best times of my life have oc- 
cured out on the football field or on the 
basketball court. 

My roommate, who was already a 
cheerleader, kept trying to talk me into 
joining the squad. One day, I gave in to 
the point that I would just go watch the 
tryouts. Well, I got hooked from the 
first minute, and I've loved it ever 

For men, cheering is a good way to 
get into the game if you are not actual- 
ly able to actually participate in the 
sport. Most of the women were cheer- 
leaders in their high school days, so 
moving up to the college level come^ 

The squad here at UMass is a great 
group of people. We always have 
great time together at games, an, 
travelling to games. We usually prac 
tice four days a week; we learn to work 

William Howell Daniel Smith (3) 

with each other to make our cheers 
and stunts come off perfectly. 

Sometimes it's really hard to get a 
crowd on its feet and cheering, espe- 
cially when the Minutemen are on the 
short end of the scoreboard. In that 
case, the diehard sports fans actually 
help us get psyched up by acting as 
cheerleaders themselves. 

But most of the time, the psych-up 
comes to us naturally — it's like wait- 
ing for Christmas to arrive! It's the old 
"school spirit" deal — the atmosphere 
of an impending football or basketball 
game at UMass is electric. The crowd 
comes in, the energy level rises, every- 
one gets excited, and all of a sudden 
there are thousands of fans all de- 
manding one thing — a great contest! 
It's really a great feeling! 

— Peter Roddy 

Band, Cheerleaders 107 

I admit I was apprehensive about 
walking into the office for the first time, 
but I didn't think it would be this bad. 
No one said anything, instead just 
seemed to wonder what I wanted. 

Knowing perfectly well I didn't want 
anything in particular, I blurted "Well 
you said at the meeting to drop in here 
anytime." A few smirks, a few ha's and 
comments like "You didn't think we 
were serious, did you?" and "We said 
drop in, not walk" followed. 

I was pretty baffled at this point and 
could only force a nervous chuckle out 
which induced another silence. 

"So this is the Outing Club Office." 

"Hell no, that's three doors down on 
the left." I knew there was no such 
place and in humiliation turned to leave 
the place forever when someone finally 
spouted, "Wait a second, we're only 
trying to make you feel comfortable." 

I assured them there were other 

I remained silent for my first few vis- 
its and listened to Harry's latest feat on 
the rock and so and so's (in) famous 
spill on the last white water canoe trip. 
Not having a great deal of experience 
in those areas, I had little to offer in the 
way of conversation. 

Finally, I decided that it was time to 
go on one of these funpacked trips. So I 
bopped about the Student Union until 
recognizing the O.C. bulletin board 
amongst the ride board, the Ski Club 
board and various flourescent posters. 
Wow! Which one will I sign up for . . . 
rock climbing? Are you nuts, I've seen 
that on the Pepsi commercials, ah, no 
thanks, I'd rather live a while longer. 
Hmm, I guess I'm not really in shape to 
hike twenty miles on Saturday, let's 
see, the canoe trip is all filled up, rats! 
Man, what's left, what's this SPELUNK- 
ING?! How can I do it when I don't even 

A man was mountain climbing when 
he slipped off a ledge. As he fell, he 
managed to grab onto a limb growing 
out of the mountain. In desperation he 
yelled, "Is anybody up there?" 
A voice answered, "I am." 
"Who are you ?" he asked. 

know what it is? Oh, it says here — 
spending about five hours in a cave in 
New York, well, that sounds like it is 
easy enough but kind of a drag. There 
must be something to it if other people 
do it. I commited myself to my first 
trip, though I had no idea what I was 
getting myself into. 

Little did I know it would lead me to 
rolling out of my bed, hungover, at 7:00 
on a weekend morning to pack a PB&J 
sandwich, to ride for three hours with 
people I had never met before, to me- 
ander through some cave. 

Well, we whooped and we yeehaad, 
squeezed through a half-mile long tun- 
nel of rock in the depths of the earth 
and explored passages and waterfalls. 
At the end of the day, I was covered 
with thick, wet mud from my boots to 
my skull-saving miner's helmet. I had 
just done something new fun and 
unique. I had just learned there was 
more to life than a six pack and books. I 
hadn't experienced all of life at nine- 
teen after all. 

That's how it began; now I have a key 
to the office, access to the typewriter, 
stationary and files, although that's not 
exactly what I had expected the out- 
come to be. 

The office is my home, the people 
are my friends. The spontaneous hikes 
in the afternoons, canoeing on the 
campus pond, all of the weekend trips 
and Monday night meetings are great. 
It's actually the fine people who enjoy 
these things together that really count 
the most. 

— Doreen Walsh 

"The Lord." 

"Can you help me. Lord ?" 
"Yes, but only if you believe." 
"I believe." 

"Then if you believe, let go." 
The man thought for a moment, then 
inquired, "Is anyone else up there?" 

108 Outing Club 




If you've seen cement canoes float- 
ing around the campus pond and won- 
dered what they were doing there, the 
answer is simple. They are UMass' con- 
crete canoes. 

Early in 1975, the University of 
Maine sent an invitation to the Civil En- 
gineering Department of UMass asking 
if they'd like to compete in that 
school's concrete canoe race along 

with other schools. UMass accepted, 
designed and built a concrete canoe, 
and competed in the race. Thus began 
the UMass Concrete Canoe Team. 

The purpose of such a team is two- 
fold. It is a learning experience in that it 
gives students in the Civil Engineering 
Department an opportunity to utilize 
their skills and knowledge by designing 
and building a unique product, while 
giving them a chance to compete in 
the race when the canoes are finished. 

This year, under the supervision of 
faculty member Denton Harris, the 12 
members of the team received three 
credits each in a course devoted exclu- 
sively to building three canoes. 

This April, the team came back with 
two awards from the six-mile race on 
the Kenduskeag River in Bangor, 
Maine. Although UMass did not win the 
race, all three of the canoes did finish 
the run, an accomplishment in itself. 
The canoe which finished fifth in the 
race took the Award for Design and 
Construction, while the one which fin- 
ished 16th captured the Most Dedi- 
cated Team Award for the two-mem- 
ber crew's struggle to finish the 
course. Their canoe was completely 

A team spokesman said most dam- 
age to the canoes occurred because 
"in some places water was less than a 
foot deep and the bottom of the river 
was rigid." 

Construction of a canoe includes 
molding, wiring, .curing, cutting, wood- 
working, and painting. 

Team members said it takes about 
50 to 70 days to build and completely 
finish a canoe. 

Work on the canoes started ih Janu- 
ary and members of the team worked 
during class time and any spare time 
they had in order to finish the canoes 
in time for the race. 

On April 15, team members held 
launching and christening ceremonies 
at the campus pond, then continued 
the festivities with a parade of the ca- 
noes around campus, 

"It was a way of letting everything 
out," said a team member — indicating 
the team had put a great deal of time, 
effort, and energy into the construct- 
ing of the canoes. 

— Sheila Lovely 

Concrete Canoe Club 109 

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Plumpers of John Quincy Adams have 
been the Campus Champions of Wom- 
en's Intramurals! They have also won 
the Ruth Totman award for being 
Women's Residence Hall Champs, the 
only team to do so for three years in a 
row in the UMass Intramural history. 
When I first joined the Plumpers in 
my freshman year, I didn't realize we 
could win such awards and trophies. I 
had joined to be involved in sports ac- 
tivities that wouldn't demand much 

i met a lot; of new people through all 
the various sports and teams. 

My sophomore year ! played again 
for the Plumpers, and helped the Intra- 
mural manager for our dorm arrange 
our teams. After becoming Campus 
Champs for two years, it was a chal- 
lenge to keep the intramurals in our 
dorm going because our team manager 
graduated. So, Teresa Hanafin and I 
put teams together for our third year. 
Sometimes it was really frustrating, 

person if someone didn't make it, or 
forfeit a game if enough people didn't 
show up. Looking for players at f "' "'"' 
minute was nerve-wrackiaHasBu 
was told we were Cam| 
for the third year in a n 
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Intramural Sports 1 1 1 

When most people think of Girl 
Scouts, they usually think of the little 
girls running around in their green uni- 
forms selling Girl Scout cookies. Their 
personality trait is "goodie-goodie". It 
is not a very flattering picture and not 
very true either. 

I am a Girl Scout. I'm nineteen and 
that doesn't classify as a little girl too 
often these days. I haven't worn a uni- 
form in quite awhile and my cookie sell- 
ing days are over. I would definitely not 

mer I worked as a Unit Leader at Pro- 
ject Friendship. I had worked one other 
summer at Friendship, but this past 
summer was much more of a learning 

We included in our list of underprivi- 
leged girls about fifteen deaf girls. This 
was a new and exciting experience for 
us all. 

Project Friendship was hard work, 
emotionally draining and one hundred 
percent rewarding and worthwhile. 

When I came to UMass in Septem- 
ber, I found it big and lonely. It was the 
Campus Scouts that made me feel like 
a person instead of a number. It wasn't 
anything spectacular that we did. We 
laughed, climbed Mt. Sugarloaf, 
laughed, went to the T.O.C., laughed, 
ate and ate and ate. Campus Scouts is 
a small group. We total eight at last 
count. But it's a caring group. 

Sometimes we come to the meet- 
ings to accomplish something in par- 

call myself a goodie-goodie. 

What surprises many people is that 
I'm proud to be part of Girl Scouting. It 
sounds sappy, but it's true. Maybe it's 
because of all the beautiful people that 
have happened to me because of 

One of the most important events in 
my life is summer camp. That was a 
definite result of my being in Girl Scout- 
ing. As a camper at Girl Scout camp I 
met many people, but the friendship I 
had with these people was much differ- 
ent then I had ever experienced be- 
fore. It was a true friendship that is 
almost indescribable. Now, as a staff 
member at these camps, I am still find- 
ing myself experiencing these beautiful 
friendships. I'm sure that to those peo- 
ple that have never been to a summer 
camp or have had bad experiences at 
camp this sounds very far fetched, but 
summer camp breeds a special love of 
friends and I found it through scouts. 

Girl Scouts has also given me the 
opportunity to work in areas I might 
not try on my own. One example is 
Project Friendship, which is a camp 
held during the last week in August. 
The staff members are all volunteer 
Senior Scouts and Campus Scouts. 
The campers are all underprivileged 
girls who would not usually get the op- 
portunity to go to camp. This past sum- 

At the end of it I wrote this poem: 

we gave all we had 

and they wanted more 

we worked twenty-nine hours a day 

and it wasn't enough. 

for ten days, 

feeling of months, 
we learned, we loved, we laughed 
we cried and cried somemore 
we learned to let our anger melt 

into understanding 
we let love mend homesick hearts 

and build a smile 
we let laughter touch each day 

to hold us together 
but we cried too 
we cried in frustration 

when we were physically and 

mentally drained and there 
was no time to rest 
we cried in lonliness 

on the long nights following 

long days when friends were 
just too busy 
we cried in hurt 
when we caused other's tears 
but most important 
we cried in friendship and love 

as we said good-bye 

knowing that some little heart 

had opened and accepted all we 
had to give, making every moment 

spent worthwhile. 

ticular, but we always came to see 
each other. I've found that same inde- 
scribable friendship with Campus 

I've learned a lot from scouting, how 
to use a jacknife, how to build fires, 
how to dig latrines, but the most im- 
portant things I've learned were friend- 
ship and love, and to me, that's what 
Girl Scouting really is. 

— CInris Foley 

1 1 2 Campus Girl Scouts 

Modern or western style square 
dancing is considered the second larg- 
est group activity in the United States. 
It has been in existence only since the 
late 1940's, but has penetrated every 
state in the Union. It is a universal ac- 
tivity which includes all ages and knows 
almost no limitations as far as dancers 
go. I have danced with mentally retard- 
ed children, and blind dancers. I have 
seen dancers, totally immobilized with 
regard to their legs, "dance" with 
wheelchairs. With all of these, assets 
you can understand why I enjoy square 
dancing so much. 

To square dance there must be four 
men and four women coupled together 
to form a circle. They dance to the 
calls the "caller" rattles off in an auc- 
tioneer style of talking. When the danc- 
ers are dancing they do two types of 
dancing, "patter" and a "singing call". 
A patter is a record the caller uses 
which is not a song as such but a tune 
played over and over again with many 
variations. Here the caller makes up 
dance combinations while he is leading 
the dancers in dance. He usually does 
not have the combinations memorized. 

The second type of dancing is known 
as the "singing call". Here, there is a 
set square dance to a known song. 
Some examples are "Rhinestone Cow- 
boy," "Put Your Hand In The Hand Of 
The Man", "Me and Bobby McGee," 
and "Wolverton Mountain." The caller 
will sing square dance combinations to 
the tune of the song. 

The University of Massachusetts has 
a western style dancing club known as 
the Heymakers. To join a club a person 
must take the square dance lessons 
the club offers, and "graduate." At this 
point the person is a member of the 
club. Any members from any club can 
usually dance at any other club. The 
dances are open to the public. 

Square dancers do many things to 
give their dancing variety. They partici- 
pate in activities to earn badges or 
discs which signify those activities. I 
remember sucking a lemon in front of a 
caller while he was calling to earn the 
lemon suckers badge, and dancing 
next to a cemetary at midnight to earn 
a ghost badge. Dancers also earn 
badges for not so comical activities 
such as dancing in hospitals, dancing 
on Mother's Day or Halloween and 
even for dancing one thousand miles 
away from home. All in all there are 
about 300 badges that can be earned. 

Thousands of dancers get together 
each year for different annual conven- 
tions. Last year, over 8,000 dancers 
gathered for the New England Square 
Dance Convention in Portland, Maine, 
where they danced in eleven dance 
halls throughout the city. 

Western style square dancing does 
many things for many people. For me it 
helped in coordination, getting along 
with people of all ages, listening to mu- 
sic in a different way, and even in lis- 
tening habits. This style of dancing is a 
great physical activity for everyone. It 

is relaxed and I can dance many hours 
before getting tired because of its easy 
going pace. This is why ages seven to 
87 can dance and dance together. 

Square dancing has proven to be an 
activity for everyone with virtually no 
limitations. It is fun, challenging, invi- 
gorating, at times demanding, and al- 
ways pleasing. 

— David C. Muller 

Daniel Smith (3) 

day, May 
15, 1976 
marked a UMass "first". 
That was the day Claire 
Gustowski and Bill Shapard were 
married in the lounge of the 12th 
floor of John Quincy Adams 

Gustowski, a senior who gradu- 
ated magna cum laude from 
UMass, met Shapard as a fresh- 
person at Berklee. She then trans- 
ferred to UMass as a sophomore 
while Shapard remained at Berk- 
lee, but as Gustowski noted, "He's 
come up every weekend since 
then, and that's a pretty good 
track record." 

The couple had been engaged 
for a year, but claimed they "had 
known for four years" that they 
would be getting married. 

They decided they would wait 
until they graduated to go through 
with it. 

The suggestion to get married 
in the 12th floor lounge came 
from Gustowski's floor counselor. 
The more the couple mulled over 
the suggestion, the more appeal- 
ing it became to them. Neither of 
them own a car, so transportation 
would not become an important 

"I feel tremendous excitement about 
women understanding other women," 
Winifred Hubbard said emphatically. 

Coming back to school after more than 
30 years has proved challenging to Wynne, 
who at 53 is a UMass freshperson. 

She was a nurse in World War II and 
served in the Army Nurse Corps for three 
years. She married and spent a year work- 
ing at Boston Children's Hospital. 

"I became very interested in the wom- 
en's movement about five years ago, and 1 
came up to UMass around the time the 
first women's center was being organized," 
she said. 

Wynne is also concerned with women's 
mental health, which she says, "has 
historically been ignored." 

She is involved in a women's support 
group, "Issues over Forty," which encour- 
ages UMass women in that category to 
meet for lunch on campus, or even for sup- 

114 We the People 

factor if they had the lounge as 
the location. The wedding party 
would only consist of 30 close 
friends and relatives so a large 
place wouldn't be necessary, and 
the lounge would hold that num- 
ber of people adequately. 

The decorating for the ceremo- 
ny was done by women from Gus- 
towski's floor and a friend from 
Boston University provided the 
music before and after the cere- 
mony, playing two selections from 

The Rev. Robert S. Hopkins, 
Justice of the Peace of Amherst 
performed the traditional wedding 
ceremony for the couple. The re- 
ception which followed provided 
guests with various types of snacks 
as well as "a keg of beer like a 
traditional UMass party," as the 
bride put it. 

They plan to live in the Cam- 
bridge or Boston area to be near 
public transportation. Most things 
there are easily accessible by bicy- 
cle, which is their preferred mode 
of transportation. 

They have also postponed their 
honeymoon until their plans are 
better defined. 

When asked if they thought 
what they did was something out 
of the ordinary, Gustowski re- 
marked, "I don't think you can do 
anything out of the ordinary up 


— Heidi Berenson 

Daniel Smith (2) 

per if they have evening classes. 

Involved in planning a BDIC major, 
Wynne has found that non-traditional stu- 
dents have a hard time here and sometimes 
found herself "shuffled from office to of- 
fice" seeking information. 

"There is a problem in working out cred- 
it for past experience, when you actually 
try to get it, it's very difficult," she said. 

Concerning her role as a non-traditional 
student, she said, "Age is a big problem, I 
find I have no peer group — although most 
other students I have come in contact with 
are very kind and receptive." 

She also feels that most courses are set 
up from the perspective of younger stu- 
dents, but this is understandable, although 
not always helpful to her. 

Overall, this nurse, army veteran, and 
mother of four speaks with great enthusi- 
asm about her experiences here and is glad 
she came to UMass. 

— P.J. Prokop 




\Jj y^ lege campus, a 

' ^^ small town, or a city 

street, there are always peo- 
ple doing creative things provid- 
ing interest for passersby. Lester Scafidi 
is one of these people. 

On Wednesday afternoons, inside or in 
front of the Student Union, he sings and 
plays his guitar. 

"I started singing on streets and in cof- 
fee houses in the late sixties," he said. A 
1974 UMass graduate, he occasionally 
works as a substitute teacher in the Am- 
herst area, but street-singing provides his 

After graduating from college he ap- 
plied for some teaching jobs but decided he 
needed some time to study on his own and 
work on his music, so for the past year and 
a half, he has had the unusual occupation 
of street-singing, sometimes for rallies, 
protests, an occasional teach-in, or just for 
the entertainment of those walking by. 

Scafidi likes the Amherst area. "On the 
UMass campus, there are about 15 people 

who come to see me every week when they 
know I'll be playing, it's nice to see them 
come back," he said. 

While he does some songwriting on his 
own, he generally uses a standard reper- 
toire which can be adapted for different 
occasions by changing the words. He said 
there is no special or particular kind of 
music he always uses, "just a little bit of 

One thing he really enjoys about his 
work is the freedom it affords him as well 
as the idea of not having a captive audi- 
ence; people can just come and go at their 
leisure. "In return for my singing, people 
give me whatever they want, money, a ba- 
nana, sometimes they leave a joint or a 
beer. I've also gotten invitations to dinner, 
and once someone gave me an ink print 
etching," he said. 

"I'll come back in the fall and start sin- 
gin' on the streets again. The best thing 
about it is seeing someone come by after a 
lousy class and just be able to sit down and 
listen, maybe get a lift. There are very few 
hassles and I have the time and freedom to 
put into the things I want to do," he said. 

He added, "I do it as much for the 
smiles as anything else." 

— P.J. Prokop 

Bob (ianmchc 

Stephen Hermann and Sean Clarke are 
two twelve-year old students at Marks 
Meadow Elementary School. 

Jay Saret 
They are also the creators of "SS" com- 
ics which began appearing daily in the 
Collegian this past spring. 

When asked how they started in creating 
comics through school, Sean said, "We're 
both the best drawers in the room." They 
both explained that their student teacher 
from UMass told them they should contin- 
ue drawing and maybe someday they could 
really achieve something with their 

By having their comic strips printed in 
the Collegian, Steve and Sean hope to be 
discovered by syndicated newspapers. 

The two comicsters were worried about 
what UMass students would like to see in 
their strips. When asked what they 
thought the students would like to read, 
Steve said, "They usually want something 
funny." He then added, "There are a lot of 
people on campus that are offended by 
different things — like we have a character 
Herman who is a 'Playboy' fanatic, and 
that might offend Women's Lib." 

These two gentlemen feel that they are 
on their way to bigger and better comic 
creations, especially with the help of the 
Collegian, and would someday like to start 
their own company so that other kids could 
read their comics, just as they read "Mar- 
vel" and "DC." 

— Heidi Berenson 

We the People 115 

As part of 
my college exper- 
ience at UMass, I took the 
time to live a dream, to take a 
life-long fantasy and make it 
into reality by gathering ener- 
gy and free spirit to meet 

Attending college in the sixties, I lived 
and believed in the axiom of "doing your 
own thing — and do it now." Since age ten 
my "own thing" has been to walk across 
the country to experience the people and 
the land. Fascinated with the life history of 
John Chapman a.k.a. Johnny Appleseed, I 
lived in waiting — and dreamed. 

We all have dreams, many which never 
materialize for uncontrollable reasons. For 
me it was high school, college, and wasted 
time as a captured American youth in a 
war youth did not want, and back to col- 
lege. With age (27) catching up, I knew I 
had to live my dream now or never. 

I started training by walking 40 miles a 
day and my mind spun with visions of ex- 
periencing the nation at my own pace. 
While my mind turned, the wheels of 
America stopped and gas lines grew. The 
idea of roller skates as safe, ecological 
transportation budded and grew. I pur- 
chased a pair of skates and the feasibility 
of quick, inexpensive travel was before me. 
Within a week, I averaged nine miles per 
hour on the open road, twice as fast as my 
walking pace. 

My dream became a pleasant obsession 
as I trained and arranged an independent 
study with Professor Ralph Whitehead of 
the Journalism department. 

The announcement of my intention to 
roller skate across the country drew mixed 
reactions. Some considered it and in- 
formed me of my "foolishness," while oth- 
ers encouraged the spirit of adventure and 
freedom. I used the UMass library for 
training and research. I would jog up 26 
flights with a weighted backpack and ride 
down on the elevator, only to jog up again. 
The facilities of the library, history and 
geography books as well as maps, were 
invaluable in planning. 

After thousands of jogs upward and 700 
miles of road skating, I was fully prepared 
to complete my dream. 

To the cheers of many well-wishers I 
skated off from Gloucester, Massachusetts 
on May 27, 1974, for San Francisco, desir- 
ing to do my best with a clear mind that if I 
should fail for any reason, I could accept 
that failure. The spiritual implications of 
training allow one to realize that if one's 
efforts are pure and honest, then failure is 
but a state of mind. 

Skating on secondary state or back 
roads, I rolled through Massachusetts be- 
ing greeted by many who offered well- 
wishes, food, and lodging. The vibes were 
beautiful. Having trained on it many 
times, the seven mile rush of speeding 
down Pelham Hill into Amherst was in- 
tense, as was crossing the Calvin Coolidge 
Bridge, or being honored as the town guest 
in Chester, Massachusetts in the south- 
western Berkshires. 

Traffic was one of my biggest problems 
and dangers. I planned a route designed to 

avoid major cities. I rolled around Albany 
and across New York on the scenic but 
high hills of Route 20. After 200 miles of 
high, rolling hills, my confidence was un- 
defeatable. I rolled into Lima, N.Y. to the 
open hands of townspeople and one very 
high weekend party. The hills of New York 
were my greatest physical test as they 
seemed endless. After that, the Rockies 
were childsplay. 

My friend Tony MacNamera traveled 
with me in a fully equipped van carrying 
skating and camping equipment. He would 
meet me at the end of the day when we 
would discuss the day, and the immediate 
future, and then we went into the nearest 
town for some local culture. 

In Pennsylvania, I skated into the show- 
room of a winery and eventually carried 
the little wine-maker to his home to sober 
up. I rode a grapepicking machine and was 
downed in arm wrestling by a 55-year- 

young farmer. 

With 500 miles of rolling hills behind 
me, I welcomed the flatness of Ohio, where 
I increased my average travel distance 
from 45 to 60 miles per day. Every day was 
a pure experience of America and her peo- 
ple. The 4th of July was a day of rest, away 
from the ever-dangerous traffic. In Ash- 
land, Ohio, I experienced a reality not of- 
ten found in Massachusetts, as the entire 
town attended the day's festivities at the 
town park. Homecooked food covered the 
tables as mother and father calmly related 
to one another and the children played 
Softball. No drugs, a little liquor, but most 
important, a true sense of love filled the 
park and the people. 

The Midwest was beautiful as I sped 
across Indiana in two and half days aver- 
aging 18 miles per hour, eighty miles a 
day. In Peru, Indiana, I attended a practice 
session of the youth circus and flew the 
flying trapeze while trading lessons on 
skates. As in all rural areas, the people 
were wonderful. 

Crossing the Mississippi, I skated 
around the stop sign, not paying my ten 
cent tithe to the calls of an apparently 
frustrated toll both attendant. 

Iowa was this skater's nirvana as I rolled 
along the freshly repaved concrete road 
surface of U.S. 20 in Staton, Iowa. I was 
clocked on a steep hill at 37 miles per hour 
passing bicyclists and catching second 
looks from local police, whom I must note 
treated me with respect, frequently inform- 
ing me about road conditions, or making 
camping suggestions, which made the trip 
all the more pleasurable. 

By coincidence, I rolled into Lincoln, 
Nebraska while the national skating cham- 
pionships were being held. The pure gut 
feeling of receiving a standing ovation 
from ten thousand skating enthusiasts still 
hovers within me. The strong winds in Ne- 
braska became a mighty foe, turning my 
skin leatherlike and slowing my progress. 
Revising my schedule and skating with 
many breaks, I skated into Colorado. Fif- 
ty-five skating miles into the state, the 
Highway Patrol apprehended and escorted 
me to the County Court House for a lesson 

116 We the People 

in law. Roadway skating is against the law 
in Colorado. My request for a governor's 
dispensation failed, forcing an adjustment 
of routes. 

A pleasurable unexpected surprise was 
Wyoming, the purest ecological state I ex- 
perienced. Skating against the winds was 
greatest at the Continental Divide, but the 
ninety mile downward ride was worth it. I 
entered Utah on a ranch road and coasted 
for two days without passing a car. 

In Utah I was not allowed to skate in 
Bountiful, as the police felt I would set a 
bad example for the children. I walked 
through Bountiful and Salt Lake City, 
where I floated in the Great Salt Lake. 

With air temperatures over a hundred 
and road surfaces hot enough to warp my 
plastic-based wheels, I sped across the 
Great Salt Flats always waving to my 
truck-driver friends who kept a constant 
tab on my progress with their CB radios. 
The drivers helped greatly with road condi- 
tion reports, free meals, and information 
on local areas. The truckers were real 

Two miles from the Bonneville test site, 
a convoy of five trucks raced down the 
Flats and flashed their lights as they al- 
ways did. This time the unbroken vacuum 
of the trucks lifted me into the air for a few 
long seconds of air ballet and I landed on 
my back, brushing the sciatic nerve, tear- 
ing ligaments, and cracking my lower 

The doctors in Salt Lake City informed 
me that I would never skate again and 
would not walk for months. Using the 
same positive energy with which I had 
rolled 3,000 miles, I meditated and bathed 
in mineral springs and hot baths. After five 
days, I could walk. I believe the only way 
to improve is to exercise, and I exercised 
myself back into shape by walking across 
the desert and state of Nevada. 

The desert is not quiet. The scurrying of 
animals as I walked by or the scream of 
hawks added a musical touch to the living 
beauty of the desert in bloom. Only the 
flashing lights of Reno had greater color, 
but they shine raping the tranquility of the 

I arrived at the California state line on 
September 26, my target day to end the 
trip. It was the bicentennial birthday of 
Johnny Appleseed. The two day walk up 
the scenic Sierra Nevadas was possibly the 
most beautiful walk I experienced. 

Reaching Carson Pass, I replaced my 
sandals with my skates and rolled through 
a short mountain snowstorm. 

Three days and thousands of flashbacks 
later I arrived at the base of the Golden 
Gate Bridge. I meditated under the bridge, 
reliving the trip, the beautiful people and 

places, the joyful experiences. I was glow- 
ing from personal satisfaction. I had trav- 
eled 3,750 miles skating westward 88 days 
with 37 days off to experience small towns 
and people. 

On October 12, I skated across the 
Golden Gate Bridge onto Fisherman's 
Wharf, greeting well-wishers and members 
of the press. 

The finale was beautiful, though anticli- 

mactic, as for me it was the end of a dream 


— David Letters 

We the People 117 

Seniors .f^^MM 

^ . . are what this book's all about. What an assortment 
of unforgettable characters we met here! There were 
students, professors, administrators we liked right from 
the start, and those who took a little getting used to. 

The people on the next fifty-four pages are all differ- 
ent: majors, hometowns, cultures, etc., but yet they all. 
have one thing in common: they are all graduates of the 
Class of Nineteen-hundred and seventy-six. 

Here, we give you one last look at scenes around cam- 
pus, classmates, old friends, and new friends, everything 
that made the class of '76 as individual as its graduates. 


k Af 

Stephen Abbott 
Betsy Abrahamson 
Debra Abrahamson 
Joseph Acerra 
Thomas Ackerman 
Donna Acquaviva 
Marc Adamchek 

David Aizenstadt 
Lillian Albanese 
Robert Albanese 

Janice Alexander 
Sheryl Alexander 
All Alie 

Robert Allison 

Melvyn Altman 
David Amanti 


Rich.ird Abuid 
DjIc Abbou 
Howard Abbolt 
Robcrl Abboud 
Kamal Abdulalim 
Daniel Abdunnabi 
Toshi Abe 

Laurie Rubin Abclson 
Keren Abrahams 
Catherine Abramson 
Ronald Abru77Cie 
Roberl Abugov 
Karen Ackcriy 
Luis Acosla 
Richard Adair 
Ellen Adams 
Gordon Adams 
Kathleen Adams 
Douglas Adgurson 
Peggy Adkms 
\anc_v Bales Aficrgul 
MarjEllen Ahearn 
Edmund Ahcrn 
Marlha Ahlhauser 
John Aho 
Darrell Ahokas 
Donald Aikey 
Irene Aisncr 
Nancy Ailken 
Alan Akell 
Philip Akcy 
Mary Albert 
Linda Alberli 
Pcier Aldrich 
Bonnie Alexander 
Jeanne Alexander 

Michael Alexander 

Robcrl Alexander 

Paul Alexanderson 
Christopher Allard 

Roger Allard 

Craig Allcgrcz7a 

Brian Allen 

Charles Allen 

David Allen 

r.jrv Allen 

Kathleen Kiclty Allen 

Linda Allen 

Mary Allen 

Phyllis Allen 

Richard Allen 

Rulh Allen 

Deirde Almeida 

Roberl Almeida 
Ricardo Alonso 
Bcnncil Alpcr 
Stephen Altobelli 
James Amalo 
Robcrl Ambrogi 
Beth Amidon 
Kathleen Amiraull 
Kriangsak Ananlanasuw 
Alan Anastos 
Carlos Anderson 
Frank Anderson 
Janet Anderson 
Justin Anderson 
Kerry Anderson 
Laverne Anderson 
Linda Anderson 
Paul Anderson 
Vieloria Anderson 
David Anderslrom 
Barbara Andreas 
Kirsten Andreason 
Donald Andrealla 
Mark Andrcoli 
Scolt Andrew 
Donna Andrews 
Jean Andrews 
Joseph Andrews 
Peler Andrews 
Roberl Annesc 
Diannc Annichiarico 
Frank Ansanilis 
Pamela Anthony 
Cheryl Anton 
Jeanne Anlonino 
Davidson Anyiwo 
Gary Anzalolli 
Lorin Appel 
Robcrl Appis 
Mark Appelman 
Richard Applev 
Edilh April 
Barbara Aplacy 
Nancy Aral 
Michael Arce 
James Archambeaull 
Joan Archer 
Mark Archer 
Frank Archibald 
Sohrob Ardalan 
Anne Arnason 
Ronnie Arnold 
Edward Aronson 

Nancy Arruda 
Debra Arscnauh 
Gary Arscnaull 
Keilh Arscnaull 
John Arsenis 
John Arthur 
Don Askew 
Bonnie Asselin 
Susan Aslle 
Catherine Aslolfi 
David Aslolfi 
Elliot Alias 
Michael Allridge 
Paul Alwood 
Francine Auberson 
Richard Aucoin 
Ellen Augarlcn 
Mark Augarlen 
Stephen Augal 
Leroy Auger, Jr. 
Fredi August 
Linda Auguslini 
Patrick Ausun 
Slphen Avcrill 
William Avery 
Tamsin Axicll 
Kathleen Axlcn 
John Aycr 
Aram Aykanian 
Chrislophger Aykanian 
John Ayrcs 
Dcnise Babcu 
Frederick Babin 
Carole Babyok 
Scoit Bacherman 
Pelcr Backslrom 
Allan Bacon 
Sandra Bac7ewski 
John Bagge 
Barbara Bagley 
Dennis Bagley 
Esther Bailey 
Gilda Bailey 
Kent Bailey 
Timothy Bailey 
Victor Baillargcon 
Thomas Baillio 
Lawrence Baima 
Allen Baird 
Marcella Baird 
Robert Bishop 
Carol Bissell 
Clyde Bissell 


James Adams 
Laurie Adamson 

Susan Adley 
Barbara Aframe 

Paul Aganski 
Joseph Agundez 

John Ahonen 

Ronald Albert 

John Alberts 

David Alessandroni 

Ruth Allen 

Susan Allen 

Diane Alliegro 

Daniel Amato 

Armand Amendola 

Steven Anastasio 

120 Seniors 

Lisa Anderson 
Robert Anderson 
Donald Andrade 

Edward Anop 
Dora Antrasian 
Roy Archambault 

June Arnold 
Terry Aronin 
Scarlet Artruc 

Souheil Asmar 
David Assad 
Araminda Atencio 

Kathy Finn, freshperson from Marlboro, really gets into it at the Cage as the Minutemen defeat the 
University of New Hampshire in a February basketball contest. 

Stephen Andrews 

Patricia Andrulot 

John Anglin 

Susan Ardizzoni 

Nancy Armenti 

George Arnett 

Darini Arulpragasam 

Kathleen Ashe 

Louis Asmar 

Melvyn Attman 

Sarah Attridge 

Ellen Audette 

Deborah Austin 

Richard Austin 

Robert Axnikon 

Julio Ayala 

Seniors 121 

Reginald Babineau 
John Baccari 
Peter Bacchiocchi 
Brook Bacon 
Roger Bacon 
Scott Bacon 
Leigh Bader 

Suzanne Bakewell 
Stephen Ball 
Wayne Bandini 
Diane Bannish 
M. Kathleen Bansfield 
Terry Barabe 
Carol Baran 

Maura Barry 

Nancy Barry 

Richard Barry 

Daniel Barter 

Susan Bartlett 

Jonathan Baru 

John Basilesco 

Donna Bayer 
Douglas Beach 
John Beals 
Arnold Bearak 
Elizabeth Beary 
Carl Beatty 
Dennis Beaudry 

Nancy Baer 

Richard Bagdon 

Manouche Bahrehmand 

David Baillie 

Mary Baker 

Richard Baker 

Michael Bakerman 

Frank Barber 

Mary Barker 

Michael Barker 

Anthony Barnes 

Stephen Barone 

Paul Barrett 

Andrea Barry 

Anthony Batakis 

Susan Batchelder 

Anthony Batista 

Anthony Battista 

Paul Battista 

David Barbo 

Vicki Baum 

Jack Beaudry 

Craig Beck 

Ronald Beckner 

James Bedard 

Sharon Beddia 

Paul Belcher 

Carol Belliveau 

122 Seniors 

Mark Bentley 
Robert Bennett 
Richard Berg 
Stephen Berger 
Laurie Bergin 
Linda Berman 
Lori Berman 

Bob Gamache 

The campus was visited in the fall by five art sculptures, situated around the Fine 
Arts Center and the Campus Pond. 

Margiircl Baird 

Nancy Baird 

Bruce Baker 

Cheryl Baker 

Joanne Baker 

John Baker 

Mark Baker 

Mark Baker 

Sally Baker 

Su7anne Balboni 

Edward Balcom. Ill 

Joanne Baldassari 

Joseph Baldassini 
Leo Baldwin 
Lynnc Ballard 
Marian Balliro 
Michael Batlou 

Stephen Balog 
Barry Bamberg 
Kenneth Banas 
Richard Bangs 
Bernard Banks 
Patricia Banks 
Paul Bannock 
Lisa Banla 
David Barbo 
Raymond Barbnck 
Mary Barcellona 
Claude Barnabe 
Richard Barnard 
Annie Barnes 
David Barnes 

Larl Barnes. Jr. 
Donald Barnett 
Elizabeth Barnett 
Claire Barney 
Joseph Barone 
Andrew Barraford 
Frederick Barren 
Joan Barren 
Robert Barren 
Robert Barren 
Steven Barren 
Susan Barren 
John Barron 
Kathleen Barron 
Valerie Barros 
Arthur Barry 
John Barrv 
Martha Barry 
Thomas Barry 
William Barry 
Benjamin Barsom 
Richard Bartlen 
Richard Bartlett 
Susan Bartlelt 
Willard Barlletl 
Stuart Bartow 
Zeevi Barzeev 
Giovanni Basile 
Joseph Baskowski 
Stephen Baskowski 

Nancv Basmajian 

Mela" Bass 

Lhfis Bas^ell 
Lawrence Bastable 
Anthony Bastaruchc 
Bruce Balchelder 
Sharon Batchelder 
Richard Baleman 
Belinda Bates 
James Batson 
Elaine Bauer 
Lawrence Baugh 
Robert Bauver 
James Baxter 
Joseph Beals 
Marilynn Bcaucage 
Bernard Beauchemm 
Robin Beaulieu 
Michael Beaumier 
Gail Beauregard 
Linda Beauregard 
Ronald Beaurivagc 
Maralcc Becker 
Robert Becker 
Stephen Becker 
Julie Beckett 
Paul Bedard 
Yvonne Bcdnar? 
Junius Beebc 
Cynthia Beeman 
Brian Begley 
Joanne Begley 
John Bekier 
William Belcher 

Wendy Bclltcid 
Diane Bctiveau 
Janice Bell 
Michael Bell 
Warren Bell 
Charles Bellinger 
Kevin Bcllino 
Susan Bellows 
Patrice Bennetaldcr 
Bruce Bennett 
Gail Bennett 
Kristine Bennett 
Mark Bennett 
Robert Bennett 
Susan Benson 
Terr\ Benson 
Barbara Benl 
Richard Bentley 
Robert Bentley 
Robert Bentley 
Martin Berger 
Conslanc Bergeron 
Susan Bergeron 
Barry Berggren 
Paul Bergstrom 
Joyce Berkowiiz 
Christopher Berlied 
Frederick Berliner 
Leni Berliner 
l-ioward Berman 
Merrill Berman 
\.inc\ Bernuin 

James Bernard 
David Berndtson 
Philip Bernhardt 
Marc Hero/ 
Cheryl Bcrlhiaume 
Ina Ber.tolino 
Thomas Berube 
Robert Bessel 
Linda Best 
Sharon Bestford 
Irene Beurskcns 
James Bevan 
James Beverly 
Robert Beyer 
Robert Beyer 
Scon Bial 
Joseph Blastoff 
John Bibbo 
Janet Bibby 
Helen Bickcl 
Steven Bigda 
Philippa Biggers 
Edward Bilck 
Neil Billings 
Dennis Bilotas 
James Binari 
Rosemarv Binda 
David Birch 
Donald Bird 
Paula Bird 
James Bisaillon 
Ruth Bisbec 
Marianne Bishop 



Susan Bellows 

Philip Benbenek 

Patrice Benner-Alder 

David Bennett 

Paul Bennett 

Laurent Benoit 

Mark Benoit 

Robert Berman 

Vicki Berman 

Mary Bernat 

Joel Bernstein 

Carol Bibinski 

Richard Bienia 

Janice Bigda 

Seniors 123 

Barbara Bikofsky 
Daniel Binnall 
Vicki Birckholtz 
Jeanne Bishop 
Melanie Black 
Alice Blackman 
Leslie Blake 

Marcia Bloomfield 
Janet Blustein 
Robert Boeri 
Gemma Boffo 

Robert Bojarski 
Pamela Bonacker 
Paul Bonarrigo 
Edward Bonczar 

James Bonofilio 
James Borkowski 
Richard Borst 
Thomas Boshar 

Steven Blake 

Linda Blauer 

Sharyn Blauer 

Susan Blethen 

James Bliss 

Clifford Blom 

Janis Bloom 

Kiki Bogorad 

Elizabeth Bohlin 

Raymond Boissy 

Richard Bojack 

David Bond 

Deborah Bonder 

Randi Bonica 

Ruth Bonita 

Vincent Boshar 

Joanne Bossio 

Alfred Bouchard 

Ronald Boucher 

124 Seniors 

William Boucher 
Stephen Bourgault 
Kathleen Bourque 
Marilyn Bourque 

Nancy Bowers 
James Bowser 
Deborah Boyd 
Evelyn Boykan 

Thomas Bradshaw 
Marlene Braga 
Donna Brailer 
Marcia Branagan 

Toby Brecker 
John Bregoli 
Kathleen Brennan 
Holly Brennan 


The UMass 
library is the 
world's tallest, 
but it also has 
one other 
one can spend 
a half- hour 
finding a 
reference in 
the Readers' 
Guide, only to 
find that the 
magazine you 
need has been 
ripped off. 


Francis Bjerke 
Jiin Bjorklund 
Frank Blachowski 
Hclcnbcl Black 
James Black 
Lutricia Black 
Margaret Black 
Donna Blackburn 
Bryan Blackncy 
Charles Blair 
Kenneth Blair 
Joan Blais 
John Blake 
John Blake 
Gary Blanchard 
Paul Blanchei 
Mary Blanchette 
Thomas Blanchclte 
Louis Bland. Jr. 
Joseph Blaney 
Michael Blaucr 
Ann Blizard 
Barbara Block 
Debra Block 
Jeffrey Block 
Judith Blood 
Cynthia Bloom 
Richard Bloom 
Robert Blout 
Gary Blufcr 
Kathryn Blum 
Donna Blume 
Elizabeth Blunt 
Kathy Bock 
Marie Bodensiek 
Eva Boeshans 
Wendell Boggs 
Ellen Bohn 
John Bohn 

Julie Bohnc 
Nona Megan Bohncr 
Thomas Bohner 
Eric Bohr 
Harold Boisseau 
Gary Boivin 
Joyce Boler 
Paula Bolis 
Donald Bolton 
John Bolton 
Mary Bolton 
Emalyn Bonaccorsi 
Karen Bonazzoli 
Francois Bonneville 
Cathy Bonontio 
Jackie Boone 
Donald Booth 
Gary Borkowski 
Anita Bornstein 
Bruce Bornstein 
Henry Boron 
Paul Borthwick 
Janis Bosworth 
Pamela Bosworth 
Harry Bosyk 
Anne Botelho 
Charles Botelho 
Cynthia Botsch 
Bonni Bottinick 
Debra Bottinick 
Ellen Botuck 
Eraser Bolwright 
Gerard Boucher 
David Boudreau 
Leo Boudreau 
Michele Boudreau 
Barbara Boulden 
Donna Bouley 
Barbara Bourdeau 

Edward Bourdeau 
David Bourgct 
Rene Bourgel 
Carmella Bourne 
Larry Bourret 
David Bousquct 
Dennis Bousquct 
Mary Rello Boutilier 
Dorthca Bowen 
Jeffrey Bowers 
William Bowes 
Mary Bowmar 
Betty Troutman Boyd 
Victoria Boyer 
Charri Boykin 
Arthur Boyle 
Charles Boyle 
Mary Boyle 
Leslie Bozigian 
Suzanne Braadland 
Jeannine Gosselin Brady 
John Brady 
Mary Brady 
Stephen Brady 
Donna Brallicr 
James Brandt 
John Brannen 
Lisabelh Brantley 
Heidc Braun 
James Braun 
Amy Bravcman 
Debra Bravcrman 
Diane Brawn 
Shaun Brayton 
Michael Brazel 
Russell Breault 
Virginia Breed 
Elizabeth Breen 
MarvEllen Breen 

Linda Breitslem 
John Brelsford 
Katherinc Brendler 
Ralph Brescia 
David Bresnahan 
Alan Bresner 
Anna Brewster 
Stephen Briana 
Bonnie Bricketl 
Frank Bridges 
Larry Bridges 
John Briggs 
Thomas Brine 
Anne Brisbois 
Marianne Brissette 
Laurie Bristow 
Peter Broderick 
Richard Broderick 
Paul Brodmerkic 
Mark Brodsky 
Stephen Brody 
Leslie Brogan 
Carol Bromberg 
Gary Bromery 
Melvin Bronslein 
Nancy Geglia Brooker 
Deborah Brooks 
Douglas Brooks 
Melinda Brooks 
Susan Brooks 
Donna Brosca 
Joseph Brosseau 
Catherin Brotman 
Jonathan Broughton 
Philip Broughton 
Guy Brousseau 
Christopher Brown 
Frederick Brown 
James Brown 

Karen Brown 
Karen Brown 
Kalhy Brown 
Kenneth Brown 
Kevin Brown 
Michael Brown 
Miriam Brown 
Nicholas Brown 
Robert E Brown 
Robert L Brown 
William Brown 
Yvonne Powell Brown 
John Brox 
Robert Brulotle 
Nancy Brunei! 
Temple Bruncr 
Stephen Brum 
Susie Bryan 
William Brzeski 
David Bubriski 
Kenneth Buchan 
Lynnc Buchan 
Betty Buchmann 
Curtis Buck 
Karl Buckland 
Joan Buckley 
Kathleen Buckley 
Maureen Buckley 
Michael Buckley 
Michael P, Buckley 
Patricia Buckley 
John Buersmeycr 
Robert Bugno 
Anthony Buijnarowski 
Grelchen Buitenhuys 
Ralph Buliung 
Christopher Bunnewith 
Linda Burak 
Charles Burbank 

Richard Burbine 
Philip Burdick 
Pamela Burgess 
Michael Burkart 
Anne Burke 
Dennis Burke 
Doreen Burke 
James Burke 
John Burke 
John W. Burke 
Karen Burke 
Regis Burke 
Robert Burke 
Thomas Burke 
Wayne Burke 
William Burke 
John Burman 
Mark Burmeister 
Marsha Burnett 
John Burnham 
Frederick Burns 
Janice Burns 
Katharin Burns 
Margaret Burns 
Paul Burns 
Paul F, Burns 
Patricia Burr 
Mark Burrell 
Toby Burroughs 
Leona Burrow 
John Burrows 
Cynthia Burt 
David Burt 
Kenneth Burt 
Jcflrcy Burion 
Josephine Russell Burton 
Richard Burton 
Jeffrey Busch 
Maureen Bush 

William Howell 



Lon Boutiette 

Paul Bouton 

William Bowes 

David Bowers 

Joseph Bradford 

Richard Bradford 

Janet Bradley 

John Bradley 

Jon Brandon 

Steven Brant 

Karen Brass 

Jean Bratlie 

John Brennan 

Sandra Brent 

Paul Brewster 

Kathryn Bridges 

Jenny Briggs 

Laurie Brigham 

Nancy Brighenti 

Seniors 125 

Anne Brin 
Suzanne Broadland 
Dorothea Brodeur 
Richard Brodeur 
Karen Brody 
Constance Brooks 
Susan Brophy 

Maureen Bruen 
Ernest Brugliera 
Gail Bruno 
Ronald Bruno 
Richard Bruton 
Cathy Brzostecki 
Christine Buba 

Witold Bulikowski 
William Buma 
Paula Buono 

John Burgoyne 
Susan Burke 
Paul Burkhardt 

>»< ^M 


Paul Bushey 

Susan BushrriLin 

Bruce Bussicre 

Claire Bussierc 

Kennclh Butler 

Laurie Butler 

Brenda Bull 

Linda Buzzotla 

David Bvrnes 

Maureen Byrt 

Marv Bys 

Penny Bywell 

Cheryl Cabrat 

Bruce Caccamo 

Lucille Cacicia 

Dennis Cadieux 

Ann Powers Cadran 

John Caesar 

Thomas Caissc 

Ronald Calabrcse 

Eric Calder 

Marilyn Caldwell 

Jan Call 

Alice Callahan 

Edward Callahan 

Francis Callahan 

Jean Callahan 

Marion Wheeler Callahan 

Mary Callahan 

Michael Callahan 

Noreen Callahan 

Patrick Callahan 

Sarah Callahan 

Joseph Callanan 

Bradley Calnan 

Jeannine Camarda 

Charles Cameron 

Lavcrne Cameron 

Alexis Camire 

Michael Campaniello 

Alan Campbell 

Carole Campbell 

Charles Campbell 

Frank Campbell 

Gwcn Campbell 

Joyce Campbell 

Sara Campbell 

Thomas Campbell 

William Campbell 

James Campcielle 

Narcissa Campion 

Patricia Canavan 

John Caney 

Santo Cannarclla 
Gaelano Cannala 
John Canny 
Paul Canton 
Gail Cantor 
Diane Canlwell 
James Canty 
John Capano 
Pelcr Capello 
John Capitanio 
Daniel Cappellucci 
Joseph Carbonc 
Brian Cardello 
Kathcrine Cardillo 
Milca Cardinal 
Gcorgina Cardozo 
Elizabeth Caren 
Linda Carew 
Richard Carey 
Maria Carito 
Candace Carleton 
Virginia Carlin 
Elizabeth Carlson 
Paul Carlson 
Peter Carlson 
Susan Carlson 
Richard Carllon 
Deborah Carney 
Thomas Caron 
Debra Carr 
Barbara Carrcker 
Calhryn Carroll 
James F. Carroll 
James K.. Carroll 
Nancy Carroll 
Richard Carroll 
Paul Carrozza 
Margaret Carsley 
William Carson 
Jordan Carter 
Valerie Carter 
Martin Carver 
W. Paul Carver 
Elisabeth Cary 
Candice Casalis 
Judith Case 
Michael Case 
Mark Casella 
Gerald Cascmiro 
Anne Casey 
Gcraldin Casey 
Kevin Casey 
Madelyn Casey 

Patrick Casey 
Mark Cashman 
Steven Casper 
Colleen Cassidy 
James Cassidy 
Paula Cassidy 
Eric Caster 
Russell Cataldo 
Lisa Cate 
Michael Catlin 
Kathleen Cauley 
Patrick Cauley 
Stephen Cauley 
Thomas Cauley 
Ellen Cavanaugh 
Susan Caylcff 
John Cecca 
Robert Cclla 
Lawrence Centrella 
Cheryl Cernak 
Keith Cernak 
Roseanne Chagaruty 
Charlene Chagnon 
Thomas Chalmers 
Maryann Chamberlain 
Pamela Chambers 
Matthew Chamctzky 
George Champney 
Jack Chan 
Clayton Chandler 
Francis Chaplain. Jr. 
David Chaplin 
Ben Chapman 
Denise Chapman 
Joan Chapul 
Alan Charles 
Donald Charlton 
Meryl Charnow 
Augustus Charos 
Curtis Chase 
Deborah Chase 
Edith Chase 
Elizabeth Chase 
William Chase 
Sidney Chaslain 
Russell Chateauneuf 
Mary Chenaille 
Carol Cheng 
Lisa Chernick 
Paul Chevarley 
Edmund Childs 
Maureen Childs 
Kenneth Chin 

Bus rides 
are definitely 
a bummer, 

it's the only 
way to get 
out of this 

:!^^SC^^SS^^SS^=^SS^^^ Daniel Smith 

Bruce Brown 

Lisa Brown 

Marcia Brown 

Margaret Brown 

Peter Brown 

Rickalen Brown 

Katharine Browne 

Howard Buckley 

Jeffrey Buckman 

Debra Budick 

Steven Budrewicz 

Joan Budzinski 

Jerry Buffam 

Richard Bukovich 

Ann Burbank 
William Burch 
Philip Burdick 

Conrad Burkholder 

Kathryn Burmeister 
Linda Burney 

126 Seniors 

Deborah Burns 
Wayne Burns 
Bill Burrell 

Susan Butterfield 
Marilyn Byrne 
Marlene Cabral 

Kathleen Callahan 
Patricia Callahan 
Patti Callahan 

Madeline Capasso 
Eliot Caplan 
Michael Cappellano 
Phyllis Carelock 
Loretta Carestia 
Christine Carew 
Kathleen Carey 

Mark Bussone 

Lorraine Butler 

Robin Butler 

Nancy Cahill 

Rita Cahill 

Kathleen Callahan 

Alison Callan 

Marcia Campbell 

Mary Cantrell 

Stephen Carmel 

Dawn Carmen 

Julianne Carney 

Daniel Caroleo 

Anne Caron 

James Caron 

Janice Carroll 

Seniors 127 

Susan Carrol! 
David Carter 
Virginia Cary 
Ellen Casey 
Michael Casey 
Marie Cashman 
Diane Cass 

Judith Cate 
Elaine Centofante 

Robert Chadwick 
Richard Chaisson 

Daniel Champagne 
David Champion 

Daniel Smith 

When a blizzard hits Amherst, the Fine Arts Center and all the other white 
concrete monsters seem to disappear in the driving snow. Although many of us 
hoped for a snow day off the administration did not cancel classes because of 
snow at all during the winter of '75-76. 

Mjno Chiocca 

l.yndd Ciano 

1 illd Chisholm 

Joseph CifareJli 

Joseph Chiu 

Paul Cihocki 

Donald Chivas 

Steven Cioli 

David Choinierc 

Mark Citron 

Robert Choinierc 

John Clancy 

Mary Cher 

Arthur Clapp 

Milion Chow 

Jean Clark 

David Chnsman 

John Clark 

Robert Chrisienson 

Margaret Clark 

Wiliiam Christie 

Ruth Clark 

Deborah Chromow 

Steven Clark 

Marilyn Chrostowski 

Victor Clark 

Hugh Churchill 

Jamci Clarke 

Mary Clarke 

Timothy Clough 

Gcoffrev Col fin 

Robert Clarke 

Valerie Clough 

Mary C'oggins 

Thomas Clarke 

George Cmiel 

James Coglin 

Michael Clary 

Denisc Coache 

Andrea Cohen 

Eric Clausen 

Jane Coaklcy 

David Cohen 

Sue Clay 

Ronald Cobbett 

Ellen Cohen 

Joyce Clement 

Thomas Coburn 

Judith Cohen 

Gary Clements 

Hugh Cocke 

Ranan Cohen 

Doris CIcmmons 

Robin Cody 

Anthony Cohnhaft 

AnnMarie Laptcw 

Stephen Cody 

Julia Coholan 


Debra Cofelice 

Robert Coit 

Peter Cline 

Donald Coffey 

John Colaneri 

Lawrence Clockedilc 

MaryAnn Coffey 

William Colantuon 

Amy Clough 

Patrick Coffey 

George Colby 

James Colb> 
Wayne Colcord 
Charles Cole 
Frederick Cole 
Gregory Cole 
Laura Cole 
Donald Coleman 
Eleanor Coleman 
Kathleen Coleman 
Rendell Coles 
Bruce Collamore 
Steven Collar 
Jeanne Collette 
Maria Collette 

Chellis Collins 
Craig Collins 
Deborah Collins 
Donald Collins 
Kalhcrin Collins 
Kevin Collins 
Margaret Collins 
Mark Collins 
Mary Collins 
Peter Collins 
Peter W. Collins 
Richard Collins 
William Collins 
Doris Cotmes 



Patricia Cassidy 
Gary Castaline 

Barbara Ceres 
Donald Cerow, Jr. 

Ronald Chait 
Karen Chambers 

Hin Chan 
Mary Chankalian 

128 Seniors 

Vlarguerite Chaplain 
ilaine Charlton 
Zharles Chase 
vlark Chase 
ludith Cheney 
Roberta Chereskin 
lames Chernoff 

Paula Chouinard 
Thomas Chow 
Catherine Chudy 
Arlene Churchill 
Brenda Ciak 
Helen Ciborowski 
Vanessa Cieslak 

Gordon Clark 
Nathaniel Clark 
Mary Cleary 
Mrs. Charles Clemons 
Pamela Cleval 
Patricia Clifford 
Robert Cline 

Benjamin Coggins III 
Kyle Cohen 
Menashi Cohen 
Michael Cohen 
Edward Donowa 
Rena Cohen 
Theresa Colacchio 

Michael Chiasson 

Peter Chiavaro 

Nancy Chisholm 

Suzanne Chisholm 

Roberta Chmielinski 

Jacqueline Choate 

Martin Chotiner 

David Cignoni 

Benjamin Clancy 

Stephan Clancy 

Cathy Clark 

Charles Clark 

Elizabeth Clark 

Fred Clark 

Richard Cloonan 

Alan Clough 

John Clough 

Joseph Cocco 

Beth Cochran 

Richard Coco 

Mark Coggeshall 

Alan Colarusso 

Edward Colello 

Linda Coleman 

Barry Colen 

Kathleen Coletta 

George Coletti 

Stephen Colin 

Seniors 129 

Scott Collard 
Beatrice Collins 
Jean Collins 
Joseph Collins 

Karen Coltin 
Linda Colton 
Sally Conant 
Cynthia Conforti 

James Connors 
William Conrad 
Mary Constance 
Kenneth Conway 

Stuart Cooperrider 
Ellen Corrigan 
William Corrigan 
Meryl Corsover 

Bob Gamache 

Stephanie Collins 

Neal Colman 

Terry Colsia 

Kim Colson 

Frances Conner 
John Connolly 

Nancy Connolly 
Paul Connolly 

Barry Cooper 

Catherine Cooper 

Roger Cooper 

Steven Cooper 

Joyce Cortese 

Donald Cortis 

Anne Costello 

John Coull 

130 Seniors 

Donald Coulombe 
Michael Couture 
Herbert Covert 
Kathleen Covert 

Anne Craig 
Valerie Cramp 
Robin Cranmer 
Stephen Crawford 

Mary Crook 
Jeffrey Crouse 
Stephen Crowe 
Charlene Crowley 
Lisa Crowley 
Juan Cruz 
Ralph Cuculo 

Joyce Curtis 
Buck Curtis 
Kerry Cushan 
Pamela Cushman 
Ellen Cutler 
John Cutter 
Cecilia Czarnecki 

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Duncan Colter 
Michael Comb 
Gary Conahay 
Diane Conanl 
Andrew Condon 
Frederick Condon 
Robert Condon 
Peter Conklin 
Michael Conley 
Barbara Conlon 
Dennis Conlon 
Kenneth Conlon 
Michael Conn 
Paul Connelly 
David Conners 
Kevin Conners 
Ann Connolly 
Leeanne Connolly 
Linda Connolly 
Mary Connolly 
Jeremiah Connors 
Patricia Connors 
Sean Connors 
Susan Connors 
Alan Conragan 
Judith Conway 
Paula Conway 
Aired Cook 
Gail Cook 
Gary Cook 
Robert Cook 
Sandra Cook 
Debra Cooke 
Jeanne Cookman 
Stephen Coombs 
James Cooney 
Joseph Cooney 
Mary Cooper 
Theresa Cooper 
Manivn Copley 

Mary Henderson Coppola 

Blanca Cortes 

Gary Costa 

Stephen Costa 

Peter Costantino 

Carol Costello 

Daniel Costello 

Dana Cote 

Laurence Cole 

Joel Cotter 

Amy Cotton 

Jeffrey Cotton 

Edmund Coughlin 

Ernest Coulombe 

Charles Council 

Alayne Couper 

James Courcicr 

Robert Court 

Thomas Courtney 

Mark Courvillc 

Bryan Cousin 

Dan Couture 

John Couture 

Mark Couture 

Peter Couture 

Raymond Couture 

Susan Covalli 

Juliet Covell 

Carolyn Cowen 

Elise Cox 

Edward Craffey 

Patricia Crafts 

Candice Craig 

Janis Crampton 

Nicholas Crane 

Martha Crawford 

Ellen Creane 

Maxine Creanza 

John Creavcn 

Daniel Creed 

Kathryn Creely 
Kevin Creighan 
G, Creighton 
John Creighton 
James Crepeau 
Daniel Creran 
Jean Crimmins 
Sheila Crimmins 
Joseph Crompion 
Gary Cronan 
Ellen Cronin 
Jeanne Cronin 
Michael Cronin 
Neil Cronin 
Claudia Crookslon 
Gail Crosby 
William E. Crosby 
William R, Crosby 
Beth Cross 
Kathryn Cross 
Richard Cross 
Cheryl Grossman 
Candice Crough 
Robert Crowell 
James Crowley 
Maureen Crowley 
Neil Crowley 
John Cruckshank 
James Cruise 
Alberto Cruz 
Elba Cruz 
David Cryer 
Stuart Cudlitz 
Deborah Culhane 
Christopher Cullen 
Mark Cullinan 
Barry Cummings 
Larry Cummings 
David Cunha 
Claudia Cunningham 


Paul Coviello 

Eric Covner 

Kenneth Cowen 

Mark Cozzens 

James Creer 

Christine Crepeau 

Stuart Critz 

Susan Crocker 

Deirdre Cronin 

Elizabeth Cronin 

Steven Cronin 

Nancy Cullen 

Debra Cummings 

John Cummings 

Paul Cummings 

James Cunningham 

Eleanor Curley 

Maureen Curley 

Ronald Czepiel 

Ann Czupryna 

Wayne Dacostino 

Barbara Dale 

Stewart Dalsimer 

Joel Dalton 

Donna Daly 

Seniors 1 3 1 

Karen Dam 
John Dame 
Anthony Damelio 
Francis Dance 
Deborah Daniels 
Peggy Dargie 
Marc Dargis 

Robert Dea 
Walter Deacon 
David Dean 
Patrick DeBoard 
Brian Deckel 
Amy Deforest 
David Degere 

Michele Dennis 
Sharon Dennis 
Paul Dennison 
Cynthia DePippo 
Karen DeSalvio 
Denis DeSaulniers 
Alec DeSimone 

Vicenta DeSotolongo 
Carol DeSousa 

Mary Dash 

Elizabeth Davenport 

Gary Daviau 

Elaine Davidson 

Charles Davis 

Ellen Davis 

Ronald Davis 

Elaine DeGregorio 
Domingo DeJesus 
Brunilda DeLeon 
Gregory DeMello 
James Dempsey 
Anthony DeMusis 
Susan DenHerder 

Robert Cunningham 

Sandra Cunningham 

Carol Curley 

John Curley 

Theodore Curley 

Barbara Curran 

James Curran 

Joanne Curran 

Joseph Curran 

Elizabeth Currie 

Edward Curry 

Beth Curtin 

Cynthia Curtis 

Deborah Curlis 

William Curtis 

Arnold Cushing 

Kerry Cushman 

Marianne Fontaine Cwalina 

Stephen Cwalina 

John Cycz 

Ernest Dagnelli 

Robert Dagnello 

Wavne Dagostino 

Dawn Smith Dahl 

David Daigneault 

Jane Dailey 

Sara Dale 

Diann Daley 

Michael Daley 

Richard Dalianis 

Elaine Dallessandro 

Stephen Dalrymplc 

James Dalton 

John Daly 

Kathleen Daly 

Diane Damelio 

Maria Damon 

Denise Damour 

Barry Dancewicz 

Cynthia Daniels 

Gary Danis 

Carol Danley 

Charles Dansreau 

Wendy Darby 

Francis Darcy 

Anna Dargis 

Pamela Darling 

Spencer Darling 

Joseph Davenport 

Barry Davidson 

Jacquelyn Davidson 

Jean Davidson 

Richard Davies 

Charles Davignon 

Dorene Davino 

Albert Davis 

Andrea Davis 

Andrew Davis 

Glenn Davis 

Helen Davis 

Jane Davis 

John Davis 

Margaret Davis 

Michael Davis 

Patrick Davis 

Sidney Davis 

Susan Davis 

Michael Davolio 

Barbara Dawidjan 

James Day 

Jason Day 

Virginia Day 

William Dayutis 

Nancy Deackoff 

Alden Dean 

David Dean 

Francis Dean 

James Dean 

Mark Dean 

Edward Dcane 

Gail Deane 

John DeAngclo 

Robert Dearborn. Jr. 

Brian Dearden 

Leslie DcBiccari 

Joan Deckelbaum 

Janis Dedrick 

John Dee 

Stephen Dee 

Marion Dcegan 

Joseph Deering 

Paul Deering 

Mary DeFelice 

Kenneth DeFreitas 

Patricia DeGarmo 

Carl Deieso 

John Delaney 

Nancy Delaney 

Dale Delano 

Linda DeLeo 

Maryann DcLeo 

Anthony Delgado 

Dimitra Delias 

Karen Delle 

Steven DelMaestro 

Ezequiel DelRio 

Mark DeMaranville 

Philip DeMarco 

Christopher DeMarest 

James DeMary 

Kenneth DeMeo 

Carolyn DeMoranville 

Linda Dempsey 

Robert Denehy 

Joseph Denly 

Paul Dennett 

Cecile Denning 

Jonathon Dennis 

Edward Denon 

Shara Denson 

Marie Deotle 

James DePasquale 

Stephen Dereszewski 

David Desjardins 

John Desjarlais 

Lisa Desmarais 

Marilcc Martin Desmarais 

Neal Desmarais 

Dennis Desmond 

Dennis M. Desmond 

Lewis DeSouza 

Janis DeSpain 

Darrell DeTour 

Norman DcVeau 

James DeVine 

Matthew DeVine 

Robert DeVito 

Joan Devlin 

David DeWmter 
John DeWitt 
Deborah DeWolfe 
Dean Dexter 
Catherine Dialcssi 
Rueith Diamond 
Robert Diamond 
John Diaz 
Philip DiBenedetto 
Matthew Diehard 
Jean Dickey 
Frederic Dickson 
Karen Diebner 
Wanda DifHey 
Vincent DiFilippo 
Joseph DiFranza 
Michael Digby 
Joseph DiGenio 
Donna Dillabaugh 
Francis DiMario 
Patricia DiMasi 
Debra DiMassimo 
Christopher Diminico 
Peter Diminico 
Deborah Dinan 
Richard Dinatale 
Paul Dincrstein 
John Dion 

Michael Diraimondo 
Karen Dittrich 
Rocco DiVcrdi 
James DiVito 
Judith Dixon 
Mark Dlugosz 
Charles Dockendorff 
James Dodge 
Thomas Dodge 
William Dodge, Jr 
Wendy Doering 
Diane Doherty 
Mary Doherty 
Michael Doherty 
Robert Doherty 
Cheryl Dolan 
Philip Dolan 
Sharon Dolan 
Stephen Dolan 
Stephen P. Dolan 
Tara Dolan 
Thomas Dolan 
Kristine Doll 
Victoria Dombrain 
Ralph Dominick 
Carol Donaghcy 
Robert Donaghey 
Kathleen Donaghue 
Kirk Donahoc 
Claire Donahue 
Edward Donahue 
Richard Donahue 
Stephen Donahue 
Robert Donatoni 
John Donley 
Francis Donnellan 
Matthew Donnellan 
John Donnelly 
Paul Donnelly 
Eileen Donoghue 
Eileen M. Donoghue 

John DeSisto 
Karen Desmarais 

Catherine DesRosiers 
Helena DeTore 

132 Seniors 

David DeVault 
Brenda DeYoung 

Lori DiCesare 
Lorna Diehl 

Richard Dineley 
Beverly Dingwall 

Peter DiSalvatore 
Michael DiSavino 

Student Don Garvey demonstrates one way 
of "getting away from it all". Garvey, a 
member of the University Parachuting Club. 
has just released his drag chute 2800 feet 
over the Turners Falls airport. 

Ronald DeYoung 
Anthony DiBartolomeo 

Paul DiGiammarino 
Marlene DiLeo 

Donna Diodati 
Patricia DiRusso 

Barbara DiStefano 

Beth DiVoll 

William Dobbins 

Gordon Dobbs 

Wayne Dodwell 

Mary Doherty 

Paul Doherty, Jr. 

Seniors 133 

Paul Doherty 
Robert Doiron 
Charlene Dolan 
Karen Dolphin 
Arthur Donahue 
David Donahue 
Dorothy Donahue 

Gary Donnellan 
Deborah Donovan 

William Howell 

Some more students demonstrate another way of "getting away 
from it all". Thousands of dollars are spent every year on the 
pinball machines in the Campus Center and the Student Union. 

Daniel J. Donovan 
Daniel J. Donovan 
Daniel J. Donovan 
David Donovan 
Ellen Donovan 
John Donovan. Jr, 
John V Donovan 
Thomas Donovan 
Timothy Donovan 
Bruce Dooley 
James Dopp 
Thomas Dorrance 
Joseph Dorval 
William Dotson 
Wayne Douglas 

Alan Dove 
Margaret Dow 
Kalherine Dowd 
Elizabeth Dowling 
Jeanne Dowling 
Michael Downey 
Robert Downing 
Susan Downs 
William Downs 
Henry Doyle 
Rebecca Drake 
Robert Drake 
Roger Drawee 
Rulh Drechsler 
Dierk Drews 

Thomas Drewski 
Marcie Drcyer 
Brain Driscoll 
Robert Driscoll 
Mary Dristiliaris 
David Drolel 
James Droney 
Maureen Drouin 
Richard Drown 
Paul Drozdowski 
James Drummey 
Sean Drummey 
Anthony Duarte 
Gregory Duarle 
Joanne Dubian 

John DuBpis 
Linda DuBroof 
Mary Dubsky 
Dennis Ducharme 
Michelle Ducharme 
Sue Duchin 
George DucotI 
Deanne Dudash 
Lavon Duddleson 
Joanne Dudevoir 
Laurel Dudley 
Brian Duffey 
Darlccn Wilkey Duffy 
Ellen Duffy 
Kathleen Duffv 

Patricia Duffy 
Kathleen DuFort 
Ronald DuFresne 
Monica Dugan 
Uldis Dulevskis 
Brian Dulmaine 
Charles Dunbar 
John Dunbar 
David Duncan 
Jeremy Duncan 
Teresa Duncan 
Kathleen Dunderdale 
Samuel Dunmore 
Arthur Dunn 
Jacqueline Dunn 

Joseph Dunn 
Mark Dunn 
Robert Dunn 
Daniel Dunne 
Martha Dunphy 
Raymond Dunphy 
David DuPont 
Jacqueli Dupre 
Robert DuPuis 
Barbara DuQuet 
Robert DuQuetle 
Alexis Durham 
Cynthis Durkcc 
Kathleen Durkin 
Thomas Durso 

Kathleen Dwyer 
Thomas Dye 
Debora Dyer 
Janice Dyer 
Robert Dyke 
Michael Dziewit 
John Earl, Jr. 
Michael Earle 
Richard Earley 
Regina Early 
Ruth Early 
Edward Eaton 
Charles Eberl 
Julie Eckman 
Joan Fdelsiein 

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Ellen Donahue 
Dorrine Donaldson 

Karen Donovan 
Lucy Dorsey 

Debra Doucette 
Louise Doucette 

David Douglas 
John Downing 

134 Seniors 

Mary Downing 
William Doyle 
David Drewniak 
Mary Driscoll 
Nancy Droz 
Cheryl Drucker 
Lawrence Drucker 

Bonnie Duffy 
Thomas Duffy 
Armand Dufresne 
Francis Duggan 
Conrad Dugre 
Larry Dunham 
Louise Dunphy 

Maureen Dyer 
Susan Dyer 
Paul Dzubek 
Donald Eagles 
William Earle 
Dennis Eaton 
Linda Ebbeling 

William Elias 
Laurie Elinoff 
Donald Ellis 
Angela Ellsberry 
Janet Ellsworth 
Deborah Elms 
Gretchen Emerson 

Deborah Drummey 

Susan Drummey 

Katherine Drummond 

Francis Dubay, Jr. 

Norman Dube 

Glenn Duffee 

Elaine Duffey 

Bradford DuPont 

Kathleen Durkin 

Richard Durkin 

Robert Durland 

Jane Dvorak 

Carol Dwyer 

Michael Dwyer 

Cheryl Eddy 

Diane Edel 

Mark Edson 

Carl Ehrlich 

Susan Ekizian 

Rosemary Elder 

Joseph Elial 

William Enright 

Gale Eriksson 

Albert Euliano 

Jack Fabbricante 

Donna Fafard 

Elizabeth Falardeau 

Kathleen Fallon 

Seniors 135 

Stephen Falvey 
Samuel Fan 
Moira Fanning 
Donna Farber 
Lisa Fallon 
Judith Farias 
Pamela Farnsworth 

Ann Feldman 
Michael Feldman 
Neal Ferestien 

Katharine Fernstrom 
Carol Ferren 
Karin Fiedler 

Dennis Finn 
Kevin Finucane 
Elisabeth Fisher 

Alfred Faro 

David Farrell 

W. John Farrell 

Maureen Fay 

Noreen Feeley 

Sue Feeney 

Thomas Feeney 

Glenn Ferguson 

Susan Fernald 

Manuel Fernandez 

Elizabeth Fil 

Steven Fine 

Richard Finkel 

George Fisher 
Mark Fisher 
Lucinda Fite 

136 Seniors 

David Fitzgerald 
Donna Fitzgerald 
Dorothy Fitzgerald 

Kathleen Flanagan 
Kevin Flanagan 
Barry Flanders 

Elaine Flores 
Craig Florin 
Karen Flygare 

Kenneth Fonda 
Maria Fontaine 
Joanne Forbes 

When Mav 

rolls around, 
and the 
climb into 
the seventies 
for the first 
time in seven 
students can 
manage to 
convince their 
professors to 
hold class 
outside in 
warm sun 
and cool 


Daniel Smith 

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Jennifer Edniinsler 
Cheryl Edmonds 
Geoffrey Edmunds 
David Edwards 
Elaine Egan 
John Egan 
Virginia Ehas 
Mark Ehrlich 
Lisa Eidhn 
Paul Eidlin 
Crelchen Eisenhaure 
Ann Elderkin 
Peler Eldridgc 
Sally Eldridgc 
Frcdda Elgarl 
Bruce Elias 
Diane Eliopoulos 
Jeffrey Ellena 
Bernard Elliot 
Andrew Ellis 
David Ellis 
Kurl Ellison 
Susan Ellslrom 
Russell Ellsworth 
Nancy Elvin 
Christine Ennerson 
Patricia Emerson 
Clayton Emery. Jr. 
Garry Emgc 
Helena Emmanuel 
Denis Emmeti 
Susan Emond 
William Endicolt 
Jean English 
William Enniss 
David Enos 
Vicki Enrighl 
George Entwislle 
Robert Ephraim 
Michael Epp 
Roberta Epstein 
Herbert Erickson 
Christine Ericson 
Sleven Erikscn ' 

Judilh Eriksson 
Carolynn Griggs Ernst 
Kelly Erwin 
Fannie Escobar 
Mary Esquivel 
Julia Essig 
Alda Estanislau 
David Eulian 
Gram [-usiis 

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Dianne Evans 
Ellen Evans 
Sandra Evans 
Dorothy Evarts 
Daria Ewanik 
Marilyn Ewing 
Helen Eysic 
Michael Facchini 
Rodney Fagan 
Thomas Fahey 
Robert Fair 
Wendy Fairlie 
Jack Fairwcalher 
James Fairwcalher 
Emmett Fallon 
Lisa Fallon 
Thomas Fallon 
Peler Famulari 
Collcn Farias 
Guy Faricr 
Kalherin Fariss 
Andrew Farquharson 
William Farrell 
Calvin Farris 
Robert Farris 
Thomas Farrow 
Marcia Shaw Faucher 
Michael Faulkner 
Thomas Faulkner 
Anthony Favaloro 
Susan Favaloro 
Nancy Favreau 
Daryl Fay 
Eugene Fay 
Mark Feelcy 
Richard Feeiey 
John Feely 
Douglas Feeney 
James Feeney 
Stephen Fcinbcrg 
Scoii Feingold 
Robert Fcldberg 
Anne Fcldman 
Mark Feldman 
Sleven Fcldman 
Helen Fellows 
Jon Fcltus 
Robert Femiano 
Deborah Fenncssey 
David Fcnlin 
Sue Ferguson 
Susan Fcrlcger 
Miguel Fernandc7 


Elizabeth Fitzgerald 

John Fitzpatrick 

Mary Fitzsimmons 

Mary Flanigan 

Carlyn Flax 

Kevin Fleming 

Karen Flynn 

Bernadette Foley 

Nestor Folta 

William Forbes 

Gary Forcier 

Mark Fortin 

Peter Fournier 

Christopher Fox 

Debra Fox 

Elise Fox 



John Fraher 
Malcolm Francis 
Suzanne Franke 
Jane Franklin 
Lee Fraser 
Susan Fraze 
Diane Freedman 

Norma Friedman 
Arthur Friedson 
David Fuette 

David Furini 
Gary Fuselier 
David Gaboury 

Steven Gainsboro 
Patricia Gallaghar 
Scott Ganz 


A pair 


finds solace 
in their 
under a 
tree by the 

Monserrat Fernandez 
Dawn Ferrantc 
Marlha Ferranie 
John Ferrara 
Sicphen Ferrari 
Paul Ferraronc 
Joseph Ferretli 
John Ferri 
Margaret Ferrick 
Mary Ferrick 
Edward Ferris 
David Ferron 
Jean Ferwerda 
Peter Feliig 
Isabel Field 
Gregory Fielding 
Sharon Fielding 
Elinor Fierman 
Joseph Fijal 
Kathryn Filios 
Stephen Filip 
Gerry Filliger 
Marilyn Finlay 
Daniel Finn 
Mark Finn 
Nancy Finnegan 
Daniel Finneran 
Mark Finnerly 
James Finnic 
Anthony Fiore 
Robert Fiore 
Lana Fischer 
George Fish 
Lawrence Fish 
Susan Fish 
Melissa Fisher 
Michael Fisher 
Peter Fisher 
Susan Fisher 
Thomas Fisher 
William Fisher 
Karen Fiske 
Jessica Fitch 
Brian Fitzgerald 
Gerald Fitzgerald 
Gerald E, Fitzgerald 
James Fitzgerald 
Nancy Fitzgerald 
Neal Fitzgerald 
Phyllis Fitzgerald 
Ronald Filzmeyer 
Tcrese Fiizpairick 
Kevin Flaherty 

Thomas Flaherty 
Thomas J, Flaherty 
Albert Flanagan 
Nancy Flanagan 
Paul Flannelly 
Gail Flannigan 
Howard Flashenburg 
Arlene Lubow Flatto 
Laurel Fleet 
Jeffrey Fleming 
Michael Flessas 
Raymond Fletcher 
Lawrence Flockerzi 
Leslie Flood 
Janice Flowers 
Christopher Flynn 
John Flynn 
Peter Flynn 
Richard Flynn 
Charles Fogel 
Robert Fogg 
Karen Fohrhaltz 
Ann Foley 
AnneMarie Foley 
Dennis Foley 
Esther Foley 
Walter Foley 
Rebecca Folta 
Mary Fonseca 
Mark Fontaine 
Christopher Foolit 
Christopher Ford 
Thomas Ford 
Robert Foresi 
Kenneth Forfla 
Geoffrey Forgue 
William Forrest 
Stephen Forrisler 
Karen Forsgard 
Krisline Forsgard 
Richard Forsyth 
Carol Forsythecartelli 
Linda Malmstrom 

Glenn Fortin 
Marc Fortin 
Ermelinda Fortunato 
Elizabeth Foss 
David Foster 
Lianne Foster 
Marilynn Foster 
John Foihergill 
Donna Foti 

Linda Fountain 
Teresa Latter Fountain 
David Fournier 
Janet Fournier 
Robert Fournier 
Cellen Fowie 
Bernard Fox 
Kathleen Fox 
Pamela Fox 
Marian Frack 
Laura Franccschi 
Paul Franceschini 
Debra Franchi 
Debra Francis 
Helene Frank 
George Franklin 
Gilbert Franklin 
Judith Diane Franklin 
Steward Franklin 
John Fraser 
Sharon Frawley 
Jonathan Frazier 
Cynthia Fred 
Janis Frederick 
Raymond Fredericks 
Annie Fredkin 
Peter Fredrickson 
Shirley Frcdriksson 
Kenneth Freed 
Bruce Freedman 
Deborah Freeman 
Edwin Freeman 
Thomas Freitag 
James French 
Frank Freudberg 
Edward Friary 
Anne Friedell 
James Friedman 
Jeffrey Friedman 
Joanne Friedman 
Brian Friedmann 
Daniel Friedmann 
Rhonda Friedmann 
Gail Fnschi 
Joyce Frissell 
David Fritchman 
Diane Fronckus 
Nancy Ward Frutkin 
Joan Frydel 
Jeffrey Frye 
David Fubini 
Christine Fuller 
Ray Fuller 


Jane Freeman 

Robin Freeman 

Mark Freeze 

Pamela Friday 

Benjamin Friedell 

Louella Friedhaber 

Barry Friedman 

Carolyn Fuller 

Edward Fuller 

Colin Fulton 

Deborah Gagnon 

Carol Gaines 

Loretta Ga-nes 

James Garanin 

Kenneth Garber 

Kathryn Gardner 

138 Seniors 

Debbora Garrigan 
Camille Garro 
Barbara Gaucher 
Stanley Gawlik 
Francis Gay 
George Geer 
Frederick Geller 

Janice Gilman 
Mark Ginsburg 
Richard Girard 
Karen Gizitsky 
Joanne Gleason 
Bruce Gledhiii 
Amy Glick 

Neil Goldberg 
Ilene Goldman 
Lynda Goldman 
Stephen Goldman 
Randall Goldsmith 
Karen Goldstein 
Susan Goncarovs 

Clark Gordon 
Ellen Gordon 
Sherryl Gordon 
Edmund Gorman 
Robert Gorman 
Michael Gormley 
Barbara Goss 

Jeanne Gerrold 
David Gesner 
Frits Geurtsen 
Craig Ghidotti 
James Gibbons 
Nancy Gibson 
Michael Gillen 

Reisa Glickman 

William Glucksman 

Mary Glynn 

David Gniadek 

Russell Goddard 

Michael Golas 

Leslie Goldberg 

Federico Gonzales 

Galen Good 

Donna Goodale 

Alicia Goode 

Nancy Goodell 

Russell Goodman 

Alan Gordon 

Glenda Gosselin 

Teri Gottschalk 

Valerie Gould 

John Graf 

Steven Graf 

James Graham 

Phyllis Graham 

Seniors 139 

Richard Graham 
Stephen Gramolini 
William Granchelli 
Carl Gray 
Steven Graziano 
Michael Greaney 
Paul Greeke 

Laurine Greguoli 
Mark Grenier 
Marie Griffin 
Claudia Grigalus 
George Grillon 
Susan Griot 
Susan Griskevich 

John Guerra 
Martin Guerra 
Susan Guidrey 
Cheryl Gulick 
Denise Gunning 
Gary Gunnulfsen 
Marian Gurry 

Morteza Halabian 
David Hale 
Jonathan Hale 
Alyson Hall 
Bettilou Hall 
Jane Hall 
Kevin Hall 

Diane Green 

Cheryl Greenberg 

Gail Greenberg 

Linda Greenhalgh 

Richard Greenleaf 

Barbara Greenstein 

Jay Gregory 

Laura Griswold 

Stephen Grolnic 

Robert Gross 

Marcy Gruen 

Kenneth Grunes 

Maryann Grzywna 

Brenda Guarnieri 

Michael Hackett 

Dennis Haggett 

Alan Hagopian 

Douglas Hahn 

Margaret Hailer 

John Hake 

Christopher Hakim 

Daniel Smith 

Louis Halon 
Wendy Halpern 

140 Seniors 

enise Hamel 
aul Hamilton 

Cynthia Hanczaryk 
Ilene Handler 

Bernard Hannon 
Judith Hans 

Daniel Harbacevich 
Pauline Harding 
Kenneth Hark 
Joan Harkin 
P. Harkus 
Virginia Harpin 
Hazel Harris 

Stuart Fyfc 
Diannc Gabis 
Charles Gaedtke 
Linda Gaffney 
Virginia Gagan 
David Gage 
Pamela Gage 
Elaine Gagnon 
Richard Gagnon 
Harold Gaines 
Thomas Gaines 
Pairicia Gajda 
Holly Galcnski 
Harry Galiatsos 
Deborah Gallagher 
Paul Gallagher 
Michael Gallant 
Timothy Gallant 
Paul Galley 
Francis Galligan 
Claire Gallo 
Nancy Galofaro 
Laura Galusza 
Donald Galuza 
Jayne Gamer 
Larraine Gandolfi 
Donald Gangell 
Cynthia Gaon 
Cynthia Garabedian 
Robert Garabedian 
Francis Garahan 
Jesus Garcia 
Janice Gardner 
Maria Gardner 
Raymond Gardner 
Steven Gardner 
Steven Garnelt 
Cary Garrett 
Wayne Garrett 
George Garrity 
Jon Garvey 
Robert Garvey 
Leslie Gasser 
Deborah Gately 
John Gaucher 
Barbara Gaudet 
Donna Gaudette 
Mark Gaudelie 
Marijo Gaumond 
Irene Gauthier 
Nancy Gauthier 
Ellen Gavin 
Rose Gayarsky 
Garry Gazzaniga 
Kevin Geary 
John Gebbie 
Gail Geddes 
Mark Gedmin 
David Gcdrailis 
Dennis Gee 
Janice Erickson Gee 
Gary Geffken 
Dana Geis 
Elizabeth Gelineau 
Paul Gelineau 
Susan Geller 
William Gelsomino 
Paul Gcncst 
Dianne Gennari 

Nicholas Gentile 

Nicholas Georgantas 

Diane George 

Sharron Geracc 

Kathleen Geragosian 

Kenneth Gerard 

Leslie Geratowski 

Thomas Geronimos 

David Gerralt 

Nancy Gerrior 

Craeman Gelhers 

Robert Getlings 

Michael Gettman 

Michael Giampiclro 

Richard Giard 

David Giardina 

Linda Giardina 

John J Gibbons 

John J. Gibbons 

Joseph Gibbons 

Charles Gibson 

Chryse Gibson 

Douglas Gibson 

Mary Gibson 

Philip Gibson 

Paul Gifford 

Arthur Giftos 

Mary Gilbert 

Nancy Gilbert 

Michael Gilberli 

Joseph Gilboy 

Michael Gilbride 

Allan Gildersleeve 

Paul Gilflllan 

Patricia Gill 

Robert Gill 

Thomas Gill 

Thomas Gillams 

Carol Gillan 

Paula Gillespie 

Joyce Gillis 

David Gillon 

Jeffrey Gilman 

Nancy Gilman 

Paul Gilroy 

Gail Ginnetti 

Paul Giordano 

Donna Girard 

Gary Girard 

Keith Girard 

William Girardi 

Theresa Girgenti 

Mercedes Girona 

Elaine Giroux 

Angela Giudice 

Ruthann Giusti 

Mark Given 

James Glackin 

Geraldine Hodge Gladden 

Gary Gladu 

Alida Glancy 

Jane Glass 

Howard Glassman 

Robert Gleason 

Lynn Gledhill 

Hodges Glenn. Jr. 

Charlene Glorieux 

Veronica Glynn 

Mark Goebel 


Hilary Hammer 
David Hampson 

Cynthia Hanley 
Kenneth Hanley 

Rodney Hansen 
Steven Hanson 

Peter Harris 

Raymond Harris 

William Harris 

Lee Hart 

Steven Hart 

Jacquelyn Hartford 

Pamela Hartford 


Seniors 1 4 1 

Gary Hartley 
Elaine Hartman 
Suzanne Harwood 
Bela Hasek 
Nadine Hashem 
Bruce Hashinger 
Jerilyn Hastings 

Nathaniel Hearn 
Joseph Hebert 
Joanne Henriksen 
Daniel Hermanski 
Marcia Heronemus 
Joel Hersh 
Diane Hess 

Catherine Higgins 
Betsy Hill 
Robert Hiller 
Roland Hinckley 
Kenneth Hintlian 
Pamela Hiser 
Jodi Hitt 

Alan Hoffman 
Dennis Hoffman 
Robert Hoffman 

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Richard Gogal 
David Gold 
Warren Gold 
David Goldberg 
Donna Goldberg 
Wayne Goldberg 
Jarcd Goldfine 
Marvin Goldman 
Michael Goldman 
Jmark Goldrick 
Allan Goldsher 
Craig Goldsmith 
Ronald Goldsmith 
Deborah Goldstein 
Janice Goldstein 
Lawrence Goldstein 
Sharon Goldzweig 
George Golebiowski 
David Golinski 
Mitchell Goiner 
Edward Gonet I 
Linda Gonsaives 
Lucas Gonzale7sant 
Douglas Goodell 
Stephen Goodhue 
Corinne Goodman 
Charles Goodreau 
Emiley Goodrich 
Michael Goodrich 
Arthur Goodridge 
Deborah Goodwin 
Jeffrey Goodyear 
George Goolkasian 
Frederic Gordon 
Lise Gordon 
Philip Gordon 
Susan Gordon 
Marcia Gorman 
John Gosselin 
Robert Gostanian 
George Gougian 
John Gould 
Kevin Gould 
Dcnise Goulet 
Dana Goulsion 
William Gouzounis 
Jeffrey Gove 
Joseph Govoni 
Theresa Goyette 
Donna Gracia 
David Graham 
Edward Graham 
Robert Graham 
Wilman Graham 

Michael Granahan 
James Grandison 
Paul Grandmaison 
Kevin Grandmont 
Gary Grano 
Brian Grant 
Gerard Grant 
John Grant 
Karen Grant 
Linda Grant 
Richard Gram 
Catherine Grassi 
Richard Graveline 
Cindy Gray 
Dons Gray 
Patricia Gray 
Jane Grazewski 
Joan Greaves 
Stephen Greco 
Thomas Greco 
Harriet Greeley 
Melissa Green 
Robert Green 
Susan Green 
Paula Greenberg 
Malcolm Greenwood 
Carol Gregory 
Linda Grenicr 
James Gribouski 
AnnMarie Griffin 
Donald Griffin 
Lauri Griffin 
Paul Griffin 
Paula Paoli Griffin 
Kathryn Grigas 
Daniel Grigus 
David Grillo 
Margaret Forfa Grimes 
Laurel Grinnell 
Marilyn Grinnell 
Kay Underwood Grocki 
Martha Grogan 
Mary Grogan 
Scott Grolemund 
Charles Grondalski 
Catherine Grose 
Martha Gross 
Robert Gross 
Wendy Gross 
Joyce Grossman 
Michael Grossman 
Richard Grout 
Susan Grover 
Kathi Gruenwald 

Is she 
or just 

this little 
girl strikes 
a pensive 
pose as 


compete in 

game in 


Daniel Smith % 

Paul Haughey 

Philip Hawes 

Cathleen Hawkins 

James Hawkins 

Susan Hay 

Joann Healey 

Terry Healy 

Katherine Heyl 

Deborah Hickey 

Denis Hickey 

Joseph Hicks 

Joanne Hietanen 

Thomas Higginbottom 

Annette Higgins 

Michael Hluchyj 

James Hoberg 

Richard Hockmuth 

Vivian Hoffman 

Kevin Hogan 

Linda Hohlstein 

142 Se 

James Holbrook 
Bernard Holcomb 
Denise Holland 

Jane Hopkins 
Kathleen Horan 
Catherine Horgan 

Elaine Houghton 
Joseph Houlne 
Ellisa Hovagimian 

Carole Howe 
Sarah Howe 
Martha Howker 
Diane Hubert 
Melanie Hughes 
Sally Hughes 
Beverly Hugo 

James Holland 

Cynthia HoUman 

Eleanor Hooper 

Patricia Horgan 

Stephen Horn 

William Hosking 

Marian Howard 

Susan Howard 

William Howard 

Janet Hummel 

Susan Humphreys 

Larry Hunt 

George Hunter 

Ward Hunting 

William Hurley 

Andrew Ide 

Seniors 143 

Judith Imber 
Cynthia Iris 
Beverly Irla 
Ingrid Ives 
Karen Izbicki 
Janet Izen 
Sherry Jacobs 

Steven Jaffe 
Donna Jago 

Karen Jarret 
Carl Jay 

Suzanne Jean 
Laura Jefferson 


Nancy Grusheck 
Ddvid Grygicl 
George Grygorccwicz 
Noemi Grzela 
Vincent Grzyb 
Donna Guadagnoli 
Gilbert Guay 
Richard Gucncltc 
Elba Guerra 
Anlhony Gucrriero 
l.ouis Gucvin 
Nancy Guglielmcllo 
Linda Guglictli 
Nancy Guido 
Deborah Guild 
Alice Guincy 
David Guincy 
Slanley Gula 
Laurie Gullion 
Pamela Gulo 
Norman Gundcrshcim 
Kalhryn Gunihcr 
Gunnar Gustafson 

Thomas Guslafson 
Keith Gustarlis 
Pamela Gustin 
Claire Gustowski 
J-P, Gutierrez 
David Guy 
Arlcnc Guyon 
Louis Guyoit 
Wilfrcdo Guzman 
Florence Gyorck 
Michael Haddad 
William Haffcnrcffcr 
Janice Hagcn 
Geoffrey Hagcnbuckic 
Jan Hagstrom 
Goeffrcy Hakim 
Jess Hales 
Glenn Haley 
Wendy Halfen 
Carey Halkiotis 
Calhv Hall 
Charles Hall 
Darlcne Hall 

Derek Hall 
Krislcn Hail 
Nancy Hall 
Peler Hall 
Raymond Hall 
Thomas Hall 
William Hall 
Edward Hallahan 
Heidi Hailell 
Kenneth Halletl 
Ruth Hallion 
Norma Hollock 
Jean Halvorscn 
Anne Hamburger 
Marcia Hamel 
Mary Hamel 
Ronald Hamel 
Paul Hamer 
Rebecca Hamilton 
Lawrence Hammare 
Jeffrey Hammers 
Andrew Hammond, li 
Brian Hampton 

Brian Hamson 
Todd Handel 
Charles Handschuh 
Cherie Hancs 
Michael Haney 
Ellen Hanick ' 
Donald Hanley 
Audrey Hanlon 
David Hannabury 
Richard Hannigan 
Eric Hannuia 
Dorothy Hansberry 
Jane Hansberry 
Robert Hansman 
Karrie Hanson 
Steven Hanson 
Elaine Harding 
John Harding 
Peter Harding 
Richard Harding 
Robert Harding 
James Hardv 
Br:idle\ Harlou 

Edward Harney 
Gar> Haroian 
Sherry Harper 
David Harpin 
Theresa Harrigan 
Lawrence Harriman 
Ann Harrmgion 
Beth Painter Harrington 
Daphne Harrington 
Edward Harrington 
John Harrington 
Marc Harrington 
Michael F- Harrington 
Michael L. Harrington 
Hana Harris 
Julie Harris 
Paul Harris 
Sandra Harris 
Thomas Harris 
Warren Harris 
John Harrison 
Dennis Harrod 
Danic! Hart 

Kcllv Hart 
Kevin Han 
Marion Harl 
Raymond Hart 
Richard Hart 
Judilh Hartford 
Robert Hartford 
James Hartley 
Bryan Harvey 
H L Harvey 
Michael Harvey 
Daniel Haskell 
Julie Hassctl 
Richard Hassetl 
Charles Hasslcr 
Harry Hassoun 
Maricc Hastings 
Mark Hastings 
Betty Hatch 
Joel Hatch 
Michael Hatfield 
Elizabeth Hathaway 
Kathleen Havern 

Robert Havis 
Barry ILi^kins 
Jaquelyn Hajden 
Anne Hayes 
Deborah Hayes 
Dennis Hayes 
Gwcndoiy Hayes 
John Hays 
Joseph Havward 
Michael Hay ward 
Ivan Hazard 
Pamela Hazen 
Elaine Hazzard 
Thomas Hcafey 
John Healy 
Karen Hcaly 
Kalhryn Healy 
Mary Hcaly 
Marian Heard 
Elaine Heberl 
James Heberl 
Kevin Heberl 
Deborah Hcckcl 

Marilyn Jacobson 
Paulette Jacques 

Janet James 
Melissa Janes 

Paul Jay 
Patricia Jayko 

Jayne Jefgood 
James Jenkins 

144 Se 

Stephen Jenkins 
David Jensen 
Martin Jessel 
Alan Johnson 
Arnold Johnson 
Barbara Johnson 
Betty Johnson 

Kathleen Jordan 
Robert Joress 
Barbara Joseph 
Kathleen Joyce 
Michael Joyce 
James Kackley 
Suellen Kadlewicz 

Beatrice Karns 
Barbara Karolow 
Deborah Kaster 
Peter Kates 
Marjorie Katz 
Annette Kazlauskas 
Richard Keane 

Neil Kelly 
Patricia Kelly 
Richard Kelly 
Robert Kelly 
William Kelly 
Bonnie Kenderdine 
Frank Kendra 

Elizabeth Johnson 

Kathryn Johnson 

Nancie Jolda 

Barbara Jones 

Carolyn Jones 

Lynn Jones 

James Jordan 

Robert Kagan 

Janet Kahler 

Richard Kaitz 

Mark Kaizerman 

Stephen Kalenik 

Paul Kanter 

Bonnie Karas 

James Keel 

Judith Keene 

Ann Kelleher 

Michaeline Kelley 

Cynthia Kelly 

Deborah Kelly 

Ghislain Kelly 

Nancy Kendrew 
Martha Keniston 
Noreen Kennedy 
William Kennedy 
Christine Kennett 
John Kenney 
Kathleen Kenney 

Seniors 145 

Peter Kenney 
Valerie Kenney 
Susan Kenny 
Michael Kent 
Pamela Kerman 
Kevin Kern 
Adelaide Ketchum 


Weigh it for yourself, honey! 
Cheerleaders Anne Novak and Pete 
Dingle give the Minutemen all the 
help they can at the Alumni Stadium 
game against Dartmouth College. 

William Howell 

Toni Hecklingcr 
Charles Hedge 
Michael Hcgh 
Nancy J. Heglin 
Nancy Heidt 
Geoffrey Heigh 
Rulh Beals Heintz 
Regan Heiscrman 
Sara Heller 
Mark Hemond 
Ann Murphy Henchey 
Chris Anderson 

George Henderson 
William Henderson 

James Hendricks 
Richard Hendrickson 
Michael Henley 

John Hennessy 

Sharon Hennessy 

Alan Henry 

Linda Henry 

James Hcnshaw 

Marie Herbert 

Maurice Herbert 

Norman Herland 

Linda Herman 

Ruth Herman 

Frederic Herr 

Daphne Merrick 

Robert Herrick 

Paul Hershey 

Robert Herterich 

Ann Hession 

Cynthia Heyner 

Diane Hickey 

Steven Hickey 

Job Hicks 

Deborah Higgins 

Linville Higgins 

James Hight 

Kathleen Hilbrink 

Alison Hilding 

Robert Hildreth 

Ann Hill 

Deborah Hill 

Richard Hil! 

Robert Hill 

Stephen Hill 

Bennie Hilliard 

David Himelfarb 

Peler Hinchey 

Jane Hinckley 

Stephen Hinckley 

Constance Hinds 

Robert Hinga 

Mark Hinkle 

Martha Hirsch 

Eurydice Hirscy 

James Hiscock 

John Hislop 

Robert Histen 

John Hobson 
Susan Hoch 
Carol Hochstadt 

Hillel Hodes 

William Hodges 
James Hodnetl 
Sandra Hodson 
Susan Koldy Hoffer 
Karen Hoffman 
Barbara Hofrennmg 
Kathleen Hogan 
Susan Hogan 
Robert Hogg 
Susan Holahan 
Norman Holbrook 
Frank Holcomb 
James Holdsworth 
Wanda Holensworlh 
James Holewa 
Susan Holly 
Mary Holmes 
Nancy Holmes 
Sandra Riccio Holmes 
Mary Holtorf 
Robert Hollorf 
Rebecca Holtzingcr 
Kenneth Homan 
Richard Homewood 
Neil Homstead 
David Honor 
Alan Hooker 
Michael Hoolc 
Jacques Hoolen 
William Hopf 
Gerard Hopkins 
Jody Hopkins 
John Hopkins 
Joseph Hopkins 
Mark Hopkins 

Robert Hopkins 

Robert J. Hopkins 

Sarah Hopkins 

George Hopper 

Frederick Horan 

Richard Horlick 

Barbara Home 

Elsa Hornfischer 

Donna Horsch 

James Horsford 

Karen Casavant Houde 

Laura Houghton 

Ellen Hourihan 

Richard Houser 

Joanne Houston 

Andrew Howard 

Craig Howard 

Martin Howard 

Michael Howard 

William Howell 

Donald Howes 

Deborah Hoxsie 

Cynthia Hoy 

Jill Hoy 

Deborah Hoyt 

Margaret Hoyl 

MaryAnn Watson Hrncir 

Aaron Huber 

Jeanelte Huber 

Ronald Huberdeau 

Lynn Hudson 

Jon Hucras 

Elizabeth Hughes 

Ronald Hughes 

Deborah Hiiisken 

Stephen Humphrey 

Elizabeth Hunt 

John Hunt 

Moreau Crosby Hunt 

William Hunt 

Deborah Hunter 

Donald Hunter 

Michael Hunter 

Scott Hunter 

Richard Huntoon 

Eileen Hurley 

James Hurley 

Judith Hurley 

Nancy Hurley 

Jeffrey Hurst 

Russell Hurwitch 

Esther Hurwitz 

Mark Hurwitz 

Lisbeth Hussey 

Paul Huichcon 

Donald Hutchinson 

Joy Hyde 

Paul Hyde 

Daniel Hynes 

Karen lampietro 

John lannacci 

Leo lantosca 

Joanne larocci 

Cynthia Ickes 

Brian Igoc 

Stephen Ingalls 

Lawrence Ingham 

Leslie Rogers Ingham 

Pamela Ingham 

Virginia Inglis 

Peler Innvar 

Joseph lozzo 

Kent Issenberg 

Ellen Issncr 

Cynthia Isveck 

Stanley Ivas 

Susan Jaciow 

Bruce Jackson 

Cheryl Jackson 

David Jackson 

Mark Jackson 

Monty Jackson 

Bradford Jacobs 

Christian Jacobs 

Joan Jacobs 

Patricia Jacobs 

David Jacobson 

Edward Jacobson 

Jack Jacobson 

Mark Jacobson 

Rob>n Jacobson 

Cynthia Jacques 

Zane Jakuboski 

Dennis Jakus 

Timothy Jalberl 

Walter James 

Edward Janik 

William Jantzen 

Jackie Jarest 

Eric Jarvis 


William Keviti 

Paula Kiberstisi 

Nancy Kiernani 

Patricia Kilroe; 

Kevin Kinchi 

Anthony King; 

Jill King; 

146 Seniors 

Sarah King 
David Kinsman 
Joan Kissell 
Deborah Kitchen 
Miriam Kitmacher 
Edward Kittredge 
Leo Klevens 

Judy Koh 
Mei Kok 
Barbara Koldys 
Richard Komosky 
Jane Konieczny 
Philip Kopel 
Joan Kopeski 

Kurt Koskinen 
John Kotowski 
David Kowal 
Joseph Kowalski 
Jan Kowza 
Dorothy Kozlowski 
Louis Krampetz 

Wolfgang Krull 
Fred Kruse 
Ginny Krystel 
Michael Krzystofik 
John Kubacki 
Debra Kuchieski 
Suzanne Kuczka 

Laurie Klibanoff 

Susan Kloss 

Michael Kneeland 

Deborah Kobak 

Margaret Koch 

Mark Koczela 

Joseph Koechel 

Diana Koretsky 

Stuart Koretz 

Barry Kornblum 

Leslie Kornfeld 

Norman Kornwitz 

Joan Korzec 

Sally Kos 

Matthew Kravitz 

Alan Krensky 

Marliese Kreske 

Joanne Kries 

Stephen Kromycinski 

William Kropa 

Barbara Krugman 

Susan Kudzi 

Lita Kuipers 

Denise Kulha 

John Kulig 

Mark Kulig 

Wesley Kulig 

Joanne Kundl 

Seniors 147 

Michael Kuppens 
Beth Kushner 
Michael Kushner 
Haekyong Kwon 
Wendy Laakso 
Daniel LaBonte 
Wilfred LaCroix 

Beverly Lasovick 
John Lastella 
Francine Laterza 
Anthony Laudadio 
Laura Laverdiere 
Charlene Lavin 
Colleen Lavin 

Shirley Lee 
John LeFrancois 
Elizabeth Leger 
Janet Leggat 
Kristin Lehto 
Christopher Leighton 
Murray Lelacheur 

Ralph LePore 
Michael Lerner 
Candia Lesiczka 
Judith Lesnoy 
David Letters 
Toby Leventhal 
John Levesque 

Anne Lalikos 

Doreen Lamneck 

Steven Lampi 

Linda LaPorte 

Deborah Langford 

Robert LaRoche 

Robert LaRussa 

Mary Lavin 

Robert Lavoie 

Judith Lawrence 

Donna LaCombe 

Victoria Leal 

Kathleen Leary 

Richard Leazott 

Richard Lenihan 

Richard Lent 

Kim Leonard 

Mary Leonard 

Patricia Leonard 

Richard Leonard 

Suzanne Morris 

Marilyn Levi 

Jane Levin 

Carol Levine 

Richard Levine 

Robert Levine 

Judith Levinson 

Mervat Levy 

148 Seniors 

Gary Lewis 
Steven Liebert 
Grace Lin 
Roger Lincoln 
Kenneth Lindberg 
Paul Lindmark 
Karen Lindquist 

For many students, Sunday is a day to put away the books and Daniel Smith 

attend the religious services of their choice. This photograph was made 
during Catholic Mass at the Newman Center. 

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<vtaria Jaurcgui 
■Vanda Jaworski 

Ijregory Jay 
])avid Jean 
Danielle Jcanloz 
Jruce Jeffries 
Robert Jefferson 
iamuel Jeffery 
^aul Jeffrey 
.inda Jehl 
vlichcic Jemmotl 
vlary Jenewin 
irnesi Jenkins 
liianlcy Jenkins 
Dale Jcnsscn 
bcnnis Jew 

Anlhony Jewell 
Juan Jimenez 
Charles Joanides 
Frederic Jodoin 
Jacqueline Johansen 
Sally Johansson 
Sleven Johndrow 
Billie Johnson 
Bruce Johnson 
Bruce L. Johnson 
Christine Johnson 
David L Johnson 
David P Johnson 
David W Johnson 
Denise Johnson 
Elizabeth Johnson 
Elmer Johnson 
Erncsl Johnson 

Gerald Johnson 

Diane Service Jones 

Ellen Jorgcnscn 

Donna Kalinowsky 

Gina Johnson 

Emilia Chantre Jones 

Andrew Jowdy 

Patrick Kamins 

James Johnson 

Faith Jones 

Alfred Joyce 

Eugene Kan 

Linda Johnson 

George Jones 

Jane Joyce 

Mona Kangas 

Marcia Johnson 

John Jones 

Kathrvn Joyce 

Lee Kania 

Marshall Johnson 

John R. Jones 

Michael Joyce 

Lisa Kanter 

Martin Johnson 

Marcus Jones 

Theodore Joyce 

Richard Kanter 

Roy Johnson 

Mark Jones 

Andrew Judge 

Ann Kaplan 

Shelia Johnson 

Mary Jones 

Kathryn Judge 

Pamela Kaplan 

Steven Johnson 

Samuel Jones 

Rodney Julian 

Nancy Karakula 

Craig Johnston 

Steven Jones 

Ronald Junker 

George Karas 

Judiih Johnston 

Susan Jones 

Dorenc Juster 

Frederic Kareta 

Sharon Kennedy Johnston 

Vicki Jones 

Bernard Jwaszewski 

Kyriakos Karoutsos 

Alan Jones 

William Jones 

Linda Kaada 

Nancy Kazrsberg 

Bruce Jones 

Judith Jordan 

Christin Kachajian 

Joseph Kaslauskas 

Christopher Jones 

Kenneth Jordan 

Joseph Kadlick 

Takashi Kato 

David Jones 

Ralph Jordan 

Melinda Kahn 

Judith Kal7 

Denise Jones 

Thomas Jordan 

Marjorie Kaitz 

Lvnn Katz 


Ronald Lingley 

Carol Lipman 

Dana Little 

Michael Littman 

Michelle Locke 

Marilyn LoGrasso 

Johnny Loh 

Seniors 149 

Mary Loh 
Dennis Long 
Karen Long 
Salvatore Longo 
Steven Loomer 
James Lormer 
Frank Lospaluto 

Hector Luna 
Mary Lussier 
Jose Luz 
Kathleen Luz 
Richard Luz 
Doris Lynch 
Patricia Lynch 

Jeffrey Maclure 
Debra MacNeiil 
James Madiao 
Michael Madden 
Cindy Madfis 
Janet Maguire 
Bruce Mahar 

Michele Mailhot 
Ronald Maillet 
Steven Majkut 
Michael Malamut 
Ann Malave 
Bruce Mandelbaum 
Patricia Mangan 

Gail Lotto 

Maureen Loughnane 

Robert Low 

Jane Lowe 

Judith Lowell 

Peter Lown 

David Ludwig 

Ray Maagero 

Stephanie Mack 

Karen Mackenzie 

Kerry Mackenzie 

Joanne Mackenzie 

Dennis Mackler 

Richard Mackowiak 

Anita Maheris 

Richard Mahler 

John Mahon 

Patricia Mahon 

Glen Mahoney 
Mary Mahoney 
Nicholas Mahr 

Gail Manin 
Philip Manin 

150 Seniors 

Cynthia Mann 
Bradford Manning 

Donna March 
Jeffrey March 

Jack Margossian 
Joan Mariani 

Laurie Markowitz 
Delores Marrs 

John Manning 
Peter Manzi 

Amy Marcus 
Judith Marcus 

Roger Katz 
Julia Kaufman 
Lee Kauppila 
Robin Kavanagh 
John Kawecki 
Karen Kay 
Edward Kazembe 
Sicphen J. Keane 
Stephen Keane 
Deborah Kearney 
James Kearney 
Arlene Keating 
Paul Keating 
Shirley Keech 
David Keefc 
Martha Keefe 
Neil Kcefc 
Robert Kccfc 
Thomas Keegan 
John Keenan. Jr. 
Joseph Keenan 
Robert Keenan 
Marlha Kecney 
David Keer 
Susan Mcrrow Kehoe 
Alan Kciran 
Sally Kadyeski Keiran 
Daniel Keith 
Edward Kcleher 
Jean Kclleher 
Joan Kellcher 
Maria Kclleher 
Nancy Kellcher 
Philip Kclleher 
William Kelleher 
Kalhryn Keller 
Bonnie Lou Kelley 
Bradford Kelley 
Bradley Kelley 
Karyn Kelley 
Martin Kelley 
Michael Kelley 
Richard Kelley 
Timothy Kelley 
Frederick Kelliher 
James B Kelly 
James M. Kelly 
Jean Kelly 
Joanne Kelly 
John Kelly 
Margueri Kelly 
Nancy Kelly 
Karen Kelway 
Albert Kcndra 
John Kendzierski 
Edward Kennedy 
Janet Kennedy 
Walter Kennedy 
Donald Kenney 
John Kenney 
Steven P Kenney 
Steven S. Kenney 
Eugene Kenny 
Joann Kenny 
Evan Kenseth 
Donna Marie Kent 
David Keough 
Neil Kerman 
Joseph Kern 
Priscill Kerner 

Kenneth Kerr 

Megan Kerr 

Richard Kessel 

Barry Kesselman 

Mary Kelt 

John Keyworlh 

Gary Kidd 

James Kidd 

Joseph Kielbasa. Jr. 

Robert Kieltyka 

MaryJane Kiely 

Susan Kieras 

Dennis Kiernan 

James Kierstead 

Martha Kilcoyne 

Samuel Kilgorc 

Peter Killilea 

Richard Killion 

Elizabeth Killoran 

Maria Killough 

Richard Killough 

Arlene Kimball 

John Kimball 

Ernest King 

Kathryn King 

Marilyn King 

Nalhatia King 
Stephen King 
Thomas King 
Jon Kingsbury 
Susan Kinnear 

Michael Kinsley 

Mark Kinsman 
Margaret Kirk 
Steven Kirk 
Paula Kirkpatrick 
Jeanlion Kirouac 
Stephen Kirouac 
Stephen Kirsch 
Jill Kirschenbaum 
Roberta Eloise Kirwan 
Paul Kislo 
Susan Kite 
Gary Kitmachcr 
Pamela Kitlredge 
Raymond Kittredge 
Charles Klein 
Paul Klemm 
Kathleen Klesh 
Bruce Kline 
Kenneth Klopfer 
Christopher Klosson 
Susan Klug 
Elizabeth Knapp 
Thomas Knecht 
Mark Kneeland 
Janet Knight 
Margaret Knight 
Patricia Knight 
David Knou 
Wayne Knott 
Shcrril Koch 
David Kocinski 
Christopher Koehlcr 
Elaine Kolish 
Judith Kollman 
Thomas Kolodziejcza 
Lori Komaromi 
Barbara Konove 

Michael Koperniak 

Robert Marini 
Rocco Marino 

Bruce Marsden 

Richard Marshall, Jr. 

Susan Marshall 

Carol Martin 

June Martin 

Geoff Martino 

Paul Masi 

Seniors 151 

Joanne Maslowski 
Robert Masse 
Pamela Mast 
Kevin Masterson 

Michael Maziarz 
Thomas Mazzone 
Diedre McAndrews 
Larry McBeth 

John T. McCarthy 
Karen McCarthy 
Kathleen McCarthy 
Marian McCarthy 

Stephen McCourt 
Genne McDaniel 
Bradley McDermott 
Gregg McDonald 



Robert Matfess 

Elizabeth Matthews 

Edwin Matusko, Jr. 

James Mayher 

Mary McCallum 

Ann McCarte 

Elizabeth McCarthy 

John McCarthy 

Susan McCarthy 

Joyce McCleary 

Lawrence McClusky 

Daniel McCook 

James McDonough, III 

Matthew McDonough 

Constance McDowell 

Joyce McGowen 

152 Seniors 

JeanMarie McGranaghan 
T. McGuire 
Jeanne McKay 
James McKeon 

Patricia McLaughlin 
Mark McLellan 
Lois McLennan 
Patricia McMahan 

Jeffrey McReynolds 
Regina McPherson 
Russell Meduski 
Mary Meehan 

Sharyn Menegus 
Paula Mercier 
Ovide Mercure, Jr. 
Gregory Merkel 

Rainy days 


seem so 


Michael McKinney 
Barbara McLaughlin 
Edward McLaughlin 
Michele McLaughlin 

Daniel Smith ( 

Maria McNamara 

Theresa McNamara 

Robert McNulty 

Katherine McPherson 

Bruce Kopischkc 

Garv Labak 

Frederic Langenheim 

Mark Lawson 

Edward Koppclman 

Anne Labbe 

Dennis Langcvin 

Lam Lawyer 

Adam Korabowski 

Charles Labombard 

Stephen Langlais 

Linda Lawyer 

Diane Koretsky 

Alfred LaBonte 

Joseph Lankau 

Robert Lax 

Toby Konlsky 

Edward LaBonte 

Denis Lankowski 

Frederic La\den 

Andrew Korn 

Gerald LaBonte 

Edward Lannon 

Robert Lay field 

Shirley Korncisky 

Nancy LaBovit? 

Marcia Lannon 

James Laz/ara 

Lawrence Kornfcld 

Ann LaBrecque 

Stephen Lanou 

Benson Leach 

Suzanne Korpila 

Donna LaCombe 

Richard LaPalme 

Wilfred Learned. Ill 

Joan Korsakov 

Louis Laconi 

Glenn LaPerIc 

John Leary 

Gary KotHta 

Donald LuCosle 

Barbara LaPierrc 

Martha Leary 

Alan Kotowicz 

Lisa LaCrossc 

Barbara LaPinc 

Steven Leary 

Daniel Kotowii/ 

Robert LaFlammc 

Denisc LaPlantc 

Peter Leavitl 

Charles Koulalidis 

David LaFleur 

Henry LaPlantc 

Diana Snow LcBlanc 

Frank Kovendy 

Paula LaFond 

Joseph LaPlantc 

John LeBlane 

Ronna Kramer 

Colleen LaFontaine 

Linda LaPorte 

Judith LcBlanc 

Marjoric Kravctz 

James LaFord 

Denis LaPrade 

Robert LeBocuf 

Eugene Kresco 

George LaFramboise 

Judith Larkin 

Ro\ Ledcrnian 

Sylvia Kricbcl 

Adnennc LaFrenicr 

William Larkin 

Richard Ledford 

Linda Kricgcr 

Carl LaFreniere 

Harry LaRose 

David Lcdgere 

Barry Krimsky 

Peler Laird 

Marie Larrow 

Phillip Ledin 

Lynne Krock 

David LaJeunessc 

Eric Larsen 

Janice LcDoux 

Elaine Krol 

Joseph Lally 

Carl Larson 

Robert LeDoux 

Debra Krousc 

Richard Lally 

Wallace Lary 

Barbara Lee 

William Krouse 

Duncan Lamb 

Thomas Lasher 

Henry Lee 

Stephen Kruglewic? 

Linda Lambdin 

Chrislin Latshaw 

Shcryl Leed 

Kathleen Krumm 

Anne Lambcrl 

William Lattrcll 

Steven Lccd 

Peter Kruse 

Deborah Lambert 

Francis Laughtin 

W. Ann Leek 

Benjamin Kru^er 

David Lamkins 

John Laurcnson. Jr. 

Donna Leele 

Carol Kuhnberg 

James LaMonl 

Barbara Lauzicr 

Elisabeth Lccle 

Joseph Kulis 

Judiih LaMoihc 

Brian Lavcrtue 

Michael Lcfkowiu 

William KuliN 

Douglas Lamson 

Raymond Lavin 

Jeffrey Leger 

James Kumgenas 

Steven Landau 

Edward Lavina 

Debra Legge 

Alan Kuntholm 

Paul Landesman 

Lois Lavoie 

John Lcibinger 

William Kupiec 

Kevin Landolina 

Phyllis Lavoie 

Debra Leibowitz 

Roland Kupriss 

Valerie Landry 

Lee Lawrence 

Mark Leibowitz 

Geoffrey Kruinsky 

Edward Lane 

Lois Lawrence 

Clare Lciby 

James Kuzmeskus 

John Lane 

Teresa Lawrence 

Meredith Leiic 

Thomas Labadorf 

Paul Lane 

Enid Lawson 

Kenneth LemanskJ 

Robert Meekins 

Bruce Meyer 

Lee Meisenheimer 

Joan Mendelsohn 

Steven Meister 

Michael Meyer 

Carl Melberg 

Janet Michaels 

Seniors 1 53 

Mary Machaud 
Ronald Michonski 
Stanley Michonski 
Larry Midura 
Jayne Mikonis 
Clifford Miles 
David Miles 

Sandra Misiun 
David Mitchell 
Frank Miu 
Nancy Moan 
Russell Moberg 
Susan Moesley 
Mary Moitoza 

Ramona Morey 
William Morin 
Peter Moritz 
Steven Morris 
Suzanne Morris 
Michael Morrissey 
Richard Mosback 

Michael Moyle 
John Moynihan 
Lynne Mudarri 


Lauren Milesky 

David Miller 

Kiema-Luvwefwa Miller 

Linda Miller 

Nancy Miller 

Susan Miller 

Robert Millette 

Karen Monaco 

Felix Monarca 

Raymond Monkley 

Lorna Mooney 

Janet Moore 

Lee Moffett 

Debra Morey 

Carolle Lemieux 
Arthur Lemire 
Douglas Lemire 
Charles Lenis 
Thomas Lenkowski 
Kimbertie Lennarlz 
Robert Leonard 
Ronald Leonard 
Donna Leone 
Kirk Leoni 
Jeffrey Leporati 
Andrew Les 
Robert Lesch 
Michael Lescord 
Janet Leslie 
Steven Lesser 
James Lester 
Gail Letendre 
Normand Letendre 
Suzanne Letendre 
Mark Levay 
Marilyn Levens 
Joanne Levcnson 
Marjorie Levenson 
Stephen Levenson 
Peter Leveroni 
Daniel Levesque 
Jacinthe Levesque 
Andrew Levine 
Avis Levine 
Barry Levine 
Jerry Levine 
Olgalarr Levine 
Willjam Levine 
Mark Levreault 
Rebecca Levy 
Peter Lcwicke 
Allyson Lewis 
Beverly Lewis 
Daniel Lewis 
David Lewis 
Steven Lewis 
Roberta Lewonis 
Karen Li 
Barbara Lianides 
Spencer Liberty 
Thomas Licata 
Joan Lichlman 
Barbara Licberman 
Gary Lieberman 
Jay Lieberson 
Rita Lighlner 
Lynda Lilyeslrom 
Shuenn Jian Lin 
Tucker Lmdquist 

Larinda Linkovjch 
Leonard Linquala 
John Lipscomb 
Irwin Lipworlh 
Gary Liquori 
Marcia Litchfield 
Paul Liichfield 
Sheila Litchfield 
Cindy Litman 
Diane Little 
Gary Little 
Joyce Little 
John Littlcwood 
Keith Liuzzi 
Jan Livingston 
Marian Livingston 
David Locke 
George Locke 
Michael Locke 
Kathi Lockwood 
Lawrence Lodi 
Eric Loehr 
Jeffrey Logan 
Karen Logan 
Deborah Lohman 
Mary Loizeaux 
William Lolos 
Gloria Lomax 
Peter Lombardo 
John London 
Carol Long 
Susanne Long 
Suzanne Long 
Richard Longchamps 
Kenneth Longmoore 
Ruth Longwell 
Ancelmo Lopes 
John Lopes 
Kenneth Lopes 
Mark Lord 
Martha Lorentz 
Joanne Lorrey 
Jean Losurdo 
Cindy Lourie 
Debra Loux 
Kathryn Love 
Dorothy Loveday 
Charles Loven 
Steven Loveridge 
Thomas Loveti 
Donald Lowery 
Michael Lowey 
Elaine Lowrey 
Lucy Lubanski 
Waller Lubas 

Christopher Lucas 
Clifford Luce, Jr. 
Joan Lugcrt 
Roger Lugton 
Robert Luippold 
William Lumsden 
Anthony Lupi 
George Luppold 
Darlene Lyko 
Heidi Lyie 
Douglas Lyman 
Gene Lyman 
Deborah Lynch 
John Lynch 
Kathleen Lynch 
Martha Lynch 
Michael Lynch 
James Lyons 
Todd Macalister 
David Mac Arthur 
Dougles MacBrien 
Nicholas Macchio 
Bruce MacDonald 
James Macdonald 
Janet MacDonald 
Robert MacDonald 
Scott MacDonald 
Susan MacDonald 
Brian MacDonnell 
James MacFarlane 
Kenneth Machado 
Judith Machnik 
James Machonis 
Joanne Macisaac 
Kevin Mack 
Robert Mack 
Robert MacKay 
Sara Mackell 
Andrew MacKenzie 
Alexander Mackie, Jr. 
John Mackicwicz 
Thomas MacLaughlin 
Colin MacLaurin 
Henry MacLean 
William MacLean 
James MacLeod 
Carl MacMillan 
J. K, MacNaughton 
Charles MacNcil 
Richard MacPhaul 
Susan MacPherson 
Robert MacQuarrie 
Barbara Madden 
Bruce Madden 
David Madden 

Elyssa Moskowitz 
George Motta 
Judith Moyer 

David Muenkel 

Michael Mulkerrin 

Brian Mullane 

1 54 Seniors 

Cynthia Mullen 
James Mullen 
Patrick Mullen 

Lawrence Murphy 
Mary Murphy 
Melinda Murphy 

Laurie Musen 
William Mustard 
Susan Myerow 

Steven Nadolny 
Pamela Nagle 
Tara Nagle 
Linda Nantais 
Paul Narkus 
Mark Nalband 
Michael Nathanson 

David Muller 

John Mulvehill 

Carolyn Murdopk 

Paul Murphy 
Leslie Murray 
Mary Murray 

Frederick Myerson 

Roger Myren 

Alfred Nadeau 

William Nebesky 

Richard Neely 

Jeffrey Nelson 

Nancy Nelson 

Lois Newman 

Steven Newton 

Linda Niemczura 

Seniors 155 

Melanie Niemczura 
Vanessa Nii 
Michael Nikitas 
Howard Nilsen 
David Nnyamah 
Carol Nolan 
Patricia Normand 


Elaine Madden 
Kathleen Madden 
Susan Mader 
Charlene Madison 
Kenneth Madorc 
Robert Magno 
Barry Magnus 
Andrew Maguirc 
Thomas Maguire 
William Maguirc 
Donna Mahady 
Joseph Mahan 
Thomas Mahan 
Elaine Mahanke 
Peler Mahar 
Anne Maher 
Gregory Maher 
Joseph Maher 
Daniel Mahoney 
Edmund Mahoney 
Janice Mahoney 
John Mahoney 
Karen Mahoney 
Kathleen Mahoney 
Paul Mahoney 
Paula Mahoney 
Sharon Mahoney 
Ernest Mailloux 
Robert Mailloux 
Grela Maki 
Timothy Maki 
Joanne Makris 
Donna Malmquisl 
Christine Maloney 
Thomas Maloney 
David Maloof 
Frederick Malouf 
Martha Malynn 
Jeffrey Mancevice 
Diane Mandile 
Matthew Manella 
Diane Mango 
Dolores Manijak 
Carol Mann 
Edward Mann 
Kelley Mann 
Beverly Manna 
Gary Manning 
Kevin Manning 
Margaret Manning 
Nancy Manning 
Robert Mansfield 
Michael Manzi 
Carol Marble 
Claire Marchand 
David Marchand 
Donna Marchand 
Robert Marchand 
Mary Marchetla 
Louis Marchelti 
Dominick Marcigliano 
William Marcinczyk 
Jane Marciniak 
Lynn Marcus 
Alan Marcus 
Paul Marcgni 
Neal Margolin 
Alan Margossian 
Allen Margulies 
Paul Marion 
Robert Markarian 
Richard Markham 
Mitchall Markham 
Susan Markman 
David Marks 
Gerald Marmal 
John Marona 
Brian Maroney 
Richad Maroney 
Michael Marra 
Donald Marsden 
Mitchell Marsh 
Helen Marshall 

Movin in. 
It's usually a 
real pain, but 
the best part 
of it is 
around, on 
trunks and 

Anne Novak 

Susan Obremski 

John O'Brien 

Sharon O'Brien 

Roger Ochs 

Barbara O'Connell 

Thomas O'Connell 

156 Seniors 

Theodore Olsson 
Leslee Onanian 
Kenneth O'Neill 
James Onessimo 
Debra Ordway 
David Orfalea 
Sheila O'Rourke 

Danial Ouellette 
Nancy Ottman 
Peter Our 
Beverly Overko 
Robyn Oxman 
Paul Paciello 
Marie Pagel 

Steven Pandiscio 
David Pangonis 
Maryellen Panousis 
John Panzica 
Pamela Papadinis 
Jean Papalia 
Andrew Papas 

Wayne Marshall 

Paul Marszaick 

James Martel 

Clifford Martcll 

Hillary Martick 

Edward Marlin 

James Martin 

Jo Anne Marlin 

Joseph Martin. Jr 

Michael Marlin 

Nicholas Marlin 

Peler Martin 

Diane Marlinal 

Diane Martinclli 

Donna Cowdrey 

Peter Marlinello 

Joseph Martins 

Bahman Mashhour 

Slevcn Maslowski 

Michael Mason 

Mitchell Massaconi 

Michael Massi 

George Master 

Craig Maslerman 

Jonathan Masters 

Dale Mather 

Thomas Mathews 

George Mathcy 

Elaine Malhais 

Luz Matias 

Stanley Malras 

Denise Matleau 

David Matthews 

Elaine Ploikin Matthews 

Leslie Matthews 

Mark Matthews 

Melinda Matthews 

Paul Matthews 

Storm Matthies 

Gary Mattson 

Leroy Maurer 

Marcelle Mavidis 
, Arislomenis Mazvrikidis 

Bruce Mawhinney 

Brian Maxfield 

Susan Maxwell 

Andrew May 

Douglas May 

Scott May 

Thomas May 

William Maykel 

Alice Maynard 

Peter Mayne 

Mary Mazzaferro 

Anne Mazzu 

Edward McAlcney 

Mark McArthur 

Judith McAulay 

Ann McBralney 

Hugh McBridc 

Nicholas McBride 

Edward McCaffrey 
^ Mary McCallum 

William McCann 

Barbara McCartcr 

Barbara McCarthy 

Daniel McCarthy 

Edward McCarthy 

Francis McCarthy 

Gail McCarthy 

Jill McCarthy 

Karen McCarthy 

Kevin McCarthy 

Margaret McCarthy 

Mary Jane McCarthy 

Maureen McCarthy 

Michael McCarthy 

Patricia McCarthy 

Raymond McCarthy 

Robert McCarthy 

William McCarthy 

Christopher McCarty 

unmade beds, 
I and having a 
party with 
friends you 
haven't seen 
, in a few 

Daniel Smith 

Helen O'Donnell 

Thomas O'Donnell 

Dennis O'Hearn 

David Oldberg 

Peter Oligny 

Janice Oily 

Kurt Olson 

Gloria Ortiz 

David Osepowicz 

David Ostrander 

Mary Jane O'Sullivan 

Kris Oswald 

James Otis 

Michael Ottlinger 

Florrie Paige 

Kevin Paige 

Diane Pajewski 

John Paleo 

Ralph Pallotta 

Karen Palmer 

Thomas Palmer 

David Paquette 

Gil Paquette 

Jeffrey Paquette 

Joseph Paquette 

Bruce Parent 

Marsha Paris 

Geoffrey Parker 

Seniors 157 

Janet Parker 
Janet Parks 
Marie Parlon 
John Parrinello 
Martha Parrish 
Deborah Parsons 
Jay Parsons 

Morris Payant 
William Payne 

Paula Pecukonis 
Dennis Pelosi 

John Penny 
Michael Peppe 

Simons, a 
living in 
plays with 
his pet 
Satch had 
to leave, 
when she 

were not 
allowed in 

Ddvid McCaulcv 
Kevin McClay ' 
John McClcllan 
Laura McCloskey 
Michael McClurc 
Patricia McClurc 
Gordon McComb 
Howard McCormack 
Jeffrey McCormick 
Michael McCormick 
Stephen McCormick 
Sharon McCoy 
Mark McCuc 
Joanne McCullom 
Peler McCullough 
James McDcrmotl 
Thomas McDermotl 
Rila McDevitt 
Joanne McDonald 
Peler McDonald 
Janice McDonough 
Maiihew McDonough 
Pamela McDonough 
Ruth McDonough 
William McDonough 
William McDougall 
Diane McDowell 
Douglas McElroy 
James McElroy 
Mark McFaddcn 
Joanne McFarland 
Kalherinc McGee 
Ronald McGerily 
Thercse McGill 
Donald McGilvray 
Kevin McGinn 
Edward McGinnis, Jr. 
Steven Mcglew 
Helen McGonaglc 
John McGovern 
James McGowan 
Joanne McGowan 
Michelle McGowan 
George McGrath 
Joan McGrath 
John McGralh 
Robert McGralh 
Richard McGravey 
Elaine Eagan McGraw 
William McGray 
Robert McGuanc 
Kenneth McGuire 
Pamela McGuirk 
Paul McHugh 
Jacqueli Mclnnis 
Dorothy Mclnnlosh 
Cecil Mclntyre 
Margaret McKane 
Karen McKay 
Sandra McKay 
Richard McKcc 
Gary McKenna 
Edward McKeon 
Betty McKcown 
Roberta McKibbcn 
Douglas McKinley 
Michael McKinley 
Patricia McKinley 
David McKinnon 
William McKinnon 

Susan Partridge 

Joan Partyka 

Liela Pasquale 

Martin Patrick 

Susan Paul 

Deborah Paulhus 

Diane Pavlin 

Christine Pecevich 
Philip Pecevich 

Barbara Penn 
Scot Pennington 

Timothy Perkins 
Laurence Perlmutter 

158 Seniors 

John Perna 
Stephen Perry 

Robert Peterson 
Michael Petkovich 
Katherine Petrullo 
Cynthia Petterson 
Nancy Pettus 
Douglas Pfeiffer 
Rosanne Phillips 

Neil Pitchel 
Annmarie Plaziak 
Katherine Plichta 
Kermit Plinton II 
Terry Plotkin 
Robert Podgurski 
Kathleen Podsadowski 

Deborah Porazzo 
Janis Porter 
Richard Porter 
Susan Porter 
William Porter 
Michael Posner 
Cheryl Possardt 

Joseph Pignatiello 

Robert Pike 

Susan Pike 

Lou Pina 

Daniel Pineau 

Maria Pineda 

Anthony Pires 

Shari Pollack 

Marilyn PoUak 

Laurence Pollard 

Cheryl Pollino 

Terilyn Pollock 

Linda Polzer 

Deborah Poore 

Joanne Potter 
Nancy Potts 
Yaghoob Pouladian 
Helen Powell 
John Powers 
George Prall, Jr. 
Ellen Pressman 

Seniors 159 

Eric Pressman 
Paul Preston 
Kim Price 
Roger Price 
Joan Proctor 
Robert Proctor 
Marian Prokop 

Omer Qayyum 
Kathleen Queeney 
Paul Quigley 
Kathleen Quinlan 
Louann Quinn 
Cynthia Quint 
Nancy Radebaugh 

Diane Raum 
Leanne Rearick 
Helinka Rechnitz 
Craig Reed 
Harrison Reed 
Sharon Reed 
Susan Reed 

George Renzoni 
Robyn Rex 
Karen Rhoden 
Thomas Rhodes 
David Rice 
Judith Rice 
Michael Rice 

Mary Prout 

Edwin Pruchnik 

Benita Pullara 

Arthur Purkis 

Kathleen Putala 

June Purvis 

Erika Putnam 

Joyce Radzik 
Henry Rafferty, Jr. 

Nancy Raffio 
Shahbal Rahmani 
Elizabeth Ramsey 

Kim Randall 

Joanne Ratte 

Brian Regan 

Michele Regan 

Elizabeth Reiche 

Gerald Reid 

Michale Reid 

Patricia Reid 

Dorothy Renaghan 

William Rich 

Michael Richards 

Walter Richardson 

Barry Richman 

Patricia Rickitts 

Margaret Rielly 

Mitchell Riese 

160 Seniors 

Anthony Kigali 
Sandra Rigazio 

Joseph Riley 
Michelle Rioux 

Andrew Rizzo 
Christine Roach 

Douglas Robblee 
Thomas Robert 


Janice Rigda 
Brian Riley 

Eduardo Monarca 
Jerry Mondalto 
Virginia Mondschcin 
Roland Moncstimc 
Slephen Mongan 
Michael Moniz 
Slcvcn Monkiewicz 
Paul Monlecalvo 
Steven Montciro 
Barbara Montgomery 
Neil Montgomery 
Jerry Montrose 
Maureen Mooncy 
Paul M coney 
Rose Mooncy 
David Moore 
Kevin Moore 
Patricia Moore 
Paul Moore 
Robert Moore 
James Moos 
Robert Moquin 
Rebecca Moran 
Dean Moreau 
Bruce Morgan 
Jack Morgan 
Daniel Moriarty 
Edward Moriarly 
Janice Tisdell Moriarly 
Joann Moriarty 
Kevin Moriarty 
l.enore Morin 
f-rank Morra 
Mary Morris 
William Morris 
Kevin Morrison 
Roderick Morrison 
Gerald Morrissey 
Kevin Morrissey 
Ruth Morrissey 
Cynthia Morse 
David Morse 
Mary Morse 
Pamela Morton 
Gerald Moscato 
Jeffrey Moschella 
Dana Mosher 
Jill Mosher 
(jrcgory Mosket 
Thomas Motherway 
Ralph Motta 
t_ arolc Mottau 
Kathleen Motter 
Allen Moulton 
Thomas Mourey 
Carol Moy 
Allen Moyer 
Chrislin Moylan 
David Moynihan 
James Mo\nihan 

Chrisimc Mudgelt 
Gabrielc Mudry 
David Mudway 
Peter MucUo 
Ellen Mugcr 
Robert S. Mulcahy 
Robert T, Mulcahy 
Kevin Muldoon 
Michael Muldowney 
Linda Mulkern 
Mary Mullen 
William Mullen 
Carol Muller 
Dorothy Muller 
Geraldin Mullin 
Kathleen Mulrcnen 
Terrance Mulryan 
Kevin Mulvaney 
Kathline Mulvihill 
Robert Mumford 
Thomas Mumley 
Daniel Munkley 
Ronald Mura 
Margarel Murch 
Jane Murdock 
Dennis Murley 
Celia Murphey 
Arnold Murphy 
Bruce Murphy 
Charlott Murphy 
Dava Murphy 
Elizabet Murphy 
Frederic Murphy 
James A, Murphy 
James E. Murphy 
Janice Murphy 
John Murphy 
Joseph Murphy 
Judilh Murphy 
Margarel Moynihan 

Patricia Murphy 
Paul Murphy 
Pauletl Murphy 
Ronald Murphy 
Teresa Murphy 
Warren Murphy 
William Murphy 
John Murray 
Theadore Murray 
Thomas Murray 
William Murray 
Charles Musante 
Raye Mulcherson 
Robert Muzerall 
Gary Muzyka 
Mary Myer 
George Myers 
Mark Myers 
Michael Myers 

Suzanne Myers 
Yuri Mykolajewycz 
Joseph Nabrynski 
Elaine Nacorchuk 
Colette Nadeau 
David Nadeau 
Leon Nadeau 
Mark Nardini 
Mary Narkewicz 
Edwin Narlowicz 
Norman Nash 
Constanc Nason 
Harold Nathan 
Cheryl Nathans 
June Navalany 
Maureen Navin 
Mark Naylor 
Regina Nazzaro 
Carl Neal 
Catherine Neal 
Robert Neas 
Amy Nechlcm 
David Needle 
Wayne Neil 
John Neilson 
Barbara Nelson 
Carol Nelson 
Debra Nelson 
Ronald Nelson 
Suzanne Nelson 
Robert Nemelh 
Janet Nerman 
Louise Neto 
Walter Neumann 
Stephen Newcomb 
Beverly Newell 
Elizabeth Newell 
Karen Newell 
Mary Newell 
Stephen Newland 
Barbara Newman 
Anthony Newsom 
John Newton 
Juanita Newton 
Richard Newton 
Roger Newton 
Timothy Ney 
Catherine Heyl Nichols 
Roland Nichols 
Gail Nicholsen 
Lester Nicholson 
Garry Nickerson 
Gordon Nickerson. 
John Nickerson 
Dana Nicoll 
Kenneth Nicosia 
Gary Nielson 
Dennis Nieskoski 
Paul Nietupski 
Philip Nielupski 

. Jr. 

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Mud. During the winter and spring, it seems that 
everywhere you want to walk, mud stops you. 

Daniel Smith 

Elizabeth Rising 
Richard Rivers 

Henry Roach 
Rosaline Roback 

Arthur Roberts 

Michael Roberts 

Dianne Robertson 

Elizabeth Robertson 

Brent Robichaud 

Paul Robichaud 

Anne Robinson 

Seniors 161 

William Robinson 
Patricia Robinson 
John Roche 
Eugene Rochow 
Brian Rockett 
Matthew Rockman 
James Rodd 

It was a long, cold winter, but 
the legend held fast once again. 
After Commencement, we 
checked Metawampe and found 
that he was still clutching his 

Daniel Smith 

S ♦*♦ S; •*♦ S ♦*♦ S ♦*♦ S ♦*♦ :fc " 




Siephcn Nikiias 
Nicoli Nikonczuk 
Euslace Niles 
Leroy Niles 
Steven Nilcs 
Susan Niman 
Ava Nisscnbaum 
Janis Nilcnson 
Marybelh Uchman Nix 
Linda Noble 
Lisa Noble 
Frederic Nobles 
Joanne Nolan 
Nancy Nolan 
Deborah Nolei 
Robert Noller 
Barbara Noonan 
David Noonan 
Jane Noonan 
Robert Norcott 
Wayne Norcross 
Marilyn Norden 
Robert Nordstrom 
Barbara Norman 
Philip Normandin 
Charles Norton 
Deborah Norton 
Robert Norton, Jr. 
John Notarangelo 
Joan Nothdurfl 
Janel Nourse 
Lili Novia 
David Novick 
Lauren Drake Novick 
Thaddeus Nowak 
Barry Nuncs 
Irene Nunes 
Joanne Nuncs 
Luis Nunez 
Carl Nunn 
Mary Nyhan 
Stephen Nyslrom 
Catherine Oakes 
Bronwyn O'Brien 
Francis O'Brien 
James O'Brien 
John O'Brien 
Joseph O'Brien 
Kathleen O'Brien 
Kazlhryn O'Brien 
Kenneth O'Brien 
Michael O'Brien 
Patricia O'Brien 
Richard O'Brien 
Robert O'Brien 
Robert R O'Brien 
Timothy O'Brien 
William O'Brien 
Robert Obyck 
Diane Occhialini 
John Occhialini 
Ann Occhiuti 
Barbara O'Connell 
David O'Connell 
Edward O'Connell 
Michael O'Connell 
Nancy O'Connell 
William O'Connell 
Bert O'Connor 
Brian O'Connor 
David O'Connor 
Donna O'Connor 
James O'Connor 
John O'Connor 
Maura O'Connor 
Patrick O'Connor 
Patrick T, O'Connor 
Robert O'Connor 
Virginia O'Connor 
Dennis O'Dcll 
Gerard O'Doherty 
Arleen O'Donnell 
Eugene O'Donnell 
John O'Donnell 
MaryJanc O'Donnell 

James O'Donoghuc 

Thomas O'Hara 

Stephen O'Hearn 

Gerhard Ohntrup 

Richard Oinonen 

Francisc Ojeda 

William O'Keefe 

Patricia O'Keere 

David OldHeld 

Barbara O'Leary 

Michael O'Leary 

Verne Oleksowicz 

Deborah Olert 

Vincent Olinski 

James Oliver 

Nancy Oliver 

Leonard OIken 

Paul OUan 

Lawrence Olliver 

Karen Barch Olmstead 

Robert Olmstead 

Susan Olsen 

Christopher Olson 

Laura Olson 

Linda Olson 

Patrick Olwell 

Salie O'MaHey 

Jerry Omideyi 

George Ominski 

Robert O'Neal 

Colecn O'Neil 

Geoffrey O'Neil 

Kathleen O'Neil 

Donna O'Neil 

Donna O'Neil 

James O'Neill 

John O'Neill 

Patricia O'Neill 

Jane Oparowski 

Ellen Orenberg 

Cathcrin Orlando 

Joseph Orlando 

Joanne O'Rourke 

Beverly Orr 

Debra Orr 

Joseph Orwat 

Jeffrey Osborne 

Joseph Osborne 

Charles Osgood 

Chrislin O'Shea 

Thomas O'Shea 

Barbara Osikowicz 

James Olcri, Jr. 

Mohamcd Olhman 

John Olis 
Sue Otto 

Patricia Ouellette 

Phillip Ouellette 

Robert Ouellette 
Jeffrey Oura 
Linda Overing 
Michael Overstrect 
Mark Ovian 
Frederick Owen 
Lawrence Ozella 
Gary Pabis 
Thomas Pacheco 
Andrew Paciulli 
Jerome Packard 
Patricia Paddock 
James Padgett 
Angela Padula 
Phyllis Padwater 
Ronald Padykula 
Christina Page 
Margaret Page 
Mary Page 
Barbara Paige 
Andrea Paine 
John Paine 
Pitva Paivarinne 
David Palangi 
Bronny Paletta 
Eugene Palmer 
Robert Palmer 


X ♦** X ♦*• 5t ♦*♦ 5c ♦<♦ 5t ♦*• ,A ' 

Carmen Rodriguez-Fernandez 

Romona Rodriguez 

Susan Rogan 

Janet Rogers 

Howard Rokes 

Janet Rome 

Shelley Rooney 

162 Seniors 

David Rose 
Paula Rosen 
Thomas Rosiello 
! Marsha Ross 
Mary Ross 
Robert Ross 
Leo Rotkiewicz 

Steven Rowden 
Christine Rowinski 
Patricia Rowse 
Roseann Roy 
Kenneth Rubin 
Peter Rudnicki 
Stephen Ruggieri 

Judith Ryan 
Michael Ryan 
Karen Saari 
Joyce Saab 
Nancy Saacke 
Steven Sabatini 
Edward Sabbagh 

David Salvadore 
Nikki Samaras 
Oleta Samble 
Lega Sammut 
Loretta Samson 
Suzanne Sanders 
Dale Sanderson 

Marcia Rottenberg 

Michael Rounds 

Denise Rourke 

Pamela Rourke 

Steven Rousseau 

Charles Roux 

Lois Roviaro 

Frederick Ruggles 

Stephen Ruggles 

Mary Rutkauskas 

Dennis Ryan 

Gail Ryan 

Janet Ryan 

John Ryan 

Charles Saber 

Shelley Sack 

Jeffrey Sacks 

Charles Sadoski 

Luis Salcedo 

Mara Salloway 

Marcia Sallum 

Christopher Sands 

Frank Sano 

Lynda Santacrose 

John Santoro 

David Santos 

Gina Sapienza 

Steven Sarfaty 

Seniors 163 

Paul Sarkisian 
Kristina Sarvela 

Bruce Savatsky 
James Scace 

Steven Schafer 
Diane Scherer 

Lawrence Schissel 
Liane Schneider 

MMiL^. i 

Robert Pjlubinsk;is 
Wcslcv Palugj 
Sue Pandcv 
Robert Panctii 
Siindra Papavacil 
Bruce pLipa/ian 
Gilda Papia 
Barry Pappas 
Cassandrc Paqucttc 
Heloisc Paqucltc 
L.inda Parabicoli 
James Paradis 
William Parke 
Arlene Parker 
Dana Parker 
Donna Parker 
Harold Parker 
Henrv Parker 
Janet Parker 
Walter Parker 
Riehard Parkin 
Edward Parr 
John Parry 
Mclinda Parry 
Donald Parsons 
James Parsons 
Deborah Partington 
Patricia Par7ych 
Julia Paskauskas 
l^cila Pasqualc 
Carey Paster 
Jeanne Pas/tor 
Irene Patch 
Daniel Pater 
Wayne Patria 
David Palncc 
Donald Palruno 
Michael Pattavina 
Donald Patterson 
Jean Pallon 
Carmen Patuto 
Gai! Paul 
Mark Paul 
Paul Pauiclte 
Bonnie Paulino 
Nancy Pavoni 
Mark Pawlik 
James Paydcn 
Chrislin Payne 
Nancy Pcabody 
Marcia Peach 
Robert Peach 
Louise Pead 
Arthur Pearlman 
John Pearson 
Edward Peck 
Lawrence Peck 
Daniel Peczka 
Daniel Peczka 
Kalhryn Pcdcrscn 
Stephen Pcdi 
Beverly Peebles 
Dianne Pckins 
Dennis Pcllclicr 
Kevin Pcllciier 

Sandra Pcllcticr 
Lynnc Peloquin 
Vincent Pcloso 
Wesley Pena 
Raymond Pendcrgasl 
James Peninger 
Keith Penniman 
David Pen7a 
Diane Pepi 
Eugene Pcpi 
Yovannia Pepin 
Phoebe Pepper 
George Pcraino 
Martin Pcrchak 
Jaime Pereira 
Eleanore Perkins 
Frederick Perkins 
James Perkins 
John Perkins """ 

Peter Perkins 
Richard Perkins 
Russell Perkins 
Nicholas Perrakis 
Robert Perrell 
Paul Perrotta 
Debra Perry 
Irene Perry 
Joaquim Perry 
Robert F. Perry 
Robert R Perry 
Teresa Perry 
William Perry 
Susan Person 
Karen Pcrsson 
Lorctla Pessin 
John Pelcen 
Alan Peters 
Jon Petersen 
Elaine Peterson 
John Peterson 
Jon Peterson 
Russell Peterson 
Norma Pelraitis 
Dcnise Petrin 
Kim Pcischek 
Randall Pevscr 
Mark Pfeil' 
William PHuger 
Jeremiah Phelan, Jr. 
Wayne Phelan 
John Phelon 
David Phelps 
Henrv Phelps 
Dudle\ Phillips 
John Phillips 
James Phiniscy 
Carolyn Phinney 
John Phipps 
Scan Phipps 
Theresa Picard 
Ann Pichey 
Mark Pickford 
Debra Pierce 
Daniel Pietras 
Susan Pictr/.ik 

Lizabeth Pignato 
Lynn Babineau Pijar 
Laurie Pilachowski 
Christopher Pile 
Joanne Pillow 
Jeffrey Pimenlcl 
Leo Pinard 
Molly Pine 
Pamela Pineo 
Daniel Pionlkowski 
Michael Pipp 
David Pira 
Paul Pisano 
James Pistorio 
Marjorie Pivar 
Elaine Plank 
Charlene Planle 
Douglas PlatI 
Kcrmit Plinlon. II 
Dianna Ploof 
Scott Plotkin 
Stephen Plotkin 
Kcilh Plourd 
Ronald Plumb 
David Podolski 
Janet Poirrier 
Edward Pokora 
Joseph Plansky 
Jay Policow 
Joseph Polidoro 
Susan Pollack 
Jennifer Pollard 
Robert Pollard 
Joseph Polli 
Linda Polli 
Mary Pollock 
Wendy Pollock 
Donald Ponieroy 
David Pontes 
Michael Ponti 
Cynthia Poole 
Robert Pooler 
Mark Poor 
Dennis Pope 
Robert Popkin 
Janice Porcclli 
Sidney Porelt 
Denise Porrazzo 
Annick Porter 
Karen Porter 
Kevin Porter 
Richard Porter 
Steven Porter 
Steven Porter 
Edith Portershirlc 
Dorothy Posner 
Christopher Post 
Elizabeth Post 
Glenn Poster 
Nancy Potak 
Judy Pottak 
Alyn Coler Potter 
Mfchae! Potlcr 
Bradlev Polls 
Peter Poulos 

Alan Powe 
Bruce Powell 
Donald Powell 
Maurice Power 
Thomas Power 
Francis Powers 
Thomas Powers 
Beverly Prater 
Donald Pratt 
Michcle Pratt 
Benjamin Press 
Michael Press 
Marilyn Presser 
Joann Sokol Pressman 
Herbert Price 
Jean Price 
John Pride. Jr. 
Michael Pridham 
Margaret Pringle 
Frederik Prins 
Mark Procaccini 
Pauline Procopio 
Jan Procyk 
Cheryl Proia 
Carolyn Ransom Proulc 
David Proulx 
Michael Proulx 
Michele Prouk 
Lucicn Provencher 
David Provost | 

Jefri Provost 
Mark Pryor 
Maryann Pszeniczny 
William Puddester 
Gary Pugatch 
Wanda Pugh 
Paul Pulaski 
Debra Pye 
Cheryl Pylc 
Gerald Oi^r'^^ 
Wendy Quasha 
Debra Quattrochi 
Gerald Quig\c\ 
Kenneth Qu\\ly 
John Qumiper 
Elaine Quinlan 
Alexander Quinn 
John Quinn 
Joseph Quinn 
Jacqueline Quirk 
James Quirk 
Raymond Quirnbach 
Martin Rabbitt 
Lorinda Killion Rabidou 
Jeffrc> Rabidoux 
Peter Rabinovitz 
David Rabinow 
Louis Raboin 
Janet Raczynski 
David Radebaugh 
Charles Rader 
Cassandra Radulski 
Nancy Radzik 
Sue Rahaim 
Brenda Ramage 


Jay Saret 

Steam escaping from manholes creates an 
eerie mood on a Southwest morning. 

Joseph Satlak 

Lorraine Saulnier 

Gregory Scanion 
Joanne Scanion 

Michael Scherer 
Patricia Schimke 

Susan Schneier 
Sharon Schnetzer 

164 Seniors 

Thomas Schultz 
,Eric Schwartz 
Michael Sciabarrasi 
[Alice Scott 
Peter Segerstrom 
Dianne Segien 
Bruce Seibert 

Liza Semprebon 
Arthur Sesnovich 
John Shalginewicz 
Paula Shamey 
David Shannon 
Elizabeth Shapiro 
Ruthann Shapiro 

Susan Shea 
Franklin Shear 
Gary Shearman 
John Sheehan 
Mark Sheehan 
Kathleen Shelly 
Robert Shemeligian 

Edward Sherman 
Debra Sherrer 
Barry Shopnick 
Rhonda Shor 
John Short 
Joseph Shulman 
Roberta Siegal 

Nancy Seigal 

David Selig 

Philip Sellinger 

Russell Selvitella 

Wilma Selzer 

Patricia Semedo 

Sharon Semonian 

Sondra Shapiro 

Avery Sharpe 

Garrett Sharpless 

Linda Shaw 

Scott Shawcross 

Neil Shay 

Carol Shea 

Gary Shepard 

Daniel Sheppard 

Michael Sher 

John Sherbow 

Linda Sherksins 

Amy Sherlog 

Carol Sherman 

Alan Sigel 

Steven Sigel 

Michelle Silbey 

David Sills 

Richard Silva, Jr. 

Paul Silver 

Ann Silverman 

Seniors 165 

Jay Silverman 
Marian Simmons 
Marsha Simon 
Jan Simonds 
Kenneth Simons 
Craig Simpson 
Linda Simpson 

Deborah Slade 
Eileen Slade 
Paul Slatkavitz 
Mary Slavin 
Cynthia Sloan 
Kathleen Slusarz 
Russell Small 

Evelyn Smith 
Forrest Smith 
Lawrence Smith 
Lawrence J. Smith 
Lorna Smith 
Patricia Smith 
Robert Smith 

Terri Solomon 
Kenneth Somers 
Timothy Somers 
Joanne Sontheimer 
Richard Sormanti 
Maria Sotolongo 
Carl Sousa 

Peter Simpson 

Earl Simson 

Lary Sinewitz 

Leelowti Singh 

Robert Singleton 

Gary Skiba 

Susan Skladany 









Thomas Smith 

Virginia Smith 

Jane Smithers 

Rosalind Smolarz 

Daniel Snyder 

Mark Snyder 

Fatemah Soleimani 

Richard Sousa 

Henry Southworth 

Martyn Souza 

Patricia Souza 

Ann Spadoni 

Robert Spadoni 

Deborah Spahr 

166 Seniors 


Nanci Spellman 
Dale Spencer 
Carol Spiegel 
Margaret Spierdowis 
Margaret Spillane 
Edward Spillert 
Larry Spunt 

Janice Steinmez 
Susan Stetson 
John Stevens 
Robert Stevens 
James Stewart 
Karen Stewart 
Michael Stokes 

This trio of horses has little to worry about at 
Tilson Farm except finding a good patch of grass 
to munch on. 

Daniel Smith 


Wayne Ramos 

William Ramsey 

Paula Rancc 

Karen Randall 

Linda Randolph 

Robert Ransboltom 

Edmund Rapazzini 

Sicphcn Raschc 

Cheryl Rashid 

tli/.ibcih Rasmussen 

Wcslev Rasmussen 

Roderick Raubcson 

Kenneth Rauseo 

Nancy Rawding 

Michael Raymond 

Sharon Raymond 

Karoly Razgha 

Kathleen Rca 

Joseph Read 

Shcryl Read 

Neal Ready 

James Reardon 

Joseph Reardon 

Pamela Rcardo 

John Rcchcl 

Peter Rcclccndorf 

Claudetle Dussaull Rccorc 

Donald Reddick 

Timothy Redding 


Craig Reed 

Elizabeth Reed 

Frank Reed 

Jeanne Lovelace Reed 

Nancy Reed 

Sandra Reed 

Dorothea Rccs 

Jeanne Rees 

William Rees 

Mary Rege 

Michel Rehayem 

Kathleen Reid 

Paul Rcid 

Ronald Reid 

William Rcid 

Richard Rcidy 

Thomas Reilly 

Jcana Reines 

Alice Reinhalter 
Carol Rcinhardi 
Mark Reinhold 
Linda Reitz 
Ronnie Renoni 
Margaret Repucci 
David Resca 
Donald Resliano 
Victor Relynsky 
John Reynolds 
Karl Reynolds 
Pamela Reynolds 
Susan Rhcaume 
Alma Rhyne 
Linda Ribble 
John Ribciro 
Waller Ricardi 
Karen Ricci 
Anne Rice 
Charles Rice 
Janel Rice 
Lisa Rice 
Scott Rice 
Stephen Rice 
James Ricercalo 
Stuart Rich 
Scott Richard 
Arthur Richards 
Gayna Richards 
Stanton Richards 
Alexander Richardson 
David Richardson. Ill 
Gary Richardson 
Jill Richardson 
Leslie Richardson 
Mark Richardson 
Paul Richardson 
Thomas Richardson 
Libby Richman 
Brenda Ricker 
Amanda Ried 
Sonja Rieger 
Richard Riemer 
Kenneth Rigby 
Joanne Riihiluoma 
James Riley 
Robert Riley 
Robin Riley 

William Riley 
Ethel Rimmer 
Patricia Riordan 
William Ripa 
Nancy Risley 
Larry Rivais 
Angel Rivera 
Charles RJzas 
Nicholas Rizos, 
Jean Rizza 
Robert Rizzo 
Catherine Roach 
David Robarls 
Wayne Robert 
Norbcrl Robertie 
Courlland Roberts 
Donna Roberts 
Elaine Roberts 
Patricia Roberts 
Stephen Roberts 
Barry Robertson 
Thomas Robertson 
Amy Robinson 
Arthur Robinson 
David Robinson 
Davis Robinson 
Deborah Robinson 
Linda Robinson 
Paul Robinson 
Silas Robinson 
Joan Robinson 
Mona Robilaille 
Willie Rochefort 
Sandra Rochelte 
Richard Rochford 
Ruth Rockwood 
John Roddy 
Dcnise Roderick 
Michael Rodio 
Cristoba Rodriguez 
Barbara Rocsch 
Andrce Rogers 
David Rogers 
Dennis Rogers 
Elizabct Rogers 
Paul Rogers 
Robert Rogers 
Scoti Rogers 

Susan Rohan 
Karen Rojowski 
Susan Rolfc 
Irene Romanchuk 
Stephen Romano 
Gregory Romanoff 
Louise Romanow 
Stephen Ronan 
Richard Ronner 
Steven Rood 
Kevin Rooney 
Deborah Rosa 
Glenn Rosa 
Marti Rose 
Ronald Rose 
Stephanie Rose 
Marcia Rosen 
Nancy Rosen 
Robert Rosen 
Roberta Rosen 
Daniel Rosenberg 
David Rosenberg 
Andrew Rosenfcid 
Howard Rosenfeld 
Donald Rosenthal 
Judith Rosenthal 
Alan Ross 
Eileen Ross 
Kevin Ross 
Robert Ross 
Victoria Ross 
Marcia Rossetli 
Robert Rossi 
Joseph Rossitto 
Christina Rossomando 
Gary Roth 
James Rothwell 
John Roiman 
Garrison Rousseau 
Anna Rowinski 
Steven Rowley 
Elizabeth Rowlinson 
Clauda Roy 
Louis Roy 
Susan Rozal 
Adrian Rozankowski 
Page Rozellc 
Deidrc Rozenas 

Richard Ruais 
Diane Rubin 
Elissa Rubin 
Ralph Rudncr 
Stephen Rudy 
Matthew Rucier 
Matthew Ruggeri 
Linda Ruiz 
Thomas Rump 
Edward Runci 
Nicholas Ruocco 
Paul Ruscio 
Nicholas Ruscitti 
Patricia Rusck 
Norman Russell 
Sandra Russell 
Jeffrey Russo 
Bonita Ruth 
Eric Ruth 
Agalia Rutherford 
Jonathan Rulka 
Deborah Rulkowski 
Charles Ryan 
Cynthia Ryan 
David Ryan 
Elizabeth Ryan 
Joseph Ryan 
Peter B. Ryan 
Peter P Ryan 
Steven Ryan 
Thomas Ryan 
Lczli Rvans 
David Ryder 
John Ryl! 
Debora Rypma 
Thomas Saab 
Charles Saba 
Mary Sabctli 
Frank Sacco 
Robert Sack 
Lawrence Saczawa 
Stephen Sadler 
Walter Sajdak 
Irene Saloio 
Peter Saloom 
Stuart Saltzman 
Joanna Satvaggio 
Anne Salzmann 


Donna Staffier 

Earl Stafford 

Peter Stanley 

Dennis Stanton 

Regina Starodoj 

Curt Stegerwald 

Howard Steinberg 

Seniors 167 

Elizabeth Stone 
Richard Stone 
Susan Stone 
Michael Stough 
Jennifer Stoughton 
Peter Strano 
Linda Straser 

Sharon Suber 
Brian Sullivan 
James Sullivan 
Mark Sullivan 
Michael Sullivan 
Rose Sullivan 
Stephen Sullivan 

William Swartz 
Diane Syer 
Maryann Szafir 

Thomas Szwedzinski 
Stephen Szymczak 
Michael Tack 

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John Samiira 
Patricid Samboruk 
Michael Samolcwicz 
Ann Siimpson 
Arlcnc Sampsun 
Joseph Samscn 
Laurie Saniuci 
Karen Samuelson 
Julio Sanchex 
David Sand 
Harry Sanders 
Regina Sanders 
Ronnie Sanders 
Thcrman Sanders 
Garv Sanderson 
Rulh Sandler 
Stephen Sandler 
Arlecn Sands 
Eric Sanliago 
Raymond Sanlinello 
Marcia Sanlner 
Dominic Sanloro 
Michael Sanioro 
Ralph Sanloro 
Evelia Santos 
Joanne Santos 
Steven Saral'ian 
Dale Sarazin 
Mary Sarkis 
Dcnise Sarnblad 
Stacey Sarno 
Peter Sarris 
Wendy Sasnett 
Susan Sasso 
Julielie Saulnier 
Roger Saulnier 
Robert Saum 
Peter Savage 
Denise Savageau 
Richard Savary 
James Sawaya 
Albert Sawicki. Jr. 
Arthur Sawl 
James Sawyer 
Sharon Scanlon 
Linda Scanncll 
Alexis Scarr 
Susan Schader 
Dale Schaei/.ke 
kathlecn Schafcr 
Henry Schea 
Spencer Schcer 
Steven Scheibel 
Use Schcnk 
Martin Schlichter 

Barbara Schmidt 
Marilyn Schmidt 
Meredith Schmidt 
David Schmink 
Douglas Schoen 
William Schold 
Donna Scholes 
David Schott 
Peter Scholt 
Charles Schow 
Daniel Schrag 
Martin Schrciner 
Brvan Schult? 
Jill Schullz 
Linda Schultz 
Michael Schullz 
Margaret Schumacher 
Gary Schuyler 
Donna Schwartz 
Terry Schwartz 
Maureen Schwarzcr 
Maria Scimcca 
Robert Scoledge 
Elizabet Scott 
Paul Scoti 
Richard Scotl 
Richard M. Scolt 
Robert Scotl 
Sandra Scolt 
Stephen Scotl 
Susan Scotl 
Lynn Scovcl 
Vincent Scrima 
Dean Scuddcr 
Robert Scudder 
Joseph Scully 
Hoyi Seabury 
David Seaman 
Nancy Sears 
Paul Secky 
Frederica See 
John Seed 
Lillian Seely 
Francis Sefcik 
Rhona Segal 
Paul Seibdld 
Martha Seif 
Daniel Seigcnbcrg 
Glenn Selig 
Richard Scltgnian 
Ernest Scnecal 
Nestor Sergotl 
Lisa Serio 
Don Scrpiiss 
John Scrrccchia 

Thca Scrvente 
Ruth Service 
Susan Sesnovich 
Connie Sesslcr 
Pamela Selidisho 
Diane Scverin 
Richard Scvicri 
Marc Scvigny 
Marilyn Seymour 
Patricia Seymour 
Wayne Sferrazza 
Bernice Shaffer 
Wendy Shaffer 
Susan Shafloe 
Rahim Shamash 
Sherry Shamash 
Robin Shanahan 
Lawrence Shane 
Eileen Shannon 
Patrick Shannon 
Deborah Shapiro 
Jane Shapiro 
Kcnnith Shapiro 
Mallhew Shapiro 
Patricia Sharland 
Slcven Shaltuck 
Cathcrin Shaughncssy 
Bradford Shave 
Barry Shaw 
Dolian Shaw 
Glenn Shaw 
Michael Shaw 
James Shea 
Kathleen Shea 
Mark Shea 
Michael Shea 
Patrick Shea 
Robert Shea 
Edward Shcchan 
Joan Sheehan 
Thomas Shcchy 
Carol Shein 
Susan Sheinfeld 
Christopher Sheldon 
James Shetkey 
Carl Shellon 
Craig Shcpard 
Michael Shepard 
Sandra Shepard 
David Sherbs 
Monica Sheridan 
Joseph Sherlock 
Barry Sherman 
Rosslyn Sherman 
Edward Shields 


Edward Strauss 

Domenic Strazzulla 

Robert Strempek 

Kenneth Stuart 

Peter Stuart 

William Stuart 

Paul Stypulkowski 

Jayne Sulloway 
Karen Swartz 
Mark Swartz 

Michael Szafranski 

Barbara Szendey 

Gerald Szpila 

Jeffrey Taggart 

Edward Taintor 

Patricia Talbot 

168 Seniors 

Vanchai Tangpanichdee 
Richard Tanhauser 
Kathleen Tansey 

Colleen Taylor 
Lauren Taylor 
Michael Taylor 

Howard Terban 
Richard Terrill 
David Thaxton 

Martha Tierney 
Jacqueline Tighe 
Adesola Tinubu 
Frank Tiscione 
Shelley Titcomb 
Paul Tivnan 
Bradley Todd 

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Glenn Shields 
R.chard Shields 
Arthur ShIossm;ir 
Robert Shore 
Rulh Shribcr 
Gail ShuTrin 
Marsha Shufrin 
Laurie Shulman 
Diane Shumway 
Howard Shwarlz 
Albert Siciak 
Rence Siciliano 
Thomas Siciliano 
Leo Sicuranza 
Cheryl Siegel 
George Siegrisl 
Michael Sienkiew 
Joanne Sikalis 
Thomas Sikora 
Dale Silin 
Brian Silva 
Mario Silva 
Michael Silva 
Ronald Silva 
Sarmento Silva 
Linda Silvia 
Diane Simeone 
Cheryl Simmons 
Julie Simmons 
Richard Simmons 
Christy Simollarde 
Bron Simon 
Lois Simon 
Wendy Simon 
Paul Simone 
Robert Simonelli 
Patricia Simonella 
Diane Simpson 
Donald Simpson 
Donna Simpson 
Jcancttc Simpson 
Stuart Sims 
David Simscr 
Luann Sinclair 
Patricia Sinclair 
Ira Singer 
Joseph Sipilkcwski 
Rodney Sirois 
Stephen Sites 

icz, Jr. 

Marlenc Sivack 
Albert Sivils 
Gail Skamarack 
Betlc Skandalis 
Alan Skaza 
Kathleen Skerreti 
Paul Skerry 
Maureen Skipper 
Maryann Skorupsk 
Philip Skrzat 
Robert Skudzienski 
Michael Skurnik 
Terry Slaglc 
Patricia Slaltcry 
James Slawski 
Amy Sleeper 
DebVa Sloane 
David Slocum 
Philip Slocum 
Eileen Slora 
Peter Slola 
Christ Smatlis 
Barbara Smith 
Belh Smith 
Bruce Smith 
Cathy Smith 
David C. Smith 
David E, Smith 
David K, Smith 
David S. Smith 
Davis S. Smith 
Debra Smith 
Franklin Smith, Jr. 
Gail Smith 
Jean Smith 
Jeffrey Smilh 
Jennifer Smith 
Joseph Smilh 
Kimberley Smilh 
Laurie Smith 
Maryellen Smith 
Maurice Smith 
Peter Smith 
Philip Smilh 
Ronald Smilh 
Roxann Smith 
Ruth Smith 
Scoit Smith 
Steven L Smilh 

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Happiness is riding your horse over the fields behind 
Orchard Hill on a crisp, cold January afternoon. 

Daniel Smith 

Ellen Tassinari 

John Tata 

Charles Tatakis 

Seth Taylor 

Madelyn Teich 

Suzanne Temple 

Stephen Themelis 

Gail Theroux 

Barry Thomas 

Willie Thompson 

John Thorp 

Patricia Thorp 

Kathleen Tierney 

Mark Toder 

Melinda Tolley 

Jayne Tomlin 

Robert Tonelli 

Cynthia Toomey 

Donald Tottingham 

Barbara Traban 

Seniors 169 

Debra Trachy 
William Tracy 
Joanne Traut 
Mark Treanor 
Joseph Trevathan 
Judith Tripp 
Philip Troped 

Maria Turchi 
Carolyn Turner 
Jay Turner 
Stephen Turner 
Shelley Turok 
Helen Tutlis 
Edmund Tutlys 

Debra Valente 
Kathlyn Valianti 
June Valliere 
Susan Vanbeek 
Susan Vanblarcom 
Janet Vanwert 
Joanne Vasapolli 

Philip Verdi 
David Viamari 
Gina Viamari 

William Troy 

Charles Trudeau 

Casimir Tryba 

Eric Tucker 

Laura Tucker 

Peter Tucker 

Dennis Tully 

Jeffrey Tye 

Marykav Uchmanowicz 

Catherine Udoh 

Jane Uhlig 

Renee Upchurch 

Valorie Vagenas 

Pierre Vaillancourt 

Steven T. Sniiih 
Virgiia Smith 
William F. Smith 
William M. Smith 
William W Smith 
Eleanor Smilhers 
Gail Smooklcr 
William Smorc7cwsk 
Robert Smyrnios 
Leonard Smyth 
Gail Sneisky 
Michael Snyder 
Joann Snook 
Richard Snook 
Bruce Snow 
Deborah Snow 
Richard Snow 
Robert Snow 
Evelyn Snyder 
Nola Snyder 
Howard Sobcl 
Jacqueli Sobcl 
Louis Socha 
Diane Soini 
Nancy Sojka 
Donald Sokolnicki 
Mark Solan 
Ronald Soldati 
Hassan Solcimani 
Daniel Solo 
Ja\ Solowsky 
Kt-nncih Songcr 
Lucille Songer 
Daniel Super 
Michael Sorensen 
Maria Sosnicki 
Nicholas Solar 
Jane Soukup 
John Sousa 
David Souza 
Anthony Spagnuolo 
Joshua Spahn 
Pelcr Spalvins 
Lawrence Sparrow 
Robert Sparrow 
Linda Spataro 
Ellen Spear 
David Spears 
Pamela Spellcnbcrg 
Steven Spelman 
Kalhloen Spence 
Peler Spcncc 
James Spercdclozzi 
Diane Sperrazza 
Craig Sperry 

David Spets 
Lee Spiller 
Patricia Spiller 
Robert Spindcl 
Cynthia Spindlcr 
Michael Spinclli 
Steven Spinn 
Gaylc Spinney 
Nancy Spinney 
Susan Spitzcr 
Kathleen Splainc 
Candacc Spofford 
Slillman Sprague 
Kyle Sprain 
Lynn Sprain 
Terry Sprecker 
Marshall Spriggs 
Frank Springer 
Anita Springslubc 
William Spykcr 
David Stabile 
Edward Slack 
James Slack 
John Stacy Jr. 
Maryann Staffien 
Karen Stafford 
Robert Stafurski 
Edward Stambovsky 
Maxwell Stanford 
Eric Slange 
Robert Stanley 
Felicia Stanton 
John Stanton 
Mary Stark 
Maryann Stark 
Jack Starr 
Mark Stasko 
William Staton 
Carol Stawarz 
Jonathan St, Clatr 
Linda St. Croix 
Man St. Cyr 
Linda St. Denny 
Priscilla Stearns 
Carol Steele 
Michael Steele 
Virginia Slefanik 
Gail Stem 
Marjorie Sleinberg 
Norma Steinberg 
Paul Stella 
Laura Slempcl 
Erik Stenson 
Colin Stephen 
David Stephenson 

Robert Stetson 
David Stevens 
Francis Stevens 
Michael Stevens 
Stephani Stevens 
Alfred Stevcrson 
Diana Stewart 
Geraldin Stewart 
Jcneba Stewart 
Joseph Stewart 
Kathleen Stewart 
Thomas Stewart 
John Sigermain 
Charles Stickles 
Kathleen Stickncy 
David Sticr 
Scott Slifne 
Caryl Stifler 
Stephen St, Jean 
Richard St. Marie 
Paul St Martin 
Peter St, Martin 
Margaret Stokes 
Jay Siolbcrg 
Linda Stoll 
Barbara Stone 
Catherine Stone 
Cheryl Stone 
Robert Stone 
Terrencc Stone 
Deborah Slonely 
Paul Slonge 
Pamela Stonier 
John Storey 
Scott Story 
Scott Stoughton 
Nancy Stover 
James Slracqualurs 
Ann Stratis 
Susan Sirazdas 
Nancv Siraz7ulla 
Charles Sueciwilk 
Bernard Street 
Matthew Slriggles Jr. 
Peter Strisik 
Nathalie Stromsted 
Kalhy Stuart 
Samuel Stuart 
Linda Stabler 
Mansfield Stuckey Jr. 
Judith Stylianou 
Marcia Sudak 
Thomas Sudsburv 
Mark Suduiko 
Eileen Sugruc 

Patricia Vautrain 

Terrilyn Vanzant 

Joseph Vera, Jr. 

Sharon Vidal 

Nancy Vigneault 

Robert Vinson 

170 Seniors 

Linda Vitagliano 
Eric Voilheim 
Peter Vonderlippe 

Bruce Walker 
James Walker 
Marcia Walker 

Steven Wallace 
Cheryl Wallen 
Martha Walsh 

David Wandrei 
Patrick Ward 
Mary Wardwell 
Virginia Warnock 
Carol Waters 
Cynthia Watson 
Robert Watson 


Paul Suihkoncn 
Carol Sullivan 
Catherine Sullivan 
Gail Sullivan 
Gail Sullivan 
George Sullivan 
Jacqueline Sullivan 
Joan Sullivan 
John Sullivan 
Karen Sullivan 
Kevin A. Sullivan 
Kevin F. Sullivan 
Kevin P. Sullivan 
Mark Sullivan 
Martha Sullivan 
Mary Sullivan 
Maryann Sullivan 
Maryjo Sullivan 
Robert Sullivan 
Mara Sulloway 
Patricia Summers 
i Cheryl Sundquisl 
1 Alice Sunshine 
I Susan Surdyka 
j Michael Surciic 
i Pcier Sutlers 
': Cynthia Swadba 
ll J William Swales 
I ) Clark Swanson 
' Myrna Swarl? 
' ■ Juliana Sweeney 
\ i Kaihlecn Sweeney 
' I Linda Sweeney 
; Paul Sweeney 
■ ■ Joanne Swcnson 
Lee Swcnson 
Barbara Swidcrski 
Thomas Symancyk 
Thomas Szalkucki 
Donna Szarlan 
Susan Szczygiel 
Hclene Tabachnick 
John Tabak 
Kivo Tabcry 
Richard Tabit 
James Taddonio 
Marjoric Taggart 
Linda Taglieri 
Timothv Tague 
Paul Taillon 
Andrea Talamas 
Stuarl Tallman 
Beverly Tanner 
Judith Tanner 
Robert Tannlcr 

John Tanscy 

Alan Tardy 

Andrew Tarlow 

Anthony Tariaglia 

Richard Tarvers 

Wayne Taslilt 

Paula Tata 

William Tata 

Thomas Talaro 

LiseloUe Tale 

Geoffrey Talelbaum 

Andrew Taves 

Greg Taylor 

James Taylor 

Jill Taylor 

John Taylor 

Stephen Tcet 

Thomas Teeter 

George Tcllcs 

Sandra Temple 
Lee Tennyson 
Rowena teran 
Michael Tero 

Anhur Terry 
Arthur Tessimond 
Michael Testa 
Luann Tctreault 
Arthur Teubncr 
William Thane 
Lucinda Thayer 
Honora Thcbodo 
Robert Thcbodo 
Mcrrianne Thclwell 
Elaine Thcriault 
Ruth Thibodeau 
Susan Thiem 
Robert Thigpcn 
Gary Thobcr 
Auguslina Thomas 
Brian Thomas 
Joanne Thomas 
Nancy Thomas 
Steven Thomas 
Debra Thompson 
Elizabeth Thompson 
Gail Thompson 
Gary Thompson 
Nancy Thompson 
Sherwood Thompson 
Stephen Thompson 
Carl Thornbcr 
Wallace Thome 
Albert Ticrney 
Edward Ticrney 
Nina Tilander 

Marc Wachtell 

Jon Waisnor 

Beryl Walker 

Robert Walker 

Richard Wall 

David Wallace 

Richard Walsh 

William Walsh 

Howard Wan 

Stephen Watson 

Richard Webb 

Susan Weeks 

Alan Weidknecht 

Lisa Weingarten 

Kathleen Weisse 

Patrice Weissman 

Seniors 171 

Gary Welch 
John Welenc 
Anne Welin 
Terence Welsh 
Dana Welts 
Marguerite Werlin 
Barbara Wertheim 

Nancy Whipple 
Cynthia Whitcomb 

Joann White 
Pamela White 

Bruce Whitmore 
Evelyn Whitney 

cc Tildcn 
Roy Tiller 
Brian Tillcy 
Cheryl Tillman 
Nancy Tillman 
Patricia Tillona 
Elizabeth Tine 
Timolhy Tincl 
Brian Titilah 
Constance Tluszcz 
Gordon Tobcy Jr. 
Lois Tobia 
Dedra Tobin 
Karen Tobin 
Howard Tocman 
Boyd Tolman 
Wjliiam Tompkins 
Steven Tonelli 
David Toomey 
Kevin Toomey 
Eileen Torchio 
James Torrance 
Jose Torres 
Luis Torres 
Pauline Torrey 
Susan Torrey 
Thomas Toski 
Brian Tower 
Deborah Towie 
Harvey Townes 
Phillip Toy 
Adellc Tracey 
Michael Tracey 
Thomas Tracy 
Margaret Trafton 
Sara Trainer 
Maureen Trainor 
Shelley Trask 
Sharon Travers 
Paul Travis 
Stephen Treat 
Leonard Trcmblay 
Anne Trementozzi 
Joann Trcmml 
Gerald Treshinsky 
Mary Trifone 
Patricia Trimmer 
Debra Tripp 
Karin Tristan 
James Tromblcy 
Richard Trombly 
Edward Trompkc 
Michael Tropp 
Kathleen Trolta 
Rocco Trolto 
Ncal Trousdale 
Peter Trow 
Stephen Trudeau 
Paul Trueharl 
James Trychon 
William tsitsos 
Nancy Tuch 
Dennis Tuck 
Thomas Tucker 
Joseph Tuil 
Robert Tully 
Peter Truchon 
John Turco 
Daniel Trucotte 
Chnstop Turletcs 

Larke Turn' 

William Turner 

Robert Truo 

William Tynan 

Donna Tylula 

Michael Ugolini 

Robert Uliasz 

Karen Ulman 

Chrislin Ulwick 

Hope Underwood 

Thomas Unger 

James Upton 

Melissa Urann 

Joseph Uslaitis 

Ralph Vaccazri 

Richard Vaicourt 

Gary Valentine 

Cynthia Valianti 

Richard Vallett 

Campegia Vancalcar 

Edward Vandamme 

William Vandergrifl 

Harry Vandoloski 

Alan Vangile 

Mary Vanhorne 

Jacqueline Vanrensselaer 

Suzanne Vargas 

Vicki Varrichione 

Seraida Vasquez 

Ceroid Veara 

Edmundo Ramos- Velazquez 

Linda Vendoloski 

Connie Venturini 

Marilyn Vergari 

Cathy Verolini 

Joseph Vcrtalino 

Eric Vickcry 

Margaret Vidnne 

Aldina Vieira 

Deborah Vigeant 

John Vik 

Paula Villani 

Mark Villemairc 

Rita Vinal 

Michael Virdcn 

Christopher Visser 

William Vissering 

Margaret Viialc 

Patricia Vitale 

Gail Vittori 

Paul Vogel 

Deborah Volanth 

James Vollinger 

Steven Volpe 

Linda Volz 

Gregory Voner 

Stephen Vonlichtenbe 

Kathleen Vorse 

Jerome Vovcsko 

Melissa Wagman 

Edward Wagner 

Richard Wagsiaff 

Kathleen Wahlberg 

Susan Waihkoncn 

Kathleen Walas 

Ann Walaszek 

Arthur Walker 

Eleanor Walker 

Javne Walker 

Jcifrcv W.ilker 

Wallace Wulike 
Edward Wall 
Marc Wall 
Betsy Wallace 
Gary Wallace 
George Wallace 
Jean Wallace 
Mark Wallace 
Robert Wallace 
Christopher Walsh 
Donna Walsh 
James Walsh 
Jane Walsh 
Judith Walsh 
Kathleen Walsh 
Peter Walsh 
Stephen Walsh 
Timothy Walsh 
Christopher Walter 
Barbara Wallers 
Roseann Wanczyk 
Robert Wanders 
Betty Wang 
Alan Ward 
Christop Ward 

Dennis Ward 
Steven Ward 

Barbara Ware 

Douglas Warka 
Janet Warner 
Susan Warner 

Hans Warnick 
Cheryl Warren 

Dcbra Warshal 

Ladonna Washington 

Donna Waskiewicz 

Marion Waskiewicz 

John Wasserboehr 

Paul Waterman 

Judith Waters 

Paul Walkevich 

Kathy Walkins 

Marion Watkins 

Linda Walrous 

Craig Watson 

Janice Watson 

Jeffrey Watt 

John Wawrzyniak 

Marc Waxman 

Joanne Way 

Holly Weakley 

Rebecca Webb 

Donald Webber 

Thomas Webber 

Daniel Wcctawski 

Jane Wccdall 

Leonard Weeks 

Robert Wciner 

Lorin Weinreich 

Daniel Weir 

Michael Weir 

Thomas Weir 

Susan Wciscr 

Andrea Weiss 

Robert Weitz 

Janet Welch 

Donald Weld 

John Wcldon 

Robert Weller 

Fnc Wrilini; 

Conrad Welzcl 
Bruce Wenning 
Carol Wentworlh 
Gregory Wenlworth 
Richard Wentworth 
Gregorv Wenzcl 
Joyce Wermonl 
Mark Werner 
Arthur Wernick 
Daniel Wessman 
John West 
Karen West 
Melvin Weslerman 
Norman Westlund 
Betty Welzlcr 
Robert Wheble 
Edward Wheeler 
Joann Wheeler 
Keith Whislcr 
Lorrie Whitaker 
Dennis Whitcomb 
David White 
Gregory White 
Joan White 
Joanne White 
Kennith White 
Lillie White 
Malcolm White 
Marilyn White 
Mazry Loui White 
Roger Whiting 
Elizabeth Whitman 
Chrislianna Whitney 
Faye Whitney 
Jeffrey Whitney 
Kenni'th Whilselt 
Edward Wholley 
Sharon Whytal 
Michele Wialcr 
Janet Wick 
David Wicks 
John Wicrnasz 
Ann Wiggin 
David Wiinikaincn 
Peter Wiitanen 
Marianna Wilcox 
Bruce Wiles 
James Wiley 
William Wiley 
Karen Wilfcrt 
Jeffrey Wilkes 
Donald Wilkin 
Herman Wilkinson 
James Willard 
Bruce Williams 
Candace Williams 
Dana Williams 
David Williams 
Gary Williams 
Gerald Williams 
James Williams 
Marsha Williams 
Nancy Williams 
Paul Williams 
Rita Williams 
Wayne Williams 
Richard Williamson 
Robert Williamson 
Robm Williamson 

Robert Willis 

Virginia Willis 

Willie Willis 

Robert Willoughby 

Richard Wilmot 

Ann Wilson 

Deborah Wilson 

Glenn Wilson 

James Wilson 

Jonathan Wilson 

Mary Wilson 

Reginald Wilson 

Rodger Wilson 

Stanley Wilson 

Thomas Wilson 

John Wilton 

Janice Winchester 

Sarah Winder 

David Windoloski 

Carl Wininger 

Gary Winkler 

Gary Winn 

Kathleen Winn 

Stephen Winskowicz 

Janet Winslow 

Margaret Winter 

Priscill Winter 

Ronald Winter 

Stephen Winter 

Pam Winterich 

Paul Winters 

Anne Winton 

Amy Wirtz 

Eric Wiseman 

Karen Wisentaner 

James Witherell 
Keith Withycombe 

Theresa Witowski 
Bazrry Witt 
Dana Witty 
Mary Wojcicki 

John Wojcik 

Anne Wolanski 
Robert Wolfe 

Thomas Wolfe 

Steven Wolfson 

Gregory WoUaslon 
Ann Wolpert 
Richard Wolstencroft 
Robert Womboldi 
Eric Wonderlich 
Jerry Wondoloski 
Joseph Wong 
Deborah Wood 
Dcbra Wood 
Kathryn Wood 
Brent Woodard 
Walter Woodgelt 
Dorothy Woodley 
Susan Woodrow 
James Woods 
John Woods 
Stephen Woods 
Thomas Woods 
Anthony Woodward 
Bruce Woodward 
Linda Woodward 
Thomas Woodworth 
Laura Woofenden 
Timothy WooUard 

Dorothy Woolley 

Larry Woolson 

Paul Worden 

David Worth 
Susan Woskie 

Laura Wozniak 

Dinah Wright 

John Wright 

Kenneth Wright 

Michael Wright 

Richard Wright 

Joseph Wronski 

Janet Wunder 

Glenna Wyman 

Brian Wynn 

Maurice Wynne 

Thomas Wyon 

Hannah Yaffe 

William Yamartino 

Pamela Yates 

Michael Yazel 

Karen Yee 

Kenneth Yelland 

Lesley Yetman 

Irene Yeung 

Ellen Young 

George Young 

James Young 

Judith Young 

Peter Young 

Susan Young 

Teresa Young 

Terry Young 
Betsy Youngholm 

Chris Younkins 

Shunchi Yu 
Avis Yuni 
Michael Yuoska 
Charles Zaffini 
Kathleen Zaffino 
Steven Zaidman 
Maryanne Zalewski 
Richard Zammuto 
Margarit Zamora 
Betsy Zarling 
Sandra Zarrella 
Lydia Zartman 
Cathyann Zawaski 
Stephen Zayach 
Daniel Zelazo 
Arlene Zemailis 
John Zepf 
Mary Ziegler 
John Zieja 
Linda Ziemba 
David Zimmerman 
Marc Zimmerman 
Brcnda Zimny 
Abraham Zinger 
Bencion Zinger 
Margaret Zink 
Elaine ZIotin 
Paula Zofrea 
David Zuckerman 
Linda Zuckerman 
Wayne Zylinski 


Judith West 

John Weston 

Stephen Wetherhead 

Andrew Wetzel 

Joel Wheeler 

Kathy Wheeler 

Rita Wheeler 

Edward White 

Howard White 

Lawrence Whiting 
Michael Whitman 

Raymond Whitney 

William Wiebe 

Neal Wigetman 

Kathryn Wilayto 

Sally Wilder 

Roberta Wilkins 

Beth Willard 

172 Seniors 

Joan Willard 
Barry William 
Judith Williams 
David Wilson 
Jay Wilson 
Justin Wilson 
Michael Wilson 

Michael Witzgall 
John Wojcik 
Debra Wojnarowski 
Janet Wolbarst 
Gary Wolf 
Robin Wolfe 
Anita Wong 

Lynda Wrisley 
James Yamartino 
Barbara Yanofsky 
Joyce Yarmaloff 
Paul Yarmley 
Bonnie Young 
Deborah Young 

Lee Zanotti 
Wendy Zelnick 
Marilyn Zepf 
Karen Ziemba 
Christine Zoladz 
James Zoltek 
Russell Zub 

Nancy Winkler 

Karen Winn 

Penny Winnerman 

Joseph Wisboro 

Tanya Wisotsky 

Karol Wisnieski 

Diane Witt 

Kitty Wong 

Stephen Wood 

Robert Woodis 

Dick Woodward, Jr. 

Dennis Worrall 

Barbara Wright 

Steven Wright 

Peter Young 

Karen Youngquist 

Donald Yovicsin 

Vincent Yurkunas 

Avis Yuni 

Ann Zaluzny 

Linda Zangari 

Yolanda Zuchowski 

Carl Zulick 

Patricia Zullo 

William Zuraw 

Deeba Zaher 

Marie Zymorski 

Robert Zymsyk 

Seniors 173 


Daniel Smith 

Howard G. G. Rokes, a 37 year old 
handicapped student said, "The key to 
managing with a disability is to convince 
yourself you can do most anything anyone 
else can." 

Rokes, a Food Science major, has been 
confined to a wheelchair since 1965 when 
he broke his back in an accident while 
cutting down trees. 

As a handicapped student, Rokes has 
experienced a number of problems at 
UMass which most students are unaware 
of. He said, "The beginning is the most 
difficult. Once you become acquainted 
with your surroundings your problems 

Rokes said the major considerations for 
choosing a university are its programs and 
accessibility. Many schools and programs 
are off-limits because of physical barriers. 

"At first I wanted to major in Entymo- 

logy, but couldn't because the courses are 
taught in buildings which are inaccessible 
to wheelchairs," he said. 

The first thing Rokes does when he re- 
ceives his schedule is to check out the ac- 
cessibility of the buildings where his 
classes are scheduled, and make a test run 
of the route. 

Rokes said a smaller school is much easi- 
er to get around, but he likes the campus at 
UMass. "It's a good idea to take courses 
that are near to each other. If your courses 
are spread out, there may be problems get- 
ting from one area to another in enough 

The Handicapped Student Affairs Of- 
fice is very helpful to handicapped stu- 
dents, especially by giving advice on acces- 
sibility of buildings. "To get to Engineer- 
ing East, you must go into Marston Hall 
and take a freight elevator which has a 

jaw-like opening and is a difficulty in itself 
for many people to operate, go up one 
floor, over the walkway which connects the 
two buildings, and down the long hallway 
to class." 

Elevators can often create problems for 
handicapped persons, and many buildings, 
especially the older ones, don't have eleva- 
tors at all, Rokes said. "I had to miss a 
number of classes because of broken eleva- 

Another major problem for the handi- 
capped occurs when people block the 
ramps to building that are accessible. 
Rokes said service people, such as mailmen 
or delivery men are the greatest abusers 
and often prevent or delay him from get- 
ting where he wants to go. He said many 
people also block the ramps in parking lots, 
or park in his space at North Village where 
he has resided since his arrival at UMass. 
"I hate to have people towed, but some- 
times there's just no other way." 

Rokes said the addition of two buses 
specifically for the handicapped have been 
a great help, but there have been few other 
improvements since he first came to 

"Winter is the most difficult time, the 
the university has been very helpful in re- 
moving snow," he said. "Every time it 
snows, the steps and walk in front of my 
apartment are shoveled right away." 

Rokes said college students are more 
helpful and generally more understanding 
than other people. "Some people tend to be 
patronizing and don't seem to realize that 
handicapped people lead normal lives." 

Rokes has been a member of the Food 
Science Club during his stay at UMass and 
has also worked at the Handicapped Stu- 
dent Affairs Office for one year. He enjoys 
gourmet cooking and is currently writing a 

Like many graduating students, he has 
become easily familiar and comfortable 
with his surroundings, and his carefree, 
positive attitude reflects his assurance that 
the problems encountered by a handi- 
capped student are really much simpler 
than they seem. "All in all," he said, "I 
haven't had much trouble here. It has been 
an enjoyable and educational experience." 

— June Greig 

174 We the People 

"I went from 
one extreme to 
the other, from 
almost flunking out of 
Worcester State College to 
being one of the student speakers at gradu- 
ation this year," said Medical Technology 
student Michael D. Kneeland. 

Kneeland, 26, said that while a full-time 
student at Worcester State, he also worked 
almost full time at a bank. He said that he 
never went to classes and studied only for 
exams, and after a year and a half of lead- 
ing a double life he decided to leave school 
on his own before he was asked to. 

He enlisted in the Coast Guard, and dur- 
ing his four year enlistment, he was in- 
volved in rescue missions which led to his 
interest in the medical profession. Deter- 
mined to train for a career in medicine, 
Kneeland went to various schools seeking 
admission. "I had a great deal of difficulty 
doing this considering my Worcester re- 

How would you feel if suddenly you 
found yourself $101,000 richer? 

You probably wouldn't believe it, and 
neither did the actual winner, James L. 
Pilvinis, of Sunderland. 

Pilvinis, a post-graduate Management 
student here was the at-home partner of 
one of 10 contestants on Channel 22's "Big 

cord, but fortunately UMass had an 
open policy toward veterans and accept- 
ed me. I always appreciated that." 

Kneeland, who also served for a year 
as News Editor of the Collegian, was 
involved in many activities including co- 
ordinating the "Help the Hungry" cam- 
paign on campus two years ago. 

Kneeland is headed for Medical 
School in Italy in the fall, and says if he 
can't get into any American medical 
schools he will be there for four years. 

"I feel in my heart I'll be very com- 
mitted to medicine, a stereotyped Mar- 
cus Welby." 

And for the future, he plans to some- 
day start a clinic for the poor, operating 
on the basis of working three days a 
week free of charge, and working three 
days "to live." 

Mike Kneeland has persevered. He 
has come a long, hard way. He is of and 
for the people. _ p j p^^^^p 

Money" game. 

He said he had been notified about 
his being chosen as a partner, but he 
didn't know who his television counter- 
part was. By the final minutes of the 
May 5 broadcast, however, everyone 
else had been eliminated, and he knew 
he was it. Minutes later he was 

$100,000 richer. 

"It seems like a daydream," he said. "I 
never met my television partner, but I was 
really cheering for her during those last 
minutes of the show." 

It all started when his lottery tickets 
matched the white number for two con- 
secutive weeks. "I put the numbers in the 
special envelope, filled it out. and gave it to 
my dealer, Sunderland Package Store. 
About 40,000 entries are sent in on an 
average week, so I was really lucky," he 

"That Wednesday, before the show, 
they called and told me I was a partner, 
and that was an automatic $1,000. When 
everyone else was eliminated, I realized 
none of them had been my partner and it 
was me the woman on TV was playing 
for," he added. 

As for what he will do with the money, 
Pilvinis said, "Right now I don't have any 
work to quit, I'm just planning to sit on it 
for a while, until I really decide what I'm 
going to do with it — it's easy to spend it 
all — that's not the problem." 

The only speculation he would offer was, 
"Maybe a new car, maybe grad school, or 
maybe that trip to Australia after all ..." 

— P.J. Prokop 

We the People 1 75 

I want a mushroom 
and sausage pizza 
with extra cheese, and two 
meatball grinders to go and ..." 
"I'm sorry, sir, but this isn't Universi- 
ty Pizza." 

"Listen, lady. You are connected 
with the university and are therefore in 
charge of pizzas. Let me order, now!" 
"All right, sir! Your pizza and meat- 
ball grinders will be ready in five min- 
utes. Goodbye." 

This pizza demand is one of the most 
popular phone requests on campus, ac- 
cording to the University of Massachu- 
setts operators. The strange truth is that 
the operators receive this kind of call up 
to four times a week. This is quite nor- 

fense? My cat and dog are sick, and my 
plants are dying. Give me room service 
. . . the nearest bar! Advise me where 
my child should live on campus." 

These are some of the many requests 
and questions the operators are con- 
stantly barraged with. "We usually try 
to supply the correct answers to the best 
of our knowledge, and help as much as 
we can," one operator said. 

On the main floor of Whitmore Ad- 
ministration Building, the operators 
man phones, give advice, comfort the 
distressed, work with the police, and 
even save lives. Head operator Virginia 
Brett, who has been at the job nine 
years, said "diversity most accurately 
describes an operator's role." 

"Day callers are businesslike and 
night people are more relaxed. At night, 
we often get asked out on dates, or invit- 

night. We try to talk them into chang- 
ing their minds and refer them to coun- 
seling centers on campus," they said. 

"We help many people retrieve their 
Most' cars from towing companies. One 
poor graduate student had only $3.00 
until an operator scraped up $1 1.00 of 
her own because, "he looked like a nice 
guy." When he returned her money the 
following day, he told her, "You have 
restored my faith in humanity. " 

The operators said their busiest days 
are usually at the beginning of every 
semester as well as snowy days when 
students with "wishful thinking" call 
when barely an inch of snow has fallen. 

"We are a lost and found for wallets, 
keys, and jewelry. Packages and lug- 
gage are often left with us to hold. 
Once, someone from the Animal Sci- 
ence department left their experimental 

mal, though, compared to other peculiar 

Day operators Virginia Brett, Lou 
Patnaude, and Regina Korpita deal 
with the calls during business hours 
while Dorothy Cleveland, Joan Poole, 
June McCullough, Carol Rhodes, Deb- 
orah Swenson and Priscilla Myrer han- 
dle them at other times. 

"Help. How should I wash perma- 
nent press shirts . . . cook my roast? Is 
green meat any good? How do I make 
spaghetti sauce and how long should I 
cook it? When are the Amherst sales? 
Who played Judd in Judd For The De- 

ed to parties, though we never go. Other 
students call just to shoot the breeze," 
they said. 

"The rudest callers," agree both day 
and night operators," express anger 
when we don't answer their calls imme- 
diately because our lines are tied up." 
Day operators are asked, "Were you out 
to lunch?" while night operators are ac- 
cused of falling asleep. 

Interspersed among the annoying 
calls are also messages about bomb 
scares, fires, riots, heart attacks, murder 
threats, snake bites, and suicides. 

"Potential suicides phone day and 

Bob Gamache ( 
chicken blood with us." 

As a first aid station, operators are 
sometimes called upon to distribute 
band-aids and aspirin. Sometimes they 
are even asked to sew on buttons. 

Although rewards are few, the infre- 
quent thanks the operators receive for 
the help they give outweighs all the fuss. 
One dozen red roses was once given for 
an operator's persistence in locating a 
Head of Residence who had retired. 

Even the callers wishing a "good 
night" before they retire make it all 
worthwhile, the operators agree. 

— Patricia Beinar 

176 We the People 

"I think 
UMass has one 
of the greatest intra- 
mural programs going, it 
provides a healthy atmo- 
sphere and an escape from academ- 
ics," said Sandie Lucas, recipient of the 
1976 Outstanding Female Intramural Ath- 
lete of the Year award. 
Lucas, who organized the "Pumas" two years ago said 
the intramural office was very friendly and helpful to the team. 
"The Pumas played in all the team sports this year and also won the 
women's softball championship," she said. 
"We've always worked hard in all the sports, and this was the first time we 
came out on top — it's been tremendous for the team's spirit," she said. 

"As far as the award goes, I guess I was kind of shocked. I 
think it's a great honor, but I just don't know if I really 
deserve it." 

Lucas pitched for the softball team and has also been 
team manager. "Maybe I got the award because I've been 
involved in a lot of programs. 

"Our team started off as a real scrub team and we really 
have improved. Our coach, Paul Doran, has really been 
tremendous, he's given the team a lot of direction," she said. 

The Pumas have won the Provost Cup for the two years 
the team has been in existence. The award is given to the 
independent team with the most all around points. "It's 
harder to get and keep an independent team together be- 
cause everyone has a different schedule and you have to 
contact everyone by phone," Lucas said. "But it's a good 
party group," she added. 

Lucas recalled her most embarassing experience in intra- 
murals as "the time I scored the wrong basket going for my 
first lay-up — and the other team won by one point, it 
wasn't funny at the time, but it is now. I wondered why my 
teammates weren't cheering when I scored! 

"Another funny incident occurred when one girl showed 
up to play without any sneakers. She played basketball with 
her work boots on. You should have seen her clomping 
around — and during the same game a girl lost her glasses, 
she couldn't see the ball and when we threw it to her it would 
bounce off her head. We were a very inexperienced team at 
the time. 

"All in all, intramurals have been a good experience. 
There's a lot of solid competition and I've met a lot of 
people. We have a good time, and many game strategies 
have been planned at those post-game Blue Wall gatherings 
— for the next game!" 

— P.J. Prokop 

"It was a tremendous honor, I was really 
surprised, and it was a very nice ending to 
my college career," said Neil M. Pitchel, 
this year's Outstanding Male Intramural 
Athlete of the Year. 

"I think the reason I got the award was 
because I was always the coach. I was just 
lucky enough to coach good teams. I don't 
think outstanding ability has anything to 
do with it — I'm not a superstar." 

Pitchel, 22, an Economics major and 
former president of Beta Kappa Phi frater- 
nity, has been very active in the UMass 
intramural program since his freshman 
year, playing football, basketball, soccer, 
and softball. He coached the fraternity's 
football and softball teams for the '75-'76 
season and never lost a game. Beta Phi has 
also been in the finals for softball for the 
last three years, winning the championship 
each of those years, and this year the intra- 
mural football team came back victorious 
over previous champs Tau Epsilon Phi. 

"The toughest thing I found about 
coaching softball and football was during 
try-outs for the teams. There is a lot of 
competition to get on the intramural 

teams, and I found it really difficult to 
have to cut my friends and brothers from a 
team. Still, it was my job to get the best 
guys out on the field. 

"Despite the fact we were looked down 
upon by other frats, we were always able to 
win our league and defeat anyone who de- 
graded us. They called us "the big frat 
machine" even though we were actually 
one of the smallest teams, considering the 
size of our players. 

"The thing I always stressed when 
coaching was organization, and the intra- 
mural program here is really well orga- 
nized. The competition was always excel- 
lent," he said. 

Pitchel said, "sportsmanship in the fra- 
ternity was always good, but at the same 
time, there was a tremendous premium on 

"One really important thing is that the 
guys in the house who don't play on any of 
the teams always come down to the games 
to cheer us on, especially for football. That 
really means a lot. After all, it's nice to 
win, but it's also nice to be appreciated."" 

— P.J. Prokop 

Daniel Smith (2) 

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the next, but for everyone, it's an 
escape from classrooms and 


mortar, you can find a spirit and 
personality unique to eacii style 
of living here. Dormitory, Greek 
house, apartment, or house — 
each has its own character that 
makes it an experience, a home 
away from home. Most people 
find, though, that it's the people 
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The night was pleasant, so Per- 
ceval was taking his time. He 
turned the corner made by the 
fence near Boyden and headed 
for the tunnel. Lights were still on 
in the two brick buildings set back 
from the walkway (thousands of 
times he must have walked past 
those buildings, yet he still wasn't 
sure exactly what they were used 
for), and Perceval looked at the 
faces of the people who passed 
him, hoping to see someone he 
knew. Walking through South- 
west he almost always did. Kenne- 
dy came into view over the tun- 
nel, seeming to rise out of Massa- 
chusetts Ave. Perceval scanned 
the windows of the tower, ran- 
domly lit like the face of an elabo- 
rate computer, and ducked into 
the tunnel. To Perceval, the tun- 
nel seemed to effectively seperate 
Southwest from the rest of the 
campus, and when he came out 
(his footsteps still echoing behind 
him) he felt the campus was that 
much farther behind him. 

He started down the tree- 
framed center-walk, and the calm 
night carried the quiet hub-bub 
of Southwest to him. Stereos told 
him of their musical preference 
from high above. He looked 
around at the darkened cement 
courtyards and open spaces, and 
he was reminded of how full of 
life they were during the days; 

182 Southwest 

Daniel Smith (8) 

people walking, frisbee throwers, 
baseball players, soccer ball kick- 
ers; a happy hum of activity. But at 
night it was quiet, and his only 
company was a couple standing 
under the slab-sided Coolidge. 

He could see inside the lit 
rooms of Crampton; each was dif- 
ferent. He could look up and 
down the tower, across the low 
rises, again and again, and never 
see two rooms that looked alike. 
Perceval ambled into Bites & 
Pieces and sat down at a round 
table with his friend, Galahad. 
They talked of their times in 
Southwest; their freshman fear of 
the towers, their unfounded fears 
of "losing their identity" in South- 
west, their first tentative friend- 
ships, and the lasting ones, the 
closeness of their floors. 

He stepped back into the night, 
and walked past the basketball 
courts. He could almost hear the 
people there, talking, playing, 
shouting, laughing. 

Perceval finally reached his 

dorm, and after chatting with 

some friends in the corridor, he 

went into the privacy of his room. 

The room welcomed him, he sat 

in his easy chair (pilfered lounge 

furniture, of course) and sighed. A 

Youth Ghetto, it was called by the 

people who didn't live there. The 

Pits, they said, a Concrete Jungle. 

Not Perceval. He called it his 

court, home. 

— Mark Leccese 

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Daniel Smith 

Located atop the highest point 
of the campus, Central area, with 
a population of almost 2100 stu- 
dents, Is the second largest living 

And since some of the dorms 
were built over thirty years ago. 
Central is one of the oldest living 

Although the physical charac- 
teristics of Brett, Wheeler, 
Brooks, Baker, Chadbourne, 
Greenough, Van Meter, Butter- 
field, and Gorman may not be as 
new or as modern as the other 
residence halls, each of these 
houses has a "lived-in" atmo- 
sphere to them. 

The red brick serves as a perfect 
facade for the hundreds of fris- 
bees that fly around the lawns in 
the autumn and the spring, and 
contrasts sharply with the white of 
the winter snow. 

As one walks down the hall of 
any one of the dorms, the pas- 
sageways may often be dark, drea- 
ry, and somber in appearance, but 
the rooms which line the corri- 
dors are anything but lifeless. Be- 
ing that they were built before the 
era of modern architecture where 
repetition is the rule, each room 
in the dorm has a character and 
shape of its own. 

Ed Minson (2) 

186 Central 

whether it weekdays or week- 
ends, morning, afternoon, or 
night, the pleasant scent of burn- 
ing dope is sure to be found filter- 
ing into the corridors from out of 
any room, bringing together the 
lifestream of humanity residing 

Numerous coffeehouses are 
held, sponsored by various dorms. 
These events bring together tal- 
ented folk singers from UMass 
and the surrounding area to per- 
form evenings of quiet, relaxing 

Snowfalls are welcome wonders 
upon the hill. When the first 
snowflakes appear out of the sky, 
the dining commons trays are 
snuck up into rooms and readied 
for long, wet, snowy trips down 
the hill. The throwing arms are ex- 
ercised into condition in anticipa- 
tion of the accurate snowball 
shots to be aimed at friends and 
enemies alike. 

All in all, from the steeple of 
Van Meter dorm down to Brett 
and Wheeler guarding the hill 
from below, the dorms, the peo- 
ple, the grass, the trees, and the 
grass provide 2100 lucky UMass 
students with a beautiful place to 

— Laurie Wood 

Daniel Smith (4) 






After classes on a frostbitten 
day, I trudge up Worcester patFi 
asking myself a question that al- 
ways goes through my mind in un- 
comfortable weather, "Why the 
hell do I live ai! the way up in 
Orchard Hill?" As the wind whips 
through my muscle-weary body 
and I feel that I would be spared if 
only I could find warmth, I ap- 
proach the doors of Dickinson 
House and 1 breathe a white- 
clouded sigh of relief knowing I'm 
home. If the elevator is working, 
I'm home free. If not, my now- 
worn limbs must stand another 
seven flights of climbing straight 
up. Once reached, however, sev- 
enth heaven Dickinson is worth 
all suffering, in my eyes. Now, out 
of the cold, my fatigued and fro- 
zen body can thaw out in the 
warmth of friendship. 

It might be the Orchard's semi- 
isolation from campus (especially 
in colder weather) that is the 

cause of the friendly atmosphere 
and closeness of the people on 
my corridor. Once back in the 
dorm on a freezing and biting day, 
who wants to go out or back 
down to campus unless it's for an 
important reason? So, stereos play 
at an easy-to-take and somewhat 
mellow intensity and the "soaps" 
bubble out of T.V. sets while 
floormates weave in and out of 
each other's rooms to see what's 

Living in Orchard Hill is gener- 
ally an easy going yet sometimes 
rowdy place to settle down for 
one's dorm living years. For me, 
the advantages far outweigh the 
disadvantages, but life on the Hill 
isn't all apple-blossoms and rolling 
hills. As a Dickinson resident of 
two years, I have tolerated the in- 
conveniences as a part of Hill life. 

To be sure, the word hill should 
not be taken lightly. The residen- 
tial area is situated on the most 

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elevated area on campus. With 
study books in hand or my arms 
full of groceries, the hill must be 
conquered, and no matter what 
anyone says — you don't get used 
to walking up! Believe me, after 
skipping down to dinner and eat- 
ing a D.C. meal, the last thing I 
want to do is face a steep foot- 
path. But I do it — and once at the 
top I feel breathless and excer- 
cised, and after cursing the food 
and the hill, I feel better. Besides, 
going up may be difficult, but 
walking down is a breeze. 

Occasionally, a rowdy sport 
known to all Orchard Hill resi- 
dents as a "bowl war" breaks out 
at very sporadic times — usually 
after midnight. If I'm in the mood, 
I'll usually join in with all the rest 
of the hill residents out on our re- 
spective balconies, screaming at 
each other across the "bowl" (the 
circular grassy area central to all 
four dorms). For some, it's a great 
way to let off steam and for others 

it's a nuisance, but for me, the 
wars are fun to listen to and watch 
because 1 know that once I leave 
the Hill I won't see or hear the 
likes of them again. 

I can go on and on about how 
wonderful and terrific life is on 
Orchard Hill, but I'm not writing 
an advertisement. There are ten- 
sions and setbacks as in every resi- 
dential area on campus and I'm 
not saying that life in Orchard Hill 
is special to everyone. People 
make a dorm unique and special, 
and fortunately for me, the peo- 
ple 1 have met and lived with have 
given me reason to enjoy and ap- 
preciate Orchard Hill living. It's 
difficult to explain why a set of 
buildings in a certain location is so 
appealing to one who has lived 
there. It's so much easier to talk 
about one's experiences in terms 
of people, because they are what 
make the dorms come alive. 

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Dwight, Thatcher, Lewis, and 
Johnson. Prize-winning authors? 
Famous poets? Dormitories. 

Northeast is more than just a 
collection of old buildings — each 
dorm has character — a unique 
personality and history. Did you 
know, for example, that Crabtree 
House was named for a cigar- 
smoking dancehall girl who was 
once the wealthiest actress in 
America — Charlotte Magnon 

Her acting career began during 
the gold-rush days, and as a child 
she danced on tabletops while 
California prospectors squan- 
dered their fortunes by showering 
her with gold nuggets and gold- 

Lotta, as she was commonly 
known, was a major contributor 
to the Massachusetts Agricultural 
College (MAC), which later be- 
came the University of Massachu- 
setts. The University still receives 
money from the Crabtree for- 
tune, and will ultimately receive a 
total of approximately a million 

Hamlin House, an all-male 
dorm, is ironically dedicated to a 
woman. Margaret Hamlin was not 
only one of the first two women 
to attend MAC, but was once the 
"Agricultural Counselor for Wom- 
en" at MAC, and when the col- 
lege became a university, she was 
"The Placement Officer for Wom- 

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Ed Minson 

The beautiful pink and white 
trees which blossom in the spring 
and the evergreens that grace the 
Quad year-round remind us that 
UMass got its start as an agricultur- 
al school. 

Although UMass was originally 
an all-male school, women still 
had their influence. 

Mary Lyon is another dormitory 
dedicated to a unique person. Ms. 
Lyon, a native of Buckland, Massa- 
chusetts, was a pioneer in the field 
of women's education. She made 
plans for a girl's seminary en- 
dowed by free gifts as many of the 
male colleges were. She was a 
woman of strength and determi- 
nation, and was the founder of 
Mt. Holyoke College. 

As you can see, "those old brick 
buildings" have a lot of heritage 
steeped within their foundations. 

Now, Northeast is a pleasant 
mixture of old and new. It is slides 
down Thatcher's hill in the snow, 
and volleyball in the sun. The 
Quad is a place where you always 
meet friendly "hello's" and smil- 
ing faces — a place where some of 
the impersonality characteristic of 
a large university is cast away. 

A lot of old brick buildings? 
Only to those who don't know 
the personalities of the dorms, 
and the warmth of the people 
who live in them. 

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It's 3:22 a.m. and I'm sitting in 
my Cashin cubicle listening to a 
new record. Someone's in the 
suite shower. I just returned from 
visiting a suitemate who's on secu- 
rity duty tonight. "It gets lonely 
around three," he says, "so visit 
later on, if you're up." Of course 
I'll be up, I always am at three. 

Sylvan's a weird place, and it's 
even weirder if you've never lived 
there. Even though I plan on 
spending only one more semester 
in Sylvan, I enjoy it immensely, al- 
though I recommend living here 
only after you've spent at least 
one semester elsewhere on cam- 
pus. It's a tough place to be thrust 
into as a first-term freshperson, 
mainly because it's so hard to 
meet more than the seven or so 
people in your suite. 

By its very nature, Sylvan is isola- 
tionist. The suite structure puts 
you behind two doors, and even if 

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both are open, people are usually 
afraid to walk in and try to meet 
others. It took me over a semester 
to meet the few people on my 
floor that 1 now know. Most peo- 
ple eventually get to meet quite a 
few people, but it usually takes 
much longer than it does else- 

For two semesters I worked at 
WSYL-FM (97.7), stuffed away in 
the basement of Cashin. Disc 
jocks there play their own records 
and/or borrow from others. It's a 
real gas working down there. It 
only takes an ounce of intelli- 
gence to learn how to run the 
place; you get to feel the thrill of 
turning listeners on to a new 
genre, group, or song; the phone 
sometimes refuses to stop ringing. 

Some Sylvanites, myself among 
them, complain about the space 
allotment of Sylvan rooms: Sylvan 
residents (Newts to some, for 

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some obscure reason) pay the 
most for the least amount of cubic 
area. You learn to get used to it, 
however, and freshpeople who 
don't know how big other rooms 
on campus are don't seem to 
mind very much. 

It's amazing to me how unified 
some suites can be. Mine can't 
co-operate enough to keep a 
lounge intact for over a week, but 
most of us get pretty decadent 
about once a week anyway. Most 
people seem to get along with 
most others in their own suite, 
and can usually do something 
with their lounge. Before long, al- 
most all suites seem to have an 
aura about them, something 
unique about each that separates 
that one from the others. Not 
ours. The only aura we have is one 
of nothingness. 

I like it like that. 

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Contrary to rumor, a "Greek" at 
UMass is not someone who's fresh 
off the boat from Athens. All stu- 
dents who belong to one of the 26 
fraternities and sororities on cam- 
pus are part of the Greek commu- 

First and foremost, a Greek is a 
student. Most Greeks find their 
environment conducive to study- 
ing. Reservations must be made 
ahead of time for a study seat in 
the Newman Center, as it is usual- 
ly packed with Greeks. 

During every sport season, fra- 
ternities and sororities take time- 
out to compete against each other 
in intramurals. Intramurals allow 
every Greek to show their skills, 
yet at the same time, relax and 
enjoy themselves among friends. 

If you happen to be walking on 
campus and see a group of men or 
women dressed up in the craziest 

possible costumes, it's most likely 
they are Greeks going nuts! Since 
stunts and raids are pulled fre- 
quently, kidnappings and com- 
posite-stealing must be included 
as part of the fun. 

In October, Greeks get psyched 
for the traditional UMass Home- 
coming Weekend. Everyone gets 
together to build floats for the 
Homecoming Parade, which starts 
off the Weekend filled with alum- 
ni reunions. 

As the days grow warmer, mem- 
bers of the Greek system look for- 
ward to the main social highlight 
of the year, Greek Week. Begin- 
ning on Sunday, assorted events 
are sponsored and held each day, 
with the climax being the annual 
Schlitz-a-rama. Thousands show 
up for this all-day outdoor party 
where every true Schlitz lover 
drinks more than their fill. 

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Throughout the entire aca- 
demic year, all sorts of fund-rais- 
ing events are sponsored by var- 
ious frats and sororities. Most of 
the profits earned during Greek 
Week are donated to charities, 
such as The March of Dimes, and 
Muscular Dystrophy. Also, indi- 
vidual houses volunteer an even- 
ing during the Alumni Phon- 

The Greek Area is proud to 
have among it all the members of 
the sole University Tour Guide 
Service, called ARGONS. After 
being selected, those students 
volunteer their time to give cam- 
pus tours to visitors. 

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Now that I've committed myself 
to writing about my off-campus 
living experiences, I find myself 
coming to a complete impasse 
with my pen — 1 suppose primar- 
ily because I have never lived in a 
campus dorm or had to subject 
my stomach to dining commons 

Of course, I have spent some 
time in my friends' dorm, but 
nonetheless, I have never been 
disheartened in knowing that I've 
missed the experience of living 
confined in a cubicle. I've also 
held a slight aversion to the idea 
of dorm life simply because I've 
become rather inflexible to the 
idea of sharing a room. I feel my 
room has to be my private retreat 
where I can seek out some soli- 
tude when I feel the need for it. 

I've known a number of people 
who have had to take a dorm 
room not knowing who their 
roommate would be. Obviously, 
the same thing can happen when 
living off-campus, when you have 
to advertise for roommates, al- 
though it is probably more likely 
that you will end up with some- 
one compatable — a better 
chance than you would have in a 

Fortunately, the UMass bus ser- 
vice alleviates the problem of 
transportation to campus — al- 
though grocery shopping poses 
quite another problem. I have 
definitely not enjoyed my grocery 
shopping excursions. Trips on my 
bicycle with an overloaded back- 
pack and ending up with a sore 
neck has taught me how to keep 
my shopping to the bare essen- 
tials, like peanut butter and jelly, 
or macaroni. I have become a culi- 
nary expert in devising variations 
on such staples. 

I suppose the best part of off- 
campus living is simply the feeling 
of being totally on my own — 
away from supervisors, counsel- 
ors, or parents — and living my 
life as 1 please. Occasional prob- 
lems do crop up, such as the time 
we received a warrant to appear 
in court because a friend had a 
dog at the apartment, but every- 
thing was resolved. And I find that 
life in my apartment has become 
my home — away from home. 

208 Off Campus 


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Hey, it's Friday, that's alright, 

I'm gettin' down, gonna boogie tonight 

Take my car to the nearest bar. 

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A drive down Route 9, a walk 

through the Yellow Pages, or a glance 

at the week-end editions of the local 

newspapers reveal the multitude of 

activities available for students in 

their leisure time. 

If you're entertaining at home, 

there are nine local package stores to 

serve your party needs. If you'd 

prefer a night on the town, there are 

75 restaurants, 20 bars and night 

clubs and 12 movie theatres in the 

Amherst-Northampton area to make 

any evening enjoyable. 

Daniel Smith (7) 

210 Night Life 

Whether it's boogie or bricklaying, 
Juan Roberts, head disc jockey at Poor 
Richard's of Amherst, loves his job. 

Roberts, 21, who also works as a 
bricklayer, has loved music for as long 
as he can remember and is particularly 
enthusiastic about being a disc jockey, 
"it's just something I love and could 
never miss," he said. 

Roberts was introduced to his job last 
year when a friend, WMUA disc jockey 
Paul Zitter, let him be the jock at Poor 
Richard's for the night. "I loved it," 
Roberts said, "and I've been doing it 
ever since." 

He knows what the crowd is like and 
how to get them on their feet. "What 1 
play depends on what the crowd is 
like," he said. "In this town it's pretty 
vyell mixed on weekends. I start them 
off mostly on rock and roll. They also 
like soul and new music." 

"I play my heart out some nights and 
no one dances. They just need a little 

nerve juice," he said. 

Roberts bases his program on versa- 
tility because "you have to please ev- 
erybody." The door to his booth is al- 
ways open for anyone with requests. 
"This could be a one-way club and it' 
would never make it," he said. 

Describing himself as a "disco freak," 
Robert says he loves old music and big 
bands. "I like to see people that like 
every kind of music," he added. 

As far as his music is concerned, he 
says he tries to get the good songs be- 
fore the radio stations kill them. He 
goes as far as New York and Boston to 
get the music he wants before the radio 
stations even get it. 

The stations have some emphasis on 
his programming, he said, as the most 
requested songs are usually from the 
airwaves. He plays what the people 
want to hear, he says, "because I like to 
see people go crazy." 

— Dave Kowal 

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Wallflower: "a young woman who re- 
mains at the side of a party or dance 
because she is shy, unpopular or has no 

So reads the definition in the College 
Dictionary. But, whoever wrote the 
College Dictionary obviously never 
went to a dance because there are 
mobs of young men who "remain at 
the side" in every campus bar — shad- 
ows in the Hatch, spectators at Poor 
Richard's. Of course, if a man spends an 
entire Friday night glued to a barstool, 
it isn't because he's shy, unpopular, or 
has no partner. It is because he doesn't 
want to lose his seat. Sour grapes. 

But the UMass women's movement 
is making its way to the dance floor, 
and liberating all wallflowers in its path 
— women and men alike. If he won't 

ask her, then she asks him to dance — 
it's that simple. For the coed in the au- 
dience who isn't convinced that it is to 
her advantage to take the initiative, ob- 
serve the situation from a purely logical 
standpoint. There are two responses to 
the question "do you want to dance?" 
— yes or no. According to the laws of 
probability then, she has a fifty-fifty 
chance of gaining access to the dance 
floor, which are at least better odds 
than the zero chance she has if she's 
sitting in a corner looking lonely and 

Besides, men are likely to be sympa- 
thetic to her cause because they know 
how discouraging a "no" can be. May- 
be that's why they're leaning against 
the wall and riot mingling on the dance 
floor. Even more likely, he'll accept her 

invitation because he's flattered. And 
he should be. 

From personal experience, she 
should anticipate some curious reac- 
tions, like, "What? You're asking me to 
dance?," and maybe an occasional 
smirk or lifted eyebrow. One specific 
incident which comes to mind is the 
man who waved his hand, as if to wipe 
the slate clean, and setting his drink 
down on the bar, replied, "Now ... do 
you want to dance?" (A classic example 
of the man who is compelled to put 
everything in proper perspective, or 
rather the woman in her "proper 

Another gent, taken by surprise, 
laughed outright, but after the dance 
asked seriously, "Do you always do 
this?" (This type has potential — at least 

he has a sense of humor). Still another 
man straightened his shoulders and re- 
sponded with an indignant "NO!" 
(Anti-social. There's one in every cam- 
pus bar — a confirmed wallflower and 
likes it. There's only one way to deal 
with this type — ignore him). 

Of the more positive encounters, 
one enthusiastic gentleman almost up- 
set the table when he jumped from his 
seat and exclaimed, "I'd love *o\" And 
so it generally goes, when the initial 
shock has subsided, the majority of 
men will be happy to oblige. 

The moral of the story is "you win 
some, you lose some" — but you dance 
a lot and enjoy the evening. My Fair 
Lady "could have danced all night, " 
and so can the women at UMass. 

— Ginny Willis 

Night life photography by Daniel Smith 
and John Neister. 

Thanks and a ten-dollar tip to the man- 
agements of the Blue Wall, Hatch, and 
Poor Richard's for letting us photograph 
their drunken, empassioned patrons. You 
should see the ones we couldn't print! But 
for a small fee 

It's a quiet Tuesday evening in the dor- 
mitory. People are gathered in the corridor 
talking and laughing. Someone shouts, 
"Heyyyy, it's almost eight o'clock — time 
for Happy Days." Suddenly, the corridor 
is empty and the room with the television 
set is quickly crowded, everyone jockeying 
to secure a good viewing position. Similar 
scenes take place all over campus. The TV 
sets of America become electrified. 

What is the intrigue of this show — 
which captures and captivates millions of 
viewers each week? What is the interest 
that shot the show's early low ratings to the 
top spot in the Nielsen polls? Why do 
eight-year-olds, teenagers, and yes, even 
we "mature" collegiates make a point of 
keeping up with every episode? 

Very simply — Henry Winkler. Arthur 

Fonzarelli. The "Fonz." He lives in the 
Cunningham's (the family on the show) 
garage apartment. He comes through in a 
jam. He's got it all together. He describes 
himself unequivocably as "cool." The ail- 
American greaser, the stereotypic entity of 
a fifties idol. He is an orphan adopted by 

His imitators range from the toddler set 
to the Bentwood brigade. The public iden- 
tifies with him, they will buy him. "Fonzi" 
sells. His smiling face and "thumb up" 
(the Heyyyyy! sign) pose can be seen in 
rtment and record stores, on 
-shirts and posters. He beams at us 
from the covers of magazines, 
each promising a hot story, 
new insight into his person- 
ality. The Happy Days theme 
song plays over and over on 
"top forty" stations. He does 
promos for local radio and 
television stations — even 
WMUA got in on the act, 
as a recording of "Fonzi" 
tells us to be cool 
and tune in to 91.1 on 
the FM dial. 

He is news. His followers 
want to meet him, touch him, 
talk to him. Mass mania to find 
out what "he's really like." 

The question of what 
"Fonzi" is like is really invalid. 
We see the character, in its 
entirety on the TV screen. That's 
all there is to "Fonzi." His admirers 
tend to ignore this fact and confuse the 
character with the man who created the 

Winkler himself is aware of this crossing 
of personalities, and even on stage opens 
with, "Hi. I'm Henry Winkler." He insists 
on being called by his real name, and 
doesn't play "Fonz" outside the show. He 
wants to be recognized and associated with 
his real identity. 

In an interview at the Springfield Civic 
Center, Winkler said he feels his far-reach- 
ing appeal is due to the "humanness" he 
developed in the character he portrays. "I 
took a small part, with a few lines and 
developed Arthur Fonzarelli into a whole 
person. Someone people can identify 
And people do identify with him. His 

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dressing room is crammed with press peo- 
ple, and autograph seekers. Roses from 
fans decorate the table. 

Perhaps a major reason for the popular- 
ity of Winkler's TV character (who he says 
is nothing like the real Henry Winkler) is 
the ability "Fonz" has to control situa- 
tions, and command respect and admira- 
tion from his friends. We can't all wear 
leather jackets, or ride a motorcycle and be 
a garage mechanic, but there is something 
appealing about this type of person who 
has gained a kind of control over his peers. 
Everyone can "play the character," and 
imitate his style. Even a three-year old can 
say, Heyyyyyy! — and have a little "cool." 
People like to emulate the "Fonz" because 
he has captured the epitome of the image 
some people might like to have. So they 
idolize him instead. He is entertaining, and 
even if the "Fonz" is only a passing fad, 
Henry Winkler will be remembered — "if 
you get my drift." 

— P.J. Prokop 

214 We The People 


The man pictured at 
right is usually seen in 
his Machmer Hall office, 
or up in the balcony pub- 
lications offices of the 
Student Union. This 
man, known affection- 
ately as the "Duke", is 
the faculty advisor for 
the INDEX, and on this 
page we'd like to share 
with you a glimpse of 
the man that is so much 
a part of our UMass 

"I view my role as one of imparting in- 
formation, inspiring participation, and giv- 
ing guidance to students — whether they 
ask for it or not." He winlcs as his jet blacic 
eyebrow arches up to touch a shock of 
prematurely white hair. Stretching out in 
his chair, his Earth shoes pointed toward 
the ceiling, he searches his mind for an- 
other word of wit and wisdom. 

He is a character, an individual whose 
purpose in teaching is to prove to the rest 
of us, that we, too, are individuals. He is 
Dario Politella, Associate Professor of 
English and Journalistic Studies here, at 
UMass since 1965. In the 1 1 years since he 
has been here, he has imparted ("Think 
simple"), inspired writing ("Writing is 
10% inspiration, 90% perspiration"), and 
given guidance ("Write the truth — with 
love") to over a thousand budding writers. 
His role-view gives only some indication of 
his sincere dedication to his students — 
and his slightly bent sense of humor. 

To get the full impact of a Dario Poli- 
tella, one must wander into his basement 
office in Machmer Hall. It's the one with 
the open door and the sound of human 
voices. The humanity that emanates from 
within has trapped many a wayward stu- 
dent seeking a willing ear. And Politella is 
always there to give willingly. "More and 
more students are coming to talk than pre- 
viously. They need an ear. A lot of students 
take my article writing course just to have 
one for 30 minutes a week." His article 
writing class, taught through individual 30 
minute "confessionals," is one way in 

which he strives to "get as close to one-on- 
one as I can, because a greater personal 
relationship between students and teachers 
results in a more effective education." 

At 55, Politella is younger than most of 
his students. Journalist, writer, painter, 
aviator, and educator, Politella fills his life 
with challenge — and he does it vigorous- 
ly. At the moment, his two chief challenges 
are writing and painting, but the piano is 
next on his list. 

His Sunderland attic contains an easel 
and canvas on one side, and a roll-top desk 
with a typewriter on the other. He bounces 
between the two, doing a little painting, 
then a little writing, until he suddenly dis- 
covers, "that I've completed something on 

And he has completed plenty of each. 
Already having written six books and nu- 
merous magazine articles for publications 
from Reader's Digest to Skyways, he is 
now writing his fourth Directory of the 
College Student Press in America. And he 
boasts with pride, that he is now finishing 
his 175th painting, which is a remarkable 
feat considering he has only been painting 
since 1972. 

His hobby, or perhaps more descriptive- 
ly, his avocation, is humor — collecting it 
and spreading it. Campus humor has al- 
ready been the subject of one of his books. 
The Illustrated Anatomy of Campus Hu- 
mor (1971), and campus graffiti, press 
headlines, and misworded and misprinted 
phrases, are now filling files for future free- 
lance articles. 

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It is his own wit, however, that will be 
remembered by his students. The wit of 
this man who once wrote a newspaper col- 
umn under the byline of his dog and subse- 
quently ran him for President, and whose 
anecdotes, puns, and words of wisdom can 
fill a class period in no time at all, is re- 
freshing in a world that is all too serious. 
He himself feels a depression that has set- 
tled on this campus. "These are times that 
try a teacher's soul," he wrote in a recent 
freelance article. He laments that "There 
is a lack of imaginative planning by our 
administrators. There's no master plan, no 
facilities for doing our jobs. The library 
collection is lacking, there are fights for 
pay raises and tenure, and a bigger budget. 
The students reflect that general depres- 
sion. It's hard to get them excited in a 
depressed atmosphere. If there's confusion 
within the faculty what else can there be 
but confusion within the students?" 

Despite a depressing campus, Politella 
continues to spread a little humor and in- 
still that personal contact he values so 
highly into his teaching. And he continues 
to "temper theory with practice," because 
he believes in "feeding a student's soul as 
well as his stomach." 

For all the soul-feeding, for all his giv- 
ing, for all his time, we give back to him 
three words of inspiration he has so often 
given to us — keep the faith. And to that, 
we add two of our own — with love. 

Jim Gibbons and Donna Fusco 

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Sports . . . ' 

... at UMass has over the years been 
a broad and varied phenomenon. For 
all of the participants, both active 
and passive the athletic experience in 
the 1975-1976 seasonal year was no 
different. The year's phenomenon 
entailed much happiness, much sad- 
ness, much success, and much fail- 
ure. The basic premise for most was 
to learn something meaningful while 
having fun doing it. The winning 
and the losing just came along as 
a sideshow accompanying UMass' 
great athletic circus. 


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The only problems cross country coach 
Ken O'Brien has with his runners "come 
when they pursue it (distance running) 
with too much intensity " 

Though it seems like a problem most 
coaches would love to have, the ove^pzealous 
mental determination of the 1975 squad 
physically exhausted the team before the 
end of the season. As a result, a 9-2 dual 
meet record, the Yankee Conference cham- 
pionship and a third place finish in the 
New Englands were followed by a disap- 
pointing nineteenth place finish in the 

However, O'Brien said the team "ac- 
complished more than we thought was pos- 
sible" and was a year ahead of themselves 
in the workouts they ran and the perfor- 
mances they turned in. The young team 
was composed mostly of sophomores but 
ran as though they were juniors. 

After losing most of the 1974 starting 
squad and team leaders Randy Thomas and 
Bill Gillin, both Ail-Americans, through 
graduation, 1975 saw a group of highly 
competitive runners fighting for positions 
on the starting squad. 

John McGrail had run on the 1974 IC4A 
championship squad and emerged, almost 
of necessity, as the team leader for the 1975 

season. All of the runners entered the sea- 
son with a lot of intensity and enthusiasm in 
an attempt to live up to the performances 
of the 1974 squad. 

While many sports are patterned activi- 
ties engaged in on a day-to-day basis, dis- 
tance running is more like a way of life, 
and the mental pulling of the 1975 squad 
allowed them to perform better than they 
might otherwise have been physically ca- 
pable of. 

Pack running and the ability to place a 
number of runners in the top ten in a race 
led the team to 9 victories and two close 
losses to Providence and Vermont by 13 
points and one point, respectively. Includ- 
ed in the victories was an unexpected de- 
feat of Northeastern, which later won the 
IC4A championship. The team that ran 

against Vermont had four members of the 
j.v. team running with it. 

UMass completely dominated the Yan- 
kee Conference championships by scoring 
28 to Vermont's 71 and Connecticut's 80. It 
was the sixth straight YanCon champion- 
ship for the UMass harriers. 

The five sophomores and three juniors 
running for UMass then pulled out a third 
place finish in the New Englands, but wer- 

en't as close as they should have been to 
Providence and Northeastern who scored 
42 and 45, respectively, to UMass's 146. 
The physical fatigue from the early season 
emotional stress was beginning to surface 
and by the time the IC4A's rolled around, 
UMass could muster no better than a nine- 
teenth place finish which placed it as the 
sixth team from New England. 

The team had peaked two weeks earlier 
than it should have. The ability to control 
emotional involvement in a race comes 
with experience and the 1975 squad lacked 
this and consequently had its enthusiasm 
turned on full all year until it simply ran 
out. Next year's team should better be able 
to time its peak and since the whole starting 
squad will be returning, the psychological 
unity will be maintained. McGrail, Frank 
Carroll and Mike Quinn can be expected to 
absorb pressure and lead next year's team, 
which can only be expected to improve. 
Distance running in New England on the 
collegiate level is higher nationally than 
any other New England sport. Because the 
climate doesn't affect distance runners as 
much as other runners, and because the 
hilly environment is suitable for cross coun- 
try. New England high schools produce a 
lot of talent. While UMass never gets the 
top runners, it always gets some very good 
ones, O Brien said, and attempts to offer a 
nrogram to runners who can compete on a 
national level after a year or two of work. 
The program very rarely slips and next 
year's team of predominantly juniors can 
be expected to perform as seniors after the 
intense 1975 season. 

— Jerry Rogers 
Jim Higgins (4) 

218 Men's Cross-Country 

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Before the ninth game of the 1975 sea- 
son coach Dick MacPherson was outraged 
at the fact that ABC television had chosen 
to air the Ivy League game between Brown 
and Harvard rather than the Minutemen's 
confrontation with Bill Bowes' New 
Hampshire squad that would decide the 
Yankee Conference championship. 

Well, ABC probably made the right 
choice. The Minutemen and the Wildcats 
played a sloppy game in chilly Durham 
and TV viewers would have spent most of 
their time looking for an "F Troop" rerun 
or raking leaves had the regional game 
been UMass-UNH. 

MacPherson had left Amherst with an 

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optimistic approach to the game. "We're 
bringing the Beanpot (the trophy symbolic 
of the YanCon football championship) up 
there," a confident MacPherson boasted 
before the meeting with the 7-2 Wildcats. 
"When we won it, we had to wait until 
March to get it (the Beanpot). If New 
Hampshire wins the game, I'll present the 
Beanpot to them, because they'll deserve 
it," MacPherson said on the Thursday be- 
fore the game. 

MacPherson did present the Beanpot to 
Bill Bowes and the New Hampshire foot- 
ball team. UMass returned to Amherst 
with the team's first loss after eight con- 
secutive wins, and without the Beanpot. 

New Hampshire was the winner by a 14- 
1 1 score and many cars bearing Massachu- 
setts license plates were seen making a stop 
at the New Hampshire state liquor store 
on the long trip home from a very disap- 
pointing fall afternoon in Cowell Stadium. 

A bottle of rum and a six-pack of Coke 
or whatever your favorite combo can be 
greatly appreciated on days like November 
15, 1975, the day the S.S. Massachusetts 
ran aground. 

"I had no idea of the magnitude of the 
New Hampshire loss," MacPherson re- 
flected from his Boyden office later. 
Against a background of photographs of 
past UMass teams and flanked by a book- 

case spotted with footballs from his Denver 
Bronco days, MacPherson was forced to 
talk about the Dartmouth victory (7-3) 
and the trip to Macomb, Illinois where the 
Minutemen stopped Western Illinois 16-13 
on three Dave Croasdale field goals. The 
eight game winning streak proved to be a 
good conversation maker. But MacPher- 
son knew the season could have been so 
much better and you could see the remorse 
in the coach's face. You could see him 
trying to explain how sorry he was for all 
his players that the team never made the 
playoff scene. MacPherson is that type of 

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Football 221 

222 Football 


It's easy to justify the tearing down of 
the Cowell Stadium goalposts in the 
Army-Navy tradition after the U'NH tri- 
umph. "You'd think they had just won the 
Super Bowl," a fan, obviously from Am- 
herst, snorted as the masses exited the open 
air stadium looking forward to a cup of hot 

New Hampshire was picked during the 
following week for the NCAA Division II 
playoffs. UMass was not selected. Before 
November 15 it appeared that UMass was 
going to be involved in postseason play, 
had a shot at the YanCon title and might 
even complete the season undefeated. 

UMass finished second in the Yankee 
Conference and ended its season on sched- 
ule, losing the final game of the year 24-14 
to Boston College for an 8-2 record. 
UMass was ranked ninth in the final Divi- 
sion II poll and held first place in the New 
England poll for a good part of the season. 
One thing MacPherson says he learned 
during the season is that "you can't depend 

on the quarterback." Brian McNally re- 
placed Fred Kelliher in the second half of 
the Dartmouth game and earned starting 
quarterback honors. The UMass attack 
then proceded to run a sometimes near 
perfect blend of all the essentials which 
brought them to Durham, high and 
mighty, spotless and undefeated. 

The offense featured the run throughout 
the season. "We were successful and didn't 
throw as much as I would have liked," 
explained MacPherson. Jim Torrance pro- 
vided the muscle and Rich Jessamy the 
speed and finesse for the running attack. 
Jessamy had a great game at Storrs where 
he ran for 171 yards including touchdown 
gallops of 55 and 67 yards as the Minute- 
men toppled UConn 29-14. 

"It was a good season, even though we 
didn't accomplish our goals," MacPherson 
said. "One bad day cost us everything." 

Perhaps one of the most inconspicuous 
reasons for the squad's success was the 
work of the offensive line and the stingy 

defense. With Tom Harris, Ned Deane, 
and Ross Schubarth opening gaping holes 
in the defensive alignments of opponents, 
Jessamy and Torrance were able to get into 
the open and do their thing. For Jessamy 
that thing was a sidestep and a sprint to the 
goal line. Torrance specialized in meeting 
defenders head on and powering past them. 

For eight weeks the defense toiled. Ed 
McAleney, Steve Telander, and Gary Lit- 
tle heckled opposing quarterbacks while 
Ron Harris accumulated a handful of in- 

Performance-wise UMass football fol- 
lowers became more and more convinced 
that the team was a good one; not a flashy 
or spectacular team, but a solid group of 
unselfish football players. Those players 
will remember the '75 season. They'll re- 
member the bridge falling out from under 
them as they almost reached playoff coun- 
try and how what could have been a super 
season turned out to be only a winning one. 

— Scott Haves 

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In his first two years of coaching the 
UMass soccer team, Al Rufe compiled 
a 14-6-2 record. When Rufe labeled the 
1975 Minuteman squad as possibly his 
best team there was cause for excite- 
ment to be stirred up by UMass soccer 
fans. Unfortunately for the Minutemen 
the excitement was quickly turned into 
bitter disappointment as the hooters 
suffered through all kinds of trouble in 
posting a 3-9-2 slate. 

The Minutemen were inexperienced, 
had attitude problems and probably set 

a record for most hit goal posts and 
cross bars, but their main deficiency 
was the lack of a guy who could kick the 
ball into the net. 

"We just don't have a guy that has 
the knack of scoring, a guy with a great 
shot, or a guy that can break open a 
game," said assistant soccer coach Russ 
Kidd during the season. 

Rufe tried different formations in an 
attempt to spark his team offensively, 
but none of them worked. He also tried 
to substitute freely to keep fresh bodies 

in the game to avoid the Minutemen's 
frequent flat spots. Again his moves 
failed in their purpose. Rufe just could 
not overcome the lack of experience in 
his front line where three freshman and 
a sophomore saw most of the action. 

Thus the Minutemen were shutout 
four times and scored only one goal in 
seven other games. 

The three times that UMass man- 
aged to score more than one goal they 
posted impressive victories. The Min- 
utemen whipped both Maine and Bos- 

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13-1-1 Westfield State team, 3-2. 

"The turnirg point in our season I 
think came in our game against Ver- 
mont," said RuK', whose squad was 1-2 
at the time. "The v>fficials called a ques- 
tionable penalty k'ck against us and 
Vermont scored its only goal of regular 
time on that kick. We came back to tie 
the game with a good goal but they won 
the game with 49 seconds left in the 
second overtime." 

After the Vermont game, which 
marked the second straight overtime 
loss for UMass, the Minutemen tied 
both Harvard and Boston University 1- 
1, lost to Tufts 2-1, and then were 
blanked in three straight losses. UMass 
snapped both its scoreless and losing 
streaks with a win over Westfield State 
but by then the season had been almost 
a total failure. 

"Some of the guys are down on them- 
selves," said Rufe after the Minutemen 
suffered their worst defeat of the sea- 
son, a 5-0 setback to Rhode Island. 

Not only did some of the members of 
the team get down on themselves but 
mid-way through the season Bob 
McChesney, the team's leading point 
getter, was suspended from the team for 
the remainder of the season for disci- 
plinary reasons. 

Coach Rufe had announced before 
the season that 1975 would be the last 
year he would coach soccer. He wanted 
to devote his full time to his position as 
Financial Manager of the UMass Ath- 
letic Department. 

Thus Rufe and the team's five sen- 
iors, Billy Belcher, Billy Spyker, Bobby 
Snow, and co-captains Gary McKenna 
and Danny Ouellette left the UMass 
soccer program after a season which 
never proved to be what it was billed to 

— Bill Dovle 

Daniel .Smith (2) 
David Less, Jim Higgins 

Soccer 225 

226 Rugby 

^Kaving a greal time! 


Sports participants will usually agree that 
they participate in sports for many differ- 
ent reasons. The learning experience aspect 
of sports is usually one thing that partici- 
pants hold as worthwhile. 

The UMass rugby club has many partici- 
pants who are learning and are finding it 
very worthwhile. 

"Our season was very satisfying, " said 
club organizer, faculty advisor and partici- 
pant himself Robert "Doc" Lauerence. His 
concern is mainly for the "kids ' as he calls 
them and whether they are learning some- 
thing about rugby and, more important, 
something about themselves by playing 

As one of the most unfamiliar sports on 
campus to many people rugby most often 
takes a back seat to other, more well known 
sports. That aspect of things does not usual- 
ly occur to rugby players though, who are 
much more concerned with just playing 
and having a good time. If people began to 
learn about rugby a rugger just views that 
as a benefit to the learner. 

Last fall the UMass ruggers gained an 
upset victory over the Beacon Hill rugby 
club of which the upset proportions paral- 
leled a UMass football victory over Boston 
College. And just as sure as you can be that 
many people would know about a football 
game like that, you can also be sure that 
people would not know about a rugby 
match like that. 

— Ben ("aswell 



Che strongest team 

"They're a shoo-in for the playoffs.'' 

"An excellent team, one of the top in 
the Northeast." 

"I think UMass has an excellent 
club, who really hustle well." 

These are some of the superlatives that 
were bestowed upon the 1975 field hockey 
team by opposing coaches. Despite playing 
their longest and toughest schedule in his- 
tory, the Minutewomen chalked up a 
9-5-1 record and ended up as 
the third best 
team in y J^ the Northeast. 

Second-year ^*'%m coach Carol 

Albert's squad, after compiling an 8-4-1 
regular season mark, found itself ranked 
third in the first United States Field Hock- 
ey Association Northeast Tournament. 
After a win over Southern Connecticut in 
the first round, the Minutewomen were 
upended in the semifinals of the tourney by 
Maine. The outcome of both games was 
decided by superior penetration time, 
since the final scores were both ties. Just 
34 seconds of time separated UMass and 
Maine in the semifinal contest, and had the 

Minutewomen won, they would have gone 
on to the National Tournament. 

But the regular season UMass enjoyed 
helpe ease the pain of the post-season dis- 
appointment. The team rolled off three- 
and four-game winning streaks during the 
season. The only team to beat the Min- 
utewomen more than once was Springfield, 
the eventual Northeast champion. 

Teamwork and hard work were the key 
ingredients which led the team on its way. 
But some outstanding individual efforts 
and new additions didn't hurt the cause, 

Leading the goal scorers were senior co- 
captain Kathy O'Neil, with seven tallies, 
and flashy freshwoman Lynsie Wickman, 
who scored six. Also contributing to the 
offensive effort were Judy Kennedy, Sue 
Kibling, Jo Lorrey, and Cheryl Meliones. 
Anchoring the defense were co-captain 
Karen Zimmerman, freshwoman Gayle 
Hutchinson, Olivia Lovelace, and Kelly 

In the goal, sophomore Kathy Gibbs 
posted six shutouts and played well all sea- 
son. Her goals against average was a fine 

— Judy Van Handle 

228 Field Hockey 

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marked a 
long season 

In grappling with the problem of decid- 
ing whether a team has had a successful 
year or not, many things must be taken into 
consideration. Especially in a sport such as 
wrestling, both the team concept and var- 
ious individual factors must be looked at as 
inseparable parts of an intrinsic whole. 

The 1975-76 version of the UMass wres- 
tling team therefore had both a good and a 
bad season if one considers these factors. 
Overall, the team finished its season on a 
somewhat mediocre note with an even nine 
win and nine loss record. On the other side 
of the ledger, however, were the superb 
individual performances of veteran wres- 
tlers Cliff Blom and Dennis Fenton all sea- 
son long, with their efforts culminating 
with a trip to Tuscon, Arizona and the na- 
tional collegiate wrestling championships. 

As for the team itself, the matmen wres- 
tled for an unusually long period of time 
this year with eighteen regular season 
matches. After the first eight matches of 
the year it appeared the year might even be 
longer than expected as the wrestlers held a 
dismal 1-7 record. Some national wrestling 
powers had been added to the schedule this 
year, and travel hassles and scheduling 


problems necessitated the bunching togeth- 
er at the start of the season teams of the 
Michigan, Army, and Princeton caliber. 

Not only was the storm weathered by the 
wrestlers in the second half of the season, 
but the grapplers actually caused some 
cloudbursts of their own in posting a superb 
eight win and two loss record during that 
period. The team's performance was high- 
lighted by an upset victory over the fine 
squad of Boston University. 

Beset by minor aches and pains, which of 
course take their toll in an\ sport, UMass 
did not fare as well as it would have liked in 
the New England team competition, com- 
ing up third behind Boston University and 
Rhode Island. 

A post-season loss of sorts came when 
two-year coach Mike Welch decided to ac- 
cept a teaching position at Southern Con- 
necticut College. 

Individually sustaining, and group-wise 
somewhat so, the club had a season of many 
reversals. Up and down the team and each 
of its members went almost as often and as 
quickly as some of the action in any match 
all year. 

— Paul Rannenberc and Bi-n f^aswell 

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For the 1976 women's basketball team, 
the season began like your usual roller 
coaster ride — at a dead stop. 

Back-to-back-to-back losses to Southern 
Connecticut, Quenns, and Adelphi are not 
generally recognized as signs of success. 
But what most onlookers failed to realize is 
that roller coasters need time to gain mo- 

Coach Carol Albert's squad, though 
young, seemed to have the proper amount 
of experience needed to carry it through all 
the sharp turns of a tough campaign. 

In addition taking advantage of what Al- 
bert termed "a boom in women's athletics", 
the hoop quintet would be playing its home 
games in Curry Hicks Cage. Crowds rang- 
ing between 100 and 4,200 were bound to 
pick a team up. 

The climb began with a decisive 75-55 
win at Worcester State, and a 74-53 shel- 
lacking of UConn in their Cage debut. The 
UConn game was significant because it 
gave fans an opportunity to observe the 
components which would send the coaster 
careening on its way the rest of-the season. 

A scrappy, hard-nosed approach to the 
game became an absolute necessity. "We're 
not a tall team," Albert said, "and when we 
don't run, we don't play well." 

Against UConn, the women unveiled a 
relentless full-court press, forcing the Hus- 
kies to commit a great number of tur- 
novers, one of the few bugaboos the Min- 
utewomen never fully solved. 

Then, there were the individual efforts: 

— Junior co-captain Nancy O'Neil, al- 
ways getting open for the crucial shots, 
leading all scorers and rebounders. 

— Sophomore guard Joanie Greenaway, 
coming off the bench to spark the team 
with aggressive defense and sharp passing. 

— Sophomore center LuAnn Fletcher, 
blocking shots and powering her way to the 
bucket for hard-earned points. 

— Senior co-captain Nancy Barry, quar- 
terbacking the offense, playing intensely 
and, at times, with reckless abandon. 

— Junior forward Chris Basile and soph- 
omore guard Joanna Balletta, steady and 
efficient, hustling at both ends of the court. 

along - the ups 
of a hanMr ^^ar 

The fuel for a rapid rise was there, and 
UMass sped to eight more victories in their 
next nine regular-season games, with the 
only dip on the track a one-point loss to 
Central Connecticut. The average victory 
margin exceeded 20 points during this 
streak, and included first-ever wins against 
Northeastern, Bridgewater State, and 

Sporting a 10-4 record, the Minutewo- 
men then peaked in their state tourney se- 
mifinal against Northeastern, 74-64, before 

Daniel Smith (6) 

finally running out of gas. It was a very 
tired squad that came to a sudden, screech- 
ing halt against Bridgewater State (losing 
the state final 68-66); they then lost both 
games of the regional tourney against Ver- 
mont and Maine. 

After the Vermont upset, Albert said, 
"This is an inevitable step in our learning 
process . . . only the second time UMass has 
ever been invited to this tournament and it 
is the first time anyone has ever seriously 
expected anything of us. 

"A lot of people around here are still 
wondering what the hell UMass is doing 
rated so high (number three in the North- 
east), and I think that's a good reflection on 
the progress we've made in the past two 

The ride, in this exhilarating rollercoas- 
ter season, was over. It ended as it began — 
with three straight losses — but no one was 

— Ron Chait 

Women's Basketball 233 

SI lot of *ifs* added up to 12 and 8 

Despite an experienced squad with plen- 
ty of depth, and a 12-8 record in Division II 
play, the hockey team failed to make the 
playoffs for the second straight year. 

But, because a team had a disappointing 
end to the season, that does not mean there 
were no bright moments. A six-game win- 
ning streak within the division began with a 
come-from-behind effort at Boston State. 
Senior center Billy Harris scored his one 
hundredth career point on a breakaway 
goal at Vermont and eventually wound up 
as the second highest scorer in UMass histo- 
ry. Coach Jack Caniff won his hundredth 
game at UMass, a 6-2 victory over New 

What hurt the team most was inconsis- 
tent play before intersession. Lowell and St. 
Anselm's both came from behind in the 
third period to beat the Minutemen. What 
became obvious is that had those two games 
gone the other way, the final mark would 
have been 14-6 and there would have been 
no way the team could have been over- 
looked in post-season play. 

Following tradition, the club got hot in 
the second half of the season beginning 
with the Boston State game. There was 

more pressure to win coming down the 
stretch. "It's two different seasons because 
that long layoff really hurts," stated senior 
left wing Jim Lyons. "A Christmas tourna- 
ment would really help the team." 

In order to stay sharp during this four- 
week period, most of the players skate, but 
there is virtually no chance to play under 
game conditions. 

The other tough part of the early sched- 
ule was that the team did not have what 
could be called a "number one" goalie. 
Most players will tell you that they prefer 
one guy in the nets. They don't care who 
that is as long as he is playing well consis- 
tently. Both Dana Redmond and Doug 
Janik split the duties in goal early in the 
season. The team did not jell until Red- 
mond replaced Janik in that Boston State 
affair and reestablished his number one po- 
sition. Janik played well when called upon, 
but Redmond went on to post a fine 3.76 
goals against average in the division. 

Injuries also played a part in the season. 
Dave Allesandroni had to have an arm op- 
eration which ended his career early. Don 
Murphy, a freshman center, broke his wrist 
after getting off to a great start and played 

234 Hockey 

Bob Gamache (4). Daniel Smith (4) 

in only ten games. On the other hand, Har- 
ris enjoyed a fine season coming off a rup- 
tured spleen injury. 

Bob McCormack, a defenseman, felt that 
"we were inconsistent. We won big games, 
but lost one here and there. And near the 
end of the season, a lot of people were 
playing hurt." 

The greatest performance over the cam- 
paign was put on by Chris Lamby, who was 
moved from center to defense and made 
the division all-star team. Scott Stuart, Mike 
Merchant, Billy and Bobby White, and Bri- 
an Mulcahy were some of the more consis- 
tent players over the course of the year. 

"The competition was better," added 
Lyons, a fine playmaker. And when the 
teams you play improve, your own team's 
performance can become obscured. That's 
what probably happened when it came 
time to choose the eight playoff teams. 

If UMass had done better early in the 
season, coupled with their success during 
the second half, everything would have 
ended on a brighter note. But, "if" is a big 
word in sports. 

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GeUifig serious about 
swimming fa^s off 

It used to be that men's swimming was a 
joke on campus, but when the swimmers 
reeled off seven straight victories at the 
start of the season, more people started to 
take an interest in the sport. 

Before Bey Melamed, a three-time 
Olympian with the Israeli team, took over 
coaching duties, swimming was a "come as 
you wish" thing. Melamed's first year was a 
step toward respectability as the team fin- 
ished with a 6-7 record. 

A more serious atmosphere pervaded at 
the pool where the swimmers practiced ev- 
ery day during the following year and they 
put together another 6-7 season. 

"It takes a team some time to respond to 
a coach, " explains Melamed. That response 
was most noticeable this season when the 
swimmers had that fantastic start and com- 
piled an 8-5 record. 

"In the '74 season, the swimmers began 
to realize that swimming is a lot of work," 
Melamed recalled as he participated in a 
pool-side card game with some friends. 

Before Melamed came to UMass the pro- 
gram consisted of attending meets and 
coming home. "It's not a joke here any- 
more, " Melamed says in a dead serious 

The swimmers captured seven victories 
in their first seven meets of the season be- 
fore some of the team members were both- 
ered by the flu and a very demanding 
schedule which called for ten meets in the 
span of one month. 

Melamed, a full time student, is the head 
coach under an "associateship " program. 
Holder of nearly a dozen All-American ti- 
tles, he came to UMass for his first taste of 
collegiate swimming and brought with him 
international experience and success in 
world competition. He held a record in the 
200-meter butterfly that stood from 1972 
throught 1975. 

The coach lost interest in the card game 
he was playing and talked about several 
types of leadership that played a part in the 

first winning swim season on this campus in 
recent years. "As far as swimming ability 
goes, we had Ben Crooker and Dave 
Bouscher. Ross Yarworth and Mike Kervvin 
helped keep the team together with their 

"It's been a pleasure for me working in 
this kind of atmosphere and seeing that 
people are interested. But one problem 
with us is recruiting. We usually don't get 
the great swimmers and I know we'll never 
get a scholarship for swimming. It's dis- 

236 Men's Swim 

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The swimmers completely changed the 
record book, breaking ail but one standard, 
and that one was tied during the course of 
the season. 

The team ran into some problems at the 
New England Championship Meet, when 
Melamed was ten minutes late in register- 
ing some of his swimmers. The result was 
that several swimmers were disqualified 
and the event turned out to be a disaster for 
the UMass team. 

The 1975 New Englands are a sore spot 
with Melamed, who refused to talk about 
his team's poor performance. Melamed did 
talk about freshman Tom Novak and his 
efforts in the individual medley, breast- 
stroke and butterfly events in the year 
when, all of sudden, the dining commons 
conversations switched to, "Wow! The 
swim team is 7-0." during the season. 

— Scott Ha\es 

Men's Swim HI 

Che standards arc kigb 
it^keit excellence prevails 

Only considering the excellence that the 
women's gymnastics program has grown 
accustomed to, could a ranking of seventh 
in the nation be disappointing. 

But at the conculsion of the 1975-76 reg- 
ular season, the Minutewomen failed for 
the first time in three years to capture the 
Eastern championships and then finished 
out of the top four in the national cham- 
pionships for the first time in five years. 

This year's team was highly dependent 
on the performances of underclasswomen, 
as it had only two seniors — co-captains 
Alicia Goode and Gail McCarthy. It was 
also beset by injuries. Goode missed most of 
the season with a torn achilles tendon. 
Sophomore all-around Pam Steckroat had a 
back problem that forced her to be out of 
action until late in the year, but she still 
managed to do well enough in the Easterns 
to qualify to compete in the Nationals in 
the individual all-around competition. Ju- 
nior Linda Nelligan, a member of the team 
that finished second in the nation in 1975, 
didn't compete in 1976 because of an in- 

Two sophomores, Susan Cantwell and 


Cheryl Smith, sparked the Minutewomen 
to a third place finish in the Eastern cham- 
pionships after UMass had recorded a 9-1 
dual meet slate. Cantwell, the top all- 
around performer all season, finished sixth 
in the Easterns in the all-around and Smith 
finished fifth in vaulting. 

Regular . season highlights included a 
104-point showing in a win over Southern 
Connecticut, a total only bested by a 104.35 
performance in the Easterns. 

Something other than any achievement 
by the Minutewomen themselves may 
make the '75-76 season the one that could 
be the most important of all. The Athletic 
Department, crippled by financial woes, 
restricted the awarding of athletic scholar- 
ships to four teams — men's football and 
basketball, and women's basketball and 

Thus the Athletic Department paved the 
way for the UMass women's gymnastics 
team to continue to be one of the top 
squads in the nation. Given that chance, it 
is now up to coach Virginia Evans and 
company to bring the national champion- 
ship back to UMass. 

— Bill D.iNJc 

238 Women's Gymnaslics 






Jim Chernoff (3), Daniel Smith (3), Bob Gamache 

Women's Gymnastics 239 

SanCoti dominance! disappointment 

The 1975-76 basketball season signaled 
the end of an era. It marked the 28th and 
final year that UMass would play this win- 
ter sport in the Yankee Conference. The 
Minutemen went out in style, however, be- 
fore they moved onto the Eastern Indepen- 
dent Collegiate Basketball League. They 
posted an 11-1 conference record to cap- 
ture their fourth straight title and their sev- 
enth in the last nine years. 

The Minutemen's 21-4 regular season re- 
cord earned them the number one ranking 
in New England, but their dismal showing 
in the ECAC New England Tournament 
tarnished their accomplishments. 

In the opening round of the tournament, 
the Minutemen met Connecticut for the 
third time of the season. Each team had 
downed the other on the road and the red- 
hot Huskies captured the third game, 73- 
69, clinching it on a Joe Whelton jumper 
with three seconds remaining. The Minute- 

men were then trounced by Holy Cross in 
the consolation game and for the first time 
in four years, there was no National Invita- 
tional Tournament bid awaiting them at 
the end of the season. 

The season was filled with too many 
memories to be completely overshadowed 
by the ECAC tourney flop. 

After being suspended for one game ear- 
ly in the season for disciplinary reasons, 
Alex Eldridge poured it on with drives to 
the basket and pin-point passes to direct the 
Minuteman attack and be elected the 
team's Most Valuable Player. 

Mike Pyatt exhibited what a dominant 
offensive threat he was by leading the team 
in scoring in his sophomore year, and being 
named to the All-Conference team. 

Derick Claiborne, also a sophomore, 
combined with Eldridge (his former high 
school teammate) to comprise one of the 

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best backcourt duos in New England. 

Jim Town was not only the second lead- 
ing rebounder in the conference, but also 
the league's MVP. 

And Mark Donaghue made the transition 
from Dartmouth a successful one by sink- 
ing his turn-around jumper often enough to 
finish as the team's second leading scorer. 

All five starters had one thing in com- 
mon — they were all underclassmen. The 
team's seniors, Mike Stokes, Joe Artime, 
and Arnold Johnson, had their moments of 
glory, however. The five-foot-nine Stokes 
led the Minutemen to an early season win 
over Harvard with 28 points. Artime con- 
tributed greatly to the important win over 
Connecticut with his tough defensive work 
against the Huskies' leading scorer Tony 
Hanson. And Johnson would wow the 
crowd anytime he would come off the 
bench and sink a shot. 

The Minutemen won 11 games in a row 
enroute to their 21-6 season. The most im- 
portant and most satisfying win of the 
streak had to be an 81-79 overtime win 
over Providence College. The Minutemen 
trailed by six points with 1:05 remaining in 
regulation time but went on to post their 
first win over the Friars since 1969. 

Minuteman coach Jack Leaman called 
the '75 edition of the Minutemen "his best 
team ever, a young team that learned to 
work together as the season progressed. " 

The team showed just how well they 
learned to work together in wins over Bos- 
ton College, Connecticut, Hawaii, Rhode 
Island, Fairfield, and Providence, among 
others. Unfortunately, they showed that 
they still have things yet to learn when they 
were bumped twice in the season-ending 

— Bill Doyle 

Men's Basketball 243 

244 Men's and Women's Ski 


Scbttssing to success 

Picture yourself flying down the side of a 
mountain on two narrow strips of fiberglass 
with snovvflakes whizzing past )ou, as you 
compete against the clock, and \'ou"ll have 
some conceptualization of the men's and 
• women's ski team. 

Of course, there is much more to being a 
member of a college ski team, as coach Bill 
MacConnell will tell you, than can be cap- 
' tured even in the best descriptive para- 

For the past seven years the UMass skiers 
have been division or league champions in 
the New England Intercollegiate Ski Con- 
ference. This year, the men won the first of 
two Canada-American races in January, 
and the women won the first of a series of 
races in the March session of the Can-Ams. 
The Can-Ams are unicjue in that both the 
men and women compete in the same area. 
Canada bests the races in Januar\' and in 
March the competition is held in the L'nit- 
gd States. 

" Gerry Goodrich, a former international 
skier on the Can-Am circuit, coaches the 
women's team. The women ski in the 
Women's Intercollegiate Ski Conference 
and have fielded a team for the past seven 
years. UMass won the WISC championship 
by outskiing Boston Liniversity, Connecti- 
cut, Radcliffe, and Merrimack. .\[ the C^an- 
Ams, the women won the first of two races 
and placed second in the other to Plymouth 

The season includes a lot of work for the 
skiers, and not onlv work in the sense of 

training for the meets. Steve Tonelli. John 
Denison, Bill Nebesky, and Andy Smith, 
four seniors on the squad, and the rest of 
the men's skiers along with captain Martha 
Moran, senior Betsy Hussey, and the re- 
mainder of the women were involved in 
brush control their practice areas, Ver- 
mont's Haystack Mountain and Berkshire 
East in Charlemont. Using IOC-pound ma- 
chines to clear the brush adjacent to the 
slopes, the skiers work starting at four 
o'clock in the morning in order to obtain 
passes to the ski areas for practices. 

And skiing is one sport in which both the 
men's and women's programs are operating 
on an equal basis. The teams train together 
weekly, and the women have picked up 
quickly on the tradition established by 
coach MacConnell. 

"Years ago we'd never think of the wom- 
en mixing with the men, but now they do 
and it couldn't be otherwise," MacConnell 

Miles away from campus in the moun- 
tains, a skier stops at the base oi the slope to 
rest. Breathing in the cold winter air, the 
skier walks back up the slope for another 
attempt to reduce the timing. .And it's hard 
to tell whether the person under all the 
heavy clothing is a member of the women's 
or men's squad. But that's partK because of 
the combined training program that Mac- 
(]onnell and Cioodrich use. and the equal 
level of the two programs at UMass. .\nd, it 
reallv doesn't matter. 

John McCarthy (3) 


One with the waUr 

Working Out 

The beginning — Why am I here? 
Because I am and I will be all that I can be 
My lungs are shrinking. My chest cannot stretch. 
My arms and shoulders are old rubber bands. 
The water is too thick. The clock is too fast. 

Why am I here? 

The middle — I am. 

I am the pain. Its rhythm hums in my shoulders and arms. 

I am the water. I am smooth and wet. I flow. 

I am the clock. I feel time. It throbs in my chest and head. 

Whay am I? Because I am. 

The End — Why am I here? 

Because I am and I will be all that I can be 

I am floating now. Watching misty rainbows play around the lights 

I am my body. I sense every fiber singing. 



Coach Patricia Griffin 

(ripples melt to glass, 
N.O.P.E. waters are still) 
The women swimmers completed a 10-2 
season, a record blemished only by Spring- 
field College and Yale. These two teams 
were also the only ones between the UMass 
women and the New England crown. 

(a long season ... six months of work- 
ing out . . . September to February 
. . . training, constantly and carefully 
toning . . , ups and downs . . . the 
peak and the pit ... intercession 
Breaststroker Theresa Totin, as a first 
year swimmer, proved a valuable asset to 
the team. She captured two New England 
firsts in record times and joined Penny 
Noyes, Mary Ann Totin and Reenie Gro- 
den in the 200 medley relay to upset Yale 
and set a New England record. 

(remember chlorine-scented suits . . . 
water swishing in your ears . . . losing 
your only pair of goggles . . . wishing 
the pace clock would slow down . . . 
trying not to eat so much during the 
season, but pigging out anyway) 


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The season also produced six qualifying 
swimmers for the Easterns at Pittsburgh. 
Melon Dash, Carol Griffiths, Cindy Whit- 
ing, Theresa Totin, Reenie Groden, and 
Mary Ann Totin were the UMass represen- 
tatives, tying for fourteenth in a field of 39 

(dodging divers in practice ... put- 
ting in lane lines . . . doing no-breath- 
ers ... still wishing the pace clock 
wasn't so fast) 
Nationals were held at the Swimming 
Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 
with swimmers Groden, Dash, Noyes, and 
Theresa Totin qualifying. 

(getting ready for the next series . . . 
taking your pulse ... 10 x lOO's kick- 
ing . . . riding the swim team van six 
hours to Maine . . . staying over for 
the New Englands) 
Team coach Patricia Griffin started as 
coach five years ago with only eight swim- 
mers, but finished this season with a third 
place in New England and the love and 
respect of twenty-five team members. 

— Laurie Whiting 


Women's Swim 247 

LetKng the sport die? 

It was the year that could have been. 
Two years before, all-around Gene Whelan 
tranf erred from UMass to Penn State be- 
cause of a planned phasedown of the men's 
gymnastics program here. He went on to 
attain AH- American status for the second 
time and compete in the Summer Olym- 
pics in Montreal. 

Instead of being led by Whelan, the 
men's gym team slipped a few notches in 
respectability. Head coach Tom Dunn, 
concerned over the instability of his posi- 
tion at UMass, took an assistant coach's po- 
sition at his alma mater, Penn State; -he was 
replaced by his formenr assistant Bob 
Koenig, who was hired only part-time. 

Recruiting, which had suffered because 
of the cutbacks in the program by the Ath- 
letic Department so much that only four of 

the fifteen team members were freshmen 
or sophomores, seemed to continue to be 

"It's getting so bad that hardly any high 
school gymnasts even bother to apply to 
UMass, let alone seriously consider coming 
here," Koenig said. 

Koenig planned to leave UMass after the 
1976 season, and the Athletic Department, 
because of a statewide freeze against hiring 
full-time employees, planned to continue to 
hire only a part-time replacement. 

Because of the decreasing importance 
placed upon men's gymnastics by the Ath- 
letic Department, many current team 
members considered transferring to other 

No one transferred prior to the 1975-76 
season, however, as the Minutemen man- 

aged a 6-5 regular season mark before fin- 
ishing fifth in the Eastern championships. 

Roy Johnson, Joe Brandon, and Andy 
Hammond were among the seniors who 
guided the Minutemen through their up- 
and-down season, which saw UMass follow 
nearly every victory with a loss. 

A 202.95 — 194.75 win over Navy was 
the best showing of the year, and a 187.70 
— 163.70 loss to Army early in the season 
was the worst point-total for UMass under 
the new scoring system created the year 
Kef ore. 

All-arounds Steve and Paul Marks, still 
rings specialist Paul Lusk (who also com- 
peted on the side horse because of the 
team's lack of depth), and co-captain high 
bar specialist Joel James also contributed to 
the team effort. 

— Hill Dovli' 

Men's Gymnastics 249 

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Success is onlg relative 

You might ask, "How can someone call a 
3-4 season a record-shattering one?" Well, 
track coach Ken O Brien can and does. His 
trackmen broke 24 varsity and freshmen 
records during the outdoor season and cap- 
tured the top position in the UMass relays, a 
new concept in big meet competition, held 
here this season. 

But, the tracksters finished with a medio- 
cre dual meet record, managing to beat 
only Holy Cross and Boston University 
twice while absorbing losses to Boston Col- 
lege, Rhode Island, and a pair from North- 
eastern. The team's second place finish in 
the Yankee Conference and sixth place 
showing in the New England champion- 

ships were little to brag about either 
O Brien has experienced more success in 
previous championship seasons, but he says 
he was "still very impressed" with his 
team's performance throughout the season. 

The records were set in events that re- 
presented the team's strengths, namely the 
440-yard hurdles, the middle distance 
events, the mile, the three-mile, and the 

In recalling the highlights of the season, 
O'Brien cited the outstanding performance 
of senior Curt Stegerwald in the 440 hur- 
dles during the YanCon championship 
meet. In four straight years, Stegerwald 
placed in the New Englands. 

Phil Broughton capped a consistent four 
years of distance running by placing in the 
steeplechase at the New Englands. 

Jim Shea established the school record in 
the javelin with a 217-foot throw and fin- 
ished second in the conference. 

Another senior, Pete Famulari, placed 
sixth in the New Englands in the 120-yard 
high hurdles. 

O Brien has been attempting to strength- 
en his team's performance in the field 
events, an area where the trackmen have 
been inferior to New England powers 
Northeastern and Connecticut. 

"Each group has its own type of team 
spirit, " O'Brien said concerning coaching 

2.50 Men's Track and Field 


such a large track squad. "It's difficult as a 
coach to mold five groups into one large 
team of eighty, but there is a good deal of 
enthusiasm. The weightmen have their 
own group spirit and the runners have 

The UMass relays came about as the 
New England track coaches discussed the 
advantages and disadvantages of dual 
meets or large relay meets. "At times there 
are poor individual matchups in a dual 
meet, and sometimes only ten or twelve of 
your athletes are involved in a large scale 
meet. The UMass relays evolved out of an 
effort to present the best competitive situa- 
tion. Our fine track facility brought the 

mid-season event here, " O'Brien said. The 
April 17 event attracted some 650 athletes 
and 2,000 spectators. 

The track team members began training 
in September with conditioning programs, 
weightlifting, and running. In the fall, as- 
sistant coach Gary King coaches the 80 
team members while O'Brien devotes his 
time to the cross-country season. 

O'Brien feels the track team is one of the 
top five in New England, considering the 
facilities on campus and the coaching staff. 
And he feels the team is on its way in 
"rebuilding from the losses of 1975", when 
a large group of talented seniors left via 

William Howell (2), Bob Gamache (2). Daniel Smith (2) 
Despite the fact that a year ago the Uni- 
versity took away all scholarships from the 
non-income sports, the trackmen have been 
able to compete with the strongest competi- 
tors in New England. "It's always good to 
talk to one or two outstanding athletes and 
offer them something in the line of scholar- 
ships," said O'Brien, but that is a thing of 
the past. 

Now, all he has to offer them is a win- 
ning tradition. 

— Scott Hayes 

Men's Track and Field 251 

... as it is the only UMass sport, varsity 
or not, to capture a national championship, 
other than the women's gymnastics team. 

The men's crew, past owners of that na- 
tional title, capped its season with a good 
showing at the 38th annual Dad Regetta 
Championships at Philadelphia. 

The varsity four, the pair without coxs- 
wain, and the pair with cox each finished 
runner-up in their respective races. The 
varsity four, stroked by Hank Cullen, Char- 
lie Anderson, senior John Moynihan, and 

Dave Burke in bow, lost to Coast Guard by 
three-quarters of a boat length in winning 
the silver medal. Cox Rich Berg, a senior, 
thought if the varsity four had spent more 
time practicing together, and had extra 
coaching, it would have improved on its 

The pair without cox, senior stroke Steve 
Loomer and bow Steve Frackleton, placed 
second behind Jacksonville University. 
Tampa beat UMass by a half length in the 
pair with cox event. Cox Any Burton, 

stroke Mike Meivin, and bow Frank Miconi 
comprised that squad. 

The UMass women's crew also placed 
second in the traditionally all-male Dad 
Vail championships to highlight their sea- 
son. Stroke Laura Love, senior captain 
Mary Leonard, Liz Angus, bow Kathy 
Kirkham, and cox Nancy Thompkins com- 
prised the women's varsity team, which 
finished behind Western Ontario Universi- 


— Bill Dovle 

252 Men's and Women's Crew 

'Villiam Howell (6) 

Men's and Women's Crew 253 

Practice makes perfect in a first 

"We don't really have any 
'stars'. Sure, we have some real- 
ly talented athletes out there, 
but . . . well, it sounds so cliche 
I almost hate to say it . . . we 
have a team effort that's real. " 
— Coach Frank Garahan 

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It had been there all along. 

At first imperceptible, it grew stronger 
until it was recognized as the women's la- 
crosse team's winning key — a truly coop- 
erative team effort. 

It was strong enough to be called "unself- 
ish play' . It was strong enough to gain a 6-1 
season's record. Above all, it was strong 
enough to give the women a positive com- 
petitive experience. 

Working in units rather than positions, 
the Gazelles out-played all but one of their 
opponents — Bridgewater State. 

Coach Frank Garahan stressed group 
goals as well as individual goals from the 
start. Assisted by grad students Pam Riets- 
chel and Beth Miller, Garahan started from 
scratch to build UMass' former club into 
the first varsity lacrosse team. 

Debbie Belitsos, Nancy O'Neil, and Evie 
Sneeden dominated the scoring attacks, 
backed by Cindy Hartsone, Linda Lamb- 
din, and Judy Kennedy. A cohesive defen- 
sive unit proved itself in Trish McCarthy, 
Kathy O'Neil, Grace Martinelli, Lynn 
Engler, Gail Hutchinson, and Chris Basile. 
Mary Murray and Susanna Kaplan traded 
off at goal. 

— Laurie Whiting 

Daniel Smith (9) 

If a woman has a vision, but no task, 

She has a dream. 
If she has a task, but no vision, 

She has drudgery. 
But if she has both a vision and a task — 

She has victory. 

— Anon. 

Women's Lacrosse 2,55 

lOhat makes 

Other than being experienced, the 1976 
baseball team had little reason to expect 
much of their chances for success. The 
squad did indeed have just about everyone 
back from the previous year's team, but 
that crew managed to win only eleven 

But a funny thing happened during the 
'76 campaign. The Minutemen found that 
little something that kept them from win- 
ning the year before. They got off to a fast 
start by holding their own against some of 
the nation's best baseball teams on their 
southern trip and won 12 of their first 13 
games up north. 

Their twenty-four wins represented a 
school record, set by the 1969 team, which 
had won its way to the Nationals. The only 
crink in the season was the team's showing 
against Yankee Conference champions 
Maine. UMass lost two doubleheaders to 
the Black Bears, one that eliminated them 
from the New England District One Tour- 

What made Mike Koperniak bounce 
back from a season lost to injuries to one of 
batting in the high .300's and being one of 
the four All-New England players from 




Daniel Smith (5) 

256 Baseball 

a team go? 

UMass? What got into Mark Fontaine, who 
went from fourteen hits in his first three 
years to the Yankee Conference s leading 
hitter his senior year? And what made this 
team bat almost .300, shore up a porous 
defense, and be labeled by ten-year coach 
Dick Bergquist "as good as any team at 
UMass in all aspects except pitching"? 

"I wish I knew," admitted Bergquist. 
"Any coach would like to know what 
makes a team go. Maybe it was the fast 
start which made the guys believe in them- 
selves. I know that helped Kop.erniak." 

A guess would be that the team members 
jelled due to maturity, something that all 
seniors are supposed to gain by the time 
they graduate. And eight Minutemen base- 
ball players graduated. 

Pitcher Craig Allegrezza, catchers Jim 
Black (All-New England) and Bob Moore, 
first baseman John Seed (All-New Eng- 
land), second baseman Mike Koperniak, 
shortstop Jerry Mondalto (co-Most Valu- 
able Player along with Koperniak), left- 
fielder Mark Fontaine, rightfielder Steve 
Wright, and four-year manager Stan Mi- 
chonski have left UMass. 

— Bill Doyle 

Jim Higgins 

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A Play in One Act 


The Seniors 

Sue Brophy — starting catcher most of the 
\ ear . . . good receiver . . . one of the bet- 
ter hitters on the team . . . slugged for both 
power and average . . . hit a double to 
begin the winning rally against Rhode Is- 
land in the season opener. 
Karen Dolphin — starting third baseman 
. . . co-captain . . . steady fielder . . . accu- 
rate arm . . . batting a bit sub-par, but still 
stuck in some key hits . . . injured for part 
of the year with a badly bruised knee. 
Mickey Locke — Minutewomen s other 
co-captain . . . started and relieved on the 
mound . . . pitched a fine game against 
Springfield, but was hurt by errors and lack 
of offense . . . completed a L5-8 win over 
Worcester State with two innings of relief 

The Juniors 

Heidi Dickinson — starting first baseman 
. . . good fielder . . . had a hot streak with 
the bat in the middle of the season . . . 
pla\ed in every game . . . stead\-, reliable 

Terry Kennedy — played all three outfield 
positions . . . fielding was consistently good 
. . . made all three putouts in one inning 
against Keene State. 

Gail Matthews — won all four of the vic- 
tories with fine pitching . . . control artist 
. . . consistent hurler . . . started and re- 
lieved . . . also played right field well . . . 
solid hitter . . . good eye at the plate . . . 
had a high batting average. 

The Sophomores 

Lynn Barry — starting left fielder most of 
the season . . . also played center and right 
. . . threw out several runners, including 
one at the plate against Central Connecti- 
cut . . . primarily a singles hitter. 
Lu-Ann Fletcher — Big Lu ... pitched 
and played right field . . . e.xtremeK' fast 
hurler, albeit wild ... an arm like a gun 
from the outfield . . . powerful hitter, 
socked three home runs in a two-game 

Cheryl Meliones — catcher . . . injured 
most of the year . . . when her arm is right, 
it's like a rifle . . . great competitor . . , 

good hitter and receiver . . . hates to lose Directed b>' — Jean Follansbee (first \ear 
. . . one of the sparkplugs of the team. coach), assisted by Jo McGowan. 

The Freshwomen 

Carol Bruce — began the season at second 
base, but soon shifted to center field . . . 
accurate throwing arm . . . good, stead\' 
hitter . . . good speed . . . played the out- 
field well. 

Sue DiRocco — started at shortstop the 
entire year . . . fastest runner on the club 
. . . excellent throwing arm . . . good range 
. . . showed an ability to get on base as 
leadoff batter . . . hits to the opposite field 
. . . smart player. 

Elaine Howie — played at second, short, 
and third during the season . . . primarily 
at second . . . great potential at all three 
spots . . . strong arm . . . good natural abili- 
ty ... can hit and run the bases well. 
Jean Sagerian — played at second base 
. . . hustling player . . . good fielder . . . 
makes all the plays . . . accurate arm . . . 
also a fast baserunner. 

Review — The 1976 edition of UMass soft- 
ball finished with a 4-7 record. The team 
got off to a good start with a 4-1 win over 
Rhode Island, but then lost three in a row, 
all on the road. From that point on, the 
Minutewomen were 3-4, with wins over 
Bridgewater State, Connecticut, and 
Worcester State the high points of the rest 
of the season. 

Actually, the team could have won a few 
more games, but lost leads against Central 
Connecticut, Boston State, and Springfield. 
The last game of the season, against Spring- 
field, had the makings of a major upset, but 
despite a superb pitching performance 
from Lu-Ann Fletcher, the Minutewomen 
were 6-1 losers. 

UMass had a poor road record, winning 
just once while dropping five decisions. At 
home, the team was 3-2. 

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tess glorg, but more 

It differs slightly from a PGA tour, or an 
LPGA event. Crowds do not gather into a 
following to cheer on their favorite golfer. 
In fact, the only applaud usually received 
comes from a fellow competitor or a coach. 
College golfers don't even have their own 

But even with the absence of these fac- 
tors, UMass golf teams, both men and wom- 
en, performed with enough intensity and 
pride to "drive " into national prominence. 

For the men linksters, a second trip to 
the NCAA golf championships in as many 
years climaxed one of the most successful 
seasons in the history of the program. Two 
years ago the trip to Ohio State highlighted 
the summer of five golfers. For the summer 
of '76, the stakes stayed the same but the 
scenery switched to Albuquerque, New 

The road to the Nationals was hindered 
by wind, rain, and sandtraps, but with the 
likes of senior co-captain John Lasek and 
sophomore standout Glen Sullivan, the 
Minutemen, coached by Fan Gaudette, 
made the ride an easy one. 

Lasek strengthened his position as one of 
the top college golfers in the east starting 
with the fall campaign. The senior earned 
low medalists honors in pacing his squad to 
victories in the Yankee Conference cham- 
pionships and the New Englands. Even at 
the low point of the year, when they fin- 
ished a disappointing fourth in the ECAC, 
Lasek shined with a 73. 

In the spring, he teamed with Sullivan to 
produce the most potent one-two punch in 


New England, The result was a 370 five- 
man total in one match, as Sullivan shot a 
torrid 68 and Lasek a 71 to give UMass its 
lowest total in history. They continued 
their leadership through a 28-stroke victory 
in the NCAA qualification round, as Sulli- 
van garnered medalist honors. 

A supporting cast topped by senior Rick 
Olson and junior Bob Sanderson, who 
peaked at the NCAA qualifications, round- 
ed out a winning team. Seniors Tom Toski 
and Tim Kurty, juniors Bill Locke and Jim 
Moriarty, sophomores Chuck Dempsey and 
Doug Starek, and freshman Jim McDer- 
mott aided a fine team effort. 

The women's version of UMass golf be- 
gan as an experimental season and ended 
with a qualification in the nationals at 
Michigan State, in its inaugural year. 

Debbie McCullock and Elisa Romano, 
the only two women with much previous 
experience, led the team. McCullock cap- 
tured the low round in the annual Lady 
Lions golf classic at Penn State, as the Min- 
utewomen finished second to gain its na- 
tional berth. 

Joanne Smith, Meg Groden, Eileen 
Kremer, Mary Hall, and Pat Jordan also 
helped make it possible to launch the sea- 
son. Mike Reedy coached the team. 

Overall, the golf teams at UMass per- 
formed with less glory than other so-called 
"major" sports, but indeed, they reached 
levels of success unchallenged by most oth- 

— Ron Arena 


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Men's and Women's Golf 261 

The program had them hsted as the Mas- 
sachusetts "Redmen ". But that didn't mat- 
ter. The Washington Post college lacrosse 
writer had called them an easv take for 
Johns Hopkins. But that didn't matter. 
Travel arrangements were rushed and 
somewhat hassled. But that didn't matter. 

What did matter was that UMass was 
there. For the first time in the school's his- 
tory of lacrosse a team was participating in 
the national major college championship 

Baltimore, Mary land and Johns Hopkins 
University was the site of the first round 
NCAA playoff game between the UMass 
lacrosse Gorillas and the Blue Jays of Johns 
Hopkins University. The final outcome 

Fifth in the natiGti 

of the contest was a first round victory for 
Hopkins by a closer than it seems score of 
11-9. The game itself and certainly the out- 
come was almost secondary to the fact that 
UMass, a newcomer to the national lacrosse 
power scene, had come into lacrosse-rich 
Maryland a relative unknown entity and 
left there as a well-respected power in it- 

"It's neat to be well thought of around 
the country, " said UMass head lacrosse 
coach Dick Garher after his team had 

gained a relatively easy victory over Boston 
College. Garber was then in the midst of 
enjoying one of his finest seasons in his long 
and very successful career at UMass. 

"We've got one of the toughest schedules 
in the country, " Garber had said repeated- 
ly during the season, a statement which was 
very true. His lacrosse Gorillas played nine 
of their fifteen regular season games 
against teams rated in the top twenty la- 
crosse teams in the nation. Midway through 
the season back to back victories versus 

262 Men's Lacrosse 

and sHU cottttttng 

Cortland state and Brown University began 
to make people believers in the UMass la- 
crosse team and the fact that it could han- 
dle the schedule it had no matter how 
tough it was. 

Offensively Garbers Gorillas had one of 
the most awesome attacks in the nation. On 
the average UMass outscored its opponents 
by a 2-1 margin throughout the season. Led 
by junior attackman and co-captain Jeff 
Spooner, junior midfielder and ballhandler 
extraordinaire BilK O'Brien, and minute 

and mighty attackman transfer Micky 
Menna UMass was able to mo\e the ball 
with ease and accurac\' against ever\ oppo- 
nent, Defensivel)- the Gorillas were no 
slouches as midfielders Terr) Keefe and 
Rand\ Krutzler played very tight both 
ways and defensemen Kenny Michaud and 
John McCarthy almost alw a\ s kept the op- 
posing attackers at ba\ . McCarthy in par- 
ticular, a senior in his fourth \arsity season 
at UMass, played with what seemed to be 
an e.\traordinar\ amount of zeal and desire. 

Hob Ganiachf ,3). Daniel .Smitli lo) 

In goal, freshman standout Don Goldstein 

proved to be a ver\ pleasant surprise for 

everyone. As a high school goaltender the 

"Duck" saw a few shots as the teams he 

played for won one game in his last three 


Ivy League opponents ha\ e alw ays posed 

tough compeition and been \er)- satisf) ing 

victories for Dick Garber s Gorillas. .A 24- 

10 victor) at Dartmouth at the end of the 

year prompted Garber to comment, "It s a 

clima.x to a hell of a super season." .\ super 

season it was, not onK in Dick Garber s 

eyes, but also in the e\es of e\er) person 

who had the chance to experience (Tarbers 


— Ben Caswell 

Men's Lacrosse 263 

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Che main 

The women's cross country and track 
teams put together two of the most success- 
ful seasons throughout the course of the 
entire athletic year. 

The women harriers placed second in the 
Brandeis Invitational in their debut as var- 
sity members of the UMass athletic scene. 

Led by Jane Welzel and Julia LaFren- 
iere, the runners narrowly won their first 
dual meet of the season by nipping Wil- 
liams on a shortened, 2.3-mile course. 

The team depth that was the main ingre- 
dient in the squad's winning recipe was 
displayed in a tri-meet which the harriers 
won 27'/2-36-70V2 over Vermont and Dart- 
mouth, respectively. 

Sporting a 3-0 record, the women hosted 
the first Apple Orchard Classic, a meet co- 
sponsored by the team and the Sugarloaf 
Mountain Athletic Club. The run through 
the University's orchard was not a league 
meet, but rather a gathering of local talent. 
The women outdistanced the Liberty Ath- 
letic Club to capture meet honors with 29 

In the Orchard Classic, which served as 
preparation for the New England Cham- 
pionships, UMass took five of the top ten 

The New Englands, which were also 

264 Women's Cross-Country, Track 

ingredient was depth 

held on campus, were won by the host team 
with Welzel placing second in 18:52, 55 
seconds behind individual v\inner Kathy 
Whitcomb of Tufts. 

The women proved themselves superior 
in the team battle that involved 11 teams. 
The Minutewomen total of 35 bested the 
Williams score of 51 and Vermont's 58. 

Coach Ken O Brien said after the meet, 
"We've been working for this all year and 
our efforts really paid off." 

The next step for the team w as a trip to 
Iowa State and a chance to participate in 
the National Collegiate Championships. 

Competing against 21 other teams, the 
women placed ninth in the third national 

Iowa, the host team, won the team title 
with 96 points. Jane Welzel placed t\\ ent\ - 
fifth for the Minutewomen, who finished 
with a team total of 252. Julia LaFreniere 
finished forty-seventh and teammate Jo- 
hara Chapman was two places behind. 

The squad finished respectably in a race 
against established women's cross country 

"We really had nothing going for us in 
the way of experience or knowing what to 
expect, " said O'Brien after the meet on the 
Iowa State golf course. 

Assistant coach Gar\ King called the 
course for the nationals "the toughest they 
(the women) had run all \ear. 

O Brien's runners showed quite a bit of 
poise, competing against the country s top 

And O Brien felt there was more to the 
team's success than its impressive 5-0 re- 
cord. "I was surprised at the immediac\ of 
the 'team effect' — the closeness and the 
combined team effort." Of the ninth place 
finish in the nationals, O'Brien said simply, 
"I couldn't be happier." 

The trackwomen enjoyed a \er\ similar 
season, compiling a strong 6-1 record. The 
women's track team placed second in the 
Albany Invitational in a field of 12. Welzel 
broke the Albany track record for the 
three-mile run by nearly three minutes in 
winning the event. 

The trackwomen competed for the first 
year on the varsity level, as did the women 
harriers. Together the\ amassed an 11-1 
record and were successful in several larg- 
er, highly competitive meets .And not so 
surprisingly both teams shared their success 
with the same man — Ken O'Brien. 

Women's Cross-Coijnlr\. Tr.ick 265 

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Steve Kosakowski was many things to 
many people, but everyone who knew him 
will all tell you they never had met anyone 
else like him. When the former UMass 
tennis coach passed away on March 27th, 
1976, an era on this campus ended. 

"Kos," as he was known to many, had 
been a part of the UMass scene for thirty 
years. In addition to coaching tennis, he 
also held the same position in hockey, and 
was athletic director of Stockbridge. 

What makes Steve Kosakowski's contri- 
bution even greater to UMass was that he 
was a victim of glaucoma and was without 

sight in his later years. Despite this handi- 
cap, Kos carried on winning one champion- 
ship after another with his tennis team and 
eventually won seventy-two per cent of all 
the games he coached. 

Russ Kidd, UMass assistant hockey 
coach, played for Kos in the fifties. "In 
those days Orr Rink had no roof," recalled 
Kidd. "We'd be out skating when the tem- 
perature was ten below and even Steve 
would tell us to go inside. But he was a 
great guy to be around and there was never 
any discontent with him." 

Kos never forgot his old-time players ei- 

ther. There is the story of a guy on the 
hockey team who graduated in the fifties 
and then became an airline pilot in Califor- 
nia. He came back to visit last year, went 
into the office and said, "Hey, Kos!" The 
coach immediately remembered who his 
former pupil was. 

Steve Kosakowski was a human being 
who despite one of the greatest handicaps 
an individual can endure still had an amaz- 
ing will to live and carry on. The UMass 
athletic department will never be the same 
without him. 

— Glenn Poster 


SIS), forecast: cottKnued douditiess 

The 1975-1976 UMass Athletic Depart- 
ment year was one of many colors. Bright 
spots and dark spots dotted the entire span 
of events from a wet opening kickoff for 
the football team last Fall against Maine to 
a, first in UMass history, trip to the NCAA 
lacrosse playoffs for the UMass lacrosse 

Much more important than the usual 
scheduled events though were some of the 
unscheduled happenings. Things like a 
women athletic department administrator 
coming and going, four new women's varsi- 
ty sports starting up, and a revamping of 
the scholarship system for athletics were 
among the most important of the unsche- 
duled, and in some cases unexpected 

The brightest spot of the year had to be 
the initiation of four new women's varsity 
sports on the UMass athletic scene. Wom- 
en's cross-country, track, golf and la- 
crosse were the four new additions 
and each one in its own right 
achieved great things, includ- 
ing the cross-country squad go- 
ing to the national champion- 

Financially, as had been the case in 
recent years, things were not good 
for the athletic department. In an effort to 
channel funds towards feasible financial 
endeavors as directly as possible, athletic 
department heads decided all future schol- 
arship monies for athletics would be limit- 
ed to men's and women's basketball, men's 
football, and women's gymnastics. This 
concentration will hopefully enable the 
athletic program to turn those respective 
sports into revenue producing enterprises. 
Unfortunately, the rest of the department 
and its programs will now be forced to 
attract quality talent in their individual 
areas without the benefit of financial en- 
ticement. Athletic Department adminis- 
trators, for the most part, feel this is the 
best route though. If things go as planned, 
according to Associate Athletic Director 
Bob O'Connell, who has seen many 
changes in the UMass athletic setup in his 
16 years with the department, those schol- 
arship funded sports will someday produce 
enough revenue to enable the department 
to once again fund other sports with schol- 
arship monies. 

Of course, the other major change in the 

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Amherst sports scene was the moving from 
one, rather localized league, to another 
much more widespread both competition- 
and talent-wise league, of the area's 
most popular spectator sport. The UMass 
basketball team finally left the Yankee 
Conference after years of hesitation and 
deliberation. The Eastern Independent 
Basketball League (EIBL) is where the 
Minuteman basketball future lies and pos- 
sibly the future of the whole UMass athle- 
tic department because men's basketball 
will hopefully one day be a truly "big- 
time" money-maker for UMass. 

Related to basketball and revenue-pro- 
ducing sports at UMass is the dilemma of 
whether or not to charge students to see 
basketball games played at Curry Hicks 
Cage. O'Connell says the time may have 
come when a nominal 
charge will be necessary 
just to still have games 
at the Cage. If not, 
says O'Connell 
probably al 

of the UMass home basketball games would 
have to be played at the Springfield Civic 

All things considered, though, the 1975- 
1976 Athletic Department year was one of 
progress. And it was one that shone quite 
brighlty throughout the Pioneer Valley. 

Ben C'asvvell 

SGitietimes, its more than just 

Below, center Dave Williamson grabs a breather from the 
mud, rain, and grueling punishment of the football field 
during a game against Boston University. Daniel Smith (5) 

. . . and all times, there is 
much more than just the final 
score. Emotions are as prevalent 
in any contest as the competition 
itself. The pleasure, the pain, the 
satisfaction, the disappointment, 
the agony, the ecstacy — all of 
these feelings are intricate parts 
of the game. Emotions combined 
with all of the usual physical fac- 
tors sports possesses are what 
make the games so interesting to 
so many people. 

Left, the women's varsity lacrosse team 
(all of it) breaks into a spontaneous cheer 
as they watch the Softball team score 
against Southern Connecticut. 

William Howe 

Above, Rich Jessamy, who scored two touchdowns against Holy 
Cross, appreciates the game's Most Valuable Player award pre- 
sented him. 

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Above, basketball coaches Fan Gaudette, Jack Leaman, and Ray Wilson look 
everywhere for help, but the team drops one to Villanova. 

Left, defenseman Tim Howes accepts a congratulatory handshake from a 
friend after a hard-fought win at Orr Rink. 

Below, sometimes it's another game altogether! Guard Joanie Greenaway 
shoots water at teammate Joanne Baletta during an easy win at the Cage. 

Left, Jim Town 
finds out exactly 
how hard the Cage 
floor is as a jump for 
a rebound ends with 
Town and his New 
Hampshire defend- 
er crashing down to 
the hardwood. 



coach: Dick MacPherson ^ 

The football team marehecl" 
easily through rain and j 
ocrity for eight \veeJN^ 
they met UNIJ ' """" 
vember I5.r-Tll ^ . _„ 
rain it was UNI|;-wE(v3icl the 
job. Thoiigh a loss to Boston 
College followejd, the season 
was over in Durham. Eight 
wins, two lossei 

women s 

coach: Carol Albert 

During this time of 
trial and tribulation for 
women's sports in re- 
gard to the "big time" 
ethic UMass could not 
avoid its contribution 
to the controversy. The 
UMass hoopwomen 
bounded through an 11- 
7 season almost profes- 
sionally. Scary? Not 
when you remember 
the marbles are really 
there with the new 
two-and-two scholar- 
ship set-up. 


coach: Jack Caniff 
Skating through another 
season of treatment due a sec- 
ond class sport, namely no real 
place to play, the rinkmen 
posted a 12-13 record despite 
all the pucks bouncing not ex- 
actly in their direction. Just 
missing out on a Division II 
post-season playoff berth was 
the final slapshot in the face. 

coach: Ken O'Brien 

One of the busiest per- 
sons on the UMass cam- 
pus no matter what sea- 
son is track coach Ken 
O'Brien. The first year 
varsity women runners 
of O'Brien's came up 
with a fine 4-1 spring 
slate; His men were 2-4. 

men's cross-country 
coach: Ken O'Brien 
The men ran and ran until they could run 
no more. That gave them a hefty 8-2 dual 
meet record. But that's all there was — they 
didn't have enough for the bigger post sea- 
son meets, they just didn't have enough. 

field hockey 

coach: Carol Albert 
These women ran and 
lassed and shot until they 
.iad scored enough goals to 
grab an 8-4-1 season. Unher- 
alded and unknown to many 
students, their sense of mis- 
sion and determination paid 


coach: Jean Follansbee 
The punch was very 
definitely spiked for the 
UMass volleyball team 
during this five win and 
seven loss season. Travel- 
ing about and gaining 
much valued experience 
were the front line factors 
which guided this team's 

indoor track 
coach: Ken O'Brien 
Running, jumping and putting and pass- 
ing their way to a 6-.3 record the UMass 
indoor trackmen proved again for the ump- 
teeneth time that a team coached by a man 
and coach like Ken O'Brien can not help 
but be successful. 

ore I 


coach: Mike Welch 
A 8-10 record with one win 
in its first nine tries and then 
only two losses in its last nine 
encounters proved to be an in- 
teresting season for the wres- 
tling team and its fai 

B. MacConnell, C. Goodrich 
UMass' skiers, both men and 
women once again enjoyed quite 
satisfying years on the slopes of 
New England and Canada. 

men's tennis 

coach: Bill Brown 
It was quite a racquet this spring 
for the UMass netmen who volleyed 
their way to a 5-4 record. 

rugby club 

coach: Bob Laurence 
The rugby club learned a 
lot, according to coach Laur- 
ence, during their campaign 
while compiling a 6-7 record. 

Softball i 

coach: Jean Follansbee 
The enthusiasm exuding from the 
UMass women's softball team was 
such that every athlete, sports fan, 
or intramural dabbler should take 
note. A 4-7 record was only another 
Stat to these women who found 
much more fun in playing than 
keeping score. 

men's lacrosse ! 

coach: Dick Garber ^ 

Their highest national rating ever, t 
Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins ^ 
University and a budding lacrosse t 
heritage of its own were just some of I 
the peaks in a peak-filled season for I 
the UMass men's lacrosse team. |. 
Garber's Gorillas finished fifth in the f 
nation out of all major college lacrosse |' 

women's tennis 

coach: Sally Ogilvie 
Matched up against 
better than fair com- 
petition, the stiff fall 
winds, and relative 
obscurity the UMass 
women's varsity ten- 
nis team compiled a 
three win and five 
loss record in the 
shadows of football 
wins and the puddles 
of much too frequent 
fall showers. 

women s swim 
Patricia Griffin 
One of the biggest 
surprises was the 10-2 
record of the swim- 
women. Dedication 
and determination 
earmarked this team 
of extremely strong- 
willed individuals 
and molded them into 
a finely-tuned group 
of performers. 

women s gymnastics 

coach: Virginia Evans 
Everything being rela- 
tive, a third place finish in 
the Easterns for the UMass 
women's gymnastics team 
was not your ideal happen- 
ing. Neither was a seventh 
place finish in the Nation- 
als. But these gymwomen 
were still superb. 


coach: Dick Bergquist 

The spring in Amherst 
is for reading by the 
lond, and playing fris- 
lee, not hiking down to 
Earl Lorden field to see 
the UMass nine lose. 
This season, though, one 
would not have had to 
see the baseball team 
lose. In fact its 24-13 re- 
cord was a very pleasant 
surprise. The diamond 
men played solid ball 
most of the season be- 
fore succumbing in the 
first round of post-sea- 
son play. 


coach: Al Rufe 
It seemed like the soccer team just tried to hold 
onto respectability for coach Rufe's last year 
heading the team. Though many losses were by 
one goal and others went into overtime, the 
team's three wins still pale under nine losses and 
two ties. 

men swim 

coach: Bey Melamed 
Some people are extremely serious 
about swimming and those men who are 
at UMass compiled a more impressive 
record last season than their 6-5 record 
indicates. They swam for fun and plea- 


coach: Fan Gaudette 

Some people make big money running 
around in the sunshine through plush 
fields chasing a little white ball. The 
UMass golf men and women did not 
make big money, they just made big satis- 
faction for themselves, the men with 
their registering of a fine 7-1 season, and 
the women with their first organized sea- 
son ever at UMass. An 0-2 record was not 
nearly as important as the fact that wom- 
en's golf is finally a varsity sport at 

coaches: B. Mahoney, D. Kirchmer 

Two second place finishes in 
the Dad Vail Regetta, the nation- 
al championship of collegiate 
crew, capped off solid seasons 
for both crew teams. 

women's eross-country 

coach: Ken O'Brien 

Women ran cross-coun- 
try at UMass for the first 
time in 1975. Unbeaten 
through the season, and 
number one in New Eng- 
land, they beat all comers 
except eight in the national 
championships. They were 
unquestionably the most 
successful team in 75-76. 

men's gymnastics 
coach: Bob Koenig 

Financial hassles and 
whatever other real or cre- 
ated factors reduced this 
team from one of national 
caliber just a few years ago 
to one of relative mediocri- 
ty now. A 6-5 season slate, a 
fifth place finish in the Eas- 
terns, and virtually nothing 
in the Nationals was the 
1975-76 edition of men's 

men's basketball 

coach: Jack Leaman 
In what appears to be a reg- 
ular occurance, UMass was 
knocked out in its first post- 
season tournament game 
again this year. Playoff fail- 
ures, however, couldn't tar- 
nish a 21-4 record during regu- 
lar season play, including 
eleven wins and one loss in 
the final year of Yankee Con- 
ference competition. ... 

women's lacimse^" 

Frank Garahan 

The most successful 
first year squad on 
the UMass athletic 
scene of: this season 
was the fine wc)men's 
lacrosse team which 
posted a 6-1 record. 
"A very real team ef- 
fort" is what coach 
Frank Garahan called 
the season in which 
the Gazelles debuted. 


VW'f^^ you have 

^ ' ever been to a 

UMass football or 
basketball game, you 
have probably noticed Mau- 
reen and Kathy Craig. The Craig 

sisters are twins, bound together by the 
same family, face, and one particular com- 
mon interest — cheerleading. What this all 
means to UMass is a pair of twin cheer- 
leaders who love both UMass and the 


This past year was the second one for the 
Craigs as UMass cheerleaders, and they 
will continue throughout their senior year. 
Maureen has already been chosen as a co- 
captain of that squad. Their cheerleading 
days go all the way back to junior high 
school in Beverly, Massachusetts. Accord- 
ing to Kathy, they took up cheerleading 
because of their interest in dance and gym- 

They came to UMass because it was a 
"big school with lots of courses and many 
opportunities." Besides cheerleading, both 
women have taken advantage of some of 
UMass' opportunities. They both belong to 
Iota Gamma Upsilon, and Maureen, a 
Psych major, is active in ARCON, the 
Greek sponsored tour service for visitors, 
while Kathy, a Communications Disorders 
major, worked on a committee which wrote 
up a proposal to allow Communications 
Disorders majors to go on Outreach. 

Living together and cheering together, 

the Craigs see a lot of each other. "We like 
the same things," said Maureen, "and we 
are very much alike." Kathy adds, howev- 
er, that they are two different people, and 
"once people get to know us, they treat us 

In some ways they reflect the stereotypic 
cheerleader, with their pretty faces, big 
smiles, and love of sports, although neither 
of them feels boxed in by stereotyping. 
"Up here, the school is so big everyone has 
their own interests, you can't get stereo- 
typed in that situation," Kathy said. 

There are, in fact, a few cheerleading 
images that don't hold at UMass. The one 
about cheerleaders "snuggling up" to the 
football players is one of them. "We hardly 
know the football players, although we do 
know the basketball players a little better. 
The football team is so big, and we have so 

"The only way I can tell them apart is 
that one shoots right and the other shoots 
left," is a frequent comment of UMass 
hockey coach Jack Canniff. What Canniff 

is referring to is the set of identical twins 
on his team, Billy and Bobby White. 

Billy plays left wing and Bobby is sta- 
tioned on the right. The two have been 

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little contact with them, we never get to 

know them," they said. 

"ine men we do get to know are the 
male cheerleaders. We work with them ev- 
ery day, so we've gotten to be good friends 
with them," said Kathy. 

Part of the experience of cheering is 
traveling to away games. "We've traveled 
to Maine, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and 
a lot of other places." And part of the 
experience of the away games is meeting 
other cheerleaders, and learning from 

Despite the thrill of away games, both 
cheerleaders admit there is nothing like a 
home game. "Home is better," says Mau- 
reen. "When it's packed with UMass peo- 
ple cheering for our team, it's a great feel- 
ing !" 

— Donna Fusco 

playing on the same line since pee wee 
days. They played together at Revere High 
and also in one year of prep school at Ber- 
wick Academy in Maine. 

"We decided in junior high that we both 
would go to the same college," said Billy. 
UMass turned out to be the choice for the 
twins and Canniff is grateful for it. 

On the ice the two players are both ag- 
gressive, especially when it comes to going 
in the corners and coming out with the 
puck. As freshmen, they played on a line 
centered by Chris Lamby. That unit 
turned out to be the most opportunistic one 
Canniff put on the ice. 

The past two seasons have been frustrat- 
ing for the team because they were not 
picked for the playoffs. The Whites, how- 
ever, are both hoping for that opportunity 
and hopefully a division championship be- 
fore their careers are over. 

— Glenn Poster 

"I'm the big cheese," he says with a wry 
smile. He is Manuel "Manny" Fernandez, 
UMass' Drum Major and king of the foot- 
ball field during those Saturday afternoon 
half-time shows. 

The job of Drum Major may look glam- 
orous from the stands during a perfor- 
mance, but few people realize the back- 
breaking schedule Manny and the "UMass 
Marching Band have to adhere to in order 
to put on a good show. It is what Manny 
calls "serious fun." 

"My job is basically being a liaison be- 
tween the band members and the directors. 
It's a middle-man role, if anyone has a 
complaint or problem, they come to me," 
he said. 

His job also entails "motivating, excit- 
ing, and making the band members pro- 
duce the maximum every time." 

During band camp, which starts a few 
days before the fall semester begins, he 
acts as head drill instructor, and is respon- 

sible for demonstrating the drills to the 
band members as well as organizing things 
and conducting drill rehearsals. 

"In order to be a Drum Major, and do a 
good job, you must be able to be flashy, 
and excite the crowd during the show, but 
also be able to blend in with the rest of the 
band. The band really makes the Drum 
Major, not vice-versa. The band always 
does a good job, and it's a lot of work, 
considering we have new music and a new 
show to learn every week during football 
season," he said. 

Manny tried out for the position in his 
sophomore year at UMass, after holding 
the position all through his high school 
years at North Middlesex Regional. 

"A Drum Major has to be in top phys- 
ical condition, and have a strong voice to 
shout out those commands on the field and 
be heard. There is also a great responsibil- 
ity to the band, it's directors and the audi- 
ence to see that everything goes smoothly 
during the show," he said. 

It took him two years to perfect his in- 
imitable "strut" and in seven years he has 
never fallen on his back during a half-time 
show, which is quite a feat when one con- 
siders performing on an icy or muddy field. 

Although his career as a Drum Major is 

over, Manny said, "It's a big empty feel- 
ing, the last game was really an emotional 
one for me — but I feel I gave it my best. 
I'm proud to say I was part of the 1975 
UMass Marching Band — which was 
probably the best band UMass has had so 
far. We always gave our best, no matter 
what, and I think the people appreciated 

Reflecting on past games he said, "I 
think the last game against UConn was the 
epitome of my career. It was pouring rain, 
but we came on like the sun was shining 
and put on a great show — we blew the 
socks off 'em. 

"The best feeling I got when working 
with the band before a crowd giving us a 
standing ovation and cheering, was happi- 
ness and pride that the band did a good 
job. When the audience is on their feet, I'm 
grinning mostly because the band put out 
their best, and that's what it's all about." 

— P.J. Prokop 
Bob Homer (3) 



Daniel Smith (9) 

Like most UMass students, I've initially 
acknowledged, then further ignored the 
campus fauna. Squirrels chase each other 
about, oblivious of students unless one ven- 
tures too near; dogs griningly romp, wait- 
ing for their friends to get out of class and 
accompany them home; goldfish float 
about the pond, occasionally breaking sur- 
face to check out what's happening. 

And then there are the swans. Objects 
d'art, focus of photographers, the delight 
of sunbathers, a distraction from books. 
They enhance the otherwise drab pond, 
gliding atop the murky water, effortlessly, 
always swimming seemingly nowhere. But 
unbeknownst to most, the swans do a lot 
more than exercise their neck muscles. At 
night, when the campus pond is almost 
deserted, they wander about, occasionally 
stopping to converse with a student. After 
all, spending the day with egg-heads can 
get very dull. 

Indeed. These aren't ordinary swans. 
They're Swanthmore graduates who were 
unemployed (naturally) until they were ap- 
proached with a unique job offer — to be 
ornaments for the campus pond. Warm 
weather months only, free room and board, 
paid winter's vacation. An apparently ideal 
occupation, but not much chance for ad- 
vancement. Also, occupational hazards 

(dirty feathers, being attacked by admirers 
and the like) are numerous, and what kind 
of facilities are available for swans with 
nervous breakdowns? 

I learned this all one night while strag- 
gling back to Southwest from the library, 
when I noticed a swan strutting in front of 
Whitmore. Inquiring if he was in need of 
directions, Don Swan coolly looked down 
his beak and answered, "You silly goose. 
Of course I know where the pond is. I'm 
fully sentient of my surroundings — I'm 
merely strolling to stretch my legs." 
Whereupon I looked at his legs and he 
called me a human chauvinist. 

Tired, tense, and taken aback, I turned 
to leave but he flapped his wings and 
apologized. "I regret my previous remarks. 
Please try to understand — it's been such 
an exacting day that I just had to get away. 
Those bird-brained ducks are driving me 
cuckoo, if you'll pardon the cliche. And 
those obstreperous students, throwing pop- 
corn at me — with honest enough inten- 
tions, I'm sure, but I was struck by three 
wild throws in one hour. But the crowning 
insult is when they laugh as I get hit. I 
suppose it's a nervous reaction, oh well, a 
forgivable misdeed. However, when some 
fools started chasing me for feathers for 
the down pillow they wanted, I felt justi- 

fied in snapping at them. Enough com- 
paints! What are you doing out so late?" 

I motioned forward with my books, and 
he eagerly inquired about my studies. 
Commenting on his interest in academic 
topics, it didn't take long to get him talking 
about his own college activities. He had 
been a zoology major, specializing in wa- 
terfowl. Not only did he graduate swimma 
cum laude, he was also a member of Phi 
Birda Kappa. An athletic letter-winner, he 
was captain of the water-polo team, on the 
diving team (take a wild guess as to what 
his specialty was), and was a star of the 
basketball team, breaking the school's re- 
cord for the highest percentage of foul 

When I asked Don how he liked living 
on the pond, he arched his neck, then 
thoughtfully replied, "Well, it's no Swan 

I groaned. It was late, and I was tired. 
Regretfully, I bid him farewell, promising 
to stop by the pond sometime to continue 
our conversation. 

So, if you're ever roaming about the 
campus at night, and you run into Don, 
take the time to sit down and talk to him. I 
promise you'll have a ducky time. 

— Rebecca Greenberg 

When basketball fans gather in the cage, 
not only do they expect to see a good game, 
but they have come to expect a really en- 
tertaining halftime show. And that's just 
what they get, especially with 20-year-old 
Diane Luciani as a featured twirler in the 

Diane, an Elementary Education major, 
has captured the titles of Miss Majorette 
of Massachusetts, World Champion Pa- 
rade Majorette (1972), and has won over 
500 baton twirling championships as well. 
"The UMass Marching Band deserves a 
lot of credit, they work hard and have a lot 
of spirit," she said. 

"I thought that after a lot of really hec- 
tic competitions, my college experience 
might be a let-down, but it hasn't been," 
she added. 

Diane attributes some of her success and 
the half-time show's popularity to the co- 
operation of the band and its directors. 
"We all pull together, it's not like I'm do- 
ing a solo performance, it's part of the 
show — and we have a lot of fun doing it," 
she said. 

"Of course the people at UMass help 
too," she added. "They're great!" 

— P.J. Prokop 



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UMass students graduate with style. A cheerful, relaxed atmosphere 
pervaded Alumni Stadium on Saturday, May 22, when members of the 
Class of 76 turned their tassles and became alumni before a near- 
capacity crowd of families, friends, and well-wishers. The snappy 
weather didn't deter the graduates from sipping champagne, standing 
on chairs, waving to friends, and flashing smiles for pictures. 



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They wore the traditional caps and gowns and applauded the tradi- 
tional rhetoric bestowed on graduates, but added their own personal 
touches of warmth and individuality — whether it was toting bright 
balloons, sporting pastel flowers, or taping their initials on their mortar- 
boards, they celebrated themselves and their success with laughter, 
hugs, and hopes for the future. The end of a beginning. 

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"Graduation? I think 

do it — at 


After author Herman Mel- 
ville died, a note was 
found in his desk drawer. 
It said, 'Keep true to the dreams of 
thy youth.' 

Today many of us will leave the 
graduation line only to join the un- 
employment line. We who find 
jobs may be working in fields for 
which we have had no college 
training. We must not abandon the 
dreams of our youth to the night- 
mare of a gloomy economy which 
is in, hopefully, only a transient 

We, armed with the dreams of 
our youth, can control our 
government for we the 
people are the government. 


— Senior Michael Kneeland 


everybody should 

east once. 

/7 /? The issues of jobs, unemployment, 
f ^1 J seniority . . . are crucial to any hope 
^^ of curing the social malaise in this 

society. Lack of income, lack of money, is a 
terribly enslaving reality for so many people in 
this generally affluent society. We've boast- 
ed for years that the United States is 'the best 
educated country in the world.' The literacy 
figures don't support such a claim. 
We are behind several countries 
in this regard. 

Journalist and political.commentator Carl T. 
Rov^/an, keynote speaker at UMass' 106th 
Commencement, and recipient of the honor- 
ary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. 

Commencement photos by Daniel Smith 

Graduating college, v^^e 
cross the threshold of a 
nev^ era in our lives . . . 

Once young and idealistic, other 
graduates have become old and 
pragmatic. They have conformed, 
because society required it . . . and 
we will conform too. 

In conformity . . . we must never 
relinquish individuality! In pragma- 
tism . . . we must never abandon 

In its bicentennal year, our na- 
tion is at its eleventh hour. It can 
either climb to unprecedented 
heights ... or fall to unimaginable 
depths. As the leaders 
of tomorrow, we will 
determine its fate. 

— Senior Philip Sellinger 

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Daniel Smith 

It's over 

the long stretch of time and involvement 

the work and relaxing 

the rush and rest 

the anticipation and relief 

No more to walk through the Union 

to stall for time between classes 

Relationships, some that will cease 

some that will not 

Ideas that will grow with time . . . 

To those along the way who helped us 

when we stumbled, when we erred 

To these we wish all that fortune and future can offer. 


design and layou 

edito-", :' :. .:■: tne year 





5an/e/ Smith 

Debbie Spahr 

Pat Carney 

Debbie Spahr 

Daniel Smith 

stories in the 

where noted, the 
news of the year section (pages 22-53, 58, 
61, and 64-67) were written by Debbie 
Spahr and Linda Brower. 

editor, acadivities 




artist (hands) 


Rebecca Greenberg 

Daniel Smith 

Rebecca Greenberg 

Daniel Smith 

Barbara Nelson 

Sidney Gilbey 

Terry Scanlon 

Kermit Plinton II 

Pat Carney 

Kermit Plinton II 

Frances Conner 

Patty Doyle 

Rebecca Greenberg 

Lori Kitchener 

Peter Klebanoff 

Mary-Jean Luppi 

Joan Mostacci 

Donna Noyes 

Ron Pearson 

Michael Phillips 

Debbie Spahr 

John Weston 


design and layout 
artwork: neon sign, stars 





stories written by 

poem, page 285 

photo, page 288 

design and layout 



Donna Noyes 

Daniel Smith 

Donna Noyes 

Daniel Smith 
Pat Carney 

Ben Caswell 
Daniel Smith 

Ben Caswell 
Daniel Smith 

Scott Hayes 

Pat Carney 

Daniel Smith 

P.J. Prokop 

Kermit Plinton II 

Daniel Smith 

Daniel Smith 

P.J. Prokop 

Pat Carney 

Daniel Smith 

Daniel Smith 

inside cover pop-up collage 
double-page artwork on division 

Jim Burke 

artwork, pages 54-55 
artwork, pages 86-87 

yean Novak 
Randy Quinn 
P.J. Prokop 

All writer's and photographer's credits are given with the contributed material. 

contributing photographers 

Robert Berman 
Andy Bernstein 
Andy Bonacker 
Dave Bond 
Chris Bourne 
Robert Carlin 
Ron Chait 
Michael Chan 

James Chernoff 
Edward Cohen 
Dennis Conlon 
Mark Edson 
Stuart Eyman 
Robert Gamache 
Rebecca Greenberg 
Jim Higgins 

Bob Homer 
William Howell 
Dick Leonard 
David Less 
Russ Mariz 
John McCarthy 
Ed Minson 
John Neister 

David Oiken 
Jim Paulin 
Steve Polansky 
Jay Saret 
Debbie Schafer 
Daniel Smith 
Lauren Traub 
Jim Webb 

2S6 Credits 

Black and white processing 
and printing by Avadon Cus- 
tom Graphics, Woronoco, 

Full color processing by Ko- 
dak. Full color printing by 
Hallmark Color Labs, Turn- 
ers Falls, Massachusetts. 

Senior portraits by Robert 
Herz of Delma Studios, New 
York City. 

lanK tne toilowing people 
contributions to the 76 INDEX: 

leir special 

The 1976 INDEX was printed 
by American Yearbook 
Company of Topeka, Kan- 
sas. Paper stock is 80 lb. 
Consolith Dull Text Stock. 

Body copy is 10 pt. Times 
Roman, News Gothic, Opti- 
ma, and Laurel. Printed by 
offset lithography using 150 
line screens for black and 
white and color photo- 
graphs. 10,500 copies of vol 
ume 107 were printed 




Roger Baugh, Gene Schmidt, Steve Maxwell, and everyone else 
at the American Yearbook plant in Topeka who worked to 
pull our "paper plans" into a complete yearbook. ^ 

Roger Roche at University Publications, who "came through 
in the clutch". ^ 

Our thanks to Dario Politella, faculty advisor, our "cooler 
head" prevailing at our staff meetings, finding solutions to all 
of the worst problems in the world. iH 

Many thanks to Gerson Sirot and Noel Steigelman of Delma 
Studios, who, in spite of our almost daily phone calls asking 
for this, that, or the other thing, did a great job of keeping 
our senior portrait program headed in the right direction. 

Special thanks to the fine people in the RSO office — you 
were a great help when things got screwed up, or just putting 
up with our day-to-day demands of your services — Bud 
Demers, Paul Hamel, Blanche Dzenis, Lynne Smith, Doris Troy, 
Sarah Williamson, Cindy Doran, Kathy Dalton, Katy Shea, and 
Dot O'Connor. 

We appreciate the help of Pat Carney of American Yearbool^ 
Company. Back in September, when we had 288 blank pages 
and feelings of "Where the hell do we start?" Pat helped us 
pull design concepts together to make the book look as good 
as it does. ^m 

Thanks to Jack Walker of Hallmark Color Labs, who was our 
scapegoat when the printers got one of our color prints 
slightly off-color or off-size (which, by the way, happened 
very rarely). ^_ 

Very special thanks go to Mike Donovan at Avadon Custom 
Graphics, who printed almost every black-and-white photo- 
graph that appears in this book — and hundreds of others 
that didn't make it into the INDEX. For your superb work, and 
for putting up with our requests, our sincere gratitude. 



s. New I 

Our deepest thanks and appreciation must go to f 
American Yearbook Company representative, f 
Don would go to any length to get the book 
we wanted it. Most of the weird, wild effect- 
see on these pages would not have been c 
Don's insistence on getting everything do 

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