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Photo by lonathan Blake 

This year, the /ndex sponsored a Twister tournament in response to an identity crisis. Twister was the Index's way to 
prove that UMass can come together to have a good time without violence. 

Index 1987 

Volume 118 

University of IVIassachusetts 

Amherst, MA 01003 

® 1987 Index, University of Massachusetts 

Take a Closer Look/1 

UMass offers something for everyone 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

An evening snowfall blankets the UMass campus causing students to allow a few extra 
minutes to get to class. 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

Lot 47 around Sylvan may look pretty in the fall, but spaces are 
limited, as is parking all across campus. 

Through the past 117 edi- 
tions, the Index has at- 
tempted to provide a 
glimpse inside of the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts at 
Amherst. We have chroni- 
cled the changes, activities 
and controversies that have 
come and gone, having left 
lasting impressions on both 
students and the University 

This year, the tradition 
lives on. UMass continues to 

— continued on page 5 
2/Take a Closer Look 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

Despite the city-like atmosphere, Southwest has its quiet moments. This residential area houses approximately 
5,500 students which is about half the on-campus residents. 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

North Pleasant street cuts through the heart of campus. Located along this road are the Newman Center, Morrill Science, CRC and Northeast, the oldest residential 
area on campus. 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Sylvan is the newest of the five residential areas on campus. Each of the three buildings houses 
over 300 students. 

Photo by Cynthia Batchelor 

The view from the Tower Library enables one to see the Berkshires 
in the distance. 

Take a Closer Look/3 

UMass undergoes Mass Transformations 

Photos by Judith Fiola 
Mary Beth Belosky helps clean the shelves on one of the tower's 26 floors. 

George Francy is caught pushing a mop between 
the stacks of books. 

The Bluewall is a popular place in the Campus Center to study, meet friends, 
watch TV, or have coffee and ice cream. 

The Campus Center concourse is a popular place to read, study or just 
I pass time between classes. 

In September, approximately 4,000 stu- 
dents and administrators participated in 
'Mass. Transformation, a project designed to 
restore the appearance of the Tower Li- 
brary. For four days, voltmteers worked dili- 
gently, stripping the walls of graffiti, sweep- 
ing floors and reshelving the countless vol- 
umes of books that stack the 26-story 
structure. In the end, the walls of the Tower 
were adorned with student artwork, study 
space was increased, and a new, more orga- 
nized research and reference area was con- 
structed on the bottom floor of the library. 

— continued on page 7 

The Student Union also provides study space by the Mini-Store and the Credit Union. 

The Copy Center provides many copying services. 
Students can get notes copied or even have their 
resumes typeset. 

Take a Closer Look/ 5 

Students are active In over 450 groups 


Photo by Norman Benrimo 

Andy Shelto wears the letters of Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity on campus. He was 
president of APO last year. 

Photo by ludith Fiola 

The UMass Sport Parachute Club is alive at UMass. To 
promote the club, a skydiver approaches the field of 
Twister mats. 

Photo by ludith Fiola 

Photo by Norman Benrimo 

Above: The Student Activities Office helps all RSO groups. Program Director, Mike Jones, speaks 
with John Hayes of the B.O.G. as Delphine Quarles, advisor, stands nearby. 

Left: Bruce Press, seen here at the Southwest Con- 
cert, was the Production Manager of the East Side 
Concert. All Spring Concerts, a yearly tradition, are 
organized by students. 

The Campus Center and Fine 
Arts Center also underwent ren- 
ovations, beginning early in the 
fall. For safety reasons, the floor 
of the Campus Center concourse 
was stripped of its waxy covering 
and left with a duller, stickier fin- 
ish. In addition, a new, more effi- 
cient fire system was installed in 
the hallway of each floor in the 

A wave of student activism fol- 
lowed in December with the anti- 
CIA protests attracting wide- 
spread media attention. 

Nearly 50 people, along with 
1960 's activist Abbie Hoffman 

— continued on page 8 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

Photo by Norman Benrimo 

The Minuteman Marching Band is known as the Power and Class of New England, Their achievements it takes the efforts of many students to put out the Colle- 
nclude appearances at Patriots games in Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro. " '■■-'—' 

Photo by Norman Benrimo 

gian, the student newspaper at UMass. It is New England's 
largest College daily. 

Fraternities and sororities are required to do com- 
munity service work. Here^ Pike brothers sit at a 
concourse table promoting a bike and hike race to 
benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

Take a Closer Look/7 

sports teams have strong foUowlngs 

John Crowley stops the ball near the Minutemen goal line. 

and Amy Carter, daughter of former presi- 
dent, Jimmy Carter, were arrested during the 

Their controversial trials came later in the 
spring semester with hundreds of students 
and media people packing the district court- 
house in Northampton. Both Hoffman and 
Carter were later found innocent of their 

At the same time jurors were deliberating 
in Northampton, students continued to pro- 
test at the University. A small group of 100 
people or so occupied the Whitmore Adminis- 

— continued on page 10 

8/Take a Closer Look 

The UMass men's soccer team, headed by Coach Jeff Getler, finished the 
season with a 9-10-1 record. 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

rhe Gorillas had a tough battle against Syracuse. They also battled 
'"he weather as many games were cancelled due to rain. 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

Kalakeni Banda, head coach of the women's soccer team, led UMass to an astounding 14-3-2 
season record. 

Photo by ludith Fiola 

Coach Pam Hixon and the Stickers finished the season with a respectable 16-4-1 season 4 

Photo by Tatiana Hamawi 

The men's gymnastics team hosted the EIGL's this year. Out of eight 
:eams, UMass placed third. 

Take a Closer Look/9 

Student activism remains alive 

Photo by Norman Benrimo 

Armenian students demonstrated outside the Student 
Union in order to remember tiie Aremenian Genocide. 




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Photo by ludith Fiola 

Anti-CIA protests gained widespread media attention wPien many students, along with Abbie 
Hoffman and Amy Carter were arrested for trespassing and occupying Munson. 


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Above: Not everyone at Munson was there to protest 
the CIA. These students watched the action from Whit- 

Right: Students were asked to show their support for 
peace when asked to "make a fish for peace." 

tration Building a few times in April and 
then again in May. In response to the pro- 
tests, Chancellor Joseph Duffey issued a 
public statement to the press and members 
of the University, prohibiting the CIA from 
recruiting on campus in 1987. His state- 
ment, however, was criticized by many be- 
cause the CIA had not planned to return to 
the campus in 1987 and Duffey 's banning 
would have little effect on their recruiting 

As is usually the case, spring brought 
brighter times to the University. First, sev- 
eral UMass sports teams again placed 

— continued on page 12 

10/Take a Closer Look 

Photo bv Norman Benrimo 

'he Student Union is not only the site for demonstrations, but it is also a Some students like to take advantage of nice days by studying by the pond. 
>lace where many students sit to chat with a cup of coffee. 

Photos by Norman Benrimo 

The campus pond is a popular place to relax and enjoy the company of friends. 

Take a Closer Look/ 11 

People make this campus interesting 

among the top 20 teams in the nation and, 
secondly, a new world record for the larg- 
est Twister game ever was set by 4,160 
squirming UMass students. 

The twisting began when the Old 
Chapel clock struck 1 p.m. and Maria Da- 
vis, a disc jockey at WHMP, announced 
the first position. 

"Right foot red," she called to the 

crowd and simultaneously 4,160 right 
feet moved to red dots. 

The game continued for approximately 
three more hours, or 26 three-minute 
rounds until only one person was left 
twisting. The winner was senior Alison 
Culler, second place went to Bob Kitler 

— continued on page 14 

Photo by Norman Benrinm 

These UMass students pose in front of the Campus Center. The building becomes flooded with students at the end of every class session. 

12/Take a Closer Look 

)espite the large size of UMass, friends often pass each other on their way to their next class. Two students pose for a photo on their way to class. 

These students are two of approximately 9,000 undergraduate women who attend UMass 

Photos bvTlormar^enrlmo 

Above: New bicycle racks were placed outside of many 
buildings on campus to accommodate this quick means of 

Left: Warm weather draws students out of dorm rooms, and 
sometimes classrooms, for a walk around campus. 

Take a Closer Look/ 13 

Twister craze hits UMass May 2, 1987 \ 

and third place was awarded to Paul 

According to Heidi Lieblein, organiz- 
er of the event, the tournament was 
held to cure an image problem. 

"With all of the controversy that has 
recently surfaced on campus, we (the 
Index staff) wanted to hold an event 
that would involve the entire student 
body and attract widespread attention. 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

Heidi Lieblein, Marketing Manager of the Index, announces the 
list of prizes to the players. Heidi is the originator of Twister. 

New England Auto Sales, on Rt. 9, painted a car with Twister dots 
to promote Twister. The car was delivered to the pond the day 
of the game. 

We wanted to show that despite such a 
large and diverse population, UMass 
students can come together and have a 
good time without any trouble." 

The Index, along with 99.3 WHMP, 
Coca-Cola, Delmar Publishing Co., 
Yearbook Associates, the Pub, and 
Mike's Westview Cafe, sponsored the 
event, which was held on the field by 
the campus pond. 

Photo by Jonathan Blake 

Twister brought many people closer together. Friends found themselves in many positions 

— John MacMlUan 

14/Take a Closer Look 

Photo by lonathan Blake 

ight hand red was a popular call all day. 

Photo by lonathan Blake 

Many people were caught in some twisted and strange posi- 

ts tions. 

Photo by ludith Fiola 

t took 26 rounds to get a winner. Bob Kittler, (left), took second, Alison Culler, (center), was the 
vinner and Paul Ferdinand, (right), took third place. 

Photo by ludith Fiola 

Photo by lonathan Blake 

Above: Maria Davis, a dee jay from 99.3 FM, was the emcee for 
the record breaking twister game. 

Left: The start of the game was delayed an hour in order to 
register the crowd of people. The registration lines were backed 
up to the Hasbrouck bus stop. 

Take a Closer Look/ 15 

Human pretzels found by the pond 

Prizes donated by: 

Hampshire 6 Theatres 

Mountain Farms 4 Theatres 

Pizza Hut 

Adirondack Sound 

Pink Cadillac Dance Club 


Hampshire Mall 


Fanny Farmers 

Utopia Spas 

The Sub 

Human pretzels were made with almost every call. 





Yearbook Associates 

Delmar Publishing Co. 

The Pub 

Mike's Westview Cafe 

Photos by lonathan Blake 
Fortunately for this strained player a referee was not present to end. her agony. 

16/Take a Closer Look 

Players were often found in similar positions over 1,400 Twister mats. 

Photos by Jonathan Blake 

Take a Closer Look/ 17 


Photo by Leo Klevin 

The lifestyles section is edited by Cynthia Batchelor an 
Teresa Wessman. 


Photo by Judith Fiola 

UMass Students have a diverse taste in music. Music plays 
an important role in some people's lifestyle. 

We thought it would be wise to begin with a 
profile of the people who make UMass unique — 
the students. The best way to do that, of course, is 
to look at how they live. 

On campus, there five living areas: Northeast, 
Central, Southwest, Sylvan, and Orchard Hill. In 
terms of size. Southwest is undoubtedly the largest 
area, housing over 5,000 students. 

Obviously, it is impossible for us to cover all 
25,000 students who attend the University. 
However, we feel we have been quite 
representative in getting a cross sample of people. 

In addition to residence hall life, the section 
contains coverage of the Greek area and its 24 
separate chapters, off campus living and special 
features on finals week and area nightlife. 

This year, we attempted to personalize the 
section. The layout resembles a scrapbook and 
interestingly, instead of routine text, we had writers 
compose letters to friends or family in which they 
describe their particular living arrangement. 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Most peoples' lifestyle includes some time away from studying in order to rest. 

Lifestyles/ 19 


Top Left: Lewis is a popular dorm in Nortlieast. Top Right: Tliis student takes a 
breai< from studying. Middle: The Nortiieast barbecue is a popular spring 
event. Above: Caroline Miralgia speaks to one of her many friends. Right: 
Eileen Adams displays her love for rugbv. 


Top: Eileen Milin stands by one of nine Northeast dorms. 
Above: Dave Maisey leans back in a pensive moment. 
Left: Sue Aaron and Julie Agosto share a moment together. 


Playing volleyball in the quad in a popular pastime. 

Photo by Judith Rola Photo by Clayton (ones 

Kathy Gardiner helps Curt Dandridge move out 
of Dwight. 


Photo by Clayton Jones 
Michelle Anderson and Bill Shaw are ready to graduate. 

Photo by Marianne Turley 

Northeast is known for its quiet atmosphere. 

Mike Calvin and Christina Coodwin seem happy with Northeast. 

Photo by Clayton lones 














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Upperteft: Margaret & Debbie take a coffee 
break. Upper Right: Most students pick up a 
copy of the Collegian each day. Bottom Left: 

Typewriters are heard most often the night 
before a paper is due. 





Upper Left: Time for a study snack. Upper Right: The 
snow doesn't stop these fans from watching a game of 
hoop. Lower Left: Friends gather in their rooms to talk or 
listen to music. Lower Right: Doing the laundry is a reality 

each student must face. 


Some rooms have all the comforts of 

Photo by: Christopher Crowley 

Photo by; Margaret Sikowitz 

Most residence halls don't allow 
skateboards in the hallways. 

The Butterfield kitchen provides an 
alternative to the dining commons. 

Photo by: Margaret Sikowitz 


Photo by: Christopher Crowley 



Top Left: Outside of Hampden is a good place to hang out. Top Right: Frisbee by tine 
pyramids is popular in the spring. Middle: Residents of Cance sit by Berkshire D.C. 
Above: Jack Rudinsky studys math in his room. Right: Some people enjoy the D.C. 


Top: Linda and Beth know that friends count. 
Above: Munchies was a great place to buy 
snaci< food. Right: Old roommates, Karen 
and Stephanie, watch tv in J.Q.A. 


Photo by Cynthia Batchelor 

Photo by Cynthia Batchelor 
Friends sneak up on Jim to see if he's studying. 

Photo by ludith fiola 
Top: There's more than one way to 
release energy. Above: Some students 
do homework in Hampden. 

Above: Southwest seems small from the 
sky. Below: Many play lacrosse by the 

Photo by ludith Fiola 

The "horseshoe" becomes a "beach " 
in the spring. 

Photo by Cynthia Batchelor 


Photo by Clayton lones 

Below: The first snowfall of the 
season brings many out to play. 

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Photo by Judith Rola 

Kay King taices a phone call in the j.Q.A. duster office. 

Photo by ludith Fiola 

Photo by ludith Fiola 

Above: Many students like to hangout by the pyramids. Below: The tunnel provides 
only some shelter in rainy weather. 

Photo by Judith Fiola 




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These students enjoy the sun on 
"Sylvan Beach." 

Above: The suite's lounge is a great place to 
watch TV. Right: Steve McCaa does some 
work in the lounge. 




Top Left: Some people bring their own furniture to school. Top 
Right: Sunny days bring the artists out to draw. Near Left: Board 
games are yet another way to put off doing homework. Above: 
Some Brown residents lil<e to study in the quiet of their room. 
Left: Many residents order pizza to cure those late night mun- 
chies attack. 



Photo by Judith f ;old 

Photo by Jennifer Harringtc 

Many students relax in the sun on "Sylvan Beach 


Photo by ludith Fiola 

Top: Some students don't mind the small rooms in Sylvan. 
Above: Many students like Sylvan because of its relatively quiet 
atmosphere. Right: Phones in every room is a convenience that 
many students enjoy. 

Photo by )udith Fiola 



Orchard Hill 

Top Left: Linda Manning tosses around a baseball one sunny afternoon. Top 
Right: Lisa Crowley and Hay ley Mermelstein are ready for the econ exam. 
Left: Bill Hannula takes time out to watch tv in his room. Above: These 
students take in the sights at Bowl Day. 

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Top Left: Nancy Cohen takes a 
moment to sit on a balcony in 
Webster. Top Right: Rob Nath- 
ans plays catch outside of Dick- 
inson. Above: lean Grahorn 
does homework in the Gray- 
son/Field cluster office when 
her office work is done. 

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Orchard Hill/37 

Left: M&M's were for sale at Bowl Day. Above: Steven Fer- 
nandez concentrates on putting ball #4 in the corner pocket. 

Photo by (udithFiol 

Photo by John MacMillan 

Above: The "Bowl" is pretty in the spring. Right: Elizabeth 
Lynch finds something to do while waiting for the bus by Dickin- 

Photo by Judith Fiolii 

38/Orchard Hill 


Left: The crowd was fun to watch at Bowl Day. Above: Yu-Jen 
Dennis Chen practices the piano in Field's lounge. Below: The 
lounge is a good place to study. 

Orchard Hill/39 

Weekends Were Made For . . . 

Parties! Parties! Parties! 

Friendly gatherings are often the scene at UMass 
on the weekends; "The weekend," which on the 
calendar of many UMass students begins on Thurs- 
day nights. 

One will never run out of things to do on a given 
weekend at UMass. There are so many different 
things to do for all kinds of students, both underage 
and those that are "legal." 

Most underage students spend many of their 
weekends on campus at dormitory parties with a 
small group of friends, getting to know their neigh- 
bors and floor mates. If they are lucky enough to 
have a car or are courageous enough to take the 
bus, many spend some weekends off campus at 
apartment parties. These parties, which turn out to 
be quite a bash by the end of the evening, are a 
great opportunity to meet new friends. 

Many of the UMass upperclassmen can be found 
bar hopping in uptown Amherst. Barseiotte's, 
Time-Out, Delano's, and The Pub are some of the 
students' favorite hangouts. Each place with its 
own special and friendly atmosphere, is just right 
for sharing some fun and conversation over a beer 

with a few friends. continued on page 41 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

Above: Caria Fernando, Renee Farrier and Rich Durocher have a 
beer at the Pub. Below: Off-campus parties are popular events. 


Barseiotte's is a popular bar 

Photo by )udith Fiola 

Above: The Pub is popular for its dance floor. Below: Many friends gather at local 
establishments to catch up on the latest gossip. 

Tom McGrath and Tim Collins take some 
"Time-Out" to down a few. 

Photo by Cynthia Batchelor 

Photo by ludith Fiola 

When looking for a change from the pace of 
uptown Amherst, one may wish to wander out to 
the Hampshire Mall to do some shopping or catch a 
movie. One may wish to wander a little further to 
the warm and friendly establishments in Northamp- 
ton, including Carbors, Fitzwilly's, and Pearl Street. 

The UMass nightlife offers a variety of fun and 
entertainment for all, whether you enjoy the fast 
pace of the Amherst bars and UMass parties, dining 
out with someone speical, or seeing a movie with a 
friend. UMass has it all! 

— Teresa Wessman 

Photo'by Cynthia Batchelor 
Bartenders Arthur Pratsalis and Tim Collins spread the spirits at 



Top: Theta Chi brothers watch from the roof as brothers 
play volleyball. Above: Andy Zolotor of Zeta Psi looks on 
as others play ball. Right: Ed Loughran, Dave O'Sullivan 
and Dan Haran sit on the porch of Alpha Tau Gamma 


Top Left: Lambda Chi brothers, Brian Sheehey, Eril< Smith and John Kelly, stand by 
their letters which are built into the porch. Top Right: Phi Mu Delta brothers, Ted 
Nugent and Ron Jeremy, stand by the letters of their house. Near Left: The roof is a 
great place for studying and sunbathing. Above: B.K.O. brothers study for finals on 
the roof. Left: Pike brothers, Ted Woo, Michael Hacking, Pete Vaz and Marc Shear, 
proudly display the Smythe award, which recognizes their house as one of the best 
Pike chapters in the country. 



Right: Some of the sisters of 
AXO are (l-r): Steph Sallan, Ka- 
ren Hunter, Michelle Wrynn, jo- 
anna Callahan, Catherine Gog- 
gins, Lynne Smith, Deb Muse, 
Lisa Vassar, Elisa Berger, Pilar Von 
Lasar, Kriss Stepanishen, and Mi- 
chele Roller. Below: Dan La- 
Prack reads the paper while Eric 
Andrews studies at Pike. 


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Creek Games was fun for all who participated. 

Photo by InAh Choi 

Photo by ludith Hota 

Randy Maddix and Bill Russell of Zeta Psi relax on a 
sunny afternoon near finals. 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

Above: Many Theta Chi brothers play volley- 
ball in their backyard. Right: Creek Week '87 
was a big success. 

Photo by InAh Choi 


Top Left: Jen Jizner of S.D.T. prepares to go for a run. Top 
Right: Sisters of Tri-Sig relax on the porch. Near Right: Christie 
Frost, Sue Minton and Beth Richl<in of D.Z. sit in front of the 
house after sunbathing. Above: Greel< sing was a smashing 
success. Right: Greek Games was fun for all who attended. 


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Top Left: The "Tug of War" competition at Greei< Games took team- 
work to win. Top Right: Sisters of Kappa Kappa Gamma sit on tine front 
steps for a picture. Middle: Sigma Kappa sisters enjoy the roof for 
sunbathing. Left: Sisters of S.D.T smile for the camera. 


Finals, Finals, Finals! 

Although by the end of the semester students are worn 
out and thinking about their upcoming vacation, they still 
find the energy to study for finals while maintaining a small 
degree of sanity. For many, a final exam means a final 
chance to push that borderline course grade to the next 
highest level. But, finding a quiet place to study is far from 

Early risers are usually the only people who can find study 
space in one of the five libraries on campus. Within a couple 
of hours of their opening, the libraries are full of people 
loaded down with books and junk food. What is the attrac- 
tion? In the library students are free from the distractions of 
a dorm room. There is nothing to stare at in the library, even 
the graffiti has been taken away. But what of those students 
who find the smell of decaying books sickening? 

For those skilled in the art of blocking out sounds from 
the radio, television, and even the refrigerator, studying in 
the dorms is a good idea. Usually, the residence director and 
residence assistants try to maintain 24-hour quiet hours to 


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Above: Some students like to get sun while studying. 
Below: Beth Lepor appears to be engrossed in her book a 
the Newman Center. 

Soft drinks are an eye opener while studying. 

48/Study Habits 

Above: Eric Kjerting takes in the foliage while studying. Below: Diane McCaffery 
found a shady spot to study. 

make the dorms more conducive to studying. However, no 
matter how hard people try, quiet hours are often disrupted 
by tense or delirious students who return to their room and 
let off steam via Ozzy Osbourne or AC/DC at volume ten 
on their stereos. Yelling out of dorm windows and instigat- 
ing fights with snowballs, baby powder, water and shaving 
cream are other ways students release tension. 

Sections of the dining commons are also open during 
finals week to increase study space. House Councils raise 
money and hold study breaks to provide eager students 
with coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies. Caffeine is a must 
when cramming. 

If by chance students get some sleep during finals week, 
they often dream that they have missed their final. For some 
this becomes a horrible reality. As the end draws near most 
students cannot speak intelligently, but at least the dedi- 
cated studiers got a higher grade in their class . . . maybe! 

— Kimberly Black 

Study Habits/49 | 

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Top Left: Matt Wilcox visits friends in Puff ton. 
Top Right: Living in a house off campus gives 
more room in which to have a party. Aljove: Kim 
and Chris relax in a Lantern Court apartment. 





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Off Campus/51 

Photo by ludith Fiola 

Top Right: Dave Bynes is caught off guard by the camera. Top Left: Tony Rebello 
doesn't want to smile for the camera. Middle: Friends gathering in front of apart- 
ments is a common site in warm weather. Above: Duncan Paterson, a native 
Australian, sits alone in the midst of a party, watching the America's Cup. Right: Ray 
Noreau has a good time at the party in his house. 

52/Off Campus 

Photo by Cynthia Batchelor 

Top Left: Townhouse apartments have nice lawns for sunbathing. 
Top Right: Playing cards is one way to kill some free time. Middle: 
Roommates, Karen Heffernan, Karen Carr and Kelly Moore, laugh 
over a joke. Above: Even SGA president. Bill Bennet, finds time to 
relax. Left: Having a pool to relax by is a definite advantage to off 
campus living. 

Off Campus/53 

Take a Break 

Above: Home football games bring many UMass students out of their rooms and away from their homework. Belov 
Left: Some students find the soccer games at Boyden an exciting alternative to the traditional football games. Belov ' 
Right: The PVTA is not the only way to get across campus. Bottom: Haigus Mall is a busy place on a sunny day. Not only i 
do people wait for the bus there, but they also just stretch out to catch some rays. ■ 


Photo by Clayton Jones 

Jiibove: Some people spend their leisure time just sitting out- 
loors. Right: Sunny days bring the musicians out to practice. 
-lelow: Karen Johnson enjoys talking on the phone with her 

When UMass students are not busy going to classes, 
studying or working, they spend their leisure time engaging 
in various activities on campus and throughout the Pioneer 

Between classes, students can be found hanging out in 
the Hatch, Newman Center, Student Union or Coffee Shop. 
Senior Amy Prohaska is a Coffee Shop regular. "If anyone 
wants to find me from 9 to 5, they just go to the Coffee 
Shop. It's my favorite spot." Video games are also a popular 
pastime junior Todd Dubois says, "I play them (video 
games) whenever I get my hands on a quarter." 

In the fall, exploring the Valley is the thing to do. Hiking 
the Holyoke Range and taking foliage rides are always fun to 
do. As winter rolls around, skiing and ice skating take over. 
Senior Wendy Buseiere says, "I love to ski and with Mt. Tom 
right around the corner, my friends and I go skiing all the 

Spring at UMass means one thing — fun in the sun. All 
over campus, students can be found soaking up the rays. 
Beaches pop up all over campus. For example, the South- 
west Horseshoe becomes Southwest Beach, while open 
area in Central becomes Gorman Beach. Brenna Lesley, a 
sophomore, says, "I love to lay out (in the sun), it is by far 
the best way to spend my leisure time. Frisbee, aerobic, and 
basketball players dominate the campus." 

Throughout the year, there are many ways to pass time. 
Whether it's going to town, to a movie, to the mall, or just 
to take a walk, there is an enormous range of activities in 
which students are able to engage. 

—Steve Narey 

Ptioto by hidith Rola 



Photo by ludith Fiola 

The academics section is edited by Gretchen Galat, a first 
year Index member. 


Photo by Norman Benrimo 

Many students find a place to study in which they feel 

About two years ago, the administration made a 
conscious effort to better the quality of a UMass 
education, mainly by increasing standards for 
admission and implementing the new general 
education requirements. This year, we saw some 
results of this experiment. 

The most obvious is the sharp increase in the 
number of freshmen applications received by the 
admissions board. Last year, Whitmore received 
approximately 20,000 applications. This year the 
figure jumped to over 22,000. 

In his annual letter to the students and faculty, 
Chancellor Joseph Duffey explains what is 
happening to the University and provides a quick 
glimpse into the future. 

In addition to Duffey's letter, we included a rather 
humorous, semi-personal feature on the perils of 
Add/Drop. Also included is the presentation of six 
new distinguished teachers awards and a first time 
spread on the School of Nursing. 

Many first year students feel lost in the crowd when they find themselves in a large lecture hall. 

Photo by Norman Benrimo 


Photo courtesy of the President 

Photo courtesy of the Chancellor 

David C. Knapp, President 

Joseph Duffey, Chancellor 

1 am pleased to offer my congratulations and best wishes 
to every member of the Class of 1987. Your achievements 
at the University of Massachusetts will undoubtedly en- 
hance your future, as it has enriched your experiences here. 
These achievements — whether in laboratories or on play- 
ing fields, in classrooms or in student offices — have been 
both numerous and varied, but they have contributed to- 
ward making our campus a richer, better place to be. We 
are all indebted to you for contributing this way to the 
quality of our lives and learning. 

This year the Indexls looking closely at specific aspects of 
campus life. Such an approach should yield excellent re- 
sults, since we all experience the University in particular 
rather than general ways. We rarely perceive it in panoramic 
views from a mountain top or an airplane. We experience it 
up close, and the world it presents to us is richly textured 
and wonderfully varied. The vitality, the diversity and the 
warmth of campus life can seldom be captured in bird's-eye 

The Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts 
continues to attract more and better applicants for admis- 
sion. Each one of the twenty-two thousand people who 
applied this year presented evidence that she or he would 
bring some talent, knowledge, skill or potential to the social 
and intellectual life of our University. Our University is fortu- 
nate to have individuals like these applicants, people who 
want to improve their lives by investing their energy and 
ability into the activity we call learning. 

I sincerely hope that members of the Class of 1987 have 
learned well during their time here. More importantly, I 
hope they have acquired the skills and interest to continue 
learning throughout their lives. 

Joseph Duffey 


Photo by ludith Fiola 

Photo courtesy of Dan Melley 


William Field, Dean of Students 

Daniel Melley, Director of University Relations 

Daniel Melley, Director of University Relations at UMass 
has seen the University experience many changes during 
the twenty-five years that he has been here. He has 
watched the school grow from a student population of 
about 5,000 when he graduated to its present enrollment of 
25,000. Having seen the university acquire its notorious 
"Zoo Mass" name he now feels that the school has proven 
that image to be incorrect and that UMass is an institution 
that is serious about learning. One indication of this im- 
proved image is that there was an increase in the amount of 
applications to the University; the number this year stood at 

Among the many issues Melley is involved in, his main 
focus of work lies in three categories: state relations, special 
events, and community work. The work involved with 
state relations deals with connecting faculty with state re- 
presentatives with similar interests, interacting with the leg- 
islature on such issues as budget requests and constituent 
calls. Special events that he assists in organizing are com- 
mencement (which is a six month process), the recent cele- 
bration of the Fine Arts with Bill Cosby, and Stockbridge 
graduation. The community work entails keeping relations 
with the Amherst police and fire departments. Other pro- 
jects involving community work are dealing with such prob- 
lems as sewage treatment and noise polution. 

Overall, Melley is very optimistic about the reputation of 
UMass. He feels that the University as a whole is working to 
close the gap that is existent between quality and prestige; 
he also feels that the best way to show this closure is to look 
at where our alumni are and what they are doing with their 
education. He feels that when the alumni are successful so is 
the institution from which they graduated. 

— Gretchen Calat 



fell asleep while studying, 
lose 1 turn 

broke your calculator, go 
back 1 space 

go to the Hatch for a study 

have to type a 30 page 
dissertation, go back 2 

time to type your resume! 

midterms, again? study 

successful job interview! 

go celebrate, go ahead 1 




time to pick classes 

forgot to bring pre- 
registration form to 
Whitmore on time, lose 1 


60/ Academics Game 

overslept! missed a big 
economics exam, lose 1 

jgot accepted to grad 
-school, go ahead 2 spaces 

got A's on all midterms; go 
to TOC to celebrate, go 
ahead 1 space 

signed up for ROTC, go 
ahead 1 space 

Spring break - live it up! 


Any UMass student can play. All you need is one 
die, a few playing pieces, and a bunch of friends. 
The object of the game is to see who the first 
player is to graduate with the least possible head- 
aches from all of the academic obstacles. So, 
keep a bottle of aspirin handy and GOOD LUCK! 

lost your Engineering 
program, go back 1 space 


missed senior portrait 
sitting, go back 1 space 

go to the Textbook Annex 

got elected president of 
travel club, go ahead 1 

1 your schedule is fouled up 

have to wait one hour in 
line to pick up a class, go 
back 1 space 

"W" period ends. Hope 
you like your classes 

pick up add/drop form 

Academics Game/61 

Left: William Kelley, a music composition major, 
ponders the meaning of this lecture. 

Above: Stuart Darrer, a student in the College of 
Arts and Sciences, listens attentively during a lec- 

Left: Chelle Baldwin edits an English paper for 
her Freshman writing class. 

Photos by Clayton Jones 

62/College of Arts and Sciences 

So Much To Choose From 

The College of Arts and Sciences is 
made up of three divisions with a com- 
mon curriculum. These divisions are Hu- 
manities and Fine Arts, Natural Sciences 
and Mathematics, and Social and Behav- 
ioral Sciences. Under these divisions 
there are fifty-four majors to choose 
from. Majors range from Psychology, 
Mathematics, and History to Women's 
Studies, Soviet and East European Stud- 
ies and much more. In addi- 

tion to the customary departmental ma- 
jors, interdisciplinary majors or programs 
are provided. This proves beneficial to 
students that may be undecided on a 
major upon entering the University. 

The College of Arts and Sciences ad- 
ministers the Five College Interchange. 
This program allows students to take 
courses at either Amherst College, 
Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke 
College, or Smith College. Internships, 

the Bachelor's Degree with Individual 
Concentration and Foreign Area Studies 
are also handled through the College of 
Arts and Sciences. 

This College has programs of study 
leading to four Bachelor's Degrees: 
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, 
Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of 

—Mary Murdzia 

Above: Two students of statistics listen carefully, 
to gain full understanding of the concepts pre- 

Left: An economics lecture in Bowker Audito- 
rium contains approximately seven hundred stu- 

Photos by Clayton Jones 

College of Arts and Sciences/63 

Above Left: A student records the data on his 

Above Right: T.A. Michelle Pressler assists a stu- 
dent in a chemistry lab. 

Right: Students prepare their programs in a com- 
puter lab. 

Photos by Clayton Jones 

64/College of Engineering 

New Program Assists Engineers 

The College of Engineering offers a 
ipecial program for the women involved 
1 their school. This program evolves 
round the College Industry Advisory 
or Women. The first major accomplish- 
nent of this advisory committee in- 
olved the completion of a manual that 

attempts to guide female engineers into 
today's competitive job market. The 
Owners Manual for Owners of New En- 
gineering Degrees covers such topics as 
getting the first job, the first and succes- 
sive days on the job and career versus 
family. Dean Helman, Dean of Engineer- 

ing at UMass, participated in the creation 
of the manual. She said that this manual 
would prove quite useful to the new 
women engineers because it discusses 
questions that will be important to them 
following graduation. 

— Gretchen Galat 

Left: Marc Gillette concentrates on his calcula- 
tions. Above: A future engineer puts the final 
trimmings on her experimental results. 

Photos by Clayton Jones 

College of Engineering/65 





The nightmare is always the same . . . 

A bone white envelope beariMg- trie 
much anticipated confirmation of your 
academic schedule arrives, assaulting 
your enthusiasm with five mind-numb- 
ing recurrences of the word 'oversub- 
scribed' . . . 

^''' In a flash you find yourself mired in the 
python-like grip of an interminably long 
scheduling line, the familiar strains of the 
'Mission Impossible' theme echoing in 
your mind as you realize you could cir- 
cumnagivate the globe in the time it 
takes to advance three feet . . . 

Having edged your way to the front 
of the registration line only to be desig- 
nated 503rd and 202nd (respectively) on 
waiting lists for Anthropology 101 and 
Intermediate Chinese, your numb ac- 
ceptance of doom' is shattered by dis- 
turbingly close siren blares ... a shrill vol- 
ley of shrieks eminating from your own 
throat . . . 

. . . Calm down! Calm down! After all, 
this is only a nightmare. For those lucky 
souls uninitiated in the pitfalls of schedule 
changes and missing courses, the term 
"Add/Drop" refers to the two week peri- 
od at the beginning of each semester 
wherein the student may experiment with 
his schedule/course load without any det- 
riment to his permanent record. 

Although meant to provide the stu- 
dent with ample time to evaluate and 
select appropriate courses to round out 
an incomplete schedule, the Add/Drop 
period is looked upon with dread by 
most students unaccustomed to hunting 
down professors, sorting through di- 
verse departmental policies, or simply 
surviving the now infamous (and excru- 
ciatingly long) registration lines. 

"It's frustrating!" comments Kristin 
Frazier, a junior accounting major with 

firsthand experience in the 
'perils' of ADD/DROP. "Ev- 
ery departrnent does some- 
thing differently. You don't 
know what to expect or what 
is going on . . . It's confusing." 
Adding to this confusion is 
the misconception that Whit- 
more Office has complete 
control over which students 
are admitted into certain 
courses, a situation which As- 
sociate Registrar Janet W. Bell 
clarifies. "The action of 
whether a student gets into a 
course or not is not a decision 
based upon the Registrars of- 
fice or the computer," says 
Bell. "Those decisions are 
made at the academic de- 
partment level." 

According to Bell, these are the peo- 
ple to whom the student should directly 
appeal for entrance into a course, ex- 
plaining that Whitmore is only a vessel 
through which departmental restrictions 
on course enrollment are implemented, 
not the formulators of those restrictions. 
Indeed, Bell explains that the differing 
departmental policies and procedures 
concerning who has been added or 
dropped from a course seem to perplex 
many students, and adds that standard- 
ized counseling/operating hours within 
the departments have been suggested 
to make life a little easier for students 
during the ADD/DROP period. 

To those who feel the actual schedul- 
ing process is a kind of 'Russian Roulette' 
played out solely within the impassive 
confines of the Whitmore computers. 
Bell offers a more reassuring view. "One 
thing that people don't realize is that 
there is a tremendous amount of manual 
intervention (by the Whitmore staff) that 

Filling out pre-registration forms properly make the much - 
dreaded ADD/DROP process move along more smoothly. 

goes Oh (during the pre-registration and 
ADD/DROP processes)," she says — 

Throughout the various scheduling 
periods, Whitmore staffers are constant- ! 
ly re-checking (and in some cases, re- ; 
writing) course selection forms that sim- j 
ply do not process through their data i 
scanner; taking great pains to insure that ' 
those students with a significant under- ; 
load of credits are placed in|| least sorfjjefj 
of their desired courses. ! 

Although Whitmore does not have ! 
the power to reinstate a student in any | 
of the necessary courses he may have 
been randomly excised from. Bell ex- 
plains that Whitmore can supply the in- 
dividual with the proper documentation 
and support needed to convince the ap- 
propriate department that an immediate 
enrollment in said course is vital for their 
projected graduation. This should pro- 
vide some comfort for those students 
who find themselves awaking in cold 
svyeats for fear of being unfairly bumped 

m 66/ ADD/DROP 

Photo by Judith Fiola 



from courses that would delay the punc- confused by what to 
tual completion of their major. choose for alterna- 
In the face of such an intricate sched- five courses. Encour- 
uling system, a few strategic hints on aging students to ex- 
how to deal most effectively with the periment with their 

obvious bureaucratic snafus of the ADD- 
/DROP system seem appropriate. Ac- 
cording to Janet Bell, students often 
make it harder on themselves by signing 
up for secondary courses that have been 
explicitly tagged Tor Majors Only'. By 
avoiding such risky scheduling in areas 
outside the realm of their own major 
(and carefully selecting appropriate alter- 
nates), the average student's "worry" 
quotient during the ADD/DROP period 
would be cut extensively. "Mutilated" 
(ie: torn, frazzled) ADD/DROP forms are 
yet another major problem, as they in- 
crease the likelihood of computer rejec- 

\ Just facing the interminably long regis- 

..tration lines would seem to test every 
ounce of a students resolve, yet JoEllen 
Saunders, a student 
counselor at the CA- 
SIAC advising office, 
sees a few easy alterna- 
tives to being swal- 
lowed up within the 

^tjeemingv masses of 

*Ab[>/DRdP partici- 
pants. Saunders encour- 
ages students to "Bring 
tunes, get a lot of sleep 
the night before, bring a 
pillow, be prepared to 
sit — but mostly have a 

Jist of courses handy" 
before settling in for 
their wait. '^-- 

i One problem with 
ADD/DROP that 
Saunders has noticed is 
that students are often 

schedules, Saunders 
advises students who 
have particular diffi- 
culty in picking sec- 
ondary courses to 
choose classes they 
may have always 
been interested in but have never actu- 
ally had the willingness or opportunity to 
try before. Noting that CASIAC counsel- 
ing services are available to all students 
seeking guidance for their scheduling, 
Saunders urges such desperate course- 
hunters not to be pessimistic. 

"It's amazing what you can find out 
there that might be hiding around the 
corner," she says. Indeed, following such 
a simple guideline would appear the 
most sensible way to escape the poten- 
tially nerve-wrack- 
period with one's 
health intact and 
one's senses un- 

. . . Now back 
toKhat° dream. 
After recovering 
your composure 
you find yourself 
confronting the 
registration clerk 
with your best 
Clint Eastwood im- 
personation. "Lis- 
ten Babe, you ei- 
ther ADD me or I 
DROP you," 
comes the threat- 

After a frantic day of course selecting, the author seeks temporary 
solace in a coma-like slumber. 

ening rasp, seconds before a loaded^^-^ 
ter pistol is pulled from your duffle bag 
and maniacally (and triumphantly) emp- 
tied upon your 'tormentor'! With a re- 
newed sense of justice you seize the 
ADD/DROP forms and ... and .. . aw 
h . . . next year is a new semester any- 
way! ^g^ ^^^ ^ 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Mehrdad Varzandeh begins the complex 
process of getting his necessary classes 
for a new semester. 



Photos by Ren^e Gallant 
Above: A student in S.O.M. completes her work 
on the word processors available to her in the 
School of Management. 

Left: The Undergraduate Business Club sells cof- 
fee and refreshments in the S.O.M. lobby to 
raise funds. 

Photo by Cretchen Calat 

Photo by Renie Gallant 

68/School of Management 


More Competitive Than Ever 

The School of Management has one 
of the best reputations in New England. 
It is one of the few business schools in 
New England that has been accredited 
by the A.A.C.B. (American Assembly of 
Collegiate Schools of Business) it is for 
this reason that the applications for this 
school well exceed the spaces available. 
UMass is the only state school that is 
accredited. Limited resources as well as 
increasing interests maintain the high 

level of competition. The School of 
Management must review applications 
from incoming freshmen, those on cam- 
pus wishing to apply and transfer stu- 
dents. Acceptance to the School of 
Management is truly an achievement 
considering the high level of competi- 

The School of Management prepares 
students for the world of business. The 
first two years ground work is laid for 

further specialization in the School of 
Management. In their junior year stu- 
dents fall under one of four majors: Ac- 
counting and Information Systems, Gen- 
eral Business and Finance, Management, 
and Marketing. Each course of study 
leads to the degree of Bachelor of Busi- 
ness Administration. 

—Mary Murdzia 

Above: Mr. Richard Fine discusses potential em- 
ployment opportunities with Tina Kaplan in the 
S.O.M. job placement office. 

Left: Constantinidis Theophilios arranges an ap- 
pointment with an undergraduate advisor of the 
S.O.M. with the secretary, Sandy Carter. 

Photo by Ren^e Gallant 

School of Management/69 

Right: HRTA major Jennifer Harrington, who also 
is one of the students going to Switzerland this 
summer, reads through her economics. 

Photos by Jennifer Harrington 

Above: This HRTA student is one of the 36 who 
is going to Switzerland with the Summer Abroad 

Right: Peg Shaw, Assistant Professor of Hospital- 
ity Marketing, assists an HRTA student with the 
program forms. 

Photo by Jennifer Harrington 

70/Coliege of Food and Natural Resources 

Travelling For Experience In Switzerland 

A major advantage when enrolled in 
the College of Food and Natural Re- 
sources' Department of Hotel, Restau- 
rant, and Travel Administration is having 
the opportunity to travel abroad and ex- 
perience international hospitality with 
clubs within this major. 

This summer the UMass/HRTA Sum- 
mer Abroad Program will sponsor a travel 
and study program situated in Europe 
and focuses on Swiss hospitality. This pro- 
gram involves HOTELCONSULT (Swiss 
Hotel and Catering Colleges), an institu- 
tion geared toward training students for 

careers in the international hospitality in- 
dustry, which offers the following four 
courses: HRTA 392B Seminar in Interna- 
tional Tourism, HRTA 392C Seminar in In- 
ternational Culinary Arts, HRTA 392D 
Seminar in International Hotel Marketing, 
and HRTA 396 Independent Study. 

UMass students receive 7-9 credits for 
participating in the courses; these credits 
are considered upper level. According to 
a handout from the department of 
HRTA, each course features field trips to 
and guest lectures from European hospi- 
tality operations. All classes meet for ex- 

tended sessions Monday, Tuesday and 
Wednesday for five weeks. The remain- 
ing four days of each week are free for 
field trips, group, and/or individual trav- 
el. The two campuses where the courses 
are taught are the Bouveret Campus on 
Lake Geneva and at Brig in the Rhone 

This year's excursion involved thirty- 
six undergraduates and three professors: 
Dr. Peter Manning, program director. Dr. 
Robert Bosselman, and Dr. Margaret 

— Gretchen Galat 

Above: Dr. Peter Manning, Summer Abroad Pro- 
gram Director, with his wife. 

Left: Jennifer Cohen and Karen Searf oss attend the 
last meeting of the group before they leave for 

Photos by Jennifer Harrington 

College of Food and Natural Resources/71 

I'm visiting UMass for one sennester. 
We, my family and our friends, the 
Carde family in Amherst, arranged my 
stay. So I ended up coming here in Au- 
gust. I just finished my high school in 
May '86 and I really wanted to take 
some time off to do/see something 
completely different. After high school is 
the time to go to another country. Latei 
you will have all kinds of responsibilities 
My preference was the U.S.A. because 
was really curious for the differences be- 
tween the two western worlds and the 
education system attracted me. In Hoi- 
land there are no campuses like here; all 
the schools are spread out over the 

After high school you choose your 
major and you go to that school. If you 
don't like your major you have to go to 
another school. Here you pick out the 
school and you can change your major 
every day! What I like here is that you 
can try out the courses you want. I also 
like the campus system, there is so much 
going on, it is like a town; everyone is 
living on or close to the campus. In Hol- 
land you find a place to live as close as 
you can to the school in student flats, 
then you live with students who all go to 
different schools. I can't do the best 
comparing because I haven't been to a 
university in Holland. Compared with 
my high school UMass is so much bigger, 
our high school had only about 1,000 
students which made it more personal. 

But here I can do what I always want- 
ed: fashion marketing. I enjoy my 
courses a lot and the teachers are really 

Tineke Minks came from Holland to attend UMass 

good. So during my stay here I had to 
find out what I really wanted to do back 
home. America and Europe are so differ- 
ent in many ways; the house-styles 
(most of them are made out of wood 
here), the cars and roads are so big (you 
can't ride a bike because it is really dan- 

Here you pick 
out the school 
and you can 
change your 
major every day! 

gerous and that is hard to believe for a 
girl from the bicycle-country!), the fast 
food, the landscape (the name "Neder- 
land", Dutch for Netherlands or Holland 
means "low land" and explains that Hol- 
land is low and flat), also we have a high 
population (15 million) for such a small 
country. What I found kind of annoying 
is that there are no places to go to for 
people of my age, because of the drink- 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

ing age. This includes also that you can't 
go out dancing or hang out with your 
older friends and that is not against any 
law is it? I think it doesn't make sense 
when you can go in the army and you 
can drive. In Europe the long history de- 
termined our culture. America is very 
young, there are so many different 
groups of people here; it is one big mix- 
ture of cultures. All the people I met are 
so enthusiastic when they hear that I 
come from Holland. I thought that 
Americans were much more focused on 
their country, but of course I haven't met 
people from all over the U.S. It is very 
difficult to make generalizations when 
comparing the people of Europe and the 
U.S.; we are all people living in a western 
capitalistic society and in the way of 
thinking are a lot of similarities. 

—Tineke Minks 

72/Exchange Student 

Photo by Cretchen Galat 

Carlos Garcia transferred from a Puerto Rico school 

Ever wonder what constitutes a trans- 
fer student? The official definition is any 
undergraduate college student who has 
earned or attempted 12 or more college 
credits at another institution. A simple 
translation is anyone who comes here 
from another college, university, or after 
taking college level courses. Believe it or 
not, approximately 33% of the 20,000 
undergraduate students are transfer stu- 
dents, with about 2,000 applying and 
enrolling each year. The majority of the 
transfer students enter in their sopho- 
more or junior year, with about 10% di- 
vided between freshmen and seniors. 
For the lucky student as many as 45 
credits can be carried over, provided 
they are in courses similar to a course 
here, within the major field of study, and 
from an accredited institution. 

Now that we know who the transfer 
students are, where do they come from 
and why are they here? The largest num- 
ber of them, about 85% are from in- 

state, while the remaining 15% 
are out-of-state or foreign stu- 
dents. According to 1984 statis- 
tics 33% are from a 2 year 
school, 38% from a 4 year public 
school, 25% from a 4 year pri- 
vate school, and 4% from a 2 
year private school. The vast 
majority transfer for economic 
reasons. They realize that the 
University of Massachusetts 
provides a good education for 
less money than other schools. 
As Carlos Garcia, a freshman 
COINS major from Puerto Rico, 
states, "They offered great financial aid." 
However, money is not the only decid- 
ing factor. Carlos also chose the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts because he had 
friends here, liked the ambiance, and re- 
alized that they had better facilities than 
his school in Puerto Rico. Another rea- 
son for transferring is majors. The univer- 
sity offers an extensive selection of ma- 
jors, many which other colleges do not 
offer. Some students have even men- 
tioned the size of the university as a 
drawing card because it offers so many 
activities, both academic and social. Not 
many people feel any regret over their 
decision. —Margaret George 


*33% of 20,000 UMass undergrad- 
uates are transfer students 

*^2,000 apply and enroll each year 

10% are freshmen and seniors 
85% are from Massachusetts 
15% are out of state or foreign stu- 

33% are from a 2 year public school 

38% are from a 4 year public school 

25% are from a 4 year private 


4% are from a 2 year private 


Transfer Student/73 

Above: These young students share their artistic 
abilities with Debbie Swartz. 

Right: Jenny Sullivan accompanies her students 
in the art room. 

Photos by Clayton Jones 

74/Schooi of Education 

Circle of Education 

Unlike education majors offered at 
other schools, UMass offers a wide 
range of teacher certification at five dif- 
ferent levels. These levels include: early 
childhood, special education, elemen- 
tary education, high school, and geren- 
tology. Because of life span coverage, 
the students have the opportunity to 
change their level of certification with- 

out having to change schools. 

The School of Education also has facili- 
ties located on campus in which educa- 
tion majors can fulfill their prepracticum 
and student teaching work without hav- 
ing to travel. Marks Meadow Elementary 
School and Skinner Laboratory, a divi- 
sion of Marks Meadow, are places 
where students spend their time fulfilling 

such requirements. Along with such pro- 
grams on campus the school also func- 
tions on local, regional, national, and in- 
ternational levels. The range of participa- 
tion includes East Long Meadow High 
School to regions of Africa and Latin 
America. Such diversity aids the students 
in dealing with teaching in a wide range 
of environments. — Gretchen Galat 

School of Education/75 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Above: Susan Lach and Lynn Kokansky are 
sworn into the United States Air Force as lieuten- 

Right: After receiving iier pin, Edna Greene is 
congratulated by Nancy Fiske with a flower at 
the Investitute ceremony. 

Photo by ludith Fiola 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

76/School of Health Sciences 

Nursing is more than a bedside manner 

This year the School of Nursing con- 
sisted of 36 students which brought 
about a close knit atmosphere. Also with 
such a small enrollment there leaves 
more time for the nursing faculty to 
spend with students individually. 

The first semester of the UMass nurs- 
ing program consists of taking core re- 
quirements. The second semester in- 
cludes cores plus a one credit nursing 
course which gives the students their 
first taste of nursing, informing many 
about what nursing really involves. Dur- 
ing the second year the students learn 
about empathy, ethics and communica- 

tion with their patients. They also learn 
the procedures of giving bed baths, 
shots, and administering medications. 

Debbie Fancy, a senior nursing stu- 
dent claims, "Nursing covers all fields in- 
cluding the psychological, physiological 
and emotional aspects of taking care of 
patients." Having once taken a job as a 
nurse's assistant on a cancer hospice 
floor, Ms. Fancy dealt directly with the 
terminally ill patients. She experienced 
hands on work with the emotional 
strains that these patients are under and 
how to help them accept dying. While 
she was an assistant she became close to 

the patients she worked with allowing 
the patients to trust and place their faith 
in her. 

The nursing program here at UMass is 
a four year bachelor program. Ms. Fancy 
recommends a four year program be- 
cause the nurses who graduate from a 
two or three year diploma program do 
not receive the credit they deserve. Also 
when those nurses who have graduated 
from such a program return to school to 
earn a degree they have to deal with 
much adjustment to learning new tech- 
niques in nursing. 

— Gretchen Calat 

Left: Lynn Kokansky and Susan Lach get ready to 
give their first salute to Tom Murphy 

Above: Debbie Fancy speaks at the Investitute 

Photos by Clayton lones 

School of Health Sciences/77 


Talented Professors Recognized 

The following professors and students were present- 
ed with the Distinguished Teachers Awards for their 
contributions and dedication to the University of Mas- 

professors: Portia Elliot 

Bernard Morzuch 
Fred Robinson 

teachers assistants: 

Michael Azure 
Judith Udes Herrell 
Eve Perris 
Julie Delvecio Smith 

The process by which these individuals were chosen 
begins with the nominations given to the Graduate 
Student Senate, then the nominees are evaluated in a 
variety of categories. These evaluations are conducted 
during the fall and spring semesters and the awards are 
distributed at a banquet in late May. 


78/Distinguished Teachers 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Portia Elliott 

associate professor of 

B.A. at Fisk University 
M.A. at University of 

Ed.D at Massachusetts 


— Methods of teaching 
mathematics in the 
Elementary school 

Bernard Morzuch 

associate professor of 
agricultural resource 

B.A. at Procopius 

M.A. at Southern 


— Basic Biometry 

— Regional Competition 
and Market Inter- 

Fred Robinson 

associate professor of 

B.A. at University of 

M.A. at Washington 
Ph.D. at Washington 


— Creative Writing 

— 20th Century 
American Literature 

— American Lit. 
of the 30's 

Photo by Univ. Center 

Photo by Univ. Center 



Photo by ludith Fiola 

InAh Choi, Organizations Editor, takes a 
break from lier busy sciiedule. 


Photo by Clayton (ones 

Dionne Mellen, Assistant Organizations Edi- 
tor, helps lay mats on the field the day of 

Once students are secure in their place to live 
and their class schedule is set, they might detide to 
join one or more of the 450 student organizations 
on campus. 

There is a wide range of Registered Student 
Organizations (RSOs) from which to choose. There 
are long established groups such as the Collegian, 
the Ski Club, the Outing Club and Union Program 
Council, while there are some recently formed 
groups such as the Massachusetts Pre-Law Society. 

There are politically oriented groups (the 
Democrat and Republican Clubs, Radical Student 
Union, Student Government Association), 
athletically oriented groups (Karate Club, Hang- 
gliding Club, Sport Parachute Club) and groups 
associated with academic majors (Marketing Club, 
Finance Club, Design Students Club, Club Managers 
Association). Religious groups, such as Hillel and 
Newman Student Association, also exist on campus 
and are active in community events. 

This year, a lot of the smaller, newer, or less 
known about groups made it to the pages of this 
section, as a way of taking a closer look at in what 
students participate. 

Photo by Michelle Segall 

The Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Club practices outside the 
Totman gym every day. 

Photo by Michelle Segall 

Members of the Pioneer Valley Combat Club practice their sport 


Right: Sorting and updating the files is yet 
another job for a member of AHORA. Be- 
low: Mayra Castillo, copy assistant of 
AHORA, takes a moment to pause while 
writing up a memo. 

Photos by Clayton Jones 

82/Abilities Unlinnited 

•low: Hello? May I help you? Answers a friendly voice at the office of AHORA. Bottom: Members 
■ the Animal Rights Coalition, Jennifer North, Mike Creenfeig, and David Hawkins, sit at a table at the 
ampus Center Concourse to inform students of animal abuse. 


Abilities Unlimited 
Accounting Association 

AHORA — A Latin American organization 
aimed to help the Spanish speai<ing community 
in terms of cultural, social and academic aspects. 
Ahora's principal objective is to confront and 
resolve the problems that the Latin Americans 
face on campus. It does this through innumer- 
able activities, such as, workshops and guest 

.speakers, as well as orientation programs 

I throughout the academic year. 

I —Courtesy of Ahora 

I Alive With Dance 

i Alliance Christian Fellowship 

I Alpha Lambda Delta — An honor society 
which recognizes superior academic achieve- 
ment during a student's Freshman year. Of the 
4200 entering class, only 139 met the eligibility 
requirement; a 3.7-1- cummulative GPA. Our ac- 
tivities include charity fundraising, assisting with 

I Honor's Day and Parents' Day, and various social 

—Chuck Hatsis 

Alpha Phi Omega — A coed national service 
fraternity founded in 1925. Its purpose is to de- 
velop leadership, promote friendship through- 
out the nation, and provide service to humanity. 
There are some 182,900 members on 631 cam- 
puses across the nation. We sponsor blood 
drives. Las Vegas Night (a mock gambling night to 
raise proceeds for charity), karate marathon, 
scouting projects, book exchange, student union 
rideboard and other service projects. 

— Dionne Mellen 

Alpha Pi Mu 
Alpha Zeta 

Amateur Radio Association 
American Indian Student Association 
American Institute of Industrial Engineers 
Ananda Marga 

Animal Rights Coalition — A group of individ- 
uals committed to helping animals live unexploit- 
ed lives. We believe that if people learn the 
atrocities being committed against animals in fac- 
tory farms and pet shops, on the streets, in the 
wild, and in research laboratories, then they too 
will be outraged and demand change. 

Thus, our activities are chiefly educational. So 
far this semester, we have set up information 
tables and shown videos in the Campus Center; 
we have put educational posters in the display 
cases around campus; and we have put antivivi- 
section ads on the PVTA buses. We will promote 
"The Great American Meat Out", a national ef- 
fort to get people to give up meat for one day. 

Animal Rights Coalition/83 

Photos by Clayton Jones 

We will also observe World Day for Laboratory 
Animals, and we will picket veal restaurants on 
Mother's Day. 

—Jen North 

Animal Science 

Arbor /Park Management 

Armenian Student Club 
Army Reserve Officer's Training Corps 
(ROTC) — Offered through the Department of 
Military Science. This department conducts the 
program for students desiring to earn a commis- 
sion as an officer in the Army of the United 
States. To earn a commission, the students must 
complete the equivalent of eight semesters of 
military science subjects. 

Students are encouraged to participate in ad- 
venture training offered each semester. Some of 
the training includes rappelling, weapons qualifi- 
cation, and airborne operation familiarization. 
There is no military obligation in these basic 
ROTC courses . . . just adventure, fun, and a 
great learning experience. 

Upon completion of the ROTC course pro- 
grams, and the completion of University and de- 
partmental degree requirements, students are 
commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the 
Army of the United States. They have the choice 
of going on active duty or pursuing their civilian 
career by joining the National Guard or the Army 

—Captain John Campbell 

Arnold Air Society/ROTC 
Asian American Student Association — Helps 
to promote the views and voice of Asian-Ameri- 
can students. It provides Asian- American stu- 
dents with a foundation with which they may 
relate and helps pursue the Asian culture and 
customs into our contemporary society. 

AASA's major event, Asian Talent Night, held 
annually in April, includes talent performances 
by members of the Five College area, a fashion 
show and a dance. A AS A also hosts and partici- 
pates in inter-collegiate volleyball and basketball 
tournaments with other colleges and the North- 
east area. A AS A has sponsored movies and 
dances and has been co-sponsors of events held 
by the Distinguished Visitors Program, the New 
World Theatre, and the International Students 
. Association. 

AASA has strengthened its ties with the Asian 
community of other Massachusetts colleges. We 
have sponsored numerous events with a few 
Boston-area colleges. A field trip to the Boston 
Museum of Science for the China Exhibit and 

84/Animal Science 

Right: An ROTC Cadet exits the 34-foot Air- 
borne Training Tower. Below: Cadet Campbell 
receives additional instruction on the M-16 rifle 
from Cadet Jones. Bottom: ROTC Cadets take a 
break after a rigorous land navigation training 

'hoto by E. Cunningham 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Cadets Noe and MacNevin practice 
their salesmansiiip skills during a ROTC 
Leadership Lab. 

Asian American Student Association/85 

Photo by Judith fiola 

86/Baha'i Club 

lelow: Three members of the Baha'i Club, Ramin Rahimi, Kyle Bostlan, and Ramin Sabhian, discuss of 
heir upcoming events at their Tuesday night meetings. Bottom: The members of the Bowling Club 
lose for a picture at one of their tournaments in Northampton. 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

planning of various recreational outing has in- 
creased the unity among our members. AASA's co- 
rec volleyball team, the Flying Tigers, have won the 
intramural championship for three years in a row. 
These past events and achievements have made 
AASA one of the most reputable and actively rec- 
ognized student organizations at UMass. 

—Alice Tan 

Baha'i Club — The Baha'i faith, founded 143 
years ago in Iran is a community of some three to 
four million people drawn from many nations, 
cultures and creeds, engaged in a wide range of 
activities serving the spiritual, social, and eco- 
nomic needs of the people of many lands. The 
followers of Baha'u'llah, the prophet-founder of 
the Baha'i faith, are spread throughout 145 coun- 
tries, each following the Baha'i principles in order 
to bring about a world-wide peace. 

The goal of the UMass Baha'i Club is to bring 
together as many people, both Baha'i and other- 
wise who wish to increase public awareness of 
the problems facing the world, and to demon- 
strate, by example, the ways in which they can 
be solved. 

The club's activities include weekly meetings, 
bi-weekly firesides (informal discussions on a 
topic of social interest), and frequent social 
events. The club also operates a table in the 
Campus Center concourse on Fridays in order to 
provide information about the club and Faith to 
the public. 

—Courtesy of Baha'i Club 

Beta Alpha Psi 
Bicycle Coop 
Bicycle Racing Club 
Bike Club 

Black Mass Communications Project (BMCP) 
— Exists to provide the opportunity to gain ac- 
cess, training and knowledge in the areas of ra- 
dio production, broadcasting and video produc- 
tion for the Third World students at UMass and 
in the community. BMCP works to promote and 
sponsor educational, social and cultural lectures, 
speakers and activities. BMCP also strives to fa- 
miliarize the student population with Third 
World interests through means of radio pro- 
gramming and entertainment. BMCP works in 
conjunction with WMUA to promote and estab- 
lish a reservoir of trained and qualified air person- 
alities, video programmers, news reporters, ect. 
Presently, BMCP occupies 31 hours per week on 
the air, playing a variety of rhythm and blues and 
jazz music. Reports in Color, also sponsored by 
BMCP, is a Third World informative radio broad- 
cast that airs once a week. 

—Courtesy of BMCP 

Photo by Craig Cohen 

Black Mass Communications Project/87 

Black Musicians Conference 
Board of Governors 
Boltwood Project 

Bowling Club — Represents UMass in the Tri-State 
Conference and competes in a series of weekend 
tournaments against universities from Mass., Conn., 
and New York. Our eventual goal is NCAA finals to 
be held in Omaha, Nebraska in April. 

Our tournaments consist of 6 games bowled 
in a team event (3 games) and a doubles/singles 
event (3 games), with trophies being awarded 
for first and second place in team, doubles, sin- 
gles and all-events. Through 5 tournaments, the 
6 team members have won a total of 11 trophies 
with highlights including a second place perfor- 
mance in the WPI Invitational, two third place 
finishes, individual victories by Craig Cohen in 
singles, Kyle Wrightson in all-events, and Co- 
hen/Ed Donahue in doubles, and second places 
by Fred Belinskas (all events), Donahue (singles) 
and Cohen/Donahue (doubles). 

The team also competes in the UMass Men's 
League held in Northampton, and are the de- 
fending champions. 

—Ed Donahue 

Business Club 
Butterfield Arts Group 
Campus Crusade for Christ 
Cape Verdian Alliance 
Central American Solidarity Association 
Central Area Craft Shop 
Central Area Government 
Central Area Women's Center 
Chabad Student Collective 
Chamber Choir 

Chess Club — Provides chess players of all abili- 
qies an open forum in which to test and improve 
their skills. The club meets on Thursday evenings 
from 7pm to 12 midnight and supplies all of the 
necessary equipment for its members. Member- 
ship is open to all University students who have a 
wish to learn and play the game. The club is also 
sponsoring 4 tournaments this semester; Join the 
Club II, Intro to Chess 102, Ail In A Day's Work, 
and the UMass Lightning Chess Championship. 
All of the games in the tournaments are rated 
with the United States Chess Federation, of 
which the club is an affiliate member, which 
gives all of the players a national chess rating. In 
the past we have put on several tournaments, 
including the ever popular 24 hour chess mara- 
thon — Mass Insanity. These tournaments attract 
players from all over the nation, including several 
master level players. All of these activities have 
led us to have the motto "You don't have to be 
good, you just have to want to play." 

—John Eikenberry 

Below: President and Vice-President of the Chess Club are, John Eikenberry and Sharon Kruger. 
Bottom: The UMass Cheerleaders practice their pyramid for the half-time show. 

Photo by Clayton Jones A 

T Photo by Judith Fioh 

88/Biack Musicians Conference 

Dylan Dobbyn, plans his move against Paul Madntyre during one of the Chess Club's tournament 

Chess Club/89 

Below: Members of the Collegian have gathered for a group shot for their last edition of the New England's Largest Newspaper^ Bottom 
Left: Program Advisor of the Commuter Area Government, Jose Tolson, goes over the items to be discussed at the next meeting with Bill 
Wong. Bottom Right: Photographer, Rob Skelton, sorts through pictures in the Collegian office. 

90/Chi Delphia 

lelow: Members of the Collegian, Vanessa Roth, Kim Jackson, Lisa Crezenzi, Paul Lesser, and Steve 
iubin, chat while working in the business office. Bottom: Photography Editor of the Collegian, Byrne 
juarnotta, prints up pictures. 

Chi Delphia 
Chinese Student Club 
Christian Science 

Club Managers Association of America 
(CMAA) — A professional association of both 
student and managers of private country, yacht, 
development, military and city clubs located 
throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, 
Europe and the Far East. Our association, is dedi- 
cated to the education and enlightenment of our 
members and the support of the private club 

Student Chapters hold regular on-campus 
meetings, attend local CMAA Chapter meetings, 
participate in CMAA National Workshops, attend 
Regional meetings and also the National Confer- 
ence. Students also visit the clubs of CMAA mem- 
bers on pre-planned field trips, have fundraisers in 
order to attain funds, go to the New York Hotel 
Show, participate in Manager For A Day and also 
host a Senior Chapter meeting. 

The club is open to members of the Hotel, 
Restaurant and Travel Administration department 
and Sports Management. 

—Paul A. Smith ill 

Collegian — The writing above the flag reads: 
New England's Largest College Paper — but 
what does that mean? 

It means about 19,000 papers a day, averaging 
about 18 pages, reach the UMass community. 
Collegian reporters are out there covering cam- 
pus and town news, arts, sports, women's issues 
and black affairs. It means Collegian photogra- 
phers are out shooting feature photos. It means 
bleary-eyed production crews stay up until all 
hours, putting this together. 

With a staff optimistically estimated at 200, 
most of whom are unpaid, a daily student news- 
paper is a group effort. The Board of Editors 
meets weekly and provides direction and policy 
for the paper's editorial content. The Executive 
Board also meets weekly, and plans for the pa- 
per's future. 

But for most reporters, the Collegian shows its 
true colors at about 5PM everyday, Sunday 
through Thursday: Deadline. Editors start to wor- 
ry about number of lines per inch and what if this 
reporter doesn't show up and why won't this 
stupid computer work, anyway? 

The business office staff also logs in plenty of 
hours at the paper, selling the ads that keep the 
paper independent from University or student 

And the graphics crews are the ones who 
don't leave until it's over — anytime from 11PM 
to whenever. 

When they leave the office, sipping that last 
cup of Blue Wall coffee and trying not to think 
about their 9:05 exam in just a few hours, the 


newsroom and graphics room are quiet. 

But it's not long before the next day's staff 
arrives, ready to put together the next issue of 
New England's Largest College Paper. 

—Nancy Kligener 

Communication Disorder Club 
Commuter Collective 

Commuter Area Government — A student run 
area government for all off-campus undergrads. 
CAG's responsibilities include providing services, 
advocacy, and programming for issues of inter- 
est to its diverse population. 

Our Governing Board is comprised of 15 
elected off-campus students. Their responsibility 
is to make all major policy decisions and give 
direction to the organization. Any enrolled un- 
dergrad is eligible to run for a seat. 

The Commuter Office implements decisions 
made by the Governing Board and directly ser- 
vices the commuter population. The office is 
staffed by work-study and non-work study stu- 
dents as well as a full time professional staff per- 
son. There is always room for volunteers to assist 
(and gain experience) in their area of interest. It is 
also possible to earn academic credit, through 
internships, for students desiring hands-on train- 
ing and organizing experience. 

—Courtesy of CAG 

Concepto Latino 

Coolidge House Council — Our main function 
is to provide fun and educational activities for 
our residents. This semester we planned a semi- 
formal, a non-alcoholic dance, a ski trip, as well 
as trips to Flat Street and Riverside Amusement 
Park. Some other activities included alcohol 
awareness classes, question and answer ses- 
sions, and other awareness programs, which 
benefit our residents. We also sponsored Save 
the Children Foundation. 

—Lisa Smith 

Craft Center — Provides a relaxed atmosphere 
in which any member of the University can 
work, on their own schedule. We provide tools 
and instruction at all levels free of charge, for a 
variety of crafts. We sell materials. You can bring 
your own materials. We welcome complete be- 
ginners and advanced students. 

If you have something which is broken, just 
bring it in and we will help you fix it. Drop in at 
any time with an idea of something you would 
like to try making, even if you have never tried 
anything like that before. Complete beginners 
can have alot of satisfaction and make beautiful 

—Courtesy of The Craft Shop 

92/Communication Disorder Club 

Below: Members of the Design Student Club, gathered for a meeting. Bottom: A student, Suzahne 
Riendeau, uses her free time to create something fun and unique with the supplies available to her ai 
the Craft Shop. 

Left: Jean Caruso uses her skills to make a stain 
glass at the Craft Shop. Below: Director of the 
Craft Shop, Anna Dolan, greets you with a smile 
at the front desk. 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Photo by Michael April 

At the Craft Shop, a person can express their artistic abilities in various activities. 

Craft Center/93 


Photos by Judith Fiola 

Above: Ben Brogan, one of the student secu- 
rity supervisors of the Escort Service, checks 
to make sure he has everything he needs 
before going on duty. Right: Two of the stu- 
dent security supervisors, Elizabeth Smith and 
George Duborg ill, checks on the dormitories 
to make sure that everything is running 

94/Critical Times 

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Top: Mike Ramirez deposits a check from Bert Cleary, a manager at the Federal Student Credit Union. 
Above: Chris Kuhn, a co-manager at the Federal Student Credit Union, explains the job of a teller to 
I Jennifer Merkle during her training period. 

Critical Times 

Design Student Club — Known to interior de- 
sign students as the UMass student chapter of 
the American Society of Interior Designers 
(A.S.I.D.). A.S.I. D. is the world's largest profes- 
sional association of interior designers. 

Student membership in A.S.I.D. is available to 
students enrolled in interior design programs at 
colleges, universities, and schools of design 
which have an A.S.I.D. students chapter. At 
UMass, we have over fifty members. This orga- 
nization enables the student to gain access to the 
profession of interior design. 

Activities throughout the year include guest 
lecturers, trips to New York City, various muse- 
um visits and the annual Christmas party. In the 
Spring, members of the design department took 
a three day trip to Washington, D.C. 

— Kathy Kopec 

Distinguished Visitors Program 
Diving Club 
Drum Magazine 
Dyslexic Student Organization 
Eastside Arts 
Eastside Events/Concerts 
Economic Developmental Office 
Educational Collective on World Affairs 
Environmental Science Club 
Escort Service — An impressive total of 1393 
escorts were conducted over the course of Fall 
'86. Spring '87 semester has begun with similar 
interest in the Escort Service. The service pro- 
vides a person with whom to walk across cam- 
pus in lieu of walking alone. Dimly lit paths, slow- 
ness to change burned lightbulbs and reports of 
incidents on campus are some reasons why the 
service has become more popular. 

Carol Radzik, director of the Escort Service, 
was quite pleased with the increased use of the 
service. She explained that word of mouth has 
been helpful in spreading the word about the 
service. Also, she added, a ffee ad in the person- 
als section of the Collegian and the end of day- 
light savings time have been factors in the in- 
creased usage. 

The Escort Service has come a long way since 
a few years ago when the average number of 
escorts were 3 to 4 per month. Escorts are avail- 
able Sunday through Thursday from 8PM until 
2AM, and Friday and Saturday until 3AM. 

—Judith Fiola 

Exercise Science Club 
Fashion Marketing Association 
Federal Credit Union — Dedication, persis- 
tance and responsibility characterize the volun- 
teers at UMass Student Federal Credit Union. 
This year, numerous steps were taken to prepare 

Federal Credit Union/95 

the Credit Union for future success in serving the 
students of UMass. An extremely aggressive and 
progressive Board of Directors has implemented 
many changes. At the foundation of these 
changes was the conversion of the computer 
system and the automation of the accounting 

Along with the improvement of technical 
areas, the Credit Union has also moved forward 
in areas of University and student relation. Addi- 
tionally, updating of records within the Credit 
Union received attention. A historical file to doc- 
ument the past performance of the Credit Union 
is being established. All these innovations have 
been made to better provide for the future of 
our organization. 

Services provided by the Credit Union are de- 
signed to serve the student population. Savings 
(Share) accounts. Checking (Share Draft) ac- 
counts. Auto loans, personal loans. Certificates 
of Deposit, Money orders, Travelers Checks, 
and Payroll Deduction are offered within the 
Credit Union. 

—Courtesy of Federal Credit Union 

Fencing Club 
Field Trip Service 
Finance Club 
Fire & First Aid 
Five College Transportation 
Floriculture Club 
Food Science Club 
Forensic Services 
French Club 

Friends of the Renaissance 
Fruit & Vegetable Club 
Gamma Sigma Sigma 

Golden Key Honor Society — Chartered in the 
Spring of '86 under the hard work and dedica- 
tion of President, Adam MacDonald, and Vice 
President, Chester Clark, the new chapter has 
found its niche in the world of academia here at 
our University. 

Any Senior maintaining an overall GPA of 3.5 
or better are eligible for membership. We pro- 
vide scholars with various opportunities such as 
student/faculty networks, industry contacts, 
and student leadership. 

—Courtesy of Golden Key Honor Society 

Golf Club 

Governor's Program Council 
Grenadier Society 
Hlandicapped Students Collective 
Hang Gliding Club 
Hellenic Student Association 
Hillel — Provides the UMass campus with Jew- 
ish cultural activities, educational programs, and 

96/Fencing Club 

Below: Members of the Hang Gliding Club, Brian Pinette and Guy Leteurnson have set up a table ai 
the Campus Center Concourse to recruit new members. Bottom: Hop on to a safe ride with the 




Photo by Judith Fiola T 

▲ Photo by Clayton Jone^ 

Below: Members of the Hillel are: Front: Marisa Kohrbach, David Mark, Sandor Goldstein, Eril< Traiger, Dana Crossblatt, ^\~-^^ 

Randi Dubno, Joanne Lovitz. Back: Yeliudit Heller, Saul Perlmutter, Nomi Goldberg, Alan Saperstein, Helene Goodman, Yoav \^^ ^ "*<i-\ 

Shorr, Rob Chernick, Lainie Goodman, Carol Naiman. Bottom Left: The Five College Transportation provides transportation ^^^^ _^^ 

to Ahmherst College, Hampshire College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke and UMass. Bottom Right: Each PVTA driver must ^ ^-' 

go through a 15 week training session before they can go on the road. 

Photos by Clayton Jones 


Right: The Managing Editor 
of the Index, John MacMilian, 
edits another piece of copy 
for the yearbook. Below: A 
member of the Honor Stu- 
dent Association smiles for 
the camera. 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

The officers of the Honor Student Association brings the meeting to order. 

98/History Club 

Below: Fine Arts 
the best pictures 
on a layout. 

Editor, Caria Fernando, and her assistant, John Doherty, of the Index staff , chooses 
for their section. Bottom: Cindy Batchelor, Lifestyles Co-Editor of the Index works 

political viewpoints. We provide a wide range of 
social activities for the cannpus as a whole. 

We started out the year with a picnic. We 
welcomed back old mennbers and ushered in a 
wide variety of new ones. This picnic brought 
our '86-'87 membership to about 200 members. 
Our next event was a Hillel sponsored dance 
which brought out several hundred people to 
dance the night away. In mid-October we took a 
trip to M.I.T. and participated in a religious cele- 
bration and visited Harvard Square. Along with 
these special programs, we continued with our 
traditional Schmoozing (social gatherings to talk 
and tell stories), weekly Hillel Council meetings, 
and Rap with the Rabbi sessions. Our commit- 
tees for social events, Soviet Jewry, Student Alli- 
ance for Israel, and publicity were also in full 
swing. Before we knew it, Hanukkah ap- 
proached and it was time to light the candles and 
play with dreidles. 

After six weeks of rest, all of Hillel was ready to 
kick off our 11th annual Jewish Arts Festival. It 
was filled with cultural events: Don Futterman, a 
Jewish humorist; Safam, a modern Jewish con- 
temporary band; and Hannah Senesh, a theatri- 
cal portrait of a Jewish freedom fighter. The festi- 
val was a great success which attracted many 
people. The lobby in Washington for Soviet Jew- 
ry was our next big event. Students were able to 
talk with their respective Congressman about 
this problem and figure out ways to correct it. 
Another program for Soviet Jewry was the lec- 
ture by Leonid Feldman, a former Russian refu- 
gee. He inspired all who attended to fight for 
Human Rights and Soviet Jewry. 

We just looked back through the Hillel year. 
Now let us look to the future. We await the 
arrival of our Soviet Jewry March; our special 
dedication to graduating Seniors through our Se- 
nior Award Ceremony; our Holocaust Memorial 
Week; International Day; and Israel's Indepen- 
dence Day. 

Hillel will continue its many diverse activities in 
its continuing quest for Jewish Unity. 

—Joanne Lovitz 

History Club 

Honors Student Association — Open to all 
UMass students. Our prime purpose is to pro- 
mote interaction between honors students 
through academic, cultural and social events. 
We work in close contact with the University 
Honors Program which helps our members with 
academic and social decisions throughout their 
years at UMass. 

We have an active executive board and a 
membership of nearly 100, consisting primarily 
of honors students. We sponsor registration day 
events such as the contra-dancing and we hope 

Honor Student Association/99 

to put on an international food festival later this 
semester along with other activities. 

In conjunction with the Honors Program, we 
help with the Labor Day Orientation Weekend 
for all incoming honors Freshmen each year. We 
also sponsor an Honors Awareness Day each 
semester for the Honors Program and publish 
the Honors Course and Teacher Evaluation 
guides. (HCATE). 

—Tom Malloy 

Hospitality Management Society 

Hotel Sales & Marketing Association — The 

largest club in HRTA department that includes 
130 active members. We are an active organiza- 
tion that educates its members in the Sales and 
Marketing facet of the hospitality industry — 
primarily the hotel fields. This education is pro- 
moted through informative meetings which in- 
clude: guest speakers, voluntary sales intern- 
ships, community galas and fundraising for chap- 
ter activities. Fiscal '86-'87 top activities include: 
our annual New York Hotel Show, Weekend 
Get-Away Raffles, Senior Citizen's Ball and we 
are in the process of shooting for Chapter of the 

—April Marie Rogowski 

Hunger Task Force 
index-UMass Yearbook 
Interfraternity Council 

. . . FEATURE . . . 

The University of Health-Services has been on 
campus since 1915. However, it wasn't until the 
Fall of 1961 that the multi-functional building that 
stands today was finally finished. 

Over the past 25 years, University Health Ser- 
vices has been changing and revamping its pro- 
grams and services in leaps and bounds. Univer- 
sity Health Services not only covers the Universi- 
ty of Massachusetts, but also Hampshire College 
and Amherst College. In the last 10 years, with 
the advent of the Valley Health Plan, University 
Health Services now provides comprehensive 
care for faculty, staff and their families. 

Some of the services being offered are an ac- 
tive pharmacy, a dermatologist, medical pediat- 
ric services, eye care programs, nutrition ser- 
vices, dental services and a vast array of others. 

The programs are designed to make the stu- 
dents aware of what is going on around them. 
Students are used as peer educators to help the 
programs get off the ground. In this way, the 
students feel they have a hand in running things. 
There are Peer Sexuality Programs which have 
workshops in AIDS; Sexually Transmitted Dis- 
eases (STD's), Contraceptive Education and how 
to be a better lover. 

... continued on page 103 

100/Health Services 

Switchboard operator, Joselyn Koldy, takes a break be- 
tween phone calls. 

Student Peer Health Advisors, Vanessa Rizzi and Jim Lewis, hand out buttons from a table on 
the concourse. 

Photos by Judith Fiola 

Sophie Kinder and Dr. Michael Dillon laugh when asked to pose for a 

Lisa Horan looks up from her task of filing medical Cliff Zeng checks in people for summer registration, 

Photos by Judith Fiola 

Peer Educators, Scott Hocking, Deborah Stein, Vanessa Rizzi, Rava Levine, Janet Olcott and Jim Lewis, sit at a table on the 
concourse promoting safe sex. 

Health Services/ 101 

University Health Services provides 
health care not only for UMass stu- 
dents, but also for Pioneer Valley 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

John Bowler files medical records at U.H.S. 


Photo by Lynn Thompson 

102/Health Services 


Sharon Doherty checks in patients for the summer health program. 

Another important program is Snack Sense, 
which deals with helping students learn what is 
right and wrong for their bodies. There is also an 
Alcohol and Drug Program which tries to pre- 
vent the problems before they start. The Univer- 
sity Health Services also promotes programs in 
safety, stress management and was very instru- 
mental in helping with the Great American 
Smoke Out. 

The cost for all these programs and services is 
controlled through careful management of the 
Student Health Fee by the Student Health Advi- 
sory Board. The Student Health Advisory Board 
tries to push for increased consumer involve- 
ment and is very instrumental in planning and 
implementing health care. 

University Health Services can not only help 
you with a short lived physical problem, but they 
can help you deal with the problems and con- 
flicts that you face everyday. 

—Ellen Goldberg 

International Club 

international Program 

Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship — A student 

led, interdenominational group with chapters on 

college and university campuses across the 

country and around the world. 

The mission of our group is to build collegiate 
fellowships which engage their college with the 
gospel of Jesus Christ,and make disciples who 
embody biblical values. The Inter-Varsity chapter 
at UMass is committed to helping each student 
grow in their relationship with Christ. To do this 
we provide opportunities for christian fellow- 
ship, worship, Bible study, prayer and service. 
—Courtesy of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship 

Sheryl Lyies takes a phone call at the appointment desk. 

Photos by Judith Fiola 

Pat Boland and Sheiagh Foley sit at a "Snacksense" table on the concourse promoting a 
balance of nutritious food. 

Iota Phi Theta 

islamic Society 

Juggling Club — Dedicated to teaching and 

promoting the art of juggling. The Club, revived 

last year, has over thirty active members, and 

grows every week. 

We hold weekly workshops where any mem- 
ber of the five-college community can come and 
learn how to juggle, free of charge. People inter- 
ested in learning more, pay a membership fee 
which entitles them to use all of the juggling 
Club's extensive equipment collection, free in- 
struction, and participation in the Club's perfor- 

We teach basic and advanced ball and club 
juggling, diabolo and plate spinning, balancing, 
unicyding, devil stick and hat manipulation, as 
well as numbers juggling and basic and advanced 
club passing. Workshops are held Friday after- 
noons in the campus center; in good weather 
they are held outside by the campus pond. Also, 

Health Services/103 

monthly "teach ins" are held, usually in the Stu- 
dent Union Ballroonn, the object of which are to 
teach as many people as possible the basic foun- 
dations of juggling. 

Besides teaching, the Club will also perform 
for any function or event. Performances include 
most of the above mentioned arts along with fire 
juggling and audience participation. Last year the 
Club performed for Southwest Week, several 
local arts festivals, and several local and universi- 
ty functions. 

—Adam Levine 

Karate Okinawan Martial Arts 
Karate-UMass Karate Club 
Korean Student Association 
Landscape Operations 
Legal Services Office (LSO) — A student fund- 
ed law office which provides free legal services 
to all fee-paying UMass students and student 
groups. We offer advice, representation, and/or 
referral in most legal matters affecting students. 
The LSO is staffed by four attorneys, two admin- 
istrative and secretarial support staff, law stu- 
dents, and during the school semester, several 
undergraduate legal assistants. 

—Courtesy of LSO 

Leisure Studies 

Lesbian, Bisexual and Gay Alliance (LBGA) — 

We offer a space primarily, though not exclusive- 
ly, for gay men, bisexuals and lesbians to meet 
and relax. We hold scheduled rap-groups, cof- 
fee houses, coffee hours, large dances, provide a 
counseling collective, and outreach for the large 
and active gay and lesbian population on cam- 
pus. There are no requirements for membership 
— everyone is welcome. 

— D. Todd Warren 

Lesbian Union — Recently re-opened in 406G, 
in the student union building. This organization 
for "women-identified-women" is open to all 
women who are interested and welcomes new 
energy. We provide lounge space for women, 
peer counseling, resources and referrals to the 
Lesbian community. Plans for rap groups and 
social events are in progress, including a fundrais- 
ing dance this semester. 

—Courtesy of Lesbian Union 

Management Club 
Marching Band/UMass 
Marketing Club — Our officers are Craig Oliver, 
Paul Kenny, Renee Kruger, Ellen Kaplan, Keith 
Ciampa, and advisor Professor Debevel. In the 
Fall we had the intricacies of interviewing tech- 
niques revealed to us by Professor Malone. In 
addition, Richard Fein, SOM Placement Director, 

104/Karate Okinawan Martial Arts 

Below: Members of the Legal Services Office are: Front: Patrick Moriarty, Tracy Welsh, Charles 
DIMare, Kyle Hoffman. Back: Tom Coish, Cheryl Garrity, Ellen NasutI, Roger Chae, John Everest. 
Below: Liz Smith, a black belt of the Karate Club, demonstrates good form during a practice. 

Photo by Judith Fiola ▼ 


Photo by Clayton Jones 

Above: Jeremy Brown and Adam Levine, 
members of the Juggling Club demonstrate 
the art of club passing near the Campus pond 
to attract intrigued learners. Left: The broth- 
ers of lota Phi Theta are attracted to a table 
set up with various pins with Greek lettering 
on them while on their way to the "Step 

Marketing Club/ 105 

106/Mass Aid 

Two members, Debi Cohen and Tara Rose, sit and chat with the Faciliator, Joyce Barry, at the Lesbian 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

Two members of the UMass Marching Band, John Kish and Dana Ritter, play their tubas In unison 
during the Half-time show. 

explained available careers in Marketing. These 
career counseling speakers revealed a lot of in- 
formation to the club. 

We sponsored a Marketing Survey for Argus 
Communication in which 100 people participat- 
ed by rating 50 posters for the company. The 
members also helped to raise $500 for "Bright- 
side For Families and Children". 

In Spring, the Club viewed the film, "In Search 
of Excellence". Ms. Linson of Friendly's Corpora- 
tion spoke to the Club about Marketing Re- 
search. The Division Sales Manager of New Eng- 
land for Anheuser-Busch, John Reed and John 
Verret came from Boston's Ingall's Ad Agency to 
make a very interesting presentation. 

— Renee Kruger 

Mass Aid 

MassPIRG — The states largest and most effec- 
tive student-directed consumer and environ- 
mental advocacy organization. 

This semester, there are four major issues that 
we are tackling. The first is our Safe Energy-Stop 
Seabrook Campaign in which we will be lobby- 
ing congressmen to oppose a one mile evacua- 
tion zone for the Seabrook plant and inform the 
public of the dangers of nuclear energy. Our 
second issue is a State House Watch Campaign 
in which students will be lobbying congressmen 
to clean up the environment and protect con- 
sumers. The third project is Hunger Cleanup. This 
will be a national event in which, on April 11, 
students will do clean-up work in their commu- 
nities and seek donations and sponsorships from 
local businesses. The fundraising will benefit anti- 
hunger programs. Our fourth project will be a 
Toxics in Art Supplies Investigation in which we 
will report on the hazardous chemicals in art 
supplies in elementary schools that have yet to 
be reported. 

MassPIRG is also holding its annual conference 
from Feb. 27-March 1, during which students 
from across the state learn skills that make a 
difference in politics. 

—Courtesy of MassPIRG 

Massachusetts Pre-Law Society — Founded in 
September of '86 to provide an opportunity for 
undergraduates interested in attending law 
school to meet, learn, and exchange informa- 
tion. The Society invites speakers to appear on a 
monthly basis and gives presentations on a wide 
range of topics. Speakers are usually drawn from 
law firms in the Western Mass area, but also 
include the President of the Massachusetts Bar 
Association, a lawyer from the Environmental 
Protection Agency and the Director of Admis- 
sions from the University of Connecticut Law 
School. This Spring, we will run a Moot Court 

Massachusetts Pre-Law Society/ 107 

Session that will be judged by a professor from 
the University of Connecticut Law School. 

—Eliot Prescott 

Men's Vorieybali Club 

Mortar Board — A Senior national honor soci- 
ety that chooses twenty to thirty-five Juniors 
each year with a CPA of no less than 3.2. The 
students are chosen based on past leadership 
and service to the University community. This 
year's Mortar Board, chosen from several hun- 
dred applicants, were involved in the creation of 
an honors booklet that lists in detail all of the 27 
honor societies on campus. The Mortar Board, 
which has existed on this campus for more than 
twenty years, ran numerous events including 
several debates between different student lead- 
ers, an honor social, and is helping to run Honor's 
Day. This year we began a Freshman honor stu- 
dent peer counselling program that will help first 
year honor students choose the best possible 
programs within their major with help from Se- 
nior honor students within their own major. As 
we have been of service in the past, we hope to 
be of greater service to the UMass community in 
the years to come. 

—John Crawley 

Music Theater Guild 
National Exchange Club 
National Society of Black Engineers 

Newman Student Association (NSA) — An or- 
ganization of undergraduate students who serve 
the UMass and Amherst communities. NSA has 
its office in the Newman Center, which is the 
largest Catholic Center of its kind on the East 

Yearly we sponsor such activities as the Mt. 
Norwottuck hike, the Fall Cleanup for Senior Citi- 
zens, the Thanksgiving Day Food Drive for the 
needy in the Amherst area, Christmas carolling 
and the largest Valentine's Day Flower Sale. In 
the Spring, we sponsor the Run for Ritter Road 
Race. This is a 10 Kilometer road race which 
raises approximately $10,000 for the Covenant 
House, a shelter for the homeless and abused 
children. We welcome all to participate in any of 
our activities. 

—Courtesy of NSA 

Below: A low return of the ball has the opponents jumping up for a block during one of the Volleyball 
Team's games. Bottom: A member of the Men's Volleyball Club practices his serve. 

New Testament Fellowship 
New World Theater — Founded in 1979 in or- 
der to present the theatrical works of Third 
World people as a major contribution to con- 
temporary theater arts. We do not wish to ob- 
scure the individual achievements of Black, His- 

108/Men's Volleyball Club 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

New World Theater/109 

Above: Members of the Newman Student 
Association gather for a meeting at the New- 
man Center. Right: Treasurer of the Newman 
Student Association, Mary Beth McCarthy, 
relaxes and poses for a picture before the 
meeting begins. 

110/Northeast Area Government 

Top: One of the rooms at the Campus Center 
provides a meeting place for the Office of Third 
World Affairs members. Above: Always willing 
to assist students in finding a place to live off- 
campus is Barbara McGlynn, a secretary at the 
Off-Campus Housing Office. Left: Father Tuohy 
advises and helps all activities of the Newman 
Student Association. 

panic, Asian and Native Americans, nor consider 
tiiem as one entity. Although the histories and 
cultures are very different, there exist many 
shared themes and experiences. 

We highlight the theatrical works of Third 
World people, providing a forum for the expres- 
sion of our struggles, aspirations and dreams. It is 
our goal to broaden the experience of the Uni- 
versity and Five College community by present- 
ing a season of plays which reflects the beauty 
and diversity of people of color. 

—Courtesy of New World Theater 

Northeast Area Government 
Northeast Area Women's Center 
Nummo News 
Off-Campus Housing Office 
Office of Third World Affairs - Established in 
1976 in response to the requests of Third World 
students for an institutional advocacy organiza- 
tion that would be of assistance to them within 
both the Student Activities Trust Fund and the 
larger university system. 

OTWA organizes, advocates, and provides re- 
sources that enhance and protect the Third 
World students' interests. The expanded pro- 
grams offered by the OTWA have been very 
instrumental in enhancing the awareness of stu- 
dents to the issues of multiculturalism, social is- 
sues, life skills development, and about human- 
ity. We promote the importance of learning 
styles, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and oth- 
er unique characteristics of the differences of 
individuals. The message that reveberates from 
each activity that OTWA sponsors is that stu- 
dents can create a better environment — an 
environment in which people recognize, accept, 
and seek to develop the uniqueness of each 

Since OTWA was established, it has primarily 
developed programs and conducted projects 
that advocated fairness and humanity for all, es- 
pecially Third World students. OTWA is respon- 
sible for ensuring the viability and efficiency of 
Third World students organizations and the de- 
velopment of plans and programs that aid in 
fulfilling the second curricular (education beyond 
the classroom) needs of a transient campus pop- 
ulation. OTWA teaches skills in coping and helps 
Third World students develop excellent life skills 
that compliment their academic pursuit and ca- 
reer objectives in life. 

—Courtesy of OTWA 

Omega Psi Phi 

Orchard Hill Area Government 

Organization of Marxist Studies 

Outing Club — On any given weekend during 

the course of the semester you might find mem- 

Outing Club/ 111 

bers of the Outing Club hiking in the Holyolce 
Range, canoeing on the West River, crawling 
through subterranean passages in a New Yori< 
cave, or rock climbing on Chapel Ledge. UMOC 
does these activities and more including more 
seasonal ones such as cross-country skiing, win- 
ter camping, and ice climbing. We have gone to 
places throughout New England, the entire U.S., 
and even some other countries. We've done 
I caving in West Virginia, canoeing on the Rio 
I Grande and in the Everglades, climbing of Mexi- 
I can volcanoes, and backpacking in California to 
. name a few. Trips are led at all levels from begin- 
l ner to advanced so there is always a chance to 
I try something new and meet some good people 
I who are "into" outdoors. 
f The club has its own equipment locker to sup- 
[ ply club trips and accommodate private equip- 
\ ment rentals by members. We have a cabin in 
I the White Mountains of New Hampshire and an 
1 office in the Student Union. UMOC also pro- 
motes the safe and environmentally sound use 
of the outdoors. The club maintains several local 
i hiking trails. 

; This semester the club will have many trips 
; going out including several cross-country skiing 
; trips to the cabin and some week-long trips dur- 
r ing Spring Break. The Snowball, one of the club's 
'■ annual contradances, will take place in April. 

—Brian Kettler 

P.V. Combat Club 

Panhellenic Council 


People's Market 

Phi Beta Sigma 

Photo Coop 

Pi Sigma Alpha 

Spectrum — Is celebrating its 20th anniversary 

this year!! Spectrum is the full-color, fine art and 

literary magazine at UMass which is published 

annually. We publish materials contributed solely 

by the students of the five college community. 

All work is solicited from undergraduate and 

graduate student body. 

Submissions can be brought to the Spectrum 
office located at room 103B in the Campus Cen- 

—Courtesy of Spectrum 

Sport Parachute Club — "Dock. Formation. 
Boogie. Ibbee Gabba Dee". These words are all 
part of the vocabulary at the Sport Parachute 
Club. Cheap, safe skydives and "too much fun" 
have been our goal since we began in 1959. 

Every Fall and Spring we make jumps onto 
campus to advertise the start of another jumping 
season to encourage membership. Students are 

Below: President of the Panhellenic Council, Noelle Byrnes, and Chris Allen sell balloons on Valen- 
tine's Day to raise money for the upcoming Greek week. Bottom: "Hanging-out" at their office are 
some of the officers of the Outing Club; Phil Davis (Cross-Country Ski Chairperson), George Yocher 
(Rock Climbing Co-Chairperson), and Brian Kettler (President). 

Photos by Clayton Jones 

112/P.V. Combat Club 



Left: Caitlin McKenna works at the People's 
Market as her co-op. Below: Sitting at the 
Campus Center Concourse, Daniela D'Ap- 
polito tries to attract new members to join 
the Peacemakers. 

Photos by Clayton Jones 

Sport Parachute Club/113 

Members of the Ski Club, Barbara Forziati, Kim Hopl<ins, Chris Veritas and Rick Rioles work at a 
table they have set up in front of the Hatch to recruit new members. 

Below: The Spectrum members discuss their 
budget plans for the year. Bottom Left: Paul 
WIngle, speaker of the Student Government As- 
sociation, signs another document as Michelle 
Farmer looks on. Bottom Right: The advisors of 
Spectrum decides which art work should go on 
each page. 

114/Poet'S Corner 

Beginning of each semester, tiie Sport Parachute Club parachutes down near the campus pond to 
advertise and to encourage new membership. 

Photo by Cynthia Batchelor 

trained with state of the art equipment and fed- 
erally certified instructors and jumpmasters. We 
have two methods of training, the traditional 
'static line' and our newly introduced program, 
'accelerated free fall'. 

We had three very successful summertime 
boogies (large lanes, lots of people) and had over 
twenty club members make the annual pilgrim- 
age to the Christmas boogie in Zephyrhills, Flor- 

This semester, we are planning bigger and bet- 
ter boogies, canopy filled skies, and lots more 
good times. Skydiving is for people who like to 
take life to the limit ... so "EFS! Yahoo!" 

— Vikki Stepanovitch 

Poet's Corner 
Portugese Club 
Pre-Vet Club 

Professional Agriculture Convention 
Radical Student Union 
Republican Club 
Rugby Club 
Sailboard Club 

Save the MAZE 

SCERA - Formed in 1978 when the Student 
Organizing Project merged with the Student 
Center for Educational Research. With the merg- 
er of these two organizations, SCERA was able to 
perform the dual purpose of researching for the 
SGA as well as being able to actively pursue 
topics that were equally relevant to the student 

—Courtesy of SCERA 

Science Fiction Club 
Student Government Association 
Silent Majority 
Ski Club 

Snackbar-Greenough, Kennedy, Field, Sylvan 
Solos and Duos 
Southwest Assembly 
Spanish Club 

Sports Management Association 
Sporting Goods Coop 
State Student Association of Mass 
Stockbridge Senate Operations 

Stoso Social Account 
Strategy Games 

Student Notes and Printing Service (SNPS) — 
Student run, non-profit organization. Our busi- 
ness provides two types of services to the 
UMass community. On one hand, we provide a 
full service print and xerox shop, at low rates. 
The notes division provides lecture notes for stu- 

Student Notes and Printing Service/ 11 5 

I dents. The notes are an academic aid; they are 

I not a replacement for the class. Students that 

I benefit the most are those that are slow note 

I takers or are handicapped. 

I —Scott Godin 

! Student Nurses 
Student Nutrition Club 
Student Union Art Gallery 

: Students Advocating Financial Aids (SAFA) — 
Group of students interested in promoting finan- 
cial aid to qualified, needy students in higher 
education. Our activities center around advocat- 
ing, educating, and organizing. SAFA is open to 
all UMass students. 

Our advocating activities involve organized 
student lobbying trips to Washington, D.C. and 

' to the Massachusetts State House. Prior to this 
trip, student participants go through an intensive 
training period through which they become fa- 
miliar with current legislative issues on financial 
aid. Our goal in the advocating process is to alert 
legislators of the possible consequences a cut in 
aid could produce on students and the entire 

SAFA's educational activities extend beyond 
the lobbying efforts. Members also organize fi- 
nancial aid workshops and information booths 
to provide other students with information 
about accessing the different financial aid pro- 
grams, and to assist them in the application pro- 
cess. The UMass Financial Aid Office provides us 
with technical support for this purpose. 

Our organizing efforts include such activities 
as informing students when important issues 
arise in the legislative agenda, as well as provid- 
ing resource information about their legislative 
representatives so students and their parents can 
contact them about their concern. 

—Doris Camopos-lnfantino 

Students for Jesse Jackson 
Student Valley Production 
Sunset Cluster 
Sylvan Area Government 
Sylvan Cultural Society 
Tai Chi Chuan Club 
Tau Beta Pi 

Thai Asian International Students 
Tickets Unlimited 
Travel & Tourism 
Turf Management Club 
Twenty-Five Plus Club 
Union Program Council (UPC) — The nation's 
largest entirely student-run concert promotion 
and production company. We are a non-profit 
organization designed to enrich campus life by 
engaging popular musicians to appear in con- 
cert. A fixture on the UMass campus for ten 

The Students Advocating Financial Aids had a table 
set up at the Student Union to help students fill out 
Financial Aid forms and to answer any questions they 
might have had. Anita Carson and Andrew Brockle- 
hurst helps a student fill out his form. 

Photo by Clayton Jones 


nmnciM aid fORn^ are due 

MARCH r'/ 

116/Student Nurses 

Peter Tsoi, a worker at Student Notes and Print- 
ing Service, finds the necessary notes for a stu- 
dent note buyer, Chris Hann. 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Above Middle: Two mennbers of the Students 
Advocating Financial Aids hands out Financial Aid 
forms in front of the Hatch. Above: Director of 
the Student Union Art Gallery, Jane Kreisman, 
lays plans for future artistic exhibitions. Left: One 
of the workers at the Student Notes and Printing 
Service, Cheryl Jaques, takes copy orders of stu- 
dent resumes. 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Union Program Council/117 

The Members of the University Sport Enter- 
tainment and Promotion are: Herb Wood- 
ward, Arthur Stephenson III, Steve Cohen, 
Pete Eisen, Jeff Miller, and Ken Kendall. 

Above: Members of the Union Program 
Council: Front: Maureen Shiike, Bob Lopes, 
Christin Nichols, Silva Bolian. Back: Jo Ellen 
Saunders, Robin Scanel, Catherine Turner, 
Christine O'Neil, Traci Schauts, Daman Riley, 
Rich McCafferty, Eric Nakajima, Steven Al- 
fred. Right: Business manager of the Union 
Program Council, Catherine Turner, goes 
over the books for an upcoming concert. 

118/Union Video Center 

Below: Members of the Union Program Council. Paul Pexon, Christine O'Neil, and Greg Riley, stop by 
the office to see what work needed to be done. Bottom: News Director, Jessica Faller, and DJ, Dave 
Sears, work their dally shifts on the air on WMUA. 

years now, UPC has brought a vast array of talent 
to Amherst. 

From the Fine Arts Center to the Blue Wall, a 
wide variety of venues insures a wide variety of 
acts. Last year, UPC and the Duke Ellington Com- 
mittee promoted twelve shows. 

Being entirely student-run, UPC looks to the 
student population constantly for support, ideas, 
and guidance. Any student is welcome to stop 
by the UPC offices at any time. From artists to 
engineers, journalists to business majors, and ev- 
ery field of study between, UPC offers an experi- 
ence that can only prove helpful upon gradu- 
ation. Many of our former staff members have 
gone on to careers in the music industry. UPC is 
very proud of its impressive history and in future 
years hopes to live up to its good reputation in 
the concert production community. 

—Courtesy of UPC 

Union Video Center 

United Christian Foundation 

University Democrats 

University Sport Entertainment and Promotion 

— Dedicated to bringing and promoting sport- 
ing events to the university and its community. 
We have in the '86-87 school year, planned and 
organized bus trips to sporting events, helped in 
the organization and production of the 1987 
Eastern intercollegiate Gymnastics League 
Championships, and brought many prominent 
businessmen from the sporting industry to speak 
to the students at this campus. 

-Ken Kendall 

Valley Women's Voice 
Veteran Service Organization 
Vietnamese Student Association 
Water Polo Club 

Wildlife Society 

WMUA(91.9 FM) - A federally-licensed 
broadcast facility, which operates to educate 
students in the proper operation of radio sta- 
tions, while broadcasting programs that inform, 
educate and entertain. 

WMUA is operated mainly by volunteer stu- 
dents of UMass. Our signal reaches nearly one- 
half million people. The funds to support LJMUA 
come mainly from the Student Activities Trust 
Fund, with smaller contributions from listeners 
and local businesses. The programming on 
WMUA is extremely diverse, with alternative 
rock, reggae, soul, funk, blues, jazz, country and 
blue grass. WMUA keeps a full schedule of 
news, sports, weather and public affairs broad- 
casts, as well as ethnic programs. In Dec. '86, we 
conducted a very successful fundraiser telethon, 
thanks to the efforts of David Sears, an '87 gradu- 

WMUA(91.9 FM)/119 

ate, WMUA raised nearly $12,000 to be used to 
meet operation costs. 

in March '87, the WMUA Management Board 
attended the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System 
National Convention in New York City. Many of 
the board members will be participating in panel 
discussions and seminars on college radio, as 
WMUA is recognized as a top-ranked college 
radio station. 

WMUA provides its services to any individual 
or non-profit organization. We offer production 
services and training, public service announce- 
ments, management training, and many other 
services, broadcast training, etc. Many individ- 
uals have left WMUA with skills that secured 
rewarding jobs for them. 

—Patrick Mahoney 

WOCH(131 FM) 

Women's Engineering Society 

Women's Leadership Project 

Women's Rugby Club 

Women's Studies Union 

WSYL(105.1 FM) — A student run alternative 

radio station which broadcasts to the university 

community 18 hours daily. Each disc jockey's 3 

hour airshift consists of music of his or her 


WSYL makes an effort to provide program- 
ming that is not available on commercial stations 
in the area. WSYL, in addition to broadcasting 
alternative music, frequently sponsors live music 
events on campuses as well. 

Any UMass student may become a station 
member by attending organizational meeting at 
the beginning of each semester. Anyone desiring 
an airshift must then go through a brief training 
period and attend subsequent regularly sched- 
uled meetings. 

—Michael Ryak 


Zeta Mu 

Zoo Disc Frisbee Team 

Zulu Women's Frisbee 

Below: The Zoo Disc team takes a timeout to discuss a better strategy during their tournament. 
Bottom: A team scrimmage helps the players to improve their defensive and offensive points. Here, 
Junior Eric Richmonds plays defense on Jon Ferris. 

120/WOCH(131 FM) 

Photo by Nick Sokoloff 

Photo by Nick Sokoloff 

Above: Trapped by a defensiveman, Arron 
Crutchfield looks for an open teammate 
downfield. Left: Skying for the disk against a 
Washington opponent is Mike Equi. 

Zulu Women's Frisbee/121 


Photo by ludith Fiola Photo by Clayton lones 

Co-Sports editor, John MacMillian, is busy Kevin Casey, Co-Sports editor, is an enthusi- 

writing sports copy. astic fan of all sports. 


Photo by Clayton Jones 

The vault is one of six events in wiiich tiie men's gymnas- 
tics team competes. 

It was a good year overall for UMass sports. 
Some of this year's highlights include a new head 
coach for the football team. After eleven years as 
the assistant, Jim Reid took over the job of head 
coach and led the team to its best season since 

In field hockey, Coach Pam Hixon led the Stickers 
to its 16-4-1 season and to a place in the NCAA's 
Final Four. 

The women's soccer team continued its 
excellence by making it into the NCAA's Final Four, 
the fourth year in a row. 

In swimming action, the men's swim team had an 
excellent season and went undefeated. 

The spring season teams suffered from unusually 
heavy rains. Nevertheless, the softball team took 
the Atlantic 10 title, while the Gorillas had their 
usual successful season. 

Included in this year's section, are features which 
take a look at some behind the scenes action. One 
feature looks at the student managers while the 
other names a few unsung heroes. 

Photo by Michelle Segall 

Senior Lisa Griswold, was named "All-American" in two sports this year; field hockey and women's lacrosse. 


Minutemen Capture Best Record 

It was a quite an eventful year for 
the Minuteman. They had a new 
head coach, their best record since 
1978, another roo!<ie-of:the-year 
quarterback and a share of the Yan- 
kee Conference Crown. Unfortu- 
nately, this was not good enough to 
place UMass in the Division l-AA play- 

A former assistant coach for eleven 
years, jim Reid was named head 
coach in January. His enthusiastic ap- 
proach to the game helped UMass 
start out the season with a 16-14 vic- 
tory over James Madison. Stars of the 
game were Al Neri, who had his first 
100-yard game as a Minuteman, quar- 
terback Tim Bryant, who made his 
first varsity appearance and kicker Sil- 
vio Bonvini, who booted a .30-yard 
field goal with 4 seconds left in the 
game to give the Minutemen the win. 

The good times kept rolling as 
UMass won their home game and 
conference opener against Rich- 
mond, 24-21. Against Northeastern 
the following week, the Minuteman 
fell behind by 21 points in the first 
half, only to come back and defeat 
the Huskies, 31-28. !n each game, the 
margin of victory was the accurate 
kicking of Silvio Bonvini, who broke 
up both games with his clutch play, in 
Rhode Island, UMass proved they 
could come back again from a huge 
deficit as they beat the Rams 31-17 
after trailing by 17 at the end of the 
first quarter. 

Unfortunately, Delaware proved 
too much for the Minutemen to han- 
dle as they were soundly beaten 41- 
13 before a disappointed homecom- 
ing crowd at McGuirk Stadium. Not to 
be dismayed, UMass followed up 
with road victories over Maine and 
Boston University the next two 

After a lopsided 41-7 loss to Divi- 
sion l-AA powerhouse Holy Cross at 
Fitton Field, UMass continued to 
show their toughness by gutting out a 
17-7 decision in the mud at Harvard 

Since 1978 

and an important 38-31 victory over 
New Hampshire at McGuirk Stadium 
setting up an important game against 

With a crowd of over 10,000 on 
hand at McGuirk Stadium, it appeared 
that the Minutemen were on their 
way to a school record ninth victory, 
the Yankee Conference title outright 
and a guaranteed playoff birth with a 
lead of 17-14 with about four minutes 
left. However, it was not to be. 
UConn drove down the field, 80 
yards in 11 plays, and scored the win- 
ning touchdown with less than one 
minute remaining. 

Although the Minutemen did not 
make the playoffs, it was a big year 
for quarterback Tim Bryant. Playing in 
place of last year's Yankee Confer- 
ence rookie-of-the-year, Dave Palazzi 

(who was hurt for much of the year), 
Bryant showed that he had the poise 
and confidence to step in that impor- 
tant position. He would wind up with 
the 1987 Yankee Conference rookie- 
of-the-year award for his unexpected 
efforts. Coming away with other hon- 
ors were senior offensive tackles John 
Benzinger and Stan Kaczoroski. Along 
with senior fullback Al Neri, they 
made it to the first team all-stars in the 
conference. On defense, junior line- 
backer John McKeown was the lone 
defensive selection for the first team. 
In summary, it was a good begin- 
ning for head coach Jim Reid. With 
the 1986 season under his belt, next 
seasons squad should be ready for 
the challenge. 

—Kevin Casey 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Above: Setting up for a pass is quarterback Dave Palazzi. 


Photo by ludith Fiola 

Above: Silvio Bonvini attempts a field goal in game against Boston University. Right: Showing his 
exhilaration for the Minutemen is Ray Jackson. Below: Todd Rundle puts the pressure on a 
Delaware quarterback. 

Photo by Tatiana Hamawi 

Photo by Clayton Jones 


Above: Tim Bryant sets up for a pass during 
the Delaware game. As a first year quarter- 
baci<, Tim surprised many people by his abili- 
ty to handle tough situations with relative 
ease. Far right; Chip Mitchell runs with the 
ball during the game against Northeastern. 
Right: Dan Rubinetti strikes a victory pose for 
the camera as the Minutemen defeat Rich- 
mond 24-21. 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Photo by Tatiana Hamawi 


Front Row, left to right; Silvio Bonvini, lay Dowdy, Sean Cummings, Ken Sampson, Rolf Wendt, lerome Croom, Dave 
Palazzi, Alax George, Tim Hecht, )ohn Crowley, Tim Bryant, Roger Baldacci, Mike Trifari, Mike Tobin, Bill Shaughnessy, 
Matt Patterson, Tom Cioppa, Rich Karelas, Dan Rubinetti, Brant Despathy, Chip Mitchell, Scott Brown, Andrew 
Thomas, Scott Alia, )im Frank, Jeff Singer, Garrick Amos and David Curley. Second Row, left to right: Vic Keedy, )im 
Laughnane, George Snook, Steve Olson, George Karelas, Chris McCray, Ray lackson, Ron Blauvelt, Kirk Williams, 
iohn McKeown, Jim Vertucci, Dave Mcintosh, Tom Hall, Al Neri, Ted Barrett, Sean Huban, Kevin Smellie, Glen lackson, 
Co-Captain Paul Manganaro, Co-Captain Stan Kaczorowski, Dave Mitchell, Vito Perrone, Anthony Srickland, Pat 
Doran, Mike McKenney, Bob Shelmire, lay Nisbet, Pete Montini, Nick Salmon, Ron Cormier, Mark Pompi, Bob 
Williams, James Ralph and Wally Goyett. Third Row, left to right: Mike Hodges, Mike Dunbar, Jim Reid, Ian Pyka, Bob 
McConnell, Doug Berry, Ion Lanza, Craig Wagner, Dan Sullivan, Greg lustave, Al Pogarian, Bruce Lemieux, Paul 
Connor, lames Blount, |im Panos, Kevin Murphy, lay Gabbe, Bernard Diggs, ioe Edgerton, Mike Kowalski, William 
Buttler, Mike Barrette, Mike Marzarella, Steve Robar, Mike Prawl, Pat Phillips, John Benzinger, Ned Toffey, Bob 
Creaney, Tony Giudice, Mike Van Diest, Gary Emanuel, lay Cottone, Rich Beal, Ken Topper, Robert Foote and lamie 
Lawton. Fourth Row, left to right: Bob Pendergast, Terence Brown, Dave Sebolt, Iohn Farrelly, Geoff Stokes, Iohn 
Roche, Bob Thompson, Todd Rundle, Mike Kelley, Ken Girouard, Raymond Laye, Tim Nye, Steve Brothers, Thorr 
Bjorn, Mark Wojciechowski, Dimitri Yavis, Tony Hunt, Dan Charron, Drew Comeau, Ioe Cullen, Brian Woodward, 
|im Tandler and Mike Moran. 






James Madison 









Rhode Island 









Boston Univ. 



Holy Cross 






New Hampshire 






Photo courtesy of Sports Information 

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Photo by Clayton Jones 
Above: Kevin Smellie tries to get by Northeas- 
tern defender at a crucial point in the game. 
Right: Action heats up for Todd Rundle and a 
Delaware lineman during their Oct. 11 contest. 


Photo by Clayton Jones 

Football/ 127 

Stickers outscore season opponents, 47-14 

Coach Pam Hixon guided the 
UMass Minutewomen to a fantastic 
16-4-1 season record. This season's 
team had a solid defense resulting in 
14 shutouts. Overall the Stickers outs- 
cored their opponents 47-14. 

The season began on a high note 
with a victory over 12th ranked Uni- 
versity of Virginia. UMass was ranked 
7th in the nation and both teams 
were potential playoff teams. 

The co-captains, seniors Chris Ko- 
cot and Lisa Griswold were key play- 
ers. Kocot, a defender, anchored the 
defense, while Griswold, a forward, 
headed the offense. "We need a lot 
of consistent performances from 
them," Hixon said. 

UMass' next game against 4th 
ranked Old Dominion University was 
the Sticker's first loss and would be 
the only team to shut out UMass this 
season. Despite UMass outshooting 
ODU 30-15, the Stickers could not 
capitalize and failed to score. If UMass 
was to make a comeback they had to 
_ find a way to break out of their brief 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

scoring slump. 

A stronger offense combined with 
goalkeeper junior Lynn Carlson gave 
UMass a ten game winning streak in- 
cluding six straight shutouts. Senior Lil 
Hultin provided UMass with a more 
efficient offense. 

The team to snap the Sticker's 10- 
game winning streak was 2nd ranked 
University of New Hampshire. The 
loss gave UMass a record of 11-2, 
"We spent too much time worrying 
about them instead of setting up our 
offense," said Hixon. 

UMass bounced back with four 
more shutouts and a tie against 4th- 
ranked University of Connecticut in 
double overtime raising their rank to 
5th in the NCAA polls. At 15-2-1 the 
Minutewomen were guaranteed a 
playoff berth because of their ranking 
in the NCAA polls. 

UMass' next opponent, 6th-ranked 
University of Iowa, handed the Min- 
utewomen their third loss of the sea- 
son. The team came back to shut out 
9th-ranked Rutgers University there- 

by ending their regular season. 

The first hurdle in the road to the 
NCAA Final Four was a game against 
4th-ranked University of Connecti- 
cut. The Huskies, 12-.3-3, were the de- 
fending champions and haven't suf- 
fered a setback at home since Octo- 
ber of 1984, UMass and UConn 
played into double overtime ending a 
1-1 tie two weeks earlier. 

UMass was not so lucky this time 
and bowed to UConn 3-2 and was 
not able to advance to the Final Four. 

Although a few key players will not 
oe returning to the Stickers next sea- 
son Hixon's team has a lot of potential 
in the younger players. The Stickers 
have ended their season just one 
game into the NCAA's for two con- 
secutive seasons and hope to play in 
the Final Four next season. 

— Kimberly Black 

Photo by Tatlana Hamawi 

Above Left: Lisa Griswold attempts to avoid 
an opponent. Above: Two Stici<ers charge up 
the field determined to score. 

128/Field Hockey 

Left: Two Stickers get ready for action during 
a game against New Hampshire. Below Left: 
A Sticl<er battles for tPie ball with an oppo- 
nent from New Hampshire. Below: A Min- 
utewomen eludes her opponents while try- 
ing to capture the ball. 

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Field Hockey/ 129 

Beiow: Head Coach Pam Hixon goes over game 
strategy with the players at half time. Right: Ac- 
tion gets hot and heavy during the New Hamp- 
shire game. Bottom: Winding up for a shot on 
goal is Lisa Criswold. 

Photos by Judith Fiola 

130/Field Hockey 

Photo courtesy of Sports Information 

Front Row: Chris Gutheil, Ronnie Coleman, Kathe Derwin, Chris Kocot, Pam Bustin, Laura Fagan, Lil Hultin, Colleen Reilly. Second Row: Lisa Griswold, Sue Murphy, Amy 
Robertson, Lynn Carlson, Carol Smith, Sue Hodgkins, Nancy Philbrick, Ann King. Third Row: Tina Young, Sue Desmond, Bernadette Martel, Tonia Kennedy, Ruth 
Vasapolli, Nancy O'Halloran, Denise Blasi, Julie Stuart. Back Row: Head Coach Pam Hixon, )V Coach Ann Parmenter, Assistant Coach Patti Bossio, CK Coach Kathryn 








Old Dominion 



Boston College 






















New Hampshire 







Rhode island 


Boston Univ. 













Photo by ludith Fiola 

Left: Heading upfield against New Hampshire 
is Colleen Reilly. 

Field Hockey/131 

Men's Soccer Has Up And 
Down Season 

Coach Jeff Getler and the UMass 
mens soccer team had a season of 
tragic losses, unexpected wins and a 
host of injuries. They ended their sea- 
son with a record of 9-10-1. 

The Minutemen began their season 
with the North Carolina Tournament. 
UMass lost their first game to the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina 3-0 but 
came back to win their second game 
against George Mason 2-1. 

A home game loss to the Boston 
University Terriers broke the 10-game 
winning streak at Boyden Field. The 
Terriers were ranked number one in 
New England and seventh in the na- 
tion. B.U. handled UMass its second 
loss of the season and its first loss to a 
New England team. 

The Minutemen have been playing 
strong defense with sophomore Sam 
Ginzburg as goalkeeper. Although the 
team's offense makes many scoring 
attempts on the opponents net, 
UMass lacks the ability to put the bail 
in the net. 

in UMass's game against East 
Stroudsberg University, Ginzburg al- 
lowed two goals in overtime lowering 
the Minutemen's rettord to 1-3 (01 in 
New England) with a 4-2 loss. Junior 
Andy Bing and freshman Steve Ces- 
nek scored in the second half to tie 
the game 2-2. Although UMass out- 
shot ESU 38-17, the Minutemen 
handed ESU a win in two ten-minute 
segments of. overtime. This loss was 
devastating considering the Minute- 
men fought hard to get back into the 

To prepare for a pressing game 
against New England's University of 
New Hampshire Coach Getler began 
preparing freshman goaltender Tom 
Phillips for his first collegiate contest. 

The training paid off when the Min- 
utemen shut out UNH 5-0. Not only 
did Phillips successfully guard the 
UMass net but the sluggish offense 
came alive. Coals were made by 
freshmen Steve Cesnek and Bill Kous- 
manidis, sophomore Kurt Manal, ju- 
nior Brian Sullivan, and senior Tom 
Giordano. The victory over UNH 
pushed UMass to 2-3 overall and 1-1 


Photo by Clayton Jones 
Above: Brian Sullivan is pushed off the ball by an East Stroudsberg defender. 

in the region. 

Although the win over UNH may 
have instilled confidence in the Min- 
utemen, they couldn't score in their 
next game against Temple University 
and were shut out 3-0. This was the 
third game out of the six this season 
that UMass remained scoreless. Ginz- 
burg was back in goal and made sev- 
eral big saves but the offense could 
not capitalize on the many scoring 
chances they had. 

Injuries to key players before an im- 
portant game against Dartmouth war- 
ranted changes in the Minuteman line 
up by Coach Getler. Junior back Paul 
Serafino had a severe ankle sprain, 
sophomore forward Kurt Manal was 
suffering with a leg injury and junior 
midfielder Andy Bing (the teams lead- 
ing scorer) was out with a sore ankle. 
Replacements included sophomore 
sweeperback Alex Carillo, freshman 
wingback Tom Skiba, and junior for- 
ward Brian Sullivan. 

The much needed win against 
Dartmouth was lost when the Big 
Green shut out UMass 1-0. This was 
the fourth shut out game for UMass 

this year, and dropped the Minute- 
men to 2-5 on the season and 1-2 in 
New England. Ginzburg, who allowed 
the lone goal, suffered an ankle injury 
and was replaced by Phillips 30 min- 
utes into the game. 

A losing streak continued for the 
Minutemen with 1-0 losses to the 
University of Vermont and Yale. 

Sporting a 2-7 record, UMass host- 
ed a soccer invitational featuring 
teams from Central Connecticut State 
University (4-0-1), Northeastern Uni- 
versity (1-3), and Miami (2-4-2) Uni- 
versity (2-4-2), UMass took a pair of 
victories at the tourney beating NU 6- 
and CCSU 2-1. Breaking their four 
game losing streak, the Minutemen 
improved their season record to 4-7. 

The Minutemen picked up their 
third straight win defeating Fairfield 
University 5-0. Scorers for UMass in- 
cluded Bing, Shannon, Cesnek (2), 
and Giordano. Goaltenders were 
freshmen Kevin Hart with three saves 
and Tom Phillips with one save. 

UMass lost their next two games to 
the University of Rhode island (2-1) 
and the University of Connecticut (3- 

132/Men's Soccer 

1), dropping the Minutemen to a re- 
cord of 5-9. 

UMass came back from their losing 
streak to upset Southern Connecticut 
State University 4-1. SCSU was the 
number one ranked Division 11 men's 
team in New England and ranked sec- 
ond in the country. SCSU held a 1-0 
lead until UMass scored three times in 
the final minutes of the game^ making 
their record 6-9. 

Late wins became trendy as Bing 
scored with minutes to spare beating 
Boston College 3-2. 

The Minutemen continued their 
winning streak to four games with a 1- 
victory over the Providence College 
Friars and a 3-() victory over the Uni- 
versity of Maine. UMass, at 9-9, was 
at the .500 level for the first time this 

Photos by Judith Fiola 

After winning seven of their last 
nine games, a playoff position was in 
reach for UMass if they could defeat 
Harvard (5-2-3) in their next game. 

UMass was defeated by Harvard 8- 
1 making their final game against 
Rutgers University necessary in gain- 
ing UMass' .500 mark. 

The UMass men's soccer team 
completed its roller coaster season 
with a 2-2 tie with Rutgers. UMass 
finished the season 9-10-1. 

— Kimberiy Black 

Above: Minutemen surround a Temple de- 
fender. Left: Trying to liead off a Temple play- 
er is Mil<e Beilino. 

Men's Soccer/ 133 

Right: Heading the ball against East Strounds- 
burg is Mike Mugavero. Below: Battling for 
control of the ball against Southern Conn, is 
Steve Cesnek (6). Bottom: Moving the ball 
upfield is Ferdie Adoboe. 

Photo by Judith Fiola. 

Photo by Clayton Jones. 


Photo by Clayton Jones. 

134/Men's Soccer 

Photo courtesy of Sports Information 

Front Row: Paul Serafino, Tom Giordano, Mike Bellino, Captains Matt Gushing and John Shannon, 
Ferdie Adoboe, Aaron Feigenbaum, Kevin Knopf. Second Row: Head Goach Jeff Cettler, 
Assistant Goaches Gerard Senehi and Tim Schmiechen, Bill Kousmanidis, Milt Gooding, Steve 
Gesnek, Gael Sullivan, Tom Skiba, Louis Hollmeyer, Alex Garrillo, Assistant Goaches Nick Marclano 
and Scott Eldrldge. Back Row: Brian Sullivan, Kurt Manal, Andy BIng, Sam Ginzburg, Tom Phillips, 
Kevin Hart, Mike McGormick, Mike Mugavero, Tim Duffy, 






North Carolina Tourn. 




George Mason 


Boston University 



East Stroundsburg 



New Hampshire 













Central Conn. 





Rhode Island 






Southern Conn. 



Boston College 












Left: Forward Tom Giordano in action against 
East Stroundsburg moves the ball past his op- 
ponent. Above: Setting his sights on goal is 
Kevin Knopf (13), 

Phofos by Clayton Jones 

Men's Soccer/ 135 

Women's soccer kicks back 
after slow start 

ttJl U' 'V!!J"> V 


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Photo by Clayton Jones 
A UMass player charges for the ball as her opponent moves in for the kill. The women's soccer team ended their season with a 14-3-2 record. 

Fortunately for the Women's soc- 
cer team the first three games of the 
season did not reflect how the team 
performed overall. Coach Kalekeni 
Banda and the Minutewomen began 
with a 0-2-1 mark after their first three 
games to a final mark of 14-3-2. The 
uphill battle continued to the NCAA 

The season opener for UMass was 
a loss to the University of North Caro- 
lina, Following was a tie with George 
Mason and a second loss to New 
hiampshire College, "i don't think the 
scores of the first two games are in- 
dicative of the way we can play," 
Banda said. 

The Minutewomen have scored 
two goals and 'allowed seven, more 
than they gave up all of last season. 
Banda knew that it was only a matter 
of time before UMass made a come- 


The Minutewomen's next game 
was the first this season at Boyden 
Field. Texas A&M handed UMass their 
first win 9-0. Players who scored in- 
cluded Debbie Belkin, Beth Round- 
tree, Sarah Szetela, Sue Cooper, Mi- 
chelle Powers, and Cathy Cassady. 
The shutout was shared by goal- 
tenders Carla DeSantis and Brooke 

"We have a winning attitude now," 
said Banda. The win over Texas A&M 
was the first of the Minutewomen's 
ten straight victories. The winning 
streak continued on the road as well 
as at home. 

One important win was against 
New England rival University of Con- 
necticut. At the half UMass was 
down, 1-0. With just over eight min- 
utes left, Powers scored two goals 

within a 43-second span to give the 
Minutewomen a 2-1 victory, "i was 
happy to be able to come through," 
said Powers. "So far, I have been get- 
ting good set-ups from my team- 

The Minutewomen worked hard 
for their remarkable comeback. This 
warranted a rank of first in New Eng- 
land and fifth in the nation. 

Beginning with the Adelphi game 
UMass was scheduled to play five 
games in 11 days. Adelphi was shut 
out 5-0 at Boyden Field. This was the 
second game in a row in which the 
UMass defense allowed just one shot 
on goal. Until this solid win UMass 
had outshot opponents 176-46, but 
had won five games by just one goal. 

The game against Colorado pro- 
vided UMass with a chance to im- 
prove their national ranking after their 

136/ Women's Soccer 

winning streak was snapped with a 
scoreless tie against Harvard. UMass 
and Colorado were tied for third in 
the NCAA Division I poll. 

Although UMass outshot Colorado 
College 15-1, UMass won 1-0 with a 
left footed goal from Cassady. 

The Minutewomen's last regular 
season test was a home game against 
the University of Hartford. With a 
mark of 12-2-2, UMass was ranked 
first in New England and was given a 
bid in the first round of the NCAA 

UMass was seeded second in the 
NCAA post-season action following 
North Carolina. Colorado College 
was third seed. 

The Minutewomen were hoping to 
go to the Final Four for the fourth con- 
secutive year. A continued powerful 
offense and solid defense gave 
UMass the edge. Powers, a sopho- 
more forward, finished the regular 
season as the leading scorer for 
UMass with nine goals and five assists. 
The offense took 240 shots on goal 
while the defense allowed only 54. 
Sophomore Carla DeSantis played ail 
but one game as goaltender, had 31 


saves, and eight shutouts. 

UMass' first NCAA game against 
UConn resulted in a shootout 1-0 vic- 
tory after 120 minutes of scoreless 
soccer. The victory allowed UMass to 
advance to the Final Four with a game 
against Colorado. The Minutewomen 
have reached the Final Four the past 
four years, but have yet to reach the 
Final Two. 

Unfortunately this year was no ex- 
ception, Colorado defeated UMass in 
the semi-finals the same way UMass 
defeated UConn. Colorado's victory 
was determined by a penalty kick 
shootout. A second miracle was too 
much to ask of the Minutewomen. 

The Minutewomen finished the 
season with a record of 14-3-2. Be- 
fore their loss to Colorado, UMass 
was not defeated since their third 
game of the season. A shakey season 
beginning capitalized into one of the 
Minutewomen's best seasons. 

— Kimberly Black 

Photo by Marianne Turley 

Above: A UMass Minutewoman lunges for a 
free ball. Left: Number 14 clutches her hands 
to her forehead in agony over a poor shot. 
Below: A UMass player falls to the ground 
after completing a pass to her fellow team 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Women's Soccer/ 137 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Top: Fullback Debbie Belkin wards off an 
Adelphi player. Right: Forward Catherine 
Cassady stalks the open field in game against 
Dartmouth. Above: On the move against 
Vermont are Catherine Cassady and Beth 

Photo by Marianne Turley 

138/ Women's Soccer 

Photo courtesy of Sports lnforrr)ation 

Front Row: Sarah Szetela, Catherine Cassady, Debbie Bell<in, Susan Montagne, Susan Cooper. Second Row: Carolyn Micheel, Mary Curtis, Caria 
DeSantis, Brooi<e Adams, Monica Seta, Catherine Spence. Back Row: Head Coach Kalekeni Banda, Staff Assistant Louise Nagler, Jamie Jaeger, Beth 
Roundtree, Kristen Bowsher, Michelle Powers, Chris Schmitt, Assistant Coaches Kathy Jenkins and Scott Eldridge. 




North Carolina Tourn. 

UNC 4 

1 George Mason 1 

1 New Hampshire Coll. 2 

9 Texas A&M 

2 Vermont 1 

8 Providence 

3 Holy Cross 

2 Connecticut 1 

2 Rutgers 1 

3 New Hampshire 

2 Brown 1 

1 Dartmouth 

5 .Adelphi 


1 Colorado Coll. 

2 Boston Coll. 

1 Hartford 


1 UConn 

Colorado Coll. 1 

Left: Taking charge against Vermont is Kristen 

Women's Soccer/ 139 

Powerful Spikers finish season 
with a respectable 30-6 record 

Photo courtesy of Sports Information 
Front Row (L-R) Zorayda Santiago, Karen Ferguson, Michele Barys, Debbie Cole, Anne Marie Larese, Juliet Primer. Back Row Head Coach Elaine 
Sortino, Susan Tower, Violetta Gladkowska, Christine McEnroe, Barbara Meehan, Marcy Cuilliotis, Cheryl Alves, Julia Smith, Julieta Santiago, Assistant 
Coach Peg Sh Schultz 

This season Coach Elaine Sortino 
and the Spikers faced stronger com- 
petition as a Division I and Atlantic 10 
team. Although other Division I teams 
were skeptical about how the UMass 
volleyball team would fare in one of 
the toughest volleyball conferences in 
the nation, the Minutewomen fin- 
ished their season, 30-6. 

"What we have to concentrate on 
is being a lot quicker than the other 
teams and being much better defen- 
sively," said Sortino pre-season. "We 
don't have the size to match up 
against some of the teams in our con- 
ference, so we'll have to make up for 
that somewhere else." 

The 1986 season opener was a 
non-conference match against the 
University of Hartford Hawks. Junior 
middle hitter Marcy Guiliotis and 
sophomore middle hitter Barbara 
Meehan led the Minutewomen to an 
astounding victory before 300 wild 
fans at Totman Gymnasium. 

The Spikers improved their record 
to 3-0 after defeating the University 

of Connecticut and Boston College at 
the UMass invitational. According to 
Sortino, "We made mistakes but as 
long as we're making them to im- 
prove ourselves I'll take them." 

The Minutewomen's first loss was 
handed to them by three-time de- 
fending Big East Champion Provi- 
dence College at the Syracuse Invita- 
tional Tournament. The PC Friars won 
the tournament while UMass placed 
second. The tournament selection 
committee expected the Minutewo- 
men to finish last. "People looked at 
us this weekend and were shocked," 
said Sortino. 

Continuing their winning streak for 
a total thirteen straight matches, the 
Spikers were quickly recognized as a 
powerful Divison ! team. Senior co- 
captains Debbie Cole and junior Mi- 
chele Barys maintained team spirit but 
kept the wins in perspective. At this 
point the team still needed some 
work and there were many difficult 
matches ahead. 

The 13-game winning streak ended 

in Philadelphia when Temple Univer- 
sity defeated UMass in three straight 
sets. The Minutewomen bounced 
back the next day to beat LaSalle Uni- 
versity, improving their record to 17-2 
overall and 3-1 in the A-10. This put 
UMass in a tie for second place with 
George Washington University and 
the University of Rhode Island. 

After their win over Central Con- 
necticut State University, UMass 
faced an important match against URI 
in Kingston. 

The UMass volleyball team defeat- 
ed URI in a remarkable upset. "This is 
the biggest win in my volleyball 
coaching career," said Sortino. The 
Spikers now 19-2 overall and 4-1 in 
the Atlantic-10 play A-10 conference 
leader Penn State in UMass' final 
home match of the season. 

UMass soon learned why Penn 
State University is ranked 12th in the 
nation as they defeated UMass, 3-0 in 
front of 400 Spiker fans at Totman 
Gymnasium. The loss dropped 
UMass to 19-3 overall and 4-2 in the 

140/ Volleyball 

Photo by Marianne Turley 

Senior Spiker Violetta Gladkowska swats the ball over the net as fellow team members look on. 

A- 10. 

A second victory over Boston Col- 
lege followed as UMass prepared to 
face George Washington University 
who is 22-8 overall, and sole posses- 
sor of second place in the conference. 

Although the Minutewomen 
dropped a three set decision to 
George Washington University 
UMass improved its record to 21-4 
overall and 4-3 in the A- 10 after de- 
feating Villanova and Loyola Universi- 

As the end of the season draws 
closer each victory becomes more 
important to qualify for the A-10 tour- 
nament. A series of wins allowed 
UMass to capture the Northeastern 
University Volleyball Classic. 

Following their loss against New 
Haven, the Minutewomen looked to 
their season finale against Northeas- 
tern. At 28-5 on the season, a win 
over NU may bring UMass to a 30- 
win season. This has been accom- 
plished by UMass twice before, the 
most recent being last seasons 35-7 


UMass ended it's regular season 
with a defeat over NU improving its 
mark to 29-5. 

The Minutewomen now head to 
the A-10 Volleyball Championship at 
Rutgers University. A victory in the 
first round of the tourney could give 
the Spikers a second chance at their 
30-win season which could produce 
an NCAA Division I National tourna- 
ment bid. 

The Spikers should be commended 
for their fantastic season as a Division I 
team. Although they lost to #2 
George Washington University in the 
semi-finals, they reached a mark of 
30-6 and 4-3 in the A-10. UMass 
played the role of underdog through- 
out the 1986 season but came only 
one win away from facing A-10 pow- 
er Penn State. 

Players leaving the team are Deb- 
bie Cole and Violetta Gladkowska. 
— Kimberly Black 



Hartford: 15-4, 15-3, 15-13 


UMass Invitational 

UConn 15-9, 15-5 


Boston College: 15-10, 15-10 


Syracuse Tournament 

Providence 7-15, 0-15, 17-15, 



WVA 15-9, 8-15, 15-11, 15-10 


Drexei 15-4, 7-15, 15-13. 13-15 



Cleveland St. 15-2, 15-8, 15-12 


Syracuse 15-5, 15-13, 15-5 


UMass Classic 

Holy Cross 15-10, 15-11, 15-7 


New York Tech 15-9, 15-7, 



Seton Hall 15-10, 15-9, 15-4 


Brown 13-15, 15-11, 15-12, 



Rutgers 16-14, 15-5, 15-11 


Fairfield 15-3, 15-8, 15-4 


Duquesne 15-4,14-16, 15-8, 



W. Virginia 16-14, 15-6, 15-12 


Holy Cross 15-4, 15-4, 15-0 


Temple 2-15, 14-16, 8-15 


LaSalle 15-4, 15-5, 15-8 


Central Conn. 15-8, 15-3, 15-4 


Rhode Island 15-2, 15-8, 15-10 


Penn State 10-15, 4-15, 5-15 


Boston College 15-10, 15-10, 14-16 | 



George Washington 2-15, 10-15, 



Villanova 15-13, 13-15, 15-10, 

14-16, 15-8 


Loyola 15-4, 15-8, 15-8 


Connecticut 15-13, 15-8, 15-10 


Northeastern Tournament 

MIT 8-15, 8-15, 15-4, 15-1, 



Holy Cross 6-15, 15-4, 15-8, 



Brown 15-13, 15-6, 8-15, 15-13 


Northeastern 15-8, 15-12, 15-5 


C.W. Post 15-12, 8-15, 15-7, 



New Haven 5-15, 15-8, 11-15, 



Northeastern 15-7, 8-15, 0-15, 

15-8, 15-13 


Atlantic 10 Toum. 

Temple 15-10, 15-12, 15-10 


George Washington 6-15, 13-15 

15-4, 15-10 



Season is spent looking for a top runner 

Photo courtesy of Sports Information 

Front Row (L-R) — Steve Tolley, Herb Heffner, ion Lamkin, Joe Livorsi, Captain Wayne Levy, John Lorenzini, Dennis Munroe, Bill Stewart, Reinardo 
Flores. Second Row — Head Coach Ken O'Brien, Chris Axford, Paul Carr, )ohn Dunbury, Kerry Boyle, Jim McDonnell, Tom Degnan, Joe Milette, 
ion Novak, Jim Chute. 

The, 1986 Cross Country season 
opened with a hole that needed fill- 
ing. Last year's top runner, John Pan- 
accione, graduated. Yet this year's 
team showed promise and talent. 
Coach Ken O'Brien pointed out that 
nineteen runners, five of whom were 
starters, returned from last year. 
Heading up the list of retuming ath- 
letes were Rick Dow, Bill Stewart, 
John Lorenzini, and Reinardo Flores. 
Seniors, Paul Stanislawzyk, John No- 
vak and Wayne Levy were expected 
to help solidify the team through their 
experience, according to O'Brien. 

The season was off to a good start 
after their first meet where the Min- 
utemen topped the performances of 
B.C. and Yale at Chestnut Hill by 25-60 
and 25-39 respectively. Bill Stewart 
was the first Minuteman to cross the 
finish line. He came in second with a 
time of 26:40, Behind Stewart were 
teammates Kerry Boyle (26:48), Rick 
Dow (26:51), and Reinardo Flores 
(26:54). Wayne Levy placed 8th with 
a time of 26:59. Coach O'Brien was 
quite pleased with his team's perfor- 
mance. They accomplished what 
they wanted when they placed four 
runners in the top 6 places. 

With two wins already under their 
belts, the Minutemen looked towards 

the meet at Dartmouth against Dart- 
mouth, North Carolina St. and Mary- 
land. Unfortunately, they did not 
have a good day, as they placed 4th in 
this meet. Bill Stewart and Wayne 
Levy led the way for UMass, but 
couldn't keep up with the top run- 
ners. They placed 12th and 13th re- 
spectively. Although O'Brien was dis- 
appointed with the results, he ad- 
mitted that there was still time in the 
season for improvement. 

As the Atlantic 10 race ap- 
proached, O'Brien continued to hope 
for a front runner to emerge. Until 
then, a front runner had yet to do so. 

At the Atlantic 10 meet, Bill Stewart 
emerged as the front runner O'Brien 
had hoped for when he placed 5th, 
with a time of 25:07. O'Brien was 
quite pleased with the whole team's 
performance as they placed third be- 
hind only Penn State and West Virgin- 

The Minutemen also ran well at the 
next meet, the New Englands at 
Franklin Park, Boston. In a field of 32 
teams, UMass placed third. This time, 
sophomore Kerry Boyle led the Min- 
utemen by placing 11th. Following 
Boyle, were teammates Rick Dow 
(16th), Bill Stewart (17th), Joe Milette 
(21st) and Reinardo Flores (24th). 

The Minutemen were looking 
good as they prepared for the biggest 
meet of the season, the lC4As which 
is a qualifying race for the Nationals. 

Despite the fine performances ear- 
lier in the season, an off day caused 
UMass to place 10th in this meet, thus 
eliminating them from the nationals. 
The three outstanding races came 
from Rick Dow (26th), Kerry Boyle 
(27th) and Bill Stewart (38th). 

Many runners will return next year 
and with this year's experience, the 
cross country team will be a team to 

—Judith Fiola 







Boston College 



















Eastern Conf. Champ. 

3 of 18 

Atlantic 10 

3 of 8 

New Englands 

3 of 32 


10 of 65 

142/Cross Country 

Student managers help organize teams 

Photo by ludith Fiola 

Student team managers' jobs go beyond just being "water boys." 

There are more than 20 varsity 
sports teams that compete at UMass 
every season. Almost every week 
there are sports events that students 
attend to cheer the Minutemen or 
Minutewomen on to victory. Orga- 
nizing a successful team is often very 
time consuming and the coaches can 
not always afford the time away from 
practice. Several sports on campus 
have student managers including 
men's basketball (Brian Gorman), 
women's basketball (Louise Nagler), 
football (lames Lawton and Mary Gar- 
low), women's soccer (Louise Nagler 
and Kerry Ainsworth), and men's 
gymnastics (Laurie Manko). 

Louise Nagler, a sophomore sports 
management major from Needham, 
Mass. and Kerry Ainsworth, a fresh- 
man communications major from 
West Roxbury, Mass. are managers of 
the women's soccer team. Nagler also 
manages the women's basketball 

team and Ainsworth videotapes 
men's lacrosse games for Coach Dick 

Nagler managed three sports teams 
in high school. "1 love sports," said 
Nagler "but i wasn't interested in 
them early enough to play." Two 
coaches that Nagler worked for in 
high school wrote letters of recom- 
mendation to women's soccer coach 
Kalekeni Banda and ex-women's bas- 
ketball coach Stevens. 

Ainsworth answered an ad in the 
Collegian requesting a women's soc- 
cer manager. After interviewing with 
Coach Banda she was immediately 
accepted as a volunteer to work with 

Because Banda also coaches the 
women's track team and is involved 
in many organizations, the managers 
have many responsibilities. Nagler 
reads letters from high school soccer 
players interested in playing for 

UMass and organizes their credentials 
for Banda's review. Being a hostess for 
visiting teams is important. She makes 
hotel reservations and helps the team 
get around Amherst. She also makes 
arrangements for the Minutewomen 
when they travel. 

Ainsworth videotapes games for 
the women's soccer team from which 
to learn. "It's fun to stand on top of 
Boyden to tape the games" said Ains- 
worth. Other jobs include mailing let- 
ters to different teams and coaches 
and putting up posters before games 
to encourage student support, blow- 
ing up the balls and supplying water 
for the players. 

Both managers are volunteers and 
plan to continue managing. "When a 
team gets a manager they tend to 
keep them until they graduate," said 
Ainsworth. "A knowledge of the 
sport is helpful in managing a team 
but is not necessary." 

According to Nagler, "managing is 
fun but it's a lot of hard work. It takes 
a lot of time away from school and I 
have to stay during intersession. The 
players and coaches are nice people 
and it's fun to watch a champion 
team play." 

.Ainsworth enjoys travelling with 
the team, especially to the Final Four. 
"I didn't like the lack of recognition 
the women's soccer team had. No 
one seems to be interested in wom- 
en's soccer as a sport. They deserve a 
lot of recognition." 

Managing a men's team was not an 
option for Nagler. "The men's teams 
have a lot of coaches and I would 
basically be a water girl. Sports Infor- 
mation keeps their records. The 
women's teams are more worth- 
while." In the future Nagler plans to 
be an athletic director. 

Of the teams on campus that do 
not have managers most of the 
coaches agree that student volun- 
teers would be greatly appreciated. 
Many have had managers that gradu- 
ated and have not been replaced. 
— Kimberly Black 

Student Managers/ 143 

Men's basketball places sixth 
after up and down season 

The men's basketball team's 1986- 
87 season resembles a roliercoaster 
ride. The team started out on the right 
track, encountered a mid-season 
slump and finally filled out the season 
by winning their last three games be- 
fore bowing out to Rhode Island in 
the conference quarterfinals of, the 
Atlantic 10, leaving them with an 
overall record of 11-16 and a sixth 
place finish in the conference. 

The Minutemen began their season 
by winning three of their first four 
games. Their fortunes and season, 
however, took a turn after an en- 
counter with Northeastern at the 

Before a capacity crowd of over 
4,(XX) people, UMass appeared to 

Photos by Judith Fiola 

have the game in hand as they were 
up by 11 points with five minutes left. 
However, Northeastern shut down 
the Minutemen on the offense and 
started scoring baskets at will. The re- 
sult: Northeastern, 78, UMass, 70. 

The Minutemen have always had 
their problems on the road and this 
year was no exception. Four straight 
road losses followed the Northeas- 
tern game. The Minutemen played 
tight ball, but came out on the short 
end of the scores. 

At home, the Minutemen bounced 
back as wins against Rhode Island, 
Rutgers and St. Joseph's helped put 
them back in place for the month of 

However, after a strong showing 

Left: Carl Smith leaps for the basket while a 
member of Duquesne attempts to block his 
shot. Above: Minuteman Fitzhugh Tarry avoids a 
Duquesne player and shoots for a basket. 

against top ten and Atlantic 10 con- 
ference foe Temple at the Cage, the 
Minutemen played quite poorly 
against UR! and Rutgers on the road. 
They played with more intensity 
against St. Joseph's. Nonetheless, the 
Minutemen were left with an un- 
impressive Atlantic 10 record of 4-11 
with just three games left. 

UMass responded by playing their 
most inspired bail since the beginning 
of the season. The first victim was 
Penn State. The Minutemen defeated 
the Nittney Lions, 66-59, at the Cage. 
Next was a road game at St. Bonaven- 
ture. Here UMass would feel no ill ef- 
fects as they beat the Bonnies, 69-57. 
Finally, in a thriller at the Cage, Lor- 
enzo Sutton's three-point shot with 
just 17 seconds left gave the Mihute- 

144/Men's Basketball 

Photos by Judith Fiola 
Left: Surrounded by players from Temple, Lorenzo Sutton 
releases the ball. Above: A team member from Temple at- 
tempts to block )oe Fennell's shot. Below: Wilbert Hicks con- 
centrates as he gets ready to take his free throw. 

I— g~~"-— Tl 

men a dramatic 67-66 victory over 
Duquesne. Along with Sutton's her- 
oics was senior guard Carl Smith who 
passed off to the junior guard to set 
up the game-winning shot. Smith, 
who was responsible for nine buzzer- 
beating shots in his career at UMass, 
had his hand in this one as well. 

Unfortunately, despite the efforts 
of Sutton, Smith and junior center 
Duane Chase, the third place Rams 
were just too much for the Minute- 
men, cheating them out of a win in 

the Atlantic 10 quarterfinals, 86-76. 
— Kevin Casey 

Men's Basketball/ 145 

Below: David Brown tries to get the Minutemen 
bacl< in the game against Temple by putting up a 
shot. Teammate Duane Chase looks on. Top 
Right: Senior Co-Captain Carl Smith tries to split 
the Duquesne defense. Right: Dribbling by a 
Temple defender is David Brown. 


Photos by Judith Fiola 


'^L M 

146/Men's Basketball 

Photo by ludith Fiola 







Hungarian Nat. Team 






Boston University 



Keene State 



New Hampshire 




W. Palm Hurr. Classic 









George Washington 



Penn State 



West Virginia 



Rhode Island 









West Virginia 






St, Joseph's 



Holy Cross 



St. Bonaventure 



George Washington 






Rhode Island 






St. Joseph's 



Penn State 



St. Bonaventure 




Atlantic 10 Tournament 



Rhode island 


Above Left: Putting up a shot from three- 
point range is Carl Smith. 

Photo courtesy of Sports Information 

Front Row: Head Coach Ron Gerlufsen, Assistant Coach Dennis |acl<son, Assistant Coach Bart 
Bellairs, Chris Bailey, Carl Smith, Cary Herer, Mike Mundy Assistant Coach Al Wolejko, Assistant 
Coach Tim Hassett, Manager Brian Gorman. Back Row: Lorenzo Sutton, Sean Nelen, joe Fennell, 
Sean Mosby, Wilbert Hicks, Fitzhugh Tarry, Duane Chase, David Brown, Bill Hampton. 

Men's Basketball/ 147 

Women's basketball ends season 

over .500 

It was a very interesting season for 
the Minutewomen as with the return 
of former men's basketball coach, 
jack Leaman, the Minutewoman pro- 
duced a record of 14-12. The best 

season they have had since 1979. 
Such an outcome predicted at pre- 
season would have been met with 
blank stares from the other members 
of the women's version of the Atlan- 

tic 10. 

The season itself was a story of 
peaks and valleys, One of those 
peaks that was reached was beating 
Temple for the first time in the 
school's history by a margin of 60-48 
at the Cage. On the other hand, as 
with the men's team, the Minutewo- 
men had their problems on the road. 
Losing five road games in a row in the 
first two weeks of February was one 
of the low points of the season. 

Nonetheless, UMass bounced back 
by taking four of the five remaining 
home and regular season games 
which was good enough for fifth 
place in the Atlantic 10. Although the 
Minutewomen did lose in the confer- 
ence quarterfinals against Temple (at 
Temple), the UMass women's team 
still proved themselves worthy foes in 
the Atlantic 10 this year. 

The Minutewomen fared well indi- 
vidually also. Karen Fitzgerald lead the 
team in scoring and earned a spot on 
the All-conference second team and 
freshman Jeanine Michealson finished 
up strong in the second half of the 
season to capture the A-10 Freshman 
of the year award. Another first for 
the UMass women's program this 

All in all, it was a fine year for the- 
Minutewomen as Coach Leaman got 
the most production he could from 
his hustling troops. Although he will 
not be coaching the team next year, 
the squad he commanded will be a 
force to reckon with in the seasons 

—Kevin Casey 

Above: Going up for a siiot, with intensity, is Christel Zullo. 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

148/Women's Basketball 

Photos by Judith Fiola 

Top: Christel Zullo looks for a teammate to 
pass off to. Left: Freshman forward Jeanine 
Michealson puts a shot over a George Wash- 
ington guard. Above: Towering over a St. 
Joseph's player is Tara Lewis. 

Women's Basketball/ 149 

Photos by Judith Fiola 

Above: Tara Lewis takes off to the basket 
against St. Joseph's. Above Right: )oAnn Du- 
puis is in a tense moment during game against 
George Washington. Right: Surrounded by 
St. Joseph defenders is Christel Zullo. 


150/ Women's Basketball 

Left: Karen Fitzgerald looks determined while 
putting up this shot against St. Joseph's. 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

P/ioto courtes)' of Sports Information 

Front Row:. Sally Maher, Mary Marquedant, JoAnn Dupuis, Sue Serafini, Christel Zuilo, Jamie 
Watson, Karen Hennessy, Michele Pytko. Back Row: Head Coach Jack Leaman, Tara Lewis, 
Jeanine Michealsen, Helen Freeman, Karen Fitzgerald, Beth Wilbor, Assistant Coach Karen Byrne, 
Assistant Coach Pam Roecker 













New Hampsliire 
Vill. Inv. Chr. Tourn. 



Virginia Tech 






St. Bonaventure 



Penn State 



Rhode Island 




St. Joseph's 
West Virginia 











George Washington 



Rhode Island 




George Washington 







St. Joseph's 
Central Connecticut 



West Virginia 



Penn State 



St. Bonaventure 
Atlantic 10 Conf. 





Women's Basketball/151 

strong performances result in successful 8-2 

season record 

Coach Roy Johnson and the 

UMass men's gymnastics team 
had a very successful 8-2 season 

Senior co-captains Eric Cic- 
cone and |oe DeMarco, who 
were also co-captains in high 
school, were two of the Minute- 
men's strongest performers. 
Other key gymnasts included: 
junior jay Ronayne on sti!! rings, 
vault and parallel bars; junior Ro- 
berto Weil for all-round compe- 

Although the Minutemen be- 
gan their season with a loss to 
Navy, the next four meets were 
high scoring wins for UMass. At 
their meet against Division 1T 
Champ, State University of NY 
at Cortland, the Minutemen 
shattered their meet record of 
262 by scoring a remarkable 
267.7.5 to attain a victory. 

By increasing their scoring ca- 
pabilities, UMass (4-1) had a bet- 
ter chance of defeating unde- 
feated Temple University. The 
Minutemen gave Temple the 
toughest competition they 
would see ail season. UMass, 
however, lost to the Owls by a 
mere .0.5 margin, 266.25 to 
266.20 in a packed Boyden 

UMass competed post-sea- 
son to place first of five schools 
at the New England Tournament 
and third of ten at the Easterns, 
— Kimberly Black 

Above right: Eric Ciccone swings through his 
routine on the parallel a bars. Right: A UMass 
Minuteman displays his talent on the horse. 

Photos by Clayton Jones 

152/Men's Gymnastics 

Photo Courtesy of Sports Information 

Front Row (L-R) — Paul Aieta, Dave Fahey, Barty Balocki, Steve Baia, Brian Richman, Phil Corgone, joe DeMarco, Stanley Catland, Mike Gullecksen, 
Steve Login, Roberto Weil, John Eggers. Back Row — Head Coach Roy Johnson, Reed Hendricks, Carl Russ, Eric Ciccone, Dave Berzofsky, Tim Myers, 
Mike Keidan, Jay Ronayne, Rafael Weil, Jim Fitzgerald, Rich Healey, joe Berk, Joe Fitzgerald, Assistant Coaches Steve Clancy and Ken Dougherty. 













So. Connecticut 





















E. Stroudsburg 


EIGLs at UMass 

3rd of 8 

New Englands 

at Springfield 

1st of 5 

Mike Keider illustrates perfect poise on the 

Photo by Renee Gallant 

Men's Gymnastics/153 

Minutewomen give their all, 
but still fall short of victory 

Despite strong performances by 
several key players, Coach Chuck 
Shiebler's women's gymnastics team 
ended their season with a disappoint- 
ing 6-8 record. 

It seems that from the start of the 
season, lady luck had her back turned 
to the gymnasts. The Minutewomen 
lost their first bout with Northridge by 
nearly 10 points, 163.20-153.65. 

According to Coach Shiebler, 'The 
team played well, but obviously our 
opponents were stronger." 

The Minutewomen followed this 
disappointing finish with a remarkable 
20 point victory over Sacramento 
State. The gymnasts demolished their 
opponents, 153.6.5-136.55. 

However, the Minutewomen did 
not see another win for five games. 
Both Maryland and Rhode Island 
achieved strong victories over UMass, 
177.45-164.40 and 168.25-164.40 re- 
spectively. And, although their next 
two games, against Cornel! and Yale, 
were less than victories, Shiebler not- 
ed that the team was making pro- 

"We've made significant improve- 
ments in attitude, confidence and ag- 
gressiveness," he said. 

During their game against Cornell, 
the team's confidence was clearly evi- 
dent. The gymnasts won three of the 
four events, taking the vault, uneven 
bars and the floor exercise. Nonethe- 
less, even victories in these events 
were not enough to beat Cornell's 
decisive performance on the balance 
beam. Overall, the Minutewomen 
were left one point short of a victory. 
The final score was 172.65-171.65. 

"We were not as aggressive on the 
balance beam and that really hurt us," 
Shiebler said at the end of the tourna- 

The same was true for their perfor- 
mance against Yale the following 
weekend. The Minutewomen lost, 

"Yale definitely took us by sur- 
prise," according to Shiebler. "they 
were exceptionally in control of the 
meet from the beginning." 

The Minutewomen finally broke 

Photo by )udith Fiola 
A UMass Minutewoman displays great agility and grace on the uneven bars. 

I r M * * * «* 

Photo courtesy of Sports Information 
Front Row (L-R) - Lynne Morils, janine Sctineider, Trisha Rivera, Laurie Kaufman, Sheri Kakareka, 
Michelle Nicholas, Rose Antonecchia, Sue Lang. Middle Row - Enya Hlozik, Tricia Camus, 
Michelle Antoneili, Lisa Tokarek, Kim Keefe, Audry Roughgarden, Susan Zecher Back Row - 
Aurora Anthony, Lori Kelly, Anne Ditunno, Debbie Schiller, Sue Carney, Erika Baxter, Roseanne 

154/Women's Gymnastics 

their losing streak during their Feb. Tl 
meet with Springfield College at the 
Boyden Gymnastics Center. 

Before an enthusiastic and highly 
appreciative home crowd, UMass 
dazzled the judges with spectacular 
performances in all events. After the 
first event, the vault, UMass had a 
43.55-38.65 lead. 

Freshman Kristin Turmail dominat- 
ed the meet, scoring an almost per- 
fect 9.5 on the balance beam. 

''Kristin had a beautiful set," 
Shiebler said. She later won the all- 
around with a 35.1. 

Following this game, the Min- 
utewomen's record was 2-5. 

As mid-season approached the 
gymnasts were faced with a paradox 
of sorts. Although the team contin- 
ued to improve mentally and phys- 
ically, their less than impressive 2-5 
record failed to show this. 

Unfortunately, their next game 
against the University of New Hamp- 
shire reflected this trend. 

"Overall, our performance against 
UNH was our best this season," 
Shiebler. "We hit our most routines 
and had our fewest breaks. But we 
went up against a better team." 

With the next four games, howev- 
er, the Minutewomen saw impressive 

Photos by Judith Fiola 

victories against Southern Connecti- 
cut University, Vermont, Rutgers and 

In the end, the UMass Minutewo- 
men placed fifth out of 10 at the At- 
lantic 10 Championship games. 

—John MacMiilan 










Sacramento St. 






Rhode Island 












New Hampshire 



So. Connecticut 















Atlantic 10 at 


URl 5th of 10 

Left: With UMass in the lead a Minutewoman 
positions herself for her next move on the 
balance beam. Below: Tricia Camus turns to 
smile after completing her routine. 

Women's Gymnastics/ 155 

Men's swim team 
continues winning streal^ 

Photo courtesy of Sports Information 

Front Row (L-R) Head Coach Russ Yarworth, Jim Kuhns, Matt Berg, Eric Bebchicl<, Roger Kennedy, 
Brian Vanasse, Mike Melanson, Will Riddeli, Owen McGonagle, Lee Graham, Fred Marius. Second 
Row Craig Hannenian, Pete Koback, Dan Hansen, Captain Rick Bishop, )im Fiannery, Will 
Kleschinsky, Assistant Coach Paul McDonough. Third Row Brian Mciver, Bob Tilton, Captain John 
Turner Mike Hoover, Mike Fischer, John Gardiner, Dave Eisenhower, Paul Hartnett, Assistant 
Coach' Drew Donovan. Back Row Dave Ehle, Jeff Piagret, Pete Chouinard, Scott Kessler, Ed 
Anthos, Mark Waters, Jim Boudreau, G. T, Ladd, Mike Gebauer. 

Coach Russ Yarworth has provided 
UMass with a men's swim team that 
has had a winning streak since De- 
cember 1984. Although this season 
was without six of 11 starters and an 
All-New England record-setter the 
winning streak continued for another 
undefeated season, 11-0. 

Yarworth had an exceptional re- 
cruiting year accepting 20 freshmen, 
15 of them knew each other before 
entering UMass. Returning to assist 
were former, team members Drew 
Donovan and Paul McDonough. Key 
swimmers were senior co-captains 
Rick Bishop and John Turner. 

A case of poor sportsmanship 
darkened the 1st home meet of the 
season. The University of New Hamp- 
shire withdrew from the competition 
trailing 91-41. UNH coach Frank Helies 
admitted ultimate defeat and lost to 
UMass 160-41. The win stretched the 
Minutemen's winning streak to 29 
dual meets and a record of 11-0 for 
the season. 

UMass placed fifth out of seven at 
the Atlantic 10's with a young team 
representing UMass. The remainder 
of the team rested up to compete in 
the New England Tournament. To- 

gether the Minutemen placed first out 
of 33 competitors. 

Six seniors are graduating from the 
squad but Yarworth is confident in 
the performance of the remaining 

— Kimberly Black 







Boston College 62 


Tufts 82 


Springfield 78 


Lowell 55 


Northeastern 61 


Amherst 82 


Williams 43 


Rhode Island 59 


Connecticut 71 


Vermont 78 


New Hampshire 41 

Atlantic 10 

Championships 5 of 7 

New England's 1 of 33 

Photos by Judith Fiola 
A UMass swimmer is poised to dive in a meet 
against Vermont. UMass won the event, 133 
to 78. 

A UMass swimmer is suspended in air during 
a dive in a meet against Vermont. 

156/Men's Swimming 

Women's swim team 
takes third at New Englands 

Photo courtesy of Sports Information 

Bottom Row (L-R) - Melissa Peters, Melissa Waller, Kelly . lenson, Pam Lovely, Katy Kreiger, Ellen 
Bent, Julie Wiikins. Second Row — Melissa McCarthy, Jean Cowen, Stephanie Meyer, Lisa Bernier, 
Patty Pike, Debbie Mullen, Margaret Cameron. Third Row — Head Coach Robert Newcomb, Kim 
Wiikins, Lori Carroll, Cathy Sheedy, Debbie Irwin, Andrea Baker, Noelle Southwick, Georgia Wood, 
Assistant Coach Kit Mathews, Top Row — Liz Peress, Melissa Wolff, Allison Uzzo, Cara Blake, 
Michele DiBiasio, Maura Skelley, Regina Jungbluth. 

For the second year in a row, the 
women's swim team took third place 
at the New England Division 1 and 2 
Conference Championships held at 
Springfield College. 

Finishing 40 points ahead of fourth 
place UNH, the Minutewomen's total 
of 570.5 points was surpassed only by 
the champion Maine and a strong 
Northeastern squad. 

After a rather so-so start of 5-4, the 
Minutewomen put it all together for 
the final three meets in the season by 
posting impressive victories over URI, 
UNH and Mount Holyoke. Finishing 
up the season with a record of 8-4, 
the Minutewomen went into the 
New England meets with the right 
frame of mind. 

At the New Englands, two top ten 
performers in the 500-yard freestyle 
were sophomore Kris Henson 
(5:18.50) and senior Allison Uzzo 

Capturing fourth place in the 800- 
yard freestyle relay was the quartet 

of Henson, Uzzo, Megan McCamy 
and Julie Wiikins. The time was 
8:12:28. Another fourth place finish 
was to be in store for the Minutewo- 
men when, in the 200-yard freestyle 
relay, the foursome of McCamy, Me- 
lissa McCarthy, Patty Pike and Melissa 
Wolff were clocked at a time of 

For third year coach Bob New- 
comb, it had to be a satisfying year as 
the Minutewomen, out of 15 teams at 
the championship meets, were able 
to take a hard-earned third place for 
the second consecutive season. 

—Kevin Casey 




























Boston College 






Rhode Island 



New Hampshire 



Mt. Holyoke 


New Englands 

3 of 15 

Photo by Judith Fiola 
A UMass diver reaches back to complete a 
rotation during one of her dives in a meet 
against Boston College. 

Women's Swimming/ 157 

Ski team displays their talents on the slalom 

The University of Massachu- 
setts ski team has been coached 
by Bill MacConneli for the past 
28 years. 

Each year the "team travels to 
area ski resorts to compete with 
other schools and consistently 
does well in the slalom races. 

Photos by Ed Ralicki 


Unfortunately, no informa- 
tion was available for this year's 

—John MacMillan 

Photos by Ed Ralicki 

Skiing/ 159 

Athletes' dedication earns them more than flashy recognition 

Take a look at the "Collegian" 
sports pages on any given day and 
there will be certain things you recog- 
nize. No matter the season, one can 
find on that page the familiar names 
of the high-scorers, the captains, or 
the starting lineup. They are the "he- 
roes" in a sense; their talent has 
earned them recognition and a 
chance to compete at perhaps the 
highest level of their sport. But one or 
two star players does not a team 
make. Any UMass coach will tell you 
that a team's success requires the 
practice, dedication and contribution 
of every team member. 

At UMass, there are 25 varsity ath- 
letic teams with approximately 200 
students participating in them. Of all 
these fine athletes, few get more than 
a listing in the sports pages or athletic 
brochures. But their contributions are 
every bit as important as the hero of 
the game or the leading scorer. They 
are the "unsung heroes", the "cheer- 
leaders", the "sparkplugs", or the qui- 
et leaders who contribute not by 
scoring the most points or having the 
best times, but by being consistently 
"there" for the team in attitude and 
performance and always giving 110% 
for the good of the team. 

Coach Dick Garber of the men's 
lacrosse team points to three players 
on his 1986-87 squad who have been 
heroes unsung during the past sea- 
son. Senior co-captain Neal Cunning- 
ham, junior Glenn Stephens and 
sophomore Chris Zusi have contribut- 
ed quietly to the Gorillas' success this 
season while remaining little-known 
outside lax circles. 

Cunningham, Garber said, has 
been a "solid player" in his four sea- 
sons at UMass, and a "real force" for 
the Gorillas. Garber describes "Fuzzy" 
as an "excellent offensive and defen- 
sive midfielder," who is a team leader 
in a quiet way, leading by example. 
The Syracuse, NY native is an "out- 
standing person both on and off the 
field," who does not fit the stereoty- 
pical "jock image". A Political Science 
major who graduated this spring, Neal 
hopes to eventually attend law 

Glenn Stephens is a Sport Manage- 
ment major from Concord, Mass who 
was elected co-captain for next year's 
team and is on the final ballot for All 
America consideration. Garber de- 
scribes Stephens as the type who 

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"doesn't show up in the statistics," 
but is "absolutely a force" in the Goril- 
la defense. Chris Zusi, a Liberal Arts 
major from New Jersey is "one of the 
fastest kids on the team," Garber said, 
which made him "outstanding" in 
speciality situations this season. 

The womens soccer team had an- 
other typically successful season, 
making it to the first round of the 
NCAA Championships in North Caro- 
lina. Coach Kelekeni Banda cites one 
walk-on freshman as that team's un- 
sung hero. 

Sara Szetela from Chicopee, Mass 
came from "not having much of a 
chance to be a force" on this year's 
team to, someone who "made her- 
self an important member of the 
team". "I didn't give her a prayer," 
back in August, Banda admits, but de- 
scribed Sara as a "fighter" who never 
gave up. Sara didn't get much playing 
time, but still showed a "very good 
attitude". She contributed the win- 
ning penalty shot in UMass' double- 
overtime win against UConn, proving 
that "there is hope for" others willing 
to work as hard as she does. He add- 
ed that her hard work and never- 
give-up attitude have him "looking 
forward" to her return next season. 

Another one of Banda's charges, 
on the womens track team is Shana 
Smith of Acton, Mass. As a freshman, 
Shana ran the fastest mile at UMass 
since 1982 with a time of 4:36 that 
also captured for her a New England 
Championship. A walk-on "with no 
heavy duty background in track," 
Banda said Shana is an "unbelievable" 
athlete. She "never missed a practice, 
learns fast and gives you everything", 
and also predicted that Smith will 
"break some records" before she 
leaves UMass. 

Coach Bob Newcomb of the wom- 
ens swimming team said he "could fill 
a whole team of Margaret Camerons" 
and be very pleased. A "utility player" 
who was "called on to swim a load of 
stuff" this season, Cameron is "never 
one that's received a lot of press" but 
always "scores points, swims well and 
cheers others on". Cameron will be 
retuning as a senior majoring in Pre 
Education. The Hanson, Mass native is 
a "hard worker" whose "dedication is 
something that a lot of people look 

"He's not a great swimmer, but he's 
a great swimmer," said men's swim- 

ming coach, Russ Yarworth, about his 
unsung Jim Boudreau. Yarwouth attri- 
butes Jim's "spirit, dedication, attitude 
and hardwork" to earning him the 
Minuteman Award, given out each 
season by Yarwouth to the student 
who shows those qualities as well as 
going "above and iaeyond what you 
would expect of a student athlete". 
"At every meet, Jim tries his hardest". 
A Political Science junior who will be 
next year's captain, Yarwouth pre- 
dicts that Jim "will do well" in the fu- 
ture and will "probably be governor 
of the state someday." 

With 115 players, it is hard to single 
out one or two men who have gone 
unsung during the season. So head 
football coach Jim Reid selected an 
entire team of them. They are called 
the "Look Squad" because they play 
against the starters in practice and 
"give the looks of the other teams." 
The starters "dedicate every game to 
those guys," who know that they are 
never going to play in a game, but 
stick with it for "a true love of the 
game". Each week, a Look Player of 
the week is chosen Reid said, and 
added that the Look Squad is a "great 
example" of men dedicated to the 


Photo by Judith Fiola 

Ron Gerlufsen named Wilbert Hicks (33) as one of 
the men's basketball team's unsung heroes. 

team and the sport. 

Mens varsity basketball coach Ron 
Gerlufsen named two of this year's 
players who don't play much but 
who have "really given a lot to our 
program" as this season's unsung 
players. Billy Hampton, a graduating 
HRTA student from Worcester, Mass 
is a hard worker who is "really out 
there for the sake of the team," and 
his teammates "really respect how 
hard" Billy works in practices. Wilbert 
Hicks, a junior HRTA major from New 
Haven, Connecticut "worked very 
hard for our team." Wilbert is "one of 
the hardest working players I've 
coached" who will be looked up to as 
"one of our leaders next year." 

For the womens team, it has been 
not so much her athletic ability, but 
other qualities such as "leadership, in- 
telligence, attitude and maturity," that 
prompts Womens Baketball Coach 
Jack Leaman to hail senior co-captain 
Mary Marquedant as his unsung hero. 
As a walk-on, Marquedant used her 
ability and court savvy to work her 
way into the starting lineup, and 
helped the team to its first winning 
season in five years. Certainly not one 
of the "most talented" players he's 
coached, Leaman points out that 
Marquedant has "got more out of her 
abilities" than most players he has 
coached including 13 years as the 
UMass men's coach. The Sports Man- 
agement major from Hopkinton, 
Mass is a winner of the team's Ma- 
roon and White Award given by Lea- 
man to the outstanding "team play- 

"Someone who is always there" 
and who "gets stuck doing all the oth- 
er things" that need doing is how 
mens gymnastics coach Roy Johnson 
describes his unsung assistant coach 
of the past two years. Ken Dougherty. 
In choosing to stay at UMass and help 
out the team, Dougherty sacrificed 
finishing his master's degree early and 
higher paying positions, according to 
Johnson; but C)ougherty said he feels 
he "has to be there" for the team as 
coaches were there in the past for 
him. Dougherty helps the team with 
their skills, plans workouts, starts 
practices, handles finances for road 
trips, contributes new ideas, and even 
built the awards platform for the East- 
ern Tournament, all which helped 
bring the program up to first class. A 
1985 graduate of UMass, Dougherty 
recently completed his degree and 
hopes to coach gymnastics at the col- 
lege level. 

Sue Carney is not the kind of gym- 
nast "who makes judges go wild," ac- 
cording to her coach Chuck Shiebler, 
but the sophomore is very consistent 
"in performance, moods, attitude, 
practice and in maintaining a good 
healthy body," which is very impor- 
tant in womens gymnastics. 

Sue gives a "year round" commit- 
ment to gymnastics while simulta- 
neously maintaining the "light, easy- 
going" manner of a person who 
''doesn't complain at all," said 
Shiebler. While he admits that Carney 
is not the "superstar," he would al- 
ways "turn to her for consistency". 
She is "very talented" and a "super 
person to coach". Carney's drive to 
improve herself has been "keeping 
the starting lineup on its toes," this 
season and Shiebler feels that the Le- 
gal Studies major from Braintree can 
only "continue to get better." 

Junior volleyballer Cheryl Alves 
earnes coach Elaine Sortino's recogni- 
tion because she "never started, nev- 
er missed a day of practice, and her 
attitude, work ethic and unbelievable 
team senses," made her one of the 
main reasons the team finished third 
in the Athletic Ten Conference — 
"the strongest volleyball conference 
east of the Mississippi" — in only their 
first season in it. 

The Physical Education major from 
Orleans, Mass was a "total team play- 
er .. . unsung isn't the word" to de- 
scribe her, Sortino said. She is the type 
of player who does what you ask of 
her, will get the job done and who 
also possesses a "great insightfulness" 
of the team. 

Also the Softball coach, Sortino 
named another "total team player", 
whose work and talent were unsung 
this season. Junior outfielder Leigh Pe- 
troski from Commack, NY has "not 
been given a starting role," but that 
has never affected her attitude or per- 
formance", Sortino said. Leigh is a 
player that will give "it everything 
she's got," even when she was in- 
jured, Sortino said. That dedication 
contributed to the team's Atlantic Ten 
Conference Championship this sea- 
son and has Sortino "looking for lead- 
ership" from the Economics major 
next season. 

Senior co-captain Franklin "Flicka" 
Rodman is "the most coachable per- 
son that I've come in contact with," 
according to men's tennis coach 
Manny Roberts. "He listens," Roberts 
said, he may not always agree with 
you but he listens. "You can count on 
Flicka to make every practice, every 

running session, every workout". The 
Brookline native possesses what Rob- 
erts calls a "one in a million personal- 
ity" who has only lost two of his 
matches this season. A recently 
graduated Psychology major, "Flicka 
is going to be missed" next season. 

Head Coach Dick Berquist de- 
scribes another player whose pres- 
ence will "definitely" be missed by 
coach and team; senior second base- 
man Rob Holiday. Rob has committed 
but one error in three seasons and is a 
two-year winner of the baseball 
team's award for "Determination, 
Sportsmanship and Courage," which 
is voted on by the team. Rob is a very 
steady player, very easy to coach and 
"very team orientated," Berquist add- 
ed, who was held in "high regard" by 
his teammates. Holiday is an HRTA 
major from Maplewood, NJ who 
helped the Minutemen finish third in 
the Atlantic Ten Conference this 

There you have it — just a few of 
UMass' many unsung athletes and 
coaches who help make its athletic 
program one of the best in the North- 
east. Their sportsmanship, dedication 
and attitude have earned them more 
than a lot of flashy recognition — it 
has earned them the respect of their 
teammates and coaches. To the 
graduated seniors — good luck; to 
those who will be back in the fall — 
keep the tradition going. 

—Trad Marrino 

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Despite Coach's worry, Gorillas 
have spectacular season 

Photos by Judith Fiola 
Above: Rob Codignotto is blocked by an opponent while cruising up the field. Below: Chris Zusi runs with the ball while fellow teammates wait at his 
beck and call. 

Aimost three weeks before the 
season began, men's lacrosse coach 
Dick Carber was worried that his 
men's season performance would 
suffer because inclement weather 
had forced the players to practice in- 
side far beyond the date the team 
usually heads outside. 

'This is the worst year we've had in 
eight or nine years," Carber said then. 
But, as their impressive 8-3 season re- 
cord indicates, Carber had nothing to 
worry about. 

After two disappointing pre-season 
scrimmages, the Corillas opened their 
regular season with an astounding 13- 
9 victory over Delaware. 

On April 5, the Corillas were hand- 
ed another victory when they faced 
Boston College. They easily won the 
tournament, 14-4. The team's re- 
markable winning streak continued 

for their next four contests, placing 
the team in seventh place, according 
to the United States Intercollegiate La- 
crosse Association poll taken in April, 
it wasn't until the Gorillas faced Army 
on April 2.5 that they suffered their 
first loss. 

in a tense match, the Corillas and 
their opponents battled it out into 
double-overtime until UMass 
dropped. !n the end, the Corillas lost 

Their subsequent 18-7 win against 
Dartmouth on April 29 put the team 
back on the right track. 

It was the large and enthusiastic 
crowd (approximatley 4,191 people) 
at McCuirk Alumni Stadium on May 2 
that gave the Corillas the shot they 
needed to beat Rutgers, 10-6, accord- 
ing to Carber 

For the game, the Corillas received 

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two goals each from senior attack 
Greg Cannella, senior midfielder Neal 
Cunningham and freshman attack- 
man Robert Codignotto. Kelley Carr 
and Tom Carmean also shared a goal 
each in the game. 

The win pushed the Gorillas' record 
to 8-1 and placed them in a prime 
position for a shot at the NCAA play- 

But the win against Rutgers was not 
easily taken. After the first quarter 
ended and nobody had scored, the 
destiny of the game lie only in the 
hands of fate. 

"I can't remember when a UMass 
team didn't score," Garber said after 
the game. "I was concerned because 
our offense was right there but our 
shooting was very mediocre." 

Rutgers was the first to score when 
the game resumed, but UMass soon 
paid them back with four goals to 
take a 3-1 lead at halftime. 

UMass took the third quarter, 6-2, 
and a series of incredible goals by 
Cunningham, Codignooto and Carr 
allowed UMass to assume the victory 
as the game ended. The University of 
Pennsylvania was the first team the 

Gorillas faced in the NCAA men's la- 
crosse tournament in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Unfortunately, Penn proved too 
quick for the Gorillas. UMass lost the 
game, 11-10. 

As Garber said, Penn was a tough, 
"Southern tiered team" who man- 
aged to acquire victories over sixth- 
ranked Navy and ninth-ranked 

Below: Chris Zusi scans the field for an open 
teammate. Bottom: Two UMass players run 
—John MacMillan side-by-side up the field. 

Photos by Judith fiola 

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Photo by Judith Fiola 

Right: Four players collide while lunging for 
the ball during a game against Syracuse Uni- 
versity. Above: Glenn Stephens charges up 
the field toward the goal in Alumni Stadium. 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

Photo courtesy of Sports Information 
Front Row (L-R) - Assistant Coach Guy Van Arsdale, John Jordan, Kelley Carr, Doug Musco, Tom Carmean, Neal Cunningham, Greg Cannella, Pat 
Cain, Glenn Stephens, Head Coach Dick Carber Second Row - Assistant Coach Tom Cafaro, Adam Rodell, David Avidon, Paul Ferullo, Brett )unks, 
)eff Salanger, Sal LoCascio, Shane Kielmeyer, Paul McCarty, Chris Tyler, Trainer Jim Laughnane. Third Row - John Gonzalez, Rob Codignotto, Kris 
Cuozzo, Eric Muench, Greg Collins, Tim Stewart, Scott Hiller, Chris Newman. Fourth Row - Jamie Bergan, Marc Feinberg, Chris Zusi, Tom Bonnet, 
Matt Woods, Rick Cadiz, Tony Martella, Gavin Valle, Tim Soudan, Assistant Coach Jeff Thomsen. 

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Left: Gavin Valle cruises up the field free from any 
interference from opponents. Below left: A UMass 
lacrosse player struggles among four opponents from 
Syracuse over control of the ball. Below: Neil Cunning- 
ham fires a shot at Rutger's goalie. 

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Men's Lacrosse/ 165 

Gazelles accomplish goals, 
despite minor setbacks 

Glancing at the spring 1987 score- 
card of the women's lacrosse team, it 
is evident that the team has talent. 
They ended their spring season with 
an impressive 9-5 record. 

But, the Gazelle's blend of youth 
and experience did not help them 
counter such polished game playing 
as displayed by Maryland, Temple 
and New Hampshire. 

As the 1987 season opened, Coach 
Pam Hixon gave her team one goal: to 
avert a late-season collapse and ob- 
tain a spot in post-season competi- 
tion. As the scores indicate, they ac- 
complished at least part of this goal. 

The Gazelles lost their season 
opener to Northwestern, 16-8, but 
came back with a win against James 
Madison on March 28. 

Their disappointing eight-point loss 

Photos by Judith Fiola 

to Maryland followed. Despite strong 
performances by all players, the Ga- 
zelles lost, 13-5. 

The team then racked up three 
consecutive wins against Yale, Boston 
College and finally Harvard. 

Unfortunately, the team's winning 
streak was broken by Temple on April 
12 when UMass lost the match, 12-4. 

They followed this loss, however, 
with a remarkable 7-0 shutout victory 
over Boston University. 

Hixon attributed this feat to a 
strong performance from her defen- 
sive line and goaltenders Pam Stone 
and Anne Scileppi. 

During the game, UMass em- 
ployed what has been called their 
version of the Steel Curtain. Senior 
co-captain Chris Kocot led the de- 
fense attack and juniors Amy Robert- 

son and Sheila Phillips assisted and al- 
lowed Temple only four shots. 

"We controlled the entire game, 
playing our man-to-man defense. We 
weren't letting them make any 
catches at all," assistant coach Patti 
Bossio said. 

Coach Hixon's second wish for a 
shot at the championships was almost 
granted after the Gazelle's 12-4 victo- 
ry over Dartmouth on May 1. 

But, on May 2, at the ECAC cham- 
pionship game, the Gazelles lost to 
the University of New Hampshire 
Wildcats, 6-5. 

"! don't know why we lost. I can't 
believe it. I thought for sure we were 
going to win," junior defenseman 
Amy Robertson said. 

At halftime, UMass held a slim 3-2 
lead. During the second half, howev- 
er, UNH exploded and blasted with 
four goals in a span of eight minutes. 

In response to the Wildcat's blister- 
ing attack, Lisa Griswold and Cathy 
Fuhrman stormed into a succession of 
free-position tallies, but their attempts 
to score were frivolous as UNH play- 
ers passed the ball adeptly between a 
storm of Gazelle defense. 

—John MacMillan 

Above Left: Becky Bekampis sets up for a 
pass. Above: Cathy Fuhrman turns to receive 
a dropped ball. 

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Top: Becky Bekampis cuts in front of her opponent while main- 
taining control of the ball. Above: Sue Murphy escapes from a 
pack of hungry opponents. Left: Sue Murphy pauses to take a 
look at the scoreboard. 

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Left: Becky Bekampis runs with the ball while 
trying to avoid her opponents. Below: Chris 
Kocot runs to intercept a pass. 

Photo courtesy of Sports Information 
Bottom Row (L-R) - Cathy Fuhrman, Ann King, Lynn Hartman, Ann Scileppi, Pam Stone, Sheila Phillips, Kym Brown, Helena Doto. Middle Row - 
Assistant Coach Lee-Anne Jackson, Karen Ravn,Usa Gnswold, Chris Kocot, Ginny Armstrong, Sue Murphy, Head Coach Pam Hixon. Back Row - 
Assistant Coach Patti Bossio, Emily Humiston, Becky Bekampis, Posy Seifert, Amy Robertson. 

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Above: Ann King bends to retrieve a dead 
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Minutemen honor retiring coach with 
22-16 record and berth at A- 10 

The University of Massachusetts 
baseball team honored retiring coach 
Dick Bergquist with an astounding 22- 
16 season record and a berth in the 
Atlantic 10 Conference champion- 

Surprisingly, the Minutemen's suc- 
cess came as a shock to a lot of peo- 

The team lost their first two games 
against Georgetown and San Diego 
University, but stormed back with a 
10-4 victory over the University of 
California at San Diego. 

Overall, the Minutemen lost five of 
their eight games on their trip to San 
Diego over Spring Break. However, 
they went on to win 15 of the next 
18, including an awesome 10-game 
winning streak. 

UMass finished 10-4 in the confer- 
ence, taking St. Joseph's in four 

games, Rhode island in two and beat- 
ing Rutgers three out of four times. 

Temple was the only team to get 
the best of the UMass players prior to 
the tournament, beating them in 
three out of four games. 

Some critics believe UMass' strong 
display of talent in their games against 
St. Joseph's, Rhode Island and Rutgers 
resulted from their penned-up frus- 
tration with being rained out several 
times during the season. 

However, Bergquist attributes the 
team's success to strong pitching and 
powerful hitting. 

"They were good victories. We 
had a tough ride, but the team played 
well. They were a couple of good 
wins," Bergquist said. 

Most of the success goes to several 
sophomore pitchers. Starters Dave 
Teigheder and Ken Greer and reliev- 

ers Don Strange and Jeff Richardson 
often kept the team going while a 
strong offense provided the lead. 

Prior to the Atlantic 10 champion- 
ships, the Minutemen encountered a 
disappointing loss to Harvard, 13-8. 

The loss dropped UMass to 19-13 

During the game, Bergquist threw 
all but his top three pitchers. But, as he 
states later, this strategy resulted in 
the loss. 

"Using so many pitchers interrupt- 
ed the flow of the game. I was afraid 
of that," he said. "But I was trying to 
prepare everyone for the Atlantic 

At the championships, the Minute- 
men won two out of four games. 
They tied Penn State, 10-10, and lost 
to West Virginia, 13-3. 

—John MacMillan 


Top Left: Coach Dick Bergquist stops to talk. 
The coach retired this season. Left: With the 
scoreboard looming in the background, a 
UMass pitcher winds up and lets the ball fly. 
Above: The UMass Minutemen come in from 
the field and head for the sidelines. 

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Left: the Minutemen's pitcher releases the ball on an oppo- 
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Front Row (L-R) — Head Coach Dick Bergquist, Del Mintz, Steve Aliard, Rob Holiday, Jay Zerner, 
Sean Flint, Steve Alien, Matt Sheran. Middle Row — Gary DiSarcina, Mike Owens, Dave 
Telgheder, Ken Greer, Dimitri Yavis, Don Strange, Jack Card, Assistant Coach Ray Cardinale. Back 
Row — Drew Seccafico, Mike Chambers, Dan Farrwell,Bill Meyer, Dean Borrelli, Steve Kern, 
Darrin O'Connor, Jeff Richardson. 


Left: Head Coach Dick Bergquist argues with 
an umpire over a call. Middle: Sean Flint bolts 
from home base after connecting with a 
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Hottest team in the region 
captures landmarl( 35-12 record 

Photos by Judith Fiola 

Undoubtedly, the University of 
Massachusetts softball team was the 
hottest team in the region this past 
season. The Minutewomen finished 
1987 with a landmark 35-12 record. 

Aside from winning its second A- 10 
titie, the team captured seven straight 
and 15 of their last 16 contests. 

The beginning of the season 
seemed to be nothing more than a set 
of unopened doors for the Min- 
utewomen. While other teams in the 
nation practiced outdoors, the Min- 
utewomen were confined to NOPE 
because of rainy weather. As a result, 
the team went headfirst into their sea- 
son with an untested pitching staff 
and an outfield that had seen real dirt 
only once during their pre-season 
practice run. 

But the rain proved to be a good 
omen for the team. The players re- 
turned from their annual Spring Swing 
in Florida with a 10-3 record and a first 
place ranking in the Northeast. 

Despite the' awful weather the 
team encountered when they re- 
turned, spirits remained high as they 
obtained major victories against 

Top: The Minutewomen's catcher gets ready for an Incoming pitch. Above: A Minutewoman 
watches homeplate and gets ready to run. 


Maine, Rhode Island, Tennple and St. 

As mid-season approached, UMass 
faced two losses against Penn State. 
But these losses were only secondary. 
At this point, the team wished to 
qualify for the A-10 tournament. 

A split with Rutgers on April 20 and 
21 put that possibility on the back- 
burner for a little while. 

What followed, however, was a re- 
markable 180-degree turn for the bet- 

"We needed to change the way 
we were going about things. We 

were content, but not hungry," 
Coach Elaine Sortino said. 

After a tough pep talk from Sortino, 
the Minutewomen stormed ahead 
with a new found intensity, capturing 
seven consecutive wins before losing 
to Adelphi on April 27. Had UMass 
won the game, a bid at the NCAA 
tournament might have been possi- 

—John MacMillan 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

Photo by Cynthia Orlowski 

Top: llene Freedman crouches to scoop a ground ball. 
Above: A UMass player takes a swing while fellow 
teammates look on. Left: Martha Jamieson bends to 
pick up the ball. 

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Front Row (L-R) — Lori Salvia, Debbie Cole, Paige Kopcza, Martha jamieson, Emily Bietsch, Carol Frattaroli, Chris Wanner, Head Coach Elaine Sortino. 
Middle Row — Manager Lori Bullock, Alison Forman, Traci Kennedy, Barb Meehan, Leigh Petroski, Jenny Krucher, Donna Crook. Back Row — llene 
Freeman, Karen More, Lisa Rever, Mary Duff, Chris Ciepela, Assistant Coach Gina LaMandra, Assistant Coach Anita Kubichka 

Photo by Cynthia Orlowslei 

Left: Lisa Rever takes a few practice swings before going up to bat. Above: A Minutewo- 
men stands poised to run during a game against Boston College. 

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Top: The Minutewomen take a break on the 
sidelines while they discuss future game strat- 
egy. Middle: Number 10 passes the ball to a 
fellow team member. Left: The Minutewo- 
men's pitcher winds up to release the ball 
during a game against B.C. 


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Second Row — Joe Hagan, Chris Axford, Larry Cuddy, Mike Johnson, Jim Chute, Paul Carr, Kerry Boyle, Jeff Clark, Dave LaPointe, Bob Kelnhofer, 
Mike Calderone, Head Coach Ken O'Brien. Third Row - Craig Moburg, Steve Tolley, Herb Heffner, Richard Tolman, Jim McDonnell, Garfield 
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Despite a rather poor showing in 
their first meet, the University of Mas- 
sachusetts men's track team went on 
to encounter several successful wins 
against New Hampshire, Maine and 
Rhode Island. The team finished their 
season with an honorable 5-3 record, 

in mid-season, the Minutemen 
faced a set of losses against Northeas- 
tern and Brown. However, they 
bounced back with a respectable 29- 
23 victory over Southern Connecticut 

The team also put in an appearance 
at the important Penn Relays. Wayne 
Levy and Kerry Boyle competed in 
the 5000-meter while Ferdie Adoboe 
attempted the triple jump. 

Levy clocked a 14:25.6, a time not 
fast enough to place, but good 
enough for his second best time in his 
UMass career. Boyle crossed the finish 
line in a time of 14:30.7, a personal 
best for the runner. 

Adoboe registered an eighth-place 

showing in the triple jump with a leap 
of 48 feet. 

The team made respectable show- 
ings at both the ElAA's (second of 18) 
and the New Englands (seventh of 

—John MacMillan 

178/Men's Track 

Injuries prevent desired success 

Photo Courtesy of Sports Information 

Front Row - (L-R) - Julia Ott, Sonja Vaughan, Pamela Huges, Kayla Morrison, Susan Goldstein, Kari Fleischmann. Melissa Golembewski. Middle Row 
- Head Coach Kalekeni Banda, Hope Jones, Tara Reece, Wendy Marshall, Alanna Gurwitz, Shana Smith, Assistant Coach Kurtis Pittman. Back Row - 
Carla DeSantis, Mary Ann Maciver, Julie Muccini, Karen Holland, Eileen Viglione, Amanda Norvell, Helen Balaouras, Lesley Fine. 







Dartmouth 88.5 


Springfield 73 


Smith Inv. 


Boston Coll Relays 


Penn Relays 



New Engiands 

2nd of 27 


BC Invitational 

Injuries and below average perfor- 
mances prevented the women's track 
team from acquiring the success 
coach Kalekeni Banda had hoped for 
at the beginning of the season. The 
team finished the season with a miser- 
able 02 record. 

The team suffered a major disap- 
pointment when they lost their first 
meet with Dartmouth, 88.5-37.5. 

Banda could not understand why 
his team was performing so poorly. 
But the fact that Kayla Morrison (a 
vital part of the relay team) was suffer- 
ing from an injury had a lot to do with 
it, he said. 

The Minutewomen also made mid- 
season appearances at the prestigious 
Boston College and Penn Relays. 

At the New Engiands, held on May 

1-2, the Minutewomen placed sec- 
ond out of 27. 

—John MacMillan 

Women's Track/ 179 

Weather washes out season 

The men's tennis team finished 
their 1987 season with a satisfactory 
record of 4-3. But it was the weather 
that contributed the greatest statistic. 

Five of the team's games were 
completely washed out because of 
inclimate weather and, according to 
head coach Manny Roberts, the team 
probably would have done better if 
the cancelled matches had been 

"I'm very pleased with the way ev- 
erybody played," Manning said, "but 
I'm sure our record would have been 
better if we played those games." 

The team opened their season with 
an upsetting loss against Hartford, 8-1, 
but followed with an impressive 8-1 
victory over Holy Cross. 

The highlight of the season, how- 
ever, was the team's 9-0 win over 
UConn on April 30. 

"The team never played better," 
Manning said. "I'm glad we won." 

Fine performances were also dis- 
played by all players at the Atlantic 10 

According to captain Fiicka Rod- 
man, "We made the big boys who 
are used to walking all over us, sweat 
and swear." 

—John MacMillan 

Photo courtesy of Sports Information 

Front Row (L-R) — Mike Tofias, Rich Nieboer, Humberto Soto, Gary Goodman, Chris Johnson, 
Back Row - Coach Manny Roberts, Franklin Rodman, John Marlowe, Brian Cable, Joe 
Desormiers, Jon DeKlerk. 












St. John 



Holy Cross 
Rhode Island 










Atlantic 10 

6 of 10 




Central Conn. 



Photo by Clayton lones 
These two tennis players practice their game on the courts near Tobin. 

180/Men's Tennis 

Scores do not reflect talent 

Luckily, scores do not necessarily 
reflect team talent. 

The women's tennis team is 
abound with major talent, but the 
scores from their 1987 season do not 
illustrate this. The Minutewomen 
ended their season with a miserable 
1-6 record. 

The team was battered in their first 
two matches, 9-0, against Connecti- 
cut and Providence. 

The April 11 match against Provi- 
dence started off slowly, but the Min- 
utewomen improved as each match 
wore on. 

Judy Mclnis, the team's captain, at- 
tributed their loss to mental problems. 

"1 played real tentative, my strokes 
were stronger but I still had the mental 
problems," she said. 

Coach Deedie Steele added, "it 
hurts coming from a losing season be- 
cause it puts too much pressure on 
the players to win." 

The Minutewomen won their next 
match against Bates, 7-2. Of the four 

games that were played, the Min- 
utewomen were 2-2 with Anne Marie 
Pelosky and Kim Brater winning their 
first matches of the year. 

Unfortunately, poor weather cut 
the Minutewomen's season short. 

—John MacMillan 












Atlantic 10 


Above Center: Anne Marie Pelosky returns a 
serve. Above: A Minutewoman moves into 
position to return a shot. Left: Tennis is a 
game of great agility and poise. 

Photos by Clayton Jones 

Women's Tennis/ 181 

Intramurals Program Introduces two new sports 

Photo courtesy of the Collegian 
Frisbee is a popular club sport on campus. Zoo Disc Is the men's club while Zulu is the women's. 

Walter Hatrford blocks the ball at the net 


Photo by Judith Fiola 

Photo by Clayton )ones 

Crew teams train year round. NOPE gym provides space in wliich to practice. 

Sports teams undoubtedly have a 
strong following at UMass. They offer 
students a chance to break free from 
the routine of study for a while and 
engage in some tension-releasing fun. 
But not all students want to commit 
themselves to the grind of grueling 
practices at 5 a.m. and possible land- 
slides in grade-point averages. That's 
why the Intramural Program exists. 

The Intramural Program has many 
facilities, and offers a wide variety of 
sports for both men and women. 

In all, it was a good year for Intra- 
mural sports. Zulma Garcia, assistant 
director of the Intramural Program, 
said they had the largest season for 
special-event sports. 

This year's highlights include tne 
Turkey Trot, laser tag and ice hockey. 

The Turkey Trot is a cross-country 
run that is held near Thanksgiving. As 
the name suggests, the runners com- 
pete for turkeys. This year, extra tur- 
keys were awarded to the last place 
finisher and the second-place men's 

This marks the second year of the 
Turkey Trot and, according to Garcia, 
it went more smoothly than last year. 

Laser tag, a new game to the pro- 
gram, this year was very successful as 
well. This co-recreational sport con- 
sists of two men and two women per 
team. The object is to play "tag" with 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Crew members prepare to put a boat in the river. 

Photo by ludith Fiola 

Co-rec volleyball was quite popular this year. Boyden's main gym provides room for many games 
to be played simultaneously. 


Intramurals continued . . 

new electronic laser guns aiming at a 
receiver attached to each participant. 

UMass was one of several schools 
across the country askeci to play the 
game. To begin with, ,1 iournament 
was held at the University to deter- 
mine a champion team. Afterwards, 
the champions went to the regional 
competition at Northeastern. The 
UMass team was victorious, taking 
the regional championship title and 
then embarked on an all-expense 
paid trip to the national champion- 
ships in Los Angeles. 

At the nationals, UMass won the 
first round, but was eliminated in the 
semi-finals by a team from Seattle. 
Had they won, the prize would have 
been a trip to New York City to party 
with MTV on New Year's Eve. 

Ice hockey competition returned 
to UMass this season for the first time 
since the varsity team disbanded in 
1972. UMass obtained some prime 
skating times at Amherst College, Orr 
Rink, the Greenfield Area Public Skat- 
ing Rink and the Lord Jeffrey Rink. But, 
ice hockey was not the only sport to 
be brought back to UMass. 

Photos by Michael Chan 

Two UMass intramural hockey players charge at the net. The shot was saved by the goalie. 

This was the first year in a long time 
that co-recreational gymnastics has 
been offered. 

A\ccording to Garcia, this year the 
ntramurals Program attempted to 
recognize not just the champions. In 
the past, just winners received a tee- 
shirt. This year, however, the second, 
third and fourth place finishers were 
awarded painters caps in recognition 
of their efforts. Like the more popular 
teams such as Softball and volleyball, 
many teams are eliminated before 
narrowing down to the final four. It is 
an accomplishment in itself to get to 
the final four and the Intramurals Pro- 
gram wanted to reward the effort in 
some way, according to Garcia. Al- 
though the token was small and bare- 
ly compensation for losing the tour- 
nament, she said nobody gave the 
caps back. 

— Judith Fiola 

Lacrosse is one of the more popular intramural sports. Above, a UMass player attempts to block a 
shot fired by an opponent. 


Photo by Michael Chan 

A swimmer looks exasperated and braces himself as he plummets toward the water during one of the intramural swim team's practices. 



Photo by ludith Fiol 

New Editor, Cathy Mahoney, prepares to cover the lateS 




The 1986-87 academic year will undoubtedly go 
down as one of the most newsworthy years in 
UMass history. 

From the beginning of the school year, UMass 
was all over national headlines. In October, what 
has been labeled as a "racial-brawl" attracted 
widespread media attention and unfortunately, 
tagged the University with a negative image in the 
eye of the public. Included in this year's news 
section, is a story on the riot and a review of 
Mookey Wilson and Marty Barrett's post-riot 
speech to students and faculty. 

Also included is a recount of the CIA protests and 
the controversial trials of Abbie Hoffman and Amy 
Carter that followed. But local issues are not the 
scope of our coverage. Stories on the Iran-Contra 
scandel, the PTL scandel as well as the Grammy and 
Emmy awards appear in this section. 

In addition, we included a special feature, 
reviewing the major and not-so-major news events 
of the past four years. The article was done for pure 
entertainment and should enlighten and rekindle 
some memories at the same time. 

AP Photo 

Julius Erving, better known as "Dr. J.," announces his re- 
tirement from the Philadelphia 76ers this year. Erving is a 
recent UMass graduate. 

Photo by Michelle Segall 

Anti-gay activist, Paul Cameron, returned to campus this year to give two presentations. The controversy over his presence prompted extra security 
and limited attendance. 

News/ 187 


Sept. 6th: UMass football wins opener 
against James Madison University. 

Sept. 11th: Dow Jones Index falls 86.6 
points, the largest one-day drop in stock 
market history. 

Sept. 15th: President Reagan announces 
federal employees drug testing program. 

Sept. 25th: The Tax Reform Bill passes, 
invoking the most sweeping tax changes 
in years. 

^^T hey may have built with bricks 

' and mortar, but we renovated 
with sweat and pride," remarked 
Roger Cherwatti, director of Mass 
Transformation, the ongoing project 
to refurbish the Tower Library. 

During the weekend of Sept. 27th, 
a special effort was made by over 
3,500 volunteers, including students, 
parents, faculty and many others 
from the region to redesign the 26- 
story structure. 

The participants painted walls, 
swept corridors, and dusted off the 
countless volumes throughout the 
Tower. Others helped with landscap- 
ing outside the building. Volunteers 
worked in shifts during the day, and 
some even contributed an entire 
afternoons worth of repairs and im- 

By the end of the weekend, orga- 
nizers noted that over 95 percent of 
the planned restorations had been 

Many students commented on the 
new design of the library, noting the 
vast changes that has been made dur- 
ing the summer. While some felt that 
the "new" library was a bit confusing 
at first, most seemed to agree that the 
resources were more organized and 
accessable. In addition, people ob- 
served that the interior appearance of 
the library had been much improved. 

AP photo 

Activist Winnie Mandela, wife of jailed SNC leader Nelson Mandela, meets with Coretta Scott 
King in Soweto. 

Many Southwest residents awoke 
on Friday Sept. 19th to find there 
was no water in their dorms. This was 
the result of a rupture in a ten-inch 
section of an underground pipe out- 
side of the Emerson low-rise. 

Emerson, as well as James, Melville, 
Thoreau, and some floors of Coolidge 
and Kennedy towers, was left water- 
less for some time that day. A similar 
break in an adjacent pipe late Thurs- 
day night left the Hampshire Dining 
Commons without water most of Fri- 

The two breaks called for a campus 
wide water alert for Friday and parts 
of Saturday so the water levels could 
return to normal. In the end a few 
buses and floors were left unwashed. 

What is 6'1" tall, covered with 
black bristles, has skin that turns 
to muck, and packed movie theaters 
early this fall? That was Jeff Goldblum, 
who played scientist-turned-insect 
Seth Brundle in the smash remake of 
the 1953 film. The Fly. 

Movie goers all over the country 
delighted in this special-effects romp 
that masked a subtle undercurrent of 
a love story. 

Gina Davis co-starred as Veronica, 
the unlucky lady in love with the me- 
tamorphisizing man. 

Critics praised the film not only for 
its amazing special effects, but also for 
the emotional depth of the plot. 

Other movies popular around cam- 
pus this fall were Aliens, Crocodile 
Dundee, and Children of a Lesser 


American journalist Nicholas Dani- 
loff was released from a Moscow 
prison on Sept. 12 after being held for 
thirteen days on espionage charges. 

Daniioff, a reporter for U.S. News 
and World Report, was arrested on 
Aug. 30 on the streets of Moscow 
after an acquaintance handed him an 
envelope which was supposed to 
contain news clippings. In fact, the 
envelope held photos and maps of 
Soviet military operations around the 

The arrest was viewed as a Soviet 
reaction to the FBI arrest of Gennadiy 
Zakarov, an accused Soviet spy who 
was apprehended on a New York 
City subway platform. 

As part of an agreement between 
the United States and Soviet Union, 
Zakarov was freed from a New York 
jail into the custody of the Soviet Em- 

This decision followed nearly two 
weeks of intense negotiations be- 
tween the superpowers. The event 
concluded with a hastily-called sum- 
mit meeting of both countries' leaders 
in October. 

As Daniioff said in his exclusive U.S. 
News and World Report recap of the 
ordeal," I was a pawn in a superpow- 
er game of strategy and will. I was 
manipulated into movements of 
hopeless despair, physical nausea, 
and even good feelings about some 

AP photos 

Arab terrorists raided this Istanbul synagogue on Sept. 6, killing 20 worshippers during a 

of my captors." 

He went on to say, "I learned first- 
hand what every Soviet citizen knows 
— that an individual is helpless in the 
grip of the KGB. And I experienced 
what every American should know 
and too seldom appreciates — that in 
our own system the rights of the indi- 
vidual do matter." 

In a brief statement immediately 
following his release, Daniioff grate- 
fully acknowledged President Reagan 
and General Secretary Gorbachev for 
coming to the accordance. He espe- 
cially mentioned the American sup- 
port that he was so thankful for. 

"Because the American govern- 
ment and American people rallied to 
me and stood firm for me, I am a free 
man today," he said. 

Terrorism was the word during the 
month of September. Cities such 
as Karachi, Istanbul, and most notably 
Paris were gripped with fear as the 
never-predictable wave of bombings 
and hijackings echoed throughout Eu- 
rope and the Middle East. 

Bombs, homemade and vicious. 

containing makeshift shrapnel, such 
as nails and razor blades, exploded 
around Paris on six different occasions 
in September. More than eight peo- 
ple were killed and over 150 were 
wounded in the blasts that occurred 
in densely populated regions of the 

The terrorists ridiculed efforts by 
Parisian officials to tighten security by 
planting bombs at City Hall and Police 

The group responsible for the ex- 
plosions threatened more strikes un- 
less a fellow terrorist was set free. 

In Karachi, Pakistan, a Pan Am"flight 
was seized by Arabic gunmen who 
later opened fire on the 390 passen- 
gers and crew, killing 18 and wound- 
ing over 100 innocent victims. 

Terror also struck in Istanbul, where 
rebels stormed a popular synagogue 
and killed over 20 worshippers in a 
barage of gunfire. 

The world shuddered during Sep- 
tember as the relentless violence con- 

—Cathy Mahoney 

Nicholas Daniioff was held for thirteen days 
in a Moscow KGB prison. 

September/ 189 

Noteworthy . 

Elie Wiesel is honored with the Nobel 
Peace Prize. Wiesel is a Nazi Holocaust 

A massive earthquake in El Salvador claims 
400 lives and leaves approximately 6,000 

On October 9th, the world waited 
anxiously for news of a negotia- 
tion at the hastily-called summit 
meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland. 

What was yet another optimistic 
attempt at an arms-deal between the 
United States and Soviet Union 
turned out to be a major political flop 
as a discouraging stalemate was an- 

During the early meetings between 
President Reagan and Premier Gorba- 
chev, however, a "sweeping" arms 
control negotiation was almost se- 
cured. This deal would have included 
large cuts in strategic nuclear weap- 
ons and an abandonment of Europe- 
an-based missies. 

Unfortunately, this arms agreement 
would have included Gorbachev's 
plan of restricting Reagan's Strategic 
Defense Initiative, or "Star Wars" de- 
fense program. 

Reagan's refusal to accept Gorba- 
chev's proposal in the issue led to a 
fast breakdown of negotiations and 
both leaders left Iceland with deep 
feelings of disappointment. 

The President justified his decision 
not to budge on the issue in a confer- 
ence following the summit. "Gorba- 
chev's plan," he said, "insisted that 
we sign an agreement that would 
deny to me and to future presidents 
for 10 years the right to develop, test, 
and deploy a defense against nuclear 
weapons for the people of the free 
world. That 1 could and would not 

The Psychadelic Furs appeared at 
the Fine Arts Center, October 1. 
This performance marked the begin- 
ning of the 1986-7 UPC Concert sea- 

Scheduled to begin at 8:00 pm, 
many fans arrived between 6:30 and 
7:00 pm. 

The opening act was the Vels, a 
talented young band. 

The house roared when the Furs 
made their first appearance on stage. 
"Heartbeat" was the first song they 

The Furs played hits from all of their 
albums. They also included four or 
five songs from their latest album, re- 
leased later that month. 

Lead singer, Richard Butler, and the 
rest of the band gave their fans a 
spectacular concert amidst the daz- 
zling light show and other special ef- 

In Bowker Auditorium on Oct. 1, 
Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Robert 
Mugabe received an honorary doctor 
of laws degree from the University. 

Mugabe, a prominent leader in 
southern Africa and chairman of the 
101-member Non-Aligned Move- 
ment, addressed a large audience on 
a variety of South African issues. 

He voiced his approval of divesti- 
tute from South Africa by saying, "It is 
gratifying that this University, along- 
side other similar institutions in this 
country, have taken steps to disinvest 
in South Africa." 

After receiving his honorary doc- 
torate, the doctoral hood was placed 
over Mugabe's shoulders by Maka- 
ziwe Mandela, graduate student and 
daughter of South African rights activ- 
ist Nelson Mandela. 


AP Photo 

President Reagan and Premier Gorbachev relax in Rekjavik, Iceland during the impromptu summit 

In what was surely one of the most 
exciting series ever, the "amazin' " 
New York Mets captured the World 
Championship of Baseball for 1986. 
The Boston Red Sox proved worthy 
competition, but were beseiged with 
errors and just couldn't shake the die- 
hard Mets. 

The Series started off well for the 
Sox with seemingly effortless wins in 
the first two games. The major forces 
behind the team were pitcher Roger 
Clemens, and hitting powerhouses 
Jim Rice and Marty Barrett. Then the 
series moved to Boston where the 
New Yorkers evened the score with 
the Sox. Especially exciting was game 
four, where the Mets, losing by three 
runs, rallied behind base hits and field- 
ing errors to an incredible victory. 

Back at Shea, the Mets, with a little 
added luck from aerialist Michael Ser- 
gio, who parachuted into the stadium 
at the start of game seven, finished off 
the Sox to the delight of the New York 

Notable Mets players during the se- 
ries were fielder Mookie Wilson, 
catcher Gary Carter and MVP third- 
baseman Ray Knight. 

AP Photos 

Gary Carter, Ray Knight, and other Mets team members celebrate before an ecstatic Shea 
Stadium crowd after winning the World Series. 

The 1986 World Series was prob- 
ably the most unforgettable event 
of October. Immediately following 
the final game. New Yorkers and Mets 
fans cheered from windows every- 
where around campus. Celebrants 
poured onto the Southwest pyra- 
mids, and frustrated Bostonians tried 
feverently to avenge the loss by clash- 
ing with the ecstatic New York fans. 
Then, the situation escalated into an 
incident that would not be easily for- 

Called the "World Series Brawl" or 
the "Southwest Racial Riot," it began 
during the expected post-game cele- 
bration on the pyramids. Fights erupt- 
ed and grew into a mob of whites that 
reportedly assaulted an uninvolved 
black youth while security stood 

The incident drew national atten- 
tion as existing racial tensions on cam- 
pus were brought to focus. Contro- 
versy and outrage exploded as the 

issues were dealt with in newspapers, 
during lectures, and in the form of 

Judge Frederick A. Hurst was as- 
signed to the case as investigator and 
published a detailed report of the inci- 
dent and trial, which resulted in the 
expulsion of one student 

For UMass, the incident created a 
sense of uneasiness and became an 
embarrassing mark on this reputedly 
liberal institution. 

— Cathy Mahoney 

Joan Rivers, concluding the premier of her 
late night talk program, "The Late Show". Her 
guests for the first show were Elton John, Pee 
Wee Herman, and Cher. 

October/ 191 

Noteworthy . . . 

Nov. 4th; Midterm election resulted in a 
Democratic victory as they assumed ma- 
jority in the Senate and fostered their 
power in the House. President Reagan re- 
marked that despite the big win he would 
continue his set agenda over the next two 
years, and spoke of cooperation with the 
100th Congress. 

This month, a controversy arose in Wash- 
ington D.C. that would mar the credibility 
of the Reagan administration in the eyes 
of many. Dubbed the Iran-Contra scandal, 
the concern focused on alleged arms- 
deals with Iranian moderates to negotiate 
hostage releases. 

He never won an Oscar for his per- 
formances. Only in 1970 was he 
formally recognized for his lifetime 
achievements. But a Hollywood with- 
out the grace and carefree debonair 
of Gary Grant seems unimaginable. 

The elegant actor who had starred 
in so many Hollywood classics died in 
Davenport, Iowa on Nov. 21. 

Grant performed in 73 productions 
that spanned from 1932 to 1966, in- 
cluding such mem.orable films as 
North by Northwest, Bringing up 
Baby, and his final release, Wall< Don't 

He was born the son of a garment 
worker in Bristol, England in 1906. Lat- 
er, he became famous for his ease as 
an aristocrat, and was admired the 
world over. 

Grant once said about his suave im- 
age, "I pretended to be somebody 1 
wanted to be, and 1 finally became 
that person, or he became me." 

Grant married five times. Some of 
his famous wives included heiress Bar- 
bara Hutton and actress Dyan Garroll, 
who subsequently gave birth to his 
only child. 

He starred with such leading ladies 
as ingrid Bergman, Katherine Hep- 
burn, and Mae West throughout his 

The quintessential romantic and 
icon of our era, Gary Grant leaves a 
legend that can never be challenged. 

Photos by Clayton Jones 

Mookie Wilson (left) of the N.Y. Mets and Marty Barrett (right) of the Boston Red Sox speak to a 
crowd of students and faculty following the post-World Series race riot. The speech was titled 
Sports and Social Responsibility. 

AP Photo 

Actor Gary Grant holds actress Ingrid Bergman during filming of one of the many films in which he 
starred. Grant died on Nov. 21. 


Photo by Judith Fiola 

Hundreds of students surround Munson Hall during the Nov. 24 anti-CIA rally. Nearly 50 students 
were arrested during the protest. 

Does the CIA have the right to re- 
cruit at the University of Massa- 
chusetts? This question was the 
source of enormous controversy on 
campus during November. 

Students who opposed CIA re- 
cruitment protested loudly through- 
out the month, stating that the orga- 
nization is composed of "murderers" 
who "clearly violate international 
law" by participating in covert oper- 
ations around the world. Many pro- 
testers were Radical Student Union 
members and sympathizers. 

The turmoil began when 
leftwinged students gathered at the 
University Career Center on Nov. 13 
to conduct a "vigil" while a CIA repre- 
sentative held information sessions in- 
side. The situation escalated into a re- 
fusal to allow the recruiter to enter the 

Ki lilrlina 

The next day students again held a 
protest in the form of a sit-in at the 
Affirmative Action office in Whitmore 
Administration Building. 11 protesters 
were arrested by police but not be- 
fore they made seven demands re- 
garding recruitment. 

Although the administration ap- 
proved four of the demands, protests 
waged on. 

On Nov. 24th, hundreds of anti- 
CIA protesters stormed Whitmore, 
but found the building locked be- 
cause of the potential seige by radi- 
cals. The group then proceeded to 
take over adjacent Munson Hall, 
which they occupied for almost sev- 

en hours. 

Sixties activist Abbie Hoffman was 
on-hand to show support for the pro- 
testers, and was subsequently arrest- 
ed along with 50 others for trespass- 
ing and obstructing University busi- 

Police also arrested Amy Carter, 
daugher of former President Jimmy 

Argentine President Raul Alfonsin 
received an honorary Doctor of 
Laws degree from the University of 
Massachusetts on Nov. 21. 

The degree was in recognition of 
his leadership in Argentina and to em- 
phasize the University-Argentine Pro- 
gram, said Rick Shandor of the Office 
of Public Administration. 

UMass periodically conducts semi- 
nars and exchanges with Argentinian 
universities to foster development 
and expertise on issues involving the 
United States and Argentina. 

While at the university, Alfonsin at- 
tended a high-technology presenta- 
tion in the Graduate Research Center 
and later toured the 20,000 Argentina 
collection at the University library. 

In his convocation speech to about 
300 people, Alfonsin stressed the 
need for Latin American countries to 
adopt democratic governments. 

He also noted that many South 
American countries have been hurt 
by the East-West struggle. 

"Latin America has suffered painful 
experiences from those democratic 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

A student displays a sign in favor of CIA 
recruitment on campus. 

countries whose foreign policies are 
marked by the East-West conflict," he 

Father Joseph Quigley, who attend- 
ed the convocation, called Alfonsin's 
visit a brige between the US and Ar- 

The UMASS women's soccer team 
finished off a breathtaking season 
this month, advancing to the Final 
Four playoffs in NCAA Division 1 

Behind Kalekeni Banda's coaching, 
the powerful team completed one of 
their finest seasons with a 14-3-2 
record. UMASS was ranked second in 
the nation going into the champion- 

During the quarter final playoffs at 
Boyden, UMASS triumphed over 
UConn 1-0 in a tense game that con- 
cluded with a shootout to determine 
the winner. 

Team captains for the 1986 season 
were Kristin Bowsher and Monica 
Seta. Team All-Americans were Deb- 
bie Belkin and Beth Roundtree. 

—Cathy Mahoney 

November/ 193 

Noteworthy . . . 

A cease-fire takes effect in the Phillipines. 
President Corazon Aquino reached the 
agreement with communist-bacl<ed reb- 
els and marl<s the first time a cease-fire has 
occured in the Phillipines during the 17- 
year rebellion. 

Desi Amaz dies of cancer at age 69. He is 
best remembered as the zany husband of 
Lucy on the popular comedy series "I 
Love Lucy." 

Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager made 
aviation history this month when 
they completed a nine-day non-stop 
flight arouind the world in the experi- 
mental Voyager aircraft. 

Voyager broke every existing re- 
cord for unrefueled air travel. Special- 
ly planned and constructed by the pi- 
lots and a team of assistants, the drag- 
on-fly shaped aircraft is equipped 
with fuel storage compartments over 
most of the plane. 

Rutan and Yeager controlled Voy- 
ager from a 7-by-2 ft. cabin, de- 
scribed as a "telephone booth on its 
side". There they guided the history 
making aircraft around typhoons, 
through hostile airspace, and over 
high-turbulence areas toward Ed- 
wards Air Force Base in California. 

Although much of the flight went 
smoothly, things were not optimistic 
upon takeoff. Voyager's wings were 
so heavily laden with fuel that the tips 
dragged and prevented the plane 
from taking off almost the entire 
length of the runway. Onlookers 
feared the worst, but Voyager lifted in 
the air just 700 ft. short of disaster. 

The concept for the Voyager flight 
was decided over a luncheon in 1981 
when Dick Rutan sketched his ideas 
on a paper napkin. With support from 
manufacturers and private investors, 
Voyager became a reality. 

"Someday we may look back and 
see the Wright Brothers to the pre- 
sent as one generation of airplane. 



AP Photo 

Voyager sails over Bakersfiled, Cal. as It begins a round-the-world journey to break the record for 
the longest unrefueled air flight in history. 

and Voyager to the future as a sec- 
ond," remarked Walter Boyne, for- 
mer head of the Air Space Museum at 
the Smithsonian. 

The heated issue of CIA recruitment 
on campus and the rash of pro- 
tests it spurred climaxed at a large, but 
peaceful rally, on Dec. 4. At this dem- 
onstration anti-CIA protesters clashed 
with CIA supporters and free speech 

Conservative members of the 
community lined the ramp leading to 
Whitmore Administration building 
early that afternoon to protect the 
building from seige by the opposing 
group, who demonstrated against the 
CIA's appearance at UMASS. 

The anti-CIA protestors, led by 
Radical Student Union members, then 
congregated around the outside of 
Whitmore and exchanged insults 

with those on the ramp. Over 400 
students gathered for the rally, many 
carrying American flags and pro- 
American free speech banners. 

About an hour later, the anti-CIA 
demonstrators marched back to the 
Student Union, disgruntled at the 
failed takeover of the Administration. 

Immediately following the rally. 
Chancellor Duffey announced that a 
panel would be appointed to analyze 
the issue of recruitment and hold dis- 
cussions on CIA principles. 

The event concluded an explosive 
month of protests, firery dispute, and 
over 50 arrests stemming from differ- 
ences on the CIA question. 

— Cathy Mahoney 


While the Reagan administration 
was preoccupied with the Iran- 
Contra scandal, the Soviet Union an- 
nounced in December that it was 
freeing dissident Andrei Sakharov. 

Sakarov, a 65-year-old physicist 
and Nobel Peace Prize winner, was 
convicted seven years ago for speak- 
ing out against Soviet policies. He was 
living in the closed city of Gorky until 
his release. 

In a telephone call to Sakharov, So- 
viet leader Mikhail Gorbachev told 
him that it was time for him to "go 
back to patriotic work." After his re- 
lease, Sakharov returned to Moscow 
to resume his search at the Soviet A- 
cademy of Science. 

Some U.S. officials believe Gorba- 
chev released Sakharov to enhance 
his image as a peace-maker and to 
gain points against the Reagan admin- 
istration while it was imbedded in 

Others believe the Soviet Union re- 
leased him because he was in poor 
health and they wanted to avoid the 
type of bad publicity they received 
when dissident Anatoly Marchenko 
died in prison on Dec. 22. 

However, a friend of Sakharov's 
said that no conditions were attached 

to his release. But there was scepti- 
cism as to whether Sakharov would 
be able to speak on human rights is- 
sues. He reportedly felt downcast at 
the prospects for the human rights 

in addition to Sakharov, the Soviets 
released dissident Mustafa Dzhemi- 
lev, after 12 years of prison and exile. 
Another was allowed to travel to Lon- 
don to receive medical treatment. 

It appears that the release of the 
dissidents is part of a new Soviet at- 
tempt at openness when it comes to 
foreign policy. 

When Sen. Gary Hart met with 
Gorbachev in Mocow in early De- 
cember, the leader expressed his de- 
sire to come to an arms agreement 
with President Reagan. He also 
showed flexibility toward Reagan's 
proposed Star Wars defense pro- 
gram. Hart said. 

— John MacMillan 

AP Photos 

Andrei Sakharov speaks with reporters in his Mos- 
cow apartment after being freed from political ex- 

The Du Pont Plaza Hotel in San Juan engulfed 
with smoke during the tragic New Year's Eve 

Tragedy struck New Year's cele- 
brants in San Juan Puerto Rico Dec. 
31 when a fire raged through the Du 
Pont Plaza Hotel, killing 96 and injuring 
hundreds of vacationers and employ- 

The horror began when a blaze 
broke out in a densely packed casino 
on the second floor of the hotel. 
Smoke engulfed the area in minutes, 
and somehow the exit doors were 
locked. Those trapped inside became 
frenzied and some smashed a large 
window and jumped two stories to 

The smoke then entered a stairwell 
and poured upwards as guests fled 
for their lives. Many were overcome 
by the smoke or intense heat of the 
ascending fire. 

The hotel was filled to capacity for 
the holiday, and most vacationers 
were Americans. 

An investigation following the di- 
saster uncovered that the blaze was 
intentionally set by disgruntled em- 

ployees who were in the midst of a 
bitter contract dispute with hotel 

Page one of the 1986 Neiman-Mar- 
cus Christmas Catalog advertised 
perhaps the most lavish and unusual 
holiday gift ever. This was the perfect 
present for the fanciest of feline 
lovers everywhere; that is, for those 
willing to invest $2,800 in a pair of 
California Spangled Cats. 

This offbeat new breed of cats re- 
sembles spotted jungle cats at den- 
sized dimensions. Neiman-Marcus 
described the animals as coming in a 
variety of colors such as silver, gold, 
black and red, to compliment the 
most elegant surroundings. 

The trendy tabbies would be hand 
delivered on order at eight weeks old 
by breeder Paul Casey. 

— Cathy Mahoney 

December/ 195 


. . . great movies of '83 included: 
Tootsie, ET, Chandi . . . Barney Clark 
proved that life was possible with an 
artifical heart ... a New Bedford woman 
was gang-raped in a crowded bar . . . the 
Vietnam Memorial was unveiled in 
Washington, D.C. . . . Princess Grace, 
former actress Grace Kelly, died in a fiery 
car accident . . . AIDS became a national 
health concern . . . Valley Girls craze 
spread across the U.S. . . . John Beiushi 
died of cocaine-heroine overdose . . . 
NFL players went on strike . . . Eddie 
Grant and the B-52s rock U Mass . . . 

. . . Martin Luther King's birthday de- 
clared a national holiday . . . U.S. troops 
invade Grenada . . . Michael Jackson's al- 
bum. Thriller, broke records for sales . . . 
Geraldine Ferraro spoke at UMass as 
Democratic nominee for Vice-President 
. . . 146 Marines were killed in terrorist 
bombing in Lebanon . . . The Day After, 
a made for TV movie, showed millions 
the posible effects of a nuclear war . . . 
Jane Fonda marketed her video workout 
. . . UMass student, Yvette Henry, was 
accused of setting fires in Crampton 
dorm . . . Cabbage Patch Kids dolls were 
the most popular items for the holiday 
season; parents attacked each other in 
stores in order to buy the dolls for their 
kids . . . the Soviet Union and other East- 
ern Block nations boycotted the '84 
Summer Olympics in L.A. . . . Mary Lou 
Retton captured the gold medal in all- 
around gymnastics competition . . . Mar- 

World . . . Mikhail Gorbachev takes of- 
fice in the Kremlin . . . Clara Peller made 
famous the question, "Where's the 
Beef?" in a Wendy's commercial . . . The 
Drake in downtown Amherst, was 
closed . . . The Breakfast Club and St. 
Elmos's Fire were popular movies . . . 
Hurricane Gloria threatened to be a 
most powerful storm; classes were can- 
celled and students were encouraged to 
go home . . . Crack, a highly concentrat- 
ed and addictive form of cocaine, 
emerged on the drug scene ... TV 
show, Saturday Night Live, was once 

AP Laserphoto 

Debbie Armstrong took gold in the 1984 Olym- 

Soviet fighter aircraft shot down a K.A.L. 
passenger plane off the coast of Japan 
. . . Austrailia won the America's Cup, 
handing the U.S. its first loss in 125 years 

196/Past Four Years 

AP Laserphoto 

Cabbage Patch kids were once the toy to have. 

vin Gaye was shot by his father during an 
argument . . . Baby Fae was first human 
to receive a baboon's heart . . . Reagan 
was elected for a second term . . . the 
drinking age was raised from 20 to 21 . . . 
Indiria Ghandi was murdered by her 
Seikk guards . . . Happy hours were 
banned in Mass . . . the African Famine 
disaster received help from the world, 
when "Band-Aid" recorded Do They 
Know it's Christmasi' and when "USA 
for Africa" recorded We are the 

File Photo 

Gov. Michael Dukakis spoke at the 1987 com- 

again revamped with a new cast . , . 
Bruce Springsteen hit it big with his LP, 
"Born in the USA" ... the Italian cruise 
ship, the Achille Lauro, was hijacked, and 
one man, Leon Klinghoffer, was mur- 
dered in cold blood . . . Rock Hudson 
died of AIDS ... the "Cage"was re- 
opened after renovations were com- 
pleted . . . students protested the ad- 
ministration's take over of the SATF . . . , 


. . . The Space Shuttle Challenger ex- 
ploded in flight . . . the Chernobyl nucle- 
ar power plant in the Soviet Union emit- 
ted high doses of radioactivity over East- 
ern Europe during a melt-down . . . U.S. 
aircraft bombed supposed terrorist 


camp sites in Libya . . . The Cosby Show 
became one of the most successful sit- 
coms in TV history . . . Anti-gay activist, 
Paul Cameron spoke on campus . . . 
Class of '86 started work on "Mass 
Transformation" project by cleaning up 
the 12th floor of the Tower Library . . . 

were arrested for trespassing after taking 
over Munson . . . the UMass women's 
soccer team made the NCAA's Final Four 
for the fourth year in a row under the 
coaching of Kalekeni Banda . . . the Sovi- 
et Union released Andrei Sakharov, 
physicist and Nobel Peace Prize winner 
. . . Mrs. Corazon Aquino was named 
president of the Philippines after Presi- 
dent Ferdinand Marcos fled the Philip- 
pines for the U.S Conrail freight 

locomotives collided with an Amtrack 
passenger train outside Baltimore, killing 
16 people and injuring many more . . . 
contemporary artist, Andy Warhol, died 
. . . '^he Americans won back the Ameri- 
ca's Cup when "Stars and Stripes" de- 
feated "Kookaburra 111" of Australia . . . 
TV show. Moonlighting gained popular- 
ity among UM students . . . Mass. Gov. 
Michael Dukakis, announced intentions 
to run for the president's office 

actress in movie. Children of a Lesser 
Cod, won the Academy Award for Best 
Actress . . . Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke at 
the UMass Fine Arts Center ... US im- 
posed tarrifs on Japanese imports . . . 
Amy Carter, Abbie Hoffman were 
aquitted of all charges ... Jon Butcher, 
Patty Smyth, S.O.S. Band, and Southside 
Johnny appeared at annual spring con- 
certs . . . William Casey died . . . Gary 
Hart was forced to give up his dreams of 
becoming president . . . Twister craze hit 
UMass ... the USS stark was attacked; 
37 sailors were killed in the Persian Gulf 
. . . Oliver North is scheduled to testify in 
the Iran-Contra hearings — this July . . . 
— Cathy Mahoney 

File Photo 

Bill Cosby received an honorary degree in the 
spring of '86. 

the public became aware of the Iran- 
Contra issues . . . UMass awarded Zim- 
babwe's Prime Minister, Robert Mugabe, 
with an honorary doctor of laws . . . 
fights broke out after the World Series, 
when the N.Y. Mets defeated the Boston 
Red Sox . . . Gary Grant died . . . Mookie 
Wilson and Marty Barrett spoke to 
UMass community on the issue of Sports 
and Social responsibility . . . students 
took over Munson Hall in protest of CIA 
recruitment on campus . . . students 

File Photo 

Students protest aid for Contras. 

AP Laserphoto 

Sugar Ray Leonard recently won the 
heavyweight title. 

. . . custody of Baby M was decided in 
favor of her father, William Stern and his 
wife . . . Rev. Jim Bakker was involved in 
a PTL scandel . . . Marlee Marlin, deaf 

Past Four Years/ 197 

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Noteworthy . . . 

During the month of January, the North- 
east was battered with snowstorms that 
left the region blanketed with record 
amounts of snow. 

The storms canceled classes for students 
around most of the region, and school 
kids from Maine to Washington DC frol- 
icked in the abundance of snow. 

For most people, however, the storms 
only brought on headaches as local and 
regional roads were shut down. Slippery 
streets and highways also caused many 
accidents, some fatal, but mostly fender- 

New York chalked up another 
world championship victory this 
month as the Giants defeated the 
Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI. 
A crowd of over 100,000 packed 
the Rose Bowl in sunny Pasedena and 
saw a most exciting routine by the 
Giants as they whipped Denver, 39- 
20. The victory was long-awaited for 
Giants fans who had grown accus- 
tomed to many losjng seasons. 

Phil Simms, the Super Bowl MVP, 
delivered seven straight completions 
during the opening moments of the 
game. Often the focus of criticism, 
Simms deemed himself worthy of 
much respect as he played a near- 
perfect game. He was 22-25 overall, 
which is the best passing percentage 
for any NFL championship game. 

"He quarterbacked as good a game 
as ever has been played," said Coach 
Bill Parcells, who got his usual "Gator- 
ade dunking" twice that day. 

Defensively, the Giants were fierce. 
Carl Banks alone had 10 unassisted 
tackles during the game. As expected, 
Lawrence Taylor proved to be an 
awesome defensive force for Denver 
to reckon with. 

Denver took an early lead under 
quarterback John Elway's passing, 
holding on to a 10-7 advantage for 
some time. But the Giants quickly re- 
gained the lead and Denver never got 
it back. 


An estimated one billion viewers 
watched the Super Bowl from 40 dif- 
ferent countries around the world. 
— Cathy Mahoney 

AP Photo 

New York Giants coach Bill Parcells is carried 
off the field after tha Giants defeated the 
Denver Broncos, 39-20, in Super Bowl XXI in 


Photo by ludith Fiola 

Snow silently blankets Coolidge and Kenne- 
dy Towers. 

Three Conrail freight locomotives 
collided with an Amtrack passen- 
ger train just outside of Baltimore on 
Jan. 4. Sixteen people were killed, 
many from the Northeast, and over 
175 were injured. 

Investigations following the high- 
speed collision showed that the Con- 
rail train had ignored four properly 
working signals that should have 
warned it of the oncoming Amtrack 
train. Investigators also noted that the 
Conrail train had been travelling al- 
most 50 miles — per-hour faster than 
the maximum allowable speed. 

Traces of marijuana were later 
found in the blood and urine of the 
Conrail engineer and brakeman. Offi- 
cials have decided that may have 
contributed to the tragedy. 

— Alan Kaufman 

Photo by ludith Fiola 

With snow still falling, several students gather in the fields by Southwest for a leisurely game of 

AP Photo 

Rescue workers dig through the rubble of a high speed Amtrack passenger train that collided with 
three Conrail diesel engines Jan. 4th in Essex, Md. 


Noteworthy . . . 

"Amerika," the television mini-series 
about a Soviet take-over of the United 
States, stirs up controversy across tiie na- 

President Reagan turns 76. 

Judge Frederick Hurst releases his findings 
from his investigation into the Oct. 27 
Southwest Brawl. He concludes that the 
riot was indeed racially motivated. 

The Tower Commission releases the re- 
sults of their investigation into the Iran- 
Contra scandal and remarks on the Presi- 
dent's forgetfulness. 

AP Photos 

Andy Warhol, dining at Elains Restaurant in August, and Liberace, shortly before he was stricken 
with AIDS. Both men died this month. 


Photo by Clayton lones 

Students opposing the CIA gather outside 
Munson Hall and claim the building as their 
"New Student Union." 

hen Andy Warhol died on Feb. 
22, the world lost one of its 
greatest contemporary artists. 

Warhol changed the way that soci- 
ety looked at art and pop culture. He 
made banality seem fascinating. His 
paintings of Campbell Soup cans and 
Brillo Boxes opened up a new aspect 
of art. He was also known for his un- 
derground movies, such as one of a 
man sleeping. 

Yet silkscreens, paintings, and pho- 
tography was not all there was to 
Andy Warhol. He worked like a ma- 
chine and had a great influence in 
modern culture and fashion. People 
like Leo Reed, Liza Minelli, and Keith 
Haring were all influenced by him. 

The tireless worker also found time 
to publish the celebrity magazine "In- 
terview," host the cable talk-show 
"Andy Warhols TV," and write and 
publish philosophical books. 

— Alan Kaufman 

Wladzin Valentno Liberace, long 
famous for his glitz and flam- 
boyancy, died on the 4th of this 

Although a very talented pianist, Li- 
berace's fame was the result of his 
knack for putting on an extravagant 
performance. Each outfit he wore on 
stage was more glittery and majestic 
than before. His exquisite candelabras 
became his trademark, as he always 
had a more fantastic one atop his 
beautiful grand piano, which was of- 
ten bedecked with diamonds. 

This flashy character paved the 
way for others who followed his 
glamourous lead, such as Elvis Presley, 
Michael Jackson and Boy George. 

Shortly after his death, an associate 
revealed that the performer had died 
of AIDS. Liberace constantly denied 
that he was gay, and it became 
known that he thought his sexual 
preference would offend his millions 
of fans. 

— Alan Kaufman 


Dennis Conner suffered agonizing 
defeat there years ago when he 
lost the Annericas cup trophy to Aus- 
tralia. The Cup had not left America 
for over 125 years. This year, though, 
he led the American vessel. Stars and 
Stripes, to a smashing victory over 
Austrailia's Kookaburra III in the 
Americas Cup Competition, held in 
Freemantle, Australia. 

"The Cup's got a new, happy life," 
said Conner, a deeply tanned San 
Diego native who commanded the 
12-meter yacht to four consecutive 

Changing winds on the Indian 
Ocean proved to be a deciding factor 
in the races, but Stars and Stripes was 
generally favored. 

But the Aussies weren't the least bit 
resentful. "They thrashed us with a 
better boat," remarked locals. Even 
Kookaburra III skipper lain Murray had 
worlds of praise for the Yanks. "I 
didn't see a foot put wrong in any one 
of the races by any one of their 
team," he said after the loss. "We 
made a few mistakes." 

The location of the next race, 
which will be held in 1990, is now 
under jurisdiction of the San Diego 
Yacht Club. Asked his preference for 
the next meeting, Conner replied, 
"Freemantle, Western Australia" 
commenting on the warmth and spirit 
of the Australians. 

AP Photo 

Stars and Stripes sails to victory in the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean to defeat America's 
Cup defenders Kookaburra III of Australia. 






Steve Winwood and Dionne War- 
wick were big winners at this year's 
Grammy awards, each winning two 
major categories. 

Steve Winwood won for best male 
pop vocalist, while his song "Higher 
Love" won for best record of the 

Dionne Warwick's song, "That's 
What Friends are For," won the best 
song category, while Dionne and 
Friends won for best pop group. The 
"friends" included Elton John, Stevie 
Wonder and Gladys Knight. The pro- 
ceeds from the song were donated to 
AIDS research. 

Other winners included Paul Simon 
for best album, Barbara Streisand for 
best female pop vocalist, Bruce 
Hornsby and the Range for best new 
group, Tina Turner for best female 
rock vocalist and Robert Palmer for 
best male rock vocalist. 

— Cathy Mahoney 

Photo by Clayton Jones 
Some UMass fans cheer on the football team. 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

A sign displayed at one of the anti-CIA pro- 


AZT, the first drug proven to pro- 
long the lives of AIDS patients, 
was given FDA approval on March 20. 
The drug is marketed under the brand 
name Retrovir and, although it does 
not cure the deadly disorder, studies 
have shown that AZT inhibits repro- 
duction of the AIDS virus in the body. 

In a 1986 experiment, the drug was 
tested on 140 AIDS patients who re- 
ceived AZT while another group re- 
ceived a placebo. The study contin- 
ued for eight months before scientists 
ended it because of the dramatic ef- 
fect AZT had on prolonging patient's 

So far, 33,000 Americans have con- 
tracted the AIDS virus. Over half of 
those victims have died. Federal offi- 
cials project that over 270,000 people 
will have been infected with the AIDS 

The cost of AZT had been a highly 
controversial aspect of the approval. 
Some patients will not be able to af- 
ford the $8,000-$ 10,000 a year price 
tag on Retrovir. 

AZT is just the first step in a long 
struggle against the AIDS epidemic. 
Since a vaccine against the virus is not 
expected for at least 10 years, studies 
to find other treatments will continue 

In the wake of the Tower Commis- 
sion's report on the Iran-Contra 
scandal. President Reagan addressed 
the nation in two live telecasts con- 
cerning the issue this month. 

On March 4, the President ad- 
mitted during a brief televised speech 
that the entire Iran policy deteriorated 
into an arms-for-hostages swap, and 
that he had made a judgemental er- 

"There are reasons why it hap" 
pened, but no excuses. It was a mis- 
take," he said, before an audience of 

Reagan continued to say that he 
had reviewed the findings of the 
Tower Commission and found them 
"honest, convincing, and highly criti- 
cal," and added, "I accept them." 

The report, which was released in 
late February, depicted Reagan as de- 
tached and forgetful, and unaware of 

how his Iran policy was being carried 

The broadcast ended a four-month 
silence on the controversy. 

The following week, Reagan faced 
a harsh barrage of inquiries from re- 
porters during a live press conference 
from the White House. 

Reagan stood firm on issues that he 
had addressed previously in his 
speech. Many commented on the 
President's steadiness during the high- 
ly-charged, half-hour meeting. 

At that time, Reagan retorted press 
accusations by stating that when he 
denied knowledge of arms sales to 
Iran, he was trying to get two more 
hostages freed by dealing with Iranian 

Reagan also denied knowledge of 
any diversion of arms sales money to 
the Contras. 

AP Photo 

Television evangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker. The Bakkers were hosts of the "Jim and Tammy 
Show" that was shown daily on cable stations across the nation. 


AP Photos 

Left: Mary Beth Whitehead leaves the courtroom in Hackensack, N.J. Right: William Stern, the 
biological father of 11-month old Baby M, and his wife after the trial. 

During March, the "Evangelist sex 
scandal" rocked the nation's TV 
ministries as it was disclosed that a 
respected television evangelist had 
engaged in an illicit sexual encounter 
with a young woman and subse- 
quently bought her silent. 

The Rev. Jim Bakker, the spiritual 
and financial leader of the PTL (Praise- 
The-Lord-network), has long been 
the subject of FBI scrutinization be- 
cause of his fundraising methods that 
rake in over $100 million annually. 

On March 16, church officials an- 
nounced a formal investigation into 
reports of "sexual misconduct" by 
Bakker. In a statement to the Observ- 
er newspaper, Bakker admitted to the 
encounter and added that he paid 
Jessica Hahn, of West Babylon, N.Y. 
$111,000 to insure her silence. Bakker 
insisted he had been blackmailed into 
the incident. 

Hahn was described by male 
neighbors as a "fox," and appeared 
for reporters clad in skin-tight jeans 
and low-necked blouses. 

The scandal forced Bakker to resign 
from his ministry. He was replaced by 
the Rev. Jerry Falwell, founder of the 
Moral Majority conservative lobby 

Bakker had been the co-host of 
"The Jim and Tammy Show" along 
with his wife. Tammy Faye. 

On March 6, Mrs. Bakker an- 

nounced that she was undergoing 
treatment for a drug dependency. 
Bakker himself later admitted that he 
too was under treatment. 

The Bakkers have owned a myriad 
of luxury items throughout their 10- 
year television reign. One time they 
possessed matching Rolls-Royces and 
a half-million dollar condominium 
equipped with gold plumbing fix- 

The Motion Picture Academy of 
America presented their annual 
awards during a four-hour televised 
extravaganza, March 31. An estimat- 
ed 1 billion viewers watched the 
awards from 50 different countries. 

Paul Newman won the Best Actor 
award for his role in The Color of 
Money. Newman had been nomi- 
nated seven times previously without 
winning an Oscar. 

Marlee Matlin, the deaf actress 
who gave a stunning performance in 
Children of a Lesser Cod won the 
award for Best Actress. 

Platoon, the poignant Vietnam dra- 
ma by Oliver Soone, won the Best 
Picture Oscar. Other films that picked 
up awards were Woody Allen's com- 
edy Hannah and her Sisters, the sci-fi 
horror movie. Aliens, and the British 
film, A Room with a View. 

— Cathy Mahoney 

The emotional trial of Baby M came 
to a close March 31 as custody of 
Baby M was awarded to her natural 
father, William Stern. 

This landmark decision ended over 
10 months of courtroom battle be- 
tween Stern and the baby's biological 
mother, Mary Beth Whitehead. 

Whitehead had agreed to be the 
surrogate mother for Baby M and en- 
tered into a contract which required 
her to give the child to the Sterns 
upon birth. Whitehead, however, re- 
fused to give up the child shortly after 
the birth. 

During the long trail, in which the 
validity of the contract was contest- 
ed. Whitehead displayed unstable 
and even violent behavior to the 
court and the press. She vowed never 
to give up the child, and immediately 
entered an appeal of the case. 

Superior Court Judge Harvey R. 
Sorkow read the 2-hour long deci- 
sion, to a packed and tense court- 
room. He condemned Whitehead as 
impulsive and exploitative and noted 
that at times she had blantantly lied 
during questioning. 

Sorkow also denied Whitehead all 
visitation rights. 

The Sterns embraced when the rul- 
ing was handed down. Whitehead 
did not attend the hearing, fearful of a 
"circus" atmosphere. 

Marlee Marlin signs her happiness after re- 
ceiving the Academy Award for Best Actress. 


Noteworthy . . . 

A building under construction in Bridge- 
port, Conn, collapses, killing 28 people 
and injuring many others. 

A ban on the sale of tobacco on campus is 
unanimously approved by the Board of 
Governors. The ban is to take effect in 

Sugar Ray Leonard defeats "Marvelous" 
Marvin Hagler to capture the w/orld heavy 
weight title. 

The United States announces strict tarrifs 
will be imposed upon certain Japanese im- 
ports in an effort to reduce the number of 
imports brought into the country. 

The Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke of dig- 
nity and a unified struggle against 
adversity during a speech at the Fine 
Arts Center April 22. 

Jackson was invited to speak as a 
part of Racial Awareness Day, a cam- 
pus wide program to alert people to 
the dangers of racist ideas. 

"Doing good is our hope and 

Photo by Marianne Turley 

Jesse Jackson during his April 22 speech at the Fire Arts Center. 

'elconte to the Home o 


Photo by Clayton Jones 

A UMass gymnast performs his floor exercise routine during the EIGL competition, held in Curry 
Hicks Cage. 

somehow good cannot be buried," 
Jackson told a crowd of over 2,000. 

"In our efforts to do right, those 
who have a quest for thirst and heal- 
ing, no jail cell can contain them ... If 
we do good in the end we will pre- 

Jackson noted that in order to bring 
America together as one, we must 
shift from a racial battleground and 
unite to economic common ground. 
He urged listeners not to fight among 
ourselves, but to join and fight for the 
security and happiness of all. 

"If we must fight, let us fight and 
save their farm and save their ranch 
and give them a chance to rebuild 
their lives," he said. 

"We must not let the dreambusters 
set the agenda for our day. We must 
get good people," he said, his voice 
booming across the auditorium and 
outside over the pond through 
speakers specially set up for the 

"Most people in the world are yel- 
low, brown and black, non-Christian, 
young, female, and poor. That is the 
real world," he said. 

— John MacMillan 


AP Photos 

Abbie Hoffman, veteran 60's activist, and Amy Carter during their Northampton trial resulting 
from disorderly conduct and trespassing charges during a November CIA protest on campus. 

The night of April 5 will be remem- 
bered as the night blacks, whites, 
radicals, conservatives, and many 
others put their differences aside and 
joined in a spirited march against rac- 

About 700 people gathered out- 
side the Student Union to unite and 
speak out against the racism that has 
come to be associated with UMass. 
Afro-American professor Michael 
Thelwell told the crowd before the 
march, "it should not be necessary for 
me to talk generally and abstractly 
about racism . . . when you know 
very well what the circumstances are 
that brought me here tonight." 

Thelwell was referring to the Octo- 
ber Southwest racial brawl, in which 
several blacks were injured. "This inci- 
dent was sobering and saddening, in- 
deed all of us through that the most 
vulgar, most primitive, and most ugly 
aspects of racism were behind us," he 
said. "We discovered last fall that was 
not the case." 

The marchers held candles as they 
proceeded through Central Residen- 
tial Area where residents cheered 
them on from windows. The crowd 
slowed at Chancellor Duffey's house, 
and chanted and sang "Hey-ho, hey- 
ho, racism has got to go." 

The procession ended in a vigil held 
at the Campus Pond. The event was 

aimed at promoting awareness and 
denouncing racist actions which oc- 
curred in the past. The harmonious 
gathering was meant to be a truer re- 
flection of sentiments on campus 
than what has been assumed. 

During April, national attention was 
focused on the Northampton 
District Courthouse as the trial of the 
CIA protesters arrested last fall for 
trespassing on University property 
got under way. 

The defendants, which included 
former President Jimmy Carter's 
daughter. Amy, and veteran activist 
Abbie Hoffman, were determined to 
use the week long trial as a forum to 
"put the CIA on trial." They filed a 
necessities defense, which contends 
that by occupying Munson Hall on 
Nov. 24 they were obeying a heimen 
law to prevent the CIA from recruiting 
at UMass. 

Because of the vast media atten- 
tion the trial received, the event was 
called by some "the Abbie and Amy 

The trial lasted a little over a week, 
during which time a bomb scare de- 
layed proceedings for a few hours. 
Throughout the week, a crowd who 
supported the protesters grew out- 
side the courthouse lining the streets 
of Northampton and chanting anti- 
CIA slogans. 

Finally, on Wednesday, April 15 the 
verdict was handed down by a jury of 
four women and two men. The 15 
defendents were found not guilty of 
trespassing and disorderly conduct 
charges resulting from the Munson 
Hall occupation. 

The 15 protesters emerged from 
the courthouse to the cheering of 
over 500 people who came to show 

"This isn't the end, it's just the be- 
ginning," Hoffman told the jubilant 
crowd from the courthouse steps. 

Amy Carter told the people gath- 
ered that the trial showed "students 
around the country and around the 
world have a victory to look up to. 

Despite the victory for the protes- 
ters, the University refused to change 
its recruitment policy. Under norma! 
recruitment situations, this meant that 
the CIA would not return to UMass 
for another 2 years. 

Toshihii<o Senko of Japan crosses the finish 
ine as the winner of the 91st Annual Boston 
Marathon. Rosa Mota of Portugal was the 
winner in the women's division. 


Noteworthy . . . 

Gary Hart withdraws from the presiden- 
tial race after a scandal with model Donna 
Rice damages his campaign. 

William Casey, former CIA director, dies. 

A Polish airliner, bound for New York, 
crashes 57 minutes after takeoff; all 183 
on board are killed. 

Approximately 1,500 gay-rights activists 
march through Northampton. 

Students at UMass broke a world 
record Saturday, May 2, when 
4,160 people gathered to "twist" 
themselves at the world's largest 
Twister game. 

UMass demolished the existing 
world record of 4,034, set last May by 
the State University of New York at 

With blue skies and warm tem- 
peratures in favor of them, the stu- 
dents began the enormous test of 
agility at 1:00 pm, one hour behind 
schedule because of long lines. The 
competition lasted about three hours 
and took 26 rounds to determine a 
winner. Participants were laughing 
and falling all over each other, as 
many couldn't keep a straight face or 
steady hand during the event. 

Maria Davis, a disc jockey from 
99.3 FM WHMP, called the shots 
throughout the afternoon game. 
Looking out over the sea of colored 
dots and twisted bodies, she said, 
"You guys are all making history to- 
day. You are all famous." 

The Index yearbook, along with 
WHMP and Northampton Coca- 
Cola, sponsored the event. Senior, 
Alison Culler, took center stage when 
she won the event. 

Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, 
known as "The Butcher of Lyon", 
was put on trial in that city this month 
for committing crimes against human- 
ity, during WWII. 

Barbie's notoriety arose from his 
excessively brutal methods of torture 
and punishment of Jews and French 
Resistance fighters from 1942 to 1944. 
One incident that he is being tried for 
is his role in the murder of "the chil- 
dren of Izieu". Reports state that Bar- 
bie discovered the 43 children hiding 
in a farmhouse in a small Alps village, 
and subsequently had them shipped 
to the Auschwitz concentration camp 
where all perished. 

The 73-year old former Gestapo 
head was extradited from La Paz, Bo- 
livia in 1983. Barbie had been living 
there since 1951 under the alias Klaus 
Altmann. He escaped to Bolivia using 
counterfeit documents supplied by 
the US Army Intelligence while he 
worked as a US agent informer in 

Many testified against Barbie, in- 
cluding Holocaust survivors who 
were imprisoned under him during 
the war. Lawyer Alain Jakubovicsz, 
who is representing Jewish organiza- 
tions at the trial, told the courtroom, 
"I have the honor to represent 6 mil- 
lion ghosts." 

Barbie chose not to attend the pro- 
ceedings, staying in his prison cell be- 
cause he said he does not want to 
face his accusers. 

"I consider myself a hostage, not a 
prisoner." he said. 

A sister and brother team works together to 
lay mats on the field by the campus pond the 
morning before the tournament. 

Photo by Clayton lones 


AP Photo 

With flag at half mast, the USS Stark heads toward Bahrain with a gapping and jagged hole In the hull below the bridge. Thirty-seven sailors were killed 
when a missile exploded after being fired at the ship by an Iraqi jet fighter. 

Memorial Day is usually observed 
each year with parties, picnics 
and parades in celebration of the un- 
official beginning of summer. Some 
take time to remember those who 
gave their lives for the country. But, 
most of the time that becomes an 
afterthought on a day when the 
beaches re-open. 

This year's Memorial Day, though, 
was more somber than previous years 
as the country mourned for the 37 
sailors killed in the Persian Gulf aboard 
the USS Stark frigate. 

The ship, which sat quietly off the 
coast of Baharain, was fired upon late 
at night while most of the crew slept. 
The attacker was a supposedly 
"friendly" Iraqi warplane, which fired 
the two French-made Exocet missiles 
that blew a gaping hole in the side of 
the ship. The Exocet is a deadly missile 
that is often difficult to detect as it flies 
just above the water's surface at high 

The Stark did detect the missiles, 
but was not prepared for the attack, 
Defense Department officials said . . . 
The Iraqi aircraft was not seen as hos- 
tile and a threat. 

Stark Skipper Glenn S. Brindel said 
that all defense systems were oper- 
ational at the time of the attack, but 
were probably not "energized" at the 

After the tragedy, all US Gulf war- 
ships were placed on higher alert and 
ordered to fire first if an approaching 
aircraft showed signs of hostility. 

Officials called the attack a careless 
mistake on the part of the pilot of the 
Iraqi aircraft. Iraqi President Saddam 
Hussein sent a formal letter of apol- 
ogy to President Reagan in which he 
stated his grief for the "unintentional" 

President Reagan expresses sorrow 
and outrage at the incident, and de- 
manded compensation for the fam- 
ilies of the sailors. 

But there were no compensation 
awards that could ever console the 
relatives and friends of those killed. 
Some parents told reporters that their 
sons were hesitant and fearful of be- 
ing stationed in the Persian Gulf be- 
cause of the turmoil there. 

One father said, "I heard the am- 
bassador from Iraq apologized to all 
the families. I don't know if that 
means anything." 

Flags around the country were 
flown at half-mast in honor of the 
dead sailors. 

— Cathy Mahoney 


Fine Arts 

Photo by Leo Klevins 

John M. Doherty and Caria Fernando work well together 
as co-editors of the Fine Arts section. 

208/Fine Arts 

Photo by )udith Fiola 

The University Dancers consists of all student dancers. 

Third World issues were in sharp focus during this 
1986-87 Arts season, with the New World Theater's 
Apartheid themed plays and the Student Union Art 
Gallery's precedent setting South African photo 
display placing human oppression issues under vivid, 
unflinching scrutiny. 

On the lighter side, Broadway favorites such as 
"Tap Dance Kid" and "Biloxi Blues" helped further 
enliven the UMass theatrical scene, while the 
prestigious Black Musicians Conference brought 
such notable jazz personalities as Bobby McFerrin 
and Pearl Bailey to our campus. 

The year was also one of notable achievements 
for several campus arts organizations, with the 
University Jazz Ensemble taking top honors at the 
Musicfest U.S.A. competition and the UMass 
Chamber Choir giving a stirring performance of 
George Frederick Handel's "Messiah." The 
University Dancers continued to excel in several 
fluidly choreographed exhibitions, while high-energy 
rock performers Jon Butcher and Patty Smyth lent 
their electrifying stage presences to the Spring 
Concert schedules. 

All in all, it was an intriguing year in the Arts. 

Photo by Clayton (ones 

The UMass Chamber Choir performs George Frederick Handel's moving composition, "Messiah" on December 14, 1986 at Bowker Auditorium. 

Fine Arts/209 

Photo courtesy of the University Callery 

METAphyslc Maelstrom 

TURE AND DRAWINGS was exhibit- 
ed at the University Gallery from April 
5 through June 7. Organized by the 
David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown 
University, the exhibition featured 
eleven large-scale figurative sculp- 
tures and ten drawings created by 
Scanga between 1984 and 1986. 

Beginning with Milo ofCroton (pic- 
tured above), the exhibition revealed 
Scanga's artistic transition from ex- 
pressive stick figures to a more de- 
tached and explicitly formal point of 

Italo Scanga's Meta sculptures, the 
main body of work in the exhibition, 
are tall — almost nine feet high — 
brightly painted assemblages of 
"found" objects such as guitars, vio- 
lins, antlers, an ironing board, a shoe, 
an oar, and a clarinet. Their extreme 
height, abundant form, and visual ani- 
mation giving this group of sculptures 
an almost human presence. 
—Courtesy of the University Gallery 

Photo courtesy of the University Gallery 

Temples of 

The recent boom in new building, 
expansion and renovation in the field 
of art museum architecture is unprec- 
edented in this century and reflects 
the significance of the museum as a 
symbol as well as repository of man's 
highest cultural achievements. This 
was highly evident in Recent Museum 
Architecture in New England, an exhi- 
bition featuring drawings and photo- 
graphs of six art museums completed 
in New England in the last decade, 
which was on display from January 31 
through March 20 at the University 

Of particular interest was the artis- 
tic expansion and renovation recently 
done to the Williams College Muse- 
um of Art (Williamstown MA), where 
a dramatic new atrium with skylights, 
an elegantly cascading staircase, and 
aerial walkways have been sensitively 
integrated with the existing octagonal 
Greek Revival building. 
—Courtesy of the University Gallery 

Photo courtesy of the Student Union Art Gallery 

David Palmer: 
Images of a Life 

From April 26 to May 1, the Student 
Union Art Gallery proudly presented 
Between Fiction and Memory, an 
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition by artist Da- 
vid Palmer. A 1977 Bachelor of Arts 
recipient from the University of Flor- 
ida, Palmer considers his work (a 
plethora of paintings ranging in size 
from several inches to several feet in 
length) much akin to "autobiograph- 
ical fiction." 

According to Palmer "Time doesn't 
just pass — it accumulates. We carry 
our histories around with us, and they 
affect everything we see and do." 

"My work is about memory, about 
the process of remembering. It is 
about the interaction of the past with 
thp present. These paintings are 
based upon personal experiences, 
but I have not tried to record the ex- 
periences so much as use them as 
points of departure in creating fic- 

Mr. Palmer is currently enrolled in 
the graduate painting program here at 
the University. 

—Courtesy of the Student Union 
Art Gallery 

210/ Art 

Photo courtesy of the Student Union Art Callery 

A Picture is Worth 
a Thousand Tears 

An exhibition of banned photographs depicting the non- 
violent anti-apartheid struggle inside South Africa made its 
United States gallery premiere on February 2, 1987, at the 
Student Union Art Gallery. 

Co-sponsored by Grassroots International and the Pre- 
siding Bishop's Fund for World Relief /Episcopal Church, the 
collection of recent photographs, entitled "Taking Sides in 
South Africa", was taken by Afrapix, the first multi-racial 
group of prominent South African photographers that in- 
cludes Paul Weinberg and Omar Badsha. 

South African police confiscated many negatives of pho- 
tos appearing in this exhibit during June raids on the South 
African Council of Churches building located in Johannes- 
burg where Afrapix is based. 

Under the present State of Emergency in South Africa, it 
is illegal to publish or even take photographs depicting anti- 
apartheid protests. This exhibition constituted one of the 
most powerful collections in existence of photographs do- 
cumenting police violence against peaceful anti-apartheid 
protests in 1985 and early 1986. Pictured above: Riot police 
are involved in a confrontation outside Khotso House in 

—Courtesy of the Student Union Art Gallery. 

Photo courtesy of the University Callery 

Color Me Sensual 

The University Gallery presented a provocative exhibition 
of Recent Sculpture and Drawings by Artist Anish Kapoor 
from November 1 through December 14, 1936. 

Anish Kapoor's abstract sculptural forms range from high- 
ly sensual, organic, and biomorphic to geometric and archi- 
tectural shapes. The sculptures are coated with powdered 
pigments of fully saturated primary colors and black, creat- 
ing an effect that is visually stunning and optically intense. A 
physical sensation of volume without mass, of three-dimen- 
sional objects composed of nothing but pure color, charac- 
terize the many dualities present in Kapoor's work. 

The exhibition included six intriguing sculptures by the 
artist dating from 1980 through 1986. Hole and Vessel 
(1984), a dazzling red form, is a vibrant embodiment of the 
female as given of life and abounds with a multitude of 
rounded, breast-like forms. A Flower, A Drama Like Death 
(1986) is similarly erotic, combining stark phallic imagery 
with rounded forms in an effort to represent sexuality as a 
unifying force through which a personal transcendence 
may be reached. 

Kapoor's drawings are closely allied with his sculpture; a 
series of sketch-like images which reveal a fertile imagina- 
tion and a rich vocabulary of biornorphic forms. 

Born and raised in India, Anish Kapoor attended the 
Hornsby College of Art and the Chelsea School of Art in 
London, England, where he continues to be a prominent 
force in the international art scene. 

—Courtesy of the University Gallery 


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fhoto Courtesy of the University Gallery 

Journey Through the Third Dimension 

A major sculptural installation, "Prairie Dance", by Jeffrey Brosk was on view from January 31 through March 20. "Prairie 
Dance" was created specifically for the University Gallery at UMass. 

Brosk created a series of paths or walkways that cut diagonally through the Main Gallery and are surmounted by lean-tos 
and post and lintel arches. The installation was fabricated of rough-cut and construction grade lumber, granite slabs and 
cobblestones and inch-thick glass. The natural color of the granite in combination with the subtly stained rust, grey, green 
and black wood and cobalt-blue glass created a rich fusion of color and form. Trained as an architect, Brosk's interests in- 
clude "framing views, movement through space, transitions from one space to another, and the use of simple materials," in 
his environmental installations. The title "Prairie Dance" suggests this sense of movement and invites the active participa- 
tion of the viewer. The artist shapes and defines architectural space, displaying a concern with openness versus enclosure 
as well as the relationship between the viewer and the sculptural forms. Five of the artist's recent large-scale constructed 
wall sculptures were also on view. 

Jeffrey Brosk was born in 1947 in New York City. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in architecture and a Bachelor of Science in 
economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, Cambridge. He has created major indoor and outdoor installations nationwide. 

—Courtesy of University Gallery 


Photo Courtesy of the University Callery 

Through the Lens 
of the Beholder 

The University Gallery was pleased to present "Photo jour- 
nalism in the 80s" from November 1 through December 14, 
1986. Included in the exhibition were photographic essays 
by five prominent photojournalists: Claudia Andujar, Mary 
Ellen Mark, Susan Meiselas, Eugene Richards and Wendy 

The artists presented a direct and powerful view of some 
of the CTitical issues of our times. Recent photojournalism is 
distinguished by an attitude of social protest. The artists are 
concerned not simply with the tragedy of the people por- 
trayed but also with the implied understanding that the 
tragedy should have been avoided. Social activist Claudia 
Andujar photographed the Yanomami Indians along the 
Catrimani River in Northern Brazil. She documented the 
cultural changes brought by the invasion of the outside 
world into this isolated culture and testified to the destruc- 
tion of Yanomami identity. Wendy Watriss illustrated the 
physical and emotional agonies of the U.S. Vietnam veter- 
ans afflicted by Agent Orange. Mary Ellen Mark's photo- 
graphs of Mother Teresa in a Calcutta hospital are highly 
moving images depicting the extremes of deprivation. Like 
Andujar, Susan Meiselas is a political activist, documenting 
the ongoing strife in Central America. Eugene Richards' 
subjects are more disparate. In his essay "American People/ 
Portraits Made Across the U.S.", Richards portrays the mal- 
aise, deprivation and loneliness found in our urban ghettos. 
—Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Photo Courtesy of the Ur)iversity Callery 

High-Wavelength Artistry 

rrom April 5 through June 7, the University Gallery present- 
ed "Beyond Light: Infrared Photography by Six New Eng- 
land Artists". This exhibition included the work of jane 
Axelrod, Elizabeth Dupuy, Sharon Fox, Peter Laytin, Stephen 
Petegorsky, and Jane Tuckerman, each of whom was repre- 
sented by a group of thematically related prints. Each artist 
has explored the effects of infrared film for several years 
and has created a distinctive series of architectural, figura- 
tive, or landscape subjects. 

Infrared film is sensitive to radiation beyond the narrow 
band of light visible to the human eye. Since infrared light is 
invisible to the viewf inder on standard photographic equip- 
ment, the photographer's intuitive skills are called upon to a 
greater degree. Black and white infrared photographs ex- 
hibit a stronger contrast between blacks and whites, pro- 
ducing a flattening of the perspective. The photographs 
typically have a grainier appearance, yet greater definition 
exists in shadows, shaded areas, and distant of hazy land- 

The artists in "Beyond Light" quietly alter our perception 
of the familiar by imbuing their subject matter with the 
medium's more subtle qualities. 

—Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 




Photo by Richard Avedon 

Twyla Twirls 
by Twilight 

Comprised of fifteen dancers, tiie 
Twyla Tiiarp Dance, performing the 
works of choreographer Twyla Tharp, 
gave two performances .at the Fine 
Arts Center on March 10 and 11. 

Twyla Tharp is known for her work 
in the fields of dance, film, television/ 
video and theater. She has received 
numerous awards and honorary de- 
grees in recognition of her work and 
in June of 1987 she was presented 
with the Golden Plate Award from 
the American Academy of Achieve- 

In addition to Tharp's highly ac- 
claimed works "Baker's Dozen", 
"Fugue", and "Nine Sinatra Songs", 
two season premieres were per- 
formed. Pictured above are William 
Whitener, and Jennifer Way. 
—Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Photo Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Dancing Off 
the Beaten Path 

Cm Wednesday, April 1, the Hungar- 
ian State Folk Ensemble performed at 
the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. 
Based in Budapest, the Ensemble of 
100 dancers, chorus and orchestra, all 
handpicked from the best in Hungary, 
was chosen by the Hungarian govern- 
ment to represent the rich and color- 
ful folk culture of its country to the 
rest of the world. The extraordinary 
folk music that inspired Franz Liszt, Jo- 
hannes Brahms and others is the foun- 
dation for the Ensemble's rich panora- 
ma of breathtaking dancing, sumptu- 
ous costumes, magnificent choral 
singing and intoxicating Hungarian 
and Gypsy melodies. 

The Ensemble performs under the 
direction of Artistic Director Sandor 
Timar, who has dedicated his profes- 
sional career to the preservation of 
the true Hungarian folk culture. 
—Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Photo by Kenn Duncan 

The A.B.C/s of 

Dance According 

to Alvin 

A\w\n Alley. Black experience. Con- 
temporary choreography. These are 
A.B.C.'s of dancing. When one thinks 
of modern dance today, the name of 
Alvin Alley immediately comes to 
mind. The Alvin Alley American 
Dance Theater was founded in 1958 
by Mr. Alley and is one of the fore- 
most contemporary dance compa- 
nies in America. In addition to their 
evening performances on April 27 
and 29, they presented a special pro- 
gram for school children as part of the 
Concerts for Young People Series on 
April 28. 

Alley's vision of his company is not 
as a choreographer's personal instru- 
ment, but as "a repertory company 
aimed at providing art and entertain- 
ment." He seeks to examine the Black 
experience through his company. 
—Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 


Photo by Jack Mitchell 

Alums Jazz Back to UMass 

Two former dance majors from UMass performed at 
Bowker Auditorium on February 18 as part of JAZZDANCE: 
The Danny Buraczeski Dance Company. Robert Smith and 
Rochelle Rice, former students of Associate Professor Rich- 
ard Jones, returned to their alma mater after being with the 
Company since 1984 and 1985 respectively. 

Formed in 1979 by Danny Buraczeski, JAZZDANCE has 
been hailed by critics and audiences for its innovation in 
exploring the expressive potential of jazz dance on the 
concert stage. Based in New York City, the Company has 
been hosted around the country by major festivals and 
presentors including the Jacob's Pillow and American Dance 

For their Amherst program, JAZZDANCE performed 
'Wind Waltzes" with music by Dave Brubeck, the premiere 
performance of "Themes and Reflections" with music by 
Charles Mingus; "Lost Life: Four Scenes from the Life of Art 
Pepper, " music by Art Pepper and Hoagy Carmichael; and 
"/4\/a/on/' incorporating the works of several jazz compos- 
ers. Pictured above are Les Johnson, Rochelle Rice, and Lisa 
Barnett in "Avalon". 

—Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 





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Photo by Sangeet Natak Akademi 

Music and Mysticism in Motion 

India's most celebrated dancers and musicians performed 
at the Fine Arts Center on September 29. The extraordinary 
Festival of India 1986 offered a fascinating panorama of 
performing traditions: "Odissi", a classical dance expresisng 
mystic love and spirituality; "Purulia Chhau", the stunning 
masked dance drama of eastern India; "Kalaripayyattu", the 
ancient martial art from the state of Kerala on India's south- 
western tip; ''Qawwali", the Sufi singing ritual performed to 
induce a state of ecstatic devotion; and the dances of "Sik- 
kim", elaborate imitations of nature from the most north- 
eastern reaches of the country. Exotic percussion instru- 
ments, the haunting tones of bamboo flutes and the rivet- 
ing music of sitars enhanced the rich diversity of the dances. 
Pictured above is a scene from "Purulia Chhau", the 
masked dance of Bengal. 

—Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 


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Photo by Clark Reici 

Tiptoeing ttirougfi ttie Sunflowers? 

The Louisville Ballet performed at the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall on Thursday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m. The Louisville 
Ballet has matured over the last .34 years to become one of the top-ranking companies in the nation. Under the artistic 
direction of Alun Jones, the company has grown to 2.5 professional dancers. Another 30 dancers from the University of 
Louisville Dance Academy, the official School of the Louisville Ballet, from the Civic Company, makes up the corps de ballet 
for major productions. 

During their Amherst concert, the Louisville Ballet performed Symphonic Variations with music by Antonin Dvorak, 
Sunflowers with music by Leos Janacek, and Kurt Jooss' The Green Table. Subtitled "A Dance of Death," The Green Table is 
a ballet about diplomacy and war, the seeming useiessness of talk, and the horror of battle. Choreographed in 1932, this 
shocking ballet won first prize in the International Competition of Choreography in Paris sponsored by Les Archives 
International de la Danse. 

— Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 


Photo by Paul Owen 

Dancing is Routine 
for Marleen 

The Marleen Pennison Company performed at Bowker 
Auditorium on Tuesday, November 18 at 8:00 p.m. Dan- 
cer/choreographer Marleen Pennison is well regarded as a 
leader in the current resurgence of narrative dance. A native 
of New Orleans, her southern background often serves as 
the landscape for her works. She has been called the Eudora 
Wesly and Tennessee Williams of dance. 

The Company is comprised of dancers Peter Bass, Cyn- 
thia Bonnett, and Thomas Wilkinson in addition to Ms. 
Pennison. The Marleen Pennison Company has been pro- 
duced to critical acclaim in New York City since 1975, in- 
cluding presentations by Dance Theater Workshop, La 
Mama ETC and Pepsico Summerfare '85. Ms. Pennison was 
twice commissioned by the American Dance Festival, most 
recently in 1984 for the Festival's 50th Anniversary. 

Pictured above is Bass, Ms. Pennison, and Wilkinson per- 
forming a dance step from The Routine. 

— Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Photo Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

There is More to MOMIX 
tiian Meets the Eye 

MOMlX, a contemporary and innovative dance troupe, 
performed at Bowker Auditorium on Thursday, Octo- 
ber 9, at 8:00 p.m. Now in its fifth year, MOMIX is still, in the 
words of its founder and director Moses Pendleton, "some- 
thing that refuses to be catagorized." The name MOMIX, 
once a milk supplement for veal calves, became the title for 
a solo by Pendleton commissioned by the 1980 Winter 
Olympics. From 1981-83 MOMIX was the touring duo of 
Pendleton and Alison Chase of Pilobolus. Today the com- 
pany has expanded to become an artistic collaboration 
including the creative talents of Moses Pendelton, Alan 
Boeding, Daniel Ezralow, Jamey Hampton, Dianne 
Howarth, Lisa Giobbi, Timothy Latta, Cynthia Quinn, Ashley 
Roland, Morleigh Steinberg, and David Parsons. MOMIX 
has grown into a fluid entity, a performance group that can 
expand whenever necessary to include a constant stream 
of guest performers. 

The Amherst program ranged from the be-boppin' extra- 
terrestrials in "E.C." to a sexy ballet on skis called "Skiva." 
— Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 




Photo courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

^^Traces'' of 
Humanity , , , 

The award-winning play "Tracers" (a 
powerful recounting of the Vietnam 
war and how it affected the lives of 
those brave men who fought in it) 
was performed at the Fine Arts Cen- 
ter on April 10. 

Enacted by the Vietnam Veterans 
Ensemble Theater, "Tracers" was con- 
ceived by John DiFusco and created 
by a group of actors, all of whom are 
Vietnam veterans. The play first 
opened in 1980 at the Odyssey The- 
atre in Los Angeles where it was a 
critical success and ran for nine 
months. During this time, the produc- 
tion was awarded the Drama-Logue 
Critics' Award for Direction, and the 
Los Angeles Drama Critics' Award for 
Ensemble performance. 

"Tracers" made its New York debut 
in 1984. The action of the play fluctu- 
ates between three time periods: the 
Vietnam War, shortly thereafter, and 
the present. 
—Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Photo courtesy of the Rand Theater 

Shining ^^lewel^^ 

iVobel Prize winning Nigerian play- 
wright Wole Soyinka's "The Lion and 
the Jewel", a fable-like comedy of 
generational conflicts, was presented 
by the Rand Theater from April 30- 
May 2 and May 6-9. 

A simple tale of one native girl's 
amorous pursuit by two diverse suit- 
ors, Soyinka's humorous fable deals 
with the broader issue of which cul- 
tural direction Africa is moving to- 
ward. These tensions between the 
progressive, striving spirit of youth 
and the comforting, somewhat re- 
straining traditions of age are symboli- 
cally expressed through a young 
school-teacher and aged tribal chief's 
contest for the affections of a young 

Gracefully melding western dra- 
matic form, African dancing, and a 
four-piece musical ensemble, "The 
Lion and the Jewel" (directed by Rich- 
ard Trousdell and choreographed by 
Pearl Primus) makes skillful use of 
modern and traditional narrative 
techniques in detailing the cultural 
clash between the old and the new. 
—Courtesy of Rand Theater 

Photo courtesy of the Rand Theater 



'Royal' Comedy 

Ubu the King" and its sequel "Ubu 
Enchained", two wild satires of 
Shakespearean tragedies, played to 
enthusiastic audiences during their 
November 8-9, 14-15 run at the Rand 

The first installment, "Ubu the 
King", chronicles the blackly humor- 
ous rise to power of Pere Ubu, who, 
at the urging of his darkly ambitious 
wife, kills his relative the King of Po- 
land (a la Macbeth) to usurp control of 
the unknowing country. 

By contrast, "Ubu Enchained" finds 
the now exiled Pere and Mere Ubu 
fleeing to Paris only to leave further 
instances of comical chaos and catas- 
trophe in their wake. 

Both plays featured B.K. Scaggs and 
Celia O'Hilson in the pivotal roles of 
Pere and Mere Ubu. Pictured above: 
The "royal" couple is involved in a 
humorous altercation, 

—Courtesy of Rand Theater 


Photo courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

'^Amedee'': Satiric Slceletons 
in ttie Middle-Class Closet 

A strangely expanding body of a dead man concealed in a 
haggard married couple's bedroom provides much of the 
plot and many of the laughs in Eugene lonesco's absurdist 
comedy "Amadee", which played Dec. 9-13 at the Rand 
Theater/Fine Arts Center. 

Julian Olf, a member of the UMass Theater Department, 
directed this production which is actually a spoof of middle- 
class morals. 

The setting is the 1950's. Amedee is a playwright strug- 
gling with a 15 year case of writer's block. Madeleineis is a 
telephone operator and Amedee's henpecking wife. 
Strangely, the two haven't left their apartment in 15 years 
for fear that somebody might discover the "flourishing" 
corpse in their boudoir. 

lndeed,the two are obsessed with the corpse. They fear 
it, but, at the same time, they adore it. To keep the audience 
in suspense, the identity of the dead man is never actually 
revealed. However, he could be a former lover of Made- 
leine's murdered by Amadee. The corpse also serves as an 
interesting symbol of Amedee's own decaying creative spir- 

The play follows the same course as many of lonesco's 
previous plays by employing "a radical devaluation of lan- 
guage and illogical dialogues," to present a shocking and 
stark picture of our human existence. 

Starring in "Amedee" were: Meighan Gerachis as Mad- 
eleine and Jonathan Curelop as Amedee (pictured above). 

—Courtesy of Rand Theater 

Photo courtesy of the Rand Theater 

Where ''Angels'' Fear to Tread 

Sam Shepherd's brilliantly bizzare play "Angel City" was 
performed Oct. 16-18 at the Rand Theater. 

Karen Leann Kessler directed this surrealistic view of Hol- 
lywood that draws on some of Shepherd's own exper- 
iences as a struggling, young playwright/actor. The play has 
been described as a "Medicine Man's peyote vision of 
Hollywood" that switches back and forth "from reverie to 

The plot centers on Rabbit, a trickster and a magician 
who roams the desert with a mystical vision of "talking 
pictures." He has been lured to a hermetically-sealed sky- 
scraper in Los Angeles which houses the offices of Lanx and 
Wheeler, two movie moguls searching desperately for the 
right onscreen "disaster" that will make their screenplay an 
epic, blockbuster motion picture. Also with Rabbit, Lanx 
and Wheeler are Ms. Scoons (an aspiring starlet) and Tym- 
pani (an irate drummer looking for the right beat that will 
push everyone to the edge). 

"Angel City" then moves on to depict Hollywood as 
being a "crass and pustulent mega-industry that manufac- 
tures our sweetest dreams." 

Shepherd's script has been described as "mesmerizing" 
and, at times, "edgy, rapturous, and incandescent." The 
play was presented by the University Theater Department. 

Starring in the play were A.T. Wilce as Rabbit, Michael 
Flood as Tympani, Heather Rubin as Ms. Scoons, and Daniel 
Varrichione and Rick Martin as Lanx and Wheeler. Pictured 
above: a pensive-looking Ms. Scoons is serenaded by the 
saxophone player. 

—Courtesy of Theater Department 


Photo Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

The Old Soft Shoe Makes its UMass Debut 

The Tony award-winning musical comedy "The Tap Dance Kid" was presented at the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall on 
Sunday, November 2, 1986. 

Based on the Louise Fitzhugh novel, "Nobody's Family is Going to Change," 'The Tap Dance Kid" is the story of a stern 
parent imposing his disciplines on the boundless talent and unscholarly ambition of a child. "The Kid" wants to become a 
tap dancer — and is encouraged by his uncle; the father, having overcome significant odds to become a prosperous, upper 
middle-class attorney, wants more for his son. But it is the dancing and music which succeeded in making "The Tap Dance 
Kid" one of Broadway's most successful musical comedies. The brilliant choreography by Danny Daniels (which earned 
him a 1984 Tony Award) is performed by Eugene Fleming, recreating his starring role as Dipsey, and 13-year-old dancing 
sensation Hassoun Tatum who made his Broadway debut in the title role as Willie. Pictured above is a trio of dancers per- 
forming a skating scene from the Broadway Company. 

— Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 


Photo by Martha Swope and Associates 

Three Cheers for the 
Red, White, and ''Blues'' 

Neil Simon's hit comedy "Biloxi Blues" opened the 1986- 
87 season at UMass on Friday, September 26. 

Winner of Broadway's 1985 Tony Award for Best Play, 
"Biloxi Blues" is the second chapter in the autobiographical 
trilogy by Simon. We follow the life and times of Eugene 
Morris Jerome, having seen him through puberty in "Brigh- 
ton Beach Memoirs" (presented at the Fine Arts Center 
during the 1984-85 season). 

It is 1943 and Eugene, now 19 years old, has gone off to 
war to fight not only the enemy, but the rigors of basic 
training, the heat, the insects, unfriendly sergeants, and the 
absurdity of Army life in Biloxi, Mississippi. William Ragsdale 
plays Eugene. Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey, the drill sergeant of 
every soldier's memory, is played by John Finn. Kathy 
Danzer plays Rowena, the scarlet lady of Biloxi, and Amy 
Ryan plays Daisy Hannigan, Eugene's first love. "Biloxi Blues" 
was directed by Gene Saks. 

— Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Photo Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

T/s the Season for High Drama 

Ushering in the holiday season, the University of Massa- 
chusetts Fine Arts Center presented "The Christmas 
Story" in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall on December 

The tale was performed by the internationally recog- 
nized Waverly Consort, an ensemble of eight singers and 
five instrumentalists. 

Beautifully costumed and playing with reproduction of 
medieval instruments, the ensemble based the production 
on some of the most important medieval manuscripts de- 
tailing the story of Christmas. 

The players enacted the message of the archangel Gabri- 
el, the journey of the Magi, and the scene at the manger in 

"The Christmas Story" premiered at the Metropolitan 
Museum of Art in 1980 and was recorded on CBS Master- 
works. It is a fully staged and lighted production and in- 
cludes many processions, the last of which provides a mov- 
ing conclusion as the celebrants exit to the traditional hymn 
of thanksgiving, Te Deum Laudamus. 

— Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 


Photo by Edward Cohen 

Hark! The Gospel 
Choir Sings 

Be Still and Know," a gospel jazz 
oratorio written by Stephen M. 
Newby, was presented by the New 
World Theater on October 30, 31 and 
November 1 in Bowker Auditorium. 
"Be Still and Know" is based on the 
black church and employs such Black 
American musical genres as spirituals, 
gospels, jazz, ballads, and fusion. The 
oratorio utilized an eighteen-piece in- 
strumental ensemble which was com- 
prised of 5 College Music Depart- 
ment students, and accompanied by 
a thirty-voice gospel choir. 

The spoken text is divided among 6 
actors, each representing members of 
a church congregation. The spoken 
pieces are arranged as if one is ob- 
serving an actual church service. The 
characters serve to propel forward 
each musical piece, informing the au- 
dience and bringing them in as partici- 
pants, not mere observers. 
— Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Photo courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

''Old Men'': 
Blue and Black 

The New York based Negro En- 
semble Company, which performed 
the highly acclaimed "A Soldier's 
Play" at UMass in early 1986, returned 
to Amherst on December 2 to per- 
form "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men" 
at the Fine Arts Concert Hall. 

"Ceremonies in Dark Old Men" is a 
gripping drama set in Harlem during 
the 1950's. After his wife's death, the 
former vaudeville dancer Russell Park- 
er can do nothing but play checkers 
and swap tall tales with his friends. As 
he sits by, his three children drift into a 
life of crime and a spiral of tragedy. 

Founded in 1966 by Douglas Turner 
Ward and Robert Hooks, the Negro 
Ensemble Company has received nu- 
merous awards including a Pulitzer 
Price, two Tony Awards and various 
Obie Awards. 

This production was presented by 
the Fine Arts Center in cooperation 
with the New World Theater. 
— Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Photo courtesy of New World Theater 

The Native Ameri- 
cans are Restless 

rresented in cooperation with the 
Department of Theater as part of a 
new course entitled Native American 
Drama, "Grandma and Grandpa" was 
performed by the New World The- 
ater at the Curtain Theater on Febru- 
ary 13 and 14. 

"Grandma and Grandpa" was writ- 
ten by Hanay Geigomah, professor of 
Theater and Native American Studies 
at UCLA and America's only pub- 
lished indigenous playwright. 

"Grandma and Grandpa" will be 
portrayed by Gloria Miguel and Nick 
Ramus. Gloria Miguel of the Rapahan- 
och-Cuna tribes, is a member of the 
acclaimed Spiderwoman Theatre 
Company of New York and has per- 
formed in Geiogamah's "Foghorn" 
and "49." Nick Ramus, a Blackfeet tri- 
bal member, has performed in such 
popular television productions as 
"Mystic The Warrior" and "I Will Fight 
No More Forever." 

The two comic one-act plays pro- 
vide a touching and realistic portrait of 
two elderly Native Americans as they 
reminisce about their lives. 
— Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 


Photo courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

A '^Race'' for Independence 

A, vivid picture of race relations was painted by the 
Market Theatre Company of Johannesburg, South Africa 
when they presented Bom in the R.S.A. on October 18 in 
Bowker Auditorium. 

Written and directed by Barney Simon, the play centers 
on the lives of seven individuals of different race and occu- 
pation during a state of emergency in South Africa. It de- 
picts the violence, uncertainty and confusion associated 
with such a situation. 

Before it was presented in Amherst, Bom in the R.S.A. 
was featured in the Woza Afrika Festival of South African 
Theater at Lincoln Center in New York. 

The Market Theatre Company is an internationally ac- 
claimed troupe that attempts to reflect a spirit that they 
hope will one day lead to understanding and peace in South 

Their October 18 performance was made possible by the 
New World Theater at the University and Present Stage of 

Pictured above (left to right) is Thoko Ntshinga, Vanessa 
Cooke and Gcina Mhlophe. 

— Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Photo courtesy of the New World Theater 

"5oaf/i Africans . . . 
this is Your Strife/^ 

The New World Theater began its performing season 
with the presentation of the powerful play Asinamali on 
September 27 in Bowker Auditorium. 

The play, written and directed by Mbongeni Ngema, 
affords a vivid look into the life of a South African township. 
It incorporates a mixture of song, dance, mime and story- 
telling to come across as a cabaret. 

The cast consists of five South Africans and, unlike other 
plays, the characters are actually the actors themselves. 
Using their real names, the actors recreate their arrests, 
convictions and the experiences of their friends and fam- 

Asinamali has been likened to a macabre vaudeville be- 
cause it alternates in rapid fire succession between scenes 
of pathos, humor, anger and terror. 

Pictured above is Solomzi Bhisholo, Bhoyi Ngema, Bon- 
gani Hlophe, Bheki Mqadi and Thami Cele. 

— Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 



- *^ pot light 

New World 


Theater: the Shades of Change 


t has often been said that theater is a reflection of 
reality in its most basic form. At times, it may seem 
unrelenting, presenting issues that are strikingly person- 
al with a raw intensity. At other times, however, the the- 
ater can act as a source for solutions to political, social and 
ethical problems. Nowhere is this interesting combination 
more evident than in productions presented by the New 
World Theater. Roberta Uno Thelwell, director of Third 
World Programs at the Fine Arts Center, says the reasons for 
this are simple. 

"Art reflects life and life is about a lot of issues," she said. 
"We (the New World Theater) are concerned with present- 
ing a theater where art is not divorced from life; that is very 
vibrant with cultural traditions and roots that reflect and 
engage people's lives." 

Founded in 1979, the New World Theater presents pri- 
marily works of Third World people. 

Each season, the troupe offers a series of plays that reflect 
both the beauty and diversity of a culture. Sometimes this 
means dealing with the political turmoil of a country. This 
year, in particular, issues of political strife were in sharp 

The 1986 fall season, for example, was dedicated to the 
struggle for freedom in South Africa. 

However, the New World Theater does not dwell pri- 
marily on political issues. 

"We don't go out looking for specific issues to cover in 
theater," Thelwell said. "We may have an interest in pre- 
senting issues that have not yet been touched in theater. 
Basically, if a play moves me, I know it will have a great 

The explosive Asinamali, a play written by Mbongeni 
Ngema and produced by the Market Theater of Johannes- 
burg, South Africa, kicked off the season in September. 

The play, which received rave reviews from both critics 
and audiences, deals with life in an African township. But, 
instead of portraying life as being dismal and oppressive, 
the play showcases the richness of the African culture 
through powerful singing, dancing and mime. 

According to Thelwell, African theater is one of the most 
intriguing forms of performance art. 

"The New World Theater has always been very tied to 
South African Theater," she said. "It is some of the most 
innovative theater in terms of methodology and perfor- 
mance and is a real culture-oriented form of theater." 

In commemoration of Black History Month, the New 
World Theater presented the musical comedy Williams and 

Starring Carle E. Atwater and Kim Sullivan, the production 
traces the lives of the comedy team of Bert Williams and 
George Walker as they advanced the Black Musical from 
the old minstrel show to Broadway and up to their appear- 
ance in the Ziegfield Follies and the breaking of the "color 
line" in theater. 

Similarly, the New World Theater is determined to con- 

quer that same "color line," according to Thelwell. 

"The theater engages people to learn about other cul- 
tures, which breaks down racial barriers," she said. "It (the 
New World Theater) is one of the few places where people 
of different races can come together and work toward a 
common goal." 

This year, especially, the efforts of the troupe to break 
racial barriers were not in vain. Nearly all of their produc- 
tions were performed to sell-out crowds. 

"This year was artistically very high," Thelwell said. "We 
had a series of real successes." 

She listed Asinamali, Born in the RSA, Be Still and Know, 
and Williams and Walker as being crowd favorites. 

Before many of these productions, lines stretched for 
several hundred feet as students and area residents waited 
to buy tickets. 

"There was standing room only for many of the shows," 
according to Thelwell. "Nothing is preventing us from 
bringing the best of Third World theater to the area and, as 
a result, we've built a strong and diverse audience." 

Part of the success can be attributed to the high level of 
social awareness at the University, Thelwell said. 

"We live in very enlightened community made up of 
people who investigate and inquire," she said. 

Even the press, which is usually extremely critical of Third 
World productions, has been kind to Thelwell and her 

"Around here, the critics have been very warm to the 
New World Theater. I've been very pleased with the re- 
sponses of most of them," she said. 

The audiences, however, are the key to the success of 
the Theater. 

Thelwell said students are so interested in Third World 
theater because it is unique from other types of art. 

"In the West, a lot of plays are boring. They often explore 
themes of alienation and decadence of society. It's depress- 
ing. But material from the Third World is connected with 
human emotion, survival and reason for being," she said. 

"In South Africa, they've had to create a theater that they 
can move very quickly," she went on. "They've reduced 
theater to the most basic form — the actor. That is the 
reason why it is so electrifying." 

Thelwell does not envision encountering any problems in 
the future that would affect the quality of the productions 
brought to campus. 

"The Fine Arts Center is one of the most progressive arts 
presenting companies in the country," she said. 

Not only does the Center sponsor Third World theater 
productions, but it also presents the Black Musicians Con- 
ference, the Bright Moments Festival (a program that brings 
the finest in African-American and Pan-African music to the 
Pioneer Valley) and various other culturally diverse events in 
dance and the special attraction series. 

— John MacMillan 



Photo Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

The ^'CounV'down 
Begins , , . 

Dilled as "The Most Explosive Force 
in Jazz", the world famous Count Ba- 
sie Orchestra appeared at the Fine 
Arts Center Concert Hall on Friday, 
November 14. The band performed 
under the leadership of saxophonist 
Frank Foster, a mainstay of the Basie 
reed section from 1953 to 1964. 

The 17-piece band lost its beloved 
leader when William "Count" Basie 
died in April, 1984. Frank Foster be- 
came the band's fourth leader (suc- 
ceeding Eric Dixon and Thad Jones) in 
June of this year. 

Well known as a composer/ar- 
ranger as well as a performer, Foster 
has written a number of Basie stan- 
dards such as the classic "Shiny Stock- 
ings", "Blues Backstage" and "Down 
for the Count". Frank Foster is pic- 
tured above. 
—Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Photo Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Thrill of the 

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra 
performed at Bowker Auditorium on 
December 12. Violinist Stephanie 
Chase appeared as guest soloist in a 
performance of the "Concerto No. 2 
in E Major" byjohann Sebastian Bach. 
The concert marked the orchestra's 
first appearance in Amherst under the 
direction of newly-appointed Music 
Director Raymond Harvey. 

The program included "Suite from 
the Opera, The Fairy Queen' " by 
Henay Purcell; ''La Creation du 
Monde" by Darius Milhaud and Mo- 
zart's "Symphony No. 41 in C major, 

A member of the Boston Chamber 
Music Society, Ms. Chase performs 
throughout the world in recitals with 
major orchestras and in chamber mu- 
sic settings. 
—Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Photo Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Atlanta Symphony: 

Forty-two and 

Feelin^ Fine 

Under the direction of famed con- 
ductor Robert Shaw (pictured above), 
the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra per- 
formed at the Fine Arts Center on 
Thursday, April 23. Now in its 42nd 
season, the Atlanta Symphony is one 
of the youngest American orchestras 
to achieve national prominence in the 
past quarter-century. 

Internationally famous as founder 
and director of the Robert Shaw Cho- 
rale, Robert Shaw celebrated his 21st 
year as Music Director and Conduc- 
tor of the Atlanta Symphony. The 
program consisted of "Remembering 
Gatsby" by American composer John 
Harbison; Concerto for Orchestra by 
the Polish composer Witold Lutos- 
lawski; and the Brahms Piano Concer- 
to No. 2 with guest soloist Peter Ser- 

—Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 


Photo Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Pearl: A Gem of a Performer 

ij inger Pearl Bailey performed at the Fine Arts Center Con- 
cert Hall on May 2, marking the final event in the Center's 
1986-87 Season. Ms. Bailey was backed by her husband 
and music director, drummer Louie Bellson and his trio. 
Acclaimed for her performance in "Hello Dolly" on Broad- 
way in the late sixties, Pearl Bailey has sung to countless 
audiences over the past forty years. Her career as a promi- 
nent stage performer began in 1946 when she appeared in 
"St. Louis Woman". 

An American phenomenon himself, Louie Bellson was a 
drummer in many of the big bands of the forties including 
the bands of Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, and Harry 
James. He also toured with Duke Ellington who described 
him as "the world's greatest drummer." 

The performance by Pearl Bailey on May 2 closed the 
University's 16th Annual Black Musicians Conference which 
is dedicated to the vocal tradition. Her appearance is also 
part of the Fine Arts Center's Arts America '87, a festival of 
American music, dance and theater. 

—Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Photo Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Strumming the Strings 
of Success 

Classical guitarist Christopher Parkening appeared in recital 
at Bowker Auditorium on March 19. He performed works 
by Villa-Lobos, de Falla, Ravel, Debussy, Granados, Sor, and 
others. As America's leading virtuoso guitarist, Christopher 
Parkening has become a legend. His former teacher, Andres 
Segovia, has called him "one of the most brilliant guitarists in 
the world." 

With a versatile range of repertoire, Mr. Parkening has 
performed with the New York Philharmonic, the National 
Symphony, the orchestras of Chicago, Philadelphia, San 
Francisco, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Saint Louis, Montreal, 
Toronto, and Vancouver. In addition, he annually plays over 
50 recitals. Christopher Parkening has been nominated for 
the prestigious Grammy Award and is one of the most 
recorded guitarists in the world. 

Mr. Parkening was assisted on his Amherst recital by 
guitarist David Brandon. 

—Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 


Apple Hill: Ripe With Talent 

Photo by Martha Swope 

One of New England's finest chamber nnusic ensembles performed in Bowker Auditorium at the University of 
Massachusetts on February 4. 
The Apple Hill Chamber Players, a group of artists-in-residence and permanent artists-in-residence at Keene State 
College, Keene, N.H. and the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music in Nelson, N.H., performed as part of an arts advocacy 
project of New England Presentors, Inc. 

The group's tour was in recognition of New England ensembles and composers. It was funded in part by the six state arts 
agencies of New England and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Violinist Veronica Kadlubkiewicz, a former visiting assistant professor of violin at the University, is a member of the 

The chamber player's February 4 performance included renditions of the String Quartet in C Major by Boccherini, 
Dvorak's Piano Trio in F Minor, and a new work entitled "'Dark Tangos" by Boston composer Tison Street. 

— Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Photo by David Sutton 

Clear as a Bell 

iVneteen-year-old violinist Joshua Bell performed at 
Bowker Auditorium on Monday, December 8. His recital 
program included the Mozart Sonana in B^* Major, K. 454 
and the Franck Sonata in A Major, plus works by Bloch, 
Brahms, Paganini, and Wieniawski. He was accompanied by 
pianist Samuel Sanders. 

Joshua Bell is already a veteran of the concert stage, 
having performed with over 50 orchestras, in recital and at 
music festivals throughout the United States, Canada, Eu- 
rope and the Far East. He first gained national recognition 
when, at age 14, he became the youngest soloist ever to 
appear on the subscription series of the Philadelphia Or- 
chestra, under the direction of Riccardo Muti. 

In December, 1985, Mr. Bell became the first exclusive 
violinist to be signed by Decca/London Records in over ten 
years. A native of Bloomington, Indiana, Joshua Bell is cur- 
rently enrolled at Indiana University, where he has studied 
since the age of 12 with the distinguished violin mentor 
Josef Gingold. 

— Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Photo by Reinhard Thiel 

Big Voices Come in 
Little Packages 

yHs part of their U.S. tour, the Vienna Choir Boys per- 
formed at the Fine Arts Center on Monday, October 6. 

Under the leadership of Peter Marshik, the 24 young 
choristers performed works by Shcumann, Brahams, Schu- 
bert, and Kodaly. Included in their Amherst repertoir were 
selections from "A Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Brit- 
ten, as well as Britten's "Missa Brevis." 

For nearly five centuries the Vienna Choir Boys have 
entertained millions with the charm and excellence of their 
music-making. The Vienna Choir Boys have become recog- 
nized as the world's most beloved choir. 

— Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 


Photo Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Cool Cat 
Sings Scat 

Winner of the 1987 Grammy 
Awards', "Top Male jazz Vocalist" 
category, Bobby McFerrin made his 
Amherst debut on April 21 at Bowker 
Auditorium. Mr. McFerrin has been 
turning the American jazz scene up- 
side-down since the release of his first 
album in 1982. Performing totally 
without back-up musicians, McFer- 
rin's style is unprecedented. His musi- 
cal vocabulary is a mixture of styles 
from rap to Bach, and from folk to 
bebop. Sometimes he sings words, 
but more often he takes the wordless 
route — an approach similar to scat 
singing, although the range of sounds 
and tones that McFerrin produces is a 
step beyond conventional scat. 
— Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Photo Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Up from the 
Land Down Under 

London-based pianist Leslie How- 
ard presented a recital at Bowker 
Auditorium on November 20. Leslie 
Howard achieved considerable rec- 
ognition in his native Australia as a 
performer, composer and musicolo- 
gist before relocating to Europe in 
1972, where he pursued piano studies 
in London with Alfred Brendel, and in 
Italy with Maurizio Pollini and Guido 
Agosti. He has appeared throughout 
the world with such orchestras as the 
London Symphony, the Orchestra of 
La Scala, the BBC Philharmonic, etc. 
For his Amherst recital, Mr. Howard 
performed works by Franz Liszt, com- 
memorating the 175th anniversary of 
the composer's birth. The program in- 
cluded Liszt's Annees de Pelerinage - 
Deuxieme Annee - Italie S. 16 7. 
— Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Photo Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

''Suite'' Lateef 

Mu\t\ talented composer and per- 
former Yusef Lateef was featured with 
the Chapel jazz Ensemble on Decem- 
ber 11 at the Fine Arts Center Concert 
Hall. The University jazz Ensemble I 
opened the concert, and highlighting 
the program was the premiere of La- 
teef 's "So Suite" (or Love Suite, 'so' 
being the word for love in the Hausa 
language). Lateef was featured on 
tenor sax and bamboo and Germanic 
flutes, accompanied by the 22-piece 
Chapel jazz Ensemble under the di- 
rection of David Sporny. 

Lateef has performed extensively 
thoughout this country, Europe, japan 
and Nigeria. He has toured with the 
bands of Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, 
and Cannonball Adderly, as well as 
with his own Yusef Lateef Quartet. 
— Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 


Photo by Donald B. lohnson 


Hor stars, ''Coor Jazz 

Jazz legend Max Roach was joined by vocalist Roberta 
Davis, trunripeter Terence Blanchard and saxophonist Don- 
ald Harrison for the annual Jazz All Stars concert at the Fine 
Arts Concert Hall on December 6. Presented in cooperation 
with the Springfield Jazz Society, the Jazz All Stars concert 
was a benefit performance for the Fletcher Henderson Me- 
morial Scholarship given each year to a deserving student in 
the Afro-American Music and Jazz program at the Universi- 

Internationally acclaimed percussionist and composer, 
Max Roach is a pioneer in the development of contempo- 
rary American music. He is a professor in the Department of 
Music at the University. 

Roberta Davis is currently on the faculty at the Berklee 
College of Music in Boston. She was backed by Frederick 
Tillis on sax; Jeff Holmes, piano; Richard Evans, bass; and 
Warrick Carter, drums. 

New Orleans natives Terence Blanchard and Donald Har- 
rison (pictured above) were both students of Ellis Marsalis 
(Wynton and Branford's father) and played with Art Bla- 
key's Jazz Messengers before forming their own quintet 
earlier this year. They have recently released their third 
album as leaders, appropriately titled Nascence. Pianist Cy- 
rus Chestnut, bassist Reginald Veal, and drummer Carl Allen 
complete the quintet. 

— Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Photo Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Menuhin: Master of Strings 

fehudi Menuhin, whose name has become synony- 
mous with the art of violin playing, appeared as conductor 
and violin soloist with the Warsaw Sinfonia in a concert on 
Thursday, February 12, at 8 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center 
Concert Hall. Since his auspicious Carnegie Hall debut as a 
child prodigy at age 11, American born Yehudi Menuhin has 
emerged as a musical giant of our era. An artist and humani- 
tarian endowed with great depth and vision, he has always 
strived to bridge gaps between nations with his music. He 
founded the Warsaw Sinfonia in 1984, a result of the expan- 
sion of the internationally acclaimed Polish Chamber Or- 
chestra. It is comprised of forty young, versatile and virtuo- 
sic members. 

The Sinfonia accompanied Mr. Menuhin on the Bach 
Violin Comcerto No. 1 in A Minor, Wagner's Siegfried Idyll 
and the Overture of the Rossini opera, La Scala diSeta. The 
program concluded with Concert for Strings by the Polish 
composer Crazyna Bacewicz and the Mendelssohon "Ital- 
ian" Symphony. 

— Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 




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Tokyo: Take a ^^Bow" 

Photo by Christian Stetner 

Hailed by critics as one of the great quartets, the Tokyo String Quartet performed at Bowker Auditorium on February 26. 
Comprised of Peter Oundjian and Kikuei Ikeda, violins; Kazuhide Isomura, viola; and Sadao Harara, cello; the Tokyo 
String Quartet has just celebrated their 15th anniversary as a quartet. Audiences and critics have marvelled at their 
precision and balance, astonishing clarity and incomparable intonation, while acclaiming the spontaneity and intensity that 
the ensemble brings to its performances. 

The Quartet performed the Schubert Quartet No. 9 in G minor, Mozart's Quartet no. 17 in B-flat Major ("the Hunt"), and 
the Brahms Quartet in A minor. No. 2. They performed on a set of four matched instruments created by the Italian luthier 
Nicolo Amati, between 1656 and 1677. The instruments have been loaned to the Tokyo String Quartet by the Corcoran 
Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The members of the Quartet are artists-in-residence at the American University in 
Washington, D.C. and at Yale University. 

—Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 


Photo Courtesy 6f the Fih^ Arts "Center 

Shearing and Torme: 
Swingin' all the Way 

On Thursday, March 12, the Fine Arts Center was pleased 
to present "An Elegant Evening with Mel Torme and George 

Mel Torme has been a professional entertainer for more 
than forty years. Called "the consummate jazz/pop vocal 
master of our time", he is the only performer who writes 
and orchestrates his own musical arrangements. During his 
long career he has received 13 Grammy award nominations 
and in 1983 and 1984 he was awarded the Grammy as Best 
Male Jazz Vocalist for his two albums with George Shearing. 

London-born Shearing has created an international repu- 
tation for musical talent as pianist, arranger, and composer. 
He is equally at home on the classical concert stage as on 
the jazz nightclub stand. His compositions number better 
than one hundred, including his famous "Lullaby of Bird- 
land", which has become a jazz standard. 

For their Amherst appearance, Torme and Shearing were 
joined by Don Thompson on bass and piano, and drummer 
Don Osborne. 

—Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Photo Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 

Accomplished in Classical 

r ianist Kathryn Selby, a native of Australia, performed at 
Bowker Auditorium on April 7. Though still in her early 
twenties, Kathryn Selby has already made solo debuts with 
the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestras 
of St. Louis, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. Upon graduation 
from Bryn Mawr College in 1983, she was awarded the 
school's Horace Alwyne Prize in music. In 1985 she was 
awarded a career development grant from the Astral Foun- 
dation of New York and Philadelphia, the chamber music 
prize from the Seventh Van Cliburn International Piano 
Competition and the prestigious Rachmaninoff Prize and 
Gold Medal from the Curtis Institute of Music. She is cur- 
rently studying at the juilliard School with Rudolf Firkusny. 
For her April 7 Amherst performance, Ms. Selby per- 
formed Schubert's Four Impromptus, D. 935 and Chopin's 
Sonata in B minor, Op. 58, in addition to works by Liszt, 
Ravel, Debussy, and the American composer John Corig- 

—Courtesy of the Fine Arts Center 



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Photo by Chris Hardin 


/ Scream, 

You Scream, 
We All Scream . . . 


For Shriekback! 

J hriekback, a startling and intense 
trio of funk/punk, new-wave English 
rockers, performed a lively, much-at- 
tended concert at the Bluewall on 
Nov. 7, 1986. 

Touring in support of their latest al- 
bum, "Fish Below the Ice," Shriekback 
was weaned from a pulsating tapestry 
of progressive British talent that in- 
cludes former members of such nota- 
ble synth-rock bands as XTC and 
Gang of Four. Pictured above: Shriek- 
back vocalist Barry Andrews leers sly- 
ly at the audience. 

—John M. Doherty 

Photo by ludith Fiola 


Scorching Six- 
Strings ^^Butctier 
the Audience 

/he blisteringly brash, burn-the- 
house-down, blood-sweat-and-tears 
rock sensibility of Grammy nomi- 
nated guitarist Jon Butcher was in full, 
volcanic throttle during the May 3 
UPC Spring Concert. 

Despite an uncertain start amidst 
rainy, inclement weather, Jon "but- 
chered" the enthusiastic crowd with a 
series of white hot, riveting guitar riffs 
that have by now become his trade- 

Often mentioned in the same com- 
pany as other supremely talented 
rock guitarists such as Jeff Beck and 
Stevie Ray Vaughan, Butcher's scintil- 
lating sojourn at UMass proved a per- 
fect launching ground for the rocket- 
ing world tour which was to follow. 
Pictured above: Mr. Butcher flashes 
his pearly whites. 

—John M. Doherty 

Photo by Chris Hardin 

Ostx)rne Soars 

on ^Wings^^ of 

Rhythm and Romance 

R hode island native Jeffrey Osborne 
brought his warm, romantic balladry 
and hypnotic dance rhythms to a siz- 
zling UMass debut at the Fine Arts 
Center on Oct. 13, 1986. 

The smooth, suavely soulful Mr. 
Osborne immediately enraptured the 
crowd; seductively enfolding the au- 
dience in the balmy cocoon of his 
well-known romantic hits "On the 
Wings of Love" and "You Should Be 

Stirring things up a bit, Osborne 
kept the crowd swaying with an in- 
fectious performance of such irresis- 
table dance concoctions as "Border- 
line" and "Stay With Me Tonight." 
Pictured above: Jeffrey Osborne is 
feelin' fine and funky in this exuberant 
pose from his well-received concert. 
—John M. Doherty 


Photo by Chris Hardin 

Lemon-Drops Look Toward 
a ^^Fruitfur Future 

The Mighty Lemon-Drops, one of the most refreshing, 
innovative, and entertaining bands of this musical season, 
appeared on a double bill with Chameleons UK at the 
UMass Bluewall on Feb. 20. 

Originally called the Sherbert Monsters, this quartet first 
formed in the spring of 1985, and had their first single, "Like 
An Angel," shoot to the top of the indie charts. A vibrant 
and bewitching musical force, the Lemon-Drops have re- 
cently had the pleasure of witnessing their debut album, 
"Happy Head" crack the top ten lists of many college radio 
stations. Pictured above: A Lemon-Drop coerces his six- 
string to sing sweetly. 

—Courtesy of Union Program Council 

Photo by Chris Hardin 

A Classy ^^Twisf on 
the ''Mellow'' Blues 

D ig Twist and the Mellow Fellows, a Chicago-based R&B 
band that some critics have hailed as the "greatest blues 
talent(s) that can still walk and talk," played a small but 
"immensely" satisfying concert at the Student Union Ball- 
room on Nov. 1, 1986. 

With his luminous grin, epic girth, and a rich bluesy growl 
to skillfully encompass such classic R&B tunes as "It Could 
Be You and Me" and "Sweet Home Chicago," Big Twist 
himself provided a formidable and enchanting stage pres- 

The Mellow Fellows (composed of Pete Special on lead 
guitar, Don Tenuto on trumpet, Sid Wingfield on key- 
boards, and Terry Ogolinion tenor sax) proved no less tal- 
ented and enthusiastic, and provided ample support for the 
big-voiced showman who is their leader. Pictured above: 
Big Twist makes friends with the mike. 

—John M. Doherty 



Photo by Chris Hardin 

Chameleons Add 
Color to the Bluewall 

The Chameleons UK, a hard-rocking English band that has 
often been described as "one of Britain's best kept secrets," 
performed a "colorfully" diverse concert at the Bluewall on 
Feb. 20. 

Defining themselves as "four sharp-tongued (lounge) liz- 
ards with the power of adding color to life; constant pur- 
veyors of quality songs with an acute angle," this mysterious 
and altogether mesmerizing British band have been togeth- 
er since 1981 and accumulated several LP's including Script 
of the Bridge, What Does Anything Mean?, and Strange 
Times. Their latest release. The Chameleons UK, would 
seem equally promising, and features revealing remakes of 
David Bowie's "John, I'm Only Dancing," and the Beatles' 
"Tomorrow Never Knows." Pictured above: a Chameleon 
shrieks in eerie silhouette. 

— Courtesy of Union Program Council 

Photo by ludith Fiola 

Spunky, ''Scandar-ous 

Chanteuse Rocks 

the Eastside 

S assy, raven-haired rock songstress Patty Smyth stormed 
the April 26 Eastside Concert with her patented brand of 
torchy rock balladry and "come-hither" sense of musical 

Strikingly clad in a motley assemblage of leather, black 
iace, torn jeans and spike-heeled boots, the ex "Scandal" 
lead singer shimmied and spun her way through an even 
mix of sizzling rockers and scorchy ballads that included 
Smyth's well-known hits "Goodbye to You," "The War- 
rior," "Never Enough," "The Beat of a Heart," and "Down- 
town Train." Pictured above; Rocker Patty Smyth scans the 
seemingly endless waves of dancing bodies before her. 

—John M. Doherty 


Photo Courtesy of Union Program Council 

The Feelies: 
'1n Touch'' with 

Good Old Rock'NVoll 

The original Feelies, consisting of 
Glenn Mercer and Bill Million, bassist 
John J. and drunnmer Dave Wecker- 
man, made their debut in 1977 in their 
hometown of Haledon, New Jersey. 

Their first album, "Crazy Rhythms", 
was recorded in 1980 on England's 
Stiff label. But, Mercer and Million de- 
cided in 1981 to disband the group 
because they began "to find rock mu- 
sic too restricting." 

In 1983, Million and Mercer re- 
formed the Feelies. The present line- 
up also includes Weckerman and Stan 
Demeski on drums and Brenda Sauter 
on bass. 

In 1986, they recorded "The Good 
Earth" (Coyote Records). Their Am- 
herst performance was held at the 
Bluewall on April 11. 

—Courtesy of Union 
Program Council 

Photo by Chris Hardin 

Pioneering Pat: 
Music's Multi- 

Faceted Marvel 

t/nion Program Council proudly 
presented a special evening with the 
Pat Metheny Group on February 26 at 
the Fine Arts Center. Pat Metheny, vir- 
tuoso guitarist, multi-faceted com- 
poser and guitar synthesizer pioneer, 
has been a professional musician for 
half his life. Pat has received three 
grammy awards and been nominated 
for five others. 

Lyle Mays, keyboardist and co- 
composer with Metheny, hooked up 
with the Pat Metheny group at its be- 
ginnings in 1977. 

Steve Rodby, who plays both dou- 
ble bass and electric bass, joined the 
group in 1981. Rodby conducted the 
National Philharmonic Orchestra for 
the sound-track for "The Falcon and 
the Snowman". Paul Wertico, drum- 
mer, joined the group in 1983. 

—Courtesy of Union 
Program Council 

Photo by Chris Hardin 

The What When, 
and Who ofHuskerDii 

H usker Du, pronounced "Hoosker 
Doo", is a self-produced, self-man- 
aged trio comprised of guitarist Bob 
Mould, bassist Greg Norton, and 
drummer Grant Hart. The name was 
originally derived from a Scandinavian 
board game and means "do you re- 

Husker DO appeared with their 
special guests Christmas at the Stu- 
dent Union Ballroom on February 12. 
Their sound has often been described 
as being "ultracore", a harsh hyper- 
sonic pop. Their music is a solid critic's 
favorite with their records often re- 
maining near the top of college radio 
playlists for months at a time. 

—Courtesy of Union 
Program Council 


Photo by Byrne Guamotta 

Gospel/Punk Band 
Shows No ''Mercy'' 

M ercy Seat, a bizarre punk/gospel band fronted by Vio- 
lent Femmes leader Gordon Gano, performed at the 
Bluewali on Feb. 21. 

Although Gano functions as both the group's leader, gui- 
tarist and backing singer, it is the dynamic singer Zena Von 
Hepinstali who takes center stage (aided and abetted by 
bulldozing vocals and an explosive stage presence). Also 
featured in the band are Pat Moran on bass and Fernando 
Menendez on drums. 

Bruce Davis of The Bob writes, "The Mercy Seat takes 
classic gospel songs and infuses them with the powerful 
urgency of punk. The vocals of both Gordon and Zena are 
melodic and harmonious as in the traditional gospel style, 
but the music is brisk and biting.'Tictured above: Gordon 
Gano and Zena Von Hepinstali slide into the driving groove 
of Mercy Seat's relentless punk/gospel beal. 

—Courtesy of Union Program Council 

Photo by Byrne Guarnotta 

Mesmerizing Muses 
Provide Funky Inspiration 

Fhe Throwing Muses, an enchanting quartet comprised of 
Kristen Hersh (lead singer, guitarist, songwriter), Tanya Don- 
elly (guitarist, percussionist, singer and songwriter), Leslie 
Langston (bassist, backing singer), and David Narcizo (drum- 
mer), performed in concert at the Bluewali on Feb. 21. 

This Boston band (which has recently released their self- 
titled debut album on the British 4AD label) manages to 
create a different style with each song, incorporating differ- 
ent mixtures of electric and acoustic guitars and a different 
relationship of voices to rhythm of each song. 

Leslie Langston, bassist, puts her perception of the band 
in these words: "... if we weren't a band, we'd be a cereal 
box full of all these weird shaped things that you couldn't 
eat, just interesting things that you could look at all day, and 
wonder at." 

—Courtesy of Union Program Council 




Photo by Cynthia Orlowski 

Seniors editor, Carol McClintocl<, has special 
interest in the senior section as she herself 
graduates this year. 

Photo by Clayton lones 

Assistant Seniors editor, Robin Bernstein, at- 
tends the racial speech given by Mool<ie and 

riiuLU uy )uu 

Kelly McCormack enjoys taking pictures at a party 

Photo by ludith Fiola 

in her 

Contained within the next 60 pages are the latest 
4,000 additions to the UMass history booi<s. 

Interestingly, this year's class is the 40th class to 
be graduated since Massachusetts State College 
officially became the University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst in 1947. In conjunction with the event, the 
history-making Class of '47 celebrated its 40th 
reunion during Alumni Weekend, June 5, 6, 7. In this 
section, Dario Politella, a professor of journalism at 
the university and a member of the Class of '47, 
provides us with a sentimental recount of his days 
at Massachusetts State College. In all, the story 
provides a fitting closing for the section. 

To tie in our theme, "Take a Closer Look," the 
Index conducted a series of surveys and interviews 
with members of this year's senior class. We asked 
their opinion on a variety of topics, ranging from 
what they thought of the quality of a UMass 
education to whether they were involved in 
extracurricular activities. The results of the survey 
are interesting, but don't ask us. Turn the page and 
see for yourself. 


Collegian reporter, Don tipper, interviews a Twister contestant. 

Photo by Jonathan Blake 


Photo by ludith Fiola 

NAME: Dylan Dobbyn 
MAJOR: Computer Science Engineering 
HOMETOWN: Weilfleet, MA 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

I think UMass is a good school. It's very competitive 
and inexpensive. The department has problems in 
putting emphasis on learning as opposed to proving 
that how much a student learns through exams, pa- 
pers, and homework. This may be unfair and is not 
representative of how much a student knows. 

I think core requirements have helped me broaden 
my horizons. I don't think they should be segregated 
and defined as CD, and E cores. Students should be 
able to take as many courses in any department they 
choose. I think there should be major and non-major 

From what you observe do you feel "Zoo Mass" is 
a fitting label for the University? 

I think too many people generalize. There is too 
much diversity at the University. UMass is what you 
make of it. Maybe parts of the University can be 
considered a zoo, especially the students who slip 
through the system. It's not difficult to do. 




Karen L. Abraham CB Fin New Bedlord, MA 

Gary T. Abrams A&R Econ New Miltord. N| 

Robert Abramson Zool Rockyville Or , NY 

Zahira Acevedo-Crespo Comm Stu Cuynabu, Puerto R 

Patrick Ackee Econ Haverhill, MA 

Melvyn Acosia Zool Amhersl, MA 

leffrey M. Adams HRTA Duxbury, MA 

Lisa Adder Mklg Buriinglon, MA 

Ferdie W. Adoboe Ceog Accra. Ghana, W. Africa 

Julie M. Aheam Acctng Framingham, MA 
Lesley M. Ahem Comm Slu Melrose, MA 
Kathleen V. Ahrens Chinese Middlebury, CT 
IJsa Aiello CB Fin Andover 
Tonya L. Aitken History Greenfield, MA 
Nicholas H. Akins Educ Camp, MA 
Christos, K. Akrivoulis Elec Eng Wallham. MA 
Kenneth B. Albert )S Sunderland, MA 
Mary K. Albert Comm Stu Peabody, MA 

Randall Alberts Comm Stu Lexington, MA 
Gregory R. Albrecht Econ Sunderland, MA 
Stephen Aldrich GB Fin Carlisle, MA 
Julia T. Alenson Zoo! Wilmetie, IL 
Lisa ). Alexander HRTA Salisbury, MA 
Stevie Richard Alfred Econ New Orelans, LA 
Christine Alibrandi Soc/Mktg Foxboro, MA 
Steven Allard Sports Mgt Averili Park, NY 
John D. Allegretto Hum Nut Medfield, MA 

Deborah Jeanne Alien GB Fin Hoppkinton, MA 
Michael ^Ulen Sport Mgt South Glens Falls, NY 
Kimberly A. Alston Math Albany. NY 
Michael J. Alter )S Natick, MA 
Mia Alves Hum Serv Ludlow. MA 
Leslie M. Ames Sports Mgt Dedham, MA 
Jill Ann Amorelli Comm Stu Norwell, MA 
David Ampiaw Food Sci Worcester, MA 
Robert P. Amyot Econ Greenfield, MA 

Jennie Mcintosh Anderson Wood Tech Sagamore Beach, MA 

Michelle Anderson Zool Holbrook, MA 

Wendy Anderson Psych Wilmette, IL 

Kenneth S. Ansin Poli Sci W. Townsend, MA 

Vincent Antil Hist /Ceog Holyoke, MA 

Michelle Antiles Art/Educ Longmeadow. MA 

Luzviminda A. Antonio )S Honolulu, HI 

Ronda A. Applebaum )S/Comm Stu Fairfield, CT 

Wendy April COINS Mystic, Ct 

Dianne F. Aquino English West Roxbury, MA 
Gustavo Adolfo Aquino HRTA Amherst. MA 
Eddie O. Arboleda-Osorio Poliyanos Rio Piedra 
Naomi R. Ann History Lexington, MA 
Daryl A. Armstrong Econ Wellesley, MA 
Hope A. Armstrong An Sci Dudley, MA 
David H. Amtsen Psych Coram, Ny 
Laurie Artioli Civ Eng wilbraham, MA 
Mathew Atkins COINS E. Selauket, NY 

James E. Averili Comm Stu Boston, MA 

Jill A. Axelrod Dance Middleboro. MA 

Suzanne Azerrad Econ Sudbury, MA 

Patricia A. Babbitt COINS Putney, VT 

Alex Bachrach GB Fin River Edge, N) 

John Badger Phys Ed Norwood. MA 

James Bailey Poli Sci Amesbury, MA 

Richard Eari Bailey Poli Sci/Afro-Am Stu Dorchester, MA 

Jeffrey D. Baker Comm Stu Franklin, MA 

Jeffrey Eric Baker )S Peabody, MA 
Ann I. Balbinder GB Fin Missequogue Li, NY 
Renee Baribeau Pub Health Southwick, MA 
Susan M. Barney Fash Mklg Sudbury, MA 
Kara L. Bamicle Comm Slu Lincoln, iSM 
Karen Bamstein GB Fin Framingham, MA 
Mercedes M. Barreras Comm Stu Caguas. PR 
Michael WilUam Barrett Psych Florence. MA 
Maria R. Barros Psych Dorchester, MA 


A survey was conducted by members of the Index 
^»staff to get the opinions of this year's senior class 
on various topics. 

The survey was distributed during the last two 
weeks of senior portraits in March. Forty-six seniors 
completed the surveys and interviews. 

Obviously, the survey is not representative of the 
opinions of the entire senior class. It was conducted 
only to gather the opinions of some seniors. 

Nonetheless, the results are interesting in the sense 
that they tend to dispel the myth of UMass as being a 
"party school." 

Most of the seniors asked, for example, have never 
considered transferring from the University. When 
asked why, most seniors said that UMass is finally 
gaining recognition as one of the top public universi- 
ties in New England. 

According to one senior, "UMass has finally gotten 
rid of its Yoo Mass' image. I was recently talking to 
some freshmen and when they were applying to 
schools, they did not consider UMass to be one of 
their 'safe schools.' " 

Approximately one-third of the seniors we talked 
to have received some of their education from other 
schools, such as Cornell, Princeton and Harvard. 

The difference in cost was clearly the primary rea- 
son for transferring, but at least 20 seniors said the 
diversity of courses and large number of available 
majors is what attracted them to UMass. 

—John MacMillan 
—Robin Bernstein 


Dana A. Bartholomew Food Sci Sheffield, MA 
David W. Bartsch Env Des Nantucket, MA 
Cynthia Balchelor Comm Slu Mar^hfjeld, MA 
Neil A. Batt English Wiliamwille, NY 
Brauna Baum |5 Beverly Hills, CA 
Daniel E. Baxter Micro Plaistow. NH 
Kelly A. Baxter Mgt Avon. MA 
Keith Bayen COINS Amherst, MA 
Richard J. Bayer HRTA Skokie, IL 

Elizabeth A. Bazinetz Psych Fall River, MA 
Heather M. Bean An Sci Haydenvrlle, MA 
Suzanne R. Beatty Comm Slu Scituate. MA 
Linda Beauregard Comm Stu Haverehill, MA 
Lisa Beauregard Psych Billerica, MA 
Robert Paul Becker Zoo) Holden, MA 
Carol Ann Bekampis Mgt Sudbury, MA 
Rebecca Bekampis Econ Sudbury, MA 
Theodore Belales Econ Holyoke, MA 

Ketly Belizaire Pub Health Boston, MA 
Lisa Bellafalo Psych Hopkinton, MA 
Joanne C. Bellini Soc Cambridge, MA 
Micheal F. Bellino Elec Eng Worcester, MA 
Mark Benkley Art Lexington, MA 
Beth Ann Bennett HRTA Owego, NY 
William Steven Bennett Poll Sci Auburn, MA 
Paul R. Benoit ]r. Worcester, MA 
Eric Anthony Berg Italian Bellingham. MA 

Grelchen A. Bergeron Psych Greenfield, MA 
Joshua D-d Berins Anthro Amherst, MA 
Maria L. Berksza English Brockton, MA 
Douglas A. Berlan Econ Acton, MA 
Eugetie R. Berman Poli Sci Beverly, MA 
Rena S. Berman Educ Worcester, MA 
Keilh Bemard Econ Sherborn. MA 
Leesa Beth Bernstein Psych Springfield, M) 
Robin Bernstein Fash Mktg Scarsdale, NY 

Stacey F. Bernstein Ind Eng New City, NY 

Donna Berry An Sci Stoughton, MA 

David Berzofsky HRTA Hollywood. FL 

Amy Joan Best HRTA Acton, MA 

Victor J. Bieniek Jr. Chinese W. Springfield. MA 

Emily Bietsch Ex Sci Trumbull, CT 

Sharon M. Billings GB Fin Beverly, MA 

Doris A. Bilodeau UWW S Deerfield, MA 

Michael Bird Zool Millbury. MA 

Andrew S. Biscoe IS Concord, MA 
Catherine M. Black EDUC Mattapoisett, MA 
Kimberly Black Bio Chem Norfolk. MA 
Heidi Blackman Mktg Gloucester. MA 
Linda |. Blair Poli Sd Lynnwood, MA 
Rainer M. Blair Mktg W. Germany 
Peter Blake Comm Stu Lynnfieid, MA 
Deborah A. Block Theater Ardmore, PA 
Honor Schnurr Blomw An Sci Sheffield, MA 

David C. Boardman JS Springfield, MA 

Edward Boardman Econ Norwalk, CT 

Tom Boback Mgt Wayne, N| 

Michelle D. Bobroff Zool Amherst, MA 

Michael E. Boches GB Fin New York, NY 

Jill Marie Bodnar Ex Sci East Longmeadow, MA 

Dean Boissy Econ Agawam, MA 

Patricia Boland Pub Health Housatonic, MA 

Laura Boldstrich Poli Sci Hollywood, FL 

Kathleen M. Boles Accting Milton, MA 
Sylvia Marie Boloian Comm Stu Andover, MA 
Margaret Susan Boltz Comm Stu North Attleboro, MA 
Ann M. Bonanno Mktg Medfield, MA 
Steven Bonasoni Ind Eng Ridgefield, CT 
Dawn M. Bonde Mktg Southampton, MA 
Angie L. Bonilla Pub Health Carolina Puerto Rico 
Jacqueline A. Benin Zool Bellingham, MA 
Mark A. Boone CS Eng Brockton, MA 


Photo by Judith Fiola 

NAME: Chris O'Connell 
MAJOR: Education 
HOMETOWN: Methuen, MA 
ACTIVITIES: Honors Society for Education 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

I tiiink my department has provided me with valu- 
able courses and field work which gives education 
students a strong background for teaching. I have a 
job lined up after I graduate. 1 think core requirements 
are a good idea. I like to learn a little about many 
subjects. It helps to be aware in areas other than my 
field. I decided to attend UMass from a community 
college because I visited friends here and I liked it. 

From what you observe do you feel "Zoo Mass" is 
a fitting label for the University? 

I was never offended by "Zoo Mass," however, 
now that I'm graduating I think about it more and 
don't want people to doubt my education because of 
the zoo reputation. 




Deborah Marie Borci Acclmg W Boylslon, MA 
Slacey F. Bork Ex Sri Spnngficltl. MA 
Richard E. Bomrreund Phys We^tmonl, N) 
Vivienne L. Bosch Mkrg Bedford, NY 
lames Boudreau English Stoughton, MA 
Denise Bourie Fash Mktg Longmeadow. MA 
Stephen L. Bouview Psych Aden, MA 
Susan C. Boyajran Math Newton, MA 
Pamela W. Bracken English Nanluckel, MA 

lohn R. Bradley HRTA East Brainlree. MA 

Scoll E. Bradley History Amherst, MA 

leHry Bradway History Stockbridge, MA 

Bonnie Brady Comm Stu Hillbury, MA 

H Winston Braman English Northampton. MA 

Sarah Braumier Accting Haydenville. MA 

Richard |. Brazile Env Des Worcester, MA 

Leslie Breaull HRTA Ashland. MA 

Emily |. Bregman Psych South Orange. N) 

Barbara Breitung Soc Springfield, MA 
Martha Brennan Comm Stu Cloucester.MA 
Laura Brewer Ex Sci Seiiingham, MA 
Richard G. Brink Civ Eng Fairfax Sta. VA 
Michael W. Brinkman Mktg Durham. NC 
Jacqueline K. Brinson Mktg Boston. MA 
Sheri Brodie Comm Stu Milton, MA 
Ben Brogan History Washington, DC 
Dorothy Ann Brooks Educ Arlington, MA 

Nancy Brosnihan GB Fin Auburn. MA 

Elizabeth A. Broughton Micro South Hamilton, MA 

Cynthia L. Brown Fash Mktg Chatham, MA 

Douglas Brown Food Mgkt/Econ Fairhaven 

Virginia Brown Elec Eng Lynn, MA 

Daniel Bruno Food Mktg/ Econ Bedford, MA 

Gerald A. Bruwi Psych Gloucester, MA 

Deborah Lee Bryer Comm Dis Saugus. MA 

George P. Buck Econ Welton, CT 

Amy C. Buckley Chem Eng Hyde Park, MA 
Erich C. Buddenhagen Econ Manchester, MA 
Dawn T. Bukis Econ Medway. MA 
Lynn Anne Bull An Sci N. Grafton, MA 
Maria Bull )S/PhoIo Carlisle, MA 
Mark Burak GB Amherst, MA 
Stefan Burak Bus Ad Amherst, MA 
Lisa B. Buratto Mech Eng Lee, MA 
Lauren Burg Psych Staten Island, NY 

Mike Burke HRTA West Springfield. MA 
Richard J. Burke English/Leg Stu Braintree, MA 
Joyce Burnett Env Des Northampton, MA 
Tracy Alden Bumo Arts Pittsfield, MA 
Michelle R. Bums Zool Auburndale, MA 
James |. Burzynski EE Elec Eng Westfield, MA 
William Bushnell Mech Eng Georgetown, MA 
Wendy J. Bussiere HRTA Atlleboro, MA 
R. Player Butler History Alexandria, VA 

Nancy V. Buttine HRTA Oyster Bay. NY 
Gregory S. Buzzell Forestry Burlington, MA 
Beverly Byer BDIC Arch Int Cataumet, MA 
Anne E. Byme Econ Salem, MA 
Pamela J. Byron Poli Sci Seekonk. MA 
Douglas D. Cahill Comm Stu Natick. MA 
Lisa M. Campanaro Mktg Framingham, MA 
Jane M. Campbell Mktg Andover, MA 
John Campbell Elec Eng Needham, MA 

Kathryne Campbell Env Des Rowley, MA 

Renee Campbell Educ Hull, MA 

Susan Elizabeth Campbell Fash Mktg N Weymouth, MA 

Doris Campos-lnfantino Poli Sci Amherst, MA 

John C. Cancelmo Mktg Ridgewood, N| 

Leslie A. Cannava Mktg Amherst, MA 

Linda M. Cannava COINS Amherst. MA 

Peter J. Cannone Econ East Longmeadow, MA 

Lauren P. Canuel Educ Fall River, MA 


Most of the seniors have participated in extracurri- 
cular activities on campus, according to the sur- 

Many of the seniors felt that extracurricular activities 
gave them a chance to meet new people and people 
of similar interests. Others responded by saying that 
outside actitivites enhanced their education. Many 
said being part of a club or organization helped them 
to improve their leadership and communication skills. 

Some of the activities the seniors participated in 
were: the Collegian staff, Mass Pirg, and Outing Club, 
and several intramural sports. 

Of course, many other seniors felt that getting in- 
volved in extracurricular activities took up too much 
of their studying time and, as a result, they missed 
classes and their grades fell. 

Overall, however, nearly all of the seniors talked to 
were happy that the University offered such a large 
number of organizations. 

—John MacMillan 
— Robin Bernstein 





Carol L. Canzanelli Leg Stu Arlington, MA 
Karen Caquetle Acclng Greenfield. MA 
Ted M. Capodilupo Poli Sci Braintree, MA 
Sara A. Capslick Pali Sci Worcester. MA 
Paul F. Carbin Elec Eng Leeds, MA 
Thomas G. Carbone Pub Health Bradford, MA 
Michael CardarelH Poli Sci Worcester, MA 
Ginger Cardenas Amhersi, MA 
Karen M. Carey Educ )efferson, MA 

Joey B., Carig |r. Comm Stu Milford. MA 

loseph B. Carig, |r. Comm Stu Amherst, MA 

John V. Cariin Econ Bala Cynwyd, PA 

Randy Carison Econ Brewster, MA 

Lynne D. Camabuci Fash Mktg Wilmington, MA 

Ellen R. Carpenter Poli Sci Duxbury. MA 

John Carr Ind Eng Framingham, MA 

Karen Carr Mktg Framingham, MA 

Michelle Carr Elem Educ Port lefferson. NY 

Robert N. Carr Poli Sci/History Blackstone, MA 
Carmen Carrasquillo Ind Eng Repto Flamingo, PR 
Elizabeth |. Carroll HRTA South Winsdor, CT 
lean V. Carroll English Newburyport, MA 
Richard A. Carter Mgt Marlboro. MA 
Charies T. Casella Sports Mgt Medford, MA 
Robert Casella Mgt Maynard, MA 
Kevin P. Casey Poli Sci Brraintree, MA 
Maria D. Casillo Pub Rel Princeton, MA 

Jennifer Casper Educ Marshfield, MA 
Jean Cassidy Econ Charlestown, MA 
Frank Castellano Anthro Pembroke, MA 
Lorraine L Castillo Ind Eng Levitlown, P.R. 
Suellen A. Caterfiam Mktg Williamsville, NY 
Mark R. Cavallon Mgt Westfield. MA 
Rasa Cepas Math Quincy, MA 
Lorraine H. Cepek Int Des Easthampton. MA 
Shannon Cerreto Fash Mktg Haydenville, MA 

Steven E. Chaffee LS/R Hadley, MA 

Kathleen M. Chagnon Acctng Wayland, MA 

John Champy Econ Andover, MA 

Emmi Chan Fash Mktg New York, NY 

Dennis Chandler Econ Dover, MA 

Lisa Chandler CS Eng Chicopee, MA 

John J. Chapin Poli Sci Auburn, MA 

Conrad Edwin Charles History East Orleans, MA 

Philip |. Chen Ceol Needham. MA 

Indja Asia Cheshire Comm Stu Dorchester, MA 
Kin Van Cheung Elec Eng Boston. MA 
Harry Chevan Mech Eng Amherst. MA 
Mae E. Chillson Mgt Westfield, MA 
Thomas |. Chirokas CB Fin Lexington, MA 
Darlene Chris Chisholm Econ Amherst, MA 
Selina P. Chiu Acctng San Francisco, CA 
Francis Chlapowski Mgt Webster, MA 
Yun J. Chong Math Portland. Maine 

Melissa Christenson BDIC Princeton |ct. N) 

Jody Christgau Comm Stu Spring Valley, NY 

E. Lauron Christine Mktg Granby, MA 

Anna Chu Acclng Boston, MA 

Stacey A. Chuma Mgt Chelmsford, MA 

Erik Chyten EE Needham, MA 

Ann-Marie Ciampa COINS South Weymouth, MA 

Anthony R. Ciavola Fash Mktg Worcester, MA 

Lisa Cichanowicz Millers Falls, MA 

Rosemarie Ctrceo ]S Boston, MA 
Sharon Claffey Comm Stu Dedham 
Thomas D. Clancy GB Fin Marlboro, MA 
Brian A. Clark Comm Manchester, MA 
Chester E. Oark III Bio Chem Hr Manchester. MA 
George M. Clark Poli Sci Lynnfield, MA 
Robert D. Oark Anthro Wilbraham, MA 
Anne M. Gougherty Art Milton, MA 
Bettina Cobey English Munich, Germany 


Photo by ludith Fiola 

NAME: Dan MacNeil 
MAJOR: Philosophy 
HOMETOWN: Ashland, MA 
ACTIVITIES: Residence Assistant, Blood Drive Volun- 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

I took most of my philosophy courses elsewhere 
but the department here is good. It has a great reputa- 
tion. It's competing with the Ivy League schools. The 
best thing about UMass is the environment. It allows 
people to do their own thing. However, 90 percent of 
the students don't take advantage of it. The location 
of the school is great. Amherst is a nuclear free zone. 
The area outside the campus is rural and 1 enjoy getting 
away from it all. 

From what you observe do you feel "Zoo Mass" is 
a fitting label for the University? 

The "Zoo Mass" reputation is dying. 1 think parts of 
UMass still are a zoo but if the "Zoo Mass" lifestyle 
doesn't appeal to you it can be avoided. 




Christopher A. Cocca Mech Eng Peabody, MA 

Daniel |. Coelho Geog/Afrolc Nfwion, MA 

Janet Aileen CoggJns Comm Stu Marblehead, MA 

Craig A. Cohen Ind Eng Randolph, MA 

James M. Cohen BDIC Danvers, MA 

Jill E. Cohen Afcing Tarrylown, NY 

Judith Cohen Mklg Fairlawn, N) 

Marjorie Cohen Comm Stu Needham, MA 

Valerie Cohen COINS Greenfield, MA 

Lynne Colasanio Psych Soulh Windsor. CT 

David G. Cole Econ Aclon, MA 

Debra Cole Mg( Orange, CT 

Veronique Cole French NatJck. MA 

Sharon Coleman BDIC/Ex Sci North Reading, MA 

Joyce T. Coll Biochem Nalick. MA 

Susan M. Colling Soc Longwood, FL 

Carolyna Collins Mklg Pitlsfield, MA 

Gregory B. Collins Poli Sci Waban, MA 

Paul A. Collins Jr. Elec Eng Northampton. MA 
Celeste Comeau Poli Scr Leominster. MA 
Joseph Commare BDIC/Tech Bus/Psych Sunderland, MA 
William M., Conley Jr.; Acctng S. Yarmouth, MA 
David Patrick Connell English Paxton, MA 
James Connolly Urban Forestry Sunderland, MA 
Maryellen Connors Elem Educ Westborough. MA 
Ann M. Coonnor Salem, MA 
Allyson Cook Food Sci Rockport, MA 

Gregory A. Cook L5 Duxbury, MA 
Leslie A. Coolidge Comm Stu Belchertown, MA 
Kathleen Cooper Micro Peabory, MA 
Keith Cooper Art Sunderland. MA 
Elizabeth Coole Ind Eng Reading, MA 
Michele I. Cope Sports Mgt Needham, MA 
Jennifer Corbosiero CB Fin Winchendon, MA 
Lisa Corcoran Anlhro Norwood, MA 
Robert S. Corcoran Mktg Maiden, MA 

Mark Cormier Math Dalton, MA 
Neal C. Correia IntrntI Com Hyde Park. MA 
Francis Correra CS Eng Winchester, MA 
Lori Costa IS Feeding Hills, MA 
Lucinda M. Costa Educ Amherst, MA 
Steven R. Colran HRTA N, Chelmsford, MA 
Caryn B. Coughlin Comm Westford. MA 
Christine Coughlin Econ Hanover, MA 
Theresa C. Coughlin Mktg Needham. MA 

Stephen P. Couig GB Fin Pittsfield, MA 
Ronald C. Coumoyer Elec Eng Fairfax, VA 
Thorn Courtney Educ Chicopee, MA 
Christopher A. Cove Mech Eng Chicopee, MA 
Linda Cowdrey Fash Mktg Lighthouse Pt. FL 
Joshua D. Crandall Econ New York, NY 
Melinda Crary Zool Eastham, MA 
Diane Crawford Biochem Marshfield. MA 
James M. P. Creedon Comm Stu Medford, MA 

John Crielson Ind Eng North Reading, MA 
Jonathan D. Crellin HRTA Sherborn, MA 
Lisa M. Crescenzi Fash Mktg Melrose. MA 
Rawie A. Crichlow Sports Mgt Setauket. NY 
John F. Cristey Poli Sci Needham, MA 
Brian R. Crowell Poli Sci Somerset, MA 
Brian Crowley Econ Milton, MA 
Eleanor Crowley Comm Stu Butler, N) 
Elizabeth Crowley Spanish Holyoke, MA 

John Crowley English Brookline. MA 
Lance J. Crowley English Marblehead. MA 
Norman P. Cruz )S/History Amherst, MAS 
Michelle C. Csongor Mktg Manchester, MA 
Barbara Cullinan Econ Ipswich, MA 
Alan R. Gumming A&R Econ Boxboro. MA 
Jon Andrew Curcio Comm Stu Belmont, MA 
Andrew Curtis Psych Billerica, MA 
Ronald Curtis Econ Brookline, MA 


llThen asked what they liked and disliked about the 
VV University, most seniors felt that there was too 
much red tape in the administration. Some of the 
other complaints seniors listed were: 

— protesters 

— professor's attitudes 

— the housing system 

— lack of parking 

— UMass police 

— the food 

— long lines 

But, seniors also had many positive things to say 
about the University. Lots of diversity among people, 
and courses were at the top of the list. Some others 

— the large number of opportunities available to 

— the landscape of the campus 

— freedom 

— the quality of education 

— the concerts 

—John MacMillan 
-Robin Bernstein 




Peler |. Cwielta Env Des Long. MA 
Laurel D'Agoslino BCS Ossinina, NY 
Vtnnie Daboul CB Fin Longmeadow, MA 
Pamela |. Daddalcio Ex Sci Belmonl, MA 
Laurel Dagoslino Phon/Film Ossining, NY 
Luis Dagostino Mgt Chestnut Hill, MA 
Thomas R. Dallaire Env Sci Newlon. MA 
Lauren Dallamore Comm Stu Framingham. MA 
Christopher M. Dale Ind Eng Pittsfield, MA 

Andrea Damadio Sports Mgl E. Walpole, MA 

Sabrina M. Damiem An Sci Needham. MA 

Bruce Damon Longmeadow, MA 

Linda R. Danko Psych Wallham, MA 

Denise M. Darling A&R Econ Dorchester, MA 

Jennifer Lynn Darling Mktg Barrington, Rl 

Laura Anne Daronco Corp Pub Rel Yorktown Hts, NY 

Richard K. Davenport Econ Framingham, MA 

Norma Ashley David Longmeadow, MA 

Laura R. Davidson AR/EC Short Hills, N) 
Michael Davidson Sports Mgl Newton, MA 
Elizabeth Davis Mgl Southwick, MA 
Jacqueline David COINS Springfield, MA 
Philip David Micro Marshfield, MA 
Tracy G. Davis Home Ec Guilford, CT 
John D. Dawson Comm Stu Stow, MA 
Marcia L Day Econ W. Springfield, MA 
Maura E. Deady Psych Dedham, MA 

Leanne Dearborn |S Granville. MA 
Aime-Beth Degrenier Econ Newbury, MA 
Carlos R. Del Castillo Comm Stu Amherst. MA 
Christine Del Lima Env Des Mattapoisett, MA 
Suzanne L. Delaney Hist Bedford Village, NY 
Peter Delani jS/Poli Sci Wakefield, MA 
Daniel Delesdemier Mech Eng Shutesbury. MA 
Nancy J. Delisle GB Fin Arlington, MA 
Juliann Deller Fash Mktg Pittsfield, MA 

Joseph F. Demarlo Ex Sci Revere, MA 

Elizabeth E. Demello Food mktg Mattapoisett, MA 

Christopher J. Demers Poll Sci Needham, MA 

J. Sheldon Demmons Math Dover, MA 

Erin D. Dempsey BDIC/OH Hopkinton, MA 

John Charles Denning Comm Stu N. Hampton, MA 

Paul I. Dentremont HRTA Danvers, MA 

Peter Dequattro Mech Eng W. Brookfield, MA 

Amy Deroode HRTA Branford. CT 

Loma Derosa Mktg Sudbury, MA 

Kenneth A. Deshais Wildlife Biol Springfield, MA 

Jean Ann Desnoyers Fitchburg, MA 

Timothy M. Devin Comm Framingham, MA 

Henry Devon Econ Boston, MA 

Paul Dewhurst Poll Sci Westboro, MA 

Christine A. Deyeso Educ Maiden, MA 

Eugene D., Dias Jr. )S Hanson, MA 

Robert M. Dibacco Som Mgt Burlington. MA 

Elizabeth A. Dibble HRTA Winthrop, MA 
Cynthia Dickinson Fash Mktg Winthrop, MA 
John A. Diercks HRTA Hingham, MA 
Dina A. Diflumeri CB Fin Saugus, MA 
Robert James Digilio Acctng Burlington, MA 
Kristine Dillon Nursing Easthampton, MA 
Andrew M. Dion Fin Econ Salem, NH 
Lisa M. Diprofio Mktg Westborough, M,^ 
Anthony J. Dire Plainville, MA 

Andrew Diskes Econ Peabody, MA 
Joann L. Dittman Math Amherst, MA 
Artgela Docanto Home Ec Roxbury, MA 
Jeffrey A. Dodge Chem Lancaster, MA 
John B. Doherly Winchester, MA 
Mary Dolce Ele. Educ, Longmeadow, MA 
Bruce P. Dolinsky Sports Mgt Stougaton. MA 
Patricia Domigan Civ Eng Wilmington, MA 
Edward D. Donahue Math/Stats Lawrence, MA 


Photo by Judith Fiola 

NAME: Joanne Sammer 
MAJOR: Journalistic Studies 
HOMETOWN: Freehold, NJ 
ACTIVITIES: University Democrats 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

The journalism department was excellent but not 
big enough. The classes were often oversubscribed. I 
liked UMass. It has prepared me for a job after gradu- 
ation. I took easy courses for cores, but, if I didn't have 
to take them, I don't think I would have. 

From what you observe, do you feel "Zoo Mass" is 
a fitting label for the University? 

I don't think it's a zoo. Every once in a while people 
get rowdy but that's natural. I think if I lived in South- 
west, I may have a different opinion. 


Robert Donahue Mgt Everell. MA 
Wilson Donette )S/Art Dorchester, MA 
David Donoghue Forestry Brainlree, MA 
Daniel |. Donovan History N Marshlield, MA 
lames A. Donovan Econ Bedford, MA 
Philip T. Dooley Mgl Raynham, MA 
Kerri Dougherty Elem Educ Bedford, MA 
Paula A. Douglas Fash Mklg Cambria Hghts, NY 
Peter Dow Poll Sci W Brookfield, Ma 

luen E. Downes Comm Slu Seekonk, MA 
Erin A. Doyle Accling Adams. MA 
Susan Doyle HRTA Walpole, MA 
Janice Oozois Psych Nalick, MA 
Carol A. Drake IS/EngI Russell, MA 
Gregory Drake Env Des Framingham, MA 
Jennifer Dresens GB Fin Weslwood, MA 
Mark Dressier Poli Sci Marblehead, MA 
Patricia A. Oreste Psych Lynbrook, NY 

Melissa Driscoll Econ Northampton. MA 
Laurel A. Drummond Hanover. MA 
Ann Dube Zool Chelsea, MA 
Anne-Marie Dubeau Art Educ Attleboro. MA 
Amy S. Dubinsky Educ Lynn, MA 
George R. Duburg IN CB Fin Lincoln. MA 
Marcie Dubrow Fash Mktg Newton. MA 
Daniel Ouckett Psych Milton, MA 
Deborah A. Duffy Fash Mktg Reading, MA 

Elizabeth Duggan Math Dedham, MA 
Mary E. Duggan Educ Leeds, MA 
Brian Dulac English Easthampton. MA 
David Dulitz Mech Eng Metairie, LA 
Cindy J. Dumais Comm Stu Chicopee. MA 
Irene T. Dunn Mass Comm Amherst. MA 
Loc Duong IE Dorchester. MA 
Jennifer Duprey An Sci Barnstable, MA 
Jf>-Ann Dupuis An Sci Montreal, Quebec Can 

Richard W. Durocher HRTA Springfield, MA 
Kathleen Dussaull Hum Nut Topsfield. MA 
Susan Eileen Dvorak Poli Sci Arlington, MA 
David J. Owight Nursing Hatfield, MA 
Noelle Marie Dwyer Educ Reading, MA 
Alexis Marie Dyko Psych Belmont. MA 
Christine A. Dyon HRTA Ridgewood. NI 
Edward Dziadek Elec Eng S. Hadley, MA 
Robert A. Earl Mech Eng Greenfield, MA 

James Earte Math Hanover, MA 

Dean Easton W/F Bio Monson, MA 

David B. Eckoff Acctng Andover, MA 

Deborah A. Edwards Fash Mktg New Bedford, MA 

Elyse Effenson Comm Stu Needham, MA 

Karen E. Egan Comm Stu Chelmsford, MA 

Michelle A. Eichelman Art Orange, CT 

Stuart Eider Econ N. Brunswick. N) 

John D. Eikenberry C.S. Eng Princeton Jet, NJ 

Michael J. Einhom GB Fin Sudbury, MA 
Mark Eldridge English Wakefield, MA 
Lisa A. Elhilow GB Admin Holliston, MA 
Douglas Elis Civ Eng Holyoke, MA 
Kimberiy Rose Emprimo Nursing Sheffield, MA 
Timothy J. Eng Ex Sci Amherst, MA 
Donna Engebretson Mktg Colts Neck. N| 
Robert J. Engleman English Braintree, MA 
Karia A. Englund GB Fin Marietta, Ca 

Tamara L Enz )apanese/Ling Washington, N) 

Michael V. Equi Elec Eng N Reading, MA 

Emer Ertem GB Fin Istanbul, Turkey 

Lisa M. Eschenbach German Topsfield, MA 

Catherine A. Estes Psych Windsor, MA 

Kim Ethier Comm Stu Millbury, MA 

Eileen Ettenberg GB Fin Hewlett, NY 

Brenda Evans Comm/Mass Media Springfield. MA 

Brian P. Evans Econ Reston, VA 


Approximately 34 out of the 46 seniors who an- 
swered our survey believe that UMass provides 
an education of good or excellent quality. 

One transfer student said, "A UMass education is 
fantastic connpared to the college I used to attend. 
The professors seem to take a real interest in their 
students and are not hung up on just doing research." 

Another senior said, "There are numerous opportu- 
nities available here for students to make the most of 
their education." 

On the other hand, ten of the respondents said 
they liked UMass, but saw room for improvement, 
while two respondents cared not to comment. 

The majority of these responses echoed of concern 
over large, impersonal classrooms, the lack of proper 
guidelines for majors and the problems associated 
with the emphasis on graduate research rather than 
undergraduate education. Most seniors, however, 
agreed that these inadequacies could be improved 
and that it is up to students to take advantage of the 
many opportunities available on campus. 

"You can get through UMass with better than a 3.0 
average and learn next to nothing or you can work 
very hard and learn a lot. It all depends on how much 
you put into it," said one senior. 

There were also several complaints about the Uni- 
versity's core requirements. One senior adamantely 
spoke out against these requirements, saying that the 
administration should "stop forcing students to take 
unwanted courses." 

Overall, seniors interviewed were happy with their 
UMass experience and were intrigued by the diversity 
and number of courses available to students. 

—John MacMillan 


Julie A. Evans CB Fin/Spanish Leverell, MA 
Dawn A. Everett BDIC/CS Vernon, CT 
Aileen Exposilo Poli Sci Lynbrook, NY 
Thomas William Fabian Poli Sci Lynn. MA 
Desiree Kalhy Fabini HRTA Ballslon Lake, NY 
Anne M. Fabrizio Fash Mktg Lawrence, MA 
Stephen Fahey Econ Natick, MA 
Barbara Fain Mklg Quincy, MA 
Kelly Ann Fairfield Ex Sci Brockton, MA 

Celine Mary Falvey Comm Stu Greenfield, MA 
Margaret A. Fantini Educ Bradford, MA 
Peter Farina Phys/Aslron Soulhwick, MA 
Andrew J. Fan'ar LS/R Medfield, MA 
Thomas |. Farrow Educ Amherst, MA 
Carol A. Fassino Mgl Nalick, MA 
Jennifer L Faszcza Econ Hatfield, MA 
Lisa Favacchia Psych Shrewsbury, MA 
Deirdre Fearon Psych Manhasset, NY 

Joel Daniel Feazell Poli Sci New York. NY 
Kari Ann Federer Anthro Durham, NH 
Ellen Fee Econ Saugus, MA 
Gail Feinslein Mktg Newton, MA 
Ronald D. Feldman Leg Stu Randolph, MA 
Shari H. Feldman HRTA Plainview, NY 
Christine M. Ferland Nursing Wrentham, MA 
Susan Fernandes CB Fin Scituate. MA 
Carla F. Fernando Biochem Salem, MA 

Scott L. Ferrazzani Sports Mgt, Reading, MA 

John W. Ferro Poli Sci Brookline, MA 

Jonathan A. Fetter English Amherst, MA 

David Fick Mgt Pittsfield. MA 

Ellen D. Field Fam Com Serv Manchester, MA 

Karem M. Fieldstad Mech Eng Agawam, MA 

Janelte Filbert CB Fin Amherst, MA 

Pamela Fink Econ CT Barrington. MA 

David B. Finkelstein Ceol Newton Highlands. MA 

Christopher M. Finlay Env Des Flanders. NI 
Sharyn Finn Educ Bangor, ME 
Judith K. Fiola Comm Stu Dedham, MA 
Laurie E. Fischer Soc Hoiden, MA 
Heidy Fishking Com Dis Lanrence. NY 
Amy E. Fitzgerald Acctng Lawrence, MA 
Daniel S. Fitzgerald Mktg Walpole. MA 
Julie E. Fitzgerald Soc Scituate, MA 
Maura B. Fitzgerald Educ Methuen, MA 

Thomas B. Fitzpatrick Mktg Hopkinton, MA 

Victoria M. Fitzpatrick Mgt Ipswich, MA 

Aud Fjellvang CB Fin Norway 

Sheila Flaherty Comm Stu/Poli Sci North Weymouth, MA 

Robert J. Flammia History Melrose, MA 

Ann E. Flannagan Econ Gardner, MA 

Doreen L. Fleming Comm Stu/English Westwood, MA 

Suzanne Flenard Ex Sci Port Washington. NY 

Kimberly A. Fletcher Fash Mktg Mattapan, MA 

Jonathan Flood Music Lynn, MA 
Ricttard H. Flynn HRTA Arlington. MA 
Miguel Foglia Ind Eng Amherst, MA 
Sara Folweiler Ex Sci Bedford, MA 
Elizabeth Foote HRTA Northampton, MA 
Melissa E. Forman Comm Stu New York, NY 
Daniel B. Forster IS Maynard, MA 
Michael J. Forsyth Civ Eng Woburn, MA 
Debora E. Forte CB Fin Framingham, MA 

Karen L. Fortuna HRTA Scituate. MA 

Kimberley E. Foster History North Adams, MA 

David Fostler Mech Eng Sherborn, MA 

Jeffrey Fox Ind Eng Norwood, MA 

Thomas D. Francoeur |S/Eng Chelmsford. MA 

Joel Franklin Econ Concord. MA 

Nicole Franktman Sport Mgt Newton, MA 

Erik Frantzen BDIC Framingham, MA 

Erika S. Franzel Comm Stu Parsippany, N| 


Photo by ludith Fiola 

NAME: Michael Joseph Nola 
HOMETOWN: Reading, MA 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

I think UMass is a good school. It has a lot to offer, 
but, like any other school, you have to take advantage 
of it. The professors have a lot to convey but the TA's 
leave a lot to be desired. The department is very 
helpful, especially Rose, the secretary. She is the heart 
of the department. 

Core requirements help students to learn a little 
about other schools at the University and help to 
make students well-rounded. 

From what you observe, do you feel "Zoo Mass" is 
a fitting label for the University? 

I hate the "Zoo Mass" reputation. It pertains to 
Southwest and not the school itself. It is like any other 
college with about five times as many people. A little 
disruption if bound to happen. 


Carol lane Frallaroli Sport Mgl Slamford, Cl 
Stephan M. Frazier English Mashpee, MA 
Charles W. Frazzetle Econ Eastham, MA 
Michelle Fredelte Educ Acushnet, MA 
Nancy E. Freed Econ Silver Spring, MD 
Garry N. Freeman Ex Sci Revere, MA 
Kristine Freeman Mktg/Econ Burlington, MA 
lill Freid CB Fin Edison, Nj 
Michael Freier Mech Eng Lexington, MA 

Judith L Freimor Soc Miami, FL 
Gregory D. French Elec Eng Sudbury, MA 
Joseph Friedman Acctng North Woodmere, NY 
Neil Friedman Mktg Cranbury, N) 
Mary Ann Friel HRTA Hadlyme, CT 
Theresa P. Fritzler HRTA Lawrence, MA 
James J. Frogameni Psych Agav^'am, MA 
Brenda L Fruscione Home Ec Concord, MA 
Kevin J. Fulginili Leg Stu Paxton, MA 

John Fuller English Reading, MA 
Margaret A. Fuller HRTA Brockton, MA 
Martha A. Furman Art History Radcliff, KY 
Steven Gabrey WIF Biology Providence. R[ 
Jane Gagnon Educ Hanson, MA 
Patricia M. Gagnon Classics N, Attleboro, MA 
Mary Catherine Gala Lenox, MA 
Amy E. Galanl Educ Sherman, CT 
Georgia S. Gallatsatos Micro Brooklyn, NY 

KimbeHy L. Gallagher Fash Mktg Marblehead, MA 
Christopher Gallucci Mech Eng Poughquag, NY 
Michael Joseph Calvin Fash Mktg West Roxbury, MA 
April A. Gamache HRTA Somerville, MA 
John M. Gancarski History Fall River, MA 
Frances X. Gantley HRTA East Weymouth, MA 
Charies M. Garabedian Econ Andover, MA 
Anne Mary Garcia Psych Crestwood, NY 
Judith M. Garcia Mktg Edison, N| 

James Gardella Econ Framingham, NA 

John B. Gardinier )S No Scituate, MA 

Kimberly Gardner Educ Quincy, MA 

Dean C. Garvin Anthro Montague, Mass 

Amy S. Gasperoni Foum Com Service Beverly, MA 

Michael Gately Econ Winchester, MA 

William J. Gately Poli Sci/Comm Stu Natick, MA 

Kimberiy Ann Gaudet Psych Burlington, NA 

Luis E. Gautier Poli Sci Guaynabo, Pr 

RHa |. Gavelis German N. Andover, MA 
Melissa Gay English Falmouth, MA 
Jacqueline B. Gayner Psych Brooklyn, NY 
Lesley I. Gaynor Mktg Manalapan, Nj 
Kara Gemmell Ind Eng Andover, MA 
Richard A. Gentile Elec Eng Hampden. MA 
Margaret L. George Comm Dis Plymouth, MN 
Paula George CB Fin Dorchester, MA 
Rickes Gerhard Amer Stu Greenfield, MA 

Betlina Geriach HRTA Scotch Plains, N| 
Nancy Cess Sport Mgt Suffern, NY 
Stephen J. Gesauldi Elec Eng New Canaan, CT 
Michael E. Getman Blochem/Chem Framingham, MA 
Farhad H. Ghadooshahy Ind Eng Greenfield, MA 
Florence B. E. Giambrone Anthro Hatfield, MA 
Michael Giampietro Italian Providence, Rl 
Patricia Gianelly Fash Mktg Longmeadow, MA 
Linda A. Gibbs CB Fin Beverly, MA 

Jeanie M. Cido lapanese Wayne, PA 
Wendell D. Gilbert Comm Stu Agawam, MA 
Patrick S. Gilday Elec Eng Beverly, MA 
Daniel Gilesriomek Poli Sci Amherst, MA 
Michael P. Gillane Fine Arts Simsbury, CT 
Karen M. Gillett IE/OB Brooklyn, NY 
Lisa Jeanne Gillin HRTA Hopkinton, MA 
Margaret M. Gillis English Natick, MA 
Maureen A. Gillis Fash Mktg Canton, MA 


interestingly, the survey revealed that 50 percent of 
*the 46 seniors surveyed said they had professional 
positions lined up after graduation. All of these seniors 
also agreed that UMass provided them with an educa- 
tion of good or excellent quality and prepared them 
for future occupations. 

One senior, graduating with a degree in journalism, 
said, "The Journalism department has prepared me for 
a career in technical writing and writing in general. 
There were numerous internships available to ac- 
quaint me with the journalism field." 

Eighteen respondents reported that they intend to 
continue their education by attending graduate school 
or other specialized schools, such as medical or law 

Five seniors reported that they will work and attend 
graduate school at night. These respondents tended 
to be dissatisfied with the quality of the education 
they received and felt further study was necessary. 

In addition, the majority of these seniors did not 
participate in extracurricular activities. In turn, this 
might indicate that they did not make the most of 
their education. 

—John MacMillan 



Claire Cinn English Needham, MA 

Wendy |o Ginsberg HRTA Newrochelle. NY 

Andrea Giordano BDIC Florham Park, N| 

Thomas F. Giordano Comm Stu South Orange, N) 

Russell Girgenti Leg Stu S Hamilton, MA 

Gail Giroux History Pillsburgh, PA 

Anne Ciuliano Zoology Stow, MA 

Vivian Glassman Acctng New Bedford, MA 

lanel Marie Clavin Comm Dis North Reading, MA 

Lisa M. Glenn Mklg Wellesley, MA 
Margaret Y. Glenn Educ Belcherlown, MA 
Lauren B. Click Psych North Brunswick, N) 
Ronald Coddard Food Mktg Econ Littleton, MA 
Elizabeth Godfrey Hanover. MA 
Kerry Elizabeth Godfrey Comm Stu Pitlstield, MA 
David Michael Godin NR Slu Methuen, MA 
Dawn Godley Comm Dis Plymouth. MA 
William |. Coetz Econ Laconia, NH 

Rebecca Goffar Mktg Encinitas, CA 
Juliann Gold Home Ec/Fash Mktg Lynn, MA 
Lisa M. Goldblait Comm Dis Natick, MA 
Allison Eve Goldman Soc Brockton. MA 
Susan Goldstein Hum Nut Winthrop, MA 
Mark Louis Gomes Comm Stu New Bedford, MA 
Arthur Gomez Env Des Shrewsbury, MA 
lodi Conick CB Fin Engiishtown. N| 
Lisam Conyea Educ Newcastle, ME 

Victor E. Gonzalez jr. Astro/History Brooklyn, NY 
Kevin C. Good Mgt North Andover, MA 
Jennifer Goodman Educ Southbridge, MA 
Jennifer Goodman Comm Stu Needham, MA 
Lainie Goodman Mgt Marblehead. MA 
Mame Beth Goodman HRTA Pirrsburgh, PA 
Suzanne R. Goodman Fash Mktg Brockton. MA 
Francis Goodwin Elec Eng Chelmsford, MA 
Micah Daniel Goodwin Elec Eng Worcester. MA 

Anne J. Corczyca Civ Eng Wollaston, MA 
David Gordon Home Ec/ Fash Mklg Amherst, MA 
David B. Gordon Art Worcester, MA 
Philip M., Gorgone Jr., GB Fin Sudbury, MA 
Mary Anne Gorman English Brockton, MA 
John Gosden Poli Sd Palm Bch Cd, Fl 
Gregory S. Goss Elec Eng Acton, MA 
Meredith C. Gotterman Poli Sci Scarsdale, NY 
David Andre Coucet Comm Stu Concord, MA 

Brian D. Goudey Env Des Stow, MA 
Suzanne E. Goulart HRTA Natick, MA 
Errol M. Gould Biochem Randolph, MA 
David Goulet Comm Stu Concord, MA 
Bonnie S. Grabois Art Edison, N| 
Joy L Gradwohl Org Psych Needham. MA 
Martin R. Graf Zool Stamford. Ct 
David J. Granese Econ Westwood, MA 
Jeffrey S. Grant Mech Eng Plainville. MA 

Cynthia Graves Comm Stu Cos Cob, CT 
Christa Alayne Gray Soc Concord, MA 
Daniel D. Gray Poli Sci/Econ Walpole, MA 
Thomas A. Gray Chem Eng Somerset, MA 
lames T. Green CB Fin Haverhill, MA 
Robyn I. Creenberg Fash Mklg Sharon, MA 
Sharon Beth Greene Soc Newton, MA 
Scott Craig Greenspan Psych Woodmere, NY 
Barry Greenwood Env Des Reading, MA 

Jennifer Green Comm Dis Framingham. MA 
John J. Cregoire Env Sci Northampton, MA 
Philip D. Gregor Phys S, Weymouth. MA 
Kimberly Gresham Psych East Sandwich, MA 
Julie Griffin Educ Amherst, MA 
Andrea Rose Griswold English Amherst, MA 
Barbara Lis? Griswold Sport Mgt Simsbury. CT 
Steven. P. Griswold Econ Milford, MA 
Ira Harris Grolman Poli Sd Worcester, MA 


Photo by )udith Fiola 

NAME: Alan Kamlot 


HOMETOWN: Stony Brook, NY 


ACTIVITIES: Brown Olympics, Hotel Sales Marketing 

Association, Travel and Tourism Association 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

I think the department is great, it combines work 
experience with classroom theory. UMass is a great 
and diverse school. I think because it is such a large 
school that it is a better school. I think core require- 
ments are very important and they should be required 
or else some people would not take them. They teach 
things outside of the major. 

From what you observe, do you feel "Zoo Mass" is 
a fitting label for the University? 

I don't think there is a "Zoo Mass" reputation. There 
is a balance between partying and academics which is 
very important. 


Selh Cross ln[ Des Kingston, Rl 

Dana Grossbtall English Manhassel, NY 

Ira M. Grossman Env Sci Belcherlown. MA 

Catherine P. Grubb CB Fin Wilmmglon, D£ 

Robert I. Grubman Econ Melville, NY 

lens f. Cruner-Hegge Bus Ad 0386 Oslo J Norway 

Marica Guay Econ Marlboro, MA 

Scolt Gudell Hislory Heath, MA 

Silvana Guerct-Lena Comm Stu Framingham, MA 

Patrick E. Guinen Econ Fall River, MA 
Marc Cundersheim Psych Amherst, MA 
Meryl Gura Comm Slu New York. NY 
Elizabeth R. Guthrie Comm Stu Ayer, MA 
Rustom Guzdar CB Fin Sudbury. MA 
Fred M. Habib Econ Methuen, MA 
Linda A. Hachey Home Ec Barre, MA 
Jennifer Lee Hackelt Nursing Weslborough, MA 
Nancy E. Hagstrom W/F Bio Norlhport. NY 

Richard L. Hall Leg Stu Woburn, MA 
Nancy ]. Halter Soc Sudbury, MA 
Sarah |udith Ham Soc Natick, MA 
lanna M. Hamann Pub Health Bedford, MA 
Thelma L. Hamilton Chem Eng Chelmsford. MA 
leffrey W. Hammond Mktg Holliston. MA 
Nitanya G. Hampton Psych Mattapan, MA 
William K. Hampton HRTA Worcester, MA 
William Hanberry F/R Ec Westwood, MA 

Genevra Hanke Psych Amherst, MA 

Johnny M. Hannon Econ Danvers, MA 

Regina Hanson Env Health Brainlree, MA 

Richard Hansson Comm Stu Natick, MA 

Erik T. Hardy Poll Sci Lexington, MA 

Bailey K. Hare Amherst, MA 

Judy Ann T. Harkins English PlainvJew, NY 

Carol A. Harlow Comm Stu/Psych Manchester, MA 

Gregory P. Harlow Poli Sci Florence, MA 

R. Dana Harlow HRTA Manchester, MA 
Robert H. Harper Jr. Ind Eng Ware, MA 
Christopher Harrington Econ Waltham, MA 
Susan B. Harrington English Natick, MA 
Thomas Harrinston English Belmont, MA 
Mitchell Harris CB Fin Chelmsford, MA 
Susan T. Harris Nursing Whittinsville, MA 
Robert E. Harrison Acctng lericho, NY 
leffrey W. Hart HRTA Amherst, MA 

Tracy C. Hartford Nursing Plainville, MA 
Waller W. Hartford Acctng Newton, MA 
Lesli G. Haseltine Acctng No Grafton, MA 
Eman Hashem CS Eng Amherst. MA 
David Mark Hatch English Longmeadow, MA 
David Hautanen Jr. CB Fin W, Yarmouth, MA 
William C. Havice Psych Lynnfield, MA 
Karen L Hawkes Psych Amherst, MA 
Victoria H. Hawkes Comm Stu Wyoming, WY 

Edward G. Hayward Poli Sci Lafayette, PA 
Susan J. Healy Educ Brockton, MA 
Ian W. Heatley Comm Stu Stamford, CT 
Stephen Hebeisen Elec Eng Andover. MA 
Karen Heffeman Mktg Southboro, MA 
Colleen Hegarty Educ W Bridgewater, MA 
Maureen S. Hegarty Educ W, Bridgewater, MA 
Patricia M. Hehir Acctng Northboro. MA 
Heather Heilman Comm Stu Gardner, MA 

Stephanie Heller Educ Woodmere, NY 

Richelle A. Hemendinger An Sci Schaghticoke, NY 

Veronica Hemrich Anthro Hicksviile, NY 

Cheryl A. Henderson HRTA Watertown. MA 

Debbie Henry Educ Weymouth, MA 

Lester Hensley Comm Stu Westborough, MA 

Ramy Herbert English Methuen. MA 

Michelle Heriihy GB Fin Dedham, MA 

Sarah M Hemon HRTA Millis. MA 


r^n average, it took seniors eight semesters to com- 
^^piete their requirements and earn their degrees, 
according to the survey. But there were several seniors 
who required 10 and even 12 semesters to graduate. 
Approximately 27 out of 46 seniors reported gradu- 
ating after four consecutive years of study. These se- 
niors also disclosed that they encountered little or no 
trouble receiving necessary courses or completing 
core requirements. Also, they did not change their 
majors, which usually results in added credit require- 

The majority of seniors who required 10 or more 
semesters to graduate were transfer students who 
came to UMass after completing at least one year of 
study at another university. 

"I think transferring to the university was detrimen- 
tal in a way because the administration wouldn't ac- 
cept all of the credits I received at the university I 
transferred from," one senior said. 

Seniors very rarely needed more than 11 semesters 
to complete their requirements for their majors. Only 
one person reported studying for 11 consecutive se- 
mesters. This person, however, changed his major 
three times. 

One other senior reported taking seven years, or 12 
semesters to graduate. But, he changed his major four 

—John MacMillan 


Christopher Herreid History Concord, MA 

Kennelh Marc Hershman fiiochem/Mitro Pcdbody. MA 

Sandra Herzig Nursing Chester, MA 

Leigh Ann Heywood Inl Des Mansfield Cenler, CT 

Scot! Hibbert Ccuk Spnngdeld, MA 

Robert W. Hicks Civ Eng Brainlree. MA 

Alison H. HIers Poll Sci/Econ Granville. MA 

Brooke A. Higgins Soc Glastonbury, CT 

Kevin Joseph Higgins Poli Sci Somerset, MA 

Lisa Higgins Poli Sci Manchester. NH 
Stephen Higgins IS Andover, MA 
Susan |. Higgins Educ Melrose, MA 
Alison W. Hill Zool Marshfield. MA 
Allison M. Hill Gb Fin Andover, MA 
Kevin Hill Econ Revere, MA 
William R. Hill IV Geol Marshfield, MA 
Karen Hillunen Comm Dis Salem, MA 
Ross C. Hillz French Sharon, MA 

Kimberly Hardoch Psych Andover, MA 

William Charles Hines GB Fin Avon, CT 

Jennifer L. Hirsch Mktg Acton, MA 

Randy Hobbs Zol E Longmeadow, MA 

C. Damon Hobson Biochem N Attleboro, MA 

Barbara 1. Hodge An Sci Boylston, MA 

Jay C. Holdash Comm Slu Shrewsbury, MA 

Robert E. Holiday HRTA Mapiewood, N) 

Karen Marie Holland Poli Sci Boxford, MA 

Lauray M. Holland HRTA East Dennis, MA 
Christopher Holmes Math Amherst. MA 
Todd Holmes Spanish North Attleboro, MA 
Fredrick Holter CB Fin 1324 Lysauer, Norway 
Beveriy Horn Civ Eng Brighton. MA 
Harriet Hopkins Psych Newburyport, MA 
Lisa M. Horan English Durham. CT 
Kathryn M. Horgan HRTA Belmont. MA 
Susan E. Homfeldt Comm Stu Brookllne, MA 

Marissa Horowitz Psych Boca Raton, FL 
William G. Horte HRTA HIngham, MA 
Wendy L. Horwood Educ Osterville, MA 
lohn-Paul Hosom COINS Falmouth. MA 
Kirstin Erika Houghton Mktg Scituate, MA 
Helen M. Howe Elec Eng Fitchburg, MA 
Peter C. Howey Poli Sci Marblehead, MA 
Edward Hrynowski HA Arlington, MA 
David P. Hubbard Sport Mgt Mattapoisett, MA 

Sven Huggins Ind Eng Braintree, MA 
Christine Hughes GB Fin Sudbury, MA 
David W. Hughes Civ Eng N. Scituate. MA 
Jack E. Hulburd Mech Eng Mansfield, MA 
Emily T. Humiston Sport Mgt Wilton. CT 
Michael Hurley Civ Eng Waltham, MA 
Marler Hurwitz )S/Eng Brockton, MA 
Robin L. Hurwitz Comm Dis Milton, MA 
Glenn H. Huston Econ Waltham, MA 

William P. Hutchings CB Fin Holliston, MA 
Hope Hutler Acctng East Brunswick, N| 
Andrew T. Hyman Phys Boston, MA 
William laconelli Econ Shuate, MA 
Sean P. Ireland English Springfield, MA 
Keita Ishiwari Phys Nara. lapan 
Adam Issenberg Econ Pittsburgh. PA 
Nanae lyoda Chem/japanese Aastoria, NY 
Beth A. Izbicki Econ Hudson, MA 

May Izums Bus Ad Honolulu, HI 
Glen Jackson Geol Assinippi. MA 
Timothy F. Jackson English Brookton, MA 
Pamela C. Jacobs HRTA Monsey. NY 
Paul D. Jacobs 5TPEC Newton, MA 
Tracy Jacobson Soc Wayland, MA 
Thomas C. Jaffarian Econ Northboro, MA 
Kimberly Jaffee Psych Lynnfield, MA 
Laurie S. James Mech Eng Springfield. PA 


Photo by Judith Fiola 

NAME: Georgia Galiatsatos 
MAJOR: Microbiology 
HOMETOWN: Brooklyn, NY 
ACTIVITIES: Brown Olympics, Student Activities Of- 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

I wouldn't major in microbiology again if I had to do 
it over again. The people in the major should smile a 
little more and be friendlier. I love UMass because 
there are so many different things to do, especially 
when you don't want to study. I've made a lot of new 
friends here. The core requirements cover all the 
bases. I enjoyed taking them but I hated philosophy. 

From what you observe, do you feel "Zoo Mass" is 
a fitting label for the University? 

UMass is not a zoo at all. We have that reputation 
because there are so many of us in a single school. It's 
not because each individual person is an animal. 


Stephen Jankelson Poll Sci Lexington, MA 
Elizabeth )anney Econ Washington, DC 
(ill |. Jannsen English Arlington. MA 
Monica )auregui History Needham, MA 
leffrey Jeansonne Mgt Liltlelon, MA 
Pamela |. Jefferson Fash Mktg Salem, MA 
Jeffrey Alan )emison Comm Slu Acton. MA 
Donna E. Jenkins Mktg Marlon, MA 
Kalhryn L. Jezior CB Fin Maynard, MA 

Sangita R. Jhaveri Fash Mktg Framingham, MA 
Brett Franklin Johnson History Chicopee, MA 
Cheryl Lee Johnson HRTA Amherst, MA 
John B. Johnson III Poli Sci Springfield. MA 
Kristin Johnson BDIC Pittstield, MA 
Sheila |. Johnson Zool N Grafton, MA 
Stephen E. Johnson Micro Uxbridge, MA 
William Johnson History Hingham, MA 
Cathy L. Joncas Acctng Somerset, MA 

Helen Jones English Ayer, MA 

Leslie Jones Comm Stu Valley Stream. NY 

Steven J. Jones Zool Framingham, MA 

Lawrence A. Jordan Psych Springfield, MA 

Christine A. Jost Micro Plainville, MA 

Joseph Joyce Bus Mgt Medford, MA 

Jill Uuren Judge BDIC Hingham. MA 

Jeffrey Stephen Julius Poli Sci North Andover. MA 

Andrea Kallas Music Ed Amherst, MA 

Richard Kallery Poli Sci Bradford, MA 
David M. Kallus Elec Eng Chelmsford, MA 
Alan Kamlot HRTA Stony Brook, NY 
David 8. Kamper Econ Framingham. MA 
Sherry A. Kampralh Hum Nut Manslfield, MA 
Joyce Kanofsky Fash Mktg Maiden, MA 
Lisa Jill Kenovsky Mktg Stamford, CT 
Yuray Kao Elec Eng Amherst, MA 
Ellen F. Kaplan Mktg Winthrop, MA 

Jo Bonnie Kaplan Fash Mktg Needham, MA 
Susanne Amy Kaplan Mgt Brookline, MA 
Tina S. Kaplan Mgt Pittsfieid. MA 
Jodi Karger Soc Los Angeles, CA 
Lisa Karger Poli Sci Los Angeles, CA 
Deborah L Katz Zoo! Framingham, MA 
Elise Katz Comm Dis Longmeadow, MA 
Melinda Katz Poli Sci Forest Hills, NY 
Stefani J. Katz Comm Stu Jensen Beach, FL 

Joseph A. Kaufman Acctng Newton, MA 
Kristin Kaufmann Comm Stu Haddam, CT 
Ann K. Keams Biochem Worcester, MA 
Beth Keedy Educ Amherst, MA 
Doriann Keegan Mktg W. Springfield, MA 
Susan Mary Keegan Mktg Scituate, MA 
David Allan Keele Labor Rel Amherst, MA 
Sharon Ann Keeler HRTA Ridgefield, CT 
Lisa Keimach HRTA Randolph, MA 

Kenneth J. Keiran Mgt Needham, MA 
Timothy Kelleher Forestry Shelburne Falls, MA 
William F. Kelleher Acctng Waltham, MA 
Barbara A. Kelley Zool Lowell, MA 
Diane Kelley Comm Stu Weymouth, MA 
Elizabeth B. Kelley Nutrition Hingham. MA 
Eric P. Kelliher Econ Center\-ille, MA 
Richard S. Kellner Mech Eng New York City, NY 
John Ryan Kells Int Des Marblehead, MA 

Shaun Kelly Phys East Longmeadow, MA 

Kathleen A. Kennedy Is/EngI Weymouth Heights, MA 

Sharon M. Kennedy Mat Holyoke, MA 

Maureen A. Kenney JS/Comm Stu Chicopee. MA 

Ann E. Kent Zool Holden. MA 

Barbara A. Kerosky Science Franklin, MA 

Brian P. Kettler COINS Concord, MA 

Robert Kiihae History Winona, MN 

Robert Joseph Kiley IV Mkt Reading. MA 


O urprisingly, 45 percent, or 18 of the 46 seniors inter- 
'^viewed have changed their majors at least once 
since beginning school. Their reasons for doing so 
varied, but the majority of these people were un- 
happy with their UMass experience. 

Most of these seniors found the "near impossibility" 
of receiving classes in their area of study to be the 
main reason for changing their majors. 

"The journalism department was way to small," 
one senior said. "The professors constantly assured 
me and told me not to worry about getting classes 
because I eventually would get them. But, I finally got 
sick of waiting and dropped the journalism part of my 

Other seniors (mainly journalism and communica- 
tion majors) voiced discontent with overcrowded 
classrooms as being a reason for switching majors. A 
small percentage were unhappy with professors in a 
department. Others displayed a simple lack of interest 
in a certain area of study. 

Roughly 35 percent of the seniors said they never 
changed their majors and were satisfied with their 

Eight people reported changing their majors twice 
and six people changed their majors three or more 
times. In turn, these peo^e were among those who 
spent at least 10 semesters at the University. 


Brigid E. Killay Sfi/Malh Alhol, MA 
Christopher D. Killion Theater Walerlown, MA 
Colleen Tara Kilroy LynntielcJ, MA 
Peler D. Kilson Mktg Lexington. MA 
Daekwon Kim Eng Westfield, MA 
Un-Mi Kim Art Seoul, Korea 
K. Scoll Kimball GB Fin/French Ihingham. MA 
Angela M. Kimemia Food Sci Nairobi, Kenya 
Patrick F. King HRTA Worcester. MA 

Theresa A. King Fash Mktg Springfield. MA 
Timothy M. King Econ Danvers, MA 
Brian |. Kingman Econ Sturbridge. MA 
William B. Kingsbury Econ Boxboro, MA 
Kimberiy A. Kirby IE/OR Reading, MA 
James Kirkman CB Fin Millbury, MA 
lanine Kirouac Micro Northampton, MA 
Peter J. Kirschenbaum Sport Mgt Orange, CT 
Phyllis S. Kisielewski Mklg Feeding Hills, MA 

loseph W. Kist Comm Stu Great Neck, NY 
David KleinschmidI Mech Eng Lexington, MA 
Christine M. Klemme Mgt Pembroke, MA 
Edward T. Knight History Belchertown, MA 
Lee Crystal Knowtes STPEC Medfield, MA 
Lynda C. Koche LSTR Boxfield, MA 
Steven Andrew Kohl GB Fin Concord, MA 
loan Marie lett Music New York City, NY 
Edward C. Kohler Mktg Dorchester, MA 

Maureen Kohler Com Dis Whyne, N| 
Lynn P. Kokansky Nursing N, Brookfield. MA 
Frank Kolak Elec Eng Bullington. MA 
Charles B. Konner Poli Sci Waquoit, MA 
Kelsey Korbey Acctng Chelmsford, MA 
Ondy Joy Komblum Accing Freehold, N| 
Lisa Kosior HRTA W. Springfield, MA 
Hilary A. Koski Soc Hadley, MA 
Amanda Jane Koster Mktg Short Hills, N) 

Lucy M. Kosz Zool/Micro Shelton, CT 
Deborah C. KrachI Comm Stu Oradell. N| 
Karen Kraft Comm Stu Medford, MA 
Jennifer Sue Krasnow Psych Fairfield, CT 
Kathleen E. Kreitman Micro Weymouth, MA 
Karen E. Kreps Micro Goshen, MA 
Timothy M. Kronk Env Des Convent Station, N) 
Carl R. Kruglak CB Fin Needham, MA 
Elizabeth Krupczak Env Des Chicopee, MA 

Diane M. Kuchera Mktg Dennis. MA 
Rebecca Kucks Math Hillside, Ni 
John Christopher Kuhn History Norwell. MA 
Christos Kuliopulos GB Fin North Reading, MA 
Amy C. Kundel Educ Fair Lawn, N| 
Jennifer D. Kupper HRTA Wethersfield, CT 
Evan Michael Kushner Cb Fin Newton, MA 
Kenneth J. Kutney CS Eng East Falmouth. MA 
Micheal W. Kuza Comm Stu Plainville, MA 

Diane Kuzmeski Ex Sci Enfield, Ct 
Jaehee Kwon Micro Melrose, MA 
Philip C. Laak Mech Eng Wellesley, MA 
Maria J. Labella Psych Needham, MA 
Kirsten M. Lacovara English Bedford, MA 
Unda L Lacroix Acctng Pittsfield, MA 
Michael F. Lafreniere Eng Easthampton. MA 
Steven Lafreniere Mech Eng Newton, MA 
Thomas Laliberty COINS Methuen, MA 

David A. Lalin English Wayne, N| 

Susan J. Lamberton HRTA Bernardsville, Nj 

Jon E. Lamkin Sport Mgt Salem, MA 

Jill Landesberg Psych Medfield, MA 

David M. Landoch WD Set Tech Dracut, MA 

Brad Lane Env Des W. Roxbury. MA 

Karen Langevin Mech Eng Chicopee. MA 

Gina Marie Langone Comm Stu Springfield. MA 

Roberta L. Lansey Mgt Miami. FL 


NAME: Bill Richards 

MAJOR: English 

HOMETOWN: North Attleboro, MA 


ACTIVITIES: Hot Air Ballooning, Flying 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

The English department is excellent and UMass is 
one of the best- in the Northeast including the Ivy 
League schools. I think the department has prepared 
me for a profession in technical writing or writing in 

I think the core requirements are a horrible idea, 
they're very inconvenient. I can see the logic behind a 
well rounded education but it forces students to take 
courses they don't need. Someone who wants to 
keep their eyes open will, without pressure from the 

From what you observe, do you feel "Zoo Mass" is 
a fitting label for the University? 

What zoo? I think UMass was a zoo but it isn't now. 


Karen Upierre English Longmeadow, MA 
David Uplanle Comm Stu Pepperell, MA 
Lori-Ann LaPoinle Zool N Gralton, MA 
Michele Ureau Psych Worcesler, MA 
Laura M. Uroche Env ScJ No Providence, Rl 
Christine A. Larson Poli Sci Dedham, MA 
Peter Ush Poll Sci 

Michael Laurin Mech Eng Ludlow, MA 
David J. Lavalee Zool Millbury, MA 

Lisa A. Lavigne C8 Fin Adams, MA 

Jeannine M. Lawall English Amherst, MA 

Robin Lawler Business Newlon. MA 

Teresa Lawn Comm Stu Watertown, MA 

Patrice Lawsky Accing Bellmore, I^Y 

Nick Layzer Biochem Belmont. MA 

Cwenda M. Leaning Hum Nul Stirling, N| 

|ifl locelyn Leathern LS/R Nalick, MA 

Michael D. LeClair Mech Eng East Longmeadow, MA 

Lori Lynn Leclaire Zool No Grafton, MA 

Amy B. Lederman Comm Stu Plainview, NY 

Amity Kalherine Lee History/ Classics/Phil Amherst, MA 

Christopher C. Lee Econ Peabody, MA 

Linda Lee Fash Mktg Campbello, CA 

Kevin R. Leeper Leg Stu Foxboro, MA 

Thea Leff Hum Nut Woburn, MA 

Amy Beth Lefkowitz CB Fin Englishtown. N| 

Stacey J. Leichler Mktg Paramus, NI 

Meg Lembeck Econ Marblehead, MA 
Wade Leon Econ Valley Stream. Ny 
Jennifer Leonard Econ Upper Saddleriver, N) 
Beth Lepor English Marblehead, MA 
Marc Lesser Poli Sci Randolph, MA 
Michael |. Lesser HRTA Los Angeles, CA 
Paul H. Lesser Sales and Comm Stu Natick, MA 
Robin B. Lesses Acctng Buffalo, NY 
Merri-Lee Lesynski Educ Newburyport, MA 

Mark G. Letson Resort Mgt Milton. MA 

Ann Elizabeth Levenson Comm Stu Millis, MA 

Matthew G. Levin History Weston, MA 

Richard Scott Levin COINS Randolph, MA 

Michael Levine Sport Mgt Hauppauge, NY 

Robert L. Levine Econ Brockton, MA 

Eric S. Levy GB Fin Beverly, MA 

Wayne A. Levy Sport Mgt West Haven, CT 

Ann Elizabeth Lewis Psych Somerset, MA 

David C. Lewis Econ Topsfield, MA 
James M. Lewis Leg Stu Boston, MA 
Ralph Lewis Micro/Pre-Denlal Westbury, NY 
Jennifer J. Lheureux HRTA Marblehead, MA 
Andrew Lizaos HRTA Worcester, MA 
Heidi E. Lieblein Mktg Greenport, NY 
Peter Mark Limoncelli Mktg Guilford, CT 
David S. Lipetz Acctng Harlsdale, NY 
Sandy Lipelz Comm Dis Orange, CT 

Jodi Lynne Us Poli Sci/Econ Framingham, MA 
Sandra L Ush jS Chestnut Hill, MA 
James P. Uston HRTA Springfield, MA 
Thomas Uu Elec Eng Framingham, MA 
Tracy Uvesey Fine Arts Pittsfield, MA 
Amy Lo Mktg Hong Kong 
Leah M. Loftis Sports Mgt Roxbury, MA 
Todd M. Lombard Acctng Granville, MA 
Suzanne A. London Mktg Cedarhurst, NY 

Brenna Jane Long Educ Waltham, MA 
Courtney Longaker Art Ed Acton. MA 
Nikos D. Loomis Zool Woburn. MA 
Francine Lopes Eng East Boston. MA 
Robert C. Lopes Jr. Poli Sci Weymouth, MA 
Lee-Anne Lortie Zool Centerville, MA 
James lowe [r. Acctng Holyoke, MA 
Stacy J. Lowe Psych Sharon, MA 
Marci R. Lowy GB Fin Peabory, MA 


A side from being honored for its prestigious aca- 
'^demics, the University of Massachusetts at Am- 
herst is well-known for its diverse social atmosphere. 

Existing in Amherst, Northampton and other sur- 
rounding towns are numerous nightclubs, bars and 
restaurants where students can let loose and relieve 
their frustrations or anxieties. 

Seniors who took part in our survey named several 
area nightspots as being wonderful places to do any- 
thing but study. Clearly, the most favorite among at 
least 50 percent of the 46 seniors asked was the Hatch. 
Some commented on its relaxed, but not completely 
quiet atmosphere as being condusive to studying. A 
few even mentioned having "reserved" tables in the 

The Cape Cod Lounge was the second most popu- 
lar on-campus hangout, according to the survey. Most 
seniors who liked the lounge agreed that it was a 
perfect place to study and fail asleep. 

In terms of off-campus entertainment, nearly 35 
percent of the seniors named the Pub as their favorite 
nightspot. What was the attraction? 

"I like the atmosphere in the Pub. It's very quaint, 
but very exciting at the same time. I also like the 
special drink prices and comedy nights" said one 

Some other hotspots seniors listed were: Charlies, 
Time Out, Mike's Westview Cafe, the Newman Cen- 
ter, the TOC and Delanos. 

-John MacMillan 

»^^— I ^" - .--^ 


Witiam Anthony Luciano Mktg Medfield, MA 

Christine Lucier Mgl Medway, MA 

Lucy V, Luddy Psyth Amhersl, MA 

Laura Lulfy Mklg Nalick, MA 

Jennifer Anne Lynch Educ Framingham. MA 

Kelly I- Lynch HRTA Dedham. MA 

Michael W. Lynch A/Rec Melrose. MA 

Stephanie Ann Macaris CB Fin Springtield, MA 

Margaret Rulh Maccini Anthro Needham, MA 

Tlmolhy C. MacDonnell History Weston, MA 

Nora K. Mackay )S Brockport, MA 

Sandra Lee Mackay Mktg Holden, MA 

David N. Mackinnon Psych Westwood, MA 

Kenneth Maclean Accing Upton, MA 

Andrew S. Maczaszek Zoo! Chicopee, MA 

Susan M. Madden Psych Middleton, MA 

Charles Mael Ex Sci Newton, MA 

Christopher G. Magee Soc East Longmeadow, MA 

Maria L. Magni Econ Newton, MA 
Shawn G. Mahaney Econ Billerlca, MA 
Sally L. Maher PE North Haven. CT 
Diane S. Mahoney HRTA Arlington, MA 
Erin M, Mahoney Poli Sci Worcester, MA 
Patrick Mahoney Ceog Rosiindale, MA 
George N. Makrys Mgt Marion, MA 
Pamela A. Makrys HRTA Marion, MA 
Gary Malamel Econ Stamford, CT 

Brian |. Malcolm Comm 5lu Dedham, MA 

Lisa Malkertich Elec Eng Plymouth. MA 

John |. Malley Mgt Melrose, MA 

Sari Mallow Poli Sci Great Neck. NY 

Sally A. Maloney BDIC Worcester, MA 

Tanya Mamis An Sci Brookline, MA 

Charles Quirk Maney Mech Eng Longmeadow. MA 

Mary Mangan Milruh Lowell, MA 

Jennifer A. Manning Econ Wayland, MA 

Joseph A. Manning Env Des North Andover, MA 
Julia Maning Micro St. Louis. MO 
Richard L. Manning Econ Belmont, MA 
Ronald L Manning Poll Sci Belmont, MA 
Melinda S. Manor Comm Stu Bellingham, MA 
Paula M. Mansur Physics Chelmsford, MA 
Jeffrey A. Marchessaull Zool Ware, MA 
Heidi Marcinkiewicz HRTA Madison. CT 
Frederick S.Marcus Leg Stu Belmont, MA 

Peter Jonathan Marcus Poli Sci Pittsfield, MA 

Teresa G. Margiotta Comm Stu Gloucester, MA 

Erik Marinko Ex Sci Litchfield, CT 

Adam David Markel English Flushing, NY 

Jamie C. Markewicz BDIC Ipswich, MA 

Diane Meryl Marks Sport Mgt Rockville Centre, NY 

Michele Miriam Marks Econ Phila, PA 

David Mariison Ind Eng Framingham, MA 

Robin L Mariow Wo Stu Belchertown, MA 

James L. Maruni HRTA Lee, MA 

Daniel F. Marple CB Fin Sherborn. MA 

Mary B. MarquedanI Sport Mgts Hopkinton, MA 

Sharon Sumanle Marrer Acctng Rio Piedras, PR 

Traci A. Manino |S/Comm Stu Northboro, MA 

Kevin Marsh Econ Berket, MA 

Steven H. Marshall Ind Eng Westboro, MA 

Richard D. Marlel Jr. English Chicopee, MA 

Kathleen M. Martin Comm Stu Franklin, MA 

Maria M. Martin CB Fin BiHerica, MA 

Tammy Martin Leg Stu Achol, MA 

Jacqueline Martinez Poli Sci Macienda Heights, CA 

David M. Mason Sport Mgt Boston, MA 

Michelle Masterman Comm Stu Massapequa Park, NY 

Siobhan Masterson BDIC Melbourne, FL 

Philip Mastroianni Sport Mgt Newton, MA 

John J. Malhieu Business Westboro. MA 

Andrew H. Matt Mgt Sharon. MA 


NAME: Bill Havice 
MAJOR: Psychology 
HOMETOWN: Lynnfield, MA 
ACTIVITIES: Intramural Lacrosse, SAG Cultural Com- 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

The psychology department has a lot of talented 
professors. They've prepared me for a job but not 
necessarily in the psychology field. It's a good general 
education. UMass is a great school. You can get a great 
education or learn about life. It's whatever you want it 
to be. 

I didn't like core requirements. I took the courses I 
wanted to take and that generally filled the require- 
ments but I was forced to take others when I wanted 
to take courses I was interested in. 

From what you observe, do you feel "Zoo Mass" is 
a fitting label for the University? 

UMass is what you want it to be. If you want it to be 
a party school, it can be. The drinking policies have 
changed to get rid of the image but I don't know if 
these efforts are good or bad. I don't mind the "Zoo 
Mass" image. Outside of Massachusetts, UMass has a 
good reputation. In Massachusetts, it's compared to 
the Ivy league schools. They are comparable to UMass 
for an education. 

iL .J 


luanita Ann Matthews Sporl Mgl Cambridge, MA 
John F. Matulis Ind Eng Roslindale, MA 
Sarah E. May Mklg AmherM, MA 
lanet Mazur Leg Stu Ware, MA 
Cina Mazzocco Psych Salisbury Bch. MA 
Mary Beth McCarthy Econ Wesi Roxbury, MA 
Dawn McAllister Comm Stu Conasset. MA 
Richard A. McCaWerty Mech Eng Cambridge, MA 
Kimberiy S. McCandless PE Millis, MA 

E. Andre McCarroll Zoo! West Barnslable. MA 
Joan McCarthy English Dedham. MA 
Mary A. McCarthy Econ Hyde Park. MA 
Mary Beth McCarthy Econ West Roxbury, MA 
Stephen D. McCarthy Mgt Walpole, MA 
William K. McCarthy Psych Winchester, MA 
Carol McClintock Biochem Wrenlham. MA 
Kelly A. McCormack Econ Mansfield, MA 
Joanne McCormick Econ Colonia, N) 

Mary Beth McCowan Ex Sci Lawrence, MA 
EHen H. McCuIlough English Philadelphia, PA 
Kristine M. McCusker History San Mateo, CA 
Marueen P. McCusker Fash Mkts Ashland, MA 
Claire E. McConough Leg Stu Randolph, MA 
Dennis McDonough Anthro No Quincy, MA 
Eileen McDonough Soc Hull, MA 
Eileen f. McDonough 15/Engl Needham, MA 
Elizabeth F. McDonough HRTA Amherst, AM 

John 1. McDonough Math Falmouth. MA 

Robert McDonough Elec Eng Easthampton, MA 

John D. McDougan Elec Eng Bedford. NY 

Brian McDowell Micro 

Kathryn S. McEachem HRTA Wellesley, MA 

Brian T. McElligott Ind Eng Westfield. MA 

Anita L. McEwen Psych/Comm Stu Arlington, MA 

Carrie L McCee GB Fin Darien, CT 

David W. McGillivray Env Des Boxford. MA 

Stephen C. McGinley Psych Sudbuey, MA 

Nicole McGlynn Dance Milford. MA 

Owen E. McGonagle Eng Everett, MA 

Ellen McGovem GB Fin Frankiin. MA 

Lisa McGregor Mktg Westfield, MA 

John M. McGuiness Soc Worcester. MA 

Kara M. McGuire History/Poli Sci Maynard. MA 

Debra A. McHugh HRTA Edgartown. MA 

Maura McHugh Painting Paxton, MA 

Myles A. McHugh Econ W Pentham, MA 

Bonnie S. Mcintosh Psych Worthington, MA 

Edgar |. Mcintosh Psych Amherst, MA 

Robert E. Mcintosh English Amherst, MA 

Susan M. Mcintosh Mktg Sunderland, MA 

Julie Ann Mdver Hum Nut No Easton, MA 

Maureen McKenna Hum Nu! Lexington, MA 

Robert Daniel McKenna English/French Longmeadow, MA 

Carol McKinna Comm Stu Dorchester. MA 

Diane Claire McManus Poli Sci Arlington. MA 
Patricia A. McMurrough An Sci Andover, MA 
Margaret McNaughton HRTA Northport. NY 
Nancy McNicholas Comm Stu Waiertown, MA 
Elizabeth J. McPhee English So Orleans, MA 
William C. McQuaid CSE Ware. MA 
Lisa McQuillan HRTA Wash Depot. CT 
Steven McStay Econ Marlboro, MA 
Juan Jesus Medina Science/Zool San Francisco. Rp. PR 

David Mednick Elec Eng Peabody, MA 

Julie Meere Comm Stu Hudson, MA 

Donna M. Megquier Comm Stu Winthrop, MA 

Marda Mejia Zool Amherst, MA 

Lynda M. Melendez Fash Mktg Dedahurst, NY 

Valerie Melino Mktg Framingham. MA 

Andrea D. Melnick HRTA Amherst, MA 

Eve Mendelsohn Mech Eng Monsey, NY 

Cheryl L. Mendelson English Brockton, MA 


Since there are over 2,000 internships available for 
students, one would expect a great number of 
seniors to have taken advantage of such a vast array of 
available experience. However, our survey revealed 
that only 19 percent of 46 seniors participated in the 
internship program, while 81 percent did not. 

According to a member of the office of internships, 
approximately 600 students go on internships each 
year, but the majority are juniors, not seniors. 

One of the reasons this is the case, according to 
several seniors, is because seniors are lookirig forward 
to graduating with their friends. As one senior said, "I 
had the opportunity to go on an internship this semes- 
ter (Spring, 1987), but it was so close to graduation 
that I decided not to go. My friends also had a lot to 
do with my decision. I want to graduate with the 
people I have spent the last four years with." 

A second reason internship might not be popular 
among seniors is because of the strict requirements 
some departments enforce. One senior psychology 
major explained, "There are a lot of internship require- 
ments within the Psychology departmant that are dis- 
couraging to students interested in going on an intern- 
ship. The requirements are not varied enough. They 
tend to rely exclusively on grade point averages and 
'seniority points.'. 1 think if a student wants to gain 
some experience, they should be able to." 

Other seniors simply did not have the time nor the 
desire to apply for an internship. 

Those few seniors who did participate in the intern- 
ship program found their experience to be extremely 

"It was great," said a senior, graduating with a de- 
gree in journalism. "I was able to get a paying position 
on a local paper. So, I was learning and earning at the 
same time." 

—John MacMillan 


Sheryl Ann Menesale English Centerville, MA 
Albert Menz Mech Enp, Baldwin, NY 
Laura Merchant Italian/French Spfid, MA 
Theresa Mergener An Sci No Providence, Rl 
Rob Merlino Engli'ih Needham, MA 
Charles S. Merritt Poli Sci Lenox, MA 
Gary P. Messier Mklg Duxbury. MA 
leffrey A. Messore Micro Belmont, MA 
Mariane K. Meuse IS/Engl Wakefield. MA 

Frederick R. Meyer Env Des Medford, N) 
Maurisa Meyer Comm Stu Fall River, MA 
Kenneth L Migden Mgl Roslyn He:ghts, NY 
Peter Migliaccio Env Sci W Boxford, MA 
Lynn F. Mikotajczak Psych Webster, MA 
David H. Milks History North Brookfield, MA 
David P. Miller CS Eng Brooklyn, NY 
Karen Miller Poli Sci Danvers, MA 
Sherri Lynn Miller Educ Wilbraham. MA 

Sharon Denise Mills HRTA Elmonl. NY 

F. Del Miniz English Sheffield, MA 

Patricia M. Mirisola Comm Stu Andover, MA 

Suzanne Missert Comm Stu Framingham, MA 

Gregory G. Mitchell Mktg Chelmsford, MA 

Michael A. Mitrook Comm Stu Shirley. MA 

leffrey Moelis GB Fin Lawrence. NY 

James C. Molignan History East Weymouth. MA 

leffrey Hollis Molk Acctng Wayne, N| 

Catherine Monahan Com Rec Everett. MA 
Ivan E. Monserrate Science/Zool Rio Piedras, Puerto R 
Maria Luisa Monserrate Mass Comm Weliesley, MA 
Jennifer Montgomery4lice Comm Stu Belfast, Maine 
Robert S. Montgomery-Rice Poli Sci Amherst. MA 
Lance G. Montigny Narest Southbridge. MA 
Alcides Montrond Chem Boston, MA 
Donald Scott Moore Flee Eng Centerville. MA 
ludith Moore Psych Stoneham, MA 

Dave Morel Sport Mgt Westboro, MA 
Roxanne Morgan English Newton. MA 
Patrick M. Moriarty |S Holyoke. MA 
Van L. Morrill GB Fin Needham, MA 
Diane Elizabeth Morris An Sci Wenonah, N) 
Kayla V. Morrison Poli Sci Bloomfield, Ct 
Tammy |. Morrison Com Rec Westwood, MA 
Erin E. Morrissey Comm Stu Attleboro, MA 
|eff T. Morton Art Andover, MA 

Allison E. Morwick Comm Stu Bridgewater. MA 
Bemice Mosca Comm Stu Westport, CT 
Bethanne Moskov )5 Scotia, NY 
Edward L. Mouzon Zool Bronx, NY 
Christopher L. Muise Poli Sci Mansfield, MA 
Beveriy Mullaney Ex Sci Cohassel, MA 
Elizabeth M. Mullen English Newton. MA 
Gail K. Mullen GB Fin Scituate. MA 
lames T.F., Mullowney Jr. Chem Belmont. MA 

Randy Marlene Mulsman Educ Peabody, MA 
Dennis A. Munroe Sport Mgt Lynnfield, MA 
James Muri Chem Eng Ware, MA 
Cynthia M. Murphy Ceog Westwood, MA 
loanne F. Murphy Psych Chicopee, MA 
John J. Murphy Jr. Westminster, MA 
Patrick M. Murphy English Springfield, MA 
Paul R. Murphy Mgt Medford. MA 
Scott P. Murray Elec Eng Concord, MA 

Sean Murray Ind Eng Brighton, MA 
Sheryl E. Murray Educ Abington, MA 
Suzanne M. Murray Econ Saugus. MA 
Therese Murray Music Ed Winchester, MA 
Ethel M. Musbach Educ Becket, MA 
Douglas P. Musco Poli Sci Leiba. Pr 
Steven J. Musich Acctng Manasquan, NJ 
Ronald Myerow Design Swampscott, MA 
Andrew J. Myerson BDIC Dover. MA 


Photo by ludith Fiola 

NAME: Aurele Lamontagne 
MAJOR: Wildlife and Fisheries 
HOMETOWN: Longmeadow, MA 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

The wildlife and fisheries department consists of a 
bunch of people sitting around talking about fish. It's a 
very relaxed atmosphere. I think UMass is too liberal. 
Students are so liberal that they have lost their taer- 
spective on things. They make a big deal out of little 

Core requirements are the best requirements the 
University has. As an undergraduate there are too 
many majors and each of them are very specific. Core 
classes make the education here well rounded. 

From what you observe do you feel "Zoo Mass" is 
a fitting label for the University? 

I think the "Zoo Mass" reputation is gone. I have 
talked to people that don't go to school at UMass and 
they don't refer to it as a zoo. The "Zoo Mass" reputa- 
tion may have been true in the 1960's and 1970's but 
now UMass certainly doesn't deserve the reputation 
of being a zoo. 


Stanley Mysliwiec Mgt Holyoke, MA 
David Asher Nahor GB Fin BroaklJne, MA 
Slephen F. Narey CB fin Holyoke, MA 
Cerardo Narvaez HRTA Amherst. MA 
Tracy Nashel English Fort Lee, N) 
Ellen L. Nasull Leg Stu Hyde Park. MA 
Cynthia B. Nathans Psych Billenca, MA 
Andrea |. NatotI Poll Sci Mendon, MA 
Craig Naugle CB Fin Missoula, MT 

Marjorie A. Naytor Comm Slu Harwick, MA 
Edward M. Nazaretian Jr. Mgl Natick, MA 
Charles A. Neal IV Aslron New Lebanon, N't 
Christine A. Nee French South Boston, MA 
Dale W. Neely Mech Eng Belljngham. MA 
Greg Neeles English Springfield, MA 
Ann M. Nelson Music Ed Hudson Falls, Ny 
Roberta Nelson HRTA Wenham, MA 
Al Neri HRTA St lames. NY 

Kirsten Nesetka Econ Milton, MA 

Jennifer Neubaure Econ Carver, MA 

Randy H. Neveloff Poll Sci Staten Island, NY 

Mark Newman Psych Indianapolis, IN 

Wayne A. Newman, |r. HRTA Bedford, MA 

Sandra |. Newson HRTA Maiden. MA 

Feona C. Neysmilh Fash Mktg Hollis, Queens. NY 

John K. Ng Eng Allston, MA 

Alexlander G. Nichols Econ Brewster, .MA 

Joseph M. Nigro Mgt W Springfield, MA 

Lynn E. Nigra HRTA Arlington, MA 

Douglas M. Nixon WD Tech Framingham, MA 

Antonio D. Nobles Econ Dorchester, MA 

Christine Nobrega HRTA Duxbury. MA 

John A. Nolan )S Butler, PA 

Therese M. Nolan HRTA Las Vegas, NV 

D. Michael Noonan English Croveland, MA 

Karen M. Noonan COINS Framingham, MA 

Kerry A. Nordstrom Home Ec Yarmouth, MA 
Sonja K. Nordstrom Elec Eng Westwood, MA 
Raymond Noreau Psych Falmouth, MA 
). Gregg Norris Food Sci Westboro, MA 
Joyce Norteman Psych N. Attleboro, MA 
Jennifer L North Poli Sci Valatre, NY 
Thomas Patrick Norton English CenCerville. MA 
Scott Alan Nottall Acrtng Taunton, MA 
Jon Novak Econ Chicopee, MA 

Robyn A. Novitz Mktg Stoneham, MA 
Linda Nutting Poli Sci Duxbury. MA 
Daniel W. O'Brien Mgt Cohasset, MA 
Eugene O'Brien Env Des Waltham 
Kimberiy C. O'Brien Comm Stu Melrose, MA 
Robert |, O'Brien Econ Beverly Hills. FL 
Jane E. O'Connor Comm Stu Worcester, MA 
Peter A. O'Connor IS West Roxbury. MA 
Brian F. O'Donaghue English Reading, MA 

Barbara M. ODonovan Math Nevrton, MA 
Daniel C. CHayer Stepc Reading, PA 
Alicia OBrien IE/OR Boston, MA 
Christine E. OBrien Int Des Topsfield. MA 
Edward B. OBrien Poli Sci Chelmsford, MA 
John J. OBrien Jr. Comm Stu Newton, MA 
Kathleen P. Obrien Educ. Wellesley, MA 
Nancy E. OBrien Econ Topsfield. MA 
Paul J. OBrien Mktg Winchester, MA 

Richard L OBrien Soc Shrewsbury, MA 

Robert J. OBrien Phil Williamsburg. MA 

Scott Bailey OBrien Econ Boxford, MA 

Robert J. Ocko HRTA Cambridge, MA 

Paul OConnell Classics Braintree, MA 

C. OConners Educ Metheun, MA 

Dennis OConnor Ex Sci Dedham. MA 

Michael K. A Odur Poli Sci/ Afro Am Stu Worcester. MA 

Charles Mikel Oglesby GB Fin Newton Highlands. MA 


jn addition to a large internship program, the Univer- 
*sity boasts an equally impressive foreign exchange 
program. However, like the internship program, the 
majority of seniors surveyed did not study abroad. 

Out of the seniors, only six reported attending 
school in another country, while 40 spent all their 
semesters at UMass. 

Some of the countries UMass seniors visited were: 
Israel, Ireland, Puerto Rico, and Canada. 

Apparently, fear and apprehension were the prima- 
ry reasons why such a large number of seniors did not 
leave the United States to study. But, interestingly, 
many seniors did not know about the exchange pro- 

"I didn't really know about the program or where it 
was located," one senior said. "Maybe if I heard or 
read a little something on it, I might have gone on an 

Those few seniors who did study abroad said the 
experience enhanced their education and opened 
their eyes to another culture. 

—John MacMillan 


Charles |, OHannessian EIpc Eng Brainlref MA 

Mark Edward OLalor Econ/Psych Newton, Heights, MA 

Justine D. Olansky Comm Stu/Psych Newton, MA 

Susan Olanyk Civ Eng Sunderland, MA 

Janet M. OlcotI Hum Serv Nantucket, MA 

Sharon E. Olderlshaw English Amherst, MA 

David R. Oleary Mgi Foxboro, MA 

Thomas M. Oleary Elec Eng Foxborough, MA 

Julie Olelsky Poli Sci Owings Mills, MD 

Craig Roland Oliver Mktg Needham. MA 
Christine Oneil Comm Slu Charlestown, MA 
Laura Oppedisano Comp Lit Arlington. MA 
Paul Oserrano UWW Amhersl, MA 
James F. Oshea Econ East Boston, MA 
lody K. Osinoff An Sci Pearl River, NY 
Julia Oil Hum Nut Newfoundland, N| 
Jeffrey Oxenhom HRTA Wayne, N) 
Amy Pacheco Mktg Maynard, MA 

Wayne P. Pacheco Econ Fall River, MA 
Debra A. Packard Mech Eng Edison, Nl 
Karen L. Padula LS/R Fall River, MA 
Michele A. Padula Food Mktg Lunenburg, MA 
Alberto J. Pagan-Matos CB Fin Cuaynabo. PR 
Javier O. Pagan Mklg Cuanabo, PR 
Ceorgina Pagliuca Mktg Dedham, MA 
Kevin P. Paige Acctng New Fairfield, CT 
Miles K. Palhete English Astcpa. NY 

Cynlhia Palino English Tewksbury, MA 

Karen E. Palmer Mktg Hopkinton. MA 

Keith W. Palmer Sports Mgt Amesbury. MA 

Areti Papanaslasiou Art Hist Amhersl, MA 

George A. Papanicolaou Acctng/ Info Northampton, MA 

Susan Papierski NR Stu Auburn. MA 

Ann M. Paradis Poli Sci Lupenburg. MA 

Erik C. Park Mktg Lexington, MA 

Helen Park Biochem Kings Park, NY 

Theresa H. Park CB Fin Andover, MA 

James Patrick Sport Mgt Orange, MA 

James Patrick Orange, MA 

Gloria M. Patii Psych Amherst, MA 

John J. Pattnosh Comm Stu Northampton, MA 

Joni M. Paulo Comm Stu Taunton, MA 

Katharine A. Payson Educ Belmont, MA 

Eric M. Pearsall Comm Stu Boxford, MA 

Paul Peczon Ind Eng Arlington, MA 

Lynne A. Pederzoli Soc Holliston. MA 
Maureen Pellegri HRTA Sudbury, MA 
Suzanne Pellegrini Comm Stu Millbury, MA 
Mark Edward Pelosky STPEC Shrewsbury. MA 
David Eugene Peniston HRTA Maplewood, N) 
Michael G. Pepper Chem Eng Westboro. MA 
Olivia Maria Pereira Poli Sci/Port New Bedford, MA 
Jacqueline A. Perez French Lawrence, MA 
Brian K. Perreault Acctng Orleans. MA 

Douglas A. Perry Theater; Aaon. MA 
Gil N. Perry CB Fin Princeton, N| 
Jeffrey M. Perry Envi Des Andover, MA 
Jonathan A. Perry IS Shutesbury. MA 
Kevin Perry Comm Stu Somerset, MA 
Madeline L Peters Amherst, MA 
Robert W. Peters Soc Amherst, MA 
Kristin Peterson Comm Stu 
Laura J. Peterson Psych Everett, MA 

Sandra G. Phalen El Ed Boxford, MA 
Joseph T. Phaneuf Econ Groveland, MA 
Lauren B. Phaneuf Mktg Belchertown, MA 
Patricia Phelan HRTA Norfolk, MA 
Jennifer Dane Phelps Zoo! Methuen, MA 
Josh Philibert Bot-UH Foxboro. MA 
David M. Phillips History Greenfield, MA 
Laura H. Phillips Psych Belmont, MA 
David M. Pickering Acctng Wilbraham, MA 


Photo by Judith Fiola 

NAME: Mark Peterson 

MAJOR: Science with a COINS concentration 

HOMETOWN: Danvers, MA 



What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

I tiiini< the computer department is one of the best 
in the state. The University is large but 1 iii<e it. The core 
requirements are- a good idea but ! didn't like the 
language requirement because in my major I have to 
learn many languages like Pascal and Fortran. It's a 
good idea to have a general knowledge of what 
UMass offers and it gives me an idea of what's hap- 
pening outside of my major. 

From what you observe do you feel "Zoo Mass" is 
a fitting label for the University? 

In some respects "Zoo Mass" fits. I could not live in 
Southwest, I only go there when I want to party. As a 
whole I don't think UMass deserves to be called a zoo. 
There are parties like anywhere else but the zoo repu- 
tation gives UMass a bad name. 



Allyson Pierce Spanish Maynard, MA 
David lames PJelropaolo HRTA Lexington. MA 
Deborah PiWul Art Chicopee, MA 
Lori A. Pimenlal ME S Dartmouth, MA 
Susan Pink Biochem/Pre-med Norwood, MA 
|ohn P. Pinson Enai Altleboro, MA 
Steven |. Pioli Anthro N, Easton. MA 
Steven H. Platis Zool Haverhill, MA 
Deborah A. Podkowka Acctng Ware, MA 

Cynthia |. Poirier History Williamsburg, MA 

Anne Pokorski Mktg Chelmsford, MA 

Patricia Polishuk Mech Eng Brookline, MA 

Elizabeth Pollard Mktg Marblehead, MA 

Tracy Ann Pollasiri Mktg Lunenburg, MA 

David Polunsky Comm Stu Winthrop, MA 

Theresa Anne Pooler Comm Dis E Longmeadow, MA 

Ashley Anne Pope Psych Natill, MA 

Michael Porter Econ Nalick, MA 

Ellen Portman Mktg Armunk, NY 
Donald C. Poulin Mktg Easthampton. MA 
Heidi M. Poulin Comm Dis Easthampton, MA 
Tom Power Bus Westboro. MA 
Elizabeth D. Powers Mgt Salem, MA 
Mary B. Powers Zool Worcester, MA 
Paul G. M. Powers Psych Braintree, MA 
Jeff R. Powlus HRTA Burlington, VT 
Mark S. Pratt |S No Attleboro, MA 

Randall Prescott Elec Eng Amherst, MA 
Ronald E. Press Elec Eng Natick, MA 
loseph P. Presti Good Mktg Burlington, MA 
Edward Alexander Price Mech Eng Sandwich, MA 
Michael Prince Ind Eng Franklin, MA 
Sandra Prioleau HRTA Boston, MA 
Amy Prohaska Comm Stu Marblehead, MA 
Phyllis Provost Comm Stu Wenham, MA 
David B. Pruskin Civ Eng Framingham, MA 

Arthur Andrew Prutsalis Mgt Burlington, MA 
Aris Psyhogeor CB Fin West Roxbury. MA 
Rob Puchniak Econ Peabory. MA 
Andrea Pugsley Econ Dorchester, MA 
lames 1- Puleri IE/OR Sheffield, MA 
Gayla |. Puliafico Art Ed Rutland, MA 
Catherine A. Pulsfort Ind Eng Crestview Hills, KY 
Debra A. Pulsinelli Psych Brockton, MA 
Guy E. Pumiglia Elec Eng Sunderland. MA 

Lisa A. Putis Fash Mktg Wyckoff, N| 
loseph Vincent Puzzi An Sci Blandford, MA 
Patrida A. Queeney Acctng Wakefield, MA 
Heidi Ann Quesada Poll Sci Tov^nsend, MA 
Susan P. Quigley Fash Mktg Marblehead, MA 
lames P. Quitadamo Econ Shrewsbury, MA 
loel Rabinowitz Mgt Old Bethpage, NY 
Daniel Radack Mech Eng Swampscott. MA 
Stephanie M. Radochia AFEC Wilmington, MA 

Ramin Rahimi Micro Lexington, MA 
Michael Ramirez Acctng Spring Valley, NY 
Wendy S. Rand Psych Osford, MA 
loseph C. Randall Env Sci Chestnut Hill, MA 
Mary Beth Randall Educ Greenfield. MA 
Susan Randall Nursing Norwood, MA 
loseph P. Randazza Mgt Lowell, MA 
Kathleen A. Rando Acctng Stoneham, MA 
lonathan N. Ranger English Manchester. MA 

Lynn M. Raposa An Sci North Attleboro, MA 
Adam William Raskin Math/Econ Pittsfield. MA 
Dan Rasmussen Math Westwood, MA 
Marta A. Rauscher Mktg Berlin. MA 
Robert Ravens History Norwood, MA 
Terri S. Ravitz Home Ec Cambridge, MA 
Debra Raymond Educ Plainville, MA 
Daniel |. Reagan English Shrewsbury, MA 
Brenda Reardon Fash Mktg Sudbury, MA 


Photo by Judith Fiola 

NAME: Bill Bushnell 
MAJOR: Mechanical Engineering 
HOMETOWN: Georgetown, MA 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

For my first couple of years at UMass I didn't like the 
departmental requirements because they were man- 
datory courses designed to weed out many students. 
The remainder of the requirements were better be- 
cause they were mainly electives. The advanced 
courses were very specific and easier to follow. I don't 
like the core requirements because they were a waste 
of time ... I guess I'm not a well rounded student. 

From what you observe do you feel "Zoo Mass" is 
a fitting label for the University? 

Because I've been here for ten semesters I have 
noticed a drastic change in the party atmosphere. For 
the most part the change in the drinking age has 
limited partying on campus. I think UMass was a zoo 
when I first came but I definitely wouldn't call it a zoo 

iifci j 


lane E. Reardon Psych Franklin, MA 
Mark R. Reardon Acctng Franklin, MA 
Anthony A. Rebello Env Sci South Hadley, MA 
Eric L. Recoon GB Fin Williamsville, NY 
Sharon Redfield Acctng Danvers, MA 
Mark Redrich Comm Stu New Milford, N) 
Matthew Regan Env Des Dover, MA 
Elaine H. Reichert Educ South Deertield, MA 
David R. Reid Econ Bellingham, MA 

Ann T. Reilly Elec Eng So Walpole, MA 
Richard Reinemann Mech Eng Medfield, MA 
Albert O. Reinhardl III Dalton, MA 
Carole L. Reis )S Slurbridge, MA 
Thomas F. Reis Mktg Medtied. MA 
Shari Beth Reiser Mktg Marblehead, MA 
Edward R. Remondt Jr. Econ Pembroke, MA 
Deneen M. Renaud Malh Colchester, Ct 
Leigh Resides Econ West Chester, PA 

Amy B. Resnick Home Ec Norwell, MA 
Amy Rex Sov East Eur Stu Foxboro, MA 
lames C. Reynolds CB Fin Cheshire, MA 
Thomas E. Rezendes Acctng Kingston, MA 
Richard Alan Ricardi Econ/Hisl Westboro, MA 
Chris Ricci Elec Eng Scituale, MA 
Lisa M. Ricci Psych Somerville, MA 
Celeste Rice Biochem Worcester, MA 
Melissa Rice HRTA Amherst, MA 

Robert L. Rice Econ Westport, CT 
William Richards English No Attleboro, MA 
William S. Richardson Acctng Ware. MA 
Caroline V. Richter Comm Stu Scarsdale. Ny 
Charles Douglass Riddle Poll Sci Springfield, MA 
Joann Riddle Comm Dis Tewksbury, MA 
Irma M. Rigau-Medina Mgt Rio Piedras, PR 
Damon B. Riley Psych Braintree, MA 
Gregory S. Riley Ind Eng Arlington, MA 

David Riordan Comm Stu Wakefield, MA 
Janet B. Rishman Comm Stu Med ford. MA 
Lisa B. Riskin Comm Serv Spring Valley, NY 
Janet Risman Comm Stu Medford, MA 
Glenn P. Ritchie Fash Mktg Medford, MA 
Paul A. Rivenburg Mktg Acton, MA 
Lori Rizk Amherst, MA 
Alan Robbins Needham, MA 
Roberta Robertson Acctng Amherst. MA 

Susan Jean Robichaud Soc Methuen, MA 
Andrew M. Robinson Mgt Framingham. MA 
Carole E. Robinson Amherst. MA 
Mark Robinson Mktg Dumont, NI 
Paul Robinson Chem Eng Brockton. MA 
Donna Robison Food Sci N. Weymouth. MA 
Kevin P. Rocha Comm Stu South Dartmouth. MA 
Lynda C. Roche LS/R Boxford, MA 
Michelle Rodney Leg Stu Amherst, MA 

Gwenn E. Rods HRTA Dover, MA i 
Lisa C Rogell Mktg Baldwin, NY 
Allison E. Rogers Psych Bonita, CA ' 
lames F. Rogers |r. CB Fin Reading, MA 
Slacey Rogers Psych Andover, MA 
David Rohrer Sports Mgt Wingham, MA 
Mark Rohrer Poll Sci Wingham, MA 
Maria Roldan Educ Springfield, MA 
Gary N. Romantz Ind Eng Parsippany, NY 

Patricia Romer Educ Westboro, MA 
Kimberley R. Ronca Art/Writing Garrison, NY 
Mary Rooker History Williamsburg, MA 
Lisa A. Rose Elec Eng N. Dighton, MA 
Cynthia L Roseberry An Berlin, MA 
A. Rosenbaum Mktg 

Carolyn H. Rosenbaum IS Framingham, MA 
Lynsey S. Rosenberg Theater Marblehead. MA 
Stanley Rosenberg |r Zool Quincy. MA 


Photo by ludith Fiola 

NAME: Wayne Pacheco 

MAJOR: Economics 

HOMETOWN: Fall River, MA 


ACTIVITIES: Intramural Sports, Brown Olympics 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

i had a great time at UMass but I would have had 
more fun if I didn't have to take classes. On the whole I 
loved it, especially the social atmosphere. I also 
learned a lot. I don't agree with the economic depart- 
ment's political stance but they prepared me for a job 
after I graduate. I already have a job lined up. 

I think students should take more than 100 level 
courses for core requirements. They are too general. 
The language requirements and writing requirements 
should be more intense and I think at least one course 
in public speaking should be required. 

From what you observe do you feel "Zoo Mass" is 
a fitting label for the University? 

The "Zoo Mass" reputation definitely hurts the 
school. I have noticed that the reputation has practi- 
cally disappeared since my freshman year. UMass pro- 
vides a good mix of education and social life. 


Howard S. Rosenstein Accing Newlon, MA 
Pamela G. Rosenthal Mktg Winchesler. MA 
loseph F. Rosewame Mech Eng Leverett, MA 
Alison P. Ross Comm Slu Newlon, MA 
loanne Rosseiti English Newlon. MA 
Danny Rolh Civ Eng Wanaque, N) 
Jeffrey Rolh Cb Fin Somersel, N) 
Vanessa Roth Accing Huntington, NY 
Glenn Rothstein CB Fin Old Bridge, N) 

Peter C. Todondo Elec Eng Weymouth, MA 

Rosemary Roudauysen Art Hisi Pillsfield, MA 

James Rowan Jr. 

Frederick D. Rowe III Econ Longmeadow, MA 

Karen I. Rowe Psych/Spanish Wilminglon. MA 

Kathryn M. Rowe PE Stratham, NH 

Dana O. Roy Geol Adams, MA 

James A. Royce Env Des/Land Arch Marlboro, MA 

Anita L Roye jS/Eng Orange, CT 

Kari P. Rozak Econ Greenfield, MA 

Paula Ru Inl Des Marlboro, N) 

Andrew (. Rubin Poli Sci Longmeadow, MA 

Marc F. Rubin Zool Lexington, MA 

Steven Rubin Mgt New Bedford. MA 

Susan Lee Ruboy Comm Slu Norwood, MA 

Amy M. Ruda Psych Great Neck, NY 

Jack Rudinsky Math Sharon, MA 

Jay M. Rudinsky Pub Health Randolph, MA 

Deborah A. Rugg Painting Worcester. MA 
Lisa A. Rupprecht GB Fin Pittsfield. MA 
Chartes H. Russell Phil Longmeadow. MA 
Philip A. Russell Poli Sci Brockton, MA 
Christine M. Ryan CB Fin Norwood, MA 
Elizabeth G. Ryan Sport Mgt Hyannis, MA 
Mary T. Ryan Poli Sci Methuen, MA 
Karen E. Saalfrank English Andover, MA 
Craig A. Sable HRTA Randolph. MA 

Debra A. Sabourin Mgt Holyoke, MA 
Athanasios Safarikas Elec Eng Amherst, MA 
Margery Safran GB Fin Andover, MA 
Rebecca Sage Mktg Natick, MA 
Melkon Sahagian Mktg Southboro, MA 
Harold J. Salant Econ Amherst. MA 
Peter T. Salem Ind Eng N Reading. MA 
Stephanie Ann Sallah Mgt Glocester, MA 
Richard Salzman Mech Eng Brookline, MA 

Nicola Sambazis HRTA New York, NY 
Linda Samuelian Psych Dedham, MA 
Diane Maria Sanabria Music Ed Sunderland, MA 
Kevin Sanborn Econ W, Springfield. MA 
Jeannette M. Sanchez Educ Rosa Bayamon, PR 
Bruce Sandler Econ Needham, MA 
Kimberly A. Sanford Elec Eng Burlington, MA 
Joseph C. Santangedo CS Eng West Newton, MA 
Scott Thomas Sanlarella IS Norwalk, CT 

Lisa Santoto Mech Eng Wantagh. NY 

Stephanie C. Sargeant Mgt/Mktg Dorchester, MA 

Helinette C. Sarmento Fash Mktg S. Dartmouth, MA 

Richard Sasdi Zool Newton. MA 

Amyu L. Sasiela Psych Sudbury, MA 

Peter V. Sattler Econ Springfield. MA 

Kimberly A. Savage Int Des Uxbridge. MA 

Susan S. Savoy Comm Dis Concord, MA 

Lisa L Sbrocca Italian Wrnchendon. MA 

Holly Schabowski Mktg/English Westfield, MA 
Alisa M. Schachter Psych Wayside. N| 
Suzanne F. Schaeller Mktg Holland. PA 
Sandra M. Scheer Accing New Canaan, CT 
Susan Lynn Scher Acctng New City. NY 
Randi Schey Mgt Parsippany, N) 
Karl Schieneman Mktg New York City. NY 
Maureen Schiike Psych S, Grafton, MA 
Karen Schiller Psych New York. NY 


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NAME: Wendy Rand 

MAJOR: Psychology 



ACTIVITIES: Residence Assistant, Brown Olympics 

Sylvan Area Government, Brown House Council 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

I love UMass, it's a great school but the psychology 
department has its problems. The department has a 
good faculty but there are a lot of internship require- 
ments for students who want to do an internship that 
are discouraging. The requirements also aren't varied 
enough and there are too many of them. I think it's 
important that new students have a diverse educa- 

When the University requires many courses it de- 
feats the purpose of taking courses that are interesting 
to the student. Exploring courses in the early years is 
important but confining in later years. 

From what you observe do you feel "Zoo Mass" is 
a fitting label for the University? 

I think "Zoo Mass" is over used. It's made into 
something it really isn't. As an RA, I think the change in 
the school policy has helped discourage the "Zoo 
Mass" reputation. I think this is a great university. 
When I was in high school other students told me I 
was going to a zoo but now high school students are 
more interested in the academics of the University. 


Oianna Schlegel Educ Newburyporl, MA 
Sarah C. Schlesinger Psych Brookline, MA 
Patrick Schollard Env Des Framtngham 
Neil Robert Schriever HRTA Brooklyn, NY 
Suzanne M. Schropfer Educ Slamford. CT 
David R. Schwartz FA/Astro Warwick, Rl 
Eric L Schwartz Sporl Mgl Framingham, MA 
Denise M. Scialabba Fash Mklg Sudbury, MA 
lean M. Scotl Educ Wakefield, MA 

Jennifer A. Scott History Beverly. MA 
Maria B. Scudeve Zoo! Norien, MA 
Elizabeth L Scullin Psych Newton Ctr,, MA 
David R. Sears Hisi Amherst, mA 
Dara Jill Segal A&R Econ Framingham, MA 
Robert M. Segal Acctng Randolph, MA 
Lauren Segarra Slpec Farmingham, MA 
Amy Seiden Psych New York, NY 
Caroline Seitel Comm Stu New City, NY 

Ted Sella Elec Eng Amherst, MA 
Douglas F. Selkirk Acctng Northampton, MA 
Joshua L Semeter Elec Eng Brockton, MA 
Martha A. Senn Chem Millers Falls. MA 
Dianne H. Serra Acctng Beford, MA 
L Scott Serra Civ Eng San Turce. PR 
Karen M. Sexton Biochem Berkeley Hts., N| 
Philip K. Seymour Ent Uxbridge, MA 
Kelly Shaffer Comm Dis Chelmsford, MA 

Michael S. Shairs Psych Rowley, MA 

Joel F. Shamon Acctns Bedford, MA 

Barbara E. Shamroth GB Fin West Hartford, CT 

Susan Lynne Shanbaum Educ Southbridge, MA 

Jamison Shane Econ Hanson, MA 

Jonathan A. Shanfield Econ/Phil Natick, MA 

Michael Shapiro Acctng Lynbrook NY 

Michelle Shapiro Gb.Fin Weston, MA 

David Sharin Food Mktg Econ N Woodmere, NY 

Meg E. Shatos Acctng/HR Royalston, MA 
Michael Shaughnessy COINS Worcester, MA 
Shannon Shaughnessy L5R Easthampton, MA 
William Shaw Mech Eng East Longmeadow, MA 
Karen C. Shea An Sci W Medford. MA 
Nan Shea Educ Springfield, MA 
Scott F. Shea Pre-Med Milford, MA 
Lisa A. Sheafer HRTA Methuen, MA 
Kenneth F. Shecham JR Econ Billerica, MA 

Catherine A. Sheedy Poll 5d Weymouth, MA 

Laurence M. Sheedy Leg Stu Dedham, MA 

Elizabeth Ann Sheehan Math/COINS New Bedford, MA 

Lambert C. Sheng Mktg Livingston, N| 

Gary W. Shepherd A/R Econ Townsend, MA 

Scott I. Shepherd Theater New Bedford, MA 

Steven D. Sheridan Qv Engin Saugus, MA 

Kimberiy Sherman BDIC Kendall Pk, N) 

Colleen Sherry English Bridgewater, MA 

Helen M. Sherry Econ Dedham, MA 
Holly J. Sherwood Comm Dis Beverly, MA 
James Barry Shields Econ West Roxbury, MA 
David Shimkus Psych Worcester, MA 
Barbara M. Shlosser IS/Hist Wilbraham, MA 
Gary Blake Shotz Music Sharon, MA 
Soraya A. Shuykri GB Fin Framingham. MA 
Michail Shuman Poli Sci Brookline, MA 
David A. Shumsky Elec Eng Belmont, MA 

Marjory G. Siagel Educ Newton Centre, MA 
Robert N. Siegel Poli Sci Lexington, MA 
Scott Silva BDIC Amherst, MA 
Karen Silverberg Comm Stu Williamsville. NY 
Carin Mae Silverman Hum Serv Lexington, MA 
Jon 1. Silverman Psych Lynnfield, MA 
Diane Silvia Elec Eng North Reading, MA 
Ephlyn Simms Boston, MA 
Patty Smyth, Music 


NAME: Dennis McDonough 
MAJOR: Anthropology 
HOMETOWN: North Quincy, MA 

ACTIVITIES: Undergraduate Student Senate, Brown 
House Council President and Treasurer 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

UMass has a very good anthropology department. 
The students in the department are not cut-throat 
competitors among themselves. Instead there is a feel- 
ing of comradeship. The anthropology department is 
one of the top five in the country partly because of 
the helpful and enthusiastic professors. I wouldn't 
hesitate to recommend UMass to other students and I 
would attend UMass again. 

As an anthropology student I think core require- 
ments are a good idea. Sometimes they were a pain to 
take but many employers look for well rounded stu- 

From what you observe do you feel "Zoo Mass" is 
a fitting label for the University? 

"Zoo Mass" is there if you look for it but mainly the 
reputation is a thing of the past. Many students here 
are offended by it because being a UMass student 
requires a lot of hard work. 


Michael D. Simollari Comm Slu E Walpole, MA 

Jennifer Simon bDC Fairfield, CT 

Timolhy S. Simon Eler Eng Longmeadow. M/ 

Barbara Simpson Nursing Amherst, MA 

Aaron L Sinder Soc Sunderland, MA 

Dino Singas lEOR Worcester, MA 

David P. Singer CS Eng Beverly, MA 

Wendy Ellen Singer Comm Dis Pembroke, MA 

Josephine Sinner Poli Sci Cassellon, ND 

Paul E. Sirois Civ Eng Lynnfield, MA 

Rebecca Rachel Skies Comm Dis Worcesler, MA 

Fredrick E. Slavin Econ Hull. MA 

Lawrence M. Slavitler WFBIO Needham, MA 

Cathy A. Sledz )S/Art Hisi Bethlehem. PA 
Jeffrey T. Slovin Acctng/Econ Amherst, MA 
Andrew Small Comm Slu Arlinglon, MA 
Steve Smalley Zool Carlinglon, MA 
Lucy Smiley COINS Wayland, MA 

Annette V. Smith Hum Nul Mattapah, MA 
Braden E. Smith Ch E Norwood. MA 
Brenda L. Smith Math Winehendon. MA 
Bruce M. Smith Mech Eng E Weymouth, MA 
Daniela Smith Mgt Northfield. IL 
Dariene Smith Fash Mklg Holyoke, MA 
David D. Smith COINS Amherst, MA 
Douglas J. Smith An Sci Succasunna, N| 
Leslie R. Smith Comm Stu Newton. MA 

Lynne Alison Smith CB Fin Stratford. CT 
Neff A. Smith UWW Piltsfield, MA 
Neil S. Smith CS Eng Randolph. MA 
Patrick E. Smith Civ Eng So. Deerfield. MA 
Paul Andrew Smith III HRTA Marlboro, MA 
Paula E. Smith Econ Falmouth, MA 
Robert A. Smith ind Eng Foxboro, mA 
Timothy Smith GB Fin Syracuse, NY 
Tracey K. Smith Fash Mktg Pass Christian, MS 

Vallerie L Smith Poli Sci Wilton, CT 

Lori I. Snapper Fash Mklg Canton, MA 

Tracey Alyne Snow Leg Stu Seekonk, MA 

Heidi I. Snyder Poli Sci/lntI Comm Rochester, NY 

James Sockol Sports Mgt Needham, MA 

Adolfo J. Socorro Ramos COINS Rio Piedras Pto Rico 

David N. Soderstrom Chem Lexington, MA 

Julie A. Soderstrom Psych Lexington, MA 

Sunchul Solm Elec Eng Amherst, MA 

Robin Beth Solod Mktg Harvard, MA 

Michael Andre Sophinos STPEC Longmeadow, MA 

Adam Eric Sorota Comm Stu Newton Centre, MA 

Joan Soucy Geron Newton, MA 

Mark Soukup Econ Lexington MA 

Noelle D. Southwick Econ Natick, MA 

Ellen Sowe Ex Sci Westboro, MA 

Kevin J. Spagnuolo Econ N. Grafton, MA 

David J. Span GB Fin West Orange, N| 

Amy B. Sparks Fash Mktg Swampscott, MA 
Gtovanna Spatard Comm Stu Randolph, MA 
Robert Spayne English Southboro, MA 
Lisa J. Spelman Econ Lexington, MA 
James H. Spencer Ind Eng Acton, MA 
John Spencer Mech Eng Taunton, MA 
Elyse Spiegel HRTA Sharon, MA 
Johh N. Spinney Jr. Acctng Marlboro, MA 
Caryn Spitz Mktg/Art Morganville, N| 

Stacy J. Spiwak Comm Stu Adams, MA 
Micheal M. Spofford Elec Eng Bedford, MA 
Sharon L Spooner Mktg Hanover, MA 
Suzanne Stainman Fash Mktg Swampscoil, MA 
Alexandra L Stanley Fash Mktg Southborough. MA 
Catherine E. Stanley An Sci Westboro, MA 
toseph E. Stansil Psych Brookline, MA 
Donald Starsiak Leg Stu East Longmeadow, MA 
Carolyn Stash HRTA Clinton, CT 


Photo by Judith Fiola 

NAME: Liz Krupczak 
MAJOR: Enrivonmental Design 
HOMETOWN: Chicopee, MA 
ACTIVITIES: East Side Concert, ASIA Student Chap- 
ter Member 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

My department is one of the best on campus as far 
as getting a decent job when I leave. The department 
helps everyone in job placement and giving refer- 
ences. Core requirements are a good idea but not for 
me. Linguistics and philosophy for example were to- 
tally useless for me. 

From what you observe do you feel "Zoo Mass" is 
a fitting label for the University? 

1 don't like "Zoo Mass". It is totally irrelevant when 
referring to this University. The attitude of some stu- 
dents has changed because they don't want to be 
referred to as "Zoo Mass" students. 



Kim Slavrolakes Psych Port leffprson, NY 

Peter Sleen History Weslboro, MA 

John F. Steeves Ceol/Econ Burlinglon. MA 

Lisa M. Stephens COINS/Math Littleton, MA 

Arthur H. Stephenson III HRTA/Sport Mgt Sloneham, MA 

Vicki Stephenson Educ Gardner, MA 

Shawn C. Steponate English Chicago, IL 

Stacy C. Steponate Comm Slu Chicago, IL 

Jennifer E. Stem HRTA Wellesley, MA 

Laura Stemheim LS and R Amherst, MA 
Eric I. Stetson BDIC Bellmore. NY 
Michele M. Stevens Spanish Pittsfieid, MA 
Lauren Diane Stevenson Educ £ Harwick, MA 
Ruth B. Stewert-Loving Springfield, MA 
Susan D. Stiefel Psych Lowell, MA 
Robert C. |. Stirt Mech Eng Highland Park, N) 
Stefanie Stolzenberg HRTA Westbury, NY 
Andrew Harrison Stone Mktg Needham, MA 

Amy Storch Educ Newtown. CT 
Lorelei A. Strobbe Theater Springfield. MA 
Lindsay E. Stromgren Ceog Amherst, MA 
Margaret Stress Math Loudonville, NY 
Lori Ann Stuart GB Fin Arlington. MA 
Judy Siudley Comm Dis Plymouth, MA 
Erika Stuhr Pre/Phys Ther Lexington, MA 
Ten M. Sueiro Home Ec Old Belhpage, NY 
Patricia Suess HRTA Trenton, MJ 

Lisa Marie Suleski Spanish Northampton, MA 
John F. Sullivan Leg Stu Fall River, MA 
Kathleen M. Sullivan Chem Acton, MA 
Patricia V. Sullivan Econ Framingham, MA 
Tara Marie Sullivan English Dover, MA 
Timothy M. Sullivan Econ Brighton, MA 
Lynn A. Summers HRTA Canton, MA 
Kristen Sundra Mktg Bedford, MA 
Diane Marie Susi Comm Dis Westwood. MA 

Andrea Swain Pub Health/Comm Health Mattapan, MA 

Ann Marie Swanson Poli Sci Saugus. MA 

Kari S. Swanson A/R Econ Hingham. MA 

Lori-Ann Swanson Southampton, MA 

Paul C. M. Swanson Classics Winthrop. MA 

Debbie L. Swartz Educ Stoughton. MA 

Roberta M. Swasey Music Mansfield, MA 

Kevin Sweeney Poli Sci Westfield, MA 

Connie Sweet Educ Quincy, MA 

Elise M. Sweet )S/Wo Stu Concord, MA 
Kari B. Sweetland CSE No Reading. MA 
Marie Swiatlowski Chem Eng Ludlow, MA 
C.P.P. Swinley HRTA Gloucestershire, Eng 
Catherine S. Swiss English Shrewsbury, MA 
Carol Syatt An Sci Needham, MA 
Gary W. Symolon HRTA Kensington, CT 
Elizabeth Anne Talbott PE Stanford, CT 
Elisabeth A. Talis Coun/Min Per Amherst, MA 

Thomas Talucci HRTA Villanova. PA 

Robert Kwan Tarn Fash Mktg Boston, MA 

Lisa Jean Tammaro Acctng Amherst, MA 

Alice J. Tan Acctng Queens Village, Ny 

Caria A. Tarantino Home Ec Revere, MA 

Kristin Tardiff Educ Rehoboth, MA 

Julie A. Tareco CB Fin Stoughton, MA 

Suzanne A. Talarian Fash Mktg Englewood Cliffs, N) 

Michael C. Teduits GB Fin Acton, MA 

Michael R. Tepper Econ New Rochelle, NY 
Michael T. Teraull )S/Eng Sunderland, MA 
Thomas Tero Env Sci Holliston, MA 
Brian J. Testarmata Poli Sci W, Boylston, MA 
Sangrta Thaveri Home Ec Framingham, MA 
Michael D. Theodoss Elec Eng Hudson, MA 
Matthew T. Therrien Eng Dedham, MA 
Steven A. Thibodeau Sport Mgt Worcester, MA 
Mary T. Thissell Acctng Needham, MA 


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NAME: Cathy Stanley 
MAJOR: Animal Science 
HOMETOWN: Westboro, MA 
ACTIVITIES: Tilson Horse Farm 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

i think the animal science department is reputable 
because it gives students both scientific and hands on 
training. I feel I'm prepared to graduate and work in 
my field. The department runs a job placement up- 
date every week on the bulletin boards and keeps a 
list of job opportunities. 

I think the core requirements are a good idea but 
students can get around them easily by taking nonde- 
script classes. 

From what you observe do you feel "Zoo Mass" is 
a fitting label for the University? 

I don't think the "Zoo Mass" reputation holds It 
depends on where you are because all the dorms and 
people are different and some party more than others 
I'm not offended by the "Zoo Mass" reputation be- 
cause that may be only one person's opinion. 


Anne Thomas HRTA WesI SpringtiplH, MA 
Rebecca Mae Thomas Chem Norlhdmplon, MA 
Rulh A. Thomas Mgl Greenfield, MA 
Stephanie R. Thomas Econ Scolch Plains, N) 
Susan Marie Thomas Econ Norweil. MA 
lames R. Thompson Biothpm Philadelphia, PA 
Kelly Thomson Edur Manasquan. N| 
Eric W. Thys Ex Sci Centervillp, MA 
Andrew D. Tiffany Som Lexinglon, MA 

Regina T. Till HRTA N Craflon, MA 
Laura A. Tilsley Comm Stu Amherst, MA 
Jeffrey Timm Micro Springfield, MA 
Stephanie A. Timmons CB Fin Needham, MA 
Marion Y. Tlnsley IS/Poli Sci Boslon. MA 
Daniel Tisman English East Brunswick, N) 
Mindy Dawn Toabe Fash Mktg New Bedford. MA 
Kelly Ann Tobin Psych Somerset, MA 
Bruce Todd STPEC Upper Monlclair, N| 

John Russell Todd Env Des Worcester, MA 
John Tale Tomis Env Des Florence, MA 
Mural Tomruk Cs Eng Bebek Istanbul Turkey 
Joel Rhys Tomyl COINS Maynard, MA 
Peter |. Tonelli Econ North Craflon, MA 
foanne Tooher Theater Hanover. MA 
Lauren Ray Toolin GB FIN Northampton. MA 
Lesley J. Toon Int Des Boston, MA 
Jill Toria Econ Lowell, MA 

Michael ]. Toria CS Eng Amherst, MA 

Stephen Torpey Mech Eng North Attleboro, MA 

Robert J. Tosti Elec Eng Framingham, MA 

Farideh Touysserkani Hum Nut Maynard, MA 

Eric Townsend Env Des Amherst, MA 

Wilson Bland Townsend II Poli Sci Shrewsbury, MA 

iennifer Travis-Mcllroy Comm Slu Minnespolis, MN 

David E. Trebbe Elec Eng Wilbraham, MA 

Loma Trehub Econ Amherst, MA 

Frederick E. Troy Poli Sci Natick, MA 

Jonathan R. Troy Comm Stu Putnam Valley. NY 

Mark P. Trudeau WD Tech/Forestry Waltham, MA 

Lori E. Truesdale Civ Eng Arlington. MA 

Peter C. Tsoi Elec Eng Greenwich, CT 

Scott D. Tuchinsky Biochem Framingham, MA 

Deborah Tuli Comm Stu Norwood, MA 

Kari Turcogeorge English Lowell, MA 

Karin Turmail Fash Mktg Framingham. MA 

Lisa Marie Twamley Hom Ec Framingham, MA 

Laura E. Tyler Poli Sci Burlington, MA 

Marianne Tynan HRTA Trumbull. CT 

Javier F. Ubarri Bus Ad Rio Piedras, PR 

James Th Ubertalli Zool Holyoke 

Leslie A. Upbin Home Ec/Fash Mktg New York, NY 

Jeannette Uriarte Env Pub Health Santurce, Puerto Rico 

Allison Frances Uzzo Fash Mktg Brockton, MA 

Adalberto Valdez Poli Sci Roxbury, MA 

Nicholas Valhoulis Econ Groveland. MA 
Kelly A. Valton Educ Fall River, MA 
Inge Vanderhoeven HRTA Arlington, MA 
Arnold E. Vandoren Mech Eng Sherborn, MA 
Dorothy L Vansickle English Amherst, MA 
Kathleen Ann Vanzeeland Fash Mktg Beverly, MA 
Susan C. Varrichione Food Sci Maynard, MA 
Elizabeth A. Vassallo Fash Mktg Worcester, MA 
Christopher Vasseur Ill/Educ Tewksbury, MA 

Elizabeth Jane Basfine Poli Sci Macungie. PA 

Christine \az Mgt Atteboro. MA 

Beth Vendice CB Fin Newion, MA 

Justin L. Venture GB Fin So Dartmouth. MA 

Jennifer F. Verrill Soc Concord, MA 

Pedro S. Vieira An Sci Y2 2D Lisboa Portugl 

Stacy Bfgdor Fash Mktg Revere, MA 

Stuart A. Vinnes Poli Sci Shrewsbury 

Elizabeth M. Virtue Hum Nut W. Newbury, MA 


NAME: Leanne Fitzgerald 

MAJOR: Industrial Engineering and History 



ACTIVITIES: Intramural Softball, basketball, and foot- 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

I have high opinions about the history department 
but not the IE department. The history department 
cares about the welfare of the students. I think the IE 
professors are more interested in their research than 
their students. I haven't tried to get a job in the field of 
engineering because I am going to law school. I chose 
IE as a major to obtain a technical background. 

I prefer the core requirements over general educa- 
tion because the general education program doesn't 
give the student enough freedom. I enjoyed takine 
core classes. ° 

From what you observe do you feel "Zoo Mass" is 
a fitting label for the University? 

"Zoo Mass" is not as true as it used to be years ago 
There have been a lot of changes since then The 
iricrease in the drinking age and the changes in the 
alcohol policy helped a lot in minimizing the party 
atmosphere. I'm offended when people tell me I go to 
Zoo Mass". I chose UMass over Harvard for my un- 
dergraduate education. 


Karen S. Visnaw An Sci Springfield. MA 
Nadine L Vill Mgt Charlolle, NC 
Eric L. Voelker Eton Pillslield, MA 
Grace G. Vorce HRTA Boxborough, MA 
Lisa M. Vuillemenot Zool Melrose. MA 
Arison Wade Poll Sci North Plamtield. N| 
Lisa M. Wagman Psych Easi Bridgewater, MA 
Amy E. Wagner English Belmont. MA 
Keng Wai COINS Boslon, MA 

Thomas A. Waisnor Econ Wakefield, MA 
Amy L. Walker Comm Slu Swampscotl, MA 
Russell Wallach Sport Mgl Forest Hills, NY 
Barbara Walsh Ex Sci Agawam, MA 
Mary C. Walsh English Agawam, MA 
Kenneth S. Walton Mgt N Easlon. MA 
David A. Ward Home Ec Boslon, MA 
Nancy Warhaftig Ex Sci Wayne, N| 
Valerie E. Warren Comm Stu Chelmsford, MA 

Michael A. Warters Int Des Sunderland, MA 
Miles Cooper Washbum Econ S. Hadley, MA 
lacquelyn Washington HRTA Philadelphia, PA 
Kathy Waskiewicz ECE Amherst. MA 
Mark R. Wasolyn Sport Mgt Easthamplon. MA 
Andrea M. Wasser Ex Sci PiUsfield, MA 
lames F. Webber Econ Franklin. MA 
Sherrie I. Wedge Studio Art Sunderland, MA 
Tracey Lynn Wehmeyer Educ Bronx. NY 

John R. Weinshel Educ N, Dartmouth. MA 
Dani H. Weinstein CB Fin Merrick. NY 
Michael A. Weinstein COINS W Palm Beach. FL 
Edward N. Weisman Econ Framingham, MA 
Michele B. Weiss Mktg Englishtown. N| 
Virginia L. Weiss Psych Hingham. MA 
April Jean Wells Zool Amherst, MA 
Unda D. Wendry Elec Eng Holyoke, MA 
Marie B. Werschler HRTA Wenham, AM 

Susan Lynne Werschler Mgt Wenham, MA 
Ann C. Werlh Educ Bethesda, MD 
Catherine E. Wescott Ex Sci Amherst. MA 
Teresa A. Wessman Comm Stu No Attleboro. MA 
Judith A. Wesson AREC Monson, MA 
Anne Louise West Fash Mktg Norwood, MA 
Andrew J. Wharton Econ North Andover. MA 
Kathryn D. While Ex Sci Belchertown, MA 
Thomas E. White Jr. Math Hyannis, MA 

Michelle Whrtehous Educ Westfield, MA 
Jill Whitney GB Fin/Psych Bellmore, Ny 
Deborah A. Widdison Mgt Sterling, MA 
Stacy Wiederiight Comm Stu Stamford, CI 
J. Marc Wieta Chem Pembroke, MA 
Samuel H. Wilkins HRTA Gloucester, MA 
Kefley B. Willhile Psych Athol, MA 
Deborah J. Williams English Winchester, MA 
Ricky Neal Williams Chem Eng Lanesboro. MA 

Stacie Williams Psych/Soc Lynnfield, MA 
James Roy Williamson Psych N Andover, MA 
Robert John Williamson Civ Eng Aaon, MA 
Christine C. Willis English Reading, MA 
Lauren M. Wilton English Saugus, MA 
Waller Winchenbach Ml CB Fin Ashland. MA 
Mark Wisnewski English Belchertown, MA 
John P. Wisniewski Micro Truro, MA 
Jill Wiswall Attleboro, MA 

Marcella Wojtkowski Science/Zool Pittsfield, MA 
Cozy Wolan Comm Stu Forest Hills, NY 
Marianne Wotfenden Poll Sci North Andover, MA 
Peter G. Wollmeringer CB Fin Framingham, MA 
Kevin Womack Chem Eng Ipwsich, MA 
Andrea J. Wong Int Des Wayland. MA 
Dexter Wong Elec Eng Lexington, MA 
Hilda Wong CB Fin Burlington, MA 
Onyu Amy Wong COINS Robinson Road, HK 


Photo by Judith Fiola 

NAME: Aldis Ansons 
HOMETOWN: Closter, NJ 

ACTIVITIES: Manager of Sylvan snack bar, Brown 
Olympics, RA selection committee, new student assis- 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

I'm really happy with my department considering I 
didn't know much about it's prestige. I feel good with 
what UMass and the HRTA department had to offer 
me. The professors were great and the extra-curricular 
activities the University has to offer have increased 
and developed greatly since my freshman year. I tried 
to take advantage of courses offered that weren't 
required. I took initiative in furthering my education. I 
hope the core requirements don't limit people from 
doing this or force students to take classes they're not 
interested in. 

From what you observe do you feel "Zoo Mass" is 
a fitting label for the University? 

I came to UMass from New Jersey and I had not 
heard of the University referred to as a zoo. i did not 
hear of the zoo reputation until my first semester here. 
It was difficult to learn about UMass from my high 
school counselor. Students from Massachusetts told 
me of the party atmosphere but I don't think UMass is 
a zoo anymore. 



Afro-American Studies 

Afro-Am Stu 

Agricultural & Resources Economics 

A&R Econ 

Animal Science 

An Sci 





Art History 

Art Hist 



Bachelor's Degree with Individual Cone. 






Chemical Engineering 

Chem Eng 





Civil Engineering 

Civ Eng 



Communication Disorders 

Comm Dis 

Communication Studies 

Comm Stu 

Comparative Literature 

Comp Lit 

Computer & information Science 


Computer Systems Engineering 








Electrical Engineering 

Elec Eng 





Environmental Design 

Env Des 


William W. Wong Eron Brookline, MA 
Elizabeth Wood-Fumelll Poli Sn Westlipld, MA 
Colin M. Woodbury Psych Marshfield. MA 
Alan H. WoodruH HRTA Wayland. MA 
Herbert Woodward |r. Mktg N Easton, MA 
Stephen E. Wooster Malh Tyngsboro, MA 
Peter Works Civ Eng Millis, MA 
Kathleen Q. Wortelboer Ceog Amherst, MA 
|an Leslie Worthinglon CB/Fin Trumbull, CT 

Diana B. Wright Mgt SouthwJck, MA 
Robert S, Wright Ceol Braintree. MA 
Michael Wysocki Soc No Weymouth, MA 
Evan A. Yampolsky GB Fin Needham, MA 
Carole M. Yanchewski Art History Marlboro, MA 
Derek Sean Yartoough Food Mktg Fall River, MA 
Jenny Yassen Fam/Comm Serv Sloughlon, MA 
Patricia Ann Young UWW Belhesda, MD 
Lisa Ristin Fam/Comm Serv 

Karen Elise Voungstein Mgt Wayne, NY 
Tat Y. Yuen Elec Eng Brooklyn, NY 
Susan Yunker Math Livingston, N| 
Christopher Zabik Psych South Hadley, MA 
Justin A. Zachor Mech Eng Lexington, MA 
Shahrzad Zarghamee Chem Lexington, MA 
Paul A. Zatetsky Psych Seekonk, MA 
Todd Michael Zell Sport Mgt Marion, MA 
Mark D. Zenevitch Sport Mgt Methuen, MA 

Matthew M. Zenni Econ/Poli Sci Fall River, MA 
Beth Ziegler Econ Sheffield, MA 
Andrew R. Ziner Econ Middleton, MA 
Joanna R. B. Zink Psych Marshfield, MA 
Marie Zukemian Mktg Baldwin, NY 

The Index staff wishes to remember Michael Ed- 
ward Jayes, a Russian Studies major from Andover, 
MA. who died in January, 1987. He would have gradu- 
ated in May, had he lived. 

Environmental Science 

Env Sci 



Exercise Science 

Ex Sci 



Fashion Marketing 

Fash Mktg 

Natural Resource Studies 


Food Engineering 

Food Eng 

Near Eastern Studies 


Food Science 

Food Sci 









Physical Education 

Phys Ed 

General Business & Finance 






Plant Pathology 

Plant Path 



Plant & Soil Sciences 

PI S Sci 



Political Science 

Poli Sci 





Home Economics 

Home Ec 



Hotel, Restaurant & Travel Administration 




Human Development 

Hum Dev 



Human Nutrition 

Hum Nut 

Public Health 

Pub Health 

Industrial Engineering 

Ind Eng 









Social Thought & Political Economy 


Journalistic Studies 




Judaic Studies 

Jud Stu 

Soviet & East European Studies 


Legal Studies 

Leg Stu 



Leisure Studies & Resources 


Sports Management 

Sports Mgt 







Wildlife & Fisheries Biology 

W/F Bio 



Wood Science & Technology 

Wood Tech 



Women's Studies 

Wo Stu 

Mechanical Engineering 

Mech Eng 




Seniors reflect on years at GMass 

5T'S A^ 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

NAME: Jeffrey Mannheim 

MAJOR: Industrial Engineering 

HOMETOWN: East Longmeadow, MA 


ACTIVITIES: Brown Olympics, Intramural basketball 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

I like my department but sometimes red tape can 
get in the way. There are so many people here it's hard 
to get things done quickly. The IE department teaches 
students how to think and work out problems. The 
real world will train people to learn their method of 
working. This is a hard year for engineers to graduate 
and it's difficult to get interviews. 

Core requirements are a great idea. It's a necessary 
part of a well-rounded education. I wish I had more 
time to take courses outside of my major require- 
ments. As a freshman I would have said I don't like 
them but looking back on my education I think core 
requirements are important. 

From what you observe do you feel "Zoo Mass" 
a fitting label for the University? 


The "Zoo Mass" reputation bothers me because 
that's not the way it is. It's the way it was. The zoo 
image is on its way out. The University is what you 
make out of it and that is what's important. 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

NAME: Lisa Corcoran 

MAJOR: Anthropology 



ACTIVITIES: Manager of Sylvan Darkroom, Index, Ski 

Club, Anthropology Undergraduate Caucus, V.P. 

Brown Dorm, Intramural Softball 

What opinions do you have concerning your de- 
partment and UMass in general? 

UMass is a great university. Being a student here 
includes learning how to accept responsibility and 
make decisions. I love the anthropology department 
and the professors are great. I didn't direct my studies 
to get a job in the field of anthropology. I chose my 
major to get my degree in liberal arts and to be well- 
rounded. I didn't have a problem getting a job after 

I like the core system better than the new general 
education system. We had a lot of flexibility and could 
use the core system in our best interest. 

From what you observe do you feel "Zoo Mass' 
a fitting label for the University? 


I think since I've been here the "Zoo Mass" reputa- 
tion is fading. The only people who call it a zoo don't 
attend UMass. The "Zoo Mass" reputation is only 
prevalent within the state, outside of Massachusetts 
UMass is a well-respected University. 

300/Senior Interviews 

Chancellor's reception for seniors held at Totman 

On Saturday, May 23, 1987, under cloudy skies, the Chancellor's 
Reception for Seniors, otherwise known as "Senior Day," was held. 
Normally held at Metawaumpe Lawn, the location was moved to 
Totman Field due to the renovations on the Campus Center. 

A typical barbecue menu of hot dogs, hamburgers, salad and desert 
was prepared by University Food Services. All seniors who attended 
also received a free t-shirt. 

In keeping with tradition, senior day provided students with a day to 
relax after finals and to meet with friends before graduation. 

—Judith Fiola 

Senior Day is a chance for friends to meet before graduation. 

These students head for Totman field from Sylvan area. 

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sny students came to Senior Day with a group of friends. 

Photos by Kimberly Black 

Chancellor's Reception/301 

Historic Class of '47 rekindles memories 
40 years after college becomes university 

The charter members of the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts relived their 
memories at their 40th annual reunion 
of the Class of '47 on campus, among 
unfamiliar sights and sites, during 
Alumni Weekend, June 5-6-7. 

The 100 or so who came to recap- 
ture their days of wine and roses 
moved more slowly and talked more 
rapidly as they tried to catch up on 
their post-Commencement march 
into history. 

The 214 frosh who enrolled as the 
Class of '47 in September of 1943 at 
the Massachusetts State College 
would become 214 alumni of UMass 
by act of the Legislature, May 6, 1947, 
when Gov. Robert F. Bradford signed 
S-533 into law. 

Among this enlarged class were the 
first journalists to be graduated. And 
then-President Hugh P. Baker chose 
this time to retire, after 14 years at the 
helm. In his farewell message to the 
Class, he wrote that "We take leave 
of this campus, you and I, with 
memories of work and pleasure indis- 
tinguishable one from the other ..." 

The Class of '47 was the first to 
increase in size, from 127 men and 87 
women in the fall of 1943, to 153 men 
and 121 women at Commencement. 
Returning veterans of other classes of 
the early Forties joined to complete 
their educations under the G.I. Bill. 
The Class of '47 thus became a hybrid 
of older students with disparate inter- 
ests resulting from world-wide travel 
and wartime experiences. Many of 
the Class of '47 were in the class only 
a semester or two to graduation. The 
all-campus enrollment had now 
reached 1,533. 

The Class of '47 brought "Materni- 
ty Row" into the undergraduate lexi- 
con. Officially labelled Federal Circle, 
it was a cluster of Army surplus offi- 
cer's quarters used to house married 
veteran-students. It was recognizable 
by the diapers dancing between coal 
bins, and where the weekly Collegian 
was delivered by its (married) editor- 
in-chief, door-to-door, every Friday. 

It was also the first time that auto- 

Photos by Clayton Jones 

Barbara Young and Betty Riley are happy to be back and are pleased with the current state of 

matic washers appeared on campus 
— in the basement of South College, 
with cigar boxes as cash registers. 
Those were the days when the honor 
system worked, and clothes dryers 
were yet to come. 

They were also days of fast and 
fleeting friendships — now renewed, 
after 40 years — for most of the Class 
of '47 were emigres from pre-WWII 
consortiums. They were the Depres- 
sion kids, the Prohibition babies and 
the last of the issue of the Flappers 
and Lost Generation of the Twenties. 

"We didn't know it, during that last 
year of our Great Contentment, but 
1946-47 was to mark the end of an 
era of Military Balls, Sock Hops, Round 
Robins, hay rides, and moonlight 
strolls along Lover's Lane, long since 
stripped of its umbrella of flora and 
fauna and paved for access to NOPE. 
Gone, too, are the apple orchards and 

corn fields where succulent ears were 
developed so tender and sweet that 
they could (and were) eaten on the 
spot by those dieting (for financial 
reasons)," remembered one of the 

So, 100 of the Pioneers came back 
to catch the wave of memories and to 
leave with a commemorative title en- 
graved with the front page of the Col- 
legian of May 8, 1947, whose banner 
headline announced that "College 
Becomes University As Bradford Signs 
S-533" in maroon ink (a red-letter 

The memory session ended with 
the singing of the 1947 version of the 
Alma Mater, "Sons of Massachusetts" 
(more recently edited to conform to 
rules about sexist writing/singing. 

— Dario Politella 

Editor's note: Dario Politella is a member of 
the Class of '47 and currently teaches 
journalism at UMass. 

302/40th Reunion 



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CLASS OF 1947 • 40th REUNION 
JUNE 5, 6 and 7. 1987 


Each member of the class of '47 who 
attended the reunion received a plac- 
que of the front page of the Collegian 
which announced the change of the 
school's name. 

)ris Chaves Newman, editor of the 1947 /ndex attended Most who attended the reunion had fun catching up with old friends and acquaintances. 
; reunion. 

rolyn and Walter Trespasz enjoy the banquet during alumni weekend. 

Photos by Clayton lones 

40th Reunion/303 

From the Editor 

Before the 118th edition of the Index 
comes to a close, I would like to take a 
moment to reflect on this past year. 

This year's staff consisted of ten re- 
turning members and eight new mem- 
bers. We had a good mix of experience 
and fresh ideas. Unlike previous years, 
this staff was not organized until the fall. 
However, this was not a factor in the 
meeting of the final deadline. 

Our theme, "Take a Closer Look," 
was decided by the staff and reflects our 
attempt to better represent the Universi- 
ty and its large and diverse population. 
Although yearbooks have traditionally 
been for seniors, our aim was to make 
this yearbook something everyone 
could enjoy, because UMass offered 
something for everyone. 

A number of decisions were made 
this year which affected and changed 
the Index. The first was the decision to 
change publishers. For the first time since 
1972 the Index has had a different pub- 
lisher. After fourteen consecutive years 
with the same publisher, we felt it was 
time for a change. 

The second, and unfortunate, deci- 
sion which was made, was to cut payroll 
as a way to decrease costs. For the first 
time, the staff has gone without even a 
stipend for their work. I'm very sorry it 
had to be this year but it was the only 
way to make ends meet. 

The completion of this yearbook 
marks the second consecutive year that 
it has been produced without any Stu- 
dent Activities Trust Fund money. As a 
result of this, any student who wished to 
have an Index has had to pay full price 
for it. We attempted to reduce the cost 
of it by requesting an optional negative 
check-off to appear of the fall tuition bill. 
It was originally approved by the Execu- 
tive Staff of the University in the spring 
of 1986. The optional fee, which was 
meant to be a convenient way for stu- 
dents to purchase the book, would have 
begun, starting this fall, for the 1988 In- 
dex. However, this plan was not accept- 

able to the Rents and Fees Committee, 
nor to the Undergraduate Student Sen- 
ate. Without this plan, the future of this 
publication is uncertain. Had the propos- 
al been approved, the cost of the book 
would have been reduced from twenty- 
one dollars to ten dollars. 

In 1985, a marketing department was 
established for the 1986 Index. This 
year's Marketing Manager, Heidi Lieb- 
lein, thought it would be a good idea to 
sponsor a spring event in order to pro- 
mote the Index. May 2, 1987, the Index 
sponsored a Twister Tournament and 
made the Guiness Book of World 
Records by breaking the record for the 
largest number of people playing Twist- 
er. The final count, 4,160, broke the pre- 
vious record of 4,034, set by S.U.N.Y. at 

Not only did Twister bring the UMass 
community together, but it also brought 
the staff together. 

It was the hard work of the following 
people that made this yearbook a reality. 
They are the people who deserve rec- 
ognition for their efforts and I would like 
to thank them. 

John MacMillan, as the Managing 
Editor, you were very supportive. You 
helped lighten the atmosphere when 
the pressure of work was on. You're an 
excellent writer and a good journalist. I 
envy your talents. Best of luck next year. 
I'll miss your sense of humor and those 
late nights at the office singing "Good 

Kim Black, you were not just the 
Copy Editor. You were my mentor, advi- 
sor and my example to follow, not to 
mention my friend. I learned a lot from 
you and I greatly appreciate all the help 
and support you gave me. Best of luck 
after graduation in what ever you do. 

Heidi Lieblein, you were a fantastic 
Marketing Manager. All your ideas were 
great. You were the force behind Twister 
and it was a success because you made 
it one. I know you will be successful in 
your career. 

Clayton Jones, you had much to add 
to the staff as Photo Editor. You helped 
us reduce the cost of photos without 
reducing the quality. Good luck on the 
staff next year. 

Peter T. Johnson, no task was too 
small or so "Thank-less" that it went un- 
noticed. I know of no better Assistant- 
Marketing-Manager-in-Chief. Your at- 
tention to details helped make Twister 
run as smoothly as it did. I wish you were 
returning next year, but you're not. 1 
hope you find what you want at Wash- 
ington College. 

Steve Narey, you took some of the 
pressure off me by taking over the busi- 
ness. Thank you. Good luck with your 
last semester at UMass. 

Gretchen Galat, I'm glad you joined 
the staff and kept with it. Your dedica- 
tion to this yearbook showed when you 
returned to finish your section. Good 
luck on the staff next year. 

InAh Choi, with a capital A, your or- 
ganizations section looks great. It is a 
tough section to coordinate, but you 
made it easy by arranging the photo as- 
signments. The staff looks forward to 
your return. 

Dionne Mellon, you are a very tal- 
ented artist. Your eye for detail added 
just the right touch to the organizations 
section. You will add so much more next 
year, I'm sure. 

Carla Fernando, I'm very glad I got to 
know you better. Your experience with 
the Fine Arts section shows. Best of luck 
in whatever you do after graduation. 
Lets have lunch again at the T.O.C. 

John Doherty, what can I say? I'm 
impressed by your dedication and per- 
fectionism. You added humor to the of- 
fice with your caricatures, imperson- 
ations, $25,000 pyramid, and your Little 
Richard routine. I'll miss you next year. 

Cathy Mahoney, you took on the 
news section by yourself, and did a great 
job. Your layouts and writing are of good 
quality. Best of luck in the future. 

Marketing Staff: 

Shaun Gallager, Peter T. Johnson, 
Clayton Jones, Heidi Lieblein, Brian 
McDowell, jon Troy. 


Kim Black, Ben Brogan, Kevin Casey, 
InAh Choi, John Doherty, Judith Fiola, 
Gretchen Galat, Margaret George, Ellen 
Goldberg, Alan Kaufman, John 
MacMillan, Cathy Mahoney, Traci 
Marrino, Dionne Mellon, Tineke Minks, 
Mary Murdzia. 


Michael April, Cindy Batchelor, Kim 
Black, Jonathan Blake, Michael Chan, 
InAh Choi, Christopher Crowley, Judith 
Fiola, Gretchen Galat, Renee Gallant, 
Tatiana Hamawi, Jennifer Harrington, 
Clayton Jones, Elizabeth Krupczak, John 
MacMillan, Cindy Orlowski, Margaret 
Sikowitz, Marianne Turley, Terry 
Wessman, and of course, Norman 
"The Great" Benrimo. 

304/From the Editor 

Kevin Casey, you are a dedicated 
sports fan. You always asked questions 
when you weren't sure. You wrote ex- 
cellent sports copy. I'll probably see you 
at Celtics game someday. 

Cindy Batchelor and Terry Wess- 
man, you two were a good match. Your 
ideas were very creative and the scrap- 
book-like layouts fit the theme very 
nicely. Good luck as college graduates. 

Carol McClintock, your idea to do 
the mini-features was great and it 
worked well. Thank you for your help 
especially with Twister. 

Robin Bernstein, I'm glad you joined 
the staff this year. Your willingness to 
help was greatly appreciated. Best of 
luck in the future. 

Cindy Orlowski, although you 
graduated last year, you were there 
when I needed you. You're a great 
friend. Thank you for helping us when 
you came here on vacation. 

Dario Politella, you're a hard man to 
contact! You have many ideas that 
helped the Index. Thank you for letting 
us know about the 40th anniversary 
celebration. It fit so well into our theme. 

George Petro, you helped us to ad- 
just to the new publishing company. 
Thank you for helping the section edi- 
tors design their layouts. 

Norman Benrimo, you were always 
there when I need you. You not only 

Photo by Kimberly Black 

Yearbook Associates Representative, Norman Benrimo, and Editor in chief, Judith Fiola, relax 
for a moment. 

provided us with quality photographs, 
but you also provided us with much 
moral support. You taught me a lot 
about photography. Thank you. 

The 1987 Index is almost completed. 
The following pages include coverage of 
leisurely activities, the annual spring con- 
certs, and of course, graduation, the day 
for which we all work so hard. The com- 
pletion of this yearbook, not only marks 
the completion of another year at 

UMass, but it also marks the completion 
of my responsibilities to the University. I 
am pleased to have the opportunity to 
work on this yearbook and to provide 
my fellow classmates and the University 
population with a quality publication. 
My congratulations go to every member 
of the Class of '87. I hope you've en- 
joyed this book. Best of luck to all in the 


Judith K. Fiola 

1987 Index Editor in Chief 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Copy Editor, Kim Black, worked on the Index 
four years. 

Special Thanks To: 

Howie Davis, Linda Faulkingham, Bill and 
Barbara Fiola, Zulma Garcia, Jane Kreis- 
man. Bill Menzes, Beth Nathanson, Noel 
Sporny, Betsy Siersma, Erik Snoek, Stu- 
dent Activities Office, Union Program 
Council, and Chita Rivera. 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Peter Johnson dons a Twister mat like a cape. 

From the Editor/305 

Yes, there is life beyond studying 

Photo by Judith Fiola Photo by Clayton )6nes 

Brown residents compete in "Name that Tune" contest as part of Brown Olympics. Brown Joan Jett came to play at Katina's Sunday April 5, 1987. Katiha's is a 
Olympics is a way to prove tliat students can have fun without alcohol. popular hangout for UMass students. 

Photo by Norman Benrimo 

Students take advantage of warm days to work on their tans and catch up on some badly needed sleep. 

306/Time Off 

UMass students know when it is 
time to put the books away and 
take some time off. On a warm and 
sunny day, many students can be 
found by the pond. Many students 
can also be found wandering 
around the shops at the Hampshire 
Mall or downtown Amherst on 
Saturday afternoons. 

Whether it be dancing at the 
Pub or sleeping in the sun, time off 
from homework is a necessary 
part of student living. 

— Judith Fiola 


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Residents of Northeast, 
spring day. 

Photo by ludith Fiola 

Milno Hosobuchi and Garrici< Starks, relax in the quad on a sunny 

Photo by Cynthia Orlowski 

Orchard Hill hosts Bowl Day each spring. It provides residents 
with an opportunity to gather in the bowl for an afternoon of 

These students found a way to amuse themselves before the 
bands began to play at Bowl Day. 

Time Off/ 307 

Jon Butcher, Patty Smyth and others add sizzle to spring 

The '87 Spring Concert season 
began Sunday, April 26, with the 
East Side Concert. This year's line 
up included the Stops, the Medita- 
tions, the Special EFX, and headlin- 
er, Patty Smyth. The UPC Concert 
was held the following week on Sun- 
day, May 3. Their line up consisted 
of Cabo Frio,Lonnie Mack, the 
S.O.S. Band and Jon Butcher. 

Southwest held their concert on 
Mother's Day, May 10. Their line-up 
consisted of Nexus, EF Poulkinhous, 
the Smithereens, and headliner 
Southside Johnny and the Jukes. 

For all concerts, the Dept. of Pub- 
lic Safety was concerned about at- 
tracting non-students. Therefore, 

The percussion player for the Special EFX plays many instruments simultaneously. 

Patty Smyth, the East Side Concert headliner, scans the crowd by 
Worcester D.C. Smyth's rock and roll concert is well received. 

publicity had to be kept to a mini- 

^Judith Fiola 

308/Spring Concerts 

Photos by Judith Fiola 
Lonnie Mack performs second in this year's UPC line-up. 

Jon Butcher headlines this years UPC concert. Unfortunately, his performance was cut short 
due to rain. 


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Joel Rabinowitz, co-president of SWAG, enjoys Southside John- 
ny's performance from backstage. 

Southside Johnny and the Jukes headline this years Southwest 

Photos by ludith Fiola 

A singer for the S.O.S. Band waves to the crowd at the UPC concert. 

Spring Concerts/ 309 

Spring concerts enjoyed by all who attend 

These residents of J.Q.A. enjoy the Southwest Concert. Officials say this year's concert has been the best organized of the past few years. 

Photos by ludith Fiola 

Spring Concerts provide students with things to do the last few weekends of spring semester. 

The lead guitarist of the Special EFX plays at the East 
Side Concert. 

310/Spring Concerts 

A lead singer of the S.O.S. Band gazes into the crowd of approximately 9,000 UMass 

Photos by Judith Fioia 

Students who want a front row position at the UPC concert 
arrive early to claim a spot. 

Spring Concerts/311 

117th Commencement held Sunday May 24, 1987 

The one hundred and seven- 
teenth commencement of the 
University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst began under overcast 
skies at 10 am, Sunday May 24 
in Warren McGuirk Alumni Sta- 

The speakers included stu- 
dent speaker William Gately, 
Governor Michael Dukakis and 
Governor Mario Cuomo. Cuomo, 
Governor of New York State, 

continued on page 318 

Although early classes are not popular with UMass students, graduates who attend commence i 
ment Sunday morning have high spirits. | 

Photos by Clayton )onei 
Many students have smiles on their face on at graduation. 


Photo by Clayton lones 

White tassles are worn by students graduating from tlie College of Arts and Sciences, the largest 
college at the university. 

Photo by ludith Fiola 

Mario Cuomo receives the honor of Doctor of Laws and is also 
the principal speaker. 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Recent UMass alumni spend most of the day posing for pictures with family and friends. 

Photo by Clayton lones 

The expression on this graduates face reflects the completion of 
at least 120 credit hours of course work. 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

Damon Riley finds his seat at graduation before his fellow graduates. 


The Stadium is appropriate location for graduation 

William Gately is this year's student speaker. 



The grandiose stage is an appropriate setting for the distinguished speakers of the 117th com 

Many students decorate their caps to in order to stand out in the crowd. 

Above: Janna Hamann has good reason to be happy. She has 
completed school in three years and is going to graduate school 
in the fall. 

Right: UMass is known for its diversity of students. 

Photos by Judith Fiol 


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UMass helps build lasting relationships. For some people, wedding plans are made for after graduation. 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Photo by Clayton Jones 


UMass graduates 4,748 candidates 

photo by Judith Fiola 

Governor Michael Dukakis speaks at commencement with greet- 
ings from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Photo by Judith Fio 

Juanita Matthews takes a moment to reflect on her years at UMass 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

Ray Noreau proudly displays his diploma case behind the commencement program. 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Most graduates bring cameras with them in order to get pictures of their friends. 

Photo by Judith Fiol, 

Some graduates make signs to thank the people they love. 


t'hoto by )udith Fiola 

These communications majors seem hap- 
py that their work is done. 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

»M majors have good reason to be happy. Their school has a placement service that encourages students to interview 
■ jobs before graduation. 


Class of 1987 becomes 40th class to graduate U.M.A. 

Above: The 117th commencement ended with the 
singing of the alma mater. New alumni sing it for the 
first time. 

Right: Graduation is a day to share happiness. 

continued from page 312 

also received an honorary de- 
gree of Doctor of Laws. 

Once degrees were conferred 
to the candidates by the deans of 
each school, 4,748 members of 
the Class of '87 became 4,748 
new alumni. 

— Judith Fiola 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

Photo by Clayton )ones 


Photo by Judith Fiola 

lends promise to keep in touch after graduation. You never forget your college buddies. 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

This graduate is caught reminiscing about her weekends at 

This row of graduates didn't hesitate to pose for a photo. 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

Photo by Clayton Jones 

Above: These graduates seem ready to enter the working world. 

Left: Mortar boards are decorated to draw the at- 
tention of friends and family in the stands. With 
some, it is a group effort. 


This edition is brought to you by: 

Judith K. Fiola 


Editor in Chief 

Heidi Lieblein 

Marketing Manager 

Peter T. Johnson 


Asst. Marketing Manager 

InAh Choi 

"Capital 'A' " 
Organizations Editor 

Carol McClintock 

Seniors Editor 

Kevin Casey 

Sports Editor 

Norman Benrimo, Yearbook 
Associates Representative 

Dario Politella, Advisor 

George Petro, Delmar Publisiiing 

John MacMillan 

Managing Editor 

Clayton Jones 


Photography Editor 

Caria Fernando 

Co-Fine Arts Editor 

Dionne Mellon 


Asst. Organizations Editor 

Robin Bernstein 


Asst. Seniors Editor 

Cynthia Batchelor 

Co-Lifestyles Editor 

Kimberly Black 

Copy Editor 

Steven Narey 


Business Manager 

John M. Doherty 


Co-Fine Arts Editor 

Gretchen Galat 

Academics Editor 

Catherine Mahoney 

News Editor 

Teressa Wessman 

Co-Lifestyles Editor 

Photo by Judith Fiola 

CarIa Fernando, Fine Arts Editor, does the twist. 

320/ Index Staff 

U^T'/. OF MASS. 

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Volume 118 of University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 
Index, was published by Delmar Printing Co. of Charlotte, N.C. 
using offset lithography. The 1,200 copies are printed on 80 lb 
West Vaco Sterling Gloss Enamel and 80 lb. Warren's L.O.E. 
Dull Enamel. Of the 320 pages, 31 are printed in process color. 

The main body of text is set in Optima. The opening section is 
set in Tiffany Medium while the closing section is set in Century 
Schoolbook. Headlines vary with each section. 

The cover is a two-color printed lithograph using Denim Blue 
and Black. The cover material is White Kivar and is liquid lami- 
nated. It is mounted on 160 pt. Davy's binder's board. The 
cover photo was taken by Clayton Jones. The endsheet and 
divider page photos were also taken by Clayton Jones. 

Senior Portraits were taken by Yearbook Associates of Turn- 
ers Falls, MA. 

The 1987 Index is copywrited and no material may be used 
without permission of the editor, Judith Fiola. 

Univ. of Mass 
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OCT 2 6 2005