Full text of "Stosag"
SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE
When we first came to Stockbridge School of Agri-
culture we became aware of certain challenges that
were ahead of us ...
Emotional mental and even physical i
rank amoung the Stockbridge alumni
There's something special about the Stockbridge
student: We know our goals; we use our potential; and
we fulfill our dreams, not only to improve ourselves
but to improve the industry of Agriculture as well.
Each year the Stockbridge events
get bigger and better because there
is a positive input from everyone.
This is what nnakes Stockbridge and
its students so unique. We have used
our resources to the fullest and have
developed New Horizons in Agricul-
It is the hope of the STOSAG staff that this yearbook will
help us to recall the memories of both the hard work and
the pleasures that we have all shared at The Stockbridge
School of Agriculture.
In the years to come as we accomplish our challenges and achieve our personal horizons we
will never forget the time we have spent at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.
Up to the present most of you
have lived in a small, protected
world. What exiting, but perhaps a
littje terrifying, new lives now
await this graduating Class of
1979? Will you expand your world
emotionally, mentally and yes,
geographically or will you remain
comfortable in your little cocoon?
I don't know. It's all up to you!
For some, the security of the
familiar is a necessity. For the
more courageous (and I hope ail
of you are), wondrous and un-
known adventures lie before you.
Will you be the one to further
expand the horizons of agricul-
ture? Will you seek your new life
far from home? Will you attempt
a job that challenges every bit of
your newly acquired expertise?
Will you continue to learn and im-
prove your skills? Will you
thoughtfully seek the new, with-
out sacrificing the solid precepts
of the proven old? Will you accept
the duties and responsibilities of"
maturity? Will you bravely speak
out against injustice? I hope so,
for my future lies in your future.
Make it a good one!
lona Mae Reynolds
Mr. Editor, my crystal ball has
been on the fritz lately, but seeing
this for the class of '79, I will ven-
ture an educated guess as to
some of the "new horizons ahead
in agriculture". As I read about
and discuss the future with you
students, our faculty, our agribu-
siness people and consumers, I
continue to marvel at the com-
plexities of agriculture. Please re-
member as you read this that ho-
rizons change quickly when the
viewer is moving ahead!
It is a little difficult for me to
predict the many changes that
surely will occur in the future for
you grads in the horticultural
fields. Much will depend on the
energy and economic situations
in this country. I do believe that
people will more and more need
the beauty, the tranquility and
utility that is provided by grass,
plants, shurbs, and trees.
In the food production fields of
agriculture, the 'new horizon'
seems a bit clearer, for I under-
stand it a little better! The bulk of
our food products will be pro-
duced by large, highly technical
farms, using as many of the man-
agement and marketing tools
(business techinques) as are pos-
sible and profitable, there will be
an increase in the number of part-
time and/or small producers who
will find the best and most effi-
cient system to service very se-
lect markets. Society, in general,
will become more and more cog-
nizant of agriculture and prehaps
one day reach a point where food
producers, food processors and
consumers will work together to
reach certain goals such as pro-
ducts for proper diets and ade-
quate supplies at fair prices.
I believe that each of you desir-
ing to find a challenging and satis-
fying in the agriculture field will
find these opportunities just this
side of or just over the "new hori-
zon" presents to you. I wish each
of you the best of luck, for the
future is in your hands.
Year Book Dedication
We the class of 1979 would like to dedicate our yearbook STOSAG to
->-• the faculty of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.
'7 Throughout the two years we have spent here at Stockbridge we have
- had the opportunity to relate with the faculty on a personal basis. Faculty
'_ • members share our different work experiences in our agriculture fields,
give pointers and suggestions to improve our future plans.
■ - The faculty has always helped and supported many activities. Faculty
members were most helpful in the planning of the first annual Profession-
.' '_^ al Development Day. They support the Student Senate, act as Club
Advisors, help students select classes and of course, always support our
' Annual Parties.
* Here at Stockbridge we have always noticed the different kind of
' education we receive. The difference that comes from the dedication and
'^ never ending support of our professors. For this we thank them and
• * dedicate our yearbook to them.
st The class of 1979
RECTED STOCkb Rl l>r; K HALL
M C M X I V
Away from you we go
to some place foreign to us,.
We leave to learn to seek and
to find what we will.
We leave the memories to live on,
till we find our place in the puzzle
of life, and we will.
M^^ K^ ^1^ ^i^ v:
I Good by to yesterday, you wake up and time has slipped away
Suddenly it's hard to find tine memories you left behind . . .
The laughter and the tears
The shadows of misty yester-years
The good times and the bad you have
seen and all the others in between . . .
Here comes the setting sun
Gather moments while you may, collect the dreams you dream today
Remember, will you remember the times of your life?
John Stone M.V.P.
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The wine and cheese party is
the first Stockbridge gettogether
of the year. At the wine and
cheese party, many old friends
from the class of '79 reunite and
discuss their summer work pro-
jects and last year's good times.
This is the first chance of the year
for the freshman class to get to-
gether out of classes and many
new friendships are kindled.
There was plenty of wine, cheese
and beer for everyone. The wine
and cheese party always offers a
good time and signals the begin-
ning of other good times to come
during the Stockbridge social
Radar "Roll Your Own"
Friday afternoon, a couple of
weeks into the fall semester,
Stockies had only one thing on
their minds: Having a good time.
Why? Because that Friday after-
noon was the Stockbridge annual
The Fall Picnic gathering at Far-
ley Lodge brought Stockies to-
gether once again. Plenty of beer
and food, along with volleyball,
frisbee, and even tug of war put
smiles on many faces, smiles that
will never be forgotten.
We all thank STOSO and all who
helped in making this get together
possible, for it was a picnic we all
Drink, Drink, Drink!
"Take My Picture, Take My PICTURE"
Don't Bogart That
Hundreds Herds To Hamburgers And Hotdogs
You Don't Say!
Favorite PastTime, Vicky?
"Gee Your Hair Smells Terriffic'
The Halloween party was he!
in the Campus Center Audito
hum. The majority of students
who attended wore various cos-
tumes depicting nearly every-
thing from old fashion farmers to
a box of Crayola Crayons, just to
name a few
There was a costume contest
judged by the faculty who attend-
ed. The catagories included: Most
original, ugliest, scariest, most
unrecognizable, best couple, best
group, and the cutest. In fact, the
costumes were so good, there
were ties in some catagories.
The. auditorium was decorated
with pumpkins, cornstalks, and
black and orange crepe paper, all
of which added to the Halloween
A band was featured and the
dance floor was filled with a vari-
ety of charactors, all doing the
same thing having a good time.
Wish I Had A Watermellon.
A-Yuh, your from Maine
Mother Mc Murtry & Baby Hewie
I'd rather fight than switch
Raggetty Ann, Herbies pick up
Sooner or later it had to happen
and when the 1977 freshmen
class arrived (this years seniors)
it did. What I am referring to is the
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Annual Professional Development
Day (P.D.D.). The very first one
was held February 21, 1978 and
the second was held October 24,
Initiated and developed by our
class president, Peter Quinlan.
The P.D.D. gives anyone in Stock-
bridge the chance to get involved
in a really big event. Student dis-
plays are designed and built by
members of the clubs represent-
ing Arboriculture and Park Man-
agement, Landscape Operations,
Floriculture, Animal Science, La-
bortory Animal Tech, Turf Man-
agement, Fruit and Vegetable
Crops, and AG Business Manage-
ment. The displays were judged
by members of the faculty with
first prize awarded to the Land-
scape Operations Club, second to
the Arbor and Park Club and third
prize to the Floriculture Club. The
Fruit and Veg club won an award
for having the display that was
most educational minded.
In addition to student displays,
the October 1978 P.D.D. offered
large inside-outside industrial
show along with 2 speakers each
hour of the day, speaking on very
topics. In addition to the
scheduled hourly speakers, a
guest speaker is invited each year
to speak on the topic of his/her
choice. This year the guest speak-
er was Harold Newton, president
of the Massachusetts Farm Bu-
reau, speaking on, "The Future of
Agriculture in Massachusetts and
how to get started in it."
The Stockbridge P.D.D. is still in
beginning stages, but between
the first and second P.D.D. there
was a large jump in attendence.
The second annual P.D.D. drew a
registered crowd of over 950 stu-
dents and faculty. Who's to say
where this yearly rise in atten-
dence will end? The P.D.D. could
turn into a monster of an event of
which the U of Mass. campus has
not seen in many years.
The 1979 P.D.D. is already in
the planning stage. It will be up to
this years seniors and the many
graduating seniors to come, to
make it back to U of Mass. and
support this interesting and very
much growing event.
The Landscape Crew.
Take Me To Your Leader
The Stockbridge Alumni Associ-
ation thanks you for your fourth
year of participation in our fund
Almost all of the money needed
for the annual operation of the
association are donated as a re-
sult of calls made at the Phon-
othon. These four evenings of
telephoning are a personal con-
tact for alumni with the School
and they enjoy the opportunity to
say a few words and to hear of the
School first hand. Most of these
alumni pledged a gift. $9,090.00
was the total pledged. This was
our most successful Phonothon,
topping the $8,500 of November
The 8 sorority Sisters of Sigma
Sigma Alpha did a commendable
job during their "Hell Week" for
This is the second year that
ATG & SSA have finished first and
second. Everyone enjoyed speak-
ing with alumni, eating sand-
wiches, drinking LITE, and asking^
for donations. These Stockbridge
students donated their time and
the Stockbridge alumni donated
their money. This is a wonderful
relationship that hopefully will
continue for many years. You too
may be pleased to hear from a
future Stockbridge Alumni Associ-
All alumni receive our Fall &
Spring issues of the Alumni News
and most of the dollars raised pay
for these publications. If there
were more dollars raised, the as-
sociation could do more such as
helping each other with informa-
tion on jobs and providing stu-
dents with placement training op-
Stockbridge Phonothon Commit-
This year brought about a little
extra treat for Stockbridge stu-
dents: A party held at Grinnel Are-
na to break up the long stretch
between the Halloween Party and
the Holly Jolly.
The party was sponsored by the
Student Senate, but special
thanks goes to Mike Bastein who
suggested the idea and worked
hard to make this special party
enjoyable for all.
My Only Friend.
Oh, You Always Get A Headache.
I Feel Fine.
When it's Time To Relax, '■Buchl'
One of the big festivities of the school year
is the Holly Jolly. This semiformal event
gathers all from every major to celebrate
the holiday season and the coming newyear.
The evening was complete, w/ith a gener-
ous buffet dinner, and music brought to us
by the group "FESTIVAL". Everyone had a
great time dancing and talking. This is the
last event of the fall semester, where friends
reminisce about the good times before finals
and the oncoming intercession.
Brian L. Brudrett
Time for friends
Time for cheer.
Time for food,
and lots of beer!
Time for presents,
Time for lights.
Time for snow,
and those cozy nights!
Time for music,
Time for dance.
Time for giving
and a little romance!
The twenty fifth annual Spring Progress Banquet
was held in the student union ballroom on March 8,
1979. The night was complete with awards, a won-
derful dinner, and dancing. The awards were started
with athletics, as coach Tony Williams recognized
the players and M.V.P.s in soccer and basketball.
The highlights of the awards banquet were the out-
standing professor, STOSO member, and senator
awards. The program was wrapped up with PPD
awards, presented by PPD chairman Peter Quinlan,
and the service award grants, presented by Douglas
Airhart, the senate advisor.
Are you really 18?
SERVICE AWARD GRANTS
Kathleen M. Barry
Michael P. Bastlen
Brian L. Brundrett
Richard C. Clarcla
Victoria L. Clarcla
Raymond E. Coburn
Kevin F. Connolly
Paul C. Donnelly
Kenneth I. HIslop
Beth Ann Jacobs
Lindsay J. McMurtry
Linda M. Miczek
James B. Praplaski
Peter F. Quinlan
Lee A. RadwIII
Kenneth E. Rich
Judith L. Rousseau
Richard A. Simmons
Susan M. Stewart
Steven E. Stinson
Fredrerick M. Thompson
James M. Valentin!
Deborah J. Vondal
"A Stockbridge Evening With Bill Crofut"
was sponsored by the stockbridge student
senate. This benefit concert raised funds
for needed laboratory equipment and fa-
cilities essential to maintain our schools
record for technical and practical training.
Also, it helped to focus attention on issues
that face the stockbridge school, which
are of great concern to all the students.
Issues like the condemning and closing of
half the fren'ch hall greenhouses, and the
lack of lab equipment in many majors.
Cochairpersons, Lee Radwill and Fred
Tompson deserve nearly all the credit for
this successful event. They came up with
the idea and did most of the planning.
They sold tickets, and followed through on
everything including a punch reception at
the campus center.
(Back Row): Tom Rullo, Douglas Airhart, Paul Donnelly, Cheryl Marcotte, Judy Roussaeu, Brenda Silcott, Fred Churchill, Mike Wjrtes, Tom
Marshall. (Middle Row:) James Vallentini, Peter Quinlan, Robert Stanley, Brian Brundrett, Lori Miller, William Mclntyre, Richard Simmons, Barry
Mackin, Kathy Barry, Ray Coburn, Lee Radwill, Cathy McDonnell, Linda Miczek. (Front Row:) Deloris Bowman, Fred Thompson, Rich Ciarcia,
Beth-Ann Jacobs, Lindsay McMurtry, Sally Jablonski. (Not Pictured) Michael Bastien. Robert Nault, Michael Sahagian.
Pres. Lindsay McMurtry
Sec. Beth-Ann Jacobs
Tres. Fred Thompson
Pari. Brian Brundrett
Educational Qualities co-chairman: Michael Bastien,
Educational Policies chairman: Peter Quinlan
Finance and Budget chairman: Fred Thompson
Professional Developement Day chairman: Peter
Quinlan, seminar chairman: Fred Thompson, exhibi-
tors chairman: John Przybyszewski
STOSO chairperson: Kathy Barry
Ways and Means chairman: Richard Simmons
Pres. Peter Quinlan
V. Pres. Ray Coburn
Tres. June Delehanty
Sec. Peter Hasak
Senator at large Cheryl Marcotte
Editor Beth-Ann Jacobs
Assistant Editor Lee Radwill
Reporters Gary Taub
Editor Paul Donnelly
Photo Editor Jerry D'Anello
Section Editors: Sue Stewart
Photographers: Ray Coburn
Copy Editor Tom Marshall
Art Work Linda Micezk
ALPHA TAU GAMMA
pres. Lindsay McMurty, v.p. Herd Pollarb, tres. Edwin Babbit, sec. Fred Churchill, stew. Dave Hanson,
Brothers: Alan Blanchette, Steve Burns. Steve Chaffee, Ray Coburn, Bill Cox, Paul Crane, Jerry D'Anello, Paul DeMatteo, Neil Flavin, Roge
Gauthier, Tim Gearin, Chris Gormley, Steve Grafton, John Gravina, Jay Ippolito, Wayne Lacroix, Jim Latour, Paul McKenna, Ron Monroe, Marl
Morgera,' Jim O'Kelly, Jeff Otis, Jeff Skillin, Bob Stanley, Brian Sumner, Craig Von Kohorn, Mike Wirtes, Jim Wood (house chef)
Honorary Member: Karen McCarthy
Alpha Tau Gamma
We the Members of Alpha Tau Gamma band
together as Brothers for the purpose of promoting the
principles and ideals of the Stockbridge School of
Agriculture, of promoting unity, responsibility, and the
ideals of Brotherhood within the organization. We are
proud of our Alpha Tau Gamma tradition and are
always happy to be visited by our alumni. Our close
bonds don't end at graduation because A.T.G. is a true
Brotherhood for life. Our doors are always open and
we welcome guests to visit us.
Jerry L. D'Anello
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ARBOR PARK CLUB
FRUIT AND VEG CLUB
LAND OP CLUB
Douglas L. Airhart
James F. Anderson
William J. Bramlage
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Wallace G. Black
Joe T. Clayton
John W. Denison
Alfred W. Boicourt
Byron E. Colby
James W. Callahan
John H. Foster
Lyie E. Craker
Robert T. Duby
George B. Goddard
Duane W. Greene
Robert M. Grover
Tom S. Hamilton
William K. Harris
Francis W. Holmes
Thomas F. Houston
Ward M. Hunting
William J. Manning
James B. Marcum
Kirk A. Hurto
Curtis A. Johnson
Sidney J. Lyford
Paul H. Jennings
Ernest A. Johnson
Donald R. Marion
Gordon S. King
Harold E. Mosher
Edward S. PIra
Paul N. Procopio
Theodore W. Leed
William J. Lord
Richard A. Rhode
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William A. Rosenau
Herbert G. Spindler
Robert W. Walker
Franklin W. Southwick
Lester F. Whitney
John M. Zak
Brian roughed it this summer;
he was living in a little cabin at
Camp Middlesex in Ashby, Mass . .
He lived and worked at the camp
with young people from cities. Bri-
an was in charge of the barn yard
program. He had to care for the
animals and keep the place in top
condition. Daily classes were also
a part of Brians day, he would in-
struct the kids on the care and
maintenance of small animals Bri-
an was also responsible for the
"campers" he lived with.
Brian enjoyed camp-fires, and
many sing-a-longs. He also com-
peted in the Ashby town fair,
where he and the campers placed
high in all events
When I asked Brian what he did
if one of the little ones misbe-
haved he said "I sent them out to
the barnyard and made them pick
it up with a spoon."
Brian plans on continuing his
education at the university of
Mass., majoring in Agricultural
The yearbook committee decid-
ed to congratulate fellow students
who have had outstanding sum-
mer placements. Through out the
"Majors" section there are stories
about one student from each ma-
jor, telling what they did over the
summer of "78". These students
were selected upon recommenda-
tion of the advisors in the majors.
yearbook . . . accounting club
... ag. bus. rep. . . . flori. club
accounting club . . . hiking . . .
canoeing . . . soapstone mt.
C.S. . . . fossil spindler . . . zoo 9
days a week partying . . .
Bernie is the fifth child of a large
family of 7, which resides in Need-
Bernie spent his placement train-
ing in Harwick, Mass., just east of
the quabbin at Double R Acers. Dou-
ble R Acers is a dairy farm of hol-
stiens it averages about 70 milkers.
Bernle's day started bright and
early at 5 a.m. He began by herding
the cows in from the pasture and
then started the task of milking by
machine. After milking, the cows re-
turned out to pasture. Bernie, then
had to wash all milking equipment by
hand. After a lunchbreak, Bernie
would spend most of the afternoon
baling and stacking hay. He also
spent time repairing broken-down
equipment and fences. Before work
ended for the day, Bernie would milk
again and let the cows out to pas-
Bernie competed in the harwick
fair, where he placed first for the
best bale of hay. The hay was judged
on color, age of cut, and how dry the
Upon graduation from Stock-
bridge Bernie plans to return back to
Double R Acers, and eventually get a
few cows to someday start his own
farm in Vermont.
P^'^M r^ vl^T^^dBS^y*
MICHAEL P. BASTIEN
RAYMOND E. COBURN
an.sci. club . . .
an. sci. club
ATG ... an. sci. club
intrannurals . . . an. sci. club
chairman, livestock classic PDD
an. sci. club . . . senator at large
ELLEN O'CONNOR .
an.sci. club . . . livestock-classic
. . . work weekend . . .
an.sci. club . . .
HERBERT L. POLLARD JR.
RONALD L. REECE
alpha delta phi ... crew team
an.sci. club . . .
RICHARD A. SIMMONS
an.sci club . . . club rep. live-
stock classic . . . chairman
ways and means comm ....
mOS AND PARE
Jeff Dana has been involved with the Stock-
bridge School of Ag. for quite a while. He original-
ly came to Stockbridge and majored in animal
science. He graduated and stayed in the Amherst
area, working for Asplin Tree Co., to pay bills. Jeff
realized he liked tree climbing and he became
very proficient at it. He wanted to learn more
about arborculture and so he decided to go back
to Stockbridge and major in arbor-park.
Jeff's summer placement was with Shumway
and Sons Landscape Co. He worked there as a
tree climber doing "take downs' and pruning
trees. Jeff also worked as a foreman from time to
time. Jeff admits he really didn't learn anything
new from this job (he had climbed and was a
foreman at Asplin) but it was a good experience,
"It would be excellent for someone who hasn't
climbed." says Jeff.
Jeff is married and has three girls, the youn-
gest born in February '79. This has made school
tuff and kept Jeff very busy. Professor King has
helped Jeff a lot by telling him when people call
with tree work. But Jeff would like to see some
special loans or scholarships for married cou-
Jeff is looking forward to a job as climber/ar-
borist in the town of Barnstable on Cape Cod,
and maybe someday to have his own tree service
P.D.D. comm. intramurals
work weekend . . .
intramurals . . .
JEFFREY J. DECKEL
DOUGLAS E. DONDERO
BRIAN M. GILBERT
WILLIAM F. KELLICKER
senator . . . STOSO
phi mu delta . . .
MATTHEW J. PALMER
arbor. park club . . . mass.tree
wardens and foresters associ-
ation . . .
JOSEPH W. SHANNON
DANIEL L TOBIN
Intramurals . . .
Patrick R. Ellis
Gregory St. Cyr
Floriculture is a field that covers a vari-
ety of interests. Some of us will continue
on to UMass or another school. Others
w/ill enter the commercial field through
greenhouses as wholesale or retail grow-
ers. Some will go into floral design. What-
ever aspect of floriculture we choose we
will always carry with us memories of our
two years at Stockbridge.
Summer orientation . . . Ruth Gunn's
Place . . . Durfee Conservatory . . . tree
hikes . . . soaring designs . . . economics
— no free lunch . . . the "pit" . . . Profes-
sional Development Day displays . . . let-
ters to the editor . . . poinsettias . . . club
meetings . . . Business Management roll
call . . . pumpkin sales . . . petitions . . .
French Hall . . . final exams . . . and final-
CHRISTIAN (SEAFER) MERRILL
Chris is the middle child of a family of
six, he resides in Brookline, Mass.
In March of 78, Chris traveled to Oak-
del, Florida to start his Summer Place-
ment Training. He was hired as a full
time employee of Oakdel Inc., the larg-
est growers of foliage plants.
The greenhouse range consists of 12
acres under glass. It employs many ex-
perienced people in the floriculture in-
dustry. The average temperature on a
working day was between 85 - 95 de-
grees, even though it was not typical
New England weather, Chris enjoyed
At work he was part of a Student pro-
gram, which enabled him to view the
different aspects of growing foliage
plants. He spent 1-2 weeks in areas
such as the tissue culture lab, produc-
tion, and stockbed replacement. Chris
also had an opportunity to view and
operate modern equipment such as
overhead monorail system and the
computer which was in charge of the
While in Florida, Chris' summer was
highlighted by trips to Daytona Beach,
Disney World, and Cypress Gardens.
Upon graduation from Stockbridge,
Chris plans on 2 more years of college,
with future plans of a wholesale grower.
ATG . . . soccer team . .
flori. club . . .
JAY C. GEDENBURG
THOMAS W. MARSHALL
CATHERINE McDONNELL THOMAS McGARR
shorthorn . . . fiori. club . . . florl. club . . . F.F.A.
STOSO . . . FDD. committees book . . .
year- florl. club . . .
flori. club treasurer . . . flori.
rep. . . . P.D.D. committee . . .
STOSO . . . land. op. club . . .
JUDITH L ROUSSEAU
flori. club sec, pres.
ski club . . . intermurals
flori. rep. . . . yearbook
flori. club . . . F.F.A. . . .
WILLIAM J. TOPHAM
flori. club . . . STOSO
MARY JANE ZULLO
FBVIT AND VE6
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The "Fruit and Veggie" pro-
gram offers to any student the
opportunity to acquire skills that
will enable him to grow his own
crop, whether it is growing com-
mercially or a small back yard
garden. With a few fruit trees you
can be sure that fresh pro duce
will be on hand.
Over the past two years we
have all grown immensely and
learned that much more. Our ac-
tivities varied from pruning trees
on a winter day, or visiting many
orchards through out the state,
to buying a keg, relaxing and en-
joying each others company. The
time spent together allowed us to
make our bonds so much stron-
ger. We will be leaving Stock-
bridge with many ideas and prac-
tices we have learned but also
good friends and many memo-
ries. Good Luck to ail.
fruit & veg. club treasure
fruit & veg. club . . .
Vicky Ciarcia stayed close to
U Mass. for her summer place-
ment. She was working with the
Entemology Department as a
pathology scout. Vicky worked
with professors and fellow stu-
dents on a project that sur-
veyed the insect problems in
the orchards of western Mass.
Vicky is originally from Kent,
Ohio, where she lived with her
mom, dad, brother, and two
sisters. After traveling around a
bit, Vicky met Rich, who is now
her husband and also a Stock-
Vicky hasn't always been in-
terested in entomology, she
was into accounting for along
time. But she decided to go to
Stockbridge, majoring in Fruit &
Veg, with Rich, who was major-
ing in animal science. Vicky has
definitly excelled in her major
she has made lears list and was
highly recommended for having
an excellent summer place-
Vicky was part of a team that
worked very closely with man-
agers of twenty area orchards
to test Intergrated Pest Man-
agement programs. The team
placed their insect traps in the
various orchards and then kept
close watch, by counts, over
the insect populations. The job
also involved counting aphids
on terminal shoots, so Vicky
climbed many apple trees this
Vicky is very interested in In-
tergrated Pest Management,
and feels that the research that
she was doing will help the
growers to understnd insect
populations and to spray only
when there is a need to.
Vicky especially enjoyed talk-
ing with, and finding out about
the problems of the orchardist.
Vicky thinks that her exper-
iences with the new program
were very good and she highly
recommends it for any Fruit &
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The Laboratory Animal Tech-
nology program is designed to
provide practical experience in
small animal care. The curriculum
covers the breeding management
and lab techniques for these ani-
mals. Graduates will be prepared
for a variety of fields including,
technicians in research labs drugs
and veternarian assistants.
On The Lighter Side
LAT Club Meetings and
Munchies . . .
Paige 101 and Labs . . .
Teeth Marks? . . .
Farley Lodge Parties . . .
Sister Kathy and Sister
The Lone Male . . .
Good Luck To You All!
Kathy Garber .
Marie Kuchyt I
Mary Russell '"
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Beth Jacobs is from Middletown,
Conn., where she has lived most of her
life. Her family includes four girls, she's
the oldest, and her parents. They train
Field Trial and hunting dogs, which in-
fluenced Beth's decision to go into ani-
mal related fields. Says Beth, "My
original goal after completeing the
L.A.T. program was to work for a veter-
Through out the summer break Beth
was on placement. This gave her the
opportunity to see two different as-
pects of the L.A.T. major. "While work-
ing at a veterinarian's I learned many
skills that helped me in my senior year
classes". Beth's other job was at Wes-
lyan University, working as a laborato-
ry assistant. There she helped with a
research project in the psychology de-
partment. "Over all the summer place-
ment was a helpful learning exper-
"By the end of my senior year, my
goals had changed." Beth is presently
employed in the microbiology depart-
ment at U MASS where she runs the
animal rooms. She is also taking busi-
ness courses and intends to get a de-
gree in business.
rep. . . .
LAT. L.A.T. club . . .
L.A.T. club . . .
L.A.T. club . . . intramurals
SSA ... L.A.T. club
committee . . .
SSA . . .
senate exec. sec. . . . shorthorn
LA.. CLUB . . .
L.A.T. club pres.
editor . . . L.A.T. club, rep . . .
STOSO . . .
L.A.T. club . . .
KIMBERLY J. PAVAO
L.A.T. club . . . SSA treasurer
MARIA XENIA PERINI
SSA pres. . . . L.A.T. club rep.
. . . shorthorn co-editor intra-
murals . . .
Jerry D'Anello comes from Bel-
mont, Mass . . Over the past sum-
mer he lived at the ATG fraternity,
where he is a brother.
Jerry got up Bright and early ev-
eryday, had breakfast, and w/ould
start the five mile bicycle ride to Pel-
ham. He didn't have to be to work at
Shumway and Sons until seven
o'clock but he liked to be there early.
As he bounced up the long dirt road
to the farm, sheep scattered and the
dogs barked and chased him. This
was the main base, a farm in Pelham.
When the other members of the
crew arrived the day would start.
Jerry already had the assignments
so they would load the truck with
tools and be off. Sometimes they
would be building walls with stone or
rail road ties, laying sod, or doing
plantings, but Jerry says that there
was never a dull moment.
One time the crew wanted to finish
a job for the week, so they stayed at
the site until ten o'clock on a friday
night to finish. They had to use the
truck headlights and flashlights to
see what they were doing. Jerry was
also involved in one job of clearing
land. He worked with Jeff Dana an-
other Stockbridge student in Arbor
Jerry really enjoys the hot sum-
mer weather. He said that at lunch,
while the other guys were in the
shade, he would be in the sun getting
rays. Another thing that Jerry liked
about his summer placement was
the people that he was working for.
Jerry worked for "Earl the pearl".
"Earl was a really good guy", says
Jerry. "He really liked to teach the
employees, if you made a mistake,
he would show you what you did
wrong, you wouldn't get fired!"
Jerry highly recommends Shum-
way and Sons as a placement for
Land Oppers. He says that you learn
a lot there, about the business and
SSA . . . yearbook
basketball team .
land. op. club . . . PDD commit-
tee . . . work weekend . . .
WOOF . . .
ATG. pledgemaster, rush chair-
man yearbook photo edi-
tor ... land. op. club . . . hang
gliding club . . .
land. op. club pres. . . . PDD
committee . . .
PAUL C. DONNELLY
yearbook editor . . . land. op.
club . . . F.F.A. . . . senator . . .
CHARLES J. GAMBALE
ANDREW R. GIBBONS
ALEXANDER B. HAMILTON
NICHOLAS R. JANE
WILLIAM J. McNeill
land. op. club . . . PDD
committee . . . u.mass. crew
team . . .
PETER F. QUINLAN
class pres. . . . PDD chairman
land. op. club . . . senator
land. op. club . . . yearbook
STEVEN E. STINSON
DANIEL F. SULLIVAN
land. op. club . . . PDD commit-
tee . . .
senate treasurer . . . land. op.
club pres. . . . PDD seminar
chairman . . .
land. op. club ... PDD COM-
MITTEE . . .
David Heroian is a Turf IVIange-
ment Major who resides in Auburn,
Dave spent Inis summer project
working liard (?) at the Broadmoor
Golf Course in Colorado Springs,
Colorado. He was part of a crew that
mowed the turf areas of the 3,000
acre resort. Dave had to be ready for
work by 6:30 A.M. and work until
3:30. He learned how to operate
some very large and potentially dan-
gerous equipment. He had to be very
careful and stop mowing when he
was around people. David sadly re-
members a fellow worker who died
from a mishap with a piece of equip-
During the summer many famous
and rich people stayed at the hotel.
Dave said he learned alot about deal-
ing with these people. He remem-
bers in particular, seeing Gerald Ford
at one of the many tournaments.
Dave started out living in a dormi-
tory arrangement that was on the
golf course. After three months he
had saved enough money to buy a
car, and he got out of the dorm and
rented an apartment with some of
the other workers.
Dave is planning on continuing his
education and then to work as a golf
instigator of the great food fight
ATG treasurer . . . turf club
turf club . . . interests: mary-
ellen . . . favorite expression:
"never can tell" . . . pet gripe:
home work ....
JUNE M. DELEHANTY
turf club sec. . . . class treasur-
er .. .
turf club . . . PDD committee
turf club . . .
PETER A. HASAK
class secretary . . . turf club
intramurals . . .
turf club rep. . . .
KEVIN P. McSHANE
turf club . . . basketball team
. . . took the rap for the great
food fight of "78" . . .
JOHN J. O'KEEFE
turf club . . .
BRIAN F. O'SHEA
turf club . . . basketball team
... food fight of "78" ...
KEVIN JOHN POWELL
turf club . . . intramurals
JOHN F. PRZYBYSZEWSKI
turf club pres. . . . PDD exhibi-
tors chairman . . .
turf club rep. . . . PDD commit-
tee . . . turf club treasurer . . .
work weekend . . .
MICHAEL JOSEPH RYAN
turf club . . .
intramurals . . . PDD
NORMAN TESSIER JR.
intramurals . . . turf club ... fa-
vorite expression: pin head . . .
pet gripe: home work . . .
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Class of 1979
+LEAR - Honorary Scholastic Society
(Those seniors with 3,40 or higher cumulative averages for three semesters)
(Those seniors with 3.00-4.00 cumulative averages for any given semester)
*Gregory T. Aldrich
**+Elizabeth J. Andres
*Peter A. Annulli
**+Robert S. Barkevich
**Kathleen M. Barry
*-~-*Robert M. Belfield
**+Lynette M. Bellemare
**Wayne E. Bernardo
**+Richard J. Brzozowski
*Bernard E. Burke
**Mark E. Buttner
***Edward P. Casey
*-+John M. Cate
*^Jeffrey E. Chapman
**+Victoria L. Ciarcia
**Raymond E. Coburn
*James E. Coffey
**Charles E. Collins
*Kevin F. Connolly
**+Donald W. Coole
***Roy E. Cottuli
***Douglas A. Coyle
*Brenda S . Damery
***Jeffrey J. D'Amico
^'Gary L. Doig
*---+Paul C. Donnelly
**+Howard J. Durling
**+Joel V. Dwight
**+Herman J. Eichstaedt
**R. Patrick Ellis
**+Susan R. Finerman
**Andrew R. Gibbons
*+Brian M. Gilbert
**+Thomas I . Grimac
**+B. Alexander Hamilton
**+Peter A. Hasak
**+David A. Heroian
**+Patricia J. Hopf
**4Mark G. Jackson
**+Nicholas R. Jane
**+Ronald V. Johnson
***Kurt L. Kefferstan
**+Joseph D. Kennedy
***Marie A. Kuchyt
***James N. Lapham
***Michael R. Legere
*Lynn G. Lewandowski
*Petcr A. Lund
*Stephen W. Lyon
**+Ilawn M. MacMillan
**+Thomas W. Marshall
**Leslie A. Ma the
**Mary C. Mattocks
***Catherine M. McDonnell
***Thomas S. McGarr
***William A. Mclntyre
***Deborah L. McMenemy
*Lindsay J. McMurtry
**William J. McNeill
***Thomas J. Mellish
**+Christian A. Merrill
**+Linda M. Miczek
***Lorri J. Miller
*Erin E. Moriarty
***Michael K. Moriarty
**+Stephen A. Nagy
**+Ellen J. O'Connor
**+ShaEon E. O'Donnell
**+John J. O'Keefe
***Jean R. Onofrio
*Brian F. O'Shea
***Matthew J. Palmer
***Breck 0. Parker
**Mark E. Peabody
**-HCathleen J. Peck
*Harley P. Phelps
**+John H. Pierson
***David M. Pirog
***Stanley J. Provencher
*"-^-John F, Przybyszewski
***Dan E. Rackliffe
**+Lee A. Radwill
*Anthony M. Reelick
*John F. Rhodes
**Edward L. Richard
**+Curtis L. Roberts
**Walter J. Sadowski
*+Gregory V. St. Cyr
**Peter 0. Simpson
**Jeffrey H. Smith
**+Stephen H. Sodekson
**+Karen L. Sparko
**-*Steven E. Stinson
**+Daniel F. Sullivan
**+Frederick M. Thompson
***Brook P. Todd
**William J. Topham
***James M. Valentini
***Francis X. Verchot
**+Deborah J. Vondal
*+Ellen E. White
<"--*Henry E. Whit lock
*''-Mary J. Zullo
It is my happy duty as editoi co
thank all those who have helped
in the yearbook. It makes me hap-
py for two reasons, 1. this is the
last page of the book, a great re-
lief, and 2. this gives me the op-
portunity to express my gratitude
to all the people that have made
this yearbook possible.
1 would like to thank very much:
the writers and the photogra-
phers, who have contributed sto-
ries and pictures, the senate
members and Deloris, who have
helped greatly in budgeting and
publicity, the stockbridge office
secretarys (Karin, Rita, and Liz)
who have helped with many
things and are always there with
encouragement and suggestions,
Don Lendry (yearbook business-
man) for putting up with missed
deadlines and meetings, but most
of all the yearbook staff (Sue
Stewart, Brian Brundrett, Lynn-
Ann Smith, Shelly Antes, Linda
Miczek, and Ron Johnson) who
have given what they could to the
book; their ideas, time, and skills.
I would especially like to thank
Jerry D'Anello, who has taken the
great responsibility of Photo edi-
tor and done a wonderful job.
I have really enjoyed being STO-
SAG's editor. It has been reward-
ing most of the time and frustrat-
ing some of the time, but it has
always been an honor and a privi-
ledge, and for this I thank YOU!.