And the Winners Are Each year, the Five College Multicultural
Theatre Committee sponsors a Five College playwrighting competition.
This year, the committee received twenty scripts for consideration,
with Mount Holyoke submitting the largest number among the Five Colleges.
Three of the eight winning scripts were by MHC students. The winners
are Alessandra Folz 02, for The Opposition to the Creation of
a Person; Margaret Girouard 04, for A Drop of Desperation; and
Kara Pressley 03, for Where Do I Belong? The selected plays will
be performed during a two-evening festival at Amherst College in April.
The students will be awarded the 2001 James Baldwin Playwrighting Award
and receive an honorarium of $100.
Employee Kudos At the February 8 Employee Service Awards breakfast,
which honored MHC employees with five or more years of service to the
College, President Joanne Creighton (herself an honoree, having reached
the five-year mark at MHC) noted that the men and women in the room
represented a total of 1,585 years of service. Creighton thanked the
employees, who work in departments ranging from buildings and grounds
and admission to LITS and earth and environment, for their longevity
and loyalty. At the event, painter Gerald Snicker was honored
for thirty-five years of service. The following is a list of employees
who received awards at the breakfast.
Five Years: Andrea Ayvazian, Deborah Bell, Leszek Bledzki, Maura C.
Campbell, Peter Carini, Donald Cote, Joanne Creighton, Taryn Dunaj,
Mary Fanelli, Judith Field, Kerry Fisher Jr., Sharon Frank, Bernard
Gay, Karen Griffin, Deborah Harbison, Charles Hommes, Johnny Izquierdo,
Sandra Kacenski, John Laprade, Deborah Leary, Paul Menard, Christina
Monat, Luis Nieves, Hossein Rahimi, Amy Rahimi, Kathleen Roebuck, Jeffrey
Sadowski, Linda Samano, Rolanda Sattler, Gail Scanlon, Lisa Shea, Sujeong
Shin, Li-Ling Waller, Daniel Wilga, and Nancy Wojcicki.
For Ten Years: Diane Anci, Helen Ash, Robert Bray, Linda Cavanaugh,
Richard Chase, Jacqueline Deane, Jean Dixon, Susan Fliss, David Gauthier,
Lisa Godding, Muriel Hunter, Laurie Kamins, Susan Labarre, Cynthia Legare,
Tracy Lynch, Eric Naser, Patricia OBrien, Theresa Rae, Eileen
Rakouskas, Bryan Roman, Ann Routhier, Ellen Rutan, Valerie Sawka, Ellen
Shukis, Oanh Tran, Jeanne Tripp, and Barbara Watkins.
For Fifteen Years: Patricia Albright, Nancy Birkrem, Gerald Blain,
Joseph Calabrese, Suzanne Cote, Susan Desjardins, Kathryn Felsentreger,
Gail Glanville, Joanne Holmes, Robert Jurczyk, Raymond La Barre, Czeslawa
Leclerc, Mary Ellen Marion, Paul Masse, Karen Mehl, Yu Pok Page, Stephen
Parmenter, Hoa Van Pham, Doris Pichette, Michael Russell, Anne Szafranowicz,
Michael Urgo, and Linda Young.
For Twenty-Five Years: Russell Boudreau, Michael Fernandes, Cecile
Girard, Victoria Grant, Vicha Hajdamowicz, John Hulse, Nancy Parks,
Carol Supinski, Catherine Valiquette, Ruth Wordsworth, and Ronald Zissell
For Thirty Years: Michael Buckley, Michael Hurley, Cynthia Morrell,
and Jane Ting.
For Thirty-Five Years: Gerald Snicker.