At MHC's Service
At a staff retiree party held October 17, the College honored
eight retiring employees, three in absentia, who have given Mount
Holyoke more than 157 years of service between them. They are
Dorothy Anderson of dining services, thirteen years; Neftali Bedoya
of facilities management, twenty-nine years; Cecile Girard of
mathematics and statistics, twenty-six years; Mary Kennedy of
the Health Center, nineteen years; Emily Kirby of the Health Center,
twenty-four years; Donald McElwain of LITS, ten years; Virginia
Roughgarden of dining services, fifteen years; Shirley Sudsbury
of politics, twenty-one years.
Linda A. Cavanaugh, senior administrative assistant to MHC's admission
director from 1990 to 2000, died October 2 at the age of fifty-seven.
A lifelong resident of Holyoke, she is survived by her husband,
Michael, two siblings, four children, and four grandchildren.
E. Douglass '23, MHC Professor Emeritus of Music, died September
21 at the age of ninety-nine in her home in Granville, New York.
As a student, Douglass majored in music and was known for her
fine singing voice. After a period of study in Berlin, she joined
the music faculty at the College in 1923 and continued teaching
at MHC until her retirement in 1967. Douglass taught voice at
Green Mountain College, Castleton State College, and at home for
several years after retirement. Even when failing health forced
her to stop teaching, she continued to oversee music at the Congregational
church she attended. She is survived by a nephew, two grandnephews,
and three great-grandnieces.