Summer Exploration Initiative

Dear Williams community, I’m writing to share the exciting news that starting this summer Williams will entirely eliminate the summer earnings requirement for all students receiving financial aid. I am thrilled about this change, which we’re referring to as the Summer Exploration Initiative. I consider a Williams education to… Continue reading »

The Passing of Paula Tabor

Williams faculty and staff, I write with sad news that Paula Moore Tabor ’76, who worked in the Alumni Relations Office for two decades, died on Friday, October 22.  A pioneer of coeducation at Williams, Paula returned to the college in 1992 and served… Continue reading »

The Passing of Doris Trimarchi

To the Williams community, We just learned the sad news that retired staff member Doris Trimarchi passed away on Monday, June 21, at her home in Clarksburg. She was 90.  Born in North Adams, she attended local schools and graduated from Drury High School. Continue reading »

The Passing of Jeanne Quinn

To the Williams community, I write to share the sad news that retired staff member Jeanne Quinn passed away shortly after midnight on Monday, June 21. She was 91.  Born in North Adams, she attended local schools and was an executive secretary for most… Continue reading »

The Passing of Alice Gagnier

To the Williams community, We just learned the sad news that retired staff member Alice Gagnier passed away on Tuesday, April 20, at her home in Williamstown. She was 77.  Born in Pittsfield, she attended local schools and moved to Williamstown a few years… Continue reading »

The Passing of Wolfgang Peters

To the Williams community, I write with sad news that retired custodian Wolfgang Peters passed away on Tuesday, April 20, at Berkshire Medical Center. He was 87. Born in Pausin, Germany, he attended schools there before coming to the United States as a young… Continue reading »

The Passing of Phebe Cramer

To the Williams community, It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Phebe Cramer, emerita professor of psychology, passed away on Friday, April 2, at Berkshire Medical Center.  Having earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1962 from New York… Continue reading »

The Passing of Bob Behr

To the Williams community, It is my sad duty to report that Robert “Bob” Vaughn Behr ’55, who retired early in 1996 after a lengthy tenure in the Alumni Relations Office, passed away on Sunday, March 14. He was 87. Bob’s Williams story is… Continue reading »

The Passing of Janice Richards

Williams staff and faculty, We just learned that retired staff member Janice Richards, who was a custodian at the college for more than 20 years, passed away on January 7. She was 85. Born and raised in North Adams, she attended local schools. Known… Continue reading »

The Passing of Shirley Wolfe

Williams staff and faculty, We just learned the sad news that retired custodian Shirley Wolfe passed away on December 1 at her home in North Adams. She was 95. In light of the pandemic, we may not receive such notices as promptly as we would under normal circumstances, though I… Continue reading »