The Death of Retiree Frances Lapidus

With sadness, Williams mourns the death of Frances (Fran) Lapidus, who joined Williams in 1988 and retired as Associate Director of Admissions in 2013. Fran was a well-known and -respected, engaged member of our community. In addition to her work for Williams she served as chair and longtime member of… Continue reading »

The Death of Retiree Frank Stevens

With sadness, Williams notes the death of retired staff member Franklin Potter Stevens, who passed away last Friday, July 28, 2023, at the age of 85. Frank joined Williams in 1974 and served as a switchboard operator and dispatcher in Campus Security until his retirement in 2000. His survivors include… Continue reading »

The Death of Retiree Maggie Guiden

Williams mourns the passing of retired Director of Payroll Maggie Guiden, who passed away at age 98 on June 11 at Williamstown Commons. The family announced that a private graveside ceremony is planned. They welcome donations in Maggie’s memory to HospiceCare in The Berkshires or the Williamstown Youth Center, which… Continue reading »

The Death of Retiree Jean Donati

With sadness, Williams notes the death of retired staff member Jean Donati, who passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at the age of 96. Jean joined the college in 1970 and retired in 1988 after many years of devoted service as assistant to the chair of the Music Department. No… Continue reading »

The Death of Retiree Dorothy Reinke

With sadness, Williams notes the passing of retired staff member Dorothy Reinke, who died on April 7, 2023. Dorothy joined the college in 1973 and retired in February 1985 as Assistant to the Director of the Graduate Program in Art History. Although no further information is available at this time,… Continue reading »

The Death of Retiree William Noyes

With sadness, Williams notes the passing of retired staff member Bill Noyes on Sunday, April 9, 2023. Bill joined the college in 1976 and retired in November 2003 as Groundskeeper at Buildings and Grounds and the Department of Athletics. For a tribute to his life, please see the family’s… Continue reading »

The Death of Peggy Weyers

Williams mourns the passing of retired staff member Peggy Weyers, who passed away the age of 78 on April 11, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Peggy joined Williams in December of 1984, beginning a long career in administrative support, primarily in the Anthropology and Sociology departments. Working with her… Continue reading »

Towne Field House Closing

Williams students, faculty and staff, I let you know earlier this week that the Field House was temporarily closed for maintenance. Today I write to inform you that the building will unfortunately have to remain closed for the rest of this term and likely longer, so that we can fix newly-identified… Continue reading »

The Death of Sandra Montgomery

Williams mourns the passing of retired staff member Sandra Montgomery, who passed away the age of 82, on Friday, January 13, 2023, at her home in Adams, MA. Sandra joined Williams in 1979 and retired from her position as administrative assistant in the Department of Economics in 1999. She is… Continue reading »

Welcome to the Spring 2023 Semester!

Williams students, staff and faculty, Welcome to the first day of Spring 2023. I’m excited for the Williams community to embark on a new cycle of learning. It was wonderful to see winter study back in action: Students dug into topics ranging from impact… Continue reading »