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Five Colleges remembers two pioneers of collaboration

Jackie Pritzen, associate coordinator for academic programs at Five Colleges from 1969 until her retirement in 1995, passed away in August. Earlier this summer, E. Jefferson “Pat” Murphy, coordinator and chief executive of the consortium from 1975 to 1987, died. Jackie and Pat both played critical roles in the development and expansion of a wide variety of consortium projects, such as Five College certificate programs, creation of the Dance Department and the internationalization of Five College programs.

A memorial service for  Pat will be held at the Amherst College Alumni House, off Spring Street (near the intersection with Churchill Street), on Sunday, October 27 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

More extensive articles on Pat and Jackie will appear in Five College Newsbreaks in the fall.

View Jackie Pritzen’s obituary.

View Pat Murphy’s obituary.