Category: "In memoriam"

Harvey Mudd Mourns Loss of Professor Emeritus Hank Krieger

Hank Krieger

The Harvey Mudd College community mourns the loss of mathematics Professor Emeritus Hank Krieger, who passed away on June 29. During his 37 years at Harvey Mudd College, Krieger held many leadership roles on campus, including chair of the Department of Mathematics and chair of the faculty. Within the math department, he was known for his kind, supportive and […]

In Memoriam: Carl Baumgaertner, Clinical Professor of Engineering Emeritus

The College mourns the loss of Carl Baumgaertner, clinical professor of engineering emeritus, aerospace systems and electronics expert, and decorated military veteran, who died Aug. 16 at the age of 95. In January 1943, six months out of military high school, where he graduated as a United States Army second lieutenant, Baumgaertner was called to […]

In Memoriam: Chemistry Professor Mitsuru Kubota

Mitsuru Kubota

Longtime Harvey Mudd College Professor of Chemistry Mits Kubota passed away Nov. 11. Kubota served on the faculty of the College between 1959 and 2000 and was chair of the Department of Chemistry from 1989 to 1995. An inorganic chemist and beloved professor, Kubota had an impressive professional career that included research fellowships at the […]

In Memoriam: Velma McKelvey

The late Velma McKelvey

Note: This notice was excerpted from the Oct. 20, 2018 Claremont Courier. For the full notice, visit Velma Enriqueta McKelvey: A tireless volunteer, instrumental in Harvey Mudd College founding Velma Enriqueta Vergara McKelvey, a devoted supporter of Harvey Mudd College since its founding, died peacefully at her home on July 13. She was 86 years old. […]

In Memoriam: Louise Bell

Kemper Ludlow, Louise Bell and Theresa Lynn

Louise Bell, a devoted supporter of Harvey Mudd College and wife of the late emeritus physics faculty member Graydon Bell, died August 16, 2018. “Louise Bell and her husband, Gray, opened their home and their lives to generations of HMC students and newer faculty members (Since Gray Bell was the founding member of the HMC […]

HMC Chemistry Professor Phil Myhre

Philip C. Myhre, Harvey Mudd College professor of chemistry emeritus

Philip C. Myhre, Harvey Mudd College professor of chemistry emeritus, passed away at home in Tennessee Aug. 26 following a short illness. Myhre was an important presence at the College, serving from 1960 to 1999. He earned a B.A. in chemistry from Pacific Lutheran College and a PhD at the University of Washington. He was a postdoctoral fellow at […]

Nancy Gamer, Former Alumni Director, Remembered

Harvey Mudd development staff, 1984

Nancy Gamer, a Harvey Mudd College Honorary Alumna and former director of alumni relations, passed away on April 26. She was 80 years old. Gamer arrived at Harvey Mudd in 1977 as a temporary worker and then was hired as alumni secretary. She was promoted into fundraising then to director of alumni relations. At HMC […]