Since our last news, the Department has lost two dear people, alumnus Don Bertolini and retired faculty member Bob Jenkins.

Dr. Donald R. Bertolini passed in August 2016. Dr. Bertolini was a proud and dedicated alumnus of Ithaca College, Class of 1971. His quest for knowledge motivated him on to a doctorate in Biology at Wesleyan University. His career as a research scientist in pharmaceuticals culminated as executive director of Bristol-Myers Squibb. Don graciously created the Bertolini Endowment at IC, which provides funds for student research in biology and biochemistry. Many of our students and faculty have greatly appreciated all of his support and interest over the years. We continue to honor him and greatly appreciate the family’s continued support to our students in his memory.

Dr. Robert Roy Jenkins passed away in September 2016. Formerly a Corporal in the United States Marines, Bob took his doctorate in Exercise Physiology at the University of Illinois. He taught anatomy and physiology at IC for 34 years. He started Campus Crusade for Christ on the Ithaca College campus and enjoyed teaching from the Bible. He retired in 2000, while he was still healthy enough to spend his time helping others in need through his Bethel Grove Church.