• Nancie M. Barber
  • Carolyne Clay, SM '76 Course 3
  • Henry A. Hill '42
  • Janice Antoine Lumpkin '80 Course 10
  • Dr. Willie Ray Mackey, PhD '81 Course 18
  • Paul L. Moody '53 Course 3
  • Reginald Charles Moseley
  • Jann Patrice Primus, PhD '87 Course 7
  • Dr. Robert B. Ware
  • Dr. Yenwith K. Whitney '49 Course 16
  • Dr. Bette Woody '75 Course 11

Nancie M. Barber

Nancie M. Barber of Boston, who retired in 1996 after 12 years as a program manager of alumni activities for the MIT Association of Alumni and Alumnae, died on June 26 of cancer. She was 61 years old.  After leaving MIT, Barber was affiliated with United Way of Massachusetts Bay, the United Negro College Fund, Alternatives for Community and Environment, and the Lena Park Community Development Center. She is survived by her husband, Jon; a daughter, Tracie Allen of Boston; two sons, Christopher of Cheshire, Conn. and John Barber of Boston; a sister, Dianne Medley of Boston; and two grandchildren.

A funeral service was held on June 30. Donations in her memory may be made to the Thoracic Oncology Dept. at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston MA 02215.

Carolyne Clay, SM '76 Course 3

Carolyne Clay '74, quality assurance supervisor, metallurgy department, Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Co., former mentor and chair of the Black Students' Alliance at RPI, honored with many awards for her community service; Jan. 12, 2001


Carolyne Clay, 48, Spokane, Washington, died 12 January 2001. A high school valedictorian, Clay completed her bachelor's degree in engineering at Rennsalear Polytechnic Institute. She then earned two master's degrees, in metallurgy and engineering, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she went on to complete a Ph.D. degree in metallurgical engineering. (Advanced Materials & Processes 10/01/2001)

Dr. Henry A. Hill '42

Henry Aaron Hill was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on May 30, 1915. He earned Bachelor of Arts from Johnson C. Smith University, in 1936 and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1942. Henry Hill served as a Research Chemist for Atlantic Research Associates from 1942-43, Director of Research (1943-44), and Vice-President in Charge of Research from 1944-46 at Atlantic Research Corporation. Dr. Hill served as a civilian employee at the Office of Scientific Research and Development in 1944. From 1946-52, Henry Hill served as Supervisor of Research for the Dewey & Almy Chemical Company. From 1952, Dr. Hill was the Assistant Manager of National Polychemicals, Inc. Henry A. Hill was the founder and President of the Riverside Research Laboratory in 1962. In 1976 he served as Director for the Rohm & Haas Company. Dr. Henry Aaron Hill's research focused on fluorocarbons.


Janice Antoine Lumpkin '80 Course 10


The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) regrets to announce the death of Dr. Janice Lumpkin on October 21.1997. The department and the College of Engineering have suffered a great loss.  Professor Lumpkin was a true star in her profession and an inspiration to her students and colleagues.  She will be sorely missed.  We send our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to her husband Carl, to their four children Nicole, Jessica, Jordan and Olivia, and to Janice's entire family.





MACKEY DR. WILLIE RAY MACKEY (OSAGYEFO KARIMI SALMONE FAYE), renowned scientist and African dancer, born May 16, 1953, passed away suddenly on Friday, Aug. 6, 2004 at age 51. Born in Memphis, TN., raised in St. Louis, MO. he received a Bachelor of Arts in Physics and Mathematics with a concentration in African American Cultural Arts from Oberlin College. He received a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from MIT. He was founder of the Cooper Community Science Center in Roxbury, MA.; Institute of Rational Analysis, Boston, MA.; Amiraka Afrique, Dayton; Po Tolo Studio Complex, Cincinnati, and the McNair-Diop Astrophysical Institute. He performed extensively throughout New England with the Art of Black Dance and Music and completed a seven year apprenticeship under Raymond Sylla of Senegal, West Africa. He also served on the Ohio Arts Council Dance Panel. He was Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Wilber-force University and at the time of his death was a Spacecraft Plasma Physicist at the NASA Lewis Research Center in Cleveland and Director of Modern Africa Tama Tama. CALLING HOURS WILL ON TUES-DAY, AUG. 10, 2004 FROM 2-6 P.M. AT THE PERNEL JONES AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 7120 CEDAR AVE. A celebration of Dr. Mackey's life will be held at the African American Museum, 1765 Crawford Rd. on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004 at 6:30 p.m. Interment will be in St. Louis, MO. where services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. www.cleveland.com/obits  Published in The Plain Dealer on 8/8/2004.

Paul L. Moody '53 Course 3


Published on February 17, 1998. (Boston Globe)

Paul L. Moody of Cambridge, owner of Omega Systems Inc., a toxic-waste company, died at his home Friday. He was 73.Omega Systems was the first black-owned company to win rubbish-removal contracts in BostonBorn and raised in Cambridge, he attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. He later received his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Northeastern University and a master's from MIT.

Mr. Moody was a Tuskegee Airman and active in the NAACP and Urban League.

Reginald Charles Moseley

Reginald Charles Moseley, 55, of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. Visitation is from 6 p.m. Wednesday until funeral at 7:30 p.m. at Gracepoint Gospel Fellowship Church, New City, N.Y. Interment is in Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Greenville, S.C. Please log onto www.plintoncurry.com to sign his guest book.

Published in Star-Ledger on Oct. 17, 2010 - See more at: http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/obituary.aspx?n=reginald-charles-moseley&pid=146012866&fhid=4857

Jann Patrice Primus, PhD '87 Course 7


Excerpt from Angela Benson email

The funeral is tomorrow {16FEB02} in Atlanta and the body will be taken back to her home in Elyria, Ohio for burial.  Before she died, she completed the paperwork to establish a scholarship in her name at Spelman.  Quite a few members of her class (our class) are contributing to this fund.  The family is asking for contributions to this fund in lieu of flowers.

Checks for the scholarship should be made payable to Spelman College. Indicate on the memo line that the contribution is for the Jann Primus Scholarship Fund. Forward to Spelman College, 350 Spelman Lane, SW, Box 1303, Atlanta, GA 30314-4399.

Dr. Robert Ware

SAVANNAH — Dr. Robert Ware of Savannah, Ga., age 48, died Thursday, April 20, 2006, in Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich. A Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2006, in the School of Business auditorium at Savannah State University, Savannah. Dr. Ware was born April 3, 1958, in Albuquerque, N.M., to Robert and Thelma Francis Ware. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, his master’s degree from M.I.T., his J.D. in International and Cyber Law from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. in International Business and Management from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Ware was a professor at the University of Michigan - Flint, from July of 2003 to July of 2005, and was currently a professor of Business Administration and Law at Savannah State University. He was beloved by his wife, Nichole Castater of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Marie-Antoinette Ware of Oak Point, Texas; his mother, Thelma Ware of Atlanta, Ga.; and his sister, Sandra Ware of Washington, D.C.

Dr. Yenwith K. Whitney '49 Course 16 

BAMIT Life Member and former BAMIT Board Member and President in 2001.

Yenwith Whitney, a Tuskegee Airman, died in Sarasota at age 86. (Herald-Tribune archive / Phil Diederich)

By Halle Stockton (Herald-Tribune)

Published: Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 3:20 p.m.

SARASOTA – Yenwith K. Whitney became best known for his progressive service as a fighter pilot with the all-black Tuskegee Airmen group in World War II.

Once the Bronx native retired from the military, he continued to take on significant roles as a family man, missionary, engineer and finally a church executive before retiring to Sarasota.

Whitney died Tuesday at the age of 86.

He lived in Sarasota for 13 years as a revered elder at the First Presbyterian Church and a regular keynote speaker on his wartime experiences breaking through the segregated military’s color barrier.

Dr.  Bette Woody

Department: Course: Degree: Year:
CP 11 PHD 1975 

Professor - University of Massachusetts - Boston

Bette Woody

Cherished wife of Albert Huerby. Died peacefully at home on July 31 in Cambridge. Survived by 2 brothers Nelson Woody of Dayton, OH and Lloyd Emerson Woody of Columbus, OH. A celebration of her life will be held in Sept. at a time to be announced. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Youth Enrichment Services Program of Boston, 412 Mass Ave., Boston, MA 02118. Arrangements by William T. Hickey & Son, CAMBRIDGE. Published in the Boston Globe on 8/3/2003. (reference: http://www.legacy.com/)