Compiled and edited by Margie Meyer

If your life has been touched or impacted by any of these alumni, faculty, staff and friends of UNC please consider making a memorial gift in his or her name to UNC Foundation, Campus Box 20, Greeley, CO 80639. Questions? Contact Margie Meyer at (970) 351-1886.

John Harrison, former English professor at UNC, passed away in April. John taught at UNC for 35 years, covering subjects from Greek mythology to film, composition and literature. He also taught for two terms at UNC’s Italian campus near Florence. He published in musical theater and edited
The Opera Journal where he was a reviewer for more than 35 years. John served as chair of the scholarly papers’ competition for the National Opera Association for more than a quarter of a century. Memorial gifts may be made to the Joan and John Harrison English Scholarship at the UNC Foundation.

Gaylord D. Morrison, former professor at UNC, passed away in March. Gaylord served UNC for 28 years, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1979. He taught school administration, secondary education, psychology, and research and education trends, and was a student advisor, student teacher supervisor and served on doctoral committees. Memorial gifts may be directed to UNC Foundation for the Gaylord and Mercedes Morrison Scholarship Fund.

G. Joseph Moody, former professor of visual arts at UNC, passed away in May. Joe taught art in the public schools in New Mexico before earning his doctorate at Ball State University. His career at UNC began in 1968 and he retired as Emeritus Faculty in 1984.

Vic Nottingham (BA-52) passed away in May. A long-time supporter and contributor to UNC, Vic helped raise funds to build UNC’s football stadium, which was named in his honor. He was one of the founders of Union Colony Bank, campaigned for Greeley’s Union Colony Civic Center, served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the governing board of Aims Community College, and chaired United Way of Weld County. Among his many honors and recognitions were the Businessman of the Year award and the Sonny Mapelli Weld County Distinguished Citizen award. Vic was one of UNC’s Honored Alumni and a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Vic Nottingham Football Fund at the UNC Foundation.

John J. “JJ” Paolino (BA-59, MA-60), former member of the UNC Alumni Association Board of Directors (2006-2012) and long-time UNC volunteer, passed away in September. JJ flew more than 650 combat support sorties in Vietnam and logged more than 4,000 flying hours during his military career. After retiring from the Air Force as lieutenant colonel, he worked at Arizona Public Service and LSI Logic and was a consultant with numerous Fortune 500 companies. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Community Colleges of Arizona.


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(Above) Professional Oboist and Honored Alumnus Richard Killmer and his scholarship recipient, Zully Casallas (BM-16)