Princeton Weekly Bulletin   January 9, 2006, Vol. 95, No. 13   search   prev   next

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Book chronicles life of Nobel laureate, Princeton’s first black professor
Dobkin keeps pace with faculty interests

Campus supports Dillard reopening, other Katrina relief efforts
Dillard president, Detroit pastor to speak at King Day celebration
Curriculum offers employees opportunities for professional and personal growth
Staff members graduate from skill-building program
Early admission offered to 599 students

Former ambassador to Israel and Egypt appointed visiting professor
Edmund King, scholar of Spanish literature, dies at age 91
Faculty promotions, appointments, resignations
People, spotlight

Calendar of events
By the numbers



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Photo of: Marilyn Gazzillo

Marilyn Gazzillo (photo: John Jameson)


Name: Marilyn Gazzillo.

Position: Media specialist and art cataloger in the Department of Art and Archaeology. Responsible for setting up, running and maintaining all audiovisual equipment used by the department. Cataloging new items and digital images for the department’s art collection, and assisting students and faculty with its use.

Quote: “There’s always new technology to work with in this job. I love dabbling and learning how to use equipment, so it’s perfect for me.”

Other interests: Working as an assistant to the casting director on Hollywood movies such as “Seabiscuit” and “A Beautiful Mind.” Playing with the St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church handbell choir. Motorcycle riding, surfing and horseback riding.


Christopher Watson, a member of the Princeton staff since 2000, has been named director of admission.

Photo of: Christopher Watson

Christopher Watson

Reporting to Dean of Admission Janet Rapelye, he will be responsible for the daily operations of the undergraduate admission office and managing the admission staff.

“Chris has been taking on increasing responsibilities since he joined our office five years ago,” Rapelye said. “He has been overseeing our selection committees, training staff members, traveling internationally and, most recently, coordinating the technological transition to the PeopleSoft system this summer. This promotion is a natural step for him to take and a recognition of his contributions to our team.”

A graduate of Bowdoin College, Watson earned a master’s degree in education from Boston University. He worked as regional director of the Foundation for Foreign Study in Cambridge, Mass., from 1991 to 1994 and as associate director of international admissions at Boston University from 1994 to 2000. He joined the Princeton staff as associate director of admission and was promoted to associate dean after one year.

Staff retirements

Effective Nov. 1: in building services, janitor Delma Creacy, after 24 years; in housing, building operations attendant Clarence Jones Sr., after 11 years.

Effective Dec. 1: in physics, academic support staff member Nadia Azmy, after 27 years; in environmental health and safety, senior technician Michael DuMont, after 32 years.

Staff obituaries

Retired employees

July: Roosevelt Lockhart, 75 (1972-1988, building services).

October: Harry Hansen, 87 (1942-1981, building services); Raymond Stout, 87 (1966-1986, maintenance); Evelyn Cantu, 98 (1958-1972, chemistry).