Martha DePecol Memorial Scholarship Endowment

This endowment was established in memory of Martha DePecol (1952-2002), Class of 1977, who was a well-known educator who was on the cutting edge of incorporating technology into the curriculum.  She wrote several CD-ROM textbooks and laboratory manuals for the A.D.A.D./Benjamin Cummings series and presented workshops and training seasons nationwide on the use of multimedia in teaching.  She was professor of anatomy, chemistry, and physiology at Middlesex Community Technical College in Middletown, Connecticut.  Martha DePecol had a long connection with JSC. She received her B.S in Health Science in 1977, majoring in chemistry and minoring in education.  After receiving her M.A. in nutritional biochemistry from Cornell University in 1979, she returned to JSC to teach chemistry for one year during a professor’s sabbatical.  From 1982-92, she served on the Alumni Council, including a term as president. In 1998, she received the JSC Distinguished Alumni Award.  She passed away far too young, from early onset dementia, on January 7, 2002.  Martha is survived by her sister and JSC classmate Nancy DePecol, ’77, and brother Mark DePecol, ’78. This endowment was established in 2008 through donations by her classmates and former students, thanks to a leadership donation from Claudia A. King ’83.


The Martha DePecol Memorial Scholarship goes to an upper class student in good academic standing, who has at least two full semesters remaining,  is majoring in the sciences or studying to teach the sciences, and shows promise of being someone likely to make a difference in the world. 


Recent Recipients


Brian Raulinaitis, Outdoor Education major with a concentration in adventure education and wilderness leadership, Class of 2012, Whitman, MA



Saul Blocher, Biology – Field Naturalist major, Class of 2010, Dummerston, VT



  • Edward Robbins, majoring in integrated environmental science, Class of 2010, Stowe, VT.



  • Lisa Hopkins, majoring in integrated environmental science, Class of 2011, West Glover, VT.



  • Nicholas Doyle, majoring in environmental science, Class of 2008, Kintnersville, PA.