Professor Ronald P. Carvin ’76 authored an article about Herkimer’s Natural History Museum for the December 2013 issue of Conservationist Magazine.
“Indoor Nature Walk” begins with Professor Carvin telling how he has taught biology at Herkimer College for 33 years. Coming to work one winter morning, his class realizes that his nature walk is set to be inside. Carvin says “I planned to take them to visit the Herkimer College Natural History Museum, with more than 10,000 specimens.” Carvin earned an A.S. in Biology from Herkimer, and B.S. and M.S. degrees from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse. He has been committed to maintaining the College’s Nature Center and Natural History Museum.
Assistant Professor of English Andrew Devitt ’94 contributed to the novel Deathscape with award winning author Dana Marton.
The storyline: After a near death experience, artist Ashley Price is compelled to paint visions of the dead. Then she paints a man buried alive and, recognizing the surroundings, she rushes to save him. Instead of being grateful to her for rescuing him, detective Jack Sullivan accuses her of being in the league with a serial killer. He swears he will put her behind bars, but the more time spent with her the more he falls under her spell. Is he walking into another deadly trap? The novel was included in the Dangerous Attraction box set, which debuted at #35 on the USA Today best seller list and #21 on the New York Times best seller list.
Devitt holds an associate in arts degree from Herkimer College, bachelor of science from Excelsior College and master’s degree from Seton Hill University.