G. Scott Acton, assistant professor of psychology, died Feb.
6, 2006, in a motor vehicle accident. He was 35. Professor Acton
earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University, and
his master’s and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He
joined the RIT faculty in 2003. . . . Ruth
Estes, a longtime
librarian who retired in 1972, died Jan. 16, 2006, at age 92.
She was a charter member of the RIT Athenaeum and served as manager
of the organization’s library of paperbacks. . . . James
Scudder, associate professor of manufacturing and mechanical engineering
technology and program chair of electrical/mechanical engineering
technology, died Jan. 9, 2006. Professor Scudder was a member
of the RIT faculty since 1987. He was active in RIT’s Model
Railroad Club and served as faculty advisor for several years.
Professor Scudder had been receiving treatment for pancreatic