Muriel Cummings: Longtime employee,
colleague and friend
The university community lost a beloved friend and colleague on
March 29, 2005, when Muriel Cummings, administrative assistant at
Health Services for nearly 18 years, died suddenly on campus surrounded
by her friends and coworkers.
was a 1951 graduate of Spaulding High School in Rochester, and attended
Burdett College in Boston. She was employed in earlier years at
the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. She was married for 47 years to her
husband, Stewart, and they raised three sons and have four grandchildren.
She was very involved in local environmental issues and was a member
of seacoast conservation organizations.
In 1988, Muriel started working at Health Services in the Medical
Records & Registration department. Over the years she has touched
the lives of countless students, faculty and staff. She was very
often the first contact for people needing services, and would always
go the extra step to assist them, especially students. Herself the
mother of a former UNH student, Muriel felt a special connection
with parents, and would go to great lengths to find the right answers
when a parent would call or visit with questions.
Being a strong proponent of education, Muriel loved working in the
University environment. She was dedicated to her job at Health Services
and interacted with parents, students and coworkers with genuine
care and concern. We will cherish the happy memories of Muriel’s
love of a good story, adventurous shopping trips and legendary party
planning. Muriel was a shining light for everyone who knew her and
will be greatly missed by all.
On behalf of the staff at Health Services...
Kevin Charles, director