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Priscilla M. Clarkson 1947 - 2013

Priscilla M. Clarkson

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September 26, 2013
This is so sad. Her intro to ex phys was one of the best classes I ever took, and I still remember many things from her class, even though it has been decades. Dr. Clarkson was always such a cheerful person in class and very animated. She made learning fun!
September 11, 2013
Ah, I had so hoped to get out to Amherst and see Priscilla again. It was simply a case of to know Priscilla was to love her. She was a wonder. She was able to make Physiology of Exercise exciting and fun. I can still remember Q=HR X SV, oh so many years ago. Priscilla was truly a bright spark on this earth. I had asked many folks to send her hugs on my behalf over the last few months, I hope that she got them. It is so very sad to think that lovely smile will have to live in our hearts and memories now. Her energy is out there for all of us to now be better,kinder,more loving people. My deepest condolences to all of her family and friends.
August 29, 2013
Regretfully, I did not have the pleasure to meet Prof. Clarkson face to face, but nevertheless she became a significant person in my life. As a post graduate, I was inspired by her work into exercise induced muscle damage (and that of her colleague (Prof.) Ken Nosaka). At the time Priscilla's published insights were critical in framing a number of my studies, as she was unequivocally THE "guru" in the field. To my amazement, she accepted the invitation to review my doctoral thesis, and provided some particularly inspiring comments that made a significant impact on me as a young investigator. Science has lost a great leader.
August 28, 2013
Dr. Clarkson was a favorite professor of mine during my years at UMass. She ignited my passion for kinesiology and exercise science, a relatively new major at that time. I am so honored to have had many classes with her, and she is a deep part of my wonderful memories of my college years. My deepest sympathies to her family, a very special lady who touched the lives of so many.
August 28, 2013
I will always have incredible admiration for Dr. Clarkson and I know that there are legions of students and alumni who will continue to be inspired by her legacy. From the moment I met her I knew she was someone I wanted to emulate. Her brilliance coupled with her kindness and passion for her students was a rare combination. She will be dearly missed, fondly remembered and never forgotten.
August 28, 2013
Priscilla was a teacher's teacher, a stellar researcher and scholar, and a truly compassionate person. We all wanted to do our best for her always - she demanded inquisitiveness from her students...and got it. We are so very fortunate to have had her in our lives-
August 28, 2013
Priscilla was a fantastic and inspirational person and will be very sadly missed by a generation of students who were fortunate enough to work with her and get to know her. I will always remember with great affection my time in Amherst working with Priscilla, Feb-May 1993.

Deepest sympathy and Best Wishes at this very sad time.
August 27, 2013
During my time at UMass, I didn't have much contact with Dr. Clarkson, but during each interaction she was kind, supportive, and very willing to share her wisdom and experience about academia and life. I'm grateful for those few experiences, as even those small moments had a great affect on my life. She will be dearly missed by all. Hopefully, we all, who have been touched by her life, can continue her legacy in our own way.
August 27, 2013
Priscilla was a great teacher, but I will remember her more for the things she did outside the classroom. She sent 2 international student/researchers who came to study with her to live with us. They enriched our lives and that of our young children. She got my daughter a part as a reindeer in the Pioneer Valley Ballet's production of the Nutcracker. Katelynn was actually too young for the part, but because she was so tall for her age she never would have fit in with the other girls when she was old enough. When our son was born I was called out of Priscilla's class to meet my wife at the hospital. As I was leaving she said, “Take care of Maureen and I hope all goes smoothly.” I've tried to model my dealings with students from what I learned from her. As others have said she will be sorely missed.
August 27, 2013
Dr. Clarkson was truly special. She was an exceptional educator and mentor. Dr. Clarkson was, and always will be, one of my favorite professors; she taught me lessons that extend far beyond the campus of UMass-Amherst. I consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to learn from such an amazingly intelligent and talented woman and am so sorry to hear that we have lost her so soon.

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ACSM 2004, with Dr. Ken Nosaka

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