George R. Poor '46 of Marblehead, MA, died October 13, 2009, surrounded by his family. He was 93. A jazz trumpeter, he studied at Berklee and also earned degrees from Harvard University and Harvard Law School. Poor served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He spent his career playing professionally backing such jazz greats as Dave McKenna, Jimmy Rushing, Maxine Sullivan, Jack Teagarden, and others. He is survived by his wife, Gladys; his daughters Jean, Sally and Susan; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Each year, following New Student Orientation, the Student Activities Center presents a series of events known as "Plug In" to help students get connected to the Berklee community. This year, on Thursday, September 11, two Student Activities Center student employees: Matias Ambrogi-Torres (Student Supervisor) and Nicole Roberts successfully presented students with a live Big Band Swing Night. Matias served as Conductor and Nicole sang during a variety of selections.