Carol Rifelj, right, with her daughter Claire

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Middlebury President Ronald D. Liebowitz announced on November 8 that the College has renamed its faculty lecture series in memory of Carol Rifelj, a beloved French professor who passed away in October.

The Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series will be supported by a newly established fund for faculty development, which is also named in Rifelj’s honor.

“Carol’s dedication to the intellectual community of the College will be well represented through this highly visible series of lectures, and her support of faculty research will be continued through this fund,” Liebowitz said.

Liebowitz added that if the endowment produces greater revenue than is needed to support the lecture series each year, funds will be directed toward faculty research support.