Margaret Bond, a long-time member of the MAG staff, died March 5, 2013.
“Bondie” joined MAG as a part timer in 1963 and became full-time head of public relations in 1965. A legendary wordsmith, she set the tone for Gallery Notes, the member newsletter today known as ARTiculate. She left the Gallery in 1979 to become associate director of University communications at UR and editor of Rochester Review.
A native of Rochester and a graduate of West High School and UR (’47), she served the University for a total of 54 years before retiring in 2001. Wrote UR associate VP Robert Kraus at the time of her retirement, “Our sincere thanks to an editor whose career came out of a lifelong love for her profession and her University, and for making sure, time and again, that the magazine came out right.”