Friends and Neighbors: Community members’ achievements

Friday, January 05, 2018

Gabriel Martz, MD, son of Eric and Phyllis Martz, begins as the medical director of the Hartford Healthcare and Ayer Neuroscience Institute Comprehensive Epilepsy Center on Jan. 2. Martz graduated from Amherst Regional High School, attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed residency in neurology at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis.

He earned a fellowship in epilepsy at the University of Virginia Medical School and worked as an epileptologist at the Medical University of South Carolina. He was director of epilepsy at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Richard Atkinson was named to the fall high honors list at Pomfret School in Pomfret, Connecticut, where he is a member of the class of 2019.


Brandon Brozek was named to the fall semester trustee’s list at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.

Champlain College

Ezekiel Tierkel of Amherst and Samantha Penza of South Deerfield have been named to the fall semester dean’s list at the college in Burlington, Vermont.