January 28, 2023
Ithaca, NY | 32°F


Retired professor passes away

Nick Vandam, a retired mathematics professor at Ithaca College, passed away Nov. 19.

Vandam, 64, battled a long-term disease. He taught at the college for 33 years and was a Vietnam veteran.

A service with full military honors, which several members of the college community attended, was held Saturday at Quick Cemetery, Brooktondale, near Ithaca.

James Conklin, associate professor and chair of mathematics at the college, said Vandam was passionate about teaching, the outdoors and community service.

“We will all miss Nick as a friend and as a valuable teacher in the department,” he said.

Vandam retired last semester.

He was a member of the the Adirondack Mountain Club, Finger Lakes Cycling Club, Cayuga Nordic Ski Club and was very active in maintaining the Finger Lakes Hiking Trail.  He also volunteered at the Caroline Food Pantry.