TRACY HELIN MALS’06, a community advocate, died Aug. 15, 2016. He was 46. After receiving a culinary degree from Newbury College, he received a BA in sociology from Central Connecticut State University and a master’s from Wesleyan. He dedicated most of his life and career to advocacy on behalf of many issues. An avid athlete in addition to his many hobbies, he completed two full marathons and 11 half-marathons in a three-year period, completing some races while receiving treatment for his illness. Survivors include his wife, Christy Kovel, his parents, his sister, one nephew, several stepsisters, and a very large extended family.