NEW LONDON, N.H. — Donald Coonley, a professor of humanities and communication studies at Colby-Sawyer College and an Emmy winner, has died at age 68.
Mr. Coonley, of New London, died of heart complications June 8 at a Lebanon hospital.
He taught from 1989 to 2008 at Colby-Sawyer, where he developed a video production program and launched a community radio station, WSCS-FM.
He had previously won an Emmy from the New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for producing the television version of his play “Windcrossing,’’ inspired by a Connecticut aviation pioneer. Mr. Coonley also received awards for a docudrama about a vanished Hungarian community in Bridgeport, Conn.
He was associate producer for his last project, “Winslow Homer: Society and Solitude.’’
The college established an annual award in his name.