Dr. Martin V. Covington, a longstanding SIG member and major contributor to the field of achievement motivation passed away last month. Dr. Covington was Professor Emeritus of the Graduate School in psychology at UC Berkeley. His pioneering work on self-worth theory and intrinsic motivation helped shape our field. Dr. Covington’s most recent book, Life Beyond Grades: Designing College Courses to Promote Intrinsic Motivation, co-authored with Linda von Hoene and Dominic Voge, was published this past summer (https://goo.gl/Mk8vEa). Marty was recognized an a distinguished teacher and an expert on how courses might be better designed to enhance student motivation. He served as the Presidential Chair in Undergraduate Education at Berkeley. View the obituary from UC Berkeley.