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Summer 2012

The Magazine of Hartwick College

Process and Progress through the Liberal Arts

Next Steps for Newest Alumni Three-Year Program Ahead of the Curve Fulbright Perspectives High-Impact Philanthropy

When I was growing up in Oneonta, Hartwick was a single building high on a hill. In 1991, when I returned to serve on the Board of Trustees, Hartwick had grown in size and stature. During my years on the Board I was impressed with the quality and dedication of the faculty and the creative energy of the student body. Now, more than a decade later, my husband Harold and I are proud to support Hartwick as it moves forward with excellence and innovation. Joyce Cheseboro Buckingham, Trustee Emerita

Hartwick College Board of Trustees

Diane Pfriender Hettinger 77 | Acting Chair Betsy Tanner Wright 79 | Secretary John K. Milne 76 | Treasurer Margaret L. Drugovich, D.M. | President A. Bruce Anderson 63 John D. Bertuzzi Carol Ann Hamilton Coughlin 86 Jeanette Cureton Elaine A. DiBrita 61 Edward B. Droesch 82 Arnold M. Drogen Virginia S. Elwell 77 Debra Fischer French 80 Robert S. Hanft 69 Sarah Griffiths Herbert 88 Kathi Fragola Hochberg 73 Halford B. Johnson P86 Paul R. Johnson 67 William J. Kitson, III 86 Francis D. Landrey P06 Ronald P. Lynch 87 Erna Morgan McReynolds Nancy M. Morris 74, H06 John W. Nachbur 85 Christopher Provino 08 Lisa Schulmeister 78 Robert E. Spadaccia 70

The Buckinghams are loyal and creative supporters of the College whose gifts range from the Margaret B. Cheseboro Memorial Scholarship to the installation of the Portrait of a Mad Man, a breakdancer bronze statue that graces the Arnold Rain Garden (by artist Roxanne Becofsky 11).The couples major commitment to the Colleges upcoming campaign includes both endowed funds for scholarship and annual support.

To talk about how you can get more involved at Hartwick, please contact Vice President for College Advancement Jim Broschart at 607-431-4026 or


Summer 2012 | Volume LV: No. 1

ExECuTIVE EDIToR David Conway Co-EDIToR AND FEATuRES WRITER Elizabeth Steele P12 Co-EDIToR AND SENIoR DESIGNER Jennifer Nichols-Stewart CoNTRIBuTING WRITERS Alicia Fish 91, Chris Gondek, Cassandra Miller, Holly Sayman 12, Rachel Stevenson WICK oNLINE Stephanie Brunetta CoNTRIBuTING PHoToGRAPHERS Gerry Raymonda, Jamie Novak, Elizabeth Steele P12, James Jolly, Cassandra Miller, and submitted EDIToRIAL ADVISoRY BoARD Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich, President Jim Broschart, VP for College Advancement David Conway, VP for Enrollment Management and Marketing Dr. Meg Nowak, VP for Student Life Dr. Michael G. Tannenbaum, Provost Alicia Fish 91, Senior Director of Donor and Alumni Relations EDIToRIAL oFFICE Dewar union, Hartwick College oneonta, NY 13820 Tel: 607-431-4038, Fax: 607-431-4025 E-mail: Web: We welcome comments on anything published in The Wick. Send letters to The Wick, Hartwick College, Po Box 4020, oneonta, NY 13820-4018 or The Wick is published by Hartwick College, P.o. Box 4020, oneonta, NY 13820-4018. Diverse views are presented and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editors or official policies of Hartwick College.

In this issue:
2 Presidents Perspective:
Lets Call it Priceless

24 Portrait in Philanthropy:

3 Ahead of the Curve:

Frank Perrella 50, H90, P75 and Future Generations Science and the Art of Observation Newest Alumni Put the Liberal Arts to Work

First Three-Year Class Graduates Hartwick Honors Great Friends Getting to Commencement Student Showcase 2012

26 Breakthrough:

4 Leadership in Action: 6 A Week in Review:

28 Getting from Here to There:

8 Adding Knowledge:

32 Homecoming and Reunion Schedule

Alumni News: Loyalty Club Named Shoen 99 Joins Ranks

10 Faculty in the Role of

Teacher-Scholars Philosophy Professor Wins Award Faculty as Authors

34 Athletics:

Olympic Presence, Times Three

14 Commentary:

35 Class Notes 43 In Memorium 48 Volunteer Highlight:

Neal Miller 72 Never Says No

Making Progress in Politics Hartwicks Latest Fulbright Scholar and Four who Precede Him Inspiring Lecture and Luncheon The Connection Between Endowed Funds and Global Learning

16 In Good Company:

21 Philanthropy in Action:

Inside Back Cover Tribute: James J. Elting, Chair of the Board

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On the Cover: Griffing, D. Ghost Ranch Denizen. 2001. Private collection.

Artists statement by Dr. David Griffing, Associate Professor of Geology, Hartwick College: Ghost Ranch Denizen is an example of the geological inspiration of my artwork. one of my favorite painters, Georgia oKeefe, lived and painted many works at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico at the same time that dozens of dinosaur fossils were being discovered on the property. Although she met the young paleontologist and had him identify many cow bones that she painted, she never used the fossils as subject matter. This painting attempts to use some of her techniques to render a single skeleton of Coelophysis.

From the President

Lets Call it Priceless

Not long ago a mother of a prospective student shared this dilemma with me: she wanted a Hartwick education for her daughter, but she didnt know if her family could afford it. She clarified that they probably could afford it, but it would take significant sacrifice and her family would have to make some hard choices. She said her family was struggling with these choices. She asked if there was anything more the College could do to make this experience possible for her daughter. This conversation occurs more frequently with each passing year. I appreciate this mothers candor on its many levels. She was struggling to make an important decision that will change her daughters life, and the lifestyle of her family. She also exposed the fundamental dilemma of the affordable education question. The press repeatedly fashions the question of the relative worth of a college or advanced degree in terms of accumulated debt vs. future opportunity. (Its a good question that, if asked 10 years ago about real estate, might have helped us to avoid the housing crisis.) However, the more complex and fundamental question is this: Who should be expected to pay for the high quality educational experience that we all expect and demand? As a nation, it has been decades since we truly grappled with this question. The result is a public that is largely unpreparedfinancially and psychologicallyto pay for the true cost of the quality education they want for their children. I think about worth and value almost daily. For reasons that are economic and financial and social and political, I believe that colleges will have to pick up the tab for a disproportionate amount of the real costs associated with a high quality education. This may seem unfair. Isnt quality education a good and a service we should all embrace and for which we should be willing to sacrifice? Is it fair that people want the best quality at a deep discount? At the end of the day, issues of fairness will need to yield to necessity because we cant afford to educate only for near term return. In truth, the worth of a great education will be measured for generations to come, the dividends realized in the very fiber of our culture. As educators we are in the best position to fight against such expedient and time-bound questions as Why study philosophy? Engaged citizenry that can do more than turn a personal profitand actually shape a future requires an understanding of art, philosophy, history, science, and literature. Thinking expansively and futuristically requires exposure to catalysts that can be found in a multitude of disciplines. Nothing grows in a sterile environment. What is the worth of this type of education? Given that the future of the society depends upon it, lets call it priceless. How will Hartwick assure the continuation of its critical mission? Through engagementof its generous supporters, its outstanding educators, and the open and active minds of young people prepared for the challenge. They comprise this issue of the Wick. No one understood the importance of people to process better than Chairman of the Hartwick Board of Trustees Dr. James Elting. As many of you know, Jim passed away on August 10, leaving us to forge ahead with his memory of his ever-present words of encouragement to sustain us. The first of our tributes to Jim, his memorial service on the Hartwick campus, was anticipated as this edition of The Wick went to press. Jim Elting will always be remembered for making our process, and our progress, possible. The value of Jims influence? Priceless.

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Campus News

In the News: The Three-Year Degree

COURSE LOAD Hartwick three-year students typically take 18 credit hours in each regular semester and four credit hours during J Term. Summer classes are not required, freeing students to earn money or do internships. PREFERENCE Three-year students have first choice in registering for Hartwick classes and benefit from specially-prepared advisors. CHOICES 24 of 31 of Hartwicks academic departments offer the three year option. The highest enrollments are in Biology, Psychology, and Nursing. GOAL The three year program is, and always will be, an option. Plans call for not more than 10% of students to enroll for three years. In spring 2012, 87 students were pursuing their Hartwick degree in three years. SAVINGS Students graduate with full course credits while they and their families save a full years tuition, room, and board. Graduates enter the workforce or graduate school a full year ahead of their peers. ASSESSMENT President Drugovich and Dr. Golden are conducting a comprehensive program analysis. Preliminary results will be available this fall. RECOGNIZED Hartwick is at the forefront among the nations three-year degree programs, according to one major media source.

While Other Colleges Consider, Hartwick Graduates First Class

Hartwicks inaugural three-year program graduates pose with President Drugovich before Commencement: Sarah Thomas, Victoria Halsted, Simonne Boswell, Ellyssa Tennant, Diana Acker, Isaac Ofori, Samantha Hart, Chelsea Jordan, Tasha Bradt, Sydney Carncross, Carmen Lookshire, and Katelyn Caruso-Sharpe.

Some colleges and universities are just announcing a three-year degree option; others are still considering this way to meet the needs of cost-sensitive families. Ahead of the curve, Hartwick graduated its first cohort with the Class of 2012. Twelve students comprise the inaugural class of the Colleges pioneering Three-Year Bachelors Degree program, which was launched in February 2009. Pursing a Hartwick degree in three years instead of four suits many highly motivated and goal-oriented individuals well. It also suits this College, its dedication to its students, and its commitment to creative problem solving. President Margaret L. Drugovich says, Challenges created by important questionsquestions like how can we make an education affordable while maintaining the quality of the experience?are the perfect catalyst for innovation. Colleges must create solutions to this and other important educational questions because we have the intellectual capital necessary to do so. We must put administrative inconvenience aside and act. We must respond because we can respond. Some colleges are resisting this option, with critics claiming that three-year degree programs could force students to cram through their studies at the expense of a full college experience. Hartwick three-year students find they can have it all. For example, Tasha Bradt spent a J Term in Ireland, Sydney Carncross served on the Executive Board of Student Senate, Isaac Ofori played football, Catelyn Caruso-Sharp pledged AOPi sorority, and Simonne Boswell was a Resident Assistant. President Drugovich and Faculty Chair Reid Golden spent this spring conducting a qualitative and quantitative study of Hartwicks three-year baccalaureate program. Preliminary data indicate that there is little difference in the types of experiences and variations in success between three and four year students, says Golden. These data and the continued growth in the number of students seeking to participate demonstrate that Hartwick College has been successful in implementing an attractive and innovative program. And, if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the fact that this program is beginning to be copied by several schools reinforces the fact that Hartwick College has become a national leader in the debate over the cost of an undergraduate degree.

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College Honors an Accomplished Few

Recognizing Excellence Among Past Trustees
Frances P. Sykes P96 was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Human Letters at Commencement 2012. Sykes is president of the Pascale Sykes Foundation, an organization that supports innovative, long-range umbrella programs that target low-income families. Sykes daughter, Tiernan 96, and husband, Matt Close 97, joined Sykes husband, Skip, and many friends for the Commencement festivities. Sykes was elected to the Hartwick College Board of Trustees in 2005. She served as Secretary of the Board for four years and was, at various times, a member of the Financial Affairs, Development, Investment, Facilities, and Executive Committees of the Board.

President Margaret L. Drugovich describes Sykes as one who brings her sharp insight and unflinching conviction to every task. Fran both nurtures and challenges, because she knows that the true meaning of philanthropyphilathropiais to acknowledge and nurture what it is to be fully human. Fran helps others become most fully who they are able to be. Drugovich awarded the Presidents Medal posthumously to John W. Johnstone 54, H90 in recognition of the enduring impact of his leadership of the College. Devoted to his alma mater, Johnstone served 18 years on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and another 18 on the Hartwick Board of Trustees, including nine as Chairman of the Board. Hartwick recognized him with an Honorary Doctor of Science in 1990; the Johnstone Science Center is named in honor of him and his wife. A highly regarded business leader, he

on behalf of the faculty, Sociology Professor Kate oDonnell presented Frances P. Sykes P96 for an Honorary Doctor of Letters during Commencement 2012.

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was elected President of Olin Corporation in 1985. Olin Corp. is a diversified manufacturer operating in chemical products, metals, and ammunition. John was a man of significant intellectual stature and vision, Drugovich says. He firmly believed in the power of combining theory and practice, and he carried this approach forward to craft a remarkable career. He was a rare man of many talents open-minded, adaptive, and loyal, he won the admiration and respect of many.

Carol Woodard has applied the Hartwick ideals of critical thinking, curiosity, creativity, and service to others in her lifelong work in education. As a teacher, a writer and a philanthropist, she has helped others to recognize the world as a truly awe-inspiring place. True to the Colleges mottoad altiora semperCarol helps us to look up, see beyond what is, and imagine what can be. President Margaret L. Drugovich

Countless Hartwick students have been shaped by his generosity. Few individuals can claim the transformational return on investment that can be counted by Frank Perrella. Carol Woodard 50, H91 is a pioneering educator, advocate for early childhood education, and author of both textbooks and childrens books. She received the Presidents Award for Liberal Arts in Practice in honor of her lifes commitment to melding theory and practice.

Frank Perrella 50, H93, P75 received the Presidents Medal for his enduring support of the College. He served in the Navy during World War II, attended Hartwick on the GI Bill, and went to work in his familys business, Perrella Gloves, Co., before opening his own tannery. Now a Trustee Emeritus, Perrella served on the Board for a decade and has generously supported Hartwick College student learning through scholarships. The Perrella Wellness Center is named in his honor. One of the most humble and generous men I know, Frank believes that his tremendous success is due to hard work and luck, and that his luck obligates him to share his good fortune with others, Drugovich says.

Through her work, Woodard has created a better understanding of early childhood education and has advanced teachers thinking on how best to incorporate diverse disciplines into their curricula. A Professor Emerita at the State University of New York Buffalo and Director of Consultants in Early Childhood, Woodard is a Hartwick Trustee Emerita. Ralph, her husband of more than 60 years, joined her for the ceremony.

Drugovich describes her thus: Carol Woodard has applied the Hartwick ideals of critical thinking, curiosity, creativity, and service to others in her lifelong work in education. As a teacher, a writer, and a philanthropist, she has helped others to recognize the world as a truly awe-inspiring place. True to the Colleges mottoad altiora semper Carol helps us to look up, see beyond what is, and imagine what can be.

Claire Johnstone and her son, Robert, accept the Presidents Medal on behalf of her late husband, John Johnstone.

Commencement 2012 represented a reunion for 1950 classmates Frank Perrella H93, P75 and Carol Woodard H91. Perrella received the Presidents Medal, and Woodard the Presidents Award for Liberal Arts in Practice.

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Presidents Farewell, One-to-Go Nurses Pinning


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These are my messages for you, the members of the Class of 2012. I urge you to leverage the knowledge and the art of learning that you have mastered during the last four years with initiative and your imagination, but most of all, to do this with integrity. As [the mission statement] says at Hartwick: to live with creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, and personal courage. These are small words with big meanings that will shape your lives.
Kathy ordoez 72, H00 Commencement Speaker, Senior Vice President, Discovery and Development, Quest Diagnostics

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Student Showcase 2012

Its the best of what Hartwick isa celebration of knowledge, says Desiree Fuller 12 of Hartwick Colleges fifth annual Student Showcase: An Exhibition of Liberal Arts in Practice. Growing in depth and breadth each year, Showcase consists of student research and projects presented in the form of papers, posters, performances, art exhibitions, and demonstrations. More than 200 students demonstrated pride in their achievements by presenting works that covered 188 topics. Fuller prepared an oral presentation on her Duffy Family Ambassador Award-winning project Museums and Truth. (See p. 22.) An anthropology major with a minor in museum studies, Fuller traveled to South Africa to explore how museums there present and portray the issue of apartheid. She is now attending the University of Toronto to earn a Masters in Museum Studies. Biology major Andrew Kirkpatrick 12, winner of both the Margaret B. Chesebro Memorial and Deborah M. Allen Brennan Memorial Scholarships, presented Localization of the Expression of Zm13 in Pollen Grains of Arabidopsis thaliana Using Green Fluorescent Protein. Kirkpatrick, who is pursuing a Masters in Biological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, observed the gene expression and protein function of Zm13, a gene found in the plant species Zea mays. His was one of the initiatives that impressed then Chair of the Board of Trustees James Elting, who said, Its amazing that students at Hartwick are doing this type of research at an undergraduate level. The hybridizing of the Zm13 protein with the visual tag Green Fluorescent would be something Id expect to see at the graduate level of research. Elting knew excellencehe was a graduate of Yale and Columbia Universities, an orthopedic surgeon at Bassett Healthcare, and a clinical assistant professor of Orthopedic surgery at Columbia University. Hartwicks Showcase was a draw for another VIPCongressman Richard Hanna accepted President Drugovichs invitation to join the student panel discussion, What is the Value of Scientific Research in a Liberal Arts Undergraduate Education? Panelists from the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines were moderator Tyler Hall 13, Aaron Griffing 14, Jessica McCaffrey 14, Grace Mele 14, Sheila Niedziela 13, Molly Snelling 14, and Ethan Staats 13. I am genuinely impressed by the level of excellence displayed by the students of Hartwick College, Hanna said after the event. I walked away with an even greater appreciation of the role of liberal arts studies in a science-related major. Snelling, a nursing major, was awarded a Freedman Prize for her presentation Nursing through the Medium of Theatre. The Freedman Prize, established by Hartwick friends Allen Freedman H00 and Judy Brick Freedman in 2002, recognizes superior student-faculty collaborative research and creative projects in the Natural Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, and Theatre Arts. Snelling collaborated with Professors Peggy Jenkins and Malissa Kano-White to develop an interdisciplinary approach to nursing education. Theatre students acted as patients with respiratory problems for nursing students to diagnose. Snelling used a freeze frame approach to explain what the nursing students should be considering within the scenario. Kano-White plans to build on Snellings beginning. Next year we will incorporate and expand the performance application of this project with Dr. Jenkins nursing course. I will be working with Nursing student Lauren Czyras 13, to develop Mollys scenarios and the theatre aspect of this project.

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Conducting Research, Building Knowledge, Presenting Results

I am continually impressed with the wide-ranging knowledge of our students and the creativity with which they solve problems and seek solutions to their proposed research question. Many times this search requires students to cross over from the classroom to real life experience, and also to look outside their own discipline. Showcase truly demonstrates the power of experiential learning melded with a liberal arts education.
Assistant Professor of Art Stephanie Rozene, Co-coordinator of Student Showcase with Geology Professor David Griffing

I am genuinely impressed by the level of excellence displayed by students of Hartwick College.

Congressman Richard Hanna

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Faculty News

Dual Agenda: Excellence in Teaching and in Scholarship

In support of their work to demystify the galaxy, the Bible, womens roles in politics, educational curriculum, and the second law of thermodynamics, five Hartwick professors have been presented with honors to be realized next academic year.
Drs. Parker Troischt and Gary Herion have been named Wandersee Scholars-in-Residence. The honor is given in memory of Professor of History and Chair of the Faculty Dr. Winifred D. Wandersee and recognizes a strong record of commitment and accomplishment in scholarship. Troischt, Associate Professor of Physics, will continue his work with Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA (ALFALFA) telescope-based research on galaxy groups and clusters. The research will involve characterizing the influence of environment of the development and evolution of individual galaxies within groups and clusters, says Troischt, who has involved numerous students in advanced research in Puerto Rico with ALFALFA. He has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support students astronomy research.

Herion, Professor of Religious Studies, will develop the Liberal Arts Bible. With the support of the Society of Biblical Literature and himself as chief editor, he hopes to produce a new, two-volume college textbook edition of the Bible, complete with annotations and essays directed at todays college freshmen. Hartwick students will be involved in the project on a weekly basis, gaining valuable experiential learning as they provide feedback on the Liberal Arts Bible, Herion says, noting that he intends to have these students present their work at Student Showcase 2013. Dr. Laurel Elder, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science, received the Teacher/Scholar Award for her intellectual leadership of the campus community. Elder was also a Wandersee Scholar-in-Residence in 2005-06. Her most recent work, From Hillary to Michelle: Public Opinion and the Spouses of Presidential Candidates with Barbara Burrell and Brian Frederick was published in Presidential Studies Quarterly. (See p. 14) Dr. Mark Davies, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Education, has been honored with the Margaret B. Bunn Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award was established to honor a long-time friend of the College and trustee of 14 years.

Faculty celebrate Commencement: Andrew Pfeifer (Biochemistry), Marc Shaw (Theatre), and Parker Troischt (Physics).

I feel incredibly honored and humbled, Davies said of the recognition. Davies specializes in curriculum and instruction. In presenting the award Provost Mike Tannenbaum said, His classroom is characterized by inquiry, discovery, critique, discussion, and understanding. The Class of 2012 chose Dr. John Dudek, Associate Professor of Chemistry, to deliver the faculty address at Baccalaureate. In his speech You Cant Fight Entropy, Dudek reminded students that their life could not be 100 percent efficient because of false starts, diversions and idleness, which are all part of the second law of thermodynamics. I cannot tell you where your engine will go and what kind of work it will do, he said at the ceremony. I can offer advice for the direction of travel, but in the end it is your engine. Loosen the screws, change the pistons, tag it with graffiti; make it your own for there is no one else quite like you. Harness all that energy, but respect the entropy of creativity and imagination.

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Professor as Author
Hartwick faculty collaborate with colleagues nationwide, move their practice across disciplines, and investigate deeply to extend the knowledge base in their fields of interest and expertise.

Associate Professor of Anthropology Jason Antrosio co-authored a chapter for In Textile Economies: Power and Value from the Local to the Transnational (AltaMira Press). Antrosio collaborated with Dr. Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld (UNC-Chapel Hill) as well as Dr. Eric C. Jones (UNC-Greensboro) to write Creativity, Place, and Commodities: The Making of Public Economies in Andean Apparel Industries. Associate Professor of History Vicki Howard contributed a chapter for a history textbook, Retrieving the American Past (The Ohio State University). Howards chapter is Weddings in American Consumer Society, 1945-1970s. Her research interests include American Business History, Women in American History, and Consumer Culture. Associate Professor of Political Science and Department Chair Laurel Elder and her frequent collaborator, Dr. Steven Greene (North Caroline State-Raleigh), just published The Politics of Parenthood: Causes and Consequences of the Politicization and Polarization of the American Family (SUNY Press). (See Commentary, p. 14) Professor of History Edythe Ann Quinn recently published With My Knapsack on My Back: The Civil War History of Thirty-seven Black Men from The Hills, an African-American Community in Westchester County, NY. Professor of English Thomas Travisano published two books this spring, adding to his considerable record of scholarship. Elizabeth Bishop in the Twenty-First Century: Reading the New Editions (University of Virginia Press) buttresses Travisanos position as an eminent scholar of the poets life and work. He collaborated with Dr. Angus Cleghorn (Seneca College, Canada) and Dr. Bethany Hicok (Westminster College, PA) in co-editing the book. Travisano co-edited The New Anthology of American Poetry: Vol. III: Postmodernisms 1950-Present (Rutgers University Press) with Dr. Steven Gould Axelrod (University of California-Riverside) and Camille Roman

(Brown University, Washington State University-Pullman). Volume III highlights American poetry from 1950 to the present, including works by Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, and Sylvia Plath, as well as lyrics by Bob Dylan and Queen Latifah. Associate Professor of Philosophy J. Jeremy Wisnewski co-edited Ethics and Phenomenology (Lexington Press) with Mark Sanders of the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics. The publisher defines it as, a collection of essays that explores the relationship between moral philosophy and the phenomenological tradition. Examples include the value-theory found in philosophers like Husserl, Scheler, and de Beauvoir, as well as essays on such discreet issues as the environment, parenthood, and digital copyright. The book is Wisnewskis 11th publication. Arrested Development and Philosophy is the most recent of his six volumes in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series. Professor of Art Phil Young contributed two poems to the multilingual collection, Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas. Young is of Cherokee descent, as is the anthologys editor, Allison Hedge Coke. The Reynolds Chair of Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, Hedge Coke is a past National Endowment for the Humanities Visiting Distinguished Professor at Hartwick. History Professor Peter Wallace has just released the new edition of The Long European Reformation: Religion, Political Conflict, and the Search for Conformity, 1350-1750. With the books release in England and the United States, publishers Palgrave Macmillan say, Incorporating the latest research, the second edition of this essential text now features a new chapter on the Reformation and Islam [and] expanded discussion of gender issues. Wallace says he was able to include a new cover painting with a dog in church thanks to the expert assistance of Hartwick Art Professor Betsey Ayer. The first edition of The Long European Reformation was released in 2003.

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Philosopher as Sculptor: Professors Work Commissioned for Boston Installation

Associate Professor of Philosophy Stefanie Rocknak is the winner of a highly competitive art commission. Her work of Edgar Allan Poe, Poe Returning to Boston, has been chosen from among 265 artists worldwide to adorn the Square that bears the poets name in his home city of Boston, MA.
Rocknak will enlarge her 19 basswood model in preparation for the final piece: a life-size (approximately 58) figure of Poe in bronze. Casting will be done by professionals in the Boston area; installation will take place 18 to 24 months after funds are raised for the project (learn more at: www.poeboston.

Just off the train, the figure will be walking south towards his place of birth, where his mother and father once lived, Rocknak explains. Poe, with a trunk full of ideasand worldwide successis finally coming home. She considers this work to be more painterly than much of her acclaimed sculpture. This is an usual and exciting depiction of Poe, says Chairman of the Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston Paul Lewis. Rather than the dissipated, exhausted, and troubled figure commonly seen, Rocknak has created a dynamic, forceful Poe. Returning to the city of his birth, he is overflowing, bursting with creative energy. Boston Mayor Tom Menino also has high praise for Rocknaks design. The statue is full of life and motion and is sure to inspire residents and future writers alike for generations to come, he says.

Plans call for this statue of one of Americas most influential writers to be installed in Edgar Allan Poe Square, a tree-lined brick plaza at the intersection of Boylston Street and Charles Street South, just two blocks north of where Poe was born in 1809. Rocknak is an award-winning member of the Sculptors Guild whose work has appeared in numerous publications and in more than 40 exhibitions, including a group show at the Anacostia Museum of Smithsonian Institution. A professor of philosophy at Hartwick since 2001, her scholarly interests include the 18th-century Scottish philosopher David Hume (the subject of her forthcoming book), the philosophy of art, and the philosophy of the mind. n

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The Practice and Product of Politics:

Educating an Engaged Citizenry

As a professor of political science, I strive to make students want to learn about government and politics, not only with the goal of succeeding academically, but so that they can effectively carry out their responsibilities as citizens and keep our democracy strong.
One approach I like involves taking advantage of high-profile political events as they unfold. For example, I offered The 2012 Presidential Nomination Process during J Term 2012 so that it coincided with the most competitive phase of the contest. Along with more traditional academic readings and requirements, the Republican presidential nomination contest became our classroom. Students and I gathered for the debates in the evenings, adding our own comments over pizza and wings. We followed the campaigns through a diverse array of news sources and drew on class concepts to critically assess the most recent developments. Students rarely agreed about the effectiveness of tactics employed by the campaigns or the viability of the candidates, but the discussions were always scintillating. I find that students engage more deeply when course material applies to real political events. In fact, our evening debate viewing parties were not only attended by my class, but by about 80 Hartwick students; it is a simple illustration of the willingness of young people to become informed if provided with concrete opportunities. This fall I am teaching Parties and Elections, another special course I offer only once every four years to coincide with U.S. presidential elections. Once again, students will not only read textbooks about elections, but will be required to get involved by volunteering for the campaign or party of their choice. It is one thing to read about the rise of negative campaigning or the complexities of voter registration laws in a textbook; quite another to observe these practices first hand. Students bring their experiences to bear in classroom discussions and draw on them to deepen and refine their understanding of the strengths and limitations of political science theories. It is my hope and intention that this experience sparks a valuable, life-long productpolitical engagement. Research shows that participation begets participation. If you have walked into a party headquarters and volunteered or walked into the voting booth and voted, it is much more likely that you will do so again.

By Laurel Elder, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science and Department Chair

I dont like politics, a student said the first day of our American Government class. The statement did not really surprise me. Americans are frustrated with leaders who seemingly cannot solve our nations problems. Alienation from our system is particularly acute among young Americans. Yet, at its core, a successful democracy depends on informed citizens who hold our leaders accountable as well as represent our nation as public servants.

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Webextra | Learn about Dr. Elders recent book,

The Politics of Parenthood: Causes and Consequences of the Politicization and Polarization of the American Family, at Read the work of Corey Meade 10 and other Mehri Best Thesis award winners at

with graduate programswill not only advance their learning now, but will undoubtedly give them a competitive advantage when applying for graduate school or professional positions. I frequently teach our departments required research methods course and always encourage students to engage in their own research. Research can be intimidating at first, and so I design assignments to help students overcome their fears and become more invested in the learning process. Rather than working with existing data sets in political science, my students select a topic of interest to them and proceed to collect their own data. The wide-ranging results include the senior thesis of Corey Meade 10, who analyzed the ideological leanings of jokes on The Daily Show, and the advanced work of Faculty Scholar Eleanor Prisco 13, who investigated the factors correlated with protest and regime change in the Arab Spring. There is no substitute for experience. Students more fully grasp concepts involved in empirical analysis when they have collected, coded, and entered the data themselves. No longer afraid of statistical analysis, many students go on to employ their data analysis skills in their senior theses, conference papers, and post-Hartwick pursuits. Anthony Bonagura 13, for example, created his own data set on capital punishment laws and murder rates across the 50 states in an effort to assess the effectiveness of the death penalty, and presented his results at the 2012 New York State Political Science Conference. As a Hartwick College professor of political science, I strive to foster the habits of good citizens: to become well informed about the issues facing our nation; to develop the skills required to critically assess and empirically test the claims made by others, as well as engage in original research about political processes and policies; and to get involved in the democratic process. At the end of my courses, I am not sure if everyone likes politics, but I am confident in the producteducated and engaged citizens who will matter and will make a difference as our government and society move to tackle the challenges of the 21st century. n

At home on the steps of City Hall, Dr. Laurel Elder talks with her research assistants Rob Tracey 14 and Colin Blydenburgh 14.

Internships and other hands-on experiences enable our students to practice politics. This spring semester, Saeed Dukes 13 and Brandon Batch 13 interned at the New York State Assembly, spending their days meeting with constituents and interest groups on behalf of their Assembly Members, Barbara Lifton and Michael Miller respectively, while researching and writing papers on the policy proposals currently before the New York State legislature. They know what so many Hartwick students and alumni have learned: an opportunity to engage in the process can be without equal. My good fortune in being the recipient of a 2012-2013 Hartwick College Faculty Research Grant became an opportunity for two of my outstanding studentsRob Tracey 14 and Colin Blydenburgh 14. The research, data collection, and data analysis skills they are honing as paid research assistantsan experience much more typical

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Follow the Lead of an open Mind

Meet five* global citizens; all engaged in international business, international affairs, or international study. Before launching their impressive careers and rewarding lives, they were chosen as Fulbright Scholars. Before the Fulbright, there was Hartwick.
*Since 1980, 21 Hartwick students have been selected to be Fulbright Scholars.

One of Hartwicks first two Fulbright Scholars, Fishers wanderlust began in Vienna with German Professor Wendell Frye, relishing the academic program abroad that he still leads as a J Term for Hartwick students. It was an incomparable experience, Fisher recalls. I had a taste of living in another culture. One bite was far from enough. I came straight back to Hartwick, went to the Deans office and said, I have to go back; how do I get a Fulbright? She says, Mary Beth Zollars 80 and I were on that early J Term program togetherwe both applied for a Fulbright and we both got it. Zollars returned to Austria; Fisher moved to Germany to study Modern German Poetry. (A music major, Zollars earned a Masters degree in German and became a high school German language teacher in Pennsylvania.) A Fulbright is a formative experience, a defining experience, Fisher explains. Really any international experience helps you be open to others. Once you realize what its like to live outside your own experience, once you realize there is so much more beyond your native culture, you carry that always. Fisher chose Hartwick for its English program, expecting to be a poor poet, she says. She immersed herself in the program, becoming president of the Writing Club Lori Fisher 80 celebrating her Quarter Century (with IBM). and editor/co-editor of the literary club and student newspaper. One of her favorite enterprises was The Writing Center, which she coordinated with the guidance of Professor of English Robert Benson. He took personal interest in students dedication to his subject; he helped us love it and breathe it, she remembers. Fisher graduated Executive Director of User Technology the Software Group with a major in German as well as English, as a John Christopher Hartwick Scholar, and winner at IBM Corp. San Jose, CA of the Anna Sonder Prize of the Academy of American Poets, and the Kellogg Oratorical Prize. English and German major At Hartwick, as a small school, you can take a lot of responsibility, a lot of initiative, she says. Its a very customized education that trains you to be an active participant in your life. You have opportunities to make the experience what you want and thats great prep for your career. After the Fulbright, Fisher earned a Masters degree in English Summa Cum Laude from the University of Iowa. The lure of a challenge drew her toward the rapidly-growing field of technical writing. Today Fisher is Executive Director of User Technology for IBM Corp. She manages technical writers and user interface designers and is responsible for 200 employees in the U.S. and across the world in Canada, India, China, Germany, and England.
Masters degree in Expository Writing, University of Iowa Masters Certificate in Project Management, The George Washington University School of Business J Term on San Salvador Island to study West Indian (Caribbean) Literature with Dr. Robert Bensen J Term in Vienna with Dr. Wendell Frye Fulbright in Germany

Lori Fisher 80 has a story to tell.

Im in technology, not with an engineers brain but with a liberal arts brain, Fisher asserts. That means I bring a whole new perspective. Studying the liberal arts is about analysis, content, and meaning; I see context and connections. I learned how to learn at Hartwick, this IBM executive adds with appreciation, noting that most of what she knew about technology 20 years ago is obsolete. Another benefit: I am at an advantage in my work all the time because I can communicate well. Its an absolute asset in business.

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She is the Director of Marketing Insights for Abbott Laboratories, where she works on one of the top-selling pharmaceutical brands in the United States. The product I work on is prescribed for patients suffering from serious autoimmune diseases, she explains. It transforms many patients lives. My job is to represent the voice of the customer and to provide strategic and tactical guidance to the brand team in an effort to deliver a superior customer experience, she continues. Representing the customer requires empathy, curiosity, and objectivity. Additionally, I need to be a great team motivator, a good communicator and negotiator, and possess strong business acumen. Her work is about making changefor the patients, the company, and the healthcare community. Her talent for seizing opportunities is something she honed at Hartwick. Choosing to pursue the Colleges Independent Student Program, she worked with faculty to design her own major in International Business and generally to take initiative. So many great faculty members made an impression on me, she recalls, citing Hartwick Math Professor Ron Brzenk, French Professor Alfred Massari, and Management Professor John Clemens as mentors. Gooden worked for Brzenk in the computer lab where he provided me with great flexibility and experiences in working with other students. Massari designed an independent study course on French for Business for her and was instrumental in helping her prepare her successful Fulbright application. She took many business classes with Clemens, completed her Senior Thesis under his guidance, and took his J Term business class in Germany. As she recalls, Professor Clemens always challenged me to produce exemplary work and consider multiple perspectives. Her early international experiences included a J Term course in language and culture in Provence and Paris, France. Following her Fulbright year in Switzerland, Gooden earned a Masters degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Her global experiences have served her well throughout her career, she says, noting that at one company I was tagged for a two-year expatriate assignment in France. I know that my experience living abroad gave me an edge when applying for that position.

Tammy Gooden 82 is a catalyst for change.

Tammy Gooden 82 with a u.S. team from Abbott Laboratories in Paris for a global brand strategy meeting.

Gooden looks upon her years at Hartwick and as a Fulbright Scholar as providing me with a solid foundation for my career. I will always treasure my Hartwick experiences, she says. A liberal arts education makes you wellrounded and multi-dimensional. This provides me with the ability to consider issues from multiple perspectives.

Director, Commercial Insights, Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, IL ISP (Independent Student Program) in International Business Masters degree in International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management J Term in Provence and Paris, France, studying language and culture J Term in Germany studying business with Professor John Clemens Fulbright in Switzerland

Established by the U.S. Congress in 1946, the Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Participants are chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential.

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among her Fulbright experience, her Hartwick education, and her career at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: keeping an open mind and an inquisitive attitude top the list. Spinozzi remembers well that her quest for experiential learning and self-guided exploration is what compelled her to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship in South Korea. I recognize that these ideas still resonate with me today, she says. One of the great strengths of the Fulbright program is that each experience is informed by the individual; its up to the scholar to engage and explore and connect. Having had that kind of experience transforms the way you approach new challenges or the unknown. Already inclined toward a challenge, Spinozzi had spent her junior year living and studying in Bali, Indonesia, through a program with the School for International Training. Living with a home-stay family and studying traditional Balinese crafts and culture was incredibly rewarding and stimulating, says this Art History major. Whether in Indonesia, South Korea, or the United States, Spinozzi found the lessons learned to be highly transferable. Regardless of where one studies, the fundamentals are the sameconnecting to people, adapting to your environment, embracing the unfamiliarall things that will serve you well no matter what you do. Making connectionsits a Hartwick mainstay. The curriculum at Hartwick encourages both exploration and interdisciplinary collaboration, and the size of the classes and the professors who teach there all contribute to this rich experience, she says. I think the ultimate goal of this exposure is to find where you fit, how you can contribute, where you can make a difference in whatever you do. Spinozzi is quick to identify three individuals who made a difference to her. A Hartwick lacrosse captain, she cites Coach Anna Meyer, saying, I continue to strive toward the qualities she instilled in her athletes: perseverance, strong work ethic, leadership, and teamwork. Art History Adrienne Spinozzi 01 amid the large-scale sculptures and architectural elements of Professor Betsey Ayer encouraged a broad way of thinking about the the Charles Engelhard Court in the American Wing. world through objectsof accessing history through objects. Exposure to this way of thinking had a tremendous influence on what I would eventually pursue in graduate schoolthe history of design, decorative arts, and material culture. (She earned a Masters degree in Design History from Research Associate, American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City Bard College.) I often think back on my ceramic classes with Roberta Griffith, who Art History and English Literature major, Studio Art (ceramics) minor both encouraged and challenged her students, Spinozzi adds. Those studio classes Masters degree in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material were so important in my understanding of clay and its materiality. Spinozzi has found her place among the ceramics of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Objects are manifestations of people and they can tell us quite a bit about the time and culture in which they were made. At any given time I am researching technological developments, social and historical contexts, and stylistic and artistic impulses, with the overarching questions of what these objects mean to us today and why we should care, she says of her work as a researcher of American ceramics and glass. The study of objects and material culture requires an inquisitive approach across a broad spectrum of disciplines. Its a continuation of my liberal arts education.
Culture from Bard College Study Abroad in Bali, Indonesia Fulbright in South Korea

Adrienne Spinozzi 01 draws frequent parallels

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a trait that has proven to be vital to his work. Smith is the Presbyterian Representative to the United Nations. An international non-governmental organization (NGO), the Presbyterian Ministry is part of the Compassion, Peace and Justice Ministry area of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Being able to comprehend and work in different areas is essential in my work, Smith explains. I may go from a meeting on womens rights to one on the delivery of humanitarian aid in South Sudan in a matter of minutes. The ability to adapt to the situation at hand is extremely important. My liberal arts base helps to make those transitions easier. Smith demonstrated early his proclivity for multi-disciplinary thinking and integrated problem solving. He was a triple major at Hartwick, studying economics, political science, and German in equal measure. After his year as a Fulbright Scholar, his graduate studies at Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations of Seton Hall University, and his early successes in effecting change worldwide, he still credits his Hartwick faculty mentors with making the difference. The Hartwick faculty has made a lasting impression on me, Smith says, starting with Frye. Dr. Frye is a scholar who Ryan Smith 06 during a trip to the Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories at the separation barrier between brought history to life when examining Palestine and Israel. Photo: Sara Lisherness literature. His frank reflections and advice have stayed with me years after leaving Hartwick. In political science, it was Dr. Mary Vanderlaan who opened my eyes to the struggles and possibilities of international Presbyterian Representative to the United Nations, diplomacy; for that, I am forever thankful. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), New York City In his study of economics, Smith was most influenced by Drs. Karl Seeley and Carli Cochi Ficano. Dr. Seeley can take complex economic models and turn them into reality. His willingness to teach and study and consider different points of view is inspiring. As for Dr. Ficano, Her interest in labor and socio-economics helped provide me with a base for the work that I now do with advocating global policy. Her focus on the people within the economic systems helps me to remember that there are indeed people who are affected by the policies of governments and politicians.

Ryan Smith 06 is adaptable,

Economics, Political Science, and German major Masters degree in Diplomacy and International Relations, the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University Emerson Scholar in Tanzania Fulbright in Germany

Smiths sense of global responsibility began at Hartwick. He earned an Emerson International Internship to live among and work with the people of Kiomoni Village, Tanga, Tanzania. He balanced his time there between teaching the children English and helping to establish a clean water development project and a community-based arsenic mitigation program. Upon his return, he soon applied for a Fulbright and spent his first year after college living, learning, and teaching in Germany. The experience Hartwick gave me putting liberal arts into practice was so beneficial, he says. Whether it was the Emerson scholarship, the Fulbright, or taking a philosophy class, liberal arts opened my eyes to a broader world. In my career, there are all too often not easy answers. It was my liberal arts education that helped me to appreciate the gray in a world where black and white is sometimes the easier choice. Hartwick set the stage for who I have become and will continue to influence who I will be in the future, he adds. I doubt that I would where I am today without my Hartwick experience.

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for whatever comes next. At Hartwick I have been pursuing exactly what I have loved almost unconsciously and it has led me exactly where I want to be, he says. Where he wants to be, what he wants to be doing is helping people through government. After his Fulbright year in northern Germany, teaching English to middle and high school students, Schultz plans to pursue a Masters degree in Public Administration. Being able to help people through an organized process is something that Im passionate about and that I cant wait to pursue. This is not a pipe dream; its an ambition that he has honed at Hartwick, an objective that he practiced as he studied. Schultz is the immediate past president of Student Senate, a successful tenure that he built on his experience as Senate vice president the year before and a senator the year before that. A young man of purpose, Schultz is also multidimensional. All the college stereotypes were broken for me, he says, reflecting on his four years at Hartwick. I didnt expect to find so many ways to pursue the things that I love in life. Paramount among them: music. Choir for me is the balance for everything I do in academics and in extra-curriculars. (In addition to Student Senate, Schultz was a Blue Key Ambassador for admissions.) It was his rich baritone voice that first took him abroad, whetting his appetite for the international life he will now have as a Fulbright. The summer of his sophomore year Schultz, other members of the Hartwick College Choir, and some alumni singers joined an international choir to sing Mozarts Requiem with the Czechoslovakian National Symphony in Prague. Even though we couldnt speak each others languages, Schultz says of their Russian, Czech, German, and Irish cohorts, we were all able to communicate through music.

Eric Schultz 12, Hartwicks latest Fulbright Scholar, is ready

Eric Schultz 12 celebrates with his mentor and German advisor Dr. Wendell Frye.

This open-minded approach was valuable went he went far afield in his first J Term course abroad: Doing Business in China with Professor Steve Kolenda. Im not a business major and I dont speak a word of Mandarin or Cantonese, he says. Still, what could be more valuable to a political scientist than to have that opportunity? I went head first into the other side of the world. In his senior year, Schultz joined his mentor and friend, Professor of German Wendell Frye, for the J Term in Vienna course that Frye has now offered to generations of Hartwick students. The immersion into another culture and society was driving me to a further understanding of what it means to be a citizen, to be a human, Schultz says. My Hartwick experiences are ones that I will remember the rest of my life, he says with certainty. Among the lasting lessons: There is something greater in all of us than language or culture, than religion or politics; it something that can unite us. n

New graduate Political Science and German major Masters degree in Public Administration (planned) J Term in China with Dr. Steve Kolenda J Term in Vienna with Dr. Wendell Frye College Choir trip to the Czech Republic with Dr. Jirka Kratochvil Fulbright in Germany

I learned how to learn at Hartwick.

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Lori Fisher 80


I like the notion that if philanthropy is not about giving money, but rather about acting out of love for humankind, then philanthropy can be hugely positiveeven transformativefor the donor as well as the recipient. Thats because in giving donors grow more into their own human potential; they grow in generosity and understanding. And if we give not until it hurts but rather until it feels good, then we tend to do it more.
Dr. George McCully
u An historian and philanthropist, McCully visited campus this spring as part of Hartwicks 2011-12 Campus Theme: The Human Question. McCully is the author of Philanthropy Reconsidered: Private Initiatives - Public Good - Quality of Life and founder of the influential Massachusetts Catalogue for Philanthropy, which promotes charitable giving and strengthens the culture of philanthropy through donor education.

Partners in Scholarship
At Hartwick College, where everything is personal, the annual Partners in Scholarship luncheon offers a special opportunity to forge and strengthen connections. Students gather with their benefactors and others who have established or significantly added to existing endowed scholarship funds. The entire Hartwick community, now and long into the future, is indebted to these and the Colleges many philanthropists. Close friends of the College chose to endow scholarship funds in 2011-12. Their gifts, which are an investment in Hartwick and its students, serve as a commitment to the Colleges upcoming comprehensive campaign. n
The years newly-endowed scholarships: Clapp J Term Study Scholarship Established by Richard L. Clapp 62 and Carol V. Clapp to support study abroad. u Mary M. and Frank E. Drugovich First Generation Award Scholarship established by Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich u and Elizabeth P. Steele in honor of the Presidents parents. Anne and John H00 Duffy J Term Scholarship Established by John P. H00 and Anne K. Duffy P91 P95 to support u student experiences abroad. John Thomas Hamilton Scholarship Established by Carol Ann Hamilton 86 and Paul J. Coughlin to honor her u father. Sally Griffiths Herbert 88, who has endowed a fund for J Term study, accepts her pin. Sarah 88 and Timothy Herbert J Term Scholarship Established by Sarah Griffiths 88 and Timothy J. Herbert to u support study abroad. Long Scholarship Established by David H. 83 and Stephanie Isgur 84 Long. u Morris J Term Scholarship Established by Nancy M. Morris 74, H06 to support student experiences abroad. u Esther Shaul Rushing 37 Scholarship Established by Dr. Doug Rushing in honor of his mother. u

Carol Ann Hamilton Coughlin 86 honors her father with an endowed scholarship in his name.

President Margaret L. Drugovich P12 and her partner, Beth Steele P12, demonstrate their belief in Hartwick by endowing a scholarship.

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Global Inquiry Through Endowments

Philanthropists make things happen. Individuals and groups with vision invest in the future through endowed funds knowing that their investment will advance great student work for generations.
Thanks to the generosity of a few prescient donorsthe Duffy family and the Emerson Foundation - Hartwick students pursue advanced international experiences bursting with promise to change lives.

The Duffy Family Ambassador Scholarships, established in 1999 by Trustee Emeritus John H00 and Anne Duffy P91, P95, support educational travel abroad for independent directed study. 2011-2012 Duffy Ambassadors and their experiences: u Tanae Adderley 13 Small Island Sustainability, Barbados u Desiree Fuller 12 Truth: the Exhibition of a Contested History, South Africa u Victoria Halsted 12 The View Through My Lens in England, Ireland, Scotland u Elliot Henry 12 Indian Culture and Art u Alyssa Pearson 12 Comparative Environmental Law, India The Emerson Foundation International Internship provides a grant for students to expand their post-graduate career options through international internships. 2011-2012 Emerson Interns and their experiences: u Katherine Hadden 13 Operation Wallacea, Honduras u Tyler Hall 13 Energy and Geoscience Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia u Keisha Moore 12 Ministry of Trade and Industries, Accra, Ghana u Carly Ramos 12 Child Family Health International, Mumbai, India u Ethan Staats 13 Operation Wallacea, Honduras u John Stuligross 13 Experiential Learning International, Naruku, Kenya u Anne Louise Wagner 13 La Casa de Acogida Mantay, Cusco, Peru

The View Through My Lens

1 Between all the life and energy in Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival, I met this woman. She took care of her dog before herself, sitting on the corner in Grassmarket each day for whatever bit of money someone would give her. 2 Hamish is the Highland cow and the main attraction along the road to Loch Ness. 3 Each day I walked roughly 15 miles through the streets of London, sans map. The architecture for each building was similar yet unique and the soft lighting of the united Kingdom provided the opportunity for this photograph. 4 Seeing one of the Seven Wonders of the World was something I once thought impossible. Near sunset, the lighting was warmer than earlier in the day, highlighting this marvelous sight. 5 The heat is hot; so are the colors. The warmth of the colors in Venice were too important to be displayed in black and white. 6 Dublin, Ireland... This strawberry, broken shard of glass, and rusty bobby pin are small objects I found sitting on a doorstep, as if they were waiting for me. Bright red and stark contrast between the shadows and highlights drew me in.

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One Students Story: The View Through My Lens

I traveled to England, Ireland, Scotland, France, and Italy in the summer of 2011. The View Through My Lens was about showing people my perspective, while taking them to places many will never see. The comparison between color and black-andwhite photography has shown that the color of an image gives it a certain tone. These tones range from positive to negative, and can be described as happy, serene, haunting, or dreary. Certain subjects, such as the reds and oranges of Italy, beg to be displayed via color photography, whereas others deserve a more somber tone. A lot of composition in photography is about what feels right, and this [experience] gave me the opportunity to wander and find what seemed right within the techniques taught to me by Professor of Art Katharine Kreisher. Traveling abroad through the Duffy Family Ambassador Scholarship, I was alone. I organized planes, trains, ferries, hostels, and day-trips, and wandered through daily life wherever my lens took me. Being alone led me to make new friendships with people from 17 countries. Exposure abroad is more than culture, it is the ability to learn from outside experiences and shape your mind through that exposure to the way people from other cultures think. Each photograph is a memory, a documented history of the landscapes, seascapes, architecture, landmarks, culture, and people of the world. My experiences made possible through the Duffy Scholarship are invaluable, and I am forever grateful for the opportunities this scholarship afforded me. n

By Victoria Halsted 12

You go somewhere expecting one thing and find something completely different.
Victoria majored in Psychology and minored in Photography at Hartwick. She is on her way to graduate school to study Forensic Psychology at The Adler School of Professional Psychology (MN). Victoria made two presentations at the 2012 Student Showcase, a slideshow of her Duffy Scholarship experience in Europe and a presentation of her Freedman Prize-winning work in Psychology: The Effects of Homophobia on Eyewitness Memory.

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Frank Perrella 50, H93, P75

He Gives
Frank Perrella never planned to go to college. At 17, and with his parents blessing, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy to serve his country. Two years later he was home again, working days and studying nights to earn his high school Regents diploma.

By Elizabeth Steele P12

Elizabeth Steele is a professional writer and the partner of President Margaret L. Drugovich.

as He Lives

A small act of kindness changed his life. One fateful day, Frank gave a friend a ride from Gloversville to Hartwick to take the admissions entrance exam. College Registrar Fannie Bishop made a point of meeting Frank, told him about the GI Bill, and encouraged him to take the exam himself. He did well and enrolled within months. The road to a Hartwick College degree was tough at times. At any other school I wouldnt have made it, Frank asserts. Professors took an interest in me. They expected a lot and I worked hard. One lasting lesson: You get out of anything exactly what you put in it. Franks greatest support came from an Oneonta girl who became the love of his life. Frank married Barbara Michaud while he was still a student and the couple went on to raise three childrenJoseph, Sharon, and Diane Perrella 75. They enjoyed a full life together before Barbara was taken by cancer in 1977.

I believe all kids should have a chance to go to college. The government helped me with the GI Bill; why cant I help Hartwick students the same way?

Frank Perrella

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On the Past is Built the Future

Tradition guided Franks choices post-graduation. He joined Perrella Glove Co., owned and operated by his father, Joe, in Gloversville, one of the largest glove-producing cities in the United States. Joe had emigrated from Italy as a baby, the latest generation in a family of tanners from Naples and glove makers from Milan. Joe apprenticed as a cutter, opened his own shop at just 19, and became a respected designer of womens gloves. While the father loved design, the son loved the leatherworking the rough, hairy, raw material into something flawless, supple, and beautiful. Its dirty; really dirty and smelly, Frank says, laughing, clearly relishing the hands-on nature of his lifes work. In 1966, with his entrepreneurial spirit as his guide, Frank founded JBF Industries Inc. (a tannery named for son Joe, wife Barbara, and himself). Thirty years later he sold the success story to one of his clients and became president of Geo Golf Corp. in Florida. And that is how he made the money thats funding the future for so many Hartwick students. When I made my first million, I didnt stop working, Frank says, scoffing at the very idea. I love to work. I love to make money. I love to give away money. His credo is stunning in its simplicity, and massive in its impact.

I believe all kids should have a chance to go to college, Frank says. The government helped me with the GI Bill; why cant I help Hartwick students the same way? This one man has created six annual scholarships for students pursuing three very different disciplines. The Frank E. Perrella Scholarships are awarded to a rising sophomore and a rising junior who have demonstrated academic achievement and promise in their fields. At Honors Convocation each spring, the names of six thrilled students are called as the newest Perrella scholars. They are students of History (You cant learn without the past, says this former history major); Management (The world runs on business); and Music (That was Dianes major and I love it). Each award reduces the cost of attending Hartwick by thousands of dollars. His gifts help current students with financial need stay at Hartwick to continue their studies and their personal development. Each award also offers intangibles: a vote of confidence in the students talents and interests, a statement of support for their future at Hartwick and beyond.

Recognition in Return
Letters and numbers follow the name of Frank Perrella: 50 designates his year of graduation, of course; H93 denotes the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters he was awarded in 1993 for his many forms of service; PM12 stands for the Presidents Medal he just received in recognition of the transformative impact he has had on the College and its students; and P75 shows that he is a very proud Hartwick parent. (Add great uncle to the list for his niece Anne Salluzzo 08.) Also of great import: his 10-year service on the Hartwick College Board of Trustees and 2006 designation as Trustee Emeritus. Just as Frank cherishes the lifelong Hartwick friends of his past, so does he strive to support Hartwick students in the future. By choosing to make gifts to endowment, Frank Perrella has ensured that many talented young people, like himself 50-plus years ago, will have access to the opportunities of Hartwick College. n

Not One, Not Two, But Three

Hartwicks Perrella Wellness Center is named in his honor, a prominent campus reminder of one alumnus allegiance to his college. Franks commitment to the upcoming Campaign for Hartwick Students is unrestricted, a statement of his confidence in Hartwicks leadership. I think Margaret [Drugovich] is great, he says of the president. She has brains and business smarts. His legacy unfolds each year in the form of the Frank Perrella Scholarships; the annual proceeds of three endowed funds he established years ago and continues to grow with generous annual gifts.

Background: Some of the many student faces of Frank Perrella include his scholarship recipients Kristina Allen 12, Lindsay Frawley13, Rachel Hill 12, Daniel Valliere 12, Rachel Rhodes 12, Molly Sloan 12, Sean Carpenter 13, Nathan Mills 14, Rejoice Scherry 13, Xavier Clair, Jessica Spitz 14.

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The Art-Geoscience Connection

By David Griffing, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Sciences
Controversy and questions surround the perceived decline in the state of (physical and life) science, technology, engineering and mathematical learning in Americas schools. Has there been a change in student aptitudes or attitudes regarding the so-called STEM subjects? Has the quality of STEM education declined in American schools? In response to these concerns, our government has developed initiatives to promote and improve STEM education in America. Is this STEM push justified? One look at the importance of science and technology in todays society would suggest so. As we forecast future challenges for Earths inhabitants, it appears that STEM education initiatives will be critical to a prosperous future.

The art of a scientist: Examples of Dr. David Griffings acrylic paintings. Blue Shell (2004) is a monochromatic study of the spider conch (Harpago chiragra), a native of the tropical western Pacific. My parents gave me the shell when I was very young; it and a handful of fossils and minerals strongly inspired me to study natural science. Red Hibiscus (2004) Pele and Kane (detail, 2012). The Hawaiian goddess of fire and volcanoes and the god Kane, in statuary form. It is largely inspired by our trips to Kilauea and the active lava flows during the Hawaii J Term.

A Liberal Arts college makes the ideal setting in which to begin a career in STEM.
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West Texas Storm by Professor of Geology and Environmental Sciences Eric Johnson. The painting was inspired by the landscapes in Big Bend National Parkthe primary destination for a joint geology-biology J Term course Anatomy of a Desert last co-taught by Johnson and Dr. Mary Allen in 2006.

Yet the intense focus on STEM education seems to ignore the ways that non-STEM education enhances and augments our students abilities to perform. As Daniel Levitins best seller This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession demonstrates, there is a strong connection between the artistic development of young people and their ability to understand and apply math and science concepts. Even as many parents look to more narrowly-focused professional training options for their college-bound offspring, the message is becoming clear: good scientists and engineers are not made by math, science and technology education alone. Many of our current undergraduates already understand the connection between study in the arts/humanities/social and behavioral sciences and the STEM subjects. During the 2012 Hartwick College Student Showcase event, a panel of physical and life science majors made the value of their non-science Liberal Arts education clear to all those in attendance, including college administrators and a U.S. congressman! As the students related stories about how they have applied knowledge gained from cultural anthropology courses and theatre arts classes to their own unique research initiatives, I began to think about the non-STEM fields that most strongly influenced me as a budding geoscientist. The answer came quickly the fine arts. Perhaps my answer has something to do with the fact that Im the offspring of an art educator and an engineer. However, many of my geoscience colleagues are accomplished painters, ceramicists, and photographers. The subject of this art commonly revolves around elements of the natural world that inspire us. My own paintings and line drawings typically include natural features that I see on field trips fossils, shells, lava flows, flowers, and unusual landscapes. In fact, art photography exhibits are now regular components of many geosciences conferences. The art-geoscience connection goes well beyond inspiration from nature and shared interests in natural art media (rock, clay, mineral paint pigments, etc.). Geology and the arts both involve intense study of spacial relations. Geology, like other natural sciences, involves

understanding a world of complex three-dimensional phenomena; we simply must be able to mentally picture the unique atomic structures within minerals, the effects of sediment weight on the mobilization of pore fluids, and the progressive deformation of the crust that results from tectonic plate collisions. It stands to reason that science students who practice the fine arts exercise portions of their brain that make grasping and utilizing 3-D knowledge easier. I believe that this creative exercise also makes it easier to envision such abstract concepts as deep time and tectonic evolution. Art and science are just two different ways for humans to see and relate to the world around them and seeing is important. Observation is a critical and often undervalued step of the scientific method, and observation would be useless without good scientific description. However, all science students need to hone and perfect these skills. For these reasons, my colleagues and I commonly ask students to draw the phenomena that they see on field trips or in lab exercises. Although most are prepared to measure features, record numerical data and perform mathematical calculations, some are surprised by the drawing requirements. Before the advent of photography, most geoscientists had to complete detailed drawings and watercolors in order to convey their scientific evidence. In an era when nearly every cell phone contains a digital camera, students initially mistake our request as an old-fashioned way of documenting the features observed. However, we eventually make it clear that a digital photograph typically contains too much information. Irregular surfaces, vegetation, and shadows seen in these photographs obscure the important visual data present. To collect and communicate the geological features observed, one has to remove the non-essential details. Sketching allows us to see what matters and, as in a studio art class, this requires perception, patience, and practice. These are just a few aspects of the art-geoscience connection; there are many others. It seems clear that there are many benefits for STEM students who also study the fine arts (as well as music, writing, history, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy). A Liberal Arts college makes the ideal setting in which to begin a career in STEM. n

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Practice. Practice. Practice.

Liberal Arts the Hartwick Way

This is no Ivory Tower. This is Hartwick College, where biochemistry, ancient philosophers, and Cloud computing are studied in equal measure. Where in-depth and independent research is conducted in every field with a professors trust and guidance. Where The Business of Asia is studied on Oyaron Hill and Doing Business in Asia is experienced in China. Where professional internships, research assistantships, and shadow programs open doors to career possibilities. Where undergraduates intellectual capacity is extended through writings, presentations, and publishing. Where sculptors and musicians learn form and function and theory and critique on their way to defining their own unique expression.

These are Hartwick students; actually, these are the newest Hartwick graduates. Just 15 whose preparation represents that of all Hartwick students. This is The Liberal Arts in Practice, where lives are well started and ambitions begin to take shape. Young people adept at thinking deeper, considering some questions and asking more, stepping out of their comfort zones, and leaning into the responsibilities and possibilities of the future.

Nursing major, biology minor, and John Christopher Hartwick Scholar Jaimie deJager has the experience to match. She conducted her Nursing Internship in oncology & Pediatrics Clinical at Albany Medical Center and worked as a Nursing Assistant at the orange Regional Medical Center. The research she conducted with Professor Penny Jenkins has been published in the Journal of the New York State Nurses Association. deJager has accepted a position on the hematology/ oncology unit at Albany Medical Center.

Hannah Kennedy, pictured with her AoPi sister

Jaimie, is getting right to work. This double major in history and education has committed to working two years with Teach for America, working with underpriviledged children in Baltimore, MD city schools. Concurrently, she is beginning her studies toward a Masters in Education at Johns Hopkins university. An athletic powerhouse, Kennedy was captain of Hartwicks womens lacrosse team.

Jeff Boyd has started his career as a Business

Development Associate with Harmony Healthcare International, a Boston-based long-term care consulting firm. A double major in economics and business administration, his experience includes an internship with otsego County Economic Development, and he was a leader on Hartwicks mens tennis team. The recipient of the Keith Youngman 05 Scholarship, he is pictured with his benefactors, Gerry and Candace Youngman P05.

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Kaitlynn Ellis graduated with departmental

distinction in each of her three majors: accounting, business administration, and economics. As a result, she landed a position working for KPMG as part of its global network of audit, tax, and auditing services. Along the way, Ellis presented at Showcase 2012 her work on Fraudsters: Is it Greed or a Psychological Problem? At Showcase 2011 she presented Assessing the Equity Efficiency Trade-off.

Chemistry major Julie Kessler practiced for her future in the Hartwick College science labs and through research internships at the university of Minnesota and Clemson university. Kessler is now pursuing her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry at the university of Notre Dame. At Hartwick, she was a John Christopher Hartwick nominee a three-year chemistry tutor, and a fouryear leader of the womens soccer team.

Internship experiences can turn into job offers; just ask Shane McHugh. He volunteered then interned for Andrea Nuciforo Jr., a candidate for the u.S. House of Representatives in Massachusetts. Now this political science graduate has a paid position managing his successors as Director of Internships for the campaign. McHughs ambition is to get Nuciforo elected and eventually become a Chief of Staff.


A first-generation college graduate, Jordan Liz is a John Christopher Hartwick Scholar who triple majored in philosophy, business administration, and economics, earning distinction in all three disciplines. He is now pursuing a Masters degree in Philosophy at the university of Memphis. Lizs advanced work includes his Freedman Prizewinning research and presentation: Concerning the Nature of Our Beliefs: Humes Skeptical Response

Math major Qin Lucy Ouyang is pursuing her Masters of Actuarial Science (MActSc) at the university of Waterloo, ontario, Canada. Her advisor, Dr. Charles Sheim, calls this one of the best programs of its kind anywhere in the world. A Faculty Scholar, ouyangs preparation included MetroLink shadowing experiences at Citibank, Deutsche Bank, and MassMutual in Boston and New York City. She plans to become an actuary.

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Catherine Weigel has earned a significant

scholarship to attend graduate school at Tufts University. She has practiced her field in the national astronomy laboratories of Arecibo observatory in Puerto Rico, working with Dr. Parker Troischt. Weigel made two presentations at Showcase 2012: Dynamical Mass Calculations for the WBL 509/AWM 3 Galaxy Group (physics) and Determining Critical Opalescence of Binary Liquid Solutions (chemistry). She has presented her work at national conferences.

Physics and chemistry double major

Charlene Fleurinord earned rave reviews for her

summer internship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School, reports Dr. Stan Sessions. He was her mentor as she prepared her Student Showcase presentation, The Effects of Dietary Fructose on the Growth and Survival of Human Pancreatic Cancer Cells in Culture. Fleurinord is currently an intern with Dr. Hakan Toka at Faulkner Hospital of Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston. She plans to obtain a Masters in Health Sciences and become a physician assistant.

Dr. Mark Connors, Head of the HIV-Specific Immunity Section in the Laboratory of Immunoregulation, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and I have been fortunate over the past 15 years to recruit highly competitive post-baccalaureate students. Although we screen during the recruiting process for applicants with strong academic records, solid letters of recommendation and an earnest interest in engaging in biomedical research, being a typical science major is not a requirement. On the contrary, some of the most superlative students have been individuals who have pursued less traditional paths. In my opinion, the common denominator of our most accomplished mentees has been a desire to commit to an immersive, focused research experience.
Dr. Stephen A. Migueles (NIAID, National Institutes of Health) | Supervisor of Liz Kelly 12

French and history major and museum studies minor Kelly Holman will teach English in Nice, France, this year as part of Hartwicks exchange program, Shell then head to her first choice graduate schoolthe university of Pittsburgh for a Masters of Library and Information Science. Holmans preparation included a semester in Paris, an internship at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and work in Hartwicks Yager Museum of Art & Culture. She plans to become an archivist.

A pre-med graduate with a major in sociology and minor in biology, transfer student Liz Kelly credits her independent research with Biology Chair Mary Allen with giving her a competitive edge. Kelly accepted a two-year appointment in the HIV/AIDS laboratory of Dr. Mark Connors at the National Institutes of Health. She plans to pursue a combined MD/Ph.D. in immunology or epidemiology. Kelly is pictured at Honors Convocation with her mentors Dr. Allen and Dr. Matthew Voorhees (Political Science).

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A triple major in English, anthropology, and Spanish, Elizabeth Celata took full advantage of Hartwicks liberal arts offerings. Working with Dr. David Anthony, Celata presented Projecting Cranial Capacities Using Vertebral Foramina Circumferences at Student Showcase; with mentoring by Dr. Lisa Darien, Celata presented Discipline: The Women of Iceland: Goading, Blood Feuds, and Honor in Njls Saga. Liz is pursuing a Masters in Forensic osteology at Bournemouth university (uK) this year.

Mike Stenger is at Villanova university pursuing dual degrees: a Juris Doctor and a Masters of Business Administration. During a law firm J Term internship at Hartwick, he focused on Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income cases and developed his interest in helping people in need. Stenger transferred to Hartwick from a large state university in his sophomore year. He played football for the Hawks.

A composer and conductor as well as performer, Kyle May will add film scoring to his already impressive resume. May is headed to the university of North Carolina to earn an MFA in Film Music Composition. Kyles repertoire includes J.S. Bach, Leo Brouwer, Francisco Tarrego, and Augustin Barrios Mangore. He made his 2012 Showcase presentation, Major Polemics in Music of the 19th and 20th Centuries, working with Dr. Diane Paige.

Diana Acker has her head in the clouds,

literally. She has landed her dream job working as a Cloud Management Engineer at Appirio, a San Francisco-based company with an advanced cloud technology portfolio. Ackers breakthrough experience happened her junior year when she worked on a Directed Study with Dr. Robert Gann. They used a new language - Pythonto write a video game for the awardwinning play Neighborhood 3: Requiem of Doom. Diana won her own award for the worka Freedman Prize at Student Showcase.

Alumni Weigh In u This spring Hartwick College contracted with Lipman Hearne, an independent research firm, to survey alumni on measures of career success and college satisfaction. Each contactable alumnus/a was asked by email or postcard to participate in an online survey. The survey was completed by 1,427 Hartwick graduates across cohorts and areas of study, yielding a response rate of 19 percent. And the survey says ... 84 percent of responding alumni indicated that Hartwick played a significant role in determining who they are as a person today ... 74 percent had gone on to receive an advanced degree or certification or were currently enrolled in a degree program ... 94 percent of alumni reported being satisfied or very satisfied with their Hartwick student experience ... 87 percent agreed that they are proud to be Hartwick alumni. Further results will be available soon. n


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Alumni News

Join the Club!

(The Legacy Club)
Annual gifts to Hartwick support the College in many important ways. Repeat annual gifts, in particular, strengthen the Colleges foundation and give Hartwick leaders flexibility to pursue unexpected opportunities in programming and to help alleviate current students unanticipated financial need.
Don 60 and Diane Green 60 Brown are the champions of consecutive giving. This couple met as Hartwick students, continued to give throughout Dons 32 years working at Hartwick, and have not missed in the 19 years since. Annual giving is a priority for this devoted couple, and so the College has renamed the Legacy Club as The Don 60 and Diane 60 Brown Legacy Club. Members of the Legacy Club have donated to Hartwick for five consecutive years or more. Each year during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, the Don 60 and Diane Green 60 Brown Award is presented to an outstanding member of the Legacy Club. If you already are a consecutive donor to Hartwick College, thank you; if not, this is a great time to start!

Alumnus | Volunteer | Fundraiser

Joins College Advancement Leadership Team

Eric Shoen 99 is now Hartwicks Executive Director of Individual Giving. A career fundraiser, he oversees the Colleges major giving, planned giving, and annual giving efforts. He reports to Vice President for Advancement Jim Broschart. A Certified Fund Raising Executive, Shoen began his career at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then assumed increasingly responsible roles in fundraising for PathStone Corporation, St. Anns Community Foundation, and Rochester General Hospital. Most recently he was Executive Director for the consulting firm CCS Fundraising in New York City. As a volunteer, Shoen served twelve years on the Hartwick College Alumni Board (2000-2012). He has been active in the Rochester Alumni Network, HART student recruitment, and served on the Presidential Search Committee that recruited Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich. Im proud to be an alumnus of Hartwick, Shoen says. Ive always wanted to somehow pay the College back for the experiences I had, and to insure that current and future students have even more significant opportunities. Shoen can be reached at 607-431-4432 or

Major League thanks to all who supported Hartwicks 9th annual Wine and Beer Tasting and Benefit Auction.
Student athlete volunteers were dressed for the party when they welcomed guests and represented the Hartwick athletic program. Emcee and auctioneer Vinne Avanzato graciously hosted the gathering at his family establishment, Stella Luna Ristorante. Stella Luna and its vendors presented an extensive array of wine and beer tastings while the silent auction was underway. Hundreds of people gathered from the College and Oneonta communities for this spring tradition. Donations for the live and silent auctions came in from alumni across the country, current and alumni parents, faculty and staff, friends of the College, and local businesses. Premiere live auction items generated intense bidding, including four EMC Club tickets to the Boston Red Sox vs. NY Yankees at Fenway Park (from Bob Atchinson 79), four

This years event, sponsored by the Wick Athletic Association, raised $30,000 to support Hartwick athletes.

tickets to New York Yankees vs. Cincinnati Reds at Yankee Stadium (from Bob Spadaccia 70), and two front row seats to New York Jets game (from 14-year Lacrosse Head Coach Bill Bjorness). The fine wines went to the highest bidders, including three 750ML bottles of premier Chateau Margaux 1982 Grand Vin from Bordeaux Region (from Claire Musacchio 61 and Tony Pace), Chateau Margaux Grand Cru Classe (first growth) 1989 (from Chair of the Board Jim Elting and Karen Elting), and a 3-liter Jean-Luc Colombo 2001 Cape Bleau Rose (from hosts Vinne and Ruth Avanzato). Magnificent mementos included an official jersey signed by the Manchester United Football Club coaches and players (from Thom Meredith 73) and an autographed Game Shirt from the MLS New York Red Bulls, along with two game tickets and a signed scarf (from Jeremy Vuolo 10).

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Celebrate Your Hartwick Connections

Homecoming & Reunion | September 28-30, 2012
Friday, September 28
21st Annual Wick Athletic Association Hartwick Golf Classic | Hosted by Nick Lambros 59 | oneonta Country Club | 12 p.m. Registration and Hospitality Headquarters | Register for events and connect with friends new and old | Bresee Hall | 1 p.m. 50 Year Reunion and 50 Year Club Induction Celebration | Gather to share memories and celebrate this milestone for the Class of 1962 Anderson Center for the Performing Arts | 4:30 p.m. Homecoming & Reunion Welcome Dinner and Reception | Just arriving into town? Connect with classmates and other alumni over dinner before cheering for the mens Soccer team vs. Bowling Green university | under the tent across from Elmore Field | 5 p.m. Soccer Game | Mens Soccer vs. Bowling Green university | Start your weekend by cheering for the Hawks | Elmore Field | 7 p.m Midnight Skies | Always a popular event on the Hill! | Ernest B. Wright observatory | 10 p.m. location. Join us to catch up with faculty you remember and talk with faculty experts you may not know yet | Golisano Hall | 9:30 a.m. Brooks BBQ Lunch | You cant visit oneonta without enjoying a Brooks chicken BBQ. | Stack Lounge and Frisbee Field | 11:30 a.m. Womens Soccer vs. Union College | Pack the stands for Coach Matt Verni 98 and his players | Elmore Field | 1 p.m. Football vs. Frostburg State University | Its the place to be on Saturday afternoon | Wright Stadium | 2 p.m. Dean Edith M. Lacey Dedication | Join us for a tribute to Edith M. Lacey, founder and Dean of the School of Nursing at Hartwick for 18 years | Johnstone Science Center | 3 p.m. Tri Beta National Biology Honors Society Alumni College Class | Fred Stoss 72 presents The Biological Time Bomb Exploded: Celebrating DNA and Spawning New Careers | Golisano Hall | 3 p.m. Dinner around the WorldCelebrating J Term | Talk with current students as you enjoy foods from the countries our students explore during J Term | The Commons | 5 p.m. Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions | Honor some of Hartwicks finest athletes and dedicated fans as they are recognized for their contributions | Lambros Arena | 5:30 p.m. Reunion Class Banquet | If your class year ends with a 2 or 7, its time to celebrate with your classmates and fellow alumni at a special party just for reunion classes | Anderson Center for the Arts | 6 p.m. Alumni Happy Hour Reception | Start the evening out right. Join us for snacks and beverages before heading to your own mini-reunions at favorite local establishments. | Bresee Hall | 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 29
50 Year Club Breakfast | For all members of the 50 Year Club Shineman Chapel House | 8 a.m. Legacy Admissions Interviews | our Admissions staff and Blue Key campus tour guides are eager to meet you and your student, answer questions about the Hartwick experience, and/or provide a tour of the campus | Bresee Hall | 10 a.m. Its PersonalA Conversation with the President | Dr. Margaret Drugovich will provide an update on the College, share her insights on higher education, and answer your questions | Golisano Hall | 10:30 a.m. Field Hockey vs. St. John Fisher College | Cheer on Coach Anna Meyer and her squad | Wright Stadium | 11 a.m. Meet the Faculty Reception | All of your favorite professors in one

Sunday, September 30
Memorial Gathering | A celebration of the lives of members of the Hartwick community who have passed away in the last year. | Shineman Chapel House | 9 a.m.

For more information on activities or events planned for the weekend, contact Duncan Macdonald 78, Director of Alumni Engagement, at 607-431-4032 or

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London CallingWater Polo Wick at the Highest Level: Former

Players Medal in the Summer Olympics
Hartwick was well represented at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England. Former Hawks Bronwen Knox and Sophie Smith (Australia) and Lisa Gibson (Great Britain) played for their respective countries in the womens water polo competition. What a great time for Hartwick water polo, says ninth-year Hartwick head coach Alan Huckins. Bronwen, Sophie, and Lisa were great student-athletes and all three showed potential to be future Olympians. Knox, a forward and defender, has represented the Australian national team for seven years. She helped The Stingers win gold at the 2006 FINA World Cup in China and contributed to Australias bronze medal at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. Smith, a center back/driver, has played four years on the Australian national team. In 2010 she joined Knox on the silver medal-winning World Cup and World League Super Finals teams. Gibson is in her fifth year competing for Great Britain. A center forward, she recently helped her country to the European Championships in the Netherlands for the first time in 15 years. This summer marked the first time ever that the British womens water polo team participated in the Olympics.

Summer olympics coverage became personal for the Wick when NBCs Australia-USA Womens Water polo semi-finals announcer said, The shot came screaming from Bronwen Knox, citing that she attended Hartwick College in oneonta, NY. Knox and Sophie Smith took home Bronze for their native Australia; Lisa Gibson competed for her home, and olympic host country, Great Britain.

Spring Season Standouts

Senior defender Brandon Murtha earned a spot on the North Team when the united States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association announced its participants for the 2012 uSILA/ LaxWorld North/South Game. Murthas selection marks the sixth straight year that at least one Hartwick player has earned an invitation to the prestigious game. u Three members of the mens squad were named to the Empire 8 Conference 2012 Mens Lacrosse All-Conference team. Junior attack Harry Hughes and senior midfielder Mike Morrison were named to the second team; junior defender Max Cooper received an honorable mention. Sophomore Cody Ciolino was named the Hartwick representative on the 2012 Empire 8 Mens Lacrosse Sportsman of the Year team. u On the womens side, the 2012 Womens Lacrosse All-Conference teams included senior midfielder Brittany LaVaute and junior defender Erica Scicchitano both for the Empire 8 Second Team. Senior Hannah Kennedy was selected to the conferences Sportswoman of the Year team for the fourth time in her Hartwick career.

Jeff Boyd 12

Brittany LaVaute 12

Harry Hughes 13

Kamila Zakirova 15

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Class Notes


| Join Us | September 28-30, 2012

Appreciation Gathering: Professor of Business Administration John Clemens (left) joined President Margaret L. Drugovich in thanking alumni, parents, and friends at a Donor Appreciation Reception in New York.

Community Event: Norma 78 and Nick 78 Romansky hosted alumni, parents, and students for a Meet and Greet Reception in Pennsylvania.

1942 |

70th Reunion

1944 Send your updates to your class correspondent: David Trachtenberg, 1946 |

65th Reunion

1950 Send your updates to your class correspondent: George Grice, 1952 |

60th Reunion

1953 Fred Hickein: Fred and Ellie have 12 grandchildren plus one stepgrandson and two great grandchildren. Fred has had open heart surgery, a four-way bypass, and a pacemaker, but is still active in Freemasonry; Ellie is active in the Martha Chapter-Order of Eastern Star and clerk of session and elder in the First Presbyterian Church. We plan to attend Homecoming this year. Edward Gallmeyer: We moved back to the Rochester, NY area in October from our other home in Georgia after a 10-year stay in the south. 1957 | 55th Reunion Send your updates to your class correspondent: Don Michel, 1958 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Dick Hatzenbuhler, 1959 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Dalene Davis Cross, 1962 | 50th Reunion Send your updates to your class correspondent: Sharon Dorff Conway, Dinah McClure, John Dean: A summary of my life after Hartwick: My first job was with

Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City. Then I received a notice from my local draft board that my number was up and the US Army wanted me. Upon graduating from the Army, I went to work for IBM for 31 years. 1964 was the year that we were married. We have two boys, one girl, and five grandchildren, all girls so far. We are fortunate that two of our children live here in Madison with three of our grandchildren. My civic duties have included serving on the Madison Planning and Zoning Commission for 12 years and I am currently a member of the Madison Board of Education. We spend the majority of our summers at our home in Maine enjoying the good clean air and excellent view down the lake. Reach me at Dinah McClure: I have heard from several people about our 50th reunion in September. Emory Ford and his wife Susan Rogers 63, Mitzi Ackerman Griffo, Richard Juve, and Marty Slosson Hankins all plan to be there. Susan, who is a nurse, is especially interested in the Edith M. Lacey activities. Mike Romain: I will be returning to Hartwick College for my 50th along with my wife, Cassie. There is a possibility that my son, Michael C. Romain 92 (20th reunion) will be returning with his wife, Julie Wells 95. Im still practicing dentistry, and the practice I have been working for the past 13 years, ExcelDent, was recently sold to Great Expressions Dental Centers. My wife and I are living in Goshen, NY; our goal is to live in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Mike lives in Havertown, PA, with Julie and our only grandchild, Abigail. Mike works for InstaMed and Julie is on the admissions staff of Wyncroft School in Pottstown, PA. My son, Jonathan, is a Ph.D. in Pediatric neuropsychology at Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin and his wife, Cindy, is a school psychologist for the Milwaukee school system. Reggie Riley Wilson: 50 years seems like a long time, but it has gone by quickly I taught science for 28 years on Long Island, in New Haven, CT, and finally in Watertown, CT 8th graders, just my kind of people! Jim and I live in a townhouse on the Housatonic River, have a boat and enjoy the summers traveling anywhere from Provincetown, MA to Cape May, NJ We even made it up to the Erie Canal. We spend the winter at our sons homes in Cary, NC, a condo in Treasure Is., FL, and the FL Keys I love Key West best. We enjoy retirement.

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Alumni Event: Trustee Emerita Betsy Phelps and her husband Stan, along with their daughter, former trustee Kate Phelps McNamara 86 and her husband Dan, welcomed President Margaret L. Drugovich and alumni, parents, and friends for a Presidential Reception at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Connecticut this April.

1966 Mark Leninson: This is proving to be a pleasant life honorably lived. Drafted out of grad school into the Army, I did a tour of duty in Asia, then worked aboard large private yachts starting as messboyabsolute lowest on the totem poleand after formal study and mentoring worked up to head chef. Several ships and several years later, I went ashore to work as a private household chef. Never married, never had children, never missed it. In every position held I was treated as family. Traveled some: northwestern US, Great Lakes, New England, Bermuda, Caribbean, Mexico, Japan, and Korea. Ive retired to Florida with a hunting dog as big as a horse. 12864 Biscayne Blvd; Miami, FL 33181. Richard Riccio: Mandy and I remain busy with our interests. Mandy is very active in the First Presbyterian Church; is treasurer for PEO, a sorority that raises money to help send women to college; and is on the board of directors for the Hudson Day Care center. I pretty much concentrate on one organization, Trout Unlimited, where I serve on the board of directors, chair the fish stocking committee, and coordinate volunteers for these springtime events, serve on the education committee, and help with educational/fundraising events like fly fishing and fly tying courses. I also do periodic stream clean-ups and tree plantings with other chapter members. 1967 | 45th Reunion Send your updates to your class correspondent: Bruce Cameron, Phillip Arnold: We continue to achieve our retirement goal of traveling; returned at the end of January 2012 from a 30-day cruise starting at Sydney and sailing to the northern areas of Australia before heading to Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hainan (China), Macau, and ending in Hong Kong and South East Asia. We spent June in Paris; rented a one bedroom apartment in the Le Marais area located in the third arrondissement. We used this as our home base to see the sights in Paris, especially the museums, and to travel to the Provence region, the Loire Valley area, to Monets home, and bike out to Versailles Palace. We did this trip in June 2010 and enjoyed ourselves so much it was worth a return. Rosemary Bellino-Hall, MD: I am still working. It is difficult for physicians to retire because they are defined by their work. I have also entered the world of politics as City Councilman. You would think for a city of about only 100,000 that it would not be a difficult job. But, as they say, politics can be a dirty business Frank Fleischer: I retired the end of 2010 and am very involved in the

American Legion. I also sing with a choral group which has performed in Sydney, Australia, Vienna, Beijing, Shanghai, and will be performing this summer in London as a precursor to the 2012 Olympics. Carolyn Reeck Meyer: After 43 years of nursing in various fields, I have retired to enjoy life. I plan to travel and visit family, and do things I have not been able to do, due to employment. Life is caring for me now and not others. Im looking forward to the change. 1969 Send your updates to your class correspondent: John Wood Goldsack, 1971 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Barbara Klapp Vartanian, 1972 | 40th Reunion Send your updates to your class correspondent: Scott Griswold, 1973 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Ronald Stair, Stephen Kummernuss: Our daughter, Erika Stoner, received an MS in statistics from George Mason University. She holds a BS in applied statistics and mathematics from Penn State University. My wife, Linda, is an adjunct professor of Music at Manchester College, Indiana. I am in my 10th year of service as a pastor of St. Marks Lutheran Church, Auburn, Indiana and 35th year of ministry. 1974 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Mike Brown, 1976 Barbara Blaisdell: I am working at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center as a wound care certified RN and Enterostomal Therapist. We still love Alaska and our 15 acre homestead in Palmer where we live with our two dogs and resident moose. Laura D. Mindell: My husband, Jody, and I have been living in South Florida since 2009 and we are really enjoying the warm, sunny weather. Our son, Jeff, lives in Los Angeles and our daughter, Jennifer, is a senior nursing student at the University of Miami. I am an interior designer and spend my free time volunteering for Dress for Success.

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| Join Us | September 28-30, 2012

Keith Granet 79 returned to campus this spring to share his insights into balancing creativity with profitability. He is founder of Granet & Associates, a financial and operational management firm for the design industry. He was recently profiled in The New York Times.
Granet has 30 years experience helping design professionals turn their passion into profit and is an expert on everything from billing and human resources to branding and project management, to marketing and licensing. His clients include Rose Tarlow (Oprahs reported designer), Thad Hayes (Leonard Lauder), Monique Gibson (Elton John), and Timothy Corrigan (Sarah Jessica Parker).

Mini-Reunion: Barbara Vartanian 71, center, recently celebrated a mini Hartwick reunion with Elayne Hunter 71 and Stephen Rennell 72 on Elaynes deck in Anchorage, Alaska. The festivities were complete with Elaynes vintage champagne glasses from the 1992 reunion, Steves original jacket from freshman year, my Hartwick cap and various forms of printed Hartwick materials, Barbara shared.

1977 |

35th Reunion

I owe quite a bit to the direction Hartwick gave me, Granet said, citing his ISP in architecture, study abroad opportunities to study ancient architecture of Greece and the art and architecture of Paris; and his architecture internship with Gensler architects in San Francisco, now the largest architecture firm in the country.

1979 Melanye Brennan: The June issue of the Sturbridge Times published an informational article on the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, where I work as the Field Research Coordinator for the Center for Injury Epidemiology. The reporter interviewed me briefly (as I was boarding a plane) and two other area residents in more detail at the Institute. She did a nice job of presenting who we are and what we do, in the context of National Safety Month. The link to the article is: www. Scott Ragaglia: My wife, Sandra, and I are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter, Olivia Davis-Ragaglia, born on March 6, 2012. Our family lives in Harwinton, CT, on a gentlemans farm built in 1760 with Olivias brother, Kyle, and sister, Katelyn (both in college), and her big, hairy, mastiff brother, Dante. First floor Smith Hall stories still entertain family members; how did we survive 1981 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Larry Tetro, 1982 |

1989 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Dorothy Holt, 1990 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Leisyl Ryan Kleinberg, 1991 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Rena Switzer Diem, Gail McBride Brown writes that Gammas Crazy Eights pledge class got together for their annual girls weekend in NYC. This year some of the group couldnt make it, but most years all eight are present. When we pledged our sorority we were all strangers and every year we thank Gamma Phi Delta for bringing us together. News from the group: Helen Genz Ward just moved to VT and bought Three Springs Farm with her husband and two sons. Helen is studying to become a certified herbalist. Christina McGuire Hurley is living in West Hartford with her husband and four children. Letitia Gaylord Burke is living in Marblehead with her husband and three sons. Jodie French Okun is living outside Washington DC with her husband and two children. Jodie is an interior decorator and you can follow her blog at or follow her on Facebook. Gail McBride Brown is a fitness instructor and lives in Doylestown, PA, with her husband and three sons. Rena Switzer Diem: How did we get here? High school and college classmates with 20-year marriage anniversaries this year (myself

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Brad Black 85 is a successful entrepreneur in sustainable products. He is cofounder of EO Products, Certified Organic Manufacturer of personal care products using the highest grade natural and certified organic ingredients. The company is based in California.
A Connecticut native, Black studied business and political science in an early demonstration of the balance he seeks to create in both his professional and family life. Black visited campus in the spring to talk to students about his experience at Hartwick, which included acquiring a $10,000 grant from the Student Senate to start a maple syrup business.

Gamma Pledge Girls: Helen Genz Ward 91, Christina McGuire Hurley 91, Letitia Gaylord Burke 91, Jodie French Okun 91, and Gail McBride Brown 91 celebrate Gammas girls weekend in NYC.

included), classmates retiring from 20 years in the military, children grown up, turning us into grandparents. Our daughter is due in October with her third child. She is on the Deans List for her college courses. Our oldest son received Academic Achievement Certification for being in the top six percent of his class. He will be a junior in the fall and is looking at colleges for a degree in Electronics Engineering. Our baby will be in 5th grade this fall. He placed second in his grades spelling bee this year. We plan trips to MN and NY for family gatherings. We dont see much of Wick alumni, but its great to catch up on the Wall or in The Wick magazine. Hilary Duffy: This winter and spring I spent working in Cuba on National Geographic Expeditions as a tour manager collaborating with academic experts and local guides. Its been a fascinating experience as changes and reforms are now occurring in Cuba. I encourage you all to travel to Cuba now to witness the rich culture and meet the people. President Obama has re-opened licensed travel to Cuba for education and for people-to-people focused tours for many groups such as National Geographic Expeditions and Smithsonian Journeys. It was delightful to see you all and reconnect at our 20th reunion in the fall of 2011. Please look me up in NYC! Shawn Martin: Lauren has been busy with sports all year, including attending Basketball Camp at SUNY-Potsdam and Swim Camp at Hartwick this summer. She also performed at NYSMMA and received another perfect score as well as first chair as a sixth grade in the middle school band. Lindsay has finally decided to play soccer and softball this year. We cant wait to visit our Wick family again this year in the Poconos as we have the last 20 years. Andrea is still guiding students at the middle school in Malone and I still work for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe as well as continuing to coach boys basketball the last 11 years and track and field this past season. Patrick Warren: Becky Dillon Warren 93 and I are living in Heath, TX, just outside of Dallas. We have three children, Jamie, Libby, and Ella, who are quite active in school activities, swimming, dance, and golf. If anyone gets to the Dallas area please give us a call and we will throw Texas size party! Patrick L. Warren Director, National Accounts T

+214 309 3443 F +214 309 3186 M +972 8322172, Mohawk Flooring - Hard Surfaces 7834CF Hawn Freeway Dallas, TX 75217 1992 | 20th Reunion Send your updates to your class correspondent: Rory Shaffer, Jennifer Lewis Foudy: My husband, John, and I are still in Houston. After working for 15 years as a geophysicist in the oil industry in Exploration, Development and Production, I resigned to become a full-time mom to our four-year-old son, Joshua. I continue to run my own business for yoga and massage. We are expecting the arrival of our second son in early March. 1994 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Missy Foristall, 1995 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Louis Crocco, Lisa Davis: In May I graduated with my Certificate of Advanced Study in Administration from SUNY-Cortland. My degree was a dual certification for School Building Leader and School District Leader. Millissa Ross: I have finally completed a long two-year journey of obtaining dual Masters in Health Administration and Science of Nursing from University of Phoenix. I continue to work at Cortland Regional Medical Center at Long Term Home Health Care Program and am working with my manager to develop a new staff position as a Team Leader Field Supervisor. The journey continues to be interesting as I advance my career from direct patient care to administration. Family continues to do well. Amy Strouse: Im off to Chicago to run the Ragnar-Madison, WI, to Chicago as an ultra-team195 miles, of which 34 are mine! On a fractured tibia no less! Then I promised my doctor I would take it easy.

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Family: Heike Hyson 82 enjoyed the Albany Dutch Apple Cruise with her family: parents Fritz and Hertha Will and children Katelyn and Nicholas.

Alumni Event: Karen Killary 79 and her daughter Lisa enjoyed a Hartwick reception prior to the New York Red Bulls vs. DC united game in June.

1996 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Amy Krasker Cottle, Rich Collins has recently moved to the burbs of Portsmouth, NH, with his fiance Sharon Morrison. He got his MBA from the University of New Hampshire, adopted two shelter dogs, and works as an IT Recruiting Manager at Rich spends his weekends up in the White Mountains of NH playing in the woods with his pups or floating on a kayak with a fly rod in hand. Julie Likel Minarski: Our big news for my husband, Dan, and me is that on May 8 I had twins, Seth Reid and Hayden Corey. They join big brother, Garrett, who is loving life with his little brother and sister. Evangelia Katsios Plezia: This year has been absolutely amazing! I married a truly wonderful man and my best friend, Mathew Plezia, on June 4, 2011 and on March 8 we celebrated the birth of our beautiful baby girl, Gabriella Eleni Plezia! Mathew and I are thrilled to be parents and are so in love with our little angel. Words cant describe the joy Gabriella has brought into our lives.Were also planning a fun trip to my homeland, Greece, for the Spring of 2013. Life is good! Kim Russo Wholey: We welcomed our third son on September 30, 2011. Connor joins brothers Dillon and Logan. Life is crazy but fun. 1997 | 15th Reunion Send your updates to your class correspondent: Amy Maletzke Moore, 1998 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Jamie Sommerville ORiordan, 1999 Kristen Falk, Kristen Falk: With school out for yet another year, Im again reflective about my time on Oyaron Hill. Thinking about the end of the year, graduation, and moving onto whatever is next always makes the memories all come flooding back as I picture myself walking around

campus, every day, for the some of the best years of my life. This time I asked my classmates, Did your path at Hartwick lead you directly here (to this place in the real world), or did you take some detours to get to where you are today? Becky Knickerbocker Armstrong reports, I am working on my secondary education certificate. I teach adult education right now and the credentialing is different. A few more classes and student teaching and I can teach high school Social Studies. This will be a good move, as Zion is entering Kindergarten and I will be looking for more fulltime work. Hartwick follows me everywhere I go. It was my first life experience of the world. It helped me to see the value in people, many times very different from myself. I never lost who I was but gained a love and appreciation for others. In other news, Travis is changing from his role as Youth Pastor to Pastor of Worship and Evangelism. Jeremiah Baker tells his Hartwick story: When I was at Hartwick, I had a small web development firm with Bonin Bough and Jeff Edgett 98. We actually built the first Soccer Hall of Fame website together. I did an internship in Boston during J Term of senior year which turned into paid work. My senior year I [pursued] a job role, e-commerce consultant with a firm called Extraprise. It was great! After that I consulted with many companies and I worked for companies like Hewlett Packard and Equifax. In 2006 I started my own firm helping companies that sell B2B generate more and better sales leads. I have also become very involved in health and fitness. My own fitness transformation story was selected to be in a New York Times bestselling authors next book. Hartwick truly helped me make relationships and see opportunities that I would have not seen if I was not a student there. I have very fond memories of my time at Hartwick. For me, it was the relationships that I made! I will always value that time. Kanchan Banga writes, I definitely took some detours to get where I am, but I love the public service sector and cant think of any other job where I would have been as fulfilled and happy. Geno Carr is, Blessedly busy, as usual! I ended the run of Parade and wrapped up the semester teaching at Grossmont College. I returned

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Donor Event: Dr. Terry Fulmer and her husband Keith hosted President Margaret L. Drugovich, alumni and parents for a John Christopher Hartwick Leadership Donor Dinner in Boston. Guests attending included Laurie Ducey 75, P09 and Colonel Roger Ducey III, P09, Christine Johnson 68 and Paul Johnson 67.

to the 80s musical review, miXtape, which is in its third year rockin the Gaslamp Quarter. This summer hes headed to Maine, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and more. Back in San Diego, hell spend the rest of the year working at the Tony Award winning Old Globe Theatre. I am honored and excited to join the cast of the world premiere of Allegiance - A New American Musical. Then I return to my role as Papa Who in Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Still cant believe that I am getting to do what I love and getting paid for it! Hartwick was such a huge part of preparing me for my career and making me who I am. Shiloh Vanderhoof Chickerell has been bringing her travelling petting zoo to a few stops for kids. In the fall I will be attending Delhi Tech for the vet tech program so I can enhance my knowledge of our animals and better care for them and to maybe get a job as a vet or at a zoo! We just celebrated the twins third birthday! Anis Dizdarevic has been in NYC for almost four years. Hes working at Columbia Presbyterian as an assistant professor of anesthesiology and pain management. Hes doing a lot of clinical work, teaching, as well as clinical studies and research. Anis has attended a few conferences nationwide and overseas and reports that things have been busy but good. He hopes to make it to Oneonta soon. Jennifer Martin Dolan and her husband welcomed their daughter, Madeleine Jean, on May 10. The baby joins her brothers Teddy, 5, and Lucas, 3. Jennifer is getting used to having a little girl who already is proving to be very different from her big brothers. Im still working at Walpole High School as the Director of Guidance and continue to send applicants to Hartwick each year. We are looking forward to a nice long summer this year! Kristen Falk recently took a vacation to the Grand Canyon and was lucky enough to be there for the lunar eclipse. Shes looking forward to visiting family this summer and continues to travel to feed her Contra dancing habit. From Hartwick I learned to keep searching for whatever is next. I started as pre-med and ended up deciding that plants were what I was most interested in. I know that biology, plants, science, ecology, and discovery are what Im looking to study. Hartwick helped me learn that if youre not happy doing something, do something else that will make you happy. The opportunities are there for you. Sara Robinson Gammack just finished her year of teaching first grade. She looks forward to spending the summer with her kids, Jackson (6), Harry (4), Katie Grace (14 months), and their new Bernese mountain

dog puppy, Kinley. Next year she will be the District Professional Development Resource Teacher. Its all very busy and exciting! Amy Yager Gardner enjoyed a recent vacation with friends in New Hampshire. It is nice to take a break. I am working at Oneonta Family Practice and finally getting settled in. I continue to learn something new every day and it is nice to hear from patients that they are confident in me even when I am not always the most confident in myself. Gayle Huntress is engaged! James and I decided it was time to take on a major project so we bought a house with a barn on 18 acres and are renovating it. Its pushed the wedding plans aside for now, but since we waited ten years to get engaged, whats another few months? Patty Tiller Mitchel and her husband celebrated the birth of their daughter, Marley, on April 20. Were having a blast with her! Were looking forward to a summer of firsts with her and not looking forward to a return to the office! Dan and Jamie Irwin Morency are looking forward to a very busy summer. We head to the Adirondacks for our usual camping trip and then return home for a few days before heading to Hawaii! Jamies sister is getting married and lives there. We are turning it into a three-week family vacation on the Big Island. Once we return it is right into Jamies preseason and back to school shortly after that. Tiffany Lyman Otten says, Im the Account Director for Acquire B2B, a firm focusing on marketing automation and lead generation/ nurturing strategy. In September she celebrates her five-year anniversary with husband, Luke, and the third birthday of their son, Liam. In all, things are doing really well for our nuclear family. As early entrants into the sandwich generation, we have challenges related to those responsibilities but are blessed to have the time we do. Im hoping to have the opportunity to attend an alumni event in the near future. The last alumna I saw was Kristin Crosby Miller, when I was locked out of my car outside her work in 0 degree weather! I am admittedly relying on Facebook to keep me in touch but am getting awfully nostalgic for my days on the Hill. Hoping everyone is well! Dan Shapley is celebrating his career change. This June, I organized the Riverkeeper Sweep, a day of service for the Hudson River that featured more than 30 volunteer-led cleanups. More than 450 people took part over a span of 100 miles, from New York City to the City of Hudson. Im also working with our Water Quality Program, testing the water quality at 36 sites on the Rondout Creek and Wallkill River. Its the biggest project of its kind, and it has been really satisfying to get it off the ground. Sam, Ben, and I will be meeting up with Lynn Hodgens, Brian Schaffer, and their daughter, Evie, at Pine Lake this summer and were going to see Wilco at Brewery Ommegang. Were trying to rope Alison Paradis and Brian Palmucci to join us. Eric Shoen took a job at Hartwick as Executive Director of Individual Giving. Ive been taking some time off to enjoy life, clean and organize, read, nap, catch up with friends, camp, and find a house. Ive been connecting with as many people as I can, along with helping my church raise money to pay a refugee case worker that we have. Ive been taking guitar lessons and am going to start again with Mark Pawkett 98 as soon as I get settled in Oneonta. Angel Marie Howe Swindell has good news all around! I won my battle with breast cancer and have a new lease on life. Remember to do regular breast examsknowing that something was different and taking action saved my life. I got married to my sweetheart, Eric Swindell, on November 14, 2011 (Kristin Hall 00 was there), moved to St. Croix in January, and switched careers from education to real estate. Im enjoying the new path. My time at Hartwick prepared me well for the

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Alumni Event: President Margaret Drugovich thanked John Christopher Hartwick Leadership Donors at an appreciation reception in New York City. Trustee Emeritus Allen Freedman H00 and Judy Brick Freedman hosted the group at their apartment in April. Guests were treated to a wine tasting, hors doeuvres, and a tour of part of Judys renowned collection of horse textiles.

challenges Ive faced and the change involved with my journey. 2000 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Kristen Hall, Charles Catania writes, I am doing well, my children Jack and Joseph celebrated their first and third birthdays at the end of June, and my wife, Kim and I continue to enjoy life outside of Philadelphia. My family medicine practice in south NJ is doing great; Ive settled in very nicely and I am blessed to be a part of peoples lives on a daily basis. Hope everyone is doing well! Mara Areman Cerina is living in and loving Southern Vermont. I have been keeping busy with a new job at Citizens Bank, a very active three-year-old daughter, Alivia Jane, and on May 21 Joey and I were blessed with the birth of our second child, Wyatt Samuel Cerina. This spring, Brigitte Fielder received her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature (specializing in American literature of the 19th century) from Cornell University, alongside her partner, Jonathan Senchyne. Brigitte and Jonathan were thrilled that the commencement ceremonies were attended by many family members and friends, including Hartwick alumni Bethel Huller, Victor Willingham, and Melissa Williams. Brigitte is excited to be spending six weeks at Wesleyan University, CT, this summer as a Human-Animal Studies Fellow with the Animals & Society Institute and Wesleyan Animal Studies. In the fall, Brigitte and Jonathan will move to Madison, WI, and will both begin teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kristin Hall Hey everyone! Life in Bangor, ME continues to go well. My job as a PA working on the Trauma and Acute Care Surgery service is keeping me on my toes and teaching me a lot. The work on my house continues, but progress is being made. It has been nice that a few neighbors have complimented me on the progress! Please keep sending the updates and pictures my way ( so that we can get them in The Wick for you! Meg Thomson and Lindsay Silverman are running away with the prize for charitable contributions ... I mean, they are both keeping busy running for charity. Meg is training for her fifth event for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and 200 mile relay race from Saratoga Springs to Lake Placid. She adds that she is looking forward to Sarah Petits wedding. Lindsay ran the Boston Marathon for the second time, raising money for Back on My Feet, a charity in Boston that uses running as a way to help Bostons homeless population get, well, back on their feet.

She is a regular participant in their early morning workouts. Bethel Huller and Victor Willingham write, Things have been quite hectic for us in Maryland. A year ago our niece moved in with us, so we now have three kids. Ayden is almost nine and has just finished third grade; he is growing into an awesome kid. Sophie is almost four and a bundle of fun and Chloe is three and amazes me with how far she has come in the past year. Victor is still working in Alexandria. Weve seen some Hartwick alumni over the past few months. They helped celebrate Tricia Brady Montes and her husband Fernandos new baby at a baby shower in CT, along with Melissa Williams, Melissa Smith Sweet, and Brigitte Fielder. Most recently we celebrated Brigitte receiving her Ph.D. from Cornell University. The kids made it through all three graduation ceremonies and were complimented on how well they did. Ria Delight Megnin gave the graduation speech for the City of Daytons 30th annual Neighborhood Leadership Institute, after completing a spring program of tours, field trips, history lessons, visioning with leaders, and community service projects! If youre one of the young professionals flocking to cities or neighborhoods that people scoff at, here are three simple ways to turn things around: 1) Invite people on weekly field trips to local places or programs or projects they havent explored before; 2) Call City Hall and ask for a five-minute phone call with a city leader to find out the biggest needs and the biggest successes people can get involved in; 3) Post what you learn on forums and on Facebook, in letters to the editor, and just generally talk up your community. We learned at Hartwick how much of a difference a single person can make. Friend me on FacebookId love to hear your communitys story! Tim Stevens writes, After 10 years of working in the software world and making my way up to the level of Enterprise Architect, I made a drastic career change in 2011 and took the role of Editor-in-Chief of Engadget. There I am embracing the writing side of my Hartwick education and stepping away from my computer science degree. Its been a wild ride since I took over but Ive been incredibly lucky to travel all over the world to cover consumer electronics in different markets. I recently spent a week in Alaska to report on how low-cost action cameras are being used to study the northern lights. Amanda Reed Stevens and I will celebrate eight years of marriage this year. We recently bought a new home in the country, south of Albany, NY, where we live with two mutts and two bee hives.

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Friends: Dawn Rivers 14 and Cynthia Lockrow 01 attended the Democratic Rural Conference in Corning in April. Both are on the executive board of the organization, which represents rural Democratic county committees across the state. Cynthia has been chair of the Delaware County Democratic Party for five years, and Dawn was that countys vice chair until recently. Dawn is now a State Committee member in otsego County. She is an honors student studying anthropology and economics.

Announcing: Daryl C. Thompson 06 married Vanessa Croft in their home country of Anguilla on July 23, 2011. His groomsman included Terrell Smith 07, Randy Burgess Jr. 07, Christina Flores 06, Shamar Yee 08 and Jose Disla 07. Mishique Pearson 04, Robbilee Luedtke 04 and Antoinette Rivera 08 also attended.

Announcing: Adam McElligott 06 married Karen Ann Sano on May 28, 2011, at St. Pauls Church in Binghamton, NY.

2001 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Jessica Hyde, Jessica Hyde This summer I am attempting to start a garden. I already have one decent-sized jalapeno and have named it Jose. Jose has many brothers and sisters on the way and I look forward to stuffing them with cheese, wrapping them with bacon, and grilling them. Otherwise, life is good. I hope all is well with the Class of 2001who, by the way, dearly needs to update Hartwick with their e-mail address, as apparent by the 100 plus blurb requests that bounce back each time I send them! 2002 | 10th Reunion Send your updates to your class correspondent: Meredith Robbins, 2003 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Erin Rowe, 2004 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Bry Anderson, 2005 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Edwin Siegfried, 2006 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Brian Knox, Florence Alila, Caitlin Dwyer: Caitlin Dwyer received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota in June. She is starting a position as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis.

Adam McElligott: Adam McElligott married Karen Ann Sano on May 28, 2011, at St. Pauls Church in Binghamton, NY. Karen is employed with The Partners Insurance and Financial Services Agency in Vestal, NY, and Adam is a fifth-year Apprentice Electrician with the IBEW Local 325. Adam is also the girls and boys varsity diving coach for the Binghamton City School District and a former Hartwick diver. The couple spent their honeymoon in Anguilla where Adam reconnected with former roommate and friend Daryl Thompson. 2007 | 5th Reunion Send your updates to your class correspondent: Sara Caldwell, Sara Caldwell purchased her first home and entered into her fifth year as a health inspector for the Westchester County Health Department. She was awarded a Public Health Leaders of Tomorrow Program tuition grant by the University at Albany School of Public Health toward her second Masters degree. Erica Henderson lives in Schenectady, NY, loving my job working at a hospital with newborns and their families. She became a foster parent last year and currently cares for two little boys in her home. 2009 Brittany Decker and Albe Hulick became engaged in October of 2011. Brittany is completing her Masters Degree in Nurse Anesthesia at Albany Medical College and will graduate in November. They plan a July 2013 wedding. 2010 Send your updates to your class correspondent: Wyatt Uhlein,

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Wedding: Bill Chronister 08 married Christina Dempsey on December 15, 2011. Ryan Chronister 10 was best man. Wedding Bells: Joe Fayton 08 and Katie Faria 10 were married at the Harris Pelham Inn in Pelham, NH August 20, 2011. Alumni attending the wedding included Sharrom Siar, Mark Phillips 08, Krystle Crouse 10, Brian DelBene 08, Lindsay Snogles 08, Melissa Wasson 07, Randy Brown 08, Brian Calitbiano 08, Mike Angstadt 08. Front Row: Rachel Drucker 08, Moriah Drucker 10, Marissa Crisi 08, Natalie Schnick 08, Trish Shorey 08, Katie Faria 10, Joe Fayton 08, Kathleen Youngs 10, Shannon Dion 10, Charlotte Gabrielson 09, and Kelly Fayton 13.

Special Event: A cross-section of the College community gathered in Rochester, NY at the Country Club in June for a reception hosted by trustee Halford Johnson and his wife, Georgine. Incoming students and their families joined alumni, current students, and staff for a beautiful summer evening. President Margaret Drugovich invited Rachel Rhodes 12, the newest alumna in the crowd, to share some thoughts about her Hartwick experience and her current work with Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand.

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Hartwick Legacies
At the Pre-Commencement Brunch

Molly Sloan 12 poses with her father, Doug Sloan 80. She double majored in Anthropology and History; he studied Nursing.

Daniel Valliere 12 graduated with a degree in Business Administration; his sister Amanda Valliere 10 earned her Hartwick degree in History.

Maggie Wandell 12 studied Psychology at the alma mater of both her parents: Ginny Johnson Wandell 84 (Art) and Andrew Wandell 83 (English).

Eric Schultz 12 is the fourth in his family to graduate from Hartwick: his grandmother, Margaret Rodgers Schultz 37; his father, Rodger 66, and his brother Victor 09. Eric majored in Political Science and German, Victor in Biochemistry and German, and Rodger in Business Administration. Also pictured (left) brother William and mother Mona

Amanda Wilder 12, a Biology major, is the niece of Nursing graduate Beth Wilder 75. Amandas parents are Jeff and Eva Marie Wilder. Victoria Halsted 12, a Psychology major, is the daughter of Craig Halsted 75, who pursued an Independent Student Program.

Lizzie Allers 12 joined a family tradition when she chose Hartwick, including her brother Philip Allers 02 and sister-in-law Sarah Sweeney 02 (pictured) as well as her sister Jennifer Allers 07. Lizzie double majored in Mathematics and Political Science, Philip in Information Science, Sarah in English, and Jennifer in French.

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In Memoriam

Family, friends, and faculty gathered on May 12 to celebrate the life of Dylan Semenenko Clark 09 and to dedicate a plaque in his memory. His close friend Ethan Elston 07 authored the text of the plaque now placed below Dylans 2006 sculpture Tusk, which stands alongside Anderson Center. Professors Fiona Dejardin and Doug Zullo were among those who read poems that captured the sentiment of the day. Professor Terry Slade narrated a touching presentation of Dylans development as a sculptor during his years at Hartwick, showing his increasingly sophisticated mastery of the materials to express artistic, political, and philosophical ideas. Many of Dylans friends and ADo brothers shared vivid memories and told of his profound and lasting influence on their lives. President Margaret L. Drugovich began the plaque dedication with words of welcome and with a reading of a moving original poem, Dust, which she dedicated to Dylans mother. Dylan and his mother endowed The Fund for Excellence in Art and Art History in 2007 that provides annual awards for art materials and student projects. Gifts in Dylans memory may be made to this fund; please contact Eric Shoen 99, College Advancement, Hartwick College, at 607-431-4432 or

1940 | Dr. Stewart L. Griggs died February 12. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Hartwick, his MD from the University of Buffalo, and did his residency in pediatrics at Milwaukee Childrens Hospital. Stew was a captain in the Army medical corps in the Philippines During World War II and treated survivors of the Bataan death march. He became the first pediatrician in Green Bay, WI, and practiced there for nearly 40 years before his 1983 retirement. Stew is survived by his high school sweetheart, Helen Punky Hallenbeck; five children: Jacqueline, Thomas, Peter, Barbara, and David; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. 1941 | Dorothy Baumgardt Ryan died February 24. Dorothy earned a B.A. in English from Hartwick and attended the Graduate School of English at Columbia University. She taught English at the high school and junior college level including one year at Oneonta High School. She married Cornelius Ryan, MD in 1947 in Oneonta and he predeceased her. She is survived by her daughters Deborah and Elizabeth, two stepgrandsons, and two step-great-grandsons. 1946 | Lillian Stermensky Jones died January 25. Lil is now reunited with her husband of more than 60 years, Diddie. I am where I want to be, she said just before her passing. A graduate of the Hartwick College School of Nursing under the US Cadet Nurse Corps Program, Lil worked as an R.N. at Rome Hospital for 30 years and at Hospice for 20 years. Lil is survived by her extensive family: children Lynda, Doug, Kathy, and David and their spouses; 12 grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren; her sister, Val, and her husband; her sisters-in-law and brother-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. 1948 | Mary Candy Canfield Bedrosian died June 16. Candy

in 1971. After raising her children with husband Levon, Mary worked as an obstetrics nurse in the Bedrosian and Dropkin practice, only retiring at age 83. Mary is survived by her husband, their sons Gary and Richard, three grandsons, and one great-granddaughter. from Hartwick and an M.A. in history from Columbia University. He built a career as an educator and retired in 1977. He is survived by his daughter, Ann Malnosky Foshee 79, and his son, John.
1949 | John R. Malnosky died June 22. John earned a B.A. in history

1950 | Francis J. Cucciarre died February 14. A lifelong resident of Walton, Frank proudly served his country as a Staff Sargent in the U.S. Army Medical Corps 61st Field Hospital. After returning from military service, he went to Hartwick to study biology and became president of his fraternity, Delta Sigma Phi. He joined his fathers business, Tonys Shoe Store, and was the sole owner at the time of his death. Frank is survived by his loving family, including his wife, Norma Klett Cucciarre; their children, David and Nancy; three grandchildren; his sister and brother; and several nieces and nephews. Frank was predeceased by his brother, Joe. 1951 | John W. Pierson died March 13. In 1946, John received

received her RN degree from Hartwick and worked as an obstetrics nurse for most of her adult life. Mary was evening charge nurse in the newborn nursery at the Albany Medical Center Hospital. Later, she attended night school and earned a B.A. in economics from Russell Sage College

an Honorable Discharge from the US Navy and then studied for a mathematics degree at Hartwick. He married Maureen Truax in 1957 and the couple settled in Sidney, NY, to raise their family. He worked as a Sales Representative for Bendix Corporation. They relocated to Jacksonville, FL, and he retired in 1988. John was preceded in death by his brother Richard and his wife, Maureen. He is survived by his children, Karen, John, and Bob; a niece; and seven grandchildren.
1952 | Albert VanDyke died April 30. Al served in the U.S. Air Force Security Service after graduating from Hartwick and later earned his Masters Degree in education and his School Administrators

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Certification. In 1959, Al began his career in education as a social studies teacher in Liberty, NY, and soon worked to establish a special education program in the high school. In 1967, he was named the first Director of Special Education at Sullivan County BOCES, where he designed and implemented special education programs for children throughout Sullivan County. John leaves behind his loving wife of 55 years, Joanne Cipriani Van Dyke; his daughter, Diane; and two granddaughters.
1954 | Margaret Thomas Campbell, died May 19. The first in her

and finally North Carolina. She worked at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, as a public health nurse in Rensselaer County, NY, and as a school nurse in Syracuse, NY. Becky is survived by her husband of almost 49 years; their three sons and their wives and children; Beckys brother and sister; two sisters-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and many dear friends.
1962 | Marilyn B. Michaud died May 7. A nursing major at Hartwick, Marilyn remained involved with her classmates through the years. She was the beloved wife of James; dearest mother of Christopher, David, Kathleen, and Todd; loving grandmother of five; and dear daughter of Minnie Bell. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Edith M. Lacey Memorial Nursing Scholarship at Hartwick College ( or Office of College Advancement, Hartwick College, One Hartwick Drive, Oneonta, NY, 13820). 1963 | John V. Centamore, Sr. died May 24. John graduated from Hartwick with a degree in history, served in the Air Force in Vietnam, and developed a successful career as a purchasing manager. John spent his retirement serving others, including work in disaster relief as a volunteer coordinator for rebuilding hundreds of homes in Bayou La Batre, AL, after Hurricane Katrina. He is preceded in death by his parents, three siblings, and a niece. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Emmons Centamore 64; their children John Centamore Jr. 88, Deborah, Patrick, Kara, and Christopher; 14 grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren. 1968 | Kathleen Swartout Kuhn died June 14. Kathy was a graduate

family to attend college, Margaret graduated with a degree in nursing. She worked at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY, and then in Public Health Nursing. She earned a Masters in Nursing, served as a Nursing Instructor at Syracuse University, and then as Director of Nursing for the Capital District Psychiatric Center (CDPC). Later, Margaret was instrumental in establishing the Highline Mental Health Center in Seattle, WA. She worked as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner before establishing her own private practice of psychotherapy. Margaret is survived by the love of her life, Bill; her sister-in-law; step-daughter and step-son; four step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew; great-nieces, great-nephews; as well as many friends and cousins.

1954 | Robert W. Weiss died April 29. Bob served in the U.S. Army in Korea, then came to Hartwick to earn his B.S. in psychology. He went on to earn his Masters in education and developed a 34-year teaching career. He is survived by his four siblings, Russell, William, Marian, and Millicent; his wife of 55 years, Patricia Gaffney Weiss; his six children; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 1956 | Marian Weisser Wemple died May 3. A graduate of the

Hartwick College School of Nursing, she met her first husband, Dr. Henry Weisser 57, and lifelong friends Liz Davidson Mocko 56 (deceased), and Bishop George Mocko 56 on the Hill. As a nurse in Long Island, she helped care for Judy Garland, Eva Gabor, and other Broadway stars. Marian spent 30 years working as a registered nurse at Poudre Valley Hospital and later as a home health care nurse. In the early 1990s, she volunteered to care for patients who were dying of AIDS. Marian is survived by her husband Ron Wemple; her children Steve, Jeanette, Tim, and Elizabeth; her sister Jeanne LeClercq; five grandchildren; four stepchildren and many step grandchildren; as well as several cousins.
1962 | Mary Ann Noon Haw, Ph.D. died on February 9, 2012 from Alzheimer`s, a particularly cruel irony since she had a brilliant mind and went on to earn a doctorate and have a career as a highly admired professor in the graduate school of nursing at San Francisco State University. She was a beloved member of the 1962 nursing class at Hartwick. `Noonie` as she was known on the east coast, moved to California in 1966 for graduate school, and spent the rest of her life there. She touched many lives through community-based organizations where she taught her graduate students responsibility, and lived a life of integrity and caring, liberally laced with fun and laughter. Noonie is survived by Thomas, her husband of forty years, two daughters, two grandchildren and her Hartwick nursing classmates who think of each other as family. 1962 | Ella Becky Brink Brown died March 18. Becky and her husband, Robert, lived in New York, Delaware, Indiana, Pennsylvania,

of Hartwicks nursing program. She is survived by her husband, Ulrich; her children, Heidi and Karl; her three grandchildren; and brother Gerald. She was predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Margaret Swartout, and sisters, Elizabeth Makely and Marion Hoffman.
1969 | David J. Ginzl died February 16. David earned his B.A. in history from Hartwick and his Ph.D. in U.S. history from Syracuse University. Following his retirement as a 20-year veteran of Barnett Bank, he authored and published three books, Images of America: Barnett Bank; Barnett: The Story of Floridas Bank; and Stein Mart: An American Story of Roots, Family, and Building A Greater Dream. He also served as a part-time history professor at The University of North Florida. David is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carole Lingel Ginzl; their three daughters and six grandchildren; as well as his mother, Arvilla, and his brother, Paul. He is preceded in death by his father, Rudolph. 1971 | Dr. Garry D. Brown died March 23. Garry earned his

bachelors degree in Chemistry from Hartwick, his M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine, and went on to develop a specialty in pathology. Garry is survived by his father, George; his brother, Collins; and a niece, Stacy B. Husted. in political science and was active in the Alpha Delta Omega Fraternity. He married his college sweetheart, Rebecca Goff Stillman 79 and relocated to Massachusetts, where he built a very successful career in the insurance industry. Bob is survived by his three children: James, Jonathan, and Elizabeth Stillman 14; his parents, Paul and Joanne Stillman; and
1979 | Robert T. Stillman P14 died March 20. Bob earned a B.A.

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his siblings, Jacqueline Halowack 79, Phillip, and Deborah; and several nieces and nephews. Bobs children respectfully request that donations in his honor be made to the Robert T. Stillman Memorial Fund at Hartwick College, One Hartwick Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.
1980 | Hilda D. Meisner Wachtel died May 7. An English major at Hartwick, Hilda was an avid reader and writer of short stories and poetry. She was an advocate for animal welfare; her goal was to find funding for and help educate children on the importance of spaying and neutering cats and dogs. Hilda was the daughter of the late Dr. Abraham and Claire Meisner, mother of Abram and Calia Wachtel, and sister of Daniel Meisner. 1981 | Robert P. Patterson died January 12. The son of Judge Robert

Family | Donald T. Hazard, father of Scott Hazard 84, died January

15. Born in Providence, RI, Donald graduated from Brown University . He worked for IBM for 34 years, retiring as a Director of New Product Development. He is survived by his wife; Barbara, sons Steven, David, and Scott; brother Robert; and two grandchildren. Scott graduated from Hartwick with a B.A. in Management and is Senior Vice President of Guardhill Financial Corp. in New Canaan, CT.

Family | Francesco Gallo, father of Clara F. Gallo 14, died January

P. Patterson Jr. and the late Bevin D. Patterson, Bob received his BA in English from Hartwick and his CSW from the NYU School of Social Research. He studied for a postgraduate degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy and had a clinical psychotherapy practice in Manhattan. Bob is survived by his wife Cristina; his father; and siblings Anne P. Finn, Margaret, Paul, and Katherine. economics from Hartwick and went on to become a Senior Vice President at TNS (formerly NFO), a leading market research and market information group where he worked for 16 years. He is survived by his wife, Christine Anne Fix; two children, Sophia and Benjamin; his parents, Douglas and Linda; and his brother, James.
Family | Annie Henriques, wife of Kathy OConnell 81, died 1995 | Douglas Daniel Lewis died March 14. Dan earned his degree in

26. He was born in Polia, Italy, and built a successful career, and became the Chief Executive Officer of America for Alitalia Airlines. Francesco married the love of his life, Dr. Nunzia Fatica, in 1981. He is survived by his four children: Alessandro, Massimiliano, Nicoletta, and Clara 14; three brothers; and two sisters. He was predeceased by his brother, Antonio.

Friend | Willis C. Dailey died March 2. A former member of the

Hartwick College Citizens Board, Bill was a native son. After serving in the Navy during World War II and receiving the U.S. Naval Victory Medal, he went to work with his father. He operated the Oneonta Family Cleaners until his retirement in 1989 and also built U-Totem, one of the first laundromats in town. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Barbara, and his sisters, Emogene and Irene. Survivors include his sister as well as his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

March 17. Annies career spanned many fields including human resources management, sales administration management, process improvement management, regulatory affairs, marketing management and communications, publications, advertising and promotions, and contract manufacturing. She brought excellence to such companies as NYNEX (now Verizon), Pepsi Cola, and International Paper. She was founder and proprietor of her own graphic design company, Hummingbird Press. Annie is survived by her beloved and loving wife of 28 years, Kathy OConnell; Kathys family; and her own family.

Former staff | Richard Puffer died June 7. Richard served his country in the Korean War. He worked at Hartwick for 11 years, raised his family in Otego, and retired to Maryville, TN. He was the loving husband of 62 years of Jennie McCall Puffer; the proud father of five children: Yvonne, Dianna, Richard, Bruce, and Shirley; grandfather to five; and greatgrandfather to one. Former staff | Charles L. Sage died March 8. A former member of the Hartwick College Security Department, Charles served 20 years with the Oneonta Police Department. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a past commander of the Oneonta American Legion. He is survived by his children, Jody Courtemanche and Ronald Sage; his granddaughter; a sister and brother; and several nieces and nephews.

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Volunteer Spotlight

Urged to name his favorite way to volunteer for Hartwick, Neal Miller 72 cites his latestmeeting incoming first year students and their families. Neal and his wife, Mary Sapienza Miller 73, joined numerous student orientation sessions this summer, talking with families and getting to know the new students. All the committee work I do is fine and, yes, I know its important, he says, but interacting with students is the best. We like seeing students all the time. The couple now lives on the edge of campus, literally at the bottom of the Hill. They enjoy ready access to College events, are planning to host alumni gatherings at their home, and generously housed a Hartwick basketball player for the academic year (Josefine Vincents 15 of Denmark). A former Wick basketball star himself, Neal lends a strong presence to everything he does. Hes regularly drafted to serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Athletics Hall of Fame banquet, participates in conferring Alumni Awards during Homecoming, and welcomes the newest alumni during Commencement exercises (bringing the graduates to the defining moment of ringing their Hartwick replica bells). His ready smile, deep laugh, and even deeper commitment to Hartwick College make Neal Miller irresistible. He demonstrates leadership in ways large and small; currently serving as President of the Alumni Association and a member of the Citizens Board Executive Council, he also helped found the Coaches Club, serves on the Planned Giving Advisory Council, and is a member of the Kellogg Society. Hartwick and I go back a long way, Neal says, reflecting on his 44-year association with the College. Ive tried to do whatever Ive been asked to do. I dont think Ive ever said no to Hartwick. Im passionate about it. Hartwick gave me my start, he adds, noting that its where he landed his first job (in admissions) and where he met his future wife. (As Neal tells it, the two became a couple soon after he helped Mary move into the third floor of Saxton Hall her freshman year.) Following her graduation they decided to put down roots in the area and built successful careersshe as an English teacher in the Unatego School District and now an adjunct professor at Hartwick, he as an entrepreneur in the financial services industry. In a satisfying turn of events, their two children are back in the areaNate works for his father and Cassandra is on Hartwicks marketing staff. Neal and Mary are 15-year consecutive donors to their alma mater, supporting everything from Wick Athletics to the Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship Endowed Fund. He has made planned gifts to the College in the form of two life insurance policies. The economic growth of Hartwick is important, Neal says. Were not like other schools; the opportunities we have here are special. Every student should have the chance to go on J Term; we need to help with scholarships so families can afford Hartwick for their children.

The Irresistible and Irrepressible

Neal Miller 72

Neal 72 and Mary Sapienza 73 Miller at their oneonta home.

I am loyal to this school, he says in a clear understatement, and I want all alumni to feel that way, too. Mary and I plan to continue to be there for Hartwick, contributing financially and bringing our time and energy in any way we can.

Hartwick has a great future and I want to be a part of it.

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A Man You Could Trust

Everyone who knew Jim Elting had a story, indeed many stories. I first met Jim at his home in early 2008. He and Karen hosted a dinner for trustees to meet Margaret Drugovich, then a finalist for the presidency of Hartwick College, and me, her partner. Despite the pressure of the occasion, Jim and Karen made it a wonderful evening that we have spoken of fondly many times since. That was their way. Margaret and I have now spent many evenings with the Eltingsat their home or ours, perhaps a favorite restaurant; in groups large or small or just us. Talking work then talking liveschildren, favorite getaways, interests, concerns. Their deep comfort together was inclusive and often punctuated by fine wines, stories of exotic travels, and much laughter. Jims ready smile was richly genuine; his hugs worthy of a bear. When Jim said he was so glad to see you he meant it and you knew it. The feeling was mutual. I loved hearing his voice on the phone, seeing him in our sunroom when he dropped over on a Sunday afternoon to talk with Margaret, listening to his pride as he addressed the College community. Jim was not a graduate of Hartwick Collegehis alma maters were Yale University and Columbia Universityyet his loyalty said otherwise. He once told me he saw in Hartwick what he valued in his experience at Yale, quoting Angelo Bartlett Giamatti, a former president of Yale and Commissioner of Major League Baseball, in saying, The privilege of a private education is the ability to do public good. Jim did so much good. He was a leader in Oneonta, Cooperstown, and the region. He led through his givingthrough 37 years of financial support to Hartwick and 21 years of service as a trustee, including four as Chair of the Board. The Elting Fitness Center and Elting Gallery were born of his and Karens gifts. He described Hartwick as a treasure and invested in what he believed in. Jim was a lifelong athletea powerful rugby player and determined rower whose friends included teammates such as Bill Campbell, whom Jim made a friend of Hartwick and a friend of ours. He was an avid fan seen on so many sidelines and partial to Wick DI soccer. And he was an advocate for fitness and sport. An orthopedic surgeon, for many years he provided consultations to our student athletes. He was the go-to guy on all matters of health. In this and all ways, he was the man you could trust. Beth Steele

A personal tribute to

As this issue of The Wick went to press, the College community learned the shocking news that our Chairman of the Board, Dr. James J. Elting, had died following a brief illness. This is one of many tributes to come.

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