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Fall 2010

Volume XLX: No. 2

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James Jolly, FEATURE WRITER AND CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Elizabeth Steele ART DIRECTOR/GRAPHIC DESIGNER Jennifer Nichols-Stewart, COPY EDITOR/MAGAZINE PRODUCTION Kathleen Beach, ASSOCIATE WRITER Christopher Lott, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Jason Jones, Gerry Raymonda, Jamey Novick, Elizabeth Steele, James Jolly, Kira Delanoy, Ben Wronkoski ’11, NASA, and EDITORIAL REVIEW BOARD Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich, President Dr. Michael G. Tannenbaum, Academic Affairs Jim Broschart, Institutional Advancement David Conway, Enrollment Management and Marketing Dr. Meg Nowak, Student Life Duncan Macdonald ’78, Alumni Relations Communications and Marketing Staff EDITORIAL OFFICE Shineman Chapel House, Hartwick College Oneonta, NY 13820-4018 Tel: 607-431-4038, Fax: 607-431-4025 E-mail: We welcome comments on anything published in The Wick. Send letters to The Wick, Hartwick College, PO Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820-4018 or Letters may be edited for clarity and space. The Wick is published by Hartwick College, PO 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 From the President
Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich reflects on reaching higher, working harder, and striving for more in service to learning.

10 Out of This World
Student-faculty collaboration in international astronomical project.


Board Enhanced
Five new members join the ranks of Hartwick’s Board of Trustees.

12 Foothold in the Far East
Hartwick’s developing relationship with China.


Cob House
This unique student residence at Pine Lake is a study in sustainability.

14 Straight from the Source
Stephen Green ’59 connects students with business and politics.


Strong and Vibrant
The Class of 2014 reflects Hartwick’s attraction to new students.

16 I+III=Hartwick
Final decision: men’s soccer and women’s water polo remain Division I.


Heard on the Hill
Seven students explain why Hartwick is the perfect choice for them.

22 Portrait in Philanthropy
The Johnstone’s continue to make a real difference at Hartwick.


Eight Thumbs Up
Long Island quadruplets are involved, energetic, and passionate about their Hartwick experience.

24 Thanks for the Memories
Highlights from Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2010.

News and Notes
4 Campus News 16 Sports 28 Alumni News 32 Class Notes 42 In Memoriam 45 Flashback

From the President

Ever Closer to the Stars
Ad Altiora Semper, our motto that dates to Hartwick’s founding in 1797. Ad Altiora Semper, a statement that means “Ever Higher.” Ad Altiora Semper, an idea that has guided generations of Hartwick students and faculty.
Hartwick is a place where people reach higher, work harder, and strive for more, all in service to learning. Our newest students will recall what I have said to them about true learning — t hat it happens in the space just beyond our personal reach. Sometimes we stumble forward in our progress, while at other times we leap, but always true learning happens in the tentative, hazy space beyond certainty but within reach of our reason, at the edge of discovery. At Hartwick, we are particularly good at reaching into the uncertain space just beyond what we know. We challenge ourselves and one another to question, and push further. When we do this, we develop our rational thought and intellectual capacities, and celebrate to best effect the tradition of the liberal arts. This issue of The Wick offers many examples of how we reach into the space beyond our knowing.
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Alumnus Stephen L. Green ’59 challenges our students to know themselves and actively, passionately engage in the professional world; and John Johnstone ’54 H’00 and his wife, Claire, invest in Hartwick’s future so that generations of students can be awed by the power of their own discoveries.

These are just a few of the stories to be told about Hartwick. Collaborations among students, faculty, and alumni happen every day. Each time I see the work of an actress or musician, watch an athlete strain toward success, query a student over lunch about her recent ideas, or engage a faculty colleague in a discussion about his work, I am inspired. You would be, too. The dramatic image on our cover recalls the interface of our past and our present, and reminds me of the words with which I concluded my inaugural address in 2008: “Ad Altiora Semper — Ever Higher — continues to characterize our college, and our intentions, perfectly.” Best,

Physics Professor Parker Troischt and his students work on the most powerful radio telescope in the world; Business Professor Steve Kolenda, his students and recent graduates explore and engage an evolving China;

Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich. President


Photograph by Shannon DeCelle


Trustees Elect Five New Members
Four alumnae and a close College friend bring perspectives from education, healthcare, public policy, and finance.
Retired music teacher Elaine Raudenbush DiBrita ’61, of Baldwin, NY, taught at Seaford Junior High School in Seaford from 1961-67 and Seaford High School from 1989-99. She was an instructor at the New York State Music Camp at Hartwick for three summers and tutored piano for 15 years, in addition to directing and producing several musical productions over the past 36 years. DiBrita received a bachelor of science, cum laude, in Music Education from Hartwick, and earned a master’s in secondary education from Hofstra University. She is an extensive traveler and maintains her interest in theatre while balancing her time between swimming, gardening, and crafts. Betsy Tanner Wright ’79 is president and CEO of WCA Hospital in Jamestown, NY. She serves on the boards of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), the WCA, Chatagua County Health Network, and she is board chair of VHA Empire Metro. Wright also is president of WCA Services and Starflight Inc., and serves on the Quality Steering Committee of HANYS and the Community Services Board Mental Health Subcommittee. A Phi Sigma Phi sister, Wright graduated from Hartwick with a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, and she earned an MBA from William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester. Wright lives with her family in Lakewood. John Bertuzzi is the former managing director of Goldman-Sachs, and is widely regarded as one of the world’s top energy traders. He joined Goldman-Sachs as a vice president for energy trading in 1997. Over the course of his career, he has held senior positions in energy trading at Lehman Brothers, Mitsui & Co, and Metallgesellschaft Corporation. He is the director of The Bertuzzi Family Foundation and nephew of Nick Lambros ’59. Bertuzzi has established a scholarship in honor of the Bertuzzi and Lambros families, and provided initial funding for the renovation of Binder Physical Education Center. He graduated from the University at Albany in 1976 and earned an MBA from the University of Michigan. A sports and boating enthusiast, he lives in Old Greenwich, CT, with his wife. Kathi Fragola Hochberg ’73 graduated from Hartwick with a bachelor of arts in French. As a student, Hochberg was a member of Delta Tau Omega, captain of the swim team, Student Senate representative, member of the French Club, and editor-inchief of the yearbook. She also studied abroad in Paris, Dijon, and Brittany. Hochberg earned her MAT in education and psychology from Manhattanville College and began her career at Harrison High School, where she taught languages. She chaired the Middle States Foreign Language Committee in 1995 and was honored with a Hartwick Meritorious Service Award in 2005. She retired in 2006. Ms. Hochberg lives in Harrison, NY, with her husband. She is a U.S. gold medalist in Ice Dance and is a gold/international-level judge. She also enjoys tennis, skiing, reading, and traveling. Margaret Mansperger ’07 graduated from Hartwick with a bachelor of arts in English and minored in Graphic Communications and Environmental Science and Policy. As a student, Peggy played varsity volleyball, was a faculty scholar, a WickWire caller, an active member of the Student Alumni Association, worked on her class gift committee, and graduated with College honors. She is the citizen outreach director and summer staffing director for the Fund for the Public Interest, and lives in Somerville, MA.



Grants Enhance the Hartwick Experience
Recent Hartwick institutional and faculty grants. Institutional Grants
Robinson Broadhurst Foundation, $6,000: Scholarships for students from Stamford, Worcester, or Winchendon, MA. Greater Hudson Heritage Network, $6,923: Objects
Conservation, Yager Museum of Art & Culture.

Faculty IN PRINT
Professor of Sociology Katherine O’Donnell recently published Weaving Transnational Solidarity from the Catskills to Chiapas and Beyond (Brill Press, The Netherlands). The book analyzes the grassroots, economic justice efforts (1998-2009) of three groups — two Mexican organizations, Jolom Mayaetik, Mayan women’s weaving cooperative, and K’inal Antzetik, NGO in the highlands of Chiapas, and an informal, international solidarity network. Central themes of O’Donnell’s book include solidarity, human rights, and social justice. The book features indigenous women’s voices as powerful in transnational justice organizing in the global south and north. Associate Dean and Director of U.S. Pluralism Programs Harry Bradshaw Matthews has completed a revision of his book Whence They Came: The Families of the United States Colored Troops of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 18511995. The revised edition has been donated to 25 state and university libraries and complements Matthews’ 2008 book, African American Freedom Journey in New York and Related Sites, 1823-1870: Freedom Knows No Color. Associate Professor of Music Diane Paige published a review, “Richard Chalupaty, Antal Doráti and the joy of making music,” in the August edition of Fontes Artes Musicae. Associate Professor of Philosophy Stefanie Rocknak will soon publish “Hume’s Negative Account of Induction” in Just the Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Arguments in Western Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell). Professor of Biology Stanley K. Sessions has authored Chapter 1 of The Philosophy of Evolution (Yash Publishing House). In the chapter “What would Darwin think?,” Sessions addresses some of the most important topics in the philosophy of evolution and the advancement of science, including the question of why the vast majority of scientists are atheists, and the significance of the human genome project. The paper “Proper Rainbow Ramsey Numbers” by Professor of Mathematics Gary E. Stevens and Kaitlin Woskoff ’10 has been accepted for publication in Congressus Numerantium. Stevens’ paper “Almost Asters Are Splittable” also has been accepted for publication in Congressus Numerantium. Associate Professor of Philosophy Jeremy Wisnewski has published two new books. Understanding Torture (Edinburgh University Press/Columbia University Press) and 30 Rock and Philosophy, which Wisnewski edited, (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing).

Faculty Grants
Mary Allen, Ph.D., Biology, $2,500: “Antibiotic Resistant
Bacteria in the Upper Susquehanna River.” Otsego County Conservation Association, Oneonta, NY.

David Anthony, Ph.D., Anthropology, $27,230:
“Preliminary excavations at the Eneolithic settlement of Rozdol’noe, in the steppes of eastern Ukraine.” Leon Levy Foundation, NY.

Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad, Ph.D., Chemistry/Geological & Environmental Sciences, $37,348: “Weathering Under Cover: Role of Biofilms in Mineral
Weathering and Nutrient Uptake in the Mycorrhizosphere.” National Science Foundation ETBC Collaborative Research Program, Washington, DC, in collaboration with Washington State University.

Richard Benner, Ph.D., Chemistry, $94,951: “Design and
fabrication of a gas chromatographic system for separation and analysis of perfluorocarbon compounds used as atmospheric tracers.” United States Department of Energy, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Brookhaven, NY.

Thomas Travisano, Ph.D., English and Theatre Arts, $6,000: “A new critical biography of Elizabeth Bishop.” National
Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Program, Washington, DC.

Parker Troischt, Ph.D., Physics, $4,500: “The Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey.” Office of Multidisciplinary Activity, National Science Foundation, Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. ALFALFA Summer Stipend Research Award. This was a competitive process to receive external NSF grant money to support two students with summer stipends. The ALFALFA collaboration funds multiple institutions. (See page 10)


Cob House is a Study in Sustainability
With its rounded walls and curved roof, Hartwick’s Cob House at Pine Lake looks like it belongs in the Middle Earth. In fact, this unique adobe-like structure is student housing and an example of sustainable construction. The Cob House is 505 square feet and features a kitchen, bathroom, living/dining room, two sleeping nooks, and wireless Internet. With wall widths of 16 to 20 inches, it is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The Cob—a mixture of clay, sand, straw, water, and earth—was made on-site from local materials. Inside, hemlock and pine floorboards were milled in Portlandville, about 12 miles from Pine Lake. The slate roof comes from a Delaware County dairy barn and a number of windows are reused thermo panes. The kitchen cabinets are made of barn wood left over from the building of Strawbale House at Pine Lake, and the countertops in the kitchen and bathroom are made of old Arnold Hall chalkboards. The kitchen sink was once used in a campus science lab. “Our Cob House is unique not just from the standpoint of student housing, but also from the fact that it was designed and built by students as part of a religious studies course,” says Dr. Brian Hagenbuch, Director of the Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies. The Cob House began as part of “Architecture of the Sacred,” taught by Associate Professor of Religious Studies Sandy Huntington. Gerrit Gibbs ’05 and Peter Hussey ’05 are former students involved with the original building and completed the project as independent contractors. Gibbs specializes in the construction of alternative, sustainable dwellings. Dan Morse ’97 coordinated the College’s and Pine Lake’s efforts on the Cob house. President Margaret L. Drugovich presented keys to the house to Madeleine Jayson ’11 and Kendall Roberts ’11. Jayson and Roberts are not just the first occupants of the Cob House, they helped build it. “The Cob House is a most special place to live,” says Jayson. “The atmosphere is extraordinary. Not many college students can say they live in the woods in an Earth House that they helped build.”



Class of 2014: Strong and Vibrant
“The demand for Hartwick is huge. More students, very strong students, are looking for what we offer,”says David Conway, Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing. “Hartwick’s commitment to ‘being the best at melding liberal arts and experiential learning’ is valued. The results show in this Class of 2014, and look even better for next year’s freshman class. This college has a proud history and future filled with promise.

The facts
[Snapshot of the
Class of 2014]
21% increase in freshman enrollment 8 applicants for every 1 freshman spot 30% of class in National Honor Societies 27% brought Advanced Placement credits 37% brought college-level course credits
Read more about the Class of 2014 at

The increase is due, in large part, to a clearer, more compelling articulation of what Hartwick is, and what makes it different. It is a shared understanding of the College—not only in the marketplace, but on campus, among the alumni, and in the community. It is what President Margaret L. Drugovich calls “living our story, then telling our story.” “We’ve shown the reality—that Hartwick is a strong, vibrant, innovative institution,” says Conway. “We talk about the ways that Hartwick is distinctive— with a commitment to experiential learning, our community is stepping into spaces that are unfamiliar, to try, and not wait to be asked. It’s palpable. A student who welcomes that challenge is a student who is a good fit for Hartwick.” “There are many great colleges in the U.S., and Hartwick is one of the finest,” says Dr. Drugovich. “We have a distinctive personality. It’s impossible to be the right college for every student, but it is possible to be the best college for the right student. That’s what we want, and that’s why I like this class. They are a great fit for Hartwick; their interests, their values, their personality, and their focus are all in great alignment with Hartwick. When you have that you have the perfect medium in which to grow great learning.”

“This is not an intractable community,” adds Conway. “Our students change Hartwick. They know that it’s their job to make this a different place, a better place by the time they graduate. They become the new story, the new narrative, which we will then tell.” More than 530 new students, including transfers, took their place at Hartwick this fall. For the first time in College history, 1,000 prospective student applicants were either denied admission or put on a wait list. The College’s previous 87% admit rate, an industry term that measures selectivity, has dropped precipitously to 69%. Conway explains. “A much larger applicant pool allows us to consider the students as a group as well as individually,” he says. “We are in a position to shape the class in ways that comport with Hartwick’s mission.” More than anything, it is the quality of this new class that is being celebrated. “Real selectivity is not just an acceptance rate,” Conway says. “It is the students themselves who matter.”


Heard on The Hill
Seven new students on why they’re here and how it’s going.
“I wanted a liberal arts school which would offer me the opportunities to expand my interests and have more than enough resources to enrich my knowledge. I also wanted a school where it would be easy to communicate and have a close relationship with the faculty and staff. Hartwick is phenomenal.” —Sindhu Singh ’13, ME, Biology and Pre-Med, Three-Year program “I wasn’t sure I would come to Hartwick; my father is a graduate and all my younger siblings want to go here, too. I did want a college that has a wide variety of classes to experiment with different interests. Hartwick has proved to be the perfect choice for me; it feels like home.” —Deena Slaff ’14, undeclared major, Alumni Association Scholarship winner (Craig Slaff ’82) “The things that attracted me to Hartwick were its football team, the location, the beautiful campus, and the town of Oneonta. The thing that has surprised me about Hartwick is how personal this campus is. You can always find someone to help you if you need it.” —Dustin Gratto ’12, NY, Math and Accounting, transfer student, Three-Year program

“The Nursing program was definitely one of the major contributions to my decision, but I think that [Field Hockey Coach] Anna Meyer was the one who sealed the deal. She made me feel like I belonged at Hartwick. I was looking for a place in which I would succeed, and a place where I would be challenged. I can already tell that I made the right decision.” —Megan Lefeber ’14, CT, Nursing “Hartwick’s Three-Year program is a good way to help me figure out ‘what I’m made of,’ so to speak. I want to know how far I can push myself.” —Allie Billington ’13, RI, Psychology and Sociology, Three-Year program “I was attracted to Hartwick because of its location and size, swim team, Biology program, and J Term. Hartwick has what I was looking for academically and athletically. I love it here! It’s exactly as I had hoped my college experience would be.” —Sarah Uminski ’14, ME Biology or Anthropology “I don’t often dole out the word ‘love,’ but I find myself increasingly enamored by Hartwick and everything it has to offer. This place has given me a greater capacity to learn and the confidence to use that knowledge. Hartwick is freakin’ sweet.” —Devin Martin ’14, NY, Political Science with an internship assisting faculty



Eight Thumbs Up

Grace, Danny, Erin, and Bobby Mele start their Hartwick experience.

Among Hartwick’s first-year students are four who represent their class well. They are quadruplets—Erin, Grace, Bobby, and Danny Mele of Long Island, NY—and they are news.
Coast-to-coast media coverage followed the Mele quadruplets’ college search and ultimate decision to attend Hartwick. Headlines such as “8 Thumbs Up: Quadruplets Choose Hartwick College” heralded their choice to stay together while pursuing their individual dreams. Just like that of so many other students, the Meles’ path to college took some turns. Their guidance counselor at Ward Melville High School recommended Hartwick for Grace, a bright and ambitious student with her sights set on medical school. When she visited campus with her mother and two brothers, the twists began.


Top left: Grace works on genetic DNA with her biology professor Stan Sessions. Center: Danny practices for the percussion ensemble with Jason Curley, assistant professor of music. Top right: Bobby discusses career success with President Drugovich over breakfast. Left: Erin enjoys her independence with her roommate, Blair Deforge ’14.

“Grace liked it,” their mother, Dr. Patricia Mele, recalls, “but the boys loved
it. Danny announced, ‘I’m going to Hartwick!’ All of their applications were in by October 1, and Bobby started to check the mail every day.” As he says, “I just fell in love with Hartwick.” For many students, their reasons for choosing one college over another are intangible, even elusive; often it is clear to them, yet hard for them to articulate. Erin, who visited campus after her siblings were already giving rave reviews, remembers, “The overall environment made me feel at home. I loved how beautiful it was.” And Grace, who turned out to be the last to decide, says, “I found Hartwick to be the most comfortable of colleges.”

For Erin, it’s about maximizing her opportunities. “Over the next four years I mostly look forward to growing as a person,” she says, “enjoying college, getting as much as I can out of my education, and every day getting closer to my career.”
Falling in love is one thing, making it work is something else altogether. “Before Hartwick, we had been looking at state schools,” says Tricia. “Sending four kids at the same time, I was sure that private college would be out of my reach. But the staff here guided me and all of the kids qualified for scholarships.” Grace, especially. She wanted a small, private college, one where she would know her teachers and would have “serious” research opportunities as an undergraduate. “College is part of her plan to get into medical school,” says her mother. “I told her, ‘They don’t have TAs [teaching assistants] at Hartwick; they have professors.’” One of them, in particular, made a big impression—Stan Sessions, Professor of Biology. Grace was among a small group of prospective students invited to compete for an S-STEM scholarship (National Science Foundation Scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). “Dr. Sessions took her to his lab and she was so impressed,” remembers Tricia. “She said, ‘Did you see the research they’re doing?’ She was really taken with it.”Grace became one of six new students to be awarded the grant to advance their study of science. Her college choice was made. “Hartwick has the small school feel,” she says. “The individual attention in a small class setting—that will allow me to succeed.”

Danny has his own insights. “More than location and academics,
choosing Hartwick was about opportunity,” he says. “This school offers professors who remember your name and talk to you one-on-one. This school has J Term, ISP [Individual Student Program], a ton of clubs and events, and great departments in all fields of academia.” Their career goals vary — law enforcement, medicine, nursing, and music — yet their personal goals may sound familiar to many students. “In the next four years I’m looking forward to having some of the best times of my life with some of the best friends I will ever have,” says Grace.

Bobby has a varied list. “I am looking forward to so much,” he says. “Like college life, challenging myself to extreme lengths, my nursing clinical work, meeting new people, studying abroad, spending time with my siblings. But at the same time, I want to learn more about who I am.”
Danny’s thoughts center on music, and include his work study job in the recording studio, playing with the jazz combo, planning a rock orchestra, and looking into an internship with record companies. “And that’s just this year!” he says.



Sharing knowledge with students, that’s education. Deepening and broadening understanding, that’s scholarship. . .

Out of This World
Hartwick joins international astronomical collaboration
Late one night in August, two Hartwick students and their professor owned the skies—or at least a 6x6 degree patch of the sky. Working at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, Professor Parker Troischt, Michelle Brault ’11, and Catherine Weigel ’12 took charge of the most powerful radio telescope in the world. For months they had analyzed others’ findings, conducted repeat simulations, and raised new questions; it was time to make their own observations and collect original data using the very best equipment available. Their subjects: a group of galaxies known as WBL 368, located just above the Virgo Constellation, 200 million light years away. “When you work on an astronomy/astrophysics-based project, the system you are looking at cannot be grasped and held in your hand,” says Weigel, a double major in Physics and Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics. “The telescope is the tangibility of the science. Using the instrumentation, seeing and understanding how it works, is a good way to more fully understand all the work that goes into Level One data reduction and really all the work that has gone into this project.” based out of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, which is operated by Cornell University. Troischt, the Hartwick project leader and the College’s representative for the grant, calls the experience “amazing” for his students. “It allows them to be active participants in a major Legacy survey and an international astronomical collaboration,” he explains. “They are given the chance to control the world’s largest radio telescope and be the first to look at data produced by it. There is a chance they could be the first to see something very significant, such as a major tidal interaction or a dark galaxy.” The radio telescope is central to the work. “Large clouds of cool hydrogen are completely invisible to normal telescopes because they produce no light of their own,” says Brault, a double major in Physics and French who plans a career in medicine. “A radio telescope can reveal clouds of cool hydrogen in space because cool hydrogen emits a radio signal at the specific wavelength of 21 cm. Ninety percent of the atoms in the universe are hydrogen and hydrogen clouds are where stars are born.” Where stars are born…it is a sight worth seeking, and a presence worth measuring. Hartwick’s piece of the sky, WBL 368, was originally classified to have 13 galaxies. “So far we have found 47 galaxies in this group,” says Troischt, “and 22 of these have a significant amount of hydrogen gas, which indicates their ability to create new stars. We have seen evidence of interactions among some of the galaxies.”

Advanced Work
The project is the ALFALFA (Arecibo Legacy Fast Arecibo L-Band Feed Array) program, a blind survey using the Arecibo radio telescope to detect neutral hydrogen content in large areas of the sky (7,000 square degrees). Last Spring Hartwick was invited to join ALFALFA, a consortium of 18 colleges from across the country that includes Colgate University, Cornell University, Indiana University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The program is sponsored through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and


Michelle Brault ’11, Catherine Weigel ’12, and Physics Professor Parker Troischt are adding to world-class research.

On-Campus Preparation
The project at Arecibo was the culmination of the students’ summer research on campus. A “typical” day in Oneonta meant working on a specially designed computer to analyze Arecibo data gathered by other teams. As Troischt explains, “Our students ran data analysis tools developed by us and by many other ALFALFA team members. They also accessed large astronomical databases in order to study optical images and galactic spectra.” By the time they got to Puerto Rico, the Hartwick team was ready: ready to build on their analysis, observe other teams at work, run simulations on site, and, finally, get their hands on the telescope. “Working at Arecibo was a great way to demonstrate how the data we’re using are obtained, so that we wouldn’t be blindly working with numbers on a computer with no idea where they came from,” says Brault. “This experience has given me great insight into the research process,” she adds. “It involves continual learning; there is always something more you can do. For an undergraduate to get this kind of experience is invaluable. I’m lucky to have had the opportunity.” Troischt explains the lasting benefits. “Michelle and Catherine were able to build strong skills in manipulating astronomical data, learn programming techniques, develop an ability to make sound scientific decisions, and learn about some of the issues that need to be addressed to obtain high-quality scientific data.”

Weigel and Brault are continuing the work this year, each branching off to develop a different aspect of the research—Brault for her Senior Thesis, Weigel for a J Term directed study with Troischt. ALFALFA is helping to send these Hartwick students to high-level astronomy meetings to present their findings, including the American Astronomical Society national meeting in Seattle, Washington in January. For their professor, this work is a point on his continuum of advanced research and student-faculty collaboration. “I have gone to the Arecibo telescope four times now,” Troischt says, “and it is always amazing!” He took a scouting trip in December 2008 before leading an astronomy J Term trip to Puerto Rico and the Bahamas in January 2009. In January 2010 he attended an NSF-funded astronomy research workshop at Arecibo with other professional astronomers. August 2010 was spent with Weigel and Brault, and this January he will take students there for a workshop and activities related to professional astronomy. “Our students have opportunities to participate in world-class astronomical research, interacting with faculty and student researchers from all over the world at one of the premier facilities in astronomy,” says Troischt. “It is certainly rare to have undergraduates at the forefront of such a big-time research project.”
The students have been free to pursue this advanced study without concern for cost. Their work in Puerto Rico was funded by ALFALFA. Their on-campus astronomy work was salaried thanks to a Summer Stipend Research Award from the National Science Foundation and their preparation was further supported by a Hartwick College Freedman Prize, established in 2002 by Judy and Allen Freedman H’00 to recognize superior student-faculty collaborative research.

Arecibo Observatory is …

 Home to the largest curved focusing antenna and most sensitive on the planet.  Isolated deep within a rain forest of Puerto Rico.  Supported by the National Science Foundation.  A dramatic location for movie producers (“GoldenEye” and “Contact”).  Designed to detect neutral hydrogen in other galaxies.  Huge! More than 1,000 ft. across, the dome could hold 26 football fields.  Operating continuously to benefit scientists all over the world.  The site of advanced research by two Hartwick Physics majors and their mentor, Dr. Parker Troischt.

ALFALFA Acknowledgement: Dr. Martha Haynes (Cornell), Dr. Rebecca Koopmann (Union), Dr. Tom Balonek (Colgate), and Dr. Sarah Higdon (Georgia Southern) provided valuable assistance during the startup of this research project.



Extending learning outside of the classroom, that’s experience. Widening it to an international framework, that’s the future. . .

Hartwick’s developing relationship with China
A member of Hartwick’s faculty for nearly 30 years, Professor Steve Kolenda has been studying and visiting Asia almost as long. He is a CPA, a respected professor of Accounting and Business Administration, and the former department chair. He also is one of the College’s foremost experts on Asia. This winter he and Professor John Clemens are leading a new J Term trip to China, taking 12 business students on what Kolenda terms “a pilot project.” Since 1990, Kolenda has lived what he has learned, visiting or teaching in one or more of the Golden Quadrangle countries—Thailand, Laos, Burma, and China—nearly a dozen times. He has led J Term programs to Thailand, sent new graduates to China for further study, taught international business here and in Asia, and lived and traveled extensively in China and Thailand. Belying all of that activity, he says, “I’m taking it slow.” It’s an approach that befits the culture. “The Chinese take a long-term view on everything,” he explains. “In Asia, doing business is all about relationships. That’s what we’re doing, building relationships and working on long-term possibilities.” Those relationships include Hartwick alumnus, alumnus parent, and Trustee Rory Read ’83. As the president and COO of Lenovo Group Ltd., Read is a Professors Kolenda and Clemens with Dr. Gao Jin Tian, head of the Department of International Economy and Trade at Ocean University of China in Qindao.

Foothold in the Far East
major figure in international business, one whom the Fortune 500 company describes as “responsible for driving growth, execution, profitability and performance across a global $16 billion enterprise encompassing 160+ countries.”

No Substitute for Experience
Read has become a frequent guest in Hartwick business classes, often making time between Trustee meetings. Kolenda describes him as “really dynamic. He has a great handle on China from running his multi-billion dollar, multinational business; the students hang on his every word.” Kolenda and Clemens talked with Read last spring about their plans for a January Term trip to China for business students. His immediate response: “How can I help?” He helped by sending Kolenda and Clemens to China this summer for a reconnaissance trip. They met Lenovo’s senior managers in Shanghai and Beijing, toured businesses and manufacturing centers, made connections, and generated innumerable ideas. “This trip let us set up the entire course for the students,” Kolenda says.

Lance Lichorat ’10, Adam Randall ’10, and Thomas Morelli ’10 are studying at Ocean University of China’s International Chinese Business Program.

Lauren Phillips ’09, Jaclyn Spahr ’09, and Amanda Johnson ’09 on the Great Wall of China at Badaling, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.


“It is intellectually so interesting to plan something like this,” he explains. “We’re trying to do it all, in business terms and in terms of getting to know the Chinese people and appreciate the Chinese culture. It’s a tough challenge.” During 23 days “in country,” the Hartwick students and professors will divide their time among Beijing, Shanghai, and (primarily) Qingdao, a small city that is located between the other two and is home to Ocean University. Halfway around the world, their hosts will include Hartwick graduates. In addition to Rory Read ’83 and his senior managers, the students will benefit from the experience and insights of Christina Zhang ’94, Ph.D., Academic Coordinator of Ocean University of China’s International Chinese Business Program. She has helped numerous recent graduates continue their studies in China, and is now helping to coordinate the Hartwick trip this winter. “It has been a great pleasure for me to receive my former professors in Qingdao, China,” Zhang says. “After 15 years, I finally get to do something for Hartwick.” The Hartwick group will spend two weeks in Qingdao, living on the campus of Ocean University, interacting with Chinese students, and taking classes with Chinese professors to gain insights into the nation’s economy, history, and culture. Afternoons will be spent touring businesses and meeting with managers. “Both China and the U.S.A. are very important economic and political powers in the world,” observes Zhang. “Although U.S. students have read a lot and learned a lot from various media at home, I believe their firsthand experience is very valuable and will help them make their own judgment.” Meetings and tours of Lenovo sites will be at the center of their time in Shanghai and Beijing. “Each student will have a one-day shadowing experience with a Lenovo manager in Beijing,” explains Kolenda. “Working side-by-side with Chinese managers—that adds value.”

Alumni Assessments
Ocean University, offering international business study within a cultural context, is quickly becoming familiar ground for Hartwick students and alumni. With the encouragement of Professors Kolenda and Clemens, and Zhang’s connections, young alumni are gaining a Certification in International Chinese Business. “Living and studying in a foreign country lets you see everything from a different perspective,” says Lauren Phillips ’09, one of the program graduates. “My experience was enhanced by the respect and the generosity of the Chinese people. China is a unique and wonderful country.” Jaclyn Spahr ’09, Phillips’ classmate at Hartwick and in China, gained invaluable business experience while studying overseas. “I was able to work with clients, watch Chinese business conversations, and see their office lifestyle. I saw Chinese business in a way that most people never will.”

“It is important for Hartwick students to understand China’s extraordinary ascendance and its opportunities and challenges.It’s growth is astounding—it’s the secondlargest economy in the world, more than 450 of the Fortune 500 companies are in China, and it’s home to one out of every five people on the planet.” —Professor John Clemens

Three 2010 graduates are at Ocean University now, pursuing their Certification in International Chinese Business. When Professors Clemens and Kolenda recommended the program, the new alumni did not hesitate. As Adam Randall ’10 says, “The growing role China plays in the world economy, and its unique relationship with America, made this an opportunity we could not pass up.” The opportunity promises to be an exceptional building block. Lance Lichorat ’10 explains: “This experience gives us a broader platform to utilize the business acumen that we developed during our time at Hartwick College.” Through J Term, current students gain intense international exposure. Thomas Morelli ’10 says, “Their time in China will give them insight to one of the leading nations in the world economy and develop their understanding of how business is practiced in the leading modern emerging nation.” The professors are learning, too. “There is a faculty development element to these experiences,” says Kolenda. Each year he will bring another faculty member who has not been to China before. This time it is John Clemens for his perspectives on leadership, next year Professor Larry Malone for his insights on international economics. As Kolenda describes it, “We want to create a ripple effect.”

Professors Steve Kolenda and John Clemens outside the “Seed Cathedral” UK Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

Amanda Johnson ’09, now an MBA student at the Brandeis University School of International Business, recognizes her time in China as “a life-changing experience, one that will open many doors. When I interview for jobs, it is the number-one topic of conversations.”



Collaborating with and engaging alumni, that’s progressive. Accomplishing all of this and inspiring each other, too—that’s Hartwick.

Straight from the Source
Students connect business with politics in New York City
If you want to know what one of the country’s most powerful men in real estate thinks, ask a Hartwick student. Real estate mogul Stephen L. Green ’59 recently hosted 14 Hartwick students for an extended discussion of politics and its intersections with business. The group was joined by Mark Green—politician, author, former NYC Public Advocate, and brother of Steve Green. “Our students have been given a rare learning opportunity,” said Hartwick President Margaret L. Drugovich before the meeting. “Steve and Mark Green have each found significant success, and both have changed the city of New York through their influence. “ In reconnecting with Hartwick, Steve Green wanted to go “directly to the students.” He and his brother worked with President Drugovich and Political Science Chair Laurel Elder to develop the inaugural Stephen L. Green American Governance Paper Competition. “I want to provoke thought,” Steve Green says, “and to challenge students to look at government from a practical point of view. As a businessman I deal in results, not theory.” To qualify for the competition, students across majors submitted proposals to address this statement: While there is a large and growing consensus worldwide that democracy is the best system of governance, many critics believe that our government is broken. What are the five most important ways America can improve its democracy? Elder led a faculty review of all entries and the advancing students were invited to Green’s New York City office. Each student is preparing a 15-page research paper in support of his or her own position. Winners will present their work at the Showcase of Scholars in May and Green will present the top five with cash awards. A monetary prize is attractive, of course, but it is not why these students got involved. “Each individual has chosen this as a way to challenge him or herself academically,” says Elder. “The work is above and beyond their coursework; there will be no class credit.” “This challenge is an exercise in thought,” explains Steve Green. “I do not expect the students to solve the problems of our democracy. I do want them to understand that before you can cure a problem you first must recognize that one exists.” The session was a dialog, with students asking many of the questions. Eric Shultz ’12 asked, “To what degree can economics and business be separated from politics, if at all?” Steve Green noted: “The people who contribute the money have the ear of the politicians. The people with the money are ‘big business.’” “If only public funding financed politics, how would that influence the outcome?” asked Rachel Rhodes ’13. “It would break up the existing protocol,” Steve Green replied, intrigued by the question. “It wouldn’t work for me or my industry, but our democracy would be stronger, our government would be better.” That kind of objectivity earned the students’ admiration. “I was amazed at how candid Mr. Green was,” says Tom Holmgren ’13. “He didn’t hold anything back. It was good to hear from someone who is so successful and who takes risks.” “How many chances do you get to meet a man like this, a man of his stature?” asks Alex O’Brien ’13. “And Mark Green with his experience; it was good to get both perspectives.” Steve Green studied Political Science at Hartwick, became a criminal attorney, and entered business almost by chance. A $50,000 loan to a neighbor was repaid in wigs, not cash. After the initial shock wore off, Green went to Hong Kong, found opportunities, and sold the product at a 100% profit. Within a

Stephen L. Green ’59 is the founder and Chairman of the Board of SL Green Realty Corp., a publicly traded real estate investment trust that is New York's largest commercial landlord. With a $12 million market cap, the company has 95% occupancy on 23 million square feet of rentable space in many of the most desirable properties in New York City.


Business leader Steve Green ’59 (front left) converses with his brother, former NYC Public Advocate Mark Green (front right) during a meeting with Hartwick students and faculty.

Stephen L. Green ’59 tells David Osokow ’12 about his days as a Hartwick athlete; pictures of his tennis and basketball teams hang in his office on Lexington Avenue.

The Chairman of the Board and the President of the College consider a student’s question during the half-day meeting in Manhattan.

High above Midtown, students and faculty join Mark Green (left) and Steve Green (right, with President Drugovich) in the Chairman’s private office.

few years he had forged a partnership, opened factories in Hong Kong and Korea, and sold the wig business to Gillette for $7 million. “I took a big risk and put in all of my money,” Green recalls. “You need a certain temperament to do that. I have a natural entrepreneurial spirit. When I see an opportunity, when I feel something, I act on it.” A few more business ventures followed, some successful, some not. Sitting in the conference room of the SL Green Building on Lexington Avenue, his brother Mark says, “In 1985 Steve was in a one-room office, two blocks from here, thinking about getting into real estate. Within a few years he was well on his way to creating the largest real estate company in New York City.”

“This is the place to be,” says Steve Green. “New York City is the commercial center of the world. Working here allows me to use my creativity with a huge financial upside.” He offers students this advice: “You have to know who you are, and act on who you are, to find your success. Don’t fool yourself. When the excitement wears off, you still have to have some passion. You will not always love your job, but you can’t dislike it. “The most important thing is—don’t be static,” Green adds. “Make a decision, live with it, and don’t look back. Always take the next step, always be looking ahead. You’ve got to take the shot.”

“The most important thing is—don’t be static. Make a decision, live with it, and don’t look back. Always take the next step, always be looking ahead. You’ve got to take the shot.” —Stephen L. Green ’59



The question has been settled, and without reservation.
Hartwick College will continue both Division I and Division III athletics, retaining its status as one of just seven colleges and universities in the country to compete in both of these divisions of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The closure came by vote of the Board of Trustees.

“The decision made by the Board of Trustees is… a commitment to the entire athletic program.”
—James Elting, M.D., Chair of the Board of Trustees


“The Board has considered this matter at several intervals in recent years,” says James Elting, M.D., Chair of the Board of Trustees. “For the first time we had information from multiple sources on which we could base our decision. President Drugovich did great work in assessing the situation, bringing in the right resources, and involving the entire community. We unanimously endorsed her recommendation to retain D-I sports.” Hartwick fields 17 intercollegiate teams—seven men’s and 10 women’s sports—with men’s soccer and women’s water polo competing at the D-I level. “The decision made by the Board of Trustees is about strengthening the D-III program as well as continuing D-I,” says Elting. “This is a commitment to the entire athletic program.” The decision followed a year’s worth of focused study. “Given my initial review of previous discussions, it seemed important to look at the D-I issue within a context,” says Drugovich. “It was essential that we consider and understand the role of all athletics in the Hartwick College experience.”

Step one was to gather information, and a lot of it. Drugovich charged two groups—one internal and one external—to present a comprehensive view of athletics at Hartwick and a review of its conference competitors. Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Meg Nowak and Rory Shaffer-Walsh ’92 co-chaired an Athletics Review Taskforce (ART). The group of 25, which included 20 alumni among Trustees, coaches, and former athletes, took a deductive approach that included alumni surveys; on-campus focus groups with faculty, students, and friends of athletics; and public forums. Among their charges—to define success as it relates to athletic competition. Concurrently, the President commissioned NACDA Consulting to conduct an objective operational review of the athletic program. They were to provide benchmarking data of the program’s funding, staffing, and competitiveness. Their charge included measuring Hartwick’s investment in athletics relative to its peers.

After many discussions and much consideration, ART defined a successful athletic experience as one with many benefits. First among them: post-season play at least every four years for each team. In other words, each varsity athlete should have the experience of post-season competition at least once during four years of play. “As a student-athlete, you define success in many ways,” says Shaffer-Walsh. “The one goal every team and athlete has in common is to win. Our student-athletes are striving every day to get to post-season play, and so this became an obvious standard for us to set.” This definition was formed within the context of Hartwick College’s Organizing Principle and Strategic Framework. It came after speaking with students, alumni, and coaching staff; looking at past win/loss records; and assessing the level of competition within our conferences. “An important outcome of our work was the open campus dialog about the role of athletics in the life of the student and College,” says Nowak. “The data collected will be important for decision making and planning.”

“Defining success is invaluable to setting strategy,” says Drugovich. “Measured against this objective, our D-I teams are enormously successful. Some of our D-III teams, such as field hockey, have also met the standard. Others have not. So the question becomes: What separates these teams from this level of success?” This has led to a shift in thinking. “The question was no longer if we would continue D-I athletics; it was obvious that we should,” Drugovich explains. “The question became: How can we bring all Hartwick teams to their level of success? What are the strategic investments, human or other, that need to be made in order to reach that objective at least every four years? That is the question I have asked our new athletic director, Dr. Kim Fierke, to consider”

“The question was no longer if we would continue D-I athletics; it was obvious that we should. The question became: How can we bring all Hartwick teams to their level —President Margaret L. Drugovich of success?”



Coaches Corner: What the D-I decision
“The decision to keep D-I gives us a recruiting advantage that will open up a bigger field for Hartwick. We have a niche. There are not a lot of small liberal arts schools where women can participate in D-I water polo. The next smallest D-I school like us is Stanford University.”
—Alan Huckins, Head Women’s Water Polo Coach (8th Season)

2010: A Very Good Year for Water Polo
In 10 years of competition, Hartwick’s Division I women’s water polo has made three NCAA tournament appearances, won three Collegiate Water Polo Association Eastern Conference championships, and won 10 consecutive division championships. The team was 25-6 last season, including victories over Princeton, San Diego State, and Maryland, and made an impressive run at the Eastern Championships.
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2011 Roster: Student-athletes from New Zealand, Quebec, The Netherlands, and Ontario as well as California, Utah, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

No. 11 Hartwick Handles Harvard & Brown to Win 10th Northern Division Title (, April 17, 2010) Hartwick wins 10th straight CWPA Northern Division title Head Coach Alan Huckins takes 200th career win at Hartwick

Hall of Famer
Kate Chambers ’05, the two-time American Water Polo Coaches Association All-America selection, ranks second in the Hartwick record books in career assists (202) and points (399). She was a four-time member of the AWCPA All-Academic Team and a John Christopher Hartwick Scholar. In 2005, the New Zealander was named the NCAA Woman of the Year for the State of New York.

A Clean Sweep: CWPA Varsity All-Conference Northern Division Awards
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Player of the Year—Kirsten Hudson ’10, Hartwick Coach of the Year—Alan Huckins, Hartwick Rookie of the Year—Lily Martinez ’13, Hartwick

’Wick in International Waters
Two former Hartwick water polo teammates, among the best in their home countries and the world, faced off this summer in their sport’s biggest event—the FINA XV Women’s World Cup. Kirsten Hudson ’10 was selected to the 2010 New Zealand Senior Women’s National Team; Bronwen Knox ’08 was selected to play for her native Australia. Team U.S.A. took first place; Australia took second.

Impact Players: Water Polo Stars Lead as Coaches
Megan Thomson ’02 | Head Coach, University of the Pacific (5th season); Former Assistant Coach, Hartwick College (4 seasons); Player, New Zealand National Team (2001); Bronze Medalist, Commonwealth Game Championships, New Zealand Senior Women’s team (2006); Hartwick Athletics Hall of Fame 2002 Ashleigh Jacobs ’04 | Head Coach, Marist College (4th season); Former Head Coach, United Water Polo Club; Former Head Coach Sammamish High School, Washington State; Semi-pro player, Cronulla Sharks, Australian National League; Northern Division Most Valuable Player (2004)


means to the future of Hartwick College.
“This D-I decision was national soccer news, good news. There is a mystique that surrounds Hartwick College soccer. Hartwick is known as one of the stalwarts of D-I soccer. The recruits I’m looking at are soccer guys, and they love the history. I tell them there’s an expectation that comes with playing here. Our alumni and supporters are passionate.”
—John Scott, 1st year Head Coach, Men’s Soccer Top soccer assistant , D-I men, Binghamton University (9 seasons); Former Hartwick and semi-pro player; 7th Head Coach in 54 years of Hartwick Men’s Soccer

Men’s Soccer Honors the Past, Plays For the Future
Since its inception in 1956, Hartwick men’s soccer has won an NCAA national championship (1977) and made 23 NCAA tournament appearances. Hartwick has recorded 43 winning seasons in the past 55 years and only six programs in the nation have accumulated more NCAA Tournament wins. The program’s other highlights include reaching seven Final Fours, and producing 26 All-Americans and two National Players of the Year. The decision to keep Hartwick men’s soccer in NCAA Division I is a commitment to maintain the program at the highest competitive level.
“What hooked me [into the program] was the fact that you don’t have to be big to be good. I bristle at the thought that bigger is better in every way. What’s important is the quality of play, and the support for the game. Hartwick plays an excellent brand of soccer, and is respected for it.”
—Cal Chase ’71, Hartwick Meritorious Service Award (2009); former member, Alumni Board of Directors; arguably the most active, loyal, and generous fan of ’Wick soccer, he has hardly missed a game since 1969, home or away.
2010 Roster: Student-athletes from Brazil, Canada, England, Finland, Jamaica, New Zealand, and Scotland; California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, and Texas.

NCAA National Champions 1977



Impact Players: Soccer Stars Lead as Coaches
Timo Liekoski ’71 | Head Coach, Football Association of Finland; Former Head Coach, U.S. Olympic Soccer Team; First Head Coach, D-I men, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Former Head Coach, D-I men, Hartwick College; 1995 Hartwick Athletics Hall of Fame John Bluem ’75 | Head Coach, D-I men, Ohio State Buckeyes (14th season); Former Head Coach, D-I Fresno State (6 seasons); Big Ten Coach of the Year (twice); Player, Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL); 2002 Hartwick Athletics Hall of Fame Glenn “Mooch” Myernick ’76 (deceased) | Named to the NCAA DI Men’s Soccer 50th Anniversary Team; #1 draft pick, North American Soccer League; 1977 Rookie of the Year, Dallas Tornado; Former Head Coach, the Colorado Rapids and the U.S. under-23 team; Hermann Trophy winner (1976); 1995 Hartwick Athletics Hall of Fame Jeff Tipping ’78 | Director of Education and Coaching Development, NSCAA (8 years); Former Director of Men’s Soccer, D-III Muhlenberg College (16 seasons); Regional Coach of the Year (3 times); Drafted by New York Eagles (ASL); team captain, PA Stoners (5 seasons); 2005 Hartwick Athletics Hall of Fame Matt Kern ’88 | Head Coach, D-I men, UNC Asheville (1st season); Former Head Coach, D-I men, Wofford College (6 seasons); Former Head Coach, D-III men, The University of The South (11 seasons); Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach-of-the-Year (twice) Mark Mettrick ’88 | Head Coach, D-I men, Loyola University (MD) (11th season); Former Head Coach D-I men, Mount St. Mary's University (6 seasons); 2008 NSCAA/Adidas Coach of the Year, North Atlantic Region; First-round draft pick, Baltimore Blast (MISL); 1997 Hartwick Athletics Hall of Fame

“I was delighted to learn that men’s soccer will continue as a Division I sport. The great history of the Hartwick program can now prosper; this grand tradition will continue! “When you are in soccer circles and you mention that you played at Hartwick—there is an immediate recognition of what that means—and what Hartwick alumni in the sport have contributed to the game over the years. I find this to be true to this very day. The game of soccer in this country has been greatly influenced by soccer alumni from Hartwick.”
—John Bluem ’75, Head Men’s Soccer Coach, Ohio State Buckeyes
Carl Rees ’88 | Head Coach, D-I Fairfield University (13th season); Former Asst. Coach, D-I men, Hartwick College (4 seasons); MAAC and NSCAA New England Coach of the Year awards; Player, Albany Capitals (APSL) (2 seasons); 2007 Hartwick Hall of Fame Mike Burns ’91 | Director of Soccer, New England Revolution (MLS); Player, United States national team and Danish club Viborg FF; Player, New England Revolution, San Jose Earthquakes, Kansas City Wizards (MLS); MLS All-Star (twice) David Gregson ’91 | Head Coach, NAIA Embry-Riddle University (15th season); NSCAA Florida Director of Coaching Education programs; Florida Sun Conference Coach of the Year (7 times); NAIA Regional Coach of the Year (5 times) Bryan Scales ’91 | Head Coach, D-II UMass-Lowell (2nd season); Former Head Coach, D-I Cornell University (11 seasons); Head Coach, New England Revolution U-16 squad; 2010 U.S. Soccer Eastern Conference Coach of the Year; 2001 NSCAA New York Region Division I Coach of the Year Geoff Bennett ’95 | Head Coach, D-I women, Colorado College (7th season); Former Head Coach D-I women, University of Rhode Island (2 seasons); Former Head Coach D-I women, St. Bonaventure University (3 seasons); Conference Coach of the Year (twice); Player, Milwaukee Wave (NPSL) Ian McIntyre ’96 | Head Coach, D-I men, Syracuse University (1st season); Former Head Coach, D-I men, Hartwick (7 seasons); Former Head Coach (men, then D-I) Oneonta State (4 seasons); 2005 Atlantic Soccer Conference Coach of the Year; 2001 Hartwick Athletics Hall of Fame Matt Verni ’97 | Head Coach, D-III women, Hartwick College (4 seasons); Former Head Coach, D-II men, University of New Haven (3 years); Former Asst. Coach, D-I men, University of New Hampshire (2 years); 2006 East Coast Conference Coach of the Year.

New AD Kim Fierke Takes the Helm
New Director of Athletics Dr. Kimberley Fierke comes to Hartwick from Salem College in North Carolina, where she guided the school's entrance into the NCAA and the Great South Athletic Conference. Fierke will oversee Hartwick’s 17 NCAA intercollegiate sports. She will also manage the intramural, recreation, and physical education programs.

What attracted you to Hartwick?
I was immediately attracted to Hartwick by its unique athletic department. I believe firmly in the Division III philosophy where athletics surrounds the experience of the student-athlete. Hartwick lives that philosophy and I wanted to be part of a community where we center on the student-athlete. I was also interested in the multidivisional aspect. Hartwick is one of just a handful of colleges that offers this perspective and I believe there is potential for all ’Wick student-athletes to graduate with the finest athletic experience. I am drawn to the positive energy that permeates throughout the campus.

What do you see for the future of Hartwick Athletics?
It’s an exciting time to be part of Hartwick Athletics! The athletic staff is so dedicated to their student-athletes and to making Hartwick athletics as strong as it can be. With the decision by President Drugovich and the Board of Trustees to reaffirm Hartwick’s multi-divisional approach to athletics, our department can now move forward. We will be creating a vision for Hartwick Athletics that will guide us through the next five years. We have the unique opportunity to redefine ourselves as a department and while this is a great responsibility, I believe Wick Athletics will emerge stronger and more competitive.


2010 Fall Sports In Action




John Johnstone ’54, H’90
John Johnstone is rock-solid.
Like the Hartwick Science Center named for him and his wife, Claire, he is straightforward and impressive. Like the students who learn in that Center, he is focused and determined. His approach: start small, work hard, do well, and be ready. His outcome: a career, and a life, that is extraordinary.

Chance brought him to Hartwick in 1950 when he and his parents visited a friend in Oneonta. As they walked downtown and through Bresee’s Department Store, this 6'9'' tall young man attracted attention. Word spread and the next day Johnstone was on the Hill, meeting with Coach Hal Bradley, and being recruited to play for Hartwick. “I got to be part of an outstanding basketball program,” Johnstone recalls, noting that most of the players were returning veterans. “There were a lot of veterans at the College then and they had seen a lot of things. They had a steadying influence on the rest of us. I think they helped us go on to live a better life.”

John Johnstone is influential.
A self-made man, he was a long-time leader of the petro-chemical industry. In 1996 he retired as CEO, President, and Chairman of the Board of Olin Corporation, a Fortune 200 company. As a philanthropist he has helped to transform Hartwick College and the educational experiences of countless students. He is an Honorary Chair of the College’s upcoming capital campaign, past Chair of the Bicentennial Campaign, Trustee Emeritus, a 1954 graduate, and 1990 Honorary Degree recipient.

In 1954 Johnstone knew where his life was headed. “I had written a paper on petrochemical refining for one of my classes, and was fascinated,” he recalls. “My hope was to secure a sales position in the industry.” He got his chance at Oldbury Electrochemical, a small company based in New York City. Three years into his career, the company was acquired by Hooker Chemicals and Plastics Corp. Seizing the opportunity to manage major accounts, he and Claire moved to Cincinnati and Johnstone began his rapid rise. His 22 years with the company brought more moves and even more promotions. When Hooker Chemicals was acquired by Occidental Petroleum, Johnstone moved to Airco Inc. Four years later he went to Olin Corporation as a vice president and general manager. In less than 10 years this Hartwick graduate was named President of Olin Corporation, then Chief Executive Officer, then Chairman of the Board.

John Johnstone is uncomplicated.
Despite his many achievements, at heart he is a still a boy from Brooklyn and Queens, the son of a New York City police officer. Married for 54 years to the love of his life, he is the father of three and grandfather to six.

John Johnstone is grateful.
A full tuition scholarship gave this young basketball player the opportunity to get a Hartwick education. Landing a “real job” sweeping the hallways and cleaning the labs of Bresee Hall kept him in spending money. Work on the railroad five days a week meant he earned money and built strength. All the while he double-majored in Chemistry and Physics, subjects in which “If you didn’t keep up you were swamped,” he says. A grueling schedule, but Johnstone remembers his Hartwick years fondly. “That was a very good part of my life.”

Pressed to identify the secret of his success, Johnstone says, “The key point is having the proper education and the proper tools at the right moment. In my career those moments came fairly regularly.

Students and faculty at work in the Johnstone Science Center Complex and Miller Hall.


“More than once we have said to ourselves, ‘Where can we make a real difference?’ The answer has always been Hartwick.”

Claire and John Johnstone '54, H'90 at home in Connecticut.

“Everyone has a skill set,” he explains. “It includes the education you’ve had, how you use that education, and the people you associate with. I was fortunate to have very good people who pushed me along as opportunities arose. Some mentors you choose; some choose you.” Johnstone broadened his knowledge base at every turn, reaching into research and development, finance, and more. “To be a candidate for something new, you have to keep growing,” he advises. “You need formal education, and you also need working knowledge and experience. I believe that if you do good work, good things will happen.”

have,” Johnstone says, referring to his volunteer service over the years and the couple’s many generous gifts. “I feel like I owed Hartwick in a sense. I have spent a long time repaying my obligation, and have done so willingly.” When he joined the Board of Trustees, he appreciated the responsibilities that came with the role. “Past Trustees had stepped in to make a major difference when I was a student,” Johnstone says. “I felt there was a tradition to live up to.” The Johnstones approach their giving strategically. “I believe every donor has two choices,” he says. “You can spread your gifts around or you can concentrate your giving. More than once we have said to ourselves, ‘Where can we make a real difference?’ The answer has always been Hartwick.” Johnstone sees such a decision as good for the College, and good for the donor. “The more you help your college, the better it is for you,” he says. “By financially supporting the institution, you are increasing the value of your own education.” Sixty years after he entered Hartwick, John Johnstone has proven his point.

The couple’s good work is expressed in their philanthropy. “In the early years we were typical Annual Fund supporters,” Johnstone recalls. “The more exposure I had to the financials of the College, the more I understood the need for extraordinary giving. As my ability to give increased, so did our contributions to Hartwick.” “My background is the reason why I’ve supported the College the way that I



Thanks for the memories
More than 700 Hartwick alumni and their families returned to Oyaron Hill in October to take part in Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2010. Festivities on and off campus were framed by brilliant blue skies and the bright hues of an upstate New York autumn.
Among the dozens of events that alumni and guests turned out for were a kick-off barbecue on Friday night staffed by notable campus personalities, packed athletic contests, conversations with College President Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich, Alumni College classes taught by favorite faculty, and a perennial favorite—chicken dinner from Oneonta’s world-famous Brooks' House of Bar-B-Q. The Hartwick Jazz Ensemble provided music for the traditional Jazz Lunch on Saturday, during which the annual Alumni Awards were presented. Emory Ford ’62 and Gil Smith ’59 were each presented a Distinguished Alumnus Award for their career accomplishments, while Shelley Lynch ’00 was presented the Outstanding Young Alumna Award, and Professor of Biology Stanley K. Sessions received the Outstanding Employee Award (see story on pages 28 and 29). On Saturday afternoon, a Celebration of Diversity at Hartwick was hosted by the Asian-Latin American-Native American-African American Club (ALANA), the Society of Sisters United/Brothers United (SOSU/BUS), and the Pluralism Associates League for Students (PALS). The event attracted a large crowd of alumni and students to mark the contribution of Hartwick's diversity initiatives and participants through the years. From Stack Lounge to Elmore Field, from The Depot downtown to the big tent on Frisbee Field, everyone at H&R Weekend 2010 spoke of the joy of reconnecting with old friends, the timeless beauty of the Susquehanna Valley, and of the enduring impact Hartwick has had on their lives.

Class of 1950 | The Class of 1950 (left to right): Stanley M. Fleischer, Richard
A. Schoof, George L. Grice Jr., James A. Delisio, Raymond G. Davis, Eleanor Peppmuller, Colonel Wendell H. Shawler

Class of 1960 | Seated left to right: Nancy Bogel Brackett, Nancy Schauf Wohlhueter, Mary Ann Scully Mitchell, Faith Wilber Pratt, Janice L. Radley Downie. Standing left to right: Damaris Rodriquez Molina, Peter R. Christoph, Campbell R. McCabe, The Rev. Henry K. Johnson, The Rev. Barry H. Downing, George R. Schermerhorn, Donald Anderson, Bonnie Jo Warren Spink, Denise Ward Wicks, President Margaret L. Drugovich. Not pictured: Edward Clough ’60.


Professor of English Susan Navarette interviews Chris Klinger Paul ’52 in the Stories from the HART booth in The Yager Museum of Art & Culture. Charlotte Van Doren ’00, Eric Shoen ’99, and Demetria Cavallari ’00 on their way to the Brooks’ Bar-B-Q in the tent on Frisbee Field.

Trumpet-playing President Margaret L. Drugovich joined Samantha Carboni ’11, president of the Student Senate, in the Pep Band at the Homecoming football game. Paul “Gene” Clements ’52 and his wife, Martha, relaxing outside Bresee Hall. Al Chambers ’65 and his grandson Bryan with Chris Winant Johnson ’68 and Paul Johnson ’67.

Jim LeSuer ’07 and Jesse McCullagh ’09, an American Idol Hollywood finalist, performing under the tent on Frisbee Field. Enjoying an informal AOPi reunion: (back) Kelly Armisto Baird ’89, Leslie Pallante Dagen ’90, Trustee Sally Griffiths Herbert ’88, Michelle Brown ’87; (front) Sarah Bender Greenway ’89, Kathy Campbell ’88.

Mike Bruny ’99 and Don Sawyer ’99 reconnecting at the Celebration of Diversity at Hartwick in Stack Lounge. Art Professor Phil Young with Carrie Riordan ’02, Linda Balloqui-Smith ’91, and Scott Hamilton ’00. Jeff Croll ’77, president of Deep Blue, presenting an interactive tour of a bay in New England for Alumni College.


Homecoming &


Reunion 2010

snapshot memories of the weekend.



2010 Alumni Award Winners
Shelley Polinsky Lynch ’00, Gil Smith ’59, Emory Ford ’62, Professor of Biology Stanley Sessions
You remember them from the classroom and the field. They sat next to you in The Commons and at events on Frisbee Field. Yet off (and quite often on) Oyaron Hill, these four Hartwick personalities have left their mark— through research, volunteer work, career, connections, and accomplishments with students. This year’s Alumni Award winners make Hartwick proud.
Shelley Polinsky Lynch ’00 | Outstanding Young Alumna
Hartwick degree | Nursing What she does now | Shelley is certified as a critical care nurse and legal nurse consultant, and publishes continuing education programs focusing on critical care nursing. She has worked as a clinical specialist for CHF Solutions and as a nurse for the Level I Trauma Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She recently received her master of science in nursing from Grand Canyon University while working as an adjunct clinical nursing instructor at Bunker Hill Community College and Quincy College, and as a nurse educator for the ICU at Quincy Hospital. This past January Term, Shelley traveled with a group of Hartwick Nursing students, Professor Emerita of Nursing Sharon Davidson Dettenrieder ’65, and Associate Professor of Nursing Jeanne-Marie Havener for a fourweek off-campus program in Jamaica. She also volunteers with Hartwick’s Boston Alumni Network. “I am truly indebted to Hartwick for the life that I have. With the exception of my family, all the riches in my life stem from my four years at Hartwick: my nursing career, my friends, my love of travel, and my husband.”

Gil Smith ’59 | Distinguished Alumnus Award Hartwick degree | Biology What he does now | Gil is in his 45th year as a cancer researcher at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, where he started his career after receiving his Ph.D. in biology from Brown University. He was nominated twice for the American Society for Cell Biology E.B. Wilson Medal for far-reaching contributions to cell biology over a lifetime in science and is the 2007 recipient of an NIH Merit Award for outstanding research into understanding the role of the mammary stem cell niche to development and tumorigenesis. Recognized numerous times for his research, Gil has been published nearly 150 times and has served as keynote speaker at events worldwide.


Special recognition and scholarship award
President Margaret L. Drugovich and Richard A. Schoof ’50, recipient of the Donald ’60 and Diane ’60 Brown Award for Outstanding Commitment to Annual Support of the College.

Emory Ford ’62 | Distinguished Alumnus Award

Hartwick degree | Chemistry What he does now | Emory is a research and development scientist with experience in process development, product development, analytical chemistry, catalyst chemistry, and materials science. In 2000, he retired from Lyondell as chief scientist. Today, he works part-time as associate director for Materials Technology Institute and is a visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Lab. He also has ongoing research projects at Oak Ridge and Argonne National Lab. He holds 20 publications and 10 patents to his credit. “I left Hartwick with two great things, my wife and the knowledge that I wanted to do—and could do—science.”

Deena Slaff ’14, recipient of this year’s Alumni Association Scholarship; Craig Slaff ’82; and Stephanie Lavenberg ’92.

Alumni Association election results
The following alumni have been elected to the Alumni Association Board. FIRST TERM:  Scott Holdren ’80, of Coeymans, NY. Physics/Forensics/Computer Science Teacher and National Honor Society Advisor, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk H.S.
 

Stanley Sessions | Professor of Biology

Outstanding Employee Award What he does now | Stan joined the Hartwick faculty in 1989, and has since been awarded numerous teaching awards, including the Margaret B. Bunn Award for Outstanding Teaching and the Wandersee Award for research. He has been awarded research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Cargill Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Corning Foundation, and numerous nationally recognized organizations. He has authored 13 publications and more than 50 articles, many with Hartwick students as co-authors and researchers, and has been internationally recognized for his work on limb malformation in amphibians. How he connects | Not only does Stan provide Hartwick students with tremendous classroom and research opportunities, but he stays in touch with students when they leave, follows their professional progress, and gives deserved recognition to those who excel in their chosen careers. As a vital connection between life as a student and life as an alumnus, Stan epitomizes the connection between the Hartwick connection and the world.

Donald Keinz ’75, of Wrentham, MA. President, Acadia Consulting Group Inc. Stephen Paille ’05, of Shaker Heights, OH. M.A. Candidate, Political Science, West Virginia University, Case Western Reserve University Law School, Class of 2013 Elizabeth Arnett Paille ’06, of Shaker Heights, OH. M.A. Candidate, Elementary Education, Assistant Coordinator for Resident Program Centers, Case Western Reserve University.

SECOND TERM:  Kate Hurrle ’98, of Canastota, NY. Project Manager, Koester Associates Inc.

Erin Zuck ’05, of Clinton, NY. Human Resources Manager, Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation



December 2010 Presidential Receptions
Upstate NY Region | December 1, Pittsford, NY
Hosted by Andy ’74 and Linda Ashworth

Dawn Lajeunesse ’71 has written the novel Autumn Colors (American
Book Publishing, 2011). It tells the story of Kerry and Charles, who have been married 20 years, and the influence of Kerry’s relationship with her first fiancé, Tom, who was lost to her forever 30 years ago. For more information, visit

South Atlantic Region | December 15, Raleigh, NC Hosted by Trustee, Rory Read ’83 and Mary Savoy-Read ’84 Metro New York Region | Donor Appreciation Reception
December 8, New York Athletic Club, New York, NY

Capital Region | Faculty Lecture featuring Dr. Larry Malone
December 9, The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, Albany, NY

The Office of Alumni Relations wants to fill its bookshelves with the work of Hartwick alumni. If you’ve published a book and are interested in donating a copy, e-mail Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Liz Cook ’05 at or give her a call at 607-431-4088.

January 2011
West Coast Region
January 26, The Waterfront Restaurant, Pier 7 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA Sponsored by the San Francisco Region Alumni Network
Be on the lookout for event invitations in your mailbox six weeks in advance of the program date. For more information on events or to RSVP, go to The Wall at

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Events and activities sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations, the Alumni Association, and your regional alumni network help you stay connected to Hartwick.
By hosting lectures with distinguished faculty, professional career networking forums, spirited events around the athletic calendar, and just-forthe-fun-of-it activities, we bring the campus to you, no matter where you live. To get involved with any of our regional alumni networks, contact Director of Alumni Relations Duncan Macdonald ’78 at or 607-431-4032. More about each of Hartwick’s alumni networks is online at

Neal Miller ’72, President Steve Suleski ’76, Vice President Ashley Beadore ’07 Bruce Cameron ’67 Bryan Clutz ’04 Sharon Davidson Dettenrieder ’65 Kenneth Dobert ’61 Garfield Drummond ’99 Jeff Gardner ’92 Scott Holdren ’80 Kate Hurrle ’98 Don Keinz ’75 John (Jack) Leyden Jr. ’78 Sarah MacDonald ’01 Laura Mack ’09 Steve Paille ’05 Elizabeth Paille ’06 Frank Panzarella ’96 Jennifer Panzarella ’97 PJ Prunty ’10 Alix Shaw ’79 Eric Shoen ’99 Barbara Vartanian ’71 Jon Valder ’08 Emily Weisenbach ’03 Brian Welsh ’62 Renata Williams ’05 Erin Zuck ’05 ALUMNI TRUSTEES Debra French ’80 Kathi Hochberg ’73 EX OFFICIO Nancy Romeo ’78


On the Road
Presidential Receptions
Boston, MA | 1


Save the Date
Homecoming & Reunion
Sept. 30-Oct. 2

with the Alumni Association: Recent Regional Events


Albany, Lakewood,the Navigator Club on Party on the Patio at Manlius, NY; Denver,River, Greenwich, the Charles CO; July 8. Sponsored by the CT; Philadelphia, PA Committee and Boston Alumni Network hosted by Ed Mancini ’93. (Boston Region)

Portland, ME
Hartwick Night at the Portland Seadogs minor league baseball game, July 22. Sponsored by the Portland Alumni Network Committee. (Maine Region)

Rochester, NY | 2
Party in the Pavilion at the Rochester Yacht Club on Lake Ontario for July 27. Sponsored by the Rochester Alumni Network Committee. Hosted by Bryan Clutz ’04. (Upstate New York Region)



Boston, MA | 3
Boston Red Sox game and reception in the Right Field Roof Terrace at Fenway Park, sponsored by the Boston Alumni Network Committee, September 20. (Boston Region)

Skaneateles, NY | 4
Skaneateles Lake Lunch Cruise, sponsored by the CNY Alumni Network Committee, September 25. (Central New York Region)

Saratoga, NY
Hartwick Day at the Races at the Saratoga Race Track. Sponsored by the Albany Network Committee, August 7. (Central Region)


Binghamton, NY | 5
Meet & Greet: A Welcome to the Hartwick Family at the Binghamton Club in Binghamton, NY, August 4. A reception for incoming students from the Class of 2014, parents, alumni and friends. Sponsored by the Binghamton Alumni Network Committee. (Southern Tier Region)



Hartwick Seminary, NY | 6
Annual Seminary Reunion at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, September 12. (Central Region)



The deadline to submit your Class Note for the spring Wick is February 4, 2011. Send your news to or the class correspondent listed under your class year.

couldn’t be with us back at Hartwick will chime in by writing and calling, whether just to old friends or to me. Being somewhat limited (and most of us are), you can still be a part of our class efforts by communicating. PLEASE WRITE and COMMENT! Love to all. George

1951 | 60th Reunion 1938
Lucena Kibbe still walks a half mile a day with her walker. “I don’t even walk
around my apartment without my walker! I see doctors for eyes, teeth (I still have my own), general health, and even heart. For 93 I’m doing very well.”

Paul Clements writes: “Martha and I have moved to a senior living community in Williamsburg, VA. It seems like a very nice place.”

1952 1953

1941 | 70th Reunion 1944 1946 | 65th Reunion 1950

Fred and Ellie (Brown ’55) Hickein “celebrated our 56th anniversary
June 4 and then visited our Miami, FL family with six grandchildren. In all we have 12 grandchildren, one step-grandson, and two great-grandchildren. Still Oneonta residents and served on the Oneonta Bicentennial Committee in 2008-09.”

David Trachtenberg,

Harry Kratoville writes: “Shirley and I continue to live seven months in
Sun City Center, FL and five in Naples, NY. Contact us at harryshirleykrat@”

George Grice, It happened! I doubt any of us thought we’d be attending a 60th Reunion when we first got up Oyaron Hill in 1946. Last weekend, 13 of us were back at Hartwick, feeling the spirit of all you who weren’t there physically, and quite astounded by the remarkable institution that has grown up on the hill where one permanent building greeted us 64 years ago. I hope my article will pass along to you some of the excitement, amazement, and joy we experienced.
I drove into Oneonta a bit before noon on Friday, and found my way to the Holiday Inn. As I pulled up to the front entry, there was a vaguely familiar looking guy in the parking lot near the door. And yes it was Ray Davis! He just looked a bit older (don’t we all?). I thought it was a wonderful coincidence— what a welcoming for me! Ray and his new wife Helen joined us for coffee. Members of the Class of 1950 gathered for a dinner honoring members of the Class of 1960. Those from Class of 1950 were from New York, Florida, Alabama, and Montana. The members were Ray Davis and wife Helen, Jim DeLisio and wife Ruth, Stan Fleischer, Eleanor Peppmiller, Wendy Shawler and wife Mary, Dick Schoof and wife Evelyn, Carol Young Woodard and husband Ralph, and me. We were all present for the splendid breakfast the next morning when President Margaret Drugovich spoke to us at length and answered questions in a wonderful, relaxed meeting. Our group was very impressed with Hartwick’s new President. After the Breakfast Meeting, the 1950 group went off for events that attracted them. Dick Schoof received an award for his extra effort in bringing our group back to “The Hill” for this special occasion. There were many events to tempt us, even a football game we lost to Alfred. I did my grandfatherly duty and took my granddaughter Catherine Bell ’11 out to lunch at a local spot, The Autumn Café. Catherine is a Nursing student. After lunch, we went to Pine Lake, where she and a number of students live out in the “country,” getting them a somewhat primitive and outdoor living place. Sunday, as the group of 1950 classmates parted, we talked about keeping in touch and I’m sure we’ll do that. We especially hope that you out there who

1956 | 55th Reunion 1957 1958 1959

Don Michel, Dick Hatzenbuhler, the Dalene Davis Cross,

1961 | 50th Reunion

This past summer Bob and Merry (Baker ’62) Boening and Ken and Karin (Karlsson ’62) Engkvist took a Baltic Sea cruise on the Star Princess, visiting Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Gadansk, Tallinn, and Copenhagen. Bob was a business administration major and both Merry and Karin were nursing majors at Hartwick. All attended and will attend their 49th and 50th anniversaries through 2012. They are all proud to be Hartwick alumni!


Sharon Dorff Conway, Dinah McClure, The Nursing Class of 1962 held its 48th reunion at Hartwick’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus from July 6-9, 2010. Attending were Mary Lu Wade Eshelman, Rose Holderidge Elliott, Sue Mosher Wainwright, Patty Post Brink, Marilyn Bell Michaud, Carol Stapleton Andersen, Carol Beecher Brown, Jeannette Reimann Waterman, Ann Collson Johnson, Emily Walter Mikulewicz, Merry Baker Boening, Becky Brink Brown, Karin Karlsson Engkvist, and Dinah McClure. Marjorie Turrell Julian writes: “A Hartwick connection: At Heathrow


Janice Charles, a registered nurse and founder of the North Country Children's Clinic, retired after 38 years. NCCC serves un- and under-insured children and young adults needing medical, dental, and mental health and nutrition care. Janice is raising funds for the volunteer transportation center in Watertown, NY.

Bill Gaillard is still with the rescue squad, driving the bus. He also is in the Lions Club and community band. Carol is Director of the Cheney Library. They have four grandchildren. Bill Gates just finished three years as president of New Adventures in Learning, a life-long learning program affiliated with Chandler-Gilbert, AZ Community College. During that time the number of courses doubled and membership rose from about 200 to more than 450. He continues to teach media and history-related courses in the program. Richard Riccio continues to be involved with Trout Unlimited. He also enjoyed fishing and camping in NH with his brother in June and a week with his brothers in Wells Beach, ME, during July.

1966 | 45th Reunion 1967 1968 1969 1970

By chance: Sharon Dorff Conway ’62 and Susan Osborn Coffey ’70 met quite unexpectedly in October. Shown in from of Carlsbad Caverns, they spent nine days traveling through New Mexico. Susan (left) lives in Midlothian, VA and Sharon and husband Patrick live in Carolina Shores, NC. Airport standing in a long, slow security check line, heading for Johannesburg, I must have made some comment as the woman in front of me asked where I was from. ‘New York, but not the city, upstate near Syracuse.’ ‘I know Syracuse,’ she said. ‘My son went to college in Oneonta.’ She turned out to be the mother of British soccer player Ryan Cruz ’08, and had in fact visited her son at Hartwick. Small world. I’m still rowing with the Syracuse Rowing Club. I medaled at Nationals this summer in an 8 and a 4 and competed in the World Masters Regatta in September.”

Bruce Cameron,

John Wood Goldsack, Susan Osborn Coffey is retired after 34 years with the VA Community College System. She spent 28 years as faculty and six as Director of Professional Development for the system’s 23 colleges. She enjoys travel, reading, cards, and her two grandchildren. She resides in Midlothian, VA. Lorraine Kelly continues to enjoy retirement, “although I do sub
occasionally in the high school. I no longer run a tour boat, but I do private charters on the lake. I also enjoy selling real estate through Guide Boat Realty in Saranac Lake, NY. Retirement is busy and wonderful!”

Norma Trottere Grimaldi and husband Joseph are in their 28th year of
living by the beach in South Carolina; they have never regretted leaving Michigan for the wonderful climate and friendly people of the South. They spend winter months in a condo at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where they play the beach-bum role and chill by the pool for the duration. Daughter Alison lives in the Detroit area and works as a marketing software consultant for HP. Her two children have started new phases in their lives this year. Jillian is a freshman in high school and Ashley is a freshman at Ferris State University, where she is majoring in computer graphics/marketing. Norma notes “life has been good to us all and one of the things I am most grateful for is the continued friendship of my classmates from the Nursing Class of 1962.”

1971 | 40th Reunion 1972 1973

Barbara Klapp Vartanian, Scott Griswold, Ronald Stair, Peter Caltagirone, his wife, and Greg Lauger ’76 went to Phoenix, AZ for a friend’s wedding. “We toured the Grand Canyon, T. Roosevelt Lake, and Apache Lake, and other points of interest.” Randy Lamb writes: “After 12 years with a church in Mechanicsburg, PA,

1963 1964

Lois Otterbein Wolcott writes: “Recently sold our house of 41 years and
scaled down to one with less maintenance. We also welcomed fourth grandchild. We now have three girls, one boy.”

Faith Sandles “discovered the uniqueness of New Bern, NC, 50th high
school reunion, writing a book on developmental disabilities.”



I concluded my time there last summer with our fourth trip to Kenya. We relocated this past winter back to the greater Oneonta area and are now living in Maryland, NY. I worked this summer at Hyde Hall in Cooperstown, and Springbrook in Milford.”

Lois Reeves reports that son Brian received his civil engineering degree
from FL State. He’s building bridges for the Maine DOT. Daughter Kristen is one semester away from her law degree. She also works full time in Fairfax County, VA.


Mike Brown,

As Director of health and wellness at Prudential, Diane Hettinger is responsible for sustaining the health and productivity of 20,000 domestic employees with a culture of health. Diane recently received designation as a certified employee benefit specialist. Diane, Rich, and their three boys continue to live in Mendham, NJ.

1976 | 35th Reunion 1977

Summer fun: Art Johansen ’82 and Jody Solomon-Johansen ’83 were in the area this summer for a family reunion at Gilbert Lake.

Lucy Pierpont has been appointed the new program director at The Kent Memorial Library in Waterbury, CT. She has a strong background in graphic design and marketing. She owns her own design company and previously worked for The Litchfield County Times/Housatonic Publications. In addition to joining the library, she will continue her work with Klemm Real Estate in graphic design and marketing. Nick and Norma (Baillie) Romansky report that all is well in Malvern, PA. Nick is in his 23rd year in private practice in sports medicine and surgery. Norma remains very active in and out of the office. Jamie (Boston U. ’07) is at Kim (Wake Forest U. ’10) plays field hockey (Wassenaar, The Netherlands), and Ian ’10 is teaching and farming in Argentina. Nick writes: “Give back and support Hartwick in any way you can!”

Doug and Janet (Hirt ’83) Steves write that son Patrick is on the Hartwick football team. David is a junior at Brockport High School.



Woody Thompson, Beth Gillett writes: “At Elizabeth Gillett (my fashion brand) we are selling a lot of scarves and cover-ups with shine and sparkle.” EG has had some recent press from Martha Stewart, WWD, and Women’s World. Check out and say hi at Bob and Barb (Pyle) Shipman’s daughter Michaela (Art major) joined
her sister Megan (Psychology major) on the Hill this fall as part of the Class of 2014! Megan graduates in 2011. The whole family is now part of the greater Hartwick family too!

1981 | 30th Reunion

Larry Tetro, Cyd Miller DeMichele invites everyone to visit the Post and Beam
Farmhouse in Windham, NY that she, her boyfriend, and two brothers have just spent nearly four years renovating. “We took it right down to the ribs, and rebuilt it for future generations.” In addition to landscaping, rockwork, carpentry, and laying tiles, she also built a stone hearth with native rock collected in the back meadows. This hard manual labor on weekends (she’s a graphic designer during the week) and ballroom dancing have helped her get back in shape following a motorcycle accident five years ago. “It’s been a crazy few years, and I apologize to my pals for falling off the grid…but would love to hear from my friends.” Dennis Gallagher ’80 designed the Web site:, or e-mail Cyd at

Susie Westly Wren operates West Island Studio, now in its 17th year, in Bath, ME. The studio offers after school art classes, art workshops for adults, large working studio, and a private art brokerage. Susie is a painter and teacher, and, most recently, a builder…this year designing and building her second building in her current hometown of Georgetown. Susie is married to Theo Holtwijk, a native of the Netherlands, who works in urban planning and development in Falmouth.


Rhonda Foote,

Beth Gamble “traveled with my great friends this year: Pat Carrigan ’82, to
her paintings exhibition at UConn-Groton. Also saw Cathy Weeks during my summer vacation. Campus weekend at Hartwick with Pat and Mary Ann Ambelas Lunn, Sharon Wilec-Young ’80, and Cathy Winana Graves ’82.”

1986 | 25th Reunion

Alison Donnelly, Robin Shepard Anderson lives in Durham, NC with husband LeGrande and children, Josh and Nicole. Robin has worked at Duke



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and have been married since 1998. They report being amazed and grateful for their daughter Erin Elizabeth McCollough. Erin’s grandparents are Paul and Jeannette Bodurtha (former faculty and staff). A true Hartwick family!

Rob Carpenter is Regional Manager Senior Vice President with Wells Fargo Private Bank in Baltimore, MD. He lives in Monkton with wife Christine and daughters Kate and Samantha. Rob is coaching girls’ soccer; perhaps we will have some future super stars on the ’Wick soccer team! Kathy Fallon writes that things are much the same in Boston. She took a
summer vacation in Spain/Morocco with the family that went well save for an incident with the rental car and the Rock of Gibraltar! Hope Hertz does not read The Wick.

Jennifer Johnson Hrycyszyn is happy to be back to the East Coast and
enjoys living in the Boston area with her family. Jennifer joined Greenough Communications as a vice president and is working on a number of high-tech clients. You can find Jennifer at Maine getaway: Allison Maynard DeVaux ’83, Lee Auchincloss ’83, Leslie Miller Zimmer ’83, Susan Ward ’83, Sue Trichka Dillon ’84, Jay DeVaux ’83, Mindy Grinold Bicknell ’83, Peter Fitzgerald ’82, Mike Zimmer ’83, Paul Peck ’83, Nancy Greenwood Albertson ’83, and John Dillon ’83 gathered this summer at the Rockport Boat Club in Maine for a lobster bake hosted by Albertson and her husband, Tom. The weekend also included sailing and hiking on the mid coast. University in Pediatrics in some capacity since graduating. She is Clinical Operations Coordinator in the Department of Pediatrics.

Carole McGuire writes that she had a fun summer, “but too short!” In August, Carole put her 1st grade son on the bus and took her other son to his second year of pre-K! It is going very well! Happy Fall to everyone! Tim Rielly has been an account manager at Mid-State Food Brokers in Liverpool, NY, since 2002. Tim and wife Deb celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in August. Their son Brendan keeps them busy with soccer, lacrosse, Pop Warner flag football, and this winter will play his third year in youth hockey. Tim’s stepson, Brian, is a U.S. Navy Seal stationed out of Norfolk, VA, and stepson Tim is a Gunner’s Mate in San Diego on the Wayne Meier Battleship. Tim has been in Auburn since 1996, and loves the peace and surrounding areas of the Finger Lakes of central New York. Tim can be reached at

Rob DiCarlo lives in Rochester, NY, with wife Janine and children
Sophie, Nicholas, and Patrick. Rob is Assistant Director of Career Services at The College at Brockport, State University of New York working with both students and employers seeking internship opportunities.


Alison Donnelly lives in Raleigh, NC, with husband Kyle and sons Kevin, Ryan, and Jason. Alison is Manager of Global Accounts for HelmsBriscoe, working with clients who have meeting needs involving hotels. “Looking forward to our 25th reunion in 2011!” Barbara Friling Johnson lives in Rhoadesville, VA, with husband Doug and an assortment of goats, sheep, horses, chickens, turkeys, honey bees, vegetable gardens, fruit trees, etc. When not working on her farm, Barbara is an Information Technology Manager in the software development department at GEICO Insurance Company.

Dorothy Holt, Stacey Angus writes: “I have been living in the Azores for the past two
years with husband Mark and son John. I am a clinical social worker at the American School on the Air Force base. In November we will be moving to Japan (just outside Tokyo), where I will start a new job as a clinical director with the Army. John will start at the American School there. If you live in Japan or have information e-mail me at”

Cary Jordan writes: “My husband Mitch Gueran and I recently moved into
a new house with our kids, Chris, RJ, and Eve. I enjoy being a stay-at-home mom in White Plains, NY. I love reconnecting with old friends on FB. If anyone wants to say hi, feel free! I’m on as Cary Romanos Gueran.”


Chris Adams lives in Cleveland, OH, with wife Denise and their
daughters Emily and Madeline. Chris is a senior project manager at University Hospital, where he is implementing their electronic medical system.


Kathy Fallon, Kristin Bodurtha and Jeff McCollough ’89 live in Binghamton, NY,

Irene (Radiotis) and David Minster ’88 live in Albuquerque, NM with their teenage boys Bradley and Joshua. “We’ve lived here since 2005, when Dave retired from the U.S. Air Force. He is a manager with Sandia National Laboratories. Dave manages people who train others how to dismantle or carefully explode IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) or Nuclear Weapons. I’m still a stay-at-home mom and love it! I still run marathons and practice yoga Life is good out in the Southwest. We still have a passion for travel and are currently planning two trips. One to Montana and the other back to Thailand. My e-mail is and I’d love to hear from anyone from Hartwick, especially Phi Sig Phi alumni.”



John Naizby writes: “I have been living in Madison, CT, for the past seven years and have been married for 17 years. We have two great boys, Hunter and Grayson. I have a small litigation practice law firm with my wife Leslie. We just recently were involved in the truancy intervention project, which is a program that pairs kids with working attorneys to keep them in school. I ran my first Ironman in August to raise money for the program in Louisville, KY; it was pretty hot but the race was a great experience. If anybody from Hartwick is in the Madison area, I would love to hear from them.”


Leisyl Ryan Kleinberg,

1991 | 20th Reunion

Rena Switzer Diem,
Greetings from the Class of 1991! We have all apparently been very busy with our lives, as only one update was received for this newest issue of The Wick. So please enjoy the following from Andrea and Shawn Martin: “It has been a calmer fall for us so far, after the Hall of Fame inductions last July for my high school, as well as Hartwick. To see so many family, friends, and teammates there to support me, it was an awesome feeling. We then missed the annual Hartwick gathering in Vermont in August due to sickness, but we have rebounded and jumped right into soccer season. As winter approaches fast up here, I am looking forward to coaching varsity boys’ basketball by November and co-ed youth basketball come December.” The Class Correspondent has been busy living her life with her family and work at the top of her to-do list daily. A summer vacation in the northern WI Manitowish Chain of Lakes with the extended family, a boat trip down the Mississippi on our boat, an adult daughter and her son moving home for a few months and then out on their own, studying for a certification test, attending a regional Hyperbaric Medicine conference (thankfully close enough to go home each night), and now looking into updating the windows in the house, all part of that which keeps me busy. Oh yeah, and trying to get the rest of you busy people to take a few minutes and send in some updates. :) Remember to check out The Wall online too, as alumni do find time to update their spaces. Take care everyone! Hope to hear from more of the class next update, which figuring ahead, will mean you’ll all be hearing from me again in a few months! :)

Tony Brogna ’99 and Dr. Emelia Parker share their wedding celebration with Paul Lynch ’98, Tim Fadden ’98, Andy Deluca ’98, Kyle Tipson ’00, and Josh ’00 and Aniece (Sukovaty) ’00 Collins.

China Flanigan lives in Omaha, NE. “I have recently gotten divorced and am still doing freelance photography work as well as starting a small business in the Omaha Metro. I have two children, who keep me running amok. I see and hang with several Hartwickians from time to time, or when travel allows me to bust out of my Hinterland setting, as there is not a large community of alumni here. Go figure.”

1994 1995

Missy Foristall, Louis Crocco, Missy Ulrich writes: “What an incredible time on campus at Alumni
Weekend. I had so much fun reconnecting with Jennie Viggiani, Jen Vilord, Tiffany Sanders, Maureen Batsie, Heather Fadil, Kristin Barrett ’96, and Erin Ford ’96. Everyone should make time to visit Hartwick. We had an amazing weekend.”


Rory Shaffer Walsh,
Feel free to e-mail me your class notes at or send me a message on Facebook. Wishing you the best! Rory

Richard McCoy was elected to the Board of Directors for the National
Association of Public Health Statistics and Information Systems. The association represents states’ Vital Records’ offices and promotes national standards for health statistics reporting.

Sallie O’Connor writes: “My husband Brian and I welcomed our second child, Sean Thomas O’Connor, on September 17. Nicole is so excited to be a big sister!” Louis Crocco will be on the road again this fall touring with the National Touring production of “WHITE CHRISTMAS.” The tour opened in Atlanta, GA, on November 2 and other cities include Greenville, SC; Hartford, CT; Schenectady, NY; Tampa, FL; Charlotte, NC; and will be in Chicago, IL, in December.

Greta Rothermel Rupert writes: “I am married to Matt Ruppert ’90. We live in Paxton, MA, with our children Alexander, Timothy, and Jacob. I am a physical therapist assistant at a skilled nursing facility three days a week and enjoy it. On my free days I am either helping out the kids in the classroom or enjoying my free time. Matt teaches German in Rutland to 7th and 8th graders as well as coaching basketball. We have lived in Paxton for 13 years.”

1996 | 15th Reunion

Amy Cottle,


Molly Hannon-Galuszka and her husband welcomed their first child on July 29, 2009. “Lainey is beautiful and what a joy!”

1997 1998

and triathlons. “I am working as a School Psychologist in the Troy City School District. I enjoy spending time with my daughter Cooper, who started kindergarten this fall and I am coaching her U6 soccer team! Jax (age 2) is a crazy man and keeps us all laughing.”

Amy Maletzke Moore, Jamie Sommerville O’Riordan,
Hello everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. It’s been great keeping in touch with so many of you, especially on Facebook. I continue to work in professional services marketing and have been interviewing for several new opportunities. I also finally finished my MBA…four years later! I spend my free time traveling, catching up with friends, and taking language lessons. Eoin ’97 and I look forward to ringing in the New Year in Rome! Keep in touch.

Jamie Feinour writes: “A lot has happened over the past 12 years. I got
married in 2002. Right after we got married, my husband and I decided to get out of dreaded upstate NY winters and migrated to sunny South Carolina. I started working for Novant Health, Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC, and have been working for the system ever since. I am currently the Manager of Business Operations and Regulatory Compliance for the Laboratory System in the Southern Piedmont region. The most recent surprise and blessing in our lives has been the birth of our beautiful daughter Addison. I cannot believe she is going to be 1 in November! How quickly time goes...before I know it, she will be attending Hartwick! Our spring trip this year caught us up with some friends from the ’Wick. Nicole Rozonewski Rezza ’99 and her adventurous son Nick joined us for a week of fun in Jensen Beach, FL. We took a day trip up to Orlando to visit Mickey Mouse. On our way back home we stopped in to visit Amy Sue Hermus Long ’99 and Scott Long and their three handsome boys. For our summer trip this year, we returned to Saratoga Springs, NY, to visit friends and family. We were able to meet up with Allison Brownell ’00 and her boyfriend at the racetrack. It was great to spend time with some Hartwick friends that we have not seen in way too long. To finish the summer I graduated with my master’s in health administration. I have decided to take a semester off, but it will be back to the books in January to finish off my master’s in business administration.”

Sharnette Topsey Underdue writes: “Rashawn and I celebrated our 12th year of marriage in June and I am pregnant with our first child. Baby Underdue is due to arrive in November. We live in Anaheim, CA. Rashawn has a thriving career as an actor (has guest starred on Cold Case, Castle, and CSI Miami last season) and I am the Associate Director of Housing & Residence Life at California State University, Fullerton. We love the West Coast and are excited about the upcoming expansion of our family.” Tara Tracy Chamberlin writes: “I just started a new job as the ER Nurse Manager at the Togus Veterans Hospital. I decided to give management a try! Liam is almost 2 and the time has flown by. I caught up with Carol and Adam Pierce and their kids this summer in Freeport and I hope to catch up with others this fall. Sorry I am a Facebook and Wall slacker!” Darcy Meek Perez still enjoys music therapy at Springbrook in Oneonta, NY, and collaborating with the Music and Education departments to host interns. “We’re expecting our second child in February!” Jennifer Heald-Clapp and husband Karl welcomed their second child,
Kristopher James, on April 6, 2010. He joins big sister Kayla. He is a remarkable baby, sleeping through the night at 2 months! Jenn continues to work full-time as co-coordinator of school-based programming for a domestic violence program. She also continues to sing with Seaglass Performing Arts of Kennebunk, ME. Jenn and Karl are preparing to place their home on the market in spring 2011 to accommodate their growing family. Jenn has had the great fortune to see Jennifer Thayer ’97, Kristin Crosby Miller ’99 and Kris Miller and son Zachary, Heather Trela, and Jennifer Deguglielmo Corey and husband Jay and their son Will over the past year. Jenn traveled to the Rochester area to see Amy Grenier Gepfert ’97 to celebrate the life of David Gepfert ’95 at his memorial service.

Ekaterini Vlamis continues to work hard getting her new business up and running. She has made enhancements to the Web site including adding a picture gallery. Visit to read all about Edgewood Consulting & Services, which offers private guided hikes, team-building programs, workshops, and more! Referrals are greatly appreciated...they are an ultimate compliment and truly the way Ekaterini prefers to gain clients and provide services to those in need of what she does best. You can become a fan of her business page on Facebook or contact her at; she’d love to have your support and hear from you!


Kristen Falk,
Since fall is upon us—and for me fall is eternally associated with going back to school—leaves changing color, and the view from Oyaron Hill, I asked my classmates about their favorite Hartwick memories or their favorite things about returning to campus each year.

Jenna Neale Aufiero had a beautiful baby girl on August 5, Sophia
Marie Aufiero. “Everyone, including big sister Addison, is enjoying having her here. I saw all the girls at Mandy Harris’s ’00 wedding in October!”

Adrienne Juan writes: “I finished my prerequisites from County College of
Morris for nursing school. However, I decided to take the semester off to work and started a business called We Got This. I will be walking pets, doing groceries, and creating e-mail accounts for those who do not know how and would like to keep in touch with their loved ones. I miss everyone in my class, so keep in touch! My e-mail is”

Kanchan Banga is currently enrolled at University of Central Florida’s Ph.D. program in public policy. Ellen Favata Barlow and Matt Barlow ’98 had a little boy, Jake, on August 10. “Now we have three boys and a girl. Also, Matt recently got promoted to Sergeant in the NYS Police and is working in Margaretville.” Bianca Bernardo writes, “I had a great summer, which included trips to

Andi Sciremammano Murray had a great summer of camping, visiting family and friends (including a mini Phi Sig reunion at Lisa Madis’ house!),



CA and ME. I enjoyed Shana Maddicks’ wedding in September and Mandy Harris’ ’00 wedding in October. My first ’Wick memories: the lavender hat, all the steps to class, how hard pre-season really was. The things I looked forward to coming back to: the freedom to do whatever I wanted, field hockey, and AOPi.”

opportunity. She loves Tinkerbell and is more excited than Taylor for our trip!”

Gayle Huntress remembers: “My first Hartwick memory was arriving as a
freshman for the first day of Awakening and meeting Jonathan Wood on the lawn outside of Anderson for a group name game. I think it involved tossing a rubber chicken. Fifteen years of friendship later, I can still remember his name!”

Tony Brogna recently got married to the fabulous Dr. Emelia Parker
(Brogna), Simmons College ’04,’07. “We were ecstatic to have alumni in attendance: Paul Lynch ’98, Tim Fadden ’98, Andy DeLuca, Kyle Tipson ’00, and Josh ’99 and Aniece (Sukovaty) Collins ’00. After many years in Boston, we are living happily in Burlington, VT, hatching our plans for world domination.” The adventure never ceases with Geno Carr. “My wife Nancy and I were both invited to serve on the faculty for the Fall 2010 Semester at Sea voyage, which left from Halifax, Nova Scotia and ends in San Diego, CA. We’re teaching courses in musical theatre, theatre, and comedy for the floating university and stopping at amazing ports all across the globe. As I write this, we are on our way from Takoradi, Ghana to our next port, Cape Town, South Africa. Yesterday we all became Emerald Shellbacks, meaning we crossed the Equator and the Prime Meridian at the same time. Who gets to do that?! We really enjoying teaching on the ship and we’re learning so much every day from all of our fellow voyagers (faculty, staff, and students alike). We’re trying to enjoy every minute of this amazing adventure, although we must admit we miss family, friends, and Clara (our puggle) back home. We end our journey by docking in San Diego December 13, so we’re pretty lucky to basically be dropped off at our doorstep! Feel free to check out our adventures via our blog:”

Kimberly Hurlbut is living in Syracuse and working for the state of NY. She visited Hartwick last summer and noted: “It was very strange after so many years. Some things looked the same, but so many things looked different. There were some kids walking around campus and looking at me and my friend pretty funny since we were taking pictures...but it was just amazing.” Kate (Warner) and Joe Johnson report: “It was really hot here this
summer but the weather has started to cool and it is beginning to feel like what passes for fall here in Texas. Fall is the start of the busy season for us, the kids are back to school and their activities are starting up again, filling the family calendar with events, meetings, etc. The kids are growing up so fast. Beth is in 2nd grade, Jessica is in 1st. Beth tells everyone she sees that she wants to be an entomologist when she grows up. I am in the process of changing jobs again. I am going to be working as a case manager at North Austin Medical Center. I am excited about this change. I even got a week off and had a chance to spend some time relaxing with Aaron, our 3-year-old. I still have about a year left before I’ll finish my master’s degree. Joe and I had fun this summer participating in a marriage group at our church and teaching Sunday school.” Some exciting news from Nick Miles: He and his family recently had their visas approved and returned to the U.S. at the end of October! Nick is on a three-year visa, where he will continue to work for JPMorgan in their Delaware office. They hope to be visiting Hartwick with increased frequency.

Kristen Falk cannot think of anything to follow Geno’s Semester at Sea voyage! However, Kristen’s birthday was on 10/10/10 this year, and it was quite a celebration at 10:10:10 (twice) to have such a marvelous celebration of numbers! Happy Birthday to fellow Libra Kanchan Banga, who shares the same birthday! The reason we know that is because during MetroLink orientation junior year, we had to organize ourselves and line up by our birthdays. “My first Hartwick memories include pre-season volleyball, the realization that I was attending a college built on the side of a hill, and giving thanks that I lived in Smith and my first classes of the day were in Miller. The biggest reason I came back to campus each year was WRHO (though I worked on campus each summer so I never really left). Other than that, I started a new research position at Oregon State University this fall, doing chemical analyses of the non-structural carbohydrate contents of Douglas Fir. Goodbye cellulose, hello fructose/glucose/sucrose/starch!” Danielle Quilligan Fochs took a week-long trip to NY the end of May
for Karen Fish’s ’01 wedding to John Burke. She also made it up to Oneonta the weekend before the wedding for the TKE Clambake. She was able to cram in a Yankee game, a Broadway show, a trip to the beach and a baby shower for Jen Strekas-Coombs ’01 into the rest of her East Coast trip! “Before my trip, I entered some of my roses in the American Rose Society District Convention here in Tucson and won Best in Show Photography, the Trophy for Best Novice Hybrid Tea Rose and also the District Certificate for best Miniature Rose. You can view some of my entries at winners.html#2010tucson. My rose garden continues to grow! I am now up to 25 bushes and looking forward to the next show! We are planning a family trip to Disneyland in July for my daughter Taylor’s 5th birthday. My daughter Kaitlyn keeps yelling ‘Yea Disneyland!’ and throwing her hands in the air at any

Kathleen Brennan Mills recounts this Hartwick memory, from her
Awakening ’99 experience in August 1995: “Some time during the week, our group went orienteering somewhere not too far from Pine Lake. The van dropped us off and we were ready with our maps and compasses. We were ready for a fun hike in the woods and we set off. Several hours later it dawned on one of our facilitators (Kelly Oxton Murray ’98) that we were dropped off in the wrong spot and we really had no idea where we were. After many more miles we did end up finding a road and making our way back to Pine Lake. It was an adventure to say the least!” Kathleen enjoyed celebrating Ann Whittaker’s marriage with Hartwick friends.

Patricia Tiller Mitchel and husband Mike just moved into their new
home in Maryland. Their two beagles finally have a yard and tons of stuff to sniff. Patty and Mike are enjoying the fun of taking down wallpaper and planting flowers. Patty writes, “My position as Head of U.S. Research at RiskMetrics Group is going great...but not as great as it will be if the Yankees repeat this October. Go Yanks!”

Kevin Stube got married in October 2009. His and wife Jessica (Oklahoma University) and are both enjoying their jobs at NASA. Kevin is a project analyst for more than 50 projects and Jessica is the New Media Specialist working on creating a framework for participatory exploration and improving how NASA reaches out to the public. They bought their first house in April and Kevin is half way through his MBA.



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Kristen Hall, Kristen Hall writes: “I just left alumni weekend, where I had an absolute
blast! It was so good seeing friends and being able to catch up (without resorting to Facebook) as well as meeting children and having a birthday party for a 2-year-old at the rock garden (formerly Arnold Hall). I will admit to feeling my calves today after walking up and down the hill yesterday! I am enjoying my new job as a Physician Assistant in Bangor, ME. I am working on the surgery and trauma service, learning tons and trying to find my way around eastern Maine. Also, I am going to be taking over the class notes again; thank you to Charlie Catania for taking it over while I was in school.”

Shawn August writes: “Time is flying by! Crystal and I are finalizing our wedding plans. We are getting married in May 2011 in Bronxville, NY, and then off to Italia for three weeks. I didn’t realize how many details go into planning a wedding. It’s ridiculous. I lost about 65 pounds so I should not look too long in the tooth. Other than that, work.” Dave Olsher is completing his first year as an employee for a small independent fiber arts company called The Sanguine Gryphon, where he is the mill liaison as well as a wool and silk dyer. In addition, Dave was the Entertainment Coordinator for the Maryland Faerie Festival and a Stage Manager for the Maryland Renaissance Festival. He still enjoys his adventures in Charm City. Sarah MacDonald married Sean Browne August 27 in Boston. Karen
Fish Burke, Erika Lowe Dube, and Kim Treacy Kaplowitz joined Sarah on the dance floor to commemorate old times. Sarah and Sean live in Dedham, MA, and look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s Class of 2001 10 year reunion!

Dana Rothenberger Faulconer announces: “Jason and I have been
enjoying the past few months soaking up every moment with our daughter Reese who was born this past March. Reese has met so many Hartwick babies already, and we are excited to take her to her first Hartwick swim meet this winter to cheer on the team and the coach, Grandpop to her!”

Marnie Kommalan writes: “I live in Baltimore and work for The University of Maryland Medical Center. I am the Charge Nurse in the operating rooms and manage a four-OR unit. University of Maryland also includes The Shock Trauma Center and in April through STC, I was able to go to Haiti and help with long-term medical and surgical support in the aftermath of the January earthquake. I spent nine days operating in a hospital in Port-au-Prince and got to experience firsthand the devastation in that country. It was one of the most powerful and rewarding experiences I have had in the past 10 years.” Chris Laidlaw and wife Allison welcomed a baby girl, Callie Genevieve,
on March 24.

Art Schouten writes: “2010 has been a crazy, hectic, fun-filled year. My son Jacob Rudolph (Rudy) was born February 15. Shortly thereafter, I was promoted to Lead Instructional Technology Specialist for Orange-Ulster BOCES overseeing 17 component school districts and three divisions within BOCES. I am completing my second master’s in educational administration and will graduate from SUNY New Paltz in May. If that wasn’t enough, my wife Cathy Gibbons (SUNY Cobleskill ’07) and I married on August 29, 2010 with Karen Fish, Jim Archer ’00, Rob Mancini ’05, and Brett Schillkraut ’95 in attendance. I was elected president of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Alumni Association in October. Jennifer Strekas Coombs and Josh Coombs welcomed a beautiful baby
girl, Cadence Grace Coombs, into the world August 23. “We still live in Alabama, so we hope to introduce her to all her Wick aunties (Sarah MacDonald, Karen Fish, Kim Kaplowitz, Erika Lowe, Danielle Fochs, and Natalie Hatch) at the 10 year reunion if not before!”

Ginneh Lewis teaches high school earth science, biology, and chemistry in
Denver, CO.

Edith Newberry and John Fogarty were married August 14, 2010 in
Lyme, NH. In July they bought their first house in Newbury, VT. Edith is teaching 7th and 8th grade social studies in Windsor, VT, where she has worked for the past three years.

Scott Alberts has founded a 1860s-rules base ball team called the Athletic
Base Ball Club of Philadelphia. “We compete in reproduction historical uniforms against other like-minded teams on the East Coast. Jonathan Palma is our MVP and Lawrence George ’99 is a regular supporter at our home games.”

Laura Fitter Walker writes: “We now have a boy, Ayden, and a girl, Maddi. They are such a blessing! I have taken on a Director of Rehab position at a skilled nursing/short-term rehab facility, which is very time consuming but a good challenge. We are still living outside of Cincinnati and loving it.”

Natalie Evans Hatch just had her fourth child, Braden, a little boy who is
so sweet and fun! “We are enjoying our kids and spent the summer developing my husband’s new business in the outdoor sports industry. We are hoping to get back East for a visit soon!”

2001 | 10th Reunion

Jessica Hyde, Jessica Hyde continues to toil away as a civil servant in Jefferson County,
NY, and has been painstakingly chronicling the rise of prescription and illicit drug misuse and associated inadequate guardianship involving the county’s children. She is finally starting the First Time Homeowner Quest after copious procrastination and plans to own a sweet bachelorette pad before the end of the year. House guests will be welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.

Karen Fish became Karen Fish Burke on May 23, 2010 in a wedding
attended by many alumni. The groom, John Burke, had to endure the throwback fun at a party attended by Sarah MacDonald, Erika Lowe Dube, Meaghan Fitzgibbon Quilop, Jennifer Strekas Coombs, Art Schouten, and Kimberly Treacy Kaplowitz, and from the Class of 1999, Danielle Quilligan Fochs, Greg Quilop, and Forrest Lewandowski. “As newlyweds we’re happily living in Boston with our dog Belle and contemplating the house-buying process as the next adult step. On a side note, I am excited to hear of the births of Cameron Cardarelli to Alex ’02 and wife Kelly, and Rudy Schouten to Art and Cathy.”



Peter Hazelton is still in Athens, GA, “almost two years into my Ph.D. in aquatic toxicology. During the time spent away from my lab, my wife Angela Cote ’02 and I are busy renovating our house and trying to enjoy the Georgia summer heat.” Christopher Marlatt writes: “I live in Humboldt County in NC working as a program director for North Coast Adventure Centers.” Here’s a fantastic blurb from his company, which makes me miss Pine Lake and the PA ropes course (and Topher): With over 11 years in the experiential education field, Topher Marlatt has established a career teaching in the outdoors. Topher has worked as a wilderness guide, a conservationist, an environmental educator, and a challenge course technician. “I strive to teach in a manner that transcends the boundaries of the typical classroom to help others retain knowledge through employing a variety of teaching methods in a mixture of settings.” Topher directs operations for North Coast Adventure Centers Ropes Courses, Leave No Trace program, Portable Climbing Wall, Leads Canopy Tours, and is diligently planning an Adventure Expedition to Thailand. Erica Popick had a blast with West Coaster Luke Moyer ’00 and reminded
him about how great the East Coast is. Erica recently convinced another West Coaster to come out East and is now engaged to Gregor Kevrekian from Eugene, OR. Erica and Gregor are happy with their baby (dog, not human) who arrived this summer.

Daniel Wagoner writes: “My wife and I traveled to the Faroe Islands, which is a territory of Denmark between Scotland and Iceland. It’s a great place to go if you like to hike and fish. It’s really like you are visiting the end of the earth. The British who were stationed there in WWII called it the land of maybe due to the rugged terrain and unpredictable weather, which made it impossible to make formal dinner/visitation plans. The islanders frequently noted that the islands are the only place on the earth that can have all four seasons in one day. Check out my pictures on Facebook.” Jieun Yoo reports: “My husband Mike Bruny ’99 and I are living a very busy
life. I still work at Lord and Taylor in Natick, MA, managing cosmetics and sportswear. I love what I do and it’s hard to believe it’s already been five years since I started there. I also started my MBA in March at Babson College. Balancing work, school, and family has been challenging, but I am so blessed to have a husband who supports me. Emmanuelle Klossou ’03 visited us for a few weeks; she’ll be moving to Washington, DC, with Doris Dupuy ’04 soon. I wish her good luck on finishing her Ph.D.”

Ashley Kern ’07 and Eric Schell ’07 were married August 7, 2010 in Freeport, ME. Joining the newlyweds are Jason Musselman ’08, Chris Schell ’10, Sheileen Nicholson ’07, Becca Landers ’12, Mariel Gross ’07, Katie Morelli ’08, Becky Salamone Jones ’07, Cait Kennett ’07, Andrea Brush ’08, Emily Lapayowker ’08, Sara Goto ’06, Paige Griffiths Sears ’07, Susan Stone Schell ’76, Linda Schell Marks ’72, Carl Schell ’76, Owen Landrey ’06, Joe Flaherty ’07, Dave Plossl ’05, Dan Johnson ’08, Loren Sullivan ’06, Ryan Jones ’07, Kerry Spring Boyd ’07, Cameron Boyd ’04, Matt Corbett ’04, and Ian Sears ’07. County Chapter of NYSARC), and bought a house in Jamestown, NY. Hope all is well with everyone!”

Renee Tasney Cummings and husband Chris are expecting their first
baby (a girl) in February 2011. The Maloney family welcomed their second child, Molly May, on August 22. She is joined by brother Maximus. They are living just outside of Boston and enjoying their growing family. Ryan works for selling global compensation data/surveys and Blair ’04 also works in sales for PlatformQ selling virtual college fair memberships. Everyone is healthy, happy, and proud to be Hartwick alumni.

2002 2003

Meredith Robbins, Erin Rowe brahms,
Thanks to all the alumni who contributed notes for this edition of the ’Wick! 2010 has been an exciting year so far for me as I got married in the Adirondacks on August 21, 2010. Kathryn O’Connell Cleary was matron of honor and former Hartwick RA Syrah Porter Nicasse was also in attendance.

Kate Austin (now Kate Austin-Avon) married Cory Avon June 19, 2010, and honeymooned in Negril, Jamaica. It was awesome! She is in the process of starting up her own business, Advokate, doing promotions and “honey-do” type work for artists. She also has been made Community Coordinator of The Shirt Factory, a converted factory in Glens Falls, NY, that houses artists’ studios, shops, and galleries. Kate also has a studio in the building where she does her mixed-media work. Visit Larissa Wasyl and Dennis Bates (Manhattan College ’03) became
engaged on May 20, 2010 during their vacation on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico. Larissa has asked Meghan DuBois O’Connor to be her matron of honor. A wedding date is set for June 17, 2011 in Saratoga Springs, NY.


Tyler Case writes: “Life certainly has been busy lately! I recently received my
master’s in Public Administration from SUNY Binghamton, accepted a new position as Workforce Coordinator for The Resource Center (Chautauqua

Bry Anderson, Kate Bachner will receive her second M.A. from the Monterey Institute of
International Studies, where she specialized in Russian and nuclear


nonproliferation. She attended the United Nations Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, working on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament issues. During the summer she began work at the Department of Energy/ National Nuclear Security Administration, assisting in cooperative efforts to manage weapons usable nuclear material in Russia and other former Soviet states.

Carolanne Bucicchia Mazur and her husband are the parents of a son,
born in August.

Emily Reynolds Stringer lives in San Antonio, TX, where her husband is
doing his first year as a surgical resident and she is freelance writing as well as being a mom to Lilah, with another little one on the way in March!

Margaret Warren Cohn reports: “My husband and I welcomed our little
girl, Grace Eugenia, on March 8, 2010. We’ve been trying to soak it all in, as she’s growing so fast. All is well otherwise and we are enjoying our new role as parents!”

Audrey Lohse and Miguel Vargas ’03 were married in May 2009 in Porterville, CA. They had an amazing time and great Hartwick turnout! Clarence Welch is still living in Ithaca, NY, and was promoted in June 2009. He remains at the Johnson School at Cornell University. His new position is Assistant Director in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and it is going very well!

Chris Cooper and Erika Seery (Manhattanville ’06) were married at St.
Josephs Church in Hewlett, NY, and partied all night at Fox Hollow in Woodbury. In attendance were Zach Sanzone ’04, Eric Davis ’05, Dustin Wickseel ’05, Mikey Tegart ’06, and Mary Cardello ’06. Oh and most importantly Mr. Met.


Edwin Siegfried, Elizabeth Morris Cook and Jonathan Cook welcomed their first child, Claire Elizabeth, on March 1, 2010.

Charles Coulon still lives in Chicago's western suburbs and works in the ever-busy corporate relocation field. Besides enjoying a busy personal travel schedule in 2010, he has been actively involved with the Alliance Francaise, a non-profit French educational centers network, and planned the annual conference in New Orleans in October 2010. “Bonjour to all!” Meleia Egger is traveling in India making her way back to the U.S. after her
two years in the Peace Corps in Malawi. She hopes all Pine Lakers are happy and peaceful. On December 14, 2009, Megan Tweedie Eklund and husband Jim became the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl, Lillian Bailey. Despite being three weeks early, Lillian weighed in at over six pounds. Margaret Warren Cohn, Amber Benge VanEtten ’03, and uncle Nathan Tweedie ’09 were among the many visitors welcoming Lillian into the world!

2006 | 5th Reunion

Brian Knox, Florence Alila, Jayne Donovan writes: “I received my medical doctorate degree this past May from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. I am completing a preliminary year in Internal Medicine at the University of Connecticut and will be moving to Boston next year for my residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Spaulding/Harvard University.” Daryl Thompson proposed to his girlfriend, Vanessa Croft, in February on the island of Anguilla, where they currently live. He runs his own custom engraving business, Alloyd Enterprises Ltd. (, and graphic design company, DCT Designs ( In early 2009, the second painting in his Anguilla Cottage series was chosen to be featured on the EC$1.50 stamp for the country of Anguilla. More of his work can be seen on Daryl also is an assistant tennis professional at the Anguilla Tennis Academy. He plans to be wed on July 23, 2011.

Keri Holloway Evans had her second son on December 11, 2009. His name is Jadon Fisher Evans. Sara Gorsky married Christian Lokossou on June 5, 2010 in Glenn Dale, MD. Bryan Clutz, Alison Sulock, and Adam Travis joined the celebration. Josh Jennings and Fallon Dion were married July 2, 2010 at Christ the
King Church in Albany with a reception following at Albany Country Club. Fallon is a graduate of the SUNY Oneonta (’07). She earned her master’s in literacy from the State University at Albany, and teaches 7th and 8th grade Spanish at Cohoes Middle School. Josh earned his master’s from The College of Saint Rose, where he is the Assistant Sports Information Director and Head Men’s Golf Coach.

2007 2008

Ashley Kern and Eric Schell were married August 7, 2010 in Freeport, ME. Nicole Barren-Audette is a Peace Corps volunteer in a small village in the Northern Province of Zambia (Southern Africa). “My biggest project now is trying to construct a school building for a pre-school for orphans and vulnerable children.” Ryan and Sarah (Clark ’07) Quarles announce the birth of their first
child, Paul Harrison Quarles, on August 24, 2010. Ryan is in rotations for medical school and Sarah is taking time to raise their baby boy.

Julie Landmann moved back to CA last January and lives in Sacramento. “Still working for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Miss living on the East Coast, but loving being back in CA!” Alexis Mays-Fields continues to work as an Inclusion Specialist in
Washington, DC. She is excited to be completing her first year of marriage to her soul mate, Nathaniel Fields. She has been doing some minor traveling and spending time with her niece, Madison, and new nephew, Kaleb.



1934 | Vivian Cronk McCandlish, 97, of Glen Rock, NJ, died August 10, 2010. She lived in Florida for 30 years prior to her final move to Glen Rock in 2000. Vivian was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. An avid bridge player, she enjoyed visiting and remaining in touch with her beloved friends from Delaware County, NY. Vivian was predeceased by her husband, Fred, in 1998. 1936 | Nella Hughes, 95, of Oneonta, NY, died August 2, 2010. Living
in Oneonta all her adult life, Nella worked many years at Bresee’s Department Store as a sales associate. She enjoyed and was an expert at knitting, crocheting, embroidering, and sewing. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Oneonta. Nella was the greatest grandmother anyone could ask for. She loved traveling throughout the U.S., visiting her grandchildren. Family was her life; she instilled in them the importance of Sunday dinners, a tradition that they still carry on. She loved the many family gatherings, especially those at the holidays. Survivors include her children, Joan Duckwall ’60 and Roger Hughes ’68; eight grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren; sister and brother-in-law Doris ’49 and Donald ’64 Filkins; sister Pat Weissman ’57; and sister Elva Kroeger ’55. She was predeceased by her son.

Marie had a can-do attitude and wonderful leadership qualities. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Harold; two sons, including Richard Mayberry ’72, Esq.; one daughter; three grandchildren; and one greatgranddaughter.

1948 | Isabelle Leavitt Swartz, 83, of Delmar, NY, died April 30, 2010. She served in the Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. Liz worked as an RN at Albany Medical Center in labor and delivery most of her nursing career. Beloved wife of the late Donald Swartz, M.D., they traveled the world together. Survivors include her daughter, stepchildren, grandchildren, and great-grandson. 1952 | Kenneth DeBevoise, 87, of Clinton Township, NJ, died October
6, 2010. A graduate of the New York State Maritime Academy, he served during World War II as an Engineering Officer in the United States Maritime Service. Upon graduation from Hartwick, he married Francine (Franke) Pidgeon ’51 and relocated to Bogota, NJ. He joined the New Jersey Bell Telephone in 1952. During a 30-year career with NJ Bell and AT&T he held positions with business management, public relations, and rates management. He retired from AT&T in 1982. Kenneth served as vice president of the Bogota Board of Education in the early 1970s. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Franke, and their family.

1946 | Donald Haight, 89, died peacefully July 16, 2010, at his home in Davenport, NY. After Don and Kathleen married in 1942, Don was called to active duty in the United States Army. He served in Torrington, England, before entering the second wave of the Normandy Invasion of 1944, culminating in the Battle of the Bulge. While on the final drive through Europe, Don was a member of a heavy artillery unit responsible for the aiming and firing of the famous “Long Tom” guns, where he decoded logistical instructions sent from the central command unit. After the war, Don returned to New York and completed his bachelor’s degree at Hartwick College. He then earned his master’s from Columbia University. Don started his teaching career at A.L. Kellogg Central School in Treadwell. In 1949, Don accepted a position as a social studies teacher at Charlotte Valley Central School. He was promoted to supervising principal and superintendent, a position he held until his retirement in 1973. Throughout his life, Don was proud to serve his community in many volunteer capacities. He held leadership positions in the Davenport Historical Society and was an active member of the Davenport Methodist Church. He also played an integral role in the creation of the Bus Driver Education Program at his beloved Charlotte Valley School, and coached Little League for many years. Don was a lifelong Yankees fan who would stay up to any hour to hear the conclusion of games. Don embodied exceptional core values centered around family, education, athletics, and most importantly equality. He was a lifelong educator and community servant, always taking the time listen to others and carefully explain his political, historical, and educational perspectives. Known for their dedication to their family, Don and Kathleen would travel all over New York State to watch their grandchildren participate in athletics and musical events. In his retirement, Don took up golfing and was proud to have scored a hole-in-one at CJ’s golf course in 1995. Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Kathleen; four children; seven grandchildren, including Seth Haight ’96; and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his grandson Collin Haight. 1946 | Elma Wallace Howey, 86, of Inverness, FL, died June 17, 2010.
A member of Hartwick’s Nurse Cadet Corps, she graduated with her registered nurse degree. She was employed at Milton Memorial Hospital in Newton, NJ, for many years. She was a member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Blue Ridge Rescue Squad in Branchville. Elma was a member and past regent of Chinkchewunska DAR and member of the Presbyterian Church of Branchville. Survivors include her husband Kenneth, five sons, two stepdaughters, and eight grandchildren.

1952 | James Peters, 82, of Jamestown, NY, died June 14, 2010. James
enlisted at the end of World War II and served 18 months. His tour included an assignment in the Tokyo compound of Supreme Post-War Commander in Japan Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Thanks to the G.I. Bill, he graduated from Hartwick with a degree in business. Jim will be remembered for his warm wit, jokes, and wry sense of humor. He loved his family and enjoyed his time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jim’s jobs included working on his family’s farm; as an insurance salesman; as an investment broker at Goodbody and Company, later Merrill Lynch. He married the vision of his youth and is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara; two sons; and one daughter.

1954 | Robert Ross, 81, of Vestal, NY, died July 9, 2010. Bob joined the U.S. Air Force and served three years. He received his teaching degree from Hartwick College and Albany University. He taught science for 34 years at Vestal Central Schools. Bob held various positions in the Vestal Teachers Association, including chief negotiator and president. He also was president of the Southern Zone of NYSTA. He was on the Board of Directors for NEA for 10 years. Bob retired from teaching in 1988; he then became an active member of the NYS Retired Teachers Association, serving as a delegate. Bob’s favorite pastime was golf and rooting for the Yankees and the Giants. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Joan ’55, and their family. 1972 | William Puotinen, 61, of Schoharie, NY, died June 29, 2010 at his residence following a long illness. Bill received his master’s in 18th century English literature from Oneonta State. For the past 25 years, Bill has worked at Northeast Parent and Child Society in Schenectady, holding various positions including vice president of human services, director of operations, and finance manager until the onset of his illness. Bill served on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities in Schenectady, and was a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. Bill volunteered with Northeast Parent and Child throughout the years and was an avid Yankees fan his entire life. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Margaret, and their family. 1981 | Mary Ann Ambelas Lunn, 51, of Norwell, MA, died September 1, 2010, at home after an eight-year struggle with colon cancer. She graduated cum laude from Hartwick before working as an RN in various Boston hospitals. Survivors include her husband. Honorary Degree | William Rittberger H’84, 80, of Albany, NY,
died July 4, 2010. Rev. Rittberger’s ministry started in 1955, when he was

1947 | Marie Zacaroli Mayberry, of Pittsford, NY, died August 11, 2010. She was in one of the last classes of the Cadet Nurse Corps at Hartwick.


called to organize St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burlington. In 1958, he was called to serve at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hudson, until 1965, when he was called to the First Lutheran Church in Albany. He retired from active ministry in July 1991. He received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Hartwick College in May 1984. Survivors include his beloved wife of 57 years, Joan, and one daughter.

during times of significant social changes, he was always a champion of social justice and educational equality. His love of people was surpassed only by his love for college admissions. John enthusiastically embraced the mission of helping young people find an institution through which they shaped their lives and developed their passion for learning. Survivors include his large and loving family.

Faculty Emeritus | Terrance Fitz-Henry, 70, of Oneonta, NY, died September 22, 2010 in Lincoln, NH. Terry graduated from Reed College on full scholarship. He attended Portland State University, OR, and received his master’s from the University of California, Santa Barbara. While completing his graduate work he taught at Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara. He then taught at the International People’s College in Elsinore, Denmark, where he also directed theatre. He began his career at Hartwick in 1970, where he taught theatre and courses that included but were not limited to Chaucer, Old English, Composition, Oral Interpretation, Beowulf, William Blake, and Shakespeare. In the early 1970s, he founded a repertory company, the World Stage Players, which was composed of Hartwick graduates and students. Terry directed several plays, including “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Hamlet.” More recently he worked with colleagues to produce unique programs such as “Oiseaux Exotiques.” He led many programs abroad, taking students to England, Spain, Ireland, and Thailand. In the late 1990s, he taught at the Sara Mei Institute (monastery) in India, teaching English to the young monks. Students who signed up for his courses were endlessly surprised as he would take them to the apple orchards, the John Burroughs house in Roxbury, the Cloisters in New York City, and down the hill on campus to watch the gingko tree turn yellow. He taught adult education courses through the Elderhostel program and literature seminars for business executives. Terry retired from Hartwick in 2001. Since retirement he has been involved in the Center for Continuing Adult Learning, served as an elder at the First United Presbyterian Church, acted in the Snark & Bandersnatch readers’ theatre, and performed the role of Herr Drosselmeyer in a local production of the Nutcracker. Terry was incomparable. His varied interests kept his family and friends guessing. He was kind, gentle, and a lover of all people and things. He could be satisfied eating a can of sardines or feasting on a gourmet meal. He took great pleasure in raising his children, teaching, and in nature. He was an artist, writer, chef, carpenter, dancer, scholar, adventurer, plumber, avid reader, musician, wonderful listener, counselor, naturalist, dramatist, toy maker, teacher, mentor, luthier, dreamer, risk-taker, orator, alchemist, house painter, caretaker, puppeteer, environmentalist, innovator, automotive body repairer, visionary, motorcyclist, traveler. Survivors include his wife, Nadine Stenson; two daughters, including Kate Fitz-Henry; one son; and two stepsons, Chris Carvin ’94 and Cuyle Carvin ’03. He also is survived by his precious granddaughter. Contributions can be made to the Terry Fitz-Henry Memorial Fund, attention Ms. Alicia Fish, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY 13820. Gifts to the fund will support the library and Theatre Arts Department. Former Administrator | Arthur Knauss, 79, of Bluffton, SC, died
September 20, 2010. Art was the vice president and account executive at BBDO and SSC&B advertising in New York for 22 years. He moved to Laurens in 1976 to work at Hartwick College for the next 20 years. He was vice president of operations at Hartwick when he retired. A member of the Oneonta Country Club, Art served on the Board of A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital until 1998. His wife of 50 years, Sally Halpin, predeceased him in 2006. Survivors include his son, daughter, and five granddaughters.

Friend | Esther Bresee, 99, of Oneonta, NY, died October 4, 2010. She
graduated from the State Normal School in 1931, after which she taught school on Long Island. In 1935, she married Wilmer Bresee H’90, Trustee Emeritus, who predeceased her in 1997. Esther was a dedicated volunteer for many pre-War organizations including The Salvation Army, Red Cross, British War Relief, and the Chinese War Relief. Esther loved being a soloist with the First United Methodist Church and member of the choir. She was a long-standing member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Esther was an honorary member of Rotary and received the prestigious Paul Harris Award. She was a founding member of the Greater Oneonta Historical Society.

Friend | Joan Heffner, of Oneonta, NY, died August 29, 2010 after a brief illness. A loving mother, devoted wife, and committed church worker, Joan was a generous and giving soul to all who were privileged to know her. She was as an elementary school teacher in Pennsylvania during her husband’s seminary training, after which the Rev. and Mrs. Heffner devoted their lives to the service of Jesus Christ through parish ministry and led Lutheran congregations in Mount Kisco and Lockport. They and their growing family moved to Oneonta in 1963, when Robert became Chaplain and later Dean of Students at Hartwick College, and their ministry broadened to the College community and rural Lutheran parishes in and around Otsego County—including St. Matthew Lutheran Church (Laurens). Joan was an avid reader and one of the founding members of Book Group ’69, originally chartered as the book group of the Hartwick College Women’s Club. She enjoyed watching football and tennis. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2002. Survivors include four children, nine grandchildren, and her twin sister. Friend | Irwin Gooen, 82, of Oneonta, NY, died May 28, 2010. Irwin
was a photographer, writer, outdoor educator, environmental and peace activist, community volunteer, movie buff, canoeist, actor, rock critic, latke maker, road man, and gadfly.

Friend | Larry Hilts, 61, of Oneonta, NY, died August 29, 2010. He
was the owner and president of Oneonta Bus Lines of Oneonta since 1993. He enjoyed traveling immensely but most of all he loved his family, good jokes, and a good time. Survivors include his loving companion, Camilla Morris; his sons; his sister-in-law Deb Hilts ’93; and his nephew Cale Hilts ’00.

Former Administrator | John Muyskens Jr., 88, of Cambridge, MA, died June 8, 2010. John was a veteran of World War II, serving as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. John was a leader in undergraduate college admissions in a career that spanned half a century. A graduate of Colgate, John served Hartwick as Dean of Admissions. As a member of the senior admissions staff at multiple institutions of higher education, John championed “radical” and innovative admissions policies. Serving academic institutions

Friend | R. Carver Palmer Jr., 73, of Oneonta, NY, died June 25, 2010. Carver worked at Bruno’s Food Market before going to work at Bendix Corporation. He was proud of the time he spent in the United States Navy Reserves. He worked at Homer Folks Hospital and then Delhi State College, where he worked as stationary engineer for 32 years until his retirement in 1994. He was proud of the fact that he had lived at the same address for over 45 years, had the same telephone number, was married to the same women for 52 years, and held the same job for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Elks for 45 years. Carver was a family man and wonderful father, who was never happier than when his children and his grandchildren were around him. He took up kayaking during his retirement and experienced hot air balloon rides and parasailing. His greatest joys were creating memories with his wife and family in Ocean City, MD; Bradenton Beach, FL; Arizona; Alaska; and many more. Together with his wife, they made many friends from all over the United States during these travels. Survivors include his wife, Madolyn; one son; two daughters; and five grandchildren.


Do you recognize anyone in this photograph?
What was going on at Hartwick then?

The Story Behind the Photo

Now, who can tell us about this issue’s photo?
Send identifications and memories of this or similar events to or Editor, The Wick, Hartwick College, PO Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820

Well, look at that! Give you a January Term picture and the memories start flooding in! First, we heard from Ayres Stockley ’86 and Rob DiCarlo ’86, who helped us put together details about last issue’s photo. Ayres recognized our very own Trustee and President of the Wick Athletic Association, Ron Lynch ’87, sitting in the middle of the group. Rob wrote in to tell us he was on the 1986 trip, but not in the picture. “After China, there was an additional trip to South Korea that not everyone participated in. I’m guessing this photo was taken in Korea. The gentleman to the far right was a dad of one of the students...he was a doctor involved in AIDS research.” Rob was able to pick out a few other people in the photo, including Mark Borst ’86 and Dr. Sugwon Kang, who led the group. One Korean student in the program, he remembers, was adopted and planned to trace her heritage during the excursion. Flashback also sparked completely unrelated memories for some of you, like Rick Zwetsch ’79, who sent in this pic for the ages from the first floor of Smith Hall, taken December 6, 1975. Take a look—and give this month’s big Flashback photo a good scrutiny, too—and let us know who you see!


HARTWICK COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich College President, ex officio James J. Elting, M.D., Chair Diane Pfriender Hettinger ’77, Vice Chair Frances P. Sykes, Secretary John K. Milne ’76, Treasurer A. Bruce Anderson ’63 John D. Bertuzzi Carol Ann Hamilton Coughlin ’86 Jeanette S. Cureton Edward B. Droesch ’82 Arnold M. Drogen

Virginia Elwell ’77 Debra Fischer French ’80, P’09 Thomas N. Gerhardt ’84 Robert Hanft ’69 Sarah Griffiths Herbert ’88 Kathi Fragola Hochberg ’73 Paul R. Johnson ’67 David H. Long ’83 Ronald P. Lynch ’87 Margaret Mansperger ’07 Erna McReynolds Rory Read ’83 John Uhlein P’10 Betsy Tanner Wright ’79 Brian R. Wright, Esq. H’02

TRUSTEES EMERITI John Bronson ’70 Sallie S. Brophy Joyce C. Buckingham William K. Davis ’49 Edward S. Dewey H’98 John P. Duffy H’00 John W. Johnstone Jr. ’54, H’90 William E. Lewis Martha Longbrake Donald E. Michel ’57 Robert W. Moyer H’98 Frank E. Perrella ’50, H’93

Elizabeth R. Phelps William C.H. Prentice H’91 Clarence D. Rappleyea H’82 Joann Rasmussen Gordon B. Roberts ’47, H’97 Gary G. Roth ’71 Roy Rowan H’95 Edward W. Stack H’82 George P. Stephan H’01 Stephan Waterhouse Carol J. Woodard ’50, H’91
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14 Hartwick students and their professors head to Midtown Manhattan to talk business and politics with Stephen L. Green ’59, the largest commercial land owner in New York City, and his brother, Mark Green, the city's former Public Advocate. Read about it on page 14

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