Charter Day 2009 – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Charter Day 2009

In keeping with a college tradition, on Saturday, April 18, the deans and the Alumni Council of Hobart College gave non-academic dean’s awards and welcomed new members of the Orange Key, Chimera and Druid honor societies on Charter Day.

At the ceremony in St. John’s Chapel, David Lenihan ’72, P’12, a member of the Board of Directors of Hx Technologies, Inc. and Performance Health Technologies, Inc. offered  the Charter Day address.  In addition to discussing how Hobart impacted his life after graduation, Lenihan focused on his most recent work in the field of medical records and systems for making hospital records less cumbersome: a noted area of President Obama’s health care reform agenda.

In addition to his current role at Hx Technologies, Inc., Lenihan is also the former CEO of the Philadelphia based technology company that enables the sharing of medical images inter-institutionally. A strong supporter of HWS, Lenihan established the David Lenihan ’72 Endowed Scholarship Fund in 2007 and previously assisted in the establishment of the John R.O. Mc Kean Endowed Scholarship Fund.

While at Hobart, he majored in economics and political science, served as chairman of Hobart Student Court and was a member of the Statesmen track team, earning the Most Value Player Award.

Joining Lenihan was Anthony Hobaica ’09, the 2009 Charter Day student speaker who discussed how character as a tenet has played into his four years at the Colleges. As a leading Hobart athlete, Hobaica is a member of the All-Liberty League, second team, the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District, second team and the Liberty League All-Academic team for 2007. Currently, he works as the assistant coach for the Hobart Football team. He is also the student director for the Statesmen Athletic Association.

In the classroom, Hobaica is a history major with a European history concentration and a double minor in education and American studies. A regular member of the Dean’s List, Hobaica has been the president of his junior and senior classes. He is an active member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, a two-term president of the Inter-Fraternal Council. When he’s not involved with fraternity planning, studying for class or in the gym, Hobaica can often be found volunteering in the Geneva community. For all of his accomplishments, he has earned a place in the Orange Key, Chimera and Druid honor societies.