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Hobart’s Year-end Traditions

This year, in conjunction with the annual Benjamin Hale Dinner and Charter Day, Hobart College will celebrate 188 years of educating young men.

Recognizing students for their academic achievements, the Benjamin Hale Dinner will be held at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, April 16 in the Vandervort Room. 

The featured speaker will be Peter Brown ’01, J.D., who was recently named Assistant Public Affairs Officer for the Department of Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon, Beirut.

A history major and member of Chi Phi fraternity, Brown received the community service award from HWS in 2001.  He will be joined by student speaker, Innis Baah ’10, economics major, president of Sankofa and president of the Hobart senior class.

The Charter Day ceremony, in which the Hobart Alumni Council honors undergraduates for their outstanding civic engagement and dedication to the College, will take place in St. John’s Chapel on Saturday, April 17 at 10:45 a.m.

The alumni speaker will be Javier Saralegui ’80, retired former President and COO of Univision (online division).  Saralegui was an economics major and member of the football team. He will be joined by student speaker, Darragh Clarke ’10, an urban studies major and double minor in sociology and peer education in human relations.

New members to the Orange Key, Chimera, and the Druid Societies will be introduced, and the Colleges’ Jazz Ensemble will provide music for the occasion.

Please RSVP to Roberta Whitwood in the Hobart Deans Office, ext. 3300, if you plan to attend.