Geneva, N.Y.—Brian P. Bernard, of Cohocton, graduated from Hobart College today, receiving a Student Trustee Recognition Award honoring his service to the Hobart and William Smith Board of Trustees. Bernard served as a member of the board for the past two years, after being elected to the position by the HWS student body. As a member of the board he has shared full voting privileges with fellow board members.
Two students, one from Hobart College and one from William Smith, are elected as rising juniors to serve two-year terms on the board. The Student Trustee Recognition Award was established by the former director of institutional advancement Roy Dexheimer, who initiated the Award to express thanks and honor the consistently excellent services provided by all Student Trustees. Dexheimer endowed the Award with a bequest to the Colleges last year.
While at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Bernard also played center for the Statesmen basketball team for four years, serving as co-captain his senior year when the Statesmen captured the UCAA Championship and earned an NCAA Tournament berth. In addition, he worked for the residential education department.
Bernard is the son of Rev. David and Ruth Bernard, of Cohocton.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are coordinate, private, liberal arts institutions, located in Geneva, N.Y. C the heart of the Finger Lakes region. The Colleges, which have a combined enrollment of 1,800, offer a remarkably broad array of majors and minors, with a cross-disciplinary flavor intended to better inform both professional and intellectual pursuits. The Colleges are noted also for an ambitious emphasis on international study, and for their programs in community service. Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women share faculty, facilities, and curriculum, but maintain separate dean's offices, athletic programs, student governments, and traditions.