GENEVA, N.Y.—A group of talented alumni will highlight the Charter Day 2001 weekend festivities, which this year commemorates the 179th anniversary of the founding of Hobart College. Charter Day 2001 will celebrate Hobart men in service to their communities, the nation, and the world with a Charter Day symposium panel being held from 4:30 until 6 p.m. on Friday, April 20, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus.
Each year, the Alumni Association brings to campus Hobart men in leading fields to speak to their experiences and the impact of their liberal arts education on their careers. This year's panel, “Hobart Men In Service” will focus on alumni of the College who have made their mark in service. Moderated by Ave Bauder '81, director of public service at the Colleges, the panel will feature Dr. Robert Funseth '48, a diplomat and humanitarian in charge of Vietnamese resettlement after the war, Jerry Levy '63, a health care lawyer who provides pro bono services, Charles Adams '66 who does community building consulting in Africa, and Horace Allen '85, who works with youth programs in Minneapolis. The public is invited.
Friday's events will conclude with the Charter Day “Benjamin Hale Dinner” for HWS community members with alumnus speaker, Druid, and trustee Roy Dexheimer '55. Awards will be presented in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. A senior student is also be chosen to speak at this event, to reflect upon his four years at Hobart. This year's students speaker is Christopher C. Faraone, from Boca Raton, Fla.
The weekend will culminate at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, in St. John's Chapel with the official Charter Day Ceremony, which will feature The Honorable Edward V. Regan '52, President of CUNY Baruch College. At this formal ceremony new members of the Orange Key, Chimera, and Druid Societies will be announced. A senior student address will be given by Eric J. Newsome, from Albion, N.Y.
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