GENEVA, NY-Hobart College football brochures have style. At least the College Sports Information Directors of America think so. In an annual publication contest sponsored by CoSIDA, the 2000 Hobart football brochure placed first in the district and seventh in the nation. The brochure was written and designed by Ken DeBolt, of Geneva, sports information director at Hobart and William Smith Colleges since 1999, with assistance from Peggy Kowalik, assistant director of publications at HWS.
Jeff Griesch, assistant sports information director at the University of Nebraska and CoSIDA member, recently announced the results of the annual contest. The contest judges included Mitch Sherman and Elizabeth Merrill, both of the Omaha World-Herald, and Kevin Kugler, a freelance TV play-by-play color commentator.
There were a total of 29 entries in the competition. Other colleges and universities competing included University of St. Francis, the College of Wooster, Linfield College, DePauw University, Washington University, and Johns Hopkins University.
DeBolt has earned other publication honors. In 1999, the Hobart football guide was judged fourth best in the nation. Prior to joining HWS Colleges, DeBolt worked as sports information at Roanoke College, in Salem, Va. He also serves in the Geneva community as a volunteer fire fighter.
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.
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