Geneva, NY — It's been 50 years since three Hobart College entrepreneurs established Saga Food Service on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. And it's been 12 years since the Saga Corporation, which by that time had grown to become a leading, national food service company active on more than 400 campuses, was bought by the Marriot Corporation and ceased to exist. However, that “Saga experience” remains alive and well for thousands of men and women who worked for Saga during their college years. It is that shared experience that will bring former Saga employees from around the country back together for the Saga Reunion to be held at Hobart and William Smith on November 10.
William Scandling, Harry “Hunk”Anderson, and Bill Laughlin, all members of the Hobart Class of 1949, founded Saga in their senior year at Hobart College. The company grew and prospered for many years under their leadership, and they trained many managers over the years who continued the tradition of excellence.
This reunion is the second being held this 50th anniversary year. (The first was held in August in California, where the three founders now reside.) Planners expect several hundred previous Saga workers to attend the event, held appropriately in the newly dedicated Great Hall of Saga, the main dining hall in the Scandling Center (named for William Scandling) on the Hobart and William Smith campus.