May 18, 1999 Geneva, NY — Hobart and William Smith Colleges will offer the symposium “Doing Well and Doing Good: Reconciling Ethics and Ambition,” at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 21, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the HWS campus. The symposium panel will include the three recipients of the Inaugural Alumna Achievement Award, initiated this year to honor the outstanding professional achievements of William Smith alumnae. A reception will follow immediately in the library atrium. The public is invited to attend.
The panelists include Dr. Priscilla Schaffer '64, professor of microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Barbara Maynard Chilson '69, president of Grainger Parts; and Dorothy H. Wickenden '76 executive editor of The New Yorker magazine. The women will participate in a lively discussion on the ethical issues faced by leaders in various fields. The panel will be moderated by Scott Brophy '78, associate professor of philosophy at the Colleges.
Recognition of the crucial importance of women's education at the beginning of this century led to the founding of William Smith College as the coordinate college to Hobart. Since then, generations of women have been prepared here for their roles in the changing world of the 20th century. William Smith College offers the Elizabeth Blackwell award to women who pioneered in their field and who have given outstanding service to humankind, the Elizabeth Herendeen Odell Award for volunteer work on behalf of the Colleges, and now the Alumna Achievement Award, which honors alumna for distinction in their chosen field. This award, given by the William Smith Alumnae Association, allows the Colleges to celebrate the distinction achieved by each of the recipients, as well as the example they set for other William Smith women following their dreams and ambitions into the 21st century.
Contact: Kathy Meyer 315: 781-3540
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