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Celebrating Charter Day 2004

Hobart College celebrates its past, present and future

GENEVA, N.Y.–Marking Hobart College's 182nd year of existence, the 2004 Charter Day celebration takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, at St. John's Chapel. Tradition dictates that on Charter Day the deans and the Alumni Council honor undergraduates and welcome new members of the Orange Key, Chimera and Druid societies.

This year's guest speaker is Mark Mapstone '89, chief neuropsychologist and assistant professor with the University of Rochester Medical Center. He offers “Reflections on a Hobart Education.”

In addition to the keynote speaker, each year a senior is nominated by his classmates to expound on his time at Hobart, and what the experience has meant to him. Karl Brautigam III '04 of Norwalk, Conn., has the honor this time around.

A prelude to Charter Day festivities, the Benjamin Hale Dinner honors outstanding academic achievement and social contributions to Hobart College. Departmental awards are also given at this event. The 2004 edition of the dinner begins at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, April 16, in Comstock Dining Hall. All Hobart men and their guests are invited.

The speaker on Friday is Alumni Association President Stephen Cohen'67, who presents “Self-Leadership: How to Soar to New Heights of Personal Achievement.” Tim Martin '04, of Belmont, Mass., also will speak that evening.

Students and faculty who wish to attend Charter Day events should contact the Hobart dean's office at (315) 781-3300. Alumni should R.S.V.P. to Mary Lou Chilbert at (315) 781-3700.

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