Bozzuto Boathouse Named in Recognition
(Jan. 16, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y. — Hobart and William Smith Colleges have received a gift in the amount of $250,000 from Thomas L. Bozzuto '68, a Trustee of the Colleges. His was the lead gift in a project to create a brand new waterfront facility, complete with an upgraded path to Seneca Lake, new landscaping, a dock dedicated to recreational use, and a new boathouse for the sailing team. Named in honor of Charles Bozzuto, Thomas' father, the boathouse houses the Colleges' nationally ranked sailing team and also benefits the Outdoor Recreation Adventure Program.
Bozzuto is the president and CEO of The Bozzuto Group, a residential development, construction and management company, specializing in multifamily housing. He is a member of the Colleges' Board of Trustees and its buildings and grounds committee.
“My father taught me two very important things: the value of an education … and to always appreciate the water,” Thomas Bozzuto said at the dedication ceremony. “This boathouse helps to accomplish both by opening up the waterfront and providing access for students, who I hope will have as much pleasure learning here as I had.”
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are coordinate, private, liberal arts institutions, located in Geneva, N.Y., 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 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 deans' offices, athletic programs, student governments and traditions.
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