Ribbon cut; Admissions Center dedicated – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Ribbon cut; Admissions Center dedicated

The HWS Admissions Center on South Main Street was dedicated in ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Saturday afternoon, April 29.

Michael J. Hanna ’68, director of Hobart Athletics, was one of many speakers expressing the Colleges’ gratitude for the renovations, funded principally by Trustee Thomas B. Poole ’61 and his wife, Mary Jane Poole P’91.

Hanna and others — including Board of Trustees chair Charles H. Salisbury Jr. ’63, P’94 — spoke glowingly of Mrs. Poole’s work in decorating the interior of the renovated and enlarged building, which has gathered all admissions personnel into a single office.

In his response, Poole paid tribute to Salisbury and commented that the Poole family’s gifts provided an entry door to the Colleges at the Admissions Center, and the Salisbury family gifts provided an exit door, through the creation of a career services center for students at the renovated Trinity Hall.

A story on the ceremony appeared in the May 1 edition of the Finger Lakes Times. Read HWS admissions to be ‘Gearan House.’