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Gary Roberts ’81 isn’t spending his summer like an average home rehab and real estate investor. The former math and physics major from Seattle, W.A. is currently on an adventure traveling cross country with his wife, Ellen Caise, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Washington, and his 15- yr. old dog, Brindil. Robert’s journey

Lorie Karnath, a former William Smith student, was recently elected the 37th president of the world-renowned Explorers Club, devoted to preserving and advancing the field of science and exploration. She is the second woman to be president of the Club. Karnath has served as a chapter chair, member of the board of directors, and chair

An article by Sandy Scherzer Gross ’85, titled “Getting Hired By A Hedge Fund,” was recently published in Forbes. The article, reprinted below, details why “now is the time to take the plunge” into the alternative investment industry–and how to do it. Founder and managing partner of Pinetum Partners LLC–a retained executive search firm specializing

Ryan Hewson ’03 recently helped initiate Red2, a temporary art and architecture exhibit, located in an unused building in Spring Green, Wis.  The project was developed to both fulfill a need for studio space by students, faculty and alumni of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and to help stimulate the community. The space

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, Dr. Kathy Platoni ’74 served on a panel at the 2009 Defense Forum at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., where President Barack Obama appeared as the keynote speaker later in the day. A clinical psychologist and colonel with the Medical Service Corps and U.S. Army Reserve, and an Army

In 1945, Houghton House was a residence hall for women, World War II ended, and Gilda Bachner’s sweetheart of three years returned from service in the U.S. Army to propose to her in the rose garden on campus. This summer, Gilda Bachner Raiken ’48 and her husband Jerry Raiken returned to the Colleges for the

Dayna Pollick ’99 has landed a job with Pathfinder International, an international leader in providing developing countries with family planning and reproductive health information. “I’m the executive assistant to the CEO of Pathfinder International, Dan Pellegrom,” says Pollick, who’s been with the company for approximately seven months. Her responsibilities include managing the day-to-day interactions with

Maj. Hunter R. Rawlings IV, USMC, a 1994 graduate of Hobart College, has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal by the U.S. Department of Defense for combat actions performed in Iraq. He served as company commander and then operations officer with the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps. “I had a lot of

Cleveland.com, the online presence of both The Plain Dealer and Sun News has been closely watching Hobart alum George Kokinis ’89 as he goes through the interview process for the Brown’s general manager position. In recent articles, the site has named Kokinis as most likely to be named to the position. An article this past

William Smith Alumna Dr. Fay Maureen Butler ’84 offers keynote address Whether they were serving, marching or listening to the inspiring words of an HWS alum, the Colleges’ community certainly spent the day commemorating Martin Luther King by kicking off a week full of events. As a part of the national Martin Luther King Jr.