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The HWS Update

Endowed scholarships provide a Hobart and William Smith education to talented students committed to academic achievement and personal success. This year, 11 endowed scholarships were awarded for the first time, some in honor of parents who made an HWS education possible, others in celebration of the William Smith Centennial. Whatever the motivation, such gifts have

Eddie ’55 and Joanne Froelich make financial commitment to HWS athletics When Eddie Froelich ’55 entered Hobart College in the fall of 1951, he knew he wanted to be involved with the athletics program. “I had always been interested in sports,” Froelich recalls. “But I lacked the athleticability to be competitive in all but intramural

In Houghton House Gallery, the beauty slated for display is imported directly from Israel — by way of a Hobart alum and HWS staff member. On Thursday, Feb. 26 from 7-9 p.m. there will be a reception for “The Beauty That Found Me There,” a 20-photograph series that reflects the journey across Israel made by

Dr. Kathy Platoni ’74 was recently quoted in a CNN.com article about the record-high rate of suicides among soldiers in January. A clinical psychologist and Colonel in the U.S. Army with more than 28 years of service, including three deployments – one stateside tour of duty during the Gulf War, command of a Combat Stress

Alumna Celeste Orton ’08 will give the keynote address at the College Life 101 program at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 27 in the Geneva Room. College Life 101 is a program of HWS and the Girl Scouts-Seven Lakes Council for local girls in middle and high school. The day gives girls who might not

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Darrin Magee has been invited to present “China’s Transboundary Rivers: Dams, Development and Downstream Concerns” at a two-day interdisciplinary conference on the environmental challenges facing India and China. The conference is sponsored by Saint Joseph’s University’s Bernadette B. and James J. Nealis ’69 Program in Asian Studies and will take

To encourage an even closer bond between young alums and the Colleges, Alumni House and Institutional Advancement have launched Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD).  This select volunteer group is comprised of alumni and alumnae from the past 10 graduating classes who are dedicated to financially and socially engaging others who have recently graduated from

Two Hobart classmates are responsible for changing the look of downtown Hartford, Conn., but in very different ways. Wilson (Bill) Faude ’69 is the executive director of the Old State House who helped bring the historic building back from ruin. Ted Sergi ’69 is the CEO behind one of the City’s newest and most modern

Alum Nicholas Aretakis ’83 knows a few things about dating – he was a bachelor until 42, when he married his Mrs. Right. In his new novel, “Ditching Mr. Wrong,” he shares some insight on dating, relationships, and finding an ideal partner. After he married, Aretakis wondered why so many women settle for men who

Russell Friedenberg ’91 and his wife Heather Rae are filmmakers in a state not quite as well known for film – Idaho. An article in the Idaho Statesman’s Treasure Magazine provides a glimpse into the couple’s relationship, professional motivations and upcoming projects. Friedenberg has written a thriller, “The Cold” that will soon be made and