Hobart and William Smith Colleges Honorary Trustee Henry A. Rosenberg Jr. ’52, L.H.D. ’02 was presented with the Trustee Community Service Award at a recent alum gathering in Baltimore, Md. The distinguished honor was presented in recognition of Rosenberg’s extraordinary and sustained volunteer commitments to his hometown of Baltimore as well as Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
“With an ambitious approach to civic engagement and philanthropy, Henry Rosenberg has embedded himself within the fabric of every community to which he belongs, changing it for the better and in doing so, improving the lives of everyone around him,” said Board Chair Thomas S. Bozzuto ’68, L.H.D. ’18 at the award presentation, citing an extensive list of educational opportunities, research advances and cultural programing that Rosenberg has supported though the Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation.
In addition to serving as an HWS Trustee for more than two decades, Rosenberg has held leadership positions in numerous organizations including the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins Health System, the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association, Loyola University Maryland, the National Aquarium, the Greater Baltimore Committee, the YMCA of the Greater Baltimore area, Boy Scouts of America, the United Way of Central Maryland and the Lacrosse Foundation.
His impact on the HWS campus is equally as significant. “Rosenberg Hall, a beautiful building that anchors the Quad, is a permanent reminder of Henry’s generosity and commitment,” said Bozzuto, of the science facility constructed in 1994 that houses the Departments of Biology and Chemistry. “Through your role as a Trustee you have guided the Colleges to a new level of distinction and leveraged your philanthropy to make a tangible difference in the lives of thousands of students.”
At Hobart, Rosenberg graduated with a degree in economics. The two-time All-American was captain of the Statesmen lacrosse team in his senior year. Rosenberg was also a member of Phi Phi Delta, the Temple Club and the Orange Key Society. He was honored for his athletic achievements in 1993 when he was inducted into the Hobart College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Following his graduation from Hobart, Rosenberg served in the U.S. Army. He went on to join his family’s company at its Houston refinery in 1954. In more than 50 years at Crown Central Petroleum Corporation, he served as the chairman of the board, the CEO and president. For his many accomplishments, he was inducted into the Maryland Business and Civic Hall of Fame in 2002.
An inaugural member of the Seneca Society, he was awarded an honorary degree in 2002 and presented with the President’s Medal in 2010.
Established in 2009 by the Hobart and William Smith Board of Trustees, the Hobart and William Smith Trustee Community Service Award honors and celebrates alumni, alumnae, parents and friends of the Colleges who lead lives of consequence.