Hartwick In The News 2010-2011

Hartwick College faculty, staff, students, and alumni are making news every day, both on campus and around the world. The following is a digest of mentions of Hartwick College and Hartwick people in regional, national, and international media (outside of the local Oneonta area).

Boston (MA) Business Journal, September 22, 2011
arah Macdonald '01, vice president of development and communications for MassBio, was featured in the paper, noting ever day on the job is "an adventure." "Any chance I get to show the real, life-changing impact the life sciences research has on people here in Massachusetts and around the world, it's a good day," she said. Macdonald was named CMO of the Year for healthcare/bio and life sciences. MassBio, or the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, represents biotech companies, research institutions, academic medical centers and industry service organizations.

Newsday (New York, NY), August 26
Rory Read '83 has been named President CEO of AMD. The 28-year industry veteran Read joins AMD from Lenovo Group, Ltd., where he was most recently President and Chief Operating Officer responsible for leading day-to-day global operations while overseeing the development and implementation of the company's growth strategy. "Rory is a proven leader with an impressive record of driving profitable growth," said Bruce Claflin, Chairman of AMD's Board of Directors. "He is ideally suited to accelerate AMD's evolution into the world's leading semiconductor design company. As President and COO of Lenovo he helped take the company into dynamic new markets while growing market share and expanding profitability. His sound strategic thinking and natural customer orientation will help amplify the voice of the customer inside AMD."

MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, MA), July 31, 2011
Frank Huckabone '94 has been promoted to executive vice president of sales at Fenway Sports Management (FSM), the global sales arm of Fenway Sports Group (parent company of Liverpool FC, the Boston Red Sox, New England Sports Network and Roush Fenway Racing). Huckabone will direct FSM's integrated sponsorship sales across Fenway Sports Group's entire sports and entertainment portfolio, including the Boston Red Sox, Boston College athletics, Liverpool FC, LeBron James, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, NESN, PGA Tour Playoff event the Deutsche Bank Championship and Roush Fenway Racing. Prior to joining FSM, Huckabone served as director of media and sponsorship sales for Van Wagner Sports Group, where he was responsible for selling rotational signage and creating integrated sponsorship packages that strategically enhanced sponsor investments for Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association and the NCAA.

Litchfield County (CT) Times, July 21, 2011
Lisa Denisevich Roush '90 has been hired as the curator of the New Milford (CT) Historical Society & Museum. An art history and museum studies major at Hartwick, Roush worked at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, S.C., and later the curator of collections for Macculloch Hall, a historic house in Morristown, N.J., among other posts. Roush said she hopes to continue the museum's outreach efforts, and expand them into local schools.

Skagit Valley Herald (Mount Vernon, WA), July 10, 2011
Mackenzie Shipley '13 interned at the Atmospheric Tracer Technology Lab at the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island this summer, her hometown paper reported. Shipley was a recipient of a Department of Energy grant to conduct research with Associate Professor of Chemistry Richard Benner on improving instruments and methods to measure perflourocarbon compounds in air samples at ultra-trace levels.

Evening Sun (Norwich NY), May 17, 2011
Professor of Accounting Penny Wightman was among the mentors helping nearly 70 girls from area schools in the annual "Women Helping Girls Make Choices" event held at SUNY-Oneonta. Girls in attendance sat in on 40-miunte sessions with three mentors, aiming to increase their interest in academics, creating a link to real-world careers, and exposing them to positive role models.

The Advertiser (Averill Park, NY), May 12, 2011
Amy Luby-Cole '07 has earned her doctorate from the University of Bridgeport's College of Naturopathic Medicine. She plans to open a Family Wellness Center in the Albany, NY region.

Mansfield Gazette (Wellsboro, PA), May 11, 2011
Hartwick College Professor of History Edythe Ann Quinn offered a program titled "54th Massachusetts" at the Chemung Valley History Museum in Elmira, NY. When the call went out in 1863 to form an all black regiment, 24 men from Chemung county volunteered to join the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the subject of Quinn's lecture.

The Burlington Magazine (Boston, MA), May 2011
James Jewitt '06 was featured on the cover of The Burlington Magazine's May issue. Inside, he discusses the work of Nicolas Poussin (whose art is pictured on the magazine's cover) in his article 'Weaving together an identity in Nicolas Poussin's "Landscape with an anchorite saint"'. Jewitt is currently enrolled in an art history PhD program at the University of Pittsburgh.

The Conway Daily Sun (North Conway, NH), April 23, 2011
John Allen '79, a mathematics teacher, has been chosen Kennett High Employee of the Month for March. Candidates are nominated by their peers, with a final decision made by an administrative team after a brief review. Allen has been employed by Kennett High School for 24 years.

Marion Star & Mullins Enterprise (Marion, SC), April 6, 2011
Hartwick College students who spent their Spring Break constructing a home for Habitat for Humanity again this year were featured in photographs in the paper, as were students from Penn State, Harvard, Stone Hill, Cornell, and Hamilton College, who also worked on the project.

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), April 6, 2011
Associate Professor of History Vicki Howard was cited in an article titled "Dress of the decade? Whatever Kate Middleton wears to wed Prince William will go down in fashion history." Howard is a sought-after expert on the wedding industry, and often appears in media reports on the subject.

Altamont (NY) Enterprise, March 31, 2011
Nancy Scanlon '80 (with Bill Frueh) presented her "Hat Show" on April 6 at the Clarksville Community Church. The show featured hats throughout history, as well as traditional music reflecting the period of each hat.

Amherst (NH) Citizen, March 3, 2011
Sara Phelps '80 conducted a gala performance at the Congregational Church of Amherst. The event featured the Chancel Choir, the New Hampshire Chamber Chorus, and organist Michael Havay. For the past 20 years, Phelps has lent her considerable expertise to establishing a successful church music program, which now includes four choirs.

Thousand Islands Sun (Alexandria Bay, NY), February 23
Terry Fralick '73 has been appointed by the Jefferson County Board of Legislators to the board of trustees of Jefferson Community College. He is superintendent of schools for the Watertown City School District, a position he has held since 2004. Fralick has 20 years of experience in education administration. His Hartwick degree is in Geology.

Sun Journal (Lewiston, ME), January 24
Matthew Bennett '08 has joined the firm of Austin Associates PA, CPA. He had worked the prior two years at Ernst & Young LLP, and he plans to become a CPA.

Mountain Democrat (Placerville, CA), January 20
Associate Professor of History Vicki Howard contributed her expertise to an article on the history of wedding gift registries for an article in Mountain Democrat, California's oldest newspaper.

Daily Sentinel (Rome, NY), January 19
The Oneida County Historical Society announced that Peter Hobaica '97 has been named the honorary chairman of its fifth annual telethon. A Utica native, Hobaica is primarily a plaintiff's attorney, specializing in civil litigation, serious personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and bankruptcy. He is a member of the Genesis Young Professionals, Gonzaga Church Parish Council, and the Utica Roadrunners.

Carroll County Independent (Center Ossipee, ME), January 6
Stefani McKeith '83 has joined the staff of The Community School--an independent day school for grades 6-12--as its new environmental studies teacher. The former Pine Lake resident began teaching in January with a class titled "Winter Ecology," during which students investigated various ecosystems on the school's 310-acre campus.

The Saratogian (Saratoga Springs, NY), November 28
Nicole Burns '10 has joined The Scott Varley Group at RealtyUSA as an office administrator. She is in the process of completing her real estate license, and holds a bachelor's in Business Administration from Hartwick.

Harvard Crimson (Boston, MA), November 12
Associate Professor of Philosophy Stefanie Rocknack and her sculpture were featured in a photograph on the front page of the storied campus paper.

WorldFootball.Net, November 1
The New England Revolution has promoted U-16 coach Bryan Scales '91 to director of youth development. Scales brought his team to the playoffs in just the second year of operation and was named Northeast Division Coach of the Year. One of his players, Diego Fagundez, was named to the U15/16 Development Academy Best XI. Another of his players, Declan McCabe, just completed National Team camp with the U.S. U-15s. Scales will manage both the Revolution's Under-16 and Under-18 teams and oversee the Revolution's youth development program. Scales also is an assistant coach with the U-15 National Team and in 2009 and led that team on a 10-day tour of Moenchengladbach, Germany.

The Garden Island (Lihu'e, HI), October 28
Professor Emerita of Art Roberta Griffith recently opened her first solo show in Hawaii. "Roberta Griffith: A Solo Exhibition in the Mezzanine Gallery" is on view in the Kaua'i Museum in her non-Oneonta "retirement" state. "But artists don't retire, of course," Griffith told the paper with a laugh. She was a member of the Hartwick College faculty for 42 years. Griffith reports that the opening was a "great success." The show is on display through December.

Caledonian-Record (St. Johnsbury, VT), October 11
Kendra Paupst '00 was named 2010 Humanities Educator of the Year by The Vermont Humanities Council. Paupst is a French language teacher at St. Johnsbury Academy. She joined the school in 2003 and teaches all levels of French. Her teaching methods integrate technology with broad immersion in the French language, culture, history and cuisine. Principal Tom Levitt said Paupst is "an inspiration to many," not only her students, but her colleagues as well. Her Hartwick degree is in psychology, and she holds a master's in French from Middlebury College.

Express (Lock Haven, PA), September 17
Andrew Deubler '87has been named Executive Vice President for the Office of Integrated Resource Development as Geisinger Health System. He will be responsible for strategically aligning funding sources to drive innovation and support Geisinger's patient care, education, and research mission.

Tri-Town News (Sidney, NY), September 16
Elwin VanValkenburg '49 was honored as Republican of the Years by the Town of Sidney Republican Committee. The committee names an award winner based on the criteria of symbolizing "republican values through the years." A long-time area resident and Hartwick biology student, VanValkenburg was a Sidney-area druggist from 1955-92, and has long worked to serve his community.

The Glastonbury (CT) Citizen, September 9
Patricia Carrigan '82 was a judge for Glastonbury's 2010 On The Green Show, in the art category. She has exhibited her own work in the Diane Birdsall Gallery and The Courthouse Gallery in County Mayo, Ireland, among others, and helped decide ribbons and cash prizes for the Show. She is an Instructor of Drawing at Manchester Community College.

Portsmouth (NH) Herald, August 23
Tim Dempsey '87 has joined the Board of Directors of Community Child Care Center on a three-year term. Dempsey is a founding member of DHK Financial Advisors. The Community Child Care Center of Portsmouth is a private, non-profit organization that provides a nurturing and stimulating early learning environment for area children.

The Republican Journal (Belfast, ME), August 11
Steve White '75, President of Connecticut's Mystic Seaport, recently returned to his home state of Maine on behalf of his museum-one of the nation's finest dedicated to maritime concerns-to raise money for the Charles W. Morgan. The ship is the last surviving wooden whaling ship and the oldest American square-rigged vessel. Mystic Seaport is restoring the ship at a cost of some $6.5 million.

The Hartford (CT) Courant, August 1
Peter Foxen '81 has been named Associate Principal of John Winthrop Middle School. Foxen, whose Hartwick degree is in history, began his career in banking before moving into education. He has worked in Portland's public schools for the past 10 years, teaching social studies and language arts.

PolishNews.com, July 13
Professor of Anthropology David Anthony and his book "The Horse, The Wheel and Language" were cited in a report on "Development in Poland of Democracy and International Law in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe." Anthony's study of the area 5,500 years ago serves as the jumping-off point for the exploration of early Polish history.

The Evening Telegram (Herkimer, NY), June 12
Amanda Ray '04 has graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and begun her medicine residency at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, NY. A Hartwick chemistry major, Ray hopes to open her own comprehensive family medical practice in upstate NY.