Hartwick Alumni Set to Return for Homecoming, Reunion

October 4, 2010

The members of Hartwick College's vast alumni body will return to campus this weekend for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2010.

"We've been working hard to make this another memorable weekend for our alumni," said Duncan Macdonald '78, the College's Director of Alumni Relations. "The Hartwick community is very excited to welcome back so many familiar faces to this campus, which has been such an important part of their lives. This weekend is going to be a blast."

The weekend will get off to a great start on Friday, with events including the 19th Annual WAA Hartwick Golf Classic, the 50 Year Reunion, and the Hartwick Personalities Weekend Kickoff BBQ. The dinner will be served by favorite memorable Hartwick faculty and staff, including Professor of Biology Stan Sessions, Professor of Accounting and Business Administration Tom Sears, Field Hockey Head Coach Anna Meyer, and Professor of Art History Betsey Ayer, to name just a few. Live music will be provided by The Gentleman Outfit, which features Hartwick alumni Jesse McCullagh '09 and Jim LeSuer '07.

Other Friday events include Class Reunion Gatherings at memorable off-campus locations, and a Hartwick Athletics/WAA Pep Rally.

Go back to school on Saturday, with Alumni College classes. Join some of Hartwick's finest, as they offer hour-long classroom experiences. Participating faculty for 2010 include Professor of Anthropology Connie Anderson, Professor of Business Administration John Clemens, and Professors of Mathematics Ron Brzenk, Charlie Scheim, and Gary Stevens. Jeff Croll '77 will present a special interactive family-oriented Alumni College class titled "Life in the Bay," which will feature an underwater tour of a thriving New England bay.

Saturday also will feature two opportunities for alumni to connect with Hartwick College President Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich as she hosts two "Conversations," the first with Vice President for Enrollment Management David Conway on building on this year's success, and a second with Hartwick's Vice Presidents to discuss "Managing College Resources in Challenging Economic Times."

At mid-day, the annual Alumni Jazz Lunch will be held, featuring entertainment by the Hartwick Jazz Ensemble. President Drugovich will make remarks, and the 2010 Alumni Awards will be presented.

Homecoming athletic events begin on Saturday, as alumni will have the opportunity to don their blue and white to cheer on this year's teams. Hawks football will face off against Alfred University on the gridiron, and the women's tennis team will take on St. John Fisher high atop Oyaron Hill. Meanwhile, the men's soccer team will compete against Adelphi under the lights on Elmore Field Saturday evening.

To complete a busy Saturday on campus, Academic Open Houses, a Celebration of Hartwick Diversity, and an Alumni Brooks' Bar-B-Q will be staged.

Another exciting weekend will wind down on Sunday with a Memorial Service in Shineman Chapel House, brunch in the Commons, and an afternoon of thrilling soccer on Elmore Field. The women will take on RIT at 2 p.m..

For further details on all Homecoming & Reunion Weekend has to offer, Hartwick alumni are encouraged to visit their online community, The Wall, at

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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