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A Look at the Class of 2009

May 18, 2009

This year’s Hartwick College Commencement will recognize the 322 members of the Class of 2009. Their interests and scholarly pursuits are broad, ranging from heart regeneration and bioengineering to climate history and theatre direction. Among them are 13 Freedman Prize winners and six Emerson Foundation Scholarship winners.

Here’s a look at the Class of 2009 by the numbers:

  • Residents of 25 states and eight countries (top four states in order: New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont)
  • Nine international students from the Bahamas, Brazil, Colombia, England, India, Nepal, Scotland, and Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Sixteen will graduate summa cum laude, 34 will graduate magna cum laude, and 45 will graduate with honors
  • Forty-three will have completed the Hartwick College Honors Program
  • Twenty-seven are double majors, one is a triple major, and nine will receive dual degrees
  • Ninety-nine will have completed a total of 158 internships during their academic careers
  • Sixty-one transferred to Hartwick College

This year’s graduates will receive their diplomas at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 23 on Elmore Field. More information can be found at

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum merges traditional liberal arts study, personalized teaching, and experiential learning approaches to emphasize Connecting the Classroom to the World. Add to that a wide range of off-campus internships, collaborative research, study-abroad opportunities, and a unique January Term, and Hartwick prepares students for the world ahead. Strong financial aid and scholarship programs keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Jennifer Moritz
Phone: 607-431-4038