Alumni to Return to the Hill for Homecoming & Reunion

September 27, 2011

Alumni at homecoming 2010Hartwick will welcome back alumni September 30 as it kicks off three days of activities for this year's Homecoming & Reunion Weekend.

"We're excited to welcome back so many familiar Hartwick faces to Oyaron Hill," Senior Director of Donor and Alumni Relations Alicia Fish said. "We've worked hard to make this a memorable weekend for our alumni, and we're looking forward to a great 2011 homecoming and reunion."

The weekend will open Friday with the 20th Annual WAA Hartwick Golf Classic, the 50-Year Reunion and 50-Year Club Induction Celebration, a Reunion Class Banquet, a Welcome Reception, and a few hours on Elmore Field as the men's soccer team takes on Florida Atlantic.

On Saturday, alumni will begin the day with a 50-Year Club Breakfast before celebrating their classmates during a champagne breakfast. Four alumni and one former staff member will be honored with this year's Alumni Awards:

  • Distinguished Alumnus: Forrest "Frosty" M. Landon '55
  • Outstanding Young Alumna: Catherine A. Paolucci ‘02
  • Outstanding Volunteer: Anthony B. Santo ‘74
  • Meritorious Service: Karyl Clemens
  • Don and Diane Brown: John Adler '51

Other highlights of the day will include a Career Networking meet-and-greet reception, Brooks' barbecue lunch, Taste of Oneonta, football vs. Ithaca at 2 p.m., and Alumni College Classes, taught by Hartwick faculty. President Margaret L. Drugovich also welcomes alumni to a Conversation With the President at 12:30 p.m. in Golisano 103.

Sunday will feature the College's annual memorial gathering in the Shineman Chapel House, as well as Stories from the HART, a collection of Hartwick memories recorded by alumni.

For full 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.

Contact: Jen Moritz
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