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Honors Convocation Recognizes Student, Faculty Achievements

May 8, 2009

Hartwick College honored more than 120 students and three faculty members Thursday night, May 7, during the College’s annual Honors Convocation. As faculty, staff, students, and families gathered in a packed Stack Lounge, President Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich opened the ceremony, celebrating the “significant achievements of Hartwick students who have distinguished themselves in the eyes of their professors and mentors.”

“Honor is bestowed upon you today because of your actions, your pursuit of academic excellence,” she said. “These actions are in harmony with the values that we embrace, the values that Hartwick holds close.”

Honors Convocation recognizes Hartwick students and faculty for the academic and scholarly contributions they made to the College during the 2008-09 academic year.

Among those honored were six John Christopher Hartwick Scholars. The distinction—the highest honor the College can confer upon a student—is based on academic achievement, leadership, and character. The JCH Scholars for 2009-10 are:

  • Kyle Armstrong, a Biochemistry major from Boonville, NY
  • Kaitlyn King, a Mathematics major from Amsterdam, NY
  • Dwayvania Miller, a Biochemistry major from Nassau, Bahamas
  • Eliza Mohlie, a Political Science major from Waldoboro, ME
  • Kaitlin Woskoff, a Math and Religious Studies major from Mount Sinai, NY
  • Kathleen Youngs, an English and Religious Studies major from Locke, NY

Twenty-eight students were inducted into the Hartwick College Honor Society, and 42 were recognized for successful completion of the Hartwick College Honors Program.

The prestigious Teacher/Scholar Award was presented to Professor of English Thomas Travisano. The award recognizes the tradition of the teacher/scholar “who enhances teaching through scholarship, research, or creative work, integrating the perspective of seeker and teacher, and demonstrates to students and colleagues the value and excitement of scholarly inquiry.”

Professor of Geology Robert Titus and Assistant Professor of History Vicki Howard also were recognized as this year's winners of the Winifred D. Wandersee Scholar-in-Residence Award.

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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.

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