Hartwick Names Megan Fallon Director of Campus Activities and Dewar Union

August 2, 2011

Hartwick College has named Megan Fallon Director of Campus Activities and Dewar Union. She began her duties on July 27, 2011.

Fallon most recently was associate director for student life at New York University Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). At Hartwick, she will collaborate with students, faculty, and staff in planning programs across campus and in the community. Fallon will advise the Hartwick Campus Activities Board in developing larger campus events, social activities, and late-night and weekend programming. She also will supervise the student media and help coordinate Hartwick's participation in OH Fest.

 "We are excited to have Megan join us," Vice President for Student Affairs Meg Nowak said. "Her commitment to working effectively with others, background, and passion for working with students will assist Hartwick with providing a strong activities program for our community and student union."

Fallon studied at Dartmouth College for her master of arts in liberal studies, where she concentrated in cultural studies. While at Dartmouth, she was accepted into a competitive study-abroad program at Oxford University to study human rights. She earned her bachelor of arts in political science from the State University of New York at Potsdam.

"Working with students is my favorite aspect of being in higher education, because their excitement is contagious," Fallon said. "I believe it is important to help our students grow into responsible citizens and young professionals."

At New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), Fallon was instrumental in the development of campus activities and student groups in the school's first year. She created the initial student group recognition and funding procedures, helped students organize events, and assisted in the creation and management of more than 35 student groups. Fallon also designed the curriculum for advisor training and the first NYUAD Student Organization Leadership Retreat.

Prior to her time at NYUAD, Fallon was assistant director of The Center for Women and Gender at Dartmouth College, where she developed and directed center programming and outreach and delivered educational programming and training on issues related to sexual assault and relationship abuse to students and colleagues.

She has worked with the Abu Dhabi Filipino Safehouse and was a member of the board of directors of Telling My Story, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women in prison share their stories. As an undergraduate, she received the Scholarship for Excellence in Student Leadership from the Agonian Sorority, Alpha Kappa Phi at SUNY-Potsdam.

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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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