Roy Rowan

Hartwick Library Presents Renowned Journalist Roy Rowan H'95

June 1, 2011

Award-winning journalist and Trustee Emeritus Roy Rowan H'95 will speak at Hartwick College's Stevens-German Library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8. His presentation is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Rowan, an emeritus member of the Hartwick College Board of Trustees, is former bureau chief and editor at Life, foreign correspondent at Time, senior writer at Fortune, and recipient of the 2006 Henry R. Luce Award for lifetime achievement in journalism.

Rowan spent 35 years as a foreign correspondent, bureau chief, editor and writer with renowned publications. Among the historic events he covered were the Chinese Revolution, the cold war in Eastern Europe during the 1950s, and the war in Vietnam. When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Rowan was tasked with remaking the current issue of Life magazine, which was planning a feature on All-American quarterback Roger Staubach. In January 1990 he spent two weeks living on the streets of New York City for a 10-page article in People, and he wrote a cover story on the Top 50 Mafia Bosses in America for Fortune. Rowan has interviewed Imelda Marcos, President Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Hoffa, to name a few. His manuscript collection is housed in Hartwick College's Paul F. Cooper Jr. Archives.

The author of nine books, he will discuss his most recent publication, Never Too Late: A 90-Year-Old's Pursuit of a Whirlwind Life. In it, he explores "the pleasures and potentials of old age based on a life crammed full of adventures" and "encourages retirees to start a second career or activity, naming the 'Three E's of enthusiasm, exertion and energy as the keys to pursuing a new passion."

Veteran diplomat and foreign policy analyst Strobe Talbott has called Never Too Late "fun and funny, wise and inspirational, and useful to readers of all ages."

For more information, contact Director of the Library Paul Coleman at 607-431-4449 or The event is sponsored by The Friends of the Stevens-German Library.

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