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Seniors Cut Loose at ‘Wick SAA-Sponsored Banquet

May 11, 2009

The Foothills Performing Arts Center on Market Street in Oneonta was abuzz on Friday night, May 8, as about 170 members of the Hartwick College Class of 2009 took the facility over for the Senior Banquet. Decked out in their finest, the students enjoyed dinner and dancing throughout the evening, which was sponsored by 'Wick SAA, the Student Alumni Association.

Associate Director of Alumni Relations Liz Cook '05 led off the program with a brief introduction to the Alumni Association--of which all members of the Class of 2009 will soon be part.

Young Alumni Director Adam Doboze '08 next took the stage, in part to pass the baton to Laura Mack '09. Mack will succeed Doboze as Young Alumni Director upon graduation, and received an Alumni Association lapel pin to mark the occasion. Leading her classmates in a rousing toast, Mack kicked off the dining and dancing portion of the evening, to the delight of those in attendance.

"It was a great event, as always," said Paul Bliss, 'Wick SAA advisor. "I think everybody had a good time, and we were pleased that 15 members of the Alumni Board could join us. These next few weeks are really special and important for all our seniors as they transition from Hartwick students to Hartwick alumni. The Senior Banquet is a great way to kick off this time, and 'Wick SAA was glad to be able to host such a fun event."

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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: Christopher Lott
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