English major, Teacher Education Program, Duffy Family Ambassador Fund Scholarship, Cooperstown, New York
“I am a transfer student from Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica. I grew up training horses. Every summer for four months, I am a horse guide in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Thanks to a Duffy Scholarship of $5,000, I traveled to Ireland, England, Sweden, and Iceland to further my research on a literature movement founded by the agrarian community.”
Assistant Professor of Music
“As Director of Instrumental Music, I bring the Hartwick community together by leading music ensembles that are open any student, regardless of major. I have chemistry majors playing trombone, sociology majors playing trumpet, and art majors playing flute, among others. Having students from so many disciplines in one room at the same time makes for fascinating discussions and endlessly interesting friendships.”
Ph.D. Student, Colorado State University
A 2018 recipient of the Society for the Study of Evolution Graduate Research Excellence Grant – R.C. Lewontin Early Award, Michael Itgen is working on his Ph.D. studying salamander genomics and the evolution of large genome size at Colorado State University.