June 3, 2020: A message from President Drugovich on the death of George Floyd
Dear Members of the Hartwick Community,
Simply occupying the office of the College Presidency does not give me the right to presume that I know how every member of our community thinks or feels. We do not all agree on politics, culture or even the meaning of words. The very nature of an academic community begs us to question and debate every thought, every statement, and every idea that takes flight.
But there are some ideas that stand clearly apart from all others. When it comes to human decency, justice, and fairness, there is no room for equivocation.
And so I write to every member of our Hartwick Community to say to all who will listen that we condemn the murder of George Floyd. There is no room for bias-fueled hatred at Hartwick. At Hartwick, we stand with all who seek justice for Mr. Floyd’s death. Continue reading the message…
Major: Nursing, Three-Year Degree Program
Hometown: New Berlin, New York
“As a first-year nursing student, I have already been in the clinical setting of a nursing home with my own residents to care for, practice on, and make connections with. The work I have done has been hands-on, engaging, and practical for becoming a nurse.”
Assistant Professor of Sociology
“I find the best moments of my work are where students and I reach that sense of ‘flow’ in and out of the classroom – where our ideas blend together and we collaboratively analyze and make sense of the world around us. My classes in sociology and criminal justice include: white-collar crime, environmental sociology, and drug policy in the USA. I collaborate with students and we have presented our work at conferences. My current research interests are political corruption, conspiracy theories, and social media.”
Former Mayor of Saratoga Spring, New York
“I use my psychology degree from Hartwick every single day. You cannot survive in the political world without understanding the psychology of politics. My senior thesis was on consumer behavior. I did informational interviews with whomever would take me and I decided that public relations was the way I wanted to apply my degree with my portfolio in photography and my study abroad in Italy.”