The Wick Magazine: Fall 2019

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Mathematics Chair Min Chung tells his students to “call me Uncle.”

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Feature Story: Making Connections that Count

Demonstrating the Power of this Community, Faculty, Alumni, and Trustees Offer Opportunities and Students’ Careers Take Off

“In mentoring. I’ve learned to listen. And to be open. Especially to students whose backgrounds are not my own. I’ve often had to change my perspective.”

— Professor Mary Allen

“Being a mentor does not necessarily require a huge commitment. Sometimes a single, well-driven, and focused 20-30 minute conversation can have a tremendous impact.”

— Jorge Escobar ’91


David Long ’83, H’14 Looks for Something Special

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Maria Vezina ’73 Advances Student Ambitions

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Jorge Escobar ’91 Answers the Call

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Connections that Count


Game changer. Turning point. Pivotal moment.

We have all heard someone use these terms when trying to describe a time when their perspective shifted. A catalyst had freed them to change their thinking and perhaps, ultimately, their direction. Even though this critical juncture is frequently described as a discrete event, it is often someone, rather that something, that causes us to change both our focus and our journey.

President’s Perspective


Campus News

Trustees Move Hartwick Forward

Board of Trustees elects Chair and four new members.

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College’s Accreditation Reaffirmed

The Middles States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has reaffirmed Hartwick College’s accreditation, confirming that the College meeting MSCHE’s rigorous standards of quality and accountability.

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Beyond the ClassroomCampus Activities Logo

By Karen McGrath, vice president of enrollment management & student experience

The Lambros Arena crowd went wild as first year student Bryce VanCott sunk a half-court shot at Hawks’ Night Fever 2019 to kick off True Blue Weekend. Contrast that to the sound over the valley of Phi Mu Alpha singing our alma mater, Oyraon Hill of Dreams, at First Walk, the concluding event of Welcome Weekend 2019. Though these event were os very different, they share the commonalities of bringing our students together and celebrating our traditions, history, and pride.

Beyond the Classroom

Faculty News

Breakthrough: Who Are These People?

There are many moments at Hartwick when students encounter people they initially find foreign.

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Redefining Retirement

Hartwick faculty emeriti continue to challenge themselves and their audiences, produce important work, and advance their fields.

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Experiences Beyond Expected

Investments create extraordinary opportunities for Hartwick students.

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The Latest in Learning by Doing

Hartwick delivers nursing education at its best.

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This Investment is Personal

When need is met by generosity, the results are extraordinary.

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Generosity Stimulates Growth

It was another transformative summer for the five students chosen for Hartwick’s Baker-Simpson Entrepreneurial Fellowship Program.

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Hobson Brings Experience and Insights

Hartwick’s new Vice President for College Advancement, appreciates the power of giving.

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The Wick: Fall 2019 | Volume LXII: NO. 2

Editorial Office: Bresee Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York 13820
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