Alumni Awards

Neal Miller, Hartwick President Margaret Drugovich, and a guest at the Alumni Awards Ceremony in 2019

Alumni Association Award Ceremony

President Margaret Drugovich P’12 and Alumni Association President Michael Doherty ’73 hosted the 2020 Alumni Awards Celebration on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of our 2020 Hartwick College Alumni Association award winners.

The awards recognize our best and brightest who have used their Hartwick liberal arts education to its greatest potential. These leaders are honored for their individual achievements, contributions to their industry or profession, service to the community and loyalty to Hartwick College.

Alumni recognized for their many contributions to Hartwick, their professions, and their community included:

  • Claire Odell Schaper ’58, Meritorious Service Award
  • Elizabeth Emmons ’06, Outstanding Young Alumna/us Award
  • Anna Musser ’07, Distinguished Alumna/us Award
  • Dorothy Milligan Lewis ’65, Outstanding Volunteer
  • Dr. Elizabeth Ayer, Outstanding Employee


Past Recipients

Meritorious Service Award
2019: Charlene McCutcheon Marx ’77
2016: Neal Miller ’72

Outstanding Young Alumna/us Award
2019: Jennifer Murphy Picardo ’10
2016: Ryan Smith ’06

Distinguished Alumna/us Award
2019: Joanne Dittes Yepsen ’80
2016: Susan Schroeder Warner ’84

Outstanding Volunteer Award
2019: Dawn D. Rogers Kroll
2016: Thom Meredith ’73

Outstanding Employee Award
2019: Dr. Andrew Piefer
2016: Harry Bradshaw Matthews


Alumni Association Award Nominations

Hartwick College and the Alumni Association recognize our best and brightest who have used their Hartwick liberal arts education to its greatest potential. Awards are presented for professional achievement, community involvement and advancing the mission and vision of Hartwick.

Members of the Hartwick community are invited to nominate individuals you believe deserve special recognition. The nomination process for 2021 awards is now open.

Submit Your Nomination

Meritorious Service Award: This is the highest award given to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding loyalty and effective service to Hartwick College. Nominees may be graduate or non-graduate alumni, retired employees, parents or friends of the College.

Outstanding Young Alumna/us Award: This award is intended to recognize those graduates who, during relatively few years following graduation, have shown outstanding performance, competence and achievement in professional and/or volunteer activities. To qualify, candidates should be from a graduating class two to fifteen years prior to the year in which they are considered for this award (e.g. for the 2021 award, the classes of 2006-2019 would be considered).

Distinguished Alumna/us Award: This award is intended to recognize those graduate alumni who have distinguished themselves by outstanding achievements in their professional careers and/or civic or charitable activities.

Outstanding Volunteer Award: This award recognizes those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding and sustained volunteer service to the College. Nominees may be alumni, retired employees, parents or friends of the College.

Outstanding Employee Award: This award recognizes a member of the faculty or staff of Hartwick College who has gone above and beyond the scope of his/her job responsibilities to make outstanding contributions to the work of the Alumni Association and/or provide significant assistance to alumni through professional networking, career guidance, providing a link between alumni and current students, and/or other meaningful contributions connecting alumni to each other and to the College.

 

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