Hartwick alumni and families gathering and enjoying the valley view at the pergola on Founders' Way

Alumni Awards

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.

Alumni Association Award Ceremony

Saturday, September 24, 2022

These leaders in the Hartwick community are honored for their individual achievements, contributions to their industry or profession, service to the community and loyalty to the College.

2022 Awardees

Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich P’12, President Emerita, Hartwick College, Meritorious Service Award

Kelsey H. Rousseau ’17, Outstanding Young Alumna/us Award

Dr. Nadezhda T. Zhexembayeva ’01, Distinguished Alumna/us Award

Kenneth W. Dobert ’61 Dr. William “Beave” Rogers ’77, Outstanding Volunteer

Amy J. Gardner ’99, Outstanding Employee


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 & Rising Hawks Award: This award is intended to recognize those graduates who, during relatively few years following graduation, have shown: outstanding performance and achievement in professional and volunteer activities; and have demonstrated a commitment to engaging with Hartwick students and/or the Hartwick community at large. To qualify, candidates must be from a graduating class two to nineteen years prior to the year in which they are considered for this award (e.g. for the 2022 award, the classes of 2003-2021 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.


Bresee Hall
Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY 13820