For over 200 years, Hartwick has produced engaged, active, successful alumni, and that tradition continues with each graduating class. Today, the alumni body numbers more than 17,000 in all corners of the globe.
Our alumni are entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists, artists, and philanthropists, just to name a few fields where they excel.
Below you will find a sampling of Hartwick’s prominent alumni. You can also visit the “Alumni at the Forefront” display located on the fourth floor lobby of Yager Hall here on campus.
Trustee Joel Patterson is the founder and executive producer of Letter 10 Productions. As the former executive producer of History Channel’s Pawn Stars and the creator of History’s Counting Cars, Patterson has also produced shows for CBS News, MSNBC, A&E, IFC, and Discovery.
Patterson recently released the forensic investigative documentary special The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima on the Smithsonian Channel. The special premiered July 2016 and garnered attention from The New York Times, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News.
Patterson graduated from Hartwick in 1996 as a theatre major. His first production: “Jesus Christ, Superstar,” was his senior project at Hartwick. As a young alumnus he hosted a number of Hartwick students in New York City as part of the MetroLink program. Patterson became a Hartwick Trustee in 2015 and in 2016 he was reunion co-chair for his class’ 20 year reunion at Hartwick, where he helped the class of ’96 to win the True Blue Reunion Award for most participating alumni.
Dorothy Cenkner Wicker helped to break the glass ceiling for women in science. She joined Naval Training Equipment Center, where she produced several patents and publications in visual simulation. and was recruited by General Dynamics (later Lockheed Martin) to lead F-22 Engineering Simulator development. She represented GD as a simulator consultant on a foreign assignment and retired from Lockheed Martin as F-35 Risk Manager for Global Sustainment design with more than 30 publications to her credit.
Wicker’s initiative was expressed early when she was the only woman physics major during her years at Hartwick. She earned her MA in physics from Kent State University (again as the only woman in her class), publishing one of the first papers using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance for a biological application). Her PhD is in management from Walden University. She spent her early career teaching physics until research opportunities for women opened up following Title IX.
Simon Baker ’93 Founder and CEO of Baker Avenue Asset Management. President and Partner of Great Gable Partners
Brad Black ’85 Co-Founder of EO Products
Elizabeth Gillett ’83 Founder, COO, and Senior Designer for Elizabeth Gillett Ltd.
Keith Granet ’79 Founder of Granet & Associates, consultant to celebrity interior designers, and author of The Business of Design
Lisa Mayer ’05 Founder and CEO of My Social Canvas
Frank Perrella ’50, H ’93 Founder of JBF Industries Inc, and later President of Geo Golf Corp. in Florida. A trustee emeritus of Hartwick College.
Scott Adams ’79 Creator of Dilbert, Syndicated Cartoonist
Stephen L. Green ’59, H ’15, PM ’05 Chairman, S.L. Green Realty Corporation, New York City, NY
David Long ’83 President and CEO of Liberty Mutual Group
Cyrus Mehri ’83 Nationally renowned civil rights attorney, Mehri & Skalet, PLLC, Washington, DC
Rory Read ’83 Chief Operating Officer at Dell EMC
Kim Tingler ’00 Vice President of Human Resources for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s Lifestyle Networks group.
“Working closely and effectively alongside classmates from all over the world gave me, and now Liberty Mutual, a competitive advantage.”
David Long ’83, Chairman & CEO of Liberty Mutual
Gail Brown ’72 Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Telik, Inc.
Dr. Andrea Feller ’04 Clinical Scientist for Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR)
Dr. Gilbert Smith ’59, H ’11 Senior Investigator and Head of the Section for Mammary Stem Cell Biology and Tumorigenesis Laboratory. 2008 finalist for the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
Dorothy Wicker ’65 Retired Principal Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Retired F-35 Risk Manager for Global Sustainment design.
Ed Droesch ’82 Managing Director in the Municipal Bond Department at Goldman Sachs. Vice Chairman of the Municipal Executive Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA).
Evelyn Moore ’83 Managing Director of Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia (CLSA) Americas LLC.
Nancy Morris ’74, H ’06 Formerly the first woman Secretary of U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission; currently the Chief Compliance Officer at Wellington Management.
Rob Rowe ’81 Head of US Fixed Income Strategy and Managing Director at Citigroup.
“I think Hartwick College’s education is more relevant today than ever.”
Rory Read ’83 P’09, CIO of Dell Inc.
Government and Non-Profit
George Bruno ’64 Retired U.S. Ambassador to the Central American nation of Belize
Bob Dandrew ’83 Director of the Local Economies Project for The New World Foundation
The Honorable James Seward ’73 New York State Senator
Daniel Weinberg ’71 President and Co-Founder of the Montana Innocence Project. State Senator of Montana 2005-2009.
Anjali Limbu ’15 Project Manager at Children and Youth First
Aliria Muñoz ’07 RN, MSN, ATCN, CCRN Clinical assistant professor of nursing at Arizona State University, director of the VA Nursing Academic Partnership at the ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation, director of the ASU study abroad program for nursing in Peru, and Intensive Care Unit nurse.
Ryan Smith ’06 Presbyterian Representative to the United Nations
Isaac Newton Arnold, HS 1831-1832 Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois Abolitionist who joined with Abraham Lincoln to introduce a resolution in 1864 calling for a constitutional amendment ending slavery throughout the United States.
John Johnstone Jr. ’54, H ’90 Retired CEO, President, and Chairman of the Board of Olin Corporation, a Fortune 200 company.
Otto Kroeger ’56, H ’00 Internationally recognized organizational consultant specializing in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment. Founder of Otto Kroeger Associates (OKA).
Fred Mills ’57, H ’88 Trumpeter with the Canadian Brass. 1992 Grammy Award nominee.
Glenn Myernick ’77 Assistant Coach, U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team
George Miller Sternberg, HS 1853 Brigadier General & Surgeon General of the U.S. Army