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.
Studio Art major; Departmental Distinction MFA, Maryland Institute, College of Art Visual Arts & Art History Department Chair, Trinity School, Manhattan New York, New York
“Hartwick prepared me in many ways for my future. I have 3 full-time jobs…drawing, painting, and teaching. I sketch people all the time for several venues; groups both in New York City and abroad, most notably the ‘Poetry Brothel’ an interactive, immersive theater experience started in New York and now featured around the world. I am the ‘official painter’ in New York (which tours up and down the East and West coasts) and have appeared in the shows in Amsterdam, Barcelona and Rejkyavik. I paint abstractly for my second job and show those works in exhibits here and abroad. Lastly, I am head of visual arts for the Trinity School, a prestigious K-12 independent school on the Upper West side of Manhattan.”
“Hartwick’s professors were a model for me when it came time to teach and to eventually teach/ mentor teachers. They also emulated the teaching philosophy I adopted which is that we can all learn something from everyone as well as treating my students as equals when it comes to the creative process. As artists, we are lifelong learners. Learning through mistakes, hard work, and dedication are not just things on a syllabus,but benchmarks for the rest of our creative lives.
Hartwick’s campus beauty is a surprise no matter how many times I woke up to it or how many times I visit. However, it is the inner beauty of its people and connections that has sustained me.”
Psychology major 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.”
“I co-founded Sustainable Saratoga, now a fully independent 501c3 organization dedicated to deploying education and advocacy initiatives to take action on natural resources protection and the establishment of sustainable practice. As Mayor, my administration secured “$3.5M in federal and state grants toward creating the Saratoga Greenbelt Trail, a 24-mile recreational trail network, which is contributing to making the city more pedestrian and bike friendly.”
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; Retired 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