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Hartwick Appoints Three New Members of Board of Trustees

August 12, 2020

Hartwick College President Margaret L. Drugovich recently announced three new additions to the College’s Board of Trustees. Annie Chorbajian ’86, of Scarsdale, NY; Raymond “Larry” Miller ’73, North Hampton, NH; and Georgette “Gigi” Smith ’85, P’18, Ph.D., of Charleston, SC were named to the board, effective July 1, 2020.

Chorbajian was born and raised in Lloyd Neck, NY, the youngest of seven children. She graduated from Hartwick College in 1986 with a degree in management and a minor in economics. She started her career on Wall Street at Sumitomo Bank, at One World Trade Center in New York City, as a junior currency and interest rate trader. In 1987, she joined Morgan Stanley, where she marketed and traded futures products, non-dollar bonds, US Treasuries and money markets. She was recruited onto the Institutional Foreign Exchange sales desk at Morgan Stanley in 1989, and has since served as a director in this area for several banks. Annie is currently with TD Securities in New York City. Over the years, she has served on a number of investment, recruiting, mentoring and gender committees.

Miller graduated from Hartwick in 1973 with a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry. In 1980, he joined Northern Composites, a composite, metal bonding and tooling firm serving companies from aerospace equipment to hockey sticks, based in Hampton, NH. He began his career at the firm as a Technical Sales Representative, and was eventually promoted to vice president, president, co-president, and eventually his current position of CEO. Miller has been a long-time supporter of the College.

Smith has held several leadership roles in the field of nursing. She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Hartwick in 1985, and went on to earn her Ph.D. in nursing science from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2012. She joined the University in 1994 as an advanced practice nurse to assist in opening the Pediatric Epilepsy Program, and later the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center as part of the Neurosciences Department. She joined the College of Nursing in 2004 as faculty and later served as the executive associate dean for academics. Today, she serves the university as the associate provost for education innovation & student life, and as a professor for its College of Nursing. In 2016, she received the designation as a Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society for her clinical, research and leadership in epilepsy.

“Hartwick is fortunate to have a Board of Trustees that cares deeply about the success of our students and the College’s future role in American higher education,” said Drugovich. “As such, we carefully consider the selection of new trustees. I have no doubt that Dr. Smith, Ms. Chorbajian, and Mr. Miller will add valuable, experience-based perspective and a passion for Hartwick that will enrich and inform our Board discussions. I am delighted that they have accepted the invitation to join us, and congratulate them on their election.”

For additional information on Hartwick’s Board of Trustees, visit the College’s website.