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True Blue Weekend 2016 To Welcome Hartwick Community

September 23, 2016

Alumni, reunion classes, and families are invited to Hartwick College from September 30 to October 2 to celebrate True Blue Weekend 2016.

Members of the Hartwick community will be able to enjoy a wide range of events across the College campus, reunite with old friends, and perhaps make new ones. During the weekend, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy events tailored toward their return to campus, and get a glimpse of student life. From fireworks and a Beverage Trail tour, to “Bowl-a-Rama” and Fall Fest at the Lake, there will be something for everyone.

“True Blue Weekend is filled with events that bring together alumni, families, students, faculty, and staff to celebrate Hartwick,” said True Blue Weekend Co-chairs Robin Diana and Alicia Fish ’91. “Hartwick’s faculty and staff make it a place of great warmth, and very personal in nature. We’re certain our alumni and families will experience this personal feeling during the weekend.”

For those looking to start True Blue Weekend early, the annual Internship Fair takes place Thursday afternoon, from 2 – 5 p.m. in Lambros Arena, Binder Physical Education Center. Regional, national and international employers will be offering students experiential work opportunities. A number of alumni will be on hand with their companies, allowing students to network, and develop relationships and future opportunities.

The weekend will open Friday with highlights including the 25th Annual Wick Athletic Association Hartwick Golf Classic, to be held this year at Leatherstocking Golf Course in Cooperstown, and hosted by Nick Lambros ’59; the Golden Jubilee Reunion and 50-Year Club Induction Celebration; “Bowl-a-Rama,” where attendees learn to make clay bowls; and entertainment by hypnotist Chris Jones in Slade Theatre.

On Friday, the College will also host “Toasting Success: A Campaign Celebration,” an event to thank donors for helping the College close its record-setting fundraising Campaign for Hartwick Students. A fireworks display over Elmore Field will add to the festivities.

Saturday will kick off with the Golden Jubilee breakfast, and feature a series of tours and alumni and parent presentations. Other Saturday highlights include a Conversation and Q&A with Hartwick College President Margaret L. Drugovich; a Spirit Rally; Brooks’ BBQ picnic; and a Local Trade Fair will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Lambros Arena.

Other Saturday events are the Alumni Awards Presentation during the Faculty and Staff Reception, an area tour and tastings at area breweries and cider mills; “Fall Fest” at Pine Lake Environmental Campus; and the day culminates with a Canadian Brass Tribute concert to the late Fred Mills ’57 by his former students and colleagues, and “BYOFT: Build Your Own Fish Tank.”

Sporting events play a major part of Saturday’s activities: women’s soccer takes on Houghton College at 1 p.m. on Elmore Field; football plays SUNY-Cortland at 2 p.m. at Wright Stadium (with a pre-game parade, Spirit Rally, and tailgate); and men’s soccer faces Bryant University at 6 p.m. on Elmore Field.

Another notable athletic event will take place on Saturday when the new Elmore Field Scoreboard in memory of Ed Clough ’60 is formally unveiled at 9 a.m.

Sunday will feature the College’s annual memorial gathering in the Shineman Chapel House, an Alumni Association Board Meeting, and more.

For more information on True Blue Weekend 2016, including the full schedule, visit the website or contact Sabrina Lawrence at 607-431-4064 or lawrences@hartwick.edu.