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  Rising to the Occasion:
  The Colleges’ Climate Commitment
                              President Gearan Charges Student-Powered Change

                              by Joshua Unikel ’07




                              I
                                 n front of a crowd            “There’s a long history of student-driven                  Jones, Jenn Kirst, Amory Bliss and Joe Sul-
                                 of students,              environmental efforts at the Colleges,” says                   livan have envisioned a new transportation
                                 faculty, staff and        Drennen. “By signing the Climate Commit-                       system that includes vans that would circuit
                             community members             ment, the Colleges are formalizing our com-                    the campus and Geneva area. They have al-
                             gathered on Stern             mitment and unifying our energies toward one                   ready received donations of 30+ bicycles that
                             Hall Green for the            common goal: becoming a greener place to                       they refurbished for an April launch. Both
                             2007 Convocation              study and live.”
                             Ceremony, President              “During just one semester,
                             Mark D. Gearan                we have seen a truly outstand-
  announced that he would sign the American                ing effort on the part of our
  College and University Presidents Climate                students,” Gearan adds. “The
  Commitment [ACUPCC], making Hobart                       recommendations and addition-
  and William Smith a charter member of an                 al efforts that they have mapped
  effort to reduce emissions of gases responsible          for the Colleges give us a plan,
  for global warming. Gearan said: “…we join               which we, as a task force, can
  with other colleges and universities deeply              now act upon. When asked
  concerned about the unprecedented scale and              to come forward based on our
  speed of global warming and its potential for            recently signed Climate Com-
  large-scale, adverse health, social, economic            mitment, the students as well as
  and ecological effects.”                                 the faculty and staff at Hobart
     The announcement was met with a                       and William Smith have truly
  standing ovation.                                        risen to the occasion.”
     The ACUPCC contains more than 400                        Recent eco-initiatives
  colleges and universities leading the way                include:
  to reduce climate change. Those who sign                 • A Carbon Inventory: Clancy President Mark D. Gearan discusses the community bike program with student organizers
  the Commitment pledge to fulfill a three-                Brown ’09, Mike Thompson                Joseph Sullivan ’08 and Amory Bliss ’08.
  step constitution that includes initiating a             ’08 and Mark Clayton ’08 gave
  comprehensive plan for climate neutrality,               the task force an inventory of
  taking tangible action                                                campus carbon usage to discover                   the shuttles and the bikes would cut down on
  to reduce greenhouse
  gases, and publicizing
  the action plan, inven-
                                   “B     y signing the Climate
                                          Commitment, the
                                Colleges are formalizing our
                                                                        how HWS can cut back on excessive
                                                                        energy use. The group is now meet-
                                                                        ing with Buildings and Grounds to
                                                                                                                          emissions.
                                                                                                                          • A Blueprint for Construction: Nick
                                                                                                                          Wallas ’08 and Samantha Wason ’08 have
  tory and progress.            commitment and unifying our             implement their suggestions.                      sketched a new blueprint for future HWS
                                energies toward one common                                                                buildings by providing the president’s task
     Gearan signed the                                                  • Buying Green: John Catillaz
                                goal: becoming a greener place
  commitment on Sept.                                                   ’09, Rob Martinez ’08 and Greg                    force with green design ideas that meet Lead-
                                to study and live.” – Associate
  14 surrounded by a task                                               Davidson ’08 have been working                    ership in Energy and Environmental Design
                                Professor of Economics and Environ-
  force of faculty, students                                            with Finance and Buildings and                    criteria. The Scandling Campus Center con-
                                mental Studies Tom Drennen
  and staff formed to map                                               Grounds to jumpstart green purchas-               struction, for example, uses green construction
  a plan for a greener                                                  ing policies. As a result, the Colleges           materials and techniques.
  campus. The task force is co-chaired by As-                           are now using cleaning supplies that              • Green Room: Catillaz spent last summer
  sociate Professor of Economics and Envi-                 have Green Seal approval. The group is work-                   working for the Summer Science Program
  ronmental Studies Tom Drennen, a specialist              ing with the College Store on other ideas to                   with Drennen to design the first-ever “Green
  on energy use and climate change, and Vice               reduce waste.                                                  Dorm Room” on campus. “This room is as
  President of Finance Peter Polinak.                      • Getting Around Geneva: Seniors Elise                         green-friendly as it gets right now,” Catillaz


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          days gas-guzzlers are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 Driveofgreener: themore
                                                                                                                                                                 HWS at the uN




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     compact or even electric.
                                                                                    students a discount on drinks in the




                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ending—start thinking
                                                                                    Café, Cellar Pub, and deCordova.
                                                                                    “By reusing these mugs we hope
                                                                                    to minimize the trash on campus.”
                                                                                    The mugs have been distributed by
                                                                                                                                                                 H      obart and William Smith students aren’t
                                                                                                                                                                        just trying to save Geneva’s environ-
                                                                                                                                                                 ment—they’re trying to save the world! In
                                                                                    Vogelgesang to students who vow                                              fact, they’ve been taking the green debate
                                                                                    to contribute in the effort to im-                                           from the HWS classroom to UN forums all
                                                                                    prove sustainability. mugs will also                                         over the world.
                                                                                                                                                                    Last summer, Courtney Wilson ’08,
                                                                                    be given out to entering first-year




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3 Voice your choice: find electronics and the star: buy
                                                                                                                                                                 Adam Goldstein ’08 and John Catillaz ’09




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Energy Star-approved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               4 Reach for appliances.
                                                                                    students at the 2008 orientation.                                            took advantage of an invitation Drennen
                                                                                    • Eco-Ball: Another bright idea                                              received to attend the United Nations for
                                                                                    powered by students was this year’s                                          ATHGO International’s 3rd Annual Global
Light bulb amnesty program “Smash the Past” let students toss their old,            Eco Ball. “The event was not                                                 Forum: “Global Third Way: Becoming One
inefficient incandescent bulbs, smashing them in exchange for a compact
fluorescent bulb.
                                                                                    only dancing and great student                                               with the Environment.” There, they joined
                                                                                    performances,” explains Chi                                                  more than 300 students from 100 universi-
explains. “The electrical devices, like the stu-                    Phi President and Eco Ball coordinator Jake                                                  ties and 80 countries for an intense program
dent computer, microwave and fridge, all meet                       Napier ’09. “There were displays by Campus                                                   of speakers and panel discussions.
Energy Star standards of energy efficiency. The                     Greens, Associate Professor Tom Drennen,                                                        “The conference was motivational,”




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   using renewable energy from
                                                                                                                                                                 Wilson says. “It gave us all the opportunity




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        out how you can start
electricity in the room makes use of a carbon                       mark Vogelgesang ’08 and the HWS Bike




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     your electricity provider.
                                                                                                                                                                 to meet and speak with so many people
offset to lower carbon emissions on campus.”                        Program. These displays helped to educate the
                                                                                                                                                                 drawing on diverse backgrounds and experi-
The room is under development and should be                         attendees on how they can contribute to the                                                  ences.”
completed by the fall semester.                                     green movement on campus.” The event raised                                                     This global forum was just the beginning of
• Sorting out Recycling: Chistine Moskell                           $5,000 in support of HWS environmental                                                       Wilson’s experience with the UN. To empow-
’08 and Molly Chudleigh ’08 are leading Re-                         efforts and provided the campus community an                                                 er her current honors project in environmen-
cyclemania, a 10-week national competition                          opportunity to learn about ways to help.                                                     tal studies, Wilson spent a week in September
of more than 400 colleges and universities to                       • Green Machine: Seniors Greg Dlubac                                                         at the “Vienna Climate Change Talks 2007”
increase the rate of recycling among students,                      and Nate Podkaminer have been working to                                                     in Austria thanks to a grant from the Kloman




                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Purchase carbon-friendly
faculty and staff. The two have also been                           reduce fuel emissions on campus. They have                                                   Fellowship Fund in memory of E. Helm




                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 Offset carbon use:Pass
working with Assistant Director of Build-                           spent the fall semester turning a gas-guzzling                                               Kloman, a 1975 graduate of Hobart College.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                      options like the Terra
ings and Grounds Scott Woodworth and                                truck into a clean and green vehicle. “We want                                               In Vienna, the environmental studies and
                                                                                                                                                                 public policy double major observed United
Housekeeping Manager Deborah Woody on                               to show the HWS and the Geneva community
                                                                                                                                                                 Nations negotiations on climate change policy
implementing a “no-Sort Recycling” program                          that they don’t have to rely on petroleum as




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     for driving.
                                                                                                                                                                 among several countries involved in the Kyoto
that will make recycling easier and more effec-                     an energy source for their cars,” says Dlubac.                                               Protocol, an environmental treaty forged to
tive at HWS.                                                        Podkaminer adds that, “An electric car is ideal                                              reduce greenhouse gases.
• Electrical Amnesty: Mark Vogelgesang,                             in many ways for a rural area like Geneva, a                                                    “One of my most valuable
Rob Martinez and Greg Davidson, all seniors,                        college campus like Hobart and William Smith                                                 experiences in Vienna was
have created a light bulb amnesty program                           and college campuses in general.” n                                                          speaking with Sudanese dip-




                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 for compact flourscents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         your incandescent bulbs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Make the switch: trade
that allows students to exchange conventional                                                                                                                    lomat Bagis Elasha about the
incandescent bulbs for more energy-                                                                                                                              potential of Clean Develop-
efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.                                                                                                                             ment Mechanisms, a way for
Vogelgesang, martinez and Davidson,                                                                                                                              developed nations to help
                                                                                                                                                                 lesser developed nations       Courtney Wilson ’08
gave students a way to relieve stress




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (CFLs).
                                                                                                                                                                 reduce emissions,” says Wilson.
and help the environment during finals                                                                                                                              The Colleges supported a trip for Wilson




                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in
week in mid-December — “Smash the                                                                                                                                in early December to the United Na-
Past” let students toss their old, inef-                                                                                                                         tion’s Climate Control Conference in Bali,


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Better Environment. From
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Economics and Environmental
ficient incandescent bulbs, smashing                                                                                                                             Indonesia where former Vice President Al


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Captain Carbon, Professor of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Five Bright Ideas for a
them off of a target in exchange for a                                                                                                                           Gore spoke to the UN. “It was absolutely in-
compact fluorescent bulb.                                                                                                                                        credible,” Wilson says, “It was only through

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Studies Tom Drennen
                                                    PHOTOS BY KEVIN COLTON




• Coffee Consciousness: With                                                                                                                                     personal conversations with diplomats in Bali
funds provided by Trustee Thomas                                                                                                                                 and in Vienna that I’ve begun to unravel the
Poole ’61, P’91, L.H.D.’06, Vogelge-                                                                                                                             sentiments and intricacies within the collabo-
sang is helping the campus to reduce                                                                                                                             rations on energy between developed and
waste through the purchase of 500                                                                                                                                developing countries.” n
special “green” coffee mugs that give                  Greg Dlubac '08 (left) explains to Mark Vogelgesang '08, Associate Professor
                                                                             of Economics Tom Drennen and Trustee Chip Carver '81 the specifics of a
                                                                             project to convert a gas-based truck into a clean, electrically powered vehicle.

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  The Stunami Effect
  Piltch commits $7.5 million to Colleges

  by Catherine Williams



  O
            ne magazine article may not be                             up in Boston where his father owned a small                                             go to college. To do that we had to work.”
            enough space to capture the person-                        printing shop. “When we moved from a                                                    Piltch was washing dishes and cleaning hotel
            ality of Trustee Stuart Piltch ’82,                        two-bedroom apartment to a small house                                                  rooms by the time he was 13.
  P’11. He’s a maverick family man, a prob-                            in Brookline with one and a half baths, we                                                 Despite the odds, all nine Piltch children
  ability junkie, an actuary with a frat-boy                           thought we’d died and gone to heaven,”                                                  ended up graduating from places like Babson,
  joy in the Red Sox. He’s fiercely protective                         Piltch recalls, chuckling. “We had very little                                          Clark, Harvard, northeastern and Williams.
  of his privacy yet movingly open about the                           money, but as kids we never knew it. not to                                             Four came to Hobart and William Smith –
  realities of his unpretentious background. He                        be cliché, but we had each other and we’re                                              Neal ’78, Stuart ’82, Deborah ’83 and
  has a whirlwind, off-the-charts energy level                         close to this day.”                                                                     Stan ’85.
  that has earned him the office nickname                                Piltch’s parents had high expectations for                                               neal found Hobart through a high school
  ‘Stunami.’ He has a DnA-driven compulsion                            their children. “There were three basic rules,”                                         guidance counselor and Stuart followed. “it
  to succeed and a deep desire to help others.                         Piltch recalls. “You work hard. You do the                                              was the only place i applied,” Piltch explains.
                                                                                                                                                               “neal got to know the late Director of Finan-
                                                                                                                                                               cial Aid Bob Freeman. i didn’t have a great
                                                                                                                                                               high school record but Bob knew my family
                                                                                                                                                               so he took a chance on me and got me the
                                                                                                                                                               aid package i needed. But the truth is i wasn’t
                                                                                                                                                               ready for college.”
                                                                                                                                                                  The first two years at Hobart were rocky.
                                                                                                                                                               “There were things i loved about it,” Piltch
                                                                                                                                                               explains. “i made lifelong friendships with
                                                                                                                                                               Bob Freeman and June W. Kuryla P’75,
                                                                                                                                                               P’78, P’84, GP ’04, GP ’07, the former
                                                                                                                                                               administrative assistant in the Department
                                                                                                                                                               of Financial Aid. But i did horrible academi-
                                                                                                                                                               cally. i just hadn’t grown into myself yet.”
                                                                                                                                                                  Hobart Dean Clarence Butler understood
                                                                                                                                                               what Piltch needed. “oh yeah,” Piltch
                                                                                                                                                               laughs. “He kicked me out for a year. He said
                                                                                                                                                               i needed to grow up and to become account-
                                                                                                                                                               able. in retrospect, i did need to understand
                                                                                                                                                               the chances i’d been given. i love the man for
                                                                                                                                                               making me see that i’d wasted two years that
                                                                                                                                       PHOTO BY KEVIN COLTON




                                                                                                                                                               others could have really used.”
                                                                                                                                                                  Piltch spent his year off working in
                                                                                                                                                               Washington, D.C. and at the Colleges in the
                                                                                                                                                               Buildings & Grounds Department. “That year
                                                                                                                                                               was just pivotal. i realized that people at the
  Trustee Stuart Piltch ’82, P’11 (center) poses with his family (l-r): brother Stanley Piltch '85, daughter Aly Feldman-Piltch '11,                           Colleges had gone out of their way for me.”
  wife Sari Feldman P’11, sister Debbie Piltch '83 and daughter Maggie Feldman-Piltch.                                                                            When he returned to the classroom, he was
                                                                                                                                                               ready to succeed. “i didn’t want to embar-
  Piltch and his wife Sari Feldman P’11 also                           right thing by people. You leave things better                                          rass myself and i didn’t want to embarrass
  recently committed $7.5 million to Hobart                            than you found them. These rules still drive                                            the people who had taken a chance on me.”
  and William Smith Colleges. “it’s the first of                       my actions every day, as they do my siblings.                                           He worked three jobs, took extra classes and
  many gifts to the Colleges,” he says. “This is                       my parents’ lives were focused on making                                                got straight A’s. “my second time around at
  just the beginning of what we want to do.”                           sure that all nine of us had a chance for a bet-                                        Hobart, i learned that when you conduct
    The seventh of nine children, Piltch grew                          ter life. it was absolutely clear that we would                                         yourself in a certain way for a certain amount


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of time, people trust you. i learned how pow-           traced back to the three rules set by his         $1 million thanks to a record contribution
erful and wonderful it was to have my word              parents – work hard, treat people well and        from the Piltch Family in honor of Freeman
mean something. if it wasn’t for people like            leave the world better than you found it. For     and Kuryla.
Bob Freeman, June Kuryla, Clarence Butler,              the Piltches, leaving the world a better place       in addition, the Piltches have established
mike Hanna, Toni Flores, Frank o’Laughlin               means providing access to education. “When        The Dean Clarence E. Butler Endowed
and Eric Patterson                                                        we had the resources to make    Scholarship Fund. The three scholarships
– people who made                                                         a difference, we didn’t have    were announced at a recent dinner of Trust-
an effort to push me                                                      to look too far to make an      ees and members of the Geneva community
to excel and to face              “... there’s a soul to these            investment,” Piltch says.       involved in the work of the Geneva Partner-
myself – i wouldn’t              Colleges. To find that soul 25              When Dean Clarence           ship, an initiative designed to improve the
be where i am today.”           years later, not only intact but          Butler retired in 2006, he      lives of all who work and live in the region.
   Where he is today             thriving, that was amazing.”             asked Piltch to speak at his       The Piltches gift will also support facilities
is seemingly a world             — Trustee Stuart Piltch ’82, P’11        going away party. Also on the   improvements, including the renovation of
away from that two-                                                       program was President mark      623 South main Street to house administra-
bedroom apartment                                                         Gearan. “i had prepared a       tive offices, various athletics improvements
in Cambridge. After                                                       speech about how relation-      and the upcoming Performing Arts initiative.
working for the government, union organiza-             ships made Hobart what it was for me,” Piltch        “We meshed the needs of the campaign
tions and met Life, Piltch is now managing              explains. “mark stole my speech. Everything       with our family’s priorities,” Piltch explains.
director and co-founder of Cambridge Advi-              he said that day was exactly what i was think-    “The entire campaign is about competing in
sory Group, an actuarial and benefits consult-          ing. And that was when i realized that there’s    the marketplace. We need the right facilities
ing firm based in Philadelphia whose clients            a soul to these Colleges. To find that soul 25    and opportunities to continue to attract a
include Coca-Cola, ConAgra Foods, motoro-               years later, not only intact but thriving, that   gifted group of students and talented faculty.
la, U.S. Airways, and the U.S. Department of            was amazing.”                                     As a trustee, i can honestly say that we have
Labor among many others. Cambridge is the                  Piltch and Gearan struck up a friendship       the right combination. The Colleges are
company that big business and government                based on their shared admiration for the          worth the investment.”
turn to for help related to compensation                Colleges and their passion for the Red Sox.          “The reason why his employees call him
and benefits.                                           Gearan turned to Piltch for advice in for-        ‘Stunami’ is because he’s got this amazing
   “When i worked for the government, they              mulating campaign priorities. “The way the        combination of intellect and enthusiasm,”
told me i have an affinity for numbers,” Piltch         campaign is structured makes sense,” Piltch       says Chairman of the Board of Trustees
says. “There’s an art to being an actuary. You          says. “The Colleges didn’t ask us to donate.      David Deming ’75. “The fact that he’s cho-
have to be a critical thinker. i really believe         Sari and i came to the Colleges to make the       sen to focus that intellect and enthusiasm on
that to be good in actuarial science, you’ve            first of many gifts from the heart.”              the Colleges is an honor that bodes well for
got to be a liberal arts major – you have to see           “Stuart’s love of Hobart and William Smith     the future.”
the world from multiple perspectives. Some              and his absolute faith in the future of the          The Piltch legacy has now expanded to a
actuaries are statistical geniuses; others can          Colleges is inspiring,” says Gearan. “He has      new generation with Stuart’s and Sari’s eldest
interpret the statistics, make them speak Eng-          reached back over the arc of his life to make a   daughter, Alyson Feldman-Piltch ’11, a first
lish, make them practical, make them live,              transformative gift, one that will change the     year at William Smith. “i’m glad Aly chose
make them work for clients – that’s where i             lives of students, faculty and administrators     William Smith,” Piltch says. “She’s getting
hope i am.”                                             for generations to come.”                         the same kind of experience i had. At Hobart
   Thanks to Piltch, Cambridge Advisory                    “i hope that my commitment to the Col-         and William Smith, you aren’t a faceless
Group employs a number of HWS graduates                 leges will inspire others of my generation to     kid sitting in a lecture hall. The faculty and
and interns. in the ten years since its found-          think broadly about their own philanthropy        administrators make an effort to connect
ing, it’s become one of the most successful             with the Colleges,” Piltch says.                  with every student. They get to know each
firms of its kind. “it’s all about customer                The Piltch gift has been earmarked for a       student, to push him or her to think expan-
service,” Piltch explains. “All of our business         number of projects. At the top of the list are    sively from multiple perspectives, to become
is word of mouth.”                                      scholarships. “obviously, i wouldn’t be here      creative-thinking adults. Everything i am
   Word of mouth has resulted in a tremen-              today if it weren’t for financial support so it   today is a result of my parents’ hard work and
dous amount of success. “When my wife Sari              was important to me and my family that we         the people at Hobart and William Smith who
and i were just starting out, my goal was to            create scholarships in honor of the people        invested in me, who saw things in me that i
make as much as my age,” Piltch says. “When             who made a difference in my life,” says Piltch.   didn’t. i want others to have the same oppor-
i was 27, i wanted to make $27,000 and so                  The Geneva Scholarship Associates, a fund      tunity. That’s why Sari and i give back.” n
on. We never thought this would happen,                 that supports academically and financially
that the business would take off like this.”            deserving students from Geneva or DeSales
   Piltch believes that his success can be              high schools to attend HWS, now exceeds


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  UNVEILED AND UNPARALLELED.
  At HWS, housing is about a whole lot more than four walls and a floor. A student residence is a
  laboratory, a classroom, a library – a home away from home. We create spaces that motivate
  and inspire. These two newly renovated houses are a perfect example; they bridge the gap
  between learning and living.




  Carr McGuire House
  “W
                   hen you walk                       husband, Sigma Chi brother,                                                lenging yet supportive educations.
                   into Carr                          Terry McGuire ’78. “Terry and i                                            The gratitude they have for the
                   mcGuire House,                     hope that this house will promote                                          Colleges was the impetus behind
  you have such a sense of space                      the spirit of mutual respect and                                           the renovation of 775 South
  and expanse; a space that is                        collaboration between Hobart and                                           main Street, now home to 29           the house,” explained Shavonne
  open for creative, intellectual                     William Smith students that we                                             students.                             Ward ’09, student trustee
  and personal interaction,” Dean                     experienced as students during our                                            “This was just the perfect proj-   and resident assistant for Carr
  Debra DeMeis P’06 said during                       days at the Colleges and during                                            ect for us to work on together,”      mcGuire House, during her
  the october dedication of one of                    the design process of this gorgeous                                        says Carr mcGuire. “it is one that    speech at the dedication. “it’s an
  the latest student residence halls                  residence,” says Carr mcGuire.                                             is equally meaningful for both of     amazing place.”
  on campus.                                            Carolyn and Terry met at                                                 us, can provide value to the insti-      Students recently hosted a
                                                                                                                                 tution and will make a difference     barbecue in the backyard for
                                                                                                                                 to the students. When the oppor-      about 60 people from a variety
                                                                                                                                 tunity arose to do something with     of theme houses on campus.
                                                                                                                                 the residence that was impor-         many also gather for a “Grey’s
                                                                                                                                 tant for hundreds of Sigma Chi        Anatomy” night every Thursday
                                                                                                                                 alumni, we knew that this was the     and one student, an avid and
                                                                                                                                 project we were looking for.”         talented baker, makes snacks in
                                                                                                                                    The renovation provides extra      the newly renovated kitchen.
                                                                                                                                 space for students at a time when        Something the mcGuires spe-
                                                                                                                                 the Colleges are seeing record        cifically added during renovation
                                                                                                                                 enrollment. it also maintains a       to benefit all students on campus
                                                                                                                                 special piece of the Hobart and       was a guest suite. Designed at
                                                                                                                                 William Smith Colleges foot-          Terry’s behest, the Sigma Chi
                                                                                                                                 print, and preserves the history of   Suite is based on Harvard’s
                                                                                                        PHOTOS BY KEVIN COLTON




                                                                                                                                 the Sigma Chi Fraternity.             model of having visiting schol-
                                                                                                                                    The Carr mcGuire House is          ars, lecturers and dignitaries live
                                                                                                                                 home to two theme houses under        with the students and be part of
                                                                                                                                 one roof – the Substance Free         the community. Fittingly, with
                                                                                                                                 House and Pathways Program            the Pathways Program theme
  Made possible through a gift from Trustee Carolyn Carr McGuire ’78 and Terry McGuire ’78, the
  former home of Sigma Chi is now the Carr McGuire House, a themed residence hall. A guest suite                                 House. Substance Free is com-         in the house, the suite will host
  was added to Carr McGuire House during the renovation. Based on Harvard’s model of having                                      prised of students who choose         visitors from the Professionals in
  visiting scholars and dignitaries live with the students and be part of the community, the guest suite                         to live a drug- and alcohol-free      Residence program of the Salis-
  hosts visitors from the Professionals in Residence program of the Salisbury Center for Career Services.
                                                                                                                                 lifestyle. Pathways, while also a     bury Center for Career Services.
                                                                                                                                 declared substance-free group, is        “We are truly thankful for
     After a thorough renovation                      HWS and went on to Dartmouth                                               for students dedicated to develop-    Carolyn and Terry’s gracious
  including a new suite for campus                    for master’s degrees in business                                           ing their professional careers.       gift,” said President mark D.
  visitors, what was once the Sigma                   and engineering, respectively.                                                The house’s high ceilings, tall    Gearan at the dedication. “This
  Chi fraternity house is now a                       Terry then continued on to Har-                                            windows and expansive backyard        house is and will be a symbol of
  living environment unlike any                       vard to earn his mBA. in looking                                           and deck enable students to enjoy     great beginnings for generations
  other on campus thanks to the                       at their collective college careers,                                       an amazing view of Seneca Lake.       to come.” n
  generosity of Trustee Carolyn                       it is HWS that they appreciate                                             “memories are already starting
  Carr McGuire ’78 and her                            for providing them with chal-                                              to take place for the residents of


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                                                                                                                                                                        hopefully as a larger community

Abbe Center for Jewish life                                                                                                                                             for Passover or Rosh Hashanah,
                                                                                                                                                                        according to Evan Brown ’08, the
                                                                                                                                                                        Abbe Center’s house manager and
                                                                                                                                                                        president of Hillel.



T
                                                                                                                                                                           “With the new kosher kitchen
         he Colleges now have                                                                                                                                           designed to handle service for
         a permanent, newly                                                                                                                                             50 people and the larger social
         renovated home for Jewish                                                                                                                                      spaces, we hope to expand our
culture in the Abbe Center for                                                                                                                                          programming, possibly even
Jewish Life. made possible by a gift                                                                                                                                    bringing in a chef certified in
from Trustee Richard Abbe ’92                                                                                                                                           kosher cooking for some of the
and his wife Merav, the renova-                                                                                                                                         larger holiday meals,” he says.
tions to 764 South main Street                                                                                                                                          “We are also looking to add
change the way students of the                                                                                                                                          programming during the week,
Jewish faith and culture can                                                                                                                                            instead of just on Fridays, and are
experience the Colleges.                                                                                                                                                cooking for Shabbat most of the
   in the building known to many                                                                                                                                        time.”
as Folwell House, the Abbe Cen-                                                                                                                                            in addition to improved op-
ter for Jewish Life was completely                                                                                                                                      portunities for events, residents
renovated during the summer of                                                                                                                                          enjoy day-to-day living in the
2007. At Abbe’s request, a plaque                                                                                                                                       Abbe Center. The house has a
in the building commemorates                                                                                                                                            beautiful location among other
the three Hobart alumni who                                                                                                                                             historic homes on South main
died in the World Trade Center                                                                                                                                          Street and there’s a view of the




                                                                                                                                               PHOTOS BY KEVIN COLTON
attacks on September 11, 2001:                                                                                                                                          lake from its front porch. it is also
Andrew Golkin ’93, Michael                                                                                                                                              across from Temple Beth-El. Ac-
Simon ’83 and Scott Rohner ’01.                                                                                                                                         cording to Brown, the proximity
   “Prior to this year, the ‘Jew-                                                                                                                                       to Temple has strengthened the
ish Culture House’ housed five                                                                                                                                          relationship between students and
students, had a small kitchen          Richard ’92 and Merav Abbe pose with students in front of the residence hall that bears their
                                       name. “We now have a permanent home for Jewish life on campus,” said Hillel Program                                              the congregation. The students
and was outdated,” explained           Professional Lorinda Weinstock at the dedication of the Abbe Center for Jewish Life. The                                         have been over for dinner already
Lorinda Weinstock, Hillel              Abbe Center for Jewish Life’s spacious dining room, living room, conference room and separate                                    this semester and there’s more
Program Professional at the            kosher-style and true kosher kitchens make it an ideal space for gatherings. It's also located across
                                       the street from Temple Beth-El.                                                                                                  participation in services. Soon,
ribbon-cutting ceremony. Since                                                                                                                                          they plan to host congregation
                                       acquire, renovate and maintain                       inclusive and a welcoming part                                              members for dinner.
                                       a newer building with a kosher                       of the HWS community. one of                                                   Even the furniture is something
                                       kitchen which accommodates                           the students who resides in the                                             the students can feel good about,
                                       nine students.”                                      house, for example, is not Jewish                                           not only because it’s brand new
                                          Abbe wanted to donate money                       but chose to apply to the house                                             and members of Hillel had a say
                                       to the Colleges in a way that                        because she has been studying                                               in choosing it, but because they
                                       would combine his interests with                     Judaism and often participates in                                           requested that all furniture be
                                       institutional needs. “When i was                     Hillel events.                                                              environmentally friendly, “in
                                       a student, there were no formal                         The new space accommodates                                               keeping with the Jewish move-
                                       Jewish programs. We went to                          nine students – one senior, three                                           ment of being stewards of the
                                       the basement of Emerson for                          juniors and five sophomores with                                            Earth,” explains Brown. All of the
                                       services,” he recalls. “i liked the                  a variety of majors, minors and                                             furniture in the home can be dis-
                                       idea of doing something relative                     interests. Applications to live in                                          mantled, recycled or repurposed.
the Jewish Culture House also          to Judaism but didn’t want to                        the house doubled this year over                                               “We’ve created a place for
was the site of Shabbat gather-        alienate or segregate the Jewish                     last. The home’s spacious dining                                            people to go and to feel comfort-
ings and other programs of Hillel,     community within the Colleges.”                      room, living room, conference                                               able,” says Abbe. “it’s also one
there was little opportunity for          His generous donation funded                      room and separate kosher-style                                              more place we can point to on a
groups of more than five people        the renovation of the house so it                    and true kosher kitchens make                                               college tour and show diversifica-
to attend these events. “The Ab-       could become the Jewish cultural                     it an ideal space for gather-                                               tion at HWS.” n
bes’ generosity has allowed us to      center but in such a way that it is                  ing not only for Shabbat, but


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HIll & quAd




   Centennial Celebration
   of the Arts                                                                                                                                 Save the Date
   W
              illiam Smith College paid tribute to its philanthropic founder’s passion and advocacy                                               November 8, 2008
              with the Centennial Celebration of the Arts, Dec. 1-3. The weekend, which dove-
              tailed with the annual Founder’s Day celebration, began with a ceremonial dinner
                                                                                                                                        Return to Hobart and William Smith
   and a performance of a play about Elizabeth Blackwell. Several dance classes, taught by alumnae,
                                                                                                                                             Colleges as we celebrate the
   and the Centennial Celebration Dance Concert rounded out the festivities.
                                                                                                                                       William Smith Centennial on Saturday,
                                                                                                                                        November 8, 2008, in Geneva, N.Y.
                                                                                                                                                More information coming soon.
                                                                                                                                        For information on places to stay in Geneva, go to
                                                                                                                                                  www.hws.edu/places_to_stay

                                                                                                                                        William Smith’s 100-year story cannot be told
                                                                                                                                       without you! Send us your favorite candid HWS
                                                                                                                                           photos for use during the festivities to:
                                                                                                                                                    The Centennial Project
                                                                                                                                              Hobart and William Smith Colleges,
                                                                                                                                            639 South Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456
                                                                                                                                                     centennial@hws.edu
  A LADY ALONE
                                                                                                                                                Remember to caption the photos!
  The Colleges community was treated to a performance of “A Lady Alone,” a one-woman play that describes the many obstacles
  that Elizabeth Blackwell encountered and the extraordinary trails she blazed for women in medicine.
     The author of “A Lady Alone,” pediatrician N. Lynn Eckhert P’99, was inspired by her own journey through the medical
  field, as well as her son’s graduation from Hobart College in 1999. “I was delighted to have the opportunity to showcase ‘A Lady
  Alone’ at Hobart and William Smith Colleges,” said Eckhert.

                                                                     DANCE CONCERT
                                                                     Alumni and alumnae returned to campus in droves for
                                                                     the William Smith Centennial Alumnae Dance Concert,
                                                                     held in Winn-Seeley Dance Theatre. The concert featured
                                                                     choreography and performances by Ellen Stokes Shadle ’91,
                                                                     Sharna Fabiano ’97, Olive Prince ’99, Amanda Herman
                                                                     ’03, Kristen DeBottis ’04, Emily Lutin ’05, Jeannie
                                                                     Schickler Compisi ’96, Susan Rainey ’02, Susanna Kim
                                                                     ’99 and Erin Law ’03.




                                                                                                                                                                       Sharna Fabiano ’97
   DANCE CLASS                                                                                                                                                         and members of her
   HWS community members got into the groove during                                                                                                                    dance company,
   Master Classes offered by alumnae Sharna Fabiano ’97,                                                                                                               Sharna Fabiano
   Elizabeth Figura ’05, Amanda Herman ’03, Ruth Hyde                                                                                                                  Tango, performed
                                          ’50, Erin Law                                                                                                                “Tangos from Here.”
                                          ’03, Chevon
                                          Stewart ’04 and
                                          Colleen Wahl
                                          ’06. The classes,
                                          which ranged
                                          from modern to                                                                             Kristen DeBottis ’04
                                          Romanian folk                                                                              performed “Prelude.”
                                          dance, were well                                                                           The solo was inspired by
                                          attended by alums,                                                                         Ralph Lemkin, a Jewish
                                          current students                                                                           lawyer from Poland
                                          and Colleges                   Artistic director Ellen                                     credited with conceiving
                                          community                      Stoke Shadle ’91 brought                                    the word genocide
                                          members.                       her contemporary dance                                      and advocating for the
                                                                         company, ellen stokes                                       atrocity to be recognized
                                                                         shadle/Dance Works,                                         as a crime.
  PHOTOS BY KEVIN COLTON                                                 to campus. The troupe
                                                                         performed Shadle’s piece,
   22 / the pulteney st. SURVEY / Spring 2008                            “Sequitur.”
Gone Forever
                                                                                                                       you wanted a beer, you helped yourself to the
                                                                                                                       battered cooler at the end of the bar. Cosie
                                                                                                                       always remembered the names of alumni, even
                                                                                                                       if he hadn’t seen them in years, and he proudly
by John Heavey ’09 and Andrew Wickenden ’09                                                                            displayed newspaper articles featuring HWS
                                                                                                                       graduates. many recall Cosie offering free


I
    n the past, Geneva newcomers may have            affected by the impact the war was having on                      samples of his special hot peppers or pepperoni.
    been confused when, after receiving direc-       his students and on society that he was moved                     And, if you were lucky – if it was your birthday
    tions to the infamous Geneva watering            to tears sitting at Cosie’s.”                                     or anniversary – Cosie would set off a “rocket,”
hole, “Cosie’s,” on Tillman Street, they arrived        Cosie’s also evoked a simple sense of com-                     igniting one of his drink-stirrer and paper
at “Sam’s Bar & Grill.” Today, there is little       fort, a place alumni and alumnae returned to                      contraptions that would shoot from the tops of
room for confusion regarding the sign now            on trips back to the Colleges. “For me, no visit                  alcohol bottles straight into the dropped ceil-
tacked to the door of the place that genera-         to campus was complete without ending up                          ing. Cosie’s was an experience.
tions of HWS students loved – “Cosie’s is            at Cosie’s,” says Ellen Fridovich David ’71,                         Wasserman says his fondest memory of the
closed forever.”
   For 50 plus years, Cosmo Fospero has been
the proprietor of the bar he bought from his
brother-in-law, Sam. But after a recent hospital
visit and on the advice of his physicians, Cosie
decided to close.
   “it’s the end of an era,” Cosie said recently.
“The place is gone forever.”
   Despite its absence, Cosie’s will linger in the
hearts and minds of the patrons and passersby
who had been frequented the bar for decades.
   “During my senior year, i was there three or
four nights a week,” recalls Trustee Dr. Rich-
ard Wasserman ’70. “For a lot of HWS stu-
dents, Cosie’s was a home away from home.”




                                                                                                                                                                           COMPOSITE PHOTO BY LAUREN LONG/FINGER LAKES TIMES
   Wasserman, now a pediatric immunologist
at DallasAllergy immunology in Dallas, Texas,
remembers the Cosie’s of his college years as
a hotbed of discussion for students and young
faculty in the social sciences and humani-
ties. “Engaged discussions about politics, the
Vietnam War, and the dramatic social changes
that were sweeping the school and the nation
poured over from the classrooms and Student
Union to the Quad,” says Wasserman. “But
in the evenings, Cosie, who never engaged in
the polemics, was open to all and welcomed           Cosie launches a drink-stirrer at Sam's Bar & Grill.
everyone, attracting a diverse group of people
who enjoyed camaraderie while discussing
those issues.”                                       an actress in new York City. “Cosie’s was the                     bar was in the fall of 2007 when he brought
   “i remember my good friend Michael                place where you could hang out with profes-                       his 30-year-old son and his son’s girlfriend to
Nemser ’72 and i spent many, many nights             sors, locals and friends on an equal playing                      see the place where Wasserman spent so much
there with Professors Joe DiGangi and Pat            field. He always made us feel so welcome and                      of his college years. “He made a bottle rocket
McGuire talking about what was going on in           special and i will always be grateful for that.”                  with my name on the paper,” Wasserman says.
the world and on campus,” says former Trustee           Cosie is infamous as the ultimate entertainer                  “Cosie appeared to be unchanged, he never
Paul Colarulli ’72, an attorney in Wash-             who enamored thirsty crowds with stories                          seemed to age. He welcomed us all and picked
ington, D.C. “Cosie’s was a staging area for         from his days in World War ii when his B-17                       up the conversation about trivia as though it
protests, a place where professors and students      was shot down in northern italy – or the time                     was 1969.” n
actually sat down and talked about important         he saw a UFo, or the one about Fidel Castro
                                                     giving him a knife, the same knife he kept                        Do you want to share your favorite story of
issues like the war in Vietnam and race rela-                                                                          Cosie’s? Log on to www.hws.edu/cosie.
tions on campus. i remember a professor so           behind the bar. if, in the midst of his stories,


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SpORTS



                                        Athletics Wrap-up                                academic honors.
                                                                                            on the ice, the Statesmen, who were
                                                                                                                                           in other fall sports news, Ben Flanagan ’10
                                                                                                                                        won the SUnYiT Cross Country invita-
                                                                                         ranked as high as second in the nation,        tional, while golfer Jeff Mayo ’11 won the



                                        A
                                                                                         finished 18-8-2 and earned an nCAA             muhlenberg invitational. The rowing team
                                                  fter a phenomenal fall that saw
                                                                                         Tournament bid for the third time in five      collected five Boat of the Week awards,
                                                  the field hockey, football, and both
                                                                                         seasons. Goalie Keith Longo ’09 became         and celebrated its 25th anniversary with a
                                                  soccer teams reach the nCAA
                                                                                         Hobart’s third All-American (Adam              third-place varsity eight finish at the Head
                                        Tournament for the first time in the same
                                                                                         Lavelle ’05, Greg Gallagher ’06) and           of the Charles.
                                        season, the Herons and Statesmen stayed
                                                                                         first first-team selection. He was fourth         William Smith Athletics sent its soccer
                                        hot through the winter with William
                                                                                         in the country in save percentage (.931)       and field hockey teams to the nCAAs, af-
                                        Smith basketball and Hobart hockey earn-
                                                                                         and sported a 2.42 GAA. Longo’s 14-7-2
                                        ing nCAA bids.
                                                                                         record tied the mark for wins in a season.
                                           on the hardwood, the Herons posted a
                                                                                            offensively, Shawn Houde ’08 was
                                        25-4 record, winning the Liberty League
                                                                                         second on the team in points and signed
                                        regular season championship and advanc-
                                                                                         a professional contract with the ECHL’s
                                        ing to the Sweet 16 of the nCAA Tourna-
                                                                                         Johnstown Chiefs at season’s end.
                                        ment. Guard Marisa Vespa ’08 led the
                                                                                            The Hobart hoops team was led by
                                        way, becoming just the third William Smith
                                                                                         nABC All-East pick John Grazioli ’08.
                                        student-athlete to be named a WBCA All-
                                                                                         He scored his 1,000th career point on Feb.
                                        American, joining two-time winner Jen-
                                                                                         1, and was a unanimous all-league first
                                        nifer Goodell ’97 and Liz Brown ’00. The
                                        2008 Liberty League Player of the Year,
                                        Vespa averaged 12.5 points, 6.1 assists and                                                     ter each won its respective Liberty League
                                        3.3 steals this season. She shot .458 from                                                      Championship.
                                        the floor, including a season-record .433                                                          The soccer team, which was ranked as
                                        from three-point range. She also broke                                                          high as fifth in the nation, posted a 17-1-1
                                        the record for assists in a season, dishing                                                     record, tying the school mark for wins in
                                        out 177.                                                                                        a regular season. Forward Laura Burnett-
                                           Vespa had plenty of company in the                                                           Kurie ’08 was named to the nSCAA All-
                                        all-star department as fellow starters Paula                                                    America Third Team, while back Tracy
                                                                                                                                        Stankavage ’08 and forward Brelynn
                                                                                                                                        Nasypany ’11 earned Liberty League
                                                                                         team selection, while Tim Llewellyn ’11        Player and Rookie of the Year accolades,
                                                                                         was named the league’s Rookie of the Year.     respectively.
                                                                                            in the fall, the football team (8-3)           The field hockey team (16-5) advanced
                                                                                         earned a share of the Liberty League           to the second round of the nCAA Tourna-
               PHOTOS BY KEVIN COLTON




                                                                                         Championship. Three Statesmen were             ment for the fourth straight season. The
                                                                                         named the best in the conference. James        Herons have won five consecutive Liberty
                                                                                         Alexander ’08, Dominick Ancona ’08,            League regular season championships and
                                                                                         and Andrew Strom ’08 were tabbed the           four straight tournament titles. Brittney
                                                                                         Defensive, Special Teams and offensive         Paye ’08, Kaitlyn Hamilton ’10, and
                                                                                         Players of the Year, respectively. Alexander   Charlotte Styer ’09 were named to the
                                        Foote ’07, G’08, Stephanie Czajkowski            also became the sixth Statesman to earn a      nFHCA All-America Teams, while Paye
                                        ’08, Latasha Coney ’09, and Erin Cun-            spot on the D3football.com All-America         was also honored as the Liberty League
                                        ningham ’10 also received all-conference         teams, while Strom was the ECAC north-         Player of the Year.
                                        honors.                                          west Player of the Year after breaking many       The Heron harriers wrapped up another
                                          in just her third season, Head Coach           of Hobart’s season passing records.            season of competition, highlighted by a
                                        Lindsay Drury was named the regional                The Statesmen soccer team (12-4-3) ad-      first-place finish in the Hobart invitational.
                                        coach of the year by both the WBCA and           vanced to the second round of the nCAA         Katie Pietrak ’10 was the first Heron to
                                        D3hoops.com.                                     fray for the second straight year. nSCAA       cross the line in all 10 races she entered.
                                          The William Smith squash team was              All-northeast honors went to midfielders          Led by first-year Head Coach George
                                        ranked 19th in the nation after posting          Brad Weinberg ’08 and Philipp Schoeni-         Dornberger, the golf team competed in
                                        an 11-11 record, while the swimming and          ger ’09, as Hobart finished at no. 20 in the   four tournaments. Nickie Calandra ’09
                                        diving team saw nine Herons earn all-            coaches poll.



  24 / the pulteney st. SURVEY / Spring 2008
                                                                                                                                                                   SPORTS



    Swing the Hobart Hockey Way
    by Melissa Sue Sorrells ’05

    P     layers scat across the ice in
          ragged time, a sksking, thwack-
    ing call-and-response. They swing,
                                                from nine-time Grammy winning
                                                trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, artistic
                                                director of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
                                                                                          ”But after read-
                                                                                          ing the article, I
                                                                                          bought a couple
    create their own rhythm, improvise             In that article, Marsalis advises      of jazz CDs,
    riffs. Cracking, the puck skiddlee-                                                   and the music
    bops across the ice and slices, finally,                                              intrigued me.”
    into the net.                                     Jazz has been the fuel for             Jazz has been
        “It’s easy to make a connection           the Hobart Hockey Team’s                the fuel for the
    from solid jazz to solid hockey,” ex-               successful season.                team’s success-
    plains Mark Taylor, head coach of                                                     ful season. The
    the Hobart hockey team, which fin-                                                    team has listened
    ished the season seventh in Division        managers to craft a workplace             to jazz on the                                                                PHOTO BY KEVIN COLTON

    III by USCHO.com’s weekly poll.             environment that keeps the creative       bus, seen the                                 rently experiencing unprecedented
    “So much of jazz is about rhythm            juices flowing while maintaining          word over and over on signs around            teamwork, camaraderie and wins.
    and soul, and those things are very         a level discipline by encouraging         their locker room and worn it on              Their season-opening eight-game
    important for us, too.”                                 profound dedication to        their team shirts.                            winning streak is the first in States-
        Each year, Taylor                                   teamwork, integrity and          “The idea is that they will feel the       men history and ties the program
    selects a theme for his                                 respect.                      concept on the ice,” says Taylor.             record for most consecutive wins,
    team, a unifying prin-                                     For Taylor – a man         “They might think I’m going through           a standard set in the 2005-2006
    cipal designed to focus                                 who lives, breathes and       a mid-life crisis or something, but           season.
    his players and help                                    dreams about the ice –        when they think of jazz, it reminds              “Rankings are not as important
    them grow. Taylor was                                   Marsalis’ commentary          them what we’re trying to focus on,           as the fact that we’re playing good
    inspired to select Jazz                                 was clearly applicable to     and it’s helping them grow on and             hockey, and we’re focused,” says
    by an article he read in                                hockey. “I’ve never been      off the ice.”                                 Taylor. “But, of course, we’ll take
    USA TODAY that featured Mark Taylor, head coach         a jazz fan; I’m more of a        The rallying point is clearly work-        the wins.”
    management advice             Hobart Hockey             country guy,” says Taylor.    ing well for this year’s team, cur-




                                                      The Spice                     grew up on music thanks
                                                                                    to his father, a prominent
                                                                                                                  place a high value on
                                                                                                                  individual worth, but
                                                                                    jazz violinist and com-       we try to emphasize
                                                      of Life                       poser. It seems natural       that you’re only as
                                                                                    that Masteller would see      strong as the person

                                                      F    or some, variety is
                                                           the spice of life. But
                                                      for jazz club owner Bob
                                                                                    the connection between
                                                                                    jazz and business.
                                                                                                                  next to you.”
                                                                                                                     Masteller continues
                                                                                       “The same principles       to make connections
                                                      Masteller ’60, it’s the       that guide jazz guide         in his life by teaching
                                                      similarities that keep        corporate life,” he says.     jazz history at the
                                                      things zesty.                 “Jazz is at its best when     University of South
                                                          “What I’m really          people meld together          Carolina and giving
paced the Herons with three top-10 finishes.           enjoying about life now       to create synergy and         back to the commu-                Bob Masteller ’60
  Tennis’ Amanda Slack ’11 highlighted the            is establishing correla-      chemistry. Similarly, the     nity. His non-profit,
NYSWCAA Championships, bringing home                  tions between different       best corporate teams          Junior Jazz, introduc-         he says. “And it’s all part
the fifth singles title.                               things I’ve done in my        have great chemistry and      es high school students        of an interconnected se-
                                                      life,” explains Masteller.    a sense of synergy. I’m       to jazz music. Next, he’ll
  Like Hobart, the Heron rowing team                                                                                                             ries of events in my life.”
                                                      “I feel that my club,         not surprised that it also    draw parallels in Geneva,         Want to hear more
celebrated its 25th anniversary, winning the          The Jazz Corner, is the       works for hockey.”            N.Y., returning to campus      from Masteller? Check
HWS Challenge on the Canal.                           culmination of all of my         These same principles      to take the stage during       out his live recording,
  The sailing team won five regattas in the fall       experiences.”                 have made an impression       Reunion 2008.                  available for sale at www.
and will host three more in the spring, includ-           Masteller spent most      on the way he runs The           “The success of my          thejazzcorner.com. Or
                                                      of his adult life work-       Jazz Corner. “I try to        club and my ability to give
ing the inaugural ICSA National Semifinals.                                                                                                       see him live on stage
                                                      ing in human resources        operate The Jazz Corner       back to the community is       during Reunion 2008!
  For more information on Hobart and William          before opening the jazz       the way I’d run a corpo-      a source of tremendous
Smith athletic teams, visit the Statesmen and         club in 1999, but he          ration,” he explains. “We     satisfaction in my life,”
Herons’ online at www.hws.edu/athletics.


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