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The Award

The Distinguished Faculty Award was established in 1990 by the Hobart Alumni Association and the William Smith Alumnae Association. This joint award of the Associations recognizes the importance that graduates of these Colleges place on the contributions of outstanding faculty members of the past – for their impact as teachers, mentors and scholars. Nominations for the award are sought by all alumni and alumnae and are professors who are retired or have moved on from Hobart and William Smith for more than five years or are deceased.

One of the original Committee members noted, "It is our way of recognizing and honoring those who were our mentors, who molded us and nurtured us during our intellectual awakening, who taught us our limits and challenged our capabilities, and who inspired the best in us. More than anything else during our college years, outstanding teachers made the experience so valuable, and we recognize these professors as worthy of particular distinction and honor."

"The impact that professors have on their students can last a lifetime. They have a gift to inspire, challenge and engage with their students," says Director of Alumnae Relations Kathy Killius Regan '82, P'13. "Selected with great care and consideration, these faculty members will be remembered for their teaching as well as their scholarly achievements. All have left distinct marks on HWS, and their legacies still influence those who had the good fortune to study with them."

The Distinguished Faculty Award Committee

Lisa DeLucia '04
Scott O'Sullivan '91
Herman Tull '78
Elaine Bruno Vukelic '91