NEW ENGLAND REGION PROFILE
Jay Flower '98
New England Hobart Regional Vice President
VP Portfolio Manager, IMCG
Hobart Tennis Team
Statesman Athletic Council
Kappa Alpha Society
Major: European History
Why did you choose Hobart and William Smith Colleges? I only looked at small liberal arts schools and Hobart seemed to stand out above all the others I looked at. The student body seemed to be extremely active and engaged, the faculty and curriculum seemed excellent and the campus was beautiful.
How do you stay connected to the Colleges? My wife, Julie Limbocker Flower ’99, and I have been on the host committee for several alumni and alumnae functions held in Portland over the last eight years or so.
What makes the Colleges special? The friendships that you make at HWS are incredible and the faculty is exceptional. The sense of community is tremendous, not only as a student on campus but as an alumnus.
Why do you give back to HWS? I give to the Colleges both financially and by volunteering my time to show appreciation for my four years there and to show support for an institution in which I have a lot of pride.
What are your goals as a Regional Network volunteer? To help provide more opportunities for local alums and parents of alums to gather with one another to share their experiences and to keep informed and connected to the Colleges.
What advice would you give to an incoming or current HWS student? Take advantage of at least one semester abroad program (during the winter of course), get involved in as many activities as possible, whether that means playing varsity sports, intramural teams, political clubs, singing, theater, fraternities, theme houses, etc. These are where you will form some of the closest friendships of your life.