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Recognizing Academic Excellence

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014

The annual Benjamin Hale dinner, named for a former president of Hobart College, will be held on Tuesday, April 15. The traditional Hobart year-end event will feature Jordan Printup '13, a current admissions intern at HWS, who will present a talk titled, "Two Worlds, One Journey." Recognizing Hobart students who have excelled in academics, the dinner will be held at 6:15 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center.

The Hobart Dean's will also welcome a student speaker, Aaron O'Brien '14, a sociology major and child advocacy minor. A native of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., O'Brien is a member of the Kappa Alpha Society, as well as a Hobart Heritage Scholar.

O'Brien says his speech will be about "Three guarantees in life, and not letting your accomplishments define you."

Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Hannah Dickinson will present awards in the humanities. Assistant Professor of Geoscience David Finkelstein will present awards in the natural sciences, and Instructor of Political Science Justin Rose will present awards in the social sciences. Lastly, Assistant Professor of Economics Elizabeth Ramey will name the new inductees to the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Printup earned a B.A. in religious studies from Hobart College and minored in anthropology and Holocaust studies. As a student, he was a member of the Native American Student Association and played club lacrosse. Printup was named to dean's list and was the recipient of the President's Civic Leadership Award.

 


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