Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Alums Newshttp://www.hws.edu/news/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usThu, 24 Apr 2014 01:51:19 GMTThu, 24 Apr 2014 01:51:19 GMTPerini ’95 Named President, CEOhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17625Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21444.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Gina M. Perini '95 has been named president and chief executive officer of SMS/800, Inc. She previously served as acting president and CEO since September 2013 and chief administrative officer and general counsel from August 2012 through September 2013. "Gina has done an exceptional job leading the company during her tenure as acting president and CEO. Ba...Felder of East Aurora Awardedhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17653Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21408.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Zachary Felder '18 has been named the current recipient of the William and Diane Green P'83, P'87 East Aurora Community Scholarship. The scholarship rewards academic excellence and leadership by providing financial assistance to students from East Aurora High School to attend Hobart and William Smith Colleges. An event celebrating Felder and recent recipi...Platoni ’74: “Shock and Awe Again”http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17683Fri, 04 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21396.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Dr. Kathy Platoni '74, a post-traumatic stress disorder expert, who was at Fort Hood during the 2009 shooting, was interviewed this week about the recent shooting at Fort Hood by several media outlets, including CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and Time magazine. A clinical psychologist in private practice, Platoni returned to Hobart and William Smith last week to offer ...Frelinghuysen '69, L.H.D.'01 Runs for Reelectionhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17677Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21378.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen '69, L.H.D.'01 (R-N.J.) was recently featured in the Daily Record, N.J., for announcing that he will run for reelection. Frelinghuysen is serving his 10th term as the Representative for New Jersey's 11th Congressional District. He is chair of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and serves on the key appropriations ...Reicher ’74 on Leadershiphttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17674Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21380.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Rita L. Reicher '74 was recently featured in the "Sunday Conversations" section of the Post-Standard (Syracuse). She is currently the president and chair of KS&R, a market research firm she co-founded more than 20 years ago. The article notes KS&R "grew into a national powerhouse. That was not an accident." "We decided early on that we didn't wan..."Glee" Creator HWS Commencement Speakerhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17680Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21385.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Emmy-award winning writer, producer and director Brad Falchuk '93 will deliver this year's Commencement address on Sunday, May 18. The Hobart alumnus is the co-creator, writer, executive producer and director of the Fox series "Glee" and is co-creator, executive producer and writer of FX network's "American Horror Story." Falchuk's work has received 11 E...Fortune Asks Rosensweig'83 Ten Questionshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17676Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21360.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Former HWS Trustee Daniel L. Rosensweig '83, president and CEO of Chegg, was recently featured by Fortune in its "10 Questions" segment. In the article, Rosensweig shares the technology, companies and individuals he admires most, as well as the challenges currently facing his business, and more. In discussing the most important thing he learned in school,...Zitouns Make Charitable Giving Priorityhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17556Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21372.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Jordan Zitoun '10 and Erin (Houck) Zitoun '11 were recently featured in a video on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) for their commitment to giving to others regardless of their own financial difficulties. The video notes Jordan began a real estate business shortly after graduating from college and struggled to get that business off the ground. Whi...First Hobart and First William Smith to Enter Rabbinatehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17630Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21267.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Rabbi Paul H. Levenson ‘53 and Rabbi Cheryl Asarkof Jacobs ‘91 are, respectively, the first Hobart and the first William Smith graduates to enter the rabbinate, and while their journeys differ, their rabbinical careers have strong roots at HWS. Growing up on Long Island, in Lawrence, N.Y., Levenson was, as he says, "actively Jewish" at Temple Israel, as w...Gerson '85 Makes Barron's Top Advisorshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17664Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21364.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Jeffrey Gerson '85, P'16 has been listed as one of Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors. He is currently executive director, wealth management of the Gerson, Guarino & Meisel Group (GGM) at Morgan Stanley. As such, Gerson helps tailor comprehensive wealth management strategies to clients' financial objectives including their debt management and liqui...