Susan and Murray deMuth P’14

Mid-Atlantic Parent Coordinators

Executive Director, Office of Alumni Relations, The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Md.

Why did your child choose Hobart and William Smith Colleges? Initially the interest was because Ellie was recruited to play tennis.  She met with the team during her recruitment visit and enjoyed the girls and felt extremely comfortable.  However, the one-on-one ability to connect with faculty and the strong sciences had a great deal to do with her decision.

How do you stay connected to the Colleges?  I stay connected via text, Facebook, emails, through my daughter, and the Parents’ Executive Committee (PEC). 

What makes the Colleges special? The Colleges create a community where individual excellence is encouraged and supported while promoting the larger community: the local, national and global community.

Why do you give back to HWS?  HWS is committed to each and every student, their individual experiences and growth.

What are your goals as a Regional Network volunteer? To promote HWS to those interested.

What advice would you give to the parents of a prospective or incoming HWS student? Take the time to visit HWS – meet with admissions team, reach out to current parents from the Parent’s Executive Committee.  Find out who from your area has children at HWS and have the Admissions Office ask if a current parent can call them.  The connections are important.


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