Dr. Lowell J. Levine '59

Upstate New York Career Services Coordinator

Director of Forensic Operations, New York State Police
Albany, New York

Temple Club
Science Club
The Herald

Major/Minor: Biology/Chemistry

Why did you choose Hobart and William Smith? I chose HWS because it was a small, Liberal arts college, away from home.

How do you stay connected to the Colleges? I organized “The Real CSI” with multiple forensic scientists presenting what they do. Prior to that I organized another Forensic Sciences based seminar that highlighted the Kennedy Assassination Investigation, Josef Mengele and the Romanoff Investigation. I also help those who think they are interested in a career in Forensic Sciences.

What makes the Colleges special? The faculty and administration treats the students as if they were very important family members.  They care.

Why do you give back to HWS? I give because back because HWS gave to me when I needed it as a student. They cared even over fifty years ago.

What are your goals as a Regional Network volunteer? Help the wonderful young undergrads as they near career choices to find something they think will fulfill their aspirations. 

What advice would you give to an incoming or current HWS student? A liberal arts college is like a buffet.  Try as many areas you think you might like.  Pursue an area that you think will be fulfilling as a life choice.  Remember that no career is cast in concrete. It is never too late to consider a new career path. It is hell to have to go to work for forty years doing something you hate.  I am in a career that I did not know existed when I was a Hobart student.  It has been quite fulfilling.


Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.