Kevin Martin '81, P'12

Upstate New York Hobart Vice President

Partner, Martin & Rayhill, PC
Clinton, N.Y.

Hobart Lacrosse Team
Kappa Sigma Fraternity
Resident Advisor,
Study Abroad, Israel
Directed a one act play

Major/Minors: Political Science/Economics and English

Why did you choose Hobart and William Smith Colleges? Generous scholarship helped make it very affordable for me and my family.     

How do you stay connected to the Colleges?  I visit often as I live relatively close by.  My son, goddaughter and two nephews are either recent graduates or current students, and I follow the lacrosse and sports teams closely.  

What makes the Colleges special?  HWS always punches above its weight.  It's not a big school, but you find graduates excelling everywhere. Part of that is great teaching, another part of it is having the opportunity to explore just about anything, which hopefully allows students to find a passion.   

Why do you give back to HWS? I was the oldest of five kids and HWS gave me a great start.  I met my late wife there, a brother, sister, son, niece and two nephews are HWS grads and I worked at HWS during the summers and after graduation. I had wonderful teachers and friends, and a wonderful collegiate athletic experience on the lacrosse team.  HWS is like a second home for me and I want to make sure the current students have as great an experience as I had.    

What are your goals as a Regional Network volunteer?  Increase alumni and alumnae engagement with the Colleges and each other.  

What advice would you give to an incoming or current HWS student?  Take advantage! Go to hear all the speakers that come to HWS, the art openings, dance recitals, plays and movies (oftentimes there is free food involved). Get to know as many students and faculty as you possibly can. Go abroad. Play a sport and root for your friends who do, too. Take classes that interest you or you hear have great professors. To make all of this possible you will have to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and to take care of your mind and body, so be smart.  After you do all that, make sure you call your family and tell them about all the great stuff you are doing and learning.


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