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Alumni News (Paul Smiths, N.Y.) 1950-1994, August 01, 1971, Image 1

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Congressman McEwen delivers Graduation Address Congressman McEwen Gives Address Congressman Robert McEwen delivered the graduation address at Paul Smith’s College in a packed Buxton Gymnasium. In addressing the graduates, the Representative from the 31st Congressional Dis­ trict centered his talk on the American system and the place youth will have in it. He said, “ Don’t sell the American system short . . . ask anyone who attacks it to show you one better.” He also noted that it is our competit­ ive society and industry which had a great part in the making of Paul Smith’s College. “ Our society has given us more goods and services, including this very college” , he said. The Congressman went on to trace the biography of Paul Smith — who came into the Adirond- dacks, started a small lodge for hunters and fishermen, expanded upon that, acquiring lands for cot­ tage sites. “ He realized there was a need for materials, and went into the businss of providing the same, as well as starting an elec­ tric railway and generator station. He was a self-made man, helped by a good wife, who did the cook­ ing. A perfect example of a man succeeding in the American free enterprise system.” He concluded, “ The career of Paul Smith, like the history of this nation, is a lesson in the advantages of liberty, equality of opportunity, and the (Continued on page 3) Friends, relatives, faculty and graduates shown outside Buxton Gym­ nasium after graduation, 1971. 316 Graduate From Paul Smith’s College A graduating class of 316 re­ ceived diplomas at Paul Smith’s College on Sunday, June 6, 1971. The 24th Annual Graduating class included 192 graduates in forestry, 96 in hotel management, 24 in liberal arts, and 4 in business ad­ ministration. The four graduates in business administration were the first to receive an A.A.S. in Business Administration from Paul Smith’s. Some members of the class were not present because they had completed their degree re­ quirements in February. Graduating with honor in for­ estry were: Ralph Bowering, Ful­ ton, N.Y.; Paul Burakowski, Lan­ caster, N.Y.; Mark Gorey, Mont- ville, N. J.; Eric Happ, Rochester, N.Y.; Gregory Karson, McKees­ port,Pa.; Michael Long, MacKey- ville, Pa.; Robert Stahl, Johns­ town, Pa.; Charles Tupper, Canton, N.Y.; Yan Wong, Nanuet, N.Y.; and Charles Ziegler, Lessport, Pa. Students in hotel management who graduated with honor were David Allen, Beaconsfield, Canada Daniel Butterfield, Chester, VA. Michael Falvey, Delmar, N.Y. Sandra Flynn, North Syracuse, N. Y .; Gary Klenovic, Chenango Bridge, N.Y.; Timothy Koller, York, PA.; Lawrence Krouk, Clark, N. J.; Gregory Stuart, Al- (Continued on page 3)

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