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

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Left to right: Al. Dreyfuss, Mott Chapin, Dr. Richard P. Bellaira, and John Murphy of the Saranac Lake Rotary Club welcome Freshmen during Orientation period. Dr. McKee receives Award from Dr. Kissane for Meritorious Service. P. S. C. BEGINS 25th YEAR New students arrived at PSC on September 11 and 12. An orien­ tation committee, under the di­ rection of the Student Council, provided student guides for the newcomers while they made ar­ rangements for living quarters and procedures necessary for re­ gistration. New students number­ ed about five hundred, bringing the total enrollment to over 1,100 students. An afternoon reception was held on Sunday, September 12, in Bux­ ton Gymnasium, giving parents an opportunity to meet faculty mem­ bers. An orientation assembly was held on Monday evening, Septem­ ber 13 for freshmen. Classes be­ gan at 8:00 A.M. Wednesday, Sep­ tember 15. Annual National Hotel And Motel Exhibition P.S.C. DINNER ON NOV. 8; 6 p.m. The annual National Hotel & Motel Exhibition will be held in New York City at the Colosseum, November 8, 9, 10 and 11, 1971. Alumni who plan to attend the dinner at Mamma Leoni’s Ris- torante (239 West 48th Street) should make out their checks for $9.70 per person and mail them to Professor Harry Purchase, Hotel Department Head, Paul Smith’s College, Paul Smiths, New York 12970, for reservations. The price includes gratuities and tax. The menu is given below: Antipasto Shrimp Cocktail Leoni Pesce O Arrosto Pasta Manicotti Boneless Chicken Parmigiana Torte & Gelati Spumoni The College Chapter of Food Services Executives Association will be present, sponsored by the (Cont’d on page 4, col. 1) Dr. McKee Retires Dr. David Rice McKee, after twenty-five years of dedicated teaching and service to Paul Smith’s College, retired on June 6, 1971. At the graduation ceremonies on June 6, 1971, Dr. Kissane, Pres­ ident of the Board of Trustees, paid tribute to Dr. McKee. Fol­ lowing the graduation exercise at a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees, Dr. McKee was present­ ed with an award on behalf of the Board of Trustees, the Adminis tration, faculty, and student body. The award was in recognition of “his meritorious service as Pro­ fessor and Department Head in the development and operation of the College through its first twenty-five years; for loyalty to its objectives; for faithfulness in the performance of his duties; for devotion to his students; for being a great teacher and a good friend to all.” Prior to coming to Paul Smith’s, Dr. McKee had already achieved a distinguished career. He earned a B.A. degree from Princeton Uni­ versity (1924) and his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University (1932). Dr. McKee taught at Johns Hop­ kins University after his grad­ uation. During World War II, Dr. McKee served with the Office of Special Services (Intelligence). He was an interpreter at the Nurem- burg Trials following the war. Dr. McKee was on the faculty when Paul Smith’s College first opened its doors in 1946. In his twenty-five year tenure from 1946 to 1971, Dr. McKee taught Bus­ iness Law, History, English, Ad­ vanced Composition, World Liter­ ature and French. He was a leader in the develop­ ment of the Jenkins Mountain Ski Center in 1950. His abiding inter­ est in the outdoors was further il­ lustrated by his roles in the early development of the Outing Club and the PSC Ski Team. Under the able tutelage of Dr. McKee, the ski teams were to bring many honors to Paul Smith’s. Helen McKee, his wife, joined (cont’d on page 2, col. 1)

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