Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees Maureen Collins Zupan '72, P'09 was recently presented with the President's Medal by Hobart and William Smith President Mark D. Gearan in recognition of her deep and multifaceted contributions to her alma mater.
Currently a financial planner for Sagemark Consulting, Zupan graduated magna cum laude from William Smith with a B.A. in mathematics. Since then, she has remained a visible member of the William Smith alumnae community and her service to the Colleges has been wide-ranging.
Since 1993, Zupan has been a member of the Board and has become a leader among leaders, serving as vice chair since 1997. In 1996, she was the national co-chair of the Special Gifts effort for the Colleges' Campaign. Most recently, she provided guidance through her work on the Centennial Fund and Centennial Steering Committees.
She has been a significant member of the William Smith Alumnae Association, helping to coordinate seven class reunions and taking an active role in inspiring other William Smith alumnae to make the College a philanthropic priority through her contributions to the Annual Fund and William Smith-specific funds, including the Heron Society and the William Smith Centennial Fund.
In 1992, Zupan founded the Collins Family Scholarship with her father John F. Collins P'72, P'74, P'84, P'90, GP'09 and her sisters Jean Collins Van Etten '74, Joan Collins Dosky '84 and Frances J. Collins Rogers '90. That scholarship has helped deserving students attain a Hobart and William Smith education.
In addition to working tirelessly to ensure that students have access to the same quality education she experienced, Zupan has hosted and spoken at numerous HWS events and has sponsored several student externships.