by Andrew Wickenden '09
The Hobart Alumni Association awarded Eric Hall Anderson
'59 a Lifetime Service Award, given in honor of his exceptional
support as a volunteer, leader, donor and advocate for HWS.
During Reunion weekend, Eric Hall Anderson '59 was presented with the prestigious Distinguished Service Award for Lifetime Service on behalf of the Hobart Alumni Association.
"Eric Hall Anderson has distinguished himself as a leadership volunteer, donor and activist for Hobart and William Smith," said Director of Alumni Relations Jared Weeden '91. "He really is one of these Colleges' most relentless advocates."
As a true supporter of the coordinate system, Anderson is a lifetime member of both the Statesmen Athletic Association and the Heron Society. He also currently serves as the Alumni Council's Chief Class Correspondent, is an active member of the HWS Club of Boston, and volunteers for Career Services and Reunion.
Anderson, who returned to campus to celebrate his 50th Reunion, has also established three endowed scholarship funds - the Ida Johnson Anderson Scholarship Fund, the Carl M. Anderson Endowed Scholarship Fund and the Eric Hall Anderson '59 Endowed Scholarship Fund - and is a devoted and ardent supporter of the Annual Fund.
"In gratitude for all that he has done, and all that he is doing for Hobart, for William Smith, for Hobart and William Smith, it is my distinct pleasure on behalf of the Alumni Association to present the Lifetime Service Award, on this the occasion of his 50th Reunion, to Eric Hall Anderson of the great Class of 1959," said Weeden as he presented the Award.
"This is truly, 100 percent a surprise," Anderson said while accepting the award. His message was short but poignant as he tried to hold back tears. "My thanks. My thanks to Hobart and William Smith."