San Damiano Award Nominations Being Accepted

SanDamianoOn Friday September 23rd, the 11th annual San Damiano Awards will be held as part of True Blue Weekend.

We are looking for your help in selecting this year’s award recipients.  Via the link below, please find a listing of each award presented, its description and a nomination form (via hyperlink). Also included on this page is a list of past recipients for these awards.

Please send your nominations to, or drop it in the Institutional Advancement mailbox by NOON on Friday August 5.

Thank you for your help in making this event a truly special one for the entire Hilbert family!

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News & Notes – July 15

— Summer camp for future filmmakers at Hilbert — report from Mike Randall, WKBW-TV >>>

— The July/August issue of Analog (currently on newsstands) contains the collaborative poem “Soft Collisions” by Hilbert English professor Herb Kauderer and noted New Hampshire poet Scott E. Green.

In addition, Professor Kauderer’s poem “Devils You Know” has appeared in Bête Noire #22.  “looking up” appears in Ink, Sweat & Tears for June 2 , and “taking the cure” appears in The Fib Review #24 at .

The Summer 2016 issue of Star*Line contains the poems “Work in Progress” and “epitaph for an ogre” as well an article on craft titled “Tracking Untitled Poems or Poems Intended for Collections” all by Professor Kauderer.

In addition, the Summer Star*Line also contains the poem “Space station tourists” by Hilbert CSIA professor Alan Katerinsky.


— July CEL Sessions

Wed., July 20, 6-7 p.m., BH 105BRubric Formation, by Dr. C. Ernst

For those who have not used rubrics before and/or would like a more comprehensive discussion, please join us.  See attached flyer for a fuller account of what you can expect to take away from this session.

Thurs., July 21, 10-11 a.m., BH 105BMeet-&-Greet:  An Orientation to Hilbert’s Online Teacher Certification Course, by Jenna Dulak

Another five-week session of the certification course will be offered, starting 7/31 and ending 9/4.  The Meet-&-Greet session is an important preview of what you can expect from the course experience.

Thurs., July 28, 5:15-6:30 p.m., BH 105BNew Faculty Orientation Session, by Dr. C. Ernst

Another iteration of the orientation sessions held in June for new full- and part-time faculty.

Fri., July 29, 2-3:30 p.m., BH 105BNew Faculty Orientation Session, by Dr. C. Ernst


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Nominations for Star Awards

Please submit the name and a brief explanation of how the nominee has gone above and beyond to help advance Hilbert’s mission and strategic plan, Vision 2017, to your respective Vice President.  Nominations are reviewed by the Administrative Council; as the final decision is made by the Council, administrators are not eligible for nomination.

Nominations for Star Awards, to be presented at the August College-Wide meeting, should be submitted by Monday, July 25.

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Invitation to the Feast of Pardon

feastOn Tuesday, August 2nd at 9:00 am in St. Clare Chapel, we will once again be celebrating Mass for the Feast of Pardon with  Fr. Jud Weiksnar, OFM. Our celebration will be followed by breakfast in the Dining Hall.

Please RSVP by Friday, July 22nd to or (716) 926-8924.


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Hilbert College Names Jill Cole Director of Residence Life & Judicial Affairs

JColeAfter a national search, Jill Cole has been named Director of Residence Life and Judicial Affairs at Hilbert College.  Cole began her new role this week.

Cole has served in various roles in the Office of Housing and Residence Life at Daemen College, including a stint as Associate Director of Residential Education.  She also held the roles of Resident Coordinator, Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life, and Interim Director of Housing and Residence Life.

Most recently, Cole was a consultant for Campus Labs, where she maintained a portfolio of 45 campuses throughout the northeast providing education, training, and support on student engagement, success, and other trends in higher education.

Cole is well-versed in sexual assault education, student engagement, compliance, and various student affairs topics.  She is a member of several committees and professional associations, including the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.  Cole is certified in CPR and Safe Zone Training, and she has completed numerous trainings related to diversity and campus safety.

Cole earned her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration and Adult Learning from Post University and her bachelor’s degree in business economics from SUNY Cortland.  Her parents (Mike Cole ’81 and Beth Ward ’82) are Hilbert alumni.

Cole, originally from Rochester, N.Y., currently resides in Buffalo.

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SAVE THE DATE – College-Wide Meetings

The next College-Wide Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 9.

The January College-Wide Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

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Save the Date – Summer Student Orientations

August 5 & 26 – Freshman Orientation | 8:15 am – 5 pm

August 25 – Adult/Transfer Orientation | 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Athletics Update – July 15

Hyman and Schwab Headline Hilbert NEAC Scholar-Athletes

2015-16 NEAC Scholar-Athletes

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its 2015-16 Scholar-Athlete team today and Hilbert College placed an all-time high number of student-athletes on the Academic All-Conference team.

16 Hawks achieved a 3.4 or higher combined grade point average for the fall and spring semesters during the 2015-16 academic year.  As a league, a total of 787 student-athletes were honored and set a new all-time high number of scholars in an academic year.

Juniors Nathaniel Hyman and Adam Zawadzki earned their third-consecutive honor for the men’s lacrosse program while, in only their second year in the league, the men’s volleyball program placed three repeat performers.

Korey Schwab, a 2016 3rd Team All-Conference player on the court, and junior Nathaniel Hyman, a 1st Team All-Conference lacrosse athlete in 2015, earned a perfect 4.0 to lead the Hilbert charge this year.

Joining Schwab in the back-to-back honors are sophomore Austin Good (lacrosse), junior Adam Heftka (volleyball), sophomore Brett Kane (volleyball), junior Matthew Simon (lacrosse) and sophomore Grant Stockman (lacrosse).

Junior lacrosse goalie Brenden Deady picked-up his second honor before his December 2015 graduation.

Receiving their first recognition this year are seniors Bryan Binaxas and David DeCocq, academic junior Tanner Makowski, sophomores Chase Harmon and Travis Hicks as well as freshmen Michael Podgorny and Elijah Ryan.

2016-17 Student-Athlete NCAA Compliance Meetings Set

Mark your calendars!

The Annual NCAA Student-Athlete Compliance meeting dates have been scheduled so that our athletes can return to campus in the fall and hit the ground running….

It is Mandatory that each student-athlete attend a meeting and be cleared to compete before (s)he will be allowed to participate in athletics during the 2016-17 academic year.

These meetings will cover all required NCAA paperwork, Hilbert College Athletics Student-Athlete Code of Conduct, as well Athletic Training policies and procedures.

Each student-athlete MUST have a physical from their primary care physician on file dated March 2016 or more recent.  All forms must be uploaded directly to a database for Greg Peri, Director of Sports Medicine.
Follow this link for instructions:     CLICK HERE

Below are the dates for ALL the teams meeting dates:

Fall Sports:

Friday            8/19/16        4:00pm         Bogel 101                 M/W Soccer
Sunday          8/21/16        2:00pm         Bogel 160                 M/W Cross-Country/W Volleyball
TBD                TBD                TBD                TBD                         Golf

Winter/Spring Sports Additional Mtgs. for all Athletes:

In order to accommodate everyone’s schedule, TWO additional session times have been reserved.
Athletes must attend their assigned meeting date for their team

Tuesday           8/30/16       6:30pm             Bogel 101                 M/W Lacrosse/W Basketball/M Volleyball
Wednesday      8/31/16       6:30pm             Bogel 101                 M Basketball/Baseball/Softball

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact coach Kelly Starchok (, NCAA Compliance and Student Services Coordinator.

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News & Notes – July 1

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – The United States Presidential Inauguration will be streamed on January 20, 2017 in Bogel 101.

PHOTO GALLERY — 26th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament


Hilbert in the News
The Buffalo NewsHilbert College names interim provost

The Buffalo NewsFour Western New York colleges earn reaccreditation

The Buffalo NewsDauria to coach lacrosse at Hilbert

The Buffalo NewsHilbert names Drew Fittry as head baseball coach

The Buffalo NewsWhy I want my kids to major in English — Opinion by Dr. James Golden

The Buffalo NewsBusiness People – Featuring Michelle Held, Hilbert’s Director of Philanthropy Research and Strategy

NU Purple Eagles – Fittry named head coach at Hilbert College

East Aurora Bee – Hilbert College to offer hoops camps



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WBB Player Receives Honor from Senator Gallivan

Hilbert women’s basketball player Shannon Rogers was given a Proclamation from New York State Senator Patrick Gallivan for her accomplishments on and off the basketball court.  Congratulations Shannon!



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