Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Paul Smith’s College Inducts Ten Alumni, Staff, and Supporters into Hall of Fame

PAUL SMITHS, NY –This past Saturday, Paul Smith’s College inducted ten individuals who have had a profound impact on furthering the College’s mission and academic excellence into the College’s Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame event was attended by over 100 students, staff, faculty, alumni, and supporters of the College.

The ten inductees are:
• Dr. H. David Chamberlain
• Frank R. Cubley
• Jamie Eaton ’97
• Richard Longtin
• James Lord ’55
• David O’Brien ’63
• Dr. Howell G. Pickett
• Patricia & Paul Pillis ’69
• James Tucker
• James Voorhies ’72

More information about the inductees can be found here.

Pictures of the Naming Ceremony, Hall of Fame Event, and Video Celebrating the Inductees at the link here.

Prior to the Hall of Fame Celebration, there was the official unveiling of the Paul Smith’s Conference Room at Hotel Saranac something that was announced in June 2021. The room and adjacent hallway are adorned with historical images from Paul Smith’s College.

Left to right: Paul Pillis ’69 and Pat Pillis, Sharon Sorgule, Cheryl Culotta, and Paul Sorgule. Photo provided by Sarah Wheeler, Paul Smith’s College Director of Marketing & Communications.

President Nicholas Hunt-Bull said, “The Hall of Fame inductee was not just a chance to celebrate these remarkable individuals who left an indelible mark on Paul Smith’s College. It was also an opportunity for
us to gather with supporters of the College from all across the state and nation to talk about our future as a preeminent institution in preparing students for a meaningful life and a successful career. We offer our heartfelt thanks to the Roedel family, the owners of the Hotel Saranac, for naming the Hotel Saranac conference room after the College. Their continued partnership with Paul Smith’s College is essential to the achievement of our students and the economic growth of the region.”


The Hall of Fame committee honors individuals from five categories: faculty and administrators, distinguished staff, distinguished alumni, athletics, and community partners/friends of the College.

About Paul Smith’s College:

As the only four-year institution of higher education located in the Adirondack Park in upstate New York, Paul Smith’s provides real-world, hands-on learning in fields such as business and hospitality, culinary management, forestry, environmental sciences, and natural resources. We can draw on industries and resources available in our backyard while preparing students for successful careers anywhere. Our community of resourceful, enterprising, supportive, and adventurous individuals collectively provides experiential education, student support in the classroom and beyond, and meaningful opportunities for our alumni. We pride ourselves on research and advocacy on issues that improve our planet and the lives of the people who inhabit it. Learn more at


Photo at top: Left to right: Joan Weill, Phil Saunders, Caroline Lussi, and Kathy Welling. Photo provided by Sarah Wheeler, Paul Smith’s College Director of Marketing & Communications.

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