The new Terrier Trek program kicked off Sept. 9 with events in Akron and New York and will continue through Oct. 21.
An extension of Hiram’s new Tech and Trek program, Terrier Treks connect past, present, and future Hiram Terriers, family, and friends for special Hiram-style gatherings. This year’s program wraps up with a “Trek Home” on Hiram Hill, Oct. 21, before the Homecoming football game.
Visit the button below to read about the details of each Trek, which are hosted by Hiram alumni, and sign up to join a Trek near you!
Upcoming Treks are scheduled in:
Canton, OH (Sept. 16) - Clean-up project at Nimishillen Creek Washington, DC (Sept. 16) - Hike at Theodore Roosevelt Park Columbus, OH (Sept. 17) – Wander and hike at Highbanks Metropark Cincinnati, OH (Sept. 23) - Making quilts for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Atlanta, GA (Sept. 24) – Explore the community at Atlanta Streets Alive Miami, FL (Sept. 30) – Build a fence at historic Virginia Beach Key Twin Cities, MN (Sept. 30) - Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Annapolis, MD (Oct. 1) - Stroll together enjoying First Sunday Arts Events Lake County, OH (Oct. 7) – Trail creation for hayrides at Lake Metro Parks New York, NY (Oct. 12) – Photo safari in Central Park Hiram, OH / Field Station (Oct. 14) – Interactive hike and tour Youngstown, OH (Oct. 14) - Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley Chicago, IL (Oct. 21) – Volunteer for Feed My Starving Children Hiram, OH / Hiram Campus (Oct. 21) – Trek Home and take an extended walking tour of campus
Save the dates for our first Family Fun Series for alumni, family, and friends! Events are planned for October, January, and April; and each event offers you discounted rates on tickets for your family and friends.
The Hiram College Class of 1960 is holding their 12th annual reunion at Oglebay Resort on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 27 and 28. Anyone who attended Hiram from 1958 to 1964 is invited to join. Contact Linda (Price) Jardini '60 for further details at email@example.com or 412.728.8423.
Travel to Italy with Hiram Alumni
Bucket List Italy: Venice to Rome!
Oct. 1 – 10, 2018
Join us for this ultimate "bucket list" trip to Italy. Hiram and Patricia (Haskett) Hajifotiou '84 of The Olive Odysseys will host this ten-day adventure in Italy starting in Venice and ending in Rome. Featuring skip-the-line tickets, Venice by night, cooking lessons in a medieval Tuscan village, food shopping in Bologna, climbing the leaning tower in Pisa, fast track private transportation, charming Chianti villages, Roman history highlights, and so much more. Patricia and her husband have been leading tours in Europe and beyond for 19 years. Come and enjoy the small group experience!
Next year’s Alumni Weekend is scheduled for June 15-17, 2018. All classes ending in 3 or 8 (2008, 1983, etc) will be celebrating milestone reunions. If you would like to be a part of your class’s reunion planning committee, please contact Jackie Noall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humans of Hiram
Our new Humans of Hiram spotlight features a different Hiram faculty, staff, student, alumni or friend each month. Today we feature Brad Goodner from our Biology Department.
Brad Goodner Ph.D. – Professor of Biology
Professor of Biology, Brad Goodner, grew up near the Red River in Wichita Falls, TX. He has a B.S. in Biochemistry from Texas A&M and earned his Ph.D. in Biology from Purdue University. When asked what is his favorite thing about Hiram, Brad replied “the true sense of community. I truly believe that most, if not all, of the faculty, staff, and students want the best for each other.”
Professor Goodner says that he strives to be a life-long learner who is always willing to laugh at himself. He enjoys cooking in his spare time, and hopes to open his own lunch-only diner after he retires with a new menu every day – noting that he and his daughters daydream about menus. We asked him to share a funny fact about himself, and his response illuminates his true dedication to his craft. “With my wife's permission, I once went two weeks using deodorant on only one armpit just to do a microbiology experiment for my class. It did feel strange."