Commencement Ceremony | PHOTO GALLERY

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

What you hold, may you (always) hold,
What you do, may you (always) do and never abandon.
But with swift pace, light step,
Unswerving feet,
So that even your steps stir up no dust,
May you go forward
Securely, joyfully, and swiftly,
On the path of prudent happiness,
Not believing anything,
Not agreeing with anything
That would dissuade you from this resolution
Or that would place a stumbling block for you on the way,
So that you may offer your vows to the Most High
In the pursuit of that perfection
To which the Spirit of the Lord has called you.

-St. Clare of Assisi

Elementary School Presentation | PHOTO GALLERY

Our admissions staff teamed up with CRJ and the New York State Troopers K-9 Unit to offer a presentation to a group of 5th grade class at Martin Road Elementary in Lackawanna.
This all started when a young man, Antonio, a 5th grader, hand-wrote a letter to us asking for some Hilbert College information and a pennant to promote at their school.
They got more than they bargained for when Bert the Hawk showed up, along with the K-9 unit, admissions staff, and a certificate for Antonio granting him official status as a Hilbert College Junior Ambassador!

Hilbert’s Criminal Justice Ranked in Top 35 in the Nation

It’s an exciting time for the Hilbert Criminal Justice department! Our program was recently ranked #17 (out of 35) for the Top Criminal Justice Bachelor’s Degrees in the nation. The list was published by College Choice and features 35 colleges that offer full undergraduate degree programs in Criminal Justice.

According to College Choice,

To determine the best Criminal Justice programs we started first with the academic reputation of each school nationwide that offers the degree. We then examined retention rates, as it reflects student satisfaction. And we then took into account the affordability of the program and the early salaries of its graduates.

After our extensive research, we found those programs that are the country’s absolute best at training leaders in law enforcement and criminology. Our figures and information come from the university and colleges’ websites, PayScale, and nationally recognized U.S. News & World Report and The National Center for Education Statistics.

Take a look at the image below for more on Hilbert’s ranking, and head here to read the full article from collegechoice.net!

Holiday Concert with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra | PHOTO GALLERY

Our 11th annual Holiday Concert with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra featured a visit from Dr. Brophy, Hilbert’s incoming President. The BPO performed classic, fun Christmas tunes and also included a sing-along to a several holiday favorites. A piece from the popular holiday movie The Polar Express ended the night with everyone feeling festive and ready to begin the holiday season.

Tune into some of the selections played during the concert on our Spotify playlist here!

Hilbert’s Own Rachel Wozniak Awarded by Compass House

Rachel Wozniak (Assistant Director, Center for Career & Community Engagement) was recently awarded with the Martha Martin Youth Advocacy Award from Compass House, an emergency shelter for homeless youth in Erie County. The award was given in recognition of Wozniak’s work with Hilbert students via service learning and community engagement events to benefit Compass House and their clients.

Wozniak received the award during the Compass House’s “Big Hat & Tacky Tie Brunch,” an annual event hosted in support of Compass House’s programs.

Rachel Wozniak pictured with Lisa Freeman, Executive Director of Compass House

The Hilbert community is proud to support Compass House in their mission “To provide runaway, homeless and street youth with safe shelter and services, through a voluntary and mutually agreed-upon process, in an environment that supports dignity, respect and self-reliance.” Compass House is the area’s only shelter for both male and female youth, serving ages 12-17 with voluntary, confidential, and free services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Rachel Wozniak was joined at the event with the support of her husband Dan Wozniak, mother-in-law Mrs. Wozniak, sisters Connie Wittmeyer and Denise Williams, Director of the Center for Career and Community Engagement Katie Martoche, and Hilbert alum Erika Betz (’17).

We are extremely proud of the entire Hilbert family for continuously working hard to benefit our community. Please join us in congratulating Rachel if you see her around campus!