County Legislature Honoring Hilbert Board Chairperson

Release Date:
July 20, 2012
Matt Heidt,

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III will honor Ann Swan, chairperson of the Hilbert College Board of Trustees, with a Legislature proclamation in recognition of her receiving the college’s 2012 President’s Medal. The proclamation will officially be presented on-campus at 10 a.m. July 26 in the Franciscan Hall Board Room, located on the second floor.

“It is an honor to recognize Mrs. Swan and her outstanding efforts to provide valuable education and services to her community. At Session No. 14 of the Erie County Legislature, the members unanimously approved a proclamation recognizing Mrs. Swan for her exemplary public service and being named the recipient of the Hilbert College President’s Medal,” said Rath.
Swan received the President’s Medal, one of the college’s highest honors, at Hilbert’s 51st annual commencement ceremony in recognition of “her steadfast belief in the vitality of Hilbert and enriching the institution’s future, her support in fostering the success of Hilbert students and for her esteemed leadership.”
A Clarence resident, Swan is currently serving her third term as chairperson of Hilbert’s board.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.