In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of World War II, the Colleges paused to reflect on the changes that transformed the nation and campus during the war years. Like colleges and universities across the country, Hobart and William Smith was invested in supporting the war efforts nationally and abroad. In 1943, then President of the Colleges John Milton Potter launched the Navy V-12 training program, bringing an influx of young naval officers to the Colleges at a time when enrollment was hovering just below 30 students.

Warren Shaddock '46, P'756, GP'09 was a Senior at Brighton High School in Rochester, NY when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred on Dec. 7, 1941  Read More