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Milton Hershey School alumnus Rev. Dr. Clark E. Hobby ’47 recently was honored posthumously by the Coalition for Residential Education.

Milton Hershey School Alumnus Honored with CORE Award

Milton Hershey School alumnus Rev. Dr. Clark E. Hobby ’47 recently was honored posthumously with the 2017 Alumnus of the Year Award by the Coalition for Residential Education (CORE) during the CORE Annual Residential Excellence Conference.

The Alumnus of the Year Award is one of several CORE awards that honor outstanding staff, students, and supporters whose tireless dedication and steadfast contributions exemplify the essence of residential education.

Rev. Dr. Hobby passed away in April of 2017. His son will receive the award on his behalf.

Hobby was enrolled at Milton Hershey School in 1936 following the death of his parents. He graduated from the school, which he commonly referred to as “home,” after 11 years. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He became an ordained minister. He completed his Bachelor of Science while working 40 hours a week to support his young family.

Later, he completed a Master of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, and did graduate work at the Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree at United Theological Seminary in 1979.

He was a director on the board at Wittenberg University for over 30 years. He received Milton Hershey School’s Alumnus of the Year Award in 1972.

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