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Smitty Story Hour: George and Fran Peroni, American Heroes and Paul Smith's Legends
Join us for a conversation about Professors Frances & George Peroni
on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 7 p.m. EST.

Affectionately known as "Ma" and "Pa" Peroni, Fran & George Peroni came to Paul Smiths after meeting in Europe during World War II. George followed Patton through the Battle of the Bulge, and Fran was a battlefield nurse. They were a perfect match, for each other and for the College. George, or more appropriately Mr. Peroni, taught in the Forestry Department while Fran, or simply Ma Peroni, in the Hotel and Restaurant department. They brought a military mindset to the classroom; no nonsense and no excuses. They maintained standards that brought their academic fields, Forestry and Hospitality, to recognized prominence and helped Paul Smith's find its niche in higher education. Whether around a warming fire in logging class or around a stove in a cooking class they advised, encouraged, mentored their students to successful careers.

Help us relive those days as we "Keep the Legends Alive" with stories and reminisces in this Smitty Story Hour.

The Smitty Story Hour series is brought to you by the Paul Smith's College Alumni Association.

Oct 14, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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