"Carved in Granite but Steeped in Change: West Point and the Making of Leaders"

Brigadier General (Ret.) Lance Betros to deliver 2013 Charlotte Cunneen-Hackett Lecture in Hudson River Valley History

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CONTACT: ANDREW VILLANI, HUDSON RIVER VALLEY INSTITUTE, (845) 575-3052

POUGHKEEPSIEOn Thursday, April 18, 2013, Brigadier General (Ret.) Lance Betros will present his lecture “Carved from Granite but Steeped in Change: West Point and the Making of Leaders” as a part of the Charlotte Cunneen-Hackett Lecture Series in Hudson River Valley History. Dr. Betros’s lecture will be held at Marist College in the Kondysar Presentation Room of the Hancock Center, room 2023, at 7:00 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Betros is the provost of the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Penn. Prior to this appointment, he was the professor and head of the Department of History at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, from which he graduated in 1977. His lecture will examine military leadership and character development at West Point.  His thesis is that “change, not continuity best describes the history of West Point since the centennial [1902].”

The Charlotte Cunneen-Hackett Lecture Series in Hudson River Valley History, established in 2001, was created to advance the appreciation of the rich heritage of the Hudson River Valley and promote its history. The Hudson River Valley Institute’s mission is to study and promote the Hudson River Valley and to provide educational resources for heritage tourists, scholars, educators, environmental organizations, the business community, and the general public. The institute’s projects include the biannual publication of The Hudson River Valley Review and the management of a dynamic digital library and leading regional portal site.

 

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