Where HB Grads Are Now
Dana Smythe Hollister '81
Who She Is
Dana spent her entire childhood at Hathaway Brown, living through the ups and downs of the 1970s on our campus. While she was in the Upper School, Dana was a member of the HB's field hockey team and she fondly remembers a special field trip to New York, where she and her classmates learned about photography by touring the Rochester Institute of Technology and Kodak's headquarters. After graduation, she went on to study at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Her professional career has spanned both coasts, and she spent several years working as a print production manager in a variety of firms in Boston and San Francisco. She returned to Northeast Ohio to launch her own firm, Logolith, which distributes branded promotional merchandise to all sorts of companies. Eleven years later, she sold the business to concentrate on other projects.
What She Remembers Most About HB
"The best part about HB was making friendships that have lasted even until today. I was an HB student during a very tumultuous time when there was a lot of transition, but I still really enjoyed the students and the traditions. I always looked forward to Brown and Gold Day and I had a great time in many of my classes."
Why She Supports the School
"HB is an even better school today than it was when I was a student there. The students and faculty are much more interactive and the family atmosphere is even more pronounced. The HB family is much bigger. It's a challenging environment, but it's supportive at the same time. HB is an all-around great school and I am proud to support it."
What She Wants to Tell Her HB Sisters
"If you're interested in maintaining a connection with HB, you can get involved in so many ways. And donating to the school doesn't have to be complicated. For me, the decision was very easy and the process was, too. You may be surprised by how simple it really can be to make a big difference in the life of the school."
Where You Can Find Her
At home in Chagrin Falls with her husband, David, and spending time with the "Usual Suspects," a group of women from the Class of 1981 who still call Northeast Ohio home. Dana's proud that her nieces Katherine and Hanna Smythe share her alma mater, so she's spent quite a bit of time on campus watching them play field hockey and taking part in school events in recent years. She's looking forward to reconnecting with friends at her 30th reunion in 2011. In the meantime, send her an e-mail at email@example.com.
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