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Hillyer to Present Outstanding Young Alumnus Award to Lon Seidman '96, '98
Hillyer College will present its 2013 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award to a graduate who has achieved success in the worlds of business, politics, and electronic media.
All members of the University community are invited to attend the award ceremony, which will take place on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 4:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium.
This year’s Outstanding Young Alumnus Award will be presented to Lon Seidman '96, '98.
Seidman already has achieved success in a number of fields. In the field of business, Seidman worked at a global safety equipment company founded by his father, helping to expand opportunities in the U.S. and China.
He demonstrated a passion for politics during his years at the University of Hartford, participating in the Connecticut Legislative Internship program and serving as president of the Student Government Association. Seidman went on to successfully manage a Congressional campaign while still in his 20s. He also was elected to political office in his hometown, serving on the Board of Education and the Economic Development Comission.
Much of Seidman's success in business and politics stems from his understanding of the emerging power of social media and the impact of technology on economic models. Seidman has been an innovator and entrepreneur in the world of electronic media, and he currently runs CTTechJunkie.com, an online news site that focuses on technology.