Paul Smith’s College
Paul Smith's College is a private college located in Paul Smiths, New York. It is the only four-year institution of higher education within the Adirondack State Park. Paul Smith's offers both two- and four-year programs in many fields, including natural resources, fisheries and wildlife science, forestry, recreation, biology, hotel & restaurant management, culinary arts, and business.
Paul Smith's College was founded through a bequest of Phelps Smith, son of Apollos Smith, whose Paul Smith's Hotel was a famous 19th century establishment. The first class was matriculated in 1946, and was loosely based on the original hotel's business model. Paul Smith's College specializes in natural sciences, hotel management and culinary arts. Along with the money to start a school, Phelps also left more than 20,000 acres (80 kmï¿½) of land. Paul Smith's is located northwest of Saranac Lake, New York, in the hamlet of Paul Smiths in the Town of Brighton.
Paul Smith's College offers a dynamic educational setting that encourages active engagement in learning experiences to foster creativity, ethical and intellectual growth. The College's integrated educational approach links traditional and experimental learning to discovery, discipline and creativity. Utilizing classrooms and laboaratories, fieldwork and internship experiences, Paul Smith's students gain knowledge and skills to equip them for rewarding careers and life-long learning. Located within the Adirondack Park, the College is a dramatic, complex natural setting, with an historical perspective on stewardship and hospitality. The College practices sound principles of sustainable development, encouraging environmental awareness and an enviromentally sound campus. Students participation in recreational, cultural, student life and community service activities promotes individual growth, understanding, and awareness of others. These attributes complement the distinctive educational experience of Paul Smith's to prepare students well for successful living and leadership poistions in their communities and careers.
John T. Dillon - Former Chairman, International Paper Jon L. Luther - CEO of Dunkin' Donuts Steve Ross - CEO of Time Warner John Jackson Zupa - Painter, Writer, and star of web series Hardware Stories John Mitzewich - YouTube celebrity chef Laura James - daughter of Dynasty actor John James and winner of America's Next Top Model Cycle 19 Arthur Buezo, Christian Cardiello, James Ford, and Eric Munley Members of The Blind Owl Band
Rural 14,200 acres (57 km2)