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Harrison J. Hummel III


Class of 1974
Harrison J. Hummel III Inducted: 2000

Herkimer native and visionary president of the largest independent office products company in Upstate New York, Harrison “Chip” Hummel III has used his success to create a broad, positive, public impact throughout the villages and towns of the Mohawk Valley and Central New York. He is the recipient of many business leader awards and honors.

For over 25 years Hummel has assumed leadership roles addressing local needs of children, the elderly and infirm, and those seeking self improvement through higher education. His involvement as a community volunteer and philanthropist underscores a deep personal belief in giving to his community. At the time of his induction, Hummel is on record as having made the largest individual philanthropic contribution to Herkimer College in its history. In appreciation for his years of involvement and unprecedented support of the College, Herkimer College’s Corporate and Professional Education Center has been selected to carry the Hummel Family name.