Hobart student Jamar Green ‘12 has his hands full this summer. He is interning for the Intercultural Affairs Office at HWS and, as a media and society major, he will be involved in the post-production and editing of a film the office is creating for incoming international students, as well as those that are helped by New York State’s Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and the HWS Academic Opportunity Program (AOP). Using footage taken during this year’s recent Senior Week, the film will serve as a welcome to future students from current and graduating International, HEOP and AOP students.
Green is a dance major as well, so when he isn’t busy in post-production, he travels to Rochester to teach a hip-hop dance class at the Sweet Peas Dance Studio. As a co-choreographer for the HWS HipNotiQs step team and a dancer in Koshare, it is clear that Green is passionate about his dancing. In his first year at Hobart, he and the Sweet Peas competed nationally on the popular BET television show “106 and Park” where hip-hop artists such as LL Cool J and T-Pain were in attendance. He is also the junior board president of Sankofa, the black student union that is devoted to increasing and maintaining the awareness of issues that affect Africa.
“Sankofa,” explains Green, is an African saying that meant “You must always recognize your past before you can move to your future.”
His past includes being a volunteer football, track, lacrosse, and basketball coach in his native city of Syracuse. In the future, Green hopes to continue to be involved in movie production, as well as starting his own record label and overseeing music studios. He also is a writer in the Office of Communications.