While national elections have captured media attention this fall, important elections have already taken place at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Recently, the Colleges each announced the new class presidents for the 2012-2013 academic year. Elections are run by each college’s respective student government and are distributed to the entire student body via e-mail.
“Working with our class presidents is perhaps one of the most exciting pieces of my role in student activities. Our class presidents represent the student voice in a very specific way. This is integral to the success of our efforts in the office of student activities, especially on a unique campus like HWS,” explains Jessie Marullo, who coordinates student programming.
Each class president has a specific mandate depending on his or her class year and is expected to represent his or her class in student government. In addition, class presidents meet as a separate council to address broad issues and plan events across various years. The following is an overview of students who have been selected to serve as class presidents during this academic year.
Senior Class Presidents:
Brianne Ellis ’13
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Major: Dual major of sociology/anthropology and Latin American studies, minor in child advocacy
Favorite Quote: “Love the life you live, live the life you love.” – Bob Marley
Raphael Durand ’13
Hometown: Menlo Park, Calif.
Major: international relations and economics
No. 1 goal for this year: Senior Week!
Junior Class Presidents:
Anna Dorman ’14
Hometown: Keene, N.H.
Major: international relations and environmental studies double major with minors in economics and Middle Eastern studies
No. 1 goal for this year: Make sure that we all have an awesome junior year with no regrets!
Trevor Short ’14
Hometown: Akron, N.Y.
Major: political science and international relations minor
No. 1 goal for this year: Creating a strong class cohesion among juniors and also getting an unforgettable spring concert!
Sophomore Class Presidents:
Rose Cherubin ’15
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Major: public policy with a concentration in healthcare and a minor in biology
No. 1 goal for this year: Create a cohesive community among the William Smith students as well as increase campus pride.
Michael Fields ’15
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Majors: economics, Spanish and Hispanic studies
Favorite Quote: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” –Michael Jordan.
First-Year Class Presidents:
Oriana Schneps ’16
Hometown: Cambridge, Mass.
Major: food science and sociology
Favorite Quote: “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Warren Lent ’16
Hometown: Medfield, Mass.
Major: political science
No. 1 goal for this year: Create an atmosphere full of respect and friendliness.