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William Smith Alums Welcome Seniors

The William Smith Alumnae Association will host a brunch to welcome graduating William Smith seniors into the Association. The Senior Brunch, now in its 37th year, is a hallmark moment for graduating women at William Smith and will take place on May 13, at 12 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center.

During the brunch, select students will receive awards, the deans will toast the graduating class, and all seniors will receive the final symbolic bracelet charm to complete the set they began collecting as first years. Sarah Wethey Heieck ’97 and William Smith senior class president Hannah Sorgi ’14 will be the event’s featured speakers.

Heieck, who earned a B.A. in mathematics from William Smith, is the president of the Geneva Scholarship Associates Board, an organization that provides local  students with scholarships to attend HWS. She is a pharmaceutical sales representative for Pfizer Inc., a multinational pharmaceutical company, and is extremely involved in the local community.

Sorgi, a religious studies major and education minor, and a student in the education program, was the recipient of the Spirit of William Smith Award her first year and of the William Smith Congress Award, presented at Moving Up Day this year. Sorgi has been active with the Campus Activities Board, Hillel, Campus Peer Ministry, and Women’s Collective. She resided as the chairperson of William Smith Judicial Board for three years, and the Civic Leader for the Big Brother Big Sister program, as well as several others. She has been named to Dean’s list.

“I think senior festivities are important for William Smith seniors because it’s finally a time for us to kick back and enjoy everything that William Smith has given us over these past four years,” says Sorgi. “I hope the brunch will brings us together as William Smith women in whatever way each person has experienced that to be.”

Following the brunch, attendees will proceed to the William Smith Hill for the class tree planting.