Bennett honored by the National Women's Hall of Fame
(July 13, 2004) Geneva, N.Y. — In recognition of her years of service, The National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, N.Y., recently honored Hobart and William Smith Professor Sheila K. Bennett with the establishment of an internship that bears her name.
The Sheila K. Bennett Internship is a summer position that supports the educational programming of the Hall, and involves outreach to people between the ages of 18 and 35. Blending the mission of the Hall and Bennett's areas of study, preference is given to internship candidates majoring in international studies, women's studies and/or women's history, as well as Hobart and William Smith students.
The position for this summer has been filled, but Billie Luisi-Potts, executive director of the Hall, urges interested students to apply in early spring for future years.
Bennett is professor of sociology and Asian languages and cultures at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Over the years she has served as vice president of the Hall and on the Hall's induction selection, education, development and finance committees.
Bennett came to the Colleges in 1990 following serving in administrative capacities at Emory University, and served as dean of faculty and provost to 2000. Prior to coming to the Colleges, she taught sociology at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges.
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