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For academically accomplished students, there is no higher recognition than admission to Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest academic honor society in the United States. Of nearly 300 PBK chapters nationwide, Zeta of New York was the 23rd founded, making it older than many American colleges and universities.

For four years, Super Bowl Champion Ali Marpet ’15 protected Statesman teammate Dom Ellis ’15 on Boswell Field; recently U.S. Secret Service Officer Ellis met with his former classmate on his turf at the White House. From 2011 to 2014, Ali Marpet ’15 and Dom Ellis ’15 and the rest of their classmates led the

Fred Matt ’81, president of the fourth-generation brewery F.X. Matt Brewing Co., reflects on the family business, its longevity and effective management in the Syracuse Post-Standard’s weekly series on leadership. The Syracuse Post-Standard’s weekly “Conversation on Leadership” series recently featured Fred Matt ’81, president of the fourth-generation brewery F.X. Matt Brewing Co. The company, started by Matt’s

Feven Yohannes ’04 and her identical twin sister Helena have always seen beauty as a way to connect with other women. For the Eritrean refugees born in a camp in Sudan, makeup was a way to form relationships in their predominantly white neighborhood in Rochester, N.Y., and how Yohannes built friendships on the Hobart and William

If you’ve been looking for a great read to fill your summer days, look no further. From engaging nonfiction to page-turning thrillers, you’re sure to find something you love in this compilation of works written by members of the Hobart and William Smith community. We’re continuing to compile a list of HWS Alum Authors. See

Diplomacy is only as productive as each party’s capacity to listen. This principle, which Mustafa Sayed ’11 absorbed from mentors around the globe, serves as a model for his work as executive director of the Pakistan-China Institute. Based in Islamabad, Sayed heads the think tank’s efforts to promote dialogue among Pakistan, China and neighboring countries. By informing

At Closed Loop Systems, cofounder and CEO Jacob Fox ’16 is turning organic waste into a regenerative solution. “Not many people know this but we have degraded over 60 percent of our global topsoil and there are not a lot of ways of replenishing that,” says Jacob Fox ’16. “Soil provides so many ecosystem services

“Your mentor only has one hour for you. What are you going to use it for?” Ruiwan Xu ’11 likes to ask young professionals. Her advice? Touch base with them during life’s big moments. And leave the conversation having added value. Xu is the founder and CEO of CareerTu, an online school in digital marketing, data analysis

A yearlong celebration — honoring the 1822 founding of Hobart College and the two-century history of Hobart and William Smith — begins in 2022. “There are fewer than 75 colleges and universities in the country that have stood longer than we have,” says Hobart College Dean and Professor of Philosophy Scott Brophy ’78, P’12. Brophy and

The epic biography of Malcolm X — coauthored by Tamara Payne ’88 and her father, the late Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Les Payne P’88 — previously won the National Book Award for Non-Fiction. The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X is the winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. The culmination of