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The HWS Update

Stephen L. Cohen ’67 Leadership Case Competition Established at HWS. While the 2019-2020 academic year presented a myriad of challenges due to COVID-19, one silver lining was all of the virtual co-curricular opportunities for college students. Amy Forbes, director of the Centennial Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and four students from the HWS Leads

Jamey Mulligan ’07 has been selected as a judge for the $100 million XPRIZE for carbon removal, a global competition designed to fight climate change by rebalancing the Earth’s carbon cycle. A senior scientist at Amazon, Jamey Mulligan ’07 is serving on a panel of 12 judges for the four-year XPRIZE competition for carbon removal,

Through seven internships and an independent study project, Shayna Riggins ’22 has explored the fields of advertising and media. Since attending an advertising camp in high school, Shayna Riggins ’22 says she has been drawn to the field that holds the power to influence beliefs, opinions and behavior—and makes the world a more equitable place.

The Trustee Community Service Award was presented this month to Betsy Hacker Dexheimer ’57, GP ’18 for her decades of service in Western New York communities. Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Board of Trustees recognized Betsy Hacker Dexheimer ’57, GP ’18 as the ninth recipient of the Trustee Community Service Award. The Board voted unanimously

The Entrepreneurial Endeavors podcast wraps up its first season. Matt Nusom ’23 is the host of “Entrepreneurial Endeavors,” an Entrepreneurial Studies Department podcast featuring interviews with alums who have launched a company or venture. The season finale, shared on Dec. 8, features an interview with Honorary Trustee Thomas Bozzuto ’68, L.H.D. ’18, chairman and co-founder

One of the Herons top athletes, Madeline Buckley’15 has been named head coach of women’s soccer at Macalester College. Currently serving as the top assistant soccer at Bowdoin College, Madeline Buckley ’15 was recently announced as the next head coach of the women’s soccer team at Macalester College. As a Heron, Buckley had a decorated career

Launching a career in diplomatic relations, Denzel Degollado’19 has been awarded a Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship that provides $90,000 in benefits, two internships and employment in the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer. Following a highly competitive national contest, Denzel Degollado ’19 has been selected as a 2022 Charles B. Rangel

Students discuss branding with HWS Media and Society alums who work for Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, Food52 and NBC’s Peacock. The alums hold advanced degrees from Cornell, Dartmouth and Emerson. During the Media and Society capstone class on branding, Associate Professor of Media and Society Leah Shafer facilitated a Zoom panel with her seniors and

A gift from Dr. Edward Franks ’72 endows a permanent fund in memory of Professor of Religious Studies Richard Heaton, in recognition of the late professor’s contributions to awareness of human rights. The Heaton/Franks Endowed Professorship in Human Rights and Genocide has been established by Dr. Edward Franks ’72 in memory of his former mentor,

Thankful for his enlightening education, Austin Hassett ’69 gives back. Austin Hassett ’69 was a young man looking to expand both his education and his world when he transferred to HWS after earning an associate’s degree. His time at HWS was so consequential that he has decided to give back by making a planned gift