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The HWS Update

Twenty years ago, HWS students on Alternative Spring Break buried a time capsule. In March, a Zoom gathering celebrated the relationship between HWS and Mariam Boyd Elementary that has flourished ever since. Twenty years ago, Michael Harms Matthews ’00 was in his second year of teaching at Mariam Boyd Elementary through Teach for America. The

Grounded in a rich culture of student initiative at HWS, the founders of America Reads made a lasting impact at HWS. As Hobart celebrates its Bicentennial, the aura of past Hobart and William Smith students surrounds campus. More than 30 years ago, a group of HWS students – inspired by an education class taken with

HWS Master of Arts in Teaching candidate Katherine (Katie) Percoski ’21, MAT ’22 has been accepted into the U.S. Government’s flagship international exchange program.  Katie Percoski ’21, MAT ’22 is the recipient of a 2022 U.S. Student Fulbright Award to Bremen, Germany where she will serve as an English Teaching Assistant. Her position will begin

Program focuses on student identity, social justice and change    With a focus on systematic change and social justice, a new Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership program will begin in the fall. Building off Hobart and William Smith’s robust Educational Studies major and Teacher Education Program, the two-year master’s program analyzes and critiques the

Jesse Whelan-Small ’24 has been named a Newman Civic Fellow for his work with the FLX College Leaders Program. Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purpose of higher education, has named Jesse Whelan-Small ’24 as one of only 178 students nationwide who make up the 2022-2023 cohort of Newman Civic

Vincent to lead Alabama’s oldest private and historically black liberal arts college. Gregory J. Vincent ’83 has been named the 21st President of Talladega College. An acclaimed civil rights attorney, professor and former HWS President, Vincent currently serves as the Executive Director of the University of Kentucky Civil Rights and Education Initiative in collaboration with

Teacher and former Peace Corps Volunteer Shanelle France ’11 to offer keynote address. Shanelle France ’11 will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Celebrating Excellence event on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. The annual event will highlight the achievements of William Smith students, induct the newest members of the Laurel Honor Society, and

Gabriela Martinez ’22, who will enter the HWS Master of Science in Management program in the fall, looks back on her time as an undergraduate. What was your major and minor? Double major in Education and Anthropology with a minor in entrepreneurial studies. What were you involved in on campus? I was a teaching fellow

Through the FLX College Leader Program, HWS students assist Wayne County students through the college search process. The FLX College Leader Program is a 10-week course coordinated by HWS students who work remotely with high school juniors and seniors in Wayne County guiding them through the college search and application process. The program prepares HWS

Architecture and studio art double major Courtney Page ’22 is painting an imaginative underwater scene in the halls of the Geneva Lakefront Childcare Center. Courtney Page ’22 began painting an epic underwater scene in the hallways of the Geneva Lakefront Childcare Center in May. Several months in to the work, she has painted cartoon dolphins,