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Professor of Education Jamie MaKinster will administer a wide range of programs shaping campus operations and the academic and curricular focus of the institution. Beginning July 1, Professor of Education Jamie MaKinster will join the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs as Associate Provost for Curricular Initiatives and Development. “Alongside her strengths as an educator

Jessie Bartels ’21 reflects on her abroad experience in Australia. In 41 days, economics major and entrepreneurial studies minor Jessie Bartels ’21 says she created memories that will last a lifetime in Australia. While taking four classes at Curtin University, she learned to snorkel and sandboard, and visited such sites as Rottnest Island and The

Gabriela Martinez ’22 named a 2021 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, which honors student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities.  Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purpose of higher education, has named Gabriela Martinez ’22 as one of only 212 students nationwide who

“It’s so important that teachers be honored and nurtured,” says Nancy Malfitano Bailey ’71, noting that she has been concerned about the dwindling numbers of students enrolled in education programs for several years. “It alarmed me well before the pandemic — and teaching is so much harder now with everything that’s going on.”

During the Kinghorn Fellowship last year, Professor of Religious Studies Richard Salter ’86, P’15 explored the role of religion, education and public policy in the life of a global citizen. He recently shared the results of that work with the HWS community. On Thursday, March 18, Professor of Religious Studies Richard Salter ’86, P’15 shared the

Edie Falk ’21 has been accepted into City Year, a nonprofit organization partnered with AmeriCorps, that provides student support to high need urban schools. In August, Edie Falk ’21 will begin work as a mentor and teacher’s assistant for AmeriCorps’ City Year at a school in Buffalo, N.Y. In the position, she will provide classroom

Myles Hunt ’11 has authored a children’s book titled J.W. The Deaf Drummer. The story follows J.W., a deaf musician, as he teaches friends how he communicates and lives in a hearing world. Author and creative visionary Myles Hunt ’11 has released his first children’s book, J.W. The Deaf Drummer. The story follows the main

HWS commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Peace Corps by asking alums to reflect on their service as volunteers. Lucie Mendelson ’17 shares her experience as a Spanish literacy promoter in the Dominican Republic and what it was like to have her time cut short by the pandemic. On March 15, 2020, Lucie Mendelson ’17

Thomas “Gib” Shea ’22, who created his own major, is preparing for a public service career managing responses to emergencies like COVID-19. A volunteer firefighter and EMT since high school, Gib Shea ’22 enrolled at HWS planning to design an individual major. Since he arrived on campus that idea has evolved into “Community and Environmental Resilience,” which incorporates

William Smith College senior defender Mekayla Montgomery was recently named a preseason All-American by US Lacrosse Magazine. Montgomery, a psychology and education double major, was one of just 13 selections across all of NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse and one of only four defenders to earn the preseason accolades. A 2020 Inside Lacrosse first team All-American, she