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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

Matthew Nusom ’23 is the winner of the Todd Feldman ’89 and Family Pitch Contest for his sustainable design company SymBio. With more than 500 people tuning in virtually, Matthew Nusom ’23 pitched his sustainable design company SymBio live from HWS’ Seneca Room, becoming the winner of the Todd Feldman ‘89 and Family Pitch Contest.

A recent HWS workshop and symposium brought international scholars together to share publishing insights and develop their scholarly programs. Publishing academic work is not an easy endeavor; the barriers seem high, especially for new scholars. This semester, HWS faculty, the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) and editors of the three journals of the Community

Beauty entrepreneur Feven Yohannes ’04 and her twin sister Helena, founders of 2.4.1 Cosmetics, are featured on the Lessons In Cool series on the website of makeup icon Bobbi Brown. The new Lessons in Cool series on the website of makeup icon Bobbi Brown features profiles of those considered tastemakers, curators of style, thought leaders

This year’s finalists in the 2021 Todd Feldman ’89 and Family Pitch Contest will present their ideas for an innovative company or nonprofit to a virtual audience on March 4 at 7 p.m. Five student entrepreneurs have advanced to the final round of the Todd Feldman ’89 and Family Pitch Contest. This year’s contestants have

To honor Todd Feldman ’89 and his family, who generously support the HWS Entrepreneurship Fund and Opell Challenge, the HWS Pitch contest has been renamed. The 2021 Todd Feldman ’89 and Family Pitch Contest also marks the 10th anniversary of the competition, which is organized by the Centennial Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Entrepreneur

Darius Brummell ’21 and Bliss Doney ’22 share why they spent their January break studying what it takes to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and how they intend to apply their coursework to future careers.  Taught by the Director of the Centennial Center Amy Forbes, the “Entrepreneurial Leadership” course prepares students to apply innovation and ingenuity

With Trysail Strategies, Adam Croglia ’10 has launched a new venture in crisis communications, issues management and public affairs. He advises c-suite executives and boards of directors on high-stakes communications surrounding crisis events and critical issues – regulatory, legal, malfeasance and public opinion. The firm has offices in Buffalo and Albany, N.Y. and in Washington,

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

In six workshops throughout the fall semester, the Michael ’59 and Ellen ’60 Opell IdeaLab brought new and established entrepreneurs to help guide HWS students through key steps towards launching a new startup venture. IdeaLab is an annual start-up accelerator program that offers students from all majors a creative peer feedback environment, mentoring resources, structured