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The HWS Update

This weekend, alums from across the country will return to Geneva for the annual the HWS Latin American Organization Extravaganza. Held in conjunction with the Afro-Latino Alumni and Alumnae Association, the weekend will include the Extravaganza on Saturday, May 1, but will also feature additional activities on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for all to enjoy.

Horace D. Allen ’85 will return to campus on Tuesday, Feb. 2 as the keynote speaker for the Colleges’ Ninth-Annual Academic Excellence Dinner.  A former marketing representative and product manager for IBM Corporation, Allen is an entrepreneur who successfully formed a technology integration company and, with his sister, formed Team Pact, an organization aimed at

Seniors Elizabeth Witbeck and Darcy Lepore, with Scarlett Emerson, Project Assistant in the Intercultural Affairs office, volunteered at the Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor during “A Seneca Encounter With LaSalle” on Saturday, Sept. 26.  The historical reenactment was attended by mostly 4th grade students from several area schools and included several exhibits, vendors and

This year, HWS made history by sending a group of students abroad on an Alternative Spring Break service-learning trip to Nicaragua. Thanks to the hard work of Carl Ranieri ’11, nine students joined Alejandra Molina, director of Intercultural Affairs, to spend a week in Nindiri, Nicaragua to work on projects, such as housing and educational

Alejandra Molina, director of Intercultural Affairs at HWS, was recently elected for a one-year term to the Board of Directors for the Finger Lakes Health Foundation in recognition of her dedication to the community. Finger Lakes Health is a multi-institutional health system, responsible for providing a full range of health services to residents of the

As summer winds down, lots of new faces are welcomed to the HWS campus.  But for Darline Polanco ’09, it’s a different story.  Having graduated in May with a B.A. in public policy, Polanco returns to HWS this fall as the new programming coordinator for the Office of Intercultural Affairs. “It’s exciting,” she says, “but

Selected from the largest applicant pool in the history of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the Classes of 2013 are also the most diverse, with 22 percent identified as multicultural, hailing from 11 countries, speaking, in total, more than 30 languages.  During Orientation weekend, the HWS Office of Intercultural Affairs hosted an ice cream social

Dean Streeter offers keynote address Alger Adams ’32, the first African-American graduate of Hobart College, is recognized as a man who laid the foundation for students to surmount major financial and societal obstacles to attend and excel at Hobart and William Smith. No doubt a key inspiration for many HWS students, Adams will be honored at

In honor of Black History Month, Sankofa will host S.O.U.L. Week, beginning Monday, Feb. 23. “S.O.U.L. Week stands for ‘stories of untold lives.’ It’s a unique way for our campus to celebrate Black history,” explains Vice President of Sankofa Innis Baah ‘10. Activities begin with “Soul Night at SAGA” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on

Carmen Ballarte ’12, Katherine Burgos ’12, and Daina Spencer ‘12 spent their Friday evening lacing up their skates and hitting the ice with more than 30 Genevan youngsters from the Boys and Girls Club as part of HWS’s JumpStart Program.  “This is our third season on the ice,” said organizer Michael Bersani. “I used to