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The HWS Update

Director of Alumni and Alumnae Relations Chevanne DeVaney ’95, P’21, P’23 will serve as the mentor for Posse 9, a group of 10 students from Los Angeles, Calif., who will arrive on campus for the Fall 2021 semester. One of the nation’s most prestigious and successful college access programs, the Posse Foundation grew from the

Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been accepted into the American Talent Initiative (ATI), an alliance of more than 125 four-year institutions with high graduation rates that are united in enrolling, supporting and graduating talented students from lower-income households. Each college and university participating in ATI identifies its own strategies to contribute to the collective goal of

Denzel Degollado ‘19 has received a fellowship through the Newman’s Own Foundation. He is placed at one of the Foundation’s grantees, Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO), a non-governmental organization based in New York City. In the position, he is working with the development team to design and implement a strategy to grow the organization’s donor

The Rev. Nita C. Johnson Byrd, Dean of Spiritual Engagement and Chaplain, offers a personal reflection.  “Who is this person that I call myself?” As a college chaplain, I have the privilege to journey beside young adults who are on an exploration of life. Throughout this journey, possibilities are investigated, potential is tapped, lives are

Members of the Hobart and William Smith Posse 3 cohort celebrated their academic and personal achievements at a graduation ceremony attended by family, friends, faculty and staff in Froelich Hall at the Gearan Center for Performing Arts on Saturday. Vice President for Campus Life and Posse Program Liaison Robb Flowers opened the program by congratulating

Brandi Taylor ’19, MAT ’20 is the recipient of a 2019 U.S. Student Fulbright Award to Kenya, where she will serve as an English Teaching Assistant beginning in January 2020. Taylor, who has aspired to win a Fulbright fellowship since high school, studied in Kenya during a short-term HWS abroad program in 2018. She says

Each year during the Commencement ceremony, Hobart and William Smith Colleges celebrate the early childhood educators of graduating HWS seniors for their impact in the lives of students during elementary, middle and high school. Tina Hartounian, culinary arts teacher at San Fernando Senior High School in San Fernando, Calif., will be presented with the Colleges’

Sociology major and art history minor Kevin Cervantes ’21 has landed a prestigious summer internship at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. As one of only six interns hired by the internationally renowned collection of museums, Cervantes will research cutting-edge pedagogy and develop curricula that will engage children in the analysis of abstract art. The

John Matthew Camara ’19 was one of 19 young leaders selected from across the country to attend the fifth annual Asian Americans Advancing Justice Youth Leadership Summit. Held in Washington, D.C., in the fall of 2018, the three-day leadership program focused on Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) advocacy and civic engagement, providing Camara a unique

When HWS’ seventh cohort of Posse Scholars arrives on campus in the fall, there will be familiar faces on hand to greet them. Kelly McLaughlin, director of operations and technical support at HWS, has been chosen as the mentor for the group of 11 members of the Classes of 2023. McLaughlin, Vice President for Enrollment