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The HWS Update

Based in Geneva, three recent graduates will join an impressive cohort of alums serving AmeriCorps. The alums will dedicate a year to supporting underserved people in Geneva in collaboration with local schools and community-building projects through the one-year federal anti-poverty service program. Shannon Drew ’21, Faith Hicks ’21 and Emma Ibbotson ’21 landed one-year AmeriCorps

HWS faculty and alums dance at Rochester Museum and Science Center event. The Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC) will present two outdoor dance performances that will include HWS faculty and alums. “Wander,” a site-specific dance tour, will take place on Monday and Thursday, June 28 and July 1, and “Wonder,” a stationary dance concert,

Hobart and William Smith recognize students, faculty and partners in Geneva for their investment in the local community.

The Colleges’ popular Community Sale has been transformed for 2021 into the HWS Donation Effort. This year, instead of inviting community members to shop donated clothing and supplies, students from Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Robin Lewis’ “Sustainability, Consumption and Commodities” seminar created a plan to redistribute items directly to community partners. Additionally, 16 student volunteers will

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

In celebration of the Peace Corps’ 60th anniversary, we checked in with HWS alums who, due to COVID-19, were serving abroad and called home, or whose plans have been delayed.  Annika Linden ’20 was supposed to leave last September to serve in the Peace Corps’ Youth Development program in Morocco. When the organization shut down operations

Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, more than 240,000 Americans have served worldwide, including scores of HWS graduates. In celebration of the agency’s 60th anniversary, Peace Corps volunteers from HWS, like Emily Spraggs ’17, are sharing their life-changing experiences. Building on the work of her independent major in global health and

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

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