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Celebrating Posse 5 Scholars

The Colleges celebrated the graduation of the fifth cohort of students who came to HWS through the renowned college access and youth leadership program.

Hobart and William Smith celebrated graduating seniors who are part of the fifth cohort of Posse Scholars at the Colleges on Saturday, May 15. As Posse Scholars, the students are part of one of the most successful college access and youth leadership programs in the country.

Members of the Posse 5 cohort are: Leilani Anderson ’21, Kevin Cervantes ’21, Dante Herrera ’21, Faith Hicks ’21, Alexis Martinez ’21, Giselle Miranda ’21, Robert Padilla ’21, Lorena Robelo-Lara ’21 and Ferdy Simons-Barrientos ’21.

The special ceremony, recognizing the academic and personal achievements of these seniors on the eve of Commencement, was held on Stern Lawn.

The event featured a tribute to students from Posse 5 mentor, Associate Vice President Campus Safety Marty Corbett, as well as remarks from President Joyce P. Jacobsen; Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Khuram Hussain; Assistant Dean of Student Engagement Shelle Basilio-Murray; and Posse staff members.

Posse helps to identify promising youth in public high schools around the country through a process that takes into account academic and leadership potential that may have been overlooked by standard practices. In doing so, Posse expands the pool from which top colleges and universities recruit students from diverse backgrounds. Hobart and William Smith joined Posse in 2012.

View other Commencement 2021 events here.