William Smith DeansHonors Societies
Hai Timiai is the William Smith Senior Honor Society. The society was founded in 1953, and its name is the Greek for "Honored Women." They are a small group chosen by their members and the Deans to represent the many outstanding young women studying at William Smith. Entering the society is not a prize for winning a contest. It is not an end, but a beginning. Hai Timiai members are deserving of this honor due to their past commitment to the welfare of William Smith College and the larger community, through tradition and innovation. Membership signifies ongoing individual and group contributions.
Taline (she/her) is an Environmental Studies major with a double minor in Biology and Philosophy. She has been working as a student assistant in the William Smith Dean’s Office since the beginning of her sophomore year. Taline is a member of the Birding Club on campus and enjoys learning about the environment. She is interested in pursuing field research and will be working with Professor Cushman this summer to conduct research on the Seneca Lake Trout.
Litzy (she/her) was born and raised in Los Angeles and is majoring in Political Science and Latin American Studies. She is passionate about community building, which is exemplified through her constant involvement on campus. She served as William Smith Congress President, tutors at the Boys and Girls Club, and was a Junior Board Member. She is also a Student Support Specialist at IT Services, a Community Assistant, Writing Fellow, Coalition Leader for HWS Votes, and serves as one of the junior Chapter Leaders for PLEN. Litzy has also done a summer internship as a Data Analyst and Research Coordinator at the Office of Assembly member Brian Barnwell.
Fatou (she/her) is from the South Bronx and is studying Political Science and Africana Studies. On campus, she serves as a student assistant in the William Smith Dean’s office, a PLEN Chapter Leader and helps organize events with the Muslim Student Association. Additionally, Fatou currently serves as a program assistant for the Elevating Youth Voice Program with the Student Success Network. Fatou is passionate about educational equity and reform and hopes to pursue a career influencing education policy in New York City.
Cézanne (she/her) is from Rockland County NY. Here on campus she is majoring in Education and minoring in Psychology and Child Advocacy. Cezanne is a career assistant at the Salisbury Center, a student assistant in the William Smith Dean’s Office, a CTL study mentor, and a tour guide for admissions. A fun fact about her is she has been a pescetarian since she was 11.
Irini (she/her) is a double major in Writing & Rhetoric and English, with a minor in Dance. In addition to being an Arts Scholar on campus, she is the WS Student Trustee-Elect for the Class of 2023. Irini is a Writing Colleague and Writing Fellow and has taken many Creative Writing courses on campus. This summer, she plans on interning with HWS' own Seneca Review Books. When she is not writing, she can be found dancing with the Kinetic Dance Collective or working with choreographers from the Dance Department's Jr/Sr Choreographer's Showcase.
Niima (she/her) is majoring in Political Science with a combined major in Anthropology-Sociology. She is also minoring in International Relations, and completing the Leads certificate. She is the President of William Smith Congress, a Laurel Society member and a civic leader on campus. Niima was a finalist for the two leadership competitions this academic year: the Leadership Case Competition, and the Pitch. She speaks 3 languages fluently and is currently learning a fourth one!
Tess (she/her) is from Buffalo NY, and is a chemistry major with a double minor in economics and international relations. For the past year, she has conducted chemistry research with Professor de Denus and will again this summer. Tess is also a teaching fellow in the chemistry department. One of Tess's favorite William Smith experiences has been studying abroad in Copenhagen where she was a student blogger. Tess also competes with the HWS sailing team, works in Student Engagement, is a member of the Laurel Society, and is the house manager for the Food Insecurity and Outreach House.
Katerina (she/her) is majoring in Environmental Studies with a double minor in Asian Studies and American Studies. She is the current President of the Asian Student Union and works as an intern for the Office of Sustainability, where she help with the food recovery efforts on campus. Since her first year, Katerina also has worked as an America Reads tutor, been an active member of Campus Greens, and helped run the student-led garden on campus.
The Laurel Society is the sophomore and junior honor society for William Smith College. The members of the Laurel Society are a diverse group of young students, actively involved in their community and committed to leadership, mentorship, and academic excellence. Through their positive actions as role models and mentors, and their active participation and representation in all areas of Hobart and William Smith community, the Laurels demonstrate their commitment to William Smith College and to improving the lives of all William Smith students.
Mentorship and campus engagement are important aspects of the Laurel Honor Society Experience. During the fall and spring semesters, first-year and new transfer students are connected individually, upon request, with current Laurel Society Members. The Laurel Connections meetings offer new students an opportunity to learn about a range of academic experiences from research to fellowships, student clubs, to College organizations and involvement. Additionally, Laurel mentors offer peer support to new students as they navigate the academic and social experience on campus. To learn more about the program, email email@example.com.
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Members for both honor societies are selected based on their scholarship, leadership, character and service.
Typically, they are students who have made a strong commitment to William Smith College and have helped to create a sense of community on campus.
For more information about the societies and/or the application process, please contact the William Smith Dean’s Office at (315) 781-3467 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students must complete four full credit courses or their equivalent for the academic semester; at least three of the courses must be taken for grades, with no grades below C-; courses taken for CR/NC must receive a grade of CR; no incomplete initiated by the student for non-medical reason may be taken; and a grade point average of 3.5 must be attained.
The Dean's List is calculated each semester. A notation of this honor is made on the student's transcript.
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Helen Heath Scholars
Students must complete four full credit courses or their equivalent for the academic semester; at least three of the courses must be taken for grades, with no grades below C-; courses taken for CR/NC must receive a grade of CR; no incomplete initiated by the student for non-medical reason may be taken; and a grade point average of 3.0 – 3.49 must be attained.
The Helen Heath Scholars is calculated each semester. A notation of this honor is made on the student's transcript. It is a long-standing honor in recognition of a former dean of William Smith, Helen Bateman Heath, who was the seventh dean of William Smith College, served the College from 1944 to 1967.