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Exploring Mongolia through Fulbright Award

As the recipient of a prestigious 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Award, Ryan Kertanis '16 will travel to Mongolia where he will teach English. "Being selected for the Fulbright is a huge honor and I'm extremely excited to take on this challenge," says Kertanis, who graduated magna cum laude in anthropology and environmental studies. "The Fulbright Award will give me the chance to take the lessons...  More >>

Stephens '00 Talks Leadership

Prior to the Good Life Philanthropic Youth Foundation's recent annual fundraiser, the company's executive director and founder, Hasan Stephens '00, sat down with the Syracuse Post Standard to discuss his views on leadership. In the discussion, Stephens laid out a five-step process for someone who aspires to a leadership role. "First thing is surround yourself with the best, smartest people. You n...  More >>

Fulbright takes Owes '16 back to South Africa

Afrika Owes '16 has been named the recipient of a prestigious 2016-17 Fulbright Award to South Africa, where she will teach English. "I am beyond elated I was accepted," says the sociology major who graduated cum laude in May. "I owe a lot to my mentor, Centennial Center for Leadership Program Manager and Interim Chief Diversity Officer Solomé Rose and my Intercultural Affairs family. They convin...  More >>

Honoring Faculty Alums

Praised for their outstanding contributions as teachers, mentors and scholars at HWS, Roger Farrand '49, P'78, associate professor emeritus of English; Lois F. Nellis '46, professor emerita of biology; and Ann B. Oaks '74, P'84, P'85, P'89, associate professor emerita of mathematics, were all bestowed the Distinguished Faculty Award (DFA) during Reunion 2016. Since its inception in 1990, the cere...  More >>

Children's Literature Course Visits Highlights

Students in Professor of Education Charlie Temple's "Creating Children's Literature" course attended a two-day workshop last semester at the Highlight Foundation writers' retreat center in Boyds Mills, Pa. Hosted by Kent Brown Jr. '65, director of Highlights for Children, Inc., students supplemented their classroom studies with a firsthand look at children's book and magazine publishing from prof...  More >>

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