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Praising Academic Success

The graduating Classes of 2016 were recognized at the annual Academic Achievement Ceremony, held at the Robert A. Bristol '31 Field House on Saturday, May 14, prior to the 191st Commencement of Hobart College and the 105th Commencement of William Smith College. "During this busy weekend, we take time to honor and commend your academic excellence and your critical engagement with the pressing chal...  More >>

HWS Grows Peace Corps Numbers

As Commencement 2016 approaches, Elizabeth C. Lunderman '16 and Thomas A. Ramage '16 prepare for their two-year commitments to the Peace Corps, the preeminent international service organization of the U.S. Both Lunderman and Ramage will serve as teachers, in Tanzania and China respectively. They join William Smith alumnae Eliss Mañon '14 and Tess M. O'Leary '14, who will also begin Peace Corps se...  More >>

MAT Projects Offer Insight on Inclusion

In their final semester at Hobart and William Smith, the seven graduating MAT students developed scholarly research projects that shed light on microaggressions and the ways in which they contribute to marginalization. During the first half of Professor of Education Jim MaKinster's experiential learning course, the students explored the context surrounding microaggressions, including what they a...  More >>

Halter '16 Awarded "Drum Major for Service"

At the spring 2016 Day of Service, Sophie Halter '16 was presented with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Drum Major for Service" award in recognition of her commitment to community engagement and service during her time at Hobart and William Smith. Named for the "Drum Major Instinct" sermon that King delivered in 1968, the national service award honors "volunteers who perform extraordinary everyda...  More >>

Skaff '15 Earns Fulbright to Brazil

Sophia Skaff '15 has been named the recipient of a prestigious 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Brazil, where she will work as an English teaching assistant while furthering her interest in public health in Latin America. "I'm looking forward to experiencing and learning about a new culture, people and language," says Skaff, who majored in international relations and minored in Spanish and...  More >>

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