The Centennial Center for Leadership News

Youth Leadership Program Hits North St. Elementary

This month, more than 40 second-graders in the Geneva School District gathered with student and staff leaders from the HWS Centennial Center for Leadership in North Street Elementary School's cafeteria to explore the concept of diversity. To supplement the North Street Leaders Program, representatives from CCL met with small groups of students to discuss what it means to be diverse -- in religion...  More >>

IdeaLab Preparing Entrepreneurs

As a prelude to the 2015 Stu Lieblein '90 Pitch Contest, the HWS Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL) hosted its fall 2014 HWS IdeaLab, an innovative, six-week program designed to help students kick start their ideas while cultivating their entrepreneurial spirit. "The HWS IdeaLab is an important component of the CCL's entrepreneurial leadership student development work," says Amy Forbes, assoc...  More >>

Bentsi-Enchill '17 Wins 2nd Idea Contest

Ato Bentsi-Enchill '17, the winner of the 2014 Stu Lieblein '90 Pitch Contest at Hobart and William Smith, was recently named winner of the 2014 StartUpAfrica's Idea Generation competition. At both Idea Generation and the Pitch, Bentsi-Enchill landed top honors for his business idea, RevisionPrep, an online educational service that combines exam preparation with gaming programs for students in Gh...  More >>

Centennial Center Reflects on Milestones

It is 4:30 p.m. on a Monday during the spring semester at the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL). Downstairs in the seminar classroom, Hobart and William Smith students in the HWS Leads certificate program are finishing up a session in their Leadership Theory I class. Outside in the front entry room, students on the CCL advisory board gather and wait for their meeting to start. Soon, student ...  More >>

Alums Start Pioneering Building Project

Through their design-focused start-up company, Hempitecture, Matthew Mead '13 and Tyler Mauri '13 are pioneering the use of industrial hemp as a building material in the United States. Last April, the Hempitecture team kicked off a sustainable development project near Sun Valley, Idaho, that will result in the first non-residential hemp building in the U.S., says Mead. When completed, the buildin...  More >>

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